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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - December 7, 1845, London, Middlesex Numb. 346t. ' S A T U R. D, A Y, D e c e m b e r 7, 1745. Deal, December 5. Ico 0 lEMAIN in the Downs hia Majefty's Ships, and the Dutch.Men df War as in my laft. Juft arrived his Ma-jeftyi's Ships Pool and Follcftone, fi-om a Cruize. Wind N.E. blows hard. Falmouthy Dec. 2. Since my laft arrived the Jamaica Sloop of War, ^.--------^ with the PrinceWilliam, Bradfhaw; (u Cleeve, Rice ; and Fly, Richards, from London, under > her Convoy., Sail'd Lydia, Luland, for Madeira; and Diamond, Robbins, for Lifbon. Wind Eaft. Dart mouthy Dec. 3. This Day arrived the Marcella, Summers, from St. John's in Newfoundland; who failed from thence the iftof November, in Company with his Majefty's Ships Heftor and Lark, with about 40 Sail of Merchant Ships, who intended to join four Sail of Men of War, and two India Ships, from Cape Breton, which lay at Aqua-Fort, (the South Part of Newfoundland) but bad Weather, and hard Gales, prevented Capt. Summers from being able to join them j and as he had loft fight of the reft of the Fleet, that fail'd from St. John's with him, and the Wind ftill continuing contrary for him to get into Aqua-Fort, he bore away for England. Wind N,�. Pool^ Dec. 4. Yefterday was chas'd into Swanage Bay, a Snow, by twofraall French Privateers ; but the People upon the Foreland firing a Nine Pounder at them, they fheer'd off.-The Snow is the Lyon, Lyon, from London, for Belfaft. WindN.E. Fort/mouth, Dec. 5. This Morning arrived at Spit-head, the Alexander Privateer, Capt. Coleby, from the Downs; the Charles Traflfport, Peacock; from the Nore; and the Greyhound Man of War. The Chichefter, Luflc, from Virginia and Waterford, is arrivedat Falmouth. The Betty and Martha, Woodhoufe, from Barbadoes, at Pordand. u a, 0 r-t LONDON. ^he follo-iving Account is from a Clergyman in the Weft-Riding of Yorkjhire. * On. Tuefday the 27 th Inftant, between four and ' five in the Afternoon I got to Prefton* and having * left my Horfe at an honell Farmer's four Miles from * that Place, being drefs'd like a Farmer's Ser\'ant, no * Notice was taken of me. About Five a large Body * of the Rebels came in, headed by a Party of Horfe, ' which looked like Gentlemen, about fifty or fixty ' in Number. The Foot followed them very clofe * with the 'Pretender in the Center, and the Ranks � ^ar his Perfon ftood fo clofe that it was fcarce pof- * fible to fee betwixt them. They went in this Or- * der to his Lodgmgs, the 'Bagpipes playing thro' * the Street. This Body was faid to be about 3000. * Another Body of fixty Gendemen, and as many * Servants, and about looo Foot, had march'd thro* * Prefton to a little Town cali'd Walton ; before f * got there, all the Horle quarter'd themfelves upon * Sir Henry Haughton, who had been obliged to * quit his Houfe. After I had feen the Pretender * conduced to his Lodgings, I went to an Inn, where * foon after a Lieutenant came into the Room, he ^afk'd a great many Queftions about General Wade * and Genei-al Legonier, whom he feemd to be^^very * anxious about, and wiflied much to learn where- * they^ were; and then enquired how far it was from ' the Sea, how far to W^les, and how far to London ' Soon aft?r soother Perfon, who faid he was a Cadet, ' cameJn, and complained* much of his being out of * Health. H& made pretty much the fame Inquiry ' as the other, adding, diey had been told they Ihou'd ' be join'd 1^ Numbers from Prefton, Lancaihire, * and Wales^ ' and that they imagined they fliould ' before have heard of the landing of 15 or j6ooo � of French. The M�n in general, are fuch poor * ftiabby Creatures, as certainly never carried Arms * before; and I really think they are of all Ages, * from eight to eighty, and above. They talked of * 6 or.7000 more that were coming from Carlifle, * but this was fo grofe that it gained no Credit, and * indeed their Army makes fo wretched an Appear- * ance that they arc forced daily, to invent Lies to * give it a better Air. I was informed that they were * to halt the next Day, whicJi both Horfes and Men * ftood in great need of. Tjje next Morning I left * Prefton in much Pain about my Horfe, for I was ' inform'd they had little Parties out every where to * pick up what Hiwfes they could, which I fpmid very * true, for I met feveral of them, and tho' I was a- * greeably futpriVd to find my Horfe at the Farmer's * where I left him, yet I was oblig'd to gb over Hedge * and Ditch, and avoid all Roads to get cleai: of their * Parties.' Extraa of a Letter from Litchfeld. Dec. 4. * I dare fay you will be impatient to hear fomething that may be depended on, of the Progrefs of the Rebels, but we have been in fo conftant an Hmry, in getting Provi-fions for the Soldiers as they arrived here, and accommodating the Ofiicei^ with Lodgings and Stabling, that we have had little Tiitae to write News. * The Rebels were at Woore, about 26 Miles diftant from us, on Tuefday, at one in the Morning, and the Duke was encamped with his Army within Ten Miles of them, they were all in high Spirits and expefted an Engagement every Hour ; but inftead of that the Rebels turned off for Derbyftiire. As our Army^ makes little Doubt of beating them, if they get up with them, there feems to be the ftrongeft Reafon to believe this Affair will end in their total Confufion ; which all Perfons, who have the leaft Regard for the Community, muft wiih may befpeedy; fincetheprefent State of Af&irs is fuch, that almoft all Bufinefs is at a Stand. ' A Colonel of the Guards, a Captain with their Servants, and two of the Duke's Grooms lay at our Houfe, and we had three of the Dukes own Horfes in our Stables, fo that you may eafUy guefs the Hntrf we muft have been in; befides what has been occafion'd by fending Provifioris to the Soldiers; particularly to 150 of the Duke of Montagu's and Marquis of Grandby's new-raifed Regiments of Foot, who came into Town laft Night, and were quartered in an empty Hbufenear us. * By the beft Accounts we hear the Rebels feem defi-rous of nothing but making their Efcape. * P.S. The Duke of Richmond is returned here, with three Regiments of Horfe, and 'tis faid the whole of the Duke's Army will be here To-hight, and Proclamation has been tnade for private Hoafes to take th�n in, and provide for them. Letter from on Board the Concord of Tarfnoutb, IVilliam Nicholas Commander, dated in Portland-Road, November thezjth. ' The 24th at Noon we failed paft the Downs. The 24th we were a-breatt of the We of Wight: At 10 at Night were attacked off the Bill of Portland, by a French Privateer of 16 Guns. The Engagement lafted ten Glaffes, Yard-Arm and Yard-Arm., After two Hours Engagement our Captain was wounded in three Places ; a Nine-pounder took away Part of his iihoulder, another ftruck his Left Side, and fell down at his Feet, and a Slug wounded him in his Left Arm. At the lame Time our Main-yard was ftiot down, and Mizen-top-fail; Ike-wife our Mafto, Sails and Rigging Ihot all to Pieces. * Our Captain would not quit the Deck to have his Wounds drefs'd, tho' much defir*d, till the Engagement was over, but behaved with the greateft Bravery. Our Men behaved all in the moft gallant Manner, being only i 3 in Number, three of whom were Boys. After five Hours Engagement with our Colours ihot away, and hoifted again by our Captain, the French Captain called feveral Times to ours, to know if his Colours were ftruck, who told him. He Jhould foon fee other Colours flying. He at lall endeavoured to board us feveralTimes, but to no Purpofe, our Lower Deck Guns cutting down his Men on the Forcaftle, as Reapers do Corn. We ftiot his Rigging and Sails.all to Pieces, as he did ours. At Three in the Morning he fheer'd off and left us, but we never Itft firing our Stern-Chafe till he got out of Gun-fhot. In repairing our Ship we found a Nine-pounder, which had taken us.between Wind and Water, but we foon got that plugg'd up. About one Hour after the Privateer run away from us we had the good Fortune to meet his Majefty's Ship the Jamaica Sloop, Capt. Webb, who at the Defire of our Captain, fcnt a Surgeon to drefs his Wounds, and an Officer with ten Men to give us Afliftance. Capt. Webb behaved like a good Ofiker and worthy Friend. We made Sail immediately after the Privateer, but a thick Fogg enfuing, coulinpt get Sight of her. Our C25)tain never left the Deck till we came into this Rpad, to repair our Rigging and Mafts. Our Main-maft received two Nine pounders, our Fore-maft one. Main top-maft two, and Mizen-maft three.-Our Sails and Rigging are fliatter'd to Pieces, and our ' Second Mate and Gunner both flightly wounded with ' Splinters. I hope our gaptain will do very well. lam. Sir, your very humble Servant, W. Hall, Chief Mate. co Extras of a Letter from Knotsford in Ch/hire, Dec. 4. * I hive the Pleafure to inform you that our Friends in thefe Parts are now rid of the Rebels. At Altringham they behaved infufferably rude, carrying away upwards of 30 Horfes and fevferal Sheep. They plundered the Houfe faf Mr. Leigh, the Attorney, and, took away what was valuable ,* I faw them pafs over the Bridge at Whaley in thieir Way to Macclesfield, with the Cheva- *-0 Her on Foot at the Head of them : He was drefs'd in a 2 Green Plad of the Highland Fafliion> with a Silver-hilted Sword, a Black Velvet Cap and a White Cockade. He affefts a great deal of Complaifance, by bowing to thfe People, but few or none return it; andj to fpeak impartially, they cannot be above 7000* and of them a great Numbct very old, poorly cloath'd and ill fumifli'd with Arms for a Battle.' Yefterday about 12 o'CIock, three Coaches and Six with the principal Officers lately taken by the Sheemefs^ guarded by a Party of Horfe Gl^nadiers> arrived at th6 Tower, where they are all lodg'd in feparate Apartments. Charles Ratcliffe, Efq; was 3d Son of Edward Earl of Derwentwater, by Mrs. Mary Tudor, Natural Daughter to King Charles II. (by Mrs. Mary Davis) and younger Brother to James Earl of Derwentwater, executed on .Tower-Hill for High-Treafon againft King George L Feb. 24, 1715-6. He command^ his Brother the Earl of Derwentwater's Troop at the Battle of Prefton, and was taken at that Battle, and brought to Town, and was tried and found Guilty of High-Treafon; and whilft he lay under Condemnation, efcap'd out of Newgate Dec. n, 1716, and got into France, where he has liv'd ever fince. It is faid that there are not lefs than 40 Perfons, guilty of Treafonable Praftices, now in Cuftody of his Majefty's Meffengers.-As their Defigns have been timely difcover'd, it is hoped that this Unnatural Rebellion will foon be brought to a Period ; and that all thofe who have been millead in falfe Opinion, may from Reafofl be convinc'd ^ of their Error ; and hereafter know, that they cannot be ^ happier than u'nder his Majefty's Mild Adminiftration. We hear that their Graces the Duke and Dutchefs of Norfolk, will this Day or To-morrow fet out for the Bath. Yefterday Lord Murray's Regiment of Highlanders, con-fitting of 1000 Men came from Dartford^ and were quartered in the Borough of Southwark; they are ordered to Finchly Common to encamp there. Captain Walker, of the Haflemerej arrived from Barbadoes, fpoke with the Duke of Bedford Privateer, from Bri-ftol, on the 12th ult. in Lat. 44, when all were well. by the Hope, Kenner, for Amfterdam, from the Ba^ of Honduras, we have an Account, that on the 27th of November he met, about 46 Leagues off Scilly, two French Privateers, of 26 Guns each; and on the 30th fell in with eight Sail of Englifti Men of War, about four Leagues diftant from Scilly. Yefterday Morning died of the Small Pox, the Eldell Son of Sir Thomas Dyke, of Kent, Bart. He was a young Gentleman of very promifing Parts, Aged about 17, and was juft going to the Univerfity froni Weftminfter School. Laft Week the Rev, Mr. Crowe, A.M. was prefented to jhe Living of St. Margaret's in Peterborough, by the Lord Biftiop of that Diocefe, void by the Death of the laft f.^ Incumbent. ^ Yefterday Numbers 48,144 and 28,066 were dra^vn r Prizes of 5001. and Numbers 22,801, 47,826, 4,752 and i^J 6,753 were drawn Prizes of 1001 each, ^ On Thurfday laft in the Afternoon, one Mr. Shaw was r+ ftopt in Long-Field behind Bedford Houfe, by two Fel- � lows, who robb'd him of his Watch, Money and hisShoe-Buckies, and ran off towards Tottenham-Court. Yefterday the Seffions ended at the Old-Bailey, which proved a Maiden one, when 17 Prifoners were Tried, Ten of whom were caft for Tranfportation, and fix Acquitted. Jofeph Paine was found guiltjr of a- Mifdemeanour in curiing his Majefty, andwas feriteiffiied to two Months Im-prifonment, and fined Five Shillnigs. Next enfuing Seffions will begin" Qti;|�londay the 15th of* January at Guildhall; and on Wednelday the 17th at the Old-Bailey, Tork, Dec. 3. By a private Letter from Newcaftle, we are inform d that the Mlitia of Cumberland bad defeated a ftrong Party of the Rebels, and re-taken the City of Cariifle. By another Letter from Newcaftle, we hear, that Collingwood, who efcap'd out of Morpeth Goal, is fince re-taken, and it is expefted he will make great Difcoveries, and charge many Papists with feveral Treafonable Praftices. ADVERTISEMENTS are taken in for this Paper, at Lloyd's Cqffee-House, in Lombard-Street. No Wooden Shoes. No Arbitrary Power. ;