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Berrow's Worcester Journal


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Date of Article: 10/12/1772
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Saturday's and Sunday's Posts, LONDON, Friday, Dec. 4. TUESDAY, after the several Corn Bills were read reported and committed, and the Corn Ex- portation Bill ordered to be en- grossed by the House of Com- mons, the Speaker left the Chair, and the House went into a Com- mittee to enquire into the present high Price of all Sorts of Grain, when Orders were given to Call in Mr. Smyth, who, the House was inform- ed, attended at the Door. He was accordingly examined at the Bar, and the Answers he gave to the Questions that were put to him by Mr. Cooper, Lord North, and some other Members, were to the following Purport: That the annual Average Produce of Barley, in this Kingdom, was about four Million six hundred Thousand Quarters ; that the Amount of what was con- sumed by the Malt Distillery did not exceed from one Hundred and thirty- five, to one Hundred and fifty Thousand Quarters; that Barley was at present from thirty to thirty- six Shillings per Quarter; that stopping the Malt Distillery would not reduce the Price of Barley above Sixpence in the Quarter; that the Crop of Barley this Year was in general short, and great Part of it damaged, stained, and unfit for the Purposes of malting; that the Average Produce of Wheat is about four Million one Hundred Thousand Quarters, or something under ; that there does not seem to be any Decrease of late Years in the Quantity of Land sown with Wheat; that the Crops in gene- ral have been short for these last seven Years; that besides the Consumption of Wheat is much in- creased by Numbers who formerly eat Bread made of Barley, using now no other Kind but that made of Wheat; that, on the best Computation, the Produce of one Acre of Barley will seed double the Number of Persons that an Acre of Wheat will, and an Acre of Oats one Third more, rating the first at twenty- four Bushels, the Barley at forty eight, and the Oats at sixty- four Bushels per Acre ; that the Quantity of Barley consumed in the Malt Distillery, about the Year 1739, was four hundred and fifty thousand Quarters annu- ally; that the Hogs fed by the Distillery was about twenty Thousand; that if the Distillery was stopped, it would take, at least, thirty thousand Quarters of Barley to seed thole Hogs. Mr. Farrer was next called in, and confirmed in general what Mr. Smith had advanced, ex- cept. in the following Particulars: That he did not compute that the Number of Hogs fed by the Distillery exceeded twelve Thousand; that the present Price of Barley was from twenty- eight to thirty- two Shillings per Quarter ; that stopping the Malt Distillery would not reduce the Price of Barley above two Shillings per Quarter; he added, that it would lower the Price of old Malt, but would not at all affect that of new. Lord North then got up and moved, that the Com- mittee might adjourn till every Information might be procured, necessary to direct their Judgments in a Point of so much Consequence, and where so material a Branch of the Revenue was concern- ed. They accordingly adjourned to Friday next, when it is expected the Report will be made. An authentic Account Wednesday's Debate in the House of Commons. Mr. Buller moved, that 20,000 Men be employed for the Service of the Navy, including 4354 Ma- rines, for the Year 1773. Mr. Poultney.— I have been at some Pains to en- quire into the different Sums granted by Parlia- ment for the Navy, and I find, that on the Peace preceding the War before the last, a Sum greatly under 900,0001. was granted to the Navy, 10,000 Men were then supposed sufficient; and in the Peace preceding the late War, I find 16,000 Men were employed, and the Sum of 1,700,0001. upwards of a Million and a Half, granted for the Service of the Navy ; an enormous Sum, when we consider, Sir, that double the Money was demanded, though not double the Number of Men employed. It is from thole Circumstanes, Sir, that I wish Parliament would be particularly cautious in their Grants, and to know to what Purposes the Public Money is ap- plied.--- I could also wish, Sir, that the Accounts of the Navy for the future be more particular, that we may know the specific Charges. I do not ap- prove of the Method of granting in Gross, and Submitting the Disposal of Public Money to the Discretion of the Admiralty. It appears evident to me, that large, very large Sums have been mis- applied. In the Peace preceding the War before the last only 800,0001. were granted ; in the Peace following 1,700,0001. were allowed; and in the Year 1771, the enormous Sum of 2,100, oool. was demanded. I wish, therefore, that the Accounts for the future of the Navy be divided, and properly arranged, that we may understand for what Pur- poses we grant the Public Money. Mr. Cornwall.--- It appears that in the Peace pre- ceding the War before the last, a Sum under 900,000l. was granted by Parliament for the Ser- vice of the Navy, that it afterwards encreased to 1,700,0001. and since that to upwards of 2,000,0001. ln the Year 1770, when the Kingdom was alarmed, and we were upon the Eve of a War, 4.0,000 Men were voted for the Navy ; they were, however, soon after reduced, but we have never heard of the Money appropriated to their Maintenance. I am far from intimating a Censure, unless it is due and where there is Room for Censure, I will not hesitate. It is our Duty to prevent the Misapplication of the Public Money. It is possible that the Admiralty may abuse their Trust. Let it never be said that we abuse our's. I do not approve the Method of the parliamentary Way of Proceeding, and which I conceive to be consistent with our Duty, Lard North. — I would cheerfully agree to any Measure which may in the least rend to the Ad- vantage of the Service. By what the Honourable Gentleman opposite to me says, I underhand that he wishes a different Mode to the present of the Navy Accounts to be adopted ; and if either that Gentleman, or the other Honourable Member who spoke first, will propose any new Method Superior to the one which has been invariably pursued since the Revolution, I will give it every Assistance in my Power. I will attend to it with the strictest Impartiality. But if no Reasons should appear for an Alteration, if this Method which our Ancestors pursued, should on Enquiry appear to be the most eligible, I hope it will not be expected that I should contribute my Share to what will evidently pro- duce no Advantage, I think no better Method can possibly be suggested than the present. It has sub- sisted for many, many Years ; and I think that is one grand Argument in its Favour. Mr. Dowdeswell.--- The noble Lord tells us, that if we will adopt any Scheme, he will very readily attend to it, and do us the Honour of hearing it. But I conceive that it is the Business of Admini- stration to correct Errors, and improve old Regula- tions. The only Defence of the old Method of voting the Navy Supplies, we learn from his Lord- ship, is Custom ; from which Species of, Reasoning it would be no bad Conclusion to say, that it was impossible for our Ancestors to err. From the King's Speech we are to understand, that the pre- sent Establishment it a Peace Establishment; yet 20,000 Men are demanded, when 16,500 have hitherto been judged sufficient. So that the Nation are to be at the extraordinary Expence of 3500 Men, and there must also be Ships, Wear and Tear, Provisions and Stores for those Men ; or they must be unemployed. An Honourable Gentleman much more conversant in those Affairs than I am, says, that Seamen unemployed are not Seamen ; so that a standing Force it supported, and that at the Plea- sure of the Admiralty. I entirely acquit the noble Lord of writing the King's Speech ; but it is strange that any Minister should advise Such a Speech, and yet hold contrary Sentiments to it in this House. It would be much better for them at once to demand such a Sum, and avoid the Cere- mony of acquainting us what it is for. There was a Time when a Minister would not dare to use such Language ; and I cannot help agreeing with my honourable Friend behind me, that the present Me- thod is illegal and unconstitutional. The very Na- ture of our Constitution, Sir, is built upon Jea- lousy. We are to suspect Abuses, and to guard against them. Here is a Sum of Two Millions to be appropriated to the Service of the Navy. A few Years back it was but 8oo, oool. What can occa- sion this amazing Difference I If the King's Speech means any Thing at all, we are to consider this at a certain Peace Establishment; and the Minister afterwards demands 2o, 000 Men. It that a Peace Establishment ? I am to the full as willing at any one to preserve the Navy upon a respectable Foot- ing, but let us at the same Time know what we are voting the Public Money for. The Admiralty are to have a great Credit, and we are not to see the Account. They claim also the Produce of the old Stores and Ships that are sold ; for the last five Years they produced 2o; oool. per Year. A Sum of 1oo, oool. which it not yet accounted for; and I should be glad to be informed by what Law, and under what Authority, they dare make use of the Public Money. It is the Public Money, for it re- sults from a Something which they have bought. Lord North.—- I rise up to thank the Right Ho- nourable Gentleman for his extreme Candour in acquitting me of writing the King's Speech ; but for the Sake of Argument, I will acknowledge my- self to have had some Share in it, and on that Sup- position will defend it. It is asked, if 2o, ooo Men are to be the certain Peace Establishment? I answer, No. That my Endeavours shall be employed to reduce them, but from the desperate and deplorable Situation of a Great Company, it was necessary to send a Fleet to a remote Part of the World. It was notoriously known, nay I believe the French them- selves confessed, that they intended to take Advan- tage of our Weakness in the East- Indies, and strike a Blow, which, though the French Court might have seemingly disapproved of, yet they would risk a War rather than give any Thing up. A Fleet was in Consequence dispatched, and the Enemy's Intentions are defeated. There are employed, Sir, in that Fleet 3500 Men, when they return they will be reduced, and the Peace Establishment will be only 16,500. As to the Mode of delivering the Navy Accounts, I am persuaded the present Me- thod it the most elegible ; and I will not, until I hear more substantial Reasons, agree to any Altera- tion. I have one Thing more to answer before I sit down, and that it, with Respect to the voting of 4.0,000 Seamen in the Year 1770, upon the Eve of a War. Happily the Storm blew over, and Peace returned to us again. It was my first Care to lessen the Expence at soon as possible, and the Ships were immediately reduced. But it is asked, what is be- come of the Sum of upwards of Two Millions, which was voted in that Year ? I answer, that, from the Hurry of the late War, the Ships were built of green Timber, and upon the Alarm most of them found unfit for Service. That Overplus was applied for the Purpose of Repairs; and from the Situation of our Navy, we may now have a Fleet of twenty Ships of the Line at Sea in a Fort- night't Time. Mr. Welbore Ellis.