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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - March 21, 1764, London, Middlesex T/T -f O J J S E V E OS Vol. XIV.] From WEDNESDAY, March 21, to FRI#AYvMarch 23, 1764- [Numb. 1045. fome pofture THURSDAY, March"2z. AMERICA. Philadelphia, February 9. ^ N Saturday laft the city was ? alarmed with the. news of great numbers of armed men, from the frontiers, beir.g moving on the feveral^ roads towards Philadelphia. As their deiigns were ^ unknown, it was thought ^ prudent to put the city in defence. The inhabitants being accordingly called upon by the Gover- I nor, great numbers of them entered into an affociation, and took arms for the iupport of government. Six companies of foot, one of artillery, and two troops of. horfe, were formed and paraded ; to which, it is faid, fome thoafands, who did not appear, were prepared to join themfelves, in cafe any attempt ihould be made againft the town. The barracks aifo, where the Indians are lodged, under protection of the regular troops, were put into a good pofture'of defence ; feveral works being thrown up. about them,' and eight pieces of cannon planted. The infurgehts, it feems, intended to rendezvous at German Town; but the precautions taKen at the feveral ferries over Schuylkill impeded their junction; and thofe who affembled there, being made acquainted with the force'raifed to ogpofe them, liitened to the reafonable difco.urfes and advice of fome prgdent pedbfis, who voluntarily went out to meet and admonifh tWax; and of foml Gentlemen fent by the Governor, to know the reafon of their infurrection ; and prorhifed to return peaceably to their habitations, leaving only two of their number to prefest a petition to the Governor and Affembly ; on which the companies raifed in town were the Governor on Tuefday evening, and dif-  miffed, and the city reflated to its former quiet. But on Wednefday morning there was a frelh alarm,' occasioned by a falfe report, , that 4.C0 of the fame people were on their march to attack the town ; immediately, on  beat of drum, a much greater number of the inhabitants, with the utmoft alacrity, put � themfelves under arms; but as the truth was Coon known, they were again thanked by the Governor, and difmiffed ; people being really, difperfed, and gone home according to promife. They called themfelves Paxton Volunteers, and, it is imagined, their defign was to attack the barracks for the Indians who were protected there. L O N D O N. A new Treaty of Commerce is in great for-'wardnefsibetween our Court and the Emprefs ofRuffia. . It is laid that his Majefly's (hip the Gnada-hjpe, lately put in commiffion, and the command gives, to the Hon. Capt. Ruthven, is to : be flationed in" the Mediterranean for three years. Lall night a fine fiatutc of h".- Majc.ty was brought to the Royal Exchange, y.hich is to be put up this' day next to the ir�tue of his Royal Grandfather* John Walter, Efq; Member of'Parliament for Exeter, has prefented the Chamber of that city with the portrait of Lord'Chief ftfftke Pratt, which is to be put.up in theGuitShall. The Hon. Mr. Hobaft, brother to the: Earl of Buckir.ghamlhire, and Thomas Dc Grey,. Efq; brother to the Selliciecr-General, are candidates to-rejptefent the coi.nty.ofN -ire. ^ Tuefday the Right.Hon. the Earl of Caf-fillis lei out for the South of France, for the recovery of his health. Saturday -la it ended the affizes for the county of Dorfet, when James Hawkins, for horie-dealing, and James Stanley for houfe-brcak-ing, received fentence of deaths but were afterwards reprieved. John Gould and Anne his wife, committed on fufpiciorf of murder, were acquitted. All the houfes on the weft-fide of Abehurch-lane, and the Eaft of Sherborne-lane, from the back of the Poft office t to 'St. Mary Ab-ch'urch, are purchafed, iti order, as is faid, to" build a new General Port-office. To give the Public a more dirndl idea of the lofs by the late fire, which- intirely con-fumed the Library, and. Apparatus of Harvard-College in America, (fee ourlaft) we {hall exhibit a fummary view of the general contents' of each. Of /^Library. The Holy Scriptures in almoft all languages ; the library of the' late Dr. Lightfooi,' containing the Targums, T-almuds, Rabbins, Polyglot, and other valuable tracts rel^twej-to' oriental literature; the library o^Dr.'