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np Dunkirk, according to the articles agreed any ty the on potatoes for the suture. It upon at the commencement of the war be- is computed they have at least 300 arms; tween France and Spain, in which war Oli- and it is certain they are well provided ver was an auxiliary :—" Thou traitor, with ammunition of all kinds. Unless they Mazarine, if thou refuses to deliver Dunkirk are speedily suppressed, their ravages wil[ into the hands of Lockit, my friend and not only destroy, but in the end depopulate, counsellor, whom I have sent with full this country, power to receive i', by the eternal G—d I Tuesday, Sept. iz. will come and tear thee from thy master's St. Jamis'i, Sept. 11. In answer to the bosom, and hang thee at the gates of Paris. representations made by his majesty's am—0. Cnnfwtll."—Upon which the keys bassador at the court of France, demanding were immediately delivered. immediate satisfaction and reparation for Thuhsday, Sept. 6. the acts of violence committed, on the 1st Yesterday, between eleven and twelve of June last, by the commander of a French at noon, John Skinner, waterman, Mat- ship of war, in conjunction with other thew Wilkinson, and William Curtis, both French vessels, at one of the Turks Islands, sailors, were conveyed in a cart from the the court of France has disavowed the said New Gaol in the Borough, and executed proceedings, has disclaimed all intention or at K;nnington Common pursuant to tl~eir desire of acquiring or conquering the Turk* sentence at last Guildsord assize. Skinner Islands; and has given orders to theComte confessed robbing Capt. Dobson's house at d'Estaing, governor of St. Domingo, to Jlotberhithe, as did Wilkinson and Curtis cause the said islands to be immediately robbing Mr. Smith in Lock-Fields. They abandoned on the part of the French, to behaved very penitent. After hanging the restore every thing therein to the condition usual time, the bodies were cut down, and in which it was on the 1st of June last, and delivered to their friends for interment. to make reparation of the damages which Birmingham, Sept. 3. On Monday the any of his majesty's subjects shall be sound assizes ended at Stafford, when William to have sustained in consequence of the said Smith, for stealing a mare from Mr. Kirk- proceedings, according to an estimation to land, was capitally convicted, but afterwards be forthwith settled by the said governor reprieved. with his majesty's governor of Jamaica: Monday, Sept. 10. and a duplicate of the said orders has been rVorctsicr, Sept. 6. Yesterday was held delivered to his majesty's said ambassador, here the triennial meeting of the choirs of who has transmitted the same to his maWorcester, Gloucester and Hereford, when jesty's secretary of state, the colle'ction at the cathedral amounted Thursday, Sept. 13. to 198 1. Yesterday the sessions began at the Old Tfem'icb, Sept. 8. On Saturday last John Bailey, when 54 prisoners were tried, one Carman, for returning from transportation, of whom was capitally convicted, viz. and Samuel Creasy, for a robbery on the Jos. Derbin, for returning from transportahighway, were executed on the Castle- tion before the expiration of his time; 11 "hill. were cast for transportation, and. la ac
During the execution, Bretnall, who was quitted,
under sentence of death, received a letter Tuesday, a woman who sells oysters in
from lord Sandwich, acquainting him, that Tottenham-Court road, was delivered of
his majesty had been graciously pleased to two boys and a gM( the latter of whom
grant him a free pardon. died soon afer irs birh, but the rwo b~ys
Wattrferd, /li/giiji 17. Last Wednesday and the mother are likely to do well,
right a party of about zoo whittboys Friday, September 14.
