Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Thursday, May the 6th, to Saturday, May the 8th

Thursday, May the 6th, to Saturday, May the 8th, 1784

London, May 1.

Letters from Paris say, that a regular physician, M. Mesmer, has lately pretended to cure a variety of chronic and acute disorders by the application of magnets ; and that the public infatuation in his favour is so great, that he has already got above 100 pupils, at 100 louis each, to whom he is, in due-time, to communicate is extraordinary method of practice.

A discovery has lately been made of a method soften salt water at sea, without the tedious and expensive mode of distillation ; the experiment whereof is now before the admiralty board, for the inspetion of the commissioners.

Extract of a letter from Paris, April 21.
"There is a report circulated here with great confidence, that Pius VI. has lately made a journey to Avignon, and that from hence he will proceed to Paris, for the purose of holding a council respecting the marriage of priests, and for annulling auricular confession. The first part of this account is highly probable, but there does not appear to be very good foundation for the rest. We hear that a superb apartment has been prepared for his reception at Avignon, in the vice legate's palace"

There were 179 convicts on board the transport vessell, at the time the escped from thence was effected near Falmouth. There are now on board at Torbay 62 prisoners, 116 got on shore, and one died a few days before the tumult. The ship is to remain at Torbay, till some necessary repairs are made.

Yesterday afternoon a party of gentlemen waired upon the proprietors of the several print-shops in the Strand, and remonstrated with them upon the impropriety of the exposing in their windows the several shameful and indecet prints on the most amiable of female characters. The shopkeepers admitted the grossness of such an exhibition, and very handsomely promised to prevent it in the future. Such example we hope will be generally imitated.

Dublin , May 7

Every general his majesty appoints to the chief command of his army in Ireland brings over with him some home improvement, if not at least some new-fangled device either novel or singular ; general Pitt has changed the uniform of all the light cavalry of the kingdom from red to blue, the form of the cloaths is also different, cconsisting first of ablue waistcoat, with sleeve cross-looped on the front, Hussar-fashion, the coat, if it may be called so, or more properly outer-garment, has no sleeves, and is also blue, the breeches doe skin ; the coat and the sleeves of the waistcoat faced with the regimental colour.

The same day an ingenious model of a building, for the purpose of making one fire serve at one and the same time as a lime and drying kiln, and a perpetual oven for the baking of bread, &c. was produced and approved by the (Dublin) society. This great improvement is already carried into practice, and found to answer completely its design. The model is ordered to be laid up in the society's stores in Poolbeg-street. The design and model are of the invention and execution of a Mr. Kennedy, a gardener.

An additional number of revenue cutters are now fitted out, to prevent the illicit practices of the smuggling business, which has been for many months so injurious to the trading part of the nation.

London, May 1.

Air Balloons

A committee of the French acadamy having been deputed to examine Mr. Montgolfier's several experiments, and those of Mr. Charles. They issue among other observations , those that follow :
That the science of airs is much too new, for any thing decisive to be affirmed. What we may venture to say is, that the simplicity of Mr. Montgolfier's method, its facility, and the quickness with which it may be used, appear to give it several advantages for the common purposes of civil life ; while on the other hand, the inflammable air balloon, from the advantage of smaller bulk, its requiring no care nor attention to the keeping up the raising power, appears better calculated for the purposes of philosophical observation.
As to the uses of balloons, their number stops us. They may be used to raise weights, to go over mountains, to descend into vallies, to raise lights during t he night, to convey signals by sea and land ; and, by ascending to unusual heights, for the purpose of observation, may explain several phaenomenon of meteorology, may ascertain the velocities and directions of the several winds. Electroscopes may be obtained, which may be raised much higher than electrical kites can be, &c. &c.
And on the recommendation of the committee, the acadamy adjudged to Mr. Montgolfier the prize of 600 livres, annually given to the best discovery of t he arts.
The Lyons balloon, whose diameter was 100 feet, had, it seems, its fall foretold by count Milly, The fall was a decisive proof of the safety of these aerial voyages ; for though it met with all the misfortunes that could befal a poor balloon, the seven icari in it fell gently, from a height of 700 roises, the bulk of the balloon having supported them in the fall; or at least much diminished it.
As to the direction of the balloons, count Milly thinks one or other of these means the most promising, sails like those of a ship, wings as of a bird; or some imitation of the fins of a fish ; preferring the latter, which are to be of thin paper, parchment to taffety, an easy exercise of them he says, would do for a horizontal progression whenever the wind was not directly contrary. In all cases there would be half the compass to go forward in, but perhaps with a little agility and address, the aerial powers might contrive to nearer to the wind.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

