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Salisbury Chimney-piece.Letter of O. Cromwell. --Silver Coin. 225 house adjoining, which might opce have Mr. URBAN,

Mar. 26. been a great tavern; or else formerly, SEND you a copy of an original letcorporation, there was adjoiniog to it a feffion. It is somewhat difficult to afa capital house of entertainment, to supply certain the letters of the name of the the body corporate with some of the good minister to whom it is written. But I things of this life, in which they de- have copied them exactly, as well as the fight; and in which there might have wholc of the letter, which is written in been a large plealant room, according to a very small hand, and is endorsed, the taste of those days, with a handlome “ Oliver Cromwell's l're to M, Hicch of carved chimney-piece, on which the Ely in 1643,” in the same hand as the Jandlord chose to have several emblema- letter itself. A COUNTRY RECTOR. zical representations, which in those days

" Mr. Hitch, might have furnished much entertain. “ Least the fouldiers should in any tu, ment to his guests, and given an addi- mulcary or disorderly way attempt the retional gout to their repart

. The fourth formation of the cathedrall church, I reemblem I am at a loss to make out, quire you to forbear altogether your quire Some think it an emblem of the Trinity, servise, soe unedifyeins and offensive; and others a fhip mark *. Again, others

this as you will answer it, if any disorder,

should arise thereupon. Tuppose a great merchant lived here, that the dolphin was an emblem of his hip expound the Scripture to the people ; not

“ I advise you to cattichise, and read and failing over the main, and that this doubting but the Parliament, with the advise fourth emblem was the mark or feal he of the Assembly of Divines, will in due tyme made use of in his transactions of busi direct you further. nelsHowever, the discussion of this “ 1 defire your sermons, where usually point must be left to wiser heads that they have biu-hut more frequent. mine to determine.

Y':' lo v friend, Other conjectures are, that this boule January 10, 1643. OLIVER CROMWELL," Standing in the ancient tilb-market, it was the dwelling of an eminent filee Mr. URBAN, monger, as in Catholic times this trade The inclosed (plate 111.

fig. 2.) is a

near London Bridge. I take it to be a Mr. URBAN, Andover, March 2. penay of Edward III. struck at the Bi

Ic reads on Is there any monumental infcription hop hof Durham's mint. the memory of the Rev. Thomas Boti €.....DVS... GLI ver, or to the Rev. John Lee, both rec which must be for Edwardus Rex Antors of that parish, who died about 1620? gli; and on the reverse, I am informed, by the son of a-late rec .....ITAS DVREME tor, that what the register of that parith for Civitas Dureme. It has a cross fays concerning those persons is highly pa:tee for a mint-mark; and on the recurious, and with some correspondent verse one part of the cross is formed would send you a transcript of it. into a crofier, to thew it was struck ac Yours, &c. SEARCH the Bifhop's mint.

B. It is the most common of all marks a merchant's mark. Enit.

Feb. 10.

SUMMARY OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT, Sess. V. Debates in the Fifth Sefon of Parliamext. The land-tax and malt-duty bills

were read a first and second time. (Continued from p. 136.)

A bill for regulating the marine forces Friday, December 7.

while on Thore was read the first and le. Mrs Jermole presented a bill for the cond time,

The order of the day being read, for Saint James Clerkenwell, which was the House resolving itself into a comread the first time.

mittee of the whole Honse, for taking Several papers from the East India-ho. into consideration thegranting of a fupply the titles having been previously read, to his Majetty, and Mr. Gilbert having tere ordered to be laid on the table. taken the chair; GENT. MAG. Marcb, 1758.


