General Advertiser (Newspaper) - May 26, 1846, London, Middlesex
The General Advertifer. N 17 M B. 36:3. MONDAY, May 26, 1746. Bed, May 23. ESTER DAY the Salamander Privateer fail'd Weftward. Remain his Majefty's Ship Surprize. Wind N.t�. Deal, May 24. The Man of War remains, as in my laft. Wind N.E. The Anne, Payne, from London is arrived at Dublin. The Chefter, Cookfon, from London, at Chefter. JLxtra8 of a Letter from Leiffick, May 24. ' The Hiftory of M. Saxe, which has lately been pub-�liftied here, obtains the general Approbation of all who ' are Judges of fuch Works. The Author l)news himfelf ' an able Writer, who knows how to join Hitlorical � Truth with the Refpeft he owes the deceafed Monarch * 1 who was Father of his Hero, and touches with great Sa-' gacity the moft delicate Parts of his Subject. The � Choice of his Materials, the Manner in which he han-/ dies them, and the Method and Order he obferves, are � all equally jure. By way of Specimen of the Whole, � take what he fays of the Marfhal by Way of Portait: " He is a Nobleman of Middle Stature, and a robuft " nervous Conftitution, but not very fat. The Vivacity " of his auguft Father appears in all he does, and he even " participates of the extraordinary Strength that was ad-" mired in that Monarch. In the Vigour of his Youth, �' he could, with a fingle Blow, ftrike cfF the Head of a " Stagg in full Courfe, break with his Hands a new-forg'd " Hbrfe-fhoe, and roll up a Pewter Dilh like a Sheet of " Paper. In general, he difcovered furprizing Strength " in all his Exercifes. As to the Reft, his ferious Beha-" viour is not in the leaft prejudicial to the Sweetnefs of his �' Character. He is the beft of Mafters to thofe who de- pend upon him, and the true Father of the Soldiers. He " is an excellent Courtier, tho' an Enemy to Flattery. " Magnificence of Drefs is not what he naturally much " delights in; but having been always a great Partifan of 41 the Fair Sex, and being generous even to Prodigality, " this Article runs him to great Expences, as he facrifices " every Thing to this darling Paffion, and is exceeding " fond of Variety. To Exceffes of this Nature is attri-" buted the Alteration that has been obferved within a few " Years paft, with regard ta his Health. His Rank " amongft the great Captains of the Age, is one of the " moft diftinguifhed. To the greateft Valour and Intre-" pidity he adds an equal Share of Prudence and Expe-" rience, &c. Thelate AuguflusII. King of Poland. LONDON. From the London Gazette. Leghorn, May 6, N. S. Letters from Genoa of the 30th paft mention, that the Republick had iffued' out Com-miffions for raifing 36 Companies of 60 Men each, who were to be fupplied with a Jacket, Hat, Shoes and Stockings, to ferve only for one Year within the Territories of the Republick, and at the Expiration of that Time to be difcharged, keep their Cloaths, and to be paid ten Sols per Day per Man, including their Bread. The Government had refolved to fortify a fraall Ifland called St. Andrew, about four Miles diftint from the City. They are greatly ftreightned for frefh Provisions, and are under great Apprehenfions of a Bombardment-from his Britan-aick Majefty's Fleet. Marlhal Malllebois continues with his Head Quarters at Novi, and the Cavalry cantoon'd at Gavi, Polcevera, and the Bsfagna, for the Conveniency of Liege, May 27, N.S. M. D'Etree3 the other Day fent 5000 Men from his Corps towards Hamont and Bercy, with a view to have furprized Slippenbach's Regiment oi Dragoons, but they fail'd of Succefs, and the iaid Regiment is fafely arrived at Maeftritch, at which Place Orders are given for all the Inhabitants who cannot provide themfelves with Provisions- for fix Months to go out of the Town. Notwithftanding the repeated Promifes given to our Bifhop, that the French fhould obferve the exa&eft Neutrality in this Country, they have committed the greateft Outrages, plundering wherever they have been, and the Bifhop has written a very ftrong Letter thereupon to the French King. Brufels, May 30, N. S, By Accounts dated the 27th from Antwerp, the French had not at that Time begun to fire upon the Caftle, but the befieg�d had dismounted two of their Batteries: But it was thought the French would very foon open what they called their Royal Battery and another of 50 Mortars, in order to reduce the Caftle to Afhes : That the Commander had given Notice to his moft Chriftian Majefty to forbid the Officer, going up to the Top of the Cathedral to overlook him, and that unlefs a Stop was put thereto, he fhould be obliged to fire upon it: That the French Army remained in its old Pofition ; but that a Detachment from it of 15000 Men had been lately fent towards Binche. The Corps which is now befieging the Caftle of Antwerp is commanded by the Count de Clermont, and confifts of 28 Battalions and 16 Squadrons. Hague, May 31, N. S. We have no News here of any Alteration in-the Pofition of the French Army, nor even of the Progrefs of the Siege of the Citadel of Antwerp. The Allied Armies continues employed in ftrengthening its prefent Poft, and is well fupplied with all Neceflaries. By the frefheft and moft authentick Accounts we have of the Approach of the Hanoverians, the whole Corps is to be upon the Rhine the Day after To-morrow, and pafs it all at once