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buting obscene books and pictures. He pointing Committees to consider the Petken made an appointment ivith Ganer to titions on contested Elections, of which meet him at the King's Arms, near there will be a great number. The delay Shoreditch church, on the Saturday fol- in determining Petitions has been fo lowing, which was the uth of Septem- much complained of on former occaber, at 12 o'clock, telling him that he fions, that it will be the earnest endeawanted some of the pictures for “ a hu- vour of Government to remedy this inmoursome old lady and gentleman;" convenience in future in a very great deand if they liked the specimens he
gree. It is principally for the arrangebrought, most likely they would pur- ment of Election concerns, and that the chale fome dozens. Accordingly, on the Committees may fit during the vacation, Saturday following, Ganer met him at that Parliament is fummoned to meet bea the place and hour appointed, but told fore Christmas. him he could not procure the pictures, as his regular customers must have all he had. To which he added, that one of The magnificent Gothic-shaped Ora their number had been lately profecuted, gan, correiponding with the antique and that they did not deal with any but itructure of the Choir, was a present to known customers. They then parted, Salisbury Cathedıal by the King, who and the defendant went towards Totten- fancifully defired Bifhop. Barrington to ham : the witness folloved, and watched accept it for the use of that Church, as a him. He first stopped at a genteel house donation from a Berkshire gentleman, at Newington. He next knocked at ano- However, the Reverend Chapter thought ther houle on Stamford Hill, and de- that such an act of Royal Beneficence livered a brown paper parcel. He gave Thould not remain unknown, and thereit to a genteel looking woman, but the fore they have very properly made it bear witness could not lay whether it was a this grateful infcription : fervant or not. He afterwards contrived
• Munificentia to meet him, as though by accident, and
GEORGII Tertii asked him if he had had good luck in dif
Principis poling of his goods? The defendant Clementiffimi, Picntiflimi, Optimi, answered, that he had disposed of all his
Patris Patria parcels except one, which he should also
Er have disposed of, but that the lady, for
Hujusce Dioceseos whom it was intended, was not at home.
Incolæ Auguftiflimi." The witness enquired if he served many The Tower of Lincoln Cathedral ladies in Tottenham ? He replied having been reported to be in a danger" He did." He further said, he fup- ous state, is about to be decapitated of plied three Ladies' boarding-schools its two antient, and beautiful fpires, to with his books and pictures. He then the deep regret of the Antiquarian, and fhewed the witness the two pictures which the admirers of the grand liyle of decowere produced, and which he bought rative scenery. Almost a similar sentence for nine shillings. The pictures were has been passed upon “ Great Ton handed to the Jury ;-without describing o’Lincoln," who is to be rung no more! them, it is sufficient to say, they were The full fwing of four tons and a half highly indecent and obscene. On cross- of bell-metal is found to injure the tower examination, he said, he had an allow- where he hangs; in consequence, he has ance for his time by the Society who em- been chained, and rivetted down. ployed him, and that his expences were About half past fix on the evening of also paid, which might amount to 2001. the second, part of the parapet on the top per annum.
of one of the embrasures of St. Dunstan's The Jury found him-Guilty. Church, Flcet-ftreet, weighing nearly
The Court sentenced him to six months two hundred weight, by fome accident imprisonment.
gave way, and fell on the pavement. Sept. 22.
In the Gazette of Saturday Unluckily a poor foldier, palling at the evening, the day is finally announced on
time, was very much hurt by the rewhich Parliament is to meet for the dis- bounding of the fragments of this mally patch of business. Its early meeting on stone, which bruiled his right foot in the fixteenth of November is for the pur- such a manner as, without amputation, pose of arranging a variety of prelimi- will endanger his life. nary business, which is always usual on the opening of a new Parliament, such NEW CHURCH, IN THE STRAND. as livearing in the Members, and ap- A Confectioner, who rents a house di.
