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28. The house of the Right Hon. the Earl scribed the name of some one of the Thirteen of Exeter, at Burleigh, near Stamford, in States. On another circular ring, within Lincolnshire, was brike open, and the fol- these, was inscribed American Congress-and lowing articles stolen, viz. One gold baion in the central space-We are one. and plate ; one fisver ship, supported by It is remarkable that the Austrians were mermaids ; one spoon enamelled with curi- reduced to the neceffity of coining leadea ous work; one (mall gold snuff box, the top money in 1529, when Vienna was besieged enamelled with the story of Paris and Helen; by the Turks. King James II. also made use one mother of pearl snuff box, inlaid and li- of that practice to pay his army in Ireland, ned with gold, and also a variety of other cu- in the year 1690. rious articles,

The American Congress haye lately made March 4. The Seffions ended at the Old a copper coinage, which is now in general Bailey, at which 25 prisoners were capitally circulation : One side of the halfpenny bears convicted, and received sentence of death; this circular inscription, Libertas et Jujtitia ; 46 were sentenced to be transported; 28 round a central cypher U. S. On the reverse ordered to be kept to hard labour in the is a fun rising amidst Thirteen Stars, circuhouse of correction, several of whom also larly inscribed, Constellatio nove. to be whipped : four to be imprisoned in 13. There was a most numerous meeting Newgate, 12 to be whipped and discharged; of the retail dealers of London, Westminster, and 12 were discharged by proclamation, and Southwark, at the London Tavern.

7. His Majesty in Council was this day Mr. Alderman Skinner took the chair, and pleased to appoint Edward Pryse Lloyd, of said he had flattered himself, that on this Llanarth, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the coun- night he should have had to congratulate them ty of Cardigan, in the room of John Martin, on their relief from the heavy and partial imof Aligoch, Ffq.

poft (the shop-tax), which it had been so long On Saturday night, Hogartb's print of the the object of their endeavours to repeal. He Evening , in the Gulilon collection, was sold was sorry, however, to say, that their efforts had by Greenwood for the price of thirty eight been in vain. They were now met to confider guineus anu a bulf! This extraordinary what further they might think it adviseable print was before Hogarth introduced the girl, to do, and to see whether any means could who appears beating the little boy with the yet be imagined to make the burthen lels legingerbread king in his hands.

Upon the above print being knocked Mr. Stock then proposed several resolu

wn, a gentleman facetiously observed, that tions, which were severally agreed co. it was amazing an evening should be worth 14. His Majesty in Council was this day thirty-eight guineas and a half without a pleased to make the following amendment girl.

upon the Roll of Sheriffs, viz. Mason's print of Nell Gruyn, lying upon a Gloucester/hire - Charles Coxe, now ref. bed of flowers, in the laced smack the stole dent at Bath, formerly of Kemble, Esq. from the Duches of Portsmouth, was sold 15. Came on at the East India House, the from the Gullton collection for three gui- election of a Director, in the room of Lau

rence Sulivan, Esq. deceased, when on calt10. In the Irish House of Commons, ing up the ballot, there appeared for March 6, Mr Forhes moved the House to Abram Robarts, Esq. 439 refolve, “ That the present application and John Travers, Eiq.

309 amount of pensions on the civil establishment, is a grievance, and demands redress.” Ayes

Majority, 130 70, Noes 128.

On which Mr. Robarts was declared duly The first mouey struck by the Congress in elected. America is now become exceedingly scarce, The coroner's inquest sat on the body of a and only to be met with in the cabinets of the maid servant belonging to Mr. Stephe is, of Curious. They coined several pieces of pecu- the Admiralty, who had cut her throat. The ter of about an inch and a iulf in diameter, cause of this rash act was very fingular. She and of 240 grains in weight; on one side of had long been in poliession of a false key to which were inscribed, in a circular ring near the wine cellar, and had at various times, the edge, the words-imtinent si Currency, in conjunction with another female servant, 1776-and within the ring a rising sun Thi- taken several bottles of wine, &c. About ning upon a diat, with the word---fugio-mat two months ago she informed the butler that the line of it; under which were the words the bad something particular to communicate mind your bulinels. On the reverse were to him, and on Thursday last the voluntarily 13 small circles, joined together like the confelled the above fact. The butler amfweirss of a chain, on each of which was in- ed, that in justice to his maiter and himself,




