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London Courant and Westminster Chronicle

Page 2, Col 1 The Taking of Charles Town
Date of Article: 10/06/1780
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LONDON COURANT AND WESTMINSTER CHRONICLE. All Information, Letters, Orders and Advertisements for this Paper, are desired to be sent to J. ALMON, Bookseller, opposite Burlington- House, in Piccadilly, LONDON FRIDAY, JUNE 10 1780. HAY - MARKET. AT the THEATRE- ROYAL, in the HAY- MARKET, This Evening, will be presented the last New Comedy, in Four ACts, called The SEPARATE MAINTENANCE. The characters by Mr. Palmer, Mr. Bannister, jun. Mr. Aickin, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Kenny, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Edwin, and Mr. Wilton. Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Hitch- cock, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Poussin, Miss Wood, Mrs. Lefevre, Miss Hale, Miss Twist, Mrs. Cuyler, and Miss Farren. To which will be added the favourite Musical Farce, called THE SON- IN- LAW. The Characters by Mr. Wilson, Mr. Edwin, Mr. Wood, Mr. Badde- ley, Mr. Lamash, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Kenny, and Mr. Bannister. Mrs. Lefevre, and Miss Harper. The doors to be opened at six, and the performance to begin at seven o'clock. To- morrow, The Beggar's Opera. Macheath by a Gentleman, his second appearance on any Stage. Before the play, The Manager in Distress. To the President, Treasurer, and Governors of St. BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL. YOUR Vote and Interest are earnestly re- quested for Dr. JOHN JEBB, of Craven- street, who has offered himself to your favour, as a candidate for the office of Physician to your Hospital, in the room of the late excellent Dr. Petit. The day of election is fixed for- Friday the 13d instant, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. The friends of Dr. Jebb are intreated to give an early attendance. In the press, and speedily will be published, CONSIDERATIONS on the late DISTURB- ANCES. By a CONSISTENT WHIG. Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington- House, ill Piccadilly. This day is published, price 1 s. 6d. PLAIN TRUTH; or, a Letter to the Au- thor of Dispassionate Thoughts on the American War. In which the principles and arguments of that author are refuted, and the necessity of carrying on that war clearly demonstrated. By the Author of Letters to a Nobleman 011 the Con- duCt of the American War, and of Cool Thoughts on the consequences of American Independence. Printed for G. Wilkie, No. 71, St. Paul's Church- yard; and R. Faulder, New Bomd- street. Where may be had, . A Candid Examination of the Mutual Claims of Great- Britain and the Colonies. With a plan of Ac- commodation, on constitutional Principles. Price is. 2. Historical and Political Reflections 011 the rise and progress of the AMERICAN REBELLION ; in which the causes of that rebellion are pointed out, and the policy and necessity of offering to the Americans a sy- stem of government founded on the principles of the Bri- tish constitution are clearly demonstrated. price 3s. 3. The examination of Joseph Galloway, Esq. late Speaker of the House of Assembly of Pennsylvania, be- fore the House of Commons, in a Committee 011 the American papers, with explanatory notes, ad edition, price ii. 4. Letters to a nobleman, on the strength and prac- ticability of the middle colonies in respeCt to military operations on the disposition of the people in general of the revolted colonies; and on the conduct of the war in the colonies of New- York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. With a view of the British and rebel force operating in the middle colonies in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778, 3d edition, Price 2s. 5. A letter to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount H— e, on his naval conduCt in the American war. Price is. 6. Cool thoughts 0n the following interesting subjeCts, viz. On the consequences to Great- Britain of American independence.— On the expence of Great- Britain in the Settlement and defence of the American Colonies.— On ' the value and importance of North- America and the West- Indies to Great- Britain. Price is. This day is published, price is. • Number 62, from the first, being Number VI. of the Ninth Volume, with a complete Index; of THE REMEMBRANCER; or, Impartial Repository of Public Events. Containing, The taking of the Dutch ships under Admiral Count Byland. Death of Captain Cooke. Transports, &. c. taken by Sir Geo. Rodney. Account of the engagement between Sir George Rodney and Don Juan de Langara. Captain Macbride's account of the action. Captain Macbride's proposal to, and agreements with, the Spanish admiral. Sir George Rodney's account of the exchange of prisoners at Gibraltar. Admiral Digby's account of taking the French ships on his return. Fort Omoa evacuated. Lord Longford's account of taking a large French privateer. General Campbell's and Colonel Dickson's accounts of the Spaniards taking West Florida. The King of England's declaration to treat the Dutch as a neutral power. Sir Henry Clin- ton's account of his arrival before Charles- Town. General Knyphausen's and General Pattison's account of the winter at New York. Captain Drake's letter from New York. Sir Peter Parker's account of the aCtion with La Motte Picquet. Empress of Russia's memorial to the states General. Empress of Russia's declaration to the courts of London, & c. French an- swer. English answer. Dutch answer to the court of London. Constitution of the commonwealth of Masslachusetts. ExtraCts from the American papers. State of Georgia. Continuation of the county meetings.— Denbigh, Middlesex and Somerset, Bedford, Westminster, Berks, Dorset, Nottinghamshire and York. Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington- House, in Piccadilly ; and sold also by G. Kearsly, in Fleet- street R. Baldwin, in Paternoster- row ; and J. Sewell, in Cornhill. of whom may be had, any or all the former numbers. RANELAGH HOUSE, By Particular Desire. RANELAGH will be opened on THIS DAY, the 16th inst. instead of the 21st ( as before advertised) with a Concert of Vocal and Instrumental MUSIC, & c. To be continued on Mondays, Wed- nesdays, and Fridays till further notice. Admittance 2S. 6d. each person, coffee and tea in- cluded. N. B. Ladies and Gentlemen may walk in the Ro- tundo and Gardens every day ( Sundays excepted) at is. each. WE are authorized and desired by the Magistrates « f the City of Norwich, publicly ro contradict a false and scandalous paragraph inserted in the London Evening Post of the 1oth instant, " that a petition from that City, signed by a great number of the most respectable and opulent inhabitants, had been sent up to be presented by Lord George Gordon to the House of Commons;" no such petition having ; been signed by any of the Magistrates, or great num- ber of the most respeCtable inhabitants. Equally false also, are the paragraphs which have been published, " asserting that there have lately been disturbances, or commotions in the City of Norwich;" there has been no tendency to any. All such false, scandalous, and groundless assertions are hurtful to the public peace of the City, and can serve no other than had and wicked purposes. KENT. THE County Meeting to consider of proper persons to be put in nomination to represent this County in the next Parliament, which was advertised to be held at Maidstone, on Monday the 19th instant, is postponed to Monday the 3d day of July, when the attendance of the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders is requested. ROBERT BURROW, Sheriff. To the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the County Palatine of LANCASTER. Gentlemen, THE reasonS which induced me to accept the solicitation of offering you my services at the ensuing General Election, were a conviction of the critical and most alarming situation into which this unfortunate country is reduced; and the reflection that in such a situation, the most valuable and impor- tant privilege of English Freeholders, is the capacity of entrusting their representation where they have the greatest confidence. Those reasons prevail as forcibly on my mind as ever, and although from the very flattering reception which my declarations have met with, I could not entertain a doubt of succeeding to the highest honour, • which an independent man can possess; yet, as in the present state and appearances of things, the tranqui- lity of so extensive and populous a County may now be thought the primary object of attention ; from a real and affectionate regard for the prosperity of Lan- cashire, I feel a sincere satisfaCtion in declining, at present, to pursue a contest, which may have a ten- dency to increase our calamities. My zeal, however, for your interests will not be abated, and in every si- tuation I shall be extremely happy, as far as I may be enabled to promote the welfare of the merchants and manufacturers, as well as of the other freeholders of the County of Lancaster. I must beg leave to make my best, and particular acknowledgments, to those Gentlemen who intended to have honoured me with their support on this occasion, and whose kindness and good opinion have made a lasting impression upon my mind. I am, Gentlemen, with the greatest esteem, Your most obliged and faithful humble servant, London, June 12, 1780. THOMAS LISTER. This day is published, price is. Number CIV. from the last General Election, and Number XII. of the present Session, of THE PARLIAMENTARY REGISTER. Containing the debate 011 the Irifh Bill. On the General Fast. Attempt to repeal the Declaratory ACt of Geo. I. Resolution of the Committee of prize to- bacco. The complaint against the Duke of Chandos. Petition from the county of York, and debate thereon. Petition from the Planters, & c. of Jamaica. Debate thereon. Debate on Hertfordshire petition. Authen- tic copy of Mr. Burke's Bill, for the regulation of his Majesty's civil list establishment, & c. Debate on it. Debate on Sir G. Savile's motion for an account of places and pensions. Debate 011 the Nottingam protest. Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington- house, Piccadilly; and sold also G. Kearsly, in Fleet- street ; R. Baldwin, in Paternoster- row ; and J. Sewell, in Cornhill. Of whom any or all the former Numbers may be had. FRESH SELTZER WATER, of this SPRING FILLING, immediately from the Fountain Head, filled under the inspection of the Comptroller to his Serene Highness thc EleCtor of Treves, and SPA WA- TER, from the Pouhon Spring, in large and fmall flasks, was imported on Thursday the ift instant, by W. OWEN, at the ORIGINAL MINERAL WATER WAREHOUSE in LONDON, No. 11, near Temple- bar, Fleet- street; ( established in its reputation above fifty years by the recommendation of the most eminent physicians) where the Gentlemen of the Faculty, and the public, may depend 011 having all the Mineral Waters genuine, and in the greatest perfection ; viz. Pyrmont Water of this spring filling,. Imported the 12th instant ; Scarborough Water, certified by the Ma- gistrates of Scarborough,; Bristol water, Nevil- Holt, Harrogate, Tilbury, Malvern, Jessop ; Bath Water, certified by the pumper, and Cheltenham Water, arrive constantly fresh every week, as usual. Also Tar Water, and Sea Water in its utmost purity, taken up several leagues at sea; Cheltenham and Scarborough Salts. WESTMINSTRR COMMITTEE. King's- Arms Tavern, Palace- yard, Westminster, June 13, 1780. MR. FOX, the Chairman of this Commit- tee, being indisposed, Mr. Brett was voted into the chair, and the report of the Sub- Committee was de- ferred to the next meeting. Resolved, That the thanks of this Committee be gi- ven to the Duke of Richmond for his late motion in fa- vour of an annual, equal and universal representation of the Commons ; a measure which is founded on the broab basis of constitutioiial liberty, and the common rights of mankind, and would in the opinion of this Committee be immediately productive of that parlia- mentary freedom and independency, which it is the purpose of our association to promote. Resolved, That this Committe do return their most sincere thanks to Sir Henry Guold, Knt. one of the judges of the court of Common Pleas, for his wise, manly, and constitutional opposition to the establishment of martial law during the late unhappy disturbances being anxious to express the high sense of gratitude which is due to him, from the public, for having prevented so alarming a violation of the constitution. Resolved, That this Committee do adjourn to Tues- day next, at the King's- Arms Tavern, precisely at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. J. BRETT, Chairman for the day. At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Hamlet of Dulwich, in the county of Surry, held at the Grey- hound, on Monday 12th of June, 1780. THE alarming and unprecedented outrages committed by a mob lately associated and assem- bled in and about the metropolis being taken into con- sideration. Resolved unanimously, That it is the duty of every member of society, who has the least veneration for our present happy constitution in church and state, and esteems the blessings we enjoy under it, to stand forth in its defence, and to shew in the most express and un- equivocal terms, his abhorrence of and indignation at the dreadful insults offered to law, government and good order, by the barbarous fury of a multitude set in mo- tion by factious and ill designing men. We do therefore associate for the purpose of main- taining that obedience to the laws amongst ourselves, on which the happiness of civil society depends ; and in case of need to resist with our united force in the most effectual manner in our power any attempt to disturb the peace. And for the purpose of apprehending and securing all suspicious persons lurking in or strolling about this DistriCt, it is agreed that a patrol sufficiently armed be immediately appointed. Resolved likewise, That a reward of Ten Pounds, over and above all other rewards, be promised to any person or persons who shall apprehend or cause to be apprehended in this Hamlet, any offender who was actually concerned in the commission of any of the aCts of treason, rebellion, or felony committed in the course of last week in the Cities of London and Westminster, or in the County of Surrey. The said reward to be paid on the conviction of the offender by Edward Browne, Esq. Treasurer to this association. TWO LOTTERIES in ONE POLICY. MARGRAY and Co. at their Old and Li- censed Office, No. 139, Fleet- street, are now selling Policies at Half a Guinea each, Half Policies at Five Shillings and Sixpence, by which 471 capital prizes may be gained in the Irish State Lottery, and 517 capital prizes in the English State Lottery. A plan well worthy the attention of the public. N. B. The Irish State Lottery begins drawing on the 24th of this month. The Policies at Half a Guinea each, will be entitled to 500 Guineas if the number of the Policy fliould .. 7 Ditto — if either of the 5 Ditto — if either of the 4 Ditto — if either of the 3 Ditto — if either of the 1 Ditto — if either of the _ , Half a ticket if either of the loo prizes of Quarter of a ticket if either of the 36o prizes of 3 Ditto — if either ofthe 16 first drawn tic- kets as are intitled to benefits by thc scheme of the English Lottery. Hence it is clear, that according to this plan, the , ad venturer stands a fair chance of obtaining any of the 471 capital prizes in the Irish State Lottery, without the risk of a blank ; for supposing the number of the policy should be drawn a small prize of 10I. or even A blank in the Irish State Lottery, yet nothing is lost, because the same policy stands good in the drawing of the English State Lottery, when it will again entitle the holder to the above 517' capital prizes, by which large quantities of English lottery tickets may be obtained, and by either pf which may be gained a prize of 20, oool. 10, oool. 5, oool. 3, oool. 2, oool. 1, oool. 500I. 100I. 5cl. and 20I. The policies at 5s. and 6d. each, will be entitled to half the benefit of the half guinea policies. • Margray and Co. flatter themselves that their con- duct for four lotteries past, fully entitles them to the confidence of their friends and the public in general. N. B. The Prizes in these Policies . are payable at the above office- in money without any deduction. EXTRACTS fROM the AMERICAN NEWS- PAPERS, rECEIVeD YESTERDAY. From the Maryland Journal, March 11. The following is a sketch of the situation of affairs in South Carolina, as communicated by Colonel John Lawrence. " The British army, said to be under the com- mand of Sir Henry Clinton, are distributed on Port Royal Island, John's Island, Stono Ferry, and a ' detachment, last night, upon James Island. Head quarters are at Fenwick's House, on John's Island. Four of their gallics have been seen between John and James islands ; the num- ber of troops not known, supposed to be much diminished since the embarkation at New York. About twelve deserters from the fleet and army have come into Charles Town, and as many pri- soners taken by our light- horse : different de- serters from fleet and army agree in reporting very heavy losses at lea. Three ships plundered , many dismasted, one brig, two ships, taken and brought into Charles Town, a brig carried into North Carolina. One of the deserters informs, that thirteen sail were lost on the rocks of Ber- muda. There is undoubtedly some grand im- pediment to the enemy's progress. All their horses perished at sea, and much of their furni- ture was captured. Three days ago passed by Charles Town bar, in a hard gale ot wind, 864 gun ship, a frigate, and some transports. These may be gone tO New York for further supplies but all is conjecture. Near the bar of Charles Town daily appear a frigate and other ships of war, reconnoitering and blocking up the har- bour of Charles Town. We have four Conti- nental frigates, two French armed ships, two state armed ships, six other armed vessels, some of them carrying very heavy cannon. The ene- my's delay has afforded an opportunity for strengthening the lines of Charles Town, which will be in pretty good order to- morrow. The number of men within the lines uncertain, but by far too few for defending works of near three miles in circumference, especially considering many of them to be citizens and unaccustomed to the fatigues of a be- sieged garrison, and many of the Continental troops half naked.— Reinforcements are expected— Ge- neral Hagan is within a few miles— The Virginia troops arc somewhere !— Assistance from that sister state has been expectcd these eighteen months. General Moultrie is forming a camp at Bacon Bridge, where he has about 500 horse, being horse of this state, Baylor's and Bland's of Vir- ginia. General Williamson is encamped at Au- gusta— a thousand men are expected from his brigade. General Richardson and Colonel Car- hew are raising the militia at and about Camden. At this moment our escape depends on further delay on tbe enemy's part. Two or three weeks more will make this garrifon strong ;— the inha- bitants, in general, are in good spirits.— Com- petent judges say, that Sir Henry Clinton will then have cause to repent his enterprize. This affords encouragement, but events in war are uncertain, and if we do not receive assistance the next intelligence may be quite contrary.— Hasten the Virginian troops if you meet them. Charles Town, Feb. 25, 1780. J. L." From the Pennsylvania Packet, April 15. Extract of a letter from Charles- Town, March 13. " As to news, we can tell you little more than the public papers do. Thc English are still on John's and James's island, aud the main, be- tween Ashley Ferry and Wappoo Creek.— Night before last, they raised a six gun battery on the right hand, at the mouth of the creek, at Mr. Fenwick's store, opposite Cummins's Point: they had one 32 pounder, brass, mounted; By day- light, our two gallies and a brigantine went up to fire upon them : what damage they did we cannot tell ; but the Notre Dame brigantine re- ceived a shot by her main chains that beat in two of her knees, and they have all come down again. The night before two English gallies got over the Bar, but were obliged to cut and run, leaving their two flags on the buoys of their anchors, one at each edge of the Bar, for a di- rection to the others to come in by; they are lightening the Roebuck and another, seven sail in all; they fortify every place, and leave guards. My opinion is, that they mean to fortify Charles Town Neck about the Quarter- house. If they are permitted to do that, they will starve us out. We expect troops from Virginia and North- Ca- rolina." From the Pennsylvania Packet of April 18. Williamsburgh, in Virginia, April 8. On the 5th ult. was hanged at Charles- Town, South- Carolina, Col. Hamilton Ballendine, for draw- ing draughts of the town and fortifications. He was taken by a piquet guard which Gen. Lincoln had sent out that night to Stono, as he was ma king his way to the enemy ; and when he wa hailed by the guard, his answer was, " Col Hamilton Ballendine." The guard told him that would not do, and carried him to the com mander of the piquet; upon which he pulled out of his pocket the draughts. The officer told him he was mistaken, and had him carried- General Lincoln, who ordered him for execution For the remainder see the last page.) The LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, Published This Morning. Whitehall, June 15, 1780. This morning the Earl of Lincoln, Aid- de- Camp to his Excellency General Sir Henry Clin- ton, Knight of the Bath, arrived at this Office with the following dispatch for the Right