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London Evening Post (Newspaper) - May 16, 1765, London, Middlesex cnin Numb. 5858 From THURSDAY May i6, to SATURDAY May 18, [Price Two-pence Half-penny To the PRINT E R. S I R, Hrve read Mr. Bay of Cadiz, his Majsfty's (hip of .war the (Juadaloupe, with nineteen tn^lifh merchantmen. Letters from Paris, of the $>^h inftant fay, and alfo wiih frftting fiie to a bun belonging to Mr. Anthony Cooper at the fame plaC�y containing diveis farts 6f grain which wasconfumed. speculators e - I ^ amon^ tne Comedians re- On Wednefday a well-looking man, in tev in the Ledger of Saturday, and nvuft beg leave to make fome ant-mad'verfions thereon. Ha affirms, that it isnot the pi ice of proVifions, but mained unfettled, they being all in prifon. Madetnoifeile Clairon, one of the chief of the Aftreffes, whilft confined in the Fort a country drefs, went to the Horn tavern, s Commons, and ordered the mailer houfe to nrcoare a senieel dinner for coming l'Eveqae, was viftted by a great number of j a company that'wete then at Mr. Bowles's, per-lons of the firlt rank 5 there were often upwards of 20 gentlemens coaches waiting before the prifon at a time, which occafioned an order to be ififued, that the vhitors fhould exceed However, the thefcarcity of hands, which enhances the i - - "--'/V " prLfof Labour j and, in order toitrength- I performance of the Siege of Calais ,s itopr. en his affertion, proceeds to fay, that forty or fifty years ago, when provifions^were We Weavers r -m- w charged As my ex- * _ ~.....j j----r=> - r - . A;a,rant. 1 Monday laft for want of employment, and much cheaper than_ at prefens the_djtterent | ^ perlbns concerned in tUaC braneh of bulinefs. will foon be obliged to difcharge a great number more. Wednefday lafl: there was a ftrong guard placed in the Court-yard, Leicefter:houfe. ThurfUay between one and two o'clock, a great number of- Snitarfidds Weavers, (computed at about twelve thousand) went to the Houfe of Commons, and from thence their refpeftvve jnSnufa&'ures. iftence has comuiCnced fince that time, I can't pretend to fay iliat it was not the cafe; if it was, I atn apt to think fuch a dearnefs did not fo much proceed from the mere fcarctty of hands, as from the want of ingenuity and method of difpach in their fir veral manufa&uies, which fubjefting them to great inconveniences, kept up the price of their labour, as the many late inventions for facilitating their refpedlive bufi-neffeshave been inftrumental in reducing it. But, admitting that a fcarcity of hands enhances the price of Labour, does this argue that the extravagant rate of provifions may not have the fame effeft? Had it not been to the Houfe of Lords; after the proceeded them ring them to go to Moorfields, and upon leaving two or three of the principal of them at the Palace, an anf.ver fhould be brought them in about two hours time: j ,ies on account of the French King, will not nol:have the lame eir^ r T� B"L"\1"\he Upon which they departed peaceably unlit be made at once, l,t at different intervals, wifely ordered, forty years ago, when the � appointed/ fome of which will nor commence for rc*r on bufinefs foon be at dinner \ one of the dimes ordered was chicken* and afparagus:, but, on the fuppofed countryman's defirin^ the landlord to give him money to buy the fowls, u caufed a fufpicion, and the landlord declined gartlng wi'h his cafh, on which the mar$ toade off. 1 vie matter of the tavern foon afrer went to Mr. Bowles's houfe, and> after feveiai inquiries found the whole was a trick put upon him, pinpofelyto de- fiaud him of fome money.