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Berrow's Worcester Journal


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Date of Article: 10/11/1757
Printer / Publisher: Berrow 
Address: Office in Goose-Lane, near the Cross
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BERROW's Journal. [ Printed at his OFFICE, in Goose- Lane, near the Cross. ] Price Two- pence Halfpenny. THURSDAY, November 10,1757. N 0 2519 FRIDAY'S and SATURDAY'S POSTS. An Abstract of a LETTER from Lisbon, Oct. 12. , E have an Instance of the Generosity of a Captain of a French Privateer, which is worthy of Notice: A Portuguese Ship from England, bound hither, was fired at in the Night by a Vessel fifty or sixty Leagues from the Land, which the Portugueze took for a Moor, as several, they say, have lately been off the Coast. The vessel fired once or twice, and perceiving the Captain of he Portugueze was getting his Boat out, and going to eave his Ship, told them they were French, and would not hurt them, ( I suppose they only fired to bring them o for the Examination of their Papers) ; notwithstanding his, the Captain made his Escape with his Boat, leaving is Ship with only one Englishman on board, and an Englishwoman, who was sick. They came to Lisbon two or three Days ago, with a Certificate that nothing had been touch'd on board, he having himself seen the Ship o the Mouth of the River, from whence he employ'd Fishermen to carry her up to Lisbon. SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, Oct. 27. There is Advice from Shetland, hat a Forty Gun French Man of War put in there some weeks ago, without Masts or Rigging, and so much dis- bled that ' tis thought she won't be able to put to Sea for some Time. ' Tis said she is one of the three who sailed ome Time ago from Dunkirk to intercept the Baltick homeward bound Fleet. The Officers behave with very great Politeness, and pay regularly for every Thing they stand in Need of. COUNTRY NEWS. Newcastle, Oct. 29. On Monday died, at her House without Pilgrim Street Gate, Ann Dobson, aged 104 he could eat a hearty Meal till within two Days of her Death ; and enjoy'd all her sensitive Faculties to her last Moment". ' Salisbury, Oct. 31. On Friday last Elizabeth Marks, a Widow Woman, and Sarah her Daughter, were appre- ended and committed to our County Gaol, for secretly conveying a Saw, two Chissels, two Files, two thin Case knives made into Saws for cutting Iron, and a Camp pick Ax, to the Felons in the said Gaol, in order to en ble them to make their Escape, and with which six of them went down the Necessary that is in their Common room, two Nights successively, viz the tjth and 16th instant, and saw'd off two large Iron Bars, got under the Condemn'd Room, and, with great Labour, had made a large Hole about half way thro'the Wall of the Prison next the Water- Side; this they had effected by about Three o'Clock on the second Morning of their Attempt, when they were discovered by the incessant Barking of the prison Dog ; upon which they all returned to the proper Place of their Confinement, where they were soon after effectually secured, by being hand bolted and chain'd Neck and Heels for several Days. L O N D O N. Thursday, Nov. 3. A FABLE, lately made TRUE. AMountain stands in Europe's fruitful Plains, Which once with Wonder shook th'amazing Swains! The Mountain heav'd, and shook, and groan'd most loud, Which made the Folk with hast'ning Steps to croud ! Each wonder'd what the Event of this would be, And Folk succeeded Folk this Sight to see: But mark the End ! Oh! most ridiculous ! The Mountain groan'd,— and out there jump'd a MOUSE. To the CITIZENS of LONDON. WHENEVER a Nation is disgraced by any shame- ful Behaviour of its Commanders in War, no- thing can take off the ill Effects of it but the Nation testilying they are not of the same Spirit, by shewing a proper Resentment of it. This has ever been the Method of every wise Nation in such a Case ; and it may with great Reason be imagined that our Execution of an Ad- miral for Cowardice struck a greater Terror into the French, and gave them a higher Opinion of our Spirit, than any Thing our Arms have ever done. If therefore you love Yourselves, or your Country, and would not have a French Invasion, let no Persuasions ot Considerations prevent you from Addressing his Ma- jesty, in the strongest Manner, on the Behaviour of the powerful Armament lately sent against Rochfort, The several Companies of London wonld do well, on Lord Mayor's Day, in giving strict Orders to their Bands of Musick that, during their Procession, they do not sur- feit the Town any more with the long- since worn out Tunes of The Lillies of France, and Britons strike home-, but that, in Lieu thereof, they play up. The Death of the Hare, and The Children in the Wood, with the Grand Chorus of Lille bo Laro. VERNON, who rais'd Britannia's drooping Fame, Dy'd, when he saw her brought again to Shame: His Love for Her, like Rome's first Sons, was pure ; Cowards ! were Creatures He could ne'er endure. And when th' Inconstant Fair produc'd that Race, The BRITON sunk beneath that foul Disgrace. * At Porto Bello. Enquire after the Secret Expedition. The MONITOR of last Saturday is an Exhortation to Unanimity ; which, indeed, seems highly necessary to avert the Scourges of an angry Providence, and to exe- cute the proper Measures for Preservation and Safety. The Author has chosen for his Motto the Words of St. Peter, Be ye ALL of ONE Mind. He observes that the Strength of a Nation consists in the Numbers, Riches, and Union of its Inhabitants; and that no Society nor Suite can resist the Force of an Enemy, where Divisions, Party, and Faction interrupt the Means of Defence.. . Let us ( therefore, proceeds he) lay aside those Animosities, which have been so long an Obstacle to the Peace and Glory of these Kingdoms. Let Poverty, which steals upon us apace under the Cover of immense Debts and creasing Taxes: Let Shame, which has followed from all our Armaments: And let the Danger which threatens our Liberty from an hostile Shore, persuade Unanimity in our Endeavours to maintain our Freedom, repel our Enemies, and restore our Dignity. Nothing, be it ever so well concerted by the Sappers of our Peace and Constitution, can resist, or evade our Unanimity. . . . But, if private Digusts, Party- spleen, or an obstinate Adherence to former Prejudices, or to ill dopted Schemes of Government, should