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   General Evening Post (Newspaper) - March 4, 1790, London, Middlesex                                .iuTt -,i Price Three-Pence Halfpenny ovuv. From  THURSDAY,  March 4,  to SATURDAY,  March  6,  1790. 8796 FRIDAY, March 5. Teficrday arrived the M*il from Holland. Frankfort, Feb. i?. * K~tt&iS�%:<'-z "} * A JORJCnobelfdorf, whom ^'fe^^wlSC^ the Court of Berlin has *l�OUgh Aug&ourg, in L " "^^yiA his way to that place, on �Jfgi the ad of this month". � This Miniflcr, it is i-^Jr thought, is to follow the Grand Signior to his army, mould he perfift in the intention of heading his troops next campaign. But the laft accounts from Turkey fay, that he has given up that defign, left his abfence fliould give rife to troubles in the capital. The King of Sardinia has prohibited the intro-du&ion of French almanacks into his eftates. The Duke of Deux Ponts has fuppreft'ed the lottery in his eftates from the ift of April next. Ghent, Feb. 15. The firft number of the extracts from the book called The Black Book is published here. It contains the correfpondence between the Chief of the former Government and his fubaltern agents in the province of Flanders. They wi'l, we make no doubt, be very galling to the nation, who will fee what were the difpo-fjtions and the principles of thofe who were ai the head of Adminiftration. Breda, Feb. zd. On the 24th inft. two battalions of infantry will march to Sluys, in Flanders. COUNTRY   NEWS. Cambridge, March 3. The two gold medals of 15 guineas each, given annually by his Grace the Duke of Grafton, Chancellor of this Uni.-veruty, for the encouragement of claflical learn* ing, wtre this day adjudged to Mr. Frarwis Wrangham, of Trinity-Hail, and Mr. JohnTwed-dell, of Trinity College, junior, Bachelors of Aits. S  h  I  P - N � w  S. Veal, March 3.   S.iiled the Grenville, Dixoa,_ for Charles-Town ;  King George,   Summers, for Lisbon ; and Friendship,  Frafer, for Philadelphia.   Remains in the Downs the Wafp (loop. Wind N. W. Cra-vefendr-March 3. Pafled by the Ann, Gar-rad, and Severn, Stone, from Lifhon ; Columbus, Linthorn, from Leghorn; Grand Duke, Pollock, from Virginia; and Phoebe, Sharp, from Jamaica. LONDON. Yefteiday there was a Drawing Room at St. James's* Prefent the King, Queen, and three Vrincelfcs ; Ducheffes Chandos, Leinfter, Au-cailer, and Portland ; MarchioneiTes Buckingham, Stafford, and Bath, Lady in Wailing ; Countefles of Dartmouth, Ilcheiter, Fitzwilliam, Buekinghamihire, Elgin, Dunmore, Carlifle, Lauderdale, Findlater* Talbot, Pembroke, Aylef-bury, Shaftelbury, Plymouth, Dunmore, Tan-kerville, Edgecumbe, Fortefcue, Chatham, and Hircourt ; Ladies Beauchamp, Pobvorth, Sandys, Boflon, Harrovvby, Digby, Faucit, Coghi.l, Arden, Sheffield, i3i(ho;o, E. Walde-grave, F. Mariham, E. How, and F. Bellafyfe ; Mrs. Kerr, J. Long, A Simpfon, C. Campbell, L. Gower, Payne, Graiuley, &c. and all the foreign Minitlers. The King's Officers in Waiting, as well as the Nobility and Gentry of the o'.herTex, were nearly the fame as at the King's Levee. The Court Avas one of the beft attended this feafon, and was not over till f,\c o'clock. Vefterday the Earl and Countefs of Plymouth v.-tre preferred \o the Queen for the firft time fir.ee their marriage. The other prefentations were nearly'the fame as at the Levee. Wedr.efdaya General Court of Proprietors, was hdd at the Eafc-India-houfe, in Leadenhall-flreet, to ba'.'ot for a Director of the Company, in the room of the late Jofeph Sparkes, Efq; deceafed. The candidates were J. Pardoe, jun. Efq; and Captaiu S. Williams. The ballot was taken, as ufual, in the Ceurt-room, and began at nine e'dock in the morning, and clofed at fix in the evening. At half paft nine o'clock in the morn-\-.