a Fortune-Teller, learned in the Occult Sciences

On Wednesday last John Holmes, Esq; was sworn in to the office of Mayor, of this Corporation, for the ensuing year.
++On thursday last died at his house in this town Mr. Nicholas Higginson, one of the Aldermen of this Corporation.
++Wednesday last was committed to the Gaol of this Borough, Joseph Hurst, charged on the information of Aaron Stroud and John Wright, with a violent suspicion of stealing a stone bottle filled with Quicksilver, on the 19th September past, from the Three-Cranes Inn. — Committed by John Fisher, Esq. Mayor of the said Borough.
++And on Tuesday was committed to the said Gaol, a certain person who calls himself John Desbrough Crop, a Prussian. He stands charged on the information of Frances Hudson, with having robbed her on the King’s Highway, in the parish of St. Margaret’s near the said Borough, and stealing from her One Guinea and a Half in Gold, and twenty-six shillings in silver, sewed up in a piece of Shalloon. He was seized almost immediately by two men at work at a Brick Kiln, and was searched and examined upon the spot, but no money found upon him. He says himself he is by profession a Fortune-Teller, and learned in the Occult Sciences, in which Capacity he travelled about the Country. — But, as Circumstances now stand, one may probably infer that he had not rightly cast his own Nativity — if Hanging should prove to be his Fate.