BV 3: London Chronicle July – December 1771
June 29 History of Voyage to Malouine (Falkland) Islands in 1763
July 2 Christening of the youngest prince by the Archbishop of Canterbury / Speeches of the two newly elected sheriffs in London
July 4 Sermons for Doctors in Divinity
July 6 Present state of trade in Africa / Islands in possession of Russia / Daughter beats mother to death in Dublin
July 9 "Essays and Observations, Physical and Literary" / Man and horse struck by lightning in Galway / Canal cave-in in Scotland
July 11 Knights of the Garter Installation / Regulators in North Carolina / Plague in Constantinople
July 13 "On the Real Effects of the Bite of the Tarantula"
July 16 History of Great Britain / History of the Theatres of London / "The Tobacconist" - a new comedy / Boy kills girl after fight over cattle
July 18 History of Europe and current "belligerent powers" / King of Spain promotes agricultural development / Child in Ireland accidentally sets 20 houses on fire / King of Sweden's speech
July 20 "The Character of Miss Rantipole" / Reader letter on the right of private judgment / Prices of corn
July 23 "The Origin of the Installation" / Reader letter - "Symptoms of public ruin, which are not imaginary" / Knights of the Garter installation
July 25 Front-page reader letter on Subscription / "The Love of Money - A Satire" / Reader letter - "The Voice of the People is the Voice of God" / Stopping the plague in Poland by burning houses / "The Character of the Present Emperor of Germany"
July 27 Reader letter on the use of potatoes in bread / Ceremonies on the installation of royalty / Article on singing and playing with expression
July 30 Edict granting males 30 and above and females 25 and above permission to marry without parental consent
Aug. 3 "Travels in America" by Swedish professor / New princess christened in Denmark / Reader letter trying to prove that the Jesuits caused the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755
Aug. 6 Voltaire's "The Pupil of Nature" / "Thoughts on Quacks of All Denominations" by Voltaire
Aug. 8 "An Account of Esquimaux" in North America
Aug. 10 "The Character of a Real Philosopher" / Construction accident in Derby / Bride left at alter attempts suicide in Ipswich
Aug. 13 "Winter Riches" of Agriculture / "The Character of Sir Blake Dedaval"
Aug. 15 Article on ranks in Society / "A Short Character of Charles II"
Aug. 17 "Of the Jurisdiction and Authority of a Father over his Children" / Article on agriculture / "A Short Character of James II"
Aug. 20 "Character of the English Nation" written by French Author / Reader letters / Congress to be held at Temeswaer on the subject of war between the Turks and the Russians
Aug. 22 "Experiments on the Cause of Heat in Living Animals" / Plague in Hungary
Aug. 24 "The Love Epistles of Aritaenetus"
Aug. 27 Poland fearful of the plague / "Supplement to the History of Old Edwards"
Aug. 29 No significant news
Aug. 31 Eel-diggers in Scotland find buried money / "The Man of Pleasure" / Crimea in Russian hands / Earthquakes in Florence
Sept. 5 "A Picture of Europe for 1771"
Sept. 7 "On the Use of Wine in Malignant Fevers" / Article on American birds
Sept. 10 120-year-old man dies by swallowing a pin
Sept. 12 "The Doctor Dissected" / New New-York Governor Tryon arrives / Attempts to set Boston on fire
Sept. 14 "Armire and Elvira" / Hot summer in Turin causes distemper in horned cattle / "Anecdotes of Robert Walpole"
Sept. 17 "Remarks on the English Language" / Plague revived in Poland when peasants dig up infected effects of dead
Sept. 19 Account of proceedings at Guildhall
Sept. 21 Writings on the Manna Tree and Tarantula / Remarks on the fire at Portsmouth
Sept. 26 "The Adventures of a Bank Note"
Sept. 28 Journal of a Voyage around the World / Smallpox epidemic in Naples
Oct. 3 "Essay upon a Republican Government"
Oct. 8 "Some Account of the Inhabitants of New Zealand"
Oct. 12 New Berlin barracks suddenly collapse, trapping over 100 in the rubble
Oct. 15 Dead crew of the May-flower suffocated by smoke of cooking fire, coroner said
Oct. 17 "An Experimental Enquiry into the Properties of Blood" / "To the Sick and Infirm"
Oct. 19 Princess Dowager of Wales has "cancer in her mouth" / "Lord Mansfield defended against Junius and his Party" / General beheaded and his head given to Sultan / Russians agree to neutrality of the Republic of Ragusa
Oct. 22 Prince William Frederick is born and baptized in Brunswick / Reader opinion on subscription
Oct. 24 Anecdote of Duke of Bedford
Oct. 26 Travels through Louisiana by a French Marine Captain / "Weekly Catalogue of Patriotic Lies"
Oct. 29 "Description of the Religious Customs and Ceremonies of some Nations which inhabit the Banks of the great River Mississippi"
Oct. 31 No significant news
Nov. 5 Drunk soldier in Marlborough falls into river and drowns
Nov. 7 Reader letter on female degeneracy
Nov. 9 Poem, "The Candid Inquisitor" / The Archduke of Ferdinand marries Princess Maria Beatrice D'Eft in Milan / Reader opinion on subscription
Nov. 12 No significant news (bad condition)
Nov. 14 "Reflections on Celibacy and Marriage"
Nov. 16 "A Royal Dialogue" from Shakespeare
Nov. 19 "The History of Lady Barton" / Proclamation of the King
Nov. 21 Poem, "The Patriots Guide" / Information on sea scurvy
Nov. 23 Poem, "The Frequent Village" / Polish King attacked by Confederates
Nov. 26 The Works of William Browne / Letter to "the members of the Caput of the University of Cambridge"
Nov. 28 "Reflections on Modern Marriages" / King of Spain issues ordinance against counterfeiters
Nov. 30 Essays from "The Encyclopedy," including "Conjugal Infidelity" / Reader letter on Pomposo
Dec. 5 Thoughts on Subscription / Empress of Russia demands 80,000 new recruits / Accounts of the trial of six Jews for robbery in London
Dec. 7 "An Essay upon the Effects of Camphire and Calomel in continual Fevers" / Queen of England pregnant again / Remaining part of Tyne Bridge in Newcastle collapses
Dec. 10 Lady Catheart dies in Petersburgh / "Parliamentary Proceedings in Ireland"
Dec. 12 Article on the East-India Company / Not guilty verdict in Supreme Court murder trial in Philadelphia / Soldier violently shot for desertion in Bristol / Distemper still plagues Moscow
Dec. 14 Dominicans plot to assassinate King of Poland
Dec. 17 "The Phoenix" written by a woman
Dec. 19 Letters by Sir Robert Talbot / "To the Clergy, Graduates, and Others aggrieved by Subscriptions" / Bakers in Bristol petition King to import corn
Dec. 21 King of Denmark puts duty on imported English salt / Beheaded general's head displayed at the gate of the Seraglio with sign: "Thus we punish cowardly Generals"
Dec. 24 Tax Bill passes House of Commons
Dec. 26 "Galfred and Juetta" / Speech of Sir Lucius O'Brien / Reader poem, "An Ode for Christmas-Day"
Dec. 28 "Essay on Epilepsy" / Fire in Constantinople burns almost 100 houses / Mr. Fortescue's response to O'Brien's speech / Lint-mill in Turiff, Scotland burns down - one man dies
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