rectly rectly opposite to it, in the narrow paslage namely, in the centre of the bason in St. on the Northern side of the Strand, fome St. James's-square. time ago formed a plan of making an ice- There is some little history attached to house dire&tly in front, under the street. to this Statue which has now been made A vestry was accordingly called, for the nearly a century, and was constructed purpose of procuring the affent of the pa- by a Dutchman much attached to King tishioners to the undertaking ; but the William, and from whom he had likedanger to the Church, and the adjacent wise received many favours; William houles, from the necessary depth of the died 1702, and St. James's-square intended excavation, appeared fo mani- was built about 1718, which then, as fest, leave was refuted. A fecond vestry, well as now, was regulated in their pahowever, proved more favourable to the rochial affairs by a Committee of Nobleenterprise, and gave its fanction to the men residing in it. To this Committee plan. About three weeks ago, prepa- the Dutchman left the Statute of his be. rations were made for its execution, and loved master, requesting, if they refused the necessary space in the street was paled the preference given of having it erected in, leaving a passage on the flag-way for near the dwelling of his Prince, that it pedestrians. The workmen then pro- might be placed near the Royal Exceeded to excavate without any interrup- change. The business, however, died tion, digging below the cellars of the away from time to time, and had not the neighbouring houses, until the middle of idea of erecting Statues to the memory last week, when some of the bank fell of the late Duke of Bedford, Father in; but no aların was excited until Sa- O'Leary, Mr. Pitt, &c. again brought turday night, when there was another this one to recollection, it might have fall of a larger quantity, to the amount remained another century. The busiof about twenty loads. This is supposed nefs was discussed the other day by the to have been occasioned by the weight of prefent Committee of St. James's-square, two loaded drays in their passage into the and carried by a majority that the Statue One Bell Inn. The place was now sup. should be placed, according to the idea of posed to be in great danger, and further the donor, in the centre of it. means of security were adopted by the The sub-aqueous tunnel, which was addition of new timbers, but they proved to give an easy communication, at insufficient; for on Sunday evening, the Gravesend, between Kent and Effex, is western side, probably in consequence of totally abandoned, the steam engine, the rain, gave way, and Monday morn- erected at so much expence, being found ing, about nine o'clock, the eastern fol- incompetent even to relieve the opening lowed, so that the great pit that had been works of water: thirty-five per cent on dug, is now filled up with earth and the general subscription, amounting to timber. Fortunately the workmen were 60,000l. has been already expended in at breakfast at the time, or they must this experiment. The plan for forming have all perished. By this accident, the an upper junction between the Medway three houses next to it were placed in the and Thames, is also given up as impracmost imminent danger, the Hag-way and ticable. the cellars having fallen into the excava- EXECUTIONS.-A white man has tion, and even those that are more re- been hanged at Guadaloupe for affifting mote, to the number of two or three at the insurgent Blacks. He was a French each end, were not considered perfectly planter of good property and character; fecure. Some of them have consequently he acknowledged his offence, to which been abandoned by the inhabitants, and he declared he had been led by principles Iew precautions have been adopted in all. of humanity. He begged to be thot; To prevent any further mischief, leveral but his request was denied, and he sufferof the houses have been propped, and ed on the gallows with several of the rethe street is now completely blocked up volted Negroes. on the Eastern side as far as Mr. Vi- A handtome building, of one story gueres's, and on the western as far as the high, in the Chinese style, has, by orOne Bell Inn, into which there remains der of Government, been erected on the only a narrow entrance for fout pallen- left angle of the Recruiting-house in the gers.
Bird-cage-walk, which, we understand, As the erecting of Statues has become is in future to be the armoury for the fomuch the fashion of late, we understand whole Brigade of Guards. It consists of that the large Equestrian Statue of Wil- four archways on the basement for the liam the Third is thortly to be placed in field-pieces, the room over it being for the situation originally intended for it, the small arms, a range of rooms in the back for cleaning, and the two front an: Bartholomew's Hospital, who took a gles have each a small house, one for a large quantity of spawn out of their boŠerjeant-major, and the other for a dies. They both died under the operaguard-room.
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tion. The bearer hereof has been in alDISCOVERY.-Among the Dorset most all the capital hospitals in London, Papers which are preparing for publica- and turned out incurable. țion, two original letters of Shakespeare “ Dr. Pitcairn, Dr. Young, and Mr. have been recently discovered. They Potts, with many of the most respectable are addressed to his great friend and pa- of the faculty, declare they never saw so tron, Thomas Lord Buckhurst, Trea- fingular and curious a cafe : which baffles surer to King James 1. The authenti- every atter pt to affrd Jelief. It is the city of the two letters is vnquestionable. opinion of many n edical gentlemen that They aie dated in 1606 and 1607. he has something alive in his belly:-It
Cotton manufactories are extending in appears most curious when the person is Cheshire, Staffordshire, and Westmore- either eating or drinking, in the truth of land: we likewise learn, that fome Ça- which any person desirous may be satispitalists of this country are embarking in fied; it in general causes him to have the similar undertakings in several parts of most craving anpetite. Ireland,
