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The Newcastle Courant

03/04/1779

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Date of Article: 03/04/1779
Printer / Publisher: T. Saint and Co. 
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THE NEWCASTLE COURANT Printed and Sold by T. SAINT and Go. in Pilgrim- street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Three- pence 5349 ESCAPED out of CARLISLE GAOL. On the nth of this instant March, 1779. ANDREW WATTERS, committed to the said Gaol on suspicion of stealitig a quantity of Goods, the property of Messrs Stalker and Mitchinson, Goldftniths, Newcastle. He is about 2 j years of age, five feet five inches high, a swarthy black complexion, and somewhat pitted with the small pox, wears his own hair black, and curled on each side; had on when he escaped, a new hat with a large brim, a copper coloured great coat, with a lightish- coloured cape, under it a new suit of superfine light or sky blue: Is an Irishman, and has the Irish cant in his speech, and is by trade a Cork- cutter. On pursuing him. the fame day, he was taken in bed at Dumfries in Scotland, but in bringing him back in a Post Chaise, at a a place called Durnock near Annan, he, by some stratagem, slipt out of the Post Chaise about eight o'clock in the niorning of the nth, and run away from the messenger towards Eggleseigen in Scotland, ver and got clear off. ' it is earnestly and humbly desired by the keeper of the Gaol at Carlisle, that a diligent and sharp look out be made after this Man, both in sea- ports and other places, and if he can be secur'ed till proper intelli- gence be given the Gaoler at Carlisle; and that the said Watters be put into the said Gaoler's custody, a reward of Tweaty Guineas, and all expencesshall be immediately paid by me, THOMAS DIXON, Gaoler. WHereas on Saturday morning the 20th instant, a EWE near lambing, belonging to George Coates, Of Smelt- House, one of the subscribers for prosecuting of . Felons in the parish of Wolfingham and places adjacent, was killed, and the head, neck, and skin, together with two lambs were left, and the rest of the carcase taken away, and there i's great reason to believe that William Pickering and John Crawford, hereinafter described, were the per- sons who committed the said offence; now in order that the said William Pickering and John Crawford, and all other persons concerned- therein, may be brought to con- dign punishment; a reward of One Guinea each is offered for apprehending of the said William Pickering and John Crawford; and a further regard of Three Guineas is- also offered on conviction of them, or- any other of the offen- ders, such reward to be paid by Mr Thomas Chapman, of Wolfingham, Treasurer to the said Society. N. 6. William Pickering was late servant to Robert Shuldam, of Shildon, Husbandman, and has since travel- led the country with two or more asses in different capaci- ties, is five feet three inches and an half high, has a scald bead, is full eyed,' with a speck upon the right eye. John Crawford has travelled the country for some time as a Chimney- sweeper and Brazier, is rather thick set, with brown hair and red beard, and his right thumb has been cut off about'a week ago near the first joint. If either of the persons shall be apprehended, notice may be given thereof 10 the said George Coates, or Thomas Chapman, or to Mr John Collins, Attorney at law, Bishop Auckland. and whereas about a fortnight ago, an Iron Bolt was stole from the coal pit of George Hobkirk, of Green- Head, one other of the said subscribers, and the Gin Rope was cut in several places; therefore a reward of One Guinea is offered upon conviction of all or any of the offenders to be paid as above. And whereas at a Meeting of the said Society, it was re- solved, That the Subscription Paper shall be opened for the Tioo of all persons who shall on or before the first day of May next desire to become members of the faid Society, and may be signed by any perfon applying to the faid Mr John Collins. And it is earnestly recommended to every Member of the faid Association, that they take down in writing the particular marks and descriptions ot all their horses, cows, and other things likely to be stole, in order the more easy to discover and detect the offenders. To the Creditors of John Hylton, Esq; deceased. WHereas the Creditors of John Hylton, for- merly of Hylton Castle, in the county of Durham, Esquire, long since deceased, were in the year 1771, pur- suant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, paid 17 shillings in the pound of their respective debts; and as the whole fund which now remains applicable to pay the remainder ef the said debts will be directed to be applied fo far as it will extend to pay the remainder of such debts, and it Is doubtful which of the said creditors are still living: Therefore such of them as are living, are desired immedi- ately to send an account where they now lire 10 Messrs Wilson and Peele, in Symond's Inn, London; and the executors or administrators of such of them as are dead, art desired to send to the said Messrs Wilfon and Peele the probates of their wills or letters of administration, in order that what is now due may be properly reported to whom due. ( N. B This will be no more advertised.) ALL Persons indebted to George Crooks, late of Gateshead, in the county of Durham, Raff Mer- chant, deceased, are requested to pay their respective debts to Mr George Stephenson, of Elswick, his administrator, to to Robert Hudson, who is duly authorized by his admi- nistrator to receive the same, and who will attend for that purpose at the office of the late Mr Crooks, in Hillgate: And all persons having any demand on the said George Crooks, are desired to send the same for payment to the faid George Stephenson. I desire to offer my grateful acknowledgments to the friends of my husband George Crooks, late of Gateshead, in the county of Durham, Raff Merchant, deceased, for their favours and support, and to inform them and the public, that the agreement my husband's administrator made with Messrs Surtees and Liddell, for the sale of the whole of his stock of Timber and Raff, being vacated by the consent of the parlies, I shall continue the business as usual at his Raff yard in Hillgate, and beg leave to solicit 3 continuance of their favours. Hillgate, March 31, 1779. MARGARET CROOKS. To be SOLD by AUCTION, At Bygate- Hall, in Northumberland, on Monday the nth day of May, 1779, ALL the Household Furniture, also Milk- Vessels, Brewing Vessels, coarse Blankets, and Bed Ticks, & c. Milk Cows and Horses. Five Months Credit, or fid. per pound returned for ready Money. N. B. The sale to begin at Ten o'clock in the forenoon, and continue till all be fold. To be SOLD to the highest Bidder, At the house of Mr James Hume, Innkeeper, in the Close, New- castle, on Thurday the IStb day of April instant, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon, ALL those three Messuages or Tenements, situate at the Head of the Dog Bank, together with the Cellars, Lofts, Warehouses, and other conveniences to the same belonging, amounting in the whole to the . yearly rent of 47I. 10s. late the estate of Mrs Margaret Craister, deceased, and now ia the several occupations of Mr Robert Greenwell, and others. For further particulars, apply to William Perkin, Officer ef Excise, who will shew the premises. A STEWARDSHIP. APerfon who for many years past has been con- stantly employed in transacting every business rela- tive to the office of a Land Steward, would be glad to en- gage with any gentleman in that capacity. Letters directed to A. B. at T. Saint's, Printer, in Newcastle, will be duly attended to. PONTELAND TURNPIKE ROAD. NOTICE is hereby Given, THAt the next Meeting of the Trustees of this Road is appointed to be held at Katy's Coffee House, on the Sandhill, Newcastle, on Saturday the 11th day of April, 1779, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, on special business relating the said Road. By Order of the Trustees, • GEO. BROWN, clerk. To be LET and entered upon at pleasure, Situate at Brumpton upon Swale, a pleasant village near the Great Post Road from London to Carlisle, tn i miles from Ca- therick, and three from Richmond, in the county of York; Handsome and convenient sashed Messuage or Dwelling- House, with suitable offices and conve- niences fit for a genteel family, with a large Orchard, Garden, and upwards of xo acres of very good land lying contigu- ous to the fame, now or late in the occupation of Mr Wil- liam Kipling. Enquire of Messrs Hartley and George, at Middleton Tyas, near Richmond, who will let the same. March 29th, 1779. HETT MILLS. To be LET or SOLD to the beji Bidder, At the house of Mr Thomas Clark, Innkeeper, in Durham, in Thurfday the 22d day of April next coming, Well accustomed Water Corn Mill, and a Paper Mill, commonly called Hett Mills, with two Dwelling- houses, and othet conveniences to the same ad- joining, situate within three miles of the city of Durham, now in the possession of Thomas Ayre. All the buildings are in exceeding good repair, being mostly new built. Also, A Freehold Dwelling- house situate in Hett, now in the possession of John Johnson. For further particulars, apply to the said Thomas Ayre, the owner, who will shew the premises, ot to Mr Johnson, at his office in Durham. To be SOLD, At Mr Thomas Ions's, at the sign of the Golden Lion, in Hex- ham, on Tuesday the t 3th day of April, TWO hundred and four Oak Trees, fit for ship- building or country uses, and at its full growth; and likewise 81 Afh and Elm Trees, all standing, marked, and numbered, at Wood- Sheeld, about three miles west of Hexham.— For farther particulars, enquire of Mr Richard Wray of Hexham. OAK WOOD. ~ To be S O L D to be best Bidder, On Tuesday the 20th instant, at the house of Mr Thomas Ions, known by the sign of the Golden Lion, in Hexham, between the hours of three and five o'clock in the afternoon, Fourteen hundred and sixty- five Oak Trees,, now marked and numbered, on the weft part of Fal- lowfield Grounds, in the county of Northumberland, pur- suant to the conditions of sale then to be produced. Mr Tulip of Fallowfield will send a person to shew the Wood to any who intends to purchase; and for furthet particulars, apply to George Bates at Aydon Castle. FREEDOM WILL cover Mares this season at Balmborough, at One Guinea, and one Shilling the Groom,— Freedom was got by Mr Shafto's Squirrel, out of Lord March's Nonsuch, his grandam by the Hampton- Court Childers, out of a Mare called Bushy Molly; Bushy Molly was got by the King's Chefnut Arabian, her dam by the Chillaby Barb, and out of Sir William Ramsden's famous Burley Mare. Nonfuch was got by Fox, out ot I. ord Port- more's Lug's Mare, and Lug's Mare was got by Darley's Arabian, out of Bay Bolton's dam. FACtoR, When in training, the property of William Fenwick, Esq; WILL cover this Season at Corbridge, near Hexham, in the county of Northumberland, at One Guinea a Mare, and One Shrilling to the servant. Factor was bred by the late Mr George Selby, of Stanton, was got by Match'em, ( who covers now at Fifty Guineas a Mare) his dam was the above Mr Selby's well- known Mare called Creeping Kate, who was likewife the dam of his Sober Peggy, and was got by the late Sir William Mid- dleton's Squirrel, his grand dam by Goliah, his great grand dam by Bartlet's Childers, his great great grand dam, by Wyndham, his great great great grand dam by Crutches, and his great great great great grand dam by the Selaby Turk.—— Failor is a bright bay, with a ftar, and one white foot, free from all natural blemifltes, full fifteen hands and an inch high; and the foals got by him, prove in general handfome and honey. As a farther encourage- ment for breeders to send their Mares to Factor, any Mare not proving with foal to him this year, shall be covered for half price next feafon, provided the covering fee for the faid Mare is paid for at the end of this feafon, otherwile the owner of the Mare will not be entitled to the above be- nefit *, and as there are many at this time, indebted for Mares covered by Factor, the proprietor of him, hopes no perfon will take it ami( s, his ordering the Keeper of Factor, not to let the horfe covei any Mare belonging to the above persons, unless all previous demands are paid for. H. B. Grass for Mares if required I To be LET immediately, And to be entered upon at May- day next, tHE Stock Farms of Blakeupburn Haugh and Deadwood, situate in the Parish of Elsdon, in the county of Northumberland, now in the possession of Mr George Potts. And to be LET for Land Sale, The Colliery under the said Farms, with or without the Quarries of Limestone within and under the same.