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Some Selected Reports from the St.James's Chronicle



Saturday, March 4, to Tuesday March 7, 1775.




MONDAY, March 6.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Hamburgh, February 21.

WE have certain Information from the Bailiffs of Holstein, Oldenberg, and Delmenhorst, that the Mortality, which has lately appeared among the Horned Cattle in those Provinces, was entirely ceased, the infected Cattle having been killed and interred with their Hides.
Presburgh, Feb. 11. On the 6th of this Month the Water in the Danube rose four Feet; the same Day at Noon the Frost broke, and amazing Quantities of Ice floated on that River; the extraordinary Overflowing of which put the Inhabitants on the Banks of it into a very disagreeable Situation; several of their Houses being nearly washed away, and the Waters rising so high that they were not safe even in their Garrets, the Magistrates sent Boats to fetch them. The 7th the Waters rose 16 Inches higher, but fell again Half a Foot; the 8th they rose even higher, two Companies of Soldiers were obliged to remove out of their Barracks; in the Bluemanthal near the Bridge; People make Use of Boats, as no Carriages can pass. The Innundation continued till Yesterday Afternoon, when the Water fell one Foot and a Half. We have Accounts that the Villages of Obernfer; Frattendorff, and Weinern, are laid under Water; the View from the Castle appears like one large Sea, all being overflowed as far as Altenburgh. There are only three Houses said to be left standing at Frattendorff; several Jews have saved themselves at Ivanka. The Imperial posts are kept back by the Water, which have however fallen again two feet.
Corunna, Feb. 21. A Detachment of two hundred Men from the Royal Corps of Artillery has been hastily sent to Malaga; supposed to be destined for America.
Leghorn, Feb. 10. One of the piratical Vessels which infested the Archipelago, has been sunk by a French Frigate, and the whole Crew unfortunately perished.




IRELAND.

Kilkenny, Feb. 22. An Order is come down from Government to countermand the Embarkation of the 17th Regiment of Light Dragoons until further Orders.



SCOTLAND.

Edinburgh, Feb. 28. On Friday Evening an Express arrived, countermanding the Troops that were ordered for Ireland, as the Regiments in Ireland, that were to go to America, have received contrary Orders.





SHIP NEWS.

Deal, March 3. Wind S.W. Remain the Hampshire, Nottingham, and Godfrey, East Indiamen for India; and a Dutch Ship, for ditto; Ashley, Crisp; Judith Hilaria, Brett; Commerce, Payne; Ann and Elizabeth, Magness; and Royal Exchange, Bowden, for Jamaica: Diogenes, Cow, for New England; Adamant, Chown, for Halifax; Charming Sally, Wheatly, for St. Vincents; Montserrat-Packet, Clark, for Montserrat; Rising Sun, Peterson; Jett, Gibson; and Hamilton, Ogilvie, for Virginia; Friendship, Key, for Musquitoshore; and Nancy, Nesbit, for Philadelphia.
Deal, March 4. Wind S.S.W·. blows hard. Remain the Ships as per last; and -----, Wade, for Philadelphia.

Arrived
At Maryland, Waddall, Scott, from Belfast.
At Londonderry, Jupiter, Ewing; Rose, Curry; and Hannah, Mitchell, from New York.
At Leghorn, Tartar, Smith, from Paros and Marsailles; and Friendship, Roman, from Yarmouth.
At Bilboa, Polly, Street, from Exeter.
At Bremen, Christian, Seagar, from London.





LONDON.

The Council which was held on Saturday Night at the Queen's Palace did not break up till after Eleven o'Clock. Two and Twenty of the Privy Counsellors were present; among whom were the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Chancellor, Secretaries of State, Lord North, Lord Sandwich, and Lord Barrington.
A very elegant low Phaeton is now building for the Use of the Prince of Wales, and four of the smallest Ponies are now in training in order to draw it.
On Saturday his Serene Highness the Prince or Mecklenburgh, set off from his Apartments at St.James's, for Lord Edgecumbe's Seat at Plymouth.
A Letter from Vienna has the following Passage: " According to a late and certain Treaty (but kept very secret) Sweden has engaged for a large Sum of Money, to supply France constantly with Ships for her Navy·"
Advice is received of a sharp Dispute between the Baymen and the Spaniards, in the Bay of Honduras, in which many of the former were killed.
Thursday a great Number of Corn Vessels arrived full in the River; and the Quantity of Corn they have brought, will, it is believed, greatly reduce the Price of Bread next Week, if the Engrossers do not get it into their Hands.




Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman at St.Columb, in Cornwall, dated Feb. 13.

"Yesterday Morning between Four and Five o'Clock, all the Inhabitants of this Town were alarmed by an awful and uncommon Clap of Thunder, attended by Lightning, acting with such extraordinary Violence, that the Eastern Pinnacle of the Tower (a strong and well-built Structure) was torn and shattered to Pieces, and the Timber, &c. of the Church, much damaged. The Stones of the Pinnacle, of very considerable Weight, were thrown upwards of 300 Yards on every Side of the Tower, some over the Houses into the Fields and Gardens, and others into the Streets and extreme Parts of the Church-Yard; all the Houses escaped the Violence and Rage of the Storm, except four viz. Dr. Baterman' s, Mrs. Betty's, Mr. Hiscutt's , and my own; a Stone of 100 Cwt. or thereabouts; was thrown through the Roof of the Doctor's House into a Room contiguous the Servant's Bed-Chamber; a small Stone was driven through the Glass into Mrs Betty's Dining-Room; another broke the Top of Mr.Hiscutt House, and two others were cast upon the my House, and fell from thence through the Roof into the Servant's Bed-chamber, at the Foot of the Bed, but luckily did no other Damage.




Last Thursday Morning, a Duel was fought in Hyde Park between Mr.S----- and Capt. R-----, in which the latter was ran through the Side, and taken to his Lodgings in St.James's-Street, where he now lies without Hope of Recovery.
Yesterday Morning, about Two o'Clock; a Fire broke out at the House of Mr. Thompson; Hatter and Hosier, in Newport-Street; Long-Acre, which entirely consumed the same, likewise the House of Mr. King, Haberdasher, and greatly damaged the House of Mr. Cobb, Linendraper, before it was extinguished.
During the Storm of Hail on Thursday After noon, two Lads went for Shelter on board an old Sloop lying at Mr. Merriton's Yard at Limehouse Hole; and whilst they were playing under the Deck, discovered a Man's Hand; in consequence of which, removing the Sand and Rubbish, they found the Body of Mr. Wilson, Foreman to Mr. Harris, Ship boat Builder; near Limehouse-Bridge; who had been missing since Sunday se'nnight, and for finding whom a Reward of Two Guineas had been published the Day before. His Throat was cut in a very shocking Manner; and 'tis thought his having lent Fifty Pounds to a near Relation, which he had Reason to fear was lost; drove him to put an End to his Life.
On Friday nineteen Women of the Town and Five Lads were brought before Mr. Alderman Kennet at Guildhall, the latter for being found in a House of ill Fame in Black-boy-Alley, in Bed with several of the Women, who were all taken out of the same House. The Boys were found to be Apprentices, and the Masters of four of them attended before the Magistrates, who promising to have a strict Eye over them in future, the four Lads were discharged, and the other, who was a notorious Pickpocket, was committed to Bridewell; sixteen of the Women were also discharged, it being the first Time of their having been apprehended, and the remaining three, who had been taken up several Times, were committed to Bridewell for hard Labour.
On Saturday Night some Villains broke into the House of General Fitzroy, in Albermarle-Street, by getting down the Area, and breaking open the Kitchen Windows, and stole thereout Plate and other Things to a considerable Value; they eat the best Part of a Leg of Mutton, and then made of with their Booty.
Thursday Night some Villains attempted to break into the House of Mr. Paul Downer, near Chelsea. Luckily the Footman who lay below Stairs, being .. apprised of their Design; and having Fire-Arms by him, as they were entering the House, he fired and killed one of them on the Spot, who was carried off by his Accomplices.
Died.] A few Days since, at Guildford, in Surry, Mr. Gibbs, many Years Master of the White Lion Inn of that Place.- A few Days since, at Dublin, Thomas Lehunte, Esq Representative in Parliament for the Borough of Newtown, and one of the oldest Members in the House of Commons.




