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counterparts of the treaty were finally interchanged, with every public formality, bet ween wir. Anderson and Madajee Sindia, on the 24th of February last. St. James's, Sept. 18.
This evening the ceiçmony of the christening of che young princess was perforined in the great council chamber by his grace the archbishop of Canterbury. Her royal highness was named Amelia.
The sponsors were, his royal highness the prince of Wales, and their royal highnesses the princess royal and princess Aua gusta.
and retardment of the cultivation and improyemenț of the said province: his Majesty is thereupon pleased, with the advice of his Privy Council, to revoke and make' void (and doth hereby revoke and make void) all orders made by his Majesty in Council for the grant of lands in the province of Nova Scotia, which bear date prior to the first of January, 1774, and have not yet been carfied into execution : and his Majesty is hereby further pleased to order, that the Governor or Commander 'in Chief for the time being of his Majesty's province of Nova Scotia, do fforbear to issue any order of surYey to the Surveyor-General of lands in the said province, or to pass any grants under the feal of that province, of any lot or parcel of land within the said province, in pursuance of any order made by his Majerly in Council, which bears date prior to the first day of January, 1774, and that this his Majesty's order in Council be pubished in the London Gazette, to the end, that all perfons may have due notice thereof.
STIPH. COTTEREL. St. James's Aug. 22. The king was this day pleased to confer the honour of knighthood on Thomas Hyde Page, Esq; lieutenant in his majesty's corps of engineers.
Whitehall, Aug. 23. The king has been pleased to appoint the Hon. Henry Erskine to be his majesty's advocate in Scotland.
The king has been pleased to grant to Henry Mathias Esq. the offices or places of prothonotary and clerk of the crown in the counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan, and the town of Haverfordwest and borough of Carmarthen.
St. James's, Sept. 9. On Saturday night laft, Čapt. Warner arrived with the Preliminary Articles between his Majesty and the States General, signed at Paris, on the 2d inftant; as also the Definitive Treaties of Peace between his Majesty and the Most Christian and Catholic Kings, signed at Versailles on the 3d instant, by his Grace the Duke of Mancheiter, his Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary, and Plenipotentiary, and by the respective Plenipotentaries of their Moft Chriftian and Ca tholic Majesties, and the States General.
The Definitive Treaty with the United States of America was also signed at Paris on the 3d instant, by David Hartley, Esq. his Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and by the Plenipotentiaries of the United States.
Whitehall, Sept. 16 Advices have been received over land from Fort-William, Bengal, dared the roth of March last, which confirm the accounts of the treaty with the Mahratta state being concluded on the 17th of May, 1782, and ratified at Fort William on the 6th of June following; that it was complearly ratified by the Paithwa, and ministers 'at. Poona, on the 30th of December ; and that the original
The king has been pleased to grant unto lord Sheffield, the dignity of baron of the kingdom of Ireland, by the title of baron Sheifield of Roscommon.
Also the dign ry of a baron of the said kingdom to the following gentlemen and their respective heirs, with their titles ans nexed :
Arthur Pomeroy, of Newbery, Efq. baron Harberton. " Robert Clements, Esq. baron Leitrim.
Francis Matthew, Esq. baron Landaff. William Tonfon, Esq. baron Riversdale.
Şir John Hutley Delayal, Bart. baron Delaval.
Richard Pennant, Esq. baron Penryn.
And the dignity of baroness to the wife of the Rt. Hon, J. Hely Hucheton, Efq. with the remainder to the heirs male of her body, by her said husband.
