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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - August 21, 1730, London, Middlesex �f %ty 1730. Genoa, fvfysu N. S. HE Camp of theRebels of Gor-fica -it jat ^relent ccmpofed of 20,000 Men, without inUudingthe Inhabitants of i^Villag*S;4tttate in the Speights of Accia, wto have join'd them, aid taken an Oath of Fidelity to them. They have paWifhed a Manifefto, declaring that the Reafon of their Revolt was,' becaufe tho' they Were born Free, the Republkk and Senate have always kept;theft farSlavety, ana made them payjnuch m.oie burdenipme_taxe5 than their other Subjects. They demand, that before they .enterinto^ny Accommoda-tion, their ancient Privilege* be reftored^ that tie Extraordinary, Dudes they have' paid lince the Year 171U befupprefs'df that riofe 1900. ttaVe been ,the Caufe.of t^enr Oppref-Jfc>fl/be deUyer^^pt^^emj that $yfcj-ancls be^een the Rivers Lietnone And Tavigniano lie yielded to them, with the Sovereignty thereof f and that iU the Garrifons be withdrawn oat of the Country. -The Rebel* fere-feeing that the Repiiblick might borrow Fo-sejgb Troops to reduce ^hem, they provided themfelves with Arms, and - carry'd away all the Ammunition they found in tbeArfenalsof StFlorem, Calvi; Corfor and St. Bonifate : They have tnetoetf down the fiefis of thofe Towns,.and turned,j&*Ma;int^Cdnopp, and � #dt*wAtafejit foflfoU,with S&toobts along- the\Ceaft, where they think it Defcenc the moft fctfibfe. The Guards they bave poftetfwith Awillwyin diflerent Jfates, are ordered to fist upon any. Genoese Veffels that Jhajfyojfcrto aror>aclt|jt�4>hoaiv iXJbeir- Chief is gained nmp](iani,;4pd js "a /Gentleman that has fignalized hirafelfin Ibme foreign Services. This Officer Jhas put up Tapers in feveraf4>arts of the Mwid, intima-ting that the Malecontents have no Defign, in taking op Arms, to plunder or infultany.of ^fteir opprefs'd Brethren, but to maintain the liberties and Privileges of their Nation. They are even fo careful to prevent the Diforders, which thofe of their ,Pa/ty. might commit, that they have hang'd 15 of them, who quitted the. Camp to go.�nd rob in the Villageof Ajaccio. One of -their Detachments went a few pays fine* to poflefs themfelves of the little Town, of." Allaria j. bat the Inhabitants fired upon {hem, to oblige them to retire; whereupon they attack'd the Place in good .earneft, ;took ivby Scalade, and jtattheGar-rifon and as many as they found ifti&tms, to the Sword. It is cow repotted, tbfct the Re-publick haveaflembled 6 or 7w.o'pJieti9 with whom they. hope to reduce them. ,Si�nor Francifco-Maru Spinbla is jo& cmbarqued from St. Remo, in the Quality of CommuTary of the Republick, and with Inftrudtions to prevent the Rebellion of the People there, who have- already given Marks of their Dif-contenr. Frankfort, Augufi 16. N. S. The Advices we have received from.Baftia, the Capital Cuyof the IflandofCorfica, make the State of,Affairs there worfe and worfe for the Re-publiftk �f Genoa, They had flatter'd themfelves* that they would loon bring back the Rebels to their Obedience, if once they could get their Chief Pampliani (nto their Cuftody. In order hereunto, it was refolved that the Prefident of the Council of'Baftia mould "make life of a Stratagem, and write to Pain, pliani, "That tho*he (the PrefidentJ toad al^ " way $ been a Stickler againft the Confede-'* rates, yet their wife Cpnducland 2eal for 4f the Deliverance of'their Country had gi-a yen him a right Notion of the Juftice of u tbeCaufe in Which..theywere engaged : u That being convinced that their Defign 11 was truly Honourable and Praife-worthy, " he was determined to join them : That the Reafons he had* not to be content with theRepublick of Genoa, confirm'd him in " that Resolution: That a great Number, of f tie Inhabitants,' who were ready to follow *r Jiis Example;: had joined tht Confederates before now, but for fome partUxdar Coiut-" derations of Family and Intereft: That thefe " Reafons proving >tbo weak to bipder them rt any longer from fhaking off the Tyrannical u Yokenno^r which they groan'd, they; had " refolved to open their Gates to them ; but " that in regard near half the Citizens were *� ftitf attached ^td the RepubliCk, it was " neceflary to keep this Defign fecret: That " they flipuld therefore .come to the Gates of " the City by Nighr, with no more Troops " than were abfolutely neceflary j and that " the Garrifon being gain'd over, the Gates " would be open'd-without the leaft Noife." The Prefident concluded his Letter with the bigheft Commendations of Pampliani, and told him, " That the only way to fecure the " Inhabitants who perfifted in, their Allegi-" ance to the Genoeze, was, to put bimfelf at the Head of the Troops, and march into " the City, where his natural Eloquence, "and his Character for Integrity would, jfoon !