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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - July 25, 1846, London, Middlesex The General Ad vertifer. FRIDAY, July 25, 1746. Veal, July 23. AME down his Majefty's Ship theWinchelfea; and Ferret Sloop; the Leopard, Hardy, for Plymouth ; Philip and Peter, Anter, for Maryland j Henrietta, Jely, for Lifbon ; and remain with the Outward-bound. Wind W.S.W. Grave fend, July 23. Pafs'd by Try ton, Homfby ; Jofeph and Mary, Kerr ; Succefs, Chandler 5 and Experiment, Lindfay, from Antigua ; and Pretty Polly, Robins, front Oporto. The Parham Pink, Davis; Gibraltar Packet, Wright; and Friendship, Woodcock, from Antigua^ are arrived at Antigua. The Scroop, Rafbery, from St. Kitts ; and the Molly, Kennedy, from Montierrat, at ditto. The Seahorfe, Pool, from St. Kitts, at Briftol. The St. George, Mitchell, from Leghorn, at Briftol. The Endeavour, Fergus, from Barbadoes, at Dublin. The Africa,-; and Two Brothers; -, from Briftol at Guiney. The Hamden, Guilmore, from Dublin; at Antigua. The Mary Anne, Marthland ; and Queen of Hungary, Fowler, from Africa, at Barbadoes. The Townfhend Privateer, Capt. Macnanurra, is put into Briftol, from a Cruize. Importance of CAPE BRETON to this Nation nvillfully appear by the following Computa-Hon of the French Fifhery, lately made publicL FRO M the Gut of Canfo down along-more to Louif-burgh, and from thence to the North-Eaft Part of Cape-Breton^ there was yearly employed at leaft Five hundred Shallops. And thefe required, at Sea and on Shore, Five Men each ; which amount to Two thoufand Five hundred Men : And Sixty Brigantinet, Schooners and Sloops, each of Fifteen Men, make Nine hundred Men more: Which together make Three thoufand Four hundred Men. Allow thefe 500 Shallops to catch 300 Quintals * of Fifh each in the Summer Seafon; and the whole is 150,000 Quintals: And the 60 Brigs, Schooners, Iffc. each 600 Quintals, which make 36,00c more. So that there is made at Cape Breton annually of Fifh One hundred, eighty-Jix thoufand Quintals. Now, to carry this Fifh to Europe, to Market, there muft be employed 93 Sail cf Ships, of the Burthen of 2000 Quintals each, one with the other ; and each of thefe Ships have at leaft 20 Men, which are \ %boSeamen. And thele, added to the 3400 Fijhermen above, make Five thoufand two hundred andfixty Men, employ'd at Cape-Breton only in the Fifhery. At Gafpay, Quadre, and other Harbours, mentioned in the following Eitimation, there are Six Ships yearly, which, as they come out from France mann'd to catch their own Cargoes in Shallops, which they haul up and leave in the Country every Winter, till they return the next Spring, one with another may be allowed Sixty Hands. 'And, it has always been allowed from St. Maloes and Granville they have at leaft Three hundred Sail of thefe Ships in this Fifhery, that Fifh at Petit Norde, Fifhante, Belle Ifle, and the Gulph; which will, all computed as above {allowing  thofe Ships, that fo come out to make their own Voyages, 1 to carry each 3000 Quintal:) be as follows: i Ships. Men, At Cape Breton At Gafpay - At Quadre - At Port en Bafque At Le Foils JjJes St. Maloes Men - 91 6 6 3 300 5260 360 360 360 ISO I 8,000 Quintals. 186,000 18,000 18,000 18,000 9,600 900,000 414 24,520 1149,000 Here it may be objected, that of the Thiee hundred Ships above from &\\ Maiocs,, (which they infill upon) fome of them are fome of thofe Ships above reckoned at Gafpay, Quadre, &c. Which is well known to be fo.--But then, no Regard is here had to the Ships fo' employ'd, from 5/. Jean de Lux, Bayonne, Kantx, Havre de Grace, tie which go annually into thofe Parts on the fame Voyage ; which are a great many more in Number than thoie Twenty-one Ships above ; and would, could an exadl Lift be had, much fvvell the Account. * A Quintal is One Hundrsa IVchJ:!. Befidesall thefe, there-have been conftantly from the River Sendre, Oluntr Peiteux, Ha5GO 00 and it is worth - ......... J And, to this, allow 3 s. Sterling Freight 1 per Quintal of it, in Englifh Bottoms, to > Market � -- 3 172,350 00 And then the Fifh only is worth 746,350 00 And let the 3116 and qr. Tons of Oil be 1 valued at 18 /. Sterl. per Ton, the Amount v 56,392 10 of it is �-~ 3 As to the Mud-Fifh, it is generally fold "J in France at 1000 Livres per 1000 Fifh ; f g and then at 11 d. Sterling per Livre, their f ' Value is - � � J 0 00 And thus it appears that one Year's Fifhery of the French only is worth, �981, 92 10 Sterling - - Which great Branch of Trade, in a Manner, depends entirely on their PoiTeffion of the Ifland of Cape Breton, as it is impoffible to carry it on without fome convenient Harbour of Strength, iffc. to fupply, fupport, and protect it; and is now with ns to determine whether they fhall enjoy it or not. LONDON. Camp of Peer, July 24, 1746. N. S. Yefterday in marching to their Camp, we joined the Corps of Auftrians lately come from the Rhine, confifting of thirteen Batal lions, fourteen Squadrons of HufTars, but for your better-Intelligence, our whole Army is this; Battalions. Squadrons. Auftrians, 35 56 Englifh, 4 9 Hanoveriansj 16 26 Heffians,. 