General Advertiser (Newspaper) - May 16, 1846, London, Middlesex
Hie General Advertifer. klJM B. 3605. FRIDAY, Ma y 16, 1746. Dealy j$ay 14. ARRIVED Yefterday after Poft his "Majefty's Ship the Gloucefter, from a Cruize; and remain with the Outward-bound, a6 in tny laft:. Wind N.E. Grave/end, May 14. Pafs'd by the Princefs Louifa, Fowies, from Oftend ; Palm-Tree, Comero,Trom Coleburgh Dorfet, Tobias, from Rotterdam ; Johannes, Grufe; and Comadant, Plank, from Stettin j Glafs Bottle, Baffaro j Catherine, Samuel-ibn ; Lawrence, Roare , and Andrew and Elizabeth, Newell, from Norway ; and Raleigh, Veil, from a Cruize. The Oxford, Rees, from Briftol, is arrived at St. Kitts. The Owen Gaily, Fofter, from Bollon, at ditto. To the Author cf the Generai Advertiser. SIR, * I think the following Extract not improper to be � publifh'd at this Time. It is taken from a Letter printed � in 1739, giving an Account of the Rife and Progrefs of � the Society in Scotland for propagating Cbrifiian Know-* kdge. THE Extent of the Highlands of Scotland is -much greater than has .commonly been imagined: From the Mull of Kyntyre to Farohead in Slrathncfver, is more than Two hundred Miles in a ftrait Line from South to JsTorth ; and from Farohead to Jobn-a-Groafs Hou/e, is a-bove Sixty Miles along the .North and Northern Coaft of the Continent, Befides, there is a vaft Number of inhabited Wands, of which fome are both large and populous: For Initance, Jura is 24 Miles long ; IJla, 16 ; Mull, 24 ; Sfy, 48 ; Long-ljland, comprehending Bara, Southuift, ar.d Levies, 100; and many others, from 2 to 12 Miles in Length. The Iflesof Orkney and Zetland are to be con-iidered by themfelves j for to Orkney alone belong 33 inhabited Iflands, one of which is 24 Miles, and another 12 in Length. In Zetland there are about 30 inhabited Iflands, fome of which are 6, others 7 Miles long. Many of thefe Iflands lie at confiderable Pittances from the Continent, and from one another, and are in Extent about one half of Scotland. In this great Extent of Country, Ignorance and Superfti-tion greatly prevail j in fome Places the Remains even of Paganifm are (till to befound, and in many others the Reformation from Popery has never yet obtained. The Pa-xifhes where Minifters arc fettled, are commonly of very great Extent, fome 30, 40, 5.0 Miles long, and generally divided by unpaflable Mountains and Lakes j fo that moft of the Inhabitants being deftitute of all means of Knowledge, and without any Schools to educate their Children, are entirely ignorant of the Principles of Religion and Virtue, live injldlenefs and Poverty, have no Notion of Induftry, or Senfeof Liberty, are fubjeft to the Will and Command of their Popifh difaffe&ed Chieftains, who have always oppofed the propagating Chriftian"Knowledge, and the Englijb Tongue, that they might with lefs Difficulty keep their miferable Vafials in a flavifh Dependance. The poorer fort have only the lrijb Tongue, and little Correfpondence with the civilized Parts of the Nation, and only come among them to pillage the more induftrious Inhabitants j they are brought up in Principles of Tyranny uod Arbitrary Government, depend upon foreign Papifts as. their main Support, .and the native lrijb as their beft Cor-refpondents and Allies. This has been the Source of all the Rebellions and Infurre&ions, in that Country, fince jthe Revolution. On the otherHand, they are naturally of a quick Genius, of great bodily Strength, inur'd to Hardfhip. Then-Country is commodioufly fituated for the nobleft Filhery in the Word, of which our Neighbours have made immenfe Profit. They have Mines and Woods, and great Quantities of black Cattle, and vaft Traits of improveable. Land, which lie wafte for want of Induftry m the1 People, atid of confidering the Advantage of. their Situation. They are a numerous and prolifick People; and, if reformed