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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - April 30, 1764, London, Middlesex S E V EN I.N G PO & m Vol. XIV.] �rom MONDAY, April 30, to WEDNESDAY, May 2, 1764. [Numb. 1062. T tJ E S D AY, May 1. O N DO N. 'ROM Madrafs we learn, that the violence of the rains, and want of ammunition, would reduce Col. Mbnfbrr to the heceffity. of raifing the liege of Mad u--ratra Jroo miles'foijth ward of TrichTnopdly) after hav-ingwithinfinite labouf carried on his approaches, and worked by fap to the counterfearp. UfoffCawn, the rebel Seapoy, had 450 Frenchmen and CofFrees in . his fervice, who had laid claim to the fortrefs in; virtue of his [UfofF's] ceffion of it to the French King in 1762, and -pfotefted againft. th,e attack. The Plaffey, which has brought home Governor Pigot, Mrs. Vaniittart and her children, with MefT. Da Pre,' Alexander, and Wilfon, efcaped the ihtan of OdTob. %i * mentioned in bur laft, by-being at Fort St. David's; which the vein ofwind did noffeach. Several private letters, received from Ben- fal the 13 th of November laft at Madrafs, eclare pdfitively, that Cojlim Aly Cawri, before he retreated to Mongheer, put all the* prisoners he had in his hands to death. ExfraSl of a letter, _ from Paris, April zo. " The late Marchionefs of Pompadour! has appointed the Marquis, de Marigny, her bror ther, her refidiiary legatee. She has left to the King the hotel d'Evreux,- with 100,000. livres; the like Turn to. the Duke de Pen-thievre during his'life ; to,theMarihal Prince, de Sbubife the glafs-manufactory of Seve, with all the furniture and moveables, with the^ charge to acquit, as teft^mentary executor] the legacies and debts, which are elti-mated .at a million. She has left watches, rings, and jewels, tq fe;�ral of the Nobility,. Sec. and to her Phyfician and Surgeon a.lifeT annuity of 4000 livres each. She has alfo provided for all her fervants. .Her cftate-of Menars goes to M. Poiffon de Malvoifm, her tooufin-german, in cafe her brother above-mentioned fhould die without iflue. Yefter-day the King told the latter, that he would give to him the hotel d'Evreux, and that if he mould have occaiion for it hereafter, he would take it again, and pay the value of it. " The tenants on the eftate of Menars, containing twenty-two parifhes, will have great reafpn to regret the death of the Marchionefs of Pompadour; for (he not only paid their taxes, but paved their great road, and built a bridge over the Loire for their accommodation, at her own expence." Copy of a letter fent by the Corporation of Thet-ford to General Conway.  "To Lieutenaul-General Conway. ":� We..the Mayor, Aldermen, and Corporation of Thetford, denre to return ycu; our moil-Unfeigned and grateful thanks for your lat^fpinted, confeientious^and unbiased con-duel in Parliament, particularly on that moil important queftion to the-liberties cf us all, thcJeizure- of private papers by the warrant of a Secretary of State ; a queftion,which, remaining undecided, muft make every Eng liflxman tremble, and which, till declared to be illegal, leaves the glorious Revolaticif'im-psrfett. " Your behaviour, Sir, on that occafion was worthy of the unblemiihed integrity which you have always m&nifefted. Superior to bribes or menaces, you have demonftrated your civil courage to be equal to your military. You have fought the battles of your country againft domeftic and foreign enemies. We know ybur'fervices; and we have heard that they were particularly recommended to favour by that great judge of martial merit, Prince Ferdinand. Thefe honours, Sir, cannot be taken from you. .Some forts -of .rewards may be envied you by felfifh and de-figning Minifters, who may know that you fcorn to fupport-unconftitutional meafures; but your country (and may it continue this free country) in whbfe cSufe you have fought from the nobleft and moft difinterefted motives, will join in conferring the beft of rewards-It's applaufe. There are feafons, when it would be a difgrace not to be dif-graced. Continue to act as you have