To the Printer of the St. J.CHRONICLE.

SIR,
BISHOP BURNET has said of the ever-memorable Algernoa Sidney, "that he seemed to be a Christian in a particular Form of his own." I am of Opinion that this may be said of every Man who reads the Scriptures with a View of forming from thence an Idea of true Christianity, and I own I should be inclined to question the Authenticity of that Man's Christianity, who professes to be a Christian in any Form that is not his own. Burnet tells us farther, "that Sidney thought Christianity was to be like a Divine Philosophy in the mind; but was against all publick Worship, and every Thing that looked like a Church." The Author of the Memoirs prefixed to his Discourses remarks, that though Sidney was an Enemy to all Civil Establishments of Christianity, it does not follow from thence, that he was against all publick Worship; but perhaps had Sidney been examined upon this Head himself: it might have. turned out, that in his Opinion, this Divine Philosophy, imbibed and planted in the Mind, by the Study of the Scriptures; was sufficient for Salvation; abstracted from all Consideration of publick Worship or Connection with a visible Church; an Opinion which differs very little, if at all, from that which imports, that Church Membership is not necessary to Salvation, and which is held at this Day by some, who are by no Means to be suspected. of Heterodoxy .- See Warburton's Sermons, Vol II, Sermon 13.
We are told, in the Life of Sir Philip Sidney, that just before his Death "he called unto him the Ministers, who were all excellent Men, of divers Nations, and before them made such a Confession of Christian Faith, as no Book but the Heart can truly and feelingly deliver*." These Divines of different Nations must also have been of divers Sects or Denominations of Christians, and it would, perhaps, have been no easy matter to deliver a written Creed that would have satisfied them all: Perhaps that was none of Sir Philip's Care; he gave: them one, therefore, dictated by the Divine Philosophy in his Mind; and died a Christian after a Form of his own. Algernon Sidney might possibly pay some Regard to the religious Sentiments of his noble Kinsman, and adopt them as a Family Precedent.

Christianity is the Imitation of the Divine Nature; according to Gregory Nazianzen.

ERASTUS.
* Biographia Britannica.




To the Printer of The St. J. CHRONICLE.

SIR,
I AM the eldest Son of a Parish Clerk, who, being resolved to have a Gentleman in his Family, made me, very much against my Will, a Parson. To enable me the better to support my Dignity, as well as to keep the Family Estate together, he disinherited all his younger Children, and by his last Will and Testament made me Master of his whole fortune, consisting of a complete Collection of Litchfield Tunes, three Anthems and a Half, a Pitch-pipe, and a Silver Watch. This last was very useful to me in my supplemental Trade of a Schoolmaster, nor was it less ornamental. But, alas! Sir, what are Family Honours?, What is a Family Estate? Why did I say to myself, that I should be rich or honoured Tomorrow Morning? I was coming home last Monday from a Country Fair, whither I had gone to buy Birch for the Emolument of my Boys, when I fell amongst Thieves, who stripped me of my Raiment, and robbed me of my Watch. I was grievously disturbed in my Spirit, and have not slept these three Nights, save when disturbed, by ugly Dreams which frightfully renewed my Danger. This Afternoon, however, I fell into a Dose in my armed Chair; and found myself all at once in the midst of that which you and your Brethren used formerly to call an August Assembly, where my favourite Subject of the most probable Means of keeping that and every other House clear of Thieves was very ably discussed. After much Vehemence of Debate, a Motion was made by a worthy Member, that every Man convicted of Dishonesty in his Dealings should be hung up in Old Palace-Yard, Westminster, there to remain in terrorem without Bail or Mainprize, till his whole Body should insensibly moulder away. An Honourable Gentleman from the County of Wicklow observed, that hanging dead Bodies in the open Air, where they could not take Exercise, would certainly produce a Stagnation of the Blood, and give the Neighbours a Smell. He had the Pleasure, he said, of being acquainted with a very worthy Gentleman, a Member of the House, and a very able Speaker, who already stunk so immoderately before hanging, that he was very sure no Freeholder, could relish him after it. For this and other Reasons he should give his hearty Negative to the Motion. My Lord Mayor was strongly inclined to suppose that tarring and feathering the Majority of the two Houses might have the most salutary Effects. He lamented the Inefficacy of their many excellent Laws, and added that Example goes further than Precept; what he meant by this I could not guess. Mr.B. as Agent for the Americans, recommended the Addition of a Fool's Cap. Lord N. thought with his Friend Mr. V---, that burning the Town of Boston in a Fire made of the best Hyson might promote the Interest of the East-India Company, and mend the manners of America. "Who's afraid ? cried Mr. V----. Let us be temperate - Damn their Liberty - Liberty ! quotha ! - Let us keep our Temper; - rot the seditious Rascals ! - Pox on that America ! a rebellious old B----! - Let us be firm :- I say, Mr. Speaker, they are a Hot-Bed of Sedition. Hang up America ! I say, hang up the old Brim, Mr. Speaker." Mr. V---'s Loyalty and Moderation was so echoed and, re-echoed from all-Parts of the House, that I was roused with the Noise.
I am now wide awake, Sir, and in no Disposition to trifle. I ask of you, Sir, as a Politician by Trade, of what Use is the Government to me, which is unable to protect me asleep or awake? I know not the Meaning of the Words Royal Dignity. But, if Royal Dignity be something of Value, let the Owner look to himself lest even he should fall amongst thieves, and be plundered of his Family Plate, like his Friend.
QUIBUSLIBET.




TUESDAY, March 6.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Warsaw, February 15.

THE Delegation have resolved to augment the Army with 30,000 Men. They also resolved, that all the Starosties shall be sold and adjudged for 50 Years to the highest Bidders.
Copenhagen, Feb. 18. We are informed that a Number of English and Scotch Merchants have given Orders for purchasing 70,000 Tons of Oats in Scania and Swedish Pomerania.
Rome, Feb. 15. Every Body is surprized at the sudden Election of Cardinal Braschi to the Pontifical Chair, while most People thought that Election far off. The Conclave has however lasted four Months. The Election was brought about by the Zealots, who found Means to unite a Majority of Suffrages. A Report was spread last Monday that Cardinal Braschi would be chosen that Day, which caused a vast Number of People to assemble about the Vatican, who, instead of being grieved at not finding it true, were so riotously joyous at that Cardinal's not being elected, that a Tumult was raised which even the Soldiers could not put a stop to.
This Morning the Election of a Pope was publickly declared, but notwithstanding all the Efforts of the Cardinals who were most active in bringing this Election to succeed, the People would not shew any Marks of their Approbation.
Hague, March 2. A private Letter from Mr. Stuk, Consul at Alicant, dated the 7th of last Month, contains the following Particulars: "As to the War with Morocco, I have received Intelligence from Mr. la Mair, Consul for the Republick at Malaga, which announces, that Mr. Rossignol, Consul at Larache, had sent him Notice, that for the present there was nothing to fear, as, after having informed himself, he found that no Corsairs had as yet put to Sea; that the Governors of the Ports had not even granted Patents for that Purpose, and therefore the Ships might, without Risk, sail from Larache for Malaga, where they would undoubtedly meet with some Ships of War."




IRELAND.

Dublin, Feb. 28. On Monday Morning a Duel was fought on the Back of the Blind Quay, with Pistols, between a Man of Fishamble-Street, and a Man of the County of Wicklow, when the former received a Shot in the Head, which killed him on the Spot.
Clonmell, Feb. 25. The Inhabitants of Ballyragget, having Information of an Attempt of the White Boys to set Fire to that Town on the Night of Tuesday the 21st Inst. at the Hour expected, they entered the Town with lighted Flambeaux, in order to effect their Design, but the Inhabitants being prepared, fired on them, killed three on the Spot, and wounded several others, five of whom were taken Yesterday.




COUNTRY NEWS.
Portsmouth, March 3. Sunday Morning the Falkland Sloop sailed with Expresses to General Gage, &c. at Boston.




