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Nautical Standard (Newspaper) - January 9, 1847, London, Middlesex Vol. 53.] January 9, 1847. 6d. NOTICE TO The Nautical and Steam Navigation may be had at No. 5, Catherine The not allowing London newspapers to be delivered free of expense within three miles of the chief one penny for beg to acquaint all future annual so that one penny will be charged upon their which will be forwarded through the desirous of receiving the Nautical Standard are respectfully that it is forwarded by the morning mails and the earliest posts to all parts of the on payment of 6s. 6d. per 13s. half a and 6s. a year or one if paid in Post Office orders are to be made payable to Mr. Thomas and all other communications are to be addressed to the at the Rutland Upper Thames Annual subscriptions of one guinea in advance payable to Mr. Thomas as are particularly to the Officers of the Royal Those oncers who are on Foreign as well as those who are on the Home will without further have their papers punctually forwarded to them from this their address being regulated by the information obtained for the columns of the Nautical as to Ship's Stations at home and In consequence of the great abundance of interesting we are compelled to abridge many and to omit a great many The Light Dues will be considered in our STEAM NAVIGATION JANUARY 9, 1847. THE OPENING The Opening of Parliament is looked for anxiously by and and Party is looking up its old and burnishing them bright to make a goodly at the same lamenting that they are not so strong as of fast wearing at and Spain and with their matrimonial and political will afford plenty of subject matter for but while we may be by angry eloquence provoking France and the Northern Powers to try our we fostering it Are we a bit nearer than last January to the manning of our Navy The employment of our Naval Have we remedied the seated evils in bur Dockyards Do we build our ships for the battle or merely for accommodation between smooth and to reflect their fair forms upon the waters P Is there no misapplication of stores in our Dockyards P Is every thing plain and above Can we trace the timber from its and know which ship it part every man-of-war debited with the material she is built and the wages of the cans who built the stores put on and her expenditure during every her debtor account from the laying down of her till she is made over to the and the last item in her ledger is to her few or as it may for which her hull is sold P If we could answer and a few more such which we have not time for just in the if we could thus show that we had men for our and the that we should have for our resources in our and honest as well as in all our Naval then let our Legislators be as indignant as they please with the European for they the answer question is in the and not in the affirmative thus we advise that after a moderate expression of its displeasure at the progress of affairs should look at England as well as have it is are further to our artillery on us also secure the efficiency of our artillery at There are several points upon which we have only just touched in these brief remarks which will bear expatiating and our endeavour shall as the Nautical Journal of to force the attention of Parliament to the condition of our and and our both Officers and till till all abuses are and England's Naval strength is so aBto maintain her position as the first Maritime Power among THE BATTLE OF It is only with the lapse of years that the impressions of passion and are and being then enabled to look back upon events through the medium of matured we arrive nearer to a just estimation of those occurrences that have excited so much interest and produced such important effects in the civilized The long duration of peace has so essentially to harmonise those angry feelings which agitated the whole of that we must believe there no longer exists national animosities which the strife of war had unhappily With these feelings we have introduced to the attention of our readers a document of much the French account of the Battle of from the pen of their celebrated historian although not yet in a collected form we translate from the journal of It is true we have data of our on which we may rely with but according to the old there are two sides to a the most satisfactory method of coming to a just conclusion will be to consider the French and having dispassionately discussed the overthrow such portion of the statements as can be fairly With such intention we have given a portion of the interesting narrative in our present with a diagram showing the relative positions of the two contending and also an outline of the Our successive numbers will complete the and contain diagrams both of the attack and the close of the * In the meantime we shall be gratified by receiving reserving our own comments until we have completed the French version of the Battle and taken up our side of the the We in a late easily Government might take transport of and convicts improving the efficiency of the Royal by increasing the Service and breaking up a system of demoralising to the shipping interests of the We were prepared to be met by a cry of and by the assertion that nothing could be fairer than the contracts entered into between Her Majesty's Government and the Merchant shipping of the country we will while proving that economy is not the first consideration with Government in such show that contracts are not necessarily fair either to the Country or the Shipping Interests That a system of free competition is not when Government requires to take up a certain amount of tonnage of can be made evident by the late case of the Halifax and Boston thus we need not go back to the days of our when to have a vote for a borough entitled a to have a transport lying in the Tagus at a monthly demurrage per for which a ship would now take goods three times round the Public writers have ever great reason to be grateful to the for the time never failing to afford them cases in point of maladministration of the public Whenever or Parliament influenced by acta in opposition to the report of a Select and persists in a rule of conduct condemned by the if not by the letter of the it is buj fair to suppose that crude jobbing is at the bottom of the We will give the report of the Committee in which was comprised in few as though the feared to do their or thought it useless to remon
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