General Advertiser, December 25, 1745 : Front Page

Publication: General Advertiser December 25, 1745

General Advertiser (Newspaper) - December 25, 1845, London, Middlesex Adveftifef. Numb. 3t^3. WEDNESDAY, t)ECEMBER 25, 1745. > co o Dealt December 23. AIL'D on a Cruize, his Majefty's Sloop HoToet. Arrived his Maje-lly's Ship Saphire, from a eruize ; and remains with Admiral Vernon, Admiral Martin; and the Men of War and Outward-bound, as in my laft. Wind S.W. The Bolton, Dowers, from Le-verpool; and George, Burk, from Newry, are arrived at Philadelphia. The �-, Southern, from Leverpool, at Yarmeuth. L O N I> O N, Extras 0/ a private Letter from the Hagutj dated Dec. 31, N.S, * A Relation has appear'd on the Part of the Pruffians � concerning the Battle fought on the i5tk I^ant near * Drefden. It fays among other Things, that the Prince * of Anhalt-Deffau having advanced toward the Auilrian * and Saxon Army, the latter aHb farmed in Order of � Battle, the Left Wing extending to KeffelfdoriF, and * the Right, in which was General Grune with his Atif-� trians, to Benerich.. As foon as the Prince of Anhalt � faw the pifpofition of the Enemy,'- he caufed the Vil- * lage of Keffclfdorff, in whidi were 24 Cannons, to be * attack'd. >It was defended by all the Grenadiers of the * Army, and Rutowfld*s Regiment of Grcnadier-Gttards; * This Village coft three fucceffive Attacks before it could * be carried, :' The Left of the PrulTian Army had more Uifficulty in � coming op, becaufe of an Elevation that covered the � * Right Wing of the Auftrians, and prevented the Horfe ' from aaing. ThePjufTian Infantry, neverthelefs, gain'd * the Heighth, diflodg'd the Enemy, and got Pofieffion(tf � their Cannon. .TheVidory was then compleat, and * the Pr?nce of Anhalt detach'd General Gefter, with the � Right of the Pruffian Cavalry, to porfue the Fugitives. � In this Battle'the Pruflians loft General Herkberg, ' Colonel d'Affeburgj and about 20 Officers; had 1000 � kill'd, and 2500 wounded. The Saxons left 3000 dead * in the Field of Battle. Above 200 of their Officers, � among whom were foair Generals, vf'ith 5000 Men, were * taken piifoners upon the Spot, and 1100 wounded in the ' Villages. They loft alfo five Colours, three Standard?^ ' one Pair of Kettle-Drums, and forty-eight Pieces of * Cannon of different Bores. ' The SaxonS complain loudly againfl the Auftrians in ' tkis Affair, who, they fay, had the moil advantageous * Pod, and yet m.ide but one faint Refiflancc, retiring as * foon as the PruITians'made themfelves Mailers of the * Erainencies; fo that in this ASion they had very few Men * killed or woth Jed, and fcarce any taken Prifoners.' Letter from Dover, dated Dec. 23. * The York Privateer is got into Margate Road, very ' much fhatter'd, andwhhout Malls. The Captain, Se- * coni Lieutenant, and feveral Men wounded, I cannot ' give yoH the Particulars of the Engagement ; lim hear * Ihe hatt to deal with two or three V effeis, one of them * a Privateer Dogger of Calais, which the York took, and * kiird the Captam the firR Broadfid?__We have Ad- * vice, that  12 Ships are arrived at Dunkirk, four of ' * which fcem to be 50 or 60 Gun Ships.' The Fqlkllone. Man of War, Capt. Dennis, in Comp^i- ny with the Saphire, fell in with 17 Sail of French Veffels ou the 21in the Morning, of which there was one, a ^ Ship of 36 Guns, one of 18 Guns, and two of 20 Guns, W and two Doggers, the reft Tranfports, off Calais j they all Cj rr^ade for the Port-of Dunkirk aga.n, except one of the Men of War, who run afhore on a very dangerous Sand.' ^ The- Gh'armmg Molly, Burk. from Falnioiith for'Ma-deira, is taken, and carried into Galicia. The St, George, Quay, bound from Baibadses to London, is taken by the Scola Privateer, and carried into Ba-ydnne. She was tgkenon {he 2ill ot October, in Soundings. Yeflerday _ being Chriflmas Ev?, Mrs. Thrale Wife of RaTpli Thrale,Efqi an eminent Brewer and Kcprefeatativc i� Parliament for the Borough of Southwark, gave away four 0."' for this Ad^ drefs ; could I vent my Thoughts to you in any otheJ" Way, I would not chufe tn:s ; but the tJackwardnefs of' better Pens, and the Neceflity of the Times, urges the very Stones to Utterance : This is not theSeafori for fine ' Flourilhes^and Rhetoricb,�but for plain Truth and Manhood ; anii I hope my Waiic of Capacity as a Writer, will be attoned by the Warmth and Honefty of my Heart, It is not many Weeks fmce 1 myk\( was looked upon as ^ a Kind of Malecontent among my few Acqoaintznce, and  ufed to harangue, very learnedly as I thought, upon Cor- ^ ruptions in England and Grievances in Ireland 5 for I had ^.2 borrowed fome ufejefs Books from:,,jiio^eiyhhn,ir;nfT ^ 'Squirsi,�jaiwM*-bdieV5-THat a Man, who Jield him-v!3 lelf to be free-born, ought to give a plain Account of  his Faith in Palitids, as well as Relgion, to all who aCced him. I make no doubt but there are many others of the fame Turn of Thought and Spirit, who yet love his M ijefty's Perfon, and would ftand by his Government, as firmly, as thofe who flatter his Power, or ftiare his Favours. It is not any DifafFedlion.to his Majejiy, but our AfTbC-tion to the Confitution, that gives us this wrangling Difpo-fition ; and I think we/hall be thelikelieft of a

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Publication: General Advertiser

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: December 25, 1745

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