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order to be amenable to the laws of his country. The principal witnesses are suinmoned upon this occafion.

On the 12th) inst. the Prince of Wales çame of age, when he received the compliments of the nobility; but his birth day is not to be publicly celebrated till the 4th of April.

Letters from Chelmsford in Effex mention, that the proposed advance in the price of commission for the sales of corn made by the cornfactors, is universally esteemed unprecedented, unreasonable, and oppressive ; the farmers have convened meetings in several towns in that county, and are determined, if the cornfactors persist in their demands, to make their future consignments to new agents. The Rev. Henry Bate has fhewed the utmost fpirit and attention in oppofing this import, in which he has been supported by the most distinguished gentlemen in that part of the kingdom.

The cornfactors hitherto had a profit of fix-pence on every quarter of corn they dispose of; and have now, without consulting the farmers, laid on an impost of three-halfpence more on each quarter

! a step that must affect the lower part of mankind, in an eminent degree.

A few days ago the cause depending between Mr. Sutherland, judge of the admiTalty at Minorca, plaintiff, and gen. Murray, governor of that isand, defenda on to be tried in the Court of Exchequer, Guildhall, when, after a full investigation of the matter, the jury found a verdict of $oool. damages for the plaintiff,

On the 5th inft. at twelve o'clock, a gentleman unhappily put an end to his existence at a coffee-house in the Strand, by cutting his throat with a razor,

His raihness is imputad to a temporary melancholy, to which he had often been subject. The coroner's inquest brought in their verdict lumacy:

Last Tuesday night as a gentleman was coming out of Holborn to Carey-street, he was knocked down under the wall of Lincoln's-Inn garden by two footpads, who rob. bed him of eight guineas and his watch.

On Friday morning a well-dressed man applied to the turnkey at Newgate, to see the condemned prisoners ; but being told that in consequence of the late disturbances in that jail, they could not admit any strangers, the persisted in his request, delaring he was the Hon. Mr. , brother to the Earl of

; during this altercation, Mr. Lewis, jeweller, on Ludgate Hill, came up, and charged him with taking from his shop a pair of brilliant knee-buckles, on which this Hon. Gentleman 'was carried before a magistrate, who committed him to the Compter. At Chelmsford aflizes on the Nisiprius fide,

a new and interesting game cause came on to be heard before tir. Justice Gould, and a special jury, wherein a stage coachman was prosecuted for the recovery of the several penalties of 51. each, for carrying twelve unfranked hares in his coach to London. The jury, without going out of court, found him guilty of the offence, and consequently gave a verdict with bol. damages and costs of fuit."

On the 14th inst, in the afternoon, a clover-stack took fire belonging to Mr. Eda wards, baker at Potton in Bedfordshire, which communicating to both sides of a large street, raged with such dreadful and uncommon violence, that we are informed upwards of an hundred houses were totally destroyed, and the inhabitants reduced to the extremest misery ; few or none being insured.

On the 2nd inst, the sessions at the Old Bailey was finished, when Mr. Harrison, the deputy-recorder, passed sentence of death, on the following capital convicts, viz. William Wynne Ryland, (separately). for forgery; and then the following in a body; Thomas Burges, for a foot-pad robbery; John Edwards, for forging a sailor's will and power, with intent to cheat him of his prize money ; William Smith, alias Leveridge, Edward Elson, William Strong, Jacob Ringrove Atkinson, and George Gohagen, for highway robberiesg Ja Bowen, for a burglary; James Brown, alias Oatley, for house-breaking; William Harper, for horse-stealing; James Rivers, alias Davis, for a robbery in a dwellinghouse; and John Lloyd, för ditto.

The gth inst. eight malefactors, convicted at a former sessions. were execuied at Tyburn pursuant to their sentence.

Canterbuy, July 30. On Saturday last a person of Egerton, who for several days has been contined at Smarden, made his efcape from his keeper, and went to his own house at Egerton, where an infant was alleep in a cradle, which he took up and threw into a pond the distance of ten rods, where the child was suffocated before af. sistance could be procured.

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MILITARY PROMOTIONS. 3d reg. dragoons. Richard Am. Stevene son, cornet.

2d. reg. foot. Joseph Kirkman, capt, of a company.

