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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - March 26, 1746, London, Middlesex The General Advertifer. Nujj b. 356L W E D N E S D A Y, March 26, .1746. Deal, March 24. lAIL'D this Morning his Majefty's h Sloop Hornet, to- the Weftward. I Came down the Mortar Bomb ; the j Taviftock, Coates ; and Marlborough, Smith, for Eaft India ; the j Lancafhire Witch, Thorapfon, for J Jamaica; Bowes, Homer, for Dob- i . lin j Manchefter, Cook, for Lever- J _ pool; and remain with his Majefty's Ships Lys, and Fly Sloop; and the Montford, Hanflup; and Sandwich, Petre^ for Eaft-India j and the Outward- i bound Ships, as in my laft; Wind W.S.W. | Porifmouth, March 24. Yefterday arrived from Plymouth the Amazon Man of War, Capt. Young, with the followingfShips under her Convoy, the Charles, Randall; Allen, Criffetj Mary, Grutst; Mercury-Gally, Hargrove; Seahorfe, Sweet; Friendflup, Holme; Hartly, Dingle; and the Prize taken by the Leoftoff and Duke of'Bedford Privareers -Yefterday fail'd from St? Helen?s Commodore Knowles, in the Edinburgh; with the Canterbury, Capt. Hoare ; and Yarmouth, Capt. Martin ; the' Shafts-bury Indiaman ; and other Outward-bound.-This Morning failed out of the Harbour-for Spithead, the Princefs Mary, Commodore GriiBn. The Dantzick Merchant, Brown, from Falmouth, is arrived at Portfmouth. The God's Gift, Brienden, from Waterford, at Leghorn. The Charles, Randall, from Virginia, at Portfmouth ; jhewas taken 35 Leagues to Weitwawf of Scilly, by a French Privateer, butranforn'dforijopl. LONDON. ExtraH of a Letter from Paris, March 25. � M. de MnfTchenbroek, a famous- Profeffor in Experi-' mental Phyficks at Leyden, has written a Letter to M. � de Reaumur, of the Royal Academy of Sciences, con-' taining an Account of a very fingular Experiment, � which has led him to feveral Discoveries concerning * Electricity. The Experiment was this -\ -' " Having fufpend^d an Iron Cannon horizontally upon " Silken Cords, witb^ one End near the electrical Globe, " he fattened to the other End a Lattiri Wire, which de-" fcended into a Bottle half full of Water j *hat holding " up1 the Bottle with his Right Hand,, while the Gannon " was electrifing,* he put fotfh a Finger of his Left Haiid *' towards the Piece, in orderj>as ufoa^ to draw off'a " Spark; but jwas ftriick fuch a violent Blow that he " thought his Life at an End," He adds, That ^fteeming' * himfelf very happy iaefcaphjg, - he had no Mind to re-' peat the Experiment, and that the - Commotion he felt; * was like a Clap of Thunder. 1 As this Letter came at a Time- when many learned ' Men were employed about Ele&rictty, the Abbe Nollet * and M. de Mohniers of the fame Academy, zealous to * fearch into fo extraordinary a Phasnomenon, diveiled �themfelves of Fear, made-the fame Experiment as M. � MuffchenbroekHad done, and in like"'Manner found the , Commotion very terrible.' leghorn, Marth14. Juft now is arrived h& Britannfck Majefty's Sloop SpeBee^in two Days ftonvMahone, where fte left Vice Admiral Medley,'with ~ 16 Sail of his Majefty's Ships, in that Harbour,, intending to -fail in a few Days. Two Days ago arrived a Veffel'from Corfica, the Maftcr of which fays, that three Englim Men of War were cannonading the Caftle on the Iflana* of Gapraia; The Deputies of the Anterior "Circles of phe Empire have not yet agreed what Anfwer ,to' make to M. de la Noue, the French Minifter, with"refpectto �is,Complaint, concerning the Invafion made by the Croats into Al-face. - -' Letters from Pari/now jay, that the- R'eafon why M. de Montal was not relieved-in Afti,: 'was the Interception qf: his Couriers, by the-Auftrian-Troops, as they were going to give M. Maillebois an Account of his 'Condition.-But* probably, this is only invented, to palliate their Difgrace;i and Lois, which they are at lad obliged to-own Were as great as they have bee* reprefentedfrom Turin. Advices from the Hague, dated; April m,'N.S. fay, that the French have fufferM the Sta^a,t^ ran^tn-their Sick that, were left h\ Bruflels;; - bn^cohtirnie fileht upon- the Article of the reft of that Garrifon,'which* in the mean Time, they tranfport to the>emoteft Parts of France. It is alfo credibly. affirmed by Letted from Zealand and �Dutch Flanders, that the; returned, Tranfports, with the; f".fll.TrooPs on board; made a frefh Attempt laft Saturday, Night to ftretch over to Scotland ; but falling in with fdme Englifli Men of War> werechae'd and driven back the next Day into Oftend. We hear from Paris, that the Marfhal de Noailles is fet out from thence, on an important Cemmiffion to the Court of Madrid. Yefterday came Advicej diaTthe Fleet from Portfmouth for Oporto, were fafely arrived there. ' Oh Monday laft the Carlifle Privateer failed on'a Cruize from Dover. The Kouli Kan Privateer, was well February the 8th, in Lat. 35. Yefterday Morning Sir .Robert King, Bart, a young Gentleman juft comedo Age, fet out for Ireland with a handfome Retinue, to take Poffeffien of his Eftate. The Right Rev. Dr. Trevor, Biihop of St. David's will preach the Spital Sermon on Monday nexti at St. Bridek.