North Carolina Newspapers

    (VOL. I.)
AND GENERAL A D V E R T I S'E R,
^ EDNESDAY,' July i6, 1788.
MISCELLANY.
Mr. HASTINGS’S TRIAL.
t,xtra5fed from a late London newffaper.
(“Perhaps a fcene of greater enormities never was exhibited to
ITiankind, ihan is unfolded in the charges againft Mr. Haftings,
Mr. Purke Hiles, “ the Heady Chiefyond Soul j the Com-
rtarJer and Captain General cf the enormities, of ir.dia.'*—To give
fjmeiii'.i ^'1 his cruelties—{*jr Wis p.cu/at: ns are without num
ber, anri Cae d’^rcriptioA would lack in the recital—-we Ihall lay
hi Lie cur «x-.rJcri ron'.c cxtradls fioin tiie fpeechet of Mr.
Tarke, made on the nrft three days of the trial. After deferib-
ir.g the vill-ilnifs of the infant 115 Congo Burwant Sing, a Secre
tary employed by Mr. Haftings to affift him in his wicked
vorks—a p.-fon whom thr friend.-, as well as enemies of Mr. H.
agreed was the moft attrcciuus villain India ever produced^Mr.
Bu.keproccccds ij
TV TEXT in In“2my to Congo Eunr.'artt Sing, and fecond
01 ly to him in villainy, was Devi Sing, one cf the moll
(hocking monllt rs that ever Ifalned the page of h.iftcry. This
villain, driven on account of his infamous adminlftnation, from
one important llation which he held, was able to obtain, tlirough
Ms partner in iniquity, Cengo Burwant Sing, a moft lucritive
ffjaticn under thecontpany ; he was .dmitted at a time when
he svas a bankrupt, and owed iio oool, to farm the revenue
cf 3 very large diftrift. One p-'.rt of his inftra£lions was, that
he /hculd n" t raife the rents or impofc new taxes upon the in-
habitmts; but fuch inftru.'lions did not weigh much with a
ni2n, who knew that if he broke through them, he was fvre of
impunity, through the powerful influence of Congo Burwant
Sing.
He therefore refolved, by plunder and rapine cf e^ery fort, to
make the rnoft of his bargain. He immediately raifed the rents
b» rH—— ornpl« j»r qualify as.
vve.l as ethers, into prifon, ai.u mere made them give bonds to
what aiTicuT t he pleafed, as the purchafe of their liberty. Thefe
bore’s he altirwards put in force—f.rft, he put their demenfe
lands up toai:->ion, and they were kn« cited down at one year’s
purchafe, thnurh the ufual price of land in that country it ten.—
7herer.! purchaferwashiniLlf; next the lands given by the
then own rs or their anceUors, for the pious and humane pur-
poft of pr.avidlng for tlie ficlc and infirm—laftjy, he fold even
t) very ground defined for the burialof the owners ; and this
was to them, from the nature of their education and religion, the
mofi heart rtrdirg cf all their Ioffes. This however, was not
all; he made ufeof a fjaecles of/.i//orjr, which in India is m.re
dread.ul than death, bccaufe it drives peopi^^m their ca/f •
theft w ho have been dlfgracctl b ■’
ther with or without a juft cauf.
cated ; i!iey arc difowned by th;
r.ea cfl relations, and are driven
eafls of fociety. '1 his pi./rrjf is
fide, and the peifon who is onc'
and degraded, and his pofterity.
bullock walking through the villa
habitants fled , and fo general v
igU^kman trav
f houfe.
huroand
belief, if
id Mr. Bur!
lips for the
would be obliged to harrow 1
Cc'TirnifrionerPrftlerfon, who had aulhenticat^ the particulars
0. this r-^laM jn,^ad wifhed, that, for the credit of human na.
ture, hem ght have drawn a veil over them ; but as he had been
tatiers, that ^
tng a fire or lig
1 he
tint vculd n
the cornpai
ciz; to t eir Lo
a tnaniAer
records
irjr to apolo-
icb which
The worthy
of his duty, ftate
hit feelings,
lefs than a
es ! The
Tom ufurers,
unjuftly and
fent to erqnlrc into them, he muft, in dife
t'loff pirticulcfs, liowtver (hocking they
'I .he cat.le and corn of the hufbiTOnien
qu .rterof their vJue, and their huts
un'ortunate owners were obligal to bo
that th'.y might difeharge their bonds, w„.^^_„
illegally betn exterted from them while they were in confine-
jnent} and fijch was tbe determination of the infernal fiend,
Devi Sine, to have thefe bonds difeharged, that the wretched
hufbaridmen wue obliged to borrow money, not at zo, 30,40,
cr 50 per cent, but at J(x hundred per ce»t. to fatisfy him ! —
Thoft who could nat raife the money, were mod cruelly tor-
tmed. Cords were drawn right round the fingers, until the flelh
cf the four on eanh hand wasa-Sually incorporated and become
wefolidmafs; the fingers were then feparated by wedges of
iron and wood driven in between .them. Others were tied two
and two by the feet, and thrown acrofs a wooden bar, upon
^Hich they hung with their feet uppermoft j they were then beat
®n the folts cf their feet, until their toe nails dropped off.