still prevail over the Reasonings of publick and private Interest: If any one that pretends to love his King and Country shall shall invent Delays, and attempt to obstruct an unanimous En- quiry into their Losses and Disgrace, or a Demand of Jus- tice against the Authors thereof: What Evils! What Confusion ? What Loss and Disgrace mult follow ? They that labour for the Honour and Safty of our Country will be distressed in raising the necessary Supplies ; and the Enemy will take further Advantage of our ill timed Divisions, which cannot be otherwise prevented, than by resolving, one and all, to countenance neither Men nor Measures, which are obnoxious to the Interest of Britain, and to strengthen the Hands of Government with all their Might, in Defence of their King and Country. Last Week a Noble Eatl inform'd his English Servant that he must go and serve in the Militia. The Servant asked, What he mutt do there ? He was told, he must beat the Frenchmen wherever he met them. John re- plied, that he would do; whereupon he met the French Valet, whom he knock'd down, as he did likewise three other French Servants that were in the House; upon which they complain'd to their Master, who had several Gentlemen with him at Dinner; they laugh'd very hear- tily at the Affair, but poor John lost his Place. ' Tis reported, that a certain great Personage will soon be created Lord High Admiral. The Transports, with the Troops for North America, under Convoy of the Norwich Man of War, sailed from Cork the 23d ult. One of the Persons lately taken into Custody as a Spy, having cleared himself from any Suspicion thereof, has been discharged. We hear that some of the Malt and Melasses Distillers are beginning to make Spirits from coarse Sugars. It is said they have been forced into this Trial by the Combi- nation of the Buyers of Sugars, who take the Advantage of the Necessity of the Merchants ( or of many of them) who are, on the Arrival of great Fleets, obliged to sell at such Prices as they can get, in order to pay the heavy Freights in Time of War, and the Duty, as well as their Constituents ( the Planters) Bills, whose Necessaries oblige them to draw Bills generally by the Ships who carry their Sugars: And when the great Buyers of Sugars have bought up most of them at Market, they retail what they don't want themselves at advanced Prices, and set such a high Price on their Melasses, as bears no Proportion to what they gave for their Sugars.-—.— It would not be amiss to suffer Melasses to be brought free of Duty, or with only a small one, from our Colonies, and lay it on the Still. Some of the Crew of the Antigallican Privateer, de- tain'd at Cadiz, arrived last Week in the River, they hav- ing made their Escape from thence. We hear that Admiral Hawke's Fleet is arrived in the Bay of Biscay, We hear that a Battalion of nine Companies, of 100 Men each, is to be raised, which are to be commanded by Capt. Draper, of the Foot Guards, who is appointed Colonel. It is said they are designed to reinforce our Troops at Bengal in the East Indies. We hear a Commission, consisting of several Admirals and several Generals, will be appointed to examine into the Miscarriage of the late Expedition. On the 44th of September Admiral Holbourne, with the Fleet under his Command, was cruizing off Louis- bourg, when he sent a Sloop to look into the Harbour, where they found 17 French Ships of the Line, besides Frigates, & c. On the 25th a violent Storm arose which lasted 14 Hours. During the Storm, the Fleet was drove within two Miles of the Rocks off Cape Louisbourg, but providentially the Wind shifted from South- Eall to South- West, or the whole Fleet had been lost on the Rocks. There were ten or twelve Ships dismasted, and others very much damaged. The five following Ships are missing, the Grafton, Tilbury, Centurion, Nassau, and Ferret Sloop; one of whom is entirely lost, and the whole Crew perished. The Fleet consisted of two Divisions ; that un- der the Command of Admiral Holbourne is got into Ha- lifax ; it is thought the other is steered for the Western Islands, or for England. After the Storm was over there was so great a Swell that they were obliged to throw many of their Guns overbard. The Eagle ( arrived at Plymouth) is one of the Ships that was dismasted, and 15 of her Guns were thrown overboard. She was assisted the Day after the Storm by 0 Defiance, Capt. Baird. who had received no Damage. her Passage she spoke with the Cruizer Sloop, who was dispatched home oy the Admiral with an Account of the above Accident: She had thrown all her Guns over- board. We learn from Petersburgh, by Letters dated the 19th of September, that the Empress and the whole Imperial Family were returned to that Capital in perfect Health; and that Part of the Ministry were very desirous of pro- curing a publick Declaration, that the Retreat of Field Marshal Apraxin was without Orders, but that another Part of the Ministry opposed it, alledging, that though the Fact might be true, yet there was no Necessity for publishing it. Sunday se'nnight at Night the Comet was seen at Red- mire, near Richmond, in Yorkshire ; its Courfe was to- wards the Sun, and the Tail but small. A Brig with Coals, said to be bound from Dublin Brest, is sent into Bristol by the Severn Privateer. The Dragon, Bamfield, from Bristol to St. Kitt's, is taken and carried into Guardaloupe. A few Days since a Marine came begging at a Noble Lord's in St. James's Square, who had been discharged at Norwich, after having been seven Years in the Service 1 his Lordship upon asking what he was discharged for the Marine shew'd him the Discharge, at which he found that it was a Woman ; whereupon his Lordship was pleased to give her a Crown. Yesterday being All- Souls Day, the Annual Sermon was preached at the Parish Church of St. Margaret's, Westminster, according to the Will of Mrs. Joan Barnett, call'd the Oatmeal Woman, deceas'd. She left to twenty Widows of that Parish 30s. per Annum forever: 20s, for a Sermon ; 20s. to the Officers of the Parish for a Treat, and one of the Dishes at the Entertainment in Me- mory of her is always an Oatmeal Pudding ; and as. 6 d. to the Clerk and Sexton. Yesterday Afternoon an Alehouse- Kerper in Long Lane, Smithfield, was convicted before the Lord Mayor for suf- fering a Labourer, contrary to the late Statute, to play at Cards in his House, and paid a Fine of 40s. At ths same Time a