Monday, May 19th, 1788.
Some Selected Reports from the Salisbury & Winchester Journal
Arrived the Mails from HOLLAND and FLANDERS.
LEGHORN, April 23.
WE learn by an express from Petersburgh, that the Russian fleet under the command of Admiral Greig
, and destined for the Mediterranean station, will be composed of the following list, viz. 26 ships of the line, that is, three of 100 guns, six of 90, four of 80, eleven of 74, and two of 64, thirteen frigates from 36 to 40 guns, and 248 transports, forming upon the whole a fleet of 287 sail. The number of the crews, comprehending officers, amounts to 15,000. Troops, infantry as well as cavalry, are embarked to the number of 28,800 men. These are divided into 20 battalions, viz. seven battalions of fuzileers, two of grenadiers, two of chasseurs, two of artillery, one of cossacks, and six of marines. So that the whole number embarked on board this fleet amounts to 43,800 men.
4. By a balance made of the trade between France and England it appears, that the importation of English merchandize into France exceeds that of France exported to Great Britain in value 6,000,000 livres monthly, which makes an annual outgoing from this kingdom of 72,000,000 livres, besides the further disadvantage of seeing our manufactures decline, and our working people either emigrate or starve.
LONDON, TUESDAY, May 12.
, on Saturday morning, presented the two papers moved for by Mr. Burgess
, respecting the expence already incurred by carrying on the prosecution against Warren Hastings, Esq.
and which, in a short compass, is as follows:
|Expence of erecting the Court||3044||11||7||
|Furnishing the same||714||3||6.5||
|Monies advanced to the Solicitors for the prosecution ||4300||0||0||
Friday Lord Petre
, Sir Henry Englefield
, and Mr. Farmer
, deputed by and on behalf of the body of the Roman Chatholics of this kingdom, had an interview with Mr. Pitt
concerning some further relaxation in the penal laws at present in force against those people.
answer, we hear, went no further than a promise to take the subject into consideration.
Friday the committee from the cotton manufacturers had an interview with the committee of the Privy Council, on the subject of their application for protection to their trade against the East-India Monopoly. They complain that their manufacture, which employs an immense body of people, comprehends a large capital, and composes so great a part of the exports of this country, cannot stand in competition with the monopoly of the India company-- which, through the unwise favour of government, extends to every branch of the cotton trade. They desire only to divide the business, leaving to the Company to make their option.
, late secretary to the Irish Viceroy, has a pension of £1700. per annum granted him on the Irish establishment.
Sunday night the Purser of the General Elliot, Captain Drummond
, carne to the East-India House with the agreeable intelligence of the safe arrival of the above ship from Bombay, off Weymouth on Saturday last. She left Bombay the 10th of January last.
The General Elliot sailed from the Downs on her outward-bound voyage, the 1st of April, 1787, so that she has been but little more than thirteen months on her voyage out and home.
Andrew Ramsay, Esq.
was left In charge of the Government of Bombay, when the General Elliot sailed from thence.
The East-India market lately was so overstocked by the goods sent from this country, that news was received by the Ravensworth, that these goods were sold 15 per cent. cheaper than they were bought in this country; and of course, the loss to the Captains of ships was proportionable.
The temporary suspension of workmen in consequence of. the late failures, who were hitherto employed in London, Manchester, Liverpool, &c. are calculated, in point of number, to amount to eighteen thousand
, which is the most melancholy part of the present calamities, as they could in no sense be instrumental to their own misfortunes.
In the course of the above business we are sorry to hear that the old mistaken, and indeed dishonest, mode of calling upon intimate friends for money to stop temporary embarrassments, when ruin is inevitable, has been practised; in one instance, to the amount of fourteen thousand pounds
, nearly the all of a long and laborious life of regularity, integrity, and economy.
Ruinous as the recent failures will be in their immediate operation, it may be justly said that they were absolutely necessary, to restore trade to its proper channel; for it is an absolute fact, that the houses whose ruin is so tremendous, had monopolized nearly the whole of the linen and cotton trades, both domestic and foreign. The proprietors had established shops and warehouses, not only in every part of London and the principal towns in England, but also in America and the West-Indies; where good's, paid for in ready money, were sold at any price that could be obtained: it being a fixed principle, never to turn away money. The persons placed in these shops and warehouses, were almost without exception such as having no property to lose, readily concurred in adopting. every ruinous scheme which their employers proposed. Bills. were drawn or accepted by them to whatever amount was required; and many of them went so far as to put their names to blank stamps, which were filled up by the parties in London, who drew bills for hundreds or thousands as best suited their wants or convenience.
Among the elegant improvements in our language introduced in a certain great Assembly, we at length recognize a very pithy expression, "D--n me, if I do" - This, on Friday last, set off from Billingsgate, and landed safe in Palace-yard.
Traits of the Times
.- No bankruptcy worth notice under £100,000.- No concert worth hearing without a band of 300 performers - and no speech to be esteemed that does not take up five hours at least.
The sporting intelligence still goes on in Yorkshire. The greyhounds - not only of Colonel Thornton
, but of Mr. Dally
, Mr. Dodsworth
, Mr. Dixon
, and Mr. Miller
, were distinguished. The hawks, the hunters, and the fox-hounds, all were in as fine a stile of training, as ever was boasted, even in Yorkshire.
A brace of Italian grey hounds and icelanderkins (hawks) were tried.
A hare stole off, too far for any chance of coursing - the hawks were flown - and a most noble contest ensued, between the dogs and hawks.
The dogs soon took to a fresh hare, - the hawks stuck to the former, which making up a steep hill, the hawks struck her down, but recovering, they gave her a second stroke, and she tumbled dead down the mountain's side. Both hawks seized, and flew away with her to some distance in their talons.
There was also a first-rate course, between Rainham, a Norfolk dog, a present to Colonel Thornton
from the Marquis Townshend
, and a Wiltshire bitch: - After a course of four miles, the dog won.- And thus finished his last match ;- never having been beat; and having won, in different matches, above 100 guineas.
Sunday morning, between one and two o'clock, a fire broke out in Bull-Inn-Court, Maiden-lane, Covent-garden, which raged with such fury, notwithstanding the exertions of the firemen, that it destroyed twelve houses in the court, and three in Maiden-lane, and greatly damaged several more.
Yesterday was tried at the Old Bailey Joseph Slack
, for feloniously publishing as true a certain order for payment of £50. purporting to be drawn by Foster Bower
, on Messrs. Goslings
, bankers, in London, payable to John Lane, Esq.
or bearer, the principal sum of £15. having been feloniously altered from £15. with intent to defraud the said Messrs. Goslings
of the sum of £35. knowing the same to be so falsely altered; and after a trial of nine hours, and the jury withdrawing about an hour, was acquitted.
BANKRUPTS. James Mitchell, of Tower-hill, silversmith.- Edward Latter, of Prince's-street, Red Lion-square, carpenter.
VIENNA, April 22.
THE Emperor has given very positive directions relative to the treatment of such of the enemy as may happen to be made prisoners during the war. Those who are really Turks are to be allowed an additional daily stipend of four kreutzers and bread; those who are Turkish subjects, but of the profession of any Christian sect, are to be kept to hard labour; those who are subjects of any Christian Power, and who shall be taken in the Turkish service, are to be condemned to draw vessels along the rivers all their lives; and finally any Austrian subjects who shall be taken serving in the Turkish armies shall forfeit their lives immediately.
LONDON, THURSDAY, May 15.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
14. Sir Richard Sutton
moved for various papers relative to the subsequent charges against Sir Elijah Impey
The House, in a Committee on the Freeholders registering bill, went through it; the report was immediately received, the bill ordered to be printed, and the report to be taken into consideration on Monday next.
In a Committee, went through the Stocking Frameworkers bill.
Sir James Johnstone
apologized to the House for having come into it in an improper situation on Friday, and to a noble Lord for any thing improper he might have said on that occasion.
The Parliament of Paris may be said to be annihilated, as its functions are abridged, and some of them transferred to a Court which had, many ages since, fallen into disuse, but is now revived and re-established.
At his Bed of Justice, held at Versailles the 8th inst. the King published an edict founded on this principle - "That in a great kingdom there should be only one King, one system of laws, and one Court for registering and enrolling the laws which extend to the kingdom at large." By this edict, then, the right of registering or enrolling the edicts presented in the King's name, for the general government of the kingdom at large, is for ever taken from the provincial Parliaments, and veiled in a Court (which is now restored) formerly known by the name of La Cour Pleniere
, or the Plenary or Supreme Court.
The new edict fixes and ascertains the boundaries of jurisdiction assigned by the King to the Cour Pleniere
, and to the Provincial Parliaments. From the former alone can remonstrances in future be made to the King, relative to the registering and enrolling of edict's; but the latter may address remonstrances on this subject to this Supreme Court, who are to judge and determine whether or not they shall be carried up to the Throne. Bur with respect to edicts affecting only parts, and not the whole of the kingdom, the Provincial Parliament, to whose department such edicts shall refer, may carry their remonstrances directly, and not circuitously, to the King.
The Members of the Parliament have individually protested against taking a seat in the Cour Peniere
, and several Peers have written to his Majesty that they have come to the same resolution.
On Saturday a partner in one of the linen warehouses which lately stopped payment was committed to Newgate, on a charge of forgeries to a very considerable amount. He was apprehended at Falmouth, on his way (as is supposed) to America, to which large consignments of goods had been sent before him.
It is a fact that the value of the cotton manufacture of England has been trebled in the course of the last 20 years. In the year 1768, the value was about £600,000. In 1778 it had rose to £1,000,000. In 1787 it was rated at £1,800,000.
The preference of English wool to Spanish wool, according to the following correct comparison, on the power of its extension :
Spanish - A pound weight was drawn into 50 skains, of two yards each.
English - A pound also, drawn to 448 skains, of two yards each, and 60 bouts-making 143,360 yards !
