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intentions of embarking immediately for and Representatives in General Court after Europe.
bled, and by the authority of the same, TO Lord Macartney has, it is said, during the whosoever shall commit adultery with a mai short ftay he made in India, accumulatid ried woman, and be thereof convicted befor 42,000l. fterling. With this sum he is con- the superior Court, both of ihem shall b tent; and to thew that he has gained it fais- severely punished, by whipping on the pa ly, he has given to the Court of Directors, ked body, and stigmatized or burnt on the upon oath, a full and clear itsteinent of the forehead with the leter A. on a hot iron fame.
and each shall wear an halter about the The Swallow packet lest Bengal the 16th neck on the outside of their garments durin of August. The only passengers on brard their abode in this State, that it may be vi were Lord Macariney', Mr. Moore, and Cape.
lible: and as often as either of them shall be Church of the 102d regiment. She brings found without halters worn as aforesaid the agreeable news of all the Company's they shall, upon information and proof o China ships having arrived safe at Madras, the same, made before an affittant or justio and failed for China.
of the Peace, be by him ordered to be whip! By the Swallow we have the follow- not exceeding thirty stripes." ing authentic intelligence :
13. By a late account from Lyons ir The British inhabitants of Calcutta, at a France, we have information of a robbery public meeting convened by the High She- of a most extenfive nature having been com riff at the request of the Grand Jury, to mitted on the night of the 30th of Decemtake into confideration Mr. Piti's India ber lait, in the house of Melirs. Finguerlin Regulation Bill, came to several resolutions, and Scherer. It convited all of specie, and the principal and fubitance of which were, amounted to the value of 16,00al. Bill
1. That the clause which coinpels the have been industriouily circulated through Company's servants to deliver on oath an the various adjoining countries, in order to inveniory of their property, on their return
detect the offenders, hoine, is grievous and oppressive.
14. A new species of fraud has been com: 2. That the erection of a new tribunal for mireed upon the Bank. A person had paid trial of offences, and depriving them of the ten pounds in caih to the cathier, and reright of trial by jury, are violations of the ceived as usual a square bit of paper, with great charter of our liberties; and that the the number, date, and words, ten pounds. fending British fubje&ts rehiding in India 10 This document ought 10 have been carried be tried in England for offences committed immediatrly to the clerk to make out the there, is highiy dangerous to the security of Bote; instead of which he took it home, their persons and fortunes.
and curiously altered it to one hundred, and 3. That it is injurious to ebe Company's rerurning, obtained the note for that sum. servants to be dismified or recalled at the Extract of a Letter from York, Jar. 13. pleasure of the Crown, which is (in oiber During the fitting of the General Quarwords) at the will of the Minister.
ter Scilion of the Peace at New Malion on 4. That the admitting as evidence by the Tuciday last, a molt alarming accident hap Commissioners, all writings trunsmitted poned by a center beam, which supported from the East-Indies to the Court of Direc- the floor, giving way, and part of the floor tors, is fubversive of the established rules of fell in; the court being much crouded, it is evidence, and dangerous to his Majelty's supposed, three hundred people fell into Subjects returning from India.
the arca upwards of twelve feet. We are That therefore they will endeavour by all happy to inform the public, that no lives legal and conftitutional means to obt.:in a were luft, but several people were much repeal of the clauses in the faid Act which bruised, and ten persons received fractures impose these and other hardthips upon of their legs and arms. Molt providentially them : And that the preparing such petition for the magiftrates, a beam supported that and all other ncceffary measures to be taken part of the court near the bench; but the be left to a Select Coinmince of fifteen attornie, fuitors, &c. who fat at the table, chosen by the Meeting.
with their backs to the bar, went down. 10. James Murray, for forging the pro- The Counsel, Clerk of the Peace, his depubate of a seaman's will; Thomas Harris, for ty, and attornies who sat on the opposite lide theep-stealing ; George Willon and Joseph of the table, under the bench, escaped ; but Leonard, for house-breaking; Thomas Ship. remained in suspence, when they were Jey, for stealing property out of Dr. Warrei's obliged to be taken out of the windows by dwelling houte; Michael Druii, tor forgery ; ladders. The building was looked upon and Charles Seymour, for robbing his master as an exceeding strong one, not having been of a bank bill lor 481. were executed oppo. built above inmiy years, and was one of fire the debtors door at Newgnie, according the best court-houses in the North Riding. to their fentence.
