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   General Advertiser (Newspaper) - January 8, 1746, London, Middlesex                                Num si 3808. r, Ja nuary "7" D^tf/, January 6. ATLED this Morning his Majefty's Ship Glasgow on a Cruize ; and the Swan for ditto; and the Experiment for the River ; For-. tune, Moody, for Ireland.  Remain his'Majefty's Ship the Grey- � hound, Commodore Mitchell;. the Scorpion and Swan Sloops. WindlS.S.E. �T�o}, Jan. 5. gailed the Two Sillers, Durell; and the Wtfkej VWiljs, to wait Convoy at Spithead for Londefa.   . LONDON. An Aci&tcnt of the fnva/ion    Naples by the\ Allies under Count Thaun ; and of that ef Provence '   under the Duke of Savov and Prince Eugene, ajjijltd | b) the Englifh Fleet,   under the Command of Sir! Cloudefly Shovel. JTN the Year 1707 the Queen of Great-Britain, the States I Genera^ and the Duke of Savoy, form'd the Great reject of .invading .Provencex in order to take or deftroy' Toulon and Marfeilles ; which fatal Blow to the Maritime Power of France would have been of infinite Advantage to Great-Britain and Holland, by fecuring and enlarging their Trade ; and to the whole Cenfttleracy, by depriving the Fremh of Mean* to carry on their profitable Commerce to the Weji-lndia, which, alone enabled them toprofecute theWa/. But the. Court of Vienna, upon Views of private Advantage, laid the Defign of reducing the Kingdom ef Na-. flet ; which, as it tended to divide the Confederate Army in Italy, tin great MeaTure clalh'd with the other, and was therefore llrongly opposed, by Great-Britain, and Holland. Their Reprefentation having prov'd ineffectual, the Court pC Vienna infilling, .that the Forces^of {he. Allies were fuf-iicient to carry bothjliofe Eriterpri2es*S? :once ^ Count i^mun, with a final} Body of ImperiafiftSj~|jnar^'4.ir4o the Kingdom of Naples, and, being feconded by the Affections of the People, whom Cardinal Grimani had before prepared to fliake off the French Yoke, made an entire Conqueft of that Country, firft by the Surrender of the Capital City, then of Capua and Pefcara, and, at laft, by ftormiog the important Fortrefsof Gaeta. Thefe were ftill the Fruits of the glorious Victory of Turin, by which France loft the vaft Expences and Labours of Six Campaigns. The other Expedition, -tho' as well concerted, and as little either forefeen or provided againft by the Enemy, yet met nor with equal Succefs. The Duke of Savoy and Prinos Eugtne, by their Marches and Counter-marches, as if they intended to bend their victorious Arms either againft Daupbiny or Savoy, conceal'd their true Defign againft Provence; and then on a fudden, aflembling all their Forces, pafs'd the Col de Tende, and, by the Affiftance of the Confederate Fleet, under the Command of Admiral ^Shovel, feve'd the Intrenchmenti on the far, and went over .that River the uth of July. They inarch'd towards-To* fen with all that Speed, which the Want of Magazinev rhe Heats of that Southern Climate, the Nature of the Ground, and other Difficulties, in an Enemy's Country, would allow: Jiut to their Surprize, upon their Arrival at la Valotte, the a6th, they found the ra�r� had recover'd their firft Miilake, by their unparalleled Diligence and Ac* tivity ; and had not only repair'd the Fortifications of the Place, -bjut pofted 40 Battalions either fa-the Town, or in the; adjacent Hills of difficult Accefi, and defended befides by ftrojig JE*trenchmems. " tjjpon \ View of the Enemy, the Confederate Generals debated^ whether they mould attack them before they received other Reinforcements ? Prince Eugene was for the Affirmative : But aJl the reft judging, that the- Enemy were already toq Qumeroes, and toff ftrongly intrench'd to be affaulted, without infinite. Hazard, it was tboifght more advifeable to d/ive them from fome of their advane'd Pofts, and ered) Batteries there, iq