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tic, advanced to Bidnore, and by the accounts brought to Tellicherry and Anjengo, General Mathews, with his force, contit ing of several detachments from three of the king's regiments and the Company's troops, making in all 6co Europeans aud 1600 lepoys, were fituated in the province of Bidnore, and are said to have surrendered, on condition of marching out of the garrison, with all the honours of war, and retiring to Mangalore. This capitulation was thamefully broken by Tippoo Saib.
The Mahraita peace was proclaimed at Bombay the 8th of April, Colonels Macleod and Hümberstone were attacked a few days after they left Bombay, on the 5th of April, in the 'Ranger tloop of 10 four pounders, by the Mahratia fleet, and carried into Gehe. riah, after a very obstinate engagement, in which tive men belonging to the Ranger were killed, and 25 wounded. Colonel Humberstone unfortunately died of his wounds.
The Fairford was burnt at Bombay, and the Duke of Athol unfortunately blown up at Madras.
Mr. Secretary Fox having brought in his bill for investing the affairs of the East India Company, into the hands of certain commifhoners for the benefit of the proprietors and the public, it was read the firit time on Thursday the zoth instant, in the House of Commons, which occafioned a very long debate; after which it was ordered to be read a second time the Thursday following.There were many able speakers oppored this bill representing it as a violation of the chartered rights of the coinpany, and an extraordinary effort of power. The Eait India Company have presented a petition against the above bill to the house.
The conduct of every member of administration, as well as Lord John Cavendith, deserves the highest public encomiuin in regard to the funds. They have taken up the bulinels with a determined resolution to refore credit to the stocks, by proying the resources of wealth with which this country abounds, and properly applying thein in fupport of the national faith, by which this country has so long flourished.
The following proclamation does the higheit honour to the feelings of the king of Prussia, who therein pays the most commendable regard to the dignity of man :
« Whereas his majesty the king of Prusa fia, &c. our most gracious sovereign, will not permit that any of his subjects delivering into his hand petitions or addrefles thould kneel to his majetty (an honour due to the divinity, but which is no ways necessary when his said fubje&s have any thing to deliver to him); his majesty is therefore graciously pleased to order by this present, ihat the Confistory of Breslau fhail cauté this rescript to be read from the pulpits of ail
the Evangelic churches in his province of Silesia, and the Suffragran of Roth Kirk to do the same in the Roman Catholic church, that all and every one may be informed it is his majesty's pleasure that no kneeling shall in future be practiced in honour to his perfon. The Supreme Confittory hall therefore take the neceffary fteps to the above, purpose. Given at Bettlern, (Signed) Aug. 30th, 1783. S. FREDERICK."
Some time ago Sir James Lowther, Bart. (in confideration of the scarcity and dear. ness of provisions) solicited his majesty to permit the hundred guineas given annually to the races 'at Carlisle, to be (this year) applied to the relief of the poor of that city, offering to add the like sum to this charitable disposition of the money. The request was complied with ; and on Tuesday last, the first diftribution was made, amongit a great number of necesitous perfons, who have found a vóry seasonable affistance in a resource, which, from its nature, was very unexpected. This is an act of charity, which must be generally approved and the mover of it (who also contributed one half towards it) must receive due praise from all whose breasts can feel for the distresses of their fellow creatures,
About a quarter after one o'clock on Wed. nesday morning the 4th init. a fire broke out in the workthops behind the dwelling-house uf Mr. Seddou, in Aldersgate-Street ; it was half an hour before the engines could work, and there was not a plenty of water for a full half hour more. The flames spread withi aitonithing and dreadful rapidity, proceeding quite into Bartholomew-close, and entirely destroyed Queen-square. It is computed that at least 30 houses are con. luined, and about 20 damaged, The lofs in effects is immense ; but Mr. Seddon where the fire began fortunately saved his books of accounts,
Among the unfortunate fufferers are Mr. Seddun's journeymen, near 300 in number, each of whom, according to the custom of the trade, found his own tools, and all those belonging to Mr. Seddon's workmen are destroyed.
