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   General Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 21, 1845, London, Middlesex                                Numb. 3533* f R I D AY,   February 21,   1745*6. 'it-'ii -it ,-1 ir- �Seal, February 19. RRIVEDa Dutch Ship fromLifbon; the Harrington, Hiinter, from Virginia ; Mary, RamieyT�rom Caro--Jina; and Charles and Sufannah, Pincher, from Pool Remain the [Piincefj Louifa,: Ruby, Defiance, with the. Outward-bound, and the LCoafterj. -Wind Weft. Gra-ve/end, Pafsft by the CaroJ&a, Wefler, from Philadelphia ; and'^ary, Ramfey, froin wolina. The Molly, White, from Newfoundland, is arrived at Leghorn. ' '  > The Zant, W�dus, from Waterford, at ditto. The Dolphin/ Franklin, from Carolina, atLifhon. The Mancbeftw, from Leverpool, in the River. To the Author of-theGrNErAX-AimtitTisER. I i sS I R, :     1 /    * /a fPAIRSJbeJwijrt Great-Britain api. France are come [l*/^ to aCrifis; thefingle Point now is, whether we mult fubmit tofcnringlorious Peace, lofeour Foreign Trade, give up our valuable ^cquifitions of Cafe-Breton, Gibral-teran&Pott-mahan, and, in alittfe Tiri^ after our Colo-sies in America (there being no Dependence on French Faith) 1 of carryjon a Defenfive, or an Offenfive War > In either of the former Cafes, we muft lofe our .Allies on the Continent, andan.future Wars have the, whole Weight of the rapacious Houfe of Bourbon to contend with; let us then a& like Englijhmen^ and makeene glorious Effort for the Prefervation-of our iuvaluable Conftitutionand Liberties under his Majefty'.s anguft Houfe, by granting an Extraordinary Supply, fuifiqent to gain a Superiority on the Rhine, and in the Low-Countriesagainft.France; byin-treafing our Subfidiesi to ihcH.of our Allies as can bring a I great NumberpfTrbopffmto the Field} and by hiring inore Foreign Troops to join thofealready id our Pay j in order to make one bold�pnlh fbrotii: Libmy,:and confequenUy far the Liberties of all E'uropt; fori' if we fell,- tbey muft alfofubmit to theBwrboji Yoke, By thus exerting tiur united Force, we may either reduce France,totheir anqient Limits, or to fuch^reafonable Bounds, as, upon a Peace, may make useafy forthe future, without depending upon Trench Faith. , At this Crifis, after our late Treatment from France, I am confident the Bloocf muft' boil "in .every brave Briton's Breaft, andatig^ihem brr t� an unanimous Confenr, rather to give half their We|lth at once, to gain fo great an End, by which we may convey down ou^happy Conftitu-tion to our Potter jty,: fo glorioufly purchased by the Blood and Trearore of Our brave Ariceftors; than by penurioufly giving (tinted Supplies,' be obliged \b make an inglorious, precarious Peace* which muft end in the Lofs of our Trade and Liberty, and entail upon us the Curfe of our Poftcrity, for giving up our Religion and Liberties, the greateft Bleflings-of Life ;- -for Popery, Slavery and Arbitrary Power.  Shocking Thought! It is how near a Century fince the Houfe of BoutHon laid down a Plan for fixing an Univerfal Monarchy in their Houfe; but of late it is grown fo glaring and manifefttoali Europe, that no Britoh^smmiftaketheir pernicious Views, who values his Liberty and Religion. �*' . To fhew this* I need gb no farther back than the Death of the late Emperor Charles VI. TheAHiahces-the Frenchthen formed to divide the Dominions,.of the Houfe of Auftria, and the avowed andopen Attack'of theit German Dominions upon it, contrary tq the Faith of the moll folemn Treaties, which when united, they know, by "their Alliance, with the Maritime Powers, cpuldonly.withftand their ambitious Scheme* upon the Continent l this is fo glaring an Inftance-of French Perfidy*, and of their ftx'd and determin'd Plan.to take allOpportunities,however Infamous, tojuin their Neighbours one after another, in . order to aggrandize," and inlarge their Monarchy j that no .confiderate Perfon in Britain can deny it. It was that faithlefs tyrannSck Houfe, that carried the Fuel which Kindled the Flame in Germany ; with a view to devour that Empire, by fetting them to Maflacre one another, whilft they kept their own Troops out of the Fray. Yet kind Providence then interposed, and they loft more Men by Sicknefs,Fatigue,ai�l Defertion, than tne Germans �d in Battle. . The clofe Alliance form'd betwixt France and Spain, artfully on the part of France, to inlarge their Trade to Afw-Spai/t, in prejudice of oars, contrary to the Faith of rV^esj ^eit fpir'iting up the Spaniards by the Guarda t-oftas to ruin our Wefi-hdia Trade, in confideratien of (; their fixing another younger Son of the Spanijb Houfe of \ Bourbon in Italy, and. the .open and avqwa Affiftance they; gave