The Public Advertiser from London, Greater London, England on February 22, 1786 · Page 2
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A Bill con'taining\b much,various matter, which belonged to three different articles of regulation, could not eafily, even with all the analytical fagacity of the whole bench of julltces, be reduced to any one principle, unlefs indeed to that of the public good : and how far your brother jaftices may be averfe to fnch a deiign, yon, who know them beft, can form the beft judgment. But, Sir, let me requelt you to confider .what -this Bill really was. ' After marking the limits of the dillrift to which it was to extend, and dividing it into nine divifipns, the •bill might be considered as containing three heads of regulation—iff, the appointment of a Board of Police ; 2dly, the appointment of Juftices's Offices in each divifion ; and, 3dly, the appointment of a more frequent feflion. In the Board of Commiffioners of Police, it was meant the public fhould enjoy, what it has never yet feen, a fet of perfons who were paid, and whofe duty therefore .it ivould ba to watch over the peace of the town, and, as the act directs, to enforce all laws ivh'ich have been made for the prevention of offences again]} the peace, and the fpcedy pro/ecu- t'tonandpunifhmeitt of the fame, which in a few words comprehends all the particulars you give in your charge to your juftices, and a great deal more: thefe Commiffioners would be better able to execute this truft than the juftices, for many reafbns ; more particularly becaufe they were not to be interrupted by taking examinations, or hearing and determining as the juftices are. In order to dif- cbarge this great duty, the Commiffioners were to appoint a ftrong patrole in each di­ vifion : they were to receive intelligence from all the juftices' offices in the diilrict; which would make their Board an office of intelligence to the whole diftrict. They and their officers had powers given them to fearch for felons, receivers, vagrants, &c. analogous to-thofe refiding in juftices of peace at common-law. Secondly the juftices were rellrained from acting any where than at a public office, to be appointed in each divifion, at which fome jaftices were to he appointed with fa'aries, to be always attendant and acceffable, to tranfact bufinefs; one of whom was to be always rtfident. The refiding juftice was to account to the Commiffioners for all fees. The Old Bailey Seffions, and the Quarter Seffions were to be held weekly, or once a fortnight, or every three weeks, as might be thought moft proper. This is the outline of the three heads. of the Bill ; and the regulations thereby intended, feem to be founded on fuch principles as are generally admitted among all fen- iible and difinterefted men to be. right: an aclive and vigilant police—the pure and iur;rrupt adnihnit'ration of juflice—and a fpcedy punfument cf offenders. It is not eafy to determine whether all, or which of thefe principles it is, that the Middlcfex Juftices have difapfbved. In order to decyp-her the p their Jifapprobati ra of I nece/fary ti ccnf-Jer, with } points with which you quainted, and which I (hall brin^ rectl'ieetion in my next letter. I am, SIR, Your's, &c. INHABITANT ^WESTMINSTER. For the Public Advertifer. THEATRICAL S. " 71 /f A R K me"—quoth Triftram— XV A " your fine gentleman or man of affectation—-is generally in the wrong." This wrong—and which is decidedly fo in a public place—was about to have proved fo moil materially to poor fl' Kaffe. A fong— Morris's -fong was on the point of the fword—but it has now fallen on the head of Jidcvin with better purpofe—good humour and good ap'phiufe. With Q'Kecffe's ftories—-his intereft—and the conduct of his pieces, we have nothing commendatory to clo : —but his murk—and that moft pleafant-—with'his native oddities— and ftrong humour—throughout confpicu- oufly happy in this laft—have made Love in a Camp as laughable—and as irrefiftible