In the Court of Common Pleas on Saturday latt, a man was offered to justify bail, whole property and character were not disa puted ; but it was asserted in objection and admitted on his part, that he sometimes risqued his înoney at the E O table; though it was not infinuated that he was an unfair or common player. The Court rejected his security upon the ground, that a person addicted to gaming might be possessed of opulence in the morning, and reduced to indigence before night.
This decision does the highest honour to the Court who inade it, and must give the greatest satisfaction to those who wish to
fee che baneful effects of gambling abolished. They reduce our traders to beggary; they feduce our clerks in public offices from the paths of fidelity and duty; they tempt our fervants to treachery and dishonesty; and they crowd the fatal tree with miserable victims. Whatever therefore, and whoever in a judicial or other capacity contributes to check an evil so alarming and increasing, merits the highest approbation. The laws against gaming, like those to prevent duel. ling, have been found ineffectual, but thame, and the idea of being held in contempt, and considered as inferior characters, may perhaps, and we hope will, bring about that to which pains and penalties were inadequate. : On Taefday the 28th ult. John Burton and John Pilkington, for burglaries ; Jaines Neale alias Nowlan, for stealing a quantity of plate; John Booker alias Brooker, for a highway robbery ; Thomas Smith and John Starkey, for stealing a box containing a bank bilt, and some wearing apparel ; John Anderson, Mathew Daniel, and John Fran. cis, for forging seamens wills"; and William Moore, for coining thillings, were executed at Tyburn, purfuant to their fentence. They all behaved very penitently.
The judges have met, and determined against the capital convict Gascoigne, tried lalt feffions for robbing a woman in a coach, in the way to New Prison. Gascoigné was a runner to a Middlesex justice, and, in the ufual way, had handcuffed the prosecutrix like a felon, though charged only with an afault, and because the could not instantly raise means to satisfy the fees of office, she was hurried to prison. Judge Nares, in his charge to the jury, observed upon the inhuman and trading practice of many Middlesex justices fending their myrmydons to drag the lower clais of people like flaves through the streets. He hoped foon to fee a new commission, cutting off those harpies known as trading justices, who were a disgrace not only to magistracy, but to civil society.. No justice, much less a runner, had a right to chain or handcuff for an assault, but he was informed that it was very cuitorary to extort money by those means
On Sunday evening Mr. Holmes, of Derer’s-lane, Cow-crois, Mr. Sewell of Bunhill row, and another gentleman, were at. sacked in the path leading between the two ditches from the Shepherd and Shepherdefs towards Frog-lane, by three fellows, one of whoin struck Mr. Sewell with a cutlass twice, and wounded him on the arın and thoulder, but did not rob him; they then attacked Mr. Holmes, and after he had received feveral dreadful wounds on his head and different parts of his body, the unhap
y man, fell backwards into the ditch, and while he lay there the villains rifled his kockcts of a guinea, 75. in filver and a
filver watch. After this the barbarous villains again ftruck him several times with their cutlasses, but upon his calling upon them to thew mercy, through pity to his wife and children, one of them cried out, “ Don't kill him, he has got enough of it," upon which they made, off. During this transaction the friend of Meffrs. Holmes and Sewell was wounded on the hand by one of the villains in such a manner, that two of his fingers were yesterday obliged to be amputated. After being with difficulty conveyed home, Mr. Holmes's wounds were dressed by a furgeon, who pronounced his life in imminent danger.
On the 14th inft. in the afternoon, about four o'clock, a most daring robbery was committed by two highwaymen, at the seven mile ltone, Hendon, on Mrs. and Miss Bond, as they were returning from London in their carriage: the robbers held a piftol loaded to each of the ladies' breasts, and dea manded their purses, which being delivered, they insisted on their watches. What makes it nore extraordinary, the ladies were within a stone's throw of their own house, and within twenty yards of several others. Mr. Bond's servants immediately pursued them to Hampstead, but they turned off into the west road.
MILITARY PROMOTIONS. ift. reg. foot guards. James Buchannan Riddell, lieutenant. 3d reg. foot.
Blair, lieutenant. ioth reg. foot. William Dick, Captain of a company, John Strother Ker, Licut. ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.
The Rev. Dr. Kaye, fub-almoner, to the deanery of Lincoln, in the rooi of Dr. Cuft, deceased.