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he should be obliged to inform Mr. Stephens; woman is dead, and the miserable man combut first he would consult Mr. Woodham, mitted to prison. the former butler, who left Mr. S. about fix Extract of a Letter from Plymouth, Mar.14. months since, which he did ; and upon Mr. “ Last Thursday evening His Royal High. W. coming to the house, and treating her ness Prince William Henry was initiated inwith great fevericy of language, she went up to the ancient and honourable Society of Free stairs, and immediately put an end to her ex. and Accepted Masons, in the Lodge, No. 86, iftence.

held at the Prince George lạn, Payne's, in A terrible fire broke out in the place in this Town.” James-street, Haymarket, where the hay 21. The Court of A!dermen agreed to and straw is kept which is unfold, which petition his Majesty, praying, that the fenburnt upwards of fifty loads, besides the tence passed on convicts at the Old-Bailey carts: it also consumed the puppet-show may be fully executed, as a means of deter, house, as well as the tennis-court, and four ring those persons now at large, who are houses in front, and two in Prince's-court continually making depredations on the peace, backwards, besides damaging several others. ful inhabitant, from persevering in their

16. Was held a General Court at the mal practices. Bank, when the chairman communicated to 21. The trial of the celebrated Brighthelm. the proprietors the following interesting in- stone taylor, John Motherbill, for a rape oa formation, viz. That the Directors had agreed Catharine Wade, came on at East-Grinsted, to prolong the payment of the loan of two Sussex, before Mr. Justice Amhurst. The millions, which had been lent to government, trial lasted near fix hours, and the Jury after upon condition that the same should be re- consulting near half an hour, brought in a deemed at half a million per annum. The verdict, Not Guilty. proprietors approved of the measure, and it 22. A General Court, consisting of eight Was agreed to.

Proprietors, was held at the India-House, when The chairman next proceeded to inform the chairman stated, that the Court of Di. the proprietors, that as the national debt had rectors had taken the advice of their counincreased so considerably, the Directors, had sel on the new bill brought into Parliament agreed with the Minister, to undertake the by Mr. Dundas, and that they found nothing management of the business, at and after the in it objectionable or improper. rate of four hundred and fifty pounds for 2 3. Ac Guildhall, No. 34,119, was the each million, instead of five hundred and first-drawn Ticket in Sir Alton Lever's Locfixty-two pounds, which had hitherto been tery, and as such entitled to the Museum. paid for it. This circumstance made a saving The fortunate poffeffor of it is Mr. Parkinson, to government of five and twenty thousand of Castle-Yard, Holbourn. Out of 36,000 pounds per anpom !—The proprietors ap- Tickets, 8000 only have been issued, and proved also of this measure, and it was like- 2000 of those have been returned undispored wise agreed to.

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25. His Majesty in Council was on Wedby ope Simpson, of Long. Alley, Moor- nesday pleased to appoint William Pritchard, Fields, who had involved himself in that most of Trelcawen, Esq. to be Sheriff of the profligate of all games, the lottery. He County of Anglesea, in the room of Arthur went home, rendered desperate by his losses, Owen, of Boduwyr Illa, Esq. and Rabbed his wife in several places. The


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PREFERMENTS, MARCH 1786. "HE dignity of a Marquis of the king

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Mr. John Pringle, to be Commissary Cle Granville Levesop, Earl Gower, Knight of Mrs. Georgiana Herbert, to be one of h the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and Majesty's Bedchamber-women, vice Mr the heirs male of his body lawfully begot- Boughton, dec. ien, by the name, ftile and title of Marquis Charles Dillon, Esq; now called Charl of the county of Stafford.

Dillon Lee, to be of the Most Honourab The Right Hon. Wm. Lord Craven to be Privy Council of the kingdom of Ireland

Lieutenant and Custos Rotulo- The Earl of Wycombe, eldeft son of the rum of the county of Berks.

Marquis of Lansdown, to be Member fc The Rev. John Fifher, M. A. one of his High Wycombe, Bucks, in the room Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary, to be a Lord Mahon. Canon or Prebendary of his Majesty's Free Commodore Keith Stuart to be Colle&o Chapel of St. George in the Caitle of Wind- of the Land Tax in Scotland. for, vice Rev. Dr. John Bostock, deceased *. Mr. Boscawen to be a Commissioner of the

Francis Knight, Esq:10 be one of the Sur- Customs, vice Montague Burgoyac, Ela geons Extraordinary io his Majesty's House- religned. hold.

