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That a fum, not exceeding 13;oool. be the question was proposed, that an humble granted to his Majesty, to be employed in address be presented to his Majesty, That lie maintaining and supporting the British forts will be gracioully pleased to give directions, md settleinents on the coast of Africa, un that there be laid before this House a copy der the direction of the Committee of a of a paper, intitled " The humble Ada Company of Merchants trading to Africa. dress, Remonftrance, and Petition, of the

And he reported, from the Committee of Lord-mayor, Aldermen, and Livery, of Ways and Means,

the City of London, in Common-hall affemThat, towards raising the supply granted bled, ''presented to his Majesty on the 14th to his Majeity, the sum of 1,800,000l. be instant, together with a copy of his Majesty's raised, by loans or Exchequer-bills, to be answer to the fame. --- And, the previous charged upon the firit aids to be granted in question being put, That that question be the next session of Parliament; and such now put, it was resolved in the affirmative. Exchequer-bills, if not discharged, with in- Then, the main question being put, it was terett thereupon, on or before the 5th day relolved to address his Majesty thereon. of April, 177), to be exchanged, and re On the 16th, five bills passed the House: ceived in payment, in such manner as Ex- The first, for dividing and inclosing the fechequer bills have usually been exchanged veral open fields, coples, and commonable and received in payment.

grounds, within the parish of Denton, 0On the 14th, two bills passed the House: therwise Divington Parva, in the county of The first, for dividing and inclosing the Northampton : The second, for dividing and open fields, meadows, and waste grourds, in inclosing the common fields, comincn ineathe lordship or liberty of Ravenstone, other- dows, common cow-pasture, Lammas wise Rauniton, in the counties of Leicester grounds, and waste grounds, in the parish of and Derby : And the second, for defraying Simpson, in the county of Bucks: The the charge of the pay and cloathing of the third, for building a workhouse, in the pamilitia, in that part of Great Britain called rish of St. Martin in the Fields, within the England, for one year, beginning the 25th liberty of Westminster, in the county of day of March, 1770.

Middlelex : The fourth, for dividing and On the 15th, six bills passed the House : inclosing the open and common fields, lands, The first, for dividing and inclosing the and downs, within the manor and panish open fieds, downs, meadows, and waste of Westweil, in the county of Oxford : lands, within the manor or manors of Comp. And the fifth, for amending, and rendering ton, in the parish of Endford, in the county more effectual, an act made in the seventh of Wilts: The second, from the Lords, in- year of his present Majesty's reign, intitled titled . An act, for vesting the manor of Ly An act for dividing a certain fen, called mington, and certain lands and heredita- the Haute Huntre, Eight Hundred, or Holments in the counties of Somerset and land Fen, and certain other commonable Wilts, fectled, by the will of John Wal- places adjoining thereto, in the parts of Holker, Esq; deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; land, in the county of Lincoln. and for feitling other lands and heredita The same day, his Majetty, being come ments, in the said county of Wilts, in lien to the House of Peers, was pleased to give thereof; and for other purposes therein the royal assent to such public and private mentioned: The third, to permit the ex bills as were made ready for receiving it. portation of malt: The fourth, to enable the Then the Lord North presented to the Commissioners for executing the office of House, pursuant to their address to his MaTreasurer of his Majesty's Exchequer, or jesty, a copy of the Address, Remonftrance, Lord High-treasurer for the time being, to and Petition, of the Lord-mayor, Aldercompound with William Hill and John men, and Livery, of the City of London, Dyer a debt due to the Crown from William presented to the King March 14, 1770; Pye, for which they are fureties : The and also a copy of his Majesty's anliver; and fifth, for dividing and inclosing the common the titles of the said copies were read; and it and watte grounds within the manor or pa- was ordered, that the faid papers be taken rith of Ballenthwaite, in the county of Cum- into consideration on Monday, the 19th, herland : And the fixtb, for dividing and Accordingly, inclosing the common fields, common par On the 19th, the order of the day being ture and other uninclosed grounds, withit read, for taking into consideration the copy of the township of Weft. Hellerton, and parish the Address, Remonitrance, and Petition, of of Yeddingham, in the east riding of the the Lord Mayor, Aldernaen, and Livery county of York.

