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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 16, 1746, London, Middlesex The General Advertifer MONDAY, February 16 , ior the rm.lt Part upon verv light Occa-fiens. That which gave Rife to the firft Proccis for this Crime, which was then common in France, Was the Cafe of Madam de Bnr.vi hers, Daughter of the Lieutenant-Civil d'Aubrai ; a htrle Womin. who had been han^fome and gallant, but finee a certain Time had vifited the Hofpitab, and pretended to Devotion. She had a� intimate Frier.d-fhip with one Sr. Crotr, a Gafcon, who lived by his Wits, and had been in the Bailiile, where he had 'learn'd the Compofnions cf Poifon; from an Italian. He alfo pretended, to Chymittry. This Man, ss he was making up a flrong Pol lot,, which was to svork its Effects immediately, let his Giai5-MaC< fail eft, which was to preferve him from the M-iignky ot the Vvnom, and feddeniy died of it. When his Goods were vifiteJ, a Iifie Box was found among them, wiv.Ji iviaaam de Brinvslliers demanded as hers, with great Importunity. The Magistrates order'd it to be open'd ; and the Pci'ons v,ere found therein, each mark'd with the EfrT: it wculd have : B it as fcon a; the Lady was advertised tn*rieof. fhe ftcd into England. Her Poifons were efiayic upon ttverai Crea ores, and tier Crime thereby made manifest ; and Defgrais, an able Officer, was lent into the Country to fearch for her. It muft be cbhrv'c, that, at tr.e fame Time, and even .before this, the Ar.r-.bithor of far:: Had been inform'd by the Parochial Cc:i;.i: tea: nj.mv Per fans had confefs'd, that they haa been ccr.ce-r.'d in Poifoning. It had happened, that many kr.d a:ec of flaw ana unknown Diftem-pers ; amo"-g ottiers, the , a :.e-r and the Brother of Madam de Br-.nvsliter . See us- not '.cr�g in England, whete King Cha-ies c;u:'d her t . be �varch'J'aner. At lait flic was i.Keti a: Lisge, ana b-ju^h: to Paris, �where fhe was ber.eaccd ; -Z Criminal ' But ha- Pan.tie be; powerful tie tv. roar a ov convicted of having poifon'u, not only her Father and Brother, but even Oivcrs of the Poor in the laid Hofeitai, and several Peafants in the Country, with no other \ tew, but to try the Force of her Poifons. When they were once got upon the Examination of thele Matters, Suspicions and Indications of like Crimes fell upon other Perfon-. Some were found, who mace a; i: were r, nam u a Trade of Poifoning ; among others, two Wome La Vigourcux and La Vo;fiu, who, in tee Way or For-tune-te,'ling, had given fevera! Ladies wherewithal t: get rid cf their Hufband., and even of their Lovers, when they were weary of them. The Curiofuy natural to th s Sex, and even to many Men, having brought to thefe Women fome Perfonsof the full Quality, who yet had no Notion of Poifoning any one ; it happen'd, that fome Ladies put Queftions to tnem concerning the Life of this and that Perfon, and even concerning that of the King and his MiitrelTes. This gave a fair Opportunity to Lc^;;, ever of a malicious and fpiteful Nature, to ruin chcie to whom he bore an Ill-will. From the London Gazette. At the Court at St. James's, the 12th Day of Februarv, 1746, PRESENT, The King's Moft Excellent Majefty in Council. His Majefty in Council was this Day pleafed to appoint the following Sheriffs, i-iz. Berkjhire, Daniel Bunce, of Longworth, Efq; Dcrbyjhire, Thomas Richards, Efq; Hirtfordjhire, Henry Fotherly Wni.held, of Rickmerf-worth, Efq; ?<;rf Ik, Charles-Cooper Morley, of Bafham, Efq; Oxford/hire, Robert Nedhtim, of Crowmarih Giffbrd, Efq; Rutland, James Morpott, Efq; Sbop/aire, Sir Hugh Brigges, Bart. l-'/crcefterJbire, kichard Buckle, of Chafelv, Efq; Wiltjhire, Richard Tuck, of Rowd, Efq; SOUTH WALES. Brccor., Charles Harcourt, of Danyparke, Efq; NORTH WALES. Mintgomery, William Moftyn, of Brynguyn, Efq; Prir.cc's Council Chamber, Somcrfet-hou/e, Feb. 1 2. His Royal Highnefs hath been pleafed to appoint Henry Peter, Efq; to be Sheriff of the County of Cornwall, for the Year enfuing. Florence, Jan. 24. On the 1 tth loilant, fome Tranf; ort VefTels from Provence, bound :o Naples, were obliged, by contrary Winds, to put into Porto Ferraro. They had on board the Remains of Four Spanifh Regiments, call'd de la Reine, de Caftille, d'Arragon, and the Fufiliers de Catalogne, which Four Regiments didnotamount to above 2800 Men, who were in a very bad Condition, and the Officers without Equipage. Arr.fierdam, Feb. 14, N.S. We hear from Bruffels, that the French continued fortifying Louvaia, and had made no lefs than 80 Barriers in that Town ; that they were daily embarking Palifades for Mechlin and Antwerp, and were reinforcing the Garrifon of the latter with two Swifs Battalions. A great Number of the Militia of France were every Day coming into Bruffels ; and they inlifted many Peafant Boys, but moll: of them deferted. The States of Hainault were forced to take up Money at Intereil, to fur-nifh the Contributions demanded of them. M. Saxe was not expected in Brabant till after the Marriage of the Dauphinefs. An Ordonnance has been published by the French Generals, forbidding all Perfons in the Conquer'd Country 19 remove above Four Leagues from