Joon Charles Crowle, Esq; to be Mafter Daniel Gib, Elg; late Surgeon in Extraor- of the Revels in Ordinary to his Majefty digary, to be Surgeon in Ordinary to his vice Solomon Dayrolle, Esq; dec. Majesty's Household, in the room of Charles John Elliot, Elg; to be Governor and Hawkins, Elg; promoted.

Commander in Chief of the land of New. James Earle, Efq; of Hanover-{quare, to foundland, and of the Islands of Madelaide be Surgeon Extraordinary to his Majesty's in the Gulph of St. Lawrence. Houichold.

The Hon. Ariana Margaret Egerton to be The Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, to one of her Majesty's Bedchamber-women, be one of the Knigh's of the Most Ancient vice Mrs. Bloodworth, dec. and Moft Noble Order of the Thiftle.

The Rev. Thomas King, to a Prebendal Johnson Newman, E'q; to be Consul for stall, at Canterbury, vice Dr. Thomas Tanthe Empress of Rutlia at the town of Hull.

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HE Great Duchess of Rullia of a The Countess of Westmoreland, of a

Princess, on the 15!h of February, at daughter. Petersburgh.

Lady Cadogan, of a daughter. Her Siclian Majesty, of a Princess, on The Counters of Salisbury, or a daughtera the 18th of February.

The Countess of Abingdon, of a daugbter The Counters of Balcarras, of two sons.

MARRIAGES, MARCH 1786. "HE Hon. Frederick Lumley, to Miss to Mrs. Simpson, niece to Lady Robinson.

John Sanders, Esq. of Mortlake, in Surryd Benjamin Parry, Esq. Treasurer of Lin. to Miss Martha Kebbel, of Lullingstonc. coln's-Inn, and' Member for Caernarvon,

* Dr. Bottock obtained the Canonry of Windsor without a patron, and without the Jeast prospect, in the carly part of his life, of attaining to it. When a Minor Canon of Windsor, at the crisis of a contested election for that borough, between Mr. Rowley and the late Mr. Fox, afterwards Lord Holland, it happened that Dr. Balthazar Regis, Canon, died. Dr. Bostock, then Vicar of New Windsor, went to Mr. Fox, flattered him with the great alliance he could lend him, but, knowing the nicety on which the clc&t:09 hung, told him such asistance depended on his procuring him the vacant stall: Mr. Fox having drawn on the Treasury to the extreme, and knowing that a single vote was of the utmolt consequencr, fent express to the Minister, to inform him, that unless Mr. Boftock: was appointed Carson he should lose his feat for Windsor. The messenger brought back the tidings of the reverend gentleman's preferment. Mr. Fox did get his election, but fave his own single vote, little advantage further was made of Mr. Boltock's promise. He cnjoyed it ncar chirty years, and may be said through life to have been the most lucky mar that ever cntered into it. He tucceeded the late Mr. Burchett in the rectory of Clewer, and on the death of Bishop Ewcr, was, by the Dean and Chapter appointed co the living of Illey

At Hackney, the Rev. Johnson Towers, David Brandon, Efq. of London, to Miss to Miss Jones, of Clapton.

Ximenes, daughter of David Ximenes, Esq. The Rev. Ms. Timothy Kendrick, to of Bere-place in Berks. Miss Mary Weymouth.

Mr. Joseph Taylor, banker, of Lynn, to Lewis Buckle, Esq. Captain of the Blues, Miss Walker, of Balinghall-ftreet. to Miss Bachelor.

At Marchefter, Dr. Win. Auiten, physic John Burford, Esq. to Miss Lucy Elsden, cian of Oxford, to Miss Margaret Allenson, of Lynn.

niece of the Rev. Dr. Barker, late Princi. The Rev. W. Evans, of Towycastle, to pal of Brazen-Nose-College. Mrs. Rees, widow of the late John Rees, Eļq. Joshua Crompton, Esq. of York, to Miss of Pantirewig.

Rookes, of Elholt. At Edinburgh, Daniel M Gregor, Esq. Richard Wilsford, Esq. of Pontefract, to Capt. in the Hon. East-India Company's Miss Myddleton, of Acworth. service, to Miss Ann Auftin, eldest daughter The Rcv. Mr. Crossland, of Colton Base of the late Dr. Adam Auitin, physician. set, to Miss Sarah Howe, of Langar, Note

John Harbin, Esq. of Dorsetshire, to Miss tinghamshire. Bagley, 'f Mortlake, Surry.

