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   General Evening Post (Newspaper) - May 6, 1790, London, Middlesex                                Price Three-Pence Halfpenny. From  THURSDAY,  May 6,  to T5 AT U R D AT, Way S,   1790. FRIDAY,  May 7. Yejierday arrived the Mail from France. Paris, April i. (h'-y^p^^^-S-Or^ UMJfl'tHisij very par-h/^*^/' ~') Cr t^cu"ar is in agitation at \VpJ� I ^ ) &1^K^ Metz, as a courier ex-x-traordinary arrived here � on the 22dwft. with very important difpatches for the Count de ia Tour du Pin. We have not learned the contents of them yet. In the interim, it is faid, that amongft the eight regiments in garrifon at Metz, that of Bourbonnais is the only one which will aflbciate with the National Guard, and which has fworn to live and die with it. They intended, it is faid, to enter into a confederative treaty with the neighbouring National Guards, and the Deputies arrived at the gates of Metz for that purpofe ; but the Marquis de Bouille refufed to '&lmit them with their arms, unlefs they produced an order from the King or the Minifter. Hence arifes the averfion and partial aggreflions between the National Guard and the Regiments. The workmen employed in demolishing the Baftile have at length difcovered the fubterraneous dungeons of that Caftle, called Oubhettes. They have found under the flairs of the fubterraneous Iprifons of the towers two fkeletons, one of which -appears to have been there thefe 06 years, and the other 40, and frefh difcoveries have been fince made. The terrace, which was near the fquare, on the fide of the Fauxbourg called the Ballillon, and on which was a garden for the Governor's ufe, was joined to the BalHle by two fubterraneous galleries, one of which led to a tower, and the other to a fecret door in the Governor's apartments. In thefe galleries were formed a number x>f cells, very fmall, dark, and damp, from which all the prifoners doomed to die were taken either to the tower or to the Governor. The workmen in demolifhiiig thofe cells have found, in the maffes of earth which feparated them, bodies of mortar carefully cemented. On breaking the mortar they difcovered bones; and a wholefkele-ton has alfo been found, which appears to have been in that ftate thefe 30 years at lead. SHIP-NEWS. Deal, May 5. Wind W. Arrived, and failed for the River, the Jane, Reay, from Lifbon; and Pelican, Harrifon, from St. Ube's for Stockholm. Remain in the Downs his Majefty's (hips iSLoyal George and Atfrea, Scout {loop, Cockatrice a�d Barracouta cutters, Worceftcr Eafl-'n-^iaman, and Mermaid, Caitain, for Gibraltar. LONDON. Yefterday thtre was a Drawing-Room at St. }ames's> which was both numerous and bril-tiant. Yefterday his Royal H:ghnefs the Duke of Clarence kiffed hands on being appointed Captain of the Valiant, of 74 guns, fitting for fea at Peptford. Yefterday Lord Vifcount LifFord-, of the kingdom of Ireland, with his lady, were prefentcd to the Queen at the Drawing-room by Lord and Lady Harrowby, it being their firft appearance at this Court. Lord Rodney, though in a very bad ftate of health, vifited the Duke of Clarence yefterday at noon> and at three in the afternoon his Lord-fhip paid his refpects to their Majefties at the Drawing-room at St. James's. Expreffes have been fent off to Gibraltar, the Eaft and Weft-Indies, &c. to acquaint the dif-rerent Governors of bur fortreffes of the difpute which has arifen between this country and Spain, that they maybe on their guard. The following is the number of men of war are to be got ready immediately, viz. two of ico guns, two of 98, one of 80; nine of 74, two of 38, three of 36, four of 32, three of 28, one of 24, and two firefhips. Letters from Berlin fay, that the King has returned his final anfwer to the laft propositions made by the Court of Vienna, which have been totally rejected ; the Pruffian Court having infifted on the reftoration of all the countries and garrifo'ns conquered by the two Imperial Courts during the prefent war. In confequence of the civil fyftem of Government being reftored at Fort St. George, in the Eaft-Indies, the Court of Directors have appointed Colonel Mufgfave Commander in Chief of the Company's forces at that Prefidency. The unpunctuality of people of fafhion in their attendance at convivial entertainments, is one of thofe fafhionable abiifes that wants a rerriedy. The prefent Earl of Abercorn has fet an example jn this, that deferves to be imitated. He lately invited a large party of Ladies and Gentlemen to dinner, and mentioned in his card the hour of five precifely. At that hour one gentleman made his appearance, with whom he immediately fat down to dinner. His other guefts dropped in one by one fome hours after : fome of them had half a dinner, fome a defert, and the moft fafhionable, who came laft, were ferved with coffee.-His Lordfhip made no apologies.