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Publication: General Advertiser December 6, 1745

General Advertiser (Newspaper) - December 6, 1845, London, Middlesex JVUMB. 3463. > CO o ' PL.-O 2; iEMAIN in the Downs his Majefty's j ' Ships the. Nb|wich, Admiral Ver-f lion J the Ruby, Saphirc, TrytonJ Sheerne.fs, Weafel Sloop, and they Duke of Bedford. Sailed Yefterday ] after the Poll, the Earl of Sand-' wich, to the Weftward. "Wind N.E.byN. blows hard. The Hopewell, Judd, from Londpn, is arrived at Maryland.   The Neptune, Dennis; and James, Hoar, from London, 1 at Virginia. : LONDON. Extraii of a Letter from Litchfield^ Dei. 2. * His Royal Highnefs the Duke left us this Morning,  and all the OSicers are gone for Stone; his Highnels?  Yefterday Morning went to the Cathedral, and mthe  Afternoon to St. Mary*s Church.-He has gain'd a vaft  Chjratter here, by his great AiFability, and admitting  all to his Prefcnce.-^The third Battalion of Guards ar-' rived here on Sunday Evening, having, marched that  Day from Coventryj and his Royal Highnefs went out ' two Miles to meet them, and conduft them hither ; * the Soldiers (hew'd great Spirits, and were not at all  fatigu'd.. . ; Letter from Stone, Dec. 2. ,-, * We are afraid'the Rebels will run off tlie Derbyfhire * Road, arid not ftand. a Battle., .For one Mr. Slater from . * Manchefter, was taken near Wlialey-Bridge, on the � * DerbyfhireSide, by thel>uke>of Devonfhire's Men, and   a Pafs from Lord George Murray, foundin his Pocket. ; Extras of a Letter from Derby. ' * The People in this Town are in gre^t Confufion, being, � in Apprehenfion of a Vifit. from the Rebels, we are re- ] moving away our beft Effedls to prevent their being tak�n. i Our Mayor received a Letter laft Saturday from General f Wade, advifmg him to provide againft the worii Events,: in Cafe they mSke that Way for Nottinghamfliire.'  > From the London Gazette. Whitehall, Dec. 4. Letters from Lancafhire, Chefhire' and Staftbrdlhire, of the joth paft- brings Accounts, that I about. 200 of the Rebels had that Day comea Pafs three Miles froni Manchefter, leading to Knotsford, and had made -a Sort of Bridge over the River, by filling it  with Trees that they had fdPd, aftd had advanced\to  Alcringhato : That 55 had the fame Day croffed the Ri-; ver at Gatley Ford to Cheadle, two Miles from Stock-; .port, and had returned direfUy after to Manchefter byi -Cheadle Ford : That 10 had crolTed the Ford at Stock-? . port -that Afternoon, ftaid there about Half an Hour, [ gave out that they fhould bring a large Body of Forces to | Stockport that-Night, and that they had enlifted great I � Numbers of Men at Manchefter^ to Avhich Place they returped^ They had 16 Pieces of Cannon at Mancheiler,  g-eat Numbers of cover'd. Waggons, and near 100 Hbrfes laden.  They talked differently about th?^Route:they intended to take's fome giving out they ftiould march forth-  with t� Chefter, and others into Dei;by{hirc The famej Day 200 went at Warrington.; Uvo of whom, who had .croffed the River, were leized by the Liverpool Soldiers, hand-cuffed, andfent tc Chefler.. . , ... Letters of the ift Inftant fay, that fcveral Parties of the , Rebels had croffed the Merfey at different Places upon the 50th at Night, and early in the'"Morning of'the 'ift �^ Inftant, and^ Were marching by different Routes towards C ' Maccksiield. The Horfe anl Artillery^^laffed.rft Cheafle Ford. Tbe Brieves were made of Trees (chiefly Poplars) 4> fell'd for that Purpofe, and Planks laid acrofs i and. all . the Country People that could be found, were compelled to affift them, ia it. .They prefs'd or rather't<)iok away all the Horfes they cquld meet with abo.ut Marieljjefter,; before ^.they croffed.theMerfey, and oblig'dj^veraLGejBjiemen, who hjui -f^t their Horfes ^ of the Way,. t0 fend for ttem bacic. By Break of jPay upQiv the ift, a Party, of .Horfecame.to Altrmgham, b^^^ fpr a Body of Foot, wKich 'arrived ther^ aboiitj Ten, apd. then let out fo;cMa^cre�field with aGuide. ..T^he Party whicli lay at Altcingiiam Were very ipllicitbqs. to know w|)at Numr Jb^r of the/King's Forces" there. \yf. at JCnotrfofd. At Eleven o'clock, about 100 Hwfe'^me into M;ac<;Iesfield, ,3iid ordfa'efl the