General Advertiser Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 4

About General Advertiser

  • Publication Name: General Advertiser
  • Location: London, Middlesex
  • Pages Available: 8,378
  • Years Available: 1744 - 1850
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : General Advertiser, February 07, 1745

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

General Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 7, 1845, London, Middlesex vertifer. Numb. 3�,�i�... ] F R ID JA Y, ' F.BtBR u a r y 7, 1745-6 { I t Deal} February $l ' . \ (khlii Yenerday after Poft hisj M^efty> Ship H^pgs,'Comrib-i .dore-Knowles, with the,Sy*eirand Vulctn.\ Arriv'd his Majetty's ShSp! Salamander from' a Crqize; and; renrain, Jwith hist -Majefty'* Ships! Prinoefi Louifa, ' Admiral Maya j 5 Defiance,' Ruby* Norwich, Alary j Gaily, ;Hornet, smi Hirkm^broke; Sloops 1 a Dutch Man of War,- and the Duke of Bedford; Privateer. Wind N.B.byN,~~ - - - - " " Gravtftnd, Feb. 5. Paftd;by, Weftmqreland, Brown,| from Jamaica ; Friendfhip, Murray, from Virginuramdi JanveriDj Backerill, from Barbadoes. ^ \ ' ' \ Plymouth, Feb. 2. Sine* my laft came in? his Majefty's \ Ship the Captain, Capt. Legg, from Portfmouth 1 the Li- \ sard Snow, from ditto. Came in alfo his Majesty's Ship' the Faulkland, from the Downs j the Three Friends of f Leverpool, Allen, from Barbadoes, for London, in feven | Weeks Paffagew' This Day came in his Majefty's 'Ships f the Monmouth, Capt. Harrifon ;n, Jan. 22* We have'an Article of News from Genoa, which islook'd upon to be true only by thofe who wifh it fo. It is, that there has been an Action, near Ajaccio, between the Corficans that are true to the Repubr lick, and the Malecontents that had advanced thither, that the latter had been defeated, having a great many kill'd, wounded and taken Prifoners; that a Veffel from Ca-praia had taken another, laden with Wine, and failing under the Colours of Baftiaj that Commiflary- General Mari had caufeda new Fort to be erected at Calvi, and furnifh'd it with Artillery, in older to fruftrate the Attempts of the Englifli; and that he was well provided with all Neceffaries, Thefe Advices add, that three Catalan Barks had arrived at Genoa, having on board 600 Spaniards, and 2000 Barrels of Powder ; that 3000 Men of the fame Nation were alfo arrived .at Nice, the Cavalry being likewife expected by Land ; and that to make Room for thefe, a good Number of French were upon the March from Nice for Genoa. ' ' Vienna, Jan. 20. Orders have been fent to feveral Generals, and a good Number of Regiments to repair imo Hungary; but is not certainly known on what Occafioa. There are People however who fey, that frefh Troubles are spprehendedon .thai Side. L O N D O N, From the London Gazette. ' Whitehall, Feb. 6. Late* laft Night another Exprefs Arrived from,his Royal Highnefs (he Duke of Cumberland, with Letters dated Stirling, February 2, giving �n Account, that his Royal Highnefs arrived there at One o'Clock that Afternoon, without meeting the lealt Obstacle or Refiftance, a* Brigadier Mordaunt had alfo done the Night beforeibut too hip. to purfue the Rebels. Their precipitate Flight is not to be defcribed: They were all' to be at Perth the 2d ; where, as their own Men declare, they would not ftay for his Royal Highnafs to come up to them. When the Rebels heard that his Royal Highnefs, Vfas got to Linlithgow, they held a Council, and drew Qut their Men, declaring, that they would meet him; but as foon as the Baggage and the Cannon they lately took were moved off, they fold the Country People, that they were going to meet a Reinforcement ; but that, as they could not carry away all their Plunder, they would the Rebels -attempted to fet' Fwe to |the Magazine, ;Jbut fortunately the/firft Train miffed,: fb that feveral efca'ped ; but the Second was fo foon fired,, that many poor People were blown up, and buried m the Ruins. � -. After the! Rebels had crofted the Forth, many of the Leaders tojd their Men to fhift for themfelVes;" They talk publicklyJ-of going from Perth to Dundee, and fo on to Montrofe ; and his RoyalHighnefs,,has fent proper Orders to Rear Admiral Byng to prevent their getting off...  :\7,-- As foon as his;Royal Highnefs can get the Bridge at Stirling mended, he will follow to Perth, and fo on whilft the Rebels fen)am in a Body. About twenty of their Sick fiavfc been taken at Stirling ; and Captain Fitzgerald, of Monro's Regiment, and an Enfign of Lee's, are re-taken. His Royal Highnefs is pleafed to commend extremely the Behaviour of Major General Blakeney, who, by his Conduct, as well as Courage, has faved the Caftle of "Stirling, which; is a Place of the greateft Importance, from falling into the Hands of the Rebels. The Caftle would have held out, but the Provisions and Firing were almoft confumed. i TLxtraSLof a Letter from a Captain of one of his Majffifs Sloops ; dated from Barrowftonefs, Jan. 27. ' The Reafon you have not heard from me, fince I have * been in the North, is, becaufe I have been always at Sea, fr and at my RetmnwasQrder'ii up the Firth of Edinburgh, * to pre vent the Rebels crolling from fide to fide ; and at ' my Arrival off the Town of Airtrr, whofe People are all. � in the Pretender's Service, I found 300 Rebels,- who r Had feiz'd a Brig the Day before I came there, and, car-� ried her up-to the Town 'of Allowa, a Place on the .�_ North,.; about two Miles above the former. She was in- * tended to havercrofs'd *with their Cannon, in order to ' 'barker terling-Caftle j and to fecure her pafling, -the. � Rebels open'd a Battery at Airth, within Maflcet Shot ' of my Ship, the very Morning after I got up there it * was quite unexpected, till about 9 b'Clock they began to � play upon me, and you know a Sloop is not at all de- * ' jfign'd for pattering; but however Itgot a fpring upon my ' Cable as foon as poiEble, and teturn'd their Compliment. ' In about three Hours we difmdunted two of their '. three Guns, and kill'd theii Principal Engineer, and 16 ' others. ,My Fife drove them all out of the Town, and j � then I went in my Boats, and burnt three Ships that . ' were' in their Pofiefiion, but wiUi great Hazard; for they ' lay within a Lake that leads op to the Town, and they ' had thrown op a Trench for Small Arms on both Sides; and while we were fetting fire to them, they kept con-' tinual firing Piatbons at us. Ail this would pot do, for , * we made an End of their Ships. The next Day they ! * remounted theit Guns, and got two more from Fal-� kirk, where the Body of the Army lay, which is about * two Miles Eaft of this, "which made them five in all; ^and the next Morning they carried them to Elphinftone, ' which is a Point about a Mile above Airth, on the fame ' Side, and there open'd a fecond Battery to prevent ,nny -* pafling up to Allowa, where the Brig, wa^, that had the � Cannon on Board, in order for paffing over to batter �� Stirling-Caftle, 1 �� This'very Day an Officer of Blakeney's Regiment � came up, iwith 300 of the King's Men in order to fur-' prize the Rebels in the Night, but that would not take ' at all, and the faid Officer and I foon agreed to act in ' Concert, in any thing that mould be found conducive to * his Majefty's Service. We agreed the firft thing that was � to be done, was, to get Poffeffion of the Battery at El- < phinfton, and, in order to do that, was, that we mould < go up and difmouat the Guns, if poffible, and then he ' was to land his Men, and I was likewife to go on Ihore, < at the Head of 100 Seamen; the next Morning the Ur-' fula arm'd Veffel, under my Command, and felf went 1 up accoidingl/, and brought our Ship within Half Muf- < ket Shot of the Battery, upon which there begana warm ' Fire from both Sides. I likewife difmounted a Gun there � in a Quarter of an Hour, and fome Time after two * more, but by the Time we had engaged three Hours, ' they fhot away the arm'd Ship's Cable, which fet her ' adrift: She was a good deal damaged, and had 11 Men �- very much wounded.  I lay there fome Time after flie was gone, but miffing * her, found it was impoffible to do any farther good,:the ' Tide ebbing very faft, and not being able to lay afloat at * Low-water, came away for Fear of falling a Pre'y to the ' Enemy. My Lofs was three Men kill'd outright, and, ' fix loft their Legs and Arms, and about nine more 4 wounded, and both my Pilots lpft their Legs. -1 The-Lofs ' on the Rebels Side was 46 kill'd, many wouMedij jand * ^nfe of my Men fhot the Duke-c^lPerrntnln*^Kigbi * with a Mufket, out 0/ our Main-top. .  I forgot to tell you, the Night before I fent out my * Boats to reconnoitre them.and they