Saturday, June 26, 1762

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London Gazette (Newspaper) - June 26, 1762, London, Middlesex he nclo &ixnib. 1022 i. azette. From featuc&ag June 26, to ra*fOap June 29, 1762. A T the Court at St. James's, the z8th of May, 1762, PRESENT, The KING'S moll Excellent Majefty in Coiincil. WHEREAS His Majefty was pleafed by His Order in Council of the 2d of April laft, to, "direft, That the Bounties of Six Pounds for every able Seaman, and of Three Pounds for every ordinary Seaman, mould continue to be paid to every fuch able and ordinary Seaman, not above, the Age of Fifty, nor under the Age of Eighteen Years, who mould, on or before the 31ft Day of this Inftant, voluntarily enter themfelves to ferve in His Majefty's Navy, either with the Captains or Lieutenantf of His Majefty's Ships, or the Chief Officers cu Board fuch Tenders^.as fhould be employed for raifing Men for the Service of His Majefty's Royal Navy : And alfo that the Bounty of Thirty Shillings fhould be continued to be paid to every able bodied Landman not above the Age of Thirty Five, nor under the Age of Eighteen Years, who fhould, on or before the faid 31ft Day of this Inftant, voluntarily enter themfelves in like Manner to ferve in His Majefty's Royal Navy ; and that a Reward of Five Pounds for every able, and of Two Pounds Ten Shillings for.every ordinary Seaman, fhould continue to be paid xo any Perfon who fhould difcover any Seaman.or Seamen who may fecret themfelves, fo that fuch Seaman or Seamen fhould be taken for His Majefty's faid Service, on or before the faid Thirty-firft Day of. this Inftant. - And whereas the Time limited for paying the faid Bounties and Rewards is near expiring; And it being judged expedient for His Majefty's Service, that the fame fhould be continued for fbme Time kmger; His Majefty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, doth therefore order, and it is hereby, accordingly ordered, that the Time limited for Payment of the faid Bounties and Rewards, be prolonged and extended from the faid 31ft Day of this Inftant May, to the 31ft Day of July next. And that the faid Bounties and Rewards be paid in the Manner directed by His Majefty's aforementioned Order in Council of the 2d of April laft. Whereof all Perfons concerned are to take Notice, and govern themfelves accordingly. JV. Blair. Lijbon, May 29. The Spanifh Troops, after ha-ving over-run the whole Territory of Braganza, where there "were no Regular Troops to oppdfe them, took Pofleffion of the City of that Name, which has for many Years been quite open* and defencelefs  From thence they went forward, and meeting with no-Oppofition, entered the Town of Chaves, which was likewife in fprmer Times a Place of Defence, but has been an open Town for many Years, from its great Extent, and the ruinous State of its old W3u5, [ Price Three-Pence. } On the 26th Inftant, they write from Porto and Braga, that the Spaniards had left Chaves, and had endeavoured to pafs "over the Mountains of Monte Alegre towards the Province of Minho; but finding the Paffes of thofe Mountains defended by the Major Generals Dom John de Lancafter, and Francifco Jofeph Sarmerito, at the Head of fbme Regiments of Militia of thofe two Provinces, they had retired, in order to come over the Mountain of Maran/and Amarante, to the City of Oporto. The fame Letters' inform us, that the Major Get neral John de Almada, Governor, of Oporto, had fent Troops, to defend thofe fteep Mountains of Maran, and the Pafies from thence- to Amarante; which,' he hoped, would be able to maintain their Ground, until the Succours of Regular Troops arrived, of which the firft Regiment of Chaves, Horfe, was to arrive at Oporto the 28th Inftant. On the-other Side, from Almeida, Major General -Jofeph Felix da Cunba advifes, by Letter of,the 25th Inftant, That a Body of the-Spaniards, Part of the Army that remained at Miranda,, had at* tempted to pafs the River Douro between Torre de Mbncorvo.and Villa Nova de Fofcoa , but had been oppofed by the Inhabitants of this ;Jaft Place with fome Militia, of the NeigBbourfioodi who joined in a Body oh the Sbuth Side of the River, and with Guns, Pikes, Flails, and other Weapons, fach as they could .collect, obliged the Enemy to retire to* Torre de Moncorvo, with fbme fmall Lofs; the Portuguefe on their Side not having received the leaft Hurt from the Enemy's Fire. . Upofl this, in order to encourage thefe brave People, he had ordered a fmalf Body of Regular Troops to affift them in the Defence of that Poll, and had fent them fome few Pieces of Ordnance, and Field Pieces,' with Powder ^nd Ball. -Before thefe Advices came, the King had already ordered further Succours to be fent ttf thofe Provinces ; and,the Marquifs de Angeja,. the Count Areas, and Jofeph Leite de Souzai Major GeneraJs, were fent with them from Tomar j and the Marquifs deMarialva, Mafter of the Horfe, and Lieutenant General, is juft gone from hence" to command this; Detachment, which is to be joined by all the Militia of the Province, and to aft either ofrenfively or de* fenfively> as occafion may require. This is all the Information we have had to this Day, May 29. The Officers canript find Terms to exprefs the Courage of the Militia, and the Zeal and Eagernefs which the People (hety to be engaged with the Enemy.  Breflaus June 13.-' The King1 of Pruffia' and' Marfhal Daun continue to occupy their refpeftive Pofitions as before. It is faid, that the Corps of Auftrians in the Higher Silefia, having been reinforced by a ftrong Detachment from" Marfhal Daun's Army, Lieutenant General Veinex bad btts obliged to" Tetiretb CbfeL . . Copenbagt*tr June l�. The King of DefcniafkV Fever had left him for three Days when the laft Pofi �am*

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