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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - May 15, 1845, London, Middlesex The General Advertifer. WEDNESDAY, May 15, *745- and Mary, Deal, May 13. UT back laft Night the Prince Frederick Privateer, Talbot ;and the Prince Charles, Lyon, for Leghorn ; and remain with his Majefty's Ships and the Outward-bound, as in my laft ; with the Gold, - i and Succefs, Spencer, for Virginia; Elizabeth, OlifrV, for Maryland. Tuft arrived the Gibraltar Packet, from Antigua; > from Philadelphia. Wind S,W. LONDON. Letters from Mentz, of May 15, N.S. run thus, The French who had made an Attempt to raife a Fcrt in St. Peter's Ifland, in a Manner under the Windows of the �16610/5 Palace, and had defifted from it upon the Representations made by the Elector againft fuch an Infult, are now returned into the fiid Ifland, and have placed a Guard of Fifty Men at the Weftern End of it near Ingelheim Ifland, under Pretence of covering their Works. They have opened all the Mails for this Week pad, and the Prince Df Conti fuffers no Boat to defcend the Rhine. , Amjicjci^m, May z, j\.S. 1 he following is-an Extract of a Le;ter from a Perfon of Diftin&ion at one of the principal Courts of Germany, concerning the prefent Situaiton of A flairs. ' v\ e flatter'd ourfelves that the Peace concluded between the Queen of Hungary and theEle&or of Bavaria would have paved the Way far fpeedily reftoring Tranquility in Germany ; but to our Misfortune we find that we have reckoned in this without our Hoft, for the War is likely to rage in our dear Country with greater Fury than ever. It is true that France has loft an Ally, by Bavaria's defer-tingher; but this Event faves her near 30 Millions of Livres a Year ; and her Troops, to whom the Danube has always been fatal, maybe more ufefully'employed elfewhere : And while that Crown preferves her principal Ally, the King of Pruffia, who atting with 120,000 Men, keeps in Play the greateft Part of the Auitrian and Saxon Troops, fhe muft have a great Superiority in Germany, where fhe actually has two confidcrable Armies, one of 50,000 Men under the Prince of Conti, and the other on theNeckar under the Command of M. de Ba-lincourt, which will foon *T ""a-""r"A - p.TirnMw This lalt Army is deftined to keep off the Auftrian Troops that are coming from Bavaria to join the Duke of Aremberg, who is not ftrong enough to make Head againft the Prince of Conti. They write from the Hague, that the following Lift of the French General Officers killed and wounded in the late A&ion, has been received there from Paris. KILLED. Lieutenant Generals. De CliiTon Duke de Gramont De Chevert Du Brocard \ Saumery De Bombelles Brigadiers. Chevalier d'Apcher Chevalier Dilloa Major Generals. De Bonek Moncheune De Craon W O U N D E D. Lieutenant Generals. Refuveille Lutteaux Rubempre, the Son Comte de Baviere Vife Major Generals. Villars Marquis d'Anlezy La Beaume Defcajeuls Longuanay La Roque Puiiegar Brigadiers. The two Chevaliers deCham- Due de Havre pignally, Colonels Dauger St. Georges De Cr^nay Chevalier de Mezieres La Peyroufe De Huingrole La Sene La Smile De Creinot De la Broffe De Gault De la Vienne La Perne Dangerat Chevallier DalTy ^roudel Langey Maillet Lambilly Bournonville Chevalier de St. Sauveur Bizet Poudens Marquis de Rofet Chevalier de Monaco De Hevers De Guefelin De Lanquet The greater Part of this of their Wounds. Lift of Brigadiers are fince dead Extratt of a Letter from an Officer in the Allied Army in Flanders. Camp near Aetb, May 13, N.S. IHave only juft Time to acquaint you, that' I have ef-cap'd fafe and found from a Battle, or rather an Attack upon the Enemy's Lines, and that, as lam told, (for you know 'tis the firft I have ever feen) one of the warmeft that has ever been known. Never was. there a more fevere Cannonading than we endufd for about eight Hours. We made ourfelves Mafters of fome of their Batteries, and difmounted others ; but the French had fo many Cannon, and fo well difpofed, (as they were firft in PofTefiion'of the Ground, and knew it fo well) that there was not