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Mr. Williams, furveyor of Bridewell and of Shaftesbury, and sisterto Anthony, 3d Earl, Bethlem Hospitals.

the celebrated author of the Characteristics; Rev. Mt. Hemmet, of Clutton, Somerset. whose elegance and refinement of taste and

Ac Cleeve-Hill, W. Bromley Chester, efq; manners Mr. Harris inherited. In the theomember for the county of Gloucefter. ry and practice of mufic he had few equals.

At Alhburton in Devonsh, aged 80, John He was a native of the Close, and educated Dunning, esq; father to the celebrated coun there under the Rev. Mr. Hele, in the gramSellor of that name, the present recorder of mar-school now kept by the Rev. Mr. SkinBristol, and M. P. for Calne.

ner, from whence, in the year 1726, he went Mr. John Cbandler, F. R. S. aged 80, elder to Wadham College, in Oxford. He marbrother of the late rev. Dr. C. many years an ried Elizabeth, daughter of John Clarke, eminent apothecary, in partnership with Mel. Esq. of Sandford, in Somersetshire, by whom Smith and Newtorn, at the corner of King-Ar. he had several children, three of whom are Cheapfide, and author of the “ Treatise on the ftill living, viz. Sir James Harris, K. B. his Disease called a Cold. 176."

Majesty's Minifter Plenipotentiary and En13. Ac Hammersmith, after a few days ill. voy Extraordinary at the Court of St. Peterlness, Mr. Serjeant Davy.

burg, Katharine Gertrude, and Louisa In Great Ruffel-ftr. Geo. Thornbury, esq; Margaret Harris. The world is indebted to

14. At Bath, the lady of David James, eiq; him for several very ingenious and learned of Ampthill, co. Bedford.

publications, particularly three treatises, pubRev. John Ajkin, D.D. tutor in divinity to lithed in 1745, on Art, Music, Painting, and the academy, Warrington.

Poetry, and Happiness -In 1751 he pub15. Dr. Stephens, who had been organist lifhed a second volume, called Hermes, or a and instructor of the finging-boys of Saliibury Philosophical Enquiry concerning Universal cathedral 34 years.

Grammar. Of the latter infiar omnium is the In Charles-Atr. Westminster, Mr. Ignatius following elogium by Bishop Lowth, in the Sancho, grucer and oilman ; a character im- preface to his

Engli/h Grammar: “ Those who mortalized by the epistolary correspondence of would enter more deeply into this subject, will Sterne.

find it fully and accurarely handled, with the 16. At Knightsbridge, Cha. Morton, efq; greatest accuteness of investigation, perspiof the royal reg. of horse guards blues.


of explication, and elegance of method, 17. Jacob Rawlinson, efq; formerly a Vir in a Treatise entitled Hermes, by James Harginia merchant.

ris, Esq. the most beautiful and perfect exAt Hereford, Geo. Terry, esq; receiver-ge- ample of Analysis that has been exhibited aeral of that county.

fince the days of Aristotle.” In 1771 his Near Stevenage, Herts, Jof. Manning, esq; Philosophical Arrangements made their ap

Dr. Gustart, one of the physicians to the pearance. It is with great pleasure that we general hospital at Bath.

jearn this gentleman had finished, just before 18. In Bedford row, Jer. Spooner, LL.D. his death, another ingenious work, entitled Near Dunstable, Bedfordsh. Wm. Haie, efq; Philological Inquiries, which is printed, and

19. At Windsor Castle, the right hon. Lady wc hear will be soon published. His good Colerane.

qualities as a man are well known to a large Mr. Cooling, attorney, veftry-clerk of the circle of his friends and acquaintance in this parish of St. Martin, Ludgate, and ward-clerk country; and his great abilities as an anshor of Farringdon Without 47 years.

acknowledged and esteemed by the literati 20. Ia Hanover-squ. Sir James Barnaby, throughout Europe. bart. aged 72.

