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Monday, January 6th, 1783.


THE calamities attendant on a state of war seem to have prevented the mind of man from viewing it in the light of an absurdity, and an object of ridicule as well as pity. But if we could suppose a superior Being capable of beholding us miserable mortals without compassion, there is, I think, very little doubt but the variety of military manoeuvres and formalities, the pride, pomp, and circumstance of war, and all the ingenious contrivances for the glorious purposes of mutual destruction, which seem to constitute the business of many whole kingdoms, who furnish him with an entertainment like that which is received from the exhibition of a farce or a puppet show. But notwithstanding the ridiculousness of all these solemnities, we, alas, are doomed to feet that they are no farce, but concomitant circumstances of the woeful tragedy. The causes of war are for the most part such as must disgrace the animal pretending rationality : Two poor mortals, elevated with the distinction of a golden bauble called a Crown, take offence at each other, without any reason, or with the very bad one of wishing for an opportunity of aggrandizing themselves by making reciprocal depredations. The creatures of the Court, the leading men of the nation, who are usually under the influence of the Court, resolve (for it is their interest) to support their royal master, and are never at a loss to invent some colourable pretence for engaging the nation in the horrors of war; taxes the most burthensome are levied, soldiers are collected, so as to leave a paucity of husbandmen, reviews and encampments succeed, and at last fifteen or twenty thousand men meet on a plain, and coolly shed each other's blood, without the smallest animosity, or the shadow of a provocation. The Kings, in the mean time, and the Grandees, who have employed these poor innocent victims to shoot bullets at each other's heads, remain quietly at home, and amuse themselves, in the intervals of balls, hunting, schemes, and pleasure of every species, with reading at the fire side, and over a cup of chocolate, the dispatches from the army, and the news in the extraordinary Gazette.
Old Horace very truly observes, that whatever mad frolicks enter into the heads of Kings, it is the common people, the honest artizan, and the industrious tribes in the middle ranks, unoffended and unoffending, who chiefly suffer the evil consequences. If the King of Prussia was not the head of some of the best troops in the universe, he would be judged more worthy of being tried, cast, and condemned at the Old Bailey, then any shedder of blood who ever died by a halter. But he is a King; but he is a hero; - those names fascinate us, and we enrol the butcher of mankind among the benefactors.
When one considers the dreadful circumstances that attend even victories, one cannot help being a little shocked at the exultation which they occasion. I have often thought it would be a laughable scene, of there were not a little too much of the melancholy in it, when a circle of eager politicians have met to congratulate each other on a piece of good news just arrived, every eye sparkles with delight; every voice is raised in announcing the happy event. And what is the cause of all this joy ? And for what are our windows illuminated, bonfires kindled, bells rung, and feasts celebrated ? We have had a successful engagement : We have left a thousand of the enemy dead on the field of battle, and only nine hundred of our countrymen. Charming news ! it was a glorious battle ! But before you give loose to your raptures, pause a while; and consider, that to every one of these nineteen hundred, life is not less sweet than it is to you; that to the far greater part of them there probably were wives, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters, brothers, and friends, all of whom are at this moment bewailing that event which occasions your foolish and brutal triumph.
The whole time of war ought to be a time of general mourning - a mourning of the heart - a mourning much more sincere than on the death of one of those Princes, whose accursed ambition is often the sole cause of war. Indeed, that a whole people should tamely submit to the evils of war because it is the will of a few vain, selfish, ignorant, though exalted individuals, is an unaccountable phenomenon. But they are led away by false glory, but their passions, by their vices. They reflect not; and indeed if they did reflect, and oppose, what would avail the opposition of unarmed myriads to the mandate of a Government supported by a standing army ? Many of the European nations are entirely military; war is their trade; and when they have no employment at home, or near to it, they blush not to let themselves out to shed any blood, in any cause of the best paymaster. Ye beasts of the forest, no longer allow that man in your superior, while there is found on the face of the earth such degeneracy !
Morality and religion forbid war in its motives, conduct, and consequences; but to rulers and potentates, morality and religion usually appear at the inventions of politicians to facilitate subordination. The principal objects of crowned heads and their minions are the extension of empire, the augmentation of a revenue, or the annihilation of their subjects liberty. Their restraints in the pursuit of these objects are not those or morality or religion, but solely reasons of state, and political caution; plausible words are used, but they are only used to hide the deformity of the read principals : Whenever a war is deemed desirable in an interested view, a specious pretext never yet remained unfound : Morality is as little considered in the beginning as in the prosecution of war; the most solemn treaties and engagements are violated by the governing part of the nation, with no more scruple than oaths and bonds are broken by a cheat and a villain in the walks of private life. Does the difference of rank and situation make any difference in the atrocity of the crimes ? If any, it renders a thousand times more criminal than that of a thief, the villainy of them, who by violating every sacred obligation between nation and nation, give rise to miseries and mischiefs most dreadful in their nature; and to which no human power can say, thus far shall ye proceed and no further.
Are not the natural and moral evils of life sufficient but they must be rendered more acute, more numerous, and more embittered by artificial means ? My heart bleeds over those complicated scenes of woe, for which no epithet can be found sufficiently descriptive. Language fails in labouring, to express the horrors of war, amid private families, who are so unfortunate to be ... feat of it.
.. be exerted in regulating the morals of a nation, equal to that with which war and all its apparatus are attended to, and mankind no longer will be scourged, neither will it be necessary to evacuate an empire of its members, for none will be superfluous. Let us, according to the advice of a pious divine of the present age, think less of our fleets and armies, and more of our faith and practice. While we are warriors, with all our pretensions to civilization, we are savages.

Arrived the Mails from Holland, France, and Flanders.
PARIS, December 15.

WE can, from good authority, affirm, that five ships of 74 guns each, four of 60, some frigates and transports, with 5700 men on board, sailed the 8th ult from Brest, under the command of M. de Vialis, for Cadiz.
VERSAILLES, Dec 19. It is confidently reported here, that the combined army of Hyder Aly, Typoo Sahe Moiza, and M. Duchemim, having surrounded the army of Sir Eyre Coote, obliged them to lay down their arms, and that the General wished to present his sword to M. Duchemim, but he refused it, and sent him prisoner to Hyder Aly.
BRUSSELS, Dec 19. By the last letters from Spain we are informed of the suppression of the tribunal of the Inquisition, and the toleration of an entire liberty of conscience throughout all the states of his Catholic Majesty.

LONDON, Tuesday, December 31.

On Saturday Captain Inglefield, late of the Centaur, waited upon the Board of Admiralty, with further particulars respecting the loss of that ship, and the distresses they underwent before they arrived at Fyal. It appears, that a tolerable supply of provisions and water was put into the long boat with the part of the crew which took her; but on her suddenly going down, the launch into which Captain Inglefield, with ten of the men and a boy, had embarked, was left with no other subsistence than a few biscuits, a small piece of pork, and part of a hock of bacon, with two quart bottles of water; and on this little store of food they existed for sixteen days. They alternately relieved each other at rowing, till their strength, for want of nourishment, was so exhausted, that they were reduced to depend solely on the blanket sail which they had hoisted. When Captain Inglefield first took to the boat, he was uncertain which way any land lay, but determined providentially on the right course. On their approach within a few leagues of Fyal, they fell in with a fishing wherry, which took them in tow, and carried them into port. On their arrival at Fyal, they were not able to stand, and were carried on shore on the shoulders of some of the hospitable inhabitants, whose treatment of them was friendly and humane in the highest degree.
Among other officers who perished when the Centaur went down, was Capt. George Augustus Keppel, nephew to Lord Keppel. He was made Post Captain by Lord Rodney during his command on that station, was a very promising officer, and was coming to England for the benefit of his health.

