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ports of Milford, Cardiff, Gloucester, Bristol, form their quarantine in a place near the Island
ports of Inverness, Zetland, Orkney, Caiih- creek thereof, or other place ther in, or to any
ships or vetrets as are or shall be the ports of Milford, Cardif, Gloucester, Bristol, bound to che fouth-west prits of Scotland, com- Bridgewater, or any of them, or any inember of prehending the ports of Dumfries and Kirkcud- creek of them, or any of them, or to Padftow or bright, or to any member, creek, or other parts St. Ives, being members of the port of Plymouth, thereof, shall perform their quarantine at Cafthorn, or to Ilfracomb or Barnstaple, being members of at the mouth of the River Nith. And all such the port of Exeter, or to any other place within firs op veffels shich are or shall be bound to the the said ports of Milford, Cardiff, Gloucester, He of Jersey, or any part thereof, in ti perform Bristol, or Bridgwater, or within the said memtheir quarantine at a certain place on the coast of bers or crecks, thall be aired in Kingroad and the said ifland called Belle Cropto, or at fomc Porshute Pilli all such goods as shall be imported place herein before appointed for performance of to the port of Plymouth, except such parts thereof guarantire on the coast of England. And als fuch as have been herein bę ore-mentioned, and also fhips or vesels as shall be bound to the Iflands of except Falmouth, ons member thercof, or to the Guernsey, Sark or Alderney, or either of them, port of Exeter, except such parts thereof as have er asy part of them, or any of them, hall per- been herein before mentioned, or to the port of
Pool, or any of the members or creeks or other Sark or Man, shall take due care to prevent the places within the faid ports of Plymouth, Exetet, landing any goods, seamen, or passengers from on and Pool, except as before excepted, shall be aired board the fame, until they shall be put under the in some place between Woodend and Salcah in direction of the officers of his Majesty's cultoms the River Tamér; all such goods as thall be im. That the commissioners, and other officers of his ported to Falmoutħ; a member of the port of Plý- Majesty's customs, do use their utmoft diligence mouth, or any creek thereof, or any other place and care, that the quarantine before directed be therein, shall be aired in a place called St. Ives duly performed. Pool, within the mouth of the harbour of Fal: That the commanders of his Majesty's ships of mouth; all such goods as fhall be imported to war, as likewise the commanders of his Majesty's the ports of Southampton, Chichester, Sandwich, forts and garritons lying near the sea-coats, and or any of them, or any of the members or creeks all the juftices of the peace, mayors, sheriffi, baithereof, or of any of them, or any other place liffs, chier magiitrates, conftables, headboroughs, within the fame, shall be aired at a place called tything-men, and all other officers and ministers : the Mother Bank, near Portsmouth; and all such of justice, be aiding and assisting to the said officers : goods as shall be imported to the eastern coast of his Majesty's customs, and to all others that of Scotland, comprehending the ports of Leith, shall be concerned in stopping all such thips as Borrowltonness, Alloa, Dunbar, Kirkcaldy, An- aforesaid, and in bringing them to the places apAtruthery Preton Pans, Dundee, Perth, Mon- pointed for the perfor nance of their quarantines trose and Aberdeen, or to any member, creek, and in due performance thereof. or other parts thereof, thall be aired in Inverkeith- And the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's ing Bay; and all such goods as shall be imported Treasury, the Commissioners for executing the to the western ports of Scotland, comprehending office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, the the ports of Port Glasgow, Greenock, Irvine, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, the Master GeCampbeltoun, Oban, Rothsay, Fort William, neral and the principal officers of the Ordnance, Air, Port Patrick, Stranraer, and Wigtown, or his Majesty's Secretary at War, and the governors
to any member, creek, or other parts thereof, or commanders in chief for the time being of the · shall be aired at Lamlash, in the Inand of Arran; said respective Iles of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and all such goods as shall be imported to the Sark and Man, are to give the necessary directions northern ports of Scotland, comprehending the herein, as to them may respectivly appertain. ports of Inverness, Zetland, Orkney, Caithness,
STEPH. COTTRELL. and Stornaway, of to any member; creek, or other parts thereof, shall be aired in Cromarty Bay, At the Court at St James's; the 25th of July 1783 in the Murray Frith: and all such goods as
PRESENT, shall be imported to the south-west ports of Scots The King's Moft Excellent Majesty in Council. land, comprehending the ports of Dumfries and
It having been represented to his Majesty, Kirkcudbright, or to any member, creek, or other
that several persons who formerly obtained orparts thereof, shall be aired at Cathorn, at the
