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time of night above-mentioned ; gave for the chair 188. She has he also declared he paid the parish a large family to maintain. dues demanded, and also the bear.

The right hon. Eord Baltimore ers for their trouble ; that he

was unanimously elected a fellow likewise brought a proper certifi- of the royal society. cate and oath. On referring to An officer of the customs made the parish register of the above à feizure of near four hundred dates, there was found one Evans, pounds worth of fine Flanders aged 18, was buried Dec. 7, 1765) lace, "art fully concealed in the and one Hughes, (a pauper of the hollow of a ship's buoy on board parish) Sept. 30, 1966 ; but nein

a French trader lying off Ironther the certificates nor affidavits gate. were produced at that time , the By a letter from the chief mate person in whose custody those pa- of the Plaffy East India country pers were kept, declared he took trading ship,"' to his brother, very little care of them after the there is a confirmation of the corpses were buried. On exa: treacherous character of the Chimining one of the bearers who nese very strikingly set forth; brought the corpse on Sept. 29, for the Plaffy having fold a quan he declared, that he and the rest tity of opium to a Chinese juok went up into a garret or cockloft, of great burther in the Malaccas, in the lock-up-house in the Barch the letter-writer was decoyed on cr-row, where the tiling and ciel. board, in order to receive the ing were open, there they found a money for it: and being enter. man lying on the boards naked, tained in the most courteous' man. only an old blanket flang over ner, till he was off his guard, he him; that he himself laid hold of was all at once surprised by a gun him, to lift him into the shell, from the Plasly, and rose in halte and that the flesh of his buttocks to see what was the matter, but Ituck to the boards, so that part was instantly seized by fix men, thereof was left behind ; and that from whom he luckily disengaged they brought him froin the above himself, by cutting down the house about half an hour after 10, most resolute of them, gaining which corroborates the declara- the quarter-deck, tho' not with ition of the gentleman who ac. out being desperately wounded, quainted the churchwardens with and then jumping into his own these proceedings. The grave.. boat, at which the junk fired, digger, and three of the bearers, with no other effe&t, however, have been turned out of their em. but that of frighting his people, ployments.

some of whom jumped overboard, A woman bought an old chair When he reached the Plasly, he at a broker's, and upon ripping found that the too, had been in the top off, to have it new èoe the possession of the Chinese, and vered, found concealed in one had freed herself by a moft defpes corner, 21 guineas, all Q. Anne's rate and bloody effort in which coin, and a bank note, value 200l. the captain loft his life, and most both tied up in a canvass bag; the of the Europeans on board were

"ver a wounded, wounded. In this lamentable itu. fourteen aldermen, and fifty-two ation, the Plaffy was obliged to grave commoners, citizens, and set fail, without the money for the freemen, four of whom were to be goods sold.

scriveners. They were to be It appears from the report lately elected, at a general court, on St. delivered to the court of common- Matthew's day, and to continue council of London, by the com- in office two years; and the elecmitcee appointed in 1756, to en- tion was to be ratified, or reformed quire into the right of the mayor, by the next court of aldermen. commonalcy, and citizens, to the These orders were attended to till hospitals of ScBartholomew, 1615; but after the troubles, Chrift, St. Thoms, Bridewell, though the aldermen afferted their and Bethlem; and whether the right of government, and declared right has, in any inftance, been that no unfreemen should be chogiven up, or taken away :

(en a governor yet nothing far"Thac, by chree auchentis in. ther was done, except that they truments, the mayor, common. kepe up the form of the beadies aliy, and citizens, are the grana giving up

their staves on St. Mattees of the hospitals and their re. thew's day, and preserved a revenues, and have the fole power spectable footing as individuals, of governing them,

by confining the presidency to al That the right has never been dermen, and conftituting all the giren up or caken away, except aldermen governors wichout elecduring the troubles, and while the tion." ? judgment upon the information in

:! Yesterday morning were mar: 240-vacranto remained in force. ried at White-chapel-church, one

That the present governors act William Griffin, a jonrneyman only by an authority referrable to, shoemaker, and Ann Moss, a ferand derived from the right of the vant girl. . About seven months city. But,

ago the parties were out-afkeil That though the common coun. (as it is called) at the above cil, as representing the city, church; but the girl falling into might have exercised the right of an ill Itate of health, retarded the government at first; yet the lord nuptials, and losing her place, was mayor and aldermea very foon took very foon obliged to pawn the upon them the fole management moit part of her clothes, even to of the charities.

