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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 27, 1746, London, Middlesex The Generd Advertifer. FRIDAY, February 27, 1746-7'. Deak February 25. AILED his Majefty's Sloop the Swan on aCruize. Remain hisMa-jefty's Ship* Greyhound, Lys, I and JFlamborough, the Hound Sloop, and Duke of Cumberland, Kingfton, and Hardwick Privateers. Wind N.byE. Grave/end, Fib, 25. Pafs'd by the Mercury, Garrafon, from Zurickzee ; Catherine Agatha, Gardner, from Campvcre; Robert and Maaha, Johnfon, from Rotterdam. The Wilhelmina, Rofe, fiom Falmouth ; an^ Harder, Eantra, from Yarmouth, arc arrived at Leghorn. The Middlcham, Welfh, from Koningfburgb, at Bcau^ maurice. Yefterday arrived the Mail from Holland. Genoa, Feb. 7. A Felucca from Marfeilles and a Neapolitan Galliot have brought hither eight French Officers, among whom are a Colonel and two Commifiaries, fent from Toulon with a Million in Specie, and Orders to form .Magazines for 6000 Men, who are expected from France, �with c Engineers and 27 Cannoneers. Order feemingly begins ro arife in the Midft of Confufr n, fincc the Dif-truil of the Populace, which drove them to many Ex-ceflcs, diffipates gradually. The General Quarters conti flues at the Palace at Mari, from whence all Orders are if-fued. The Council is compofed of four Deputy Nobles, two of the chief Citizeii.*, two Merchants, two Deputies from the Corporations of Trades, two Advocates, two At-tornies, two Notaries, and fome Deputies from the Valties of Bifagno and ' olfevcra. Hitherto the Auftrians have made no farther Progrefs, tho' they have attempted it in more than one Place. From Count Brown'1 Camp en the Vara, F-b. 10. The Scarcity of Provifion? and Forage augments daily, and our Horfes arr 3!ow--, and that a great deal of B:ood has be.nipiit. This Confufion, which i? faid to be greater than can be imagined, occi-fions every one who walks the Streets to be arm'd, and fajls heavily on the vvrar.;�srs llii! here, who are continually in Danger 01 hwing ihe.r Houfcs pillaged, at fome of them have aleady beer, as ue'l aj feveral Palaces of the Nobility. Btiides rhefe Advice?, there are Com* mat pretend to know the Auftrian-. have actually re-enter'd Genoa, and that Deflation there is earned to the ctmoft: But, tho' it is r.eceiiary to wait thfi Confirmation of fo important a Piece of New:, 'tis eafy to conceive that the X^itj being in fuch Circumllance', the Imperialifts will find no Difficulty in making their Advantages of tnera. Pragur, Feb. 18. All the Troops in this Kingdom and Moravia that have been ordered for the Low-Countries, are in Motion to get thither with all Expedition, the End of March next being the urmoft Time allowed for their Arrival. We are alfo packing up great Quantities oF Cloathing to fend away to the Armies. Vienna, Feb. 1 8, Few Days pafs in. which Couriers do pot either arriv� or fet out, and in which Conferences are Hot held at Coon. It is obferved alfo, that for fome Time paft, Opera,cions of War have been redoubled, and that the Departure of Troops and Neceflar ies is preffed. more than ever. Brujfelj, Feb. 27. Meff. de Chaila and d' Eflrees are. gone to Verfailles, to confult with M. Saxe upon the approaching Operations, and Orders have been given for repairing the Roads to Willebroek, that they may be fit for the Paffage or Artillery and Carriages, by the Beginning of March. Two new Batteries of 6 Guns each, are erecting at Mechlin. The Magitlrates of this City and Antwerp are daily more embarrafs'd with regard to the Milr-tia, which they bave been very unfaiccefsful in raifing, and the French threaten Military Execution upon thofe f laces which have not their Complements by the Time prefcrib'd. According to Letters from Paris, M. Saxe was to fet out as this Day or To-morrow for thefe Provinces. The fame Letters mention an Embarkation of French and Sranifli Troops at Antibes, for the Support of the Genoefc. LONDON. By Letters from Madrid, dated Feb. 7, there is Advice, that General Count Gage* was every Moment expecled there from Barcelona; that the Regular Troops and Recruits, which they were fending to reinforce and complete the Infant's Army in Provence, would arrive there the Beginning of