as moft of his former pieces. •Perhaps in the annals of Farce--never was fo much made of fo trifling a part—as that " cf the God of lVdr"—\3y Quid :—his fword—-his fpursand his fong—which fhould never be heard •without an encore—exceed all power of face, and fpeak ftrong fatire moft energetically. Our graife—which could not follow The PROJECTS —has to purfue the_ good grace of the author in withdrawing it—as ftrong in proof of good Tenfe—as the happier fcenc could have been to him. " To command fuccefs"—is out of all power but that of the Minifter's—and Kemble has no right to blufti in being fomewhat inferior to Mr. Pitt. For the Public Advertifer. . . A r. s w E a to tbe t THEATRICALS of Friday. T HE violent friends of poor Henderfon remind me of a little print of poor Hogarth, where Pope is feen whitewafhing Lord Burlington, and bedaubing everyone around him—At the funeral rites, authors were feryed up, now actreffes are to be fa- crificed to the manes ot poor Henderfon—A writer, doubtlefs a friend of poor Hender- fon's, as well as to the Houfe of Siddons, in your paper of laft Friday, under the head Theatricals, takes occ'afion to pay his compliments to Mrs. Siddons at the expence of Mrs. Abington, who is only mentioned-to be abufeJ. 1 ihould wilh to know if the latter of theic ladies lias declined psrforrmV.g for f,nn .toting of //•.';, it v- ill be ur leave, fome v.ry well ac- to youi fioorMrs,- Henderfon.; if/flbc .hat,-it is thci firfjt time her heart has been eftranged from its primitive gopdnefs ; if (he has not, it is certainly not verf decent in the friends of poor Henderfon to afcribe every merit of the expected performance to Mrs. Siddons, and nothing to the account of- Mrs. Abington. Juftice hints that there is more merit in the one .Lady's playing, for the Family Benefit who never received the leaft favor from any branch of it, than in one who lived in habits of intimacy,, and owed in fome meafure an introduction to public life to poor Henderfon. The one has ever been ready to ftep forward to affift the benefit of her aflbciates on the ftage — the other, if we believe the Irifh accounts, only played for her OWN benefit.* D R ACQ. To CORRESPONDENTS. SOMERS is unavoidably poftponed. DRACO will always be paid due attention to. Teflerday arrived the. Mailfrom Holland. Paris, Feb. io. T HE trade of the "colonies has refumed vigour; the North of Europe has given orders for confiderable quantities of fugar, coffee, and other productions of our iflands. Tunis, Nov. 30. Yeflerday a fhipwas dif- patched from hence with the definitive anf- wer of the Bey, concerning the differences with the Republic of Venice : he demands by this anfwer 100,000 Venetian ducats, be- fides the ufual prefent of jewels. If his demand' be granted, he propofes to make, in the ancient treaty, fuch alterations as fhall be judged convenient. Vienna, Feb. 8. The Emperor, defirous of abolifhing in his States the claims of birthright fo prejudicial to the younger branches of families, hath ordered divers States of his extenfive Empire, to adopt fuch efficacious means, that for the future the fucceffion to patrimonial poffeffions be regulated on the footing of equality between the children of the fame father or the fame mother. The Emperor extends his attention to the kingdom of Hungary, which he with reafon efteems as the brighteft jewel of his crown. If, on the one hand, the Monarch fubjects the Hungarians to the payment of impofts and taxes, which they were unufed to before the prefent reign, he neglects nothing to facilitate the means of their acquiring affluence and eafe, which they may employ with fuccefs. Hie Majefty hath ordered an early communication to be opened between Hungary and his other States, and even-between the different provinces of that fertile kingdom, by means of highways and canals, to facilitate- the interior commerce of - the kingdom. - _ . From the LONDON GAZETTE. Ijord Chamberlain's Office, Feb. 21, 1786. \ANIEL