Spain,when we were forced in Defence of our Trade : to make Reprifals, are too notorious Inttances tobe deny'd. They alfo fpirited up die Spaniards to declare War againft us, to anfwer their purpofes, and prevented.their doing Juftice for the Capture of our Ships ^.,#tey :join'd their Fleet to that of Spain, and protected thj^n from ours, tho' at Peace with us, witnefs their conducing them from Cadiz into the Straits pail our Fleet under Admiral Had-dock   and afterwards fending a Fleet to. the Weji-Indies, to prevent (if they could) our doing ourfelves Juftice j with Orders to defend the Spaniards, and if they found an Opportunity to attack; our Fleet to Advantage, to maka Uleof their Power; not content with this, theykrepair'd and protected the Spanijb Fleet in Toulon, and join'd them with their whole Naval Force there, conducted the Spaniards from thence, and with them- fought our Fleet without any War declar*d againft ns; and at" die fame Time prepar'd to invade us, and f:nt a Squadron to protect their Tranfoorts without any Declaration of War ; for no other Reafon, but that his Majefty maintain'd the Britijh Faith, made by folemn Treaties, in favour of our Allies the Houfe of Jujiria, moll bafely attack'd by ithem, and that his Itaajefty, ever watchful in guarding againft their mif-chievous Schemes, had endeavour'd with-an uncommon Spirit to prevent the ruin of Germany, and their gaining an unlimited Power over the Liberties of Europe: Nor ; were they content with ruining Germany alone, but join'd all; the forces-they could fpare to thoier ofSpain, toalft i that other Branch of Bourbon to reduce all Italy, as an : Addition to their Rapacious Houfe., Vest this could not fatisfy the Grand Monarque, he waS^piqu'd at his Majefty for fuppbrtihg the Honour aa  us of our Religion and Liberties (fo well fecur'd to us by his Majefty and his Illuftribus ^Qufe) by endeavouring to impofe on us an abjur'dPopiib Pretender, bred up in the tyrannical,Principles of the Courts of Rome and France, a Hellifh Change to Engti/hm?"* from a free ih~-dependant State, to be Slaves to a Popifh Tributary Tyrant, fince this is our preCent Situation, and Profpeft, (hoaidFrench Power and Schemes prevail. Let usnotfuffer ' ourfelves to be fored into a temporary precarious Peace; which muft reflect Dishonour on the Nation : But let us exert our natural Strength, and thereby encourage, our Allies to follow our Example; fuch Conduft would foon humble the Pride of our Enemies, and bring them to our �i t, Terms; whereas, on the contrary, by ihbmitting, ^*4*'|^ ------------/ J      -J     ----�"�,� lhoald be depriv'd of our Allies, and left alone to combat with the United Force of France and Spain. At prefent we have no Reafon to difpond, for tho' France feem'd to be formidable, and to have a Superiority of Numbers, occafion'd by the intefti|ie Wet in Germany, and the Rebellion lately raifedamong&uVj Affairs now carry a better pace, the Unnatural: Wat in Germany is at \ an End, by'"his Majefty's Mediatidn, by which the King of Prujpa becomes Neuter at leaftj and as the Germanic*� Body has got a Head and Center of Union, aHb by his Majefty's Interpofitiori, we may foon hope for a Superiority in our Favour againft the common Enemy, of Europe. By exerting the true Britijh Spirit,, we have got the; better of the Rebellion at home, which we have Reafon to .hope will foon be extmguiih'd for ever 4 thi? being thef laft puftj of the French io reducfc us to Popery and Slavery. Such infernal Schemes muft raife a juft Refentment in all tint, Britons againft that perfidious Nation, and roufe us in an extraordinary manner to bring do\vn the haughty Houfe of Bourbon; otherwife we can have no fafety. Weought not to be in theleaft.aiffidfj\|of Succefs, if we ftand by our Allies, and grant his Majefty a Supply fuf-ficient to enable him to hire Foreign Troops, and�gtve fuch Subfidies as may procure us a certain Superiorityof Forces in the Field, io as to put us in a CapacityJto eh&r Alface and horrains by the Rhine, MofeUe and Mae/e, and take Winter-Quarters in France; withofit we grant fufficient Aids we had better give nothing, but fubmit to the greateft Misfortunes that -Mankind are liable to, Popery and Slavery.