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273 bill to reduce into one act the laws relating ation to his lordship," and after long des to raifing and training the militia. - The bilt bales thereon, the said queftion being put, for farther encouraging the growth and culo was declared to be carried ja tbe negative ; tare of filk in the American colonies. upon which a divifion was demanded, Mri The bill for granting to his majefty 780,cool: Bellas and Mr. Freeman, ellers for the to be raised by way of lot:ery, for the sere question, Mr. Paterson and Mr. Deputy Elvice of the present year. --The bill for ma- lis, te lers agrinst the queftion, when there king a new road from the fouth-end of appeared to be for the quiftiun five aldermen, Black-Friars Bridge, to the present turnpike fixty seven commoners, making together leroad across St. George's Fields.-- The bill venty-two; against the question four alder. far better securing the duties of customs up. men, eighty-eight coinmoners, making tooa certain goods removed from the out ge!her ninety-two. ports and other places to the port of London. The lord mayor, having opened the court, -The bill to permit, for a limited time, desired the act of the 13th of Charles II. the free importation of raw bides and skins to be read, entitled, “ An act againit tufrom Ireland, and the British plantations in mults and disorders, upon pretence of preAmerica, for taking off the duties on seal paring of presenting public petitions, or kias, and granting other duties in lieu other addresses, to his majesty or the parthereof.—The bill for the more eff-ctual pu- liement," whereby it is enacted, that no nihment of such persons as fhail pull down perfon after August 1, 1661, thall folli#deftroy mills.-The biil for discootinu- cit, or procure, the getting of hands, or ing, upon the exportation of iron imported other consent, of any persons, above the in foreign ships, the drawbacks of such number of 20, of more, to any petition, parts of the duties payable thereon, as exceed complaint, remonstrance, declaration, or the duties payable upon irou imported in other address to the king, or both, or either Britith thipa, &c.-The bill for building a hou ses of parliament, for alteration of matchapel at Plymouth Dock. The bill to pre ters established by law in church or state, kert abuses in making bricks and tiles. unless the matter thereof have been first TUISDAY, 21

consented unto (if in London) by the lord Near five hundred of the livery of this city mayor, aldermen, and common council, alset at the Halfmoon Tavern, Cheapside, sembled ; and that no person er perfons when Edw. Bond, Esq; was chosen chair- whatsoever fnali repair to his majesty, or man. A sequest for a common hall was boiba or either houles of parliament, upon agreed to, and immediately signed. Soon pretence of presenting or delivering any petiafter the whole company waited on the tion, complaint, remonftrance, or declaralord mayor at the Manlion-house; his lord- tion, or other addreiles, accompanied with hip received them with great politeness, and exceffive numbers of people, nor at any one informed them, tbat, he apprebended this time with above the number of ten persons, method of requesting a common hall to be upon pain of incurring a penalty not ex i rather unprecedented, though the present ceeding icol, in money, and three months times may require a new method; that he imprisonment, fhould do every thing in his power to oblige

MONDAY, 8. Lo relpectable a body as the livery of Lon. A most curious watch has been delivered don, and that he would call a court of com to his majesty, which has a hand that is a mon-council as foon as he conveniently year in making its revolution, and points to cold, and lay their request before that court, the month and the day of the month and abide by their determination.

throughout the year; a second hand acts in WEDNESDAY, 3:

the same manner of a regulator, by means Ms. William Taylor and Mr. Reynolds, of a pendulum, and is adapted to move, or two very confiderable merchants of the city not, at pleasure, without preventing the of Norwich, waited upon Harbord Harbord, other parts of the work from going. It has Elaz one of the representatives in parlia- also a plate, on which, by means of a brile bent for the said city, with a letter of liant, is represented the Sun, which regular: banks for his parliamentary conduct: ly performs its diurnal revolution, and on which was agreed to at a meeting of the which is placed a moveable horizon, to snew magiftrates, clergy, merchants, and other the variation of the days, according to the principal inhabitants of that city, and figned Reasons of the year: and though it has so by upwards of three hundred and thirty. many motions, the watch is only of a comFRIDAY, 5.

