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Partsmouth, August 26.
THIS evening arrived the Nicholas and Jean tranfport, with upwards of a hundred invalids from different regiments in the Weft Indies.
This afternoon arrived is majesty's fhip Iphigenia, of 32 guns, captain Gardner, from Jamaica, who failed with his majesty's ships Africa and Scorpion, with upwards of a hundred and forty fail of merchant ships under their convoy, which are gone on for the river The Iphigenia is put under quarantine at the Motherbank.
28. Capt. R. Parker, of his majesty's hip Swiftfure, arrived at the admiraltyoffice, with advice of the fafe arrival of the homeward bound Jamaica fleet; the officer immediately fet off with his difpatches to lord Spencer, at Wimbledon.
Weymouth, Aug. 19. The band belonging to the Staffordshire militia enfertained the royal family during their ftay at Stacie's rooms, laft night, with feveral favourite military airs.
This morning his majesty, the duke of York, and princeffes Sophia and Amelia, bathed
At ten o'clock all the royal family, except the duke of York and princess
P. S. The Chichefter man of war is juft arrived, with the reft of the men of war, and the fleets from Smyrna, Turkey, Gibraltar, &c. under their convoy, confifting of about 57 fail of merchant-royal, went on board the St. Fiorenzo frigate; but the wind blowing ftrong from the north caft, the royal standard was not hoifted, as their majefties were not expected; and therefore the usual falutes were omitted.
The duke of York rode to the camp to infpect the light cavalry, and returned to his apartments at two o'clock.
Portfmouth, Aug 28. This day arrived his majefty's fhip Hornet, capt. La kan, with a convoy from Guernfey.
Yesterday afternoon arrived at St. Helen's, his majefty's fhip Princefs Royal, 98 guns; Agamemnon, 64 guns; Chichester 44 guns; Caftor, 32 guns; and Blonde, 2 guns; under the command of vice-admiral Linzee, who brought home under his convoy a great number of tranfports and merchant hips from Cortica: the merchant ships are gone on for the river under the convoy of the Agamemnon, of 64 guns, capt. Nelfon, and the transports to the Motherbank, where they are performing quarantine.
left on Tuesday, at four o'clock P. M, off the Texel. The Dutch fleet, con
Yarmouth, Aug. 29. Wednesday the Alligator cutter arrived here from admiral Macbride's fquadron, which the
fifting of about feventeen fail, including frigates, are ready, for fea, but do not choose to come out. The report of his having had an engagement is a mere fabrication; nothing particular having occurred. The admiral approached fo near as to be fired at from the shore.
The princess roya, took an excurfion in her fociable through the village of Wyke before dinner.
The annual amufements of horse-racing, for the entertainment of their ma jefties and the princeffes, commence on Wednesday the 7th of next month.
A grand review is to take place at the camp on Saturday; and Monday the 13th of September is faid to be the day fixed for the family's departure from this place.
Accounts were alfo received in town from the fquadron under the command of admiral Macbride, dated off the Texel, Wednesday noon. The admiral frequently ran fo near the shore as to exchange fhots with the enemy's bat teries; but their veffels, 17 of which, of various fizes, were feen, continued beyond the reach of his guns.
An American veffel, arrived at Yarmouth from the Texel, was on Tuefday brought to by the fquadron; the mafter was charged with a meffage from the enemy, acquainting admiral Macbride, that they purpofed paying him a vifit. The American reports the Dutch veffels to be riding at fingle anchors, and that they were ready for fea; but expreffes his belief, that they will not venture from their coaft while our fleet remains in its vicinage.
The Alligator cutter brought intelligence to government nearly to the fame effect; but the left the fquadron on Tuesday evening.
31. The Eaft India company's volunteer corps is to confift of two regiments, ten companies in each, forming, with officers and rank and file, five hundred and eighty-feven men.
The privates, a jacket, leather cap, and black flock, until difciplined; when they will have a proper parade uniform.
Sept. 1. The following interefting intelligence, relative to the outwardbound fleet of Eaft Indiamen, was, yefterday, received at the India-house, by the American fhip Minerva, capt. Crownfield.
The regimentals of the officers are fcarlet turned up with black, buff waist-along that part of our coaft. coafts and breeches. The company's arms and motto on their gorget 66 Aufpicio Regis et Senatus Anglia."The button to have the company's creft, a lion, and Eaft India Company, as infcription.