SHIP NEWS.
Deal, March 5. Wind E. b. S. Arrived and sailed for the River, the Reward, Cande, from Oporto; the Christian, Parriott, and the George, Smith, from Antigua. Sailed this Morning, the Nottingham East-Indiaman, for the East Indies. Remain the Ships as before, and the Lady Courtney, Brindley, for Naples; the Ann, Bowes, for Barbadoes; the Success, Henderson, for Belfast; the Sally, Capon, for Venice; the Britannia, Ball, and the Carolina Packet, White, for Carolina; the Neptune, Hodgson, for Dublin. Several of the Outward-bound are preparing to sail.

Arrived.
At Madeira, Green Island, Watt, and Nelson, Hayes, from London.
At Antigua, Warners, Martin, from London.
At Lisbon, N.S. da Vidal Magdalena, Ferreria, from London.




LONDON.

We hear her Majesty's Pregnancy has been announced at St. James's some Time since, and that Preparations are beginning to be made for her Lying-in, which is expected to happen in May next.
Orders are said to be sent to Ireland for two Regiments of Soldiers to be ready by the 26th inst. at Waterford, to embark on board some Men of War, which are ordered to sail as soon as possible for America.
A Letter from Moscow mentions, that the Rebel Pugatchew behaved with the greatest Intrepidity, in the Way to and at the Place of Execution. When the Executioners were about to strip him previous to his Execution; he shewed no Signs of Fear, but even assisted in taking off his Cloaths. His Head was struck off at the Instant that three of his Accomplices were hanged. The Executioner not performing his Office in a manner pleasing to one of the chief Magistrates present, the latter was very vociferous, and threatened the Executioner with the Punishment of the Knout. Among others that received Punishment that Day, a young Nobleman was degraded from the Noblesse, and his Sword broken before his Face.
An Officer belonging to the Garrison at Gibraltar writes to his Friend in the City, that a Spanish Man of War of 50 Guns, which was on fire, attempted to put in there, but before she cast Anchor the Flames reached the Magazine, when the Ship blew up, and all on board perished. Thirteen Men, who were in the Ship's Long-Boat, were fortunately saved.
A Letter from Deal, dated March 3, says, "This Morning early was found by a Man going a Shrimping, a Seal sleeping on the Beach, between the Castle and the Checque Buildings. The Creature, on being disturbed, made furiously at the Man, who crying out for Help, some Persons immediately came up with three large Dogs. He fought stoutly, and would have mastered the Dogs, had he not been stunned with a Stone before he could reach the Water. Being greatly beat and bruised, he died presently after. It is very large and fine Animal of the Kind of a grey Colour, marked longitudinally with black cloudy Streaks; it is near six Feet in Length, and has four short Legs of Fins."
The Number of Vessels of different Nations that have passed the Sound in the Year 1774, amount to 8084.
The Ceres, Judas, from Southampton for Guernsey, went on shore last Saturday in a Gale of Wind within Hurst, at Lymington; the Vessel is bulged, but the Cargoe it is hoped will be saved.
Yesterday No. III. of a periodical Paper called the Crisis, and a Pamphlet intitled "The present Crisis with Respect to America," were, pursuant to an unanimous Order of the House of Lords and Commons, burnt by the common Hangman at Westminster-Hall Gate.
There have been more Cattle lately killed, and are now killing at the Victualling Office, than ever known except in Time of War.

The Cricklade Election was concluded on Saturday-Night, when the Numbers stood as follow:

Samuel Peach, Esq. -54
---- Dewar, Esq.-41
Samuel Petree, Esq. ' -6



Above 153 Votes were rejected; -- Dewar, Esq. declared he should petition Parliament.

On Thursday Night last, about Nine o'Clock, Mr. Hodges, of Evesham in Worcestershire, and another Gentleman returning to that Place from Pershore (Mr. Hodges being in high Spirits, and singing "Tally ho! 'Tally ho !") they were accosted by a single Highwayman with "D--n you I'll-Tally ho you, deliver your Money," and at the same Time clapping a Pistol to Mr. Hodges's Breast, robbed him and his Companion of their Money. However, by a speedy Pursuit he was taken and committed to Worcester Jail, to take his Trial at the ensuing Assizes, which commence the 11th inst.

Married.] Monday, at Avebury, Robert Asbe, Esq. of Chippenham Langley, to Miss Martin, Daughter of -- Martin, Esq. of Kennett, in Wilts.
Died.] Yesterday, at his House in Duke-Street, Westminster, in the 88th Year of his Age, William Lowndes, Esq. one of the Auditors of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. He was second Son of William Lowndes, Esq. of Winslow, Bucks, Secretary of the Treasury in the Reigns of King William, Queen Ann, and George I. -- On Tuesday at Kensington, Mr. James Hutchins, senior, lately a Grocer there but had retired from Business some Time.- At Oxford, Iast Sunday, Samuel Keck, Esq. - At Yarmouth, Giles Wakeman, one of the Aldermen of that Burgh.-- On Wednesday, the Rev.Mr. Myers, Rector of Helmley and Vicar of Walton and Felixstow.- Sunday Night, Mr. Thomas Featherstone, a Tobacconist in Smithfield.-- A few Days since, at Lanilar, in Cardiganshire, the Hon.Mrs Vaughan, Sister of the late Lord Viscount Lisburn.-- Yesterday, Mr. Robert Nunn, formerly a Sugar-Refiner of this City.-- Saturday, in Charles Street, Westminster, the Rev. Mr. Peter Obson, formerly Chaplain in the Royal Navy.- Last Week, at Mere, Wilts, in his 81st Year, James Harding, Esq. Hamburgh Merchant.- Wednesday, at Marlborough, in the 93d Year of her Age, Mrs. Jones, Mother of Michael Ewen, Esq. Clerk of the Peace for the County of Wilts.




THEATRICAL REGISTER.

Drury-Lane.] Matilda, (the principal Characters by Mr. Smith, Mr.Reddish, and Miss Younge) with Harlequin's Jacket; or, the New Year's Gift. The Evening, Zara, (Lusignan, Mr. Garrick; Osman, Mr. Smith; Selima, Miss Sherry; Zara, Miss Younge) with The Rival Candidates.
Covent-Garden.] Yesterday, Cleonice, Princess of Bithynia, (the principal Characters by Mr. Barry, Mr. Lee, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Bensley [?], and Mrs. Hartley) with The Citizen. The Evening, the same, with the Golden Pippin.





BANKRUPTS.
Giuseppe Paganucci, otherwise called Joseph Nuch, of Hart-Street, Covent-Garden, Merchant. To appear March 14, 18, April 13, at Guildhall.
Samuel Bayton, of Bearbinder-Lane, London, Fishmonger. To appear March 11, 18, April 15, at Guildhall.
William Woodville, of Liverpoole, Merchant and Thomas Fletcher, of Liverpoole, Merchant and Marriner (surviving Partners of John Pritchard, deceased.) To appear March 29, 30, April, 5, at the Golden Fleece, in Liverpoole.
Edward Collins, of Norris-Street, Hay-Market, Cheesemonger. To appear March 11, 18, April 15, at Guildhall.
John Kirby, of Ratcliff Highway, Baker. To appear March 7, 17, April 15, at Guildhall.
Charles Webb, of Cold Ashton in Gloucestershire, Victualler, To appear March 10, 11, April 15, at the Angel, in Chippenham, Wilts.

Bankruptcies enlarged.

Eliezer Chater and David Rivers, of Lombard-Street, London, Bankers and Partners. To appear April 22, at Guildhall.
John Burnett the Younger, of Kingston upon Hull, Merchant. To appear April 13, at the George and Dragon, in Kingston upon Hull.

Dividends to be made.

March 30. Abraham Porter, of Malden in Essex, Innholder, at Guildhall.
March 17, Richard Clegg, of Manchester, Check-Manufacturer, at the Fletcher's Tavern, in Manchester.
May 11, George Holroyd, of Christ-Church, in Surry, Dyer, at Guildhall.
March 28, Henry Halsey, of Portsmouth, Linen-Draper, at Guildhall, London.
April 6, Joseph Brickell, of Shaftesbury, in Dorsetshire, Grocer, at the Red-Lion, in Milford-Street, in New Sarum.





