The Kentish Post; or Canterbury News Letter.From Saturday September 10, to Wednesday September 14, 1726. [Numb. 867.] From a Written Letter, London Sept. 12. From on board his Majesty's Ship Torbay before Revel, Aug. 4, O.S. Monday last being the Anniversary of his Majesty's Accession to the Crown of Great Britain, Sir Charles Wager gave a very splendid Entertainment to all the Commanders of the English and Danish Fleets...Our stay here will be longer than was talked of before; mean time the Russians are very fearful of us, and fortify themselves more and more...From the Daily Post, Sept, 12. On Friday last Mr. Williams, Philosophical Instrument-maker over against Somerset-House in the Strand, was introduced to the King at Kensington by John Rowley, Esq; Master of Mechanicks to his Majesty...Tripoli, June 15. We have received Advice from Egypt, that there having been an Insurrection against the Bashaw of Grand Cairo, the Malecontents had been totally defeated by the Grand Signor's Troops...Paris, Sept 18. The Trench that was made in the Forest of Fontainebleau, not have answer'd the End, because the Wind carry'd the Coals beyond it, and on the 10th the Fire broke out afresh...There has likewise been a Fire in the Forest of St. Germain, which has burnt 12 of 15 Acres of Wood: but it is extinguish'd. The Queen has had a Rheumatism in the Knee, of which she is perfectly recover'd. From the London Gazeet, Sept. 10. His Majesty has been pleased to appoint the Right Hon. Henry Viscount Lonsdale, to be Constable of the Tower of London, and Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets. Lisbon, Sept. 7, N.S. The Evening before Sir John Jenning's failed from hence, his Portuguese Majesty went to perform his Devotions at the Convent of St. Joseph near Belem...Portsmouth, Sept. 6. The Spence Sloop, Cap. Berkeley Commander, arrived Yesterday at St. Hellens from the Battimentos off of Port Bello...From the Daily Courant, September 9. Rome, Aug. 10. The Pontiff having granted Leave to a foreign Lord to dig in the Convent of the Fathers de Cistcaux, upon his pretending that a Treasure of Six Millions had been buried there; they have already dug 14 Foot deep, but hitherto found nothing but some Urns filled with dead Bodies, Bones, and a large Piece of Marble call'd the Grani-Oriental; however 'tis not doubted but they may find many other curious Pieces of Marble, since the Temple of the Emperor Constantine the Great stood upon the same spot of Ground...From the Daily Courant, Sept. 10. Lisbon, Aug, 31. One Welton, a Nonjuring English Clergyman, who some time ago arrived here from Philadelphia, died lately of a Dropsy...From the Evening Post, Sept. 10. The Oak, William Williams Master from Newcastle for London, was lost near the Rivers Mouth...From Mist's Journal Sept. 10. Some days ago an unhappy Accident happened at Lewisham in Kent: As two great Dogs were fighting, two Men were silly enough to endeavour to part them; but the angry Curs flew upon them, and tore them to that Degree, that it is much question'd whether they can recover. Dublin Sept. 3. On Tuesday one John Fisher, who lived in James's Street, and formerly made Ginger-Bread, was murder'd by his Wife...Dorchester, Aug. 27. Yesterday was executed here John Daw, of Winburn, for the Murder of Mary Harwood, his Sweet-Heart. Towcester, Northamptonshire, Sept..6 Sunday last an old Man was found hang'd in a Wood near his Place...From the Whitehall Even. Post, Sept.10. From Meer, in Wilts, Aug. 25. last Monday Morning a Man was found lying dead on the Dowus, about a Mile and a Half from the Town, with his Horse standing by his side...Gloucester, Sept.5. They write from Cardiffe, That this Day John Humphrey, of Bonvilstone, a notorious Villain, is to be tried there who has already confess'd several inhumane Murders, Robberies, Rapes, &c...From the St. James's Even. Post, Sept.10. Henry Cockson, one of his Majesty's Foomen, died this Week. The Place, worth 100l. per Annum and upwards, is given to Mr. George Hogem, whose Father served the Prince of Denmark and Queen Ann above 40 Years....Advertisements. Beware of Counterfeits. Truly Prepared at London, and Appointed to be Sold at no other Place in Canterbury but at Mr. James Abree's Printing Office, Dr. Daffey's Original and Famous Cordial Elixir Salutis, The Great Preserver of Mankind; above 60 Years Experienc'd...A Saddle and Bridle of thirty Shillings Value, to be Run for in Lingstead Park...To be Lett at Michaelmas next, at a very Reasonable Rent, The Spread-Eagle Tavern at Ramsgate...To be Lett or Sold at Michaelmas next, A Farm with sixty odd Acres of Land, Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Wood Land, lying in Molash in Kent...From the Daily Courant, Sept. 12. Petersbourg, Aug. 29. The English and Danish Squadrons are still before Revel, where the Officers and Seamen that come ashore in their Shallops are received with great Civility...From the Daily Journal, Sept. 12. Dr. Welton, formerly Rector of St. Mary White-Chapel, died lately at Lisbon...Canterbury, September 14. Extract of a Letter from London, Sept. 12. New Hops 1l. 10s. to 3l. per hun. Old Hops 10s. to 2l. Old Wheat 20s. to 27s...Deal, Sept. 13. On the 9th arrived Strong and Thomas Capt. from Virginia. This Day the Providence Capt. Cuter from Virginia, Dispatch Capt. Burros from St. Kitts, Kirby Cap. Cannon from Montserat, Lucitnia Cap Veal from Cadiz, Northampton Capt. Robinson from Virginia. Remain here Ferret, Otter, Bonetta, King's Ships.
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An interesting read of the events reported in this newspaper. Specific mention is given to Russia's movements; at this particular moment in time Russia had reluctantly joined the Austro-Spanish league to defend the interests of Queen Catherine's son-in-law, the Duke of Holstein, against England. The Kentish Post: or the Canterbury News-Letter was Canterbury's first newspaper, published between 1717 and 1768. Originally published by Thomas Reeve, it soon changed to James Abree, who had set up as a printer in Canterbury in 1717. Originally appearing on Wednesdays, by 1721 the Kentish Post had become a bi-weekly, appearing every Wednesday and Saturday.
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