Wednesday, February 1, 1764

London Lloyd Evening Post

Location: London, Middlesex

Page: 1

Other pages in this edition:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Who (or what) are you looking for?

Find old articles about anyone, in the World’s Largest Newspaper Archive!

Other Newspapers from London, Middlesex


Other Editions from Wednesday, February 1, 1764


Text Content of Page 1 of London Lloyd Evening Post on Wednesday, February 1, 1764

Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - February 1, 1764, London, Middlesex S EVENING POST. Vol. XIV.] From WEDNESDAY. February i, to FRIDAY, February 3, 1764. [Numb. 1024. THURSDAY, February 2. LONDON-Extrafi of a letterfrqn Philadelphia, Dec. to. ^ * X^'i^M^ ^ Governors are not yet, Sj^^wSffci it &ould feem, fufficiently |^5^f ' ' ' ' 35 rouzed, for the frontier in- w _ habitants are left pretty S^Sp .much to themfelves to re- plS^r4�ii l5fa :n?rci.lefs. e,nemy' tpi'*^^�'rf^v^g ��Our provincial troops be-{jft^ltv i^ftC^ ing the, whole allotted to ircc/ c^v*^ gUar(^ an extent; 0f near 200 miles, from Delaware Forks to Maryland. Virginia., Maryland, New Jerfey, and New York", are alfo afleep, having hitherto contented themfelves with fending detachments of militia to the frontiers; the la't province fuppyrts 200 men there. The Merchants on our fide have drained us well of fpecie ; for, aj good authority, within this year, rpo,ooo hard dolUre 'have been exported from Philadelphia to Great Britain." 'i'tiey write from Amilerdam, that one of their Levant (hips had been plundered of a great many effects by two cruizQrg of Tripoli, near the iiland of Scio in the Archipelago. At the General Court held at- the Bank the 25th of January, the following motion was made, and the lame was fciH*niinouf|y confirmed in the General Co|ir.f held yelterday at their houie in Threadneedle-ftreet, viz. ' That the Thanks of this General Court ' be given to the Governor, Deputy-Gover-',nor, and Court of Dire&ors, for their Iteady, ' prudent, and judicious conduct, whereby * the,general credit of Europe, and particu- * Jar]/ that of this nation and city, has been * fo powerfully iupjorted, and the true intc-' relt of this Corporation fo efteutially re- * garded.' Which motion has met with general approbation ; it being Die fenfe of the moai'eu and commercial perions of this city, who are fully convinced that thole Gentlemen highly dc-ferve the compliment paid them. A large opening for a coach way, to be made from Cornlull tq the Bank, is under ' consideration. We hear that the unfubferibed Navy and Victualing Bills are .ordered to be paid off. ' On Friday lail two notorious villains, fup-poied to have- committed divers - robbenes near Enfield-Chace, were committed to Chelmsford gaol, by John Conyers, of Coppice-hall, near lipping, Efq; for prefenting a fowlingr-piece and roboing a man of his n:c-ih'v : one of them pleaded in his defence uiat the gun was not charged. On Tuefday kit the principal ager.t in the moll colily houfe of lewdneis in bohon-row, St. George's, Hanover-lquare, was apprehended and brought before francis Will on, and Henry Lamb, iifqrs. Sitting J ultice. at the Rotation Office'in Litchlield-.treet, 2nd admitted to bail; 'and the next day the MillrcCs or" the faid houfe was alio r.rprchended, and rind George "'our.d to anlwer at To /^Editor ^/"Lloyd'sEvening Post. Sir, AS Frugality is become the modern topic, I earneftly wifh to fee it practifed more than talked of, particularly in ourpu&lic offices. The nation has been at a vaft expence the late war in equipping our Navy, and I am thoroughly perfuaded prodigious fums might have been faved if the accounts of the Navy had been ftrictly examined, m order to deleft and prevent frauds; which .-have been ex-ceflively frequent, and have paiTed mameful-ly unnoticed by thofe whofe province it was to infpeft them. Abufes of this flagrant nature will always continue till there is fome-what more regulation, which, in my-opinion, is much Wanted, and fevereexamples made of the guilty,, who pafs unheeded: a molt flagrant and common abufe is, tranfmitting falle muite.fcbooks, falfe-expences of flares, provifions, &c. which are fo frequent, and become io common, that it's reckoned a great qualification in an officer to know how to knock up an expence of this kind ; and if an honelr man happens to ?11 a place who detects perjury, and will not comply with feveral ua-fawfal demands, it is ten to one but the molt trivial fault is noticed, advantage taken of it, and broke. I have feen a Qaptain confine his Boatfwain for refufingto convert his ftoresto his pleafure, in making