To the Printer of the St. J. CHRONICLE.

SIR,
LEGISLATORS have always been denominated wise of weak according to the Efficacy or Inefficacy of their Laws and Punishments. When Modesty was the Characteristick of a Roman Matron, the Ladies of Rome were deterred from the Crime of Suicide, by a Law which sentenced such Criminals to be exposed naked in the public Streets. Exposing in Chains the most atrocious Felons, has been thought productive of good Effect, and that it prevented many Murders; but that Punishment has lost its Terrors ; the Felon no longer dreads the Sentence of Chains; but he who fears not the Gallows, nor being exposed on the Gibbet, on Hounslow Heath, dreads being consigned to the Surgeons. Wise, therefore, are our Legislators in changing the Sentence from Chains to Anatomy; but when the Terrors of Anatomy shall no longer work on the Minds of the lowest Class, should not we laugh at our Law-Givers denouncing the Vengeance of Anatomy to those who can smile at a Skeleton, as they do at the great Wig which passes the Sentence?
Why these Reflections ? Why lay down Truths which no Body disputes, but they are denied in the Neighbourhood of Palace-Yard? The Execution of the two Papers called the Crisis, warrants these Reflections. In Times of Religion to sentence profane Writings to the Flames, will rouze the Resentment of the Populace against the Author and his Productions; but when Number Forty-five was burnt as a treasonable Paper, the Ignominy ceased in the Minds of the Multitude. The intended Flames of Punishment are now Illuminations of Joy. Burn the Crisis, says the Sentence; let the Populace see the Punishment, and abhor the Offence; burn the Addresses, cry the Populace. When will there be a new Edition of the Crisis ?
Such appeared the Fate of the Sentence Yesterday in Palace-Yard, when the two Libels called the Crisis were committed to the Flames by the Common Hangman: the Hangman and the ·Sheriffs, to go no higher, were hissed, certain Addresses and Speeches were thrown into the Fire; the Conflagration was treated as a Bonfire; the Mob rioted while the Papers were burning, and then hastened as fast as they could to purchase the obnoxious Papers of the Crisis, which they had never seen nor would have heard of, had not the Publication been extended by this Sentence to the Flames.
A BY-STANDER.




The THISTLE REEL. A Vision.
For once the Eagle England being in Prey,
To her unguarded Nest the Weazel, Scot.
Comes sneaking - and so sucks her princely Eggs.
Shakespeare, Hen. V.

THERE is such a Racket of Politics at present, that all Mens Senses are deluded and led astray; some are violent - others are insane - and Ruin and universal Madness seem to threaten all. After a long Argument at the Cocoa with the putrid Jacobites of that Club - I fell fast asleep in an Arm Chair by the Fire Side - quite exhausted with the Vertigo of Politicks. But while asleep, my Mind was as wandering as when awake.- Methought I strayed through the Gate-Way of St. James's, and passed unobserved by the Sentinels :- When I had gained the Circus, where the Firelocks are usually placed in military Order, and the Colours are erected surrounded by the Drums - I was astonished to find no such Implements there;- but instead thereof an overgrown Scotch Thistle stood erect in the Center, with a blazing Silver Glory round his woolly Head, and in the Circle, as you may have seen the Writings of Colonel Desaguliers, when he makes Fireworks for the Royal Children,

Carduus benedictus

This libellous Label led me to pry further, and behold it was hung with the Green Ribband, on which was written- boni soit qui mal y pense; by the Shade of Hampden, says I, I will think Evil of this - let whatever Evil come of it. Just after this Expression I heard a Bagpipe - and to my Amazement, the Devil had taken his Seat upon the Whale's Fin against the Wall - he struck up the old Tune ''Over the Water to Charley," and three Men sallied out of the Piazza in a high intoxicated Highland Reel ; at nearer Ken, I found they were B-te, N--th; and M-------d: One tripped so nimbly along, that he scarce touched the Paper he passed over, on which was written noli me tangere; the other pranced upon a second Scroll, with nemo me impune lacesset on it; Thus did this boreal Triumvirate in active frantic Measure beat the Ground, till a Voice issued out of the Window- "O spare me, spare me !"- when behold a ghostly bleeding Figure appeared - and said- I am the injured Ghost of poor America ! - Immediately this demoniac Trio ran helter skelter into the Palace, while I staid and held Converse sad With this poor perturbed Ghost; who assured me "that her Country would ruin ours - and France and Spain would profit by the Downfall of both."- She was just taking out a magnifying Mirrour to shew me the State of the Colonies:" - when the Guard rushed forth, yelling, A Civil War! A Civil War !" - And I awaked.[Lond. Mag.]




Office of Ordnance, Feb.28, 1775.
THE Lieutenant-General, and the rest of the principal Officers of his Majesty's Ordnance give Notice that they will sell by publick Auction at the Tower, on Thursday the 16th of March, sundry Lots of tarred and white Rope, Breechings, and Tackle Falls; Blocks with Lignum Vitae, Sheaves, old Lead and Copper; old Files and Tackle Hooks, Lump, Hammered, and Bushel Iron, Sheepskins, Tanned Hides, Knapsacks, old Match and Junk, Tarpaulins, Hair Cloths, Sand-Bags, Bedding, Cloathing, Drums, Colours, Fire Engines, Leather Buckets, Lanthorns, Standing Vices, Handscrews, Grates, &c. Pole and Felling Axes, Shovels, Spades, Armourers, Carpenters, Wheelers, and Smith Tools, Bellows, Harness, Leather Backbands, and sundry Articles of Collarmakers Materials, and other old and unserviceable Stores, which may be viewed at the Tower, till the Day of Sale, and printed Lists of the Lots will be delivered to such Persons as apply for the same.
By Order of the Board.
JOHN BODDINGTON.




To the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the COUNTY of WORCESTER.

Gentlemen,
THE Death of our late worthy Representative, whose Assiduity, Experience, and public Conduct make his Loss so sensibly regretted by us, having rendered a new Election for this County necessary, permit me to solicit the Honour of your Nomination and Votes to succeed him in that important Station; and to assure you at the same Time, that unequal as I may be to the Task of supplying his Place; yet should I be honoured with so distinguished a Mark of your Approbation and Confidence, I will endeavour to fulfil the Duties of that high Trust, by a steady Zeal for the Welfare of my Country, and for your Rights and Interests, as well as by a truly disinterested and independent Conduct.
If the Shortness of Time should make it impracticable for me to wait upon every Gentleman in Person, I hope so unavoidable an Omission will not be misconstrued; and that you will do me the Justice to believe, that I have no higher Ambition than to be entitled to subscribe myself,
Gentlemen,
Your most obliged, and most devoted Servant,
WILLIAM LYGON.
Madresfield, Feb. 23, 1775.

To the worthy Burgesses of Radnor, Ryader, Knighton, Knucklass, and Kevenleece, inhabiting and residing within their respective BOROUGHS.

Gentlemen,
THE Promise I made of supporting your Privileges in Parliament I have now performed, and although my Endeavours have hitherto been unsuccessful in procuring their Confirmation, yet as the Committee to whom the Petition of my Opponents was referred, have come to no Resolution respecting the Right of Election, I have still the Happiness of assuring you that a Revision of that important Question is open for Consideration of a future Day, a Revision the more proper as I can well assure you that a Majority of one Voice only decided the present Election.
Gratitude for your very generous Support calls upon me to assure you that whenever the Period arrives in which the Question may be again considered, my best Services shall await your Commands. Undismayed by the Decision of the present Hour, you may depend upon always finding in me a determined Steadiness to Support your Rights so long as there remains an existing Possibility of Redress; and I trust that a future Committee will yet be of Opinion that a Representative of the Borough of Radnor is not to be elected by a Legion of Foreigners, resident in distant Counties, and chosen Burgesses for that express Purpose of destroying your Privileges; but that those Statutes which are well calculated for the Protection of your Rights, and which still remain the Law of the Land, may yet be enforced.
I am, Gentlemen, with the utmost Gratitude,
Your faithful and obedient Servant,
JOHN LEWIS
Bedford Row, March 1, 1775.





