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-T. B.--.W. R. and several others, are received.

As soon as the trial of Mr. Haflings is suspended, and the Parliament adjourned, we shall be able to attend to the numerous favours of our Correspondents which have been postponed.

Such of our Correspondents who favour us with any of their performances, are solicited to withhold them unless they chuse we should have them exclusively. Two pieces intended for this mo ich are loialide on account of their being sent to other publications,

The Philosophical News in our next.

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AVERAGE PRICES of CORN, from May 12, to May 17, 1788.

Wheat, Rye Barl,, Oats Beans COUNTIES upon the COAST. s. d. s. ds. ds. d. s. d.

Wheat Rye Barl. Oats Beans London 5 713

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52 Suffolk

02 Middlesex

5 413

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4 I 5

7 7/2 4,2 II

Norfolk

5 103

olo Surry

2 2 32

9 Lincoln

5 Hertford

02 3

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5 10 3 Bedford

5 5 3 4.2 4 1 I 2 II

Durbam 5 10 4 3,0 Cambridge 5

11 3/2 II2

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8 92

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34 82 8

03 73

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Lancashire 6

90 Leicester

03 52
5 40
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02 31°

Someriet
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5 10 O 012 Worcester 6

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ol2 6 2 Warwick 5 5 O'2 10 ) 113 4

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8 2 Wilts 6

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WALES, May 5, to May 10, 1788. 5 9

7,2 2 3 Oxford

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North Wales 5 104 313
Bucks
5 80 0 2 71 1 2 10
South Wales 5 814 912 10

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STATE of the BAROMETER and THERMOMETER.
A PRI L.

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6 .. BAROMETER, THERMOM. WIND. 21-30 20

N. 56 29-30 - 41 S. 22-30 27

W. 55

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PRICES of STOCKS,
7-29 88
63

May 28, 1788.
60
W.

New S. S. Ann.
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87

S. New 4 per Cent 1777, India Stock, 10-29 93

E. 94 }

India Bonds, 11-30 16

5 per Cent. Ann. 1785, New Navy and Vid. 54

S. E. 12-30 26

W. 113 * a -8ths Bills

3 per cent. sed. 74 1 af Long Ann. 32 3-16ths 13.30 30

57 14-30

3 per cent Conf. 74 30 yrs. ann. 1778, 13 15 5+ W.

5.16ths a 3-8ths. 15-30

N.

3 per Cent. 1726, Exchequer Bills, 16--29 85

N. W.

3 per Cent. 1751, Lottery Tick. 17-29 95

60

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N.
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Prizes 19-29 2!

56

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For the EUROPEAN MAGAZIN E. An ACCOUNT of the Right Hon. CHARLES PRATT, EARL CAMDEN,

LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL.

[With a PORTRAIT of Him. ] HARLES PRATT, EARL CAN- carried into execution; and the event will

den, is the 8th son of Sir John Pratt, hold out a lesson to those who, under the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's same circumstances, are too apt precipi. Bench in the reign of George the First, tately to give up in despair advantages, of by his second lady Elizabeth. His fa- which perseverance vould most probably ther died in the year 1724, when this insure them the poifeflion. It may be his son w's an infant ; and being of a conjectured, that at this jun Sture' his nuinerous family, he appears to have had school-fellow and collegiate frienit Dr. but the fender provision of a younger Sneyd Davies wrote his poctical epittle to brother. He received his education at him, in which, after painting the plea. Eton, and from thence, at the usual age, fures of their youth, the transition from was, on the election in 1731, lent to that period of life to manhood, and the King's College, Cambridge, of which then change in their pursuits, he encouSociety he became a Fellow. In the year raged him with the examples of Cowper, 3735, he took the degree of Bachelor of Talbot, Summers, Yorke, who at the Arts, and in 1739 that of Matter ; and bar determining on the liw for his profession, Pleaded their way to glory's chair fupreme, be entered himself a member of Lincoln's And worthy fill'd it. Let not those great Inn. In due time he was called to the bar; but his success there was rather cal. Damp, but incite ; nor Murray's praise obculated to forbid despondency than to

scure excite hope. For many years he gave Thy younger merit. Know, these lights, ere his attendance in Westminster-Hall, unnoticed and unknown; and, if popular To noon-day lustre kindled, had their dawe. report is to be relied on, he, without the Proceed familiar to the gate of Fame, means of preventing the evil, saw his Nor think the talk severe, the prize too bigh small fortune gradually moulder away. Of toil and honour, for thy father's son. with little prospect of retrieving himself by any diligence or exertion. It is even His diligence and application, howafferted, that the encouragement he met ever, at length were noticed, and he obwith was fo inadequate to his expecta. tained, what his talents entitled him to, a tions, that he at one period resolved to considerable thare of practice ; in which he relinquith his profession and abandon deported himself with great attention to his country. At this juncture one of the interest of his clients, and at the same his brothers was in the East - Indies, 'tiine to the liberty of the subject. When and it is imagined he meditated to fol. Mr. Owen was tried for publishing the low him there. Fortunately, how. case of Alexander Murray in 1752, Mr. ever, we may say for the public as well Pratt was one of his counsel, and signaas himself, ló hasty a nieasure was not lized himself by a very able constitu.

