1767. The Prince Primate of Poland, Sept. 4. The Right Hon. Charles ar Warsaw.

Townshend, Esq. (in the 41st year · Right Hon. Lady Dowager of his age, of a putrid fever) se.

cond Commissioner of the TreaThe Right Hon. the Earl of fury, Chancellor and Under-TreaHyndford, one of the fixteen peers furer of the Exchequer, one of his of Scotland.

Majesty's moft Hon. Privy-council, The Lady of Sir Ralph Mil. Member of Parliament' for Harbank, Bart. at Bath.

wich, and only brother to Lord Lacely, Col. York, in the Por- Viscount Townshend. Besides the tuguese service. He commanded offices before-mentioned, he passed the artillery at the siege of Quebec, through those of Lord of trade and and conveyed them up a pre. plantations, Lord of the Admi. cipice, where a fingle man could salty, Treasurer of his Majetty's not mount without the help of chambers, Secretary at war, First buthes.

Lord of trade and plantations, and The most Hon. William Henry Paymatter-general of bis Majesty's Ker, Marquis and Earl of Lothian, forces.-August 15, 1755, he marBaron Ker of Newbottle and Jedried Lady Caroline, eldest daughburg, and Knight of the ancient ter and coheiress of his grace, Order of the Thistle.

John late Duke of Argyll and Aug. 1, The celebrated Albinus, Greenwich (widow of Francis Earl at Paris, one of the most skilful of Dalkeith, foo and heir of Franco anatomifts in Europe.

cis duke of Buccleugh) by whom Lord Kinaird, in Scotland. he has left two sons and a daugh

Sir Wol. Sinclair, a celebrated ter. physician,

Lady of Sir Alexander Macken21. The Hon. and Rev. Allen zie, of Garloch. Bathurst, fon to Lord Bathurit. Lady of Sir William Calvert.

22. Lady Mary Elizabeth Bou- 11. Lady of Sir Jarrit Smith, verie, only daughter to the Earl . Bart. of Radnor.

17. His Royal Highness the · Prince Frederick of Duex-Ponts Duke of York, at Monaco, in at Manheim. This prince was a Italy. Knight of the Golden Fleece, Count de Guerchy, late ambas. Grand Croix of the military Or sador to England, in Paris. der of Maria Therefa, General 14. Lady of Sir Richard BedField Marshall of the empire of dingfield, Bart. their Imperial Majefties, and of Sir Charles Hotham, Baronet, all the troops of the Elector Pa. Dephew to the Earl of Chesterlatine, Governor of Manheim, field. General Field Marshal of the Lady of Sir George Pocock, ar troops of the Circle of the Upper Nice. Rhine, and Colonel of several re. 26. Sir Martin Wright, late a giments.

justice of the King's Bench. Count Fleming, after a long and Oat, I. Lady of Sir John Charla painful illness, at Drehen.

ton. VOL. X.


.. Lady

Lady of Sir Gregory Page. the 13th regiment of foot, July şi

11. Sir John Awbrey, Bart. 1759 ; and some time after made Sir Ellis Cunliffe.

Governor of Hull. Upon the de. Hon. Mrs. Anne Granville, cease of William late Earl of Bath, eldest daughter to the late Lord without issue, in 1764, he became Lansdowne.

possessed of his lordship's immense Sir David Cunningham, Bart. estates, both real and personal, Lieutenant-general of his Majer. fome few legacies excepied; and ty's forces, and Colonel of the in the year following resigned 571h regiment of foot, at his his regiment and government : house at Livingstone, about four- the former of which was given teen miles west from Edin. to his Royal Highness the Duke burgh.

of Gloucester. William Pulteney, Sir Edmund Thomas, Bart, at Esq. son of Sir William JohnWenvoc.castle, in Glainorganshire, stone, who married Miss Pulteney, Surveyor of his Majesty's woods niece to the late Earl of Bath, north and south of Trent, Trea and the General, who some time surer to the Princess Dowager of ago changed his name to Pulte. Wales, Knight of the fire for ney, by virtue of his Majesty's Glamorganshire, and Lieutenant. royal mandate, will, by the Gene. colonel of the militia of that ral's death, be possessed of a very county.

large estate. 15. The Arch-dutchefs Maria 27. Right Hon. Charles Bennet, Josepha, bethroted to the King of Earl of Tankerville, and Baron of Naples, of the small-pox at Schon- Ofullton, brun,

On the 2d instant, her Serene 16. Cardinal Antonelli, Secre. Highness Louisa Dorothea, of Saxe tary of the Briefs at Rome. Meininghen, reigning Dutchess of

i8. Lady Abdy, at her seat in Saxe Gotha, in the 49th year of Essex, aunt to Sir Anthony Tho. her age. mas Abdy, Bart, one of his Ma. Nov. 7. Don Joseph de Mellis, jesty's counsel, and Member of in Maddox-itreet, aged eighty. parliament for Knaresborough, in two. He was the oldest Captain in Yorkshire; by whose death, it is the English service. ! said, an estate of 3000l. per ann. 18. The Hon. Miss Charlotte devolves to Sir Anthony.

