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249,000 lb.

23,194 bushels
3,980 bushels
2,275 barrels

ever

215

1043 loose

1,119 ditto

Produce of South Carolina entered Died lately. Mary Toft, the

for exportation, from the port famous rabbit woman, of Godal. of Charles-town, from Decem man, in Surry. ber 23d, 1761, the day the first Reverend Mr. Crook, rector of vessel with rice of crop 1761, Brinkworth, Wilts, aged near 100. was cleared out, to September Nicholas Schraen, a farmer in ist, 1762, both days inclusive. Flanders, aged 101.

He held his Rice

63,288 barrels own plough 1761. Indico

Mrs. Halford, at Wiptah, War. Staves

157,880 wickshire, aged 110. Shingles

674,740 Corn

FEBRUARY.
Pease
Pork

The tide rose higher at

ift. Butter

8 kegs Portsmouth than was Deer-skins

331 hhds. known. The inhabitants at the 12 casks Point were obliged to go in boats bundles from house to house.

John Murcott, butler to the Pitch

3,110 barrels right honourable lord Dacre, Tar

was found barbarously murderTobacco

14 hhds. ed in his bed in his lord'hip’s Rofin

19 barrels house in Hill-ftreet, with a knife Tanned leather 2,693 fides in his hand, and other means Tallow

used to make it believed he had Fish

murdered himself; but that being Timber, &c. 103,293 feet altogether in probable, the servants Oranges

were all carried before fir John Soap

ico boxes Fielding, when it appearing that Potatoes

20 bushels Daniel Blake, a footman in the fa. Laths

3,500 mily, had, since the murder, purTurpentine

751 barrels chased many necessaries, of which Beef

il ditto he was known to have been a little Bacon

1,648 lb. before in the greatest want, withCandles, myrtle wax 14 boxes out being able to give any satisfacOats

388 bushels tory account how he came by the Hoops

14,500 money, he thought proper to own Reeds

400 the murder; the perpetrator of Handspikes

360 which might otherwise have reFurrs

I hhd. mained undiscovered, as there was I bundle no direct proof againit him, more 2 barrels than against the rest of the servants

, Pink-root

i calk and his countenance did not be6 caks , tray

the least conciousness of Hams

5 barrels guilt, Twolabourers wives,near Bridge The account he

gave

himfelf of water, were lately delivered each · this murder, after several strict exof three children.

aminations, was, that having occa

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41 barrels

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fion the day before to look for a tranfmittted thro' it, (converged to music.book in the butler's pantry, a focus at seven-feet distance) fired he met with twenty guineas upon gunpowder, paper, linen, and other his cupboard, which he took combuftibles, away ;

that the next morning Christopher Tancred, of he began to reflect, that stealing Whixley in Yorkshire, Esq;

3d. the twenty guineas would cer- lately deceased, having bequeathed tainly he discovered, and then fifty pounds annually apiece, to he thould be hanged for it ; there- four young students of Lincoln'sfore, to extricate himfelf out of Inn (of which he was formerlý that difficulty, the wicked thought a bencher) till they should be came into his head, that murdering called to the bar, and for three the butler would not only prevent years after they become barristers. a discovery, but be the means of Edward Reeve, Esq; student of his preferment, for tha' he flould that inn, made an elegant latin be made butler himself; that with speech in Lincoln's-Inn hall, bethis refolation, he took a large fore that honourable society, in poker, and a cafe knife, and enter commemoration of so deserving a ed the butler's room, where he found benefactor. him asleep ; that he itruck him Mr. Rooker, formerly an emitwice with the poker on the head, nent grocer in Fleet. ftreet, by and then with a knife cut his whose means the shocking murder throat. This done, he returned of the two parish girls, related at to his bed-fellow, whom he both large in our last volume, came to left and found asleep, and lay till light, was found near his house the usual hour of rising, and then at Ealing with his throat cut, and they both went down stairs toge- his body terribly mangled, fuppofther, with the porter, without fuf- ed by himself; he having lost his picion ; and, that in the confusion, senses immediately on the execu-, after the discovery of the murder, tion of the mother and daughter he went into Murcott's room, and concerned in that murder, through took out of his breeches pocket, a violent affection for the latter, three guineas and a half, and also whom he at first imagined his inteltook a small trunk belonging to ligence could no way affect. the lady's woman, broke it open, The right hon, the lord and flung it into the coal-hole, to mayor gave a ball and supper induce the servants to think that to his royal highness the duke of the murderer was a thief, who had York; at which were present the broke into the house, with intent two princes of Mecklenburgh, to rob it. He was but 'twenty many of the foreign ministers, upyears old.

wards of a hundred of the nobility, Being a very clear day, a gen a larger number of the gentlemen tleman at Wentworth procured of the house of commons, sevena circular piece of ice of two feet teen of the aldermen, and many nine inches diameter, and five in- ladies of quality,

and persons ches thick, which he reduced to the of great distinction. The fupform of a lens ; and having abont per consisted of three tables, two noon exposed it to the sun, the rays of an hundred and seventy covers

each,

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open road.

