Bristol Journal, August 1, 1789

Bristol Journal

August 01, 1789

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Bristol Journal (Newspaper) - August 1, 1789, London, Middlesex Printed by, J. RU D HALL and Co. Where ADVERTISEMENTS. &c. are taken in ; No. 2128. [Price 3^.] Sunday's & Tuesday's POSTS. /"jow the L O N DON GAZETTE. Stockholm, (SwedenJ June go. INTELLIGENCE has been received here tan on the i8'.h inflant, a Ruffian corps, Ui.dor the. command of Gen. Mtchelfon, attacked the Swedifh troops at St. Michel, coirerr, ruded bv Colonel Stedmg. The aclion idnigh:, in which the Swedes kept fou-iht very bravely for feve- tcc.'.i at mil tl::-ir ground, and ii\ hours; but Colonel Stedii'.g, perceiving rh.Tt (he enemy muR at length fucceed in turning his f;on(, a.ed attacking him in the flank, thought it prudent, in Older to lave his men rand anil'ery, to evacuate St. Michel, and lciieat ;o Jokas ; which he effected with a very turJiirg lafs, having faved all his baggage and {lores, except the powder magazine, which he blew up, to prevent irs falling into the hands of the enc-111 v. In conlequence of this retreat, (he Ruffians have entered into S.twolax. On the other hand, i!".c King, at the head of a corps of about 5000 men, with tihy pieces of cannon, ha* palled the tiver Kvmeiie, and m-ide an irruption, near Kcltvs, in Ruffian Finland. Stockholm, (Szucdcn) July 3. A cou-jier who arrived ycllerday morning with letters fiom the King to the Queen, the Prince Royal arid Baron Armfclt, brought the firH news of an aclion between the troops under his Majeflv's command and a corps of Ruffians, whom he met on the 28th pad within two miles of Da-vidfiadt. His MajeiJv mentions no particulars in hi.; letters, only that he had defeated the enemy, without receiving any hurt himfelfj but the courier reports that the King, with onlv 2000 of bi that from thefe riifTiri. molt unexpected degree. Sir he, however, had not fhuink :ies, but had oppoled to them every pofiible exeitlon of which he w;>.� capable. He had addreffed a general circular letter to the Chief Magiflrates of all the Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns of Great Britain, fo-hcitinx their communications and affU'tar.ce upon the fubject of his enquiry, whieh had, bv moil of them, been complied w,rh, with much libera-^ litv and inttruction. He had endeavoured to obtain evety publication that had appeared for a century pal), a1- well as every law and regulation that hid taken place within that pciiod, not only in Gteat Britain, hut through Europe ge-neially, for the correction of abufes in- weights and meafurcs. That moft induflrious. able, and voluminous Report of a Committee of the Houfe ot Commons appointed in 17,58, "To '' enquire into the criginal Standardsof Weights " and Mi'ajures, and to com'ider the laws re-" la.'mg thereto" had furnifhed him with an infinite variety of moll imereltmg matter. To tlie liberality of individuals, he uas alio deeply indebted for more thin a thoufand letters, rnanv of them of great extent, and entering into minute details of the milchiet under confideration, Hating particular local abufes (befidcs thofe more geneially complained of; from the ufe of uncertain weights and meafures, and accompanied alfobv the fuggeflion of regulation, remedy for their mitigation or cute; and. me add, to imlrucl their afiiti u j:h their an equalization faid he, which I cannot do unattended by my fincerefl acknowledgments, that fifiy-feven communities, each of whom lend two rcprefema-tives to this Houle, have altcady infiimTcd, or have declared their intention Members to attend upon and bed endeavours the attempt to of weights and meafurcs. When we iccolleci that in no age or nation, of which any record