Yesterday the Union, Urquhart
, from Tortola, entered inward at the Custom-house. She is the first ship of the fleet from the West-Indies, laden with new sugars, which has arrived in port.-The sugars she has imported are of an extraordinary good quality; and the accounts which she brings of the general goodness of the crop produced on that island, is highly satisfactory to those who are interested in the event. Capt. Urquhart
fell in, during the course of his voyage, with a number of ships from other islands, all of which were fully laden, and may be daily expected to arrive.
Two men, in the course of Iast summer, paid Mr.-----, at the Bell Savage, not less than £170. for the carriage of water-cresses from Andover to London.
Arrived the Mails from FRANCE.
COPENHAGEN, April 15.
ON the 5th inst 36 ships entered the Sound, amongst which were the cutters, under Lieut. Egede
, which had been on the discovery of Ancient Greenland; and on the sixth and seventh 132 ships also arrived here.
14. Six hundred men are set at work to repair the fortifications of Wezel.
16. We learn from Munich, that the Elector has approved the plan proposed to him for augmenting his troops. This augmentation will be six thousand men.
3. Captain Paul Jones
went on board of a Dutch merchantman at Elsineur, which was appointed to conduct him to Petersburgh. It is now certain, that he enters· the service of the Court of Russia. He has been in treaty to this effect with the Russian Minister at our Court, and has obtained very advantageous terms.
11. The Deputies of the province of Holland, having proposed in the Assembly of the States to send immediately a Resident to the United States of America, and to recall M. Van Berkel
, who is now there in quality of Minister Plenipotentiary, the Deputies of the other provinces gave their consent, and in consequence of that, letters of recall were ordered to be sent to the said Plenipotentiary.
Yesterday his Excellency Sir James Harris
gave a grand dinner, which was honoured by the presence of their Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Orange.
LONDON, SATURDAY EVENING, May 17.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
THURSDAY, May 15. Mr. Gamon
moved for leave to bring in a bill for limiting the number of outside passengers on stage-coaches and other carriages. Granted
having brought up the report of the Wool Bill - ordered to be taken into consideration tomorrow.
The Poor Removal Bill was read a second time and committed.
Leave given to bring in a Bill to enforce the performance of quarantine.
The House then resolved itself into a Committee on the charges against Sir Elijah Impey
read a string of motions for papers relative to the Patna cause.
The Committee was adjourned to Friday se'nnight, and witnesses were ordered to attend on that day.
intimated, that the examination of witnesses would not take up more than one day, and that the debate on the second charge might take place on Monday se'nnight.
16. Mr. Sheridan
moved for several accounts of the quantity of tea imported, and sold at the East-India Company's sales, from the commencement of the Commutation Act.
The Wool Bill was reported, several additional clauses added, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday.
, after stating the grievances existing in the province of Quebec, since the passing the present code for the settlement of the Loyalists, moved that it is necessary to institute an enquiry into the present state of Canada.
urged the expediency of postponing the business till another session, in order to get possession of such circumstances as would enable the House to come to some final determination on the subject. He therefore moved the previous question, which was carried, Ayes 104, Noes 39.
The House of Commons are expected to rise the second week in June.
Thursday morning there was a convention of an the Foreign Ministers at Lord Carmarthen's Office, Whitehall; when the ultimate resolution of the British Court was made known, relative to the war subsisting between the Empress, Emperor, and the Porte; which was, that his Britannic Majesty would be happy, in every means in his power, to accommodate the difference; but that he would not allow any aid whatever to be given in his ports, to any shipping belonging to the belligerent powers or in any other way.
The French Government has at no period been in a more convulsed state than at the present moment. The dispatch of public business has been for some days totally interrupted, the causes which came before the Provincial Parliaments are stopped, from their refusal to confine themselves to the will of the King, and the Minister has transacted no official business last week.
By a letter from Hambro', dated the 2d of May, we learn. that the King of Sweden has given orders for immediately equipping ten sail of the line, and a number of frigates and small vessels, the whole amounting to 22 sail, which are to put to sea from Carlscrone by the beginning of June: they are to take on board a body of 8000 troops, and provisions for several months - their destination is yet a secret, but not supposed to be against the Turks, with whom they have been in amity a number of years.
The Mufti has been deposed at Constantinople.
This step, it is thought, is owing to his strenuous reprehension of the war to the Sultan and the Great Officers of State.
The Grand Vizier is in the neighbourhood of Sophia, with an army of 150,000 men.
On the 24th of last month his Imperial Majesty took Klerisk, a frontier place, opposite the Turkish fortress of Sabatch.
The price of insurance at Lloyd's yesterday, rose, in consequence of the hostile intentions of the Emperor of Morocco. In all probability, the price will rise much higher in the course of a few days.
The Dey of Algiers is preparing seven of his stoutest vessels, manned with persons of approved valorous reputation, for the purpose of supporting the Ottoman interests in the Mediterranean. The command is to be given to a Renegado Englishman of the name of Sidi Madallah
, the best and bravest officer in the Algerine service.
The annual festival of Music, selected from Handel, was held last night at the Pantheon. We cannot enter into a minute detail of the concert, but must content ourselves with saying, that the neatness and accuracy, as well as grandeur and effect of the whole, were admirable. In the Abbey we had more volume and a greater torrent of sound, but we had it not in the same perfection of harmony, nor with the same round and uniform body of tone.
The mails from America, which arrived on Thursday, have brought some capital remittances from those places, which will be a very comfortable relief to two houses.
When the news of the late failures came down to Manchester, there were actually upwards of £52,000. in circulation on paper, of bills of £5. each, amongst the trading people of the neighbourhood.
The late failures extend into a thousand ramifications :- A house at Glasgow is so unfortunate as to hold bills of a bankrupt house here to the amount of £30,000. Nor is the business likely to stop here, as the reports of the city are, that fresh failures are expected every day.
Monday last a meeting of the principal manufacturers in and near Manchester, was held at the Bull's Head Tavern, in that town, when they laudably resolved to guarantee the payment of bills drawn by Messrs. Livesey
, and Hale
, upon Messrs. Gibson
, to be discounted by the Bank of England to a certain amount, for the purpose of supporting the Credit of the said house of Messrs. Livesey, Hargreave, and Co.
Letters were received yesterday in town, stating that three capital houses in Birmingham had stopped payment.
The beautiful gardens at Vauxhall were opened on Thursday night for the season.
Although the ships which were at our West India Islands in March and April were, in point of number and tonnage, as great as ever remembered, it is generally believed, that they will be found insufficient to transport the immense produce of the late season to Europe; which is in all the islands greater than has been experienced by the planters for more than 20 years.
It is said, the expences already incurred by erecting the building at Somerset House, amount to £316,207. 4s 3d.
17. Arrived the King's Fisher sloop of war with dispatches from Gibraltar.
Arrived the Narcissus frigate from the Westward, and since sailed on a cruize.
Sailed the Myrmidon frigate, Capt. Rawe
, with dispatches for Gibraltar; and the Scout sloop of war on a cruize.
Passed by the Ann, Tolson
, from Charlestown, for Ostend.
The Magnificent, Edgar, and Colossus, are ordered to compleat their stores for three months, and to go out of harbour as soon as possible, Their destination is supposed to be to Gibraltar, to convey, or to carry provisions to the garrison, as the Emperor of Morocco has refused them any supplies.
17. Last Tuesday a fire broke out in the stable yard of the Angel Inn, at this place, which had like to have been of a very serious consequence, but by timely assistance being given, it was prevented from spreading, and it fortunately did no great injury.
On Wednesday morning a dreadful fire broke out in a barn lately belonging to Mr. John Bundock
, a bankrupt, at Longfleet, about two miles from this town, which in a most surprising manner almost instantly communicated to the dwelling-house, and other buildings adjoining, and burnt with so much fury, that in a few hours the whole was consumed, together with three or four stacks of hay and corn. There is very great reason to suspect it was maliciously set on fire; if so, it is most sincerely to be wished the perpetrators of so villainous a deed will be discovered, and brought to condign punishment.
15. His Majesty's sloop Orestes, Manly Dixon, Esq.
commander, arrived yesterday from a cruize, and brought in two schooner-rigged boats, laden with spirits and tobacco, which she seized off Portland. The above makes the fifth seizure that cruizer has made since January last.
Arrived here, Mr. G. Wright
and family, Col. Mrs. and Miss Mitchel
, Capt. and Mrs. Bingham
, Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Salter
, Mr. and Mrs. Horn
, Rev. Mr. Isaac
, Capt. and Mrs. Saumarez
, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers
, Lady Susan and Mr. Obrian
and family, and Capt. Taylor
16. Arrived: St. Michael & Mary, Welsh
, from Dungarvon; Ceres, Judas
, from Guernsey; Elizabeth, Masey
, from Bristol; Ironsides, Sincock
, from Neath; Dryades, Lewis
, and Brother, Murphy
, from Chepstow; Martha, Wolf
, from Liverpoole; Elizabeth, Bond
, from Padstow; Bolton, Denn
, from Waterford; London, Johnson
, and Venus, North
, from London; Hope, James
, from Chatham; Endeavour, Trawsdale
, from Newcastle; Providence, Hart
; Ann and Jane, Burrell
; Unity, Smelt
; John and Mary, Womphrey
; Betsey, Paling
; Fame, Curtis
; and Milbank, Lipton
, from Sunderland; Eagle, Marchant
, from Lisbon; America, Allen
, from Bremen; Smyrna, Seward
, from Smyrna; Wilks, Gray
, from Marseilles; and Edward, Cheeseman
, from Trepany.
Sailed: Ceres, Clark
, for Chepstow; Union, Brown
, and Industry, Burrel
, for Sunderland; Alexander and Jane, Catle [?]
, for Newcastle; and Nancy, Footner
, for London.