the buckles out of her shoesa That the word commonalty "This, though she at length reseems in some records to fignify covered her health, and was will not the court of common council, ing to join hands, prevented it ; but the citizens at large.

me absolutely refusing to go to be That in the fourth year of Philip married in so ragged a condition and Mary some orders, which had yet incessantly pressed by her sweet. been before made, were revived by heart, who, by her obftinacy, soon the court of aldermen; which ora grew into a kind of despair, negders seem to be the true conftitu. Jected his work, deposited his tion of the hospicals. There were apparel chiefly as above, and a to be sixty-fix governors at leatt, bout a fortnight ago, growing



weary of his life, took the fol. cordingly they both appeared, and lowing methods to get rid of it. a young nobleman being present, He firft wrote a letter to Sir John on hearing the case, generoufly Fielding, by the penny-poft, pur- gave five guincasto Sir John Fieldporting to come from a person at ing's clerk, in order to redeem Bethnal-green, who had the night their little clothes, and pay the before been robbed by a footpad, marriage dues, who went with the and was obliged to go out of two young people to four different town, and would return by the pawnbrokers on Saturday and re.. next session, describing himself deemed their little goods, and (Griffin) to be the robber, and yesterday attended the church, and where to be found, &c. But this performed the office of father. scheme not answering his expecta- A cause was tried at the court of tions, as upon an inquiry being King's bench at Guildhall, be. naturally made after the supposed tween one Stroud, a fellow thipauthor of the letter, none such porter, of Billingsgate, 'London, could be found; he then purchased plaintiff, and a corn-factor, de a piftol, and surrendered himself fendant; the action was brought with it to Joseph Girdler, Esq; against the latter for violently ara juftice of peace in the king's faulting the plaintiff when about

toad, deliring him to take his his lawful labour, in unloading “confession of a robbery, which he corn out of a vessel on float upon pretended he had committed, and the river 'Thames, within the ju. Tend him to Newgate, saying he risdiction of the lord mayor of the was sorry for what he had done, city of London, which was de 'but times were so hard, trade dead, nied by the defendant; and after &c. and he would rather die than many learned arguments, by the live. Whereupon he was actually counsel on both sides, and examin. *committed to Clerkenwell Bride. ing several witnefies, the plaintiff's well from the Saturday until the case being clearly proved, the Wednesday following, when he was jury, without the leaft hesitation, 'examined at the public office in brought in a verdict for the plainBow-Atreet, before the said Mr. tiff, with full cofts. Girdler, Sir John Fielding, and Was held at the Old Bailey,

27th. other magiftrates ; when it ap

the feffion of Admiralty, pearing that the young lad had a when three prisoners were tried, good character, that it was love' iwo of whom were capitally conthat was the real occasion of his victed. late extraordinary conduct, and John Wynne, otherwise Power, char the girl also on hearing of his late a mariner on board the merbeing committed to prison, had chant ship Polly, Capt. Cox, fallen into fits, and was very ill, bound from Bristol to the coast of he was discharged, and another day Guinea, on the flave irade, of appointed for him to come with which hip, in the absence of the his intended bride voluntarily be captain, who was on shore at cape fore the justices, who promised Appolonia, he by force took upon their atlistance in getting them him the command, shooting the married the ensuing Sunday ; ac chief mate through the head, acd


woünding a failor; at the same being placed in his royal cabinet time obliging the company to of curiosities. The materials of Iwear allegiance to him; after which it is composed are gold,

which, proceeding to the river silver, steel, brass, copper, ebony Baßian, mott barbarously murdered ivory, hair, &c. the hull, mafts, sa free negro, who was hostage on yards, 'booms, &c. being ivory, board for two flaves, on a surmise the guns, anchors, blocks, dead that he intended to raise a revolt; eyes, &c. filver, the 64 guns

first whipping him, and cutting weighing but 50 grains, the coEhim with a hanger; after which lours, viz. royal Itandard, admiLone Fitzgerald, another ringleader, ralty and union Hags, the jack

used him in the fame manner, till and enlign, are also ivory. It is few tgns of life were left; when, executed on a scale of forty feet so complete the tragedy, one other to one inch. fellow, named Putty or Pott, cut On the 7th of January, a little off his head with an axe, and threw after midnight, a Turkish man of him overboard. He is to be exe- war of 94 guns, lying at anchor cated on Monday' next.