. By a letter from a gentleman at Copeng hagen, dated August 18, we are favoured with the following account of an island newly tárown up in the sea by subter. raneous 'fire, about thirty miles distant from the coast of the district called Guldbringe in Iceland:
Capt. Peterson, sailing for Havnefeord harbour, descried about the middle of May lait, a great body of black smoke, through which, at intervals, bursting fames made their appearance. As he ap: proached, it became more terrible; and when arrived within three Englith miles of the place, he discovered an island still burning in many places, and throwing into the air vast columns of fire and smoak, He founded at the distance of eight milės from the island, and found W. S. W. from Rykenees, in Iceland, forty-four fathom water, upon a burnt bottom, something like pit-coal. At the distance of abour four miles, the tea was covered with pumice stone, which foated on its surface. The isand appeared to be about fix English miles in length, and, it is said, has since been taken potsession of in the name of the
king of Denmark. A later account confirms the above circumstances, and adds that the new itland is of a rocky appearance, and that fire was still issuing from iwo of its eminencies ; that the inhabitants of Iceland had seen a column of black smoke rising from the sea, about the Jime the eruption is supposed to have happened; but that no unusual twell of the ocean, nor any symptoms of an carthquake had been felt.
" When we combine the time and circumstances of this phænomenon with the late earthquake in Calabria, in Germany, in Sweden, in Siberia, we readily have Tecourle to the same common caute, namely, that subterraneous fire which has lately spread terror over so great a part of the globe."
The following dreadful affair was perpetrated at Wetherfield, near Hartford, in New England, on the nth of December Last.
William Beadle, who had resided in that Iown nearly ten years, married about 14 years fince an amiable woman, of a reputable family, by whom he had one fon and three daughters, whose education he superintended with great care and seeming Tolicitude, and was apparently an affectionate husband.
About sun-rise on the da above-mentioned, he sent his servant maid (the only perfon of the family who survived) with a jetter to a friend in the neighbourhood, jherein declaring that before his friend should read the letter, he and his family thould enter into a happier state, and de Şiring him to call two persons and come to his house, gently to alarm the neighbours, and advise them to be as collected in their minds and reason as he then was. Upon receipt of this letter the house was instantly ppened; they found a knife, axe, and pistols; the latter he had made use of upon himself; the two former upon his family; these instruments he had arried with him to his bedchamber for some weeks, under pretence of defending himself against thieves. In this horrid manner he destroyed a worthy and beautiful wife, and four children, neeping in their beds, the eldest about twelve years of age. He then finished the awful' scene by destroying himself. Some circumstances rendered if probable that he had given an opiate to the family before they retired to rest.
Speaking of thiş catastrophe in one of his letters, he says, " I mean to close the eyes of liś persons through perfect huma nity and the moft endearing' fondness and friendship ; for never mortal father felt more of these tender ties than myself.”
Thejery of inquest were of opinion that he was of sound mind, and returned their yerdiet accordingly,
The corpse of the murderer was laid on two barrels and exposed to Thame, with the bloody knife fastened on his breast, after which it was placed on a horse-fledge, dragged to an obscure place, and buried with every mark of infamy.
It is confidently reported at Paris, that the court of Versailles had demanded of the Dutch the suin of 87 millions of li. vres, 3,481,9971. sterling, as a recompence for the trouble and expence which France has incurred in rescuing from the English Trincomale, Demerary, and St. Eustatia, and for preserving the Cape of Good Hope.
The advices received by the Licorne frigate, which arrived last Friday at Falmouth, bring the information that a vessel called the Dragon, Capt. Campbell, had arrived at New York in eighteen days from Havanna, by whom they learned that x new, and fạr more serious revolt than ever in that part of the world, has happened in jouth America, particularly at Panama and its vicinity.
On the roth inst. at noon the Rt. Hon. the lord mayor, attended by the aldermen Crora by, Peckham, Clarke, Saintbury, Kitchen, Gill, anderlou, and the sheriffs, deputy recorder, city-council, remeinbrancer, and town-clerk, and about one hundred of the common-council went to „St. James's with the addrefs to his majesty on the safe deli very of the queen, and the birth of ano ther princess, and also upon his royal highnefs įhe prince of Wales arriving at the age of twenty-one years.