POSTSCRIPT.
DIARY of the PROCEEDINGS of the
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
March 6.

THIS Day the Speaker took the Chair a Quarter after Two o'Clock. Several private Bills were read a second Time, and ordered to their respective Committees, and several others reported, and ordered to be engrossed.
Mr.Speaker directed his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue out a new Writ for a Burgess to serve in Parliament for Boroughbridge, in the room of H. Mellish, Esq; who, since his Return for said Borough, hath made his Election for Pontefract.
The House went into a Committee of the whole House on the Bill for permitting the Importation of salted Beef, Pork, Bacon and Butter from Ireland, for a limited Time; and after some Time spent therein, the Bill was ordered to be reported, with Amendments.
The Bill for the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, within that Part of Great Britain called England, for the Year 1775, was reported, with several Amendments, and the said Bill, with the Amendments, ordered to be engrossed.
Mr. Feild reported from the select Committee appointed to try and determine the Petition of Nat. Bailey, Esq; complaining of an undue Return for the Borough of Abington, in the County of Berks, that, the said Election is a void Election; and a Writ was ordered to be issued for electing a Burgess to serve in Parliament for said Borough, in the room of Mr. Mayor, the sitting Member.
At Half after Three the Order of the Day was read, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the New England Fishery Bill was committed; and Sir Charles Whitworth having reported the same with several Amendments, a Mr. Davis was called to the Bar, to give Evidence touching several Allegations contained in a Petition presented the 28th of February, from the Merchants, Traders, and Inhabitants of the Town of Poole, interested and concerned in the Fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland. Said Witness being examined in Support of said Petition, he was ordered to withdraw; and a Motion being made, that the Bill with the Amendments be engrossed, an able and animated Debate ensued, which continued till Half past Seven o'Clock, when, the Question being put, the House divided, Ayes 215, Noes 61.
Another Motion was made, that said Bill be read a third Time on Wednesday next; if it shall be then engrossed, which was agreed, to without a Division.
Lord Howe was the first who spoke to the Motion. He expatiated much on the Necessity of the Measure as the only moderate Means of bringing the disobedient Provinces to a Sense of their Duty, without involving the Empire in all the Horrors of a Civil War; but his Voice was so very low and indistinct, that it was extremely difficult to collect what he said.
Mr. Fox did not so much point his Reply to what fell from the last noble Speaker, as he condemned the Measure at large. He was, as usual, extremely pointed on the Incapacity, Versatility, and affected Candour of the Minister; and contended, that our present Counsels brought forth nothing but a String of pitiful Expedients, as contradictory in their Nature, as, they were repugnant to every Rule of Justice and sound Policy.
Mr. Jenkinson dealt out his academic Flowers very liberally, and was, as usual, very fertile in Expedients. He insisted, that every Thing which had the least Appearance of Rigour in the Bill, might be easily averted by Obedience, nay, indeed, by manifesting any Disposition that Way; for a Power was left in the respective Governors, to mitigate every Appearance of Severity held forth by the Bill, whenever an Inclination to submit to the legal Requisitions of the Mother Country should lay a just Claim for such Indulgence.
Mr. T. Townshend was no less severe on the supposed Terms of Submission, than on the pretended Favours which were to be the Purchase of it. He observed, with no small Degree of Severity, on something which fell from Lord North, when he moved that the Bill should be engrossed, and disclaimed, in the Name of all America: any Indulgence that must be purchased at so dear and shameful a Price.
Mr. Solicitor General of Scotland (Mr. Dundas) defended the Bill very warmly, but was far from approving of the strange, fluctuating, indecisive Measures which seemed to govern our Counsels for some Time past.
Lord John Cavendish attacked the Bill on two Points: First, as it would, he was sure, not answer anyone Purpose for which it was framed; and secondly, if it should, that it would be fraught with every Degree of Injustice, bad Policy, and Cruelty, that it was possible to enter into the Mind Man to conceive.
Mr. Rice was warmly for the Bill; he insisted that the Americans would not be deprived of any one Right whatsoever; that the Fishery belonged to Britain; that Permission to fish was a Matter of Indulgence; that those who by their dutiful obedient Conduct might deserve such an Indulgence, would certainly have it, and those who did not, could not with Justice complain, because they would thereby be stripped of no Property, be deprived of no Privilege; for if they were miserable or distressed, it was beyond Question clear that it could only proceed from their own Choice.
Mr. Burke was uncommonly eloquent, rational, and convincing. He observed that we were now blindly rushing on Ruin and Destruction; we were wantonly and passionately doing what we never could again undo. The Fishery is now in being, says he; we may, nay indeed we must, if the present Measures be adopted, certainly annihilate it. The most abject, insignificant, and worthless Person that ever breathed, may murder a Man, but the greatest collective Body that ever met cannot restore him to Life ; just so it will be with your Newfoundland Fishery; destroy, or even interrupt it once, and you will never again be able to make it return into its former Channels. But even supposing that you should embark heartily in the Cause, however impracticable such a Scheme in many other Respects may be, will any Man conversant in the Extent of the Fishery, the numerous Conveniences, &c. the New-England Men have of carrying it on, pretend to say, that the Facts endeavoured to be established this Day at your Bar, deserve a Moment's serious Consideration; when it is notorious that £500,000. must be advanced in this Trade before any Return whatever can be made? He expatiated largely on the direful Effects this Bill must produce in those Places, where both their Food and all the Means of procuring it depended on the Fishery; Famine in such an Event, he said, must be inevitable; and whether it would not be more humane to butcher them at once, than to starve them by a designed and predetermined Famine, could hardly admit of a Question. He observed that it had been much relied on by the Gentlemen on the other Side, that the respective Governors were invested with a Power to prevent the Evils predicted, should the present Bill be passed into a Law; but this he contended was by no Means the Case, particularly in Connecticut and Rhode Island, where the Governors not being appointed by the Crown, were precluded by the Bill from exercising that discretionary Power on which the Friends of the Bill offered to defend its Justice and Practicability. In short, he concluded his Speech with bestowing on the Bill almost every opprobrious Epithet in the English Language; observing, that it was the blackest, most tyrannic, and oppressive Act, that ever passed a British House of Parliament.
Mr. Phillips spoke a few Words, but being in the same Predicament of Lord Howe, it was impossible to distinguish a Syllable he said.
The Lord Advocate of Scotland closed the Debate, He owned that the Constitution of the Colonies was formed on the same Plan with that of the Mother-Country; but contended, that we nevertheless has a superintending Power over them, and said he had diligently attended to the several Charters granted to them, and could never, on the most impartial Perusal, discover a single Sentence contrary to the supreme superintending Power which Great Britain now claimed.

The House rose at Quarter before Eight o'Clock, and adjourned till To-morrow.





LONDON.

A Correspondent Informs us that about the Time Mr. Leith was marrying Miss Cope in London, Mrs. Leith was giving her Hand to a Man of good Fortune in Scotland. This Divorce has given great Pleasure to many Families on the South of the Tweed, as it shews upon what easy Terms a marriage may be dissolved in Scotland, when after a tedious and expensive Process in the Commons here, a Divorce is merely nominal, and the Parties cannot marry again without a more troublesome and expensive Process in the Houses of Parliament: It is imagined this Discovery will carry more Post-Chaises to Scotland than the Marriage-Act has ever done.

To explain the several contradictory Accounts which have appearing in the Papers on the Cricklade Election, a Correspondent has favoured us with the following
Extract of a Letter from Cricklade, March 4.
"The Poll for the Borough of Cricklade which began last Tuesday Morning was closed about Eight o'Clock this Evening, Saturday, and stood as follows:

Dewar PeachPetrie
41546admitted
108285rejected."



