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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - October 17, 1845, London, Middlesex The Qmm$ Aferti||f. Numb. 3414. TlH IT R S DA Y, October 17, 1745" Veal, Oftober 15. I AIL'D Yefterday Afttrn$ppl&jtoa^ jefty's ShipsKinfafe an^Scarborou^i. Arrived Jus; Majefty's" Sloop B^d"g,fer and Tayiftock from a Cni^zp, anda Dutch Man of tfceNorth-wa^d j and remain with the three Admirals, and the reft 0/the Men of War, and Outward-fcoundi Merchant Skips, formerly mentjon'd, Came down laltNight the Infpeftor Privateer, Capt. Veal, and. the Swift SIpop^ bound fqr Barbadoes. Wind S.W. Grave/end, Oftob \ 6. Pafs'dby Earl of Gainffeorough,? Cafey, from St. Kitts ; the Brotherhood, Woodhall, from Norway ; and liberty, Fergufon, from Dunbar. The Endeavour, Kippons, from Briftol, is arrived at i-j Jamaica. . 2> The Hifcox, Kannon, from Briftol, at Virginia. tfj The Revolution, Simmonds, from Archangel, in Yar-CO mouth. Roads. The George, Rew, from St. KittSj from Pembroke. � The Range.r, Degen, from Barbadoes, in the Downs, in J ^ eight Weeks. 1 LONDON. q They write from Doncafter in Yorkfhire that Numbers of his Majefty's Forces arrive daily at the Camp near that Place, the Men are in the higheft Spirits, and that no Strife futfitts in that Neighbourhood, but who fhall moft contribute to their Accommodation, and to the Good of the common Caufe. The Camp abounds with the greateft. Plenty of all kinds of Proviiions, Beef being allow'al them at three Halfpence per Pound, and Bread in Proportion, provided by Jacob Gcmez-Serra, Efq; Commiifary General to his Majefty's Forces in the Nortn. Yefterday the Proprietors of the Prince Frederick and Duke Privateer?, waited on his Majefty, and offered the Sum of 700,000 1. fieri, (their Share of the Money taken by the faid Privateers] to be immediately employed for his .Majefty's Service, which "he was p'eaied to accept; and the Money is to be repaid in ftuh maimer as fhall be adjug'd moft proper by Parliament. And Vv e hear that the Gold and Silver is immediately to be fent to the Mint, in order tp be coin'd. Yefterday eight Pieces of Cannon were fent down the River, for the Service of Langforth Fort in Effex. And at the fame Time a great Quantity of Mufkets, &c. were fhipt for the Ufe of the Fleet under the Command of Ad-j^, miral Vernon. *3 They write from Reading in Berkfhire, that the Iaft p , Market Day there were the greateft Number of Waggons, ' O with all forts of Grain, ever known ; and that Barley and ; Wheat were fold Cheaper than has been known for 20 q Years paft. * >jTi On the 13th the St. George and Prince George Men of War failed from Plymouth, with the Merchant Ships bound to the Eaftward, Yefterday came an Account that the PAdriade, Captain Louis, Guignett, of Nantz, bound from Breft for Guinea, laden with Wine, Brandy, Arms, Gunpowder, &c. is taken by the Cruizer Privateer, Capt. Sutherland, and fent into Mountfbay. Extra*} of a Letter from Hallifax in Yorkjhire, dated OSoher iz. Yefterday the Inhabitants of this Towa met at the ' Town-Hall, when 450 working Clohiers came and vo-' luntarily enter'd themfelves to bear Arms' and conform ' to Military Difcipline, for the Defence of his Majefty's ' Perfon and Government; they are to be commanded by  William Radcliff, Efq; and James Alderfcn, Efq; both ' Gentlemen of diftinguifh'd Zeal and Loyalty.