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the empress queen have done in fa- who engaged to keep them 3 yearı, vourof their disbanded foldiers, we 9 Sent

home to their friends in fhould think ourselves very remifs, Scotland and Ireland. did we pass by in filence the attention 20 Sent home to their friends in paid by our own government and England. even individuals to thofe brave men, 1 To agriculture. who, in the height of the most de 9 To watermen and lightermen. tructive war, secured us from the 17 Aslifted to procure matters for distresses in which all the other na- themselves ; which, with those who tions engaged in it were involved, cloathed and provided for themand prevented our feeling any bur- felves, makes in all 295. then by it but that of supporting

The Dublin fociety propofed to them. Not to mention the usual the firit hundred soldiers or failors parliamentary leave of freely deal- who served his majesty out of Great ing and working in every corpo- Britain or Ireland, and producrate town, selling liquors in Oxford ing their discharge from the ferand Cambridge only excepted, vice, who should take leales ot lives his majesty, besides ample grants of any lands in the provinces of of land in the new conquered Leiniter, Munfter, and Connaught, countries, and which, no doubt, not less than five or more than they will be enabled to occupy twenty acres, in the year 1763, and improve, has been graci- and hold the fame one year from ously pleased to order, that those their taking posseffion of the said failors, who had deserted from one lands, producing a certificate of of his majesty's ships to another, their indafiry, and being likely to fhould receive the wages which continue, by the clergyınan of the they had forfeited by such defer- parith, or twoncighbouring justices tion; and even issued proclamations of the peace, five pounds each. for pardoning and setting at liber And to the first ten landlords of ty, both in Great Britain and Ire- the provinces of Leinster, Muntier, Jand, all deferters that were in and Connaught, who should let such gaol, without fee or reward, whose farms to such tenants as above, not names had been given in to the less than five farms by each landlord, secretary at war.

a gold medal. This and the above to The marine fociety not only be determined in September, 1764: kindly received all those boys, The trustees for the forfeited under fixteen, of their fending to estates in Scotland, promised, not fea, who thought proper, on being only land, but materials for builddischarged from the king's service, ing upon and cultivating it ; with to apply to them for assistance, but thing boats, tackle, &c. and even even invited them to apply ; and money to such reduced soldiers and

failors as thonid settle on thefe 15. To fishermen.

citates. And fir Ludowick Grant, 71 To mechanic trades.

and Mr. Grant, of Grant in the 17 To manufacturers.

fame kingdom, invited them to fet6 To public houses.

tle on their new ground in the To the merchants service. countics of Inverness, Murray, and Su To the king's fca officers, Banff ; promising them from sve

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to fifteen acres of land, rent free Thames frigate and Vulture sloop for seven years, (afterwards paying and failed for Gibraltar, from is. per acre per annum for twelve whence, after a stay of two days, years,) timber for building, moss he failed for Portmahon, where he or peat ground for firing, and lime continued till the 17th ult. and Itone from the quarries.

then fet fail for. Genoa, where he We wish we could at the fame arrived on the 28th; and his arritime inform our readers, that any val being notified to the master of effectual steps had been taken to the ceremonies, that officer went procure some relief for the widows, immediately on board, to offer the orphans, and poor relations of those palace prepared by the republic gallant men, who affifted in reduc- for his reception, but as his royal ing the Havanna, but fell before it highness appeared only as earl of surrendered, and thereby lost all Ulster, this honour he was pleased that fhare in the plunder, which, to refuse, as also all other public by merit, they had so good a title honours, except a deputation of to; and likewise for a great number fix noblemen, who waited on him of both officers and common men the next morning with the repubbelonging to the navy, and their lic's compliments upon his arrirepresentatives, who forfeited their val at their capital. On the 30th hares of prize money, to the the republic sent him a magnifiamount of several thousand pounds, cent present, consisting, according to Greenwich Hospital, because to custom, of all forts of provithey had not clamed them within fions, and at night the fix noblethree years, whereas their being men deputed to wait on him, intied down to the service of the pub- vited him to an elegant supper, lic, and that in very distant and un which was followed by a most healthy climates, was the only thing brilliant ball. that prevented their making fuch Advice has been received of the