May the 4th, to May the 6th, 1784

Tuesday, May the 4th, to May the 6th, 1784

West-Indian Intelligence


Kingston, Feb. 25 Letters from the Mississippi mention, that the schooners Enterprize and Happy Return, which sailed from this port with cargoes of negroes, had been seized on by the Spaniards, no vessel but what is Spanish propery being admitted to trade.

The governor of East Florida has given public notice to the inhabitants, that, after the expiration of the term limited in the 5th article of the definitive treaty of peace between Great Britain and Spain, unless they actually reside in the province, and publicly profess the Catholic religion, they must absolutely quit their estates ; the British ships will, after the time limited, be refused entry into that province, and the property of the resident inhabitants must be sent to Spain ; and that those who may withdraw temselves to West Florida will be in the same predicament both with respect to religion and property.

London, April 28, 29

Letters from Naples, on the 30th of last month, bring the meloncholy news of an earthquake having been felt the week before at Messina and Calabria, which did great damage at Messina by the fall of a high wall, by which a house contiguous was beat down, and three persons in it lost their lives.

Dublin, May 5

On Monday last, two ingenious divers from Bristol, accompanied by one of the under-writers concerned in the Belgioso East Indiaman, lately lost on the Kish bank, in our harbour, sailed where the wreck lies, and on their return, have given it as their opinion, that from the uncommon surge of the sea in those parts, it will be forever impossible to recover any part of the valuable cargo of this vessell.

A new corps of volunteers is forming in this city, under the title of Dublin Invincibles: - they now number 100, and it is thought before Whitsun Monday next, they will increase to double that number. Their nuniform is green, faced nwith red ; the caps of the light infantry have this motto - LIBERTY OR DEATH.

A few weeks ago, a comet was discovered of very considerable magnitude, whose tail extended two or three degrees ; being at that more time an hour high, ? it set ? ? ? eight o'clock. Its place in the Heavens, as nealy as can be judged, was between the constellation of Cignus and Aquarious, and nearly upon the tropic of Capricorn. ....

In consequence of several affrays in Smithfield , between the men who had raised the May-poles in that part of tgown., the sheriffs, to secure the peace, attended on Sunday last, when they were ill treated by the mob, several of whom struck at them and threw stones ; one struck Mr. Sheriff Smith on the side, and Sheriff Kirkatrick was near losing his life by the stroke of a sword in Barrack Street.

The assistance of the military was necessarily called in, previous however to their appearence the mob had dispersed.

Dublin, May 6

There will be no drawing-room at the castle tomorrow evening.

There will be a ball at the castle on Tuesday next the 11the instant, which will be the last until his Majesty's birth-day.