--And bis guefts, when they looked at their watches, could hardly complain of .his condutSt Laft night was performed, at Covent-Garden Theatre, a piece in three acts, under the title of The Crusade, a Grand Hijlerical Romance^,. written by Mr. Reynolds, to whom the public are indebted for that very popular comedy, The Dramatift. To detail the ftory of an Opera, would in general be a walk of time; and as* we feldom expect more than a convenient vehicle for Muficj it is hardly an object of Criticifin. The Hiftory of the Crufades, or Holy War, our readers are well acquainted with ; and our author, by placing his fcene of action at Jernfalem, has contrived to introduce many fcenes of intereft, grandeur, and humour.-The dialogue is in general good, and abounds with many palpable hits. TheMufic is admirably felected, and judicioufly adapted to the powers of the feveral performers. The Chorufl'es from Handel were performed by the whole vocal band of the houfe, aided by the Chorus Singers from the Ancient Concert. It is needlefs to add, that they commanded the loudeft applaufe. As a Spectacle we have feldom feen any thing fo ftriking as the Crufade. The fcenery is uncommonly picturefque and grand, and muft have been prepared at ah enormous expence. The Opera was given out for a fecond perfor* mance amidft the loudeft plaudits, and we have no doubt will be a favourite with the public. A compleat fet of docks, both wet and dry, are now erecting on the Effex fide of the river, under the inflection of Mr. Perry, principal lhip-builder to the Eaft-India Company. They are faid to be the finell in the kingdom. The expenditure already exceeds 30,00^1. Captain Hanvil, of the Excife cutter, has lately made a feizure of the Prince of Wales, a Harwich packet, for having on board a quantity of tea and fpirit*. The report concerning the Rev. John Wefiey is not true. That gentleman has not been at Portfinouth or in its neighbourhood this year, and was at Leeds, in Yorkihire, at the time when he is faid to have been nearly drowned in paffing from Cowes to Portfmouth. Saturday a trunk, containing apparel and feveral articles of value, the property of Sir Gillies Payne, was cut from off his carriage in George-ftreet, Hanover-fquare. Saturday evening Mr. Brinmore, of Kent, was Mopped near Blackheath, by three footpads armed, who robbed him of near 3I. Monday evening Mr. Briggs, of Billiter-fquare, was ftopped in Rofe-alley, Bankfide, Southward by three footpads, who robbed him of his watch, &c. Monday night Mr. Carmick, of Oxfbrd-ftreet, hnd his pocket picked of his watch, icals, &c. as he was coming out of Covent Garden Theatre. The fame night Mr. Pokine, of the Borough, had his pocket picked near Charing-crofs of his purfe, containing upwards of two guineas. Tuefday fome thieves ftole out of the houfe of Mr. Crumpton, of Clerkenwell, feveral articles of plate, apparel, &c. Yefterday vvas apprehended by Meffrs. Town-fend and M'Manus, two of the officers belonging to the Public-Office, Bow-ftreet, George Dean, who was advertifed for the burglary at the Arch-bifhop of Canterbury's, fome time fince; he is now taken for a moft daring robbery in the houfe of Mr. Jennour in the county of Glou-celler.-He is ordered to be fent to Gloucefter this day under the care of Mr. Townfend. MARRIED.] Saturday laft, at St. Andrew's, Holborn, Mr. R. Patten, Attorney at Law, of Barnard's Inn, to Mifs N. Beal, of the fame place. -Tuefday laft, at Harwell church, near Brentford, Mr. William Dagley, of Knightfbridge, butcher, to Mifs Spriggs, of Brompton. -On the 18th of October laft, at Fort St. George, in the .Eaft-lndies, James Bagfhaw Butler, Efq; of that Settlement, to Mifs Wells, only daughter of the Rev. Dr. Wells, Chaplain to the Hon. W. Cornwallis, Commander in Chief of the Navy there, Chaplain to Earl Harcourt, and Rector of Leigh, in Worcefterfhire. DIED.] On Wedhefday, at his houfe in Smith-flreet, Weftminfter, Capt, Patrick Mouat, of the Royal Navy, in the 78th year of his age. p   L O R D S. 3E John Bond, Efp; Thomas Beresford, Ef^; Nathaniel Conyers, Efq} William Claxton, Efq; DwiJ Dead, Efq; Mr. John Davis, John Hole, Efq? Mr. Richard Holbrooke, Mr; John H*ll, Mr. Jame* Jenkins Edward Stone, Efq; Mr. Jofeph Woo'.l. A1 RIVER      LEE. NOTICE is hereby given, that a Meeing of the Truftces for the River Lee will be held, by Ai journmenr, ,it the Bull Inn at VV . fe, in the County of Hertford, un Wednefdsy the T^th Day of May inftant, at Eleven in the forenoon. Dated the ift Day Of May* 1790. BEN. ROOKI. 1171] Clerk to the Truftees: ^MIDDLESEX ELECTION. THE FREEHOLDERS of the COUNTY of MIDDLESEX, in the Intereft of WILLIAM MAIN-WARING, Efquire, the prefent worthy Member, are re-  ward the ftatement of the national income and expenditure.   The Right Hon. Gentleman, t6 whom he alluded, had then held out to the coui.