fine floor^cfoths, hur-ricanehoufesj umbrellos, fitting andfrihing-nets, blow away a topfail in a calm, 8tc+ threaten and fwear at his Carpenter for not being-a Carver, and making him fine chairs, card and dreiiing tables* andfuch trifles, and all out of his Alajejly'sflares; which is too often " complied with,-, for fear of giving, offence to ' the mighty Baihaw. Arjhse example ! by thofe mal-practices mips are often without necefla-ries when in need: and how fliock'ing is it that an officer will perjure himfelf by fwear-ing to the truth of the expence tranfmitted. I have known an inftancsofa Mailer daring to refule figning a falfe account^ and the next week fufpended for fome trifle; luch is'the defpotic power placed often in bad hands, and too, too often exercifed. Thefe proceedings arc become quite common, and pafs unnoticed When there is a friendly Agent in"the ofiicc, in whole.power it is to nuke wrong feem right. Thus the nation has been defrauded of vaft fums, and I think it moftinfamous that it mould paf. fo long 'unnoticed; a poor man's R is found infinitely more difficult to be removed than." thofe accounts to pafs: but I hope fome wife ftep will be taken by thofe in power, who may ealily ftop it. I 1I1 all give you fe.veral hints o'n_ a future occafion, in hopes they will be noticedand; (hall think myfelf 'happy and well paid; if they benefit my country. 1 am, i?ir, yours, &c. brought before Saunders V. tick rind G; Raid", Efejs; at the laid Office,' and b over in a recognizance. 01 the next Quarter Sdiion for Wi-irminfter, fcr keeping a common bawdy-houlJc in the pariih of .>t. George, Manover-iquare, a.r.a two per-fons bound over to grofecute the lame with effect againit her.. ALL Perfoas who have any Claim ci Demanas-oa theE-ftats or Eftefts of BENJAMIN HADLEV", late of St. J3tt.cs Clerwenuell, Excife-Officerj decciifed, are rfeJircd to apply for the I'.iir.e to hi�Adaiiniftrator, Richard Jacklon, of Red--Lien Street, ClcrkenwtiJ, Cutler.. And all Perfo�i v. he are in any wife indebted to tha Eftate of the fakif Bcnj.unin-Hadjey, are required forthv.ith to pay. the iaiTA to ihe .'aid Rkhard jackfen. [Price Two-pence H^l%eriny.]_ C&ifiderations on the prefent high Pritis of Pke-<vifions,, and the NeceJJaries of Life- By a Weft-Country Maltfler. 4*0. pp. 28. Pr. is. THE high prices tawhich the neceflaries of life nave of late years arifen, has been the-fobjeft-of complaint of perions of eafy fortunes-; and what ftill more affefts the welfare, and mould command the attention of the Public, the murmurs of the labouring poor; Undoubtedly the-intent of Provi4ence, in diffuiing plenty, is, that the whole of a natien fhould partake of his bounty; that thole in whofe hands thefe gifts arefirflin-truiled, after a juft and moderate advantage made, mould not with-hpld them from the people,, or defign or.pradife any^ means to retard the pragrefs of its diftribution. Cora-farmers growtitfhv by engroffing great quantities of land, and holding up the prices of theiy prodqft by the means and intereft o� favors- and-Jobbers; QQfhing was. fo natural as that Hay-farmers fiio^Jd do the fame. The: meadow-Mnds, ab them,, as well askow k^ty the, piitance. left is to fuppo.rt their families. It mujl apo^ar. extraordinary, that,?in this branch oflmfi-nefs, the Farmer; reaps more than dgufeW&e: advantage rjiat accrues to the landlord but. when it is confidered .tbat thefe. peop4e,$q,ualJy -avoid the frequenting of markets as', (^aiavr farmers do, that, they have Hayifafef|nan,. who frequently, purchafe of little farmers pn their own account, or have cqn^derable. farms themfelves, the furpruse will be, removed. By thefe,> and Farmers* under variotts �. pretences, a4�iling perfons; �wejk:&X$e,, to t&i;e in hay immediately; from tfeemi �ritfp-oatpurchAfihg at ma+ket, the quant itygro>vn,, and the quantify expended, is;keptunHn.d!�n;, the appearance of icarcity takes- fil^fe^Stpxa.. lets hay appearing; >abhck]y togetherit. �nd this is the better jkep.t up by thei�4A^ry: of the. Hay-feller,-who regularly djeftate* �o the Fanner the quantity, he is to fend.. Lsyillinoti expatiate on the. exorbitancy ofuhefe*gaiiis,. nor on the .mifchief* anidife^tW^hsy. oc--cafion among the labpurttig tySfXfri -lioweye^' deferving it is of flptice. j Jb^^affer.tWfe-profits ; made,.after.two Crop* are taken of the lands>, the fama.-mead6w| are..varied in:. prp'ijfe^t; quantities of cows and lheepare feen. tq cover them. Every one knows the large price,-"4nd the little meafure milk is fold, at; andl^the fr.eep which graze;thei^ds-aftecih^fec^jia,.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8