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Remarkable Register.Storj os Foote's Commissary. 25gf
speak of the Privilege of Parliament 5 Thomas, baptised Nov. 1, in 1637 in reference not to one House in par- 6 John, do. Dec. 15, in 16 jo
ticular, but to both Houles. What 7 Susannah, do. July 25, in 164.1 then is the present case? Mr Wilkis, a 8 Elizabeth, do. Oct. 20, in 164.4. Member of the House of Commons, He could not lerve the Cure of Krym
is committed for being theAuthor and before he was 12, consequently he had Publisher of an infamous and seditious A served it at the birth ot his Libel. Is a Libel ipfifacto irr itself an j(t Child 67 Years aged 89
actual breach of the peace? Dalian, »d do. 69 do. — 91
in his "Justice of the Peace, sol. 189. de- jd do. 70 do. — 9*
fines a Libel as a thing tending to the +th <So. 71 do. — 94
Breach of the 'Peace. In Sir Baptist sth do. 7+ do. — 9S
tf/rtf's cafe, Hob. 124. it is called ipro- 6:h do. 76 do. — 9S
vocation to a Bi each of the Peace. In B 7th do. 78 do. —100
Lev. 139. the King against Summers, 8th do. 81 do. _ — 103
it was held to be an offence conuiable Mr Sampson was buried August 4th,
before Justices, because it/««■/*/to a 1655; he was then at least 114, and breach of the peace. In Hanuk. PI. h ut been Minister of Kejm 91 years. Cr. 193. chap. 73. sect. 3. it is called The register is of his own writing till a thin:; diiectly tending to a b;each of near the time of his death. It wat the rmblic peace. Now, that which _ examined by the Rev. Mr Juxon, on tends on\y to the breac". of the peace, Feb. 28, 1743. is not an actual breach of it, is too
plain a proposition to admit of argu- A circumstantial Account os AsrFoOTE* menr. But if it was admitted thai a new Piece, intitled, The Commis
Librl'was a breach of the peace, still Sary.
Privilege cannot be excluded, unless <sbi principal Persons in the Drama, are, it requires surety of the peace j and zachary Fongus, the Commiflathere has been no precedent but that D Mr fmU_
of the seven Bishops cited to (hew that ]sa'ac J,uncus a Tallowchandler, sureties of the peace are requirt-able hjs bro„ier#
fiom a Libeller j and as to the oni- gruel> a Teacher of Oratory, nion of the three Judges in that cale, bridoon a Riding.Master. it only serves 10 shew the milerable Doctor Catcut, a Mulick Master, state of justice in those nays. Ally- Mss MgcHLINf a deakr in silks, bone, one of the three.was a rigid and £ ,ace8i &^ w which &e adcjs tbe re_ professed Papist ; Wright and Hollo-way, pinable profession of match-making
I am much afiaid, were placed there £std bav(,dinK for people of fortune,
for doing jobbs; and Powell, the only p0LLY> her Niece.r honest wan upon the bench, gave no ,ENNy her Maid, opinion at all. Perhaps it implies an J^ LovEIT, an old Dowager, who absurdity to demand sureties ot the erapioys Mrs Mechlin to get her a
peace si om a Libeller, however, what £ ^ . ^^
vru done in the case of the seven Bi- p ...
JhflM I am bold to deny was law. fpHE story of this piece is extreme
Upon the whole, tho' it should be 1 ly short in itself, though crouded admitted, that sureties of the peace with a number of characters, are requ reable from Mr Wilkes, still fungus, a man of mean extraction
his Privilege of Parliament will not and low education, being appointed a be taken away till sureties have been Commissary during the late war inG*rdemWed and refused. Let him be many, contrives to amass an immenle d isebar«d. Easter Term, 3 Ceo. III. O fortune; and coming over at the con,,«, C P the King against John elusion of the peace, sets up, tho' in Wake's Esq;' \DiVst of the Laws con- the decline of life, for a fine gent e• S, Idio-iil man. With this view, he takes ele
arnuts Libels, fO. 49 3+-J ^ apartments at Mrs Mechlins, to
Extract from the Register of Keym, near whose character he is an ent.re ftran
* 7 Lei-clter. r.er, and engages Fencing-masters,
MR Thomas Sampson being minister Riding-masters, Musick-masters, dan
in the year 1563, he had by his H ctng, and even mailers in Oratory, to
v..re Tomison eight children, ««.' teach him she-necessary accompl.ft
rlovce: baoiilei Feb. ,2. in .630 ments. Mrs Mechhn had too much
* Ann rio. May 6, in iftja knowledge of the world not to see in
* K^ard. do. Fj. 6 in .633 a moment the foibles of her lodger
and too great a regard for her interest weeks and three days, comes to solicit not to turn them to her own account. Mrs Mechlin's assistance for a young Actuated by this principle, (he gained husband: the obliging Commode very the Commissary's confidence, and find- readily assents, and desires her to call ing him passionately desirous of mar- next day. In the mean time Harpy, rywg a woman of quality, she dressed, the Attorney, carries a young Oxonian up Dolly, as the daughter of a Scotch to Mrs Mechlin's, who wants to imEarl, and introduced her to poor Za- A prove his circumstances by marrying ehary, as a lady, whose narrowness of Tome old liquorish Dowager, with a fortune reduced her to the necessity of large fortune. Mrs Mechlin thinking accepting some inferior person that this a very proper Match for the miwas blest with a'great estate. 'Twas tron of Devonshire-square, brings them in vain that honest Isaac, the brother, together; when, 6 dire mischance! argued against this connection, and the antiquated Lady finds the Enamopointed out the numberless insults B rato to be her own son, whom she had which he must receive from her Right driven to that disagreeable extremity