April ; and that it was imagined he would be in a Condition to penetrate a fecond Time into Italy. They write from Peterfburgh, by Letters of the qth, that Field-Marfhal Lafci was upon his Return to Riga ; that Lieutenant-Genera! Count Bruce was expected from Mofcow ; that it was refolved to complete the Troops of that Empire, efpeeialiy the Foot, as foon as pofliblej that Orders had already been iffued for raif/ng 1 5,000 Recruits; that other Military Difpofitions were taJk'd of; and that it is reported there would be an Augmentation o/the Pol! Tax, in order to fupply the Extraordinary Expences. We are told from Stockholm, that in Conformity to a Propofition made in the Secret Committee, the States of the Kingdom had refolved 4 to put Finland in agoed State ' of Defence, fuinrfh it with all Things neceffary, and ' fend thither a Governor to command in Chief;' That the Senator Baron Rofen, it was thought, would be nominated to that Employment, with Orders to repair thither immediately, and execute every Thing in Con/ermity'to this Refolution. Letters from Turin, dated Feb. 1 2, fay, that General Luchefi arrived there on the 9th from CountSchulemburg, in order to concert with his Sardinian Majefty the Means of reducing the revolted Genoefc, and that it is not doubted but the King would fend fome of hij own Tioops to af-firt the Auftrians in that neceffary Undertaking. In the mean Time, the Letters concerning the State of Affairs a-mong thofe Revolted, differ fo m�ch, that it is difficult to form any Judgment upon them with good Foundation. Some Letters mention the Arrival of M. Belleifle at Pari?, and that he has been to wait upon the Kmg his Maf-ter at Verfailles ; from whence it is imagined he will go to Breda, as Chief Plenipotentiary jn the Conferences. Some Letters mention the Departure of 4000 French and 2000 Spaniards for Genoa by Sea, but while fome affirm, that they are got fafe thither, others exprefs Apprehensions of their falling into the Hands of the Englifh Men of War, eight Sail of which were known to be gone out of Villafrancha for that Purpofe. M. de|Chavannes, the Sardinian Minifter, is gone to Breda, and frequent E*preffes are palling between the Hague, and the different Quarters of the Army. Feafting goes on at the Hague as ufual, when Princes are prefent in Public Characters. According to fome Advices, Prince Charles of Lorrain will command an Army in the Spring upon the MofeJle, � Yeflerday came Advice, that the Humility, Jack, from Carolina, is taken by the French, and carried into Ro-chelle. And Alfo, that the Atlas, Wheeler, from St. Kitts for London, is taken and carried into the fame Port. Both by the Lightning Privateer, belonging to Bayonne, of 36 Guns, and 300 Men. The Maryland Merchant, Humphrey*, from Virginia to London, is taken by the French. The Succefs, Watts, from Pool to Carolina, is taken and carried into Bayonne. It is faid fome other Ships are taken, ivhofe Names are not yet mentioned. The Induftry, Scott from London to Rotterdam foun-der'd in her Paffage.- The Captain and Part of the Crew faved themfelves m their Boat. ThePegafus, Ramfay,~who failed from Dirtmouth 14 Days ago, and was in fight of the South Foreland, is drove back to Portland. Sir Roger Bradfliaigh, of Haigh, in jthe County Palatine of Lancaster, Bart, who died at h s Lodgings in Sc. James's-Stteer, on Tuefdiy laft, was elected a Representative in Parliament for the Corporation of Wigan, in the fame County, in the Year 1695, before he bad arrived to the Age of Tweoty-one Years, (there being, at that Time, no A�i of Parliament to exclude Non-agrj and has fat in Parliament, as a Member for that Place, ever fince, which i� more than can be faid of any Gentleman of his Age in England. He was made Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, in the Beginning of the Reign of her lat� Majefly Queen Annp. He married Rachael, fecond Daaghter of Sir John Guife, of Ellmore, in the CouHty of Gloacefter, Bart, by whom he hath 'had four Sons and two Daughters; Roger, who married, April 1731, the Daughter of -Bellingham, Efq; Charles, John, and Richard ; Elizabeth, married to John Edwin, Eft; Soft of the late Sir Humphry Edwin, Knt. and Rachael. A Bill is ordered into Parliament, for