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   General Evening Post (Newspaper) - April 20, 1790, London, Middlesex                                ( L  O  H   D  OF N. ) Price Three-Pence Halfpenny o w l y . From TUESDAY, April 20,  to t H URS DAY, April 42,  1 790. WET)N�SI>AV, April 21. 'From tie LONDON gazette. Vifeie'N-Ai Apml .3. dom is expe&ed to take G?fef'i^':! place about the middle pf. Stockholm, April y. Ad-;-<,i-�.., vices have been received, vfi'i'v^" that the King of Sweden y. _ reached Abo in fafety on the 3111 of March} and f eal, 'April 19. Wind N. E. Came down, and failed, the Sally, Crichton, fqr Charles -Town; Speedwell, Sughrue, for St. John's; and V/illiam Pitt, Mitchel, for India. Remains in the Downs the Diligence pilot. Grave/end, April 19. Faffed by the Dunkirk, Jbhn'on, from Dunkirk, and Two Brothers, Van-aerplas, from Rotterdam. LONDON. , Their Majefties vifited   the three  younger PrincefTes yefberday at Kew Palace, and at two p'eldc'k returned to Buckinghara-houfe to dinner. Yefterday his Royal Highnefs the Dake cf CJarence dined with their Majeities and the Prin-fcelles at Buckiagham-houfc:. The Right Hon. David Latouche, and John patoucficH �fq; are returned Representatives in the next Parliament, for -the borough of Nevv-fcaSle, in the county of Dublin. Accounts from Spain mention that very ferrous eonfetjuences are likely to arife, owing to the new iluty of five per cent, laid on all foreign manufactured merchandize, which is made to extend ^0 all that is unfair! in that kingdom- The merchant! in all the trading towns ltrongly oppofe this retrofpedYive aft, and with fuch firmnefs, that it is thought the Spanifli Government will repeal that iJart of it. , The Bombay Grab unfortunately caught fire at Bombay the 13th of Augufl laft, by which accident %2 Europeans and four natives were, either burnt or drowned. His MRJefty's {hip Southampton, on Thttrfday lafr, eff the Start, fell hi with.a fmall flddp, dif-rnafled, from Plymouth* fcoonai-; "� Jerfey, W bailaft, which Captain fceatestcok in tow; but the wind .fluffing fuddenly, the Southampton imfdrtanately fell on board her, by which accident (he was fo much damaged that it became ne--ceflary to quit her.. The paffengers and crew were taken Qn board the Southampton, Among!! the former is Lieutenant Pointdefter, of the Navy, the Counts Bide and Chevereul, the Coontefs Chevereul, two other Ladies, � and a c uple of fervants. tt is with great pleasure.that we fee the fcari-dalous fraud which has fo long difgraced the kingdom of Scotland, at length taken up in the Houfe of Peers, and that the great Law Authorities have pronounced their opinion on it. An Appeal has been brought by feveral Freeholders of Aberdeen, againft the Duke of Gordon, who parcelled out an eftate into twenty-five lots, and iiiade them over in trull to twenty-five friends, as qualifications tovbte at elections fcr the county. " The"" Lord Chancellor, highly to his honour*' faid it was impbflib'e that the law of Scotland, when it limited the Aim that was neceflary to form a qualification, Intended that any. man mould have as many votes as he had ttumbers pf times the value of that.fun*.   It certainly rheant^ cx-a&ty what a fimilar law meant iu England; that he mould have btlt one vote for one place> be his eircumfrances as opulent as they might.   And that this was fo, appeared from the oath required by riiat lew; for an oath, more Uriel, more pre-cife, arid lefs open to mental refervation, he never , read nor heard of.   In fpeaking further of-this oath, he gave an opinion which will make a forcible impxefiion on the minds of gentlemen. Sir John Macpherfon's was the particular qualification on which the appeal was made.   He was-made Parchment Baron while in India, and he has not as yet taken the oath.   