ders from his Majesty in council for grants of mouth of the River Nith; and all such goods as
land in the province of Nova Scotia, have not pro. fhall be imported to the ide of Jersey, or any part
ceeded to locate and survey the lands directed to thereof, shall be aired at a certain place on the coast of the said island called Belle Croute, or at
be granted to them by such orders, but have, in such place herein before appointed for performance others, who have also delayed to carry them inter
many instances, fold and transferred them to of quarantine on the coast of England, where the execution, to the great injury of his Majesty's thips, in which such goods are imported, shall re
revenue of quit-rents, and retardment of the cula. spettively perform their quarantine: and all such
tivation and improvement of the said province: goods as shall be imported to the islands of Guern. his Majesty is thereupon pleased, with the advice fay, Sark, or Alderney, of either of them, or any of his privy-council
, to revoke and make void part of them, or any of them, shall be aired in a place near the Illand of Guernsey, called the Littie (and doth hereby revoke and make void) all orders Road, or at fuch place herein before appointed for lands in the province of Nova Scotia, which bear
made by his Majesty in council for the grant of performance of quarantine on the coast of England; date prior to the ist of January 1774, and have where the ships in which such goods are imported not yet been carried into execution and his MaThall respectively perform their quarantine.
That whatsoever ship or person shall receive any jesty is hereby farther pleased to order, that the men or goods from on board any ship or veffel governor or commander in chief for the time beunder quarantine, shall be compelled to perform forbear to issue any order of survey to the sur
ing of his Majesty's province of Nova Scotia, do the like quarantine.
That such persons as, after quarantine perform- veyor-general of lands in the faid province, or. ed, shall be employed in the hold of any ship of vince, of any lot or parcel of land within the
to pass any grants under the seal of that pro. vessel, for the taking any goods not liable to retain infection from the goods and merchandizes his Majesty in council, which bears date prior to
said province, in pursuance of any order made by before enumerated, shall be obliged to perform a new quarantine.
the ist day of January 1774: and that this his that the captains of every of his Majesty's London Casette, to the end that ail perfons con
Majesty's order in council be publiined in the Mhips of war, who shall meet with any such thipor cerned may have due notice thereof. seffel coming to any of the ports of Great Bri
STEPH. COTTRELT: mia or of the Ines of yarnley, Juley, Alderney,
Havannah with the troops as Aage; I therefore TUESDAY, JULY 29.
stand in need of your excellency's advice and diWbiteball, July 29. The letters of which the rections in my present situation, and thall be exa following are extracts, have been received at the ceedingly happy to receive them as soon as possible. office of the Right Honouable Lord North, his I had letters written for your excellency on this Majesty's principal secretary of ftate for the home occasion since the middle of the last month; but department.
the vessel by which they were to have been conExtraEt of a Letter from General Sir Guy Carleton,
veyed, went off and left them; therefore hope your K.B. & c. dated New York, June 20, 1783. excellency will not think it my, neglect in not MY LORD,
having the accounts before this.
have the honour to be, I TRANSMIT for your lordship's information a copy of Colonel Deveaux's letter, conveying an
Your Excellency's most obedient, account of the recapture of the Bahama Irlands,
And very humble Servant, together with a copy of the capitulation,
Colonel, and commanding Royal Foresters,
June 6, 1783. New Providence.
between Don Antonio Cla. Right Honourable Lord North.
- racuy Santz, Governor of the Bahama Islands,
&c. and his Honour Andrew Deveaux, Colonel Extract of a Letter from Colonel Deveaux, to Sir
ana Corinander in Chief of the Expedition, &c. Guy Carleton, daied New Providence, June 6, . 1783
I. The government-house and public stores
to be delivered to his Britannic Majesty. I Have the pleasure to inform your Excellency, that on the iit of April last, not having heard mand to march to the eastern fort, with all the
II. The governor and garrison under his comthat peace was concluded, I formed from St. Au
honours of war'; remaining with a piece of càn-, gustine an expedition against New Providence, to restore it's inhabitants, with those of the adjacent Catholic Majesty's flag. Provisions for the troops,
non and two shots per day, in order to hoist his islands, to the blessings of a free government sailors, and lick in the hospital, to be made at I undertook this expedition at my own expence,
his Britannic Majesty's expence, as also vefsels and embarked my men, which did not exceed sixty-five, and failed for Harbour Island, where I
prepared to carry them to the Havannah, partireeruited for four or five days; frum therice I let cularly a vesfel to carry the governor to Europe.
