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fioters wert seized, and loaded pistols were token out of their pockets. The high sheriff behaved with great spirit, and adjourned the court, on the first appearance of the riot, to the hour of two o'clock, and then came into court, and continued to receive the votes of the freeholders until i've in the evening, and said he would continue the poll, from day to day, until he received every voter in the county.

Wednesday, 10. Monday morning, about II o'clock, his royal highness the duke of Cumberland arrived at Portsmouth, from admiral Moore's house at Southwick, where he lay the preceding night, and immediately went or! in the commissioners yacht on board his majesty's ship Venus, under the command of the hon. capt. Barrington. On the embarkation of his royal highness, he was saluted by the guns of the platform, &c. in about an hour after he was on board, the snip got under sari, to proceed to the Mediterranean, with the wind at N.W.

The rev. Dr. Sharp, archdeacon of Northumberland, is preferred to a prebend of Durham (Mr. Western's) and Mr. Western to the late Dr. Bland's.

Friday 12. AtGuildford assizes, which ended en Tuesday, eight persons received sentence of death, five of whom were reprieved, and the other three left for execution, .

Thomas Greenwood, for riotously assembling on the 10th of May, with other persons, and aiding and assisting each other in feloniously: breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Russell, and therein taking and stealing a large quantity of spirituous liquors, lome calks, *ndother things, his property: he being found at that place with a bayonet concealed, one hour after the proclamation against riots had been read, was fined 13 s 4d. imprisoned fifteen months, and to find sureties for three years.

Robert Hall, charged with being, with divers other persons unknown, to the number of twenty and upwards, riotously assembled, at the King's Bench Prison, in Southwark, on the gth of May last, and with other persons, forcibly breaking down the lobby of the said prison, and also assaulting Edward Taylor, one of the door-keepers of the prison, endeavoured to force him from his post, and with brick-bats, stones, and other offensive weapons, put Jonathan Moore, Edward Taylor, and other assistants of the prison, in danger of their lives, was fined 13 s. 4d. to be imprisoned one year, and to find sureties for three years.

The brave Paschal de Paoli, general of the Corsicans, being some time since asked how long he would hold out, should the French assist the Genoese in an expedition against Corsica, repJied, " Till death—for life is not worth the keeping, unless we can preserve too our liberty!"

By advices from Corsica we learn, that an tnvoy from the bey us Tunis was.arrived at

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Leghorn on the 36th ult. on board ofaRagv.saa vessel, with presents for general Paoli, as an acknowledgement of the service he had rendered to the regency, by sending back to them aTunisian galliot with z6 men, which being chased by a Genoese ship, had taken slielter ia one of the ports of the island. These present* consist of a Moorish slave, a fine horse richly, caparisoned, a tygress, two chests lined with lead and sealed up, two ostriches, and a lioa that died in the pafiage; but the vesiel is to perform quarantine at Bastia by order of general Paoli.

His grace the late archbishop of Canterbury was buried on Tuesday evening by day-light, ia the most private manner, his houfhoid chaplain and domestics only attending the deposit of his remains, in a vault adjoining the backgarden-gate, in the church-yard: h« was not carried into church, nor had any thing more than the common burial service read over him z all which was by his own particular desipe, ant the mouth of the vault closed up immediately.

Monday, 15. At Guildfbrd market, lift week, a farmer near that town, offered to sell a miller there ten loads of fine new wheat, nine gallon measure, for one hundred pounds; which was rejected by the miller, the price being too high. This is an evident proof of a very plentiful harvest, as that price is not above nine pounds a load, Bear-key measure.

Thursday, 18. Yesterday morning the king of Denmark went, in a very private manner, to Sir Thomas Robinson's at Chelsea, and after viewing Raneiagh, proceeded to the Tower; from whence, after seeing the armoury and the mint, he went through Cannon-street to St. Paul's cathedral, and, after viewing the lower part, went up stairs to the whispering gallery, the clock, and belk, thence, to the stone and golden galleries; at the last of which, with respect to the prospect around him, he expressed the greatest surprize and admiration.

The liveries worn by the servants of hi» Danish majesty's houfhoid are all uniform, of a coarse light-coloured cloth (about the fineness and fabric of our common Yorkshire sixquarters, at 5s. 6d. or 6s. a yard) trimmed with a broad silver lace, scarlet collar and cuffs, and breeches, white silk or cotton stockings; the cloaths after the French taste, or cut. Several of them speak pretty good English, and express a great liking to the English and their country.