Hon. relations; the Commissary, ra- by her cruelty and avarice. The
vished with the supposed rank, of Lady Commissary, finding the near relation
Saebarija, Dolly's new name, swallow- of these parties, at the winding up of
ed every improbability which Mrs his own story, makes it a source of
Mechlin thought proper to tell j and at fresh exclamation against Mrs Merkhn,
last threatened, that if Isaac said ano- and cries, "O monstrous! What,
ther syllable against the match, he ^ bring a son to commit incense with hi*
would go farther still, and marry a, * own mother!"
Dutches;. This piece is to be considered raMrs MeMn having tXiwsool'dup the ther as a collection of glowing scenes, unfortunate Commissary to the top of boldly put together by a spirited hand, hit bent, she consults with Harpy her than the elaoorate work of a master lawyer, and gets a large settlement for p inflexibly mindful of nature and pro. Lady Sacbarijsa ; but just as the nup- priety. However, what Mr Foole wants tials are going to be celebrated, Jenny tn conduct, he has so amply aroned runs to Isaac Fungus's, and thro' some for in humour, that it is utterly impique at her mistress, discovers the possible for the most sanctified son of whole artifice. Inconsequence of this the Tabernacle to be present, without information, the honest Tallow-chan- unbending the austere solemnity of «ller instantly posts to his brother, and his phyz, and joining in the universal acquaints him with what he has heard j E grin that possesses the more ungodly the Commissary at first would pay no part of the spectators, attention to his account,; but Doctor There are two pictures professedly Catgut, who had a child by Dolly, hap- copied from a couple of honest genpening to be present, recognizes his tlemen of very whimsical estimation old acquaintance; and Mrs Mechlin, in this metropolis; namely, Doctor having secured the settlement, does Catgut, who informs the audience he not think it worth her while to deny F has lately turned poet; and Mr Gruel, the matter any longer. The Commit- th» Orator, who teaches the true prosary upon this reproaches her with her nunciation of the English languagedishonesty; but she soon retorts, and The Doctor tells us "he has a list of asks him how he has acquired his pro- chimes from Z down to great A,which digious fortune? Dwells upon the being set to tolerable airs and a danumberless frauds and oppressions he G capo, he can at anytime run a couple •roust have committed to raise so im- of months; and, the Orator informs mcii'e a sum; and concludes with ap- us, it is not with onr mouths we speak, pealing to the audience, if she, who but with our tongue, our teeth, and only assists the pleasures of thole who our throat; in proportion, fays he, are able to pay for her service, and at as we contract or distend these organs most injures but individuals, is not a in proportion we become shrill or compantively innocent character to „ loud; and hence it is we find the difhini who plunders a whole people? ference, for example, between a whirSuch is the main story of this piece | tie and a bawl, but there is a little episode, or underplot, which i< happiiy woik'd up by Abstract of an AS for the Preservation's Mr Toote.——Mrs Ixmeit, a widow of Fi;>h, m Rivers, Ponds, Sie-ws.Scc, sixty, fi'om Devonshire square, whose rpHK act commenced the ill day husband has hre:n dead three whole J^ of Jam, aud enacts, Th.u any
The Fijh ASt^-tffeUi of it.—Logwood Cutters, &c. '25$
person entering a park or paddock, them at Remits i Bite, the New River, and
or any«nclosure belonging to a dwel- Kit H~ndo, the placet from whence they
ling-house through which a stream had been driven.
runs, or in which there (hall be any I have the pleasure to assure their Lord* pond or other piece of water, and shall ^ps. that I have strictly obeyed their orby arty means take or kill the fish, de"» in seeing his Majesty1* commands without consent of the owner, shall be ponctually executed; and likewise to astransported for seven years. A sure them> that the inhabitants of the bay
AU persons assisting, or receiving areP"*ct,ly J,a,isned- „ ,
the fish when kiUed or taken, to suffer DonPbthp Remirex it Efleim, Ute gover
fhe fame n0r otJuca""'> who wa» th« "use of the
An offender discovering hisaccom- <"sturbTM«s in the bay, i, dead. The
,. - - "-V. j »„ ^„j„5 present governor seems greatly concerned
pbces is int.tled to pa don * * predecessor: and ex.
