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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - December 20, 1846, London, Middlesex The General Advertife: Numb. 3792. SATURDAY, December 20, 1746. Baker, from Bilboa Plymouth, Dec. 15. Deal, December 18. 11 S Majefty's Ships Dragon and Centaur, Porcupine and Hound Sloops, and Furnace Bomb; with all the Outward-bound, are getting under fail. Remain his Majefty's Sloop the Swan. Wind N.N.W. Grave/end, Dec. 18. Pafs'd by St. Paul, Hamilton, from Virginia ; the Cornelius and Cooper, Carteret, Stephens, from Jamaica. *v.......----. j. Sailed the Winchelfea and Succef3 Men of War with mod of the homeward-bound Ships under their Convoy ; and in the Evening failed theTorring-ton Man of War, with the reft; but by fome Accident flie was on Shore, and (ir'd Guns of Diftrefs all Night; by which means fix of the Veflels (till remain here with her, and (he is now got off. Came in the Eagle Man of War, and the Intrepide Privateer, which was taken fome time ago, and has been fince in Ireland. Admiral Anion, with his Flegt, confifting of 10 Sail, were well off Ufhant on Friday laft. Wind S.W. Dartmouth, Dec. 16. This Day came in the Firebrand of Exon, Potter, from South Carolina for London. She was very near being taken by a large French Privateer, who gave him two Broadfides clofe to the Start Point, and might have taken her, if (he had ventur'd nearer the Land. We continually hear of Privateers on this Coaft, moftly Ships of Force. The Rebecca, Baker, from Newfoundland, is arrived at Dartmouth in 14 Days. The Levant, Hampton, from London at Leghojn, in 18 Days. The Clarendon, Cropton, from Jamaica, in the Downs. The Refolution, Crawford, from ditto, at Galway. TheMelly, Slade, from Newfoundland at Pool, in 17 Days. The Phaenix, Honour, from Jamaica, in the Downs. Late lajt Night were delivered the firji and tafl of the Four Mails due from Holland, which contained the folio wing Particulars. Ptterfburg, Dec. 4. TheEmprefs has thought proper to reftrain within certain Bounds, the Liberty which the Englifh Merchants had obtained of Trading into Perfia by the Ruffian Caravans. They are allowed, for the future, to make ufe of thofe Caravans only for the Goods that they want from Perfia, and not to fend thither the Effects and Productions from their own Country. We learn from Circumftances, that the utmoft Care will be taken, in the Peace bepreen the Grand Signor and Kouli Kan, not to enter intoany Engagements that may be in the leaft prejudicial to RufHa. Marfeilles, Dec. 9, The different Communities of Provence, of which the Auftr ans have taken Pofleffion, having offered to furnifh thofe Troops with all the Wood they have Occafion for, General Brown has published an Order, prohibiting every Soldier, under Pain of Death, to cut down an Olive-Tree. The Enemy, at their Entrance into theCountry, caufed great Confternation, by burning the Tpwn of St. Laurence, the Village of Cogne, and 0-ther neighbouring Villages: But they did no Damage at Vence or Grafle, thofe Cities agreeing to pay them Contributions, the iirft of 6000, and the fecond of 7000 Crowns. Many of the Nobility, who paid (heir Part of the Contributions, obtained Safeguards for their Caftles and Manor Seats. Aix in Pro-vena, Dee. to. Marflial Belleifle has quitted the Neighbourhood of Bagnols, and marched with his Ar my to the River d'Argent, in order to facilitate the Junction of the firft and fecond Divifion of Reinforcements that are coming to join him. Gen�al Brown's Army having palTed the Ciaghe, marched forwards to Draguig-nan, where it encamped the 20th Inftant. That Town* has alfo been obliged to pay a Contribution to the Enemy. Marfhal Belleifle expects, that by the 18th he (hall have all the Reinforcements arrived, that he expects. This General propofes then to meet the Auftrian Army, and give it Battle. The Spanifh Troops continue to be encamped near Maximin. Some of their Reinforcements are already arrived, and the reft are marching with all Diligence. Nice, Die. 8. The King of Sardinia is entirely aut of Danger. His Majefty received the Day before Yefterday a Courier out of Provence, with Advice, that the Body of Troops which have block'd up Antibes, have made them-" felves Mailers of the Fort of our Lady de la Garde ; and that General Brown's Army is advancing up the Country. Yefterday the King received a fecond Courier, by