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   General Evening Post (Newspaper) - December 25, 1790, London, Middlesex                                (L   O  N   I '':�e�Gir Pence. M 6 $J D A Y, Dec. 27. /%flf;L�NDON GAZETTE. �:./"'   jS^T* James's, Dec. 22. HIS day Baron de Volt-helm had a private audience Of his Majefty to deliver his credentials, as Minifter Plenipotentiary from his Serene Highnefs the Landgrave of Hefte Caffel. 'Venice, Dec 1. Sunday -    -     .    3i) laft died, after a long ill- heft; ^obs�t RMie,  irrender Jan. 6, at ten, at Guildhall. Alexander Davidfon and Bedded Woodham, of Mermaid-fcourt, Southwark, in Surra}', fjapmakcrs 5 Jan. 10, at ten, at Guildhall. From SATURDAY; Dec. 25, to T U ESD A Y, -----�   ' ---rtw^nr,       >� 1      �      'j Dec 28,  1790. 893* RETURNS OF CORN AND GRAIN, From Dec. 13 to Dec. : a 1 Price. 	Quarters, j 1	 tjariey - -	 Beans -	1580 Malt   -	3 and they were reduced to fuch diflrefs, \Jk*% witi> dinlci^j^'they ^ot into the Mauritius, Deal, Dee. fore for Jamaica. Gravejtnd, Btc. 24. Pafled by the Young Eagle, Carr, from Leghorn, and Alexander and Mary, 'Martin, from Seville. St. Mary's Planter, Storey, and Julius Caeiar, Hay, -WindS.W. ' LONDON. I R E L A NrDi DiiUiit, Dec. 21. The violence cf the ftorm ofl Wednefday and Thurfday laft was feverely felt on. the grand Canal. Tnflead of one horfe drawing the packet to the country as iifual, they were obliged to.ufe four, with which number they found it extremely difficult to proceed. The water in the canal, in many parts, dafhed ever the banks, and feemed in as great agitation .as a fea. The turf that were carrying up in fome boats were waflied overboard, and floated on the fUrface in abundance in many parts. The Earl of VVeitmorland is at the Lord Bifhop of Kilmore's country feat, near Cavan. His Excellency pays his next vifit to the Earl PBellamont, at his beautiful feat at Bellmont Foreft, attended by General White and Captain ^Mitchell. The Ceuntefs of Weflmorland remains at the Lodge in the Phoenix Park. 'Limerick, Dec. j. Laft: Tuefday night there was a moft tremendous llorm, the wind wefLrly, attended with heavy thunder ana lightning. Several boufas; in- town-have fufFered confiderably, *ndfomc ftacks.of hay were carried ,a*vay in the  country; trie unceafingf vi^ence of this ftorm -Snakes fcvery buaaine^erion 3read the news from the fea coaft. Among other damage the Church of $f. Munc-hin has fufferecl ;  the Weft Window  was^ blown in, and fhutteiedto^ie^ces, the ftucco of the ceiling thrown-down, and. the-reof on the *�utfide furrowed into holes, and (tripped of ths ... -->> Saturday being the anniverfary fe/Hval of Chriil-mas-Day their Majefties and the fix Princeffci,. with a numerous train of attendants, went to the chapel of St. George, at Windfor-Caftle, where they heard Divine Service and a fermon applicable to the feafon. The King, Queen, and the two elder PriocefTes afterwards came down to the altar, where they received the communion, which was adminiftered by the Dean, and made the ufaal offering. The royal "family returned in their carriages to the Queen's Lodge. Yeilerday their Majefties and the Princeffes again attended Divine Service, and heard a fermon by the Refident Cannon, in the Collegiate Chapel, at Windfor. The removal of the King, Queen, and all the Princeffes from Windfor to Buckingham-Hoof* for the winter feafon is fixed for Monday the 17th of next month, \ Yefterday his Royal Highnefs the Duke of Clarence vifited the Royal Family at Windfor. The Duke of Bedford whofe Chriftm** fef-tivities are. honoured by the prefen.ee of the Prince of Wales and Duke of York^~Ss not yet fo far recovered as to be fit fbr the uftiy Htet of the feafon. His phyficians have warned him, that any excefs may make his late aacidejK very dangerous.  