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Daily Advertiser (Newspaper) - January 11, 1943, London, Middlesex 3a!ly Advertifef. Namb. zil%' TUESDAY, January i i, 1743. A U T H O R. Live.in a Town pretty, near London, (retir'd from the Hurry and Fatigue of Bufinefs I was once engaged in)' where we hate your Paper brought us daily by the Stage-Coach, which as foon as it arrives is put into my Hands by the Waiter, and by me read to the Company; and as we have not a great deal elfe to do, our Difcourfe commonly runs upon the'Subject Matter therein fet forth, foreign or domeftick; not forgetting the great Number of Advertifements it gent-rally contains, and the Oddity of Come of them, which frequently furnifh out Matter of Converfation for the whole Evening- ' When your Paper of Friday laft: was brought us, an�f by me read, as ufual, the firft Paragraph, (or rattier the only one, for it engrols'd the Conversation of the whole. Evening) which all the Company feem'd ready to fpeak about, was that relating to the taking off the Duties and Excife of Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate; but as (efpecially when any Matter relating to Trade occurs) they always pay jne the Compliment of aiking my Opinion upon the Subject, believing, that as I have been in my younger Days a Man of Bufintfs in London, I mult be better acquainted with it than they, � I began to expatiate upon this Piece of London News, by telling them, that I nappen'd to be in the fiid City at the Time when the Bill for exciiing Wine and Tobacco was rejected, and was an Eye-Witnefs to-the Extafy of Joy With which that Event WdS celebrated ; which, upon my Return into the Country, continu'd ftvongiy irn-prefs'd ^ipon my Mind ; and the Reafons that were then given me for iuch Excefe of Joy, will never be obliterated out of my Memory. Tin's led me to the following natural Reflection, That if the extending of the Excife-Duty was Teckon'd fo �reat a Grievance, the continuing that already impos'd could be no lefs, if it could be poflibly remov'd ; and therefore I turn'd my Thoughts to find out fome Method, of raifing a Sum for the Ufe of the Publick equal to that-produced by the Excife upon Tea, (being, as I am inform'd, about 2000001. a Year) and rlatter'd myfelf that I had hit upon a Method, which, I apprehended, could anfwer that End effectually; wnich was, that all Families.which had a Mind to drink Tep, fbould go to the Excife-Office, and compound for the Liberty of lo doing, by paying a certain yearly Sum for every Head in their Families, in the fame Manner as is now pra&is'd for their njaking their own Malt, Candles, &c. which yearly Sum to be-paid,-/uppoi�ng^it flioulil be fix'd at a Hftif-Crown only for each Perfont and that no more than two Millions of people (which is fcarce a, quarter Part of the Subjects of Great Britain) fhould pay the fame, wouldproduce 2500001. which is confiderably more than the amount of the prefent -yearly Revenue by way.of Cuftom and Excife ; and in like Manner this Method may be extended to Coffee and Chocolate, if. the Legiflature fhall fo think convenient. Then I enlarged upon the Advantages that would accrue to the Nation in general, and to the Eaft-India Company and the fair Traders in particular, by effectually breaking the Neck of Smuggling j which are ib very obvious, tnat I think itneedlefs to trouble you, or your Readers, with them } befides, that they would fwell this Letter to the Size of a large Pamphlet; and it being the unanimous Opinion of the Company, that this is not only a feaflble, but an advantageous Method for all Parties concern'd, I was by them defir'd to tranfmit it to.you, and defire you would give it a Place in your Paper j which I was prevail'd upon to do for the Good of the Publick, and to awaken other more able Heads to amend and improve this Thought of mine, or fubftitute fome better in its Place, for 1 am aot vain enough to think that this my Production cannot, be amended or exceeded: But I look upon it as a Duty in-' cumbent on me to offer my Mite for the Service of my ' Country, and for the Prefervation and Advantage of my iFeUow-Subjects. I am, Sir, _, Tour 'very bumble Servant, January^, 1743. > D. S. Deal, j;vuary 9 LAST Night and this Morning fail'd the Liverpool, Lyme, Deal-Gaftle, Greyhound, and Fox Men of War,, with the Outward-bound. Came down and fail'd, the Royal Guardian, Benfon, and the Duke, Hindman, both for Bail India; the Minerva, Carter, for Genoa} the Maremaid, Phillips, for Leghorn; the Betty, Addifon, for Maryland j the Earl of Gainfborougb, Carey, for Lifbdn ; &tlMcyi Fergus, for Montferrat j and die Judith, Sutherland, for .i- 1 - .. His Majefty's Ship the Pearl fail'd this Morning for the. River. Came down, the Phoenix, Lane, fa Jamaica, and remains; with the Dover, Lynn, Princefs Royal, and Granada Bomb. Arriv'd, the Cumberland, iRaflel, And the William, Harris, both from Maryland; and the Neptune, Brown, fiom Leghorn. Wind N. W. L O N D O N. .,- We Jiear that Orders have been difpatch'd to Sir =Charles Hardy, at Portfmouth, to fail the firft fair Wind for the Weft Indies, to take on hinv the Command of his Majefty's Squadron" in thofe Parts. YefteixUy in ^the "Afternoon General Wentworth arriv'd *t his Hoofe in Clarges-Street from