Yesterday a report was very prevalent upon Change, that the Ville de Paris and Glorieux men of war were safe; in consequence of this rumour, we made every enquiry in order to ascertain the truth of it; and we are happy to inform our readers there is every reason to believe that both ships and crews are safe; but we understand that Government, for some cogent reasons, think it improper at present to divulge the place they are arrived at; though it is generally believed they received intelligence several days since, and that some men of war have been dispatched for the purpose of assisting them.
The foreign Gazettes, arrived this day, contain a very long and pompous account of the action between the Scipio French ship of war, of 74 guns, and the Torbay and London, English, the first also of 74, the latter of 98 guns, near Porto-Rico, (and account of which was given in our last Journal). After performing prodigies of valour, however, they inform us of one circumstance not known before, viz that the Scipio in her flight ran upon a rock in the Bay of Sumana, near the Isle of St.Domingo, and there went to pieces. The crew were saved.
Gen. Grey, who is intended to supersede Sir Guy Carleton, will immediately embark for New-York, his baggage being ready. Sir Guy Carleton is recalled at his own pressing desire.

Extract of a Letter from New York

"Flattery on Princes generally carries an interested and suspicious appearance; but I assure you, that Charles the 12th of Sweden never shewed more military ardour in the early part of his life, than our young Prince William Henry does here on every occasion. In his duty as a midshipman, he is so exact as never to suffer any brother officer to officiate for him upon any occasion, during the hours of watch. He walks the deck in all weathers, and keeps the strictest discipline of any young officer on board; and whenever a frigate sails upon a cruize, he invariably solicits to go with it. Since he has been on this station he has sailed on twenty different expeditions, and has signalized himself in every action with an ardour and intrepidity which has astonished every body. His Royal Highness observed a few days ago, to a young master and commander, that his interest was much better than his own; but, continued he, I never intend to rise by any interest, but such as my diligence may entitle me to."

The distress for coals in Holland is so great, that they bear a price there of full one hundred and fifty per cent above the London market.
It is reported, that advice is received of an insurrection in Denbighshire, among the poorer class of people, on account of the scarcity of corn and other provisions, and that orders are issued for proper means to be taken for their being quelled; when the accounts came away, about 5000 men were armed with different weapons, resolved to get provision wherever they could find it.
Tuesday last was married at Hawkshead, Mr. Matthew Jackson, of Out Year, near that place, (commonly called Fine Matthew) 97 years of age, to Mrs. Frances Jackson, of the same place, 67 years of age, whose former husband had been dead almost four months, An instance of two people of their age being married was so rare, that many people were led to hears the nuptial ceremony performed, whose curiousity inclined them to ask Mr.Bridegroom what age he was : he said he wanted two years and bit of a hundred. Mrs. Bride, pleased with her partner, and the settlement she had got of 6 a year, asked some of her friends, standing by ..... Gordian knot was tied, the bridegroom and bride dined with their friends, and spent the evening in jollity and mirth. Next day many people paid a visit, as is usual on such occasions, when they found the bridegroom teazing wool, and the bride spinning

Saturday night between six and seven o'clock, a most shocking murder was committed on the body of Mr. Hardy, hatter and hosier, Newgate-street, near Ivy-lane, in his house, the particulars of which are nearly as follow : An Irishman, who lodged up two pair of stairs, having thrown some dirty water out his window, which came down upon the sky-light over a little room at the back of the shop, where Mr. and Mrs Hardy were drinking tea; he immediately ran up stairs to remonstrate with his lodger about the indecency of the act, which occasioned some words, when the latter took a pistol-bayonet out of his pocket, that he had in a sheath, and immediately stabbed Mr. Hardy in the belly, who ran down stairs to the next landing place, where he dropt and expired instantly. The wound was very deep, and supposed to have touched the heart. Two or three surgeons attended immediately, but could give him no relief. After the lodger had plunged the bayonet into Mr. Hardy, he shut himself in his own room, opened the window, and cried out "murder," which soon alarmed the neighbours, who came and found the perpetrator with his hands quite bloody, and the instrument in his pocket. He was directly conveyed to Wood-street Compter.
Saturday evening the notorious Barrington was apprehended picking pockets at the Theatre Royal, Covent-garden. A country gentleman seized him by the hand, which Barrington got into his pocket, and was drawing out a small case, containing five hundred pounds in bank notes. The villain before this had got possession of the gentleman's watch, which probably he had conveyed to a companion, as it was not found upon him. He was brought before the magistrates in Bow-street, and by them committed to Newgate.

BANKRUPT.] Thomas Molloy, of Prescot-street, Goodman's-fields, dealer.

UTRECHT, December 26.

IN the last Assembly of the States of Holland, the resolution taken by our Lords the States-General to send a Minister from the Republic to Philadelphia, was taken into consideration; and their Noble and Great Mightinesses consented to allow him from the Treasury of their province alone 10,000 florins, to pay for his equipages, and 20,000 florins annually, provided the said Minister be always of their nomination.


LLANFOLLEN, Denbighshire, Dec.30. On Thursday last the Ruabon and Wrexham colliers assembled in a riotous manner, and stopped every carriage laden with corn, which they conveyed to Wrexham market, and sold at their own price. The day following they proceeded to Bangor, seized all the corn intended for Chester, to the amount of 18 loads, and availing themselves of every empty carriage they met, loaded them with the same, carried it to market, and disposed of it as before. Their violence did not stop here, for they extorted money and ale from the inhabitants, and were proceeding to further acts of outrage, when, fortunately, the Shropshire militia, to the number of 300 men, headed by Major Williams, marched from Chester, upon whose appearance the instantly dispersed, and have ever since remained quiet.
WINDSOR, Dec.31. Their Majesties did not attend divine service at the Collegiate Church on Christmas-day, but at their private Chapel in the Castle; the sermon on that day was preached by the Bishop of Salisbury. The Princess Royal was confirmed by the Bishop above named on the Tuesday, and took the sacrament with their Majesties, for the first time, on Christmas-day.


