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London Daily Post And General Advertiser (Newspaper) - August 20, 1743, London, Middlesex The London Daily Poft, and General Advertifer. NvR4B.27f4. SATURDAY. August 20, 1743. Deal, Augufi 18. AILED Yefterday in the Afternoon the Pretty Patfey, Brother-ton, for St. Chriftophers. Arrived the Betty, Duncomb, from Holland, for Africa j and Jofcph, Tovey, for Milford; and re-main with the Shrewfbcry Man of War. WindN.E. The Lufitania, Grofvenor, from Barbadoes, is arrived at Plymouth. TheArgyle, Cotton,-from Carolina, at ditto. The Cromwell, Nicholfon, from New-England, at Maltoo. L O N D O N. Yefterday arrived the Mail from Holland. They write from Stockholm, that the Captains Graman jud Tbefnaeden, who were fent with two Sloops in Purfuit of General Count Lewenhaupt, overtook him the 14th Ioflant in the Morning, which was four Days after he had broke out of Prifon, at Langholmen, within two Leagues of Stockholm, on board of a Yatch fleering for Dantzick ; was immediately brought up to Town, and the next Pay executed in the fame Manner as Lieutenant General ^odenbroeck : The Domefticks that helped him to make lis Efcape, and all the Yatch's Crew are committed to Prifon, and a particular Commiffion is to be appointed to try them. Letter from Cbatnberry, dated Augufi 1z, N.S. ' A few Days ago the Iafant Don Philip received a Courier from Madrid, with pofitive Orders from his Catho-lick Majefty to penetrate into Piedmont as foon as poffible; his Royal Highnefs has accordingly ordered fome Troops to advance towards the Mountains, and by fome other 1 Preparations we take for granted that the whole Army will fpeedily begin their March, and be foon reinforced by a Body of French Troops, which we hear are already arrived at Fort Barreaux. ' On the other Side the King of Sardinia has polled Detachments of regular Troops at all the Avenues whereby 1 the Spaniards may penetrate into Piedmont, which regu-' lar Forces together with the Vaudois form a Chain, and 1 are fo difpofed of, that they, can fuccour each other : Befides this, his Majefty has caufed Intrenchments to be 1 thrown up in the Gorges of the Mountains; his Fron- tier-Towns are well provided with NecelTaries for Hand-1 ing a Siege, and he has an Army of between 25 and � 30,000 Men to make Head with againft the Spaniards. ' The Infant Don Philip went the 8th Inftant to Mont- melian, and revved the Troops that encamp near that .' Place, which amount to 22 Batallions, fix Regiments of �* tiorfe," and two of Drugvuns." Bcfidcsilrcfcr, there -is-a Body of between 7 and 8000 Spaniards in the Valley of :< Morienne, and fix Batallions with two Regiments of Ca-' valry in theTarantaiae, befides feveral Detachments that ' range about the Country. ' All the Inhabitants of Savoy have received Orders to threfh their Corn out of Hand, with a ftrift Injun&ion not to ufeanyof it themfelves, nor give it to their Cattle. Letters From the County of Nice fay, that Vice Admiral Matthews lies off Villafranca with 12 Men of War. The Princefs, of whom the Queen of Hungary has been lately delivered, is chrtitened by the Name of Mary-Elizabeth- Jofephina-Joanna-Antoinetta. Advices from the Camp before Ingolftadt fay, that fome Hundreds of Croats lately advanced in the Night up to the .Glacis df the Covert Way, with a Defign to fet fire to the Pallifadoes; but being perceived by the French, who made afmart Fire on them, they were obliged to retreat with Lofs. As to the reft, they fay, that Things are flill in the fame Situation with Refpecl to the Siege of that Place; fome think it will not be undertaken, but that a Capitulation will be made both for Ingolftadt and Egra, becaufe General Berenclau has received Prince Charles's Anfwer to the Proppfals.of the Commandant of Ingolftadt, and that in Confequence of it two French -Officers have paffed through Ratifboninthnr Way to Egra 7 However, they are ftiU fending.all Sorts of Provifions aid. Warlike Stores to Baron Berenclau's. Camp. . We hear from Schaffhaufen, that the Deputies of the Helvetick Body are actually afiembled there in order to provide for their Security in the prefent Conjuncture, and that they have propofed to demand a Declaration of Neutrality for the Cantons from the Powers at War. Advices from Fribotirg contfadict the Report of Prince Charles of Lorrain's having kid two Bridges'oyer the; Rhine, andfinifhed them ; but they add,! that his Serene Highnefs has aflually got together all the Materials neceflary for making thofe Bridges, and that they expecT: to hear every Day of his Army's attempting the Pafiage of the River. The Huffars and Pandoures pafs it now and then, and have impafed Contributions in Alface to the Amount of a Million of Florins, of which Colonel Trenck has already received 227.000 in Part of Payment. From Coblenrz we hear, that a