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French Ships Names.
By whom, when, and where, taken, 1793.
1793. Le Commerce de Marseilles 120) * Le Pompée
74 Le Puissant
74 L'Arethule (now the Undaunted)
40 La Perle (now the Amethyst) 36 * La Topaze
36 Brought away from Toulon, December 1793, under the comL'Aurore
mand of Admiral Lord Hood; there being then left in that La Lutine
Port undestroyed, One of 12 ) Guns, Three of 80, Eight of La Mulette
32 74, Two of 32, and one of 24. La Poulette
26 La Belette La Profelyte
24 * La Sincere La Mozelle (doubtful) * Le Tarleston *La Modefte
36 By the Bedford and others, out of Genoa, in the Mediterrancan,
December * L'Impericus
40 By a squadron under Vice. Adm. Jo. Gell, out of E’Specia, in the
Mediterranean, December 1794.
1794 * La Trompeule
18 By the Sphynx, R. Lucas, off Cape Clear, January 12 Bien Venu (afterwards Undaunted)
32 By Vice-Admiral Jervis's fquadron, at Martinico, March *La Vipere
18 By the Flora, Sir J. B. Warren, in the Channel Avenger (Sloop)
16 By Vice-Admiral Jervis's squadron, at Martinico, March La Pomone Le Babet
22}. thuse, Sir Edward Pellew, off the Ife of Bas, April 23 L'Engageante
38 By the Concord, Sir R. J. Strachan, uff the Ile of Bas, April 27 juadaloupe (Sloop) 16 By the feet under V. Admiral Sir J. Jervis, at Guadaloupe, May: "L'Atalante (now L'Espion) 38 By the Swiftsure, C. Boyles, near Cork, May 7 Ciftor
32 Retaken by the Caryssort, F. Lafory, near the Lizard, May, + Currier (Cutter)
Taken and scuttled by Earl Howe, May 23 e Republiquain 'Inconnue (Brig) La Jutte Sans Pareil
80 | Taken by the feet under the Rt. Hon. Richard Earl Howe, ViceL'America (now L'Impe Admiral of England, about 150 leagues E half N from Ulhant, tueux)
June 1 Achille
The fleet confifted of 25 Ships of the line and frigates, Impetueux : Vengeur
74 By Earl Howe's fleet, June 1, and funk soon after, with 625,
fouis ame unknown, (said to be Le Jacobin)
74 Sunk by Earl Howe's fleet, June 1, and not a man saved La Molelle
24 By L'Aimable, Sir H. Burrard, off che Hieres, in the Mediter
runean, May Liberté
16 By the Alligator, T. Surridge, and convoyed to Jamaica by the
Hound, F. F. Gardner, March 28 Actif (afterwards loft)
the Iphigenia, P. Sinclair West-Indies Espiegle
12 S La Fleche
14 By Lord Hood, near Corfica Ea Sybille
46 By the Romney, Hon. W. Paget, at the land of Miconi, one
of the Archipelago, Mediterranean, June 17 rciffe (Cutter)
14 By the Aurora, Wm. Ellington, off Shetland, June 18 La Melpomene
40) -a Mignonne Augufte (Brig)
4 Taken in the Harbour of Calvi, in the Inand of Corsica, August 10 vidence (Brig)
4 Ira (Gun-Boat)
3. Felicité (or Volontaire) 40 Run on shore, near Penmark Rocks, by part of Sir J. B. War
ren's squadron, and destroyed.
Run on thore by the Flora, Sir J B. Warren, and Arethusa Sir lert
E. Pellew, about. 1o leagues E. of Brest. But afterwards got Spion off by the French
18}"Taken and burnt by Earl Howe, May 25
French Skips Names,
By whom, wher, and where, taken. 1794.
1794 • Le Sirenne (Sloop) 16 Taken by the Intrepid, Hon. C. Carpenter, and Chichester, R. D.
