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Dublin News-Letter (Newspaper) - June 14, 1840, Dublin, Dublin Vol. IV.' RICHARD REILLT. Numb. 359 The Dublin News-Letter, From Saturday June the 14th, to Tuesday June the 17th, 1740. Ths /allowing Map 0/ the EriglKb, Frtnch, and Spanifli Settlements in America, with their Situations in refpect to Europe, and the Root of the Gaiieons and Flota to and from the Weil-Indies, are exa&Iy laid down, Cartagena being the prelent Scene of A&ion we have thought proper to give the following Account of it: THE City of CAB.THAGENA was begun to be built Anno 1532, and being fini/hed in about eight Years, foon ericreafed in Wealth, Inhabitants, and (lately Eiificts, and its Port was found to be extremely convenient tot the Spani/h Fleets. In the Year 1585 Sir Francis Drake, witfc a fmall Farce, pluri-cYrM the City ; and before ir was perftftly repaired, a difgufted Spaniard, with five Privateers, burnt the Town, and fiized a great Treaiure. It qujdefy reco-vcicd it/elf Loth ir. iUchesand Alagnificente ; but in the Year 1697 was ulten by Monfieur De Pontis, with the following Force ; The Scepter St. Lewis 'tf The Fort -Veroi;nduis ApuJin -Fu'rieux - -St. .Michael - Guns - - H * - 64 - - 70 - - 60 - - 60 - - 60 - - 60 The Cuiitchartiain - 4.0 fecfides the above, Dc i\-r- Men 4J.0 4 jo 350 3 50 i-o 3f� ioi> Guns  24 � 44 - 30 - 2S A FrrEare - -The Clirirt - -The Avenant -The Marine A Bomb VeiTel - -A Criirantiiie Two Fly Boats - -4 Boats, ejeh of them 1 �1 Mortar, had 7 Frigates from S t� 24 Oun3, on boirJ of which were C50 �ikcanicfs, 110 Inhabitants from St. Domingo, or Hilpaniola, 1-0 Soluicn, znd he had moreover ISO Negries difperitd on board the Men of War and Fly Boiits. The Part of the Sea next Caithagtna w-s icrmtriy a Plain, on v?h:eh the In-Jiaktams of C'arthagem ufed to air therriftlvcs ; but has for fome Time teen overflown �y the Sea j fince Which Time the ShaHow-nefs and Boifteroufnels of theSea are an invincible .Rarr/part on that Side, as M. De Po'niis experienced : So that whoever would take Cwtnigena mull enter the Mouth, of the Lake,tbcut7 Miles South from Cartha-gena, which is defended by feur Fbtts; St. lago, and St. Philip, built fincc M. De Pontis Expedition, Bccca-diicaj the old Fort, which is of a great Strength", arid St, JoCph.on irilflandm Channel $ and after? thefe the &cvs Fqr.t St.CJruz muir be talceo before Ships can be brought \'o "town. cannonade, Sin^e- our lail arrived one Bridfh Pacqoer, which brought one French and one Holland Mails. Petersburg, May 27. AST Week M. Wolinski was again exi-mined by the Commifftries four Hours together, and they having made their Report to the Emprefs, her Imperial Maje-Ity thought fit to remove (hat Minuter from the Admiralty Prifon to the Citadel: This is look'd upon as a bad Orrren to him, and it is thought his Aftiir will be quickly decided. M. SrmonorT, Vice-Prefidcrrt of the Admiralty, was taken into Cdf-tody a lew Days sgo and carried to the Fortreis; as was likewife M. Cfrrouskoft,.formerly a Couhfeilor of the Admiralty, with leveral other Perfons of inferior Rank. General Ufchakoff and ;he Privy Counfellbr Nepfeuef go every Day to interrogate thofc Pnfonefs, foroe of whom have made very important Declaration,^ in confequence of which the Conduct of divejrs other Perfons is narrowly watch'd. The Emprefs Has fene Circular Letters to all her Mifiifters abroad, containing her Reafons for divefting M. Woiinsfei of his ..Employments and confining him. We have jilt heard tiiat foar Perfons more have been arretted this Evening and contra h ted to the Citadel. G'E Vienna, May 28. Mr. Robk/op, theBritimMi-Bper, has lately had feveral Conference* with trie Emperor's Minilters, which, we are told, roll'd on tie Motives of the King cf Great Britain's Journey to Hanover, whfthef that Miniiler intends to repair in a ft'drt time.... Jt is faid the Great Duke cf Tulcariy Will fendtimber a \finifter to eomplimcnt his Britan-Bick Majelly on hi? fafe Arrival in his Eiaciorate : And that the Count d'Ofiein w.ll (et out a: the fame time for Hanover in Quality oi Envoy Extraordinary from the Emperocto the Kmg of Great Britain. G E Bet tin, Mny 7.7, O. S. The znt lnfbnt, early in the Morning, the G.-.rrifon of this City took the Oath of Allegiance to the King; about ten Generals ret jlair'd to the Palace on the fame account; the Mini-ftcrt of. Sr,ate carile a. few Minutes after to take die paths, but bis M-jelly laid co them. Gentlemen, tlrere � no ofccafion for yotir doing :b, L am well acquainted l^rJi your AftVftion fot nie, and conlequentiy .fully '4>tffuadrd that you will lb: ve me fcithfully. D P The King has fignify'd to the Body of Tall Grenadiers at Potfdam, that they are free to remain in his Service or to retire: iAo&. of them lave accepted the former Condition, and it's thought Jhey wlfl be incorporated in other Regimenb. The late King, a little before he died, made a Preferlt of a fine Horfe to the Prince of AnhaltDel&o, faying,' My dear Friend, this is the raft Prefent I ihall make you.' On the Day he died he caofed an Act to be drawn up, the Subitancc of which is, ' That as he had but a few ' Hoars to live he recommended his Soul to God, ' and refjgn'd his Dominions to the Prince his Suc-' ceflbr, declaring him King from that Ififtant fonh.' Thefe are the only telUmenury Difpofitions made by his lateMajefty. It is faid a Reduction will be made in the regular Troops, anrj a Militia eftabnfhed, out of which Recruits may be draughted. G � Soon after the late King's Death, a certain Perfon of Diftinction received' Orders to depart from Berlin in 24 Hours, and to quit the Kingdom as foon as pof-fible. G E Impreffing Men is forbidden under Pain of Death. The Protection with which the King honours learn'd Men, makes it not doubted but that the Arts and Sciences will flourifh under his Majelty'sReign. D A Col. Count Trouchfes is appointed his Pruman Maje-fty's Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Great Britain, arid is accordingly foon to let out for Hanover. LG Rome, May 28. Cardinal Corradini perceiving that a considerable Party had formed idelf in hii Favour in the Conclave, declared to the Sacred College in the following' Terms, that he did not alpire to the Thiara : ' Moit eminent Brethren 1 Tho' J am feofi-ble how very unworthy I am af the Honour that a Part of this Auembly is willing to do me, I am not lefs full of Acknowledgments. The Proof of Eft�em that is thereby given me, does not prevent me from perceiving how little' 1 deferve your Suffrages. A Life which it hath pleafed God to prolong to more than eighry-two Years, is no longer proper to fupport the Dignity of the Popedom. The State of the Church, that of Europe in general, and the Calamities of the People of the Ecclefiaitical Dominions, demand a Pope of fuch an Age as might give room to hope he would live to fee his apoilolick Endeavours crown'd with Ssccefs. For my Part, as 1 am jull going ofr' the Stage of this Life, I wilt employ 1117 remaining Moments in praying to the Almighty, that he will at length infpirc you jn fbchtWanBer as may tend to promote bis GloVy ; that he will re-unit* your Suffrages; and chat he will give a Ponria? to Chrifiendom, whole Actions may be fo many Mark* of his being chofe by the Determination of the Holy Ghoft." The exemplary. Modeliy ci Cardinal Cor-racini has been imitated by Cardinal Aldrobrandi. GE There is an extreme Scarcity of the, Neceilaries oi Life in alt the adjacent Towns'; and eipecially in the Country; and we are under terrible AppreheailoM that the high Wiads and continual cold Weather will deftroy all the Fruits of the Earth. ' G E Lisbon, May 15. We hear fromFeJTol, that the Spahifh Squadrons w bJch are in that Port are preparing again to fail, and iniehded to pais ike Straghts, ia order to go and attack the Squadron of Admina Haddock. GfE Hanover, June 10. The i?ourt of Herenhaufen is fllufirioiis, feveral Persons of Diftihdioa being arrit'd there from the neighbouring Courts. It^s reported that his Majefty is to have ah Interview with the King of Pruula. That with the King of Denmark is now no pore talk'd of. GE Leghorn, May 28. The Mailer of a Veflel hlte-ly arrrv'd here from Marfeflles reports, that they continued equipping the Men of War in that Port, but it was not yet known when they \v�uld pat to Sea*. GE We have Letters from Tunis, dated the 16th. Inft. which advife, that on the 12th 500of thecew Dey'* Troops march'd up to the Caflie of Kirovan, fituatcd within a fmall Difiance of that City, into which the okl Dey, Aflen Benethi, bad retiied: They pak'd the Night before the Caftle, and the next Morning having receiv'd a confiderable Reinforcement, attack'd it with great Fury : The old Dey, not fmdiirg.hin)fclf able to defend lite Place, endeavour *d to make his Efcape on HoWebsck, with a few of his Followers; but Sidy-Jones, one of his Nephews who cemmanded at the Attack, no fooner perceiv'd it but hi^odea&r him full Speed, overtook him and kiil'd 1.:ji an t|� Spot, then he cut off his Head and fen; it immediately to his Brother Sidy-Soliman. The latter return'd11� Tunis tfie 16th with eiever. df ths Prifonrts of greateft INoti, ;