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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - February 24, 1764, London, Middlesex S. EVENING POST, Vol. XIV.] From FRIDAY, February 24, to MONDAY, February 27, 1764. [Numb. 1034. S AT U RD AY, February 25. j PeUrJburgh, "January 10. | BOLJT three hundred fec-taries, known by the name of Moravian Brethren, have been called up to this capital, from whence they will fpeedily be fent into the heart of the Empire, where they will enjoy the free" exercife of their re-' * _ligion. IRE LAND. f Belfafl, Feb. 14. Lafl Saturday morning* in a firottg gale of wind, the floop Fortune, of Jtillogh, James Perry, Matter, bound from Killogh for Liverpool, with barley, was, by ftreis of weather, drove into this bay, and went afhore at Kilroot; and, as the weather has been fince tempeftuous, it is feared the veffel and cargo will be loft. L~5~ N~D~CT1� : Yeftefday the Speaker of the Houfe of Commons was fo well recovered as to attend the Houfe. The Hon. Houfe of Commons are adjourned to Wednefday. Yefterday morning a magnificent ftate-coach, made by order of his Majefly, as a prefent for the Prince of Brunfwick, was brought to the Queen's palace for the infpec-tion of their Majefties, and in a few days it is to be {hipped off for Brunfwick. There are now upwards of fifty workmen employed in repairing the piers of Kew bridge, whichhave fufFeredvery much by the late great floods. The Newgate Committee have lately waited on the Bilhop of Ely concerning Ely Houfe, as a proper place to rebuild a gaol and fefilons-houfe; .but his Lordihip could give them no anfwer, as the Commiflioners of Excife were in treaty with his Lordihip for a new Excife-bffice to be built there. If.the Excife office mould be removed there, it is faid the city will lofe 9000I. in land-tax and rates of Salaries. The City of London only, exclufive of Weflminfter or the fuburbs, is annually charged, and pays confiderabiy more than double the fum, that the whole kingdom of Scotland is charged, to the Land-Tax, as appears by the following charge for the prefent year, viz. LAND T A X. 1. s. d. The City of London - 123,399 6 7 The kingdom of Scotland 47>9$4 i' z Baljance by the City of London 75,44c; 5 5 The Ann and Catherine, Brown, laden with"linen cloth, from Dublin to London, is put back into Dublin harbour, after being out 21 days in bad weather, and has loft two men. Yeiterday a large barge, laden with elm-wood, for the ufe of the New-River Company? came to Elack-Friars from the Weil-country. Several barges from Gu 1 '-ford, Windfor, &c. have come to London this week; but barges of heavy' burthen cannot ye\ be fifely navigated from parts up the country far (fl.ftant from London. we iisar a certain Officer on board on? cf the outwarc-bound'Eaft-India mips, -having put on board 11 calks of cochineal, inftead of gunpowder, was detected, and anothes inferior Officer taking the affair upon himfelf, was on Friday difrrujfled the fervice of the Company. A Greek Merchant, arrived lately at Berlin, and who was looked upon as a very con-fiderable perfon, has turned out to be a (harper, but has had wit enough to efcape even the King of Pruffia's juflice. Yellerday a caufe came on to be tried at Guildhall, before the Right Hon. Lord Chief Juilice Pratt and a fpecial Jury, wherein Mr. William Caflin was plaintiff, and Captain P- late of the Favourite, was defendant, for imprifoning and ill-treating the plaintiff on board the faid fhip ; when, after a trial of fix hours^ the Jury brought in a verdift for the plaintiff, with 30c!!. damages. ; On Thurfday was held a Veftry at St. Andrew's Underfhaft in Leadenhall-flreet, when the Rev. Mr. Withers, who had been many years Lefturer of the faid parifh, refigned the faid le&urefhip ; and Thurfday the 8th of March was fixed by the Veftry for the choice of another Lecturer. The candidates are, the Rev. Mr. Toovey, Curate of Great St. Helen's, and the Rev. Mr. James, Curate cf St. Katherine Cree Church. Yefterday 25 prifoners were tried at the Old Bailey, one of whom was capitally convicted, viz. Peter Robins, for breaking the dwelling-Jioufe of Chriftian Watts, Spinfler, at Staines, and Healing a large quantity of plate; feven were caflfor tranfportation, and 17 acquitted. The poor woman, who threw herfelf out of the three-pair-of-fiairs willow on Dowgate-hill on Thursday morning, had been delirious. Her hufband fat up with her all night, and having occafion to go down flairs, be was no fooner out of the room than fhe got out of bed, and bolted the door,, which the man hearing, he ran up again, and burft it open ; but fhe had juit thrown herfelf out. The poor man, a journeyman Carpenter, has five young children.