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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - January 23, 1764, London, Middlesex S E V ENING POST. Vol. XIV.] From MONDAY, January 23, t& WEDNESDAY, January 25, 1764. � [Numb. 1020. T U E S D A Y, January 24. I terfborough and Wifbech, is broken down in thirteen places, whereby upwards of twenty thoufand acres of land are under water, and the cattle have been driven to the high lands for fubfiftence. : l on d~o~r- Letters from Paris fpeak of a negotiation being on the tapis, for. a � treaty of defensive alliance between; the Courts of France, Spain, Vienna, and Stockholm. We are credibly informed, that on her Ma-jefty's Birthday,- two young Ladies went to Court, drifted iri" the habits of Clergymen, ,; and were ta&en-great-notice of by many who ftrfpe&ed them to t>e what they really were ; but as their behaviour was extremely modeft, they were permitted to enjoy that curiofitv which led them 'thither. - Laft week a fine picture, as large as the life, lately brought from Italy, reprefentihg the Gruci'fwaoR of 'Oaf Saviour, was put up in the Sardinian Chapel, and is allowed by judges to-be the moft carious piece of the kind in this kingdom. ' Yefterd'ay morning a boy,-twelve years old', wa-lktdfixteen times round St.Paul's Churchyard for a wager; he was allowed three quarters-of an hour to perform it in, and won the "wager-by a minute. Yefterday Alexander Dunn was brought to the King's. Bench Bar, to anfwer the charge againilhim foriattempting the affaftination of John Wilkes," B?q;...when he was remanded ikek^ffce S2jng's3ft*E Prifetifcffll-pjoper ctre is taken 0? him by his friends." - ' : : Yetterday a woman was 'committed to the Poultry Compter, by Sir Samuel P&dyrr, at Guildhall, for - pulrBng1 off bad Sixpences a public houfe-in theQld^uryZ-Stehad-within a few days put off a great nvany':in ihac ndgh1-bourhood. She was tried7at the Old Bailey �R E L A N D. Bxblin, January 16. j? s�i-ESTERD.A Y our Guild !*^vj attd Corporation of Mer-^ diants of Dublin, fix hundred Members being pre-fenf, unanimoufly voted the Freedom of the Guild, ^ in a gold box, to Ltfrd 'y^fc Chief Juffice Pratt, as a 5 ' teftimony of their fenfe of Jus fidelity to his Majefty, at feeing the principles of Liberty vindicated-and maintained, mid the rights of the fubjeftrjrote&ed, by the jult determination, and fpinted- condu'dt of this great Officer, on feveral occaftons.' The fame day the Corporation of Barber Surgeons likewife voted his Lordfnip their freedom, on the fame account. COUNTRY -NEW S. * . Liwpocl, .Jan. 20. On Monday laft, at Wigan Selhons, this port was opened for the importation of barky ; fo that it is hoped the prefent exorbitant price of that grain will be reduced. . Salijbury, Jan. 2> The following remarkable event is matter of fact; which, though not of a veryjate date,'has. never been mentioned in any of the Public Papers, and de-ferves notice : " AtWindwhiftlc, a parifb in a high'iituatio.n, about four miles from. Grew-fcem in SomerietfliirjBi was a conftant-ipririg '6f *ater, much ufed'by the inhaDirahfs, and in the memory of man, even in the driell fiimmer, never known to fail, till the very-day the dreadful earthquake happened at Lif-bon, when it fuddenly funk down, and the ihrface round it, many feet into the earth like n well, and has been dry ever fince." Wijbech, Jan. 16. The violent S. W. wind . _ .._. on Frruay night atldSaturdaymorniiTg, cauf?d ! fomt tinje" ago, for an offence of thev.fame �a breach on the South Bank between "this town i kind, for which {he furlered imprrfortrnerrt in ajjd Whittlefea, whichd'etainedihe Poll bring- rNewgate. ' - Wg'in the mail till one o'clock'in the after- Oh Saturday laft theRight Hon. the Lord noon. That breach has not done any confider- j Mayor, attended by Mr, Recorder, and the able damage; and'is taken; .bat there are e- 1 CityOfficers, went to St. MargaretVHiil, and. leven in the North.Bank, between this place \ held the General Quarter Seffion of the Peace! and Peterborough, that are not yet taken, and ] for the Town and Borough of Southwark, ho one can form any jtrft calculation of the \ when two women were tried for felony,1 attft damages that have,, and will enfue from the 1 fenN-ncedtp be transported for feven years', breaches in the Nbrth Bank; as* the , water j The Court ordered, .that, "for the'future, the keeps running-through wit;: inch rapidity, I prisoners that-are tried there, and acquitted, -that the roaring is heard at a mile'dli'tance. [ fhall be difcharged without paying fees, the. Another- :bank (called Murrow Bank) "it is' fame as at the Old Bailey Seifions. ' On Saturday a man, who:had been fenten- c.ed to be whipped in the parifh of St. John, Southwark, for having deierted his wife and family, was brought to receive the puniftv-ment; but the populace fo much oblrracred the Executioner, that he could not perforrh his ofHce, and with ibme difficulty the offender was conveyed back to priion. A man was taken into cuilody, for endeavouring "to For Lloyd's Evening Post. The Cafe of Capt. Mac R-, and the Jbt. Htm Lady Mary Jackfon, bis Wife, thus fated Mr. Serjeant Spiderweb, by the Captain him* felf, as folloivs. Capt. \/[ R- Serjeant, your moft obedient;. XVA Sirj: Sir, I am yours: ahd pr"ay,, Sir, what are your commands "frith me t Capt. Be pleafed," Sir, to accept your fee;, and then you will be fo good as -to hearing ftory. � Serj. Sir, your fervant: pray then fifdown>, and proceed. ; Capt. You are to know then,.Mr. Serjeant*, that I am an^'Enfign in the Army and a young Soldier of fortune, in the: one twentieth year of my age. Now about fix weeks ago f was at.tkfe Ridotto, where I had the good' fortune. 16  dance with Lady Mary Jackfon, daughter t6 . the Earl of Pendarvis: Ihe is ndw abbt^. nineteen years old, and by her motfi^er^slttfa^-riage fettlehieht, ahd a .further fegtf ac$$fi- -tion by thewiif of Ker'Almt^is ktitfed tti%cnds ori- tne day of marriage, or: ag&of tweftty-one. Sty. Good. �Capt. Ifoon mademypaffion'knows. tt> tl^ Lady? prevailed on her to admit'of afartiie* cofrefpbndence,;and, iri about a>veek3&ei-wards,' obtained her conferit to run away with me and be' married, if I Could fafciy cprftrfvfe-the means. :" The firft fte^. therefore f took to t$ir �was, to acquaint'a little femaifc friend, j^ between JoSfe-R - gnlMary;la�fti.Ci'rt ;