Dublin News Letter, September 9, 1740

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Dublin News-Letter (Newspaper) - September 9, 1840, Dublin, Dublin n V Vol- IV, RICHARD REILLT. Numb. 385 ublin News-Letter. From Tuesday September the 9th, to Sa.T�rday September the 13th, 174.0. The following is an Account of an Exprdrion of the l-'n^i.'fli 10 Cadiz, under the Command of the E�r.' of ir.ilcx, and the LutJ lLgh Admiral Howard, in the Year 15 pani..>d.e couia ho: Ix.Ctr aur: tne im poding Storm, man by at.ai.king the Err my in ins wn Ports, and d.-i'roying his Sh-ipp-ng b. ny.c :Ley cou J be in a Red dintfs for AcTon or alleiiink in a Bo y. To this K.iJ, fhc fitt.d out a very powerful Fleet, according to Carnb.-en, it ccnfiik-e! of I 50 Shins, ol ievera! lorts, including 22 Dutch S!i:p>. f'iiis Fleet had 7360 Landmen on toard, of which 1 coo were Voluntas, and 677.: e.eamen, be fines uu-Dutcn. The �vh '!t- wns umier the joint Comrrur.d of the Earl of r.ilcx. and th-- Lod i;V,> Adnvral Ho-.vaid, (wao, lay.* Cmboec) h;ui ex.-�.n�:cj wit Sums f:om their own pr.vate Pud upon tili Exp-uition. This Fhe: wasdivded into lour Squadrons, whereof the fiiit wa*. cotr.mand by the Lo'd High Admiral Howard; .he Loud oy the F~.r! of Eif.x ; u:~ third by the Lod Thomas biow:rd ; 2nd the iburih by Sir Walter Raiertrn. '] he Lord Hi^h Aeinii-ai and the Earl of Elkx were joint Generals of the Army. The Fleet fetfail the lit of June, 1596, from Plymouth ; the Wind, which when they weigred, was at Wef! and by Sou'h, nit .inly call up to the North Eait, and fo continu- d till it b.ougnt them up as high as the North Cape of Spain. The 10th o> June, three of the Scouts took three Flyboats of Hamburg, which came irom Cadiz fourteen Days before. By them they underfrnod tneSnte of idie Town, and xhat they had no Sulpicicn of the Englifh. The 12th of June, they met a Flemifti Fiybcat, which Came from the Streights, bound home, bu: dif covering our Flett, thinking to gain Reputation, and a Reward Tom the Spaniard;, ftpprd her Cjurfe fo. Lifbon, but fhe was prevented, being taken by o:.e o: our Sfnps. On the iSth they met an Irifh VeffW returning from the Port of Cadiz, frotn the Malter of which they got Intelligence, ihat the Spsnin-ds lived there in the molt tranquil Security. He inforni'd then? that the Port was full of Men of War, Gallie.% Ga.'ii :s, and Merch mtmer, richly loaded for thw ir.uks, ..vd that they had no Forcces on the jfl.,ud but a fmali Garriibn. F.'ufh'd with the Hope', of a rich aid rc'-'e Boo'i, they made the belt T their Way thither, and anivV the 20th of June at C'adz early w the Morning. Be fore their coming thither, it was, de'ermin'd in Cr>'.-n cil, tiiac they would land at Sr. S.-baflianf, the Welter moil Part of the Land ; and thither came all the Ships to an Anchor, cv ry Man preparing tr. land as he wa formerly dirtfted ; bit the Wind b�ing fo gr ar, and the Engllfh, which they return'd with equal Fury til! 1 above 1 Noon ; the Earl of bite the Lord H-gi. Admr-.L I F.eigne-d bcfiJes, four G-. lies ivin - to the Sea fo higu, *n. intercept the Boats, t'.ere was no attempting to lar.d without the Los of all This D'y was fpe.it in debvi- g what Courfe (h-.v fhould take ; whkh beng reio'vt-j on, th? next Mornipg at break 01 Day they pai�'d ;-y the Fire of Fort St. Philip, and the GiiiV-, wwu great Kelolu-tion, and bote up t-w'.r.'