of the city of London, presented to the The same day, a motion was made, and


King, March 14, 1770 ; and also a copy being applied to the purpose, not of preferr. of his Majesty's answer; the House proceed- ing, but overturning the Constitution, and ed to take the same into consideration; and of propagating doctrines, which, if generalthe said copies were read ; and a motion be- ly adopted, must be fatal to the peace of the ing made, and the yuestion being propoled, kingdom, and which tend to the fubversion That to deny the legality of the present of all lawful authority. Parliament, and to allert, that the proceed To acknowledge with gratitude, that his ings thereof are not valid, is highly unwar. Majesty has ever shewn the most fender se. rantable, and has a manifest tendency to dif gard to the rights of his people, not only in turb the peace of the kingdom, by withdraw the exercise of his own power, but in his ing his Majesty's fubječts from their obedi- care to preserve from every degree of infringeence to the laws of the realm:

ment or violation the powers intrusted to The House was moved, that an act, made others; and to return his Majesty their unin the first year of the reign of King Willi- feigned thanks, for the fresh proof he has am and Queen Mary, intitled, An act now given them of his determination to perdeclaring the rights and liberties of the sub- severe in his adherence to the principles of ject, and settling the succession of the Crown,' the Constitution. might be read. And the same was read ac To express the satisfaction it gives them cordingly.

to see his Majesty placing so just a confidence The House was also moved, that the en- in his penple: try in the Journals of the House, of the 26th To represent to his Majesty, that, in day of February, 1701, of the 4 h resoluti- whatever unjustifiable excelles some misgui. on, which was reported from the Committee ded persons may have been seduced to join, of the whole Houle, to whom it was referred his Majesty's subjects in general are too sendto con Gder of the rights, liberties, and privi- ble of what th:y owe, both to his Majesty leges of the House of Commons, and which and to his illustrious family, ever to be cawas then agreed to by the House, might be pable of approaching his Majesty with any read. And the fame was read accordingly. other fentiments than those of the most intire

Then the previous question being put, respect and affection; and understand too that the frid imposed question he now put; well their own true interest, to wish to loosen it was resolved in the affirmative. Then, the the bands of obedience to the laws, and of main question being put, it was resolved, due fubordination to lawful authority; and

That to deny the legality of the present that they are fully persuaded, that his MaParliament, and to assert that the proceedings jesty's people, as well as his Pariiament, will thereof are not valid, is highly unwarranta- reject with disdain every insidious suggestion ble, and has a manifest tendency to difturb of those ill-designing men, who are in reality the peace of the kingdom, by withdrawing undermining the public liberty, under the his Majesty's subjects from their obedience to specious pretence of zeal for its preservation; the laws of the realm And

and that his Majesty's attention to maintain That to convey to the Crown, under co the liberties of his subjects unviolated, which four and pretence of petitioning, such an un his Majetty esteeins his chief glory, will, warrantable and dangerous position, is a upon every occasion, prove the fore means gross abuse of the right of the subjects to pe- of strength to his Majeity, and secure to him tition the King

that zealous and effectual support, which A motion was made, and the question be- none but a free people can bestow. ing proposed, that an humble address be pre And a debate arising in the House theresented to his Majesty, to express the extreme upon ; apd the Houle having continued to concem and indignation which they feel, at ft till half an hour after two of the clock on finding that an application has been made to Tuesday morning ; it was ordered, That his Majesty, in terms fo little corresponding the faid debate be adjourned vill this mornwith that grateful and affectionate respect ing, twelve of the clock ; and that no pubwhich his Majesty is fo justly intitled to from lic business do intervene. all his subjects ; at the same time afpersing The same day, five bills passed the Honfe; and calumniating the Parliament, and deny- the first, for dividing and inclosing two ing its legality, and the validity of the acts common ftinted paftures, and a certain noor of the Legirature.