— I have but little to say after the Noble Lord hat informed the House, but I am not at all surprized to hear those Objections come from Gentlemen who have not been in Office. I have served at the Admiralty Board for eight Years; I may be allowed to understand the Service, and I am fully persuaded no better Method can be adopted. From the Uncertainty of Events in that Service, Ships may have long Parages, Provisions and Stores may be dearer, Storms may arise and damage them ; and it is impossible, Sir, to make specific Charges'; for it is impossible for any Man to ascertain what the Price of Provisions may be next Month, or what Dangers and Damages the Ships may be subject to from Gales of Wind. It is there- their Credit and Abilities are concerned, and as they also contribute their Share, it is no unreason- able Supposition, Sir, to suppose, that they would be as careful as any other Individual; besides, Sir, their Honour is concerned, and their Accounts are always open for the Inspection of this House. Then partly as an old Man, and partly as an old Member of Parliament, I must confess myself in Favour of the old Method, the Wisdom of our Ancestors ap- proved of. It appears to me to be the most Econo- mical Method; and even if the Noble Lord had agreed to an Alteration I should not. Mr. Burke.--- The Honourable Gentleman, who spoke last, has given us an Instance of Candour and Civility which we did not expect. He has, after very pathetically lamenting as a Misfortune our Ignorance in Office, entered into a Defence of the old Method, and tells us with all imaginable Gravity, that it is the best, because the Wisdom of our Ancestors found it out. By this the Honour- able Gentleman excludes the Idea of Reformation entirely. He says, the Road is very good ; that we have travelled in it for a Century past, and that it is best to keep in it. Let us see how far he may be depended on. In the Peace preceding the War be- fore the last, the Peace Establishment was under 900,000l. It is now near 1, ooo, oool. Is that a Proof of its Goodness? I think we are growing worse instead of better, and it it Time we should mend.-— The Honourable Gentleman tells us, partly from his natural Abilities, and partly from his great acquired Abilities in Office, that this Method is the most ceconomical; and that the Admiralty should have this Trust reposed in them; and truly his Reasons are very forcible. He says, because they are Men of Fortune and Abilities, and in Of- fice, and their Honour being concerned, they will not abuse their Trust, Now that it the very Rea- son ( their being in Office) that they should not be trusted. And the Man who desires to be trusted, and excused from delivering up his Account, be- cause it it a Suspicion of Dishonesty, ought not to be trusted. But what does the Honourable Gen- tleman say ? " We are in OFFICE, therefore TRUST us. I say, no! We will not TRUST you. We will be just in the Execution." You may as well, Sir, it seems, lay Claim to the Salary of those Ho- nourable Gentlemen as presume to deprive them of their valuable Requisites in OFFICE ; but much Good may they do them. I wish them equal Hap- piness with both. It it indeed true that we do not possess those great Advantages which peculiarly be- long to Gentlemen in Office, but we certainly may be allowed to enquire into the Distribution of the Money which we vote. If any Regard is to be paid to the Speech from the Throne, we are to be- lieve that this Number to be voted of 2o, 000, is a certain Peace Establishment. The Minister comes after, and tells us, that it it not a Peace Establish- ment, but that they are reduced to between 16 and 17,000 Men. Here it a positive Contradiction. A Language different from the King's Speech. We have a War Establishment, and no War; a Peace Establishment, and no Peace. If the Seeds of a War are yet lurking in a remote Corner of the World, bravely declare it to the House, and the Commons will as generously at manifully assist you. It Generosity the Virtue that we fail in? No! we have been too generous, without Account. If we are neither at War nor Peace, but fluctuating be- tween both, give this extraordinary State a distinct Name I beseech you, that we may understand you. --- Have you had any Intelligence of Pirates infest- ing the Seat? Have the Chinese sitted out a Fleet of Junks, and passed the Streights in order to attack the Coast of Coromandel? Or is the renowned An- gria put to Sea again? Either the French are in those Seas, or they are not. There it no other Al- ternative. What then is a Fleet of Ships to be main- tained at a very extraordinary Expence, for no Pur- pose, but to invite the Enemy to keep up an equal Number— But the Noble Lord tells us, that his En- deavours shall not be wanted to reduce the Number of the Peace Establishment. We thank him for his great Condescension. I can only reply with a Bow to this Instance of ministerial Generosity, for in- deed it is Generosity in the Extreme.— But if Mea- sures not reformed, or for Convenience the present Number are kept up, the Noble Lord this Time Twelvemonth may come and inform us that he gave no positive Promise, only that his Endeavours should not be wanting, and Surely no one will presume to refuse the Endeavoures of a Noble Lord, and espe- cially when in Office. So then we are to rely upon the Honour of those Gentlemen in Office, whom an Honourable Gentleman opposite to me says are to be TRUSTED! because they also contribute, in com- mon with their Fellow- Subjects, a Share of the Ex- pence. This he declares to be a good political and parliamentary Reasoning, but I assert it it very far from logical Reasoning, and what this House, I hope, will never assent to. The very Means we have from the Nature of our Situation to preserve by Commerce a Superiority, is defeated by keeping an extraordinary Number of Ships of War, and obliging our Rivals to do the same. The Motion was read and a ( assented to, that 20,000 Men, including 4354 Marines, be employed for the Nayy, for the Year 1773.— The Motion was read, that a Sum not exceeding 4l. per Man per Month be allowed for thirteen Months. Mr. Cornwall moved that their Wages at least might be specified, and assented Lord North what were the Subdivisions. He answered, 1l. 10s. per Month the Wages; 1l. 7s. Wear and Tear, and Provisions 19s. It was moved and assented to that a Sum not exceeding 4l. per Month per Man, for thirteen Months, be allowed for the Year 1773. This Day his Majesty went to the House of Peers, and gave the Royal Assent to the follow- ing Bills, which passed the House of Lords Yes- terday, viz. The Bill for allowing the free Impor- tation, from America, of Wheat, Indian Corn, Beans, Peas, & c. for a limitted Time ; and the Bill for allowing the free Importation of Wheat, Barley, Beans, Peas, Sec. from Africa, or any Parts of Europe for a limitted Time. The Duke of Richmond intends to make a Motion in the Upper Assembly, relative to the Middlesex Election ; a Motion of a like Nature A Correspondent observes, that Mr, Saw bridge's Motion for Triennial Parliaments would be more timely just before a general Election, as it would then be an excellent Touchstone for the Guidance of the Electors in their Choice of future Representatives. We hear that the Earl Temple has declined in terfering any more with Party Matters, as he seems determined to spend the Remainder of his Days in Retirement. A great Lady, we hear, has been a warm Ad- vocate for the Mitigation of the public Miseries in this Country ; for, as she observed, no politi- cal Wisdom was necessary to enter into Matters of so self- evident a Nature, that if Provisions were above the Purchase of the Individual, pe rishing with Want must be the Consequence. We hear that the exorbitant Consumption of Calves and Lambs will be put a Stop to, by in- flicting severe Penalties upon Butchers and others who shall kill them under a certain Age; this will in a little Time increase the Stock, and con sequently produce Plenty. On Tuesday last there was a General Court of the Proprietors of East India Stock, at their House in Leadenhall- Street, according to Ad journment, for the further Consideration of the Company's Affairs. After the Clerk had read up from the Minutés of the last Meeting, the Chairman informed the Court, that the Secret Committee of the House of Commons were then sitting in the East India House, for the Benefit of receiving such Informal tion from the Direction at would not interfere in their own Business. After which Mr. Mackworth opened the De bate, by going very spiritedly and ingeniously into the whole of the Company's Affairs. H asserted they were by no Meant so deplorable a the Proprietors in general had painted them that it required but Attention and Steadiness in themselves, to place them upon their former Fool ing. He arraigned very warmly their Despond ence, in throwing themselves on Parliament, and asked, what superior Information was it to be sup posed the Members of that Hon. House had I the Proprietors themselves on their own Affairs that there seemed to be an Infatuation and Blind ness in Direction ( who ought naturally to be the best Judges of their own Grievances, and conse- quently of their Redresses) little better than Li nacy, in carrying up their Books and Papers a Set of Men, in general unacquainted with me cantile Affairs, for the Purpose of settling the Accounts. He therefore concluded, as Matter were in the Train they were then in, with the following Motion, which was seconded. " That a Committee of twenty- five Proprietor should be chosen to inspect into all the Paper Records, Letters, & c. relative to the Compare to meet for the Dispatch of Business, four DAY after Nomination, to be assisted by the prop Officers of the House, to adjourn from Time Time, and report their Proceedings and Inso mations relative to the Committee appointed Parliament." About Four o'Clock this Question was put, a carried, two Voices only dissenting. A short Debate then took Place about the Mode of Nomination, when it was agreed Mr. Made worth, and others, should retire for about a Qua ter of an Hour, and produce a List of 25 Nan for that Purpose. They accordingly retired During which Recess, Governor Johnstone sumed his Motion of the Petition to Parliame the Necessity of which he urged in the strong Terms; and was supported by Mr. Adair, Creighton, Mr. Fitzgerald, and others. So Objections however were made by the Chairman Mr. Impey, and Mr. D'Arcey, about the Unba someness of the Measure; but upon the Question being put, it was carried by a great Majority Mr. Mackworth now returned, and produce List of Names, which were assented to. Gover Johnstone, with the Consent of the Propriétar likewise nominated eight others, for the Purpose of drawing up the Petition, which was Yesterday laid before a General Court, and read by Clerk, and was in Substance agreeable to Heads of the Resolution previously agreed " That of soliciting Parliament that, as the P prietors were sensible of having committed Delinquencies, and having no Delinquents the wished to screen, that the Examination into Affairs of the Company, may be in as public Manner as possible, the Nature of a Secret Co mittee implying Crimes of a black Nature." Mr. Mackworth opposed some Part of Mode of this Petition, which says, " That Erection of the Secret Committee implied, the Com pany having committed Crimes of a black ture," as Language rather improper to be use Parliament, particularly at a Period when Company had Favours to ask; he therefore wish these two Clauses should be omitted. Governor Johnstone persisted 011 the With standing together, as only expressive of what Company wanted ; that taking out the Clauses would be taking the Seasoning out of Porridge, without which the rest would be insi and that as to the Expressions being improper the Dignity of Parliament, he observed there Times when it were more prudent to take Lion by the Beard than run away from him. The Debate on this became general, but a little Altercation it was agreed that the Petion should be re- considered and amended, and Approbation of it referred to a Ballot to be Price Two- pence Halfpenny. Numb. 4096. T H U R S D A Y, December 1o, 1772. Arrived the Mails from Holland and France. Copenhagen, Nov. 2 3. THE War with Sweden will certainly open soon, though the Winter is so far advanced, and this Court is re- solved to prosecute it with the most unremitting Vigour. A Fleet is now ready in this Harbour to act wh the Season per- mits. Prince Frederic, the King's Brother, is making Preparations