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TueCliy morning his majesty left Cambridge, and proceeded on his journey lo York. In his way he visited Eurleigh, the scat of the earl of Exeter, and was met at Stamford by the duke of Ancasterj and a spring chancing to break, in the king's carriage, his majesty proceeded with the duke in his coach to Grimsthorpe, where a most magnificent entertainment wai provided, and dined in company with the duke and duchess, lord Grofvenor, the marquis of Lindfey, Mrs. Dasliwood, &c. After dinner, the duke's two daughters were introduced. His majesty left Grimithorpe at seven, went in the duke's coach to Colstworth, and then proceeded in his own carriage to Newark, where he lay that night; and next morning proceeded for Went worth castle, the feat of the marquis of Rockingham, where he breakfasted, and then proceeded to Tadcastcr, where he arrived about one o'clock. His majesty had not proceeded far before his carriage broke down, and he wai obliged to get out at the window. He gpt into another carriage, and proceeded on his journey. On Thursday his majesty, with \zo persons in his retinue, arrived at York, and took up their residence at Bluitt'r. Inn, adjoining to the assembly-room, whi h he went to see, and Wart much pleased with its appearance, and would have been attended with all the ladies and gentlemen round the country at an assembly this Might, but it was reported, an express he received this morning from London obliged him to return. This morning he viewed the cathedral with great attention. The lord-mayor and corporation of the citvh^d made some preparations, and had flattered themselves with the honour of his company to dinner; but he declined it, and left the city before twelve o'clock. About three the fame day, his majesty arrived at Leeds; and after viewing the cloth hall, and the principal parts of the town, set out for Halifax in his way to Manchester, where he arrived on Friday. On the report of his arrival, the regiment of dragoons, commanded by the marquis of Lothian, quartered there, were under arms, but were immediately dismissed by his majesty with genteel compliments. After breakfast his majesty very politely shewed himself at the window, and complaisantly bowed to a very genteel appearance of ladies, in the neighbouring houses. So^n after Edward Byrom, esqj was introduced to his majesty (by a recommendation from lord Morton, president of the royal society) to accompany him to view the duke of Bi idewatcVs canal, and the manufacture:; peculiar to that town. Accordingly, about ^ven, 'his majesty (attended by £ia nobk'V and several gentlemen of the town) was conducted to (fee boats thea in waiting for him; the king went to the head of the canal, and then in smaller boats to the head of the tunnel cut in the rock (two
miles under ground) lighted ail the way candles: his majesty much admired the greatness of the undertaking, expressed great satisfaction at the ingenuity and facility with which the whole is conducted, and was pleased to give the workmen a handsome sum of money. On his return from Worfley, he then proceeded to the warehouses, where he was highly entertained, and much admired the beauty and elegance of the several manufactories shewn him," purchasing large quantities of velvet, gold and silver shapes for waistcoats, and other goods manufactured there. Ke then returned to the inn about s:ven,and^ being much fatigued, chose to dine by himself. His majesty very politely excused the offer of a ball, or* to have any other public acknowledgments paid him, as he chose to travel as privately as possible. He lay at the Bull's Head Inn (refusing several private invitations) where he and all his attendant* were very commodioully entertained, which he was pleased to acknowledge when he went away. At his departure on Saturday morning, his majesty returned his compliments to the gentlemen of the town for their respectful attendance, and civilities shewn to him, and very- obligingly declared, that he mould ever retain a moss grateful fense of their favours. About ten o'clock the fame evening, his majesty arrived at Derby, after having dined with the lords George, Frederick, and John Cavendish, at Chatsworth. Exactly at six. o'cleck on Sunday morning he set out for London, and arrived at St. James's the fame night. In the course, of seven days his majesty travelled near 600 miles.
Saturday 3. At a numerous extraordinary meeting of the royal society, on Thursdaylast, his majesty was by ballot elected a fellow of the fame.
