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It is ordered, that the Asize of Bread till further    

Orders be as follows:— Wheaten, weighing 21bs.  


Average Prices of Articles at yesterday's Market. —

Wheat, 7s. 4¼d. per bushel ; Maize, 3s. 6d. ditto; Potatoes, 3s. per cwt. Fowls, 2s. 6d. per couple;   Eggs, 1s. 3d. per dozen; Butter, 2s. 6d. per lb.  

SHIP NEWS. — The colonial vessel Mary, arrived on Wednesday last from Port Stevens; brings the   unpleasant account of a man belonging to the Hawks- bury Packet having been speared in the face by the natives, and the vessel robbed of all provisions; the wound, although severe and ghastly, not being, how- ever, of a mortal nature.  

By this arrival we learn that a military party consisting of six men who had been dispatched in the   Lady Nelson for the purpose of ascertaining the grounds of a report communicated by the natives of a wreck to the northward, had hailed the Mary from the head of the north entrance, and been received on board. This party gave the account of their having fallen in with the wreck of the brig Trial, about fifty miles north of Port Stevens, which must be some- where near to Cape Hawke; and learnt from the   natives that the people had constructed a boat out of the materials of the wreck, in which a large party went out to sea, but were swamped, and perished within their view. Others had taken to the bush,   among whom was a woman with a young child — of any of whom not a single trace or vestige was to be discovered! — The Lady Nelson had taken on board such of the trilling proportion of the cordage, &c. as had not utterly perished, and proceeded to Newcastle, from whence she may be hourly expected.  

On Monday the 27th ult. a dinner party met at the house of Mr. Isaac Nichols, for the purpose of cele- brating the Anniversary of the Institution of this

Colony under Governor Philip, which took place on the 26th of Jan. 1788, but this year happening upon a Sunday, the commemoration dinner was reserved for the day following.                  

The party assembled were select, and about 40 in number. At 5 in the afternoon dinner was on the table, and a more agreeable entertainment could not have been anticipated.

After dinner a number of loyal toasts were drank,

and a number of festive songs given; and about 10     the company parted, well gratified with the pleasures that the meeting had afforded.

In this account it would be unjust to pass over a pleasant novelty, for which the company were in- debted to the muse of Mr. Jenkins (who was one of the stewards, and took the chair by an unanimous wish), in complimenting the party with a few appropriate verses on the occasion ; which were sung by a Gentleman to the tune of Rule Britannia, with considerable effect, and produced a well deserved en- comium as well to the singer as the composer.— Hearing it highly spoken of, we have applied for and been complimented with a copy of the verses, which appear at the head of the next column.

The following historical, biographical, and genea-

logical illustration, we copy from a paper published in the Island of St. Christopher, by Mr. Thomas Howe. — Retributive justice is the consolation of the oppressed, and the terror of the oppressors. If the following facts, which have, we believe, been remarked by De Foe, should fall into the hands of the Conven- tion of France, it may, perhaps, alarm them for their future safety, by showing them that though, in the language of Juvenal, the anger of the gods may sleep, yet it will not die. The extraordinary coincidence of dates of some of the events, seems to designate the particular crime, which provoked the punishment of its perpetrators. The area of these circumstances is the reign of Charles I. and the troubles that fol-

lowed it.

The English parliament called in the Scots to invade their king, and were invaded themselves by the same Scots in defence of the king, whose case, and the design of the Parliament, the Scots had mistaken.

The Parliament which raised an army to depose Charîes, ws deposed by the army it had raised. — This army broke three parliaments, but was at last broken itself by a free Parliament.

Sir John Hotham, who repulsed his Majesty, and refused him admittance into Hull before the war, was seized by the Parliament for which he had done it, on the same 10th day of August two years that he spilled the first blood in that war. His son, Capt. Hotham, was executed the 1st of January, which was the day on which he had assisted Sir Thomas Fairfax in the first skirmish with the king's forces at Branham


The 6th of August, 1641, the Parliament voted to raise an army against the king ; the same day and month anno 1648, the Parliament were assembled and   turned out of doors by that very same army.

The Earl of Holland deserted the king, who had made him general of horse, and went over to the Parliament. The king sent to him for his assistance on the 11th of June, 1641, which the earl refused;   mid on the 11th of July, 1643 seven years after, he was taken by the Parliament at St. Neot's, and be- headed by then on the 9th of March, 1619, O.S. on which day, in the year 1641, he had carried the de- clarations of the Commons, which were filled with re- proaches, to the king.

The Parliament voted to approve of Sir John Hotham's resistance to the king at Hull, on the 2Sth of April, 1641 ; the day on which, in the year 1600, they first debated in the house the restoration of

Charles the Second.

Thus much for the days of Charles ; one thing, however, is worthy to be remarked : the charge against the Earl of Stratford, whose death the king lamented all the remainder of his life, was first read in the

House of Lords on the 30th of January, six years pre- ceding Charle's own death.

Nor are testimonies of similar occurrences, appa- rently connected by the same singularity of time, wanting in the earlier reigns, if we may credit the authority whence the preceding dates are derived.

Cranmer was burnt at Oxford the same day and month that he gave Henry the VIIIth the advice to divorce his queen Catherine.

Queen Elizabeth died the same day and month that she resolved, in her privy council, to behead the Queen of Scots ; and her successor, James, the same   day and month that he published his book against Bel-


The long Parliament, of which so much has already been said, began the day of the month of which the

Parliament that robbed the Romish church of her re- venues, and suppressed abbies and monasteries first state : so that the same day which enriched Henry VIII. was fatal to his successor by the same means.