« ΠροηγούμενηΣυνέχεια »
fe parated two and two on each side That God, according to his eterof the road to make way for his nal decrees, has seirt him, Scheich horse, but he not choosing to ride Mansour, to put a stop to corrupbetween them, turned his horle to tion amongit men. 2. That his go on the outside of them; his mission has put an end to the power horse made a trip, and at that in- of Mahomet, and that himself aItant one of them, without speake lone ought to be looked upon now ing a word, struck him on the head, as the true prophet. 3. That in and knocked him off his horse, and consequence his sectaries must abwas making up to him with a cui- itain from the journey to Mecca, lass, when Mr. Chapman, being an and from all other pilgrimages in active, strong man, jumped up, honour of the old prophet. The guarded off the blow of the cutlass, number of Scheich Mantour's adknocked the footpad down, and ran herents was incontiderable at first, to take up the cutlass, in order to but now they form a little army, defend hijnself against the four. As with which he has made himielf he was stooping for it, he was knock- malier of several lirong posts, where ed down by one of the other men, he seems determined to defend himand three of them fell upon him, self in case of an attack on the part and beat him in an unmerciful man- of the government. See Dec. 12. ner with the cutlass over the head, 20. Some gentlemen courfing in and robbed him of about six pounds, the neighbourhood of Castleton, in and one of the footpads cried, the High Peak, Derbyshire, started « Damn him, make an end of him a hare at the foot of the celebrated at once." But providentially two Marn-tor, a mountain elevated near gentlemen were fecn coming on the 800 feet above the valley, in which road, upon which the four footpads the town of Calileton is situated. ran up Peckham Gap, and got clear She ran directly up the steep ascent, off. The two gentleinen very hu- and was followed by a leaf of greymanely took care of Mr. Chapman, hounds ; when they came to the and conducted hiin home to his wife top, the hare found herself so closeand family in Church-itreet, Stokely pursued, that she had no other Newington, where he lies dangere alternative but death by the dogs, outly ill of the wounds he re- or leaping dircetly down the preciceived.
pice at least 150 feet deep. She Conftantinople, Nor. 4. The ad- made choice of the latter, and the vices which the Porte receives from dogs after her; the fate of all was time to time refpecting the progress what night be expected they were of the fanatic Scheich Mansour, in found dead at tire bottom. Upper Asia, become daily more a- - Statement of a speciai law case, larming, which has occationed fresh Forward againit Pithood : the deinstructions to be sent to the bashaw fendant was a common carrier, to of Erzerum, that he might take the whom the plaintiff had delivered a most effe&tual measures to repress parcel of hops, at Weyhill fair, to that evil in its beginning. Scheich be carried by the defendant's wag. Mansour, shaping his conduct on gon. The defendant put them into the founder of the Muffulman wor- his warehouse, and during the night jhip, is at the fame time both pro- a tire broke out at an adjoining phet ind foldier. The principal booth (jee p. 15.) and consumed 221059 attributed to him are, 1. the defendant's warchoule, and the plaintiff's goods therein. The que- ley, which began on the 14th, endo stion for the court to determine was, ed this day, when fourteen persons whether the plaintiff was entitled received sentence of death; viza to recover. Lord Mansfield stated, Michael Druite, for forging the or. that a common carrier is in the na- der of George Holmes, on Messrs. ture of an insurer; and that he is Hankey and Co. for 12l. 105. pay. liable for every thing, except the ab.: to William Thenson,or bearer, act of God and the king's enemies; and publishing the same as true, that is, even for inevitable acci- with intent to defraud Mr. Isaac dents with those exceptions. Judg- Brown, haberdasher in the Strand; ment was therefore given for the Thomas Scrivener, for stealing in plaintiff.
the dwelling-house of William - About seven in the morning of Young a draft for 61. 138. id. on the 17th, a large nip was seen two Meflirs. Prescott and Co.; Johnaleagues weit of the Land's End in lias James. Murray, for forging a apparent distress, the wind then very seaman's will; John Harris, for hard at east. Thirty people, froin sheep-stealing ; John Bateman, A. a small village called Sunning, went braham Boize, Benj. Rogers, Jo. out, in two boats, to her allistance. seph Leonard, George Wilson alias Between the ship and the shore they Jackson, Charles King, and Thowere met by two boats from the mas Thompson, for burglaries ; veffel, who told them they were George Dunian, for house-breakfrom Port-au-Prince, bound to Dun- ing ; Thomas Shipley, for stealing kirk; that they had been out 6 fundry things out of the house of days, and had met with very hard Dr. Warren; and Charles Seymour weather ; that the ship was leaky, alias Moore, for stealing in the and, when they quitted her, had chambers of Edward Poore, esq. in fix feet water in her hold, and they Lincoln's-inn, fome wearing appa. fupposed the would go down in less rel, a 201. bank note, and a bank than a quarter of an hour. This post bill for 481. did not stop the Cornish inen : they Plymouth, Dec. 20. Yesterday at boarded her, and found very foul 12 o'clock, A. M. the execution play had been used, and great pains flag was hoisted on board the Stand. taken to fink the ship. Three au- ard of 64, in the Hamoze, when gers were found, with which they - Moffatt, boatswain of the For. had bored two holes under the ca. tune floop of war, who was sen. bin-floor ; also the rigging cut a tenced by a court martial to be way, and the principal pump.geer hanged for striking his lieutenant, tied. They stopped the holes as was executed pursuant to his finfait as possible, and, in a few hours, tence. got her fafc into St. Mary's in Hague, Dec. 16. The flatcs ge. Scilly : her cargo is coffee, sugar, neral having on Monday last ratie and indigo. The person who calls tied the definitive treaty concluded himself captain, says, his name is the 8th instant with the emperor, Francis Cardon; the ship called the baron Hop let out yelerday for Sarah; and that they left the real Bruffels to resume his post of mini, captain fick in the Weit Indies. ¡ter from the republic, See Publis 'I bey brought fifty chests of dollars Papers. with them.
