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   London Daily Post And General Advertiser (Newspaper) - May 13, 1743, London, Middlesex                                Dtal> Maytx. (ESTERDAY Afterttpon fiatecUhe William, Griffiths tor Ply month-; and Elizabeth, Scawel, for Portf-moHth. Remain the Augafta Man of War; Tryton, Wheldon, for Hamburgh; Lyon, Lyon, for Liverpool, and the Tranf- Sirt.  Came down the Richard, ellin, "ftr Ncwhaven.  Wind E.N.E. Gravefend, May 11. PafsM by Samuel, Warden, from Carolina j Sarah and Rofe, Barchadt? and Charles and Henry, Marr, from Norway. The Friendship, Mackey, from St. Kitts,- is arrived in the River, LONDON. It is confirmed that the Dutch have at laft agreed to far--niflrthe Queen of Hungary with a Body of 20,000 Men, 'upon which fome People conjecture that Germany is near the Eve of a Peace. The Account of the Battle between the Auftrians and Bavarians was owing to a Report which was fpread at TBraffels jaft as the laft Advices came from thence; therefore a Confirmation is much wifh'd for. The Right Hon. the Lords of the Admiralty have given .Notice, that a Convoy will be ready to fail the firit fair Wind after the 24th Inftant, with the Ships bound to Newfoundland. The Review of the Highranders ^s put off till To-morrow, when they are ordered to be under Arms earl/ in the Morning. A few Days fince William Myers, of Mitcham, Efqj was married to Mifs Cranmer, Daughter of -- Cran-tner, Efq; of the fame Place ; a young Lady of fine Accomplishments, with a Fortune of 10,000 1. The Rev. Mr. Hopton Williams is prefented by the Earl of Leicefter to the Re&ory of Penfliurft, within Ro-chefter Diocefe, but a peculiar to the Archbifljop, and thereby Mr. Williams's Livings of Stourmouth and Prefton, by Wingham, become void : The former is in the Gift of the Bifliop of Rochefter, and the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury are Patrons of the latter. On Tuefday laft in the Afternoon a Man undertook to walk from London to Reading and back again in- fix teen Hours, for a confiderable Wager, and perform'd it in about 15 Hours. Yefterday was found drown'd in the River near Stratford, an elderly Woman tolerably well drefs'd j the Body was expos'd for fome Time upon the Banks of the River, but no body knew her. On Wcdnefday laft the Body of a Man well dre&'d was taken out of Chelfea Water-works. He is laid to be a Surgeon, and that, from certain Circumftances, he deftroy'd Himfelf. Yefterday the Report of the Malefactors were made to the Lords of the Regency, when the following Perfons were erder'd for Execution on Wednefday next, viz. Sarah Wilmhurft, for the Murder of her Child. James Cropp, for Robberies co.smiUed on the Highway. Elizabeth Connor, and Anne Ellard, for dealing  Money and Goods in a Dwelling Houfe.   And George Watfon, for a Burglary. John Tighe,  for Forgery, is pardon'd ; and Henry Bully, and John Ayres are to be tranfported for 14 Years. At the New Wells, the Bottom of Lemon-ftreet Goodmans-fields, this prefent Evening, will be performed the Ufual Diveriions; with Rope-Dancing by Madem. L'E-trange, juft arrived from Prague, and Tumbling by Monf. Janno, Mr. Hough, and others; and the Company of Hungarians, Sclavonians, Pandours, and Croats, defign to celebrate this Day, (it being the Queen of Hungary's Birth-Day} with feveral new Performances in the Hungarian Tafte, never perform'd before. The great Choice of Irifli Stufis, of the right and beft Sort, and Variety of new Things, &c. at the Warehoufe the Corner .of the Old-Baily on Ludgate-Hill, occafiohs a great many Ladies, before they leave the Town, to buy there for themfelves and Friends in the Country. At Ruckbblt-Houfe,  near Low-Lay ton in Effex, on -Monday next, May 16, (and (b be continued during the Seafon) will be a Grand Concert of Vocal and- Inftrumen-tal Mufick.  The Vocal Part by Mr. LOWE.-Tickets to be delivered at the Door, for the Breakfafting at 1 s. 6 d. each.  