tions, and the confession of the vil. colleges, to hear the verbal relation lain himself, who has acknowledged of general Weymarn, who has taken his crime.

the proper informations, to proSensible of the enormity of this nounce sentence in consequence crime, and of its consequences with thereof, and after that sentence bas regard to the peace of our country, been signed, to present it to us for we have referred the whole affair to our confirmation of the same. the confideration of our renate, The original is figned by her which we have ordered, jointly with Imperial Majesty's own hand. the Synod, to invite the three first

CATHARINE. classes, and the presidents of all the

Account of a new Dye from the Berries of a Weed in South-Carolina. In a

Letter from Mr. Moses Lindo, dated at Charles-Town, September 2, 1763, 10 Mr. Emanuel Mendez da Cofta, Librarian of the Royal Society.

IN August, 1757, I observed the rinsed it in cold water; when, to my

mocking-bird fond of a berry, . surprise, I found a superior crimson which grows on a weed called Pouck, dye fixed on the flannel, than the represented to me as of a poisonous juice of the berry. quality ; the juice of this berry be- 4thly. I then dipped the piece of ing a blooming crimson, I was se flannel, No. 2. in the same juice, veral times inclined to try if I could and, being desirous to clean my extract a dye from it; yet the very hands from the stain, which No. 1. thoughts of its quality prevented me had caused, I ordered some limefrom proceeding, till observing these water to be brought me, fuch as we birds to void their excrement of the use to settle our indigo, and found same colour as the berry, on the the colour of the fain change to a Chinese rails in my garden, con- bright yellow. This unexpected vinced me it was not of the quality change urged me to throw a wine represented. I therefore made a glass-full of lime-water into the pot, trial in the following manner : where the piece of flannel, No. 2.

ift. I ordered one of my negroes was fimmering ; on which, all the to gather me a pint of those berries, juice, as well as the flannel, became from which I extracted almost three of a bright yellow, by which I find quarters of a pint of juice, and boil- alum fixed the crimfon, and lime the ed it with a pint of Bristol water, yellow, ove quarter of an hour. . sthly. Having then put a quart

2dly. I then took two pieces of of fresh juice in two pint decanters, flannel and numbered them i and in one of which I put a small quan2, boiled them in a separate rin pot tity of powdered alum, I laid them with alum a quarter of an hour, and up: about fix weeks after, 1 examinrinsed them in cold water.

ed them, and found the juice in the 3dly, I then dipped the piece of decanter which had no alum was flannel, No. 1. into the pot where turned black, and the other retained the juice was, and left it to Gimmer its colour, five minutes ; then took it out and

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C's Kingdom of Portugal. terthquakes, on eNewmber 25.175.

A DESCRIPTION of the City of L IS BON.

† Ilbon, a city of Estremadura, the to rejoice at the torturing and nur:

capital of Portugal, and the dering of a pour helpless and jono. royal refidence, is situated on the river cent man, Tagus, about ten miles from its in the harbour of Lisbon Tips mouth, and seventy-eight W. of the ride in eighteen farhom water ; but confines of Spain. The town, built it has two entrances difficult of acon seven hills, winds with the river, cess, which renders the all stance of from which it rises in the form of an a pilot necessary. The northern amphitheatre, mostly with an easy passage, called Corredor, lies beascent: it is surrounded with a wall,' iween a sand-bank and the rock on the range of which are said to be Cachopos, and the tower of St. Jude seventy-seven towers and thirty-six lian; the southern, called Caroeira gates ; being reckoned to contain de Alcogova, is between Cachopos 30,000 houses, and 200,000 inha- and the tower of St. Lorenzo, being bitants. Some of the streets in the broader and more commodious than valleys are lo steep, as to be incon- the other. The city, viewed from venient for coaches; so that litters the river on the southern shore, afa with mules are generally used. Be. fords a noble prospect, by the grafides the cathedral, there are thirty- dual ascent of the buildings: por is seven parish-churches, and forty the prospect less agreeable from the convents for both sexes. The W. town; the rivers which is three part of Lifbon is under a patriarch, miles over, being full of ships of by virtue of a Papal bull in 1716, every nation in Europe ; and bewhich contains twenty one parishes; yond that, a fine country, inter: and the E. part is under the arch- changeably mixed with towns and bishop, whose diocese contains fix. villages. No port in Europe, Lonteen parishes ; particularly the ora don and Amsterdam excepced, has naments and plate of the patriarchal a more considerable foreign trade; cathedral are said to have cost the so that the cultom house on the crown the treasure of several flotas bank of the Tagus brings the king from the Brasils. In the square, of Portugal a prodigious revenue ; where ftands the palace, are their and here are unloaded all the goods bull baitings held ; at which all from their Arnerican and other ferpersons of distinction, together with tlements in Asia and Africa. the populace, assemble ; and here . The plate annexed exhibits & also is the Dominican church, a view of the city previous to its allarge ftru&ure, near which the offi. moft total deltruction on the first of cers of the inquisition perform the November 1755, by an earthquake dreadful folemnity called Auto de and inundation, and it is not yet fé; when many unhappy persons, entirely rebuilt. It was then divided of a different persuasion from the into East and West Lisbon, and lia Romish church, are cruelly tortured. tuated upon the N. side of the river At these thocking executions, people Tagus, opon feven hills, some of of rank, both ladies and gentlemen, them very steep, and the lides of afsemble ; who are taught as it were those hiils covered with handsome, Ollober 1764.

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ANECDOTE of Mr. QUIN. VAR. Quin is a gentleman whose never had the pleasure of seeing

humour gives life to the con- him; many of whom, but for the versation of thousands who perhaps repetition of his wit, would be very


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