times, and send her to a monástery; acclamations of the French, to whom so that the concubine retrieved all this marriage was the more agreeher former influence.

able, as the renounced that AriaThe princes of those days seem nism in which she had been educated, to have gratified their sensual appe- and embraced the Catholic religion. tites without any regard to deco- Chilperic's pride being fired by rum, or to the laws of the religion this spirited conduct of his brother, which they possessed. Charibert, he resolved to follow his example: the eldest brother, and king of Pa- and, if possible, obtain in marriage ris, though in other respects a mild Galsuinde, the eldeit fister of Bruprince, learned, courteous, and nehaut. He had by this time el. polite, was, nevertheless, such a poused his concubine Fredegonda, voluptuary, that even during the whom he now repudiated, in order life of his queen Ingoberge, he to make room for the Spanish prinmarried two sisters of the lowest cefs. His morals were so loose, and plebeian order, and also espoused his character so scandalous, that he Theudechilde, a shepherd's daugh- found great difficulty in obtaining ter, having first of all repudiated the consent of the Gothic king : his lawful wife. Germanus, bishop this, however, was extorted, and of Paris, expoftulated with him on Galsuinde received him as her husthis infamous course of life; and band. She did not long survive her finding him irreclaimable, proceed- marriage. Fredegonda still preserved ed to the sentence of excommuni-, credit at the court of Soissons; and cation, which Charibert seemed very was refolved to effect the ruin of her little to regard.

rival, who had, like her fifter, Sigebert, scandalized at the mean- adopted the Catholic faith, and conness of his brothers, aspired to a ciliated the affection of the French match more worthy of his dignity, by her amiable disposition. In all and demanded in marriage Brune- probability, Chilperic being cloyed haut, youngest daughter of Atha- with poffeffion, had recourse to the nagilde, king of the Visigoths in vengeance of his old concubine. Spain, one of the most beautiful Galluinde was found strangled in her and accomplished princesses in Eu- bed, and Fredegonda reitored to the rope. His proposal was embraced, title of queen. and Brunehaut received amidst the

[To be continued.]

SUPPLIES granted by Parliament for the Year 1761. When voted. NAVY

Sums voted. Total. Nov. 27. For 70,000 seamen, including 18,355 1. S. d.

marines, for 13 months, at 41. per man per month

3,640,000 oo Dec. 9. For the ordinary of the navy, and half-pay

258,624 7 10 For compleating Hanar Hospital

7,130 00 Towards Plymouth Hofpital

10,000 0 0 For transport service, between Oa. I, 1759,

and Sept. 30, 1760, including victualling land-forces

479,035 19 2 Towards paying pavy debt

1,000,000 0 0 Towards building and rebuilding of thips for 1761, 200,000 0 0 1. S. d.

5,594,790, 70 ORDNANCE. Dec. 2. For the charge of that office

302,267 9 2 . . For the extra expence of that office

426,449 49

- 728,716 13 13 LAND SERVICE. Nov. 29. For maintaining 64,971 men, includ.

ing 4008 invalids, for guards, garrisons, &c. 1,576,985 10 7 For the forces in the plantations, &c. Africa

and East-Indies, and provifions for garrisons 843,756 12 9 For three Irish regiments in North America, for 1761

23,179 O o For general and general staff-officers, and officers of the hospitals for land-forces

72,896 14 21 For the embodied militia, from Dec. 25, 7760, to April 25, 1761, being 122 days

140,358 19 4 For cloathing for ditto, for 1761

56,568 15 2 Dec. 16. For 39,773 Hanoverians, &c. for 1761 463,874 10 I For 2120 horse, and 9900 foot, Heflians, with artillery officers, &c.

268,360 8 8 For an additional corps of 1576 horse, and 8808 of Heffians, with artillery officers, &c.

147,071 S 2 . For 12os horse, and 2208 foot troops of Brunfo wick, together with subsidy

57,798 16 0 For deficiency in sum voted last feffion for Brunswick troops

2,569 10 For five battalions serving with the king's army in Germany, and artillery, for 1761

25,504 6 8 For extra expences incurred and not provided for to Nov. 19, 1760

1,167,903 126 On account for forage, bread, bread-waggons,

artillery, &c. for the combined army under prince Ferdinand

1,000,000 O o Jan. 20. For reduced officers of land-forces and marines

34,854 9 2 For allowances to reduced horse-guards and regiments of horse

2,973 192 For pensions to reduced officers widows . 1,922 0 0 For out-penfioners of Chelsea hospital

18,360 2 11 Jan. 22. For extra expences incurred from Nov. 20, 1960, to Dec. 24, following

993,844 4 4 Feb. 17. To the Chancery at War of Hanover,

for extraordinaries in 1757 and 1758 336,479 14 3 For difference of pay to Anftruther's regiment,

and for several augmentations to the army 22,361 118 For the embodied militia from April 1761 to Dec. 24

298,668 930 Feb. 23. Upon account of the militia when

unembodied, and for cloathing of the militia now unembodied, for the year beginning at Lady-day next

70,000 o 0

- 7,625,293 14 SUNDRY SERVICE S. Dec. 11. To enable his majesty to discharge supply of credit of last session

1,000,000 0 0 For London Bridge

15,000 0 0 Dec. 15. To enable his majesty to discharge Ex

chequer bills made out before Dec, id, pursu. April 176.3.



ant to act of last session, towards navy-debt and naval services

1,232,000 oo Dec. 23. To the king of Prussia, pursuant to convention

670,000 0 0 Jan. 20. To certain provinces in North America 200,000 0 0 To the East-India company for defraying the

expence of a military force in their settlements 20,000 0 0 For Nova Scotia, for 1761

10,595 12 9 For Georgia, for 1761

4,057 10 0 Jan. 29. To discharge Exchequer bills fince Dec,

10, pursuant to act of last session, towards navy debt and naval services

268,000 0 0 For defraying the charge of the mints

15,000 0 0 Feb. g. To the Foundling hospital

44,197 10 0 To the African sorts and settlements in An. namaboe

13,000 0 0 Feb. 19. For discharging debts, &c. on the late · lord Lovat's estate,

38,553 12 1 March 7. To bis majesty by supply of credit '1,000,000 0 0 To the Landgrave of Hesse Caffel

. 120,000 0 0

4,650,404 4 10 DEFICIENCIES Jan. 15. To the Sinking fund to make good de

ficiency on July 5, 1760, of malt duties, 33 G. II.