Yesterday, at noon, their Majesties went from the Queen's Palace to St.James's, when the Ode was performed in the Great Council Chamber. After which there was a drawing-room, when the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward, Princess Royal, Princess Sophia, the Duke of Cumberland, and many of the Nobility of both sexes were present.
Forty boys educated at Christ's Hospital, designed for the sea, were at St.James's yesterday, and presented their writings and charts to his Majesty, which he greatly approved of.
Advices have been received by Government, by a Danish ship which is arrived at Sheerness from St.Thomas's in the West Indies, and which left that place on the 16th of November last, that a general insurrection had taken place in the French settlement of Guadaloupe, which threatened very alarming consequences for the civil government established there. The cause of this rebellion took its rise from the imposition of some new taxes, which the inhabitants refused to submit to, and on the attempt to compel them to compliance, they arose to the amount of seven thousand men, and had set the whole civil power of the island at defiance. The garrison consisting of 1400 men, had been opposed against the multitude, but with so little success, that the Governor had been obliged to send an express to Europe for reinforcements, or for an order from the French Court to suspend the tax complained of. The same vessel brings the further information, that an English fleet had arrived at St.Lucia just before she sailed, but whether it came from America or Europe the Captain does not know.
No advices have been received by the East-India Company, containing any account of an engagement between Sir Eyre Coote and Hyder Ally : Their last over-land dispatches mention indeed, that a supply of cattle going from Madras to the English army had been intercepted : From this the doer of the Brussels Gazette has invented the tale of his being surrounded and obliged to submit.
Commodore Elliot will have the command of the squadron which is intended to convoy the transports with the reinforcements of troops which are to garrison our West-India islands. He will put to sea about the latter end of next month.
This morning some dispatches were received from Jersey, which were brought in the Phoenix, arrived at Portsmouth. They give an account of a rich Spanish ship being taken, and carried in, by one of their privateers.
The Lively privateer, belonging to Guernsey, is arrived at Scilly, and had taken and carried in with her a French privateer of 14 guns, after an obstinate engagement, which lasted upwards of an hour. The French lost all their masts, and had three men killed, and seven wounded. The Lively had one man killed, and five wounded.
Since the commercial treaty between Holland and America has been ratified, the Dutch have shipped a very large quantity of goods for Boston and Philadelphia, which ships sailed with a strong convoy before the frost set in.
A gentleman of great veracity and consequence in Holland informs us, that a requisition on the part of the States has been made to France for the withdrawing of their troops from the Cape and St.Eustatius, which has absolutely been refused.
This morning was married, at St.George the Martyr, Queen-square, James Maxwell, Esq of Portsmouth, to Miss Hammond, daughter of the late Dr.Hammond, of Chatham-yard.
On Sunday se'nnight one Robert Young, mate of the brig Betty, Cornelius Underwood, master, from Sunderland, was murdered by Archibald Edmonds, a seaman belonging to the said ship, who stabbed him with a knife to the heart. The Coroner's Inquest sat on the body, and the Jury returned their verdict, Wilful Murder against the said Archibald Edmonds, who was immediately taken up, and committed to prison in Plymouth, in order to be removed to Exeter, to take his trial at the next assizes; but he has saved .. the trouble, for on Tuesday night he hanged [himself with] his handkerchief.

highway robberies which these desperadoes have of late committed, particularly on Finchley Common. The manner of their detection was as follows : About four o'clock yesterday afternoon two gentlemen in their carriage were stopped by them at Brixton Causeway, and robbed of a gold watch, and seven or eight guineas; after which the offenders made towards town. The coachman being a spirited fellow, (when the highwaymen were out of sight) turned about, drove full speed after them, and was in time to see them put up their horses, viz one at the Red Lion, and the other at the New Inn near Westminster-bridge. He continued his pace to the foot of the bridge, where the gentlemen got our, who, with the coachman, returned back. They had not gone far before they met with both the offenders, whom (after a stout resistance, during which Broadstreet attempted to fire) they secured; and in Broadstreet's pocket found the watch. In a paid of saddle-bags, belonging to Broadstreet, were also found 16 picklock keys, several iron crows and rub borers, screw drivers, and other implements for house-breaking; and on their persons three loaded pistols. Broadstreet has been twice on board the lighters, and escaped from thence each time; was the ringleader of the blackfaced gang about nine years ago, who robbed the ale-houses near Hounslow-Heath, Finchley Common, &c. was concerned in the burglary at Mr. Conyers's, at Copped Hall in Essex, and numberless others of the like kind. Cox was some years since convicted of forgery at Salisbury, and afterwards of horse-stealing in Lincolnshire, and respited each time.


PORTSMOUTH, Jan 3. Arrived Phoenix, Thornill, from Riga; Jenny. Hutchinson, and five other vessels, from Petersburgh; Adventure, Clark, from Plymouth; Cockatrice cutter, Bartholomew, from Quebec; Salacia, Freeman, from Padstow; Bold Arabian, Thompson, and several colliers, from Sunderland and Newcastle; Jane, Boucher, from Yarmouth; Royal Oak, King, and a large fleet of vessels from London and Dover.
Sailed : Nancy, Phillips, and several other vessels, for London; Sally, Leagrove, for Gibraltar; Phoenix, Cummings, for Plymouth; Olive, Williams, and five other vessels, for Liverpool; Liberty, Cooper, for Exeter; Two Sisters, Smith, and Worcester, Jones, for Corke; William, Baker, for Waterford; Bon Success, Joseph, for Oporto; St.Antonio Almas, Macledo, for Dublin; and the Resolution, Dedrickoll, for St.Ube's.
COWES, Jan. 3. Arrived : Stadts Welvaort, Floor, from St.Thomas; Aurora, Hacker, and Fancenletta, from Ostend; Santaritta, Silva, from Dover; Cleveland, Butler, from Sunderland; and Providentia, Cubitt, from London.
Sailed : Neptune, Parker, for Liverpool; Providentia, Cubitt, for Lisbon; Fanceuletta, Kennedy, for St.Thomas; Regard, Thomas, for New York; Santissimo Sacramento, Contente, for Nantz; N.S. de Bonsansa, Jozeff, for Oporto; and Santaritta, Silva, for Fial.


A messenger arrived yesterday at Lord Grantham's office, with dispatches from Mr Fitzherbert, at Paris. Immediately on the receipt of the letters brought in this express, a Cabinet Council was held at the Secretary of State's Office, in Cleveland-row; the result of which was, that orders were given to the Admiralty for the immediate embarkation of the troops now lying in Hilsea Barracks, near Portsmouth, to the amount of 4000 men, and for the sailing of the fleet with the first fair wind. The above orders were issued from the Admiralty this morning, and General Grey received notice to set off for Portsmouth, to take the command of the troops, and the General accordingly left the metropolis this day.
Last night a Cabinet Council was held at the Secretary of State's Office, in Cleveland-row; at the breaking up of which the Great Seal was put to dispatches for France.

Extract of a Letter from Paris, Dec. 26.

"Since my last, Preliminary Articles for a general peace are absolutely agreed on between the different powers, and positively will be signed the beginning of January, or the moment the courier dispatched to Holland returns. Matters were all finally settled and adjusted between England, France, and America, on the evening of the 10th inst. - Minorca, and most of the captured islands in the West-Indies, will be returned to Great-Britain. In the East-Indies, France will be put in the same situation as in the year 1748. Spain is to have the entire possession of Florida. Gibraltar is entirely out of the question. France and Europe in general, would have it remain in the hands of the English. Dispatches are sent to Toulon, Cadiz, and Brest, to stop the sailing of the armaments."

