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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - February 29, 1764, London, Middlesex S EVENING POST. Vol. XIV.] From WEDNESDAY, February 29, to FRIDAY, March 2, .1764. [Numb. 1036. THURSDAY, March i. LONDON. fc&riMEM^ESTERDAY morning the w�v�f^f^l5^ Proprietors of Eaft-India ^SWSK ftock met at the India-lj|3|K v" ^ou^e� purfuant to their ITn^P ^Irip adjournment on Monday; ^a^/^jtv^ when the Chairman opcn-j^fr^^S^^SO ed the Court at ten o'clock. (itT^^^^l^, The remainder of the pa-MSoUUs^cteKicf' pers were read, and great debates arofej which continued till feven in the;evening,when they adjourned to next day. �Yefterday Baron de Grofs, AmbalTador from the Emprefs of Ruffia, had his firft private audience of his Majeity, to deliver his credentials. Yefterday at a meeting of the Society for encouraging Arts, &c. it was refolved, that, on account of the many inconveniencies like-ly to attend the exhibition of paintings, &c. this year, at the great room in the Strand, the Committee of Exhibition Should be empowered to hire a more convenient place for the purpofe, at an- expence not exceeding S4I. and Spring-Garden Room, 'tis generally imagined, Willie engaged upon this occafion. It is faid a number of tranfports are ordered to be taken up for carrying the troops deStined for North America. \Ve hear fropi Jamaica, by his Majesty's' Ship the Pembroke, lately arrived,. that Mr. Stanhope having deiired to refign the agency of that ifland, it was thought that' -r^- Mbr-rifon, Efq; belonging to his Royal'Higftnefs the Duke of York, would be chofen. The roads are fo exceffivc bad by the fnnw; that the North mail did not get to the Poll-office yefterday tillt-hf^e o'clpck in the aftef-noon ; on which account thert^ti^-s could not be delivered out till this day. By letters from Ludlow, in Shropshire, we have an account, that the floods, which had laid a great part of that country under water, fo that the inhabitants were obliged to go from village to village in boats, are now in-tirely fubfided, and that there appears a general plenty all over the country, very few Sheep or other cattle having been loft in the late inundations. The noted Mary Elgar, one of the Coventry gang, was examined on Tucfday by Sir John Fielding ; and on Monday night laitthe wife of Fuller, the evidence againit her, was committed, by ~ir John, to NewPrifon, Cler-kenweil, charged with obtaining two guineas in order to defraud MaryP'Neal. ^irelh detainer is lodged againft the faid Mary Elgar. � OnTuefdayin the afternoon amanweht1 �to the houfe of Mr. Qakle? (of the Pay-office, in Broad-Street) at Newingtbn-Green, -and knocked at the door; when the maid-fervant came, he told her that her maiter.hadbad the misfortune to fall into a ditch full of water; was at a houfe about half a mileoff; and that fee muft fend by him a co&t, waiftcoat, Shirt, pair of breeches, fhoes^ and .ftsckings. The: maid accordingly went' up ftairs to fetch the �cloaths; but juit as fhe was coming down with, Mr. Oakley came in ; upon which the fallow made off without his booty. Mr. Oak- ley took coach th: .wun. ujuvu mat cay, il ucmg ing, by which means he was at home' half an it being'bad walk- h:ur fooner than u&aL To /^Editor of Lloyd's Evening Post. S 1 r, TO refume the fubjeft of my laft two letters, I conclude, that the chief objection made to that juft and rational grant, a free trade to Ireland, arifes from a long rooted and ill-grounded felfifh prejudice, that this indulgence would prove of great detriment to the trade of England. To this weak argument it may, with fomejuftice, be replied, that thofe parts of Great Britain which are not blefTed with commodious and fafe harbours to carry on trade, may likewife object to that free and unlimited trade which other parts enjoy, by reafon of their Situation, the conveniency and fafety of their harbours, and that thofe benefits and advantages which they are denied by Nature, fhould not be extended to thofe whom Providence has more peculiarly favoured with thofe bieffings ; the weaknefs, faliity, and infufnciency of which reafoning muft plainly appear to an impar-. tial mind, unbiaffedby intereft and prejudice. While jealoofies, and unreafonable divifions, fubfift between thofe neighbouring iSles, fo nearly allied in intereft and policy, the Security of both muft ever be held by a doubtful and danget;ous tenure; they will always lie expofed to the machinations of the evil-minded and difcontented, and open to the, fecret circumventions of a perfidious enemy, that will lie in ambuSh to devour and feize on his prey. .Let all falfe'and unwarrantable distinction -be fet afide; and let one intereft, one mind, and one voice guide all our actions.; let ail our political and national topicks be kept within ju'lt and rational bounds ; let not the eye be tqo far Stretched or over-itrained