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Tamed Davis, who was then confined for work, of the choiceft workmanship, with debt. The au&ioncer found Briant, who al. grear quantities of rough mahogany, one sumed the name of Davis, on the premises; wrought, which were almost instantly in a and the story related by her exciting bis blaze, and illuminated the Atreets to a great cumpallion, to save the charge of puting a dillance. The cabinet-work burnt fo fiercely man in poffertion, he agreed to take fome of that there was no possibility of ftopping the the articles to his warehouse till Davis thould progress of the fams, till the whole, togecompromise the matter with his landlord, iher with more than 50 adjoining houses, when they should be forthcoming, without were either burnt, or so much damaged as to any expence. Upon this generous offer, gra be rendered uninhabitable for some time. ulude appeared to operate powerfully on the The scene of distress, occafioned by this ac. Lady, who expreffed her sense of the kindness cident, was truly piriable. The whole loss su feelingly ihat, aiter regaling themselves is computed at more than £.100,000, the during the evening, they retired to the same principal part of which must fall upon the bid at night, and in ibe morning her good. Fire-OMces.--Mr. Seddon's house, fome watured benefactor made her a present of years ago, was burnt down, just as, by some half a guinea, in compassion to her dress. reglect, his policy of inlurance had been sof. Seven days had elapsed, when the auctioneer fered to run out, by which he loft his All. was accı ted, by the prisoner Taylor, and
I bursday 6. Jokin Pearfe (not yet taken), who perforated A common hall was held at Guild-ball in an attorney, and asked him, If he knew conlequence of a requisition made for that Airs. Briant? Being answered in the nega- purpose to the Lord Mayor. At this meet. t've, they asked, If he knew Mrs. Davis: ing the Recorder of London gave it as his He said, He did. Then, said they, we have opinion the Common Council and Court of a charge against you for a rape, that will al Aldermen only had the right to dispose of fet your life. Siantled at such a charge, and the City's cash, but were amevable to the knowing that the oath of a loose woman was Livery, as well as punishable for any improalone fufficient to support it, he very readily. per expenditure of it.-Mr. Tomlins brought complied with their demand of 4 guincas to forward some propofitions relativ :o the auItop proceedings, with which they went a ditor of the city accounts, that did not seem way, lecmingly contentc.; but in a few mi. to meet the approbation of the Court. puies returned with a second demand of 4
Friday 7. guincas more, without which the lady could This morning was executed at Tyburn,
be prevailed upon, they said, to withdraw John Auftin, convi&ted the preceding Satur: her charge. With this demand, likewife, he day of robbing John Spicer, and cutting and complied; and, while he was thinking him- wounding him in a cruel manner. From tell happy in the company of such good Newgate to Tyburn he behaved with great friends, they took the opportunity of giving composure. While the halter was tying his him the Dip, leaving him to pay a good round whole frame appeared to be violently conreckoning. Upon enquiry, he found that his pulsed. The Ordinary having retired, he friend Taylor was a ruliner at a Rotation-' addressed himself to the populace: “Good Office, and Pearle (the pretended attorney) 4 “people, I request your prayers for the sale toldier, iliat had been drum med out of his “vation of my departing soul; let my exregiment a little while before. Taylor was “ ample teach you to thon the bad ways I Tietenced to fix months imprisonment, and “ have followed; keep good company, and Briant to ftand io the pillory, and to be "mind the word of God.” The cap being insprisoaed three months.
draws over his face, he raised his hands and Tuesday 4.
cried, “Lord have mercy on me; Jesus look The sessions at the Old Bailey, for the city“ down with pity on me; Chrift have mercy of London, ended, when fix convicts received “ on my poor soul!" and, while uttering fentence of death, which, with 12 condemn- these words, the cart was driven away. The ed on Saturday, make 18 in all, capitaily noole of the halter having Dipped to the back convicted this festions. Villains increase to part of his neck, it was longer than usual befalt, that a bare recital of their names and fore he was dead.-Carrying those criminals airocious crimes would more than fill our to execution, as soon as convicted, who come Magazine.
