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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - December 17, 1846, London, Middlesex The General Advertifer. WEDNESDAY, December 17, 1746. ___* i.-i 1 ,i:_-_ '  11 -  - ' 1 Deal, December^ 9. IAME down his - Majefty's Ship the Swift, and the Furnace Bomb ; alfothe Rochefter, Hut-chifon ; and Bake of Cumberland, Hook, for Oporto ; Dnke of Dorfet, >Ci�marty, for Antigua ; New-England Gaily, An-ttell, for Gibraltar ; Elizabeth, Caftell, fcr-Falmouth ; King of Portugal, Hughes, for Lrfbon:; and remain with the Men of War, and Outward-boand, as in ray laft. Wind Weft. The Achilles, Holman, from Dartmouth, is arrived at Newfoundland. The Succefs, Carr, from Bpfton, at Jamaica. The Sarah, Donaldfon, from Virginia to London is put into Bolton, and is there cohdemn'd, L O N DON. Ths Fortifications in Provence, which the French call their Frontier Places, are at this Time Seven in Number ; viz. Sifteron, Entrevaux, Antibes, the Ifleof St. Marguerite and St. Honorat, St. Tropez, Toulon and Mar- l'eilles. Sifteron is fituate upon the Conflux of the Durance and Buech, near the Borders of Dauphiny. It. was formerly thought a Place- of Strength; but fuffered much" in'*the Civil Wars under Charles IX. when the Prateftants arming in Defence of their Lives and Liberties, held it out a long Time againft the Count de Tende, in the Year 1562. The prelent Works are after the Ancient Manner, except in the Citadel, which hath fome Modern Baftions, and a very advantagiousSituation ; but is capable of making little Defence againft an Amny with Cannon. Entrevaux, diflant fourteen Leagues almoft. Eaft from Sifteron, is a fmall Fortrefs on the Varo ; but fo high in tlfe Mountains as to be no Impediment to the PaiTage of that River from the County of Nizza. The Overflowing of this rapid River having deftroyed the Epifcopal City of Glandeves, which Hood on the other Side of it, Entrevaux, which Hands on much higher Ground, is new the Refidence of the Bifhop. It has a Caille on a veiy advan-tagious Eminence above the'Town. The Weftern and Northers Sides of Antibes towards trie Land are fortified with Baftions, Curtains, and Ravelins. The Port, which lies to the Eaft, opens between a Mole on the South, and a Fort on the North. The South of the Town is warned by the Mediterranean. This is the firft Sea-port in France towards Italy, and eftcemed a Place of fome Strength. Three Leagues from Antibes, and about a League from the Coaft, lie the Iflands of St. Marguerite and St. Honorat, the firft of which has three Modern Forts, and the latter an old Abbey, which ferves for a Cattle. Fort Royal in St. Marguerite, has five Regular Baftions, which however could make no long Refiftance againft our Men of War. Thefe Iflands are otherwise called the Ifles des Le rins. St. Tropez, nine Leagues further to the Weft, lies on the South of a fpacious Bay, in which feveral Spanifh Gal-lies were burnt fince the prefent War begun. The Walls of the Town are of no Consideration ; out the Citadel, landing to the Eaft of it on a good Elevation, is well fortified, and has ufually a good Garrifon. Continuing along the Coaft from St. Tropez thirteen Leagues more brings us to Toulon, a Royal Harbour and Magazine. This Place has from Art all the Advantages thai can be given it for Defence towards the Land; but Nature has left it expofed to be attacked with Saccefs from two neighbouring Hills.On the Sea fide it is almoft impregnable. The Harbour enters from the South, and is lined for a good Way on both Sides with Forts and Batteries. At the Bottom of the Harbour lies the Town, and its two Ports, the New and the Old, enclofed, as it were, within the Works. In the New Port, to the Welt, lie the Men of War, and in the Old Port, more Eaftward, and much lefs than the former the Merchant Ships ride in Safety. Twelve Leagues from Toulon, we corse to Marseilles, a City of great Antiquity, always famous for Trade arid Power, and now the molt confid�rable -French Emporium in the Mediterranenn. The Port for the King's Gallies enters from the Weft, and runs up into the Heart of the Town, which is fortified with, Baftides, or ftiort and broad Baftions. Here is a good Citadel, in which, perhaps, con-filts the chief Strength the Place. It was built under Lewis XIV. who erefte'd here an Academy of Sciences. ; ~] �>.;' Frjjm the