— En- tire of Mr Cuthbert, in Newcastle. This will be no more advertised.) To be SOLD by public AuCtion, for ready money, on Tuesday the 4th day of May next, ALL the Stock on Duddo Farm, consisting of horses, Cows, Oxen, Sheep, and young Cattle; to- gether with the implements of husbandry, belonging to Edward Wilson, Esq. To be SOLD to the best Bidder, At the house of Mrs Margaret Barker, the Black Bull, in Mor- peth, on Wednesday in t- after Week, between the hours of two and six o'clock in the afternoon; Several Houses, and other conveniences, plea- santly situated opposite the Manor Mill, in Morpeth aforesaid, with two Gardens, and a field behind the same, — Enquire of Mr Charles Stoddart. An A DVERTISEMENT, That there is to be Sold, by way of public Roup, at Cornhill; in the parish of Kirkwhelpington, in the county of Northumber- land, upon Thursday life 6 th day of May,' 1779, and to conti- nue until all is sold, ' aLL that Large and extensive Stock of the Farms of Cornhills, Ray'and Middleridge, belonging to Miss Turner, consist of goods as fallow : A large number of Ewes and Lambs, Gintmers and Wedders, and - Tup » , Wedder Hogs and Ewe Hogs, Cows and Calves, Cows with Calf, a good ( lock of young Cattle of all kinds, from one year old, to four year olds ; Draught Horses of all kinds; Young Horses oF all kinds; all the Implements of Husbandry, and good houlhold Furnilute. The Roup will begin precisely at Nine o'clock in the forenoon; and it is hoped, that whoever wants to buy any of the above- mentioned goods, Will appear at the place. and hour above- mentioned, a-, there is such a large quantity to be sold. To be SOLD, At the house of George Wilson, the sign of the Greyhound, in Stockton., in the county of Durham, on wednesday the 14th day of , April infiant , between the hours of. two and six in the afternoon, FARM called West Field Farm, situate in the townships of Stockton and Norton, one mile west from Stockton; consisting of 8x acres or thereabouts, of arable, meadow, and pasture Ground, a walled Garden, a Summer- house, Fish- pond, a good Farm- house, Barn, Gra- nary, and other Conveniences, all in good repair The premises are part Freehold, and part Copyhold, and are now under lease. for term which will expire at Candle- mas, Lady- day and May- day, 1783 For further parti- culars, apply to Mr William- Nicholson, or Mr Raisbeck, Attorney at Law, in Stockton and William Ingledew, the tenant,. will shew the premises. CORBRIDGE DIVISION. WE, the Commissioners of the said Division, having prepared a draft of our intended award of : the said Division of the open common Fields, stinted pastures, and Commons, Moors or Waste Grounds, within the manor and parifh of Corbridge, do hereby give notice, that we intend to meet at the house of the late Mr Lionel Winship, known by the sign of the Angel, in Corbridge aforesaid, on Monday the nineteenth day of April next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, for reading and settling the said draft ;• and that all persons, bodied politic or corpo- rate, interested therein, their stewards or agents, may if they think proper, attend such Meeting, and peruse and inspect the said draft, and hear the same read over, and be at liberty to make such objections thereto, at they shall think proper, in order to have the same removed. Corbridge, RICHARD RICHARDSON, iljl March, I779. DANIEL ALDER, JOHN DONKIN. ( This - will hi no more advertised.) To Run through in one Day, The Newcastle and Edinburgh Diligence. THE Proprietors of the Newcastle Coach by way of Wooler- haugh- head and Cornhill, in otder to accommodate their fiiends and the public still better, have agreed to set out a Diligence every day Sundays ex- cepted; to carry three inside passengers easily,— each to pay from Newcastle to Edinburgh rl. irs. 6d. allowed 14th. weight of luggage, all above to pay id. per lb. for the whole distance, Or in proportion to the miles they go: passengers taken up on the road to pay per mile. The above machine sets out, at two o'clock the said mornings from Mr John Nelson's, the Bull and Post- boy Inn, Newcastle; and from Mr James Robertson's, the Black Bull Inn, Foot of the Pleasance, Edinburgh. Have good convenience for luggage, parcels, boxes, & c. & c which will be delivered ou arrival— The proprietors will not be accountable for any pared, hox, & c. above the value of 15I. on any confi- deration whatever; and those that send goods, must ob- serve to pack them sufficient to undergo the friction of the carriage, otherwise the proprietors will not be answerable for the consequences. N. B. A Post- Coach sets out every day, ( Sundays ex- cepted) from Mr John Nelson's, the Bull and Post- boy Inn, Newcastle, for London ; and from Mr Jaques's, the George and Blue Boar Inn, London, for Newcastle; each passenger to pay 2l. 6s. At the above rates, passengers from Lon- don to Edinburgh pay only 3l. 17s. 6d. This Day is published, Elegantly printed 011 a line writing paper, in sixty vo- lumes duodecimo, price is. « d. each, fewed, ornamented - with Portraits of the Authors, engraved by Bartolozzi, aud other the mod capital artifts, THE Works of the English Poets, with Prefaces biographical and critical, . By SAMUEL JOHNSON. *„* The Proprietors flatter themselves the superior exe- cution of this beautiful, correct, and cheap edition of the POcts, will merit the approbation of the public- Printed for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Davies, T. Payne, L. Davis, W. Owen, B. White, S. Growder, T. Cafton, T. Longman, B. Law, E. and C. Dilly, J. Dodsley, H. Baldwin, J. Wil- kie, J. Robson, J. Johnson, T. Lowndes, T. Becket, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, W. Davis, J. Nichols, F. Newbery, T- Evans, J. Ridley, R. Baldwin, G. Nicol, Leigh and Sotheby, J. Bew, N. Conant, J. Murray, W. Fox. S. Haye, H. Payne, and J. Bowen, in London; and W. Charnley, Newcastle. ( Not performed here these six years.) For the BENEFIT of Mrs DUNCAN and Mrs ROBERTS. At the THEATRE in the BIGG- MARKET, On Easter Monday Evening, April 5. will be performed an Historical Tragedy, ( written by Shakespear) called KING LEAR AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS. ( As now performing in London with universal applause.) This excellent play needs no superfluous comments on its merits; but it may not bp improper to offer, by way of introduction, to those who are not conversant with its beauties, to lay before them a few of the commendations bestowed on it by the greatest critics of the age; who, on the publishing the whole of Shakespear's works, justly give this play the title of his master- piece.— lear's struggles against his powerful injuries, and his own strong feelings, are exquisite; the daughters working him severally up to madness, and his at length falling into it, are an irresista- ble combination, that none but Shakespear could frame or express. King Lear, Mr Duncan; Edgar, Mr Whitlock, being their first appearance in those characters in this town); Earl of Kent, Mr Fowler; The Bastard, Mr Berry; Earl of Gloster, Mr Graham; Gentleman usher, Mr Jefferys. Cordelia, Mrs M'George; Regan, Miss Hurst; Arante, Mrs Jefferys; Goneril, Mrs Duncan. End of Act r, a Song by Mrs Bogle End of Act id, a laughing Song hy Mr Craneson— End of Act 3d, Advice to Husbands by Mr Craneson.— End of Act 4th, a Comic Song by Mr Jefferys. Between the Play and - Farce, The PICTURE of a PLAY- HOUSE; Or, Bucks have at Ye All,, by Mr Austin. TO which will be added ( by desire) a favourite Entertain- ment of three Acts, called T H E WAY to KEEP HIM; Or, The School for Ladies. ( As now performing in LONDON.) Lovemore, Mr Whitlock; Sir Brilliant Fashion, Mr Berry; John, Mr Mills. Widow Belmour, with the Origi- nal song) by Mrs Duncan, ( being her first appearance that character) Muslin, Mrs Roberts; Mignionet, Mrs Jef- ferys; Mrs Lovemore, Mrs M'George. Tickets to be had at the usual places, and of Mrs Dun- can, at Mrs Douglas's, Union street; of Mrs Roberts, at Mr Thompson's, Middle- streect —— Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Theatre only from ten tiii one each day. • ' ( Never performed here.) For the Benefit of Mrs M'GEORGE. At the THEATRE in the BIGG- MARKET, 6n Wednesday the 7th of April, being Eafter Waek Will be presented a TRAGEDY, call'd THE * Heroine of the Cave. The above is a finished pattern of connubial attachment, and heroic exertions of true and becoming female fortitude with the striking and exemplary courage and constancy of both Alberti and Constantia, in their captivity in the Cave of Idra. This piece, written by My Henry Jones, Author of the Earl of Essex, is likewise replete with moral and religious instructions, as well as sentiment and poetry. Count Alberti, Mr Whitlock; Emperor of Germany, Mr Fowler. Constantia, the Heroine of the Cave, Mrs m'George. In Act id, will be exhibited a Cave in t.. e Quick Silver Mines of Idra, with the Slaves ar Work. fn Act 4th, a grand trial of the Prime Minister, before the Emperor of Germany and the Members of the Council, fn Act 5th, the triumphant return of Alberti arid Constantia from the Cave of Idra, accompanied by a grand band of Music. End of the Day, by particular desire, an Epilogue, in the character of a Free Mason's Wife, by Mrs M'George. With a FARCE, as will be expressed in the Bills. Tickets to be had at the usual places; and of Mrs M'George, at Mrs Gales's, Newgate- street. ( Never acted here.) For the Benefit of Mr JEFFERYS, At the THEATRE in the BigG- MARKeT, On FRIDAY Evening, being April 9, will be presented. A TRAGI- COMEDY, call'd DON SEBASTIAN, KING of PORTUGAL. As altered from DRYDEN, and performed at the Theatre- Royal Drury- Lane. This play has always bet n allowed to be one of Dryden's best dramatic pieces, and contains- as malty beauties as anv play he ever wroie; particularly the scene between Dorax and Sebastian in the fifth ail, is judged to be one of the fitted in the English language — The comic scenes of the Mufti, his wife, and daughter, Antonio, Mustapha, & c. with which every act of the play is diversified,. have like- wise equal merit, and always have a laughable effect in representation. It is still frequently performed at the Theatres of london and Dublin with great applause. Don Sebastian, Mr Whitlock; Dorax, ( a Renegade) Mr Duncan; Muley Moluch, ( Emperor of Barbary) Mr Fowler; Benducar, ( Prime Minister) Mr Craneson; Mi Hey Zeydan, Mr Berry; Don Antonio, Mr Mills ; The Mufti, Mr Jefferys; Mustapha, ( Captain of the Rabble) Mr Austin ; Merchants, Slaves, Rabble. & c. by the rest of the com- pany. Almeyda, ( Captive Queen of Barbary) Mrs M'George; Johayma, { the Mufti's Wife) Mrs Graham; Morayma, ( the Mufti's Daughter) Miss Hurd. Entertainments of Singing between the Acts; particu- larly between the Play and Farce, a favorite new comic Song, called Mog the Brunette, by Mr Jefferys To which will be added a FARCE, ( never performed here by this Company) called The Intriguing Chambermaid. The Drunken Colonel, Mr Austin; Oldcastle, Mr Jef- ferys; Valentine, Mr Mills; Goodall, Mr Graham.-—— Harriet, Mrs Bogle; Lettice, ( the intriguing Chambermaid) Mrs Roberts. Places for the boxes to be taken at the Theatre every day from ten till orte. Tickets to be had of Mr Jefferys, at Mr Bell's, the Bee- hive, in the Flesh- market; at Mr Brodie's; at Nelly's Coffee- house; New Coffee house, Head of the Side; Mr Carr's, the Rose and Crown, Bigg- market; Mr Atkinson's, Mr Humble's, and Mr Whitfield's, Booksellers; and at T. Saint's printiag- office, pilgrim- street. GENERAL H U E AND CRY. Saturday's and Sunday's Posts. London Gazette Extraordinary. Extract of a letter from the Hon. Vice Admiral Byron to Mr Stephens, Princess Royal of St Lucia the lit) & 9th of January. SIR, [ Duplicate. ] N my letter of the 3oth of November from Rhode Island, I acquainted you for the information of their Lordships, that the ' tended to proceed with in quest ii> of the French squadron, had been put in the best condition which circumstances would admit of, and were then ready to sail. Several at- tempts were made to get out of the harbour, but the pre- vailing winds were unfavorable, and at times it blew with such violence that most of the ships parted theii cables and, lost anchors, and tome of them narrowly escaped being wrecked. These accidents prevented the squadron from sailing until the 14th of December, when I put to sea with the ships named in the margin*, and anchored here yester- dav morning with all of them except the Fame and Dia- mond, the former of which was dismasted the 18th in a hard gale of wind at south, attended with an uncommon high and confused fea, in which all the ships rolled and pitched - exceedingly, and sustained considerable damage, particular- ly the Trident, whose mainmast is sprung so dangerously in four places that it will only bear a jury topmast. The Diamond was seen with the Fame after She lost her masts, and not being arrived; I presume Captain Colby is follow- ing me, and has kept the frigate with him. I refer your Lordships to Rear Admiral Barrington for an account of the French squadron's proceedings at this place, from whence it seems Mons. D'Estaing withdrew his troops and ships the i » th of last month. I have dispatched some frigates and small vessels to Martinico to reconnoitre Fort Royal, and bring intelligence whether his squadron is in that harbour; in the mean time we are using every pos- sible exertion to get out ships supplied with wood and water, and their masts and rigging put in some condition for service. pth January. The frigates and small vessels that were sent to reconnoitre, returned last evening with accounts of Mons. D'Estaing being at Fort Royal with his whole force. He has at least ten large frigates at Martinico, several of which are sheathed with copper and sail remarkably well, which has induced me to send orders for the Carysfort,. Maidstone and Ariel, belonging to the American squadron, to join- me from Antigua, where they are refitting. The Diamond anchored here last night, having parted company with the Fame in a gale of wind the 15th of last month, about so leagues n. E. of Bermudas; she had then got jury masts nearly fitted, and was making the best of her way to Barbadoes. I am, & c. J. BYRON. * Princess Royal, Royal Oak, Conqueror, Fame, Graf- tan, Cornwal, Sultan, Albion, Monmouth, Trident, Diamond, and Star sloop. Extract of a letter from Admiral Byron ts Mr Stephens, Prin- cess Royal in Gros Islet Bay, Si Lucia, Feb. 4, 1779. IWrote to you the 7th of last month by the Weasel sloop, sent from hence with accounts of the proceedings of the army and