Ioth reg foot. John Hawthorn, capt. of a company.

16th reg. foot. Edward Hayes, capt. of a company. Benedict Arnold, lieut. John Hamilton, capt. of a company.

34th reg. foot. The hon. Aubrey Beauclerk, capt. of a company.

8och reg. foot, Thomas Lloyd, capt. of a company:

Major

Major Alexander Rofs to be deputy-adjutant-general in North-Britain, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the army,

William Gore, Esq. lieutenant-coloned of the Oxford hire militia, to Miss Langton, heiress of tbe late Joseph Langton, of Newton Park, Somersetshire.

John Rodgell Sandon, Esq. of Cheshunt, Herts, to Miss Vincent, of South Mimms.

DE A T H S.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.

The Rev. Mr. Boult, to the livings of Ancroft and Tweedinouth in the bithopric of Durham.

The Rev. Richard Haughton, clerk, to hold the rectory of Bolnhurit, Bedfordihire, with the rectory of Long-itow, in Cambridgeshire.

The Rey. Walter King, M. A. to the rectory of Easington, Yorkihire.

The Rev. John Towers Allen, to the vicarage of Barwick in Norfolk.

The Rev. Thomas Vincent, A. M. to the prebend and vicarage of Gatton, Somersetihire, worth 330l. per annum.

The Rev. Richard Philips, rector of Ringwold, to the perpetual curacy of Ath in Kent.

The Rev. Horace Hammond, to the rectory of Penithorpe in Norfolk.

The Rev. John Rullel, B. D. to the rectory of Helmdon, in the county of Northampton, and diocese of Peterborough.

The Rev. George Strahan, M. A. by dispensation to hold the vicarage of Illington, in Middlesex, with the rectory of Thurtock Parva, otherwise Little Thurrock, in Ellex.

BIRTH S. Of a daughter, lady Lincoln, at his lordship's house in Dover-street.

Of a daughter, the lady of the lord bishop or Gloucester

Of a son, the lady of Barnard Turner, Esq. at Wilbeach in Cainbrid ethire, in their way from the North to London.

Right Hon. Humphry Morrice, lord warden of the stannaries of the county of Cornwall.

In Great Ormond-street, the Hon. lady Hawley.

Sir Rowland Hill, Bart. of Hawkston hall, in the county of Salop, father of the Rev. Mr. Rowland Hill, of St. George's road, Surry.

The Rev. John James Magendie, D. D. canon of Windsor, prebend of Salisbury, and rector of Stoke Prior, Worcestershire.

The Rev. Charles Reeks, rector of Stratford in Wilts.

At Oxford, of an apople&tic fit, the Rev. Dr. Wheeler, canon of Christ church; this gentleman was the week before in town in perfect health to take possession of one of the prebends of St. Paul's.

At Rotterdam, Rachael Solomons, a jewess, aged 110 years.

At Kidderminster, the Rev. Job Orton, formerly a diisenting minister at Shrewsbury.

Suddenly, at the White horse, Fetterlane, aged 73, after a journey from Chatham that afternoon, Mr. John Hick, attorney at law, at Rochester.

At Knightsbridge, the lady of the Rev. Mr. Wyvill, litter of Sir Marmaduke Wyvill.

At Edinburgh, the Hon. lieutenant-col. Rainiay:

At Woodbridge, Suffolk, Francis Carter, Esq. F.R.S.

At Guildford, Dr. Price.

At Winchmore Hill, Esq. A knowledge of his death hastened that of his amiable partner, who survived him but a few hours.

Sir John Ruilel, Bart. of Chequers in Bucks.

Aged 82, Mr. Vincent, long celebrated as a musician and capital linger, ar Vauxhall and the theatres.

Lieutenant-general Evelyn, colonel of the 29th regiment of fooi.

Devereux,

MARRIAGE S. The earl of Denbigh, to lady Halford, widow of Sir Charles' Halford, Bart.

The earl of Eglingtoune, to Miss Twilden, daughter of the late Sir William Twifden, Bart. of Roydon Hall, Kent.

Sir George Armytage of Kerklees, Yorkhire, Bart. to Miss Harbord, eldest daughter of Sir Harbord. Harbord, of Gunton, Norfolk.

