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SUBSCRIPTIONS for the above arc received by HENRY KNOX, Bookieller, Boston. lull arrived and now opening at the Store of DUNCAN INGRAHAM jun. in Union-Street, Boston, A variety of Englirt, India, Irilh and Scorch G O O D S, Which will be Sold by Wholesale and Retail, At his ’Tvil so v prices for Case, The jblhwinj articles are partof his aflbrtment, viz. Chintt, Mozeem for Waiftcrate, Alamodes, Caiiicoes, Loretta* for ditto, Luteftnngs, Nankeens, Bmnfwicks, u . Mullins, Broad-Cloaths, I-ine Chip Hats, Sartins, Sente., Irilh Linens, Baize , WB* Dowialß , Erolics, D “ tch L “«’ Oanabrir, Jubilees, Writ.ng Paper, Tickbnburg:, Callinsancces. Royal Ribbs, Diapers, Sattinetts, RuLorab, Shalloons, LookmgGlaflc. C-mbrieks, Tammies Neat drelfi. do. L'Sns, Raven, Duck, Checks, Games, Ru Ku ditto, Fuftiar*, Gauze Handkerchiefs, Black forrCaps, Netting, Black Plumes, Striped J iollmds, MHfc Court Heel Mo- India Jeans, roccoPun.ps China ware. Infants ditto, also, Gun Powder, Shott, Spices, Scythes, tickles, Loaf Sugar, Src. &c. TO BE SOLD, by GAW E N BRO WN, In King-Street, CUNDRY new CLOCKS, one O ditto feccnd-hami, with japanned Case, best Silver W X T CH'S, fomc go on Diamonds, and some with a Cap over the work, fin ted by the best Hands—Cheap for the Cask. - - • , TO BE SOLD or LET, A Neat and very convenient HOUS E, with a Barn ana Chaise Haufe, and about two Acres > f Land, ir.cludirp a rich C.vrden Spot, very p ,ca “ . ft-tlr ntuated, and a. fine healthy Place* aot five Miles frem Byr r on a great Road, *l «e noft Kind* • • Pro. firn.* can calily be Fi qvire of the • V.a»e. . Or, Thomas s Bolton Journal. T H U R S D A Y, April 28, 1774- P I C T U RE S of the TIMES. G O D. THAT there is a God, u evident from our own exigence. The or der and regularity which isdiffufed through out the whole creation, the Planets ihll running in one continued course, and not breaking in upon one another, which would invert the order of nature, and bring all things to ruin and confufion, the glorious Luminary that gives us light, the Byry firmament, in short, every infed and thing that breathes, manifefts it beyond all pofli bility of doubt j yet, strange to tell ’ there are thole who ailed to disbelieve it. Affec tation or madness it undoubtedly is, for no man in his senses would go to aflert what« even his own exigence proves to be falfe. By chance it is impoflible we can exist, the very idea argues our absurdity; for if we existed by chance, wc should be equals only with the brutes, whereas at present we are endowed with fupcrior faculties, and capa ble of difeerhing good from evil. Those faculties were certainly never intended to be misapplied, or to be laid by as ufelcfs ; the supposition is idle. If it was not, that order which is so vifiblc, and the only ce ment of kingdoms and Hates, would inevi tably fall to the ground, and the whole world be one general fcenc of misery and confufion. DEVIL H E L L. Those only who pretend to disbelieve a God will doubt a Devil or Hell. As there is an habitation for the righteous, there is of course one for the wicked ; and a prince of evil, as well as good. Let the wicked man appeal to his own conscience, and fay whether this be falfe. What farther hell need we than a guilty conscience ? For, supposing no other, this would be infup por table. ..Which way shall we fly “ Infinite wrath and infinite despair ? « Which way we fly is hell, ourselves are hell.” A bad conscience is a burning, unbear able, and never-dying hell $ and none but the most obstinate madman would run him felfhcadlong intocternity, dilbclieving what every day tells him is true. “ If it so should fall cut, as who can tell, “ But there may be a God, a heaven, and hell, « Mankind had best confider well, for fear « It should be too late when their mistakes appear.” M A N. Man is that proud haughty being which stalks along the earth with pomp and fplen dour, as though he were a God. He ima gines he alone ought to be foie Lord of the creation, and, though his stay is here only for a day, treasures up riches, and throws away his time in luxury, fully, and diflipa tion, as if he were to continue here forever. .. -See (fays he) all things for my ufc ! •* See man for mine,” replies a pamper’d goose; “ And just as short ofreafon he must fall “ Who thinks all made for one, not one for all.” RELIGION. Religion, which ought to be the link of happiness and fricndfhip, and the chain of society, and whose purity, innocence, and funplicity, ought to be inviolably preferv cd, is become a cause for contention ; and, under its cloak, the most artful villanies, and base purposes, arc affected. The Bishops, instead of setting pious and good examples, set us the very wurst; and the cnthufiaftick brawl of fomc preachers, and the inaftivity, indolence, and drowsiness of others, rather disgust than give us plea sure: £0 that when our teachers cease to inftrud, it is no wonder we ccafe to be religious. VIRTUE. Th? people of the present age have al most forgot the meaning of th** word. The polite will have nothing to do with it, and the inferiour chfs only countenance it as being very neceftary in trade. 