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   General Advertiser (Newspaper) - July 29, 1748, London, Middlesex                                FRIDAY, J tit V 2$,   1748. isjuft now under Sail. Deal, July 2$. AME down the Neptune, Hollowly, for Bofton ; Moftyrt, Jennings, for Gibraltar^ Af-iiftance, Colly, for Port Louis; and two Slips for Bourdeaux; and remain with his Majefty1s Ship .Windfor ; trre Duke of Newcaftfe, Fowler, for Eaft-India ; and the Ships as in my laft. TJie Duke of N ewcaftie Wind S.W. The Dutchefs of Queenfbury, M'Neal, from Antigua and Cork, is arrived at Briftol. The Thomas and Richard, Trapnel, from Riga Leoftoff Road. in Extra El of a Letter from Rome, July $. * Count Woronzow, the Vjce-Chancellor of Ruffia, has opcn'd a kind of Correfpondence betwixt the Roman, and Greek Churches, by the Civiliries he continues to keep up wkh the Papal Court. Every Body has heard how politely he behaved, and was treated in Return, when with his Countefs he vifited this Place in the Grand Tour of Europe they made about two Years ago. He has now fcnt his Holinek a moft valuable Prefent, which will make no inconfiderable Addition to the Treafury of the Vatican. It confifts of a Chert full of fcarce Books, -Greek and Latin : To wnich the Vice-Chancellor has added, all the Works pub lifted by the Academy of Sciences ac Pete: ft urgii. When L'ount Bieicke, who has been honour'd \vi;h tne Title of a Senator of Rome, prefentcd them on Sunday laft to the Pontiff, he was .introduced to an Audience with the ufual Ceremony. The P6pe feems highly delighted wich the Regard fhewn him by a Merrier of a Church that denies his Authority ; But the Learned of all Nations, in their Literary Capacity, are Dut of on: Religion, when blind Zeal does uot imerpoie betwixt Trutn and Rea-fon. * Count Bieicke himfelf hath alfo received feveral Pre-fents from M. de Woronzow, confiding chiefly of fine Funs and Plumage, and in particular a Vetiment marie * of the Feathers of Siberian Geefe, mo it artificially * wrought. The Vice-Chancellor hath likewife lent a " good many curious Things to the PrinceL of Paleftina. * As the Emperor, in Qualky of Grand Duke of Tuf-' cany, is Great Mafter of the Order of St. Stephen, the * Pope has granted the Knights of that Order the Privi- * lege of entering his Preience with their Svtords on; a * Privilege that till this Time has been enjoy'd only by ' the Knights of Malta. * The Commander Solari, who h�d been nominat d * Ambaflador of trie Religion of St. John of Jerufalem to < this Court, being arrived at Bologna, with a Defign to < proceed hither, the Pope caufed Nor'.ce to be given � him, that it was needlefs for him to continue his Jour- * ney, fince his Holinefs was refolved not to receive him '* in that Quality.   This Refolution did not proceed from   have been fold, * to fave the Expence of conducting them after his Excel - * leiicy fo long a Journey. LONDON. According to fome Letters from Warfaw, there is a large Body of the Licendiaries, who. have late committed fo many Enormities in Ruffia ; and upon the fevere Profe-tcution now carrying on againft them there, a good many of them have got into the Polifh Dominions, where they continue the fame infernal Practice, having already fet Fire to feveral Towns and Villages. The laft Letters from Corfica mention, that the Auf trians and Piedmontefe at San Fiorenzo are preparing to leave that Jfland, and return to Italy on board fome Tranfports ; but the Armiftice was not yet publifhed there, tho' the Publication was expected in a very few Days. Count Frederick Harrach, Vice-Chancellor of Bohemia, is arrived at Vienna from Olmut?. in Moravia; which deftroys the Report of that Lord's being gone to execute an important Commiflion at the Court of Berlin. TheDiclatorial Minifter of Ment2 at Ratifbon his been reprefenting to the Minifters of the Dyet the Neceffity of providing, as foon as pofiible, for the Reparation of the Fortifications of Philipfburgh, exhorting them immediately to furriifh a Roman Month for thatPurpofe. The Bifhop of Spire has alfo writ,upon the fame Subject to the