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General Evening Post (Newspaper) - February 16, 1790, London, Middlesex ( L O N D O. N. ) Price Three-Pence Halfpenny owlV. From TUESDAY, FEBRUARY l6, to THURSDAY, FEBRUARY r8, 179b. -B7B9 WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Whitehall, Feb. 16. ff^P-*^-^.^\j -HE King has been pleafed J '^�'�^} to appoint Stephen Rem- V/0}:( T ) tWi' nant, Efq;- to be Cor- y^J&f-.w/^^Y poral of his Majefty's fc^^M^ A Guard of Yeomen of the t-'-WT K^^i-JZ'5'.5-? Guard, in the room of '* Jofeph Butler, Efq; who > v^l?--J^'--;3^.^-; The-King has been V'O^-ia^-^'CU^'.y pleafed to grant to the .Right Honourable Francis Lord Rawdon, and his Iflue, his royal licence and authority to take and bear the furname and arms of Haftings, ia rurfuance of the laft will of his uncle, the Right Honourable Francis Earl of Huntingdon, deceafed; fuch arms being firft duly exemplified according to the Laws of Arms, and recorded in the Heralds Office. The King has alfo been pleafed to grant to Richard Charleton, of Birds Town in the county of Donegal!, in the kingdom of Ireland, Efq. his royal licence to take and bear the name and arms of Maxwell only, inftead of thofe of Charleton, in purfuance of the laft will of his uncle, William Maxwell, late of the fame place, Efq. deceafed ; fuch arms being firft duly exemplified, according to the Laws of 'Arms, and recorded in the Heralds Oriice: And tlib to order that thefe his Majefty's feveral conceffions and declarations be regiftered in his College of Arms. 2"efterday arrived the Mails Holland and Flanders. Vienna, Jan. 28. A courier, it is faid, is arrived here with a declaration, by which the Court of Saxony announces, that in cafe of a new war it-will remain neuter. Berlin, February 2. Every thing feems more and more to forebode an approaching war. The arrival of Prince Henry and the Duke of Brunf-wick prefages great events; each of thefe Princes Will, in all appearance, command an army. There will alfo be a third army, the commander of which is already fixed upon ; and they have even named the diftri&s where thefe three armies are to t-ake their firft ftaticn. Feb. 6. Prince Henry fet off back to Rheinf-burgh this day, but will foon return here again. Count Van Hoym, the Directing Mir-ifter in Si-Jeiia, is alfo returned to BrdUw by the way of Potfdarh. His Majefty fet out for Potfdam this Any at noon. The day before yefterday the Royal Chafteur Bock fet off as courier for Vienna, and it is thought he is the bearer of Very important dif-^arches. There is no doubt but we are upon the e\e of hearing news of the firft confequeuce. S H I P - N E W S., Feb. 15. Arrived, and failed for the River, the Anatolia, Emery, from Zant. Remain in the Downs the outward-bound- as before, WindS. Grave/end, Feb. 15. PalTed by, the Union, Barker, and Briton, Da'e, from Oftend-; Cruger, Defkay, from New-York ; Nancy, Dunn, from Rouen; Robert and Mary, Hutchins, and Britannia, Kerr, from Charles-Town; Alexander, Patullo, from New Brunfwick ; and Endeavour, Roach, from Cork. Sailed the Marquis of Lanfdowne, Tolme, and Woodcot, Lev/is, for India ; Harriot, Huntley, for Mogadore; and Hercules, Fullerton, for Jamaica. LONDON. HOUSE of tORDS. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Read a third time, and palTed, th� Corn Indemnity bill. Adjourned to Weftminfter-Hall. Trial of Warden Hastings, Esck .Yefterday being appointed by their Lordfhips to proceed further on the above trial, the Managers a few minutes before one o'clock went into Weftminfter-hall, and were foon followed by the Speaker and the reft of the Members prefent. The Lords were then acquainted by the Serjeant at Arms that the Commons were in their places, the Heralds immediately began to �narlhai the Houfe, and the procefliori began. As foon as the Peers were feated, the Lord Chancellor announced that the Houfe was re-fumed. His Lordfhip then afked leave for the Judges to be covered, and directed the ufual proclamations to be made ; which ceremony being ended, the Lord Chancellor directed the Managers for the Commons to proceed to make good their charges. Mr. Anftruther thereupon came forward, and opened a frefli charge, relative to Prefents, which in a very able manner he endeavoured to bring home to the prifoner at the- bar. He got through the whole charge in three hours and a half, and the High Court of Judicature then adjourned to the Upper Chamber. The Houfe beincr refumed, the further confideration was upon motion pat off till Thurfday, and a menage ordered to be fent to the Houfe of Commons to acquaint them therewith. HOUSE of COMMONS. 'Tuesday, Feb. 16. The report of the Mutiny bill was poftponed till to-morrow. Sir Peter Burrtil moved, that the report of the Committee appointed to enquire into the ftate of Wettminfter-Hall and the buildings adjoining, be printed, which was agreed to. A meffage was received from the Lords, that their Lordfhips will proceed farther on the trial of Warren Haflings, Efq; on Thurfday. Adjourned. Yefterday morning, at ten o'clock, the King and Queen, with their attendants, took an airing in one of the" King's poft-coache* to Kew-Palace, and after viewing the gardens, &c. their Itlajefties returned to Buckingham - houfe to dinner. Yefterday his Royal Highnefs the Prince of Wales gave a grand entertainment to the Dukes f York and Clarence, the Duke of Portland, Earl of Carlifle, Lord Vifcount Stormont, Lord Loughborough, Sir Thomas Dundas, Mr. Fox, Mr. Burke, Mr. Sheridan, &c. at Carltton-houfe. Yefterday Mr. Pitt had aa interview with the lung at Bttckirrgliam-lifiruiJj. On T urfday laft, in the Irifh Houfe of Com- 1 mons, Mr. Forbes moved " that an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, ftating the damages that, threatened the conftitutional inte-refts of this country by the increafe of the Penfion -Lift, the increafe of falaries, the creation of new places, and the revival of old, for the purpofe of creating a corrupt influence on the Members of' that Houfe, and tending to increafe the burthens on the people, humbly befeeching his Majefty to communicate to that Houfe the names of the Minifters who advifed thofe meafures." This motion produced a debate, which laded till one o'clock. The Houfe then divided, and the motion pafted io the negative, by a majority of forty-four. The remains of Earl Cowper, on Sunday, were landed from a Leghorn fhip, aud carried to Armourers and Braziers-hall, in Coleman-ftreet. Yefterday the body was conveyed to the family burial place, near his feat in Hertfordfnire. There will be no act of Insolvency for the relief of imprifencd Debtors this feflion. The hereditary Prince Louis Aloyfius de Ho-henloe Bartextcin was lately married, in Ger-mr.nv, to tho Counti -r; Mary de Salm-Reifen-fcheid. On the yeth ult. died, at OeringUen, in the 18th year of her age, the Princefs Sophia Carolina, of Sr.xe-liildbourgiiaufca. We are informed by a foreign correfpondent, that a Pruffian body of troops have gojie to take pofteffion of Dantsick, where they will meet with only & pro forma refinance. This muft be looked upon as the leading Hep of his Pruffia Tvlajefty towards an approaching war. Extratl of a Letter from Kixgjlon, Jamaica, Dec. 12. " Of the immenfe quantities of French cotton