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   General Evening Post (Newspaper) - August 15, 1771, London, Middlesex                                venm Twopence From AUGUST ta Auotfsf srfc in where thdfe who chafe to be regularly fcrted with Sold by in rtrheffe Advertilcroents tad 5f Tn A THIS ire tfr and from are alfo received by RICHARDSON at the ftoyalEkchmge opppfue in f leetartet at the Corner of in the Stnjg the bottom of j Fat RDM sit the Corncr ofCraig scourtj Charirigcrofs j in New fiondftreet and Nt WHERE AUGUST FOREIGN AUGUST F the letters from Vienna are to be depended a congreis is Coon to be held at in order to bring about an darion between the Ruffians and the The Mi fufters intended to be em ployed upon this occafiori in behalf of the former are dObrefko and heretofore Mini favs from the Court of Ruffia at who were confined in the caftle of thVSeven To upon the breaking out of were fitt at liberty not long fince and on the part of the Court who is to already fet Thefe letters that the report of feme regiments being to be take pofieflion of Belgrade in the the EmprefsQueen is They aUb that the baggage and equipages of the Baron de upon his nomination by the King France to the Embaffy at were fent thither before have been publicly fold They write from that the King of Pruffia toas to fet otit this day forSilefia to review his andafterwarcU to have an interview with theEmperor at Konigfgratz on the prefent pofture of They write from that the King of Pruffia having eftablifhed a new Cnftomhoufe upon the road by which the traders from Hun come to the great fair which is kept at Leipfick at it is thought will prove great detriment to that July It is aid that France has demanded of the RepuWick of 46 millions of Ifvres far the conqueftof It is alfo that the Court of Spain will purchafe the faid ifland at the abore COUNTRY Augufl i Yefterday carae On the election for a Member to ferve in Parliament for this When Sir Charles Hardy was cboien without oppo SHI H N E W S 14 Wind foiled for the the from Phi Remain his Majeftys hip Cruiwr and India ARRIVALS at the following Newfoundland from Bofton Ad miral from Applesiore from Waterford and from Waterford Charming from Portfmouth Georgia from faro John and from London and SouthCarolina from Dover Prince of from Leghorn and from Dublin Elizabeth and from Extract of a Letter from Yefterday about one oclock his Royal Highnefs the Duke of with and Major airived here upon their entrance into the the garrifon feluted with at His Royal Highnefs and at tendance proceeded Vdire6tly to the and went into the where the royal ftandard was and they then fell down to attended by the Admirals Pye and Dennis in their with their and moft of the Captains belonging to the hips at The platform and Blockhoufefort faluted as they paffed and as foon as the royal ftandard was obferved by the men of war at they faluted it with 21 guns and manned every fhip until bis Royal ttighnefs got on board the Venus upon which the royal ftandard was hoifted at the Venns maintopgallantmaft when he was again faluted with 11 guns by every After which the faid frigate gat direftly under and proceeded through the Needles for in company with the Alarm On Wedhefday night the HeveJitary Prince of Hefle a Prince of the arrived in town from Tlie feme day the Count de a French arrived here from Edmund is preparing for the this enfuing a political under the inflection of the of Rin the fubject of we A Plan for the Coalition of The true friends of our excellent confutation are alarmed at every report of a coalition of as apprehend fuch a coalition would ftrike at the vitals of our Yefterday the Richard Penn kitted his Ma jeftyB hand on being appointed Governor or Pen ia Yefttrday Lieutenant Cook of the who iailed roundthe globe with Solander and was introduced to his Majefty at and preferred to his Majeily of the voy with fome curious maps charts of dirKrtnt places tliat he had drawn the voyage lc with a Captains The Banks and Solander pad viilt lately to the iugenioas Botauiil jims Gcr of ancVgavehwn of forrie very valuable feeds they had gathered from the moft re more parts of the from which anufcful pro duce is The following very rmJeft letter was fent laft week to feveral freemenof refident in Borough of You are earneftly requefted to meet many of your brother freemen of this corporation at the Standard Tavern in on Wednefday evening the 15rh of this inftant eight oclock to concert proper meafures for fecuring the freedom and independency of tluV Auguft CHARLES Pleafe to bring in your hand anyfriendof who is a of Id consequence of this letter thirteen freemen aC fembled luft night at the Standard Tavern in Charles was defired to take the chair whkh he raodeftly he he hadfotnttlnng to Ly cett took the chair after which Martyn made a veiy elegant fpeech in the courfe of it he ob that Home could net let a Toivnfend did not infantly Saw were complimented by him in the fame ftrain but the chief of his oratory and refentment was levelled Sir Robert whofe offence againft the liberty of the was reprefented ds very heinous indeed for Mar tyn aflured the company thatSir Robert as had treated tlie corporation with venifon without deuVing Martyn to honour the company with his He therefore pro pofed that a committee fhould be appointed to concert proper meafures to fecure the independency and rights of the freemen and that an advertife ment mould be iriftrted in the fctting that at a very rcfpeSable meeting of the freemen of it was One of the freemen prefent defired to know at whofe order