16. Arrived: Elizabeth, Bond
, from Padstow; Friend's Delight, Gard
, from Dartmouth; Montague, Brehaut
, and Three Brothers, Clark
, from Guernsey; Gibraltar, Sarmon
, from Malaga; Betsey, Treglohan
, from Falmouth; Cambria, Williams
, from Chester; Endeavour, Loader
, and Mary, Belloncle
, from Weymouth; and Hound cutter from a cruize.
Sailed: Providence, Garson
, for North Yarmouth; Jane, Watson
, for Middleburgh; Charleston, M 'Kellar
, for Bremen; Gibraltar, Sarmon
, for Ostend; Betsey, Treglohan
, for Hamburgh; Lively, Batten
, for Grenada; Cambria, Williams
, for London; and Hound cutter on a cruize.
WINCHESTER, MAY 17.
On Tuesday last one Benjamin Colebrook
was convicted by a magistrate of this county, for having neglected to appear at a subdivision militia meeting, to be sworn and inrolled as a substitute for Robert Barter
, of Bishop's Waltham, after having engaged so to do, and receiving 4s. 6d. in part of five guineas bounty. The prisoner was adjudged to pay the penalty of 20s. besides returning the money he had received to Barter
, which he neglecting immediately to pay down, was committed to the new bridewell for 14 days, according to the late militia law. It appeared that Colebrook
was actually sworn and enrolled as a substitute for one John Masters
of the Soke, near this city, at the time he was engaged with Barter
Last week Charles Smith
and Simon Dore
, two convicts, were taken from the new bridewell in this city, to Portsmouth, where they were put on board a transport ship, in order to be conveyed to Botany Bay. They were notorious offenders.
SALISBURY, MAY 19.
On Sunday the 11 inst Lord and Lady Southampton arrived here from London; and the next day his Lordship reviewed his regiment of dragoons (the 3d) on the plain near this city, who made a fine appearance, and performed the various manoeuvres with great adroitness.- After the review, his Lordship gave an elegant entertainment at the Fountain Tavern to the Corps of Officers and their Ladies; and in the evening a genteel supper at the Antelope Inn to the same company. The next day Lord and Lady Southampton set out on their return to London.
, of Dorchester, was elected an associate of the London medical society, at the late meeting held in Bolt-court, Fleet-street.
On Saturday the 10th inst. was married at Wily, by the Rev. Dr. Eyre
, William Smith, Esq.
to Miss Hannah Bown
, an agreeable young lady, of that place.
Sunday the 11th inst. was married at Warminster, Mr. Nathaniel Davies
, of Lothbury, London, attorney at law, to Miss Elizabeth Wilton
, of Warminster.
The Lady of the Rev. Henry Hetley
, rector of Wilton, was safely delivered of a son, on Sunday evening the 11th inst.
On Sunday morning, the 11th instant, died, Mrs. Compton
, wife of Mr. William Compton
, apothecary, of this city.
On Monday last, at the Theatre, Plymouth-Dock, was performed the comedy of He wou'd be a Soldier
, and the Critic
, by command of his Royal Highness Prince William Henry, for the benefit of Mr. Fullam
. The house was much crouded, particularly the boxes, which displayed a brilliant assemblage of beauties.
The shew of cattle at Exeter fair on Monday last was greater than has been known for many years, and the lean cattle went off exceeding well, upwards of 1400 having been sold.- A fellow was taken up in the fair, and committed, for bullock-stealing.
On the PETITIONS for the ABOLITION of theSLAVE TRADE.
Tune - Religion's a Politic Law.
IT must be allow'd there are slaves,
On every valuable soil,
Who till they are laid in their graves,
Have but little respite from toil;
But now ABOLITION'S the sound,
The sound which to gladness gives birth,
And think how the dance will go round,
When SLAVERY'S banish'd the earth.
The Negro 'gainst Negro who fights,
If conquer'd is barter'd for gain;
And tell me - pray would not the Whites
Much rather be sold than be slain ?
Of barbarous usage, whate'er
May be the complaints in the WEST,
From horrid transactions 'tis clear
There wants a reform in the EAST !
That "Britons shall never be slaves,"
In Britain is frequently sung,
And many times heard on the waves,
When FIRST RATES are rolling along;
But what greater slaves can there be
Than those hardy lads of the main,
Who when just return'd from the sea,
Are dragg'd into service again.
Petitions, with plausible airs,
Are frequently handed about;
And oft upon trivial affairs,
JOHN BULL makes a terrible rout;
At random the populace run,
To thought giving little digestion;
Humanity beats up the drum,
And Commerce is out of the question.
In Europe this much may be said,
So great a temptation has gold,
For slaughter at so much per head,
Have Germans by thousands been sold !
Too oft their ambition to shew,
Crown heads set their minions to work,
And Joseph the Emperor's view,
A slave is to make of the Turk.
But so it to numbers appears,
If Commerce we aim to retain,
Britannia but very few years,
The Empress will be of the main;
To lessen let's make it our care,
The burthens upon our own backs,
For Britons too many there are,
More mis'rable souls than the BLACKS.
IN an address to the public on the 28th of last month, I promised not to trouble them any more on a subject which even then began to be stale, unless I should be called upon by a writer who should shew himself to unite the liberality
of a polite
education, with the precision
of a learned
one but when an adversary appears, who, without signing, publishes
a name, which at once announces the gentleman
by profession, and the scholar
by a regular education; when an author steps forward, who has attempted the most difficult, because the most exhausted subject of literature, nor trembled to shew himself amongst the Ogdens
, the Porteus's
, and the Blairs
of modern days; when, "impatient to give an early reply," such a writer employs a whole month in touching and retouching his laboured task, and at length, not without the revision of the learned, and the approbation of the great, gives his finished piece to the public; I am bound to take it for granted, that he has compiled with the above-mentioned conditions, and feel that it would be indecent not to offer some kind of reply.
It seems to be an established rule, to present, as much as possible, acrimony and personal abuse, in public assemblies, to address the Chair
, and in this kind of literary contest, the Printer
; but Clericus does not approve of this indirect mode of fighting; he singles out his adversary by name and calls him to a close engagement, resolved, like modern Musselmen, neither to give nor accept of quarter. It would be indecent in me to retreat, though but a few paces; I must therefore, Clericus, defend myself, as well as I can, in the same mode you have used in attacking me.
There is not any better test of a fair disputant, than his manner of stating his adversaries arguments - if this be so, what will the world, Sir, think ,of your candor, when you tell them, that "my arguments may be reduced to the three following heads, the alibi of Sainsbury
, the perjury of Drury
, and the prisoner's private confession ?" Surely, Sir, you must suppose, that all the copies of my letters, like the Sybilline leaves, are by this time become the sport of the winds. I find it necessary, Sir, to refresh your memory with a recapitulation of part of the arguments contained in my former letters. I asserted then in the first place, that the two principal witnesses, upon whom, as upon its main pillars
, the whole prosecution rests, are in opposition to each other
swears that he heard Sainsbury detailing to Wooldridge, in the interior part of the Forest, all the circumstances of the burglary at Freemantle
declares, first and last, that he knows nothing of any such discourse
, and that Sainsbury on no occasion ever acknowledged himself guilty of the crime in question in his hearing
. Indeed, Sir, the think speaks for itself, for could he have confirmed this curious story of Drury
, was it not evidently more to the purpose than talking about a string's end ? I asserted in the second place, that the account of each of these witnesses considered apart, was incredible
; the speech itself ascribed to Sainsbury
, I said was such as no man in his circumstances would use to an accomplice. I said that no honest man would undertake to swear in the dark to the voice of a person whom he never knew much of, and had not seen for several years; finally I maintained, that it was totally incredible that Drury
should have concealed so remarkable an adventure as this, had it been real, for eight whole days from his fellow workmen, and even from his wife. I asserted that the manner of his accounting for this his silence, namely, that he lived in a remote situation, where he had no one to speak to, and where it was impossible for him even to hear of what had been done at Freemantle
, has since been proved to be one tissue of lies ; - that this remote situation was no other than the populous village of Lyndhurst, and that he was even one of the first persons there to speak of the burglary, the very morning after it happened
. In short, I asserted that when at last Drury
thought proper to mention this romantic adventure in the Forest, he assigned at different times four distant places as the scene of it, and told as many different stories, all of which can be confuted, to account for his absence from his master's service.
Before I mention any part of my remarks upon Wooldridge's testimony, give me leave to premise, that if ever the account of a supposed accomplice is to be suspected, and if ever hear-say evidence
is to be sifted with the utmost caution, it is then when such a witness is proved to have told different stories, and to have contradicted himself, Now, Sir, I brought instances of contradiction against this witness, no less than against the former, and referred to names for the proof of it. I shewed that he had told two very different stories concerning the time
of his becoming acquainted with Sainsbury's
supposed plot, one of which makes him a party concerned, while the other acquits him of every degree of guilt in it. I mentioned another instance in the case of that very bit of string, which may be said to have been the rope that hanged Sainsbury; on some occasions he acknowledged he was acquainted with it, while on others he pretended to know nothing about it. Having by these and other arguments overturned the credit of the two principal witnesses, I then shewed from many circumstances that have been discovered since the trial, that they received no strength or support from the other witnesses, every tittle of whose depositions I implicitly believe.