exills, whatever may have been the (late of its police, or the form of us government (from the uv>fl perfect republic to the moil abfoliite monarchy) have any laws or regulations that have been applied to this object, Dioved adequate to the extjiiftio:: of the abules in i> J;e difcordanee of muff be obvious to which have prevailed weights and meafurcs: everyone how much time, and how much in-dul'iiy muff be indilpeniiblv employed by that individual to obtain everv light within bis power, upon a fubjeft ^hich he Oands pledged to this Houle, and to the public to bung forward_ in that fhape which fball bell jiiomiie efficacy and fuccels. To methodize and to digeff in the befl man. nei f am able, luch a rnafs and variety of matc-ii.ils, in order to bring the fubjetf before a committee in fome form and fltapc, has fully occupied, and continues to give employment to every diligence I can lay claim to. And if I am alive, and in l/as Houfe, it is mv decided intention to bring this matttr before a Committee early in the nextSefiion of Parliament, when I truff my relent endeavours wi 11 piove to that Committee lidfl a laving both of time and ol labour. Invclligation and enquire, even in the mi of perplexing difficulties, have rarely proved totally without piolit: on the contrary, thev have frequently been ic;j,';d uie'ul and efficient beyond tire hope or expectation ot thofe who have h.i.i reeoun'e to then. And hence the com'pari-,'ci may not always tuin out a perfectly jufi one Stite f> the home depannunt, in the rooiti M. de YilWeml. Ti-.e Due de. Liancouit is chofen p'efident of the n.:i;,) Aifeinblv, in the room of the Aichbilhop ol \rieuue, whole time wascxpucd. M- Xefkei is not yet armed. [Thusjar Gaz.] Amsterp.'.m, (Hclla'id) Julv ci. We fl;ould imagine tlie ntcefluiej of France at this time not fo very gieat as they have been geneially conceived; federal veffels having gone fiom Aniflerdam to Dunkirk, laden with grain, sr.d returned with their cargoes, finding the price too low for the Ipeculaiion of the adveutuiers. HOUSE of COMMON'S, Friday, Jnfy*.\. . Mr. Steele moved an addrels to his Tvlajeltv, pia\ir,g, he would bellow fome Church dignity on the Rev. Mr. Mofs, their late Chaplain.- Oidercd. Mr. Rofe prefentcd a petition fiom the Com-miflroners of Agiicultuie, coni.uning an account of an invention laid before them by a Mr. Foi-fyth, for remedying the injuries done to the bark, or even timber of trees. By cutting out the decayed or wounded part, and filling it with a certain compaction known onlv to himlelf, the tree would be prelerved, and even the excava-t'lin filled up. Such an invention, Mr. Role ohferved, mud obviouUy be of the highvll public utility when made known, and the dileoverer well delerving remuneration. It was not, however, his intention to move for luch reward without the efficacy of the compofiuon being thoroughly afcertained. He therefore moved, that an zddrei's be prefentcd to his Majefly, humbly praving that he would be graciouily pleaftd to appoint trials to be made, fo as to afcertain the value of the difcovery, and to oidcr inch reward to be given the difcoveier as he fhall think fit, and the Houfe will make good the fame.