London Daily Post And General Advertiser (Newspaper) - June 2, 1743, London, Middlesex
Daily PoU," and General Advertifer. T H U RS.D A Y, June 2, 1743. [VEDand kitedforthe River* Deptford S *ore Shijj. Caine l^down and failed hisMajeft)'sSloop-Furnace; and Antigua Packet, i*fley,/for Antigua. .Came down Endeavour, Scott, for Madeira ; and the Anne, Gale, for Lifhon ; and remain with the Man of War, and the Slaps, as in-mylaft. WjndSAV. Grave/end, May 31. Pafs'd by the Princefs of Wales, flording, from Rotterdam j DIfpatch, Power ; and St., Re-dip, pdambt, from Oporto ; Campeli. Allen, iiqm_2re-wenr; andProfpea, Bea�er, from Hollnd. -Gravefend,Jmt 1. Pafs'd by the CWQjd* Hjll, from Oporto ; and La&y Sarah, Etners, *from Ainfterdam, Arrived at feveral Porh. The Vernon, NichoMon ; Legunea, Anguin i and the Judith, Sutherland, from London, are arrived at Jamaica. The New England Gaily, Hall; Ruth, Turner; and Peggy, Cunningham, from London, at Bolton. The Endeavour, Maccarty, from London and Santa C u2. at Venice. The Fortune, Strom, from Malagi, at Marfeilles. The Mary, Bowne, from Zant, at Falmouth. The Albion, Butler, from Cork, ^at Jamaica. TheHetherfell, Dark; and Elizibeih, Dew, from Lon--dan, at Barbadoes. The-, Nichols, from Africa; and Gildart, Fox, from Cape de Verds, at B-rbadoes. The Printe/s of Wales, Brackenbright, from Jvmaica, M Briftol. She came from thence rhe-12th of Jyfcirch. The Sea Nymph, James, f�m^lxghsm^.pi3niio\. The Lively, Dvvjer, from Barbadoes, at leverpo-1. L O N D O N. Yefkrday�arriyed the Mails from France and. Flander*. They write from Rimini, that the Sp?nifli Army, which actually coniifted of i^^joaMen, txtends itfelf from Ca-feno to Pefero on the Adriatick Sea; that as >et it is uncertain what they intend to do, unlefs the Arrival of Count Traan forces them to beftir, their Stumps; that they def-pai0f b^ng^ble to join Don Philip, becrafe of the many Obilacles that Prince meets with in his Defign to penetrate into Italy; that, moreover, the Court of Naples is deaf to aU the Remonilrances of the Queen of Spain and Count Gage; fo *that thej' trpecl no Affiltancc oil that Side,' unlefs it be Shelter in his Sicilian MajeflyY Dominions, in cafe the Auitrians prefs too bard upon them. They are told indeed, that a Train of Artillery is coming to them from Orbuello, but add, that tfcey will believe it when they fee it. Advices from Provence and Villa Franca .agree, that the French and Spanifli Squadrons at Toulon, are preparing to put to Sea, and that Admiral Matthews has ordered his JPieet to keep in Readinefs to watch their Motions. From Turin we her, that the*. Noblefie have received Orders to be in Readinefs to mount on Horfeback, and follow the King; and that the Intendanr-General of Savoy is fet out fur f?lacen:ia, in order to aflemble the Piedmonteze Troops in Lornb rdy, and bring them back ihro Piedmont. They write from Bologna, that they think Count Traun has refoived to follow the Spaniards into Romagna, having e'emanded Eta pes of the Senate of L'ologna for his Infantry. Letters from Peterfbjrgh of the 18th of May, N.S. fay, that the Ruffian Fleet was- a&ual'y.failed for Finland, and would be joined forthwith by the Men of War tint wintered in the Ports of Finland ; after which the Defcem upon Swedeo would be attempted, ualefs the Ccngrefs of Abo fliould take a better Turn, which, they obferve, is not tj be expe&ed any longer. According to L-tters from Parr, the Gendarmerie, who were to have begun their March the 1ft Inflant, N.S. would not fet out till the 15th. A Body of 25000 Men under the Command of the Prince deD-mbes, have begun their March from the Rhine, in ord;r to reinforce the Army of Marital B oglio in Bavarii. The French own their b;ing beat out of i)eckendorfT by the Auftrians, but will have ic that the Lois was equal on both Sides. Extras of a Letter from Ratl/bon, May 30, N.S. ' * The 28th Inftant, ag-eat Alarm was fpread at Stadt- am-Hoff ; the/Inhabitants of that Place crowded hither with their moil valuable Effects and in the utmoft Confu-� fion ; the Panick had feized the Soldiers as well as the Burghers; and the Caufe of all this Buftle, was owing to nothing but this Incident: Some People had fpread a Report that Prince Lobkowiz was'in Motion with his Army ; which