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WEST INDIA FLEET.
tween the courts. Letoumeur replied, that the republic would always maintain Of this vast, but ill-fated armament, its alliances with the same respect, and the following intelligence was received the same energy, with which it had com- from Portsmouth, Jan. 29. bated those powers which attacked its This morning arrived and came up to liberties and independence.
Spithead, Admiral Christian's feet, and January 28th 'were executed at Exe- about forty fail of transports and mercution Dock, the three sailors, Colley, chant-thips, after having been 7 weeks Cole, and Blanch, convicted of murder- and 3 days at sea, and encountered a ing their captain, Captain Little an A- series of the most boiterous weather ever merican,
remembered, and which has been truly 28. The treaty between Ruffia and disastrous to this fleet, which, when it Great Britain was fully ratified at White- failed, confiited of nearly 220 fail of Hall, by Lord Grenville and Count Wor- ships, but is now reduced, by a variety onzow, as representatives of their respec- of accidents, to little more than 50. We tive Sovereigns.
have confolation in hearing that the A telegraph is erected over the Ad- troops are, in general, in a much healthmiralty, which is to be the point of com- ier state than could reasonably be expecmunication with all the different fea- ted, after being so long at fea in such ports in the kingdom. The ncarest tele- dreadful weather. Dr Blair, Physician graph to London has hitherto been in of this fleet, has broke his leg, and is St George's fitlds; and to such perfec. confequently confined. tion has this ingenious and useful con We lament to state, that another most trivance been already brought, that one daring insult was offered to the persons day lately, information was conveyed of their Majesties, on Feb. 1. while they from Dover to London in the space of were returning to Buckingham House only seven minutes.
from Drury-lane Theatre. When the :28. In a Court of Common Council royal retinue were passing through Chanheld at Guildhall, the Lord Mayor laid dos ftreet, a few ill-looking villains abefore the Court a letter from Lord Chol mused themselves by throwing dirt amondeley, stating that he had commu- mong the servants, and Valence, one of nicated the refolutions of the Court of the footmen, was struck with a brickbat, Common Council to his Royal Highness which nearly knocked him down, and the Prince of Wales, and that he was totally extinguished the flambeau he was commanded by the Prince to say, " That carrying. The guards immediately inhaving been under the neceflity of redu- terfered, and from that time, until they cing his establishment, his Royal High reached Pall Mall, the mob did not atnefs is preciuded from receiving the ad- tempt to re-approach them; but, at the dress at Carlton House, in a manner suit- very inflant that their Majesties' coach able to his fituation.”—Mr Birch lament. was going pait Carlton House, a stone, ed that the Prince had been so ill advised thrown down Jobin-ftreet, entered the as to decline receiving the congratula- window, and fell in Lady Harrington's tions of the Court on the birth of his lap, to the great terror of the Queen, first born, and moved, that Lord Chol- who, by the time the reached Buckingmondeley's letter be entered on record, ham House, had nearly fainted away. which was agreed to. He then moved, Insults of this nature cail loudly for the “ That his Royal Highneis the Prince of utmost exertions of law to detect and Wales, having stated, that the inadequa- punish, and every good and peaceable cy of his establishment precluded him citizen ought to unite in endeavouring from receiving the compliment of con- to bring to justice the perpetrators of gratulation voted to be presented to their such diabolical ontrages. The Princesses, Royal Highnesses the Prince and Prin- who did not leave the Theatre for some cers of Wales, at last Court, in a manner time after the King and Queen, returnfuitable to his situation, this Court are ed to Buckingham House unmolested. of opinion, that they cannot, consistent 3. At a General Court of East India ly with their own dignity, suffer the said Proprietors, Lord Kinnaird expressed compliment to be prefented in any other how much gratification it would afford way than in the usual form;" which was a number of respectable proprietors, to agreed to, and the Remembrancer order- be informed of the sentiments of the ed to convey a copy of this resolution to board, on the motion lately passed in the Prince.