Ladies and gentlemen may be presented before the ball for that night only.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

From Saturday, May the 1st, to Tuesday, May the 4th

Domestic Intelligence

Cork, April 26.
A Few days ago as Mr. Bagwell was walking near his owm demeine in the county of Tipperary, a woman came up to him, and requested he would direct her to an honest person's house to lodge in that night, as she had a small charge of money about her; he directed her to shepherd's house whom he imagined to be a very honest man. In the middle of the night, the shepherd called up his boy; and gave him directions to go out to the sheep and drive them from one field to another. The boy went out but the uncommmoness of the order, made him suspious, on which he returned to the door, and heard the woman of the house requesting her husband to spare the life of her lodger, whom he was determined to murder and rob. He was not long harkening when by the bussle and some groans, he suspected she was murdered; he ran off to Mr. Bagwell's and alarmed him and his family; told him his suspicion, and brought him to the shepherd's, where they found the unfortunate woman bleeding, with her throat cut from ear to ear. Mr. Bagwell, with his usual activity and love of justice, had the murderer and his wife safely lodged in Clonmel jail; and it is hoped that they willmeet with that punishment so justly due to such unheard of cruelty. They did not get the money for which they killed her, and it was afterwards found platted up in her hair.

Kilkenny April 18.

The following are spirited and patriotic resolutions entered into by the grand jury of the city of Limerick “ Having seriously considered the very great distresses of the manufacturers of this kingdom, from a too great predilection for foreign goods, and knowing that every well wisher of his country has it in his power to alleviate the distress, by wearing and using our own manufacturers, which must give employment to thousands of our starving poor:- We hereby promise and pledge ourselves to each other, that we will not for one year from this day, and longer if necessary, directly or indirectly, purchase for ourselves or our families, any article of dress or furniture, except such as shall be verified by the solemn word or oath of the seller to be manufactured in Ireland ; and if any man shall be found to impose on the buyer , English cloth for Irish, he shall be considered an enemy of his country. Resolved That it is a duty incumbent on every native and friend to Ireland, to assist in the great work of rescuing thousands of our fellow creatures from perishing through want, by wearing our own manufactures, and that every member of this grand jury will appear in the jury room, on the 4th of June next, being the king’s birth-day, in a new coat, with the word Irish engraved on the upper button, and that he will give preference to cloth manufactured in Limerick”

Waterford, April 30.

Last Wednesday our assizes ended, which provided a maiden one ; and yesterday morning their lordships set off from this city, having finished the Munster circuit.

Dublin, May 3.

Sunday, the gentlemen in the neighbourhood of Richmond went to Drumcondra church, all dressed in Irish manufacture, when an excellent sermon was preached on the occasion by the rev. Brabzon Wye.

Yesterday at eleven o’clock in the afternoon, the several volunteer corps of this city marched out of town through the great Wicklow, or Stillorgan road, for the purpose of a great field exercise, or knapsack expedition.

A discovery has been made of an immense quarry of cream-coloured marble, on the banks of the grand canal, within eight miles of this city. From the hardness, beauty, and exquisite polish of this stone, it may reasonably be presumed, that the importations of marbles from Italy will be greatly lessened.

Extract of a letter from Malta, March 1.
“ A squadron is fitting out here by order of the grand master , under the command of the chevalier Thoinasin, to join the Venetian squadron , and undertake in concert, an expedition against the regency of Tunis ; after which the two squadrons are to form a junction with the Spanish fleet to attach Algiers.”

Monday, May 08, 2006

29th April - 1st May, 1784

FMJ 29 April - May 1, 1784

Domestic Intelligence

Belfast, April 27.

There is every appearence of a very alarming emigration to America from this part of the kingdom in the present season. It is expected that not less than between six and eight hundred passengers will sail in the Friendship, and the Pacha, the two said vessels preparing to leave this port ; besides vast numbers that can possibly be taken. The number of ships now set up in the Northern ports, and the uncommon encouragement they receive, warrant the conjecture, that the landlords of Ireland, whose extravagant rapacityhas long conspired with other circumstances to weigh down this devoted country, must one day awake to a sense of this folly in banishing thousands of our useful manufactuyrers to climes foreign to, and now unconnected with us. Such is the weakness of our great landholdersthat the experience of ages which might teach them the impolicy of every manner of persecution only serves to confirm them in their old practice of exacting such racked rents from their tenants, as cannot be paid without leaving even the most industrious classes in the community in such a state of poverty and dependance as naturally prompts them to lookto prundence as naturally prompts them to look to any other country as preferable to that of their nativity.