“ We whofë narnes are under-menti. AN EXTRAORDINAY IMPOSTOR. oned, are of opinion that the bearer,
A man was lately apprehended at William Leak, certainly labours under a Whitehaven, in Cumberland, who had real disease, which assumes a curious attempted to stop a poftchaise, in Egre- form; he is an object of charity to the mont, in which were three ladies, against humane of all denominations; while his whom he used the most menacing lan- disorder must claim the attention of all guage. It seems this fellow had attacked medical men." two of these ladies, the fame morning, Here follows a list of the names of seon their alighting from the chaise, åt veral medical practitioners, many of Calderbridge, and importuned them for whom, we doubt not, would be surrelief, pretending that he laboured under prized to find themselves authenticating a dreadful malady—“ a vulture in the flo- iuch falsehood and nonsense.-William mach,” which was then preying upon his Leak, alias Moore, is committed to the vitals, &c. One of the ladies gave him House of Correction; and will have a fix-pence; the other refused to give him further hearing at the next quarter ses. any thing, and intimated à fufpicion of sions. his being an impostor. At the mention of the word impostor, the pious suppli- BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH's cant (begging alms in the name of Hea
SERMON. ven, and calling for blessings on the
A PRIVATE LETTER. heads of all good tender-hearted Chris. Brighton, Sept. 20.-Yesterday the retians) was instantly changed to the hec- turn of the Prince from town enlivened toring bully; who, hearing that they the place again. The Bishop of St. purposed returning that night, had the Afaph preached at the Chapel. Among audacity to threaten to await them. On his hearers, consisting of the first families his examination, he said his name was now at Brighton, were the Archbishop Moore, and that he was a Mankfinan : of Canterbury, Lord Ellenborough, Babut in a hand-bill, purporting to be ron Graham, nunibers of the Nobility, printed by J. Harrop, of A'lston, (copies and many distinguished among the Clerof which he had been known to distri- gy. His Sermon, like every one that bute) he calls himself William Leak.- has come from his mouth, naturally, enThis hand-bill fets forth,
gaged strong attention, more especially “ That the bearer William Leak, from the extraordinary nature of its towho failed in the Hope brig from London pic. It was an exposition of the second to the coast of Guinea, under the com- Pfalm, the first words of which being mand of Capt. J. Evans, had the misfor- taken for the text, awakened an instant tune while on the coast to drink fome curiosity among the more reflecting, and foul water in the river Gambia, it has the idea of an application which was not taken fuch an effect within his body, disappointed in the end. The words that it has cauled him to be in the most dreadful situation. Two of his ship- “ Why do the heathen fo furiously rage mates, who were in the same situation, together, and why do the people imawere opened by Surgeon Ports, in St. gine a vain thing The kings of the Vol. III. Churchm. Mag. Sept. 1802.
earth and the rulers take counsel toge- resident here, however enlightened or exther against the Lord, and against his alted in Church of State, but to hear it, anointed.”
or absent themselves from Divine Sera The object of the discourse, which vice. This is become a serious comwas pursued through much of that pro- plaint; and one that does not feem, as found investigation of Sacred Learning things stand, likely to be removed with for which bis Lordship is distinguished, ease, unless it were properly represented was to fhew that the Psalm was a predic- to his Royal Highness, to build himself tion of a most desperate Anti-Christian (which might be done at a moderate exconfederacy against Christianity, to break pence) a Chapel Royal for his own use, forth, in the later cimes of its establish: and to accommodate others that might ment, but to be ultimately vain and wish to attend it. fruitless; and that the scenes which have palled in France within our knowledge
POSTSCRIPT. are immediately within the contempla- Sept. 27.-General Andreofli, the tion of the prophecy, but unhappily only French Ambassador, not having yet ara commencement, not a completion, of rived, is the cause of much alarm and the confederacy predicted, which has by speculation in the funds. The Emperor, no means yet come to the worst; nor according to the German papers, still could any part of Christendom, its retains the city of Passau, and has been Princes, or its People, bc flattered that collecting and sending fresh troops into hey
had not more to suffer, as Professors Swabia and the Tyrolean countries. All of Christianity, than they had hitherto the military absent on leave from Vienna, experienced on any other score, from the have also been called in. In the interim, growing, progress of the unprincipled that the inferior German princes may not Revolution which had been establiihed in be intimidated from seizing the countries France, whose h pocritical motives of Re- afligned them, the First Consul has sent publican Government, and furcical esta- his Adjutant, Lauriston, to assure the blishment of a Gallican Church (thefe Margrave of Baden that he might comwere his Lordship’s expressions), were mand the service of any of the French intended only as masked batteries to be troops on the Rhine. In Switzerland, employed in due time for the overthrow the insurrection against the French order of the Gospel
of things, spreads wider daily. In adThe fatisfaction anticipated by the dition to the Cantons of Ury, Zug, congregation, when it was perceived that Appenzel, Glarus, Schwitz, &c. the his Lordship was prepared to preach, Citizens of Zurich have shut their gates was great, inasmuch as it relieved them, against the troops in the French service, though but for a day, from the metho- from whom they have sustained a bomdiftical trash which is held forth here, and · bardment of several hours, without proaffords no alternative to any characters ducing the effect desired.
SUMMARY OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS. HOUSE OF LORDS.