London'Gazejtte.' . , i Stockholm, ^ 8, On Saturday Uft "Baron Korff, the Ruffian. Ambaffad,or, Audience of the Hrince Suc-ceflor, in which1 j&e delivered to his Royal Highnefs a Let� ter from th'e; EmpieJs.of .Ruffia, containing fome friendly Reptefehtations. ^The'fame Ruffiari AjaabaffadOr had-alfo; on Thurfday Evening laft, an Audience, of the King of Sweden. hambourg, Dec. 6. Captain Rpwzier, in his Britannick Majefty's Sloop the-Swallow, is arrived in this River, after having feen xjoe Ship,into the Texel, two into the Wefer, arid three into the Elbe. ' Hambourg, The Marquefs del Puerto fet out from hence the Day before Yefterday for his Embaffy to the Hague. By Advices from Aix in Provence, there would remain with, the French Army, of which the* Mar-fhal Belleifle is to take the Command, twelve effective Battalions of Spanifh.Troops, and the Infant Don Philip expected a Reinforcement.of 1200O Men. Their Poltfh Majefties intended to leave Warfaw as on the 1 zth Inftant, and the Princeffes were to follow them to Drefden on the 14th. Whitehall, Dec. 13. The King has:been pleafed to grant unto Thomas Graham, Efq; the Office of Receiver of all the Duties {payable upon Wines, Brandy, Spirits, Rum, Mum, Cyder, Metheglin, Beer, Ale, and other LiquoTS, Sugar, Indigo, Tobacco, and Cawcaw imported orjo be imported into the Ifland of Jamaica ; and alfo of the Duty of Tonnage upon Shipping there, and of all the Duties payable for Licences to fell or retail any ftrong Liquors in any Part of the faid Ifland ; and alfo of the Qdit-rents, Fines, Forfeitures, and Efcheats^ happening or becoming due or payable to his Majefty, h's Heirs or Succeflbrs, in the room of* Murray Crymble, Efq; deceas'd. Whitebait Dec. 16. His Majefty has been pleafed to order his f Conge d'Ejire to the Dean and Chapter of his Cathedral Church of. Exeter, empowering them to elect, a Bifliop of that See, the fame being now void by the Death of Dr. Nicholas Clagett ; as alfo a Letter to 'the faid Dean and Chapter, recommending George Laving-ton, Doctor of Laws,.one of His Majefty's Chaplains-, in Ordinary, and Canon Refidentiary of his Cathedral Church of St. Paul, to be by them elected Bifliop thereof. Jtlmirahy-Office, Dec. 16. Captain Webb, Commander of his Majefty's Ship the Surprize, being on a * Cruize on the Coaft of Suffex on the 12th Inftant, faw two Sail, to which he gave Chace, and found one of them to be � French Privateer, and the other an Englifh Merchant Ship, called the Jenny, from St. Chriftopher's, which the Privateer was in Chace of} but upon Captain Webb's coming up with the Privateer fhe (truck, and proves to be the La Learette belonging to Dieppe*, of fix Carriage and fix Swivel Guns, and Fifty Men. Letter from New York, dated Nov. 3. ' Laft Week came in here an Englifh Prize Sloop, retaken by the Caftor and Pollux Privateers off Cape Francois, from the famous Don Pedro de Arachochia, who took her off Bermudas, to which Place fhe belong'd. There were nine Spaniards and two Englifh on board when they re-took her. She is laden with Rum, Sugar, and Salt, and was order'd to the Havannah. � We learn from Albany> that as the Forces were marching frem thence, on their way to Carrying-place, which is about 18 Miles from that City, oneDelamont a Waggoner, lagging a little behind the others, was fet upon, fh�t, and fcalp'd by the Indians; who got off before the Murder was difcover'd.' Letter from Dover, Dec. 15. � This Day arrived the Carteret, Stephenfon, from Ja-' maica, who parted with the Fleet foon after they got c through the Windward Paffage; about a Month ago he ' faw 1 3 Sail of Ships in the Latitude of Bermudas, which ' he fuppos'd to be Part of the faid Fleet; fince which ' Time, he never faw a Sail till he came thus far up the � Channel.' By the Jenny, Capt. Davldfon, arrived at Deal, from St. Chriftophers, there are Letters to the 15th of November ; by them is confirm'd the Account of feveral Privateers belonging to Martinico, being taken by Capt.Dennis, in the Rhode Ifland Privateer. And alfo certain Advice that the LeoftofF Privateer, Capt. Fielding, of London, was arrived at Barbadoes from a Cruize; and as all the Men of War on that Station, were gone to Antigua with the Trade, the French Privateers had the Infolence to take feveral Pr.zes in fight of Barbadoes; which induced the AfFembly of that Ifland to Contract with Captain Fiald-� ing, for a Cruize of 12 Days, to the Windward of that Ifland, for 500 J. Sterling; in which Cruize he'took or funk five of the Enemy's Privateers.  