Ho- nourable Lord George Germain. My Lord, Charles Town, May 13, 1780. I WILL not trouble your Lordship with a repetition of the delays and difficulties which protracted serious operation until the 29th of March, on which day the landing 011 Charles Town Neck was effected. By this time a depot was formed ; the Admi- ral had palled the Bar, and I had the essential as- sistance of officers and seamen of the royal navy for my operations. I was also strengthened with the corps from Georgia, under Brigadier- Gene- ral Paterson, which, through a country inter- sected with riven, and rendered more difficult by heavy rains, had advanced, not unopposed, in the space of twelve days, from Savannah to Ashley River. The passage of Ashley, under the conduct of Captain Elphinstone, aud by the good service of the officers and sailors of the fleet, was accom- plished with order and expedition, and without resistance on the part of the enemy. The day succeeding it the army moved to wards Charles Town, and on the night of the 1 ft of April broke ground within 800 yards of the rebel works. By the 8th our guns were mounted in bat- tery ; and I had the satisfaction to see the Admi- ral pass into Charles Town Harbour, with the success his conduct deserved, though under a very heavy fire from Sullivan's Island. At this period we judged it adviseable to send the enclosed summons to the place, which re- turned the answer I have the honour to transmit with it. The batteries were opened the next day. From their effeCt we soon observed the fire of the enemy's advanced works to abate considerably ; the attention of the engineers, and diligence of the troops but encreasing as they proceeded. A second parallel was completed on the 19th of April, and secure approaches opened to it. We were now within 450 yards of the place. My communications had hitherto required the greatest attention. They had been chosen from Perreneau's landing in Stono River across the Wappoo, and by small inlets, leaving only a mile of land carriage into the part of Ashley River op- posite our camp. Works for the protection of the stores and shipping in Stono, others on the communication, and several redoubts and batteries on Ashley, were the labours necessary to give security in so important a point. The presence of the fleet in the harbour re- lieving me from apprehension on that part, and the Admiral taking to himself the defence of Fort Johnson, I was able to detach 1400 men under Lieutenant- Colonel Webster, of the 33d regiment, to break in upon the enemy's remain- ing communication with the country. Our success but for this measure would have been incomplete, as I had reason to fear a naval force could not be got into Cooper's River, nor consequently the place be totally invested. Your Lordship will observe, that Colonel Web- ster had, in the execution of his orders, rivers to cross, and other difficult operations to effect, in presence of a very superior cavalry, which might harrass him much. it was therefore of the ut- most importance to strike at this corps, and, as suddenly as possible, to seize the principal passes of the country. The surprize and defeat of the collected ca- valry and militia of the rebels, and the possessing Biggin's Bridge over Cooper by Lieutenant- Co- lonel Tarleton with the horse, the legion, and Major Ferguson's detachment, gave the com- mand of the country to Colonel Webster, threw into his hands great supplies of provisions, and enabled him to take a post near the head of Wandoo River, forbidding by land all further access to the town from Cooper to the Inland Navigation. An armed naval force which the Admiral sent into Servee Bay, and another sta- tioned in Spencer's Inlet, compleated the invest titure to the sea. A considerable reinforcement joining me from New- York the 18th of April, I immediately strengthened the corps beyond Cooper River, which, thus augmented, I requested Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis to take under his com- mand. On the 6th of May the third parallel was com- pleated close to the edge of the rebel canal, and a sap carried to the dam, which contained its water on the right, by which means a great part was drained to the bottom. We could now form juster opinions of the de- fences of the town towards the land, which ex- tended in a chain of redoubts, lines and batteries, from Ashley to Cooper. In front of either flank of . the works, swamps, which the canal connects, ooze to each river ; betwixt these impediments and the place are two rows of abbatis, various other obstructions, and a double picketted ditch ; a horn- work of masonry, which, during the siege, the enemy closed as a kind of citadel, strengthen- ed the center of the line and the gate, where the same natural defences were not found as nearer the water-, eighty pieces of cannon or mortars were mounted in the extent of these lines. On tiie 6th of May our batteries were ready in the third parallel. New and very forcible motives now prevailed to induce the place to capitulate. Admiral Ar- buthnot had landed a force of seamen and ma- rines on Sullivan's Island under Captain Hudson, to whom, on the threat that ships should batter the fort, the garrison delivered themselves up on terms Lieutenant- General Earl Cornwallis had been no less successful in the country. The cavalry- under Lieutenant- Colonel Tarleton had again the good fortune which conduct and gallantry de- serve, and overtook at the Santee a body of horse the enemy had with infinite difficulty, collected together. They were most spiritedly charged, and defeated. Most of the riders fled to the morasses, or threw themselves into the river, from whence few can have extricated themselves. Fifty or sixty men were killed or taken, and every horse of the corps, with the arms and ap- pointments, fell into our hands. Although, in a second correspondence which the enemy solicited, they had shewn in their pro- posals for a surrender far too extensive preten- tions, the Admiral and myself could not refrain from attempting once more to avert the cruel ex- tremity of a storm. In this renewal of treaty however we did not find their indiscretion much abated. The batteries of the third parallel were there- fore opened, and a manifest superiority of fire foon obtained ; the corps of Yagers aCting as marksmen were on this occasion extremely useful. Under this fire we gained the counterscarp of the outwork which flanked the canal, the canal itself was passed, and work carried on towards the ditch of the place. The 1 ith, General Lincoln sent to us his ac- quiescence in the terms he had two days before objected to. Whatever severe justice might dic- tate on such an occasion, we resolved not to press to unconditional submission a reduced army, whom we hoped clemency might yet reconcile to us. The articles of capitulation were therefore signed, such as I have the honor to inclose them. On the 12th Major- General Leslie took pos- session of the town. There are taken, seven general officers, a commodore, ten continental regiments, and three battalions of artillery, together with town and country militia, French and seamen, making about six thousand men in arms. The titular deputy governor, council, and civil officers, are also prisoners. Four frigates and several armed vessels, with a great number of boats, have likewise fallen in- to our possession, and about four hundred pieces of cannon. Of the garrison, artillery, and stores, your Lordship will have as perfect returns as I shall be able to collect. I have yet, my Lord, to add to this letter the expressions of gratitude I owe to the army, whofe Courage and toil have given me success. 1 have most warmly to thank Lieutenant- Ge- neral Earl Cornwallis, Major Generals Leslie, Huyne, and Kosborth, and Brigadier- General Paterson, for their animated assistance. I trust I do not flatter myself vainly, that the good services, during the siege, of the officers and soldiers of the royal artillery, of Captain Elphinstone, and the officers and seamen of the royal navy serving with us on shore, of the corps of engineers, of the officers and soldiers of every corps, British and Hessian, and particularly the Yager detachment, will receive his Majesty's gra- cious approbation. I have especially to express my obligations to Lieutenant- Colonel Webster, and the corps which acted under him. And I have to give the great- est praise to Lieutenant- Colonel Tarleton, and the cavalry, for their conduct, bravery, and emi- nent services. But to Major Moncrieff, the commanding en- gineer, who planned, and, with the assistance of such capable officers under him, conducted the siege with so much judgment, intrepidity, and laborious attention, I wish to render a tribute of the very highest applause, and most permanent gratitude ; persuaded, that far more flattering commendations than I can bestow will not fail to crown such rare merit. Your Lordship has seen how great a share Ad- miral Arbuthnot and the fleet have had in every measure. I can add, that had we been necessita- ted to make an assault, I am persuaded a very conspicuous part would have been taken by the ships, te favor us at that important crisis. I have the honour to send your Lordship re- turns of our loss. I have the honour to be, & c. H. CLINTON. Return of the killed and wounded of the troops under the command of his Excellency General Sir Henry Clinton, from their debarkation in South Carolina tlx nth of February, to the surrender of Charles Town the 12th of May, 1780. BRITISH. Royal Artillery. 5 rank and file killed ; 7 ditto wounded. ift Battalion Light Infantry. 8 rank and file killed ; 1 serjeant, 17 rank and file, wounded. 2d Battalion ditto. 11 rank and file killed ; 1 lieutenant, 12 rank and file, wounded. Detachment of ditto. 3 rank and file killed ; 7 ditto wounded. | ift Battalion Grenadiers. 1 serjeant, 4 rank and file, killed; 2 lieutenants, 1 serjeant, 13 rank and file, wounded. 2d Battalion ditto. 10 rank and file killed ; 1 lieutenant, 11 rank and file, wounded. 7th. 1 rank and file killed ; 2 ditto wounded. 23d. 4 rank and file wounded. 33d. 1 rank and file killed ; 2 ditto wounded. 42d. 2 rank and file killed. 63d. 4 rank and file wounded. 64th 1 rank and file wounded. 71ft. 2enfigns, 6 rank and file, killed ; 1 cap- tain, 1 lieutenant, 14 rank and file, wounded. GERMAN. Yagers, 7 rank and file killed ; 14 ditto wound- ed. Linsing. 2 rank and file killed ; 7 ditto wounded. Lengerck. 1 rank and file killed; 15 ditto wounded. Schuler, 3 rank and file killed ; 18 ditto wound- ed. Graff. 2 rank and file killed ; 2 lieutenants, 8 rank and file, wounded. Huyne. 5 rank and file wounded. * PROVINCIAL - New York Volunteers rank and file killed; v ditto wounded. " British Legion. 5 rank and file killed ; 9 ditto wounded. South Carolina Royalists. 3 rank and file wounded. Ferguson's Corps. 5 rank and file wounded. Total, British, German, and Provincial. 