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The Norfolk Chronicle


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Date of Article: 15/01/1780
Printer / Publisher: John Crouse 
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The NORFOLK O R, N O R W I C H VOL. XI.] Ready Money is expeCTed with Advertisements. CHRONICLE: THE GAZETTE. SATURDAY, January 15, 1780. [ No. 554.] MONDAY'S POST. Arrived the Mails from France and Flanders. PARIS, Dec. 27, E ESTAING's left leg is contracted from his wounds. He had not seen his King Dec. 26. He ar- rived at Versailles Dec. 22, and went to M. de Sartine, and then to M. de Maurepas ; where it was reported he had seen the King, but the King was that day gone a hunting. The physicians after- wards told de Estaing, he must not go out ; so that he had not returned to court. Mr. John Adams, one of the Members of the Congress, is arrived at Corunna. PARIS, Dec. 30. We have accounts from Marseilles, that the orders of the Farmers General which the Chamber of Trade have published, de- clare, that the King has authorised his Ambassador at the Hague to grant or refuse to the Dutch mer- chants certificates of exemption of the duties of fifteen per cent. 0n their vessels and merchandize, as he may think fit, without distinction of their place or residence. LONDON, Saturday, Jan. 8. His Majesty had a levee yeaterdav at St. James's at one o'clock. Not any of the Foreign Mini- sters were at Court, and but few others attending, the levee broke up soon afterwards. The Hon. Capt. Fielding was present for the first time since his arrival at Portsmouth, on which occasion he was presented to his Majefty, and most graciously received, and had afterwards the honour to kiss his Majesty's hand. It is confidently asserted, that a treaty offensive and defensive is at last concluded between Great Britain and Russia ; The latter power to send 12,000 men to America the beginning of next sum- mer; and twenty ships of the line of battle, as soon as the season will admit, into the English Channel. It is also said, that the circumftance which chiefly determined the Russian court to enter on a treaty offensive and defensive with Great Bri- tain, was the formidable armaments that are going j forward in Sweden ; a power that has long been as friendly to France, as it is inimical to Muscovy. Politicians begin now also to observe, that the French have also been the friends of the Turks, and the natural enemies of the Ruffians. Lon. Chr. It is a faCt that there are now in commission 89 ships of the line, 20 of 50 guns, 48 frigates, 59 sloops, 26 cutters, 6 bomb vessels, and 18 fire- ships; exclusive of 29 armed ships, of different sizes, in Government service ; besides which there are laid up at different ports 26 ships of the line, 4 of 50 guns, and six frigates; many of which will be commissioned in the course of the year. The following is a list of the Dutch navy, as handed about at the Plague about a fortnight since. The Dutch do not class the ships in rates, as Great Britain, France, and Spain do. Two of 84 ; five of 84 and 76 ; thirteen of 70; six of 68, 66, 64, and 63; nine of 60, and thir- teen of 58, 56, and 50; in all fifty two, which they deem ships of the line. Thirty- eight of these are in a condition to be repaired for actual service, and seventeen at sea, or ready to put to sea. If they should break with us on account of the late affair in the Channel, it is necessary to observe, that their arsenals are always provided with stores sufficient to build and equip fifty men of war of the line. In respect to equipment, if the ships were already built, they could at any time send fifty men of war of the line in a few weeks, and every ship now in their docks, perhaps in a fortnight, well manned. But happily for this country, they have not twenty ships now in their docks fit to face an enemy. They are mostly old, and built upon the models which were current in the days of Van Trump and De Ruyter. The only ad- vantage they have over the other maritime states of Europe is, that their ships are better able to ride out, in stormy or blowing weather, in the Atlantic or West Indian seas, than any other, on account of the great care they take respecting their masts, sails, and running rigging, which are always of the very best quality, and not so liable to give way during a gale of wind. This was fre- quently proved during the naval wars carried on in the reigns of King William and Queen Anne when the British and Dutch fleets acted in concert against France, when for one Dutch ship that suf- fered any damage in blowing weather, there were three English. We can assure our Readers, that the Dutch re- ceived full payment for all the stores that were shipped under the convoy of Admiral Byant, be- fore they sailed. The French agent at the Hague, Mr. Henniker, came under obligation to indem- nify the Dutch for all possible loss; and a corre- spondent informs us, that the principal deiign which the Dutch had in view from this affair, was to fur- nish themselves with a pretence for flying from the obligation of treaties, and observing a beneficial neutrality through the war. The Dutch troops during the course of last sum- mer were drawn out and exercised much oftner than for many years past. These manoeuvres look sus- picious, though there was certainly occasion for the States General to be very circumspect. The English being entirely masters of the seas in the East Indies is a very fortunate circumstance, particularly at this juncture ; should the Dutch be inclined to be restive, their possessions in Asia lie very open to an attack ; this will have no small weight with the States General. What an idle tale is that circulated of the Dutch intending to draw all their money out of our funds and thereby distressing the nation. It is idle, be- cause there is not a man of sense in Holland who would sell out his stock at a certain loss of one- third at least ; and it is further idle ; because if our enemies dispose of their property at an under va- lue, and that we, by purchasing that property, reap the advantage, it is an assistance, not a distress to the kingdom. The Dutch cannot draw their money out of our funds, but by selling the secu- rity, and it is at our option whether we purchase it or not. Take the matter in any point of view, we cannot receive the slighted injury. Twenty- one sail of Dutch ships, bound to the Streights, are taken and carried into Cadiz. The Spaniards capturing the Dutch ships is said to be owing to their carrying some stores and mer- chandize, and being bound to the Mediterranean, and some of them from their cargoes being sus- peded to be bound for Gibraltar. However this may turn out, the Dutch have certainly got a most comfortable birth of it between one and the other of the belligerent powers. A letter from Portsmouth, dated Jan. 7, says, " Yesterday, after post, sailed the following ships on a secret cruize, viz. the Valiant of 71 guns, Portland of 30, Seaford of 28, Laurel of 28, Ca- mel of 20, Daphne of 18, and Hawke of 10. It is said the above ships are intended to intercept another large fleet of Dutchmen from the Texel, with naval stores for France and Spain, which are coming without convoy, it having been refused them by the States. Friday night it was reported the Romney, Com- modore Johnstone, fell in, on the 28th ult. in lat. 47. N. with a register ship laden with bullion, which after a broadside from the Commodore, struck.— Touching at Fyal, she took in the ore which had been unladen from the British frigate, taken some time ago by Capt. Saltar, of the Hussar. By the last accounts from the East Indies we are informed that great preparations were making in that quarter of the world for an expedition to South America, against some of the most valuable pos- sessions belonging to Spain in the South Seas. This morning an express arrived at the East- India- house, with advice that all the homeward bound East- Indiamen were got safe into the Downs from Portsmouth. and that they would proceed im- mediately for the river. The last letters- from Brest mention that a French East Indiaman, outward- bound, had by accident taken fire in her passage, and all the crew perished. They write from Rochfort, that they had re- ceived an account of the loss of the Cleone a ship of war; which sailed from that port for Port au Prince. She had on board several officers, & c. and it is said near 600 persons perished. A bason is digging at Carlscroon out of the solid rock, which is reckoned one of the most wonder- ful things in its kind. This bason will contain 24 docks, covered over head, wherein ships will be dry in all weathers, and by means of sluices may be conveyed in or out with the greatest ease and ex- pedition. Near twelve hundred men are constantly employed on it, yet it is computed the completion of it will take up thirty years. The engineer who has the conducting of this stupendous work, has already distinguished himself by two very curious inventions; one, a method of blowing up rocks that are under water with gunpowder ; the other, perspectives for discovering the nature of the bot- tom of the sea. Letters from Petersburgh mention, that the frost is so severely set in there, that several ships which were loaded for London, & c. were obliged to un- load, and lie there the whole winter. A little rencontre has lately happened in the neighbourhood of Versailles, between the Prince of Conde and one of his officers, on a love affair. The Prince received two wounds, but behaved most generously to the officer, whom, after having been broke, he restored to his commission in the regi- ment. Mr. Hastings, Governor of Bengal, has, it is said, accumulated the enormous fortune of one million three hundred thousand pounds. A correspondent Informs, that a very near rela- tion of Paul Jones resides now at Cheltnam in Glou- cestershire, by the name of Paul Benfield, son of a carpenter at that place. What is very extraordi- nary of said Benfield, he is lately returned from Madras in the East Indies; and having been there only a few years, is said to return worth 700,0001. the principal part- of ( which he has orders from the Nabob of Arcot, to lay out, in order to get power, and, if possible, Governor of Fort St. George. The Hon. Col. John Maitland, who distinguish- ed himself so much in America, and who died at Savannah, three days after the raising of the siege, in consequence of the excessive fatigue he had un- dergone, was youngest brother to the Earl of Lau- derdale, and son of Charles, the late Earl, by the Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy, daughter of the Earl of Seafield, the last Chancellor of Scotland ; and was representative in Parliament for the boroughs of Haddington, Dunbar, North Berwick, Jedburgh, and Lauder. The scheme of the Irish State Lottery is as: fol- lows:— There are 42,000 tickets at 51, each to subscribers, 14,065 are prices, 27,935 blanks. Two of the prizes are lo, oool. each, two of 5oool. the rest in proportion. There are not quite two blank, to a prize. The prizes are to be funded at the rate of 4 per cent, and the annual interest paid either here or in Ireland. But as money bears a legal interest of 61. per cent, in Ireland, and that the Government debentures there formerly sub- scribed to at 4 per cent, are now fallen to 85I. It is more than probable these new lottery tickets will not sell in Ireland at 5I. each. The last money borrowed by government there, was, on a compu- tation, at 7 1- half percent. It is absurd, there- fore, to imagine the people will now subscribe 21o, oool. at 4 per cent. There is nothing in its favour but the reigning spirit of gambling here. The act passed for the relief of Ireland, opens the ports of that kingdom to the exportation of the following goods : — New drapery, old ditto, pru- nellas, shags, camblets, poplins, worsted, tabinets, serges, felt hats, stockings, glass bottles, glass ware, window glasses, drinking glasses. And ano- ther act is brought into our House of Commons for opening their trade to the British Colonies, West Indies, and coast of Africa, a direct export from thence of manufactures, & c and import of their produce : The articles to which these new regula- tions extend are, Of import, Coffee, brazilette, cochineal, sus- tick, indigo, logwood, redwood, sanders, cocoa, sugars, molasses, tobacco, cotton, wool. Of export. Fustians and every other kind of cotton ware, printed linens, cheques, hardware, upholstery. The great importance of this last act of exten- sion to Ireland ( the passing of which there seems very