22. Rt. Hon. John Lord Viscount Downe. 21. Mrs. Dury, reli&t of the late Major. Ofan inflammation in bowels, Mr. Hopkins, general Dury.

prompter of Drury-lane theatre during the Suddenly in his chair without a groan, uni greater part of Mr. Garrick's management. versally respected and regretted, the rev. Dr. At Brompton in Kent, Mr. Hen. Maudley. Powell, of Nanteos, Cardiganshire, aged 75. cabinet-maker, and scavenger to the barracks At his house in the Clofe, Salisbury, in

at Chatham. the 72d year of his age, after a long ill At Ridgeford Hall, Berks, Fra. Célvert, ness, which he bore with great calmneis and esq; aged 67. He was formerly in the South resignation, James Harris, Esq. F. R. S. Sea House. Trustee of the British Museum, and Member 23. At Richmond, advanced in years, for Christchurch, Hants, which he repre Mrs. Houblon, aunt to T. Pennant, elq. fented in several succeilive Parliaments.-- 24. At All Souls College, after a few days In the year 1763 he was appointed one of the illnels, the rev. and learned Dr. Benj. Buckler, Lords Commiffioners of the Admiralty, and fellow of that society, and cuftos archivorum, was soon after removed to the Board of Trea in the university of Oxford. sury. In 1774 made Secretary and Comp 25. At Greenwich, in bis 81st year, Lieut. troller to the Queen, which posi he enjoyed Gen. Wm. Skinner, hie Majesty's chief engtill his death. He was the fon of James At Enfield, Mr. Searie, formerly an Harris, Esq. and the Lady Elizabeth Ádley oilman in Canon-street, and brother to Mes. his wife, third daughter of Anthony, 2d Zari Reynolds, of Ware, beforc-mencioncd.

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chapel, presented by his Majesty to the Tho. Colby, esg; accruntant of that office. living of Walpole, Norfolk.

26. In Harpur-street, Dr. John Fothergill, Rev. David Myers, Barion V. co. Lincoln. one of the people called Quakers, æt. 69. He Rev. Mr. Egerton, installed prebendary of was born near Richmond, in the county of York, Durham. ftudied at Edinburgh, and came to Lindon a Rev. Matth. Woodford, Tadmarton bout the year 1740, without any other patron Oxford; admitted on his own petition as patron. than his own merit, which brought him rapid Tho. Starkie, M.A. Blackburn V. Lancash. ly into a moit extenlive practice. He was a Rev. Rich. Snowe, St. Anne Aldersgate R. fellow of the royal college of physicians at London. Edinburgh, of the royal and antiquarian socie Rev. John Swaine, A.M. Elm cum Emneth ties in London, and a member of other learned V. in the Ine of Ely. as well as medical institutions, in this and for Rev. Wm. Grossmith, A. M. Staunion on eign nations, in which his great reputation as the Wold R. co. Nottingham. a physician is universally established. The ex Wm. Tancourt, A. B. Riscley V. co. Bedfo ertion of his great abilities was not confined to Rev. Mr. Woodburn, Romsey V. the practice of medicine and the study of na Rev, Mr. Hands, archdeacon of Dorset, cure, but was unremittingly employed to the Rev. Edw. Imam, Barking V. Ellex. promotion of the general good and happiness of Rev. Mr. Kennedy, Langley R. co. Kent. mankind: and as his extenlive knowledge, Kev. Mr. Barton, to succeed his father in public fpirit, and many virtues, were not less the rectory of St. Andrew's Holborg. By this eminent than his medical skill, he will be de promotion two preferments become vacant, the servedly ranked among the illustrious charac- living of Dean, in Northamptonshire, worth ters of the present age.

