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Dublin News-Letter (Newspaper) - July 5, 1840, Dublin, Dublin Vol. IV. RICHARD REILLT. Numb. 36*5 - Letter. From Saturday July the 5th, to Tuesday July the 8th, 1740. Th� raking of Cha? rt feeing now cw&Wd, wV have'Vut in the following Plan, to give an He* of its Situation rin rerpefl to Porto BeUo, &c. As alfo the Situation of the lfla�d of Cuba, which it h laid Admiral. Vernon intends to attack, when Part ef the Fleet and Tranfpoits that is preparing reinforces him : iiJ ijt. Augulline, that Genezal Oglethorpe'is now befieging, tec. CHAGRE, a famous River of America, which takes its Source near the Sooth See, 15 Milee to the Eaftward of Panama, and dirdiarges itfelf into :he North Sea. The fort, which is called by the Spaniaxdi St. Lorenzo, guards the Mouth of the River, and is ten Leagues to the Weftward of Porto BeUo, wbkh River coming from the Mountains on the South Side, is Navigable within five Leagues of the South Sea, fo that there the Ifthmus is but 15 MiL broad. The Cafile ftancls en a Mountain at the.Entrance of the River Chagre ; the Top of the Hill i� divided in a manner into two Parts, by a Trench or Ditch 50 Foot deep ; there is no Entrance tel it, bvrtby a Craw-bridge over this Ditch ; there are four Baffions, with Batteries of greac Guns towards the T-ai.d fide, and two more that look towards the Sea^ to the South fide of the Caftle there is no'poiEWe Acoefe, the Rock on which ic Hands' ij fo very ftcej>; the North fide it encoiapulled by tht River, wliich is very broad ; and at the Foot of the Caftle, or rather of the Mountain, is a ftrong Fort mounted with Cannon, which commands the Entrance of the River, from whence.the way to the Ca ftje is by a Pair of Stairs hewn out of the Rock; and at the Entrance of the Harbou- there are Rocks which lie under Water, wEitfi make the coming in I v.Ty hazardous. Capt. Morvan in 1670 took this Caftle, and his Crew went up in their Boats, when they croft the Iflhmus to attack Panama. Jt made a brave Refiftance, and hzi it not been for in Accident which determin'd them to furrender, it wuiild have repell'd all their AlHults. One of the Buccaniers happen'd to be wnunJed with an Arrow, he immediately poll'd itonr, and having wrap'd a httle Cotton about its bloody Point, put ir into his Mufket, and fir'd it off to the Caftle; the Cotton was kindled by the Powder, and tailing on the Magazine, blew it �p all at once j and this loon made them yield. This famous ifthmoj, which is called the Wafteof America, it the Life of all it* Commerce, as to the Weft fide of the Country : From Porto Bello, by meajjs of the River Chagre, the rich Goods and Manu- r failures of Europe are| | J | convey'd wfrh Eafe to Panama on the South Sea, which they could" not come to by Sea, koder a Voyage eijual to the Diarainir of the Globe. The whole Voyage, from Porto Bello to Panama, by Sea, is 3400 Leagues, Cr 10020 Miles, which is a half Voyage round the World j whereas by this indenting of thi Culph of Mexico, together with the-help of the River Chagre, the Goods, are only carried �poo Mules 15 Miles, and then they arrive at Panama,  from whefir-chry gb again by Sen, to all the petty Towns eifGoatimalaarJd Guax-aca on the South Saa; fiorth of Par.aina, and to Lima the Capital -of Peru, end ail the Ports" of Chill South, as far as Saldavia. fine* oar !aft arrived o�jS Britifh Pacquet, which brought oik! Freed! aiid one Holland Mailt, viz. Malta, May 25. N E of our Men of War has htety brought in here a Pink belonging to Tonts, taken on the Coaft of Sktiy ; it had on board four Guns and eight Partcreroes, together with 30 Men ; the Engagement began about four o'Clock in the Morning, and held very dubious until Six, when the Pink having loll 14. of her Men; befides thofe wounded, was obliged to firike. The Milteie loft one Man, and two wounded. S J E Madrid, jarte 14. A few Days ago eighteen more Letters of Marque were delivered out at the Admiralty Office. We hear from Majorca, that feveral Ships of Admiral Haddock's Squadron bad appeared before that Port, but were foon obliged to retire by a Volley of Gaimofl-fhot which did fdme damage to one of thofe Ships. LE Ronie, June 16. Cardinal Portia dy'd here the ioth Inftantof an Inflammatidn of his Inteftines. Cardinal Cehzi hat been in much Danger, but it's sow believ'd will recover. A Canon of Corfu came a few Days ago to the Gates of the Conclave, and was very importunate to be admitted, and infilled upon being ackiviwledg'd as Pope, alledging, that it was revealed to him that he was to beelefted, arid that all the Cardinafs who mould" opriofe him would die the next Day. It was immediately difcover'd that be was diibrder'd in his Head, lb no other Notice was taken f hirh than to oblige him to withdrew. G E  Roirib, Jdne 18. The Courier expected from Vi-ennaarrived at the Conclave the 17th of this Month: It's laid thefe Letters do not favour Cardinal Ruffe's Party, who. have vary