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think proper; and to enable my said godson to pursue his travels through France, Germany, Flanders, and Holland, and even the Northern Courts, if he pleases, with decency: but I will and desire that be by no means go into Italy, which I look upon now to be the foul sink of illiberal manners and vices. And I desire that my noble friend, Francis Earl of Huntingdon, and the said Sir Charles iiotbarn, shall have the absolute direction of the education of my said godson. Philip Stanhope, until he wall attain his age of twenty-one years, as T know no persons more capable of giving him the sentiments and manners of a gentleman. The several devises and bequests herein before and herein after given by me to and in favour of my said godson Philip Stanhope, shall be subject to the condition and restriction herein after mentioned ;' that is to fay, that, in case my said godson Philip Stanhope shall at any time hereafter keep, or be concerned in the keeping of any racehorse or racehorses, or pack or packs of hounds,, or reside one night at Newmarket, that infamous seminary os iniquity and ill - manners, during the course of the races there, or ftail resort to the said races, or shall lose in any one day at any game or bett whatsoever, the sum of 5001. then, and in any of the cases asoresoid, it is my express will, that he roy said godson shall furleitand pay out of my estate the sum nf jooo 1. to and for the use of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, for every such offence or misdemeanor as is above specified, to be recovered by action for debt in any of his Majesty's courts of reCurd at Westanaster.—J, give to my

said godson Philip Stanhope, the large brilliant diamond ring which 1 commonly wear myself, and which was left me by the late Dutchefs'of Marlborough ;. and I desire that the fame may descend and go as an heir loom with the title of Earl of Chesterfield.—I give unto the mother of my late natural son Philip Stanhope, Esq; deceased, cool, as a small reparation for the injury I did her. I give to the said Lovel Stanhope, and Beaumont HJotham, and their heirs, the several annuities or rent charges of 1001, each, during the minority of Charles Stanhope and'Philip Stanhope, sons of my late natural son Philip Stanhope, upon trust, that they the said trustees do apply the fame for their maintenance and education during their minority; and, upon the said Charles Stanhope and Philip Stanhope severally attaining thtir several ages of twenty-one years, I will that the said last - mentioned annuities (hall erase, and in lieu thereof I give to each of thrm the said Charles Stanhope and Philip Stanhope one annuity or yearly rent-charge of tool, for and during the term of each of their lives; 10,0001. upon this trust, that they the said trustees do, immediately upon- my death, place- out and invest the fame in the public funds, or on real, security, at interest, during the minorities of the said'Charles Stanhope and Philip Stanhope ; and do and soall at the end of every half-year, place oqt the interest and dividends thereof again at intertHi in- the fame funds, as and for .in accumulating fund; and that &.■; said truCeei do aud shall pay aad transf-.r one moiety or half-par:, of the sum of 10,000!. inn or* such iiitereli and divkl-T.ds Js flu'! [0] 4- k

so accumulate as aforesaid, unto I give to lieutenant W. M. (my

the said Charles Stanhope, upon his godson) my sword, and hope he

attaining his age of twenty-one will, if ever occasion (hall require

years; and the other moiety or it, convince a rafli world he haj

half-part thereof unto the said learnt to obey his God as well as

Philip Stanhope, upon his attain- his general, and that he entertains

ing his age of twenty one years.— too true a fense of honour, ever to

I give to William Stanhope, Esq; admit any thing in the character of

a natural son of my late brother Sir a good soldier, which is inconsistent

William Stanhope, an annuity of with the duty of a good christian,

tool, for his life, and to Mrs. Jstey, And now having, I hope, made

widow, an annuity of 25 I. sor her a proper disposition of my lands

life, in lieu and discharge of the and money, these pearls of" great

like annuities given them by my price in the present esteem of men,

brother's will. 1 give to William Strickland, my old and faithful servant, 50 guineas, if in my service at my death; and to Jacob Ubret, my old groom, who has lived with me above forty years, 40 guineas, if in my service at my death; and J give to all my menial or houfhold servants that shall have lived with me five years or upwards at the time of my death, whom I consider as unfortunate friends, my equals by nature, and my inferiors only by the difference of our fortunes, two years wages above what sliall be due to them at my death, and mourning: and to all my other menial servants, one year's wages and mourning.

let me take this opportunity of expresiing my gratitude to the grand original Proprietor; and here I mult direct my praises to that benign Being, who, through all the stages of my life, hath encompassed me with a profusion of favours, and who, by a wonderful and gracious providence, hath converted my very misfortunes and disappointments in;o blessings. Nor let me oinit what the business just finished seems more particularly to require of me, to return him my unfcigr.ed thanks, who, to all the comforts and conveniences of life, has i'uperadded this also, of being useful in death, by thus enabling me to dispose of a double portion, (namely) one os love to the poor, and another of gratitude to my friends.

