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British Press (Newspaper) - February 3, 1820, London, Middlesex BRIOCHES, HATdK.^' ' fi CQJfJMON COUNCIL, bolden iu-lbe.CHAMBER.o{4lia GUlJLDHAbL, oflheXITY of.IX�M>ON,. on W�D-NESftAY.ftbe SiliiUy.oC Febr��ry,:l820} .i TH�RPE.> i . M^SNTfiD: DEATH tttC-FHR KINa: BLACK BOMBAZINES,at' HttleoomeHUab . TWOiTH IROS TIiE4R VA LU E, hfAnt purtliMed wf a mtoufactnrer c foUiiwjni; ASTONBH-ING PRICES, viry good, at 2s. per yard, ihoae at 3�. are cui'ioiinly fine, and usually sold'St4'e.6d. warranted quite pjfr-ffci, the very ji�8t:coloiu�,;�itd.a9T�el�ain(�tlreel, Coveht-garden. , -  ^ . � thereal NORWICH CRAPES (0 be had no wWebnt at Bedford House. mvir. Haliau �rape�*�'} sranneu, rreocB wiimh, ��."., euod &ilio�, 4s.; ricli Velvets, IBs. Sd.* also N�0e�, Du Capes, Levantine*,Tarfeiy's, real Irish fixorcd^nd plain I^opliiis, Lustres,Slufl*, Gauze�,a>�) ejiretjr other faahipaabU CONTRACTS FOflB4|tRAeKSTOKe!t. : ' " CHA!il�ERS,JANtiABT31,lBtt9j . OUCZn Persons us -ore tteniroiis of Contraclide ^!!$ "\^h lU'-Agekt for Cdikmiaar^al "ikujiprietl tit Sttf>Ptr LINEN'ARTICLES of BRUOING, BI:an-: .K^, RBGS, IRONlkTONG^rt, BELLOWS, sPEW. ^^RTI?LES..TIN >V*RI5, X^Ot^yER^VJVj*"!^ iHES,Chairs, 8/SsjvETs,and birch brooms. '^^r^ten tne li'nurs of Clereu and Five, and deliver their ''Riitlir*,'seated op, and dirr lUiWsa Letter lie subjoined to such I'rapositri siitnei^ by Two Prr^^uaof Juiown Property en- Sib4UpS^ptf-}n f ^I^Kcnlai^tir ll�e Ude Perforinance 6f th� Cotttract. �- ' CEREMONIAL OF THEIR L^TE MAJESriliS' CORONATION. CANDLES ON AN IMPROVED PRINCIPLE. jM- I'. DA VIES. 63, St. Martii)'�.|aiie, oppo-ITb.* site New Slanehte'r'a CufFee.hoase, sole ManuTac-lofer if the IMPERIAL IVAXED WICK MOULD C.iNDLES, which are uitiversblly aHowed to burn equal to, wax, deems it necessary to caution the' Nobility And Families againsi the base attempts of persons daily adver. ti(,�n?, as none are genuine but those bad at bis Warehouse asiauovc, or No. 162, Fleel.street. :.- jFine^^ Sperm Caudles, 3�. 4d. per pound; Palace Wax Li jrhts7 or Loop Wax Pieces, 3s. 8d. per pound ; Imperial VYixed Wick Mould Candles, Its. 6d. per docen ; Best .�tfl rBNTURIES; to which are added, PLANS of PRI-bis ou improved principles; and a Description, with Pi; nes, 1^ a CORN MILL and WATER MILL, adapted fOir tlie,EMPLOYMENT of PRISONERS, by the Society f, Bxcter; W�.�hbounie and Sou, Gloucesier; Beaton, Uedsj Lomax, Litch&elds poWnson and Son, Uverpo�.�; Ford, Msneheslerj W^ilkio and'yotiBirBiati, siW^ Bcebao and Sob, Norwich; Bir4salU.iidllo|i,l*or!bai!t|^ip; .RmbifaT The 8th of July, I761, the same day on which the King declared his intentions to demand iii mar* riuge her Most Serene Highness the Prihcess Char-lotte of Meckleuburj^h, his Mujesty sijjned the following Proclamatinn for iiis Cnronntion :- PROCLAMATION. Georok R. . Whereas we bare resolved, by the favuur and blessing of Almighty God, to celebrate llie sulemuily of our Royal Co-ronalion upon Tuesday, the 22d day of September iiislani, at our Palace at Wesminsier, and for aa much as by tbe ancient customs and usages, as also in regard of divers tenures of sundry maniirsi, liuids, and other Ueredilamenls, many of our luviug subjects du claim, and are hound to do and perfurm divers several services 011 the said day, and at the t'raie of the Curonalion, as in times precedent their ancestors, and tlios-? from whom liiey claim, h�ve done and performed nt the Coronation of our famous pruj^enitors and prcdece.isors; we, llierefore, out of ihe P.incely care for the preservaiion of the lawful rights and iiiheriisniees of our loving suhjecls, whom it may concern, have thought fit to give notice of auij publish our resolulioiis, aad do hereby give notice of and publish the same accurdiu^y; and we do liereby furlher signify, that by our commix^iuu