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ready for that purpose ; and that col. fupply the inhabitants who are in want of Coote is making all possible expedition cloathing, and other European geods, &c. to begin the liege of. Pondicherry, being Great quantities have been sent already in the poression of all the country round, from hence. As soon as peace, which they and our fleet, conlisting of eleven fail now enjoy, shall give them means and time of the line, in sight of the place, it to put their farms in order, the place will muft inevitably fall, unless their fleer, be capable of supporting an army with proof which there is little danger, thould re- visions. We are glad that Mr. Rogers is lieve it."

gone to Carolina, as he is so very capable AMERICA.

of conducting an Indian war: he has By advices from Philadelphia, dated brought away the French garrison of DeFeb. 21. we have the following parti troit to this place. culars : « General Amherst lately called Very lately the dwelling houses of this on our assembly, now fitting, for a number city were reckoned and sound to amount of provincial troops, equal to what we to 2964, besides 400 public buildings, warehave hitherto supported, for the ensuing houses, &c. In the year 1749, there were campaign, but partly induced by the dan- 2076 houses. We are informed, that the ger of issuing more paper currency than number of French inhabitants, by lifts reour trade can circulate, which would fink turned to gen. Amherst, amounted to near its value, and partly to thew their re- 300,000 souls, under M. Vaudreuil's gosentiment on some of their bills being dif- vernment, including a few in Nova Scotia, allowed in the late reign, they have ab- so that we reckon that there are now eighsolutely refused to grant any thing.

teen hundred thousand inhabitants, or not It is not known what operations will be far short of that number, in the British undertaken this year, but few men can North American empire, exclusive of the be spared from the regular troops; for Indians. As a specimen, Maryland, which though we have 24 battalions and 16 in. we thought contained no more than from dependent companies in North America, fixty to seventy thousand whites, by a list yet the ranks, thinned by hardihips, length taken by order of the governor in 1755, of time, and want of recruits, will do lit. had 108,000 whites, 3600 molattoes, and tle more than garrison the places necessary 42600 blacks. In all, 154200." to be guarded and protect Carolina.

BIRTHS. Major Rogers lately passed through this The lady of the count de Fuentes, the city on his return from Detroit, or Fort Spanish ambassador, of a son. St. Joseph, situated on the navigable chan- Lady Caroline Adair of a daughter. nel which unites the great lakes Huron Lady of Chamney Brabaron Ponsonby, and Erie; he had orders to proceed to Esq; of Ath-grove in Ireland, of a daughter. Michilimakinak, at the entrance of the Lady of the bishop of St. Asaph of a son. great lake Superior, and 360 miles further Lady of Charles Talbot, Esq; of a son. on, but the severity of the cold would Lady of Sir Archer Croft, of a son. not fuffer him to penetrate farther than The princess of Poland, confort of the Detroit; he took poffeffion, however, of electoral prince of Bavaria, of a princess. the most material posts which the French A farmer's wife at Glencairn of four beld on the lakes ; at Detroit he found a boys. The farmer is about 70 years of town of near 300 houses, and a settled age;. his wife 44. country, round of 3000 souls and upwards, Countess of Dalkeith, lady to the right of all which we had no notion, What hon. Charles Townshend, of a son. think you of men of estates, some of Lady Aberdour of a son. whom keep coaches, &c. at a place 750 Mrs. Whittit, wife of Mr. Whittit, miles behind us. The lakes and rivers watchmaker atCharing-cross, of three boys. open the way to very remote Indian Lady of lord Pollington, of a son. nations, and trade has enriched these Lady Betty Wemyss, of a son. people, who are eight or nine hundred Lady of lord Fr. Seymour, of a daughter, miles from any fea, in the heart of Lady of lord Cathcart of a son. North America,

Lady of right hon. W. Pitt, Esq; of a son, We have a garrison now at Detroit, and

MARRIAGES. a large verrel is building to transport neces. Gilbert Townsend, Erq; of Stoke Damefaries over Lake Errie, (220 miles long) to rell, to miss Sarah Keeling.

Capt,

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Capt. Wickham to miss Lamplugh, of Capt. Cornwallis, ad son of Id.Cornwallis. Cottingly-hall.

. A. Johnson, Erg; of the Victwalling-office. Richard Myddleton, Efq; of Chirk-castle, Mrs. Jane Atkins at Grimpthorp, Yorkto miss Rushout.

fire, aged 100. Rev. Mr. Champness to miss Baildon. Sir T. Denny, Knt. of Derry, in Ireland. Jof. Calverley, Esq; to miss Adams.

PROMOTIONS. Major Ramsden to miss Ingrace.