^eo-philustjale; all the Fathers, Greek and Latin ; a.great number of tracts in defence of Revealed Religipn, Sermpns of celebrated 'Englifh Divines; tracts on all branches of polemic divinity; collection of theological treatifes, prefented by Dr. Sherlock, late'Bi-fhop of London, the Rev. Dr. Hales, F.R.S. and Dr. Wilibn, of London ; philological tracts ; the Hebrew* Greek, and Roman Antiquities ; the Greek and Roman Clamcs, prefented by Bisbopfierkeley ; hiitcrical and biographical tracts; differtations- on political iubjefts ; Tranfactions of the Royal Society, Academy of Sciences in France, Acta Erudi-torum, Mifcellane'a Curiofa, the Works cf Boyle and Newton, with other mathematical and phiiofophical treatifes; a collection of the molt approved medical authors, chiefly prefented by Mr. James, of the iiland of Jamaica ; alfo anatomical cuts, and two complete fkeletons; a few ancient and valuable manufcripts in different'languages ; a pair cf excellent new globes, by^pdrew Oliver, jun. Efq; curiofities natural and artificial; a font of Greek types, by thelate Thorn a.c Hollis, Efq; of London; whofe picture, and inftitu-tions for two Profefforfhips, and ten Scholar-fhips, perifhed in the flames. About five thoufand volumes were conferred, except a few books in the hands of the Members of the Houfe. Of the Apparatus. A fine Apparatus for experimental philcfo-phy in it:, feveral branches. Under the head of Mechanics, machines for experiments of falling bodies, of the centre I of gravity, and of centrifugal forces;-the I feveral mechanical pewers, balances of dif- [Price Two-pnce Halfpenny.] ferent forts, levers, pullies, wedges, compound engines j with models in brats. In Hydrojidti'a, balancers, jars and bottles fitted with brafs caps, veflels for proving the grand hydrcftatic paradox, fiphons, glafs models of pumps,.hydroftatic balance, &c. In Pneumatics, different tubes for thetorri-ccliian expcrlmerf, a dmble-barrelied air-pump, with'receuers; fyringes, exhaufling and condenfing; barometer, thermometer,&c. In Optic, feveral fcrts of mirrqrs, concave, convex, cylindrjc ; lenfes ; inftiruments  for proving the fundamental law of refraction;  priims, with the pparatusfor the Newtonian theory of light.and colour^ the Camera Cbfcura, &c. .'.And a variety of other inilru-ments. An orrery, an armillary fphere, and  a box of mic.rofccpes.' - " Aftranpniyi, telefcopes of different lengths ;  one of twenty-four feet; and a braf; quadrant of two feet fadius, formerly belonging to Dr. Halley; instruments for diaKing;- and 5fcr furveyingi a brafs femicircle, with p\ain fights ahd> magnetic needle ; a curious ^ef-cop'e, witb an Apparatus for taking tbe-dif-|;ference 6f level, prefented by Chriftopher Kilby, Efq; an4 many additions of late years � made by feyeral. generous' benefactprs^-as.jhe late Sir PeterWatren,-Knt. Sir Hfaiy.-Frank-land, Bart'. Him. Jonathan Belcher, Efq; Lieuteiianf Qcjiyetnor of Jfoxf Scotia y Thomas Hancjo'ckV, Efq;' laines Bowdoin, Ezeklel GoldthTwaic, E% /John iHa'nfiQek, -A. M. of BeflQJvand Mi-,.Gilbert Harrii^n, < of I^cclo,%J^cluuit. _ Yefter^.rflioiajfrig' aShoemaker that lived in St; (Giles's,, being .informed'of anofficer -coming to arreft him for debt, attempted'.^ make his efcape owes the' top ;of the hptife, but .finding it imprafticable, itabbesthimfelf, and afterwards cut his throat in a terrible manner, and expired foon afterwards. Tiie Coroner's inqucft has feton him, and''brou�hc in their verdict fela de fe, and he is td'-be buried in a crofs road near St.;Giles's; Laft Monday night a melancholy-accident happened at Kingllon in Surryr0ne Mrs. Piggot, a widow, who kept-the jyon-anH-Lamb inn there, going down at nigftt into her cellar, (as fhei ufed to do every night, being the laft up, to fee every thing was fafe)-it is ftippofed, fell down flairs, broke her neck, and fractured her fkull; for on Tuefday morning, the maid going into her bed-chamber to call her, was iiirprized to find fhe had not been in bed all night; on which fhe alarmed the family, and going down into the cellar, there found her dead, with her neck broke, and fkull fractured C 'Olf R S E of' E X CHANGE. From C a s t a.i g � �' s_ Paper, March zo. Arnfterdam, 36 8. Uit;o at fight, 36 6. Rctr.36 8Uf. Antwerp, no price. Hamburg, 35 1 Uf, Paris, ] day's d?.te, 305. Ditto, xUfance, 3o|. Bordeaux ditto, 30. C^diz, 37 f. Tie Price of Gold and Sir.vrB per* Madrid, 37|. Bilboa,. 37^.-"  Leghorn, 47! Genoa, 47. Venire, 401. Lifbo'n, 5s 4,)J a |, Porto, 5s 3dI a \, Dublia/gJ. Geld in coin, 3I 18s 3d Ditto in bars, 3I iSs 3d Pil. pes of eight, 5s 2d Ditto fmall, - 5 s zd Mexico, - - 2d Ditto feail, - 5s 2d Sil, in bars ItsndT- 5s 3d.-^ ;