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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - May 25, 1764, London, Middlesex Vol. XIV.] S E V EN I N G POST. From FRIDAY, May 25, to MONDAY, May 28, 1764. . ' [Numb. 1073'. SATURDAY, May 26. Genoa, May e. . HE report which was fpread that our troops had retaken Erbalonga, is without foun-tion ; on the contrary, the ZQ&cj/ �*� *&~)Jl rebels have fortified them- "a-**1***2 bhfhed four pieces of can- JSiSnon- - We are informed, that Paoli having caufed the foldiery to learn the Pruffian exercife, one of their guns being loaded with ball, on firing the piece, the fame went through Paoli's cloaths without wounding him, but killed Colonel Butafuoco upon the fpot.. LONDON. On Thurfday came on, before Lord Chief Juftice Pratt, and the reft of the Judges of the �Court of Common Pleas, at Weflminfter-Hall, a hearing, wherein the Council for Mr. Beard-more were to fhew cauie why a new trial fhould not be granted, in order to fet afide the -verdidl given in atrial at Guildhall againft-four of. his Majefty's "MefTengers, on account of exceffive damages. The arguments of the Council on both fides continued till very late that night; lb that the Court adjourned the further hearing^till yefterday morning; when Mr. Serjeant Glynn gave an aniwer to what had been alledged by the Council for the defendants ; and all the Judges delivered their opinion, in which they were unanimous, that the damagesWere in no fort exceffive againft the Mefiengers, and therefore refufed a new trial. Mr. Beardmore, in the courfe of the motiorvon Thurfday, offered, that he would forego this verdift, in cafe the Earl of Halifax would confent to have the aftion, which is depending between Mr. Beardmore and his Lordfhip, and the MefTengers, brought to a trial, and to abide by the damages; but the -anfwer given by the Council, for the defendants was,thatthey had no authority to confent. Wedncfday there was afullCourtofDirectors st the Eaft-India-Houfe ; when Mr. Sumnsr, and Francis Sykes, Efq; took leave of the Court, in order to proceed according to their different appointments. Extract oj a letter from a Gentleman in New-York to his friend in Londor., dated April 10, 1764. " The colony of Connecticut hath voted 265 men for the'Iiidian war. Pennfylvania, which is more immediately concerned, is in fo diftrafteu a ftate, they can agree to nothing;  die controv.erfy between the Governor and Afiembly runs exceffuely high; they have pafied a number of fpirited fevere refolves againft the Proprietors, and are upon the point of petitioning the King to take the government of the province into his own hands. General Gage, it feems-, by the laft packet, is confirmed in his command, to the great fatif-. faction of the army ; he has ordered all the Officers forthwith to join their refpeclive corps, and it is faid, he is with all poflible difpatch forming an expedition againft the Indians, under the cfommand of Col. Braditreet. Sir William Johnibn has been fuccefsful in his plan? ; a party he fent out having furprized and taken captive a party of the enemy coming down to attack and wafte the frontiers : fourteen of the principal prifoners are confined in the gaol of this city, among whom is Capt. Bull, the vile Teedijufcung's viler fon." Lord Drogheda, who has been lately appointed by the Earl of Northumberland to fucceed Mr. Hamilton as Secretary to his Excellency, is a young Irifh Nobleman of di-ftinguilhed abilities. Yeilerday James Carter, Efq; Citizen and Mafon, and John Marfh, Efq; Citizen and Skinner, paid their fines to be excufed ferving the office of Sheriff for the yearenfuing. We are informed that Mr. Churchill has flcetched out the plan of an Epic Poem, which he intends as the ftandard^ of his reputatien, and that the title of this piece is to be Cullo-den. At prefent he is bufy on a fatire which he ftiles Perjury. This morning was clofed in, and nniflied, the great arch of Black-Friars Bridge. It is 100 Englifh feet in width, and of an elliptical form, as at firft propofed. It is elegant in its appearance, and moll certainly is the largeft arch in the world over fuch a wide navigable river. On Thurfday two Carmen were sonvidted before the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, and paid the penalty of 5s. each, for placing their