Ill. All the officers and troops of the garrison fail for my object, which was the eastern fort on the Illand of Providence, and which I carried
belonging to his Catholic Majesty, are to reabout day-light, with three of their formidable
main in possession of their baggage and other ef
fects. gallies on the 14th. I immediately summüned the
IV. All the vessels in the harbour belonging grand fortress to a surrender, which was about a mile from the fort I had taken; his excellency
to his Catholic Majesty are to be given up, with the governor evaded the purport of my flag, by
every thing on board the said vessels, to his Bri
t'annic Majesty: giving me fome trifling informations, which i took in their true light. On the 16th I took
V. All effects appertaining to Spaniards to pofleffion of two commanding hills, and erected
remain their property, and the Spanish mer
chants to have two months to setile their ac. a battery on each of them of twelve pounders. At day-light on the 18th, my batteries being compleat, the English colours were hoisted on
(Signed) ANTONIO CLARACOY SANTZ.
A. DEVEAUX. each of them, which were within mufquet-thot. of their grand fortress.' His excellency, finding
*New Providence, April 18, 1783. his thot and shells of no effect, thought proper Conftantinople, June 2'5. The plague has spread to capitulate, as you will see by the inclosed in every quarter of this city and it's fuburbs, as articles. My force never at any time consisted well as the neighbouring provinces of Asia and in of more than 220 men, and not above 150. of Bosnia; hitherto, however, the mortality at Cons them had musquets, not having it in my power stantinople is very inconsiderable. to procure them at St. Augustine.
Stockholm, Juiy 11. His Swedish Majesty landa I took on this occasion one fort, consisting of ed here on the 9th instant early in the morning, thirteen pieces of cannon, three gallies carrying having failed from Abo on the 7th: he is almost twenty-four pounders, and about fifty men. entirely recovered from his late accident, though
His excellency surrendered four batteries, with still obliged to wear his arm in a fir:g. about seventy pieces of cannon, and four large gal- Vienne, July 12. The Emperor returned to lies, (brigs and snows) which I have sent to the this capital last night in perfect health.
him that, at the earnest request of the ward, when Thomas Wooldridge, Esq. appeared, and another had been elected at a wardrobe held and demanded his seat as alderman of Bridge for that purpofe ; to whichi Mr. Wooldridge reWard Within : bus the Lord Mayor informed plied, that he hould apply to this court of Kings
Bench, and then withdrew. The Recorder re- This day was executed, opposite St. Ana quested to have leave for the nomination of a drew's church, Holborn, John Mills, on the Codeputy during his absence in Ireland and the ventry Act, for unlawfully lying in wait and Oxford Circuit, and Thomas Harrison, Esq. late wounding John Brazier in several parts of his one of the city council, was appointed to officiate body. He was attended to the place of execu. in his stead.
tion by Sheriff Taylor, his under-sheriff, and Mr. Alderman Townsend, after paying many other proper officers, amidst a large multi ude of compliments to one of the clerks in the Justice spectators. He was crefled in black, with a crape Room, Guildhall, for his unremitting atteutian bat-band in his hat, and died very penitent. He to the duties of his office, moved for a gift of was about twenty-seven years of age. fifty pounds, to be presented him, by way of A refpite came to Newgate for John Higgingratuity, above his salary, which was agreed to son, who was to have been executed for taking without oppofition.
bank-notes out of letters delivered into the Post2. The following letter was yesterday sent by . Office. Mr. Sheriff Taylor to the Right Honourable Yesterday died in Newgate, Alexander Smith, Lord North
who was convicted in April session of forging a (Copy)
bill of exchange for 521. 1os. with intent to de. MY LORD,
JULY 1, 1783. fraud Messrs. Boddington, and ordered for execiTHE inclofed letter was delivered to me chis tion this day. On his first being apprehended, he evening by Mr. Akerman, from John Higgin- swallowed a quantity of aqua-fortis, the effect of fon, one of the unfortunate men under sentence which has occafioned his death. of death, giving an account of a dangerous con- 3. The following malefactors, capitally conspiracy which was formed by some of the crimi- victed in May last, were carried in two carts, nals in Newgate.
