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Constantinople, April 3.
Albania, to take on board the expected sucTHREE Tartars arrived here the 14th
and 17th ult. dispatched by the Pacha Petersbourg, April 17. The troops of the of the Morea, with advice, that the inhabi Empress having made a conquest of Moldavia 'tants of that peninsula had revolted ; that the and Wallachia, the inhabitants of those proPacha had marched at the head of 15,000 vinces have not only taken the oath of fide. men, and had driven them to the mountains; lity to her Imperial Majesty in the presence but that the revolters, being reinforced, had of her Generals, but a deputation is also arcorre from their heights, to the number of rived here from the States of ihe provinces, 30,000, and had forced, the Pacha to retire to to declare how much they desire to live under the fortress of Napoli di Romana, ftuate in the dominion of her Imperial Majesty, and to the gulph of that name.
implore her protection. On the 8th inft. The l'orte has received further advice, that these Deputies had an audience of the Em. 40,000 volunteers, from different parts of press, who received them very graciously, and Afia, had joined the Grand Vifir, whose gave them the strongest assurances of her rearmy is actually 150,000 strong. But, to ba- gard. Our Ministers have since been employlance this last good news, we learn, that on ed in concerting the most proper measures to the 24th ult. Ali Pasha having passed the protect those provinces against the attacks of Danube, at the head of 12,000 men, with a
the Ottoman troops. view to cover the workmen employed in re Vienna, April 21. On Thursday laft at paring the bridges on that river, had been at fix o'clock in the evening the Court aflemtacked, and defeated by the Rufians, and bled in the church of the Auguftins. that the latter had afterwards intirely destroy. Near the high altar, on the gospel fide was ed the bridges.
a canopy, under which were two chairs of Prinće Wolonski, the Russian Ambassador State for their Imperial Majesties : At a at Warsaw, has received the following parti small distance from this canopy, and in the culars concerning the progress of the Russian same line, were other State chairs for the affairs in the Morea : That the Imperial Royal Family: An alcove with two State fleet, consisting of 18 mea of war of the line, chairs was erected in the front of the altar fome frigates, and other imall veisels, had land for the Archduke Ferdinand, the proxy far ed a large quantity of arms and ammunition, the Dauphin, to espouse the Archduchess ia for the use of ihe inhabitants; who, having
his name. joined the Ruflian iroops, had made them. When their Majesties were seated under selves mafters of Calamatra, Miaftra, Coron, the canopy, the Archduke Ferdinand and the and Mothon ; and that, after this disembarka Archducheis took the places appropriated for tion, the Ruslian fleet had continued their them in the front of the altar, which was voyage to the Archipelago. It is added, that magnificently adorned. After the benedicthe Greeks of Corfu and Cephalonia, and tion of the nuptial rings by M. Visconti, tke even the Jesuits, had taken refuge in the Pope's Nuncio, allisted by several Bishops Russian army, being under the most terrible and mitred Abbots, and by the Clergy of the apprehensions of cruel treatment from the Court, their Royal Highnesses advanced to the common enemy; that the Turks themselves, altar, and that Prelate gave them the nuptial who inhabit Greece, Macedonia, and Alba benediction with the usual ceremonies. nia, being seized with a panic, had declared After this ceremony the Dauphiness admit. their willingness to submit to her Czarian ted the Ladies to an audience, and to kiss her Iviajesty, and to pay her tribute ; that the fa- hand; there followed a public fupper; during mous Stephano, who commanded the Grecian which the mufic of the chapel perforined le and Rulijan army, after the first advantages, veral Italian airs, and different pieces of mu. thought only of fortifying the places he had fic, taken, and levying troops, till the arrival of Hamburgh, April 24. The low countries some Ruslian fuccoars that were soon expect. round about here are all under water, occa. ed at Avlon ; that he had established an hor. foned by the overflowing of the rivulets; the pital for the sick, and some magazines at heavy snows, which have lately fallen, and Maina, and that the carpenters worked in are suddenly melted, having swelled then to cefiantly in building three Greek vessels, one such a height, that there is no such thing a of 24 guns, and two of 12 each, besides two to diftinguith the one from the other; and others of : 4 guns each, to be in readiness at all has the appearince of a great fc?.
