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the House of all sentences of Courts Martial, act all the laws now in force relating to the or other censures (if any such there be) re exportation of wool. Granted. flecting on the conduct of the Captains Blane,

MARCH 20. Laforey, Balfour, &c. These motions after

Passed the Declaratory and other bills, a short conversation were agreed to.

from the Lords. ! The third motion was, that a copy be laid Black Rod then summoned the House to before the House of the order of Council re attend in the House of Peers, for the purlating to naval promotinos.

pose of hearing his Majesty's Commission The Chancellor of the Exchequer thought,

read, for giving the Royal Allent to the bills that before the question was put on this mo

agreed to by both Houses.

The Speaker attended by a few Members, cion, it would be proper to move for the pro

went up, and at his return read the titles of duction of a copy of the Memorial of the Ad

the bills agreed to, after which the House miralty in March 1746, respecting the fuperanpuation of the officers of the navy.

adjourned for the holidays. The motion for this Memorial was agreed to ; as was also the motion conceraing the This day the Speaker took the chair be. order of Council.

tween three and four o'clock, for the firit March 19.

time after the Eafter recess, and after transSir Charles Bampfylde presented a pe

acting some private business, the House alltition from the inhabitants of Exeter against jourued. the Slave Trade.

Accounts were laid before the House of Mr. Rolle moved for leave to bring in a the produce of the taxes in the years 1786 bill to explain, amend, and to reduce into one and 1787 *.

An ACCOUNT of the Net PRODUCE of all the TAXES, from the 5th of January 1786, to the 5th of January 1787 ; and from the sth of January 1787, to the 5th of January 1785.

1787.

1788.

.. s. d. CUSTOMS

4,063,314 7

3,714,477 EXCISE

5,531,114 610

6,225,627 11 3 STAMPS

1,181,464 11 10

1,182,060 16 INCIDENT S. Salt, 5th April 1759

241,853 4 10

80,461 10 5 Additional Ditto, roth May 1780

60,463 3

21,615 1 Ditto 2:0 June 1782

62,954 0 700l. per week letter money, ift June 1711 36,400 O

13,300 2,300l. per week ditto 1784 119,600 0

43,700 Seizures, Anno 1760

4,442 14
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5:429 13 Pritters, ditto

63; 16 il

661 Fines of Leales, ditto

6,073 15 4

6,676 6

4 Alum Mines, ditto

960

960 0 Compositions, ditto Alienation Duty, ditto

1,351 15 4

2,413 15 4 Fincs and Forfeitures, ditto

105

1,400 Rent of a Light House, dilco

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156 13 4 Rent of Savoy Lands, ditto Letter money, dito

9.5,000

93,000 6d. per Lib. on Pen woners, 24 June 1721 53,300

41,100 is. Deduct. un Salaries, 5th April 1758

29,410 16 61

32,102 6

3 House and Windows, Toth October 1766 414,050 13 23

4119021 19 24 Houses, sth April 1778

1 25,470
O 10

140.081 5111 Hawkers and Pedlars, 5th July 1710

1 925

1,554 Hackney Coaches, ift August 1711

9,324 811

13,219 1; 4 Ditto

1784
11,979

14,269 Huwkers and Pediars, 5th July 1785

2,570 13 II

1,488 13 11 First Fruits of the Clergy

6,413 9 3

5,164 Sult, ift August 1785.

12,000

30000 Jenths of ibe Ciergy

0,903 4 10

9,893 16 4 Male Servanilág A DO 1785

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every out pensioner above zol. He conceived The House did not fic half an hour this fome more æconomical mude might he devised, day, and consequently did very little busi- which at the fame time would be by no me'ns aess.

injurious to the pensioners. APRIL 7.

Oix the motion to agree with the resolui. The Marquis of Worceiter was sworn, and tion of granting 480,6581. 39, 4d. for de-, took his seat for the town of Monmouth fraying the expences of the land forces,

A petition was presented against the Slave Sir Grey Coryper said, that before he agreed Trade from the Presbytery of Aberdeen. to that resolution, he begged leave te fay a

General Burgoyne moved, that the copies few words to the Right Hon. the Secretary of the reports made by the officers who re. at War, He observed, that the future pro. viewed the regiments for India, as also of bable expence of victuailing, and of the comthe embarkation returns, be laid before the cingent and extraordinary expences of the House. Ordered. He then moved, That army it home and abroad for one vear, is enpies of his Majesty's instructions relative to estimated, in the total, at tie sum of 261,3651. the brevet rank of officers in India be laid The account of the extraordinaries of the before the House,

army for 1787 amounts to 480,0col. He Mr. Pitt raid, on a subject of so delicate a wished in be inforated what events have hapnature he mould oppose the motion, uolels pened that liare traversed and uittarlied these some sufficient reason was given for the pro- calculations, which (till they are fully exduction of the papers moved for.