I ask you now, Clericus, in the face of the public, whether I have not adduced these amongst other arguments ? Whether these arguments do not go to the very heart of the cause? And whether you can be said to have either confuted or even noticed them ? - Having pointed out, Sir, what the nature of your answer should have been
; I now proceed to examine what it actually is
. "The first of my arguments, you say, is drawn from Sainsbury's
supposed alibi." , Tis true I mentioned incidentally that this unfortunate man declared he was at Lymington at the identical time when Drury
swore he heard him talking in the Forest; and to account for his not producing the proofs of this in Court, I said it was impossible for him to bring witnesses to prove he was at Lymington, when he did not know that any such man as Drury intended to prove he was any where else
; for though he knew he was to be tried for a burglary on the 15th of January, he did not know that he was to be charged with confessing his guilt in the New Forest on the 19th. This, Sir, appears to me, and has appeared to many others, as a very satisfactory reason why this alibi was not proved upon the trial: Upon your mind, however, it appears to have a contrary effect; accordingly you exclaim, "Fye, Mr. Milner
, is that an answer to a question wherein life is concerned? How easy would it have been for Sainsbury
to have weakened, if not destroyed all the assertions of Drury
, by bringing only a single witness to establish his alibi ? Was he not aware of this for several months before his trial came on ? And surely no one would have been so cruel as to have withholden his services from a poor criminal, who was labouring under a false accusation." I leave this curious argumentation concerning the criminal
that is falsely accused
, to impress those for whole understandings it is calculated; I own It is far beyond mine.: it may he the polite logic of modern seminaries for ladies, but I am sure it is not the old syllogistic reasoning of the Colleges; it is neither reducible to Barbara
, to Bocardo
. With equal strength of reasoning you proceed to infer, that "though the witnesses had appeared, they would have proved nothing to the purpose, because Sainsbury
might have been at Lymington in the day-time, and elsewhere at night." Granted, Mr. Clericus ; but how can you argue from the depositions in question, without knowing what they were to have been? I, however, who since the execution have thoroughly investigated the matter, can inform you, that what they have to say is precisely to the point
, at the same time that I assure you they are persons of character, and that they never saw Sainsbury
to their knowledge but that one time in their lives.
My second argument, you tell me, is "the perjury of Drury
." Observe, Sir, I never in express terms asserted that he was perjured; though it is well worthy your ingenuity to account for the absurdities and contradictions I have charged him with, so as to acquit him of that guilt. Possibly he may be subject to a temporary delirium; the present is not the only instance I am acquainted with of this man's imagining circumstances that never had any existence but in his own brain, and very soon I shall have an instance of the same nature in a person of a very different description from Drury
, in a man of learning, veracity, and probity; in a scholar, a gentleman, and a christian. Nothing detains me from producing this instance, but to remark on the arguments you draw from the opinions of Drury
. 'Tis true I said, by way of extenuation, that the former, in swearing against Sainsbury, did not think he was swearing against an innocent man
, and indeed it was very natural for him to judge on this business from public report, but what then? If I do not take Drury's
word I am still less, disposed to adopt his opinion.
With regard to Wooldridge's
apprehension of "Sainsbury's
being beforehand with him in turning evidence," I grant this would be much to the purpose, if it had been founded in fact. In this case the latter must either have been guilty of the crime, or in dispositions to perjure himself. But the matter will appear in quite another light, when I inform you, that both the supposed criminals persisted in denying any knowledge of the burglary, when repeatedly examined at the Town Hall of Southampton; but that being afterwards confined in different prisons, Wooldridge
in the gaol, and Sainsbury in the bridewell, the former received a visit from an old acquaintance, who, amongst other arguments, induced him to think, that if he did not impeach Sainsbury, Sainsbury would impeach him
. No, Sir, on no occasion did the unhappy sufferer make the least overtures of turning evidence, but on the contrary, even after his condemnation, he protested, in answer to to my pressing arguments to acknowledge his guilt, that he would not go out of the prison doors if they were opened to him on that condition.
"The last argument, you say, I have made use of is the private confession of the prisoner." The private confession of the prisoner !
When ? where, good Sir, does any mention, any hint, any illusion of this nature occur ? The papers lie before me; are they your eyes that are fascinated or mine ? You next proceed to an invective upon the hardness of Sainsbury's
conscience, and to a dissertation on auricular confession, with both of which it is likely you are equally well acquainted. With respect to the former point, however, which alone is to the present purpose, you might have learned purer notions from the account of two respectable gentlemen, your Colleagues, at the Cathedral, for they will not give a different account now from that which they gave a few days before the execution, when, after paying the supposed obdurate sinner an unexpected visit of some continuance, they declared, in the presence of many persons in the gaol, that they found him in such, dispositions as a Christian ought to die in
. Indeed he gave a convincing proof of his sincerity by answering some very trying questions that were then put to him.
In a kind of mutilated comparison between the dying scenes of Sainsbury
, you tell us, that the latter, "when he knew he was dying, solemnly protested that all he had said
concerning the former was absolutely true." If he did, he certainly belied himself, because, as we have seen, he had fallen into repeated contradictions on that head: But how can you undertake to say that he knew he was dying two days before he actually died. Was he ever told of his danger, even when, what is now called his death bed declaration was taken? On the contrary, from a laudable motive, he was constantly encouraged by his surgeon, and everyone else, to hope for life to the last? Did he behave like a dying person; did he ever pray? On the contrary, he severely rebuked the poor conscientious nurse that attended him, for venturing to exhort him to pray.-- From this single circumstance of his making no preparation for death, I have a stronger presumptive proof that he did not think himself dying, or else, what is equivalent, that he was not even then in disposition to be believed, than, any you have to offer on the other side of the question. You tell us that "Sainsbury
had an interest in lying;" and had Wooldridge
none? Instead of the forty pounds reward, which it is known he not only grasped at, but had actually disposed of in idea, he knew, that as soon as he recovered from the small-pox, he must have prepared for a voyage to the southern hemisphere, had he avowed himself guilty of perjury. But give me leave, Sir, to ask you upon what grounds you so confidently assert, that "Sainsbury
expected a reprieve to the last moment?" I must be allowed to know a little more of that matter than you; and I here solemnly declare, upon my conscience, that from the time a letter arrived from an Honourable Gentleman, stating that he had tried in vain to obtain a respite, which was the day before the fatal one, I am satisfied the prisoner entertained no hopes of life at all
; and that he moreover asserted, when the above-mentioned sad tidings were communicated to him, that he had hardly ventured to entertain a hope from the very time of his condemnation
. Perhaps you may hesitate to take my word in this business ; let me then call your attention to that last solemn scene at the fatal tree, which, consistently with your opinion, must pass for a diabolical farce between me and the poor wretch then on the verge of eternity, and let me ask you, If he had hitherto buoyed himself up with the hopes of a reprieve, would he not have betrayed, in his looks and his behaviour, an agitation of mind and an anxiety for its arrival, in proportion as the fatal moment drew near? Yet even when that concerted piece of cruelty was exhibited, when, as you know, a letter was handed to me through the crowd as I was addressing the sufferer at the cart's tail, and the cry of a reprieve
resounded from every quarter, and when, after throwing my eye over its contents, I pronounced it to be nothing to the purpose, and thrust it into my pocket, did he then even appear disappointed, or lose that resigned composure which he was seen to possess while the cart was drawing from under him ? The circumstances I speak of were witnessed by thousands.
Having misstated my arguments, I am not surprized you should misrepresent my motives, when you insinuate that it was only because "Sainsbury
was a child of my nursing, that I have taken up his cause, at the same time reproaching me with his past misconduct. But you know, Clericus, or you ought to know, that during the dissolute part of his life, the deceased had no connexions with me or my religion, and that it was only in his repenting moments that he called for my spiritual advice and assistance.- It has been my mournful employment to attend many, too many persons in Sainsbury's
situation, from amongst the soldiers and seamen of a sister kingdom; but when was I known to plead the innocence of anyone of them? Which of them all has died without confession both his guilt
and the justice of his punishment ?
If, Sir, I know myself, there is no exertion I have made in favour of this poor wretch, that I would not make even for an enemy of the Christian name, who, I thought, was suffering innocently. With a sinking heart, and with unwilling steps, did pay my first visit to Salisbury
, after his conviction, for I then considered him not as a common criminal
, but as an execrable wretch
; and it is well known I publicly declared that if I could not bring him to an open confession of his crime, I would do him no good, and that I would abandon him
. But when, Sir, after exerting every hitherto successful means to no purpose, I began to doubt that there might be some error in this affair, and when, after a thousand nice enquiries and examinations, that could not be made at the time or trial, I became fully convinced of it, what was I to do? Was I to stifle those proofs which were then alone in my possession? Was I to abandon this poor wretch to his hard fate, without at least endeavouring to avert it.? Was I to consign that pitiable being, his young widow, and his two innocent babes, to the far heavier punishment of an infamous stigma during life, whilst I thought it in my power to remove it? To judge rightly in this case, make use of the gospel maxim; suppose the deceased to be some dear friend or parent of your own. At that time, Sir, I foresaw the illiberality, the odium, and the hazards to which I should be exposed; I foresaw that I should displease my friends, and irritate my enemies; but in this business I consulted only a certain monitor within me. If, Clericus, the innocent sufferer, and the injured poor, cease to find an advocate in men of our profession, where are they to it look for one? In this case we are unworthy the confidence and the respect of mankind.- You calumniate me, Clericus, when you accuse me of "attacking the execution of the laws of my country." Instead of attacking
, I have vindicated it even in the present instance
. I have acquitted not only the intention
, but likewise the conduct
of every person concerned in the prosecution, except two certain witnesses. In the Judge, I honour the person of my sovereign, in the Jury, the representatives of my country; the present prosecutor is universally known to be a man of honour and humanity: Of what benefit could the blood of an innocent man be to them; I was aware they could not drink it . But all this does not prove that Sainsbury
was guilty, mistakes of this sort will happen in this county, so justly famed for the impartiality and mercy of its judicial proceedings, as well as in every other; in this country it will be sufficient to mention the names of Fairbrother
and of Carter
, the latter of whom suffered for a supposed felony at Hartford -Bridge
. If I am called upon to account for the present mistake, it will be sufficient to observe, that the character of the two chief witnesses was not known in that part or the country from which the Jury came. (Possibly in now making one of these characters known, Clericus, I may save your life.) The many contradictions into which they had fallen, and a great number of other material circumstances, have only since been discovered. In short, the very enthusiasm of virtue, I mean that honest indignation we all felt at the recital of the outrages committed at Freemantle, in proportion as it warmed the heart, it darkened the understanding. I may add, that were two gentlemen of the long robe (so high do I rate their abilities) employed to prove that you or I broke into Freemantle-house, without the counterpoise of one to speak in our favour, had they but the slightest ground in the world to go upon, they would induce twelve of the honestest men in England, in the dark uncertain business of circumstantial evidence, to bring us in guilty.
