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A period was at length put to war between Russia and the Porte this tedious session, during a great was regretted ; a close friendship part of which, there seemed to be with both acknowledged, but no no business to attend to, and mat- engagement to either. It was ters of the greatest nacional and hoped, from the pacific difpofition conftitutional importance were of other powers, that those troubles brought on, when the season for would extend no farther; and the all business seemed to be over. In usual professions were made, of enJuly jít.
the speech from the deavouring to preserve the general site throne, much satisfaci
tranquillity, so far as it could be tion was expressed at the zeal, done with confiftency. After reassiduity, and perseverance, with turning thanks for the supplies, which they had applied themselves much pleasure was expressed, that to the very important business, notwithstanding the ample provi. which had been recommended at fion which had been made for every the opening of the session ; and it branch of the public service, and was fully hoped, that the laws the effectual relief and fupport which were the result of their deli- which had been afforded to the berations, would answer the salu. East-India Company, they had been tary purposes for which they were able to make some progress in rejotended. The continuance of the ducing the national debt.
JANUARY . Several hundred person assem
bled in a riotous manner at Dundee T HE Archbishop of in Scotland, and carried off 400 31. 1 Paris ordered a so- facks of wheat and barley, from lemn mass, to return God thanks, the packhouse there ; they then for preserving from the conflagra proceeded to a ship in the harbour, tion, great part of the Hotel Dieu. and plundered her of her atores ; It was celebrated on the 7th in she after which they broke open two Metropolitan Church, and on the cellars, and carried off a large joth, in all the other churches. quantity of potatoes; which they
The Express packet, with the distributed among themselves. The mail for France, failed from Dover; riot-act was read, but to no manwhen off Calais the wind blew full ner of purpose. into the harbour, so that the Union The high tribunal at Copenha. packer, with the French mail, could gen declared the Sieur Thura, aunot get out; whereupon the mate, ihor of a pamphlet called The Proge Mr. Pascall, took a French boat to ficator, guilty of high treason, mect the Express, with intent to and condemned him to faffer the change mails; but the Express fail- fame punishment as Struensee and ed into the harbour ; and the sea Brande. Tunning high, the boat overset in A proclamation was the same her return, and Mr. Pascall, with day published, forbidding the meetseven Frenchmen, perished in fighting of multitudes of people togeof a great number of spectators. ther, which is a fure indication of The mail was soon after cast on the unsetiled state of government in fhore. It is said, that Mr. Pascall Denmark. got upon the bottom of the boat, On Friday, Sir James, and might have been saved, but the Gray, Knight of the Bach,
s pith. French guard, seeing their coun- being seized with a fit while attend. trymen perith, would suffer no vel. ing the levce at Si. James's, was fel to put off to save the Englishman. carried home in a chair, and died
This day was held a on Saturday morning. sthe board of green cloch at Whitehall, when orders were agreed Extract of a Letter from Warrington, on, for the court's screening no
Jan. 1. debtor who owes more than twenty " The Duke of Bridgewater's pounds to one person.
canal is now paffible for boats, beYOL. XVI.
tween Manchester and the river jesty's floop Weasel, Capt. Young, Mersey, at Runcorn, except about in October last, and is deposited in one mile.
the library belonging to Trinity The fall from the canal into College, Cambridge. The followthe tide-way of the Mierley, is near ing account is given of it: go feet, which, within the distance Captain Young having touched of about bwo yards, is divided into at Teneriff, in his return from the ten locks for vessels of upwards of coast of Guinea, had the curiosity 50 tons burden. They are supplied to ascend the Pike with a guide; with water from the canal through whereon in a cave (the burying. balons and aqueducts formed in the place of the ancient Pagan inharock.
bitants) he discovered several dead " Yesterday the locks were open- bodies, sewed up in goat-skins, ed, and the Heart of Oak (a vesel one of which he opened, and difof 50 tons burden, froin Liverpool, covered a body perfect, fresh, and belonging to the duke) palied the features not in the least mati. through them. This day upwards laied; some were seven feet long, of 600 of his Grace's workmen were and others five feet three inches. entertained upon the lock-banks, He expressed a great desire to obwith an ox roasted whole, and tain one of these bodies ; but the plenty of liquor.”
Romih prielt made many objec. This day the report was tions. Thole, however, a little *3the made to his Majesty in coun- gold removed, and he procured him cil, of the twelve following con- a female mummy. The body is victs under sentence of death in perfect in every particular, the Newgate, viz. William Simpfor bowels are extracted, and the kin and George Turner, for robbing appears of a deep tanned copper coWilliam Graham, in Chelsea-fields; lour. The hair is long and black, Joseph Harrison and John Mitchell, and retains the curl ; and the teeth for a rape and robbery on Mary and nails of the toes and fingers are Wilds, in Bethnal-green-fields ; freth. According to the tradition William Griffiths for robbing Dr. of the priest, and the extinction of and Mrs. Dodd, near Tottenham- the ancient inhabitants, it cannot court-turnpike; Nathaniel Baily, be less than 500 years since the dealias Bailiis, and James Crompton, cease of this body. Indeed it may for robbing John Bullock of his be as probably 1000 ; for, accordcane, in Aldermanbury ; Benjamin ing to its appearance, it may as Bird, for forging a draught for well continue ad infinitum, as re221. John Law, alias Low, Mi. main one year in its present condichael Doyle, John Bagnall, and tion. It looks like a tanned hide, William Booth, for returning from and consists of bone and kin; the transportation. .