The Rev. Henry Woodcock to hold by dispensation the rectory of Coffington with the vicarage of Bothley, both in the county of Leicester, and diocese of Lincoln.
The Rev. David Hughes, to the living of Betfeleigh in Berkshire.
The Rev. Erasmus Druery, to the rectory of Mundesley in Norfolk.
The Rev. James Bannerman to the church of Cargill in the prefbytery of Perth.
The Rev. John Simpson to the rectory of Roofs in Yorkshire, vacant by the death of the Rev. Sir Mark Sykes, Bart.
The Rev. John Robert Holmes, A. M. elected professor of poetry in the university of Oxford.
The Rev. John Hewett, M. A, to hold by dispensation the vicarage of Royston, with the vicarage of Feltham, Middlesex.
The Rev. Nathaniel Bridges, B. D. 19 hold the rectory of Waddenhoe, with the rectory of Orlingbury, Northapmtonthire.
The Rev. Mr. Hutton, chaplain of Guy's hospital, on the relignation of the Rev. Dr. Finch.
BIRTH S. The countefs of Roseberry of a fon at Barnbourgh castle, Scotland.
The counters of Galloway, of a son, it being her fifteenth child.
The Rev. Mr. Jeffs, reader to the Hon. societies of the Temple.
Charles Craffe, Esq. coroner for the county
At Bristol Hotwells, the Right Hon. Alexander lord Blantyre.
The Rev. Richard King, re&tor of Kingston, Berkshire, lecturer of St. George's in the East, and chaplain to the clothworker's company.
The Rev. Evan Evans, rector of Whitton, vicar of Langulo in Wales, and chaplain to the society of ancient Britons.
MARRIAGE S. Captain Wilson, of the royal artillery, to Miss Shucknell, only daughter of the late Michael Shucknell, Esq. of Hertfordshire.
The Rev. Dr. Davis, of Eton school, to Miss Harrington of Eton.
Millefon Edgar, Esq. of the Red House, Suffolk, to Mils Edgar of Ipswich.
The Rev. Jacob Mountain, A. M. fellow of
f Caius college, Cambridge, to Miss Eliza Kentith, of Bardfield hall.
Sir Andrew Lauder,' of Fountain hall, Bart. to Miss Brown, of Johnstonbourn.
The Rev. Mr. O'Beirne, secretary to the first lord of the treasury, to Miss Stuart, niece to the earl of Moray.
The Rev. Luke Tucknall rector of Dalby, Leicestershire, to Mifs Relph, of Careyfreet.
Mr. Moody of King-ftreet, to Miss Brinley, of Fulham.
DE A T H S. In Abbey.street, Dublin, the Right Rev. Dr. James Trail, lord bilhop of Down and Connor.
At Bath, after a long illness, the Right Hon, earl Spencer, viscount Spencer of Althorpe and Baron Spencer of Althorpe in the county of Northampton.--He married the eldest daughter of Stephen Poyntz, Esq. by whom he had issue George John, vifcounc Althorpe, member for the county of Surry, by whom he is succeeded in title and citate and three daughters--the duchess of Devonthire, lady Duncannon, and lady Charlotte.
At Dublin, the Right Hon. Joseph Leefon, earl of Miltown.
The Rev. Bond Spindler, re&or of Eaton Hastings, Berks.
Sir Charles Turner, Bart. member of parliainent for the city of York.
Sir Walden Hanmer, Bart. fenior bencher of Lincoln's Inn.
Joseph Hughes, Esq. one of the depucy auditors of the impress.
James Wallace, Esq. his majesty's attorney-general, and member of parliament for Horsham in Suflex.
In Sackville-street, Dublin, the Right Hon. Sir Win. Olvorn, Bart, one of his majesty's most Hon privy-council.
Ar Halston in Shropshire, John Mytton, Esq.
The Hon. Miss Howe, fifter of the late and aunt to the present lord Chedworth,
Samuel Butler, of the parish of St. Clea ment Danes, Middlesex, dealer in wines
and spirituous liquors. William Hartley, of Newgate-Street, Lon
don, cabinet maker. Samuel Beale, of Wribbenhall, in the pa
rila of Kidderminfter, Worcesterthire,
trow aud barge-master. Thomas Miller, of Kirkby, Kendal, Weft
James. Gowan, of Sunderland, Durham, grocer.
