Saturday November the 30th, to Tuesday, December the 3d, 1771.
Some Selected Reports from The Public Register : Or Freeman's Journal
To the COMMITTEE for conducting the
To the PARLIAMENT now assembled.
TO expatiate on the Utility and absolute Necessity of a standing Army
, would lead me to a tedious and useless Discussion, though it has long been a controverted Subject, and most zealously opposed by those, who call themselves the Lovers of their County
: They argue most violently against it; call it a Body of Mercenaries; the Tool of Power
; and ever at the Nod of supreme Authority: As a Proof they assert, that it was the Army
which subverted the Constitution in the Time of Cromwell's
Usurpation; but they but they do not consider that, that Army was compared of the most enthusiastic Fanatics, who looked upon themselves as empowered by divine Commission, to follow the great, aspiring Regicide, wherever his uncontrouled Ambition led them, and that their Obedience to his Will, was more the impetuous Effect of religious Fervor and infatuating Zeal, that an implicit Servility from the abject Nature of their Institution.
In Opposition to this, I advance, that at the last Revolution
the Army acted another Part; it was not then made up of Bigots
, whose designing, hypocritical General could influence as he pleased; with Horror and Detestation the Army
beheld the despotic Monarch attempting to change the Religion, and overturn the Constitution; and when it came to the Test whether they should be the Tools to enslave their Country, and assist the Introduction of Popery under an arbitrary King
; or protect the Religion, Life and Property of their Fellow subjects, under the Command and Auspices of a Prince
who came to secure them : What side did the Army take ? Did not the most Part of our Officers
prove, that they thought themselves more the Servants
, more the Friends
of their oppressed Country, than a Body of Hirelings
to the despotic Monarch, who could not reign without their assistance ? Did they not gloriously contribute to the Revolution in England ?
And came they not afterwards to this distressed Kingdom, to secure the Blessings of Peace and Freedom ?
There are the two great Eras
in which a regular Army was publicly interested, and conspicuously distinguished itself at Home. I shall not mention, how our valiant, indefatigable Troops have ever immortalized themselves in foreign Wars; how they have toiled beneath the torrid Zone, and been frozen in the coldest Climates, for the Wealth and Reputation of their Country. It would be needless to recapitulate their Conquest in every Part of the World; it would be unnecessary to mention of what Use they still are, to maintain the secure and peaceful Possession of the Dominions they acquired, through the Toils and Dangers of War. - We do not live in a Republic like Geneva
, where every Member of the State is obliged to bear Arms when an Occasion calls, they have nothing but their N.tale solum
to defend, nor are they ambitious of foreign Conquests. We require a disciplined, constant Army in Pay for the Security of our Colonies; to preserve the Balance of Europe, and to make us dreaded and respected by the neighbouring Kingdoms, who are always prepared for War.
Now allowing my Position, that a standing Army
is absolutely necessary, and that it will ever preserve its Existence by the Sanction of Parliament (for I would ever have it dependent on parliamentary Supplies) and I must own, I should be sorry to see the Day, that a British Army was paid out of the Privy Purse
, and entirely devoted to the Monarch's Bounty; but the Wisdom of the Constitution has justly provided against that dangerous Encroachment; and it is to you, as the legislative Body
now assembled, that I address myself, and beg Leave to lay before you, the many Hardships and Distresses the Army
suffer from the insufficiency of their Pay, and I hope I may be able to induce you to an unanimous Resolution of interesting yourselves in its Behalf, and that, since you judge proper to support a regular Army, you will do it with Spirit and Munificence.
Those, who are unacquainted with the interior Economy of the Army, would imagine, by seeing a Soldier
on the Parade, (Pipe-clay'd, polished, floured
, from Head to Foot) that he was one of the most amply provided-for, contented Men on Earth: But, alas, this is all splendid Poverty! It is the flattering Drapery of a miserable Picture ! And I must remove the exterior Disguise, that Veil which covers the military Wretchedness, and shew the Figure in purer naturalibus.
I shall take the Representation from two Ranks in the Army
, a private Soldier, and an Ensign of Foot
, as describing their Situation, may give you the Idea of the Sufferings of the intermediate and superior Stations, who have different Characters and Appearances to support.
(as his Pay was originally appointed by your Predecessors) has an Allowance of 8d. per Diem; but from a Deduction of 2d. per Day to the Colonel
; and 1d. per Week to the Surgeon
of the Regiment for Medicine Money
, it is reduced to 3s. 5d. per Week: It will surprise many, how this miserable Pittance of 3s. 5d. per Week can possibly maintain a Soldier with the common Sustenance of Life, and furnish him with the proper Necessaries; but the Mistery will be unravelled, when I tell you for a Truth, that there is not a Company in the Service (particularly those which prepare themselves for Dublin Duty, with every. Appearance for the Shew of a Grand Parade
) but upon an Average are indebted to their Captains, £40. or £50. as the Captains
must advance the Money out of their own Pockets, to supply the newly-joined Recruits with Necessaries, and continually supply the rest of the Company with every contingent Want; and if any of the Men should chance to die
, their Debts are at the entire and sole Loss of the Commanding Officer of the Company they belong to. If a Soldier
was always to purchase his own Necessaries out of his Subsistence, it would require (upon the most moderate Computation) more than Half his Pay every Month, and he could not possibly have quite 3d. per Day to live upon; but through the Custom and Necessity of the Army, the Hardship is removed from the Men
to their Officers
I established a Soldier's Pay at 3s. 5d. per Week; however, as he is generally under a Stoppage of 5d. or 6d. per Week, and often more to clear him from Debt (which is ever barely sufficient to keep him in Shoes, and supply the Wear of other Necessaries,) I will six his weekly Pay at 3s. and form an Estimate of the usual Expences against it, which stands thus;
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According to the real Estimate, you find that a Soldier has not a Farthing in the Week to buy him Small-beer
; but as there is an Allowance in this Garrison (called City-pence) of 6d. h. per Week, it is to be mentioned in the Army's Favour; tho' from its being paid but every three or four Months, it is of no other Service to the Men than coming as a Credit to diminish their debts and ease the additional Expences of this Duty.
(as his Pay was originally appointed by Law) has 3s. 8d. per Diem; however by the several Deductions of Office
, it is reduced to 3s. 5d. and a Fraction : his daily Pay is 3s. for the Remainder is stopt as Arrears, which should be paid every six Months, but often, very often, indeed ! (thro' the Delays of the Treasury) paid but every Year; so that an Ensign's daily Subsistence must be fixed as above: this will appear a very inadequate Allowance to support the Rank and Etiquette of a Gentleman, when you consider what is to be paid out of it; why it is t barely sufficient to give him regular Meals, without speaking of all the little Essentials which are requisite to accommodate a Man that is every Day obliged to maintain a genteel appearance in Life.
As to the Arrears
I shall not mention them as any immediate Advantage, as they are generally sunk for the purchase of Military Appointments alone. You are likewise to consider, that besides the constant living with the Corps in a regular Mess, there are the certain Expences of a March
every Year, and the Tour of the Recruiting Service
, both which never fail to involve Officers
in Debt and new Difficulties.
How Gentlemen can stay in the Army
and support the Appearance they should do in their present Circumstances, is a Paradox never to be solved any other way, than by concluding that one half of the Subalterns
in the Service are over Head and Ears in Debt, or live in the most abject, parsimonious, and distressful Manner. It may be asked, why then do young Gentlemen, who have nothing but their Pay to depend on, or just as much as purchased their commissions, engage in a Scene of Life which is productive of such Expence, which is the Forerunner of Indigence, and in which they never can expect Preferment without Money
or Interest ?