in their Principles and Manners, and ufefully employ'd, might be made a confiderable Acceffion of Power and Wealth to Great-Britain. Some Clans of Htghfcmders, well inftrud-ed in the Arts of War, and well affected to the Government, would make as able and formidable a Body for their Country's De/ence, as Great-Rritain, or Switzerland, or any Part of Europe, are able to produce. : Extra3 of at Letter from Bergen-op-Zoom, May 19. ' We were in Hopes here, from the Appearance of a 4 Stand made by M. Bathiani, that Antwerp would have * been defended a confiderable Time, and we mould not have been immediately leftexpofed to the French Infults. ' Whether we may be fo now or not is indeed uncertain. * as we cannot pofitively tell upon what Terms their � High Mightincffes are treating with the Court of France. A Neutrality, if fuch a Thing be defigned, ma/ or may not fecure us. It may, if the Court of France Mill * confiders our Friendship as worth purchafing at the Price ' of its ambitious Views; for then we may be ascertain as � we may of any Thing which depends upon the Honour � of that Power, that the ancient Dominions of this Re-� public may not be attacked. It may not, if France � thinks us driven, by our own indeterminate Councils, to that Extremity, as to be, obliged to receive Laws from her on any Conditions; for then fhe will make no Ceremony of purfuingher Enemies, while they continue un equal to her in Force, wherever they may chufe to're-treat. ' Upon the latter Suppofition, we are here in a very bad Situation fmce the Retreat of the Aultrian General to'Breda. We are, in faft, quite left naked, except what little Safety we may expecl from our Works, (and Judges fay they are not in the bcil Condition) and our ' lmall Garrifon ; but what are thefe againft an Army of near an Hundred thoufand Men, and a Train of Artillery that is capable of laying us foon in an Heap of Rubbifh ? It is ftill, however, fuggefted, that we ought not to defpair, and that the States General have taken no Meafures but to protradt Time, and declare themfelves openly as foon as they think fuch a Declaration can be fupported. The French, no Doubt, will endeavour to prevent any Reinforcements coming to the Army from Germany : But their Attempt will probably be ineffectual, and mult be fo, if thele Reinforcements have Liberty to chufe their Way. And as to the Forces expected from England, nothing can obftruft them but luchRefolutions as I will not fuppofe, fmce our Ports muft for fome Time, let the French Progrefs be ever fo great, be open to any Tranfportauons from Great-Britain. Wednefday Night one of his Majefty's Mefiengers ar-riv'd Exprefs at St. James's from his Royal Highnefs the Duke of Cumberland, the Contents of which are not yet made publick. Yelterday it was currently reported that two Privateers from Nantz, had a few Days ago a very defperate Engagement on the Coaft of Scotland, with two of our Sloops of War, who were obliged to fheer off, from the fuperior Strength of the faid Privateers ; who'tis mppos'd were difpatch'd with pofitive Orders to bring off the Principal Perfons concerned in the late Unnatural and Frenchify'd Rebellion. All the private Letters agree that the Crops of Sugars in-the Leeward Iflands, are much better than has been known for many Years paft. We heBr, that the Government have ordered three "new Forts to be built at Brighthelmfton, Steyning and Lee in Suffex, for the future Security of that Coaft. Friday and Saturday laft two Brigades of Foot, were quartered, by Order of the War Office, all along the Coafts of Kent and Suffex, in Order to put a flop to the Smugling Trade, fo Deftructive 10 the Nation's Jntereft. The Right Hon. the Houfe of Peers have appointed the Right Rev. Dr. John Gilbert, Bifhop of LandafF, to Preach before them the zcjth Inftant, at Weftminfter-Abbey, being the Reftoration of