“To the high fhcrifiand grand jury ofthe county of York, Gentlemen,

Your approbation of our condufiit, on the late very efliential quellion regard-ng the rights of the eleclors of this kingdom, gives us, allure yourfelves, the gteatefi (atisrntlion ; and very much overpays us for the iimple performance of that firll du- ty, which we fhould have thought it criminal in the higher} degree to have neglected.

l! would be very flrange indeed, if, intrulled, as we are, by our confiituents, with the care and guar- dianthip ofall their rights, we lhould have been carelefs of that great, ori- ginal, and fundamental one, on which all the Others are dependant -—the right of free eleflion and true reprefentation.

Be alfured, gentlemen, that, as long as we have the honour to hold the important trufi committed to us by the freeholders of Yorklhire, we will never ceafe to withfland every meafure that tends to fubllitute any right of eleélion upon earth, or any fet of elefiors, to thofe which the confiitution has ellablifhed ; nor can we furely be f0 regardlefs of the ho- nour ofour own ollice, as willingly to hold it by any other tenure in the world, than that of the free choice of our eleélors.

GEORGE SAVILE, Eptvtiv LAscuLLts.”

At a meeting of the free~ a holders ofthe county of Wor- celler, held at the Guildhall of the city of Vforceller, it was relolved to petition the throne, as the molt con- Ilitutional manner to obtain redrefs r grievances, particularly of the



violation of the rights of the free-

holders in the lal’: Middlefex elec- tron,


Moles Alexander, capitally con- victed at the Old Bailey for forgery, was carried from Newgate at half pail twelve to Tyburn, and there executed. The lherifFs indulged him to that late hour, in expectation of a reprieve. Great interePt had been made for him, and much had been (aid in the papers in extenuation of his crime; but, as it was not all founded on truth, they perhaps did him more harm than good. He had formerly carried on a great trade in the Borough, and had failed for more than 6o,oool. but had again

entered into bulinefs, without a pro- *

per capital to fupport what he had undertaken. He, therefore, like many more in the fame circumfian- ces, had recourfe to bill drawing; and that led him to the forgery for which he was conviéied. He was indicled for forging an indorfement 0n the following bill : Leeds, jan. l9, 1768. Six weeks after date, pay Mr. john Brown, or order, 981. 16s. value received, as advifed.

Rich. Aked. To Mr. Nathanael Aked, Sac.

The mofl favourable circumllance for the priloncr, was the bill’s being f0 long in the pOHElliOXI of the profe- cutors; by which it lhould feem they were not f0 folicitous about punifhing the crime, as about fe- curing to themfclves the Tums due to them; and if the delinquent had been able to have fatisfied their de- mands, the public would perhaps have never heard of the forgery. The forgery, however, was proved, and other bills ofthe fame kind were ready to be proved; the law, there- fore, was llrongly againll: him, though fomething might be urged to mitigate the punilhment; for the forgery was no: of the fame kind