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to the utmost, hoisted a fignal, and fired guns No coasters have arrived in the river for of distress, which foon brought great numbers three weeks past, the small ports on the Kentish, to our asfi{tance. Their efforts seemed at last Essex, and other coasts, being blocked up by to be blessed with success; the flames became ice. modelate, and we began to think ourselves Extract of a letter from Worcester, Feb. 8. secure; fatal security to many! for in about “ It is now near Seven weeks fonce the rigour ffteen minutes from eight o'clock the ship of the season set in here, in which time the

river Severn has been frozen up three times, a « I was stunned and throwu down with the circumstance never known here in the memory explogon, and before I could recover from the of the oldest inhabitant. A thaw cime on fhock, a yard fell across me, attended with Thursday last, and on Friday the river was by much excruciating torture ; my fight failed the flood cleared of the ice in little more than me, but just as I was finking, I recovered so one hour ; but before ten at night it was again far as to cling to the spar which was above me, frozen at the bridge, and the river is now full and which luckily Aoated me to the surface. to the tops of the banks, and covered cntirely Vaft numbers were killed on the quarter-deck, with ice, near five miles.” owing to all the spars, which are placed along 11. His Majesty in Council was this day the middle of the ship, being thrown upon it. plcased to appoint the following Sheriffs, viz. I was carried on board the Juno frigate, where SOUTH WALES. I was treated with the greatest kindness and Brecon, Edmund Williams, of Tymawar. humanity, and am now thoroughly recovered. Carmarthen, Robert Banks Hodgkinson, of

The cause of this dreadful affair was the Edwinsford. villainy and carelessness of our cooper and Cardigan, William Williams, of Cardigan, fteward, who were employed in stealing li- Glamorgan, John Richards, of Energlyn. quors; they had stuck a candle against a beam, Pembroke, John Protheroe, of Egermont. which dropping into the bucket full of spirits, Radnor, Bushe Shelley, of Michaelchurch, immediately set it on fire, as also the puncheon; Esquires. they attempted to smother it by putting in the NORTH WALES. bung, but it instantly burit the cask, and threw Anglesey, Thomas Ashton Smith, of Tree, the burning fpirits all over the lazaretto, which farthyn. was full of spirits, oil, pitch, and cordage, Carnarvon, Robert Wynne, of Llanerch. being only separated by the deck from the Denbigh, John Ellis, of Eyton. magazine, which was directly under it.

Flint, Thomas Patton, of Flint. " There were killed by this melancholy ac- Merioneth, David Roberts, of Blacnyddol. dident, leven lieutenants, and ninety-seven Montgomeryshire, Bell Lloyd, of Bodfach, petty officers and feamen belongin: to tbe men Esquires. of war; two officers and twenty-five seamen St. James's, Feb. 11. A meslenger arrived belonging to the Indiamen, all our officers, this morning from his Excellency Sir Robert with about fifteen petty officers and seamen, Ainfle, his Majesty's ambasador at Conftantia and four passengers. Mr. Ross, midlaipman, nople, with an account of the pacification bebeing on the poop, escaped unhurt. Many tween Russia and the Ottoman Porte being more were saved, but come with fractured happily accomplished; and that a definitive arlimbs, and otherwise much hurt."

rangement was signed by Mons. de Bulgakoff, 12. An express arrived at the India-house, the Ruffian envoy, and the Ottoman ministers, with advices from Bombay. The express left on the 8th of last month. Ballora the 7th of October, and Bombay the 15. At leven o'clock in the evening, a very It of September. The principal ad:ice was, bright comet was seen in Pisees, with about 35 that all the outward-bound thips had arrived degrees of right afcenfion, and five degrees fafe, and that fuch haftilites as had before north declination. It has a tail of upwards of been advised, bad totally ceased with the one degree. It appears like a star of the fourth Erench, the declaration of peace having been magnitude, and is visible to the naked eye, read to the French truops, who were joined It is supposed to be the same as that which was with the troops of Tippoo Saib. -Tippoo Saib seen in France by Compte de Laflini, on the bad made a breach in the fortifications of Man- 24th of January laft. Ralore, on the 2d of August, which place he At Manchester 1200 families, containing had closely invested with a great army; but nearly 5000 persons, have had coals and provi, hoftilities had ceased between him and Colonel fons distributed amongst them during the Campbell on the 12th of the same month, at inclemency of tho scalon, and a fubfcription which time Colonel Mac Leod' had arrived is till open to provide for their further supwith succours, and had a personal conference port, with Tippoo Saih at landing. He also attend. So intense is the frost in Holland, that wa. ed him the next day, when he declared he was ter is sold at Amsterdam at seven stivers, (near for peace, and had ordered the English Officers 8d. English) per pail; and at Rotterdam there confined at Siringa Patna to be released, at is the largest fair on the ice ever known, which place Col. Mac Leod was to give him with playhouses, and other places of diversion. another meeting, so that by this time it is. Extract of a letter from Flushing, Feb. 3. thought that peace is finally chablished in India. “ Thc Admiral, Peter Hein, of axty guns,

