General Advertiser (Newspaper) - July 26, 1846, London, Middlesex
The General Advertifer. b. s6'sh SATURDAY, July 26, 1746. u V > u Deal, July 24. ,EMAIN his Majefty's Ship the Winchelfea, and Ferret Sloop ; remain alfo the Farmer,Strange-ways ; and Greyhound, God-dard, for Guinea; Don Carlos,' Friend ; and Henrietta, Jelly, for Lifbon; Elisabeth, Glegg, for Leverpool; the Seahorfe, and Leopard, for Plymouth; Britannia, Gaul ; and Portugal Merchant, Hall, for Oporto ; Friendfhip, Jefferies, for St. Kitts; Philip and Peter, Anter, for Maryland ; Mary Gaily, Bird, for Newfoundland. Wind S.W. Pool, July 23. Came in the Hope, Mourant, from Guernzey ; and Dragon, Privateer of this Port, Gleed, from Weymouth. Wind W.byS. Cowes, 'July 23. Came in the Happy Return, from Guernzey. Sailed Aurora, Penkethman, frem Maryland, for London. The Fly Sloop of War is arrived at Falmouth, from a Cruize. The Arabella, M'Phale, from St. Kitts ; Prince Hope, Hudfon ; and Benjamin, Stringer, from Nevis, at Falmouth . The Greyhound, Burroughs, from Philadelphia, at Bar-badoes. �^ The Queen of Hungary, Robinfon; from Whitehaven, ^ at Virginia. The Anne, Saulkeld, from Maryland, at ditto. The Mermaid, Littledale, from Antigua ; and William and Thomas,-, from Maryland, at Whitehaven. Conciufan of the Extrafi from the Memoirs of the Life of Lord Lovat. CA P T. Frafer having profefs'd the Roman Catholic Religion from the Time of his firft coming into France, and being now a perfect Mafter of the French Tongue, refolved to make ufe of thofe Circumftances fcr his Enlargement. He pretended his Thoughts were all turned on Spiritual Matters, and exprefs'd a Defire, which he got communicated to his old Friend the Pope's Nuncio, of entring into' Holy Orders. The Nuncio, with fome of the Court Clergy, got him releafed, and he foon after took on him the Profeffion of a Jefuit. In this Character he refided at St. Omer's feveral Years, and had the Art to pafs himfelf upon the deluded People for a Father of great Piety and Learning. His Friends in Scotland knew not what was become of him, till Major Frafer of Caftle-Leathers,.was fent to France to enquire him out. It was after long Search that he fucceeded, and with much Argument that he prefs'd him to refume a Life of Action, to which the greateft Motive was the Hcpes that were given him of recovering his paternal Eftate and Honours. It is thought likevvife, that he was under fome Apprehenfion of being detected in his lafcivions Arnonrs. As it happened, however, he left behind him the Reputation of great Sanctify among the People, who even had his Picture for fome Time in high Veneration, It was a Gentleman upon his Travels that firft difcovered him to be an Impollor, and then all his fecrej Practices, fuch as the debauching of Wives and Daughters in Families, to which he got Admiffion as a Confeffor, came out, fome of them with fuch Circumftances as are (hocking toVrelate. In a Word, Father Girard feems to hive been a Copyiit after Father Frafer. *x In September, 1714, he arrived in London, juft before the breaking out of the Rebellion, and with fome Difficulty got down into his o>vn Country, under the Name of Capt. Brown. This Name, and the Indulgence of his Friends, faved him at Edinburgh, when being feized as a Perfon under Sentence of the Law, he was fuffered to efcape, as ^ not being the right Mara, tho' well known to be fo. One Reafon fordoing this was, that the Friends of K. George ^ believed he would raife his Clan in hrs Majefty's Service. ^ Hedidjb in effect, but not either thro' Gratitude or In-O clination.V His firiV Bufmefs was to fee what Party Frafer-dale would take, who now enjoyed the Efiate, arid then to build his Intereft upon goiag oppofite to him. Fraferdale declared for the Pretender, which determined our Hero for King George ; and as many of the Clan looked upon him as their lawful and rightful Chief, hi; Prefence had a good Effect in reftraining that Part of the Country. He affifted in driving a good Body of the Rebels out at Invernefs, and did feveral other confrderable Services for the Government, U w a pompous Account of which he 'did not fail to fend to his Friends in London, who publifh'd it as th's Foundation of his Fortune. ^T" This, and the Recommendation of fome great Men at Court, had fo good ah Effect, that the Rebellion being fupprefs'd, and Fraferdale's Intereft: in the Barony and Lands of Lovat being forfeited, they were conferred upon the Captain, who had affum'd the Tide of Lord Lovat, and enter'd into Poffeffion of both the Ellate and Dignity. He had a long Conteft at Law after this, with Hugh Frafer, the Son of Fraferdale, but at laft procured a Conveyance of all the Title of that Claimant. His fole Life has been a Series of Contentions with his Servants, Tenants, and Neighbours, over whom, by his fuperior Influence, he had generally the Advantage in all Caufes. 