London Daily Post And General Advertiser (Newspaper) - September 16, 1743, London, Middlesex
The London Daily Poft, and General Advertifer. Numb. 2 777- F RID A Y, September 16, 1743- Deal, September 14. AME down and felled- the Lyon, Lyon, for Dublin. Remain in the Downs his Majefty's Ships thei Shrewibnry and Dover. T Gravefend, Sept, 14. Pafs'd fa .Loyal Jane, Maples, from Dtmkirk ; and Hope, Nelfon, from Norway. The Unfcotn, Apptebee, from St. Kitts, is arrived at Spithead. 1 t O N D O N. Ze'tier from a Gentleman on beard the Oxford, Capt.Burnet, * � near the Edifiene, Sept. 10. , S I R, , .' ' * AS it moft be agreeable to-tie Gentlemen in the Infur-ing way, and thofe that Trade to Jamaica, to know . tbe Particular* of our turbulent and onlacky Voyage from � thence, I (hall give yott as many of them, as I can at present recoiled. Mr. D. C, and I^opk oar Paflage in the Oxford, Capt. Barnet, knowing her to be a goodShip, and well foundin all Refpec"b, and having had long Experience of the Captain's Skill and Vigilance. On the 22d of Jane we failed from"Port-Royal, being in . Number about 30 Merchantmen, bound to North America, and Europe,: under Convoy of his MajeftyYSbip the Lyon, - Opt. Cotterell, with the^trombolo Firefhtp, Capt: Beaver. The Names of the Ships that made up this Fleet,; and of thofethat join'd.usoff the Eaft End of the Mand* that I knew or remember, were the Baracuta; Capt. Bowers Gooch, ^Catherine, Martha, ifjudith, ' Liganea, Bonetta Sea Nymph, M'Kenzie Curtis Herbert Sutherland Angwine Hammond Harman Q^of Hungary,Blackburn > Bound to London. Oxford, " : Barnet Morant, \ Ladd AnneGally, Marfhal Tyger, Gradwell Expedition, CfcamheM St. Fernando, Lamont Levtn and. Lea, Seatpn Bird Gaily, Sutherland Rifing Sun, Blake Sufannah, Landen Bath,' James Molly Pink, Fennie Love . � ' - Valentine r-' Hare Snow Havannah, Hamilton, Green Cattle, A tranfport in Ballaft. Some bound to Briftol, And -Some to Leverpool. Bound to Virginia. Glafgow. Hamburgh. Anderfon Scott, Emmerton A Liverpool Brig, about 1 op Tons^ bound thither J or to London; but ihe loaded on the North fide of the Ifland. N.B. The Bethfheba, Capt. Edm. Smith, loaded at Old Harbour, but could not get up in Time to join the Fleet j nor could Capt. Thomfon, in the Shirley ; or Capt. Crawford, in the Gordon, get loaded in time to come with us; but the two laft will be ready to. fail in the next Fleet, which was to depart in all. July, under the Convoy' of the Grafton Man of War, Capt. Allen. A few Days after we left Port-Royal, the Anne Gaily, Martha], bore away and retum'd, having, as we heard afterwards, fprunga Leak. The Havannah, Anderfon, we fuppofe, followed her the Day after, having fprung her Fore-Topmaft: And the Hamilton, Scott, we think put back likewife, for (he difappear'da few Days after we. 'fail'd. We fpoke with Capt. Emmerton to the Eaftward ' of Jamaica ; he did hot feera to like our Courfe and took another, for next Day we did not fee him in *he Fleet, rjor.did'he join us afterwards. We arrived in Dpoa-Maria Bay the 12th, and after' refitting and watering, we left'it the 17th of July, being in "Number 37 Sail, including .(he two King's Ships, fome :Veffels having Join'd us in pur way. thither.: We had moderate Weather through the Paffage, anpV until we came to tbe'Lat. of 38. Crooked-Ifland bearing S.W. Wefterly, diftant447 League*,^; when. a. fuiipus^Hurricahe came upon lis, on Sunday the; 14th ofAaguii ; it had blown fo hard the Night before that weicouidjiot caTry ourTop-feits, and . early in the Morning we lower'd our Main-yard, reeft and hah&d pui^M?ip|-f^, haymg nothing abroad but a. itout new For^fgij.' ^h'eViplehce of the Storm came on about .Eigife;^ till Four in. the Afternoon. Our Fore-fail firft went away all in Rags^tbenionr ForerTbpmali,iMain^ppmaft;; Sprit-fail-yard, Sheet' and fmali Bower Anchors, and even after the was eafed of all thefe, yet ihe lay fo along, and was boj-e olownjj^ Part of her Deck, that I did not expect (he would ever rife j how. ver by catting-away our MuKn-maff, and throwing over- board our Guns and other. *Things to Leeward, (he righted i a little, and (pcontinued[till the Sorm abated, ,when upon ' founding we found four Foot Water jo her� but to our ; great Comfort in about two Hoars ihe was cleared. ', The next Morning we bent another Forefail, and flood : our Courfe, when in a few Hoars we faw feveral of our Fleet all in a bad Plight: One had not the Appearance of ; any Stump above her Deck; but we could not reach or come near her: Another had one Stump with fpmething like a Fore orMizen Topfail upon it: Then we :got Sight of our Convoy "the Lyon to Leeward of us, and found him in a pitiful Cafe, his Mizen-maft, Main and Fore Top-mafts, Spritfail Yards, and (as we thought) his Longboat all gone, both bis Tops very much fbatter'd, his Pumps