squadron, and of the reduction of St Lucia, but that vessel had the misfortune to be taken on the 13th, off St Eustatia, by the French frigate the Boudeuse, after a chace of 9 hours, and carried into Guadaloupe, of which I oniy got advice yesterday; and as it may be ef importance to his Majesty's service for Administration to be informed of the state of affairs in these parts, the Pearl will proceed immediately with duplicates of her dispatches. Monsieur D'Estaing, with his squadron, still remains in Fort Royal harbour. He came out the nth of January • with 16 sail, and stretched over towards St Lucia; at day- light next morning I got under way from the Cul de Sac, with 13 sail of the line and three frigates, and stood for the French squadron, under a press of sail, in a line of battle » head, but Mons. D'Estaing no sooner discovered out force than he tacked, and made the best of his way to re- gain the harbour, which he accomplished before it was pos- sible to bring any of his ships to action. His precipitate retreat makes it difficult to account for his conduct in com- ing out with so considerable a force, unless we could sup- pose him unacquainted with my having joined Rear Admi- ral Barrington, and that he intended another attack upon this island; the only thing against such a belief is the great reason we have to think him well informed of what passes at St Lucia. Finding it in vain to expert the French squa- dron would give us battle, and their secure situation in Fort Royal harbour not admitting of their being compelled to it, I did not chuse to run the hazard of being drove to leeward by the current, which would have happened had it fell little wind, therefore after having stood close in with Fort Royal, I took the advantage of a fresh breeze which then prevailed, and that evening brought the squadron to an anchor in this bay, which being between three and four leagues to windward of the Grand Cul de Sac, enables us with more convenience to watch the motions of the French, and gives a better chance of cutting off the reinforcement they expect under Mons. Treville, should it come round the fouth end of Martinique. The Pomona frigate arrived here the id instant, and at Barbadoes the of last month, having made the passage to that island in 16 days from Spithead. Captain Walde- grave fell in with and took an American privateer of 10 guns, called the Cumberland, about ten leagues to wind- ward of Barbadoes, after a chace of several hours. She had been but a short time from Boston, and had only taken a transport from Newfoundland, with some recruits for the Nova Scotia Volunteers; which transport was dismasted 011 the coast of America, and the Venus retook her with all the recruits close in with Martinique. The Cumberland is is a new ship, and sails Very fast; she was commanded by a Mr Manley, the same person who commanded the frigate called the Hancock, when she was taken. J. BYRON. Extras of a letter from the Hon. Vice Admiral Byron to mr Stephens. Princess Rnyal in Gros Islet- Bay, Feb. 5. AS found it necessary to take the Prince of Wales and all the ships of the line with me to meet M. D'Estaing upon his coming out of Fort Royal harbour, Rear Admiral Barrington ( who had shifted his flag to the Isis) expressed a desire to return to the Prince of Wales, and act with me rather than remain at the Cul de Sac; I granted his request, and must acknowledge myself very unhappy at being so circumstanced as to be under an indispenlible necessity of interfering with a command intruded to an officer, who has done his duty with singular advantage to his country, and much honor to himself. I am, & c. J. BYRON. [ This Gazette also contains the dispatches from General Grant and Admiral Barrington, relative to the taking of St Lucia; which only differ in the following particulars from our account publifhed the 17th of February.—" The 15th, D'Estaing landed about 9000 men, which had been collected from the French islands, with an intention ta take possession of Barbadoes, Grenada, and St Vincent. In short, according to our information from French reports, every British settlement in the West Indies. They had 400 men killed upon the spot, 5oo dangerously wounded, so as to render thrm unfit for fervice, and 600 slightly wounded. This is their own account. They were permitted to bury the dead, and carry off the wounded. M. D'Estaing is by agreement to account for them as prisoners of war.— We had only 10 men killed, and 130 wounded; some of them have already joined their corps, and our loss upon the whole will be under Jo: Also confumiris; the taking of the Lyon, of 40 guns, and 116 men, from Virginia to L'Orient with upwards 13oohhds of tobacco, after a vigorous engagement, by the Maidstone, and carried into Antigua; and of the taking ot the Bunker Hill privateer, of 18 carriage and 8 swivel guns, which came into the fleet through mistake. Total killed and wounded at the taking of St Lucia : » Serjeants, 11 rank and file killed. 1 Captains, 5 Subal- terns, j Serjeants, x Drummers, 136 rankand filewounded. 1 Captain, I Subaltern, < S rank and file milling. Rank and names of Officers killed wounded, and missing. 18th Company. Capt. Daly, Light Infantry, Capt. Hay. Grenadiers, wounded.— 35th ditto. Lieut. Williams, Grenadiers, wounded.— 40th ditto. Lieut. Forbes, Gre- nadiers, wounded.— 4< 5th ditto. Lieut. Gomme, Grena- diers, wounded— jth regiment. Lieut. Harris wounded, 5th company. Lieut. Poatt, Grenadiers, wounded.—— 55th company. Capt. Downing, Lieut. Warren, Light Infantry, missing. " Total of stores taken: Guns 59, Round Shot 5766, Langredge ditto 407, Cartridges 1899, Powder corned, ( whole barrels) » OB, Musquets 333, Musquet Cartridges filled with ball 18100, Musquet Ball, icwt. xqrs. LONDON, March 24. Extract 0f a letter from Newport, Rhode Island, Feb. 3. " On Sunday the refugees went 0n an expedition about xo miles up the river, where they landed and brought off 100 sheep, 10 head of cattle, and a sloop laden with grain, all which they brought in here before 11 o'clock on Mon- , day forenoon, without having sustained any lots. Another expedition is going off this evening. " The produce of the captures made by the refugees, a- mounts already to 1500I. sterling. Twelve and an half per cent, is funded to fit out those who may join them, and succour such as need assistance. , " It is expect id that numbers of the refugees from New York will speedily assimulate with their brethren here, who have every support they could wish from the officers of his Majesty's army and navy; and sucH as have been on the three expeditions will not share less than 4ol. sterl. per man." New York, Feb. 17. The people daily grow more and more dissaffected to the Congress's alliance with a Popish King, and their disgust has greatly encreased since the pub- lication of a resolution of that body, published in our last Gazette, which implies the most abject dependence upon the will and pleasure of their great & good ally, Lotus XVI. A large Norway vessel, hithetto employed in bringing over timber for the use of the King's yards, is purchased by government, to be fitted as a hulk for the convicts, into which they are to be removed from the Justitia. All officers, belonging to the militia and th « army, have had orders to join their respective regiments before the fird of next month. This order was issued in consequence of intelligence being received that Marshal Broglio has directed his quarter masters general to mark out encampments, as he means to take the field in April, if the weather permits. Portsmouth, March 13. Arrived De Duforce, from Gua- daloupe, with sugar, coffee, cotton, See. valued at 15. oool. taken by the Enterprize privateer, of London, Capt. Eden. LONDON, March 25. Gen. Munro, the present active and successful Comman- der in Chief in india, after many severe campaigns in In- dia, returned to Europe in the year 1766, with a fortune of near 8o, oool. but being of an open, generous, and be- nevolent disposition, in a few years he found it necessary, upon an invitation from the company, to return to India, where he was appointed Commander in Chief of the forces- at Bengal: He commanded at the battle of Buxar, which was fought on the 13d of Oi£ to" ber, 1764, against the King and Vizier of Indodan, with an army of 50,000 men; over which he obtained a compleat victory, after killing 6ooo of the enemy, taking the whole camp standing, and 15o pieces of cannon. His terms of capitulation granted to the commander of Pondicherry, still shew that heroicism and humanity are inseparable companions, in the cha- racter of a brave and generous mind. A letter from an officer, dated camp near Pondicherry, fays, " The Nahob of Arcot has, With permission of the Governor and Council, presented the fleet and army with io lacks of pagodas ( about 125, oool. sterling) for their bravery during the siege." The taking of Pondicherry will operate more powerfully in our favour with the Dutch than either the Spaniards or the French. The Dutch oriental possessons are the chief source of their riches; therefore while we keep our supe- riority in that quarter, we may be sure of meeting with Dutch civility every where else. The next east India imports wilt be the most considera- ble of any brought to Europe for many years. Two expresses wete received yesterday at the Spanish Embassador's within a few hours of each other, one of which it is known came from Paris. L. North has long had the character of being a profound statesman, and a very able financier but on Wednesday shewed himself entitled to farther praise, that of being one of the best orators of the age. In his reply to Messrs Fox and Burke, who were each wonderfully ingenious in their different provinces, he displayed all the various talents which constitute classic eloquence. He was as argumenta- tive as the first of these great orators, and as subtle, as vo- luble, as sarcastic, and as wittty as the last, keeping the House, after a clear refutation of the reasoning which had been advanced, in a continual roar, with a succession of applicable humour and well pointed satire. He ridiculed, with great pleasantry Mr Fox's declaration, that he should offer no more motions in retail, but meant to hash up all he had already made into one dish, and serve them up to the House in the gross after the holidays. The Ville Franche, from Port au Prince to Nantz, richly loaden, is taken by a Bristol privateer. This makes 30 taken out ot that fleet, which consisted of 59 fail- Sir Hugh Palliser's trial is fixed for the 16th of April. Bon Mot.— Two Farmers near Acton being speaking of the late rain, one of them said, " Thank heaven! this will make every thing peep out of ihe ground."—" God forbid ( said the other), for I buried my wife but a fortnight ago." Durham, 14 March, 1779. NOTICE to next of K I N. " JOhn Harrison commonly called John Stephenson, was horn in Langley Lordship, in tne parish of Lan- chester, and lived in the service of Farmers, and was otherwise employed in husbandry business in that parish, in the neighbourhood of West Rainton, Hart, and Elwick, and elsewhere in this county, till his death. He was gene- rally reputed to have been the bastard son of —— Stephen- fon, formerly a Steward to the owners of Langley; but it is now supposed that his legitimate father was one Harri- son, who is said to have served an apprenticeship to a Butcher, and to have carried on that business for a short time in Durham, that his mother's name was Robinson, and that she was born in or near Fishburn. This John Harrison or Stephenson died at Whinney- House, near Lanchester, on the eighth day of February last, aged upwards of sixty years, a batchelor intestate; and his next of kin, if any, will be informed of something very advantageous to them, by applying to Mr Wood, Proctor in Durham, before Thursday the 15th day of April next. To be LET, And entered on for a term of years, Very good Dwelling- House, situate at Bur- ton, in Bishopdale, in the North Riding of York- shire, which has been some years ago a well accustomed Inn, with an extraordinary Cellar, arid a large Garden ad- joining thereto; together with a large Malt Kiln in good repair, with Chambers, Cinder Houses, Cisterns, and a good Pump close by the same; together also with Stables, Cart- House, and other out- offices belonging; with all aud every the Utensils for carrying on a large Malting trade, to be let, either with or without a suitable quantity of meadow ground and pasturing on a large common ad- joining the fame. The same to be let and entered on at Old May- day. For further particulars, may apply to Robert Simpson, the owner, who will treat with and On* the same. TURNPIKE ROAD from DURHAM to TYNE BRIDGE. THE next Meeting of the Trustees of this Road is appointed to be held at the house of Mr Ma- thew's, in Chester- le- street, < m Thursday the 1 J/ » day of April next, at the hour of eleven in the forenoon, upon business relate ing the said Road. SMITH BURKE, Clerk. 