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Thursday, January 25th, 1781.

Saturday's and Sunday's Posts.
LONDON, Friday, January 19.

Extract of a letter from Captain Nierwaugein, of the Hessian regiment at Gibraltar, dated December 19, 1780.

THE Spaniards have encreased their camp at St.Roche, with five full regiments of foot. They approach very near us with their works, which we demolish as fast as they build. I went out the night before last with my company, and the grenadiers of the 56th regiment, and attacked a small redoubt at Gallevilla, on which they had just mounted 3 guns, six pounders; and there were posted about 250 Spaniards. Our attack was so sudden, that we rushed upon them with our bayonets, while they were singing of songs to pass the night away. We did not see a musket, though we killed about 40 men, and brought 70 with the three guns into the garrison. The redoubt also we destroyed as well as we could.
"Admiral Don Barcelo has been reinforced with four ships of 60 or 70 guns from Cadiz, as also with some frigates, the latter are perpetually cruizing, and have taken several ships for our relief.; yet, Dieu mercie, we are tolerably well provided. The privates have fresh victuals three times a week, at about 2d. per pound for beef, but poultry is very dear: if I indulge myself with [a] fowl for dinner at my own quarters, I cannot obtain it under two dollars, which three months ago I could buy for one or less.- The governor has made the officers acquainted, that a British fleet will soon relieve us; and this is my opinion, that the whole army and navy of Spain could never put their Sovereign in possession of this fortress, while there are provisions for the troops.

Extract from a letter received at Bourdeaux by a merchant, and transmitted to Mr. Paul Wilbraham, merchant at Amsterdam, dated Martinique, Nov. 8, 1780.

"I sent you by the last pacquet as good an account of the loss our island sustained by the late dreadful hurricane, as could be obtained. In addition to that melancholy account, I am to inform you, that to windward, for near 12 miles in length, there is not a plantation standing; the sugar grounds are covered with sand of yellow cast, intermixed with white broken shells, above two miles from the beach; in some places it is above a foot thick; the ground cannot be worked again for three years to come, at least.
"Mons. Le Caude's plantation, on which he had 400 negroes, and many of them were good workmen and artists, as joiners, carpenters, mill-wrights, &c. exclusive of his domesticks and family, we thought had been saved from the fury of the gale, by lying in a valley, but to our great surprize, found the whole washed away, and fear every person is lost. Madame de Caude was found dead between two rocks, quite naked, and is buried.
"At the east end of the island was situated the convent of St.Esprit, in which were boarded and educated, not only the daughters of the principal inhabitants of this island, but also of our other West-India islands, and indeed several from Europe.
"At the time of its being destroyed, there were in it about 96 young ladies, some of whom were near 20 years of age; there also, with the whole of the convent, perished. Upwards of 80 of their bodies have been found and buried.
"Church duties are performed twice every day in the fort, for the souls of those killed by the tempest, &c.
"The number of officers and soldiers, exclusive of those in the hospital, who are missing and supposed to have perished, are Regulars -- 2 colonels, 1 major, 4 captains, 7 lieutenants; 3 ensigns, 2 staff, 16 serjeants, 9 drummers, 318 rank and file.- Militia--- 1 major, 2 captains, 3 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 4 serjeants, 2 drummers, 90 rank and file. -Total, 2 colonels, 2 majors, 6 captains, 10 lieutenants, 4 ensigns, 2 staff, 20 serjeants, 11 drummers, 408 rank and file."

