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   General Evening Post (Newspaper) - April 6, 1790, London, Middlesex                                (L  O N  t> Price'Hiree-Pence Halfpenny only. From TUESDAY^ April 6,  to THURSDAY, AprIl       ij9*>. 8813 Wednesday, April7. From 'the LONDON GAZETTE. Whitehall, April 6. ^f^^?^^"5''aHE King has been pleafed ^^^/Z^^i^'^ to grant unto Sir Alex. (^i:AT Hood,   Knight of the ^iMS^Sij of   Rear-Admiral   of r^^T=g^?^'7^ Great-Britain, in tlie iT&&�m!.mry&-\ Efq* deceafed. S  H I  P - N E W S. Deal, April 5. Wind N. E. blows hard. Came town .and failed, the Queen, Douglafs, for India, and London, Beatfon, for Quebec. Remain in the Downs the Scout floop and Nimble cutter. Grave/end, April 5. Pafled by the Four Brothers, Dirks ; Vrow Anna, Peters ; and Vrow Sophia, Myndes, from Groningen, and Ema-huel, Morts, from Norway. LONDON. An order of Council has pafled, that the number of midftupmen fhould be doubled on board tevery King's (hip. An additional Lieutenant is Ekewife to be appointed to every fixth-rate veflel, lb. that on board thofe veffels where there ufed to be enly one, there will now be two Lieutenants. The reafon of this regulation is faid to arife from the number of young men entering into foreign fervices, becaufe there was not fufficient encouragement at home. Prince William Frederick, youngeft fon of the Prince Stadtholder, is on his departure from the Hague to Berlin, from whence he will go to the Court df B'runfwick, and return in Augtifr. or September with his Highnefs the Hereditary Prince of Brunfwick Wolfenbuttel, the contracted feufband of the daughter of the Stadtholder. Letters from Conftantinople fay, that the hopes they had entertained that the negotiations for a p;ace were carrying on at Jafly were vain, the Grand Signior having declared that he will try a third campaign. The command of his armies has been enrrufted to the Pacha of Aleppo, Prince Maurojeni, and the Pacha of Travenick ; iome Serafkiers and Pachas will command detached corps under them. According to the above letters a fecond divi-fion of the Turkilh fleet had failed on a cruize to thie Archipelago. Letters from Constantinople mentign^that Jufuf Pacha, who was Grand Vizier in the campaign of 1788, and fihce Serafkier of Kmael, is again appointed Grand Vizier, to fucceed the old Captain Pacha, who has reiigned. A letter from Constantinople, dated February 4, received from on board the (hip Lightning, Nicholas Frederickfoni Cominander, recites, that they had met with tremendous gales of wind 12 leagues from the faid place, wherein a number of French and Turkifti mips had been loft; that the froft was fo intenfe> accompanied with fnow and fleet, as to occafioh the clew garnets and bowlings to be cafed over the frze of the flirouds; the jacks and meets as large as the cables; head-rails and ariehor-ftbeks became one folid rriafs of ice; the fails fo frozen that they could neither be clued up or handed either by tackles or any contrivance whatever. This is looked upon as very �xtraordinary in thofe climates, more particularly coandering the late feafon proved fd remarkably tnild, according to the feveral accounts received of the Northern parts of the Baltick having been open the whole winter. The King of Sweden has confirmed the fentence of the court-martial againil General' Baron de Sprengportenj for going over to the Ruffians* and Be is to be beheaded, when he falls into the harids of the Swedes. Thurlday laft his Excellency the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland* attended by the Commiflioners of the Board of Works,the Commiflioners for making wide and convenient ftreets* and the Commiflioners for paving cleanfing, and lighting, all habited in Ma-fohic uniforms, aiid efcOrted by the regiments of horfe in garnlon* proceeded, at nine o'clock, from Dublin Caftlei to Ifland-bridge, where his Excellency laid the firit ftone of the new bridge to b* erected there. Frdm thence they proceeded tft the foundation of the ne'w bridge, near jhe Lower Ferry, of which his Excellency alfo laid the firft itone, when the