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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - May 7, 1764, London, Middlesex N T Vol. XIV.] From MONDAY, May 7, to WEDNESDAY, May 9, 1764. [Numb. 1065. DAY, May 8. Ratifiofij April2$. hays juft received the following pieces of important nemr: Firft, That a Treaty of Alliance is on foot be- tween the Courts of Vienna and Berlin : and, fecondly, That the Grandees of Po-ianiare raifing troops one again ft another, and that numbers of difband^ German officers have engaged in their ferviee, to whom 20 ducats are paid tt> defray tbe.expence of their journey that the towns in Bofuia, belonging to the Turks* have lately been fupplied with military ftores; that near 50,000 Ruffians are marching towards Warfaw; and that^Iefs a confiderable party of Polifh Nobles have declared themfelves in favour of his Royal Highnefs Prince Charles of Saxony j and that the Prince Primate is at the head of this |*rty. ^ IjLamburghy Aprilzy. They write from Dant-zic, that the fortifications of that place have been repaired and augmented, and that ten men have Iiicewife been added to each company of foot, and five to each of horfe. The Grandees of Poland are aflembling as fait as poffible, either vyith a view tc quarrel with one another, -or to unite together againft any foreign power who fhall pretend to prefcribe livvs to them. i Flortnce, April 14. Letters from Naples inform us, that a riot has .broke out X)iev$f in which many lives were loft, as well ofiiflik-bitattts as foldiers. . ' " iTcf N D O N. ~~ His Majelty was accompanied at the review yefterday'by the French Ambaffador, both in the ground, and alfo back to the Queen's palace- It is now faid his Excellency has had leave to return ^*;me for a fhort time, to fet-tl rife to the report of a milunderrtanding having happened between the two Courts. His Majefty has been pleafed to appoint - Balfour, Efq; Profeffor of the Law of Nature and Nations, in the Royal College at Edinburgh, in the room of Robert Bruce, Efq; who has refigned. His Majefty has alfo been pleafed to appoint Richard Hill Waring, Efq; Barrifter at Law, to be Recorder of Ofweftry, in Shropfhire, in the room of Robert Williams, Efq; deceafed. They write from Harwich, that Mr. Philip Baggott is appointed to the command of the Carteret and Harrifon packet-boat, in the room of his father, Philip Baggott, Efq; who has reftgned. A Portu^uefe man of war from Fernam- S b.ico, I alt from Rio de Janeiro, arrived at Lifbon, has brought over more of the prifon-ers who ran away with the Nyenburg, a Dutch Eaft-India fhip. It is faid that the military eftablifnment of the Eaft-India Company, in the Eaft-lndies, will amount to the annual fum of i^o,oool. On Saturday night fome villains, by of a ladder, got over into the garden of Mr. Reed, a Grocer, in Bandy-leg Walk, Southwark, broke off one of the iron bsrs of the window, and would have robbed the houfe, had thev not been overheard bv the familv : F on wiiich they made their efcapes, leaving the ladder and a bag of tools behind them. Saturday night the Seffions of thePeace and Oy^r and Terminer, for the county of Mid-dlefex, ended atHicks's Hall 5 and the next will begin on Tuefday the 6th of June. At this fefiions near 30 prifoners were tried for Petty Larceny, fome of whom were ordered to be tranfported, feven to be pubiickly whipped, and others to be privately whipped. Loring John Frafer, for a fraud, to be. tranfported. Benjamin Bayley and John Norton, for perjury, to be fet on �he pillory at Afton. William Hill was indi&ed for itealing three quarters of a pound of bacon, the property of his mailer, a Farmer, at Norwood; but the prosecution appearing to be malicious and frivolous, the prifoner was honourably acquitted, and a copy of his indiftment ordered by the Court. Ye^erday the Sefiions ended at the Old Bailey, when feven prifoners *were tried; four were call for tranfportation, and three acquitted. Elizabeth Dunn, otherwife Bunk, (an old offender) for uttering a counterfeit fixpence, to be imprifoned in Newgate for fix months, and to find fureties for her. good behaviour for fix months after. Seventeen received fen- tence to be tranfported for {even years, and cne to be whipped. The next Sefiions to begin at Guildhall on^ Tuefday the 5 th of June, and at-the Old Bailey on Thurfday the ?th. To /^Editor ^Lloyd's EysNiNG Post. S i*r '� ' " May 1764. WHEN humanity",fend publid virtue fufFer, every humane and public-fpi-rited bofom fhares in the affliction. Should a