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London Evening Post (Newspaper) - August 24, 1765, London, Middlesex From SATURDAY August 24, to TUESDAY August 27 1765. Numb, c'gol [Price Two-pence Half-penny From the London Gazette. I Ftorence\ Aug. 3. I N edidt was publifhed here a few days ago, to le(Ten the current value cf the fpecies of Roman /ilver coins caJled teitoons and Pauls, fhar were coined before the year 1700, which, by time, are become tie .ficient. The currency of fhqat.h not prohibited, but the value reduced fe'ven aMa: half per cent. Some months ago a]] the Roman Jialf pauls in general, and feme other coins of "particular Popes fince the year 1740^ "were reduced fiv*e per cent, which joined ro this, raaJces a deduction of twelve and an half per cent, on above three parrs of rhr fmaJJ River coin that is current in this country. Hampton, Colonel of ihe Middlefex-mili-tia) the mafter of the Ceremonies, ^3ve immediate orders to Mr. Cole, of the SuflTex Tavern, to prepare an elegant cold Collation for all the Company, ar a ball his Honour propofed giving on the happy oc-cafion the fame evening \ which, confideiing the fhort notice, was done in fo fplendid and plentiful a manner, as to do great honour to the Donor, and great credit to Mr. Cole, Ort the hilt arrival of the news, a colle�lion for a giand illumination, &c. was immediately begun by the Nobility and Gentry } but this Sir Thomas likewife defired to defray, and which was done in the muft brilliant manner. At eight, nine, and ten, the cannon weie repeatedly fired 5 bonfires were lighted on the Common ; federal India firewoiks difplayed about tw elve before Mr. Cole's houfe j and ihe whole concluded with great joy and harmony a bout three in the morning, without thelealt accident, notwithftanding the great plenty number deltioyed by the poll-coaches and poft-chaife?.' An ingenious pe?frn of this city, lata an Oyiter Meeter, has invented a fcheme to render the partake under the cenue arch of London-bridge, as fife and fecure as any 1 -~ due of their raxes for tins j-ear, a d at the fan;e rime ordered, tbjtt for twenty*/:; e years, ro commence from the ill of October next, each inhabitant of that town �ha!l be only taxed at five fols per annum, for all kinds of impositions, including even the twentiuh-penry. His Ma-^VherParTo?7h^ri^-whhourt"he"lsart Wy h�, moreover ordered 100 looms and alien: on of the arch, f � ,1^';mnf wheels to 1* fat tinker imme- - . - - diateJy for the tile of their nianuudtures j and it's thought ih.�t his Majefty's bounty will not be limited ro thefe benefactions. The military governmejir of all our acquisitions in the late war, !>eing tinder confideratioti to be reduced to a general ftandard, the fame has l>een laid before his Royal Highnefs the Duke of Cumber! ind, and fuch land officers as he {ball think proper to confnlt, in order for his Highntfi to deliver his opinion on that fub-jedr. We hear r!ut a removal of lbme gentlemen of d:ftii:�r.ion, from a certain great Board, will Whitehall^ Aug. 14. The King ^J**11 | of itrong beer given to the populace, pleafed to appoint William ~ ' On Saturday lad the importation of foreign wheat into this port ceafed, purfuant to aft of Pailiament: 56,650 quarters of wheat, xy^o ditto wheat-meal, and 1170 ditto oars, have been entered inwards at the Cuilom-hnufe, from the ioth of May to the 24th of Aut^uft, fiom Fiance, Flanders, Holland, and Dan'zick. The workmen employed in repairing the Temple Courts, have found a well of water under ihe piazzas, about four foot fquaie, and built with bricks, fuppofed of fome hundred years (tandmg, and had been erected when the Knight* and Templars were in polfedion of that place. La It week the bar, John Wyndham Boyer, David Papillon, WUliarn Caley, George Lewis Scott, Thomas. Bowl by together \vitb Sir Henry Pool, Bart, in the room of Henry Vernon, Ef n in the county of Effex-Mr. Reenc, to the reitory of Goldhange Eait-miln, engaged 1 n the rebellion 1745 pardon toihefe milled adventurers in the fame county. Le Mercier, Efq; Henry Shelley, and Michael Warden, Efqrs. and the lurvivor-of them, the office of Auditor of all and fmgular his Majeity's Revenues within the counties of Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, and Chefter ; and alfo of Auditor of the A-ccompts of the money arifing by writ of covenant and.entry in the alienation Office. dividends to he made to Qreditors. Sept. 16. James Stephen^ late of Liver-poole, in the county of Lancalter, Drug-gift, at Pontac's coifee. houfe iu Water-ftreet, Liverpoole. 0�1. 