'l'iic ladies knit their brows at the bare meatron of it; and if, by accident, it intrudes upon them, they take every politic means to (hake it off. MODESTY. Modcfty and virtue were formerly very intimate, and in Befs’s days Rtcat favourites of the fair ; but the poHtefie of the pre sent enlightened age have happily got rid of both. Even little lisping Miss at the boarding school can now cock up her eye, and look as impudent as Ihe plcales, with out Mamma’s displeasure. Mamma likes to fee her darling a little in the ton ; and, to be furc, why should not young ladies look a little sprightly ? There can be no harm in it. As for modesty, it is only fit for beggars; and polite company I how their breeding, by kicking it out oi doors. HOSPIT A L I T Y. Hospitality (happily for itfelf) is got out of the fmokc of London, or it would have inevitably been choaked. It lies now in a very infirm state in Herefordfhire, but the very bad year of Cyder will foun oblige it to move ; and if it gets into Wales, one severe winter will iurely end it. At any rate, poor Hospitality will have a hard ftrugi»lc to hold out much longer. CHARITY. Hospitality and Charity were both brought up under the fame roof, and are determined to live and die together. They some time ago applied for afhltance to the Clergy, their old friends ; but they unhap pily took them for importers, and very po litely pushed them out of doors. FRIENDSHIP. The name of friend fltill remains, and that is all. The heaven-Born tree itfelf is quite rooted up, and loft ; and unlcfs where fomc advantage is like to follow, friendfhip will not intermeddle. Friendship in a fa tal hour contracted an acquaintance with flattery, and was ruined. Flattery hath fmcc afTumed friendfhip’s habit, and it re quires fomc study to detect the impostor. HONES T Y. Honesty lived with some merchants in the metropolis a considerable time; but, going backwards and forwards to court with petitions and remon(Lances, was un luckily loft. It found its way, however, to fomc of the principal towns in the kingdom, but was very coldly received; and, going several times after to court with petitions, became so ftek, and tired of life, that it suddenly disappeared, and is supposed to be now in Herciordfhirc, with Hospitality and Charity. The following was publiflied in London on the 2 sth of Januarv last. To the MEMBERS / tbt HOUSE of COMMONS. Gintlimzn, BY the last advices from America we learn, that great uneasiness and difeontent prevail in all the colonics, on account of a duty of three pence per pound laid on tea by virtue of an A£l of Parliament, to which the Americans imagine, that if they submit, it will be an introduction to a ] l that variety of taxes which are paid in England, besides the numerous taxes imposed on them by their own Repre sentatives. In confcqucnce, Gentlemen, of these apprehensions, the Americans have very illegally ,at Bofton.deftroyed 324 chests ot'Tea,the property of theLaftlndiaCompany : But (ojuftity themfeives in this violence and dilobedience to tlie AO, they presume to call the authority of the Houle of Commons over them in question. This cannot fail of being taken cognizance of by your august Afiembiy, whole refoiuiions, it is hoped, will not be mere ads of power, fir it should always be remembered, that die colonies arc our brethren and rdlow fubjeds, and entitled equally with us to every right and privilege of Britons. We should therefiire enquire, “ Whether we liave behaved to them « brethren t" And, « Whether we have not exacted from whit we should have judged extremely hard to have fuffered ourfedve. The firlt right of a Briton is, “ That he cannot be taxed but by his peers the next, “ that he cannot be taxed but by a parliament in which he is represented, or by pmfons who pay a Ihare of die tax they impofc on him.” Are then the colonies in this manner reprefcnted in the Parliament of Great-Britain ? Do those who impofc 1 duty on Tea in the colonies pay a share of that duty ? If this is not the case, what have the colonies dene that they should be Gripped oi one of the most valnable privilege', of Britons t Has Pailia ment a right to take the mott uifling privieg*-: from the futyed, unlei. forfeited by law • 1 know they ur in many caies omnipotent ; tney rmy by p wr pass a Erv try which any colony IL-mld be of the privilege < f bt.ng tried by jury ; but I ask, amid they of rwnt do it f tor becacen power and right there is s very grew dilfe enee. The utmost wiidom 0! Pari-sment will be wanted on this m-ift import? it ncc-ifioi. and no member, it is hoped- w»H [Numb. 169. advise an improper exertion of power. It it the true inte rest of Gnat-Britain to acquire and reuin, not tn alicnat** the arteftion. other colonies; and this can only be done kind and always considering them as they must tainiy dclcne to be considered, in all ref|>cAi on the lamclte footing as ourtehTS, and ot right entitled to every privilege । that ue in England enjoy. * . The colonies arc so many distant provinces of the Britilh 1 empire, which add (hength, dignity, and pewer to the mo- lu ther country, and will continue to do so infinitely more jP but if, instead of improving this vail acceflion of dominion! to our advantage, we make enemies of our fi tends and low fubje&s, and thereby convert this blefiing of heaven into a curie, then indeed we may have cause to lament over dur " late