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General Evening Post (Newspaper) - November 25, 1790, London, Middlesex Price Four Pence From THURS DA Y, Nov. 25, to S AT U-R D A Y, Nov. 27, 1790. 8^18 FRIDAY, Nov. 26. *'! Foreign intelligence. Leyden, Nov. 33. lKG2S^?S^--OSJ-> - WING to the mild and Qj^&Js^^L)prudent, and at the lame � ) h)r$(l time and decisive, /�==" ��s v \" meafures adopted by the ^MJA%# Regency of Berne, order a^E/K^rtwl!) and tranquillity are per* > reftored in Switzer-Every thing is _ytyf/,tiigp;?bis ano in a fair way at Ge- ^*'i?^^23*^i'yLr neva, and we'hope the iate Edict, of which a plan has been laid by the Council before the public, will meet their approbation. According to this Edift great changes are to be made, though they will not fatisfy both natives and fubje&s. The chief changes confift in giving the fubjedts of the Republic, the name of Genevcis, and the privilege of felling all their commodities as. Citizens, qjkhout paying any thing for fo doing. They are exempted from all taxes, and from ferving as guards; and on their wifhing to fettle at Geneva, provided they prove that their families have inhabited the lands of the Republic. for loo years back, . they lhall be admitted as inhabitants gratis. The inhabitants are to enjoy many privileges which they hitherto have not, and the Natives will be received as Citizens in the third generation, that is, the grandfon /Kali be admitted a Citizen gratis, at the age of 25 years.' The Citizens mail have the eleftion of the Ltffir Council, and the Council of the Tiuo Hundred, which they loft by the Edi�i of 1782,. and the right of reprefentation in Council, which they were alfo deprived of. The Natives lhall have the right of becojning Officers, either Captains in the garrifon, or amongit the citizens. In fine, they ihall enjoy all the rights of citizens, lave going to the Grand Council. What Hill remains in difpute concerns.forhe taxes, which they with to abolifti or change, and the right of enlift-ing on the territory of Geneva, which the- Council gives to the Captains of Geneva" in the fervice of foreign Powers. They haver received 100 Natives and 20 Inhabitants from the Citizens, and they will receive \oq Natives and ao Inhabitants, gratis, after the Edict, has been accepted. Afterwards, thofe who wife to become Citizens may do fo, on paying the moderate fam of -feven Louis, which go to the holpital. They will befides receive five Inhabitants and a Native gratis every J^ar. house of COMMONS. SHIP-NEW S. Deal, Nov. 14. Laft night failed the Nemcfis frigate, and Outwardbaund as before. This morning failed the Dido frigate for the River. Remain in the O.wns his Majesty's Alps Diftitor and Southampton 5 Britannia, Young* for Antigua 5 and Commerce, Sandwcll, for Bourdeaux. Wiad W. S. W. 'Gravefend, Nov. 24. Pafled by the Laurens, Bryan, and Ranger, Currie, from Charles-Town ; Duke of Buccleugh, M'Lean, from Jamaica ; Efther Maria, Smith, from Maryland; Prince of Wales, Bolton, from the South-Sea j and Montreal, Martin, from Quebec. LONDON. HOUSE of LORDS. Thursday, Nov. 25. HIS Majeily went in Hate to the Houfe of Peers, and being feated on the Throne, the Gentleman Umer of the Black Rod was fent to command the immediate attendance of the Gentlemen of the Houfe of Commons. Soon after Mr. Hatfell, the Principal Clerk, with a confiderable number of the Members appeared at the bar, and were ad-dreffed Ijy the Lord Chancellor nearly in the following words : " His Majefty has commanded me to acquaint " you, that he,will defer declaring the caufe of " calling this- Parliament, till there fliall be a " Speaker of the Houfe of Commons. It is �' therefore his Majefty's pleafure, that you do *� immediately repair to thg place where the Com-' " rnons do ufually f:t, and there chute a fit perfon " to