49,424 00 To ditto, for ditto, of duties upon offices and pensions

72,011 6 11 To ditto, for ditto, of subsidy on poundage, &ć.

and an additional duty on coffee and chocolate

3,969 12' 9 Feb. 23. To make good deficiency of last grants 89,510 12 11

- 216,915 12 q

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WAYS and MEANS for raising the SU.PPLY,
Nov. 29. By land-tax, at 45. per pound
By duties on malt, &c. continued
Dec. 18. By annuities for 11,400,oool. and lottery for 600,000
March 3. By Exchequer bills to be charged on next aids towards

navy debt and naval services
March 6. By money remaining in the Exchequer, being part of

90,000l. granted in 1759, for militia Out of the linking fund Supply of credit

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19,101,067 10 0 Supply 18,816,119 19 9

Ways and means more than supply 284,947 10 3 Note, Dec. 18. was voted an additional duty of 3s. per barrel on beer and ale, which

on Dec. 20, was declared for payment of the above annuities, and the Sinking

Fund to be the collateral security. Note also, on Feb. 5, the duties upon wines, vinegar, cyder and beer, appropriated

for payment of 15,000l. a year for charges of the mint, were farther continued for seven years,


The Speech addressed to the Liverymen of London by Mr. Alderman Beckford, af.

ter bis being declared one of their Representatives 10 serve in Parliament. Gentlemen and Fellow-Citizens,

superior; and all the nation will take the Vou have been pleased to elect me once example from your city; therefore I hope

again one of your representatives, with that the same independence, which you have three very worthy gentlemen, in order to shewn upon every occafion, will still contransact your business in parliament : and tinue; and that you will set an example to I look upon this as the greatest honour that all other cities and boroughs of this kingcan be conferred upon me; for I never have dom, of that independence, and that undefired, nor ever shall defire, any other ho- corrupt conduct, you have been always fanour or title than that of a private gentle- mous for. In some other places we have man, a&ing, as one of your representatives, frequent experience, that the arts of can. a free and independent part in parliament. valsing have been quite different from what

I look upon this honour to be still greater, it is in London; and therefore I repeat it, as you are sensible I have not solicited per. that I hope the livery of London will not fonally your votes and interest; and I can take it amiss in me, that I have not made assure you, gentlemen, it was not thro' want that personal application : I declare it, and of any refpect to the livery of London; for would willingly enforce it. I never did it there is no man living that reverences and in my laft election (the election before this) regards it more than I do: I thought it more I never did it in this election ; but it was becoming and more respe&ful in me, to not out of want of respect, but from a quite leave to the independent livery of London contrary reason. the choice of their members.

Gentlemen, our constitution is deficient I am very sensible, gentlemen, that many in only one point, and that is, that little things have been alledged against me: from pitiful boroughs send members to parliamistaken notions I have been represented as ment equal to great cities; and it is cona man of arbitrary and despotic principles; trary to the maxim, that power Mould folI therefore take this opportunity of declar- low property; therefore it becomes you of ing, in the face of all the livery of London, the livery of London to be extremely upon that my principles ever have been, and ever your guard, as you have been on the preThall be, to support the religious and civil sent occafion, to choose members that are liberties of this country. You see, gentle. intirely independent: and I do most hear. men, I speak my mind freely; a decent, tily congratulate you upon your present freedom is the first privilege of a member choice of the other three members; as to of parliament, and therefore I hope I may myself I have nothing to say, give no offence whatsoever ; I am sure I You have upon all occasions, gentlemen, never intended it; yet I am very sensible, whenever any attack was made upon the that while I have fat in parliament I have constitution of this kingdom, readily stept given offence; but I declare publicly, here forth, and stood in the breach ; and you in I never did say any thing against men, have supported the liberties of the nation but against measures: the opposition I with firmness and resolution: we are now sometimes made has been to measures, and come to times, gentlemen, when there is not to men : I have felt, as you all know, no occasion for that firmness, or that resofor the three first days poll, that resentment lution ; for we have now (praise be to God operates much stronger than friendship; but for it) we have now a young monarch upon I have found likewise, that the friendship the throne, whose qualities are so extremeof the livery was even stronger than re. ly amiable, whose resemblance is exact in fentment, and the poll shews it.

every feature of body and soul, the fame It will be an honour to me to proceed in as that great and amiable young prince Ed. the same manner I have done, declaring ward the Sixth. You have a truly patriot publicly to every man, that I have no kind king, and therefore have no occafion to ex. of enmity whatever to any particular per- ercise that firmness and resolution, which fons, who, I dare venture to say, have made has been called for at many other times : that opposition to me from a conviction that you have likewise a patriot minister; I say I have done wrong. You, gentlemen, are a patriot minifter; and therefore it will be the first city of the kingdom: you are, in your own fault, if you are not the happiest point of riches, and in point of influence, people in all Europe,

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