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Dublin News-Letter (Newspaper) - December 27, 1840, Dublin, Dublin \ f } * Vol. IV. 5A, '* - Tt .lie RICHARD R E I L L Tf^r^isM?.. Tliihlin T ixcier ^7 / From Saturday December the 27th, to Tuesday December the 30th, 174c lift Night arrived one Britifh Packet, which brought one French Mail. ITALY. Leghorn, December 9. ON the 6th anchor'd in this Fort from Port-Mahone, his Britannick Majefty's Ship the Garland, Capt. Watfon, Commander, who, as coming directly from Poit-Mahone, was deny'd Admittance to Pratick, and prefcribed 15 Days Qua-rantain, notwithftanding his Declaration, that in his Paflage he had cot /poken with any Veffels. L G Florence, Dec. 11. On the zd and 3d Inflant great Part of this City was overflow'd by the Arno. The 4th and 5th the Inundation began to decreafe. The Damage the Waters have done are reckoned confiderable, efpecial-ly in the Country, having warned away on the Plains near the River, all the Corn that was fovvn, fo that in thofe Grounds no Crop is expected this Year ; on which Account the Government has caus'd a great Quantity to be purchas'd at Leghorn to be laid up in flore. The Government has likewife publifhed a Notification, that if any Body, of whaticever Rank, fhalltake the Advantage of the prefent Conjuncture, and increafe the Price of their Corn and Wine, on Complaints being made to the Fifcal, they /hall be punifhed according to the Orders he has received from the Regency. L G SPAIN Cadiz, Nov. 22. Orders are ilTued for fitting out 12 more Men of War with all poflible Expedition, that they may be fit for Service next Spring. The 6 already equipped at the Port are ftill waiting there for their laft failing Orders; many are of Opinion, that they are not bound for America, as has been given out, but will be employed on another Expedition, thofe that are in the Ports of Bifcay and Gallicia are alfo ready for failing. They hear from Gibraltar, that a great Quantity of all Manner of Proviiions and Ammunition are arrived there from England., and that they foon ex � pefi feveral more Ships with Naval Stores for Admiral Haddock's Squadron, which was foon expected in that Port to winter there. MS FRANCE. Prris, Dec O. S. They write from St. Se-baftfan's, that three Caracca Ships we�e arrived in that Port, richly ladyn; and that in their Paflage they %had taken three Englifh. Merchant-fhips, one of which were laden with Brandy. SJE Paris, Dec. 18. Letters'from Madrid bring Ac> count, that the Court had received Letters from Don Blafs, Governor of Carthagena, with Advice, that he 'had prepared all Things ready for a vigorous Defence againft the Englifh Fleets expected there ; that he had augmented the Garrifon with 2000 Men, and that it would be neceflkry to fend him a Fleet of 12 Ships, be-fides thofe already fent, the better, to enable him to op-pofe them.-'.Tis added, that his Catholick Majefty had fent Orders to the Commanding Officers of all his Sea-Ports, to get all the Ships of War ready to fail with the utmoft Expedition. SJE Letters from Lisbon mention, that his Portugdeze Majefty acted at prefent with abundance of Caution, with refpect to the admitting any Hoftiiities to be committed in or near his Port, between the Englifh and Spaniards, which however, is a confiderable Impediment to Commerce. SJE Some" Letters from Peterfborgh lay, that the Duke of Courland was much indifpofed in his Confinement in-the CaffJe of Alexander Niefki, and feveral Perfons there affirm, that he will be fent into Banifhment to Siberia, but others intimate, that being a Sovereign Prince/he is not liable to fuch Sentence as Baniihment. SJE Paris, Dec. 23. Many Perfons here are of Opinion, that the great Revolution in the Ruffian Court will give quite another Turn to the Affairs, as well in the North, as in Germany and Great Britain; others on the contrary judge, and. indeed with more Probability, that for as much as the Form of Government remains tm the old footing, every Thing will not only within, but alfo withoct the Ruffian Empire, continue in the former State, and that the Refolutions taken by the Tefpefiive Courts, with regard to the tottering Tranquility of Europe, will in no wife be altered. MS Tis obiemblc that within a few Years three cf the grcttcft Favourites of the Ruffian Monarchs have foon after their Demife been foccefefnily plunged into the moll abject Mifery, viz. Firft Prince MenzJceff, who had a boundlefs Power in the Reign of Peter the great. 