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· The following accounts come or from giving any information from Florence. We learn from whence he drew his resources for Finizzano, a territory of this grand the maintenance of himself and duchy, that between the zift of family. His wife is a genteel wolast month, and the 4th of the pre- man, and he basfive children, some fent, they had felt thirty-fix shocks of whom are grown up. A large of the earth, which has damaged party of gentlemen from Bristol a great number of public edifices, were to have dined with him the and deftroyed many country day after he was taken up. houses. The mines of copper and Two persons from Birmingham, filver lately discovered at Angli. one of whom is the gaoler, came ari, will bring in 40 per cent. on Friday last, and gave inforItth.
The following account is mation, on oath, before Nicholas
given of Mr. Higgins, who Hyett, Esq. that Edward Higgins, was' lately committed to the castle lately apprehended at Bristol, was of Gloucester. That he was born transported in 1754 from Worat Cradley, near Bromsgrove, in cefter, and that they saw him again Worceftershire. He lived for some in England in 1756. years at Knutsford, in Cheshire, Died lately at Corfe Castle, where he married a woman of a Mary Symmonds, aged 106 years, very good family; that in Oktober Ai Córke, Mr. Thaddeus Hynes, 1765, he had fome businefs at aged 105 years. Bristol, for which 'place he set out In Yorshire, John Wood, aged on foor; that he put up at an eatinghouse near the market, and there At Folkstone, in Kent, Mrs. received of different people several Mary Beddingfield, aged 96. considerable fums. He then re- In Ireland, Brien O'Brien, Esq. turned to Gloucester on foot, and aged 109 years. in passing on to Upton, he was At New Malton, Mary Bielby, benighted, and lay under a hedge; aged 107 years. that when he came to Upton he At Newcastle, John Richardson, took a poft-chaise home, whicher aged 100 years. he was pursued by Mr. Bloxain, In Chick Lane, Mrs. Eliz. Fenwho lived with Mr. Wilson of this nell, aged 100 years. city, and apprehended on fufpi- In Oxford Road, Mrs. 'Sarah cion of breaking open Mr. Wil- Proffen, aged 102 vears, who had son's house; that whilft he was in acquired a fortune of 10,00ol. by the constable's bands at Knutsford, pawnbroking. lie made his escape, and having In Chancery-Lane, Mrs. Pimm, ordered his wife to dispose of the aged 100 years. goods there, settled at French Hay. His escape from the conftable, he says, induced him to
MARCH. change his name from Edw. Higgins to George Hickson. He de
The supercargo of the Lord fired to be excused mentioning the
Clive East Indiaman, Capt. names of the persons of whom Barclay, outward bound, for China, he received the money at Bristol, came to the India-house with an
account of the above ship being 1766, to Feb, roth, 1767, amountloft off Boulogne. Two of the ed to 7581. 15. 61d. crew were drowned.
Mr. Thomas, the principal The grand jury of the city of supercargo on board the Lord London presented a memorial' re. Clive Indiaman, stays in France to lating to the keeper of the house take care of such of the company's in Chancery-lane for lodging re. effects as may be preserved out of curits for the East-India com- the wreck. The two fupercargoes pany's service.
who arrived on Sunday, were orTuesday last a cause wastried in dered on Monday afternoon to the Westminster-hall, between a gen- Downs, to proceed to China on tleman in Surry and a physician; board the Vanfittart. The action was brought against On Tuesday evening a great the latter for criminal converfation number of farmers were observed with the plaintiff's lady, and a ver- going along Pall-mall with cockdict was given with sool. damages. ades in their hats: On enquiring
The following instance of the the reason, it appeared they all preservation of animal life is the lived in or near the parish of Stan. moft extraordinary we remember well, in the county of Middlesex, to have heard of, and is also well and that they were returning to attested : viz. In the late storm, a their wives and families, to carry gentleman at Dufton near Apple. them the agreeable news of a bill by, had two ewe sheep that lay being rejected for inclosing the said nnder the snow from Monday the common, which, if cafried into 18th of January till Sunday the execution, might have been the 15th of last month, being thirty, ruin of a great number of families. .' four days, when they got out of Wednesday last were tried, by a it themselves without any help; special jury, two caufes, in both although they had nothing to live which the chamberlain of London upon but snow all that time; they was plaintiff; one against Tcould run as swift as a child of } -, and the other against ] eight or ten years old ; they had S- for buying and selling goftood at about five yards distance vernment fecurities for their from each other.