Gib, E'fq; late Surgeon in Extraordinary, is appointed Surgeon in Ordinary to his Majefty's Houfehold, in the room of Charles Hawkins, Efq; promoted. Lord Chamberlain's Office, Feb. 21, 1785. OnTuefdaythe 14th inftant James Earle, Efq; of Hanover-fquare, was appointed to be Surgeon in Extraordinary to his Majefty's Houfehold. CHESTER LENT CIRCUIT. The Hon. Richard Pepper Arden, The Hon. Daines Barrington. Montgomeryfhire. Thurfday March 30, at Pool.. Denbighfhire. Wednefday April, 5, at Wrexham. „ Flintshire. Tuefday April .11, at Mold. Chefhire. Monday April 17, at the Caftle of Chefter, Commiffwns ftgncd by hisMajeJly for the Army in Ireland, all dated the Ztlh of Jan. 1786. 24th Regiment of foot, Lieutenant John Quin Freeman to be Captain, viceVer- child, deceafed. Ditto, Enfign John Britland Hollings to be Lieutenant, vice Freeman. 45th Regiment of foot, Lieutenant John Huthwaite, from half-pay of the late 86th oc Rutland regiment of toot, to be Lieutenant, vice Hiil/exchanged. Vienna, Feb. 3. The Dutch Deputies had their audience of leave of the Emperor on Sunday laft. BANKRUPTS. Thomas Cotton, late of Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk, Corn-merchant, to furrender March 1, 10, April 4, at Guildhall, London. Attornies, Meff. Parnther and Druce, Old London-ftreet. James Griffiths, of the parifh of St. George, Hanover-fquare, Cheefemonger, to fur- render March 2., 4, April 4, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Robinfon, Great Ruifell-ftreet, Bloombury. Nicholas Weatherby, of Gatefhead, in the county of Durham, Woollen-draper, to furrender March 6, 7, April 4, at the Goat, in Gatefhead. Attornies, Mn John Atkinfon, at his Office on the Key Side, Newcaftle upon Tyne, and Mr. Wilfon, Bartlett's-buildings. DIVIDENDS to be made to CREDITORS. March 27. William Fdtham, of Fleet- ftreet, Hatter, at Guildhall. March 14. James Willetts, of Bandy-leg- walk, Southwark, Smith, at Guildhall. March 15. Avery Jebb, of London, Merchant, at Guildhall March 18. John Lonfdale, of Sunderland near the Sea, Mercer, at the houie of Walter Reay, in Sunderland. y->>. t^- _> . * ^ * .* . , ^ April^ ^ohn-^innoctcr'late of JPenie^^-; Cabinet-maker, at the Black Swan, in Devizes. May 11. Penny Beeckman, of Briftol, Lemon and Ofringe;.nae/chant, at the Bufh Tayern, ..in Coxn-ftreet, Briftol. March 15. William Briftow, no\v or late of Ullenhall, in the parifh of Wppten Waven, Warwickfhire, Cordwainer, at the Bell, in Tamworth. " . : April 10. ' Edward, Davis, of Briftol, Hooper, at the Bufh Tavern, in Corn- ftreet, Briftol. March 28. John Stiles and Copela'nd;Stiles, late of London, Merchants, at Guildhall. March 18. Caleb Blanchard and Thomas Lowis, of Coleman-ftreet, Merchants, at Guildhall. March 23/ Benjamin Montague, of Bath, -Perfumer, at the Black Horfe Inn> in New Sarum. April 13. Richard Rofliter, of Heaton Norris, in Lancafhire, Hat-maker, at Budworth's Tavern, in Manchefter. CERTIFICATES to be granted. March 14. Edward Carter, of Bond-ftreet, Hardwareman. March 14. Richard Taylor, late of the pa­ rifh of Stoke Lacey, in Herefbrdfhire, but now a prifoner in the gaol for the faid , county, Cordwainer. LONDON. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS. HOUSE of LORDS. TUESDAY , Feb. 21. Read a firft time the bill to prevent the exportation of hay. Read a firft time the Crewhorne road bill. § Adjourned. HOUSE of COMMONS. TUESDAY , Feb. 21. The Houfe was to have proceeded to ballot for an Election Committee ; but at half paft three- o'clock, there being but-92 Members prefent, and the act requiring an hundred, they were compelled to adjourn *' 1 to-morrow, Adjourned. till This day there will be a Levee at St. James's. Though miniftry are difpofed to repair and enlarge our forts, it is by no means true, as a certain morning print would make us believe, that they intend on this account to diminifh the navy. Our fleets have ever been, the bulwarks of Britain, and a diminution of them might be