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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - April 23, 1764, London, Middlesex S EVENING Vol. XIV.] From MONDAY, April 23, to WEDNESDAY, April 25, �1764." [Numb. 1059, TUESDAY, April 24. COUNTRY NEWS. Norwich, April zi. �RIDAY fe'nnight, about noon, asMr. Edmund Bullock, of Marham, was going on horfeback from Shingham to Gooderftone, he was flopped by a footpad, who demanded his money; Mr. Bullock, having a fum of money in a purfe in his waiftcoat pocket, emptied the greatefi part of it into his pocket, which the fellow perceived, and on his not delivering his money immediately, gave him a violent blow, with a large a(h'^n tlick, -which broke Mr. Bullock's left arm, and, repeating his blowsy robbed him of 8s. 6d. Mr. Bullock, after recovering a little, tied up his broken arm with his handkerchief, went f v. ral miles and gave an exact: description of the villain. After diligent fearch he was apprehended on Sunday at Oxburgh, his native place, and ifamediately carried to Swaffham, before Ju-ftice Maroon, where Mr. Bullock was prefent, and he was committed to the cattle. His name, is Samuel Creafy ; his wife was in the cattle .laft year near fix months for a robbery, and he lived in the gaol with her. Mr. Bullock is between 70 and 80 years of age Pertfmautb, April 23. Lait week as fome Shipwrights who are at work on the Europe, a new fhip building at Lip, were carrying a piece of timber over a plank, they fell down, and one man was killed, another had his back broke, a third his leg broke, and the fourth had his flefh ftript off his arm. Mr. Hill is made Mailer Sail-maker, in the room of Mr. Etherington, fuperanndated, in Port'fmo'uth yard.__ ~" LONDON. General de Zaftrow, who commanded in Schwcidnitz when that fortrefs was furprized by General Loudohn, and was put under confinement on that account, has been releafed by the King of Pruffia. The King of Pruffia, on his tour from Si-lefia, gave orders for the rebuilding of the town of Cuftrin, which was bombarded by the Ruffians in 1758. Capt. Bunbury, with the troops under his command, is arrived at Senegal from Goree, on the French taking poffemon of that place, and was to return home by the firft mips that weye to fail for England. Ye&erday fome Cuftom-houfe officers went on board a large Kentiih hoy, laden with corn, where they found concealed half a ton of tea, which they feized, and put the broad arrow upon the veffel, which is forfeited. Mr, William Colebrook, General Surveyor of Excife; Mr. William Arnold, General Surveyor of Soap; and Mr. Benj amin Marks, General Surveyor of Candles, being far advanced in years, and having refigned their places, the Commiflioners of Excife have afligned them penfions for their long and faithful fe.rvices. The great quantities of corn and rice, which are now (hipping off for Naples, are faid to be chiefly for a referve, in cafe af a failure in the enfuing crop, which generally begins about June. Now what referve is made for the Poor in England, in cafe their enfuing crop mould fail ? Yefterday the man, formerly mentioned, for Healing two parrots from out of the houfe of Mrs. Jacobs, in RatclifF-highway, and who was alfo fufpecled of robbing her houfe of a treat quantity of goods, was committed by ir John Fielding to Clerkenwell Bridewell, by the name of Richard Smith. Dr. Cobden, who died on Sunday laft, was upwards of 80 years of age ; and by his death the following preferments are now vacant: The united reftories cf St. Auftin and St. Faith, worth 170I. pe; annum, which are in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, and it is thought will be filled by Dr. Taylor, one of the Refidentiaries thereof. The Prebend of Cadington Minor, and the archdeaconry of London, are in the gift of the Bi-fhop of London, the latter of which, 'tis faid, will be given to Dr. Jortin. The rectory of Acton is, for this turn, in the difpofal of the Archbilhop of Canterbury, being one of his Grace's options; which will be given to the Rev. Dr. Seeker, the Archbifhop's nephew; and the prebendary of Lincoln is in the gift of the Bilhop of that diocefe. fo the Editor. 