The Rev. Henry Kirchingham, of Alno Thomas Hartley, Esq. of London, to Mifs in Yorkshire, to Miss S. Knowler, youngest Parkes, daughter of the late Reuben Parker, daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Knowler, of Efq. of Melton Mowbray, in Leicestershire. Chipping Warden, Northamptonthire.

Jofeph Birch, Esq. to Miss E. M. Hey- At Prestwich, Cheshire, the celebrated wood, third daughter of Benj. Heywood, dwarf Matthew Weston, only thirty-one Líq. of Liverpool.

inches high, to Ann Thompson, of that Walter Bagnall, Esq. of Southampton, to place. They are each in their 24th year. Mrs. Chambers, widow of the late John At Edinburgh, the Earl of Hadington, to Chambers, Elg. of Belle-Vue.

Miss Gascoigne. Edard Stephenson, Esq. son of Rowa At Paris, Sir William Dick, Bart. of land Stephenson, Esq; of Queen-square, Lon. Prestonfield, to Miss Joanna Douglas. doo, to Miss Strickland, daughter of the late Ac Beccles in Suffolk, Robert Rich, Esq. Cha. Strickland, Esq. of Sizergh, in West- of Trinity-College, Cambridge, to Mils moreland.

Furnish, of York. Wm. Dowlon, Esq. one of his Majesty's Sir Bourchier Wrey, Bart. of Tavistock Juftices for Surry, to Mrs. Merry, of Haver- in Devonshire, to Miss Paik, daughter of Sir ingwell, in E flex

Robert Palk, of Halden-house, Devon. Capt. Griffiths Cannon, to Miss Mary Comte de Gralle, who has been iwice a Doblon, of Greenwich.

widower, to Mademoiselle Sibon, who is Lewis Montolicu, Esq. of Hanover-square, about thirty years of age, and daughter to to Miss Maria H. Heywood, daughter of the Malthese charge des Affaires at the J. M. Heywood, Esq. of Maristow, Devon. Court of France.


Thire, Thomas Ball, 66 years clerk of that he had them written on the back of the that parish. He might be said to die in his picture by one of the best peamen in the profession, for he lost his life by a cold neighbourhood. which he caught in a grave made for one of F2B. 19, at Glasgow, Capt. Henry Moorc, his grand-daughters. In his 70th year he of the 27th regiment of fooi. married a young woman of the parish for 20. Mr. Samuel Mence, one of the Genhis third wife, (aged about 20) by whom he tlemen of his Majesty's Chapel Royal, St. had one child. He had a numerous issue by James's, and one of the Lay Vicars of the his former wives.

Cathedral Church of Litchfield. Lately at Olwestry, in Shropshire, Mr. 14. At Brodie House, in Scotland, Lady Thomas Vernon, an eminent land-Surveyor, Margaret Brodie. and agen: to several families in that neigh- 25. At Beverley, in Yorkshire, aged 97, bourhood. In bis person and manners he Richard Sompes, Elq. resembled the present Chancellor; which The Lady of S. P. Wolverstan, Elg, of occasioned a friend, on bis sending him the Stadfold-hall in Stafford tie. Chancellor's picture, to write the following In India, Mr. John Maxwell Stone, Chief lines at the bottom of it, Mr. Vernon being of Ganjam.' This gentlenian formed a part at that time Major of Ofweltty.

of Lord Pigot's Council at Madras, and took Of manners mild, of aspect sweet, an active part in favour of that unfortunate Behold Lord Thurlow comes to greet

nobleman: Olweltria's far-fam'd Mayor;

26. At Fulsord, Thomas Barstow, Esq. For in him too the graces (hine,

who served the office of Lord Mayor of York Al once that polith and refine, And make the mnao a bear.

Al Preston, in Lancashire, in the 31st year These lines were taken by him as they were

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of his age, Mrs. Lockhart, late (pouse of Mr. Broach, master of the St. Alban's Gen. Lockhart, of Carnwach, in Scotland. Tavern.

Lately at Benwick, in the Inc of Ely, Da- Miss Eyre, daughter of the Rev. Mr. vid Burgess, Esq.