Would People who argue in this confined Manner, shut up the most laudable Road to Emulation ! I should be sorry for the Honor of a Profession I long served in, and which I shall ever venerate as a Pursuit to Glory, that it should ever be restricted to either Fortune
, or that it should be held in such disrepute as to be composed of the Lower Class of People
: either would be inconsistent with sound Policy; for the evident Consequences would follow, that in the first Instance, such an Army
would be intirely devoted to Aristocratical
Government, and in the latter to Democratical
; but as the Army now subsists, the Interests of the several Degrees of Society are linked together in the most affectionate Attachment to each other, Loyalty to our Sovereign
, and the most patriotic zeal to the Community in general: This Avenue to Fame and Enterprize is open to all ! It is a Lottery where every one may venture; where some have better Success than others; where some thro' the Hazards of Fortune acquire the capital Prizes, and some the smaller ones :- yet every intrepid, aspiring young Fellow should plume himself with the elating Hopes of having some Time or other, a wished for Opportunity of displaying his Abilities in a conspicuous Light, and by a strict Attention to his Duty, gain the Esteem of his Commanding Officers, and by distinguishing himself in the Field of Glory
, for his own Reputation, and the Honor of his Country, meet with the Rewards of his Spirit and Ambition; having never left it in the Power of a Superior to do any Thing but serve him. But this Digression is not to my Purpose; I mean to picture the Hardships of the Army
, and not to show how many Incentives they have to Glory.
Near a Century ago, the Officers
might have lived more comfortably on their Pay, than they can now do on double the Sum; every Necessary of Life was proportionably cheaper; but the Increase of Riches and the Luxury of the Age, has augmented every Thing so much, that the Army
is in an absolute State of indigence and Misery. It is now in the same Situation the Romans
were when they fled from the Oppressions of the Rich, to the sacred Mountain
, and there like an injured spirited People, fixed their Camp, till the Senate ordained some salutary Law to let them partake of the Ease and Comforts of Peace, as their indefatigable Valour had been the Means of giving Wealth, Dominion and Glory to their Fellow-citizens thro' the Toils, and Dangers of War. The British Army
is equally oppressed with Debt and Penury; it is every Day diminishing by Desertion, notwithstanding Recruiting Parties are constantly sending Supplies to keep up the established Numbers: The Multitude are apt to be caught by external appearances, they are soon inticed by the Glitter and the Pomp of Arms; and tho' they have Spirit and Ambition to serve their Country, they find upon a more intimate acquaintance with their Situation, that they cannot live with any Degree of Comfort on their present Allowance of Pay, and as they cannot avoid getting in Debt immediately on their joining the Service, they are under eternal Stoppages, yet must never expect to be clear; they argue rationally, because they speak from their Feelings : "that if the quiet Times of Peace bring on such Distress and Poverty, how must they suffer thro' the Fatigues and Hardships of War ?" - It will be asked how, and by what Mode I would augment the Military Pay ? The Scheme I could wish to be put into Execution, is to grant a Soldier full Pay (allowed him originally) of 8d per Diem, and to give the Colonels the clothing Money of their Regiments by a yearly Sum adequate to the Stoppages from their Non-commissioned Officers
and private Men
, for the Purposes aforesaid : To allow the Surgeon
of a Regiment a Compensation for the weekly Deductions made from the Serjeant downwards, for Medicine Money
, by increasing the Surgeons
Subsistance equal to that Allowance, making some equitable Addition on actual Service, where there may not be a regular grand Hospital
established. It will be unnecessary for me to calculate these Sums, when you have so many able Financiers amongst you, much more capable of such a Work. I leave it to your Wisdom and Humanity to consider on the Means and Necessity of an Augmentation of Pay to what other Ranks in the Military Service you shall judge proper; they have all their Expences and Wants in proportion to the several Stations they are obliged to Support; even the Cavalry
, whose Pay is much superior to the Infantry's
, labour under their Share of Hardships : But you are to enquire into the Particulars of the Situation, and the expedient Means of relieving them.
I will suppose, that if it was possible to collect the Suffrages of the whole Army, and to present a supplicating Memorial, with the real State of the Case, to his Majesty, he would be graciously pleased to solicit the Aid of Parliament
to redress our Grievances ; but since that is impracticable, let the Experience and voluntary Petition of one soldier
represent the general Voice and Intention of the whole collected Body, to induce you to begin this salutary Work; let it take its rise in this Kingdom
; let it be recorded, that the Irish Parliament
was the first to propound so beneficial a Scheme to relieve so many Thousands of your Fellow-subjects from a State of Poverty. It is the Cause of Humanity; and I will never suppose, that there can be (what is called) an Opposition, where the good of Society is truly concerned, and so large a Part of the Community in Consideration, for I hope you will look upon us as a People who have a Claim to kindred Feelings, and not as the Outcasts of the World. Your Fathers
, and Sons
have been, or are now linked together in that glorious Chain; and it is to be hoped, you will not exclude us from our Birthright, the Sympathy of Friendship, the endearing Ties of Consanguinity, and the Love of Fellow-subjects.
By shewing your Readiness to support the Military Body, you may induce his Majesty to curtail the Number of those enormous and useless Pensions
with which this Kingdom is so much oppressed, and have the Money that is squandered by Absentees, circulated for a Certainty amongst ourselves. You will by a Proposal of this kind, shew your Attachment to his Majesty's Person, your Love for the Welfare of your Country, and have the Honor of voluntarily proposing from yourselves, what the Necessity of the Times must very soon induce his Majesty to request of you. You will give and Example to the British Parliament
of Generosity and Beneficence; that will for ever immortalize your Names and endear you to the Military Body.
To the COMMITTEE for conducting the
FREE - PRESS.
To the ELECTORS of the CITY of DUBLIN.
Notwithstanding the many Instances, on which the Objections arising from his Station and Profession are personally applied to Mr. GEALE
; it may seem but just, to enter into a more minute Scrutiny of his Conduct, for his vindication or conviction : and surely it is unexceptionably fair, with his Character; to establish from his own Concessions; and the Assertions of his Friends. I shall therefore consider him as a Merchant
, an Alderman
, and a Lord-Mayor
; and shall draw my Conclusions of his Unfitness to represent this City, from his own Words; or the more indubitable veracity of notorious Facts.- An Apology
is but a tacit Acknowledgement, that something has been Wrong; or has; at least, been suspected so : and certainly no Man is worthy of so great an Honour, or fit for so important a Trust; whose Integrity is suspected, or whose Conduct needs an Apology. But an Apology, that confirms Suspicion, argues Folly as well as Guilt : and it is the poor ALDERMAN'S Misfortune, that every thing, hitherto urged in his Justification, does but corroborate the Charges against him; nay, the very Pains taken by his officious Brethren of the Board, and all their Bustle and Rout, to serve him, has really done him the greatest hurt.