Thursday a packet arrived from France. By this channel there is an account of advices being received at Paris from De Suffrein, who arrived at the island of Mauritius the 20th of July with thirteen men of war, all in a disabled condition. As he navigated from the Coast of Coromnadel to Africa, in the Straits between the island of Ceylon and the Continent, he saw nothing of the English fleet; he touched at Columbo, where the squadron anchored only 30 hours.
Major-General Smith is appointed Second to Command on the expedition under General Grey.
We scarce remember a period when the wharfs and keys near the Custom-house exhibited a more pleasing appearance of a flourishing trade than what they have done for several days. The uncertain state of things impeded the merchants from executing their orders, supposing that the issue of the negotiations would have been known prior to the sailing of the outward-bound trade; but as this event has not transpired, and upwards of one hundred sail of West-Indiamen are now upon the eve of proceeding to Portsmouth, every one is anxious in shipping their goods in order to save the present convoy.
A passenger who was on board the British Queen, Capt. Hodge, from Jamaica, was this day at the Jamaica coffee-house, and says, that in the gale on the 16th of September, the ship received a shock, which made her very leaky, all hands were employed pumping, when a sea washed him overboard, but by laying hold of a ship's mast, which was floating in the water, he supported himself from sinking, and after some days, was taken up by a vessel which carried him to Ireland. He thinks the ship could not survive the storm; and he remembers looking for her soon after he was washed overboard, when the swell of the sea gave him an opportunity, but could see nothing of her, and fears there is too much reason to apprehend she went down within a few minutes after he went overboard.
The French lost last year twelve ships of the line, besides others of inferior size ; six taken by Rodney and Hood, two destroyed; one lost at Boston; one taken at Argo, armed en flute; and two taken off Brest early in the year.

Extract of a letter from Gibraltar, Dec. 15.

"The St.Michael is rigged, and is now bending her sails, Sir Charles Knowles, who commands her, being under orders for England; as there is not a Spanish ship of the line here in the Bay, she will go out safe; let me add, may she arrive safe in England. The garrison live better now than at any time since the war; the live stock brought by Lord Howe's convoy, is not expended, and malt liquor is distributed daily. The Hanoverians had the King's bounty distributed the 30th ult the British had theirs two days before - it amounted to about 10s a man."

Thursday night their Majesties, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, Princess Augusta, and Princess Elizabeth, honoured Drury Lane theatre with their presence, to see the Grecian Daughter. His Majesty had on a suit of ruby-coloured velvet - Her Majesty appeared in a Carmelite sattin gown, with pink bows, and had on a black hat-cap, ornamented with a rich brilliant plume, and a row of jewels around it, with diamond ear-rings, and necklace - The Prince of Wales was dressed in a fashionable brown. The Princess Royal was dressed in a clay colour and white striped sattin, with white bows, and had on a beautiful cap, with a braid of jewellery in the front. The Princess Augusta had on a pearl blue silk. The Princess Elizabeth wore a white dress, with Carmelite bows. The caps of the two younger Princesses were much alike, each having a small black plume in it.
Our beloved Queen, and her beauteous offspring, shone in tears -- the virtuous drops fell copiously at the suffering of filial piety, and gave a shining dignity to grief. Our gracious Sovereign caught the amiable weakness, and evinced a heart that does honour to the monarch and the man.

Yesterday morning was married, at Mary-la-Bonne church, Capt. Macleod, of the Royal Artillery, to the Right Hon. Lady Amelia Kerr.

BANKRUPTS.] James Dickinson, of Jewry-street, London, coach maker. - Wm. Thompson, of Hertford, grocer.- Geo. Green, of Liverpool, liquor merchant and distiller - Joseph Brown, of Gracechurch-street, London, merchant - Richard Barfoot, of Norton Falgate, wine and brandy merchant - John Bayly, of Northampton, linen-draper - Thomas Seal, of Holywell-street, Shoreditch, carpenter.


PORTSMOUTH, Jan 3. Saturday last sailed the Mutine and Liberty cutters for the Downs, with a convoy.
Monday arrived the Mediator, and her prize the Managere, from Plymouth.
Tuesday sailed the Oiseau frigate, with several vessels for Plymouth, &c. Also sailed the Rotterdam of 50 guns, Captain Wickey, for the coast of Guinea.
The Sampson of 64 guns is come into harbour to dock.
Arrived his Majesty's ships Triumph, Thetis, and Winchelsea, and Incendiary fireship, with a number of ships, from the Downs. Also the York, Barwell, Lascelles, Houghton, Stormont, Halsewell, and the Belmont, outward-bound East-Indiamen, from the River,
The Atlas of 90 guns, and some other ships, are ordered to take charge of the transports on board which are troops embarked for foreign service.
This day the Menagere, the French ship taken by the Mediator frigate, began to be unloaded : she is a much more valuable prize then was at first expected, as twenty five pieces of new brass cannon, and many other valuable articles, (at first unknown) have been found on board her.
SOUTHAMPTON, Jan.4. Yesterday arrived the packet from Jersey and Guernsey. She brings an account of a desperate action being fought between a large smuggling cutter, called the Fly, mounting 18 three-pounders, and several revenue cutters. The Fly has one man killed, and seven wounded, it was not known what execution was done on board the King's cutters. After beating off seven of them, the Fly bore away for Guernsey.
An old invalid officer arrived in the above packet from Guernsey, aged 102. He is going to Chelsea.


Wednesday last William Moody, Esq of this city, was sworn into the office of one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county of Wilts.
A few days since William Beckford, Esq arrived at his seat at Fonthill, in this county.
On Wednesday came on, at the Council-chamber, the election of a Master to the Free Grammar-School of this city, and Thursday's Lecture at St.Thomas Church, when the Rev. James Evans, M.A. of Fovant, was duly elected.
Our next Concert (being the second Choral Night this winter) is deferred, we hear, to Friday the 17th instant, as Sig. Tenducci, Sig. Storace, &c. who have obligingly promised their assistance on the occasion, cannot conveniently attend on Thursday the 16th. By the farther acquisition of Mons. Scheener (who will lead the Band) and Messrs. Mahon &c. &c. we have reason to expect great musical entertainment.
Last week died at Henley upon Thames, in an advanced age, Henry Hearst, Esq principal Register to the Dean of Sarum; who, we hear, has appointed Mr. William Boucher, of this city, principal Register in his stead.
Saturday night died suddenly, at her brother's house at Bemerton, near this city, Mrs. Catherine Hawes, a maiden lady, near 70 years of age, much lamented by all her friends and acquaintance.
Tuesday morning, the 24th ult a very large flight of starlings and redwings were seen flying over the downs near Lavington; the number was supposed to exceed 10,000, and they darkened the air in their flight.
On Tuesday the last, the following goods were seized near Newton-Toney, in this county, by some excise officers and a party of the 10th regiment of dragoons, viz. 108 gallons of foreign brandy, and 81lb of tea; together with two waggons and twelve horses, which are forfeited as well as the goods, and were brought the same evening to this city.
A few days since, as they were ringing the great bell at Endford, the clapper came out, and fell on the clock, doing it considerable damage; happily the ringer below escaped unhurt.
The second Cotillon Ball at Mr. Laveneu's will be on Tuesday the 7th of January, and the third Cotillon Ball on Tuesday the 14th of January.
SALISBURY THEATRE] This evening will be presented THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, with the entertainment of CROSS PURPOSES - On Wednesday, the new play THE COUNT OF NARBONNE, with entertainments - And on Friday (by desire of BENSON EARLE, Esq) the much admired comedy of THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, with the comedy of THE DEAF LOVER.

WANTED, as an APPRENTICE to a SURGEON and APOTHECARY, any young Gentleman of a liberal education, that can be well recommended.
Letters directed to Mr. Waring, surgeon, Southampton.


ALL persons that stand indebted to the estate and effects of the late Mr. THOMAS BRINE, of Blandford St.Mary, in the county of Dorset, deceased, are desired to pay the same forthwith to Mr. John Stevens of Gorwell, or to Mr. John Bull, of Winterborne Clenstone, in the said county, that being legally authorised to receive the same.