Dublin, April 30

The building of the new custom house is carrying on with the greatest spirit, and when completed will undoubtedly be the first edificeof its kind in Europe. Among the variety of elegant decorations with which this sumptious pile is embellishing, is thirteencolassal heads emblematic of the principal rivers in the island, with singular descriptive ornamentation a state of sculpture as admirably executed as uncommon ;they are destined to form the keystones of as many arches or entrances.

April - 29 April, 1784

FMJ 27 April - 29 April, 1784

Could not find anything interesting.

24-26 April 1784

FMJ 24 April, 1784

London, April 19, 20

Gen. Fullarton was on the borders of Tippoo's country at the head of an army of 1700 Europeans, seventeen battalions of sepoys and sixty pieces of artillery readyto act, if Tippoo should not consent to peace upon equitable terms.


Extract of a letter from New York, Feb. 6.
"Our legislature is now sitting : there is not a doubt of an impost of five per cent. being immediately laid on all goods imported into this state, that are not of the manufactureries of the United States, and on innumerable articles a much greater sum, to an almost entire prohibition."

Dublin, April 26.
Saturday morning the Hall, a gauger at Kinnegad, county Westmeath, having some words with his wife, he desired her not to come into the room where he was, at the same time swearing if she did he would shoot her ; the unhappy woman, with a fatal obstinacy, took a fine child of seven years old in her arms, and unfortunately forced in, when he discharged a brace of pistols at her, and wounded her and the child so shockingly, that the child died on Sunday morning, and there are no hopes of the mother's recovery. He has fled from justice.



William Vandepot was yesterday committed to the New Gaol, Southwark, where he is now double ironed, on a charge of a burglary in the house of the lord chancellor, and stealing thereout the great seal. A Jew in Petticoat-lane was yesterday afternoon apprehended, on an information against him, for having purchased and melted the great seal into an ingot ; but while he was conducting to the Rotation-office in Southwark, for examination, he was rescued from the peace officers by eight ruffiand --The Jew melted the seal, while the robbers remained in his house.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thursday, April the 22d, to Saturday, April the 25th, 1784

London, April 17.

Extract of a letter from Milan, March 23
" An aerostatic balloon has been launched in this city, 66 feet broad, and 72 feet high, prepared by M. Paul Andreani, a young gentleman of twenty years of age, who, with two of his friends, was elevated in this globe. It is computed that they mounted to the height of 4000 feet. Having traversed the air for half an hour, they descended on the same spot from where they floated. This is the first experiment of the kind made in Italy."


Dublin, April 23.

Extract of a letter from Navan, April 18.
"Last Thursday the long expected air balloon was liberated in this town, in the presence of the greatest concourse of people ever assembled here, among whom were many of the first fashion. At half aftertwo Mr. Rousseau and a drummer, a boy about ten year old, placed themselves in the gallery, which was composed of ozier , and fixed toa net which covered the balloon, and on cutting the cortd it rose perpendicular, amidst a profound silence, occasioned by the surprize and astonishment at son uncomman a phenomen. After thirty-nine minutes progress it became totally invisible, but wecould destinctly hear the drum beat the grenadier's march for fifteen minutes after. At four o'clock it grounded in a field near the town of Ratoath. Mr. Rosseau and the drummer arrived here at six o'clock that evening perfectly well, except for the drummer, who received a small contusion on his head, through his eagerness in leaping from the gallery. At night a splendid ball was given by the burgesses and freemen of the town, where Mr. Rosseau received the congratulations and compliments of numerous and brilliant company."

20 - 22 April 1784

Theatre-Royal, Smock-Alley.

