feutnuents of the ‘<srand Jury as are indidable, in«
to indictments, and that the Clerk cause the said
presentments, together with the Chief Judice’s
charge, to be publiflied in the State Gazette.
Extract from the Minutes ,
DANIEL ELAM, A. C. C.
Richmond County, March Term 1787.
«* «• m »'—< imm •
G E O R G I A,? QRDERED, That the
Richmond County. 3 Didrids for holding the
Courts ofConfcience in Richmond County be as
follows: Fird, The Lower Difirid Line jliall be
gin at the mouth ofM‘Bean swamp, on the Burke
county line, extending up Savannah river to Glo
ver's old place on said river, from thence along a
lidge path dividing the waters of Reds and Uchee
creeks, leading by the old Sand Hill Mill, and
thence along said road eroding Spirit creek at Pride
Williams’s old plantation, along said road until it
interfeds the Burke county line, on Brier creek ;
and the Court for the said didrid lhall be held m
the town of Auguda.
The second Diftrid diall begin at the aforefaid
Glover’s old plantation, on Savannah river, ex
tending up the fame to the mouth of the Great
Kiokee creek, thence up said creek to Capt. Wil
liams Stevens’s plantation to a road leading from
said Stevens's to Scott’s ferry on Little river, and
along said road to where it erodes a branch of Kio
kee creek, called Greenbrier creek, thence up said
creek to the head or source thereof, hear Dunn’s
old place, and from thence along the ridge divid
ing the waters of the Kiokee and Germany’s creeks,
and on that direction to where it interfeds Brier
Creek or Wilkes county line, the Court for which
Di/lnft dull be held at Richmond Court-house.
The third Diftrid (hall begin at the. mouth
aforefaid Great Kiokee creek, extending up Sa
vannah river to the mouth of Little river, thence
up Little River to Scott’s ferry, thence along the
road leading from said ferry to William Stevens’s
on the afoiefaid Big Kiokee, and thence down said
creek to the beginning; the court for which Di
ftrid (hall be held at Browniborough.
The fourth Diftrid dull begin at Scott’s ferry, on
Little river, extending tip the fame along the
Wilkes’s comity line, from thence to the dividing
ridge of the waters of Germany’s and Kiokee
creeks, and along said ridge to the head of Green
brier creek, neared Dunn’s old place, thence down
said Greenbrier creek to the eroding of the road
aforefaid, and the Court for said Diftrid (hall be
held at the town of Writfborough.
Ihe fifth Didrid diall include all that part of
Richmond county, lying between Brier creek and
Ogechee river, between Burke and Wilkes county
lines, and the Court for said Didrid diall be held
on Rocky Comfort.
Extrail from the Minutes,
DANIEL ELAM, A. C. C.
Clerk's Office, dpril 20, 1787.
B E R L I N, December 28.
Tfyere has been sent to all pallors and preachers
in the country, by order of the King, diretfions
that they lliould add to their catechism, and in
ftrudions in chridianity, an account of the punifli
ments indided by the laws on such as are guilty
of murder, theft, and other atrocious crimes, that
all persons may be acquainted with the pains they
.tre to exped here as well as hereafter for their
M A D R* I D, January 8.
An express has arrived at Carthagena from Al
giers, with an account of the plague having broken
out at Condaiitia with such violence as to spread
the alarm over all that part of the coast, The
number of deaths was said to be from 50 to 80 in
a day, and the Confute and other foreigners at
Algiers had flint up their houses, and renounced all
communication with the rest of the inhabitants.
TANGIER S, November fp.
The Emperor of Morocco has some time ago
ratified the treaty of peace which was offered by
the American Congress. It consists of 25 articles,
1 and is to lah for 50 years.
HAGUE, January 20.
We hear from Nimeguen, that all the endea
vours which have been employed to make the
* Stadtholder recede from his claims have proved
fruitlefs, as he refills every application from di
ftinguilhed persons, and the most prefling solicita
tions of Mr. le Comte deGoertz. There are there
fore no hopes that our^differences can be amicably
LONDON, March 7.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs at Conflanti
nople has loft his wife, children, and all bis ser
vants by the plague. *
Extract of a letter from LiJlon y January 12.
“ The Court has refilled troubling itfelf further
in the affair of a commercial treaty with the Ame
rican states; and the Americans have refufed to
receive the wines of Portugal at the fame low du
ties as those of France, without which the Court
will not remove the present prohibition against the
importation of tobacco, and some other articles
from North-America. Thus Hands the matter at
The Navy Board are on the point of taking up
200a flapping for the purpose of fending
out J complete supply of (lores to his Majesty’s
garrifOns, Bc c. in Canada, Nova-Scotia, New
foundland, and the other Britilh settlements in
North-America, it being the intention of govern
ment to put them into the most refpeftable state of
defence, and to preserve them on a footing of the
completed national utility.
