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.