2 ensigns, 1 serjeant, 73 rank and file, killed; 1 Captain, 7 Lieutenants, 2 Serjeant, 179 rank and file, wounded. Officers killed. 71st regiment. Ensign M'Gregor, Ensign Came- ron. Officers wounded. 2 2d regiment, grenadier company. Lieutenant White. 33d ditto. Lieutenant Bevor. 43d ditto. Lieutenant Grant. 64th ditto, light infantry, Lieutenant Freeman. 71st regiment. Captain M'Leod, Lieutenant Wilson. Graff's Grenadiers. Lieutenant Frietsoh, Lieute- nant Oethanss. H. CLINTON. Admiralty Office, June I 5, 1780. His Majesty's ship the Perseus, commanded by the Hon. Keith Elphinston, arrived late last night at Spithead from Charles Town, in South Carolina, from whence she failed the 17th of last month, having on board Sir Andrew Ham- mond, who came to this office this forenoon, with a letter from Vice Admiral Arbuthnot to Mr. Stephens, of which the following is a copy. . Roebuck, off Charles Town, May 14, 1780. SIR, I have the satisfaction to acquaint you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that Charles Town, with all its de- pendencies, . the shipping in the harbour, and the army under General Lincoln, has surrendered to his Majesty's arms. My last letter, by a Dutch ship, bound to Am- sterdam, which sailed the 16th of February, will have informed you of my departure from New York, and my arrival off savannah, with a squa- dron of his Majesty's ships, escorting a consider- able body of troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton. Most of the missing ships having arrived, no time was lost in prosecuting the intended expe- dition. I shifted my flag from the Europe to this ship; and the transports having repaired their damages sustained on the passage, I pro- ceeded with the fleet on the 10th of February to North Edisto, the place of debarkation pre- viously agreed upon. Our passage thither was favorable and speedy ; and although it required time to have the bar explored, and the chan- nel marked, the transports all entered the har- bour the next day ; and the army took posses- sion of John's Island without opposition. The General having made a requisition for heavy cannon, and a detachment of seamen from the fleet, the latter were put under the com- mand of Captain Elphinston and Captain Evans, and the guns forwarded to the army as soon as they couid be collected from the line of battle ships, which the bad weather had forced from their anchors. Preparations were next made for passing the squadron over Charles Town Bar, where, at high water springtide, there is only nineteen feet wa- ter. The guns, provision and water were taken out of the Renown, Roebuck, and Romulus, to lighten them ; and we lay in that situation, on the open coast, in the winter season of the year, exposed to the insults of the enemy, for sixteen days, before an opportunity offered of going in- to the harbour, which was effected without any accident, on the 20th of March, notwithstanding the enemy's gallies continually attempted to prevent our boats from sounding the channel. I enclose a list of the Rebel naval force, which, at this time, made an appearance of disputing the passage up the river, at the narrow pass, between Sullivan's Island and the middle ground, having moored their ships and galleys in a position to make a raking fire as we approached Fort Moul- trie ; but 011 the squadron arriving near the bar, and anchoring on the inside, they abandoned that idea, retired to the town, and changed their plan of Defence. The Bricole, Notre Dame, Queen of France, Truite, and General Moultrie fri- gates, with several merchant ships, fitted with chevaux- de- frize on their decks, were sunk in the channel between the town and Shute's Fol- ly ; a boom was extended across, composed of cables, chains and spars, secured by the ships masts, and defended from the town by strong batteries of pimento logs, in which were mount- ed upwards of forty pieces of heavy cannon. Every thing being in readiness for crossing the army over the Ashley River, the boats of the fleet, with the flat boats, under the com- mand of Capt, Elphinston and Captain Evans of the Raisonable the whole army, with the artille- ry and stores necessary for the siege, were land- ed under cover of the galleys on the town- side with astonishing expedition. As soon as the army began to erect their bat- teries against the town, I took the first favoura- ble opportunity to pass Sullivan's Island, up- on which there is a strong fort and batteries, the chief defence of the harbour ; accordingly I weighed at one o'clock on the 9th ult. with the Roebuck, Richmond, Romulus, Blonde, Vir- ginia, Raleigh, and Sandwich armed ship, the Renown bringing up the rear ; and, passing thro' a severe fire, anchored in about two hours un- der James Island ; with the loss of twenty- seven seamen killed and wounded. The Richmond's foretop- mast was shot away, and the ships in general sustained damage in their masts 1 and rigging; however, not materially in their hulls : but the Acetus transport, having 011 board a few naval stores, grounded within gun- shot of Sullivan's Island, and received so much damage that she was obliged to be abandoned and burnt. * ' / Having stationed ships and armed vessels off the different inlets upon the coast, and the town being now nearly invested, attempts were made to pass a naval force into the Cooper River, by Hog's Island, ( the main channel be- ing rendered impracticable) and small vessels to carry heavy guns were fitted for that service; but on being found the enemy had also sunk vessels in that channel, and its entrance was defended by the works on Sullivan's" Island and Mount Pleasant, it was resoLved to dispos- ses them of the latter by the seamen of the fleet and, in the mean time, to arm the small vessels that had been taken by Lord Cornwal- lis in the Wando River. For this purpose a brigade of five hundred seamen and marines was formed from the squadron, and under the command of the Captains Hudson, Orde and Gambier, landed at day- break on the 29th at Mount Pleasant; where, receiving information that the rebels were abandoning their redoubt at Lempries Point, ( an advantageous post on Cooper River) they marched with a view of cutting off their rear, but, on a near approach, found the gar- rison had escaped in vessels to Charles- Town ; but their sudden appearance prevented the re- bels from carrying off their cannon and stores, or from destroying their works. About the same time a major, a captain, and some other com- missioned and non- commissioned oflicers, with eighty privates, were made prisoners by the guard boats of the. fleet in retiring to the town. Captain Hudson being relieved in his post by Colonel Ferguson, returned to the fort at Mount Pleasant, which, being in the neighbourhood of Fort Sullivan, brought us in deserters daily, from whom I learnt very favourable accounts of its garrison. I therefore formed a plan to attack it, which should not interfere with the important operations the army were carrying on, and which now became every day more and more critical. The attention of the rebels I found had been chiefly directed to the south and east sides of the fort, which were most open to attack ; but the west face and north west bastion, I discovered, had been neglected. I therefore determined to attempt to carry the fort by storm, under cover of the fire from the ships of the squadron. The Captains Hudson and Gambier, and Cap- tain Knowles, agents for transports, with two hundred seamen and marines, embarked in the boats of the squadron in the night of the 4th instant, and passing by the fort unobserved, landed before day- light, and took possession of a redoubt on the east end of the island, whilst other boats were preparing to carry over the same number of seamen and marines from Mount Pleasant, under the command of Cap- tain Ord. On the whole being ready, and the ships only waiting for the tide to begin the at- tack, the fort was summoned by Capt. Hud- son, when, after a little consideration, the gar- rison surrendered themselves prisoners of war. A copy of the capitulation * and the return of prisoners and stores accompany this letter. The reduction of the city followed four days after ? for the preparations to storm it in every part being in great forwardness, and the ships ready to move to the assault, the town was sum moned on the 9th, by his Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, to surrender ; terms were in conse- quence proposed, and the inclosed capitulation signed by the general and myself the 10th in- stant. I have commissioned the Rebel and French fri- gates in the King's service, and have given the command of them to officers of long service, and acknowledged merit. The conduct of Sir Andrew Hamond of the Roebuck, who bears this dispatch to you, de- serves particular mention : whether in the great line of service, or in the detail of duty, he has been ever ready, forward, and animated. The Captains Hudson, Orde, Gambier, Elphinston, and Evans, have distinguished themselves par- ticularly on shore ; and the officers and seamen, who have served with them on this occasion, have observed the m0st perfect discipline. Our whole loss in the ships and gallies, and in the batteries on shore, is twenty- three seamen killed, and twenty- eight wounded; among the latter is Lieutenant Bowers of the Europe ; but in a fair way of recovery. The fleet has endeavoured most heartily and effectually to co- operate with the army in every possible instance ; and the most perfect harmony has subsisted between us. I just add, that Rebel privateering has recent- ly received a severe a check ; the Iris and Gala- tea having lately, in the space of ten days, ta- ken nine privateers ( two of which were ships of twenty guns, and none less than sixteen) and eight hundred seamen. 1 have the honour to be, SIR, Your most humble servant, M. ARBUTHNOT. ? Omitted to be sent. A List of the Rebel Ships of War taken or destoyed in the Harbour of Charles Town. The Bricole, pierced for 60, mounting 44 guns, twenty- four and eighteen pounders, sunk, her captain, officers, and company prisoncrs. The Truite, 26 twelve pounders, sunk, her cap- tain, & c. prisoners. Queen of France, 28 nine pounders, sunk, ditto. General Moultrie, 20 fix pounders, sunk, ditto. Notre Dame, ( brig) 16 ditto, sunk, ditto. Providence, 32 guns, eighteen and twelve poun- ders, taken, captain, officers, and company prisoners. Boston, of the same force, taken, ditto. Ranger, 20 six pounders, taken, ditto. FRENCH SHIPS. L'Avanture, 26 nine and six pounders, com- manded by the Sieur de Brulot, lieutenant de Vaisseaux, taken, ditto. A Polacre, 16 six pounders, taken. Some empty brigs, lying at the wharfs; with other small vessels, were also taken, with four armed gallies. M. ARBUTHNOT. Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island, Map 7, 1780. A return of thc garrison of Fort Moultrie, made prisoners of war by a brigade of seamen and marines, commanded by Captains Hudson, Gam- bier, and Knowles, of the royal navy• Continental commissioned officers. Lieutenant- Co- lonel 1, captains 3, lieutenants 4, non- com- missioned and privates 1 ro. Militia. Captains 2, lieutenants 7, non- com- missioned and privates 91. ( Signed) CHA. HUDSON. A return of ordnance and other stores taken on Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island, by the naval bri- gade, May the 1th, 1780. IRON ORDNANCE. Twenty- four pounders 9, eighteen pounders 7,' twelve pounders to, nine pounders 8, fix pounders 2, four pounders 4, mortar of ten inches 1. Total of iron, ordnance 41. ROUND SHOT. Twenty- four pounders 539, eighteen pounders 613, twelve pounders 690, nine pounders 1334, six pounders- 264, four pounders 369. Total of round shot 3809. BAR SHOT. Twenty- four pounders 50, eighteen pounders _. 7, twelve pounders 42, nine pounders 9. Total of bar shot 148. GRAPE SHOT. Twenty four pounders 82, eighteen pounders 50, twelve pounders 42, nine pounders 50. To- tal of grape shot 224. CANNISTER SHOT. Twelve pounders 13, nine pounders 56, fix pounders 30, four pounders 34. Total of cannister shot 133. Ten- inch shells 120. Six- inch shells 32. Lint stocks 54. Barrels of powder 46. Worms, la- dles, and spunges 193. Lanthorns 10. Hand- spikes 256. Flannel cartridges for field pieces 98. Musquet cartridges 6032. Beds spare 35. Coins spare 39. Stand of arms 520. Car- tridges filled 2706. Blank cartridges 1994. Port fires 250. Spare fuses 300. Hand gra- nadoes 120. Bits and prickers 80. Reams of paper 2. Tubes spare 100. Spare gun car- riages 9. Barrels of turpentine 40. 3 wag- gons. 1 fling cart for great guns. 1 gin. 3 ditto fall and flings. 1 Water Engine. 3 coils of rope, ( four inches.) ( Signed) CHA. HUDSON. A copy. M. ARBUTHNOT. , The remainder will be published to- morrow in a Sup- plementary Gazette. HOUSE of COMMON'S of IRELAND. Wednesday, June 7. Sir Lucius O'Brien moved for leave to bring in heads of a bill for the improvement of the woollen manufacture in this kingdom. Ordered, and committed for to- morrow. The House in committee on the heads of a bill for preventing combinations, and for the better regulation of trade. Sir Lucius O'Brien in the chair. Gone through, and ordered to be reported to- morrow. Mr. Forster presented a petition for leave to hear Counsel against said bill.— Leave granted. House in committee on ways and means. Mr. Forster reported eight resolutions of said committee. The House then resolved itself into a commit- tee for the regulation of the corn trade. Sir F. Flood in the chair. Mr. Caldwell spoke to the necessity of giving an additional duty on the exportation of flour, as a measure from which the kingdom would derive many advantages. The Right Hon. H. Flood said, the only true means of deriving a national benefit, and encou- raging agriculture, would be to grant a bounty on the exportation of wheat on the English system. The interests of the farmer and the miller, he said, were diftinCt, and the House had already granted a bounty on land carriage, which amounted to 100 per cent. Mr. Parnell asserted, that notwithstanding what appeared so feasible in the English system, yet it was a faCt, that since the granting that bounty the farmer had prospered, and the lands had arisen in value ; and that he considered the interests of the miller and the farmer as insepa- rable. Sir Hercules Langrishe pointed out the differ ence between encouraging the carriage of flour and the carriage of corn. In the first case they o lly gave a bounty on that which could suffer no diminution of value when brought to market; in the latter they absolutely paid a bounty for the carriage of bran. It was evident also, that the miller, in order to keep his mills employed, would always give the highest price ; therefore the flour only was an object of the present encou- ragement. Mr. Fortescue said, he was a farmer himself; and as such thought the interest of the farmer and miller like a man and wife, inseparable. Mr. Forster understood, that the principal ob- ject was the encouragement of agriculture. He thought the bounty should be given in such a manner as should encourage the exportation of corn most to foreign countries. The bounty might be extended to both flour and wheat, proportioning by the quantity of flour the latter might contain. His own opinion was, that a bounty should be granted 0n the exportation of flour over and above: the present bounty given to wheat. Mr. Flood urged, that in order to prevent a ruin to the tillage of this kingdom, a duty should be laid ' on the importation of corn, as should effectually prevent such ill consequences. That nothing was to be apprehended from the jea- lousy of England in such a case, as we might ourselves now look up as a great nation to one of the greatest nations in the world, without the mean and contracted apprehensions Of exciting her jealousy. The Right Hon. the Attorney General said, that his remarks were indeed fraught with sen- sibility; but as it was a notorious faCt, that England at this time did not raise corn sufficient for its own consumption, there was little to be apprehended from her exportation of corn here. Many things coincided to make the further con- sideration of this bill more necessary, he could therefore wish that some progress might be re ported now, in order to give leisure for such consideration. The Chairman accordingly reported some progress : and the committee was adjourned till to- morrow. Mr. Neville reported from the committee for the encouragement of tillage, and regulation of the land carriage of corn, after which it was received, and ordered to the Lord Lieutenant for transmission. Mr. Grattan said, that as counsel had this day attended in expectation of speaking to the heads of the bill for compelling landlords to renew leases for lives, it would be necessary to know when the House would precisely go into said bill, in order that they might again attend. The House then appointed Friday next. Mr. Gardiner moved, that heads of a bill be now received for regulating the practice of is- suing civil bills in the county of Dublin. Received accordingly. Sir Fred. Flood presented the petition of the non- freemen of the trade of skinners, to be heard at tbe bar by counsel against said bill Received, and leave granted. The order of the day was then read for going into the revenue bill. Serjeant Coppinger in the chair. Mr. Montgomery, of Cavan, moved to have the consideration thereof postponed, until a fuller House appeared. He was opposed by Mr. Beresford, and the motion being put it was negatived. They then proceeded to read the bill, until they came to a clause which ordered that all vessels claiming the bounty of fishing, shall re- pair to Lough, Swilly and Killibegs, in order to be there measured, and their title to said bounty ascertained by thc surveyors of said places. This was objeCted to by Mr. Beresford and the Attorney- General, as it must effectually preclude all other ships from that bounty but those on the North West fishery. Mr. Montgomery of Donegal said, that was his intention, as he did not look upon any other parts of the kingdom to be possessed of real fisheries ; that many frauds had been committed in obtaining the bounty, and that this was the only means of preventing it. Mr. Beresford insisted that many excellent fisheries were establifhed along that capacious coast, which extends from Cork to Sligo. That thr clause would be as effectually excluding them, as if no such fisheries existed, or had a claim to such bounty. He should consequently give his negative to the clause, if some other was not substituted in the place of it. The Attorney General pointed out, in the strongest light, the absurdity and injustice of such a distribution of the national bounty, as to confine it to one part of the kingdom, to the in- jury of another. He proposed a mode which should put them on a footing ; and that, if the question was postponed till to- morrow, it might be decided in a more satisfaCtory manner. The committee then went into the Distillery Revenue, many parts of which were contested by Mr. Montgomery, of Cavan, Mr. Montgo- mery, of Donegal, Sir Henry Cavendish, ancl Sir Henry Hartstonge. At forty- three mi- nutes after eleven, Sir H. Hartstonge moved, that the Chairman report having made some progress. This caused a division, when there appeared for the motion, Ayes — 4 Noes \ — 21 Sir H. Cavendish remarked, that the commitee could proceed in no further business, and must be dissolved, as a committee of the whole House must necessarily include the number which should compose a House. This drew on a debate, which at such an hour was most agreeably pro- longed by the very frequent, the very instruCtive, and the very entertaining observations of Sir Lucius O'Brien. The point was at length de- cided in favour of the great majority by the Chairman, that the bill should be read through, which being accomplished at twenty minutes past twelve, the Chairman reported, and the report was ordered to be received to- morrow. The House adjourned till to morrow. Thursday, June 8. The House in committee read the heads of a bill to prevent combinations. The Provost ob- jected to that clause which vested a power in Ma- gistrates to order the most public whipping for offending a second time, as it took away the right of the subjeCt of trial by jury. An amend- ment was then proposed and received for that purpose. The heads were then read, reported, and ordered to be transmitted. The House then went into a committee for re- gulation of trade, and granting to his Majesty certain duties. Ordered to be reported to- morrow. The committee of the House on the exporta- tion of corn. Mr. Forster in the chair. Several duties were laid on the importation of foreign corn, except from Great- Britain. Ordered to be reported to- morrow. The House in committee for regulation of the corn trade. Sir F. Flood in the chair. The committee sat near seven hours debating on the bounty of the inland carriage. They sat from five till one o'clock, during which time they divided twice; on the question of adjournment, which was as often negatived. At length the Chairman reported some progress; and committee adjourned with the House till tO morrow. LONDON. Parish of Marybone A meeting for arming and associating the pa- rish of Marybone was held yesterday. Sir Philip Gibbes, Bart, moved, that in order to strengthen the civil magistrate, and to get rid of the ne- cessary, but much to be dreaded, interference of the military, a plan of association shOuld be formed in the parish of Marybone. Sir George Yonge, Bart, seconded the motion. The form or plan of association was read ; other forms were read also. Lord Amherst's letter was ta- ken notice of, and complained of as unconstitu- tional. It was urged, that the letter was