On cxanination it appears that the beam An Act against and for the punishment of Aduls which gave wav, though of oak, was quite
te y in Connecticut, pulled in May 1784. decayed. I molt providentially happena " Be it enacted by the Governor, Council ej, that though there was a great concourse
of people about the court-house, no person, ridges, who was appointed in it executor was under when it fell in "
and refiduary legatee. On his cross exami15. The accounts which were received Darion by Mr. Erskine he varied in many from the Continent by the mails of Saturday particulars, as did some other of the witnesare equally shocking with those that our own les of the prosecution, and it was proved, coults afforded by the late storms. Several that he had sworn directly contrary to the veliels were loft between Dunkirk and Havre, evidence he now gave in a cause depending but the coast of Holland has been inore fatal in Doctors Commons, to try the validity of to many Dutch; the coast being literally the will ; several other witnesses however Arewed with wrecks.
were called in confirmation of his evidence, 16. The Cession ended at the Old Bailey, and about half past ten at night the prosecuwhen sentence of death was passed on leven tor finished his case. The prisoners counsel conviêts : 24 were ordered to be transported; then began their defence, which lasted till !4 to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour past four Sunday morning, when the eviin the house of corre&tion ; fix to be whip. dence given by the attorney and some others, ped; twe imprisoned in Newgate ; and were flatly contradicted in certain very ma. 16 discharged by proclamation.
terial circumstances, and several witnesses Amongte the prisoners capitally convicted were examined as to the relationship and afat this fefion was John Hogan, a mulatio, fection between the decealed and the wife fror the Madeiras, for the wilful murder of of Mr. Nathaniel Goodridge, and a great Asa Hunt, a servant to Mr. Orrell, in Chara number of respectable persons teftified the latie-freet, near Portland Chapel, on Sun- universal good character of the prisoners. day the 26ih of June lait, in a mor shock- The Judge, notwithstanding his great fatigue, ing manner, by cutting her throat in three fully sumined up the evidence, with obserċifferent places, quite through the wind- vations on it, and the Jury in about five mipipe, ftabbing her in the breast
, breaking nutes after, and without going out of court, one of her arms, fracturing her skull, beato pronounced a verdict of Not Guilly. ing in one of her eyes, and other mortal The capital convicts whose executions have wounds and bruises, of which she languished been respired, have further received his a thore time, and died. It appeared on the Majesty's mercy on the following condition trial, that the prisoner was a porter to a of transportation, viz. five to Africa for leChaircuaker of whom Mr. Orrell had bought ven years; thirty-nine to parts beyond seas, lome chairs, and sent them by him; that as his Majesty ihall think it fit, for seven be got acquainted with the deceased by the years, and six for their natural lives; and print of a ribbon, and often vifited her on five women on condition of being kept to a Sunday during the absence of the famly; hard labour in the house of correction, inrec that on the day he committed the fact, as he of them for twelve months, and iwo for fix
to a woman with whom he months cohabited, and who, about a fortnight since, 18. An arret has passed the seal of France, was discovered providentially by a cloak of in virtue of which all foreigners, of any reliMrs. Orrell's, which by the desire of the gion whatever, will be enabled to seitle in prisoner she had pawned in the Borough, he France, and purchase land, &c. as natives. kad attempted to force the deceased to fube This is done with a view to encourage fcmit to his unchalte defires, which she relift- reign manufactories, and will certainly be izg, he therefore perpretated the horrid the means of improving the kingdom. The murder. And
Droit d'Aubaine is entirely given up by the This morning John Hogan was taken French Monarch. from Newgale in a cart, and executed on a His most Christian Majesty in Council has şbber erected oppulite Mr. Orrell's house. also illucd out another arret, by which all toA before being turned off, the prisoner reign artists and manufacturers are invited bowed four times in the populace, and, in to come and settle in his dominions, and an audible voice, contested himself guilty bring with them as many hands as they of the murder, for which, he said, he had please, also their tools, &c. allowing them beca jully condemned to die.
great privileges, among those an exemption At the above letion also came on the trial for three years from all personal taxes; they of Mell. Goodridge and Evans, on an indict. are not subject to the militia law, nor at any mest for forging the will of Mr. Thomas time to have soldiers billeted on thein. They Sewiell, formerly of Saffron-hill, tallow- are allowed to import stock they have by Chandler, with intent to defraud Mr. Da- them at a reduced duty, &c. we Slark, of Newgate-itreet.