'came near the house of the Rev. Mr. Hew- The Salletines have taken three F. ench
ctson, at a village called Polcroan, where ships bound from Marrinico 10 Bou-deaux,
they fired several shot, burst open many and a fourth of the same nation (whither
houses, enlisted numbers under their stand- hound to or from is not mentioned) with
ard, on which is displayed a white flag, and 17 passenge-s on board,
bb'.iged every one they found to swear fide- A gentleman well »cqn-iim»d with tlie
lity to Joan Meskill; secresy and obedience Ne wfoundland nfte-y, is of op.nion, that
in the execution of all.their schemes; and instead of nin; thousand pounds, (-he da
'also that they should not at the peril of ma,;* computed to be sustained by the Tng
eir lives an- subitar.ee, allow the clergy l.sh at Turks Island) the su n is more lik?iy
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to amount to. thirty thousand; as by the late accounts there were then seven ships upon the place loading fait, whose cargoes could cure as much fish as to lead thiity fail for European markets; and it must be a very poor cargne Indeed, if not worth cne thousand pounds.
The committee for the relief of the Palatines met yesterday at Batfon's Coffeehouse, in consequence os a summons from the treasurer, who had received an immediate answer by letter from Lord Halifax, acquainting them, his majesty had most graciously granted the full request of their petition, and that the Palatines should be sent to and established in South. Carolina; and also that j 50 stand of arms should be delivered out for the use of the said German Protestants : whereupon the committee resolved to publish proposals for contract.ng wit!) commanders of ships for their immediate passage and maintainance to South Carolina.
Yesterday twenty-one prisoners were tried at the Old Bailey, two of whom were capitally convicted, viz. John Jouiden, otherwise Farrell, for stealing plate and monev to the ameunt of about 20 I. the property of Mr. Knights in his dwelling house in New North Stree;; ar.d William Hill, for robbing William King, near Mims-Wash, of 2s. .Fouiteen were cast for transportation, and five acquitted. Saturday, September 1 5.
Yesterday twenty two piisoners were tried ac the Old Baily, five of wh im were capitally convicted, viz Ceoige Williams, for stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, the property of James Yeoman, in a dwelling-house in Crown Court, St. Martin's le Grand ; Jjhn and Thomas Hands, (two brothers) for breaking the dwtlling-house of Mr. Whiiby, in the parish os Fulham, and stealing a large quantity of linnen; John Robinson, for robbing Charles Downs, in a necessary house, of I.I guineas, on Saltpe're Bank j and Thomas Foster, for stealing a silver watch, and 140L in money, the property of Mr. Kennedy, a cabinetmaker at Stepney, in his dwelling-house; ten were cast for transportation.
Monday, Sept. 17.
St. J/hki'i, Sept. 15. The damiges done to an English merchant ship, which was by mistake attacked in May last by the commodore of some Spaniih xebeques cruizing against the Algerines in the Mediterranean, were im.nediately repaired out of the Spaniih arsenal at Carthajen« : and,
in consequence of the representations made* on that subject, by his majesty's ambassador at the court ot Madrid, his catholic majesty has given orders for defraiing the expense of the cute of the English who were wounded in that attack, for indemnifying the English captain for the loss of time occasioned thereby, and forgiving a gratification to the passenger, who unfortunately lost his arm by a shot from the Spaniih xebeque.
It is computed that there are no less than 40,coo petsens in the several gauJs in this kingdom for debt.
On Saturday the sessions ended at the Old Baily; one prisoner was tiicd for wilful and co; rupi perjury, and acquitted.— At this sessions, eight received sentence of death, one to be transported for fourteen years, and thirty-nine for seven years. Tu Ijda Y, Sept. li.
On Tuesday the 4th instant ended the assizes on the Crown side, at the castle of Lancaster, where the four following persens received sentence of dea:h, viz. Thomas Johnson, and James Smith, for burglaries; John Webster for stieep-sleaiing, and Jonathan Pollard for a highway robbery ; tbe three last aie reprieved. Henry Booth, of Hollinwood, a man of considerable property, convicted of perjury, on an information which he gave concerning the riot at Manchester in 176a, was ordered ;o be transported for seven years; Thomas Naden, and Frances Windle, who received sentence of death the preceding assizes, tbe former for being concerned in the said riot at Manchester, and the latier for a burglary, were ordered to be transponed for fourteen years.