The Chancellor of the Erdbequer The replication was then read, whicha movei, that the sum of 176.4054. 55. was the line as ihe vzport, except itd. be granted to his Majetti, for the concluten), which promised, in the defiaying the expences incurred by ihe naine of the knights, citizens, and burlate naval armaniene. Ketolsel. police, in Parliament atembled, and That the sum of 57,5732 45. be gran

of the whoi. Comidous of Great Brited to his Blajefty, for detrayinribe ad tain, to fubftantiare the charges exhibia ditional expences of the army. Reiulved. ted at their Lordligs bar avaint Ware

That 13.30 06. os. Si be piantet for Ten Hastings, of extortion, bribery, corthe experces of the Ordnance. Retolves. ruption, cruclty, breaci of faith, and of

Tha: the fum of 55,1651. be granted every other crime with which he tiends to his Viajeft«, being a fum itiuca irom cherged by them, and praved of their the civil litt for fecret forvices abroad. Lordchips speedy justice and ex. muy hfolved.

punidhmeat. That the fun of 20,00cl. be granted The report and replicacion bring, on to his Majefs, for the like fum iflued mo:ion, read a second time ; for the repairs of Carlton-houle, in con The Speaker put the question, W'nepliance with the address of the House of ther that replication fhould be the reCommons to his Majesty. Resolvedl. plication to the aniwer, given in at the

That 60,0.01. be granted to his Ma- bar of the Houle of Lords by Wame> jefy, for the likesum inued for the paye Hastings, to the charges exhibited amen: of the deles of his Roval High gainst him of high crimes and inildeneis the Prince of Wales, conformably meanors; and this being agreed to, to an address of that House. Rcíolved. Mr. Burke moved, that the replication That the further ium of 101,000l. be be engroiled.

Ordered. giaried for the paiment of his Royal

Monday, Dec, 10. Hi h-e!'s debts, making in the whole Mr. Burke moved, that the engroffen thu cuin. 261,000!. the fum coted by replication of the House to the aniwer of Parlimment for the purpose. Reto'ved. Warren Haltings fould be read; which

Anushat the ium of 17.4966. 145. 6d. having been done, he moved, that it be granist to his Majefix, to make good should be sent up to the Houle of Lords. tive fum iJuid in compliance with the This motion was agreed to, and Mr, audrelles from that Houle to his Ma- Burke appointed the metienger, who, in jeliy. Rclolverlo

carrying it up, was attended by most of r. Burke brought up the report of the members in oppovtion. Two Mala elle automotive appointed to conlider of ters in Chancery brought an answer from the anlwer delivered at the bar of the their Lordhips, which was in fubilaci, House of Lords by Warren Haflinga, to That they had fixed upon Tuciday the the charges i xhibiice against him by the 13th day of February puxt for the trial Comous of Great Britain, for Inigh of Warrin Hallings, eiq; at the bar of cices and railcercanous.

their House; and that they would give On Mr. B' moving that the same be orders for the erection of proper converead, and the motion being anced ro, merces for the accommodation of thie the suport was read his the chil, and menagers of the impeachinent, was in fubitan e as follon: The un

Mr. Ald. Sawbridge informed the Huset vetivered at chec but at the louleef Uvuse, that he had in his hands a peti1.01ds, 'ty in2ir40 Litros, 10 tie tion from some electors of Queenboro' charg's exline against line is an a: in Kent, which he thought it his duty tump to cover bis Clunes by fallelood

to present to the House. The petitios 21;d eradio, anal ganglici son 1994 ner, who were only four in number, Beanies to his idos 1,01aneu me conoplined, that the Board of Ordnance, by iru:h; ij is, soittime, the opinion of in laving out the public monev in that the como!!! Piente, in aid borough, paid much ltis altertion to the of the canvis oi pitice", Brale, with all public interest, than to the establithmen: concepieni ipolllenu lipses the House of a corrupt influence ariong the elecof Louds a refleken to that apfwer, to tors, in which the Board had succeeded Intoin their loc">f, twi ilipy aver so well, that, for the last 30 years, the change inne 170", and will prove Queenborough had been invariably rethem at their posilo: 112!, or in any presented by a member of ihat Board ; other place ibit thi's millipus Ball ära!, after staring various grounds of acarm propei, anu ni WAAILCi ime they criation, prayed, that they might be mit a romu.

permitted io establill, by proofs at the


Summary of Proceedings in the present Sefion of Parliament.