\y the numbers on the ballot were declared to them as follow?, after having gone through the hands of the icrutineers, as ui'ual, S. Williams, Efq; 643 ; J. Pardae', Efq; 418 ; upon which S. Williams, Efq; was declared to be duly elected, and was yefterday fworn in. The fame day a Court of DireSors was held at the Eaft-India-houfe, who* Captain Robert An-dsrfop., Commander of the Sir Edward Hughes, t >ok his leave, and will ihortly proceed on his i :tended voyage. Yettcrday the purfer of the Earl Fitzwilliam. Captain James Dundas, attended at the Eall India Houfe, and received the packets, containing the Company's difpatches, and private letters for Bengal, with which he immediately fet off for Graveiend ; there was a greater* number of private letters than ufual, on account of the Karl Fitzwilliam's being the firft ftiip which has foiled for Bwgal this feafo% '   PARISIAN  INTELLIGENCE. NATIONAL   ASSEMBLY. feb. 27. On Thurfday the 25th a number of addrefles were prefented to the Aflembly. Some of the moll important were, one from the community of Paris, praying that the National AiTembly would extend the decree in favour of the Portugueze and Spanifh Jews, to German and Poliih Jews refident in Paris. Another from the city of Bourdeaux on ths Slave Trade. It ftated, that the emancipation of the negroes would be the ruin of fheirawto-merce ; that the trade of the city of Bourdeaux had, in the year 1789, declined fo rapidly, that 1419 veffels lefs than in 1788 were cleared out from that port. (j)n Friday die 26th a letter was read from the colqny of St. Domingo, which announced an infurreftion in that ifland, principally owing to a dread of an intention in government to emanci-; pate the negroes. M. de Centon, Member of the Committee of Constitution, propor:d that a general decree ihoald be made, to ratify the particular decrees, relative to the divifion of the kingdom, which was adopted; and he alfo propofed that the Aflembly mould authorize the Committee to give particular names to the eighty-three divisions of the kingdom.~~ This occafioned a debate, which -ended by the adoptiou of a motion of M. de Mirabeau, to leave to the Committee of Conftitutiqn the right of giving fuch nawes to each divilion as the,y fliould think fit. M. de Montefquieu then called the attention of the Aflembly to the difcuflion ef the plan of a Decree relative to the reduction in the national expenditure of 60 millions of livres, to commence on the ill of March next. After a (hort debate, the Natior.al Aflembly made a Decree, which, in fubftance, went to reduce the expenditure of the revenue 60 millions, referving a right to enter afterwards into greater detail : And it was alfo decreed, that an eilimat" of the expences for the current year (1790) lhould be immediately laid before them by the Miniiler t>f Finance; and that the Committee of Finances mould, in eight days, lay before the Aflembly f.me plan to rz-pl ce the Gabil TaX'ior the current year. On Saturday ths-ayth the National Aflembly proceeded to the difcuflion of Title II. of the Plan of the Decree abolishing Feudal Rights; and, after a long debate, turning chiefly on local cuftoms and ufeges, which could not in the leaft degree be interefting to oar readers, and hardly intelligible out ol France, the National AiTembly made a Decree, confifting of four Ar-tjcles, by which all Seigniorial Rights and Servitudes, Mortmain Perfonal and Real, and, in fliort, every veitige of Feudal Slavery, is torn up by the rocs. On Wednefday evening their MajeRics and the Princefles attended the Concert of Ancient Mufic, being the fifth. Lord Fitzwilliam made the fele&ion, and it received every mark of Royal approbation. Cramer difplayed his wonted powers in a coicerto. Mifs Poole did juflice to a fong of Handel's. And the Anthem " O fing unto the Lord," was fung by Storace and Kelly, in a maiterly manner. An Inflallation of the Knights of the Garter will foon take place, at which the Prince will bear a confpicuous part. A very fine feather is preparing for his Highnefs on that occahpn,-though his bell ornament will be his virtues. ' On Wednefday the Members of the Royal Academy had a meeting, when the council laid before them the unalterable refolution of Sir Jolhua, to reflgn the chair. After fome deliberation, it was agreed to meet on a future night and proceed to a new election. We have authority to allure the public, that the Mufical Performances in Weftminfler Abbey will be refumed this year, under the patronage of their Majesties. Yefterday the following numbers were drawn prizes at Guildhall, viz.-No. 46,001, a prize of 500I.-Nos. 31,607, 46^301, 45,161, 25,709, 17,787, prizes of icol.-Nos. 4-435, 9.749. 