Thursday night there fell one of the severest storms of rain, accompanied with wind, thunder and lightning, that hath been remembered, which hath done considerable damage in several places. It poured down Highgatehill, about eleven at night, in such a manner, that the road could not be crossed with safety j and yesterday morning all the flat part of the road atKolloway and fields adjacent, -were overflown.' The road, where it was not covered with the water, presented nothing but the larger gravel stones, all the sand being washed away, and lying in rows, as if sifted. And, about one o'clock yesterday morning > the water came down in such torrents from Hampstead, &c. that the road and flat field* about Bagnigge Wells, were overflown. Several people in Cold-Uath-Fields, ,Mutton Lane, Peter-Street, and those parts, sustained
freut damage) fume publicans had several utts of beer carried out of their cellars J three oxen and several hogs were carried away
by ■by the drain, and drowned; and in Muttonliane, and the lower parts of Hockley in the Hole, the inhabitants were obliged to quit their ground-floors> and go up stairs, for fear of being drowned. By the swelling of the waters in the Serpentine river, several houses near the Chapel at Knightlbridge, had two or three feet water in them, and two or three houses thereabouts were undermined, and two or three children are laid to have perished. *f he earl of Suffolk's house suffered greatly, that side of St. James's Park having four feet depth of water in the offices underneath his house; the Birdcage-walk and the Parade were overflown. By the rapidity of the waters out at Bays-water, the roads were impassable for some hours. At Uxbridge the town was underwater, and considerable damage done all over those parts.
Foreign and Domestic Intelligence.
Monday 5. Friday an attorney was convicted before the right hon. the lord mayor of stealing a dog from Wimbledon, with a collar, the property of Mr. Trotman, cornfactor, and gave bail for his appearance at the next assizes for the county of Surry, when he will be indicted for the collar, which is valued at one shilling and sixpence.
Tuesday 6. Letters from Vienna, received by yesterday's Flanders mail, fay, " The heat has been excessive for several days. Reaumur's thermometer, on the 17th of August, was at 24 degrees, and on the 18th at night there was a violent storm of lightning and thunder; since which the weather has been cooler."
On Friday last died, at Calais, baron Bickensdorf, master of the horse to the reigning duke of Saxe-gotha: this gentleman accompanied their serene highnesses the two princes of Saxe-goth'a to England.
Wednesday 7. Letters from Francfort on the Main, dated August 24, mention their having just received advice of the death of the prince of Hesse-Darmstadt, prince bishop of Augsbourg. By this event prince Clement of Saxony, archbishop of Treves, who was coadjutor to the deceased, obtains a bistioprick.
The Irish parliament is prorogued to the 31st of October next.
Thursday 8. His majesty has appointed . Franklin, psq; to be lieutenant governor of the new settlemept of St. John's, in the bay of Fundy.
'His majesty has also appointed Isaac Deschamps, esq; to be chief justice in the said settlement, with a salary of 3001. per annum.
Friday 9. There is now in this metropolis, a gentleman who has acquired 150,0001. by gaming.
■ We hear from the Isle of Ely, that some hundred acres of the Thorney estate, belonging to the duke of Bedford, have been laid iinder water by the late heavy tains, and tuny sheep .md cattle destroyed.
Saturday 10. A proclamation is issued for the meeting of the parliament on the eighth day of November next.
Monday la. The expences of his Danish majesty's tour into the north, being out but seven days, amounted to 16001. and the turnpike bill to 461.
Wednesday 14. Yesterday the sessions ended at the Old Bailey, when the nine following persons received sentence of death, viz.
James Wallis, for stealing in the dwellinghouse of Michael Shirley, a canvas bag, containing 601. in money.—Joseph Walldeck and James Dollison, for burglary and stealing in the dwelling-house of John Perry, five china bowls and other things.—Robert Patterson, alias James Wrighte, and Jame* Mace, for a robbery on the highway, near the Shepherd and Shepherdess, upon Richard Buiby, a schoolmaster in Coleman-street, from whom they took a quarter guinea and 6 S.— Hannah Smith, for stealing 21 guineas, some halfpence and farthings, the property of Mr, Harris, in Turnagain-lane, Srtowhill, where she had been a servant about eight days.— Richard Holt, for feloniously publishing 3. bill of exchange for 10I. purporting to be the bill of Thomas Warner, on Hinton Brown and son, in favour of William Harrison or order, knowing it to be forged, with intent to defraud Messis. Town and Burbank.—Richard Slocombe, jun. for falsly and deceitfully personating his father Richard Slocombe, a true and re.il proprietor of about 4001. New South Sea Annuities, and transferring the fame, at if he was the true and lawful owner thereof.
Thirty-four were ordered to be transported for seven years, and one for fourteen years; six were branded in the hand, nine privately whipped, and one to be publicly whipped in Tower-street; twenty-seven were discharged for want of prosecution.
The next session of gaol delivery of Newgate begins the 19th of October next at the Old Bailey. The remarkable Affidavit of Michael Curry.