plained, and their errors accounted for) bear The question being put, was negatived the appearance of an intention to delude the without a division.

public by the false lights of plans of ecoThe House went into a committee of fup. nomy, which those who held them out knew ply, and without any debate voted the extra could not be carried into execution and effect. ordinaries of the army to a very considerable The Secretary at War and Mr. Steele deamount. One of the sums voted on this 06. fended the ettimate, the exceis of which had cafion exceeded 400,000l. The House, on been occafioned by temporary circumstances, beiog resuraed, adjourned immediately. and by the great quantit es of provitions APRIL 8.

which the islands had been forced to be fupPetitions from Kirkudbright and Aldbo plied with by commission, on account of the rough, against the Slave Trade, were pre. failure of the provision contact, Seoted, read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On the motion for agreeing to the resoJution of granting 173,8:31. is, gd, for the The House, in a committee of supply, in and out-pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, came to several resolutions for granting vari:

Sir James Johnstone role, not, he tail, to ous sums of money to his Majett; for deoppose che motion, but to draw the atten fraying the establishments of bis Majesty's tion of the House to the sum voted, and the plantations in America and the Welt-Invies; number of persons to receive the same. He also to a resolution of granting a {um of ftated, that, according to the present mode money to his Majesty for defrising the exof paying the pensioners, every in pensioner traordinary expence of the Mint for the year coft goverament near Gol. per ans, and 1587 ; and to a resolution

granting to his 1787.

1788. Female Servants, Anno 1785

£. 19,061 19 0

L. 33,994 6 8 4 Wheel Carriages, dicto

86,347 14

134,512 13 101 2 Wheel, ditto

18.595 10 81

30,046 19 Ich Horses, ditto

72,443

110,835 Waggons, ditto

8,446 13

18,530 15 Carts, ditto

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11,091 12 2 Shops, ditto

64 265 Houses and Windows, Anno 1727

82 9 Male Servants, Anno 1777, arrears

4 Consol. Letter Money, Anno 1787

99,000 Ditco -Salt Ditto

235,669 7 21

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Exchequer, the 3d of April, 1788.

JOHN HUGHSON.

Majefty

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Majesty a rom for slefraying the expences in founded on the insinuations thrown out against curted by the protection of offenders againit him by Sir Elijah impey in his defence at the the coinage law'S -- Adjourned,

bar. That gentleman, he said, had been APRIL 10.

faid to have acted prudently in not having Mr. Sreela reported the following refo!u- given in a written defence, and Mr. Hastings 3:01s from the commitee of supply, viz. had been taxed with inprudence, because he That ii 15 011- opinion of this committee, that had committed his defence to writing: howa lam not exieeding 58451. 65. be granted ever, he would, he said, follow the unwire to fois Majetty for defraying the charge of example, and deliver this bis written dethe civil eftbl.fiment of Nova Scotia. fence to the committee, 4300i. for defraying the same charge for Upon this a conversation took place, in New-Bruntwick.--Igcol. for defraying the which it appeared to be the tenie of the comcharge of the civil establithment for St. mittee, that i: were better to take oral evi. John.–And 11821. 10s. for defraying the dence from Mr. Francis, than this written charge of the salaries of the Governor of the one, because in the latter there might be Bahama lands. The same were read and much extraneous matter, quite foreign to agreed to.

the subject; but if a question tending to such APRIL SI.

matter thould be put to a witness giving paDeferred the committee of ways and means, role evidence, it might be stopped. It was and lupply, till Monday, and adjoumed bill agreed therefore on this ground, with many then.

complimtits, however, on account of his

manly openness, that the paper tendered by A writ was ordered for the election of a Mr. Francis should not be received. That burgeis for East Loo, in the room of Mr. gentleman then underwent a long examinaDamer, who has accepted the Childern Hun tion relative to Nunducomar; and when it dreds.

was concluded, the House was resumed, and The bill for diffolving the marriage of Mr. then adjourned. Errington was committed, and the allegations of it were proved by evidence at the The order of the day for the second read. bar, which was of a nature not fit for the ing of Mr. Gilbert's bill, for the better suppublic eye.- The bill was afterwards read a

port and government of the parochial poor, third time and passed.