martyr to the'fe molt excellent and beneficial endowments of the mind, in the hour of his diilrefs, call upon that publick which he had jus own pnvate affairs ; and that^his gave j feived, furely every hand would be opened, every heart would be zealous for his relief. But, alas ! hew often is the fympatKzing b re aft of humanity deluded by falfe appearances, and the bounteous ftream of charity drawn out of its proper channel of virtuous diftrefs, to nourilh the rank weeds of vice, or improve the growth pf idlenefs and pride ? Under the partial informations which we receive, how often are the moft felf-interefled actions intruded upon us for fhining initances of virtuous patriotism ? What I have advanced 'is by no means defigned to check the kind intentions of the benevolent, but. to (hew the neceffity'that every candidate for.publick benevolence is under, to give all poflible fatif-faftion .^p the generous enquirer; fince it requires the ftrifleit inquifitiori, as well as the cooleft judgment, to diflinguifh the real fuf-ferer from the impoftor, and him that ibffers in the caufe of virtue, from him who only bears thfe juft confequence of his vices. You are to know, Mr. Editor, I happen ;to live near one of thofe places which the unfortu* nate Mr. Thomas Holland has advertifed for the reception of his fubferiptions; and what has led me into the above reflexions, is this: Some perfons of worth, whom I have the honour of being known to, in the country* have applied to me for. my opinion concerning that unhappy gentleman, whether I thought [Price Tv>o-penc* Halfpenny.] the public-fpirited profecution, alledged. bjr him to have been the occafion of the prefent diftrefs, was really fo, or whether fuch allegation might not bp made ufe of as a motive to excite that compaffion,which a true knowledge of-the caufes of his prefent difagrceal e fituation would not excite. Thefe enquiries embarraffed me greatly, as 1 knew they proceeded from a kind intention to relieve. I was very loth to utter a doubt; yet could not help wifliing Mr. Holland had directed hi* fubferibers rather to fome gentlemen wh*.fe characters for' worth and .honour were well eftabliftved, than to have relied wholly upon ,theftrength of his own afiertions, and named nothing but coffee-haufes and the publifhers-pf his pamphlet, for the reception of donations. I am an entire ftranger to the perfon and characterof this unfortunate-gentleman-; -and if the tale related 'by him is itrtdly true> I moft. heartily wifli the Publick may teiiify their approbation of his conduct, by fubferib-ing a fund fufficient, not.onJy to difcharge all' his prefent incumbrances,- but to place him in that free and independent- fituanon which ib worthy a citizen juftly, merits. If Mr. Holland Jhould think proper to give attention to' this hint, I am confident he will find the complying with it of the utmoft confequence" to his caufe ; and I cannot help thinking, thut' if the Publick were put (as far as the nature" of the thing will admit) out of all-danger of being deceived, there is fcarce^a gentleman pf fpirit in the nration Jthat would not be ambitious to-cbhtnbute^iniome Bianner or other,. not only toward^Rf^slief, but his reward. I amy Sir, Your's, &c. A Frjend to Truth awd Virttje. [%# We cannot think that any doubt can be entertained of Mr, Holland's integrity* as thofe of his creditors, nvbofe are publijhcd, may ea-fly be reforted to; and as vt)e kno-w fonts of than tc be men of credit and refutation, it is a^ery probable they nuouid. not r if ufe to fatisfy any reafon-able enquiries.] To the P r 1 n t e r Si prin- i tiations, particulieres iu Che-valier D'Eom Mi-niftre Plentpotentiaire de France, aupres 'da Hoi de la Grand BretagnfiXhsxt is the'following very remarkable paffage in the account of'his diiburfements, to be repaid him by hi cipal, pags ijz% Juin 15, 1763. Avanci aitx Ouwiers Anghiy de la mamtfaBure de Toilet peintes, rant hommes que femrheiy debauches par le Situr Lefcallier a Londres et aux en*virors9 pour Us faixe pafer ailleursy iQt;/. F ' June Y$, 1763- Advanced ttf the Englifh * artificers, and wemen, belonging ' to the manufactories of printed linens, en-6 ticed by the Sieur Lefcallier in London, and < parts adjacent, in order to fend them elie-1 where, 195 1.' I leave it to you, Sir, to make what animadversions you'pleafe upon this article of Mr. D'Eon'sdiiburfements, by orders undoubtedly from his court, fix months after the figning of our peace with France. I am, Sir, yours, Whitts Chocelate~Houfe% - A, B. ;