Yesterday being the day appointed for the celebration of the queen's birth-day, there was a most splendid court at St. James's, at which most of the foreign ministers, nobility, &c. were present. There has not been so numerous, nor so brilliant an assemblage, for many years past. The king and queen went to St. James's about half past one o'clock, as did also his royal highness the prince of Wales, accompanied by the lords in waiting, guards, &c. The prince did not go in his state coach as was expected, but in a plain landau of a pale yellow, not at all superb. The duke of Cumberland went in state, soon after their majesties, accompanied by guards, &c. It would be needless to enter into an enumeration of the various personages that were present, as such an account would be little less than a catalogue of half the nobility, &c. in the kingdom.
The ball at night was more crouded than it has been for many years past. Their majesties entered the room about nine o'clock, accompanied with their royal highnesses the prince of Wales, prince William Henry, and the duke of Cumberland. The prince of Wales opened the ball, by a minuet which he danced with the duchess of Devonshire. His royal highness danced a second with lady Augusta Campbell. Prince William Henry then danced two minuets, one with lady Salisbury, and another with lady Warwick. The duke of Cumberland followed, and danced with lady Hardwicke and lady Margaret Gordon, daughter of Lord Aboyne. The duke of Dorset, Lord Lewisham, Lord Cholmondeley, Lord Trentham, Lord Duncannon, Mr. Charteris, and other nobility and gentry, with the two Miss Norths, Miss Keppel, Miss Murray, Miss Gower, Miss Gage, Miss Bruce, Miss Moore, and other young ladies of rank and distinction. The minuets continued till a quarter after eleven, when country dances began, and at twelve their majesties retired. The prince of Wales, prince William Henry, the duke of Cumberland, Lord Galloway, the duke of Dorset, and other dancers, both male and female, continued footing it away to quick time, till a quarter before one in the morning, when the country dances ceased. The prince, his brother, uncle, &c. continued in conference with their fair partners for about twenty minutes, and then they and the spectators withdrew.
The ball at St.James's yesterday evening exhibited one of the finest coups d'oeil, during the country-dances, that ever was seen. The heir to the crown, and his princely brother, the naval hope of the kingdom, with their royal uncle, and many of the rising generation of nobility, all in motion to enlivening music, in concert with about twenty of the most beautiful, and agreeable young ladies of quality in the kingdom; themselves highly pleased, and communicating their satisfaction to the king and queen, the court, and a most brilliant crowd of spectators.
His majesty was rather elegantly than finely dressed. He wore a dark coloured velvet suit, richly embroidered and ornamented with a most splendid star and shoulder knot of diamonds. His sword hilt also was beautifully enriched with jewels. Her majesty had on a plain pink coloured sattin dress, trimmed with black fur. Her head was neatly but slightly ornamented, and she wore a breast-knot of-diamonds, made in a simple form.
The hat wore by his royal highness the prince of Wales at the ball was very much admired, and was the first of the kind ever made here. It was ornamented with two rows of small steel beads round the brim, and four rows on each side and. behind, with a suitable button and loop, and a white feather.
The ladies in general, who were yesterday at court, were dressed in plain sattins, trimmed either with fur or lace, and ornamented with fanciful flounces of gauze, fringed with gold and silver, sprigged with foil stone, or worked. The three most general sattins, were rose-colour, white, and orange-colour, of which the former was chiefly predominant. The duchess of Devonshire who looked most enchantingly, wore a rose-coloured vest and train, with a plain write sattin petticoat, ornamented with flounces of gauze, enlivened with neat sprigs of foil, and round her hoop hung small chains of solid silver, partly of its proper colour, and partly gilt, which had at once a novel, a rich, and a most elegant effect. The Hon. Miss Keppel was all in white.
Lady Betty Henley wore a buff sattin, elegantly trimmed with gauze, and buff-sattin ribband. Mrs. Tate (late Miss Moore) in bridal white sattin. Miss Tryson, in green sattin, richly trimmed with gold crape, and white ermine. Miss Yorke, white sattin trimmed with purple and silver foil, and white ribband, spotted with puce velvet.
Mrs. Thrale appeared in a striped sattin Otaheite pattern, trimmed with crape, gold lace, and foil, and ornamented with a profusion of stones, of a new composition, very little inferior in point of lustre to the most brilliant jewels; the tout ensemble of this dress was magnificent as well as singular.
The Baroness de Kutzleben wore a pink watered tabby, richly trimmed with crape, and ornamented with flowers, representing the orange tree in full bloom !
The ladies head-dresses were singularly agreeable, their caps being decorated with a few artificial flowers airily placed; and the majority of them (the Duchess of Devonshire in particular) wore large bouquets of the same.
The gentleman's dress was mostly embroidered velvets and rich silks trimmed with fur. Lord Cholmondeley's suit was the most sparkling and brilliant that appeared on any gentleman in the drawing-room.
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress went to court yesterday. to pay their compliments to their majesties. And at night the portico of the Mansion-House was illuminated with upwards of 300 glass lamps.

Wednesday an order went down from the Admiralty-office, to Sir Thomas Pye, naval commander at Portsmouth, for the trial of Captain Sutton, of the Isis man of war. Sir John Lockhart Ross is appointed president of the courtmartial.
The board of Admiralty are not yet determined as to the propriety or impropriety of suffering Admiral Darby to be brought before a courtmartial; they seem satisfied themselves with the whole of that officer's conduct, and therefore if they consent to such enquiry, it can only be in order to silence certain notorious grumbletonians in the fleet.

Wednesday morning, about eleven o'clock, as Colonel Harrod, of Chigwell-Row, in Essex, was going to Rumford, he was stopped in Joyce's place, commonly called Hanging Grove, by a single highwayman, who with bitter imprecautions demanded his money, on which the colonel fired at him, and shot him dead on the spot. His body was carried to the Three Compasses near the place, for the coroner's verdict.

LONDON, Monday, Jan. 22.