Horfe Courser Was brought belore his Lord- ship, for defrauding the Labourer of his Money at Cards J and to avoid Prosecution, paid back the Money won by him of the Labourer. On Thursday last died, at his Lodgings in the Canon, gate at Edinburgh, Lord John Drummond, commonly call'd Duke of Perth. On Friday died at his House in Clarges Street, Thomas Brooks, Esq; one of the Justices of the Peace for the Coun- ty of Stafford. That worthy Patriot, the Right Hon. the Lord Edge- cumbe, is apprehended to be out of Danger, from the great Hurt he received by cutting a Corn. Yesterday a young Gentleman was committed t0 NeW- Prison by John Fielding, Esq; for Forgery ; and on search- ing his Lodgings a Number of Bills of Exchange wer « found in his Custody, which appeared to be taken out of the Liverpool Bag lately stolen. Yesterday Jofeph Wheeley, alias Humphreys, Was com- mitted to Newgate, by Justice Fielding, on the Oath of Richard Smith, on Suspicion of having forged and coun- terfeited a false and promissory Note for the Sam of thre « hundred Pounds, with Intent to cheat and defraud Messrs. Wimpey and Co, to The House of Commons of Ireland have ordered that Leave be given to bring in Heads of a Bill to prevent the Distilling of Corn for a limited Time. The Rev. Dr. Sharp has resigned the Principalship of Hertford College in the University of Oxford. Friday James Hardy, a Journeyman Shoemaker, was, by Alderman Chitty, committed to Bridewell to hard Labour for 14 Days, according to the Statute, for em- bezzling the Leather for making nine Pair of Shoes, which he had been intrusted with by his Master. from Lloyd's British Chronicle. Worcester WALKS; Or, SANDSOME FIELDS. A POEM. DEAR Clio, from your Bow'r descend, Descend, celestial Maid ! To these gay Fields your Flight extend, The Theme invites your Aid. No Libel on the Fair I mean, No saucy Ballad on the D— n ; But you, ye Walks of Wor'ster, claim the Lay, Walks, where delighted tread the Fair, the Gay. II. Oft let me range those Meads among, Contemplative, alone, Charm'd as I pass the Virgin Throng Of Nymphs to Beauty known. W s, to you the Walks we owe, Accept the Thanks our Rhimes bestow. To Cookesey's Hill enraptur'd we repair, Cookesey the Muse recites, and every Fair. III. Mark how the golden Harvest grows, Soon to the Sickle spread ; On yon thorn'd Bush the fragrant Rose Reclines its wither'd Head. Swift, swift the envious Minutes fly, E'en Youth and Beauty fade and die. Then let us early wait on fleeting Time, And crop the Flow'rs of Life in sweetest Prime, IV. Can Tempe's Fields a Pleasure boast, Which Nature sheds not here ? Or can the Mall produce a Toast, Than Wylds to Fame more dear ? Undoubted Charms the Clements raise : O give the Nymphs their Share of Praise. Behold the Rose, admire it as it glows Say, is its Lustre bright as Thorneloes ? V. Let Stillingfleet adorn my Song, And Gyles in Beauty gay : Cottons to you the Lines belong, And Bowyers claim the Lay. Thus in the Majesty of Night Shine the fix'd Stars in Splendour bright: Here rolls a Planet with enlivening Gleam, And Cynthia there unfolds her sov'reign Beam. VI. Come thou, the Cynthia of the Train, Of brighest, heavenly Eye ! Shall thy lov'd Form unsung remain. And Locks of Jetty dye ? Sapphaean Nymph, forgive the Lay, Charms such as thine we must obey. No Silks adorn the decent, comely Maid, Beauty is her's, she asks no other Aid. SUNDAY'S and MONDAY'S POSTS. IRELAND. DUBLIN, October 29. THE Draughts which sailed from Cork for Ame- rica ( in fifteen Transports) on Saturday last, -> consist of about twenty five hundred Men. By Letters from London we are inform'd that there will be sixteen new Regiments of Foot added to the Establishment of Ireland. By Advices from Corke we learn that the Foxhunter Privateer, of that Port, who sailed from thence in Aug. 1756, on a Cruize, has taken and sent into the Island of St. Christopher's, the following Ships, viz. a St Domingo Ship laden with Sugar and Coffee ; another Vessel bound to Martinieo, laden with Wine and Bale Goods; two Sloops belonging to St. Eustatia and Curaso ; a Schooner Privateer of 11 Swivel Guns belonging to Guardaloupe; and a Martinico Ship laden with Sugar and Coffee. She has since sailed on a Cruize to the Coast of Guiney. SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, Oct. 29. By a Letter from Lerwick, in Shetland, dated Oct. 15, we are informed that the French Man of War ( mention'd in the preceding Page) which put into Lunas in Distress, having got all repaired in a few Days, is aince sailed for Bergen in Norway. At the Time ahe arrived, her Distress was so great that had a 20 Gun Ship been on the Station they might easily have taken her, and perhaps her Partner too, a 36 Gun Ship, that she parted with off this Coast, also considerably damaged. We hear they were cruising to intercept the Ships ex- pected this Season from Hudson's Bay. COUNTRY NEWS. York, Nov. 1. The Deputy- Lieutenants for the Divi- sion of Strafford and Tickhill met at Doncaster on Tuesday last, to swear in the Men, before ballotted, to serve in the Militia; when sixteen Gentlimen of Don- caster enter'd themselves as Volunteers to ferve for that Town, ( the Number it was to supply) to shew their Sense of the Utility of a Militia, the surest Bulwark of the Liberties and Properties of Englishmen, and to convince the meanest of the deluded Populace that they will be ready, in Case of an Invasion, to join with them Hand ih Hand, without any Distinction, in opposing the com- mon Enemy, and in Support of all that is dear to Eng- lishmen, their Religion, Liberties, and Properties, and that there is no Danger of their being sent Abroad, or inlisted into the Army. This noble Example, together with an eloquent Speech ( but intelligible to the meanest ' Capacity) made by Lord Dupplin, in which his Lordship explain'd the Militia Act, and the Nature of the Duty of a Militia Man, had so good an Effect on the rest, that they all took the Oaths with the greatest Chearfulness and Sa- tisfaction. Plymouth, Nov. 1. Pretty early this Morning we were inform'd, that a poor Fellow belonging to the Race- Horse had been kill'd last Night by a Man belonging to a Col- lier that lay near the Quay. The Fact, the By- Standers said, was, that the Lieutenant and Boat's Crew had sworn to press the Colliet's Men, though they had no Warrant back'd by the Mayor, who protested they would not be press'd, and fired first