and one on a Nedge, from Newgate, and executed Upon the delivery of that letter I caused a at Tyburn, viz. John Wharton, for burglary in search to be immediately made, and no less than the dwelling-houte of Robert Alkey; and stealing two brace of piftols, with knives and saws, were some money, and a quantity of soap; John Ha. found in the condemned cellsį and having in- zleworth, for robbing John Fitzpatrick, on the vestigated the matter, I have no doubt they in- highway, of a filver watch and two half-crown tended to attempt to carry their scheme into exe- pieces; Robert Cullum, for breaking into the cution, with a view to effect their escape. house of John' Hatch, in the night-time, with
I was advised by the Recorder to wait on your intent to steal his goods; William Rutley Pratt, lordship; and I have only to remark, that the for a burglary in a dwelling-house, and stealing * Recorder joins' with me in opinion, that an ex- à quantity of fiiver plate; and William Harcourt, tension of the Royal mercy to this unfortunate for treasonably having in his custody a mould, young man, upon this ground, will be a means of and other implements, for coining half-crowns, farther discoveries, which may prevent bloodshed fillings, and fixpences. They all behaved very and other disagreeable consequences happening penitently. Before they left Newgate, they in the gavl from the numerous villains which are desired to be indulged in singing together, in constantly confined in it.
a private room, the Lamentation of a Sinner, I have the honour to be, &c. and part of the 104th Pfalm, which was rea
ROBERT TAYLOR dily granted. When they came out, they made To the Right Honourable Lord North, &c. &c. a very affecting exhortation to the other, pri(COPY.)
soners, some of whom behaved very disorderly, SIR,
WHITEHALL, JULY 2, 1783. while others with much seriousness received the I Lost no time in laying before the King awful advice of the unhappy victims to public your letter of yesterday's date, inclosing one to justice. the keeper of Newgate from John Higginson, Earl Mansfield gave judgment in the Court under fentence of death, giving an account of of King's Bench, against Lord Portchester, in a dangerous conspiracy which was formed by the long-depending cause between his lordship some of the criminals confined in that place, and and Mr. Petre, respecting the damages recoverrecommending the unfortunate young man who ed in the actions for bribery at the general elecmade the discovery, to fome mark of the royal tion at Cricklade. By this determination, it is mercy. The crime committed by John Hig- said, Mr. Petre recovers the sum of 14,000l. beginson, and for which it was intended he should fides costs of suit, which will amount to near suffer, is of such a nature as could not in itself 10,00ol. admit of any mitigation: but as the discovery 4. The state of the ordinary, as given in from made by him has been the means of preventing the several ports to the Admiralty Board, made, very dangerous consequences; and, by fhewing up to the 30th of last month, is as follows, viz. - favour to him on that account, may be a means Ships laid up in ordinary, June go: at Deptford, of discouraging schemes of fuch a dangerous ten- one of 50 guns, eleven frigates, and nine floops. dency, his Majesty on that ground, and from · Woolwich, fix ships of the line, two of 50 guns, that cause alone, has consented to save his life. thirteen frigates, and eleven Noops. Sheerness, A refpite has been sent to Newgate for that pur- two ships of the line, four frigates, and five pose this evening.
Noops. Chatham, thirteen ships of the line,
NORTH. two of go guns, five frigates, and seven Doops. To Sir Robert Taylor, Sheriff of London, Portsmouth, twenty-eight thips of the line, two
I am, &c.
of 50 guns, eleven frigates, and thirteen loops. The Lords of the Admiralty have ap Plymouth, twenty-one (hips of the line, one of 50 pointed twenty-four masters from the half-pay guns, seven frigates, and eleven Noops. Of which lift, for the sole purpose of looking after the ships thirteen ships of the line, three frigates, and ten in ordinary, and co make a report of their conNoops, were laid up during the course of the dition every three months to the Board : eight of month of June; and there are eleven hips of the them are to reside at Portsmouth, fix at Plyline, one of fifty guns, five frigates, and eight mouth, eight at Chatham and Sheerness, and two Noops, now under orders to be laid up as soon as at Woolwich. These, with a few other fimilar the crews are paid off and discharged.