little doubt of), may be best conceived from the number of vessels employed in the African, American, and West Indian trades, by the town of Liverpool and city of Bristol in 1764, viz. . Liverpool sent out to Africa 74 ships. Ditto to America Bristol sent out to Africa Ditto to America The meeting at Winchester on Monday last was the most respectable and numerous known in that county for many years. A petition to Parliament upon the plan of the York petition, for a redress of grievances, was proposed by Sir Thomas Mil- ler, Bart, which was highly approved by all pre- sent, and unanimously agreed to. Mr. Jervoise was chaired in great triumph, and the day con- cluded with the utmost harmony and applause. Such has been the fall in the rents of this king- dom, that we are assured the Duke of Marlborough has seven thousand pounds a year, for which n0 rent has been offered since Michaelmas last, and tenanted at will at less than half its value." A correspondent from Bath says, that L—— d N ' s brother was beat hollow at the concert there; and that his wife was turned out of the Rooms nem. con. for coming into them, contrary to the established Etiquette. A letter from Leeds in Yorkshire, Jan. 4, says, " On Saturday morning last the damp took fire in one of Mess. Fenton's coal- pits, at the glass- house near this town, by which seven men were burnt to death. The case of a young lady in Kent, who lately died in the 23d year of her age, of the dropsy, is very remarkable. She had been tapped for it 55 times, in the whole of which 3720 pints of water had been drawn from her, which is 465 gal- lons, or nearly seven hogsheads and a half. She had a good appetite, was chearful, and could walk mile- or two, to visit her friends. Last week a very respectable couple at Dulwich celebrated the 52d anniversary of their wedding- ay, with 27 of their children and grand children prefent. The ages of the whole company amount- ed to just 486 years. The following very extraordinary circumstance says a correspondent) may be relied on. The master of St. Helena, near Deptford, having yes- terday employed some fishermen to catch some fish to stock the canals in his garden, the fishermen found something very heavy in their nets, which they at first conceived to be a log of wood, but on hauling it into their boat, it proved to be a coffin, at the side of which was a small hole of the dia- meter of an inch ; they perceived something to stir within the coffin, and 0n taking the same to shore, proceeded to open it, to be convinced of the fact; when, astonishing to behold ! an eel of the most extraordinary size was found in the coffin, which they secured alive. The length of the eel is twelve feet, and twenty- three inches in- circum- ference, the same lying double in the coffin ; the coffin also contained the skeleton of a full grown person, the bones of which are remarkably white, and there was not the least remains of flesh, so that the eel must have died, if not preserved as above. It is conjectured that the. coffin was thrown into the Thames, containing the body of a person mur- dered; and what strengthens this conjecture, is a wound, or small fracture, in the scull. The eel, it is supposed, at first got into the coffin through the hole, and was fed and grew therein to its pre- sent enormous size: Last week a remarkable large ox was killed at Darlington, the tongue of which weighed 141b. and sold for a guinea. The whole of this animal, which is supposed to be the largest ever slaughtered iu England, was sold at a shilling a pound. A letter from Bristol, - dated Jan. 5, says, " A- bout ten days , ago a child was found drowned in the river, near Cricket- pit mills, in Exeter ; the next day the Coroner's Inquest sat on the body and brought in their, verdict, Drowned by the hands of its mother The same day, as the mother of the child was going up stairs, she fell backwards, and was killed on the spot On coming to the habita- tion- where those unfortunate people dwelt, the hus- band was found almost expiring, through want of the common necessaries of life; he languished in that miserable situation till Monday last, when he died." Thursday night, about eight o'clock, a fire broke out in a cook's shop in Wapping, which entirely consumed the same, and some out- buildings, and part of the furniture, and greatly damaged three other dwelling- houses. Yesterday morning a terrible fire broke out in Great Wild- street, Lincoln's- inn- fields, at the chandler's shop . of Mr. Evans, which entirely con- sumed that, together with the house of Mr. Clarke, pawn- broker, and a hair- dresser's adjoining : Mr, Evans, it is feared, is burnt, as he has not been heard of since ; and four or five lodgers are mis- sing, supposed to be burnt, as several limbs have been found in the ruins ; the Ben Johnson's Head and a coal- shop are much damaged. Thursday the Mate of a ship went under a re- examination before the Lord Mayor, for running away with the ship to the coast of France, where- by the ship and cargo were both seized and sold.— He was re- committed to the Poultry Compter until his log- book can be produced. Yesterday the report was made to his Majesty in council of the six convicts of last Dec. sessions, now under sentence of death in Newgate, when they were all ordered for execution on Wednesday the 19th instant. No less than fifteen commissions of bankruptcy- have been issued within this week. BANKRUPTS, John Armstrong and Thomas Walter, of Bermondsey street, Southwark, distillers.— John Spot- tiswoode, of Sackville- street, Piccadilly, money- scrivener-. [ Saturdays Gazette contains his Majesty's Procla- mation, offering a reward of Three Hundred Pounds on the discovery of any Person, who shall traitorously supply the French or Spanish Kings, or any of their subject, with arms, ammunition, & c. & c.] UNIVERSAL CATECHISM, For the YEAR 1780. What is the meaning of tbe letters G. R. . A cypher, signifying George Rex. Q - What is government ? A. The rule cf division. What is P t ? A. A body of English Janissaries. Q What is public credit ? A. Paper. Q. What is commerce ? A. Gambling. What is the greatest Vice ? A. Poverty. What is the greatest virtue ? A. Riches. What is religion ? A. Prejudice. Q. What is friendship ? A. Cuckoldom. Q What is fraud ? A. Detection. w here is the Kind's Bench at present ? A.. On the left hand side of the Court of Equity; & What is virtue ? ' A. Hypocrisy, Q. What ' is honesty ? A. A Theorem. What is a fine woman ? A. The joint produce of a milliner and frizeur. What is beauty ? A. Paint. What is an old woman ? A. A Non Descript. What is the national debt ? A. The national ruin. What is punctuality? A. An attention to the appointment of duels and intrigues. Q. What is a plain drest man or woman ? A. A Boor. ^ What is talking sense in mixed companies? A. Booring. q. What is a good sort of Man ? A. A man of no opinion of his own. What is a modern Tragedy ? A. A fustian night- cap. What is the London Gazette ? A. Political poetry. What is the last New Year's Ode ? A. A prophecy. What is an Alderman's preparation for death? A- His last supper. Q. How are the times ? A. Ask the Gazettes. GENUINE MEDICINES. THE following recent CURE performed by SPILSBURY's DROPS, attested by Gentlemen who are Housekeepers, shews what the Afflicted may hope for under similar Circumstances. To Mr, SPILSBURY, CHYMIST, Mount- Row, Westminster- Bridge, Surry. S I R, Chatham, Sept. 6, 1779. I cannot but return you my sincerest Thanks for the Cure that I have received by your Drops. I was afflicted for three Years with a violent Humour in my Hands and Left Arm, which swelled very much, attended with a dry Scurf, which itched to that Depree, and was so pain- ful, that I Could not rest Night or Day, or even do any Thing. After trying many Medicines in vain, I was Re- commended to your Drops; in taking a few drops I found myself better, and by continuing them for these five Months, I thank God, I am cured. I am, Sir, your humble Senvirtr, ELIZABETH BARTON, Witnesses to the above Cure Mr. THOMAS PITTARS, Mr. WILLIAM HAYLeR, Chatham. WEBSTER GILLMAN, bookseller, These Drops: are sold in Bottles of Four Shillings and Seven Shillings, with Folio, Bills of Directions by J. Crourse, at his Printing Office and Medicinal Ware- house, Market- place, Norwich. Where may be had Dr. James's- Fever Powders. Dr. James's Pills. Dalby's Carminative, for Disorders of infants Herring's Norfolk Antidote. Cordial Cephelic Snuff. Greenough's Tincture for preserving the Teeth THURSDAY's POST. From the LONDON GAZETTE. ADMIRALTY- OFFICE, Jan. 11, 1780, CAPTAIN Clerke, of his Majesty's sloop the Resolution, in a letter to Mr. Ste- phens, dated the 8th of June, 1779, in the harbour of Kampschatka, which was received yesterday, gives the me- lancholy account of the celebrated Captain Cook, late Commander of that sloop, with four of his pri- vate marines, having been killed, on the 14th of February last, at the island of O'why'he, one of a group of new discovered islands, in the 22d degree of north latitude, in an affray with a numerous and tumultuous body of the natives. Captain Cerke adds, that be had received every friendly supply from the Russian Government ; and that as the companies of the Resolution, and her con- sort the Discovery, were in perfect health, and the two ships had twelve months stores and provisions en board, be was preparing to make another attempt to explore a northern passage to Europe. [ Gazette.] [ The above new discovered island in the South Seas, lies in 22 N. L. and 200 E. L. from Greenwich. The Captiin and crew were at first treated as deities, but upon their revisiting that island some proved ini- mical, hostilities ensued, and the above melancholy scene was the Consequence. This untimely and ever to be lamented fate of so intrepid, so able, and so intelligent a sea officer, may justly be considered as an irreparable loss to the pub lie, as well as to his family ; for in him were united every useful and amiable quality that could adorn his profession ; nor was his singular modesty less con- spicuous than his other virtues. His successful ex- periments to preserve the healths of his crews are well known ; and his discoveries will be an ever- lasting honour to his country.'] BANKRUPTS. John Bourdon and Thomas Robinson, of Bradford in Yorkshire, merchants,— Lancelot West- garth, Of Warwick, innholder. From the SupPLeMENT to the JAMAIcA MER- CURY, Nov. 6, 1779- " In our Mercury Extraordinary of the 2d inst. We informed our readers of the great loss the enemy had sustained by the diligence and success of Rear Admiral Parker's cruisers on the Windward Station, We have now the pleasure to present them with a particular detail of the ships that were taken, from information communicated by Governor Burt to a gentleman at St. Kitt's. Sent into Barbadoes. 1 polacco ; 3 large frigate- built ships whh provisions for sixteen sail of the line for nine months, for M. d'Eftaing; 3 rich merchant ships; I large ship ( an old 50 gun ship) and 1 snow, these two from Cayenne, where they had landed troops. Sent into Antigua, 1 large frigate built ship for d'Estaing's squadron ; 3 rich merchant ships; 2 Ame- ricans, one of them with lumber, the other with pro- visions. Fifteen in all. KINGSTON, Oct. 12. on Sunday last, in the forenoon, there fell a very heavy rain, attended wilh violent thunder and lightning. The Earl Bathurst store- ship, lying off Greewich, had her fore- top- gal- lant- mast, fore- top- mast, and fore- mast shivered, and the latter set on fire by the lightning; the Ar- mourer, a Swede, was struck down, and remained insensible for ten' minutes; when he came to himself the poor fellow said, ' G— d A--- y had killed him for a little time, but was very good to let him come back again to life.'' Though all the foreign prints agree in the several circumstances attending the taking of Gibraltar, such as the time the manner, the name of the officer on whose authority it is related, & c. yet some even of those prints, mention it as an event hardly to be credited. At a juncture too, when every manoeuvre is put in practice to heighten and lower the stocks, as well as to raise and depress the spirits of the good people of England: These are additional reasons why they should at least suspend their belief of it, till a matter of this importance comes confirmed to them, through some better Channel. On the other hand, it is not to be concealed, that there were let ters in town, mentioning such at event. However, we chose to conceal it, rather than alarm our rea- ders, by contributing to propagate a report, which, in the end, it is to be hoped, will prove untrue. LONDON, Tuesday, Jan. 11. It is a fact that may be depended on, that a consider- able part of Sir Edward Hughes's squadron has been detached across the Pacific Ocean to the coast of Chili, to attack the Spanish settlements in that quar- ter. This enterprize was undertaken about three months ago, and as it is well known that at that time no force capable of making any resistance existed there, and any force detached subsequently must un- avoidably come too late; there is a degree of proba- bility, almost amounting to certainty, that this im mense repository of Spanish wealth will fall into the hands of our brave countrymen. This expedition is said to have been planned by Governor Hastings, who has, for a great many years, managed the con- cerns of this country in the East with singular ability and success. The troops under the command of Col. Campbell are said to be destined against Panama, the isthmus that connects the kingdom of Mexico with the great- est peninsula of South America, and over which the trade is carried from the East course by land into the great Pacific ocean. The last letters from Hanover mention a report prevailing there, that the French are meditating a plan for invading that Electorate early in the spring; for which purpose their troops in Alsace and Lor- raine had been considerably reinforced ; that all pos lible precautions were taken to give them a warm re- ception. A gentleman lately arrived from Petersburgh has favoured us with the following, particulars concern- ing Russia in its present state.