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London Evening-Post (Newspaper) - December 31, 1765, London, Middlesex ���a From TUESDAY D 3 to THURSDAY Januarys, 1766 A "[Price Two-pea^e Half-penny the ma ft Same day the workmen employed by the >ard of Works, began to erect a platform >m the Houfe of Peers to Weftminfter- by the deficiency of their ;ufual orders fromLihfc Colonies, Eaft Abbey Stuart, All Majefiies and the I crg$ed Impei ul Court put on mourning on Monday laft for his late Royal Highnefs the Duke of Cumberland, which is to contiuue fifteen day 3, The Count de Welf-pergf Minifler from of his late Royal Highnefs the Duke of Cumberland. T this day Baron Bothmary Mioift ilrt from Den Majefty ark, received advice, len in a fair after repairing her damage, and taking in a new long boat, failed from Portfmonth laft Friday morning, vvirh a fair wind. The Lord Anfon cutter is arrived at Falmouth with forty-three bags of Martifuco coffee, and ken on board a Freuch difhpfi on Saturday, and returns this \veek through Spain to Vienna, Letters from Hanover menuofi, that on the 18th paiV/a play, called Zaiie, written by M. de Voltaire, wasa&ed at the theatre there, by feveral perfons of the higheft rank in that Ele&orate. Prince Charles of a quantity of brandy, fmugglcr on rhe coait of Cornwall, They Write from Vienna, that there was a-nother general chafe of Wikl Boars on the 14th of December, after which there was W Leone more the week after, his Imperial^ Mbj?fly Whe)i our/Wifeacres Peace ha&made. The French no longer were afraijj j Put vap'ring, dreaded jio more f.: Nor e*er difcliarg^d their Cauad' As to Monfieurs, in many packets, lVe^cold you howNve irimm'd theirjapfets- And we muft do't again, I fear, 'V v. E'er we (liall bring our fcheir.e to bear. As for Jack Spaniard-'tis not haadibme. He (hou'd with hold Manilla's rahfom^ But rot'em,' if I judge 'em right, They Loth can better cheat than ^shr. Befides our Joan, who reads my Papers^ Is very often in the vapours 9 * being determined, it feems, for the eafe of the j .About our quarrels in Virgi*y% inhabitants, to extirpate thofe deftrudtive ani- Lord from Briftol, Mecklenburgh 'Strtlitz performed the chief L^soutof the country - for which pwpofe, part to admiration, and all the r�ft gained f lbcr!des (.he "�mbers lately killed by himfelf, His fjritannici Majefty's Aip the-Lark, Capt. Thompfon, who came lately from Newfoundland, foiled yefter,day for fcflgUud. Laft Friday between 39 and 4% fail of Merchant ihips, under convoy of two of his moll Faithful-Majefty's fliips, put to fea for the differed fectleicents in the Brazils and the coaft of Africa* . Berlin, Dec. ix, Laft night the Prince Royal e>f Pruifia, with the Princefs his Conibit, came to Town from Potzdam ; and this morning his Majefty, accompanied by his brorher Prince Jienry, and a numerous retinue, arrived here like wife from Potzdam. St. Jame37*> Dec. 31. On Sunday laft, be-ttveen three and four o'clock in the afternoon died, at his houfe iu Leiccfter-fquare, has Royal Highnefs Prince Fredrick v/iDiam, Jus Maje-fly'z youngeft brother, to the great grief of their Itiajetties, and all the Royal Family, great applaufe. On Thurfday laft William Fitzherben Efq; was re-elecled Member of the Bo rough of Derby, without opposition. His. Majefty has appointed John Honey Co he has given a general permifiion to ail owners of lands around his forefis, to dcftroy as many as they pleafe. Letters received in Holland from theifland of Ceylcn fay, that the air of the city of Candy, lately taken by the Dutoh troops, is found to aem of dragoon guards, commanded by the J* TZ h?a^> the cI!matc fine> and very - � ----=0 � t 1. proper for diuuaug arrack. Ord Off, The Parliament of Ireland having prohibited iheir Diltiliers from ufing corn, we hear large orders are received here to buy molaffes for thofe parts ; and from the fcarcuy and dearnefs of corn with us, ic is piobable our Parliament, when they meer, may follow their example, as the diftiHcr^. confumes fo great a..qiiantiiy of corn which our poor wanrs.? th* Sugar Refiners feould alto take care of their molaifes, as that article muft rife greatly if this event takes place. The informations againft the mafter on Sunday next the 5th of January^ for his jate__Royal Higlinefs Prince Frederick Wiliiam *s youngeft brother, viz, The Lad] k^s to wear black filk, plain tnufliii or long lawn, crape or love boods, black glazed gloves, black paper fans, and black filk ihoes. Undrefs, black or grey unwatered tabbies. � The Men to wear black cloth without buttons on the fleeves or pockets, plain mufliu or long lawn cravats and weepers, crape hatbands, and black fwords and buckle?. r Umirefs, dark grey