1 he Author of his Memoirs reprefents him as fuch a Proficient in all Injultice and Cruelty, that private Affaffinations and Burnings, for which the mean Inllruments were fometimes executed, have been tacitly afcribed to him; tho' no Man in the Country dare fpeak his Thoughts on fuch Occafions, for fear of experiencing the fame Vengeance. His Barbarity to his Servants is almoft beyond Example. It was not enough for him to defraud them ; He had a filthy Dungeon into which he would arbitrarily thruft them at Pleafure, the Men if they did notconfeutto all his Acts of Injuftice, and the Women if they would not proftitute themlelvesto his lafcivious Pleafures. But the Treatment of his own Son, the Mafter of Lovat, now nnder Attainder for Rebellion, is the moft unnatural. This Youth, about 20 Years of Age, is feprefented as of good Parts and honeft Difpofitions, but having been bred up by his Father, without a Gentleman-like Education, in the 'moll flavifh Dependance and Subjection, and treated with the molt unbecoming Severity. This Son, tho1 or-der'd by himfelf to join the Pretender with his Clan, he endeavours to charge with the whole Guilt of that Action, in the Letter of Excufe he wrote to the Lord Prefident. In order to keep his Clan in perfect Dependance and Slavery, he would never fuffer any Trades or Bufineffes to be carried on among them. This fills them with a blind Zeal to his Perfon, and implicite Obedience to all his Commands. He relies fo much on their ignorant Attachment that he has ventured upon a Monument erected to the Memory of his Father, to put the moft fulfome Praifes of himfelf, becaufe the Frafers, he fays, will believe any Thing. As to the Extent of his LordfHip's prefent Crime, fince we may foon expect to have it fully clear'd up, I fhall not not touch upon it here. What has been publickly known of it, and a great Number of other Particulars, which could not be drawn within the Compafi of a News-paper, the curious Reader may fee in the Memoirs of the Life of Lord Lovat (publijhed by M. Cooper in Pater-nofter-Row, Price \ s. di). I fhall add nothing farther, but an Ab-ftract of the Character, with which the Writer of thofe Memoirs, who fays he is perfonally acquainted with his Lordfhip, concludes his Work. * Lord Lovat in Perfcn makes a very grotefque Figure, ' wearing more Cloaths than a Dutchman, and a large ' Perriwig that almoft covers his fmall Forehead. He has ' a four and grim Afpect, but in addreffing himfelf puts on ' an obliging Countenance. He is tall, upright, and to- * lerable well-fhaped ;was naturally of a robuft Conftitu-' don, which ftill affords him a good Share of Health and ' Vigour, tho' much impaired by Fatigue and Imprifon-' ment. He has fome Learning, is very polite, and pre-' tends to be generous, but behiad their Backs curfes thofe ' who are treated at his Expence. He is proud or cringing, * as the Occafion requires; at one Time referved and fub-' tie, at another open and unguarded ; fertile in Expe-' dients, and bold in Execution ; fearful of little Acci-' dents, but refolute in greater Dangers ; fuperftitious and ' enthufiaftical, }et without Cenfcience or Probity. He ' avows that his own Pleafure cr Profit has always been the ' Rule of his Actions, which has led him to every bafe and * infamous Practice. Tho' greatly amorous and fallacious, ' he has not been very delicate in his Amours. " In fine, " fayj the Author^ he is a cruel and oppreffive Mafter, an " imperious and outragious Hufband, a tyrannical and " fevere Parent, a falle-hearted and treacherous' Friend, " and an arbitrary and defpotic Chief. , Yefterday the Hon. Eaft-India Company received the agreeable News, that their Ships Wera uldy arrived in the' Downs,- from Galway. The fame Day,there was Advice that bis Majefty's Ship the Sheernefs has taken .and broughc into Plymouth, a French Ship call'd the Hercules of Bouideaux, laden with Sugar, &c. Tfi? Convoy from'the Baltick, with the Fleet, are arrived in Yarmouth Roads. The Prince Charles, Taylor, from Bofton to Antigua, is taken, and carried into Martinice. Yefterday about two in the Afternoon his Royal High-nefs the Duke of Cumberland arrived at Keniington in good Health, to the great Joy and Satisfaction of jus Ma-jefty and the Royal Family, as well as of even- true Lover of LIBERTY and