The four regiments of foot which had been or
dered for Ireland aud countermanded, have re
ceived orders (till to continue under preparation to
embark for foreign service. One of them (com
plete both officers aud men) we hear is to go to
Quebec, to reinforce the garrisons in the province
• of Canada, according to a request which has been
received from Lord Dorchester, the Governor Ge
neral of the Britilh dominions in North-America,
who has written home by a late conveyance, flgni
fying» that, in the present situation of affairs, and
the deranged state of the government of the United
States of America, in that quarter, it is highly ne
ceflary all the Britilh pods lhould be complete.
The balance of trade between Riga and England
of last year is 172,5001. in favor of Riga.
Tuefday his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
was initiated into the myfleries of Free Masonry,
at the Star and Garter, Pall Mall. • His Royal
Highness the Duke of Cumberland as Grand Ma
iler, the Duke of Norfolk, the Duke of Manchester,
and several other Noblemen of that refpettable or
der, aflifted at the ceremony, and afterwards spent
the evening there with great glee and conviviality.
Extract of a letter from Gibraltar y Jan. 17.
“ A French fliip has just arrived from Algiers,
the Captain of which briggajulvice, that two cor
sairs had come into the port, the day before his
failing, and had brought in with them a large Ame
rican vefl'el from Boston, laden with navel flores,
a large quantity of tobacco, and some rum, bound
to Cadiz. The Officers and crew were immediate
ly sent up the country, and the vefl’el was hauled
close to the shore, for the purpose of unloading her
immediately. The French Captain could only
learn, that, upon being hailed by the Algerines,
and dasred to shew the neceflafy papers, the Ar*.
rican refufed, and bore aw£y, but was soon coin
up with by the corfalrs, and after a stout refiihi r l
was taken, and brought in as above.’*
Yesterday an express arrived from Paris v. : , n
an account, that, onTuefday morning, Febrnar
6tb, died, between the hours of three and four
Monsieur de VERGENNES, Minister for foreign,
affairs, in the 67th year of his age, and after Lav!
itig been in different public offices above thirty
years. In this period he nearly effijfted a total
change in the political state of France. Till with
in a very few hours of his death he retained his
gaiety and good humour.
A strange story has been propagated, that a
French gentleman .had obtained a bull’from the
Pope to marry his own filter. For the honour of
human nature we hope that there is no truth in it*
or. if there is, that which does away the illegality
cannot make the world forget the lhame.
BOSTON, April, n.
By a gentleman who arrived in town yefierdav
direftly from the county of Hampfliire, we are in
formed, that the Hon. Justices of the Supreme Ju
dicial Court finilhed their session for the county of
Berkfiiire last week, after palling SENTENCE of
DEATH on SIX of the REBELS who have been
takeu in arms in that county againfl the Majefly of
the People ; and, among others, fentenciug Wii*
liam Whiting, Esq. Chief Justice of the Court of
Common Pleas for that county, to be imprifonei
fix mon hs, pay a fine of iool. and find security
for keeping the peace for five years; and a Mr.
Gould, Lawyer, to pay a fine of ;cl. to the fiate,
and find securities for his good behaviour for three
Austin, of Sheffield, and a Mr: Willcox, we
are told, ate among the rebels under sentence of
death in Berihire county. Capt. Hamlin, who
commanded the rebels in the attack on Col. Aih
ley, at Sheffield, lias not yet received his trial, on
account of the bad state of his wounds.
We hear that the Rebels in Hamfhire county
have lately made several incendiary attempts to
destroy the buildiugs and other property belonging
to Geir. Shepard, at Weftneld.
April 23. It is with inexpredible sorrow we
relate, that, about sunset last Friday evening, a
fire broke out in a malt house belonging to Mr.
William Patten, near the Liberty Pole, at the
fogth end of this town, and was attended with a
deftruftion similar to which the inhabitants of this
town have not experienced since the year 1760.
The wind atN. E. blowing hard, carried the flakes
of fire to a great height and difiance, by which the
houses, beiug very dry, were set on fire in so ma
ny places as rendered it impossible to direst the
exertions of the inhabitants to any point. The
fuire of the Rev. Mr. White’s rneeting-houfe, si
tuated at the diftauce of near 50 rods from the
place where the devastation firft began, was ob
served to be on fire, at the ball just below the vane,
in less than 15 minutes. As this could not be ex
tinguished by reason of its height, the fire falling
therefrom, and from the houses then in flames, in
a fliort time demolilhed that large edifice. In the
dire&ion of the wind for a space of 20 rods wide
the fire carried havock as far as the building ex
tended, crofliug the main street, and destroying
the buildings on one fide from Mr. Knapp’s to
Mr. Bradford’s, and on the other fide from Mrs.
Inche’s to Mr. Olborn’s.
There were several houses empty, which, with
the meeting-house, (hops, barns, and out-houses,
may be computed at 100 buildings. Providentially
OQ lives were loft.
N E W- Y O R K, April 14.
Last Sunday afternoon arrived his Britanpie
Majesty’s packet Princt Henry,