1. Robert Hartley, late of Tadcafter, in the county of iTork, Ivlakiler, at the Tadbot in Leeds. Certificate to be allowed. Sept. 14. Thomas Stretton, late of the rough of Leicefter, in the county of Bo Lei A few days fince his Majeity's Store-keeper at Placentia, wai man ied to Mrs. BuQi of the Tower. On Saturday was married Mr. William Lander, of the Bank, to Mifs Edwards, of the Poultry. By the death of Sir William Harr, his eftate, w'hich is very confiderable, devolves to his nephew, William Harr, Efq"; who laft feffions of Farliamenc obtained an adt to change his name from Blondeau to Hait, for that purpofe. A few days ago died in Featherftone-buildings, Mr. Mo6*e, of the Cuftooa-houfe. l'hurfday died at Enfield, Edward Roper, was remaikably adive, and by the indemnity act, excepted fiom his late Majeity's ; afterwards he was tiken and committed to the cattle of Edinburgh, whete thinking to make his efcape, by getting over the wall, with the help of a rope, which was too fhort, he had Uie nmfoicune to dalh his brains out rigainft the rock on which that fortrefs is built. The next brother, Thomas O^ilvie, who fucceeJed to the eltate, had the character of a good na.ured genile-man, and was moil inhumanly porfoned by his own b;other and * tfe, and the third brother Patiick Ogilvie, the peifon found guilty by his peers or jury, of the worlt of crimes, incelt, frairicide and murder, d om^j to fuffer an ignominious death. Inltancesof which, in that part of Britain, was fcldom or ever heard of. is Sunday morning at four o'clock, broke out at Mi. Ma;hew's, Plumber fire the narrow-llreer, RjtclifF Crofs, Efq; Bedfo cefter, Tallow-cluudJer. L O N DON. Jacob car- preached before his Maj . Hoyal; Lord Beikeley of Srratton, ried the fword of ftate. Letters from the Hague fay, that ihe Hereditary Prince Stadtholder, with the J)uke of Brunfwick, Field-Marflial of the Durch forces, wenrflorn Loo to the Houfe in the Wood, on the zjd inftant, in order . to receive his Royal Highnefs the Duke of York, who is expefted there the firft or i/econd of next month. Same day died Mr. Paul Gibfon, Wine Merchant in the Borough. Friday died Mr. Arthur Woodefon, Attorney in Mount-ftreet, Grofvenor-fquare. On Friday died Mr. Brent, Treafurer to the New Pavement, and Clerk to Chelfea Water Works. Satuiday died at his houfe the fide or the Fleet-market, Mr. Freeman, Wine and Biandy Meichant. ' Sunday morning died in Paradifc-ilreet Rotherh.the, Capt. Hallam, many years Commander of the KirbyhaU, in the Portugal trade. There has lately been obferved a very remarkable aberration in a flar of ihe firit magnitude at Greenwich j it was by fome people imagined to be Jupiur, but we know not how to reconcile this, as it is certain cr has been invifible for forae time which confumed that and ten other houfes on both fides of the way, and damaged fome others before it was extinguQied : ihe flames were fo rapid that the uj.happy iufteieis had no time to fave any thing. The damage is computed at fume thou land pounds. A few days lince an orticer in CL-rken-well, arreited a wrong gentleman, and detained him in his houfe three days, for whehoffgnce, in order to prevent a prole-cution, he paid nol. at the rate of 7cJ. This wck fever..1 N.*vy Lieuteimnrs on the hilf-jMj- lift, li.jve been ai'i-oiii^d by the ba.ird oT Ac'mir.ilry to rhe comiii.iu'. of arm'd cutters, u'liiih. v\ c. from the Postscripts of all the Evening Papers of I all Sa'urday. "U'e hear, that vit the time the Dnlfce of York took Ins le:tveof m: Kng of Prufli^, ar Berlin, rh;u Monarch prcleiued his Royal Highnefs with a gold fnufF-hox, in the inikk of which whs his Majeity's piirure, in gruniature, richly fet wirh diamonds, v.ilneJ ar 100,000 crowns. Thty wiite from P^ris, the King being iApcnvw w - defirous of putthig the inh-birants of rhe town which will I of Poibec (Urcly dL-fimycd by fire) into a con- he purTucd Collins ro Hiinplhire, whrre he wai apprehent!eJ3 I ronght tip to Newgtte, and from thence removed co Cau'i^u; to he rried.-Sit Herbert's perfevsr�*nce in bringing :ii:s man to jniiLe, is much to be commended, and gives great fuisUclion to rhecntnuiy in general, not only as an example to deter orliers from the Ii�e practices, Lnc as it hath cleared the character of other ftrvants of Sir Herbert, fcveral of whom were turned away, on fufpicion of the crime* which this fellow was daily committing. To the Gentlemen,, and Ftee-hoJders of the County of Sussex. Gentlemen*, If I S Ala j efty having been grarioujly LX tleifed to appoint me Comptroller cf kit Houfehold) my Seat 'in Parliament is become vacant : I therefore daJJre the Continuance^ cf your Favours, in giving me your PUes and hit eve ft for vi) Re ekttton. Ton may be afured of r?$ always havinz the mcA rrateftti Remembrance of ihts* in me, lam, Gentlemen, Tour mo ft c-hedient^ ar.d Chimed bumble Servant* 1 homas pelham. 9 I dition to rebuild their houfes, and to re eftabljih their trade, Us forgiven them all rhat remains TH E Partnerihip of John Barnes and Benjamin HacAHoufe, Grocers and Te4 De^ler^ in Cheapfide. being diilolvcd by ma-tual Confenr, on the 20th Inltam ; I heg Leave to acquaint my Friends, and ti^e Public in Rene* ral that 1 have eiuered into Partneriliip witU Mr Hartholom-vv Daw fon, Gr#cer and Tea Dealer at rhe Tea Chelt and Sugar Newgare-Stieeri, wheie the Coi.un their Commands will be gnitefuil ledged, and fait, fully evecuted, by Tlieir molt ob^henr humble $ Ke^ate-Street, (For Parrnrr July 12,1705. BcNj. �A \ ;