The Canton, bound to St. Helena, Coaft, and China, parted company with the undermentioned fhips, on the ift of May, in lat. 26. 50 north-long. 19.
His majefty's fhip Jupiter, 50 guns,
Prince William Henry, Woodcot, and Hawke, with a country fhip, failed from thence for England; as did the Woreefter for Bencoolen. The Gabriel arrived at St. Helena the 27th of June.
four tranfports, bound to the Cape.
The Gabriel (extra-fhip) captain Carfe, failed from Bengal, March 22. -On the 20th the company's fhips
The Minerva left Bengal March the 30th, and arrived at St. Helena the 29th of June. On the 26th of April, lat.-5. 22 S. long, 89. 30. E. fpoke with the Prince William Henry, Woodcot, and Hawke; faw them again the 1ft of May, in lat. 11. 41. S. long. 82. 50. E. They were hourly expected at St. Helena.
The Trelawney, (Whaler) Robert Hillman, and Canton, Abel Vyvyian, were at St. Helena when the Minerva failed for England.
Lieutenant Cook has opened a rendezvous at Newhaven, for the entry of men to ferve on board the gun-boats and fire-fhips intended to be stationed
Circular letters have been fent off to the officers on the imprefs fervice in the different ports of Great Britain and Ireland. Uncommon exertions have lately been made in this branch of the fervice.
Eight additional fhips of the line are ordered to be got ready for being put in commiffion; which will require at least 60co men in order to man them for fervice.
from the Weft Indies in the fame manner, that is, under the idea of cartels, to which they are converted by putting a few English prifoners on board for England a political Scheme of the French, if it fucceeds, as by this means they will get the whole of their fhips to Europe, without the fmalleft risk of capture, and be ready to receive troops again for any other expedition they may be wanted for.
Weymouth, Sept. 3. The cabinet minifters met his majefty in council at two o'clock, for the purpose of proroguing the parliament to Tuesday the 27th inftant.
5. The fortreffes at the entrance of Cork harbour are putting in the most refpectable state of defence. Charles fort, at Kinfale, has been reviewed, and is immediately to have its full complement of guns mounted, which will prefent a batter of more than three hundred pieces of ordnance.
It is intended to line the South Weft coaft of Ireland with troops, and erect batteries on every place that commands a creek, a bay, or an harbour.
By a veffel juft arrived from Guernsey, we hear that the idea of invafion from the French had nearly vanished. But that, notwithstanding, the troops and in-habitants did not relax in preparation for defending themselves against any fudden attack.
The internal defence of Great Britain, at this time, amounts to no fewer than 152,000 effective men; and from the augmentations that are about to take place, will shortly be little less than 180,000 men. Our navy is also the moft numerous ever known.
The amount of the naval establishment at this time is greater than has been known. The lait return to the 31ft of Auguft makes the number of fhips in commiffion 467, of which 122 are of the line from 64 to 112 guns, eighteen of 50, 180 frigates from 24 to 44 guns, and 147 floops, brigs and cutters.
At the fair at Horniger, near Bury, there was a large fhow of fheep, which in general were fold at exorbitant prices. Some ewes were fold at 30s. each; and feveral fcore of Norfolk wethers were bought at fo high a price as 40s. each, which, according to weight, is fuppofed to be 9d. per pound.
Within this laft fortnight, ninety-fix fhips of large burthen, with valuable cargoes, have entered the port of Hull, from the Baltic.
Chatham, Sept. 5. Yefterday failed from hence to Blackflakes, the Parmene, of 66 guns, commanded by Chevalier Alexander Cruise; alfo failed yesterday from hence to Blackflakes, the Philip, Ruffian fhip of war, of 6 guns, commanded by captain Chevalier Smernoy; from thence, we hear, they are to pro
The Saint Helena, Ruffian fhip of war, of 74 guns, commanded by captain Chevalier Thefiger, was put out of dock on Saturday laft, after having received a flight repair.
The Graff Orloff, Ruffian fhip of war, of 66 guns, commanded by captain Chevalier Bakeff, is arrived here, but so rotten, she is not worth repairing.
6. The eight gun-boats fitting at this port are nearly ready for fea; commanders are appointed to fome.-All ornament to the heads and flerns of king's fhips is to be difcontinued in future; inftead of a figure for the head, a fcroll is to be adopted, and the fterns to be as plain as poffible; probably a copy from the French, as the principal part of their fhips are fimilar.