mit cruelties with their robberies, it is hoped Wednesday s.
will have a good effect. Being the anniversary of the Gun-powder A court of Proprietors of East India Atock Plot, a great deal of mischief was done, as was held at their house in Leadenhall-ftreet, usual, by a set of idle koaves, assembled a when Governor Johnstone moved, That the bout bonfires, with squibs and crackers, and thanks of the Court be given to Warren other dangerous gud-powder compounds, 10 Hastings, Esq. Governor-General, and the the disgrace of magiftracy.
other Members of the Supreme Council at About a quurter after one in the morning Bengal, for their zeal, ability, and exertions a most alarming fire broke out in the work in the management of the Company's affairs, Thops behind Mr. Seddon's dwelling-house in particularly in repelling the irruption of Hyo' Aidessgate Street. They were full of cabines der Ali Cawn into the Carnatic; and alto in
having concluded a peace with the Mahrat man was secured, and lodged in the Poultry cas, &c.—This motion was oppofed by Sir Compier. H. Fletcher, Mr. More, and others, on the
Tizesday 11. ground that enquiry ought to precede praise. This day his A1 ujetty opened the foor h On the contrary, those who supported the festinu of the prefent Parliament with the motion were for giving praise first, and en following moft gracious speech : quiring afterwards whether it was merited or Mi Lords and Gentlemen, not. He said, there were some points, rela I HAVE the lasisfaction to inform voa tive to the Mahratta Treaty, that required that Desintive Treaties of Peace have been elucidation. It had been proposed to give concluded with ife Courts of France and to Madajec Scindia one half of the city and Spain, and with the United States of Ame. territory of Baroche, but it was found, after rica. Preliminary Articles have beco allo the conclusion of the treasy, that the whole
rautied with the Stales General of the U. was surrendered to him, without any cause nited Provinces. I have ordered these reassigned. Baroche yielded a revenue of near veral Trialies to be laid before you; and I £.200,000 a year.
am happy to add, that I have 110 caufe to Saturday 8.
doube but that all those powers agree with By an order of Council, inserted in the me in my fincere inclination to keep the caLondon Gazetre, tobacco of the growch of lamities of war at a great distance. the United States of America, and imported The objects which are to be brought under directly from thence into any of the ports your deliberation, will rusticiently explain of London, Bristol, Liverpool, Cowes, my reafons for calling you together after Whitehaven, and Grenock, may be bounded thort a recess. Enquiries of the utmost imand lodged in his Viajesty's warehoules in portavce have hern long and diligently purthe usual manner, and upon exportation (be sued, and the fruit of them will be expected. bonds to be delivered up.
The ficvation of the East India Company Sunday 9.
will require the utmost exertions of your A party of Bowstreet officers beset three wisdom to maintain and improve the valvanored Twindlers ia Leicefier square, (wo of ble advantages derived from our Indian por whom they secured, but the third made his fellions, and to promote and licure the hapescape. They had lately defrauded an offi- piness of the native inhabitants of th:ole procer just come from abroad of upwards of vinces, igool.
The season of peace will call upon you Monday 10.
for an attention to every thing which can This day Robert Peckham, Esq. Lord recruit the strength of the nation, after lo Mayor elect, went, accompanied in the usual long and expenfive a war. manner, to Weliminater-hall, where his The focurity and increase of the reverse Lordship took the oaths of office at the Ex
leait burtheo come to chequci-bar, and returned in grand procei- subjects, will be amongit your first objedt. fion to Guildhall, where a moit sumptuous In many ellevtial parts it has sutered: dinner was provided, at which were present dangerous frauds have prevailed, and alarmseveral of the nobility, and come foreigners ing outrages bave been commired. Exir: of distinction,
tions bave not been wanting to repress this This day, Mr. Bembridge being personally daring spirit, nor pains to enquire into 5 present in ihe Court of King's Bench, Mr. true caufes. In any instances in which te Bearcroft moved the Court for a rule to powers of government may not be equal on thew cause why the verdiet, by which the its urnost care and vigilance, I have no defendant was found guilty, should be ler doubt that the wildom of my Parliament alide, and a new trial had. The point of will provide such remedies as may be fouu! law which Mr. Bearcroft infifted on chiefly wanting for the accomplifbmcor of purposes,
that the Court was not warranted, by in which the marcrial interests of this nation any case or principle in law, to say, that are so deeply concerned. this place of accomptant is such an office, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, for the omifsion of the duries of which the I have ordered the efiimates of the exofficer might he proceeded against, criminali. pences for the year to be laid before you. Ber, by indictment or information. The From those you will perceive the reduction rule however was not granted.