sent to the city, and had no connection with Mary- bone. It was answered that the same letter had been sent to Marybone. Sir Philip Gibbes's motion was carried. Sir Philip then moved, that a seleCt committee be appointed to consider of proper methods of arming, assembling, and calling out the said associated body in case of any future attempt of the mob to commit out- rages, and that the said committee report their proceedings to another general meeting. Sir George Yonge seconded the motion. Sir Ri- chard Sutton moved au amendment to it, by way of instruCtion, that before the committee proceeded to report, they should wait upon the Lord Lieutenant of the county of Mid- dlesex, and advise with and receive directions from him upon the method of putting into exe- cution the first resolution. This amendment was opposed by Lord Mahon, W. Plumer, Esq. and others ; upon a division it was carried against the amendment by 350 to 20. A seleCt com mittee was then appointed unanimously, and re- quested to proceed as fast as possible, and to sit from time to time to consider the several plans of association. A committee of twenty- four were named and appointed with power to enlarge their number if necessary. Sir Herbert Mack- worth, Bart, was in the chair. The speakers, besides the above mentioned, were Lord Town shend, Mr. Lushington, and Mr. Blair. A correspondent says, that Sir Richard Sutton went so far as to assert, that if the house of any individual was attacked by ruffians, it would be illegal for the master or his family to fire upon them in their own defence. This assertion was universally reprobated. The Duke of Cumberland, Prince of Wales, and Bishop of Osnaburgh, were at Court yester- day. The Duke of Gloucester was not at Court yesterday as expeCted. The Dukes of Devonshire and Portland, the Marquis of Rockingham, the Earl of Scar- borough, & c. were at Court yesterday. His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester has taken a house at Weymouth, being advised to bathe for his health, and will take leave of their Majesties in a few days. By the acceptance of the Chief Justiceship of the Common Pleas by Alexander Wedderburne, Esq. his seat in Parliament for Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, becomes vacant. Mr. Mansfield will certainly be appointed So- licitor General, and Mr. Wallace Attorney Ge- neral ; and will kiss hands shortly. Every man, the least acquainted with the prin- ciples and character of Mr. Mansfield, foresaw what turn he would take, from his conduCt in Parliament. The soldiery still continue to possess the Ex- change, except between the hours of one and four, when the merchants meet for business.— The avenues to St. James's Park are still shut, and the orders for the non- admission of visitors of all descriptions were more striCtly observed yesterday than on any preceding day. A Court of Aldermen was on Wednesday held at Guildhall, when the Lord Mayor laid before them a letter from Lord Amherst to Colonel Twisleton, who commands the detachments within the city, wherein his Lordship orders all inhabitants of the city to be disarmed, except the militia, which produced a very long, but not a very mild dispute : in faCt, the letter was considered as a serious attack upon the rights of self- defence, independent of the political ab- horrence to a standing army within the city walls, when there was a competent force from the vi- gilance and spirit of the citizens to proteCt them from any further outrages. On one side, it was observed, that this order was at once an avowal of military authority to supersede the laudable ex ertions of the association, and to establish the soldiery in the city : that it was the height of absurdity to strip a man of the means of defend- ing his own house at this time of danger. On the other hand, the order was construed in a very different light, and thought by some Members to apply only as a suppression of loose musqueteers in the street. The Court agreed that the Lord Mayor immediately write to the Colonel, and he ac- cordingly attended with the orders under which he aCted in the city, and there appeared a mani- fest contradiction in them. The Lord Mayor was desired to write to Lord Amherst for an explana- tion. The Court resolved to prosecute the author and printer of a morning paper for a libellous paragraph on the county petitions. Last night the gentlemen of the London As- sociation paraded the streets to the amount of 200, horse and foot, which made a very grand appearance. They are to do duty in the city instead of the regulars. The appearance of the young lady at the theatre in the Haymarket, announced in our paper to have been last week, is postponed for a few days. She is to perform the parts of the Bacchant and Euphrosyne, in the masque of Co- mus ; when, unless her faculties may be damped in their exertion from the terrors of a public audience, we do not doubt that she will fully justify the expectations formed from her elegant person and superior talents. On Wednesday night died Mr. John Prothe- ro, Clerk to Messrs. Welch, Rogers, and Olding who had the misfortune to be shot in the leg between eight and nine o'clock the preceding. Wednesday, as he was crossing from the back ot the Mansion- house to Bucklersbury, in his way home. Lancaster Races Wednesday, June 7, a Maiden Plate of 50!. vvt. for age, four- mile heats, was won by Mr. Pratt's b. horse, Somebody, by Match' em, - if Sir J. Lowther's bay mare, ditto - 2 a Lord Surrey's grey filly, 4 y. old, 6ft. irll>. ( started before the Jockey had got mounted) dis. At starting, 5 to 1 on Somebody. Same day, the Noblemen and Gentlemen's sweepstakes of 2og. each ( 8 subscribers) for all ages, one three- mile heat. Lord Surrey's b. h. Capt. Tart, by Phlegon, j y. old, 8st. 7lb. t Mr. Pratt's chef. c. Abdallah, by Turk, 4 y. old, 7ft. rrlh. - - - a Mr. Jolliff's bay mare, Mortonia, by Herod, 5 y. old - j Sir L. Dundas's bay horse, Antonio, by Squirrel, 6 y. old, 9ft. - - 4 Mf. Lovett's roan- grey colt, by Petruchio, 4 y. old - - - $ Lord Surrey's bay colt, by Judgment, ditto 6 At starting, 2 to r on Mortonia. Thursday, the 50I. for five, six and aged, four- mile heats. Mr. Prest's gr. mare, Newsham Jenny, aged, 9ft. 31b. ( entered at the post) - - i. i Lord Surrey's dun horse, Sheepstealer, 5 y. old - - - fell At starting 10 to 1 on Sheepstealer. Friday, the 50I. for four year olds, two- mile heats. Mr. Pratt's ch. colt, Abdallah, by Turk, 8ft. 7lb. - - 2 1 t Lord Surrey's grey filly, 8st. 41b. - 12a Mr. Alcock's bay colt - - 3 3 dr At starting 5 to 1 on Abdallah. June 13, the following are to start at Bever- ley for the gentlemens' subscription of loogs. one two- mile heat, viz. Mr. Bethell's bay colt, by Match'em ; Mr. Acklom's br. colt, by snap; and Mr. Osbaldeston's chef, colt, by Bucepha- lus, all 3 years old, 8ft. each; and Mr. Bur- don's chef, filly, by Balaam- Blank, 3 years old, 7ft. 12lb.— Same day, the 50I. wt. for age, four- mile heats, Mr. Wentworth's bay horse, Mari- ner, 5 years old, 8st. 41b. and Mr. Bethell's bay horse, Magnum Bonum, aged, 9ft. 1 lb.— To- morrow, the 50!. by five- year olds, three- mile heats, Mr. Hutchinson's bay horse, Tiger, and Mr. Wentworth's bay horse, True blue, 8ft. 71b. each.— Thursday, the ladies' plate of 50I. by four- year olds, two- mile heats, Mr. Donner's chef, filly, Panthea, and Mr. Acklom's chef, filly, Berry Bush, 8ft. 41b. each ; Mr. Tempest's br. colt; Sir W. Vavasour's bay colt, May- flower ; and Mr. Wentworth's br. colt, Slouch, 8ft. 71b. each; and Mr. Alcock's bay colt, Charles of Sweden, 8ft. iolb.— Friday, a maiden plate of 50I. by three- year olds, a mile and a quarter heats, Mr. Pratts bay filly ; Mr. Tem- pest's grey filly, Virago ; and Mr. Reed's bay filly, Minerva, yft. nib. Mr. Jolliff's bay colt, Young Foxhunter ; Mr. Robinson's chef, colt, Roebuck ; Mr. Cornforth's chef, colt ; Mr. We- therill's bay colt; Mr. Wentworth's bay colt, Primrose; and Mr. Acklom's br. colt, Prince William, 8st. each. Female Congress.— This evening will be dis- cussed by LADIES ONLY, in the elegant Assembly Room, at the King's Arms, Kensington, the following interesting Question, " Which is the better preservative of Female Virtue, Freedom, or Restraint?"— The Chair to be taken pre- cisely at seven, admission 2s. 6d. tea included.— The Company will be entertained with horns and clarinets. The Nobility and Gentry are requested to order their coachmen to set down with the horses heads towards the Church, and to take up towards the Palace. AYoung Man who writes a good hand, un- derstands accounts, and can give security, would be glad to engage himself with a Gentleman or Trades- man, from thtee o'clock till nine in the evening ( the whole or any part of that time.) A line addressed to T. F. at Mr. Moss's, hosier, Sid- ney's- alley, Leicester- fields, will be immediately at- tended to. LOST on Friday last, near the House o Lords, a Gold Watch Chain, with two Seals' one a crest with an Earl's coronet; the other, a coat of arms, with an Earl's coronet. Whoever will bring the whole to Mr. Kearby, stationer, in Stafford- street, Old Bond- street, shall receive Five Guineas reward, or Three Guineas for the two Seals only. ESSEX CAMP. TO be Let, at Maiden, about four miles from Tiptry Heath Camp, the greatest part of a gen- teel commodious House, ready furnished, consisting of two parlours, two bed chambers, a kitchen, a garden, and stabling for four horses. A good coach road to and from the Camp. For particulars enquire at Davis and Elliott's,| No. 97, New Bond- street, or of Mr. Robert Pattisson, Maiden, Essex, who will shew the pro mises. From the Connecticut Journal of March 22. october 11. It is said that a plan for the ensu- ing campaign formed by the British cabinet, has in some measure transpired. They are to esta- blish strong garrisons in Quebec, Halifax, New- York, and the places adjacent; to make the most vigorous effort to reduce South Carolina ; to form a strong barrier in North Carolina, to prevent any measure of the Americans from the northward; to possess themselves of the esta- blishment of the Spaniards at New Orleans and on the banks of the Missisippi, and having ef- fected this, to bend their force against the French and Spanish West India Islands. They mean to embody the loyal Americans, and leave part for the defence of these countries, and carry the rest against the common enemy. The force for these several operations will be com- pleted by the first of June next, to 30 batta- lions of 750 men each. The guards and eight regiments of British will be left at New- York. New- York, April 19. The following is pu- blished from good authority.