Laft Night a Qrand Council was held at the Cockpit Whitehall, on Affair* of Importance. Next Thurfday the Third Troop of Horfe-Guards srre to be muftered in HydeiPark" Major General Hamilton's Dragoons are ordered or. the Irifll Eftablifliment. yefterday Sir Edwafd Turner, Bart. Member of Parliament, for Great B'edwin in Wiltfhirek fet out from his Houle in Hanover-fquare,l/or his Seat in - As did alfo divers other Members of Parliament for their refpective' Seats 'till after the Chriltfnafs Holidays. We hear, that William Perry, Efq; Lord Lieuten3hti and Cutlos Rotulorum of the County tf Radnor, intends to offer himfelf as a Candidate to reprefent that County at the next General Election. We hear that the Lords of the Admisalty have been pleafed to appoint the Hon. Au^uftus Hervey, Brother to the Loid Hervey, to be Captain of trie Supeibe Man of War, a fixty Gun Ship. On Sunday laft Thomas Walton, Efq ; a Gent*cman of a large Fortune iM Efrex, was married to Mil's Arine Brooks of lllford, a very agreeable young Lad)', with a large Fortune. Yefterday Mr. Salt of the Inner Temple was married to Mifs Benfon, of Surry-ftreet in the Strand. This Day is to be married Mr. Mofes Mendes, to the Eldeft Daughter of Mr. James Mendes, ah eminent Merchant of this City and after the Ceremony they are to fet out for Mrtcham in Surry, Yefterday the Court fat at St. Margarets-hill, South-wark, where the Right Hon. the' Lord Chief-Juftice Wille's, the Hon. Mt. Baron' Reynolds, and the Hon. Mr. Juftice Abney were prefent, when Alexander Grant was to the Bar, and the Indictment being read, the Attorney General acqua:nted the Court and the Jury, that he was informed the Prifoner was one of thole who came in and laid down his Armsj upon the Duke of Cumberland's Proclamation fjr that purpofe, and defired he might be acquitted, which was accordingly done. And George Law, MiniHer of a Nonjuring Meeting at Aberdeen, andChaplaih to Stoneywood's Regiment in thtf Rebel Army, was acquitted, after a long Trial. The Grand Jury found Bills of ihdictine^OTr 'ftigh Treafon againit Henry Moir^ Robert Moq^A1ex�c^de^, Mackenzie, James Stormouth, &nd C&e&s? Oiipi>|nt, whofe T"'als were put off to the 19th them time to get their Witneffes. Then the Court adjeurned till To-morrow*-/"! 9 o'clock. *p Yefterday one of his Majefty's Meflerrgers caflpi New Goal in Southward with a free Pardon fo: George Abernethy, who was found guilty of Hi^_ Ton on the 15th ofNovemberj and took hinTawaJF Hackney Coach. His Royal Highnefs the Duke has been pleafed ttjap point Mr. Carey, one of his Footmen, to be his Porter at St. James's. A few Days fince died Major Jones, of thi Firft Regiment of his Majefty's Foot Guards. By a Letter from Bath we hear, that Mrs. Hamilton, who was terribly burnt fome Time ago, was then alive, and might probably live, notwithstanding they were obliged to cut off one of -her Breafts. The Method they took to preferve her, was by directly killing a Sheep, and wrapping her in the warm Skin. On Monday lait died Mr. Haynes* a Mafter Builder, of eonfiderable Fortune. The fame Day died, at his Houfe in Coney Court in GrayVlnn, Mr. Noye.c, a Perriwig-maker .of very great Bufinefs. Yefterday a Soldier� being difgui&d in Liquor, going up the Ladder to go orer the New Bridge at Weftminfler, fell from the Top, by which Accident he fractured his Skull, and was fo terribly bruis'd that he was carried to the Infirmary in James-itreet; but his Life is defpair'd of. Soon after a Carpenter going up the faid Ladder, was turn'd off by one of the Labourers, and had his Leg broke, and was carried to the fame Infirmary. NoPerfon will be admitted to go over for the future, till the Bridge is nnifla'd, by reafon they annoy the-Workmen. On Sunday NighrJa Gentleman driving a Chaife and a Pair of Horfes from^Chelfea, the Horf� took fright and run into the Thames, and both Horfes were drown'd, but by Boats putting off the Gentleman was fav'd.  '-^ Yefterday Numbers 44,500, 15,923,38,156, and ; were drawn Priocs-of 1000-L.e�cfav y$i*-2>$t$-Q9,-$o� 1. each ; and 33,618,1,845,4,233, 20,227, 3o.3B6> 4$>9*5i 34,695, and 9,910 were drawn Prizesof 100 1. each. ADV h RT IS I:= M V. 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