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   General Evening Post (Newspaper) - February 18, 1790, London, Middlesex                                -. :.r- (L   O  N   D   O Price Three-Pence Halfpenny only.        From   THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY   l8,    to   8 A TURDA Y,   FEBRUARY   20,    1790. 8^ FRIDAY,  Feb. 19. WEST-IN D I E S. Kingston (Jamaica), Dec. 19. 1   i{/J�- ./i^^Y have been under the molt f| ferionsapprehenfionsfrom vl^&M'l^-'^V / the conduct of the mulat-._S^-r: :JlXlfr^''^' ''* toes an .t. The William, Ventries, from Greenock to North-Carolina, is loft; crew faved. All the artificers belonging to the Dock-yard at Deptford are turned to work on the Brunfwick, a 74-gun ihip, of a particular and very curious conilruction, on the llocks there. She is to be made ready to launch fo early as the latter end of April. The reafon of this uncommon difpatch is faid to be as follows : when the Brunfwick fhall be perfectly fitted for fea, the Duke of Clarence, firfl promoted to the rank of Admiral, will hoift his flag on board her, and take upon ^ him the command of a fquadron to convoy his Royal Father to Hanover.. The Brunfwick may with eafe be in perfect readiuefs by the middle of June, and at the clofe of that month, in all probability, the fquadron will fail for the Elbe. Although the Brunfwick will be larger than any other fnip of the fame rate, and capable of carrying the metal of a ihip of 90 guns, her draught of water will be very eafy, fb as peculiarly to calculate her for the above voyage. Derrick, the fuppofed Maniac, was yeflerday re-examined by Sir Sampfon Wright and Mr. Bond ; but as no intelligence has been received from Cheihire, where he faid he refided, little new light was thrown on the fubjeft. Several quellions were put to him, but no direft anfwers could be obtained. Among other ravings, he declared he was fent from heaven to fave finners from everlafting puniihment; and he had every appearance of infanity. He Avas re-commi.ted to Tothill-fields, Bridewell, for farther examination. On Tuefday night a number of ruffians broke into, and plundered, the Crown-office, in Crown office-row, Inner Temple. They forced their way into the apartments of Mr. Barlow, and thence palling into the other offices, opened every delk, and took off the c�h, and whatever elie was found valuable. We do not learn, that any of the papers are miffing. Wednefday evening a fanner of Kent was inveigled into a public houfe near Whitechapel by two iharpers, who pretended to be his countrymen, and who defrauded him of near ish Hints to Speculators in Lotteries'. , The Lottery his been the caufe of moire bankrupts for thefe Jfive years pafl, than will be , readily believed by thofe who are not in the fe-cret; by fpecuktions in tickets at exorbitant prices, with �rhich the (peculators have been forced into theiwheel, from .the decreafe of demand, and confequent fall of price, on the approach of the drawing; and from the mifchiefs of infurance, which is ftill a greater evil, as it fpreads far and wide among the lower ranks of the people ; it is to be hoped that our virtuous M'inifter will profit by the example of France, and abolilh altogether this infamous traffic.- The fale of tickets is now chiefly confined to thofe fold in fhares, and therefoYe affefts the middle and lower ranks of life mod. It is a notorious fact, that not one half of the tickets are fold whole within thefe five years, that were fold before that period ; this is owing to-various caufes, among which may be enumerated, I .*he high price &t< which they have been ifTued; and that the true value of tickets is better under-ftood by thofe who ufed to be purchafers. The intelligent and enlightened part of the community do not buy many tickets'; to pay 61. or guineas, for the privilege of gambling for icl. is to them too great a premium. The defcription of men who have been the principal fufferers by lottery fpeculations, have been retired traders, who have been led to it by the defire of great gain without labour, or on the recommendation of fome honejl brckcr. Much has been faid by the intereiled, in their barefaced puffs, of the fuperior advantages of the fcheme of the prefert lottery, for (peculators to go into the wheel with* the tickets, on account of the prizes of 25I.- Let us fee how the matter Hands :-In the prefent lottery there are more than two blanks to a prize-there are ten thoufand of zo\. and five thoufand of 25I. The holder of nine tickets would be entitled to two prizes of zcl. and one prize of 25L if there were exactly i.-.o blanks to a prize, which make 65I. but as there are more than two blanks to a prize, we cannot Hate the produce of nine tickets at more than 63I. The coft of hire tickets at 16I. is �. 