The Biensaisant Man or War, of 60 Guns, is ordered for America, in the room of the Coventry, which, on a Survey, has proved unfit for the Service.
This Day the Sheriffs again attended the Execution of the two political Papers lately sentenced to be burnt by the Hands of the Hangman in the Front of the Royal Exchange. The Ceremony was performed in much the same Manner as at Westminster, and no Mischief ensued that we have yet heard of, but the Mob, as usual, amused themselves afterwards with throwing dead Cats, &c. among the Crowd.
The Queen East Indiaman, Stainforth, from London for Madrass, arrived at Maderia the 12th of January last, and was to sail again about the 20th.
Rochester, March 3. A few Day's since was married at St. Nicholas' Church in this City, Robert Dixon, Esq; of his Majesty's Custom-House in this City, to Miss Betsey Griffen, of the same Place.
Newcastle, March 4. On Tuesday last William Weddall, Esq. of Newby, was elected Member for the Borough of Malton, without Opposition.
Edinburgh, March 3. We mentioned last Week, that an Express had arrived ordering the 3d, 11th, and 30th Regiments, now in England and Scotland, to march immediately for Ireland, to supply the Place of the eight Regiments ordered for America. On Friday last a second Express arrived, countermanding these Orders, as no Regiments were to go to America. On Wednesday the third Express arrived, again ordering the three Regiments to march for Ireland, as it was once more determined to send the Troops to America. Part of the 30th Regiment has already marched.





TO be SOLD, pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, before Edw. Montagu, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers in Symond's Inn, Chancery-Lane, London, on Friday the 24th Day of March, 1775, between the Hours of Five and Six of the Clock in the Afternoon, the following Premises, in three Lots, viz.
Lot 1. A substantial and commodious Freehold DWELLING-HOUSE, with a large handsome Sash Front, 40 Feet wide and three Stories high, containing two good Rooms upon a Floor, divided by a Hall and Stair-Case in the Centre, with convenient Offices; a large handsome Garden, walled and planted with the choicest Fruit Trees; also a Brewhouse, Barn, Stable, Cowhouse, and Shed, all in good Repair; together with about 19 Acres of rich Freehold Pasture Land, close adjoining, most delightfully situated near the Turnpike Road, within one Mile and a Half of the Centre of the Town of Birmingham, late in the Possession of Mr. John Darbyshire, but now of Henry Wynn, at the yearly Rent of £58 10s. N.B. In this Lot there is a very valuable Mine of Sand, used for casting Brass-Work in Birmingham.
Lot 2. Two Acres and three Quarters, or thereabouts, of very rich Freehold Pasture Land, in two Pieces, at a Place called Caplewood Barn, within one Mile of the Centre of Birmingham aforesaid; it is a pleasant Eminence for building, commanding a View of the Town; in the Possession of Mrs. Sarah Hughes, at the Yearly Rent of £11.
Lot 3. Two Acres and one Rood of rich Freehold Meadow Land, at a Place called Spark Brook, within two Miles from the Centre of Birmingham aforesaid; also three small Freehold Tenements and Gardens; the Tenements are let to J. Chillingworth, James Whitehouse, and John Cotterel, at the respective yearly Rents of £4, £3 5s., and £3. 3s.
Further Particulars may be had of Mr. Parnther, in Bartlet's Buildings, London; of Mr. Meredith, Attorney at Law, or Mr. Richard Rabone, both of Birmingham aforesaid.




ESSENCE of PEPPERMINT
By his Majesty's Royal Letters Patent.

FOR cholicky and gouty Pains in the Stomach and Bowels, for Sea Sickness, Reachings, Faintings, Lowness of Spirits, and all Disorders arising from Wind Multitudes of Infants, as well as others, are daily relieved from its most Cordial and Stomachic Effects, not equalled by any other Medicine.
Prepared and sold by J. Juniper, Patentee, at Nottingham, in stopped Bottles, at 3s and Phials, at 1s each, and is by him appointed to be sold at the old Warehouse, Macclesfield-Street, Soho; by Mr. Oldham, Chymist, in the Hay-Market; Bayley, Perfumer, Cockspur-Street, Wilkie, St.Paul's Church-Yard; and wholesale and retale, at Boosey's circulating Library, No.39, King-Street, Cheapside; and at the Rainbow-Coffee-House, Cornhill.

A Caution:- To prevent Imposition by base Counterfeits each Bill of Directions is signed by the Patentee's own Hand.




Baynard's Rheumatic Drops, &c.

THE Attention of the Public is earnestly requested at this Period, when Rheumatic Complaints are so universally prevalent, to the Efficacy and happy Effects of BAYNARD's DROPS, which have never failed procuring Relief in the last Stage of that dreadful Disorder; they are also highly beneficial in the Gout; they likewise give immediate Relief in the Cholic, and most excruciating Fits of the Gravel.
A Collection of Cases is given gratis by the Author, John Baynard, Surgeon, at Colnbrook, Bucks; by J. Bew, No.28, Pater-noster-Row; Richardson and Urquhart, Royal Exchange; Curtis, Fleet-Street; Durham, Cockspur-Street, May-Fair; Luchman, Minories; Williams, behind the New Church, Strand; and Smith, Music-Seller, Blackman-Street, Southwark, London; where Bottles, at 6s each, may be had, with printed Directions, and in most Country Towns in the Kingdom.

Country Dealers are requested to send their Orders to J. Bew, as above, and proper Allowance will be made them.




JOHN MILLOT, Habit and Mantua-maker, No.2, Charles-Street, Covent-Garden, late Apprentice and Foreman to Mr. Miller, Tavistock-Street, upwards of 30 Years, makes, in the newest and genteelest Fashion, Ladies Ri.ing[?] Habits, Mantuas, Negligees, Brunswicks, Polane.e [?] Night Gowns, &c. also Childrens Slips and Dresses, on reasonable Terms. Mrs. Millot waits on those Ladies who chuse it the same as Mrs. Miller did. We return our most grateful Thanks to those Ladies who have already employed us, and hope for the Continuance of their Favours.

Letters and Orders duly attended to.




At a General Court of the Governors of the BRIDEWELL and BETHLEM HOSPITALS, held at Bridewell Hospital, March 2, 1775.
It was ordered, nemine contradicente, That Mr. WILLIAM KINLESIDE should be discharged from the Office of TREASURER, and struck off the List of Governors of those Hospitals. That the House lately built and allotted for the Residence of such Treasurer, should be returned Lady-Day next; and
That the Committee of Treasury be desired to treat with any Person who shall offer to rent the said House.

JOHN WOODHOUSE, Clerk.

N.B. The Committee of Treasury meet every Saturday Morning, at Eleven o'Clock precisely, at Bethlem-Hospital.




LINCOLNSHIRE.

NOTICE is hereby given, that General Meetings of the Proprietors of Estates, in the Soke of Bolingbroke, East Holland, and the Level Towns, draining by Wainfleet Haven, will be holden at the Times and Places following, viz at the White Hart Inn, in the said County, on Monday the 23d Day of March next and at the St.Alban's Tavern, in St.Alban's -Street, on Saturday the 29th Day of April next, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon of each of the said Days, to take into Consideration Mr. Grundy's Report, and the Plans and Levels by him made and taken, and to determine upon such Mode of proceeding as shall seem to them best adapted for the general Drainage and Improvement of the said Country.




ANNUITIES.

ANY Person entitled to an Income for Life in any Way well secured, and desirous of procuring a Sum of Money by the Grant of an Annuity out of such Income, may be immediately accommodated on equitable Terms.

The personal Security of any Person of Fortune and Character, who might not chuse to incumber his Estate, would not be objected to.

Applications, from Principals only, either in Person (from nine to Three o'Clock) or by Letters, to Mr. Albert, No.75, New Bond-Street, will be duly attended to.
N.B. From eight to Nine Pounds Purchase will be given for Annuities for the Lives of the Granters, if secured in the public Funds, or upon landed Estates, and nothing under £50 per Annum will be purchased.




ALEXANDER EMERTON and Co. at the Bell, opposite Arundel-Street in the Strand, London, beg Leave to return their particular Acknowledgements to the Nobility, Gentry, and others, for the Favours they have received, and to assure them they will employ every Endeavour to merit their future Commands, as they continue to sell at the lowest Prices all Sorts of Colours, ready prepared, in the same Manner as they have hitherto done, for 50 Years past, that Gentlemen, with the Assistance of a printed Direction, may set their Labourers to paint any Kind of Work, and gain a Saving of 10 per Cent.
All Orders above Two Pounds, ready Money, will be allowed a Discount of five per Cent, if three Month's Credit, two and a half, beyond which they would be understood not to extend their Plan.