or common, within the manor of Bellerby, To affure his Majesty, that, as they are in the north riding of the county of York; fuly sensible of the value and importance of and an ingrossed clause was added, by the the right of the subjects to petition the King, House, by way of 1yder to the bill : 'The it is with the deepest concern, that they now second, for dividing and incloling Wyvillfe: the exercise of it fo grofily perverted, by heath, in the lordthip of Wyvii cum Hun


gerton, in the county of Lincoln : The fuming the adjourned debate, upon the mothird, to enlarge the term contained in two tion made yesterday for an humble address to leveral acts of Parliament, and to grant a be presented to his Majesty ; it was ordered, further term and powers for the more effec« that the Serjeant at Arms do go with the tual repairing, widening, and amending, mace into the Speaker's Chamber, the Court the road from a place called Earl's-kill, in of Requests, and places adjacent, and sumWarrington, to the Wallgate, mon the Members there to attend the strvice in Wigan, both in the county of Lancaster of the House ; and he went accordingly; The fourth, to impower the Justices of and, being returned, the House resumed the the Peace for the county of Devon to apply faid adjourned debate ; and the entry in the a sum of money, out of the county stock, for Journals of the House, of the King's proclathe opening, making, and maintaining a mation, dated the rith day of November, convenient and commodious highway, from 1701, for disolving the then Parliament, the High-ftreet in the city of Exeter to the and declaring the calling another, was read: alle of Exeter: And the fifth, for divid- And a motion being made, and the question ing and inclosing the open fields, meadows, being put, that the House do now adjoum, common paftures, and other commonable it passed in the negative; whereupon it was lands, within the parilh of Bottesford, in- refolved, that a Committee be appointed to sluding the hamlets of Easthorpe and Nor- draw up an address, to be presented to his manton, in the county of Leiceiter. Majesty, pursuant to the purport of the relo

Afterwards, it was resolved, that a fum, lutions of the 19th. not exceeding goool, be granted his Ma On the 21st, four bills passed the House ; jesty, to inable his Majelty to assist the inha- the first, for dividing and inclofing a certain bitants of the island of Barbadoes, in defray- parcel of open ground, called Dunningtoning the expence of cleansing the channel, re moor, in the east-riding of the county of pairing the mole, and rendering the har. York; the second, for clividing and inclobour there more fafe and coipmodious. sing a certain parcel of open ground, in the

On the 20th, three bills passed the House; township of Earfwick, in the county of the first, for dividing and inclosing certain York: The third, for amending and renderopen and common fields, commonable ing more effe&tual an act made in the şth Jands, and waste grounds, within the manor year of the reign of his present Majesty, inand parilh of Souldrop, in the county of titled, . An act for draining and improving Bedford: The second, for enlarging the certain low, marsh, and fen lands, lying beterm granted by an act of the 28th year of tween Boston Haven and Bourne, in the his late Majesty's reign, for repairing and parts of Kelteven and Holland, in the counwidening the road from Sutton, in the coun- ty of Lincoln,' and for improving the navity of Surrey, through the borough of Rei- gation through the said lands: And the gate, by sídlow mill

, to Povey-cross, and fourth, for dividing and inclosing the open from Sutton aforesaid, through Cheam, and parts of the common arable fields, and the over Howell-hill, to Ewell; and also, the common meadows, pasture-grounds, comroad from Tadworth, by the windmill, to mons, and waste grounds, within the town. the bottom of Pehle-hill,' in the said county; ships of Sherburn, Lennerton, Barkstown and for impowering the trustees appointed by Anh, Church Fenton, Little Fenton, and an act of the soth

year of his late Majesty Biggin, in the county of York. King George I. for repairing several roads Sir Thomas Clavering reported from the in the counties of Surrey and Suflex, to make Committee appointed yelterday to draw up a yearly allowance to the trustees, appointed an address to be presented to his Majesty, by the said act of the 28th Geo. II.; and that the Committee had drawn up an adfor taking certain roads out of the power of dress accordingly, which they had directed the trustees apppointed by the faid act of the him to report to the House; and he read the 20th George I, anid putting them under the fame in his place, and afterwards delivered direction of the trustees appointed by the said it in at the table

, where the same was read, act of the 28th Gco. II,

and for repairing the and, with several amendinents thereunto, road from Povey-crofs, in the county of was agreed to by the House. And it was Surrey, to the oak dividing the counties of ordered, that the said address be communiSurrey and Sussex ; and also the road from cated to the Lords, at a conference; and Woodhatch to Peteridge-lane, in the coun- that the concurrence of their Lordships be ty of Surrey: And the third, for railing a desired thereto ; and that a conference be de. certain sum of money, by loans or Exche- fired with the Lords, upon a matter of the quer-bills, for the service of the year 1770.

utmost importance to the honour of his MaThe order of the day being read, for re- jesty's government, and to the authority of


Parliament ; and that the Lord Bellafyse do of Stoke Goldington, in the county of go to the Lords, and desire the said confe- Bucks. rence. .