friends, not being brokers ; In There is now in the possession of both which causes verdicts were Mr. Barber, of Handley, near Wor. given for the defendants; by which ceiter, a fow which has had no less it is now settled, that every person than 345 pigs. In the space of one is at liberty to employ his friend year, in particular, the farrowed
to buy or sell government fecuri. ihree times, had seventeen pigs in dies, without being obliged to be the first litter, eighteen in the fe- at the expence of employing, a cond, and nineteen in the third; broker; which will be a great in- and this prolific creature is now ducement for people to lay out in pig again.
their money in the funds, and conThe amount of the toll of the sequently a great addition to pub. foot-paffage over the new bridge lic credit. at Black-Friars, from Nov. 19th, On Tuesday night as Charles
Whitworth, Esq, member for him and two others, to fetch a Bletchingley in Surry, was re. body to Mr. the undertaker. turning to his house at Green- Accordingly he went with him to wich, a footpad stopped his car
the undertaker's house, where his riage at the end of Peckham-lane, servant immediately took a coffin, and demanded his money ; but in- and went along with them : On stead of complying, Mr. Whit: coming near Temple-bar, he asked worth let down the glass of the the grave.digger (who was the carriage, and fired at him with a principal in the affair) where he blunderbuss; after which the was going to, who told him to coachman drove on. The man Hyde-park
The man Hyde-park hospital; but when was a few days afterwards found they came into the Butcher-row, dead a few fields distant, and prov- they stopped at a certain house, ed to be an oftler on Blackheath. and as the grave.digger proceeded joth. John Wynne, otherwise in with the person who had the
Power, was executed pur- coffin, he declared he would not go suant to his sentence at Execution. in, for he did not like the house ; Dock.
but, after some altercation, he About one o'clock in the after. went with the rest, and, with some noon, the right hon. the lord. difficulty, they persuaded him up mayor, several aspermen, and the stairs; at the top of the house they committees of common-council found a poor wretch laying dead, and of the skinners company, which they put into the coffin, but went from the mansion-house, in that the corpse and the house a cavalcade of about thirty coaches, itunk so much, that it made him to present the freedom of the city bring up his supper, for he beof London to his Royal Highness lieved the body had been dead five the Duke of Cumberland; and or fix days; however, they brought on their return they were elegantly the corpse down stairs, and rested entertained at dinner by his lord- it in the passage, where the person Tip at the mansion-house.
of the house gave them two pots of On Tuesday evening, one of the beer to drink, which were so bad deputy bearers of St. Bride's, who that they could not drink it; on had been turned out of his post which they desired the person of with two others and a grave.dig. the house to let them have a penny. ger, for being concerne I in bring- worth of gin each, and they would ing a corpse from a lock-up house, pay for it, but he, rapping out an to the church-yard of the said oath, told them he would give it parish, at Fleet-ditch, late at them; on drinking which, the night, came to the committee of door, which was locked all the poor, then fitting in the vestry, while they were in the passage, and desired to be heard in his vin. was opened, and they brought the dication ; accordingly he was ad- corpse away instead of carrying mitted, when he declared that the it to the undertaker's, as the grave.digger came, on the 29th of grave-digger had told him at first; last September, about nine at when they came to Fleet-market, night, just after he had done sup
he then told them the undertaker per, and told him he must go with would not be at home, and they
might as well carry it to the church. have moft unfortunately lost their yard, which was done accordingly; lives. These unhappy sufferers that they then went to the under- were returning from Mouline martaker's, next morning, for their ket, where they had been disposing pay, who gave them a fhilling a of their linen yarn. Six farmers, piece ; on which one of the bearers with their wives, perished on this told him it was a very hard jobb, occasion. This passage, though and hoped he would give them the only access to a populous counsomething to drink; the under- try, is very rapid and dangerous ; taker then said he had but four and this is the third time, within teen shillings for the burial, seven thefe twelve months, that this boat of which he had paid the parish, has been forced down the river by and four to them, so they might the immense rapidity of the curjudge of the smallness of his profit; rent, though on the two former however he gave them a pot of occasions, happily, no lives were purl, and they departed.
loft. Was held at Merchant As some workmen were lately 12th.