And for the Evening Entertainment, each Perfon after One b'Clock, to pay 6 d. The Mufick in the Morning to begin at Nine and condnue^tiUTwo ; the Evening at Four, and continue the ufual Time ; and during Breaks faft Time, no Perfon to fmoke in the Hall or Gardens.-- Whereas the Pleafcntnefs of the Gardens, Fountains, Canals, Sec. has occafioned diiyere of the Nobility, Gentry, Sec. to refort there on the Sabbath-Day, to walk; Notice is hereby given, that in Order: to keep Perfons out, that may-give Offence  to them, none Will be admitted .but by a Ticket, which, will be, delivered at the Door,' at One Shilling; and that no Advantage may be made, the fame is ordered to bs taken for the Ordinary at Two o'clock, or in any other Reckoning.-The Doors free, with French Horns, every Day itt the Week, except the above-mentioned {and every -Thing as j*afonab!e as at any Houfe whatever } the Price* �fW5ch areftuck up in the Gardens. _ -On TueCday next will be poblifted, by J. Roberts in Warwick-lane, Price vt.. TheSpanimHireltiigileteaed; being a Refutation of feveral Calumnies, and Fauflwods in a fate Pamphlet, entitled, An impartial Account of,the late Expedition againlt Sr.Auguftine, under General Oglethorpe. By George Cadocan, Lieutenant in General Oglethorpe's Regiment. FRIDAY,   Ma* 13,  174$. 'Letter front trttUrica in Georgia, Sept. 24, 174* Dear Sir, ACCORDING to your Reqneft, I ftall give you an Account of the remarkable Occurrences which happened at the Siege of St. Auguftine; they are as follows, I think about the Beginning of May, 1740. General Oglethorpe marched into Florida, wih 400 or more of his Regiment, the Highland Company, the Georgia Troop of Rangers, and a large Body of Indians of different Nations ; fome time after, he was join'd at the River St. John's, by about 400 Men from Carolina, under the Command of Colonel Vanderduifen j foon after the General's Arrival there, he marched with a fraall Body of Men and took St. Diego, with upwards of 50 Men, and feveral Pieces of Cannon in it: As thisPlace was well water'd, and Halfway to St. Auguftine and St. John's River, the General made a Magazine of it, during the Siege. After he had beeh a few Days at St. Diego, he thought proper to march towards St. Auguftine, in order to view the Country, thro* which our Cannon and Provisions muft have palled, had the Place been befieged on the Land Side, as was intended ; hea> cordingly viewed the Country, Town and Caftle, and two Days after returned to St. Diego, from whence he went to' the Banks of the Sea, to confult with the Captains of the Men of War, wbofe Ships lay at Anchor absut two Miles Diftance from the Shore. It was there refolved, that the General, with 200 Men of his Regiment and fome Indians, fhouTdgo onboard the Ships of War, io order to take the Ifland of .Anaftatia, which was accordingly done, leaving the reft of the Regiment with Lieutenant-Colonel Cook, to guard the Artillery and Provifions to Point Quartell. Having taken St. Anaftatia, he landed fome Cannon and made Batteries ; an unlucky Accident happen'd foon after, thro' the Indiscretion of one Colonel Palmer, who broke the General's pofitive Orders in putting the Men into Moofas, after he had demplilhed it, faying, // might one Day or other, be a Moufe-Trapfor bur People. That Accident, I fay, as well as the Spanifh Indians getting into Colonel Vanderduffen's Camp, and killing fome of his People, made the General refolve on paffing St. Auguftine and Diego Rivers, and take to the Main behind the Town and Caftle, with about 300 of his Regiment, Indians and o-thers, as.well to prevent unlucky Accidents for the Time to come, as to block up the Place on the Land-Side ; but on the General's quitting Sr. Anaftatia, it was refolved, that a proper Signal be given, that the Men of War's Boats fhould attack the Gallies which lay in the Harbour, and the General the Town on the Land-Side.   