Michael Curry, of St. Peter's Mancroft, in the city of Norwich, Printer, maketh oath and faith, that in the month of May, 1763, he was hired by JohnWilkes, esq; of Great George-street, Westminster, at the rate of 25 s. per week: that he lived in the house of the said Mr, Wilkes, was boarded and regularly lodged there; that he was employed by the said Mr. Wilkes in several things about his private press; that the said Mr. Wilkes emplovcd this deponent to compose and print part os' a poem, entitled, An EJ'ay on Woman: that the said Mr. Wilkes gave this deponent the strictest charge to keep it secret, and to suffer no person whatever to see the said poem; that the said Mr. Wilkes ordered this deponent to work off only twelve copies, '■ .. '■ which which were ill to be delivered, and were actually given <o the said Mr. Wilkes himself, but that, without the knowledge of the said Mr, Wilkes, this deponent worked off another copy for himself; that from the carelessness of this deponent, four pages only of the said poem came into the hands of one Jennings, who likewise worked at the said Mr. Wilkes's; that by means of this Jennings it was shewn to Mr. Farmer, Mr. Faden, and the rev. Mr. Kidgell; that the first application made to this deponent was by Farmer, who came, as he pretended, on his own curiosity, to fee the rest of the poem called An EJJ'ay on "Woman, having seen some -part of it in the lands of Jennings, which Jennings, he said, told him he had it from the house of Mr. Wilkes; that this deponent would not then dew Farmer any thing; that a few nights after Farmer called again on this deponent; that they retired to St. John's-Gate Coffeehouse j that Farmer repeated he had some parts in black; that this deponent then said to Farmer, that no poetry in black had been done at the said Mr. Wilkes's, and therefore Jennings must have come by those verses at some other house, the parts of the EJsay m Woman being in red, which this deponent said to evade, altho' the proofs were in black; that Farmer told this deponent he wanted it to oblige a Roman catholic gentlenan, and that-he would give two guineas, or any thing to get it, that he actually laid down two guineas, which the deponent refused, and told farmer that he was not upon an honest design; that he could not conceive for what reafon a Roman catholic gentleman particularly should offer two guineas, or any sum, for what Farmer most know was not from the quantity worth sixpence; that this deponent then paid for the pint of beer before him, telling Farmer, that if he would call the Sunday morning following, this deponent would speak to the purpose, and then quitted the house; that this deponent then discovered the affair^ to a friend, and when Farmer came to this deponent on the Sunday, this deponent told him that he had destroyed the copy, and that he hoped that would end any further visit on that head; that the next day this deponent waited on Mr. Churchill; that this deponent asked him if any harm could come to Mr. Wilkes, or this deponent, for the EJj'ay on Woman; that Mr. Churchill said there could not, but for any the people in power could do they micht be damn'd; that however he would write to Mr. Wilkes, who was then in France ; that the next application was byHasftl, the overseer of Mr. Faden, who desired this deponent would go to the Globe Tavern, as Mr. Faden wanted to speak to this deponent on some business; that this deponent accordingly went; that, when Faden and this
deponent were alone, Faden informed hint/ that Farmer had given him a few pages of the EJsay on Woman, which the said Faden had shewn to a clergyman, and that clergyman to a nobleman, and that if this deponent would oblige him with a copy of the whole for that nobleman, he would be this deponent's friend, and was positive, that the person, as he was in power, would make an ample provision for him, this deponent; that this deponent pretended ignorance of the whole at this meeting; that another meeting was soon after had with the said Faden at the said Globe Tavern 5 that the said Faden promised this deponent he should be taken care of, and if he would give the said Faden a copy of the EJsay on Woman, this deponent might have any sum he named, or any place that he should name, which it was in their power to get; that several other meetings were had between the said Faden and this deponent; that the fame offers were repeated, and ten, twenty, a hundred guineas, or any sum, would be given as a security that the copy mould be returned ; that Mr. Wilkes was all this time in France; that there was a strong report that Mr. Wilkes intended to prosecute this -deponent for felony, in having stolen a copy of the EJsay on Woman j that this, deponent applied to see Mr. Wilkes on his return from France, and was refused by his servant; that soon after the applications to this deponent were renewed by the said Faden and the said HafTel; that he was desired to name any sum; that he mightdependon being supported from any injury he might apprehend, and firmly rely on being protected by those in power; that otherwise he might be prosecuted for having printed the copy; that afterwards the reports of this deponent's being to be