The Lord Chancellor faid, it was rather Angular that fuch men fliould have been chofen for fuch a trufh   From the ge~ ruralchar afterof that Honourable Baronet, he could no itfore believe that be would take the oath, than tkat he (the noble Lord) fbould ever fo far forget ntihat be otved to truth, to confeience, to honour, rnnJ t� religion, as to take it him/elf. Ltord Loughborough congratulated his countrymen on the good fortune of this appeal having co�e before the'Hcufe, when the Noble and Learned Lord fat on the Woolfack. The attention he had paid to this important futyeel, important not �nly to tha constitution, but the morals of Scotland ^ weuld be the means of refcuing them from a praftide fo derogatory of honour, and fo hurtful to Chrifiianity. He entirely agreed with tKe Noble and Learned Lord on the point of the appeal and the decree of the Court of Seffibns was reverfed. A caofe of ferious confequence tcV fea-faring people was lately determined before the L^ords of the Privy Council, on an appeal from the Bahama Illands. This decifion lays it down, that upon change of property of a veffel, a new re-gifter cannot be obtained for her at any other port, than that where fhe was ojjginally regif-tered, at or near which the fhip's owner or fiuf-band ufually refides; and they have alfo efta-blifhed, that a Britifh fubje�t, without a fixed place of refidence, cannot be the owner of a veffel fo as to be entitled to regifter her as a Britifh fhip. Yefterday a Court of Aldermen was fummoned to meet at Guildhall; but there not being a fuffi-Cient number to make a Court, the Lord-Mayof, on account of the confide table advance in the price of wheat and flour for thefe three laft weeks at the Corn Market in Mark-lane,, was obliged to raife the price of bread half an affffce, or to eight-pence the quartern loaf. �Can't. B-, of the Guards, has jufl made a fortunate elopement with a weil-known heirefs, , whofe Jlerlifig value is 75,0001. befides the perjo-nalities ofyouth, beauty, Sec. Sec Saturday the Lord Chancellor committed the I Rev. Mr. Stevens 10 the Fleet prifon, for carrying, a young lady of the name of Jefferies to Gretna-green, where he was married to her, fhe being a ward of the Court of Chancery. The mother, aunt, and other relations and friecds of the lady, all bore honourable teftimony tct^he character of Mn Stevens, and depofed that they approved ,pf the marriage, although it was contracted without their privity. The Lord Chancellor faid there could be no tfxcufe for a clergyman of the eftablifhed Church carrying a ward of the Court to Scotland, and there' being married by a Blackfmith. The protection of the wards of that Court was of great importance. His Lordfhip, however, paid due attention to the affidavits, which he faid might become a fubject of future confideration. Were there to be no more wards of the Court, or were it a daughter of ray own (faid his Lordfhip) my feelirgs would be different; but, fenfible of the duties I owe to public jullice, and the danger of permitting the orders of the Court to be violated, I cannot do lefs than order the party to be committed. ExtraS of a tetter from Dunfermline, April 15. " A few days ago, a moft inhuman murder wai committed in the neighbourhood of D.umfermline, by a perfon apparently infahe. Having gone into, a farm-houfe, where there was only a woman and ; a perfon in diftrefs, the woman, not liking the Granger's appearance, entreated him to be gone j and finding that he was ftill lurking about the village, fhe applied to one of her neighbours (a farmer) to endeavour to perfuade him to leave the placr, which the fanner did } but as, toon as his 'back was turned, the ftranger aimed a blow at him with an axe he had concealed, and fractured his fkull in ib fhecking a manner, ihat he died in two days after: The perpetrator of this horrid crime is in cuftody." Monday as fome workmen were