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Date of Article: 25/04/1751
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The London Evening- Poft. Numb. 3668 From TUESDAY April 23, to THURSDAY April 25, 1751. out his Tongue, which ' till then had remain'd dead and motionlefs. On Monday he could plainly articulate a few Words; and, after repeating the Experiment on Tuefday, he fpoke diftin as in any Thing the noble and worthy Patriots of tk-: t Country can be engaged in.' Yet, as all the Care and Foresight us'd on this important Occasion, have intirely prov'd ineffectual, and the Scheme Mr. Fielding has to produce, may, very probably, turn to no better Ac- count, I would hope, that of delivering up the Poor to their old Friends, the Clergy, would fully answer now, as it did before, every desirable End, and remove every Grie- vance that hath hitherto been so remarkably Irremedyable. And this encourages me to lay before the Publick tha Plan offer'd for the Purpose ; and perhaps, as the annual Charge of the Poor throughout the Kingdom for ths four last Years will now soon appear ( and, no doubt, A most surprizing Sum) it may, by this Means, be at last received as the very Desideratum in the Case. Let us see then what it is: ' The House of Commons have, in their Votes, encourag'd any to make Proposals fOr the employing and maintaining of the Poor, who are now so gteat a Burden upon tha Nation.' I have no Skill at Proposals, or Projects; yet may offer some Considerations, which others may happen to im- prove. First then, Let it be observ'd, there never Was any Tax laid upon England for maintaining the Poor before the latter End of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth ; as may be seen in our Book of Statutes. Second, That before the Reformation the Poor were main- tained by the Clergy, besides what was contributed by tha voluntary Charity of well dispos'd People. But there was no such Thing as Poor- Rates, or a Tax for the Poor. The Bishops and Clergy, as well Secular as Regular, kept open Hospitality for the Benefit of Strangers and Travellers, and the Poor of the Neighbourhood ; and were so oblig'd to do by their Foundations. They had Am eries for the daily Relief of the Poor ; and Infirmaries for the Sick, Maimed, or Superannuate ; with Officers appointed to attend them. They employ'd the Poor in work, which is the most cha- ritable way of maintaining them. They bound out to Trades Multitudes of Youths, who were left destitute : Bred others to Learning, of whom some grew very emi- nent ; and gave Portions to many Orphan young women every Year. They vy'd with one another in these Things. What Superstition, or Conceit of Merit there was . in it, we are not now to enquire. I am only telling Matter of Fact. And God did bless these Means to that Degree, that the Poor were no Burden to the Nation : Not a Penny imposed upon any Layman for . the main- taining of them ; the Clergy did that among themselves. They look'd upon the Poor as their Charge, as Part of their Family ; and laid down Rules and Funds for their Support. Third, I doubt not but there were Faults among the Clergy then ; and some of them might indulge themselves to Excess; which is certain was aggravated beyond the due Bounds, when Commissions to visit Churches and Mo- nasteries were given to those Laymen, who were to share the Booty, if they could find Reason sufficient ( them- selves being Judges) to have the Revenues of the Church divided among themselves ; who ( modestly speaking) were not better Men than those they dispossess'd ; nor have made better Use of those Revenues since they came into their Hands. The Monks were Sinners ; but their Visitors were no Saints. Fourth, The Poor- Rates in England come now ( as I am inform'd) to about a Million in the Year: All this we pay to boot, betwixt having the Clergy, or the Impro- priators, to our Landlords: for the Clergy ( ill as they were} kept this Charge from off us. And if their Re- venues were taken from them because they did not make the best Use of them, those to whom they were given should be obliged not t0 mend the Matter from bad to worse. Fifth, Would it then be an unreasonable Propect to put all the Poor in the Nation upon the Church- Land, . Tithes, which maintain'd them before and let the Clergy bear their Share for as much of them as are left in their Hands. Sixth, If the Impropriators will not be pleas'd with this, then let them have a valuable Consideration given them, for these Lands and Tithes, by a Tax rais'd for that Pur- pose; and return the Poor to the Clergy together, with, their Lands and Tithes. Seventh, And that the Tax may not be thought too grievous, let it be only Three Years of the present Poor Rates through1 England: And if . that will not do, the Clergy shall purchase the rest themselves. Three Years Purchase is a very good Bargain to get off a Rent Charge which is perpetual; and more Probability of its increasing than growing less. What Man in england would not willingly give Three. Years of his Poor- Rate at once to be freed from it forever? And for the poorer Sort, who may' not be able, or if any be not willing, then let them have the same Time to pay it in is now. Let the Clergy have Three Years of the Poor- Rates, payable in Three years, and a Value put, at which the Impropriators shall be obli- ged to sell; and after that the Clergy shall be obliged to, maintain the Poor as formerly ; and this will cost no more than to double the Poor- Rates for Three Years, and so be rid of them for ever. Whether the Proposal I have made, or any other to the like Purporse, will take Effect, I know not : But £ . think it is evident that it would be to the apparent Ad- vantage of the Nation ( upon Account) about a Million a; Year; To the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the County of Southampton. GENTLEMEN, bEING encouraged, by a great Number of the Gentlemen, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Southampton, to offer myself as a Candidate for the County, in the room of Francis Whitehead, esq, deceas'd, / therefore humbly beg the Favour of your Votes and Interest at the ensuing Election, which shall be ever gratefully acknowledg'd by, GENTLEMEN, your most obedient, humble Servant, HANS STANLEY. By reason of the Shortness of Time, I hope you will excuse a personal application. To the Gentlemen, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Southampton. MY Brother's Seat in Parliament being vacated by his Decease, I take the Liberty to offer myself a Candidate for the County in his room ', give me Leave therefore, Gentle- men, to apply to you for your Votes and Interest in this publick Manner, and to assure you, that if I am so happy as to meet with your approbation I shall make it my constant Endea- vour to discharge my Duty, and approve myself on all Occasions, Your most obliged and obedient, Humble Servant, ALEXANDER THISTLETHWAYTE. ' As a personal Application is impracticable, it is hoped Gentle- men will be so good as to excuse it. HOSPITAL for the Maintenance and Education of exposed and deserted young Children, in Lamb's- Conduit- Fields, Wednesday April 17, 1751. THIS is to give Notice, that the next General Meeting of the Corporation of the Governors and Guardians of the said hospital, appointed by his Majestys Royal Charter, will be held on Wednesday the 8tb of May, 1751, being the annual General Meeting of this Corporation. And the said Governors, in order to promote