was true enough, for his Highnefs is ad- vancing towards Amberg, in order to give Battle to the � Count de Saxe. This was fufficient to make the Burghers . believe that the Army was coming up to the Town ; nay, �* fomeof ibern imagined that they actually faw the Au- ftrians within a fmall Dift;nce, and made the Officers be-, � lieve fo too ; fo that an frHh Regiment was immediately detached .towards Wejx, where it lay all Night, It was � evenfaid," that thelAa'llrians had taken Burglenfcldt by Storm, and ma-ie 1500 Prifoners there ; whereas, the � French did not' abandon that Place "till laft Night, and � that too befo.e the Auftrians came near it. However, they were made a little eafy the next Day, upon Advice that the Danger was not fo near at Hand as they fancied, and that Prince Lobkowitz was really marching t to Amberg.' From Mantua they write, that the Auftrian Army under Cou'rirTfaun, ' co flits of 8366 Horfe, and 13000 Foot, and that kmc En^lifh Ship- are expelled in the Adriatick, in order to tranfport to Cape di Gbro, the Scfavcnians and Croatians that are n&ually on thsir March fr>m the Ty-roleze. vTnkHrE Attention of theTublick has of late been much-\\ engaged.by the Defertion of fome Scotch Highlanders, and their Surrender, it is apprehended, that fome Circumftances relating to the. latter, may be mifreprefented thro* Ignorance, wherefore to place theie in a true Light, and to vindicate a Proceeding dictated by an honelt Intention,'and as it is humbly hoped regularly conduced, the following Papers are communicated to the Publick. A Copy of a Letter fent by Major John Creed, one of his : Majefty's uftices of the Peace for the County of Nor-.thampton, to his Grace the Dase of Montagu, one of "the Lo>ida of the Regency, from a Conference with the Scotch Highland Delerterp, then lying in Lady-Wood, about-four Miles diftant from Ouodle, wherein the Major had ufed .earnefl Entreaties with them to furrender, and return to their Duty, My Lord Duke, Did myfelf the Honour this Morning to write to vour Grace, and fince that, I have feen fome of the Gen-emen"Highlanders. I proposed to them to lay djwn ' their Arms, and to depend on the King's Mercy aBd ' Clemency, and did allure them that your Grace would ' Hand their Friend, as much as poflible. They acknow-' Iedged that they had fcrfeited their L'ves according to 4 the Laws of the Land, and therefore were not willing to ' lay down their Arms, without being aflured of a Pardon, and ' in that Cafe they will be willing to return to their Regi-' ment again, and promife Fidelity for the future. And in * this Cafe they dture, that one of their Officers may be 'fent d wn for them, with a $toute to march by, other- wife they cannot be provided for upon the Road. I beg ' your Grace will anfwer me by the firft Poft, becaate I fuppofe they will continue in the Neighbourhood 'till they * have an Anfaer. They infilt it may be a fufficient Par- * don fign'd by the Regency and Secretary of War. I beg ' your Grace willexco'e my not writing this Letter myfelf, becaufe it is in the Field, in the Prefencc of the High-' landers. Iatn, y ur Grace's, A.cjl Obedient, Humble Servant, John Creed. irty I Sunday Morning, 5 j'CW, May 22, i74.3. A C >py of a Letter fent by M.ijo.- Creed to Major Otway. SIR, ' X Have teen talking with the Highlanders, and have * J[ juft now wrote to the Dake of Montagu to let him ' know they are wiling to "return to their Regiment, pro-' vid'.-d they be pardon'd. Wherefore 1 defire you will 4 not commit.any Ails of.Hostility, till I have an Anfwer ' to that Letter, ^which" I hope will be by the fi ft Poft. ' They are brave bold fo tof People, and are refoived not * to fubmr till their Pardon comes down. I fhall be glad ' to fee you at Oundle j and am, Sir, Your humble Servant, Lads-Wo-.i, May i%, John Creed. j743- J A Copy of a Letter from one of the Scotch Highland De-ferters to Major John Creed, before the coming up of his Majefty's .Troops, under the Command of General Blakeney. Hono'uied Sir, * "�"U ST now came here a Captain belonging to General � 1 Blakeney's Regiment, and propos'd to us to furren- J 4 der to him, without Regard to your Honour's Letter ' to the Duke of Montagu, which we refu eu to do, where- i'b are mini in for tbu Pai<*t it Two Shillings tub.