Friday, 19. On Wednesday evening, between eleven and twelve o'clock, the king of Denmark went to Vauxhall gardens, attended by the prince of Saxe-Gotha, lady Harrington, and several other ladies and gentlemen of distinction. The band of music returned into the orchestra, and played during the time his majesty waited round the garden, and the

cascade cascade was played off again; after which his snajesty went up to the orchestra, and heard a fine piece of music by the celebrated performer upon the hautboy, and a trio by Mrs. Pinto, Mrs. Weichsel, and Mr. Vernon ; and afterwards supped in the great room behind the pavillion, where the band of music played during his stay.

His Danilh majesty dined yesterday at his grace the duke of Grafton's house in Grosvenor-square; and was that evening at Drurylane theatre, to fee Mr. Garrick in the character of Ranger.

Yesterday the lord bishop of Litchsield and Coventry kissed his majesty's hand at St. James's, on his being translated to the fee of Canterbury.

Monday 22. Yesterday morning, about three minutes past four o'clock, a prisoner in the Fleet was suddenly awaked out -of a sound steep, by a terrible noise resembling that of an earth* quake. Upon examination it was found, that the superstructure or foundation of a party-wall that had supported a large stack of chimneys in the center of the buildings had given way, by which accident upwards of ten apartments or chambers were intirely destroyed. Several persons were maimed, but no lives lost.

Tuesday 23. By a private letter from Edinburgh, we learn, that a ship has arrived at Glasgow, from Boston in New England, which brings the news of 16,000 men being in arms to oppose the landing of any troops from England; and the fame letter adds, that every thing was in the utmost disorder. The captain of this vessel had made oath before the provost to the truth of this, and mure particulars are daily expected.

Wednesday 24. Sixty thousand pounds lately remitted from Denmark is lodged in the hands of Sir George Colebrooke, for the use of his Danilh majesty.

Friday fast lord Bottetourt took leave of his majesty, and Sunday he set out for Portsmouth to embark on board his majesty's stiip Rippon, for his government of Virginia.

Letters from Hamburgh of the 12th instant advile, that the king of Prussia is forming considerable magazines in different parts of his dominions; and that the court of Saxony is augmenting its troops. They add, that these circumstances give room to fear that a storm is gathering, though, it is laid, that the emperor has declared, that he will never give any occasion for a rupture.

His majesty has been pleased to constitute and appoint Guy Carleton, esq; captain-general and governor in chief in and over his majesty's province of Quebec, in America, to be viceadmiral of the lame, in the room of the hon. James Murray, esq; who has resigned.

The granaries below London-bridge arc, at this present time, fuller of corn than they have been for tome years.

Friday 26. It is said that his excellency the lord lieutenant of Ireland will be called ho ma iboner than was expected.

Last week after his Danilh majesty had taken a view of the Tower, he ordered a purse of twenty guineas to be given to the garrison, which was accordingly done, and distributed ts) each man according to his rank.

On Wednesday her royal highness the princess dowager of Wales, and the two princes of Saxe Gotlia, arrived at commissioner Hayes'a in the dock-yard, Portsmouth. They went on board his majesty's ship Achilles in the harbour, and was saluted on going aboard, at coming off, and likewise from the guard-slupa in the harbour, in a little tour round most of them in a twelve-oar'd barge.

It is said a certain gentleman of his m -*•

p—y c 1 intends to use his interest to enforce

the statures in being for establishing one measure of corn throughout the kingdom.

The directors of the East-India company have augmented the salaries of all their clerks, on account of the high price of provisions.

Saturday 27. It is thought that the parliament will assemble earlier than usual this winter, on account of the critical situation of affairs in America.

Mrs. Pritchard, the celebrated actress, died at Bath last week.

The king of Denmark has sent to Mr. Garrick 2CO guineas, for the augmentation of the fund towards the relief of decayed actors.

Monday 29. This morning the king of Denmark set out with a grand retinue to visit the university of Cambridge.

It is thought that his Danish majesty will pay a visit to the duke of Northumberland at Alnwick, before his return from the north; and will return by the way of Oxford, in order to have an opportunity of seeing the two great seminaries of learning in this kingdom.