which I have made in all the establishments, A woman who had left her husband and which appear to me to be brought as low as cohabited with another man, having been prudence will admir; and you will particiclaimed by her husband, returned home, , pate with me in the fatisfaction which I when the man the had lived with went to feel in this fiep towards the relief of my her apartments to take his leave of her : on subjects. At the end of a war some part of going away, he detired a kiss at parring, to its weight must inevitably be borne for a which the confented, when, baving a razor time. I feel for the burthens of my people : concealed in his hand, he cut her throat, but I rely on that fortitude which has hi
but the knoi of a ribbon round her neck pre therto li ported this nation under many dif. . Yealed her windpipe being cur through The ficulties, for their bearing those, which the
present exigencies require, and which are
W dnesday 12. so necesary for the full support of the na The Lords waited on bis Majesty with tional credit.
their address, to which he was pleased to say: My Lords and Gentlemen,
“My Lords, In many respects our fituation is new. “ I thank you for this dutiful and loyal Your counsels will provide what is called address. I receive with pleafore your con. for by that fituation; and your wisdom gratulations on the birth of a Princess, and will give permanence to whatever has been the recovery of the Queen, as renewed proofs found beneficial by the experience of ages. of your affection to my person and family. In your deliberations you will preserve that The assurances you give me of your attention temper and moderation which the impor to the objects recommended for the welfare tance of their objects demands, and will, I of my subjects, are highly acceptable; and I have no doubt, produce; and I am sure that regard the unanimity with which they are you are unanimous in your defire to direct offered, as an earneft of the fuccess which, I all those deliberations to the honour of my trust, will attend your endeavours to establifa crown, the safety of my dominions, and the the honour of my crown, and the prosperity prosperity of my people.
of my people.” Ceremnial of the Introdu&tion of bis Royal General Smith, in the Houfe of Commons,
Highness George Auguftus Frederick complained that though, in consequence of a
Prince of Wales, into tbe House of Peers. resolution of that House, an order for recall. His Royal Highness having been, by let. ing Sir Elijah Impey had been tranfmitted ters pateni dated the 19th of August, in the to Calcutta, yet he understood that, subse. fecond year of his Majesty's reign, created quent to that order being received, Sir Elijah, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chcfter, was had actually appeared in his seat on the bench in his robes, with the collar of the order -as usual ; a measure of the more feriods of the Garter he bad put on in the Earl moment, as all the judgments he had proMarshal's room, introduced into the House nounced since the receipt of that order were of Peers in the following order; Sir Francis ipfo fao null and void The House was Molineux, Bart. Gentleman Usher of the moved to address his Majefty to give diBlack Rod with his staff of office; Earl of rections for copies of their orders to be laid Surrey, Deputy Earl Marshal of England; before the House. Earl of Carline, Ld. Privy Seal; Ralph Big Both Houses of Convocatin mes in the seland, Esq. Garter Principal King of Arms, in rusalem Chamber, Weftminster Abbey, and his robe, with his sceptre, bearing bis Royal adjourned to the
2 ift of January next. Highness's patent ; Sir Peter Burrell, Deputy
Thursday 13. Griat Chamberlain of England; Viscount Lord John Cavendish reported his Mas Stormont, Lord President of the Council. jesty's answer to the Commons address.
