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broke, alderman Becksord, and alderman Trecothick, with the two Iheriffs, accompanied by Peter Roberts, efq. the city remembrancer, proceeded in state to St. James's, with the petition of the livery of London ;where,after waiting astiort time in the antieharnber, his lord ■ ihip sent a messenger to the lord in waiting, to acquaint him with his business, and to know the king's pleasure. Aftermuchinterruption, his lordlhip was told, with some marks of disrespect, that the levee was begun, and the gentlemen might walk in. The king being near the door, the lord-mayor addressed him to the following effect:

"Most gracious sovereign,

We, the lord-mayor, the representatives in parliament, together with the sheriffs, of your majesty's ancient and loyal city of London, presume to approach your royal person, and beg leave to present, with all humility, to your majesty, the dutiful and most humble petition of your majesty's faithful and loyal subjectstheLiveryofLondon in common-hall assembled, complaining of grievances; and from your majesty's unbounded goodness and paternal regard and affection foryoursubjects, 'hey humbly presume to hope, that your majesty will graciously condescend to listen to their just complaints, and to grant them such relief as in your majesty's known wisdom and justice shall seem meet."

After which, his lprdstiip presented the petition to his majesty; put the king made no answer, and immediately turned about to baron Keden, the Danish minister, and delivered the petition to the lord in waiting:

The lord chancellor pronounced bis decree on the will of the late Mr;

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William Hicks of Hamburgh; in consequence of which the Marine Society are entitled to a capital of near io.oool. the interest of which is annually to be applied for the benefit of the institution.

By letters from'Jamaica, we hear that the inhabitants of St. Domin1 go, after having taken armsandbeat the French king's troops, sent a memorial to the couit of.France, describing the necessity they were under to support their rights, which had been cruelly invaded by the governor, and requesting the king to recal him and some other obnoxious persons; declaring their resolution sooner to die, than longer submit to the arbitrary treatment they have lately met with.

Was tried before lord Mansfield, by a special jury, a cause, wherein John Milward, esq. was plaintiff, and capt. Harrison of theThree Sisters, a collier, defendant; for running down the plaintiff's vessel, with one hundred quarters of wheat, and drowning two men; the collier was going down full fail, on the flood tide, and anchor a cock bill: when, after a hearing of four hours, the jury brought in a verdict for the plaintiff, with two hundred and ninety-eight pounds damages, the value of the vessel and wheat, v A young man belongingto LongWitton, in Northumberland, was recommended to the infirmary at Newcastle afflicted with a most violent convulsion in the diaphragm. His hiccup is said to have been heard at two miles distance; and the noise so hideous, that cattle were frightened at him. This disorder succeeded a fever.

The new-built chapel of Clarehall was consecrated by the bilhop of London, hia grace of Can

[/] terbury terbury being present. Very considerable benefactions have been received towards furnishing and ornamenting it: and it is thought to be as handsome a structure as any in either university.

Leghorn, June 19. General Paoli, who ajrrived in this port on the 16th instant, on board an English merchant ship, came ashore yesterday. He went immediately to the house of sir John Dick, the English consul,whohadinvited him to lodge there. However, he staid but an hour, to take some refreshment; after whicli he set out, accompanied by the consul, in a coach and four, for Pisa, followed by another carriage, in which were lord Pembroke and baron Grottau. We know not to what country he will afterwards repair; perhaps to England, where, we are informed, some of the principal nobility have offered him an honourable asylum.

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the livery at the commonhall, and a copy of the petition, were entered in the books of record, at the town-clerk's office.

About four oclock on Saturday afternoon, the adjournment of the sessions at Guildhall finally ended, •when upwards of 150 fugitives and prisoners were discharged from the several gaols in this city. The next s:sson begins at Guildhall the 4th, and at the Old-Bailey the 6th of September.

Among the insolvent debtors discharged at Guildhall on Friday last, was Mr. Robert Cooper, who had been confined 27 years past, on a special capias uliagati^m, for debt and costs amounting to upwards of 400I.

They write from Genoa, that the money demanded by France for con

quering Corsica amounts to double what the island could have been sold for to any European purchaser.

Yesterday evening, at six v o'clock, the ballot ended at' the East-India-house, on the following question, viz. " That this court do agree with the court of directors, that it is necessary at this time to fend out a commission with extraordinary powers to regulate their affairs in India;" when scrutineers were appointed, and at seven o'clock they made their report, viz. for the question 279; against it 259; majority 20. The court then proceeded upon other business.

