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The Whitehall Evening-Post


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Date of Article: 16/09/1784
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The Whitehall PriCE THREE- PENCE. | From TUESDAY, September 14, to THURSDAY, September 16, 1784. Fosi , i- So > 576s- THOUGHTS ON THE EAST INDIA BILL. Bv ONE OF THE PEOPLE. ( Continued f rom our Paper of Saturday last.) Lolme, carry with them an authority far supe- rior to any which can be derived from the rea- sonings of these pages. To these Iwill refer my Reader, and he will certainly think it a mat- ter of no small weight, when he finds such men agreed on this subject, and pointing mously the following principles parties Ii come now to consider the remaining part of the Bill, relating to the Trial of Offences which have been commuted in india. And here, in the first placc, we have that which forms indeed the ground- work ot the whole plan, the universal consent of necessity of the object. For We are told from every side, that the temp- tations to guilt in India are such as can never be counteracted, but by the utmost vigour of effi- cient laws, to be executed not only in that coun- try, but here also, at a distance from local pre- judice, from personal partiality, from the hopes of favour, and from the dread of power. How much our system of Indian Government is in that respect deficient, may be learned from the encouragement which is now held out to delin- quents, by recent and striking examples of im- punity. We have all seen, that persons accused of the most flagrant crimes that can even in that country be committed, have defeated every at- tempt to bring them to punishment ; and have baffled not only the authority of the King's Bench, our highest court of criminal justice, but even the majesty and terrors of Parliament itself. And, undoubtedly, it was not to any remissness in their prosecutors, but to the genius of our courts of law, and to the very frame and Constitution of a deliberative assembly, that the persons here alluded to were indebted on those occasions. What then remained, but the creation of some new Tribunal, to which might be given a power over those offences, which, in the ordi- nary courses of common law, and parliamentary proceeding, have defied the arm of justice. This was stated by Mr. Fox, when he opened ' his Bill to the late House of Commons, as a • point of indispensable necessity, without which no plan for governing India could be efficacious. , He postponed it, however, till the passing of his Bill; that if, till by annihilating the Company, he should have acquired a power which would have left the Parliament little room for deliberation on this or any other subject The present Mi- nister has acted differently : He has presented to ' us, at one view, his whole system ; and has suf- fered nothing to deter him from proposing to Parliament alL which he judged necessary for his object, and consistent, at the same time, with the rights of the Company and with the British Constitution. In this, as in the other difficult but necessary measures of this Sessions, be has proceeded with openness and candour; shewing that he has no reserves with his country, to whom he is so largely indebted. Let us therefore now consider the principles on which a plan of judicature for India should be regulated, as applicable to the end pro- posed ; and let us examine how far what is now brought forward, is consonant to those principles, and calculated to produce that end. Above all other considerations, in the trial of British subjects, it is necessary to observe the closest adherence to the SPIRIT of the British law : Not from any national or local prejudice, but because that spirit is the spirit of equity, ap- plying equally to every age and every climate, and depending on the immutable principles of universal justice. And the very same reason should induce us, on the other hand, to reject all those forms, which are purely of a local na- ture; which being adopted by our ancestors, in conformity to our own institutions, and with a view to the administration of one kingdom, are repugnant to the manners of a distant people, and are inapplicable to the government of a widely extended empire. We all know, and the experience of every neighbouring country will convince us, that it is not by forms alone, but by the spirit of mild laws, and by the genius of a free government, that Liberty subsists. In almost every monar- chy of Europe, the forms of those deliberative assemblies are still preserved, under which their ancestors enjoyed the blessings of Liberty. But it is in the Parliament of England alone that their spirit is maintained of force and energy to pro- tect us equally against the encroachments of ar- bitrary Monarchy, and against the desperate at- tacks of turbulent and daring factions. In the formation, therefore, of this tribunal, it was the duty of the Minister to look to that which we so justly esteem and venerate, the light of Trial by Jury. He was to consider what were the real principles which have rendered this institution the palladium of our liberties ; and distingishing these from the minute forms, which cannot be applied to Indian causes both from the length, and the nature of the diffusions they involve, preserve in his new composition the essence and spirit of that to which we owe the freedom of our Constitution. And here we need not rest on argument only. The principles of our Constitution, particularly with relation to this subject, have been laid down by men of acknowledged character and ability, lawyers, statesmen, and philosophers. The namts of Hale, Blackstone, and De * Vide Hist. C. L. c12 f Vide Commentaries B. III. c. 23. source of those benefits which they all so much commend:— First, that the Judicial Power should be placed in hands entirely diftinCt from those in which the Executive Government is lodged -.— Secondly, that it should be exercised by a fluctuating, and not by a permanent body: — And lastly, that such body should be free from all suspicion of partiality, both by the description of men out of whom it is seleCted, and by the manner in which that seleCtion is made. ( To be concluded in our next.) WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Whitehall, Sept. 14. The King has been pleased to grant to George Huthwaite ( eldest son of John Huthwaite, of the town of Nottingham) and his issue, his royal licence and authority to take and use the surname, and bear the arms of Donston, in1 consideration of his relationship in blood to George Donston, late of Worksop in the said county, Esq. deceased, and in gratitude to his memory, ( he having, by his last will, de- vised a considerable estate in the same county to the said George Hilthwaite, and his issue ;} such arms being first duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, and recorded in the Herald's Office; and also to order, that his Majesty's concession and declaration be registered 111 his College of Arms. War Office, Sept. 11. PROMOTIONS, 14th reg. Foot. Thomas Galpine, lieutenant. 78th reg. Foot. John Whitelocke, lieutenant. 36th reg. Foot. John Whitelocke, captain of a Company, Annapolis Royal. Hecht, to be Commis- sary of Musters. Mac Intyre to be surgeon. Halifax. Rev. Dr. Byles, chaplain. Thomas Irwin, surgeon. New Brunswick. Samuel Hake, Commissary of stores and provisions. Rev. Dr. Samuel Inglis, chapLin. Dr. John Calef, surgeon. Cape Breton. Boisseau, Commissary of Musters. Gregory Townsend, Commissary of stores and provisions. Rev. Benjamin Lovel, chap- lain. Dr. William Smith, surgeon. St. John's Island. John MacDonald, fort ma- jor and barrack master. Henry Widmore Perry, Commissary of stores and provisions. Thomas Walker, surgeon. BANKRUPT. Samuel Blanchard, of Trowbridge, Wilts, car- penter ; to surrender Sept. 23, 14, and Oct. 16, at eleven, at the George Inn in Trowbridge. Attor- ney, Mr. Joseph Smith, in Bradford, Wilts. Dividends to be made. Oct Christopher Fry the younger, of Exeter, grocer, at ten, at Guildhall. Oct. 11. Thomas Barton, of Manchester, Lanca- shire, whalebone cutter, at four, at the Spread- Eagle Inn, in Manchester. Oct. 16. William Miles, of Snow- hill, leather- cutter, at ten, at Guildhall. OCt. 11. Thomas Elliot the elder, of Fremming- ton, Yorkshire, at eleven, at Mr. Reuben Birbeck's, innholder, in Leyburn, Yorkshire. O i 18. Thomas Smedley the elder, Thomas Smedley the younger, and Francis Smedley, late of Bagilt, Flintshire, miners, at eleven, at the Plume : of Feathers in Chester.. 0£ t. 15. John Hudson, of East- Retford, Not- tinghamshire, inn- holder, at ten, at the Red- Lion Inn, in Doncaster, Yorkshire. Dividend adjourned. Sept. r(). Edward Eagleton, of Bifhopsgate- street, tea- dealer, at six, at Guildhall. Certificates to be granted. | Oct. 5. John Munns, late of Crayford, Kent, callico- printer. Cater Rand, of Lewes, Sussex, bookseller. William Bennett, of Gloucester, corn- factor. John Mort and Joseph Mort, ( partners with Ja- seph Bolton and John Croft) all now or late of Birkacer, Lancashire, callico- printers. Bankruptcy enlarged. Thomas Gibbs, now or late of Alcester, War- wickshire ; to surrender Oct. 7, at ten, at the An- gel Inn, in Alcester. - COUNTRY NEWS. Reading, Sept. II. This week the Rev. Mr. Nind was presented by N. Neville, Esq. to the vicarages of Wargrave and Waltham, St. Law- rence, in this county, in the room of the Rev. Mr. Darling, deceased. Bristol, Sept. 11. Wednesday night the New Inn, in Dowry- square, near the Hot- Wells, was broke open, and a pair of silver candlesticks mark'd T J N in a cypher, three pair of plated candlesticks, a plated tea urn, five silver tops' of a set of castors, and the silver handle off the cas- tor stand, were stolen thereout. Aud the next morning the noted Mr. Gilbert was taken up in the Rope- Walk going to the Hot- Wells, on sus- picion of committing the same. He is sent to Lawford's Gate bridewell for further examina- tion. What led to a suspicion that Gilbert was guilty of the above burglary was, that he was drinking at the New- Inn on Monday night and seemed to take particular notice of the windows, doors & c. and when apprehended could give no satisfaCtory account where he had slept the night of the robbery. Newport, Sept. . On Friday last the fol- lowing remarkable fatality attended the house of a Mr. Meccat, of this place, who had the misfortune, out of a family of 11 young ones, to lose nine on that unhappy day, only two es- Caping, STATE LOTTERY, 1748. The Tickets are fold and divided into Halves, Quarters, Eighths, and Sixteenths, by HAZARD and Co. Stock- Broken, at their State Lottery Of- fice, No. 93, under the Royal Exchange, London, and no where else on their account. CorreCt nu- merical and register Books are kept, and Tickets and Shares registered at Sixpence per Number. Note, In