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British Press (Newspaper) - July 28, 1820, London, Middlesex l^QNDON, fmpAT,,4lffcV,^S, 1820. I , TaBAtVLB-kOf^At, HAYMARKET.' THis^ EVENiN^i iFttiDA*;. Jury as; jivii? be performpii ' s THE'EOMP. Toan? Cockney; ai�^'J;> Russell i' Old Gackney^' Mr. G6M. imith; ,Baroae|�fMr.,W4Uiii*n8; Caplnin Siglill;;! MrrBaN nar(h Priscilla Tomboy, Mr^.B-ikeh ' ' 'i- Aflrr which, � THE BEGGAR'S OPEHA. Cip.i.'M�cbeBth,'.1VIadinie VeMris (her: SJb appenrsnce iii lhat Character,, anil oil )ht� Stajfe); Peachuih, Mr:Terryj l^qkU,Mr.WiHiaB.B; Rlch.Mr J Rawll. ViillyPeachum; nils'! R,Corn (berSlbapjiearanceupon thelSnglishiilner); ntrs. Pes�1ium,Jfra. Penrcp; T^ucy Locliil, Mra;C.lCeD)ble.-- . :jTo^^ich.ntiUib?orfdedjthe.farceof ' ^ TH� DEVIL TO PAY, . Si-t 4^�)ni Lov<r,o|e^<Mr< Porusel;.Jobson, :!yir.iJ. .Russell. l4idy^lJ0yaulp,.Un;C(ui f The 6eei Sar^aOpem, It Hill be^irepeated every CTeoin^ till fnrlfaer mlice. . , To.inorro�r, wJtii ,T{ii>4}rrbc. i Tbe ComeiiiMi0f Tbe Ckmlsot Cotip1e,iaRi}^be Je�]od^ ^VfsXB,,w:iVtniVVKi be gpYetf �f. itbeir: rei ,..fff��eu>Bii6ji.t*/~-^ 1 .J ^ . A^e�<^medyii be:�petfi{^^ .ftfudaced.' v - -, 1:1 -'v'^' � � " '';r-:;;A-�;.'�/ 'p....'m'- THEATRE.Rt�VAL> XNGlt^lSH JJtPeRA.HOVSE, STRAND, ; �.. �� ,  fflHIS EVENING, FRIDAY, JnJy 28, JL be perforiQed, 8th''time, an eatirrly new Operatic Drama,in threelsclii, called - ~ i'f i :.. i Duke of Milnn; Mr. Rowbolham; Count Vitaldii Mr. Barlley; Caisano, Mr. Pearman v~Cotviiio, Mr. ^Harley. PrincessCIemeutiae, Mills Kelly j-Dochess of Maoiua, Mrs. W. S.'Clialterley; IsnbeliMissCnrew. V The E|ulogae,iDjGbaracter,'byMi>:s Kelly. To conclude"fri.ih^(lQlh'linie'ia'tbis Tbeatre),4he celebrated '-l E^iravaBahza", ibtwo actsj-called :-''vDOTf ^GIOVANNI; Or, A SPECTRE ON-HORSEBACK. Don Giovanni,'Mr.'Pearman; Don'Gdzmani^and Ghost j ofbimseir, Mr. T. PiOjdfce;* DonOctavio, M'r, BroadhOVBi j f Brideirroon). Mr. Wilkinson; Leperello, Mr. Hirley. Diynua ; Anna, Miss I. Steveosoti; BridevMiss Worgdian: ' ' i Doors open at Half-past Six, and the Performance to be. gin at Seven. - - To-;nprr - 2.. ..Prizes of ^18,000 Sterlingajoney, are.. �32,000 a. ..Priies of.4,000 SterlingMonev, are.... 8,000 a... i:Prize� -of.... liOOO iSlerling Money,, are.;. i 2,000 2..;.Prizes of.... SOQ Sterling-Money, are.... 1,000 210 Sterling Money,^are..v. 2,100 200 Sterlfug Money, are.... 2,800 100 Sterling Money, are.;.. 1,600 �60 Sterling Money, are.;;. 1,100 ZOSterling Money, are.... 1,800 16 Ste/rliiig Money,.are....16,000 10....Prizes of.,.. 14.,..Triws of.... 10. ..Prizes of.... 22Prizes of.... 60Vif..P"z*a of..... 1,000....Pirizes of.... 'SuppoYieii; bys-Perjury,-! brought; furward..�gainst-i.her;jMaje8tytiwheu Princess of W�l . .',1 ^ London: Printed fur Thomas and J.oseph Allm^n,>B ak-srllers l� her Majesty, Prioees slieet, Hanover'square. Price Ss 6d. Tbis day is published, in iwo.vuls. foolscapi-price lOs. 6d. ' � boardsj-the Kuul-tli-Edition of ' Af ATHER'S GIFT 10 hj, CHILDREN; consisliiig of Onginal Essays, Tales,-Fables, Reflections, &c. ' . v By. WILLIAM .MAVOR, LL.D. Rector of Stonesfield, Oxoii, Vicar of Muiplfyi Berks, Cliaplaia to the Earl of Moira, ttic. Fririted^foi- G.-nnd W. B.-'^Wbitlaker, 13; AveiMatia-lanc. , .Tbiailavii.published,. 