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The Leicester Journal


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Date of Article: 12/05/1787
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LEICESTER Number 1793. SATURDAY, Printed by J. G R E G O R Y, Where Advertisements, Articles of Intelligence, & c. are received ; JOURNAL. MAY 12, 1787. Price Three- peace. in the MARKET- PLAGE5 and Printing in general executed with Neatness and Expedition. Saturday's and Sunday's Posts. Dublin, April 2& t THE following is a genuine account of the melancholy catastrophe at Clondalkin :— From the very great demand for powder at the above place, a great quantity, to the amount of i6o barrels, were suffered to remain in the place where it undergoes the last process it is usually fecared in the magazine, but unfortu- nately that precaution was neglected. The greater part of the persons employed there are Englishmen : and Monday being St. George's day, they devoted it to the commemoration of their Patron Saint. Two men only were at work when the dreadful ac- cident happened, which was Caused by the over- heating of a stove that had been used for drying the powder. On this stove were five or six barrels— they first took fire, and then communicated to the others. The violent concussion of the air, that must have been the consequence of such a tremendous explosion, can easily be conceived. Its effects were felt for se- veral miles round ; but more particularly in a di- rection east of the spot. The earth seemed to shake from the very centre ; and many persons adjacent were deprived of sight for a few moments by the vi- olence qf the shock ; houses were unroofed ; win- dows broken ; and pewter and other things call with violence from the dressers. But its effects at the spot itself were horrible beyond deacription— the whole building was torn up from the very foundati- on, and hurled into the air. When the cloud of smoak had dispersed not a vestige of it was to be seen Ponderous ruins, tons in weight, were call to the • distance of five or six fields, and the ground was ploughed into furrows where large slones, hurried on by a violent impetus had touched. All the fish in a pond contiguous were found dead, floating on the furface of the water ; trees were broken in the mid- dle, and the remainder of the works, which were to- tally detached from the place, presented a frightful spectacle of ruin. One of the men who was in the houfe at the time was found in a quarry adjacent— his head horribly shattered ; the other has not yet been discovered. Five or fix men were wounded, LONDON, MAY;. His Excellency the Prussian Ambassador is faid to have delivered a memorial to the ministry, by which it is proposed to extend the British trade on very advantageous terms, into every part of the Prussian dominions. Such is the influx of money into this kingdom, gradually increasing, since the peace, that several of the nobility and gentry have been paying off their annuities / aft, by borrowing large sum. at four and a half per cent, which enables them to pay a quar- ter's income in advance, ( the usual method in pay- ing off,) and put a considerable surplus in their poc- kets. All hopes of Lord North's recovery are thought at an end. He is, it is feared, irrecoverably blind. The ensuing Lottery contains a greater number of capital prizes, than ever was known in any for- mer one. There are three 20,000!. and four LEICESTERSHIRE MILITIA. AT a General Meeting of the Deputy Lieute- nants of the County of Leicester, for carrying into ex- ecution the Laws now in force for raising- and training the Militia within the kingdom of Great- Britain, held at the Three Cranes in Leicefter, on Monday the 19th day of Febru- ary, 1787, [ being the firrt General Meeting :]—' The firlt SUBDIVISION MEETINGS were appointed to be held in the several Hundreds, on the- days and at the places hereafter mentioned, viz. GUTHLAXTON— advertised to be on May t4, at the house of Daniel Burgess, at the Bull- Head in Blaby— is postponed to Monday, May ar— the former being Lei- cester Fair- day, and on that account very inconvenient to many peifons who may be obliged to attend. GARtREE. Wednefday, May 16, at the houfe of Jofeph Spooner, the Blue Bell Inn in Humberstone- gate, in the Bi- ( hop's Fee, Leicefter. FRAMLAND. Thursday, May 24, at the house of Fran- cis Ward, the Swan in Melton. BOROUGH of LEICESTER. Thursday, May 17, at the Guildhall 0/ the faid Borough. CLEMENT WINSTANLEY. EDWARD CHESELDEN. HENRY COLEMAN. The second General Meeting of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Leicester, for putting in execution the laws in being tor raising and training the Militia Forces of this kingdom, will be held at the Three- Cranes Inn in Leicester, on tuesday the 19th day of May inst. in order to receive the lilts Irom the respective Subdivision Clerks, ahd apportion the number of private men that each Subdivision is to find reflectively. I To be S O L D by AUCTION, By Mr. DRAKE, On Thurfday the 17th of May, 1787, at the Three- Crowns In « in Leicefter j the fale to commence at 5 o'clock ; LOT I. ASpacious DWELLING- HOUSE situated on the Cornwall in Leicester, in the tenure of Mr, Ald, Chambers ; consisting of 5 Cellars, A very large Shop, Kit- chen, 2 Parlours wainscoted, 4 Chambers with light Clofets, 4 Garrets and a large Closet, a 2- nail Stable, a Brewhoufe, See.—— The premises are well adapted for two good houfes, at a very small expence : —— Any encomiums upon this eftate are unnecessary ; the situation is perhaps as eligible for trade as any in Leicester. LOT II. A very good GARDEN, about 200 yards from the first lot, containing 14 yards on the front, and 22 yards deep, well walled round. For further particulars enquire of Mr. Drake, Leicester. ALDERMAN CHAMBERS, PResents his most respectful Compliments to all his Friends and Customers, and begs Leave to acquaint them, that, notwithstanding the above House is advertised to be sold, he continues his Business there as usual. Leicester, 27th April, 1787. « SALES By AUCTION, i by Mr. FARMER. A1 iNsANity. To the P U B L I C. INSANITY, with all its consequences, forms a complicated SCENE of MISERY, which a benevolent mind cannot contemplate but. with pain ; no apology, therefore, is necessary for any attempt which may be made, with a view to diminish an evil of such magnitude. Every day affords molt melancholy examples of » heavy expence incurred, and of severities practised, in what are called MAD HOUSES; both of which contribute to aggravate one of the greatest calamities to which Humanity is exposed. The conduct of those committed to my care will not be governed by the capricious, unfeeling mind of a servant, but will be regulated by myse/ f, with the strictest regard to their comfort and welfare; and the compensation I receive for their Board and Medicine, will be proportioned to the station in life, and to the circumstances of each individual. Let any impartial person compare this proposal with the shameful exactions which are every day practised, in those Houses, where it is the fate of the miserable Lunatic 10 be confined. Instead of taking patients by the quarter ( as is the custom of other Houses) I propose lessening the expence, by admitting recent cases, by the week; so that they will be removeable whenever their friends chuse to take them away, without the additional expence of a quarter. There is but too much reafon to believe that, in some places, the confinement has been cruelly and unnecessarily extended, from the most sordid motives, finally, ( which must prove an advantage not to he met with in any other House of this sort) each patient shall it attended by any Physican of good character the friends may appoint ; to whom my doors shall be at all times open. Kj' For further particulars apply to W. INGLE, Surgeon and Apothecary in Leicester. A: IOJOOO!. prizes. Yesterday morning died the celebrated tragedian Mrs. Yates.—- The complaint that occasioned her death was the dropsy, which had been gradually in creasing for fome years, and for which she had re- peatedly submitted to the operation of tapping, without obtaining more than a temporary relief. The last time this operation was performed, it was contrary to the opinion of her physician ; but, from the hope natural to her situation, determined to try the effect of it once more, and bore it, as well as all the sufferings incidental to the disorder, with ex- emplary resignation.——— Her first theatrical effort was made in Ireland under the elder Mr. Sheridan ; but, not cultivating his favor, or, as was reported, not vanquished by his gallant attacks, her abilities were prevented from acquiring that lustre to which they were entitled ; and she quitted that kingdom procuring a trifling situation at one of the London theatres, where her talents remained some time in total obscurity, till the accidental illness of a supe- rior actress gave her an opportunity of appearing in a character of eminence, in which she discovered such excellence, that the Manager thought her de- serving of protection and advancement. As soon as the track was opened for the unremitted exertion of her powers, her great merit became evident, and she reached the proudest heights of her profession, with a success which enabled her to accumulate a very large fortune, which, with a prudence rather unusual in her profession, she secured, to provide a- gainst the caprices of public taste, and alleviate the cares of declining life. At the sale of the late Mr. Bartlet's coins, which terminated on Tuesday last, a copper halfpenny sold for zl. 16s. a penny of one of our first kings for 81. 7s. 6d. another for ten guineas; a third for lot. 15s. an eighteen- penny piece for 16 guineas ; the Oxford Crown ( dog cheap) at z6t 10 .—( the ptirchaser declared he was determined to have it had itcost him 100 guineas;) a Ramage's half- crown for 30!.— Such is the love of virtu ! W Market- Harborough, 3d Mas, 178-, E, the MINISTER, CHURCHWARD1 habitants of tire Parish of Market- Harborough aforesaid, d" hereby certify, that the aaid Parish it now, and has for three weeks part, been free from the SMAI. L- POX. E. VARDY, Minister, RICHARD HOW, JOHN MUTTON, \ Churchwardens. THOS. SANDERSON, THOS. INKERSOLE, overaeers. CHAS. ALLEN, Surgeon. J. GOODWIN, Surgeon. MARSTON BUSZARD, Surgeon. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mr. F A R M E R, On Wednesday the 13d, and Thursday the 24th of May instant, on the Premises, LL the HOUSHOLD FURNITURE of the late THO. AYRE, Gent. Comprising fevetal furnish'd bedfteads, feather- beds, blankets, quilts, chetts of drawers, glasses, chairs, tables, hand fome eight- day clock, pewter, kitchen requifites, two coppers, brewing- vesselSj also some books, with a variety of other articles.— The Sale to begin at eleven o'clock. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mr. FARMER, At the Bull- Head Inn, Hinckley, on Monday the 14th day of May, at two o'clock in the afternoon, Y- ONE STOCKING - FRAMES, as under In whose hands. John Abell, Thomas Freer, John Dilly, William Baley, Ditto, James Smith, Ditto, William Leadster, Ditto, liitto, Joseph Iliffe, George Bodkin, Ditto, James jackson,. John Russell, Nathaniel Smith, George Dickering. Wm. Orton, Frams. Castle Street, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, New rccruit, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto; To be SOLD by AUCTION, By CHARLES BRUCE, At his RePOSITORy, at the WHITe- HART Inn, on Mon- day next, and the following day : THE STOCK in TRADE of an UPHOL- STERER and CABINET- MAKER, who is going to leave off business. Consisting of three feather- beds, several carpets, two sets of mahogany chairs stuft over the rails, 12 oak oblong dining- tables, 10 oak flcreen tables, a sopha cover- ed with green moreen, 6 card- tables, 8 butler's trays, pier and swing glasses, 4 mahogany bason stands, bed- lace, tassels, paper- hangings, Sec. t To be SOLD by AUCTION, By CHARLES BRUCE, On the PreMises of the late Mr. HIND, at WHeTSTOne- LODGe, known by the sign of the Dog- and- Gun, on the Lutterworth- road, in the county of Leicefter, on Tuefday tile 22d of May inft. and following day : aLL the HOUSHOL- D GOODS, PLATE, LINEN and CHINA, BREWING- VESSELS, LIVE and DEAD STOCK, IMPLEMENTS in HUSBANDRY! and other EfFects. The Sale to begin at ten o'clock each morning. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, By WILLIAM WHEATLEY, At the White- Lion in Hinckley, in the county of Leicefter, on Thurfday the 17th of May, FIFTEEN STOCKING - FRAMES, as under : Ar » . Ga. W\ A. In whose hands. residence. 1 14 15 Mary Wood, ( Machine) Hinckley. 2 21 15 Christopher Iliff, Do. 3 18 15 Abram Standley, Do. 4 22 15 John Brooks, Framesmith, DOi 5 134 15 William Randle, Do. 8 21 15 Thomas Hopkins, Do. 59 14 15 1 George Osborn, Machine Do. 169 14 15 Ditto, ( F> o.) Do. 11 22 16 George Suffolk, 4 19 15 Ditto, iX 18 15 Ditto, }• Stoke. 38 21 15 Richard Suffolk, 61 21 15 Stephen Kinderley; 80 23 15 Samuel Aumey, 7 99 19 15 Samuel Truslove, ) 1 Shilton. Residence. Sapcoat. Castle- End, Hinckley. Ditto, Bond End, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Di'to. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Stockhill head, Do. Church- lane, l> o. Ditto, Do, Old Meeting- lane, Do. Castle- End, Church- Lane, Bond. End, Ditto, Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. STAMFORD, iqth April,- 1787. BOARDING & DAy SCHOOL, For YOUNG LADIES. Mr. and Mrs. BROUGHTON, BEG leave to acquaint their Friends and the Public, that they are r emoved from their late House to a much larger and commodious one in the MONDAY MAR ket, fomerly occupied as a School by Mrs. Allen. Mr, and Mrs. BROUGhTON embrace this opportunity of preftnting their moft grateful acknowledgments to their Friends for the encouragement they have met with, and hum bty solicit a cotinuance of their favors, 1787. PETERBOROUGH RACES. TUESDAY, June 12th. — FIFTY POUNDS given by the Right Honourable Earl Fitzwilliani, for three years old Colts and Fillies, that never won. Colts 7ft. I2lb. Fillies 7ft. 10 b. The beft of three one mile and quarter heats. WtnfcIS » AV, Jane 13th.— The CiTY PLATE of FIFTY POUNDS, for Horses, Mares, or Geldings, that never won Filty Pounds, matches excepted, Four- miles heats. Three- year. old> to cany a feather ; four- year- olds 7ft. 51b. ; five- year olds 8lf, 31b.; fix- year. olds Slt. ylb.; and aged Sit. lolb. Mare » and Geldings to be allowed ilb. each. The winner of this plate to be sold within fifteen minutes after running, if demanded by a subscriber, ( or one hundred and fifty guineas. THURSDAy, June 14. — The MEMBERS PLATfe of FIFTY POUNDS. Four year- olds 7ft. 51b ; five- year- olds 8( 1. elb. ; fix- year. olds 811. 1 lib. and aged 9ft. FOur- miles heats. Winners of one plate this year to carry » lb. extra ; of two plates 5II). ; of three plates 7II) ; and of a King's plate 91b. extra. Mares and Geldings allowed 2lb. each. To be shewn and entered at the Angel Inn, on Saturday the 9th day of June, between the hours of four and seVen o'clock in the evening, when a certificate ef the age and qua- lification of each horse, ftc. is to be produced,— Entrance Two Guineas each, and Five Shillings to the Clerk, or dou- ble at the post.— Each winning, horfe to pay one guinea to- wards the fcales, weights, and drums. Every horse to stand at the house of a subscriber of one guinea, and to be plated by a subscribing smith of half- a- guinea. No less than three reputed Running- horses, Stc. to flart for either plate ; and if but one, the owner fh ill receive five guineas ; if two, five guineas each ; and their entrance- money returned. No crossing or jostling ; nothing but fair running will be allowed,— Any disputes which may arife about the entering, riding, or running, shall be determined by the Stewards, or whom they may appoint, and that determination shall be fi- nal. RICHARD BENYON, Esq. 1 - The Hon. LIONEL DAMER, stEWARD'- Gentlemen are desired to order their riders at the time of entrance to mention the colours they intend to ride in, and nut to alter them. The Turf Is remarkable fine. To be SOLD by AUCTIO N, By S. ABELL, At the houfe of Mrs. Springthorpe, the White- Hart Inn, in Ashby- de la- Zouch, oh Saturday the 16th of this inttanc May betwixt the hours of three and five of the clock it\ the afternoon, subject to fuch conditions as shall be thert produced : ALL those FOUR CLOSESj or Grounds inclo- fed, lying in a ring- fence in the lordfhip of Donning- ton- on- the heath, in Leicestershire; containing together twen- ty acres, or thereabouts, tenanted by Mr. David Taylor. For further particulars enquire of Mr. Smith, Attorney, in Ashby- de- la- Zouch. and fuhjeft to fuch A1 OLD by AUCTION, By Mr. F A R M E R, On Monday the 28th day of May Inst. at 5 o'clock in the af- noon ( if not sooner disposed of by private contract, of which timely notice will be given in this paper,) at the house ol John Keightley, near the Infirmary, called by the name or lign of the Leicester- Navigation, \ Large and Commodious MESSUAGE, or t\ TENEMENT, Handing at the bottom ol the Grange- lane in Leicester, near the Infirmary, with the out- buildings, yard, garden and appurtenances thereunto belonging, in tire occupation of Mr. Groce, woolcomber, and very convenient for a holier or woolcombcr, or any person in both thofe trades. Alfo a new- built MESSUAGE, or TENeMFNT, ured as a publick- house, in the occupation of John Keightley, called by the name or sign of the Leicester- Navigation, and adjoin- ing the messuage or tenement above- mentioned on thefouth fide thereof, with a large yard, used as a coal- yard, well wal- led round with brick walls, and sufficient room for building of malt- offices, and the gateway leading into the faid yard be- ing contiguous to the turnpike- roads leading from Leicefter to Welford, and Irom Leicester to Lutterworth. Alfo fix other TENEMENTS, or DWELLING- HOUSES, In good repair, with the yards thereunto belonging, standing on the northward side of the said first- mentioned messuage, and in tlte several occupations of Mary Bunney, Samuel Coo- per, George Linsdale, Samuel Graves, William Wellon, and Thomas Wood. The premises produce the annual clear rents of 4il. 65. and will be offered to sale in such lots as shall be agreeable to the perfons attendant on the said sale, and in case the whole, or a confiderable part of the faid premises shall be fold, three or four hundred pounds may lye 011 mor tgage thereof. For further particulars, and to treat for the fame, apply to Mr. Thomas Coleman, hosier, near the Turk's- head in South Gate- street, Leicester; and to fee the premises apply to Mr. George Groce, one of the tenants. To be RE- SOLD by AUCTION, By JOSEPH BAGNALL) By Order of the Creditors of William Good, a Bankrupt, irt the House of Mr. Joseph Rice, the Queen's head In Ashby de- la- Zouch, in the county of Leicester, oft Saturday the 26th day of May instant, ( and not on the jgth as adver- tised last week) between ihe hours of two and four of ths afternoon, either together or seperate_ conditions as Shall be then produced : LL the REAL ESTATE of the said Bank- rupt, consisting of a Messuage or Dwelling house, late- ly repaired and Underbuilt, in the town of Ravenstone ; to- gether with a very good Malt- office in thorough repair, Sta- bles, Yard, ai d Garden, now untenanted. Also two neat newly- erected Dwelling- houses, contiguoul to th.' aforesaid Messuage, in the several occupations of Mrs, Hextall and Samuel Hunt. For further particulars apply to the Assignees, Mr. Joseph ? waine, Mr. William Freeman, and Mr. John BradshaW, all of Ravenstone, who will shew the premises— or to Mr. Pestell, Attorney, in Ashby- de- la Zouch. To be sold at the time and place above- mentioned* a good six inch wheel'd waggon. To be SOLD, and entered upon immediatelyi either together or in Parcels, AFREEHOLD ESTATE, situate, standing anJ being in the lordship ot Kirby- Muxloe, in the county of Leicester, late in the oc- upatioft of John Burgefa, called Brickman- Hill Farm; consisting of a convenient Farm- houfej with good Out houses, and near 200 Acres of Land, well wooded and watered. N. B. There will be an Ordinary at the Angel on Tuesday and Thursday, and at the Saracen's- head on Wednesday ; and a Ball at the Angel on Thursday as usual. The Comedians will be at Peterborough in the Race Tr ME LTON MOWBRAY, May ilt, 178-'. To be SOLD by AUCTION, ' By THOMAS BURTON, On Wednesday the 16th of this inftant May, On the Premises lately occupied by Mr. Chriltopher Stavely at SYSONBy near Melton- Mowbray, HE Genteel Houshold Furniture, Plate, Linen, China, and other Effects;— confiding of Four- Poft Bedsteads, Moreen and other Hangings, good Goofe Coat and other Beds, Counterpanes, Fine Blankets, and Quilts, Sheets and Table Linen, Dining, Tea, and other Tables ;— very good Oak and other Chairs, Pier Glasses in carved Frames,— an Eight- day Clock in a neat Wainscot Cafe— Marble Side " Board on a Mahogany Frame, Mahogany Tea Boards, Glass Salvers, Complete Sets of Table Knives and Forks. . A Copper and Brewing Vessels, with Pipes, Hogs- heads, and fmall Barrels 5 Scullery and Dairy Utensils ;— a large Lead Salting Trough with a Cover.— The above, with feveral Implements of Husbandry, and other things, may be viewed the day preceding the Sale. Catalogues may be had of Mr. Christopher Stavely at the Ram Inn, or of the Auctioneer in Melton Mowbrav; The Sale to be The prertilfes are divided into twci allotments, and will ferve for two farms ; one containing about 154. acres; lyinfc contiguous to the faid farm7houfe; and the other about 46 acres, but within fo fliort a oiltance as to be- occupied with convenience with the otiier part. For further particulars apply to Mr. H. King, Attorney Irk Leicefter. To be SOLD, SEVERAL CLOSES of rich tythe- free Parttire and Meadow Land, in the lordlhip of Lubbenham and county of Leicelter, together upwards of Ha Acres, in the tenure of Messrs. Buswell and Swindler. And a FARM - HOUSE, with convenient offices, and several Closes of rich tythe- free Pasture and Meadow Land, in the lordship of Gumley and county of Leicester, together about 89 Acres, in the tenure of Mr. James Tebbott. The Tenants will shew the Premises, and for further par* ticulars apply to Mr. Pares, Jun. Leicester. To be SOLD by AUCTION^ At the White Hart Inn, Leicester, on Monday the £ i( t of May inftant, ( and not on Tuefday the 15th as before ad- vertifed,) at three of the clock in the afternoon, infuctt Lots and on fuch Conditions as shall then be fixed on, AFREEHOLD ESTATE at Whetstone, in the county of Leicelter, consisting of a Messuage, now ul'cd as an Inn, known by the sign of the Dog and Gun, fituate on the Turnpike Road between Leicester and Lutterworth, with a Barn, Stable, and other Outbuildings, a Garden and Orchard, lately planted with choice FrUit Trees.— Also several Clofes, together about 60 acres. Also,— an ESTATE at Whetstone, held under a lease from Trinity College, Cambridge, Consisting of a Messuage in the town of Whetstone, with a Barn, Stables, and other Outbuildings, and several Closes, together about 57 Acres. Mr. Henry Hall, of Colby Lodge j will shew the premises ; and, for further particulars, apply to Mr. Pares, Jun, Leicester. N. B. A Thousand Pounds may remain on the security of the above premises, ? Tuesday's and Wednesday's Posts. HOUSE of COMMONS.