this Charity, having agreed ta dine together, at their own Expence, orce a Year, have appointed the same day, at Two 0' Clock, for their dining to- gether this Year in the said Hospital; and the said Governors, or any Gentlemen inclined to dine with them, may have Tickets of the Steward, at the said Hospital in Lamb's- Con- duit- Fields. By Order of the General Committee. HARMAN VERELST, Sec. April 19, 1751 GENERAL POST- OFFICE. WHEREAS the Post- Boy, bringing the Cirencester Mail to this Office, was Yesterday Morning, be- tween Two and Three o'Clcck, on Gerrard'S Cross Common, between Wickham and Uxbridge, attack'd and robb'd, by a single Highwayman, mounted on a Bay mare, who carry d off the said Mail, which contain'd the following bags of Letters, viz. Bristol, Witney, Cirencester, Exeter, Chippingnorton, Gloucester, Tiverton, Campden, Thame, Taunton, Evesham, Wickham, Wellington, Worcester, Beconsfield, Bridgewater, Birmingham, Gerrard's Cross, Wells, Wolverhampton, Abingdon, Oxford, Woodstock, Faringdon, Burford, Bath, The Person who committed this Robbery was a tall lusty black man, about six Feet high, between Forty and Fifty years of Age, mark'd with the Small- Pox, and had on a blue Surtout or Horseman's Coat, and under it a dark colour'd one, with white Metal Buttons, and wore a black or dark colour'd Wig, and rode upon a large Brown- Bay Horse or Mare, I J Hands high, with a bald Face and a dark black Mane, the Tail lately dock'd and nick'd, the Wounds not healed. This therefore is to give notice, that whoever shall appre- hend and convict, or cause to be apprehended and convicted, tie Person who committed this Robbery, will be intitled to a Re- ward of Two Hundred Pounds, over and above the Reward given by Act of Parliament for apprehending of Highwaymen : Or if any Person, or Persons, whether Accomplice in the said Robbery, or knowing thereof, shall make Discovery, whereby the Person, who committed the same, may be apprehended and brought to Justice, such Discoverer, or Discoverers, will, upon Conviction of the Party, be intitled to the same Reward of Two Hundred Pounds, and also have his Majesty's most gra- cious Pardon. By Command of the Post- Master- General, GEORGE SHELVOCKE, Sec. THE Rehearsal of the Musick for the FEAST of the SONS of the CLERGY, will be perform'd at St. Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday the 30th Instant, and the Feast will be at Merchant Taylors Hall on Friday the of May next. London, April 1751 WHEREAS the following Bank Notes were taken otic of the Bristol Mail this Morning, viz. No. C 79, for 2f 1. to Mr. Samuel Mills ) f April 11, 5 No. H J3, for 201. to Mrs. Eliz. Lyell No. i? 7, for jol. to Mr. James Miller No. 364, for 101, to Mr. Tho. Gibson No 86, for 10 JL to Mr. Matt. Collet No. C 6, for 201. to Snow and Denne No, C 132, for 10i. to Mr. Geo. Wolley Likewise the following Bank Post bills: Aug. 3, 1750 ) Nov. ii, 1770 Sept. 4, 1749 Dec. 17,175O Aug. 16, 1750 Feb. 9, 1749 5 No. K 6791, to John Meres Faggs or Order, for 10I. Oct. 13, 175O. No. K 783 to Thomas Brown, Esq for jo L Nov. io. No. L 732, to the Earl of Fitzwalter, for zf 1. Dec. 31. No. 1862, to John Tempest, for 20 1. February No. I, 244, to William Rutter, for 401. February 16. JJo. L 2K14, to ditto, for 201. March xx. The above are stopp'd at the Bank, and Notice given to all the Bankers in London ; so that they are of no Use but to the Owner. Whoever will bring them to Mess. Knight and Jack- son, Bankers, in Lombard- Street, or any Part thereof, or give Intelligence of them, so as the Whole, or Part be reco- ver'd, shall receive at the Rate of 10 per Cent, for so much as shall be recover'd, and n0 Questions ask'd. At RANELAGH HOUSE, on Monday next, the 29th Instant, will be ABALL; Tickets will be deliver'd on Saturday and Monday next, at White's Chocolate House in St, James's Street and at Ranelagh House, at one Guinea each. STEW Rev. Mr. Egerton, Dean of Hereford. Rev. Gerard Neden, D. D. Rev. Roger Pettiward, D. D. Rev. Nicholas Brady, L. L. B. Rev. Charles Lyddell, M. A. Rev. Sherlock Willis, M. A. A R D S. Richard Sambroke, L. L, D. Peter Dennis, Esq; George Perrot, Esq; Charles Henry Talbot, Esq; Mr. Daniel Fox, Mr. John Whiston. Note, Mr. Handel's new Te Deum, Jubilate, and Corona- tion Anthem, with a new Anthem by Dr. Boyce, will be vocally and instrumentally perform'd. *** At the Desire of several Ladies of Distinction, there will be a Charitable Collection for the Benefit of poor Clergy- men's Daughters, upon Delivery of the Tickets going into the Choir. TICKETS for the FEAST may be had at the following Places, at Five Shillings each, at Batson's, John's and Tom's Coffee- Houses, and at the King's Arms Tavern, in Cornhill; at the Queen's Arms Tavern, Chapter and Child's Coffee Houses, in St. Paul's Church- Yard; at Sam's Coffee House, Change- Alley; Half- Moon Tavern, Cheapside - Devil Tavern, Temple- Bar ; Somerset Coffee House in the Strand ; Ex- chequer Coffee House, Old Palace- Yard; and at Seagoe's Coffee Houfe in Holbourn. N. B. Two Rehearsal and two Choir Tickets will be given with each Feast Ticket. To the Worth Liverymen of the City of London. GENTLEMEN, AS Sir John BOSWORTH has desired to resign the Office of Chamberlain of this honourable City, on Account of his ill State of Health, your Votes, Interest, and Poll ( if needful) are desired for RICHARD GLOVER, Citizen and Ironmonger, To succeed him in the said Office; being a Person zealously af- fected to his Majesty King GEORGE, and to our present happy Establishment in Church and State, and a steady As- sertor of the Rights and Privileges of his Fellow- Citizens. To the Worthy Liverymen of the City of London, GENTLEMEN, AS Sir JOHN BOSWORTH, our present worthy CHAMBERLAIN , has desir'd to resign on account of his ill State of Health, I humbly beg Leave to apply for your Votes, Interell and Poll to succeed him, and if I have the Honour to be chosen, I will use my utmost Endeavours to discharge the Duty of that Office with Diligence and Integrity. I am, GENTLEMEN, Your most faithful, and April 16, 1751 Most obedient Servant, R. GLOVER. P. S. If a letter is not received by every Gentleman of the Livery, I hope it will not be imputed to any wilful Neglect, but to the Places of Abode being imperfect in the lists of se- veral Companies, and to the ShOrtness of Time, the Election being appointed on the 30th instant. To the Worthy Liverymen af the City of London, GENTLEMEN, THE Office of CHAMBERLAIN of this City being vacant by the unexpected Resignation of Sir John BoswORTH, Knt. your Votes, interest and Poll are humbly desir'd for JAMES HODGES, Citizen and Stationer, To succeed him, being zealously affected to his Majesty King GEORGE, the Protestant Succession, and our happy Consti- tution in Church and State, and a steady Asserter of the Rights and Liberties of his Fellow Citizens. Gentlemen of the Livery, I have, by the Advice of many worthy Liverymen, pre- sum'd to appear a Candidate, and to intreat your Protection and Assistance, as I have on all Occasions assiduously endea- Vour'd to promote the Common Weal of this great City, and the general Good of its Inhabitants, I humbly hope this Ap- plication will meet with your Favour and Encouragement, and I beg Leave to assure you, that if I should be so happy as to succeed, I will discharge the Duties of the Office bv a con- stant Attendance, Care and Fidelity, and ever gratefully ac- knowledge the Obligation conferred