under our (ireat Seal of Great Britain, we have appointed and authorised our most dearly beloved brolher and councillor Edward DnkeofYuik (with all other Members of the Privy Council), or any five or more of thenj, to receive, hear, and determine, the petitions and claims which sli.ill be to them exhibited by any of our loving subjects in this behalf, and we shall appoint uiir said Commissioucrs for that purpose to sit in the Pdiiiled Chamber of our Palace at Westminster, upon Tuesday, the 21st day of this instaut July, at ten of the cluck iu the fore, noon of the same day, and from time to lime to�('jouru, as to them shall seem meet, fur the exccniion of our said Commission, which thus h, to the intent that all'Bucb persons whom it mayauy way^ cnnceru may know when and whereto give their atteiiijanee for the exhibiting oftlieir petitions and claims cpncrrning tbei'r^iervices be-mentioned, to be don^ and |ier'rorinc(l unto us'atuur said Curonalion : And we do hereby signify unto ail and every of our subjects whom it may concern, that our will and.pleasure is, that we do hereby siricily charge all persons, of what rank or qualiiv soever they be, who either upon our lerlers to Ihim dir.-cled, or by reason of Ibeir offices or tenures, or ulhit|u ^tge, closets or tu>t)irieir�vwitli double doors,.!Uii.'urp09e bi''>ide-'l>oiird�, cellars, &(^.'ti��etl lis io'COkilaiu ^fbe {)liifi^; idifthes.'aitd WBtji^lliiiigHSrSMeSS^i'^ifhe? mmmKmmamammamamsaamgsss .(lieie imiiirres'catid-, tt)ii;^l�irortn �|� the middle of ,Uif!;HalI,;.|l)e tableMW(�i4�taV(nl;fo^tlmt part oF tli� ca^tiaj>.y,to:dineiiit ilh^itri fntbe Court of. Kil|g!ll^'Ben pf;uruitity tttschargefl Over the north g�te�Vliictt was oppoidte the Kiiig*� tahle; a'targe '.VifXif^a^^iB^lifftK^ Uiglt GoHStia&& lhitf^tb^1iEul>Ma all ou horseback, inade'tbeiir enltT iinUi the Hall. Tlie procession enteced at itbe wt'dt '.door of the Abbey, marched on a platform up t4ie great middle aisle to the choii', the triiul of wliicb wa� covered with scarlet. The.orgHo was not lakeu down, but no alteration made to.the arch under it. A platform: was likewise erected from the upper end of Westmiuster HalU where' the procession commenced, and through (he^ New Palace-yard, Pttrliatuent-stteet, aiid Bridge-slreet, into King-street, and so round to the west door of the Abbey to the choir, where bis. Majesty was crowned; and iu view of this phitinrm^ the houses on each side were lined with ,scajfolding, the seats on which were let at exorbitant prices, i The front seats in the galler.ies of the Abbey were.let at ten guineas each ; and those in commodious houses, along the procession, at no less prices. The prices in the ordinary houses were from five gutueus to one guinea ; ro that one little house in Corouatioiirrow, after the scaifolding was paid foe, cleared 700/., and some large houses upwards-of 1,000/. In the Coronation Tlleatres, as they were Called|' being a rort oMarge booths, callable of containing from 1,'200 to 1,508 eats, the prices were beyond jtll precedent. However, some who fitted up houses or scaffolds, ou this occasion, lost considerably by outstanding their market. Tlie ground'-reiit to build the scaffolding on. was proportionably extravagant. That in the broad sanctuary let at 3/. Ha 6d. per foot; that within tbe rails, enclosing the Abbey, let at Si. 5u per foot We need not wonder at the great and unitrersal eagerness to. seetliis grand spectacle. When we consider how unlikely it was to mtfny of tliose who were capable of it should ever see the Hike again. At an instance of thir eagerness, it was reported that a gentlemaiK-was prevailed ou to'take a room for hia lady at the rate of oneiiuiidred aud forty Kuiaeaa; bat-tfa^ a|>(>oinUnei�rof4frt'Mteifitrity of flie corooa-tion fulling unhappily exactly at the time when she expected to be delivered, the had further