to march into Norway at the Head of 18,000 Men ; and it is even said, that the King, notwithstanding his ill State of Health, will take the Field in Person. Vienna, Nov. 18. The Prince de Rohan, Ambassador from France, had an Audience of the Emperor and Empress Queen a few Days ago, when he declared to their Imperial Majesties, on the Part of the King his Master, that in case Sweden should be attacked by any other Power, France would assist her with all her Forces. Francfort, Nov. 23. Some Letters of good Authority mention that the Peace between Russia and the Porte will soon be concluded on, as the former of these Powers does no longer insist on the Independence of the Crimea. AMERICA. Virginia, Oct. 19. On the 16th Inst. arrived in Hampton Road, the Ship General Wolfe, Capt. Hunter, with Passengers from Londonderry, 80 of them were the same Afternoon landed at Hamp- ton, mere Skeletons, so weak they could hardly walk or stand, and most of them without any Mo- ney to pay for their Support. The Inhabitants took Care of them, and supplied them with Ne- cessaries This Ship it is said had been 17 Weeks on the Passage, near Half the Time at short Al- lowance ; came out with 300 Passengers, of whom about 80 had died at Sea of mere Want, and the Disorders arising from drinking Salt Water, & c. SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, Nov. 28. On Thursday se'nnight la young Man, named M'Gregor, who lived at Patrick, lost his Life in the River Clyde. He had spent the preceding Evening with his Sweet heart, and after conveying her Home to Govan, perished in attempting to ford the River near that Place, on his Return Home. And on Friday Night, as Andrew Yule and his Wife were going Home from M'Gregor's Interment, they missed their Way, and perished. COUNTRY NEWS. Gloucester, Dec. 7. On Saturday the Mayorand Corporation of this City sent up a Petition to Par- liament, praying that the Legislature would grant as Relief in the present Scarcity, by stopping the Distilling of Barley and all Sorts of Grain ; and also by prohibiting the Exportation of Cheese. The following is a Fact that has come to our Knowledge, and therefore, we think, ought to be communicated to the Public.— Within these few Days a Notion has prevailed in the Dairy Coun- try, that a Stop will be put to the Exportation of Cheese, since which Two- meal Cheese, which sold for 32s. per Cwt. at our late Fair, has been bought at 25s The bare Idea that there was a Probability of the Distillery being stopped had such an Effect on our Market on Saturday, that Barley sunk a Groat a Bushel, which proves the Opinion of those Corn- factors to be very erroneous, who, in their Exa- mination before the House of Commons, asserted that the stopping the Distillery would not lower she Price more than 2s. nay, one of them said, hot more than 6d. a Quarter. It is not doubted but if the Stills were stopped, Barley would sink Shilling a Bushel. We are well informed that there are 10,000 Bushels of Barley now locked up at Bristol, which were intended for the Stills, but no Distiller will buy at this Time. Although it was Nep Tide last Monday se'n- night, the Water flowed so remarkably high in pie Severn, that a Flock of 300 Sheep, which were driven out of Tides Way upon the Tumps hear Slimbridge Warth, were all carried off, and every one of them drowned. The Rise of the River to such a Height on a Nep Tide has ever been remembered before.— The Tides at Southampton have been remark ably high of late. Birmingham, Dec. 7. On Friday last there was great Meeting at Stafford for the Sale of horned Cattle, Swine, & c. Cows that will calve in good Time sold well, but those for feeding very indif- ferently, on which Account great Numbers went way unsold: Swine at Four- pence per Pound.— The Gamblers, as usual, found their Way to this Meeting, and were very industrious ; from the Arts they use, it is not surprising that a young reen Farmer is sometimes taken in by them ; but it really is surprising that the old experienced ones should so easily become their Dupes, as was here the Case : For an old one was defrauded of up- wards of eleven Guineas by the stale Trick of going to write a Letter, and then engaged at cut- ing the Cards. Another old Gentleman, by iving a Man two Half- Guineas for a Guinea, was defrauded of five, by the Sharper's making Shew of putting the Guinea into his Hand, there there was a good deal of Money, but in- tead of leaving it there, took out four more so rtfully, that the old Gentleman was not sensible of the Defraud till he had counted his Money, in which Time the Villain got off. On Thursday Night last some Thieves broke In at the Cellar Window of Mr. Highway, Tan- er, in Digbeth in this Town, and stole thereout some Wine, several Eatables, & c. And on Sa- turday William Taylor and Joseph Callaway, charged upon Oath with committing the said Robbery, were committed to Warwick Gaol. On Tuesday last two Colliers were found dead In a Coal- pit of Mr. Aston's, at Tipton : The Cause of their Deaths was by taking down some Coaks to make a Fire, when, it is supposed, as an as they had done, they drank plentifully of Ale, and fell asleep, and the Sulphur from the fire suffocated them ; as no Business was perceived going on, a Boy was let down to enquire into the Cause, but the Pit being full of Sulphur, he was suffocated; however, being soon drawn up, and Committee of the whole House, Mr. Onslow in the Chair. Governor Pownal moved, that as the Gentle- men, who were to inform the Committee of the Effect which stopping the Distillers would have upon the Price of Barley, wire not ready, that Mr. Farrer might be called in, that they might proceed on the Enquiry into the Dearness of Pro- visions. ( Mr. Farrer was placed at the Bar.) Governor Pownal.— You will please, Mr. Far- rer, to inform the House, what you imagine to occasion the present Dearness of Bread. Mr. Farrer.— The present Assize I conceive to be one Cause of the Dearness of Bread. There is not made in London any Houshold Bread, I mean the coarse Kind of Bread ; for there is a Contra- diction in the Terms of Houshold Flour and Houshold Bread, the one means the best, and the latter the worst. Now, according to the Assize made in the last Reign, if the Baker makes Houshold Bread sit for the Poor to eat, he must lose his Profit; and if he makes it so as to have a Profit; the Poor will not eat it. Mr. Pownal - I would ask Mr. Farrer, if the Flour which will be imported from America, may be mixed agreeably to the Assize with our Flour? Mr. Farrer. - No, Sir, it would be contrary to the Act of Parliament. I imported 3600 Bar- rels from New York, and, excepting a few which I sold at a private Sale, I was obliged to send the Remainder from the Port of London to Bristol, Liverpool, Chester, and York, the Bakers de- claring that they dare not make Use of it, as it is not quite fine enough for Wheaten Bread, and too good for Houshold Bread. Mr. Pownal. — Then you imagine, that if even large Quantities of Flour should be imported from America, it would not be of Service to the Poor under the present Assize ? Mr. Farrer.— I am positive it would not. Mr. Pownal.— Attend, Gentlemen, to this re- markable Circumstance, it materially concerns you ; it renders an Act, which you are just going to pass, useless. And if the Assize was altered, would the Bakers receive equal Profit by the Mix- ture ; and have they the same Profit for baking of Houshold as Wheaten Bread? Mr. Farrer. — All the same, and when the Price falls, their Profit will increase. Mr. Onslow.— Then the Poor would reap no Advantage from the Importation of Flour from America, if the present Assize of Bread Hands, not unless a new Act is made ? Mr. Farrer.— No, Sir, they would not, as the Bakers could not, under the Regulations of the present Act of Parliament, make Use of it. Mr. Pownal.— Do you suppose. Sir, that the Flour mixt would make as good Bread as our own Wheat ? I mean, would it be as wholesome ? Mr. Farrer.— To the full. It the House will give me Leave, I have got some Bread with me, which I make for my own Use, to the full as good as Wheaten Bread, which I call Houshold Bread, and which the Bakers may afford to fell and re- ceive equal Profit as they do now, for 4d. in the Peck Loaf cheaper, that is, about 6s. 8d. in the Quarter. [ Two Loaves of Bread were produced, and several Members, with great Greediness, de- voured them.] [ Ordered to withdraw. Mr. Charles Smith ordered in. The Questions proposed to him were to the same Purport as those to Mr. Farrer, only Mr. Smith was going into a full Explanation of a tedious and long Calcula- tion of the different Assizes since the Reign of Queen Anne, and Mr. Pownal interrupted him, by making a Motion, that a select Committee be appointed to enquire into the different Assizes of Bread since the Reign of Queen Anne, and that they have full Power to call for Persons, Papers, and Accounts. Agreed to nem. con. Friday, December 4. At Half past Two the House met. Sir Francis Molyneux informed the House, that his Majesty commanded their At- tendance in the House of Lords. On their Re- turn Mr. Richard Whitworth spoke to the fol- lowing Purport: " Sir, I have often wished that some Member would have taken Notice of the Language in which the King's Assent is given. We are just returned from the House of Lords, and I think this a very proper Time to move, that, by an Address or Bill, which ever may be thought most proper, his Majesty be desired to give his Assent in his own native Language. I hate a dishonest Language ! L0 Roi le vent! Let the Royal Assent, Sir, be given in the Language of Truth ! We have, Sir, even in our Proceedings, Die Martis! Die Lune! I could with they were abolished. . The Ceremony of the King's Assent being given in French, is the Remains of Not man Slavery; a Disgrace to the British Parliament, and which I hope will induce some Member to move, that either an Address or Bill be forwarded, to obtain the Royal Assent for the future to be given in good honest English. I am fully satisfied it would make the People , much happier." The House was in one continual Laugh ; and Sir Fletcher Norton informed the young Speaker, that the House would take Time to consider on it. They broke up at Half past Three o'clock. The very expeditious Manner in which the Bills for the Importation of Corn were passed, does the highest Honour to the Humanity of the Le- gislature. — It appears now to Demonstration, that our great Men can feel for the Distresses of the Poor. The additional Halfpenny on the Beer being mentioned in the Hearing of a Great Lady near Cavendish- square, a Friend of Lord North's said it would be gladly taken off, if Ways and Means could be fixed on to supply the Deficiency. The Lady said, " Tax all Diversions, from the Opera to the meanest Fantoccini." Lord Chatham, in a Letter to a noble Friend this Week, has these Words: " I don't think I shall attend the House this Session, unless some extraordinary Step of Administration should ren- der it indispensably necessary." acquired while in Office. It is now very certain, and fixed upon decisively by Government, that NO Supervisors will be sent to India. Whatever Turn the Affairs of the Com- pany take, the Measure of the Supervision is finally dismissed. Friday Charles Jenkinson, Esq; kissed his Ma- jesty's Hand at St. James's, on being appointed one of the joint Vice- Treasurers of the Kingdom of Ireland. And the Hon. Charles James Fox, Esq; on his being appointed one of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in the Room of Charles Jenkin- son, Esq. A very great Bankruptcy is talked of in the City. It is said that the several Companies in the City of London intend for this Year to lay aside their Feasts, which in some Companies are almost two in the Week, and apply the Money that used to be spent in Guttling to the Purchase of common Necessaries for the Poor, and that the several Col- leges in the two Universities