bellman to prepare Quarters for'j^cioo Men, who came in there about Two oXTiock, witht the .Artillery aji�j^ the Pretender's Son,.who lay thiere that Night. The . v anguard, which confiHed of about 200 JVlenj and which had Orders to be inlieadineft to march at Eleven at Night, was quartpred at Broken Crofs, on the Congleton Sid^ of Macclesfield. All that Evening they were very bufy fcaling their Piecesj,^ firing them, and putting them into Order. They had given out that they ftiould call at Knotsford, and that they did not^ feems to be owing to their having heard, that there were 2000 of the Kmg's Tropps in that Place. In the Middle of the Night 40 of them were at Buckley Hill in Purfuit of two Deferters. By Letters of the 2d there are Advices that the Party which lay at Altringham the Night before, inarched early that Morning towards Macdesfieldj from which Place about 2000 Foot pafs'd by Gawfworth at T6n j that 2000 Horfe a;id Foot came into Congleton between three and Four in the Afternoon, who gave out that the Pretender, with the Remainder of the 1 roops, would be there that Evening. A fmall Party of about 30 were detached to a . Place tailed Aftibnryj two or three Miles on the Newcaftle Side of Congleton. Their Horfes are very fmall, lean and of different Colours. Staffordt Monday Dec. 2, pajl Eleven at Night. By the frelhed Advices from our moft advanced Poft, which is at Nevyrcaftle, a large Party of the Rebels were at Congleton, within nine Miles of that Place; and their whole Army, with all their Artillery and Baggage, was to be there this Night. His' Royal Highnefs the Duke had before ordered the Gavalrf at that Polt to be alert, and the two Battalions of Infantry to retire to Stone, which is fix Miles on this Side of it, in Cafa of the Enemy's Approach. The Duke marched Jiimfelf from hence this Night at about Eleven, with the three Battalions of Guards, to the faine Place, where the Army, confifting of eleven old Battalions of Foot, fix Regiments of Horfe and Dragoons, will be formed Tomorrow Morning. If they are difpofed to fight, there may be an Aftion To-morrow. Derby f Dec. 2. A Party of the Rebels are at Aftibourn, " 15 Miles from hence, and the Remainder at Leek. The former demanded Billets for 3000 Men. An Exprefsis fent to give Notice to the Duke of Cumberland. Whitehall, Dec. 5. Letters from Edinburgh of the 30th paft and ift Inftant mention, that the Rebels at Montrofe had gotPoffeflion of his Majefty's Sloop the Hazard, and imprifoned Capt. Hill and his Crew : That with the Cannon taken put of the faid Sloop, and thofe of a French Ship, they had erefted Batteries at the Mouth cf that Harbour: That there wi^s alfo an Account of the Landing 800 Jrifti and Scotch, with Lord John Drummond, in fix Tranf-)orts, from Dunkirk, at Montrofe, Stonehive and Peter-lead: That the Rebels in and near Perth, by this Reinforcement, were 3000 ftrong; and that having Advice that they intended to force a Pafiage near Stirling, Lieu-tenant-General Handafyd had thereupon ordered a confide-rable Force to march thither in order to oppofe them. That they had likewife an Account, thrt Adiniral Byng, with fome of his Majefty's Ships, was fince arrived,' and cruizing off the faid Harbour. , The Board of Ordnance has, by Special Order, got in readinefs Thirty Field .Pieces, for the intended-Gamp on Einchley Common, which we hear will be Coinmanded ; by his Majefty in Perfon. Laft Tuefciay-an Order was fent for draughting out of the Train of Ar|iU6fy at Woolwich,ijo Matroffes, befides Gunners and 'Bombardiers, to be ready at an Hour's Notice.  . . � / ' Yefterday a Squadron of General Legonier's Horfe, lately 'arrived from Flanders, pafsM thro' the City for the Nor-therivl^ad. - The Roy^il Irifti Regiment of Foot are alfo on their March for the Northern Road. We h^ar that the Scotch and Irifli Troops at Dunkirk, intended to be embarkedfor Gre^t Britain, are all cloath'd -in the �fJnifoiTO;of the BritiftvTroops' that they may not be diftinguifh'd'i ah

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Publication: General Advertiser

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: December 6, 1745

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