To which his Majesty gave the following answer :
“I return you my hearty thanks for your dutiful and loyal congratulations on the happy recovery of the queen, and the birth of another princess, and upon the prince of Wales having attained the age of twentyone years.
♡ Nothing can be more acceptable to me, than these teftimonies of affection to mo and my fanily, on the part of my faitha ful subjects : it is the warmest will of my heart, and has been the constant object of my life to promote their honour and happiness.”
They were very graciously received, and had the honour of killing his majesty's hand.
The duke of Portland, lords North and Amherst, the hon. Mr. 'Fox, and several foreign ambassadors were about the throne.
On Friday the 19th inst. came on the election of a physician to St. Thomas's hospital, to succeed Dr. Watkinson : casting up the ballot, the numbers were, for, Dr. Blain, 98, Dr. Crawford 845 whereupon Dr.' Blain was declared duly elected. It is remarkablo phat four of the phyfi
cians and surgeons of St. Thoinas's hofpital have died of violent fevers, in the prime of life, within these three years; Dr. Keir, Dr. Watkinson, Mr. Elle, and Mr. Waring
We are sorry to hear the distemper among the horned cattle still appears in fome part of Nottinghamshire. A proclamation from the king was distributed in the neighbourhood of Caulk in Derbyshire, where the mischief first appeared as long ago as the 12th inft. commanding all perTons immediately to separate such cattle, as Thewed any signs of diftemper from the rest, and to kill them without effusion of blood, and bury them, hide and all, forthwith; these and the other usual precautions ordered in the proclamation, have had the happy effe 4 of stopping the distemper in those parts, and we hope to hear will also be effective in the neighbouring courty.
On Sunday evening as two gentlemen and their wives were coming to town from
Tottenhain in a hackney coach, they were itopt in Kingsland road by five fontpads, who with lng knives threatened them with immediate death, if they did not deliver, then robbed them of between 41. and sl. and their watches,
Sunday the 21st inft. in the morning early the house of Ed. Boehrr., Esq. Chatham
quare, was entered and robbed of plate, jewels, rings, bank-notes, cath, and many valuable medals and coins, to a very confiderable amount, part of which belonged to a valuable old servant. Never greater violence used in a burglary than in the above: the thieves entered at a small window in the back front, where the iron bars were an inch and one-quarter square ; one of the bars was broke in the middle, and an ath leaver fix feet long was broke in forcing the bars. They came by water, and are supposed to be the same gang whó robbed Mr. Leatham, of Chatham-square, three nights ago.
On Saturday closed the Old Bailey feffions, which, if measured by the number of persons convicted, was one of the most important that ever was opened. Fiftyeight persons were found guilty, and leceived sentence for capital offences : In pronouncing their awful doom, the deputyrecorder was particularly pathetic, bumane and judicious. His obfervations, while they were well calculated to rouse the cri. minals to a just sense of their guilt and serious situations, werc teinpered with a moderation of language, and an ragement to hope for divine mercy, which did great credit both to his head and heart.
Wednesday morning the following inalefactors, being ringleaders in running the Swift cutter on thore near Rye, in Suflex, on the 30th of last August, who were
convicted last week at the Old Bailey of being found at large, after receiving sentence of transportation, were executed at Tyburn, viz. Charles Thomas, alias George Godby, William Matthews, alias John Bird, Thomas Millington, Christopher Trufty, David Hart, and Abraham Hyams. They all behaved suitably to their unhappy fate.
Tuesday the gth inft. were executed at Kennington-common, the two following convi&s, viz. George Wood, and William Smith; the first for robbing a deaf and dumb
man, in Peckham-fields, of his watch and some silver; the latter for a burglary at Vauxhall. They behaved with that decency that became their unhappy situation.
His majesty has been pleased to grant his free pardon to William Higginson, one of the forters in the General Poft-office, who was capitally convicted in June seffion, on his transporting himself for life within fourteen days.