— Army consists of 170,000 men— Navy 28 sail of the line, 14 frigates, six fire- ships— 18,600 men enrolled to serve onboard 20 sail of the line and six frigates, can at any time sail at ten days notice.— Revenue 4,200,000!. per ann.— The Empress every year till the last contract- ed a debt in Holland to the amount of 200,000!. but a new regulation has stopped that exceeding. A letter from Berlin says, his Prussian Majesty has given orders for several thousands of his best troops to be kept in constant exercise, as they will be wanted for actual service early in the spring. The Serapis, Pallas, and two American frigates, sailed from the Texel the 29th ult. They are under the false garb of French colours ; but Jones is to take the command of the Serapis immediately on her arrival at Brest, and Conyngham is to command the Alliance; these two, with the three frigates, and two American privateers, are to form a squadron to annoy the trade of England in the spring. The Black Prince privateer, of 44 guns, belong- ing to Boston, took 32 prizes, on her cruise from Dunkirk, between the first of June and beginning ot September. Her station was off the southern coast of Ireland, Wales, and the Briftol Channel, Capt. Merchant, who commands her, and owns a chief part of the vessel, put into Dunkirk, the 10th of Sept; and there purchased another vessel, which he calls the Black Princess. They left Dunkirk in November; and since that time there are accounts sent to Lloyd's that they have, taken 18 other vessels, among whom is one very rich linen ship. The Association, a French ship of war of 22 guns, besides swivels, built by a company of merchants at Havre de Grace, was lost the 3d inst. about ten at night, on the rocks of Scilly. Part of the crew were drowned ; the rest got on shore. They write from Jamaica, that his Majesty's ship the Baffler and Port Antonio schooner are taken by five Dutch men of war and carried into Surinam. Yesterday 20 large ships was taken up into the Government's service, to carry over provisions and stores to America, and are to sail with the convoy the first fair wind after the 20th of February. The following is the dress of a captain in the Westmeath horse, part of the volunteer army in Ireland: A light grey coat, faced with scarlet, and lined with white sattin ; the waistcoat rich white sat- tin embroidered. Two gold epaulets. A hussar cap adorned With feathers, a lion's head in front, the head made of solid silver, and weighing 27 ounces. A red cross belt with a gold harp, and a broad Turk- ish scymetar, the handle finished in the most expen- sive manner. The corps is commanded by Earl Bel- vedere; and if not the best disciplined is the most superbly dressed of all the volunteers in Ireland. Westmeath is inhabited by the richest and most re- spectable families in that kingdom. The Duke of Richmond, and three and twenty other Gentlemen, have applied to Mr. Harrison, High Sheriff for Sussex, to call a county meeting in imitation to that of York, on the present critical state of affairs. But though besides his Grace's name to the letter, containing this request, there were among the subscribers the names of Egremont, Aber- gavenny, & c, the sheriff has desired to be excused cal- ling a meeting ( wishing it rather to be advertised by his Grace) under pretense that though the names of the Noblemen and Gentlemen subscribed to the letter, are so very respectable, yet they are so small a pro- portion of the County at large, that he cannot think himself authorised to do it. His Grace, therefore, requests the meeting in his own name and those of the twenty other other Gentlemen, merely as private personS observing that however usual it has been the name of the High Sheriff, or Lord Lieutenant is by no means necessary to convene the county ; but the request of any gentleman of property and cha- racter, is of equal authority. His Grace further re- marks, that in August last, Mr. Harrison, with great readiness, called a meeting on his Grace's single re- quest. A letter from Nairn, in Scotland, dated Dec. 28, says, we have had the most severe frost for this month past, and the fall of snow attending it, is greater than has been remembered for many years. The deer even come to the doors of the houses, and the cattle are almost buried in the snow. A correspondent sends us the following curious ac- count of a spectacle, the glorious result of war : — Last Saturday two French sailors having permission to return to their own country, went thro' the city in their road to Dover ; one who had but one leg, and otherwise maimed, led an old horse that carried a bag, containing the necessaries for their journey, the other was stone blind, and as the horse was too feeble to bear him with the load at the same time, he was obliged, as a guide, to lay hold of the stirrups, by which he was partly dragged along. A great number of people, excited by their grotesque ap- pearance, flocked about them, and much to the cre- dit of the low English, many trifles were offered to the suffering tars, which, equally to their honour, not being absolutely wanted, with a becoming spirit were rejected. Four persons perished at the fire in Great Wild street on Friday last, besides Mr. Evans, who lost his life in attempting to save fome bank notes which he had left behind: what is very extraordinary, when the body was dug out, the notes were found in his hand unhurt, although part of the paper in which they were wrapt up, was consumed. About three o'clock yesterday morning a fire broke out at a cabinetmaker's, in Derby- street, Southwark, which consumed the same, together with goods to a large amount. A young woman who lived servant in the house, perished in the flames. This morning about two o'clock, a fire broke out at Mr. Neadrift's, orice weaver, in Liverpool- street, Southwark, which consumed the same, an elderly woman, mother of Mr. Neadrift, in whose apart- ment it began, perished in the flames. Saturday evening, about eight o'clock, a high- wayman, who has long frequented the Kentish road, was taken near Lewisham, attempting to rob a post- chaise, in which were three men, sent out for the purpose of intercepting him. When he came to one of the windows, the people got out on the other side, and one of them with a blunderbuss killed his horse. He was an elderly man, near 60 years of age. Boston, signals were making from the castle that a number of prizes, taken by these ships, were then approaching the harbour. The aboVe three vessels frequently sail in con- cert, and their Captains are looked upon as three of the boldest and most enterprising men in Ameri- ca. Tucker, particularly, of the Boston, has all the resolution of a Paul Jones; but then his ma- rine ardour is tempered with humanity : he be- haves with a noble and manly kindness to all pri- soners, and from his soul detests a Frenchman. The following sums have been remitted to North America, of which no account has been given to Parliament : In 1775 ——• £. 408 809 THE Commissioners acting in the City of Norwich and County 0f the same City, for the Rales or Duties on Windows and Houses, will meet on Monday the 24th Day of January Instant, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon pre- cisely, at the Guildhall of the said City, for the hearing and determining all such Appeals, to the Assessments or Surcharges of ihe said Rates and Duties of which legal Notice shall have been given. N. B. All Persons intending to appeal, are required by Law to ghe ten Days Notice in Writing, of their Inten- tion so to do ; to wit, if the Appeal is to be to the original Assessment, then the Notice must be given to the Assessor's of the Parish ; but if the Appeal is to be made to the Sur- veyor's Charge or Surcharge, then Notice thereof is re- quired to he given to Mr. Charles Lay, jun. Surveyor of the said City and County . ELISHA DE HAGUE; Clerk to- the said Commissioners FRIDAY'S EXPRESS. LONDON, Thursday, Jan. 33. THE mail from Jamaica has brought an ac- count of the death of the Hon, Lieut. Gen. Thomas Stanley, brother to the Earl of Derby, and Member of Parliament for the county of Lan- caster. Letters from Jamaica by the last mail mention, that they were so well fortified that they were un- der no apprehensions of an attempt either from the French or Spaniards ; that the troops were kept in constant exercise, and were all hearty and in high spirits. The Shark cutter was off Brest on Friday morn- ing, and so close in as to distinguish two vessels going into the harbour; one of them appeared to be a frigate, the other an English ship her prize, having a French jack over the English ensign, square stern, and seemed to be deeply loaded ;—• four ships in the roads. It is certain that great quantities of all sorts of provisions are at present on board the fleet with Sir George Rodney, who is actually under orders to make all dispatch for the relief of Gibraltar. It is determined to raise fourteen new regiments ' in Ireland; and commissions are gone over for that purpose. The rebel privateers, the Deane, Boston, and Confederacy, have made terrible havock on the English trade. When the last advices came from The accounts of the sums remitted in 1779 have not yet been prefented to Parliament: therefore the remittances of that year are not yet known; but they will probably exceed those of 1778. Besides these sums, the pay of the army is also remitted to North America by Mess. Harley and Drummond. The remittances are sometimes made in Spanish or Portugal coins, and sometimes in English coin: the quantity of the latter exported is said to have alarmed the Bank. It is a fact, that Lord Percy sent his approbation of the principles of the York meeting to the gen- tlemen at York. He added, that he did not know what part the Duke, his father, might take; but he thought the measures exceedingly proper, and he should give it all the countenance and fupport in his power, The numerous associations of London and Edin- burgh, headed by noblemen and gentlemen of the first rank, for repealing the late act granting in- dulgence to Papists, intend to present an address to the House of Commons for that purpose. They have applied to the Protestants of Newcastle for their concurrence in signing the intended petition. The Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derry, hath no- bly and munificently given an endowment of 1000I. sterling, with 6 per cent, interest from last Christ- mas day, for the further support and comfort of the widows of the clergy of his diocese. The cause of Captain Cook's death is said to arise from a jealousy entertained by the natives of O'Why'he, the new- discovered island, against some of the ship's crew, in respect to their women, which brought on a skirmish between a party of the sailors and natives, and in which the ingenious commander of the former perished. From another correspondent we have the fol lowing particulars concerning the death of Capt. Cook : that having been a considerable time at the island where he met with his fate, and all the while very friendly with the inhabitants, upon sailing from thence he met with an accident in the mast of his ship, and returned there to repair it. The people then shewed a different disposition, and took away one of his boats,, which they would not return; upon which the Captain, with a Lieute nant and nine mariners, went onshore, when hos- tilities ensued, which brought on the melancholy catastrophe. The Lieutaaant and four of the ma- riners escaped, A correspondent has favoured us with the fol- lowing account of the celebrated Capt. Cook: — He was born in the neighbourhood of Newcastle, and had been at sea from his youth, and passed through all the stations belonging to a seaman, from an apprentice boy in the coal trade to a Post Captain in the Royal navy, He was first appointed Captain of the Endeavour, and sailed from Dept- ford July the 50th, 1768, and arrived at Otaheite the 13th of April following. He continued in the South Seas till March 1770, and returned by way of Batavia to England, July 12, 1771. In this voyage he was accompanied by Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander. Nov. 28. 