Eyre, Residentiary of York, and grandLately at Medhurst, Miss Robson, only daughter of Dr. Prescott, lace Malter of daughter of the late Rev. Robert Robson, Catherine Hall, Cambridge. Rector of Steadham, with Heylhot and MARCH 1. In Martin's-lane, CannonMerlton, in SuiTex.

Atreet, Mr. Frederick Standert, wine-merLately Dr. Philip de la Cour, an old, but chant. unfortunate Licenciate of the College of Phy- Mrs. Boughton, one of the Bed-chamber fcians, of the Jewish religion, some time an Women to her Majesty, and mother to Sir eminen physician at London and Bath. Edward Boughton, Bart. She was daughter

Mrs. Wright, the celebrated modeller in of the Hon. Algernon Greville. wax. She was one of the most extraordi- Lately in Ireland, the Rev. Dr. Stratford, nary characters of the age, as an artist, and author of the tragedy of Lord Russel, acted as a profound politician: in an early period at Drury-lane in the summer of 1784. He of life she gave strong indications of a lingu- also wrote a poem called Fontenoy, and lar talent for taking likenesses in wax, and translated part of Milton into Greek. did not fail to take heads of some of the Lately at Cambridge, the Rev. Mr. Brunleading Americans, at the commencement dish, Fellow of Caius College, and author of the American contest, in which her ia- of the Elegy in our Magazine of January mily became much injured. At rather an advanced age she found herself greatly dis. The Rev. Mr. Woodroffe, Rector of tressed by the ravages of the civil broils oc- Cranham in Eflex. cafioned by the councils and instruments 3. Owen Ridley, Esq. late a Colonel in which the Minister of England employed, the East-India service. and the old lady, both diltretied and en- At Theobald's, Hertfordshire, aged 75, raged, quitted her native country with a de- Anthony Keck, Esq. Senior Serjeant at Law. termination of serving it in Britain. She At Durham, the lady of Francis Far. added to the most famous Americans the quharson, Esq. of Monaltrie. heads of the English most distinguished at Lately, at Durslev, in Gloucestershire, that time for opposition to Iord North’s aged 87, Edward Webb, near fifty years meafurrs; and as her reputation drew a very Cryer of that town. Until within a short great variety of people of all ranks to see the time of his death he frequently walked forty marvellous productions of her ing nuity, she miles a-day. foon found out the avenues to get informa- 4. Mrs. Mary Stonhouse, Sfter of Sir tion of almost every deign which was agi- James Stonhouse, Bart. of Radley, in the taied or intended to be executed in America, county of Berks. and was the object of the most entire confi- At Worcester, Mrs. Dunster, widow of the dence of Dr. Franklin and others, with Rev. Mr. Dunster, and daughter of the whoin the corresponded, and

Rev. Mr. Incit, formerly Prebend of Wor. mation during the whole war. As soon as a cefter. General was appointed to go cut to mount At Railston, in Leicestershire, aged 82, the tragi-comic stage in America, from the Dr. Bentley, Rector of that parish, and SeCommander in Chief to the Brigadier, !he nior Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. instantly found some access to a part of the He was a near relation of the celebrated cri family, and discovered the number of troops tic Dr. Bentley, formerly Master of that to be employed, and the envis of their ex. society. In the year 1748, when his Grace pair otic destination. The late Lord Chat the late Duke of Newcastle was inftalled ham paid her leveral visiis, and was pleased Chancellor of that University, Mr. Bentley with the simplicity of her manners, and was enior Proctor, and had the degree of very deep understanding. She took his like- Doctor of Divinity conferred on him; and ness, which appears in the Abbey of Welt- being particularly noticed by his Grace, be minster; and though she had been in France, became his patron, and through his intereit and much caressed by the polirical geniuffes obtained the valuable rectory of Nailitone, of ihat kingdom, yei at the end of the war which he held for near forty years. By his The was so singularly attached to England, will he has left to Trinity College a great that she was constanily emplo;ed to enforce many valuable MSS. among which are the forgivencís amonglier country people.whom copy of the New Testament in Greek and The advised for the future to look to England Latin, as prepared by Dr. Bentley (the for. in preference to France for trade and al- mer Mafter) for a new edition, but never liance.

published, with all the original collations, 28. Mr. Stephen Boone, surgeon, at in seven small volumes, and three folio roSunbury.

lumes. Also a copy of Homer, by H. ScoAt Saling Grove, in Ellex, the lady of phens, which was corrected by the said De. Joho Yeldaain, Esq.

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