be your Speaker, and that you prefent the *' perfon, fo chofen, to his Majefty here, for his " Royal approbation to-morrow (this day) at two " o'clock." His Majefiy having retired, the Clerks proceeded to adminifter the nfual oaths to the Lords prefent. The Lord Chancellor was fworn firft, and after him his Royal Highnefs the Prince of Wales aad the Duke of Gloucefter. A certificate was read from the Clerk of the Crown, flating, that thirteen Peers had been tfely elefted to reprefent the Peerage of Scotland, and that fix Lords had been returned with an equal number of votes. ^ The fcari of Gnildford took the oaths and his feat by fucceffion ; after which the newly created Peers were introduced, and 'their patents being eead, and the ufaal oaths adminiftered, they tooic $heir feats in the following order : The Marquis of Aberoorn, Lord Vifcount Digby, The Earl of Beverley, Lord Fifherwick, Lord Fife, ~\ Lord Mulgrave. The .Houfe then adjourned. Thursday, Nov. 25. THE Houfe of Commons aflembled to the number of three hundred at leaft. About three o*cloek Sir Francis Moltneux came in the ufual form, and delivered the following MefTage : " His Majefiy " commands the attendance of this Honourable " Houfe in the Houfe of Peers." Mr. Hatfell, attended by a confiderable number of Members, went to the bar of the Houfe of Lords, and in a veryJfhprt time returned to elett their Speaker. Gentlemen having taken their places, The Mafier of the Rolls rofe, and ftated, that they were now aflembled for the purpofe of exercifing their antient and indifputable right of electing their own Speaker. It had been, he faid, the ufual cuftom upon fuch occafions to point out the various and important duties of that high ftation> and to enumerate the many qualities, great abilities, and ac-compHlhments, which that perfon ought to pofl'eft whom they were to honour by their choice ; were he to follow this example, he was happy to think that a more ample field for commendation never fell to the lot of any gentleman, in propofing a Speaker than he had the goed fortune to have this day ; but well knowing the honourable character, and gentleman-like feelings of his Right Honourable frierJd,- as well-as coniidering that a majority of the gentlemen prefent had the honour of fitting with hira in the laiT Parliament, and bearing tef-timony, upon many and great occafions, to the propriety of conduct,'the fuperior abilities, and the very mild and conciliating manners of his Right Hon. friend, he would wave going into that panegyric in his-prefence, which, however juflified he might otherwife be in doing it, would, "he knew, only ferve to diflrefs the feelings of his Right Honourable friend. To thofe gentlemen who were in the laft Parliament, and who had witnefTed the proceedings of the Houfe under the direction of his .Right Honourable friend, he had;-little to fay, being convinced that the motion he was about to make would pafs unanimously ; ami likewife, becaufe that conduct, and thofe amiable manners which he was applauding (though no ap-plaufe of his could enhance their value), had already met with the approbation of every individual Member of the laft Parliament, who is in this, and many other very refpe&able names which he was forry to think they had loft ; he was therefore well affured that the general opinion would be that his Right Hon. Friend united all thofe qualities that had rendered him formerly, and would render hinv in future, a proper object of their choice. To thofe Members who were not in the laft Parliament, he would take tlie liberty to ftate, that all the dignity of the proceedings in that Houfe, the prefervation of its privileges inviolate, and the method of managing the great and important bulinefs to be tranfa&ed there, depended very much upon the conduct of their Speaker, without whom