Cach, and the third of ninety, be- wickshire, Worcestershire, Wiltfides a grand desert.

Shire, . and Gloucestershire, On Lith. The marquis of Granby, Broadway-hill, and the hills in

lately arrived from Ger-' Gloucestershire, it is said to have many, waited on his majesty, and lain at least eight feet deep in the was most gracioufly received.

Within these few days a poal Three fishermen belonging to terer near Charing Cross, paid a Stroud in Kent, having some time fine of fifteen pounds, for having ago shut themselves up in their three häres found in his top, little cabin, in which was an iron though, as he faid, only fent him pot with fea-coal burning, lay to kin.

down to sleep, but were all

found The executors of Mrs. Demay, dead the next day, being, as is late of Pall Mall, have transferred supposed, fuffocated by the smoke, to the treasurer of the British lying. The reader will find in our Proin hospital in Brownlow ftreet jects for this year some account of cight hundred pounds, 3 per cent. a method successfully tried for rebank annuities, for the use of that covering persons, when not too far charity; and also paid to the gone, in fimilar circumstances. said treasurer forty-eight pounds A boy, who lately fell off a fourteen shillings and nine-pence wharf in New England into a river, on the same account, according to was taken out to all appearance the will of the deceased.

dead, but being rubbed with falt, It appearing, on the examina- and put into warm blankets, he tion, before the lord mayor, of the shewed signs of life, upon which a coachman of Mr. Cracroft, of glitter being injected it brought Mark-lane, that his master's ftables away the water, and in a few hours were set on fire some weeks ago by after he was able to walk. For other his carelessness, he was fined iool. instances of the efficacy of this meaccording to the act of parliament, thod, and a full account of the meand not being able to pay that thod itself, see our former volumes, sum, was committed to prison for The duke and duchess of a year. It w 107,118!

Norfolk, attended by the 15th. 13th.

iwy. This day and the 15th neighbouring gentry, laid the first

the Thames rofe for high, itone of a most magnificent palace that many houses on the Surry to be erected on the very spot shore were four or five feet' under where stood Worksop manor, latewater ; at Lainbeth the long walk, ly burnt down with all its ya. by the bishop's palace, was over- luable curiosities. For some acAqwed; and boats were employed count of the burning of this in the town to carry people from į manor, see our fourth volume. house to hones yiThe damage done. A highwayman was shot dead by this high tide, has been comt, by a person in the Portsmouth maputed at: 20,000 l. von Westmins : chine, whilft he was attempting ta iter-ball the water was four feet rob the passengers. deep.

ultortillon A trial came on at the There fella prodigious quan- court of King's Bench, on

17th.

çity of Inow, in Oxfordihire, Walt an indialment against the keeper of

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a mad-house in Chelsea, and five received - His lordfhip, before he others, for imprisoning a gentle : left that place, banished the bishop woman from the 5th of September to Florida, for pretending, on the to the 4th of October last, on prez strength of one of the articles of tence of insanity, when four of the capitulation, to name to benethem were found guilty. On the fices without his approbation. enquiry in the house of commons A trial came on at Guildhall, in into the abuse of private mad- which the mistress of the Rummer houses, many acts of oppression tavern in Chancery-lane was plainhave been discovered, as may be tiff, and fundry persons of the reseen by the abstract of that en- formation of manners defendants, quiry, in the Appendix to this for entering the said tavern, and, part of our work.

