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The question in fpeculative phi- tinued. George earl of Macclera Tosophy for the fame year, is, field, president, Muf. Britannici« Whether metaphysical truths in Curator, Thomas Birch, D. D. fegeneral, and particularly the first cretary, Mus. Brit. Cur. James principles of natural religion and Bradley, D. D. Attr. Reg. James morality, are susceptible of the like Burrow, Esq; V. P. Lord Charles evidence with geometrical truth; Cavendish, V.P. Mus. Brit. Cur. and if not fusceptible of fuch evi- Peter Daval, Esq; V. P. Charles dence, what is the nature and de- Morton, M. D. 'fecretary, - James gree of certainty, and whether fuf- Short, A. M. Acad. Reg. Suec. ficient for conviction,"

Soc. William Watson, M. D. Muf. The learned of all countries are Brit. Cur. James West, Esq; V.P. invited to the concurrence. The Treas. Mur, Brit. Cur. Hugh lord prize is a gold medal of fifty ducats Willoughby of Parham, V.P. Muf. weight. The memoirs to be written Brit. Cur. in Latin, French, or German, and New members elected into the transmitted to Mr. fecretary For- council, Mr. Henry Baker, Mr. mey, before the ift of January 1763, John Belchier, Samuel Clark, Esq;

The authors, instead of naming Mr. Peter Collinson, Lewis Curthemfelves, are desired only to send fons, D.D. the earl of Marchmont, a motto, accompanying it with a Nicholas Munckley, M. D. James billet sealed, and containing the Parsons, M. D. Matthew Raper, motto, their name and place of Samuel Wegg, Efqrs. abode. The academy's decision will One of the burghers of Mentz, be declared the gift of May 1763.' after eight years evidence, lately

Paris, Nov. 13. The academy presented to the regency a new of arts and sciences at Lyons have piece of artillery, not of metal, offered a prize for the year enfuing, but of paste, of a kind of glewy to any person that can find out

a nature ; which carries a ball four new manner of washing filk, with- hundred yards, and will beat down out losing any of its quality or glofs. walls at that distance. The ball is

Civita Vecchia, O&. 30. Both also of a particular composition ; the commissioners of the Mount of the piece need not to be {punged Piety at Rome, Binni, and Ferretti, till it has fired a hundred times; according to their sentence for be- it weighs but fifty pounds, and each traying their trust by embezzle. ball but two and a half; so that ments, were brought to this place, one man may carry the piece, and in order to be put on board the pas another the ammunition. What carpal gallies during their lives; but nage, adds this account, if in an Ferretti, on account of his great age army of 20,000 men, ten thou and (being above 84 years old) hath ob. of these pieces were employed ; tained to finih his days there afhore and then exclaims, Was it a man

or a devil that invented this deteszoth,

The following noblemen table machine ? But it is hoped

and gentlemen were elected that so extraordinary a composition to be of the council of the royal may be applied to better purposes. fociety for the year ensuing.

About the middle of this Members of the late council con- month, some gentlemen a

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Coursing near Snaith in Yorkshire, proof, by your royal nuptials with ubierved a swallow fly round them a princess, whose illustrious ancerleveral times, a thing very uncom tors were early affertors of the civil mon at this season of year.

and religious liberties of mankind, Died lately. Cornelius Newton, and in consequence closely attached of Bromyard, in Hereford thire, to your majesty's family; a princes aged 103,

whom the most distinguished virtues Mrs. Jane Lindow, of Jersey, and amiable endowments pointed aged 109.

out to your majesty's choice, and Mr. Marth, of Liverpool, aged made the partner of the brightest III.

crown in Europe.

“ I cannot but esteem it a very DECEMBER. singular honour and happiness to

myself, that the first bill, which, 2d.

His majesty went to the by command of the commons, I house of peers, and gave the present to your majesty, is a bill, royal afsent to the bill for settling in which they have, with the greatest her majesty's dowry. When the zeal and unanimity, endeavoured to act pafled,' her majefty, who was testify their dạty to your majesty, present, and placed on a chair of and your royal confort : and that it itate on the king's right hand, rose is no less acceptable to your maup, and made her obeysance to the jesty, than to your commons, and king. On presenting this bill, the all whom they represent. speaker of the honourable house of