which the General advifes that his Troops had got pofleffion of Frejus and Draguignan, and that he was going towards the Argens, in order to march to Aix and Marfeilles. Within two Days paft 3000 Cavalry have been fent over the Varo. Vienna, Dec. 17. The Conferences continue to be very frequent at Court, and the Minifters of Ruffia, Great-Btitain, Portugal, and the United Provinces, are often prefent at them. A Refolution has been taken to fend another Reinforcement of Imperial Troops into Italy, and to redouble the Efforts in Provence, to oblige the Court of Verfailles to a-general and reafonable Accommodation. The News of a Peace between the Ottoman Porte and Perfia is attended with fo many Circumftances, that we begin to believe it. Mr. Porter, the Britifh Miniiler, who is going to the Porte, fet out Poft laft Tuefday for Constantinople. . The Pope has renewed his Interceffion for the Re-publick of Genoa, and tho' the Emprefs is very much in-clin'd to give Ear to the Inftances that have been made 00 her from feveral Courts, we imagine that this will not be done in a manner agreeable to the Republick, btcaufe Prudence requires, that we (hould firft know the Succefs of the Expedition into Provence." Her Imperial Majefty's Plea-lure has been fignified to the Magiftracy of that Capital, that they (hall grant no more Freedom to any but the natural-born Snbjects of the Houfe of Auftria, and that the Bavarians, Palatines and Sileflans, fubject to the King of Pruffia, (hall be peculiarly excepted, becaufe in their Countries, all Perlons born under the Auitrian Dominion are excluded the fame Privilege. Paris, Nov. 23. We are told, that the Clergy have of-fer'd 1 c,ooo,ooo to the King. We are no longer furpriz'd at the Progrefs of the Auunans in Provence, fince we have heard, that M. Belleifle has written to the Court, that he found the Army in a very bad Condition, not amounting to more than 25,000 Men, including the 18 Battalion* which have already joined him. The Duke d'Anville's Fleet, at leaft, what remains of it, is got into Breft. There is a Talk, that the Englifh have attempted a De-fcent, without Succefs, upon the Coaft of St. Valory. Laft Week a General Court was held by the India Company, when the Payment of a Part of, the Dividend due upei the Actions was taken into Cbnftderation ; but no final Refolution was taken, the Company, as we are a fibred', not having fufficient Funds to pay what was propofed. Not-withftanding this, Means have been found to raife the Actions to 1315 Livres. 1 Utrecht, Dec. 26. According to Letters from Nice, dated the 9th, 12 of Admiral Medley's Squadron were before Antibes, to favour by Sea the Attack making by Land. The Vivacity with which this double Attack is carried on, makes it doubtful whether the Place can hold out long. Hague, Dec. 27. The Council of State is to repair in a Body To-morrow or next Day to the Aflembly of the States-General, in order to deliver, according to Annual Cuftom, the General Petition and State of the War for the Year 1747. M. Trevor, who has refided here as Envo] J Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from his Britannick Majefty, has prefented his Letter of Revocation, and a Memorial, in which he takes Leave of their High Mighti-neffes. The ufual Prefent will be foon given to him, and, we hear, that he will fet out for London next Month. A Courier has paired here, frem Lifbonin his Way to Vienna. The Duke of Cumberland was fplendidly entertained on Friday by Madame de Duyvenvoorde, when the Company' was very numerous and brilliant : And on Saturday his Royal Highnefs fupp'd with M. Van Kreuningen," who' alfo invited Field Marfhal Bathiani, and other Perfbns of the iirft Diftinction. LONDON. The Garrifon of Tortona, confifting of Spanifh and Neapolitan Troops, having engaged by their Capitulation not to Ferve for a Year, they, arc qa their Return for their refpedtive Countries. ; .- According to the Letters from Copenhagen, it is not yet known that^any Progrefjftas been made m theSubftdy' Treaty propofed, by the Britifh Mimfler, the Abbe de la Maire keeping clofe to the Court, and endeavouring all inr keep hisDanijh Majefty- in the Syltem of Neutrality embrae'd by his Father, � "' Letters rrorrPParis fay, that tKe King of Sardinia has been feyerery threatned both by the 'French and Spanifh, Courts, in order to make him withdraw his Forces out of Provence ; but they do not pretend, to tell us that thefe Threats have had any Effect in altering the Refolution of his Sardinian Majefty. Ex trail of a Letter from Doivnpatrick, in Ireland. ' The Merchant of Killough, Edward Doran Mailer^ boundfrom DantzItK to Newry, laden with Pot-Afhes, was taken upon the Coall of Norway in October lalL by a French Privateer, who took out the' Matter and Crew except two Hands, and put fix Frenchmen on board, with Orders to bring her to. France. The Priva.