1771, he was appointed Commander of the Resolution, and in June, 1772 made his second voyage for the discovery of the Southern hemisphere, and having sailed into as high a Southern latitude as 71. and met with no- thing but islands of ice, which interrupting his passage, obliged him to return, and on the 29th of July, 1775, he Arrived at Plymouth. In July 1776, Captain Cook sailed from Plymouth a third time on the same discovery; of whom nothing had been heard after his departure from the Cape of Good Hope till the unfortunate account of his death arrived by way of Russia. It is almost in- credible, that in the second voyage the Captain esta- blished such a system of diet and cleanliness, that ( to use his own words) under the Divine favour, Captain Cook, with a company of one hundred and eighteen men, performed a voyage of three years and eighteen days, throughout all the cli- mates from 52 degrees North to 71 degrees South, with the loss of only a man by distemper, and this man is supposed to have had a disorder upon his lungs when he went on board, which probably occasioned his death. The noted Williams, who murdered Mr. Powell at Landovery in Wales some years since, and who waS discovered at Alresford last summer while marching with some prifoners under escort of the Glamorgan militia, but escaped, was one of the crew who ran with the King's cutter from the Downs, and carried her into France. DUBLIN, Jan. 4. A Member of Parliament has written to the Directors of the General Post Office, informing them, that in future he would frank with his name only, as he knew no law of this country existing that required that Members of Parliament should write the entire superscription and that if his name did not meet due respest in the office, he would on the very first occasion bring the person refusing before the House of Commons for a breach of privilege. TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately A convenient HOUSE, pleasantly situated at Bracon- dale, within Half a Mile of Norwich, and now in the Occupation of Captain Cummins; consisting of a Hall, two Parlours, four Bed Chambers, two small Rooms, two Kitchens, with Wash- house adjoining, two very dry Cel- lars, Stable for two Horses, and a Garden well planted with Fruit Trees. For further Particulars enquire of the Widow Barker or Son, No. 8, Market- place, Norwich, TO be SOLD, all those three commodious Dwel- ling Houses, elegantly fitted up, two of which were but lately built, situate in the Parish of St. George of Col- gate, in the City of Norwich; also convenient Work Rooms and a Tenement adjoining to the said Dwelling Houses; one of which said Dwelling Houfes is now in the Occupa- tion of Mr. Watson, and another of the Dwelling- Houses and the Work- Rooms are in Mr, Brett's Occupation ; and the other Dwelling House was lately in Mr. Bartram's Occupation. The Premises are all Freehold. Further Particulars may be had. by applying to Messrs. Foster and Cooper, Attornies at Law, in Norwich. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By WILLIAM CHASE, On Monday, Jan. 17,1780, and the three following Days, THE neat and elegant HOUSHOLD FURNI- TURE of the Rev. WILLIAM RANSOME, Clerk, deceased, at his late Dwelling- house on Tombland. The whole to be viewed on Friday and Saturday pre- ceding the Sale, from Ten till Two ; but for the better Accommodation of the Company, will be. sold at the large Room at the Maid's Head. Each Day's Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock. Catalogues may he had, gratis, at the Coffee houses In Norwich, the King's Head and White Swan in St. Peter's, the King's Head in Magdalen- street, the late Mr. Ran- some's Dwelling- house, the Maid's Head in St. Simon's-, Of J. Wright, Appraiser, in St. Martin's by the Palace, and of W. Chase, Auctioneer. NORWICH, Jan. 8, 1780. SMOAKY CHIMNIES. W. NISBET and Sons, from No. 29, High- street, Marybone London, beg Leave to offer their Services to the Public, as being possessed of an infal- lible Method of curing a Nuisance distressing so many Fa- milies, viz. SMOAKY CHIMNIES. Their uniform Success in a Multitude of Cafes deemed wholly desperate, emboldens them to address the Public with some Degree of Confidence, and they are ready to produce satisfactory Evi- dence of that Success, to such as are disposed to employ them, being possessed of Attestations under the Hands ot many of the Nobility, and some of the most capital Ar- chitects in London. They also give Directions for the proper Alterations to be made in Malt- Kilns, by which the Malt is dried much more equally and expeditiously than in the usual Method, and with at least a third Part less Fuel. The Expence in most Cases is very Moderate. They also teach privately young Ladies and Gentlemen Drawing in the neatest Maimer, and Architefturc in th* greatest Perfection Orders for Messrs.. Nisbets, left at Mr. Martin Booth's, or Mr. Richard Beatnisse's, Booksellers, Norwich, and at the Wrestlers Inn, Yarmouth, will be duly attended to, and Gentlemen and Ladies waited on at their own Houses. HOME NEWS. A few days since was married at Maltby in York- shire, George Nichols, Esq. of that place, to Miss Phillis Spelman, daughter of the late Alderman Spelman, of Yarmouth. On Thursday se'nnight Mr. James Cooper, of North Tuddenham, a considerable farmer and gra- zier, was married to Miss Frances Ransome, of Be- laugh in Norfolk, a very agreeable young lady, and second daughter of Mr. John Ransome of that place. On Thursday Harvey, Gent, of Stoke, was married to Mrs. Hackett, relict of the late Mr. John Hackett, of Collesey. Last week died at Exeter, Miss Hurnard, daughter of the late Thomas Hurnard, Esq. who was Mayor of this city in the year 1752. On Sunday last died at Yarmouth, universally re- spected, John Whittle, Esq. Major of the East Essex Militia, now lying in that town. Same day died very suddenly at Docking, in the 57th year of her age, Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn, relict of Mr. Francis Dunn, shop keeper, late of that town. The William and Mary, Blytle; and Tartar, Baae of and from Yarmouth, with malt for Rotterdam, were lost on the coast of Holland the 6th instant; the men were saved. Also, the Shirk, Calver, is on shore on tbe Holland coast ; the men are saved, and it is hoped the ship and cargo will be saved. On Wednesday the 3th inst. in the evening, a poor travelling woman was found ill upon the great road in the parish of East Dereham ; she was immediately sent to the house of industry for the hundreds of Mit- ford and Launditch, where she had all the care taken of her that possibly could be, not withstanding which she died in about three hours after: she appeared to be near 70 years of age, tall and thin, said she came from Staffordshire. Since which no other account of her hath appeared. On Monday last an inquisition was taken before Thomas Marks, Gent, one of his Majesty's coro- ner's for this city, on view of the body of Susannah Warby, who hanged herself in one of the privy's belonging to St. Andrew's workhouse ; when there not appearing the most distant evidence of insanity in any period of her life, but that she was in her per- fect senses to the last moment, the jury brought in their verdict Felo de se, and the body was accordingly buried in the King's highway. Late on Tuesday night, or early on Wednesday morning, some villains broke into the shop of Mr. Benjamin Lane, of Brooke ; after ransacking all the draws in the shop, without finding any money, they decamped, taking a few small things of value. A letter from Chelmsford, dated January 8, says, " On Saturday last a bargain was made by Mr. Ha- milton, of Colchester, with a miller in the neigh- bourhood of Ardleigh, seven miles from that town, for thirty quarters of bran to be carried by a Stage coach with six horses, from the miller's house to the Stones End, Colchester, in two hours, which, if Mr. Hamilton performed, he was to pay an under price for the bran, and if he carried forty quarters, he was to have it gratis. So great an improbability was it thought, that many considerable wagers were laid; however, the forty quarters ( near six ton) were carried twenty minutes within the time, to the asto- nishment of hundreds of spectators. The load upon the coach made it more than sixteen feet high, and several persons rode on it to balance the bulk. On Saturday last a gentleman of the faculty, be- longing to the hospital in the University of Cam- bridge, who, we hear, went to town on horseback to purchase the business of Mr. Douglass, an eminent apothecary in the Strand, lately deceased, was stop- ped within a mile and a half of Royston, by two Villains on horseback. These two men were seen about three miles off Royston, crossing the fields to get into the high road, on which they kept on a gen- tle trot at some distance behind the gentleman, when, on a sudden, a ruddy face man rode up, and asked him whether he was bound for London; to which, receiving no answer, he repeated the same question, adding, that he was going there, and wanted money for that purpose, and insisted that the gentleman fhould stop and deliver what he had, or he was a dead man. He then presented a pistol in his left hand, and, with his right, felt the gentleman's pockets, took his mo- ney, and a paper case, Containing private papers and some parchment writing, in which the gentleman had concealed bank notes to a pretty large amount; those he kept, but returned the parchment and other papers and likewise a ten guinea draught on a banker in town; all which he threw on the ground, when at that instant the other fellow on a black portey advanced behind the gentleman, and by means of a crooked stick, or whip, pulled him off his horse, by which he got so considerably hurt as to be obliged to pursue his journey in post chaises to town. The villains then took across the field on the left hand, for Bournbridge or Newmarket Roads, where, as the report is, they robbed several others the same day. Thursday ended the Sessions for the county of Nor- folk, when Joseph Sutton, was found guilty of steal- ing two geese, and sentenced to be publicly whipp'd on the Castle- hill. Nathaniel Jacobs, well known by the name of Squire Jacobs, an old offender, was found guilty of stealing several geese and ducks, the property of John Morle, of Denton, was sentenced to three years hard labour on the Thames. A man was convicted of violently assaulting a woman ; he was fined 10I. and committed to the Castle until the said fine is paid. The prisoners in the Castle return thanks to an un- known benefactor, for one guinea sent them on Sun- day; also for sixty penny loaves sent them on Tues- day ; likewise for twelve shillings sent them by the Grand Jury at the sessions, which was equally di- vided amongst them. The prisoners in the City Goal return their grate- ful thinks to an unknown benefactor for one guinea sent them this week ; and to J. I. Harvey, Esq. She- riff, for a hot dinner of beef and pudding, a four- penny loaf, and a quart of beer each, ordered them on Sunday next. Also, for two chaldron of coals, sent them by the Right Worshipful the Mayor, and other Gentlemen of the corporation ; and for sixty penny loaves from an unknown benefactor. - Such charitable donations have inspired the receivers with a full sense of gratitude to their worthy benefactors ; and was it not for reliefs like these, their heavy mis- fortunes would be quite insupportable at this incle- ment season of the year. Wednesday was committed to the Castle one John Howes, of South Lopham, for the non- payment of a fine of 30!. set on him by two of his Majesty's Jus- tices of the Peace, one hundred weight of smuggled tea having been found by the Officers concealed on his premises. This week a man was committed to the City Goal, for stealing a new cloak from the door of a sale- shop near St. John's Maddermarket church. The following is the import and export of wheat and flour for eight years. Exports. Imports. Qrs. Qrs. 1771 1772 1773 1774 — 15. — 269,235 177s — 28,348 — 544641 1756 — 174,940 — 20,184 1777 — 79,120 — 233,069 1758 — 124,698 — 106,394 Bon Mot.