London Lloyd Evening Post, March 12, 1764

London Lloyd Evening Post

March 12, 1764

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Issue date: Monday, March 12, 1764

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Previous edition: Friday, March 9, 1764

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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - March 12, 1764, London, Middlesex S EVENING Vol. XIV.] From MONDAY, March 12, to WEDNESDAY, March 14, 1764.. [Numb. 1041, UE S D AY, March 13. LONDON. '^i&i0^*'' T a very numerous meeting _ of the Proprietors of Eafl-'^'(SJiS India Stock, affembled ye- iterday at the South-Sea-houfe, the Court was o-pened by Sir Francis Gof-ling, in which he explained the critical fituation of their affairs in Bengal, and concluded with the following motion : ' That, considering the.great alteration of ' our affairs in Bengal by the late commotion 'in that fettleinent, and the reiteration of Meir Jaffier Alii Caun to the Subahfhip, the ' prefent appointment of a fucceffor to the * Presidency and the military appointment of ' the Commander of our forces', are therefore ."' improper/ This motion produced much-debate, and a majority of the Proprietors appearing convinced of the nec-effity of appointing fome men of fuperior abilities and influence to reftore the affairs of this company, from tliat anarchy and confufion in which they are involved, all eyes feemed to be fixed upon one ; which produced a motion, as if by infpiration, from a candid and fenfible member, who had fet out with arguments againft the firit motion, but who had the honour of proposing this : That Lord Clive fhould be requeued by this Court to take upon him the Prefidency �t Bengal; and t-he command of the military forces there, upon his arrival in that province." This met with an univerfal flvout of approbation, which obliged his Lordfhip to deliver his fentiments in a very manly and l&odefl: fpeech, " confeffing that, though his affluence of fortune, and other fchemes of life, were totally different, yet, if he was called on by the general fenfe of the Proprietors, and matters could be fettled, fo that he could proceed with any degree of prudence, fup-ported by a friendly an? united Direclion, he would once moreftand forth in their fervice." After a fhort debate, the question was put, and carried without a divifion. In the courfe of the debates at the above Meeting the principal Speakers were, Lord Clive, Colonel Southby, Lord Elibank, Major Smith, Sir Francis Gofling, . Mr. Salvadore, General Caillaud, Mr. Sullivan, Governor Johnftone, Mr. Amyand, &c. The Chairman, Mr. Dorrien, gave univerfal . fatisfaction by the.ftricf impartiality which he j maintained throughout. j The regiments of Colonels Draper and Coote, which were lately reduced at Bombay in the Ealt-Indies, are ordered forthwith to be augmented, and are to be maintained at the Government's cxpenc^ Laft night upwards of 20 Serjeants received beating orders, and are to fet out this day for the country, to recruit for the three new regiments fairing for the Hon. East-India* Company's fervice . Eaft-India Stock hath fallen '4 per cent. JTnce Friday lail, from i-Hdf to 15V -half. 5 It is now pofitively aflbrted', that C'ammb-dore Arbuthnot is ihortly to have the command of fix fail of the. line, and two frigate;, to go to the Eafl-Indies, to relieve Admiral Cornifh on that station. Last Friday the Pomona frigate arrived at Plymouth from Gibraltar. The King of France has nominated the Duke de Duras his AmbafTador to the election of the King of the Romans, who was to fet out from Paris for Francfort the 26th. A new writ is iff'ued out fo refecting a Member for the county of Cambridge. His Majeifcy has been pleated to appoint Denys P.olle, Efq; Member, for Barnstaple, to be Governor of Eait Florida, in the room of Colonel Grant. j' We have an account fent us, that on Friday laft two German journeymen Taylors, taking a walk in St. James's Park, picked up five Bank notes, amounting to 120L they immediately went and purchafed a quantity of woollen and linen-drapery goods, alfo a large quantity of hats ; then returned to their lodging, at a public-houfe in Besflfordbury, where they discharged their debts, packed up their goods, and fet out early next morning for Germany. -They are faidtojje .the fame notes advortifed by a Banker near- Chaiing-Crofs a a few days ago. On Saturday Elifha Wilf his feveral cuiiomers : This is the bufinefs of a. r al Batcher, who cannot, at any rate, be long fpared.out, of his mop, without losing his bufinefs ; whereas a carcafe Butcher gees on Monday to Smithfield, comes.home, gas immediately pa his hojiffc, and rides roond the .country, leaving word what flieep o. Jambs he will-lave killed during the courfe of the week till Friday's market; and what price per ilone, according to the different qualities the goods are to be fold at; fo that any child whom he might intrutt,' with a'man to fee^he goods weighed and fet down, can do his bufinefs without his prefence, all being done by eight or nine in the morning. This is the true and only caufe of the exorbitant price wfci*h , meat has been at for fome time pail: For if no Butcher-was allowed to kili above a certain number of fheep and -/ainbs, and if a/great penalty was infii&ed ou Jobbers of beaHs^-we' mould buy, as we ufed to do, meat at ,a;rea-fonable price, lb that every poor perfoii might then taite of what they do riot n'Ow for w^erts, 1 may fay months together, without the^ift of fome charitable perfon. If the Legiflative Power does not take tl?1s immediately into tonfideration, inftead' 6f meat being cheaper, it wiH be as dearag^Jrji-;; for, in a very Ihort time, the whole 'trailer w|ll come into the hands of thefe Eneroflers ar)d Fore{t:illers: As k is, unlefs the Fair Trader will give, if he wants twenty iheep, one fliil-ling, or eighteen pence per head more, than' thefe rnen, the Salefmen will not give themfelves the trouble to divide thena izrtt> fmall lots, as ufed formerly to be done ; a m&ti that wanted but three or four' 'fheep or lambs, might be ferved as well as-the better''paft'of the trade with twenty or thirty; but liowtheYe men have got to fueft � height, that the,^ p6o,r^r part of the trade carindt be ferved at ^iiaHye, fo that they mtift in courfe buy of_ .'thef&.^r-Cafe Engroffers, and become' tributary to them. Thefe Carcafemen are buti'ew in-num-\ ber, and tie kaff, coflfi^crable of theto^kiils ;

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