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London Evening Post (Newspaper) - April 25, 1765, London, Middlesex J' The From THURSDAY April *j, to SATURDAY ArMi 27, 1765. [Price Two-pence Hdlf-pena/ iter of the London Evening-Poft plant aettbumquc Funus ! iff* Mortis ttmfui indigniusy &c. NQttingbamJhirg^ ijSf. HIS, Mr. Primer, is a very'moving lugubrious excla-nution in one of Pliny's letters, oc-ca/ioncd by rhe death of a very valuable youngper-fon of his acquaintance ; and the dif* trrfs ii painted in that we can't more ffittingly exfwrd: accident. fcy engraving the above quota u viairo to that moft bar- of duelling; but man, who barons and cowardly cufto how poor and languid, and now mauc^uu^ *=> the comfort of words to the anguiih we feel upon this woeful occafito-j with what emphafis may ive f*y, O inexorable death ! O poor unfortunate C> � th, how wiUrikcly, how in* expreffibly feyere is thy lofs! and Afech more fo, from the very particular conjuncture in which it happened* ReaJJy, Mr. Printer, it is a monftrons thing that duelling Xhould be fo much in faihion as it is at this time j what can be the reaibn of it do you think ? Who do you imagine is to blame Upon this fub;eft, the gem^rn^n chat pra&ice this cuiloru, or the Miniflers of peace and juf* tfce, who can connive at ib execrable an affair ? Far my own part, Sir, I very heartily-condcmn the people appointed to execute our jaws ; and I MBTeaJly of opinion that they are the rftoft colpaple upnii this account j for^ is it not uni-yerfa&y "known, that our laws are extremely tenacious of our lives ? Do they not exprefs the ucmofi tleteftation ot the crirrtc of Murder, and pnnifli it with the greateft feverity?-Moft certainly: therefore we may very reafoiubiy conclude, that, bad our Magiftmes begun to exalt the puiftment doe to Murder and Duelling, as foon as the law had empowered them, this vile cuftom would have been exploded and forgotten long ago X mutt confefe^Mr. PrSittr, though 1 dueilitf, that X �6oukl have lofted.upon the height of partiality to put ^8tn Infidels, Poltroons, Cowards and Scoundrels. Sat fuppofing thflie duel lifts are Infidels, and do not reverence 'religion, ftill their infidelity won't mitigate the matter, they ftill find revenge unjuftiriable ; for, it was a maxim with one of the moft wife and valiant of the Heathen Philofophers, Tlut Murder for ail injury arifeth only from Cowardice, be-caufe he whoinflidleth ir,feareth that iiis enrtjny may live and avejige himfelfand in another place he adderh, " Thar there is nothing fo eafy as to revenge an offence, but nothing fo honourable as to pardon it." But after all this tedious epiftle, Mr. Printer, the moft effe&ual way to fupprefs this devilifh cuitom is this ; the Legislature muft forbid all (faviug military) men from wearing fwords; and a decree for this purpofe, I am certain, can be of no injury to this nation, as I am very fuse that die advantages refulting from wearing fwBrds, are far fljorr of countervailing the various mifchiefs that attend the ufe of them. How often do we fee in your valuable News Paper, Mr. Printer, chat on fuch anight a fet of young Rucks met, and got drunk at a tavern, and upon a trifling quarrel committed murder? Is not Fencing falfdy efleemed one of the firft accompUfhmenrs ? therefore it is very eafy to conceive, that a young 'Squire (who hath been with his Fencing Matter ill morning, and hath nothing ^mpretfed wpou "his barren mind, but quelon, and tfte gulph of Sr. Laurence, viz. the Gueinfey, Commodore Pallifer Thames, Horn Capt.JJercival; Niger, Sir Thomas Adams, Bart. Pearl, Cap*. Sax-ton, and Lark, Capt. Thornfon. Letters from Hamburgh advife, that a fociefy of Arts and^Sctences has been lately eftaWifhed there* under fix Dire&ors; at the opening of which, feveral experiments were exhibited, viz. a fpinning-wheei which fpunrtwo threads in the fame time that one is ufually dore in ; a machine for infallibly curing