400l. a year, and the place of clerk in orders Near Canterbury, Sir A. Manwaring, æt. 96. at St. Andrew's, worth 2001. a year. 27. Near Bath, Phi. Stephens, erg;


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and Madiey VV. co. Hertford. barrack-malter general to the Hamlyn Harris, M.A. Ashby Ledgers army in North America.—Dr. John Hunter, Northampton, with Exton Rutland. physician to the forces in Jamaica.-Colonel John Benson, D.D. St. Michael Royal Col. James Murray, colonel of Fort William. - lege Hill R. Lond, and Boxley V. co. Kent. Alexander Rof, efq; commillary of stores and Wr. Nance, LL.B. Harbledown and Great provisions.

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Embellished with a Miscellaneous Plate; representing Seven Ancient Coins or MEDALSE

Three Diagrams illuftrative of a curious Letter by the late Dr. BRADLEY; and Pragments of old Inscriptions taken by the late EDWARD-ROWE MORES, Doctor of the Sorbonne.

And enlarged with Eight Pages of Letter-Press extraordinary, containing

(Besides copious and accurate INDEXES, a GENERAL Title, and PREFACE)

Continuation of Parliamentary Debates General Confession of Danford 616 593-604 Address of Convocation to the King

617 Traits in the Character of Mr. Hollis, 604 School Discipline vindicated

618 Notes respecting the Plate 605 Mr. Burke's Speech at Bristol

ib. Original Letter by the late Dr. Bradley ió. Remarks on Mr. Burke's Conduct at Bristol Query about Edgar Atheling, answered 607

619 Mr. Say's Remarks on Auditor Benson ib. Particulars of the West IndiaHurricanes,620 Philosophical Queries

609 Tables for finding Easter corrected 623 On Sir Fletcher Norton's Speech ib. Alphabetical Lifts of both Houses of ParliaProceedings on the Trial of Major André

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March 13.

Summary of the Debates in Parliament, Cause of the present Discontents*; whofe continued from p. 553.

opinion, he truited, would have particu

lar weight with the framer of the present ORD N-th moved bill. On this clear ground he made no for leave to bring in doubt but the hon. gentleman would ac

his bill for establishe knowledge the propriety of adducing eviL

ing a commission of A dence from the inolt authentic documents accounts; which, af- of the board, during a period of 180 ter some warm alter- years. He assured the committee, that cation between his the records to which he referred confifted

Lordfhip aod Col. of 2300 folio volumes, containing the B-ré, Ald. H-r1-9 and Sir Wm. most authentic and important informaMed-h, was agreed to.

tion concerning the fubje&t in debate, Mr. F-se then read the Westminster peti-though the hon. gentleman, who knows tion, which was ordered to lie on the table. nothing of their contents, thinks himself

The order of the day was moved, for justified in representing them as so many the House to go into a committee on the monuments of unprontaisle labour; and clause in Mr. Burke's bill for abolishing chusing rather to call his witnesses from the board of

the dead +, than to take the pains to con Mr. Ed (one of the lords of Csult the unerring teftimony of recorded trade) rose,' to state his objections faets. In thefe volumes he might havó against the general principle of the bill, found the names of Locke, Addison, Prior, that the hon. gentleman who framed it Molelworth, and the late Mr. Charles might have no reason to complain of Townshend, with other refpe&able pero taking in unprepared. He said, it was fonages, who at different periods enjoyed contrary to parliamentary usage for the seats at the board of trade. That reHouse to interfere in controlling the or-D fpectable ftatefman, indeed, the Eail of dinary course of adminiltration, till full Suffolk, could not have been found ; but proof had been given of some abuse in he might have indulged his sportive fancy the executive government. That this round the tombs of Locke and Addison, do&trine was most ally maintained by the without calling to paipful recollection author of a pampliet, jorituled, Tbe the last agonies of a departed husband, a

• The Pamphlet here referred to was written by Mr. B-ke. + Akuding to what Mr. B. faid relative to Ld Suffolk is a formar dedate. Sce p. 552.