14th March, 1779. TURNPIKE ROAD from Stockton upon Tees to Barnardcastle. THE next Meeting of the Trustees of this Road is appointed to be held at the house of Richard Thompson, the Posthouse, in Darlington, on Monday the ixth day •/ April instant, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, - when the Trustees, then assembled, " will proceed to elect, nominate, and appoint one or more fit person or persons living - within the county of Durham, qualified to act as Trustees, according to the directions of the se- veral acts of parliament made for repairing the said Road, in the room and place of such Trustees as are now dead, removed, or refuse tt act: And all Persons - who took to farm the several Gates upon the said Road, at the last Meeting, are hereby re- quired, personally to attend fuch Meeting - with their respective sureties, in order to sign counter parts of the Leases of the said Gates, and enter into proper securities for the due performance of the same. By Order of the Trustees, RA. TUNSTALL, clerk. TURNPIKE MEETINGS. NOTICE is hereby GIVEN, THAT the next Meeting of the Trustees of the Turnpike Road leading from Gateshead up the South side of Tyne, to join the Hexham Road, at Dilston Bar, ij ordered to be held at Loftus's, in Newcastle, on Monday the sth day of April injlant, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, upon special affairs rela- ting to the said Road. By Order, WILL. HUNTER, Clerk. N. B. A Surveyor is - wanted for the said Road. Any person then offering, and coming well recommcmled, - will be treated with. NOTICE is also hereby GIVEN, That the next Meeting of the Trustees of the Turnpike Road leading from Hexham to Alston, - will be held at the Golden Lion, in Hexham, on Tuesday the 6th day of April injlant, at eleven o'clock in forenoon, upon special affairs relating to the faid Road. By Order, WILL. HUNTER, Clerk. TURNPIKE ROAD from Boroughbridge to Durham. THE next Meeting of the Trustees of this Road, is appointed to be held at the House of Richard Thompson, the Posthouse, in Darlington, on Monday the twelfth day of April instant, at eleven o'clock in the forenopn, when the Trustees then assembled, will proceed to elect, nominate, and ap- point one or more fit person or persons living within the counties of York and Durham, qualified to act as Trustees, according to the directions of the several ABs of Parliament made for repairing the faid Road, in the room and place of such Trustees as are now dead, removed, or refuse to act. And all persons who took to farm the several Gales upon the said Road, are hereby required I personally to attend such Meeting with lltrir respective sureties, 1 in order to sign counterparts of the leases Of the said Gates, anil enter into proper securities for the due performance of the fame. By Order of the Trudees, JAMES ALLAN, ^ j CMu GEORGE ALLAN, TURNPIKE ROAD from Darlington to West Auckland. THE next Meeting of the Trustees of this Road, is appointed to be held at the house of Richard Thompfon, tie Posthouse, Darlington, on Monday the twelfth day of April instant at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, - when the Trujlees, then assembled, will proceed to eleB, nominate, and appoint one or more fit person or persons living within the county of Durham, qualified to act as Trustees, according to the directions of the se- veral Acts of Parliament made for repairing the said Road, in the room and place of fuch TrufieeS as are now dead, removed, or refuse io act: And alt perfons who took to, form the several Gates upon the said Road at the laft Meeting, are hereby re- quired, personally to attend Jaci Meeting with their respective sureties, in order to sign counterparts of the leafes of the faid Gales, and enter into proper fecurities for the due performance of the same-, at the same time, the tolls arising at Denton lane Gate > will be then let by auBion to the best bidder, for the term of three years, ' to commence on the first day of May next, in man- ner directed by the Act passed in the thirteenth year of his present Majesty's reign, which said Gate was let the last year at the neat rent of one hundred and forty- five pounds. by Order of the Trustees, GEORGE ALLAN, Clerk. To be SOLD to the highest Bidder, At the houfe of Mr John Shaw, the sign of the Golden Lion, in Durham, on Monday the sth day of April instant, between the hours of three and fix o'clock in the afternoon, in the fol- lowing Lots, or in fuch other manner as shall be agreed upon I at the time of fale, ' Lot Farm of Land, lying and being at East ! r. t\ Rainton in the county of Durham, held by | Lease under the Dean and Chapter of Durham, for 11 | years, now in the possession of Mr Michael Watson, who j will shew the premises. I LOT x. Two Dwelling Houses with several back build- : ings, and conveniences, situate, standing and being in Sadler Street, in the city of Durham, ( held by leafe under the Dean and Chapter of Durham, for 40 years) now in the feveral occupations of Mr Abraham Cooper, William Clarke, and others. LOT 3. A Freehold Field or Clofe, lying at the head of Framwellgate, near the city of Durham, now in the pos- session of Robert Lamb, Carrier. I L OT 4. A Freehold Dwelling House situate in Framwell- ' gate aforefaid, now in the possession of Alice Stephenson. j LOT J- Four Fields or Closes, situate and being in the Chapel of St Margaret's, in Durham, and now in the seve- ral possessons of Mr Richard Hopper, Mr Hendry Hopper, Thomas Salkeld, and Robert Wilkinson. For further particulars, enquire* at Mr Hopper's office, at Durham. To be LET and entered on at May- day next, Dwelling- Houfe, consisting of a Kitchen, t\ Parlour, two Bedchambers, a Pantry, and other conveniencies, with a good Kitchen Garden.— Also three other spacious apartments adjoining, with a Water- wheel lately used as a refining Mill, and for the purpose of manu- facturing lead shot, which may be very properly applied to other manufactories; all which premises are at present occupied by Mr Joseph Grey, and are pleasantly and com- modiously situated near the river Tyne, and only one mile distant from Newcadle. For particulars, enquire of Mr Thomas Simpson, West- gate- street, Newcastle. ( N. B. This will be no more advertised.) To be SOLD immediately, without reserve, AMost commodious Freehold Estate, situate at Hurst, in the county of Northumberland, consisting of a large Mansion- house, beautifully situated, tower fashion, of 10 rooms, which commands a very picturesque View of the sea and coast for many miles: There is every useful and necessary Out- office; a Draw Well of good water; Stablings, Barns, feeding Folds, Loftings and Granarys; a large walled Garden, and a well stocked Dove- houfe: There are about t4o acres of Grounds, which are in excellent condition and cultivation, and most conveni- ently laid out around the house on the south, east, and weft, which are ufed as the best dry feeding for oxen, & c. & c. There is good Water in all the Grounds, which are thoroughly fenced with quicks and walls: Coal and Free- done throughout the Estate. Hur ft lies to the eatt of the great market town of Morpeth about four miles, and about two miles from the fea at Newbiggin, where large quanti- ties of Sea- weed may be procured at a reasonable rate for the improvement of the Estate, and raw Limestones are carried up the river Wansbeck to the distance of a short mile of the Grounds. Mr Thomas Sharp, the present occupier, will shew the estate to any enquirers; and for further particulars, apply to Job Bulman, Esq; at Sheepwash House, who will also treat with any gentleman relative to the sale. N. B. In order to accommodate the purchaser, half of the purchase money at least, if desired, may be rested with him. Sheepwash, 03. 30, 1778. to be LET, And entered to 16th May next, on a Lease of fourteen Tears, THE Farms of Easter and Wester Greenrigg, in the parish of Swinton, and county of Berwick. easter Greenrigg consisting of . — an Eng. acres Wester Greenrigg — — 14$ Total free of Roads, Fences & Houfe Steads 3$ 7 Thefe Farms are all inclosed and subdivided, and will either be fet separately or together. The Ground is of good quality, and in good culture, calculated for Wheat, Barley, Oats, and Turnips. Proper fervants are hired for the Farm, which if set will go to the tenant who may also have the Stock and Crop at a valuation. Robert Ainslie, at Berrywell, near Dunse will set the Farms, and Patrick Cockburn Grieve, 011 the Farm, will shew the Grounds. RANTHOs Own Brother to PUMPKIN, MAIDEN, & c. WILL Cover this Season, at Kirkleatham Park, at Five Guineas a Mare, and Five Shillings to the Groom. The money to be paid upon taking the Mares away. N. B. Good Grass for Mares, and proper care taken of them. INFIDEL wILL Cover Mares this Season at Cresswell, at three guineas a Mare, and five shillings to the Groom. Infidel was got by Turk, and out of the dam of Miss Nightingale. Good Grass, Hay, and Com, and every possible care taken. The money to be paid to John Coates at the time of covering, or when the Mares are taken away. ' To COVER this SEASON, In new Elvet, Durham, at One Guinea a Mare, PLATO, ABeautiful Bay Horse, fifteen hands two In- ches high, remarkable strong, the property of Wil- liam and Robert Reevely. He was got by Mr Croft's Bril- liant, fon of Old Cade, out of own filler to the Duke of Ancaster's Blank, son of the Godolphin Arabian. He will be shewn at Newcastle on Easter Eve, and every Tuefday afterwards during the season, the rest of the west at Durham. He is allowed to be as fine 4 goer as any in England. To COVER this SEASON, At Morpeth, in Northumberland, at give Guineas a Mirf and Half a Crown the Groom, BLEMISH, GOT by Omar, his dam by Lightfoot, and ( he was out of Cripple's sister; she was got by the Godolphin Arabian, her dam by Old Crab, her grandam by Childers, tier great grand, im by Grantham, out of tht famous Miss Belvoir.— Omar was got by the Godolphin Arabian, his dam by Lath, out of a bald Galloway Mare, called Roxana.— Lightfoot Was got by Old Cade, out of. a Bay Bolton Mare, known by the name of th< ByWy Mare; which mare was own filler to whitefoot and Wry- foot ; Lightfoot's dam was out of the dartr of Old Pinner. — As for blemish's performances, they are fd well known to the Gentlemen of thi Turf, as render it unnecessary t6 mention tbem here. On Thursday, April rtt, was published, Ornamented with a new and beautiful frontispiece, design- ed by Barry, and engraved by Collyer. With EIGHT Maps, Views, aud other Copper- plates. The First Volume of a New Edition of THE Universal History Ancient and Modern. with the Histories of England, Scotland, and Ire- land ; and other considerable improvements; which will render this work a complete body of history," from the ear- liest accounts to the present time. Printed for G. ROBINSON, No. ts, Paternoster- Row; C. Bathurst, J. F. and C. Rivington, A. Hamilton, T. Payne, T. Longman, S. Crowdcr, B. Kaw, T. Becket, J. Robson, T. Cadell, J. and T. Bowles, S. Bladon, J. Murray, and W. Fox. Of whpm Proposals at large may be had. CONDITIONS. t. This work, as near as can be computed, will consist of Fifty Volumes, elegantly printed in octavo, exclusive Of additions, which will not exceed four volumes — Tht price of each volume will be Five Shillings in boards j. The first Volume will be published on Thursday, April 1, 1779, and a volume every succeeding month, without in- terruption, till the whole is completed— 4. 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The Ancient History treats of empires and nations which now no longer exist.— They have been traced from their beginning to their extinction. Arts, sciences, laws, aud letters, perished with them, and along interval of darkness and barbarism enfued. Mighty and unforeseen revolutions took place in every part of the known world; a number of savage nations, and r vage conquerors, appeared upon the scene. Their different migrations, contests, aud esta- blishments produced such political commotions as over- whelmed, or entirely altered, the ancient institutions, laws, languages, customs, manners, and police. New kingdoms, and dates were formed. The annals of thefe kingdoms and date constitute Modern History. But, auspicious to literature, and great as wis the project of compiling the univerfal History, a variety of imperfections was unavoidable in the execution of this arduous and ex- tensive undertaking. One remarkable deficiency in the former Edition is, that it contained no History af England, Scotland, or Ireland. In the present, this palpable defect is to be supplied, by histories founded on the impartial and authentic testimonies of each nation. It is also proposed to methodize the plan; complete the parts that were left imperfect; correct inaccuracies; im- prove the style; and thus render the work a system of his- tory, hitherto unequalled inextent of useful information aud agreeable entertainment. HIS Evening the ceremony of the christening of the Young Prince was performed in the Great Council Chamber by his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. His Royal Highness was named Octavius. The King has been pleased to grant the Dignity of a Ba- ronet of Great Britain, unto Thomas Rumbold, ( Governor of Madras) of Woodhall in the county of Hertford, Efq; and to his Heirs Male.