Powder, then Powder and Pease, and at last a Piece was discharg'd with a Musket Ball, which enter'd the poor Man's Breast, so that he died instantly. The Lieutenant seiz'd the Master of the Collier, who is said to have been passive in the Affair, and deliver'd him to the Soldiers Guard, and the Constable sent the Lieute- nant to the Town Guard, till the Mayor shall be con- sulted. LONDON. [ Saturday, Nov. 5. As a good Character of a Man, who really deserves it, is the least Respect we can pay to his Memory after he is dead, so what is said hereafter of ADMIRAL VERNON, it is hoped, will be acceptable to all true Lovers of their King and Country. He was a BRAVE, VIRTUOUS, and an HONEST Man, and did high Honour to the British Flag. In the Year 1737 he was sent on an Expedition against Porto Belle i and, when thought impossible, too that Place with Five Ships only On his Return to England he was the Adoration ot all the Kingdom. Illuminations in every Street of London, and other Cities, were but mean Testimonies of the Gratitude due to so brave, so gallant a Man; for he received the Thanks of both Houfes of Parliament for the Services done to his Coun- try in taking PortoBello. In 1741 he was sent out on an Expedition to Carthagena ; in which be discharged every Part of the Duty of an Admiral. Why that Expedition was not attended with more Success, let the Conduct on Shore answer. In the memorable Year 1746 he commanded in the Downs, when this- Kingdom was not only infested with a Rebellion in the North, but was alarmed with an intend- ed Invasion from France. This HONEST PATRIOT, who loved his Country dearer than his Life, and was no less wise than diligent, put a Stop to this horrid Project of France. His Cruizers took, nay, even cut some of the French Transports out of Boulogne, and brought them into Dover. The French themselves declared they could not stir out of their Harbours, on Account of the English Cruizers, who were continually watching on their Coast. But as Virtue and Courage, in this corrupted Age, seldom meet with a suitable Reward ; fo this gallant Man, this honest Friend, this Lover of his Country, was call'd from his Command in the Downs, was struck off the List of Admirals, and never was employ'd any more. Like Men of Courage, he was naturally warm : His Zeal for his Country, and his honest Heart, would not permit him to do any Thing but for his Country's Good, therefore, when he saw that adhering too strictly to his Orders would give the Enemy any Advantage, he, like a faithful Servant, rather chose, in trivial Matters, to tran gress the Commands of his Masters, than to wrong his Country. • During his Command in the Downs, he took upon him to make an Officer, I think, on board his own Ship. The Officer was a Gunner; a very necessary one, as the Admiral himself declared; and an Officer, said he, that a Man of War should not be without on any Account. But this unwary Step, if it was an unwary one, gave Disgust to the Lords of the Admiralty ; and, ' tis probable, was no small Cause of his Removal. But, notwithstanding all this, ADMIRAL VERNON con- tinued in the Esteem of all the Kingdom ; and his Name is never mentioned but with the Words, BRAVE and HO- NEST. In short, this gallant Man never was accused, even by his Enemies, ( I mean his English Enemies) of Cowardice, Negligence, or Disaffection. - He was the Glory and Delight of the Sailors; the Terror of France, when in Command ; the Scourge of Spain in the West- Indies ; and the Protector of his Country at the Time of the threaten'd Invasion. He was not only an Admiral, but a skilful Sailor. He loved the Name of a Sailor; and being truly brave, was so far from treating them with Barbarity, as is the common Practice with Sea Command- ers, that he was admired and beloved for his Humanity and Care of them. Many, who were with him in the West Indies, are living Witnesses of this ; and are proud to confess, that they owe their Lives to his paternal Care. Thus was he as remarkable for his Humanity as his Courage; and his Name will sail, renown'd, over the Ocean, as long as the Ocean flows .— The British Flag received more Honour from this brave Seaman, than ever it has done since. Much more may be said to transmit the Character ADMIRAL VERNON to Posterity ; but let it suffice, present, to add, That he was WISE, VALIANT,. VIC LANT, VIRTUOUS, RELIGIOUS, HUMANE, & C. An as an HONEST Man is the noblest Work of God, To w may conclude, that this good Man is translated to a far more exalted Station than if he had been promoted, ac- cording to his Merit, to have been First Lord of the Admiralty. His Heart was HONEST, and his Head was GOOD and, probably, with his Direction, or rather with a little of his Execution, Matters, in the present War, would have gone on well. But he foresaw the Misfortunes this poor Kingdom ; and, with an akeing Heart, used to say, three or four Years ago, that we should, in Seven Years, be a P to F But God forbid that his Words should prove true. He died of the Gout in his Stomach, on Saturday last, in the Severty third Year of his Age. Yesterday at the Court of Common- Council at Guild hall, a Motion was made to address his Majesty on the Mis- carriage of the late Expedition to the Coast of France, an after some Debate, the Lord Mayor was asked by a Mem- ber of the Court if any Information had been given to his Lordship of an Inquiry being intended to be made touc' ing the said Miscarriage : In answer whereto his Lordship inform'd the Court, " That on Monday Evening, Oft. 31, 1757, William Blair, Esq; ( one of the Clerks of his Majesty's most ho- nourable Privy Council) came to the Mansion- House, an acquainted him, that he waited on the Lord Mayor to let him know his Majesty had given proper Directions for a Inquiry to be forthwith made into the Behaviour of the commanding Officers in the late Expedition against France and the Cause of the Miscarriage of the said Expeditioi and that such Inquiry would be carried on and prosecute with the utmost Expedition and Vigour : Or to that Ef- fect." Whereupon, after some short Debate, the Motion was withdrawn. Orders have been issuing some Days for keeping 1 Town several Officers employed in the late Expedition, i order to attend the Judge Advocate of the Army, upo Notice given for that Purpose. On Thursday laft Admiral Frankland was introduced to his Majesty by Lord Anson, and gracioully received. Orders are