Government intend in future to send out a number of marines on board the ships that carry the convicts over to America and Africa, v:ho are to keep a regular guard over thein night and day, to prevent their escaping. Chelmsford, Sept. 12.
There is now in full bloom and beauty, at Ingatestone, a cockscomb with a purple head, which measures in circumference 32 inches without the volutes, and is four feet eight inches high ; and in the same place are several others, and some with yellow heads of equal beauty.
Derby, Sept. 6. The following account has been sent us of a shocking murder conmitted at a place called Mill-dale, in the parish of Alltonfield, in Staffordshire : A man, named John Green, having for some time kept company with one Ann Hastings, and the proving with child, is thought to be the reason of his planning this diabolical act. te appointed to meet her on Saturday evening, August 23, at an uninhabited house, and the coming according to promise, he there importuned her to take a medicine, in order to destroy the child, but the refusing to comply, he then pulled a cord out of his pocket (which he had prepared for that purpose) and immediately țied her up to a bam, but the cord breaking before ihe was dead, he attempted with a knife to cut her throat, when the struggling very much, before he could accomplish h's barbarous defign, the unhappy young woman rec-ived several wounds on her hands, breasts, &c. notwithstanding which, it is said the crawled about forty yards, to a neighbouring house, after the inhuman wretch had left her for dead. A surgeon from Ashbourne was feat for with
all speed, who upon his arrival immediately fewed up the wound in her throat, and it is said the was then able to speak, and declared that Green was the man who had so cruelly used her. After langoishing till about noon on Sunday the expired. Next day the coroner's inquell fat on the body, and brought in their verdiet wilful murder, by John Green, who was taken up the same day, and committed to Stafford gaol by Port, Efq; of Ilam, to take his trial at the next aslizes for that county.
MARRIA G E S. The Right Hon. the earl of Eglington to Miss Twisden.
At Canterbury, the Rev. Edward Benfon, to the Hon. Lady Frances Sandys, lífter to the earl of Tankerville.
Dr. Cooke, to Miss Priest, of Waltham Cross.
At Northallerton, aged 104, Mr. George Lumley, to Miss Dunning aged 19.
Robert Sheffield, Esq. to Miss Pitches, daughter of Sir Abraham Pitches, Bart.
7th reg. of dragoons. Capt. Harry Lambert, of the.82d foot, to be captain of a troop. 6th reg.
of foot. D'Obrie, gent. to be entign. 211t reg. foct.
Lieutenant George St. John, of the 33d, to be captain of a company. John Lytrott, Esq. to be second licutenant.
72d reg. of foot. George Green, gent. to be enfign, George Gleditanes, gent. to be adjutant.
82d. regiment of foot. Sir Nathaniel Dukinfield, Bart. to be captain of a company.
Charles Long, Efq. brother to Sir James Tylney Long, Bart.
The Right Hon. Hugh Lord Clifford,
At Bromhain, Bedfordshire, the Right Hon. Viscount Hampden, Baron Trevor.
At Worcester, Dr. Johnson, an eminent physician,
The Rev. Mr. Mounsey, fellow of Jesus college, Cambridge.
James Penleaze, Esq. justice of the peace for Middlesex.
After a short illness, Mr. J. W. Palham, an eminent printer in Black-Friars.
Joseph Collins, Esq. under-lheriff of Effex.
At Pontefract, aged 97, William Wilkins, Efq. he had served under the duke of Marlborough.
The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Kennicot, canon of Christ church, and keeper of the Rad. cliff library at Oxford ; a gentleman well known in the learned world for his elegant edition of the Hebrew Bible, and other publications.
In Berkeley-square, Lady Dowager Gea rard.
The Right Hon. Lord Ashburton, chancellor of the dutchy of Lancaster.
Suddenly, Mr. Musselton, attorney, in Lincaln'6-inn.
At his house in Park-street, of the wounds he received in a duel with colonel Gordon, in Hyde-park, colonel Thomas, of the guards.