under pretence of its being an house Another trial came on in the of ill fame, dragging the mistress court of Common-pleas 'at Weft- out and imprisonmg her. The minster, before the lord chief justice damages were laid for 5col. and Pratt, and a fpecial jury of Mid- the jury gave 300 h with costs of dlesex, wherein a rupture furgeon

fuit. And on a motion fince made was plaintiff, and the right hon, in the court of Common-pleas for sir Francis Dashwood and Tho a new trial in the affair, on account i mas Wyndham, Efq; as executors" of excefs of damages, the court of the late lord Melcombe, were de was of opinion, that the whole

fendants. The action was brought 500l. the damages originally laid, : for four thousand pounds, for ele would not have been excessive, and

ven years attendance on his lord therefore affirmed the former vere -j. fhip, for which the plaintiff alledg- diêt with cofts of fuit. 10. tied he had received no satisfaction An order of council is issued, - whatsoever ; but it appearing up- prohibiting the importation of

on the clearest evidence, that the the hides, raw or falted, of horned plaintiff had been fully paid, till

cattle from Denmark and other within eleven months, instead of parts of Germany, during his maeleven years, before his lord- jetty's pleasure, on account of the fhip's death, for which eleven contagious distemper which rages months attendance, the defendants at this time in those parts, where, had, most generously, "paid into it is said, upwards of eighty thoucourt the sum of one hundred and fand head of cattle died during the fifty pounds, the jury found a ver late severe frost. 70 1:53: dict for that precise fum, in favour A few days fince, fome men dig. of the plaintiff, which intitles the ging up the earth-in White-friars, defendants to their costs of fuit. uon in order to repair the broken 22d.

The princes of Mecklen pipes, discovered a large piece of

burgh, brothers to her ma- petrified wood, weighing at least jesty, fet qut from their house in a hundred weight plan account of Pall-mall, for Germany."asditest which,ias a very great curiosity, 23d.

The earl of Albemarle,e: we have inferted in our article of

, lately arrived from the Há Natural History of this year. vanna, waited on their majefties at * A riot happened at Coài St.James's , and was most graciously vent Garden theatre, occa- 24th

;

Cach, and the third of ninety, be wickshire, Worcestershire, Wiltfides a grand desert.

Thire, and Gloucestershire. On uith,

The marquis of Granby, Broadway-hill, and the hills in

lately arrived from Ger.. Gloucestershire, it is said to have many, waited on his majesty, and lain at least eight feet deep in the was most graciously received.

open road. Within these few days a poal

Three fishermen belonging to terer near Charing Cross, paid a Stroud in Kent, having some time fine of fifteen pounds, for having ago fhut themselves up in their three hares found in his thop, little cabin, in which was an iren though, as he said, only sent him pot with fea-coal burning, lay to kin.

down to sleep, but were all found The executors of Mrs. Demay, dead the next day, being, as is late of Pall Mall, have transferred supposed, suffocated by the smoke, to the treasurer of the British lying. The reader will find in our Proin hospital in Brownlow street jects for this year some account of cight hundred pounds, 3 per cent. a method succefsfully tried for rebank annuities, for the use of that covering persons, when not too far charity ; and also paid to the gone, in similar circumstances, said treasurer forty-eight pounds A boy, who lately fell off a fourteen shillings and nine-pence wharf in New England into a river, on the same account, according to was taken out to all appearance the will of the deceased.

dead, but being rubbed with salt, It appearing, on the examina- and put into warm blankets, he tion, before the lord mayor, of the shewed signs of life, upon which a coachman of Mr. Cracroft, of glister being injected it brought Mark-lane, that his master's ftables away the water, and in a few hours were set on fire some weeks ago by after he was able to walk. For other his carelessness, he was fined iocl. initances of the efficacy of this meaccording to the act of parliament, thod, and a full account of the meand not being able to pay that thod itself, see our former yolumes, fum, was committed to prison for The duke and duchess of a year.

Norfolk, attended by the 15th. 13th.

This day and the 15th neighbouring gentry, laid the first

the Thames rofe fo high, itone of a most magnificent palace that many houses on the Surry to be erected on the very spot shore were four or five feet under where stood Worksop manor, latewater ; at Lambeth the long walk, ly burnt down with all its va: by the bishop's palace, was over

luable curiosities. For some acdowed, and boats were employed. count: of the burning of this in the town to carry people from manor, see our fourth volume. house to honde. The damage done A highwayman was fhot dead by this high tide, has been com- , by a person in the Portsmouth maputed at: 20,000lm 1 In Westmin. chine, whilft he was attempting to iter-ball the water was four feet rob the passengers, deep.

A trial came on at the There fell a prodigious quan- court of King's Bench, on çity of law, in Oxfordthire, Wars an indi&ment against the keeper of

17th.

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