The case 20. The Judges heard the further argu. was opened by Sir Thomas Davenport, ments of Couníel on the case of George com el for che prosecution, and con- Coombes, who was tried about two years cinued upwards of two hours
. Witnesses fince for the wilful murder of one Allen, rewere then called to support the charge. The ferred to them at the last Admiralty feflions chief of these was an attorney, who proved, by Mr. Justice Nares. The case was pare (tar at the instigation of the prisoners he heard last Michaelmas term in the Court of madde the will in favour of ooc of the Good. Excheqner, and adjoursed,
Mr. Garrow inlifted that the prisoner, at of conduct which may be most conducive to the time he pulled the trigger of the gun, the public advantage, and to that lasting conwhich gave the deceased his mortal wound, nection between the fifter kingdoms, lo es. was locally standing upon the ground, and sential to the prosperity of both. not in the jurisdiction of the Court of Ad
Gentlemen of the House of Commons, mirally; and that therefore the offence Mould
“ I have ordered the Pubic Accounts and have been tried within the body of the other neceffary papers to be laid before you. county. Dr. Scott in reply maintained, that the
The principle which you have so wisely estamind went along with the offence, which blished, of preventing the accumulation of was completed when the deceased received
the national debt, will, I hope, appear alreathe woupd, and not before.
dy to have proved successful; and I entertain Next morning at the Admiralty Sessions, no doubt that your wisdom will persevere in the Judges gave their opinion, and he was measures which in their operation promise executed on Monday following:
such beneficial effects. His Majesty relies 24. From the late returns made to the Tax- with confidence upon your grant of such supoflice, it appears that England and Wales plies as are necessary for the public service, contain houses and cottages which are ex
and for the honourable support of his Gocoepied from the Window-Tax, on account of poverty, to the amount of 284:454 ; and
My Lords and Genilemen, the number of houses which pay the Wine, dow-Tax amounts to 714,916 ; which to
“ A fyftematic improvement of the Pogether wake 999:370 houles in the king lice, and a vigorous execution of the laws are dom.
ellen not only to the due collection o The public prints from different parts of the public revenue, but to the security of prithe kingdom give accounts of no fewer than vate property, and indeed to the protection forty sudden deaths fince the commencement of society. The frequent outrages which of the present year. Death is cominon- but have been committed in some parts of the so many momentary diffolutions in such a kingdom, will particularly call your attenIhort time is hardly on record!
tion to this important object. Extract of a Letter from Dublin, Jan. 25. “ It is unneceffary for me to recommend
" This lay his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, the Protestant Charter Schools to your proopened the Sellions of Parliament with the tection, or to enumerate the happy effects following speech.
which may be derived from your continued My Lords and Gintlemen,
attention to the linen or other manufactures“ Ir is with great fatisfaction that in
to the agriculture, and to the fisheries of this obedience to His Majesty's commands, I kingcom ; and to such measures as may animeet you again in Parliament. You will, 1 mete the industry, extend the education, and am persuaded, give your u:most aitention to
improve the morals of the people. the various objects of public concern which “ It will ever be my ambition to promote require your confideration. Your natural fo- the real interells of Ireland, and to contri. licitude for the welfare of Ireland, and a just bute by all means in my power towards eftasense of her real interests, will direct all your blishing its future prosperity on the surelt and deliberations, and point out to you the line moft latting foundation."
PRE FERMENTS, JANUARY 1786.
fier of his Majesty's Royal Court in the Ife HE lignity of a Viscount of the king- of Guernsey.
34th Regiment of Foot. Lieutenant Col. mund Sexten Pery, by the name stile and ti- Charles Hastings, from the Half-pay of the main tle of Viscount Pery, of Newtown-Pery, 720 Regiment, to be Lieutenant-Colonel, near his majesty's city of Limerick.
vice Robert Hoyes.
Robert Adair, Esq. to be Sargeon-General
be Anittant Surgeon-General.
Fellow of Emanuel College, Cambridge, to Jaibua Guilelin, jun. Efq, (upon the re- the Rectory of Loughborough, Leicetierthit, lignution of hos Failer) to be Clerk or Gref- worth gool. per Annum.
, NUARY 1786. TH "HE Hon. Mr. Pratt, only son of Lord Whitehaven, and one of his Majesty's Justices
Camden, to Miss Molesworth, fole for Cumberland, to Miss Grace Peele, of daugiiter and heiress of the late William Pap-caille. Molelworth, Esq. and niece to Lady Lucan. Lt. Francis Loveday, of the navy, to Miss
At Mount Denson, in Nova Scotia, Capt. Drake, of Lillingstone-Lovell, Oxfordshire, Dairymple of the 420 regiment, to Miss Mr. Wm. De-la Cour, of Walbrook, Martha Willet Miller,
merchant, to Mrs. Power, of Crutched Capt. James Robertson, of the late 86th Friars. Tegiment, to Miss Rebecca Elisabeth Wrax. Henry Isherwood, of Windsor, Esq. to all, fifter to Nathaniel Wraxall, Esq. Miss Style of Eton. Member of Parliament for Luggershall. John Crofton, Esq. Captain of a company
Charles Lamb, Eq. of Rye, in Sussex, to of Invalids in Guernsey, to Miss Elizabeth Miss Boys, of Hawkhurst, in Kent.