— Monday, May 7. THE House having resolved into a Committee of the whole House, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, agreeably to the notice he had given on Friday, Hated the general plan which he proposed to adopt with regard to an increase of the duty now paid by the retail dealers in spirits, which he faid was not only intended as a measure of finance, but it would alfo operate in some degree as a matter of regulation. Trie general objection to licences, he believed, ap- plied lefs to this kind of trade than to any other; it was certainly proper that some sort of check be given to the multiplication of petty retailers of sfpirits, which were often great nuisances; and it was also right that they should not reap too great an advantage fiom the reduction of the duties on the commodity which they vended. It was therefore his intention to propose some resolutions to the Committee for laying an additional duty on them, in proportion to the rent which they paid, which he assumed as the best criterion for judging of the extent of their business. All those who rented houses under 101. he proposed should pay an additional duty of si. From 10I. to 15' 15I to 20I. zol. tozjl. — 3 and so on at the rate of Ss. for every 5I. of rent, till the rent ( hould amount 11 50I. beyond which it was not his intention to go, becaufe be believed that thofe houfes which paid more than 50I. rent, did not feH fo great a quantity, of fpirits as thofe at in- Jerior rents. the whole he fai l, would produce So. oool. a year. In order, however, that the pro- pofeu additional dutv fhould not fall too heavy on the smaller dealers, he meant that it fhould be colledled by instalments every six weeks, _ in proportion to the rate of its annual amount. Having ii^ ed this, he Concluded with moving the feveral refo utions, which were agreed to. The house in a Committee, Mr. Rose in the chair, The Chancellor of the Exchequer made fome ob servations on the effect of the reduction of the duties on foreign wines, and that it was fair and equitable that the importers and dealers ihould have allowance for their stock on hand previous to the redudlion. He therefore proposed to allow the difference of duty to all those whose stock exceeded 252 gallons, whether in bottles or in casks. He then moved a resolution to that purpofe, which was agreed to, after a few words from Mr. Dempster and Mr. Medley. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, after fome preliminary observations on the case of the proprie- tors of lands in East Florida, which had, in consequence of the last treaty of peace, been ceded to Spain, proposed that some temporary relief fliould be given to them, at the rate of 40 percent, of their respective' claims, and moved a resolution to that effect. Mr. Dempster said, it was not his wish to oppofe any measure which went to relieve distress ; but he f, w no reason why any distinction had been made between the proprietors of lands in East Florida, and those the same description in Weft Florida. The frffl was, that it was not the property, bur itw? dominion of east Florida, which had been given 110 10 Spain; while the proprietors of West Florida had lost both, and therefore had, if not a greater, at least an equal claim, on the justice of their country, for some compensation for their losses. Mr. Pitt denied the doctrine of Mr. Dempfler. Well Florida, he said, had. fallen to Spain by the fate of war, and therefore had no more claim on government than the owner of a private ship which had been taken by the enemy. East Florida, on the contrary, was in our possession at the end of the war, and had been ceded to Spain by an article in the treaty of peace, which undoubtedly, gave the proprietors of lands there a fair and equitable claim to compensation. The motion passed. The order of the day was then read, and the h > ufe resolved into a Committee of the whole houfe, Lord Frederick Campbell in the chair. Mr. Dundas rose to open his India budget. It was his intention, he said, to give an accurate re presentation of the ftate of our affairs in India, free from any exaggeration or disguise. Bv this date- ment he was confident that he should make it appear that there' was no room for despondency on this head ; but that, on the contrary, the prospeft that presented itself was flattering and agreeable. It had been mentioned, that publicity was eflentiai to the Drofperity of our India government, to this idea two Crore of rupees, ( about two millions sterllng.) Having dated these particulars, he adverted to the commercial affairs of the Company, and ob- ferved, that the distresses and perplexities in which they had been involved by the calamities of war, had, in one respect, been of considerable benefit to them, inasmuch as they had induced them to devote their attention in a more particular manner to their commercial concerns, and to consider the design of their original institution, by which they were only a Corporation of Merchants, though they are now the instruments by which the government of a very extensive territory, successively acquired by the troops in their fervice, is carried on. He dwelt for fome time, on their trade, and the investments employed in it ; and concluded his speech, which kept him on his legs about two hours, with expref- fing his confidence in the prefent, as well as future, resources of India ; in its flourishing state, which wonld render it a match for any enemies, either A- siatic, or European, and in the prospect which it af- forded of greater advantages, provided agriculture and manufactures were diligently purfued and en- couraged, the landholders suffered to enjoy their possessions in perfect security, and the government administered with justice and impartiality. He then moved a long string of resolutions, relative to dif- serent sub- divisions of the three principal heads al- ready mentioned. Mr. Francis was of opinion there wa; not fo much reason for confidence and triumph as the learned gentleman apprehended. He then anirnad. verted on that gentleman's statement, and endeavo- red to confute him in several parts of it. Mr. Burke thought the learned gentleman was too sanguine in his expeditions respecting India, and had exhibited too favorable a view of the Com- pany's affairs. The questions upon the different motions tvere put and carried. he readily assented ; being convinced, that with refpedl to a country which had afforded us a reve- nue of five millions sterling, we ought to be perfect ly acquainted with the purposes to which that reve- nue was applied ; that when seventy or eighty thou- sand men were maintained for the defence of a country, we ought to know in what manner they are employed ; and that we should be particularly informed of the extent of patronage belonging to the Directors of that Government. The business he was now bringing forward, was only the begin- ningof a measure which was intended to be annual. After this preamble, he divided his statement into three general heads, viz. the debts of the East India Company, their revenues, and their establishments, both civil ' and military. He stated the total amount of the Company's debts, at the present time to be nine crore, seventeen lacks, 6,47; rupees ( near o, 180,000!.)— The annual revenues of Bengal he edimated at about 5. ooo. oool.—' Those of Madras he valued at upwards of 250,000!. and thofe of Bombay at above 1 to. oool.— The charges of the Company's establishments, as now fixed, conside- rably exceeded four millions sterling ; but, after the payment of every part of the annual expenditure, and making every necessary allowance, the surplus of the revenue amounted to 150 lacks of rupees. Hence it appeared, that the application of this an- nual surplus to the liquidation of the debts due from trie Company, would in a few years entirely clear them. And' he had very good reason to believe, that the surplus of the next year would amount to LONDON, May 8. Yesterday Mr. Pitt had a conference with the Prince 0f Wales at Carlton House, when, we understand, he intimated that his Majesty had not authorized him to signify his final approbation of either of the plans which had been submitted to his pleasure. The Minister expressed his earnestness for a speedy and pleasant conclusion of the business ; and entertained the warmed hopes that his Royal . Highness would yet accede to the proposition which his Majedv had originally made— namely, to resume his establishment without any addition to his income, and then he might be allured of the King's agreeing to support the liquidation of his debts. This proportion the Prince had decidedly refused, on the ground of its impracticability. He had tried it for three years, and found, that with so enormous an establishment, he must fall into debt. He desired no addition of revenue, if he was not to be burthened with an useless establishment. But if that establishment must; be resumed, it was necessary that he should have his income encreased. It is currently reported, that previous toany over- tures of accommodation being offered to the Prince, it was the express command of a certain Great Per- sonage that the intended motion of last Friday should be withdrawn. Major Scott, in yesterday's debate on the date of India, aderted, that the territory of Benares alone, in the course of ten years only, furnished the Com- pany's treasure with fourteen millions sterling. This source being now dried up, was one of the causes of the scarcity of circulating cash, and would, he fear ed, occasion the sending of bullion from England to purchafe the China investments. It is now mentioned with confidence, that very early in the next session of Parliament, the import- ant business of a final adjustment of commerce be- tween this country and Ireland, will be seriously and actively entered on. The disposition, of the subsequent regiments of infantry for foreign service, for six years, we are assured, is as follows : In 1787, The 4th, 5th, and 20th regiments go to Canada, to relieve the 29th, 3id, and 34th regiments. 17S8, The 9th replaces the 53J at Canada; the 48th and 49th go to Nova Scotia, to relieve the 37th and 42d. 1789, The 20th goes to Jamaica, to relieve the 3d ; the 2 id and 24th to Nova Scotia, to relieve the 54th and 57th. 1790, T ie 1st ( Royal) and 62 1 go to Jamaica, to relieve the 14th and 19th; the 47th to Dominica to relieve the 30th. 1791, The 13th, 15th, and 16th, go to Gibraltar, to relieve the zd, 25th, and 59th. 1792, The 46th, 5 id, and 61 ft, go to Gibaltar, to relieve the tub, 18th, and 32d. The squadron for Newfoundland this season are, the Saliibury, of 50 guns, Winchelsea, of 32, Rose, of 28, and Scorpion sloop, of i6guns. Sir John Lockhart Ross, who goes out shortly to Gibraltar, to succeed Commodore Colby, as Commander of the squadron on that station, has obtained an addition of two more frigates. The fleet will then consist of one ship of 50 guns, five frigates, and two sloops, making eight men of war in the whole. Mess. Wilberforce, Whitbread, and Watson, had on Saturday another conference with the minister on the subject of a new copper coinage, and the means of preventing in future the circulation of base copper. Extra ft of a letter from St. Kitt's, March 20. " All the ships that have arrived here this season have full cargoes, for never had we greater plenty of fugar than the last crop, and we have enough to load another fleet. We have received melancholy accounts from several of the French islands, par- ticularly Guadaloupe and Martinico, both which have suffered greatly by hurricanes, and other islands by pestilential disorders, which have carried off a number of their negroes; but thank God, we are free of those calamities, and on the contrary, enjoy health, and plenty of every necessary of life." Dublin, May 3. Her Grace the Duchess of Rut- land, our beauteous Vice- Queen, with four of her charming children, sailed at noon this day on board the yatcht, Sir Alexander Schomberg, for Holy- head, where the Duchess of Beaufort has been for fome days, in anxious expectation of meeting thofe dear pledges of parental care ; and we are happy in being able to inform the public, from good autho- rity, that the Duchess of Rutland's state of health is by no means such as has been represented. Sunday his Excellency Captain Arthur Philip fet out for Portsmouth, in order to embark for Nav- South Wales. The farming of the post- horse duty is to take place on the 5 th of August. Yesterday Mr. Bowes appeared before the Court of King's Bench, Westminller- hall, when the court limited his bail to two years, instead of 14 as for- merly ordered, but continued the amount as before. A new method of picking pockets is begun to be practised in church. One of the gang screams out as in a fit, the congregation is disturbed and alarm- ed, and their pockets are an easy prey. This was attempted at St. Michael's, Cornhill, on Sunday sen'night, but one of the beadles saw through the joke, and conveyed the fick gentleman in a coach to the Poultry- Compter, where he was humanely ta- ken care of till the fit ' went off. Yesterday morning a jew was decoyed into a houfe of ill- fame in Blue- court, Saffron- hill, by three prostitutes, who, after robbing him of money, fell upon him and cut his throat in a shocking manner, but missed his windpipe. They were interrupt- ed by some persons, who apprehended one of them, and taking her before a magistrate she was commit- ted to Bridewell. T HuRSDAY's POST. From the LONDON GAZETTE. whitehall, May 8. THE King has been pleased to approve of George Wolff, Esq. to be Conful for the King of Denmark in the port cf London, and in the other ports of England, and the islands thereto belonging, excepting those distridts where other Consuls have already been appointed by his Danish Majesty. LONDON, May 9. It is with extreme concern we are compelled to de- clare, that there is now less prospect than ever of a reconciliation between a certain illustrious personage and the Heir Apparent of these kingdoms. The negociation with the Prince has effected nothing — but procrastination. On Monday evening his Royal Highness received a letter from Windsor— the. heads of which dated with ambiguity 1. great satisfaction in his Highness having submitted to a parliamentary exposition of his debts. 