Tuesday 30. Yesterday the prize-money, due to the seamen for taking Pondicherry, was paid at the King's Head in Fenchurch-street, when every private man received fourteen millings and five-pence halfpenny.

Yesterday his majesty's ship the Egmont, of 74 guns, was launched at Deptford.

Yesterday, between three and four in the afternoon, was launched from Mr. Bodman's yard at Rotherhith, amidst a vast crowd of spectators, the famous Indian Row-vessel presented to his majesty by governor Vansittart. She is built in the sliape of a peacock; ihe is not above six feet wide, but at least eighty in length. It is said ihe will this day go up the river to Windsor.

On Saturday last was committed to New Prison, Clerkenwell, one Thomas Frances, a Portuguese sailor, for stabbing a man in the back; the wounded person was carried to the London Hospital j aud it is reported he is since dead.

AMERICAN AMERICAN

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ACTION S.

The following papers exhibit the sentiments and dispositions of the Colonists, relative to their present differences ivith their Mother Ceuntry.

From the Bos T On Gazette, publijhed by Authority, July 4, 1768.

A message from the Governor to the Assembly.

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives,
T Have his majesty's orders to make a requi-
sition to you, which I communicate in the
very words in which I have received it. I
must desire you to take it into immediate con-
sideration, and I assure you that your resolu-
tion thereon will have most important conse-
quences to the province. I am myself merely
ministerial in this busiuess, having received
his majesty's instructions for all I have to do
in it. I heartily wish that you may fee how
forcible the expediency of your giving this
testimonial of your duty and submission is at
this time. If you should think otherwise, I
must nevertheless do my duty.

Council-chamber, t- «
. ,0' Fra. Bernard.

June 21, 170s.

Extrail of a letter from the right hon. the earl of Hillfborough, dated Whitehall, April 22, 1768.

TT gives great concern to his majesty, to find that the fame moderation 'which appeared by your letter to have been adopted at the beginning of the sestion in a full assembly, had not continued, and that, instead of that spirit of prudence and respect to the constitution, which seemed at that time to influence the conduct of a large majority of the members, a thin house, at the end of the session, mould have presumed to revert to, and resolve upon a measure of so inflammatory a nature as that of writing to the other colonies on the subject of their intended representations against some late acts of parliament.

His majesty considers this step as evidently tending to create unwarrantable combinations, to excite an unjustifiable opposition to the constitutional authority of parliament, and to revive those unhappy divisions and distractions which have operated so prejudicially to the true interests of Great-Britain and the colonies.

After what passed in the former part of the session, and after the declared sense of so large a majority when the house was full, his majesty cannot but consider this as a very unfair proceeding, and the resolutions taken there-' upon to be contrary to the real fense of the assembly, and procured by surprize: and therefore it is the king's pleasure, that, so

soon as the General Court is again assembled at the time prescribed by the charter, yon mould require of the House of Representatives, in his majesty's name, to rescind the resolution which gave birth to the circular letter from the Speaker, and to declare their disapprobation of, and dissent to, that rash and hasty proceeding.

His majesty has the fullest reliance upon the affection of his good subjects in the Massachusetts-bay, and has observed, with satisfaction, that spirit of decency, and love of order, which has discovered itself in the conduct of the most considerable of its inhabitants; and therefore his majesty has the better ground to hope, that the attempts made by a a desperate faction to disturb the public tranquility, will be discountenanced, and that the execution of the measure recommended to yo« will not meet with any difficulty."

Governor of the Massachusetts-Bay.

A Message from the House to the Governor, June 23, 176S.

May it please your Excellency,

'"PHE House of Representatives humbly request your Excellency to lay before diem a copy of his majesty's instructions referred to in your message of the 21ft instant, a copy of the letter to your Excellency from the right hon. the earl of Hillfborough, of April 22, 1768; a copy of a letter to his lordihip, communicated lately to the honourable Board; and copies of letters wrote by your Excellency to his Lordihip, relating to the subject of the aforesaid message.

A Message from the Governor to the Assembly.

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives,

T Should have communicated the whole of the earl of Hillfborough's letter relating tQ the business which I laid before you on the 21st instant, if I had not been desirous that your compliance with his majesty's requisition might have its fullest merit, by its appearing to be entirely dictated by a fense of your duty.