2dly, Prince Dolgorucky in that of Peter Alexowiiz, and now the Prince of Courland, the Cearina'tDarling. M S HOLLAND Hague, Dec. 23.- The States of Holland feparared this Day, having firft authorized un2nimoufly their Deputies in the Generality to recommend and affent to, on the Part of this Province, a further Addition of Ten Thonfand Men to the Troops of the Republick ; as well as to declare this Province's Refolution and Readinefs to pay immediately into the Treafury of the Union, its Quota of fome former Eftimates relating to the Fortifications and Magazines. LG Hague, December 23, As the King of Pruffia is caufing great Quantities of Provisions and Ammunition to be tranfported into the Dutchy of Cleves, he a few Days ago demanded of the States General, by his Mini-lie-, the free paflage through a Diftrict of their Territory of part of the Corn, which he is fending to Wefel; but this Demand was abfolutely refufed to be complied with. Their High "^dightinefles were however then ignorant of his Defigns upon .Silefia. It's pofitively affurcd, that the Court of France plays its part in that affair. It's every Inftant expected, that the Court cf Vienna will demand of the States General the Execution of the Engagements entered into by their High Mightineffes with the late Emperor by the Treaty of 1731, and by which the Republick is to furnifh 4000 Fcot and toooHorfr, in ca.e that the Hereditary Countries of the Emperor fhould be attacked. SJE People here have fcarcely yet recovered the furprize th2t the unexpected News of the King of Pruffia's taking peffeffion of the Dutchy of Silefia threw them into. S)ii It is likewife to he remarked, that the King of Prulila may perhaps have fome Pretence of Claim to the Mar-quifateof Jagemfdorff, and upon fome other Domains of the Dutchy of -Silefia, that his Anceitors have hereiofoi e been poffeffed of. - It's now plainly difcovered, that this Prince not only aims at poffefling himfelf of fome Domains, but of the whole Dutchy of Silefia. His Pruffian Majefty has caq-fed Copies of a Manifello upon this fubject to be delivered to all the foreign Miritlers which are at Berlin. From this Conduct of the King of Pruffia it's concluded that his Intentions are fcarcely to be penetrated. It's pofitively affured, that even at the Time he is marching at the Head of his Army to take Poffeffion cf Silefia, he is ptir-fuing Meafures, by caufing Troops to defile towards the Lower Rhine, to do the fame Thing opon the firft News of the Death of the Elector Palatine, by JuCers and Berg, but more efpecially by the latter of thofe Dutchies. Every Body feems to be of Opinion, that too great Preca u-tions cannot be taken againft the Enterprises of a Prince who, without onfultipg his Minifters of ftate, cr even the Perfons who appear to be deepeft in his Confidence, forms his Projects wirh an impenetrable feafccy, and pjts them in Execution with a furprifing Celerity. From ali this it's judged, that his Pruffian Majefty only made a parade of knowing the Theory of the fine fentiments which he has difcovejed in his Anti-Machiavel, but has mani-feiled, that in practice he is rather inclined to purfue the precepts which that arch politician has laid down for his prince to obferve. * S j E SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, Dec. 15. 