In consequence of an express received by the Russian minister on Thursday, and by him communicated to Lord Stormont, summonses were immediately issued for convening a council at the secretary of state's office, in Cleveland-Row, which met on Friday morning at half past nine o'clock. Their deliberations lasted till after twelve, when they adjourned to the Queen's Palace; and the business was of such a particular nature as to detain the king from going to St.James's till near three o'clock; a circumstance very rarely remembered to have happened.
Notwithstanding the various reports circulated of Russia's taking part against us, we can from the best authority declare, that in consequence of the empress's signing the late treaty of armed neutrality, Admiral Greg, and all the British naval officers in her service, had requested leave to resign their commissions, if that court determined to act offensively to Great Britain : when the strongest assurances were given, that nothing of the kind was intended; and, on the contrary, the empress assured them, that Great Britain was the last power on earth she should ever be at variance with. -- G.E.P.
The several conferences that have been held between Lord Stormont, one of his majesty's secretaries of state, and Mons. S---t, the Russian ambassador, are thus explained : for some months past, the ministry have had reason to suspect his excellency to be little better than a spy, and last week had the good fortune to get at a packet of his, directed for a person at P----g, but intended for the French court. In consequence of this he was sent for by Lord Stormont, and charged with living here in the habit of furnishing the enemies of Great Britain with intelligence. We do not know what answer his excellency gave; but an express is sent to Russia of the transaction, and by every member of the corps diplomatique , at their hotel in St.James's-Street.
Mons.S--- was formerly ambassador from Russia to Constantinople, from which place, on account of a breach of faith, he narrowly escaped with his life. He was also in the same station at the court of Sweden, who wrote home to his royal mistress, desiring that another minister might be sent. The late Russian ambassador here is said to have been intended for the honourable post the present one occupies, but contemned the intrigues of the French cabinet, and replied, "that he was born a nobleman, and would live as one."
Lutterloh, it is said, has turned evidence for the crown, and in consequence has informed the privy-council, that all the papers in his custody, which contained any circumstances of guilt or treason were concealed in his house at Wickham, and had not been seized by the messenger who had taken him into custody. He pointed out the place where they were concealed, and persons were dispatched by government to go agreeable to his directions, and bring them to town. They accordingly went, and, after a considerable time and difficulty, discovered the pacquets. Several hundreds of letters were found in this concealment, and they contain the fullest evidence of the guilt of La Mothe and Ryder. It is said also, that in consequence of suggestions from Lutterloh, the wainscotting in the rooms of La Mothe, at the house of Mr. Otley, has heen pulled down, and several pacquets of papers were found concealed.. In these, as well as in the communications of Lutterloh, the conduct of the Russian ambassador was discovered. It seems that they are now preparing to bring on the trials of La Mothe and Ryder, the evidence being near complete.

Last week, the right. hon. Lord George Macartney set out for Ireland, in order to embark from thence to his presidency of Madras; the East India company requiring his lordship's presence in India as soon as possible.
William Dean Poyntz, Esq; (nephew to lady Spencer) is appointed paymaster of the British forces in America. He has accepted the youngest son of the Rev. Mr. Ryland, of Northampton, as his secretary.

Preparations are now making for his highness Prince William Henry going again to sea; he is to sail with the grand fleet, intended to open the communication to Gibraltar.

Extract of a letter from Jersey, dated the 15th inst. received on Friday afternoon.

"Lieutenant Harris arrived at St.Hellier this morning, with a captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 quarter-master, 1 serjeant-major, 7 serjeants, 4 corporals, 2 drummers, and 94 privates, who had been taken or surrendered in the interior part of the island. It is no less than remarkable, that the serjeant-major, a drummer, and nine privates, with their arms, and 18 rounds in their cartridge boxes, surrendered themselves, and delivered up their arms to Ferdinand Austyn, a fisherman, and his son, who marched them to Captain Campbell's party, and delivered them up, for which they have received a very handsome gratuity.
"We are under apprehensions of another visit, but we are well on our guard. Our lieutenant-governor waits to know the king's pleasure respecting the bringing three persons resident here to trial for high treason."

Extract of a letter from Plymouth, Jan. 16.

"Last Friday night an enormous whale was driven on shore, and died in a cave situated S. E. between Penlee and the Ramhead. I went over to see it last Sunday; it measured from head 40 tail 70 feet; its belly covered with strong ribs; rise like a boat turned on its beam end, its head is smaller than whales heads in general; is of the toothless kind, the bed of the mouth being like a ragged mat, covered with tufts of hair; the circumference of the belly is about forty-five feet; the colour of it a dirty yellow, though the rest of the body is of a blue black; the fins of the tail measures fifteen feet in breadth; it stunk most abominably, and is now cutting up to be reduced to oil; it is supposed to have come down the channel with the tide and wind at east; was taken ill, and drove in here and died as they do when they find themselves sick. There was one fifty years since drove on the opposite shore.

"The French prisoners are arrived here from Jersey, dismal looking fellows."

On Wednesday night a female child, decently dressed, was left in the inside of the great gate, at his Grace the Duke of Argyll's; the cries of the child having alarmed the porter, he took is into the hall, where it remained for a few minutes; till the Duchess was made acquainted with the circumstance. A bill was on Thursday put on the gate, desiring that the parents of the child might send word, whether it had been baptized, and by what name, with a promise that it should be taken proper care of.

A correspondent has favoured us with the following important speech, made this day, by the Earl of Mansfield, in the court of King's-Bench.
.... The Attorney-General then made a motion for a habeas corpus to be directed to the lieutenant of the Tower, or his deputy, to bring the body of George Gordon, Esq; commonly called Lord George Gordon, to that court, that he might be arraigned.