The Duke of Marlborough has of late pur-chafed fo much land in Oxfordfhire as ta threaten the extio&ion of fome of the old family jnterefts in that county: On ffti* *eeo�Mt-many of the wealthy country gentlemen make a point' of bidding againft his agents, and his Grace is thought to buy land at a higher price than any, man in England. The fete Duchefs of Argyle was one of the Ladies who conducted her prefent Majefty from Mecklenburgh Strelitz to England. Her Grace was defcended in the thirty-third generation from Charlemagne, and enjoyed fixty titles. Wednefday Henry Speed, Efq; wai unani-moufly elected one of the Reprefentativej in Parliament for Huntingdon, in the room of the Hon. J. G. Montagu, deceafed. The following particulars are communicated in a letter from an office; belonging to his.Majefty's fhip Sirius, dated at Port Jackfon, New South -Wales, April 13, 1790. We were ordered in the Sirius, with the Supply brig under our command, to proceed to Norfolk Ifland (about 300 leagues Southward of this place), to carry a fupply of provifions and (lores for the fettlement which'had been formed there, and of which Lieutenant King wa^ 'Governor. Upon making the fflahd, we ran ih flior)e to difcover a proper place for landing Our ftoro&j-'but the wind blowing upon the land, threw tfjf.Juch a furf, that we found it impracticable. .We therefore ran round to leeward of the Ifljnd', for there are no harbours, and the Ifland is fun-ounded with coral rocks, which lie at fome dil'tance from the fhore. We worked into a bay; but unfortunately the wind fhifting feveral points, made it a lee fhore. We then endeavoured to work out again ; but in tacking, the fhip refufed ftays, and we were obliged to weather* which ran "us confiderably to leeward. Unfortunately fhe miffed ftays upon the next tack; and being near a reef of rocks, the Captain ordered one of the anchors to be cut . away. At this time.it blew hard, and before (he brought up, (he tajled upon the reef, and in a very fhort time had feven feet water in her hold. Wc- threw overboard a harry* with a fmalt line fattened to it, which drifted afliore. Upon, the people there getting hold of w end of it, we bent a hawfer tp he iqtherj which thgyVhauifed afhore, and faftetied'to a tree'jjpoa &Vt&Bg g4oj�ndi We hove" it tight, and fidog 8' gra"ting, which, with a traveller upon the -hWfer' and hauling*-Hoes, enabled two men to be hauled on fhore a; a time, but not without imminent danger of their lives, as they we're- hauled through a furf of up- iwards of 160 yards. In thy way* however, we all gotfafe onlhare� where being fupplie^ witS mvn and provifions, ! rjbey were etiabled to proceed fcSr-Eorop^.] Information has been fent to the Admiralty Office, that the Brigamine Emanuel, burthen 90 tons, Laars, Beck matter, bound from Havre de Grace to Ton&erg, laden whh coffee, nuts, and other merchandise, was, oil the 1 ft inft. in a violent gafe of wind, driven bo {bar*, ajbbat a diile and *h4f to theAVdfl�^r^r Daogti^fs. in the port of Rye, and immediateiy beaten to pieces. The Union, > froih Fali&outh to Padftow, is loft near the Land'� End. The Bmanuel, Orto, from London to Bbur-desux, is loft near Bourdeaux, and two men browned. laiSH StATE LOTTIRT, I7QO. No prize above i5l:*he54th4�y.