London, England & Edinburgh: J. Wilkie, at the Bible, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1761. Newspaper. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #028569
8 page newspaper, (pages 249 - 256) with a couple small woodcut initial ornaments. Articles include a piece on an insurrection at Hexham in Northumberland by reason of balloting for the militia & that the pitt-men had attacked a body of the militia "...killed two private men, and dangerously wounded an officer; upon which the militia fired on them with ball, whereby eighteen of the rioters were killed...more mischief was expected..."; with other military news including embarkations to various locations; a fatal fire in Savolaxia cathedral Finland; the rescue of a group of arrested Eagle Court prostitutes from police custody by "...a body of men, assisted by some Bridewell boys..."; prisoners condemned for Epping Forest highway robberies and a holdup of the Kentish town stage. Also, a report on the habits & people of Madagascar by J.D.H., taken from the Royal Female Mag.; a poem regarding a picture of Nash being placed between the busts of Sir Isaac Newton & Mr. Pope in the Great Room at Bath; notice of sale of the rectory of Wickersley, with a "...yearly value of 100 l. and upwards..."; a jail escape; a discussion of Protestants, Methodism & preaching; also classified advertisements for positions, training, desertions, help wanted, political stumping & short pieces from around the world, reporting and speculating on diplomatic concerns and intrigues, shipping & commercial news, including on the last page, notice of diverse publications. Tax stamp on the bottom edge of the second page. Approx. 8 1/4" x 10 7/8" size; light wear and darkening; in very good condition.