Bankrupts Joseph Wilcox Piercy, of Coventry, book-seller.- George Dimela, of Chester, cheesemonger.- Brown Shelton, of Grimley, Worcestershire, dealer in horses.- John Jacob Appach, on London, merchant - John Webster, of Derby, banker.
Dividends. Feb. 17. James Lawrence [?], of Witney Hartley, Hampshire, tanner. - 21. Henry Neale, William James, Alexander Fordyce, and Richard Down, of London, bankers. - 22. William Butler, of Kenilworth, Warwickshire, mercer.- 23. Robert Innell, of Chalford, Glocestershire, clothier.- 27. John Robertson, and William Turner, of St.Paul's Church-yard, Chinamen. - 28. Joseph Parinton [?], of St. Martin's-lane, woollen-draper. - John Knight and Theomartyr Crane, of London, warehousemen.

WORCESTER, Thursday, Jan. 25.

RICHARD SORTON, Tobacconist, takes this Opportunity of returning his sincere Thanks to his Friends for the Favours he has received; and begs Leave to inform them, that he is removed from his late Shop in Goose-Lane, to the next Door below; in which he intends to carry on the same Trade in all its Branches, and hopes for the Continuance of their Favours, which will be most gratefully acknowledged.

Yesterday James Dutton, Esq. of Shireborne, was elected a knight of the shire for the county of Glocester, without opposition, in the room of the late Bromley Chester, Esq
We have the pleasure to inform our readers, that the death of Mr. Blundell (mentioned in our last) is not true: that gentleman is now at his son's house, at Southam, Warwickshire, and as well as the infirmities of his advanced period of life will permit.
On Thursday last died, at her house in this city, advanced in years, Mrs. Purcel, a widow lady.
On Monday died Mr. Wheeler, formerly a grocer of this city.
Yesterday died, at the house of Philip Rufford, Esq; mayor of this city, Mrs. Squires, mother to Mr. Alderman Squires.

On Tuesday night last as Mr. William Miles, of Lark-Stoke, was coming to this city he was stopt upon Fernhall-Heath, between Droitwich and Worcester, by an highwayman and footpad, the former presented a pistol to him, and demanded his money, but Mr. Miles saying it was not worth their while to rob him, having only a few shillings, the footpad struck at him with a stick, upon which Mr. Miles rode off, when the highwayman fired and rode after him towards Worcester almost to the turnpike.

On Thursday last was brought to our castle, from Lenchwick, in this country, Letty Trimnell, for the murder of her bastard child.
On Tuesday last an inquisition was taken at Naunton Beauchamp, in this county, before Harry Long, Gent. coroner, on view of the body of Elizabeth Harman, who was barbarously murdered, and afterwards thrown into Naunton Brooke, where the body was found. The jury brought in their verdict wilful murder by some person or persons unknown; and on Friday Edward Lane, late of Haselor, in Warwickshire, farmer, was committed to our castle, by Richard Hudson, Esq; on suspicion of committing the murder.

The following persons are also committed to our castle, Thomas Bunn, George Bunn, and Thomas Danks, charged with stealing twenty-four geese and six ducks, from Lutley; and Joseph Barrow and Tho. Haydon, charged with uttering a counterfeit note or draft, for 70 payable to H. Cecil, Esq; with intent to defraud John Brown, Esq.; of Droitwich.

On Thursday the 11th instant, the wife of one Westwood, a nailer, at Gornal Woods, in the parish of Sedgley, Staffordshire, was delivered of four children, all boys, two of which were born alive, but none of them survived twelve hours.

UNLESS some Person or Persons do, on Monday the 5th Day of February next, make out a better Title to several Freehold Tenements, late the property of Mr. John Terrett, deceased; and taken down by the Commissioners for the Purpose of building the New Bridge over the River Severn, at this City; the Commissioners for putting the Act in Execution will then order the same to be paid to Mr. John Philips, of Eastham, in the County of Worcester, in Right of his Wife, Niece to the deceased Mr. Terrett.

Bewdley, January 24.
The George Inn, Bewdley.
TUESDAY, February 6.

BEWDLEY DILIGENCE will set out from the George Inn, through Stourport every Saturday Morning at Eight o'Clock for the Hop Pole, Worcester, which Place it will return from at Four o'Clock the same Evening, for Bewdley, allowing Ten Pounds Weight of Luggage to each Passenger, all above one Half penny per Pound.

Passengers that go to Worcester and return to Bewdley the same Evening, Fare60
Those that go to Worcester and not Return that Evening, Fare40
From Stourport to Worcester30
If Return the same Evening from Stourport, Fare50

Passengers and Parcels taken in at Mrs. Roden's, Stourport; Lion, Mitton; and Crown, Ombersley.
Performed under the Direction of the Public's obedient humble Servant,
Not accountable for Plate, Jewels, Writing, Cash, &c, unless entered as such and paid for accordingly.


STRAYED away from the Hop-Pole Inn, on Saturday the 20th Instant, A Black PONEY, with a short cut Tail, a ball Face, and three white Feet; also, at the same Time, a Black MARE, with a cut Tail, and white Star in her Face, about fourteen Hands and a Half high : Whoever can give Intelligence of the said Horses, or will bring them to William Maule, at the Hop-Pole, Worcester, shall be properly rewarded for their Trouble, and all reasonable Charges paid by the said William Maule.