This present evening, April 22
and a farce - ABEL DRUGGER ; Or


On Saturday next, April 24, will be performed the Comedy of
To which will be added the dramatic musical Pastoral, called


On Monday next, April 26th, will be prsrented the Comedy of
End of Act III, a new Dance, [never before performed called
Composed by Signor Grecco.

Between the Play and Farce, [by particular Desire of several Ladies of Distinction] the so much-admired Ballet Dance, called
LOVE in a CAMP ; Or
In which Signora Rossognoli will go through the Manual exercise in the Habit of the VOLUNTEER. As it is now performed in the principal Theatres of Europe, with general Applause.

To which will be added a Farce,


Wednesday, April 28
The favourite Comedy of

with Entertainments, and the Farce of


On Thursday the 29th of April, will be presented a Comedy(?) [not acted these three year] called
to which will be added a Farce, called
The SULTAN ; Or,


On Thursday, May the 6th, will be presented a Comedy, [not acted these two years] called
With Entertainments.
To which will be added a new comic Opera, [never acted in this kingdom] called

Domestic Inteligence

Drogheda, April 17.
Between the hours of twelve and one o'clock on Friday morningthe 16th inst. a desperate gang of fellows boarded a brig loadedwithoatmeal, lying at New Deep in this harbour, and after putting the crew ashore, plundered the brig of about five tons of the oatmeal, with other article ; intelligence having arrived in this town about two o'clock, the Drogheda association went in pursuit of them, but before they arrived there the plunderers made their escape ; after a diligent searech of seven hours they apprehended one of the offenders, and found about five hundred weight of the meal, and yesterday evening another of the gang was brought to town and lodged in jail.

Dublin, April 21.
We hear, that the Kildare-street clubhave unanimously resolved not to purchase or wear, for the space of twelve months, any but the manufactures of Ireland. A similar resolution is in agitationamong the members of Dalyu's-club.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Saturday, April the 17th, to Tueday, April the 20th, 1784


Presburgh, March1.
Since the epidemical destemper among the cattle rages in some neighbouring countries, anb order has been published, forbidding any cattle being brought from other countries and sold in this kingdom, without an attestation signed by the magistrate of the place from whencethey came, that no epidemical disorders rages there.

Bamberg, March 5.
The river Reidnitz which runs through this cityt, has by overflowing its banks, done considerable damage and among the rest has carried away the bridge built in 17323, and which cost 140,000 florins ; many houses and mills have been thrown down, and forty persons have lost their lives.

LONDON, April 12.


A balloon is at present constructing at Brussels, for an aerial voyage to London, which will be so formed as to escape every accident or failure that has yet happened. It is to be filled with inflammable air, and to carry up four persons ; the size not so enormous as some others, but furnished with sailks and a rudder of taffery. Every sort of provision is to be made, and stores laid in against any accidents ; also means prepared to remedy flight rents. The duke d'Arembergh is at the expense of it, under the direction of the abbe Mann, an Englishman resident at Dixmnyd. The duke will mount in it with the abbe, and two other philosophers.

DUBLIN, April 19

Friday agreat number of men were employed in taking down the wall, which incloses the garden of the lying-in-hospital, and putting up Iron palisades in its room. When this work is accomplished, it will render the situation of that part of the town a most delightful one, and must contribute greatly to health, as it is well known by those acquainted with natural history, that vegetation purifies the air, by absorbing those corrupt particles with which it is loadedin great cities, and makes every growth the more vigorous and flourishing. Taking down the park wall of the universityt would give a like improvement to the other end of the town, and lend very much to beautify the city.
Friday the following was posted in the old exchange coffe-house:
Copy of part of a letter from Mr. James Newport, merchant, Philadelphia, dated 18th February, 1784 : to the subscribers:
"This winter has shut up all the harbours in the northern parts of America, and has put a general stop to business -- 27th December our riverwas frozen fast, and has continued so ever since, and is as firm now as terra firma :- It is likely to continue so for some weeks. Many vessels from Europe are off our capes, but are grievously disappointed, being obliged to put to sea again ; and several have been caught fast in the ice at Lewestown ; some may be saved, though not very probable. This has been the most severe winter the oldest people here remember, for a constant intense frost scarce remitting for now 53 days ; the snow has been unparalled for many years, being throughout Pensylvania on an average three feet deep.
P.S. It is reported that the liberty from Dublin is lost off Cape Cod. Some of her timber it is said were taken up at sea ; (it is only reported observe.) Another adds, that thirty of here people perished in a boat."