—" Upon Saturday last the 15th instant, a cavalry detachment of about i 20 men, composed of the 17th dragoons, Queen's Ranger Hussars, Dlemar's Hussars; and Lieutenant Stuart's volunteers, drawn from Sta- ten Island, with a body of 312 infantry, com- posed of 12 jagurs, 150 men of the regiment of Pose, 1oo men of the regiment Mirbach, and 50 men of the Loyal American Regiment, drawn from York Island ; the whole under the com- mand of Major Du Buy of the regiment of Bose, were landed in the Jersies, the cavalry near the extremity of Bergen Neck, the infantry near fort lee, forming a junction in the English neighbourhood, the whole detachment proceeded to the New Bridge upon Hackinsac, which they reached between two and three o'clock in the morning of the 16th, having fallen in with a re- bel patrole at that place, under the command of an officer who was taken prisoner with three of his men, the others making their escape; con- tinuing their march to Paramus, Major Du Buy came in sight of the church a little after day- break, and finding the rebels had fallen back to Hoppers town ; he kept on his march ' till dis- covered by a picket posted at the bridge upon Saddle Creek, who giving their fire, were instant- ly charged by the advanced guard of cavalry, and the greatest part of them either killed or taken prisoners. " The cavalry were immediately direCted to push forward to Hopper's, which they soon reached, . and spiritedly attacking a superior body of in fantry in connected cantonements, carried seve- ral houses, before the infantry, who made every possible exertion, could reach the place of action, at which however they arrived in time to com- plete the objeCt of the incursion. " In retiring, small parties of militia, with a few of their troops, who had been upon our duties, kept hovering round the detachment in different directions, and although unable to make any impression, they incommoded the march of the troops by a constant scattered fire from different quarters, but with little effect, al- though they continued their attempts to the place of embarkation, viz. Fort Lee, at which the infantry arrived between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the cavalry taking the same route by which they advanced ; eight deserters with their arms joined the detachment early in the morning. " Encomiums upon the behaviour of the troops are not nccessary, although merited ; it is Ef- ficient to observe, that the incursion was well conducted, and executed as may ever be ex- pected from good troops, led by officers of know- ledge and experience. " Return of the killed, wounded, and missing of the troops at the affair at Hopper's Town the : 6th inst. " Seventeenth light dragoons, 1 horse killed, 3 rank and file wounded, 1 horse wounded. " Queen's ranger hussars, 3 rank and file killed, 3 horses killed, one rank and file woun- ded, two horses wounded. " Diemar's hussars, two rank and file woun- ded, one horse wouded. " Staten Island volunteers, 2 rank and file wounded. " Jagers, 1 wounded. Mirbach 1 killed, 11 rank arid file wounded.— Bose, 2 killed, serjeant wounded, 5 rank and file wounded. " Loyal Americans, one killed, 5 wounded. " Total, 7 rank and file killed, 4 horses kil led, two serjeants wounded, 29 rank and file wounded, four horses wounded. " Two wounded men left behind are included ill the above return, many of the wounded are doing their duty. " Return of the killed, wounded and prisoners of the rebel detachment at Hopper's Town upon the 16th instant. " Killed 40. wounded, left behind, believed about 10; taken prisoners, of whom many are wounded, 51 ; exclusive of the officers, of whom one was killed Upon the spot ; the major who Commanded, and another officer left badly wounded; two captains, two lieutenants and two ensigns taken prisoners." Yesterday arrived in our harbour, the Brigan- tine Macaroni, commanded by — Paterson, belonging to Mr. Blair M'Lanachan, of Phila delphia. She . mounts 14 guns, is a perfeCt beau- ty, and was taken by his Majesty's ship Delight Captain Inglis. And Last night arrived the sloop of 14 guns likewise from Philadelphia, another prize to the Delight. There were twenty- two privateers or letters of marque vessels at Philadelphia the be ginning or this month, the above are two of the number. Last Saturday a brig privateer, of eight guns and 52 men, was driven on shore about half a mile from the light- house at Sandy Hook, by his Majesty's ship Galatea, Captain Reed, the crew are prisoners and the vessel will probably be saved. The same day was driven on shore at Deal Beach, 12 miles off the Hook, another privateer brig, by his Majesty's ship Vulture, Captain Sutherland ; the above are from Rhode Island, one called the Rattle Snake, and the other the Black Snake, they sailed in company with two privateer sloops. By the ship George, from Jamaica, we are in- formed that a body of troops with some ships of war, had sailed from there on another enterprize against the Spaniards, in which ' tis laid they are to be joined by the Muskito Indians. Yesterday arrived the fchooner Lovely Bet, Capt. Charles M'Donald, in ten days from Ber- muda, by whom we learn, that the Crown gal- ley, from London for Georgia, a very valuable vessel laden with stores, accoutrements for 300 cavalry, 50 pieces of cannon, & c. after having been taken by the Ranger privateer of Balti- more, was happily retaken by Messrs. Goodrich and Sheddon's brig the Hamond. Captain Kidd has taken a fine brigantine laden with tobacco, the above are both carried into Bermuda. Likewise a schooner laden with tobacco, from James River, was sent into the same port by the Whalebone privateer. The inhabitants on the Susquehanna have late- ly been much alarmed by a spring visit from the Indians, who have, on this side Wyoming, killed several persons, burned a number of houses, and carried off eight prisoners. The privateer sloop Nichol, Capt. Nichol, ar- rived here last Wednesday ; she left Savanah on the 30th of March. The following particulars were said to have been received at that place from Charles Town, dated tiie 26th ult. viz. Brigadier General Patterson had joined the Com- mander in Chief, who had crossed Ashley Ferry; the Renown, Romulus and Roebuck men ol war, with a number of British frigates, had ta- ken their stations within the bar. It was said, the rebels had sent a flag with overtures for a surrender of the city upon certain conditions; they were found inadmissible, and it was thought the town and its numerous garrison were per- fectly invested by the royal army. His Majesty's ship Loyalist, with the Active and Jean merchant- men were late arrived from this port, as were 39 sail of vessels from England, but laft from the West Indies, under convoy of the Iris, Hydra and Virginia men of war. His Majesty's ship Europe, was in Beaufort Harbour, moored in perfeCt safety. New- York, April 26. On the 28th of March last, General Prevost receive ! intelligence that a body of Americans had crossed the Ogechee River, within twenty miles of Savannah, and had plundered and burnt the buildings on the planta- tions of Sir James Wright and several others, and as the General knew the situation of the ground, he ordered sixty men from the first battalion of General De Lancey's, who marched immediately, under the command of Captain Conklin; crossed the Ogechee, and presently discovered the enemy, who no sooner saw his Majesty's troops marching up the causeway, than they fastened a gate that was across it ( a swamp being on the right and left) and fired through the bars on the advancing troops. Captain Conklin had but just time to order his men to charge upon the enemy, when he received their first fire, which brought him to the ground. Capt. Conklin desired Lieutenant Rooney to take the command, who was likewise wounded at the enemy's second fire ; the command then devolved to Ensign Supple, who bravely charged and routed the enemy. The enemy had six men killed, the rest mounted their horses ( which were held by negroes while they engaged) and rode off. Ensign Supple hearing that there were three hundred of the enemy not far from him, very prudently re- crossed the river, and arrived in town with his detachment, not having a man killed, and bringing in the wounded Captain Conklin and Lieutenant Rooney; the former died the next evening, the latter's wound is very slight. One private was mortally wounded, and four others it is thought will recover. On Monday morning arrived at Sandy Hook, a fleet of near fifty sail of vessels from Georgia, under convoy of his Majesty's ships Delaware and Iris, consisting of Cork victuallers, and the following ships from England ( all by the way of the West- Indies) viz. the Trelawney, Moore; the Rosolution, Welch; the Hope, Smith; the Peggy, Arnot; and the Smaragda, Byrne. By letters, and other accounts from gentle- men arrived in this fleet, we have collected the following particulars— That a vessel with dis- patches for the Commander in Chief, and let- ters from England dated as late as the 19th of January, had arrived at head quarters in seven weeks, but that the letters for New- York ha- ving been put on board the ACtive, Captain Quarme, ( formerly the Rose Bud) flie was, on her passage hither, attacked and taken by the Pickering privateer of 2 2 six and 9 pounders; Captain Quarme took care to sink all the letters before the Active struck. Letters had been received by Sir James Wright from Gov. Tonyn, with the following important information. That he had by express from Governor Chester, of Pensacola intelligence that a fleet with three thousand Spanish troops, on their passuge from Havanna to New- Orleans, had met with a severe gale of wind which occa- sioned many of their vessels to founder, and 700 Spanish soldiers were drowned ; on the arrival of the armament at New- Orleans, a descent was made upon Mobile, where General John Camp- bell, commander of his Majesty's troops in West Florida, suddenly fell upon, and totally routed their whole army. Two Spanish frigates, and a number of trans- ports were shipwrecked in the storm. The fleet thaj arrived here yesterday left Charles Town Bar on the 3th of this month, on which day Vice Admiral Arbuthot, in his Ma jesty's ship Roebuck of 44 guns, with the Re- nown of 50 guns, and the Romulus of 44 guns, and seven frigates; viz. Le Blond, 52 guns; Richmond, 32 guns; Raleigh, 32 guns; Virgi- nia, 32 guns; Perseus, 20 guns; Camilla, 20 guns ; Germaine, 16 guns ; and several gallies with a top gallant breeze and a drizling rain, without sustaining any material injury from their fire, passed all the batteries on Sullivan's Island. On the sixth his Excellency General Sir Henry Clinton having, with scarcely the loss of a man, advanced the army within gun shot of the ene- my's abbatis, the town was completely invested, and, as the firing which had been continued very briskly from the town intirely ceased about twelve o'clock in the night of the 8th instant, it was I presumed the place had then been surrendered to j the Commander in Chief, as Mr. Lincoln had desired that the private property and the inhabi- tants might be