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Calcutta Chronicle (Newspaper) - May 29, 1788, London, Middlesex THE A N D GENERA V F v I j Ji Sent Poftasje J VOLUME MAY NUMBER TO THE EDITCU OF THE CALCUTTA I MUST ccnfefs myfelf rot much difpkafed with the addrefs of my friend Ifaac Bickerftaff to the manager the Mirror as a fubfcribcr to moil of your I cannot help with that ihey have of late been much debafed by an unbecoming fervility and infipid To be I muft alib that this is not always your There are feafons of ffugnation and ftupidity in this that your and the Con ductors cannot Magazines of grain may be formed to prevent a famine but magazines of wit and humour cannot be fo eafily efpecially as the dealers in thefe commodities feldom manufacture more than what is barely fufficient for their own ought O fervum I to aflc pardon for prefuming to find fault with fo formidable a fraternity but as 1 am a friend to the freedom of the under proper 1 can hardly be con iidered an enemy to I perceive that you nil copy the in giving us accounts of famine and among T poos of defertions umong and difTentions among his officers of cleaves from his and defeats from his Poor Tippoo has a terrible time of it and all as well attefted I dare as his own death once was devoutly to be Cottier Defpife not thine though he be is a precept equally pious and in peace or in you have all iervily inerted miierable Now who was in the name of that you fhould fuppofe the of his name would intereft your readers a member of the com munity is fo inhumanly as to appeal to the tribunal of the he ought not to be afhamed to give us his name at full length left we fhould be led to lufpecT that there is fomething wrong at as the fequel has I mean not to make with the misfortunes of my fellow May heavenforbid I ever iliould but I con ceive you ought always to be on your guard againft before you publiih any fe ncus accuiation againft any man or let of unlefs the author fets his name to Thiswill lave you much and pre vent many a worthy man from being ftubbed in the dark by bafe ivho prefer nefi to Iccaufe their deeds are I d you in particular of want of caution in this refpec it is our papers that abound in perfonal abule and fcurrility and in this excellence I hope you will never attempt to imitate But although I am an enemv to perfonai I by no friend to iul fome in ny humble opi can be more unmanly and con Our for du ring the late difputes in I make no doubt deferve much praife for their wifdoin and but thefe perpetual fujfs muft foon prove difgufting to molt of your readers in this country and if ever the people of England perufe your thev conceive their countrymen in India to be mo ft deplorably As to your Hi and you cannot live with out nor your readers neither there let us have as many Advertifemciis as on The more the and the cheer with the prices of the par ticular articles for the vile and infor mation of your upcountry if you Let me beg another favour of which when a play is pretty well or a concert pretty well performed or per a pretty young lady lings or plays a tune upon her harpfichord for as the jailors fay dont make fuch a about as if Gar nck had riien again from the dead or as if Siddons were arrived in the river or as if the grand in memory of had actually been performed in the Court Houle if as ic once was in Weftmnfter The ladies of Madras done wonders in the School I flatter that ours in that Mr the Sifool long they may of to Be this as for carna are not inferior te as moft of curs h ppoied to be fuperior Cirry OP 1 rrfitter the lo more dcai fliould a wis be fue you make it a mportiiKe fo the public about it as if it were la regard concerning whutwas much a e los ot the and Mogul it in exceed ablurd lido not fee how it can be The people who have acceis to know any thing at all about the arc but lew and thofe few have neither nor liberty to com municate their knowledge to it there not your fault that you are uninformed but it is not your buiinefs to miiinform the at the cxpencc of your own repu and excite the riiibility of thole who have an opportunity of being better informed than you from the Englifh papers will when well be agreeable r a great part of your not an opportunity of feeing ihc I iliink fheie might be extended to inu citing from other periodical when you have not materials to our ellaywritcrs in fnJ nor piner for e very nume naps they are better which ii nr cafe with the ion and than wits at home hunger fetteth the teeth lience many happy efforts ot men of who are in general indolent and this might be exemplified by our belt wri That which is the mother of arts ana is nnturally turned to other channels in this than that of cultivating or belles lettres lience we muft be contented with what is annually impurced from as we are with many other more expenlivc What has been faid refpeiling our per is alfo applicable to our pvetical Whenever any thing is or it be ac ceptable to your Sednirorem porum feldom ihine in this although the ancient injpirer of here every day This is a I am the more as 1 am certain the Mules have many luccefslul admirers in this country I they too are lazy and thole who wiii to enjoy the favours of thefe mult be attenciA and diligent as other fuccefsful lovers Omnes eodcm are ail in queft of and I with among a moft Ipcudy independance for 1 am really your ultho you may think 1 have an odd way of fhowing Fivant rex ct et vive la is the pious prayer of Yours JACOB Futty May This was n t the cafe in days of if we