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of the corporation nearly half a century.
Mr Ellis was a man of literature, and the pleasure he re-the ensuing term. ceived from literary amusements remained with him to the last. He wrote some poems in Dodsley's collection, and some Hudibrastic translations; but never put his name to any thing he published.
On Wednesday, Jan. 4. the sugar lately imported by the East India Company, was sold at the India House.
We hear that à question of infinite concern to retail linen drapers will be brought forward The ques
tion is, whether gown patches, or part of pieces, are liable to seizure as whole ones, not having stamps on the end, A seizure of this kind was lately made at Sunbury, in Middlesex; and this important question will be tried in the Court of Exchequer, in order that no future misunderstanding may arise, and a final period be put to an a-affair which for many years has proved a great inconvenience to the retail traders in this kingdom.
The late elopement of Miss S with Mr N- -has been much spoken of. It appears that the young lady found home rather disagreeable; from the severity of her parents toward her, and therefore availed herself of the opportunity of receiving the offer of Mr N who took her off to Gretna Green, from whence they are just returned. The young lady is only seventeen, and has a very handsome fortune; the gentleman is much older, and has nothing.
It was partly in bags, of bout two and a half hundred weight each, and partly in cafks of about three hundred weight each; the whole quantity sold was about 15,000 cwt.
It was all, except four lots, bought by one man, at the price of nearly L. 7 per cwt. The real purchaser is said to be a sugar refiner, who profefses to deal in sugar that is not raised by the labour of slaves.
The West India planters begin to fear that parliament will lower the duty on sugar imported from the East Indies, to the standard of the duty on sugar imported from the West. Such prices as the above would be a sufficient inducement to import from the East Indies without any alteration of the duty.
The mere marble of Mrs Damer's Colofsal statue of the king, costs between two and three hundred pounds! It is for Register Office in Scotland.
The effects of novel reading fhew that they ought to be discouraged in boarding-schools. A school girl affecting to faint in church, for the purpose of going off with a jovial tar, in a clerical habit, is doubtlefs an incident suggested by some modern romance.
February 8. 1792.
Most of the English families | be spread, he adds,-"Do you
Accounts received in town
Twelve or fourteen persons were killed, and many more wounded, by an earthquake in Zante, on the 13th of Novem-lately from Brest, announce ber. The greatest part of the the speedy preparations making inhabitants have since resided there for equipping, with all in tents in the open country. expedition, thirteen sail of the Emigration. A gentleman line and four frigates. of Glasgow has received a letter from a correspondent in New Brunswick, dated 10th
In the course of last month, two Englifh fhips arrived at Marseilles; on coming to an
November 1791, in which, af-chor, they fired a salute, which was returned by one of the forts. They then hoisted the French national flag, and saluted it with three cheers. This compliment
ter giving a flattering account
was not to be withstood by the of the Duero, a new patent fo patriotism of the city. The twenty years, to take place municipality, in their robes of from the year 1797, as a receremony, came down in pro-compence for the capital laid cefsion with 2000 marines, and out by them upon several new carried the crews of the two commercial undertakings. vefsels on fhore, where they The earthquake so much felt were entertained with whatever at Lisbon, was perceived also they pleased to call for the in several other parts of Portuwhole day. It is almost unne-gal. At Baje, the inhabitants cefsary to add, that the captains quitted their houses, and formdisposed of their cargoes, and ed a camp in the neighbouring had their choice of a fresh la- plains. ding with all possible dispatch.
Trieste, Dec. 6. We have received here a fresh confirmation of the troubles which have broken out in Asia. The city
Ratisbon, Dec. 27. We are afsured that the king of Prussia has declared to the empress of Rufsia, that he will not meddle, either directly or indirectof Damascus and the neighbour-ly in the affairs of France, This does not entirely agree with what pafsed at Pilnitz, where the affairs of France were particularly mentioned: Many people, however, are of opinion that this is only matter of form.
ing district have taken up arms to free themselves from the numerous imposts with which they were burthened. The pacha of Bagdad had received orders to march against the rebels, but excused himself from so doing, as being fearful of his own city. The provinces which have revolted, are three in number, and have for their chief MyrTimur Khan, who, we are afsured, has secret connections with
The sums ifsued for secret service, by the states of Brabant to some of their own members, amount to L. 1,844,756.
Constantinople, Dec. 17. The insurrection of the Beys of Egypt becomes daily more alarming, and causes much uneasinels to his highness.