Persons taking or killing fish m any ss n hi h st / > ° «
river, or other water that., not within g, BrltanicklM^Al\ fobjea, ,1TM ,,t
a park, paddock, or enclosure belong- » sureSuthe wil^nde.vour, in 'every in
ing to a dwelbng-house, but in any stance> t0 manisest by hjs future cenduct
other enclosed ground that Is private ,ne truth of h,s assmion, by livin_ in [h(J
property, (hall forfeit five pounds, and strjctest harmony with them,
may be apprehended by a Justice's j have ordered the ships with the troop»
warrant, on oath, the penalty to be thatcame down with me, btcV.x.0 Jamaica,
paid on conviction, or the offender and am myself going to Pcnstala, to exe
committed to prison for six months, Q cute their Lordlhip's orders. Iam,&e.
Persons stealing or killing Rabbits Vf. BURNABY. in a warren, or assisting so to do, to
be tranlported, whipped, fined, or im- Translation of a Letter from the Governor of
frrisoned, at the discretion of thecourt. Jucatan r„S/r William Bumaby, tnttrn
An exception is made in this Act to *f '/ Honduras,
the killing of Rabbits on the sea and SIR,
river banks in the county of Lincoln. T\ T Received, by the hands of Lieutenant?
Jl JamitCoak, the esteemed favour of your
Extras of a Letter from York, June *3. excellency's letter dated the i6th of Jan.
, "yy, and with it the duplicate of the royal
ALL ranks of people here are run- order of the King my master . in wlli<:h nmg mad, on account of the he disapproves the measures taken by my new Act so prevent fishing, even in a predecessor Don Philip Remirmdt Efitmu, is river with an angle-rod. Three per- disturbing the logwood cutters in their oclons were taken up the other day, and cupationin Rio Hondo, and that they should fined; and several other psrsons since E be re-established in those places where have been informed against; but a they cut before. Your Excellency assurgentleman, who was brought up to ing me, that the intention of his Britannick the law, and is a magistrate for this Majesty is to preserve perfect harmony and county, is of opinion the Act is not friendship with the Court of his Catholic* printed right: The Act, however, oe- Majesty and his subjects; andon this incisions great confusion in this place. telligence, and in obedience to his royal
order, 1 have wrote to the Commandant of
Copy of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Sir W\\- Battalar, that, without the least demurs,
liam Bumaby, Commander in Chief of bit ** P" the subjects of his £«»«.«* Maj efj
Maiefiyt Squadron stationed et Jamaica, to tv ln posseslion of logwood cutting in' Rio
Philip Stephens, Secretary cf the Ada- JWo, where he is to permit them the free
ratty, dated Active, off the River Balize, u(e of that trade without incommoding
in the Bay ofHonduras, tbt i6th tf" March, t""*1. treating them with the utmost po
j.g- liteness, as they are subjects of a nation ac
Q friendship with us. And for my part, I
S I R> have the honour to assure your Excellency,
HA V IN G this day received the Go- that under no pretext whatsoever there
vernor of Jucatai-.'s answer to my shall be the least extortion offered to the
dispatches, inclosing the duplicate of the subjects cf his Britannitk Majesty employed
order from the court cf Spain, I herewith in cutting logwood ; being assured his Ma
send his answer and a translation thereof, jesty would be greatly concerned at any
and detue you will communicate the same change that might interrupt the good to their Lordships, acquainting them like- " harmony that subsists between the two
wife, that the logwood cutters, in the Bay crowns.
of llandarai, have had possession given I rejoice at your Excellency's safe arri
tbcm in orm, by the Commandant at Bac- val at the.oWuu.ind, at the receipt of this,
ealsr, agreeable to an order, he received hope your Excellency n...y be in pet sect
z§6 Victory in Bengal.—Litter to the Church of Scotland.
Extract ofaLettir from Major Hector Mumo, tors for his bravery and good conduct. Both
Commanding in Chef hit Majisty's and the these officers had their horses shot under them
East India Comfnr.y'i Troopt >« Bengal, to in the action.
tbe Earl of Sandwich, dattd at the Camp at I hare the honour to be, &c.
Buxar, tit 261b of October 1764, received HECTOR MUNRO
the I si Instant.'