On the 23d, an address relative to the On the 22d, a bill pafled the House, for city Reniontrance was presented to the dividing and inclosing the open and common King, which see in our Magazine fer fields, meadows, pastures, and common- March. able lands and grounds, within the liberties

To be continued.

Letter of the late Chevalier de St. GEORGE, sent to the Princess SOBIESKI of Poland, with his Picture.--Iranfiated from the Original. Moft Excellent Princess,

draughts and images were drawn from their

own imaginations : How much more, there HE 'Count de with this, fore, can be dine, when the draught is

ur fair ture; I wish I could as onlily convey the ori- The charms he has thence taken are ablo ginal to them, but that is a happiness the lutely irrefittible, and gather new force from iniquity of my fortune denies me. And I the imagination of the perfection of the ori do assure your Highness, that, in all the giral. lo train of mischiefs, with which that blind When our Holy Father thewed me the goddess hath persecuted me from my cradle, pictures of several beautiful Ladies, and there has not been one which has fo fentibly your's among them, my heart bounded with touched me, as this : But, fince my fate joy in my bolom, my eyes were immediately would have it so, I have confided what I fixed upon it, and my foul was filled with have to offer on this occafion to the Honou- inexpressible wishes, that the choice of the rable Count de -, hoping that he will, Holy Father, for me, would terminate there. in fome measure, be able to let you see how My colour came and went, and the agitamuch, and how intirely, you are mistress of tions of my mind were too strong to be conmy lieart : But I am afraid that his great cealed from his Holiness, who, pleased age, and want of acquaintance with the ten- with my concern, delivered the picture to cler passion of love, will but too lamely re- me with paternal assurances of his whole care, present the sentiments of his Master. Non industry, and interest, to make me happy will the painter's art, I fear, remove this in the bright original. He was as good as defect. In his portrait he has faithfully, gi- his word; and follicited to effectually by his ven you the likeness of any person ; yet, alas! Nuncio, as to make way for this present adit is beyond the pencil's ar to convey the drets. And I hope, divine Princess

, as pica foft emotions of the heart, the warm tranf- ty has prevailed with you thus far, and gia ports of the lover, when he comes into the ven this pleasing dawn to my approaching presence of his Mistress, where awe and de- happinels, Jove will come in for its share, fire are so mingled, as not to be expresied by and will inspire your good and charming colours : He cannot represent, in the minia- heart with those tender sentiments which ture I send you, the trembling joy that would must make me, of the mott unfortunate, feize all my limbs when I approached you, the most happy of men ; Yes, Madam, in and laid me proftrate at your feet, till your those enchanting arms, I shall easily forget generous hand should raise me from the all the cruelties of fortune, and the periacuground, and your heavenly voice give me tions of my enemies; ambition wi.l ceafe io leave to love you.

have any share in my actions; for love will I would not have the eagerness of my de. fill my soul fo full, that I thall be able to fwe, most divine Princess, transpert me into think of nothing but my adorable l'rinceis. words that might shock your belief in my lin I shall be impatient till I hear from the cerity; be not incredulous of your power; Count; I was going to say, till I head it is heavenly, like your perfon : For, tho’ from you; but my ulual il-for une checked I have not yet had the extatic vition of your the forward thought, and left me onlywithe real person, yet the painter has furnithed to support my fears: But, be my fortune in me with so many charms in your pi&ture, this altair what it will, I shall never ceale that they are fufficient to raise the most vio- being, adorable Princess, ent passion in any beholder. The painter's

