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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - February 27, 1764, London, Middlesex S EVENING PO S Vol. XIV.] From MONDAY, February 27, to WEDNESDAY, February 29, 1764. [Numb. 1035. T U ES D AY, February zS. COUNTRY NEWS. Ely, February 2,0. HE Corporation-Officers of Bedford-Xevel expect to fi-nifh the piling work of the breach in the Hundred-foot Bank,thisday: Afterwhich they propofe to fet about fleaking. of it, which they hope to accooaplifh in a week's time, and then, if the weather proves favourable, to clofeitwith earth or gault in a fortnight or three weeks more. The country on the South-Eait fide of the Hundred-foot Bank is in a moil deplora-bie condition, the water ftill continuing to rife, and it is feared will do lo till the breach is entirely flopped. Ipftvicb, Feb. 24. Three quarters of an acre of ground, in a field near the river, about a mile from this town, has funk four feet perpendicular within a Ihort tirfe. It is fuppofed this was occafioned by thefprings under it having been increafed by the late rains; the water appearing in feveral places where i&e>earth is cracked''by its finking. N.v-:iO-ic/b, Feb. 2;. At a quarterly affembly of the Corporation held yellerday,- a motion was made, andunanimouily agreed to by the Cominori-Courtcil, to prefent the Freedom of this Carnation,a gold box," to the Right Hon. Lord Chief Juiiice Pratt; in teftimony of the high efteem and veneration they entertain for his wifdom and intc^^cy in his admi-niftration of public jufticc; m particular" for his late noble and upright determination, upon a queftion'that involved the moft exten-five confequences, an:.| was moft intimately connected with the rights and liberties of the people of Great Britain. To which they idded their ard':nt wiiht's for his Lordfhip's health and prel'ervaticn, that he may long continue to adorn that important ilation, which he fills with fo much honour to him-felf, and advantage to his couqtry. But the. confederation of this motion was postponed by the Court of Aldermen. A perfon, againfl whom a CommifTion of Bankruptcy was iffiied, has within thefe few days.been committed to Newgate, on fufpi-cion of concealing his effects. On Sunday fe'nnight a farmer at Much-Clackton in _ EfTex had the misfortune to lofe two of his fons by poifon.. Some Arfe-nick having been procured for the detraction of rats, the eldeft fon, about 20 years of age, thinking it brimftone, took four ipoon-fuls of it, and at the fame time his brother took half that quantity. They drank this poifon about fix in the morning, and died in greaf agony at noon. �* � On'Sunday night as Earl Temple was returning home in his chair from Mr-. Pitt's hoafe'in Jermyn-flreet, one of the chairmen accidentally fell down in York-ilreet, dislocated his knee, and was otherwife much bruifed; but happily his Lordfnip received no &urt. Yellerday fifteen prifoners were tried at the Old Bailey; ten were caft for tranfportation, one of whom was Mr. John Hudfon, a Pawnbroker, for receiving a parcel of handkerchiefs, knowing them to have been itolen ; -and five acquitted. Sunday morning, about feven o'clock, Mrs. MartHa Finch, wife of Mr. Finch, Bricklayer at Deptford, was flopped by a man and woman near1 Peckham-Gap, who robbed her of a bundle of linen, 4s. a flone ring, and fome trifles, and threatened to murder her if ihe offered to make the leaft noife. They robbed a Miik woman, juft before, of 8|d. Yellerday Mary Elgar was brought before Sir Robert Kite, the" Sitting. Alderm-an at Guildhall, on the information of one Fuller, charged with robbing a ihopkeeper in Covent-Garden of goods to a considerable value, a:;d committed to the Compter for further exa*-mination She is fuppofed to have been an old offender, belonging to the Coventry gang, and -behaved in a moll impudent and au-.dacious manner. L O.N D O N. A Mailer of a Daniih vefiel, juft arrived from Malaga, fays, that Capt. Peter Cornelius Peterfon, trom Malaga to Hamburgh, fpoke, the 28th alt. with the Alexander, Capt. Edw. Richards, from London for Jamaica, in lar. %~. ^3. She had been from London fix weeks.-The Wellbeloved, Snow, from Cowtes to . Marion j is^ut.back to Cowcs, after throwing pat of her cargo overboard in bad weather. � On Saturday lail came on before the Right Hon. Lord Mam held, and a fpecialjury,. a paufe,. wherein, the corporation or London, 1 at the fait of the Chamberlain, was plair.tjfr, and j-ofeph Fernanda Silva, a broker, wai defendant, fpr acting as a fftck br-kcr, and ?not beihg. ..legally admitted by the Court of 1^S-^erni2p'-�. when, after a fneit trial, a ver-? cizt was given againit the defendant, in 18 separate penalties of 2d', each, amoautir* in ; The whole to ^ol. fhe event of th;5 trial plainly marnfeft,, rhat brokers, rot !