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Publication: London Pues Occurrences February 27, 1747

London Pues Occurrences (Newspaper) - February 27, 1847, London, Middlesex UE s Numb. 18 CCURRENCfcS. From SATURDAY February the 27th, to TVESDAT March (he ift, 1747-8. \:or. i Pamphlet, entitled, The State of the vrjon fortheYwr 1747, and relpecb'ng 12*8 de Tntrcduf'.'ion, the Author gives us a State w . ^.Terence between the Sums railed the firft , \ the Tntrrd'.xvion, the Author gives us a State of the diftrence between the Sams railed the firft fc t years of Queen Anne's War with France -SJ Spain, and t�ofe railed the four Years of the i.rr War with the lame 3 with a Remark, as fol- r, viz-i"44-174* tp-^jt-i-1701 ^,4*1,901 -1703 7,0^3,1^1-1704 9,42?.M3-nor terence, frhij r, upcn 2?,i?4.?67 J,ooo,oco 4,670,4gfe to fweat off all Errors and Ma--^d by re>oring them toa rightfrate of Judg-u givetbem Honour, and the Nation a well confi-1 Peace. ter this he begins with examining the ftatc of the ivy, ar.dth: conduit of it for fome Time part.. He vi, r!v bv tiv? dilpofition and the C6nducl of our yyjn. th:- MediteriantJin we have neither prevented sa Iran being fuppli;\l, nor ruined the French ,n ; and that the Whole wouid have ldellroyed, if ir had not been for a providential orra: That in the Wei-Indies we have neither had attempted Succefs; but on the con-.ary might beta ruined thereouxie'ves.,, if M. d'Anviile's fqua-had not met with a jStotm : And that we have ; 00 proper or vigorous Attempt either upon the sot France or Spain, tho' their whole Coafe ty-1 to us, and the Inland Ce-untry was very little ^concludes this Subjecl as follows: No .Man can fenfible that we are now in a fituauon capable of u^g the Ruin of the French Sugar Trade, as in done by their Fifhery alreadv. Nor can any ing Man avoid feeing that the. French are; pufiuntt ton theCoiTimerical Principle, and muft irievittw ^carry their point if they are able to conquer IjoU "vJithey fucceed in .that before we have raineS' rla their W�*.rofleBbJ pf HoilanH, the * Syltem of Aflairs will take quite a new turn>. the Lovers of liberty wiil drown their Country: :�ire hither; or, if the Fj?ench ^arfv be mora pre*! ^eTrench will come into oo'flcflGon of that' Maritime Country, and therewith acquire at* AtW uLu ei[ Trade by ^ving Surinam, and f&ly probhle, the.whSe EaftVindfes. . , , .. fJr ^ ^e Qtfe, .and trie Dutch d� drown' �*Jvethe,r Country, the Conqueit Jvill Rvail, �he ffi fcrrf,l,^iH proBaBly IfreMtEH ar^# France, th^nif Phcpv3.o JSKW fcp&iA agthe ^India Trade ^ uixh a"^..of Wealth, not to be |K2 feprefcribedTthan, iSRSi^ I ^ m*d their Nivai Power, we Dull with the . Lois of our Naval Frontier be reduced to the frpp]* 1 Dilemma of fairly fighting i: out under  infinite difad-, vantages, or, following the Example of our wife Allies,  tamely fubmit to the flaves of French Iniblence; I am verily perfuaded, that fo*nething.of this Nature i is nearly approaching, whether we continue chef War, I or agree to a fhamefuTPeace; but with this) Jifftrence: ; That if the War is carried on by Sea with Skill and | Spirit for two Summers, and Holland can be fo long I defended, weraay in that time put ovufelves into a Condition to defy the warmeft efforts of French Power j but if we make a Peace, and the French there by recover again their Cornrnerce and Natal Strength, one fingle Summer's Campaign by Land and Sea may ruin .' the Work of Ages, and render the Power of France wholly iir�fiftable. In this I fee noc any real Alternative, nor can conceive on what Term it's poilib'e to , make Peace, but ftjch as mufi be attended with inevi-' table Ruin. Our Navy now is juft coming into that State and ] Order whic.i adapts it to the Purfait of a vigorous ' War; we have now Admiral;, Captains, and Seamen, that have learned to right: The Sea open to us, and all the Power in'ou'r' own Hiands: We have feen what a defpicable Figure we made at firft letting out, and all our Poltrons even not yet hanaecPout of the way, or difcharged. A few Years will difperfe the brave Fellows that now fubfifr, and we fhall return again to , our primitive Meannefs, while the French will beplan-} ning out orf Ruih, taking every Advantage of our In-) dolence and Corruption, and will lead usoa with ama-ilicious finile the CnoQth road to Defrruclion. In a ! word, it may be faid' in general, as to oar Naval Afrarc, ' if Men |ln Power will but in Earned peniflx thole j Wretches, who in the Weft Indies and nearer home : have made their Couhrry a mere (diking Horfe, and , that hold Courage and Honour in Contempt, it is not I in the leaft to be feared but we may in one Summer's j warm Attention toa Naval War, amply repay oarfelves ; the Expences of the' War, as thirty or forty Millions ; may be foon returned to the Nation in the Fifhery j and Sugar Trade; fince it will be very hard if thole i Trades, which effectually fupport tht French in their Wars, will not in afew Years as effectually clear our j Debts, &c The Author then proceeds to examine the State of our Army, and the- Nature of our Alliances. Upon this ( he (hews, that we ought not to have allowed the Queen of Hungary to be deficient in her Quota