-Bufinefs ' is laid afide, and nothing at prefent thought on, but ' what Meafupes are to be taken for the Defence cf All ' that is dear and valuable to Englifhmen. Yefterday the Seftions began at the Old Baily, when 21 Prifoners were tried, one of whom was Capitally convicted, viz. James Woolf, for uttering and publishing a forged and coumerfeit Note, far tool, under the Hand of Captain Jamfts Talbot, Commander of the Prince Frederick Privateer -x with an Intent to defraud Mr. Threlkeld, a Silver -fraith in the Minoric. Twelve were caft for Tranfportatiott, and eight Ac-. quitted. dt Heuicaftle, Oft. 12. Yefterday being the Armiverfary of t3 his Majelty's Coronation, it was obferved here in the Man- J�j ner following, viz. the Morning was ufher'd in with Ringing of Bells; about Ten the Gentlemen Volunteers q were calPd to Arms, and exercifed till Noon at different P_l Parts of the Town ; at Twelve o'CIock the Dutch and Englifh Forces perforra'd three Firings each on the Sand- o hill, every Company being ordered a Guinea by the. Right �j Worfhipful the Mayor ; at the fame Time the Volunteers went thro1 their Firings, their Officers drinking, h/s Ma jelly's Health, &c. &c. accompanied with loud Huzzas from the Populace,; the Ships in the River were no lefs loyal, having all their Flags and Pennants flying ; in the Evening five Men out of each Company fired feveral Times in the Court-Yard of the Mayor's Houfe, while his Worfhip, attended by .a great Cpncourfe of Noblemen, Gentlemen, Clergy, Dutch and Englifh Officers,' &c. were drinking his Majefty's and other loyal Healths ; At Night there were Bonfires in the Streets, Joy appear'd in every Countenance, and the whole concluded with the greateft Peace, Unity, Love and Friendihip amongfta^l Ranks. There arc many Paragraphs in the Papers from Newca-ftle, concerning the Affairs at and near Edinburgh ; but they are only Repetitions of what we have already pub-lifhed. Chatham, 0*5.15, 1745. MINyTES of the Court-Martial, on � boardthe London Continued. * ^TTV H,E Prefident order'd the Prifoner into Court, and * X J�^la^ ^ownes, late Matter of the Oxford* I' was called in and fworn, whofe Deposition was read,. :* fetting forth the Station he was in, in a Frigate of the, ��* Vice Admiral's Divifion, andotherwife to the fame Ef-' ; * feftwhh the other Evidence in1 Behalf of the Crown. .NvB. This Evidence was examined for the Crown a-. gainft the Prifoner, and fhould have been examined Yefterday, but did not appear then. ? Six Officers of the Royal Oak were then examined ' in Behalf of the Prifoner, Viz. Lieut. Richard Dorrill, ' Robert Spurway, Sol. Hawks, John WilliamSj William ' Harris,, and Nicholas Edwards, whofe Evidence were ' much to the f #me Effect as thofefworn to and examined' ' Yefterday, which oonipleated all thofe produced by the ' Prifoner. ' After which he acquainted the Court that he had no; ' more Evidence to proddce, but relied entirely on the 'f ' Merits of his Caufe, and'beg'd Leave to obferve to the * Cotrrr," that'tfte"WitnefleT:both fof the'Crown, arid' in'his ' Defence, had fufiicientlypfov'd that he bore down, im-' rnediatly affer the'Admiral, and engaged fome time after ' the Namure and Marlborough ; and the Reaf6nnwhy he * did not engage' fo'one'r wds becaufe the Admiral alter'd 'his Courfe, and he did not know which Way he was go-' ' ing in Regard to a Signal for the Line of Battle a-head, c which he kept Hying,' and he had no Notice of his In-- * tention of altering of his'Courfe. That when he did ' engage, it was with the Ship, u hich he thought was ' in the moft proper Situation for him to engage, and that ' he fought ner for an Hour, 'till fhe bore away, in ' which he hoped he had done hi; Duty. � ' That it would h/.ve been abfurd for him to have gone ' out of his Station to the Affift.mce of th� Marlborough, ' as there were not only the Admiral, but the four Ships ' a-ftem of him, which were all between the Royal Oak 4 and the Admiral, and were in the moft propci- Situation ' to have engaged the Ships that the Marlborough was / engaged with, and that there were none but the Real ' and Hercules for them all to engage, and it would have ' been the more abfurd, as there were Four other Ships ' of the Enemy then coming tip. 1 That there had been many Queftions afked concerning in the Power of our Civil.Mtagiftrates to punifh it as.a. com-mon Nufance ahd as'fhe' Chief of thofe Civil Magiftrates