0} Lloyd's Evening Post. Sir, As the different methods of courtfhip have afforded not only amufement, but iikewife inftruction, for the younger part of both fexes, permit me, through the channel cf your paper, to lay before your Readers a copy of a letter fent by a tradefman of Wales to a young Lady, who was on a party of pleafure ia that country lait fanr-mer, being his firfr. fpecimen of affection for her; and as it was put into my hands by the Lady herielf, I can vouch the authenticity of it. Your's, &c. April 16. T. C. Jugufi 12, 1763. J H* � * � #> s compliments to Mifs H * * * * *, and he hope'that flie is well, as he is at prefent, tho', my Dear, her good company wood make him gredale better all through the would. He love her above all things in this fublanary would, yet he love truth as well as any body, and therefore, my Dear, he does not pretent to flatter you ; and it is his happinefs that he has of your fex what fine would be ador'd 'em godlefes, but thofethatwilljudicouflyobferveyour farelooks and fiuciferianpraide-he thinks it is far from you ; he cannot but think of they are, out m�ch rather to be, ranked amongfi the fallen angells: And therfore, my Dear, give him leaf to tell you, without flatter,, that amongft ail your fex there is none that does to "him appear fo fare as you; he will net fay that there is none fo fare, but this he will fay, and fpeak it truly, there is not one in the' whole fex he thinks fo fare, or he efteern fo much. There is, he knows not what, within your face fumething that charms fo unaccontally, that he never fo the like in any other, and which makes me fet fuch a value on you, that if the world were at my fol difpofal, he wood laid it at your feet. So no more from Your fmceart and faithfull and well wifher to command, P. S. Pray let me have a line from your Oner. [Price Two-pence Halfpenny.] Account of the Weekly Periodical Papers. "'HE Monitor contains obfervations on a pamphlet entitled, A Letter to the Common Council of the City of London, -witb Remarks on Lord Chief Jttftice-Yr&XX's Letter to the City of Exeter, from which we ihall only extract the following paffage: " To judge rightly of the power of a Common Council, we ought nor to circumfcribe our enquiry among any particular clais or denomination of Citizens; but to fearch for the origin of that civil power: which will be' found delegated from the people, the foun-. tain of all power.-They are not the Livery.. -That would fubjed their power to the caprice of under-corporations.-They are not the grbfs body of Freemen.-That wcuid dif-k courage trade, manufactures, and navigation, without which London would foon lofe its' refpect and influence.-Bat they are thedif-' funve body of its inhabitants. And the dignity and power of the Common Council , confifts in their election by the Freemen and inhabitants of their refpective Wards, who authorize and charge them with full power to act in their names, for the common interell of the City. Confequently they are the re-prefentatives; and, in their corporate capacity, the reprefentatives not only of the Free-men and Liverymen, (in whom the Citizens; have lodged the peculiar power of electing,*, their Members of Parliament, and for fuc'h ' other purpofes, as might diiiurb the "peace of the city by popular and irregular meetings of a folk moot;) but of thofe Freemen alfo, who are not Liverymen, and of every inhabitant of London*. So that the Common CouaciK "men of London, in Common Council affem-bled, are the voice of the people in the moft extenfive fenfe." From the Plain Dealer, April.zjv ,: TO vindicate the character of the Miniftry \ from mifreprefentation, needs only- �a ' fair and candid examination of their conctuctj > They fet out oppreft with a load of deut, con* 5 traded for what pnrpofes the Gentlemcjl of Albemarlc-Jlrett carr bell inform us, for it was �> contraoted-by them.. While it was fuppofed � that this weight would oblige them to have recourfe to frefh taxes and impofitions on the -Public, the emiffaries of the Minority were infufing jealbufies into the minds of every �> one, by which thofe who were to pay off the -> debt might incur the cenfure which was me-; rited by thofe who contracted it. Bat how" great was their aitonifhment when they found, that fo large a fum as eight mi/lions would be raifed without a fingle tax! fhe excellent plan, by which America is n^ade to contribute to its own defence-b,y which contraband trade in that-country is prevented-by which encouragement is given for the culture of commodities, till now purchased frorii foreign countries-and by which the confump-tion of Britiih manufactures is promoted, ha� almoft driven even the oppofiticn into an- acknowledgement of the abilities of the prefent administration. Befides this'faving to the Mo* ther Country,, an equal attention has been paid to the encreafe of the revenue of the Bri-tifh Cuftoms; by ffationing cune'is to prevent the illicit practice of fmuggling ;and by a bill to reftrain the abiifes of Franking, and to _ reduce it to the1 original iotentioa; which, ;