10 13mo. price 4s. bound, . -% 45ELEeTIQN,6tGREEK SENTENCES, ii^tl "ivltb^aii ilnji^itiWi Le;(ia�ij :JD^reekfBii4 BAijtiiiK. :j0t<;nded.4�.i^ Iiritqj Biwlir 14 :i,ies!niiog^ (be GKek,X.an- By the <J. fr, WRIGHT, AM. " 'Authp)}vfrifa� M^ddii^U Bf. the Grrek^Langiiage.** ' Pniitedfar:(rjaiul.W.B; VVhitiaker, 13, Ave-Maria-taoe. '���'�^ -. ;� : . ;_:-_^ _ , rTbiB.day'^�<ppbirahed,.]ai13mo.;prica 4s..6d.rbouDd, rjlHE GREEK PRIiVJER; or, a Praxis on JL tbevarioua Terminal ions and Formations of Nouns and Verbs,- Recolar'and.'Irrcgular, including Rules for the rGenders of Nouns,. Conjugation of Verbs, &c. with'copious Lists of Examples. Greek andEiiitlisb. - ' By D. B. HICKIE. Printed for G. andW. . .'Whitlaker,.13, Ave-Maria-Iane. This day are pOblished, 13mO. price Sa.6d. bound, UDIMENTS of ihe GREEK LAN-GUAGEj in Greek and English.. Upon the.basis of Wetlenbal. ^ � BytheRev. G. N.WRtGHT, A.M. Second Editiqn, carefnily revised and Corrected, Printed for G. and W. B. Vviiillaker, 13, Ave-Maria-Iane. BRUNGK'S SOPHOCLES. " 'This day is published, ill three volumes, octavo, . prirel^tlls. 6d. SOPHOCLIS OPERA quae siipergnnt Omnia, cum Annotation^ inlegra R. F. P. BflUNCKll et Godof.'Scbaefenl Accedunt GlOss.-e ox Suida et Eu'slolhio excerpls. Appendicis loco Bubjiciuutur Animadversiones. C. G. A-Erfurdtii. " Printed for Q. and W. B. Whiltaker, 13, Ave Maria-lane, London; J.Parker, and R, Bliss, Oxford; and Deighlon and Sobs, Cambridge.' . r iif whom the following Plays may be had senarately: SOPHOCLIS tEDIPDS TTRANNUS, price SsTf --a.-_ (SDIPUS COLOJSEUS, 3s. 6d. -:--.ANTIGONE, 38.ed. TRACHINl^, 3s. 6d. 6d^. sewed. --AJAX L0RAR1US n (wilbiuch.large-yiieoniain* 'I^M^Tli6iisand*iitalso.m^^^ 11,200;. �in extra PrizesiaUinSterUngJaoneii!'.^ Tbe Lords of tbe Treasury baviosr allowed BISH, tlie Conlraclor, to pay an extra sdu of lL20Pf.i:by which. ureformt-d.tbefulluwingEXTRA PRIZES, included,iO; the uiiiiexed'SeliemPi viz. ".  ' . .- 2;,^.Prizes of �1,000 Slerlio^/Money are �-2,000 a...-iPh�rt ofi,. .WO Sterliiig'iMoney ate i,'1.000(i I0....Pri;5e*'of 210 Sterling.)Money are-.; Sjlflp ; 14.,^.Prizerf of 201) Sl^rliui;. Mqney are;.. *,800-10.... Pritea if 100 Sterling Money a-rc.. l,0QO . S-2...,Pnii'� of .. 6P Ste�-lin({;Monry arel.. 1,100 (<O....KilZi.s'uf .. 20,Sterling'Muuey are .. 1,200 " ;  : ' . �11,200  , . :--Wbkb'are part of tbeaboveSclieme.-, : . . lit all wbifcji every; purchaser will piriicipate, wiieHier be - nivkis lpt]iUirch�sel:att.ibeiContracloi-s .(J^fficesj of at fbuse. uf aiiy-o(JirrO �;m'vyi/:> t;^.:;C--W-.':.v-.,^?v::v.i-'.- tit'-. - � /n thU Jjoflerp jxery Ticket v>itt puUnto the Wheel '� and each K&ldc^idfM* ownfifteyK^ TlCKErS aid j?HARES'ar'eBeUing>yT. BISH, Slodt-broker: CooIiatnWiWribeiL^ ' ' - '"�� � '''"'^iif OftfiSji^sSii-''"'^ .BlSH;S�iHce ilucluiitiuus. pt\ok� a{raliMt liM in Coroiyll, 6jr�bict[ tbc Poblic can fee the [from a correspondent.] . On Tuesday the IStli of July was held in Lotith chapel the third anniversary of the iVlethodi�t Branch Missionary Society forthe Louth Circuit; H. R. Allenby^ Eaq. ia the Chair. On the preceding evening the Rey. George Cnbitt, of Efoston, preached the introductory sermon from Geii. xsii. V. 18, in whicl'i he described the blessings derived toman through .Jesiis Christ; shewed that every individual r^c^lving those'hiesaings became, by their inflaeiicepii;))i8 jieart and conduct^ a blessing to society; s^i^.