>; kti-as thz law dij-pds, have no r-lit to act in the buying ana leliing ;x0ck.S) ui,� ^ rw in any ocnex. brancn of the brokery bufmoli. To the liDiTOR. 0/Lloyd's Evening Post. Sir, S^INCE the commencement of the new ) .War in India, the converfation has chiefly turned on;the Eaitern manners, and the Company's affairs: I imagine* therefore, that the foil owing1.. 3CCoun t of the methods in which thefe Eaitern nations make war, will be acceptable to your Readers ; it is extracted from the introduction to a Work of good authority, uritien by Richard Owen Cambridge, Efc; publilhed long before thefe late troubles were known here. � " Nothing appears a greater difficulty to the military men in this part of the world, than the'pofiibility of fubfifting -fuch vaft multitudes as the Afiatic armies frequently con-flit oi, cfpecially with fo large a proportion of horie. � ' Tf it be matter of aftonifnrnent, that fuch numbers of lighting men are frequently brought into th>: field, how will it appcar when it is added to the account rhat every horfb-man has two fervants, one to take care of his horfe, the other to procure him forage, j and that all thrfe are accompanied by their I wives :nd children, that there always follows ! the camp a moveable town of (hops, where 1 ev'.rv tiling is to be fold as in their cities,. vPrice Two-pence Haljy.enny.j fome hundreds of elephants for Hate only, and' a train of women (with their numberlefs retinue) belonging to the Prince and the great Officers. For wherever the Sovereign moves, he is more taken up with a vain orientation of pdmpand magnificence, than with the object of the warand it is his pleafure that his fubjecls fhould abandon the capital in order to'augment his numbers. '' To provide for all thefe, the whole country is put in motion, and the ftricteit orders are giveofor all provilions to be brought into the'camp. By thefe means, all the cities, far' and near are exhauiied, but the camp, for the moft part, is plentifully fupplied. " The forage is procured in the following manner. Every horfe-man is allowed a man for the purpofe, who is conftantly. employed in cutting turf, and warning the roots of jc : and this is a more hearty food for a horfc than grafs._ ,A fhower of rain produces another crop in a few days time : and in cafe of continued dry weather, they move their camp to fre/h ground *. " Many ofthelndians abflain from all kincV of animal food, and the greater! part of thenv ufe rice, as their common and almoft only fullenance : and as they have fo great a>�ftie�-ration for cows, they are all prohibited, by' their reUgion, from killing any of that jpe-cies; therefore there generally is a fufficient-fuppJy of beef for the Mahometan foldier&c and thr; faall proportion of Europeans. But' to leffen the furprize of the more exact calculator, it .mufl be fuppofed, that thefe nume--rous armies feldom keep the field any time,-without great lo'fs by famine; fcr a very coi]-fiderable diminution is fcarce'y fek,la.mongjV luch numbers, and very little regarded from any notions of humanity : a famine isr.thwe--fore, neither confidered as any thing.extraor-' dinary; n0r will the memory of it everpre-vent the affemblage of another muhitid^,-who mull alfo be liable to the fame chances of fubfilling or- ilarving, as accident fiall determine. In like manner allowance muft be made for the great loft and damage they fuftain in men, beads, and all th,e implements.' of war, 3 s often as they move in dISicuit roa^s and defiles, and particularly in their method: cf palling Over great rivers. For'fHeir rivers,, when they are net fordable, in fhe rainy fea-fon become torrents, being fwelLed-'to-fuch^1 degree, that they are not to be pafied But flantwife, the landing place being frequently above a mile below the placeof embarkation*-and heavy veffels, built of timber, .could not he brought up. 'agaiaft the. llream- to ferve again.. " They therefore make large boats of a< kind of bafket-work, which they cover with' * They alfo feed their hovfes in the rice-fieiis,-and where meat is-plsnty, they boil the-offal t^rags, and mixing.it with butter and fome forts of grain,. m?ke balis of it, which they thruft down the hoifes throat. In a fc-arcity of prcvifioru^.tb-ey, give them1 opium, which has the fame efrjfl'botH on-the horfes � ar.-.i merr, for at once it dampj their aogetites, and' enables them to endure fatigue; The hcrfe or* the country, are ci.turally fo exceedingly vicious, that' tney ars net to be broke in the manage, and cannor bt brought to aft with the fame regularity in the field, as a fquadron of European cavalry. The Pca--;:an licn-fes beii:g more gentle and docile, � are,grcarly eftteimed, and often valued at a thoufand guineas.Thtfe ,. of India/ fall Fur fifty or a LurnircJ,
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