NOTICE is hereby given, that the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the said county, will be held at New Sarum, in the said county, on Tuesday the fourteenth day of January next.
JOHN TURNER, Clerk of the Peace.
Dec.21, 1782.


NOTICE is hereby given, that the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace will be held at Blandford Forum on Tuesday the 14th day of January instant; of which several Jurors, Constables, and Bailiffs of Hundreds, and other persons, having business at the said sessions, are required to take notice, and give their attendance accordingly.
WALLIS, Clerk of the Peace.

WHEREAS the PINE PLANTS, in the Hot-House of Sir EYRE COOTE, K.B. at West-Park, Hants, have been lately maliciously destroyed : This is to give Notice, that if any person will give information to Mr. Turner, attorney, at Fordingbridge, of the offender or offenders, so as that one or more of them shall be convicted thereof, or if any one of the offenders will discover his accomplice or accomplices, so as that one or more of them may be convicted of the said offence, the person or persons who shall give the first information shall, on the conviction of one or more of the offenders, receive a reward of Fifty Pounds, to be paid by the said Mr. Turner.


PERSONS having occasion of SUMS of MONEY thereon, may be accommodated therewith, (if the securities are approved of) and those who have money to place out, may be generally furnished with good securities, (if the rate of interest be agreeable). Also persons having Freehold Estates to dispose of, situated within about twenty miles of Salisbury, may find purchasers, at their full value, by applying to Mr. HALL, at Wilton, Wilts.

Those that apply to Mr. Hall by letters, are requested to frank them, and to be as explicit as possible in their account of the securities thereby offered.

FRANCES SWAYNE, Silversmith, Bookseller, Printer, and Stationer, begs leave to inform her friends and the public, that she continues the business of her late husband in all its branches, and hopes for their kind encouragement which she will endeavour to merit, by a strict and punctual attention to every order.

All kinds of Mourning Rings made on the shortest notice.
Most money for old gold, silver, and silver lace.
Books bound, gilt, and lettered, in the neatest manner.
All kinds of Account Books made according to any given directions - All sorts of genuine Patent Medicines.

GOSPORT, Dec.21, 1782.

MR. WOODMAN most respectfully informs his friends and the public in general, that he is this day removed from his late dwelling-house the lower end of Middle-street, to his house in North-street, three doors from Sea-horse-lane, where he carries on the SPIRITS and WINE TRADE, as usual, on the lowest terms. A continuance of his friends and the public's favours will ever be acknowledged, as heretofore.
N.B. To be sold by private sale, Two STILLS and WORMS, a Pipe Ane, and a 30 Gallon ditto, both in excellent condition, with three well-seasoned Leagers, all of which have been in constant use.

TO be SOLD, by Private Contract, a large BREWING COPPER, that will boil off three hogsheads, with Mash Tun, Underback, and Coolers, to answer the same.
Also three Ten Hogshead Casks, and twenty Pipes, iron-bound, with sundry Cooper's Tools, &c.
For further particulars and a sight of the same, enquire of Mr. Percy, upholder and auctioneer, Blandford, Dorset.
N.B. An exceeding good Bay Mare, near 15 hands high, and a stout Chesnut Gelding, master of 16 stone, to be sold. Enquire as above.

To be SOLD.

THE following HOUSES in SALISBURY are to be Sold : A very good HOUSE, situate in Rollestone-street, with a good garden, stables, and coach-house behind the same in Church-street, late in the possession of Dr. Ballantyne, deceased.
And also a HOUSE adjoining to the coach-house and stables, in Church-street, now in the possession of Mr. Joseph Biggs. The whole may be entered upon a Lady-day next.
A very good HOUSE, at the corner of Chipper-lane, against Endless-street, now in the possession of Mrs. Rollestone.
A convenient HOUSE, for a small family, in Endless-street, late in the possession of Mrs. Dawson. This house may be entered upon immediately.
The Subchanter's HOUSE in the Close, with a good garden (to the river) now in the possession of Mrs. Lee, to be lett and entered upon immediately.

Enquire of Mr. Henry Dench, Castle-street, Salisbury.


TO be SOLD, the REVERSION of a HOUSE, situated at Purewell, in the parish of Christchurch, now in the occupation of Mr. FORD, mason. For further particulars, apply to Mr. Isaac Gulliver, at Kingston, in Dorsetshire, who will dispose of the same.


TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately, - The SWAN INN, at Stockbridge, in the county of Southampton; with about 13 acres of arable and pasture land thereunto belonging. For particulars enquire of Thomas Gatehouse, Esq at Compton, near Stockbridge aforesaid.


A HOUSE to be LETT, and entered upon immediately, with garden, orchards, and ten acres of dry-meadow, and an extensive Manor, at Middleton, four miles from Andover, and ten from Winchester.

The Furniture to be taken at a fair-appraisement.
Enquire at the house, or of Thomas Alexander, at Forton, near the said house.


TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, HIGH HALL FARM; consisting of 373 acres of arable, meadow, and pasture land, all tythe free; and an excellent farm house, barns, stables, and other convenient out-buildings; situated two miles from Wimborne, eight from Poole, eight from Blandford, and ten from Ringwood, exceeding good market-towns - For particulars enquire of H.W. Fitch, Esq, at High Hall aforesaid.

THE Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded to and issued forth against JAMES SAUNDERS, of Eling, in the county of Southampton, Maltster and Corn-factor, intend to meet on the 8th day of January inst at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at the house of James Neeld, being the Anchor Inn, at Redbridge, in the said county of Southampton, in order to make a dividend of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt; when and where the creditors, who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said dividend, and all claims not then proved, will be disallowed.


THIS is to acquaint the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in general, that CATHERINE COOKE and IZATT BALE, Fishmongers, after being in business upwards of 22 years, most respectfully return their grateful thanks to their customers for their past favours; in the mean while, beg leave to inform them, and all others that please to further us with their commands, that we still will continue to supply them with the best sorts of SEA FISH, such as Turbot, Dory, Soles, Cod, Skaites, Salmon, and all other kind of Fish that Devon and Cornwall Fisheries afford.

Application, either in person, or by letter, will be faithfully executed, on the lowest terms, by the public's most obedient servants,
CATH. COOKE and IZ. BALE. Nov. 22, 1782
N.B. Please to direct to, or enquire for, the above persons, in Goldsmith's-street, Exeter.


TO be LETT, a FARM called BREAMORE FARM, about eight miles from Salisbury, and three from Fordingbridge; consisting of a good farm-house, barns, stable, granary, and all necessary buildings, and about 37 acres of arable land, with an orchard about an acre and an half, and about an acre of hedge-rows of wood, about 250 acres of down, about 30 acres being lately broke up. To be entered upon with grass seeds, to be sown in with the Lenton corn.
For further particulars apply to Mr. Gatehouse, at Compton; or Mr. Turner, attorney, at Fordingbridge, Hants; or to Mr. Tho. Gilbert, at Breamore, who will shew the premises.