the first thip, bound with new fetHis royal highness the duke of tlers to Florida, being wrecked York was lodged at Lisbon in the about two in the morning of the secretary of ftate's house, and had 14th of October lait, on a ledge of the use of the king's equipages, but rocks near Madeira ; by which refused to have any guard. Hewas about two hundred passengers and afterwards entertained fucceflively failors were unfortunately drowned. by the chief ministers, and some of Lord Rothes's house at Lefey, the chief nobility; and soon after in Scotland, has been burnt to the his firit arrival waited on by the ground, and all the valuable furBritish consul, and by four or five niture consumed. The lofs fuítainof the members deputed by the ed by this accident is computed British factory, who paid their at 60,0001, besides that of a valu. compliments in a respectful ad- able collection of MSS. "T dress; and then entertained his roy The amount of linen cloth al highness with a fupper, and bali, ftamped for sale in Scotland, from On the 28th of October his royal Nov. 1, 1762, to Nov. 1, 1763, is lighness embarked again on board 12.299,656 yards, which exceeds the Centurion, accompanied by the that of the preceding year by

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1.096,419 yards. The increase in them that he will make some alte value is 77.473-155. 8d,

rations in these edicts, and as all Great mobs and riots have late- the parliaments of France have now ly arisen at Edioburgh, on occafion declared again them, the king, it of the scarcity of meal. By the is faic, has refolved to call an af prudent behaviour of the magi- fembiy, conuiing of a deputation Itrates, the rioters were disperfect from every parliament in that after doing confiderable mischief. kingdom, in order to consider of a

It is said that, wnen the parlia- general reform in the management ment granted, a few years ago, the of the finances, which seems, infree importation of provisions from deed, to be necessary; for the proIreland, the retailers, in order to yince of Normandy have made it defeat the intentions of the legisla, appear, that of above 60 millions ture, laid by the work provisions of livres which they pay annually of the various kinds imported, and in taxes, about seventeen millions Lold them for Irish, by which only have been received yearly by means they brought thosc, that were the king's treasury. In the mean really Irish, into luch discredit, that time however, the duke of Fitz scarce any body would purchase James has put all the members of them; so that the importers were the parliament of Toulouse under in many inhançes losers by their arreit, for remontrating against, laudable indutry.

and refuțing to register those Paris, Nov. 20. On the 16th edicts. the parliament of Rouen, all the Paris, Dec. 13. The archbishop chambers assembled, passed an ar- of Paris having lately published ret annulling the transcriptions and a mandate, or pastoral letter, to erasures, made by violence in their the people of his diocese, in which register, by the duke de Harcourt, were some expressions in favour of to the prejudice of the laws of the the jesuits, the parliament of realm, by virtue of a pretended Paris, being informed thereof, com, arret of council which carried no plaived of it to the kiag, as a semark of the royal authority: ditious writing. His majesty bid wherefore the parliament, adhering them apply to the archbishop, that to their former arrets and resolu. he might call it in. The prelate tions, order, that the edicts and refused. The parliament comdeclarations of the month of April plained again to the king, who shall not be executed under pain of finding the archbilhop inflexible, the punishment of peculation, and banished him to his abbey of Con: resolved, that repeated remon- flans. strances be presented to the king, Paris, Dec. 19. The judgments

And from the same place we pronounced againf several of our hear, that all the members of this officers, employed in Canada, and parliament have religned, Father, who mi fbehayed there, is made than consent to regiiter the king's public; moft of them are condemnedicts and declarations iffue ated to banishment for a certain his last bed of justice; but that time, some more, fome lefs ; ex-. his majesty had refused to accept of cept the Geur Bigot, intendant of their resignation, and had affyred that province, whose banishment

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is made perpetual. They are more 20 Sols.-COLONIES 1757. over condemned to make restito. Dépenses générales. tion of several fums in proportion to the frauds they have been found Il fera tenu compte par le roi, ax guilty of: the fear Bigot is to re- mois d'Octobre prochain, de la fomme itore 4.500,000 livres ; the fieur de vingt fols, valeur en la soumission Varin, director of the marine at du Tréforier, restée, au bureau du Montreal, 800,cool, M. Bread, contrôle. comptroller of the marine, 300,000, A Quebec, le premier Juin, 1757. M. Cadet. purveyor-general of

BIGOT. the army 6.000,000 ; Penny fiant, These bills“ were given from Maurin, and Corpion, commif- a thousand livres to seven-pence Karies under Cadet, 600,000 each; half-penny, and were preferred by Eltabe and Martel, keepers of ma

the inhabitants to current coin, gazines, the former 30,000, and and answered all the purposes. In the latter 200,000 ; the com- the month of October of every year, mandant, Laudriere, 5000; De- every one was at liberty to bring chainaux, secretary to the in- these ordonnances to the intentendant Bigot, 30,000.