digging the foundation of a houfe in Middle-fixeet, Cloth-fair, two adjoining houfes fell dpwn and buried tbem in the ruins; one died as he was carrying to the hofpital, and there is very little hope of the recovery of the reft. A maid-ftrvant, ntvc Charing-crofs, was ftabbed on Monday morning, about nine o'clock; from which it feems evident, that the perpetration of this new fpecies of barbarifm is not confined: to One perfon only. We. are informed by a correfpondent, that a dreadful confpiracy was difcovered lalt week, in' the New Gaol Southwark, among the convicts under fentence of deato, and who were executed on Kenningtorl Common on Monday the 12th inftant. Their purpofe was to carry their plot inr� execution, while at Divine Service in the chapel; which was tofeize the officiating Clergyman, the gaoler who attended, and twrj of his fervants, to muHer them all, in order^td prevent alarm and refiftance.; then to make, their way through a nine inch wall into an adjoining court, and from thence to effect their efcape. This horrid plot was providentially discovered by one Prefton, whe has been reprieved for tranf-portation ever firtce the year 1787, and who has been inftrumental in bringing to light two dangerous confpiracies prior to this. One of the unhappy convicts concerned in the above-mentioned plot confeffed, a little before he fuffered, the whole matter to the gaoler, and verified the truth of what; Prefton had difcovered. It may be hoped, when this is confidered, fqgjething will be thought of as a reward for fuch conduct in a prifoner. Yefterday fix prifoncrs were tried at the Old Bailey,' of whom one was convicted of felony, and five were acquitted. The fame day the feffion ended, when 12 convicts received fentence of death, viz. George Cook, j&mes Magg, Sophia Gurton, (who is alfo to be burnt), Edward Humphreys, William Ingham,: Robert Nafh, Gaanard Villoni, John Drayton, Sophia Jones, Jofeph Crafts, Thomas Parker, and Thomas Dixon.-One fentenced to be tranfported for ij. years, 49 for feven years, four fined and to be lmpnfonea in Newgate, three in Clcriwnwell Bridewell, two to be pubJickly and one privately whipped, and zj difcharged by proclamation. The Seffion of Oyer-and Terminer for the City of London is adjourned till "J?xiriay �ext at Gmldhall. The next Seffion will commence on Wednefday the 24th day of May next. DIED.] On Friday, at his houfe, in Hill-#reet, Berk^ley-fquare, David Bayford, ftj. D. and ^.Jg^^f-Sunday, in Parliament-ltreet, Mr. Jame/L^ifer late High Conftable of Weil-minfter. BANKRUPTS. t Thomu $ftrgi�, late of the parifh of B11 king, Iffrt, fcmt now df the parifh of St. Pancras, Middlefrx, deafer ind chapman $ Apill 27, May 5, and ]oae I, at ten. atGuiid-halli  LooijoA.   Attorney, Mr. Chartfr, ParthoIomeaTclofc. Wjll'uia Atfhifon, now or late of Stourbridge, Worceftrr-fhire, linen draper ; to farrender April 30, May 5, and June I, at ten/ at Guildhall, London. Attorney, Mr. Shawe, Ne* ^Bridge-flreet, Chatham place, or Mr. Webb, Bir-minglutB* Wtlliara Pearcey the elder and William Peartey the younger, of Band?leg-walk, %buth thworker ; to fu>tender 'May 6, at the Gorge inn, Frotne Selwood, Somefetihire, and June 1, at eleven, at the Crovn Inn, in Frome Selwood* At-tarnies, Mcl^ T. and R. Peake, Southaatptoivbuildisgs, Lo�dt>nj or Mr. Vaughan, of Frome. Dividends to he made. Ifaac Naffb. of Coleman-ftreec buildings, London, merchant., and infuftr; May 29, at ten, at ouilunall.   Fixal Dividend. James 11, of Aldermanbnry, London, holier j May 15, at five, af Guilrfhil!, London. John Spatemjn and J-ln Hotham, of Cannon fireet, in the city of London, grocers and copartners j May 13, at eleven, at Guildhall, L ndon.   