Fancourt; on the coast of St. Domingo, August Reprisal
16 Taken by Sir J. Jervis, Welt-Indies • La Revolutionnaire 44 By the Artois, E. Nogle, in company with the Arethusa, Dis
mond, and Galatea, about 10 leagues from Brett, October 21 Revenge
28 By the Resistance, E. Pakenham, in the Streights of Sunda Le Vengeur (Sloop) La Revolutionnaire
20 By the Blanche, C. Parker, in the Weft-Indies Le Sans Culottes * Le Jacobin (now Matilda) 24 By the Ganges, W. Truscott, and the Montague, W. Fook:, is
the West Indies Le Carmagnole
20 By the Zebra, in the Weft-Indies, December 4 Le Revolutionnaire (or Republicaine)
110 Loft, coming out of Breft, on the Mingan-Rock, December 14 1795
1795. Le Dumas
20 By the Bellona, G. Wilson, and Alarm, J. Carpenter, Januri • La Pique
32 By the Blanche, R. Fpulknor, in the West-Indies, January 6 5 * L'Espior, (now the Spy) 18 By the Lively, Geo. Burlton, off Brest, March 2 Neptune
8o Cift away in the Bay of Hodierne, January Le Scipion
80 Le Neuf Thermidor
80 Foundered in a Gale of Wind, January La Superbe La Carouse, (Schooner) 12 By the Pomone, Sir J. B. Warren, off the Isle of Gronis, Febrenj * L'Esperance
22 By the Argonaut, J. Ball, on the coast of America • La Tourterelle
32 By the Lively, G. Burlton, 13 leagues from Uhant, March 13 • Ca Ira
By the feet under V. Admiral W. Hotham, off Genoa, March 14 7 By
British fileet, 14. ships of the line, 8 frigates, and i cutter. French Censeur (Retaken) 74 S feet, is ships of the line, 5 frigates, and a floop Temeraire (Curter)
20 By the Dido, G. H. Towry, Mediterranean Republicaine (Corvette) 22 By Rear-Admiral J. Colpoys, March 27 • Le Jean Bart (now Arab) 20 By th: Cerberus, J Drew, and Santa Margarita, B. Martin, Chat
nel, March, 29 La Gloire
40 By the Altıey, Hon. H. Powlett, one of Adm. Colpoy's squados,
Channel, April 10 La Gentille
40 By the Hannibal, J. Markham, Ditto, Dirto, Channel, April 11 • Le Jean Bart (now Laurel) 26 By Sir J. B. Warren's squadron, off Rochtort, April 15 L'Expeditiva
16 By Sir J. B. Warren's squadron, near Belleifle, April 16 Galatea
44 Cart away near the Penmarks, April 23 Speedy (Sloop)
14 Retaken by the Inconstant, T. F. Fremantle, in the Mediterane: Le Tigre
74 By the fleet under Adm. Lord Bridport, off L'Orient, Jone 23 Le Formidable (now Bellife) 74 • La Prevoyante (ai med en flute)40 | By the Thetis, A. F. Cochrane and the Hussar, J. P. Berresised, * La Railon (arnied en fure) 245 off the Chefspeek, May 17 * La Veluve (GV)
4 By the Melimpus and Hebe, near St. Maloes, July 3 Requien (AB;
12 By the Thali, R. Grindall, February • Li Minerve
42 By the Dido, G. H. Towry, and Lowestoffe, B. G. Midea,
Mediterranean June 24 La Perdrix
24 By the Vanguaro, S. Miller, near Antigua Courier National
18 By the Thorn, R. W. Oiway, Weit-Indies, May 25 L'Alcide
74 Siruck to Adm. Hotham's ficet, Mediterranean, July 13, bez
up before the could be taken pofletion of, and only 300 ef en
ciew were saved. L'Echoue
28 Run on shore on the Ife of Rie, by the Phæton, R. Stopford 2
32 • Creche Feu
La Victoricule (Corvette) 14 ? * La Suffianie (Crvette) L'Affemblée Nationale
Drove on the rocks of Treguier, by the Diamond, Sir W. S.S
and 20 of the crew loft, September 2 Vigilanie, (Cutter)
6 By the Childers, R. Dacres, in the Bay of St. Brieus, September La Relolue, Corvette) La Republique (Gun-boat) 6
By the Agamemnon, H. Nelson, and the squadron under his co La Conzi:ution (Galley)
mana, viz. Incontant, Meleager, Southampton, Tartar, An: La Vigilance (Galley)
and Speedy, in the Bay of Alaffió, Aug. 26.
}} By Sir R. Strachan's squadron, of the coast of France, May 14} By Adm. Duncan's squadron, North-Sea, near the Texel, A
*} By the Hannibal, in the WeA-Indies, Oktober.