great iron boom was thrown acrofs the river, -in order to prevent the interruption of (hipping to the work. The con-tlufion was announced by fignal-rockets, which were anfwered by three rounds from the Salute-battery in the Phcenix park, and as many vollies from the troots tn garrifbn. The Hungarian Chancery has iflued notices, that all notes and^bjlls, bearing intereft (the payment of which had had a temporary ftftppage), will' be paid in June next, and the interelt continued in full credit. Preparations for the celebration of the enfuing muficed feftival in Weflrhinfter-Abbey will begin makitg before the expiration of the month. The building will be larger than at cither of the former meetings, is well the performers as the auditory part. The Bahama Gazette of January 5, fays* * A French, fhip, homeward - bound, is call away among the Windward Keys." Lachlan M'Tavifli, Efq; is appointed Snr-veyor of the Window Duties in Scotland, in tlie room of the late Mr. Jnnes> deceafed. On Saturday the Rev. Mr. Peters reflgned his feat in the Royal Academy. It is faid he conceives it in fome meafure inconfiltent with the dignity and ferioufnefs of his clericalfuncUon. A Temple of the Doric Order is building by Lord Shrewsbury at Shooter's Hill.-He intends it for his Archery, and it will be very beautiful. Mr. Taylor's beautiful villa, erefting near Ewell, promifes, when finimed, to be amongft the ruris delttitt of Surrey. A fmall houfe is eredling in the charming vale of Clwyd, for the temporary refidence of Mr. and Mrs. Piozzi;-there they mean to fpend the enfuing fuftlmer. Mr^Qukk laft night played Richard ; and if he did not prove himfelf to be a good tragedian, he was found to be a good politician, for he drew a full houfe. The heat at Edinburgh, by Fahrenheit's thermometer, has been about eight degrees and a half greater every day, upon an average, at eight o'clock in the morning and evening, in March, 1790, than in Match, 1789. A fox, hard purfued by Mr. Scudamore's hounds into a garden,- feeing a window of the houfe open, leapt into the bedchamber, where he hid himfelf under the bed cloaths. The following laughable incident lately happened in this city.-A footman being discharged from a gentleman's fervice, who had a very hand-fome daughter, the footman, forfooth, took it into his wife head, that he was the objeft of the lady's love, and in confequence wrote her a love letter in a very prefling ftyle, and concluded by telling her he would call in the evening. The lady, who had not the molt diftant regard for the fellow, was furprifed at his impudence, and immediately fhewed the letter to her father. The father having two or three gentlemen dining with him, imparted to them the itory, and it was agreed "that each mould provide himfelf with a horfe-whip. At the hour appointed the lover came, and being (hewn into a room, underwent fuch a found correction, as in all probability will prevent him from ever taking it into his noddle to write love letters to ladies of rank or fortune. / A curious circumftance occurred at the affixes for Surrey in fwearing a witnefs, who was a Jew. A book was produced by the Cryer for an Hebrew Bible, and which the Jew affirmed to be one ; but, on examination by a learned gentleman, then fortunately in Court, it proved to be nothing more than a Jenv Prayer Book, with fome portions of the Bible. On fuch a book jews will /wear faljely, and not call it perjury ; if, therein fore, Courts of Juftice wifti to get the truth from Jertr tvimeffes, they flwmld order their Cryer to provide himfelf with a genuine Hebrew Bible. A boy, fourteen years of age, was called as a witnefs, who feemed to have no idea of the nature of an oath, and whofe mind had been fo neglected, that he had never been taught by his parents fo much as the Lord's Prayer and Ten Commandments. Thefe inftances evince the neceflity of Sunday-Schools, and an univerfal attention to the education of the children of the poor. Many of thefe begin early the career of vice/*becaufe no care has been taken to lead thein to virtue. We may hang or tmnfport to Botany Bay old offenders, but it