on, ; Your most obedient humble Servant, JAMES HODGES. P. S. If a Letter is not received by every Gentleman of the Livery, they are desir'd to excuse it, as the Lists are very im- perfect, and to impute it to want of Time and Information. At a Meeting of the Committee for the Suppressing Hawkers and Pedlars, held this 17th of April, 1751, at the Queen's Arms Tavern in St. Paul's Church Yard. THE Committee being sensible of the great Hard- ships this City has sustain'd by the pernicious Practice of Hawking, & c. so long carried on to the Prejudice of the fair Trader ; and as generous Minds will ever think themselves bound to make grateful Acknowledgment of Favours received, and own the kind Hand that led them through their seemingly insupportable Difficulties, which was the State of the Shop- keepers of this City, when over- run by these wandering Tra- ders ; then were we kindly and chearfully assisted by Mr. De- puty James Hodges, who was a great Instrument in procuring the Execution of the salutary Laws, that has removed this great Evil. We hope that the Livery will not forget so singular a Service, and support a Person so deserving our Fa- vours, who has 0n all Occasions exerted himself in Support of the Liberties and Privileges of his Fellow Citizens. By Order of the Committee, GEO. APPLEBY, Sec. Paul's Head Tavern, Cateaton Street, April 18,1751. AT a Meeting of the Masters concern'd in the late Application to Common- Council, & c. it was una nimously agreed, that Mr. Deputy James Hodges, for his Rea- diness, Resolution, and Abilities, executed 0n Behalf of rhe persecured Traders oF this city, deserves, from Principles of Ho nour and Gratitude , the best Services they can do him, as a Candidate for the Office Of Chamberlain of London, which is seriously and earnestly recommended to the Consideration of the Livery, particularly to those who have so long borne the heavy Weight of a law, that has forced many of the most useful Inhabitants, and their Dependents, from this City. For these Reafons it is humbly hoped, and not doubted, but, the Livery in general, as well as the Sufferers in particular, Will exert themselves in serving their real Friend. Sign'd by Order of the Masters, B. BLACKDEN, Secretary. To the Worthy Liverymen of London, GENTLEMEN, THE Office of CHAMBERLAIN of this Honour- able City Being vacant by the Resignation of Sir JOHN BOSWORTH, Knt. I humbly intreat the Favour of your Votes and Interest ; assuring you, that if I have the Honour to be elected, the Obligation Shall be constantly acknowledge by a faithful Discharge of the Duty of that high Station, and by a Strenuous Assertion of the Rights of my Fellow Citizens, being zealouily attested to His Majesty King GEORGE, to our happy Constitution, and to the Trade of this great Metropolis. I am, GENTLEMEN, Your most obedient humble Servant, ROBERT PYCROFT. P. S. If a Letter is not receiv'd by every Gentleman of the Livery, I hope it will not be imputed to ANY wilful NEGLECT, but to the Places of Abode being imperfect in the Lists of the several Companies, and to the Shortness of Time, the Elec- tion BEing appointed ON The 30th INStant. To the Worthy Liverymen of the City of London^ GENTLEMEN, YOUR Votes, Interest, and Poll ( if needful) are desir'd for Deputy THOMAS HARRISON, CITIZEN and HABERDASHER, To be CHAMERLAIN of this Honourable City, in the room of Sir JOHN BoswORTH, Knt. who has desir'd Leave to resign he being well versed IN the laws and Customs of this City, of great Experience in Business, and zealously AF- fected to his Majelty King GEORGE, and our happy Con- Stitution both in Church and State. N. B. The ELection will be 0N Tuesday the 30th Instant. To the Worthy Liverymen of the City of London, GENTLEMEN, SIR JOHN BOSWORTH having desir'd Leave to resign the Office of CHAMBERLAIN of this Honour- able City, I BEG the Favour of your Votes and Interest in my behalf. Should I be So happy to Succeed, I hereby assure you, that I will relinquish all other Business, and make the Duties of that Office my only Care. I am, GENTLEMEN, Fenchurch- Street, Your most humble Servant, April zo, 1751. THOMAS HARRISON. If a Letter is not receiv'd by every Gentleman of the Livery, I hope it will nor be imputed to any wilful Neglect, but to the Places of Abode being imperfect in the Lists of se- veral Companies, and to the unavoidable Accidents attending the Delivery of so great a Number. NEWTON RACES. ON Wednesday the 5th Day of June next will be run for, 0N Newton Common, near Newton in the County of Lancaster, a Cup of the Value of Fifty Pounds, by any Horse, Mare or Gelding which never Started for above five Guineas, that has been the Property of A Subscriber to the Newton Hunt ( for the present Year) ever Since the first Day of January last To carry TZ Stone, Saddle and Bridle in- cluded the best: of three Heats, four Miles to a Heat ; to pay one Guinea Entrance, and Five Shillings to the Clerk of the Races for Scales and Weights. The Owner of each Horse to certify under his own Hand, that his Horfe is, bona fide, qua- Lified according to the above Particulars. The winning Horse to be Sold for 5ol. if demanded by a Subscriber within Six Hours. Any Horse that Started for the Cup the last Year may start again for this Cup, Three Horses to Start or no Race. On Thursday the 6th, the Subscribers Free Purse of Fifty Pounds is to be run for on the Same Course, by any Horse, Mare or Gelding; aged Horses carrying eleven Stone, Saddle and Bridle included, and all under to be allow'd Weight tor Age ; paying two Guineas Entrance and Half a Guinea to the Clerk- of the Races for Scales and Weights. The best of three Heats, four Miles to a Heat. All but aged Horses to bring Certificates of their Ages from the Hands of the Breeders. And 011 Friday the 7th, the Subscribers other Free Purse of Fifty Pounds is to be run for on the Same Course, A Give and Take Plate, by any Horse, Mare or Gelding ; 14 Hands to carry nine Stone, Saddle and Bridle included, and all above to allow Weight for Inches. To pay three Guineas Entrance, and Half a Guinea to the Clerk of the Races for Scales and Weights. The Best of three Heats, four Miles to a Heat. *** Three reputed running Horses to enter and run For each of the above Fifty Pound Purses 01- 110 Race : And if but one Horse Shall enter for either of these Purses, the Owner Shall have ten Guineas; if two Horses only, the Owners of those two Horfes Shall have fifteen Guineas between them. The Entrance Money each Day to go to the Second- best Horse; one Horse, & c.' not to run for both Purses. All Horses, & c. to stand in the Town of Newton five Days at least before running, and to be shewn and enter'd at John Ellam'S, in Newton aforesaid, 011 Tuesday the 4th Day of June, betwixt the Hours of Three and Six in the Afternoon of the same Day, when Certificates of the Age of each Horse, & c. are to be produced, and to run according to Articles which will be then and there shewn. All Difputes to be finally determin'd by Edward Dicoonson, Esq; Comptroller ; Sir Thomas Grey Egerton, Bart, and Peter Legh, Esq; There will he a Main of Cocks fought during the Races be- twixt Peter Legh, Esq; and Bazil Thomas Eccleston, Esq; RUGBY RACES. ON Thursday the 27th of June will be run for, on Rugby- Heath, a Purse of Fifty Pounds, free for any Horse, Mare or Gelding; those of five Years old to carry nine Stone, six Years old ten Stone, and aged Horses ten Stone ten Pounds ; the best of three four Mile Heats. On