attended with very ierious conicquences. Afiniftry are very fenfible of this, and therefore do not mean to adopt any plan by which it could in the leaft fuffer. They are, however, of opinion, that along with the improvement of our navy, that.of oar decayed forrs ought to be promoted. _ The Eraprefs of Ruffia,. though formerly, attached to the Emperor of. Germany; is not (as fome mifinformed politicians would infinuate) difpleafed with Britain on. account of the Regency of Hanover having joined the German Confederacy againft the Emperor. That wife Priucefs is well aware that the Court of Britain is not refponfible for any meafures which the Electorate of Hanover may embrace. Befides, it is.her intereft to fupport every fcheme for pre-, ferving the peace of Europe. • So far from her entertaining any aniirolity againft Britain at prefent, "fire entertains ' the higheft friendfhip for her ; and the commercial treaty now upon the tapis, and which is likely to be foon brought to a happy con- clufion, will be a proof of her regard for, Britain. Hoftilities on the continent of Europe are no more talked of ; and every thing wears the appearance of lafting peace and unanimity. The Americans are burdened with taxes. Their commeree is low; their public credit is far from being extenfive ; and they experience a great many of thole evils which are incident to an infant ftate, which has hardly yet begun to emerge from the horrors of war. The Americans are now 1 fenfible of the lofs they fuftain in having thrown off their allegiance to this country. From this convi&ion they begin to'look towards Britain with a favourable eye ; they ' wifh to form commercial arrangements with her, and fhew a predilection for her commodities. Of this favourable difpofitien miniftry are aware j and are, as far as we can learn, about to take every ftep to avail themfelves of it. It was generally thought, at the meeting of Parliament, that this would prove a fhort Seffion ; but, in all probability, it will not be the fault of our patriots, who are fuch fticklers for j old cuftoms, if it is not fpun out to near about the ufual length, The mode propofed for trying the cafe of Mr. Haftings will take up a confiderable time; and, no doubt, equal pains-will be takeu to protract the inveftigation of other matters in feadinefs, one after another, to pop forth from their buget: All this, to be fure, with views to ferve the public; .for none who know the fineerlty of their profeffions, will believe there is any thing of felfva the master. ' The advantages of a full town will be felt by many ; and by none more than thofe •worthy friends to their caufe, whofe harveft depends fo much on the products of long and crowded nights in Palace-yard. The report is revived of the Prince of Wales again treating for Knebv/orth, Mr, LyttonVplace in the " neighbourhood ol Melbourne Houfe. ^ Lady" Archer 's new phaewn is bj'fcr the ? moft in alt of any carriage of the .kind we recoiled in female hands. Foley Houfe is talked of as a refider.ee for the Spanifh Ambafiador-when he Arrives; : The late benefit of 'Mr. Abington was by Tar the greatell^i^eipt'.ever.i^noyn^^'.Qp- vent Garden. The approaching benefit of the Hender­ fon family by all accounts will*tu*h ont yet more profitable,—bur from-'the number, of private prefen ts, not from t}ip.- greater receipt at thejioufe ; forVthat is* hardly •pebble. 