or requeft Martyn had to fend thefe letters ned with his name Whether the letters had been fent to all the xr only to a and to whom Whether the or any of the rommnu council of had foliciied to this meeting What he meant by propofing to infert iug and to call thirteen frvemen a numerrus anU rcffiffabu when there were not tefs hundred VSnwere to be of this Com mittee and what was to be byit Martyn faid that it was not neceflary to fay who au thorifed hin to the letters that he had at the election for Sheriffs called tluLivery of London to gether by an advertifement figned with his though he vas not himfelf a and gave Wilkes liisekclion Charles Martyns name re quires no He the letters were fent only to his fuch as were friends to Wilkes and the caufe that it would be foolifh to fend letters to all the they would be fvs to and corporation would be for Sir Robert Bernard was a creature of Home and Lord and he could prove for he had feen in the newspapers that he was at this very minute in Ppain along with and people did not go to Spain for nothing they went to Spain to meet Lord and to concert fome meafures there with the Martyn faid the gentlemen knew very well that he was no and declared himifclf ready to fpend his iubole fortune for Wilkes and the caufe and he would not be Secretary of State if it was offered him The meeting lifted till eleven but thoug Martyn pufiied the glafs very brifkly to Wilkes and he could perfuack the company to corns to any his vanity and impdce even thzfons of freedom and when he talked of his tubele and his one of them muttered fomething about Breach of Exeter and Clerks to Aucliineers j and the meeting was Translation of a Letter fam dated July to an Italian Merchant in Yefterday landed from three a deputrttion from the free of feven with their attendants and baggage who Jet out at funrife this raoririig for Florence and are immediately to proceed for wit propofals to the Emperor to guaranty their treaty with the Gnmcl whom they are ready imme diately to declare and Hereditary Sovereign of all with an annual tribute of eight hundred thoufand to be levied and collected in what ever manner the General Aflembly of the Deputie of the different pieves fhall think The Cor ficans engage to fupport a confront body of regular of nx thoufand to be annually recruited from their which is to confift of the male in habitants of the whole kingdom from the age o twenty to fojty to be iiipplied with arms and ammunition at the expeuce of each their Sqvereign the Duke hall in Coj nine battalions of three troops el a carpi of artillery of 360 with thve trains of light nriillery that this military force lhail be landed in Conica within four months afrei the figuiug the which is acceded to even by all the now to the barbarityol the French of wrom they are pouiive the Irive dcitroyed leven thoufiuu the bit niiu Tliey now rr example of Fiench in their glorious French they have not the leaft dread of a hundred French A letter from in July The diltrefTes of this unhappy feem rather to increafe than A few days ago a woman was found in the neighbourhood of this who had uft with two children near her feerningly at the point of Some provilious were immediately procured and given the ftarving which they devoured intlie moft voracious manner notwithstanding they were afforded all they died in a frorA Portfmouth to is janSlore near Wexfprd on the frifh Orders are given for the and fortythird regiments of foot to hold in readincfs to march for where thcyaie to embark forthe of counterfeit both gold and have been very cunent during tiie rsces at Earnet j as in al probability it will take its courfe towards we would warn the public to give it a proper A Lieutenant in one of the reduced who married an old widow lady at Kainmcrfmith a few years whom he left after Spending her fortune and ufing her extremely went in the year 1768 as an adventurer to the Eail On his arrival there he entered himfdf a volunteer in Hcyder Allys he foon got preferment but not con tent with the regular he applied for rank of before he hsd been many months in commilfion as a which being re1 he fuddenly took a French deter mining to try his fortune in the Companys A few days after he had quitted the Heyder having received private intimation of his de difputched a courier after with a pretend ed carte if he would return into his at the fame time pay ing him the higheft compliments on his military and of the lols he houkl fuihun in fo able an officer Upon which the who was many years one of the blacklegged gentry to have undevftood trap fwallowed the and returned to the head on his the Nabob ordered him to be inftantly which was accordingly figuring away at Plymouth in the Avortl nnd piltoi way again a few days ago he fought a duel with a gentleman on account of a theatrical it came from and was engaged with the Plymouth where icon became intimate with The gen tleman ivho was her admirer hearingof cameon purpofefrom and challenged We do not hear cf any mortal wounds and Bdley came off more honourably than in his laft Tuelday laft the houfe called the Naked at on Epping was fold by au6Hon for Tueiday after two days ended the grand cricketmatch at between the Hampfhire known by the name of theHanble don and eleven picked men from different when the former were beat Ivy very conii derable The Hambledon Club were reckoned the beft cricketplayers in and were never beat Several thoufand pounds were won and loit on this On Wednefday an eminent broker was apprehended on a and charged before Alderman at with under falfe a cheft of bohea