-This may ferve as a cautian tu Tavern-keepers and PublicaBb. AfcTlCLESs/lNTELLIGENCE, &C from (be Postscript* of all the Evening Papers of Uft Thurfday. Thnvfday Prince Mazarino, the Spanifh Em-baflador, had an audience of his Majelty's Secretaries of Stitc, on affairs of importance. After all that has been faid concerning the Canada paper money, we do know from indubitable authority due die payment of the bills drawn from that and the ether American colo- fcarcity of hands mayhave been great, that provifions (hould be proportionably cheap, Mr. Speculator rauft have paid ftill dearer to his Taylor, Barber, Watch-maker, and other mechanics. place appointed, Thurfday lalt upwards of a thoufand men and women affetnbled inBloomibury-fquare, armed with ftones, &c, in order to deftroy the windows of a certain houfe in that place, which they were happily prevented The raifing the price of provifions muft from'doingj by tne g0od conduft of Saun- and ICllclllJiJ wuiiaiiv-v* r---------- t it requires nor the wifdom of a Philofopher, to difcover that a Tradefman, who can barely maintain himfelf and family on half a crown per day, when Butcher's meat is^at three-pence a pound, muft either ftarve, or raife the price of his Labour, when it comes to fix-pence. A due proportion Ihould always be maintained between the ptice of Provifions and the price of Labour. The want of fuch a regulation, may, without douht* fink qui Ttadefmen into indolence, and confequently prove very*detrimental to the general commerce of the nation. But this may be effe&ed, without raifing or keeping up the price of provifions; it may be done by lowering their price, and then proportioning the price of Labour; this would anfwer the fame end with regard to forcing induftry, and we (hould then be able to fell our manufactures as cheap as o- ders Welch, E% Mr. Clay, High Conftable of Holborn division, with the Peace Officers, who attended for chat purpofe. Orders are given to the Sheiiffs of the fe-veral counties in England and Wales, to make our proper returns of all prifonprs confined for debts due to the Crown, or for fome of which will not commence for years to come j and that thefe payments will not even then be made but by the help of a Lottery. We are informed that the Hon. Eafi Indh Company have received advice over land of a a great battle fought on the 23d of Cftober laffr, benveen the Englifh army commanded by Col. Monro, and the Black army under the command of Coffim Ali Cawn, which lafied near nine hours, when victory declared for the Englilh, who routed the enemy, and took their whole camp, &c. There was great daughter on loth iides. It is faid that a bill will be brought into i ther nations. Under fuch regulations, it is i �arJ f ^ * non-payment* of fines on .iiifdemeanors> Parliament to enquire into the nature of die together with the funis they fepaiately a- Petitions granted on the Triih cfhiblifljmenr, and mount to; from which it is expefted that an ad of indemnity will take place next fef-60 ns. Thurfday Baron Bothmar, Envoy Extraordinary from the Court of Denmark, pre-fented M. de Pallbw, Conful from the faid Court, to the Earl of Sandwich, he being appointed to take charge of the affairs of the faid Court in the Baron's abfence. His Majefty has appointed Cat heart Taylor, Efq^ to be a Lieutenant in the id regiment of dragoon guards, commanded by abfurd to think, that the cheapnefs and plenty of provifions can hurt the trade of any country, as, on the contrary, it muft benefit it 5 for, upon the price of provifions chiefly depends the price of labour, on the price of labour wholly depends the price of manufa&ures, and on their cheapnefs depends the exjent of our