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Morning Chronicle And London Advertiser (Newspaper) - January 18, 1774, London, Middlesex �-*> "i 1* c*"^'"- � ->, ^-,if>�^f w-jt-�w-w- ^n�lggs>Sr-�^ t^ftWieiineWay evening a family on tie j in Swan Court;* St; Ba#o!dme�r^an�i Men : at Bf ittol� that placed their linen to ^a&J-the~ footman opened'the- door (he-beingifie �>J - T ,...r__ji. I -\'r.__ * i  r.. �- �  >' > with -is Woman who* iefided near L-wford's gate^ fent a man there, to defire her attendance. They waited impatiently till late at  night* and >s neither the woman came, nor the raeflenger returned, they went to find out the caufe of it J on their arrival at the houfe, they called and knocked, but could not ob tain admiffion. The next morning they re peated their vifit with no .better fuccefs; at laft a forcible entry was .made into the houfe, and on going up ftairS, they found the man that was fent dead on the bed, and the woman quite fenfelefs on the floor. After trying fe veral means, they brought the woman to_her feif, and the beft account that can be collected from" her is, that on his coming into the houfe he complained of bejng extremely ill, and after a while begged her permiifion to lay on the bed, which was granted him. After he had lain there fonie time, ihe heard a difmal {hriek, which alarmed her, 2nd on going up to him, difcovered him gafping for breath : fhe then went to get a bafon of water, and by the time fhe returned, he was quite dead ; at which fhe was fo fhocked, as to be inftantly deprived of her fenfes, and in thatttate of in fenli ility fhe remained till the matter was difcovered as mentioned, A fewTdaysfince, the Rev. Mr. Slade, of Wjrminfler, was inftituted to the reftory of Cor/ley, in Wiltfhire, and diocefe, on the prefentation of the Right Hon. Lord Vifcount Weymouth, void by the ceffion of the Rev Mr. Maffey. T he author of the Chriftmas Tale, on Sun day laft, gave an elegant treat at the Adel phi tavern, to the principal performers in that entertainment. A correfpondent obferves that nothing but the infolence can equal the unfairnefs of the feVeral paragraph-writers who arrogantly take upon them to pronounce Mr. Roberts's endeavours to obtain juftice for himfelf, and the injured Liverymen of London, *' an Snfult on the understanding of the public," or asfome of thefe candid and modeft gentry "are pleafed to exprefs themfelves, " a proof of Mr. Roberts's invincible obflinacy calculated foldy to try how far the patience of the Livery may be provoked."--All thefe pompous thread-bare phrafss, which are fo current in the mouths of the Dictator's adherents, in Older to excite difmal apprehenfi ms in the minds of weak-people, whenever . not the public, intereft is oppofed, are mere declamation, and not argument. What, fays - our correfpondent, has Mr. R. done ? tie has demanded a fcrutiny, and perfiils in being heard, by council, againft a majority �f ab-ut two hundred. Now whether that Gentleman dderves to be blamed, or to be commended for having taken that ftep, depends limply upon this queftion, namely whether, all cir-aimftances duly co/ifidered, and particularly the means by which mijorities are known to have been procured for fome time pafl in this city ; a difference of 200, when upwards of 5000 perfons polled, ought to have deterred Mr.R. from an enquiry into the merits.of the election ? This every impartial man muft allow to be the fair queftion ; and the plain an-fvver to it (without having recourfe to fjphif-try, declamation, or abufe) is that in theyear 1722, the hit time that a fcrutiny for Rep*:-fentatives for London was proceeded upon, it was demanded ag�inft a hrger majority than 200, when there had been a fcrutiny i"j lately as 1710, in which Jhort lapfe of time fo many perfons had become difqua-lified, or polled without any right, th?t fome hundreds were let afidein ijzz. Thele are faffs which nobody can difputc. How ihany abufes, then, mull have crept in, during the great length that has paffed fince any fcruiny has been gone into; and especially within the laft ten years, when every artifice and device has been praftifed to make new pollers contrary to law, and to the rights of the livery at large, merely for. the purpofe of promot'tg the views of dejigning men ; and when perfons notorioufly difqualified, nay even common beggars have ventured to challenge the fame privilege of polling for the .magistrates and reprefentatives of this once refpected city, as thofe liverymen of property and character, from whofe charitable donations fuch paupers derive their fubfiftence; an abufe this, that has undoubtedly been owing, in a very great degree, to the declaration repeatedly made by our Sheriffs, of late years, th�t the poll upon"elections fhould not be publifhed. Inftead, therefore, of abetting the fenfelefs clamour that is attempted to be railed againft Mr. Roberts, without considering the good grounds he acts upon, the candid and rational part of the livery (for an Angel from Heaven would neither be heard or regarded by men who are determined not to be convinced by any arguments or any proofs whatever) will give Mr. Roberts great credit for his manlinefs and fortitude, inftead of abufing and vilifying him on the fcore of ignorance 'or obflinacy; � and it is not doubted that the event will foon ihew how much the really qualified voters of this great city are, in fait, obliged to that gentleman, for offering himifelf as theinltrument to detect and lay open