the last Lottery the following capital Prizes were sold and shared at this Office, viz. No. 30,503, a Piizc of- ao. oool. in two ( Quarters, two Eighths, and four Sixteenths ; No. 12,151, a Prize of ao. oool.; No. 3,668, and 45,552, Prizes of « o, oool. in whole Tickets. Two Blanks to a Prize- All Shares sold, at this Office will be stamped agree- able to Act of Parliament, and also with the Grown, and round it Hazard's Lottery Office. Money for the Prizes will be paid at this Office as soon as drawn. Letters ( Post paid) duly answered, and Schemes gratis. Begins drawing the 221I of No- vember. N. B- Agreeable to Act of Parliament, no Business in the Lottery transaCted before Eight o'clock in the Morning, nor after Eight o'clock in the Evening. Bank, India, and South Sea Stocks, with their several Annuities, India Bonds, Navy and Victualling Bills, and all kind of Government Se- curities bought and sold by Commission. Mess. WENHAM and Co. beg Leave to in- form the Public, that they are now selling, in the greatest Variety of Numbers, and lowest Prices, Tickets and Shares in the present State Lottery, at their Office, No, ti, Poultry, Lon- don, and no where else on their Account; where have been sold in former Lotteries, capital Prizes to the very considerable Amount of 250,0001. All Business relating to thev Lottery transacted with the utmost Care and Fidelity. Bank, India, South Sea Stock, with their several Annuities, India Bond , Navy and Victualling Bills, and every Kind of Government and other Security, bought and sold by Commission. N. B. The Lottery begins Drawing on Mon- day, the 22nd of November. All Shares must be Stamped by Government, with whom the Original Ticket is deposited ; and no Business allowed to be transaCted before Eight in the Morning, nor after Eight in the Evening, ex- cept on the Saturday preceding the Drawing. Those possessed of Receipts for Tickets and Shares, may now exchange them. Stamp- Office, September 11. 1784. ACT FOR GRANTING A DUTY ON CERTAIN VENDERS OF MEDICINES. HIS Majesty's Commissioners for managing the Stamp Duties do hereby give notice- to all persons residing in the cities of London and Westminster, or within the distance of the pen- ny- post, who are required, by an Act of the 23d of hi » prefent Majesty, to take out Licences for selling Medicines, that daily Attendance is given at their office in Lincoln's Inn for granting the said Licences. And whereas the Commissioners have received information, that many venders of medicines, who are within the meaning of the said Act, have not renewed their Licences, and continue to sell such medicine s without using the proper stamps for the same, they think it necessary to give public notice, that every person who shall be found offending, in ths respeCt, against the law, will be immediately prosecuted in his Ma- jesty's Court of Exchequer. By Order of the Commissioners, JOHN BRETTELL, Sec. N. B. Perfons living in other parts of the Kingdom are to apply for their Licences to the respeCtive Distributors of Stamps in the different Counties, ALL Persons who have any Claim on the Estate and Effects of THOMAS PEACE, some Time since of Rake, in the County of Sussex, Gentleman, Deceased, are requested forthwith to deliver in an Account thereof to Mr. Rogers, of Basingstoke ; or Mr. Long, of Alton, the Trustees under the Will of the said Thomas Peace ; or to Mr. Daintrey, Attorney at Law, in Haslemere. September 14th, 1784. ON Friday October the First, at Half past Two o'Clock, Dr. DENMAN, . and Dr. OSBORN will begin a COURSE of LECTURES on the THEORY and PRACTICE of MIDWIFERY, at No. g, Queen- street Golden- square. Proposals may be had of Dr. Denman, Old Burlington- street; or of Dr. Osborn, Per- Cy- street, Rathbone Place. ", Dr. Osborn's Essay on Laborious Parturition, and the Division of the Symphysis Pubis, is this Day publish- ed by T. Cadell, in Strand. . YORKSHIRE. To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, AVery improveable FREEHOLD ESTATE, consisting of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Ground, lying within the Ansty, and in the Parish of St. Saviour- gate, in the City of York, well Fenced and Watered, with a House of the Premises, and an unlimited Right of Com- mon on Heworth Moor, within Half- a Mile of the said City, the whole in the Occupation of Solomon Wilkinson, of Heworth aforesaid, who will shew the Land, & c. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Joseph Butler, No 7, Coney- court, Gray's- Inn, London; or of Mr. Oldfield, the Postmaster, at York. N. p. Government Security will be taken in Part of Payment, on Part of the Purchase Money may remain on Mortgage of the Premises. London, April 10, 1784, . PROPOSALS for PUBLISHING by SUB- SCRIPTION, ANEW METHOD of ASSISTING the INVENTION in Drawing Original Compositions of LANDSCAPE. By ALEXANDER COZENS. This Work will be exemplified in Twenty- Eight Cop- per Plates ; Specimens of which may be seen at the Au- thor's House, No. 4, Leicester- street. Leicester fields. CONDITIONS. The TREATISE to be printed in Quarto. The Price will be One Guinea and a Half. A Guinea to be paid at_ the Time of Subscribing, and the Remainder on the Deli- very of tbe Work, which will be finished within the pre- sent Year. Subscriptions arc received at the Author's house; Mr, Dodsley's, Pall- mall; Mr. Pether's, No. u, Frith- street, Soho, and Mr. Pote's, Eaton : where also may be had, Mr. Cozens's Principles of Beauty. This Day was published, Price Nine- Pence, PART THIRD ( to be compleatcd in Four Parts) Of THE HARMONY of the FOUR EVAN- GELISTS, in tHeir several Relations of the Life and Doctrine of JESUS the CHRIST; translated from the original Text, with Notes Explanatory- and Practical, and chiefly intended for the Use of the Unlearned and the Poor. By RICHARD BAKER, M. A. Rector of Cawston, in Norfolk; and lately Fellow of Pembroke Hall, in Cambridge. <' Search the Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation through Faith, whilst is in Christ Jesus." Printed for B. White, Fleet- street; T. Evans. PaternoS- ter- row ; and J. and C. Berry, Norwich; Where may be had, PARTS FIRST and SECOND of the above Work, Price gd. each. acts of PARLIAMENT. • This Day was published, Price is. bdi A Concise ABSTRACT of the following interest- ing ACTS of PARLIAMENT, passed in the Session of 1784; by which the Public in general are more immediately affeCted than by any passed in any former Session, viz. 1. Tea and Window ACt 2. The Game ACt 3. The Horse ACt 4.. The Postage Act j. The Pawnbroker's ACt 6. The Soap and Starch Act 7. The Cotton and Linen Act By a Gentleman of the Inner- Temple. London Printed for j. Walker, PaternOster- row, 8. The Hatter's act 9. The Excile Goods Act 10. The Candle ACt „. The Distillery Act 12- The Hackney coach ACt 13. The Smuggling Act • 4.. Brick and Tile Act TAX ON HATS. Hat Manufactory and Warehouse, No. 31, Ludgate- Hill. MORGAN GOULD most respectfully ac- quaints his Friends in particular, and the Public in general, That the Tax on Hats takes place the First Day of October next; and having a very large and complete Assortment of Hats of every Description he assures his Friends and the Public, that no Advantage whatever will be taken now, or after the Commencement of the Tax and those who will please to favour him with their Com- mands may be assured of being served with Hats of the very best Quality upon the very lowest Terms. N. B. Ladies Habit Hats in great variety, and in the newest Style. . The Tax is as follows: On all Hats not exceeding 4s. t- j pay a Duty of 3d. On all Hats above 4s. and not exceeding js. to pay a Duty of 6d, On all Hats above 7s. and not exceeding 12s. to pay a Duty of is. 61) all Hats above 1 ; s. to pay a Duty gf ss. Sept. 16, 1784. On Friday the 1st of Octobcr next, at Five in the Evening, DR. LEAKE, Member of the College of Physicians, London, and Physician to the West- minster Lying- in Hospital, will begin his COURSE of LECTURES on the Theory and practice ot MID- WIFERY, and Diseases incident to Women and Chil- dren, at his THEATRE in Craven- street, Strand ; where Proposals may be had, and particulars known; also at the Westminster Lying- in Hospital, near the Bridge, in which upwards of 5000 Patients have been delivered, and where the Pupils will be allowed to attend. » .* The Fifth Edition of Dr. Leake's Practical Ob- servations on the Acute and Chronic Diseases incident to Women, 111 two vols. 8 » o. price us. may be had of R. Baldwin, Paternoster- row. Also a New Edition of his Lecture introductory to the Science of Midwifery, price 58. To which is now added, A Syllabus of his Lectures, with Proposals at large, and Description of his new Forceps with three blades, illustrated by ele- gant copper- plates, exhibiting their utility and manner of aCtion, with the concurring testimonies of Foreign Professors, in Letters to the Author. The above Volumes have been translated into the French and German languages- To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mr. GODFREE. On Tuesday the iist Inftant, at Five o'Clock pre- eisely, Upon the Premises, No. 46, the most agreeable" Part of Brompton- Row, near the Chapel, tHE LEASE of that compact, genteel BRICK DWELLING- HOUSE : Consisting of kitchen, and four clear stories, on which are five good bed- chambers, drawing room, two parlours and tea- room, various useful closets and domestic offices, enclosed garden, detached coach- house, stable for three horses, two bed- rooms, and lofts. To be held for the unexpired term of seventy- nine years and a quarter from Michaelmas 1784, annual ground rent 7I. Is now let on lease, whereof one year and a half will be unexpired Michaelmas 784, at 52I. 10s. per annum. To be viewed until the time of sale. Printed particulars' may be had upon the premises, and of Mr. Godfree in New Palace- yard, Westminster. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15. Yesterday arrived the Mails from Holland and Flanders. From the Frontiers of Turkey, Aug. We have accounts that a few days ago a terrible fire happened at Constantinople, which consumed a vast number of houses, that the Grand Signior went in person to the spot, and his pretence kept the thieves, who are usually very numerous, and very busy upon thesfe occasions, in some degree of order. The same accounts add, that the plague has almost ceafed at Constanti- nople. Vienna, Aug 25. We have accounts from Transilvania, that a troop of robbers infest that Province, and a great price is put upon the head of their Chief, who is a man of a most daring courage. The military who are out after these villains have already taken eighty of them, Vienna, Aug. 28. The day before yesterday the Emperor quitted this capital, to repair to the camp in Moravia. His Imperial Majesty was followed the same day by the Prince Bishop of Osnabrug, who will also accompany him to the camp of Prague in Bohemia. Wednesday the 25th the Sieur Stuwer re- peated at the Prater, in pretence of a numerous Assembly, the experiment of his grand aerostat, weighing 2600 Vienna pounds, including the four persons who were in it. This aerostat rose to a considerable height, and after passing over part of the Prater, fell on the opposite shore of an arm of the Danube, where the Tabor be- gins, without Receiving the least damage. The experiment was followed by an exhibition of fireworks by M. Stuwer's son, the design and execution of which were greatly applauded. Rome, Aug. 16, We have lately received here . the very agreeable news that Spalatro and the other districts of Dalmatia are entirely freed of the ravages occasioned by the plague. Naples, Aug. 13. We near from Otranto that the Chevalier Emo is arrived at Corfu with the Venetian fleet, where the Concordia, a ship of the line, joined him ; after which he sailed for Tunis, and is supposed to be at this moment before that place. Utrecht, Sept. 9. The first dispatches which arrive from our Commissaries at Brussels will no doubt be very interesting, as they will most like- ly bring accounts whether the Government Ge- neral of the Austrian Low Countries will, after receiving the firm and wise resolution of the States General, still persist in demanding, in the name of the Emperor, the opening of the Scheldt, the liberty of trading to the East and West Indies, the evacuation of the forts Lillo and Lieskenshoek, and the demolition of those of Frederick Henry and Kruychans. In the mean time Vice- Admiral Rynst is arrived at Vlessingen, and has hoisted his flag on board the Liberty of 74 guns, and has taken the command of the fleet now at anchor in the Zeland seas. Although that Admiral is ordered to maintain the rights of the Republic, yet his instructions are such as testify the value set upon the friend- ship of thc Emperor. LONDON. Last night's Gazette contains an Address to his Majesty from the Freeholders of the county of Meath, in Ireland, in which they say, that they see with concern and indignation the pub- lic Peace disturbed, and the Government insult ed, by the intemperance at some misguided per- sons in the city or Dublin, and are happy in de- claring to his Majesty, that the tranquillity of that county has been preserved without inter- ruption, and that they will, in their several capacities, use every exertion to maintain and cultivate a disposition to good order, and obedi- ence to the laws, and a respect for the Legisla- ture, as the best securities of their properties, freedom, and religion. It is now known, from undoubted authority, that the time for the meeting of Parliament is settled. It is fixed for the twentieth of January next for the dispatch of business. — Gen. Adv. Monday his Excellency the French Plenipo- tentiary went to Lord Sydney's office, and deli- vered a requisition for an audience of his Ma- jesty in form, w hich is appointed for this day af- ter the levee at St. James's. The Lord Chancellor has ordered all writs and other papers prepared to pass the Great Seal, to be forwarded to Lord Gower's seat at Trentham- hall, in StafFordshire. Advices from thc Hague by yesterday's mail mention, that letters of convocation having been issued by the Grand Pensionary and President, the States assembled again the 3d instant, in order to take into consideration the Emperor's message to the Commissioners at Brussells. Great secre- cv is observed in this deliberation. The Stadt- holder was present on the first day of meeting, but it is not known what determination they came to. The Walloon guards are 0rdered to be augmented to 20,000 effective men; at present they consist of 7000 only'. . . None of the foreign prints having given the true answer from France, to Holland, the follow- ing Copy may be depend upon — " The King hath attended with serious re- gard to the information transmitted to him by their High Mightinesses, of the Memorial pre- sented to their Plenipotentiaries at Brussels on the 23d ult. and his Majesty cannot make a bet- ter return to this fresh mark of the confidence of their High Mightinesses, than by continuing to employ his concilatory offices with and to- wards his Imperial Majesty ; but the King can- not at the same time omit observing to their High Mightinesses, that in hopes of rendering his exertions successful, they should be accom- panied with proper overtures, as the basis to- wards an arrangement of reciprocal convenience ; his Majesty therefore thinks, fit to suggest to their High Mightinesses the necessity of their taking such steps as may accomplish this object: and if their High Mightinesses are willing to trust him with the same, he will with pleasure lay them before the Emperor, and use his ut- most influence his near degree of consanguinity entitles, him to, in order to prevail upon him to take them into his immediate considera- tion. In the present state of affairs the King would be wanting in friendship towards the Republic, and in the concern he takes in her tranquillity, if be omitted most heartily to re- commend to their High Mightinesses to continue to shew the same moderation they have hitherto done, and refrain from measures which might hurt the dignity of the Emperor, and might tend to procrastinate the wished- for object of their High Mightinesses, as well as that of his. Im- perial Majesty;" Advices from Paris say, that some unlooked- for difficulties have arisen respecting the treaties of commerce between France and the United States of America, and that great opposition is made to it by the French merchants. They write from Paris, that the French Mi- nistry have come to a resolution to recall all the Corsicans who keep themselves sequestered in the mountains, and have not submitted to France, by allowing them a free pardon for all rebellions, with some immunities. By a ship just arrived from Port au Prince we are but too much confirmed in the intelligence only whispered before, of the dreadful fire, which 0n the 29th of June last destroyed two- thirds of that town, the second in rank and wealth in our colony of St. Domingo. It was late at night when this dreadful fire broke out in a tavern near the sea- side. Some intoxicated sailors having had a quarrel, blows ensued ; and a lighted candle dropping from the hand of the combatants fell on a bed, which blazed up with such fury that the tavern was very soon consumed. Unfortunately a fresh gale spring- ing from the eastward, communicated such activity to the flames, that they reached from house to house, till the whole neighbourhood was in a general conflagration. If some parts of the town are still standing, it is owing to the diligence and activity of Captain MacNamara, commander of his Majesty's ship Amphion, then in the road, who sent his crew and engines on shore, and by ordering some intermediate houses to be pulled down, pre- vented any further communication. In this general disaster nine men perished in the flames, and 28 more were so miserably scorched as to render their recovery at best doubtful. Seventy- eight houses have been burnt to the ground, together with ten warehouses belonging to Bour- deaux, six to Marseilles, four to the Havre- de- Grace traders, & c. The loss we have most to lament is that of 30,000 barrels of flour. The damages are valued at 30 millions of livres ; nor is this, we fear, a just and exact computa- tation. The Turkey letters, from the capital of that Empire, contain the following advices: The Turks have augmented their squadron On the Black Sea to 13 sail of men of war, which is about the same force that the Russians have on the Sea of Azoph ; they are also augmenting all their garrisons in the same quarter ; and the Deputy Aga of the Janissaries ( a corps on which the Turks place great dependance in time of war) is gone into Asia to raise recruits in the Provin- ces subject to the Turkish Empire. A number of French Engineers are lately taken into the ser- vice of the Grand Signior, to whom is princi- pally entrusted the survey of all the fortifications on the frontiers on the side of Hungary. The Captain Pacha of the fleet, at Constantinople, has 30 ships of war now in commission, of which 13 are from 60 to 88 guns; and they are using the utmost diligence to increase this force. In Bulgaria the. Turks have' 38,000 men in garrison, and the same number in Moldavia, both which are on the frontiers of the Imperial dominions ; so that if France and the Emperor have separate interests, some work will be cut out for the Court of Vienna, by a diversion in that quarter. Extract of a Letter from Lisbon, Aug. 23. " Don Ignatio Punace, who lately returned from a cruize in the Mediterranean, is ordered to the Coast of Africa with three men of war, in consequence of a quarrel that has broke out among the European Factories 0n the coast of Angola, where they are nearly at open war." Extract of a Letter from Dublin, Sept. 7. " The most seditious paper ever printed says, If people do not immediately take some decisive steps for their salvation, this country will, in a short time, exhibit an abject state of slavery, hardly to be paralleled in Europe. Never did a reflection admit better of a paraphrase. I will say, therefore, that if Government and Magis- tracy do not immediately take some decisive steps, this country will, in a short time, exhibit a scene of faction, treason and rebellion, not to be paralleled in the universe." Extract of a Letter from Sligo, Aug. 24. " thursday evening and Friday morning last, no less than 32 fishing smacks from the North arrived at our quay with herrings, which were sold at 2jd. per hundred. The oldest inhabi- tants here do not remember ever to have seen so great a fleet, or such a quantity of fine fish, so early in the season at this market. The take at Ballyweel, and several other places on the coast, is so abundant, that a horse load can be bought on the shore for 3d. They write from Wexford, that last week a large Dungarvon boat was lost near Greenore Point, and all on board perished. A letter from Dunwich says, that the smug- glers that frequented that coast, have retired into the interior parts of the country their business at this time being at a stand), where they rob and plunder every house and person they meet with ; that they said, before they left thole parts, if the inhabitants on the coast had not been friends to them for some years, they would have stripped them of every thing they had ; they go in large bodies, and have struck a terror amongst the people, as the civil power is not suf- ficient to suppress them By the Warren Hastings, letters have been received from Bengal as late as the 2d of March. The Governor General left Calcutta to proceed to Linknow on the i6: h of February. He ar- rived at Boqlepere, 300 miles from Calcutta, on the 25th, in perfect health, and had the sa- tisfaction to hear from Linknow, that the Vizier had actually paid above eight lacks of rupees of his balance, which cleared the arrears of all the Company's troops in Oude to the month of January, a point which Mr. Hastings had most at heart. The Vizier and his Minister expressed the utmost satisfaction at Mr. Hast- ings's proposed visit to Linknow, and assured him that all the payments would be made at the stated periods, and that the good understanding which subsisted between them would produce the happiest effects in his country. The following East Indiamen arrived safe at Macao the 12th of February, viz. the London, Capt. Eastabrooke ; Sandwich, Wordsworth ; and the Kent, Tolme. They left the True Briton, Capt. Farrer, in a very leaky condition, at Batavia, the 4th of December. The Irish gamblers who have gone as usual to Spa, have, however, not prospered as usual ; the knowing ones have been taken in : A Ger- man Baron and a French Avanturier have been the greatest winners. The four frigates ordered to be put in com- mission at Portsmonth for Channel service, to look after the smugglers, and in assistance to the sloops and cutters now on that station, are the Minerva 36, Arethusa 36, Brilliant 32, and Phoenix 36. The last is a new ship launched in November last, and never yet commissioned since she came off the stocks, but was laid up in ordinary directly. A new ship of 44 guns, the Guardian, at Woolwich, is also going to be com- missioned for the Mediterranean station. Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Sept. 13. " Friday the following intelligence was brought here by one of his Majesty's Revenue cutlers, viz. that a Danish ship, with the plague on board, of which disorder many of the hands have perished, is now lying off Guernsey. It appears, by intelligence from one of our Consuls, that this vessel was freighted by some Jews with currants at Zante, in order to be smuggled into England ; and as that town is at present infested with the above terrible calamity, the Jews had procured false bills of health from a Spanish port. On her arrival at Guernfey she was immediately put under quarantine, and some people of the island, who had ventured on board, were ordered by the Governor, under pain of being instantly shot, to remain with the ship. An express is sent by the Governor to his Majesty, for fur- ther instructions how to conduct himself in this dangerous business," Yesterday a Court of Common- Council was held, at which were present the Lord- Mayor and a great number of Commoners. A report from the Committee appointed to enquire into the assertion lately circulated re- specting the affairs of the Corporation was read ; and after debates, which lasted for a considera- ble time, the Court ordered the same to be printed, and copies sent to every Member of the Court. Sir Watkin Lewes informed the Court, that several Aldermen and himself had had a plan laid before them for increasing the Revenue of the City, and requested the Court to appoint a Committee to receive the same ; but not chusing to give any information of what nature the plan was, the Court did not come to any resolu- tion. There was no Court of Aldermen held yester- day at Guildhall, therefore the Lord- Mayor made an order to continue the price of bread as before. We have authority to contradict a paragraph which has appeared in most of the London papers, that a fire had happened in the Deanery of the City of Norwich ; no such accident having occurred. It is much to be wished, that a due punishment should follow the conviction of persons who send alarming and malignant ac- counts void of truth. DUTIES on LINENS and COTTON STUFFS, ( Jfc. From October I, 1784, the following additional Duties to commence on Linens wholly made of Hemp or Flax, and Stuffs made of Cotton, or Cotton and Linen. FOR all linens made of hemp or flax, printed, dyed, & c. in Great Bntain, ( except those dyed throughout of one colour) three farthings per yard. For cotton stuffs, and cotton and linen mixed, dyed as aforesaid ( not being linen gauzes, sprigged with cotton) under 3s. per yard in value, id. per yard ; and for all such stuffs as aforesaid, worth 3s. per yard, or upwards, zd per yard; additional duties to be subject to the additional imposts of five per cent, on the amount thereof. On October I, 1784, the following Duties or Licences to be paid to. his Majesty, viz. Every bleacher or dyer of cotton stuffs, & c. 2I. per annum. from October 1, 1784, no person to bleach or dye any such stuffs without taking out a licence, under a penalty of sol- Licences to be renewed annually. Persons in partnership need not take out more than one licence for one house Bleachers and dyers to leave notice at the next Excise Office of their names and places of abode, and of their utensils, before the 1st day of Octo- ber, 1784, on penalty of 50I. Bleachers and dyers to make entry every six weeks. Officers may, on request, enter the houses, & c. of bleachers and dyers, and take account of stock. Persons obstructing officers to forfeit 200I. Bleachers who cut out the officer's mark to de- note the measure, to forfeit 10I. No goods to be fraudulently concealed, on for- feiture of 50). and the goods. Persons counterfeiting stamps to suffer death ; and those who sell linens stamped by them to forfeit 1ool, and stand in the pillory for two hours. From October 1, 1784, an additional duty of one penny halfpenny per yard square, to be laid 0n the importation of stuffs, made of, or mixed with cot- ton, not printed, painted, & c. in foreign parts. Duty liable to the impost of five per cent- iheiecn, HATS. From October 1, 1784, the following Duties to be paid, viz. All retailers of felt or beaver hats, to take out a licence annually, for Which he shall pay within the Bills of Mortality or Borough of Southwark 2l. and all other parts of the kingdom 5s For every felt or beaver hat not exceeding 4s. in value 3d. duty From 4s. to 7s/ ditto 6. d- ditto From 76. to 12?. ditto is. ditto And above 12s. js. ditto Licences to be renewed annually. . Every licensed retailer to have the words ' Dea- ler in Hats by Retail, over the door, or on the front of his house, on penalty of 40s. for each hat sold. Unlicensed persons putting up these words to forfeit 50I. Any dealer selling a less quantity of hats than' one dozen, at any one time, to be deemed, ' a Retail Dealer.' Ten pounds forfeit, selling any hat liable to the duties without a stamp. Perfons fraudulently tearing off, or affixing any stamp already used in any hat, shall forfeit 10I. Retailers to make a separate charge for the stamps. Counterfeiting stamps, death. Penalties to be sued for within six months, and thus divided— one half to his Majesty, and the other half to the informer. Any neighbouring Justice may determine of- fences, where the penalty does not exceed 10I. Pe- nalties exceeding that sum to be recovered in his Majesty's Courts of law. Persons may appeal from the Justices to the Quarter Sessions. Witnesses to forfeit 40s. who do not appear up- on being summoned. From October 1, 1784, the following additional Impost Duties to be paid to his Majesty. For hats, Sec. made of felt, 6d. a piece. For every hat made of beaVer, wool, & c. 2s. Duties to be subject to an additional impost of 5 per cent, and 5s. per cent- thereon imposed by 19 Geo. III. Hats, two dozen in one package, may be ex- ported without having the stamp ticket affixed thereto. an ADDRESS spoken at the Haymarket Theatre by Mr. LACY, September 13. Written by Mr. COLMAN. WHEN first Pandora's box, beneath whose lid All evils lay in dreadful ambush hid, Its treasur'd plagues let loose upon mankind, Hope only, cordial Hope, remain'd behind Hope, the sole balm of pain, sole charm for grief, That gives the mind in agony relief She, with her sister Patience ( heavenly pair), Teaches weak man the load of life to bear. As some poor mariner by tempest tost, • Shipwreck'd at last, and in the sea near lost, Cleaves to one plank, and braving shoal and land, Buoy'd up by Hope, attempts to gain the land i Thus I, my treasures 0n the waters cast, Guided by Hope, seek here a port at last. Oh ! might I Cast secure my anchor here Should kindness soothe my grief, and ease my fear Warm Gratitude, all anxious to repay The soft restorers of my happier day, Within my swelling breast new powers may raise-. And guide my feeble aims to gain your praise ! EPILOGUE To THE TWO CONNOISSEURS. Written by e. TOPHAM, Esq. Spoken by Miss FARREN, manners alter with thc varying times, To- night you've seen a Comedy in rhymes; Where wit— where moral, all in metre flows — Say, would you choose an Epilogue in prose ? " Do, if you dare'"— you tell me Ah I we know it, There's nought so damning as a prosing poet. Besides, if, anxious for your country's good, The scrutiny hath fir'd your free- born blood ; If the cool Vesty late hath been your care, Perhaps you've had enough of prosing there ; Where the cramm'd poll, before so plump and gay, Lessens, by law— at half a vote a day— And, on fair argument and sound pretence, A member may be found— some ten years hence. Prose then we drop ; for in this stage- struck hour, Much is the aid we want, and great the power ; For sure our little army soon must yield, When Drury's mighty Monarch takes the field, When Russell's rival excellence gives birth To patent tragedies, and mournful mirth: Where one eternal handkerchief scarce dries The exhaustless tears that flow from Bedford's eyes i Where crape and fables deaden all the scene, Till Hubert popt his pleasant head between : Till James, York, Russel, Peters, all engage, And boxing Jefferies clears the crowded stage. Oh I had such mighty sorrows fill'd my mind I Me whom stage articles and salary bind, The weighty talk had surely broke my heart—* " for I'm no Volunteer, and can't depart !' If such of Tragedy the pleasing pain, Say who would shut the doors of Drury- lane ? " To or not ?