^proved that the blessiog* of the gospel were odapteci lu their nature, and desisned by tlteit -author, i^niversal extension. The Rev. Samuel Leigh, a .IVljb38>onary lately returned from NewSo6th Wales, detiyefed in the forenoon of Tuesday a very approprmterdiscourse .frqnv Romans, xv. v. 20, 21. At the, ine^tiDg in theitfierooou several very iii-�tructive, el))^|iientrand impressive speeclies.-were-' delivered ..byg'the liev. Messrs. Taylor, Gregory, Hannah, Leigl)^ Agar, and oth'ers ; but tboiigh all these speeches were truly excellent, that of Mr. Leigh most.attracted our itotice. Thia Gentleman gave us .spme svery, interesting information relative to the spirftuul and socinl state of the inhabitants of-New Zealand^ amongst whom he resided about six' weeks jiist before he sailed for Englnnd. The^cir-, cumsianVes: he r^ated were the loure firmly believed, and' more deeply.felt, because he himself had witnessed them; uad, 00 account of their im-,pottance� we could wjfih'lo hare>tated them in that;' minuteness of deldiliti which we heard them ; but::' us :such.'Btatemei!t wuulcl occupy too much of'our. Paper, we shall content ourselver by giviitgb or^ two of the mostsiri^ing facts. Oiie-day, whilst Mr* JUeigli/was ,wa! kt^j{ Native chtefji bis' ajteniiou-was arrested^^tiy a. ^reat moliitud^eof peopleciin a neiglibouting hiir.:r?ile. inquired;-tl)e jCiiase, of such a.cpncpnr8e;,!at�(li',on beiiig told lllBt;|hVyvwere ToosYJng^^a; /atij^ usfembled to^eut^hbhi ht; inimediately proceeded to \ the place. Ill ordeiv to-asceruiij^^the truth of this qlarmtirg iSTotmatloinP^cinff ^ vi I (age where, (Jeople w^re CQikcled/hf n�ked to see the boy; . They t ap^tieared mbcU lagttated al 4i)s pre-setice, and ;|�irticularly at,h!?.-ireqMat, as if coii-SC1O0S"of tiftir*jfuilt; tflid' il^ was"^ only "^Bfiej- tery -urgent aulicitation that they^^ir^ted him toward* a Ur^e fire, at sonie distunce^'C where they said he would find Jjim. As he.was-^iiigjto;^nsplace, he passetl by the bloody spot on whlih the: Iveatl of this unhappy victim had rheen-^cat off;. and, on ap-proacbiog tlie.fire.^he wi^ not t^littje startled al4iie sudden dppeariince of a i^avage^ looking' man, .of gigantic Mature; entirely naked, aitd alined^with an lixe. MriLetghj'though: iiiwarilly.i.intimidate palion',Qf this tfernfic moni'ter) then held hun i M^)iig6^<<Rbere fae^ fooitd several<imndredft.of�the;<nafh^M-^eated tna .circle. ivu4i a 4uantity.ofMC0 8 as soon as they reaglied the ''land, af/djiaviiig' piit on the yailora' clothes^ they rowied'^towa'rds the vessel.^^- This was the appointeil, tiing for a. geiieral massacre.; Those naiives'j fvhq j Imd^ teinuned! jii: the Ship, perceiving Vba were '^^ ' " ,ai tioo seven in number, were a 11 ta ken r,qir shore, roasted, and eafm.