— And to confer the honour of the Most Hon. Order of the Bath upon Hector Munro, Esq; Major- General of his Majesty's forces in the East Indies. ( Gazette.) Arrived the Mails from Holland and Flanders. Madrid, Feb. ij. We have at last some hopes of know- ing soon the real destination of our armaments. The itth ind. six ships of the line sailed from Cadiz- roads, having troops on board, and provilions for fix months. They are bound to the Havannah, thence to Florida, and if occasion requires, to Louisiana: the rest of the squadron has received orders to hold themselves in readiness. Five frigates have been sent from Carthagena to Ferrol, having on board a great number of sailors, to complete our armament there. Paris, March 16. Since we learned that the French fquadron had failed from the bay of Fort Royal, we have received no intelligence of its further operations. This silence makes it presumed, that nothing interesting has pas- sed in those parts, and that the squadrons keep respectively Ou the defensive — Government proposfe to open a new loan of forty millions in annuities, at ten per cent. Paris, March 18. The famous Mademoiselle d'Eon is at Versailles, and continually soliciting to resume man's apparel, and even wrote to the Ministers to desire to be employed in her former station as a Captain of Dragoons; or at least, as there is no land war, to be permitted to serve as a volunteer in the fleet under Count d'Orvilliers. Hague, March 16. The city of Amsterdam has entreated the Prince Stadtholder to use his good offices to bring the Other towns to confent to the granting the request of the Court of France, relative to the convoys, but the Prince anfwered coldly, " that he fhould not meddle at all in the affair, but leave it to he decided by the States." LONDON, March 26. Two gentlemen of Bristol have received letters from the Mediterranean, which corroborate the reports that the French mean to invest Minorca. These letters fay, a con- siderable embarkation of troops was going on at Toulon, and that Gen . Murray being apprised of it, had removed ihe women and children out of the garrison. The States of Holland have now at the mouth or the Texel three ships of the line and four frigates, intended to convoy a fleet of merchantmen. A messenger is arrived from Sir Josfeph Yorke at; the Hague, with advice that three large ships are sailed from Holland, entirely laden with cannon, field- pieces, mortars, Cannon balls, gunpowder, and other military stores, for Boston. In consequence of this intelligence, orders were yesterday sail from the Admiralty to Plymouth, for two frigates to sail immediately to intercept the Dutchmen. It is now mentioned, as a Government resolution, that the Princess Royal will be Queen of Sweden. A letter from New York says, " Numbers of the New York privateers have been partly manned with deserters from Mr Washington's army: they have, by the best ac- counts, come lit iu such droves, that General Clinton thought he could not dispose of them better, than by dis- persing a proper number in each privateer." The English were never so powerful in India as at pre- sent, the French being totally annihilated by the late for- tunate event, the reduction of Pondicherry; and while the present amity subsists between the company and the Princes of the country, the former have neither any European ri- val, or Asiatic foe, to be afraid of. A Spanish nobleman of distinction is arrived incog, at the Spanilh ambassador's from Madrid, last from the court cf Versailles. His stay in London will be but a few days. Ms dispatches are faid to be of the lst importance. The grand fleet preparing for sea, will consist of 4* fail RICHARD and HANNAH GRAHAM, Late at the King's Arms, Dumfries, REturn their grateful acknowledgments to the public in general, for the many singular favours conferred on them; and beg Leave to inform them, that they have now entered to the King's Arms Inn, at Annan; where every thing in their power will be done to render the entertainment and accommodation of their friends agreeable; and hope for a continuance of their favours. N. B. Neat Post Chaises on the shortest notice. NEWCASTLE POST COACH, In THREE DAYS, The direct Post Road by Weatherby, which is seven miles nearer than by way of York, SETS out from Mr Jaques's, the George and Blue Boar, in Holborn, London, and from Mr Nel- son's, the Bull and Post- boy, in Newcastle, every day, ( Sundays excepted) carries six inside passengers,' each fo pay as under, and outside passengers to pay half price; 141b. of luggage is allowed to each passenger, and all above to pay 4| d per pound, or in poportion to the miles they go. The proprietors will not be accountable for money, plate, jewels, or watches, upon any consideration whatsoever; or for any other parcel above the value of ijl. The value of of each parcel to be specified at the time of delivery. I. s. i. From Newcastle to London — 160 From Durham to ditto — 1 » 3 From Darlington to ditto —- t 17 9 From Northallerton to ditto — 1 13 9 From Boroughbridge to ditto — 19 From Weatherby to ditto — t 6 o To fe LET and entered upon at May- day next, THE Mansion- house and Gardens, with two Meadow Fields, containing fifteen acres or there- abouts, pleasantly situate at Higham Dikes, in the parish of Ponteland, suitable for a Gentleman's family.— Further particulars may be had of Robert Liddell, Broad Chair, Newcastle. To be SOLD, by AUCTION, By JOSEPH CURRY, AUCTIONEER, At the Vicarage- House, Ponteland, HOushoId Furniture.— The sale to begin on Monday the 5th day April ensuing, in the forenoon- Likewise to be SOLD, An easy Post- Chaise, and Stack of good Hay. To be SOLD by private Contract, together or separate, TWO Copyhold Houses, situate in Chester- le- street, in the county of Durham ; the one in the pos- session of Mrs Jane Maddison, containing seven fire- rooms, a liable, garden, and large yard, with several convenien- ces. The other in the possession of John Parkinson, con- taining four fire- rooms, stable, & c. Mrs Maddison will shew the premises. Apply to Mr Salkeld, of Cheder, who will fell the fame. of the line in four divisions, eight frigates, and several large sloops of war, amongrt which will be three ships of 100, and six of 90 guns. The crew of the Kite cutter have shared since the com- mencement of hostilities, upwards of 900I. per man. Prince William Henry, the King's third son, is to go Out with Sir Charles Hardy. LONDON, March 27. Letters from Madrid mention, that the Court of Admi- ralty there had ordered the maritime provinces to raise la, 000 seamen, to man the squadrons now fitting out. A gentleman, arrived from Cadiz, gives the following as the exact number of the ships of war in Spain, which are now ready for sea; at Ferrol, 16; Cadiz, ix; Carthagena, 8; Almcant, e; Malaga, 6; in all 48 of the line. Four hundred and fifty men are draughted from the Ar- tillery to serve in America. The master of a St Domingo man, taken by the Hero priva' teer, of Guernsey, says, that in passing the gulph of Florida, two English frigates fell in with them and took 1 j, which were all they could man; the rest of the fleet escaped. Several gentlemen very well acquainted with the progre of the war in America, and with the present date of affairs efs airs ' To be SOLD by AUCTION to the bejl Bidder, At the house of Mr James Martin, Innkeeper, in Sunderland, near the Sea, upon Tuesday the 6th day of April, 1779, be- tween the hours of three and six in the afternoon, ( subject to such conditions of sale as shall then end there he produced) the premises hereinafter mentioned in the following lots, { viz. J Lot TWO Closes of Land, called or known by thename of Whitburn Moors, containing' 15 acres or thereabouts, situate within the township of Whitburn, and in the occupation of John French. Lot 1. Eleven Closes of Land, consisting of 11J acres or thereabouts, together with two Houses, an Orchard, and other conveniences lying within the township of Cleadon, and in the possession ot the said John French. The above premses are Copyhold of inheritance. TM tenant will shew the same; anil further particulars may be had by applying to Mr Darnton, at Burnegill, near Dur- ham ; or Mr Burke, io Durham. To be SOLD, At Ellingham, near Alnwick, in the county of Northumberland, between five and six miles from the Sea, SEVEN Hundred and sixty Oak Trees.— For farther particulars, enquire of Mr James Yourens of Ellingham, who will shew the same. O A K WOOD. To be SOLD, in two LOTS, to the best Bidder, At the house of Mr James Trotter, known by the sign of the Black House, in Pilgrim- street, Newcastle, on Tuesday the 10th day of April, 1779, between the hours if two and four in the afternoon, I. OT ONE Hundred and forty- three Trees, and f. V_/ seven Cyphers, growing in the High Wood, at North Yardhope, in the parish of Holy Stone, in the coun- ty of Northumberland. N. B. These Trees are very fit for Ship Building. LOT 1. Eight Hundred and eight Trees, and two Hun- dred and eighty Cyphers, growing in the Low Wood, at North Yardhope aforesaid.— Richard Ruthorford, at North Yardhope, will shew the Wood ; and for further informa- tion, apply to Mr R. Wilkinson, Pilgrim- atreet, Newcastle To be LET and entered upon at May- day next, AVery convenient House, pleasantly situated at West Jesmond, about one mile from Newcastle, con- sisting of three parlours, a servant's hall, two kitchens, with pantries and other necessary conveniences, seven bed- chambers, a garden, stables for nine horsees, granary, cow- house, and other out- buildings. Any quantity of Land, from five acres to sixteen acres o^ more, ( adjoining the Hous) may be had therewith.— Enquire of John BlenkinsOp Coulson, at East Jesmond. To be SOLD by AUCTION to the best Bidder, At the house of Mr William Loftus, ( the White Hart) hi new- castle upon Tyne, on Monday the sth day of April, 1779, be- tween the hours tf four and seven in the afternoon, subject to such conditionS of sale as shall then he produced, [ if not previ- ' oujly disposed of by private contract of - which timely notice * will be given) ALL thofe Freehold Messuages or Tenements, with the Shops and other conveniences thereto be- longing, situated at the Head of the Side, in Newcastle aforesaid, now in the several possessions of Mr William Smith, Surgeon, and Mr Robert Harrison, Baker. And also all that Freehold Messuage or Tenement, with the ap- purtenances, known by the sign of the Flying Horse, now in the possession of Mr Simpson; together with another Freehold Messuage or Tenement, now in the several possessions of Robert Grey, Ralph Liddell, and others— Further parti- culars may be had upon application to Mr Burke, in Durham. to be SOLD, AN improveable Freehold Estate, with the appurtenances, situate at Hewthwate, near Cocker- mouth, in the county of Cumberland, confiding of 66 acres or thereabouts, together with IOJ Oak Trees, 11 Asps, jo Ashes, and 50 Alder and Birch Trees, and 60 Cyphers, all marked and numbered. The faid estate has Common of pasture and turbary on the Common Called the Hay, and pays three shillings yearly, being part of the prescription in lieu of all manner of tithes of the HeWthwate Demesne. Alfo a parcel of Wood Land, at Woodhall, near Cocker- mouth aforesaid, consisting of six and three quarters acres or thereabouts, together with 1038 Oak Trees, and n 31 Cyphers, 4t7 Allies, and 414 Cyphers, 9 Elms, and 6 Birche-, all marked and numbered. The last mentioned parcel of Ground has Common of pasture And turbary on Bridekirk Common, and is tithe ft'ee. Mr John Lucock, of Cockermouth, will shew the pre- mises; and all persons who may wish to purchase the same, together or in parcels, are desired to apply in writing to William Hamilton, Esq; Lincoln's Inn Fields; or to Robert Mylne, Esq; Arundel- street, London. To be SOLD immediately, AFreehold Estate, called Neasham Abbey, in tfie county of Durham, situate upon the banks of the river Tees, and within four miles of Darlington, con- taining about 110 acres of rich arable, meadow, and pasture ground, and now in th< possession of John Byers as tenant thereof, who holds the same for three years from May 1778. The above Estate pays a small modus in lieu of all tithes— The tenant will shew the premises. Also to be Sold, a Dwelling- houfe, three Stables, and a large Yard, situate in the Postern, in Newcastle, and how in the possession of Mr Brewster, Coachmaker, and others. Also, a House in Grindon- chair, on the Quay- side, Newcadle, consisting of ten rooms, with a brew- house, brewing utensils in the cellar, and other conveniences, in the possession of Robert Veatch and others; and which houfe has many years been used as a public house, and known by the sign of the Rose. Also to be LET, and entered upon at May- day next, A Capital Dwelting- house, with a Coach- house, Stabling, and other convenient Offices for a Family, situate at the lower end of Westgate- flreet, in Newcaftle, late in the oc- cupatioB of Ralph William Grey. jun. Esq. For particulars, apply to Mr French, Attorney at Law, in Newcastle upon Tyne. T' there, calculate that during the years 1775, 6, 7, and 8, the Americans lost in commerce, in manufactures, in their agriculture, in the destruction of their country, and in the present amount of their public debt no less a sum than ? o millions sterling, which is fully equal to what the whole continent, and all the wealth in it would have sold for, had such a sale been possible. The Bridgewater East Indiaman, Capt. Parker, is safe arrived in the Downs from Bencoolen. This is the last ship except the Valentine which is to arrive this season, and ( be is hourly expected. The St Andero de Leona, a Spanish ship, from London to Cadiz, is taken by an American privateer. No more divorse bills will pass until the legislature has de- termined the penalty to be incurred bv the offending party. To be LET against May- day next, AGenteel New built House, situate in Chester- le- street, containing seven Fire Rooms, with very good Garrets, together with Stable, Granary, a Yard, Garth, arid Garden. A tenant will be accommodated with ten acres of rich meadow Land if required. The above premifes are fit either for a private family, or an Inn.— Enquire of Mr John Hodgfon, at Chefter Brewery. To be SOLD, TWO Freehold Estates called Harelaw and Stand the Lane, situate in the parish of Kirknewton, in the county of Northumberland, consisting Of about 1000 acres of Land. They adjoin each other, and are capable of great improvement. A very small annual modus is payable in lieu of all tithes. John Bennett of Paston will shew the premises.