French Ships Names.
By whom, when, and where, takes. 1795.
18 By the squadron under Sir J. B. Warren, Bt. off Rochfort, Oa. 15 Superbe
By the Vanguard, S. Miller, in the West Indies, Sept. 30 Pandora
16 By the Caroline, W. Luke, in the North Sea Brutus
JO By the Mermaid, H. Warre, off Granada, O&t. 10 Republican 18 By Ditto
Ditto, October 14 Iphigenia
32 By the Flora, R. G. Middleton, in the Mediterranean A Lugger Privateer
4 By the Ferret loop, in the Channel, November Convention
12 A Schooner (name unknown) A Schooner (Ditto) 8 By the Pelican, J. C. Searle, in the West-Indies, December 14 2796.
10 By the Queen Charlotte Privateer, in the Channel, January - La Bonne Citoynne 20 By the squadron under the Hon. Robert Stopford, off Cipe Fi.
nisterre, March 10. L'Alpie
10 By the Quebec, J. Cooke, off Scilly, March 10 L'Ecourdie
16 Set fire to, and burned in the port of Herqui, by Sir W. Sydney
Smith, March 7 L'Etoile
30 By the squadron under Sir J. B. Warren, off the coast of France,
March 20 Le Courier
14 By the Porcupine, J. Draper, off the Lizard, March 20 La Percante 1
26 By the Intrepid, Hon. C. Carpenter, in the West-Indies, Feb. La Unite
38 By the La Revolutionaire, F. Cole, off the Lizard, April 13 La Virginie
44 By the Indefatigabie, Sir E. Pellew, off the Lizard, April 21 L'Aurore (Atrength not known) By the Cleopatra, C. V. Penrose, North America, February La Robuste
22 By the squadron, under Sir J. B. Warren, off the coast of France,
April is Nemesis
28 Retaken by the squadron under Rear-Adm. Waldegrave, in the
Bay of Tunis, with another Frigate and Brig, names and force
unknown, February C'Abeille
14 By the Diyad, Capt. Pulling, off the Lizard, May 2 Pichegru
JO By the Rattler, off Cherbourg, May ! Brig
14 By La Pique and the Charon in the West-Indies, March 19 Three Privateers
Destroyed in the Gulph of Paria, by the Alarm, G. Vaughan,
14 By the Doris, and Hazard Noop, off Scilly, May 7 Aléxander
10 By the Invincible, W. Cayley, off Madeira, April 1 L'Unite
34 By the Inconftant, T. F. Freemantle in the Mediterranean,
April 20 Revanche
14 By the Suffisante, N. Tomlinson, off Uhant, May 27 La Fantasie
34 By the Pomona, Sir J. B. Warren, in the Channel, May 25
DUTCH SHIPS TAKEN OR DESTROYED.
36 By the Stag, J. S. Yorke, in company with Reunion, Ilis, and
Veftal, uff Egeroe barbour, North-Sea, August 22 Comet (now Penguin) 18 By the Unicorn, T. Williams, off Ireland, August 28 Overyfsel
64 Py the Polyphemus, Captain Lumsdaine, at Cork, October 22 Williamstadt (now Princess) 26 7 By Vice-Admiral Elphinstone's squadron, at the Cape of Good Boetzlaar
Hope, September 14, together with the Castor Dutch East Star (Armed Brig)
India Ship Conftantia Indiaman
By the squadron under Rear-Adm. Rainier, in Malacca-Roads,
think it was poffible, but changes, has since taken Irish Parliamentary Intelligence. place which had taught him to believe that is
was poflible no longer. As to the declaratica (Mr, Curran's Speech continued from our lat) which gentlemen made about the fairness and rea•
fonableness of the measure (of equalizing) they HOUSE OF COMMONS. were such as could produce no effe&t-oor was
the fincerity of the minister in either country to FEBRUARY 15, 1796.