— When a certain Lord in a high office heard from Sir C H at Plymouth, that he could not sail for want of small- beer, his Lordship said, " By G— he is more in want of Spirits.'' Burials Increased 9 Fifty and Sixty 5 2 Sixty and feventy 3 0 Seventy and eighty 4 2 Eighty and ninety o 1 Ninety and one hundred o YARMOUTH, Jan. 13. Arrived. John and Sarah, Welch,, from London with goods— And one light collier. Sailed. Two Friends, Cubitt, for Dublin with malt. Royal Oak, Boulter, for Chatham with tim- ber. Satisfaction, Gofton ; and Norwich, Cook, for Hull with goods. Eleven ships for London with corn. Friends Adventure, Cunningham, for Sun- derland with flour. And three light colliers. REPLY to the DUEL. MORE whimsical sure are the Women than Men, _ Who lay by their Needles to take up the Pen; Who the follies of others with satire pursue, Forgetting to BAKE, only mischief they brew. Than let Duels no longer provoke the dull song, Since to rail at our neighbours is now all the Ton. ' Tis true false refinement has seiz'd on the sex, Who their own giddy heads with vain Novels perplex; - Who because in Romances their gay notions tower, Make their poor passive husbands the slaves of their power. For Novels with ladies are now all the Ton, And the art to write nonsense the theme of the song. Much mischief may rise from political strife, But far greater ills from a termagant wife; And better encounter with Frenchman or Don, Th- n with one who thinks raising and scandal the Ton. And ridicule surely may lash with a song, Those who scandalize only because ' tis the Ton. Since kind admonition should never be nice, To give to each authoring wholesome advice, Then prithee friend, Yea and Nay, stick to thy shop, And handle the cloth- yard— the pen thou may'st drop. No longer be Duels the theme of thy song, But the art to get money with thee all the Ton. Tho' politics never should sever a friend, Let P— m— n speak freely his cause to defend; And if his She- Friend is asham'd of her pride, To save her from Blushing, let him TAN her Hide. Then no longer be scandal the theme of the song, But truth and good- humour be ever the Ton, BunGAy, Jan, 12. WANTED immediately, a Person, thirty of ' forty Years of Age, able to undertake the Care of a large family, chiefly in Husbandry, as a Housekeeper. Enquire of Mr. MALLETT, of Dunton, near Fakenham, in Norfolk. NORFOLK. TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately, About forty Acres of exceeding good. MARSH LAND, lying in Dersingham and Ingoldsthorpe, in the County of Norfolk. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Hoste, of Ingoldsthorpe aforesaid. January 9, 1780. CAME to JOHN WORMS's, at Frettenham, a large black DOG, cropt Ears and cropt Tail, white Face, and white round his Neck, four white Feet, and a large Leather Collar on his Neck, mark'd W. T. with a Ringle thereon. Whoever has lost the said Dog, may have him again, by paying the Charges. HALIFAX, Yorkshire, Jan. 3, 1780. To the P U B L I C. ACommission Warehouse for the Reception and Sale of WOOL and YARN being now opened here, under the Inspection and Firm of Mr. John Holden and Co. All Persons interested are requested to observe, that Wool and Yarn entrusted to their Care will be faithfully disposed of, and Business executed with Integrity and Dis- patch. SWAFFHAM, Jan. 1st, 1780, ALL Persons having any Claim or Demands on the Effects late of JOHN WATTS, of North Pick- enham in the County of Norfolk, Farmer, deceased, are requested to send an Account of their respective Demands immediately to Mr. JAMES WHITING, of Swaffham in the said County, in order that the same may be discharged: And all Persons who were indebted to the said John Watts at the Time of his Decease, are desired to pay their seve- ral Debts to the said James Whiting on or before the fourth Day of March next, otherwise they will be sued for the same without further Notice. NOTICE to CREDITORS. THE Creditors of JAMES ROBINSON, of Wymondham, in the County of Norfolk, Innholder, are desired to meet at his House on Thursday the 20th Day of January Inst. by Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, in order to inspect the State of his Affairs, which will be then laid before them, and to consider of what is most be- neficial to be done in the Business. NOTICE to CREDITORS. ALL Persons who stand indebted to the Estate and Effects of Mr. JOHN ROOT, late of Turlington in the County of Norfolk, Farmer, deceased, are hereby required immediately to pay their respective Debts to Mr. William Root, of Horstead in the said County, his Ad- minstrator, or to Mr. Chapman Ives, of Coltishall in the County aforesaid, Attorney at Law, otherwise they will be sued for the same. And such Persons as have any De- mands on the said Estate and Effects, are desired to send an Account thereof to the said Mr. Root, or Mr. Ives, that the same may be discharged. NOTICE to CREDITORS. THE Creditors of JOHN JERMY, late of Litcham in Norfolk, Shopkeeper, who have not re- ceived their respective Dividends of the Money arising from the Sale of his Effects, are desired to signify their Intention of accepting the same to Messrs Hawys and Stokes, At- tornies, at Fakenham, on or before the first Day of March next, or they will be excluded any Benefit there from. And all Persons desirous of receiving such Dividends, will be paid the same upon applying to Mr. Thomas Raven, of Fakenham, aforesaid, within that Time. BY His MAJESTY's SERVANTS, from the Theatre Royal in Norwich, at the NEW THEATRE in YARMOUTH, on Saturday January ihe 15th, 1780, will be presented a Tragedy, call'd, TANCRED and SIGISMUNDA. ( Written by THOMPSON, Author of the Seasons.) To which will be added the Farce of The PADLOCK. The last Week of performing in Town this Season. By DESIRE of the LADIES in Yarmouth. On Monday, January the 17th, will be presented a Play, call'd, The MERCHANT of VENICE. ( Written by Shakespeare.) Between the Play and Entertainment, " The Soldier tir'd of War's Alarms" to be sung by Mrs. Weston, To which ( by Desire) will be added a Farce, called, The CITIZEN. And on Tuesday and Wednesday PLAYS and FARCES, As will be express'd in the Bills of the Day. To begin at Six o'Clook.— Vivant Rex & Regina. Boxes, 3s. Green Boxes, 2s. fid. Pit, 2s. Gallery, is. Tickets to be had of Mr. Griffith, near the Theatre, King- street; of Mr. Crouse, at the Post- Office; at the Wrestlers, the Angel, the Bear; of Mr. Becham, at the Theatre, of whom Places may be taken from Ten to Twelve each Day. N. B. At the Company's Stay cannot exceed Friday the 21st Inst, it is humbly requested of those Ladies and Gen- tremen, who may intend them the Honour of bespeaking Plays, that they will, as soon as possible, favour them with their Commands. Never Acted Here, And positively the last Time of performing in Town this Season. For the YEARLY BENEFIT of Mr. BROWNE. BY his MAJESTY'S SERVANTS, from the Theatre- Royal in Norwich, at the New THEATRE in YARMOUTH, on Friday January the 21st, 1780, will be presented a new Tragedy, as now performing at the Thea- tre Royal in Covent Garden with universal Applause, call'd , The FATAL FALSHOOD. ( Written by Miss Hannah Moore, Author of Percy.) End of Act III. The Picture of a Play- house; or, Bucks have at you all, by Mr. Browne. Between the Play and Entertainment, a Hunting Cantata, set by Dr. Arne, will be sung by Mrs. Weston. To which will be added a Pantomime Entertainment, call'd HARLEQUIN PLUTO. With Alterations and Additions. In which will be introduced a VIEW of Mount VESU- VIUS, near Naples, in Italy. In this Piece Mr Browne will throw himself from the Stage to the Back of the Galleryt and from thence return Head foremost over the Pit to the back Part of the Stage, as he performed at Norwich with universal Applause. To begin at Six o'Clock.— Vivant Rex & Regina. Tickets to be had of Mr. Browne; at the Wrestlers, the Angel, the Bear, and of Mr. Becham at the Theatre, of whom Places may be taken from Ten to Twelve each Day. At the THEATRE- ROYAL, by his Majesty's Servants, on Monday January the 24th, will be pre- sented a Comedy, call'd, The SUSPICIOUS HUSBAND. To which will be added a Musical Entertainment ( per- formed here but once) call'd, The FLITCH of BACON. To begin at Six o'Clock— Vivant Rex et Regina,. N. B. There have been Fires constantly lighted in the Theatre for those three Weeks past. Tickets and Places to be had of Mr D. ve NORWICH fourth SUBSCRIPTION BALL, will be at Chapel- Field- House on TUESDAY, January 18, 1780. J. SOUTH MORSE, Esq. Steward. SWAFFHAM FOURTH SUBSCRIPTION ASSEMBLY will be on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1780. T. L. CHUTE, Esq. , W. BURCH, Esq. Stewards. N. B. No Person living in Swaffham, or within six Miles, will be admitted, unless a Subscriber. AYLSHAM Last SUBSCRIPTION ASSEMBLY will be on Wednesday the 19th of January Instant. THO. BATCHEI. OR, Esq. Stewards THO. COOPER, Esq. HOLT Fifth and Last SUBSCRIPTION ASSEMBLY, for the Season, will be on Monday, January 24, 1780. RALPH LEWIS having retired from Business, his STOCK in TRADE, consisting of CHINA and EARTHEN WARE, at his Shop in the Market place, and Warehouses in Conisford, is to be disposed of. N. B. The Dwelling- house and Warehouses in Conisford Street, in the said Ralph Lewis's Occupation, to be Sold or Lett. For Particulars, apply to Messrs. Foster and Cooper, Attorneys, in Norwich. E DUCATION. THE Rev. Mr. DEANE begs Leave to inform his Friends, and the Public in general, that he in- tends ojening his School at Market- Harling for the Re- ception of Boarders, on Monday the 17th Instant, where Youth will be carefully instructed in the English and clas- sical Languages, also in Writing, Arithmetick, & c. Those Persons who think proper to intrust him with the Care of their Children, may depend the utmost Pains will be taken to hasten their Improvement. N. B. Terms for Board and Learning, twelve Pounds a Year, Half a Guinea Entrance. . SUFFOLK, ESSEX, and NORFOLK. A. S. ALDERTON having opened a BOARD- ING and DAY- SCHOOL, at Beccles in Suffolk, presents her respectful Compliments to the Ladies and Gentlemen in Beccles, and its Environs, and likewise to her Friends in Ipswich and YARMOUTH, and begs leave to acquaint them and the Public in general, that her House situated between the Church- yard and Market- place) is now ready for the Reception of Boarders and Day- Scholars. Her Terms are, Parlour Boarders 21I. per Ann. Entrance 2l. 2S. Boarders, fourteen Guineas and one Guinea En- trance, Tea, Sugar, and Washing excepted; to bring with them half a Dozen breakfast Napkins. The strictest At- tention will be paid to the Morals of those Pupils commi - ted to her Care, and to every Part of their Education. Tambour, Dresden, Dearning, Plain Work, & c. at Eight Shillings per Quarter. Reading, Writing, Arith- metic and the Italian Method of Book, keeping taught by A. S. ALDERTON from Half past Eleven in the Morn- ing until One o'Clock, during which Time, all Sorts of School and Blank Books, Pens, Ink, Paper, Sealing- Wax, & c. may be had. Music and Dancing by proper Masters. SURVey of n ORFOLk, Eight Sheets,— Two Guineas : [ Dedicated to the Right Hon. the EARL of ORFORD THIS MAP, it is hoped, will be published some- time in 1780, and will best apologize for the Length of Time taken on the Survey, and Engravings. PLANS of Norwich, Lynn- Regis, Yarmouth, Thetford, East- Dereham, and Swaffham, will be given; and the INDEX will be rendered more useful than hitherto proposed. Subscriptions received by M. J. Armstrong, St. Mi- chael's at Plea; and by the Booksellers, & c. Lately published, On one ImperialSheet, Price 3s. 6d. An Accurate PLAN of GREAT YARMOUTH. With an Historical Epi ome. FINE young ASHEN PLANTS, very strong and healthy, from twelve to eighteen Feet high, to be sold at Four- pence each ; fit to be planted 0n Commons. The Purchaser may pick and chuse out of twenty thousand