-Ordered. The bill for appointing Commiffioners to enquire fuither into the loiles of American Loya-liffs was read a third time, and palled. Sir John Riz;s Wilier begged the indulgence of the Houfe for a few moments ; he faid, that towards the cloie of the lad Seffion of Parliament, he had given notice, thatinthe ccutfe of the prefent SeOion, he fhould move for a Committee " to confider a,id report the expediency of eftabhfiiing one general ffandard of weights and meatures, to be obferved through the kingdom ;" that for the prefent he would merely trouble the Houfe to aifure them, that he had neither been wanting in diligence or alfiduity, nor been fpanng 111 to obtain every pof-fible information upon this mod important fub-jecl ; a fubjefl which, whatever feafible, appearance it might prelent upon a curfory view of it, he bad found upon a clofer examination, to be exteiifive, complex and embanafred in an ex- of the agent and lite Every individual contnbute lome-beucfir. I have between the iigniiicancy magnitude of the undertaking 111a)', with honell irMention thing to the tmsfs of gener acted independently in Varliament.-It has been mv endeavour to be juji as rcdl as uf-fid to individuals and to the public - My political opinions (land regiflercd upon quefhous of great moment ; and I contemplate them with unabated {atisfatlion-Should it be now mv good h.,p to prove mflrumentdl in mitig;i;ing 01 correcting thofe abufes, which have fo long and fo virulently prevailed throughout this country in the object with which I am at ptefeut engaged-abufes fertile in confiiiion to commerce, in injufiice to the community, in diitrefs and difficulty to the poor, I fhall deem my pc'dieal exijlence, whether it may be of long or of fhort duiation, net to have Seen ajfarded me in vain. L 0 N D 0 N, July 24-25. The principal deflrucfion produced in the late wonderful revolution in France, aiofe fiom the atdour of ihe people thcmlelves, who rufhing imperuoufiy to fei/.e the arms depofited in the Baiiile, crowded, over-turned, and Hilled each other. The numbers who perilhed in this lamentable leene, cannot be accurately afcertained, but they were certainly far greater than is given out. Thouyh the Revolution in France is remarka-b'e for its mildnefs, vet fome particular anions call to mind the. Roman profenptions, and evince the pertinacious and daiing fpuit wuh liich might weie it to he imprudently lefifled Matchands, who was formerly Intendant of Lyons, bad given information by letter to the Governoi of the Bjflile, ot the intended alfault of that place, and adviled him to hold out, if poffihle, til! eleven o'clock, P. M. when fie fhould receive fuccour. This letter was found in the pocket of the perfidious and jufily-puni filed Governor, by one of the Municipalite Armer This perfbn happened to difcover the Prevot in the crowd, to whom he held out the letter, faying, " Do you know this?'' The other acknowledging himfelf 10 be the author by his li-lencc, his reproacher making the crowd remove to the right and left, appioached his pitfol to the Prevot's head, and blew out his br.ins. The flames of patriotilm weie not confined to Paris, but Ipread rapidly in the-'provinces. In Orleans 6000 men under arms were ready to alfilt the public caule, and there were mrllions in other, provinces arming and ready to arm. So fiiong was the flame oflibeitv at Paris der-ing the late Revolution, that no lefs a number than 230,000 citizens enrolled their names in the fird twenty-four hours, lor the fupport of Pa-tnoufm and theii Countiy. which the people are animated, and wl proceed to the moft dreadful extremities, :--------.....r.n,A prevot des ft isf�iid, (hat the Count d'A-rtois had formed a plan for firing Paris with fliells:-and red hot balls, in order to compel it to an immediate fur-render; and for this purpofe the'eminence of Montniartie, which commands the city, had been levelled, and the excavations occafioned by the quarries under ir, filled up. The nest fkp that (lie new Commonwealth of France, for it tiulv da;;'ii.n!! K- iiprii;;'. Dui-!i?.!ii.- At (>,.if-bec, Richard >,I. Onin, Lkj. is^uienant in t;ic -th r-eetmeiit. K E A T H, //.; - fmcrrc than' T ETTRX'S hisvery fmcrrc thanks 10 hL bi'tius fort he :jv>>r. )>ai'� j.erfhip wjrh i-ie Farlser 3�d Mr. K: .n o ; ae.n be; 5 liave to mf.strn them and i!:v ;.