Historical Chronicle, for May, 1770.
they are to be fed with eggs, boiled hard and N April 18, was brought to his Ma: chopt fine, mixed with bread, as larks and o
jesty's warehouse at Weymouth, by Mr. ther birds are fed, for a fortnight, after which John Bishop, and two other Officers, 133 give them oatmeal and treacle, fo mixed that bags of tea, containing in quantity about it will crumble, of which the chickens are fo 1564 Ib. part of the cargo of the Hector cut- fond, and with which they thrive so fast, that ter, Capt. Harvey.--On the night of the at two months end they will be as large as full. 25th, Mr. Bishop having reason to believe grown fowls. that more goods would be run by the same
May 16. veffel, ordered his boat to be manned, and Laft Wednesday an humble Addrefs, Rewent out to make his observations, when he monstrance and Petition of the free Burgesses discovered the cutter ftanding at a distance, of the town and county of Newcastle upon waiting, as was supposed, for the return of the Tyne was presented to his Majesty, at St. boat, out of which the first cargo was seized. James's, by Sir Francis Blake Delával, Mr. Bishop then made towards her, but Knight of the Bath. The following is a copy never returned, being run down, it is thought, thereof : by the smuggler, by which act of cruelty, Mr. To the KING's moft Excellent Majesty. Bishop and his boat's crew, consisting of five "The humble Address, Remonstrance and Be.. ftout men, all perished in the sea. One only tition of the free Burgesses of the town has yet been taken up, about a mile from and county of Newcastle upon Tyne. the place where the first seizure was made. WE, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal
Yesterday the sessions ended at the Old- subjects, the free Burgesses of the town and Bailey. At this feßion 130 prisoners have county of Newcastle upon Tyne, emulous of been tried; 30 received sentence of death; following the example of the city of London, one to be transported for 14 years, 45 for notwithstanding the independency of its first 7 years ; four whipped, and three branded.' Magistrate, and of the two public-spirited May 5.
Sheriffs, has given such particular offence to When the Court was moved at the Old your Ministers, think ourselves called upon Bailey to charge Patrick Kennedy with the to repeat our unwearied application to your appeal for murder, and also have a warrant Majesty for redress of unexampled grievances. from that Bench for bringing back Mathew We cannot but feel with the much-injured - Kennedy, who was on board a transport thip county of Middlesex for the wound given to at Gravesend ; the Recorder told the Coun- them, to us, and to the Constitution; and cil who made the motion, that he had no warmly animated by the late noble behaviour power to stop him, nor even to hold him if of the independent electors of Westminster, he had been present, unless a bill had been whore actions have beft contradicted the falo found in consequence of the appeal : To Jacious language of your Minifters, when they which the Lord-Mayor made a very spirited confidently affured your Majesty, that only answer, and told him, that he would take it fome few misguided persons have complained upon himself; he would figna che warrant of their determination--by the House of Com(which he did) and dispatch it immediately; mons, but who nevertheless found themselves bis Lordship ordered Mr. Akerman to detain under a neceffity of beholding, with filent Patrick Kennedy also; and affured the whole confufion, a virtuous remonftrant rewarded Court, that no murderer Mould ever escape by the grateful tribute of a free people. juftice while he lived, and was able to bring We point out this pi&ture of the people him to it and that he himself would be an with the more satisfaction, that your Majesfwerable for every bad consequence, which ty, notwithstanding misrepresentations, may might arise from the supposed illegal method give us credit for beisrg a majority, equally of bringing Kennedy from the thip, to take warm in the true service of our country and bis trial at the next quarter-fesions. of your Majefty, and equally out of the reach May 12.
of that balerul influence, which some way or A Gentleman in town has laid before a ve. other has hitherto succeeded, we fear, in conmy learned body a new invented method of cealing from your Majesty the wishes of an batching chickens, and rearing them quicker affectionate but amicted people. for the spit than was ever before discovered ; We therefore humbly presume to follicit for which that respectable society has honoured your Majesty to exert that conftitutional auhim with a gold medal. The process is as thority, which the laws have vested in you follows :--The chickens are to be taken a for the benefit of your fubjeéts, by dissolving way from the hen the night after hatched, the present Parliament, and mort caraeftly and are to be replaced with eggs, un which the implore you to remove for ever from your hen will continue to fit, for a second and a Councils those Min fters, who, not content third brood. When first taken from the hen, with having violated the freedom of election
without doors, have advised your Majefy to The bill to appropriate a fund, for granting dismiss from your service the first Officer of to bis Majesty additional duties on certain fothe law fot his faithful endeavours to support reign linens imported, and for eftablishing the liberty and conftitution of his country; fund for encouraging of the raising and dresand this measure is fill the more affli&ting, as Ang hemp and flax. our last hopes amongst your Majesty's ser. The bill to continue an a& for granting a vants were placed in his acknowledged inte- bounty on British and Irish linens exported." grity and ability, from whence we Aattered The bill for registering the prices at wbich ourselves the truth might reach your Majes- corn is fold, in the several counties in Great ty's car in spite of every confederacy against Britain.