Wednesday, Sept. 19. Tbe suhjlar.ee of a letter received at the Vlsr'-d^
ccjsce lotise in Bircl-.n-Ljr.e^ r.r. HfcxJuj Ujt,
dated St. jiug>.jlir., in E^ji Flsrida, Jzne
"We brgin to like this phee very well, as it is a prodigious fine climate; and, although the foil is very sandy, it is surprising what finegiain it produces. I cannot fettle any measures for trade till ti e goveinoi's arrival, as we are at present in the utmost confusion. A great cu.r.bcr of the Spaniards returned latoly to dispose ot tr.cir houses and etTeCis, which aie fold extremely cheap, on account of their being obliged to eva:uate them, 1 ha- e bought one of the bell hous-s lieie, which cost me six Luni'ieJ d.llar;, and \v!n.n feme English carpenter? Mag. DOMESTIC I
carpenters come ever, I am in no doubt but 1 (hall make it a comfortable habitation. There are about one hundred English people, and, I believe, half that number of Jews, but all remain unsettled at present, 'she Indian tiaders are daily manifesting their happiness in having the English for neighbours, and are continually bringing skint of all kinds to barter for the most insignificant baubles. We receive all our letters and goods by way of Carolina and Georgia, as ships are continually going between hence and those places. We have many people here from both of i hose places, with cargoes, who make us pay extravagantly dear. We tic happy here in being kept decent, as we have a great many Spanish women lesr, who are extremely industrious, and particularly nice in cleaning of linen, but they make us pay one shilling for every shirt, and other labour in proportion. The ship is just now under weigh, which occasions great haste, and must plead my excuse for impeifcctions; so remain your assured friend, C. B."
Postscript of a letter from a merchant at Amsterdam to his correspondent at London, Sept. 4. "Last week arrived here the ce ■ lebrated William Morgan, alias Charles Mordaun', with the noted William Lutwyche, alias W«od, alias Jones, and John Carpenter, alias Ifuckle, at the houie of the noted Dick Swift, who has not been here above three months. It is fuppostd they are rcing to some of his majesty's new settlements, they having brought a prodigious parc l of goods, notes, and cash, to the amount of several hundred pounds: they appear as brothers here, sometimes dress alike, in white suits of clothes with laced hats j but when upon business, they appear as a gentleman, tradesman, and countryman; they have sometimes wigs over their hair. I imagine they came from Dublin last. They go by the names of William, Charles, and John Hiil. There are a great many convicts in this metropolis, of whom I will acquaint you further in my next."
Thursday, Sept. 10.
On Tuesday last was held a board for determining the merits of the three different methods for discovering the longitude; when the proprietor of the marine ct air endeavoured to refute the assertions of a gentleman whose opinions he thought did nos do justice to his chair. Another gentleman, who spoke with great candour cf all the
three methods, acknowledged, that observations may be made with greater certainty in, than out of, the marine chair; but expressed his apprehensions as to the ascertaining the longitude at sea by it, were the satellite theory perfect enongh to do it, which beseemed to doubt. Tie Lunar method was acknowledged by the gentlemen to answer very well, but they objected to the tedious calculation attending it; to obviate which, Mr. Witchell, a gentleman well known for his skill in astronomical calculations, presented to that honourable board a method, by which it may be reduced to a single proportion by logarithms, and consequently as simple as can be desired. With, regard to Mr. Harrison's Time-keeper, it will be sufficient to observe, th.it irs merits were found to be such that the honourable commissioners were pleased to order him the immediate payment of 10001.
Sa Tih Dat, Sept. 12. Last Sunday the parish -clerk of a church, south of London-Bridge, having given out a psalm which the minister did not approve of, was called to from the pulpit to sing Gloria Patri, which he not instantly complying with, was pulled out cf his desk by the minister, who kicked him very heartily in the sight of the whole cong' ejatirn, who were greatly scandalised and surprized ac such an exertion cf ecclesiastical authority.