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and the Valck noop, of sixteen guns, are are bury, President of the Society, the Bifhops of rived in the outer harbour (from the Weft-In- Ely, Worceiter, Oxford, Exeter, Lincoln, Sto dies) where they must remain till the severe David's, and Brittol, the Lord Mayor, Mr. weather breaks up, as they cannot come in for Sheriff Turner, with many of the dignified ice. The two Schelds, the Maese, Rhine, Clergy. The sermon was preached by the Moselle, and indeed all the rivers in these parts Bishop of Oxford, Dr. Butler. After services are frozen up. The island of Zealand is sure the Sword-bearer, went with an invitation rounded by hills of ice, a circumstance never from the Lord Mayor to the Archbishop and known before in our memory, and the more Bithops, to dine with his Lordship at the extraordinary, as it is almost every where sur- Mansion-house, which their Lordships ac* rounded by the sea water."

Extract of a letter from Aberdeen, Feb. 9. Was tried before Earl Mansfield, and a Spe

“At a small village in this country, the snow cial Jury, in the Court of King's-Bench, at lying so deep'as to be above the houses, the Westminster-hall, a cause of some concern to inhabitants have fcooped out a way under the certain clerks of a publick office. The action snow, the length of the village, leaving a solid was brought to recover the sum of 145. said to arch at least fix feet thick over head.”

be illegally taken for the delivery of a document, A letter from Dover says, that a number of or certificate, under the King's fignmengel, co ladies and gentlemen are daily coming from protect tips from capture at the time the prea Paris, who in general give a shocking descrip- liminary articles of peace were figned. It apa tion of that city, on account of the badness of peared that the fees of about 71. for such docothe weather; and that for three weeks before ment or certificate, were always paid for the they left it they were not able to stir out with- King's authority and protection, but the sum out carriages, and those the horses with great of 145. was demanded and received for a certain difficulty dragged along the ftreets, which were description of clerks in the office. The der full of water and filth.

fence set up was an ancient usage from the 17. The river Thames was covered with ice year 1710, and an invariable custom fince that from Ratcliffe-cross and Limehouse quite to period. The noble Judge, in his charge, obthe oppofite shore, so that it appeared like one. served, that if the custom was against the law, continued surface of solid ice, and the river for it was an assumption infupportable, and there that time might be said to be froze over; it was seemed no pretence for the additional claim of much about the time of high water.

145. The Jury found damages for that sum, They write from Portsmouth, that business thereby setting aside the demand. is almost at a Hand in the Dock-yard, on account of the severity of the weather : the gen

PROMOTION S. tlemen of the town have subscribed a sum of His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, the money for buying the necessaries of life for the additional dignity of a Baron of Great Britain, support of the labourers belonging to the Dock. by the title of Lord Lovaine, Baron Alnwick, yard, and their families, till they can go to with remainder to his Grace's second son,' work again,

Lord Algernon Percy—The Right Hon. Henry A gentleman who is arrived in town from Frederick Carteret, to be. Baron Carteret, of the North says, that he never travelled at a Hawnes, in the county of Belford-Edward time when he found so much difficulty in get. Eliott, Erq; to be Baron Eliott of. St. Ger." king along the roads; that the wheels of the mains, in the county of Cornwall-Richard poft-chaise were frequently so clogged with snow Camons, Esq; to be a Corsmisioner of Sale and ice, that they were obliged to cut it off Duty-Thomas, Earl of Effingham, to be with an axe before they could proceed, and in Master and Worker of his Majesty's MiniSeveral places they were forced to dig the Lord George Henry Lenox, to be Conttable of chaise out of the snow and ice, it being so deep the Tower of London-His Gruce the Duke of: that the horses could not drag it out.

