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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - April 16, 1764, London, Middlesex S EVENING POST. Vol. XIV.] From MONDAY, April 16, to WEDNESDAY, April 18, 1764. [Numb. 1056. TUESDAY, 17. PORT N � V* S. Harwich, April 13. N Sunday the Cuftom-houfe fmack took, in Hollefly-Bay, a frnuggling cutter, which had on board 21$ half-anchors of brandy, rum, geneva, &c. a large quantity of tea, and other goods, and brought her into this harbour. And the fame day a Dutch fifhing-boat, having on board 50 half-anchors of brandy, was taken by one of his Majefty's armed cutters, and brought in here. Plymouth, April 13. ,Came in fince my laft feveral outward-bound veffels, laden with wheat, though that commodity fold in our market yefterday for 12s. the double Winchef-tef bufhel, which muft either fhew there is a fcarcity, or that the demand muft be great abroad. Inftead of a bounty to encourage the exportation, might it not be found policy to add a duty upon the exportation, after the price exceeds 4 s. the fingle Winchefter,. Ne--ducajile, April 14. From Saturday to Thurfday we had a gale of wind'at Eaft, with a high fea. Several (hips are faid to be on fhore, among which are the following: A Dutch hoy, the people faved; a brig, Story, belonging to Sunderland, coal laden, near Druridge, the Mafter, Mate, and one man loft.: the Prudent Mary, Thomas Sivefield, from Lynn, with wine and flour, aftiore under Tynmouth-Caille: London, Arfon, from Sunderland, coal laden, loft: a fraall veflel on fhore upon the Herd: Henry, -, light, from London, aftiore near Sunderland; people faved, and the (hip will be got off: and a veflel belonging to Sandwich, coal laden, from Sunderland; only one man faved. A coble with feven men put off to fave him, which they did, but could not reach the.(hip, but. happily-the empty, coble floated to the (hip, when the poor failor got into her, and arrived fafe on more. Port/mouth, April 14. Saturday his Majefty's {hips Lellcna and Superb failed from Spithead; . The fame day arrived at Spithead his Majefty's Ihip Stag, Capt. Bean, from the Havar.-nali, by which Ihip we learn, that Admiral Keppel was to fail for England the cth of laft month, and is expected to arrive the beginning of May. We hear that one of the regiments that are to be embarked from Ireland, is Trapaud's. Oughton's regiment are on their march for Hilfey Barracks. On the 13th inft. Poultney's regiment was reviewed on Hilfey-Green by Gen. Jefferies: on the 17th they will march for Exeter. Chatham, April 16. This morning the broad pendant was removed from.,on board the Yarmouth man of war, and hoifted on board the Ramillies. A figrval was made for a Court-martial, for the trial of three feamen, who, after receiving the King's bounty, deferted from one of his Majefty's cutters. LONDON. We hear that a remittance of upwards of Qoq,oool. came by the Royal George, lately arrived from the Eaft Indies, to a certain Nobleman. Laft week the ftarlings of the great arch of London--bridge being fihifhed, the fame was opened for the paflage of aU craft, but there are few that at prefent go through, unlefs at high-water, on account that this paflage has been made much fhallower, by a confiderable quantity of ftones being thrown in, in order to fupport the bed of the river, and to raife the water for the benefit of the London-bridge water-works. Yefterday the workmen began to ereft the iron rails on the Eaft fide of Wefttninfter Abbey, to prevent that place bdng'inade a thoroughfare. On Saturday laft fet out for Philadelphia, the Rev. Dr. Smith, who hath been two years in Great Britain and Ireland collefting donations for the college there. On Thurfday laft while Mr. Coote, aFarmer at Oxburgh, in Norfolk, with Tiis wife and family, was at the fair in the faid town, on his return home he found his Jioufi! broke into, and a cheft in his bed-room broke open*{ with an iron bar, and twenty guineas taken away. One John Row, fervant to Mr. Coote; being fufpe&ed, was apprehended, and con-fefled the fad; upon their telling him he iliould have favour {hewn him, if he would let his mafter have the money again, he went with the Conftable, and mewed^him where it was hid, which was under a tree, and all but one guinea was found. He was carried before John Marcon, Efq; of Swaffham, who committed him to the caftle. He is a Weft-Countryman, and lately belonged to one of his Majefty's Ihips. " Friday night a woman was taken up. and carried to Covent-Garden Roundlioufe, for forging and negociating feveral notes of hand in the names of three different perfons, in