frocks, fbt Earl MarJbaFi Qrder for a General Mwrn-tng for bis latt Royal Highnefs Prince ~& Frederick William, In purfuasce of his Majefty^s Commands, Thefeare to give public Notice, that it it ex- that pe�l upon occa/10. Builders and their workmen, for erecting' buildings contrary to law, will be tried in Weitminfter-hal'l next Hilary Term. The ads of Parliament exprefsiy fay, that party-walls are �o be two hrtrks and a half thick in the cellar, and two bricks upward 5 and no timbers, except thole of the roof, girders, and cemplets, aie to be laid inio the fame; and the girders not to be more than one foot theiein, and not 10 meet, or fo be opposite to thofe in the adjoining houfes, and the fides to be nine inches diftant from each other, on the penalty of forfeiting fifty pounds for every offence in any of the pre-mifes, which money is tobe dividedbetween the informer and the poor of the parilh j and if the offending party has not fufficient goods or chatties to pay the penalty, he is liable to be imprifoned for the fpace of fix death ot his late Royal Highnefs Prince FrtdteJonging that on Saturday nigkt tha veftry to St. Mary's church in that �Qwn� was broke open, and the poor's money colle&ed ac the Sacrament, and on other occjrtfons, was plundered, as well as a box 4>elonging to a religious Society, amounting In the whole to Z5 1. or thereabouts. Warrington^ Dee. 26. On the iber lait the wife of William Roberts, eton. was delivered of of \ .The a boy. delivery, and did her houfhold. work until the 6th iaftanr, when flie was delivered of V&irl. NewcafiU) Dec. 28. Monday the annual charity given by Si> Walter Blackett, Bart, was diftributed to nine hundrad poor houfe-Iteepers, when to each was given fix^busds' .4f beeff $ fi*penj3y loaf, and fixpente in money. Laft week as one Gladfton, a Taylor, who had ? wooden leg, and a Smith, were 1$ a public-houfe, playing at cards, they *quarre)led ; on which the Taylor took off .his wooden leg, and offered to ftrike the ^mhh; but he* catching hold of it, knocked a Taylor down: a few days after whkrh On Sunday laft was manied Mr. Robert Deverell, of Lcighton �u2za;d in Bedfordshire, to Mrs. Sawcli, Ironmonger, at the fame place. On Sunday died at hi� houfe near Pall Mall, the wife of Peter Denis, Efq* Captain of the Royal Charlotta yachr, and Member for Hedon in Yorklhire. We hear that Mr. Street, who is confined in the New Gaol for the murder of Mr. Farley, has refufed taking any thing to fub-fift on for three days pait, and is at times difordered in his fenfes, ^ A few days ago a young gentleman belonging to the Excife Office, w�s robbed of a confiderable lum of money in St. George's. fields, by two footpads, whoufed hJm very ill, and then-pade off undifcovered. On Sunday night Mr. Hare, Silver-worker in White-Friars, was knocked down and robbed at the ejjd of Stonecutter-itre?r, Shoe-Jane: his fkull was frartared by the fall, and he expired on Monday evening in great agonies. On Monday night as Mr. Hofkins, an eminent Wine-cooper in Laurence Pouiiney- lane, was coming over Tower-hill, with his wife and daughter, he was attacked by three footpads in tailor's habits, who robbed him of his watch and money, took his wife's wedding ribg and purfe, and his daughter's buckles. Tuefdav three b$f s, the oldeft not abov* , who belongs to a pariih city, for picking peckers, pilfering it years Tchool in Bi idewell of age the were Committed to goods out of {hops, &c Articles p/Intelligencr, lie/day therfr^as a private Cbuncil at the tenJs palace,\t which th^ MarquTI of gingham, :thfc two Secretaries of State, federal other Lords of the Priw Council '' ^Saroe'day the body of his Royal Higl prince' f/ederick Williarr^ v?as opened J&kt&li&ed bythe Surgipha'bf fttVM|>i tht Postscripts 'cf all the Evening Papers cf lafi Tpefday. - "We hear that a certainGenileman, ;uft arrive-.! from abroad, has been complimented with a * thQiifand pound bank note, by a diftisgniflied " Society of Noblemen and Gerhlemcn, at the weit end of the town- It is reported that there will beftwo lotteries next year ; one to be drawn in May, and |he other in November, -The Mauufadturd-s in- general ccmplain heat ly '^f the lofs they faftaiu. in their Iwfipsfs, To the PRINTER. BSERVING in all the papers a paragraph relating to Dunkirk, the following remarks occurred to me on fhat oc-cafion. /; I with the importance of Dunkirk was better understood, or when underftood more attended to. not^tniftake there attempth.g to impeach where there was no foundation : but I know the importance of Dunkirk, and though its importance as a fortrefs for defcent, is ridiculed both by the military and feafaring gentry, into the di minutive of a privateering port, yet are