TO be SOLD or LETT, (together or in parcels)

All that elegant. Large, and convenient FREEHOLD MESSUAGE or DWELLING-HOUSE, with a large and commodious Malthouse adjoining, situate in Tanner-street, in the city of New Sarum, now in the occupation of Mr. THOMAS GIBBS, parchment maker, as tenant thereof.
Also, All that large and convenient PARCHMENT-YARD, with the Hovels thereon erected, in the occupation of the said Thomas Gibbs; together with four small Messuages or Cottages adjoining, situate in Tanner-street aforesaid, and held under the Manor of Milford, by copies of court-roll, for two good lives.

For particulars apply to Mr. Robert Willis, at Dorchester, Dorset; or Mr Thomas Lake, at Salisbury.


TO be SOLD by Private Contract - The MANOR of SOUTH BADDESLEY, with the several Messuages, Farms, Lands, and Tenements, lying within the same, remaining unsold, and now held by copies of court roll, or by lease for 99 years, determinable on one, two, or three lives; together with several Coppices, now in hand, and all privileges, rights, and advantages appertaining to the said Manor.

N.B. The Manor is in a fine sporting country, and situated within two miles of Lymington.
For particulars apply to Mr. Richard Fezard Mansfield, Ringwood, Hants.


TO be SOLD by Private Contract, - The REVERSION in FEE of the two following ESTATES, in the Isle of Wight, viz, the one called CLIFF FARM, situate at Brading, containing about 88 acres of ground, expectant on the death of three lives; and the other, consisting of two Meadows, called LITTLE LONG MEAD and GREAT LONG MEAD, containing about 12 acres of ground, situate at Motson, in the said island, expectant on the death of two lives.

For particulars apply to Mr. Richard Fezard Mansfield, Ringwood, Hants.

WANTED an APPRENTICE to a Tallow-Chandler, Soap Boiler, and Grocer - A sober lad of good disposition and family, will be taken on easy terms, by applying to Mr. Wm. Pedder, High-street, Gosport.


IN Honour of her Majesty's Birth-day, by desire of several Ladies and Gentlemen, Mrs. GREGORY, at the Green Dragon, will have a BALL, on Monday the 20th of January, 1783, conducted in the genteelest manner, with coffee, tea, and cards. Admittance 3s. 6d each.

THE Creditors of Messrs. JOHN and JOSEPH FELTHAM, of the parish of Portsea, in the county of Southampton, Brick-burners, are desired to meet at the Ship and Castle, near the Dock-gates, on Portsmouth Common, on Thursday the ninth day of January instant, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon.

NOW delivering at Southampton Quay, a Cargo of BOURN MOOR MAIN, at 38s per chaldron, for ready money, by RICHARD LIGHT, jun.

Also a very large quantity of old and new Sable and Government Iron, of various sizes, just imported from St.Petersburgh, well drawn and of good quality, which will be sold upon very reasonable terms, by Richard Light and Son.

A quantity of Russia Matts, that have been used as a preservative to the ship's cargo, will be sold cheap.


ON Monday the 13th instant, at three o'clock in the afternoon, will be exposed for public sale, at the Custom-house in this Port, the under-mentioned Goods, the same having been seized and legally condemned, viz.

Combed Wool, - 217 Pounds.

And the good Brigantine WAKENDA HOOP, now lying in Portsmouth harbour, with all her materials, of the burthen of about 130 tons, square sterned, has two decks, esteemed a fast sailer, and is exceedingly well adapted for accommodation and stowage; is well found and fitted, and was when seized going on a foreign voyage, and may immediately be sent to sea.

For further particulars, and for an inventory of the vessel and materials, enquire at the Custom-house aforesaid.

WANTED in a Public School, immediately after the Christmas holidays, a steady ASSISTANT, principally for English Writing, and Arithmetic, but if capable of teaching occasionally the elements of the Latin language, his advantages will be the greater.

Apply (post paid) to the Rev. Mr. Watson, Dorchester.


WANTED , as an apprentice to a GROCER, in a good way of business, a YOUTH, who can be well recommended for sobriety, honesty, and goodness of disposition - As he will be treated well, and, if of a good family, eat in the parlour, a handsome premium will be required; but more regard will be paid to the qualities and morals of the youth than to the money.

Enquire of Mr. Arnaud, Grocer, in the High-street, Portsmouth.


NOTICE is hereby given, that the next Meeting of the Trustees will be held, by adjournment, on Friday the 17th day of January, 1783, at the house of James Poulter, called the New Inn, in Wimborn Minster, in the county of Dorset, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon of the same day.
J. OLIVER, Clerk.


TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately, a good convenient DWELLING HOUSE, with an old-accustomed SHOP, in the Linen and Woollen-drapery, Hosiery, Haberdashery, &c. business, late in the occupation of Mrs. Mary Richards, of Botley, deceased.

Likewise to be sold, the STOCK in TRADE of the aforesaid shop. For further particulars enquire of John Paye, of Botley.


TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on the Premises, in Quality-Court, on Tuesday the 7th of January, 1783, and following days, The Remainder of the STOCK in TRADE of SAMUEL HILLIKER; consisting of a great variety of articles in the Cabinet and Upholstery branches, (which will be disposed of without reserve) together with a quantity of useful Household Furniture, Plate, and China.
Particulars of which will be expressed in the catalogues, which will be delivered four days before the sale, at the inns in Devizes, Calne, Hungerford, Swindon, and Marlborough.

N.B. The auction will begin each morning at ten o'clock.


TO be SOLD, by AUCTION, by Mess. DAWKINS and JARVIS, on Thursday the 9th of January instant, on the Premises, All those two good well-built and substantial Brick MESSUAGES or TENEMENTS, and Gardens thereto adjoining, with about eight acres of arable land, delightfully situated in the parish of Mottisfont, late the property of Mr. William Durant, deceased.

The premises are leasehold, and held by three good lives, under Sir Charles Mill, Bart.

And also at the same time will be sold, all the HOUSEHOLD GOODS and FURNITURE of the said Mr. William Durant; consisting of all kinds of useful furniture. The sale to begin exactly at eleven o'clock.


TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Thursday the 9th of January instant, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at the house of Widow Woodman, called the Crown Inn, at Bishop's Waltham, Hants, (unless otherwise disposed of by private contract, in which case notice will be given).
That valuable FARM or Estate called LOWER PRESHAW FARM, in the parish of Upham, consisting of near 400 acres of land, with a good farm-house, yard, garden, orchard, three barns, two stables, granary, cart-house, rick-house, and other buildings, and not in the occupation of Mr. Richard Forder.

For particulars enquire of Messrs. Bedford and Hancock, attornies, Portsmouth Common; or of the tenant, Mr. Forder, who will shew the premises.

The Case of Mr. MATTHEW WHITE, Carpenter, in New-street, Salisbury, cured by the Gout Ointment
To Mr. BENNETT, Gloucester,

ABOUT five years since, in directing my men in a piece of work for a Gentleman of this city, by the side of the river Avon, I unfortunately fell in, and being anxious to finish what I had undertaken, I stood about in my wet cloaths some hours. I had not returned home long before I was seized with violent pains in my limbs, which changed their situation, and were soon pronounced to be the Gout - I lay afflicted with this complaint upwards of nine weeks, totally unable to pursue my business, and often in a state of exquisite pain; the pains then abated, and I returned to my employment tolerably well, tho' seldom a month passed but my old complaint gave me warning of what I had suffered.
In June last I caught cold, was laid up, and the Gout attacked me violently in my right hand; it shifted to my left hand, and other parts : A gentleman of the faculty, seeing me in this Situation, quite helpless and unhappy, advised me to make a trial of your Ointment, and added, that he had himself experienced its good effects : I took his advice, and sending to Messrs. Collins and Johnson's, procured a pot, and immediately applied to the part afflicted; it swelled, and in about 24 hours I found the pain greatly abated, and the Gout shifted to my knees; I applied the medicine to them, it now fled to my feet, and in about ten days I was perfectly restored, and to my great joy returned to my business - Since this period I have not had the least return of my complaint, and am now better in health than I have been several years.
The earnest hope that some fellow sufferer may read this Case, and receive similar benefit, induces me to request you will publish it - I shall readily satisfy any enquiry into the truth of this, and am, with great regard, your grateful and obedient servant.
MATTHEW WHITE - New-street, Salisbury, Oct. 30, 1782.