__ For SALE by the CANDLE, At the New-York Gape Breton and Quebec Coffee-houfe, in Sweetings Alley, near the Royal Exchange, in about fourteen Days, THH following GOODS, being the Cargo of the Ship IJsp.ok, Captj Thomas Cheefman, juit arrived from South-Carolina, viz. 133 Pieces ot tine large Pine Timber. 3 Ditto Oak Timber. 13 Sparrs. 30 Hicker'y Plafonds. 56 Anchor Stents. 20 Pine Blccks,^ jo Tons SafTafrafsRoot. 18,876 White Oak Butt Staves. 664a Ditto Kocfheads. l6,icS Ditto Barrel. 2 Calks Honey. Catalogues of \v!>>h win be timely delivered by KENRY SACSHAW, 1 And > Brokers, WILLIAM SANCELL, J Oppofite thrBank-, Thrvadneedie Street, liis Day h frubhjfced, Price 2s. � N ADDRiih^ to the PRO- J- PRIETORS cf;�aft-India Stcck. Setting forth the uftsvc&able "J^eiSty and real Motives l'cr tiie Rev.'luil.;!". in KENCAL la 1760. � Ev JOHN ZEPHAljfAH liOLWELL,. Efq; Printed forT.Becket and*!2, A. c's Hoiidt in the Strand. [Price Two-pence Huifpenny.j To ^Editor ^Lloyd's Eveningn^ost. Sir, HAVING feen in your Paper an extract from The Hijiory of Kaviljchatka, and being of a temper curious to enquire into the manners of fuch uncultivated nations as are only actuated by pure nature, I perufed the work, and not only found my cunofity abundantly fatisfied in the entertaining account given therein of thofe Aborigines, if I may be allowed the expreffion, but was alfo agreeably' furprized to meet with the Geography ani natural hiflory of a country fituate in a part of the world to which all Europe, and ^even their prefent matters the Ruffians, have till now been flrangers. The following account of their courtfhips and marriages having greatly pleafed me on account of its no-yelty, I have enclofed fent you a tranfeript thereof, not doubting but it may be equally agreeable to fome of your Readers' as it has /been to me. If it was not a general cuflom'/ yet there have been many examples, that fome of the primitive people of Alia obtained their wives by fervitude: I am certain, that this trial is, in the prefent cafe, an inilance of their prudence, as they are thereby obliged to prove themfelves capable of procuring iup-port for their family, which can be purchaied there by no other means than laborious ex-ercifes; and tho' the cuftcm of being fo roughly handled in the ceremony cf feizing their brides may feem uncouth to a modern, beau, yet it appears to me an indubitable proof of their affection for the bride,.: which few of the latter would have either the refo-lution or perfeverance to undergo for the �nejt woman in Europe. When aKamtfchadalerefolves to marry, he looks about for a bride in fome of the neighbouring viilages,feldom in his own; anii when he finds one to his mind,- he dffcovejrs1 his';inclination to the parents* denting th$t he may have the liberty of ferving them Tor fome time: This permiffion he eahly obtains* and during his fervice he fliews an uncommon zeal, in. order to fatisfy them of what he1 can do. After having thus ferved, he defires liberty to feize his bride; and if he happens to pleafe the parents, his bride, and her rela-~ tions, this is jjrefently granted; but if th.ej disapprove of it, they give fome finall rewar/t for his Cervices, and he departs. It fome-times happens, that thefe bridegrooms, without difcovering any thing of their intentions* engage themfelves in fervice in fome ftranaef village; and tho' every one fufpecls their dV fign, yet no notice is taken of it, till either he or his friends declare it. When a bridegroom obtains the liber'ty of feizina his bride, he feeks every opportunity of finaing her alone, or in the company of * few people, for during this time ak the wp-men in the village are obliged to protect her 5 befides, file has two or three different coats, and is fwaddled round with fifh nets and flraps, fo that fhe Has little more motion than a ftatue. If the bridegroom happens to find her alone, or in company with but a few, jie throws himfelf upon her* and begins to tear off her cloaths, nets, and flraps; for to ilrlp* the bride naked feems to constitute .the catje-mony of marriage. This ig. B'ot.||^ays_ an ;