It remains for you, Clericus, to acquit yourself of the very charge you have brought against me. For though, in one part of your letter, you say that Sainsbury
was "convicted on the fullest evidence
, yet you very consistently, in another, grant, that "he may not perhaps have been convicted on the most unquestionable evidence
;" and that "the evidence may, in some measure, be defective
." This really sounds like a charge against the jury. For my part, I never asserted that the evidence, as far as it tended to the conviction of the prisoner
, was questionable and defective; I only shewed, that taken with all its circumstances since discovered, it is not now
sufficient to blast that poor wretch's memory, and to overwhelm his innocent family with a lasting confusion. In like manner you complain of a want of rigour in the execution of the laws; an accusation that can only fall on my Lords the Judges themselves. In this charge, however, you tread in the footsteps of a certain reforming divine, whose thoughts on executive justice
, joined to his Thelypthora
, form a most curious system of methodizing mankind, viz. to hang up half the men, and to make concubines of all the women
. But to be serious, Clericus, let us leave in its proper hands the unenviable task of punishing offenders; ours is the more pleasing and useful employment of amending their hearts; but this cannot be done without gaining an interest in them. Should it be your fate, Sir, to succeed to the meritorious employment which your humane, assiduous, and worthy colleague now rises amongst those unhappy wretches who are the principal objects of reformation, I leave you to judge what good effects you are likely to produce, if, instead of deprecating its vengence, you call on the secular arm to redouble its weight on these it victims. The adulterous woman in the gospel was taken in the actual commission of a capital crime, but as the magistrates had not condemned her, neither would our divine Master; he contented himself with exhorting her to sin no more.
The hint you threw out concerning, the offence I have given in my letters to the Clergy of this city
, I own at first alarmed me, no less than it surprised me, not in consequence of the threats you hold out, but because I could not be indifferent to the opinion of many amongst them whose great and good qualities I was acquainted with, to some of whom the nation looks up as to its brightest lights. I should have been ignorant to this moment which was the obnoxious passage
, had not a well-informed person acquainted me, that it was my description of the modern Pharisee
: When I heard this, I was satisfied that if any were offended, they were not in the class of those I have alluded to; they can be no others than such as are ignorant that the Pharisees were denominated from their religious opinions, and not from their ecclesiastical or other functions
. My concern, however, was more serious and more durable; when I learned that a character, which was intended for no particular person, but which is applicable to many of each sex, and of every profession and religious persuasion, had been maliciously applied to one respected and beloved individual, who certainly has as little of Pharisaical hypocrisy about him as any man living.
You conclude your letter in a menacing tone, reproaching me with the favours Catholics have received from Parliament, in a manner that shews you begrudge them to us, and threatening to observe me with a jealous eye
. In answer to this blustering paragraph, give me leave to tell you, Mr. Clericus, that I am in my own country, and that I exist there, not by your favour, but by the protection of the Legislature, which has accepted and recorded my allegiance, and that I shall continue to enjoy this protection as long as I am obedient to its ordinances. You give me credit for my good behaviour hitherto, and I do not mean to alter my conduct in order to give those who may not will me well an advantage over me. As to the "evils you ascribe to the spirit of Popery in the year eighty," you are the first person, I believe, that has discovered that Lord George Gordon
and his adherents, the authors of those evils, were animated with a Popish spirit: This passage however, I fear, serves, Mr. Clericus, to betray your own spirit: But it is too late in the day for it to assume a visible form: The friend of intolerance has been driven from most kingdoms in Europe, and it will not find refuge in this free land. Voltaire, a man equally obnoxious to Church and State, in an arbitrary and then intolerant country, detected an error into which the Parliament of Toulouse had fallen in condemning the Calases, in consequence of which those innocent Protestants underwent an ignominious death; and he was rewarded by the French nation with louder and more lasting acclaims than he ever derived from ten of the most popular of his poems. Permit me, Sir, to hope, that there is not less humanity, nor less liberality in the breasts of Englishmen.
But it is time to finish my long epistle, and indeed to take my leave of a controversy; which, the farther it is extended, the more I see it will become of a private nature, and less interesting to the public; and certainly it will not be decent in you and me, Clericus, to continue to occupy whole columns in a newspaper, which ought to record the feast of reason and flow of souls
, which is daily furnished by the first orators in the universe, or to trace the fluctuating fate of the adverse empires of Christ and Mahomet. For my part, Clericus, hic arma cestumque repono
: I promise to write no more on this subject, unless something very extraordinary and unexpected should occur; or unless I should think it prudent to publish those additional proofs to a case already sufficiently clear, which you so loudly call for, but upon the production of which, give me leave to say, more depends, than the good opinion of Clericus. You reproach me with inconsistency in first promising
, and then hesitating to produce
this evidence, but you did not think proper to state that this was in different letters and in different circumstances
. With what consistency you yourself call me to this publication
, I leave the world to judge, when, in the very next paragraph, you advise me "to sit quiet and be still
." In the mean time, whatever my determination may be with regard to the public, let it suffice that I am ready to communicate these proofs to you, Sir, satisfied that, however we may differ in opinion, you are possessed of those qualities of honour and veracity I required for this purpose: In this conviction I have the honour to be, Sir,
WINCHESTER RACES, 1788.
ON TUESDAY, the 24th of JUNE, will be Run for, on Worthy Downs, His Majesty's Plate of ONE HUNDRED GUINEAS, by any horse, mare, or gelding, being no more than six years old last grass, carrying 12st the best of three four mile heats. All disputes to be determined by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Hants, or whom he shall appoint.
The same day a Sweepstakes of Ten Guineas each, for all ages, four years old 7st. 10lb. five years old 8st. 7lb. six years old 9st. and aged 9st. 4lb. - Four miles.
Mr. Lade's g.h. Pilot, six years old.
Mr. O'Hara's b.h. King David, five years old.
Mr. Turner's b.h. Snip, five years old.
Mr. C.I. Powlett's bay h. Merry Andrew, rising five years old.
WEDNESDAY, the 25th of June, the City Purse of Fifty Pounds, given by his Grace the Duke of Chandos, and Henry Penton, Esq. for any horse that did not win the King's Plate this year; five years old 8st. 4lb. six 9st. and aged 9st. 6lb. the best of three four mile heats; the winner of the all aged Sweepstakes to carry 4lb. extra.
The same day the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Subscription Plate of Fifty Pounds, for four year old horses, the best of three two mile heats; those that never won £50. 8st. and those that have won a plate of that value, 8st. 2lb. and those that have won two, 8st. 4lb. colts to allow fillies 2lb.
The same day a Sweepstakes of Twenty Guineas each, for three years old colts, 8ft. and fillies, 7st. 11lb.-One two mile heat.
Mr. P. Hammond's ch. c. Despair, by Pretender, dam by Julius Caesar.
Mr. Thistethwayte's gr. f. by Mambrino, dam by Eclipse, grand dam by Blank.
Mr. O'Kelly's (since dead) ch. c. Troy, by Vertumnus.
Mr. Hugh Croke's ch. c. by Ready Rhino, dam by Revenge.
Mr. Weller's b. c. by Vertumnus, bought of Mr. Whitburn.
Mr. Jervoise's br. c. Harvest, by Highflyer, out of Agriculture's dam.
THURSDAY, the 26th of June, the Ladies Purse of Fifty Pounds, for any horses, &c. that never won plate, match, or sweepstakes of that value; four years old 7st. 12lb. five years old 8st. 7Ib. six years old 8st. 13lb. and aged 9st. 2lb. the best of three four mile heats.
The same day a Sweepstakes for hunters, carrying 12st. each; to be rode. by Gentlemen; one four mile heat.
Certificates of the ages of horses, &c. to be produced at the time of entrance, under the hands of the breeders.
All disputes for the City Plate, to be determined by the Duke of Chandos, or H. Penton, Esq. or whom they shall appoint; and for the other two Plates, by the majority of subscribers then present.
All horses that run for the King's-Plate, to enter on Monday the 23d of June, between the hours of two and eight in the afternoon, at the house of Edward Dilly, at Ball Down; and for the three other Plates, by Friday the 20th of June, at the King's Head, Crawley, between the hours of two and eight in the afternoon.
Those that enter for the four and Ladies Plates, to pay one guinea entrance, and subscribe two guineas to the Plate of next Year, and five shillings to the Clerk of the course, or double at the post; and those that enter for the City Plate, to pay three Guineas, and five shillings the Clerk of the course, or double at the post.
C.I. POWLETT, Esq. Steward.
Balls, Assemblies, &c. as usual.
, LINEN and WOOLLEN-DRAPER, MERCER, HOSIER, and HABERDASHER, takes this method most respectfully to inform his friends and the public, that he is just returned from LONDON with a Compleat, New, and Elegant Assortment of GOODS in the above branches, which he is determined to sell for Ready Money, much under the usual prices, and many articles at prime cost.
N.B. Best Superfine Cloths from the best makers, 17s. per yard.
Blues, Greys, and Grain Colours, at 18s. per yard.
No.15, CORN-STREET, BRISTOL.
NOW on Sale, about Ten Thousand Gallons of very fine COGNAC BRANDY, three years old - of the most choice flavor, lately imported here direct from Cognac, and is selling for ready-money, or good bills at a short date.
The public and dealers at large have now the best opportunity that ever offered to get real genuine Cognac Brandy above proof, and free from any adulteration.
The universal approbation the brandy from the above warehouse has given, is the best proof that can be offered for its recommendation.
Also on sale, Old JAMAICA RUM, and ROTTERDAM GENEVA, on the lowest terms.
Orders addressed to the agent, Thomas Combe, No. 15, Corn-street, will be attended to.
Samples of the above may be seen at Mr. Evans's, in the Butter-Market, Salisbury.