Friday the 28th will be run for, 011 the same Course, a Purse of Guineas, by any Horse, Mare, or Gelding, that has been used as a Hunter last Season, and has not taken a Sweat before Lady- day, and never started for any thing except Hunters Plates; to carry twelve Stone, the best of three four Mile Heats. The Subscribers to pay one Guinea, a Nonsubscriber three Guineas Entrance for each Plate. All the Horses, & c. shall be obliged to enter at the Bear at Rugby on Thursday the icth of June, or pay double Entrance. N. B. No Horse, Mare or geldling, that was the Property of Mr. Prentice, the Owner of Trimmer, at the Time of the last Newmarket Meeting, or shall belong to him at the Time of these Races, shall be allow'd to start for either of these plates. No less than three Horses to start for either of these PUrses; Certificates of their Qualifications to be produced at the Time of Entrance. All Disputes to be decided by the Majority of Subscribers then present. This Day is publish'd, Price is. OF BENEVOLENCE. An Epistle to Eumenes.. . Printed for A. Millar opposite to Katherine- Street in the Strand. THE Arabian Horse belonging to Mr. BROWN of Breafy, will cover Mares this Salon at Dublin in ! Ireland, at Ten Guineas a Mare, and five Shillings the Groom, j a Leap and two Trials. He is fifteen Hands high, of great Justness in his Propor- ! tions, beautiful, full of Vigour and Agility. He was obtain'd by a special Favour from the present Em- peror of Morocco, whose Grant and the Records of this Horse's . Pedigree in the Reigns of three preceding Emperors. in the Arabick Manuscript, translated into English and attested by a British Consul in Africa, are now in Mr. Brown's Possession. For further Particulars enquire of Reginald Heber in Cold- Bath- Square, London. Where may be had, No. i, i, and 3, of the Historical List of Horse- Races, & c. for the Year 1751 ; where Subscriptions and Advertisements for his Paper are taken in. To be run for by Men, in the Artillery- Ground, London, on Monday the 19th Instant, ASilver Cup Value three Guineas, or three Guineas in Money; 2s. 6d. Entrance, 110 less than eight to start, to run 40 Rod after the Kentish Manner, viz. two j and two, which makes four Races; and the four Winners to j run two and two, which is two Races then the two Winners to run for the Cnp, which will be given to the first, and the Stakes to the second ; to start at Four o'clock. And 0n Monday the 6th of May will be run for, by Men, a Cup of the same Value, by those that never won three Guineas in the said Ground, the best of three Heats, three Miles each Heat; 2s. 6d. Entrance, the Entrance Money to the second- best, which shall not be less than one Guinea. To enter for the forty Rod Match 011 or before Saturday the 2.7th Instant, and for the three Miles Plate on or before Satur- day the 4th of May : To run in Drawers. N. B. Close Chaises and able Horses that match, to be lett by G. Smith. WHEREAS between Seven and Eight o'Clock in the Evening of Tuesday the 9th Day of this In- stant April, one of his Majesty's Fallow Deer was shot about 300 Yards from the Deer Penn, near New- Lodge in the Parish of Bray, in Windsor- Forest ; and the Report of the Gun being heard by the Keepers, Pursuit was immediately made after the Person or Persons who shot the same; but such Person or Per- sons got off undiscover'd. And 0n Wednesday the 10th of this Instant April, between Five and Six o'Clock in the After- noon, one of his Majesty's Red Deer was shot about 60 Yards from the said Deer Penn, and upon hearing the Report of the Gun, the Keepers, who were then watching, came up and saw two Men, one of whom had a rifle Barrel Gun ; but upon sight of the Keepers run away and threw the Gun into some Water. And it being apprehended that many others are concerned in killing the King's Deer in New- Lodge Walk aforesaid, Notice is hereby given, that if any person will discover any one or more Person or Persons who kill'd, or was or were aiding in killing the said Fallow Deer, or was or were aiding in killing the said Red Deer, ( except the said two Persons, whom the Keepers so faw and already know) so that such Person or Persons may be convicted of the said Of- fence, the Perfon making such Discovery shall, upon the Con- viction of every such Offender, receive of Lord Henry Beau- clerk five Guineas Reward. WHEREAS upon the Estate belonging to the Earl of Powis in Montgomeryshire, there hath been found the richest Lead Mines in this Kingdom, and there is n0 better ProspeCt any where for good Mines: If any Gentle- men are willing to take any Part of the Hills for that Purpose, they will be lett upon reasonable Terms. Persons may be treated with by sending a Line directed to Mr. William Goostrey upon Ludgate- Hill, London, who will immediately answer the same; and if they are inclin'd to view the Mountains, they will be directed to a proper Person upon the Spot to shew the same. WHEREAS Richard Hutchinson, Apprentice to John Lenthwaite, Brasier, in Loughborough, Leicestershire, left his said Master on Sunday the 14th' or Monday the 15th Instant; has a pale Face, long Nose, pock- and; wears a black Wig, lightish short Hair, in a black drild Coat, grey Waistcoat, and Buckskin Breeches. If he'll return to his Master, he shall be receiv'd ; otherwise, if any Persons harbour him, after this Notice, they shall be punish'd as the Law directs. AS Maidenhead Bridge, in the Road to Bath from London, is taken down to be rebuilt, this is to inform the Publick, that the Road from London to Reading, leading through Staines and Egham in the County of Surrey, and over Windsor Forest, is nearer by a Mile from London to Reading than the Maidenhead Road, or any other Road, as appears by the Mile- Stones erected in the said Road, and by much the pleasantest and freest from Dust, with Variety of Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats through the Forest; also near the Road, not exceeding a Quarter of a Mile, is the famous Cooper's Hill, taken Notice of by Mr. Pope for its delightful ProspeCts : This Road is allow'd by all Gentlemen that have tried it, to be the best and safest for Expedition, having a free open Quarter for Carriages, without Interruption of Wag- gons, & c. There is no Part of the Road narrow or confin'd, but two or three Coaches may pass each other abreast. Note, Post Chaises and Saddle Horses to be had at both the Inns at Egham, and at both the Inns at Staines. THE BATH CARAVAN begins flying on Monday the 6th of May, in two Days; sets out from the White Horfe, Holbourn- Bridge, at Three o'clock in the Morning, every Monday and Thursday, and the same Hour and Days from Bath. To Bath Twelve Shillings, and the rest of the Road in Pro- portion. N. B. No Money, Plate, or Jewels accounted for, except enter'd and paid for as such. Goods and Passengers taken in at the Three Kings, Piccadilly. ASTAGE- COACH will set out from the Talbot- Inn near the New Church in the Strand, 011 Tuesday the 30th Instant, at Eight o'Clock in the Morning, and proceed over Westminster Bridge to Richmond in Surrey ; and will set out the same Afternoon from Richmond, at Four o'Clock, and return back over the said Bridge to the Talbot Inn aforesaid, and to be continued every Day. Places to are taken at the Talbot Inn, and at Mr. Charles Scott's in Richmond. N. B. Mr. Scot's other Coach will continue to go over Ful- ham Bridge as usual. This Day is publish'd, Price 6d~ The FIFTH EDITION, of A Short Account