Among the Apologies of Mr. GEALE
, that, which relates to his Conduct as a Merchant
, appeared (in this and other Papers) Nov. 21. It admits the Fact; 'that a Quantity of Corn
had been stored
by him, in the Market-House Granary; and that it was not sold
to the People here; for it was shipped to another Port.' But, though the Fact be thus admitted, it is not fairly stated : there is not a single syllable concerning the dreadful Scarcity in our markets at that Time; nor of the distrest condition of the Poor, who were starving in the midst of stored Plenty : but there is a sophistical Attempt, to mislead and misinform us; by declaring, 'He had not a single Grain in the Year of his Mayoralty; nor a Barrel in his Life on his own Account.' No matter, When or Why he had it : but, that he had a very great quantity, in a very dear Season; and that he could not be prevailed on, to sell it at the Market Price, then
very high, is very notorious to the Public; it is deeply impressed, in the memory of thousands; it is clearly expressed in his own Apology. He sayd, the Corn in the Market-house was a Consignment
from England, it was in his Possession, then, and at his Disposal : and the way he disposed of it, was this, 'He handed it over to his Brother, under a particular limitation
of Price, fixed by the Proprietor; who, in the end, directed it to be shipped to another Port. --- It has been alleged, that it was sold here to Starch-makers; the hand of Providence having interfered, by sending the Instruments of divine vengence to destroy it : this, the Alderman takes not the least notice of; nor does he deign to inform us, What Port
the Corn was removed to : however, we may see by his own declaration, that he did not sell it
in our Market; and that, when he handed it over to his Brother
, he laid him under a particular
restraint, that prevented his Brother's selling it. We see also , that although the Law excludes Bankers
from trading; they elude the Law, by transferring the Goods into a Successor's Hands; a Brother or Friend, who will publickly carry on the Business still : the Profits can be adjusted in private. ---- But, says Mr. GEALE
, 'He that acts by Commission, cannot deviate from his Employer's directions, but at his own Risque'. Did Mr. GEALE
, who now professes such a zeal for the People, and even struggles hard to cram his service down their throats : did he then
run any Risque for them; when they so much wanted, and so earnestly besought, his assistance ? It has already cost them ten-times more in this Election, that he could have lost by any Risque on that Occasion; and a little, hazarded then, would have rendered his Success more possible now --- But, without any Risque, he might have gotton Orders more favourable to the Poor ; or, at least, might have applied for them. Did he lay the distress of his Fellow-citizens, before his Employer ? Did he labour, to move his Compassion ; or send a line, to solicit his Leave ? His Letter-book can prove, he did not: nay, his own Declaration confesses it; for he owns, 'He handed it over to his Brother, under a particular Limitation
of Price' : he acknowledges, not only his remorseless Cruelty towards a famished Multitude; but also his Infidelity to his Employer, who might have been a considerable gainer at the Market Price; and would certainly have sold at any rate, had he been apprized in time, of the damage it suffered from the Vermin, ------ The natural Inference, from this whole affair, is this: that Mr. GEALE
is hard-hearted and merciless; without Feeling for his fellow-creatures, too anxious for private Emolument, and too strictly attentive to the Commands of an Employer; and consequently, that he is not fit to be entrusted with the Rights and Concerns of a Nation, for the Redress of popular Grievances, or the Punishment of our Oppressors. If Government would give him, or his Son, a valuable Commission
, he would let the People perish, and the Nation be undone rather than deviate from the Directions of his Employer
As an Alderman
, I have nothing to say of him, that has not been said already: yet, to prevent his ever presuming to appear a Candidate, or any other of the present detested Fraternity; I think it not amiss, to repeat to my Fellow-citizens, some of his remarkable Disservices at the Board. Ever since He was thrust into a Seat at it, he has been singularly industrious (in all Elections of Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Common council-men) to have those Persons rejected, who were the Favourites of the People; and has been openly and glaringly the cause, of the Aldermanic Opposition to all Popular Measures in the City. It was He influenced the Board, to suppress the City Address about the Prorogation
; it was He and his party solicited the Commons, to approve of That imperfect fulsome Address, which was drawn up (for the purpose) by a Tool
of Lord LOFTUS
, and meanly adopted by the Recorder
: it was he defeated the Design of the Commons, to compliment 'the Virtue of CHARLES LUCAS
with a small annual Acknowledgment of our Obligations to him: it was He put a stop to the Enquiries made, and the Resolutions formed, on DOCTOR LUCAS'S
Application for Instructions, relative to the Scandal fixed on this loyal and honourable City by his Excellency
, LORD TOWNSHEND
, and a corrupt Majority of Flatterers : and it is He, who has alone stood forth, the Champion of the Board against the object of Popular Approbation in the present Election; wherein many dishonest, mean and indirect Artifices are used by the Board, to disappoint the wish, and frustrate the patriotic Endeavours of the People.
Mr. GEALE'S Mayoralty
has been censured, because it was remarkable for Oppression, Corruption; and Prostitution : Oppression
, in several acts of Violence and Injustice; particularly that daring and glaring Tyranny, of destroying Citizen's Properly in Aungier-street
, in regulating the Assize of Bread, so favourably for the Bakers; so injuriously to the Public: And Prostitution
, in his backwardness to prevent or punish Military Outrage
, and his forwardness to compliment Administration, by sacrificing Civil Authority to Military Government
. The two former, he passes in silence, declining to answer his Accusers: for the latter, he has made an Apology, for which we ought to thank him; as it confirms the truth of the Charge against him, and discovers secret dispositions of the Heart, by the most authentic information, of his own unwitting Confession.---- No Magistrate is legally empowered to remove a Nuisance, but a Sheriff; nor even a Sheriff, without the authority of the King's Writ
, by the due course of Law, on a Presentment of the Grand-jury: nothing is to be condemned as a Nuisance
, but what is regularly presented as such, which Presentment the Party concerned may traverse; nor can the Presentment be legally or properly made by any, but the Grand-jury
. The Grand-jury
had viewed the matter complained of , in Aungier-street, but refused
to present it as a Nuisance; and a former Lord Mayor
has also refused
to meddle with it: yet Mr. GEALE
, having been an Attorney
, did (on the single application of an ill-natured Lawyer
) arbitrarily and tyrannically pull it down; though persons, duly qualified to remove it, had many years allowed it to stand, as not being a Nuisance. Such oppressive Violence, such injurious Partiality, such Usurpation on illegal power, such an arbitrary Infringement on the Right of a Freeman and the Property of a Citizen, lay the strongest foundation for a well-grounded Suspicion ; that a man, capable of so grossly and audaciously abusing a public Trust in the highest magisterial Office, would be no less unjust and unfaithful in the more important Trust of a Representative.