hard at Work,.and the Tiller broken in the Rudder-Head: We afked Capt. Cotterell how it had fared with him j he ; anfwered " Very bad, and that if the Storm had continued '�� an Hour linger,' he thought they muft have perifhed.j " that he was then putting Things in the beft Order he �* could, "and was determin'd to profecute bis Voyage to �* England :" Upon which we brought to, and ftaid by him; then the Tyger came up with us, having Jolt her Main and Mizen-mafts by the Board j another came near us without Top-mafts or Mizen-maft, whom-we took to be the Rifing-Sun, Capt.Blake^ but 1 am not fure of this, tho' others on board our Ship fay, they are. A large Ship was, in Sight, and going her proper Corufe, but at fuch a Diilance, that wecould not make her plain with our Glaf-fes; fhe feemM to have one or two lower Malts with Sails fet, and fome Stump of a Top-maft with a fmall Sail upon it; we conjectured only from the Heighth of her Stern, that fhe was the Baracuta, Catharine, or Gooch. The Li-. verpool Brigantine was after the Storm founder'd with a Water-Spout; Providentially came up in the Nick of Time to fave the Crew a French Ship, who took all or moft of them1 up, being ii in Number, and afterwards overtook our Convoy, who took theni out of her. In the Latitude of about 28, 30. all the Veffels bound to North America left us; and fome Days before the Storm, three or four of the Brillol Ships lagged behind in the Evening, and when it "grew dark, endeavoured according to their ufual Cuftom to get off, and, as they call it, for a Market, (tho' poor Runners they were ;) but our Convoy kept a good Look-out, and foon brought them back ; however the Night following, by managing with more Caution, they got away, and flood more to the Northward than the Fleet (for we faw them in i the Morning) by which they may have efcaped the Violence of the Storm. Eight or Ten Days before the Storm, the Expedition Snow, Capt. Chambers, fell fo far a-ftern and to Leeward withall, that we loft Sight of her, as we did of the Liganea two Days before it, for the fame Caufe; fo that our Number (having counted them diftin&ly the* Evening before the Storm) was 23 Sail, including the two King's Ships, and thofe mark'd with *, were of the Number. I muft in Juftice to Capt. Cotterell fay, that tho' I have fail'd in feveral Fleets, I never found a Commander aft with more Prudence and Care with Regard to Merchant-Ships than he did ; his Signals by Night, as well as Day, were always diftinft and plain, and �carefully repeated by Capt. Beaver: He kept the Fleet together, and. allow'd of no Straglers, and never obliged them to croud immoderately, fp as to firain their Ships, or damage their Cargoes; he made the Fleet feveral Times fhorten Sail,, and that for many Hours together, for the Expedition and Liganea; but the firft was fo much out of Trim, and the other fail'd fo heavy, that they could not come up, or keep any tolerable Pace with us; he and we had fine Weather after the Storm to refit j we got firft ready, and for feveral Days fpared him . a great deal of Sail j but when he got his Mizen-maft in, his Top-fails and his proper Main-fail fet, he might have left us behind, and well juftify'd it, his Ship being dif-abled, &c. but he found us make fo ftrong Efforts to keep up with him, and the Difference betwixthis and our going fo little, that he ftay'd by us, and took particular Care of us all the Way home, in which, fince we came to the Northward of 44, we have had hard Gales moft of the Time 'till we came near the Channel. - As to the Fa�h and Dates I have mentioned, the Truth of them .may be depended upon,-and if they are made publick, it will put the Infurer, and thofe that want to Io-fu'te, upon an equalFooting fq far ; it will alfo do Juftice to Capt. Cotterell, which were my chief Inducements to give you this Trouble. , We are now, at Noon, within two MilesVthe Ediftone with the Wind" at Eaft, and Mr. C. and I hope this Night jto drink your Health at Plymouth, from whence we intend to go by eaiy journies to London, for we both have had enough of the Sea for thefe three Years paft j however we can now fay, that we have an Idea of a Hurricane, which I never had before, and cn as little defcribe by Words, as I can paint the Sound ofa Trumpet, or Noife of a Gun.' I am, &c. Extrae7 of a Letter from Rome, Jugufi zj, N.S. ~ * We hear from Avignon, that a Society comppfed of 1 perfons of both Sexes, has been lately formed there, � under the Name of Knights and Knighttjfes of the Order of Felici'jn^ and as this Society has made a great Noife, ' by Reafon of ihe Ceiemonies performed at the Admiffion � of Members into it, M.Jofeph deGqyon de Crochans, � Archbifhopof that City, has publifhed a Matidateagainft ..it, wherein he expreffes himfelf to the following Par-.' pofe- " ' That he cannot conceal