order to, make their Camp, that cov�r'4 the Town, 100 hot/or thji^ Accordingly, the Hill of St. cWfoatf was *ttack'd; and carried the 30th of July: But the. Batteries of the Allies did not anfwer their Expectation, tnd the Enemy retook that Poft the 15th of Augujl, notwithfttadiag the. vigorous. Refiftance of the brave Prince of SaxeGotha, whq was kilM in that hot Engagement. By this Time, the French having received farther Reinforcements of Hode and Foot, the Confederate Generals were oblig'd te content themfdves only with bombarding Toulon ; and in order to do it eire&ually, they attaek'd FW St. Margaret, For^i/, Louis, sad the Great" Tower, that* hinder'd the Fleet's approaching^thd Harbour'.~ Fort Sr. A2^wr furrender'dthe^thof^w^^ The fame Night the Allies began to bombard the Place and the Harbour on the Land-hide; and-FortSt. Lewis having been abandon'd on the 18th, the Bomb-Veflels advane'd as near as poffiblc the z ifl^and bombarded the Town and Shipping-till the next Might, with fo'|pb4 Succefs,1 that a vaft Number of Houfes were cohfumed; feveral Magazines, blown up.; an4. eight Men, of War burnt, or made unfit for Service, The Duke of Savoy  havingtben caus'd alf the Sickrand Wounded -to' be fliipp'd oft left the Camp at' la�dletter the.Night betweeit jhe an'd Z2d, and retreated in very['eoda Order, by"' the 'fame". Way^he came, without Being hu^ed by the Enemy j and being return'd into Piedmont, concluded tht Campaign-on that Side, with the Recovery bf his important P�ce of 'Suzd^; which the French had left unprovided ; wherehy he fhut up that Inlet into his Dominions to the Frptch^ and ppen'd himfelf a free Entrance, either into Daupbiny cr Savvy; Thai ended-the Expedition into Prviiinc't; 'which Tirade* a greater Terror throughout all France, than haa'blen then known, during the. whole langrReigR of Ltnuh XIV; and which had not fail'd of Succefs*4 had the Duke of Savoy beenab^o reach Toulon before the;Ffrncb~Rehi-\ Yefterday being the Day appointed for holding-a Solemn Faft, purfuant tohis Majeily^sRoyall^daj�iaart. His Majelty, jheir RoyaJ Highteffes the�R&ifcand -keepers iaLong-Ditch, WeibninhW, 4inder falfe Pretences. - forcemeno arrived there j or had his Royal Highnefs had . a fufficient Number of Forces to attack"the French Army, immediately upon his Arrival.   However, befides the great Damage-the French faftain'd in their Shipping ; the Burning of near oBe Half of the Houfes in Toultn, and the Devastations committed in Provence;, this Enter-prize brought this farther Advantage to fhe Allies, that it gave a great'Diverfion to their Enemy's Forces ; whereby their fyxmy in Germany was Weakened j the D*ke of OrleanSs Progrefs afte^ the Battle of Almanza, retarded ih Spain; the Succouring of Naples prevented ; ?and the Coh^uefts of the Allies in Italy lecured.   Wherefore the Confederates would haye had no Reafon to think their-Expences in that Expedition ill beftow'd, if Admiral Shovel, who had a principal Shape in it, and acquitted himfelf fo glorioufly'of hisTruft, -had not periflied in his Return fiom thence, with three of his beft. Ships: Which fatalr Accident determined the greater Lofs to have been on the" Side of Great Britain. Ext rail of a Letter from a Pajenger on board the Benjamin and Betty, Capt+ Fleming, bound from Lancajler to the rVeft Indies, dated Dec], 1746. ' We were uken^the 7th of Nbvrtnber, Lat. 48. 40. � Long. 25.00. by thejudea Privateer of Bayorme, of 26 * GuBrand 280 Men, who took out the Mafter and all the  Crew, .except two Boys, the-Mate and myTelf.  On the ' 15th following we were re-taken by his Klajefty's Shfp-� the Monmouth, Capt. Harrifon, who put a Mafter and ' three Men on board, aadordetM us to proceed to Ply-' mouth, but the 2 zd about 20 Leagues to tie WeftWard ' of the Lizard, we had the Misfortune to be. taken agajn: ' by,a French Privateer, called the Mary Magdalen of 22 ' Guns and 250 Men. { Extract of a Letter from Plymouth, Jan. 4.  