of the late Application to Parlia- ment, made by the Merchants of London upon the Ne- glect of their Trade; with the Substance of the Evidence thereupon, as summ'd by Mr. GLOVER. Printed for M. Cooper at the Globe in Pater- noster Row, THE Trustees for Enlarging and Maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate do hereby give Notice, that at ' their Meeting on Friday the 3d of May next, at Eleven o'Clock, in the Merchants Seamens Office on the Royal- Ex- change, they will be ready to treat with any Person or Per- sons who have Oak Timber to dispose of, which is streight, sound, full topp'd and well hew'd, 0f 40, 70, or 80 Feet Meetings. For farther Particulars apply to the Secretary, at his Office in the Old South- Sea- House, Broad- Street, who will also re- ceive Proposals seal'd, and the Persons intending to contract are desir'd to attend at the Time and Place before mentioned. By Order of the Trustees, __ AR. ELIOTT, Sec. STOLEN in the Night of the 18th Instant, out of the Stable of Mr. George Shakespear, of Knightsbridge in Middlesex, A full- aged genteel Bay Gelding, about fourteen Hands and an Inch high, a white BLaze 0n his Face, and 1 Snip on his Nose, his near Feet before and behind white, and some Saddle- Spots. And also, at the same Time, was sto- lan out of the Field adjoining, a Bay Mare, seven Years old, bare fourteen Hands high, with a Blaze and Snip like the Gelding's, but n0 other white about her, except Saddle Spots. Whoever will stop them, and give Notice as above, shall have Five Guineas for their Trouble, and all reasonable Charges. SToLeN or Stray'd out of a Ground near Ken- sington Gravel- Pits , a strong made Bright- Bay Nag, with a black Mane and Tail, fat and blooted by being at Grass all last Winter, about 14 Hands high, a Saddle- Mark on the near Side, a small Spot of white Hair in his Forehead, and on the off Foot behind, a nick'd Tail, and also a thick Mane, which had been hog'd, and very small Ears. Whoever brings him to Mr. Mills's, a Brewer, in Kensing- ton Gravel- Pits, shall have Two Guineas Reward, all rea- sonable Expences bore, and n0 Questions ask'd. to all Gentlemen and others. AS every one that shaves himself, or those that shave others, would be willing to have a very good RAZOR- STRAP, and seldom meet with it; I make bold to offer to the Publick one of two, three and four Sides; some with Conveniences - for carrying Razors within side. And my Straps will certainly answer the Buyer's Expectations. Old Straps mended. Travelling Boxes, fill'd . with all Necessaries for Shaving, and some with writing or without, all in small Compass; Boxes fill'd with the best Soap, and Lathering Brushes of all Sorts. Feather Brooms, ou Balay de Plumes, the very best and only Thing to clean and preserve gilt Frames, carv'd work, Pictures, Ornaments, Paper- Hangings, Stoco, & c. He sells as before, his fine shining Black Balls, well known for nourishing the Leather, and also for Boots or thick Shoes, that will prevent Water from soaking into the Leather. All these Things here mention'd, are to be had only at the Maker's, J. EMON, at the Two Blue Balls, the upper End of the Haymarket, St. James's, and not in Pall- mall. My Straps are seal'd with my Name, and sign'd. To be SOLD Furnish'd, AHOUSE call'd TILTS- HEAD BUILDINGS, in Wilts, situate on the Downs, in a fine Sporting Coun- try, four Miles from Market- Lavington, eight from War- minster, and twelve from Salisbury. Consisting of four Bed- Chambers, a large Parlour, a HalL a large Room forty Feet by twenty, three light Closets and two dark Closets on the Ground Floor, with nine Garrets and Closets, Kitchen, Out- houses, a Granary and Brew- house, a large Barn, Stabling for twenty Horses, a Dog- Kennel, with a Garden well planted with Fruit Trees, and a small Enclosure adjoining. Enquire of Mr. Mallory, in New- Exchange Buildings in the Strand ; or at Tilts Head Buildings as above. To be SOLD, At a Survey to he held for that Purpose on Monday the 6th Day of May next, by Three o'clock in the Afternoon, at the House of James Thome, known by the Sign of the Crown, and lying in Wiveliscombe in the County of Somerset; THE Fee- simple and Inheritance of a Messuage and Lands call'd WAY and HILLAND, now lett to a good Tenant for a Term of Years at the improv'd Yearly Rent of 441. Also of another Messuage and Lands call'd BEER, adjoining and proper to be added therewith, and now also lett to rhe same Tenant for a Term of Years, at the Yearly Rent of 291. The above mention'd Premisses were the Lands of Mr. Ro- bert Talbot, lately deceas'd, and lying in Chipstable, about four Miles from Wiveliscombe, six from Wellington, and nine from Tiverton ; and there is now growing thereon a large Quantity of prosperous young Timber Trees. Enquire of Mr. Philip Lane, Attorney at Law, in Crediton, Devon, for further Particulars. To be peremptorily SOLD, On Thursday the 2d Day of May next, between the Hours of Four and Six in the Afternoon, pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, before Thomas Lane, Esq one of the Masters of the said Court, AN Estate, Part Freehold and Part Copyhold, called NEW HALL, in Canewden, lying in Rochford Hundred in the County of Essex, of the yearly Value 50l. Also a Copyhold Estate, with three Acres of Freehold Land, in the Manor of Burnham in the County of Essex aforesaid, of the yearly Value of 301. late the Estates of Benjamin Lorkin, Merchant, deceas'd. Particulars may be had at the said Master's Office in Cary- Street, London. Now on SALE, By Order of the assignees of John Cuff, Optical Instrument- Maker, at his Shop the Sign of the Reflecting Microscope and Golden Spectacles, up against Serjeants Inn Gate in Fleet Street, London, HIS entire Stock in Trade, consisting of all Sorts of the most curious Optical Instruments; as Refracting and Reflecting Telescopes, Microscopes of several Kinds, & c. particularly the Double Microscope of a new ConstruCtion, in- vented by the said John Cuff; the Solar Microscope as impro- ved by him ; also the Opake Microscope, with Wilson's Poc- ket Microscope, Culpepper's, the Chamera Obsoura Ma- gic Lanthorn, Convex and Concave Speculums, Multiplying Glasses, Prisms for Sir Isaac Newton's Experiments ON Light and Colours, Barometers, Thermometers, Speaking Trumpets, and various Sorts of Mathematical Instruments; likewise Opera Glasses, Reading Glasses, and Spectacles made of Brazil Peb- ble, and the finest Flint Glass, Venetian Green, and superfine Crown Glass, ground on brass Tools, in the Method appro- ved by the royal Society. Catalogues of which are deliver'd gratis at the Place of Sale; and for the Conveniency of the Buyers, the Goods are number'd, and the Prices fix'd at very low Rates To be SOLD; THE Manor of BYLOTTS, lying and being with- in the Manor of Pembridge in the County of Hereford, four Miles from the Town of Kinton and four from Leomin- ster : The same is now lett for 21 Years 0n leases to good Te- nants for 2001. a Year and upwards ; it consists of one large Messuage House and Outbuildings, with a Mill, all in good " Repair, and of Meadow and Pasture Ground lying contiguous and very convenient. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Hooper, Attorney at Law in Kinton ; of Mr Jones of Pembridge, or of Mr. Tho- mas Leigh, Attorney at Law, in Clement's Inn, London. To be SOLD, AFreehold Estate situate in East Smithfield, and adjoyning to the Victualling- Office, consisting of 34 Messuages, 19 whereof are lett into distinct Houses, and the remaining 15 in different Tenements; the Whole well te- nanted at about 235 1. per Annum. Note, The Land- Tax and other Deductions very reasonable. Enquire of Mr. Ralph Scudder, Carpenter, in North- East Passage in Well Close Square. To be SOLD, On Wednesday the 8th of May next, to the best Bidder, at the Manor House at Garsdon, either together or in Parcels, as shall be thought most convenient at that time, AN Estate in Wiltshire, with the Manor, of the yearly Rent of 640 1. besides Estates held upon lives, of the yearly Value of near 3001. in the Lord of the Manor's Power to renew : It is mostly leased upon single Lives, and those old ones ; a very good and convenient House and Offices, Fish- Ponds, & c. a perpetual Advowson of 90]. a Year an- nex'd, within two Miles of Malmsbury, sixteen from Bath, and sixteen from Bristol. N. B. There will be Attendance at the said Manor House for that Purpose. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Benefold, at the White Peruke in Great Marlborough- Street by Carnaby Market, London ; or of Mr. Thomas Ovens at Garsdon aforesaid. Notice is hereby given, THAT the several Shops, and other Buildings, for the Making of Anchors, and Manufacturing of all Sorts of Iron wares, and the Tools and Utensils thereunto belong- ing ; together with several Houses, Warehouses, and other Buildings, and a large Key and Crane, and a Field of eight Acres of 1 and thereunto adjoining; situate at Dunston 0n the River Tyne, near Newcastle ; being Copyhold of Inheritance, subject to a yearly Rent of Six Shillings and One Penny ; will be sold by Publick Sale to the best Bidder, 0n Wednesday the 3d of July next, at Five o'Clock in the, Afternoon, at the Royal Exchange Coffee- house m Threadneedle- Street, London. The Particulars of all which may be had at Mr. Heaton's, in Threadneedle- Street, London; Mr. Joseph Tranter's, in Bristol; Mr. William Cookson's, in Hull; Mr. Lancelot At- kinson's, at Newcastle upon Tyne ; Mr. William Spencer's, in Liverpool; and at Mr. Christopher Sideman's, in Birming- ham. To be SOLD, THE Manor of East- Deane, within six Miles of Chichester, in the County of Sussex, containing thirteen Miles in Circumference ; having great Quantities of young Oaks, Ashes and Beech, growing on the Commons and Wastes thereof. The Copyholds ( being Estates of inheritance and the Fines arbitrary) are computed at 323 1. 15 s. per Annum, and the Quit- Rents at 17 1. 16 s. f d. per Annum. Also the Annual Rents of two Copyhold Estates upon Lives, at 101. 5s. per Annum. Also the Manor Farm, whereon is a good Farm House and other convenient Offices and Buildings, and Common of Pas- ture for a large Number of Sheep, now lett at 120 1. a Year, The Tenant pays one Third of the King's Tax, his Lease expires ac Michaelmas 1753, and the Rent is capable of being consider- ably advanced. Also a small Farm call'd Glover's Farm, now lett at if 1. a Year in Charleton Parish, contiguous to the Manor Farm. Also six several inclosed Coppices, containing about 630 Acres, Parcel of the Manor, wherein are growing Oak Timber and a' large Number of tellows ; all in the parish of East- Dean, and in Charleton aforesaid. Note, The Profit of the extensive Waste is considerable, the Timber Tellows and Underwoods growing thereon, and in the respeCtive Coppices and Commons, are very improveable, and the Manor is a Receptacle for and abounds in all Sons of Game. Particulars of the said Manor and Estate may be had of Mr. Gascoigne, at No. 7, Clement's- Inn, London ; or of Mr. Tutte at Chichester. To be SOLD or LETT, AFreehold good, large and old accustomed Inn, call'd or known by the Name or Sign of the Swan, si- tuate at Bissiter in Oxfordshire, five Miles from Blenheim- House, six from Stow, and ten from Oxford, with large and convenient Stables and other Outhouses, with good Vaults and Cellars, the House, & c. in good Repair, and the Stables within these few years cost several hundred Pounds in re- building. Enquire of Mr. Edward Lock, Butcher, in St. James's Market, or Mr. Edward Jones, at No. 16, Craven- Buildings, London ; of Mr. Edward James in Oxford, or Mr. Robins, Ironmonger, at Bissiter, Oxfordshire. To be LETT, and enter d on immediately, At Turweston in the County of Bucks, one Mile from Brackley five from Buckingham, and about 46 Miles from London, THE Manor House there being a very large and commodious House, situate in a fine, open, sporting Country : Containing six Rooms 0n a Floor, with large and convenient Vaults fit for a Nobleman or Gentleman's Family ; together with convenient Outhouses, Laundry, Dovecote, Coach house, Barns, Stables, Orchards, Gardens, Fish- ponds, and Paddock, all adjoining ; containing together about eight Acres, late in the Occupation of Mrs Hiccocks, deceased. Enquire of Mr. John Welchman, ar Brackley aforesaid ; or of Mr. Langston, in Savage Gardens, Tower- Hill, London. To- morrow Noon will be publish'd, Price only two- pence, or Twelve for is. 6 d, to those that will give them away, AShort Account of the Application made to Par- liament by the Merchants of London, upon the Neglect of their Trade, with the Substance of their Evidence, as summ'd up By Mr. RICHARD GLOVER; And his Remarks thereon, in a Speech before the Hon. House of Commons. Printed for J. Osborn, at the Golden Ball in Pater- noster Row. , N. B. By the above Pamphlet every Liveryman of London will be able to judge for himself whether Mr. Glover is not a very proper Person to succeed Sir John Bosworth as Cham- berlain Of this City. Year; besides many other Benefits, greater than that which he shews in several Instances.- But instead of them, I shall finish my Paper with a Passage or two out Archbishop Whitgift's Speech to Queen Elizabeth. ' To incline you to prevent the Curse that will fol- low Sacrilege, I beseech you also to consider, that Con- stantine, the first Christian Emperor, and Helena, his Mother, that King Edgar, and Edward the Confessor, and indeed many others of your Predecessors, and ma- ny private Christians, have also given to God, and to his Church, much Land, and many Immunities, which they might have given to those of their fami lies, and did not but gave them for ever as an abso- lute Right and Sacrifice to God; and with these Immuni- ties and Lands they have entailed a Curse upon the Alienators of them : God prevent your Majesty, and your Succes- cessors, from being liable to that Curse, which will cleave unto the Church Lands, as the Leprosy to the Jews * Let particular Men suffer for their particular Errors", but let God and his Church have their Inheritance. And though I pretend not to Prophecy, yet I beg Pos- terity to take Notice of what is already become visible in many Families That Church Land added to an antient and just Inheritance, hatb proved like a Moth petting a Garment, and secretly consumeth both. And though I shall forbear to speak reproachfully of your Father; yet I beg you to take Notice, That a Part of the Church Rights, added to the vast Treasure left him by his Father, hath been conceived to bring an un- avoidable Consumption upon both, notwithstanding s all his Diligence to preserve them. Pardon this affectionate Plainness, my most dear So- vereign, and let me beg to be still continued in your Favour, and the Lord still continue you in his.' Your most obedient Servant, A. B. We hear from Oxford, that on Thursday last the Chancellor's Letter was read in Convocation, dispen- sing