TO be LET, and may be entered upon at Lady Day next, a FARM, in the Parish of North Piddle, about six Miles from Worcester, consisting of a convenient Farm House, Pigeon House, Cyder Mill, and other necessary Buildings, 99 computed Acres of Arable, and 35 of Orcharding, Pasture, and Meadow Land; Rent 64 a Year.

N.B. The Land is in good Condition. Mr. John Purser, the present Tenant will shew the Estate. Apply to Mr. Hudson, at Wick, near Pershore.

A Farm to be Let.
TO be LET, and entered upon at Lady-Day next, at Phepson, in the Parish of Himbleton, near Droitwich, Worcestershire.
A very eligible FARM, consisting of 221 Acres of Land, whereof about fourscore Acres are Arable, and the rest Meadow and Pasture, with proper Buildings and Accommodations for the same.
For Particulars enquire of Mr. Haddock, at the George Inn, in Droitwich, Worcestershire.


of Birmingham, at the George Inn, in Shipston, in the County of Worcester, on Saturday the Tenth Day of February next, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, subject to such Conditions as shall be then produced, unless disposed of in the mean Time by private Contract, of which timely Notice will be given in this Paper, A COPYHOLD ESTATE, consisting of a convenient Farm House, with Barns, Stables and other Out-Buildings, and an Orchard well planted adjoining, together with three Yard Lands and an Half, containing by Estimation upwards of 80 Acres, situate in the Open and Common Fields of Blackwell, in the Manor of Shipston and Blackwell, in the said County of Worcester - And also FIVE COPYHOLD COTTAGES, with the Barn and Close of Land thereto adjoining, called Gilson's [?] Close, situate in Blackwell, in the Manor of Shipstone and Blackwell aforesaid. The Farm House and Lands now in the Occupation of Richard Marshall, at an old Rent of Sixty Pounds per Annum, and the Cottages are let to different Tenants, at several Rents, amounting together to Six Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Six-Pence. These Premises are held under the Dean and Chapter of Worcester, (Lords of the said Manor) by two Sets of Copies of Court Roll. The Farm House and Lands for four Lives, one aged about 61, one 58, one 30, and one 27, and are subject to a chief Rent of 2 4s 10d and to a Heriot of the best Beast; and the Cottages, Barn, and Close adjoining are also held for four Lives, one aged about 58, one 30, one 27, and one 25, and are subject to a chief Rent of 4s. 8d Halfpenny.- Upon the Death of any one Life the Dean and Chapter renew upon Payment of Half a Year's Rent. Blackwell is distant two Miles from Shipston, and eight from Statford-upon-Avon, two considerable Market Towns; and the Buildings are in good Repair. - The said Richard Marshall will shew the Premises, and further Particulars may be had by applying to Messrs. Carless and Brooke, Attornies at Law, in Temple-Row, Birmingham.

To the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the County of GLOCESTER.

I RETURN you my most sincere Thanks for your obliging Attendance on my Behalf this Day. As my Determination of not abiding by the Sense of a County Meeting was founded upon undeniable Facts, and that Meeting, tho' respectable, was by no Means wholly composed of Freeholders, I beg Leave earnestly to solicit the Favor of your Support on the Day of Election, which is fixed for the 24th Instant.
I have the Honor to be, Gentlemen,
Your most devoted, and obedient humble Servant,
Jan 8.

Worcester Bridge.

WANTED upon the Credit of the Tolls collected under the Act for Building the New Bridge, any Sum or Sums of Money, from One Hundred to Two Thousand Pounds. The Security is ample to a much larger Amount, and the interest is Five per Cent, regularly paid Half yearly, by Joseph Berwick, Esq.; Treasurer - For the Particulars of the Tolls, and the Nature of the Security, apply to Mr. BERWICK; or
MICH. BROWN, Clerk to the Trustees.

N.B. Wanting immediately several Teams to hale upon the New Road, to be paid weekly.
For Particulars enquire of Mr. BROWN.


RICHARD LOVETT, Upholder, Appraiser, and Auctioneer, begs Leave to inform his Friends and the Public, that he has just taken and entered upon the Shop and Business of Mr. MEYRICK FEILD, late Upholder, opposite St.Helen's Church, in the High-Street, where he humbly solicits a Continuance of the Favours of Mr. Feild's late Customers, and the Patronage of the Public. Those Ladies and Gentlemen who may please to honor him with their Commands, may depend on having their Orders punctually executed in the modern Taste, on the most reasonable Terms, and their Favours ever gratefully acknowledged, by
Their obedient humble Servant,

Meyrick Field having declined the Upholstery Business in Favour of Mr. Lovett, takes this early Opportunity of returning his grateful Thanks to his Friends for their past Favours, and of requesting a Continuance of them to his Successor.

WORCESTER, Jan. 13, 1781.

