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THE

UNIVERSAL

MERCURY

NUMB. I.

To be continued Monthly.

Totum inquirit in Orbenu

LONDON:

Printed for J. R. o B E R T near the Oxford-Anns
in Warwick-Lam. M Dcc Xxvi.

CPrice One Shilling.)

A LIST of those who have been declared Bankrupts during the Month of January.

cyOtrathau Cowling, late of Tower-Hill, London, Corn Factor.
J Simon Parker, late of the City or Worcester, Vintner.
William Flower, late of Atidover in Hampshire, Merchant.
Robert Tate, late of Goudhurst in the County of Kent, Clothier.
Thomas &heepy, of the Borough of Leicester, Hosier.

Edward Evans, of Henley upon Thames in Oxfordshire, Innholder and Dealer.
Richard Brooke, of the City of Worcester, Mercer.
John Hogg, of the City of Bristol, Chapman.
Robert Meadows, of Colchester in Essex, Merchant.

Francis Nixon, of the Parish of St. Leonard Foster-Lane, London, Glover and
Haberdasher.

Henry Plaistow, of the Parish of St. Clement's Danes in Middlesex, Haberdasher of Hats.

James Holt, late of Bury in Lancashire, Chapman.

John Parsons, of Spittle-fields in Middlesex, Silk-man and Silk-thrower.

George Vickery, of Great gueen-(ireet in St. Giles's in the Fields in Middlesex, Coach ana Coach-Harness Maker.

Tilkington Robinson, late of Charles-street, Westminster, Chapman.

John Ball, of Horton-street, in the Parish of St. Clement's Danes in Middlesex, Pawnbroker.

James Angleras, of London, Merchant.

George Airey, late of Gateshead in the County of Durham, Mercer.

William Howard, of Great James-street, in the Parish of St. AndrewsHoilborn.

m Middlesex, Baker and Cornchandler.
Benjamin Peek, late of Manchester in Lancashire, Shopkeeper.
Peter Priest, of Colchester in EJsex, and late of London* Goldsmith.
John Bowen, of Leigh in Essex, Victualler.
Abraham Baker, of Falkingham in Lincolnshire, Mercer.
Isaac Bedford, of Hawpstcad in Middlesex, Carpenter.

Henry Wood, of Whitccross-street in the Parish of St. Giles without Cri^pTsgafe^

in Middlesex, Vintner. Thomas Parsons, late of Lincolu's-Inn Fields in Middlesex, and since of Holborn,

Distiller.

Richard Marryott, of Market-street in the Parish of St. James in Middlesex-, Ironmonger.

John Arnold, of the Parish of St. Bride, alias Bridget, London, Apothecary.

Own* Williams and Joseph Bolton, of St. John-street in Middlesex, Whalebone Cutters and Partners.

Thomas Wild, of the City of Norwich, Worsted-Weaver.

Mills, late of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields in Middlesex, Cornchandler. .

"foseph Huntman, os Bipopsgatestreet, London, Mealman.

THE THE

Universal Mercury

For the Month of J A N UA R Y, 172 5-6.

O divert and to instrittt are the Ends every new Writer promises the Publck to pursue; but the great Difficulty lies in the Manner of doing it: Our Minds are generally unapt to be taught, especially by any one who assumes a magisterial Air; and on the other Hand, we soon consider those Works as trifling and impertinent, which are only calculated to please our Imaginations, without conveying proper Instructions. As the Authors of the Universal Mercury therefore are satisfied, that the Generality of Mankind are soon weary of any one Thing, however amiable or useful in it self; they design to entertain their Readers with Variety, and to be as unconfin'd in their Subjects as in their Title. The Learned, in the Course of this Work, will meet with Philosophical 'Transactions, Memoirs of Literature, Physical Controversies, and Lists of Books, printed both at Home and Abroad ; the Gay Part of the Town shall have News from the Court, the Park, the Masquerade,

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