But, Sir, though they have commons addressed his majesty as passed it with the utmost expedition, follows:

which their forms allow, yet it is a Most gracious sovereign, matter of real satisfaction to them, " It has been the first care of that they can entertain the most your faithful commons, to take it pleasing and well-founded hope, into their consideration what your that it will be a long course of majesty molt affectionately recom years, before it can have any effe&. mended to them from the throne, And the domestic happiness of the namely, the enablivg your majesty queen is so inseparably connected to make that provision for the queen, with the public interests of your in case the shall survive you, to which people, that, on the behalf of her her royal dignity, and her own me- majesty, as well as of every

sub. șit, give her the justest claim.

ject of your realm, your faithful “ On such an occasion, I should commons will never cease to im. ill discharge the trust which has plore the Almighty, that he will be lately been reposed in me by the pleased to distinguish this nation by commons, and most graciously con, his divine favour and protection, in firmed by your majesty, if I omitted prolonging your majesty's happy to assure you, that they feel the reign beyond an ordinary date; and warmest sentimients of gratitude to that if ever the provision of this your majesty, who have made their bill shall become effectual, it may happinels, and that of their porte- be lamented only by pofterity. tity, your principal object. Of this

“ The bill, Sir, which I have in your majesty has given abundant my hand, is entitled,

# An act for enabling his majesty faid first year of his present majesty's to make provision for supporting the reign, as if the said act had nog dignity of the queen, in case the been repealed, and had continued fhail survive his majesty.

in full force." " To which your commons, with Paris, Nov. 26. At a meeting of all humility, beseech your majesty's the academy of belles lettres of royal affent.”

Paris, held the 13th instant, these The fog was fo very thick in and two questions were proposed for the about London, that even chairmen fubječt of the prize to be given at lost their

way in the freets, and Easter 1763. 1. What were the carriages run against carriages, by rights and prerogatives of the sowhich much mischief was done, vereign pontiff of ancient Rome, 4th.

His majesty went to the over the priests of the city and prohouse of peers, and gave the vinces ? 2. Whether the authority royal affent to the land and malt of that sovereign pontiff extended tax bills, the bill for repealing the to the priests and the temples of compulsive clause in the latt in- the Roman deities introduced in solvent act, and to one private bill. conquered countries, and to those

By the above act for repealing the of the national deities i late compulsive clause, &c. those They write from St. Reine, a that have already had the benefit of village in Burgundy, that as fome it, are still to enjoy it, it being on workmen were digging in a small ly enacted,

eminence near that place, they dis-' That from and after the 19th covered a strong work of masonry, dạy of November 1761, so much and on demolishing part of it, they of the said act as relates to credi, found that it served to mask the tors compelling prisoners charged entry of a subterraneous passage exin execution to deliver up their tending several leagues. estates, and to such prisoners being Several lords and ladies of thereupon discharged, shall be re the first distinction were prepealed to all intents and purposes sent at the debates in the house of whatsoever.

commons, on the expediency of the Provided, That this act shall German war. The house was so not extend, or be construed to ex- crowded with strangers, that it was tend to pardon, indemnify, or dis- with difficulty the members could charge any person who hath in- take their places, which we hear curred, or before the faid 19th has produced an order, that no day of November, 1761, shall in- ftrangers shall be admitted this cur any penalty or forfeiture, by sessions. committing any offence againit the Extract of a letter from New York, faid act made and passed in the said first year of his present majelly's, • The society of Scotch merreign ; but that every such offenderchants here have taken the laudable thall be liable to the forfeitures resolution of employing all such and penalties incurred, or before poor women belonging to this town, the faid 19th day of November, as are capable of working, and who, 1761, to be incurred, under the for want of employ, are in great faid act, made and passed in the distress; a large house is taken for

their

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their reception, and they are to be public papers. “ Any nobleman, employed in knitting and spinning. gentleman, or other, poffefied of fishSeveral public-spirited persons are ing royalties, are earnestly requested already become benefactors to this to transmit a description of the shore charity, in order to make it the each of them refpectively hold; a more extensive, Bills have been gentleman having, thro' intense apfluck up in public places of this plication, and as a great expence, city, advertising those poor people found out an easy and advantageous to apply to the said charity, and method of catching filh in all weathey will be admitted to immediate thers; which, when put in practice, employ, and have good wages." will not only turn out of great emo

The fellions ended at the lument to fách gentlemen's estates, 12th,

Old-Bailey, at which the and afford comfortable support and following persons received sentence employment to the indutrious in. of death.