commerce. Now, Sir, though a proportion between the pi ice of Provifions and the price of La- Oliver Campbell, Gent, fiora half-pay, is appointed a Lieutenani in the z 1 it regi- I raent of foot, in the room of -Fiu- heibert, who exchanges. We hear from the Devizes, that on Tuefd3y lalt a Court of Common Council was held, at which Charles Garth, Efq, . was unanimouily eledled Recorder of that j borough. Mr. Patience, Sub-forter of the Penny- bour ^abfol^^ [ polt.0ffice ih Ch/iitopherValley, Thread needle-itreer, i* appointed by Lend Trevor, opinion) it fhould be fuch a kind of proportion, as may fuffer the really induilrious to be rewarded and encouraged, and at the fame time ftimulate the idle; fuch as may afford them an opportunity of providing in fummer for the winter of their age, and fo as to let them reap fome little profits fiom their labour, beyond a mere temporary means of exiftence. A profptel like this Lay be a greater excirement to induftry, than thedifpaal goadings of inclement poverty and extreme defpair. GQthtrine-court% lam, Sir, your's and the Public's friend, r. T. S. (Poft'Mafier Geneial) to be Head Sorter in of Mr. lJaier-4K>Ster-ro?$, in the room Sacheverel, refigned. Sunday died at Hoxton, Mr. John per. Merchant. to examine upon what account they have been fb'granted. ' Stridl orders are given to the City ?�far{hal to feize all cattle found hi rhe flreers on Sundays going to Smithfield market^ and fend them to the-Green-yard. Some hundreds of iheep and a gieat many oxen were fan there lalt Sunday. We are informed from Dorkcfhire tint upwards of a thoufand people had aflembled near Bridport, on account of the high price of com, and committed fome ciurages, Uy puJiing down windmills, btit on a parry of Dra. goons being lent fir, they difperfed. They write from- Denmark, that rye being rifen there to an exceflive pice, his Danith Majefty has ordered his magazines to be opened for the relief and fnpply of the \iOoi\ A few days /nice died at his houfe near Spring Garden, Mr. Germrd Smith, the oldeil Organ-builder in London ; and on Sunday Jalt he was interred at Ealing. Mondiy died of rhebrnifes which he received in a defperate bactie fought by him and a foldier on Friday in Mary bone -fields, one Thomas Colefmirb, a Shoemaker, well known in Sr. Giles's for his flcill in boxing. ite from Gravefcnd, that on Thurf- They day lalt an old invalid at Tilbury Fort, was caught in a moft indecenr fituation behind a hay-rick, with a girl of nine years of age. Richard Whitfield Efqi (whofc death His pUlli(hmenr, by the Officers orders, was was mentioned in our lail) was only nephew b flripned naked, bound, and whipped with Wh 1 * Tower-billy May LONDON. Tharfday there was a great drawing-room at Sr. Jaines's, at which their Majeities were prefenr,. who afierwards dined at the Queen'? palace, and in the evening returned to Richmond. ' The Hon. Houfe of Commons are adjourned to Tuefday. Thurfday. the Right Hon. Earl Temple fet out from iris houfe in Pall-Mall, for his feat in Berks. The Hon. William Pitt, is ill of a fever at his feat af Hayes at Kent. Private letters from Parib affert, that it was thought theinrereit of money would foon meet with a Hill farther reduction in that kingdom. Anne, whofe daughter married Archibald j crjfy Campbell, la:e Duke of. ArgyJe; but fhe dying, in the year ijzi> without ulue, her eilate defcended to che above Richard Whit- fit;ld# �fqj and now devolves to his only furvivingfynRichardWalter-Whiifield,�fqj Thurlday morning, about four o'clock, Mr?. Harvey, a poor washerwoman in Wood's clofe, drowned hcrfelf in Mr. Mullen's- pond at Iilington : a note was found in her pocket* witli lier