THE Rev. JOHN TOOGOOD, M.A. proposes to take a few Pupils, after Christmas, for Instruction in the Classics - Sherborne, Dec.23, 1782.

ALL persons who have any demands on the estate of JOHN RILEY, late of Whitly, in the parish of Melksham, are desired to send their accounts to Wm. Powell, at Nursteed, near Devizes, one of his assignees.

LOST or Stolen, in the first week of December, at Nea, near Christchurch, in Hants, a strong small brown FORESTER, about thirteen hands high, a long tail, with a large star in the forehead, marked on the shoulder and the hip with a V. Whoever will bring or give notice that the same may be had again, at Nea, or at Mr. Verge's, at Christchurch; at the White-Hart, Ringwood; or the Angel, Lymington, shall receive one guinea reward.

LOST, supposed to be Stolen, on Saturday the 21st day of December last, out of a post-chaise (belonging to the Crown inn, in Blandford) in Dorchester-street, or between Dorchester and Blandford, a small HAIR TRUNK, containing two Dorset Regimental Coats, and various other articles - Whoever will bring the said trunk to the Crown inn, in Blandford, shall receive One Guinea reward.

No greater reward will be offered.


TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, CHETTLE LOWER FARM, now in the occupation of Mr. John Tarver; consisting of between three and four hundred acres of arable and pasture lands, a fine sheep down of 161 acres, and extensive right of common.

Enquire of the Rev. W. Chafin, at Chettle, near Blandford, or Mr. R. Moore, attorney, Sturminster Newton, Dorset.


MRS SYDENHAM and Daughters respectfully acquaint their friends and the public, that their School opens again on Monday the 20th inst at fifteen guineas per annum. No Christmas gifts expected either by the Governess, Teacher, or Servants.

N.B. Masters of approved abilities in French, Music, Dancing, Writing, &c regularly attend the said school, on their usual terms.


TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. PERCY, on the premises, without reserve, by order of the Assignees, under a commission of bankruptcy awarded against WILLIAM FLACK, late of the Hotel, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the said county of Dorset, on Tuesday the 21st day of January, 1783, and the following days (Sunday excepted).
All the valuable, neat, and elegant HOUSHOLD FURNITURE, Plate, Linen, China, Liquors, and other effects; consisting of large handsome four-post bedsteads, with beautiful chintz pattern cotton, Manchester stripe, and check furniture, window curtains of the same; great variety of field and servants beds and bedding; exceeding fine large seasoned feather-beds, mattrasses, blankets, counterpanes, &c. Wilton, Scotch, and other carpets; pier, swing glasses, and girandoles, in neat gilt and carved frames; a large quantity of valuable mahogany furniture in dining, card, pembroke, and other tables, chairs, chests of drawers, &c. a very large wind-up kitchen range, and a great quantity of useful kitchen furniture.

The whole of the above goods were entirely new about 18 months ago.
N.B. In the first day's sale will be included the Lease of the premises, of which five years and a half were unexpired at Christmas, 1782.
*** The premises are in exceeding good and complete repair, having had upwards of 300 laid out upon them, within seventeen months last past.
The whole to be viewed Saturday and Monday preceding the sale, which will begin each morning precisely at eleven o'clock.

Catalogues to be had in due time at the place of sale, the King's Arms, Dorchester; Crown and Post-office, Weymouth; Antelope, Sherborne; and of Mr. Percy, upholsterer and auctioneer, in Blandford, Dorset.

Mr. LAVENU, begs leave respectfully to acquaint the Nobility, Gentry, &c, that on Thursday the 9th of January, 1783, (with the approbation of the Ladies and Gentlemen subscribers to the Assembly) will be his annual BENEFIT BALL, at the Assembly-room in High-street - Tickets 3s each; tea and cards as usual.

N.B. The Subscription-Assembly, which was to have been on the above day is postponed till April.

JOSEPH GRIST, of Martyr-Worthy, respectfully informs the public and his friends, that he shall open the VINE INN, in this city, on Monday the 6th day of January instant, for the reception of those who please to honour him with their commands, assuring them that he will make it his constant study to oblige.

To be LETT, and entered on immediately,
The Three Lions Inn, in Salisbury,
Well known to all the Nobility and Gentry travelling the great western road to be the most pleasant and best situate between London and Land's End.

The Stock and Furniture may be taken by the coming in tenant, if he chuses, at a fair appraisement; and the business of the house will be carried on from some time by Mr. Newman.

For particulars enquire at the said Inn, or of Mr. Gast, the owner, Sarum.

ELIZ. FISHLAKE, in Catherine-street, has just received a fresh supply of BARREL COD SALT FISH, PICKLED STURGEON, &c.

County Hospital, Winchester, Jan 1, 1783.

THE Subscribers to this Charity, whose subscriptions are due at Michaelmas last, as also those who are further in arrear, are requested to pay forthwith their subscriptions to the Treasurer, at the County Hospital; to Henry Hoare, Esq, in London; or to any of the Receivers in the different parts of the county.

FOR SALE by private Contract, about

20 Pipes}Choice Red Port Wines
50 Hhds}
40 DittoDitto Lisbon

The above articles are to be disposed of on very moderate terms, by Messrs. Erasmus Carver and Sons, Gosport, in whose warehouses they are lying.

A YOUNG WOMAN, who has been genteely educated, is in want of a place as a LADY's MAID - She can dress hair well in the present taste, make mantuas, &c. get up small linen, and be well recommended from her last place. As it would be her greatest pleasure to render herself useful and deserving her mistress's confidence, she flatters herself with being found deserving - Application by letter, or in person to Mrs. Ogden, in Minster-street, Sarum, or the Printer, will be respectfully attended to.


TO be LETT, and entered upon the 10th of October next, a FARM, at Manningford Bohun, in Wilts, 7 miles from Marlborough and 8 from Devizes, now in the renting of Mr. John Alexander; consisting of a good farm-house, barns, stables, &c., and of about 210 acres of arable land in the common fields, 140 acres of arable inclosed, and 80 acres of meadow and pasture, whereof about 15 are watered; a right of common for 700 sheep, in the common fields, and on a very rich extensive down; and for sixty sheep and 23 beasts, in a large common inclosed.
Enquire of Mr. Henry Dench, in Salisbury.