fhey were .iftcpwards beat about the head until the blood
fuihcd out at the mouth, rofe, and ears ; were aifo flogged
tiie na^ed body wi'h ba.'fiboo cares and prickly bulhcs,
aoovc ah, with feme pt ifunous weeds, wH’ch are of a moft
c uftic nature, and burnt at every touch. 'I he cruelty of the
tti&nfter who had ordered ail this, had Contrived how to tear the
ttiind as Well as the body ; he frequently had a father and a fon
fied naked to ore another by theftet and arms, and then flogged
VutiltheIkinwas torn from the fislli; and he had .the devii-
on
and
ilhfatisfadllontoknow thatevery blow muft hurt} for If one
efcapud the Ton, his fenfibility was wounded by the knowledge
he had, that the blow had fallen upon his father j when the
fame torture was felt by the lather, wfien- he knew that every
blow that miffed him had fallen upon his fon.
I he treatment ,f the fcnralss cooM not be defcribed. Drag
ged forth from the inmoft reetirc» of their boufes, wiiich the
religion ofthe country had made fo many fanLuaries, they were
expoftd naked to the public view ; the virgins were carried to
the Court of Jufttcs, where they might naturally have looked
for proteflion ; but now they looked for it in vain, for in the
faceoi tlie minifters of jtifticc, in the face cf the fpedlators,
in the face of the fun, thofe tender and movfcft virgins, were
brutally violated. The only difference between their treatment
and that of the mothers, was, that the fdrmer were dillionored
in the face of day—the latter in ihe^j^my receffes of their dun
geons. Other females had the r.ip^va of their breafis put mto
acliftof bamboo and torn cff. What modefty in all nations
moft carefully conceals, this rnonftcr revealed to view, and con-
fumed by flow fires } i.ay, feme of the tnonftrous tools of this
rnonftcr, Devi Sing, had, horrid to ic;i! carr’^-d their unnatural
brutality fo far as to drink in the fource ol generation and life.
The power of ?v'IUSIC on Mice and
"'pidcTS.
Sp
** JHuJlc has charms to foot be tie fan-are leajfy
Tt joften rocks—urd >.s.-id lie kn^,.,a cak.''
^ C.apt3in cf the* regimerit of N.iyare, bairg
• confined fix mwntiis in piifoo, ior bavinj fjpoken tro
tree'y to M. Luc .'ojs, (ll.e liir.*) begged Is'ave ot the guvtr-
ncr tc fend for his lute, to fjUcn b^s coKfiren'-ent.
He was greatly aft.m.dhcd, after lome hours, to fee the mice
come out of their heies, .and the fniders dfi'cend from tiicir
vv. bs, wllo came and (ornied .1 c'rrlc round i’tm, lo hear him
wit’.i attention. This at firil ft mucl\, lurprlftd him, that he
ft-ol IL'il »vii'-.i.'ut inctlon, wh'.i'; i.j^I g tea-'-d to a!!
thofe irftdls and animals retired quietly into t! eir LdViu’S.—
Such an aftltnbly in.ide the oincer lail into rej^cthotls upon wliat
tne ancients have toid us ot Orpheus, Aricnf, and Anfphion.—
Heaf.u'-cd me, that lie remained fix days withe ut ’>layin.t, hav
ing with diir.culiy recovcied from his aftonlfh -nent, r ot to nicu-
tion tlie naiural averficj^ he had for thofe infedls : ncverch .lefs,
be began again to give a concert to thoft ar.iinals anc inficis,
who Itemed to come every day in greater numbers, as if they
had invited others; ft t'iat, inprocefs of time, he found an
hundred of them about him. In order toridhimftlf of them,
he defired oneof the jailors to give him a cat, which he ftme-
thmes (hut up in a cage, when h * chefe to have their ci>mpany,
and let her loofe when he had a mind to diunifs thc.m—inakin"
it a comedy, which alleviated his contiren-ieht.