The coronet on a crimson velvet cushion, “ Gentlemen, borne by Viscount Lewilhant, one of the “ I thank you for this very dutiful and Gentlemen of his Royal Highness's Bed affectionate address, and for the fresh mark chamber. His Royal Highoers the Prince of you give of your attachment to me and my Wales, carrying bis writ of fummons, sup- family, in your congratulations on the harpi ported by his uncle his Royal Highness the recovery of the Queen, and the birth of anDuke of Cumberland, and the Dukes of other princess. Richmond and Portland. And proceeding “ I receive, with the utmoft fatisfaction, up the House with the usual reverences, the your assurances of piomoting such measures writ and patent were delivered to the Earl as may tend to the support of the national of Mansfield, Speaker, on the woollack, and credit, and to the welfare of my people; read by the Clerk of the Parliament ar the and I confider the voanimiry with which Table, his Royal Highness and the reft of they are offered as a happy carnest of the the proceffion ftanding ncar: After which success of your endeavoors." his Royal Highnels was conducted to his
Friday 14. chair on the right hand of the throne, the The great cause berween Mitchel and coronet and cushion having been laid on a Grey, plaintiffs in error, and Lord Rodney ftool before the chair; and his Royal High- and the Hon. John Vaoghan, defendants, ness being covered as usual, the ceremony came on before the House of Lords, when it ended.
was decided in favour of the two latter, Some time after his Majefty entered, and
Monday 17. was seated on the throne with the ufual fo This morning the State Lottery begån lemnities, and having delivered his most drawing at Guildhall, when N° 1939 was gracious speech, retired out of the House. drawn a blank, but as forft drawn entitled to Then his Rayal Highness at the
able sool. took the oaths of allegiance and supremacy,
*1'edmesilay 19. and made and subscribed the declaration ; 1o Committee of Supply, 26000 feamen, and also took and fulscribed the oaths of including 4495 marines, were voted for the abjuration.
service of the year 1784. 7
than that on the publie, when the mode of Mr. Bembridge, late Accomptant of the levying payment, i5.c. Was by he exirpaPay-office, (see p. 539) received sentence, tion of the human race, was laid before she viz. to pay a fine of 2600l. and to be con Houfe. When an unfortunate native prince fined in his Majesty's prison of the King's was in debt to the Company, no matter b ze, a Bench for six months.
military force was sent to reize his trer. Monday 24.
fions, his territories were plunde ed, and he Came on in the Court of King's Bench, was despoiled of the common appendages of Westminster, the long-expected cause bc his dignity; nay, even the common neceffatween the city of London and Alderman ries of lif; and should his subjects resist the Wooldridge, foc removing him from his of. injuries of their matter, ruin and defolation fice of magistrate.
followed, their houses and lands were burnt Tuesday 25.
and wafted, their families were carried away The second hearing came on, when, after into tlavery, themselves extirpared and de
number of arguments on both sides, the stroyed, and their lands, &c. fold 10 gratify Court granted a mandamus to the Court of the rapacity and avarice of their plunderers. Aldermen, which will lead that Court to Having, by objections to items of a simi, thew cause why they had disinilfed the said lar kind, reduced the Company's estimate magiftrate from his office.
more than twelve millions, he could not help Wednejday 26.
alking, he said, what the House would think Pursuant to repeated. norice given by ad of a minister, who Mould have dared to lay vertisement in the publick papers, M. Biag- before them an account fo fallacious, as that gini launched an air balloon in the Arils which he was now detecting? He defended Icry-ground, in imitation of chofe fo much the measure he had adopted, on the inevitable spoken of in France. It is certainly a mott necesity that urged it, and the fair principle eurious discovery, but what practical use upon which it was founded. The neceflity may result from it cannot yet be fore. he decided on was that invincible necessitý, feen. Its first ascent was about one o'clock. paramount to all law; a neceflity, growing It rofe very slowly, and continued its pro Out of the spirit of the conftitution; a ne gress towards the South, fill rising as it ceflity grounded on the salvation of the went, and apparently increasing in velocity, till quite out of light. Its fall will probably He was replied to with great severity by be in the counties of Kent or Surrey. The Mr. W. Pirt, who concluded his speech, number of people who went to the Artillery. with moving, ibat the farther confideration ground, and its environs, to see it launched, of the bill be put off till to-morrow.