prevailed on her husband to let u skilful midwife, nurse, &c. attend her, and to hire an additional drawing-room, le�t the great harry of the day should bring ou her labour, when it would be impossible for her to be curried away without et)dangering her life. _^ . The attention of the^^Commiitee of Council ap-poiiJteiJ-,t:o contijtder of tbe coronation, to prevent accidents, and of the Board of Works, to whose inr spection all the ereetions on this occasion were made subject, cannot be too much applauded. The Committee's first care was to prevent'accidents hy fire ; and as it was apprehended that the joy-of the people upon the arrival of their Queen would natu-tally, be expressed by bonfires and illuminations, the Lord Great Chamberlain, the! Earl Mar�hal, the Dean and Chapter of Weetminster, and the Surveyor-General of his Majesty's Works, were order, ed to give the necessary directions as to them' respectively appertained, that no.bonfires >hoald be made, nor any fireworks played off in any part of Westminster, from Whitehall to Millbank, and from thence to Buckingham-gate, round the southwest part of the Artillery-ground, till seven days after the coronation ; and by another order, all fires were forbidden to be lighted oa the day of corona-tion,'in, under, or near any pact of the scaffolding on any pretence whatever; attd in case there should be a necessity fur people to go under the scaffolding with lights, that they slioultl be obliged to make use of lanterns. By tliese wise precautions, all terrors from fire, wliicit might have affected many persons, were removed^ The Board of Works carefully surveying all the Ma&uldings erected oii the ocimsion, not only for the proi?ession itself but for the speciatorsj and ortlered such of thelaller .to be pulled down as were judged iusufiicieiit iu point of strength, or found to jut^o�t.4aJ�ar aii'to obstruct the prospect or passage. Aut) to prevtiiit accidents by the stoppages of coachesi'&c. on tlie day of co-ruuuiion, notice was given, that it way was inude t�r them to puss through, Par|iaineut-8treet,.:Cross.l|ie New and Old Pal&ce-yard* ; and tltey were ordeted, as soon as discharged-,' to pt-otHied on ditectly to * On consnlling Slow,^ Speed, and other aatiquariet^ Willi regard to the prices formeirly given, it appefTS that the prices of a good place at .Coronalion of l|ie Qp,ni|ii�8 a.crocard; and at^ Stephen^ and Henry the Second's, ajK^ilatrdl At Richard's and JCing John's,'who-, was crowtieilj'fre^ueiiUy; it was a suskin ; and rose at Henry .the 'rhird'k .to,^ tlo.ilt(io. In the reign of Edward the coins begm�4^�be'^Ii^6^^ iutel-ligible, and we find that for seeing biii'6b'ranitt6o,' a Q. was given, or the half-nferling orfarthing, whlcb is tbe fuurih part of a sterliqg or penny, At.^w^r^Jli. jf �(^s a farthing; and at his son's, Edward III. .^^jialftieuay^ w'|> was very well|;ivin. In-Richiiri) the''S�coiid"s ifabii^bf&fS reigti it' was a peirny,' anil' cobtitiiied i|ie' itam'e-* st'tt&t'of Henry IV.'At HeiiryV. it^.�uistbelHMrit back lb. Ijierpeno^ or, halfpenny, ni^d ruuietintes'they' were seen for'noihiiiB. ^Al^Eaafaril iV. if Wiltbii'inik,'. ^ud from tlienc6 to Hyde Purk-cofner, , jesty'a CoiaiBaud, deliverkl'to flie'tort^tl wlia are 'ouietimes'-.-j _____ _ wasfngaia (he hair-gradi�;-i>'>'>' ilo we finil'it 'roi^d^tft.fhose' of. Richards III. ocHenry Ytl. At liAL of HehrJ THIvit was the wbplegrout, orgr(�s1l*'advaBd�4ibharf^-ci4i�rn'al those of ehhrle�!