The bill to explain and amend the several The grateful acclamations of your whole a&ts, for providing a public reward for discopeople (a term your Ministers affect to hold vering the longitude at sea. in contempt) would incessantly await your The bill to prevent delays of juftice, by rea. Majesty if you would deign to relieve the af- fon
of privilege of parliament. dictions of millions of your subjects by the The bill for better regulating the persons dimission of these pernicious Counfellors. employed in the service of the East India
For while the affairs of this great nation Company. are by an over-ruling fatality, placed in the The bill for the relief of the coalhcavers incapable and mercenary hands of men, who, working in the river Thames; and to enaunder the specious title of Ministers, are col- ble them to make provision for themselves, lofively transferring from one to the other their widows and orphans. the inclusive right of sporting with their The bill for compleating the navigation of country, we have every calamity to dread the river Swale, from its junction with the both at home and abroad, as well as from Ure to Morton bridge, in Yorkshire. their want of experience as from their want of The bill for making a navigable canal from integrity.-
Leeds to the sea bank, near the North Ladies
walk, by Liverpool. Yesterday morning between 3 and 4 o'clock, The bill for extending the like liberty to a fire broke out at the house of Mr. Poole, the exportation of rice from Eaft and Wett in Palsgrave-head Court, without Temples Florida, to the southward of Cape Finiftre in bar, which consumed the same with all the Europe, as is granted to Carolina and Georgis. furniture. The family were obliged to jump And also to some other public and privac out of the windows to save their lives ; three bills. of whom were much hurt. The house of Mr.
May 21. , Williams, furgeon, and all his furniture ; that Weftminister, May 19. This day his Ma
of Mr. Wishaw, taylor, his furniture, and a jefty came to the Houle of Peers, and the - Jarge quantity of Gentiemens cloaths, &c. to Commons being come thither, his Majelly a confiderable value, were burnt ; a watch was pleased to give the royal afsent to all the maker's house was likewise consumed, and bills which were ready. After which his great part of Mr. Twining's tea warehouse is Majesty was pleased to make the following most burnt down; not one house in the court on gracious speech : either lide escaped the fury of the flames, but • My Lords, and Gentlemen, moft of them are greatly damaged. The back • The seafon of the year, and the dispatch part of Mr. Manning's house, a hofier and hat- you have given to the public businefs, make ter, the corner of the court, in the Strand it proper for me to put an end to this felson Way, is much damaged ; as is the milliner's of Parliament. at the other corner: At that end of the court • The temper, with which you have cosnext the Temple, the house of Mr. Lay, pe- ducted all your proceedings has given me ruke.maker, is greatly injured.
great fatisfa&ion, and I promise myself the May 19.
happiest effects from the firmness as well as This day his Majefly went to the House of the moderation, which you have manifested Peers, and gave the royal alent to the follow- in the very critical circumftances which have ing bills, viz.
attended your late deliberations. The bill for granting to his Majesty a fum With respect to foreign affairs, I have out of the finking fund, and for applying cere nothing material to communicate to you. I tain monies therein mentioncd for the service will continue my endeavours to appease, if of the present year.
possible, the troubles which ftill prevail in The bill for redeeming the capital or joint Tome parts of Europe, or at least to prevent fock of annuities, after the rate of 31. 1os. them from spreading farther. In all events it per, cent, eftallihed in the 20th year of the shall be my first and conftant care to watch ieign of his late Majesty,
over the interests, and to preserve undimi The bill for establishing a lottery, and for nished the rights of my people. other purposes.
Gentlemen of the House of Commont. The bill to continue an act, for encourage "I return you my thanks for the fupplies in the making of indico, in the British plan- you have fo chearfully granted for the fervice tawions in America.
of the current year, as well as for your attesS
Hon to make use of every opportunity of re
Some time after the fire in the fable was ex ducing the national debt. The provifion you tinguished, the alarm was given that his house have been able to make in this session for was on fire. Upon searching, onę Woodward, discharging so confiderable a fum, without a fireman, perceived by peeping through laying any further burthen on my subjects, the key hole, a parcel of cloaths on fire cannot but be highly advantageous to public in a room, the door of which was locked, up: credit.