Ailem-bly of the States, who have taken the Affair, as the Phrafe is, ad referendaTn. ExtraS of a LetteY frtim St. John''s ht Heivfcirndland, dated May 27. * I have now a very melancholly Story to relate to you'. The 25th Inftant, about Two in the Morning, a dreadful Fire broke out here, occafion'd by the Careleflhefs of one Bickham, leaving a lighted Candle in a Braithed Houfe, oppofite John Butler's, which in three Honrs Time confurrred all the Houfes, Warehoufes, Slakes, Stages, Arc. from Mr. Bidgood's down to Cape. Squar-rey'-s Houfe, not leaving one Handing. All Capt. Ballard's Stores, Mr. Keene's and Mr. Bethune's are con-fumed Capt. Ballard fav'd 9 Puncheons of Rum, and about 20 or 30 Barrels of Provifions, out of about 400 or more, and 8 or 900 Quintals of Fifh, and nothing elfe, except his Books and Papers. Mr. Bethune favet nothing but his Books and Papers, and about RPun-cheons of Rum, out of 50,000 Loofe Bread, jk5o Barrels Flowerj 19 Puncheons Rum, and a -krge Quantity of Tobacco, Sugar, , Molaffes, &c. Mr. Keene iav'd only his Papers, and a few Barrels of Provifions. A great many others fav'd nothing but theCloaths on their Backs. Mr. Bidgood had built himfelf a new Houfe, which was juft compleated, and which is confumed a-mong the reft.   The Lofs fuftained by this Fire L com- puted at 25,000 I. Sterl. ' P.S. Men". Halfworth's, Stork's Stores are all fafe. Miller's,   Newman's and ExtraS of a Letter from Go/port, Jidy 25. ' Yefterday Morning arrived at Spithcad, the Hon. Sir ' Peter Warren, in his Majefty's Ship the Invincible ; and ' the Hon. Sir Edward Hawke, in the Devonfhire ; with ' the Plymouth and Culloden Men of War. ' The Ships under their Command bring an Account, ' that the Auguiu and Defiance Men of War, Part of ' their Squadron, are put into Plymouth ; that the Kent ' and Hampton Court Men of War are failed, to call ' home the Fleet  cruizing off the Weftern-Iflands ; and ' that the Intrepide, and fome other Men of War, are ' put into Lifbon. ' The Greyhound Man of War is arrived at Spit-' head. ' The Culloden and Yarmouth Men of War, remain < at St. Helens, waiting for a fair Wind to fail to the ' Downs. ' At the Affizes held at Abingdon, for the County of ' Berks, which ended laft Wednefday, three Perfons were ' capitally convicted, viz. John Alder, and Thomas ' Parker, for Houfe-breaking ; and John Strong, for ' Sheep-ftealing ; but the two former were repriev'd. ' The fame Morning came on a Trial between Mr. ' Chandler, Attorney at Law, in Clifford's-Inn, and the ' Hundred of Sunning, on the Statute of King Edward ; ' which lafted twelve Hours : The Jury were compofed of ' Gentlemen of Probity and Fortune in the County. The ' Robbery was committed on the 24th of March laft, ' and the Jury being thoroughly fatisfied of the Truth of  the Fact, gave a Verdict of 9601. which he loft in ' Bank Bills, 5 Guineas in Gold, 20 s. in Silver, and al-' lowed 4I. for his Watch, being the Whole of his ' Lofs, which Verdict gave great Satisfaction to the whole ' Court.' ExtraS of a Letter f o:n Whitehaven \in Cumlerl.inJ, dated *J uly f 9. ' Yefterday Morning early, Short was attack'd by two ' Smugglers poorly mounted, near Barry-hill, within fe-' ven Miles 1 f this Place ; bat being well mounted he ' rode off, and they purfaed him and difcharged-a Hlun-' derbufs, which happily mil's'd him ; they continued the ' Turfuit for about four Miles, when Short meeting with ' James Holmes, E4q; and his Servant1, who were going ' to Carlifle, he acquainted them wich what had hap-' pen'd, whereupon Mr. Holmes, feeing the Fellows com. * ing, gave Short one of his Piftols, and his Footman the ' other : The Fellows then thought fit to retreat, and be-' ing clofely puffued they quitted their Horfes, 2nd ' jumpM over a Ditch into the Fields, when Short dif-' charg'd his Piftol at the hindmoft, and kill'd him on the ' Spot ; the other made his Efcape. ' The Body was carry'd to an adjacent Earn   and ar.u Niece moft agree-and a lar^c ' fearching his Pocket?, rhey found a Guinea and i
                            

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