much ehdeavour'd to raife him to the Dignity of. Pope. The Cardinals hate daily a ttonverfa'tSoQ about Learning in Cardinal Paffioni's Cell: Thofe who moft regularly sfttend, aj*ther Cardinals Cambrlingua, Starhpi, Corio, CarafFa. Ac-tjiiavlva, and Aiherdni; yet u's giveri oat that they treat alt th�iImettfmea&out o'th'er Aflairs of greater. Impoitance. G.E Qdc of tJkS) Kn^hts of Maha, and Auditor of the Grand Mailer of that Order, went thro' (his City on his Way to Vienna, on account of a Turkifh Ship being dtken by a Spanish Privateer, and brought into Malta, where the Veffel was fold : As this Ship had the Emperor's Protection, it's fafd that the Court of Vienna demands of theKnights of Malta the Payment of 150,900 florins on her Account. G E Genoa, June 18. The Mailers of two Pinks in 6 Days from Marseilles confirm, that the Equipment of their Gallic was forwarding with the utmoft Application, and the Toulon Squadron was ready-to fail. MS Leghorn, June iS. The Advices receiv'd from Barcelona allure us, that thev^ontinued fending away for Majorca Stores of War, Mod Troops on board the Transports, intending fome Expedition againfl a Place adjoining to chat lfland. S j E Leghorn, June 18. We have advice from Cor�ca that they exps& three Battalions of Imperial Troops there in a fhort time; that they are already preparing Quarters for them, and the Capuchins have received Orders to turn out of their Convent on that account. The Marquis de Maillebois waits for Orders tram bis Court to embark with 12 Battalions, and fome People pretend he is to land here with thofe Troop. L E Milan, June az. We expect frefh Orders from the Court mf Vienna concerning the March of the Forces the Emperor is to fend to Corfica. 'Tis faid wears going to repair � Works of fome Places in the Borders of his Sardinian Majefty's State. M S Genoa, June 22. They writefrom Baftia, thatthe Banditti of Ifolacci, who lately apply'd for Pardon, had re/us'd to accept of it on the Terms which the Marquis de Maillebois reqoir'd of them, which were, that they mould immediately depart the lfland. A Party of Miquelcts advancing, in order more clofcly to flint them up among the Mountains, fell into an am-bam, which occafion'd a very warm Action, wherein the Banditti had leverai foldiers kilUd, and the Mi-quelets loft a lieutenant and three Men. This Step has fo irritated the General, that he is taking Mea-futvs entirely to deiboy them. One of them, who was compieariy arm'i, has been fince taken, conduft-e3 to Baftia, and is there to be hang'd. ' G E Vienna, Jaaea^; IThe Prince Royal of Poland arrived here the s*d, and was molt graciocfly receiv'd' by the Imperial family. The Emperor i'cems dif- pofed jointly with France to trie his Mediation for preventing a Rupture between the Courts of Ruflia and Sweden. The Turkifh AmtafTadcr is expefled about the 20th of July, hisBetuiue being very very muBe-rous, paHes thro' no Town of Hungary, but encamps on fuch Spots as are allotted them; where they are provided with Neceflkries. MS The Cologn and Bavariaa Troops remain yet in Hungary waiting for their Pay and-Aricar, and we expect the Troops for reducing the IOasd of Corfica willfpeedily depart, feveral General Officers baring made Application to have the Command of the laid Troop; but his Imperial Majefty has nominated none as yet. S J E They write from Petersburg}!, that Mr. Finch the Britilh Envoy was arrived there, charg'd with aa important Coinmifiion. SJE Vienna, June 25. We are affured that the Marquis de Mirepoix, the French Embaliador, has repre-fented to the Emperor's Minifters, that in enquiring into the Territories and Fiefs belonging to Lorrain� it has been found that there are fame of them which have palled under the Jurifdi�lk>n of the Dutchy of |: Luxembourg; wherefore it would be proper for bis Imperial Majefly to appoint Commiflaries in order to make the neceUary Relearches on this Head, in conjunction with thofe of his moft Chriilian Majefty, and decide whether thofe Territories ought to be united to their ancient Domain. L E Berlin, June 28. The Emprefs of .Ruffia having fome time fince lent feveral tall Turks here, which were taken Prifoners by her Troops in the late War, and the King knowing that there was among them the Son of a Bafhaw, ordei'd him to be told, in the moft gracious manner, that he gave him his Liberty, and that he might return home whenever he pieaVtf, and offer'd him whatever Affiftance fhouid be neceffiry for h� journey. Ac the lame time be receiv'd a Pre-fent from his Majefty of a magnificent Qjit^Joitable to his Rank. The young 'I urk, tranfp>�tttf with fo generous an Adion, expreft'd his. Acknowledgements ot it in the ftrongeft and moft grateful Terms f and faid that he fhouid not fail, when return'd home, >e make known the Grcatnels of his Majefty*sSodI- Befides all this, the Kmg has ordcr'd his Minifter whichr he is about to fend to Vienna, to conduct this Gea> tieman there^ and to prccuts>bishr fiK lifefe Uxot^- ;