will lay aside their gaudy Days, and apply the Savings in procuring Food for those who are starving. Friday came on before Mr. Baron Eyre, in the Court of Exchequer, a Cause wherein the King was Plaintiff, and Mr. Le Merchant a principal Magistrate in the Island of Guernsey, Defendant: The Action was brought to recover the Penalty inslicted by Act of Parliament for sending over to this Kingdom smuggled Tea, not paying the Duty, when the Jury brought in a Verdict for the King, with 2600l. Damages. The same Day came on before Lord Mansfield in the Court of King's Bench, Westminster- Hall, an Action brought against Mr. Baddely, on Actor of Drury- Lane Playhouse, to recover a Sum of Money for two Hunting Saddles, bought unknown to him for the Use of his Wife. Mr. George Garrick being called to prove the Salary he re- ceived at the Playhouse, said it was 4I. per Week ; but that Mr. Baddely did not take any of his Wife's Money since their Separation ; on which Lord Mansfield declared that he had no Right to pay for the Saddles, as being unnecessary Things, taken up without his Knowledge. Another Action had been entered against the same Actor for a Coach, but the Plaintiff, on the foregoing Judge- ment, thought proper to withdraw the Record. On Wednesday last came on at St. John's Col- lege, Oxford, the Election of a President in the Room of the Rev. Dr. Fry, deceased. The Can- didates were, the Rev. Dr. Clare and the Rev. Mr. Dennis. There were eight Votes for the former, and twenty- two for the latter; upon which Mr. Dennis was declared duly elected. We hear from Oxford, that two Gentlemen of Fortune have lately been removed from that Uni- versity for not conforming to the late Statute con- cerning Horses and Servants; and that this Re- gulation is strictly supported, and found already to be attended with very beneficial Effects. It is said that if a Reconciliation does not take Place between a Great Personage and his two Brothers before next Spring, the latter, with their Consorts, will then visit the Queen of Denmark at Zell. Letters from Copenhagen say, that the Queen Dowager was near losing her Life as she was go- ing one Evening to her Palace, being set upon in her Carriage by about 50 Men disguised ; but just as they had got her out, a Body of Soldiers came to her Assistance, upon which they ran and got clear away : But her Majesty was so frightened that it is apprehended she will not long survive it. The Letters further say, that there will be soon such a Change of Affairs in that Kingdom as will surprize all Europe, the King having taken the Reins of Government into his Hands, and transacts all Affairs without the Advice of the Queen Dowager or her Son Frederic. Extract of a Letter from St. Vincent's, Oct. 9. " Our Campaign is opened, and Hostilities are begun with the Indians; they attacked a Party of Soldiers the other Day who were going to our ad- vanced Posts, killed five of them, and three Ne- groes : Two Caribbs were slain in this Affair. They next burnt down Mr. Bruce's Plantation, Sugar Works, & c. killed him, two Negroes, and three Mules; they also burnt down Mr. Lacroix's Coffee Plantation, Curing- House, & c. All Kinds of Provisions are excessively scarce and dear here, neither Bread nor Flower being to be had ; at present the Officers and Soldiers are obliged to eat Plantains instead of Bread ; Irish Beef is the only solid Dependance we have to prevent a Fa- mine, until some North American Vessels shall arrive ; Hams, Bacon, Butter, Cheese, and strong Beer, sell for more than double the Cost and all Charges. In short, there is now such an Army here, and so many Ships of War, that they de- vour all the Provisions as fast as they arrive. Rum is got up from 2s. to 3s. 6d. per Gallon, by the Puncheon." Advices from Paris say, that the Answer given to the Memorial of the Court of London, de- manding for what Reason such Numbers of Troops were assembling on the French Coast, at Dunkirk and Calais, was, that his Most Christian Majesty desired not to give the least Umbrage to Great Britain, and that they were designed for an Ex- pedition in the Baltic early in the Spring. Mr. John Clarke, one of Sir John Fielding's Men, a few Days since went to the Lodgings of a Woman, whom he suspected to have received some stolen Goods. When he came there, after talking some Time, he observed a Man lying on the Bed with his Face downwards; on jogging him, and asking him what he did there in the Day Time, he received an impudent Answer, and the Fellow attempted to draw his Coat Flap under him ; on which Mr. Clarke made a Catch at his Pocket, and found it contained a Pistol. He im- mediately collared the Man, and while he was struggling with him, one Tierney ( who had lived with the Woman, and who has long been suspected as a Footpad, entered the Room. Clarke did not directly recognize him, and begged him for God's Sake to aid and assist him, for he believed he had got a Thief. " Yes, d --- n your Eyes," says cume being near the Stair- Head, they all three tumbled down two Pair of Stairs ; when the came to the Bottom, one got away, but on a Cr of Stop Thief, was presently retaken. This Anecdote does Mr. Clarke Angular Credit, as was a Service of extreme Danger, Doyle ( the Ma who lay on the Bed) having two Pistols charge about him all the Time. Worcester, Dec. 2, 1772. TO BE LETT, A Small handsome Dining- Room, with a Bed- Chamber adjoining, both genteely fur nished- — Enquire of the Printer of this Paper. TO BE SOLD, At the Red Lion Inn, in Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, on Tuesday the 15 th of December Instant, A Grey Stone Horse, late the Property of Mr. James Woolley, of Bromsgrove, Hop Merchant. Conditions of the Sale may be had at the said Red Lion Inn, by Ten o'Clock. in the Morning on the said 15th of December. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, . On Friday the 1st of January next, at the George Inn in Droitwich, between the Hours of Two and Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, FIFTY TREES, mostly Elm, near the Town of Droitwich aforesaid, belonging to Mr. Hall at Hanbury. TO BE LETT, And entered upon at Michaelmas next, ALL that antient and well- accustom'd. Inn, known by the Name or Sign of the sur and Lyon, situate and being at Upton upon Severn, in the County of Worcester, upon the main Road leading from Chester to Bristol and Bath, and nov in the Tenure and Occupation of Mr. Frans Rawlings, as Tenant thereof. , N. B. The above- mentioned Premisses, with the Stabling and other Out- Buildings, are in exceeding good Repair; and great Encouragement will be given to a good Tenant. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Joseph Bay- lis, Surgeon, the Proprietor of the said Premisses ; or to Mr. William Symonds, at Upton upon Severn aforesaid. Norbury, Dec. 4, 1772. TO BE LETT, NORBURY- HALL FARM, situate upon the Turnpike Road leading from Salop to to Bishop's Castle, four Miles from the latter, and. sixteen from Salop; being a capital Mansion House, all the Out- Buildings entirely new and most conve nient, with about 400 Acres of inclosed Arable, Pasture, and Meadow Land. N. B. The greatest Part of the Meadow may be watered at Pleasure, a rich Brook running through the Middle of the Estate; and a large Lime- Work on the Lordship, where the Tenant may burn any Quantity for the Use of the Farm— For further Par ticulars enquire of Mr. Atherton, at Norbury. Muslin, Lace, Gauze, Hat and Cloak WAREHOUSE. MR. Chawner begs to inform his Customers, that he. opened his Warehouses on Monday, the 16th of November last, in the Tything, Worcester, as usual, with a large Assort- ment of the following Goods, viz. Several Thou- sand Yards of Black, Blond, and Mignionet Laces a a very large Quantity of Thread Edgings, from 3d. to 18d. per Yard ; 500 Pieces of plain, striped, and worked Muslins; 100 Pieces of bordered Muslins ; Handkerchiefs from 22d. to 4s. 5o Doz. of covered Silk and Sattin Hats, from 2s. to 3s. a- piece ; 500 Pieces of plain, striped, and figured Ribbons ; and. Assortment of black Silk and Sattin Cloaks, and Fur Trimmings for ditto, from 6d. to 18d. per Yard; 200 Pieces of plain, striped, and figured Gauzes, from 16d. to 2s. 6d. per Yard; 300 Pieces of plain and figured Sattins, from 2s. 8d. to 6s. 200 Pieces of Half Ell Persian, from 16d. to 2od. all Colours; upwards of 5o Pieces of printed Lawn Handkerchiefs for the Pocket, from 14d. to 2s. 3oo Pair of worked Ruffles, Aprons, and Handkerchiefs, from 9s. to 50s. a large Quantity of Remnants of white and coloured Sattins for Gowns ; a large Quantity of Silk, Sattin, Stuffs, and Russet quilted Coats, and Manchester Quiltings.— N. B. The above Goods will be sold on very low Terms; and Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers, and Families that take a Piece or Half a Piece of Muslin. The Sale will continue no longer than till the 24th Instant. ESSENCE of WATER - DOCK , For the SCURVY. IF there be any yet afflicted with this Disorders who have not tried the Water Dock, whether from In- attention, or from the supposed Discredit of advertised Me- dicines ( though when the Author is known, and capable, that ought to cease) it may be proper to remind them that this is the Season for a perfect Cure. The Certainty of Effects, even in the most confirmed Cases, are sufficiently known, from those of Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Game, Sir Roger Twynsden, and many more, and its Innocence is such, that Infants take it in a proper Dose. There are many other Persons of Distinction, in whose Faces the good Effects of this Medicine may be seen ; though it were ill to revive the Me- mory of a past Disorder, by mentioning their Names: This may be said wish Truth and Safety, None need fear I Cure from it because' they have taken other Things in vain. Sold by H. BERROW, Printer, in Worcester, whom I have appointed my Agent for the Sale of my Medicines in Worcester, and Placet adjacent; and all Persons desirous of vending them may he supplied by him on advantageous Terms. Arlington- street, London, Oct 17, 1766. J. HILL 1. ELIXIR of BARDANA, for the Gout and Rheumatism. This re- establishes the Health after the Fits of the Gout, shortens such as follow, and cases the Pain. For the Rheumatism it is a certain Cure; and she Disease never returns. 2. PECTORAL BALSAM of HONEY, for Colds, Coughs, and Asthmas. A common Cold is often cured, and all the bad Consequences prevented by a single Dose. These Complaints are so common, that no Family should be without the Medicines. 3. TINCTURE of SPLEEN- WORT, the new- invented Medicine for Hypochondriacal Disorder. 4. TINCTURE of VALERIAN, for Disorders of the Nerves, Faintness, Head- achs, and all Kinds of Fits. 5. TINCTURE of SAGE, to lengthen Life and keep off the Decays of Age; as Tremblings, Deafness, and all other the Weaknesses of an advanced Life. 6 TINCTURE of CENTAURY, a Sto- machic Bitter, that gives a healthy Appetite and found Di- gestion: A certain Cure for all Weaknesses and Disorder of the Stomach. All these are pleasant, innocent, and efficacious Medi- cines ; discovered by the Author, in the Course of his Study of Plants; and are so safe that infants , may take any of them in a By ORDER of the MAYOR and JUSTICES, ALL Persons within this City, that sell by Weight or Measure, are required to bring their several Weights and Measures to the Guild- Hall On Monday the 14th Day of December next,, by Ten o'Clock in the Morning; where At- tendance will be given to examine and seal the same as the Law directs. AT the Theatre in Worcester, on Saturday Evening the 12th Instant, will be presented, THE BEGGARS OPERA, With the Characters reversed. Captain Mackeath, Mrs. Johnson; Lockit, Mrs. Butcher ; Mat o' th' Mint, Mrs. Hatton ; Crook- Finger Jack, Miss Smith; Nimming Ned, Mrs. Downing; Ben Budge, Mrs. West; Filch, Mrs. Hatton; and Mr. Peachum, Mrs. Brett. Polly Peachum, Mr. Brett; Mrs. Peachum, Mr. Holcroft; Molly Brazen, Mr. Kemble ; Sukey Tawdry, Mr. Johnson ; Jenny Diver, Mr. Hinde ; Mrs. Slam- mekin, Mr. Hatton; Mrs. Vixen, Mr. Smith; Mrs. Coaxer, Mr. Holland ; Diana Trapes, Mr, Downing ; and Lucy Lockit, Mr. West. With a FARCE that will be expressed in the Bills. Days of Playing are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. WANTED immediately, a Journey- man who understands BAKING and MALT- ING; who, if a sober, careful Man, may hear of constant Employ, by applying to the Printer of this Paper. N. B. An Apprentice is likewise wanting in the said Business. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, In Two Lots, On Tuesday the 29th Day of December Instant, at the George Inn in Bewdley, in the County of Worcester, between the Hours of Two and Five, subject to the Conditions to be produced, the following ESTATES, late of Samuel Weaver, deceased; LOT I. A Messuage or Tenement, situate and being in the Upper- Street, in Bewdley aforesaid, late in the Possession of Samuel Weaver, deceased; together with three small Tene- ments behind and adjoining to the first mentioned Premisses ; of the yearly Value together of 8l. LOT 2. A Messuage or Tenement, and two Pieces of Meadow or Pasture Land thereto adjoin- ing, situate upon Wyer Hill near Bewdley aforesaid, called Radford's, containing four Acres or there- abouts, now in the Possession of Mr. Cartwright, Grocer, as Under- tenant to Mrs. Malpas, who holds the same under a Lease thereof, granted for the Term of 21 Years, commencing from Candlemas 1758, at the yearly Rent of Eight Pounds: The Lessee obliged to keep and leave the Buildings in Repair, and the Premisses will be worth consideraly More at the Expiration of the Lease. " The said Estates are Copyhold of Inheritance, held of the Manor of Bewdley, at the several yearly Rents of One Shilling, and 2s. 8d. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Harding, in Bewdley, who Will shew the Estates; or of Mr. White, Attorney, in Kidderminster. THURSDAY'S POST. ( By EXPRESS from LONDON.) LONDON, Tuesday, Dec. 8. YESTERDAY the House of Commons agreed to the Report of the Bill for allowing the free Importation of Tallow. Hog's Lard, and Grease, for a limitted Time, and it was ordered to be en- grossed Yesterday, after the Business of the Day was gone through, and Mr. Cooper sent to the Lords with the Irish Provision Bill, the House of Commons waited a considera- ble Time for Lord North. The Business that was expected to have come on was something relative to the Army ; however, Lord North arrived about a Quarter after Three, and his Presence soon proved that there was but one Part of the House in the Secret of what was intended to be trans- acted ; for his Lordship had scarcely taken his Station before Mr. Alderman Harley delivered a Report from the Secret Committe in at the Table, which was immediately read by the Clerk. This Report contained a Kind of historical Relation of the different Steps that had been taken at the India- House for the Purpose of appointing a su- perintending Commission and Supervision for the Management of the Company's Affairs at the three Presidencies of Bengal, Fort St. George, and Bombay, commencing the 29th of July last, and ending the 4th Instant, with some Remarks, of no great Consequence, made thereon by the Committee. Immediately after the Report was read, Mr. Alderman Harley made a Motion for bringing in a Bill to suspend the Execution of the said Commission for a Time to be limitted. This produced one of the warmest Debates that has happened during either this or the preceding Session. The Advocates for the Motion supported it principally on the following Grounds : That the certain Expence which would be incurred by such a Measure would, atleast, be 120,000l. which in the present distressed State of the Company, might produce the most dangerous and even fatal Consequences; that the Company still persisting to give the finishing Hand to the Commission, at a Time when they knew Parliament were taking the requisite Measures to put their Affairs on a respectable and flourishing Footing, made the present Interposition highly, nay even absolutely necessary, and that any Promise, either made se- parately or collectively from the Court of Di rectors, or from the Individuals that compose it, that the Commission should be voluntarily sus- pended, was, by no Means, binding on the Pro- prietors, who had confessedly the sole Power of Controul in the last Instance. On the other Side it was contended, that the Suspension of a Right, and its total Annihilation, differed in Reality very little; that the Expence of the intended Commission could never essentially ot materially were to be paid their several Stipends, or Salaried, out of the Saving ; that as it was confessed on the other Side that the Proprietors alone bad the Power of Appointing, it might be Well presumed that they were the best Judges of what was for their own Interest, and would never consent to incur a ruinous or useless Expence. That the Measure had been adopted after the most full and mature Consideration, and was planned and in- tended to be executed in order to prevent Ruin, not to purchase it; and finally, let the Measure be big with Advantage or Destruction to the Company's Affairs, the Court of Directors were resolved to suspend its Execution till a full and digested Report had been made by the Secret Committee. The principal Speakers in Behalf of the Motion were Mr. Harley, Mr. Jenkinson, Mr. Dyson, Mr. C. Fox, Mr. Solicitor- General, Lord North, Mr. Prescott, and Mr. Cooper. Against it, Mr. Demster, Mr. Hussey, Mr. Pultney, Mr. Rhomboid, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Dowdeswell, Lord Clive, Mr. Burke, Mr. Boul- ton, and Governor Johnstone. A few Minutes before Seven the Question was called for, and the House divided : Ayes 114, Noes 45. Yesterday there was a general Meeting of the Proprietors of East India Stock, at their House in Leadenhall- Street, as by an Adjournment on Friday last, for the Purpose of balloting for the following Question ; " That this Court doth approve of the Peti- tion proposed to be presented to the Honourable the House of Commons. The ballotting, began at 11 o'Clock and ended at Six, when there appeared, Against the Ques- tion 137, For it 107. It is imagined, by the secret Method taken of enquiring into the State and Condition of the East India Company's Affairs, and of the Mis- conduct and Peculation of their Servants in Asia, that no Persons, who shall be found guilty of any Crimes, howsoever great they may be, will be brought to public Justice; but that such Asiatic Plunderers will be privately squeezed out of a con- siderable Part of their ill- gotten Plunder, to be applied to secret ministerial Purposes. On Sunday last a Messenger from his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester made a formal Declaration at Court of the Pregnancy of her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester. A Dutch Vessel named the Yufrow Catherina, is just arrived at Dingle, from St. Eustatia to Campveer, the Master of which reports, that on the 19th of September last, an Engagement hap- pened between the King's Forces in the Island of St. Vincent ( commanded by the Governor) and the rebellious Charibbees, which lasted above three Hours. A great Slaughter of the Indians ensued, and many more wounded. After the Battle the Savages retreated to the Mountains with such Precipitation, as to leave their wounded and dying Men on the Field, contrary to their Custom. The Captain adds, that this daring Insurrection against the English Government in St. Vincent's, is regarded by the Inhabitants of the other Charibbee Islands, in a very serious Light, and that they are taking the most proper Precautions to prevent the like Consequences. Advice is received that the Plague is broke out at Jassy, and that it makes great Havock amongst the Inhabitants, having carried off between two and three Thousand of the People. It is ima- gined it was brought thither in some Goods sent from Kaminieck, which were not aired before they were exposed to Sale. Extract of a Letter front the Hague, Dec. I. " We learn from Hamburgh that the French Court has lately remitted large Sams of Money to Stockholm, being determined to support the Swedes to the utmost in Case they should be at- tacked by the Danes, as there is Reason to ap- prehend." Extract of a Letter from Oxford. " The following Formulary was transmitted by a Majority of the Oxford Heads to Lord North for his Approbation, as a Substitute for Subscrip- tion to the thirty- nine Articles in the Case of Matriculation. " I profess I am a Son of the Church of Eng- land, and that I do not dissent from the Religion which is established by the Laws of this Realm : Also I engage to conform to the Worship and Li- turgy of the Church of England, nor will be present at any unlawful Conventicles while I re- main in this University. Also I will submit my- self to be instructed by my Tutots in the Rudi- ments of the English Church." Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Dec. 6. " On Wednesday Night last as Mrs. Lewis, who keeps a Public- House, the Sign of the Bat- tle of Minden, at Hilsea, near Portsmouth, was going to Bed, she discovered the Feet of a Man under the Bed; one of her Children cried for Beer, which proved a very lucky Circumstance for her: Alarmed as it must be supposed she was, she had the Presence of Mind to pretend not to take any Notice of what she saw, but fondly de- fired the Child to lie still and she would draw her some Beer: she immediately went down Stairs, slipped out of Doors, went over to a Farm- House opposite, and after alarming them, acquainted them with the Circumstance. The Farmer and three of his Men arming themselves, went over with her, and found a Man under the Bed with a Razor open in his Hand ; they presently secured him, and the next Morning carried him before a Justice of Peace, who committed him to Win- chester Goal. Thus providentially did this Wo- man and three innocent Children escape all being murdered. What is remarkable is, that this Wo- man's Husband was shot about five Years ago, two Miles from Portsmouth, as he was going Home, by one Williams, who was executed for the Murder, and is now hanging in Chains on South- Sea Common." Promoted.] The Rev. Dr. Dodd, to the Living of Chalgrove, in Bedfordshire. Married.] At Bilsley, in Gloucestershire, Mr. Drake, Mercer and Grocer, to Miss Crissold, of the same Place.--- At Hatherop, in Gloucestershire, Mr. Harris, Maltster, to Miss Johanna Blizard, of Coats near Cirencester— Francis Riner, Esq; of Mile Died] Mr. Alder, Attorney, in Cursitor- Street--- In Charterhouse- Square, the Rev. Dr. Burdett, Prebendary of St. Peter's, Westminster, and Rector Of Guildford, in Surry.— In James- Street, West- minster, Dr. Martin Lisle, a Physician.— At Hack- ney, Edward Townsend, Esq. Bank Stock, 145. India ditto, 170 1- 4th. South Sea ditto, —. Ditto Old Annuities, 86 1- half a 5- 8ths. New Annuities —. Three per Cent. Bank reduced, 87 1- half a 5- 8ths. Three per Cent. Consol. 88 3- 8ths a I- half. Three percent. 1726, —. Ditto 1751,—. Ditto India Ann. 81 5- 8ths a 3- 4ths. Three 1 half per Cent, ditto, 1758, —. Four per Cent. Cons. 1762, 9Z 3- 4ths a 7- 8ths. India Bonds, is. Navy and Victualling Bills, 2s. Three per Cent. Exchequer Bills, —. Long Annuities, 26 1 - 4th. Lottery Tickets, 17I. 10s. PRIZES drawn in the STATE LOTTERY since those mentioned in our last Paper. Wednesday, No. 50,066, 1o, o0ol. No. 26,217, 2000I. No. 59,611, 53,827, 12,731,49.908, 50,789, 28,138, 100I. each. No. 32,163, 30,351, 20,143, 57,023, 12,084, 4868, 37,462 29,339, 53,778, 33,737, 51,073, 24,435, 25,517, 45,499, 50l. each. Thursday, No. 11,413, 50001. No. 57,828, 57,541, 500L. each. No. 9081, 6222, 47,824, 100I. each. No. 17,001, 37.214. 51.072, 34.136. 34.564, 39,361, 4795. 34,164, 39,293. 