^This accouut Jt|V.;Leigh bad from the mouths of persons who jwere actMS, in .this tragic scene, who also shciired hiin many of the'bones of iiie unfortunate sufierers, find the remains of the vessel. ' The threeindi'vidnais'who Were spared were living in New- South Wales when Mr. Leigh left that couiitry. I. � . Several other equally interesting Tacts were related by this pioiii and worthy Missionary,' which cannot be inserted, here on accohiit Of the ioadinis-sible length to which they 'wotitd ^xtefid this pata-gi-aph. Let it suffice, to pQiice, that, notwithstanding the almost incredible ferocity of these cannibals, they are rematkalily ingenious and. enterprising, very respectful to'EoVoj>eaii8, iind discovered a surprising wiltiirghess'and' capacity to receive, instruction, and to, do-as'ithey are taught; and that Mr. Leigh, ictends shortly. tp�aiU with six other ministers, J'or ,New 2.ealaud, and other islands in that part of the Pacific Oceau,-~f Boston Oa. zelte.J HIGH TREASON. SPECIAL C0.M.MISSION. GtAiQaW, july 24. The Court met this day, :ai- iiihe o'clock, for the trial of, /f'iWiam , iW�/��yr>V r who h*d been arraigned along with Wilsoni,already convicted. The Lord Advocate stated;- (hat it was not his intention to lead proof against theiPrisouer. It was the wish of the Crown I^awyeis to pr6secute tliose'only-who had 'l;>een leaders in.tlie.'late disturbances ; and, asjt appeared that^h&- Prisoner tiuw at the bar was not-so guilty as some others who had "absconded, he would allow him to*e discharged. His Lordship stated, that hewoutdconiJider it Ins duty to watch those individuals;^^.aitd, ifipo^sible, .t;o apprehend them,'and'stilli^lDsbringtbem to trial forthe crimes thSy had: comoHtted^^-v- The Lord Phgsidentvaddressed the Prisoner. He told hiin that he was bound, ingratitude, to reverence (lioselaws by theexerciSjeoTwhoae leiiieacy he was about to. be discharged. -' The persons 'who hadbeen engaged' in tlie late^ treavunable proceedings pretended to baJu -search of; their i rights-  the rights of-their forefathers. '::This:cpnductcould only originate in ignorance of the history of their country ; for they now^njoyed ten times more li> bertyjthan their fathers evertlid. Jf the Prisoner . previ �Ked of Iheiin to rettirn to. sbiiriety and hon*!'t iiidasiry,'and'dismissed tli^Qt: frtVm the bar. Jokm May then �tariie(t thanks to the Court-, and Jury, in.nisniepf hiinsel.f Hndcgnipaiiions, and} pr,qmii Tiie'LoBO::adtoca'rB, iin addressing the Court, i.9^.�5!y<^,*}.*!K^,Abe exieiwiye manufaictqrie^ of ihe Loi^. Pcwratfi ;6f this tity^ anrfofvseverar other G^itilemen^ fcitff imtst^ecfc workmen -^theJHt of April, which he iattribnted to the ThSuJ'jice.tiipj' had over their m fl;"aod he hoped the master m�--nufactarerS'and .Gentlemen of the country would assemble on tbecBrM-appearanceof.any^such dis-jorder,, The motives of the Crown. Lawj^er?, in adopting a lenient line 'of-condBct; were to make no mbrt examples than~wa8' absplotely necessary ; and, us he believed that th^B}ririt which led to the lute disturbances in lhi& part of the cbuniry waf fcubi>iding,,. they were not disposed to proceed against any of the Prisoners. He tiien alluded to the state of the police of the country, and expressed his fears that it was not so good as it ought to be; for if it were so, .many guilty individuals Would not have been ablel to escape. , III the, course of the day repedted allusion was made to the Lord Advocate discharging,the airsign against Graham. Oar readers will recollect, iliat when he was