mon fize. Was held a court of common-council at A letter from Bristol gives an account of a Guildhall, in consequence of the above ap- very destructive fire at Crediren in Devon; plication ; when a question was moved by the letter is dated May 2, eleven at night. Mr. Bellas, and seconded by Mr. Freeman, All the best part of the town (generally call. “ That the right hon. the lord mayor be ed Wet Town) is reduced to ashes ; from defired to issue a precept to assemble the live the top of Bowden-bill to the corn-market, ry in common hall, pursuant to their applia and all Back-Lane for about ihrec-eighths of May, 1769.

a mile ;



May a mile; by which it is supposed upwards of His majefty came to the House of Peers, two hundred houses are destroyed. The per- and the Commons being sent for, his majefly son who wrote this account says, " we have was pleased to give the royal afsent to Scarce laved any thing, and what little we - An act for granting to his majesty a cerhave is broken in pieces. We have lain in tain sum of money out of the Sinking Fund; an orchard two days and one night."

and for applying a certain sum, therein menThe mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of tioned, for the service of the year 1769. Stratford-upon-Avon, in Warwickshire, have An act for granting to his majesty a cer. Jately elected David Garrick, Esq; an hono- tain sum of money, to be raised by a lottery. rary burgess of that corporation, and this An act for applying certain monies, thereday the proper officers of the corporation in mentioned, for the service of the year waited upon Mr. Garrick, with his free. 1769. dom inclosed in a box of curious workman An act for better securing the doties of fhip, made from a mulberry tree plan'ed by customs upon certain goods removed from the Shakespeare himself. On the front, Fame out-ports and other places to London. bolding the bust of Shakespeare, and the an act for discontinuing, upon the exporthree graces crowning him with laurel, are tation of iron imported in foreign ships, the prettily displayed ; on the ends emblematical draw back of such part of the duties payable figures representing tragedy and comedy ; on thereon as exceeds the duties payable upon the back part Mr. Garrick in the character iron imported in Brnith thips, of Lear in the storm scene ; and the top and An aa for reviving several acts, for precorners were ornamented with devices of venting abuses in making bricks and tiles. Shakespeare's works, all curiously carved An act for farther encouraging the growth and highly finished, by an eminent carver and culture of raw filk in America. in Birmingham. This box was accompa. An act to permit the free importation of nied with the following letter.

saw hides and skins from Ireland and Ame

rica. To DAVID GARRICK, Elg; An act for explaining, amending, and conSIR,

tinuing an act to reduce the militia laws into THE mayor, aldermen, and burge:Tes of

one ad. the ancient borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, An act for defraying the charge of the pay a town that g'ories in giving birth to the and clothing of the militia. immortal Shakespeare, whose memory you And to four private bills. have so highly honoured, and whose concep After which his majesty made the following tions you have ever so happily expressed

most gracious speech : rejoice in an opportunity of adding their My Lords and Gentlemen, mite to that universal app'ause your inimi AVIN

early comme-cement to the as a mark of their esteem and gratitude, Seffion of parliament, I am glad to find, bave respectfully transmitted to you the free- that by your zeal and affiduity in the dispatch dom of their borough, in a box made from of the public business, I am now enabled a mulberry tree, undoubtedly planted by

to relieve you from your attendance, before Shakespeare's own hand, which they hope the season of the year is too far advanced. you will do them the honour of accepting. I cannot put an end to the sefiion, withost By order of the mayor, aldermen, and bur• exprelling my entire approbation of your geffes in common-council.

conduct, and thanking you for that clear deStratford-upon-Avon, Signed by

monstration, which your proceedings, thro' May 3, 1769. W. Hunt, Town-clerk. the whole course of the feffion, bave afford

In consequence of the above, a jubile in ed to all the world, of the affectionate athonour and in the memory of Shakespeare tachment of my parliament to my person and will be appointed at Stratford the beginning government, as well as of their steady adhe. of September next, to be kept up every se rence to the true interests of their

country. venth year. Mr. Garrick, at the particular It was with much fatisfaction ibat lebo request of the corperation and genilemen of served your particular attention to those gres! the neighbourhood, has accepted the steward national objects, which, at the opening of hip. At the first jubile, a large handsome the f-fion, I recommended to your more inedifice, lately erected in Stratforá by sub- mediate confideration. The iclult of your fcription, will be named Shakespeare's Hall, deliberations, respectisg the late acquifitions and dedicated to his memory.

