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Chester 100 Years &30. ♦ INTERESTING REMINISCENCES. Being notes given week by week of matters con- nected with Chester and the locality a hundred years ago. (Compiled from the Chester Courant, Sept. 12 b, 1797.) NELSON'S RETIREMENT. Rear-Admiral Nelson, in consequence of the loss of his arm, is to retire from active service. He will be placed on the superannuated list of ear-admirals, with an allowance of 17s. 6d. por besides which, it is supposed, a pension •will be granted to him for his past services." CARRYING CORN ON SUNDAYS. Surely the not doing of this, especially in 'seasons inclined to wet, says a correspondent, must arise merely from misguided superstition. The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the -Sabbath. and to keep it in such a manner as to risk the spoiling of the fruits of the earth, is a sin against this observation of our Saviour. How many thousands of quar- ters have been injured, if not en- tirely spoiled, by making last Sunday a day of idleness. Mr. Marshall, in his Minutes of Agriculture, recommends it to farmers, as a general rule, to work on Sundays during the time of the harvest; and our correspondent wishes that the clergy would recommend it, which they may well do, from the above text which he has quoted. Such an observance of Sunday as is attended with great national detriment, must be contrary to reason and the Gospel.—Another correspondent on the same subject adds that it is no less contrary to the spirit of our law, which expressly permits works of necessity and charity. And surely there is no less sin in housing corn, which would otherwise be spoiled, than in spending the hours in idly sotting in an alehouse the usual Sunday relaxation of the labourers in the country." A LAWYER'S JOKE. A malefactor lately effected his deliverance from the prison at Maidstone through which a stream is suffered to pass, with a view to the health of the prisoners, but with a strong grating at the end for the purpose of prevent- ing such attempts. The prisoner, however, swam down the stream, and made his way under this grating. A village lawyer in the neighbourhood made a technical and quaint report of the circumstance. He said that the culprit had taken divers means of escaping.' CARRIER PIGEONS. Mr. P of Kingsbridge, about thirty miles west of Exeter, purchased in the year 1795, in London, a pair of carrier pigeons, and took them to Kingsbridge, but being apprehen- sive, from various reports of their natural attachment to their first home, that they might take their flight, and find their way back to London, he confined them upwards of twelve months. During this interval they bred, and one was reared. The gentleman, thinking he had kept them long enough to familiarize them to the change of the place, gave them their liberty, and they flew from Kingsbridge, accom- panied by the young one, to the identical place where they were originally removed and purchased, but the young one flew back again alone to Kingsbridge." THE SALE OF TOLLS. MV ^OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, J.nat the tolls arising at the toll-gate upon the urnpike road at Holt, called or known by the iiame of the Holt Bridge turnpike-gate, will be P T auc^on to the best bidder at the house ot Joseph Parker, known by the sign of the aven, m Farndon. upon Friday, the 22nd of eptember inst., between the hours of four and IX, in the manner directed by the Act passed In thirteenth year of the reign of His aJesty King George the Third, for regulating 1, 6 t^rn-pike roads/ which tolls produced j 6 last year the sum of three hundred and rty pounds above the expenses of collecting oem, and will be put up at that sum. Whoever appens to be the best bidder must at the same jme give security, with sufficient sureties, to t 6 satisfaction of the trustees of the said rnpike-road, for payment of the rent agreed and at such times as they shall direct. PI CH. A. WIGHTON, r* to the Trustees of the said Turn- pike-road."

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