Mr. Vansittart, Mr. Scrafton, and colonel Ford, are the gentlemen appointed to go to the EastIndies on the above commission; and we hear that they will embark in about three weeks.

The marriage ceremony j. between the prince royal of * Prussia and the princess Frederic* Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, was performed in the palace of Charlottenbourg; after which, there was an assembly and supper at court; and the rejoicings will be continued a week longer.

The number of negro slaves bartered for in one year (1768) on the coast of Africa, from Cape Blanco to Rio Congo, by the different European nations, amounts as follows: Great-Britain, 53,100; British Americans, 6,300; France, 23,520; Holland, 11,300; Portugal, 1,700; Demark, 1,200; in all, 104,100, bought by barter for European and Indian manufactures," chiefly at 15I. sterling each, amounting in sterling money to 1,561,500!..

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thunder and lightning, and hail, happened in the Isle of Ely, by tetuih eight farmers only, are said to have sustained damage in their crops, to the amount of 3000I. Some of the hailstones measured six inches round, others fell in square pieces, and killed crows, lapwings, and other birds. In short, no storm, ever appeared so destructive and terrible in those parts. eel of timber; Mr. Lyne's, confectioner; besides damaging a number of houses on each side, and three which lay backwards, with a quantity of goods. In Sherrard-street, it has destroyed Rustat's coffee-house; Mr. Schooler's, a silk-dyer; and Mr. Hole's, a taylor; with four others that are greatly damaged.— It was said to be occasioned by the careiesness of a boy melting some rosin for whip-handles. The scarcity of water for upwards of aa hour was amazi-ig; not more tha.i one engine could play, with any effect, till half an hour after nine o'clock. About eleven it was got so far under, as to prevent any farther fear of its increase. A party os the guards attended, to keep off the populace.

At the quarter-sessions held this weelcatGuildford, for'thecounty of Suiry, a motion was made by fir Francis Vincent, and seconded by sir Joseph Mawbey, for an application to one of the secretaries of state* recommending John Percival as a fit object for his majesty's pardon. The court agreed to this motion unanimously; and the chairman,sir Fletcher Norton, was aesired to make application accordingly, in the name of the quarter-fefOon«- The said John Percival, twelve months ago. was sentenced to two years imprisonment, and to find sureties for his good behaviour for seven years afterwards, for chalking 45 on the rack of Richard Capel, esq. one of the justices of that county.

We hear that the mercers com*

{any have settled an annuity of an undred guineas a year on Mr. Thicknesse, the late high master of St.Paul's school, as a reward for his great merits and inimitable assiduity; an act of munificence which reflects no less honour upon the judgment of the company, than credit »pon the receiver.

Extract of a letter from Turin, of she 17th ult. "On Sunday last his imperial majesty arrived here, attended by count Dietrichstein, grand «cuyer, and knight of the Golden Fleece, baron Reifcharch and genenil count Nostitz, two of his imperial majesty's chamberlains. The •mperor went immediately on his

arrival to the apartments ofthe duke of Chablais, and after staying som^ time with his royal highness, made a visit to the king of Sardinia. His imperial majesty then retired to the house of the count Kevenhuller, his minister at this court. He dined at court with his Sardinian majesty, and jn the afternoon was at the corso in the fame chariot with the king of Sardinia; where the great number of fine equipages* which amounted to two hundred and forty, had a very grand effect. He supped that night with his Sardinian majesty."

The king of Denmark has given orders for numbering all the inhabitants of both sexes to be found in any part of his majesty's dominions. They are to be ranged in several .distinct classes j under the first of which will be comprehended all from eight years of age downward, and unde"r the last class all who are forty-eight and above.

The French king is to pay the pope for the county of Venaiffin, the sum of 6,000,000 livres, by way of indemnification for the loss of that territory to the holy fee. At this price the French reckon themselves gainers of no less than 240,000 livres annually (and of course so much loss to the pope, even supposing the sum of six millions to be a fair price for the country), which they used to pay to the court of Rome, on condition of their raising no tobacco within the said territories.

The pope has ordered the city of Rome to be immediately purged of all vagabonds, and appointed tw4 houses to receive them (as they are to be divided jnto different classes); one for the young and healthy who are able to work, and the other for

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the aged and infirm who are unable to procure a subsistence.

They write from Gibraltar, that several Corsican families, with their effects, were arrived there in their way to Minorca, where they are going to settle, they not chusing to continue under the oppression of French tyranny in their native country.