was almost incredible. lc was made of yel This was froagly contested; and on the • low taffety, appearing as if gilt with gold, quelijon being pur, the numbers were, for
and when illumined by the fun made a most Mr. Pitt's motion 109, againit it 220. Mabeautiful appearance; at other times it pre- jority in favour of the billur. The quentin sented a duiky object, not unlike a paper was then put that it he commit:ed, which kite.
was carried without a division. Thurfday 27,
Previous toʻthe above debate, Lord North Came on in the House of Commons, one brought forward a subject of very great naof the most important debates that has ever tional concern, namely, the neceflity of a been agitated in that house.
new regulation in the departinent of the Mr. Fox opened the debate by justifying Puit-office. his position, which he had in a foriner speech “ Ireland," his Lord'hip said, “as strongly infifted upon, Tbal ibere were de independent kingdom, claimed a right to an mands upon the East India Gowpur.y for ciybe independent Post-office. The Post-otlice in millions mire iban ibey bait immediate funds :o Ireland, with all its appurtenances, was the fatisfy. He rediculed the citimates of the sole property of the Poftmalier-general in credits which the Company had produced to England. It was, therefore, become necera invalidate his charge: he at once ftruck off iary to qualify him by act of Parliament, to an article of four millions, which they had difpore of it to the Postmaster-general there." charged to the account of the public, prove He purpoled the correspoudence to be carried ing, incontrovertably, that this debt ftood on in British packers, which were to be reupon the same footing with the summis in the gulated by equivalent. The privilege of other funds, and could produce no more than f anking from one 'kingdom to the ther, he the bare interest to liquidate the sams which thought, ibould be abolished; except that of were at present in demand. The Company's news-papers, votes, &c. which were to pay ftatement of 730,000l. to the account of a small consideration--penny, or some fuch Dowla; of 130,000l. so that of the Rajah of tritle. Other exemprions were mentioned, Tanjuur; of 700,000!. to that of the Nabob and in conclufion, his Lordihip moved tor of Arcot; and that of 900,000l. 10 the ren leave to bring in a bill for the eitablishment ters from the Company would be found, he of certain new regulations in the post office, fa'il, to stand upon a still woire foundation which was agreed to. GENT. MAG. Nw8.1783.'
The remains of Lady Pennington (see p. 20. Mr. Steph. Kemble, to Mifs Satchell, 804), wife of Sir Jos. P. bart. of Walter both of Covent-Garden. Hail, Yorkshire, were interred on the 12th of
DEATHS. Sept. in the parish church of Fulmer, Bucks.
ATELY, at Dublin, right hon. Sir Wm.
Osborn, bart. one of his Majesty's priry fince displayed to the world, in her excellent council, and much-admired writings, which could only Ch. Craffe, efq; coroner for co. of York. be equalled by her piety, charity, and benevo At Tiverton, Devonsh. Mr. Dav. Hitchcock; lence, united to that patient and unreserved re and the fame day, suddenly, at Halberton, kas fignation, with which the sustained (through balf-brother, Mr. Hoopers the course of many years) a series of very se In America, Jonath. Trumbull, esą; gut. vere and uncommon atthairns. The nome. of Connecticut. rous kind and charitable offices which a good At Middleton Tyas, near Richmond, Yorkbeart, allifted by even a small income, can shire, the son of the rev, Mr. Watson. He perform, we:e evidenced in ber raily benevo. had been juft admitted of Benet College, Case ience, and render her death a public lufs to the bridge, and was a youth of great merit. poor of an exien live village, where the long re At Macclesfield Foreft, in his rozd year, fided. But by those who long and intimarcy George Goodwin, yeoman. He could repeat, knew her superior excellencies, and enjoyed without book, any passage in Scripture, and her friendship, her death will be deeply la. retained all his faculties till his death. mented to the latest hour of their livce.