brother, or friend, He lamented the been referred, as partly of their produenccefity of referring to that part of the tion. He revered litorature, but did not hon. gentleman's speech on a former oc- with to be overwhelmed with it. A casion, in which he had facrificed his great volume was to him a great evil; humanity to the wantonness of his clo- and the small volume of common sense, quence. The hon. gentleman, he said, the ideas he had already got and registermight to the documents of office have., ed, were, he thought, sufficient to guide added, if he had pleased, the living Ahim in lo plain a bufness, without evidence of a gentleinan of unquestion- troubling his brain with 2300 volumes, able veracity (Mr. J. Pownal), who the dead authorities to which he had been had spent 30 years of his life at that referred, any more than he should conboard and who had now no interest in fult the living testimony of Mr. John upholding it.

Pownal, who had made a. fortune by bis

30 years at hearing himself charged with sporting Bknow, whether he thought that office with the teelings of widows, mothers, or useful or not. friends, of the decealed. If anything Mr. Ed-on begged leave to reply, and improper had fallen from him in the began with complimenting the hon. genwantonness of eloquence, as the hon. tleman [Mr. B-ke) with speaking ingentleman was. pleased to express it, it finitely better upon books which he had ought to be corrected in the coolness of never seen, than he himself could ever recollection. In talking of the late Lo Chope to do upon materials which he had Suffolk, he had directed his ridicule at carefully examined. He then wene largethe office, not at the person, of his lord- ly into the history of the board of trade, thip; and there could not be a gentle. traced its first institution as early as 1636, man in that House finple enough to mif- and the wed its powers and proceedings in conceive his meaning. He thanked the its progress; that it was no idle or usehon. gentleman for referring him to 230° Dless office; that its proper business cono folio voluines, the labour of 180 years, fifted in answers and reports to parliaas unerring evidences of the utility of the ment, in representations to the king, in board of trade, but begged to be excused reports to the privy council, in correo from examining one of them. They fpondences with the secretaries of state, miglit Terve, however, as a monument with the treasury, with foreign consuls, under which both he and his clause might with governors and civil officers in the be buried, and form a funeral pile for e plantations, with corporate bodies, and them as large as one of the pyramids of with individuals. Such, he said, was Egypt: [Here he sported for some tiine the board which the hon. gentleman had with the dull, senseless, nuggish contents condemned by a single dath of his pen ; of the 2300 volumes, which he contrast- he acknowledged the powers of that pen, cd with the transcendent abilities of those but could not in this instance acknowgreat and venerable chiaracters who were_ledge its deliberation, wisdom, or judgecalled as witnetics to stamp authority F ment. upon folly, to give currency to lupidity, Mr. B-ke rose again, and after shewand induce the committee to helieve, that ing that the whole fyftem of our trade what was laborious was useful; and then laws, the establishment of our colony golaunched into panegyric on the shining yernments, the granting of charters, &c. talents of the present commissioners.) As had been effected, while no board of trade à board of trade, he said, he detested the existed, by commissioners who received office his clause went to abolish, but as Gpo reward whatever for their services, proan academy of belles lettres he was ceeded to prove, that a board was no sooner ready to bow his head in reverence be- constituted by parliamentary authority fore it. The public exercises of the aca than it gradually began to decrease, till demicians did it honour, and rendered it at length it has dwindled into a mere an obje&t of public admiration, and public useless finecure oflice; and the business applause, In concluding his ironical, which was usually transacted in it is transencoiniums, which he enlisened with H ferred to the office of 3d secretary of Nate. images full of fancy and abounding with With regard to the several matters wit, he took occasion, to pay an elegant which the hon. gentleman had enume compliment to Locke, Addilon, and rated as properly belonging to the board Prior; but much as he admired their of trade, admitting the facts as he has writing, he could not undertake to represented them, was it not incumbent Hudy the 2300 volumes, to which he had on the hon. gentleman to appeal to those