Tuesday, September 25. A letter from /Mgiei s fays, that an English frigate ctViered that harbour tl e 13th of last month with two white flacs, one at her main and the other at I er foremast, was saluted by 21 cannon from the castle, to which she made no return till the English Consul came on board. Then the commander cf the frigate claimed the Genoese polacre taken by the Algerines, when under English colours and provided with a British pass, declaring, " that if site was not directly restored with all her crew, the peace would be broken between Great Britain and the state of Algiers." To which, the dey sent him for answer, " That what?' was done was Hone, and that the English might take what course they thought best." Upon this answer the commander of the frigate, without vouchsafing to leceiveany refreshment, or take charee os a letter from the dey, put eff to sea again, steering towards Genoa, douhtlcss to vive commodore Harrison an account of his mission.
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List of Marriages.
Mr. Thomas Dyson, farmer in Worcestershire, aged 90, to Miss Kitty Jtfferies, aged 30. Rev. Mr. Robert Bromley, of Warrington, to Miss Cowley of Liverpool*. William Up;on, Esq; to Miss Clarges. Mr. Buck, apothecary at Chelsea, to Miss Mopsom. Robert Lawley, Esq; to Miss Eslcrick. James Gambier, Esq; to MissMompesson. Earl of Coventry, to Miss Barbara St. John. Ralph Clavering, Esq; to Miss Lynch. Charles Jones, Esq; to Miss Rogers, with a fortune of n,ocol. Joseph Thompson, Esq; to Miss Lucy Ely. Mr. Ed waid Coldney, to Miss Anne Peat. Arthur Molesworth, Esq; to Miss Catherine Vane. Nicholas Turner, Esq; to Miss Meriton, with a fortune of 10,000. Mr. Archibald Hamilton, jun. printer,, to Miss Weaver. John Clare, Esq; to Miss Cuthberl. Rev. Mr. Michell, to Miss Williamson. John Thornton, Esq; to Miss Rachel Class. Major Pulleine, to Miss Elizabeth Hutton. Francis Burnetr, Esq; to Miss Woolery. Dymoke Lysler, Esq; to Miss Lydia Bancroft, with a fortune of 30,0001. At Dublin, Sir Fitzgerald Aylmer, bart. to Miss Elizabeth Cole,
List of Deaths.
Mr. Richard Chinery, merchan', William Spacknian, Esq; Rev. Edward Lunn, M. A. Matthew Gage, Esq; James Hoiloway, Esq; Mr. John Smith, landscape printer os Chithefler. William Beaumont, Esq; lieutenant-colonel of the Surry militia. William Groves, Esq; Sir James Burroughs, knt. master os Gonvil and Caius college, Cambridge. John Brown, D. D. archdeacon of Northampton, and master of University-college, Oxford. Rev. Mr. William's, of Liveipoole. The lady of Francis Clare, Esq; of Henwjck. Vincent Actcn, Esq; John Righy, Esq; Arthur Clare, Esq; William Matthew, Esq; The lady of Sir John Griffin. The Rev. Mr. Edward Ven-ris. Edward Chester, Esq; Dr. Penry, the stuttering doctor at Islington. Rev. Mr. Pbocion Henly, rector of St. Anne, Black-Friars. Mr. Chapelle, sla. tioner. Dr. Hugh Owen. Captain Walter Bugden. Sir William Skipwith, bart. Earl Cowper. Count d'Argenson, at Paris. Rev. Nathaniel B.iss, Savilian professor of geometry, at Oxford, and regius professor of astronomy. Lieutenant general Carr. Richard Parsons, earl of Ross. John lord tie.haven. Right hon. lady Fanny Mon*
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tague, second daughter to the earl of Ha. lifax. Sir William Hardres, bart. Anthony Goodrich, Esq; Vincent Bromley, Esq. Joseph Harris, Esq; assayer to his majesty's mint. Mr. Robert Dodstey, bookseller, author of the Toy-Shop, Cleone, &c. Sir John Barnard, knt. sometime father of the city of London.