they ceuld not do any one act whatever. He would not detain them much longer from commenting the buGnefs they were aflembled upon, but would afk thofe new Members to cunfider the nature of the official fitu-adon they were going to appoint fome perfon. to, and then appeal to them if they would not certainly .prefer his Right Hon. Friend, who had-been tried for fo*e time in that arduous fituatien, where he had given the moil univerfal fatisfaclio'n, and who, he could venture to affirm, poffefTed (as the laft Houfe of Commons had experienced) ail the found judgment and knowledge of our excellent Conltitution, adherence to the privileges of the Houfe, and invariable conduct in ftridly attending to its orders and regulations. He then moved that the Right lion. Henry Ad-dington be called to the Chair. Mr. Philips rofc to fecond the motion ; he faid, perhaps, after what had fallen from the Right Honourable Gentleman before him, there remained little for him W add, nor would he long detain the Houfe from the important concerns for I which they met-he, however, felt himfelf, from 1'- perfonal knowledge of Right Hon. friend,. credit ; he faid, he felt much at' a loft how to expfefs himfelf in any manner nearly adequate to his- feelings or conceptions upon this occafion, well convinced that the compliments and encomiums which his friends had poured upon him far exceeded any thing that lie ever had merited, and was much afraid he never could merit. In this fituation he was perfectly overcome, nor did he know how to proceed j he could not remain fileht ; and indeed the great refpect h,e had for thofe who heard him, and for thofe who had kindly approved his endeavours to fill;the great and e/Tential duties attached to the fituation he had the honour to hold in the laft Parliament, and was nominated to again by his Right Hon. friend, made him anxious to exprefs that gratitude which he owed for thofe repeated Obligations which their generous and tmdeferved fupport on his part had laid him under to the Houfe, and of which he felt the moil lively fenfe, though at prefent by no means able to exprefs in any way thas could convey his ideas to that Honourable Houfe : he wifhed j of all things to avoid all affectation ; but when he reflected on the laft Seffion of Parliament, and his own conduct, the retrofpect brought to his memory many omiffions and defects on his part,  which, however indulgently they were borne by the Houfe, convinced him that he was not a fit perfon to be again placed in that arduous and honoarable fituatiolu He faid, the perfon, whoever 4ie might be,, that -mould be the object of their choice, moft po/Tefs that degree of natural abilities, profound "know-ledge, particular acquaintance With the laws and privileges of Parliament, and many other valuable and effenttal qualifications, which .he was forry to think he never could attain. After continuing for fome time in this flrnin, he finiihed a very excellent and well adapted fpeech, by af-furing the Houfe, that if he had the honour to be elected their Speaker, no poflible exertion that he could make fhould be wanting to fill the oince of Speaker, with fidelity, honour, and impartial juf-tice-, he, however, argued much againft a perfon lb inadequate to the tafk being fixed upon, and wifhed fomebody more fit was thought of. The Matter of the Rolls, Mr. Philips, and' many other Members, then forced Mr. Adding-ton to the Chair, when he again ftated to the Houfe that the election was not yet final, and begged they would confider and endeavour to find fomebody more capable ; there was then a general cry of Chair! Chair! and having taken his feat, the Speaker, in very appofite terms, thanked the Houfe Fo/ the honour they had fo generoufly conferred upon him. Lord CourtMm rofe, and" fpoke for a few minutes, which, from his attitude, we took to be complimentary to the Speaker, as his Lordfhip fpoke in fo low a tone that we could collect nothing of what he faid. The Speaker moved that this Houfe do adjourn. Adjourned accordingly, each other ; in conffoqttenee of which the eleveti. foremofi, with- the-driver, were' unfortunately drowned. .Only-one, whicl'happened to bfc blind, was faved. - MARRIED.] Yeft�rday, at St. George tbe> Martyr, Queen's fquare, Edmund Peach, Efq. of Sundrich, Kent, to Mrs.' Elizabeth. Leathd. widow of the Rev. Edward LSathesv Rector of Redeham, in the county of Norfolk.