ca'rts before the Shopkeepers doors in Bifhopf-gate-ftreet, and obftrudlingthe paffage thereof. Thurfday a Publican, in Bifhopfgate-ftreet, was convicted in the penalty of 40s. for permitting billiard playing in his houfe. On Thurfday a young fellow, fervant to a fhopkeeper on St. Mary-Hill, was committed, by Sir Samuel Fludyer, Bart, to Bridewell for' 14 days, for letting another young fellow and a common woman into his mailer's houfe late the preceding night. They were detected by a fervant of the houfe jaft as the family were going to bed ; and they confeffed, that they all intended to lie in the houfe together, but denied thatthey had any defign of committing a robbery. On Monday evening a Gentleman in the city, who had loft a pocket-book containing fome notes of value, for which he had advertised an inconfiderable reward (payment being ftopt) received the following letter by the Penny-poll: " Sir, This is to acquaint you, that I havejuft this moment thruft your pocket-book and all the contents into the kitchen fire ; had you offered any thing like a reward for the recovery, you fhould have had it without the charge of a fixpence, as neither my circumftances nor inclinations require or allow me to benefit by the misfortunes of other' people. If you fhould ever have a fecond oc-eafion to advertiie, affume the appearance of generofity ; pay a juft attention to the exigencies of the poor, left the finder fhould Hand in need of your bounty ; for othervvife it is poflible my example may be imitated, in cafe he fhould not. Yours, Laconic." The doftrine of Mr. Wefley having of late i been greatly adopted in feveral parts of Scot-j land, in oppofition to Mr.Whitefield's followers, orMr. Ptomaine's refined ruleof faith, and the difciples of thr rormer gaining daily more profelytes, there is now building at Aberdeen a very elegant meeting for the Meihodifis, cr followers of Mr. Wefley : it is an octagon of 52 feet ever, and is to have a handfome cupola at the top. The plan is taken from the R,atcliffe Library at Oxford, and is to be e-' reeled by jublcription : a fervant maid pays 10s1 [Price Two-pence Halfpenny.] ' A Gentleman of fortune,, in the city, was on the point of lofing his only child, about a week ago, by the overpowering fcent of feveral jars filled with flowers,, which fhe had placed in her bedchamber; and, had fhe flept without any attendant m the room, mull, inevitably have perifhed. She awaked almoft fufFocated, and unable to fpeak for fome time, and found the fervent, who relied on a couch, near her, was alf� awake, and in the fame condition; for the violent fmell of fo many flowers had filled the room with a faint vapour, which was infupportable. The fervant, at lafl, with great difficulty, and after many efforts, roufea up flrergth fufKcient to crawl towards the jars, and put them out of the room, which being filled with frefh air by the opening of the door, foon recovered her young miflrefs, who was almoft expiring (a9 fhe declares) and could not have lived many minutes longer in fuch a perfume.� It is very certain that nothing befides the flowers occasioned this danger. ' Tuefday morning a fine .little gif I, daughter to Mr. Freeman, in Tottenham-court-road, having put fome pins into her mouth, one of them unfortunately fell down, and ftuck acrofs her throat, and, notwithstanding all poflible affiftance, fhe died in great agonies a little time after. On Wednefday morning early a woman was found drowned in the Grange dkch, near Ber-mondfey-ftreet, Southwark. A man, who was feen in her company the night before, and was fufpected to have thrown her in, was taken � into cuftody. It appears, by the record books of Newgate, that the noted Dick Swift (who is now under fentence of tranfportation for 14 years, and to be fhipped off with the transports) has, within thele 2$ years, been 18 times aprilpner in that gaol ; was 13 times tried for felony, at the Old Bailey, and on every trial, except one, acquitted ; when he was found guilty of a fraud, and fentenced to fuffer,three years imprifonment in Newgate. Hofpital for the Maintenance and Education, of expuied and deierted young Children.- Apai4, 1764- TOT ICE is hereby giveny thaty purjuant to a Refolution rf a General Court of this Hofpital, of the. zStb ofMarch lajl,.ali tbt Children claimed of this Hofpital,-