13.268, 50I. each. Friday, No. 17,789, 500l. No. 54,804, 16,136, 25,851, 1ool. each. No. 8164, 1583,4044,54,213, 53,386, 19,807, 3796, 50I. each. Saturday, No. 1400, 10,0ool. No. 16,945, 1000I. No. 34,261, 500I. No. 26,088, 23,116, 37,314, 10,734, 19,832 , 19,035, 100l. each. No. 23,155, 4974, 22,191. 51,294, 41,413, 58,592, 37,739, 3761. 31,861, 25,404, 29,266, 32,784, 8940, 50I. each. Yesterday, No. 31,646, 500L. No. 59,004, 21,067, 41,970. 1ool. each. No. 34,169, 46,331, 26,185, 43.776, 5ol. each. This Day, No. 19,476, 1o0ol. No. 43,184, 500I. No. 6156, 31,135, 39,195, 13,221, 55,776, 9939, 100I. each. No. 47,740. 46.871, 16,549, 45,534, 45,671, 46,325, 27,116, 57,842, 31,802, 29,993, 50I. each. It is said the Prize of 1o, oool. drawn on Wed- nesday, is the Property of Mr. Fernandez, Mer- chant, in Devonshire- Square. No. 1400, drawn a Prize of 1o, oool. belongs to a Club of twenty- one Members, at the King and Queen's Head in Barnaby- Street, Southwark, one of whom, a Clerk at Guildhall, was setting down the Numbers at the Time the Prize was drawn. BANKRUPTS required to surrender. Herman Meyer and Christian Meyer, of Mincing- Lane, Merchants, Dec. 12, 19, Jan. 16, at Guild- hall.— Robert Dewley, of Coldbath Fields, Corn- chandler, Dec. 12, 19, Jan. 16, at Guildhall.-— Wm. Carlos, of Drury- Lane, Tobacconist, Dec. 11, 22, Jan. 16, at Guildhall. — John Halstone, of Whit- ham in Essex, Innholder, Dec. 12, 22, Jan. 16, at Guildhall.— Ralph Glover, of St. George, Middle- sex, Watch- maker, Dec. 9, 18, Jan. 16, at Guild- hall.— James Fraser, of the Parish aforesaid, Ma- riner, Dec. 9, 18, Jan. 16, at Guildhall.— Joseph Fowle, of Bristol, Money- Scrivener, Dec. 10, 21, Jan. 19, at the White Hart, in Broad- Street, Bristol. — Edward Grumley, of Bristol, Vintner, Dec. 14, 17, Jan. 19, at the Nag's Head Tavern in Wine- Street. — William Somerton, of Bristol, Cheese- monger, Dec. 23, 24, Jan. 19, at the Bush Tavern in Corn- Street, Bristol. DIVIDENDS to be made to Creditors. Jan. 1 » . Lewis Mendes, of Crutched Friars, Mer- chant, at Guildhall.— Jan. 9. John Kempster, of Edge ware, Middlesex, Carrier, at Guildhall. - - Jan. 9. John Cannon, of Dover in Kent, Woollen- Draper, at Guildhall.— Dec. 30. Wm. Martin and John Twycross, of Coleman - Street, Hosiers, at Guildhall— Dec. 31. Isaac Hunt, of the Out Parish of St. James, in the County of Gloucester, Meal- man, at the Bush Tavern in Bristol.— Jan. 4. Francis Hurdd, of Birmingham, Factor, Dealer, and Chap- man, at the House of Sarah Aston, Innholder, in the Cherry Orchard, Birmingham.-- Jan. 19. Stephen Haines, of Bristol, Butcher, at the Three Tuns Ta- vern in Bristol. Intelligence from our Correspondents in London, dated Wednesday, December 9. NOtwithstanding the high Hand with which Administration are expected to carry all their Measures relative to the India Company, and the Victory that will certainly ensue, yet they look for an uncommonly strong Opposition to be made to them after the Holidays. The best Speakers in the House, to a Man, will be against them : — Burke, with his Declamation ; Dowdeswell, with his Argument; Johnstone, with his Knowledge of India Affairs, & c. & c. For this Reason the Ministry are now straining every Effort in their Power to reinforce their Party. Upon the Debate on Monday respecting the Bill for restraining the East India Company from sending out Supervisors, Mr. Burke said, " It was a Bill to suspend the Law of the Land ; and we are, after distressing the Company, about to rob them of their Charter, and overthrow their Con- stitution. in the Year 1767 Administration plun- dered the Company of 400,000l. and this I assert to have occasioned their present Distress. If we suffer this Bill to pass, we shall, in Fact, become the East India Company; and you, Sir, will be seated in that Chair with a little Hammer, by an Inch of Candle. The Treasury Bench will be the Buyers, and on this Side we shall be the Sel- lers. The Senate will become an Auction Room and the Speaker an Auctioneer! Shame upon such Proceedings ! Here is an End to Confidence and public Faith: Public Faith! alas ! that has long been given up ; that has not been attended to for some Years." The late Distresses in the West Indies have ruined all the Inhabitants of those unhappy Islands, and will ruin many here. The Trade to these Places is thrown into universal Confusion. and Credit has received a very dangerous Blow These Misfortunes, joined to the late mercantile Distresses in this Metropolis, are expected to open a Scene of Ruin here before the End of the pre sent Year. It is much to be apprehended, from the great Distresses of the West India Islands, occasioned by the late dreadful Hurricane, that all the super fluous American Flour, & c. will be taken off al most at any Price; so that little or no Relief can be expected from that Quarter, by the Act just Price of CORN per Quarter, at Lon. Wheat 47s. to 55s. Pease 50s. to 52s. Oats 17s. to 21s. Beans 30s. to 35s Barley 28s. to 32s. 6d. Finest Flour 44s. Rye 32s. to 33s. Hog Pease 38s. WORCESTER, Thursday, December At our Market, last Saturday, 582 Pool Hops were sold, and the different Price 41.- 41. 15s.— and 5l. 5s. per Hundred. There is now in the Possession of Mr. Lingham, in High- Street, in this City, a most amazing Size; it measuring rou Body eight Feet and one Inch, sixty- three round the Neck, is nine Feet four Inche twenty- seven Inches round the Fore Leg, eleven Hands and three Inches high, thou markably short legg'd ; and notwithstand is only two Years old, and not near fat, posed, by good Judges, to be almost nine dred Weight, yet is perfectly stout, and active.— We are assured that seventeen have been refused for this extraordinary Cre Last Sunday Evening Mrs. Clymer, under mitment on Suspicion of' Shop- listing, Means, by a Change of Apparel, to escape our City Goal, but bring immediately put was soon retaken, and brought back to his Lodgings, but was so A- la- mode in her Dres she was scarcely known by the Family of Return. Last Saturday Evening a Man found Me get into a Stable at the back Part of the of Mr. Turner, Wine- Merchant, in New Street, but being discovered, he hastened and got clear off. His Intention, no Doubt, I conceal himself till the Family were at Rest then to have let in some of his Confederate order to rob the Dwelling- House. Last Week one John Brazier was brough our City Goal, on Suspicion of stealing Pieces of Gold Coin, to the Value of be four and five Pounds, out of the Breeches P of Mr. Moore, Clerk to Mr. Thomas Farle this City.—— Mr. Moore's Breeches were from his Bedside while he was asleep, in the of which was a Watch ; but while the Thie hurrying off with his Prize, the Watch dro out of the Fob, and was found the next Mo in the Passage of the House. On Tuesday last one James Evans, a Wo man, was committed to our County Goal, charged with stealing a Piece of white Jean, main taining twenty Yards, and a Dozen and a of London Quality, out of a Vessel at Wrib hall, near Bewdley, the Property of Mr. A York, of Wribbenhall. Yesterday died, at his Lodgings in this the Reverend Dr. Jones, Vicar of Pershor this County, Lecturer of Monmouth, and of Langibby in that County ; he was Broth William Jones, Esq; of Nass, in the Coun Glocester. - A Gentleman universally resp and beloved by all that had the Happiness of Acquaintance ; He was a tender Husband, cere Friend, and a Father to the Poor; in a W he was a good Christian, and a learned and thodox Divine. Last Week the Rev. Charles Warnford, C B. D. was instituted to the Vicarage of Quein in the County and Diocese of Worcester, to W he was presented by the Dean and Chapter of Cathedral Church of Worcester. Tuesday Morning last a Fire broke out in upper Part of the House called the Saracen's in Bewdley, which greatly alarmed the Neigh bourhood, but was happily extinguished before did any other Injury than greatly damaging Roof. The Landlord of the House it seems ries on the Business of a Cork- Cutter, and w his Men were gone to Breakfast, the above. A dent happened, by some Fire falling among Cork Shavings. Last Monday Morning, about Five o'Clock young Woman, on Horseback, was stopped Little Hereford Bridge, on the Turnpike between Tenbury and Ludlow, by a Fellow was loitering in the Road, who put a Pistol to Breast, and threatened to shoot her if she did instantly deliver her Money ; but on telling she was only a Servant Girl, and had but a Shillings in her Pocket, which she would him, he gave her a hearty Curse, and suffered to proceed to Ludlow without further Mole tion. But about an Hour afterwards the Fellow stopped one Mr. Reynolds, a Farmer, the same Place, and after seizing bis Ho Bridle, presented a Pistol, and demanded Money; on which Mr. Reynolds cried What's the Fellow a Fool? and endeavour disengage himself from him ; upon this Fellow instantly shot him in the Face, and terribly mangled it, that the Farmer was depr of his Sight. The Fellow then made off, Mr. Reynolds, with great Difficulty, rode to Turnpike House, not far from the Spot, wh Assistance was procured, and he is now under Care of a Surgeon, who is at present double whether he will ever recover his Sight. Last Week, a Breeches- maker of Bromsgroove was thrown from his Horse, and killed, on Road between that Town and Feckenham. supposed he was dragged in the Stirrup near the Miles, his Hat and a Piece of Money be found at that Distance from the Place where Body was taken up. The Assize of Bread, at set by the Right Worship the Mayor and Justices, on Monday last, and commence the Day, Whraten Houshold lb. oz. dr. lb. Oz. Penny Loaf to weigh 0 8 3 0 10 Two- penny Loaf I o 6 I 5 Three- penny Loaf I 8 8 2 o Six- penny Loaf 3 1 I 4 o Twelve- penny Loaf 6 2 2 8 o Eighteen- penny Loaf 9 3 3 12 o The Halfpenny Batch Cake not to weigh than 4 Ounces I Dram; and the Penny Ba Cake not less than & Ounces and 3 Drams. To SIR, the PRINTER . Born in London, where the Cries, Ballads; & c. & c. ( all which contribute towards some None in the World) gave me, I sup Strong Propensity to Music. I could walk solus , I could play solus on by Whistle, Having made myself Master of isa Instrument, an Accident furnished me sh Master for the Exercise of my Talents. with Matches cried at our Door ( in a me- Recitative Come my fine Merches, came of me, & c. sooner heard this than I felt in my Throat Disposition to sing; accordingly I set my Pipe at Work directly, and as the Sucker of is very ductile, in two Days I produced exactly like those of the Dealer in Matches. ent Music and Mimickry Hand in Hand, Jesse Small- Coal, the Vocal Shell, and Fine sand, I constantly imitated : Indeed, had you the, you would have imagined I had swal- ur House- Cat ( for spared nothing) so na- did I take her off. The common Flute suc- the Whistle, this blew the Way for the Ger- ute. I stopped not there, the Hautboy set both aside; but alas! the melodious Tones of outboy irritated my Father's delicate Nerves that he could not contain his Urine for son.-- As I had no Desire to throw into a Dia- I never touched the Hautboy after. ig carried to the Play, I for the first Time saw of Music; I no sooner heard and surveyed ferent Instruments, than I wished in my Soul play upon them all, and all at once. Play was King Richard III. where Mr. Gar- affected me so strongly, that when I came Home ed the Tyrant, A Kingdom for a Horse!--- to our Family Kingdom from my incessant Raving, use was brought directly, and in our Kitchen I an Airing when I pleased ; but Music-- the that has not Music in his Soul is — but trust Mr. Printer, I am fit for neither Treasons, agerns,. nor Spoils.