6 8 Dutch. 16 35 The whole amounts to feventy-. Jeven Batallk>ns, and a hundred and thirty four Squadrons, l^efides which we have three Batallions of Irregulars, between thirty and forty Squadrons of HufFars, and fome free Imperial Companies. There is a Report, which we wifh may prove true, that the King of Spain has laid an Embargo on all the Shipping in his Ports, to prevent any further Supplies going to Italy. By a Letter from Plymouth, dated *he 18th, we have an Account that a French Privateer of forty Guns is brought in there by a Man of War, her Name not known. There was a kutoibur Yefterday, by what Authority, we know net, that the French fleet was feen on the 5th, Inftant at a tonfiderable Diftance' from Cape Fmifterre, fleering Weftward ;' but it met with little .Credit. . Yefterday in the Evening the Right Jfori. the Earls of ^ Exeter, Gainfborough, Harborough, Shaftfbury, and div.ers ^ other Peers arrived in Town, from their refpective Seats in ^ the Country, in order to take the Oaths'.to qualify them, fjy felves to fit and vote at the Trials of ti\e Three Reb" Lordr Orders are iflhed out by the Houfe of ireers, that all the Conftables of Weftminfter do attend i4 th� Palace Yardi during the Trials till 3 o'Clock in the A*efirctDn, and turn all Hackney Coaches off, fo as they may not go through King-ftreet, Weftminfter. A Guard is ordered to patrole thro' all the Avenues near the New Goal every Night till the Time of the Execution of the Rebels. Francis Townley, the Manchefter Rebel, now under Sentence of Death, has a Suit of Black Velvet making for him againft his Execution. ' Hunter, who was acquitted for endeavouring tb make his Bfcape from the Rebels, had got eleven Miles from them, but being retaken, was with Captain Vere, the King's Evidence, tied to a Horfe's Tail, and obliged to travel fb to Carlifle. We hear that 760 of the Rebels will be tranfported to his Majefty's Plantations. This Day comes on the Trials of the Scotch Rebel Officers taken at Carlifle, at the Court-Houfe on St. Mar-garet's-hill, Southwark. A few Days ago Major Hartop; of his Grace the Duke of Kingfton's Regiment of Hone arrived from Scotland. This Gentleman at the Battle of Culloden had his Horfe knock'd down by a Mufquet Ball, but it happening to takp the Bridle, did not penetrate fo far into his Head as to kill him, but niade a large Contufioni of which he is fince recovered. We hear from Oxford, that on Tuefday the 15 th Inft. it was propofed to the Convocation to confer the Degree of Doftorin Divinity on Cafpar Wetzeieni Chaplain ant' 7!-brarian to his Royal Highnefs the Prince of Wales. A Letter from the Earl of Arran, Chancellor of the Uni-verfity, was read, recommending the above Gentleman; but Dr. Taylor, of All-Souls College, having, in an excellent and eloquent Speech, represented the bad Gonfe-quences of conferring Degrees, by Diploma, on Perfofts who had never been Members of the Univerfity, it was rejected. On Friday laft Martin Foulkes, Efq; Prefident of the Royal Society, in Confideration of his Learning and Merit, was admitted by the Univerfity of Oxford to the Degree ofDoclorof Laws. Dr King prefented him with a Speech very proper for the Occafion, and univerfally well received. Yefterday Mr. James Dalbiac, jun. Soft of Capt. James Dalbiac, an eminent Silk Fabricator in Spittle-fquare, was married at Lee in Kent, to Mifs Maryahne Devifme, Daughter of Mr. Peter Devifme, an eminent Hamburgh Merchant of this Ci y ; a young Lady endowed with every Qualification that can render the Married State happy and agreeable j with a Fortune of 5000 1. The Rooms of William Wardour,- Efq; late Member of Parliament for Fowey in the County of Cornwall are hung with Mourning, at his late Dwelling Houfe in- St. Margaret's Church-yard, Weftminfter^ and his Cofpfe is to be brought therefrom Bath, in order to lie in State, and be interr'd in Weftminfter-Abby. We hear that his Brother will be ekfted Member for the faid Borough in his ftead. On Tuefday laft the Servant of --J Buskland, Efq; of Devonfhire-ftreet,'was found dead in his Matter'si-Joufe. He had been left in the faid Houlej to take Care of it, during the Summer ; =ahd the Neighbours not having feen him for fome Days broke into the Houfe, and found him lying on the Floor, but no Appearance of any Violence committed on him. The King George, Collingwoody from Rhode Ifland for Antigua, was taken four Leagues from Antigua, and carried into Martinico. The Jenny, Bogle, from Glafgow to Virginia, is taken by the rrench, and carried into Nantz. The Bennin, Cupper, from Leverpool to Barbadoet, was drove afhore the 5th of May near Barbadoes, and Hove to Pieces. The Yarmouth^ Montgomery, from Antigua, for Lsn-don, is taken and carried into Bayonne. Yefterday two Fellows, who are fuppos'd to have in-fefted the Hampftead Road far fome time paft, were taken up, and being fearch'd Pifbls were found upon them, whereupoa they were committed fer further Examination. 3* w -1 ADVERTISEMENTS are taken in for this Paper, at Lloyd's Coffee-House, in Lombard-SateC. Cape Breton for Ever. ;