Final Div'dend. James Law, Watkio Williams, and Jofeph Cunningl*m, �f Blackman-ftreet, in the parift of St. JVlary Newirfton, Sttrry, tobacco-cutters, fnuff-makers, and coparyitrs ; May i], at five, at Guildhill, London. Edmund Holland, of Love-lane, London, bTandy-mer-shant; May 12, at five^ �t Guildhall, London, Ja>ne's Bayley and Alexander Boote, of Crnwn-ftreet, Sohn, Mid3lefex, ttphoatfrerj, cabinet-makers, and copartners; May 11, at ten, at Guildhall, London. William Bennett, late of Sheffield, Yoikfliire, cutler; "May 15, at eleven, at the Rein Deer, in Sheffield. Final '''�Dividend.'' William Wootton, of Walfall, Staffv rdlbire, fad'.ets iron-nongcr; May 13, at three, at Hobfon's Tavern, in Wor-C�fl�-ftrctt, Birmingharn.   Final Dividend. Thomas Beard, now or late of Great Sutton ftreet, in the parilh of St.. John, Clerkenwell, Middlefex, xarpenter j May ii, at eleven, at Guildhall, London. - JEiaibeth iyndf, of Burfgc rov,, London, packer; May 49, at eleven, at Guildhall, London. jatnes Cookfor, formerly of Kitigfton upon Hull, York-(hire, afterwards of Edinburgh New Town, Scotland, and f.te of Plymouth Dock, Devonfhire, draper; June 1, at tleven, at Guildhall, London. Richard Adams and Samuel Lay, of Old Ford, Middlefex, callico-printers ; June 1, at eleven, at Guildhall, Lon-oc o. Dividend adjourned. Edward Thorpe, late of Lombaid-ftreet, London, watchmaker j May 18, at tea, at Guildhall, London. Certificates to be granted. John WidJowfon the ytmngeT, of Liverpool, Lancafliire, merchant ; on or before May il. William Lee, of Ceiehefter, Iffex, carrier; on 01 before Mav 11,. John King, late of London, and now of the city of Brif-tol, merchant; on or before May it. Ambrofe Snofwell, lace of W*m)fworth, Sorry, maltfter ; on or before May n. Edith B tanks, of Poole, merchant; on or brfore May 11. John Padl, of Swm yard, in the Strand, MIdaief�x, pamter and glaiier ; on or keforc May 11. Thc-rntt Old* and Thomas Thompfon, of Chelmsford, Eire*; wine �nd brandy-merchants, and copartners; on or before May \j. John Gunjron, now or late of Thomas-ftreet, ih the parifh of St. John, Southwark, Surry, bioker j on or before May tt. :     'r z Bankruptcy enlarged. Abraham Jofeph Baert, of Suffolk ftreet, Charing-crefs, Middlefex, wax-chandler; to furrender June 5, at ten, at Guildhall, London. A  C A R D; CtrRiotJs Foreign Wines,''of prime Vintages (Is Quart Bottles, lecAl Measure)^ Are fold at the lowed (money) Prices, by e. HIBBS, Wine Merchant, Monument-yard. Hts Plan of felling Wines in legal quarts, the Public have been pleafed to approve liberally, and to honour Hi b bs with diflinguifhed marks of approbation; he fiow gratefully aflures them, that all Wines fold by him are, and ever lWH be, abfolutely genuine as imported, of the full quantity charged} and rendered upon the moft reasonable profits pof-fible, andfolong-onlyas hefhallJ/?r;V?/>' adhere to this declarationj can he expect a continuance of that preference he has experienced, and now refpect-fully folidts. The Importance of this plan (unequivocally fair) to private families in particular, is moll obvious, fince evejj^ d)zen bottles are warranted to contain three gallons of wine, making thereby a confiderable faving to the purchafer. *,* Wines of the fame quality are kept in common bottles (and charged in proportion) for fuch as do not prefer legal Quarts. As all orders from the country will be executed with the fame fidelity, as they would be wefe the party prefent, it is requefled that they may contain remittances for the amount, or rfctferensc for payment in London. (843 REVOLUTION., and CONSTITUTIONAL Societies:. AT a joint MEETING of the COMMITTEES of thiefcSOCIETIES, April 9, 1790, Refolv'ed unanimoufjy, That an early ce.