— to let the house— that's all— ' To get a little cash— or none at all ?" V Friends to thc trade, and left the market drop, As one shuts up, another opens shop ; For now, releas'd from length of patriot toil. One house of greater actors sleeps awhile, Where wit and argument for ever jar, And " Ayes and Noes" keep up continual war. Here India triumphs— there unsmugglcd tea—• And patronage is balanc'd by Bohea While commutation- window- tax between Pays her ten pounds—— for ten- pence sav'd on Nor these alone complete the general din : Without we grumble, as we scold within—• The quicken'd Post- Office laments its cure, And clerks still with " their posts" were slow and sure. Such in the novelties whose force engage, With grief joy, this tragi- comic age! May we 11 the living manners" still pursue, . your approbation ever new. 16. THURSDAY. Sept S H I P - N E W S, Deal, Sept. 14. WIND N. E. blows hard. Came down and sailed with the Charles Town Hill, for Charles Town, and Darlington, Banks, for St. Lucia ; the Squire, Thorp, for Newfoundland. Remain two India pilots. IRELAND. Dublin, Sept. 6. The late fall in the price of Bank Stock in this kingdom, so far from cre- ating any alarm, is an occasion of joy, as it is known to porceed from a number of people fel- ling out, in order to vest their capitals in trade. Yesterday a new Volunteer Corps, stiled the Dublin Legion, paraded in this city : their uni- form is red faced with yellow. SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, Sept. 11. The following singular afFair has been discovered within these few days. — A young gentleman from Jamaica, who had been sent by his parents to attend the classes in the Uuiversity here, happening to fall into very bad circumstances and thrown into prison, from not having any remittances sent him, particu- larly during the late war, was prevailed upon by a person, designing himself a writer in Edin- burgh, to take down a state of his situation in writing, and by means of handing it about to some families in this city and neighbourhood, a Supply might be obtained. He accordingly gave his case into the hands of this apparently friendly writer, who chearfully undertook the talk of Soliciting the aid of the benevolent, and it would appear, had been very industrious in collecting money from many, but never thought of making any return to the unfortunate young gentleman. He was lately apprehended and examined by the Sheriff, when he confessed receiving 25I. but not having a single sixpence of this sum, and as there is the greatest reason to believe he had received a deal more, he was committed to prison till he gives a proper ac- count of his applications. LONDON. Extract of a Letter from Paris, Aug. 19. " The Prince, commonly called the Count of Albany, who it not dead, as mentioned in the papers, has at last acknowledged his daugh- ter, has legitimated her, made his will in her favour, and in a very affectionate letter presses her to come to Florence in all haste, and live with him. He has sent Stewart, his old faith-. ful servant, to conduct her thither ; and he takes a proper companion, a widow lady, to accompany her." Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Sept. 14. " Arrived the Kent man of war from Ply- mouth, and Walpole East Indiaman from Chi- na. « ' Sailed the Champion frigate for the Downs. Wind E." It is apparently the interest of the tea dealers ( and there is reason for apprehending it their intention) to keep up the price of tea beyond what will produce to them a reasonable profit, which surely ought not to exceed thirty per cent. By that calculation, it ia therefore hoped every public- spirited individual will examine the demands of those with whom he hath been ac- customed to deal; that he will thus check im- positions, pernicious as they are evident ; and persist in a steady determination to employ only the reputable trader who demands a moderate pro- fit, By this means he will at the same time make a fair and reasonable saving in his own expence, and give essential encouragement to the laudable end avours of Government, towards the sup- pression of that destructive evil, smuggling ; eve- ry effort to prevent which must be unavailing, while an exorbitant profit to the tea dealer keeps up the price of that commodity. Last week near two thousand guineas were subscribed at Manchester, to defray the expence of opposing the intended tax on bleached and dyed fustians from passing into a law. A few days since Alderman Harley was cho- sen Mayor of Shrewsbury. There is now blowing in a gentleman's gar- den at Penzance, in Cornwall, a tall amaranth cock's- comb, the comb of which measures two feet twelve inches in circumference. Theatrical Anecdote.— A few weeks since a country company were exhibiting Hamlet, when a person was allotted to perform the Ghost, who, though destitute of stage requisites, possessed great humour. After his first scene with Ham- let was ended, the cry was so violently against him from all parts of the house, that he turned to the audience and made the following laconic address : " Why, gentlemen and ladies, what can you expect, for by my own account I am a damned Ghost, and suffer " penal fires ?" The outrage, however, still continuing, he made this second appeal: " As it pleases you I am not to exist as a player, I must of necessity give up the Ghost !" The mixture of sensibiltty and humour, with which this was uttered, procured him so much the favour of the house, that his benefit was more profitable than that of any other performer. On Monday evening, about seven o'clock, a fire balloon fell upon the premises of Mr. Geo. Newport, coachmaster, of Gray's- Inn- lane; by immediate interference it was extinguished, otherwise it is probable the lofts would have been fired. This is the second that has fallen there within about a fortnight. On Monday last at noon, a hay rick, of a bout 20 tons," the property cf Mr. Webb, of Hopgrass Farm near Hungerford, took fire, from its having been put up too green, and was totally consumed. By the friendly assistance of many of the inhabitants of the town of Hunger- ford, with their engine, the flames were pre- vented from communicating to many other ricks nearly adjoining; ' which otherwise, with the whole premises, must certainly have been destory- ed. Yesterday the Sessions began at the Old Bailey, when 16 prisoners wete tried four of whom were capitally convicted, viz. Ephraim Ephraims, for feloniously assaulting Thomas Watkns on the highway in Short's- gardens, St. Giles's, and robbing him of two silver seals, & c. William Smith, for feloniously assaulting William Tucker on the highway, and robbing him of a parcel containing three gross of thimbles, the property of John Willan. James Lyle, alias Peter Johnson, for felo- nionsly personating Edward Stokes, late car- penter's mate on board the Lively sloop, in or- der to receive his prize money. Peter Le Roche, for stealing a quantity of wearing apparel in the dwelling house of Joseph Francis Martion. Three were convicted of felonies, viz. George Grace, for stealing an half- crown piece and a sixpence, the property of Mary Hil- liard. Joseph Fennell and Edward Smith, for steal- ing a silk handkerchief, the property of Hill Waller. One was convicted of petit larceny, and eight were acquitted. ROBBERIES AND COMMITMENTS. Monday night last were taken in their lodgings in Cursitor- street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, by Mess. Jealous, Carpmeal, and three others, belong- ing to Sir Sampson Wright, in Bow- street, a man and his wife, on a Suspicion of committing different burglaries and robberies; and on Tues- day were examined before Justice Addington, in Bow- street, when they were committed to dif- ferent prisons for further examination. It seems the wife went on Sunday last to a house in St. James's- square, where she had lived a servant, and enquired whether the master was at home, which a servant, the only one in the houfe, an- swered in the negative; when, in less than a quarter of an hour, the above prisoner, with another man, knocked at the door, and both entered, gagged the Servant- maid, tied her to her bed, and robbed the house of several valuable articles. On Saturday, at twelve o'clock at noon, as Mr. Major, Proctor, of Dortors- Commons, and his wife, were returning to town in a chaise from Ryegate, they were stopped at the eleven mile- stone by two highwaymen, who robbed them of a gold watch, a purse containing three guineas and a half, and some small silver coin. The highwaymen were dressed in smock frocks, and behaved very decent. Monday a man, employed at harvest- work by Mr. Hayward at Overton near Ludlow, got up in the night and robbed the house of two silver watch- es, and sundry other articles, but being pursued was apprehended at Kidderminster, and taken back. About seven o'clock on Wednesday evening two ladies in a Post- chaises were stopped by a single footpad between Wantage and Abingdon, in Berkshire, whither they were going to the Race Ball; from one of whom he took her purse and watch, from the other her watch only, the Lady having by accident left her purse behind. — He also robbed the servant of his watch, but returned it as being of no great value. On Tuesday two men were committed to Newgate, charged with privately stealing in the shop of John Smith, two pair of silk stockings. The same day two men were committed to the said gaol, charged with breaking into the dwel- ling- house of Lady Mary Cook, in the daytime, with intent to commit a felony therein. The same day two men were committed to the said gaol, charged with forging and publishing as true a certain order, purporting to be the or- der of William Yardley, to the Master of the Assay- office, Foster- lane, for the delivery of 27 pair of silver buckles, with intent to defraud. Yesterday, in the dusk of the evening, Mr. Arnott, of Park- street, and another gentleman of the same neighbourhood, were stopped ' in a postchaise between Acton and Ealing by two highwaymen, who robbed them of about six pounds, but did not attempt to take their watches. Last night, a little after twelve, Mr. Hawes, salesman, near the Round- about house in Rat- cliff- highway, was stopped in Wellclose- square by a fellow, who, pointing a knife to his breast, demanded his money; which having received, to the amount of , near a guinea, he made off in company with a woman, who stood at a few yards distance during the robbery. Peeping Tom, were last night performed at the Theatre Royal in the Hay market, before a bril- liant audience, which was as numerous as the house could possibly hold. Before the CUrtain was dropped, at the conclusion of the play, Mr. Palmer came forward," and addressed the au- dience as follows: " Ladies and Gentlemen, " The season closing this evening, the Ma- nagers and Performers take the opportunity to return you their Sincere and hearty thanks for the numberless favours conferred on them du* ring the courSe of it. They further take the liberty to declare, that their efforts shall be re- doubled to deserve a continuance of the same kind favours." In that scene of the farce of Peeping Tom, where Edwin had kept the audience in a roar of laughter, when Maud had acquainted him that Lady Godiva was to ride naked through Coventry, after the words, " What's a coro- nation to this ?" he happily added, " or the sending up an air- balloon ?" which temporary stroke was received with a violent burst of ap- plause lasting some minutes. CASUALTY. Wednesday evening as Mr. Foster, builder, of Exeter, was returning home from Broad ClifF, where he had been to survey a building, he was thrown from his horse, and killed on the spot, about a mile from Exeter. He has left a wife and seven small children. THEATRICAL INTELLIGENCE. Monday evening Shakespears HAMLET was played at the Theatre