which our neighbours find a vent for in this colony, the reader may form fame eitimate, when acquainted that the.e is now landing on Mr-Lindo's wharf, a cargo which completes thenum ber of 96, configned to that gentleman within the prefent year. Averaging thefe, as we may fafely do, at 2000I. each, the produce of that cotton only will be 192,000!." A Court of Aldermen was held yefterday at Guildhall; the Lord Mayor, Recorder, and nineteen Aldermen were prefent. The price of bread was ordered to be continued as before. William Windall, Efq. was removed to the fenior Attorney's feat of the Mayor's Court, on the furrender of William Nafh, Efq- when Rich. Williams, Efq. was admitted. The Lord-Mayor communicated to the Court, a third letter he had written to the Right Hon. William Wyndham Grenville, one of his Majcf-fty's principal Secretaries of State, upon the fubjeft of removing the Bank guard, with the anfwer thereto, which were read. This buiinefs caufed much debate, and feveral very able fpeeches enfued, tending in general to perfuade his Lordfhip to defift contending with Government on the above occafion, and to give up the correfpondence. His Lordfhip fpoke feveral times, delivering his opinion and explaining his motives. The Court refolved to requeft his Lord-ftiip to proceed no further therein until the Court had fully deliberated on, and confidered the fame. The Court broke up at half paft four o'clock. The Prirfcefs Royal, Pafmore, from' Smyrna, in Iat. 39. 10. long. 14. "fpoke the Indoftan, Mackintosh, outward-bound Eaft-Indiaman, all well. The St. Jofeph, Barneveth, from Newfoundland to a market, is totally loft at Newfoundland. The Belle Henriette, Lc Cointe, from Rouen to Stockholm, is loft. . Mr. Groffe, when he finiihe* his defcription of the Scotch Antiquities, proceeds to Ireland on J a iimilar buiraeft. M A S QJJ E R A D E'. The entertainment was rich and fpirited, thcrtigh it did not abound in charafters. The Taylor, whofe talent is- too well known to require our t-eftimony, was of himfelf fufficient to refcue the fcene from the imputation of dullnefs. We could report of his joAes, more than fufficient to fill the fpace which we can allot to this article* We fhall content ourfelves. with one ion mot, as part and parcel of the whole. " Come, come," faid a dull Domino to the Taylor, with his ufual fpritely and fevere iarcafin, */you go too far,- I wont bear it." " Ah, pa/VrepHes Snip,"" I . muft be off,-z~r?. �ocf:is gettfflffbot." Merlin h&H~ isjserted his Fancy. He had con-ftrutfed a moving machine, in which he fat as Cupid, and jbarpened and jhot his arrows. His Priefteffes were fomewhat aged ; but for votaries, he had all the youth and beauty of the rooms. Of Highlanders, and Highland laffes, there were at leaft a doien, and they, as ufual, dictated to the mufic, and entertained the company with the wit of their heels, at leaft of their tongue. The feftivity of the fcene continued uninterrupted till fix in the morning, when a i!ight fpar-rifig took place between two perfons, literally difciples of the Mendoza fchool, which, beginning merely in tbaraclcr, Would have foon terminated, had not the officer of the guard, with more zeal than difcretion, ordered in the aid of the military to quell the tumult. This abfurd proceeding was ib warmly reftnted by the company, that a general attack immediately commenced, and a hie of grenadiers, with fixed - bayonets, were actually routed, and driven into the fn-eet, by the patriotic army, confifting of Old Women, Nuns, Fruit Girls, Ballad Singers, and Maids of all wvrk, headed by an Aibktic Capuchin Friar, a Chifh.ney Sweeper, and a couple of Indians with their Tomahawks.