being read,

Mr. Gilbert moved the reading of it imThe House having returned from the Hall, mediately a second time. upon the order of the day being read for go Mr. Young, Mr, Drake, and Mr. Beau. ing into the wool bill, the Speaker observed the foy opposed this motion; all however paying propriety there would be of fixing on Mon many handsome compliments to the framer Jays and Firdays for thole bills that required of it, for his humanity and good intentions ; any evidence being gone into), as there were hut a bill wbich in every parish would subitithe only days when the attendance of the tule a set of trading Junt:ces in the room of members might be expected on account of reportable County Magiftrates, which wonld Pie trial. Upon this idea, therefore, it was multiply officers, and by the erection of proposed to pofipone the present bil!co Friday buildings, committee-rooms, &c. convert it'nnig ie, the intervening days being already into a job what was meant as a publick good, full. The quef:100 bers, put, produced a which would create a new national deht hy kivifion : Ayes 30--Noes 15.----Na the powers to he volted in Commiilioners for jority 15.

morts ging the Poor's rules for four years, Mr. Mainwaring moved for leave to bring and which would probably raile those rares in in a petition from the proprietors of the half a century to near 12,000,000l, ought, Rovsky Theatre, praying to be included with they find, not to be sent to a committee ; as Sadler's Wells in the nill before the House, no modification could make that good, which

This was supported by Mr. Taylor, ard was so objectionable in principle. Shortly but warnily opposed by Mr. Fox Mr. Gilbert still prelled that the hill miglit and Mr. Antruther.

not be bastily rejected, but liflered to go io Ona dividon leave was refufel, there ap a committee, where alterations might be pearing, Ayes 18---Noes 3 d.

made, that would remove the obj. E ions. APRIL 16.

Mr. Young, however, moved, that it be Sir Gilbert Elliott gave notice that he put off to that day three months. would on Foray for night take the sense of On putting the question for Mr. Gilbert's the Houle on the first article of the charge motion, there appeared, Ayes 10-Nors ag-init Sir Elijah in pey.

44-Majority 34. The Houle then went into a committee to The amendment proposed by Mr. Young hear evidence upon the faid charge,

was then carried without a divifion ; thus the Mr. Francis then offered to the cominitiee, bill is lost for this feflion. in wining, the account he hud drawn up,

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To the E DI TOR. SIR, THỂ recent death of the Pretender* makes the following paper interesting. It was

given to me by a respectable person, who told me he had reason to believe it genuine. Whatever doubes are entertained on this head, it is always in the pola cr of the friends of the noble lord, whose name is mentioned towards the close of it, to ascertain the fact. What is related at the commencement of the letter, is

known to many. The accounts collected by an eminent historian, respecting a pretender to the throne,

will necessarily appear valuable, if authentic; and I mutt obferve, that it is no sufficient derogation fiom their authenticity, should the narrative contained in this letter not be found warranted in every particular; as Mr. Hume is to be confir'ered here merely as a reporter. I am, Sir, your's, &c.

W. COPY of a LETTER from the late DAVID HUME, Esq. to the late Sir

JOHN PRINGLE, M. D. MY DEAR SIR,

Si. Andrezu's Square, Edinburgh, Feb. 10, 1773. T | 'HAT the present Pretender was in he entered. My lord added, (I think

London in the year 1753, I know from the authority of the same lady) that with the greatest certainty, because I had he used fo little precaution, that he went ii from Lord Marechal, who said it con abroad openly in day-light in his own lifted with his certain knowledge. -Two dress, only laving anide his blue ribband or three days after his lordship gave me and star; walked once through St. this information, he told me that the James's, and took a turn in the Mall. evening before, he had learned several About five years ago, Latold this story curious particulars from a lady, ("ho I to Lord Holderness, who was secretary imagined to be Lady Primrose), though of state in the year 1753 ; and I added, my lord refused to name her. The Pre- that I fuppofed this picce of intelligence tender came to her house in the evening, had at that time cicaped his lordihip By without giving her any preparatory in no mcans, said he; and who do think formation, and entered the room, when first told it me. It was the king himself, The had a pretty large company with her, who fubjoined, And what do you think, and was herself playing at cards. He “ my lord, í should do with him?" was announced by the firvant under an Lord Holderness owned that he was puzother name: the thought the cards would zled how to reply, for if he declared his have dropped froin her hands on feeing real sentiments, they might favour of inhim; but the had presence enougl of difference to the royal family. The king mind to call him by the name he af- perceived his embarrassment, and extrisumed, to ask him when he came to Eng. cated iiim from it, by adding, “My lord, land, and how long he intended to fiay “I shall jutt do nothing at all, and there. After be and all the company went " when he is tired of England he will go away, the tervants remarked how won “ abroad again."--I think this fory, for derfully like the strange gentleman was the honour of the late king, ought to be to the prince's picture which hung on the more generally known. chimacy-piece, in the very room in which But what will surpise you more, Lord

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lle was

He died at Rome on the 3d of March, 1788. Since the death of bis father, in 1565, heliad aliumed the Utle of King of Great Britain, but on the continent was commoni; known by the name of the Chevalier St. George, and in England by that of the Pretender. jost luxty-seven years and two months old, being born on the 30th of November, 1520. His mother was the greatest fortune in Europe; she was the Princess Maria Clementina Sobieski, grand-daughter of the famous John Sobieski, King of Poland, who beat the Turks near Vienna.