with a Publick Act, saying, This was no Time to rejoyce when the whole Nation mourn ; and that the University could not but be greatly affected with the Loss of their great Patron the Prince of Wales: After the Letter was read, the Proctor in his Speech dwelt long on the Character of the Prince, and of the great Regard he had for Learning as well as an Affection for that Place, which was heard with a melancholy Atten- tion. On Monday next a solemn Anthem is to be per- form'd by the best Hands and Voices that can be got. This Day Mr. Thomas Grimstead, an eminent Gold- smith and Jeweller in St. Paul's Church- Yard, was married at Streatham Church, by the Rev. Dr. Cres- wick Dean of Wells, to Miss Nelly Creswick, Daughter to Jos. Creswick, of Streatham, Esq, one of his Ma- jesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Surrey, an agreeable young Lady with a handsome Fortune. On Monday Evening a Patent pass'd the Great Seal, his Majesty's Grandson, George William Fre- derick: Princeof Wales and Earl of Chester. And On Tuesday Morning the Right Hon. the Lord Chan- cellor waited on his Royal Highness and presented him with the said Patent. This Day his Royal Highness went to St. James's, and delivered his late Royal Highness the Prince of Wales's Order of the Garter to the King, and afterwards kiss'd his Majesty's Hand on being created Prince of Wales. Last Monday Thomas Duncombe, Esq; was elected, without Opposition, Member of Parliament for Down- ton in Wilts, in the room of George Proctor, Esq de- ceas'd. On Monday last died, at Hall Place, the Most Noble Francis Scot, Duke of Buccleugh, Earl of Dalkeith, and Baron of Whitchester and Eskdale in Scotland; Earl of Doncaster, and Baron Scot of Tindal, in England, and Knight of the Order of the Thistle. His Grace derived his Descent from James Duke of Monmouth and Buccleugh, eldest Son of King Charles II. He was bOrn Jan. ti, 1694- 5 i on the 5th Of April 1710, he married the Lady Jane Douglas, Sister to the Duke of Queensberry and Dover ; Feb. n, 1724- 5, he was elected Knight of the Thistle; Feb. 6, 1731- i, " by the Death of his Grandmother, he succeeded to the Titles of Duke of Buccleugh, & c. June 17, 1734, he was elected one of the sixteen Peers of Scotland; and on March 1- 5, .1741- 5, was by Act of Parliament restored to the Titles of Earl of Doncaster, and Baron of Tindal, with all Rites, Privileges, & c. according to the Grant made to the abovemention'd James Duke of Monmouth, has Grace's Grandfather. His Grace had Issue by his Lady, who died August 31.1 1729, two Sons and three Daughters, the eldest of which, Francis Earl of Dalkeith, married Lady Caroline Campbell, eldest Daughter of the late Duke of Argyle, on the id of October, 1741 ; and on the 1st of April, 1750, his Lordship dying, left the said Lady a Widow, With three Sons and one Daughter, the eldest of which, Henry Earl of Dalkeith, succeeds to the late Duke his Grandfather in Honour and Estate. Last Tuesday died, after a lingering Illness, at his Seat near Erith in Kent, the Right Hon. the Lord Baltimore, Lord Proprietor of Maryland, and one of the Knights of the Shire for the County of Surrey. His Lordship has left issue one Son, named Frederick, aged nineteen, now Lord Baltimore, and two Daughters. His Lord- ship was always, for his unbiass'd Fidelity, the greatest Favourite of his late Master, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and had many great and good Qua- lities: And the Commercial Part of this Nation, whose interest he always had a Pride in supporting, lose by his Death a very valuable Friend. On Tuesday Night died her Grace Anne Dutchess of Bolton : Her Grace was Daughter and sole Heir to John Lord Vaughan and Earl of Carberry in Ireland, is also Baron of Emlyn in the County of Caermarthen in Eng- land, who died in 1712 ; and the Year following her Grace Was married to the present Duke of Bolton, to whom her jointure falls, which is said to be 400Q 1. a Year. Lately died at Aylesbury, in the County of Bucking- ham, Mr. Grey, a very good Mathematician, and an eminent Surveyor, or Measurer of Land. It is said he has lately mapp'd or plann'd, for the Mercers Company of the City of London, their estatte in the said County, such as hath not been seen many Years. On Tuesday Morning last died at her House in Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Mrs. Strafford, a Widow Lady, reputed to have died very rich. She has, by her Will, left 5001. to her Waiting Woman, and x; I. a- piece to the rest of her Servants, and has appointed Lady Morgan, Wife to Sir John Morgan of Hereford, Bart. sole Executrix and Residuary Legatee to her said Will. Marcus Hill, Esq; who died lately at his Seat in Hants, has left all his Real and Personal Estate, which is very considerable, to his Nephew, the Lord Viscount Hillsborough, of Ireland. Yesterday was held, at Merchant Taylors Hall, the Anniversary Feast of that noble Charity the London In- firmary, instituted in the Year 1740, and supported by charitable and voluntary Contributions. His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, the Marquis of Hartington, the Bishop of Worcester, and several other Persons of Di- stinction, were present; in the Forenoon the Right Rev. the Bishop of Sr. David's preach'd a Sermon on this Oc- casion at St. Laurence's Church, from, For ye have the Poor always with ye. After which an elegant Dinner was provided for a numerous Company which appear'd at the above Hall. The Collection at the Church, and in Plates after Dinner, amounted to 1. 8 s. 9d. which, with several Benefactions, and the Admission of new Governors, amounted in the Whole to 1060l. ps. 3 d. Among the Benefactions were two bank Notes of 1ool, each, given by John Gore, Esq; one of the Stewards; the . first towards defraying the Charge of the intended Buildings, the other towards the current Expences of the Hospital. Last Monday the following most extraordinary Affair happened at Tring in Hertfordshire; some of the Country People having entertain'd an Opinion that an old Man and Woman in that Town were a Wizard and a Witch, on Account of several Cattle dying of the present Con- tagion, great Numbers assembled, some on Horseback and others on Foot, and went in a Body and proclaim'd them as such in three different Market Towns; and about Four in the Afternoon returnd to Tring, and de- manded the supposed Wizard and Witch, whom the In- habitants had sent to the Workhouse for Security, which the enraged Populace being inform'd of, went thither, and being refus'd Admittance, they pull'd down the greatest Part of the Workhouse and a House adjacent; but the Master, in the mean while, having convey'd them to the Vestry of the Church, they afterwards as- sembled there, obliging, the Master of the Workhouse to go with them; they took them out by Violence, and carried them two Miles from the Town, where they bound her Hands and Feet, and after beating her in a cruel and barbarous Manner, threw her into a pond of Water, where she perish'd ; the old Man was likewise treated in the same Manner, but fortunately happen'd to survive their Cruelty, Several Persons are since taken and committed to Custody, for so inhuman a Pro- ceeding ; and an Enquiry is order'd to be made by Mr. Atkinson, Coroner of the County, into the Affair, and a Jury of Gentlemen summoned to attend at Tring on the Occasion. We hear from Cambridge, that John Perkins, a Labourer, was committed to the Town Gaol on Suspi- cion