227 bar of the House, the allegations of their and inftructions abovementioned should petition.

Mr. Sawbridge moved for be laid before the House. On this moleave to bring it up; but the House, tion there was a divifion, but no debate, without any debate, divided upon the and it was rejefted hv a majority of 159. motion, which was rejecied by a majo - Aves 45.- Noes 204. ritv of 63-ares 32-noes 95.

The House then went into a coinmi. Sir John Miller complained, that very tee of fupply on the army and ordnance unbecoming liberties had been taken in estimates. one of the pubfic prints in reporting the The Secretary at War proposed, that speeches of members of that House, the military establishment for N. Ames which he, for one, was not disposed to rica and the West Injes should be auge countenance, or fuffer to pass unnoticed. mented from 9, 45 10 12,610 meo. The He therefore cautioned the persons al annual expence of the former establishluded to, that, if they peristed in the ment was 244,coch. and the expenct of indecent practice of abuing a Member the number now proposed would be for his speeches in that atembly, or of 315,000l. This augınentation had b:en misreprelenting them, he would, how recommended by the governors and com. ever reluctantly, move, that the standing manders of the Welt India Islands, as order for excluding it, angers should be well as by a board of general oificers, rigorously enforced.

fummoned for the purpose of giving Mr. Gilberi, after a short introduc their opinions on the subject. To comtory spec', mored, that a committee pentate, however, in fome measure, for should be appoicted to take into confi this increase of establiament, bis Macleration the state of the poor, and of the jelty hail graciously olfered to consent to laws which provided for their mainte a reduction in the number of his houícnance. Agreed to.

hold troops. Our guards and gorrisons, Mr. Courtenay observed, that, though in 1787, amounted to 17,638 men; but an order had been made for taking the in the ensuing year it is intended to reOrdnance estimates into contideration duce them to 16,982. The House, he this evening, yet he thought the discuss hoped, would not object to the present Gion of the army estimates would take plan, as it would remove all apprehen, up fo much time, that the confideration fions for the latety of our foreign depen: of the former must be put off to fome dencies at a trifiing additional expence. other day; and that, consequently, cer He concluded by moving a resolution to tain papers might be produced, which, the above purpose. in his opinion, ought to be perused by Col. Fitzpatrick disapproved of the the Members before they voted the supe proposed augmentation. ply for the Ordnance. Thole papers ftablishment of 1783 had been confi. were, the warrant from his Majetty to dered as adequate to all the purposes of the Duke of Richmond for raising a national defence; and, before the pr.lent corps of military artificers, and the con measure had been brought forward, is sequent infructions illued by his Grace ought to have been satisfactorily proveri, for raising the men. The plans of the that, since 1753, circumitances had ocnoble Duke were, he remarked, diftin- curred which rundered an increase of our guilhed by an originality of idea from establithment indispeníably necellaiy. those of every other mortal, of which But nothing of this kind had been dcthe plan in question was a striking in- monstrated. Our foreign poilellions did stance. According to his conception, not appear to be in a state of infecurity; the merit of a carpenter, a malon, or a and from our late fuccefs in hafing the bricklayer, was not to be estimated by designs of the French in Hollandi, lie a knowledge of his trade, bize by the al was inclined to think, that a reduction titude of his person; for every man who of our landing army was moe avilta was in height's feet 8 inches was to be ble than an augmenta:ion. With readmitted into the corps; while a man of gard to the expedient lately practifed, of ten times more kuil in his busincis was consulting the governors and general excluded, if unfortunatelv he wanted officers on this subject, he thought he half a quarter of an inch of that standardi opinions of those gentlemen inadmilliAnd, as if this was not enough, the ble; and this mode of recurring to th-m Duke had established a Sunday School for evinced the prop:iety of appointing perinftructing those tradesmen on the Sah. manently a commander in chief of inc bath-day in the manual exercise. He army. As to the destination of the concluded by moving, that the werrant troops to be railed in addition to the