Nothing can be more abominable and iniquitous, than the usual Compliment to a Lord Mayor, of the Baker's
GOLDEN CAKE : It is a premeditated Villainy in the Bakers; flegitious Corruption in the selfish perfidious Magistrate : for it is a voluntary Consent, to defraud and distress the Poor; it is a base Connivance, at a public Inquiry; it is a scandalous participation in the Guilt of low-lived Villains. Wicked, as such a vile Combination is; the Prevarication it is cloaked under, is still baser: They purchase, at the lowest rate they can, the greatest part of what Corn they want, each market-day; and then designedly pay an exorbitant price, for a Barrel or two more. By this Artifice, the Magistrate is furnished with a seeming-fair pretext, for concurring with crafty Knaves in cheating the Public; for, the Middle Price
being the rate, by which the Assize is regulated; this Price is fraudulently raised, to the great injury of the Inhabitants, and the grievous oppression of the Poor. An Assize
, regulated by the Middle Price, must always be unequal, and may generally be iniquitous : the true way of doing the City justice would be, to strike an Average
, and thence to form the Assize : that is, to take an account of the Quantity sold in a Week, with the amount of the Price of it; and so, from the Cost of the Whole, calculate the value of a single Barrel, for the Assize. But, however the Assize be regulated, certainly the Management of it ought never to be committed to a Corn-factor. ---- How far Mr. GEALE
deserves the Imputation of such a scandalous combination, to pick our pockets, in his Mayorality; his Conscience will not hide from Him, however he may strive to smother it from us : but This is certain, the People never complained so loud of the size of the Loaf, as in that year; and their Household Accounts will not let the Citizens forget the heavy expence of their Bread at that time : neither has Mr. GEALE
Sophisty enough, to shuffle off the weight of Censure : nor the Front, to deny the Fact, of which all the inhabitants were Witnesses. Yet some of his Partizans have the impudence, to put this Squeeze loaf
in competition, with the upright, the generous, the diligent, the spirited, the popular HUMPHREY FRENCH
: and because Dean SWIFT
very properly recommended that
to the Citizens, in preference to a very worthy Physician
; a Magistrate of approved Integrity and unsuspected Virtue, of a Gentleman, who never had been tried in public office; they want us, forsooth
, to reject a well-tried Patriot; for an artful Courier; a conscientious Citizen for an oppressive , hated Alderman.
The great reproach of Mr. GEALE'S
Mayoralty, and the principal matter of Accusation against him, is the scandalous and shocking affray at Newgate
; which I shall therefore reserve, for an entire Letter on itself: for, though I suppose, the Election will be determined, before even This appears in public; yet I think it necessary to convince my Fellow-citizens, None of the present Board is worthy of their confidence; but least of all, Mr. GEALE
. Might I direct their conduct for this week, I would have them not to be content with rejecting an Alderman, or driving him to the necessity of giving up: the Poll ought to be continued; while a single friend of Liberty has a Vote to give; to let the world see, how weak the faction of the Aldermen is, and how spirited and patriotic the Freemen
To the COMMITTEE for conducting the
FREE - PRESS.
BY inserting the inclosed in your much admired Paper, you will oblige all those who were not at this Day's Levee, or rather Muster, and particularly your constant Reader and Subscriber.
Sunday Evening, Dec 1, 1771.
Thus saith SANCHO,
Order ye the Buckler and Shield, and draw near to Battle; Harness the Court Garrons; call my Mimick and Master of Horse, take Care that my Baggage Horse, BROWN, is properly caparisoned; where is my Broom, and all my Castle Scrubs.
Call my Knight of the three Crows, and the Dog that refused to eat the Letter.
But wherefore have I been dismayed ? Come forward my Moor, thou great Judge of the Inquisition.
Rage ye Provost, you Andrews, for the Cream coloured Parasite's Pension is no more.
Where are the five new Commissioners: let them stand up like wild Asses in the High Places, and Snuff up the Wind like Dragons because there is no Grass.
The Calamity of Jerry Dyson is come, and his Affliction hasteth fast, therefore my Heart shall sound for Jerry Dyson like Pipes, because the Riches he hath gotton are perished.
(To be continued.)
Since out last arrived Three British Packets, which brought the following Advices.
From the LONDON GAZETTE.
Warsaw, Nov. 4.
IF the Almighty by his Providence Had not interfered, a Gang of the most desperate Villains would have perpetrated an Act which all true Poles would have read in their annals with Horror and Astonishment. Yesterday Evening about 9 o'Clock; as the King was returning in his Coach to his Palace, from the Great Chancellor's, Prince Czartozinsky
, his Majesty was suddenly attacked at the Corner of the Capuchin-street, near the Bishop of Cracow's Palace, by six Confederates. His Majesty not being attended by his usual Escort of Uhlans, but only accompanied by some Pages and Servants, the Assassins stopped the Coach, and immediately discharged their Carabines and Pistols, several of the Balls going through the Coach. Two Heyducks who were behind the Coach with Flambeaux, immediately leaped down to defend it; one of whom was desperately wounded and soon after expired; the other received several wounds from a Sabre. An Aid du Camp who was in the Coach with the King; and a Page were wounded, and nothing belonging to his Majesty was found but his Hat. This happened in one of the most inhabited Parts of the Town, so that the greatest Alarm was occasioned among the People, who ran out on the first Noise, and the Troops of the Crown and the Russians, who were patrolling in all Parts, came up, but could not trace the Road the Villains had taken. All that could be found was the King's bloody Hat, which caused an universal Consternation for his Majesty's Life. In the mean Time, Koezinsky
and his Gang had joined twenty-five other Confederates,. who were posted at the Corner of a Street waiting the Event. As soon as they had dragged the King out of his Coach, they took him between two Horsemen, holding him by the Hands, and drew him in that manner by the Arsenal over the Naliuze out of the City beyond Bilano, a German Mile and Half from Warsaw. They now found, by the Shouts they heard, that the Russians were in Pursuit of them; whereupon Koczinsky
, either through Fear, or Remorse of Conscience, desired the Captain of the Horse, who commanded this desperate Party, to retire to some Distance with the greatest Number of them, thinking that otherwise they should not fail to be soon discovered; which Desire the Captain complied with, and left his Majesty in the Hands of Koczinsky
and four others; which four however Koczinsky
presently after contrived to get rid of by sending them to see how near the Russians were come. He then threw himself at the King's Feet, and implored Pardon, with the strongest Assurances that he would carry his Majesty back safely to Warsaw. He produced a Paper, in which he was bound with the others by the strongest Oaths, (which Transaction passed at Czenstochau) to deliver the King, dead or alive, to the Confederates. He received his Majesty's Pardon, and then led the King out of the Road amongst the Bushes by Bilano. After they had travelled an Hour in the Dark and excessive bad Roads, they arrived at a poor Cottage, where his Majesty threw himself down quite exhausted on a miserable Bed, and fell asleep. From hence Advice was sent to General Cocceii
, who came immediately with a Party of Horse, and had the Pleasure to lodge his Majesty, about Four in the Morning, safe in the Castle. His Majesty, besides the imminent Danger to his Life, had every Distress to combat with, and this aggravated by two Wounds on his Head, one by a Sabre, and the other by a Pistol-Ball, which only grazed.
8. We have the Happiness to perceive his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, gain Strength and Spirits hourly. He has been three Times out in a Coach to take the Air.
LONDON, November 25, 26, and 27.
Last night there was a Cabinet Council held at the Queen's Palace, which continued sitting till near eleven o'clock. Lord North
and Lord Mansfield
The Ministerial Sycophants treat the late insults our Flag has received in South America, as a very trifling Affair, as the Acts of mere Individuals without any authority from the Court of Madrid; and as a proof that no misunderstanding subsists between the two Courts on this Account, they tell us that the Parliament is prorogued till the later end of January, which it would not have been if there was the least probability of our being at the Eve of a War with Spain. But the Fact is, our being in this Critical situation, added to the evasive declarations of the Spanish Ambassador, was the cause of its being prorogued to that Time; the M----y knowing that Motions would be made, and probably carried for laying before the House, all Letters and Papers that have passed in the present Negociation, whereby the Credulity of our Ministers, and the Impositions of the Court of Madrid would plainly have been set forth, the futility of the late convention would have been exposed, and the necessity of a War appeared so glaring, that the pusillanimity of the present M----rs could no longer have prevented it; and as they are Conscious of their incapacity of Conducting it, they must have resigned. This is the True Reason of the Meeting of the Parliament being deferred to the latest Day, in hopes that some expedient may be found to Palliate the Insults we have received from the Spaniards, and nominal Peace be continued.