'Tis laid that the Right Hon. the Lord Semple is appointed one of the Colonels late'y nominated to command the new Regiments. G E LONDON, Dec. 23. They write from Paris, that M. Van Hoey, the Dutch Ambaffiidor there, has frequently been in Conference : with Cardinal dg Fleury, who makes ufe of all the Rhe-torick be -is Maft�r of to perfuade that Republick to a Neutrality in cafe of a Rupture with Great Britain; but we are informed the Dutch Minifter, pmfuantto his late luilructions, has given him to uuderftand, that the Interest of the Maritime Powers are fo ciofely connected, that it would be impoffible to overcome the one without injuring the other. Great Diligence is ufed in building in the feveral Harbours of that Kingdom fome large Men of War. SjE Extract of a Letter from a Mafter of a (hip belonging to Pool, now at Ferrol, dated Nov. 1, 174a. We have now upwards of too Englifh Pnioaers of war in this place, of which the greateit Part travelled here from Vigo, and Places adjacent. We labour under great Hardships for want of Cloathing, and Proviiions. I fear, if not relieved in a little rime, fome, to fktisfy hunger, will enter into the King of Spain's Service; tho\ I hep?, there are a great many would fooner perifh than take up Arms againft their King and Country : What fopports our Spirits is, the hopes of being foon reliev'd, feeing there are Spanifh Prifeeers enough in Er/gland to make an Exchange, I doubt not bat our Government will foon take it into Consideration. Pool, Dec. JC am, Sir, Yours* Sec. 18,174�. J.HUDSON. G � Copy of a Letter, dated Pam^elonia, November the 26th, 1 740. Loving Counn, I wrote to you twke bifvte, to let you know mv condition ; that I was taken in a fhip belonging toB.siiol, coming from Carolina, by a Spanifh Privateer, and was carried into Sr. Sebaftian the 2 2d of June, where we were ail confine..', ex;ept our Captain ^nJ ch^f Mate, who were lent hoir.e : They Itriop-d us vey Faked, and trie 10th cf Sep:emr.er th-y fcnt t>s up fix;y Miles in theCoun-try, and keep us cn black Bread snd Wjter, to fee if they cin get us to lift into the Spanifh lervice &j They have brought us very low, for we have neither-Goaths to keep us warm, nor fcarce Bread to keep us a live : Hunger and Co'd has foicd above thirty to enter, and there are are more going iiiJJ. OurAllow-ar.ee is to the Value of one Penny per Man for cne Day, which makes ms trouble you fo much ; nd 1 rave neither fho^ n-r Hocking to my F. et, ar.d yet I wiii no: fell my felj as long as GoJ /pares me my Health ; io I beg of you to fend me fome Relief, if it lies in your Power, foon as poflible; and whether you do or nor, Io iccn as this comes to ycur Hard, fend me an Amwer; to let me know how you and vo.ir Family c'oes and niy Parents from Scotland ; wh-ch is all, v,ah my kind 'ove r.nd i-r-vice to you and your Wife, ar.J 5.iter, and to $u friendi in Scotland, from ! Your I.ovirg C^u:"n, WILLIAM GILL AN This Morning came Advice th-t the Romney Man of War, Commodore Medley, with the LitLon flee: of 20 fail of Merchant fhip, were zmved eff the Backer the Ifle of Wight, which is vt-ry agretahlc Nev^s tt.e Merchants oi this City, as tiufc Surp: hive been eip.cied for fome time pjft. g E This Morning came Advice chat the Swe-icia,. late Rcthenburgh, from Fail Ifufia i^r G��.ttenfiur^h, was loft in the la:e bad Weather en :he IfLr.d of O.-knev. m- g e By this D-y's French M-il we hav; Aavice, thit the Court of Spain, notwithlt-jndifg their former Refolution, have at lalt given leave 10 import Fifb ar.d ether Provisions from EnglanJ, in neutral Ships ; which is a plain Proof of the Mifery that nation is redue'd tj by the War. with England. G E On Friday laft was held a board of Admiralty, when their Lordfhips were pleafed to appoint Capt. Robinfen, Captain cf the Deptford Storethip, to be Captain of the' Tyger, a fourth Rate of 50 Guns; and to appoint Lieutenant Abraham Geu d to be Captain of the Dcp:!�rd Storemip, in the room cf Captain Rr.b'.^fcn. SJE Letters of the 1 3th In!?. O. S from Pari-, f y, :h;c rhe Cunt de Belle lfi?, wi>o is fi-eediiy to tec cut jen pleaiei to grant unto William' Rawlinfon Esrle, "Efej: the Office of Clerk of his M�jeily'i Ordnance within Great Britain, in tha loom oi Leonard Smeit, Efq; dccealcd. LG a- - We ;