great Qgantity of Corn and other Provifions is going to Triers, and fome Places in that Neighbourhood for the Army of the Allies, from whence they conjecture, that this Army will foon turn towards the Mofelle. Advices from Luxembourg confirm, that a fine Train of Artillery is getting ready there; and add, that the French Army on the Mofelle will be reinforced by a great Number of Troops actually on the March thither from Flanders. Cardinal Schonborn, Bifhop of Spire and Conftance, and Brother to the Elector of Triers, died at Bruchfal the 20th Inftant, N.S. in the 66th Year of his Age. Extrali of a Letter from Francfert, Aug. 22, N.S. ' The whole Confederate Army is now on the other Side of the Rhine, the Heffian Troops, which formed the Rear Guard, having paffed that River yefterday. They all encamp between Mentz and Oppenheim; the King of Great-Britain's Head-Quarters are at the Chartrtufe, or Convent of Carthufians, the Duke of Cumberland's are at Weifenau, and the Earl of Stair's at Laubenheim. It is pretended that the Army will flay there, until they are fure that Prince Charles of Lorrain had paffed the Rhine. ' Major General Mentzel, who lately paffed the Rhine, has continued his March towards the Sarre, in order to try if he can get into Lorrain ; nay, he even propofes to penetrate into Champaign ,* at leaft he told the Earl of Stair as much a few Days before he began his March ; for being then at the Earl's Table, where there was fome excellent Champaign, he faid that he hoped in a very little Time to drink it where it grew. ' The Return of a Courier difpatched to the Lord Hynd-ford at Berlin, is impatiently waited for at the Head-Quarters of his Britannick Majefly, he being charged with very important Propofals relating to the Affairs of the Empire. ' The Conferences begun here between Count Konigs-feldt, Vice Chancellor of the Empire, Baron Haflang, the Emperor's Minifter Plenipotentiary, and Baron Waf-ner, the Hungarian Minifter Plenipotentiary, are quite broke off, his Imperial Majefty having declared, that it is impoffible for him to accept the Conditions propofed in thofe Conferences. * The Count de Lautrec, Embaffcdor from the French Court, received a few Days ago two Couriers from Paris, on the Subject ,of whofe Difpaches he has had feveral Conferences with the Emperor's Minifters. Baron Haflang has declared to the King of Great-Britain, that bis Imperial Majefty would cbufe to let Matters be driven to the laji Extremityt in regard to his oivn Concerns, ratber than take any Step that might oblige tbe Empire to takt Part in this War. ' Lieutenant-General Ligoniere, who commands the Body of Hanoverian Troops in the Army of the Allies, has read with a great deal of Surprize what has been lately inferted in fome Publick Papers, as if he had been fent to the French Court, in order to execute a Commiffion, which was faid to relate to Dunkirk. Now, it is certain, that this General has not-'ftirred from the Army fince the Time he arrived in it; and as for the Port of Dunkirk, snd what new Works may have been made there, it is a Point which his Britannick Majefty will inquire into when he returns to England, &c. Letters from Paris bring a Confirmation, that a new Regulation has paffed in the Council of State relating to thei Privateers, which is fo much to their Advantage, that the Province of Bretagne alone engages to fit out upwards of 500 Ships, in Cafe of a War with England. Yefterday four Meffengers arrived at the Secretary's Office ; but the Contents of their Difpatches are not made publick. Yefterday their Royal Highneffes the Princeffes Caroline and Louifa went to Epfom, and return'd to St. James's in the Evening. Laft Tuefday the Lady Barbara Afton, Sifter to the Righr Hon. the Earl of Shrewsbury, and Wife to James Afton, Efq; Son of Lord Afton of Stanton Lordlhip in Hereford-fbire, was brought to-bed of a Daughter. Laft Night about 8 o'Clock two Perfons well drefs'd were obferv'd committing Sodomitical Practices, on the Grafs at the Side of the Canal in St. James's Park ; the Man who had obferved their Behayiour for fome Time, having, as he thought, fufficient Proof of their being Sodomites, calJ'd out to the Centinels to feize them, on which one ran thro' the Water at the lower End of the Canal, and made his Efcape towards Storey's Pafiage, but the other was feized ; however as be prov'd himfelf to be a Houfe-keeper, and there being only the bare Word of the Man againft him, he was releafed. Laft Thurfday Night a fpecial Warrant from Ifaac Eeles, Efq; High Sheriff of the County of Surrey came to the New Goal in Southwark, ordering the Execution of the fix following Malefactors on Thurfday next at the Gallows on Kennington-Commoh, viz. James Day and Anne Hazard, for the Murder of Simon Pbttell, (a Baker of New Buckingham in Norfolk) by throwing him out of a Window, at