the leaft Corner of the Field that was not expofed to'their Fire, which never ceas'd 'till we had retir'd. Nevertheless, the Foot march'd up with the greateft-Boldnefs to their very Trenches, and attack'd them fo vigoroufly, that they re-puls'd them more than once, tho' they could fee no more than their Hats and their Bayonets, 'till after they [had fore'd them to give Way; but they were fupported by fuch Numbers, and fuch a prodigious Advantage of Situation, being upon a rifing Ground and intrench'd up to their very Eye-, and their Cannon playing like Hail on all Sides of u^ that it was impoffible to force their Lines; and for my own particular, 1 defire no other Argument to .prove its Impoilibility, than our hiving faii'd in the Attempt j for nothing could exceed the Courage and Refolution of our whole Army ; if I had mention'd Conducl too, it would have been arrogating to myfelf the Characler of a Judge, which I can have no Pretentions to yet, but as I don't hear the leaft Fault found with it by others, I ameonvine'd there was none wanting. As the Enemy never appear'd out of their Trenches, the Horfe could do nothing, tho' they fuffer'd equally from the Cannon. I had fhe Honour to carry the Standard of Col. Ligonier's Squadron that Day, and had the good Fortune to efcape without the leaft Hurt or Lofs, tho' there were Men and Horfes kill'd on each Side of me. Our Regiment efcaped with the leaft Lofs of any in the Field. I will not pretend to give an Account of the whole A&ion what was done here, and what there, for it is beyond my Capacity; befides, you will foon have a particular one that may be depended on from abler Hands. His Royal Highnefs, with the greateft Intrepidity, was , every where in the midft of Danger, encouraging the Troops with hisPrefence, and exhorting them. Among the relt he did our two Squadrons the Honour to fay, He only defii'd they would behave as they had done before upon a like Occafion. Sir John Legonier led on the Foot, and by the greateft Providence in the World received no Huit; neither did Lieutenant Amherll who attended him. The Lofs the Infantry has fuftain'd is inconceiveable ; and fuch Havock as has been made among the Officers was never heard of before : Five or fix out of thirty is all that is left in feveral Regiments. You will foon have Lifts of them printed. In fhort, we have loft the Day, and were order'd to retire ; which was done with fuch Management and Order, that the French durft not follow us, but at a great Diftance. I hope we fhall be able to quit Scores with them yet, before the Campaign be over : We have Time ' enough to Recriut, for it is one of the earlieft Aflions that has been known. The Men do not feem much difcourag'd, but I believe would meet them again To-morrow, if they would come out of their Holes. I believe I had forgot to tell you that this happen'd on the 11 th of May: what Name to call it by, I don't yet know. I wifh it was in my Power to give you a full and particular Relation of the Action, but you will fpeedily have a regular one in the Gazette. Iam fatisfied, my chief End was to let my Friends know I was well, and not quite difpirited, tho' a little fa-tigned, having refted but very little for three Nights together, for I aflure you we have not been idle the little Time we have been in the Field. I am, &c. It is confirmed that the States General have ordered Nine Battalions to reinforce the Allied Army : And (hat they have ordered 40,000 Florins to be divided amongit their Troops who diftinguifh'd themfelves- near Toumay. His Electoral Highnefs of Bavaria has wrote to the Queen of Hungary, affuring her Majefty that he will reli-gioufly obferve the Terms of the Treaty lately concluded at Fueffen. Yefterday a MefTenger arrived at St. James's, with an Account of his Majefty's Arrival at Helvoctfluys on Sunday Morning. On Monday died, atherHoufe in Stratford, Mrs.Bailey, a Maiden Gentlewoman of good Fortune, which fhe has left amongft her Relations. laft Night the Corpfe of the Rev. Dr. Baker was in-terr'd in a very handfome manner in the Cloyfters of WTeft-min^er-Abbey. TSTT ' * " This Morning 270 Men will be draughted from the Firlt and Third Regiments -of Guards, on the Parade in St. James's Park ; and a like Number be draughted from the Second Regiment in the Tower, who are to embark for Flanders with all convenient fpeed. We hear, that Admiral Martin is return'd to Plymouth, with the Squadron under his Command. On Monday laft a Dutch Man of W*ar arrived in the Downs, with a large Fleet of Coafiers fom the Weftward under his Convoy. Yefterday about 12 b'Clock a moft dreadful Fire happen'd at a Sail-maker s near George s S airs, Horfleydown, occafion'd by a Man's carelefly leaving a Pot of Tar on the Fire, which boiled over, and inflantly fet the Work-fhop in a Flame, that communicated itfelf to the adjoining Buildings, and from thence (being clofe to the Thames) to the Berwick, Opt. Kemp, a Ship of 300 Tons, intended to carry Stores to Gibraltar, which was foon burnt down to the Water's-Edge, together^ with feveral Lighters 3 at the fame Time it rag'd on the Shoar with fuch Violence, that tho' there were feveral Engines, and all poffible Help, yet in lefs than three Hours 22 Houfes were burnt down, with all the Goods and Hcufhold Furniture of the feveral Inhabitants ; the Lofs computed in the whole at 10,000 1. Sterling. Yefterday Anne Davies, otherwife Bofwell, was committed to Clerkenwell Bridewell, by Sir Thomas De Veil, for felon'oufly taking out of the Dwelling Houfe of Mr. Matthew Morton, a great quantity of wearing Apparel and other Things his Property, Part of which was found upon her. The fame Day a great Number of Grocers accufed of having exercifed their Trades on the Lord's Day were fummon'd before Sir Thomas De Veil, at the Requeft of the principal Perfons of that Prtfeffion, who having acknowledged the Information againft them to be true and promifing a thorough Reformation, were difcharged by the Confent of the Profecutors. Yefterday William Carter was committed to Wood-ftreet Compter by Sir John Thompfon, for felonioufly ftealing a Sun-Dial from out of the Garden of Charles Hodges, Efq; of Finchley, of the Value of Five Guineas, which was found upon him. At the New Wei's near the London Spaw, Clerkenwell^ this and every Evening during the Summer Seafon, at Five o'Clock, the celebrated Mifs Rayner performs feveral new F.xercifes oh the Kope, accompanied by Mr. Hough, Mife C. Ra\ner, and others ; Tumbling by Mr. Williams, Mr. Rayner, and Mr. Hough ; Dancing by Mr. Rofoman, Mr. Yates, Mr?. Hough, and Mifs Rayner ; with feveral new Songs by Mr. Brett and Mifs Vaux. The whole to conclude with a Grand Entertainment of Mufick, call'd Hercules and.Omphale, or Love and Glory. BANKRUPTS. Thomas Penny, of the City of Bath, in the County of Somerfet, Maitfler, Brewer and Chapman. Evan Griffith, within Bifhopfgate, London, Warehoufe-man and Chapman. Thomas Ccfby, of Ruffel-flreet, in the Parifh of St. Paul Covent-Garden, Middlefex, Vintner. High Water this Day at London-Bridge g at Minutes af'er io. COVE N T-G A R D E N. For the Ben-fit of Mr. Banks, Mr. Connor, Mr. Carney, and Mr. Trott, Lobby-Door-keeper. AT the Theatre- Royal in Covent-Garden, this Day, will be presented a Comedy, call'd The B U S Y BODY. The Part of Marplot by Mr. Chapman 5 Sir George Airy, Mr. Rya"n ; Sir Francis Gripe, Mr. Hipp'rfiey; Sir Jealous Traffick, Mr-Marten ; Charley Mr. Hale ; Wbiiper, Mr. James. Ifabihda, Mrs� Hale; Patxh, Mifs Hippefley ; And the Part ot Miranda, by Mrs-. Clive. With Entertainments of Dancing, particularly Le Gondolier, by Mr. COOKE, and others. Alfothe Scotch Dance by Mr. Villeneuve,"" Mrs. Delagarde, Mr, Delagarde, Mr.Deftrade, Mrs. Lebrun, and Mrs. VilJeneuve. To which will be added, a Farce, call'd The S C H O O L-B O Y. The Part of the Scho-'l-Boy by Mr. Woodward ; Major RakiA, Mr. Hipfifley ; Young Rakilh, Mr. Hale. Boxes 5 s. Pit 3 s. Firft Gallery 2 s. Upper Gallery I s. Tickets deliver''d out for a Gentleman under Misfortunes, Mr. Bian-chini, and others, ivill be taien. To begin exactly at Six o'Clock. ADVERTISEMENTS are taken in for this Paper, at Lloyd's Coffee-House, in Lombard-ftreet. 6 - 0 ;