sent to the several Yards belonging to h Majesty, to work double Tides, in order to fit out the Men of War which seem most ready for the Sea. Many Alterations in hie Majesty's Houshold are much talk'd of. A General Council was held last Night at Kensington on Affairs of Importance. The same Night an Express was dispatched to his M jesty's Minister at the Hague. The House of Peers and House of Commons are both new furnishing against the Sitting of the Parliament. The following Alterations have happened in the Par- liament fince their Prorogation, by Deaths, & c. Dartmouth, Walter Carey, Esq; dead. Northumberland County, Sir William Middleton Bart. dead. - Weobley, Savage Mostyn, Esq; dead. Richmond, Yorkshire, John Yorke, Esq; dead. Ipswich, Edward Vernon, Esq; dead. Maidstone, Vacancy by Lord Guernsey being Earl Aylesford. Southampton, Hans Stanley, Esq; lately appointed Lord of the Admiralty. To take Place, being elected after the Sessions was up. Westloe, Charles Pratt, Esq; appointed Attorney- G neral. Aylesbury, John Wilkes, Esq; in the room of Thomas Potter, Esq; Bath, Right Hon. William Pitt, Esq; Cumberland, Sir James Lowther, Bart. St. Edmund's Bury, Capt. Augustus Hervey. Orford, Right Hon. Henry Legge, Esq; appoint Chancellor of the Exchequer again, John Offley Esq; Surveyor of the King's Roads. Oakhampton, Thomas Potter, Esq; in the room William Pitt, Esq; who made his Election for Bath Windsor, Right Hon. Henry Fox, Esq; Sutherlandshire, Hon. George Mackay, Esq; Buckingham, Hon. James Grenville, Esq; Calne, George Hay, L. L. D. Lord of the Admiralty Woodstock, Lord Viscount Bateman. Cockermouth, Earl of Thomond. We hear from Newport, in Monmouthshire, that Wednesday last Edmund Blewitt, Esq; a Gentleman po sessed of a very large Estate in that County, and in O fordshire, was married to Miss Jenkins, of Kayra, a cel- brated Beauty, with a Fortune of 20,000 1. After tL Nuptials were over, the new- married Couple set out, with a grand Retinue, for his Seat in Oxfordshire. Last Tuesday was married, at Ormsby, near Yarmouth in Norfolk, Mr. Robertson, an eminent Jeweller in Le cestes Fields, to Miss Love, Daughter of the deceased Barry Love, Esq; of that Place, a Fortune of 20,0001. Extract of a Letter from Cambridge, dated Nov. 3. " This Morning the Rev. Dr. Sumner, Provost King's College, laid down the Office of Vice Chancellor and at the same Time made a very elegant Speech in L tin to the University." Yesterday the Rev. Dr. Green, Master of Bennet Co lege, and Dean of Lincoln, was chosen Vice- Chancellor of the University of Cambridge for the Year ensuing. Mr. Keys, who was Clerk to Messrs. Cotton, Lambert, and Littlebury, in Cornhill, and had absented himself from his said Place ever since the 7th of October, on which Day the Ten Thousand Pound Prize was drawn, ( which to all Appearance was actually the Property of the said Mr. Keys) was on Thursday Morning found raving tnad in the Streets, stripped of his own Cloaths, and no- thing to cover him but a Chairman's old great Coat: he is now under proper Care. We hear from South- Witham, in the County of Lin- coln, that there is now in a Garden in that Village an Ap- ple Tree in the full Blow, the Blossoms appearing as strong and beautiful as in the Spring. Worcester, Nov 10, 1757. BEING provided with one of the Commissioners Authentick NUMERIcAL BOOKS of all the Prizes in the late Lottery, published the 2d of this Month, Tickets or Shares of Tickets may be examin'd at my House by the said Book, whereby the Success of all Numbers are certainly known. Those Persons who bought either Tickets or Shares of Tickets of me may Come and examine Gratis; but for the examining of Tic- kets or Shares not bought of me, Twopence is to be paid for any single Number, or One Penny each for Four or more successive Numbers. H. B E R R O W, Printer, in GOOSE- LANE. The above Book is authenticated from the Entries at the Lottery- Office at Whitehall and the Exchequer. All Letters will be duly answer'd, if they come Post paid, and the Money for examining be remitted at the same Time. Salop INFIRMARY, NOV. 1, 1757. TUESDAY the 22d of this Instant November is appointed for holding a Special Central Board of this INFIRMARY, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, for the Election of a PHYSICIAN to the Infirmary, in the room of Doctor BERINgTON, who hath resign'd, intending to quit the Town. Samuel Winnall. WANTED, A Journeyman CURRIER, That is an honest, sober Man, and a good Workman at the Trade : Such a Man, by applying to Ralph Powell, Currier, in Kidderminster, may have constant Employment, and civil Usage. Nov, 10, 1757. WILLIAM WESTON, CARRIER, in Worcester, Takes this Method to acquaint his Friends, THAT his first Stage for Cod- Fish will come into the said City next Wednesday Morning, the 16th Instant, and will continue to be sold every Wed- nesday Morning, at his Standing over- against the Town- Hall, and at his House in New- Street, upon the most reasonable Terms. He likewise takes this Opportunity of returning Thanks to those Gentlemen, Tradesmen, and Others, who have hitherto so generously encouraged him in the several Branches of his Cod- Fish, Lemon and Orange, and Car- rying Business, and hopes for the Continuance of their Favours, as they may depend on being dealt with upon honourable and easy Terms, by Their obliged humble Servant, William Weston. N. B. Any Person favouring him with their Orders upon Thursdays, may be supply'd ( during the Cod- Fish Season) with any Quantity the Saturdays following. To be LETT, And Enter d upon immediately, at an easy Rent, A Messuage, in Sidbury, Worcester, Being an old- accustomed Mercer's Shop, late in the Tenure of Mrs. Pointing, deceas'd ; SITUATE without the Liberties, and very commo- dious for carrying on Trade by a Person who is not free of the City; together with some Back Tenements, which may serve as Warehouses, if wanted. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Dandridge, Attorney, in Worcester. Stolen or Stray'd, On Saturday the 29th of October, 1757, out of Crop- thorn Field, in the County of Worcester, A Dark - Brown MARE, OF the Cart Kind, about fourteen Hands and three Inches high, with a Blaze down her Face. Who- ever will give Information of the said Mare ( so that she may be had again) to Elizabeth Tustin, of Cropthorn aforesaid, shall receive a Guinea Reward, and all reason- able Charges. Wednesday's and Thursday's POSTS. Arriv'd the MAILS from Flanders and Holland. LISBON, October. 