List of PaoMOTioMs.
Earl of Northington, lieutenant of the town and county of Southampton. William Duncan, M. D. created a baronet. George Amyand, Esq; merchant os Londen, created a baronet. Sir Samuel Gordoo, knt. of Newaik upon Trent, created a balonet. Rev. William Lowther, created a baronet. John Gore, Esq; chief justice of the KingVbcnch in Ireland. Charles Howard, gent, marshal of the vice-adrniralty-court, for all America. Hon. Spencer Percival, Esq; to be principal register of the vice admiralty-court for all America. Dr. George Baker, physician to her majesty. Rev. Mr. Wetherell, master of University-college, Oxford. James Clitherow, lieutenant-colonel; and Brettell,major of the Middlesex militia. Colonel William Amherst, deputy-governor of Sandgate-castle. Sir William BootUby, colonel of the ;oth regiment.
List of Bakei en s.
B idges Harvey, of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, ironmonger. Plowden Jennett, of Birmingham, linnen-draper. James Stephenson, of Liverpoole, druggist. Anther-y Gardiner, of Baiboorn-Wharf, Worcestersliire, dealer in salt. Edmund Peele, cf Feveriham, in Notsolk, dealer. Ttomas Rositer, of Gerard's-street, St. Ar.ne's, Soho, Middlesex, haberdasher. William Howell, of Bristol, watchmaker. William Noon, jun. of Long-Acre, cheesemonger. Rachael Embry, of Te»kesbury, millener and hosier. Peter Spinks, of Southampton, brewer. Augustine Taylor, of Aylesford, Kent. George Costing, of' Corr.hill, hosier. Abraham Abrahams, jun. ot He)den Square, the Minorics, London, jeweller. Edwaid Maylam, of AfhsorcV, Kent, draper, Thomas Rook, of Bristol, merchant. James Fuller, of Mile-End, Middlesex. George Kearfley, of Ludgate Street, Bookseller. Thomas Smith, of Rotherhitbe, Ship-chandler. John Wright, of Manchester, Hatmaker. James Sqoi'e, lat* of Clifton upon Team, Worcestershire.
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ESSAY M SUSPICION.
5^)f^^"5!-Uspicion, however ne- tions which he feels predominant in
fiA cessary it may be to himself.
(£) S @ our fa^e passage thro' To learn caution by turning our
£g jj^ ways beset on all sides eyes upon life, and observing tha ?c5::2j« by fraud and malice, arts by which negligence is surprised, has been always con- timidity overborne, and credulity asidered, when it exceeds the com- mused, requires great latitude of mon mcasijres of prudent caution, converse, and long acquaintance with as a token of depravity and corrup- business, or uncommon activity of tion; and an eld Greek writer of vigilance, and acuteness of penetrasententious precepts has laid down tion. When therefore a young man, a standing maxim, that " He that not distinguished by superior vigour believes not another on his oath, of intellect, comes into the world knows himself to be perjured." full of scruples and diffidence, makes We can form our opinions of that a bargain with many provisional liwhich we know not, only by placing mitations, hesitates in his answer to it in comparison with something that a common question, lest more should we know: whoever therefore is over- be intended than he can immediaterun with suspicion, and detects arti- ly discover, has a long reach in the fice and stratagem in every proposal, detecting the projects of his acquatnmust either have learned by experi- tance, considers every caress as an ence the wickedness of mankind, and hypocrisy, and feels neither gratibeen taught to zvoid fraud by having tude nor affection from the tenderoften been deceived ; or he' must ness of his friends, because he bederive his judgment from the con- lieves no one to have any real tendersciousness of his own disposition, and ness hut for himself; whatever eximpute to others the fame inclina- pcElations this early fjgacity may OSobtr 1764. 3 T raise