- th*- dpanilh Si.ips. Sir v\ alter R-vai that fev^ra! of t;.em en deavoui'd to fecurethemrei\c; hy Flight, and, creeping along the Shoa-, made the belt of their Way to the bot om of th; Bi^, to the Place where the Ifland ol Cadiz h join'd 10 the Continent by the Bridge of Suaio. 1 hc�, by the Htip of a Machine, they were convey'o thr) a narrow Channel, into the Sea, on the South Side of .he Illir.d, two or three only excepted. v-h;ch wen prnented from efcapir g. by the Vigilance oi Sir Jnim Wmghcid in the Vanguard. In the mean 1 .mc many t.\ the G^Ke.n-and Gal-lies (Camhden (ays, the Men of Wat) kept their Station at the Panels, and receiv'd the Btoaaides of aaiu m-i Son, being ail tne while in ihc Flt.at uf the Action. At length theSpan'?.rds per eiving fhciiShips wure io miitra'.jy ihaitcr'd and diiabi'd. 8'd lo many of their (ii n k.L'J, that they were no ('onger tenah.'e, .'ec the vacFi of them on F:-e. or tuck them wiu fuch Precipitation, that tho' the Mea e'-Jeavou.-'d to g-.t to Lan-J, gieat i\umbers of thtm v>.cre driven Co the Nectfli>v of throwing them elves ovcjb:)ard, and m-U j lave m.leiablv perdh'd in the Sea, h..d no: the l.n^'ifh C ken Companion of ths'ni, ai;d upon t.'.eir cryi.g for Quarter, generwully iciiev'd them. At the tame tune the Spamfh A-niira! CJil'd the St. Phiiip, a Snp of ijco I or.s, was fciown t:p by means of a Moornh Si;:w, who ;et Fire to the Gun-l'owder, or a� f .meAuthors wiii have it, theSpaniarLis .' emlelvei- biew her up, ra'her than fhe fhoa.'d be a Prey to the Englifh. fjj this as it w:il, fhe deitroy'd .wo or three otheii.Snips that lay nea> her. The St. Matthew, a Gascon of 1200 Tons bur hfn, rbn/ the Care of the Admiral, ,v d the S: A a co B-af? Guns, 13 Men of War, 11 ^h>'ps U iur the la ie-, and 13/oth'rs. jtu-� i ys, 1 200 Pieces oiOrdn.mce were either t-ken r.r .ui.k ia c.~e i>ch. in this whr-:eAt*licn r.cEnciifhnun t- I\-jce ioli his Li.'e, excepting Sir John V\,, gr.rd. 'i >,ere v�c;r ^binir 60 Gerrlerrjen who ierv'd .11 .110 Expedition k;.:g:.twd for the:: \ alcttr. The i-.ug:i.]: Lei::? nw in full PcffdScn of the Town am: cafue of C.iciz, and a Atre^uient having been made f. r an Exchange of Pri oners, a Con-io. tat ion w.5 held wli.:t was tube Jrn* \v:th the P'ace. 7'he F.-.r! o: Lff.x was foi keeping it. because it might prove a Ti.orn as it were in the Spaniards r he ( fFefd. i;Jt; hnd ,0 inttnt wa? i.e upon doiri� to tiay tr.eie wirh cn'v .:co Men and ihr^e Months P.-cviiicnr. Mr f-rircis Vere a d the Dutch Admnal Duveiivuord were of the ! :!Tie Opinion ; But the Lord j HijM. Aomiral, wi.h all rhe other Commanders, were (utterly averfe to it. and every o; e fbew'd a more than |crd:n.rv impatience to rtturn with his Bx:y to I Ki!i�.anJ. Therefore af *r thev hid plunder d the Jfi'.na, d'ert;, end b: nt fever.il Houfes in the Cil.. or, as 1 na-j laij the ~i c- pt. d, r.ad b tccr'd .hcVyate^'d molifh'd the Towers, p.l.'..gcd and uurnt: ihe-Lflaija*5fit'>; and in id all wafte btLie them, leaving the Rubb�in to declare rlie De-valtation the ):.n^l);h rtad'�aderSn Spain, the Fk� let iail fr^m thence the ftji^f JuTy, and repair'd to Faro ;n the Algirv;,, wjucu Place tn.ay iound deferted by the Inhabit-tu. They hid iiio carry'd^ off all their Goods, 7 hey af.e: fail d to the Groyne, where ther? was not lo much as a fingle Ship, no rr.oie than in the mituibr-uring Port of Ferr>ill. Upon this the Fleet me other Authors have it, alter they >wn in Afhsk, the Churches onlv ex- drtw of the like bu-.-hen, bv the AiTiffance of bir i'ne-mas GerarJ, wt.e .n the mean wmie iaved and '.ken, and tne rcnuinder cf the ctners, which the Sp^niaids ihtmfches had hot fcarnt or lunk, run alhnre. "3 ne Dutch in the m�an time bravely attack'd and c rricd i.