---No. 12,561, a blank, bat as laft draw���thkd to 500}. Nos. 18,223, *�'79t> Nos. 1,666, 5*114* 6,347, 29,662, 35,530, 37>�54> 9'- Nos, 1,649, 1,689, 3,7*9, 4,864, 7,878, 7,904, 9,271., kp,$77> 12>6$3> i3'2QO� 16,290, 17,830, 19,^8^:21,147, 2^,249, 21,669, 22,703, 24^28,   25,029,   27,784,   28,333,   29,344, SO.Zu, 35^369, 35744� 35>964� 39^597' ^4,355, left in the wheel. Wednefday fe'nnight the Court of Seflion of -Scotland determined a new and very important queftion, refpecling nominal and fictitious votes. Avery great majority of their Lordfhlps were of opinion, that a perfon who had been four months on the Roll of Freeholders unchallenged, cannot be (truck off the Roll, unlefs there is an alteration in his titles; and th3t he is not obliged to anfwer any interrogatories with refpect to the nominally of his freehold qualification, but that the only method of afcertaining that poiat was, by putting the Truft Oath, when he votes at any Election for a Member of Parliament. The Court gave judgment accordingly, . A fhort time fince one Elizabeth Parry undertook, for a faiflihg wager, to walk from one end to the other of that tremendous natural arch at Pyilyll-Rhaiad'r, which crofles the cataract at the height of 26 yards from the furface of the unfathomable bafon which receives the current at tb�bottom-   It is.naturally fuggefted, that the inceflant defcent of tfce �wuer fnrced by degrees its way through the rocfc, and fo formed this lfefflc bridge of one entire piece, and which this enter-prifing heroine crofted without ftiewing the lead dread or hesitation.   It is traditionally reported that only five men ever attempted this hazardous feat, and only two cf the five length, and one of them was virago, who appears to have no more giddlne/t in her head than that memorable veteran who beat the drum on the higbeft point of Sc. Mary's Spire at Shrewfbury, in the reign of Qjieen Elizabeth. The fteeple of St. Mary's, OxfonJ* one of the moft beautiful pieces of Gothic architecture in England; has received fo mock injury by the Ute heavy gales of wind, that it will be neceflary to take it down, to prevent the danger that threatens its neighbourhood. Several workmen digging in the cellars %S a �otton-work, the corner of Hanover-ftreet, Manchester, too near the foundation, the building gave way, and feveral people were boried |� tftCv| ruins j many were dug^ oat alive, and carried tQ, the hofpitals, but their exiftence is defpaired of. Two men and two women were crufbed to death. Leach, a publican, to whom the building belonged, had ftabling under it, and upwards of thirty horfes in them j_ they, were all, except four, dug out almoft unhurt. It happenei aeout eleven o'clock, and a moft melancholy fpectacle it was. The building was fix ftoriej high. Counterfeit Birmingham Bank notes are now in circulation. One was pafled on Friday evening to Cator, the hatter, in Pall-Mall. In the ftorm of Thurfday morning, twenty loaded bargeB were funk upon the North (hora of the Thamesi between the Temple and Somerfet-houfe. -       .if. �    1. ... ma......    - ,  -     x% dentially warded off by an old pocket-book full of papers. Donald immediately hit him over the arm with ti� ftickr which made him drop thi . knife. The third attempted to collar and wreft his ftkk from him, neither of which he could effect: at laft, however, he was overpowered and thrown down by the villains getting behind him ) thev then robbed him of 16s. rifled his pockets* ana took from him his papers, the lofs of which he regrets more than that of his money t Not fatisfied with this!, the cruel villains beat andi bruifcd the poor old:man in a fhocking manner; and would certainly have killed him had not a gentleman on horfebaek- come up at that infUot $ the thieves then rah off) and made ffos* $(capi over the Park wall. The poor man*s deaths, particularly bis coat, were very