in the harbour, near Toffano, at 1. There it now living at a place Constantinople, ready to fail with called Dulwell; near Nottingham, another of the same force for the

one Mrs. Melvill, wife of Mr. Archipelago, was set on fire, by a Melville grocer and linen-manu. pan of coals being put in a room facturer, who is pregnant with her by some of the people to warm 28th child, 22 of whom are living, them, who fell asleep. The fire and all by the fame husband. had made such a progress while 19 A clergy man in Normandy, in they flépt, that the people, deorder to promote agriculture in Tpaiting to 'extinguish it, and his parish, has made a public de- tearing it should be communicated. claration, from the pulpit, that so to the other ship, cut the cables.

far from exa&ing more tythe. The wind blowing fresh, drove from those who fall improve their her to a key called Capani, where farms, he will lessen the tythes in The fet fire to five faicks (large velproportion to the advancement fels that trade to the Black-sea) they fhall appear to have made in two of which were laden with new improvements.

corn. They were all pushed off A very curious little thip of 64 from the shore, and separated in goas completely rigged, and but the harbour. One of them imfour inches long,

by an mediately set fire to three other officer in the navy, was introduced "faicks, which lay at another key:

to his R. H. the duke of York, Two of them were drove to a so ,

to gulat minurehets, 'the structure and lide of the harbour, eighty of elegance' in which it is highly which were entirely consumed. Bailed;' as to recommend it to Several of the vessels went along "His Majesty and his Majesty has more on this fide, and let fire to a Been moft graciously pleased to ac. Kiosk of the Grand Seignior's, cept of it, eft eeming it worthy of which was soon reduced to ashes. VOL. X.



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Had it not been for the dexterity rank ; and after finging te deum, of the slaves of the Bagnio, who they will go in procession with sunk one of the thips while the their husbands to the Royal Pa. was on fire,' and driving near to lace, where they are to be entereighteen large men of war, which tained with a dinner, and to have lay moored together before the the honour of being served by the Arsenal, the whole of them must chamberlains, who will afterwards inevitably have been consumed. give them a ball.”

The Grand Seignior, the Grand Letters from Turin advise, that Vizir, and all the great officers of on the 7th ult. at four in the mornthe Porte, were upon the water ing, a shock of an earthquake was giving their orders. The human felt in that city. mind cannot picture to itself a They write from Leghorn, that more striking and horrid scene, a late shock of the earth had been than to see, at the same time, nine felt in the Isle of Scio, which large floating fires, in the middle threw down a Greek church, and of the night, with two great fires destroyed upwards of forty dwel. on each side of the water, which ling-houses. threatened destruction to the whole They write from Genoa, that city.

on the 29th of January, M. The Grand Signior, who is Francis Maria Rovere having, on blessed with an heart of charity that day, completed his time of and benevolence, has given orders two years as doge of this republic, to make up the losses of the un- the great council met the next day, happy sufferers by water.

and nominated fifteen persons for The same day a Sultana was one out of that number to be delivered of a prince, which was elected to fill up the vacant digmade known on Saturday by the nity. On the 31st the small firing of the cannon from the Se. council assembled, and reduced raglio and the Arsenal, which con- the nomination of fifteen to fix : tinued morning, noon, and even- and on the 3d inftant the great ing; and there are great rejoicings council met again, and elected M. in the Seraglio.

Marcello Durazzo to fill up the The English ambassador sent vacant dignity of Doge for two the usual compliments to the Reis years ; upon which occasion the Effendi uçon this occafion. new Doge immediately received

They write from Florence, the compliments of the nobility of 13th.

that " the number of young both sexes, and will receive the maiden's which the chamberlains compliments of the foreign minir. of the court have resolved to por- ters and consuls on Monday. tion, on-account of the happy de. The last letters from New York livery of the Grand Duchess, is bring advice, that more new maone hundred. They are to receive nufactories are going on there ; the nuptial benediction from the among which is one for brass archbishop in the metropolitan wire, and another for enamelling church, in presence of their ge- all kinds of trinkets, after the nerous benefactors, and several Birmingham and Sheffield manother lords and ladies of the first ner.


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