TO be LETT, and entered on immediately, or at Lady-day next, A DWELLING-HOUSE, fit for the reception of a large family; comprizing an entrance hall, drawing room, eating-parlour, kitchen, laundry, and other convenient offices on the ground-floor; a breakfast-room, five bed-chambers, and large store-room on the second floor; two good bed-chambers on the third floor, and garrets over for servants. Also stabling for five horses, with a coach-house, and spacious stable-yard, and a large garden, walled in, extending to the river Avon, which runs along the whole, all late in the occupation of Charles Best, Esq.
and eligibly situated above Castle-gate.
For viewing the premises, apply to Mr. Thomas Wilkins
, maltster, in the same street, with whom the terms are left.
TO be SOLD by Private Contract,- A MESSUAGE, TENEMENT, or DWELLING-HOUSE, with the Out-houses and Appurtenances, situate in Church-street, in the town and county of Poole.
The above premises are well calculated for most trades where room is required.
For particulars apply (letters post-paid) to Samuel Durnford, attorney at law, Poole aforesaid.
NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT.
TO be LETT, and entered on immediately, - A large and commodious MESSUAGE or DWELLING-HOUSE, situate in Pyle-street; containing two parlours, two kitchens, cellar, five bed chambers, four garrets, and other suitable offices, together with a walled garden, stable, and pig pen, adjoining the same.
For particulars, and a view of the premises, apply to Mr. Isaac Bone, Newport.
TO be LETT, and entered on immediately,- All that good-accustomed SHOP, now in full trade, in the LINEN, WOOLLEN-DRAPERY, and HOSIERY Business, situate in the: Market Place, and nearly opposite Lord Weymouth's Arms.
The Stock, which is almost new, or part, may be taken at a fair valuation. The public will please to observe, that the situation of this shop is excellent, and that Warminster is well known to be one of the first market towns in this kingdom.
For particulars enquire of Mr. William Davis, at the said shop.
TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, - An exceeding good DWELLING-HOUSE, situate in Whittock's-lane; consisting of a large commodious shop, with a compter behind the same; together with two parlours, a good kitchen, with a pump of excellent water adjoining; four bed-chambers, and convenient closets; with brew-house and cellar detached; a large garden walled in, and well stocked with choice fruit trees; also large work-shops adjoining the house, adapted for a clothier, or any other business that requires room.
For further particulars enquire of Mrs. Jane Ford
, on the premises.
TO be LETT, on reasonable terms, and entered upon immediately, a good HOUSE, fit for a Gentleman's family, with a parlour 22 feet by 14; a drawing-room; six bed-chambers on the first floor, and all conveniences for servants; with a kitchen garden, walled in, good stabling, with six stalls, and room in the whole for nine horses; coachhouse for three carriages, and two acres of pasture land.
The whole has been lately put into perfect repair.
Wishford is situated six miles from Salisbury on the turnpike road from that city to Bath.
Enquire of Pen. Wyndham, Esq. or Mr. Henry Dench, Salisbury.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, in, FEE SIMPLE, at the George Inn, Castle Cary, on Monday June 2, 1788,
Lot 1. A genteel modern-built sash'd DWELLING-HOUSE, with convenient out-houses, a good garden, and about 2 acres of ground adjoining, part of which is orchard, pleasantly situated in the center of the town of Castle Cary. The above house is well calculated for the residence of a genteel family.
Lot 2. Two Acres and an Half of ORCHARDING, situate at Dimmer. in the parish of Castle Cary aforesaid, called RIX ORCHARD, and now in its prime.
For particulars apply to Mr. John Blackmore, attorney at law; or to Mr. Robert Clarke, the auctioneer, in Castle Cary.
TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately, (for the Bathing Season, or a longer term) ready furnished, if required, very convenient for a small genteel family; consisting of three chambers, a dining-room, and drawing-room, with garrets, a good kitchen, and other offices for servants, a large walled-in garden well planted with excellent wall-fruit, with or without stabling for two horses, pleasantly situated near the sea in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, being within half a mile of the Swanage Bathing Machine, commanding a fine prospect of the English Channel, Swanage harbour, the Islands of Wight and Portland, &c. late in the occupation of Henry Townsend, Esq.
Enquire of Mr. John Talbot, of Whitcliff aforesaid, who will shew the premises, and pay due attention to letters directed to him free of postage.
TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately, a small compact FARM, situate at Pokesdown, near Christchurch aforesaid; consisting of a farm-house, convenient barns, good stabling, convenient out buildings, and 82 acres of arable and pasture, and 11 acres of meadow land. The crop of corn now sown on the said farm to be purchased at appraisement by the person taking the same.
N.B. This farm adjoins to, and has unlimited right of pasture in that extensive common called Stower-field, a common well known to be exceedingly convenient for the rearing young cattle, and on which large flocks of sheep are continually feeding.
For further particulars and a sight of the premises, apply to Mr. Oake, attorney at law, Ringwood; or on Monday and Thursday at his office in Christchurch.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on the Premises, by RICE
, on Wednesday the eighteenth day of June next, between the hours of two and six in the afternoon (unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which the earliest notice will, be given) - All that well known, large, and commodious INN, called the MAIDENHEAD INN, situate at Basingstoke, in the county of Southampton, on the great western road from London to Exeter, Southampton, &c. distant from London forty-five miles, now in full trade, and in the occupation of Mrs. Mary Martin
, whose lease expired at Michaelmas last.
The premises are large, roomy, and in good condition, with convenient yards, coach-house, and stabling for near one hundred horses, a good brewhouse, cellars, wine vaults, &c.
The whole of which are held by lease under the Duke of Bolton for ninety-nine years, determinable on the deaths of those persons all living, subject to a small quit-rent.
For further particulars enquire of Mr. Glover
N.B. A compleat single Horse Chaise, built upon a good strong principle, but little the worse for wear, with harness to it, to be sold; enquire as above.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, some time in the month of May, (the time and place will be advertised in this Paper) unless disposed of by Private Contract,
A Freehold DWELLING-HOUSE; consisting of an underground cellar, two parlours, a kitchen, and other offices; four bed chamber on the first floor, and garrets over adjoining the dwelling house are some large rooms, that might either be used as work-shops for carrying on the clothing trade, or, at a small expence, be converted into a parlour and bed chambers; a garden, stable, and out houses adjoining. Also a small Tenement behind the dwelling-house, convenient for a gardener or other servant to live separate from the family. The premises are pleasantly situated within a quarter of a mile of the town of Frome, in an agreeable neighbourhood, distant from Bath 12 miles.
ALSO, for the remainder of a term of 1000 years,- TWO CLOSES, containing several acres of rich meadow or pasture ground, lying at Murtery, about a mile from the above dwelling house.
The premises to be sold separately; apply to S. Jesser, of Frome.
For prevention of Robberies and Thefts, protection of Persons
and Property, and, prosecution of Offenders.
AT a Meeting held at the Star and Garter Inn, in Andover, on Saturday the 29th day of March, 1788, in order to form an Association for the above purposes,
JOHN POLLEN, Esq. in the Chair,
The following articles were entered into:
1st. That John Pollen, Esq.
be treasurer of this society, and Mr. Robert Bird, Jun.
deputy treasurer and solicitor.
2d. That each person shall subscribe a sum not more than one pound one shilling, nor less than ten shillings and sixpence, on his entering his name, and the sum of five shillings annually, by half yearly payments, on every Lady-day, and Michaelmas-day; and if any subscriber shall fail to pay his half year's subscription within three months after every Ladyday, and Michaelmas-day, such person shall be considered no longer a subscriber: The first half yearly subscription to be paid Michaelmas-day, 1788.
3d. That this society than pay the expences of advertising, apprehending, and prosecuting any person or persons who shall rob, feloniously defraud, or otherwise injure the person or property of any subscriber to this society, or of such poor persons as shall, in the opinion of the committee, be not of sufficient ability to carry on the prosecution themselves; any person so robbed applying to the treasurer or solicitor as soon as possible.
4th. That the committee be invested with a discretionary power of rejecting such causes as appear to them frivolous or inadequate to the purposes of public justice, or brought forward by persons, non- subscribers, who shall be deemed able to sustain the charges of the prosecution, and that the expences of no prosecution shall be paid unless approved of by the committee.
5th. That the following rewards, independent of those allowed by an of parliament, shall be paid by the treasurer or his under treasurer, to the person who shall give information upon oath of the person or persons guilty of the offences following, provided such information be succeeded by conviction.
|Burglary, highway robbery, or setting fire to any house, barn, or out-house, or to any mow or stack of corn, feed, grain, hay or wood, or destroy planted trees, ||5||5||0||
|Buying or receiving stolen goods, knowing them to be so, ||2||2||0||
|Stealing, killing, or maiming any horse, mare, cow, calf, or sheep, ||2||2||0||
|Stealing pigs, poultry, or fish, ||1||1||0||
|Stealing any waggon, cart, plough, or other implements of Husbandry, or any feed, com, or grain, threshed or unthreshed, ||2||2||0||
|Cutting, cropping, lopping, or damaging any trees, ||1||1||0||
|Stealing wood, underwood, fruit, or breaking or stealing any gates, hurdles, hedges, pales, rails, posts, or iron work; stealing gardening tools, or tools or implements in any trade or business not before mentioned; stealing, pulling up or destroying turnips, garden stuff, or other roots or vegetables from any field, inclosing ground, garden or orchard.||0||10||6||
6th. That no compromise with offenders be allowed on any pretence whatever.
7th. That John Pollen, Esq.
the Rev. Doctor Harington
, George Powlett
, Richard Cox
, John Butcher
, Ralph Etwall
, Walter Blunt, Esqrs.
the Rev. Mr. Foyle
, and the Rev. Mr. Hayes
, be the committee for the purposes above mentioned, and also for ordering and allowing the rewards hereby offered to be paid by the treasurer or under-treasurer.