is idle to think of reclaiming them. A general reformation of manners mult begin in a reformation of children. One perfon (John Powell) vVas convicted of bigamy. A fire lately broke oht, about five in the morning, in the flour�mill at Waterfprd, about three miles on the other fide Hertford, which in little more than two hours entirely confumed the mill, (tables, warehoufes, &c. together with grain, nteal, and other property, to a- large amount. Mr. Geare, foreman of the mill, and matter of a public houfe nearly adjoining, the only dwelling within a mile of the fpot where the accident hap pened, had nearly loft his life in an ineffectual attempt to fave his employer's books ; for he was fo near being fufibcated, that he was dragged out by his own fon, not fo much as a minute before the whole roof fell in, being in a Hate of total infenfibility. However in a fhort time after being in the air, Mr. Geare recovered. MARRIED.] On Wednefday laft> Mr. John Thomai, linen-draper, Bfidge-ftreet, Weftminfter, to Mifs Reid, daughter of-Reid, Efq; Captain in hi* Majefty^ Navy.-Laft week, at Auchmill, James Horn Elphinftdn, Efq; of Logiej tp Mifs Davidfofi of Midmah .DIED.] On the |oth ult; at Turrlharh-greeh, Mr. Twyford, late watclimaker in the Strand.*-* At her houfei Briftol Hdt-wells> Mrs; Pnhgie, relict of the late Thomas Rringle, Efqi of Symington.-On the 20th ult. at Pittettweem, Williani Douglas, Efq; of Pjnkertori, aged 79 years. BANKRUPTS-William Raker and WiH'utn Butth, of Croydon, Sorrjr, c�!lico-printerJ and copartnefj; to furfender April It, t-ft and May r8, at ten, at Guildhill, London. Attorney, Mr. Dvne, Gnugh-ftjuaft:, Fleet-ftrert, London.   ' _ 'ThomM Wilbaaamj ntftf or l�te of the city of L'nefhr, chetfefaQor; to furrender April 22, 23, and May 18, at. ten, at the Exchange Coftee-houfe, in tbc Northgaw-ftreer, in the city of Chefter. Attorney, Mr. Whitley, in Chtfter. Dividends to be made. John Brock, of Clement's court, Milk-ftreet^ in the city of London, warehoufeman j April 27, at eleven, at Guildhall, LoDdon. William Wood, late of Knightlbridge, Middlefex, iron* monger; April 27, at eleven, at Guildhall,-London. Samuel 6immons, of Billion, Staffordlhire, japanner; April 29, at ten, at the BullVhead Inn, in BiWton. William Sutton and Jfaac Cooper, of Cheaffide, in the city of London, goldl'miths \ May 8, at ttn, at Guildhall, London. Ceorge Preft.m, of Kirkby L nfdale, Weftm-nland, mercer and woollen-draper , April 30, at ten, at the King's-arms, in Kendal. Jofeph Kingdon, of the city of Exeter, dealer in fait and hopfador; May 3, at four, at the Globe Tavern, in the city of Exeter.   Final Dividend. Edward Petch, of Selby, Yorkshire, merchant, and dealer i� foreign fpirituouj liquors; May 5, at-eleven, at the &.ing's head, in Selby. Dividend adjourned. William Fufcy, of Ouftwick, Yorkfhiie, dealer and chapman ; April 27, at eleven, at Guildhall, London. Ceitificate to be granted. ) James Loup, late of Crown-court, Cheapfide, In the city it London, merchant j on or before April 27. Bankruptcy enlarged. Themas EaAftaff, of Welt fiefound, otherwife'Bedfont, Middlefes, dealer and chapman ; to furrender April 21, at t-�, at Guildhall, London. A REWARD. WHOEVER can give Information of OSBORN OAKLEY, a Native of Carmarthen, South-Wales, Mariner, being alive or dead, fliall receive a Rew rd if five Guineas. If the faid Olborn Oakley is alive heyill hear of fomething to his Advantage. The laft Place hi waj known 10 be at is the City of Chefter. Apply to Meff. Maflay and Richards, at Chefter; Mr. Mdr^n Thomas, Norfolk-ftreet, Strand, London : or Mr. Thomas Jojirs, Attorney, Carmarthen. [856 IF WILLIAM COLE, who was bred to the Law in Dublin, who is now, if living, 37 Years of Age, ana who had an Employment fome Years fince near Vauxha 1, will communicate his Add.efs to X. Y. at the B�r/*r' the Spring-Garden Coffee-Houfe, he will derive fome pleiing Information thereby. Any Perfon who can give Information of the Party, is requeued to direct it as above. [866 WANTED to PURCHASE, By  a  CLERGYMAN  of Cambridge, AN ADVOWSON. or any other Preferment, foon to be in