2. That no thought could be entertained of their liquidati- on, til) the quantum of each debt was accurately stated 3. That the nature of each debt must be particularly fpeci- fied :— from a review of which, the expediency, or inexpedi- ency of their liquidation, mult he decided. 4. That at all events no assent would be given to the fmal- lest encrease of his Royal Highness's annual revenues. The Prince wrote back an answer, as explanato- ry to this letter as the nature of it would admit ; which was presented yesterday to his Majesty before he went to the review at Blackheath : the Royal ultimatum was expected last night, but had not reached Carleton- house at one this morning. A morning paper says, that the Prince of Wales received a letter from Mr. Pitt yesterday, that it was his Majesty's pleasure that he should order a full account of his debts to be sent to the Treasury, which was complied with. A few days ago Mr. Walter S , brother of the lady whom Lord George Gordon wished to subpoena, but could not tell her title, waited upon his Lordship, and informed him, that if he proceed- ed in his present conduct, he must take serious no- tice of his impertinence. The following letter from Lord George Gordon to Mr. Pitt, was delivered to Mr. Pitt before he went to the Houfe of Commons on Friday : " Sir,— Mr. Walter Smythe, brother to Mrs. Fitzherbert, came to my house in Welbeck- street this morning, and Mr. Smythe acquainted me, that he had brought Mr. Adon to be present whilst he in- formed me, that he would call me to an account if I went to Mrs. Fitzherbert's again, or wrote to her, or to him, or took liberties with their names in pub- lic, as Mrs. Fitzherbert was very much alarmed when my name was mentioned. I answered, that I looked upon this as a threatening visit; But that I must yet apply to Mrs. Fitzherbert,. himself, or Sir Carnaby Haggerstone, as often as I found occasion, till a written answer was sent to me concerning the just title of their sister, just as if he had not called upon me. Some other conversation passed touching the marriage ; but this was the substance and refult of the whole. I think it my duty to inform you, as Prime Mi nider, with this circumitance, that you may be ap- prised of, and communicate to the House of Com- mons, the overbearing disposition of the Papists. I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient and humble servant, GEO. GORDON.. 4 o'clock, Friday, May 4. A fracas happened yesterday in St. James's- street, between a noble Lord and Mr. Walter Smyth-, which ended in a direct challenge from the latter to the former to meet him this morning in Hyde park. Yesterday, in the house of Lords, Lord Rawdon, after speaking to the Lord Chancellor for a few moments, moved, that the order of the day might be read. The clerk accordingly read it, for the second reading of the insolvent debtors bill- anxiety of such application, and he wss certain Jt would be much better for the insolvent persons them- felves to have their fate " ultimately determined, than to have it so long hanging o" their minds. His lordship wished to know, whether the noble Duke might not be expected in town before so distant a period as Thursday se'nnight; if not, it would be with great reluctance that he would agree to the noble Lord's motion. ' The Lord Chancellor left the woolsack, and observed, that it was undoubedly at this late period of the session, a considerable length of time to adjourn the second reading for ten days; but, out of great respect due to the noble Duke, he was agreeable to the motion. His lordihip had, indeed, heard it intimated, that the noble Duke could not attend as this day, and from what the noble Lord had men- tioned to the house, he was now assured of the fact. The order was then discharged, and the 2d reading ordered to take place on Tburfday the 17th indant. Mr. Phelips, Chairman of the Norwich Commit- tee, made a report in the house yesterday, " That the Hon. Henry Hobart was duly elected a member to ferve in parliament for the city of Norwich." The said report was ordered to be entered on the Journals. From accounts respecting the shop tax duties, it appears, That Scotland pays only 800!. London and Weftminfter 42,000!. Bath and Bristol l. oco!. And the remainder of the 57,000!. is made up about the other country cities, towns, & c. To morrow is the commencement of the new aft respecting lowering the duties on foreign fpirits. The Treaty with France will take effect, and the ports be opened on the 10th instant. In case the House of Commons determine the important vote against Mr, Hastings, it is faid he will be committed, and afterwards upon petition bailed daring the summer. His escape indeed would be a matter of little consequence, as the dignity of our national character would be equally vindicated by the trial and sentence, The present session, we understand, will be short- er, by near two months, than those of the last years, it is now confidently said, that the houfe will ad. journ on the 25th instant. The Bishop of Llandaff continues still so much in- disposed as to be incapable of leaving his room. The Bath waters have lost their usual effect. Letters from Philadelphia, of the 7th of April advise, that General Lincoln had totally suppressed the rebellion, and that the States had offered a re- ward of one hundred and fifty pounds for the appre- hending of Shea, and one hundred pounds each for three of his companions. Sunday died, the Right Hon. Frederick St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke. Lord Bolinbroke who, like bis great anceftor, has now " left all meaner things To wild ambition and the pride of kings " was appointed a Lord of the Bedchamber to his Majesty on the 22d of November 1762, from which office he by illness was obliged to retire in 1780. His Lordship was married in 1757 to Lady Diana Spencer, sister to the prefent Duke of Marlborough, by whom he had issue two sons, now living, George Richard St. John, who succeeds to his father's title and edate, and the Hon, Frederick St. John, a major in the army. Gunnesbury- house, the mansion of the late Prin- cess Amelia, and the estate belonging to it, were purchased on Monday, at public auction, by his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, for sixteen thou- sand five hundred pounds. Ihe nursery- men and gardeners in the environs of the metropolis, are much alarmed at the encreas- ing appearance oi caterpillars threatening a de- valuation in the vegetable world, similar to that which happened about eight years ago. Yesterday the case, in which Dingley, jew- eller, of St. James's- street, was plaintiff, and Earl Cooper defendant, was argued in the Court of King's Bench, on a motion to shew cause why a rule for a new trial should not be granted. The contest is respecting a parcel of diamonds, sent to his Lord- ship at Florence, through the post office, but which having miscarried, and being uninsured, it remains to be determined en whom the loss should fa!!. The cause was ably argued in favour of the plain- tiff, but the judges were unanimously of opinion that a new trial should be granted ; and the rule was ac- cordingly made absolute with costs. An elderly woman, who lodged at Mr. Nightin- gale's, hatter, in Giltspur- street, not being observ- ed to come out of her apartment in the course of the day, and her door being fastened in the inside, Mr. Ashmore, one of the ward beadles of St. Sepulchre's, was sent for to break open her room door. On en- tering her apartment, he found her dead in her bed ; ' when they examined her drawers, and found cafh, bonds, and notes, to the amount of 5000I. An old pair of days which lay by, they threw into the fire- place, as worth nothing, but, on taking them up again, found notes to the amount of 300I. conceal- ed in them. She was so miserable that she did not allow herself the common necessaries of life,' and on a person of the faculty being called in to examine the body, gave it as his opinion, that she died through want. Ipswich, May 5. The following are the parti- culars of the melancholy accident that happened on Monday last in our river; about 12 o'clock at noon, a boat was sent from Mr Johnson's quay, loaded with provisionst & c. for the brig Draper, Captain Christie of this place, destined for Norway, and Lord Rawdon then moved, that the order might be difcharged, and that it might be read a second time on Thursday se'nnight. His Lordship grounded his motion upon a letter which he had received from his grace the Duke of Norfolk, in which he faid it would at lead, be a fortnight before he arrived in town. Lord Rawdon, therefore desired, out of respect to the noble Duke, that the second reading might be postponed. Lord Sydney said, he wished the bill was determined one way or another. A great number of applications were continually making by the friends and advocates of the objqdls of the bill. His lordlhip therefore, wished to be relieved from the then lying at Dunham Bridge, about 3 miles from, hence. The men in order to save the labour of rowing so far, got on board a wherry going to Har- wich, and the boat belonging to them was taken in tow by her to a place, called the Red- Gates, within half a mile of the Bridge. Here the men took to ihe boat, otherwise it would have been impossible to have fetched the brig, the wind being very fresh at N. E. and as great a swell in the river as had been feen for 7 years; accordingly they ( six in number) left the wherry, but had no sooner got into the boat than they found she was overloaded; nevertheless not having far to go, and wind and tide in their fa- vour, they apprehended no danger, and the wherry left them. Soon after, however, they perceived the water come in at the stern, and they endeavour- ed to bale it out with their hats ; but in less than 10 minutes she filled and went down. The wherry was now out of hailing, and the poor fellows seeing in- evitable death by remaining in the boat, 5 out of the 6, being good swimmers, quitted her, and en- deavoured to gain the shore ; when Thos. Coleman, the mate, about 40 years of age, James Wollaston Bacon, about 21, Jos. Cornwell, about 20, natives of this place, Frederic Longstrun, a Swede, about 20; and Jas. Blyth, about 54, a shoemaker, apparitor and sexton of St. Peter's parish in this town, who went with the men on pleasure, were unfortunately drowned. Wm. Parsons, the ether sailor, could not swim ; this circumstance fa- ved his life; for upon the rest leaving the boat, she floated about 5 inches below the surface of the water with Parsons in her, holding fast to the stern ringle, • the waves all the while rolling over him, and he ex- pecting every moment, either the boat would sink, or that he fliould be washed overboard. This hap- pened about one o'clock ; he made what signals he could to the ships at the Bridge, but without effect ; and to add to his calamity, was the sole spectator of the distressing scene, in beholding his companions en- countering with the merciless waves, and perishing be- iore him, without being able to give them assistance. The 3 first poor fellows after swmming about 8 