MRS. SMITH most respectfully informs her friends and the public in general, that her SCHOOL (in KINGSBURY-SQUARE, WILTON) opens again on Monday the 20th instant, for the reception of young Ladies, who are carefully boarded, and genteelly educated. She takes this opportunity of expressing her sincere thanks to those Gentlemen and Ladies who have intrusted her with the care of their children; and flatters herself, that they are so well satisfied with her endeavours towards their education, as to recommend her to their friends for their preference, as it shall be her constant endeavour to discharge so important a trust with care and fidelity. Masters of approved abilities in their several departments constantly attend.

The Terms of Admission viz.

Board and Education, per annum1200
Entrance to the School110
Parlour Boarders, per annum2000
Half Boarder (one only)800

ON Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1783, will be performed the English Drama of AMINTAS.
Vocal Performers - Mr. Tenducci, Signor Rauzzini, Mr. Corfe, Mr. Parry, and Miss Storer.
Between the acts Miss Cantelo will sing a Concertante Song, accompanied on the Violin by Mr. Scheener.
With full CHORUSSES,
To conclude with HANDEL'S celebrated CORONATION ANTHEM.
Instrumental Performers - First Violin, Mr. Scheener; Oboe, Mr. Fischer; Violoncello, Mr. A. Herschell; and Piano Forte, Miss Guest.
To begin (for that night) at half past six o'clock.

Tickets five shillings each, to be had of Mr. Tenducci, George-street, corner of Miles's-court; at the Rooms, Pump-room, Coffee-houses, York-house, the Bear, White Hart, Libraries, and Mr. Montague's, opposite the Pump-room.

To the Worshipful the MAYOR and the GENTLEMEN

I Cannot omit the first opportunity offered me of returning my thanks for the honour done me by your nomination and election of me to the Free Grammar School of this city.
At the same time I am persuaded that the properest method of making my acknowledgments, and shewing my gratitude, can only be by strict attention to that duty which your kindness has called me to, and the exerting my best abilities, that the public may avail themselves of that advantage which your liberal provision for the instruction of youth deserves and may justly expect from me.
I beg humbly to assure the public of an unremitting care of those who may be instrusted to my charge, either as boarders or day scholars. For the convenience of the first, I have taken the house lately inhabited by the Rev. Mr. Moore, and it will be greatest happiness, if my future conduct may deserve such approbation, as to make the resignation of my very worthy predecessor less sensibly felt.
I have the honour to be, Gentlemen,
Your most obliged and obedient servant.
JAMES EVANS Salisbury, January 3, 1783.

THE FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL in this City of Saram will be opened by the Rev. Mr. EVANS on Monday, the 27th inst. - who, as he had partly his education under Mr. Gibson, and for many years assisted his father as an usher, and since his death has been constantly employed in the education of youth, whose morals, as well as education, he has been particularly attentive to, hopes his perseverance in the same plan will merit the indulgence of the public.

His TERMS are :

Board and Tuition20 0 per ann.
Admission2 2

WANTED, a DAIRY FARM, of 40 or 40 acres of good Meadow and Pasture Land, and 8 or 9 acres of Arable, with a house, barn, and other necessary buildings; the nearer the sea the more agreeable. Letters, post-paid, directed for A.B. to be left at Mr. Hookey's, auctioneer, in Southampton, Hants, mentioning all particulars (and rent) will be duly attended to.
N.B. At the above place may be had, any quantity of Plaster of Paris, at three guineas per ton, or three shillings and six-pence the hundred-weight - Plaster prepared at the London price.


TO be SOLD by AUCTION, under a Distress for Rent, on Thursday the 9th day of January, 1783, the whole STOCK of Farmer JOHN YOUNG, consisting of six horses, with their harness; ten cows and a bull; eight four-year-old heifers; five of three years old; seven of two years old; and three yearlings; two fat pigs, and 18 store pigs; two waggons, two carts, three plows, three harrows and a drag; winnowing tackle, sacks, &c. &c. upwards of 20 tones of good hay; and a considerable quantity of wheat, barley, and oats, unthrashed - The auction to begin at ten o'clock.


NOTICE is hereby given, That the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the county of Southampton, will be held at the Castle of Winchester, on Tuesday the fourteenth day of January next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon; of which the constables of the several hundreds, towns, and liberties within the said county, and all bailiffs, jurymen, and others, having business at the said sessions, are required to take notice, and give their attendance accordingly. And all persons having any demands on the county, are to attend with their bills as usual, the first day of the sessions, in the afternoon, in order to their being allowed. Dated this 24th day of December, 1782.
JAMES RAVEN, Deputy Clerk of the Peace.

N.B. On Wednesday the second day of the sessions, at twelve o'clock, will come on the nomination and appointment of a Surgeon and Apothecary of the County Gaol and House of Correction at Winchester, in the room of Mr. Thomas Lipscombe, who intends to resign that office at the said sessions; and also the nomination and appointment of a proper person to be Keeper of the House of Correction in Odiham, in the room of Mr. John Brown, deceased.


TO be LETT, and entered upon at Lady-day next, - The MANOR and FARM of TATCHBURY, in the said county; consisting of an exceeding good Mansion-House, two barns, a stadle barn, granary, two large stables, a large hay-house, cow-houses, fuel house, (a coach-house will be made if wanted) and all other convenient buildings; a good dairy-house, detached about a quarter of a mile from the dwelling-house, with a barn, cow-houses, &c. adjoining. The farm contains 117 acres of good arable and pasture land, six acres of copse ground, ten acres in the tide marsh, situate at Totton, with an unlimited right to forest, both for fuel and cattle; two orchards, one six acres, the other two acres, both well planted with fruit trees, and just in perfection, with a large garden, and a plat of ground before the house. The premises and fences in good repair.
The live and dead stock, with all the utensils in husbandry, and seeds in the ground, of wheat 21 acres, in clover, &c 17 7/8 [?] acres, with three years lease of the great tythes of the said farm, and several adjacent ones, to be taken at a fair appraisement. Part of the farm was well manured last season.
It is a desirable situation for a gentleman who is fond of hunting, it being on the borders of the New Forest, and contiguous to several packs of hounds. Distance from Southton six miles, five from Romsey, five from Lyndhurst. - For particulars enquire of Mrs. Heathcote, at the said manor.


TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the Crown Inn in North-street, on Wednesday the 15th day of January inst at four o'clock in the afternoon, (unless disposed of in the mean time, by private contract, of which notice will be given in this Paper).

The following valuable Freehold ESTATES, situated at and near Forton, in the parish of Alverstoke, in the county of Southampton.

Lot 1. A FIELD, containing near seven acres laying between Forton and Spring Gardens, on the south side of the turnpike-road, late in the occupation of Mr. Matthews, butcher.

N.B. This Field is in exceeding fine, rich, old pasture, and there is a well pump, and large stone watering trough, fixed in it - The purchaser may have immediate possession.

Lot 2. A MESSUAGE and OUT-HOUSES, situated at Forton aforesaid, with about eighteen acres of exceeding fine garden land, lying in three fields, behind and contiguous to the said Messuage, all now in the possession of Mr. Thomas Francis, gardener.
N.B. The whole of the lands comprised in the above lots is, confessedly, some of the best land in the parish of Alverstoke, and the situation is precisely the most advantageous and desirable of any near the town of Gosport, being equally convenient to the town, Forton prison, and Haslar hospital, and close to the turnpike road.
For further particulars (and to treat for the purchase of the whole or any part of the premises by private contract) apply to Mr. Augustus Bettesworth, attorney at law, College-street, Portsmouth-Common.