-e >;:c, ti-at ne !:a* opened" a Slit J P, No. g. /'/,"'' -/''c-t. B. 1: Comm'ilioin. \ vi s c-miraty to that M r. l proouee p'.i--, lor i.rswie.e f-.cence. .riiiwitn s the act of Pi By spirituous hole lievnces when he apr C OMERSET MUSIC MEETING i. 7 will be W=dne!d.:v celebr. red z: the Catj.edral at IVclls. on , i oc.i id.1.-,- and all EST, -1 ! tne 5m, 6th, U.idu-r.ine;-i: I.LI a i li ;L' 3 v ; 1 -� a-.'c.vrcn ?.c\ pe: i-e n ', from I S.-T.I I ; l,r . h-.n-ei at r. R AC Z Z.IK I. :ers, Mr. HARRISON, r.ehf.ej.l. Mr. J. MA-.. lAS ! ELU and Signor* the Opeia-Houle. :r:e;i;al pe, mrn.trrs, ?,:elirs. BROOKS, o: i..r band; HKRSCHEL, ASHLEY and irrn /-e-e -. W. MAHO N, SMA U't, : C- -Or- 1110 :uiiigwiil be performed in tin? Pil!LP>> 1 . �i>-;i-e: lr!C. :-:V lilOrlUI! the FESTIVAL will on I: conclude witii tire Dcttingeu I c Dcvm and Funeral Af,them, And the DEAD MARCH in SALT., As performed in WtSTMI NS I EK-ABBEY. Tickets five (hillings each.-To begin precifely at eleven o'clock in the morning, and athalfpaft feven in the evening. - Books ot lhe performances ro be had at the Cathedral and Chapter-Room. a'. B. Ordinaries at the Swan and iscorgc-Inns alternately, b q^O be SOLO or LET and enter- JL ed on immediately, A capital new built Freehold MESSUAGE or DWELLING HOUSE, confilling of two good pailours and china clofet, a, drawing room, five lodging rooms, a large kitchen, cellar, garden, and other conveniences, well liipplicd with both loitsor water and molt delightfully litnatcd in Someilet-Street, " in the County of Gtjcejlei", but near king-lquare in the City of Bristol, commanding a pleating prolpect of the faid City and lurrounding Country. For fu^fter particulars apply to Mr. Geo. Br.MG0ur,n, 111 the lame llreet O M ERSE T. TO X fo s 'O be LET by AUCTION, or a Term of Seven years, By J O H N W A L K E R, At the New-Inn at Cross, in the county of Somerfet, on .Monday ihe 17th day ot Augult inl;. between the hours of Three and Six o'clock in the afternoon, and to tie entered on at Michaelmas in tne prefent year, A wcF-coi'diiioned FAR M, of near Sixty acres of very good Meadow and tilled Land, wuh a convenient uwellmg-houle, barn, liable and r�ut-W�ute&. lymg coreoguous to each other, ar-d near to kveiai excellent and extenuvc commo is; lirnattd at .'�>,�:/ -.'�nt;, m the parilb of ll'jre, ail county ol So merle-., at a fhmt cliUance from Crois a;id_ Axtirhlgc, and only eight miles from the city of Welis. iUT" For a vh-w o! the lame, apply on the Pre-imfes, and lor other pa: trculars enquire of William Pope, the proprietor, on St. Auguitms's-Back, Briftol. ("6 be SOLD (in fee) by Au&ion, , JL At the lip of the SHIP, in Small-ftreet, Rrif-iol, on T.mrjdjy the 13th day of Aug. inlt. at three o'clock in the afternoon.-'1 he following LANDS and TENEMENTS, (ituate in the tytiling of Sru-uiick. in l lie parifh ol Henb'uy, alf in the tenure of .VIv. Richaid Willis, astenant at will. Lot I. - A Clofsof Land, called, Wallis's, lying at a place cat'ad Reed Splott, and containing 3 acres, or thereabouts. Lot IE -Five Ciofes and a Paddock of'Land, lying at a place called Abletram, containing st acre;, and an lidif, or thereabouts. Lot III - Aconvenient, new-builtFarm-Houfe, called ChirjihiKS Farm, with a barn, liable, and >tfier good offices, a g-3rd_en, an excellent youn�-oichavd in full bearing, with three ciofes of*1 pailure land, coniaining about J5 acres, farn 111 j- the houfe, with 6 mares lcazeon thefalt 1 N. B. The thud lot is to be fubject to th^ of 60 petch of lea wall lying oppofite to. which may be done at a very trifling expr erjy For further particulars and'1 f '-Tapnly to Meflrs. OsjIor jis and e to nies in Biiftol. THOMAS MEMBUR ;