Sir Edward Newenham, we are informed, has resignbed his command of the Liberty Rangers : an event which is the cause of much speculation, as no reason is assigned for a conduict so unexpected.

Yesterday , at ten o'clock in the forenoon, her grace the duchess of Rutland landed at Dunleary, from on board thge Dorset yacht ; notice being immediately dispatched thereof to the castle, several of his exceliency's carriages were sent thither, as also a troop of horse, under whose escortr she arrived at the castle, a little before three o'clock.

Last week as a man was going home to Rathfarnham, he fell and broke his leg ; a woman broke her thigh in the old post-office yard ; anda young girl fell into a cellar in Garden-lane, and broke her thigh : - they were carried to the Meath hospital, where old linen will be received from cahritable ladies.

Thursday, April the 15th, to Saturday, April the 17th, 1784

To be set, from the first day of May next, Mr. HODGSON's House at Island-bridge, with Coach-house and Stables, and a choice Garden, walled in planted round with Peach and Nectaren Trees, and sowed with all kinds of Vegetables, and choice Asparagusheds. The house is in perfect order, fit for immediate reception of any family. Proposals to be received by him at Island-bridge, March 14, 1784.

London, April 7, 8, 9, 10
Private letters from France assert, that they will have 5000 men at Mauritius by July next ; and that the same number will be kept up during the peace, with a view to assist their settlements on the Coromandel coast, in case of a future war. This is French logic, which a British minister will understand in a proper point of view.


DUBLIN, April 16.
Tuesday someperson unknown went up stairs in a gentleman'shouse in Ross-lane, (finding the hall door uncautiously left open) and stole several articles ofd wearing apparel, among which was a green silk waistcoat trimmed with silver, and many other silk waistcoats and breeches. The thief got off with the plunder.

Tuesday, April the 13th, to Thursday, April 15th, 1784

To Doctor Plme, No. 7, Upper Ormond-quay.
Mr. Stewart, in justess to the abilities of Doctor Palme, as also from motives of humanity, thuspublicly attests, and thanks the Doctor on behalf of Mrs. M. Murray, whom he recommended for his advice, in a most violent Rhumatism, which had entirley deprived her the use of ALL her limbs, so that she was as helpless as babe, yet in less than a month, by his means, she was restored to the PERFECT use of herLimbs, and is now as healthy and strong as she ever was in her life.
Mr. Stewart will be always happy to personally attest this extraordinary Cure, on application, at his house , No. 67, Pill-lane, Dublin, April 10, 1784

DUBLIN, April 14.
Last Satuday Edward Smyth, a slater, was executed at Philipstown, King's County, pursuant to his serntence for robbery of rev. Ephraim Harpur, sometime last January he was guarded from gaol to the place of execution by the 3d horse or carbineers ; both high and sub-sheriffs attended, as did Mr. Walsh, a clergyman of the church of Rome ; when he arrived at the fatal place, he most ernestly entreated the numerous inspectors to beware of his untimely end, and likewise to attend their duty to their church as he did not, and if he had would not have been brought to so shameful a death. He confessed his guilt, owned the justness of hisa sewntence, and behaved in every respect as became one in his unhappy situation.