Holland Fen, in Lincolnshire, being to be inclosed by act of parliament, some desperate persons have been so incensed at what they called their right being taken from them, that in the dead of night they (hot into the windows of several gentlemen whom they thought active in procuring the act for inclosure ; but happily no person has been killed.. . , They write from Bristol,

'that, pursuant re an advertisement for that purpose, the free and independent citizens met at Guildhall, to consider of a petition to their gracious sovereign, for redress of grievances; for which they were so unanimous, that there was but one dissenting voice; and the petition being produced, and read, it was universally approved of.

A fine large marble tomb-stone, elegantly finished, was erected over the grave of Mr. Alien, junior, in Newington church-yard, Surry. On the sides are the following inscriptions:

North Side.

Sacred to the memory of

WILLIAM ALLEN,

An Englishman of unspotted life

and amiable disposition, Who was inhumanly murdered, near St. George's-fields, the 10th day of May, 1768, by Scottish detachments from the army. His disconsolate parents, inhabi

tants of this parish, caused tlits tomb to be erected to an only son, lost to them and to the world in his twentieth year, as a monument of his virtues and their affection.

South Side. O dlsemhody'd so»l! most rudely driven From this low orb (our sinful feat) to Heaven! While filial piety can please the ear, Thy name will still occur for ever dear: This very spot now humaniz'd shall ciave From all'a tear of pity on thy grave. O fiow'r of flow're, which we shall see"'

no more, No kind returning spring can thee restore j

Thy loss thy hapless countrymen de-1 plort

East Stde. •* 0 earth! cover n"ot thou my blood" Job xvi. \%.

West Side. ,r Take anvay the wicked from befirt the kin;*, and his throne /hall he established in righteousness."

Prov. xxiii. 5. On the fame monument is the following inscription:

Here also lies interred, The remains of Sarah Newsham, The only remaining child of WILLIAM ALLEN, Who survived a few months the cruel death of her beloved brother. She died December the 7th, 176*, aged 23 years. This evening, about eight , . o'clock, a dreadful sire broke out at Mr. Ross's, whipmaker to the Duke of Cumberland, in Mary-Iebon-street, St. James's, which entirely consumed the same; and likewise Mr. Munday's, shoemaker, Mr. Frith's Manchester warehouse;. Mr. Warren's, a perfumer; Mr, Thackthwaite's, cabinet - maker; with his work-shop, and a large parcel

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Thomas Mellor, alias Brooks, for a rape; William Dunk, for returning from transportation; and Robert Merry and Richard Belchier, for a robbery, were conveyed in two carts from Newgate to Tyburn, where they were executed, pursuant to their sentence; they seemed extremely penitent, and behaved with great devotion. Mellor died with great resolution. Three of them were very personable young men, and very decently dressed. A new gallows, of an uncommon construction, was erected upon the occasion.

Extract of a letter from Canterbury, July 26.

"On Friday last, a few minutes before twelve o'clock at noon, Susannah Lott and Benjamin Buss were taken from the gaol, in order to. be executed, pursuant to their sentence, for the murder of Mr. Lott, by poison. Buss, dressed in black.wascarried in awaggondrawrt by four horses, and attended by two

or three sheriff's officers. Mrs. Lott> dressed in a suit of mourning ih* had for her husband, immediately followed on a hurdle drawn by sous horses. In this manner they prof ceededtill they came to the place of execution; when Buss, after joining in prayer with the clergyman, was hanged on a gallows about on* hundred yards from the place wherf Mrs. Lott was to be executed. When he had hung about fifteen minutes, the officers thus proceeded to execute sentence on Mrs. Lott, who was particularly desirous that he should suffer before her,

A post, about seven feet high, was fixed in the ground} it had a peg near the top, to which Mrs. Lott, standing on a stool, was fastened bjr the neck; when the stool was takei* away, she hung about a quarter of an hour, till she was quite dead: a chain was then turned round her body, and properly fastened by staples to the post, when a large quantity of faggots being placed round her, and set on fire, the body was consumed to ashes. She was very sensible of her crime, and died entirely penitent. The man did not betray any remarkable concern for his approaching end. It is computed there tyere 5000 persons attending the execution." Extract of a letter from Exeter, July 19. "Last Tuesday arrived here his grace the D. of B. He was ushered into Guildhall by a gentleman, to. receive the freedom of this city, with hissing all the way; pn hi* return, he was saluted in the same; manner, with the sound of ♦ Wilke« and Liberty' joined to it; and, jo all probability, would have been' worse treated, had not the mayor; with the sword and staff-officers, in[I 3 J *w?«se^

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