fmoaky houfes } and a model of a pump which works by wind, and can drain rivulet dry, and fill it again immediately, 8cc. Tuefday laft, being Sr.GeorgeVday, there was a numerous meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of London, at their houfe in Chancery-lane, in order toele I im fure it is morally wwoHrble bufteui tn:* frame wifdom and delicacy concerning they call rhem. Pray Jet me alk them, what vulgar fellow dare inftilt a gentleman ? But fuppofe be did, does not the law affift them with an ample remedy againft foch a rafcaj ? What would they have ? Will nothing bat blood expiate a man's offence againft them who perhaps has fplalh'd a white flocking as he paffed by them in the (treer, and that by accident; but fuppofe a vulgar fellow does take the wail of me, and perhaps ufes a little fcurrilous ian. guage; is it not more commendable to laugh at fuch a trifle, than murder the man, and be eternally miferable? Pray, Mr. Printer, what is your opinion in this cafe, fuppofe I call you a 7ypt it axing rafcaJ^ xviU yon murder me and go to the devil, or laugh at me and be thought a rational fellow*-Pray tell your friends in your that they may His Majefty has appointed Thomas Baker, Gem. to be an Enfign in the aSth regiment of foot, in the room of Enfign preferred j and Thomas Pringie, be an Enfign in Colonel Draper's dear company, now on duty in caftle. The following article is taken from the Harding', Gent, to indepen-Chefter- yetteiday, which they fay wasfentthemfbyanunkrrowncorrefyonden!: " A diforder has lately fpread amongft the poor unhappy Lunatics, in Bedlam, which, being a fpecresof madnefenot known before, iscaUMtheFigur'd Madnefs. What's remarkable in this diforder is, that they al- Articles*/Intelligence, gPc. from tbt Postscripts of all iiae Evening Papers of laft Thurfday. The report is again revived, that his M.\jefly will vifit his German dominions foon after his birth-day; ajid rliat lbme nectffury Reparations are now deliberating upon previous to it. It is reported that there will be fhorciy a* change in tfe Miniflry ; and it is fa Id that the Earl of Kgmont (now ferfl Lord of the Admiralty) will be appoimedone of the Secretaries of State. It is expefled ail our Britifh ftamen in fbreigit fervice will loon be ordered home by proclamation. Extrmft 9/ a letter frein a Britifh Inhabitant of Dunkirk^ Jprit 12* cl Veflerday a meflenger paffed through here, in his way from London to Varis j Be left fofhe' difjratahes at the EngKih Comrniflary's, by which it is reported, that the Englith Miniflry have mken up the caufe of Thomas Erown, a Vubliain here, in a fpiriced and proper manner. No doul.t, you have heard he and his wife were ways contrive, by fome means or other, to r"ken hY force out of their nvvn hoil,e' a1ld get a paint-pot conveyed to them, and in thrown into prifon a week ago , for what#rca- ' foil no perfon here can ce.ll, further th^n rhe concerning Murder are framed: and to Inpport m tfait thcy my kuow your feaa. jnc ihfi number ^ 0p fome fon no perfnn here can tell, further than rhe Wbat- I have faid, give me leave to mention fiut mw t am fcriou$> as X dra^to *icular part 0f their habits; and what's & that e,r Senses Wd endeavour to fupprtfs chis impious cuftoin, and I only defire th.t they woVd publifli a proclamation at the: ne*t feffiou, or Ujta as pofllblc, and let u �d with chefe words, " Thou fhak do no Mordcr, for whofo-ever fteddeth man'sbloed, by ttall ho.Uood b-fted." This they ndsht do wuh dtvU1' *utto* Mr. Printer, what precepts their xoodey without new atoufements c^Utnor/immecUatelrdireaed to Magiftracy tha.i rhefe"? Do they not tteruly ejipin Magif-trates (all paniUity ipwt) dat **y �� �* by reafon of any liberty, but that they bring Murderers- to puaiflunent ? Moft certainly ; and Magrftrates refiifingto obey commandments fo�blbI�e, we guilty of the higheft contempr. And here Jet me flop to tell our modern cooJ-Wootl-gentkmen, tlut if