Extract of a letter from Cork, April 8.
"This day a number of our distressewd and miserable unemployed woollen manufacturers paradedthe streets, with the figure of the fleece suspended to a flag staff, hung with crape, a drum beating the dead march, and several of our unfortunate fellows being dressed in mourning cloaks theatre, which presented a spectacle that gave the utmost concern to every feeling breast. Why shall wew remain deaf to the cries of our starving countrymen, by preferring English manufacture to Irish, which only wants a patriotic consumption among us, to bring broad cloth to the same perfection to which we have hats, stockings, &ec.!"

Notice is hereby given, that two Passage Boats will regularly on and after the 25th day of March inst, ply upon the Canal on every day in the week, Sundays not excepted ; the one to leave Dublin on every weekday from the 25th instant to the 290th day of September next, at 7 o'clock PRECISELY, and on Sunday at 8 o'clock PRECISELY ; and the other to leave Sallins on every day in the week at 8 o'clock precisely. The boat setting off from Dublin to reach Sallins at half after 12 o'clock on every week day, and half after one on every Sunday precisely ; and the boat setting off from Sallins to reach Dublin at half after one o'clock precisely on every day of the week. The middle stage for each boat will be Stacumney, where Passengerswill be taken in, and accommodated either to Dublin or Sallins -- the reverse as usual.
Dublin, 19th March, 1784
Signed by order. Richard Baggs, Sec.


DUBLIN, April 15.

It is with utmost satisfaction we inform the public, that general Pitt, the commander in chief of his majecty's forces here, is so far recovered, as to take the benefit of the air, as a continuance of his indisposition would as an irreparable loss to the public, and particularly tothe military, for whose discipline and improvement he has always been a most zealous advocate. The friendly and honourable reception he was pleased to give a gentleman who submitted a plan of disciplin adapted to close action with the bayonet, is a strong mark of his zeal and alacrity for his majesty's service.
The ingenious plan struck out to invigoratew his majesty's armies with a considerable and almost incredsible accession of force, (approved of by that accurate and subtlew military genius general Burgoyne) has been suspended this time past, on account of the fluctuations of administration. As the curiosity and expectation of the public have been greatly excited on this occasion, we have every reason to hopoe that they will soon be greatful by the adoption and completion of this national measure.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Freeman's Journal, April 10th - 13th, 1784

London, April 5, 6

Tuesay morning the convicts under sentence of transportation, were escorted from Newgate, and put on board a light at Blackfriars, from whence they fell down the river, in order to embark on board a transport vessel bound for Nova Scotia. The above offenders were 101 in number ; there were upwards of 20 women and girls ; among the latter, that atrocious criminal, the pawnbroker's apprentice, aged about 14, who a short time since set fire to her masters house. Two little boys were among these unhappy wretches, who did not appear above twelve years old.
Early yesterday morning a duel was fought in Hyde park between an officer in a regiment, and a foreign nobleman, in which the latter was slightyly wounded in the sword arm. The quarrel arose about a place in the opera-house.

Dublin, April 12

We have a melancholy account from Letterkenny that on Saturday fe'nnight a party of military were from the town, upon an information of some renigade (?) being a few miles from that place, which they made a seizure of ; but the country people gathering and making some resistance, they were fired upon by the party, by which three men were killed on the spot, two mortally wounded, and many others severely hurt.


TO be LET from 25th of this Instant, for such terms as shall be agreed upon, Mr. Gardiner's Lodge at the Phoenix Park, with the Garden, Pleasure-ground and Meadow there unto belonging. Also the Farm of Castleknock, containing about 60 acres of choice Meadow, in good heart, well fenced and divided : with the lodge, Bullock-yard and stabling on the premises -- Proposals to be received by Mr. Gardiner, Cavendisk-Row, or by Mr. Conolly Norman, at the Custom house.

Dublin, April 13.

At length the Siddons is announced to the expecting public ! The manager of the theatre royal, Smock-alley, promises to be remarkably brilliant. The Siddons, we are informed, is to appear in twenty different characters, being at least double the numbershe has hitherto played in London. The curiopsity of the public is raised to the highest degree, and the demand for places for her nigjhts has been so rapid, that it is expected there will noty be a place to be let in the boxes in a few days.

