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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - May 16, 1764, London, Middlesex S EVEN IN O ST4 Vol. XIV.] From WEDNESDAY, May i6y to FRIDAY, May i80*$6+* [Numb. 1069* THURSDAY, May 17. AMERICA. Philadelphia, Match 20. U RIN G the fitting of the Alterably, the following; arnong other laws, were f>aiTed, viz.  An Aft for the payment jrk of 10,9471. fterling, in cer-tain proportions, to ieveral fcc/l'o&es' ijl America. An Act for presenting tumults �nd riotous affemblies, and for the more fpeedy and effectual puniftimerrt of the rioters. [Much of the nature of the Riot Aft in England .3- PhdadefyBa, Aprils The diftreflesof the ba�k inhabitants arc greater than can well be conceived. Two hundred miles of an ex^-tended frontier are fo expofed to the incor-fions of Indians, that no man can go to fleer) within 10 or 15 miles of the borders, without �being in danger of having his honfe burnt, and himfelf and family icalped, or led into captivity, before the next morning. No man can tell where the Indians will ftrike the next blow, when they have begun their murders and devaftations. On the 2Cth of laft month five perfons were made prifoners. Seven houfes were burnt down on the 21ft, and a great number of horfes, cows, fheep, and hogs, Were killed. About 12 Indians carried off the captives, and feven or eight tarried be-liind, and did confiderable damage. The Captains Piper and Brady, with their companies, did all that lay in their power to protect the inhabitants; and Lieut. Chamber and Enfign Alky purfued the Indians to refcue , the prifoners, but without fuccefs. Thefe frefh troubles greatly .difcourage the poor people, who intend to return early in the fpring to their deferred habitations.  New York, J/�-il 2. Thurfday the Juno frigate, Capt. O'Biian, arrived here from Portf-mouth, in five weeks and four days, with 138' chefts of filver, (ioo,ocol.) for the pay of his Majefty's forces in North America: the (hip ran on the Eaft-bank in coming up, and is not yet got off, but the money was brought to town in a boat on Friday lair. Several Lieutenants of the Navy are come over in the above fhip, to command cruizers, to prevent the importation of prohibited goods into the colonies. New-York, April q. Sir William johnfonhas received advice of the fuccefs of a party often friend Indians failing in with a party of nine Delawares laft month, on the frontiers of -Pennsylvania, directing their courfe againft fome fettlement.% and finging their war fongs-; upon which th'e friend Indians attacked them, killed the head of the party, and took three prifoners, who, with the fcalps, were hourly expected at Sir Wiliiam's. Thefe Indians, being once engaged in blood, muff carry on the wa� with great alacrity, as the reil v/il! He- er forgive them. Our enemies are faid to be greatly alarmed, and many of them have retired, through fear, beyond crioto River, near the Lower Shawanefe town. Several parties are preparing to follow them, as well as to go againft the reft ; one of which parties is to be headed by John johnibn, Efq; Sir William's fon. There were,' on the 23d ult. atSirWilliam's, above 40b Indians, and fome Deputies fent froa^the Chenu/fi^es, and other Seneca caftles, to 'Jaaake'itnrefj of peace, as they apprehend great danger f^pm the feveral bodies-of fj-iend Indians now upon fervice. The friend Sene-of Kahdaieeo have delivered tip; to Sir William, one Edward Kennedy, ofLieurenant sQamble's platoon, who was taken by the tjjjutawas; after rambling, in the woods fome tfoiei fejl in with the abovementioned Indian town./\ Extra& of a Utter from Williamfiiurgh] in Virginia,, dated March i. .. " Lieut.' Gol. Robinlcjn, Deputy Quarter-Mafter-General, who 'was fent from New-York ibme time ago with a. body of troops, to take.poffeflion. of the lands to theSouth-ward, ceded to Great Britain by the late Treaty, informs, that" after having garrifoned St. AuguiHne, he proceeded to Penfacola and Fort Conde, ori the Mobile, at which places .he likewafe left garrifons, and from thence syent to!ew Orleans, where he was veryidnd-ly received by the French Governor there; he then fent the zzd regiment, in batteaus, to take poffeflion of the great fort on the forks of the Illinois, Miflburi, and Miffiffippi, which entirely fecures our back fettlements, aria which the French Governor told him would be a yoyage.of at b?a|t three months, the navigation being very .tedious, owing to the ra-jpid current of the Miffiffippi, though the di-ilance is no .more than 1500 miles. Lieut. Col: Robinicn fays, the lands about the Mobile are light,] fandy, and