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in the county of Kerry, landed fome of their men on the island of Valentia, plundered it, and took away all the live cattle and other provifions they met with; that another party landed on the continent, and plundered two gentlemens houses; that then they fet fail, taking away with them the Johnfon privateer of Bristol, of 10 guns, which had been fome time ago deferted there by her crew, after an unsuccessful cruife. It is added, that a great many of the privateers crews fpoke English very well.
April 11. T London, the Lady of Nathaniel Curzon, Efq; daughter of the Earl of Portmore, delivered of a fon. 19. At London, the Lady of William Pitt, Efq, one of the principal fecretaries of flate, of a daughter.
P. S. May 3 At London, the Countess of Moreton, of a daughter.
DE A T H S.
Feb. 18. At Fez, James Read, Efq; ConfulGeneral in Barbary, and Envoy to the Emperor of Morocco. He was found murdered, fome fay in his houfe, others in the street, not without fufpicion of the murder's being authorifed by the Emperor.
In Rhode Island, North America, William Greene, Efq; Governor of that colony.
At Pifcataqua, Capt. John Donckley, commander of the Enterprise man of war. April 3. At Paris, aged 63, Louifa-Anne de Bourbon-Condé, commonly styled Mademoiselle de Charolois, a princefs of the blood. She was daughter of the late Lewis de Bourbon, the third who bore the name of the Prince of Condé, and of Louisa-Elifabeth de Bourbon, a legitimated daughter of Lewis XIV.
9. At London, Nicholas Hardinge, Efq; member for Eye, and joint fecretary to the Treasury.
10. At London, aged 93, the Countefs-dowager of Kildare, grandmother to the prefent Earl, and fifter to the late Earl of Coningsby.
II. At London, the widow of Robert Dalziel, Earl of Carnwath, who was attainted for being engaged in the rebellion 1715. This lady's maiden name was Margaret Vincent. She was third daughter of Thomas Vincent of Bamboroughgrange, of the county of York, Efq;
13. At Dublin, Dr Henry Maule, Bishop of Meath in Ireland. He was one of the first promoters of the Proteftant charter-fchools in that kingdom.
14. At Chatham, Col. Gordon of the marines. 16. At Dublin, in the 136th year of his age, James Maclonghlid, fhoemaker. He ferved as a ferjeant in K. William's army at the battle of the Boyne. Being afterwards difbanded, he worked at his trade of fhoemaking. He lived a fingle man to the age of 87; from which time he turned a master shoemaker, and by his trade acquired a handfome fortune.
17. At his feat near Minehead, Somersetshire,
William Collins, Efq; Having no heirs, he has left his eftate towards building an hofpital at Minehead for ten poor failors widows, who are to be fupported during life with all neceffaries.
19. Mr John Currie, minifter at New Monk
22. At Melrofe, of a nervous fever, with which he was feized in his way to Jedburgh circuit court, Mr Kenneth Tulloh, one of the clerks to the circuit-courts of justiciary.
P. S. May 3. At London, Henry Smith, M. D. He had been for twenty years first phyfician to the Empress of Ruffia.
3. At Cumnock, Mrs Jean Morice, relict of Mr James Wardlaw of Lufcar, Fifeshire, minifter at Dunfermline.
4. At Edinburgh, David Bruce of Kinnaird, Efq; He is fucceeded in his eftate by his eldest fon, James, a wine merchant in London.
7. In an advanced age, Mr Alexander Forbes, minifter at Forgue.
Taken from the London Gazette.
April 29. to name and recommend Dr John Hume, Bishop of Bristol, to be elected Bishop of Oxford, in the room of Dr Thomas Secker, tranflated to the fee of Canterbury.
29. to appoint the following gentlemen offi cers in the marines, viz. Lieutenant-Colonel. James Burleigh. Major.
John Tufton Mafon.
7. Stawell Chudleigh. 22. Turbeville Wain
8. Robert Walth. 78. John Chalmers. 58. Laurence Mercer. 104. Charles Hughes. 93. Thomas Davis. 11. William Souter. First Lieutenants. 82. Daniel Watfon. 60. Patrick Hamilton. 47. John M'Intyre. 61. Williams Nefbit. 63. Jonathan Dales. 70. James Fowler. 72. Robert Elliott.
5. John Burgh. 16. William Bowers.
Second Lieutenants. 91. Ifaac Bickerstaff. 127. William Walker. Gordon.
31. Aaron Darby. 43. Jofeph Conway. 57. Henry Head,
Comp. Second Lieut. 68. Henry Weir. 104. Alexander Brown. 8. Perkins M'Ma hon.