AH my faults and follies, almost infinite as they have been, 1 leave behind me, with wishes, that as they have here their birth and ori


Extra ft from the Codicil annexed to the
Las Will and 7'ejlament o/Robert
North, late os Scarborough, in the
county of York, Esq;

I Give unto Mrs. R. G. my Eng-
lish walnut bureau, made large gin, they may here be buried
to contain deaths, but hope me will everlasting oblivion; my infant
not forget when she makes use of it, graces, and little embryo virtues,
that graces and virtues are a lady's are (I trust) gone before me into
moll ornamental dress; and that heaven, and will (I hope) prove
that dress has this peculiar excel- successful messengers to prepare ray
lence, that it will last sor ever, and way. Thither, O Lord, let thiyn
improve by wearing. mount with unintermitting con-

stancy, while my soul in the mean near demolished us. At four in time feasts herself with extatic re- the afternoon, our best bower cable flections on that ravishing change, parted, and the ship cast on shore, when from the nonsense and folly but by setting all the sails 1 could, of an impertinent, vain, and wicked world, she shall be summoned to meet her kindred spirits, and be admitted into the blissful society of angels, and men made perfect: when instead of sickness, gloominess, and sorrow, the melancholy retinue of sin, and a house of clay, joy and immortal yoiuh (hall be

I just vveared her clear of the land, and as the wind was then B. N. £. we .lood out to the southward under our courses, and at fix had the Ladroone bearing Nt E. At eight the wind flew round to S. E. and blew the hardest gale I ever remember. We were then in twenty fathoms water, and not being able to

her attendants, and her palace the make any more way out, our fails

habitation of the King of kings, all blowing to pieces, we locked

This will be a life worth dying Tor upon our destruction as inevitable,

indeed! Thus to exist, though without a particular act of Provi


but in prospect, is at present joy, gladness, transport, extasy. Fired with the view of this transcendant happiness, and triumphant in hope, (these noble privileges of a christian)

dence; for we were driving on a lee shore. At twelve at night the wind flew to the south, its violence still continuing, and we found the ship shoaling her water, so that

how is it poiuble to forbear crying every soul on board was preparing out, ** O death! why art thou for death. At d£y light we were so long in coming? Why tarry the in twelve fathoms water, with the

sea, which was us much mud as water, breaking entirely over us: we then threw seme of our guns over-board, and cut away the main and mizen masts, and by the time we had cleared them, we were in three fathoms w^ter, the land about a quarter of a mile distant. We ": ———— , — immediately cut away the fore yard,

Account of the Distress of the London and lctthe ^^ TM^or> wl»cn> East-lvdiaman, in the Hurricane by the great mercy of God, brought

wheels of thy chariot?

To that Supreme Being, whose treasures and goodness are thus infinite and inexhaustible, be all honour and glory, for ever. Amen, amen.

Robert North,

en the Coast of China, in July last, taken from Captain Webb' s*Lctter to the Directors of the East-India Company.

"/TM\N cur arrival on the coast

\_J of China, off Macao*, on

July 17, after my packet was deli

us up; and as the (hip touched the ground abaft, it eased her to the cable, or, I am well afl'ured, the Royal George's anchors and cables would not have held her. We then instantly let go our spare anchor with a new cable, which parted as we were veering it out, lo that

vered to the supercargoes there, a we had no other left. About nine liffoon came on, which had very in the morning the gale abated.

* Macao is an island not far from ih.- river Canto


Jn the- evening we hove up our &eet anchor, when we sound the cable stranded. What seved the ihip was the having all her guus housed, her poru in,, and top ■ gallant malls down on deck, besore the g.ile came on. Our drift in the gale was amazing. 1 imagined it at suit about fifty miles, bac lo my allonishment, when the •ale was over, I sound myself as law down as Haynan *, within the weftermoli island, about three leagues from the continent. I mult have pasted in the night quite close »o a rock that bore S. by W when the ship brought up. TheChinese told me, that every veuel that Was that night at sea pejilhed except nine, and that they had lost all their junks and boats round the whole country, and wore; certain cot less than ico,ooo people had perilled in thr storm. We had another ti&on in August, when ail the European ibips at Wampoo •Vove with, three anchors a head. Tnc Chineie junks and boats ^en in thr." river were moll of them soak, and the number of poor souls that perished in this hurricane is inercdi'olej I repaired my damages as w»ll as 1 could at Canton, but I was obliged to come away with.only two cables,"

Jtn Jecamt ef the Naval Review at Portsmouth.