Marseilles, Dec. 10. The whole 21. The feffions at the Old Bai. conversation of this city is on the
heroic inadame du Frenoy. This New York, Nov. 2. In the re. lady embarked with her husband, a port of the grand committee of con: few days ago, in a tartane for Ge- gress, dated September 27, 1785, noa. 'They had scarce loft fight of it is recommended to congress to the port, when they discovered a make a requisition on the united corsair making towards them, and states for three millions of dollars, finding it impossible to escape y for the service of the present year, flight, prepared to receive him. In in order to pay one year's intereit vain did M. du Frenoy endeavour on the forcign and domenic debts, to prevail on his lady to go below; &c. The quotas of the several the resolurely refused, and, seizing fates to be as follow, viz. New a sabre, placed herself by his fide, Hampshire, 105,416 dollars. Mara declaring the was determined to a- fachulets, 448,854. Rhode Island bide her fate, M. du Frenoy, find- and Providence Plantations, 64,636. ing all arguments vain, was obliged Connecticut, 264,182. New York, to confent. The Algerine after a 256,486. New Jersey, 166,117. broadlide, grappled the tartane. Pennsylvania, 410,378. Delaware, Our people received them gallan:- 44,886. Maryland, 283,034. Virly, but none can describe the beha- ginia, 512,974. North Carolina, viour of madame du Frenoy. She 218,012. South Carolina, 192,366. flew among them with her sabre, Georgia, 32,000. and with her voice animated the 24. We learn from Stranraer, in crew. M. du Frenoy fell with a Scotland, that about ten days ago pistol bullet in his thigh; his lady the mail from thence to Ballantrae, stood over him, and levelled with in Ayrshire, was robbed, and a conone Itroke a Turki, who advanced fiderable fun of money taken our to attack her. The pirates were of a letter. The Dieritf of l'hisobliged to retreat to their own ship, ton took a precognition respecting when they cut their grapplings, and the robbery, when it turned out fell ott. A fiart action now com• that the postbuy was the robber, inenced with the great guns. Ma- who has fince been committed to dame du Frenoy, after ailiiting her Stranraer jail, and a contiderable husband down to the fur con, re- part of the money is recovered. turned upon deck, where the con- 25. Mr. Lunardi's voyage from tinued encouraging the men, until Harriot's Gardens, near Edinburgh, the cortair, tired of his reception, on the 20th of December, was ratheered osl. ll'e had fourtcen men ther an act of obllinacy and defpekilled, and thirty wounded. The ration, than of prudence and true lots of the pirates mui have been courage. He had promised the peo. great ; they left eighty upon our ple, that on that day he would af. decks. The tartanę being much cend; and he did ascend, though, Dattered, returned to this port. by the course of the wind, he was The magilirates being informed of almost certain of being dropt in the the action, waited on inadame du 1ca. As he expected, so it bappeniFrenov, and invited her in their ed. He fell in the water about a name to the theatre, where she was mile and a hait from the rocks of received with the loudest acclama Findra and Lamb; and was soud: țions, and a crown or laurel placed ding through the ocean like a nauon her head by the margu s de St. ilus, when he was takço up by a Chrilteadis
fishing-boat, and brought fate so fhore, with the loss however of his On the 3d of May, Mr. Blanballoon, which was afterwards taken chard ascended from Langhorn's up by the Royal Charlotte cutter, Repository in Barbican, accompaand returned to him. In a letter to nied by miss Simonet. On ascend, some of his friends, dated in the e. ing into the air, the aeronaut favening, he writes :
luted the lady in light of a vast con" Gentlemen, I have the honour course of people. They proceeded to acquaint you, that I have had no farther than Hill-house ferry, an hour of the most agreeable ae- beyond Lee Bridge. rial voyage, and an hour and a On the 5th of the same month, quarter of the most disagreeable and Mr. Sadleir, of Oxford, and the breast-water sea-voyage. I was hon. Mr. Wyndham, ascendent at picked up by a fishing-boat while I Moulsey-Hurst, near Hampton was going full fail towards the island Court. The machine took a S. E. of May, and am now very well at course, strongly impelled by the Mr. Nesber's," &c.