order for further examination. Saturday, about two o'clock, as an apprentice to a tradefman was paffing through Cornhill with a parcel of goods, which he was carrying to the Sabridgworth carrier, and part of his goods being womens hats, the boy accidentally dropped one at the corner of Bi-fhopfgate-ftreet, which the wind blowing a-way, he gave the reft of hi3 goods to a woman (landing by, crying of china, to hold while he ran after ihe hat; but in the interim the woman made off with the booty, which was a-bove the value of 20I. and though (he was immediately purfued by feveral perfons, efcaped. Saturday morning laft an elderly Gentlewoman at Endfield hanged herfelf, after making her will; the caufe of which ra(h a&ion is not known,(he being fuppofedin goodcircum ftances, and was chearful that morning juft before (he did it, ordering herfelf to be called for breakfaft. To the Editor c/"Lloyd's EveningPost. S 1 r, IT is not, I think, at all wonderful that the Roman Catholicks, in foreign countries, fhould efteem us Proteftants here in England little better than Atheifts r. They readily acknowledge our religion to be, even in their opinion, much better than we make it by the degeneracy of our lives. We are indeed, and forry I am to fay it, apoftates from the faith, as well as pra&ice, of our anceftors. There [Price Two-pence Halfpenny.) was a time when Lent was efteemed a feafbrt of humiliation, failing, and prayer > but we, in this age, are .grown too. polite to at-' tend to fuch old-fafhioned maxims, and Lent, is now become a feafoniof feftivity, rioting* a'nd debauch. I could wilh that our Palters, who ought to fet us better examples, were not in fome meafure to blame.-Can the Voters in one of the Univerfities be cleared of -ft heavy imputation of mifbehaviour in the can-' vafs for a late ele&ion ? Do not the conferences of many of them aft the faithful Monitors, and remind them of their mifdoings ? Have, they been humble, h^ve they failed, or have they fcarcely, with any attention or fervency, prayed, during the five weeks that are paft of this holy feafon ? What muft the youths, whd. are under their tutorage, think, to fee fuch dijfibation, fuch rioting, fuch hea' t-hurningsi, fuch jealoufies, fuch time-]er*ving, fuch prefer-ment-hunting, and fuch"promije-cra-jing, in the -Sages, whofe precepts are to be for ever trea* fured up in their remembrance? What opinion are they to form of mankind, when they &e even Doftors, Profeffo'rs, and Matters of yyts, laying jxmfcience afide, and giving felf-intereft a loofe rein? They muft naturally conclude, that as felf-prefervation is.the firft, law of nature, felf-intereft fhould be the ruling principle of a&ion. Sorry I am, I fay, to repeat it, that fome: of our Clergy give bad examples to their flock.". If 1 miitake riot, by the canon law, marriages are forbid to be celebrated in Lent* without a fpecial.difperifatton, and even then* double-fees are to oe'pard;' This wife law was certainly calculated to enforce a due ob-fervance of the holy feafon; weddings \vct&, fucpofed to be accompanied with feftivity ana? merriment, therefore improper in Lent; an<& the wife Law-makers might alfo perhaps ima-' gine, that two young people coming together,; though in a lawful ftate of wedlock at thai feafon, would have their thoughts and attention too much abforbed by fenfual gratifica-' tions, to perform, as they ought, the duties of religion; this, I fay, might be a reafon for difcouraging the celebration of marriages in Lent; yet, to what purpofe are laws if they, are not obferved, if they are fet at nought," even by the Clergy, who ought firft to obey them. If the publick prints do not mifinforan me, fince laft Afh-Wednefday, the Mafter of a College has been married to a Clergyman's daughter; and the daughter of another Head of a College has alfb entered into the fame ftate, with another of the Clergy. I� thefe are fafts, what are.we to think ? Are We" to be furprized at the increafe of Methodifin, Prefbyterianifm, or Puritanifm ? Thefe Several feels are probably miftaken in fome points, yet they cannot but be allowed the merit of living up to what they know and believe; their praclice is fuitable to their faith,, and, if they err, it is rather as feftaries than men. I could wifli my brethren of the Church, of, England would take example from thole they . defpife, by afting up to the opinions they hold, and not let it be any longer faid, that our religion is by far the belt in the world, but its Profeffors are fcarcely worthy the name" of Chriftians. I am, lajl week in Your humble Servant, Lent, 1764. A True Church ofEngland-ManV ;