the extreme Uheafinefs he i* under at the repeated and circumftantial Informau'ona u that have been given him concerning this Society, the ** Defign of which can neither be the Service of Goo*, hdr " a new Engagement tendingtogreater Perfcaion -.That "he leaves it to the Civil Magiftrate to inquire, whether " fuch AfTociations are not deftruclive of the real Good �-* and Repofe of Civil Society ; and that he exhorts the " Faithfal in his Diocefe, to be upon their Guard againft "la Society fo fufpicious on Account of the frivolous and " indecent Ceremonies, to fay no worfe of then?, that arc � obferved at. the Reception of its Members." We are likewife told, that the faid Society ftaf ted up at ' Avipon, foon after the frte-Mafsm were fuppreffetl' * there.' * They write from Paris, that all the Sea Officers have received Orders to repair to their refpeftive Stations. They alfo tellus, that there has been a terrible-Riot at Tours, upon their going to raife the new Augmentation of Militia,: . The Imendantof that Generality was forced to retire for a few Days, into the Country to fave his Life ; bat fome of the Ringleaders of the Mutiny having been fince committed toPrifon, every Thing is quiet there at prefent. All our Advices from Spire, Landau, Strafbourg, Sec. agree in their Accounts of the Strength of Marfhal Noail-les's Camp, which, befides the Advantages of its natural Situation, is extremely well fortified by Art: fo that the French begin to be pretty confident, that the Army of the Allies muft e'er long march back to Flanders, in cafe Prince Charles of Lorrain fhould not be able to pafs the Rhine; and, if we may believe them, it is fomething better than an. even Wager that he will not get over that River. Yefterday Morning fix Waggons, loaded with 120 Spa niards that were taken on Board the St. Joachim Regifter Ship and St. Michael Privateer (now at Deptford) by the Monmouth, Capt. Wyndham, were fent Prisoners to Portf-mouth Caftle. Yefterday the Pales which have for fome Time paft en-clos'd the Statue of Queen Anne, at the Weft Door of St. Paul's Cathedral, were taken away, the Statue being repaired and beautify'd. Yefterday at a General Court of the Governors Pf the London Infirmary; held at Haberdafher's Hall, it was Reported by the Houfe-Committee, that the Number of Patients was fo much increafed, that Dr. Andree could not go through it any longer without Affiftance; and Dr. Coningham having attended for fome Time paft on all Extraordinary Occafions, it was propofed that the laid Gentleman be defired to give fuch further Affiftance as might beneceflary, the fame was unanimoufly agreed upon, to which he readily "confented. On Thurfday fe'nnight, about Three o'CIock in the Morning a Fire happen*d in the Parfon's Houfe at Sr. Albans which prefently burnt down the fame, and greatly damag'd two or three others. The Parfon's, Son fav'd hi� Life by jumping out of the Window, and received little or no hurt; there was no Water to ba got, but by the Water Carts, that fetCh'd it a confiderabJe way. On Wednefday laft died, at his Houfe in St. Catherine*** Capt. Chambers, who arrived lately from St. Sebaftians, where he had been fome Time a Prifoner.--This Gentleman's Brother, who was his Chief Mate, and had been Prifoner with him, died on Monday laft. It is fuppofed that their Deaths were occafion'd by what is call'd th* Goal Diftemper. Yefterday was decently interr'd at St. Andrew's Holborn, Michael Willis, one of the Quarter-maftera of the Britannia Indiaraan, who was mortally wounded on board the faid Ship in the late unhappy Skirmifh with the Dover Man of War : He was aPerfon of ftrift Honefty and Mo-defty. He has left a Widow to whom he was a moft in-dulgent Huftund, and two Children to whom he was a moft tender Parent; in a Word, if he, be not a Publick Lofs as a very good Seamen, he is a private one, moft feelingly fo, to all good Men that were acquainted with him. The fame Day the Commimoners of the Excife appointed Mr. Pike, fecond Examiner of the London Brewery Accounts, to be Principal Examiner, in the room of Mr. Edmund Clark, deceafed. On Monday next (by Defire of divers of the Nobility)-the Serenata call'd SOLOMON will be perform'd at Ruck-holt-Houfe, EfTex. Tickets as ufual; and in the Afternoon will be Singing by Mr. Lowe and feveral others. Admittance One Shilling. D R U R Y-L A N E. By His Mnjefifi Company of Comedians, AT the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane,_ To-morrow, will be prefented a Comedy, ca�d LOVE FOR LOVE. Written by the late Mr. Coagreve. With Entertainments, a� wUl be exprefi'd in the Bills Of the Day. At COMMON PRICES. Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Stage-Door of the Theatre. To begin exactly at Six o'clock. -2 Mvertifements of a mdcratt Length are taken in for ibis Paper at Two Shillings each.