King Charles II. Laft Saturday Nighit was married at the Seat of Nicholas Clayton, Efq; in Suffex, Stephen Mulb'ns, Efq; of Grange-hall, in that County, to Mifs S.elby an Heirefs of great Fortune. Laft Tuefday the CommifSoners of the Excife appointed Benjamin Holt, Efq; to be Collector of the Excife for the County of Derby. On Wednefday died fuddtnfy Samuel Harris, Efq; at his Houfe on Newmgton Green. Laft Week died at his Seat near Aftiburnham, in the Peak ef Derbyfhire, -Wright, Efq; a Gentleman well refpefted among his Tenants, for his continual Rfefi-dence among them, and the great Encouragement he always gave to Rural Sports and Exercifes. On Wednefday laft died at his Houfe in Clarges-ftreet, Piccadilly, in the 78th Year of his Age, Jonathan Goodwin, Efq; a Gentleman of good Fortune, who ferv'd his Country as an Officer in Flanders, in the Reign of Qaeen Anne. Yefterday died at his Lodgings in Bifhopfgate-Street, Charles Woodward, Efq; a young Gentleman of a confiderable Eftate in Lancashire, very much efteem'd by all that knew him. On Wednefday laft died Mr. Fowler, an Attorney of confiderable Praftice. On Wednefday laft one Mr. Crowle; an Officer belonging to the Ciiftoms, was unfortunately drown'd, as he was going on board a Ship at Deptford. On Wednefday Night laft one of the Rebel Prifoners, in Cuftody of Mr. Ward, a Meffenger near St. Martin's Church, endeavoured to make his Efcape by getting out of a Window, but was retaken in Dukef's-Court, and lxhce that a Guard is placed at the Door. This Day the Lords Cornmiffioners and others for managing the Affairs of Chelfea College-, will meet to examine fuch Superannuated Invalids as are worn ou6 in ;the Service of the Crown, in order to their being admitted as Out Penfroners of the faid College. About fix Weeks fmce a young Woman, a Relation of a Shop-keeper near Cripplegate, came to his Houfe, and deilr'd to leave a Bundle there, till fhe cati'd for.it; being (as fhe faid) going into Service : Some time after a very difagreeable Smellwas complain'd of by all thePedP^Tin the Houfe, which ftill growing more Offenfive, they woke open a Box belonging to the above-mention'd Perfon, in which fhe-had lock'd up the Bundle; when to their great Surprize, they found the Body of a Male Child*, pufrifted ; on which the Coroner was immediately1 acquainted with, the Affair, who fummon'd a Jury, to fit on Monday- laft on the Bjdy, who brought in their Verdict Wilful Murder. The Woman has not been heard of fmce heff leaving'the Bundle j but diligept Search is making after her, in order to bring her ta Juftice. Yefterday the Seffions began at the Old-Bailey, when twenty Prifoners were tried, two of whom were Capitally convifted, viz. William Ruffel for a Highway Robbery. And Samuel Watfon, for a Street Robbery; Fourteen were cait for Trahfportation, and three acquitted. We hear, that' feveral remarkable Trials wili come on this Day at the Old-Bailey ; in Particular, that of the Smith in Golden-lane, for killing a Perfon on the late Rejoicing Night, &c. &c. Pifeafes and Cafualties this Week. Difcafes. Aged 30. Confumption 83. Convul- Dropfy 10. Fever 74. Small Pox 78. fion 112. Teeth 22. Cafualties. Drown'd 3. Hang'd himfelf 1. Murder'd z. Overlaid 1. Scalded 1. Chriften'd Males 121. Females 140. In all 261. Buried Males 251. Females 221. In all 472. Decreas'd in the Burials this Week 71. The WAREHOUSE for Morning Gowns and Banjans is removed from Pope's-Head Alley, to the Woo/pack and Dolphin, Three Doors above Birchin-lane in Lornhill: Where great Variety of Gowns are kept ready made, of rich Silk Damafks, fine Scotch Plaids, Flower'd RufTels, Figur'd Grograms, Valluret?, Sec. Alfo Banjans of fine Cloth, Duffins, Plaids and Damafks. All Sorts ef Velvet Caps and Safhes. At SADLERS WELLS, ljllngton, will be perform'd this Evening, a grand Repreientntian uf the comph,at V