Finch, at the Hot-wells, Bristol, 26. The Hon. General Henry daughter to the Hon. Lady Char. Pulteney, only brother of the late lotte Finch, governess to the young William Earl of Bath, in the 8zd princes. year of his age, at Bath-house, in The Hon. Mrs. Hatton, Gitter to Piccadilly. He was abroad in Lord Hatton. Queen Anne's wars; was promoted Lady Elizabeth Griffin, at Pad. to be a Colonel, August 3, 1733; dington, a Major-general July 3, 1743 ; a Sir Hugh Brigges, Baronet, at Lieutenant-general, August 8, Houghton, in Warwickshire. 1747 ; and General in 1765. He Count de Munich, Senator, and was appointed to the command of Field Matthal General of the armies

of the Empress of Russia, at Peterf- dovechi, in the 58th year of his burg.

age, Right Hon. Lord Defart, at De. 10. Right Hon. John Earl of sart in Ireland.

Roches, · 26. Right Hon. the Counters of Hon. Mrs. Crosbie, reliet of Nor hampton.

General Crosbie, filter to the December 1, Right Hon. Hen- late Earl of Halifax, and grand. sy David, Earl of Buchan, Lord mother to the present Duke of Auchterhouse, Cardross, and Glen Grafton.

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PROTEST against the rescind. fideration of private justice or pub-
ing the Eaft-India Dividend. lic utility.
Die Veneris, 26° Junii, 1767. 3dly, Because, considering the
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East-India company as a national

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object, and the members of it as

bound to attend to the interest of Dilentient', .

the public, as well as their own, Iit, D ECAUSE the bill, con. the dividend they had voted, and

D taining, in appearance, which is by this bill to be rescindnothing but matter of future regu. ed, appears to be liable to no oblation, is so contrived as to operate jedtion; for the only legal restric. retrospectively, and rescind a divi. tion in the company's power to dend actually declared by a general divide, is, that the sum total of court of the Eaft-India company all the debts which they shall owe, on the 6th of May lait, of fix 1-4th do not exceed the value of the per cent. for one half year, ending principal or capital stock or stocks at Christmas next; this was, in which shall be and remain undivid. the argument, avowed to be the ed; and it appears, by the clearef principal object of the bill, though evidence, that the company's efthe bill itself does not even men- fects are amply sufficient, not only tion that act, or suggest any reason to difcharge every just demand, but for rescinding it. And we conceive, that, after even repaying their ca. that if the measure had been sub- pital, there will remain a very ftantially right, yet this manner great surplus. of doing it is unbecoming the dig; 4thly, Because it appears also to nity of parliament, which should us, that the dividend declared on in all cases go openly and directly the 6th of May is expedient; for to its object.

the dividend being in fact the only 2dly, Because this measure ap- medium whereby to fix and com. pears to us to be as exceptionable pute the price of the stock, as be. in the substance as in the form, tween buyer and seller, justice to being an ex poft facto law, refcind. both requires such a dividend as ing a legal act of the company, in will fix that price as near as may the exercise of its dominion over be to the real value. And the diits own property, notwithstanding vidend of 12 1-half is in that re their application and earnest en. fpect preferable to a dividend of treaties to the contrary, without io per cent, to which this bill tas necessity or occasion, from any con- arbitrarily restrained it.

stbly, thly. Because it appears to us by a large majority. To the vali.

ve been a dividend regularly 'dity of the act of the 6th of May ared, the objections which have no objection could be supported, I made to it upon this head though attempted. It was clearly ng manifeftly void of all foun. a valid act ; and, if not valid, the lon, We admit, that the court bill to refcind it would be unne

proceed without an account cessary, for the act of itself would tually before them ; but the want be void.

his account, so far as relates to 7thly, Because every argument e propriety of the dividend, ap. used to sew the impropriety of di. pears to have been sufficiently fup. viding twelve one-half applies with paca. The directors, in their ne equal force to a dividend of ten

nations with the government, per cent, which the bill allows, and min their declarations at former indeed to any dividend at all; and urts, had themselves proposed would,, if admitted to be a proper

a dividend, and acknowledg. ground for rescinding this divi. the ability of the company dend, be equally so for rescinding

hake it. The proprietors, by every dividend the company has thele and other means, had full ever mane,

ever made, or probably will ever non to be satisfied of thar abi. make. For it is hardly possible,

And the account now pro. that, during the existence of the

,, examined, and proved, company, their debts can be ac. is fully warrant their proceed. fually paid off, or their cash in

and verify the ideas they then hand fuffice to discharge those tained and acted on. .' debts, and pay a dividend; and at bly, Because the dividend ap. the same time the trade be carried to have been voted by a very on to that extent, as will yield to

ous court, and so nearly una. the compuny and the public the pimous, that no ballot was taken,

most ample returns. The whole cauíe none was demanded; and

argument in favour of the bill be. was demanded, be. ing reduced to these two propofi. ere was not a competent tions, that the company ought to

* proprietors who disap. discharge its debts before a divi. he measure; and though, dend can be allowed to take place; reason, the sense of the and that a dividend ought to be present only was taken, made upon a cash account; prin

op of hands, it now ciples contradicted by the uniform e, beyond a doubt, the practice of the company from its deliberate sense of the commencement Having been reconfider. 8thly, Because this bill cannot 's than three subsequent be meant for the interests of either

Fened for the purpose the company's creditors; or of ng the proper measures the proprietors; for it is observa

it; at the two last of ble that the latter, as far as they Votes of the company may be supposed to understand, ere taken by a regular and may be permitted to judge of The dividend previously their own interests, entertain, and approved and ratified have ftrenuously expressed a very

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no ballot was demande


for that reason, the members present on by holding up of appears to be, beyond a confirmed deliberate le company; having by ed at no less than th courts, convened 1 of concerting the

which the

voted was approved


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