52. Tho. Hayward. 19. Jofeph Adams. 127. George Willough by.
130. Singleton Rochefort.
P. S. May 8.- to appoint Henry Ellis, Efq; prefent Lieutenant-Governor of Georgia, to be Governor in Chief of the faid colony, in the room of John Reynolds, Efq;
Military Preferments, &c.
9.-to appoint Lt-Gen. Granville Elliot (from the Dutch fervice) to be a Major-General.
Lt-Cols Lord Frederick Cavendish, Henry Earl of Pembroke, and John Weft, to be Aids-deCamp to his Majesty.
Capt. Robert Watfon to be Deputy-Quartermaster-General to the forces in South Britain, and to take rank as Lieutenant-Colonel of foot.
-to appoint the following Lords and Gentlemen to be officers in the following regiments. Maj. Gen. Elliot [above mentioned] to be Conel; Maj. John Barlow, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. Chriftopher Teesdale, Major, of the 6sft regiment of foot.
Col. William Strode to be Colonel; Maj. John Jennings, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Maj. Jofeph Higginfon, Major, of the 62d regiment of foot. Col. David Watfon to be Colonel; Maj. Peter Delbrifay, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. John Trollope, Major, of the 63d regiment of foot.
Col. John Barrington to be Colonel; Maj. Wollaston Pym, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. Thomas Ball, Major, of the 64th regiment of fect.
First Major Andrew Robinfon to be LieutenantColonel; Col. John Griffin Griffin, First Major; and Lt-Col. John Prideaux, Second Major, of the third regiment of fost-guards.
Lt Col. Thomas Gage to be Colonel of a regiment of rangers raised in America.
Maj. William Farquhar to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the 15th regiment of foot, Maj.-Gen. Jeffe ry Amherst's.
Lt-Col. George Haldane to be a Colonel of foot in the army.
Maj. Gen. Alexander Duroure, to command, in the abfence of the Governor, in Plymouth.
Col. Robert Armiger to be Colonel; Maj. John Salt, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. John Delgarno, Major, of the 65th regiment of foot.
Col. Edward Sandford to be Colonel; Maj. Rowland Phillips, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. Charles Beauclerk, Major, of the 66th regiment of fat.
Maj. Robert Douglas to be Lieutenant-Colonel, and Capt. Charles Lumifden, Major, of the 19th regiment of foot, Maj.-Gen. Lord George Beauclerk's.
Maj. John Beckwith, to be Lieutenant-Colonel, and Capt. John Maxwell, Major, of the 20th regiment of foot, Maj-Gen. William Kingsley's.
Capt. Robert Hall to be Major of the 37th regiment of fact, Maj -Gen. James Stuart's.
Capt. Lord George Lenox to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the 33d regiment of foot, Maj.-Gen. Lord Charles Hay's.
Maj. Nehemiah Donnelen to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the 38th regiment of foot, Col. James Lockhart-Rofs's.
Col. James Wolfe to be Colonel; Maj. Robert Robinson, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. Alexander MacDowal, Major, of the 67th regiment of foot.
L-Col. John Lambton to be Colonel; Maj. William Adey, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. William Napier, Major, of the 68th regiment of fest.
Le-Col. Charles Colvill to be Colonel; Maj. John Browne, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. Edward Martin, Major, of the 69th regiment of fot.
Le-Col. John Parflow to be Colonel; Maj. Charles Vignoles, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. Robert Pigot, Major, of the 70th regiment of fest.
Capt. Lewis Thomas to be Major of the 50th regiment of foot, Col. Studholm Hodgson's.
Capt. Robert Walsh to be Major of the 54th regiment of foot, Col. James Grey's.
Capt. James Ramfay to be Major of the 30th regiment of foot, Lt-Gen. John Earl of Lou
Lt-Col. William Petitot to be Colonel; Maj. William Tayler, Lieutenant Colonel; and Capt. Robert Murray, Major, of the 71ft regiment of feet.
Le-Col. Charles Duke of Richmond, to be CoJoel; Maj. William Wilkinson, Lieutenant-Colonet; and Maj. Richard Prefcott, Major, of the 72d regiment of foot.
Lt-Col. William Brown to be Colonel; Maj. Hezekiak Fleming, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. Thomas Shirley, Major, of the 73d regiment of fut.
May 8. Dr Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury, was fworn and admitted of the privy council.
Taken from other papers.
The Lord Primate, the Earl of Shannon, and John Ponsonby, Cfq; Lords Juftices of Ireland.
Commanders of men of war: Capt. Hotham, of the Melampe, of 36 guns; Capt. Colby, of the Thames, and Capt. Harrifon, of the Venus, of 32 guns each, both lately lanched; Capt. Cornwall, of the Emerald, of 26 guns; and Capt. Logie, of the Greyhound. Townshend, for Eye, New Member: in the room of Nicholas Hardinge, deceated.