Plants. Enquire of Mr. William Clemence at East Dereham, or of Mr. John Bone at East Bilney, or of Mr. Christopher Munnings at Lynn Regis, Norfolk, ' Plough Inn, Prince's Street, St. Ann's, Soho- NORWICH New, Elegant and Expeditious C O A C H, In FIFTEEN HOURS, through SUDBURY and BURY, well Lighted and Guarded. SETS out from the above Inn every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Nights, at Ten o'Clock, to the White Swan, in St. Peter's, Norwich, and returns from thence every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Nights, nt Ten o'Clock, to carry Five inside Passengers,, at fl. 8s. each, allowed 12lb. Weight of Luggage, and all above to pay Three- halfpence per Pound. Short Passengers Three- pence per Mile. The Proprietors of this Undertaking are determined to make it as agreeable as possible, as they will not carry any outside Passengers whatever, and will not be accountable for any Plate, Jewels, Writings, or any Thing above 5I. Value, unless entered as such, and paid for accordingly. Neat Post- Chaises at 11d. per Mile, Duty free. Performed by T. FOSTER, Princes- street, Soho, and T. TILBURY, Norwich. To Sudbury. To Bury — — 0180 To Norwich — — 180 N. B. Calls at the Black Bull Inn, Leadenhall street, both going out and coming into Town, where Places and Parcels are taken in and carefully booked. Post- Chaise Work At NINe- PeNCE per Mile, Duty included. MESS. ROBERT LEWIS, at the Angel, Norwich, ROBERT HOBBLEDAY, Crown Inn, Attleburgh, Norfolk, and RICHARD MARSHALL, at the Red Lion Iim, Newmarket, Suffolk, moft gratefully return their best Acknowledgements to such Ladies and Gentlemen as have employed them in the Post Chaise Business, and beg Leave to inform them and the Public in general, that they have engaged a Quantity of choice Cattle, with the most modern and convenient Chaises, to travel on the Newmarket Road with Chaise and Pair of Horses at Nine- pence per Mile ; and with Four Horses at One Shilling and Three- pence per Mile, as usual, Duty INCLUDED. They further beg Leave to assure the Public, that they are determined to be particular in the Choice of their Drivers, and on all Occasions will pay a due Attention to every Lady or Gentleman's Complaints. The Favors of the Public to encourage this Undertaking, will be most gratefully acknowledged, By their most obedient humble Servants, ROBERT LEWIS, ROBERT HOBBLEDAY, and RICHARD MARSHALL. N. B. In order to render this Conveyance as expeditio and convenient as possible, the above Proprietors have six a proper Number of Chaises with able Horses, at t Hare and Hound at Elden, within four Miles of Thetford to run on the above Terms .— The Distance from Norw to Attleburgh 15 Miles, from thence to Elden 19 M and from Elden to Newmarket 16 Miles ; by which M Employers, will save one Stage,' YARMOUTH TURNPIKE. NOTICE is hereby given, that a Meeting of the Trustees for the said Turnpike will be held at the Guildhall in the City of Norwich, on Thursday tha 27th Day of this instant January; at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon', January 12, 1780. TO LETT immediately, or at Lady next, a compleat Dwelling- House, conveniently situated for the Market; being in the lower Half- Moon Yard ; it con- sists of a Parlour, Hall, Kitchen, and Washhouse, three Chambers; two Garrets; and very good Cellars. Enquire of Mr. John Wood, Grocer, St. Stephen's, or of Mr. Booth In the Half- Moon Yard. TO be LETT, and enter'd upon immediately all that capital MANSION, with the Appurtenances, late in the Occupation of Mr. ROBERT MINGAY, at Shot- tisham, together with any Quantity of Land not exceeding forty Acres. For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. Samuel Sendall of Shottisham, or Mr. Isaac Hoyle in Norwich. FARMS to be LETT. A Gentleman in Devonshire having at this Time . several Hundred Acres of very improveable Lifehold Lands, with proper Farm- Houses, Barns; on each Farm ( which are lately fallen into Hand) Part of which he is now converting into a proper Proportion of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture, wishes to introduce the Norfolk Mode of Agriculture ; on Account erf which the greatest Encouragement will ba given to intelligent Norfolk Far- mers, who would wish to treat for the same at moderate Rents. For further Particulars enquire af Mr. Bailey Bird, Land Surveyor, Norwich. NORWICH. Dec. 15, 1779 TO be LETT, three genteel SHOPS in the Market, at reduced Rents, commodiously situated for the Increase of Trade, together with and adjoining three airy GARDENS, which will add Comfort to this pre- ferable Spot for Business. Enquire of Messrs. Carter and Copping, Grocers, at the Hall's End in the Market. N. B. William Creasey retiring from Trade, returns his sincere Thanks for all Favours confer'd upon him by his Friends; what Debts are due from him, by applying to Messrs Foster and Cooper, Attornies in Norwich, will be fully satisfied, whef are impowered to receive all Monies due to the Estate Of the said William Creasey, all of which are fully to be paid and adjusted within three Months from the Date hereof, or otherwise such Persons as neglect, will be dued without further Notice. EDGEFIELD near HOLT, Norfolk. To be SOLD by AUCTION ( or private Contract) By HENRY KEYMER, from East Dereham, On Wednesday the 19th Day of January, 1780, at the Farm House of Mr. Robert Crask, situate in Edgefield aforesaid, THE Houshold Furniture, Dairy and Brewing Utensils, Farming Stock and Implements in Hus- bandry, of the said Robert Crask , consisting of Beds, Chest of Drawers, Walnut- tree Bureau, Clock with Wainscot Caae, Tables, Chairs, Dresser, Braas, Pewter and Earthen Ware, Milk Leads, Churn, Copper, Tubs and Beer Ves- sels, Waggon, Carts, Ploughs and Harrows, Horses, Cows, Swine, and various other Articles, The Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, and continue till all are aold. The Creditors of the said Robert Crask are earnestly desired to send their Accounts to Thomas Mendham of Briston, as it is intended after the Rent of the said Farm shall be paid, to pay the said Creditors with the Residue of the Money arising from the Sale of the above Effects, so far as such Residue will extend ; and all Persons who are indebted to the said Robert Crask, are requested forthwith to pay their respective Debts to the said Thomas Mendham, who is authorised to receive and give Discharges for the same, otherwise legal Means will be used for Recovery of such Debts. To be SOLD by AUCTION, At the King's Head in Diss, in the County of Norfolk, on Friday the 28th of January, 1780; between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon, unless sooner dis- posed of by private Contract, of which Notice will be given in this Paper, AMESSUAGE with convenient Outhouses in good Repair, and about Thirty- two Acres of very rich Land, wirh Right of Commonage on the extensive Commons of Winfarthing and Banham, now in the Occu- pation of Mr. John Brewster, at the yearly Rent of 30I. Also, Two Tenements and about five Acres of Land, lying in Diss aforesaid, near Diss Common, in the Occu- pation of Mr. Thomas Sands and his Undertenants, of tha yearly Value of 10I. 10s. For further Particulars enquire of Messrs. Meadows and Browne, of Diss aforesaid. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Messrs. SAMPSON and SPURRIER, On Wednesday the 2d of February, at Garraway's Coffee- house, Exchange Alley, Cornhill, London; at Twelve o'Clock, unless disposed of by private Contract before, the 25th Instant , THE next PRESENTATION, with the Perpe- tual ADVOWSON of the RECTORY of ROYDON near Diss, in the County of NORFOLK, consisting of the GREAT TITHES of the whole Parish, with about FIFTY ACRES of rich Glebe, the annual Produce upwards of TWO HUNDRED and SIXTY POUNDS. The Age of the present Incumbent is thirty- five, which renders it 3 Purchase particularly eligible for any Gentleman having a young Son whom he intends bringing up to the Church. Printed Particulars may be had of Mr. Henry Browne, of Diss, Mr. Sampson, No 29, Budge- Row, and of Mr. Spurrier, No. 101, Leadenhall street, London, or at the Place of Sale. This Day is published, Price Three- pence. AFORM of PRAYER, to be used in all Churches and Chapels throughout that Part of Great Britain called England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, upon Friday the 4th of February- next, being the Day appointed by Proclamation for a GENERAL FAST and Humiliation before Almighty God, to be observed in most devout and solemn Manner by sending up our Prayers and Supplications to the Divine Majesty : For obtaining Pardon of our Sins, and for averting those heavy Judgments, which our manifold Provocations have most justly deserved ; and imploring his Blessing and As- sistance on the Arms of his Majesty by sea and . Land, and for restoring and perpetuating Peace, Safety, and Prospe- rity to himself, and to his Kingdoms. By his MAJESTY'S Special Command. London : Printed for T. Carnan in St. Paul's Church- yard, and sold by all the Booksellers in Town and Country. STOLEN, or STRAYED, from Mr. Thomas Vincent's, of Crimplesham, near Downham- Market, Norfolk, On Tuesday the 21st of December, 1779, a brown Riding MARE, full aged, switch Tail, hanging Mane, a Range down to her Nose, and a very large Snip, a little white on her off Foot behind, very much blown of all her Legs, without Shoes, and with Foal. Whoever will give Intelligence of the said Mare to Mr. Vincent, so that she may be had again, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward 5 and, if stolen, whoever will give Information of the Per- son or Persons who stole her, so that he or they he convict- ed thereof shall upon Conviction receive a Reward of FIVE GUINEAS, out of a Fund established in the Hundred of Clackclose, for prosecuting Felonies. EDMUND SAFFORY, Downham- Market, Treasurer. From the St. JAMES's CHRONICLE. THE President of the Protestant Association, informed the said Association, that in obedience - to their resolve of Thursday last, " That a deputa- tion be appointed to wait upon the Right Hon. the Lord North, to request his Lordship to present, and support the petition of the Association, and to report his Lordship's answer to the next publick meeting," he had witten the following letter, as the first proper step for carrying their commands into execution, viz. the Right Hon. Lord North, First Lord of the Trea- sury, & c. & c. & c. My Lord, Inclosed I send your Lordship the copy of the resolves of the Protestant Association. You will see by them, that, as President, I am nominated one Of their deputation to wait upon your Lordship; and that the association have adjourned only to Thursday next, to receive your Lordship's answer. I write this to apprise your Lordship of our com- ing ; and to request to know whether Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday, will suit most with your Lord- ship's convenience ? Your Lordship knows, that you did not delay a single hour in returning me a satisfactory answer, when I had the honour to write to your Lordship on the business of the Committee of Correspondence for the Protestant interest at Edinburgh; and I trust that as you are a friend to the Protestants in London, your Lordship will show a similar attention to their application. I have the honour to be, my Lord, Your Lordship's most obedient, And humble servant, G. GORDON. Welbec- Street, Friday Dec. 31, 1779, Six o'clock, afternoon. Lord North sent no answer to the above letter till Monday, between two and three o'clock, when a messenger Came to the President, from Lord North, and appointed twelve o'clock, next day ( Tuesday) to receive the deputation. On Tuesday at twelve, the deputation waited upon Lord North, in Downing street, and after a conference of near two hour's, they understood his Lordship declined either to present or support the pe tition of the Protestant Association; The President then desired Lord North to give his answer under his own hand, that he might deliver his Lordship's words exactly to the Association. Lord North said he would send a written answer that evening to the President. Lord North did not send a written answer that evening to the President, but at one o'clock on Wed- nesday ( yesterday) his Lordship sent the following letter, viz. To the Right Hon. Lord GEORGE GORDON, & c. & c. & c. " My LORD, " AFTER having fully re considered all that passed yesterday at my house, I see no reason to alter the opinion I then expressed, and must beg leave to decline presenting the petition your Lordship left with me, or engage to support any bill that