three pair of Aairs fronting the street, quite • My Lords, and Gentlemen,
at a distance from the stable. The bed in: "I must earnestly recommend to you to another room up two pair of stairs backwards. exert, in your respective counties, the same ww found also on fire, though the windows, zeal and prudence that you have hewn in and every other part of the room was not even Parliament for promoting the peace and wel discoloured by smoke ; and some cloaths in the fare of the kingdom: Nothing can be fo fa- hop upon the ground floor, the door of which vourable to the wishes of those, who look was locked, were also seen to be burning at? with jealousy on the strength and prosperity the same time. of this country, as the prevalence of animofi From these circumstances, there appeared ties and diffentions amongst ourselves : Let it such Atrong suspicions of his guilt, that he was therefore be your care to discountenance committed to Newgate to take his trial at the every attempt to infuse groundless suspicions ensuing sessions. Some pawnbrokers, who and discontent into the minds of your fellow had been employed to value his goods, declare subjects. Make them sensible of my constant them to be not worth more than 700 l. and attention to promote their happiness; and that they cannot find many articles, entered convince them, that nothing can fo effectu- in his book. ally secure their liberties, as the maintenance
May 24. of every part of our excellent Constitution in Yesterday the following Address, Remon. its due force and authority.'
Atrance, and Petition, was presented to his Then the Lord Speaker, by his Majesty's Majesty : command, said:
To the KING's Most Excellent Majesty. My Lords, and Gentlemon,
The humble Address, Remonftrance, and "It is his Majesty's royal will and plea Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, fore, that this Parliament be prorogued to and Commons of the city of London, in Thursday the 19th day of July next, to be Common Council af embled. then here held ; and this Parliament is ac May it please your Majesty, cardingly prorogued to Thursday the 19th day When your Majesty's moft faithful subof July next.'
jects, the citizens of London, whose loyalty
and affection has been so often and so effectue Wednesday the pawnbroker, taken up a few ally proved and experienced by the illustrious days ago on fufpicion of letting fire to his own House of Brunswick, are labouring under the house, the bottom of Wych. ftreet, at the back weight of that displeasure which your Majesty of St. Clement's Church, with intent to de- has been advised to lay upon them, in the anfraud the insurance-office, was re-examined swer given from the Throne to their late before Sir John Fielding, when it appeared humble application ; we feel ourselves conthat he had insured his effects on the 30th of strained with all humility to approach the April lait, for 23001.-that he had begun a Royal Father of his people. new book, containing an account of the pledg Confcious, Sire, of the purest sentiments es taken on the next day ; that the number of veneration which they catertain for your : and value of the pawns entered from that Majesty's person, we are deeply concerned day to the time of the late accident, amounted that what the law allows, and the Conftituto five times more than during the like num. . tion teaches, hath been misconstrued by Miniber of days in any preceding month-that he sters, instruments of that influence which had altered the value of many of the pledges shakes the realm, into disrespect to your Maentered in a former book ; for example, he jesty. had charged a gown 101. gs. the ticket pin Perplexed and astonished as we are, by the led upon which mentioned it to be only ul. awful fentenge of censure lately pafied upon 95; another gown 101. 6 s. marked upon the this city in your Majesty's answer from the ticket 11. 68; a pair of Atone buckles, ticket Throne; we cannot, without surrendering marked 10 s. 64. entered in the book sol. all that is dear to Englishmen, forbear, most 10 s; with a varicty of other articles of a fi- humbly to supplicate, that your Majesty will, milar nature, all tending to prove his inten deign to grant a more favourable interpretatio tion of defrauding the office. The lift of the on to this dutiful, though persevering claim of pawns frim May 1, to last week appeared to our invaded birthrights ; nothing doubting be written all at one time. In several places that the benignity of your Majesty's nature of the old book he bad very evidently inserted will, to our unspeakable comfort, at length articles.
