3D Week of October, 1754, from the London Magazine

October 1754


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From the London Gazette

New-York, July 29. On the 16th instant our lieutenant governor arrived here from Albany, having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the different nations of the Indians that attended the congress at that place. And the next day the commissioners from Philadelphia, Maryland, and Virginia, with several others, arrived here from the fame place. From whence we learn, that at the said congress, the commissioners from the several governments were unanimously of opinion, that an union of the colonies was absolutely necessary; and a plan of union was accordingly drawn up by the said commissioners, in order to be laid before their respective constituents.

Richard Beckford, Esq; member of parliament for Bristol, and brother to William Beckford, Esq; alderman of Billingsgate Ward, and one of the representatives of this city, was elected alderman of Farringdon-Ward Without, in the room of Sir Richard Hoare, Knt. deceased.

Marriages and Births

Oct 16. Henry Drax, Esq; to the Hon. Miss St. John, daughter of the Rt. Hon. lord St. John, of Bletsho.

Oct. 17. John Cramer, Esq; nephew to the lord visc. Lanesborough, in Ireland, to Miss Hort, daughter to the late archbishop of Tuam, and niece to the earl of Shelburn.

Plays and Entertainments acted at both THEATRES.

Drury Lane

Oct. 1. Richard the Third, Anatomist.

Oct. 3. Stratagem, Chaplet

Oct. 5 Conscious Lovers, Englishman in Paris.

Oct. 8 Revenge, Ditto.

Oct. 10 Henry VIII. Act. II. Sch. Of Anacreon.

Oct. 11 Romeo and Juliet, Funeral Procession.

Oct. 12 Love Makes a Man, Intriguing Chambermaid

Oct. 14 Beggar’s Opera, Lying Valet

Oct. 15 Ditto

Oct. 16 Hamlet

Oct. 17 Recruiting Officer, Englishman in Paris.

Oct. 18 Relapse, Fortunatus.

Oct. 19 Beggars Opera, Ditto.

Oct. 21Orphan, Intriguing Chambermaid.

Oct. 22 Busy Body

Oct. 23 Way of the World,

Oct. 24 Richard the Third, Anatomist

Oct. 25 Drummer

Oct. 26 Romeo and Juliet, Funeral Procession.

Oct. 28 Drummer, Fortunatus.

Oct. 29. Distress’d Mother, Ditto.

Oct. 30 Every Man in his Humour, Chaplet.


Oct. 2 Funeral, Double Disappointment.

Oct. 4 Suspicious Husband, Lover his own Riv.

Oct. 7 She Wou’d and She Wou’d Not, Damon and Phillida.

Oct. 9 Committee, King and the Miller.

Oct. 11 Mister, Lottery

Oct. 14 Old Bachelor, The Knights.

Oct. 15 Inconstant, School Boy

Oct. 16 Provok’d Husband, Ditto

Oct. 17 Volpone, What D’ye Call It.

Oct. 18 Othello, Contrivances.

Oct. 19 Ditto, Damon and Phillida.

Oct. 21, Ditto, Devil to Pay.

Oct. 22 Nonjuror, School-Boy.

Oct. 23 Ditto, Miss in her Teens,

Oct. 24 Hamlet

Oct. 25 Funeral, Miss in her Teens.

Oct. 26 Richard the Third, Double Disappointment

Oct. 28 Provok’d Husband, Lover in his own Riv.

Oct. 29 Love’s Last Shift, Virgin Unmask’d

Oct. 30 Merchant of Venice, Ditto

Extract from a Letter from Constantinople.

Dated Sept. 16.

On the 2d instant, about a quarter before ten at night, we bad the most terrible shock of an earthquake which I ever felt in this place, though I have resided here for many years. It was scarce inferior to that at Smyrna, March 24. 1739. and has done great damage in different quarters of the town, viz. Four of the seven towers, the vizir han, and many houses, with all the turrets on thewalls of the city, are shattered; the sickirgi han, the cupolas of the portico of Sultan Mahomet Giami, a bagnio, the prison of Galata, seven minorets, and some houses in the Pralat, are entirely thrown down. Some say 2000 persons perished in the ruins, others make them only 900, and others again reduce the number to 50 or so: But though I have been at some pains, I have not been able to come at any precision in this particular.  We have had frequent small shocks every 24 hours since; and on the 6th, about nine at night, we had such a peal of thunder as I never heard in any country. It began at the west, and went on gradually to the N. E. for an hour and half without intermission; and when it was over about half an hour past ten, the heavens were quite serene and clear. On this occasion none of the Europeans have suffered, either in their persons, houses, or magazines.

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