* win them over. This Letter .was convey'd to Pampjiani with a vaft deal of Secrecy, tl\e more effectually to enfare bun. While Rejoicings were made for it in the Rebels Camp,, no Time was loft to put the City into a good Pofture of Defence: The Garrifon was confiderably reinforced by Troops from the Sea-fide, diU gulfed like Peafants i They took an Oath to be true to the Magiftrares; the Citizens did -the like-; and then they had .Arms ..and Am* munition delivered to tbeto, and Pofts af- . ?gn*d them jqear the principal Gate' of the Citjr. Upon. tbe:I^m|*tBJ^^ nuestothePkfe.of Arms, we^l.Use^i(ejcon: -ceal'da great Namber of Soldiery to fall upon the Rebel* i$ foon as they ehter'd the Town. And tho' the' Nature of the Prefi-dent's Letter Was fuffictent Ground of Sufpi-cton, yet Pampliani had np Notion of. any ill Defign, but readily embraced the Propbtal, glorying in that Letter, which he read over and over to bis Officers, and they heartily congratulated him upon it, nora Man of them perceiving the Hook that was conceal'd under the Bait. What confirm'd them in their Er-  ror, was a -flying Report, that the People of Baftia were ripe for an Infurrec^ion ; whereupon they thought of nothing but purfuing -their Projecl:, and taking the Town, for which the Night of the a8th of June was appointed, according to the President's Defire in his Letter. When Pampliani was jaft upon the Point of marching with ^00 Men upon this Expedition, a Spy came in the greateft ^oxry to acquaint him, that a Squadron Of Qenoe?e Ships appear'd upon the COaft; which, however, were only the Corfairs of Barbary under Genoeze Colours. This News terribly alarm'd the Camp; and Pampliani refolved to draw toward the Sea-fide with Part of his Army, to binder their Landing j while Fabio Filinghieri, a Man of prodigious Courage, whom he had declared his Lieutenant-General, went to execute the Defign upon Baftia. Fabio being arrived near the Town Wall at the Head of 50b Men, he firedaPifto!, the Signal agreed upon; and immediately the  Gentinef at the Gate, who was inftrucked dhow to behave, opened the fame, and the .Rebels - matched in, as if were,-in Triumph : But fcarce we^te they got to the Place of Arms," when the Gate was fhutallon a fudden, and the Citizens and Soldiers fell upon them; who at firft made very little Refiftince, �a-] king it for a Feint; but when they found , they were in earneft, they were fired with Indignation, and fought like .Lions.. However, being too weak to witbftand the Num^ bers that furroundedthem, they were all cut jn pieces, .es^ept Fabio,. whom they had Or-' dersto (pare, thinking it was Pampliani He Was bound Hand and.Foot, and carried before the Council, who were very chagrin when they found it was not that chief Rebel. .After Fabio's Examination, they pffer'cf him, his Life, if he would difcover to them the DeGgns of the Rebels; but he anfwer'd with great Firmnefs, 44 That having taken " up Arms for the Proteiftioh of an op-0 prefTed People, it would be * Stab to his "* Honour and his Confcience to betray their Secrets, upon which the Welfare of his-" Country depended; That he had refolved to C�crifice the laft Drop of bis Blood in its " Defence: That in Chains as he was, no " V�\n tcqujd pierce, him like that of finding " himfelf among a Parcel of WVetcbe?, whom '? he view'd with, equal Hotror and :Cqn-" tempt; and therefore he would prefer ** Pjeath, or all the Tortures they: could put ��* him to, before the greateft Propolals they^ ** could m.ake him." They try'd leveral Metjipds to make his Re? folution; but nothing would do; and his Gb-ftinacy adding to the Heinoufnefs of his Crime; he was condemned to die. He was carried to the Rampart; tied to 4 Stake, and knock'd on the Head with the Buc-End of their Muskets; after iwhicb, his Body was divided into fevcral Part�> and hang'd about the Towns ;