But, since you desire to know what my further orders are, I hereby fend you a copy of the other part of the letter relative to this business, which contains all my instructions, thereupon ; and as I know you will not expect that I sliould disobey the king's positive commands, I muff, desire that, if you shall resolve to oblige me to execute them, you will, previousty to your giving your final answer, prevent the inconveniencici which must fall upon

the the people for want of the annual Tax-bill, which I understand is not as yet sent up to the board; tot, if I am obliged to dissolve the General Court, I shall nut think myself at liberty to call another till I receive 1ns majesty's commands fur that purpose, which will le too late to prevent the Treasurer issuing his warrants for the tax granted by the act of the last year.

As to the letter of the earl of Hillibo.rough, which 1 communicated to the Council, I must beg leave to be the proper judge of tile, time and occai.un of communicating any papers I receive, lo the Council or the House. If 1 had then thought it expedient to lay it before the House, 1 lhould have then done it j when I fliail think it so, I shall do it.

As to your request of copies of my letters to the Secretary of State, you may assure yourselves that 1 shall never make public my letters to his majesty's ministers, but upon my own motion, and tor my own reasons.

Council Chamber, - „

. ,„' IR A. BlRN AR D.

June 24,176s.

Remainder os lord Hill/borougb''s Utter to tbe Governor of tbe -Mtijj'acbujctts Bay, dated April zi, 1 7^8, relative to bis Majesy's re-' fustian referred to in tbe Governor*: message of tbe lljt us June following.

"TF it fliould, and if, notwithstanding

the apprehensions which may justly be entertained of the ill consequence of .1 continuance of this factious spirit, which seems to have influenced the resolutions of the atsternbly at the conclusion of the last session, the new assembly should refuse to comply with his majesty's reasonable expectation, it is the king's pi'. ..sure that you fliould immediately dissolve them, and transmit to me, to be laid before h;s maiesty, an'account of their proceedings thereupon; to the end that his majdly may, if he thinks fit, lay the whole matter before his parliament, that such prorihons as sliali fce found necessary may be rca:ie, to prevent, for the future, a conduct of so extraordinary and unconstitutional a nature.

"As it is not his majesty's intention that afakhful discharge of your duty should operate to your cwn prejudice, or to the discontinuance os any necessary establishments, proper care will be taken lor the support of the digajty of government. I am,

With great truih and regard,
SIR,
Your most obedient,

Humble servant,

HlLL&BOROUCH,

A Message from tbe Governor to tbt AssemUy.
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives,
TT is now a full week since I laid before
you his majesty's requisition signified by
his fecreta'y of slate; I must therefore desire
you to come to a resolution upon it; for I
cannot admit of a much longer delay, without ,
considering it as an answer in the negative.

Council Chamber, « „
1 o <to Fra. Bernard.

June 25, 1765.

A Message from the AJJ'embly to tbe Governor, June 19.

May it please your Excellency, TN answer to your excellency's message of the 28th instant, the House of Representatives request, that your excellency would savour this General Court with a recess, that they may consult their constituents respecting the requisition contained in your message of the 21st instant, in consequence of the carl of Hillsborough's letter to your excellency.

A MeJJ'agefrom tbe Governor to tbe Assembly.
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives,
T Cannot, consistently with my sense of my
dirty, prorogue or adjourn the General
Court, until I have received your answer to
his majesty's requisition; I must therefore re-
peat my request, to you to bring this matter to
a conclusion.

Council Chamber,
June 29, 1768.

On Thursday the 30th of June, the committee reported a letter to the right honourable the earl of Hillsborough, setting forth to his lordship, the several votes and resolutions which passed in the last House of Representatives, relating to the circular letter; and shewing that the whole of these matters were transacted in the height of the session, in a full House, and by a large majority. This letter was distinctly read several times; and afterwards accepted, by a majority of Ninety-three out of One hundred and Five members present, and a fair copy was ordered to be taken for the Speaker to sign and transmit to his lordship as soon as might be.

Then it was moved, that the question be put, Whether the House wijl rescind the resolution of the last House, which gave birth to their circular letter to the several Houses of Representatives and Burgesses of the other colonies on the continent? And pasted in the negative, by a division of Ninety-two t« Seventeen.

[ so be continued. ]

Fra. Bernard.

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