THE Agency of Mr. Samuel Bradley, of the City of Worcester, Chinaman, in the Trust of his Estate and Effects for the Benefit of his Creditors having ended at Christmas last, with the mutual Consent of him and Charles Trubshaw Withers, Esq; the Trustee, - Notice is hereby given, that the: STOCK of elegant and fashionable CHINA, now in Hand, will by sold by Mr. Richard Nash, of the City of Worcester, Glover, to whom all Persons who stand indebted to Mr. Withers, Trustee as aforesaid, are desired to pay their respective Debts, and send their future Orders, he being legally authorized on Behalf of the said Trustee to collect such Debts, and dispose of the said Stock.

WHEREAS a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against Brown Shelton, late of the Parish of Grimley, in the County of Worcester, Dealer in Horses, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a Bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Commission named, or the major Part of them, on the 31st Day of January, the 1st Day of February, and the 6th Day of March next, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon on each Day, at the Pheasant Inn in Silver-Street, in the City of Worcester, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects; when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts, and at the second Sitting to choose Assignees, and at the last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors are to assent to, or dissent from, the Allowance of his Certificate. All Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but give Notice to Mr. Thomas Price, Attorney at Law, in Worcester.

Crown In Worcester, and Redstreak Tree Hereford.
A Commodious and Superb DILIGENCE, through Ledbury to Worcester, will (for the Winter Season) set out from each of the above Inns every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday Mornings, at Six o'Clock, meet at Ledbury by Nine, and return to each City by Twelve.
Fares 9s; to Ledbury 5s. or 4d. a Mile for intermediate Ground.
Performed by the Publick's devoted humble Servants,
JOHN RICHARDS, Crown, Worcester.
CHARLES PARRY, Redstreak Tree, Hereford.
Passengers and Parcels may be conveyed to the following Places, by applying at the Crown Inn.
London, through Oxford, every Day, at Two o'Clock.
Bristol, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at Seven.
Birmingham same Days, at Two o'Clock.
Shrewsbury, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, at Eleven.
N.B. The Birmingham Diligence joins at Birmingham the Sheffield and Manchester Carriages, as does the Shrewsbury the Holyhead, through North Wales.

WHEREAS, we Thomas Terry and Joseph Taylor, of Alvechurch, in the County of Worcester, Labourers, have at different Times within this Month last past, without any Cause, wantonly accused Benjamin Harris, of the same Place, Blacksmith, with attempting to commit Sodomy with the said Thomas Terry, for which he was about to prosecute us, but hath forborn such Prosecution upon our asking his Pardon thus publickly : Now we do hereby declare, that we, or either of us, never had the least Cause for such Accusations, and that the same was repeated by us foolishly, without considering the ill Consequences thereof to the said Benjamin Harris; and we do thus publickly humbly ask his Pardon for our Offence, as Witness our Hands this 30th Day of January, 1781.


TO be LET, and entered upon at Lady-Day next. All those Buildings now employed in the Iron Manufactory at Upper Redbrooke, in the County of Glocester, with six Dwelling Houses thereto belonging, occupied by Workmen. The Business in which these Works are at present, and for some Years past have been principally engaged, is that of making Spades, Shovels, Locks, Hinges, Edge Tools, and the like; but the Situation and Conveniency of the Premises are such, that many other Branches of the Iron Manufactory might be added to the present, and the Whole carried on there on the most commodious and enlarged Plan.
The above lie on a fine Stream of Water, which command every Part of the Works, are within an Hundred Yards of the River Wye, and can be supplied with Coal and proper Timber on very reasonable Terms.

For further Particulars apply to Mr. Aubry Barnes, in Monmouth; or to Mr. Peter James, at High Meadow House, who will shew the Premises.

TO be SOLD, The BRICK HOUSE FARM, situate in the Parish of Stoke Prior, in the County of Worcester, consisting of a good Farm House, proper Our-buildings, and about 44 Acres of Land, now in the Occupation of William Walker. The above Estate is Copyhold of Inheritance, held by the Manor of Stoke Prior, and very little inferior to Freehold. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Wheeler, at Winterfold, near Kidderminster.

To be peremptorily SOLD by AUCTION,

On Thursday the first of February next; between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon, at the Crown at Hallow, in the County of Worcester, subject to Conditions of Sale to be then produced.
A FREEHOLD MESSUAGE, and several PIECES of LAND, situate in the Parish of Grimley, in the County aforesaid, in the Occupation of Mr. Richard Shepheard, at the yearly Rent of Ten Pounds.

For Particulars apply to Mr. Bird, Worcester.

Bell Inn, Pershore.
On Tuesday the 13th Day of February next, if not disposed of by private Contract in the mean Time, of which timely Notice will be given.
The above commodious and well established INN.- The House and Stables are in excellent Repair; and a good Garden belonging to the same lies adjoining.
N.B. The Sale will begin at the above House at Four in the Afternoon and end at Six.
Particulars may be had of Mr. John Bedford, Attorney at Law, Pershore.