may be brought into Parliament for repealing the act passed for the relief of the Roman Catholicks in 1778. " I have the honour to be, " With the greatest respect, my Lord, " Your Lordship's most faithful, humble servant, Downing- street, Jan. 5, 1780. " NORTH." Published by order of the Association, G. GORDON, President. Extract from the minutes, JAMES FISHER, Secretary. The Right Hon. the Lord North having declined to present or support the petition of the Protestant Association for a repeal of the Popish Act. RESOLVED, That the Right Hon. the President be requested to make an immediate application to our Protestant Brethren in Scotland, to unite with this As- sociation in petitioning Parliament for a repeal of the late Act in favour of Popery. Resolved, That an application be made to the re- presentatives in Parliament for the cities of London and Westminster, to request them to support the Pe- tition of the Protestant Association. Resolved, That the Petition be left at the Old Crown and Rolls Tavern, Chancery lane, London, until the next meeting ; and that the Committee do attend between the hours of twelve and two every day ( Sun- day excepted) to receive the signatures of the Pro- sestants in London and Westminster. Resolved, That this Association do adjourn to the next quarterly meeting, to be held at Coach- maker's hall, on Friday the 14th day of January instant, at six o'clock in the evening. Done in Association at London, on the 6th day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. By order of the Association, G. GORDON, President. Extract from the minutes. JAMES FlSHER, Sec. a paper, on which pensions ard places were enume- rated towards the close of each Session, with innu- metable items, were annexed to it, fit only for the Royal eye, and on the instant of its receiving the. nature was burnt. He called to mind the partiality with which the county of Middlesex in particular was oppressed by the house tax and other grievous impositions. The Freeholders of Middlesex were in general charged fifteen shillings in the pound upon the whole of their property, surely then it was their business to take care of the remaining five. Their were no means of truly securing themselves; no means of rescuing their country from the baleful effects of Court Influ- ence, and Parliamentary corruption, but by with- holding their money. This was the effectual reme- dy ; for when the source and means of corruption failed, the corruption also must cease. This, he said, was no party measure— it was a measure of great public concern, and they only made it a party measure who withdrew themselves from it. . He then read a petition, addressed to the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, which was almost verbatim with that from the county of York ; when Col. Miles got up, and proposed an amendment to the first part of the petition, which says, " That many of our valuable Colonies having declared them- selves independent, have formed a strict confederacy with France and Spain, the dangerous and invete rate enemies of Great Britain, & c." which amend ment was, " That certain perfons in office drove them to that alarming confederacy." He was answered by George Grieve, Esq. who begged his friend to withdraw his motion for two reasons; first, that many friends to the constitution had in the early stage of the American war approved of the proceedings of Administration, as acting con- stitutionally; and that now it might hinder that una- nimity which he hoped to see prevail. And in the second place, he thought the same words in the seve- ral petitions to Parliament might have the better ef- fect. On which Col. Miles withdrew his amendment, and the motion was carried nem. con. After which two resolutions similar to those car- ried at the York meeting were read and approved of, and a Committee of fifty- one Gentlemen was ap- pointed to carry on the business, and the necessary correspondence with the kingdom. Mr. Grieve then made a motion, that the thanks of that meeting be given to the noble Lords and Commons, who have uniformly and unequivocally stood forth in the defence of the constitutional rights of their Country, and for reforming the state, which was carried nem. con. The thanks of the meeting were then given to the Duke of Portland, Earl Har- court, Lord Craven, and Lord Beaulieu, who ho- noured that meeting with their presence. Thanks were likewise given to the Chairman for his conduct, and also to the Sheriff's for their spirited and polite conduct, which last was accompanied with three huz- zas. The meeting was then adjourned till the 11th of April, to be then held at Free- Masons Hall, Great Queen- street. W A T E R M I L L, & c. To be SOLD, and entered upon immediately, A a very pood Dwelling- House, with convenient Out- houses belonging, situate at Wramplingham near Norwich, and a Parcel of Land adjoining; also those very de- sirable and compleat Mills, called Wramplingham Mills. For further Particulars, apply to Mr Matsell at Lynn, Mr. Micklefield, Attorney, at Stoke, Mr. Jehosaphat Postle, Attorney, at Norwich, or to Messrs. Foster and Cooper at Norwich, or to Mr. Tawell at Wymondham. TO be SOLD, the Capital MESSUAGE of the 1Ate JOHN GURNEY, in the Parish of St. Augustine in the City of Norwich, being a substantial and commodi- ous House, with all necessary Offices, and a large Garden adjoining, in all Respects fit for a Gentleman's Family ; the Situation is airy and agreeable. A Coach- house and Stables, as also a contiguous Estate, suitable for Work- Rooms, will be sold with it or not, at the Option of a Purchaser. Further Particulars may be had of Thomas Kett, Pot- tergate- Street. JUDGE BLACKSTON's thoughts on the civil list, and the power of the crown, IT is to he considered, that everv Prince, in the first Parliament after his accession, has by long usage a truly royal addition to his hereditary revenue settled upon him for his life; and has never any oc- casion to apply to Parliament for supplies, but upon public necessity of the whole realm. This restores him to that constitutional independence, which at his first accession seems, it must be owned, to be wanting. And then, with regard to power, we may find per- haps that the hands of Government are at least suffi- ciently strengthened, and that an English Monarch is now in no danger of being overborne by either the nobility or the people. The instruments of power are not perhaps so open and avowed as they formerly were, and therefore are the less liable to jealous and' invidious reflections; but they are not the weaker upon that account. In short our national debt and taxes ( besides the inconveniencies before mentioned) have also in their natural consequences thrown such weight of power into the executive scale of Go- vernment, as we cannot think was intended by our patriot ancestors; who gloriously struggled for the abolition of the then formidable parts of the preroga- tive, and by an unaccountable foresight established this system in their stead. The entire collection and management of so vast a revenue being placed in the hands of the crown, have given rise to such a multi- tude of new offices, created by and removeable at To the Proprietor of the ENGLISH COFFEE. SIR, IWas violently afflicted with a lingering Fever, occasioned, I was informed- by when I had got rid of, was left in a most dreadful state, having constant tremors on me, and total aversion to meat of all kinds, with such a constant weariness. that I never Car'd to move off my chair. In this wretched state I languished for months, when an acquaintance of mine recommended your ENGLISH COFFEE, which restored me to my usual health, in taking it two months. This I thought proper to communicate to you, which you may publish, if you think fit, for the good of others. I am. Sir, At Mr. Austin's Your very humble Servant, St. Pancras Wells. S. STEPHENS. This invaluable Restorative as well as preservative of Health, which is a balsamic extracted from a variety of the choicest aromatic plants and herbs, and also- barks,. has not only the voice of the public for its recommenda- tion, but that of the first of the faculty, for every species of consumptive and nervous complaints, viz. recent cold » , coughs of long standing, asthmas, tremors, vertigos, pal- pitations, and spasmatic twitches, in all which cases it operates with amazing success. As this Coffee has been established these twelve years, and numbers have happily experienced its efficacy, it wants not the panygeric of a newspaper to give it a grace no, it must depend as hitherto it has done, on its own in- trinsic worth. It is to be drank for breaKfast as tea or so- reign coffee, and is as inviting to the taste as if is salubri- ous to the body, and much more nutrimemal to a decay- ed constitution than either sago or jelly. Sold at 2s. 6d per canister, at Lee Roe's Warehouse, No. 9, Silver- street, Fleer street. Sold also by JoHN CROUSE, the Printer of this Paper, who has just received a FRESH- Parcel of the above COFFEE. Turlington's Original Balsam of Life. IS prepared and sold by Martha Wray, Niece, and Hilton Wray, successors of Mr. Robert Turlington, the paten tee, at the original Warehouse, the King's Arms, No. 14 Birchin Lane, London, where all persons may be assured of having the original genuine BALSAM OF LIFE, truly pre paied, as in his life- time, no other person being acquainted therewith. The balfam is sold in bottles of 35. 6d. & 1s. 9d. each ; & to prevent counterfeits, each bottle will be wr pped in direction, signed with the hand- writing of Hilton Wray only, and the bottles sealed with a seal, bearing his coat of arms, and the coat of arms of Robert Turlington, without which it is a spurious compotition, and may be of the worst consequence if taken. This valuable medicine has always proved a sovereign re- medy for the stone, gravel, cholic, gout, rheumatism, asthma- tical complaints, pleurctic disorders, coughs, agues, decays of nature, inward weaknesses, broken constitutions, all inward bleedings of whatsoever nature, in short, for almost every j disorder incident to the human frame. If outwardly applied, it is a sovereign remedy for green wounds At the above Warehouse are fold Daffy's, Stoughton's, Squire's, Radcliff's, and Bostock's Elixirs ; Golden and Plain Spirits of Scurvy Grass ; Hungary, Lavender, Rose, Honey, and Citron Waters; Hooper's and Anderson's Pills, Bateman's Drops, British Oil, Godfrey's, and several other sorts of cordials, and other articles in the medicinal way. N. B. Some persons basely continue to advertise; that upon the death of Mr. Turlington, they became possessed On the receipt for making the above balsam; such are gross impositions, as Mr. Turlington never did make known his method of preparing it to any person but to William Wray, his partner, and the said Martha Wray, his widow, to whom he left the trade by will. These Medicines may be had of Mr. Brook, Norwich; Mr. Keymer, Colchester; Mr. Keymer, Hadleigh ; Mr. Shaw, Ipswich; Mr. Ridley, Wood. ridge; Mr. Miller, Bungay ; Mr. Ransome, Northwalsham ; Mr. Potter, Fakenham; Mrs. Noak, Downham; Mr. Eaton, Brandon ; Mr. Foreman, Newmarket, Mr. Elliot, Mildenhall; Mr. Digby, Bury, Mr. Frost, Chelmsford ; and Eaton and Chicheley Yarmouth. An Account of the Proceedings at a numerous and respec table Meeting of the Freeholders of Middlesex, held on Friday at the Mermaid at Hackney, in conaequence of a public Notice given by the Sheriffs of the County, AT one o'clock Sheriff Wright took the chair ( Sheriff Pugh being confined ' with, the gout did - not attend) when he read a requisition made to him, ligned by several Freeholders of the county, requir ing the meeting, the purport of which was, " to con- sider of the propriety of entering into resolutions, , and co- operating with the noble lords who formed the Minority on the 7th and 15th of December on the motions for the retrenchment of the civil list, for controlling the public expenditure, & c. After the Sheriff had performed his official duty, ! ' Alderman Townsend was voted in the chair, when the Hon. Mr. Byng addressed the Freeholders, and ' pointed out the present calamitous state of the king- dom, and the necessary Constitutional exertions of the people to endeavour to restore it to its ancient dignity and happiness. The waste of three or four hundred thousand pounds a year, he said, though a sum amply deserving the attention of the public, was not the principal grievance and evil of which the peo- ple had to complain. It was the application of that sum towards the corruption of Parliament. It was the