be relied on, granting bin a friend to the measure,
for the political existence of every minifter was fallen from the other side of the house, nister peculiarly fo: he therefore continued to and the manner in which those, gentlemen had think that a parliamentary declaration on this treated the subject, that he was tresparting upon subject was effential to success, as well because it their time in vain, and wasting his own, by which furnished the British minister with an argument he argued the question with them; the truth was, against the prejudice of the British manufacturer
, the question must be decided by votes, and there as because no private individual was alone of fulwere two modes of influencing votes, in neither ficient weight to negociate a business of such mago of which perhaps could he venture to hope for nitude with the government of Great Britais
, much fuccess; one method was by argument and without the support of some such legislative docuanother by motive; argument, he said, certainly ment as the resolution proposed. did influence the votes of a great number of gen The question being put that the order of the tlemen in that house ; and if an argument was day be read, the house divided, opposed to him, he might answer it well or ill as Ayes
82 he could ; and if truth, and justice, and reason Noes
16 were with him, he might entertain some hopes of The house went into the committee of ways fucceeding; but if argument was altogether and means, made progress, and asked leave to be abandoned, and a motive opposed to him, he must again. examine the nature of it, because it might happen The house in a committee of supply voted, to be of such a nature as that it must be impoil- amongst other grants, a sum of 7300l. to the reg. ble for him to reply to it with any effect ; for ex ters of the lower ferry, as a compensation for the ample, if a gentleman's motive should turn out loftes fuftained by them from the building of to be a penfion of five hundred pounds a year, it Carline-bridge ; also sool. co Mr. Omby
, would be imposible to be answered by any logic Marshal of the Four Courts, in compensation for but that of the treasury bench; but there was, he losses by unpaid fees, sustained in consequence of faid, a motive of another and of a very different the late infolvent act; and that scool. be apnature, the sense of general and collective instead plied to try and examine the gold mine in the of private and individual interest, and never was county of Wicklow. there a time when such a motive ought to ope 16.] Mr. Denis Browne presented a petitica rate so powerfully upon the house as at the pre. from Mr. Henry Ortiwell, praying to be dil fent, when its own honour and the prosperity charged from his present confinement in the jail and the peace of the country alike depended upon of Newgate. the respect of the people for parliament. He The petition was received and read. It Aated, again pressed with great energy the gross and that he was forry for incurring the displeafare or' Thameful inconsistency of at once admitting the the houfe, and that he was ready to lubmit to justice of the principle of the resolution, and the will of the house. thrinking from an honeft declaration of that prin On the petition being read, ciple; and concluded a short, but forcible and Mr. Browne moved, tha: Ms, Ottivell be very animated speech, by giving his cordial assent brought forthwich to the bar of the house. to the motion,
This brought on a conversation of some length, Mr. O'Hara made some apposite remarks on between colonel Blaquiere, Mr. Malon, Mr. the astonishing increase of the linen manufacture, Curran, Mr. Hoase, and fir Henry Cirendik which within the laft ten years had increased to and, on the question being put, that Mr. Ozciwell the amount of near two millions sterling in the be brought forthwich in custody to the bar of this year and upon the prosperity of our agriculture house, it was agreed to. equally astonishing. The measure required by Ordered, that the speaker do issue his warrant the notion of the right hon. gentleman, was the to the jailer of Newgate, to bring up forthwith laft which England had to grant this country, and Mr. Ottiwell to the bar of the house. he trusted would loon follow the great conceitions Mr. Mason reported the resolutions from the which the had made within the last ten years. committee of ways and means, which were read
Mr. Gralian replied to the very few argu. and agreed to by the house. ments which had been urged against his motion. Ordered, that the committee of supply do fit -He thewed that in his itatement of the situa- to-morrow. tion of the country, he had not been mistakene Postponed till to-morrow, the order for going for he had not reforced to the war establithment in into a committee of ways and means. his calculation, but had confined himself to the Mr. Ottiwell being called to the bar, the ordinary charges.-With relpect to the possibility speaker asked him if he ftill perfitted in refuís of ettecting the purpose of the motion, by means to answer the question put to him lat felis of negociation, he allowed he once had reason to Mr. Occiwell said, he did not perlift in a setului
but he threw himself on the humanity of the bill; read a first time, and ordered for a second house, and he hoped that the house would not reading on Tuesday. infist upon his answering questions which might Dr. Brotune of the College, moved for leave ta affect his property or life.
introduce a bill for the better regulation of benca Mr. Brown then moves that Mr. Ottiwell fit focieties. having submitted himself to the will of the house, The Chancellor of the Exchequer seconded the be discharged, which alter some opposition, patred motion, and expressed high approbation of the in the affirmative.