-.c Pa.,ta!s; and ;he E^rl ct Ell'.x loon after .'ai.deda Body of Sea Mm, at.ab^ut a Leagues dil-ance from th? C:tv, 'o attempt it on the Land aide, wmle tne Ships weie cioii.g 1; cn the Sea Sicte. immediately zftcnva:ds Sir Crnniers Cliff_>rd. Sir Chrirtop'ner Blur.:, and Sir Thomas Gerard were fen: to bieak do*n the Bridge ana the Engine whicn had fttu'ed the E cape of the Ga'lirs, to prevent any Ac- j made the belt of its way kme, ana arriv'd in (akiy, cefs from tutiil.nd to the'Continent. This was care- j bringing with them, as a Mark of their Triumph, fully executed, w^iift Eifex himfeif placed his Men  two Gailions and ico Brafj Guns, witii a verj; ricii mops. a* -The in good Older, a^ march'd away with his Body of i and valuable Booty. ,arl was accompanied by a Number o: Gentkmcn of the firft Quality, .r^Ilowfed by the Lord Admiral and the Seamen, who came at the In-cam they estcr'd the Town, Sir Edward Hobby car-r) ing the Coloars befcre them. I hey me: v.ith 300 Spaniards Bear the Town, bat intleid of making any ReEftance, they retired w>ui fuch Precipitation, and were fo clofely purfued, that the Enp!ifh had very nearenter'd (he City with them: And fo g'tat was the Confufion and Surp graceful Hand hatlk ' given us: And th3t you, as'his inftruments, aavc  fo Admirably, in io few Hoars, with Stick Valour, ' Otitr and Rt'o'ution, perfotm'd fogjrear'aa Afttcn ; ' of which forr, I fuppofe, has hot been fottnri, orfeca - * a Fellow xMy "Head can icarce invent Words fufc-^J � ficmg my thankful Acceptance, nor Thanks eoougH ' f. r iuch Demerit. This only yet remains-- ' That my fingle Care of your L.ves and Surety, 5 hath made me drink fo deep of Lerhes Flood, thatl ' neither cared nor recked of what might elfe befall� ' wlRch thcogh not the beft befiow'd, when it was'fb ' rifg'eflfd. yet it approves my-malt abide 1 ' fince for fuch two I did it. Yon have made^ne fa-' rrou3, dreadful, and jenown'd, not more for your ' V ictory, ths-n fos y o\ir Courage, nor more tor either* ' than for foch plentiful Liquor of Mercy, which may ' well match the better of the two. In which yoa 1 have lb weil perfoimed myTruif, as thereby I fee I ' was not forgotten amongtl you. You have fo pleas'J, my Mind therewith, as if I had a great Treafure I ' ! would leave it for it. Never was there heard in (a 1 few Days lo great a Gain obtained, which though 1 I do attribute molt to the fore-runners, yet I charge 1 you let the Army kn< w, both of Sea and Land, 1 that I care not io much for being Queen, as that I : am the Sovereign of fuch Subjects, that bl-lt my : Fame with their Worth, and pa& th. not, nor wiftieth ' not more Days to breath, tfi�n while fuch People ; may flounlh, and defires to end afjre any Difaile/rf or Difhonour fall on fuch a Nation. This tell them from her, whok Thoughts and Words never disagreed, and yield them fuck due Praife, as Papers c-rnnot ut.er, bu: my He-ut, while it 'alleth, mail keep from Oblivion Among .11 divine Bitflings, I count it nor the leaft. uia't/) our-Healths nor your Harms may flick your f-.fe retu�n, for which, who fo hath prayed mut, hath irevr.T gained a straw-breadth cf me. Some other-Things snate'ial yea fhall receive from others, whVh look, yon wen (to, ; for among much to cto much tiny be u�d�.nr j but . yet look to; the Stake. And'fo lend, with my never leaving m/ Oraifons for your belt,' -� ;

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