At the Red Lion, Stifford's Bridge, in the Parish of Cradley, in the County of Hereford, on Friday the second Day of February next, between the Hours of One and Three in the Afternoon, subject to Conditions to be then produced, the several Estates following, either together or in Lots,
A MESSUAGE, LANDS, and PREMISES, situate in the Parish of Cradley aforesaid, in the Possession of Edward Sheriff, the Proprietor thereof. These Premises are Copyhold of Inheritance, held under the Lord of the Manor of Cradley aforesaid.
A Freehold Piece of LAND, in the same Parish, called Captain's Meadow, also in the Possession of the said Edward Sheriff, lately occupied by Sarah Pengree. These Premises are Leasehold, held for the Remainder of a Term of 970 Years, of which 891 are unexpired.

For Particulars apply to Mr. Bird, Worcester.

TO be SOLD to the best Bidder, at Tom's Coffee House in the City of Worcester, on Monday the 12th Day of February next, between the Hours of One and Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, by the Assignees under a Commission of Bankrupt awarded against James Watts Romney, late of the City of Worcester, but now of Dodenham, in the County of Worcester, Money Scrivener, the several FREEHOLD ESTATES of the said Bankrupt, in the following Lots, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall then be produced.
Lot I. A modern Brick-built DWELLING-HOUSE, with the Garden, Orchards, Barns, Stable, Cyder Mill, Hop Kilns, and other out-buildings, in compleat Repair, together with about 70 Statute Acres of inclosed rich Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Lands; 15 whereof are planted with Hops, now in the highest Perfection, and 20 Acres of Orcharding, planted with the choicest Sort of Cyder Fruit Trees, just in their Prime, and also 10 Acres of Coppice Wood, Part fit to fall. These Premises lie within Half a mile of a good Turnpike Road, pleasantly situated at Dodenham, in the County of Worcester, within the Distance of seven Miles from the City of Worcester, and six from Bromyard, late in the Occupation of the said Bankrupt.
Lot II. All that new-built Messuage or Tenement and Farm, with convenient Out-buildings in good Repair, and about 100 Acres of Arable Land, Meadow and Pasture Ground, properly divided with Quickset Hedges of 10 Years Growth, and also 6 Acres of Coppice Wood, in good Condition, situate and being in the Hamlet of Alfrick, in the Parish of Suckley, and County of Worcester.-- Of these Lands about 15 Acres are planted with Hops, and the best Sort of Fruit Trees, and were likewise late in the Occupation of the said Bankrupt.
Lot III. All those several inclosed Pieces or Parcels of Orcharding and Arable Land, being Part of the Farm and Premises called Lower Tundridge and Holders, situate and being in the Parish of Suckley, in the County of Worcester aforesaid, containing about 40 Acres, and now let to William Walker and Thomas Philpots; and also a small Tenement and two Closes of Land adjoining, let to Benjamin Watkins. These Premises are capable of great Improvement, a Lime Quarry being upon Part thereof.
Lot IV. All that small Messuage or Tenement, Garden, and four Orchards thereunto adjoining, called Wrighters, in the Parish of Suckley aforesaid, with about 80 Acres of inclosed Arable Land, Part planted with Hops, Meadow and Pasture Ground, in good Condition, and 30 Acres of Coppice Wood, now or late in the Occupation of Wm. Walker and the said Bankrupt.
Lot V. A capital Messuage or Tenement called Upper Tundridge, situate in the Parish of Suckey, in the County of Worcester aforesaid, with upwards of threescore Acres of rich Meadow and Pasture Ground, and a proper Proportion of Arable Land, Part planted with Hops and Fruit Trees, and also about 10 Acres of Coppice Wood, now or late in the Occupation of William Walker, Thomas Philpots, and the said Bankrupt.
The several Occupiers of the above Premises with shew the same, and for further Particulars apply to the Assignees Mr. Thomas Philpots and Mr. John Corbet, upon a Saturday at the Brewer's-Arms, in Worcester; or to Mr. Collet, Attorney at Law, in Worcester.

ALL Persons who stand indebted to the Estate and Effects of JOSEPH WEAR, late of Upton-upon-Severn, in the County of Worcester, Mercer, a Bankrupt, are desired immediately to pay the same to Mr. James Skey and Mr. Samuel Sandelands, the Assignees; or to Mr. Dunn, Attorney at Law, the Solicitor of the Commission, otherwise they will be sued without further Notice.

A Single Gentleman settled in a Country Village, wants a MAID and MAN SERVANT.- The Maid must understand Cookery well, and manage the Business in the House.- The Man, a small Kitchen Garden, look after one Horse, and occasionally to wait at Table. Good Wages will be given according to their Merits; but none need offer that cannot be well recommended for Honesty, Sobriety, Cleanliness, and good Temper. If each are between 30 and 40, or upwards, the more agreeable.

Apply to the Printer for further Particulars.

STRAYED, on Saturday the 15th of January Instant, out of the Cherry Orchard, near Worcester, A Light BAY COLT, rising three Years old, about 12 Hands, with a Ball Face, a cut Tail, and a Lock with three Links on the near Foot before : Whoever will bring him to Mr. Joseph Stephens, at the King's-Head, in Sidbury, or give him any Intelligence so that he may be had again, shall be well satisfied for their Trouble, and reasonable Expences paid.