Sir Thomas Gage, Bart. to Miss Maria Fergus.

Mr. Tritton, banker, Lombard-ftreet, to Miss Barclay, of Camb. Heath, Hackney.

Dr. Chorley of Loake, Staliordshire, to Miss Peggy Crewe, daughter to the late Rev. Dr. Randall Crewe of Warıningham, Chethire.

Morton Eden, Esq. his majesty's envoy extraordinary to the court of Saxony, to Miss Henley, youngest filter to the earl of Northington.

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B A N KRU P T S.

Martin Charlesworth, of Gomerfall, York

Thire, merchant. William Ingram, of Portsmouth, Hamp

Thire, linen-draper. William Moody,' of Copthall buildings, London, meri hant.

George

George Dawson the younger, of Sunderland,

merchant. James Thompson, of Great Yarmouth,

Norfolk, failcloih-weaver. Adam Hall, of Blackburn, Lancashire, and

Thomas Yates, of Huncoat, Lancashire,

cotton-manufacturers. John Charlton, of Stoke, Staffordshire,

wharfinger. John Mingham Gill and James Stuart,

both forinerly of the city of Leghorn, in Italy, and late of London, merchants, carrying on trade under the name, stile,

and firm of Gill, Stuart and Co. John Ball, late of the city of Chester,

warehouseman and carrier. Christopher Owlton, late of Wapping-wall,

Middlesex, merchant, Bernard Schmedes and John Hanner, of

Bufh-lane, Cannon-1treet, London, wine

and brandy.merchants. Samuel Chandler, of Great Russel-street,

St. Giles, London, grocer. John Piper, of Pickering, Yorkshire,

dealer and chapman Samuel Eaton, of Friday-street, London,

and Ptricius Goodhall, of the town of

Nottingham, hofiers. James Barrar, of Wribbenhall, in the pa

rish of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, William Underhill, of the parish of Sedg

ley, Staffordshire, ironmonger. Benjamin Slade, the younger, of Alders

gate-ftreet, rectifier and distiller of spiWilliam Miles of Snow-hill, leather-cutter. Nathaniel Cotes and John Crompton, of

Coventry-street, Middlesex, filk mercers

and copartners. Stephen Bennett, late of Merton, Surry,

tea-dealer. Stephen lieck, of Bell-duck, Wapping,

brazier. Thomas Philpot and Francis Dorset, of

Bedlington Furnace, Durham, merchants

and copartners. Cudbert Kitchen and Peter Smith, formerly .

of Hamyard, Westminster, but late of

Cecil-court, horse dealers. Robert Spooner Haddelsey and Thomas

Harris, of High-street, Southwark, haber,

daihers and partners. David Evans, of the town of Haveford,

west, thopkeeper. William Rawlence, of Bewley, Hampshire,

thopkeeper. Patricius Goodall, of the town of Notting

ham, hosier. James Sheen, of Holborn-bridge, London,

cheesemonger. William Swaniborough, of Holborn-bridge,

London, linen-draper. John Burnett, of Portsmouth-common,

Hampshire, victualler. Amelia Adams and Samuel Denton Pen

lington, of Panton-street, near the Hay-market, Middlesex, lilk mercers

and copartners. Thomas Chambers, late of Leedy York

thire, grocer. John Taylor, of Hummerton, in the parish

of Hackney, Middlesex, broker. George Hewitson, of East-Ham, Effex

horse-dealer.

mercer.

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Trinity

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MISCELLANIES.
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Copy of the Bp. of Rochester's Letter 128 ANTIENT CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHY.

Efray on Marriage

129 Memoirs of the Life of Francis de

Detached Thoughts

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ibid. CHRISTIAN, Jewish, AND ROMAN Hints concerning the Means of proANTIQUITIES.

moting Religion in ourselves and Ecclefiaftical History, containing the

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133 State and Progress of the Christian

Scripture Geography

134 Church during the second Century 108

POETRY Westminster Abbey, a Description of 109

Translation of a Latin Poem
York: A Survey and descriptive

Truit in God, by the Rev. Peter
Account of the City and Cathedral 111 Pinnel, M. A.