Wadsworth, daugliter of Mr. Christopher John Thomas Ellis, Elq. of Wyddiall Wadsworth. Hall, Hertfordshire, to Miss Heaton, only The Rev. H. Hawes, Fellow of Nav daughter of John Heaton, Esq. of Old Bur- College, to Mifs. E. Brown, daughter of Ed. lington-street.
ward Brown, Esq. of Walcot in LincolnA: King's Langley, Herts, the Rev. Ed. Thire. wad Burn, of Birmingham, to Miss Char- At Chudleigh, P. G. Glubb, Esq. underkate Wingfield, of King's Langley.
Theriff of Cornwall, to Miss Matthew. The Rev. Mr. Tarn, rector of Dean, near
MONTHLY OBITUARY, JANUARY 1786.
Sir Clement Trafford, late of Dunton Hall,
in the county of Lincoln. the South of France, Lady Louisa Ver.
2. Gerrard Goebell, Esq. aged 63, for
merly a sugar refiner. 18. At Naples, Capt. William Merrick of
David Levy Solomons, a Jewish Rabbi,
in the root year of his age. 20. At Thornhrook, in the parish of May- At Slindon in Suilex, the Right Hon. bole, Catherine M. Kutchson, aged 104. James Bartholomew Ratclyffe, Earl of New
25. At Oswestry, in Shropshire, Mr. burgh. Thomas Vernon, an eminent Land-Surveyor, 3. Mr. John Strother, an eminent Packer, and Agent to several families in that neigh- in Old Broad-itreet, near the Royal-Exbourhood.
change. 29. David Middleton, Esq. Serjeant Sur
At St. Alban's, in his way to London, the geon to his Majesty, and Surgeon-General to
Rev. James Bond, D. D. Chaplain to the the Army, in the 81st year of his age. late Bishop of London.
At Hanover, in the 74th year of his age, The Rev. Sockville Auftin, A. M. Rector William Best, Esq. late of King-Street, St. of Weft-Wickham in Kent, and of Heritade
's, many years Secretary in his Majes- Kaines in Sullex. ty's German oflice.
Mrs. Elizabeth Currit, jo Duke-street, Lia 39. At South Scoke near Grantham, the verpool, aged 100 years. der. John Harrison, aged 86.
James Buchanan, Esq. one of the Com31. In Queen-street, Dr. Blittenberg, millioners of the Customs in Scotland.
In Clarendon-treet, Dublin, the Hon. Mrs. Amphlett, wife of the Rev. Mr.
Mrs. Montgomery, fitter to the late and Jutaa Amphlett, of Drojewich.
aunt to the present Duke of Argyle, and la dhe 8400 year of her age, Mrs. Stur- relict of William Montgomery, E'q. is, relict of the Rev. Mr. Scurges, Prebend At St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Mrs. ut Chancellor of Winchester, and liter of Mary Smyth, widow of James Saytli, the present Bifhop of Londou.
Esq mother of Sir Skeiha,ton Smyih, At the Lunatic Asylum, York, Mr. Samuel Bart. and fifter .co the Countess of Brandon. Resu:1h, formerly of Drury Lane Theatre.
At Glapwell, in Derbyíhire, Mrs. Haljan. ., Mr. Richard Payne, aged 97 ; he lows, wife of Buaha2on Hallows, Liq: had been Clerk in the Bank 73 years.
4. Mr. Maxwell, Apothecary, Flect-itreet. Eraup, Mac,
Lady Fleetwood, relict of Sir John Flee:- About this time at Wootton, near Woodwood, of Marton-Sands, Cheshire, and mor stock, aged 73, the Rev. Jolin Banks, Recther of Sir Thomas Fleetwood.
tur of that parith, and formerly of New Col. James Burleigh, Esq. Alderman at Cam- lege Oxford. bridge,
11. Mr. Vaughan, who many years kept Lately, Mr. William Gates, Ironmonger, the Royal Oak almost adjoining to Weltin Great Queen Atreet, Lincoln's Inn Pields. mivfter-hall.