done, and may every borough in the kingdom be as worthily reprefented as the Corporation of Thetford. . > " Dated at our Guildhall, the 28th of April, 1764." Mr. Richard Townfend is appointed Woollen-draper to his Majefty*s houmold. We hear from Paris, that the Arehbiftiop of Cam-bray'was, a few days fihee, feized with an apoplexy: he has received ail the Sacraments. ,' At Nevymarket races, on Friday, the King's plate for .five-years-old mares, was\ won by Mr.'Vever?s bay mare,Yorkmire Jenny. Lord Bblihgbroke's Trap, beat the Duke of Bridgewater's Gingerbread, for 260 guineas. Ld Rockingham's Profpero, beat theDuke's Dapper, for 300 guineas. Saturday, the plate of 50I. for four-year-olds, was won by LordOrford's bay colt,!Com-modorie. , . - The Duke of Ancafter's Spy, beat Mr. Ver-non's Dragon. The Duke of Ancafter's colt, beat Lord Bo-lingbroke's colt, for 200 guineas. The plate of 50I. for five-year-olds, Was won by Mr. Vernon's Admiral. We hear that a noble peri nage won laft week at Newmarket no lefs than 40,ocol. that'a Butcher in Clare-market loll locol.1 there ; and that another loler hanged himfelf. Betts are daily making on the Nobleman's riding from London to Edinburgh in 12 hours, any time in one month.' The diltance is 402 meafured miles, and the time allowed 720 ir-inutes, which is one minute and near 48 feconds to a mile. The Gentlemen of the-Turf obferve,' that the famous Childers, one of the fineft horfes. ever in England, and who made 27 feet a ftrokc, could not hold out above 4miles at that rate,vvhich was computed about 50 miles an hoitr; and at prefent it is computed, the generality of the beft race-horfes in England make only feven yards, or 21 feet a ftroke; and ,confidering the difad-vantage of up-hill, caufeways, through the ditte'rent towns.'and villages betwixt London and Edinburgh, the undertaking is one of the greatell of the kind ever known, although it is admitted there may be a poffibility of ! performing it. [Price Two-pence Halfpenny.] Laft week a horfe was fold in SmitMeld by weight, at four-pence per pound ; the buyer and feller differing op the price, they agreed) on this method of Telling. It is faid the buyer got a very good bargain, as of all animals a horfe is reckoned the lighteft as to his ftzei Yefterday, about three o'clock in the afternoon, the roof of the houft of Mrs. Swaine, in Afhen-tree-court, White-friars, fuddenly fell in ; but luckily no one received any hurr, except one perfbn, who was dugout of the, ruins. From the Chefler Weekly Paper. " In the account of the proceedtiigs at fhe' late Quarter Seffions, and Court of Crown-. Mote, held in this city, publifhed in pur Cpu~.> rant of laft week, we were obliged, for wantf x>f room, to omit the mention ofa remarkable Jaw-fuit tried there, wherein Abtajjam My-f> lock, a firangefV was Plaintiff, ;an$ John S^-, ladine, a wealthy Innkeeper a.nd .Commpjt' Frewei, ip. Chefter, i^s^'eiWda'nt., Mylpqkr Was i>ouefred'of .'a Iftfl^' 'q^am-cotonr^l} -.- -mvr docked mare, jwhichlie had mp|ringeniqu^ painted, flainedj and freaked, i n -fiich a p|ajj-{ rier, that (he became a^beautiful' refembUriee-of her Maje%V\J*|^fe4'.?( fevenhours, in which, feveral Witneires'-'were^ examined on each fide, the Jury (all reputable"1 Citjzens)-in a few minutes, brought in a ver- ' di�t, for the Shew-man, Mylock, of ol.da- .' mages, and full cbfts of fuit.-This impartial" determination of the Jury,'between their.FeK " low-Citizen'and a Stranger, has been highljr . applauded: and it may Tikewiie. be added,' �that the Witneffes produced on the behalf of the Plaintiff, were all unexceptionableperfons, and moft of them near neighbours to the De- � fendant." Mr.' TROUGUTON, Wiftc-Merchant, removed to New Welbeck-ftreet, by Cavendi/h-fquare, from Brook-ftreet, Grofveiior-fquare, where aiay be had for ready Money, TCTEAT BOURDEAUX CLA- RET, at 48I. a Hogfliead ; 2I. Ss. aDoaen. GUERNSEY PORTS, high flavoured as French Wines, at zzl. a Hogfliead ; 13 Botiles for il. 2�i- VIDONIA WINE, ftroivg as, and not to be tufiiri* guiftcd from Madeira, at il. ks. a Dozen. ;