~eral"M�'tin� of the Friend* to aParlia-m;m?ry P.el'orci is hr^f.ly dcfi.aole. Refo'ved unashnoufiv', Tliat � general public Meeting be held at tke Crown and Anchor Tavern, in. the Strand, on Fxiday the zji Inftan;, . it Six. o'CJjckin,the Evrning. Adnvfance �. f5j. J     BENJAMIN ; C06?l-R,   . Secretary to the Revolution Society. DANIEL ADAMS, iooj) Secretary to the Con'titutional Scciety., K      S     _S      E      X. AT a General Meeting of his Majofty's LieuT tei:ancy of the Coua y of Eifcx, holien t'.jis D-.y at Chelmsford, in,and forthe f*icL Coun"y, it was ordered ml appoint d, that the Weftem Batt.ili- n of the M LlllA . FORCES of the faid C.iunty mould ?ff mole at Chel.mt'oH aforefaid, on Monday the third Day of May nex", anJ Eaftern Hattulii nat Cokhefter, in the f id Coun y, on Monday the�4:hDay of the fame Mon'h uf Mjj, to by ni^e'.-. tively traini-i and exercifed for Twcty-eight. Dayr t gitber{ pursuant to the Ar on Credit. Henriett*-ftreet, .Covent-Garden. . , . . [94* FRENCH LANGUAGE. THE ^COMPLETE SYSTEM of th�> FRBNCH LANGUAGE, by NICHOLAS SALMON, who teaches privateJy, sud attends Sc'wols, Prioe 5s. 6d, in Boards, as well as the Footftcp or Irttrcd'icYlon to the fame, Price it. 6d. may be lud at Mr. ElmDey's in the Strand; Hookham's, in NewBbnJ-ftreetj^andK.ki�r4fon.%� . under the Royal-Exchange. (5S i � In the Compute SyfYern, the Deficiencies of former C-ran)-mais and Dictionaries are fupplird, an alphaSei'cal Lift, determining what Prepofiiion (not eorrefp'mdh;; wi�h tho-Eng-lifh) each Word requires before Peifons, Plac-s^ Tbtngsj or Infinitives, and when the Subjunctive fkould follow;, art elegant Variety being difulayed, both in the Tenfss and lis every Part of Speech; and Directions being given for attaining as free and juft a Pronunciation as any Nat;.?e of Patta can boaft of. in fhort, the Genius, Delicac\, and R�-finci ments of the Language are pointed out in tnis Trestift, while the Ob'eryations upon th:m remove every Dirfictilty. "HISTORY"of KENT. " THE THIRD VOLUME of Mr. HASTED's HiS'VORy of KENT be'm? finirhed; will be reacy to be delivered to the Subscribers at the latrer End of -ext Month or Beginning of June. Tliofe Gentlemen therefore * who have neglected tj pay their SUbfcriptiori s, are requefted to pay them to their refpective Bookfellers before the End of next Month, that their Books may be fent for them accordingly. Sublcriptions^continue to be take.i in by MefT. V/hite aril Son, Fleet-ftreet j Baldwin, Paternofl-ci-rDw; J-ihtifon^ St. Paul's ChUrch-yard ; Leigk and Sotheby, Vork-/lreei > Payne, MeW�-gate ; Dodfley, Pall-moll ; Robfon, Faulier^ New Bond-fbtet j Hayes, at Oxford; Merrill, Cambridge; Bull, at Bata; the feveral Bookfellers throughout Uie County of Kent; and by MelT. Simmons and Kirkby; at Ca.i-erbury. "  . f94.4 ^ This Day were publijhed\ In Two Volumes, Octavo, Price 12s. in Boards; llluftiated with Twelve elegant Coj-p'r-Plates, eng�ved by Heath, Cook, and other eminent Artiftj, TRAVELS into the Interior Parts of AFRICA* by the Way of the Cape of Good-Hope, in the Years 1780, 81, 8i, ?3,        and 85. Tranflated ftjm the French of M. VA1LLANT. Prin:ed ,for G, G. J. and J. Robiiifon, in Patemofter-tow. fSo8 This day is publithed, price is. 6rf. THE SLAVE TRADE INDJsPENSIBLE. in Anfwei to the Speech cf WILLIAM W.LBER* FORCE, Efq; on the 15th of May, 1789, Cu.i) fuer.s, fanulos, pr-vprios msre , thy fellow-cearuie ftill. Solu by W. Ricltardfon,- Royal Exchange; J. Mutmt Fleet-ftreet; aril ]. E'eb^ett, Piccadilly. , � � �---5-:- e publifhed with all pcfTule eit|3e iition, c^nfiftent wi>h the-nece(lary regaftl to be pjid to the Engravings. He beg* leave to add, th>t in the execution of this important part of the Work, no expiree nor ore hive been (pared ; and tra.t - the moft celebrated Artiftj in each department hare been employed. . ^ Printed for Debrelt, oppofite BurliDgton-heofe, Piccadilly. %* Spdcimerii of the Subjects, in fine pn'Tervation, mtj be feen at |. Debret.'s 5 aid Ggmltmen delirou* of early ia>* prethons of the Plates, a
                            

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