may believe when he Haud fanel ia anno lidet Calcutta For Military fee the loft APPOIN The Riglit Honourable the Governorge neral in Council has been pleafed to make the following appointments in the civil John to be commercial re fident at Charles Ruffel to be com mercial refictent at in the room of Thomas who is appointed to Alfo Thomas to be fubfecre tary fecret vice We are particularly happy in the oppor tunity afforded us of comirmmg what be fore ia contradiction to the other refpecHng the report of ODon nell being captured by the By a from dated the 1 7th of wo that the Che apeak arrived there on the and that fhe had touched at a good price for the rice not being the whole of it was brought to The Chefapeak may be expected to arrive at Madras the end of this as file does not proceed to It has been for fome time a cuftom with the to flatten a fmallpart of the furface of many of the gold and then to charge extravagant under a pretence that the mohurs are nurrum as they call it and with this fliam pretence they will fomctimes charge or three and never lefs than two or three though the mo hurs want nothing of nor have had any of their fubftance taken away by the flat Thev have likewife another mode of which to touch the mohur with a iinjli particle of fome chemical fufficient to leave a black fpot on and then to make un exorbitant demand on that ac count likewiic and all this exclufive of the enormous batta of eightem annas in the gold which is the batta they charge at pre Their exctife ibaic time ago that the mohurs were worn but of late they do not evtii that but boldly fen that thev change only as they and if do not like it you inny EfO with J O That the governmen has no power over and how fhould they live if tlv y did not follow fuch Now there is a mode of treatment at which feems very applicable here when the keeper of a tavern turns it into a houle of ill it is ufual to take his licenle away there when tne owners of bazars fuffer fuch it would be proper for the go vermnrnt to take away the privilege of keep ing bazars from them or at leaft to take lo lie other method of preventing them from being cheats and nuifances for the proper regulation of the coin has always been a mat ter of the firft coniideration among go und the intention of fhroffs and bazars is for public laid not for public im Extraflsfrom the Englijh Papers of Prince William is at this time at in Nova along with the under the command of Commodore to which place the Petrafus returned a fhort O time fince from It is expected that Prince AVilliam and Prince will return to England about the fame time and that when the for mer aflumes the title of the latter will be created Duke of and both will take their feats in Parliament Lady Catherine Pelhams houfe in Green wich Park is intended for the royal who will be appointed Ranger thereof a happy circumftanca it will be for the to have in their neighbourhood a prince of the whq has ever fuewa a difpolition to befriend his brother tars of eve ry rank and His Majeftys fourth Prince now on his travels through pro miles to be a great military and a moft finifhed The German which the already fpeak highly of his Highnefss affability and on Satur day received the melancholy account of the death of his the Lord Prelident of the Court of Seffioi for The prelect Lord Advocate is talked of hh fucceilor in confequence of various alterations will take place th depart ments for that The Jaroeft frp that was ever built for the o the Eait India was on Saturday at This fhip is built on the bottom of the and is of of nf2 bound to Madeira and and is to proceed un der the command of Wednefday the Court of Directors of the EaftIndia Company came to a refolution to take up two more fhips for the Coaft and China and the two fhips are the Southamp ton and provided they can be got ready in The quantity of tonnage required for carrying out the great number of troops this feafon to which amount to about 6500 is the principal caufe of thefe flnps being taken The quota of men to be raifed by the officers of the 4 new regiments to be fent to are fettled at the War Office as fol Captain from the half pay ao from from half pay from half pay f from half pay Enfign from full pay Enfigns from half pay Trt XT New Enhgns 2Q Three guineas bounty money is allowed for each as they will ftand the officers an average of eight guineas the expence of a commiffion may be ealily aicer An able engineer haif latrfy laid before the ordnance board a plan for moveable land bat which may be moved from and pla ced at pleafure on any part of the feacoafts in timgs of to prevent an enemy The plan is and menrs will be The plan jintroduced by Mr for the accelerating the conveying the mails from one part of the kingdom to the though it has not been eilablifhed three has already increafcd the buiinefs of the poftof fice upwards of a We learn from by the Flanders which arrived on that a courier extraordinary had arrived from Peterf with difpatches to the with the important That the Turks had ottered to leave RulTIa in quiet pofTeffion of and to grant them confiderable ad vantages relative to their trade and 1 hat they would conclude with Auftria a decifive refpeaing the en to the andinfuch a manner as to indemnify him for experices but the whole under condition of the euaranl tee of and Pruffia It was remarked at that the on reading the appeared much of humour jbut the troops which were iiarchmg towards Hungary are ordered
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