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The Dying Chriftian to his Soul

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Hymn to the Morning

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LISÍ Of Books IN DIVINITY AND Of the Toucan,

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Containing Strictures on each reTrue Devotion, Nature and Effects of 117

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Military Promotions

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MONG a variety of entertaining and instructive matters, proper for the edification of

serious and Christian families, the following, with several other favours of the poetical kind, are under consideration The Contrast ; Texts of Scripture explained ; An Essay on the Vanity of human Happiness ; G. of Bristol ; J. B.2

; Tyro ; M; Amicus; 2.G; M-khole; T. G; 7. Coates ; The Larin Lines of 'D. M; 7. Davison; A.G; Epifcopus; 7. Malon; B. Wilkins; Quid vis; Sacerdos; G. Twiss; Wm. Start ; A Christiın; and a true Narrative of the gentle Swain ; which last is too personal and reproachful to find a place in the Chrif. tian's Magazine, though earnestly requested by the witty writer.

The advice of C. H. from Exon, is very acceptable; and that Gentleman is desired to receive for the same' our particular thanks; yet, he will acknowledge with us, that, even in a miscellaneous treat, it is impoʻlible to please every palate. Non omnes arbusia juvant, humile'quemyricæ.-" Some are pleased with trifies, others avith lublimer subjects; this we know, that having given a general invitation to our Universal Repository of Divine Knowledge, we have inade it our study, and shall continue, to accommodate our Christian friends and brethren in the best style we are able, and most agreeable to tbeir wilhes.

Mr. Swain having, we hear, called the 15th ult. in a most violent rage, at our Publisher's, complaining of severe treatment, last month, in our Review of his Sermon, preached be. fore the Humane Society ; we beg leave, hereby, to inform that Gentleman, that we did no more than we thought our indispensible duty in our public character, and that we are ready to justify the opinion we gave of his conceit and impertinence, and also of his aukward adoption of the methodistical sentiments. If Mr. S. pleases, the instances shall be produced, upon which we grounded our thoughts; and the name of the Gentleman, who wrote the article, may be given up, if we judge it expedient, and Mr.S. on cooler reflection, fall be weak enough to put his threats in execution.

The same answer will, we hope, satisfy Inquisitor, whose letter contains very desirable information; and he may be assured, his friendly hints thall be particularly attended to.

We have received a number of Epigrams, Satires, Problems, Tales, Fables, and Vitions, some of which are too imperfect for public inspection, and the remainder inadmissible, by being not proper for the Christian's Magazine.

Clericus junior is a very young writer indeed ; but the well-meant Lucubrations of Juvenilis will receive our hearty encouragement.

We are sorry the fugitive pieces of Multum in parvo, with some others, in the poetical line, are not equal to their fubjcets. Memoirs of may

be

very true, and they seem to be well authenticated; neverthee less, we cannot give them a place in our biographical department, being determined not te disturb the peace of private families.

For the same reason Delineator's Characters, beginning with the Rev. Dr. Henry Nine-pin, Thomas Hymnmaker, Thomas Dishclout, &c. &c. are rejected. Having recognized the hand writing of this Cenfor, we find that Delineator, Tobias, Anti-priest and Caffigator, are one and the same. After this detection, he must be sensible, it will be folly in him, and a fruitlefs attempt, to trouble us any more with what, which if published, would redound to: his own thame, and disgrace our Miscellanies.

The trivial and incorrect Chapter of Moal Maxims, from Cato modernu", are more praper for a Newspaper, than our Magazine, and thail therefore be returned, as requested.

The grave Observatiors of a Rev. Divine, remind us of that well known Fabl:, the Dog under the Manger. There are some ftrange, self-conceited officious goslips in the world, who do little good thenselves, and therefore are exceedingly angry when others endeavour to effect it.

We have, in our reviewing capacity, as desired, inoft seriously confidered the threwd infinuations of Mr. Now.con, and are persuaded, they contain mor of malice and party-fpirit, than of sense or real humour. As to his long list of vouchers, they appear in our eyes as so many infignificant Cyphers. We regard not mere names, but the intrinsic merit of a literary production, and its tendency to eltablish true Christian knowledge, which is the bort foundation for true practical religion.

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