much torn an^. his right fide greatly bruifedfrom the kicks he re* ceived when down. This is the remarkable old man who laft .yearj having by fome miftake been ftruck gff^tbeT~pen-fton-lift, travelled from the Ifle of Sfcye, in In-vernefsfhire, to London, a journey of more thast' 550 miles, which he performed in 15 days. H� was accompanied by his wife and yonngeft fan; a boy only nine years of age j the old man carried the boy, when tired, on his back. He is now in the lOjdryear of his agei On Saturday, aa,a gentleman Of Ddver-ftreet was croffing. the bottom of Berkeley-fquare, he was knocked down by two footpads, and robbed of five guineas, eight fhillings in filver, and hii watchk *- The widow of Dillingham, the apothecary, at whofe inftance the remains of Oliver'Cromwell are faid to have been depbfited under the Obe--h& in Red Lion-fquare, died lately at Bath at the age of ninety. His daughter Mrs. Qrd, is now living in Queen Ann-flreet Weft. During the illnefs of Mrs. Byrori, who died lately at Bath, two undertaker? Were the moft confpicuous among the enquirers after her health. The Lady could not prevent their enquiries, but (lie left exprefs directions in her" will, that neither of them fhoold bury her. The Prince of Wales has been pleafed to appoint the Rev. George Bridgeman, A. M. and Re  but the dreadful; eftects of this blow were provi;( the'Rev." Benjamin Kerr Vaughan, of Trinit) College, Oxford, and RefiOr of Aveton Siftbrd* Devon, to Mifs Stracey, daughter of Edward Stracey, Efq. of Rackheath, in Norfolk.-Saturday, at Iffingtbu church, Mr. G. H. Sturmy, of LeadenhaU-ftreet, ftationer, to Mrs. Anderfon, of: AMerlgate-ftreet. DIED.] Lately, at Hinckley* Leicefter(hire, Uihv 6th year of her age, Mifs Dorothy Duadas* fourth daughter of Sir Thomas Dundas, Bart.- On the 17th inftant, in South King-ftreet, Dublin, John Kennedy Strong, Efq. late a Captain in his Majefty's 64th regiment.-^-Friday laft, at Hackney, in the aad year of hit age, Mr. j. VoweH, the. only fon of Mr. John Vawell, jun* I'.Ationej', in Leadenhall-ftreet. - Yefterday morning, Mr. Charles Martin, an eminent cheefe-manger^, in Lower Thames ftreet.--Lately, at Carnew, in the county of Wickknv, Ireland, aged i6o, Thomas James, Efq. father of Alder-maa James, of Dublin -Lately, at Baroftown, in tha county of Weftmeath, Ireland, the feat of the Right Hon. Lord Sunderllri, the Reverend V/Jlliam Jephfon, D. D. Reflor of Ray, in th� dioxefc of Raphoe, of Kttbri��, in the diocefe of Cork, and Curate of Monkftowrl. PRIVATE EDUCATION. THE Friends of young Perfona defigned for the UNIVERSITY, the VPROFESSIONS, "or t'ie SUPERIOR LINES of BUSINE-jS, are informed that a CLERGYMAN, accuftjmed to c^;idu�t the rliuftiing Part of E,J.uc,iti9n, ree5iecs into his Houfe, well ficuatcd near London, a limited Number of PUPILS. Th-.y are treated lifcrallyt tha Plan of their Inftrufiion is fuited to tlie Situation in Lif� for which they ire intended, and includw Advantages not ufwlly found in larger Seminaries. Apply at Meff. Sikos, Snaith, and Co* No. 5, Manfion* houfe-ftreet; otatMnElnofley'^, No. ?7, Strand.   [3079 To PARENTS and GUARDIANS. ATROTSSTANT DISSENTING MINISTER, who had a regular Education, and has kept� Bqarding-School for many Years With Credit and Succefs, but lately dcaVmed it, is willing ti> receive t-.va young Gehde-m'jn,' of refpsSable Connexions, into liij Fanfily and uadu his Care, as a,Tutor, on fuitable Terms. Hi refldes.in.a canical, healthy Town on thi Sea-Caaft. [? 119 �'Particulrfs' may be known, by applying to Thomas JetT'rys, Efq; Cocklpur-Street, Charin^-Crofs; or to Mr.   

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