BRITAIN: In the Afternoon there was a fplendid Appearance cf the Nobility, Foreign Minifters, Gentry, and other Per-fonsof Diltinctibn, at Court, to pay their Compliments to his Royal Highnefs on his fafe Return. As foon as his Royal Highnefs's Arrival was known, the Bells rui}� i� the Cities of London and Wellmmfter ; in the Evening there were the graridelt Illuminations that has beeh known ; Bonfires in feveral Street?, continual Firing of Guns for feveral Hours ; Perfons of all Ranks met in different Places to rejoice on the happy Occafion ; and infhort, never was greater Loyalty and Affection ihewn in the Memory of Man. This Evening a New ODE will be perform'd at Spring Gardens on the happy Occafion: This Day his Royal Highnefs will be at the Houfe cf Peers, in order to take the Oaths to qualify himfelf to fit and Vote at the Tryals of the three Lords. The Houfe of Peefs will fit To-morrow (as we are credibly inform'd) in order to give the Oath's to luch Lords as have noc yet taken them, to qualify themfelves to fit and Vote at the Tryals of the three Lords. On Thurfday Evening laft about 9 o'Clock their Royal Highneffes the Prince and Princel's of Wales, came in their Chairs to Weftminfter-Hall, to take a View of the Scaffolding there for the Trials of the three Lords, and his Royal Highnefs was pleas'd to dittribute five Guineas amongft the Workmen. Yefterday the Court fat at St. Margaret's Hill, purfu- * ant to Adjournment, when the Keeper of the County ' Goal brought the 14. Scotch Rebel Officers taken at ' Carlifle, into Court j and the Judges being feated, the ' Council for the Prifoners moved, That their Witnefles ' were not ready, and begg'd for further Time, and pro-' due'd three Affidavits, which were read. ' The Motion was oppos'd by Mr. Attorney and Sol- < licitor General, and Sir John Strange, and after feveral ' learn'd Arguments, which lalted three Hours, the Court ' adjourn'd till this Morning ; when the Court will deter-' mine whether thofe Affidavits are fufficient to poftpone ' the Trials of Sevea of the Prifoners; and procsei to ' try thofe whofe Witneffesare ready. ' The fame Day the Dead Warrant was fign'd by Five ' Judges, for Executing on Wednefday next thofe: already ' Condemned. Laft Night it was rumour'd that a Perfon was taken up for robbing dhe Chefter Mail. Laft Night died George Fletcher (one of the Rebel Pri-foneis) under Sentence of Death in the New Goal. Letter from Falmiutb, dated Jay 21. 1 The Warren Gaily Privateer, Capt. Wilfon, is arri-' ved her?, having had an Engagement of feven Hours * with a French Merchant-Man of 34 Guns, 24 of which ' were Nine Pouuders; the Particulars are as fallow, ' On the 14th between Bayonneand Bourdeaux, we faw ' a Sail, and gave Chace immediately, and fo continued ' all Day; but at Night loft Sight of him; it then fell ' Calm. In the Morning we faw him again, and itood ' for him; he then being about three Leagues from the ' Land, he thought it better to ftand for us fhan run afhore. ' At half an Hour after feven we began to engage within < Piltol-fhot, and continued fo 'till fen, in which 1 ime < he fir'd feveral red-hot Shot, which fet our Siils twice ' on Fire. We thenobferv'd a Number of the Men to run ' aft to the Quarter Deck, as we fuppofe to defire the ' Captain to ftnke ;' but juft then we received an unlucky ' Shot that carried away our -Mizen-Mali by the Board, ' and fo animated them, that they ran forward again, and < fir'd as brifk as before. At Eleven he had the good For-' tune to fhoot away our Main and Forem'afts, which came 1 tumbling down on Deck,* and fo inca'rnber'd us, that we ' could fight but four Guns of a Side, and he continued w ' fire brifkly. We were then obliged to cut and throw a-� wav our Mails and Rigging overboard, to clear our Way ' to fight the Gun's. He then call'd out to us to ftrike our ' Colours, and he would gfve us good Quarter, but was ' anfwered with four Guns, whieh made him flicer ori < irrt'mfdiatcly, and repair his Head Sail*,' which were all � he had left, and pump his Ship, which we expected ' would go down every Afirnne, as he had received fevrr.il ' Shot between Wind and Water ; and we continued i'l-' ring, and �'a\V feveral Shot enter his Stern. When we ' had clear'd our Detks, we got our Oars out to row alcng- � fvde, but a Breeze fpringing up, lie flood ro Wind'war,', ' and we could not come np with him any more ; we found 1 feveral Pieces of Silver oa Board, which: they fired at is. ta o' W < *^ < AD V ERTISE MliNTS are taken in tor this Paper, at Lloyd's Coff e e-House, m Lombard-Strfct. Cape Breton for Ever.