conquests, whilst every other power in Europe would . rejoice in our and divisions, which they already do, and will not tail to encourage. To endeavour therefore to heal the wounds between Great-Britain and her American offspring, which Mr. Grenville's mifbken policy cccalioned, is the duty of every man, but more immediately the business of the members of’ the Brit.fh Legiflaturc ; nor is it an arduoua talk : •• Let the whole system of Mr. Grenville’s politics be aboliflied j let his ideas of an American revenue, by taxation, be bcaid of no more." Dp this, Gentlemen,'and you will then want no revenue from the colonics by taxes, or duties, or impolis j they will give you all the wealth they have, for your manufactures by trade. R ATI O N AL IS. FRIDAY, April ®a. BOSTON. Fortbtr Advitct rtetivtd by the Lord Hyde Paehet, Contain ‘Jeffriet, 101'0 an i red at NcwYork fom Fat n.vutb j ar.d ly the Caflt. fFliti ar.d Calef from London. PETFRSBURG H, [Rofla] January 7. SESSIEURh P alLa, R akhknow, and others, contii.ua to impart to us the in tereftiog difcovaries they make m the course of their travels. Theie learned men have dilcovered lcver.il nations, whois very names were never heard of before , among others, the 1 feurwaUMis, and their neighbours the Mardouan.. Theie pvOpfr tie ie markable nor only for their flcilf in agriculture, but allo that they make it a put of their worlhip. LONDON. V]. It is now said to be fettled by a Gres' Perlonage for the Queen of Denmark to come io Englanc the enluing iwnmer. "January 28. The greatest court-beauty in this metro pnlis, at preient is the celebrated Mrs. Matthews, a lady o Ireland. Council, last week, only voted two regiments to America His Majelly has ordered five mure from Ireland. Th Bostonians are to be chafiifcd, and arc to drink tea, thoug! ever so great an emetic. January 29. It is reported at St. James’s, that thei will not be an Ambaflador from France before theyeu 1773 A short timefince, Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Agent to th House of Aflembly of New-England, presented a petrtiu from the House of Aflembly to the King, afluiing his Ma jetty, that the people of New-England had no confidence i their Governor j that they considered him as an enemy t the province ; that the breach between them and him w. so open and avowed, and the enmity between them so dr elated and pufitive, the public bufinefc of the province w. thereby so eflentiaily injured and impe frd, that it was m ceflary for the public service, as well ar their happiness, t remove him ; and concluded with a request to remove liii from that government. The King gave no answer to ti petition j and it was imagined no notice would be taken < it j but upon reconsidering the matter, it was thought tnt prudent to refer it to the privy council. Administration we thus obliged to take it up ; a fort of mock-trial was r solved upon, that the truth of the allegation; might be a fcdedly enquired into; and upon which fomc judgment w to be formed, and reported to the King. The enquiry ca. on last Saturday, before the privy council. Dr. Frankl attended according to order ; and the Attorney and Solicit General being,by order of adminiftration,counfel foiGovtrn Hutchinson, Dr. Franklin was allowed counsel I kcwi He had Mr. Serjeant Ghnn, and Mr. Dunning. T matter turned chiefly upon the extraordinary letters (whi have been poblifbed) of the Governor and Ucutenu Governor to the late Mrs What Ly. (t was fometinje doul ed whether copies of them < ould be adrrirtad as Ovidenc* but it being impoflible to obtain the originals, they bci before the Houle of Aflembly, the copies were at len* admitted. Ihe event of the enquiry is not yet made pui —The fate of America, lad in th«t, of Great-Britain,. pends upon the advice, or rather report which the pr; council fhsll makn to the King upon this occxfion. 'j situation of affairs in America is become more truly ala: ing than ever. The union throughout that continent, r-jed the tea, while it is to a duty to be pa.d the fhewv that the miniliers, or rather the cabinet junto, whom only the King thinks proper to confide, are as a dially ikfpifed in America, as they arc detested in Enghi If the tax is attempted .0 be impend, which can only be force, the remittances to Enghmd of tobacco, naval Pur &c. «. will of course, be flopped, and thereby the immei deht, not left than FIVE MILLIONS' which t North-Americans owe to the merchants in Grext-Bnt must rema n unpaid. This wiii inevitably so materially . jure cur merchant!, frsdere, and mechanios at home, tha gener.l bankruptcy wH, in ail probability, succeed. 1 pillion for power on ms fide, and the refolutiun to prefe liberty on th* Other, give a • ery serious, ar.d in many p« pie’s apprehc !r -i, a ver; dreadful to ft.is diff u TJw thro*- ng the tea info the sea in Bcftan, irritates court extremely, and while it fhewS tßa indignitv w which the leriflative authority of this county is tr -ated -Am- ;kx, gives rco %tu apprenend, that if forte it auem? it will b» eppofed. The other cbior.iei, p«iCula»Jy Caroli where no ftntagem to land the tea was urojetfed, have i.idecd (hewn the same indignity, btcaul* there was not t Utne provocation, but have adfed * ith the Lune <pwi* 1 hrmnms , and bender fending tne tea tuck, have guar.