in the East Indies, has fewr, that you were TUESDAY, 9.

not more attentive to the immediate benefit George Williams, for robbing Mr. Jofiah arising therefrom in point of revenue, than Hodgkin, on the highway, and Richard to the securing, at all events, the permanent Brace, for forging an indorsement to a note commercial interests of this country, and of gl. 16s. 68. with intent to defraud Mestrs guarding against every postible discouragsOwen and Foot, linendrapers in Hoiborn, ment to our own manufactures, and to the were executed at Tyburn,

indufry of my subjects. What more remains

table powers have mort juftly merited ; and, HAXly a comhougherit necefiary to give lo


275 to be done, for securing the poffeffion of those which that conftitution has entrufted me, for valuable acquisitions, you will, I doubt not, preserving it safe from violation of every kind; proceed to provide for, with all convenient being fully convinced, that in so doing I shali dispateh, at your next meeting.

moft effectually provide for the true interest The measures wbich I had taken regarding and happiness of my people." the lare unhappy difturbances in North-Ame Then the lord chancellor, by his majesty's rica, have been already laid before you. They command, prorogued the parliament to the have received your approbation; and you 14th of June next. have afsured me of your firm support in the This day Capt. Allen was discharged from prosecution of them. Nothing, in my opiNewgate; the feffion of parliament being pion, could be more likely to enable the well- ended. disposed among my subjects, in that part of Three thousand pounds have been trans. the world, effectually to discourage and de- mitted to General Paoli, by Mr. Alderman feat the designs of the factious and seditious, Beckford, Ms. Alderman Trecothick, and than the hearty concurrence of every branch Samuel Vaughan, Esg; which fum has been of the legilature in the resolution of main. railed by subscription, for the relief of those taining the execution of the laws in every families who have been sufferers by the part of my dominioas. And there is nothing French invalion of that illand. I more ardently wish for, than to see it pro The supporters of the Bill of Rights had a duce that good effect.

numerous meeting at the London tavern, With respect to foreign affairs, my own when, after receiving several subscriptions, determination, as well as the assurances given they agreed to send circular letters through me by the otber powers of Europe, continue out the kingdom, and invite contributions to the fame as I communicated to you at the support the liberty of the subject. begioning of this refsion : and, however un The great preparations made at Vauxhall laccessful my attempts have proved for pre Gardens for the Ridotto this night, had so venting the unfortunate rupture which has much raised the curiosity of the public, that happened between Russia and the Porte, I it is supposed the gardens were never fuller fhali oot fail to use my good offices towards than on that occafion. The great room was restoring peace between those powers ; and I illuminated with near five thousand glass trust, that the calamities of war will not ex. lamps, and really made a moft brilliant tend to any other part of Europe.

appearance A platform was laid in the Gentlemen of the House of Commons, great room from the orchestra to the door My particular thanks are due to you, as fronting ir. Another was also laid in a well for the supplies which you have granted convenient part of the garden between the me for the services of the current year, as for walks, over which a very large awning was the provifion which you have made for ena raised in case of rain. This was likewise bliag me to discharge the debt incurred upon illuminated with five large branches, intire. account of my civil government. Your ly covered with small glass lamps, and made readiness in relieving me from the difficulties a striking appearance, increasing upon me from the continuance of

THURSDAY, 11. that debt, I shall ever consider as an additional Was held the anniversary meeting of the motive for me to endeavour to confine the fons of the clergy. The collection at the expences of my civil government within such church and hall amounted, as follows: bounds as the honour of my crown can pofsi

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At the rehearsal,

157 16 3 My Lords and Gentlemen,

On Thursday at St. Paul's, 148 15 0 It gives me great concern to be obliged to At Merchant Taylors Hall, 487 11 recommend to you, with more than ordinary earneftness, that you would all, in your seve