He lay many D^ys waiting for this Signal to attack, but to no Purpofe, for the firft News he heard was, that the Captains of the Men of War were refolved to quit the Coaft,   being a dangerous Time of the Year, and that the Carolina Volunteers had ran away, that Col. Vanderduffen's Regiment,  Officers and Soldiers, were generally uneafy, and that one of his Captains, had actually deferted from the Main-Guard.  Theie Difturbances foon got to the Ears of the Enemy by Means of the Delerters, which occafioned a Sally (of 600 Foot, 70 Horfe, and fonse Indians, with the Governor of St. Auguftine at their Head,) upon the General, who lay with about 200 of his Regiment and fome Indians, then at a Mile's Diftanee, but as he never yet failed in any Enterprize when his own Regiment was his Dependance, he attacked and beat that frefb Body of Men into their Town with great Precipitation.   I cannot help acquainting you with a very extraordinary Offer of Col. Vanderduffen's to the General, which was to con inue on St. Anaftatia, with his fmall handful of Men (difaffecled both, to their Country and Colonel, as appeared by frequent Deferters to the Enemy) provided the General would march round and encamp to the Southward of the Town.  If he had done this, he muft have left the Enemy behind him, which were frefh and unfatigued Men, and ten Times his Number, and no Method of getting Provifions or other Supplies, and his Indians refolved to go Home.  I fay, upon feting thefe Difturbances, and that Colonel Vanderduffen and his People,' would actually be Prifoners, by Reafbn of the Gallies being Mafier of that Ifland, after the Men of War were gone, the General ordered the Forces to be'withdrawn from St. Anaftatia, and Lieutenant Colonel Cook, who is Engineer, had the Charge of the Cannon and other Artillery, with fome Men from each Company, to fee it carried off, which he accordingly did, with the Afliftance of Capt. Townfhend's and other Sailors, which were afterwards paid by the General, fo that Colonel Vanderduffen's Offer to continue the Blockade, muft at beft have been a miftaken Piece Of Service, and that of his Regiments ' carrying off the Cannon, an entire Falfhood.  As foon as the Cannon and all we;e carried off, the General retreated in a Soldier-like Manner with his fmall handful of Men thro* a large Plain, within lefs than Cannon Shot of the Caftle, with Colours flying, and Drums beating, and encamped that Night, within three. Miles of the Town. Next Day, after the Sun was up, he began his March as he had done the Day before, and continued marching very.flow 'till he came to Diego, about 14 Miles from St. Auguftine, where he ftaid three Days to refrefh his People. During the Time of Stay there, the Enemy fent aParty of Difcbvery, one of which Party was taken prifoner, and two killed. Nothing elfe extraordinary happened;'�II we came to St. John's River, where the General applied tol Col. Vanderduffen for 100 Men to enable him to keep Pofleflion of the faid River, and the Forts he had taken from the Enemy, which were fituated upon it, but his Application was to no Effect, for he could not obtain one Man.  Col. Vanderduffen at laft grew fcarce of Provifions by reafon of another Captain of his Regiment deferring with his Company in a Veffel, where the Provjfions belonging to the whole were. This Refufal of Col. Vanderduffen's occafion'd the General's drawing in the Garrifon of St. Fraocifco de la Supo, which lay at the Head of the River St. John's, and commanded the Paflage through which the Indians of, different Nations might pais, either to aflift, or annoy the Enemy, fo (hall leave it to you, or any other js; it more could be"done by Geriefal Oglethorpe onthif Occafion The Governor of St. Aoguftirie, who was beat under hiYow 1 Walls by our GeBetal, as I have before faid, wi h very unequal Numbers, was immediately advanced by his Mailer the King of Spain ; and I make no doubt but our General (when the Story comes to be impartially related) will be thought by our Prince fall as deferving. Since I have been fpeaking of the two Commanders above, it will not be improper to acquaint your that the Governor of St. Auguftine, in his Turn, came.to pay us a Vifit on this Ifland, and