babitanes, but will foon prove of uni. Daniel Looney, for the murder versal fervice to the public; which of captain Shanks, by shooting him information shall be gratefully acwith a loaded gun. Looney was knowledged, and due respect paid lie maller of a trading vessel be- to: and such defcriptions as answer longing to Shanks, with whom the author's intention, that certain. Looney's wife lived as a houkt- ly have in answer an exolicit ac. keeper'; the quarrel happened in a count of the invention, and reason, fit of jealousy. The prisoner had able proposals ofered. an extreme good character, and was N. B. This new method of taking mech pitied.

filh, will only answer where there Robert Greenstreet, for the mur. is a good bot:om, and the shore not der of his maller, to whom he had rocky. Pieale to direct (poft free) ferved his time, and actually lived to Mr. James Hamilton, at Jacke's with as journeyman, pleaded guilty. cofee houte is Dean itrect, Soho,

Thomas Aiton, a dragoon, who London. guarded the Bristol mail, for rob It is not improbable that this bing the Bath Aage waggoner on method of catching fith is by the the highway. All of whom have machine already mentioned, pages been executed. Besides thrce wo. 98, & III. men for theft, who were pardoned Paris, Nov. 4. M. de Chamoufet, on condition of transportation for ever fertile of invention, hath pro life.

posed the eftablishing in Paris, on Nineteen were cast for transpor. the footing of the hackney coaches, tation, ten of whom have lince re one horle chailes, to be hired at the ceived the king's pardon, on con rate of fix fo!s the hour [three dition of serving his majelty in the pence ilerling.] Dar penny, or regiment of foot now at Jamaica ; penny posts, as 'tis called here, was three ordered to be privately a schene of that gentleman's. It is whipped, one to be burnt in the said that it brings in 7 or 800 livres hand, and one to be publickly daily to the farmers general, who, whipt.

we hear, allow M. de Cbamoufet a 14th.

This day the following ad. pension of 20,000 livres. vertisement appeared in the The nobluffe and clergy of the

province

province of Languedoc, at their by all ranks and degrees of people. general meeting on the 26th past, Meeting with great success in his worked up by a speech of the arch. practice, and the poor from all bishop of Norbonne, resolved to ap- parts flocking to him for relief, he propriate the penfions they receive took part of a house in Threadfrom the king, to pay the interest of needle-ftreet, for the better diftrithe

money that will be neceffary to bution of his medicines to the poor, build a ship of 74 guns, of which which he gave generously to all who they intend to make a present to asked his advice: that, as well as his the king; and their example has house at Whitehall, was every day been followed not only by feveral crowded with objects of charity, of the lay and ecclefiaftical com- to whom he always gave, with the munities of that kingdom, but even greatest humanity, his medicines many individuals, who have sub- and advice gratis, and often relieved scribed large fums for that purpose. them with money. Of late years Perhaps, as the Dutch observe, the he was particularly applied to by king has put sums of money into the nobility and gentry, even after the hands of some wise men private- they had been given over by rely, that with such sums they might gular physicians, upon which acbegin a subscription, in order to count heused facetiously to call himinduce fools to follow theirexample. felf the scavenger of the faculty ;

A man was executed on and it is well known that many, 14th.

board theDuke, at Spithead, who have been pronounced dead, for the murder of the mate of the have been restored to life (Jub Deo) Burford, captain Gambier, by rip- by his medicines. So that all allow ping up his belly on his friking he richly merited the great fortune him with a rattan, at grumbling to he died possessed of.

Paris, Dec, 14. Of forty pre2 ift.

Joshua Ward, Esq; fo well lates to whom it hath been referred known by the name of Doctor by the king to take into confideraWard, died at Whitehall, aged 76. tion the affair of the jesuits, one This gentleman was formerly a part is for leaving them on their member of the house of commons: present footing; another part is for but on account of a particular af. giving them a vicar.general inde. fair, was obliged to go abroad, pendent of the general at Rome, where he remained fome years; and forming new constitutions for but at last received his late majesty's them free from all dangerous docpardon. He then came to England, trines, and agreeable to the liberwhere, foon after his arrival, he ties of the Gallican church; and a purchased three houses at Pimblico, third part is for expelling chem the near St. James's park, which he kingdom. converted into an hospital for his M. Cambalusier has lately pub . poor patients; over the door of lilled a very seasonable piece on the which he had inscribed most signi-. Poiton or the Painters Cholic. In ficantly in large characters. part I. is a narrative of a poiton cho

MISERIS SUCCURERE DISCO; lic, occasioned by some lattice wood And very soon became so eminent painted green, which the duke de in bis profeffion, as to be applied to la Valiere's gardener, at his seat at

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