Pofl'effion of his Son, A. M. of that Univerfity. Eight Thoufand Pounds are ready to be advanced. Secrecy may be depended upon, and any teal Gentleman (hal! be waited on by the Principal, directing (Poft-jtjid) to the Rev. A. B. No. 17, Crown-court, Bow-ftreet, Covent-garden, London. [$73 APerfon about 30 Years of Age, being reduced "by Misfortunes, wilhes to undertake a WAITER'S PI-ACS �t^go�^4NN j or  Lii;�Jn a Gentleman (either refiding in England or going Abroad) } or any other creditable Place fimilar to the above. His Character can be vouched for by all the principal Inhabitants of the Town in which he was born, and has fptnt the greatefl Part of his Life. Letters (poft paid) directed to S. S. at the Poft-Office, Wiibech, in the County of Cambridge, will be' refpectfully atten.'ed to. [&79 COCKING.     ' ' TO be fought on Monday the 12th of AprM In ant, and the following D>y, at the Dolphin Inn, in Chichefter, A MAIN OF COCKS, for Ten Guineas a Battle, and an Hundred Guineas the odd ; the City of Chichefter and the County of Southampton againlt Henfield, Horlham, and the Eaftern Part of the County of Suffex. 857] PERRIN and BROMLEY, Feedtrs. RIVER      L  E  E. NOTICE is hereby given, that a Mee ing of the Trullees for the River Lee will be held, by Aiij i>urnment, at the Bull Inn at Ware, in the County rf Hertford, on Wednefday the 14th Day. of April Inftant, at Eleven in Ah* Forenoon.   Dated the 5th Day of April, J BEN. ROOKE. [865\ Clerk to the Trjifteesi SEMINARY of TEN PUPIL^. Vacancv f( r One. AMARRIED CLERGYMAN, whofe department has long been the E None aregenuenej but thofe in which the Name F, Newberry is engraved is the Stamps, by the Authority ol the CtfmmifHoners of the Siamp Office. [467 Said alfo by Mr. Rrtlght, Druggift, Bijh: Mr. �hier. dliT, Bookfcllerj Briftol; Mr. Tefleymao, York; MetT, Huiband, Elder/and Co; Edinburgh; Mr. White Book-feMer, Corke; anJ Mr. Vear&j^t,       brid|�,'DubKn� To^he Worthy and Independent Freemen of the fcorough of LANCASl'ER. Gentlemen, .  . TRUSTING that I haVe periealy Msfied my Friends, that the evil Report fo induftrioufly propagated to prejudice me in the Opinion-of the Freemen of Le'ncafter, was intirely without Foundation*, and having had the H onour of Teprefenting. your Borough in Parliament for many Years, I flatter myfelf I fliall at the next General Election meet with that Honourable and fpirited Support you kave^hitherto yielded me. If a fteady and uniform Conduct to promote the Welfare of the Town and Tride of Lancafter will merit a Continuation of your Favours', every Exertion oh my Part fliall be Ufed for effecting thofe great Objects. I have the Honour to remain, Gentlemen, �834 Your muchfobli'gedg and Grafton-ftreet, Faithful Servant,. March 30, 1790. GEORGE WARREN1. To the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the County of KENT. Gentlemen, .     , ICannot too foon exprefs my fincere Thanks, and moft grateful Acknowledgments D ;ou, for the ..very dif* tiuguilhing Marks of your good Opinion, and the flattering Earntrft of your future generous Intentions towards me, exemplified in the extraordinary Concouirfe of my Friends; and exceeding great Majority of Electors in my Favour, acknowledged from the Chair,_at my Nominawoh at Maidftonr^ this Day. " Public Profeflions on thefe Occafioks are'not always the fure Pledges of a fubfeqaeiR correfponding Conduct: 1 feel Nothing, however, in my own Breaft that inclines mei in the leaft, to fupprefs an Avowal of my Principlei* and Independence ; and 1 hope it will not be deemed Prefumptioii in me to declare, that if a Heart, animated with a fervent Zeal and Love of my Go (in try, ftcmly attached to its con-fticutional Profperity, the Permanence of thb eAhblifted' Church, the deateft kiterefts of this County in particular* aad to a Concurrence in public Meafore*> no longer than as they are likely to promote thofe facred important Peirlts, may be confidered as recommend a'tory to your ChoiceI do hru t yield to the Dictites of my owm~*in my With, prafl'tcaily to combine thefe Sentiments with that Service as Rcpreiejitative this County in die next Parliament* for the Honour of whtctt I am now a Candidate. ' v I earneftly entreat a Cortinuance of your be ft Endeavours to aceomplilh this mo it defuable Ohject to me, and your Votes and fteady Support, wl^enevOr the Day of Election mail be appointed. I am, Gentlemen, With unfeigned Regard, Your molt devoted .