they would duly re-fleft that there are fuch preceprs w the christian W as thoft I have quoted, I think jhey Wd plainly fee what the criterion of duelling is  they would be foon fenf.ble that the men, who, now-a-days, are careffed and efteemed as well-bred, genteel, conragious, ftout men, and men of honour, dsfcrve aO other appellation We ire informed there ar� no grounds for a coalition of parties, asiias been propagated in feveral of the papers. It is expefted that an aft for the relief of infolvent debtors, will take place this feffion, notwichftanding what has been inferred to the contrary. ExtraS of a later from Vernon in Normandy, France, Martb iS, 176$. " Laft night we were at Madame de Bel-lei fle's, fiftei to the late Duke, where there were tweiity-ei&ht perfons,, and feveral card-tables. I played, loft, paid for cards, and came off for four-pence. Penny-whift is the play throughout the town, and twopence a piece for cards, which pays for the t wo packs. There is much company there 1 cuftom of Germany. Crooke, of Marih Gibwen in Buckingham-Ihirc Efq-, Tuefday was married at Eofield, Mr. Davidfon, Merchant, to Mifs Jane Price, of Edmonton. Wednefday was married* at Kentragton, Mr, George Heming, Goldfmith, in Piccadilly, to Mifc Vaughan, of Kenilngton Gravel-pits. Thurfday morning was married at St. Jame^s church, by the Rev. Dr. Cowper, John Sawry Morritt, of Cawood in York-ihire, Efqj to Mifs Pierfe, only daughter of the late Henry Pierfe, of Bedall, Efq; many yearsMember of Parliament forNorthal- lerton. Thurfday was married, at St. Mary's, Whitechapel, the Rev. Mr. Wafchel, Mi-nifter of the German Lutheran chapel in Little Ayliffe-itreet, GoodrnanVfields, to Mifs Arney, daughter of Mr. Arney, an eminent Sugar-refiner, of Wellclofe-fquare j an agreeable young lady, with a large for-ttne; on which occafaon an anthem v\as fung at the end of the faid church, both vocal and inftrumental, according to the Th in Southampton-ftreet, David Gamck, Efqj The Newfoundland fquadron, confiftine of the fallowing of his Majefty/s (hips of war.failedonThurfdayfrc their reftewlive ftations off St. twre, Mj We are informed that the lateMrs. Wolfe, mother of the brave General Wolfe, harh by her will left the fum of five hundred pounds to the truftees of Bromley college, in Kent, which Biftsp Warner founded, but fbr the repairs of which he made no provifion i and that the truftees, by the I William v�� htln of this bentfaftiOT. are preparing to I 7T�* ll* a�e a convenient momtnr ro efcape from rherice and ran into her hnlband's apartment, fayhig, fhe Avas refolved to uifh him joy of the goad ne;vr, and (he was fdrry tirrk and the gaoler would not permit her to fay more. The Turnkey at this inftant coming in, fhe was conduced to her own apartment. Quary, Do not thefe Frenchmen deferve to have rhciir harboor UiJed tip, which all the world knows We have a tight to demand ? Hut for what reafon it has always been negle&ed feems very difrlculc to f*y.M- Monf le Chevalier Mizicries, preftjit Coriiman-d^nt of the trOops, at Dunkirk, is a Knight of* alta, and has the rank of a Major General iii French arinyj his mother is fiftet to General Oglethorpe. A new marine chair, of a particular coh-flru�Uon, is preparing to be Jhipt for Edinburgh, hi order to promote fome important difcoveries towards afcerraining the longirude by ceJeffial obftrvations now on the catpet iu that country. The Parliament of Normandy have re^iftered the French King's edifl for annihilating the Society of Jefuits in f'rancej and at thej^uic time befeeel] his Majefly to ufe ail his ^0tsncc ta get them extirpated from the whole extent of the church. We are informed that two Merchants^ Spaniards by birth, who hava reiidcd for fonae time in a great trading town in the Weft of England, have abfeocded; being charged with the atrocious crime of finking a ih^p (afrer re* movirg the goods into another) to dctraod the infnrers. The Amfterda ndelet ;