- The viclory was announced by three cheers. A very valuable Chandelier was demclifhed in the conflict; and the return or damaged Dominos was greater than ever remembered on any former occafion. Names of the Artifts who voted in a Lite con-teft at the Royal .Academy. 1 2 3 4 5 For Mr. FUSELI. Mr. Weft Sir Will. Chambers Mr. Copley Mr. Wyatt Mr. Wilton 6 Mr. Cofway 7 ~ ~ 8 9 10 11 12 '3 H 15 For Mr. BONOMI. Mr. Rigaud Mr. Carlini Mr. Bacon Mr. Ruffel Mr. Opie Mr. Northcote Mr. Burch Barry Zoffanii Mr. Mr, Mr. Loutherburgh Rev. Mr. Peters Mr. Sandby Mr. T. Sandby Mr. Banks Mr. Garvey Mr. Bartol�zzi Mr. Nollekins Mr. Tyler 16 Mr. Hodges 17 Mr. Catton 18 Mr. Newton 19 Mr. Serres 20 Mr. Farrington 21 Mr* Hamilton CARMARTHEN CIRCUIT. John Lloyd, Efq. and John Muford, Efq. Cardigan, Tuefday, March 23, at Cardigan. Hai-erfajrdJVef, Monday, March 29, ax Haver- ford Weft. ' Carmarthen, Saturday, April 3, at Carmarthen. CHESTER CIRCUIT. The Honourable Edward Bearcroft, and Francis Burton, Efq. Montgomeryjhir\ Monday, March 2a, at Pool. Denbighjhire, Saturday, March 27, at Wrexham. Flintjhire, Friday, April 2, at Mold. Ghe/hire, Thurfday, April 8, at the Caftle of Cbefter. A queftion having arifen, whether the inferip-tion on Dr. Johnfon's monument ought to be in Latin or Englifh, Mr. Flood warmly oppofed its being in Latin; and when aflced his reafon, replied ; " What need of Latin, or of Greek to gr^ce ft The nam: of Johnfon, ami iafcribe hU grave? " No ! let phin Englifli occupy this fpace, 8' And p�y tbe immortality he gave." Two pictures of Pouffm's, which the late Mr. Delme purchafed for four hundred guineas, were fold on Saturday at his falc for 1630 guineas. Lord Afhurnham was the purchaser. A Claude was bought by Sir George Beaumont for 506 guineas. The gypfies in the country are not greater pilferers than the ladies that now lead the hofts of Pharaoh in London. In almoft every fafhionable houfe a bank L eftablifhed, and the object, with the one, as with the other, is to Jlrip all who fall into their clutches. Humphreys afid Mendoza, being reftrained in England, have it in contemplation to decide their match either in France or Ireland. Cn Saturday laft fom: villains contrived to cut the plated mouldings off two carriages near Charing-crofs. They left the holders on. Monday night a very beautiful young girl, in the, neighbourhood of Bifhopfgate-ftreet, hung herfelf. It is thought fhe was driven to this rafh action by a difappointment in love. Yefterday two brewer's fervants were bv acci-' dent run over by their dray, fully laden with butts of beer, in Tothill-ftreet; Weitminfter."-They were taken into the Weftminfter infirmary, but with fmall hopes of recovery. The following mocking murdenwas commuty-l at Wroxham, near Norwich.-Yefterday fe'n-night in the night about nine o'clock:-Edward Allen, lime-burner, and an old fervant of Mr. Green, of that place, and John Bccket, a butcher, had been drinking together at the King's Head there in the day time ; in the evening Allen went away, as fuppofed, to go home; Beckek fome time after attempted to. break into Allen's houfe with a fpade, without fuccefs. Upon his return he met Alien goiug home, whom he immediately knocked down: recovering from the blow, the poor man faid to the murderer, " I know you, John Becket; very well, why do vba treat me in this manner ?" Becket rcp'icd, " d-n you, you know me, do you?" After ftruggling a little while on the ground, the villain drew his knife, ftruck it into the poor man's throat, and drefr it round his neck, by which his head was almoft fevered from his body ; h� then robbed