minutes sunk, and were seen no more. The Swede was about 10 minutes above water; when he found his strength failing, and that he could not gain the shore, he turned round, made great efforts to reach the boat, and at last went down, looking very stedfastly at Parsons. Blyth's exertions to save his life, were if possible, greater than the rest; he was observed above a quarter of an hour making for the shore ; anJ if he had had time to have pulled off his clothes, before he left the boat, it is thought he would have saved himself by swimming. Parsons having thus seen 5 of his companions deprived of life, in less than 20 minutes, whilst sitting in the boat, and no one coming to his assistance, resigned himself up to the will of Providence. It still blew very hard ; he threw out what things he was able, to lighten the boat, keeping ho'd of the stern ringle ; but as the surge was incessantly running over her, it was to no purpose. In this state, the boat drifted to the side opposite Dunham bridge ; here he was obferved by the mate on board a vessel, who sent out a boat, and released him from his perilous situation. After this some persons went in search of the bodies, and to pick up such things as Parsons had thrown away ; when they got opposite P. B. Brake's, Esq; at Nacton, they took up Blyth. On Tuesday the rest were taken up within loo yards of each other, near the place where they were drowned, and brought to jhii town. Shrewsbury, May 4. Wednefday se'nnight, af- ter the celebration of a beggar's wedding, in the neighbourhood of Ravenglass, where upwards of twenty lusty young mendicants, of both sexes, at- tended ; the bride shewed an old purse, which con- tained upwards of fifty guineas, and another of the company exhibited about twenty of the f. me kind of pieces. It is in the power of every individual to af- fill in dissolving those societies of begging thieves, who are a pest to the country, and a disgrace to it. This every person may do by refusing to give to an itinerant. FRIDAY'S PO ST. LONDON, MAY 10, YESTERDAY Mr. Burke moved the order of the day in the House of Commons, for the second reading of the articles of im- peachment againft Mr. Hastings. Lord Hood justified the conduct of Mr. Hastings, and moved, " that the second reading be put off to that day six months." Mr. Wilkes hoped that his Lordship's motion would be carried, and effectually put an end to this disgraceful profecution. The Lord Advocate, Mr. N. Smith, and Mr. Aid. Townshend, spoke on the fame fide. The Chancellor of the Exchequer was decidedly for the original question as moved by Mr. Burke. Some other members spoke, after which the house divided on Lord Hood's amendment : Ayes 89 - Noes 175 Mr. Burke's motion was adjourned to this day. Whatever may be the fate of the pending negoci- ation between the two first Personages of this king dom, it is allowed, on all sides, that Mr. Pitt's conduct through the whole of this tranfadtion has been open, manly, and ingenuous. Alderman Watson having yesterday, in the Houfe, spoken a few words relative to the state of the cop- per coin, Mr. Pitt said, it belonged to the executive Government to adopt such measures as were necef fary to remedy the grievance ; and he had no doubt but every requisite step would be taken. PRICE OF STOCKS. Bank rtock 155 3- 4ths.— 3 per cent. red. 76 1- halt a s- 8ths.— 3 per cent. conf. 77 i- haif.— 4 per cent. conf. 96 » - 8th. NEWMARKET SECOND SPRING MEETING, 1787. Monday, May 7. SweepltJces of 2000s. each, h. ft. D. I. Mr. Vernon's Fidget, - 7ft. gib. - - I Ld Clermont's Mark ho ! - 2 High odds on Fidget. The following paid forfeit. Lord Clermont's Trumpator, 8it. 9U), Mr. Dawson's RoDius, 8( 1. 71b. Ld Foley's Blandish, 7ft 131b. S'r Charles Gunbury's Tityrus, 7ft. 91b. Mr. Bullock's Flavia, 6i\. nib. Ld Grosvenor's 1 fa be 11 a, 8: 1. beat Ld Derby's Zi- lis, 8lt. 71b. Across the flat, 2oogs. hf. ft. No crossing. Isabella the favourite. The third class of the Prince's Stakes of ioogs. each, h. ft. Colts 8it. 31b. fillies 8it. Acrofs the flat. Mr. O'Kelly's c. c. Gunpowder, brotherto Soldier 1 Id Grosvenor's hr. c. by Juftice, out of Sweetbriar's dam 2 d, of Grafton's br. c. hy Florizel, out of Promise 3 Mr. Stapleton's own brother to Rockingham Mr. Lade's b. f. by Highflyer, out of the dam of Plutus. Mr. Douglas's gr. e. by Bourdeaux out of Blackthorn. The Judge could only place the three firlt— Ld Grosvenor the favorite. The following paid ft. h. R. H. P. of Wales's brother to balloon Ld Egremont's br. c by Protector, out ol Flyer Ld Sherborn's hr. c. by Highflyer, out of Rollo's dam. Mr. Panton's b. c. Spark, by Eclipfe, bought of Brewfter Mr. Davis's c. by Highflyer, dam by Carelefs Ld Borrington'sc. f. by Eclipfe, oittof Hardwick's dam. Ld Grosvenor's Alexander received ioogs. com promise from Mr. Fox's Balloon, 811. 71b. each, II. . C. 300gs. hf. ft. Lord Clermont's Collector, 811. lolb. beat Mr Wentworth's Cowslip, 811. B. C. ioogs.— Cowflip the favorite. Sweepstakes of 25gs. each. Two years old courfe. LH Clermont's Flyator, 8ft. 4lb. - - 1 Duke of Queensbery's Magnesia, 8( 1.61b. - 2 Mr. Barton's Helmet, 8ft. 41b. 3 Ld Grosvenor's c. by Protector, out of Flyer 7ft. 41b. - 4 Mr. Fox's Balloon beat the Duke of Queenfber- ry's Inca, 8ft. 71b. each, B. C. 200gs. No crof- fing. Balloon to give Inca 120 yards at ftarting— jand 6 to 4 on Balloon. Mr. Douglas's Joan, 8( 1. paid togs, to Ld Fo- ley's Darter, 7ft. izlb. R. M. 50gs. No crofting. The winner to have been fold for loogs. Mr. Douglas's c. Lovemore, by Bourdeaux, out of Senza's dam, beat Ld Foley's Altamont, 8it. pach, firft half of R. M. ioogs. h. ft. No crofting, t to 4 on Altamont. Mr. Hull's Cantator, 8ft. beat Mr. Watt's Mifs Kingsland, 8( 1. 41b. Acrofs the flat, 25gs. No crossing. Miss Kingsland the favourite, The Coroner's inquest sat on the body, and gave in I a verdict accidental death. Northampton, May 5. On Saturday laft, about JL two o'clock in the afternoon, a most terrible fire broke out at Olney, in the county of Bucks, occa- sioned by firing a cask in a yard, some sparks of which being carried by the wind across the ftreet, fct fire to a tenement, and the flames soon commu- nicating to others, spread with such rapidity, that forty- three dwelling houses were burnt down, be- sides barns, ( tables, and other out- buildings ; be- tween two and three hundred quarters of malt were destroyed, and a great quantity damaged. I N F I R M A R Y,- Tuesday, May 8. Patients cured difmiffed 13 | Patients admitted - 19 Wheat Rye Barley LEICESTER, May n. On Tuesday and Wednesday lalt the Rev. Andrew Burnaby, D. D. and Archdcacon^ rf the Archdea- conry of Leicester, held his second annual Vifitation of the Clergy, to whom he gave a mostl excellent charge ;— and yesterday held his visitation at Melton Mowbray, in this county. The Rev. W. F. Arnold, A. M. Fellow of Emanuel College, Cambridge, and Curate of Mowsly, is appointed a Surrogate for granting marriage Licences, for the county of Leicester. Last week a dispensation to the Rev. Richard Kaye, of the Rectory of Kirkby Ashfield, in the county of Nottingham, together with the vicarage of Wirksworth, in the county of Derby, paffed the. Great Seal. The vacancy for a representative in Parliament for the county of Stafford, is likely, we hea-, tooc- cafiona very spirited contest. — Lord Lewisham, eld- eft Ion of the Earl of Dartmouth— Lord Paget, eld- eft fon of the Earl of Uxbridge — and Lord Grey, eld eft f> n of the Earl of Stamford, are mentioned as likely to become candidates. [ fife General Meeting for nomination of a proper perfon to reprefent the county of Stafford, will be held at Stafford on Saturday the 12th inlt. amongst other Candidates Lord Gowcr. fon to the Marquis of Stafford, is alfo talked of.—' Tis much to be hoped that no oppolirion will disturb the peace of that county, but that the Gentlemen who assemhle ro morrow, wi'l fettle the jarring interest of the contenders for this honour.] On Thursday the Bitteswell inclosure- bill was read a third time in the House of Lords, and passed. We are assured, that the Judges have given it in opinion, that all Female Servants, serving in public houses, are exempt from the servants- tax. Mr. Alderman Allen, jun. is chosen Mayor of Stamford, for the remainder of the year, in the room of Mr. Clarke, who died a few days since. On Monday nine of the felon prisoners, that have fo long lain in the goal of this county, were convey- ed from hence for the bulks at Woolwich. Laft week was married, the Rev. Mr. Mossop, of Deeping St. James, Lincolnshire, to Miss Berridge, of Market Overton in Leicestershire. On Tuesday lalt was married at Elford, in Staffordshire, Thomas Lilly, gent, of Polesworth, in the county of Warwick, to Miss Nancy Brocket, of Elford, an accomplished young lady, with a gen- teel fortune. Tuesday was married at Derby, Mr. Thomas Cantrell, jun. of Hartington, in that county, to Miss Mary Winson, of Derby. Yesterday was married at Balderton in Notting- hamshire, Mr. J. Davenport, draper and grocer in Mountsorrel, to Mifs Watson, only daughter of Mr. Watson, of Balderton. Dead. — In London, Charles Vann, Esq. a youn- ger brother of Richard Vann, Esq. of Be'grave ; and on Saturday his remains were interred at Eving- ton, the burying place of the family. — On Thurs day, in this town, ( advanced in years) Mrs. Bates, the widow of Mr. Bates, formerly a very confidera- ble leather- seller.— On Saturday at Nottingham, Mrs. Brewett, the wife of Mr. Brewett, baker, in the Greyhound yard.— On Sunday, at Spoondon, in the 40th year of her age, Mrs. Cock, wife of Mr. H. Cock, tanner, in Derby.— The same day at Mr. Samuel Fox's in Derby, Miss S. Cotton, of Burton- upon Trent.— On Tuesday, Mrs. Simpson, wife of Mr. Simpson, coachmaker, of this place.— The same day at Loughborough, Mr. Bailey, car- rier.— Last week Mrs. Raynsford, relict of the late Justinian Raynsford, Esq. of Brixworth, in the county of Northampton. We hear from Hinkley, that the Annual Show- Fair ( which was last year revived, after having been difcontinued upwards of forty years) will be ob- ferved on Whit - Monday next, with the ufual fplendour. In the procession, or cavalcade, Hugh Grandmesnell, a Norman Baron, resident at that town at the time of the conquest, will be represented, together with his Lady the Baroness.— Thefe will be followed by a procession of the trades, particularly those in the Woolcombing and Stockingmaking branches; at the head of the former will appear the inventor of that art, Bp. BLAZE ! and preceding the latter, the Rev. WM. LEE, who invented the Stocking Frame.— Great preparations are already begun for this pageant; fancy dresses alluding to the trades are preparing; and a band of music is engaged. On Friday last John Andrew, of Stanton under Bardon, was unfortunately killed by a waggon which ran over him in the liberty of Glenfield, GAINSBOROUGH SHIP NEWS. Arrived.— The London, Benjamin Py- cock ; Eagle, James Wharam ; Polly, Gerard Douking ; Neptune, John O- few ; and Unity, Edward Popplewell ; from London.— Providence, J. Lamley, from Chatham. , Sailed.