tea of the value of with intent to cheat a in Martins le The broker was bound over to anfwer the charge at the next and the profecutor en tered into recognizance to profecute Tucfday a merchant in coming from was flung from his and killed on the On Sunday evening as a ferryboat was crofTmg the river Tyne from South to North Shiel a fudden fquall of wind cverfet and nine of the out of iz were Wednefday a watermans being jealous of her hung herfejf at her lodgings in Catha Yefterday two men were convicted before the Lcrd one belonging to the parifh of for Avearmg 21 the other to Duncans in the for fwearmg and each paid a milling an oath to the poor of the parifhes where the offence was Yefterday two hackneycoachmen were convidled before the fitting Alderman at for Hand ing with their coaches from the end of Freemans court to the Weftend contrary to the late atts of parliament and each of them paid a fine of 10 Yefterday morning four fuppofed to belong to a gang of houfebreakersy were taken out of their beds in Whitef friars one of them is juft returned from to which he was nine months His Majtftys hip the of 28 at Woelw is put into and Collier appointed to the command of Sir DavidLindfay to be one of his Majeftys John Eiq to be Captain of a company in the aoth regi of James to beBarrack cf in The Anthony Frecmafi to bt Chaplain to the 9th regiment ef in the room of the William Holbraoke i by Davis to the command of his Majeftys flnp Seafordj at in the room of appointed td the Fellow of to Mils of North Efq of Great to Mifs jane of hopfa5ror in Seuth to Mifs of Sebtlandj George Harrifbnj Efq flf td Mifs daugatefof Ehiniel E of that place and Sheriff for Weftinorelarii At Old the Br tn the EaftIndies Pdter Smiihi in the Comi panyt At liis houfe at HorncfciircH ill Henry At his heufe ft Kemp thorn in Robert At Whitwjck a few hour5 afrer his Lady was delivered of agecl Lady Elizabeth relifl of the Jate Sir Thomas ViceAdmiral in the reign of Ojieen At her houle in Lincolnirinfieldsj At her houfe Mrs formerly miftrefs of the ladies fchool at but had Aim miftiefs of a boardingfchool for y ladies at Croydon in At Mace Bearer to the Lords of At Holywell iri Patrie Mac aged At Potneroyj relift of Ezekiel Efq Clerk of the CheqUfe to tKe who died the day before At hh honfe in Great John Johnfpnj fhoerrilker to the Prince of At Rotherhithef who had acquired a very confiderabli fortune in the oil At Chelfeaj Mr formerly a glover inthe Haymarket AMICABLE SOCIETY of A N V U i TA N T S the BENEFIT of A C Eftahlifhed at CHRISTMAS TH E Direftori of the Society iheet every at the Fentliers Tavern near Clements inttie from feven to nine in the for the admiffion of members of either may fttbijribe fof or four fhares when 50 years will be entitled to an annuity or per during ife except fuch to becoms at upwards of 40 ysars of who muft cpotinqft members for 10 years before they are intitled to ihe faid Alio may be admitted without paying quarterly payments in Perfons may be aHrnilted from 50 to to ceive the faid annuity at nine years j from 55 to 59 to it at cijht years Co and at fuven Abltratts rmy be had at the above Tavern at the Bank Coffechoufe and ac Voung Wills near the The Deed of Settlement of this Society is efirclletf hi the High Court of This was the fecond Society inftituted for thd Henefit of The PUBLIC ANNUITANT Calculated to produce a Fudd to fupport the furviving Members on a hvW in January under a Used to be inrolled in rhe Hijh Court of Held at the QyeensArms Paul s PERSONS of either being whd become members of thii Society under the age of will be intkled to annum at the of 47 and ait the age of to an annuiy of 50 per during Thofe who crfamence members betweenthe of and 50 mull continue fueli for years befoia they are intitled to jo er annr and ten eirs bjfore they are Entitled to ptr Every perfon fhall become 3 membor at the a of 50 or will be incitled to the whole of annuity of at the end of feven Prouokli at larre be hsd at the Tnvern in Pauls where letters to tiij Secretary are Ferfuna rtfidin in the by tranfihitting to any of their correspondents in an accounc of tiieir tnaf be j rhjs being d fof TJJ Prefirlent and Dicdlors of this Society meet W memiiors on Monday the ni tile Queens Arms Pauls and the firft and thict in every month at five EQUITABLE SOCIETY ofANNUfT For the I EN K FIT of AGE of both THE Directors of this Society will artand the ThreeTuns Margarets South on Monday at frven in the evening snd till for ibeadmiffion of of either or any Any perfori out of GfeatBiitain may a member of this Any peifon may fubferibe for an annuity of jjh or ioo a year dining payable quarterly and whert fifty years of ajs will be entitled to the faid txcepC fuch as become members at forty years of of who mult continue rhembers ten years before the titled to their Prefent members may ensreafe their arifluitifs to f 5 Of a Any perfon may transfer his or right nd ihtefeft id the faid Any perfofl dttfroUs of paying at oriee the of Rls or her haifyeirjy will aiiowtd a difeount fdf prompt The capital of this fociery is inverted in tJe of in the names ci twelve trcftees j and as often is the is immediately laid ctft in purchafe of for the fitgefit of rhe annuitants j arid certain part of the capital be fee apart for fecarifig payment of annuities to junior mem The deed of fettlement iSanrolied in the fiigfr Court of Printed terms of admJflion b had at the bar of the above tavern where all letters polpaid diredtad Secrttafy of ths faid will HJ duty   

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