Mr Haftings' favour. A letter from the much composed. She said her name is buard was read, dated the 13th of Janu- Charlotte Georgina Mary Anne Guelph. ay 1796, which went on both points, She perfifted in the story she told at as to annuity and reimbursement of le- Buckingham House, of the Queen being gal expences, decidedly in the negative. her moiher, &c. She further said, that Tin chairman ftattti, thit, feeling for the late Dute of York was her father, the fituation of Mr Hattings, he had fre. and that the was born at Rome, and that cent interviews with the board fince the the was fold to a gentleman in Spain. It taipt of that letter, and that even that appeared that she can talk ten different Buting he had waited ou Mr Dundas, who lauguages, but that she was quite infane. Lad espreitd, in the handfoment terms, She was committed to Tothillfields the high opinion he entertained of the Bridewill for further examination. comitiuent and executive body; lie, Mir On the 14th the Arethusa frigate, Duadas, for his own part, vias inclined Capt. Wooiley, sailed for the Weit Into relieve Mr Haflings, and would con- dies, with Gencrals Abercromy and tuilt his collcagues on the fubiect. The Campbell, and the Marquis de Bouilie. caiman had no doubt but fomething The public were lately flattered with Buwid Le done, but what frape it would the hopes of a speedy peace. A preliLác, he was not prepared to explain. minary convention, according to a Paris
The rew shipping intereft has at length paper, Journal l'Eclair, was said to have Coppietely triumphed in tlie Court of been igned at Bafle, Feb. 5th; the Directors. On Feb. 2. that Court came whole, bowever, proved to be a fabrito a determination to receive tenders in cation at hoine, for interested purposes. fature from every person that might of. A commisiion haih been appointed to it them, for carrying out the Com- invcsigate the business, to bring the ofpary's trade to India. As the old thips fenders to punishment. income worn out, new ones are to be
Cce of Mirs Ph poe-This very extrataken up from any interest that may ten- ordinary case was tried before the 12 der them, on allowing the captains of judges at Serjeant's Inn. The question the Company's present ships the sum of for their decision was,
" Whether exDoney they have paid for their con- torting a promissory notc, by threats of marit, not, however, exceeding 5oool. violence, amounted to robbery?” After fung.
deliberation, the judges were unanimous, 14. This evening a young woman, that such a taking did not constitute a Een celly dresfed, found means to get in- robbery. The reason of this decision to Buckingham House, and was making was the nature of a promiffory note, furthe Queen's apartments, when she was which being of no validity when tö obCicovered by a fervant, who asked her taince, ibe thing extoried was a nulity what the wanted; but Nie treated the -merely waste paper. çueilion with indifference, and endearoured to press forward into the interior
IRELAND. of the houst, when the servant stopped COMMISSION INTELLIGENCE. ter, and insted on her telling ber where Dec. 24. Thomas Murphy and Mifie was going to, and to whom; wien chael Maguire were called to trial on tethe replied the was going to her “Mo- parate indictmenis, charging them with tint, Mis Guelph, the Queen,” who had high treason; to wit, on the zoth of Augot some writings belonging to her, gust, afcciating with defenders, and ucwhich she detained without any cause; liberating and contriving to overturn the and if her mother (alluding to her Ma- King's government; to fubvert the Projefty) did not give them up, Me would teltant religion by law established; cc9find means to commit fome horrid act. fpiring to aid and affiit the French at oUpon which some of the servants fecur- pen and public war, in case they should ed her, anci she was taken into the cuf- land for the invation of the country; sody of Thomas Jones, one of the pa- and endeavouring to enlist a body of rule belonging to the Public Office, "armed men to levy war against his MaBow-ftreet, who took her to St Martin's jesty within the realm, and actually enwatch-house ; and next day she was listing John Jacob and Thomas Roden, brought to Bow-ftreet, and underwert two foldiers belonging to his Majesty's an examination before William Adding- 104th regt. of foot, and giving them doi. ton, Esq; during which she appeared very ly pay, to aid and aflift the French if
they should invade this country, and ad With who?...With the National Con-
Dec. 28. John Leary, shoe-maker in
adhering to his Majesty's enemies. DEFENDER'S OATH.
The credibility of the chief witnesses of my own good for the crown, was objected to on the will and consent, do swear to be true to part of the prisoner, who brought evihis Majesty King George the Third, dence to prove his own character, being while I live under the fame Government. that of a sober and industrious man. More; I swear to be true, aiding and af. After an hour's consultation, the Jury filiant to every Brother bound to me by brought in a verdict-Not Guilty. this application; and in every form of The Lord Lieutenant has illued a proArticle, from its foundation in January clamation, forbidding the exportation 1790, and in every amendment hitherto; of corn, flour, or potatoes, from any and will be obedient to my Committee, of the ports of the kingdom, except in Superiors, Commanders, and Officers, in such quantities, as may be necessary all lawful proceedings, and not other- for the crews of vessels during their wife ; nor will I content to any Society, voyages. or any Brother, of an unlawful character; but I will observe and obey the laws and regulations of my Committee, to
The Lord Lieutenant opened the Sefwhom I belong, as a determined Bro- fions with the following speech: ther; nor in any violation of the laws, but to protect my life and property, and
My Lorts and Gentlemen,
“ I have received his Majesty's conimands the lives and properties of my Brothers; and I will subject myself to my Com
to meet you in Parliament. inittee-men in all lawful proceedings, to be authorized to inform you, tiat not
“ It gives me the most sincere satisfaction and not otherwise, during the reign of withstanding the advantages which the enemy his Majesty King George the Third, possessed at the commencement of the last while I live under the same government. year, and the successes which attended their I likewise fwcar, that I wili meet when operations in the fornier parts of the camand where the Committee will please, paign, the general situation of affairs is most and spend what shall be pleasing to the effentially improved. Prefident and Company; I will not quar “ The continued and brilliant successes of vel with or strike any person whatsom- the Austrian armies upon the Rhine, the imever, knowing hiin to be such ; but I portant captures of the Cape of Good Hope will live lovingly and friendly with eve- and Trincomale by his Niajesty's forces, and ry one under that denomination; I will the decided and confirmed superiority of his not rise any fight or quarrel on account fleets, are circumitances of the utmost imof my present entrust, or back that for portance to the common cause; and their efreign to my brotherhood.
sect is heightened by the internal distresses,
the ruined commerce, and increasing financial I am concerned-So am I.
embarassments of the enemy.
The crisis lately depending in France Council, I have thought it necessary to eft:has led to an order of things in that country, blis in different counties, will prevent the fuch as will induce his Majesty to meet any return of similar excesses, and restore a prociíposition to negociation on the part of the per reverence for the laws of the country. ceny, with an earnest desire to give it the “ The superior and increasing importance buelt and speedief effect, and to conclude a of the agriculture and manufactures, and partreaty of general peace, when it may be ef. ticularly of the linen manufacture of the kingbested on just and suitable terms for himself dom, will command your accustomed support. ad bis Allies.
Under the present situation of Europe, you * The treaty of commerce between his cannot fail to attend with peculiar vigilance M.jefty and the United States of America to the general state of provisions, and if cirhaving been mutually ratified, I have ordered cumstances shall, at any time, render
incopies of it, by his majesty's command, to terposition adviseable, I have no doubt of be laid before you.
your adopting such measures as shall beit apo "I have the pleasure to announce to you, ply to the existing neceflity of the times. that her Royal Highness the Princess of - I am also desirous of pointing your atWales has been happily delivered of a Prin- tention to the Protestant Charter Schools, ceis; an event which, by giving additional and cther insitutions of public charity and ftability to his Majesty's august House, can- improvement. foot fail to afford you the highest satisfaction. “ Your unanimity and zčal can never he " Gentlemen of the House of Coinmons,
of more importance than at the prefcat crisis, * 1 observe with the fincerelt pleasure, in order to impreis the enemy with a thorough that notwithitanding the concinued pressure conviction of the resources of his Majesty's of the war, the commerce and revenues of kingdoms, and to procure a favourable tero bis kingdom have not, in any degree, fallen mination to your honourable efforts. His from that flourithing State of advancement, Majesty has the fullest reliance on your firni-. which, in the last fesfion of Parliament, was
ness and attachment, and on the fortitude, a lubject of such just congratulation. This spirit, and perseverance of his people. circumfance affords a deciûve prcof, that
“ It will be my ambition, as it is my duty, your prosperity is founded on a solid basis, to represent your zeal in his Majesty's ferand leads me to indulge the flattering hope, vice; and it will be my personal and mort ther whatever additional burthens you may
anxious wish to co-operate with your effurts find it necessary to impose, will not be ma- in the common cause in which we are all terially felt by the people.
equally engaged and interested; and my ut“ I have ordered the public accounts and most endeavours íhall be uied to secure thic citimates for the ensuing year to be laid be- happiness and prosperity of this kingdon, fore you, and have no doubt of your readiness and to protect and maintain its most excellent to provide such supplies as a due sense of the
constitution.” exigencies of the kingdom ihall fuggeit, and
Fel. I. Tbe Right Hon. Mr Pelham, afthe wise policy of strengthening his Majesty's ter a prcfatory explanation of some exertions for procuring a solid and permanent length, brought forward his promiled peace, shall appear to render necessary.