144. Produce in prizes       * -       63. Lofs        - -        81 So that the fpeculator for the drawing will lofe by every nine tickets he goes into the wheel with, no lefs a fum than 811. for no man the lead acquainted with lotteries reckons on more than the i'mall prizes: and mould the capital prizes be drawn early in the drawing, the hopes of a fale mull be "entirely fruftrated. The lofs on one hundred tickets mull be above nine hundred ponnds ! ! ! if no capital prize is got. The celebrated John Hyacinth 4e Magelhaens, formerly an Auguftine Monk at Lifbon, died at Tflington on Sunday fe'nnight, after a gradual and tranquil decay of about ten months. He was a ftndious, mild, ingenious and learned man, particularly diftinguifhed among the Literati in this and other enlightened countries for his intimate acquaintance with moll branches of Natural Philosophy, and no left ingenious in his experiments theiein, particularly in mechanics. He was author and translator of many noted and ingenious works. Among his fmaller works was much eileemed a Tract on. impregnating common water with fixed air, and his celebrated invention to imitate the qualities and effects of all medical waters, Bath, Pyrmont, Spa, Tunbridge, &c. His languages were Portuguefe, Spanilii, Italian, Englifh, French, a little Dutch, and good Latin ; and he was particularly known in the Low Countries, having travelled there with young foreigners. He was a very mild Chrillian, having i�any years renounced the Popifli Faith. All the Literati in Europe knew fomething of his merit, and the moft noted of them were defirous to know more : it was really great. He had defired that where the tree fell there it might lye, and that he might have no tombftone ; he was accordingly buried handfomely, but privately, on Saturday the 13th of February, 1790, at Iflington, about fifteen yards parallel with the Eaft end of Iflington Church, on the North fide, aged 6S, and' had been chiefly a refident in England about 26 years. His height was about fix feet one or two inches, a bony and rather bulky man; plain in his drefs, unaffectedly mild, and decent in his whole demeanor. Me glided gently out of life, refigned and thankful; and in comparing his exit with others, we nmy fay- " Omnibus eft eadem Let hi 'via ; " Non tamen unus eft c;mfijjj�i); ouuei, on . *v cuu.-iuay, uic 3a Djy .*t" VLrvh 11-jcr, fri'itn Nine o'Cbck.in rhe Mornlnguntil 'mx in the live-iing tot th; Ebction oi a Director of the fjid Company, in the Room of jcfcpii Sparkes, Efq; dcc^ifed. To the PROPRIETORS of EAiT-INOlA STOCK. Laciies and G/nt'emn, THE Election of a Director for the Eaft-Jndia Company, in the Room of Jofeph Spirkes, Efq; deceafei. bein^ appointed for NV/.dnel'Jay the 3d of Maicli next, rhe F.i.our of ymir Votes a-iJ lnrereft is defired tor JOHN l:ARDOE, jun. Efq; which will very much oblige, Laiiies and Gentlemen, * Your rroft hinrsh'e Servant?, Thomas Fitzhtigh        VV. Ocva)nsq Thomas Parry Sfphen LjuYingtcn] Abram Roberts Joij-i Smith William Money Jarr.es Moftitt John Travrrs G/i-rge Tatem CIu/Ips Mills J-)i-,n Hunter David Scott Wii'ia n Elphinftdne Nath. Smith Tho. Theo. Metcalfe  Thomas Prattle William Benfley Francis Baring Hugh Ingiis Eaft-Indla Houfe, Paul Le Mefurier. Feb. ici, 1798. '    (414 To the PROPRIETORS of EAST-INDIA STOCK. Ladies and Gentlemen, v HAVING had theHonourof being recommended to you, by the Directors of the Ea:t-Ind a Comp.irty, as a Candidate for the Direction, to be chofenin the Room of Jofeph Sparkes, Efq; deceafed; I take the Liberty of requeuing the Favour of your Votes and Interefh on Wcd-ne(J.iy the 3d of March next, being the Day of Election. I am, Ladle^ and Gentlemen, Your moft obedient and Moft bumble Servant, Eifl-India Houfe, JOHN PARDOE, jon. _Feo. 19, 1790.  . - (44, THE PROFESSOR of .tieJ^AWS of ENGLAND m\l begia his LECTURES in rheTJni-verfity of Cambridge, on Monday the ift Day of March next. The Lectures will be continued every day (except Sundays) till the End of the Term. (aaS Gentlemen who defign to attend are requefted to i~en$ their names to Mr. Merrill, Bookfeller, in Cambridge. A  D   V   O   W   S.  O   N. WANTED to PURCHASE an ADVOW-SON, or NEXT PRESENTATIONS.) a LIVING, of about the Annual Valire of a cr 300I. The Advertifer w:--a!d wifh to have immediate Rengnation, a:id would give a oreference to a lituati-n in the Counties of Stafford, Chcfter, Sal p, or Derby. Letters, addreffed to Thomas Hinckley, Efq; of Lichfield, will Uiduly attendtdlw. f3^9 LADIES  BOARDING-SCHOOL. To  be  L E T T,  or SOLD, AHOUSE fituaie ten miles from Hyde-Park-Corner, and on the Edge of a Commtr: ru.u- Hounlbw ; the houfe is particularly adapted for a L.'.dics Boaiding-School, having two excellent rao;r,s, eath of them meafur>;s 27 feet by ai feet, with flecping-rooms, Asc. The whos houfe and garden are encj.ifed with a high w ill. Thtrz is alfo near the above an excellent ORCHARD, con-taiuin^ aboutan acre and a quarter, which will be lector fold with the above, if required. For particulars inquire of Mr. Byfield, Manchcfter-Bindings, Weitminfter. [laS This Day "juas ptthlijbed, The   SECOND   EDIT ION of THE Interefting Narrative of the LIFE of OLAUDAH EQUIAN O, or OUSTAVUS VASA, the AFRICAN. Written   by   HIMSELF. This werk is n"atly printed on a good paper, In a duodecimo, or p�ekecfiz'.', ar-d compr'-fed in Two handfome Volumes, prie 6s. unbound. In Vo'ume I. is given an elerpnt FiO-^tifpiece of th? Author's Portrait. Vofums II. a Phte, Cuwing the manner ihe Author was fliipwrerked in 1767. Printed and fold f >r the Author by T. Wiikins, Alder-manbury ; foil alfo by Mr. Johnfon, St. Paul's Church, yard ; Mr. Buckland, PaternnftPr r^w ; Mt-ffrs.. Robfoa and Clark, Bond-ftreet; Mr. D^vis, oppofre Gray's l.ir^. Holbc-rn j Mr. Matthews, Strand; Mr. Srxckdale, Piccadilly; Mr. Richardfon, Royal Exchange ; Mr. Kearflejr, Fleet ftreet; and the B wfcfellers in .��xiorA and Cambridge^ r.n.d by the Author, No. ic, Uaioa-flr:et,. Middkfex Hofpital. .. L*4   

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