Royal, in the Haymarket, when Mr. Lacy, son to the former Patentee of Drury- lane play- houSe, performed the character of the Prince of Denmark. Previous to the commencement of the play, Mr. Lacy came forward to deliver the Address in our 2d page, written for the occasion by Mr. Colman, but this powers were so overwhelmed with his alarm and anxiety, that, he could Scarcely articulate three lines together with distinctness. In his representation of Hamlet, however, we are happy to have it in our power to say, that if there was much of eccentricity, there was also not a little of genius discoverable in Mr. Lacy's performance. Though evidently far from having been able to collect himself com- pletely, be gave evident signs of a correct con- ception of many of the principal Situations, ahd was Sufficiently successful in the execuctiOn of Several of them to excite the applause of the Theatre, and to deserve the commendations of candid criticism. The Comic Opera of The Noble Peasant, and COALITION INTELLIGENCE. An alteration in the Cabinet is hourly expert- ed ; for, as the poet Says, Spirits are now at work. Since late on Friday evening last the Earl of Shelburne unexpectedly arrived at his houSe in Berkley- Square from the coast, where he had been for the benefit of his health. On Saturday morning his Lordship set off for Wind- sor to view the castle, and transact some other private business of a nature too secret to be yet divulged. The Dutch, according to private letters from the Continent, are on the eve of publishing a Memorial against the Emperor of Germany, in, which they charge him ( indefinitely, without any prevarication) of a breach of the treaty of Munster, as concluded by Philip IV. in the year 1648, by which the said Philip not only made a fresh declaration of the independency of the Seven United Provinces; but also by the third article thereof confirmed, that their High Migh: tinesses, the confederate provinces, called the States- General, Should remain in possession of all the places they then held, with Such barrier towns as were assigned to the said confederate independent, and sovereign States; and also re- nounced for ever for himself, his heirs, succes- sors, & c. all pretensions to such lands and places as they should hereafter conquer, without in- fraction of the treaty, and confirmed the charters of the East and West India Companies of Hol- land,. in their extremest: latitude, never to be infringed upon on any pretence whatever. It will be soon seen how the Emperor will answer them. The altercation , subsisting between the Dutch and his Germanic Majesty becomes every day more and more serious. The magazines all along the Austrian frontiers are not only filling with every Species of provision, but for the. whole summer the greatest attention has been given to the state, the discipline, and augmen- tation of the Imperial army. It is even known by those who have frequent occasion of being in Amsterdam, that most of the monied people belonging to the Austrian dominions, who kept a cash account with several Dutch houses, have been very busy, for some weeks past in settling their books and withdrawing whatever Specie they can. This circumstance the Dutch bankers have observed a great while with the more con- cern, that it seemed an evil for which the only remedy in their power was a silent and becoming submission to their fate. It is the opinion of the politicians on the Con- tinent, both in Flanders, France, and Holland, that as long as there can be any the smallest reaSon for continuing the negotiation at BruS- Sels,' it will not easily be broken up. The rea- Sons are very obvious: it is not to the interest of the Emperor, at preSent, to drive the Hollanders to a state of desperation, situated as affairs in Europe- are at this time. The Emperor cannot force the entrance of the Scheldt, while he has so few ships of war, and while the Zealanders, who guard the passage of that river, and whose Admiralty have such a number of ships of force, continue firm to the union of the Seven United Provinces. It may happen, say theSe reaSoners, at fome future period, that the Court of Brus- Sels may practice upon the Zealanders to break with the other confederates, upon a prospect of Some- Superior advantage ; but the preSent does not Seem to indicate any such disunion : it will therefore be to the advantage of the Flemings to have an extension of trade, without being in- volved in a war, which would now defeat the purposes intended. - MARRIED Last Wednefday se'nnight, Moses de Castro, late of Madras, Esq. to Miss Mendez de Costa, daughter of Mr. H. Mendes da Costa, of De- vonshire- square Monday, at Fulham, Mr. Courtier, merchant, of Ludgate- street, to Mrs. Simmons, of Angel- row, Hammersmith. FAHRENHEIT'S THERMOMETER, In the open air, in the shade fronting the North, at Highgate, Monday, Sept. 13, at noon 82. Tuefday, 14, * 62, For the Whitehall Evening- Post. ABSTRACT of the most CURIOUS and INTERESTING PARTICULARS of CAPTAIN COOK.' s , LAST VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN: ( Continued from our Paper of Saturday last.) THE morning after they came to an anchor, Captain Cock went on shore, accompanied by Captain Clerke and several of the officers, to look out for a proper spot for fixing the Astro- nomical Observatories, and a guard to protect them ; as well as for establishing a market- place, to which the natives might bring such things as they chuse to part with : and they soon found a very beautiful and convenient one, an elegant view of which is given from a drawing made by Mr. Webber on the spot ; and leave was obtained, without difficulty, from the natives, to occupy it. They also accommodated them with a large boat- house, to serve as a tent. This important business being settled, Toobou, he Chief of the island, conducted Captain Cock and Omai to his house, which they found situated in a most pleasant Spot, in the center ef his plantation, with a beautiful grass plat sur- rounding it; and which Toobou gave them to understand was for the purpose of cleaning their feet before they went into the house. This attention to cleanliness is not to be met with in any part of the South Seas, except at the Friendly Islands, where it is very common, and indeed necessary ; for the floors of the houSes of every perSon of any consequence are completely covered with very beautiful mats; and no car- pet in the most elegant English drawing- room can be kept neater than those that covered the floor of TooboU's house, which they were nOw about to enter. In the afternoon, a guard was settled on shore, the horses and such of the cat- tle as were in a weakly state were landed ; the next day the observatories were erected, ard hay- making, wooding, watering, and trading parties landed at the new encampment, and Set to work. Plenty Spead her full- plumed wings over them ; and our voyagers once more rolled in all the luxury cf the Tropical Isles, in the Pacific Ocean. We should be highly blameable were we to omit relating an instance of most consummate prudence, which was exhibited here by one Taipa, a powerful and active Chief of this island. As Soon as our people had taken posses- sion of the ground and house which had been assigned them, Taipa, who, on every occasion, shewed himself their fast friend, had a house brought on men's shoulders a full quarter of a mile, and placed beside them ; where he resid- ed all the time they were there. It appears, that, as soon as the ships arrived^ a canoe was diSpatched to Tongataboo with the news: and, on the 6th, a great Chief, whose name was Feenou, arrived at Annamocka. The officer on shore informed Captain Cook that when he first arrived, all the natives were ordered to meet him, and pay their obedience by bowing their heads as low as his feet, the soles of which they also touched with each hand; first with the palm, and then with the back part. There could be very little room to suspect that a perfon received with So much re- Spect could be any thing leSs than King ; and yet, " a greater than Feenou was here," as we shall presently See. In the afternoon Captain Cook went to visit this great man ; he having before received a preSent of two fish from him, which were sent on board by one of the great man's servants. He Had no sooner landed, and Feenou been advertised of his approach, than the Chief walked down to the beach to meet him. He appeared to be about thirty years of age; tall, but thin, and his features more like the European than those of the generality of these people. As Captain Cook Soon Saw he was not the Same perSon who had been intro- duced to him as the King of Tongataboo in his former voyage, he began to entertain doubts, notwithstanding the reception he had met with from the natives, of his being what he pretend- ed ; and therefore asked him, peremptorily, whether he was the King of Tongataboo, or no ? To which question Taipa officiously answered in the affimative, and enumerated no less than 153 islands of which he was fovereign. After a short stay, Captain Cook took his new visitors with five or Six of his attendants 0n board, to all of whom he made suitable presents ; and enter, tained them as agreeably as he could. He car- ried them all on shore in his boat in the even, ing ; and the Chief ordered three hogs to be sent on board, in return for the presents which he had made them. This afternoon, while Feenou was on board the ship, an inferior Chief for what reason did not appear, ordered all the natives to retire from the place which our people Occupied ; and some of them having ventured to return, he took up a large stick, and beat them in the most un- merciful manner. He struck one man on the cheek with so much violence, that the blood gushed out of his mouth and nostrils; and, af- ter lying some time motionless, he was at last, removed from the place in convulsions. The perSon who had inflicted the blow, being told that he had killed the man, only laughed at it ; End it was evident that he was not in the least Sorry for what had happened. Feenou had so much authority over every one else of his countrymen, that Captain Cook found him a very convenient companion on ma- ny occasions On their first arrival, one of the natives had stole a large junk axe, which the Captain mentioned to Feenou one day when he went on board to dinner. Orders were im- mediately issued to Search for it; and So expe- ditious were they in obeying them, that the axe was brought on board before the dinner was over. But their thieveries were constant, and innumerable and even some of their Chiefs did not think the profession beneath them. One, who was detected carrying off a large bolt under his cloaths, had a dozen lashes given him, and was Confined until he paid a pig for his liberty: this had so good an effect, that they were not afterwards troubled with thieves of rank Their