Your faithful Lover, and the sculptor's art have had as wonderful effects long before this time, even when their

and Slave, &c,

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A twelvemonth had now paa since our manner of fignification ; but their quarrelmarriage pretty peaceably, during which ling with me would probably be the ruin time I was brou oht to bed of a boy, to the of us both.' I replied, that I thould ever great joy of the Williams sfamily. Víyurcle be both ready and willing to sacrifice myfilf, wrote nie a letter upon the occaion, and my in crder to tuve him; and, teritcre, would aunt calleci one morning to ak me how I content to let his parents fuppe that lie had did. There events gave me great pleasure, purchased this estate at my requeit; but that as I had long fiffcred from the idea, that I must beg to be exculed from 'aflerting a I was an alien on earth. My aunt even palpable falfhood; and, therefore, could promised me to ule her endeavours to bring only promile not to contradict him, in calis my father to see me, and I was received on he Thould find it ablo utdy necellary to her presenting ine to my f ther and mother, throw the blame on me.' Hic did not leem if not with pleasure, at least with great good much pleased with the tendeincts of my humour and civility. They gave me leave conscience ; however that inight be, he as to present my husband to them, and my mo muied himself daily in the country amongit ther good-naturedly said to me, · You may his workmer, and was confequently very take your sister home with



will.' fellom at home but in the evenings. There Upon which, Sophie and. I tock our leaves his frequent excurtions soon informed his of them, and returned home, where we zents of what he was about; they took the found Mr. Williams talking to an odd alarm, and fent for him one morning, to looking n an, in the parlour. He accofted come to them iinmediately: What palled at me with a smile, saying, ' My dar, I have this interview, I know not ; but, the next been buying a little eftate in the country, of time I waited upon them, I was received that man you fiw with me, thinking that with great cocinels, and had a lecture rend the air of the country would be of service to to me upon ceconomy, and feveral hints you and the child.' I thanked hiin cordially thrown out, "I hat they who were worth for his tender care of cur healths; and adul- nothing were generally the most liberal of ed, “ But, Mr. Williams, excuse me if I other people's money.' I felt this reproach fay, that no air will be found falubrious, feverely, though I was conscious that I did where the mind is not at peace; and, thould not merit it. you involve youríelf in difficulties for iny I was one night fitting alone, expecting fake, you would defeat your own pure hiin home every minuie, when I heard a rap poses ; for I can never be either happy, or at the door, and to my great surprise, a well, if you are uneofy.' He replied, Gintleman, who. I did not know, entered

That I always looked too far before me.' the room, and presented me with a letter To which reproof I made no anliver. from Mr. Williams, infonning me of liis

The next morning, he desired I would go bing arrefcu and in a junging-house, and with him to look at the house he had pura thet i need not make mytelf uicals, as he chased; I confent:d ; as it was only four- would certamly dine with me to-morrow. teen miles from town, it was a moining's. After fome questions asked, this Genride thither, and back again. As we came tleman wished nie a good night. I leave near the place, Mr. Williams f:id, 'There, to judge what fort of one I pait. As soon my dear, that is the house,' (pointing to it ;) as I thought it a decent hour to čo out, I • It is very old, (continued hie) but I intent got into a hackn y chair, and ordered it to the to rebuild it ; it is a sweet ítuation.' Ile place vihere he was contined. Onn y arrisecmed enchanted with his new acquisition : val at the door of the house, I asked an I cannot s y I was ; but I concealed ny fen- iil-looking man, who fico:d there, if I timents, favirg only, • That, if he iked it, I could see the Gentleman who was brought was convinced that I fhould,' On our re there late lait night, not chusing to mention turn home, Mr. Williams faid to me, in a his nome; he rüphel, “Yes, Mils, I svill Careless, ely manner, Charlotte, I must let the Gentle.nan kinow ych are here, inlit, if my father and mother should if you will cell me yo

name, for he has blame me for having beur ht a house in the çoi corp?y with lim alrerly; and, pero Country, that you i form them, thirt i pur hans, he may not chuid to have two wenches ch: sitio cblige you; for (continue tha) at a tine.' í annexed no idea to what the their being angry with you can be of no man I id, at that iine ; fw, puting halt a


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