destroying the independence of the Representa- tivesof the people; undermining the constitution, and extending the influence of the crown, of which the people did complain. The number of places and pensions were not known. The red book indeed gave a tolerably large account of the former, but it was a fact well founded, that there were many more not enumerated there, nor known to the public. There was but too much reason to believe the report which he had reason to believe was well founded, that By Authority of the King's Patent, 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 hu- mours, 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 a sweet and plea- sant breath, immediately after application. It refines the palate, and preserves a pleasant taste in the mouth. It preserves all the teeth that are found entire, and those that are decayed from growing any worse. It will always prevent their aching after this application, It makes them as beautiful and white as the whitest ivory. It al- ways keeps the mouth free from cankers, and all other hot and dangerous humours, Price 1s. the box. Alfo may tie had St the above Warehoufc, by virtue of the King's Royal Patent. the royal pleasure, that they have extend the influ ence of Government to every corner of the nation : witness the Commissioners, and the multitude of de- pendents on the customs, in every part of the king- dom ; the commissioners of excise, and their nume- rous subalterns in every in- land district ; the post- masters and their servants planted in every town, and upon every publick road; the commissioners of the stamps and their distributors, which are full as scattered and full as numerous; the officers of the salt duty, which, though a species of excise, and conducted in the same manner, are yet made a dis- tinct corps from the ordinary managers of that reve- nue ; the surveyors of houses and windows ; the re- ceivers of the land tax ; the managers of lotteries ; and commissioners of hackney coaches; all which are either mediately, or immediately, appointed by the crown, and removable at pleasure without any reason assigned. These it requires but little penetration to see must give that power, on which they depend for subsistance, an influence most amasingly extensive; to this may be added, the frequent opportunities of confering particular obligations, by preference in loans, subscriptions, tickets, remittances, and other money transactions, which will greatly increase this influence, and that over those persons whose attach- ment on account of their wealth is frequently the most desirable. All this is the natural, though per- haps the unforeseen, consequence of erecting our funds of credit, and to support them establishing our present perpetual taxes ; the whole of which is en- tirely new since the Revolution in 1660, and by far the greatest part since the Revolution in 1668 ; and the same may be said with regard to the officers in our numerous army, and the places which the army has created, all which put together gives the execu- tive power so persuasive an energy with respect to the persons themselves, and prevailing an interest with their friends and families, as will amply make amends for the loss of external prerogative. But though this profusion of offices should have no effect on individuals, there is still another newly ac- quired branch of power, and that is not the influence 0nly but the force of a disciplined army; paid in- deed ultimately bv the people, but immediately by the crown ; raised by the crown, officered by the Crown, commanded by the crown. They are kept on foot it is true only from year to year, and that by the power of Parliament; but during that year they must by the nature of our constitution, if raised at all, be at the absolute disposal of the crown ; and there need but few words to demonstrate how great a trust is thereby reposed in the prince by his people, a trust; that is more than equivalent to a thousand lit- tle troublesome prerogatives. Also, Of J. CROUSE may be had, THE FOLLOWING GENUINE MEDICINES I. The True EAU de FLEURS de VENICE or the VENETIAN BLOOM WATER This curious Water extracted from the most fragrant Flowers, is beyond any beauty Will ever yet discovered, giving to the Skin, the greatest Whiteness and Softness imaginable. It takes away Pimples, Freckles and Spots of every Kind, with all disagreeable Redness, Tans and Sunburns. It de- stoys those minute Worms ( Maggots) which lodges under and deform the Skin. It preferves from Wrinkles even to an advanced Age, and gives to the whole Complexion in a very short Time, that healthful and blooming Ap- pearance which it ought to have when free from Disor- ders. It is not in the least of the nature of Paint, being as clear and as transparent as Chrystal. It is also excel- lent for the Eyes, strengthening and preserving the Sight. Price 3s. the Bottle, and 3d. to be returned for every empty Bottle. II. The AROMATIC TOOTH WATER, in- vented by CAPPRON, Dentist to His Most Christian Majesty ; which not. only cleanses and whitens the Teeth, but preserves the Gums, nourishes and makes them grow. It eradicates the most inveterate Scurvy, renders those Teeth that are loose and ready to fall out, firm and fixed; preserves such as are sound, and prevents their spoiling'. This Aromatick Water has, besides, the Virtue of curing all disagreeable Smells from the Breath, which is owing to the Scurvy in the Gums, and rotten Teeth. Price 1s, the Bottle. III. GODFREY'S GENERAL CORDIAL* universally known and acknowledged to be a Medicine which plainly answers to its Name, as it has general ten- dency to the curing of almost every Disease. This Cor- dial is of the most excellent Use for young Childien that are weakly and restless ; and it is a safe and useful Me- dicine for Fits. Six- pence a Bottle. IV. FRIAR'S useful BALSAM. This well- known Balsam is the same as that called Wade's Balsam, Jesuits Drops, & c. ' Tis made of many of the richest Balsams or Gums in Nature. Musitanus, Pomet, and Le- Jackson's Tincture, 1s. a bot- tle Hatfield's Tincture, 1s Dr Hoopet's Female Pills, is Betton's true and genuine British Oil, 1s. Dr. Bateman's Golden and Plain Spirits of Scurvy- Grass, Dr. Stoughton's Great Sto- machic Elixir, Dr. Anderson's, or the true Scots Pills, is, a box Dr. Godfrey's General Cor- dial, 6d. The Bathing Spirit, 6d. Improved Daffy's Elixir Is. 3d. a bottle Squire's Grand Elixir, 1s. 3d. Dr. Ratcliff's Purging Elixir | Dr. Bostock's Cordial, is. 3d. l is. Also, The Famous Corn Salve, that cures hard or soft • corns in two or three weeks, and always gives Immediate ease when applied, price is. 6d. the box. N. B. The above Medicines are sold by J. Crouse, W. Chase, in Norwich ; R. Swift, P. Carver, T. Stafford,; in Wymondham ; J. Driver, in Attleburgh ; H. Palmore in Market Harling ; W. Crisp, in Loddon ; J. Stewart, in Beccles ; M. Terry, in Wickham Market ; C. Pun, hard, in Ipswich ; D. Catlin, in Lynn; M. Catlin, in St. Jermains, W. Chapman, in Downham ; A. West, in Stoke ; and by at leaft one creditable Shopkeeper most Towns in Great Britain, & c. & c. Add to all this, that besides the Civil List, the immense revenue of seven millions sterling, which is annually paid to the creditors of the publick, or carried to the Sinking Fund, is first deposited in the Royal Exchequer, and thence issued out to the respective offices of payment. This revenue the people can never refuse to raise, because it is made perpetual by act of parliament; which also, when well considered, will appear to be a trust of great de- licacy and high importance. Upon the whole, therefore, I think it is clear, that whatever may have become of the ' nominal, the real power of the crown has not been too far weakened by any transaction in the last century. Much indeed is given up, but much also is acquired. The stern commands of prerogative have yielded to the milder voice of influence. The slavish and exploded doc- trine of non- resistance has given way to a military establishment by law, and to the disuse of parlia- ments has succeeded a parliamentary trust of an im- mense perpetual revenue. When indeed by the free operations of the Sinking Fund our national debt shall be lessened, when the posture of foreign affairs and the universal introduction of a well- planned and national militia, will suffer our formidable army to be thinned and regulated ; and when ( in consequene of all) our taxes shall be gradually reduced; this ad- ventitious power of the crown will slowly and imper- ceptibly diminish, as it slowly and imperceptibly rose. - But till that shall happen, it will be our especial du- ty, as good subjects and good Englishmen, to reve- rence the crown, and yet guard against corrupt and servile influence from those who are intruded with > tt in its authority ; to be loyal yet free, obedient and yet independant. mery, give it the following extraordinary Character : — EX- ternatly it cures wounds and' Ulcers in all Parts of the Body, let any Accident whatever attend them, even gar- greens and Cancers ; heals ulcers in the Mouth and Face, and one Drop put into the Eye is a Remedy for all Disorders of whatever Kind. Price is. V. PURGING SUGAR PLUMBS, a certain Cure for Worms in Men, Women and Children, brought to Perfection by many Years Careful Study and Observa- tion ; and which Experience has proved to be an infallible Destroyer of in Men, Women and Children. This is a most safe Medicine, and may he given to Infants without Danger of catching Cold. It is not Only calculated ro destroy Worms, but will effectually cure all those Diseases which are occasioned by a too great viscidity of the Fluids. If they are not liked in the form of Sugar Plumbs, they will readily dissolve and mix with in Spoonful of any Liquor. Price 1s. a Box. VI. STOUGHTON's CORDIAL STOMACH eLIXIR, most excellent in Hypochondriack or Hysteric Vapours In Men and Women, and what accompanies such, as sick Fits, finking of Spirits, Faintness, Trem- bling, and Melancholy, quickly raising and iskning the Spirits. It procures a sweet Breath, and takes off all unsavory Belchings, it keeps the Blood in an even State, and will not suffer it to stagnate, corrupt or putiify. ' Tis excellent in Tea, in Wine is very pleasant, and in Beer or Ale it makes excellent Purl, and Purl Royal in Sack. Price 1s. the Bottle. VII. HAMILTON'S ASTHMATIC EFFLUVIA confirmed by Daily Experience to be unequalled in the Cure of Asthmatic Complaints, or Difficulty of Breath- ing. Mr. HAMILTON, ( near 70 Years of Age) the Author of this most excellent Remedy, having been troubled with a violent Asthma for several Years, and finding that all internal Medicines he took by Advice of the Faculty served only to increase his Disoider, after « Number of Experiments, was so fortunate as to discover an ASTHMATIC EFFLUVIA, which being drawn in by the Air we breathe, gives certain and never- failing Relief in the Space- of a few Minutes. It is obvious to every Man of Reason what superior Advantages are To he expected from a Remedy whose volatile Qualities are immediately conveyed to the Parts affected, Whether Asthmatic or Consumptive ; as it instantly dislodges the tough Phleghm which occasions the great Difficulty of Breathing. Near 10,000 PErsons ( both old and young) feci its happy Effects Day and Night. Prices of the Bottles 2s. 6d. 5*. and 10s. 6d. VIII. ESSENCE of the BALSAM of TOLU. Most, if not all Authors agree, that there is not a better and more efficacious Medicine in all Decays ( but espe- cially those of the Breast and Lungs) than the Balsam from which this Essence is extacted. It extends its Bal- samic Virtues to the remotest Parts, softens the Blood, strengthens the Stomach, and keeps the Nerves warm and springy ; where the Lungs are stuffed with viscid Phleghm and sharp Rheum, which irritates them in Asthmas, Hooping Coughs, Consumptions, & c. This Medicine has been most eminent of the Faculty, who all agree that it is possessed of extraordinary Virtues of these Disorder's. IX. TURLINGTON'S BALSAM of LIFE, has also proved a sovereign Remedy for the Cholic, Gout, Rheumatism, pleuretic Disorders, Coughs, Decays of Nature, inward Weaknesses broken Constitutions all in- ward Bleedings of whatsoever Nature in short for almost every Disorder incident to the human Frame. If out- wardly applied, it is a sure and safe Remedy for any Cut, Bruise, Scald or Burn, without any other Application. Sold in Bottles of as. 6d.- and 1s. 9d. each. - " NORWICH: Printed by JOHN CROUSE, in the Market- Place,-— Price THRee PeNCE.
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