On his return from London, the Rev. Mr. Grelham, of Woodminster.
Suddenly, as he was dressing himself, Capt. Stanhope, formerly an officer in the Ear India Company's service.
The lady of John Mumford, Esq. at Sutton in Kent.
Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, widow of Phi. lip Stanhope, Esq. natural fon to the late earl of Chesterfield.
The Right Hon, Sir John Shelley, Bart. one of his majesty's privy-council.
The Right Hon, James Grewville, unele to earl Temple.
At Sledmere, Yorkshire, the Rev. Sir Mark Sykes, Bart. The lady of Sir Joseph Pennington.
The Rev. Mr. John Robson, to the vicarage of St. Nicholas in the city of Durham.
The Rev. Mr. Lowther to the living of Dishington.
The Rev. Mr. Waite to St. James's chapel in Whitehaven.
The Rev. Henry Reginald Courtnay, D. D. to a prebend in the cathedral of Rochester.
The Rev. Richard Berney to the rectory of Kesturck in the county of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich.
The Rev. John Clement lves, M. A. to hold by dispensation the rectory of Great Holland in Edex, with the rectory of Stoneham Aspel, in the county of Suffolk and diocese of Norwich.
The Reverend Waring Wallet, M. A. to hold by dispensation the rectory of Stanford le Hope, with the rectory of Liston, both in the counry of Esex, and diocese of London.
William Richards, of Darlafton, Stafford.'
thire, baker. John Deaftry, now or late' of Snaith, York
thire, burcher. John Jiurrows, of Jantes-Itreet; Golden
square, in the parish of St. James, Weite
minster, druggift. James Rufell the younger, late of the
island of St. Thomas, but now of the city of Bristol, merchant. Thomas Guddair, late of Wakefield, York
shire, linen-draper. Jonathan Lowes, of Middleton in Teesdale,
Durham, grocer and haberdasher. Thomas Seamark, late of St. Paul's church
yard, in the parish of St. Faith, in the city of London, merchant, but now a
prisoner in the king's bench. James Rowlandfon, of Satterthwaite, in
the parish of Hawkthead, in the county of Lancaster, and Richard Rowlandfon, of Caton, in the said county, paper
makers and partners. William Kimber, of Po, tsmouth, South.
ampton, coal-merchant. David Cobb, of Kingston upon Hull, corn
factor. John Coles, formerly of Basinghall-Street,
in the city of London, fince of New York, in North America, but now of
Hadleigh, Middlesex, merchant. James Boydell, of Charterhoufe.square,
merchant and infurer. Thomas Hart, late of Bishops. Waltkám,
in Hants, linen and woollen-draper.
William Hopps, of Darlington; linen
draper. Benjamin Cottrell, late of Deptford, Kent,
mariner. Daniel Roberts, of Fenchurch-street, in
the city of London, merchant. Thomas Chelleyn; of the city of Coventry,
mercer and draper. Williant John Banner, of Birmingham,
Warwickshire, button-maker. John Poftlewaite, of Liverpool, Lancashire,
merchant, furviving partner of Joha Benfon, late of Liverpool, merchant, deceased. James Davis, of the Minories, London,
woollen-draper. Samuel Partridge the younger, and Samuel
Punfield, of Birmingham, Warwick
Thire, merchants and co-partners. Thomas Webster, late of Wavertree, ian
cashire, wheelwright and timber-mér.
chant. William Miifer, late of Warrington, but
now of Manchester, Lancalhire, linen
draper. William Dandison, of Spillby, Lincoln
thire, mercer and grocer: James Fowler, of Wapping, Middlesex,
brandy-merchant. John Sutton and Thomas Rylands, both
now or late of Liverpool, Lancashire, thipwrights and co-partners.
REGISTER of CHRISTENINGS and BURIALS within the Weekly Bills of Mortality. CHRISTENED
Females Increased this week 94
-349 Increased this week 86