Yefterday paftfd by this Harbour his Majefty's Ships; < the-Captain, Dragon, and Sunderland, with about 30 ' Sail�f Merchantmen, under Convoy for the Weft-Indies. ' The fame Day fail'd his Majefty's Ship the Rye, who � join'd the above Ships. < Orders arefent to bis Majefty's Yards to fit to Sea, with m all pdffibk Expedition, fuch Men of War as are now on the j Statfks, or are repairing. We are affured that their High Mightineffes the States General, have given Orders to have 15 Men of War fitted for the Sea and to be at Spithead, by the latter End �f March. -  Some private Letters mention, that the French Fleet lately return'd-from their unfuccefsful Expedition againft CapeBreton, *re order'd to be fitted out again early in the *J Spring ; and .the. Troops, order'd to hold thcmfelves ready to embark. Wo haar that a Number of Ships will foon be' taken into his Majefty** Servite for Tranfporting the Troops to Flanders. We;hear that the Lord Erflcine, Son. of the late Earl of Mair, Md.Nephew to the Hon. James Erflcine, Efq; Member of Parliament for the Baxghs of Glaigow, Renfrew, &c. will ftand Candidate-for, the Shire efr Stirling, in the room of the Right Hon. the Lord George Graham, j| deceas'd. Ori Tuefday laft, tie Right Hon. the Earl bf Glencairn, arrived in Town from his o'eat at Scotland, at his Lodgings in Suffolk-Street. Gloucefier, Jan. 3. On the 2$IFpaft\ .diecfat his Seat at Grey's, in th&County, Thonias Smart, Efq; he was a faeetious-good-ria?ur'd^ Man^,gmUy lamented' by all who had the Pleafhre-of his Acquaihtance. Ncwcafile, Jan. 3. �2ft Satuai&y was ilav'd to Pieces on Blyth Rocks, the^Ship of Peter Watfon of Sunderland, himfelf Mafter, who with all the Crew were happily fay'd, by .Boats putting off from'Bly.th to their Affiftance. SCOTLAND: Edinburgh, Jan. 1. Laft Tnefday^Lfty Waggons fciden with the Arms "w.^ich were diftributedamongft.the. Argyle-Ihire ;and other Militia of the Weftern Counties, arrived here, and were depofited in the Cairle. The Lord Provoff is not expected in Towrn before the End of this, or Beginning of next Week, when 'tis ^lt^ight the MagiftrateswiS take their Places. J We hear from Galloway, that upon Monday laft died at nis Country Seatj ;SirGeorge MaxWell, of ^rchard-toun, Bart, univerfally beloved by all who had the Hb-flQur of his Acquaintance, and mticn"regretted by his Family and Relations, who look upon their Lois as irreparable.,., IH E Members of the Society Correfionding mtit the Incorporated Stcipj in Dublin, for promoting a,ri Protefant Workingt'Sjg^in Ireland, are defired togi've their Company at $^8eral Quarterly. Meeting, . which will befeld at St. Martin's-Library near the Mews, oh Wednefday next, the914th of January, at Ten in the Forenoon. The Chairman is to take the Chair at Eleven o'Clock predfejy.s Note, Benefa�Uons to the ufeful andvaloable Purpofes of this Society, may be paid to Mfi- Andrew Drtlrhmond, Banker, at Charing-Crofs, Trcafurer to the Correfponding Society;" to Me^T.Hoare and Arnold, Bankers, in Fleet-ftreet; MeSs. Neftt't^and Comp. in Coreman-ftreet; Mr. Wiih'am Wogah in Spring-Garden; Mn Waldo in Wat-ling-ftreet; or to Mr. Lawrence Cole, their Secretary, at Meif; Fletcher and Cole's Afl^rance-Office in Birchin-Lane-who ar& authorized to take Snbfcriptiofls, and to receive occafional Donations or Annual Payments. All �Benefaclaons are reported at the hex�^3enetal Meeting of the Society, proper Acknowle'dgernents are made, and an exa&jRegifter kept, to which any "Perfon may-apply, that has already contributed, or fhatt be willing to do fo.' ' And for the Satisfaftion of the Publick, andjhe Encoa-ragement of well-difpofed Perfohs to promote fo good a Wbrk, .P;inte
                            

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