appointments, will be the means of preserving in 9. Judgment was given in the Court of King's our service, at a very trifling expence, our best Bench, upon Lieutenant Bourne, of the marines, seamen, who might otherwise be tempted to enter who stood convicted of publishing a libel, and into the pay of foreign states. also of an assault upon Sir James Wallace, Knt. 17. The Court-Martial held at Chatham, on Captain of his Majesty's thip the Warrior, by twelve prisoners for mutiny on board the Raiftriking him with a cane.
sonnable, commanded by Lord Hervey, which be-
Sir Hyde Parker, President.
Capt. Hudson Capt. Symonds the defendant be held in custody of the Marshal
Demerique of the Court for two years, and give security
Parker himself in a thousand pounds, and two fureties
Payne in five hundred pounds cach, to keep the peace
Inglefield Williamas with Sir James Wallace for seven years.
Charrington Hood. U pon the libel, he said, that as Sir James Judge Advocate, Purfer Yates. Wallace had improperly published a letter in a The Court fat each day (Sunday excepted) public print, answering an anonymous paragraph, from eight in the morning til four in the after the Court, on the judgment of the libel (which noon. The evidence being summed up, and the the defendant had suffered to go by default) would charge fully proved on seven of them, and partly only fine him fifty pounds, and to be imprisoned proved on three others, the following sentence till the fine was paid.
was passed, viz. II. The unfortunate Mr. William Wynne Benjamin Gravat, George Wright, Robert Ryland finished a very fine engraving of King Dible, William Barlow, William Thompson, John delivering Magna Charta to the Barons, Thomas Snudon, and Jacob Francis-Death. on which he has employed himself during his Samuel Pile, William Day, and Jacob Colconfinement.
lins-300 Lashes eacb. 12. According to the report of the Surveyor. William Knox, and Thomas Wilson-As. General of his Majesty's Woods and forests, of quitted. the state of the inclosures in his Majesty's forests, The charge against them was as follows: Lord in pursuance of an order of the honourable House Hervey's fhip being at Spithead, and being or. of Commons, we find that no ground whatsoever dered round to Chatham, to be paid off, the had been enclosed in any of his Majesty's forests, stip's company openly declared that they would &c. for the growth and preservation of timber, not go round, but would carry the ship into since the firft day of January 1772, the period of Portsmouth Harbour themselves, and be paid off time limited in the said order, except soco acres there; and were accordingly proceeding to upin the New Forest, in the year 1775; though it moor the ship without orders. Lord Hervey appears that the inclosures of the New Forest observing this, previously armed himself; and, are in good repair, have well answered the pur. at the risque of his life, feized the above men, pose for which they were made, and have nursed and confined them. The people seeing their up a good stock of young timber in the forests of ringleaders secured, were so much intimidated, Whittlewood, Salcey, Rockingham, and which that they went to their duty as before, and wood. And Mr. Pitt, the surveyor, farther de. brought the ship round. clares, that many thousand acres of land in his 18. This mornirg an information, filed Majesty's forests may be inclofed, and applied to against Mr. Charles Bembridge, (late accountant raising pines. There are also, and will ever be, of the pay-office) by his Majesty's Attorneywithin the inclosures now in being, and here. General, charging the said Mr. Bembridge wiik after to be made therein, some parcels of ground neglect of duty, in having connived at the corof a nature less fit for the growth of oaks, in cealment of certain items in the account chargewhich the faid Surveyor-General of his Majesty's able to the late Lord Holland, (as paymaterWoods and Forests purposes to plant the fort of general of his Majesty's land forces) to the pines fit for masts, yards, and bowsprits; and amount of furty-eigbt thousand feven bundred nucheries are actually preparing for that purpose: and nire pounds, ten shillings, and a fra&tion, came and, from his observations and experiments, and on to be tried before the Earl of Mansfield, and the concurring opinion of very guod judges, he a Special Jury, in the Court of King's Bench, thinksie bigl.ly probable, that making inelofutes in Westminster Hali. purely for the last-mentioned use, will be attended In the absence of the Attorney-General, Mn with success, and prove very advantageous to this Lee (solicitor-general) conducted the prosecukingdom.
tiqd; he had for his affiftants, Sir Thomas Da.