26 E have received Advice that on the 9th of July, at Eleven in the Night, a very violent Shock of an Earthquake was felt in the Azores; ' that Part of St. George's Island was swallow'd up with above fifteen hundred Persons; that in the Islands of Tercera, St. Michael, and Fayal, many Houses were thrown down; and that all the Inhabitants lived under Tents in the Fields since this Disaster. From LLOYD's British Chronicle. Berlin, 03. 21. A large Body of Austrian Troops which had encamped near Gorlitz ever since the King's Army and that of the Enemy marched into Silesia, took an Opportunity, when the King was at Naumbourg, and the Prince of Anhalt Dessau was gone to Torgau, to make an Incursion into the Marche. On the 16th Inst. General Haddick appeared before the Gates of this City. The Troops he commanded consisted of regular Foot, Cuirassiers, and Hussars, and amounted, according to the Report of Deferters and Prisoners, to 8000 Men, who had with them a large Train of Artillery. About Eleven o'Clock, he summoned the City to surrender. At the same Time he attacked the Gates of Silesia and Cotbus, which he forced, after a weak Refinance, having demo- lished with his Cannon the Pallisadoes which join to the Gate of Silesia. It is well known that Berlin has no Rampart, and that only a small Part of the City is defend- ed, and that by a weak Wall, the rest being surrounded with Pallifadoes only. Besides, it was impossible to de- fend so large a City, open on all Sides, with a Garrison of five weak Battalions, partly Militia, which were pro- perly designed only for Guards to the Royal Family. In this Situation, the Queen, the Princes, and Princesses, and all their Attendants, escorted by the Garrison, setout tor Spandau, a Fort situated about z Miles from thisCity. All that could be done to oppose the Enemy, who were making their utmost Efforts to advance, was to detach 400 Men to those Gates, of which the Auftrians had made themselves Masters, where they behaved so well, that they wounded and killed many of the Enemies Soldiers. The Austrian General Baboczay, who was wounded, died here a few Minutes after the Action. There were fifty of our Men killed, and some were taken Pri- soners. The rest, who could no longer withstand the su- perior Number of the Enemy, who attacked them with their Infantry and Cavalry, and a terrible Fire of their Cartridge- Shot, retired into the City. When the Royal Family were gone, the Magistrates, at the Request of the Burghers, sent Deputies to General Haddick to treat with him. That General sent on his Part two Officers to the Town House, and it was agreed, that we should pay a Contribution of zoo, 000 Crowns. On the 17th at Five in the Morning, that is, as soon as he had. received this Sum, he precipitately marched away with his Troops, having possibly received Intelligence , of the Approach of Prince Maurice The Austrians did not enter into the Body of the Town, but only into the Suburbs, the Bridges of the River, as well as those of the Canals that separate the Body of the Town from the Suburbs, being drawn up. They did not pass the Night in the Houses of the Inhabitants, but in the open Air. They committed great Disorders both be- fore and after the Capitulation, pillaging many Houses, and massacreing several innocent Persons; among these was the Privy Counfellor Stosch; an old Man about 80 Years of Age. Leipsick, Oct. 26. Prince Maurice of Anhalt- Dessau, ( who march'd from Saxony to the Relief of Berlin) pro- ceeded with too much Haste to observe good Discipline. The Soldiers pillaged several Places through which they passed, and the Cavalry carry'd off all the Forage. The Celerity of a forced March seem'd to leave the Soldiers at full Liberty in this Respect: They performed in three Days what at any other Time would have taken seven. The Estate of Krachwitz near Hertzberg, on the Elster, belonging to Count Bruhl, Prime Minister to the King of Poland, was sadly mal treated by the Prussians, both in their March, and while the Head- Quartets were fixed there. The House, the Gardens, and the Woods equally suffer'd. Naumbourg, where the King of Prussia had fixed his Head Quarters, has been taxed at 100,000 Crowns, and being unable to raise that Sum, the Prussians carried away with them Hostages as a Security for it. LONDON. Tuesday, Nov. 8. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Admiralty- Office, Nov. 8. Letters received from Vice- Admiral Holbourne, dated Newark at Sea, the 29th and 30th of September, give an Account, that on the 24th of the same Month, being then about ten Leagues South of Louisbourg, towards the Evening of that Day, it be- gun to blow very hard at East ; but veering round to the Southward, it blew a perfect Hurricane, and continued violent till near Eleven next Day, in which Time ten Ships of the Line were dismasted ; whereof the following eight, with Rear Admiral Sir Charles Hardy, and Com- modore Holmes, are arrived at Spithead and Portsmouth, viz. standing, but on her striking it came by the Board, and she went down Stern foremost, and next Morning he saw several Men on the Wreck. Some little Time before this unfortunate Storm came on the Admiral several Times offered the French Fleet Battle, but to no Purpose. Once he dared them to Action with 16 Sail of the Line, and went as near them as possi- ble ; on which they made a Signal for weighing, and our Fleet immediately form'd a Line ; but they thought bet- ter of it, took in their Signal, and lay quiet. Admiral Holbourne is gone into Halifax, with eight Ships of the Line, in good Order, and one Ship he found there, so that he has nine under his Command. Our Men of War bring certain Advice, that the French suffered greatly in the late Storm as well as the English; that they are in want of every Kind of Necessary, and were now at Sea, on their return Home, in the ut- most Distress. Yesterday Morning came Advice, that the Stormont, Hyndman ; the Harcourt, Webber, and the Griffin, De- thick, from China ; the Delawar ( late Winter) from Ben- gal; and the Oxford, Stevens, from Bombay, were all safe arrived at Spithead, under Convoy of his Majesty's Ship the Colchester, from St. Helena. Yesterday the Virginia and Maryland Fleet, making about 26 Sail, arrived in the Downs. The ViCtory Privateer has taken a French Privateer of 20 Guns and 160 Men, and