— e Violin came next to Hand, and then began Vexation. In my first Essays, notwithstanding Mains I took, thole who listened to my Perform- wished me any where but in their Hearing, less are the Mortifications a musical Man is Act to ! A young Lady the other Day seeing my in, desired me to play her a Tune upon the accordingly I fiddled her Corelli's 9th Solo, le Conclusion of which ( though she kept talk- all the while) she told me she liked the Noise much. I am always playing on some Instrument or an ill- natured Fellow ( though he knows I in Peace and Harmony) said I was always in lord ; but he is unacquainted with sweet Sounds, will doubtless make his Exit in a Cord. assure you every Thing in my House is quite cal; my Gridirons have the Twang of Harps, shovels the Ring of Bells, my Pewter Plates d A, and my Glasses are perfectly musical.—. German Flute is fixed in my Walking- Cane, I call my musical Supporter ; my Garden- Rails present a standing Sticcado, where, with a Broom- I amuse and relax myself. have met with some trifling Accidents in my Acal Pursuits. Going into a China Shop to buy e Cups and Saucers, I no sooner cast my Eyes a fine China Punch- Bowl, than I resolved to and it. Accordingly talking a Silver Call out of Pocket. I blew ( in order to make an Unison) I such Exertion, that the Bowl split in twain by e Vibration Oh, wonderful Power of Music ! Having paid Two Guineas for this Proof of my lities carried it Home, and joined it with d; but though it will hold Punch very well, the he is quite lost. There is nothing like something — About a Month ago, at my Grocer's, I hap- ped to strike my Skull against an empty Sugar k ; finding my Head and the Hogshead perfectly nison, I purchased it directly, and converted it in a musical Instrument. laid down a Scale for the Key, then sawing off t of the Staves for Flats and Sharps, I placed it a Stool contrived for the Purpose. As I love to every Thing in Character, I dressed myself in the bit of a Cooper; I first thought of getting into but recollecting that I must turn round on my In Axis, if I played within- side, I changed my tem of Execution, and beat a Tattoo on the utside. But while I walked this Circle of Amusement, with great Satisfaction to myself, I found I dif- bed my Family: I then, by particular Desire, re- soved this sweet Piece of Music into my Barn ; as was threshing out Felton's Gavot with the Varia- ons, the Cask sell into Pieces ; I perceived my Er- r, and when it was repaired, resolved to play only alm Tunes 0n it, reflecting that this new Instru- ment was composed entirely of Staves. Next Week I shall have a full Concert; besides common Instruments, I shall cover our Warming an with Parchment, as an Apology for a Kettle- rum; a large Funnel in my Possession, with the seed of a Hautboy fixed at the End, and some oles bored in the Neck, will make an occasional rumpet; my Harp of AEolus, which I made out an old Clock Case, will, if there is any Wind, plige us with a Thrill. I have a Number of Pitch- Pipes by me, and for the Amusement of thole Friends who cannot play intend to fix them in my Coal- Box, which, with a air of Bellows, and the Winch of a Jack, will ake a Hand Organ; then, you know, they may ind a Solo at Pleasure. My Dog Sancho it of a seeling Nature, he never rears our Concerts but he gives gratis a canine Can- ta of his own Composition. As he can walk perpendicular on his hind Legs, intend teaching him to dance a Cotillion. If I succeed in this, I shall not despair of having Puppies enough of his Breed to make up a Country Dance. I am, Sir, your humble Servant, A MUSICAL ODDITY. THE Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against Robert Cowcher, now or late of the City of Glou- cester. Cutler, intend to meet 011 the 24th Day of December Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, it the House of William Martin, known by the Name of the Swan Inn, in Tewkesbury, in the said . County of Gloucester, in order to make a final Dividend of the said Bankrupt's Filiate and Effects; Then and where the Creditors who have not already roved their Debts are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the Benefit of the said Dividend. And all Persons who have made any Claims, are to come and prove the lame, or they will be disallowed. To be LETT, together or separate, And entered upon at Candleman next, TWO Farms, one called Pembridge Castle Farm, consisting of two hundred and sixty Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture; and the other called the Mill Farm, of about fifty five Acres, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture, with a Snuff Mils convertible into a Water Grist Mill, thereon: in the Parishes of Welsh Newton and Garway, in the County of Hereford; within four Miles of Mon- mouth, seven of Ross, and twelve of Hereford, and otherwise well situate. The Buildings in good Re- pair, and the Advance now proposed of the Rent, above what the Premisses were lett at in 1686, will be moderate, and no Advance thereof has been made or proposed since that Time. Enquire of Mr. Halfpenny, Attorney, at Mon- mouth, who will receive Proposals; of Mr. Towneley, at Corney House, Chiswick, near London, where Surveys of the above Farms may be seen. GLASS' s Magnesia, APPROVED and recommended by the most eminent of the Facility, and given with good Effect to His Royal Highness: the Prince of WALES, and the younger Princes, is sold, as usual, at his House in Oxford, in Guinea, Half- Guinea, and Six Shilling Boxes, with Directions for taking it inclosed. This Preparation, which for Purity and Goodness far exceeds every other, is well known to be the most powerful Corrector of Acid in the Stomach and Bowels; and is therefore particularly efficacious in Childrens Disorders, and may be safely given to them in their earliest Infancy. It is equally ser- viceable to Persons of more advanced Years, of de- licate Constitutions, and to those whose Powers of Digestion are naturally weak or impaired, as it cor- rects that Acidity arising from Indigestion, which is the Foundation of most chronical Complaints. The Heart- burn it instantly cures, and is an effectual Remedy for habitual Costiveness. It is also the most gentle Purgative yet discovered, operates with- out Sickness or Griping, require » no Confinement, or Regimen of Diet, and is entirely without Smell or Taste. It is also appointed to be sold in London, by W. Davis, Bookseller, in Piccadilly ; W. Nicoll, in St. Paul's Church- Yard ( with good Allowance to sell again;) and by Mr. Berrow, Worcester; Mr. Moody, Birmingham; Mr. Raikes, Gloucester; Mr. Eddowes, Salop; Mr. Hazlewood, Bridgnorth ; Mr. Jobson, Coventry; and by a Dealer in most of the principal Towns in England. Where may be bad, An ESSAY on the Nature and Virtues of this Medicine. Price 1s. A NEW MAGAZINE. This Day is published, Illustrated and embellished - with tun elegant Copper- Plates, designed on Purpose for this Work, Number II. Price Sixpence, of THE MACARONI and THEATRICAL MAGAZINE : Containing, amongst a great Variety of original,- entertaining, and Interesting Articles, the following, viz. 1. Genuine Memoirs of Lord B , or the Noble Gambler, with a fine Portrait, whole Length, ele- gantly engraved, and esteemed a very striking Like- ness. 2. A Country. Lady's Journal in the Days of Queen Elizabeth contrasted with one of the pre- sent Year. 3. A Letter; written by Sir G W n, K. B. to hit Father- in- Law, Sir C—- 1 B p, the Morning after Lady W n, re- turned Home, after being nonsuited in Doctor's Commons, on soliticing a separate Maintenance. 4. The ridiculous Distress of a Spanish Cavalier, 5. The Trial of Evan Maurice for Forgery. 6. The State of the Fashions for November. 7. Extract from the Irish Widow, with an elegant Copper- Plate, re- presenting Mrs. Barry and Mr. Parsons in the Duel Scene, in the above Farce. 8. How far Players do or do not come under the Description of Vagabonds. 9. An Account of the revived Comedy of the Gamesters. 10. Strictures on the revived Tragedy of Henry the Eighth. 11. An Account of the Dra- matic Poem of Elfrida, with the Fable. 12. The Plague of a Loving Wife. 13. The Advantages of Card- playing in private Families. 14. An Account of the new Performers at both Theatres. With a great Variety of original Anecdotes, Bon Mots, and humourous Pieces, containing near 40 Articles. London, printed for J. Williams, at No. 39, next the Mitre Tavern, Fleet Street, and sold by all Booksellers and News Carriers. To Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, Golden- Square. SIR, ABOUT two Tears and a Half I was seized with a violent Hoarseness and Shortness of Breath. I sent for a Physician, who ordered me to be bled: I also took a great many Medicines, beet grew worse instead of better. My Head ached so violently, that it prevented my getting any Rest ; my Face and Head broke out in large Blotches, which spread so much that I was in daily Fear of losing of Eye sight. The Humour which discharged from my Face was so very offensive, that I could hardly bear it myself; but, by the Use of your Maredant's Drops, 1 am effectually cured. Any Person doubtful if this, may be convinced of the Truth, by calling on Mrs. Copsen, at Brompton; or by enquiring of Mr. Orton Coal- Merchant, in Whitcomb- Street, near Leicester- Fields, I am, with great Respect, Sir, Brompton, Tour most humble Servant, October 3o, 1772. MARY COPSON. Any Person still doubtful of the Efficacy of this Medicine, may ( by applying to Mr, NoRTON. Surgeon, the West Side of Golden- square, near Piccadilly, tendon, the only Author and Proprietor, where these Drops are sold in Bottles of Six Shillings each) be fully continued of their food Effect, by being referred to many People of Credit, who have been cured of the Leprosy, Scurvy, Ulcers, the Evil, Fistulas, Piles, long continued Inflammations of the Eyes, and every other Disorder arising from a Foulness in the Blood. They may betaken in any Season, without the lead Inconvenience or Hindrance of Business. They also perfect Digestion, and amazingly create an Appetite. Greenough's Tincture for the Teeth and Gums 1s. N. B. These Drops are in situate Bottles, with the following Inscription on them, viz. John Norton, only Proprietor ang Author of Maredant's Dropt, N. B. None are genuine but what are signed by JOHN NORTON, in his own Hand- writing ; who hath appointed them to be sold by H. BERROW , at his Printing Office, near the Cross, Worcester ; and by Mr. ANDrews, Bookseller, in Evesham. Beware of Counterfeits. Maredant's Drops, so univer. sally known and esteemed, were never sold for left than SIX SHILLINGS the Bottle. Mr. NORTON having lately discovered that his Bot- eles, Bills of Direction, together with his Hand writing, have been counterfeited, in order to impose on the Public a spurious Medicine for his ( Maredant's) Drops, he therefore hopes, for their Heabb's Sake, they will be extremely cautious of whom they buy them. T0 be SOL D by Prince At POWICK AFreehold Cottage and Garden, with, Common Rights, and about eight Acres of Arable Land. For Particulars enquire of Mr. Dalby, at Powick aforesaid. This Day is published, ( Price Tw0 Shillings sewed in Marble Covers) Adorned with a most beautiful Frontispiece, finely en- graved from an original Drawing, by TAYLOR, THE LADIES BEST COMPANION; or, A Golden Treasure for the Fair Sex. Containing the whole Arts of Cookery, Pastry, Confectionary, Potting, Pickling, Preserving, Can- dying, Collaring, Brewing, & c. with plain Instruc- tions for making English Wines from Fruits, Flow- ers, & c. To which is added, The Art of preserving BEAUTY, containing the best and easiest Methods of preparing and making Washes, Essences, and Perfumes, & c. for the Hands, Neck, Face and Hair, in such a Manner as in a great Measure to delay the Ravages of Time on the Fea- tures of the Fair Sex. Likewise Directions for sweetening the Breath, curing the Tooth- Ach, preserving the Teeth and Gums, & c. with many other Articles equally useful to the Fair Sex in general. Here Cooks may learn with wond'rous Ease The longing Appetite to please; The Art of Beauty bow to reach, By skilful Methods, too we teach: The Fair who with our Rules comply. May catch the Heart, and charm the Eye. By Mrs. AMELIA CHAMBERS. To which are added Every LADY her Own and FAMILY'S PHYSICIAN ; consisting of approved physical Receipts for most Dis- orders that grown People and young Children are subject to. Also The FAMILY INSTRUCTOR; containing Direc- tions for cleaning Silks, Lace and Furniture, taking out Spots from Linnen and Cloaths, & c. & c. and great Variety of other Articles too numerous to be inserted in an Advertisement. London, printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear ' s Head, in Pater- noster Row, and sold by all other Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. And may be had of the Printer of this Paper. 