31,493, 21,171,44,433, 18,557, 8,64z, I4>593> prizes of 50I. The beautiful cedar at Hillingdcn, blown down by the late high wind, was upwards of live feet diameter. Tenducci died lately at Genoa cfan appolexy. In paying this debt to nature, he has at the fame time paid another of ten thoufand pounds. The Rev. George Anguilh, brother to the Duchefs of Leeds, is appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the f a y - Stt4et* MOST refpeclfully inform their Friends and Cuiiomas thfy have now rejdy for falc the curious THKfcAD which has hitherto been fold only by Men". Sase . and Rawd"n, known by the mark. They likewife b?g l~ave to acquaint thr Public, they are the only FutcJiafirsof Aicfl". Sage and Rawdon's retail Stock, and are determined to keep e�ry article of the brft quality. With paying the grea eft atten.ion to the bulinefs, and tbe recommendation of Men", Sage and Rawdo 1, they hope to experience a great fliare of the favour: of their late Cuf-tojSers. (^43  """""V A N T.ii-D   to   PURCHASE, **r-    Or RENT On a very lon^ Leaft, Ai<*.at, coni~*ft, brick DWELLING-HOUSE, fii-rir a Gent-xman's-Family, .^ith ill convenient offices, and with fro:n 20 to 30 seres of meadow land conrigu us thsrefo.. 1 he c..unties of.JJjjcks, Brrks, Han'rs, and Surrey,, to bs preferred j the dj laj&^jjoc lefs Ina.m f hi iy,   or tj cx<�ei Sixty M.les frorn. t�^SD�5-.iii * genu el riei^hboori.ood, au4~ near a good matk�c t^rff. v Lecers, ad4te!&4v<�'I^ M. at W. Wheiidon's, Bb�?u, and that you will not think me unworthy of your Suffrages and hearty Support at tne (nfuing General Eledion ; and it is on this Ground only that 1 fhall again prefume to folicit the Favour of your Votes and Intereft. 1 am, Gentlemen, With "the trueft Sentim nts of Regard and Eiteem,  Vour much OJli^ed, And faithful humble fervant, Plymouth, A. GARDNER. Feb. 1,  179c. (442 To the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the County of SpUTilAMP TON. Geml-jiicn, HAVING been this Day approved of as proper i'e fon� to teprcfent this dunty in Parliament, at i�e next Gcn;ral Eledtion, at as numerous a Couary Meeting as wa� ever affenibled on afimil r Occafiun, and by a Majority fo decided, as to leave no doubt in the Mind of any as to the Senie of the County in our Favour, we take the Liberty, join ly, to folicit the Honour of your Votes and lntereits. We ate perfuaded' that the uncommon Succefs we hive each met with in our Canvas, as well as the general Voice expreffed this Day in our Favour, proceeis^from your Zeal fc-r the Independence of the County. The Encouragement which we have already received, leaves us little Room to doubt of our final Succefs : but we truft, that even fo flattering a Profpect will not induce our friends., to relat from their Exertions in our Favour, if oi.r Opponents Should, notwithstanding what has palled this Day, per-ftvere in their Intention to go to a Poll. Permit us to allure you> that if we mould have the good-Fortune to be the objects >'{ your Choice, we(fhii.' endeavour tooVicharge ou* Duty, as Representatives of this great anJ refpe&able County, by a conflant attention to its pa ticalar Intemfl*, as well as by Supporting the true ^rincp'es of the Constitution, aud by endeavouring to promote the general Profpsrity of the Country. Wehav_etrie h n-'ur to be, with the w .rmeil Gracitude, and the uncereit Reflect, \ Centlemen, ynur moft devoted anlfsit''ful Servants, WILLIAM HEATHCOTE, WUUAM CHUTE. Wmctjefter, Jan. 14, 1790. o HOUSE  of   COMMONS* Thursday^ M&rtb 4. N the bringing in of the Birmingham Can.tj bill, Mr. Gilbert made fome observations On the vvartt of attention in the promoters of the bill to a proper fupply of water, which, he faid was to be brought to it from a place fifteen miles diilant; and that, befides the inconvenience* whack mutl arife to individuals from io long a Cut, it was not likely to be obtained in iutficient quantity* Mr. fftbb faid, there was not only a TufEcient "fupply of water provided for by the plan for the Canal, but the promoters of the bill had alfo the general confenTof the per ions vvhoie property was like'v to be aftsfted by it. Mr. iVigley hopi>i the matter would be fairly difruflcd at the proper it.tge, and decided on accordingly.  .V Petition from, the mr.nufaclurerjj and traders oJ Lancaihire, againi the extenllonof the Excife Law>:; A Petition from the- manufacturers and traders of Briiol, for the repeal of the T-obacco bill: A Petition from the DilUliers and Keftifiers of JBiitiih fpiiits in London and Wlcltmlhiler, praying an alteration of the 'hte regulations refped-ing the duties : And A petition from the Publican*-on ths fubjeiiNof their being obliged to take out licences as dealers in tobacco, were feverally prefented> and ordered to lie on the tableg The Bill for the cultivation, of Commonable Lands was read a fill! time, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Duncembe f?.id, he approved of the priri-�_ ciplc held out by the title of the bill 5 but a,s (At as he underllood of it, neither the title nor the preamble was properly defcriptive of the real principle, which did not,- in his opinion, tend to encourage the cultivation of commonable lands. He mould therefore oppofe the bill cn the fecond re#?Khg. Mr. JoUffi fkid,_he wilhcd the bill to be fully and maturely difculled; and, that Gentlemen might not be taken unprepared on the fubjett, would leave it to the Houfe to fuggefl a day.for tl)e fecond reading, rather than move any day him-felf. The fecond reading was fixed for' Thurfday next. A Petition was prefented from the Duke or Athol, fitting forth the circumfla.RCes under which the Sovereignty of thelfle of Man had been ceded to the^rown, and praying Jeave" to bring in a bill for appointing cOmmimoners to enquire what rights, ceded with the fovereignty, -might be redored without prejudice to the object (the prevention of fmuggling) which the croArn bad in view in obtaining the fovereignty. Ordered to lie on the table. The bill for repealing t!i2 dattes on tin, exported beyond the Cap^ of Good Hope, -wa* read a third time and paiTed* Reform of th/ Rrpresentation. Mr. Flood role to ftate his proposition for a reform of the rcprelent-ition .of the people in Parliament. The fuhject, he was aware, was furrounded withdiiliculties, fome of which were inherent in it, but many uf them fuperadded *y the interells and prejudices of individuals or particular bodies of men. He requeued fuch perfons to fufpend their piepolTelTicns, till they heard his proportion ; and then, if it fliould appear that they could do their country an eflen-tial fervice without any material injury to their private interells, he trufted he mould find them ready to do it. He apologized for attempting, with talents and influence fo much inferior, a meafure, in which the Chancellor of the Exchequer h'ad failed ; bat he obviated the objections which had been made to the Right Hon. Gentleman's plan ; he. availed himfelf of. the lights that had been thrown upon the fubjecl: by him, and he had great confidence in his fupport, joined to that of a Right Honourable Gentleman oppoltte to him (Mr. Fox). The meafure was one,, which, from its nature, could not be expected to fucceed the firft, or even the fecond time; but which mull fucceed at laft, if followed up wi^i perfeverance. In the firft place, he mould afliime as a principle, what he would not venture to alTert in a^i aflerably for which he felt lefs refpeft, that the Houfe of Commons 'was not an adequate repre-fentation of the.people. This pofition being notorious, and he conceived generally admitted, it was unneceffary to fupport it by argument. The Houfe was the legal, but not the adequate repre-fentatton of the people; for as the majority'included the whole, a majority might {bmeumes. confiil of thofe Members who were returnee, not by a majority, but by a very fmall comparative number of the prefent electors; and, thus, of thefe who were reprefented, might the few in reality bind the,many. He could not fuppofe �at the words ^ully and freely reprefenting, Sec. introduced mto the declaration of right on the Regency quedion, were at all meant to preclude the dif-cuifion of the inadequacy of the reprefentation. Monarchy, Ariitocracy, and Democracy, the three component parts of ths Britifh constitution, he was not only an enemy to any one without the other two, but to any two of them united without the third.   The Monarchy and the Ariilo-   

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