arraig^ned'he'wiahed to plead Guilty; tut on the advice of the Lord President he pleaded ISot Guiiiy. Tbis act of kili^dness, on the part of the public prosecutor,'tvas particularly pointed out to the Prisoners as an aclditionul ground of grati-tnde. This.being'all the cases before the Court, -Wilson was brought up fur sentence, and being told that he had liow an opportunity of speaking to the Court, why senleuce of death should npt be pronounced against, him, he stammered out a few words, in an incoherent manner, and was advised by the Lord Pre�idei)t to commtinicate with his Counsel, .as heinight use expre^yioiis which won Id be detrinieiilal'tu him, having been recommended to the clemencjr of the Court by the Jury. Mr; MtJBBa;r then said a few words for him. The Lord PB^SfDENT thenad^dressed hiin nearly f8/follows ja^es /Wilson, y011 must be convinced' ofthe loijjiartiality and fairness with which . tiie;proceeditag�^^u>sl^^ou bitve: b^ conducted. iribei�Ufeis? of your right of chalteO^ the by^^bicb you hdve bteii fbinid gtiilty mtty be considered as chosen .foyyoorself; and ibe crime they have foiindyoti giiilty of ia.the most direadful that can aBlict any-natioii. All other crimes are trifling wheii compared to it; it strikes at the root of the whole fabric on which our happiness is founded. , The horrors of a civil war, where citizen is contending against citizen, with deadly malignity, is far more to be dreaded than the most bloody foreign contest. No doubt, it was never dreamt by any rational being, that the violent people with whom you were conne'cted could be ultimately successful ;> but ^the intermediate evils your mischief might have produced are terrible to think of. The rights and liberties of the peaceable and loyal part of the community are to be protected as ^ell us those of the tQrbulent and disaffected; and when they were pleased' with the liberty they enjoyed they were not to be disturbed by the factious proceedings of the evil-disposed. I advise you most sincerely to tbiok seriously of your eteriial interests, as you are shortly to appear at the mercy seat of Christ, and I beseech yop to consider well the errors of your past life, and make good use of the thort time allotted to you in this world. Remember that the justice of God is' as inflexible as his mercies are infinite; and I trust you have riot thrown off all allegiance to your HeaveiHy Sovereign as it appears you have done to y^ur earthly one. The ministers of religion of every sect and persuasion will be ready and willing, to assist y00 in preparing forthe concerns of your immortal soul. The recommendation of the Jory shall most certainly be transmitted to the properauthority, ari'd I sipcerely hope tfatit mercy will be extended to you; biit it is ofteii necessary for the Government to consider, the expediency of those" recommendations, and the power rested in the Crown is assuredly not exercised capriciously, but- for the general safety and prosperity of the'State. : I advise you, however, to pre-pare for the utrn'ost extreme; and if inercy be" extended to yon, yoo will not be the worse man for the atteatioQ whicli yoo oiay give to your religions concerns. The sentence of the law is, that yon