The Stamp-office at Brufsels has been broken open, and robbed of 15,000 florins..
The queen of Portugal has granted to the company of cultivators of vines, on the banks
The same earthquake that ravaged the little island of Zante, has been also experienced in the Morea, where its effects have been dreadful.
A letter is received in town from Jamaica, dated the 21st of November, by the ship George, arrived at Lancaster, giving an account of the death of the Right Hon. the Earl of Effingham, Governor of that island, on the 19th of November. On account of his Lordship's illness the packet had been detained
for some time, but was to sail | den, for the protection of their about the 28th November. European dominions, is to continue for eight years.
The empress of Rufsia, in the definitive treaty with the Turks, has insisted upon, and obtained every point in her favour contained in the preliminary articles, although the signing of those articles cost the Turkish Minister his head.
Should the king be attacked by any hostile power, the emprefs engages to afsist him, as soon as pofsible after the requisition, with 22,000 infantry, and 3000 cavalry, to serve whereever he may have most occasion for them. The troops to be ready in one, two, three, or at most four months, fully equipped with arms, provisions,
c. She is also to furnith ele
gates on that station to coast
goverment had sent all the fri-ven fhips of the line and three
The king, in his turn, engages to supply the empress when called upon, with 8000 foot, and 2000 horse, six fhips of the line and two frigates, carrying the same metal as those of the emprefs.
The Prince of Condè, previous to his quitting Worms, assembled his noble army, and thus addressed them: "Gentlemen, It is giving you no information to tell you that circumstances compel us to change quarters; it is a contre tems, no doubt, but I hope it will not affect your ardour more than it does mine-my resolution is fixed not to abandon you but in death: In proportion as we approach the mark, and we are hasting to it, we must expect that persecutions will increase; but between persecution and success there lies no middle way; we must submit to one in order to obtain the other."
Letters from Jamaica inform us, that some symptoms of disturbance among the negroes had been manifest in that island; in consequence of which the
The treaty of mutual guarantee and defensive alliance lately concluded between the empress of Russia and the King of Swe
Paris Jan. 19. The emperor has ordered quarters to be prepared near the frontiers, from Neufchateau to Coirton, for 10,000 men; from Coirton to the neighbourhood of Metz, for 5000; and magazines of forage, provisions, &c. &c. for 30,000 are also preparing at proper distances.
His policy is now decided; he makes his stand behind the treaty of Westphalia, and seems to leave the emigrants to themselves.
All the late advices from Oporto, confirm the accounts
of the fhort produce of their last vintage, and the increased demand for their wines. The farmers in consequence, have so raised their prices to the merchants, that port wine is already advanced three pounds the pipe.
mingo inform that the affairs of that colony are in a train of being settled, the negroes appearing to be weary of doing mischief. But the destruction which has already been committed there, has wholly ruined every prospect of revenue from it for many years to come.
M. Bouille has not succeeded
Barcelona, Dec. 23. A few days ago, about 200 officers arrived in Catalonia from Rousil-in his negociations for 10,000 lon and Perpignan, from whence Hefsians for the emigrant Printhey made their escape. ces, but the Landgrave is said Genoa, Dec. 24. On Wed-to have agreed to let them have nesday last died, at the age of all the malefactors at a louis eighty, Mark Durazzo, ex-doge d'or a head. This is certainly of this republic. much more œconomical than Mr Letters from the isle of France Pitt's plan of transportation to inform us, that the flag of in- Botany Bay. dependence has been hoisted at The adherents of the French the Cape of Good Hope; the Princes, like the followers of inhabitants who have been op- the house of Stuart, were encouprefsed by the monopoly of the raged to quit their country, and Dutch East India Company, ruin their fortunes, to promote afsembled, and declared to the the views of foreign powers; governor, that they were de- and for the convenience of those termined on having a free trade, very powers, they are now driand no troops, finding them-ven from one place of refuge selves fully competent to their to another, in the rigour of own protection; at the same winter, and through roads altime signifying that if he did most impafsable. Several hunnot chuse to comply with their dreds of Mirabeau's legion have terms, there was a vefsel ready returned to France with their to convey him to Europe. arms and baggage.
Three hundred houses were burnt at Port-au-Prince, in St Domingo, in the fire maliciously occasioned by the mulattoes on the 22d of November, and THE prince of Wales in comwhich lasted from Tuesday pany lately declared aloud his morning to Wednesday after-determination of relinquishing noon at four o'clock. the turf for ever, and that his Recent accounts from St Do-stud of running horses at New