The above ftcry was confirmed by Mr. P—Tntcndent
of theDuciiefs of V , a man cf merit and probity, who play
ed upon feveral inftrutiients v;ith the utmoft exctilence. he
told me, that being at ——, he went up into his clra.mbcr
to rcfrelh himfeli till fupper time.fetting a light upon the tabic
before him. He had not played a quarter of an hour, be ore he
faw feveral fpiders defeepd from the ceiling, who came and rang
ed thenifelves about the table to hear him playj at which he
was greatly furprifed ; but t'fts did not interrupt him, being
willing to fee the end of ft Angular an occurrence, i hey re
mained upon the table till ftmebody came to tell iiim fupper was
ready, when, having ceafed to play, he told me, thefe infefts re-®
mounted to their webs, to which he would not lufftr any inju
ry to be done. It was a diverfi^ which he often entertained
himfslf with, out of curiofity. ■ '
Hawkins's Hift. Mulic.
The Univerfal Farce dilplayed.
T he world is a theatre—Mankind ar« the comedians—
Chance compufes the piece, and fortune diftributes the
parts—Theologifts and politicians govern the machines, and
philofophcrs are the fpe^latois. T he rich take their places in
the pit an .Upper boxes—tlie powerful in the f ont and (ides—
and the galleries are for the poor. The vo.ctn diftribute fruits
and refrefhments, and the unfortunate fnuff the candles. Fc.l!y
compofes the ove; ture, and time draws the curtain. The title
ot the piece is, Mundus vult dedpiy etrgo dedpiatur—l f the world
will be deceived, let it be fo. a he opening of the farce be
gins with fighs and tears. The firft aft abounds vifith tlie C’li-
merical projefts of jmcn. 7 he frantic teftify their applaufe
with rc-cchoed bravoes, whilft the fagaoious bring tht’r cat-calls
into play to damn the performance. At going in a fort of mo
ney is paid, called T»c’jsi.z ; and in exchange a ticket is given
called UNEASINESS, in order to obfain Xflace. The variety
of objefts which appear, fbra (hort timt divert the fpeftators ;
but the unravelling of tliep(gtar.d intrigues, well cr ill conceit
ed, force the rifiblc mufclesof the philofophers. Vt e fee giants
who preftntly become pigmies—and dwarfs, who impcrc .pti-
bly attain a monltrous height, 'i'here we fee men exerting all
tbeir effort* ia the jmrfuit of the moft eligible plans, guided by
prudence, armed with predation, who are neverth-lersclrcutn-
venied in all their pmfaits, and fruftrated in all their endeavors ;
whilft here we obferve a group ef indolent, careltfs fellows, who
attain thehigheft mundane lellcity.—Such is the farce of this
world ; and he who would choofe to divert himfelf with it at bis
leifure, ihould take his place in Tome obfeure corner, where he
may, unnbfevved, be a fpeftatorof the Whole performance, and
in fafety laugh at it as it deferves.
D
The joUoisdlng turious advertifemeHt is
taken Jrom a late Exeter paper,
D V E R T I S E M E N T.
P ERDITED on ah inufpeious noc
turnal hour, fublequepit to the
day lately autlioiitatively devoted to
humiLiaiiOiz zrApenitencey from the/ii^;;/-
iean acme of the hypoiciiptoraiilt, a
leucepbeated ^adriipcdy of the jnmen-
ian order, cqnejlrian gt\VA\Sy feminine
gcnder—cnpital'y jdjeated, ajiirically
marked in eincif ut—in iiaturc accord
ing to eqiiipioc admcnfuration, fourteen
and an half clenched falls—in the
qiiindedmnl year of exillence—tdlutates
wiHi celerity—fuccnfjates with agility,
in a coiirfc conciiaitd^f, elegantly gace-
ful, and all in the Superlative degree.
Whoever from the icomfmy
by pcf^ccntaticny deamhulqtiGny perfeuka-
iicHy orother.vile, Ihall gain intelligence
of the nonparicly sad will apport or
communicate the fame to me, (hall be
come reciprocal of a remuneration ade
quate to the emolument, from
JOHN HOPKINSON.
Exeter, April i8.
For Charter^
To Charleston, or a Northern
Port,
A flout Sloopy
burthen 200 barrels.
Apply to
EDWARD JONES. --
July 2, 1788. 18 1
A FEW QUARTER CASKS OF
Madeira Wine,
For Sale, 'BY
EDWARD JONES.
May 21. 12—
    

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