be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execiition, on the SOth'of Angost; and after being hnngby the rieck till yon bedead, that your head be severed from your body, and yonr~ body cut in qiiarters, to be at ihe disposal of the King; and the Lord have mercy upon yonr soul." The Prisoner was then taken from the bar, without shewing any signs of agitatiooi andcontiiied in one of the iron rooms. ' The Lord President concluded the bnsihess witbau admirable itddress, in the course of which >ad iS?en the trial of \Vilson, lie^vould .have seen aJ observed that hewas'afraid the upper ranks were; poor man tried with the sam&sotemoity; the,same impartialily;.and thesame.!regard: to,ji^stice, that the richest man could have beeih. The Prisoner was then admonished to Vetunita-thebpsoiU of bis. famltyV' aiid loldct'^^more circumspect'ly,.iD future, r The Prisoiier was accordingly diacliarged. Mailheio BoyTe'i ^Alf*. (JraAitm, MnAJoSn'Mayt were<uex^ (futto the.bar.' ,  ^ - The; Lord Aiivocate addressed tb^^Jnry in the same' terms'as on the foriper case, they hsving been at{ainSt'whom trui^'bills were foiinii', havtiii?''-hc�i'i put to the. bar, and arraigned in tli'e us'o:il firrn, pleaded tsot GuiUy. Their trial is tixed firr-'riie--day i hp Ist of August. Mr. Serjeant Hullock, Mr. Drummond, / and Mr. 'Hop*, wppeard �8 Counsel for theCrown,, and Mr. S.Mniford; for th<; Prisoner*.. Nothing occurred at this sitting <f ri e ^Court but the mete foiiii of arraignmpiit, -hiuI -r'l appiication from, the .Prisoners to lnvj^ Mr. J, Grant .�ii(l Mr. S;-inrirorJ nssisjned us 'heirCi-imsel, ill (jlace of Mr. jeil'cey and Mr. Ciickburn-, whom, tliey had roriiierly ii-amed, and who, it is uiider-slood, are prevented by other avocations Criiia uiiderlukiiig the defence.-The 8|j|)licatioii w-as granted. KENT ASSIZES. not so religion�-as our fathers. He remarked^ that civil'coiiimotioa lead <, weaver in. Johnstade; and JoAn-l,�ttn^,i weaver- in/Kilbarchao,. two' oftlie-persDiis maids-fone, JlM.y 95. ,,Th�; Ass.zea. for this cnuniy coreiraeiiced to-dai-', liefore Lwd .Chief Justice- Abbott, in the iSriits Court, and Mr. Baron Wood, in t^lie (Vown CourU; Ji-llie latter the husines:^ in ppijil uf gni6uhi,'is'%ntisually smalt, the calendar coiitHihiiitf not mn're tfiau seventy-sieveii cnaef. Of Dieo*-. hiir--ever, si-veral are very hrjnoiis ciimes. B�-side ihe CBMC of James.-Nesbet for the Wonlwicii iiiunler. which is expected to be tried on Friday, tiit-rt- are a child murder, two cases of cutting and inHiniing, two rapes, several burglaries, seven Bdiik of England prosecuiinn:<, &c. &c. The cau'e Iht iH il-.e former coiitaiiird (Jiirty-se�en entries out nf fnrty-four vriiireN whir-h had been brought down. iS'ijihin'^ of very general iiilerest occurred iu tlie Crown Court, lo-duy. William thitler, being indicted for uttering forged Bank of Ens'"'"' notes, ple:idr their cross-examination, it appeared that the Defendant, a wealthy Brewer, at Chatham, had married Mrs. Best, after she bad been for some time . living with him in a state of concubinnge; that pre--vions to tliut trnie she was a notorious Cyjirian ; that after they were married they lived like cat and dog, and generally fought most furiously after dinner, when bolli were in a state of intoxication ; that at length Mrs. Best voluntarily eloped from hi* house, carrying off wilh her a carriage load of all sorts of wearing apparel; she had two dozen pairs of new silk stockings, two dozen pairs of new shoes,  &c. The Chief Justice, under these circnmstanres, and before the Defendant's ease was gone into, ruled that the action would not lie. Tliere were iu fact two defences to the action. the fir>it place, Mrs. Best had voluntarily eloped; and, in the second, she had carried off such quantiiies of clothiog, that she could not be said to be in wa.nc of nece8sa5ie8. A tradesman, ^like' the Plaintiff, trusts a married woman at his peril, if he knows that she is living separate'from her husbiHid, If she was living with her husband, the ca.se would be quite di'fi'ereut.^Nonsuited. KIO. DE LA HACHE. Extract of a letter from General Montilio, com-mander of the. expedition from Margarita, dated June the 4lh, on board . Briou's squadron. After relating the gallant action, iu wbicli 700 of his lii'en re(ipl8ed more than 3,000 of theSpauiards, he thus continues:- "^-Tbis advantage gave me ilie highest hope of being able to advilBCe on Santa Martha, and co-operate wjtb Urdaoeta's division In the reduction of that place: but niy troops, wbo had-long heen discontented at Ibe privations'ibey endured, and particularly at tbewantof pay, which I wa� utterly unable to give tbem, refused to advance a step further unless all their claims were satisfied in full. I represented lu them the impossibility of complying with their request, and urged them to march fur Santa Martha, engagiug 10 give tbem the whole^a the capture of that place. Tbis had nu effect, and , tbey threatened to burn, and plunder La Hacbe, and.desert to tbe Spaniards, where they would be certain, they said, tb be liberally paid. The Spaniard9,~b0wever, had retreated-so far after their last defeat, that there was no pcssi-biiity of oxertahiog them. I llien represented 10 tbem thi ir situation^-that it was impossiblefor them to remain Iht-re cr to �et away without co-operation with oor fleet-and i>ro-posed, as the march by land to Santa Martha bad beeo t'omid impracticable, that tbey should go thither by sea. This they consented to,- but not -till tbey had burned a part of the town, and plundered the miserable inhabitant', of Rib de la Hacbe.; I had previously laid an embaczu on tbe vessels in toe harbour, on board of which I had tbe troops conveyed in boats; and, having precuiipeVi-ed the matter with Admiral Brion, each parly, on,cumins on board, were qntelly disarmed, and placed iu cOnfiae-menl. ' VVhen the whole were embarked, I caused tbeqi to-be; iufurnied that I dislaimed all connexion with trou^:ji . who so far disregarded the rules uf discipline as to demaud their pay at avmomeutwhen they knew it was impossihie to comply with the reijuest, and who threatened to burnaod destroy the houses or plunder the .persons uf their frieinU and allies, as a revenge for sach a refusal. Thi � wert at liberty,' I told tbem, to: go wherever tbey pleas^, that ib�ir arms were safely deposited op shore, and ibat tlie Republic bad ho furifaer oircasiuii for their serviccsl The wbulc &ave . sailed, fuirjamaicaw": - '

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