-At Hough-ton-le-Spring, Durham, John Leitch, Efq. merchant in Glafgow, to Mrs. Elizabeth. Ironfide, of that place.-Monday, at Glafgdwv Mr. Robert-Struthers, brewer, to Mite Euphemia Strange*, daughter to Mr. Robert Strange, njerchant iit Glafgow.^-A few days ago, at Nottingham, Mr* Lomax, of Codington, near Newark, afDtheearyi to Mifs Ward, of Nottingham. DIED.] At Rhonhoufe, on the 13th inftant, John Li7ingfton, of Airds, Efq.-Lately, in the Ifland of May, Colin Campbell, Efq. of BalKiTdbyi -At Clonakilty, county of Cork, "Mr. Thoma* Brereton, aged 90 years.-Sunday fe'nnight, the Rev. Humphrey Owen, M. A. Senior Chaplain, of the Collegiate Church, and Rector of Sti, Mary's, in Manchefter. THE Holders of IRISH TICKETS have been uncord ly fortunate in their Speculations, which may in a great Meafure be attributed to the Peace j for fincc. the Arrival ef the Meffengcr, on the 4th of November, Tickets h)ve been daily advancing in Price j added to which, the Drawing his been v^ry favourable to them, as in the firft five Days, only two capital Prizes above one hundred Pounds have b?ea drawn; confequently Adventurers have now a much greater QJianee for a twenty thousand, ten thoufand, or five thou-fai>d Pound Prize, than when"the Lattery began Drawing.) as there are neither the twenty thnufand, or ten thou/aoA Pound Prizes drawn, and only one of five thoufand. GENUINE PINE-APPLE RUM. ' JBUCKM ASTE R, oppose'the Afylum� . Lambeth, informs the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in genenl, thar he has imported, from his Plantation in (, Pine-App'e'Rum, made from the fineft flavoured Pines that .ire to be got on thar IOu.l, which he fells in its genuine State, and over Proaf, for iioady-Moiiey only This is an Article feldois to be h..d in chis Country.. N. B. Cauntry Gent!ara?n fupp!i~d with 'any Quantity of this iliie flavoured Rum, by LecilrJ ^Poft-paid) ordering Payment in Town. [2^57 ' "TURKEY CARPii'~ Addington then rofe, feemingly much em-barrafled by his natural modefty and the peculiar (train of praifes with which his Honourable friends had "introduced the motion; he, however, acquitted hiiqfj?lf in a ftyle that.did him the hlglwft from the Earl of Shaftefbury's feat at Winbourn, Dorfetlhire, on a vifit to Mifs Pulteney, at BalPs Hall, near Hertford. Yefterday arrived at the General Poft-Office one Qjebec mail by tlie Thynne packet, Captain Wolfe, after a padTage of thirty-four days to Falmouth. The Thynne Packet has had much ftormy weather to encounter, and on the 5th inftant had the misfortune to lofe the mafter, carpenter, and four men, who were all waihed overboard, and drowned. Lord Dorchefter was expe&ed to return in the" Thynne, but is not arrived. Ye/lerday alfo arrived one Lifhon mail by the Hanover Packet, Capt. Todd, after a paflag'e of thirteen days, to Falmouth. The Tankerville Packet, for Halifax and-New York, and the Colev.erth Packet, for the Lee*-, ward Iflands, are detained by contrary winds. The following numbers in the Irifh Lottery were drawn prizes of above 151. on thje 8th day': No. 27,008, a prize of ioocl. No. 26,383 and 28,880, prizes^ of 190I, each ; aud No., 12,276 and 32,537* prizes of 50I. each. On Wednefday morning a melancholy accident happened in the Thames, nearly