8th. That the treasurer or under-treasurer, or any two members of the committee, shall be impowered to call the committee together on any matter of importance to the society, on giving notice to the members of the committee; and as speedy detection is the source of future prevention, any five of them be deemed a committee, and the decision of the majority shall be final and conclusive.
9th. That in all prosecutions carried on by order of the committee, the share belonging to the prosecutors, subscribers to this society, of all the rewards allowed by act of parliament, shall be paid to the treasurers in aid of this fund, unless in such cases where the prosecutor shall be the person apprehending the felon.
10th. That in all cases where a subscriber to this society shall give information of the commission of either of the foregoing offences, the reward hereby allowed shall remain in the hands of the treasurers for the benefit of the fund.
11th. That no person who may be robbed or defrauded shall be entitled to have his expences paid out of the common stock, unless he make a claim to the same within three months after the termination of the prosecution.
12th. Any non-subscriber compromising felony, will be prosecuted by this association.
13th. That these articles, or any other hereafter to be made, relating to this Association, shall be explained, altered, or enlarged by the majority of the subscribers, at a meeting to be convened by public advertisement.
14th. That two general meetings, to be convened annually by public advertisements, for auditing and settling the treasurer's accounts and other necessary purposes, to be held at Andover, such meetings to be fixed by the committee on some day in the months of June and November, the first meeting to be held at the Star and Garter Inn in Andover, on Saturday the 28th day of June next, at twelve o'clock', in the ----·noon.
15th. That these rules and articles be transcribed in a book to be provided for that purpose; and that the solicitor[?] to advertise the same in the Salisbury Journal and Hampshire Chronicle, and also do cause a sufficient quantity of copies of the rewards hereby offered, to be printed and posted in the most conspicuous places in the towns and villages.
16th. This association is intended to be upon a broad basis, there will be no limitation as to distance in the county of Hants ; and all persons resident, or having property in the said county, may become members of it, on sending their names, places of abode, and subscriptions, to the treasurer or the solicitor.
JOHN POLLEN, Esq. Chairman and Treasurer.
ROBERT BIRD, Jun. Deputy Treasurer and Solicitor.
To Journeymen CARPENTERS & JOINERS.
WANTED immediately,- Six Carpenters and Four Joiners. Good workmen will meet with constant employ and good wages, by applying to Christopher Routledge
, Builder, in Middle-bridge-street, Romsey, Hants.
PARISH OF BURHUNT, HANTS.
AT a VESTRY MEETING held this 9th day of May, 1788,
"That the propositions and resolutions of the several parishes, as published in the Hants and Salisbury Papers, are also the unanimous resolution of this parish.
HENRY MATHEWS, Churchwarden.
CHARLES CLEVERLY, Overseer.
and JAMES CONDER
, from London, most respectfully inform their Friends and the Public in general, that they have taken the house, late Mr. JAMES VAUGHAN'S
, and the Stock in Trade, consisting of Woollen and Linen Drapery, Mercery, Hosiery, &c. &c. which they are determined to sell off remarkably low.
J. and J. CONDER
beg leave to solicit the gentry and customers of the said Shop for a continuance of their favours, as it will be their ambition to merit the same, assuring them, they mean to carry on the trade in future on the most honourable and reasonable terms.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the George in Queen-street, on Portsmouth Common, on Friday May 30, 1788, at seven o'clock in the evening.
A FREEHOLD MESSUAGE, or DWELLING-HOUSE, situated near the Dock Gates, being No.2, Camden-alley, on Portsmouth Common aforesaid.
The premises consist of a good shop, a back parlour, four bed rooms, with presses, closets, &c. a good bake-house, with three ovens, and a large meal loft over the same, a kitchen, cellars, a tank for rain water, a well of good water, with a pump therein, close to the bake-house, a yard, with other conveniences, &c. &c.
The above premises are in good repair, and for situation at for business (particularly for a baker or grocer) is allowed to be the first in Portsmouth.
A purchaser may have immediate possession.
For particulars apply to J. Grist, bookseller, Portsmouth Common.
An Extract from Routh's Bristol Journal, March 1,
The satisfaction in witnessing again the powerful efficacy of Mr. SPILSBURY'S Antiscorbutic Drops, prepared at his Dispensary, Soho Square, London, Instituted 1773, is a circumstance that must afford peculiar pleasure in a Vender's mind: A child of three years old, who had been subject to irritating eruptions and blotches over different parts of his body, from his birth, is now cured, by taking a few of Mr. Spilsbury's 5s. bottles of his Drops. Further particulars, with a reference to the party in the neighbourhood of Bristol, may be known by applying to William Brown
, bookseller, Tolzey, Bristol.
These Drops are vended by the Printer of this Paper, who has often witnessed much praise bestowed on this extraordinary purifier of the blood, by persons afflicted with the Scurvy, Gout, Rheumatism, &c.
THE creditors of HUMPHRY ASHLEY STURT, Esq.
now abroad in the East-Indies, are desired to send an account of their demands, free of postage, to Mr. Cleator
, at his Chambers, No. 7, Holborn-Court, Grays Inn, London.
NOW delivering at Southampton Quay,- A Cargo of the much-esteemed neat Walker, at 26s. per chaldron; 1s. per chaldron will be allowed for ready money, by
RICHARD LIGHT, Jun.
May 17, 1788.
*** Will be delivering 7 or 8 days.
W. DODSWORTH, TAYLOR and HABIT-MAKER, CLOSE, SARUM; takes this method of returning his sincere thanks for favours received, and hopes by a first attention and punctuality to merit the approbation of those who shall be pleased to honour him with their commands.
A good hand may meet with employ.
THE Creditors of N. TIPPER SMITH
, late of Southampton, Gent. deceased, are desired to send an account of there several demands on him to his Executors, Mr. Knott
, of Winchester, or Mr. Harris
, of Southampton; and all persons indebted to the said N. T. Smith
, are required forthwith to pay their respective debts to the said executors, or they will be sued for the same.
THE Creditors of THOMAS NEWLAND
, late of the parish of Long Sutton, in the county of Southampton, merchant, dealer, and chapman, a bankrupt, are requested to meet the assignees chosen under the commission of bankrupt awarded against the said Thomas Newland
, on Tuesday the 27th day of this instant May, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at the George Inn, in Odiham, Hants, to assent to or dissent from the assignees commencing a suit or suit to recover a considerable portion of the bankrupt's effects, which appear to be illegally withheld from the assignees, and on other special affairs.
By order of the assignees,
HALE, May 12, 1788.
ALL Persons who have any Demands on the Estate and Effects of JOHN LAWES
, late of Hale, Hants, yeoman, deceased, are desired to send an account thereof to William Absolam
, of Loose Hanger Farm, in the parish of Downton, Wilts, or to James Duell
, of Hale aforesaid, the executors of the said John Lawes
, on or before the first day of June next; and all persons who are indebted to the estate of the said deceased, or who have any Houshold Goods, or Furniture, or any other property late of the said John Lawes
, are desired to pay, and deliver up the same to the said Executors, on or before the said first day of June, or they will be proceeded against for the recovery of the same, without further notice.
, LINEN &: WOOLLEN DRAPER, MERCER, HOSIER, and HABERDASHER, No. 133, High-street, SOUTHAMPTON, impressed, with gratitude for the repeated favours already conferred on her by her numerous and obliging friends, is happy to avail herself of this opportunity to beg they will accept her sincere and thankful acknowledgments for the same :- As it will ever be her first wish to experience the kindness of their patronage and support, so it shall be her constant study to deserve it, by offering goods that will ensure their approbation, and on terms which she flatters herself will be thought reasonable.
She now begs to offer to her friends and the public in general, a new, elegant, and fashionable assortment of articles in all the above branches, which she has just received, and can render at those prices which she hopes will induce them to continue their favours.
Superfine Broad Cloths from the first makers in the kingdom.
Funerals neatly furnished.
REGRETTING that the Creditors of Miss SABELLA CAROLINE M'KENZIE
, late of Winchester, omitted, though positive notice had been given, to take, at Darking's
, on Monday last the 5th, the benefit of the money committed to us for them; and still desirous they may avail themselves of our wish to pay it, we are induced to notify, that we will apply and divide the money between them, in equal portions, on Monday the 19th instant, at Mr. Faithfull's
office, in Winchester, should they then be pleased to take it; otherwise, what shall afterwards remain with us must necessarily be disposed of to the ultimate end of the deed by which we took it, in payment thereof to Miss M'Kenzie
; and we assuredly will divest ourselves of our trust, and be no further accountable to any one neglecting to attend in person, or by proxy, at the time and place appointed.
NOTICE is hereby given, that whereas the Lieutenancy of the said county of Dorset, at their General Meeting assembled for carrying the purposes of an act made in the 26th year of the reign of his present Majesty fully and duly into execution, appointed the time and place of exercise of the Militia of the said county for the present year to begin on Monday the 19th day of May next
, by ten o'clock in the forenoon, at the town of Blandford Forum, in this county, to be then and there trained and exercised for 28 days together, as by the said act is directed: Of which all such Militiamen who have been inrolled since the first day of November
1786, (and not labouring under any infirmity incapacitating them) who shall not appear at the abovementioned time and place according to the directions of the said act, will be deemed deserters, and punished accordingly: and if not taken until after the time of such exercise, they and each of them will incur the penalty of £20. which if not immediately paid, be liable to be committed to the common gaol of the said county for the space of six months, or until the said penalty is paid.
J. WALLIS, Clerk of the General Meetings.
Dorchester, April 28, 1788.
N.B. No Militiaman inrolled before the 1st of November, 1786, is required to join the regiment at the annual exercise for the present year.
TO be LETT, and entered on at Michaelmas next,- A genteel HOUSE, fit for a small genteel family, with two parlours, a kitchen, pantry, and cellar, four bedchambers, two garrets, with pleasure ground before the house to a fine stream of water, with a garden, and a small plot of ground, a little out of the street.
Enquire of Mr. John Gibbs.
NEWPORT, (ISLE OF WIGHT).