Ac Brussels, Mr. Brellaw, the noted con
Ai Apsley, aged 105, Mrs. M. Worlley. ADY of Capel of At Dublin, in child-bed, Lady of rt. bon, 13. Lady of Ger. Noel Edwards, eiq; a son. At Troup, Dear Banff, in Scotland, Eln. Lajy of Sam. Gardiner, elq; of Bedford-fq;". Clark, aged 104. She had refided in the pa
rifh of Slains for years. 23. Lady of Geo. Drummond, esq; a fon Suddenly, in his both year, Mr. Wm. Hall, and heir.
ulher to the free grammar school of OlJ MalMARRIAGES.
ton, and late usher to the rev. Mr. Jackson and ATELY, Sir Tho. Wallace, to Miss Joseph Kerr. He has bequeathed by will a Gordon.
yearly charitable donation to the poor of bis 07. At Sheeri:g, Mıs. Feake, hiter parith, so long as the moon and fars endure. of the late Guv. F. aged 70, to Mr. Cor, Supt. Mrs Cowling, upwards of 8o, rel & her under gardener, aged 27.
of Mr. C. formerly an eminent cheefemonger 08. 14. Rev. Mr. Monckton, R. of Pang- in Bishopsgate Street, from whom she received borne, co. Bucks, to Mrs. Kingma..
a very ample fortune, of which she made a 21. Walter Spencer Stanhope, ero; M P. for molt proper difribution. Her legacies amount Hafelmere, to Mi's Pulleine, only dau, and to 17,000l, among which are, Sool. to the heiress of the late T. B. P. eiq; of Carleton, poor of Southgate, to be divided among a cer
iain number of objects in equal portions; sool. 31. Lieut. Wollaston, to Miss H. Gullton, to Mr. Barclay, curate of the chapel there; dau. of Ri. G. esq: of Wert Clandon, Surrey. sool, to Mr. Hunt, his affiftant; 100l. for life
Nov. 1. A: St. Margaret's church, Weftm. to Mr. Redhaw, formerly linen.draper in rev. Mr. O'Beirne, sec, to the Firft Lord of the CheapGide, but reduced by the extravagarce of Titafury, to llils Stuart, only furviving child an elder son, Since dead in the East Indies; of the hion.col. Fra. S. brit.co the E..of Moray. 1000l. to his younger lon; sol. a-piece to
3. Rev. Luke Hucknall, R. of Golby, co. each of her servants; and rool. to her (wo Leicester, to Miss Ralph.
maids who attended her in her last illness ; Juhn Grubb, esq; of the patent office, to the remainder between her husband's nephew Mis Cranwell.
and niece, the former, Mr. Cowling, formerly 4. Rev. Fra. Clifton, of Alverstoke, to in his own bufiness, now a confiderable cheeleMiss R. C. Bingham.
factor in Yorkshire; the latter, a single lady Cpt. Cba. Thumpfon, of the navy, to Miss his Gfter, who lived with her. Her fubftanJean Selhy.
tial house, which the built at Southgate, to be 6. S Knighe, esq; or Stanwiik, Northamp- fold. tonihire, to Miss Eliza Spelınan.
Sept. 2. At St. Jean Pied de Port in NaAc Djver, J. P. Fećłor, esg; of Austin
varre, aged 18, Jas. Le Mefurier, born in Friars, to Miss Lane.
that town, and never 20 miles from it in his Rich. Dyott, efq; of Freeford, capt. in the li e. His common food for some years Staffordth. militia, to Miss Aliley, day, and vegetables. heiress of the late Chrift. A. efq;
0.9. In Lower Grosvenns-ftr. Mrs. Baliwin, 11. At Fulham, Mr. Moody, of King fr. mother of Lady Yates (lady of the Bp. of Ro. to Miss Brinley.
chefter), and Serj. Waiker's lady. 19. Rev. G. H. Glafle, fiudent of Chrift At Cheller, Mr. John Golborne, engineet Church, Oxf. to Miss Fletcher, of Gr. Ealing. to the River Dee Company.