>nd faithful hamhle Servant* Maidflone,                   EuVWARD KNATCHBUL March 8, >7QOj^___[648   w To tht Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders   t the County of SOOTHAMPTOiH. Gentlamen, HAVl'NG been this Day apprwried tif at proper Perfons to repreftnt tliis County in Parliament* at tie next General Election, at is numerous a County Meeting as was ever affembleJ on a fimilar Occafioh, and by 4 Majority fo decided, as to leave ao doubt in the Mind of any as to the Senfe of the County io our Favour, we take the Liberty, jointly, to folkit the Honour of your Votes ani^lntereils.. We ate perfumed] that the unctyptMflrthicitefi 4n h.no each met with in our Canvas, as wen at the general Voice expre�*ed this Day in our'Favour, proceeis from your Zeal for the Independence of the County. The Encouragement which we have already received, leave* us little Room to doubt of our final Succefs t but we trufti. that even fo flattering a Profpect will not induce our Friend! to relax from tkeir Exertions in our Favour, if our Opponents fliould, notwith(landing what has patted this Day, per* fevere in their Intention to go to a Poll. Permit Us tb aflure you, that if we Aould hive the good Fortune to be the objects of your Choiee, we mail endeavour tod:fcharge our Duty, as Reprrfentatives of this great arid ref^eelable County, by a conftant attention to its particular Interefts, as well as by fupporting the true Principles of the Conftitution, and by endeavouring to promote the general Profperity of the Country. We have the honour to be, wkh the Warmeft Griiitude* and the fincereft Refpect, Gentlemen, your moft devoted and faithful Servants, WILLIAM HEATHC0TE, WILLIAM CHUTE. Winchefter, Jan. 14, 1700. . To   be   SOLD, " AVery good FARM> fitukte atHELLlDON, hear Daventry, in the County of Northampton, con* lifting,of a fubftantial, well built Farm-Home, with a g'BdYrd, and very convenient Out-buildings, an Orchard wil pLnerf, and feveral Clofes of good An>be and Pafture LanJ; containing in the Whole upwards of Ninety Acref^ and row. in the Occupation of Mr. Jiih Kevillej at the yearly Rent of idol. r Alfo a convenient Houfe and Garden, adjoining .the ab'vd Premifes. ' (838 For further Particulars apply to Mr. Caldecott, Attorney at Law, at Rugby, in Warwickfeiii; or to Meff. KinderUy an,d Long, SyniOnd's-Inn, ^hanc'erv-Lanej London. KITCHEN FURNITURE or DOUBLE BLOCii"Tili, Manufsctured by STONE and Co. . No. 134, Oxfori-Street. /TT*HE high Eftimation and exterifive Sale df  JL:-*his Furnitura" amongft Families of the firft Confe-�]Uence inliondon, is fufficient Pritof .of" its Superiprity. The following lift forms1 a compleat Serj which Will be kept in Repair for One Guinea'p;r Annum. Gallon Tea Kettle 'c>- 6 6 Coffee and Chnco- . late-fors and Mill o 5 fit of Saucepans    t 1' Set of 'Stewpah-s     I 5 Set'of Soup pots    i' 3" Carp or Filh Kettle b 14 Turbot ditto B. Ti o 54 U Boiling'Pot d'tto o 14 Dutch �>vrn, ditto o 4 Cheefe Toafter       o 3 Caieodef and Bear Pot o i frying Pan tc Grid- iron. "    O- 6 Spice Box & Grater o 3 Bread Grater o   1   0 Flour & Pepper Box 016 Dripping Paa  an4 Eafter o   5    Slice a-nd vGravcy- S-)oon 03* SkimTaer and Ladle o 3 o $�t-of Skewers a % it Two Tart and 1 a Patty Pans 056 } Six Table, one E*jg ; Spoon o  4   S Two Scollops, and tinder-box o   4  o 8 a Complete Sets of Coppsr are now ready Upon fht above Plan, at 14U 14s. which, as well as the Tin Wate, will bs fent, Carriage-frer; into the Country; ana may be had, on th^ fa'Tie Terms, at Mr. Halle's, Bath. fa. B� Ari el-'gan: AfTortmeirt ctf Town-made TeatTrrs, fdl Size, il. 11?. 6d. Alfo a large Stock of Loadon and Sheffi Id Knives and Forks, apian veiy low Term9| for pre-fem Paywent* C574   

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