name and place of abode. At the fire on Thurfday at Limehoufe a man and child were killed, and a girl had" boih legs broke by the falling of a lt^ck of chimnies. Thurfday, about two o'clock, Mr. Hefi ter, a Tunel-maker, going out to look ar the ruins, af;�rthe fire was our at Narrow-' ftreet, Limehoufe, a chimney fell upon him and killed him on the fpot. Wednefday nettles by the women of the Fort, who performed their office with great vigour and ala- His Majfffty's ihip Montreal, of \t guns, to Newgate, charged on oath with itealing Digby Dent, Efqj. Commander, a filver tankard, and about 60 1. in cafii, in Cadiz the 20th paib, in two days from Gi- the houfe of Mr. Francis Cooper, at Sand brahar. On the 24th palt there were ia the Huuon, in the North Riding of Yorkfhire ; R. STRANGE being to fet out for Pari?, in order to procure the necef-fary A^iilaiue towards ex-cuun^ the inftrior Parts of his Work, taxes tins Opportunity to acquaint the Publvj, that the Kxliiblrion of Lis Drawings will end the zrth lultajic, when the Subfcription for his late Propofa,ls wiJi Jikewifc be clofed. His U'oiKs wiJ] be told as ufual, at his Houfe in Caftle-Srrrer, I^-i.eiter Fields; where, towards the Beginning of Winter, will be pubiiiheil. Two Prints ; one, A St eepisg Cupid, of late in the Afdio^andi Palace at Hofogna, and now in the Collection of5ir Laurence Dyndaf, Brfirt. the otlici, A Madosa, with lite ^Hir.d, in the ( oJJettion of Mr. Strange ; ' orh froin rite lUintiugs ofGuido. STRAY'P, ab>ut a Fortnight jgo, from Hanipitead Heaih, Tliree Mares; one a Li#ht Ka/, with an H cut on her Back, and was in Foal ; another a WicJc, with an H cur Oil her Back, and a S-.vhch Tail ; and the othtr a Black, with a Switch Tail, and l.'Jijid vvirh one hlye ; All three about thirteen Hujids and a H.ilfhipii. Whoever brings them ro die White B?ar at Ham:;ftead, ihaJi have Five ShilJuigs for each of them, and all reafonable Charts, THE Creditors of the late Mr. William SkeJtoii. cfDo-:tor Co umois, ar. dei.r-d. ro meet ar the Qu-e::'s Arms i Avern m Sr. Paiil'i ( Uurnh Vard, on Thurfday tne 23d In*:aut, ac fw-ive o'C'l -k vrecif^.y on fi�cci-T a fuirs ; before v. 1 ich Ti-:, all Perfons, h*�in^ any Demands upon Mr. S-eJcOn's ftltu-, are ddired to fend their Accounts ro liis FJxect�rjx. Mifs 3Ke!t.>n,at Firlha7i ; ar Mr.Wi!Iia?n Hamt'can, m I-ifvxjlM'-Inn-r i:ioiue tlie Tower ; MeflT. Stevens and Carringcon's ; Honey man anu Hogarth's, at Dock Hea;i j Mr. Leach's near Ko-tlierhith ; and MelL Wootlrolfe and Hatris's, op-polite the Tcmvle. Several Lots of Mahogany of various AliorfinejKs and Qualities, as weii Jamaica as Honduras and Rauan, from two to four Thoufand Feet, in a Lor *, all which are genuine as were importel, without one iingle Log or'IManlc being pick'd for Panne), Hoaid, or auy other particular Pur^fe *, and will btr fold at the original River Meafure, and on the moit rreafonable Terms: Such Perfons, therefore, as are plea fed to favour him with their Commands, upon giving proper Notice, as-above, will be waited on, or attended to any of the Wharfs, and informed of the diiierenc *eon. at Hi, 9^-Sm&Jkr Quant tio, at 9s. per ^9allon, . * Alfo the M\ CONIAC BRANDY, atov&3$V -SnialleV Quantities at 9s, 6d. per Gapoj*xt*> Dired, as ufual, to Caiaus WgNM 1 ""/" the Royal Exchange, and theyfliall bed in or near Town (one Gallon or opwa riag^ free.-Samules, if fent fbrtoch- houfe in Swithin^'s Alley, jiear the Corner of the Rn>ai Exchange, eith os Rum, very old aiA itrong I*rooi, Arra^Jt at 3 s. per Quaiu For pxewni only. All Wines as ofna', ait! of the moft Qualities. Cafks, Beetles, ^�c. to be which ihaJl be allowM wkenretu^'d. V ;