principle on which societies of this kind were The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, that he established. He thought them a most excellent intended to move an additional duty on bills of substitute to prevent the neselity of a poor rate, exchange, and to include bills for small sumps. and were better calculated for the advantage of It had been asked, if bank notes were compre- the poor of the country than any which the hon. hended? The banks under the former bill were member or any of his friends proposed for them. allowed to make a compolition for 501. they He recommended the hon. member to frame his would be allowed to compound for the duty again; bill for the incorporation of those societies, and but as he meant to double the former duty, he thus attain for the members of them security for would not offend them so much as not to double their subscriptions by being enabled to fue, and the composition.
render liable to be sued, which they did not now Colonel Plaquiere, said he conceived the duty portifs. on bills of exchange, moved for by the right hon. 19.) Mr. Hoare said he had a question of pri. member to be a tax:-He had taken the liberty vilege to submit to the houle, which must of of suggesting to that right hon. gentleman a tax, course bave precedence of all other orders. The that would not have to great an effect on every subject of this question was, that the authority of class of the people as that propoled ; it was a the house was questioned as to its power of adduty on hats exceeding the price of lix chillings; ministering oaths to witnefles examined before and if his memory did not fail him the right. hon. them, or of delegating such a power to their comgentleman had promised him that it would be che mittees. It had been said, and contumacioully first he would bring forward. His object in such faid, by as high authority in another place, that a tax was to exempt the poor and the middle a committee of the house of commons had no claffes from taxation. He knew in one province more authority to administer oaths to witnefize (Connaught) that the poor would not feel a tax examined before them than a committee of deon hats of that price ; for they feldom purchased fenders ; that the house of commons had no auany above the value of three shillings; no man thority to delegate such a power to their commitcould regret more the necessity of including the tees; that a magistrate who thould administer an tender fex in any measure of taxation ; no man oath to a witness under the order of the house, could be more unwilling than he was to tax the would be guilty of an high misdemeanor; and no beavers which they wear; but he considered it man who knew any thing of law would say that wile and expedient to impose the necesary taxes any man could be convicted of perjury for deposing on the affluent part of the community:
falleiy under such an oath. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, that he Mr. Hoare, after expatiating at considerable would not oppure any such tax, if brought in by length and acumen, on what he termed the abthe hon. gentleman who spoke last; but he furdity of such an affertion, and the contumacy thought it right to apprise him, that as there of such an attack on the rights and privileges of were hats imported into this country-soine regu. the house of commons, immemorialiy exercised, lations oughi to precede the measure ; and at the proceeded to thew from precedents quoted of same time also to oblerve, that it would operate proceedings on the Parliamentary Journals of as a personal tax-(for it was immaterial on what England in the years 1643, 1720, 1721, 1722, article of wearing apparel it was placed), and that 1723, 1729, 1742, 1744, 1746, and many such taxes ought to be well weighed before they later instances, where the British parliament had were adopted.
uniformly exercised this privilege and delegated He then moved, “ That a duty of 3d. each, it to their committees, and upon complaint did be laid upon all toreign and inland bills of ex- actually commit to Newgate persons refusing to change, under the sum of ten pounds;"
be sworn or answer interrogatories on oath. He 66 That a duty of 6d. be laid on all such laid it down as a parliamentary maxim, that either amounting to ten, and not amounting to fifty house was peculiarly and exclulively competent pounds;
to discui's any doubts or questions that might " That a duty of gd. be laid on all such arile touching its own privileges, and that when amounting to fifty, and noi emounting to an hun. another houle, however high the perfural rank dred;"
of its members, prelumel to exercle such a lie “ And, that a duty of is. be laid on all such bercy, with respect to the privileges of this, they amounting to one hundred pounds and upwards." should be told that the parliamentary authority Which motions were leverally agreed to.
of both houses was co-ordinate and co-equal, and The chancellor of the exchequer also moved that this house was not inferior, but transcendant for “ a duty on bark imported into this country;" in regulating its own power and authorities. which was agreed to.
The authority of the house of commons thus The houle was resumed, and the report of the doubred, it was, he felt as a member of it, his committee ordered to be receivest on Friday. dury to bring the matter to fair discution, and to
The Secretary at War presented the militia pulit beyond question, by moving one or more -1. Hib. Mas June, 1796.