The state of a great Lady's Health is such, that many of the People at the West End of the Town have already bought Mourning. The Cancer in her Mouth prevents her from swallowing her Spittle, and a Frog is kept sucking under her Chin. A great Personage went to see her; but the Smell was so offensive, that the visit was but short. In consequence he was not well for several Days. Greatness does not confer Health or Happiness
An anonymous Correspondent says that on Sunday night, some dispatches were received in Great Ormond-street, from Madrid, in which the King of Spain still persists in the Justice of his Proceedings against any Vessels whatsoever approaching his coasts.
We hear that the new Government on the Mississippi is entirely agreed on; and that Governor Brown
, a late Lieutenant-Governor of East-Florida, goes out as Chief Governor of this new Settlement.
The Paragraph in one of the Morning Papers, which says Mr. Townsend
has paid the Land tax, and that all Proceedings are stopped, is an absolute falsity, and inserted only with a design of imposing on the Public.
After the levee was over Yesterday at St.James's, his Excellency the Russian Ambassador had a long Conference with his Majesty, on the Subject of a new Treaty of Commerce which is now carrying on between the Courts of London and Petersburgh.
The Duke of Cumberland
is certainly expected over in a few Days; for when the last Advices came from his Royal Highness, he was then setting out on his return.
At the last Board of Admiralty Orders were given for several Vessels to be taken into the Government Service, for the Importation of Masts, Spars, and Ships Timber from Piscataquo, &c. for the Use of the Royal Navy.
Order are sent to the Victualling Office to get ready six Months Provisions for twelve Men of War of the third rate Compliment, to be sent to Portsmouth by the 10th of next Month.
The King's Ships in the River, have received pressing Orders, to make all imaginable Dispatch to their different Stations.
It is generally believed that if vigorous Measures are pursued against Spain, Lord Chatham will once more have the Guidance of Affairs.
Orders are given for two Frigates of War to be fitted out immediately at Portsmouth, to be stationed on a Cruize between Land's End and Cape Finisterre.
A Gentleman who had lately been at Toulon says, that in going through that Port, he counted eighteen Ships of the Line quite finished, besides a Number of Frigates.
To the COMMITTEE for conducting the
FREE - PRESS.
On the Non-appointment of JEREMIAH DYSON, Esq.
JERRY, good Man, how hast thou sped,
By cringing, fawning, lying;
Hibernia's Pension from thee fled,
Thy Mistress just expiring.
From these, pray learn thy future State,
The Publick's Expectation;
The next Appointment you're to date,
From a tripple Exaltation.
To the COMMITTEE for conducting the
FREE - PRESS.
BEING both Eye and Ear Witness to the following if you think it worth recording, I can averr the Fact.
A most unnatural GEALE
of Wind, which is well known to have continued blowing for some Time past, and has much annoyed this City, raged, with uncommon Impetuosity last Friday and Saturday, East of the Tholsel, by which Nine Aldermen, Two Sheriff-peers, and about One Hundred and Fifty-two Common Council-men, drunken freemen, Constables, Newgate Solicitors, &c. were drove higeldy pigeldy in great Confusion up Ram-alley
and into the Castle Side
of the Tholsel Court; some wanting Hats, others Wigs, Shoes, Stockings, Shirts, and even Breeches; most of them lost their Brains and all of them their little Stock of Honesty. A particular List of the Names of these unfortunate Sufferers would take up too much of your valuable Paper, therefore for that Purpose must refer your Readers to a printed half Sheet, published by James Hunter
, Sycamore-alley. It was remarkable that each Day during the Storm
, there were many Hundreds of respectable Gentlemen, Citizens, &c. Westward of the Court, none of whom felt the least Inconvenience from it; the Atmospheres on that Side being perfectly tranquil, with every Aspect of a natural, wholesome, and CLEMENT
Season : From Observation of the Barometer since, however, it appears that this dangerous Phenomenon will intirely subside in a Day or two, and its being local and temporary must convince us, it was nothing more than an unnatural Puff
I am, Gentlemen,
Your Friend and Admirer.
Nov. 30, 1771.
DUBLIN, December 30.
Yesterday the Poll continued at the Tholsel, for electing a Member to represent the City of Dublin in Parliament, in the Room of the much lamented CHARLES LUCAS, M.D.
deceased; and at the Adjournment of the Court the Poll stood thus :
|For Dr. William Clement, ||360||Total 1443|
|For Ald. Benjamin Geale,||15||Total 1079|
|Majority for Dr.Clement,||364|
The free and independent Electors of the City of Dublin, who have been pleased to appear in Favour of Dr. CLEMENT
, are requested to accept his unfeigned Acknowledgements, and he begs that they may rest assured, that those Principles, which so honourably recommended him to their Protection, shall be the unceasing Motives of his future Conduct; and though Alderman Geale
has thought proper to decline the Poll, yet Dr. Clements
presumes to request the Appearance of those, who have not yet polled, this Morning, at Nine o'Clock, on the Hustings, in order to testify to the World, that an HONEST CAUSE must ever triumph, in the City of Dublin, over any DICTATORS whatsoever.
The several Corporations of Dublin are requested to attend at their respective Halls this Day, in order to proceed from thence to the Tholsel, to walk in the Procession to the Parliament House with their approved Representative Dr. Clement
.-- The Masters, Wardens and Council, to appear in their Regalia at Eleven o'Clock.
Last Sunday Denis Tracy, Esq.
M.D. of Mount-m lick in the Queen's County, a Gentleman of Eminence in his Profession, read his Recantation in the Parish Church of St.Audeon's, Dublin.
MARRIED]. A few Days ago, at Passage, ---- Phelps, Esq.
of his Majesty's Cutter, Goodwill, to Miss Gavan
of said Place. ---- Mr. Thomas Gorman
of Ormond-market, to Miss Hannah Hyland [?]
of Deeson-street.-- Luke Masterton
of Fines, Esq. to Miss Catherine Carty
DIED]. A few Days ago, in Francis-street, Mr. James Daly
An anonymous Hint, relative to the Difference in the Yard of the Exchange Coffee-house shall be complied with.
A.Z.'s Desire shall be executed, if we can procure the Means.
A Citizen on some Objection to Dr. Clement, not having come to Hand in Time, are now too late.
A Citizen to the Speaker is unfit for Publication
Ireland in our next
A Farmer and Julius Agricola as soon as we have room.
To the Gentlemen, Clergy, Freeman and Freeholders of the
City of Dublin.
THE Gratitude I feel for the high Honour I have received by the Support of so great a Number of free, independent and respectable Electors as appeared upon the late Election in my Favour, can be better conceived than expressed.
A Support thus founded upon the Principle of constitutional Freedom, must ever reflect the highest Honour upon those who have contributed to it, and has made an Impression upon my Mind not to be effaced by Time.
The firm Purpose of my Heart is to embrace every Opportunity of contributing (as far as the narrow limits of my Abilities may extend) to promote the real Welfare and Prosperity of this great City, and of every Individual of it without Distinction; and the more frequent such Opportunities may occur, the greater the Happiness will be of,
Your much obliged and faithful,
And devoted humble Servant,
Ormond-quay, Dec. 2, 1771.