entered our Harbour the 5th of July 1742, with 36 Sail of Veffsls, and 4500 Men. We were not above 450 Men, bnfides a few Highlanders, Rangers and Indians, all not exceeuing 150. Our General conducted his Men fo well, that the Governor of St. Au-guftrhe with feveral other Officers of great Rank, belonging to that Army, thought proper to embark and go off with a very confiderable Lofs of Men on their fide, and a very trifling one on ours. You know I have the Honour to bear a Commiffion in the Army not inconfiderable, therefore ought not, nor dare not tell an Untruth. You may pub-lilh the whole of this Letter as abfolute Faft, from Dear Sir, Yours to Command, Alexander Heron: High Water cms Day at London-Bridge at 2 Minutes after 3. bank dtocK 14b 341ns. India Ditto 187 3 4tns. South Sea Stock 1127 8ths. Ditto Old Annuities r 13 3 4ths a 14. Ditto New 114 1 half a 5 8ths a 1 half. Three per Cent. Annuities 101 7 8ths. Ditto 1742, 101 7 8ths. Di:to 1743 99 3 �ths a 1 half. Million Bank 117. Equivalent 111. Royal Aflurance 82. London Affa-rance 11 1 half. Englifh Copper ditto 41. 1 o s.. Welch ditto no Price. African no Price. Seven per Cent. Emperor's Loan 114341!)$.     Five per Cent, ditto 76 1 4th a 1 half. Bank Circulation c 1. Prem. India Bonds 4 1. 12 s. a 13 s. Pr.  Three and a half Salt Tallies 2 1 4th Pr. Three per Cent. Exchequer Orders 5 Pr. Three per Cent, ditto 2 Difc.    Lottery Tickets 28 s. Pr. HAY-MAR  KE T.-T the KINGs THEATRE in the Hay- Market, To-morrow, will be perform'd a New OPERA, A call'd S    I    R    B    A    C    E. With Dances and other Decorations entirely New. Pit and Boxes to be put together, and no Perfons to be admitted without Tickets, which will be deliver'd that Day, at the Office in the Hay-Market, at Half a Guinea each.  Gallery 5 s. By HIS MAJESTY'S Command, No Perfons whatever to be admittei behind the Scenes; The Gallery will be open at Four o'clock, Pit and Boxes at Five. U   R   U   R   Y-L   A   N   E:--- By Command of their Royal Highneffes the Princefles Amelia^ Caroline^ and Louifa. By His Majiftfs Company of Comedians, AT the Theatre- Royal in Drury-Lane, this Day, will be prefented the Tragedy of 'rv- O R, *        A Plot Difcover'd. "The Part of Pierre to be perform'd by Mr. GARRICK j JarBer, by Mr. DELANE; Priuli, Mr. Havardj Renault, Mr. Berry j" Bedamar, Mr. Mills Duke, Mr. Tafwell; Spinofe, Mr. Tnrbutt; Eliot, Mr.Woodburn Officer, Mr. Ray; and the Part of Belvidera by Mrs. Pritchard. With Entertainments -between the Afts, viz. Ac\ I. Singing by Mr. Beard. Aft III. A Tyrolean Dance by Signor Boromeo, Signora Cofianza, t. and others. A& IV. Singing by Mr. Lowe.1 To which will be added a Comic Opera of three A&s, call'd The DRAGON OF WANTLEY. The Part of Moore of Moore-Hall by Mr. SULLIVAN, Margery, Mrs. LAMPE, and Mauxaliada, Mifs YOUNG, Gubbins, Mr. Waltz ; the Dragon, Mr. Mefling. Boxes 5s.        Pit 3s.        Gallery is, To begin exactly at Six o'Clock. To-morrow will be prefented The RELAPSE. For the Benefit �f Monf. FROMONT. Tickets deliver'd out by Mr. MOOR' will be taken. COVEN T-G A R D E N.�--- AT the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden, Tuefday next, will be prefented the Tragedy of OTHELLO, Moor of Venice. The Part of Othello to be perform'd by Mr. QUIN ; Iago, by Mr. Ryan; Cafllo, Mr. Hale $ Roderigo, Mr. Woodward j Brabantto, Mr. Gibfon ; Lodovico, Mr. Refco; Montana,'Mr. Ca-fljoll.  Emilia, Mrs. Woodward; And the Part of Defdemona by Mrs. CIBBER. With ENTERTAINMENTS. __To begin exaftly at Six o* Clock. _       _ Admiralty-Office, May-11, 1743-- 7HE Leave of Abfence given to the Petty Officers and Foremaft Men of bis Majeftys Ship the Shoreham, being expired, it is the DireSion of my Lords Commiffiapers of the Admiralty, that the faid Petty Officers and Foremaft Men, do immediately repair on board the Ferret Sloop at Deptford, where they will he paid the Remainder of the Wages due to them in the Shoreham, 
                            

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