at different Places between Wefel and Emmerick, in order to encamp in a Body the next Day at Calcar, from whence in a few Days more it is reckoned it may join the Army. There are alfo two Convoys of Recruits, Remounts, and Regimentals upon the Point of reaching the Army for the Heflian Troops now there, and for thofe daily expeclted from Scotland. The frefheft News we have here of the Operations in Italy, are from Prince Lichten-ftein's Army of the ,17th Inftant, when nothing decifive had paffed. All M. de Gages's Army was gathered and polled clofe under the Walls of Placentia, where M. Caftellar, with the Refidue of the Garrifon of Parma, was alfo arrived. The Auftrians were bufy in ftraitening and cutting off their Means of Subfifting, and in that View had made themfelves Mafters, afcer a gallant Oppofition on the Part of the Spaniards, of a Caftle fituated 011J the Trevia, and called Ufilippo. The Agreement between the French and Dutch Eaft India Companies, relating to the three China Ships brought by the latter of Commodore Barnet, is now fettled and figned. By Advices from Paris of the 27th Inftant, we have Accounts, that the Breft Squadron remained in the Ifles of Aic, near Rochelle, upon the 20th, upon which Day the Duke d'Anville was at Roch-fort, and that there was not any Talk when he would put to Sea. Edinburgh, May 13. By a Letter dated the 6th Inftant, at Aros Bay, in the jfland of Mull, we hear, that the Greyhound Man of War, with the Terror, Baltimore, and Raven Sloops, were failed from thence for Lochna-nauch in Arifaig, to renew their Attack on the two French Ships, and expected to be joined by Capt. Fergufon in the Furnace Sloop, for whom they had fent an Exprefs, as they had done for the Serpent, but doubted wheti Edinburgh, May 19. We have credible Advices from Old RookinArdnamurchan, that the Pretender's Son, with the Perfons commonly called the D. of Perth, and Lord John Drummond, as alfo Lord Elcho, Sheridan, O'Sulli-van, and Mr. Buchannan, with many others whole Names were not known, made their Efcape on Sunday the 4th on board of two French Men of War from Arifaig; and that Secretary Murray remained to take Care of the Money and Stores landed. In the Engagement on Saturday the 3d, one of the French Ships had 48 Men killed, the other 8, among whom, one Major Hales of the Picquets, befides a great many wounded. During the Action, the Country People, particularly Barifdale, and the Macdonalds belonging to him, carried off 240 Cafks of Brandy, and a-bout 8001. in Cafh. The M'Leans who came from Mull, went off on Saturday Night after the Engagement, and carried with them one of the French Long-boats, laden with Brandy and fome Cafh. When the Action was over the Captain would land no more Stores, finding that thofe he had fet on Shore were plundered. They talk of affem-bling at Stranhan in Sunart, and to keep a Body moving to * harrafs our Troops, in Hopes to obtain Terms, and try to perfuade the People, that the Pretender's Son is to return with a greater Force ; but this gains no Credit even a-mongft the Rebels themfelves. By the Ship Glafgow,, Alexander Montgomery, Mafter, now lying in Keliburn-Road, there is Advice, that on the 5th the laid Ship, being-off Dunvegan Sound in the Ifle of Sky, turning with the Wind-at S.W. made two large Ships coming down upon her, and fleering to the N.W. but the Glaigow makirg from them, they did not porfue. On the 6th Inftant, a Dutch Ship, bound forLeverpool, which was a little a-ftem of the Glafgow when the two Ships pafTcd, informed the Glafgow, that they had fpoke with him, and were French. Men of War. The Wind continued for fome Days S. W. and has firice been Eafterly, fo poffibly they may not yet have got round the North of Scodand. Chamberlain*t Office, Leitejler-houfe, May 17. The Prince andPrincefs of Wales go into Mourning for his Serene Highnefs the Duke of Saxe-Weiffenfelds, on Wednefday the 21 ft Inftant. The Ladies to wear, in full Drefs, Black Silks, Plain Linnen, Crape Hoods, Black Fans, Shoes, and Shammy Gloves j Dark Grey Silks Undrefs'd. The Men to wear Black Cloath half trimm'd, Weepers, Plain Linnen, Shammy Shoes, Crape Hatbands, Black-Swords, Buckles, &c. Dark Grey Frocks Undrefs'd. On Saturday laft his Majefty went from Kenfington to Richmond, dined there, and afterwards walked leveral Hours in the Garden, and returned in the Evening. This Day the Houfe of Commons will meet, purfuant to their Adjournment. And To-morrow the Houfe of Lords will alfo meet. It is reported (by what Authority we know not) that the King of Pruffia had declared, that if the French entered the Dominions of the States, he wouJd immediately fend his Forces to their Affiftance. It is faid a French Man of War was taken laft Week near Oftend, but the Particulars not being mention'd we. doubt the Truth of it. The Court Martial at Deptford, for, the Trial of Admiral Leftock met on Thurfday laft, purfuant to their Adjournment, when after fome Debates they adjourned to the next Day, and then examined Capt. John Gafcoign, Commander of the Torbay, in Admiral Leftock's Divifion, whofe f xamination lafted till between, four and five, and then the Court adjourn'd till nine this Mornign, when they will proceed on the Examination of the WitnefTcs, in Admiral Leftock's Defence.