Taylors hall, a general court digging down King Barrow at the of the East-India company, when, south end of Stoborough, near it appearing, by the report of the Wareham, in Dorsetshire, to make directors, that the late terms of the turnpike road in the centre, at fered by them to government were the bottom of the Barrow, and even inadmissible, therefore a motion with the surface of the earth, in the was made by George Dempster, natural fandy ground, was discoEsq. that the court should be ad. vered a very large hollow trunk of journed to next Wednesday, in or- an oak, rudely excavated, ten feet der that some farther propositions long, four in diameter, much de. might be proposed to accommo- cayed ; on opening it were found date the present differences be
many bones of an human body, tween the company and the mi. wrapped up in a large covering nistry; and after a debate of near of several deer-skins, neatly sewed four hours, Sir James Hodges together. On unfolding the comoved that the court should be ad- vering was found a small veilel of journed to next Monday, which oak, of a very dark colour, in the motion was unanimously approved Mape of an urn. On the outside of by the whole proprietors. was cut a great number of lines,
They write from Edinborough, but nothing was found in it. There that on Thursday, the 26th of be. were the remains seemingly of a bruary, between five and fix in the piece of gold lace, four inches long, afternoon, the ferry-boat on the ard two and a half broad, found water of Garry, at Invergarry, ftuck on a deer skin covering, near the pass of Killicrankie, con- which was very much decayed. taining thirty passengers, was car- A weft-country barge, laden ried down the river by the rapi. with seven hundred sacks of four, dity of the current, and was over- and three hundred quarters of malt, set; by which melancholy accident, is funk in the river a little above no less than twenty-seven persons Windsor.
About eight in the even- houses in the town. Upwards of 13th. ing, the Dauphiness died at fifty dwelling-houses, with shops, Versailles. Her highness was born backhouses, and the shambles, are at Dresden, the 4th of November, reduced to ashes, the wind being 1731, of Frederick Auguftus III. very high, it was with the greateft king of Poland, and elector of difficulty prevented from deftroy Saxony, and Mary Josepha Bene- ing the whole town. diet, arch-duchess of Auftria, eldest
Was held a general court daughter to the emperor Joseph.
of the East India company, She was married the oth of No- at Merchant-Taylors-hall, Threadvember, 1747, to Louis, Dauphin needie street, which confifted of a of France, who died at Fontain- very numerous meeting of the bleau the 20th of December, 1765. proprietors: the court was opened By this prince she has left 'five with a speech from a very reputachildren, three fons and ble proprietor, calling to mind the daughters. Upon this melan- great services and merits of lord choly occasion, his most christian Clive ; and concluded with the majesty and all the royal family following motions, viz. retired immediately to Marli. That it is the opinion of this
Last night the prisoners in the court, that the important services Gatehouse rose in the absence of rendered to the company by lord the head turnkey, ruled upon Clive merit a grateful acknowthe deputy turnkey, and knocked ledgment and return; and that a him down, then took the keys and grant to his lordship, and his per. opened the door, and fix made fonal representatives, of an addi. their escape, but by timely af. tional term in the jaghire of ten fiftance the rest were all secured. years, commencing from the de.
We hear from Richards-caftle, termination of his lord ship's pre(a populous parish of several miles fent right therein, would be a proextent, famous for the falubrity of per acknowledgment and return its air, and celebrated by Camb- for such important services; and den and other historians, for that that it be recommended to the court ftrong and pure spring, called of directors, that upon any future Bonewell) that only one person propofitions being made either to died there in the last year: an parliament, or to his majesty's miinstance scarce to be paralleled in nisters, this resolution of the gethe whole nation. It is remark- neral court he humbly representable also that this parish divides the ed. counties of Hereford and Salop ; This motion being seconded, a that the church stands in the debate ensued, which concluded in former, and the parsonage-house in a motion of adjournment made by the latter county:
Mr. Dempster; upon which the Between nine and ten o'clock in court divided, and it was carried the morning, a moft dreadful fire against the adjournment, by a mabroke out at Ottery St. Mary, in jority of 73, viz. 243 against 170: the county of Devon, which con- ihen the main question being put, iinued till fix in the evening, and a ballot for the decision of the fame consumed the better part of the demanded by two different