Lt-Col. Sherington Talbot to be Colonel; Maj. Willian Mafters, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. Thomas Maule, Major, of the 74th regiment of Juh.
Lt-Col. John Boscawen to be Colonel; Maj. Jordan Wren, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. James Stuart, Major, of the 75th regiment of foot.
Edinburgh, May 15. Oat-meal 11d. Peafe meal 8 d. Bear-meal 7 d. halfpenny.
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Bear, Oats, Peafe,
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The author gives the following account of a medicine, hitherto unknown in this difcafe, by which, and living abftemioufly, he has foftened the agony of the tits, improved the health of intervals, and perhaps prolonged them. This medicine is his breakfaft and fupper; his dinner, that of other moderate people.
"The medicine, the advantages from which I have fo much caufe to boast, is the root of the bardana, or burdock; and the method wherein I have taken it is a light infufion. That no miftake may prevent others from finding in it the fame benefit, I fhall be particular as to the plant itself, and in the preparation. We have, in England, fix fpecies of bardana or burdock; they all poffefs the fame general virtues; but the kind which I have found best, and always have used,
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is the fourth species mentioned by Ray, the woolly-headed burdock. This is called lappa major montana capitulis tomentofis, by Cafpar Bauhine, and ardium by the Greek writers. This is common by way-fides, and in wafte places. It very much resembles the common burdock in form and ftature; but may be known from it, when young, by the redness of its ftalks, and when full grown, by its woolly heads. Linnæus fuppofes it only a variety of the common kind. However that be, I have found it poffeffes greater virme; and as it is nearly as frequent, and is eafily diftinguished, no other fhould be used. Nature, friendly to mankind, though in her favours too much neglected, has generally made those things which are most useful, the most common, and moft permanent. This plant, which grows every where at our doors, has a perennial root, fit for fervice at all feafons. It fhould be gathered freth every time for ufe; for I have found its virtue is, in a great measure, loft by keeping. When fresh taken up, it is a cordial, diaphoretic, and diuretic medicine; when it has been kept fame time, it is a diuretic only. All its virtues are useful in the gout, and therefore it should be ad juft gathered. Cut one ounce of this root, clean washed, into thin flices; pour on it a pint and half of water in a stone jar; cover the veffel; and, as foon as the liquor is cold, pour it off through a fieve without preffing. This quantity istwo dofes. Warm half of it moderately, and mix with this half a pint of new milk and half nounce of honey Drink this alone, or eat it with bread for breakfast, and the remaining half in the fame manner for fupper. It is not difagreeable, the flavour is like that of the pea or bean kind; and the infufion, thus mixed with milk, taftes like afparagus, or young pea-foup. Paates are various, but to me it is as pleasant as any of thefe: it fits well upon the ftomach, and promotes gentle perfpiration; it is lubricating and deobftruent; its principal operation is by urine, but not violent; and it at once is ferviceable aganft the disease for which it is given, and against that certain concomitant of it, the stone or gravel. Perhaps, in this refpect, it excels all other remedes. In regard to the gout, it does all we can expect or require of a medicine, unless we knew an abfolute or specific remedy. It foftens the too firm texture of the coats of the veffels; it feparates the folid parts fwallowed in our food to a due dillance, if drank regularly in this manner; and while it keeps them out of thofe clufters, which world prevent their paffage in the smallest veffels, it imbricates and foftens thofe veffels on the infide, and gives them a due diftention: at the fame time it refreshes and invigorates the whole frame, promotes circulation, as evidently as it does perfpiration; and, in a fecondary manner, affifts the digeftive faculties; for the ftomach being charged but once in the twenty-four hours with folid or courfe food, cording to this regimen, and that not in too large quantity, is able to act properly upon it; and is not a little affifted primarily by this medicine. Thus, if I do not deceive myself
extremely, this root poffeffes all the virtues we expect in courfes of medicines for the gout, and has their full effect, while it neither offends the ftomach nor loads it. There is alfo this farther advantage, that in taking it in the regular manner here directed, the patient has the benefit of the best milk courfe withal; for cow's milk, with this addition, is brought nearly to the state of afs's; and this is the moderate way of taking it, which alone is fafe. The abfolute good effect of milk none can difpute, who have read of its effects, or feen them: but the danger is in this abfolute change from a common courfe of life to one fo poor. This is a middle method. The effects of the milk are improved by the medicine; and there is neither the danger attending on the entering upon fuch a courfe, nor on the leaving it for a common diet. What I write of the great effect of this medicine, I feel. Mine, though not the most terrible state of the gout, was as bad as ufually men fuffer at my time of life; and it is now reduced to a very flight degree. I have fome feafons efcaped with two fits in the year, and these only of three weeks each; one in autumn, and another in fpring. And if the peculiar unfavourable nature of the feafon make it worse, if one fit follow another through the winter; ftill they are the flighter for their number, and there are intervals of health. More than this, no man afflicted with the gout can hope, unless an abfolute remedy should ever be found. And thus much I can, in general cases, promise to any who will follow the fame eafy, convenient, and agreeable method."