794 3 ral countries, exert your utmost efforts for which is mail. ¡68. 1 d. short of laf year's the maintenance of public peace, and of collection. good order among my people. You must be At Hicks's Hall, a bill of indi&tment was lenlible, that whatever obftructs, in any de found by the grand jury of Middlesex against gree, the regular execution of the laws, or Edward M.Quirk, for the murder of George weakens the authority of the magiftrate, Hopkins on the 8th of laft December at muft lefsen the only security which my peo- Brentiord. This is the same man who was ple can have for the undifturbed enjoyment of lately tried and conviêted for the murder of their rights and liberties. From your endea- George Clarke at the same time and place, yours in this common cause, I promise my and received his majesty's pardon. A reward felf the most falutary effect : on my part, no of an hundred pounds is advertised for taking countenance or support thall be wanting; him. for as I have ever made, and ever shall make,

FRIDAY, 1!. our excellent conftitution the rule of my own The jubile ridotto, or bal paré at Ranelrgh coaduct, fo fhall I always consider it as this evening, exhibited nothing extraordinary, Equally my duty to exert every power, with either as to the entertainments, or the num.

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276 The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER. May ber of the company which assembled to pare was received by the Lord Provost and Ma. take of them.

giftrates of this city in their robes. A party SATURDAY, 13.

of Col. Carey's reginyent, with the city Ended the Sessions at the old Bailey guards, lined the streets. After a sermos Ninely prisoners were tried; of whom seven by the Rev. Dr. Gilbert Hamilton, their received seentence of death, two to be trans- former moderator, the venerable assembly ported for fourteen years, for removed to the allembly house, and made seven years, and two branded.

choice of the Rev. Dr. James M.Knight, WEDNESDAY, 17.

minister at Maybole, to be their moderator, The workmen in digging among the ruins His grace opened the assembly with an ele. jo Durham-yard, in the Strand, found seve- gant speech from the throne, to which the sal gold coins of King James I, most of them moderator made a very fuitable return. His

majesty's moft gracious letter to the affemWEDNESDAY, 24.

bly was then given by bis grace, and ordered The petition of the county of Middlesex to be recorded. was presented to the king at St. James's, Last week an intended piece of villainy by the following gentlemen: Mr. Serjeant was discovered at a village near Edinburgh. Glynne, John Sawbridge, Esq; James Town. A person, about midnight, accidentally shend, Efq; Rev. Doctor Wilson, George palling through the village, Saw a light in a Bellas, Esq; Francis Ascough, Esq; and little cottage, the owner of which (a poor William Ellis, Esq;

woman who gathered eggs through the The petition is signed by 1565 freeholders, country) he knew to be from home, and of who are supposed to be poliefied of above course the door locked up.. Curiofty cartwo thirds of the property in the county, ried him to a chink in the window, where he The seven gentlemen who went up with it, observed a woman busy in searching cbefts, met at the St. James's coffee-house; and He immediately alarmed some of the neigh. proceeded from thence to his majesty's le bours, who foon came and surrounded the vee; previous to the opening of which, house. In a lirile time the woman came they were waited upon by Lord Willoughby out, and was ima mediately seised, but their de Broke (the lord in waiting) who re- attention was called off from that object by quested their names and business, which another of much greater importance. She were wrote upon a card, and delivered to had fired the cottage before the came out, his lordship. They were conducted to the which, with perhaps the whole Village, zoyal presence by the master of the ceremo. would have been burnt to the ground had it nies, and Mr. Askew prelented the peri not been discovered. A cottage on the çion to his majesty, who received it very lame spot, with one or two adjoining houses, graciously.

were unaccountably burnt down about thics Soon after their departure a cabinet coun years ago. cil was held; at the breaking up of which his majesty returned to Richmond. The time of presenting the petition being

BIRTHS. known at court, an acting magiftrate, together with several petty conftables, were in

HE princess of Brazil, of a waiting ; but they were not called for, as every thing was conducted with the utmost brook, of a lon. secrefy, decency, and good order.