of Troops in I the Low Countries on any Pretence whatever; becanie, j if the King of Sardinia wanted more Troops for his Defence in Italy, and the Quee� of Hungary could not fupply him, without .diminjfhing her Qnota in Flanders, we ought to have lupplied him with mare Money, that he rnig&t,have, rurrulhed himfelf with Swifs troops. And alter naving" fhewn the fatal Confequences of a contrary Conduct, he goes on thus: " As on the one fide wc fee our Army idly facriheed to political and j venal Views, fo on tie other, we fee abroad our Mili-! tary Governors making a Property of the Nation, and j railing vaft Eftates out of the Blood and Vitals rf the ! People. It would be therefore very proper for the  Publick to know what Troops we have at Annapclis j Royals how they are cloathed, and how paid ; that ; Government, which is the Barrier of oir Northern ' Colonies, and where the Inhabitants are generally our ! Enemieswith what ftores that C-arrilbn Js provided, and whether not capable of beinf taken by soo Men. The next i� fay* he, that important Fcrtrefs Gibraltar, where arbritary Power, Venality, and Mlfrulerin many Refpeclsv.oQtvies Annapolis Roval. The Bay of ; Gibraltar is full ofFJBj, and the adjacent Cbafh of Bar-bary extremely well ftored with all kinds of Provifi-ons , yet, at Gibrnltar, even ah Orncer can hardiv at-' , fard toparchale himfelf a frefh Dinnrf, all Provilkms being fo exceffive.dear. The Goveraor is Land lord o�: all the Hebks? Butcher, Poulterer. Fifhrnonger, Oil-f roan, Wine-Merehsnt, &c. A VefiU can go to Tecuan, i or Tangier, and return to Gibraltar freighted with Bul-j locks, Shee? and Fowl, lit 48 Hours in modeiate Wea ; ther, let tfie Wiad Idow which way k wiil. I have ' forgot thefrrjtt or*Beef,1wit l^ttpn is 4>ove five Far-l things a Pound' on an Averagei A Veflel makes a fine ii freight thefe at fifty percent. poSt, but 500 per jj Cen� dj^i^b^^^^tete^^ I! tar. Fifli any Body might eaten enouglfinr* anf Hour tp ferve three or/our Families, iutjehat is not permitted i To that I need aot fey; any Thing of wines, Oils, I Beer, Potatoes, Silt, JFi!b,.Rtitrer, &c. 8tcl $ u there of a piece, arid in Ihpnt there ispgiL&$y in Nature, ' that the meanefr &ecban)ck would employ to gA! Mpaey* th�, is oojt uifd henj, by tbeXpnirnanding of-flqer,: So a�t the Cfrxilon is tnot mdeSi'^aryed; but fleeced, and. all the J^ey jejnittei^Otfr centers ft? the Purfes of ,a ^iewjifnot In'one;orfy^* "the AoAdr^t^on%rs; pur Mbwry;An%rft, and begins.wi^h Ihewmg^at ouj Debtvmthwasut rhe limning'of ts^SenTon aboiit 71 millions, would have beet one Fourth left, if, our Taxes had been laid oh the db^me'. then he ftfewf n* fomeT of the m to - j 1 C'- o i � -0:. r _ a: itL �n .the Ex-. "'1 *'e Co ?rt c.riedf r. it fib~c~Sy?$ Year. They upori this form 1 Plan, valuing the Funds conliderablV- under the then r.omina price, after which they then fednd their patron; and from thence form � Judgment what Interefb he expefts to give. They then fet their Engines ro work both here and in Hol� land,' and fell Cnanciries of Stock for time in the latter place fo us to fecure to themfeh es a certain prodt. Thty engage, bdides, as rraay of their Friends as they can, abroad and at home, to give them their Na.Tieelv -o fucceed or not, the 5ltt-rt:ve beu.p .-> Then after a few Paragraphs about Smugglers, and j about Uniformicy of Co^ou^, he examines the Rea-fons for the Diifolution of the laft Parlianien^ andl gives us an Anecdote in thefe Words : *' The' uaccaW mon circu-'Htlances mentioned above, which tie Dutcfi dreaded the ESecls of at this critical ccauunctoe, and, our M-y more, was the darting up an antiquated rjght in the Dutch j of Cornwall. I need not tell mjr-Readers what a number of Members that County aft fords, nor confequently what weight their being all of a fide muil have given t,o the Anti-rciniie:ial Pa--y: There was at this time produced to light forte 04 Records of the Dutchy, which (e-.r^d to give a right to the Prince ofWaies,_asDu^.- of Cornwall, of con-eyningaaf where, within the limits of Uie Dotchy^ Parliament of Tinners, to be continued together fa mzastheir pr'.ncipalj or his depurv, bv his dijedionsi think convenient. As; root! of the head-; ofBo--roagh,-, and Men of the bc.T Uiteren in. tne County, h impottant an Oppofitioo, as Lich a balance againfl- tbern, jxwft, have.xreataL It bappenej very: luckily for tbeffl, that tbeie Records were not in thn hands or PWfjBf of any of the Dutchy Ofrvcer^:; they were in toe hand* of aflreminent Lawvar, unbiaf^d to eiriaet-Party, and to,whpjn bbtK rn3�te a very arduous application. . whi|e this was in agitation, and both; fides In douht which ihould fucceed, both the Dutck. and BritiliiM-F were gt their Wirs end fef feat oTthe. event* They- weighed every curcam'bnce, ean-vaftjd every roeafiiie, and P^Haiidp&pJ^teddieiB. f5v� to no pufppfe j teJBeaioo worked op tgfcai&n fought o& ^ouribt^Aey iooked.oa on^aocffher lil� ^bewidere44n f> e^rf moment. rnen fu( sun-- ;

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Publication: London Pues Occurrences

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: February 27, 1747

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