J' Have the pleasure to acquaint your Lord- A #;, Mjjtsti't Most tracioat Ltttir to the Ct.
ship, that hia Majesty's troops and the mrai Assembly of tbe Cb-wtb of Scotland,
'dia company's, which I have the honour to nad May l$d bison tbe: Right Honourabli
command, have gained a com pleat victory tbe Earl of Glasgow. Hie Majfty't High
over the King and Vizier of HMoftn, the Ccmmiffiontr, and tbe Master of that Vtr.tr**
13d of this month. Their army consisted of b/t Body.
jo.ooo men at least. Inclosed I have the ho- CEORCE R /?
Hour to fend your Lordship a return of ours!''
They had 6000 men killed on the field of _ T) Ight Reverend and well beloved, we battle; and we took 130 pieces of cannon ** t\ greetyou well. Itis with thehigheft fafrom them, besides several stor.s of different tisfaction, that we embrace every opportunity kinds. On the nil encUmped so near the of renewing to you those testimoines of our enemy's encampment, as to be just out of the paemal affection, which your duty and loyalty range of their shot. The morning of the to us and our government, and your steady feion, at day-light, I went out with some of attention to the great xoncermj of religion the principal officers to reconnoitre their si- and virtue, deserve at our hands. It is from tuatinn, intending to attack them the follow- the experience we have had of your pruden< e, jng day; but finding their whole army under _ candour, and moderation, those constant alarms, returned to camp, ordered in our ad- ** tendants ot a truly Christian spirit, that we vanced posts and grand guards, the drums to gladly support the General assemblies as the neat to arms, and in less than twenty mi- church of Scotland, and this present meeting nutes after the line of battle was formed, in particular, with our Royal Countenance having made my disposition for it the day be- »nd Authority,
sore. They began to cannonade us at nine We need not recommend the avoiding
o'clock in the morning, and half an hour of »ll contention and unedifying debates, to
after, the action became general: We had a those who have no other object in their view
morass in oar front, which prevented our D than the suppressing licentiousness, immora
moving forward for some time; by which lity, and vice, and who are actuated by no
means the number of cannon they had, and other zeal, than that which tends to the ad
which were well levelled, and equally well vancement of true religion, and consequently
disposed of, galled us very much. I was to the general peace and happiness of society,
forced 10 order a battalion of Seapoys, with No religion can be sincere, which doca
«ne gun, from the right of the first line, tn not require a conscientious discharge of the
move forward (o silence one of their batteries duties it prescribes: No Government can be
which played upon our flank; and obliged to steady which is not founded upon maxims of
support it by another battalion from the se- £ public liberty under the influence and restric
cond line, which had the desired effect. I tion of wholesome lawj. The purity of the
then ordered both the lines to lace to the Christian Faith is distinguished by the si ft j
right, and keep marching, in order to clear 'be happiness of the British constitution is de
the left wing of tbe morals; and when done, rived from the second: It ia by infusing into
face to our former front, the right widg the minds of the people committed to yocr
wheeling up to the left, to clear a tope, or care, these civil and religious principles, so
small wood, that was upon out right; then essential to their has pines*, both here aaid
the first line moved forward, keeping a very hereafter, that you will be effectually intitled
brisk canonade. I sent orders to Major Pern- F to our favour.
A^who commanded the second line, to face We have again granted our right trusty
ttTo the right about, and follow the first; and right well beloved cousin, John Earl of
but that officer saw the propriety of that Glasgow, to represent our royal person in this
movement so loon, that he began to put it in assembly; you, who have already experienced
execution before he received my order. 1m- his affection for you, will be sensible of our
mediately after, both linea pushed forward attention to you in this choice. We need not
with so much ardour and resolution, at which assure you, that the Presoyterian church of
time the small arms began, that the enemy _ Scotland, as by law established, will always
soon after began to give way; and five mi- " meet with our support, in the full enjoyment
Bute* before twelve, their whole army was of their rights and privilege's; and with such
put to flight. Give me leave, my Lord, to conviction on your part, we h.ve no doubt
'au eat your Lordship may be pleased to ac- but that this meeting will be concluded with
quaint his Majesty with the gallant and brave the lame unanimity, harmony, and brotherly
behaviour of the troops in general: And I affection, which have distinguished any for
beg leave particularly to recommend Cspt. mtr Assembly, and we bid you heartily fate
Cbarlti Gordon, of the eoth regiment, my Aid .. well .
<f« Catnp, for his brave and spirited behaviour. ** i"Given at our Court at St Jamu'% the
Your Lordship will excuse me, if, at the same aoih of jipril 1763, 111 tbe jtb yeares
lime, 1 wish Major Pemtle nvcht be lecosri- our reign.
-JBcndcd iv the Chairman and Court of L>.ut- B/ his Majesty's Command