— For particulars, enquire of Mr Davidson, of Newcaftle; or Mr Adams, of Alnwick. To be SOLD by public SALE," Between the hours of three and five in the afternoon, on Thursday the Sth of April, 1779, at the Custom- house Coffee- house, Newcastle, tHE Good Sloop Ann, William A Greenwell, late Master, burthen too tons, a firm strong vessel, six years old, goes well, and well sound, now lying on the South shore Enquire of Samuel Lawton, Wharfinger, or Mr Thomas Ware, North Shields, where Inventories may be seen. To be SOLD to the highest bidder, On Friday the seventh day of May next, between the hours tf three and five of the clock in the afternoon of the same day, at Mr Richard Thompson's, the Post- house in Darlington, ALL that Mansion or Seat House, with the stables, coach house, and other buildings and con- veniences thereunto belonging, with a garden and other the appurtenances adjoining to and occupied with the fame: And alfo three Fields, Closes, or Parcels of Ground, fituate and being at Haughton, in the county of Durham, now in the possession of William Alexander, Efq; and Elizabeth his wife. And alfo all that Messuage, Tenement, or Farmhold, and the Lands and Grounds thereunto belonging, commonly called and known by the name of Redhall Farm, fituate, lying, and being near Haughton aforefaid, arid now in the occupation of Mr William Wetherell.— Subject to the life ( date of the said Mrs Alexander in the whole of the afore- premises: And also subject to such terms and conditions of fale as shall be then and there produced. For further particulars, apply to Mr Terry in Darlington, Mr Burke in Durham, or Mr Sparke in Hexham. This is to give NOTICE, THAT John Flounders of Crathorn, near Yarm, Yorkshire, takes this method of acquainting his friend and the public, that he continues the Bleaching of Linen Cloth to great perfection, and has begun to lay down linens to whiten. All persons who will favour him with their Cloth to Bleach, may depend on its being done after the bed manner, and on the mod reafonable terms. Thofe that favour him with their custom, are defired to few in their names with thread and not with silk. Cloth wiil be taken iri by the following persons : William Anderson, Side, Newcastle; Joaeph Flounders, Butcher, North Shields; Thomas Allison, Weaver, in Cheater- le- street; William Dickinson, Flaxdresser, Durham; Jane Ogden, Sunderland; James Crosby, Easington; Relph, Shopkeeper, Sedgfield; Dorothy Bird, Bishop Auckland; Michael Watson, Staindrop; William Hall, Attorney, Barnardcastle ; William Pearson, Weaver, in Richmond John Cornforth, Mercer, in Bedale ; Ann Flower, North- allerton; John Smith, Grocer, in Thirsk ; Henry Jewett, Flaxdresser, in York; William Marshall, Malton; Andrew Loughhead, in Pickering; George Winn, in Scarbrough ; Jonathan Sanders, in Whitby; Jackson and Sanders, in Guilbrough; arid at his Shops, io Darlington, Stockton, Yarm, and Stokesley, PASTURE FARMS in TIVIOTDALE. 7j fc LET for thirteen Years, Or fuch term as may he agreed on and entered to at tft& May, 1779, HE following Farms, in the parishes of Southdean and Jedburgh. Letham, Uplaw, Wattispindles and Northbank, posses- sed by Thomas Scott. . .. Southdean, Waterside and Burns, possessed by Joseph Davidson. Hyndlee, Rouchoprigg and Jedheads, possessed by Wil- liam Atchison. Ludruther, possessed by Robert Readhead. Mervinslaw, Old Jedburgh Town- head and Rough- hirst, pofleffed by Thomas Oliver. All these are extensive pasture Farms, and have plenty of hay for the use of sheep in a storm, and for wintering cattle. On each of the Farms of Southdean, Hyndlee, and L'i/ 1 ra- ther, exceeding good steadings of houses and Offices have lately been built, the Dwelling- houses are two stairs or floors, having slated roofs, and all the rooms are properly divided, laid with deals, finished with plaister, and fit to accommodate large families. Mervinslaw hath not only large pasture Grounds, but feveral hundred acres of low arable Lands on Jedwater side, part of which is inclosed. The new Turnpike Road is very near the Farm, and goeth to Coal and Lime on the Border, which is within a few miles of it. These Farms will he set as presently bounded, or'they will be divided into smaller Farms as offerers may incline; they are free of tithes of all kinds, and no public burden is paid by the tenant except a trifle of poor rates, half of which are paid by the landlord. The present tenants, or William Rutherford, Gardner, at Heasle- haugh, near Jed- burgh, will shew the Grounds, and the articles of fet will be feen is the hands of Charles Brown, Writer to the Signtt, at Edinburgh; or Robert Ainslie, at Berrywell, near Dunse; to either of whom offers may be made before the 18th April next, and the persons preferred to the sets will be determined at Jedburgh, on Wednesday the iBth April next. Arable and Pasture Farms in Berwickshire. To be LET on a Lease of thirty Years, And entered to x6th May 1780, - with a liberty to the tenant or his heirs to subset, THE whole Farms in the Barronie of Buncle and Pre ft on, lying in the partflies of Coldinghame, Buncle and Preston, along the north side of the water of Whitewater, consisting of about 8000 acres, whereof 5000 arable and meadow. These Lands are presently divided into a number of Farms, which will be joined, divided or altered, so as to make them commodious for the tenant and convenient for inclosing. Marie is found in many places of the Estate, and Lime hath been used with great success. The Land is generally dry, and there are plenty of stones for inclosing; they are free of tithes. The present tenants, or Andrew Jerdon, Gardener, at Redon will shew the Grounds, and the propofed marches of the new Farms, with the quantity of ground m each. They are all free of tithes and other public burdens. The conditions of set of these Farms will be feen in the hands of Mr Charles Brown, Writer to the Signet, at Edin- burgh ; or Robert Ainslie, at Berrywell, near Dunse; to either of whom offers may be made before the tenth of June next, and the perfons preferred to the fets Will be detttmiacd at dunse, on Thursday i4th day of June next. To te SOLD, ALL those Shops, Dwelling- Houses, Ware- Houses, See. with two large Vaults, situated in the Side, and now occupied by Messrs Langlands and Robert- son, Mr Thomas Sanderson and others.— Enquire of the Rev. Mr Hall. ( This will be no more advertised ) OAK WOOD. To be SOLD to the best Bidder, On Thursday the t $ th of April injlant, betwixt three and five in the aftetnoon, at thesign of Match'em, in Bywell, SEveral Thousand Oak Trees, now standing and growing upon the Grounds at Bromley, as the same are now marked and set out, and near to the Turn- pike Road leading down to Gateshead, the greatest part of which are fit for Ship- building. The same will be put up in fuch lots as may be agreed upon at the time of fale; and for farther particulars, in the mean time, enquire of Mr Selby, or John Hall, of Bywell, who will shew the same lots. To be SOLD, ANEW Ship, now on the Stocks, at the Middle Dock, in South Shields, and will be ready to launch in about a month's time, Burthen about eight Keels of Coals, of an easy draught of water.— Enquire of Messrs Banks and Co at the said Dock; or at Mr John Stoddart's Office, on the Quay, Newcastle. SOLD by private Sale, ALL the good Bngantine or Vessel, called the Good Intent, Southampton build, Ralph Hylton, late master, now lying near the High Crane, Newcastle, burthen fix keels and upwards, in good order, being lipped and doubled, and other new work done, to the amount of near 300I. a swift sailer, and a fine fea boat, shifts without bal- last, and exceeding well sound. - For further particulars, apply to Robert Durham of South Shields, or Mr Lancelot Atkinson, sen. Ship and Insurance broker in Newcastle, where Inventories may be seen. HOUSE of COMMONS, March 26. THE order of the day being called for, to go into the Committee cf Supply, Mr David Hartly rose, and de- tained the speaker in the chair, upon a motion to the fol- lowing purport. " That it be an instruction to the Com- mittee, not to grant the sums $ 35,000 and odd pounds, charged in the account of the extraordinaries of the army in America, as it does not appear IO this House, that any vouchers have been produced for the same." He accused the Treasury of secreting the transaction of remitting the said sum in Portugal coin for the use of the provincial troops, if there were any. A long debate follow- ed upon this motion, which was seconded by Col. Barre. Mr Cornwall declared, that by the mode of passing ac- counts at the Exchequer, the army contingencies were not finally adjusted in fifteen or twenty years after it was vo- ted i" t would therefore be unreasonable to expect any vouchers for accounts of expenditures made for the army in America so recently as last year. Some of the accounts of the army extras in the last war were not yet closed. Lord North promised every enquiry should be made in his power for the satisfaction of the honourable Member : as to vouchers for the reasons stated, they could not be produced; he really thought the slow, intricate forms of parting the public accounts at the Exchequer ill suited to the present enlarged concerns of a great empire. In former times, . when it was not fo extensive, the business was much less; for his own part, he had been studying some plan of reformation in this matter for two or three years; but it could not be compassed so readily as might be ima- gined; it was a work of time and leisure. His lordship denied the least intention of secrecy in the transaction be- fore the House It was well known that a corps of provin- cial troops, to the amount of 10,000 men, had been taken into the service of the crown in North Amcrica, and he wished it had been 40,000, as it weakened the enemy. Mr Jenkinson Secretary at war, in former wars, he said, we had allies, and we acted as allies, and the Dutch and Germans undertook the business of paying and remitting money, providing forage, & c. for the army; and they perfectly underftood it, bring oeconomists by nature, lit former times it had been customary for parliament to vote specific sums for the army, and for Ministers to send in- structions to Commanders in Chief not to exceed them. This was done to the great Duke of Marlborough ; but now it was not in the power of the constitution of this country, neither the parliament nor Ministry could con- troul the expenditure of money in the military service. Colonel Barre was very severe on these remarks; if the Dutch were such oeconomists, he wished to God we had not only Dutch Commissaries, but a Dutch Treasurer. He faid he should object fseparately to several articles i n the esti- mate. First, to the charge for provisions, which was e- normous Secondly, to the Governor's bills, the first year of the war they amounted to 17,0ool. the fecond to 25. oool. and the last year to 186, oool. He desired to know how the victualing article happened to be 4oo, oool. for 1777, when the army was much larger, and now < Soo, ocol for a smaller army last year. His third objection was to the Indians. Those copper- coloured gentry had received firft joool. then io, oool. in presents, and in the extras now before the house, this article amounts to x$, oool. Mr Burke was exceedingly warm on the expressions Of the honourable gentleman ( Mr Jenkinson), and he called upon every man Who had voted with the Minister to stand forward and say now that he would support him. Sir Adam Ferguson did not approve of the motion, be- cause he thought it premature, but he saw the necessity of appointing a Committee to consider of some better and shorter method of stating and passing the public accounts. General Conway was of the same opin on, and Mr Hartly was advised to withdraw his motion, but he persisted. Col. Barre and Mr Burke arraigned the Ministry of abso- lute plunder, or the most scandalous prodigality. The for- mer from papers, by which it appeared that the extraordi- naries of King William's wars from 1690 to 1697, did not exceed the extraordinaries of the present year. The latter faid our army in America was this year less numerous than last, yet the charge for provisions was greater by 113,000!. Mr Jenkinson and Lord North accounted for the difference, and the motion was carried without a division. The Speaker then left the chair, and Mr Jenkinson, af- ter a short preface, moved for a sum not exeeeding x, oi « , oool. for the extraordinories of the army. Mr Ord, the Chairman, read at half pad eight o'clock the motion made by Mr Jenkinfon, for granting to his Ma- jesty a sum not exceeding 64,000!. to pay one regiment of light dragoons, and six regiments of infantry belonging t » Ireland, now serving Great Britain abroad— Agreed to. Agreed to the report of Tuesday's resolutions for al- lowing the culture of tobacco in Ireland, and alfo the importation thereof into Great Britain. Ordered in a bill. Mr David Hartley intended to make a motion for an ex- planation of that part of his Majesty's speech at the opening of the session, which related to the arming of some powers in Europe; which made his Majesty think it prudent to augment his force by land and sea. His object was to know if Spain was alluded to in the speech, and to learn whether the difpolition of that kingdom was friendly or hodile to us, at the prefent moment. Mr Hartley . however, at the desire of some Members, informed the hOufe, that lie would not make his motion till after the holidays Monday's and Tuesday's Posts. St JAMES'SJ March Z3T Thursday's and Friday's Posts. Bonn, March 22. Baron d'Erthal was on the 18th elected Bishop of Wurtzbourg and Bamberg, Gaz. J LONDON, March 30. The following is copied from Rivington's Royal Gazette of Jan. 1 j, printed at New York: " The following particulars were brought to town yester- day, many give credit to the account, as it Was. asserted wich confidence by the inhabitants of several towns in New Jersey. " Colonel Archibald Campbell, with the troops under his command, on approaching Charlestown, invested a fort, and was presently attacked in the rear of his army, by the " enemy's continental troops and militia : this brought on an engagement, the rebels were defeated, some hundreds being killed and taken prisoners. Charlestown, the capital of the opulent and very respectable province of South Carolina, was immediately taken, and is now in the possession of his Majesty's troops. Two regiments of loyalists Were em- bodied, and had joined Col. Campbell." All the letters from the West Indies, which came by the Pearl frigate, say, that the inhabitants on all the French j islands are in great distress for want of provisions, most of their victualling ships having been taken by the English cruisers; and that at Martinico and Guadaloupe they have not a sufficiency to last them two months. We are sorry to acquaint our readers, that advices of a disagreeable nature are received from India, con- taining accounts wf the failure of the expedition to , Poonah, the capita! of the Mahratta government; to which place Brigadier Leslie had been sent from Ben- gal, nco miles cross the country, with six battalions of seapoys, and a company of artillery; but from the length of the march, the badness of the roads, and the heat of the weather, both men, horfes, and car- riages had been To compleatly worn out, that they had fallen a prey to the Mahrattas, who had sur- rounded them, and taken them prisoners; in short, it had proved a second Saratoga business.