N.B. Colours for Exportation; Vermilion, not less than a Pound, at 5s. 6d.




STAGE-WAGGONERS, to any Part of England, may be supplied with ROLLING-CARRIAGES of various Kinds, by the Day, Week, or Year; the Rollers are 16 Inches broad and three Feet high, with wrought Iron Rims, are allowed to pass toll-free at all the Turnpikes, and may be drawn by any Number of Horses.
Great Variety of Rolling-Carriages, and Rollers for Lands or Gardens upon a new Plan are ready for Inspection, and may be had of J. Sharp, No.15, Leadenhall-Street; or at his Iron Manufactory, Union-Bridge, Tooley-Street, Southwark.

Also Chaff-Cutters, for Hay, Straw, or Cane-Tops, with double Knives, and other Improvements.

Also Engines for weighting Horses, or Cattle, Hogsheads, Bales, Hay, or any other bulky Commodity, from a few Pounds to three or four Tons, and so small as to be easily lifted from one Part of a Yard or Warehouse to another, very convenient for Wharfingers, Carriers, Inns, Grocers, Farmers, &c.





PARALLEL RULERS
For the Use of practical Geometricians, Architects, Draftsmen, and others.

THE new Rolling Parallel Ruler, invented by Mr. A.G. ECKHARDT, of the Hague (for which he obtained his Majesty's Royal Letters Patent) are made by P. and J. Dolland, Opticians, in St.Paul's Church Yard. This Ruler is a Parallelogram, made of Ebony, 6, 9, 12, or 18 Inches long, with a Brass Roller near each End, which Rollers being exactly the same Size, and being connected by a Steel Axis, when the Ruler is rolled forward or backwards, it moves in a Direction parallel to itself. Of these Rulers there are four different Sorts : The first, which is the most simple, is as above described; the second is with the Addition of an Ivory Cylinder, fixed close to each Brass Roller, and being divided into Inches and Tenths of Inches, shews the Space the Ruler moves with it is rolled on the Paper; the third Sort is with the Addition of Slips of Ivory laid on the Edges of the Ebony Ruler, and divided into Inches and Tenths of Inches, as a plain Scale, and may be used for the same Purposes; the fourth Sort is with the Addition of a circular enameled Dial-Plate, with a Hand, which is moved round by Means of a Wheel and Pinion, and shews the Space it moves to the Distance of 14 Inches. The Use of the above Rulers to draw Lines, to raise and let fall Perpendiculars, to draw Squares and Parallelograms, to divide Lines, &c. will fully appear by a more particular Description, with a Copper-Plate Print of them, which may be had of the Makers as above. In order to prevent Trouble to those who may chuse to send their Orders for any of these Rulers, it is thought necessary to add the Prices, which are as follow :

In.lo.£.s.d.I. l.£s.d.I. l.£s.d.I. l.£s.d.
1st Sort,6060I9070I12086I180120
2d Sort,6080I9090I120106I180146
3d Sort,60106I90126I120150I18110
4th Sort,61160I9200I12250I182126



N.B. The above Ruler, six Inches long, may be had in Cases, with the usual Kinds of Drawing Instruments.





WANTED to rent, A ready furnished HOUSE, from 18 to 30 Miles from London, in a dry pleasant Country, consisting of a good Eating-Room and Drawing-Room, five Bed-Chambers, Stabling for five or six Horses, double Coach-House, good Offices, Plenty of Good Water, and from 12 ro 20 Acres of good Pasture Land.

Letters (Post-paid) addressed to J. R. Pon's Coffee-House, Castle-Street, Leicester-Square, will be duly acknowledged.




BUCKINGHAMSHIRE MILITIA.
March 1, 1775.

NOTICE is hereby given, that a General Meeting of the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Bucks, will be held at the Red Lion Inn, in High Wycombe, on Monday the 20th of this Instant, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of carrying into Execution the Powers granted by the Laws now in Force relative to the Militia.
By Order of the Lord Lieutenant.
BENJAMIN ASHWELL,
Clerk of the General Meetings.
N.B. As there are the following Vacancies in the Regiment, viz one Captain, two Lieutenants, and six Ensigns, such Gentlemen as are willing to serve, are desired to send their Names in Writing to the Lord Lieutenant, specifying the Rank in which they are willing to serve.




RIVER WITHAM, Lincolnshire.

THE General Commissioners for Drainage by the River Witham, do hereby give Notice, that they do intend that their next Meeting be held at the George, in Sleaford, in the said County, on Friday the 10th of March next, to borrow the further Sum of £6000 on the Credit of the Taxes arising from the Lands, chargeable to the said Drainage of such Persons as are willing to advance the same in Shares of not less than £300 each, and for which legal Interest will be given, and very regularly paid by the Treasurer once a Year.
The Fund out of which these Taxes arise, is an increasing one, and will be still daily improving from the Inclosure of common Fens, and other Lands, liable to the Drainage Taxes, and there is at this Time at least £500 a Year more than sufficient to answer the annual Interest of the Money already borrowed.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Bankes, of Sleaford; Mr. Joseph Newman, the Treasurer, at Frampton, near Boston; and of Messrs. Wall and Bury, in the Inner Temple, London.




DESERTED from his Majesty's 29th Regiment of Foot, at Chatham, Feb. 25, 1775,

WILLIAM ELWELL (Grenadier) aged 22 Years, five Feet 10 Inches and a Quarter high, fresh Complexion, sandy Hair, grey Eyes, long Visage, a little pitted with the Small-Pox, straight and stout made, by Trade a Locksmith, born at Bilston in Staffordshire, formerly belonged to the 3d Regiment of Dragoons, and 11th Regiment of Foot; went off in his Regimentals.
Also WILLIAM LANDERS (Grenadier) aged 22 Years, five Feet nine Inches and a Half high, fresh Complexion, light brown Hair, hazle Eyes, a little pitted with the Small-Pox, and freckled, a hairy Mole on the Left Check, straight and stout made, by Trade a Cordwainer, born in Stafford, went off in his Regimentals.

The above Deserters have been guilty of Desertion before, and have now robbed their Comrades.

Whoever apprehends the above Deserters, or either of them, and lodges him or them in any of his Majesty's Gaols, and gives Notice thereof to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment at Chatham, or to Mr. Edward Bisshop, Agent for the said Regiment, Vine-street, Piccadilly, London, shall receive Twenty Shillings Reward for each, over and above what is allowed by Act of Parliament.




SURINAM or CATTLE POTATOES, to be sold, which for many uncommon Qualities, much surpass any Potatoe ever usually cultivated in this Kingdom: this Product is so great as almost to surpass Belief; having yielded in the Proportion of Fifty Tons upon an English Acre, and commonly gain a clear Profit of over £50 per Annum. They will thrive greatly on Soils quite improper for common Potatoes, and on such are proper for the latter, they will yield six times the Crop. It is for all Kinds of Cattle superior to any Sort; fattening Swine equally well with Pease; fattening Oxen without Hay, better than Turnips will with Hay, and being a Food equally good for Horses as Carrots: Cows, when fed with it give the sweetest Milk that makes excellent Butter, and no Sort of Sustinance is better for Sheep and Lambs both fat and lean : It is also for the Table a very fine Potatoe, for such as like waxy Sorts; the Growth of them varies from others. Gentlemen and Farmers curious in Husbandry can never introduce any Thing so profitable in their Fields.
To be had every Day from Eleven till Three, at the Warehouse in George's-Yard, Oxford-Street, over-against Dean-Street, Soho, at Four Shillings and Sixpence the Bushel, for ready Money only. Printed Directions for cultivating them will be given to the Buyers.




TO be LETT, for seven Years, the MANSION called HEDINGHAM CASTLE, in Essex, fifty miles from London, with the greatest Part of the Furniture, and about twenty Acres of Land, with a Right of Sporting in the extensive Manors thereof.
Enquire of Mr. John Dodson, the Steward, on the Premisses, or of Mr. Peter Flood, at Batson's Coffee House, near the Royal Exchange, or of Mr. George Sangster, Nurseryman, Brook-Street, near Brentwood, Essex.




TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by THOMAS SHAW, at the George Inn, Woburn, in the County of Bedford, on Wednesday the 15th inst. beginning punctually at Eleven o'Clock, in nine distinct Lots.
The FREEHOLD and LEASEHOLD ESTATES of AMBROSE REDDALL, late of Eversholt, in the County of Bedford, Esq. deceased, situate lying and being in the several Parishes of Eversholt and Toddington, in the said County of Bedford; consisting of three Farms, well inclosed, and in good Repair; two Cottages, and Homesteads, and sundry Pieces and Parcels of Land.
At the same Tome will be sold, a Copyhold Messuage, situate at Ivenghoe, in the County of Bucks. Likewise a Reversionary Right in certain Lands lying at North Crawley, in the said County of Bucks.
Printed Particulars to be had of Mr. Fothergill, in Bedford-Row, Holborn, London; and of Thomas Shaw, Auctioneer, at Woburn, Bedfordshire.




MONEY MATTERS.

THE Nobility, Gentry, and other Persons, intitled to Estates, or yearly Incomes for Life, having Occasion to raise temporary Sums of Money, may be accommodated with Secrecy and Despatch, on equitable Terms, by applying personally, or by Letter, to Mr. Bertie; in Vine-street, Piccadilly.

N.B. Clergymen in Possession of Livings; and Officers of Rank in the Army, may be accommodated.




GENTLEMENS Chests of Tools, on a new Construction, much superior to any yet made, fitted up with Tools of the best Sort, sold only by AMORY, No.488, facing Hungerford-Street, Strand, where may be had, the new-invented Patent Sash Fastening, new invented Gun[?] Rods, with all Sorts of Kitchen Utensils, in Iron, Copper, & Tin, with every Article in the Ironmongery, Braziery, or Cutlery, at the best and most reasonable Rates.

Allowance made to Merchants for Exportation.




To be Sold by Auction, by Mr. HIBBERDINE, at Garraway's Coffee-House, in Exchange Alley, on Thursday the 30th of March, 1775, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, in eighteen separate Lots.
A capital FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD ESTATE, situate in the Parish of Swineshead, near Boston, in the County of Lincoln, a desirable Purchase, being very improveable, and lett to good Tenants at Will, at about £250 per Ann.
Printed Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had, by the 17th of March, of Mr. Brough, at Newark; of Mr. Cowper Love, of Swinshead, who will show the Premisses, likewise at several Places in Lincolnshire; of which timely Notice shall be given; and of Mr. Hibberdine, Crutched-Friars; London.




PEMBROKESHIRE.
TO be SOLD, the two remaining Lots of the ESTATE of JOHN WOGAN, Esq. viz.

I. The MANOR and RECTORY of BOULSTON; situate within three Miles of Haverford West; together with between 1100 and 1200 Acres of Meadow, Pasture, Arable, and Wood Land, Tithe-Free. In many Parts of this Lot are very good Lime-Stone Quarries, which may be worked to great Advantage for the Improvement of the Estate, and for Sale to the Neighbourhood. There are also evident Marks of Coal, under a considerable Part of it. The Woods and Timber are upon the Banks of Milford Haven, from whence they, as well as the Coal, may be shipped at a very small Expence. The whole is in a Ring Fence (Three Quarters of which Fence is the Haven, and Branches from it). Several Parts of Boulston are exceedingly eligible to build a Mansion House upon, and command extensive Views of the Haven, and the Country adjacent.
II. WILLIAMSTON WEST, situate within Half a Mile of Saint Bride's Bay on the West, and within. Three Miles of Haverford West, and the Haven on the East; consists of between 500 and 600 Acres; very improveable, and from several Trials made, there is a certainty of Coal under a considerable Part of it.
Particulars to be had of Mr. Black, near Harlow, Essex, and Mess. Coulthard, Wildman, and Graham, of Lincoln's-Inn, who are impowered to treat for the Sale.




FLOUR-MILLS.

TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Thomas Miller, Auctioneer, at the Three Tuns, at Bungay, in Suffolk, on Monday the 20th Day of March next, between the Hours of Two and Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, the following ESTATES (if not sooner disposed of by private Contract, of which timely Notice will be given in this Paper).
Lot 1. The Water-Mill, situate in Bungay; and the Dwelling House adjoining, with a Stable, Wash-House, Yard, and Garden thereto belonging. Also a Building adjoining to the said Mill, consisting of a Miller's Dwelling, Accompting House, and large Store Chamber. The Mill was entirely new built, and furnished in a very compleat and commodious Manner in 1771; is capable of doing a large Quantity of Business, and is allowed to be the most eligible Situation in the Counties of Norfolk, or Suffolk, as it stands at the Head, and within a few Feet of the Naviagable River from Yarmouth, by which Corn may be delivered to the Mill, and Flour sent from them to Beccles, Yarmouth, Norwich, &c. without any Expence of Cartage. The Dwelling House is sashed and consists of three low Rooms, with a good Chamber, and Garrets over; thoroughly repaired in 1772.
Lot 2. A Wind-Mill in compleat Repair, and a Piece of Copyhold Land on which it stands, with a large new-erected Stable thereon.
Lot 3. An Ozier Ground, planted three Years since, and is now in its Prime, consisting about two Acres of Land.
Lot 4. A Lease of a Meadow, for sixty Years from Michaelmas 1774, containing one Acre and three Roods.
N.B. The above Estates are moderately assessed to the Land Tax. Bungay is a pleasant, and large Market Town, situated in a fertile Country, on the River Waveney, running to Yarmouth, and navigable no further than Bungay, which occasions great Quantities of Com being brought for Sale to the Market there, and is only seven miles from Harleston, and none from Halesworth, both very good Markets for buying Wheats.

For Particulars enquire at the said Mill; or of Mr. Henry Negus, of Bungay.




By the King's Royal Letters Patent.
HORSE-BALLS
. Prepared and sold by WILLIAM RADLEY, Druggist and
Chymist, No. 27, near Gray's-Inn-Gate, Holbourn.
PURGING BALLS, 2s. a Parcel, containing three Doses, which are very small and easy to give a Horse, and operate without the least Griping or Sickness.
DIURETIC BALLS. 2s. a Pot, which cure the Grease, and most other Humours, by an urinary Discharge.
CORDIAL SAFFRON BALLS, 3s. a Pot.· Fever Powders, 3s a Parcel.
WORM POWDERS and WORM RALLS, 6d. each.
PECTORAL POWDERS for Coughs and epidemic Colds, 2s. a Parcel.
PURGING BALLS for HOUNDS, 2s. 6d. per Box.
GOULARD's EXTRACT of SATURN, 2s. 6d. a Bottle.
Horse Medicine Chests, complete, £5. 5s.




To the PUBLIC.

THE Son of Thomas Trueman, of Kensington, a Child of four Years old, is cured of Scrophula, of King's Evil, by the Use of Maredant's Drops (prepared by Mr. Norton, Surgeon, in Golden-Square,) after having been in Hospital twelve Months, and tried every other Means in vain. He was so severely afflicted with this dreadful Complaint, that it was proposed in the Hospital (as the only Means of saving his Life) to take off both a Leg and an Arm.

Witnesses to the above Cure, who live in Kensington.

John Trueman, Frances Curtis, John Elly,
Thomas Todd, Ann Broxon, Ann Bowdry.



Any Person, still doubtful of the Efficacy of this Medicine, may (by applying to Mr. Norton, Surgeon, the West Side of Golden-Square, near Piccadilly, London, the only Author and Proprietor, where these Drops are sold in Bottles, at 6s. each) be fully convinced of their good Effects, by being referred to many People of Credit, who have been cured of the Leprosy, Scurvy, Ulcers, the Evil, Fistulas, Piles, long continued Inflammations of the Eyes, and every other Disorder arising from a Foulness of the Blood. They may be taken in any Season, without the least Inconvenience or Hindering of Business. They also perfect Digestion, and amazingly create an Appetite.- None are genuine by what are signed by John Norton, in his own Hand-Writing.

N.B. These Drops are in square Bottles, with the following Inscription of them, viz. John Norton, only Proprietor and Author of Maredant's Drops.