In all dant's office, and had a right to 12.967,000 livres.

demand bills of exchange on Old As soon as the English mer- France in payment. This right chants, trading to Canada, who gave the paper currency even a are largely concerned in the paper preference over ready cath, for the money of that colony, heard of government would not take calh these fines, which, it is said, have for bills of exchange, been fince paid, they applied to the Although the inhabitants might the secretaries of state to obtain have brought all their ordonnances the fulfiHing of his moft Chriftian to the year 1759 for payment, yet majesty's declaration, with regard being as current and more useful to the bills of exchange, drawn by than cah, confiderable quantities the government of Canada on that always remained in the country, of Old France, a short hiftory of and, as a proof, there are ftill exwhich may not be disagreeable to tant some of these ordonnances of the reader.

the year 1729., Canada, in the possession of the In the year 1759, the intendant French, was undoubtedly an an- and others concerned in the go .' nual loss to the government, als vernment of Canada, iffued out though the trade of that country very confiderable quantities of bills was very profitable to individuals of exchange, which they pretended ; and to the kingdom in general.

was for the use of the government; The method the French go-1 bur' as the French court charged vernment took to pay to the fabło them with mal-adminitration, this jects of Canada the ballance due point continued in difpute till the to them, was by giving them either above sentence." However, the bills of exchange on the royal tread poor Canadians, who knew that fury in Old France, or what they Bigot who figned these bills, had call ordonnance's, of which the full powers from the court of following is the form. 2012.113 France fo to do, took them as usual,

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and in general paid the full value fioned, it is said, by his drinking a for them. It is said there is up- gallon of cyder at an inn on the wards of two millions and half road, to keep off a fit of the gout sterling of this paper unpaid. Part of the wall of the room where

At Ledbury in Hereford. he died was obliged to be taken 3ift.

fhire there are now living down to get the corpse out, and no one Price and his wife, whose ages hearse being wide enough to adtogether make 210 years ; the mit the coffin, it was placed on man 107, the woman 103.

the carriage. On a tomb-stone in Heydon At Mariborough in New Eng. church-yard, near Huil, in York- land, in the 94th year of his age, thire, is the following inscription : Mr. Thomas Hapgood. His po“ Here lies the body of William ferity were very numerous, viz. Sturt, of Patrington, buried May 9 Children, 18, 1685, aged 97 years. He had 92 Grand children, children by his first wife, 28 ; by 208 Great grand children. his second, 17 ; own father to 45 ; 4

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great grand children. grandfather to 86 ; great grandfather to 97 ; great great grand 313 in the whole. father to 23 ; in all 2; 1.

His grand children faw their Mrs. Salvador, of White-hart- grand children and their grandcourt, was lately delivered of a father at the same time. son and heir, after being married Baron de Weslenftein, governor twenty-five years.

of Bon, aged 100. Died lately. Thomas Blundell, Mr. Goring, a quaker, at ChertEsq; aged 85. He was born deaf sey, aged 102. and dumb, but could converse by Jacob Salm, a Dutch soldier, figns.

aged 11. John Dodley, at Worcester, aged Mr. Wallace, at Paris aged 112. go; he was born with a contrac

Peter Schurman, at Groningen, tion of the tendons in one of his aged 113. hams, and was obliged to make Jane Blake of Northweeds, in use of a wooden leg thirty years ; Yorkshire, aged 114. but in endeavouring to recover a bell, which happened to overset, A general bill of chriftenings and the rope pulled him up with such burials in London, from Develocity as to break the bandages cember 14, 1762, to December that fastened the artificial leg; and, 13, 1763. in the fame instant, rendered his

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Males 7751 Males 13147 At Holt, near Wenbourn, Dor

Females fetshire, the great Mr. Benjamin

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Fema:es 12996 Bower, so called from his enormous fize; he weighed thirty-four ftone Decreafcd in the burials this year

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26143 and four pounds, yet was a lively

183, active man, and travelled to London in a stage coach but a few days Among the deaths were no left before his death, which was occas than 105 drowned.

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