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tional argument on that occasion. At fa&tion to the people at large. In July the ge eral election of 1754, he was 1765, he was advanced to the dignity of cholen Member for Downton ; and on a a Pee of Great Britain by the title of bill being proposed in the House of Com- Lord Camden, Baron of Camden, in the inons to extend the benefits of the Habeas county of Kent. On the 30th of July Corpus Act, which failed, he is said to 1766, he was named Lord High Chanhave writien a pamphlet, entitled, “ An cellor of Great Britain, a poft he held Enquiry into the Na ure and Effect of the with great honour to himself, and fatis. Habeas Corpus Act. 8vo. 1758 *.faction to the suitors and practicers of

Froin this period Mr. Pratt might be the court, until the year 1770, when dif. considered as the most rising advocate at approving the measures respecting Ame. the bar, and at a time when some of the rica, he no longer held himself at li. ableft men then living were exercising berty to continue in office. their abilities on the same ground. A He accordingly resigned the Seals, and friendship between him and Lord Chat, became an able, a warm, and a deterhain, then Mr. Pitt, had taken place, and mined enemy to the system which contithrough his means it may be presumed nued to be fatally purlued during the ad. Mr. Pratt was chosen Recorder of Bath miniftration of Lord North.

He also opin 1759 ; and in the same year he was posed, in the House of Lorda, fome legal appointed at once, without the usual opinions pronounced by the Court of gradation, Attorney-general, on the ad. King's-Bench on the doctrine of libels and vancement of Lord Northington to be on other conftitutional subjects. In most Keeper of the Great Seal. At the general of these he was supported by the assistance pleaion in 1760, he was chosen Member of his former friend Lord Chatham, with for Bath ; and in December 1761, was whom he appears to have continued on constituted Chief Justice of the Common- terms of intimacy during his life. On the Pleas, on the death of Sir John Willes: 27th of March 1782, he was appointed at the same time he received the honour President of the Council, a poft which he of knighthood.

resigned in March 1783, but which he It was during the time he presided in has fince resumed, and now continues to this court that the cale of Mr. Wilkes in hold. various shapes came before him to be de- His Lordship married Oat. 5, 1949, termined; and the resolutions which the Miss Jefferys, who died Dec. 1779, by court came to on these occasions contri. whom he had several children, some of buted greatly to increase the popularity whom are still living. of the Chief Justice, and to afford satis. To the EDITOR of the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE.

SIR, In looking over the papers of a Welsh family the other day, I found an old paper

(of which I inclore you a copy), which is entitled, " A Copy of a very remarkable à Instance of old Age, and numerous Offspring, taken out of an old Registry be" longing to the Parish of Tregaian, which is a Part of the Rectory of Llangefui, " and vranscribed into this Registry for the Satisfaction of Posterity." If you think it worthy a place in your Magazine, it is much at your service. Yours, &c. T. B.

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between the two brothers is 81 years and David ap Jerwerth, aged 105; He had a half; for the eldest was that age when been thrice married: his first wife was the youngest was born. His eldest daugh. Ellio ych Wiliam ; by here he had 32 ter was called Alice ych William, aged children. His second wife was Catharine 72. She hath been thrice married, and ych Richard; by her he had 10 children. hath a numerous offspring in the said His third wife was Ellin ych William; by parish. And at his funeral there was her he had 4 children. He had also two computed to be about 300 persons deconcubines : one was Jenet ych William; scending from him. The fáid old man by her he had 2 children ; and the was of middle ftature, of good coinother was Leeky Lod, and by her he plexion, never troubled with colic, gout, had s children. His eldest fon was Grif. or stone, feldom fick, of a modurate diet, fi h ap. William, now living in the said lived by tillage, exercised bimtelf muca parish, aged 34 years. He had children's in fishing and fowling, and had his knowchildren io the fourth generation in abun. ledge to his last day. chance. His youngest son was also called

This is ateriad on the authority of the catalogue of the library of James West, Esq.

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