This Day is published, by JAMES POTTS in Dame-street,
Illustrated with a Representation of the Lying-in Hospital, Dublin,
and a Head of Mr. LUCAS. [Price 6d. b.]
THE HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE;
For NOVEMBER 1771; CONTAINING,
An Account of the Lying-in-Hospital. A Criticism on the Beggar's Opera. Account of the Fairy Prince and Arthur's Round Table, as performed at Drury Lane and Covent garden Theatres. Curious Account of Spain. Story of a Turk who resided in London. On Dress. Extracts of a Journey to Mount Etna, and a Voyage to Hudson's Bay, by Order of the Royal Society in 1769. Various Anecdotes. Lord Mayor of Dublin's curious Proclaimation in 1689. Theatrical Chronicle. Proceeding of the Irish Parliament. The Unhappy Girl. The Rake. The injured Husband to General Scott. The Glynn of the Downs, by a Lady, &c. &c. &c.
Just published by JOHN EXSHAW with
1. The Portrait of the saving Steward. 2. Of Mrs. S----ms. 3. The Politician, or inquisitive Barber. 4. A Sonnet set to Music.
[Price a British Sixpence]
EXSHAW's GENTLEMAN's and LONDON MAGAZINE.
For NOVEMBER, 1771, CONTAINING,
The political History of Europe. The Tete-a-tete of the saving Steward and his Girl. The Adventures of Scotch Worthies. Lady Mary Sc--t and Capt. S--th--l--d. The Hermit of Warkworth concluded. History of the English Constitution from the Revolution to George II. Juniu's [?] Letters. A Barrister's Defence of Lord Mansfield. Particulars of the late Voyage round the World. A Collection of Letters reflecting much on the National Character of England, by M. Pompadour. Mons. Bougainville's Account of the manner of Baptism under the Line. A Description of the Mausoleum of the late M. Saxe, in which Great Britain is represented as prostrate at his Feet. State of publick Affairs in England. News foreign and domestic. With a Chronologer for Ireland.
Now ready for Sale,
Manufactured and sold by JOSEPH and BENJAMIN HOUGHTON, in Ash-street, near the Combe, Dublin; crimson, blue, scarlet, green and yellow.
Rich Silk Damasks. - Rich Nassau Damask..--Mohair or Belfamines,
with Silk and worsted Linings for the above Goods.
Morines, Paragons, Chinas, Kidderminsters, and other Articles for Furniture. They also make rich Silk Damasks for Ladies Wear, and other Silks for Garments, Furniture and Lining, which they engage to be equal to any imported, both in Beauty and Cheapness, and humbly hope for the Encouragement of the Nobility and Gentry, whose Commands they will punctually execute.
By the KING's PATENT.
Imported and sold in Dublin only by JAMES WILLIAMS
, Bookseller, at No.5, Skinner-row, sole Agent in Ireland to Dr. Lowther, in Bottles and Papers 6s. 6d. and 3s. 3d. each.
Dr. LOWTHER's NERVOUS POWDERS and DROPS.
THE Afflicted, with nervous Disorders, who have not yet tried Dr.Lowther's nervous Powders and Drops, are earnestly requested (for their own Sakes) to give them a fair Trial : they are safe and the Cure certain, and will, on every Trial, fully prove their great Superiority to all other Medicines yet published, or prescribed, in the Cure of Convulsions, Epilepsy, Hysterics, and Hypochondriac Affections; Lethargy, Numbness, Melancholy, Palsy, Lowness and Sinking of Spirits, Disorders of the Fair Sex, Obstructions, Flushings, Vapours, Wind, Indigestion, Nervous and Hectic Fevers, Colliquative Sweats, Tremblings, relaxed and emaciated Habits, disturbed Sleep, Catching, Staring [?], Cramp, Night-mare, Vertigo, Dizziness, Loss of Memory, Pain in the Head and Stomach, Mist or Dimness with the Appearance of Specks before the Eyes, Drowsiness, Dejection, and every Malady of the nervous System; and if taken occasionally during the New and Full of the Moon, are a sure Preservative against Apoplexies. Besides the numerous public Attestations, the Afflicted may be referred to great Numbers, whose Cases never appeared in Print; and who are happily cured by the regular Use of the above Medicines, after every other Method that could be devised for Relief here and in different Countries had failed.
To Dr. LOWTHER.
HAVING been afflicted with a nervous Disorder to a great Degree, for which I have had the Advice of several eminent Physicians without Success. I thought proper to apply to you for your Powders and Drops, which I took for eleven Weeks, and have now the Pleasure to inform you, that my present State of Health is better than it has been for several Years, which I attribute to the salutary Effects of your Medicines; and am, Sir,
With great Esteem, your humble Servant,
Middle-row, Holborn, July 12, 1770.
The above Medicines, by Royal Authority, are sold at the Doctor's House, the Golden-lamp, Hatton-garden, London, in Parcels of 6s. and 3s. British each; also at Mr. Williams's
, Bookseller, Skinner-row, Dublin, Dr.Lowther's Agent in Ireland.
At which place may be had Gratis, the Doctor's Exposition of the Virtues and Uses of the above Medicines, with an annexed List of remarkable Cases, attested by Persons of Honour and Probity, a sure C..de to the Afflicted in the numerous Disorders under the Appellation of Nervous.
CARPETS and CARPETING;
ENGLISH, IRISH and SCOTCH;
OF the very best Kinds, and greatest Variety, are sold on the most reasonable Terms by WILLIAM SMITH
, at the Tea-tub and China Warehouse in Parliament-street; likewise, English Down Blankets of the finest Wools and best Manufacture. He has just got in his fresh Teas from the India Sale, finest London and plain Greens, Souchongs and Bohea; and as he means to excel in that Line of Trade, he has been curious in the Choice of this Assortment. From the very Difficulty Trade labours under, for Want of punctual Payments, he humbly hopes to give unusual Satisfaction to Ready-money Customers, and those who buy to sell again. - A great Variety, as usual, of useful and ornamental China, some of the finest Table China ever for Sale in the Kingdom, Glass cut and plain, D.. of every Kind, Manchester Counterpanes, Tea Kitchens, Bread Baskets, elegant Landskip and japanned Tea Waiters, India ditto, and Dressing boxes, Cruit-stands mounted in Silver, Wood and Ivory.
N.B. In his commodious Vaults, opening to Crane-lane, he is well stored with Wines of every Denomination, in Wood and Bottles, Genuine Spirits, the best Shrub as heretofore, Black Currant and plain rect.. Whisky. He trusts to deserve a Continuance of his Friends and the Public Favour, by asking but one Price, and selling low. Real Drognada Usqu bauch [? ?].
THE HIBERNIAN ACADEMY, established by Noblemen and Gentlemen, associated for the Improvement of E...ation in IRELAND, is regulated and conducted, to answer all the Purposes necessary, to prepare the for the College, or Trade; to qualify them for Public Employment, Civil, Military, or Naval; or to Complete the Education of Gentlemen, who do not enter the UNIVERSITY.
For Literary Erudition, there are four Schools; an English, Classical, French, and Mathematic School.
In the first the ENGLISH Language is carefully taught; the Works of the most celebrated Authors read and explained, with the utmost Exactness, Grammatical and Critical; and the Genias exercised in Composition, Epistolary, Rhetorical, and Poetical --- In this School also are taught Writing, Arithmetic, and Book-keeping, with modern History and Geography
In the second School, are taught GREEK and LATIN Classicks, with History and Geography, Antiquity, and Mythology.