-A few Millions given extraordinary, in one Year to gain that Superiority, by bringing the Jynpire and the Dutch heartily into the War, to recover the*. Barriers, will do more than tripple the Sum fpun out; and I will venture to fay, wafted in a Defenfive War, which muft end in oar Ruin : For, a lingring War to a Trading Nation, is like a lingring Sicknefs to a healthy Conftitution, reducesjt very low it laft, and may oblige us to make a ihamefol and precarious Peace, to the Diftxonour of our Nation, the" Xofs of Trade, and perhaps our moil valuable Colonies. The Acquifition of Cape-Bieton is worth many Millions to us, as it fecures all our American Fisheries, and our ., North America Trade, and at the fame Time deprives our Enemy and Rivals in Trade, of the only Port they have in thofe Seas,-Whilft we paffefs this vahaable Cenqueft, .the great French Fifhery is deftroyed, and confequently their Nuriery for Seamen, to the Increafe of ours t this is certainly the Cafe. Shall we fubmit inglorioufly to reftofe a Jewel.of fuch ineftimable Price ? No furely ; when we ; �onfider farther, that our keeping of it muft weaken the trench Sugar Colonies, by depriving them of Provifions} and they Can have no Communication with Canada in Time of War, but at great Expence, and with the ut-moft Danger to their Ships ; confequently Canada muft, in a little Time, fall into our Hands, which will fecure to us the Furr-Trade of all North America, as well as all the Inland Trade of that vaft Continent, without a Rival; and the Indians, who are now made our Enemies by the French, will then become our Friends. Is not the retaining of this, with the Conqueft of Canada coflfequential to ir, worth many Millions to us? Every Man of common Capa- . city muft think fo; as it will oreia rev and immenfe Trade for our Woollen, and other Manufactures.  But if .. we linger out a Defenfive War, and afterwards fubmit to . an inglorious Peace, we may not onlylofe Cape Breton,but alfo give up Gibi altar'and, Portmacon, and with them our > Trade to tne Streightt and he zant; and of courfe our Wcft~ India Trade will fufter by French and Spanijb Guarda^ Coftas, and our Weaknefs by that Time may render us incapable of fupporting Portugal, which would be fw-llowM up by Spain, with it*s Brazil; fo the Trade of the whole Globe would center in France and Spain. A difmal Prb-i- fpeel:, fhould we fiint the Supplies! God grant it may not be our Accufatipn !- If you think proper to publiln this Letter, 1 may trouble you~ with one or two more on the fame Subject.  Your Correfpondent is London, Fti, i    1745. A Merchant. Yefterday arrived the Mpi|jrrom. JfeBsai>;^xn-Bologna, Feb. 8. We learn from Turin, that there has been a fmart Skirmifh in the Neighbourhood of Ventine-glia, between a Party of Piedmontefe and another of French, in which about izo were killed and wounded; that Baron Leutrum had for two Days battered the Caftle of Biangero, the French Garrifon of which furrendered at Difcretion; that the City of Alba is fecured by tajking this Caftle; that the fame General had furprized three Officers r      . -------    ------   --4 �<*vruv*t7y   anu about 60 Soldiers, befides feveral that were killed,- that the reft of the Garrifon efcaped under Favour of the Night,-but that the Piedmonteze porfued them, and had taken' on this Occafion two Pieces of Cannon Mantua, Feb. 9. It is now laid that the Troops of the three Crowns have refolved to befiege the Caftle of Milan, and that they will open the Trenches on the 2 2d Inftant; but the moft intelligent Perfons write from Milan, that the Spaniards and Neapolitans are not in a Condition to begin the Siege fo foon. In the mean time, 800 Recruits are arrived here in three Divifions, and 500 Men of the Regiment of Horfe, the reft of which is expected Tomorrow, are come in from Trent. Another Regiment will arrive on Friday and Saturday, together with a Regiment of Foot. 1 he other 8 Regiments, detached from the Neckar, will enter the Tyroh&e fucceffively next Week, and as fooh as they are arrived, we ihall acl With Vigour. l� is certain, that the Prince of Lichtenllein prefer ves his Poft ftill upon the Teffino, from whence he has a Communication with the King of Sardinia's Army. Franelfort, Feb. 20. The 8 Regiments of Foot, 4 of Horfe, and 2 of Imperial Huflars, that were marching from Bohemia towards the Rhine, have Orders to repair to the Auftrian Low-Countries. Antwerp. Feb. zz Laft Night we received an Account, which has been confirmed by three Couriers arrived this Evening, that the French on the 19th made a general Af-fault on the City of Bruffels j rbat the Affair lafted above two Hours; .but that they were repulfed, wi* the Lofs of fome thoufand Men, purfued into the Heart of their Camp, and a great Part of their Cannon nail'dup. The following Night the Garrifon made two Sallies with fo much Succefs that above 800 of the Enemy were kiti'd, a great Number wounded, and feveral made Prifoners. Tho.' they had made an Opening-it\ the Paliladoes they ADV ERTISEM EN TS are taken in for this Paper, at Lloyd's Coffee-House, in Lombard-Street,   

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