There being no court of aldermen held at Guild hall this day, the mafter and wardens of the bakers' company waited on the lord mayor at the Manfion-house, refpecting the affize of bread; and it appearing, by the return made by the meal-weighers of the Monday's market, that wheat fold from 708. to 345. per quarter, forming an average upon 6626 quarters of 498. and d. per quarter, 4s. 6d. dearer than last week, and the prices of flour were returned at 40s. and 45s. the fack.-His lordship observed, that the increase in the price of wheat would oblige him, by the directions of the act of parliament, to make an alteration in the price of bread, and fhould therefore raife the fame one affize, or ad. in the peck loaf, to take place to-morrow; the quartern loaf will then be 8 d.
8. A beautiful model of a 36 gun frigate, made on board the Hero prifon hip, at Chatham, by the French failors, was prefented to the lords commiffioners of the admiralty. This curious piece of
16. John Robinfon, of Mote, near Waterford, efq. to mifs Margaret Penrofe Strangman, of Waterford.
ton, to Mrs. Townsend, of Knightsbridge.
Sept. 1. William Long, of Chancerylane, efq. to mifs Dawfon, of Bedfordfquare, one of the daughters of the late Edmund Dawfon, efq.
John Heyliger But, of Cotton, Staffordshire, efq. to Mrs. O'Keover, of the late Rowland F. O'Keover, of Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire, relict of Oldbury, Warrickshire, efq.
3. H. Burmester of Walthamstow, the late William Tothill, efq. of the efq. to mifs Tothill, only daughter of
23. Samuel Guife, efq. late furgeon to the general hofpital at Surat, to mifs Addifon, of Montrofe.
efq. to ́ a young lady
18. James Digby, of Bourn, Lincoln-Freeman, of the fame place. fhire, efq. to mils Hyde, of the fame place.
Dr. Relph, of Mark-lane, to Mrs.
zo. The rev. William Helps, of Wadham College, Oxford, to mifs Eliza Rennie, daughter of the rev. Mr. James Parry, of Gray's Inn, efq. to Rennie, of Conway-ftreet, Fitzroy-Anne Lucie de Valabreque, of Chaillot, fquare. near Paris.
13. The rev. J. S. Banks, LL. B. of Trinity-hall, Cambridge, to mifs Pigett, eldest daughter of the rev. Mr. Pigott, of Leiceller.
29. The hon. major George Carnegie, to-mifs Elizabeth Swinton, daughter of John Swinton, of Swinton, efq. one of the fenators of the college of Justice. The rev. Mr. Barnard of Kenfing-frit brigade.
of St. Anne's, Alderfgate. Aug. 11. The rev. Mr. Field, rector
Captain Redmond, of colonel Dillon's
Mrs. March, of Devonshire-ftreet, relict of the late John March, efq.
20. Richard Crofs, of Taplow, efq. Lady Clive, of Wormbridge, Herefordshire, relict of fir Edward Clive, late one of his majesty's juftices of the court of common pleas.
25. Richard Little, of Grosvenorplace, efq.
26. John Afkell Bucknall, of Oxhey, Herts, efq.
28. Lady Sylvefter, relict of the late fir: John Sylvetter.
29. Ifaac Olborne, efq. late one of the bank directors. John Fothergill, D. D. provoft of
George Bryan, of Portland-place, efq.
18. Lady St Aubyn, of Welbeck-earl of Southampton. ftreet, relict of the late fir John St. Aubyn, bart.
The lady of John Baker, of Oates,
Captain Fitzroy, youngeft fon of the
Colonel Perryn, son of juftice Perryn, a brigadier in the army.
Lieutenant George Forbes of the Madras cavalry, fecond fon of the late Charles Forbes, of Achermack, efq.
Henry William Wilfon, of Didlington, Norfolk, efq.
Mifs Selima Medhurst, daughter of G. W. Medhurst, of Kippax-park, Yorkshire, efq.
10. Mifs Yorke, eldest daughter of Philip Yorke, efq.
Mils Joyce Bonham, eldeft daughter of Francis Warren Bonham, of Ham-, merfmith, efq.
11. Mrs. Mawbey, relict of the late John Mawbey, of Wefthall-hill, near Burford, Oxfordshire, efq. brother of fir John Mawbey, bart.