In the Third, the Scholars learn to read, translate, write and speak FRENCH.
In the Fourth, are taught Arithmetic and Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry; Surveying, Measuring, and Gauging; Gunnery, Fortification, and Navigation; Geography, Dialling, and the Use of the Globes : Every branch of MATHEMATIC Science, which may be useful in Business, or adorn the Man of Letters.
TUITION, in any One Literary School, a Guinea a Quarter; in Two or more, Two Guineas : In any but the English School, Writing is Half a Guinea a Quarter additional.
BOARDING, Five Guineas a Quarter, besides the Price of Tuition ; An entire Bed for One, a Guinea and a Quarter additional.
ENTRANCE FEE, at the Quarterly Rate.
DRAWING, MUSICK, FENCING, and DANCING, at the usual Prices of the City.
The WHOLE under the Care of the Rev. ANDREW BUCK, Head Master.
A Gentleman, in the 93d Year of his Age, who until of late Years, always lived most happily in the Esteem of his Friends and Neighbours, being a Man of most unblemished Reputation; but from accumulated Misfortunes, impossible to foresee, is now become involved in the most afflicting Distresses; among which, is not the least, that of a large helpless Family. For the Truth of which the Humane are referred to William Crookshank, Esq.
; Bride-street, and Mr. Deacon Standish
, Jeweller, in Chequer-lane.
Just imported at CARTER's GRATTON-STREET,
GLOSTER, Berkley Hundred, and Cheshire Cheese, of the very best Quality; Foreign and English China; cut, flower'd and plain Drinking Glasses; Variety of Cream colour'd Paris Ware; and almost every Article in course and fine Earthen-ware; Japann'd Tea Trays, and India Dressing Boxes, India and English Fans, Italian Leather and Paper Fan Mounts. They mend, mount, and alter Fans to the present Taste.
, (Son of Laurence Foy
, Boatman,) Apprentice to William Carter
, Fanmaker, eloped about the Middle of September last. Any one who harbours or employs the said Foy after this Notice, will be punished as the Law directs.
ON SUNDAY Morning the 15th of December 1771,
A CHARITY SERMON
will be preached in Swift's-alley Meeting-house, and a Collection made for the Support of ten Orphans, or otherwise distressed Female Children, who are lodged, clothed, and maintained in the House, and employed in useful Industry, under the Care of a proper Mistress.
As the Design of this charitable Institution is to provide for young and helpless Females, to keep them from Poverty and the Snares of Vice; and by a virtuous, sober, and industrious Education, make them useful Members of Society; it is not doubted but it will be encouraged by the generous and benevolent Public, who are always ready to countenance such humane and useful Institutions.
TO be Let, together or in Parcels, from the 1st Day of May next, for such Term of Years or Lives as shall be agreed on, 148 Acres of the Lands of Tinode, in the County of Wicklow, (commonly called Browes Farm and the Strife-Lands) within nine Miles of the city of Dublin, and three of Blessington. There is great Convenience of good Turf, plenty of Lime-stone Gravel and Water on said Lands, being meared by the River Liffey, and there is also a small Rivulet that runs through said Lands. Proposals will be received by Thomas Greene, Esq
at Lodge, near Baltinglass, or at his House in Dublin. Dated this 29th of October, 1771.
N.B. The Tenant will be declared on the 25th of March next. Mr. James Murphy at Brittas will shew the Lands.
ON Monday the 4th of February, 1772, LEONARD KEATING
will begin a Course of Chirurgical Operations; each Lecture will commence by an Anatomical Description of the Parts concerned in operating. During the Winter, he will give Instructions in Anatomy, making Preparations, &c. on reasonable Terms. Application to be made to him in Caple-street, or at St.Nicholas's hospital.
The PAPER and STATIONARY BUSINESS,
FORMERLY carried on by Mr. John M'Mahon
, in Parliament-street, for the Convenience of Room, &c. is now moved to the South Corner of Abbey-street in Capel-street, and carried on by
and CHARLES BROWN
Where all Sorts of Writing, Printing and Lapping Papers, plain and gilt Letter Paper, Message Cards, Account Books, and Stationary Ware, in great Variety, the very best in their Kind, are to be had by Wholesale and Retail. Those who buy to sell again will find their Advantage in dealing at said Place. Likewise, a Collection of the newest Books, Plays and Pamphlets, as they are published in London and Dublin, with a Variety of School and other Books. Said Burnet
humbly hope for the Countenance of their Friends and the Public in general, as they are resolved to take every Method to deserve their Esteem. - N.B. Ready Money for old Rags.
Imported from London, and sold in Dublin only by
JAMES WILLIAMS, Bookseller, at No.5, in Skinner-row,
MAREDANT'S ANTISCORBUTIC DROPS,
To Mr. JAMES WILLIAMS, Bookseller, Skinner-Row, Dublin,
Mr. NORTON'S Agent in Ireland.
IF Mankind in general were ready to communicate to the Public the Benefit they receive from Remedies, by which they have got Relief, may Persons labouring under dreadful Complaints, might be relived at a small Expence.
MY Wishes for the general Good of Mankind, as well as my Gratitude for the Benefits I have received, has induced me to send you my Case; which you would do well to make public.
About twenty-five Years ago, I was afflicted with a most violent Scurvy in my Arms, which afterwards broke out in my Face in large Ulcers and Blotches, spreading so fast as to affect even my Eyes, accompanied with a lost Appetite, and Pains in my Back and Breast; during said Term of twenty-five Years I applied to several eminent Physicians, and tried various Medicines prescribed by them, to little or no Effect, which is well known to most of the Inhabitants of the City of Kilkenny, where I have resided upwards of thirty Years past. At length, on seeing Maredant's Drops advertised by your Correspondent Edmond Finn
, Printer, in Kilkenny, for being a powerful Medicine for Disorders such as mine. I was advised to try them, and accordingly bought four Bottles, which I have taken, and have now the Pleasure to acquaint you that my Appetite is quite restored, the Scruff and Pimples have gradually left my Face, and all Parts of my Body, and I now thank God find myself cured, and my skin as clear as ever it was.
Kilkenny, June 25, 1771.
WE certify the above Case to be a Fact.
ANTHONY BLUNT, Mayor.
Kilkenny, June 25, 1771.
Any person, still doubtful of the Efficacy of this Medicine, may (by applying to Mr. Norton
, Surgeon, the West Side of Golden-square, near Piccadilly, London, the only Author and Proprietor.
And at the Shop of JAMES WILLIAMS
, Mr. Norton's
Agent in Ireland, Bookseller, at No.5, Skinner row, Dublin.
Where these Drops are sold in Bottles of 6s British each) be fully convinced of their good Effects, by being referred to many People of Credit, who have been cured of the Leprosy, Scurvy, Ulcers, the Evil, Fistula, Piles, long continued Inflammations of the Eyes, and every other Disorder arising from a Foulness of the Blood.
They may be taken in any Season without the least inconvenience or Hindrance from Business.- They also perfect Digestion, and amazingly create an Appetite.
 None are genuine but are signed by JOHN NORTON, in his own Hand writing.
N.B. These Drops are in square Bottles, with the following Inscription on them, viz. "John Norton, only Proprietor and Author of Maredant's Drops."
At Mr. WILLIAMS'S may be seen the Cases of the following Persons, and many others, cured by Maredant's Drops.