brought her into Portsmouth. Yesterday the Enquiry concerning the late Expedition began before a Board of General Officers, at the Horse Guards, Whitehall. It is confidently reported, that one of our Ministers resident in a foreign Court, has made some very impor- tant Discoveries. Yesterday Baron Haslang, the Bavarian Minister, wait- ed on his Majesty at Kensington, being sent for thither upon some Business of great Consequence. It wason Sunday publickly said at Court, that the King of Prussia has concluded a Cessation of Arms with the French till the ill of April 1758, by which he is to re- main in quiet Possession of Saxony, and all the Places he has conquered ; and that he, being now at Liberty, 1a turning the greatest Part of his Forces against the Austrians, whom he hopes soon to drive out of Silesia. This Day about Noon his Majesty and the rest of the Royal Family came from Kensington to reside at St. James's for the Winter. — Lond. Gazette. In one of the last Foreign Mails we find the following Intelligence, dated Madrid, Oct. 11, viz. " The Epide- mical Distemper that has broke out on the Frontiers of Portugal, begins with a violent Head Ach and Vomitngs, after which Fevers succeed, and in a few Days the Patient dies, no Relief being to be had from Purging, Bleeding, • Emeticks, or other Medicines. Some Time after they are dead, Pustules break out all over the Body, and their Lips and Tongue turn black. As, the Physicians have judged that these Diseases, if they be not pestilential, are at least very dangerous, Orders have been issued for ral Regiments of Horse and Foot to form a Line on the Frontier of Portugal. The last Letters from Lisbon only say, that fome malignant Fevers are rise at Almeida, on the Frontier of Portugal ; that the Court had sent two Physicians thither, to examine the Nature of those Dis- eases ; that on their Return they made their Report; and that there appeared no extraordinary Uneasiness on this Account." BANKRUPTS. George Sandell, of Lewes in Sussex, Wine Cooper.— Benjamin Cue, of Calne, Wiltshire, Beer Brewer. — Wm. Blakey, John Blakey, and Samuel Blakey. of Gildersome, Yorkshire, Dealers. Benjamin Hayward, of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, Mercer. John Whit- tle, of Fleet- Market, London, Victualler John Smith, of Tottenham, Middlesex. Victualler. George Francis, of Colchester, Essex, Plumber. John Scott, of Norwich, 1 Linnen- Draper. STOCKS. Bank, 119. India, 140 1 half. South Sea 104. Old Annuities, 1 Sub. 90. Ditto 2d Sub. ( but Ditto New Annuities, ill Sub. 90 7 8tht. Ditto zdSub 90 3 4ths. Three per Cent. Annuities, 91 3 4U1S. In dia Bonds, 2 I. 12 s. Prem. Philadelphia, Sept. 29. A Letter from Charles Town in South Carolina, dated the 31ft past, mentions 120 Highlanders being then off the Bar; also a Store Ship. In the Antigua Gazette of the 3d of September, ther is a List of Ninety- seven English Vessels taken and carried into Guardaloupe, from August 1756, to the latter End o July 1757. And it is said about thirty more have been take since that Time, and sent in there, whose Names ha not come to Hand, Invincible, Grafton, Devonshire, Captain, > Guns Nassau, Sunderland, Windsor, Eagle, 64 60 60 60 ^ Guns The other two Ships, with the rest of the Squadron, ( except the Tilbury, which is fear'd to be lost) remain with Vice Admiral Holboume. Thus far the Gaz. A Gentleman arrived at Portsmouth says that he saw the Tilbury strike on the Rocks, with her Main Mast WORCESTER, November 10. The celebrated Professor Hillmer, in a most wonderful Manner, before a great many Spectators, restor'd several Blind People to their Sight, in and about this City among whom were Three Men born Blind.- He wi set out next Tuesday for Birmingham. . The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of this Diocese wi hold a Confirmation on Tuesday next at Droitwich, on Wednesday for the Town of Bromsgrove, and o Thursday for the adjacent Parishes. Last Week one Reece Watkins was committed to ou County Gaol, being charged with stealing a Mare, t' Property of Mr. William Havard, near Trebanet, in the County of Brecon. And On Tuesday last, Phillis Jacksons ( a Girl of about 1 Years of Age) was committed to our City Gaol, being charged with breaking into the Dwelling House of Tho- mas Savage, in the Parish of St. Peter, in this City, and stealing thereout six Pounds of Butter, five Pounds of Can- dles, four Shillings' and Six- penny'worth ot Bread, a five Cheeses. from the Westminster journal To the AUTHOR, & c. S I R, MUSING upon the present unhappy Situa- tion our Country- when every one is for taking Advantage of her, every enormous, every hateful and unclean Bird is pecking at her at Home, and France ravaging her Co- lonies Abroad ; when extraordinary Squa- drons are fitted out, mighty Armies prepared, yet no Man found to lead them on to Victory; when the Na- tional Treasure becomes exhausted in doing Nothing, and still the Cry remaineth, Give! Give! —;— Musing, I say, upon these Things, I became as it we're out of my- self, and Objects visionary appear'd before me. The full that employ'd my rambling Fancy was a strange Kind of Voice, pronouncing, O thou, whose Eye perspicuously keen Can'st penetrate whatev'r's to be seen ! Looking around, I beheld a very majestic Figure, sit- ting at a Table, who seem'd as much astonish'd at this uncommon Sound and Address as myself, and who, in an affrighted Position, had fixed his Eye towards one parti- cular Point; thither also my Eyes were instantly turned ; when, lo! a most ghastly Appearance presented itself, and which, after a short Pause, again assuming human Utter ance, thus went on ; From Realms of Night, Cells dark and obscure, From Thoughts perplex'd, which Mortals can't endure, I'm come to view once more this World's fair Gleam, Listen, O list ! to my most hateful Theme : Ill- fated I, by Power none can withstand, Ev'n that of Gold for this I took Command, Prided myself, as being Fortune's Friend, Nor once conjectur'd Time would shortly end. The Main I plough'd full negligent as those Who, once my Friends, where late my sternest Foes; Fancy prevail'd, and taught Gallissoniere Will stand aloof he durst not me come near. Minorca's safe I but, Oh ! when I Came there, Death- dealing Thunders, Batt'ries made me fear; Disgustful Prospects kept me ill at Ease, 1 turn'd my Back but what has frighten d these ? This last Expression was spoken with a most