taking away an abolilhing the Heretable JurifdjcTons, in that Part ^ a Great Britain called Scotland 1 and for the reftering'fu-;h jurifdiclibns to the Crown i and far guklng 'mptc.snjec-tual Provifipn for the Adminiftradon ol Juftice tbreogaouj that Part of the United Kingdom, by the King's Court3 and Judges there, and fjr rendering the Union more conv> pleat. The Right Honourable the Houfe of Peers, have ad^ journ'd to Monday next. Yeilerday they began to Pay the King's priva-e Pen: lions and Bounties, at their Office in St. Margaret's,-Lanis, Weftminfler. This Day Lieutenant General Hawley, and feveral other Genera! Officer;, will fet out for F'anders. Yeilerday Morning the Right Hon. the Lord How, fet out for Flanders, Yefterday the Counttfs cf Sandwich, who armed-lately from Holland, fet out f.r the Seat of �er Brother, the Lorci Fane. This Day will be held a Grand Board of the Presidents Governors, Gentlemen, &c. belonging to the Infirmary in St. JamesVStrett, Weftminller, to take into Confederation the Plan for palling dewo one Wing of the faid Infirmary, and making it more Convea:ent for the Reception of In-Patknts. 8 Laft Night the Corpfe of the Youngeft Son of Charle Bertie, Efq; was carried from his Father's Houffe in Abingdon-BuildiDgs, Weltminfter, and interr'd in a Vault in Stepney-Church. t. By the Death of John Warren, F.fq; Apothecary to his Majefty's Perfon^ his Patent Place ot 3Z0L a Year, becomes vacant, and is in the Gift of his Grace the Duke of Grafton, Chamberlain of his Majeliy's Houfhold. On Wednefday Night die^ at his Lodging^ in Lambtth, Evan Rogers, Efq; a Gentleman of conftdeVable Fcrrturie near PreHon in Lancashire. The fame Night died at his Lodgings at Tflington, Mr.. Price who for many Years kept Crov.n Alehoufe in Prince's-ftreet, Lothbury, where he acquired a good Fortune with Reputation. Yefterday a Fire broke out at a Carpenter's Houfe near Vauxhall, which burnt with great Violence for fome little Time ; but by fpeedy Help, and the Affiftance of an Engine belonging to Mr. Tyer, it was put out, without doing any considerable Damage.  On Wednefday Morning feveral diforderly Perfons were put into the Cage at St. George's Church, Southwark ; but one of their Confederates having foon after brought them a Saw, they cut fome of the Bars, and ail made their Efcape. Yefterday 17 Priibners were tried at theOldBai'yi five of whom were calf, for Tranfportation, and 12 Acquitted. The noted Henry Sims, commonly called Young Gentleman-Harry, who was ab ut two Years ago caft for Tranfportation, and brought by Habeas Corpus from Bedford, will be tried this Morning. Hannah Perfect, a Servant at the Dog Tavern on Gar-lick Hill, was tried for the Murder of her Baftard Child, and Acquitted. Extiacl of a Letter from Gofport, Fib. 2], ' On Friday laft, between Six tad Seven o'Clock injhs * Evening, Mr. James Deacon, Son of Mr. Deacon, * Merchant and Mr Alien, both of Portfmoutb, were ' aSfaulted neir the firft Pond without Land-Fort Gates by  two Soldiers on tiorfeback, who were afterwarij.- joined 4 by two others on Foot. Mr. Deacon received a violent 4 Blow on his Left Eye, by which be fell from his Horfe; 4 Mr. Allen was dragged f om his lkewife : They were 4 both very much abufed, but, making a refolute Refjf-4 tance, they at length ob i^cd the Villains to make off : 4 One of them was taken on Saturd y and committed by ' the Worfhipful Mr. Chandler, the Major of Pdrtfmomhi 4 to the Town Goal. 4 This Day the Ship's Company belonging to the Rip-4 pon Man of War, is paying on board the laid Ship at, 4 Spithead.' Bank Stock iz3 3 4ths a r 4th. fndia Ditto 174 1 half a 1 4th a 1 half. South Sea Stock toi. Ditto Old Anxuiacs 99 3 4ths a 100. Ditto New 97 1 half a 7 8ths. EankAnnuikies 1746 95 7 Kths a 96 a 5 7 8ths. Ditto 1747 95 5 8i.hs a 7 Sths a 5 .jths a 7 8thj. Three per Cent. Annuities S4 3 4ths aSj 1 4th. Million Bank 103. Equivalent 9S 1 ha!f. Hoyal * (To no Pr.ce. London Affurance 10 1 half. Eogluh Copper ditto 5 1. Seven per Cent. Kmperoi'i Loan no Pr;ce. Five per Cent, ditto no Price. Bank Circulation 4 1. 1 - s Prem. India Bonds 373 � 35 s. a 36s. Prem. Three and a half Salt 174^ no Price. Three and a half pef Cent. Exchequer Orlrs no Price. Three p