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156 YEARS AGO. --+- (Extract from the "Courant" of Nov. 21, 1749.) Chester Nov. 19.—On Thursday last an unhappy Accident happen'd near Holsby Hill, where a Boy about eleven Years old driving an empty Cart, it suddenly overtum'd, and falling upon him. ba was killed on the Spot. This day his Majesty went to the House of Peers, and the Scsscns of Parliament with the following most grao ous Speech from the Throne:—"My Lords and Gentlemen, It is with particular Pleasure that I now meet you in Parliament, at a Time, when the comploat Re- establishment of a General P-eacc has restored to My People the Blessings of Quiet .and Trall- quility. The good Effects resulting from h:,>1C do already appear in the flourishing Condition of Our Commerce, and the Rise of the Publick Credit; which naturally lay the. surest Founda- tions of an Increase of Strength, and of lasting Prosperity to My Kingdom. I have net faild this Sumror to make use of every Opportunity of cementing and securing the Peace and. it is My firm Resolution to do every Thing in My Power for the Preservation of it, and religiously to adhere to the Engagements I have enter d int.o.. h I have the satisfaction tc acquaint you that. I have found all the Contracting Powers in the Definitive Treaty of Aix la Ciiapcde, as wed as the rest of My Allies, in the sames good dispo- sition and have no Reason to doubt tneir Con- currence w:th the same desirable End. It is un- •nece^Jirv for Md to tell you that moUmng con- tribute so much to the Continuance and Improve- ment of this happy Situation of Affairs. as the effectual supporting of that Weight and Influence which properly belong to the Grown of Great Britain.

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