Day's Houfe in the New. Alley near St. George's Church in Southwark ; James Harris, for Horle-ftealing ; James Hunt, and Thomas Collins, for committing together the deteftable Sin of Sodomy, in a Boghoufe at Pepper-Alley Stairs; and The noted Richard Keble (who has been tranfported five Tiraei) for returning from Tranfportation. Millett, Beauchamp, and Whiting, for Houfebreaking, and Amman for robbing a Warehoufe, are to be tranfported for Life. And Mary Daggers for Murder, and David Roundy for picking a Gentleman's Pocket on the Day of the Borough Election, are to be tranfported for 14 Years. Yefterday Mary Richardfon was committed to Clerken-well Bridewell, by Col. De Veil, for picking the Pocket of Mr. John Andrews, of Ten Shillings. As was Mary Bates, otherwife Booth, by the fame Gentleman, for Healing a Globe Lamp out of a Stair-Cafe in Lincolns-Inn, from whence a great Number have been taken in the fame manner. Extra8 of a Letter from Cootbill in Ireland, ( On the 1 ft of Auguft One Hundred of the Journeymen ' Linnen-Weavers of this Town, made a Proceffion in Ho- nour of the Day, and of their Trade, with Mufick, ' Drums, and Standards with the Arms of their Company, * to the Houfe of Charles Coote, Efq* round which they marched, wifhing him long Life and Profperity. They were received very courteously, and difmifs'd with a hand-fome Prefent, to drink Profperity to his Majefty's Arms, and the Linnen Manufacture.-A young Weaver was carried on a Loom, painted and adorned with Orange Colour and Blue Ribbons, weaving a Webb; he was followed by Fifty Weavers in their Shirts, and Fifty in decent Apparel, with the fame Ribbons; in a fhort Time they were join'd by about three Hundred more, belonging to the Town, and the adjacent Country, aad doled with the Reed-makers and Bleachers. They returned to Town, and marched through it, making their Compliments at the Houfes of their feveral Employers, who contributed very liberally towards their Entertainment at Dinner, as did many others of the principal Inhabitants. While they were at Dinner they ordered a Barrel of Ale to be given to the Populace. They made a very hand-fome Appearance, and fhew'd an Example of the Indn-ftry of the Place, in a Trade the moft beneficial of all others to this Kingdom. The whole Town was illuminated at Night, and crouded with the Neighbouring Inhabitants, who exprefs'd great Satisfaction, in feeing fo confiderable a Body of induftrious People amongH them.' High Water this Day at London-Bridge at 25 Minutes after 11. Bank Stock 148 1 half a 148. India "Ditto no Price. South Sea Stock 112. Ditto Old Annuities 115 1 4th a 3 8ths. Ditto New 113 1 half a 5 8ths. Three per Cent, nuities 102 1 half. Ditto 1742, 102 1 half. Ditto 1743 100 1 half a 5 8ths. Million Bank 119. Equivalent in. Royal Aflfurance 81. London AfTurance 11 7 8ths. Englifh Copper 4 1. 10 s. Seven per Cent. Emperor's Loan 117 1 half. Five per Cent, ditto 77 1 4th. Bark Circulation 6 1. Prem. India Bonds 41. 17 s. a 16 s. Prem. Three and a half Salt Tallies 3 Prem. Three and a half per Cent. Exchequer Orders 5 Prem. Three per Cent, ditto I half Difc. Lottery Tickets til. 7 s. 6d. S A D L E R*s-W ELLS. AT SADLER'S-WELLS, adjoining to the New-River Head, this Day, will be perform'd The USUAL DIVERSIONS. With Variety of Tumbling and Vaulting, by Monf. GUILIOME, Monf. DAVID, aad Signor FRANCISCQUE j Rope-Dancing by the two Milk RAYNERS: Poftures, and feveral new Equilibres, by Mr. Rayner j With feveral Entertainments of Dancing (both Serious and Comic) by Monf. Froment, Mr. Davenport, Matter Matthews, Mr. Pelling, Mr. OJbeldifton, Mr. Miles, Mr. Rayner, Mr. Clagget, Mr. Deli-falde, Mrs. Bullock, Mrs. La Font, MifsWright, Mrs. Phillips, Mif� King, Mrs. ValJois, Mrs. An/ley, and Mifs Rayner j With feveral new Songs by Mr. Hemlkirk and Mifi HILLIER, To which will be added, The L Y O N R O U S'Di O R, Monsieur in the Mayne. Being an Exaft REPRESENTATION of the Late BATTLE at DETTINGEN ; wherein every Circumftance which attended thaC Glorious Engagement will be truly exhibited. With a New Cantata, Set to Muiick by Mr. Davis), and Sung bf Mr, Hem&irk. The Whole to Conclude with V U L C A N's N E T T S ; O R, Harlequin a Captive in Spain : o R, The PRIVATEER BIT. Harlequin by Mr. Vaughan ; Colombine, Mrs. Phillips ; Privateer Mr. Hcmikirfc j Sancho, Mr.Scoileugh; Vulcan, Monf. Fromontr Mars, Mr. Davenport j Venus, Madcm. Sandoni j Cupid, Mafte Matthews ; Graces, Mifs Wright, Mifs King, and Mrs. Anfley. The Scenes, Cloaths, and Decorations, being New. To begin every Evening at Five o'Clock. \* Monf. GUILIOME and Monf. DAVID will throw a Somer. fet over a Man and Horfc, with feveral new Exercifes oevrx per* form'd before. J0 Jdvtrtifiments sf a moderate Length are taken in far this Paper at Tm Shillings each.
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