* Church. Dr. Cobden will preach on Tuefday. And Dr. Thomas on Wednefday. Yefterday Morning the Lady of Cart. Dalrymple, of Whitmore-Row near Oxford Chapel, was found murder'd in her Bed, and the Houfe robb'd ; one of' her Servants, and a Cobler and his Wife in Holborn are taken up, on Sufpicion of having committed this horrid Crime. On Monday laft died, at his Houfe in New-itreekJetter Lane, Mr. Wills, a very ingenious and wealthy Water-Gilder, Yefterday was committed to the New-Goal, Southwark, by William Hammond, Efq; one Margaret Pullin, alias Peg Pull-em-down, for affaulting and robbing Mr. Ford in the Borough laft Sunday, of nine Shillings and feven Pence Half-penny in Money, and his Hat, which was found upon her. The Affizes for the County of Surry begin at Kingfton nextMfonday; and tho' there are but 27 Prifoners on the Calendar, yet 15 of ihem are charged with Capital Offences. A young Lady, whois nowupon Bail, will fur-lender to take her Trial for having two Huibands. $xtraii of a Letter from Capt. James Dobbins, of, Breton fo eafy to continue from their Families and Eftates, and to undergo the Fatigues of a Life in Garnfpn^ wjiichj. they had hotVbeetf' accuftomed toj for much? longer than they expected. May our moft beneficent and gracious God, who has given you fuch an eftabliflh'd Jntereit in our Hearts, who has filled you with fuch Wifdom to project, and fo re-matkaUy^o^aweA>Uiyi)u�MeafurgBwwitfefais BhaSngf in the Beginning and whole ProgreFs of this weighty Affair, ftill and ever fmile on you, and long preferve you to fee the happy Fruits of this important Conqueft% in the Safety, Enlargement and Flourifhing of the Britiih Commerce in general, and uninterrupted Security and Qniet among us, the happy and grateful People our moft gracious Sovereign has committed to your Government. WmInftant,teou to engage th the important En-terprize againli: ^p*4^etdn, whicj| infpired and led you intb fuch vtf&'^tm'afc, Which f0"vifibly and conftantly faperintendedj "bleft'-and- profpered your Meafures, your Qificers and your Orders in thein Execution, ftill watches oyer arid fucceeds'your perfevefing Care for hts Majefty's., Service, and for the Qufer,-Eafe and Safety of, his good Snbjefls : To-this, we muft afcribeit, that your Excels lency has been able by your Prefedce and Addras, with the prevailing Intereft you had in the Hearts and Affe&ipns, both of Officers and Soldiers, to make the Forces at Cape proach : Upon which they abandon'd the Town, and fled with the utmoft Precipitation towards Keith? Our Van Guardpulhed the Rear of the Rebels a-good Way beyond the River Devefon ; but as the Night was coming on, and the Evening was wet and hazy, Major General Bland order'd the Troops to quit the Purfuit: Notwithftanding which,: the "Volunteers, viz. the Marquis of Granby, Colonel i Conway, Captain Haldenj and feveral others^ continued topurfue the Rebels, at leaft two Miles j whofe Pannick was fo great, that it was concluded they would not halt lorigin a Place, till they had pafs'd the Spey. The Campbells, who had the Van, behaved extremely well, as did alfo the Ddke of Kingflon's Horfe; and in general, all the Troops. It is reported from among the Rebels, that Roy Stewart was kill'd by a Shot he received fromone of theDukeof Kingfton'sMen. There are no frefh Accounts from the Weft. s The Earl of Loudon remains at Darnich in the County of Sutherland, .having been joined by 310 Men, in four Companies, from the-: Earl of Sutherland, befides Servants, Cb: _...... coount is received from the Earl of Crawford, that two or three fmall Parties, pofted at different Places in the. Neighbourhood of Athol, have been furprized by the Rei ' bels, and, the Men either killed or taken Prifon ers. Perth, March 19. The Prince of Heffe came to-Duhi.-. keld on Friday laft, and -returned' hither on Saturday. -aMMJj^wNtoMMtffcAit t Pirtjr nf �^rn'llfhirnmfn.. nn der the Command of Glenure^onafter'd at the P< till Ueoels'oAWo^ day the i7thlnflant, at Two o'clock in the Morning, and ' either killed or taken Prifoners. Orders h�ve been received at Pitlochry, iix Miles below Blair, figned by fome of the'Rebels, tQ rai'fe-the Men in Athol; and the Rebel * have placed Guards all the Way between Blair and that Place, which flops all Communication between Duhkeldl to Blair, The Rebels have fur.priied two Parties of the Argyllihiremen, which were ppfted �rt Bjaij&ttte^ The Party at Cuftriville, three Miles from Caftle Menzies, is^ioUo.baveretiredi.$a^he Garrifon. there. -Ifci*added,- - that Lord George Murray, with a Body of the Rebels, has actually attacked ^Caftle cf Blair ; and that there was anptherBody of them within three Miles of Caftle Meri-zies. ' , " Edinburgh, March 20. The Tranfports w'th Bligh'su Regiment are ftill detained here by contrary Winds. Whitehall, March 25. The King has been pleafed to Jjgrjn�y)j�L^^ T County of Norfolk, Knight of the Bath, the Dignity of a BaFonet of the. Kingdom of Great-Britain� The King has been pleafed to conftitute and appoint Archibald-Hamilton, Efq; commonly called Lord Archibald Hamilton, to be Mailer of His Majefty's Royal Hof- ADVERTISEMENTS arc taken in for, this Paper, at Lloyd's Coffee-Housi, , in Lombard-Street, 6 ~ (9 0 ;