T? A R L Y^ in the morning on

Ipy Tuesday the zzd intfant, the set out frem Kcw for Portssacuth, and being arrived at Poetfea-Bridge between ten and eleven the ianie morning, was received by

a Royal falpta of twenty-one gon*. His Majesty then proceeded to, the first barrier, where Major-General Parker, who commanded the garrison, during the royal residence at Portsmouth, delivered the keys of the garrison to the King, who was pleased to, return them. On- his Majesty's, entering the Land PortGate, he was sahued by a triple discharge of 234 pieces of cansoa, mounted on the ramparts of Portsmouth, at. Blockhouse Fort, and at South-Sen Castle,

His Majclly proceeded tlvougb the town out at the water-Gate to the Dock-Yard, and arrived at the Commiffioner's bouse ten minutes before eleven o'clock, where he. was received by the President of his Majesty's molt Honourable Privy-Council, the Lord PrivySeal, the Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's HouihokL the first Laid Coiwnifliooer of the Treasory, the Secretaries of State, the Lords Commiiiioners of the Admiralty, the Treasury, and Convmiffioacrs os the Navy, the three Admirals, of the squadron at Spithead, and the Master and Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance. The artificers and workmen belonging to the yard, being all assembled before the house, gave three cheers ac his Majesty entered, and then immediately dispersed, and returned to, their several employments.

After his Majesty had taken some refreshment, he went to, the Governor's house in the town, atteirded by the nobility and- pejrson* of. distinction, and had a public levee, at which a great number of the officers of the navy and army were present, as also many gentlemen of the country, who on this occasion came in to pay their duty to his Majesty.

* By the tno!l accurate measurement on the M;:p, the Istandof Haynan is Jirlmt from Macao, 243 Miles—An aitaniUiiflg tiaci for, a fliig to be driven in so flurt 1 spaccui' lime,

were s

The Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the town waited on his Majesty, and presented the following Address:

To the King's most Excellent

May it please your Majesty,

« We the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Burgesses of the town of Portsmouth, humbly beg leave to pay our duty to your Majesty, and congratulate your Majesty upon your arrival in this town.

'Nothing can give us greater joy and satisfaction, than to fee your Majesty (hewing so much attention, and doing so much honour to the glory and bulwark of these kingdoms. We desire to express the warmest affection for your Majesty's person and government; and to offer our earnest prayers, that the fleet may ever prove victorious under the auspices of yotir Majesty, and your Royal family; and redound to the glory of the Sovereign of the British empire.'

They were all received very gracioufly, and had the honour to kits the King's hand; after which his Majesty was pleased to confer the honour of knighthood on John Carter, Esq; the Mayor of Portsmouth.

When the levee was over, his Majesty returned to the dock-yard, and at half an hour after one o'clock embarked in a barge in which his Royal Standard was immediately hoisted. The Earl of Sandwich, first Commissioner of the Admiralty; the Earl of Delewar, Gold Stick; and Lord Robert Bertie, Lord of the Bed-Chamber in

waiting; embarked in the fame boat with the King.

His Majesty then proceeded to Spithead, attended by the barge of the board of Admiralty, with the flag of their office, the three admirals with their flags, and all the captains of the fleet with their pendants in their barges.

As his Majesty passed the garrison, he was saluted by a royal salute of twenty-one guns from the Blockhouse Fort, Saluting Platform, and South-Sea Castle.

When the Royal Standard wat seen from the fleet at Spithead, which consisted of twenty ships of the line, two frigates, and three sloops, moored in two lines abreast of each other, the whole manned ship, and saluted with twenty-one guns each.

The King went on board tke Barfieur of 90 guns, where he was received by the Board of Admiralty, the captain being at the head of the accommodation ladder, and the side manned by the lieutenants of the sliips. As soon a? his Majesty palled the guard of Marines on the quarter-deck, the stag of the Lord High Admiral, which was then flying, was struck, and the Royal Standard hoisted at the main-topmast head, the Lord High Admiral's flag at the fore-top-mast head, and the Union flag at the mizen-top-mast head: On the sight of which all the ships, except the Barfleur, saluted with twentyone guns each. The ship being cleared the same as for action, and] the officers and men at their respective qutrters, his Majesty, after the nobility, who came off upon this occasion, and the flag officers, had paid their duty to him on tha quarter-deck, walked fore and aft


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