John Lane, of Sittingburne, Kent, apo. thecary.
Robert Taylor, of the Borough of South: wark, Surry, dealer in horses.
Lawrence Lee, of the Minories, London, pin-maker.
William Miller and Charles Silbarn, of Miles’s-lane, London, wine-coopers and partners.
Daniel Fitch, late ot Kilburn, Middlefex, jeweller.
Robert Mather and Anthony Mather, of Wooler, Northumberland, linen-drapers, and haberdashers, and copartners,
James Tozer the younger, of Kentisbear, Devonshire, dealer and chapman.
Robert Andrews; of Bristol, innholder and Itable-keeper. Thomas Skey, of the city of Bristol, cyder
merchant. William Argent; of Great Warley, Esex,
fariner. Jolin Hawkins, of Friday-street, London,
merchant. Francis Holmes, of Warwick, grocer. George Marth, of Winterdown Farm, in
the parish of Ether; Sürry, dealer ini horses.
Clarke, of Rowington-green, Warwickshire, wheelwright and timber-mer
chant. John Dutton, late of Lothbury, London,
merchant. William Bennet, of Sheffield, Yorkshire,
cutier. Ralph Frost, 'lače of Depden, Suffolk, tira
John Pearson of Manchester-square, in the
parish of St. Mary-le-bone, Middlesex,
builder and mason. Edward Carter, of Drury-lane, Middlesex,
taylor. Patrick Kelly, late of Oftend, but now of
Upper Mary-le-bone. itreet, in the parish
of St. Mary-le bone Middlesex mariner. William Crawford of Holborn, 'In the pa
rith of St, Giles in the Fields, Middletex,
merchant. Robert Syers, late of Liverpool, Lancashire,
merchant. John Jones, of Shrewsbury, Salop, tanner, Robert Haydock, now or late of Liverpool,
Lancashire, thipwright. Francis Wheeler, of Lewes, Sussex, money
scrivener, James Farloe, of Birmingham, Warwick
thire, dealer and chapman. William Garnifs, of the Minories, in the
the city of London, tlopfeller. Robert Philips, of the city of Bristol, baker. Henry Cook, of Wells, Somersetihire,
mealman. Jonathan Weft the younger, of Barnsley,
Yorkshire, money-scrivener. Jacob Foster, of Princes Atreet, in thc parish
of St. Jaines, Westminster, Middlesex, inn-keeper. Charles Wigley, of Spring-gardens, in the
parish of St. Martin in the Fields, Mid
dlesex, toy and hardwareman, Thomas Reiph, of Salisbury-square, Lon
don, coal-merchant. William Dent, and John Dent, of the Strand, Middlesex, itationers and copartners.
Henry Burtenihaw, of Lewes, Sussex, mo
ney-scrivener. Thomas Ibbetson, of Skircoat, in the pa
rish of Halifax, Yorkshire, merchant. John Tittenfor, and Ralph Tittensor, of
Readsng, Berks, copartners, dealers and
chapmen. William Dibley, of the parish of St. Mary,
Lambeth, Surry, sadler. Edward Thorp, late of Lombard-ftreet,
London, watch-maker. William Suffolk, late of Princes street, Soho,
Middlesex, carpenter: Ralph Jackson, of Snow-hill, London,
linen-draper. John Fielding, of Paternoster-row, London,
book seller. George Sympson, of the Minories, London,
cordwainer. Joseph Bur ett, of the parish of Christ.
church, Surry, dealer in corn and coals. Thomas Plimpton, of the Strand, Middle
sex, holier. Samuel Handafyde, lare of Snow-hill, Lon
don, hardwareman. Stephen Grant and John Patterson, of Downs
It reet, Piccadilly, Middlesex, bricklayers
and plaisterers. John Bradburn, of Tavistock row, Covent
garden, Middlesex, taylor. Thoinas Bramston, of Ugley, Eflex, dealer
and chapman, (by the name and description of “ Thomas Bramston, of Ugley,
Effex, victualler.) Charles Calcutt, late of Poulton, Wilts,
merchant. Francis Colta, late of the city of Exetes,
Itarch-manufacturer, but now of Lainbeth, Surry. :
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