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, (if not before by Private Sale, in which case notice thereof shall he given in this Paper) in two lots, on Tuesday the 3d day of June next, at the Dragon Inn, in Newport, Isle of Wight,
The Messuages, Malt-houses, Cellars, Yards, Gardens, and other Premises in Quay-street there, lately occupied by Mr. James Haskol
and Mrs. Ann Redston
(both deceased), and now of John Delgarno, Esq.
Enquire for particulars of Mr. Foquett, attorney at law, in Newport.
TO LETT, a HUNTING SEAT, at Fritham, in the center of the New Forest, which consists of an entrance-hall, excellent kitchen and other necessary offices; an eating parlour of 24 feet by 20 feet, a room over of the same dimensions, both proportionably high, and finished with an elegant neatness, four bed-rooms, a detached coach-house, excellent stabling, a garden, and some land; may be entered on immediately.
Also to Lett, a small COTTAGE, with good garden, fit for the reception of a genteel family, situate on an eminence in that much admired village Eling, near the midway between Southampton and Lyndhurst.
Further particulars known by letters, post-paid, addressed to Mr. Hookey, auctioneer, in Southampton.
TO be LETT, and entered on immediately, WITCH FARM, in the Isle of Purbeck and county of Dorset; consisting of a good farm-house, barn, stable, and necessary outhouses, arable and pasture grounds, and upwards of thirty acres of water meadow grounds, with an extensive heath and common adjoining, very convenient for rearing young cattle.- For many years past in the occupation of Thomas Baker
Note, There is also a good clay pit now opened on the premises, which will be let therewith if desired, and upon very moderate terms, together with the clay-house, quay, and every conveniency for shipping the clay, at an easy distance from the pit, from which considerable supplies have of late years been sent to the Staffordshire potters, who have at present a great demand for this article.
Further particulars may be known by applying to Farmer Swyer, at Kingswood Farm, in Purbeck; or Mr. Bartlett, jun. attorney at law, in Wareham.
SOUTHAMPTON, May 26, 1788.
NOW in the Timber Pond, at Cross House, - Several Hundred Pieces of good and well squared MEMEL TIMBER, imported in September last, to be sold on reasonable terms, by RICHARD
and WILLIAM WATSON
WHEREAS the Dwelling-House and Outhouses late of JOHN BUNDOCK
, a Bankrupt, at Longfleet, near Poole, were destroyed by fire, on Thursday the 15th day of May, about ten o'clock in the forenoon; and there is strong reason to suspect that the same were maliciously set on fire.-- A reward of FIFTY GUINEAS is therefore offered to any person or persons who will give information to Mr. Jeffery
, assignee of the said John Bundock
, against the offender or offenders, to be paid on conviction.
STOLEN, on Thursday night the 17th of April, 1788, out of the farm-yard of Thomas Scane
, of Mill-house, near Southampton,- A Bay Poney GELDING, 13 hands and an inch high, seven or eight years old, not docked, marked in the shoulder T S, blemished in marking, narrow in the breast, spreads his fore feet, a fine shoulder, no white about him, and a sourish head.
Whoever will give information so as he may be had again, shall have Two Guineas reward, by applying to Thomas Scane, Millbrook.
begs to inform his Friends and the Public in general, that he will attend to inoculate any number of Patients at their own houses, at and distance, or whole parishes, on the earliest notice, and on the most reasonable terms.
Proper places will be provided (at a short notice) for those who cannot make it convenient to be inoculated at their own houses.
He flatters himself that the success that has attended his practice for many years past, in this and the neighbouring counties, will be a sufficient recommendation.
Apply to him at Bellchalwell, near Sturminster Newton, Dorset.
WHEREAS I have lately been guilty of a most daring offence, in lopping several Maiden Oak Trees, the property of Edward Hooper, Esq.
, standing on his estate at Eastworth, in the county of Dorset; for which an action has very justly been commenced against me; but which action has been kindly dropped, on my proposing to make a public acknowledgment of my offence, paying the expences of the action, and promising never to be guilty of the like in future. Now I do hereby acknowledge, that I have been guilty of the above offence, am very sorry for having committed the same, and promise never to be guilty of the like in future. And I do also hereby beg pardon of the said Edward Hooper, Esq.
and sincerely thank him for the great lenity shewn by him to me; and I desire that this acknowledgment may be inserted in the Salisbury Journal. As witness my hand, this 16th day of May, 1788.
Witness, JOHN WELLON
NOTICE to CREDITORS.
STICKLAND, MAY 12, 1788.
THE Creditors of JOHN DEWLAND
, of Winterborn Stickland, in the county of Dorset, Yeoman, are desired to meet the Trustees appointed to sell the ESTATE and EFFECTS of the said JOHN DEWLAND,
for the benefit of the said Creditors, at the house of James Moore
, known by the Sign of the Ship, in the town of Blandford, on Saturday the 31st day of May instant, at the hour of twelve o'clock in the forenoon, to receive such dividend as shall appear the money in the hands of the Trustees, arising from the sale of the said Effects, will admit of; for which purpose, the simple contract Creditors must come prepared to prove their debts; and such creditors as have securities, must produce them : And all such creditors as shall not, either by themselves or agents, attend at the time and place abovesaid, to receive their dividend or share of the said Estate and Effects, will be totally excluded any benefit therefrom, as the whole will be divided amongst such creditors as shall attend and prove their respective demands.
All persons indebted to the Estate and Effects of the said John Dewland
, are required to pay the same to Mr. John Corbin
, at Winterborn Strickland aforesaid, one of the Trustees, on or before the 24th of May instant, or they will be sued for the same without further notice.
|JOHN CORBIN, ||}||Trustees||
NEW FOREST, HANTS.
TO be SOLD, a compact ESTATE, situate at Burley, in the New Forest aforesaid; consisting of a convenient Farm-house, Barns and Out-houses, and 76 acres of arable and pasture Land, within a ring fence, capable of great improvements. By much the greater part of this estate is freehold, and stocked with an exceeding fine growth of young timber.- Burley is within 4 mile, of Ringwood, 5 of Lyndhurst, 7 of Christchurch and the sea, and 8 of Lymington.
For further particulars enquire of Mr. Oake, attorney at law, at Ringwood.
N B. A convenient Dwelling-house and Tan-yard in Ringwood to be sold.- Enquire as above.
TO be SOLD,- That desirable PADDOCK called HARROW, a retired and pleasant spot, situate within three miles of the sea, four of Christchurch, eight of Lyndhurst: in the New Forest, and nine of Lymington; consisting of thirty-five acres of arable land, and forty-six acres of wood land, exceedingly well stood with a fine growth of young timber. The wood is open and pleasant, and a small neat cottage, brick-built, sash'd and tiled, which, with a little expence, may be made the residence of a small family.
For further particulars and a sight of the premises, apply to Mr. Oake, attorney at law, at Ringwood.
N.B. A Freehold Estate situate in the parish of Ringwood, of the yearly value of £25. to be sold.- Enquire as above.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. CHRISTIE, at his Great Room, in Pall-Mall, on Wednesday the 21st of May inst. at one o'clock, in one or two lots, at the option of the company,
A Valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, chiefly situate within the Parith of CRANBOURNE, about eleven miles South of Salisbury; consisting of the EXTENSIVE MANORS of BOVERIDGE, BLAGDEN, and EASTWORTH, with COURTS BARON QUIT RENTS, ROYALTIES, &c. containing
THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED and THIRTY
of ARABLE, MEADOW, PASTURE DOWN, and WOOD LAND. &c. divided into four ELIGIBLE FARMS, with all their suitable Buildings, in good repair, well tenanted, and let at very OLD RENTS, which will admit of considerable increase when the present Leases expire in the years 1791 and 1792, with the Underwood in hand, and the reversion of Leases, held for terms of years determinable on Lives, some of which depend on one old life. Amount to per annum nearly
ONE THOUSAND POUNDS.
The Estate is very compact and well timbered; -the situation, soil, and appearance are finely diversified, and afford great scope to sportsmen, fox and hare hunting, coursing, &c. , The estate is remarkable for its plenitude of hares, pheasants, partridges, &c. and the heath abounds with poults, &c.
A person attends at Mr. Humby's, the principal tenant, resident at Boveridge, to shew the estate, where printed Particulars may be had; also of Mr. Webb, in the Close, Salisbury; at the York-House, Bath; Post Houses at Dorchester, Blandford, Shaftesbury, Cranbourne, and Ringwood; Rainbow Coffee-house, Cornhill; and in Pall-mall.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. CHRISTIE, at his Great Room, in Pall Mall, on Friday the 6th of June next, at one o'clock, in ONE or TWO LOTS,
A DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate at CRANBOURNE, in Dorsetshire, a fine healthy SPORTING COUNTRY, abounds with GAME, an agreeable VICINAGE surrounded by SALISBURY, RINGWOOD, POOLE, CHRISTCHURCH, BLANDFORD and WILTON, equally distant from each, called
comprising an ELEGANT MANSION, with ROOMY STABLING, OFFICES of every DESCRIPTION, PLEASURE GROUND, excellent KITCHEN GARDEN, beautiful LAWNS, &c. sundry ELIGIBLE FARMS, with their REQUISITE BUILDINGS, and RICH ARABLE, MEADOW, and PASTURE LAND, in the whole about
FOUR HUNDRED ACRES,
let to respectable tenants; together with a VALUABLE POTTERY, &c. of the ANNUAL VALUE of about
FOUR HUNDRED POUNDS.
EACH TENANT has an unlimited right of common of considerable VALUE; and immediate POSSESSION of the HOUSES and HOME GROUNDS will be given.
Mr. Stroud, Cranbourne, will shew the premises; of whom printed particulars may be had; of the printers of the Salisbury, Sherborne and Bath papers; at the Crown Inns, Ringwood and Blandford; New Inn, Winbourne; Antelope, Poole; Rainbow, Cornhill; and in Pall Mall, London.