proofs of their affection and industry in dom and people at large: and the legilthe discharge of those duties which he lature had not only a right to make was lo ingenious to find out; he expe&t. lacions in them, but had in many inllana .ed from the hon. gentiemaer, when liein ces done it. In this light he confidered formed the committee of the 2300 vo the subject of the present debate. The Jumes, that he would have at least refere board of trade was a parliamentary arTed to, or acquainted the committee with rangement, begun as an experiment, and fome of their voluminous contents. Had A had at ditferent times taken different not the hon. gentlemen time to extract hapes. out of his vast mass of information, some After this he proceeded to examine the of the late answers and reports to bo:h several points which Mr. Edea had ftated, houses of parliament? Some of the re- respecting the power and authorities given ports to thic king in council, or iminedia to the board of trade, as also the several ately to his majeliv limfelf; fome of the points contained in the account given by correspondences carried on between the B Mr. Eden of the duties of that board. treasury and admiralty boards with the Under the first head of their powers and fecretaries of state, and the great trading authorities, that of their general superand commercial companies : No; not a

intendency of trade, and their interfering fyllable; he lends the ignorant and curi- in every branch of it, either by encosous to the fainc 2320 volumes. He has ragement or discnuragement, be faid, declined to quote a lingle line of corre-ctheir best merit was, that they had done {pondence held with the forcign corisuls, nothing, and had not been mischievous, with governors ; or a tingle application as the execution of those powers would or instruction conteved to our amballa- paturally have led them to have been. dors, through the medium of either of Under the next head, pursuing the our secretaries of stare. But what of course in which Mr. Eden had mentionthat? he guides with friendly hand the ed them, the several powers, authorities, anxious enquirer to his 2300 volunaes. Dand duties of that board; he showed, that

After treating of other matters men. the greatest part (fince the feparate eftationed by the hon. gentleman (Mr. Eden) blishment of the secretary of flate) was with a vein of ironical pleasantry, he done by that officer ; that 'another main then proceekd to the question at large, branch of their business was done by rein which, in a very able manner, he en- ference from the said officer, to the crown, deavoured to thew, that the office of the and to the council. That the bulpels board was useless; that Mr. Grenville, e which they did, by reference from the and almost every other minister, for the privy council, might be done at any time last forty vears complained of it, as at by one clerk of the council. tended with a very heavy expence, and That the only business which seemed totally unnecessary; and that Mr. Charles to remain with them was, the hearing Townfiend, froin his experience while complaints of the Colonies against the at the board, had often held it up as an governors, and other officers of the crown; object of ridicule.


but that in this branch also they had beca Gov. P-wn-ll entered fcriously into the superseded by the privy council; for first great principle, viz. the right the par- when the complaines against the late goo liament had to enquire into and controul vernor of the Massachusetts Bay were the expenditure of the king's civil list: preferred by the legislature of that prohe said, that attending to the arguments of vince, the council, and not the board of others had convinced him of the impro- trade, took cognizance of it, lieard it, priery, both in, point of policy as well G and gave judgment upon it. as justice, of interfering' by an act of One brancli mentioned by Mr. Eden, the house in any part of the civil lift appli- as their business, was, that they were to ed to his majesty's personal dignity or the form plans of treaties of commerce for fupport of the royal family or houshold. ainballadors. He begged to know, whea But these arguments did not apply or

the commissioners were fent as ambatiaextend to the establishinents of the state; dors to America, wherher they received there was an effential difference between any inftructions from that board ? if any the one case and the other. In the one, H such existed, he was fure che hon. genthe arrangements of the estabiilhments tleman (Mr. Eden) could produce chem. - were made by his majesty, as bis imme Another branch mentioned was, to tu

diate and perfonal concern. In the other perintend the trade between Great Bricafe, the arrangements of the state, the tain and Ireland. He wished to know, civil establishinents, respected the king, whether on the lare occasion which par.


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