0n Tuesday, Nov. 17, was published, With the Almanacks, Price 1s. 8d. neatly bound in Red, BALDWIN'S DAILY JOURNAL; or, The Gentleman's, Merchant's, and Trades- man's Complete Annual Accompt Book, for the Pocket and Desk, for the- Year 1773; Containing ( besides fifty- two double Pages, ruled for Appointments, Memorandums, and Accompts, every Day in the Year) a List of the public Offices, with the Holidays that are kept at each. The At- torney and Solicitor's Term Table. Exact Account of the Days and Hours for buying, selling, and transferring Stock, and receiving Dividends in the same. Complete Lists of all the Bankers in London. Qualifications necessary to a Tradesman. Thoughts on Life Annuities, with Schemes, Tables, and Ob- servations, adapted to the Subject. Two geogra- phical Tables, shewing the present State of the se- veral Counties in England and Wales. Abstracts of the late Bankrupt Act. Act against Forestalling, and for the Relief of insolvent Debtors. Direc- tions for Riding. Complete Lists of each House of Parliament; of Bishops, & c. & c. & c. London, printed ONLY for R. Baldwin, No. 47, Pater- noster Row ; sold by the Printer and Distri- butors of this Journal, and may be had of all the Booksellers in Town and Country. A NEW WORK, Calculated to promote the Knowledge of our Holy Religion, a firm Faith in the Merits of our Blessed REDEEMER, and the Practice of every Christian Virtue. On Saturday, December 19, 1772, will be published, NUMBER I. Price Six- pence, Adorned with a beautiful Frontispiece, the Whole to be completed in twenty- five Numbers ( or I be Overplus given Gratis) every Number to be adorned with a beautiful Copper- Plate more elegantly engraved than any ever given in a Work of this Kind, THE LIFE of our Blessed Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Containing the Genealogy of our Glorious Re- deemer ; his Nativity, Preservation, Circumcision, Baptism, Fasting, Temptation, Ministry, Doctrine, Calling the Apostles, Miracles, Parables, Travels, Transfiguration, Passion, Instruction of the Sacra- ment, Crucifixion, Burial, Resurrection, Ap- pearance, and Ascension. Together with the Lives and Sufferings of his Holy Apostles, Evangelists, and other Primitive Martyrs, who have laid down their Lives in the glorious Cause of Christianity, the Foundation 0n which all our Hopes of eternal Happiness are fixed. To which will be added, A full Defence of Christianity against all the Objections of the Atheists, Deists, and Infidels of the present Age ; who have endeavoured to place Mankind on a Level with the Beasts that perish. By the Rev. JOHN FLEETWOOD, D. D. Author of the History of the Holy Bible. Published by the KING'S AUTHORITY. A List of the beautiful Copper- Plates which will be given in the Course of this Work. The Anunciation. The Nativity of our blessed Sa- viour. The Wife Men's Offering. The Flight into Egypt. The Presentation in the Temple. John bap- tizing Christ. Jesus found amongst the Doctors. Christ walking on the Sea. Christ restoring the Blind to Sight. Christ appearing to Mary. Little Children brought to Christ. Christ at Emmaus. The Passover. Christ's Agonies. Christ going to be crucified. Pilate shewing Christ to the People. The Crucifixion. Christ laid in the Sepulchre. Christ's Resurrection. Christ's Assension. Descent of the Holy Ghost. Death of Saphira. Paul and Barnabas at Lystra. Paul at Athens. The Lame Man healed by Peter and John. London, printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's- Head in Pater- noster- Row, and sold by all other Booksellers and News- carriers in Great Britain and Ireland. In the first Number will be given a promissary Note to deliver the Overplus gratis, if it shall exceed twenty- five Numbers ; and in the last Number a List of such Subscribers as chuse to have their Names inserted, shall be printed and delived gratis. This Day is published, Price one Shilling one, sixpence , the 7th Edition A New TREATISE 00 the VENEREAL DISEASE, Onanism ( or Self- polution) Gleets, Weaknesses, Impotency , & c. & c. In this Work a plain and satisfactory Account is given of Venereal Complaints, from, the slightest Infection to its most morbid State ; describing also the various Disorders that proceed from that destructive and detestable Vice, Self- abuse, or excessive Venery. Written with a View to deter out un- thinking Youth, and others, from destroying their Consti- tutions, and directing Methods of Cure, established by the Success of a long and extensive Practice. The Great BOERHAAVE says. That from an ill- cured Pox, or imprudent Gentry, arise Paint in the Head or Limbs, Gleets, Eruption, Dimness of Sight, Weakness of the whole Frame, Lowness of Spirits, with a Tribe of Nervous Complaints, which generally terminate in a Consumption. By J. H. SMYTH, M. D. Sold by H. Berrow, Printer of this Paper, in Wor cester ; and the Author, in George- street, York- buildings, in the Strand, London, who may be consulted personally, or by Letter, Post paid. N. B. The Doctor's Medicines are to be has as above, via. his SPECIFIC DROPS, universally acknowledged the only absolute Cure for Venereal or Scorbutic Complaints ( without Mercury), and in a fresh Venereal Injury : In eight or ten Days the Cure it performed with Ease and Secrecy. Also the RestorATIve, which, in the Course of a long and extensive Practice, Has recovered some Thousand from Weakness, Debilities, whether natural or acquired by Self- polution, & c. & c. & c. , By His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent. Prepared by DICEY and OKELL, in Bow Church Yard, London, DR. Bateman's PECTORAL DROPS, which for more than fifty Year » have been univer- sally known to be the safest and surest Relief in the most acute Rheumatism ( as many Thousands have lately experi enced) Bains in the Breast, Limbs, and Joints, Fluxes, Agues, slow and latent Fevers. A single Dose remarkably stops the Progress of a Cold, and certainly the ill Conse- quences arising from that very uncommon Disorder, the Forerunner of almost all Distempers. They arc also very serviceable in many other Diseases , which will appear in the Book of their Virtues and Cures, to be borrowed at every true Vender's. The great Re- putation these PeCTorAL DROPs ( when bought at the above original Warehouse) have most deservedly gained, has encouraged divers designing and unfair Traders to counter- feit them, making Use of the Seal and Names of the said DICEY and OKell, who, for the public good, prosecuted, and had Judgment given them, against several Persons in London, at will fully appear in the Bill of Directions given with our Bottles, wherein it shewn the Manner how hey, and such like Counterfeiters, impose upon the Public. Co the Hagard of the Health, if not the Lives, of those who take such Trash. Sold likewise by the said Persons, by Appointment from DICEY and Co. Dr. Radcliff's Purging Elixir; the best of all Purges to cleanse the Body of gross Humours contracted by hard Drinking, Surfeits, & c. 10. Godsrey's General Cordial; a Medicine very beneficial to Women, both before and after Birth, and to young Chil, dren that are weakly or inclined to the Rickets, & c. 6d. Dr. Anderson's true Scots Pills; they arc well known to be the best Purgative extant. 1s. Betton's, genuine British Oil for Wounds, Ulcers, Strains, Bruisos, & c. 1s. Stoughton's Elisir, creates an Appetite, helps Digestion 2nd strengthcns the Stomach, 1s. Dr, John Hoopor't Female Pills, of great Virtue. Is. Bostock's famous Cordial Purging Elixir. 1s. 3d. Turlington' 0 Balsam. 1s. 9d. Bateman' s Golden and Plain Spirits of Scurvy Grass. 1s. By AUTHOrITy of the KING's ROYAL PATENT, Granted to THOMAS JACKSON, his Heirs, & c. at their Wholesale Warehouse, No. 95, Fleet- Market, London; taken Country Dealers may be supplied with the following MEDICINES, and good Allowance to sell again. 1. JACKSON's TINCTURE for the Rheuma- tism, Gravel, Stone, Cholic, or Griping of the Bowels, or any such like windy Disorders; it not only gives present Ease, but if continued taking, one Bottle or two will entirely remove and destroy the Cause; and it infallible in Disorders of the Fair Set, either Young or Old ( it is far superior to any Medicine extant). Likewise Burns, Scalds, Bruises, Strains, old Ulcers, or Swellings of any Kind, especially White Swellings it cures to Admiration.—— Price 1s. the Bottle. 2. Squire's GRAND ELIXIR, which has for more than sixty Years, with uncommon Success, been given in all Fluxes, spitting of Blood, Consumptions, Agues, Small- Pox, Measles, Colds, Coughs, and Pains in the Limbs and Joints; they put off the most violent Fevers, even in the word Cases, and with more Ease and Safety than any Me- dicine even yet discovered. Price 1s, 3d. the Bottle. 3. The only true BRITISH Powder for the Teeth and Gums. Its Virtues are as follow, viz. it cleanses the Teeth and Gums of all scorbutic Humours, which always attend them when foul. It brings the Gums to fill up the proper Places and Channels which the Scurvy hath eaten away. It causes sweet and pleasant Breath immediately after Application. It refines the Palate, and preserves a pleasant Taste in the Mouth. It prevents all the Teeth that are found entire, and those that are decayed from grow- ing worse. It will always prevent their aching after his Application. It makes them as beautiful and white at the whitest Ivory. It always keeps the Month free from Can- kers, and all other hot and dangerous Humours. Price 1s. the Box. 4. The famous PATeNT OINTMeNT for the ITCH, which effectually cures that Distemper at one Dressing, without the least Danger ; it entirely cleanses the Body from all Spots, Blotches, scurvical Itchings, or Breakings- out whatsoever, as Thousands, to their great Joy, have happily experienced ; and is allowed to be one of the safest and bed Remedies for that Distemper ever found out, and never known to fail. It does not stain the fined Linen, but has a delight- ful Smell, and makes the Skin extremely smooth and soft ; and for its Safety may be applied to a sucking Child. Price 1s, 6d. the Box; one Box being sufficient to cure a grown Person, and, divided, is a Cure for two Children.— Despair not, for it has never been known to fail. Mr. Jackson begs Leave to inform the Public, that Tur. lington's Original Balsam of Life, is prepared and sold by him, at his Medicinal Warehouse, No. 95, in Fleet- Market, London ; or by those be appoints in Country Towns to vend the same. Price 3s. 6d. the Bottle, or a smaller Size at 11. 9d. Mr. Robert Turlington being deceased, whose Patent ex- pired several Years before him, Mr. Jackson, who is become lawfully possessed of the original Recife, informs the Public, that they may not be at a Lost for so valuable a Medicine, than all Captains of Ships and Country Dealers may be supplied, with good Allowance to sell again. Sold only in Worcester by Mr. Lewis and Mr. Gamidge, Booksellers. Where also may be had. By Virtue of the K ING ' s Royal Patent, Hatfield's Tincture; Dr. Hooper's Female Pills; True and Genuine British Oil; Dr. Stoughton's Great Stomach; Elixir; Dr. Anderson's, or, the True Scots Pills; Dr. Godfrey's Cordial; the Original Dassy's Elixir; Dr. Boatock's Cordial; Dr. Radcliff's Purging Elixir; Dr. Bateman's Pectoral Drops. N. B. The above Medicines are sold by one creditable Shopkeeper in every City and Market Town in Great Britain.
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