|i:;�nd'Jiitiiin��." Xi'KlaftVfAtiUaft'itiii QueenlAbot'iUivnsacroikn^r^iaDBtiljiete)(i| ii �miH�u 'by without ntnking any slop:'and if wus'fiirlher com-mandrif t}i4t none bni 'the coaclies of Peers, Peeres>e|i, and others, who atteiided the solemnity, tholiiri puss thiit'wuy after seveii'o'clock that morning, .nor any whatever after uiue; and tn the even-^ flie. coaches were'to r'ettirn tlie. >ame way; but tio coaches were peribiiifd ia payg back by any of those ways till aCtef their M�j6nies letprned to St. James's. " . ' . , � ' Irffarmation haying also been^veti to the. Lords of his i>iajei!ty;� Hnij'oijn^ble.Privy Council, that the hacfcitey ctiatrliinen and chairmen bad entered into coitibination not tO: work their coaches and phuijr'�,,(D!U;,thpt day, witliowt expi:hlti.tnt rates, their Lordships caused as order tu lie^pitbHiblied, tt�4� town, and of coaches to *et, ttiem dowu at the place* they had taken to see the Coronation, itwt so great, that many were obliged to walk several miles, and some, after coming a great way on the occasion, to returu home without being able to satisfy their curiosity. The military officers were also appointed their proper'Stations, Sir ' Joha Mordaunt's-.light horse patrolled the streets all day and night, tq prevent disorders. Sir Robert Rich's dragoons were placed nt Charing-cross, St. Jaines's-square, and in the Pairk, at the end of George-sfreet, for the same purpose. The soldie'rsonduty were'ranged in such a manner that no obstruction whatever attended the ceremony ; the nearest hospitals were cleared too, as iniich as possible, for the reception and speedy relief of the unfortunate, iu case that any accident happened. A proclamation was also published at the Royal Exchange, commanding all Magistrates, Peace Officers, &c. to preserve the peace on the Coronation day, in consequence of which the Justices of the Peace for Westminster, ordered the constables of their districts to patrol the streets where the scaffolding was built.ou the nights of the 21st and 23d, and for seven nights after, uud to apprehend all persons throwing squibs, crackers, &c. Such were the wise reguiittions, that those worthy personages to whom the conduct of this most magnificent ceremony was intrusted, caused to be published froiB time to tiine; and the measures they pursued were attended with the desired effect; for notwithstanding the greatness of the crowd, the absence of sfr mnn^ persons from home, and the great and universal rejoicing made to solemnize this august ceremony, no accident of any kind happened, which it was possible for human wisdom to (trevent. At length Tuesiiuy, the 23d of September, the day iippoiuled for this angust Solemnity, being arrived, their iVIajesties and the I'rincess Dowager repaired in the morning through the Park from St, James'il, in^ chairs, and their attendants in coachei), to Westminster Hall, where they arrived by nine, much suuher than u great many who were to aiisist at the (irocessibn. His Majesty 'retired into the Court of Wards, and her'Majesty into the Black Rod's ropin, where they continued until the officers, of arms ranged the procession into order, and brought the persous down froin the Court of Requests,.Painted Chamber, and House of Lord!�, into Westtnitister Hall. . Their Majesties being, there seated at the upper end of it, under their states^ (lier Majesty'a chair being upon tbe left;tide of ihia iMljesty), and being attended by the Duke of Ancaater^.Lor^t Great Chamberlain of Euglauit, tbe.iDuke of Bedford, Lorit High Coustiible, and.the Evtrl of Effingham, Earl Wamhal, iiud by the Great Officers, the foo r werds'und t^purs ':wete ^presented, aud laid upon the table before Iris Mnjeity. Thsnnhe Dean mid Prebendsries of Westroiiw-ter, in; a elemu prbeessKini brought From the Abbey the11% Bihie, With the fotlowiiig r^galiii belong, ing to his'MujeMy : St. Edwarct'e Crowiv upon a eushi^ 'ttf veJvet'Uced With' goldj the Orb^with a crosiii .the^�i:e|itre!'With H dov^ ttie^ sceptre'vrith � crosBjiiaod-Sti^EdWard'riitaffr � liktewisefthe' re-gatiii'oF her Majest]^* iier-CtoWa nw thelike ciisKiou, her (ceptre with the crors, uod the ivory rod wiib thfe do��L^hijat'^ Were '> Wttan* ' rutiti befbre ibejr hereafter inejitibiied to have borne tiiein About eleven' of the clock thejirdeewop'was begou �u.foot,from tbe Half to the A^bejr iif Wesl-miiist^r^ upon a way raised jtbr that pijrp'ose Biiore'd witii boards, covered with bl'ue' cloth, audrailed.en eaiili sidei in the foliowiog iinnner :- xil Tbe King'* berb.womaB, followed by'tor inxMMdtiStrewiai: Ibe way-wiib sweici herS*. Tbe DeM'a beadle of Westmiosler, with hiil tt�ff: TbeUtSbCoastafalsor Weslraiustrr, with his itaif, iair ! ' scarlet cloak. A file. Four drums. The Dram-Miijar. fiight Trumprta. . / ..ugb.