Joseph Feyrac, Esq. lately Lieutenant Colonel in the 18th Regiment of Foot.
Lewellin Nash, Esq.; late Lieutenant in the 14th Regiment of Dragoons.
Mr. Stoddard, Brewer; Mr. Thomas Forrest, Attorney; the extraordinary Cure of Mr. Atwood at Bath; and of John Good, late Surgeon of his Majesty's Sloop Ferrit.
And the above extraordinary Cure of Mr. T. Hewitt of Kilkenny.
These Drops are sold also by T. White
in Cork; E. Finn
, in Kilkenny; Mess. Ramsay
, Waterford; Mrs. Long
in Limerick; Mr. Stevenson
in Newry; and Mr. Hay
, in Belfast.
To the CHARITABLE and HUMANE.
AN unhappy Debtor now confined in the Four-Court Marshalsea, whose Case is peculiar, and who formerly lived in Affluence and Considerable Credit in the Mercantile Way, is now reduced to the most deplorable Circumstances that human Nature can bear, being perfectly blind, and oppressed with a Complication of other Disorders, totally disabled from assisting himself and a sickly Wife. He now implores the Benevolence of the charitable and opulent Publick.- Benefactions will be received by the Printer hereof.
THRALE's LONDON PORTER.
NEAT as imported, of the best QUALITY and FLAVOUR; to be had at the Stores of Mr. JOHN GRANT, in JERVAIS-STREET; where from the large Stock he is at all Times possessed of, (from 500 to 1000 Hogsheads, &c. &c.) the Public may be constantly supplied with any Quantity, on the following Terms, for
|A Butt, ||5||0||0||Cask included||5||10||0|
|A Hogshead ||2||10||0||Ditto||2||15||0|
|A Barrel, ||1||16||0||Ditto||2||0||0|
He is also generally supplied with LONDON BEER of superior Strength and Quality, little known here, called
|London BROWN Stout, at||3||8||3||per Hogshead|
|And London PALE Stout of a bright Amber Colour, superior to any Pale Beer or Ale imported||}||at £2. 8s. per Barrel, Cask included.|
N.B. HIS Casks are all made in London to contain 42 WINCHESTER Gallons per Barrel, and the larger Casks in Proportion.
For the farther Accommodation of the Publick, Mr. WILLIAM HALLIGAN in ESSEX-STREET, will receive Orders.
LINCOLN, SON, and KEOGH,
BEING returned from London, have this Day landed the greatest Assortment of Winter Silks and Velvets, for Ladies and Gentlemen's Wear, and hope for the Honour of their Commands.
They have also a superior Kind of Irish Silks, Damasks, &c.
Custom-house, Dublin, 31st October, 1771.
THE Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue think proper to inform the Publick, that Darby Lawler
, of Rathgeeran in the County of Carlow, Andrew Clear
of Stackley in the County of Kilkenny, Farmer, and Thomas Whelas
of Mooneen in the same County, Farmer, were convicted of producing false Certificates to, and swearing false Affadavits before Henry Smyth
, Deputy Paymaster of the Corn Premiums, in order fraudulently to obtain a Premium for the Land-carriage of Corn, for which Offence they have been sentenced to stand in the Pillory two Market Days, and to be transported for seven Years. Also, that Richard Murphy
of Anamult, in the County of Kilkenny, Farmer, and Darby Byrne
of Kilbrican, in the same County, Farmer, were indicted at the Commission for the like Offences, but having got out upon Bail, did not appear to abide their Trials, but suffered their Recognizances and Bails to be forfeited, on which account Process of Outlawry is ordered to be carried on against them.
The Commissioners further think proper to give Notice, that they will never fail to prosecute to the utmost, any Person who shall be detected in the Commission of such Frauds.
By Order of the Commissioners,
TO BE SOLD.
THE Interest of the Lease of Mr. Dudley Byrne's
House, joining Stillorgan, not four Miles from Dublin, and about 22 Acres of right good Land; fine Command of Water; though highly yet beautifully situated, within one Mile of the Sea, and in full View of it; a good Fish-pond, Garden and Shrubbery; all in compleat Order. For other Particulars, apply to Mr. Byrne
on the Premisses; or to Mr. Francis Perry
, in Hoey's-court, who will treat for the same.
JAMES KING, MERCER.
at the COCK in DAME-STREET,
ACQUAINTS the Nobility, Gentry, his Customers, and the Public, that he has now got in his entire Stock of new and elegant Silks for this Winter, viz. Gold and Silver Silks, flowered Silks, some painted Silks, Damasks, Tissues, corded Silks, and a Kind of figured Silks for Negligees, different in Fancy and much superior in Fashion to any he before imported; Velvets, Gold and Silver Vests for Gentlemen's Wear. His Customers may be also assured of meeting some Silks of Irish Manufacture, far exceeding in Pattern and Workmanship those heretofore made, all which fashionable Silks, English and Irish, he is determined to sell as usual, at the lowest Prices, especially to those Ladies, who choose to deal with him for ready Money. --- N.B. For the greater Convenience of his Customers, he has a Communication from the Sign of the Cock in Eustace-street with his Shop in Dame-street, where Coaches can stand without any Interruption.
TO the NOBILITY and LANDED PROPRIETORS of IRELAND, and to every Person concerned in the buying, selling, or valuing of LANDS: particularly, to Clergymen, Barristers, Agents, Attornies, Notaries, Stewards, and also, to the Farmer, who has Occasion to parcel out small Quantities in Corn, Acres, &c. &c.
This Day is published, [Price 5s. 5d. bound]
Dedicated to his Grace the DUKE of LEINSTER,
Calculated for the easy valuing of Estates, &c. &c. &c.
By BERNARD SCALE, Land Surveyor and Valuer of Estates.
Sold by the Author, at his House in Lower Abbey-street, G. Faulkner
, T. Ewing
, W. Wilson
, W. Smith
, D. Hay
, W. Sleator [?]
, J. Potts
, S. Powell
, J. Vallance
, Caleb Jenkins
, in Dublin; by T. Caddel
, in the Strand, London; and by all the Booksellers in England and Ireland.
N.B. An Apprentice is wanted, apply to Mr. Scale.
Dr. RYAN's PECTORAL ESSENCE of COLT's-FOOT.
A NEW DISCOVERED MEDICINE.
AN infallible Cure for all Colds, Coughs, Asthmas, Consumptions, Horseness, Sore Throats, Wheezings, difficult Breathings, Hectic Fevers, Night Sweats, Spitting of Blood, Ulcers in the Lungs, the most violent Hooping Coughs, Consumption of the longest Standing (if the Lungs are not quite destroyed) Constitutions broken by Intemperance are soon restored to Health and Vigour, restoring all inward Wastings, Weakness, and Decays; promoting Digestion, recovering lost Appetite, &c.
The Success of this Medicine, in producing so many noble Effects has been proved, and can be attested by great Numbers of People of both Sexes (some of which are of the first Familes in the Kingdom) of giving speedy Relief, even to a Degree that surprises the Patient, whilst it is no more than the natural and necessary Operation of a few valuable Simples happily combined. This noble Restorative Medicine is faithfully prepared and sold only by R.RYAN
, Surgeon and Man-midwife, in Cope-street, near the Rere of the Post-office and Fownes's-street, Price 3s. 3d the Bottle. And to prevent Imposition, each Bottle is sealed with his Coat of Arms, and the Directions given with each Bottle as signed R. RYAN
, in his own Hand Writing.