She died January 18, 1735. N. S. Accounts of the Pretender's narrow escape from Scotland, in the year 1745, are to be found in our Magazines for October and November 1985, Vol. VIII. p. 266 and 329. He married some years ago a Princess of Stolberg, in Germany; but by her, who is still living, he has le't no issue. Every claim, there. fore, which might be thought to belong to him, devolves to his brother the Cardinal York, who is now in the sixty-third year of his age. The Pretender has left a natural daughter, who, by his afli med royal power, he lately created Duchess of Albany, and to whom he has be.. ( ueathed all the property he had in the French funds, which was very considerable. Sie is chnut twenty-five years of age, VOL. XIII. Do

Marecha

Marechal, a few days after the corona to be a man of the greatest probity and tion of the present king, told me that he honour in France, he would trust himbelieved the young Pretender was at that self to me, if I would promise to contime in Lordon, or at least had been to ceal and protect him. I own, added very lately, and had come over to see the Helvetius to me, although I knew the fhew of the coronation, and had actually danger to be greater of harbouring him seen it. I asked my lord the reason for at Paris than at London ; and although this stranye fact. Why, says hc, a gen. I thought the family of Hanover not only tleman told me so i hat saw him there, the lawful sovereigns in England, but the and that he even spoke to him, and only lawful forcreigns in Europe, as havwhispered in his ears these words: “Your ing the full and free consent of the people; royal highness is the last of all mor- 'yer was I luch a dupe to his flattery, that tals whom I should expect to see here.” 1 invited him to iny house, concealed

It was curiofity that lcd me,” said the him there going and coming near two other; " but I allure you,'' added he, years, had all his correspondence pars " that the person who is the object of all through my hands, met with his parti. " this pomp and magnificence, is the man zans upon Pont Neuf, and found at last I envy

the least." You see this story is that I had incurred all this danger and so ncar traced from the fountain head, as trouble for the most unworthy of all mor: to wear a great face of probability. Query, tals; insomuch that I have been afTured, what if the Pretender had taken up Dy. when he went down to Nantz to embark mock's gauntlet?

on his expedition to Scotland, he took I find that the Pretender's visit in Eng- fright, and refused to go on board; and land in the year 1753, was known to all his attendants, thinking the matter gone the Jacobites, and some of them have too far, and that they would be affrontassured me, that he took the opportunity ed for his cowardice, carried him in the of formally renouncing the Roman ca. night-time into the thip, pieds et mains tholic religion, under his own name of liés. I atked him, if he meant literally. Charles Stuart, in the New Church in the Yes, said he, literally: they tied hiin, Strand; and that this is the reason of the and carried him by main force. What bad treatment le met with at the court think you now of this hero and conof Roine. I own that I am a sceptic queror ? with regard to the last particulars.

Both Lord Marechal and Helvetius Lord Marechal had a very bad opinion agrce, that with all this ftrange character, of this unfortunate prince, and thought he was no bigot, but rather had learned there was no vice fo mcan or atrocious of from the philosophers at Paris to affect a which he was not capable; of which he contempt of all religion. You must know gave me several initances.-Miy lord, that both these perfons thought they were though a man of great honour, may be ascribing to him an excellent quality. thought a discontented courtier; but what Indeed both of them used to laugh at me quiie confirmed me in that idea of that for my narrow way of thinking in these princc, was a conversation I had with particulars. However, my dear Sir John, Helvetius at Paris, which I believe I

I hope you will do me the justice to ace have told you. In case I have not, I shall quit me. mention a few particulars. That'gen I doubt not but these circumstances tleman told me that he had no acquaint- will appear curious to Lord Hardwick, ta ance with the Pretender; but fomic time whom you will please to present my reafter that prince was chaced out of France, spects. I suppose his lordihip will think a letter, said he, was brought me from this unaccountable mixture of temerity him, in which he told me that the ne and timidity in the same character, not a ceflity of his affairs obliged him to be at little fingular. I am your's, very finParis, and as he knew me by character cerely,

DAVID HUME, ADVICE TO A NEW - MARRIED MAN.

Ву Mrs. THRALE (now Mrs. PIOZZ I.) I

RECEIVED the news of your mar headed kindness, and reflecting on the charms

riage with infinite delight, and hope that of your bride, cry out in a rapture, that you the fincerity with which I with your happi are happy enough without my rules. I isis, may excuse the liberty I take in giving know you are ; but after one of the forty you a few rules whereby more certainly to years, which I hope you will pass pleasingly obtain it. I see you imile at my wrous fogether, are over, this letter may come in

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