The air balloon prepared in the town of Navan (by Mr. Rosseau) to be launched the 15th instant, exceeds in magnitude any thing of the kind ever attempted in this kingdom, being nineteen feet in circumstances, composed of white taffety, and within with elastic gum.

Freeman's Journal, April 8th - 10th, 1784

Theatre -Royal, Smock alley, April 10th. 1784.
Mr. Daly, with the utmost respect, begs leave to inform the Public, thathe has articled Mrs. SIDDONS to perform twenty-two Nights the ensuing afte-season, for which he is to pay her the sum of ONE THOUSAND GUINEAS ; a sum infinitely superior to any ever given by a Manager to a Performer on this or any other Stage, for the same number of Nights.
To prevent the many Disappointments the Public have received, and the heavy Losses he has hitherto sustained, by Boxes and Places being given up on the very Day of Performance, he is oblioged to adopt the mode now practiced at London Theatres, and universally approved of -- that of Tickets being delivbered to those who wish to secure Places for each night's performance, on paying half the Price at the time of taking the, remainder on the night of admission ; the half so deposited to be forfeited in case of disappointemnt. Those Ladies and Gentlemen, thertefore, who intend honouring the Theatre with their Commands on the above occasion, are requested to observe, that Tickets are prepared for the purpose, and will be issued by Mr. Kennedy Treasurer to the Theatre at the Box Room, from the hours of twelve to three each day, from Monday the 12st instant until further notice. The said Tickets are printed with the name of the particular Nights they are designed for, and will not be admitted on any other. Those Ladies and Gentlemen who have already applied for Boxes, are requested to renew their Commands immediately, agreeable to the above Advertisement, otherwise such Boxes will be disposed of.


Dublin, April 9.

A letter from Banagher, dated April 3, says, "On Friday the 2nd of April inst. arrived here two boats laden with coal, about fourty tons each, from the colliery of Thomas McDetmott Roe, esq; in the county of Leitrim ; they seem to be of an excellent quality, and stand us in about 14s per ton. If the canal from Killaloe to Limerick were finished, that city could be supplied at 16s per ton, which must be of vast utility to that city and the country adjacent.


Three hundred emigrants, of various descriptions, sailing from this city in the Neptune for America, the Hankey is expected to sail every tide, and the Favourite John the beginning of next month, both with some valuable freight, and for the same destination.

Freeman's Journal, April 6th-8th, 1784

London. April 1.

Extract of a letter from Lisle, March 25
"Nothing is more certain than the discovery of a balloon from England. It was found the 28th of February, at Warneton on the Lys, three leagues from this city. There was a billet affixed to it, on which was written, "This balloon was let off from Sandwick, in England, the 27th of February. Those who find it, are desired to give notice of it to Mr. Boys, at Sandwick." It seems that this balloon left Sandwich at half past twelve on the 27th of February,with a very high wind ; and, as it was seen in the air at half past two of the same day by an inhabitand of Warneron, it follows, that it went 24 leagues in two hours. This balloon was of straw-coloured taffety, and was three ells in circumference."

Whereas on Sunday the 4th inst. between the hours of twelve and one'clock in the forenoon , the house and desk of Mr. John Russell, of Essex-street , was broken open, and the fgollowing aticles stolen, viz.
Nine Guineas in Gold, one large plain Gold Ring, marked M. D. I, two silver cased Watches, one markrd R. N. London, one pair of silver Kuee buckles, one silverPunch ladel, and the leaves of two houses in Essex-street, made by the Hon. John Butler to the late elizabeth Russell od said street : whoever apprehends the person or oersons c0oncerned in tyhe above robbery, shall be paid 5 guineas reward as their prosecuted to convicti0n,.