Portfmouth. Yt&exday- Sir Charles Wager, Treafurer of the Navy, ^ok Ju� Seat in the Houfe oi Commons again for Weftlow in Cornwall,- for which Place he was rechofe laft Week. Capt. Moftyn,' Member Of Parliament for Mai ton, is �appointed Colonel of a Company in the Second Regiment of Foot-Guards. Capt-. Hilderfly, lateiy appointed Captain of the Dorfet-fhire Man of War, has refign'd on Account of his bad State of Health. We hear from Yofkfhire, that on Thurfday laft Mr. Benfon,, an .eminent Attorney at Leeds, was married to Mifs Hancock of the fame Place, a" beautiful young Lady, with a very confiderable Fortune, and po/Tefs'd of all the amiable Qualities and Accomplifhments that adorn the Sex, and can make a.Man happy. Yefterday died at his Houfe.inGoodman's Fields, Nicholas Grace, Efqj late one of the Cafhiers of the Bank, which Place he refign'd about eighteen Months ago, on Account very large Eftate falling to him. He eat that Morning a hearty Bre?.kfaft, and died before Dinner-time. Yefterday Morning died Mr. Gardiner, Matter of the Fountain Tavern without Newgate. We hear there is a Profecution carrying on againft a Retailer of Coals in St. Giles's, for felling three fiufhels fhort in half a Chaldron j 'tis great Pity but there was fomer corporal Punlfhment for fuch Villains. This prefent Evening, at the New Wells in Goodman's Fields, will be feveral new Performances. Canterbury, Jan. 8. On Monday laft Thomas Belt, Efq; Member of Parliament for this City, was married to Mifs Caroline Scot, a Lady of an antient Family in the County of Kent, and fine Accomplifhments. A few Days ago was committed to Maidftone-Gaol Onefllmas Allen, accufed before John Spencer, Coroner, with killing Sarah Allen, his late Wife. IF it's the Defire of Parliament the Running of curWrol fhall ceafe, a Gentleman has prepar'd a Scheme that will in every Shape and Refpect prevent effectually for the future the Running of our Wool; and will, beyond Contradiction, fhew that it's both practicable and an infallible Remedy. This is to be done without any Expence of either Ships or Sloops of War, to guard 6ur Coaft, without a.feparate or new Commiffion, and without a Duty to be laid on our Wool, or any Expence on the Woollen Manu-factury, or the leaft Ihconveniency to the Trade thereof. Propofals are therefore hereby offer'd to his Majefty's moil Honourable Privy Council, and to Parliament.  N. B. By directing, a Letter for G. G. at Mr. Wilcox's, Bookfeller, in the Strand, at proper Notice, the Gentleman will attend, &c. with his Propofals. $ In an Advert tfemcnt in Yefterday's Paper, beginning. Loft laft Week, rtaJ ntxt, a large old GoM drill'd Repeating Bex and Cafe in ons. This Evening will be perform'd, ' At the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, The Spanifh Fryar. At the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, The Siege of Damafcus._ -_ Hfgn Water at London-Bridge, this Day at 25 Minutes aft*r 11 in the Morning, and 57 .after 11 at Night. Yefterday Bank Stock was 143. ' India Stock 178 1 half. South-Sea Stock 111 5 8ths. Ditto Old Annuities 113 1 half Ditto New-i�4. Three per Cent, /imuities 101 7 Sths a 2. Ditto 1742, ioi 7 8ths a 2. Million Bank 116. Equivalent 112. Royal A flu ranee 83 3 4ths. London AfTurance 11 5 8ths. Englifh Copper 4I. 7s. 6d. Welfh ditto, no Price. African, no Price. Seven per Cent. Emperor's Loan 1103 41ns an. Five per Cent, ditto 76. New Bank Circulation 3I. 17s. 6d. Prem. India Bonds 4I. 6s. a 7s. Pre'm. Three 1 half Salt Tallies 2, Prem. Three 1 half per Cent. Exchequer Orders 5, Prem. Three per Cent, ditto 2, Difc._____*______ HE Independent h.babitants of the City of Wejlmi7ijter are defird to meet Tomorrow, being the i.zth injlant, at the Rofe Tavern, Temple-Bar, at Six in the TZ on Thurfday. next, at Six o' Clock in the Evening ; whereof all Terfons concern'd ax� the Eftates of Mr. Edwaru Hedges, or Mrs. Arm Hodges, deceas'd, on Bonds, Notes, cr otherwife, arc defir'd to feixi in an Account of fuch their Demands' and Securities, for the Adminiiirator, to be left" at the late Dwelling Houfe of Mrs. Hodges, at the Golden Ball in -Charles-Street, St. James's. , And all Perfons that have pledgsd any Good's to the late Mrs. Hodgfe, are defir'd- to redeem the fame on or before the 24th of February next, cr they will be fold. Attendance will be given fiom Eight m the Morning till "Eight at Night.___- _ On Friday the 2 \ft injlant, at Six in the Evenings At bis Experimental-Room over the Bedfcd Coffee-Houfe, in the Great Piazzas, Covent-Garden, DR. DESAGUIIERS begins a Courfe of Experimental Philofophy and Aftronorey, wherein the Principles of Mechanicks, Hydroftaticks, Pneumaticks and Opticks, are explain'd and drmonfrrated by absur 300 Exp?'timect:; and the Aftronomy is made eafy and diverting by Plajietariums and feveralnevo Machine, whereby" the Motions, Magnitudes, Diftances of the Heavenly Bodies, and Phctnomcna of .the Tides^'are exactly fhewn arid explain'd. Subfcxiptrons are taken.ifl by, and Catalogues may be had of Mrs. Senex, over-againft St. Dunftan's Church ia Fleet-Street, and Mr. Cbanguion, at Juvenal's Head, near' Somerfet-Hor.fe in the Strand, Bookmen:; and of Mr. Margas, Spectacle-Maker, at Charing-Crofs; and at tia Bedford Coffee- . Houfe in Coverjt-Gaj-deri afordfaa. \ , ;