the many unwarrantable infringements that have daily been making on their rights and privileges as liverymen, to further the interefted views of importers. S.unday nightrabout fix o'clock, a pei fon knocked at the goor of J^r. Boyd, merchant, only perfbn in'the houfe) and 'three ihore im mediately, followed him; they locked ^he door, bpund the poor man witlpcbeds,. gagged him, and flung him into the coal-hole ; then plundered the houfe of notes, cafh, plate, and jewels, to upwards, of 40661. value;: his ma iter arrived in town yefterday snafuing about twelve o'clock, and the footman/ now lies., at the point of death. " - As a proof of the conftitutional ftrength and vigour of the Scotch, we are informed that a gentleman of Perth (hire, at the age ,of eighty, married a lady only twenty-feven years old. He had eleven children by her, apd when his eighth child was "born, his eldeft daughter had attained her 65th year. Sarurday night a boy belonging to;-the fhip John and Mary, in the Riga trade, fell overboard, aud tho' all poflible means weie ufed to fave him, he was unfortunately drowned. Saturday night laft a man was robbed of his watch and fourteen millings in cafh, by two footpads in Kingfland road. Sunday night anothcrperfon was robbed by the fame fejlows, arid very near the fame place. Yeilerday morning three macaroni bloods, on their ramble, called at the houfe of Mifs Jones, the noted and celebrated courtezan they were refufed admittance ; on which they broke the two parlour windows all to pieces, and retreated in triumph. Sunday between five and fix o'clock in the evening, a gentleman was robbed near the Shoulder of Mutton and-Cat, Hackney, of his watch and money. Directly after, a woman was robbed of 6s. by the fame fellows, as is fuppofed. There were five of them toge ther ; they appeared to be quite young, all in the prefent m de of maccaroni drefs. The following mdft audacious robbery was committed laft Sunday afternoon : About five o'clock a fellow came to_|the houfe of Mr Grieves, Attorney, in Capel-court, Bartho lomew-lane, and afked the boy who opened the door, if his mafter was at home; being anfwered in the negative, he rufhed into the houftj, knocked the lad down, and confineti himntn the cellar, after which he let in his accomplices, and they went to plundering the houfe, and broke open feveral bureaus, retreating with a booty of upwards of  three hundred pounds. On Saturday was. married, at St.Andrew's, Holborn, by the Rev. Dr. Heybourne, Mr. Peter Paifant, jeweller, of Compton-ftreet, Soho, to Mifs CafTo.of Wardour-ftreet/ On Sunday was married, at St. tyjary's, Whiteehapel, Mr. Thomas Kirk, an eniment taylor on St. Lawrence Poultney hill, to, Mifs. Sally Richmond of WKitecfiapel. Yefterday morning, died, of an apoplectic fit, a little after eacing his breakfaft, at his houfe iu Thames (treer, JamesTenbin, Efq; an eminent Hamburgh merchant, in the 29th year of his age. Saturday laft the St. Margaret's Hill ended, when five perfons received fen-tence of tranfportation, one to ftarid oh; the piilory, and a woman to be publicly whipped on Saturday next. lif>v^ Yeilerday the feflions ended at the.'Old Bailey, when 10 prifoners were tried,'one of whom was capitally convicted, viz. Alice>'j Walker, for returning from tranfportation before the expiration of the term for which fhe was tranfported; 5 were call for tranfportation ; 3 to be whipped, and 1 acquit ted. Sentence of death was paffed on 11 capital convicts. The next feflion begins on Monday the 14th of Februry, � at Guildhall, and on Wedneldaythe 16th at the Old Bailey. A Tambouiine Ball, in honour of Her Majefiy's Birth Day. Mr. Patence requerts the favour of the company of his fcholars, fubferibers, and vifitors, This Evening, at his fchool, Bolt court, Fleet ftteet, which will be etteemed a particular obligation. Any lady or genthman who chu'fe to be admitted, may, on application as above. Tickets a Quartir Guinea each, Coffee and Tea inclu ded. Errata.-In Hotfpur's letter of yefterday, atthef/idfof the firft paragraph read, An air of greater novelty.-In the laft line but three, for write, read writhe, to be Sold .by AUCTION. By Heffi _ELDE RTONS," Oh Tuefday atid We'dnetdayl the 25th and a6thJnftant^' On thepremifes, No'. 8, Budge-row, near "the end of . Watling-ftrest, '' '. THE HouSiold Furniture, P late, Linen ,. arid China; together with two Horfes, �' Of Mr; JOHN TO WNLE V, Wholelkle Linen-draper, Alf6 The LEASE df hi, lar^e and convenient new-built brick Dwelling-houfe and Warehoufe, whereof twenty fix years and an half will be unexpired at Lady-day next, at 40I. per annum. Likewife The LEASE of a Houfe in Whalebone-court, Bow-lane," whereof ifive years and an half wilt be unexpired lat Lady^day next, fubjedl to a rent of 16I. per annum. His admitted fubfeription for one whole (hare ia. the Leeds and Liverpool1 navigation, whereon 85I. have been paid up, and now receives an intereft at per cent. - Catalogues of the furniture, and printed particulars of the leafes and fubfeription, wiU,be timely delivered on the premlfes, and at MefT. Eldertons, Bow churchyard. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By -MefT. ELDERTONS, On Thuriday and Friday, the 27th and 28th inft. without referve, At their Warehoufe in Bow Church Yard, To begin each day at Eleven o'clock. THE neat and genuine STOjCK in TRADE of a B^ACKWELL-HALlT FAC- . TOR and Warehoufeman, deceafed, wtthout a finale in the Hair. Catalogues of which will be publifhed i