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Facts which fhew the neceffity of establishing a regular
To remedy this evil, the author of this tract propofes the following regulations.
1. That a number of fmall houfes be built near the dockyards of Chatham, Portsmouth, and Plymouth, which may be let at 50s. a-year, the
2. That thefe houfes fhall be let to the feamen of his Majefty's navy; the preference being always given to thofe that are married.
3. As the condition on which these houses are allotted them, they fhall repair on board fuch fhip as they fhall be ordered to serve in, whenever they are required.
4. That the rent of the houfe fhall be deducted out of their wages.
5. If a failor fhall die, leaving a widow, his houfe fhall be difpofed of to fome other failor; but if any other failor will marry the widow, be fhall have the preference.
6. Each of thefe houfes fhall take in two of thefe fick feamen, if the husband be at home, and four if he be abfent; for w. .ccommodation, the wife, who is to attend them as nurse, fhall be paid.
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The hardships to which a man now fubjects himself and his family, by entering into the fervice of his country as a feaman, are fuch as ought by every poffible means to be alleviated, not merely as a political meafure, but as a duty injoined by the univerfal and unalterable law of nature, which no pofitive inftitution can annul.
The failor is either preffed into the service, or enters voluntarily. If he is preffed, his family, if he has one, is inftantly reduced to a ftate of the most deplorable diftrefs, by being fuddenly deprived of that labour, which alone protected them from hunger and nakednefs. If he enters voluntarily, and has a family when he enters, the mifery to which his family is reduced by his own act, is equal to that which the family of a preffed man fuffers by the act of another. If he marries after he is in the fervice, he has neither an opportunity to fee his wife when his fhip comes into port, nor to remit her any part of his wages, to Support his children when he is abroad; for the beit failors have only a fmall credit on an exorbitant ufurer, who advances them money at a hundred per cent. or with an alchoufekeeper, who gives them credit for victuals and drink, at a yet more unmerciful intereft. If by chance the failor gets on fhore in the reach of his wife, he will not find himself strongly inclined to spend his few hours of leifure in fach a fcene of want and wretchednefs, as the hovel in which he and his family are hing, almoft without food or cloaths he wan be induced to spend the little pittance which fhould be allotted to alleviate their mifery, in the purchase of immediate gratification to himself. If he is fick, and gets into an hofpital, which is the best thing that can happen to him, he must suffer the neglect which unavoidably happens, when twenty patients are left to the care of one nurfe; and he will befides be expofed to the craft of an infernal crew, called crimps, who conftantly hover about the naval hofpitals, and entice the men that recover, either to enter into the merchants fervice, or go to fettle in the Weft Indies, firft debauching them with drink, and then corrupting them with money. To all thefe evils must be added that which arifes from the utter neglect of the children of feamen, who, like the progeny of the very refuse of the poor, are left to creep from idleness to wickedness in the very firft ftages of life, and either perish early upon a dunghill, or in a workhoufe; or, having lived to be the pefts of fociety, are cut off or tranfported by the law.
7. That the children of feamen inhabiting these houfes fhall, till they are fit for other bufinefs, be employed to pick okum; and when grown up, the boys fhall ferve the officers on board the navy, and the girls make the fhips colours, and the flop-cloaths for the feamen.
8. That in time of peace a certain number of feamen, after manning the guard-fhips, fhall be employed, by rotation, in the King's yards, at 15 d. a day, and the reft fhall be at liberty to go into the merchants fervice.
9. That on confideration of their continuing to be tenants of thefe houfes, they fhall, on the King's proclamation, or on advertisement from the lords of the admiralty, requiring their fervice, repair to their divifions as foon as poffible; and if they do not, they fhall forfeit all the advantages of this inftitution.
10. That fuch feaman as is defirous of remitting money for the fupport of his family, thall, before he fails, make known to the commiffioners of the port, the monthly allowance he will make, and that his name be entered in a book, witneffed hy the clerk of the check at his lait mufter, and y the captain and the figuing officers of the ship, before the proceeds on her voyage, as an authority for paying fuch fum, and that a counter-part of this book be kept by the captain of cach ship.
The benefits arifing from thefe proposals are evident from the following particulars. 1. It will render hofpitals needlefs. 2. The failor will think of returning to his family with pleasure. 3. The rambler will be fixed, and the good man encouraged to his duty. And, 4. The children of failors will be rendered ufetul members of f ciety.
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