The peace

present establishment, he remarked, that, dencies were considerably more numeif they thould be principally intended rous than they are now, what motive for the West Indies, a very material can be alledged for increafing, the milie question would arise, namely, whether tary establishment at present ?. Some we should concur in adopting a new fys. gentlemen had been led so far by their. tem of defence for our poffeffions there; confidence in the Minister, as to feem and whether the augmentation of the willing to give him credit for his meaJand-forces would not, probably, be fuce fures, without taking the trouble of be. ceeded by additional fortifications, to ftowing a thought on their probable the negle&t of the proper defence of tendency. But a general bill of credit those islands, our nary As to the re to Ministry, arising from an excess of duction of the household troops, that confidence, might lead to very dangescheme might have been properly ade Sous concessions. The intended increase opred without any increase of the other was also, he said, rendered more uonepart of the army. He enlarged on these cessary by the recent fubfidiary treaty points, and at the close of his speech with Hesse-Caffel; as the having a body obferved, that as those who had opposed, of foreign troops ready at our call. and caused the rejection of, many of the fhould induce us rather to diminish than Minifter's plans, bad acted with more add to our ordinary ctablishment. The real kindness towards him than if they Minister, it was said, had disconcerted had allented to them, there was now an the projects of France, had restored the opportunity for his profe{fed adherents conßitutional government of Holland, to prove the fincerity of their attach- and had recovered the former glory of ment, by rejecting the measure un- this nation. To the Hon. Gent's conder deliberation. He concluded with duct on the late occasion, he was ready moving, as an amendment to the motion to give his tribute of applause, but he of the Secretary at War, that the num. had Aattered himfelf that different conber of men, and sums of money, inserted fequences would have resulted from it; in his motion, fhould be the same as in he expected, instead of the profufion of the establishment of the present year. augmentation, the economy of reduce · Mr. Bastard, after a few handsome tion. compliments to the Chancellor of the Mr. Pitt recapitulated, and endea. Exchequer, said, that he did not altoge- voured to refute, the principal arguther approve the proposed augmenta- ments urged against the motion. He tion, as he was not sufficiently convinced infifted, that in time of peace we ought of its neceility, and thought that this at. to prepare for the contingencies of war, tention to the army would leffen our and that the design of the present aug. ability of paying a due regard to the mentation was to prevene sudden or une navy, which he considered as the soie suspected attacks, which might perhaps constitutional defence of this country. take place before we could fit out our However, as he placed great confidence fleeis, or embody our militia. Nor did in the Minister, he would not oppose the his attention to the army flacken his tfc. morion of the Hon, Baronet.

forts to put the navy on the most reCol. Phipps, Sir G. P. Turner, Col. fpectable footing; 10,000 men had beer Norion, and Sir Joseph Mawbey, lupe' voted for that service this year, which ported the motion ; Gen. Burgoyne, Mr, were 2000 more than had been in pay the Aid. Sawbridge, and many other gen preceding year: the extraordinaries of tlemen, opposed it.

the navy since the year 1783 had aMr. Fox hoper', that the House would mounted to a million and a half; and not agreeso a measure, which, while it thirty ships of the fine had been launched was not iuftified by any grounds of ex. since the termination of the war. From pediency, was fraught with the most thele circumstances he submitted to the pernicious consequence!. He dwelt on House how far he was cntitled to their the peace establishment of 1783, which confidence. had taken place during his administra. The division on the firit motion, retion : this establishment, he faid, was speciing the plantation estimates, wasy nearly che fame with that which pre. For it 242--Against it 80-Majority vailed in 1749, after the treaty of Aix 162. la-Chapelle, and also with that of 1763. On the subsequent motion, relative to If the number of troops employed at the ordnance estimates, the numbers those periods had proved fofficient for were, For it 140-Againk it 28-Maour defence, when our foreiga depea- jority and


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