— Public Ad. An account came yesterday that two French men of wjt and a frigate have taken Senegal; about a fortnight since, the Vengeance and a frigate, with the Welch volunteers ( between j and 600) sailed with orders to take Goree, which is but 30 leagues from Senegal: They will arrive too late, and probably fall, into the enemy's hands. To maintain Senigambia costs this country annually 30,0001. Orders are fent to Lord Grantham at Madrid, to leave that city immediately, whenever any person un- der the character of ambassador from the American congress shall make his appearance there, and be Re- ceived as such by the Spanish ministry. - * Letters from several parts of America mention, that trade begins to flourish again, as numbers of the inha- bitants that were obliged to leave those parts, returned as soon as the King's troops had taken possession. Commissions are come over from New York, 10 ship goods proper for their markets, to the value of 6o, oool. which are now getting ready. Within these 10 days, upwards of 1000 hands have been set to work at the different manufactories in Spitalfields, on account of the many orders received from New York by the last ships. This morning it was reported that news had arrived of the sailing of 11 ships of the line, and several fri- gates and storeships from Toulon, but their destina- tion is unknown. The post of second in command of the fleet has been offered to Sir Robert Harland, who has declined it under the present Board of Admiralty. The following Captains in the navy have resigned their commissions, viz. Captain Jarvis, of the Fou- droyant; Sir John Lindsay, of the Prince George; and the Hon. Levison Gower, of the Valiant. Capt. Goodall is appointed to the Valiant. The Hon. Charles Phipps is appointed to the com- mand of his Majesty's ship Ambuscade. In consequence of the forwardness of the season, the several regiments of regulars and militia will en- camp the middle of next month; and that the tents will be pitched upon fresh ground; the troops last summer at Warley will go to Lexdon Heath, near Colchester; those at Coxheath will be ordered to Winchester, and vice versa. Lord Amherst, Lord Townshend, Sir William Howe, and Gen. Pierson, are to have the principal commands. A French transport for the West Indies, with 300 soldiers on board, is brought into Cork by a victualler from New York. She sailed from Rochelle the ift of February, with the above- mentioned troops for St Domingo, in company with three transports, having troops on board, one for Gaudaloupe with 300, one for Martinico with joo. and one for Cayonne with 220, together with 31 merchant vessels, five of which were bound to Martinico, the others to St Domingo; they sailed under convoy of L'Indienne - of 74 guns, L'Actionnaire 64, Le Fier 54, Le Renomur 36, and Le Courageux 40. The Rover privateer, Capt Brown, belonging to Bristol, has taken and carried into Valentia, in Ire- land, the Louisa Elizabeth, a French homeward- bound East Indiaman. She is valued at ioo, oool. A bill is now in the House of Commons, to allow the importation of tobacco from Ireland What they have already raised has been equal in goodness to the best in Virginia, and many parts of that king- dom are happily adapted to the growing of it. HOUSE of LORDS, March 30. • The Lords this day were summoned for the purpose of a motion intended to be made by the Duke of Manchester, relative to an account of what ships sailed from Ireland to America, describing their tonnage, freight', & c. during the last year, which was expected to be opposed by Lord Wey mouth. To- morrow the Greenwich business will be re- sumed, and probably concluded on that or the next day, on the part of the duke of Richmond. Monday in the House of Commons Sir William Howe mo- ved that a committee be appointed to sit on thursday the l id of April, and examine the papers on the table relative to his conduct in America, and that of his brother. The motion was seconded by Lord Howe; and after a warm de- bate the motion was carried without a division. Cork, March 18. Monday the St Michael, of Nantz, burthen 450 tons, mounting 14 guns, from St Domingo, was brought in here by a Liverpool priva- teer.— Same day, the Evans, of Dartmouth, Capt. Benger, brought into the river Liffy, a ship from Guadaloupe to Bourdeaux, mounting 16 guns. S- ime day, the Aumone, of Bourdeaux, by the Alder- ney and Defiance privateers belonging to Jersey, and is valued at 8c, occl. Plymouth, March 28. This morning Admiral Hardy hoisted his flag on board the Britannia. Portsmouth, March 29. Admiral Pye has hoisted his flag on board the Princess Royal, of 80 guns. Friday Admiral Digby hoisted his flag on board the Namure-— The fleet is expetted to sail the full fair wind after next Monday. BANKRUPTS. Henry Servante, of Cheapside, London, Broker Forth Winter, of Pall- mall, Middlesex, Ironmaster Charles Frewen. of Walworth, Surry, Merchant John Biggs, of Scotch Bridge Mill, Harts, Paper- maker John Gted', ot Walworth, Surry, Mariner John- Davidson, ot Thames- ftreet, London, Seedsman Matthew Graham, of Boston, Lincolnshire, Shopkeeper John Bennett, of Helston, Cornwall, Watchmaker John & Chrst. Heath,' of Derby, Derbyshire, Bankers John Barton, of Cheapside, London, Linen- draper James Whitaker, of Cross- street, Middlesex, Hair- merchant John Naish, of Beckington, Somersetshire, Clothier James Wharton, of Smardale, Westmorland, Drover Robt Scarfe, jun. of Snettisham, Norfolk, Butcher Henry Bray, sen. of Droitwich, Worcestershire, Grocer • Newcastle, April 3, 1779. The Magistrates will be at St Nicholas church to- morrow in the forenoon, at All Saints in the afternoon ; at St John's on the Sunday following in the forenoon, and at St Andrew's in the afternoon, when collections will be made for the poor. Thursday at the Quarterly Court of the Infirmary, the following Gentlemen were appointed the House Committee for the ensuing quarter. DURHAM. Thomas Eyre, Esq; Mr Robert Green Mr Th0. Emerson Headlam Mr Samuel Huthwaite John Hunter, Esq; Ralph Humble, Esq; N E W C Mr John Doughty Mr Thomas Davidson, jun. The Rev. Mr Nah. Ellison George Errington, Esq; ' The Rev. Doctor Fawcett Rev. Mr Featherstonhaugh John Strother Kerr, Esq; , Mr Robert Lynn Ralph Lambton, Esq; Henry Geo. Liddell, Esq; Sir Ralph Milbanke, Bart. Mr Joseph Maude A S T L E. William Gibson, Esq; Mr Henry Gibson Mr Benjamin Gibson Mr John Graham John Hedley, Esq; Mr Robert Harrison NORTHUMBERLAND. William Fenwick, F% Thomas Fenwick, Esq; Ralph Wm Grey, Esq; George Grieve, Esq; Edward Gallon, Esq; Henry Hudson, Esq; Sir William Loraine, Bart. William Linskill, Esq; Robert Lowes, Esq; William Lowes, Esq; George Lake, Esq;' James Moncaster, Esq; N. B. All the Governors are equally intitled with the above gentlemen to attend and vote at any Committee. Calverly Bewicke, of Close House, Esq; has sub- scribed fire guineas, and John Nesham, of Houghton- le- spring, Efq; two guineas a- year to the Infirmary. Two Gentlemen have each subscribed one guinea annually to the Newcastle Dispensary. We hear from Appleby, that there was great re- joicings there, on account of the taking of Pondicherry. Wednesday at Durham fair there was a large shew of cattle and horses; the former sold in general at pretty good. prices, but the latter very poorly. The weather for some time past, has been so ex- ceeding dry, that the Farmers in many places have not been able to fow their oats and peas; in conse- quence thereof, the price of oats are advancing in the markets, and will moft certainly be both fcarce, and at a high price the ensuing year. Wednesday se'nnight, ended the great Cock Match at Pontefract, in Yorkfhiye, betwixt Sir Walter Va- vafour, John Oldred, feeder; against William So- theron, Esq; David Smith, feeder : the Main consist- ed of 29 battles ; whereof the former got 14, the latter is: there was 20 by battles; Oldred won 12, Smith won 7 and a drawn battle. Extract of a letter from Archangel, Feb. ft, ifr). " Our court has been pleased to signify to that of Great Britain, they intend to send two men of war and two frigates from Crounstadt, at first open water, to protect the trade hither. They are to run from Shetland to this coast. The same number of ships are to be fitted out front hence, and to take the trade that may be ready with them. The two fleets are to join in a certain latitude; the one to take the fhips bound hither, the other those bound to England, as far as Shetland, where no doubt your court will Na- tion cruizes. By this precaution, we hope or trade will be uninterrupted, and that your Merchants will be encouraged to renew their speculations at this port." A private letter, dated in January, from a certain gentleman of Fredericksburgh, Virginia, to his friend in Whitehaven, ( who about eight months ago was in London, and a very violent American) says, that the situation of affairs are very different from what he ex- pected; that he had even thought they would be able to carry their favourite point, but that now all was over.— In short, he looks upon the affair as totally settled, as they are no longer able to make resistance. By a private letter, well authenticated, we are as- sured,_ that an English privateer of 16 four pounders, laden with tea and gin from Flushing, after an engage- ment of five hours and a half with four French priva- teers of 12 and 14 guns, ( wherein the Captain and four of his men were killed the first broadside, and six wounded) was taken and sent into Dunkirk on Satur- day the 5th of March last; that she was there refitting with ten more, which would all be ready for sea in a few days; and that Dunkirk would have 30 privateers from 12 to 26 guns at fea in a month s time, all in- tended for the North and Holland coasts, and were to fail chiefly by fours together. This must render an additional protection to our Baltic, Coal, and Coast Trade abfolutely necessary. - A letter from Sunderland of the 31ft ult. informs us, that a vessel belonging to St John's Haven, Scot- land, Captain Alexander Blews, Master, was taken and ransomed by two French privateers, the one a snow of 18, the other a brig of 14 guns, on Sunday morning last off St Abb's Head, and in sight of a fleet of transports, supposed to be those with the troops from Scotland: This letter in confirmation of the above private letter, adds, that many other French pri vateers are daily expected on this coast from Dunkirk, Another letter from the above place says, the crew of one of these privateers reported they were going to the northward to cruize for two English East India ships coming home by that passage. Saturday a large smuggling three masted Lugger was brought into this port, taken the 26th uk. in Salsburn Bay, near Stockton, by Captains Blanc and Whitehead, commanders of the Mermaid and Eagle cutters, stationed here in the service of the customs The Lugger mounted' 9 carriage guns and 12 swivels. had 30 men, 358 half anchors of geneva, and a con- siderable quantity of tea on board when taken. She had no commission, but in all probability would have a< fted as a privateer when her cargo was discharged. The Pomona privateer, of Dunkirk, of 12 guns and joo men, is taken by the Aurora on the coast of Holland, and arrived'at Yarmouth. The Resolution, Sparks, from this port for Ports- mouth, which was taken by the French, is ransomed for 420 guineas. The Autumn, Capt. Elder, of this port, from Oporto to this place, is reported to be taken off Scilly. The Sunderland Suke, Collings, from Sunderland for London, was taken by the Vengeance of Dunkirk, of fa nine pounders, and ransomed for xool. The Isabella, Tomkins, from Bridlington to Leith, it taken and sent into Dunkirk. The Mary, of Yarmouth, and the Plato, of Shields, are both taken by a privateer on their passage to Dant- zic with coals, and carried into Flushing. Extract of a letter from Dublin, March 24. " The Ellen letter of marque of Liverpool, has brought into Kinsale the Fantasie, Captain Hince, ; from Port au Prince to Bourdeaux, of 700 tons bur- then, laden with sugar, coffee, & c. valued at 70, cool. Extract of a letter from Borrowstounness, March 19- " This day arrived here the Peggy of this place, Malcom Maclean master, from London, after having been taken by two French privateers, four or five leagues oil Fifeness, and ransomed for the sum of 200 guineas. The master says, that one of the privateers was a snow, mounting 18 guns, and the other a brig of 14 guns." Married. Lately at Durham, Mr Law. Richardson, of the Red Lion Inn there, to the widow Farrer, of Stockton upon . Teese ; a lady whose good sense and chearfult disposi- tion, afford a pleasing prospect of rendering the marriage state happy.