servants or slaves were still however employed in this dirty work, and on them a flogging seemed to make no more im- pression than it would, have done on the main- mast. Captain Clerke at last hit on a mode of punishing them which had some effect he caused the barber to have their heads com- pletely, which pointed them out to their coun- trymen as objects of ridicule, and proved a sufficient mark for people to know them by, and prevent them from having an opportunity of repeating their rogueries. [ To be continued.] HELICON BAG For the Whitehall Evening- Post. EPIGRAM I. Quid pluma levius ? Pulvis Quid pulvere ? Ventus. Quid vento? * criticus. Quid criticoque Nihil. Loco mulier. * Loco muliere. IMITATION. What is lighter than a feather ? Dust, my friend, in driest weather. What lighter than the dust, I pray ? The wind which wasts it far away. Pray, what is lighter than the wind ? The lightness of a CRITIC'S mind. Tell me what's lighter than this last ? Nay now, my friends, you have me fast. EPIGRAM II. Aspide quid pejus ? Tigris. Quid tigride ? Demon. Isto quid ? :* CriTicus ? Quid criticuque ? Nihil. * Loco mulier. * Loco muliere. IMITATION. What is worse than pois'ning asp ? The tiger in his savage grasp. What worse, I pray, than tiger grim ? A demon in infernal trim Tell me what's worse than demon damn'd? A CRITIC ! worse than worst you've nam'd. Than CRITIC worse is nothing known? Ah! now. my friend I'm fast, I own, To the Printer of the Whitehall Evening- Post. SIR, BY inferring the following probable advan- tages of the Aerostatic Globe or Balloon, you will oblige Your's, & c. , . A constant Reader. First, IT is a machine without friction, with- out jolting, or any other painful mo- tion. Secondly, It is free from agitated waves, from rocks and shoals, from dust and dirt, and from wearied toils o'er hills, & c. which are obstacles at present to every vehicle now in use. Thirdly, While thus it glides through the air, how much is exhibited to the aerial travel- ler of the earth's variegated beauty. He has the advantge to behold countries, towns, & c. which our predecessors could neVer boast of, nor even we, if science did not break forth its re- sulgent beams, and dispel the clouds of igno- rance that hover over us. Fourthly, As a matter of recreation, it claims regard: as metaphysical, it merits all attention, and is fraught with such acquisitions as to render arguments to evince to the judicious, that a vast circle of problems may be the con- comitants of this sublime discovery. J. J. Postscript. Thursday Afternoon, Sept. 16. LONDON. AEROSTATI0N. Yesterday Mr. Lunardi, agreeable to his en- gagement with the Public, ascended into the atmosphere with his aerostatic machine.' The experiment was conducted throughout in the most scientific manner, and produced the most brilliant spectacle. London poured forth its myriads on the occasion. The neighbourhood of the place was crouded beyond almost all ex- ample; and we are surely within bounds in esti- mating the multitiule at more than one hundred and fifty thousand people— of whom about a solitary hundred paid their money to the in- genious, Gentleman who at an enormous ex pence, and certainly at considerable hazard, made the philosopical effort, Most of the peo- ple in the neighbourhood profited from the cu- riosity of the Public— Their houses were scaf- folded from top to bottom ; and all those win- dows which Mr. Pitt's commutation- tax had blocked up, were reopened- for the purpose of accommodating spectators. at half- a- guinea and five shillings a- head. - We'make no commentary on this conduct ; but we appeal to the Artillery Company whether there is justice or decency in the demand of a hundred guineas, for a place which they did not render secure from shabby intruders. The company in the Artillery- ground were composed chiefly of those Noblemen and Gentlemen distinguished by the uniform of Blue and Buff. . The operation of filling the balloon was car- ried on under the inspeCtion of Dr. Geo. For- dyce, during the whole of tHe preceding night. The materials of the rarified air were zink, oil of vitriol, and steel shavings. About noon the machine was sufficiently charged— In removing the cross pole by which it was suspended, one of the uprights, gave way, and the person who was aloft, a sailor, was in danger of falling; vate them both, and Mr. Biggins; with evident concern, yielded up his seat. No men could be more collected and cool than they both were in the moment when the first signal was given for their departure— nor could any thing be more visible than the regret which they felt on sepa- rating. At two o'clock exactly the second signal was given by Mr. Lunardi. The supporters with- drew, and the machine mounted with slow and gradual majesty into the air. When it had risen about the height of an hundred feet, it de- scended again very low, and it was so near the houses, that the most rational fears were enter- tained of its striking against them ; but Mr, Lu- nardi, with great presence of mind, threw out with his feet a large quantity of his ballast from his sand bags,, when the immense machine over- came the pressure of the atmosphere, disap- pointed the gloomy wisdom of the splenetic, and rose with the most beautiful and even progress to the skies. The clearness of the day, and the grandeur of the machine, added to the novelty, made it a luxury to the most untutored mind ; but to the philosopher and the man of letters it was an occasion of the most rational delight — thus to see a new element subdued by the talents of man. The spectacle gratified the liberal on another account. The success of this ingenious Italian may serve to root out an unmanly preju- dice from the bosoms of our countrymen, and serve to convince them, that all foreigners are not charlatans, and that neither intelligence n< r spirit is confined within the rocks of Albion. The globe took first a direction North West and by West. It continued this course for a considerable time, and rose to an immense height, when it evidently came into a new current of air ; for while the flag on the Armory House blew the same way, the globe took a direction due North, and persevered in that track within light of the naked eye almost an hour. On his first ascension Mr. Lunardi flourished one of his flags, and being evidently too much encumbered with things, he threw it out. Soon after one of his oars broke from the pivot, and he throw that down also; but so long as he con- tinued within our observation, he made use of the other occasionally to direct his course, and perhaps it had some influence by way of helm. He took in plenty of provisions with him, and a couple of pigeons-, a dog and a cat ; but the former took their flight before he cleared the Artillery ground. He had also materials for sup- plying the machine with a recruit of air, as he certainly proposed to make as long a flight as possible. The Prince of Wales was in the Artillery Ground, and expressed himself in the most sa- tisfied terms with the brilliancy of the experi- ment. Mr. Fox, and his brother the Colonel, Lord North and all his family, Mr. Burke, Lord Robert Spencer, Mr. Sheridan, and all the eminent men of that party were present; and on the other side Lord Mulgrave paid his gui- nea ; while Mr. Wilkes, and others of the mi- nisterial side were m0Unted on the adjoining scaffolds,.. Their Majesties are said to have beheld the spectacle incog, from Mr. Bowen's house. Various are the accounts respecting the arrival Signor Lunardi. The Morning Post says, That Mr. Lu- nardi lowered himself towards the earth near Barnet, but not approving the Situation, and finding he had the command of his machine, he discharged a part of his ballast, and pursued his course until he arrived over Collier's- hall, five miles beyond Ware, in Hertfordshire ; there he alighted, and was re- ceived by the neighbourhood with testimonies of admiration. He afterwards returned to town, . where no doubt his friends and every true lover of couragc and merit will receive him with friendship and respect. His com panions in this adventurous voyage were, a dog and a cat ; the latter was destroyed, and the dog was almost spent by the difference Of climates through which they passed. Mr. Lunardi him- self was, of course, affected by the change of elements, as may be readily conceived by those who are told that icicles were hanging on his cloaths" . '' THe Morning Chronicle observes, that " The Reverend Mr. Douglas, of Little Stanhope- street, followed Mr. Lunardi on horseback as far as . Northaw Common, near; Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, about eighteen miles from' the' metropolis. Mr. Lunardi seemed perfectly col- lected,- composed, and appeared to be a com- plete master of his wonderful machine. He was observed by the above gentleman to make use of his oar, and descended about five o'clock within eighty feet of the ground, moved to the left, and then ascended, It is somewhat singular, that among the great and numerous croud of spectators that attended the letting off the above machine, the Rev. Mr. Douglas, and Mr. Churchill, the Prince of Wales's equerry, were observed to be the only persons that followed Mr. Lunardi from town." but, with great deXterity, he seized on a rope, and slid with coolness and unconcern to the ground— the uprights were then cleared away from the balloon without injury. They then proceeded to fix the car to the machine, and to ascertain by weights the power of the air.