— The Supply, George Hickson ; Nancy, George Wilkinson ; Friendship, Henry Sinclair ; and Phosphorus, William Crabtree, for London. ( tj" One Pound, Ten Shillings, his been received by the Printer of this Paper, of the Surveyor of Houses and Windows for West Goscote and Sparkenhoe Hundreds, to be applied for the benefit of ihe Sunday Schools in this town ;— it is a moiety of rltree feveral penalties for opening windows without giving notice to the Surveyor : the other moiety goes to his Majesty. CULTURE OF TURNIPS IMPROVED : To tne Farmers of this country, a crop of Turnips is the most critical and uncertain, as by its fuccefs or failure it either preserves or deranges the whole system of keeping and maintaining Live Stock, during the winter mouths ;— no wonder therefore that the subject has engaged the attention of the most mi nute enquirers to discover a remedy for the caufes which are fo destructive to the growth of that vain able bulbuos root the Turnip. Mr. Brongniart, the author of the Vegetable Powder, with deference makes known, that he has compofed a Powder for Turnips, that will not only preferve the feeds in the ground, but will likewife greatly tend to guard the plant againft that perni- cious infc£ t the Fly, on its coming up. Independent of these advantages, the turnip- feed fown with Brongniart's powder, will produce a finer and more abundant crop than when fowti in the ordinary way. Sold with proper directions, by Mr. Brongniart, at Mr. Pollen's, No. 10, Hart- street, Covent gar- en, London ; and may be had cf Mr. Gregory, Printer of this paper. I To the FACULTY. HE FIXTURES of an APOTHECARY'S _ SHOP, to be sold immediately. The HOusE, which is in a good situation, is to be let or sold. Enquire of ihe Printer of this Paper. To be S O L D, AT WALCOT near LUTTERWORTH, in the County of Lei- cefter, TWENTY- THREE YARD LANDS, WITH TWENTY- FOUR YARD LANDS Common Right and Cottage Commons, in the Open Fields, Commonable Lands and Grounds ; three Farm- houses, Out- houses, and Cottages, convenient Homestalls, and half a score Closes of rich old Pasture Lands adjoining. subject to the payment of two- pence a yard land in lieu of tithe hay, two pence half* penny a milch'd cow, and three halfpence a barren beast. Poor Rates about one Shilling in the pound. Apply to Mr. Pyewell, at Barnwell- Castle near Thrapston, Northamptonshire. T is much to be wished, that ail persons would observe the Laws which have been made to prevent the PROFANATION of the LORD's DAY. It is well known, that many Public Houses are kept open during divine service on that day Hair- dressers ate feen publickly to go about their usual business, and to'optn Shop, as on the other days of the week. Goods are exposed to fale by different Tradespeople, and some are even seen to carry their goods home which they have sold on that day. Thefe things ar e contrary to the Law of the Land, and therefore the penalty which it inflicts will he exacted of all such as ( hall beconvifted upon the testimony of one or more witnesses. It is further desired, that no Carrier or Drover will travel through this town with any Carriage or Cattle, upon the Sunday, as thev will anfwer the contrary at their peril. All Parish Officers and Constable;, are requested to be very diligent in suppressing lewd women and disorderly houfes, and to take up all common beggars that infest the streets of this town, to the great prejudice of the real Poor, and to the scandal of the place. H. CLARK, MAYOR, Leicester, May ift, 1787. rHE SUBSCRIBERS to the CHARITY for relieving the widows and ORPHANS of Clergymen in the Hundred of SPARKENHOE, are requested to meet at the George Inn in Market- Busworth, on Tuefday the 29th inftant, on very particular business. NOTICE to DEBTORS and CREDITORS. ALL Persons who were indebted to the late Mr. JOHN PARSONS, of Leicester, at the time of his de- cease, are requested forthwith to pay their respective Deb's to Mr. Arch, of Scraptoft, one of his Executors, who will at- tend at Mrs. PARSONS'S, in the Market- place, Leicester, on Saturdays, to receive the fame. And all perfons to whom the faid Mr JOHN PARSONS ( at the time of fuch deceafe) was indebted, are desired to send an account of their refpedt- ive demands to the faid Mr. ARCH, in/ order that the fame may be discharged. Leicester, May tf, 1787. / cf" M. PARSONS and SON, respectfully return thanks to their friends for the lavors they have received, and hum- bly hope for a continuance. They beg to acquaint them, that they carry on the business in all its branches as u- sual, and have laid in a new Assortment in the SILVER, IRONMONGERY, and CUTLERY Articles ; particular- ly a Variety of PATENT TEA and COFFEE URNS, on a new construction ; elegant LOOKING- GLASSES, TEA- CADDEES, and TRAYS, with the newest patterns of SILVER and PLATeD BUCKLES. To be Sold by AUCTION, By Mr. DRAKE, On the PREMISES, on Wednesday the 16th of Miy Inft. ALL the HOUSHOLD GOODS & EFFECTS of the late Mr. wiLlAM WlLMOT, at the Barley. Mow near the High- Croft in Leicester, deceased j— the Goods con- fill or Bedsteads and Curtains, Feather Beds, Wool Beds, Blankets, Quilts, Chests of Drawers, Looking Glasses, good oak Tables, Chairs, a Clock, an oak Dresser, Pewter, hrafa Pots and Kettles, Flaggons, Quarts, Pints, and Half- pints, a plated Tankard, two plated Cups glass Bottles, with great Variety of other useful Articles in housekeeping. To be- gin at ten o'clock. The House to be let, being in full trade, and may be entered upon immediately.— Enquire of Mr. Forrester, Lei- cester. CAPITAL HOUSHOLD FURNITURE. To be SOLD by AUCTION,) By Mr. DRAKE, On Monday the 28th of this instant May, 1787, and two fol- lowing days, on the Premises of the BOWLING- GReEn HOUSE in LEICESTER, ALL the NEAT and ELEGANT HOUSE- HOLD GOODS, LInEN, TAbLe. and TeA CHI- NA, COPPERS, BARRELS, BREWING- VESSELS, AND EFFECTS, of The late WILLIAM BURLTON, Esq. RECORDER of LEICESTER, ( deceased.) Comprifing exceeding good four- post bedsteads, cloathed with fine marine, harrateen, cotton and cheque curtains, and window ditto to correfpond $ ten exceeding good goose and other feather beds, ten large mattresses, upwards of sixteen pair of blankets, counterpanes and quilts; floor, bedside, and stairs carpeting; mahogany chairs, sofas, and tables - y pier, chimney, swing, and dressing glasses j mahogany bu- reaus and chefts of drawers ; clocks, a handsome time piece, kitchen- furniture in general, a large garden- roll, & c. To be viewed on Thursday and Friday ( the 24th Sc 25th) preceding the sale.— Catalogues may be had at that period ac the Swans at Harhorough— the Bull, Hinckley— the Denbigh Arms, Lutterworth— at the place of sale, and at - Mr. Drake's, Leicefter. - To begin at ten each morning. To be SOLD by AUCTION, At the Queen's- Head Inn in Ashhy- de- la zouch, on Saturday the 79th instant, in the afternoon, unlefs disposed of before by private contract, TWO well- bred black STALLION COLTS, of the Cart kind, rising two years old, and fit for im- mediate ufe. N. B. The horses may be seen anv day at the abov? Inn. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By JAMES BOOTT, On Thursday next, the 17th of May, at his house in the Market- place, Loughborough, UPWARDS of 250 Lots of LINEN- DRAPERY GOODS, & c.— Compising Printed Calicoes, Chintz Patches an I Shawls, Si! k, Muslin and other Handkerchief-, Durants, Tammies, black Silk Hats, scarlet Cardinal-, vari- ety of Waistcoating., tec. See. & c. Catalogues may be had on Tuesday next of James Boott. *** The Sale will begin at eleven o'clock. To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT,'" And may be entered upon immediately, On Wednefday the 23d day of May instant, between the hours of two and five in the afternoon of the fame day j at the sign of the Golden Horse- shoe in Hugglescoat, in the county of Leicester ;—( eithet together or in lots j) — AMESSUAGE or TENEMENT, with con- venient Outbuildings, and a little Orchard thereto adjoining ; together with four several Closes containing thirty Acres, more or lefs ; alfo two Acres of Arable Land adjoin- ing to the fame ; all which faid premifes are lunate in the brdship of Whitwick in the said county of Leicester, ai d called or known by the name of Whitwick Waste, to which there is not only an extensive Common Right on Charley- Forest but the commonable places in the lordfliip of Whit- wick aforefaid. N. B. There is a quantity of young thriving Oak, Ash, and Elm Trees, in the hedgerows. For further particulars apply to Mr. Dawson, Attorney at Hugglefcoat aforefaid ; or to Joseph Batt, of Whitwick afore- said, who will shew the same. Hugglescoat, May yh, 1787. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, [ In a place of constant work,] AJOURNEYMAN PLUMBER and GLAZIER.— A good hand in the Plumbing business may depend upon constant work and good wages. Enquire of Wm, MOORE, in High street, Leicester, WOOD. TO be S O L D, at a Wood in the liberty of Quorndon, known by the name of Keek's Wood,— A large Oantity of SPRING WOOD, fit for Laths, Fleaks, Gates, Polls, and Rails; is very good Building Timber, and proper wood for Frames for Corn. . The Sale to begin on Monday the 14th of May inft. and continue every Monday To be sold by WILLIAM LOWE, Thu day it published, Price 2s. 6d. bour. d, THE GARDENER'S POCKET- CALENDAR, On a new plan, in regular alphabetical order. With necefijry directions for keeping a Garden in proper order, and for raising flowers in every month in the year,- alfo for cultivating Vegetables for the use of an Army, in Camp or Garrison. By RICHARD WESTON, Esq. The Fourth Edition, improved and enlarged, with a copious Index, containing above one thoufand articles. Nottingham: Printed and sold by G. Burbage. And may be had of J, Gregory, Mrs. Ireland, J. Ireland, and J. Brown, Leicester, and malt other Booksellers ; also of all Seedfmen and Nurserymen. ( t3" I" tie Press, and will foon be published, The'POCKET KITCHEN GARDENER. The POCKET FLOWER GARDENER. Thefe two will be printed in the same manner as the Pocket- Caltndar. — • 1 To the PUBLIC. The following is a very singular Cure of the CANINE MADNESS, effected by a celebrated Medicine, prepared by Mr. JOHN ELLA, of Loughborough. STAFFORD, April 8th, 1786. BENJAMIN COTTON, of Stafford, Book- A f Her, had the misfortune to be bitten by a Mad- Dog, and the fame day took a medicine which I then fold, in the name of the Ormskirk Medicine, but it very unfortunately had not The defired effedl, for at the end of ten days I found myfelf feized with a Canine Madness ; a Physician and Apothecary were immediately sent for, who gave fome relief; but my disoder begun to get fo strong upon me, that there were no hopes of recovery. My friends who amended, recolleaed seeing advertised in the pacers, a Medicine prepared and fold by John Ella of Loughborough, which was said never to fail curing that terrible disorder ; the medicine was immediately fent for and adminillered, which had the desired effect; and I am now, by the blessing of God, perfectly recovered. BENJAMIN COTTON. We whofe names are hereunto subscribed, being witnessej to Mr. Benjamin Cotton's disorder, know him to be perfectly recovered by Mr, Ella's Medicine. S. CLOWES. THOMAS BOULD.' JOHN POOLE. THOMAS ASTLE. JOSEPH COTTON, HOUSE of COMMONS.— Friday, May 4. WE never remember the house and gallery so soon filled with such a number of members and visitors at this period of the session as it was this day. This evinces how greatly « yery description of persons were interested in the business expected to be brought forward, namely, Mr. Alderman Newnham's motion for the encrease of the establishment of his royal highness the Prince of Wales. Mr. Alderman Newnham rose. He faid, that he was exceedingly happy to inform the house, that the motion he had given notice that he should bring forward this day, was now unnecessary. it was; therefore, with the most heartfelt satisfaction that lie desisted from his intention. After a few words from Mr. Drake, expressing his satisfaction at the happy restoration of harmony and concord in the royal family, Tbe Chancellor tf the Exchequer rode. He faid however the Houfe might feel the modt warm, cordial, and sincere datisfaction to find the Honourable Gentleman desisted from bringing forward his motion, yet none could feel that joy in a greater degree than he did. But he could not avoid noticing one ex- pression which the Honourable Gentleman ( Mr. newnham) used, that he had now found the motion unneceffary. In answer to this, he had only to fay that he thought the motion was not now more unnecessary than it always had been. And nothing he was certain had occurred to his knowledge that should make the Hon. Gentleman now change his opinion. .. There was no change of sentiment or conduct in those who had thought and dated the interference of parliament on the subject not only unnecessary but highly improper. Mr. Role faid, be felt the moft heartfelt satisfaction on the prefent occasion. He was indifferent to the means by which this event had happened, provided they were honourable to both parties ; for should it appear that the terms on either side were dishonoura- ble, he would be the first to bring a motion to prevent their being complied with. He had no favour to ask from either; his conduct should consequently, be cirected