TO be SET, and may be entered upon immediately, A desirable FARM, consisting of about six-score Acres, about Half whereof are of Arable, and about 3 Acres of Hop Ground, with Coppice convenient for Poles, and the other Half of rich Meadow and Pasture Land, with a good Dwelling-House and convenient Out-buildings thereon, situate at Horseham, in the Parish of Martley, about 8 Miles from Worcester, and near the Turnpike Road. The Live and Dead Stock may be purchased by the coming on Tenant.

Enquire of Mr. Parker, Attorney, in Worcester; or of Mr. John Smith, the Proprietor, upon the Premises.

To be SOLD, A small Copyhold ESTATE of INHERITANCE, of the Manor of Ombersley, in the County of Worcester, consisting of a Dwelling-House, Brewhouse, Barn, Stable, Garden, and an Orchard, containing two Acres, being old Pasture Land, and three Acres of Arable Land, lying and being at Acton, in the Parish of Ombersley, and now in the Occupation of William Poyner, the younger.

For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Poyner, the elder, at Chatley, in the said Parish of Ombersley; or of Mr. Pinches, Attorney at Law, Kidderminster.

TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at Tom's Coffee House, in the City of Worcester, on Saturday the 10th of February next, between the Hours of Ten in the Morning and Eight in the Evening,
Thirty-nine Lots of ASH and ELM TIMBER, growing upon Hill-Court, and several other Estates in the Parish of Grafton Flyford, in the County of Worcester.
The above-mentioned Timber is marked and numbered, and may be viewed by applying to Edward Baker, Esq; at Hill-Court aforesaid; and further Particulars known by applying to Mr. Brookholding, Attorney, Worcester.


TO be SOLD, a very desirable ESTATE, (Tythe Free) situate in the Parish of Himbleton, and known by the Name of Sauldens, consisting of a good Dwelling-House, with necessary and convenient Out-buildings, and about 212 Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land.
Also, about 89 Acres of Wood-Lane and Coppice, in the Parish of Himbleton aforesaid - The above mentioned Premises are held by Lease under the Dean and Chapter of Worcester, renewable every 14 Years.

For further particulars apply to Mr. Brookholding, Attorney, Worcester.


On Tuesday the 6th of March next, and the four following Days, on the Premises of Mrs. JANE BRADLEY, deceased, in the Parish of Old Stratford, and County of Warwick, All the elegant and entire Household Furniture, Brewing Utensils, Plate, Trinkets, China, Chaise and Horses, and other valuable Effects; consisting of Mahogany and other Four-post Bedsteads, with Damask, Chintz, Cotton, Linen, and Cheney Furniture; fine seasoned Goose Down, and other Feather Beds; Blankets, Quilts, Mattresses, Floor and Bedside Carpets; Damask, Chintz, Linen, and other Festoon Window Curtains; Venetian Window Blinds; Pier, Swing, Dressing, and other Glasses, in rich oval, square, carved, and gilt Mahogany and Walnut Frames; Mahogany and other Wardrobes; Chest upon Chest; Bureau Book-Cases; Chests of Drawers; Desks, compleat Basons and Shaving Stands; Dining, Card, Dressing, and Tea Tables; Cabriole, Mahogany, Walnut, and other Chairs, with Damask, Leather, Hair, and other Seats; an Eight-Day Moon Clock, in a Mahogany Case; a Gold Watch; Plain Mourning, and Diamond Rings; Plate and Trinkets; a valuable Table; set of Blue and White China, consisting of 13 Octagon Dishes, 2 Pye ditto, and 3 Dozen of Plates; some neat Tea Sets, upwards of 40 Pieces; some valuable rich Chocolate and Coffee Sets, with several odd Lots; a neat Chaise, in good Condition; a Pair of strong Black Geldings; a good Rick of well secured Meadow Hay; some Straw Stubble; 5 Cucumber Frames, with two and three Lights; some Myrtles in Pots; some Coals, Faggots, and Muck; a Quantity of empty Quart Bottles; some Madeira, Port, and other old Wines; with Variety of other Articles - The principal Furniture is finished in a Stile singularly neat, and new within a short Time. - The Whole is sold without Reserve.- The Sale to begin at Ten an Two o'Clock each Day. - The lots to be viewed the Day receding the Sale. - Catalogues to be had in due Time, at the Swan, Warwick; the Lion, Stratford; George, Shipston; George, Campden; Angel, Alcester, the Place of Sale; and at the Auctioneer's House in Evesham.

TO be LET, and entered upon at Lady Day next, A modern well-built MESSUAGE, situate near the Church Steps in Bromsgrove, consisting of 4 good Rooms on the first Floor; a handsome Dining Room and 3 Bed Chambers on the second; and very convenient Upper Rooms; a Laundry, excellent Cellars, Stable, Shrubbery, Kitchen Garden walled in, two Seats in the Church, and every other Convenience for a genteel Family; together with 8 Acres of fine old Meadow and Pasture Land, with a Barn and Stable thereon, near the Town.

For Particulars enquire of Richard Wattel, Attorney, the present Occupier.