Saturday, January 19, 1760

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Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian VOL.'IT OH ft O N I; C L E M GREAT MAW. '9- to MONDAY JANUARY ,760. r IT is Jn the mtfft pf that to %n varies of impfrfc nt as fall to ftaST if <rf molt ratter ici be tfot man fhod4vbewillmg to under- take, and able logo through with fa ex- tenfiwe a pltn of operations as the which having been fticteftfully executed in all of the world, has (filed the of aH Men jwith admiration, and tfiffi ypur reputation, over the face of the earth. my intention to write a pane- I the which b due to your un- weajied diligence. and .your iinabsting ardour in the fervice of this country. was a time; and it is rVefli far the memory of all nien, when c natfoti, was deridfti, and the oae cffofti of a few to fupport a finking irate, tftrojjgh. the general corruption ot mens (hamefully mifrepre- and afcribedlo raakm and the can aenys and if the fcene is now chan- gw, tt is but juftlce to acknowledge, that, under God's bUffigg, arid fcU Ma- great wifdom, it b owing td you. 1 Jlffe. gift j It caufe of thwilmoft univerfal de- _. 5 it was for the intereft ofcthe that all ftoiiW tafte of tneCircaeancup; for without intoxiea- non, it was impoffible that men could approve and concur in the diigrace and rum of their country. In this ira of public virtue and pu- 6Iic I fcnter myfetf, that no one Warmed bjrfiich generous paflionat wiJi w? .condemned either by you, or his for offering to your con- matter, whkh he deems circumvent iis, and have over of tN-world. This fuccefs has ti'HM oor fpmts, and calls upon to cftearfullyour utmoft for the, of worg f0 and of n permanent peace. I wiJI, nevertheleOi, venture, iiv the our fucceifo, toafflcrt, that W fecunty at home is very precarious. look who obferve the. preparations of that are mi king at this time Jrottghout the kingdom, By embodying the militia, by the ma- ft the eftablilhed rtit by the mg not done. whtrK rf a i i your attention, and is worthy of all your endeavours to effeaj fomething that, ff left undone, may in a very (hort time, God forbid, give you caufe to omnis ffufus render MS- a more unhappy, and si, more ignomi- ios than when we fawourfleets raiiQs Defeated. abroad, and trem- for the fafetypf all that .was moft to us at home. this was our fixation, no man -perhaps fm3er atthis afler- tion 5 if they (hould efleeni it readily pardon fo hafiy a ceafwe, and, by flawing them hovf fcflential a I Of oifer defence is yet con- viflce them, that this is hot toe fen- piage ef fear, but of prudewL which always doubts oif the events of War, and is therefore folicitous to purfucftich I meafures as can give them the greateft degree of moral cjertiihty they arc ca- pable of receiving. Profperoiis circumftances too' often get a prefumptuous confidence? if ours is fuch fa1 know there who laiwfi at an invafkm to you it belongs tor, pro. I againft the corifequeaces of that I If ihek fecurifv arofe only I confeiouuSefs of your care fo far i iiiouidmoft heartily I join with themj but they pride them- felverin their own ftrength, which by fome fatality is not half put forth: they fay, our navy may prevent any attempts agamft this country, and if the French land, have we not an army to encounter them have we not overcome them in America and in Germany? I anfwer, Are hot the troops now m G. Britain equal to their coun- trymen upon foreign fervice Why, this is trwriifceWifc. then is Wanting It is a general to lead them On. That is my anfwer and I will in my turn afk, Djd thofe troops which in America, conquer, till they were commanded by men deittvedihe name of Generals? Why an hundred French de- feated ,n the plains of Mindeh by eight battalrons hecanfe, being commanded t were, what ill under fame muft be, a confufed mul- titude. let thofe who themfelves fd fjfejit the of their troops, and fiipequrity of their (hipping, tdl me, Why .this preparation, this perpetual an- jnety to mcreafe our If they Jn main that opmion of ybu, Sir, which I venly beheve all Bfitain is 'agreed, can they notguefs the reafeit? Can theV [uppofe, that you, who have Sr the fo efteff and (economy will now it an abfurd, animp6ffible atttrtrprV they cawnotdoulit that judgment, thtfolfdity and penetration 6f whfch they The meaifiires for furniflifng a force fufficient to repeJ th.e .iiivader? are al- ready taken, and our ichce of paft evems (bould teach us, to whofe condua -tftat force may beft be! coiiimitted: Due regard ought to be had to every cirtrbm- iwnce, which in any degree influ- ence an operation fo critical and fo dan- gerous, and the 'inclinations and affec- tions of an army ought efpedally to be attended to. If there are, any wh6 do not feel the force of thefe reafons, let them account of and Falkirk; let them account for that tranfition of t r ,rr tending parties, after the arrival of him who came like a guardian angel to revive our drooping fpirits let them fhow? from what other caufe the apprehenGon of the rebels, even, in the bofom of vie- tory, and the fuciden confidence of ihe A-ings troops who had been twite tie- arofe, than the opinion both parties had of the the royal commander, and the affeaicn of the loldieryto him. If it were poffible that the remem- iNEWSPAFERr SFAPERl