astonishing Vehemence, the Appearancc at the same Time pointing to a numerous Fleet returning from before a defenceless Town, where the Enemy to our Country had Ships in Port, others upon the Stocks, with Arsenals fill'd with all Kinds of Ammunition and Naval Stores. The doleful Part of this Scenery now quitted my Sight, but before it went off Five Holes, which I discover'd in its 2r- iil, together with some other Tokens, gave me to understand it was the Ghost of the late unhappy Ad 1 B** g. A mighty pretty Genii succeeded in its Place, holding in its Hand a Plan, which represented PORTO BELLO and CARTAGENA. Pointing to the former of these, he faid, This Porto Bello, Sir, exceeding strong. Once put to Pause one of your baffled Fleets; ( Baffled at Home) and by your Grand Corruptor Was called imgregnable. Yet there was a Man Of British Stock, descended from her Worthies, Who dar'd to affirm, nay, more, who swore Six Ships Would cause its Strength t'evaporate like Air, And all its Towers demolish. False! said the timid, treacherous, dastard Soul, Thou shalt have double Six ; go, try thy Skill! He went yet, heedful of what once he swore, Took Six Ships only, and with these threw down Their strong Embattlements, levell'd their Iron Fortress, And made Spain's Sons acknowledge Britain's King Their supreme Lord. Nor Cartagena's Forts, Strong and impregnable, could stand the Force Of this thy HERO. Neither hath the Grave As yet had Influence on his Earthy Temple. The smiling Seraph, who waits his Departure, Has not pronoune'd to the Angelick Choir, Lo ! VERNON quits this base, this transient State, To mingle with the Upright and the Just, Ev'n those who know what ' tis to love their Country. Ha! starting, said the Genii, now I feel A strange Impulse. ' Tis publish'd to the World, And Britain's Sons with Anguish hear the Sound, VERNON is gone! — alas! he is no more. He said he sigh'd withdrew What has frighten'd these ? again presented itself; and will, ' tis to be hoped, never quit the Minds of Britons till an honest, clear, and satisfactory Answer be given to it. I am, SI R, I Your humble Servant, and oct. 30,1757. The Son of my Father. The Miseries of HUMAN Life SAY, if you can, what Path of Life is best ? For Strifes and Tumults every Bar molest. Incessant Cares at come our Thoughts embroil, And in the Field we labour, drudge, and toil. Horrific Tempests fright us on the Main, And Thieves and Cut- Throats haunt the lonely Plain, If poor, Oppression is your certain Fate ; Unnumber'd Woes attend the Marriage State ; Yet, if you meanly fear to take a Wife, You'll lead a desart, solitary Life: Parents with Children nameless Sorrows bear; Yet What a Mis'ry ' tis to want an Heir: Youth without Folly ne'er is seen alone ; And Age beneath Infirmities will groan. Since then no solid Bliss these Scenes supply, On this just Maxim let thy Choice rely ; • Ne'er to be born, or soon as born to die.' ) The following Lampoon our M— lit— ry tlemen has been ded about at Bath. AS Q— nand N were discourfing of late, The Grand Expedition came into Debate. I'll tell you, says Q- n, why our Bravery droops; " ' Tis because we want Men to lead on our Troops. " Our Chiefs are a Parcel of sh— n A— e Boys, Scarce wean'd from the Go Cart, and playing with [ Toys ; " More fit for a Nursc than the Army, by G—, " Instead of a Pike, ' Zounds ! I'd give ' em a Rod." STOLEN, On Saturday Night the 25th of October, 1757, out of a Ground near Chipping Campden, in the County of Gloucester. A good, strong, Six- years- old MARE, BETWEEN a Bay and Chesnut Colour, with some Grey Hairs all over her She is fourteen Hands and a Half high, has a Blaze down her Face, a Blemish on the further Hind Hoof, an a Cut Tail nick'd which she carries well. —— There was also stolen. out of the Owner's Stable, about the same Time, an old Saddle with a new Girth, one Corner of the Saddle hath been torn off and sew'd on again. Both are supposed to be stolen by one John Longs, a Gardener of Campden, who eloped at the same Time He is a short, thickish Man, and speaks a little formal in his Discourse, and had on, when he went off, a White Coat with Metal Buttons, and a Dark Drown Coat under it, and wore his own Hair. Any Person that will give Intelligence of the said Mare ( so that she may be had again) to the Owner, William Truby, Butcher, of Campden aforesaid, shall receive a Guinea Reward, and all charges, and another Guinea Reward for apprehending the Person that stole the Mare, ( so that he may be brought to Justice) to be paid by William Truby. THE Creditors of the Rev. Mr. Charles 1 Willmot, late of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, deceas'd, are desired to meet at the Golden Cross, in Bromsgrove, on Monday the 21st Day of this Instant November, by Ten o'Clock in the Morning, to prove their Debts, and receive their Dividends, As there will be only one Dividend made, the Creditors are all desired to meet, or those that do not attend that Day will be excluded the Benefit of the said Dividend. THE Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against John Sanders, now or late of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, Vintner, intend to meet on Monday the 21st Day of November Instant, by Two of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, at the House of Richard Delves, the Sign of the Golden Cross, in Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester aforesaid, in order to make a final Dividend of the said Bankrupt's Estate and Effects, when and where the Creditors, who have not already proved their Debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded tbe Benefit of the said Dividend. To be Sold to the best Bidder, On Monday the Twenty - Eighth Day of this Instant November, between the Hours of Two and Five of the Clock in the Evening, at the Eagle and Serpent, in the Town of Cleobury Mortimer, in the County of Salop, A Freehold ESTATE, Call'd Doverdale, In the Parish of Doverdale, in the County of Worcester, COnsisting of a good Messuage and Out- Buildings, with about One Hundred and Thirty Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Lands thereto belonging, set to Henry Brooks, by Lease, for Twenty- one Years, about six of which are expired, at the Annual Rent of 65/. For Particulars enquire of Mr. John Clutton, at Ab- berley Lodge ; or of Mr. Charles Holland, in Cleobury.
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