nerves, tendons, veins, and arteHis Majesty was pleased to par- ries, appear diftinctly like strings. don Harrison and Mitchell, and to The fenate of Venice bath rerefvite Doyle, Bagnall, and Booth. fused to receive a bull from the The reft are left for execution. Pope, by which he had conferred
An extraordinary mummy was t'vo abbeys, ficuated in the Venebrought from Teneriff by his Mas ian state, on bis nephew Cardinal
Rezzonico; the fenate having some them. The mob behaved very time ago resolved, that no benefice rudely to the soldiers, and pelled in the Venetian territory, should be them with stones; the riot-act was pofseffed by any ecclefiaftic who read, but the rioters still continued did not reside therein.
assembled, and their numbers inThey write from Lisbon, that ten creased ; and rather than order the religious houses have lately been soldiers to fire, the provoft very hu. suppressed in that city, and many manely ordered them to withdraw, more in other parts of the king- and delivered up the two prisoners dom.
to the mob, who then proceeded in By the work of the Abbé de Ex. triumph to the house of Mr. John pelly, which has been lately pub. Donaldson, a Cornfactor at Elcho, lished in Paris, and presented by where they broke down and dethe author, in person, to the French stroyed every thing they could come King, it appears, that from the at. After this they brought off the year 1691 to the year 1700, inclu. keys of his granaries, and delivered fively, France contained 35,127 pa- them to the seriff-substitute of rilnes, in which, within the above Perthshire, with orders to bring the period, by an exact and complete corn to Perth, and have it ground abftra&, taken from the public re- into meal as fatt as possible. Mr. gifters, there were 7,679,083 births, Donaldson saved the sheriff this 1,807,891 marriages,and 6,784,724 trouble; by sending in the grain deaths.-From 1754 to 1763, in- himself next morning. . clusively, being a like period of Edinburgh, Jan. il. Last night nine years, and in the same 35,127 seventeen of the rioters, who have parishes, there have been 8,532,110 been concerned in the meal mobs births, 1,893,472 marriages, and on the other side of the Forth, were 6,564,694 deaths; and within the brought from Dundee to this city, lacter period, that is, from 1754 to bound in chains, under a strong 1763, in the 42,105 parishes con- guard, and committed prisoners to tained in the kingdom of France, the Tolbooth.” in which those of Lorraine and Bar Ac Duff-house, the join-.. are comprized, 8,661,381 births, ture apartments of the 15the 4,663,822 being boys, and Countels-Dowager of Fife, was ex3,997,560 girls; 1,922,163 mar- hibited the firit masquerade ever riages, and 6,664,161 deaths, Seen in Scotland. In order that 3,460,241 being men and boys, proper decorum might be preserved, and 3,203,920 women and girls. Several ladies of distinction were Extrait of a Letter from Edinburgh, there unmasked, among whom were Jan. 5.
the Countess. Dowager of Moray, 56 We hear from Perth, that the Lady Elphinston, and Mrs. M-se. meal mob assembled again on Fri. Lady of Baron Mure. A number day night, in order to rescue two of dresses, rich, genteel, and coof their number, who, on account rious, were exhibited by the masks. of Wednesday's riot, were commit. About ten o'clock the company ted to prison. The magistrates unmasked. There was a great deal called for the assistance of the mili- of dancing, after that a collation, tary, and endeavoured to prevent and that succeeded by dancing,
again, and the affair went off with banker, who would not swear to inore success than was expected. the identity of his perfon, and the
The following anecdote, relative judge, on the last verdict of the to the King of Prussia, has appear. jury, said, he hoped he was not ed in one of the papers, and is guilty. there said to have been communi. At this sessions George Armcated by a gentleman, who had it strong, Robert Armstrong, and from Mr. Mitchell, our ambassador William Cotterell, were tried for at that time at Berlin. The Mar- entering the Bengal warehouse bequis of Titchfield, now Duke of longing to the East-India ComPortland, being on his travels at pany, and stealing 628 pieces of Berlin, was introduced to his Pruf silk handkerchiefs, &c. but, by a fan Majelty; their discourse turn- flaw in the indictment, they were ed on the divisions in England, and acquitted of the burglary, and only the unpopularity of the court. Af- found guilty of the theft. They ter discourling for some time, and are to be transported. expatiating on the caules which had The following convicts
20th. occafioned such discontents among were executed at Tyburn, the people If, said Frederick, I viz. Benjamin Bird, George Turwere to lit on your throne for three ner, William Simpson, Nathaniel days, I'd make you know what it Bailey, and William Griffiths.-was to have a King." " Please lohn Lowe, for returning from your. Majesty, replied the young transportation before the expiration nobleman, I do not think you would of his time, and who was to have be able to keep your feat on the been executed at the same time, English throne for three hours." received a reprieve from the secre.
. The parliament met, pur- tary of state's office, on account of 191. suant to adjournment. The the lingular hardship of his case, House of Lords broke up early, as being transported for receiving a did likewise the House of Com- shilling for the carriage of a goose mons, after receiving several peri. that had been stolen, of which theft tions, particularly one from Glou- he declared he was ignorant. ceiter, complaining of the distress When the maletaciors stopped of the innholders, &c. from the as usual, opposite St. Sepulchre's great number of soldiers quartered church, to hear the dying words upon them.
from the bellman, Bird threw hig Mr. Dowdeswell presented a bill head on the shouiders of the clergyfor providing an establishment for man, who sat next to him, and, she indigent and aged, under cer- while he hid his face, his whole fain circumítances.
frame was agitated in a manner not This day the ferions ended at to be described, and he seemed to the Old-Bailey. At this sesions ten feel what the Author of the Rambler prisoners were capitally convicted. · calls, " The utmost exacerbation
A young man charged with for- of human misery." I gery on Mesirs. Child and Co. was Early this morning a young wo. tried on two indictments, and ac- man, servant to a farmer at Northquitted of them both. He sent a down, near Margate, threw herself porter with the draughts to the from a cliff about 40 feet high, and