Jan. 6. Lady of his excellency Lord Town, people were assembled at St. James's, in ex fend, lord licut. of Ireland, of a lon-7. La. pectation of seeing a cavalcade follow the dy of John Sawbridge, Erg; of a loa. gentlemen who were to present the above February. Lady of Sir Gcorge Bridges Rode petition; but it was carried up fo privately, and ney, of a daughter, with so much decorum, that fow knew there March. Lady Caldwell, of a daugh. was any fuch thing at all done, and many went ter, who was baptised by the name of away fully satisfied, that the report, which Georgiana Sophia Selina. The lord prevailed respecting it, was fallacious. lieutenant, the duke of Northumberland,

A waggin correspondant informs us, that the countess of Moira, and lady Shebe the Mile-End P --n is to be cut into burne, were sponsors–Lady of Sir lid. AfPips to make thread-papers for the maids of ley, bart of a daughter-Lady Peers, of a honour.

fon - Lady of Sir John Sa Aubin, of a On Thursday, May 18, the general af, daughter-Lady of Sir Ja. Langham, of a sembly of the church of Scotland met at fos--Lady of George Cary, Esq; of a fon Edinburgh. On this occasion his majesty's Lady of the Ę. of Egmont, of a daughter high commissioner, the Earl of Glasgow, Lady Lord, of a daughter Lady of Grey made a grand appearance; and being atiende Cooper, Esq; of a son-Wife of one Syropian gu by several of the nobility, and gentlemen of South Kingston, of three boys and a girl of diftinction, walked in proceflion from Lady of Dr. Hinchcliffe, of a lon-Lady wis lodgings to the high church, where he of East Spences, of a daughtçse

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277 April 18, Countess of Strathmore, of a of Hampftead, to Miss Molloy of Great Port. fon–13. Lady of Lord Gower, of a daugh. land-Areet_Rev. Mr. Salter, to Miss Jenny ter-14. Lady of Lord Percival, of a daugh- Ram of Colchester-Francis Beal, Eiq; to 16-19. Lady of Sir John Hinde Cotton, Miso Polly Spackman of North Audley Atroet of two fons--22. Her royal highness the - Andrew Stephens, Esq; of Radnorshire, princess of Orange, of a dead child-26. Re to Miss Sally Coleburne of Stroud-16. Pea liet of the late Col. Brudenell, of a fon fer Delme, Efq; to Lady Caroline Howard, 29. Lady of Baron Hardenburgh, a daughter. fifter to Earl Carlisle - 18. Henry Hopegood, MARRIAGLS.

Esq; of Great James-Areet, to Mile Eliz. Jan. 12. Captain Pauncefort, to Miss Homer-Patrick Collins, Esq; to Miss Wind. Digby, of Bourde in Lincolnshire-Rev. Mr. for of Pall-mall-19. James Usher, Esq; of Long, to Miss Weston, of Fyfield, Berks Upper Brook-Areer, to Miss Eliz. Leadbeater 13. Rev. Mr. Wilder of Nunhide, to Miss -20. Rev, Mr. Blake, to Miss Place of Thoytes of Su amfead, Berks-15. Thomas York-22. John Stapp, Esq; of Pastoa

Heyfoam, Eiq; to Mifs Eliz. Page, of Up: Street, to Mi's Wilmot -23. Rev. Mr. Tay• 1 per Grovesnor.square-Mr. Newman, of lor of Bifrom, Kent, to Miss Taylor of Illem

