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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - December 21, 1845, London, Middlesex The General Numb. ^^So^ I- . K S A T tt R D A Y, t) e c e m b e, r 21, 1745- Dealy Dtcemher 19, (AMEidoWn fife Ml-Sait iPHv^tett t^jpit. Bicker i Amfericiii, Jdhhs ; 'and, Brack AaHfej I5utiiefifti^e� fdt , Bdildn. AMvki Ytm6^ After-i ftodn hfeNfdjefty'i Shibs Mofisnddilh, 'ted FaulklaH Witit ok Of the French Eaft.lndia Shifsj ffie^ Mary,-JefFery, from Jamaica; Neptune, Irons i ,and Dplight, Gam-ford, from Carolina. Remam the Men of War^ as in my M. WmdS.S.W. Grave/en J, Dee. 19. Pafs'd by Norton, Serell, from Guernzey j and Ferrit, from Jamiici. PlymoiUhf t>tc. 17. Sail'd Momaout-h amd Faulkknd Men of War. Came in the Biddy of London,- for Antigua, who was taken the 24th uk. by � French Priv%teer; but re-takea th^ 266h by the Fauikland. Dartmottth, t>ec. 17. Sail'd the Charming,Molly TVan-fporf, from St. Miloes- for Portfiiiouth j f he benjamin of Newfoundland, for SouChampton ; alfo Ins Majeliy's Ship S-anderland, Capt. Bretf> for Portfrnouth; Came in four Brothers, Hilbs, from BoufdeauXv fbr Amftgr.qlami Weymoathf Dte. 18. failed die Chobnondcly Cultom-JioufeSloop, for the Downs; Catherine, Tizard; Sweet Pcggyj ArbuthnotJohn and Martha>- ceere ; and Thomas and Sarah, B>lhop, all for London ; and the Hope, Turner, with Timber fop the Dock at Poitiinouth. Wind W.S.W. Pool, Dec. 18. Sailed the Providence,^ Gourly, for London. Came in Defire, Wills, from Dartmouth ; the Haaover, Pike ; and the Samuel and Hannah', Hart,5?rom Lilbon. TheEfthcr, Hallj afid New-Ranger, Lawfon, are arrived at St. Kitts. The Aulaitaj Dydiir ; abd Jenny, Swain, from London, at Waterford. lU The Laurdl, Gradwell, from Jamaica, at Belfaft. The Dolphin, Bridgwater, from Nevis, at Plymouth. The Two Brothers, -, from Carolina, -at Briltol. The Delight, Gainsford, from Carolina, in the Downs. I'he Prince Frederick, Payne, from Maryland, off Dover. LONDON. From the Account pUWiflied by Authority. AJmiralty-Offiice, Dec. 19. B> Letters jufl arrived from Vice-Admiral Towftfhend,, dated in 'Prince Rupert's'Bay, Dominica, the 8th of November, 1745; there-is ah Account, that the Adiniral, with his'Fleet, being off the Jfland of MartinJco, the 3d of 0/5lober,' Bad been join'd by the Woolwich and Peinbroke, with^ t^o'Martinico Ships, (one of them a Letter of'Maftjue Ship of 16 Guns) the Captaki whefeof took the Pembroke for a fmaller Ship-than (he was, fifed fefi^erit'Eroadfides ^ her, and the Pcmbrflke in .Return fired into her, and killed the Captam and laof-his Men, and^ot-away his Mizen-maft by the ^rd, on which ftie Ilruck, The whole Number of Men taken Prifoners' on Board the two Prizes were 95. In thVMoming of the 22d of Oftdb^r, the Vice-Admiral bfeing.clbfe under ^he North End of the'Iflahd, fa# Jome Sails; to which he gave Chaee; and difcovefed two of them to be French Privateer Sloops, and athir(fa Prize which they had t^ken, laden with Provrfions f?5m' Dubiih: The Vice-'Admirarretook thislail, and funk one of the others. Ontha 3 jft about Seven in the Evening, he Hifcdvcfd 40 Sail of French Ships coming rcund the Sbiifh'Ehd of iljMartinico, dofe under the Shore, which hefteihm'd with, and foon drew near enough to mdce them. Five' or fix appeared to be large Shrps, whereupon the Admiral formed the Lwe of Battle. But finding their Commodore ehdea-,vour to avoid him, he hauled down the Signal for the Line, ordered a geieral Chace, aid purfued the Ehemy with all the'Expeditidn poffible, whfcli fucceerfe^fo weH, that fevpral of the French Ships, -were driven to Leeward, i ,and taken up by thofe of hfs' Majefty*s' Squadron. Vice-Admiral Townfhend contina�l to puriuethe'Menof War, and one of them, called the Ruby, carrying awjiy her Top-maft, the Lenox got nearenough to exehangfe fome Broadfi^s, and forced her on Shore into a fandy Bay, under a Fortification on the South Side. The Commodore, which was called the M^nanimous, of 80 Guns, with great Difficulty got under the Prbteftion of Fort Royal and a ,Battery of 40 Gang on tjie bppofite Shore j but being in�great Hiirry and Confufion, ran- a-ground, where hd lay 48 Hours, and in ^ Opinioii of every Body, rauft have received confiderable Damage. The relt of the Day was fpent in. cutting.their,!rradQ out, and burnipgand deftroying them. Fifteen were taken that Afternoon, and three burnt, knd fome bulged upon the RocksThs next Morning the Vicfe-Admiral brder'd the Dr^nottght and Ipfwich in, to attempt the 60 Gun hip whi^h lay a-ihore: They fiicd feme ^rOadfides at Jier, but finding the Shot did lio Execofidn; quitfed thie Enterprize as inipra�iiT cable. The next foipe of the Trad6 Haying fifeltdred themfelvfes under thb Shore, the Vi