The eart of Bessborough, and the hoo. Henry Drummond, Efq; to lady Elizabeth Rob. Hampden, the office of poft-master Compton, finer to the earl of Northampton. general. Lord vifccunt Ligonier, commanHeron Powney, Efq; to miss Severn. der in chief of his majesty's forces.-- Lord John Hughes, Esq; to miss Payne. : viscount Ligonier, the office of master-geCapt. Clunil to miss Elliot of Harlow. neral of the ordnance.-- The marquess of John Scott, Efq; to miss Newham. - Granby to be lieut. gen. of the ordnance.-Earl of Harborough to miss Marg. Hill. Charles Frederick, Esq; master-surveyor of Hon. Tho. Knollis, Esq; to miss Porter, the ordnance. ... William Rawlinson Earle, Nicholas Fenwick, Erg; to miss Lewis Esq; clerk of the ordnance... Andrew Wile Samuel Seawell, Efq; to miss Chitty. kinson, Esq; keeper of ordnance-fores.... Arthur Ormsby, Efq; to mifs Green. Charles Cocks, Efq; clerk of the deliveries Sir John Newcomen, Bt. to miss Bourke. of ordnance... William Skinner, Esq; chief for. Fortescue, Esg; to miss Fortescue. engineer of all the garrisons, castles, forts, Col. Tohn Campbell to mils Lewis, blockhouses, and other fortifications whata Capt, de Palfaw to miss Childern, foever, in Great Britain.. The earl of WaldoCapt. Brathwait to miss Browa. . grave, warden of the Stannaries... The earl William Drake, Erq; to miss Webber. of Ilchefter, and James Crefiet, Efq; compRev. Mr. Duncombe to miss Highimore. troller of the accounts of his majesty's army. Earl of Sutherland to miss Maxwell. ... John Eyles, Efq; warden of the Fleet.... Capt. John Praf. Blacket to miss Rhodam. William Poyntz, Efq; inspector of the proPaul Mowbray, Esq; to miss Byard. fecutions in the court of Exchequer, conDEATHS.

cerning uncuftomed and prohibited goods.. James lord Forbes, firft baron of Scotland. William Poole, Efq; receiver-general of the

Mifs Chriftian Grant, daugliter to lord stamp-duties...Charles Saunders, Esq; treaPrestongrange.

surer; and Haac Townsend, Esq; master of Dr. Benj. Hoadły, bifhop of Winchester, Greenwich-hofpital....Geo. Grenville, Esq; Counters of Marr, relict of the late earl, treasurer of the navy.... Henry Fox, Erg; Dr. Schomberg, in Fenchurch-street. - paymaster-general of the forces.... Sir Fr. Charles, lord Dormer."

Charlton, Bart. receiver-general of the postThe counters of Gower, in child-bed. office...Earl of Thomond, treafurer of the Dr. Thomas Fletcher, bishop of Kildare houfhold... Mansfield Cardonnel, Alexander General Kennedy, at Bath. . Legrand, Jofeph Tuder, and Robert Monc

Dr. Vernon, rector of St. George's, gomerie, Efqrs, together with Corbyn Mor. Bloomsbury.

ris, Efq; in the room of lord Denkfoord, to Lord viscount Irwin, of Scotland. be commissioners of the customs in ScotThomas Basket, Erq; King's Printer. " land... Thomas Durell, Esq; viscount of the Sir Edward Goodyere.

ifland of Jersey. Ds. Holcombe, prebend of Canterbury. Earl of Effingham, a lieut. col. of horse. Dr. Cobden, archdeacon of London. .. .. Lord Malpas, col, of the 49th reg. of foot, The duke of Burgundy in France, now at Guadaloupe....Capt. Morrison, deHon. Patrick Boyle at Drumlanrig. puty quarter master-general to the army.

Sir Henry Belienden, gentleman-usher of ECCLESIASTICAL PRIFERMENTS. the Black Rod.

Mr.Tryon, rector of St. George, BloomiMr. Shuckburg, bookfeller, Fleet-street. bury...Mr. Gould, vicar of Denham, Suff. Lady Abney, reliat of Sir Tho. Abney. ... Dr. Squire, bishop of St. David's....Mr. Wm. Oldys, Esq; Norroy King at Arms. Secker, prebend of Canterbury... The hon. Capt. Alex. Gray, brother to lord Gray. and rev. Dr. Townshend, dean of Norwich, John Osborne, Erq; provost of Edinburgh, ...Mr. James Bowman, re&or of Holt,

Samuel Hilton, Esq; late high Theriff for Gloucestershire... Joseph Bateman, vicar of Lancashire, by being thrown from his horse Leigh, Gloucestershire, with the rectory of into a brook.

Bletsoe, Somersetshire,

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THE BRITISH MAGAZINE,

For M A Y, 1761.

The LIFE of Dr. FRANCIS ATTERBURY,

Bishop of Rochester.

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Y S** RANCIS Atterbury, vindication of that great reformer induced

y bishop of Rochester, was bishop Burnet to rank the author among i f

the son of Dr. Lewis At- those eminent divines who had diftinterbury, an eminent di- guished themselves by their admirable de.

vine of the church of Eng. fences of the Protestant religion. b land; and was born at During his stay in the university, he is Middleton, or Milton Keymes, near New. generally thought to have borne no inconport Pagnel, in Buckinghamshire, the 6th of fiderable part in the controversy between March 1662, where his father was rector. doctor Bentley and the honourable Charles He had his education in grammar learning Boyle, (afterwards earl of Orrery) concernat Westminster school ; and from thence in ing the genuineness of Phalaris's epistles, 1680, was elected a student of Christ's which the former gentleman had denounChurch, college in Oxford, where he foon ced spurious ; though Mr. Atterbury's diftinguished himself for the politeness of name was not made use of on that occahis wit and learning, and gave early proofs fion. At what time he entered into holy of his poetical talents. In 1684, he took orders is not certainly known; but in 1693, the degree of batchelor of arts, and that upon the death of his father, he made apa of master three years after; about which plication to the earl of Nottingham, to suctime he made his first eflay in controversial ceed in the rectory of Milton, which he writing, in a piece intitled, An answer to then called the height of his ambition and feme confiderations on the spirit of Martin Lue withes, as being the place of his birth;

ber, and tbe original of tbe reformation. It but in this expectation he was disappointwas a very learned performance, and writ. ed, that preserment being given to doctor .ten with great spirit and vivacity, entirely Wooton.

refuting all the objections, brought against He had been long tired of a college life, • Luther's doctrines and manners. This and passionately desired to be in a more acMay, 1761.

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