the deceafed of three guineas and � half. Sufpicion falling on Becket, he was immediately take^T up ; the bloody knife and money were found in hi-> pocket, and he was the next day. taken before Daniel Collier, Efq. (for whon* Becket had worked as labourer) and on Wednesday committed to the Caftle. by that Magiftrate-, and R. Eaten, Gent, one of the Coroners for that county. The j ury, who were fummoned by the above Coroner, brought in their verdidl-Wilful Mur-"der, and Becket has made a voluntary confeffion of the fact.: he is about twenty-four years of age. On frarching the houfe of the deee.if"d, near one hundred pounds were found in the oven, and bonds,' notes, &c. amounting to near three hundred pounds more, in other parts, which the poor man had fcraped together by his induilry andpe-. nurious living. ^ , � ' MARRIED. ] Yefterday morning, James Bell, Efq: of Quecn's-place, Kennington, toMili Kennedy, of Chclfca. - Thurfday laft, at St. John's church, Weftminfter, John Mortimer, Efq-; of Thames-Ditton, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, to Mifs Ratcliff, of Church-ftreet* DIED.] The 6th inft. at Rednock-houfe, tbc feat of John Graham, Efq; of Duchray, his youngeft daughter, Mifs Jean Graham, of a fever. -Monday fe'nnight, in an advanced age, Mr. John Wilinn, fen. Writer, and one of th: City Clerks of Glafgow.-Friday fe'nnight, at Aberdeen, the Rev. Dr. John Gordon, Minifter of St. Paul's Chapel there. - Friday fe'nnight, at Leith, Mr. Dionyfius Thomfon, Procurator there, and many years Procurator-Fifcal for the Port.-� Friday morning laft, Ifaac Dent, Efq; an eminent gunpowder merchant, in Birchin-lane.- On Thurfday the 4th inftant, at Sutton,, near Bingham, in the 103d year of her age, Hannah Jenk, a widow of that village, who retained her faculties in the moll perfect manner till a very ibort time previous to her death. BAN K R U P T S. William Stringer, of Birmingham, Warwick (hire, gun sni piilol-maktr ; to furrender March is, 13, and 3a, at three, at the White-hart, in Digbeth-ftreet, Birmingham. Attorney, Mr. James Wortham, Caftle ftrect, Holborn, London, or Mr. George Kitchin, in Birmingham. Edward Wright, of Mancheller, Lancailiire, filk mercer ar.d woollen-draper ; to furrender Mjr.h 8, 9, and 30, at four, at the Bull's head, in Manche.'ier. Attorney, Mr. William Fox, in Jlanchefter. William Corn-ill), of the pariTi of Richmond, Surry, ha- . berdaflie'- j to furrender Feb. 23, 27, and March 30,- at ten, at Guildhall, London. Attorney, Mr. CJook, Northuna- � berland-ftreet, Strand. Thnmas AViJd ,ws, of Parkgafe, Chcfhira, fiiipwright; t� Air-ende' March jo, 11, and 3c, at one, at ihz King's-arnis Inn, in Wat.r llrtet, Liverpool. Dividends to be made. Wiliiam.Eennett, of HinJon, Wilts, mercer \ March 15, at ten, at the 1 ami Inn, in Hindon. Final Dividend. Edward Anc'trfon, Ire of Newca le upon Tyne, merchant ; 'March g, after., a: the White hart, in Newcaitls upon Tyne. K'nul Dividend. Eliza!)�rh Macharg, .Anthony Macharg, zr.i Julia Rae, of IJul-lan', ir> the city of London, merchants and cop.ut-_ ners ; March 9, st ten, at Guildhall..- John Pearf-n, of the pari fh of St. B?rtheer, (partner with Samuel Whettall) of Great Tower-ftreet, in the city of London, merchant j on Or before March 9. William Barwkk, hte of Manchefter, but now of r* nny-bridge, Lancafbire, fringe-manufafturer; on M btfow March 9. Bankruptcy enlarged. Methufelah Jones, of Worthing, Suifcx, (otherwife exiled Matthew, otherwife Metherfolah, oiherwile Matbewfal�l� jores) merchanr, and partner vviih Wiliiam Hiekej, law of the fame place j to furrender April 3, at ten, at GuU�h*U� London. ;