ic-tory, gain'd by his Royal Highnefs the Duke, over the Rebels in Scotland ; in which the Curious will perceive every particular Incident correfpond with the lateft Intelligence. As it was impoihble to do Jultice to an Affair of this Confequence without fuiHcien't DeliberaTionY every Perfon of Judgment willexcufe its being a while defcrr'd ; especially when thev oblerve the vaft difference between fome little irregular Skirmifhes which have been exhibited in other Places (which ncverthelefs, as the Publick is informed, fo great is the prefent prevailing Spirit of Loyalty i have delighted the politeft Audiences, "in the fevereft V/c^her) and a furious Battle undertaken with thegrcateft Caution, and executed with the greateft Vigour that a Stage is capable of. The Reprefentation of the Battle near Culloden-Houfe, under the Command of our Glorious Heroe the Duke, has met with fuch univerfal Applaufe from Crowded Audien->ces, that the Proprietor of the New Wells in Goodman s-Fieldi, takes this Opportunity to return his humble Thanks for their kind Appearances; and as every one who has feea the Battle is pleafed to fay it is done far beyond all other trifling Attempts; no other Houfes (except the Theatres) having a Stage fufficient to fhew fuch a Diftance of the Hills, the River Spey, and the Number of Horfe and Fooc that muft at oncebe engag'd in the Battle, and in purfuit of the Rebels: Which Will be perform'd this Night, with feveral Additions. High-Water this Day at London-Bridge at 23 Minutes after 6. Bank Stock 122 1 half a 3 4ths. India Di:to 165 1 half a c, 8ths. South Sea Stock 953 4ths. Ditto Old Annuities 96 1 4th a 3 Sths. Ditto New 97 3 8ths a l half. Four per Cent. Bank Annuities 92 3 8ths a 5 8ths a 1 half. Three per Cent. Annuities 80 a 1 Sths. Million Bank no Price. Equivalent no Price. Royal Affurance no Price. London Affuranceg 3 4ths. Englifh Copper 5 1. Seven per Cent. Emperor's Loan no Price. Five per Cent. Ditto no Price. Bank Circulation 6 1. Pr. India Bonds 12 s. a 15 s. Pr. "hree and a half Salt Tallies no Price. Three and a half per Cent. Exchequer Order* no Price. Three per Cent Ditto no Price. Lottery Tickets 5 s. Prem. Life Annuities 11 3 4ths Years Purchafe. H A Y - M A R K E T. AT the KING's THEATRE in the HAY-MARKET, TueHaynext, will be performed aNevr OPERA, callM A N T I G O N O. And Dances and other Decorations, Entirely Nenv. Pit and Boxes to hi put together, and no Perfons to be admitted . Without Tickets; tfthicn Will bi delivered that Day, at the Opera Office ia the Hay-Market, at Half a Guinea each. Gallery 5 s. By HIS M A J EST Y'� Command, No Perfouj whatever to be admitted behind the Scenes. The Gallery to btflpen'd at four o'Clock. Pit and Boxes at Five* To begin at Half aa How after Six o'clock. Admiralty-Office, May 15, 1746. *T* HE Petty-Officers and Stamen late belonging to his Majeftys Armed Veffel ibe Baltimore, -which . -was caft away on the Coafi oft Anglefea in Wales, are hereby friStj charged and dit tiled to re fair forthwith an j .Board his Mytf?*: ^t^tb^i^K. fining out at Chatham, where they will it faid the Wages due to them for the faid Armed Vtjfelj before the Saphire proceeds to Sea, and Con-du3 Money will he allowed them Jor travelling to the Ship j but if fjbey'fail to ret air as dirtied, they will not only lofe. their Wages fir ^Baltimore, but the Marjhal of the Admiralty will be ordered to apprehend them, in Order to thdr being'Triedat a Court Martial as Deferters, and puni/bed with the uimof /Severity of the Law.. iTho. Corbett, LONDON INFIRMARY. ANExtraordinary General Court of the Go- -vernort of this Charity wilt be held at'Haberdafhcrs-Hall in Maiden-Lane, London, this Day, the' itth lnjl% at Eleven dClock precifely, on Special Affairs. Richard' Neale, Sec. V ERTISE MEN TS are taken in tor chis Paper, at Lloyd's Coffee-House, in Lombard-Street.