Rutland, to be Lord Lieutenant of Ireland A letter from North Wales says, that the Mr. Ord, to be Secretary to the Duke of Rutoldeit man living does not remember such a fall. landb. Hulle, to be Comptroller of the of snow in those parts as they have had this Houthold; Col. Stevens and Lieut, Cc. St.' winter. In many places it is twelve feet deep, Leger, Grooms of the Bed-chamber; and Ma-fa that they have been obliged to house all jor Churchill and the Hon. Capt. Ludlow, their cattle, and the roads are rendered almost Equerries to his Royal Highness the Prince of impaffable: the poor are in a moft wretched Wales-Earl Temple to be Lord Privy Seal condition, being in want of provisions and General Pite to be Commander in Chief of the fuel, and several poor aged persons have beca Forces in Ireland. found dead in their huts, through the in

BIRTHS. clemency of the weather, and the want of ne- Lady Algernon Percy, of two sons-Coun. ossaries,

tess of Weltmoreland, of a fon and beir. 20. Was held, in Bow Church, the anni.

MARRIAGE. versary meeting of the Society for the Propa- Mr. Falkner, Clerk of the Privy Council, gation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, ac, to Miss Payntz, niece to the Counters Dowager which were profeat the Archbishop of Cantern of Spencer.

DEATHS.

DEATHS.

Dywrth, Flintshire, miller Richard Powell, Lord Ravensworth, at Ravensworth Castle, of Cumberland-street, Shoreditch, brick-maker Durham Mrs. Catherine Salbət, fifter to the - John Lovett, of the Grange-road, Surry, 12e Lord Chancellor Talbot, aged 95-Sr merchant-Thomas Williams, of Llanduvery John Hamilton, Bart. Captain or a guard- Carmarthenthire, sadler- Andrew Mitchell, Ihip at Portsmouth-Prince Lobkowitz, chief of Bucklersbury, factor-Thomas Wood, of of that family, at Vienna-John Darker, Esq; Wantage, mercer-John Clarkson, of Preston, Representative for the borough of Leicester, linen-draper-Thomas Bolas, of the Temple, and Treasurer of St. Bartholomew's Hospital - cornfacto: Thomas Bolas, of the Temple, Dr. Jeremiah Milles, Dean of Exeter, and and John Robfon, of Crutched-friars, cornPresident of the Society of Antiquaries—The fa&ors-John Bedford, of Epping, tallowPrincess Frederica Louisa, Margravine Dowa- chandlers-Thomas Lempriere, of Queen-street, ger of Anspach, and Gifter to the King of London, merchant-James Roffer, of Trellicky Prufa, aged 70~Mr. Ody, of, Pawlett, in Monmouthshire, timber - merchant - Joseph Somersethire, aged 99-The Rev. Dr. Mo- Paine, of Catherine-ftreet, cabinet-makerrell, Fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian So- Jimes Shepley, of Mitfield, Yorkshire, malto ceties, and Secretary to the latter Society, iter-Samuel Leiter, of Liverpool, butcher aged 82.

James Shoply, of Liverpool, coinfactor BANKRUPTCY supe:feded. Benjamin Bewicke, Calverley Bewicke, and Edward Lane, of Birmingham, edge-tool- Foulerande Mourgue, of Mincing-lane, mera miker.