— A few days ago at Stanwix near Carlisle, Mr Jonathan Donald of Caldew Gate, to Miss Robson of Cargo. - Monday, Mr John Thompson, of Kendal, to Miss Thronthwaite, of Islington. Died. Last week Mrs Allison, wife of William Alli- son, Esq; of Hartlepool, whose good qualities make her death sincerely lamented by her disconsolate husband and relations.— Saturday last, after a few hours sickness, Mr Lionel Winship, of the Angel inn at Corbridge; a man, whose honest heart and generous disposition endeared him to a numerous acquaintance, who now sincerely lament the loss of so worthy a member, ot fociety. — Wednesday se'nnight, at Berwick, much regretted, after a lingering illness, Elias Boreham, Esq.— Last week, at Sunderland, Mrs Maude, one of the people called Quakers.— Saturday, the Rev. Henry Creah Isaacson.— The same day, Mr Ste- phen Dixon, Agent at the low Glass- houses.— On the 10th of January, in Virginia, much regretted George Riddel, Efq; an eminent Physician in New York, and brother to Sir James Riddel, Bart.- He was preparing to return to his native country with a handsome fortune, when the unfor- tunate differences broke out betwixt Britain and America. Tuesday the Rev. Mr Hornsby, Vicar of Ellingham in Northumberland, was thrown from his horse be- tween Belford and Alnwick, and killed on the spot. He was much respected by his friends, and his death is greatly lamented. Manchester, March' 30. The Rev. John Wesley is expected at Stockport on Thursday next, to preach at six o'clock in the afternoon. He intends to open the new Preaching House at Davy- holme, at two o'clock on Friday, and to preach at Manchester the same evening, and on Saturday and Sunday morning. At Derby cheese fair, last week, that commodity sold irt general from 28s. to 31s. per hundred. Edinburgh, March 30. Yesterday there was a meet- ing of some of the inhabitants, called by the Lord Provost and Magistrates, to consider of the claim made by the Roman Catholics. It was the opinion of the meeting, that the real damages the Catholics had sustained should be paid: and they appointed a com- mittee to investigate this matter, and report to a larger meeting or the inhabitants. The sum claimed from the city of Edinburgh is 70C0I. By a letter from Greenock we are informed that, on account of the late good news from the West Indies, insurance has fallen six per cenr The bill just now brought into parliament, for continuing the bounties on the herring fishing busses, cannot fail to be of the greatest advantage to the trade of this part of the kingdom, as well as to the nation at large, being one of the best nurseries for seamen. i<- Newcastle, March gt, 1779. TWO Large Brass Candlefticks, and three Pieces of Bar iron, lately offered to be Sold, and supposed to have been stolen, are stopped.— The Owners may have the same restored, by applying at the Town- Clerk's office, and proving the goods to be their property. The suspected Thieves are taken, and will be prosecuted without any expence to the owners. * INFIRMARY. Newcastle, I ft April, 1779. THE Infirmary being now full, the Subscribers and Benefactors are defired to recommend no more In- patients till notice be given in this paper. NEWCASTLE DISPENSARY. AGeneral Quarterly Meeting of the Governors will be held at the Dispensary on wednesday next the 7th day of April, at six o'clock in the evening, to receive the reports of the Committee, and to transact other neces- sary business. *„* All persons disposed to contribute towaeds the sup- port of this useful charity, are requested to transmit their subscriptions or benefactions to Mr ROBERT ORMSTON, Treasurer, at the Tyne bank. By Order, R. DOUBLEDAY, Secretary. To be LET and entered upon at Whitsuntide next, ALL that well accustomed Inn, situate in Alnwick, called the Black Swan Inn, with all proper useful conveniences.— inquire of Mr Thomas Shepherd in Alnwick. To be LET immediately, At Byldon Hill, being about a quarter tf a mile from Sunderland, in the county of Durham,. ALarge pleasant House, having a very extensive prospeCt by sea and land, fit either for public or private, with a Garden walled and planted, containing about three acres, with or without land.— Enquire of Mr Mowbray, or Mr Thomas Cook, in Bishop Wearmouth. To be LET and entered upon immediately, AParcel of Ground in the East Field at Cor- bridge, called the Exchange Land, containing forty- six aud an half acres or thereabouts, together with a Barn and Stack Yard on Herons hill. All persons desirous of taking the same, may give in their proposals in writing, to Messrs Walton and Turner, at the Golden Lion in Hex- ham, on Tuesday the 6t'i day of April, between the hours of ten and two o'clock.— Mr Jobling will shew the pre- mises, which will be iet from the time ofeutry, to the nth of May, 1780. STRAYED, ~~ From Aiskew near Bedale, Yorkshire, March 14, 1779,. AGrey Scotch Galloway Mare, four years old this grass, a long tail, hair rubb'd off below the setting of the tail, turn'd under the jaws, and neck bare. Who- ever takes it up, so that it may be had again ; by sending to Thomas Thompson of Aiskew, or Miles Horn of Brough, shall be well rewarded for their trouble. Tutta Bridge, March 25, 1779. TUTTA- BRIDGE, AT a Meeting held this Day of the Trustees of the Turnpike Road, leading from the end if Middleton Tyas Lane over Gatherly Moor to Gretabridge, and from thence to Bowes, it - was agreed for the accommodation of the public, to build a Bridge - with one arch over the brook Tutta, at the west end of Gretabridge. Notice is therefore hereby Given, that the next Meeting of tbi said Trustees, will be held on Thursday the 1 id day of April next, at Joseph Marshall's the Post- house in Gre- tabridge, at T- welve o'clock at noon, to receive proposals from any person willing to contract for building the said Bridge ; a plan of which may be feen, by applying to Mr Appleby, of Stanwick Park- house, Clerk of the said Road, from - whom further particu- lar] may be known relating thereto. THOMAS APPLEBY. In the Press, and speedily • mill le published, ( Dedicated to GAWEN AYNSLEY, of Little Harle, Esq; Chairman for the County of Northumberland ) Complete System of Practical Arithmetic, and three different forms ® f Book keeping; the two first of which aee upoil a more useful plan for retail trade, than any extant; and the last by Double Entry. For the USE of SCHOOLS. By WILLIAM HEDLEY. Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by and for T. Saint; and J. Whitfield and Co. Of whom may be had, To the Curious in Wood- Cuts, A new and elegant Edition of Gay's Fables, in o& avo, on fine writing fools- cap; adorned with very curious wood Cuts, and a finely engraved Frontispiece. Some of these wood cuts have gained the premium of the Royal Society. Price 3s. neatly bd in white sheep, and 3s. « d. bd. in calf. Observations on Popular Antiquities. By John Brand, A. B. of Lincoln College, Oxford, and F. S. A.— Price 5 s. iti boards. Youth's Instructive and Entertaining Story- Teller; be- ing a choice collection of Moral Tales, deduced from real life, calculated to enforce the practice of virtue, and expand every social idea in the human heart To which is added. Thoughts on the present Mode of Education, The second edition, price is. bound. Select Fables, in Three P « rts— Part I. After the man- ner of Dodsley's. Part II. Fables with Reflections. Part 111. Fables in Verse. To which are prefixed, the Life of AEsop ; and an essay upon Fable. Price is. bound. Moral Instructions of a Father to his Son. The third edition. Price is. 6d. bound. The Rudiments of the English Tongue; or the principles of English Grammar: Methodically digested into plain rules, and adapted to the capacities of children, after the manner of Ruddiman' 5 Latin Rudiments. To which are added, English Exercises, or Examples, on a moft useful new plan. By L. Metcalf. Third Edition greatly improved. Dedicated to the Right Worshipful John Baker, Esq; Mayor of New- castle. Price ts. bound. A concise but comprehensive Treatise of Arithmetic. Together with a Compendium of Algebra; wherein the Ru- diments of that much admired art are made easy. By W. Thompson, Writing Master, Accomptant, & c. in Carlisle. Price is. bound. The Common Measurer's Daily Assistant r Containing, « . The Rudiments and Use of Decimals. 1. The Explana- tion and Use of the Carpenter's Sliding Rule, in measuring Superficies and Solids: likewise shewing the Method of measuring Masons, Carpenters, Plaisterers, Bricklayers, Slaters, and Glaziers Work. 3, Tables of superficial and solid Measure, shewing the Explanation and Use thereof. To which is annexed, a Cash Table, for the ready finding the Value of any Number of Feet, Yards, & c. By L. Murray. Price is. 6d. The' Accomplish'd Letter Writer; or the Young Gentle- men and Ladies' Polite Guide to an epistolary Correspon- dence, in business, friendship, love, and marriage.— Price is bound. A SERVANT. WANTED at MAY- DAY next, AMan Servant, between 30 and 40 years of age, that has been accustomed to take care of a gar- den, and a couple of horses, and wait at table, and i » agreeable to do any other thing occasionally in a gentle- man's family. He must receive an undeniable character from his last place as to his honesty, sobriety, and care- fulness.— Enquire of the Printer of this paper. N. B. No letters answered unless post paid. THERE is now a vacancy for a Person capa- ble of teaching grammatically the English Language; if he be skilled in Psalmody he will be the more acceptable. — Apply to the Printer of this paper. None need to apply without an unexceptionable character, not any letters be answered f 1 are not post- paid. LOST, on Thursday the 15th instant, ALarge brown and white Pointer Dog, answers to the name of PIERO.— Whoever will bring the above Dog safe to John Silvertop, Esq; at Benwell- House, shall receive a reward of One Guinea. JUST ARRIVED" And sold by William Scafe, Merchant, in Newcastle, AChoice Parcel of White Dutch Clover Seed, Red Clover Seed, La Lucerno, Ribgrass, Ryegrass, and other Grass Seeds. . N. B. All sorts of Groceries, Teas, Flax, and Hops, & c. on the lowest terms. To be SOLD by Proposals, ' ' On Tuesday the loth day of April inst, at the Golden Lion, in- Hexham, FIVE Hundred and ninety- one Oak Trees, one Hundred and sixty- one Cyphers, and six Ash Trees, marked and numbered, now standing and growing at Parkside.— For further particulars in the mean time, apply to Thomas Bell at Simonburn. To be SOLD to the best Bidder, At the house of Alex. Ridley, known by the figu of the Sun in Halt whistle, or, Thursday the 29th day of April in between the hours of two and fix, in the following lots, subject to suck conditions of ' file as shall be then produced, Lot aLL that Messuage, Tenement, or Farm, 1. ( one half thereof freehold and the other half customary) called Widencal, situate in the parish of Halt- whistle, in the county of Northumberland, containing by estimation about 100 acres, with a very good Dwelling- House, and other suitable conveniences upon the premises, all well inclosed with quickset hedges, and has a right upon a very good and extensive Common. Lot 1. All that Freehold Messuage, Tenement, or Farm, called Hole House, situate in the parish of Knaresdale, ia the said county of Northumberland, containing about loo acres, with a fine parcel of Oak, Ash, and other Wood growing on the premises, and has a right upon a good and extensive Common adjoining thereto. Lot 3. All that Freehold Messuage, Tenement, or Farm, called Eshgill, in the parish of Alston, and county of Cum- berland, containing about 40 acres, with an undivided sixth share of about Soo acres of very good pasture ground, lately inclosed by a stone wall, and a further right upon a very good and extensive Common adjoining the premises.— There is a prospect of several Lead- mines in this Estate. N. B. Lot 1 and i are free from all manner of tithes. The tenants upon the premifes will fhew the same; and for further particulars, apply to Mr Henry Wallis, at Burn Stones, in Knaresdale. ( This - will be only once more advertised ) To COVER this SEASON, ~ At Sandoe, near Hexham, at One Guinea a Mare and Ont Shilling to the Servant, ABeautiful strong Bay Horse, rj hands 2 inches high, rising nine years old, has been used as a Hunter, carrying 18 stone up to very fleet Fox Hounds; is an exceeding capital leaper, and, from his performance* in the field, known to be one of the best hunters in Eng- land, and fleeter than most horfes in the kingdom, is free from all natural blemishes, was bred by Lord Rockingham, and is full brother by both sides to his Lordship's famous running horfe Bay Malton. He will be shewn at Newcastle on Saturday in Easter week, and at Morpeth on the Wed- nefday following, and no more at either of those places during the season. The money to be paid at the t » n> e serving. ( This - will be no more advertised.)
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