- This was done with Scrupulous and scientific care— the globe was lowered, from the scaffold on which it was filled, and Mr. Biggins, as well as Mr. Lunardi, took their seats in the gallery, which was formed of an upright four- feet square, and netted with a strong. cord, about breast high; but quite open at the top. » Another experiment was then made of the power of the globe, when the voyagers were thus seated ; but it was found, to the regret of all, that the enterprizing spirit of Mr. Big- gins must remain for a time at least ungratified: The globe had not capacity and strength to ele- • We are favoured from good authority with . the following intelligence concerning Mr. Lu- nardi: That between six and 7 in the evening he descended in the neighbourhood of Ware, to . the great terror of some country people who : were at work near him, and taking him for some inhabitant of the other world, fled with preci- pitation at his approach. Finding it impossible to stop his Balloon, he called to them, letting them know who he was. Luckily Mr. Baker, late Mem- ber for Hertford, happened to be passing in his carriage, and immediately came up to Mr. Lunardi's assistance, by whole direction Mr. Baker laid hold of the grappling- iron, and the countrymen resuming courage returned, when by their united efforts they stopped the machine, and safely landed this hardy Aeronaut. He then set out for Ware, where he arrived; in perfect health; supt and lay there, And dines this day in town with Dr. Fordyre. Such were the incidents of yesterday, and we heartily wish that the effects may be valuable to the projector! Every Englishman should feel an emulation to reward him ; for uncertain as the good to be derived from such exeursion may be thought, yet it bccomes the nobleness of our nature to encourage them. Discoveries beyond the reach of human comprehension at present, may by perseverance be accomplished. Emula- tion and industry are a debt which is due to posterity, and he who shrinks from innovation is not his country's friend. Encouragement is the spur to emulation, and emulation the parent frequently of excellence. Let Mr. Lunardi therefore be patronised by a generous public. The following is a fact. — Luuardi being ask- ed what he thought himself of the expedition into the air which he was about, to undertake, answered, " I have Alexanders hope!" — allu- ding to the expression of that great hero when preparing for his Asian expedition :—" Thus do " I dispose of my hereditary dominions, and re- " serve for myself hope .'" Mons. Blanchard arrived on Tuefday last in this city, from Paris; be was brought over at the particular instance of Mr. Sheldon, with a view, it is said, of traversing the any regions in competition with M . Lunardi. Mr. Sheldon attended the Artillery ground yesterday, lightly equipped, to follow Mr. Lu- uardi, as Well as a fine hunter and a balloon could keep company with each other ! The Duke and Duchess of Richmond, in company with Mr. Pitt, occupied an apartment at the Floor- cloth Manufactory, in ihe City- Road, to see Mr. Lunardi's ascent, for which accommodation it is said the sum of fifty' gui- neas was paid ! while the spirited, adventurer had his seats in the Artillery Ground unoccupied* • The oar which Mr. Lunardi, while " hors'd upon the sightless couriers of the air," dropped yester- day afternoon, fell near the New Sessions- house, Clerkenwell- green, and was dextrously caught by Mr. Season, master of the Magpye alehouse, the corner of Mutton- lane: one of the wings or sails fell in Ray- street, and was taken up by Mrs. Godfrey, a servant at the Baptist's Head, St. John's- lane; but it was seized and torn in- to pieces and divided among the populace. The poor woman, with Streaming eyes and wringing hands, declared, ' that the loss of her husband or one of her Children would scarcely have given her more affliction than ' she felt at being so cruelly despoiled of the signal of good luck that the flying conjurer had thrown into her lap. The receipts at the Lyceum for the exhibition of the Air Balloon amounted to upwards of 900I. but we are sorry to hear these profits, were not solely appropriated to Mr. Lunardi, a share of them belonging to a Mr. Davies, one of the proprietors of the Royal Circus.— Sic vos non vobis. That France and the Emperor have really sep parate interests will admit of n0 dispute ; but Sovereigns, like private persons, sometime's mistake present and temptorary profit for solid advantage. When the fortification's of the bar- rier towns were demolished, every man of com ' mon discernment might perceive that the de- finition of Holland was determined .- the blow was struck immediately after the Emperor's visit to his brother of France, during which it is pro- bable the plan cf operations was laid.— The conduct of both these powers since that period has shewed the utmost refinement of subtlety. In proportion as Austria increased in her haugh- tiness, France redoubled her caresses ; by her insidious arts she drew in Holland to be assisting in the humiliation of the only power that cOuld and would have effectually assisted her in the day of danger. Great Britain, even though falling, crushed Holland ; and France, to second the views of her Imperial Ally, left the Republic in the lurch at the Peace. Not contented with this, she has pushed Dutch cullimility to the ut- most she has found means to frustrate every attempt, of the Prince of Orange to put the country in a state of defence, and has even had the ' dexterity to persuade the majority in the Assemblies of the State's, that it was on her alone they ought to rely. By insidious arts, by frau- dulent treaties, she has spirited up that infa- tuated people to refuse every demand of the Emperor; and now that a rupture cannot be avoided, when they apply to her for protection, she puts them off with a vague compliment. Their ruin seems inevitable ; but it will be like destroying the isthmus between two violent and contrary currents, which will immediately dash against each other, and spread havock and de- struction round them.' The little Princes in Germany will do well to look to themselves. Frederic their present Pro- tector, of whom alone Joseph seems to stand in awe, is not immortal ; and as his acquisitions have been made by the sword, they will proba- bly, on his decease, be restored by those Pow- ers from whom they were taken, or fall into the hands of other usurpers. When he is removed, Germany will perhaps be entirely subjected to the house of Austria, which' by concessions in the Netherlands may find means to prevail on France to stand neuter, or even assist her in her designs. it was the supreme ambition of Louis XIV. to extend his dominion from the Pyrenees to the Rhine, and who knows but the Bourbons and Hapsburgs may divide Europe between them, making that river their common boun- dary ? Extract of a letter from Sheerness, Sept. 13. " Remain at this port the Scipio man of war, and Nimble and Rambler cutters." Extract of a Letter from Chatham, Sept. 14. "' Arrived the Navy Transport, and remains with the Irresistible and Dictator. The balloon frenzy seems to have seized this neighbourhood; Aerostatic machines are now an amusement, pueris virginibusque, as well as to philosophers. They are made of thin, paper, in the form of a cone, the bottom of which is open ; a wire is fixed across, and some wool, dipped in spirits of wine, fastened to it. This being set on fire, sends them floating in the air ; but as they often fall before the in- flammable matter is consumed, mischief may be expected from these blazing meteors. Barns hay- stacks, and deal yards are liable to be set on fire; and as accidents have happened from these air balloons, it is Submitted as a question, Whether the Magistrates have power to suppress the present practice of flying them ?" Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Sept. I 5. " Arrived the Hebe man of war, Capt; Thornborough, from a cruize ; Neptune, Re- vans, and Friends Goodwill, Badcock, from London; St. John Baptist, Lemar, from Sene- gal; Cumberland, Maddock, and Industry; Payne, from Sunderland. " Sailed the Plymouth, Cow, for London. Extract of a letter from Deal, Sept. 15. " Arrived the Lord Macartney East- India- man, and remains in the Downs with two India Pilots. Arrived and sailed for ihe River, his Majesty's ship Champion. Wind E. N. e." The Westminster Scrutiny now stands, 35 bad, six good, two reserved. Yesterday evening as Mr. Olisler, of Red Bull- court, opposite Wood's Close in St. John's- street, was crossing the road near the Roebuck, at Tottenham, he was run over by a cart loaded with company from Edmonton Statute, and wounded 111 so shocking a manner, that his life was this morning despaired of. Lately was married the Rev. Sir Geo. Booth Bart. Rector of St. George's in the East, to Miss Rose, of St. John's- square, Clerkenwell. On Tuesday was married the Reverend Mr. Wilnshunt, of Maldon, to Miss Crompton, of Witham, in Essex. York, Sept. 7. The bricklayers of this city have been most busily employed for some time in blocking up windows; and it is a fact that one person has reduced his number from fourteen to three. . A few days ago a person at Stockwith, in Yorkshire, formerly a servant to a lady at Lin- coln, sent her a written note, begging her ac- ceptance of a SMALL present. . the present which arrived a few days after, was a single coal, upwards of 25 hundred weight. Last week died at D, ig in Cumberland, Eliza- beth Taylor, in the 103d. year of her age ; she retained all her facilities till the day of her death, except her sight, which she had lost some years ago ; but her spirits were uncommonly good, and she had lately been heard to say, that if she had her eye- sight; she could dance a jig as well as ever.— She was a servant in London at the ac- cession of Queen Ann to the throne; and she was at the Chapel Royal the first Sunday Queen Ann appeared publicly there". HAY- MARKET. ' last Night, The Noble peasant ; with Peeping Tom. ' DRURY- LANE. This Evening, The West Indian ;' with A Trip to Scotland. PRiCE of STOCKS, Thursday, Sept. 16, at one o'Clock. HOUSE, & c. To be lett, the large Mansion- House at Southwarnborough, in Hampshire ; the House stands in a paled Park, in a Ring Fence, with the extensive Manor of Southwarnborough and Crondall, in Which are Plenty of all Sorts of Game; the above Premises were for many Years occupied by the late Right Hon. Viscountess Folk- stone, now in the Occupation of her Son, the Hon. Philip Pusey, Esq. the coming- in Tenant will luve the Liberty of buying all Mr. Pusey's Furniture., & c. at a fair Appraisement. Southwarnborough is most delightfully situated in a dry, healthy Spot in a fertile Country, with every Convenience to ac- commodate a Nobleman's or Gentleman's Family. Southwarnborough is two miles from Odiham, five Miles from Basingstoke, and three Miles out of the Turnpike- Road leading from Fareham to Alton, and is about forty- five Miles from London. Mr. Wise, at the House, will shew the Premises, and for Particulars enquire of Mr. Nicholles, at the Bush Inn in Farnham, Surry. COPPER WORK'S.' To all Proprietors of COPPER WORKS in ENGLAND and WALES. IT is thought right to give you this public Information, that a Person who calls himself BEA- VIS POWELL, brought up at some of the Copper Mills in South Wales, was lately detected in enticing the Work- men of the PARYS MINE COMPANY, at their Cop- per Mills, near Holywell, in Flintshire, to go over to France, to direct and work some Copper Mills, proposed to be erected near Paris; and on full Proof of the Fact, be- fore John Ellis Mostyn, esq.. one of his Majesty's Jus- tices of the peace for this County, was committed to Gaol, and is to be prosecuted for the Offence at the next Great Session. — As there is Reason to suspect other Per- sons are employed on the same Occasion, it is to be hoped they may also be discovered, and brought to condign Punishment, A founder, in London, and another Per- son, about 56 Miles distance from it, correspond with POWELL, the Prisoner. If they do not give a satisfactory Account of the Matter, their Names shall be made Public. Greenfield Mills, sept. 13, 1784. %
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