by the moft pure and independent determi- nation to promote the honour and happiness equally of both. Mr. Fox rose. He stated that no one could rejoice more than he did on this event; and on a subject which fo immediately concerned- the concord of the family, he thought proper that every expression should be avoided that might prevent that unanimity which the house should shew in declaring their satisfaction. With respect to what the Right Hon. Gentlemail ( Mr. Pitt) had said on a word which had fallen from his hon. friend ( Mr. Newnham) relative to his being convinced the motion w. is un- necessary, he thought there was no room for the reply. It could only tend to excite a discussion 011 a subject where no difference he hoped existed. As to its being now unnecessary, had the same reasons existed before, which now did, the subject would never have been proposed as necessary: but he trusted there was no occasion for any discussion of the means by which it was now thought expedient to relinquish the motion. He hoped not to see this happy union the subject of words but of substantial actions on both sides. This would be the means of perpetuating the blessing of peace and affection between the Sovereign and the Prince. Tht Chancellor of ihe Exchequer said, it had been mentioned by an Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. Rolle) as if he understood terms had been offered. To this he could assure the house, no terms had been offered on the part of the highest character in this business ; the same opinions, the same sentiments were still held, without the least relinquishment: therefore if the Right Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. Fox) meant by sub- stantial adions any enforcement of a concession on the part of the Sovereign, he could only say it was improperly applied ; the actions which must cement this union must be from the other party. Mr. Rolle said, the Right Hon Gentleman mis- understood him, if he supposed that he meant to imply terms had been offered by any one of the parties. He only meant to pledge himself, that whatever tl\ e terms or means were by which this difference was settled, should they appear to him dis honourable to either party, he should certainly do all in his power to prevent their being carried into effect. Mr. Fox replied to Mr. Pitt. He observed, that however it might be stated, that the Sovereign had not deviated from any opinion ; he had to state, that no alteration of sentiment had been expressed by his Royal Highness. His opinions and sentiments were the same as they had ever been, however they might have been before misunderstood. So that it was evident there had existed no difference of opinion between the parties. They had only mistaken each Other, which appeared from the eclaircissement which had, he hoped, united them again in those bonds of mutual affection which must preserve their own happiness, and establish the satisfaction of the country. Mr. Sheridan thought the distinction made by the Right Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. Pitt) was neither just nor necessary. But he should not enquire whether the motion was now unnecessary or not. He should leave that to the determination of the house itself. However it might be, he was happy to find that concord and unanimity were likely to be again established between the parties. And with regard to the subject ( Mrs. F ) which had been considered and adverted to as the cause of past differences, there was no character deserved, and received more esteem and respect, from all who had the happiness of knowing her virtues. The House was remarkably full, four hundred and thirty members, at least, being present, POST HORSE TAX. The Order of the Day was then read for going into a committee of the whole house on the bill for farming the post- horse tax, and the motion was made that the Speaker do now leave the chair. Mr. Sheridan confidered the bill fo hostile to the principle* of the constitution, that he thought it his duty to take the sense of the house on the motion. The House immediately divided on thequeftion. Ayes - - 147 — Noes - - 100. The bill after some conversation* went through the Committee without a division. Various have been the statements in the daily prints concerning the accommodation of his Iligh- ness's affairs; but which has the greatest claim on belief would be a task arduous indeed to define ; for at best, what has passed at the interview between the Prince and the Minister can only leave room for conjeaure. Of public facts, as they are open to all, so every one can determine on them. That something is to be done satisfactory to his Royal Highness the with- drawing the motion in the House of Commons yesterday, and the conversation which ensued thereon, seem to confirm. Thus far we have spoken with certainty ; but beyond this, all is hazard. The MORNINg POST gives the following account, which bears with it much probability : On Wednesday night at a late hour, his Royal Highness expressed a wish to see Mr. Dundas, who being sent f& r, immediately attended. The Prince asked him, if he thought Mr. Pitt would have any objection to hold a conversion with him; the an- swer was, that he certainly could not. Mr. Dundas withdrew, and the next day Mr. Pitt had an inter- view with hit Roval Highness, at which the Duke of Cumberland was present. After a conference of an hour Mr. Pitt went to his Majesty, and returned to the Prince between three and four. A further negociation is then said to have taken place, and very late at night, or early on Friday morning, the Prince received a letter from Mr. Pittj signifying, that he had It in command from his Ma- jesty to state his Majesty's pleasure to his Royal Highness, in respect to the matters which his Royal Highness had done him the honour to state to him. The contents of this letter are not generally known, but it is rumoured, that the wording of it, though formal and distant, conveyed an intimation which his Royal Highness thought rendered it an aa of necessary duty in him to prevent the motion from being brought forward. An immediate mess ige was therefore dispatched to Mr. Alderman Newn- ham, and a meeting of the members of the Houfe of Commons who meant to have supported the mo- tion was convened at Carleton- house in the fore- noon, at which one hundred and eighty- two were present, when his Royal Highness returned them his sincere thanks for their attachment to him ; but ob- served, that in consequence of a negociation which had taken place, he wished that the motion might not be made. Wednesday, May i— ihe CoM cup, weight for agt. Sir Walter Vavasour's ch. m. Miss Tippet Mr. Jolliffe's b. h. Posthumous Mr, Williams's b. m. Britannia Thursday, May 3— 50I. weight for age. Sir Walter Vavasour's b. h. Mark Anthony, 3 Earl Grosvenor's b. h. Balance, - z Mr. Elliot's b. c. King David - I . . King David shot a pole, and Balance fell lame in running the last heat. Friday, May 4— The Annual City Cup, weight for age. Sir Walter Vavasour'sch. m. Miss Tippet - 1 1 1 Mr. Gatfield's b. h. Joe Andrews - 131 Ld Grosvenor's g. h. Grantham - * - 3 » 3 1 1 ?. dif 3 dif BANKRUPTS. Kennett Dixon and William Walton Viney, of Mincing Lane, London, merchants, to furiender May 12, at u, June 16, at five, at, Guildhall. Henry Holroyd, of Greenwich, Kent, hoop bender, to fuireiuler May 11, at five, zj, at 12, June 16, at five, at Guildhall. William Peacock, of Barrow, Suffolk, yarn- maker, to, fiirrendei May 14, M - four, 25, June 16, ai ten, at the Hall* Moon inn, Bury St. Edmund's. John Constantine, of Settle, Yorkshire, currier, to furiender M y 2.1, 23, June 16, at ten, at the Spread Eagle, Settle, joseph Cooper, - St. Agnes Le Clair, St. Leonard, Shore- diich, Middlesex, victualler, May 15, 23, June 19, at ten, at Guildhall. Charles Hendrie, Leachlade, Gloucestershire, corn- dealer, May 3!, June 1, 19, at ten, at Robert Tyler's, the Ram, in Cirencester. William Chipehase, Chester- le- dreer, Durham, butcher, May 24, 25, June 19, at ten, at Thomas Hoult's, the Red- Lion in Durham. Daniel Winwood, Halesowen, Shropshire, chape- maker, May 24, 25, June 19, at three, at the hotel, Temple row, Birmingham. John Harris, Worcester, grocer, M ' y 28, 29, June 19, at eleven, at the Unicorn Inn, in broad- street, in Wor- celler. William Kirk, Lambeth- terrace, Surry, painter, plumb- er, and glazier, May 11, 23, and June 19, at five, at Guildhall. DIVIDENDS. June 2. Robert Black, of George Street, Tower Hill, London, bookbinder, at five, at Guildhall. May 11. Henry Chapman, of Savage Gardens, Tower Hill, London, merchant, at five, at Guildhall. June 9. Herbert Pyefinch, of Bucklerfbury, London, merchant, at ten, at Guildhall. May 26. Edward Hardisty, of Leeds, Yorkshire, and George Hardisty, of Basinghall Street, London, dealers, at the Old King's Arms, Leeds. May 2S. Benjamin Merriman, Nathaniel Merriman, and Nathaniel Merriman the younger, of Marlborough, Wilts cheesefactors, at nine, at the Bear inn, Reading. May 9. Richard Stocks and Michael best, of Bradford yorkshire, dealers, at ten, at the Angel inn, Doncaster. June II. Thomas Calhoun, late of Titchfield, and John Nowlan, late of Bursledon, in Southampton, ship builders at ten, at the Star inn, Southampton. May 28. Thomas Akerman, of Hinchcomb, Glocefter, mercer, at twelve, at the Star inn, Southampton. June 11. William Andrews, of Southampton, money fcrivener, at ten, at the Star inn, Southampton. June 6. William John Banner, of Birmingham, Warwick- fhire, button maker, at 3, at Hobson's Tavern, Birmingham, May 26. Stephen Neate, of Marlborough,, Wilts, grocer, at ten, at Guildhall. Junes- James Duncan, of St. George, Middlesex, mafier mariner, at ten, at Guildhall, May 26. William Baldwin, Barming, Kent, dealer, at II, at Guildhall. June 9. Edw. ard Aldrige, of Queen Street, Cheapfide, wine merchant, at eleven, at Guildhall. June 6, at ten. James Kay, of Bury, Lancashire, uphol- sterer and cabinet- maker; at the Spread- Eagle, in Hanging Ditch, Manchester. June 6, at ten. Thomas Ridings, late of Tottington, in the parish of Bury, Lancashire, butcher; at the Spread- Eagle, in Hanging Ditch, Manchester. June 12, at five. Charles Lindegren, of Mincing- lane, London,. and Andrew Lindegren the younger, of Portsmouth, Southamptonlhire, merchants; at Guildhall, London. CHESTER RACES. Monday, April 30— 50I. weight for age. Ld Grosvenor's Balance Mr. Norcop's Intrepid 2 1 Tuefday, May 1— 50I. by 4 yrs old. Mr. Elliot's King David Mr. Stapleton's Barbara 3 3 Mr. Jolliffe's Penelope Grosvenor's Rosalind 4 4 On HEALTH. THE greatest treafure on earth is-— HEALTH; though a treasure, of all others, the least va- lued by the owner. Other property is moll rated when in possession, but this is justly estimated only when lost. Man is a time piece.—" He measures out a certain space, then stops— for ever. We see him move upon the earth, hear him click, and perceive in his face the ufes of intelligence. His external appear- ance will inform us whether he is old fashioned, in which case he will appear less valuable upon any gambling calculation. His face will also inform us whether all is right within. This curious machine ij filled with a complication of movements, very Unfit to be regulated by the rough hand of Igno- rancej which fometimes leaves a mark not to be obliterated by the hand of an artist. If the works are direaed by violence, destruction is not far off; if we load it with the oil of luxury, it will give it an additional vigour, but, in the end> will clog and impede the motion. But if the machine is under the influence of Prudence, she will guide it with an even and delicate hand, and perhaps the piece may move 011 till it is fairly worn out by a long course of fourscore years. There is a set of people who expect to find that health in medicine, which possibly might be found in regimen, in air, exercise, or serenity of mind. There is another class amongst us, and that rather numerous, whose employment is laborious^ and whole condtta is irregular s Their time is divided between hard working arid hard drinking, and both by a fire. It is no uncommon thing to see one of thefe at forty wear the afpea of sixty, and finish a life of violence at fifty, which the hand of prudence would have conduaed to eighty.