prosecuted by Mr. Wilkes for felony, gaining ground, this deponent in a passion went to the said Globe Tavern, sent for the said Faden, and gave him the copy, saying, he hoped he should be taken care of, as he found he was not safe either in keeping or destaoying the copy; that the said Faden then gave him five guineas, as a security to return him the copy, and promised him protection; that this deponent went with the said Faden, on the iame evening, to the house of Philip Carteret Webb, efq; solicitor to the treasury, in Great Queenstreet, where was the rev. Mr. Kidgell; that the said Webb bid this deponent be easy, for that he should be provided for; that this deponent afterwards, for several weeks, lodged and boarded in the said Webb's house; that this deponent was often told by the said Webb, that government would take care of him, rf he would give evidence on the trials againft Mr. Wilkes; that he must remain staunch, and that directions, as to what this deponent should fay on the trials, were given by him the said Webb; that a few days before the
meeting the said Faden take this deponent out of town; that accordingly the said Faden and this deponent went first to Hounflow, then tt Hampton Court, and afterwards to Knight (bridge, till the morning the house fat, when they went to the Horn Tavern in Westminster, where were the said Webb and the said Kidgell, and from thence to give evidence before the house of lords; that the said Webb a few days afterwards carried this deponent to the earl of Sandwich, who was then secretary of state; that his lordship said to this deponent, You have saved the nation, and you may depend on any thing that is in my power 3 that this deponent said he was without money, to which his lordship replied, he must not hear that; that the said Webb added, You had no occasion to mention that; that at the bottom of his lordfliip's stairs the said Webb ordered this deponent to go to Mr. Carrington, one of the king's messengers 5 that this deponent accordingly went to the said Carrington's, who gave him a guinea and an half, for which this deponent gave a receipt in these words, for fubfiftance, for ivbicb I Jhall be accountable, ot to that effect; that the fame payment of a guinea and an half was continued for about 2« weeks by the said Carrington; that the said Carrington said the reason why he took receipts was, that he was answerable to the government /or that money ; that this depoaent was assured by the said Webb, from time to time, that he ihould be amply provided for; that this depojient was afterwards employed by the said "Webb to compromise the verdicts with the other printers, which this deponent did for the other printers, at the sum of 1201. each; *hat this deponent had received nothing from the laid Carrington for seme time before the verdicts were compromised; that he received for his own share 233I. 6s. 8d. which the laid Webb declared was for the trouble and satisfaction for what had teen done; that then this deponent finding no more money coming from the said Carrington, and his life being made very uneasy to him at London, retired into the north. Michaii Cukry.
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theeting of the parliament, the said Webb bid ing, a select band of water mufick playing
Sworn at the Mansion-Housc,
in the stern, the principal livery companies attending in their respective barges. At the stairs leading into New Palace Yard, a detachment of grenadiers of the hon. artillery company attended to receive the locum tenens, aldermen and sheriffs, who upon notice ofhi» Danifli Majesty's approach, immediately landed to receive and conduct him on board. Ass soon as his Daniih majesty entered the bargo he was saluted by several pieces of canon, and the joyful acclamations of the several livery companies, and a vast surrounding multitude.
The locum tenens in order to give his majesty a more complete view of the cities of London and Westminster, and of the river and the several bridges thereon (which as well as the river itself and the sliores on both sides were crowded with innumerable spectators) ordered the state barge to take a circuit as far as Lambeth, from whence Ihe was steered down as far as to the Steel-yard through the center arch of Westminster Bridge, and thence up to Temple stairs, his majesty being saluted at the New Bridge both at his going and returning through the great arch by the firing of canon at each more, by fifes and drums, and the shouts of the several workmen above, and french horns underneath.
During the course of this grand procession On the water, his majesty frequently expressed himself highly pleased therewith, and hisadmiration of the several great and beautiful objects round him, and sometimes condescended to come forward in order to gratify the curiosity of the people, who eagerly sought to get a sight of his royal person, though at the hazard of their lives.
At the Temple his majesty (being landed on a platform errected and matted on purpose, and under an awning covered with blue doth} was thcr3 received by some of the benchers of both societies, and conducted to the middle Temple-hall, where an elegant collation had been provided for him.
