Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - March 28, 1764, London, Middlesex
S EVENING POST Tol. XIV.] From WEDNESDAY, March 28, to FRIDAY, March 30, 1764. [Numb. 1048.. THURSDAY, March zg. j LONDON. ETTERS from Genoa of the 25 th ult. reprefent the affairs of Corfica to grow more and more perplexing to that ftate fince Figats has been taken ; and it is fuppofed, that feveral other places will foon fhare the fame fate, for want of pro-viJions. Capt, Hugh Pallifer, of his Majefty's fhip Guernfey, lately put in.commiSfion, is fta-tioned at Newfoundland for the protection of the fishery ; and he is alfo appointed Commander in Chief of his Majefty's fhips on that ftation. It is now faid, that Capt. Byron will have the command of a fmall fquadron for a fecret fervke, fuppofed for the Eaft Indies. It is faid, fome neceffary amendments will foon be made in the aft relating to bankrupts, a thing long complained of, and much wanted. On Monday laft there was a numerous meeting of the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the county of Norfolk at Norwich, to confider of a proper perfon to reprefent the faid county in Parliament, in the room of Lord Townfhend ; when Thomas De Grey, Efq; was unanimously nominated. Laft Friday came on to be tried before the Hon. Mr. Baron Perrott, and a Special Jury of Gentlemen of the county of Rutland, a caufe, wherein John. Fowler was plaintiff, and William Burton, Efq; and William Morris were defendants, being an aftion brought to determine rhe right of a Freebord, claimed by the defendant Burton on the eftate of the Earl of Harborough; when the jury (after a trial which lafted the whole day; without going out of Court, brought in a verdict for the plaintiff. Yefterday in the afternoon a young man, a one-armed news-carrier, ran round the Upper Middle Moorfields, with a coach hind whee.1,, eleven times in an hour, for a wager of four guineas, which he performed in five minutes Tefs. ExtraB of a letter from Ram/gale, March 20. " A very extraordinary affair happened yefterday: as I was walkingfrom Ramfgate to Pigwell, along a chalk-clift 70 feet high, on the Surface of which was a corn-field and ploughmen at work ; about 20 yards in length and five yards in.breadth of the clift gave way, and fell into the fea: after which, feveral of us went underneath, at low-water-mark,when we obferved feven graves dug twelve feet deep in the chalk ; fome bones were found, and a great number of bricks, as if fome chapel had been formerly there, but the oldeft people here remember nothing of any building, it being always a corn-field, till the fea encroached fo much on the land, which it has done more this winter than for ten years before : an old Captain of this place has pro-pofed to go and dig, in hopes of discovering fome money, which he fufpefts may be hid ; but I am more apt to believe they have been the graves of fome drowned men, as no pieces of coffins are to be feen, rather than the graves of our Englilh-Saxon ancestors, as the Captain imagines.." On Thurfday evening one of the men who was at work upon the Starlings of London-bridge, unfortunately fell into the Thames, and was drowned. Yefteiday a fign in Carnhill fell down upon a Gentleman's head paling along, and wounded him in a very dangerous manner. As many idle and disorderly fellows are at this time in the refpeftive county gaols, it might be of public utility, were all fuch as are fit and able^men taken out and obliged to go abroad in the Eaft-India Company's fervice, where, at this critical feafon, they- would, be of great ufe, and be thereby prevented from coming to that untimely end, which by their flaying in England will probably be the con-fequence. A gang about town,.appearmgweII-dreSTed, who go by the name of Distributers, have lately made it their practice to call at Gentlemen's honfes and tradefmen's Shops, under pretence of distributing hand-bills of entertainment ; and whilst the receiver of thefe bills is bufy in reading and attending to the fuppofed fcanda|jagainft fome known performs character, and 'joining in the laugh, which the Distributer raifes, he fuddenly takes his leave, with a low congee, or bow ; moving off with what he finds molt convenient for his purpofe. .. Several Gentlemen and tradefmen about town, have loft many things of value by this new craft ofthe Distributers of hand-bills. Yefterday a failor, who goes by the name of Boatfwain, was apprehended by a warrant from Sir John Fielding, for being concerned in divers robberies in and about town. The proper people fent out to look after him, obferved him firft at Tyburn, attending the execution of the malefactors, and pur/ued him all the way to Black-Mary's-Hole, where they took him. He is committed to New Prifon for examination. Badc'enbam, Feb. 1764 \X7'E whofe Names are hereunto T * fubferibed, Sufferers by Fire, at Haddenham, in the County of Bucks, do hereby return our grateful Thanks to our kind Benefaftors, by wbofe charitable Benevolence we have received Seventeen Sh.liings and four-pence Three Farthings in the Pound for our re-fpeclive Lodes. We alio return Thanks 10 the Truftees of the Brief, who have conH.artly attended at their own Expence to nuke the feveral Divder.ds. Ami we Ike vvife returrt Thanks to Meffrs.Byrd, Hall, and Stevenfon, of Stafford, for their fpee,:v Care in laying and ciHeeling the faid Brief; and forthej"