—- We have a third class who shun the rock upon which these iaft fall, but wreck upon another ; they run upon Scylla, though they have avoided Charibdis ; they escape the liquid destruction, and split upon the solid.— Thefe are proficients in good eating ; adepts in culling of delicacies, and the modes of dressing them. Masters of the whole art of cookery ;—- each carries a kitchen in his head. Thus an excellent constitution maybe stabbed by a spit. Nature never designed us to live well and continue well; the stomach is too weak a vessel to be richly and deeply laden. Perhaps more injury is done by eating than by drinking; one is a secret, the other is an open enemy. Drinking attacks by assult;—- eating by fap. Luxury is seldom visited by old age. I nc best antidote yet discovered against this slow poison is exercise; but the advantages of elevation, air and water, on one hand, and disadvantages of crowd, smoke, and effluvia, on the other, are trifles compared to intemperance. We have a fourth class, and with these I shall shut up the clock. If this valuable machine comes finished from the hand of nature : if the rough blasts of fortune only attack the outward case, without affecting the internal works, and if reason conduce to the piece, it may move on with a calm, steady, uninteri upted pace, to a great extent of years, till time only annihilates the motion. NOTICE to CREDITORS. THE several Persons to whom the late Mr. THOMAS OLDKNOW, of Nottingham and Calver- ton, was indebted at the time of his decease, are requeded forthwith to lend an Account of their respective Demands on his Estate and Effects, and the Securities they have for their Debts, to Mr. THOMAS OLDKNOW, Draper, or Mr. JOSEPH OLDKNOW, Giocer, in Nottingham. Nottingham, April 19, 1787. SNIP, Well known as a Hunter, of superior speed and stoutnefs, mailer of 15 done, Will COVER, this SEASON, ( 1787,) At One Guinea each Mare, and Half- a Crown the Groom, At KIRBY, near WELDON and ROCKINGHAM. He was got by Cadee, his dam by Traveller, his grandam by Old Fox ; is full fifteen hands and an inch high, fine fi- gure, and beautiful bright bay colour; a sure foal- getter, and his dock very remarkable for fine colour, shape and action, Good Grass for Mares. Containing a full, ample, accurate, instructive, and Uni- verfal History of every Transaction in the LIFE o( Our BLESSED REDEEMER, from his taking upon himself our flnful nature, to his crucifixion, resurrection from the dead, and his glorious ascencion into Heaven j particularly his ge- nealogy, incarnation, preservation, cirCumcision, presentati- on, divine mission, baptism, fasting, temptation, miniftiy, sufferings, doctrine, calling the Apostles, miracles:, parables, charity, meekness, travels, transfiguration, passion, institu- tion of the Sacrament, crucifixion, burial, resurrection, ap- pearance, and ascension. Together with the Lives, Transactions, and Sufferings of hisHoLY EvAgelISTS, APOSTLES, DISCIPLES, and o- ther PRIMITIVE MARTYRS, who have fealed the greaf Truth of Christianity with their blood ; particularly St. Mat- thew, St. Mark, St. Luke, St. John, St. Peter, St. Paul, Sr. Andrew, St. James the Great, St. Philip, St. Bartholomew, St. Thomas, St. James the Less, St. Simon, St. jude, St. Matthias, St. Barnabas, St. Stephen, & c.— Including th » tranfactions of JOHN the BAPTIST, the great Forerunner of the MESSIAH ; as also the Life of the Blessed VIRGIN MARY, See. Sec. To which will be added, a full Defence of ( he Chriflian Religion, in which the Evidences of Christianity are fairly fta- te< l, the New Testament proved to be genuine, and the Reli- gion of the great REDEEMER of MANKIND truly divine.— The whole properly adapted to promote the knowledge of our holy religion, a firm faith in the merits of our Blessed Redeem- er, and the practice of every Christian Virtue. By the Rev. JOHN FLEETWOOD, D. D. Author of The HISTORY of the HOLY BIBLE. Published by the KING'S Authority. London : Printed J. Cocke, No. 17, Pater- Noster- row, and sold by all other Booksellers and Newscarriers in Great Bri- tain and Ireland. We would have given a lift of the Grand Copper- Platcs with which this work is adorned, tut the subjects and beauties of then? are so great, that to describe them in such a manner as to comey a proper idea of their excellencies, would far exceed the compass of afi advertisement. * » * Though this work is comprised in only twenty five weekly numbers, yet it contains not only the most ample ac- count of the Life and Transaction « of Our Blessed Redeemer, together with those of his Holy Apoftles and Disciples ; but likewise many interesting circumstances materially connected d proper to promote the wel- fare of all Christians in this world, and their eternal happiness in that which is to come. ftfl The first number of this truly excellent and pious worn, is offered to the public a3 a specimen ; and if the pur- chaser should not think proper to proceed, the money shall be immediately returned. This Work is nst, like some others, swelled out to » large quantity of numbers, in order to anfwer the interested purpofe of the pioprietors, but calculated for public benefit, it being fixed at so low 3 piice as 10 come within the purchafe of the poor as well as the rich. { C3> To prevent imposition, or the intrusion of a more expensive work of the like kind, instead of this truly ex- cellent and valuable Performance, pray he careful to give orders for— The Rev. Dr. F L E E T W O O D's Life of our Blessed Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST Printed for J. COOKE, No.. 17, Pater- noster- row. ' TURNPIKE TOLLS between TAMWORTH and SAWLEY FERRY, to be LET. NOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN, That the next Meeting of the Trudees of the Turnpike- road between the Borough of Tim worth and Sawley Ferry, will be held on Tuefday the 5th day of June next, at the houfe of Robert Ironmonger, being the Swan Inn in Measham, by two o'clock in the afternoon ;~ at which Meeting che Tolls arising at the feveral Gates erected upon the said Turnpike- road, and here- under mentioned, will he let to such person or persons as shall agree for the fame in the manner directed by the act passed in the nd year of the reign of his present Majesty, entitled an act for " enlarging the term and powers of an act passed in " the thirty- third year of the reign of his late Majedy King " George the Second, for amending, widening, and keeping " in repair the High Roads from the Borough of Tamworth " to Ashby- de- la- zouch in the county of Leicester, and from " Sawley Ferry in the said county, to a Turnpike- gate at or " near the end of Swarcliff Lane leading to and in the parish " of Ashby- de- la- souch aforefaid ;"— which Tolls were lad year let for the several sums hereunder mentioned Wiggington Field, Bird's Hill, Ashby Field, and Callow's Lane, — Swarcliff Lane, Lount, Burney Lane, and | Walion Hill, 590 10 o ELLIS S. PESTELL, Clerk to the Trustees of the said Turnpike- road. For the Wind, Cholick, Fluxes, and other Com- plaints in the Bowels of Infants. daLBy's CARMINATIVE. IN addition to the many instances which have been given of the efficacy of this Medicine, the following cafe is published at the requed of the parents aiteding it. " A Son of our's, at the age of four months, was feized with violent fits of the cbolic. After having applied to me? dical assistance without effect, the child growing woife, and we had no hopes of saving him, two neighbours, in the midd of our distress, who had experienced the greatest efficacy in their families from the above medicine, advifed us to try it. In a few minutes after giving the Carminative the Child wai much relieved, and by continuing it for two days, he was quite out of danger. He had afterwards some returns of thi* complaint, but it was always removed by repeating the dofe of the Carminative, and he is now a healthy child, Witness our hands, 7 DAVID LESLIE." Rotherhithe- wall, Feb. 26, 1787. MARY LESLIE." This Medicine is fold only by F, Newbery, al No. 45, the Ead end of St. Paul's, a little out of the general line of foot paflengers, five- doors from the corner of Cheapfide, London, in bottles, price is. 6d. each, and 3d. duty ; and, as a fecu- rity againd counterfeits, pleafe to obferve, that the name of F. Newbery is engraved on eaeh damp, by favor of the Com- missioners.— Sold alfo by J. GREGORy' at Leicester, and by the appointed Venders of Mr. Newbery's Medicines in other country towns. ROE's ENGLISH COFFEE. " THIS Coffee, which is a compofuion of thte A , choiced aromatic and balsamic herbs, roots, barks, & c. has been in general use for many years, and is in the higheft repute as a substitute where Tea and Foreign Coffee < Jo not agree, and as a redorative to weak and decayed conditions. Its power is gentle, for it acts only as an alterative and cor- rector of the blood and juices ; but by continuance it is found to be an admirable remedy for adhmas, coughs of long danding, consumptions, low spirits, and nervous complaints, whether they arife from a delicacy in the habit, irregular li- ving, « r advanced years. It is perfectly safe and salubtious, very agreeable to the tade, and much more nutrimental than any of the common restoratives.— It has always been held in high estimation by many of the faculty ; and was very much recommended and prescribed by that eminent physician, tbe late Doctor Fothergill. Sold only, by appointment of the Proprietor, by F. New- bery, at the Ead end of St. Paul's, No. 45, five door* from the corner of cheapside, London ; in canisters, price 2s. 6d. each, and 3d. damp duty. Also by J. Gregory, at Leicester, and by the Venders of Mr. Newbery's Medicines in other country towns , ADVERTISEMENTS, « c. are received by mr tupman.' a'nd" Mr. Wilson, Nottingham'! Mr. roome, and MR sanders, Derby; Mr. Ridgard, Sheffield Miss Wiltons, Rotherham; Mr, staniforth, Bakewell j Mr. bradley chesterfield Mrs. Lockwood, Mansfield; Mr. Salt, Wirksworth j Mr. Ollerinshaw, Tiddeswell; Mrs. Richards, Ashbourne; Mr. Thomas Bladon, Uttoxtter; Mr. Dodsworth, Burton. upon- Trent ; Mr. Twells, Ashby- de- la- zouch • Mr john ella Loughborough ; Mrs. Chenler, Hinckley ; Mr. Parker, Market Harborough ; by the Printers of other Country Papers ; and by the Newsmen who distribute this Paper.— Also in London, at Peele's, London, and Chapter Coffee Houses - mr. TAtler, Warwick Court, St, paul's Church Yard.... ^ This Paper is regularly delivered. eyery SaWdaJ at NUNEATON and ATHERSTONE, by JOHN MARSHAll. r WAOY All Christians and Christian familes, are sincerely desired to read, with attention, the following Advertisement of A real pious, learned, cheap, necessary, and excel? lently useful and instructive WORK, Highly proper for all such Christian Families as are desirous of becoming familiarly acquainted with the transactions of OUR BleSSED REDeEMER, from his assuming our sinful nature to his resurrection and glorious ascension into heaven, A work fixed at so cheap a price as to enable the poor, as well as the rich, to become possessed of the Life of Ov » BLESSED LORD and SATIOuR JesuS CHrisT, the great Example of Holiness and Sanctity, and whom to know is e- ternal life. The Rev. Dr. FLEETWOOD'S Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To be compleated in twenty- five weekly numbers only, price fi^ pence each ; every one of which will be adorned witki one oc mace beautilul copper- plates, properly adapted to dif- play the mod folemn and interesting subject, contained in this Divine History. On SATURDAY, MAT 19, I7S7, will be published, Price only' S 1 X - P E N C E, Elegantly printed on a laige new letter, and fine paper, in Quarto, being by far the moft convenient file for the ufe of Families, and adorned with, I. A beautiful FRONTISPIece: finely adapted to the subject ; and 2. A Plan of the Holy cir ty of Jerusalem, with the situation of Solomon's Temple, the Mount of Olives, Mount Calvary, & c. & c. NUMBER I. ( Tobe continued weekly tifl the whole is com- pleated) Of the Life of our Blessed Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
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