oppofite to the pavillions in Hampton-Court park : As a team of. 1 barge-horfes, belonging to Mr. Winch, of ihep-perton, were drawing a barge up the river, owing to the umifual depth and rapidity of the flream, they-were overpowered, and sntanghd with __WOOD PLAINS, held J,y Leafe under the Crown, of which Eighty-Six Years are now unexpired j it confifts cf a Houfe, together with 116 Acres of Arable, Pafture, and Wood Land, all within a Ring-fence adjoining to Rufi'ell Parfa, and in a beautiful Situation for b\ii!dirfg; and at the Diftance from London of about Eleven Miles, and about Half a M5I� from the Great North K6ad, near the pleafant Village of Hao� ley, in the County of Middlefex. " ~ [283^ Due Notice of flhe Day of Sale will be given, and further Particulars may be known at the Mailer's Chambers ; and i MelTrs Jenkins, James, and Abbott, New-Inn, London. NOTICE is hereby given, THAT theTQLjLS arilimj at the FRIMLEY and WILLEY f OLL-GA1E9, in the. Upper DiftriA of the Turngifce-Road- from Pafingttone, near Cagihott, ta Surrey, through" Ficnham,, Alton Jnd Alrestbrd, to the City of Winchefter, will be feparateffLETT by AUCTION, to ! the beft Bidderor Bidders^ at the Houfe of Benjamin Nichols, - called or known by the Nw�e,.or-Beartng the, Sign'of th^Ba/h, in the Town of Farnham aforefiicf,, on Thurfday 'liie.tjipaf of December nekt, between the' Hours � 6f tea -ind twelve Itt. the Forenoon, for the Term of one Year, 'to Commence frcjra Chriftmas Day next, j/i the Manner directed by an Act paflei in the 13th Year of the Reign of his Majefty King George the Third, r!>r regulating the Turnpike-Roads ; which ToH� at the faid Frimley Gate, were left the laft Year for the Sum of two hundred and fix'ty (eyen Pounds, and at the faid Willey Gate for the Sum of four hundred and. thirty Pounds, clear of the Collectors Salaries,* and will be put up at thofe Sura* refpeclively. Whoever happens to be t,he beft Bidder or Bidders, muft1;, ar. the fame Time, give Security or Securities, with fufficienc Sureties, t> the Satisfaction of the TruAeesof the faid Upper Diftrifl, fov Payment.of the Rent or Rents agreed, fjr, and ac f�ch Times as thsy fliall in that "Behalf direct. WILLIAM SHOTTER,  .Clerk ti>~theTrufteea.' Farnham, iSth NovembVr, 1790. '�  . . ^864-# By the KtNG's Royal Letters .Patent.. GRANG HANCOCK's GRAND PIANO FORTES, with Spring Key Touch, and Hsrp a::i : Flute Stops. Thefe Inftrumenbt�, fa highly approved-by the Muiical WdrKl, are fold only by the Maker, at bus Warth.uic, No. 32, ParliamentrStrset,, Woftminlir-er, when; a cip'ril Affortrnent. is now /juiiihed, of. various Kin'di a:ij S;ir>, felling, from 25 . to joo Guineas each, ;*c�rding to Q^oliry, Workmanflitp, &c. &c. . Gratefully fenfible of the Favour, he already rec-.iv.-d, and anxious that the Nobility, Ointry, :rid Prjfeffji-s Mufic, may have the meil uneq Jvo.:al Opportunity.tb tell the .Merits of his Piano Fortes, Mr. FI.iicj.Ic has appropriated the licit Floor of his WarehourV fol-;'.y to that Purpofe. The Rooms contain fome of his beft Iniiruments, with felected Mufic, and are well aired by conftant Fires j he therefore refpeftfully reqttells that Muiical Amateurs (whether in- " tending to p^rchife or not) will be pleafed to eoniider thefe Apartments aS.entirely theirs at all Times (Sundaysexcepted), free of every Expence^tbr ^'.though th^ exclufivc Right 0/ � making thefe Inftrumsnu is fecarecfro the Inventor fey Roy \l Patent, yet he holds it as mors hsnourabls, th�- they ftcyld be known, to ths World, .rather by th-ir o vn intrinfic /'' cellence and Superiority of Tone, than by ths Luftrje Of P�� ' tt�nags, however exalted and nu;e*\:i^. In Reply to m?'ny Enquiries, it- h to be note4, that thefe rnftrunj'r.ts cannot be io)d on'Cteditj nor we th:y let O hi�-e on any Term* whatever. . fti^3 ;