current of air towards the sea. This was the lait aerial excursion They, however, had the good forin the year 1785. Of the variety tune to land near the conflux of the of thers that have been undertaken, Medway and the Thames, not a we have mentioned such only as mile from the water's edge. The were attended with some very strik- country people, to whom they coming circumitances. By way of re- mitted the care of the balloon, while capitulation, however, it may be they fecured their instruments of proper to mention some others, in observation, suddenly quitted their order to complete the history of ae- hold, when it took its flight to the roitation for this year. See Philor eastward, and, as it afterwards apSophical Papers, Vol. V. p. 154. peared, fell in the sea, a few leagues
On the 4th of January, Mr. Har to the eastward of the Nore, where per, of Birmingham, ascended from it was taken up by capt. John Sherthat place, at a quarter after twelve, win, of Sunderland, and restored to and in one hour and twenty-three Mr. Sadleir. minutes, failed about fifty miles, On the 16th, Mr. Lunardi allanding at Whetstone Green, four cended in a magnificent balloon miles beyond Newcastle-under-line. from the Artillery-ground. Evo..
On the 19th of April, about four lutions had been promised to be per. in the afternoon, the inhabitants of formed, and a prodigious multitude Chippenham were surprised by tho in course collected. But no evolu. appearance of a balloon hovering tions were attempted ; and the aeover that town, which had been ronaut, after riling a considerable launched at Bristol about two the height into the air, descended, with same day, with Mr. Dicker, jun. the most alarming rapidity, into the The wind was hoisterous, and tossed garden of the Adam and Eve, in the balloon like a football; some- Tottenham-court road, and fortu. times close to the ground, and then nately unhurt. in an instant high in the air ; fo The same day, Mr. Sadleir af: that the young navigator had a' cended from Manchetter, and was rough voyage, and was not in a hue carried by a current of air to the mour to make many aerial obe neighbourhood of Warrington, lervations. However, he fortu- where he plainly saw on one side, Hately landed safe near the town. Manchetter, to the northward the,
distant mountains in Westinoreland, tached thereto a large basket, with and to the west, Liverpool, and the nothing in it but a knife and a har; sea. A different current of air then he therefore concluded that the ow, conveyed him in another direction, ner had been da hed to pieces. and he alighted about a mile from On the 3d of June, major Mo, Bury, in Lancashire, having been ney, Mr. Blake, and Mr. Lock. in the air about an hour and three wood, took their departure in a balquarters.
loon frera Tottenhain-court road, On the 9th, Mr. Sadleir made about one o'clock, and about four another aerial voyage in his balloon were let down near Higham Farm, from Manchester. When at the in Efex, where Mr. Blake jumped highest, which he thought was more out. The balloon was no tooner than two miles, and far above the lightened than it was again loit in clouds, he felt himself much afthe clouds; and, after having failed fected by short respiration, a severe about thirty-fix miles farther, the pain in his ears, and extreme celde voyagers opened the valve, and The balloon itrained much; he came down on a heath near Col. feared it would burit, and was much chester, terrified when he found he could The same day col. Thornton not open the valve, as it was frozen ascended at South Lambeth in a stiff. He saw nothing of the earth balloon, that was prevented, by a for thrçe quarters of an hour, and rope, from going beyond a certain the clouds appeared to him as if height. By way of experiment, he rolling on the surface of it. While took up a dog with him, which he he was in this situation, a kind of let drop fufpended to a parachute, tranfparent feet hung round him, or large filken umbrella ; but the which, from the reflection of the colonel wanting till to manage it sun, made a most beautiful appear- properly, the poor anim id descend: ance. The fhadow of the balloon ed to the earth with great velocity, also appeared upon the clouds, and and was killed on the spot. Mr. seemed passing on a different direç: Blanchard then afcended in the same tion ; and, after failing upwards of balloon, liberated from the rope, fifty miles in an hour and a half, he and, about a mile from the earth, Janded near Pontefract, at a place let down a cat, suspended to a pawhere no person being near to afiiit, rachute. The detient of it was except a man on horseback, who, beautiful beyond description. It being terrified at his appearance, hovered more gently than a feather, rode off full gallop; he was drag- and was wafted by the wind as far ged over hedge and ditch, till being as Peckham, where it was found no longer able to keep his hold, he safe and unhurt in the net, between dropped down, much lacerated, and two branches of the tree on which his balloon took a second flight, and it alighted. The umbrella was lo was not recovered till after he had well spread, that it covered the reached Manchester again in achaife. whole tree. Mr. Blanchard himself It was found by Mr. Morton, of alighted at Woolwich.—This idea Gainsborough, who, as he was of descending by means of a para: walking out, observed in a field chute, was suggeited by the cele: something of an immense fize roll- brated M. Montgolfier, who, as ap: ing on the ground, and, parfuing pears from the foreign prints, pre: 1, found it to be a balloon, and at vailed upon the magiftrates of Ly: