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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - December 12, 1846, London, Middlesex The General Advertifer. FRIDAY, December 12, 1746. N'us Deal, December 10. AME down the Longford, Oliver, for Antigua ; the Neptune, Mofton, far Montferrat } Patux-ent Merchant, Jolly, for Gibraltar ; Prince Edward, Dawfon, for Leghorn ; and remain with his Majefty's Ships the Centaur, Porcupine, and Swan Sloops } and the Outward-bound. Wind W.N.W. The Seahorfe, Johnfon ; and Charles, Randall, from London, are arrived at Virginia. The Gordon, Allen, from Leverpool, at ditto. The Fell, Ormfby ; and Sea Nymph, Morecroft, from Cape Breton, at ditto. The Experience, Watts, from the Leeward Iflands, at New-York. The Wheel of Fortune, Whitfield, from ditto, at New England. The Antilope, Townfend, from Africa, at Jamaica. The Two Brothers, Jones, in five Weeks from Virginia, is arrived at Briftol. Private Letters from Vienna fay, that the Imperial Court have ordered 22,000 Men to march with the utmoft Expedition to join Count Brown, which will enable that General to pufh on the intended Operations 5 and thereby oblige the French to abandon Flanders, or leave their own Country at the Difcretion of the Imperialifts and Piedmon-teie,-who have a long Account to fettle with them. It appears, by all the Accounts received at the Hague, from France, that the Paflage of the Var has affected the Court of Verfailles more than any Thing which has hap-pen'd for a long Series of Time. There are great Mur-murings at Marflial Belleifle; and 'tis faid the French King, on receiving the News, faid very paflionately, " Belleifle has deceiv'd us ! His Letters, but two Days " ago receiv'd, affured us he had taken fuch Meafures as �' rauft prevent the Enemy's Penetration into our Country." By many Accounts we find the French had broke up their Camp, with Defign, they fay, to regain the Borders of the Var; but hearing that the Enemy was already between them and that River, thought proper, 'tis prefumed, to turn the contrary Way. Notwithftanding the fine Stories the French Court (till publilh every Day to deceive the People, 'tis in a manner certain, that moll of the mighty Schemes they had in View (from the Ideas they had fonn'd of their Safety ia Province) will now be entirely laid afide, and their Skill in the Camp and Cabinet for fome Time tend chiefly to the Defence of their own Country. Ill following is a Lift of the Merchant Ships that failtd lately from "Jamaica, viz. For London. Humphry, Wilkinfon Shirley, Thompfon Bnapper, Gray William, Gledenny Rofe, Marflial London Merchant, Reynolds Parnaffus, Johnfon Clarendon, Croptonl Finder, Aocejfc Greyhound, rwlifcr] Phcenix, Honour Anne, Latchford Lovely Betty, Wane Dolphin, Hoffack Theophila, Goddard Fox, Hay Carteret, Stephenfon Royal George, Pringle DeUwar, Forbes Nancy, Magrath Tarpum, Brown Frederica, Majoribanks Duke of Newcaftle, Dale Leganea, Anguin Rofe, Murdock Nancy, Gleaft Weftraoreland, Shanks For Briftol. Queen Mary, Vaughan Scipio, Rees Milford, M'Alpine Briflington, Whitebone Dnrfley, Pitman Seymour Frigat, Lewis For Lancafltr. Hannah, Kilner Sarah and Mary, Yeates Tryton, Rowlanfon The Briflington is arrived in five Weeks at Briftol, from Jamaica j who parted with the Fleet when they were fafe thro' the Windward Paflage. It is fuppofed they all intended to keep Company, having received Signals from the Commodore who faw them thro' the Windward Paf-fage. The Catherine, Brown, from New York for Cape Breton, with Stores, is taken by the Duke d'Anville's Squadron. The Tryton, Short, of London, is taken by a Spanifh Privateer, near St. Lucca in Jamaica. The Leoftoff Privateer, Captain Fielding, was lately chafed into Barbary, by fomc French" Men of War, bound t0 Martinico. The Prince Charles Privateer, Capt. Gile. belonging to Briftol, arrived lately at Jamaica, and foon after failed on a Cruize. His Majefty was pleafed to make the following mod gracious Anfwer to the Addrefs of the Hon. Houfe of Commons, prefented to him oft Monday laft, relating to the Army, viz. ' That his Majefty is very glad that the Regulation ' he has made in his Troops is fo agreeable to his faith- * ful Commons; and to allure them that it will always ' be his Defire to leflen the Burthen of the Publick Ex-' pence, as far as is confident with the Safety of his * People.' The Earl of Traquair, Earl Kelly, Lord Mordington, and Lord Lovat, are the Perfons talked of, that are to be impeached by the Hon. Houfe of Commons. We hear that an Act will pais this Seflion of Parliament to abolifli the Clans in Scotland, and that three more Judges will be appointed, with the fame Salaries of thofe at prefent ; who are to go into Scotland once a Year, to adminilter Juftice, in the fame Manner as is done twice a Year in England. We likewife hear, that the above three Judges are to fit in each of the Courts in Weftminfter-Hall : And that the People of the Clans fliall change their Names, in the fame Manner as was done fome Time ago in Ireland, and which was found to have a very good Effect. To-morrow the Right Hon. the Lord Chancellor will hold the Third General Seal after Michaelmas Term, at Lincoln's-Inn Hall. By the Death of the Right Hon. the Lady Lempfter, her Jointure, which is upwards of 20001. per Annum reverts to her Son, the Right Honourable the Earl of Pontefradt. On Wednefday the Right Hon. the Lord Tullamore, and his Lady, arrived in Town from Ireland. 'Tis confidently faid, that the Earl of Cromerttwill be executed in a few Days. Charles Eversfield, Efqj Member of Parliament for Steyning in Suflex, is in perfect Health, and not dange-roufly ill, as reported. On Tuefday Night a Man well drefs'd was found fmother'd in a Ditch near St. Mary Magdalen's Church, Southwark. The fame Night Mr. Ballard, a Houfe Painter in Wind* miU-ftreet, was robb'd and knocked down in Portland-flreet by three Ruffians, who took from him 28 s. and fome Half-pence. On Wednefday laft John Sweep, John Lawrence^ Henry Dixon, William Proffey alias Eaft, John Placket: alias Country Jack, Robert Lock, George Smith, and- James Morton were committed to Oerkenwell-Bridswell, by Tho. Burdus, Efq; for being concerned in fevcral Street-Robberies and Felonies. And Yefterday Mary Kenton was committed to the fame Place, by the fame Gentleman, for felonioufly and privately taking out of the Shop of Mr. John Wilfon, a Holier in King-ftreec, Coyent-Gardcn, fevcral Pair of Stockings, his Property, found upon her. As was Henry Lee, and James Wright to the fame Place, for ftealing a great Quantity of wet Linnen from feveral Hedges near Paddington, the Property of Mr. Robert Bafon, Part of which were found upon them. The fame Day James Battir* was committed to New-Prifon, by the fame Gentleman, for Cheating and Defrauding Edward Fattifon, a Mariner, of Thirty-five Pounds and upward, at an Unlawful Game call'd Cutting the Cards, and for being a Common Money-Dropper and Gambler. Yefterday Number 34,431, was drawn a Prize of 500 L and 27,790, 1001. continuation of The Declaration of his Highnefs William Henry, by the Grace of God, Prince of Orange, lie. of the Pea-fans inducing him to appear ia Arms in the Kingdom of England, for Preferring of the Proteftant Religion, ana for Rejloring the Laws and Liber tits of England, Scotland and Ireland. �3 T HE difmal Effeftsof th^ubverfion of the Efta-blifh'd Religion, Lawsffd Liberties of England, appear more evidently to us, bwwhat we fee done in Ireland ; where the whole Goverirmdnt is put in the Hands of Papifts, and where all the Pro�$fnt Inhabitants are under the daily Fears of what nray be juilly apprehended from the Arbitrary Power which is fet up there; which has made great Numbers of them leave that Kingdom, and abandon their Eftates in it j remembring well that cruel and bloody Maflacre, which fell our/in that Ifland in Year 1641. 14. Thofe Evil Counfellors have alfo prevailed with the King to declare in Scotland, that he is cloathed with Abfo. l*tt P��rr, and that all the Subjects are bound to o'* him ut.hout Rcjerve : Upon which he Las afiumed an 'Arbitrary Power both over the Religion and Laws of that Kmc-dom ; from all which it is appaienr, what is to be looked tor in England, as foon as Matters for it. are duly prepared 15. Thofe great and infirfferable Oppr'effion, have ever reckoned it a Crime for their Subjeds to come in all Submiflion and Refpect, and in a due Number, not exceeding the Limits of the Law, and reprefent to them the Reafons that made it impoffible for thrra to obey their Order*. Thofe Evil Counfellors have alfo treated a Peer of the Realm as a Criminal, only becaufe he faid, That the Subjects were not bound to obey the Orders of a Popifh Juftice of Peace ) though it is evident, that they being by Law rendered incapable of all fuch Trutts, no Regard ir due to their Orders. This being the Security which the People have by the Law for thefr Lives, Liberties, Honours and Eftates, that are not to be fubjefted to the Arbitrary Proceedings of Papift?, that are contrary to Law, put into any Employments Civil or Military. 17. Both We ourfelves, and our and moll entirely .beloved Confort the Princefs, have endeavoured toiignify, in Terms full of Refpeil to the King, the jult and deep Regret which all thefe Proceedings have given us ; and in Compliance with his Majefty's Defires fignified to us. We declared both by Word of Mouth, to his Envoy, and irt Writing, what our Thoughts were, touching the Repealing the Tefl and Penal Laws; which we did in fuch a manner, that we hoped we had propoftd an Expedient, by which the Peace of thefe Kingdoms, and a happy Agreement between the Subjects of all Perfualions, might have been fettled ; but thefe Evil Counfellors have put fuch ill Con-ftrudtions on our good Intentions, that they have endeavoured to alienate the King more and more from us; as if We had defigned to have dillurbed the Quiet [and Happi-nefs of the Kingdom. 18. The laft and greater Remedy for all thofe Evils, is the CaL'ing of a Parliament, for fecuring the Nation againfr. the evil Practices of thofe wicked Counfellors; but this could r.ot be yet comparted, nor can it be eafily brought about. For thofe Men apprehending, that a Lawful Parliament being once aflembled, they would b: brought to an account for all their open Violation of Law, and for their Plots and Confpiracies againft the Proteftant Religion, arid the Lives, and Liberties of their Subjects, they have endeavoured, under the fpecioos Pretence of Liberty