break through all the secret and visible machiThe fire broke out in a ftable adjoining to nations to which the city of London owes its the back yard of his house, about two o'clock late fevere repulfe; and that your king!y jur., to be up by a wafhe woman in the house, malignant and pernicious advice which fugo
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gested the answet wé deplore; an advice of The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor then addres: most dangerous tendency; inasmuch as there sed his Majesty in these words : by the exercise of the clearest rights of the • Most Gracious Sovereign, subject, namely, to petition the King for re. ! WILL your Majeliy be pleased so far to dress of grievances, to complain of the viola- condescend as to permit the Mayor of your tion of the freedom of election, and to pray for loyal city of London to deelare in your royal a diñolution of Parliament, to point out mal- presence, on behalf of his fellow citizens, how practices in administration, and to urge the much the bare apprehenfion of your Majesty's semoval of evil Ministers, hath, under the ge displeasure would, at all times, affect their nerality of one compendious word, been indis. minds ; the declaration of that displeafure has criminately checked with reprimand; and your already filled them with inexprefable anxiety Majesty's afflicted citizens of London have and with the deepest affliction. Permit nie
, heard, from the throne itselt, that the con- Sire, to assure your Majesty, that your Majetle tents of their humble Address, Remonftrance has not in alí your dominions any fubjects and Petition, Jaying their complaints and in more faithful, more dutiful, or more affectio. juries at the feet of their Sovereign, as Father nate to your Majesty's person and family, or of his people, able and willing to redress their , more ready to sacrifice cheir lives and fortunes grievances, cannot but be considered by your, in the maintenance of the true honour and Majesty as disrespectful to yourself, injurious dignity of your Crown. to your Parliament, and irreconcileable to the We do therefore, with the greatest humi. principles of the Constitution.
lity and submission, moft earneftly supplicate Your Majefty cannot disapprove, that we your Majesty, that you will not dismiss us from here assert the clearest principles of the Consti. your presence without exprefing a more favoutution, against the insidious attempt of evil rable opinion of your faithful citizens, and Counsellors to perplex, confound, and make without some comfort, without some prolpea, them; we are determined to abide by those at least, of redress. rights and liberties, which our forefathers * Permit me, Sire, farther to observe, that bravely vindicated, at the ever memorable re- whoever has already dared, or shall hereafter volution, and which their fons, will ever reso- endeavour, by falle insinuations and suggestiJutely defend. We therefore now renew, at ons, to alienate your Majesty's affections from the foot of the throne, our claim to the indis- your loyal subjects in general, and from the pensable right of the subject -a full, free and city of London in particular, and to withdraw and unmutilated Parliament, legally chosen your confidence in, and regard for your peoin all its Members ;-a right which this ple, is an enemy to your Majesty's person and Hofc have manifeftly violated, family, a violater of the public peace, and a depriving, at their will and pleasure, the coun- betrayer of our happy Conftitution, as it was ty of Middlesex of one of its legal representa. established at the glorious and necessary Rero tives, and arbitrarily nominating, as a Knight'lution.' of the shire, a person not elected by a majo Last Wednesday, the 23d. the Lord Mayor rity of the freeholders. As the only conftitu. iffued his fummonies for a Common-Council tional means of reparation now left for the to meet on Friday the 25th, on occafion of her injured electors of Great Britain, we implore, Majesty's happy delivery of a Princess. His with most urgent supplications, the diffolution Lordship took the chair that day soon after of this present Parliament, the removal of e- twelve.' When the Court was sat, Mr. Alvil Ministers, and the total extinction of that derman Rosliter complained of what the Lord fatal influence, which has caused such da.. Mayor had faid at St. James's laft Wedaeday tional dilcontent.
to the King, after his Majesty's answer to the In the mean time, Sire, we offer our con-, remonstranice, us not being given to his stant prayers to Heaven, that your Majesty Iordship in charge by that Court. Mr. Al. may reign, as Kings can only reign, in and
derman Harley supported Mr. Roffiter's obby the hearts of a loyal, dutiful, and free peo- juction, and was replied to by the Aldermca ple.
Wilkes, Townshend, and Sawbridge. The After the reading of the Remonstrance, by Court then desired the Lord Mayor to ftare Sir James Hodgs, and delivering it to the what his Lordship said after the King's anKing, his Majeity was pleased to read the fol- swer, which he did, and it was entirely apprelowing answer :
ved. A motion of thanks was then made and "I mould hare been wanting to the public roconded for his Lordship's noble condpet og to well as to myself, if I had not expressed my this occasion, which was agreed to without any diffatisfaction to the late addreis.
division. The Lord Mayor spoke extreme My sentiments on that fubject continue ly well, and particularly observed how vabethe same, and I should ill deserve to be confi- coming such a complaint was from the Aldered as the father of my people, if I could derinen Rofiter and Harley, who would not fuffer myself to be prevailed upon to make attend that Coart to St. James's. Mr. Alsuch an use of my prerogative, as I cannot but derman Wilkes, in his speech, took notice Think inconsistent with the interest, and dan- " That the principal reason why he dis net Eerous to the contitution of the Kingdom." attend the last remonftrance to St. James's,