1 . ' The rage for black letter books, like the Hogarth mania, is at prefent a kind of fa- fhionable infanity. General Burgoyne's new comedy, if efti- mated on the Hudibraftic fcale of the worth of a thing being at what it will bring, then becomes rateable very highly indeed, the laft fix nights reprefentatian" of the performance having produced, above fifteen hundred pound*. ; With fuch a performer in the theatre a'3 Mrs. Wells for the female in the breeches part, why'not without delay revive Wycherley's beft comedy, the Plain-Dealer i In the nonfenfe of Ton—and where of nonfenfe is there fuch excefsf—-in the noife and nonfenfe of .Ton, the Marriage} we may fay the Fatal Marriage T if ever it fhould come to pafs, is yet a leading, topic : and as ingenious fiction loves to be ciroimftan- tial, time when, place where, and manner how, are all to be met with in every fa- fhionable cirele—to this tune and purpofe, that the lady's priefl was the officiating mi- nifter—that fuch a lawyer was confulted— that fuch and fuch'promifes were made- as to endowment and elevation, &c. &c—all obvioufly fuch monftrons and impoffible lies as folly only could exprefs or credit. Clarges-ftreet continues bleft in the enjoyment of eloquence and love. Bath Houfe is to remain as it is, till- any- future marriage of Mifs Pulteney. When well modeniiz. t, ind a little enlarged, it will be among the u \ houfes in London* If there fhould be, as it is faid and fup- pofed there will be, a continuation of Southampton-row to the north, the Buildings ; ia Bedford-fquare and Gowex-ftreet will" be fomewhat depreciated ; but ftill they will continue extremely well fituated, as the area from eaft to weft between the two rows of houfes meafures above a thoufand feef. In cafe of fuch a pile "of building being raifed along the Duke of Bedford's private road, the Duke of Bolton's houfe will be the chief fufferer. The property which Mr. Orde has in re- verfion, after the death of the Duke of. Bolton* is no lefs.than 18,6ool. a year. The Dutch are faid to have come to a determination to put their marine on a re- fpcctable footing. Things continue in Holland in as confufed a ftate as ever, and civil contentions give continual alarm to government, as the advocates of the Stadth'older are numerous and refpectablc. - Whatever objections may be made to ths mail can-iage plan, it is obvioufly the" only fafe mode of conveyance ; and iafety of conveyance is "certainly a very important object ofconfideration. There are no public plans that have not their inconvenience. Extratltyfa letter from Portfmov.th, Feb. 20. ' Arrived the William and Hannah,-Day, . ' from Sunderland; Nancy,-Footner, from. ' London ; and Jemmyibn, Walker, from ' Newcaftle. * * Sailed'the Freedom, Andrews, for Li' veipool.' The Hallifax Packet-boat, for Jamaica ;. the Thynne ditto, for the Leeward Iflands ; the Speed/ ditto, for New- York ; and the King George ditto, for Lifbonj failed from, Falmouth the 15 th inft. Monday Mr. Brent from, the Tax Office attended the Houfe of Commons, and pre- fented according to order, •*' An account of the total Jums afTefTed in Great Britain for horfes and carriages, heretofore under the management of the Commiffioners of Excife for waggons, wains, and other fuch carriages, and for male ar.d female.fervants, and for fhops." And alfo* . " The total of fums aflefTed upon all inhabited houfes, as far as the fame can be made up in complete periods, diftinguilhing each period and each affefTment." - The titles were read, and the accounts ordered to be- printed. ' * AfTefTment on houfes for /. s* d. half a year -. - 259,224 5 n Ditto [hops, three qnartew o£ a year Ditto male fervants, three quarters - - .-' 66,997 9 4 Ditto female fervants - 24.426 16 6 Ditto horfes, half a year 67,115 4 > 5 Ditto, four wheel carriages 87,992 io 9 Ditto two wheel - - 19,907 .9 o Monday a petition from the debtors confined in York-Caftle, was prefented to the Houfe of Peers, read, and ordered to lie on the table. ; Admiral "Graves, we hear, will fucceed Admiral Milbank in the ftation of Port . Admiral at Plymouth According to letters from Antwerp, of the 10th inft. the exchange of the forts Lillo and Lieftenhoeck, wi^h the territories -thereto belonging, which are now become a part of the A'uttrian dominions, took place on the 26th ult. The Flemifh flag is now flying at thofe places, and aigarrifon nut in each, the.Dntchhavingcarried awayallthtir move­ ables on the day before the Auftriaus runrch- id in. 55,481 4 9

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