-:Kaiiiis.dnflit. J,..-.�-ir>^i � Eighlf'Trumpeis. � � .- . The Serjeant Tmmpem'.:- . �, =, Tbe ffix Clerks in Cliaocery, io gosrn^of .bl.aek Sowertd satin'j wilb blaek.stlfc loops and.tufts, upon the sleeves.': Tbe Closet Keeper of the Chapel Royal. Tbe King's Chaplains, four a.breast. Tbe.two Sheriffs of London. Tbirteeo Aldermen of London below the Chair, in their scarlet gowns. The Recorder of Loudon, single. The Aldermen above tbe Chair, wearing llieir p>Id.chaint. J Eleven Masters in Chancery,' in rich gOwus. Tbe King's three younger Serjeants at Law, in scarlet gowos,.j their caps in their hands. The Kipg's Attorney-General, Charles ,Pratt, Esq. The King's Ancient Serjeant, David Poole, E>q. Gentlemen of ibe Privy Chamber. Barons of the Excliequer and Juslicex of b6ih Bencties, in'] their Judges' robes of scarlet, wilh their caps in thiir hand, the juniors first, two and two. Chief Baron of the Exchequer, in hia scarlet robe, with tbe'J collar S S of gold. Children of the Choir of Westminster, in surplices. Serjeant of Ihe Vestry. Serjeant Porter, in scarlet gowns.l Children of the Chapel Royal, iu surplices, with scarlei] mantles over them. Choir of Westmiosler, in surplices, with their rousjc-buoks;.] The Orgnn.blawer. The Groom of the Vesiry. - Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal, iu scnriet mautlcs. The Sab-Dean of the Chapel Royal, in a searlct gown turned | up with black velvet. Prebendaries of Westminster, in surplices aud copes, >ttb | Ibeir caps in their hands. Tb* Master of tbe Jewel House, with one of bis Officers | going by him, both iu scarlet. Balh King of Arms, In the habit of bis Order, and carrying his coronet in fai*| hind. Knights of the Balh, IJoder llie degree of Peers, in the full habits and collars of J llieir Order, Iwo and two, carrying tiieir caps and feaibers | io their bands. Hursuivaol at Arms, Blanch Lyon. Privy CouDcillors, out Peers, amongst them the Mastjir ofj Ibe Rolls. His Majesty's Vice-Chamberlain, William Pinch, Esq. R�uge Croix. [Pursuivants at Arms.] Rouge Drago*^ -W^ Bayonessq Iw Ibetr robe* Of Slate;' their cor(>nen'in their|^ hands. Barons, in their robes of State; their corouets in ihefr hands. Blue Ufantle [Heralds.} Portcullis. Bishops, io Ibeir rochets; their square caps in their bandit. A. undel Herald, ) C Blanche Conrsier, with hiscoat andcoU V Heralds. wilh his collar of SS-lar of'SS. 3 (gold chain and badge Viscountesses, in their robes of State; their coronets in iheir bands. Viscounts, io their robes of State; their coronets in their bands. Brunswick Herald, "i C Lancaster, . in bis coal, collar, Heralds.  'f in his coat and collar Marcbiooeaaes, io their robes of Siale; their coronets in their hands. Marquises, in Ibeir robes of State; their coronets in their hands. Richmond, in his coat) n,.ij, ( Chester, in his coiil and collar. f { and collar. Duchesses, in Iheir relies of State; their Coronets in their handob�.ortbe Cinqne ' of . nomi. .:' ^^Is;; her train supported byberRoyalHigb' Lincoln, n^ted to ursB. Princess Augusta, iu h'er nibe* of Slate, aa-Londsn. sifted by 6 Earls'daugb-:;:'�  teriiV. ' .l44}.!4t|ir]|i4gtte, Lady Heneage Finch, L�4J.J�n�iSt^i^Jft,, , .V iMy MarjT l^paglas,, . Fripccss** l%r^cl>fy tl^ U^rqniii of Qsraurvon. Duchess of Aaeaster,iMist^uaf-theJtobfcs,>. . � ;