shipped off for the West- Indies on condition of his surrendering the town and marching his garrison out with the honours of j war; an overture that met with contempt. we have the mortification t0 find that the Earl of Caithness, as his Lordship was proceeding upon service over Ashley River, was unfortunately , shot through the body by a skulking party of the enemy, but happily the gallant peer was left in a fair way of recovery. The British and Hessian troops were in high health, and so were the ships companies, enjoying every necessary and comfort of life. His Majesty's ship Rainbow, with her convoy, consisting ot the second embarkation of troops for South- Carolina, was spoke with by the Dela- ware and Iris on the 13th inst. in latitude 36, the wind continuing so favourable, as to afford a tolerable assurance of their arrival at Charles Town 011 the 16th instant. Upon the night of the 21st inst. a detachment or provincial troops, under the command of Lieutenant- Colonel Laurence, embarked ar Sandy Hook upon an expedition against an Ame- rican post at Squan ; after being detained a week at the Light- house by contrary winds, ha- ving a favourable passage, Colonel Laurence landed at midnight, and marched immediately for the cantonment of the enemy, which he soon reached, but was much mortified in finding the post had been withdrawn the morning of tbe 20th, a lieutenant, serjeant, and four or five private men excepted, who were made prisoners; nothing further remaining to be done, the de- tachment reimbarked, and returned to Sandy Hook the 22< 1 instant. On Sunday afternoon the 23d inst. a patrole of a corporal and six men were taken prisoners by a detachment of the mounted West Chester Refugees, near Williams's Bridge, upon, the Brunx River. By his Excellency JAMES ROBERTSON, Esq- Captain General, and Governor in Chief in and over the Province of New York, and the Terri- tories depending thereon in America, Chancellor and Vice Admiral of the same, - and Major Gene- ral of his Majesty's Forces. A PROCLAMATION. THE King having been graciously pleased to honour me with the care of a Province, where, in a long residence, 1 have contracted an esteem for some, and an affection for many of its inha- bitants, I proceed with great pleasure to an- nounce his benevolent intentions. It is his Majesty's wish, by the revival of the civil authority, to prove to all the Colonies and Provinces, that it is not his design to govern America by military law, but that they are to enjoy all the benefits of a local legislation, and their former constitution. To this end I have brought out the Royal ap- pointments for forming the Council, and sup- plying the places of Lieutenant Governor and Chief Justice. And, in concurrence with the Commander in Chief of the British forces, who is also his Majesty's Commissioner for restoring peace to the Colonies, I shall, as speedily as the public exigencies will permit, give order for opening the Courts of Judicature, and conven- ing the Assembly ; and in general proceed to the execution of the powers reposed in me for the free course and complete re- establishment, both of the legislative and executive authority. I take great satisfaCtion in the anticipation of that happy day, when relations, friends, and fellow- citizens, having dismissed their gloomy apprehensions, shall re- embrace each other, and return to the offices, pleasures, and employ- ments of peace. Your country, with your an- tient privileges, will then participate in an exten- sive commerce, and be exempted from all taxa- tions not imposed by yourselves. Until I meet you regularly in General Assem- bly, for the restoration of mutual confidence, and the remedying of private as well as public evils, I pledge myself to men of all classes, in every part of the Province, that it is the companionate desire of your Sovereign, and of the Parent Country, to unite in affeCtion as in interest, with the Colonies planted by her hand, and which have long flourished under her care,— that the suggestions of her intention to impair their rights and privileges, are the arts of malice and faction,— and that every insinuation made by the domestic enemies of Great Britain, of her being disposed to abandon the Provinces to internal anarchy, and the mischiefs of their jarring in- terests and claims, or to the fraudulent and am- bitious views of foreign, Popish, and arbitrary powers, ( of whom your fathers had a wise and virtuous jealousy) is equally false and malicious. Happy herself, under a constitution which is the envy and admiration of surrounding nations, she wishes to include in one comprehensive sys- tem of felicity, all the branches of a stock, in- timately conneCted by the ties ot language, man- ners, laws, customs, habits, interests, religion, and blood. I lament with the ingenuous thousands of America, who are irreconcileable to the unna- tural separation, so inauspicious to yourselves, as well as all the rest of your fellow subjeCts in the other quarters of the world, that the few who have found means to acquire a sway in the management of your affairs, have been averse to every uniting system of policy, and studiously shunned the paths to harmony and peace. But it is not my aim to call them to a hopeless and mortifying review of their conduCt. Can they want evidence at this day, of the detesta- tion of their measures, by an encreasing ma- jority of their own countrymen ? And having every thing to fear from their exhausted pa- tience, I warn them to desist, from any future attempts to restrain and seduce the loyalty of others, and wisely to provide against their re- sentment, by signalizing themselves, as hereto- fore in exciting, so now in closing the scene of . their intolerable calamities. And I hereby give the strongest assurances of effectual countenance, protection, and support of all persons who avail themselves of the proclamation issued by his Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, dated at James Island, the third day of March. Less inclined to reproach than to conciliate, to aggravate than to forget, even the guilt of those, who, privy to the repeated calls of Great- Bri- tain to friendship, upon terms adequate to the desire and expectation of their constituents, yet nevertheless forbore to reveal them, that they might with the greater ease, press the ancient enmity of foreign foes, to the aid of their own ambition and avarice, I exhort them to seek an early refuge in the abundant clemency of the crown, from the perils to which they have ex- posed themselves, by measures fraudulently concerted and tyrannically enforced, and af- fording by the complicated miseries they have brought upon their country, and the mighty ruin still impending, irresistible evidence of the folly and malignancy of the councils, by which its affairs have been conducted. Towards the redressing the disorders arising from the loss or want of charters, I recommend it to all concerned,, to apply without delay in the ordinary course for charters, which shall be granted as soon as civil authority takes place. As to the public books of records, so impor- tant to your titles and estates in all parts of the colony, and formerly lodged in the Secretary's office, I understand that they were separated from the rest, by the provident circumspeCtion of my predecessor, whose merits are above my applause, and have often had yours; and having been afterwards sent home for safe custody, you may rely upon their being carefully preserved, and duly returned as soon as the public tranqui- lity is restored. From the Pennsylvania Packet, April 6. " The General and Field Officers, Captains, and Subalterns of the American army, now in Philadelphia, assembled at the New Tavern, by previous notification, given on the 5th of April, 1780, being deeply impressed with the importance of the present moment, anxious to give energy, so far as our consequence may have force, to the future operations of government, do declare to the world the feelings, wishes, and determina- tion of the military, in resolving, " That as it is their duty, so it is their fixed and unalterable resolution, to curb the spirit of insolence and audacity, manifested by the de- luded aud disaffeCted ; a spirit of resistance which we cannot but apprehend receives encourage- ment from the lenity of government, founded on principles of universal liberty and benevolence. " To effeCt this salutary purpose, we do de- clare to our country, that we will not associate or hold communication with any person or per- sons who have exhibited by their conduCt an ini- mical disposition, or even lukewarmness, to the independence of America ; nor with any person who may give countenance or encouragement to* them, however reputable his character, or digni- fied his office. " We do also declare, that we will hold any gentleman, bearing a military commission, who may attempt to contravene the objeCt of this declaration in the smallest degree, as a proper objeCt of contempt, and that we will with ala- crity seize every opportunity of evidencing to- the world our abhorrence of a conduCt so deroga- tory to the dignity of the army. Signed by order, ANTHONY WAYNE, B. G. WALTER STEWART, Col. JOHN STEWART, Lt. Col. HENRY LEE, Major. Philadelphia, 6th April, 1780. Bermuda, March 25. This day Captain Kelley company of grenadiers, consisting of 110 offi- cers and men of the royal garrison battalion, marched into and took possession of the new wooden barracks in Fort Clinton, on Globe- hill, which effectually covers St. George's, the seat of government: and when these dispatches came a- way, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Donkin was actually encamping with the remainder of his regiment ( for want of proper quarters) un- der the cannon of that important fortress. ADVERTISEMENTS, LETTERS, and INTELLIGENCE for this Paper are taken in by the Publisher, J. BARKER, opposite the Pit- door, Russel- Court, Drury- Lane. Also Mr. Alexander, at Tom's and Union Coffee- house, Cornhill; the Stock Exchange Coffee- house, Sweeting's- Alley ; W. Tayler, No. 4, Mitre- Court, St. Paul's Church- yard ; S. Sheen, St. Paul's Coffee house St. Paul's church- yard G. Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet- street; P. Brett, opposite St. Clement's Church, Strand ; W. Blamire, corner of Northumberland- street, Strand; F Yarrel, Duke- street, St. James's; J. Kearby; Stafford- street near Old Bondstreet; J. Kerby, No. 265, near Duke- street, Oxfrd street; J. Shepperson, No. 137, opposite Hanover- square, Oxford- street; S. Hayes, next the corner of Argyll - street, Oxford- street E. Hodgson stationer, Wimpole- street; J. White, new Warwick- court, Holborn ; F. Jullion, opposite St. Andrew's Church, Holborn; J. Wright, Crown Coffee- house Charles- street Covent- Garden • ' "*" And by J. COOPER, PRINTER, No. 134, DRURY- LANS.
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