-teer loon after efpied another Ship to whom (he'gave Chace, but having a great many Prisoners on board and her Crew being leflened by manning the many Prizes flip had already taken, and chancing to meet a Neutral Ship from Norway in her Way, the Fiench Captain put fpme of his Prifoncrs on board,' among whom was Capt. Doran and Crew. A Day or two after Doran efpied his own Snip again ; upon which he npplied to t:jke the Helm, which being granted, he edged towards Lis own Ship, and came up uith her, he then made a Party among the Prifoners to affiit htm to board her, and borrowed a Muiket and Blunderbuis, which were all the Arms they had ; he charged the Blunderbufs and fired at his own ;hip thro' an empty Tar-Barrel to make the greater Report, and then called out to the Frenchmen tb ltrike or he would fink them, and, a: the farce Time, run alongfide her, when Capt. Doran with four other Men, jumped onboard, fecured the fix Frenchmen, and after a fatiguing Voyage of Ten Days, being fnort of Provi-fions, and having but (even Hands, including Boys, to guard the fix Frenchmen and work his shir, he arrived in the Highlands, and has now brought his Ship and Cargo fafe into Killough.' On Tuefday next his Majefty will go to the Houfe of Peers, and give the Royal Aftent to1 fuch Bills as are ready. Letters from Cape Breton, of the 6th of November (ay, that very large Snows were falling when the Lexers came away. Yefterday the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor held a Wardmote at St. Catherine Cree-Church, for the Election of an Alderman for Aldgate Ward, in the room of James Hey-wood, Efq; when the following Perfons were put in Nomination, viz. Sir William itomith, Knt. Thomas Page, Efq; and Thomas Chitty, Efq? On holding up of Hands Sir William Smith was declared, but a Poll was demanded in favour of Mr. Page, which was begun immediately,. irii>�o-"elc6ng the Book* the-former had a Majority "of iz, whereup- n he Was declared duly Elected. Yefterday died, at his Houfe in Red-Lion Square, aged near 80, the Right Hon. the Lord Fortefcue of the Kingdom of-IrelarttJ, who was for many Years one of the Judges of the Court of ComiBOB-Pkasin. England ; but resigned that Place a few Months fince. The fame Day died, after a long Illnefs, Sir Robert Willimot, Knt. Alderman of Limetfreet Ward, Representative of this City in the laft Parliament, and Lord-Mayor in the Year 1743. Mr. Grofvenor, jun. an eminent Stationer in Leaden-hall Street; and Mr. Whitacre, an eminent Tobacco Merchant in Lime-ftreet, are talk'd of to fucceed him as Alderman of that Ward. This Day his Grace Duke Hamilton will fet out for ^ritrfisTap&ate: ------ *** - ~~' ~* - On Friday Night as a Servant belonging to � . *-Mor-rice Efq; in Berkley-fquare was coming home, he was at-tack'd on Hay-hill by two Foot-pads, who robb'd him of his; Watch, and 40 s. in Money, and got off with their B&ty. 'i> It is obfervable in a Paragragh of an Evening Paper of ' laft Thurfday, where two Facts are .averted, viz. (That his Majefty was not at the Opera-Houfe laft Vear, nor this) that only One of thofe Facts mould be abfolutely. falfe. The Sufannah, Keting, bound from Virginia to Bidde-ford, foundered off the Capes of Virginia \ but the Crew were fav'd. The Three Friends, Allen, from Barbadoes, is arrived at Leverpool; who brings Advice, that the Content, Hud-fon, from.Lancafter to Barbadoes, was laidy taken off the IfLnd, by a French Privateer. The Tartar Man of "War, Capt. Ward, lately arrived from Carolina, came up the River on Thurfday laft, The l'Amiable Marie, from Bayonne to St. Domingo, is taken by the Lyon Man of War, and carried into Km-fale. � > Yefterday Number .8,985, was drawn a Prize of 2000 I. and 49,3�2, of 1000 1. and 36,202, 4,903, 49,147, of 100 1. each. High-Water this Day at London-Bridge, at 29 after 4. ADVERTISF.MRNTS are taken in for this Paper, >* Lloyd's Coffek-House, hi Lombard-Street. ;