5 At Knightsbridge, Mrs. Weichsell, aged Sir Timothy Waldo, Knight, at Clapham. 41. She had been a capital singer at Vauxhall Arthur Annelly, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn above 25 years.
Fields. 6. Henry Hurt, Esq. formerly a silver- At Liverpool, Thomas Molyneux Seel, smith in St. Paul's Church-yard.
Esq. only son and heir of Thomas Scel, Esq. John Tempest, Esq. Msjór in the horse. At Bath, Dr. Kerr. guards, in the 36th year of his
Lately at Tottenham, Mr. Peter Pooley, 4. In Denmark- street Holborn, Mr. Ca- esteemed the first tennis player in England. leb Jeacocke, aged 80, formerly a baker' in 12. Lady Brudenell, in Upper Grosvenor; High-streer St. Giles’s, and many years pre
street. sident of the first difputing society, at the Mr, Mather, Plumber, one of the common Robin Hood Temple-bar. He was one of councilmen of Cripplegate 'ward. the Directors of the Hand in Hand Fire office, Daniel York, Esq. attorney at law 2: and had retired from balmess fome years. Thrapíton, Northamptonshire. In 1765 he published a pamphlet entitled, The Right Honourable Lord Dacre. * A vindication of the moral character of John Luther, Esq. who represented the the Apoftie Paul from the charge of infin- county of Eflex in three Parliaments. cerity and hypocrisy brought against it by At Bath, in the 26th year of his age, Lord Bolinbroke, Dr. Middleton, and others." Murdock James, Esq. barrifter at law. 8vo.
13. Mr. Christopher Pridham, furgon, At Huntingdon, Mr. Manina, a native of at Totness. Italy, and for fonie ye.rs principal perfor- The Honourable Mrs. Hervey, relict of mer on the violin at Cambridge.
the Hon. Thomas Hervey, Esq. decealed. Mrs. Plumpire, wife of Dr. Russel Plump- At Spariholt House, near Wantage, Berks, D tre, King's Professor of Physic at Cambridge. the Lady of General Gabbit, only daughter
The Rev. Thomas Goocti, Rector of Rise and heiress of the late Seymour Richmond, hy in Suffolk.
Eig. 8. At South M.lling, near Lewes, in con- At Litchfield, aged 70, Mrs. Lucy Porsequence of a fall, Enher the wife of Willi. ter, daughter of the wife of Dr. Johnson. am Kemp, E14.
Lately at Dunton Baflet, Leicestershire, Lady Henrietta Hope, fifter to the Earl of William Wilday, in the road year of his Hoy eton.
age. Mrs. Clayton, of Tyler Street, Carnaby- 14. At the Rev.Mr. Hemming's, in Glou. market, relict of Clayton, Esq. her death cester, Mrs. Gulliford, fifter of Robert Alwas occasioned by her shawi catching fire on sop, Esq. deceased. Christmas day.
Mr. William Wailing, attorney at law, it is In the 76th year of his age, the Rev. Rio St. James's-walk, Clerkenwell. chard Easton, Vicar os ürantham, Rector of At South Lambeth, Mr. Michael Arre, Woolfthorpe, and Prebendary of Salisbury an eminent composer; only son of the late and Lincoln.
Dr. Arne.“. For au account of him, see our 9. Mr. James Rudge, Attorney, of Crom- Magazine Sept. 1704, page 231. hall, Gloucestershire, one of the coroners of Mr. Archer, of Feiter-lane, optical and that county, and a Proctor of that diocese. mathematical instrument maker.
Al Canibridge, Mrs. Streaker, a maiden 15. Mr. Abraham Fernandez Nunez, for the se Jady, who in her youth had been celebrated merly an eminent merchant. for her beauty and accomplishments.
Lately at Cork in Ireland, the Rev. James At Siebbing, in Essex, Farmer Bench, aged Delacour, author of the Prospect of Poetry, 52 years; and next day his mother, aged and other pieces.
Lately in Hamphire, Lady Dorothy Child, Mr. Edward Boutflower, in Gray's-loon. aunt to Sir James Tilney Long, Bart,
The Rev. Mr. Thomas Brome, Reclor 16 Sir Fiughi ('wen, of O, ielton, Bart. of Iip, Northamptonshire.
Lord Lentengn:, Cuftos Roculorum and Pee Lately John Booth, Esq. a: Hull. pretentative of the county of lembroke.
ro. Ac Benelleigh, Berkihire, Mis. At Pari:, M, Flie de Be.umon!, well Leathall, Reliet op Juin Lenthall, £14- kauwn for as literary talents,