-try the expectation of ur interrupted peace; he had painted, in the brighter! colourS of .the moft fplendid eloquence, the advantages of our fituation; when compared with the other nations of Europe | and had afferted, that in no period of our hiftory could we more fanguinely entertain the pleafing hope of permanent tranquillity.   All this, the noble Vifcount faid,  had been confidently a� ferted no  longer than a fortnight ago!  Perhaps it might be political wifdom  not prematurely to reveal (he danger which threatened*, the country ; but, in his poor opinion;, it was j fingular kind   of political refinement, ,(rvpt t� call it by a harfher term), that could'induce the King's Minifters to hold out a profpect of, peace to the nation, at the vexyjSYe .oFa^war; to give us the hope of halcyon days, at the irionien't-when the form was not only gathering,^,ut was* actually formed!  What he had ftated' was'jhe* more extraordinary, as it muft hive happened' fubfequent to the converfation frith. jtKe-Spaniffi! Minifter, when the circumftances were", nearly' the fame as at the prefent moment!.. The noble' Vifcount cenfured the conduct bl'Adminiftration, with regard to their fuffering Spain to keep tip. fuch large armaments in time of peace, under pretence of the Court of Madrid not being a party to the negotiation with the Court .of Ver-failles at the conclusion of the peace." 'Had it! not been for the Revolution of the^French Government at this time, we fhoald, frpm.lfuch 'culpable neglcdt, have felt the whole force "of the Family Compact; of which, however," he truftecf1 we were in no danger at pxefent. The noble Lord added, that no man reflected more thin he ^did ail communications from the Crown; and he adjaitted, that the wild and extravagant pretenfions of Spain could not be jufti-fied in the eye of reafon ; yet, perhaps, we might have obtained the object we defired more eafilf by the dexterity of fecret negotiation, than the threats of compulfion.-Men were often more tenacious when their pride, than when their inte-refts were concerned, and it had been faid, that fuch was the peculiar character of a Spaniard.' In his opinion, fomething ought to have beea facrificed to national ideas, and fome refpect might have been paid to the Pope's Mull, which, gave to Spain the Sovereignty of territories and poffeffions already difcovered, as well as thofe not difcovered.-A right of poffefiion, however, which the Viceroy of Mexico rightly concluded oar Engufhfailors were ignorant of, and ujrxm that ground he had releafed them fronvcapti.�ijsy.-. The nohle Vifcount then adverted to the,im--policy of ceding the Mufquito Shore to Sgatn { in which he perfectly agreed with Lord Ra^don.. He alfo urged the neceffity of a more ample communication to the Houfe of the circumftances which had given rife to the prefent difpute ; but as an infult had been offered, it became-neceffary that reparation ihould be obtained % and he hoped that the vote of that day would conyinc? the world, that, in every cafe where the interefta of the people, and the hdnour and dignity of the Britifh Crown were invaded, that the nation had but one hearty one fetitiment, one voice* Lord Hawkejbury expreffed his fatisfadiion at the unanimity of the Houfe with regard to ths principal fubject under their confideration; but with regard to the motions propofed by the noble Lord, he had coiifiderable Jbubts whether they could, with propriety, be complied with. J!n.th8 firft place, there was, no doubt, trade famed on between Great Britain and the North-Welt Goaff of America; and with regard to the motion for laying the papers before the Houfe on the fubject of the capture of the veffels, and the information received relative to the armaments ..carrying on ia the ports, of Spain, he thought it highly im-� proper while a negotiation jjvas pending..^As. to what the noble Vifcount had rnerrtipned .of af-fu ranees of peace being he^putid another place* whatever might have ^beer^ faid there, was fiirely no ground of argumenV fqr:,,.lkeir Lordfhips. pro* ceechngs. _ i      Lord Stormont faid a few. weirds in explanation. Lord Carlife rofe t,q^ fupport the motions, of Lord Rawdon j. when �he Lord Chancellor reminded the Houfe^ that the|e.cduld be no motion before therri till the original queftiba was dif> pofed df. He then read the motion for the Addrefs> which was carried ntm. dif. A Committee was appointed td prepare it) and the Lords with white ftaves were ordered to prefent the fame. Some converfation then took place on the motions of Lord Rawdon, for a ftatement of the trade and fifhery carried on, and on the production of papers relative to the capture of the veil �tis, wuh the accounts of the armaments in the ports of Spain. On the qu^ition being put oh each, the firft motion was carried with a verbal amendment propofed by Lord Hawkefbury. The motion fcY the production of the accouuts and papers,was negatived without a divifion, ar�4 the Hcufc immediately adjourned.   

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