by felfifh.and ambitious views, left we lofe fight of wjjat may be "encircled within the compafs of reafon and our natural Strength ; let reafon and prudence be our guides in all our political trades ; let the glove be Sitting to the hand ; the Shoe to the foot; and the coat to the body; then may our credit be preferved, and our acquifitions fecured. ' Will a man, long fixed in a feat and fituation, raifed by all the heightenings of natare and art to perfection and beauty, trees bowing down to pay their daily homage totheir aged patron; water in all the windings of Nature delighting the eye, and varying the profpeft ; Si/h-ponds lavifhly Stored with the greateft variety ; tenants oSfering the daily tribute of their indultry to their kind and fond � benefactor, and enjoying the face of checr-fulnefs and tranquillity? Will (I fay) this man, in order to improve and beautify a newly purchafed land, at a distance from this his old arid eftablifhed feat; a land, to which, and to whofe inhabitants, he is an utter Stranger, defert and impoverish that feat, which always looked on its Lord with the fmiie of eaftf vnd pleafure, while'plenty crowns his board? Will he divert thofe plentiful Streams away, to form new fifh-ponds andcafcades? Will.he transplant thofe mountains of his care and industry, perhaps, to pine a'nd die away in Strange land, in an unkind and ungrateful {oil ? Will he look on his eld tenants as aliens, drive and diitrefs them, to^defray the cxpenee of this new and foreign improvement, in a land to which his title is, perhaps, nifput;-bJp, and have to ccmte.% tod far extended, and too [Price Two-pei:ce Halfpenny.] remote to be fupported by his income and eftate ; will he then give up that feat, where joy, pleafure, happinefs, and harmony were ever in union ; where good-will and fricndlhip were happily met, and kiSTed each other ? Will he refign the complacent eileem and good withes of his old tenants and neighbours? Be this his ill-conduclt then allowed ;  his title to this new purchafe is now reckoned dubious and ill-grounded; a fuit by an oppofite party is commenced; the fentence of the law is pronounced againft him, and his new acquisition forfeited; his old deferted feat and lands made afacrifice to the fupport of this new and expenfive purchafe, and confequently to be mortgaged or fold for the payment of cofts and expences ; his old tenants turned out, and brought to a State of ruin and bankruptcy, and left to wail and weep over their misfortunes, and the folly of their mifguided and ambitious Landlord. The conduct of this man I may juitly compare to that dog, who, from an avidity in his nature, as he fw^m over a clear and Still Stream, with a bor.e in his mouth, Snapped at the Shadow, and loft the real fub-ftance, inpurfuitof that which was imaginary; or I may, by a jnft Similitude, liken him to a man, who, having been long in poSTsifion of a pair of gloves which fitted him every way to his fatisfa&ion and eafe, faw a pair in another's- poSieffion, which was more pleafing and coitly to the eye, though in no wife fitting to his hands; at which he fnatched } having miSTed his aim, and dropped his own, a third pe.-fon carried them off; fo that, through avarice and an unbounded 'imbttion* he loic both; A glove, then, fitted with exattnefs and juftice to the hand, will infure eafe and fecu-rity, and feel that fupport which holds it on.; whereas that which is too wide, and too far extended, will Still hang loofe and unfettled*-fall off, or ;be Slipped away, as needing that fupport which may fecure it. Did we retain thofe infula? ftfnquefcs* M--6 and G-e, or eith'e* of them 1 we might have been enabled, from that boundlefs fway which Great Britain bears over the feas, to keep them within the circle of our protection and obedience;,their might we fee the benefits of trade fiow in on us apace, and the hand of the Merchant glow with wealth. Was the valuable fifhery ~of N-d totally fequefteredandreferved to our ufe, then might we fee that grand refervoir of the French marine diverted to our channel* and P-e eftablifhed on a fecure arid per? manent footing; by this means would all in-tercourfe be cut off between them and the N-n C-1, and our correfpon'd�nc� with the Indians be mere cordially eftablifhed, by their.\abfenee and remotenefs from French councils, be familiarized, and, in time, be brought to a fenfe of humanity, afmoother polish, and a general amity ; then might we fee the Britifh canvas Shade thofe coalts by them* before unknown, and mark its oiirfe-to new conqvieits ; but, from repeated accounts received, which bear the-Jnft of undoubted evidence, the belt of war is already . reddening ; the barbarous Indians, fet on. and encouraged by their raithlcfs and cruel col-legnes, are now, and ever will be catchirg at our fingers, to flip off the glove, that I.icfe > and unconfuied acquisition, attended by a ;