their own Houfes. Yefterday Morning Mr. Dick, and Mr. Over, two of his Majeily's Meffcngers arriveJ Exprefs from Foreign part? at the Duke of Newcaille's Office, with Difpatches of importance. The fame Day about One o'Clock arrived two Mails from Holland. JfSaturdsy Morning came Advice, that the Real Gaily, Phillips, from Leghorn, who engaged the French Ptiva-eer fo gallantly, about p. Month fince, off Falmouth, arrived at Portfmouth on Tuesday I art. Juit off Portland fbe v, as chafed by two French Privateers almofi into that Road, where his Majtfty's Ships the iaulkhno and Invernefs were at Anchor, who, on being informed of the Privateers, immediately weigrfd Anchor and gave Chafe to them, and there is great Hopes they are both taken. On Saturday ended the Poll for a Common-Council-rntin of the Ward of Farringdon within, when on caning up the Numbers it appeared Mr. Browne had a Majority oi 19 ; cut a Scrutiny was demandeu in favour oi Mr. Walker. and A great Number of Workmen are now employed were obliged to work all Day Yefterdsy, in ' making T-Alterations in the Scaffolding in Weftminiter Ha 1, fW 'he more convenient Recep ion of the AJeajbers of the Hoa. Houfe ot Commons agair.il the enfuiffg Tr:T or L*-r'i Lovat. " ^ - re like wife obiiroec , that Mr. S Comniiiiioi. to Soiiici or .-ic- 3 � th: They a caunt or t dinefs. Wo-he; the Loid Sollicitor to tne oiiana^er^ of the Hon. H. mons, who were appotr.ted to draw up ;j Impeachment againii the Lord Lov?.;. The Dignity lately conferred by his Maj-:ly Earl of Kiidare, is the Name, Style and Title 0; Leinfter, of Taplow in the County of Backing. On Saturday Morning Iatt was 3 Vifible Lei: Moon, beginning 13 Minutes after Three, to: 1 3 Minutes paft 4, the Middle of the Ecljpte at Total Darknefs 55 Minutes after j. and of ______ Eclipfe 55 Minutes after 6, the Continuance of Total Darknefs being 1 Hour 42 Minutes, and of the whole S= clipfe, 3 Hours 42 Minutss. On Friday the Rev. Mr. Robert Butts, M. A. younger Sen of the Right Rev. the Lord Btfhop cf Ely, was on his Lordfhip's Presentation, inftituted by the Right Rev, the Lord Biihop of Lincoln, to trie Rectory 9f Biuntfhum, in Huntingdonfl-.ire, lately void ay the Death of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Knighr, On Saturday Lit about Noon the George Inn in the Hay-market, many Years kept by Mr. Price, fell in with two other Houfes; but luckily no Perfon received any Damage for they gave a Crack about Sve Minutes before they fell, which alarming the People, they all ran cut, and thereby faved their Lives. A few Days ago Mr. Richard Hunter, an eminent Surgeon and Man-Midwife,orJy Son cf Lady Champion, was married to Mifs Frime, only .Daughter of Mr. Prime, ah eminent Cyder Merchant near Grofvenor-fquare. This Day the Corpf$�cf the Right Hon. the Earl cf Aylefbury will be carried out of Town, in a grand manner, to be interr'd amongft his Ancestors at Maiden in Bedford (hire. Lait Week died Kir. Mather, one of his Majefty's Mef-fengers in Ordinary. On Saturday Evening died, at his Lodgings at Hackney, Mr. George Oldney, Matter of the Livery-Stables in Black-Horfe Yard, White-Chapel, which he kept many Years with Reputation. On Thurfday lait died at Hampftead, in a very ad-vanced Age, Mr. George Field, formerly famous for making Telefcopes, &c. On Friday Night died Mr. Hart, Senior Tide-Surveyor of the Port of London; who in a Courfe of 30 Years, (which Time he had been employed in the Revenur) behaved himfelf with Integrity, and was refpefted by ail that knew him. On Saturday laft was found drown'd in Rofamond's-Pond in St. James's Park, one Smith a Taylor, who lived in the Little Almonry, Wettaainfter. Friday laft in the Afternoon, a Woman, about forty Years of Age, who was found laft Tuefday to have poi-fon'd herfelf at her Lodgings at Hattoa Wail, was buried, and a Stake drovethrc1 ner Body, in the Crofs-Road at the Bottom of Hatton-Garden, leading to Hockley in the Hole. On Friday Evening a Hackney Coach was ftopt near Brompton, by three Foot-Pads, who took from the People about Five Pounds in Money and a Silver Watch, and thsa made off towards Chelfea. Saturday Morning early fome Rogues broke into the Hpufe of Mr. Townihend, an Attorney in Wine Office-It r pp'd the Kitchen, �y tooic hf:y Guineas Court, Fleet-ftreet, and entirely broke open a Buroe, out cf which the) ot f V anl feveral other Things Yefterday Morning, between the Hours of Twelve and One, fome Rogues broke into the Yard of Mrs, Crofts 3 Washerwoman, in Angel-Alley, A'derfgate-ftreet, and ftole Linnen, &c. to a comideraole "Value. Extra:! of a Lct.'ir frst/t Q-j'prt, Fib. 1 ' On Tuefday failed out cf the Harbour :o Spithead, ! his Majefty's Ship the Glafgow, Cape. Lioyd. ' Yefterday arrived at Spitnead, his Majefty's Ships the ' Exeter and Pooie Men cf War from Plymouth. ' This Day came into Harbour, his Majeily's Ship the i Lion, and one of tne Scare-mops that was bound to the � Weft-Indies , which parted her from her Convoy in a < hard Gale of Wind. Wind S.W, I High-Water this Day at London-Bridge, a: si Minuts* after j. X I .)3i3 3-Hous2) in. Lorn bard-St
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