barren ; that there are fome goqd lands about Penfacola, which are chiefly taken up for a certain noble family ; and th�,th elands at St. Auguftine ?.re bought as pirate property of~the Spaniards, who had grants for the fame from his Catholic Majelty. He likewife informs, that Fort Halbama is given up to the Creeks, and that no troops are left there." ~~ I" R~E"~ ]T~A~W1T. Dublin, May 8. Monday the 30th of April, being quarter-day of the Guild of Merchants, the ireedom of that Guild was prefented to Sir William Mayne, Bart, for his rigoroufiy fupporting feveral Bills brought into Parliament this, for the advantage of the .trade of this kingdom in general, and of this city in particular; and for hVenuouily eppo-fing the deilructive icheme of erecting a new bridge to the eaflwardbf f'.iiex-bridge. And Friday laft, being quarter-affeir.bly day, tiie freedom of this cicy was unanimously voied to that Gentleman. __ L 0~N"lT~0~K. Extrafi of a private Utter from Dacca, dated Otf. 6,1763. " " The enemy attacked us here on the morr.-ingofthe 7th of July laft, whom we yigoroufly repulfed on every fide, with groat lofs. They had eng-ged a fett of pe-pie called Faquires, for the fake of plusder, {us it is what they generally fight for) to affift them, and among thefe we made an immenfe flaughterj but their numbers were fo great, that in fpite of all oppofition, they plundered our houfes of almoit every thing we had. Altho* we had repuifed the enemy fo confiderably, yet before the evening the Officers reported, that for the want of ammunition andrefrefhmentsfor the [Price Two-pence Halfpenny.] troops, the factory coald not be defended any-longer, ind'therefore a-.fvifed a retreat; an^l the heads of the factory urged the fuperior ftrength arid namber of the.enemy, and that; they H^d received intelligence of their intending tb 'attach ,trs again the next day ; it was therefore refplved to qnjt Dace-; that night,- and^r^teadlrijbdats t6 Luckypore, another6f the Cb^^hjpsfubordi hates, about t wo or three days-jourfin^^from hentc. it was about feven in theeyeriihg when we left the factory, when the. tfb&ps were all in diforder ; the whde was confoiion; no Commanders, nor no one K> obey. The troops, being black ones, were very ofcfiinate, and would not fuffer the boats topiit off for two hours after we had embarked, .waiting for their comrades, baggage, ah'd-plunder; for in this c-nfnfion, and after .we. hadquitted the factory, tHey themfelves plundered what they could. It was near twelve at night before we got away; and in our pafls|e-; to Luckypore we were three days and nighxs withour^ood, or a fhift of cloaths. Duritjg, our paJIge to Luckypore, we ran the rifk pt" ftarvir|^;drpwhihg, or being taken prifonerjs,-th^ lafwif which would have been as terrible as the'^enieJ-. He>e I ftaye'dlthree days, w, which-;tjime\ve were greatly reHifhed. Reinjg: reinfdrcl^ with troops and ammunition, it was agreed to attempt the*retaking wlvu we had loll.. I was obliged in my duty to attend the expedition. " Our tropps arrived vmhirt fight of Dacca the 16th, and we made the attack early the next morhSig,"driving the enemy all before us, and repofle|ed-i|he Fadory in half an hour. After this we'attacl?.ed the Moors fort and caltle, whieh|lve took prefently, the Governor and:aIlj^f|9)K^^peal^|: away'l andw* have retavSl*alP-&wr conqdelts ever fince, tho* I have recovered very little of what I loll. Indeed, had my advice been taken, we need ntft to have quitted the Factory at all, which, would have prevented thofe calamities which afterwards enfued. By a letter dated the 13th inft. front on board the Afia Ealt-Indiam&n, Capt. Inglis, we hear that, by fhxfs of weather, after very narrowly efcaping being wrecked, and afterwards fpringing her fore-top-rnaft,lhe put into Tor.bay to refit, from whence ihe will .proceed on her intended voyage. Sunday night 32 foldiers, belonging to the Hon. Ealt-lndia'Company, made their efcape from on board one of their Slips at Gravefend; one of them was drowned going afhore, and feveral of them have fince been retaken. When the laft Dutch packet failed with.the mail from Holland, there were feven Dutch horaeward-boun'd Eaft-India fhips, juit arrived on that coaft. Yefterday George Pitt, Efq; his Majefty's Amba.ffador at the Court ct Turin, amved at his houfe in Arlington-ftreet from that capital, and this day waited cn his Majefty. 104 2t6 WEEKLY BILL, May 15 Ma c 1X2 , C Males " 'emales J 56 j Buried < Fcntiaies ill 338 I � In all 470 Decveafld hi the Burials this week 15. Casualties. Drowned 4. K3nged himfelf 1. Exceflive drinking j. .Ki;]ed 1. Overlaid 1. ,,, � f Ma ;