motion, that a special committi be anMy Lords and Gentlemen,
pointed to inquire into the present state " It is with regret that I feel myself obliged of corn and other provisions in this ling, to advert to those secret and treasonable also- dom-Ordered; and that the faid cociations, the dangerous extent and malignity mittee do fit to-morrow in the Speakof which have, in some degrce, been disclosed er's chamber. He also moved sur leave in several trials; and to the disturbances to bring in a bill to empower his Exct! which have taken place in some parts of the lency the Lord Lieutenant to prevent kingdom. It has at the same time been a the exportation of corn for a certain pe. furce of great satisfactiou to me, to observe
riod.- Leave given. the fuccessful and meritorious exertions of the m.zistrares in several parts of the kingdom, role to make his statement of the pubi.
5. The Chancellor of the Exchequer and the alacrity which his Majesty's regular and militia forces bave universally manifelted expenditure and income for the pretit in aid of the civil power, whenever they had year, amounting to 1,48756721. The fum been called upon for the prefervation of the to be raised by loan would therefore be pe uce and support of the laws. It remains 673,6451. being leís than in the preceding if your prudence and wifdom to devise such year, by 667,023). To pay the intereit Ir,easures as, together with the continuance of this loail
, he thould propose an addiof those exertions, and with the additional tional duty of 61. per ton on all Portugai power, which, by the advice of the Privy wincs imported; and, agreeably to the
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Methuen treaty, which required that e
BARRACKS. very new duty upon Poringal wines An account of the number of Infantry ihould be accompanied by one of a great and Cavalry for which ihe several Barer amount by one third on French wines, racks, mentioned in the accounts pre. it would be necessary to impose 91. per
fented to the hon. House of Commons, ton on the latter article. It was his inten and ligned by Major-General de Lantion also to propose a tax upon
the Succef cey, Barrack-Matter-General, are to fion to Eftates; but for the regulations of be provided :that, he should wait for the bill about
Number of to be brought into the Britilh Parliament Barracks.
Ayr mine discovered in the county of Wick Barnstaple low. He had heard that all gold mines Bridport belonged to the Crown; but, if there Biriningham
174 was any doubt as to the present law, Brighton Parliament might make an equitable de Canterbury
252 cision between the rights of the C:own, Christchurch
63 and those of the subject. Whether the Coventry
174 produce would ever be conīderable he
1750 did not know, but he thought that sool.
2600 might be weil employed in procuriag Croydon
Deal information concerning it; and that fume
63 means should be taken to prevent the la
63 bouring perfons in the neighbourhood Dundee
Eastbourne from walling their time upon the spot.
58 The gold was found only in a narrow
189 stream of fand, which might be easily Edinburgh
Guildford sifted; and, afier that operation, the
232 252 Glasgow
I 200 poor would not perfst in their researches. After a few observations from Mr Hounslow
305 352 Grattan and Mr Vandeleur, the com Hyde park
270 315 mittee of the whole House passed the re
174 189 folutions moved upon these heads by Sir
174 182 John Parnell.
232 252 EDINBURGH.
116 126 *Feb. 6. The importance of the herring Nottingham
174 189 fishery on this coaft may be judged of by Portchciter the following fact:-Above three hun Perth
174 dred vereis loaded with herrings taken Romford
348 378 in the Frith have passed the Canal. There Sheffieil
174 189 at an average, had each 400 barrels ou Sunderland
58 II. Within these two last years, the Totness fum of five millions three hundred thou Trowbridge sand pounds, has been been fubfcribed Wareham in Great Britain, for the purpose of in Weymouth
58 creasing the number of our canals.
830 A boy, when going into the hold of York
232 the tip Juno of Leith, was suddenly
OL. DE LANCEY. suffocied, and fell down. Another
Barrack-Master-General. boy immediately defcended to aflit him, Barrack-Office, Feb. 17. 1796. but shared the same fate. They were foon 13. The Lord Provost and Magistrates after got out; but all means used for their conferred the freedom of this city on recovery proved ineffectual. The vessel Major-General Andrew John Drummond had lately been smoked for the vermin, of Strathallan, and Lieutenant-Colonel but the foul air had not entirely evapo- William Douglas Maclean Clephane of rated,
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