chants-- John King, of Dean-Street, Soho, CERTIFICATES granted. money scrivener-James Duncan, of St. George, John Potletliwaite, of Liverpool, merchant- Middlesex, mariner-James Nelson, of WestonWilliam Rawlence, of Bewley, Southampton, street, Southwark, cornfactor--Ralph Turner, fa pkeeper--- John Hirit and Matthew Hirit, of Stone, Staffordshire, grocer-Richard Wila the younger, of Bradshaw, Yorkshire, dealers lianis, of Knightor, Radnorshire, inholder Thomas Bramston, of Ugley, Elex, deater- Thomas Whalley, of Warrington, dealer William Dingman, of Liverpool, merchant William Whitrow, of Fort-ftreet, Middlesex, Henry Fayle, of Preston, woollen-draper- snag-manufacturer - Thomas Morgan, of PortfJohn Fayle, of Preston, dealer--William Croft, mouth, llopseller-John Rowfall, of St. Anuf Birkacre, Lancashire. Callico-urinter-John. drew, Holborn, money scrivener John Millett, Kinilaw, of Little Suffolk-street, dealer-Sa- of Wilsden, Middlefex, horredealer - John muei Bedford, of Worcester, m liter-William Read, Peter Read and Robert Read, of Furd. Morgan, of Paul Baker s-court, coal and wine ingham, Hants, callico printers-Jonatha: Merchant--Samuel Gould, of Old Bond-street, Smith, of Waltham-abbey, linen-draper-Thocordwainer-David Richardson, of Manches- mas Fletcher, of Liverpool, ale-brewer-Wm. ter, callion printer-Gcorge Carpenter, of Mills and Samuel Kinner, of Reading, dealers Kidderminster, carpet manufacturer-Henry Thomas Monkhouse and George MonkCook, of Wells, mealman-Edward Thorp, of house, of Carlisle, drapers—Thomas ChapLombard-treet, watchmaker-Fell Parker, of many of Croydon, miller-Thomas Carpenter, Wapping, merchants-Benjamin Whittow, of of Poplar, brewer-Henry Norgrove, of St. Shoe-lane, brazier Richard Hands, of Bir, Andrew, Holborn, brewer-Richard Brett, of mingham, button-maker-Alexander Abrams, St. John's-street, Middlesex, taylor-James ei S. Mary Ax, merchant-Isaac Ayton, of Tarling, of Finchley.common, vintner-FranGreat Yarmouth, baker--Peter Grant of the cis Doyle, of Lower Grosvenor-street, butcher Inner Temple, merchant-Robert Forrester, Thomas Woodruffe, of Bakewell, Derbyshire, of Manchester, filk-manufacturer-Abraham miller-Benjamin Henfrey, of Shetfield, hardPerkins, Birmingham, japanner-Thomas Wareman-David Old, of Gracechurch-street, Keckwick, of Weitham Abbey, coal-mer- pin-maker-George Price and William Smith, chant.

of Birmingham, linen-drapers Francis Banks BANKRUPTS.

the elder, and Francis Baliks the younger, of Matthew Chubb, of Gainsford-street, cooper St. Alban's, millers-James Baker, of Bond-Lewis M'Cullock, of Swithin’s-lane, mer- ftreet, coachmaster--Benjamin Williams and chant - John Myles, of Culeman-ftreet, Benjamin Bacon, of Fenchurch-builings, merCarpenter – Jeremiah Atkinson, of Leeds, ha- chants—Robert Hatton and John Todd, of berdasher - Richard Horton, of Fryan Bar- Ogle-street, Mary-le-bone, merchants Wilset, charcoal-merchant-Charles Chambers liam Jewell, of Suffolk-street, Charing-cross, and Mathew Hiccux, of Angel-court, Throg- dealer-John Farrell, of Bridge-ftreet, WestKortón-itreet, merchants- Matthew Hicks, of minster, vintncs Richard Ratcliffe, of CockerBakewell, Derbyshire, dealer--Samuel Wita- mouth, merchant-Thomas Tuck, of Truro, ker, or Church-lane, St. Martins in the Fields, grocer-Richard Hand, of Marke: Harbon engraver George Hendry, of Portsmouth, rough, soapboiler-John Wilson, of Shurter's taylor-Richard Reed, of Swansea, Glamor- court, London, merchant-George Augustus ganshire, house carpenter-John Sadler, of Chandler, of Chatham, Shopkeepe-David Win.de.ter, printer-Henry Zinck, of Liver- Richardson, of Mancheiter, and John Richa pool, merchant-Richard Lowe, of Cleobury ardson, of Ratcliffe, Lancathire, callico-prisi, Mortimer, Salop, druggift-Edward Barnes, of ters,

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For M ARCH, 1784

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Page Account of the Life of George-Frederick vernment's Interference with the Af

Handel, with a Description of the in- fairs of the East India Company, &c. 211 tended Celebrity at Westminster Abbey, Thoughts on East India Affairs and the Pantheon, in commemoration Buckington's Serious Considerations on the of him

163 political Conduct of Lord North, &c, ibid. The Political State of the Nation, and Thoughts on the Idea of another Coalition 213

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215 under the name of Eliza 170 || Arthur's Sermons on various Subjects

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224 History of the Flagellants---concluded 199 Proceedings in Parliament

225 Playfair's System of Chronology

Account of the magnificent Alterations Richardson's Anecdotes of the Rulllan and Additions to Carleton House Empire

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