His majesty, after taking some refreshment, and thanking the two societies for their polite reception and entertainment of him, was conducted to the city state-coach, in which his majesty took his scat on the right hand of the locum tenens, being accompanied in the coach by his excellency count Bernsdorss and Mr. Deputy Paterson, attended by the sword and mace, and followed by nine noblemen of his majesty's retinue, and by the aldermen and sheriffs in a long train of carriages. From the Temple, his majesty, (proceeded by the artillery company, the worshipful company
Monday, 26. On Friday morning last Sir Robert Ladbroke, knt. locum tenens (the right hon. the Lord Mayor being indisposed) together with the aldermen and sheriffs, attended by the city officers, set out from Guildhall for the three Cranes, the locum tenens ...... . ,
being in the slate-coach accompanied by de- pf goldsmiths, the city marfhalls on horseputy John Paterson, esq; (who was desired to back, and the rest of the city officers on foot)
act as interpreter on this occasion) and the aldermen and sheriffs in their respective carriages. At eleven o'clock they embarked on loar4 the city state-barge, the strsimers fly
was conducted to the Mansion-Housc; th* several streets through which his majesty pafl ed,' viz. Fleet-Street, Ludgate-Hill ana Street, St, Paul's Church-Yard, Cheapside,
and and the Poultry being crowded with an innumerable populace, while the windows add tops of houses were equally crowded with spectators of both sexes, whose acclamations, together with the ringing of bells, and the stiouts of the multitude, loudly exprcssel their joy at his majesty's; presence, his majesty expressing his surprize at the populousnessof this city, and his satisfaction at the kindness of the citizens.
At the Manlion-House his majesty was received by the committee, (appointed to manage the entertainment) in their mazarinegowns, who with white wands ushered his majesty into the great parlour, where after he bad reposed himself a few minutes, Mr. common serjeant (in the absence of Mr. recorder) made him the city's compliments in the following words.
Most illustrious Prince, *|v HE lord mayor, aldermen, and commons of the city of Xondon, humbly beg leave to express their grateful fense of your obliging condescension in honouring them with your presence at the Mansion of their chief magistrate.
The many endearing ties which happily connect yon Sir with our most gracious sovereign, justly entitle you to the respect and veneration of all his majesties faithful subjects. But your affability and other princely virtues so eminently displayed during the whole course of your residence amongst us, have in a particular manner charmed the citizens of London,- who reflect with admiration on your early and uncommon thirst of knowledge, and your indefatigable pursuit of it by travel and observation j the happy fruits of which they doubt not will be long enjoyed and acknowledged within the whole extent of your influence and command.
Permit us, Sir, to express our earnest wilhr es that your personal intercourse with our most amiable monarch, may. tend to encrease and perpetuate a friendfliip so essential to the protestant interest in general, and so likely to promote the power, happiness and prosperity of the Britilh and Danish nations, and that the citizens of London in particular, may ever be honoured with a fliare of your remembrance and regard .
To this compliment his majesty was pleased to return a most polite answer in the Daniih language ; which, by his majesty's permission, was interpreted to the company by Mr. Deputy Paterson, as follows:
T AM highly sensible of the kindness of * your expressions to me j I desire you will accept my best thanks in return, and be fully persuaded, that I can never forge" the affection which the Britilh nation is pleased to shew me, and that I shall always be disposed
to prove my greatful sense os It to them, ans in particular to you, gentlemen, and thu great celebrated and flourisliing city which' you govern,
Upon notice that the dinner was served, his* majesty, with the locum tenens on his left/ was conducted hy the committee into the Egyptian Hall j where his majesty condescended to proceed quite round, that the ladies (who made a most brilliant appearance in the' galleries) might have a full view of his royal person, and all the gentlemen of the common council below an opportunity of personally paying him their respects.
His majesty being seated in a chair of state/' on the right hand of the locum tenens, at at table placed upon an elevation across the upper end of the hall, with his noble attendants on the right, and the aldermen above the chair on the left, was saluted by a band of above 40 of the best performers, in an or-» cheftra fronting his majesty's table.
During the dinner the following toasts were drank, being proclaimed by found of trumpet, viz.
1. The King.
s. The Queen, Prince of 'Wales, and Royal Family.
3. His Majesty of Denmark and Norway.
4. The Queen and Royal Family of Den-» mark.
• 5. Prosperity to the Kingdoms of Denmark and Norway.
After which his majesty was pleased t» propose the following toasts, which were proclaimed in the fame manner, To.
1. Prosperity to the Britilh Nation.
i. Prosperity to the City of London.
Mr. Deputy Paterson had the honour tb> attend his majesty as interpreter. His ma' jesty through him repeatedly expressing to the locum tenens, how much he admired the grandeur of the Egyptan-Hall, the brillancy of the illuminations round it, the magnificence of the dinner, the excellence of the musick, and the good order and decorum of the whole entertainment.
After dinner his majesty was reconducteii into the great parlour, where he was presented with tea and coffee, and entertained with solos on different instruments, by several capital performers.
At eight his majesty and his retinue, after taking leave of the locum tenens and the corporation, were ushered to their coaches, the committee going before his majesty with wax lights. His majesty then returned to his apartment in St. James's Palace, amidst the fame cr6wd and acclamations as before, with the addition of illuminations in almost every window, that the people might have the pleasure of seeing his majesty as long as possible.