Clifford's Inn, to Miss Johnston of Gray's den-Capt. Boyntɔn, to Miss Eliz. Burton lan lane-18. Junath. Conftantine, mercer of New Ormond-street-25. Tho. Froft, Esq; in Cheapfide, to Miss Pelon-Captain Hamp: heis to the Archbishop of Canterbury, to den Evans, of the 5th regiment, to Miss Miss Coates-Dr. Jarvis, physician at Bath to Margaret Davis of Ireland William Murray, Miss Harris-Tho. Crawley, jun. Efq; to Efq; ro Mifs Kitty Hamilton, second daugh. Miss Savage, of Sevenhampton, Gloucesterter to Jord viscount Boyne-26. Hon. Edwin fire. Sandys, Esq; eldest son to lord Sandys, to March 1. John Willet, Efq; of Old BroadMrs. King, of Finchamstead, Northampton- Areet, to Miss Douglas of Twickenham, here-Stephen Skinner, of Panton Street, 4. Francis Morland, Efq; of Ongar, to Mrs. Elezio Miss Elizabeth Medlicott, Great Hinde, of Chesunt-Herbert Croft, Esq; Robel-ftreet - William Murray, Esq; of Ire to Miss Mary Chawner of Sudbury wood, land, co Miss Catherine Hamilton, a daugh- Derbyshire-Edward Wilks, Esq; ftorekeeper ter of Lord Viscount Boyne - George Town at Fever ham, to Miss Jane Stanley-5. lend Goodenough, Esq; of the Treasury, to Dr. Jobn Smith, Civilian Pratessor of Geo. Miss Cater-Arthur Atherley, Esq; of metry at Oxford, to Mrs. Tindal-Joha Hants, to Miss Carter's youngeft fifter Tho- Tyson, Esq; to Miss Cockane of the Strand mas Fitzhugh, Esq; to Mirs Lloyd with --26. James Lucas, Esq; to Miss Hannah 10:01.-Dr. Thomas Fothergill, frovost of Tyson of North Audley-itreet-8. His Grace Queen's college, Oxford, to Miss Billingsley, the Duke of Kingston, to the Hon. Milo Diece to the late E. of Hardwicke-Thom s Chudleigh, one the maids of honour to Bury of Abberley, Esq; fheriff of Worces the Princess Dowager of Wales -- 26. Earl terhire, to Miss Cæcilia Maria Newport, of of Ollory, to the Hon. Miss Liddel, late Hanley count-John Butler, Esg; of Ireland, Dutchess of Grafton, daughter of Lord Rato Lady Anne Wandesford, daughter of Earl vensworth - Humphrey Humphreys, Efq; of Wandesford-30. Henry Thompson, Esq; Montgomeryshire, to Mils Mary Jones of of Kirby-Hall, Yorfh, có Miss Spence of Ips Radnorshire - Rev. Mr. Aldrich, minister of wieb-zr. Rev. Mr. Geo. Lynch, V. of Hendon, to Mrs. Gill - 30. John WoodLympné, Kent, to Mrs. Smith, reli&t of house, Esq; to Miss Berkeley, niece to Lord William Smith, Esq.

Berkeley Feb. 2. Walter Rawlinson, Esq; to Miss April 1. Thomas Hodges, Esq; to Miss Ladbroke, second daughter of Sir Robert- Blake, hiter to the member for Sudbury3. Corne Aytwon, to Mrs. Barbara Mynshall, 2. James Nichols, Esq; of Greek-street, to of Charlion Hall, near Manchester-2. Joha Miss Eliz. Parkhurst of Great Ruffel-ftreet Word, Eig; of Hampstead, to Miss Polly -3. Andr. Girardat, Erg; to the fifter of Wiltshire of Coleman itreet Rep. Mr. Upo Charles Dalhwood Esq; of Stanford Hall, ton, to Miss Molly Allen of Stow on the Leicestershire~5. Richard Walter Whitfield, Wold-William. Bilby, Esq; of Bury Hill, Esq; to Miss Frisquer of Lothbury- John to Miss Barber of Grealley, No:tinghamkhire Painter, Esq; of Great Rullcl-ftreet, to Miss -Rev. Mr. Forfter, to Miss Bilket of Dows- Susan Newion, of Maddox-free-6. Henry by in Lincolnshire-9. Charles Jenkinson, Lowth, Esq; of the South-Sea House, to Efq;—60 Miss Watts, eldeft daughter of the Miss Elizabeth Bellas of Bishopsgate-ftreetlate gov. Watts-Captain Sharpe, of the 9. Charles Smith, Esq; of Croydon, to Misa third regiment of guards, to Miss Pykerell Huddlestone-11. Sir Pennington Lamb, of Bury - Charles Hill, Efq; 10 Miss Eliza. bart, lo Miss Milbank, daughter of Sir Ralph berh Norris of Newington Buits-11. Nic - Rev. Mr. Lipeat, Rector of Boving, to cholas Lutyens, merchant, to Miss Molly the reliet of R. Powys, Esq;-Rev. Mr. Uno Mesman of Spital-square-Rev. Mr. Hupf- derwood of Hereford, to Miss Mago, with man of Cranford, Middlesex, to Miss Lambe 20,000..-15. John Durbin, Lfq; to Miss of Northamptonpire-19. Ms. Readlaw, Jones of Mainfione cout, Gloucestershire


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