of stealing a Diamond Ring. A very remakable Circumstance is, that the Ring was pawned nine Months since for a few Shillings, and the Wife of the said Perkins wanting more Money upon it, the Pawnbroker applied to' Mr. York, a Goldsmith of the Town, to know the full Value of it, who, on seeing the Ring, seiz'd on it, and swears that he lost that very Ring about a Year ago, Last Tuesday a Female Child, about three Years old, was found naked in Maidenhead- Court, London- Wall; and some Hours after she was own'd, having been de- coy'd from her Parents in Old Gravel- Lane, Houndsditch. On Tuesday last one William Baldwin, a common Beggar, was brought before Sir John Barnard, Knt. at Guildhall, and committed to the Poultry Compter, for feloniously stealing a Silver Candlestick, Value s 1. and upwards, the Property of Mr. Mure, of Mark- Lane. Last Tuefday Matthias Keys, who was some Time since committed to Clerkenwell Bridewell, for going arm'd, and assaulting Mr. Claridge, was brought before Henry Fielding, Esq; to be examined, on Suspicion of robbing the Rev. Mr. Turner, of Frodwick in Kent, near Peckham Gap, as he was coming to Town in the Canterbury Coach, of his Watch, when he was com- mitted to Newgate, and Mr. Turner was bound over to prosecute. On Tuesday Night last Thomas Lediard, Esq; upon an Information given him, went to a House in Broad- Court, rear Bow- Street, Covent- Garden, attended with Constables and a Party of the Guards, in order to suppress a most notorious Assembly of Gamesters. They re- fus'd to open the Door, which oblig'd the Justice to order it to be broke open ; there was another strong Door at the Bottom of the Stairs, which was likewise broke open; but that taking up some Time, it is presumed the Gamesters had an Opportunity of escaping over the Houses and the Wall of the back Yard. The Gaming- Table, with all its Apparatus, was broke to Pieces, and the Keeper and Owner of the same committed to the Gatehouse. Yesterday was committed to Newgate, from the Poultry Compter,' by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, Henry Bryan, being charged with forcibly taking from a Prisoner in that Goal, under a Pretence of Garnish a Piece of Silver. This Fellow being an Evidence, when he was turned up into the Goal, the Prisoners fell on him, and beat him cruelly, and had it not been for the Keepers, it is thought would have killed him. We hear that Paul Tierney, condemn'd at the last As- sizes at Maidstone, for enlisting Men for the Service of the French King, has obtain'd his Majesty's Reprieve, sine Die, on Condition of transporting himself for Life to one of his Majesty's Plantations in America. The Endeavour Snow, Capt. Bartlett, for Barbadoes from Rhode Island, founded in Lat. i3. She first sprUng a Leak, and before the Captain and Crew left her, she had fifteen Feet Water in her Hold. BANKRUPT. John Sparling, of Noble- Street, London, Iron- monger. Bath, April 2o, 1751. to the Worthy Citizens and Liverymen of the Honourable City of London. GENTLEMEN, IAM extremely sorry that I find it necessary to trouble you with a publick Declaration, that the Report of my Intention to stand for the Office of Chamberlain is without Foundation. If by engaging again in publick Life I could have the least Hopes of serving you, I could make a willing Sa- crifice of my private Inclinations to Retirement, to the Duty I owe you and my Country: But as the Office of Chamberlain calls not upon me in this Respect, I request the many worthy Fellow Citizens who have intended me this profitable Honour to receive my declining it, as a Proof of the Sincerity and Truth of my former Pro- fessions, and that I have been perfectly disinterested in all my Endeavours to serve them and my County. I take this Opportunity to express my grateful Sentiments of this fresh Instance of Regard to me, and to assure you that I am, Gentlemen, Your most faithful and most humble Setvant, GEO. HEATHCOTE, to the Worthy LIVERYMEN of the City of London. GENTLEMEN, AS several Candidates now apply to you for the Of- fice of Chamberlain of this Honourable City, give me Leave, without impeaching the Character of any other Candidate, ( all of them being Gentlemen of un- doubted Merit) to offer some Facts to your Consideration in Favour of Mr. GLOVER, by reminding you of some of the signal Services he has formerly done for you, at a Time when he could have no lucrative Rewards in View. Recollect his Assistance in strenuously opposing the Excise Scheme, and in supporting, on other Occa- sions, the Privileges of all his Fellow Citizens. Recollect, that to his Address and Conduct, you owe the Continuance of Sir John Barnard in Parliament, so univerfally wished for, at a Time when that great Man himself earnestly desired a Retirement from publick Bu- siness. Give me Leave likewise, to put you in Mind of his excellent and successful Speech at the Bar of the House of Commons, in Behalf of the suffering Merchants of this City and Kingdom, which gave Rise to those Regula- tions in our Marine Affairs, which not only protected the Trade of Great Britain, but maintained our Sove- reignty of the Seas, by destroying our Enemies Fleets, and giving that Obstruction to their Supplies of Treasure, as disabled them from continuing the War against us; but an Account of the Application to Parliament, on that Occasion, and the eminent Part Mr. Glover acted therein, is in every one's Hands, and will be a lasting Memorial of his great Zeal and uncommon Talents to serve you . This Gentleman's Attachment to the present Royal Family, has been so distinguished, as to obtain from his late Royal Highness ( whose Death we all now so sin- cerely lament) the Honour of particular Marks of his Esteem and Friendship. In short, Mr. Glover's Conduct in all Situations, has been so uniform in regard 10 the Interest of the Nation in general, and of this City in particular, as renders it unnecessary to trouble you with further Instances. These Considerations have already induced a great Number of eminent Citizens to propose him as a Candi- date, and to support his Elecion upon the present Oc- casion : I hope therefore the same will prevail with you to render their Endeavours successful. I am, Your most obedient Servant, A LIVERYMAN. * See a short Account of the late Application to Parliament. Diseases and Casualties this Week. Diseases. Aged 3-. ' Consumption 103. Convulsion 116. Dropsy 30. Fever . Small Pox n. Teeth Casualties. Drown'd 2. Hang'd himself I. Christen'd Males 137 Females 137 In all 271 Buried Males — 241 Females 217 In all. 458 decreased in the Burials this Week 25. This Day Bank Stock was 137 to r grh. India Stoc+ no Price. South Sea Stock 113. ijirto Old Anntiitirt, ift SU( J_ 104 without the Dividend. Ditto 2d Su!>. 102 3 « ths ditto. Ditto New, lit Sul). no i'rice. Ditto id Sub. 110 l'nce. BsnJC Annuities t746, ift Sal). 103 1 8th to 1 nr. Ditto id Sub. 102. lottery 1747, ift Sub. 103 1 8th. Ditto 2d Siif. 102. Ditto 1747, 1748,^ 11'! 1749, ' ft • Sub. toe ' nr. Ditto 2< 1 Sub. no Price. Three j » r Cent. Annuities 09 7 8rhs to too. Three per Cent. India Annuities qq. Three 1 half per (,' enr. dkro, 101 1 fjr. Haiik Circulation 3 I. .7 s.' 6 d. Prem. Ii t'ia Ho'uds 4I. ifis. to 1 ? s. Prem. Three per Cen-. Subfcription 17/ 1,98 3<] rs, to 7 fths. Lottery Tickets for Receipt-, 111 its. LONDON: Printed by J. MERES, in the Old Baily, where Advertisements are taken in.
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