living witnelfes who know how forward a defcent has been from that port, and alfo full well the confequence of one favourable tide--biu not to raife -bug-bears. It isaffcrted, that the demoiicion of the jettees is like to choak up the harbour. Shall I tell you, that the demolition of the fortifications of Duhkirk is a matter of ab-folute -ridicule, both upon the Exchange and at Sr. Catherine's, where it is well known, that when the jettees were cut through in the day, they'were as conftantly filled up by the burghers, &c. &c. in the night ? How far other information may be proper for a news-paper I am not a judge. In Fiance it is extremely dangerous to be meddling with politics; and here Qnptwith-ftanding fomerlate verdi&s) I doubt whether any of yoa would publifh what might be fent you upon this fubjed. Suffice it to ob-ferve, though neither intended aa inuendo or parallel, that nobody in Gondamar's time durit lay what is now afferted in every hif-tbry of England, that he bribed almolt the whole Englifh Court to rake off Raleigh , and from the knowledge I have of Dunkirk, its trade, inhabitants and fortifications, it is worth while for its inhabitants, as merchant, to give a plumb, and the French King, as a politician, a million, to preferve the harbour and fortifications. How f ar they underftand their intereft, let time determine. I apprehend you have an equal ngtjt to infert in your paper, as being full as authentic asthe paragraph alluded to. I cotild fay more, but fat. fupienti* Hterbum. Dec, 25, 176?. An Old Smuggler. The NiWSMA M 1G ift. muft times Which are become, fays my wife Joa As bad as times were ever known ^ And Joany I tell ye, knows as much -As many folk who keep their coach; Aye, bad they are, and all awry, Becaufe ?i how, I'll tell ye why; You "fee the north wind veers about, And tbifi are in w&jbofiM* onc ; The fane, now {hifting Uirm again, And tbefi are out, and tbofi are in. In fuch aflu&nating ftate When all thfc^jtje woujdbe CSreat, And many gmt ones, to a tittle, Are grown abandoned, mean and little Yonr lioneft Nefvfipan mull complain, And treat fuch Changelings wirh difda For ftiould tiefe tricks bt. carried on, . We, iu the end, may beandone; You, your eftate and wealth may lofe, \nd 1 my wallet and my news. Befides our freedom-that's the {UK?- heart 1 * d Joan too faj Freetlom't'caGfe ill Spaniard^ F: (Ged help x\\t Weirch) Seize my JTobacco, Beer and News t Or French, or Spaniard, Jew, or Turk, Befiegc our Pudding,, Beef, and Pork ? Such jtr eat meat's not -&ErfBrirons /ir 3 Nor to it will we e'er fubmit.*' - rill And ^________��.  -r>*�j To force the Stamp-Aft down their throats, As if ir was a fack of onts. And they were horfes who did need'em^ And he the hofllev was to fced'?m. tJia,, Joan will fir, and fob and cry fays j Matters my heart is fo far (;roke I cannot cr;ick a common joke. For Heaven's fake, my ijurics chear, -And bid rhe Hurler draw fame beer, -That I may drink your Honour's health j (WiihiHg you happinefs and wealth) And Madam's too-and eat fome pye, And tlaeu-God blefs you both, fay I. 7JartfA/NEWSMAN. To the Mayor, Burgeffes and fc,.wlMy,V4 the Ancient and Refpeftable City ^ of Wells, /Return you my moji humble and grateful Thanks for your firm and unfoaken Attachment to my Interefi-) and e'effizg rue ycur Keprs~ fentative in Parliament\ alt Dough the Return made ly the Mayor in my Favour was rejeHed by 4he Sheriff {the Son of my Antagonifi) in the moji illegal and arbitrary Manner^ ana a Return in Favour of his Father {made by an Alderman of the Corporation, not invefted with any legal Au~ thorityy was received by him ; yet I doubt noty but when a due Reprefentatun of the Faffs is lata before the-proper furfliilLn, the Irregularity of thefe Proceedings will be Jet rights and full and ample Juftuedone toyou, the Public� andtoy Gentlemen^ Wells, Tour mo ft obedient and Dec. ZIj 1765'. Mjft humble Servant^ Robert Child. Mayo the Borough of Leicester. Gbntlem en, /Beg Leave to return you my moji Jincert Thanks for the Honour you have conferred on me, in ele&tng me your Reprefentative in Parliw mem, in the Place of ?m Friend, Mr. WigJey which Ijball ever retain the mofi grateful Senfi of, and endeavour to ^fewe your Favour, by a faithful Difcharge of my Duty in generaU and '4 confiant Attention to the Intereft and Trade of this Borough in particular. 1 am, Gentlemen, . Leicefter, Tour much obliged Dec. 23, 1765-, humble Servant, J I 1 1A Meeting, by Adjournment of tees for Repairing the Eaftern ^ the Turnpike Road, leading Jrom the- Mills on HounjloWHeath in the County of+inmu*> fex, to a Place called Bafinefione. near tb&jgij&p of Bag[h Botiles, &c. to be paid fora which flull beillow'd when returned, ) ;