Majesty's prerogative to make peace and THURSDAY, May 13. The order of war, and that they would enable him to the day being read for taking the Defini- fuifil the engagements he had entered 'tive Treaty of Peace with France into into; but that they could not help exconsideration :
pressing their regret at the concellions Lord Grenville entered into a minute made by this country; that they, howexposition of the various points left une ever, relied on his Majesty to resist any provided for by the Treaty; as Malta, attempts 10 encroach upon our mariThe Cape of Good Hope, Cochin, Loui. time, colonial, or commercial rights ; fiana, Honduras, Senegal
, the Brazils, and that they would place at his Ma. the Navigation of the Eastern Seas, and jesty's disposal adequate means of guardthe French claims in the Peninsula of ing them. India ; and having dwelt on these and a The Duke of Norfolk was of opinion, variety of other topics, he concluded a that if the address moved by the Noble
peech, which occupied about four hours, Lord was carried, it would be tantawith moving, that an Address should be mount to a declaration of war. presented to his Majesty, ftating that Lord Pelham faid, the arrangement their Lordships fully ar':nowledged his relative to Malta, he conceived to be
the best calculated to secure our rights the House. He had borrowed the mo. in that quarter ; that our right to cut ney, being 1,500,000l, at an interest of logwood in the Bay of Honduras, did only 31. 16s: 3d. per cent.
He connot depend on the Treaty of 1763, but cluded with moving, that 1,500,00ol, on the arrangement, by which, in ex. be granted to his Majesty, by way of change for that acquisition, we ceded a Loan, for the service of Ireland. Agreed settlement on the Musquito fhore; and
to. our right to the gum trade of Senegal, Sir Robert Buxton presented a Petidepended on the arrangement by which tion from the Sierra Leona Company, the limits wherein it was to be exer- Itating the loftes the company had sufcised had been a certained. He moved tuined, and praying relief. The petito leave out all the original motion, ex- tion was referred to a Select Committee, cept the word “ that," and to substitute Doctor Lawrence expressed his astoan Address, generally approving the nilhment that in the Treaty of Amiens Definitive Treaty, and expressing a con- no provision was made for the security fidence on his Majesty's exercising that of our possessions in India, against any vigilance which the Itate of affairs in attempts of the French, and said he Europe might require.
Mould move for a variety of Papers, Lord Mulgrave feconded this amend- from whence it would appear that the ment; which was supported by Lords molt serious consequences were to be Auckland, Weltmoreland, and Ellenbo. apprehended from the omission in the rough,
Definitive Treaty to re-establish and Lords Carnarvon and Darnley spoke confirm our rights in India. He moved in favour of the original motion, on the that the Directors of the India Company ground of the essential difference between be ordered to lay before the Houle a the Preliminary Articles, and the Defia ftatement of the several acquisitions nitive Treaty.
made by France on the coasts of Coro, The Lord Chancellor entered into an mandel and Orixa, from 1748 to 1763. enquiry as to the merits of the Treaty, The motion was opposed by Mr. which he in general approved.
Dundas, Lord Hawkesbury, and Mr. On the question being put on the Jones; and supported by Lord Temple Amendment, the numbers were-Con- and Mr. T. Grenville, tents, 122-Non-Contents, 16.
The above, and a number of other Lord Pelham's motion was then put, motions, by Dr. Lawrence, for papers and carried without a division,
relating to India, were negatived with Lord Holland then moved, that the
out any division. omission of seizing the different opportu- May 13. The Order of the Day be. nities of making peace, and of accepting ing read for the House to take into the proposals of the First Conful to that confideration the Definitive Treaty of effect, led to that state of things which Peace induced the acceptance of the present Mr. Windham went into an extensive terms of peace ; which was negatived enquiry, as to the effect which the Treaty without a division; and at eight o'clock was calculated to produce upon the comin the morning the House adjourned. mercial, naval, and territorial intereits
of this country:
As there was no tipus HOUSE OF COMMONS. lation with respect to how Malta was to May 12. The House having resolved be poffeffed, it was probable it might be itself into a Committee of Ways and occupied by ships of other nations, Means, Mr. Corry said, that the supplies while our's were excluded; the option of already voted amounted to 4,641,000l. the Cape of Good Hope being a free to meet which, the Ways and Means of port, was in reality left to France and Ireland were as follow:
not to Holland; ferious injury was to be Revenue
£,3,000,000 apprehended from the vague ftipulations The Loan
2,161,000 in regard to Guiana; and as to the Ita. The Lottery
200,000 lian Republic, that circumstance alone A further supply, however, being nę. would have justified a renewal of the cessary, he had negociated a Loan upon
He believed that the peace was ternis that would afford satistastion to concluded upon the chimerical notion,