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Date of Article: 25/05/1782
Printer / Publisher: John Crouse 
Address: Market Place, Norwich
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The NORFOLK O 8., NORWICH VOL. XIII ] Ready Money muSt be Sent with Advertisements. CHRONICLE; THE G A Z E T T E. SATURDAY, May 25, 1782. [ No. 677.] Sunday and Monday s Post. LONDON, Saturday, May 18. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Admiralty Office, May 18, 1782. LORD Cranston, one of the Cap- tains of his Majesty's ship the For- midable, and Captain Byron, of the Andromache, in which ship his Lordship came a passenger, ar- rived early this morning with dis- patches from Admiral Sir George Brydges Rod- ney, Bart. Knight of the Bath, and Commander j in Chief ot his Majesty's ships at the Leeward Islands, to Mr. Stephens, of which the following are copies: SIR, Formidable, ot Sea. April 14, 1782. IT was pleased God, out of his divine Provi- dence, to grant to his Majesty's arms a most com- plete victory over the fleet of his enemy, com- manded by the Count de Grade, who is himself captured with the Ville de Paris, and four other ships of his fleet, besides one sunk in the action. This important victory was obtained on the 12th instant, after a battle which lasted with un- remitting fury from seven in the morning till half past six in the evening, when the setting sun put an end to the contest. Both fleets have greatly suffered ; but it is with the highest satisfaction I can assure their Lord- ships that though the masts, sails, rigging, and hulls of the British fleet are damaged, yet the loss of men has been but small, considering the length of the battle, and the close action they so long sustained, and in which both fleets looked upon the honour of their King and country to be most essentially concerned. The great supply of naval stores lately arrived in the West Indies will, I flatter myself, soon re- pair all the damages his Majesty's fleet has sus- tained. The gallant behaviour of the officers and men of the fleet I have the honour to command, has been such as must: for ever endear them to all lo- vers of their King and country. The noble behaviour of my second in command, Sir Samuel Hood, who in both actions most con- spicuously exerted himself, demands my warmest encomiums; my third in command, Rear Admi- ral Drake, who, with his division, led the battle on the 12th inst. deserves the highest praise ; nor less can be given to Commadore Affleck, for his gallant behaviour in leading the center division. My own Captain, Sir Charles Douglas, merits every thing I can possibly say: His unremitted diligence and activity greatly eased me in the un- avoidable fatigue of the day. In short, I want words to express how sensible I am of the meritorious, conduct of all the Cap- tains, officers,, and men, who had a share in this glorious victory, obtained by their gallant exer- tions. The enemy's whole army, consisting of 5500 men, were on board their ships of war; the de- struction among them mult be prodigious, as for the. greatest part of the action every gun told ; and their Lordships may judge what havoc must have been made, when the Formidable fired near eighty broadsides. Enclosed I have the honour to send for their in- spection the British and French lines of battle, with an account of the killed and wounded, and damages sustained by his Majesty's fleet. Lord Cranston, who acted as one of the Cap- tains of the Formidable during both actions, and to whose gallant behaviour I am much indebted, will have the honour of delivering these dispatch- es : To him I must refer their Lordships for every minute particular they may wish to know, he be- ing perfectly master of the whole transaction. That the British flag may for ever flourish in every quarter of the globe, is the most ardent wish of him who has the honour of being, with with great regard, Sir, Your most obedient, humble servant, G. B. RODNEY. Philip Stephens, Esq. A list of the French ships taken. La Ville de Paris, no guns; had on board in the engagement 1300 men ene- was re- Ships, Le Glorieux Le Caesar Le Hector L'Ardent Guns. 74 74 74 64 Men. 750 750 75° 6co Soldiers. 150 150 I50 IOO One sunk, name unknown. [ Here follows the line of battle of the English fleet, consisting of 37 sail of the line, besides a number of frigates and fireships, of which the Prudent, Capt. Barklay, of 64 guns, and several of the frigates, were not present in the action.— Also a list of the French fleet as they lay in Port Royal Bay April 2, 1782, consisting of 36 sail of the line, two 50 gun ships, 13 frigates, seven armed brigs » f the King's, two fireships, and one cutter.] Total return of the killed and wounded in the ships under the command of Sir George Brydges Rod- ney, K. B. & c. on the 9th and 12th of April, 1782. Killed, 230; Wounded, 759. Formidable, at Sea, April 14, 1782. SIR, I MUST desire you will please to acquaint their Lordships, that notwithstanding the disposition I had made of his Majesty's fleet under my command which were stationed to windward of the French islands in a line stretching from the latitude of De- siada to the latitude of St. Vincent's, with a line of frigates to windward, which their Lordships may perceive, by the disposition of the fleet 1 have the honour to enclose, and which disposition was thought by every officer of the fleet to be such as to render it impossible for any convoy bound to the French islands to escape, yet notwithstanding the vigilance of every captain and officer, the enemy found means to escape by making the Island of Desiada, and creeping close under Gua- daloupe and Dominique, they arrived safe in the Bay of Fort Royal on the 20th and 21 st of March. Information having been given me of this un- lucky event, I thought it my duty to return to the Bay of Gros Islet, St. Lucia, where I had or- dered the storeships, victuallers, and trade bound to Jamaica, to rendezvous. On my arrival in that Bay every dispatch possi- ble was made in refitting the fleet, and taking in stores and provisions for five menths, of all species, for the whele fleet, a watchful eye being kept all the time on the French fleet in the Bay of Fort- Royal, as I knew that Count de Grasse would hasten the refitting his fleet, and take the first opportunity of proceeding to the place of his destination. On the 5th of April I received intelligence that the enemy were embarking their troops on board the ships war, and concluded they intended to sail in a very few days. Captain Byron, of the Andromache, an active and diligent officer, watched their motions with such attention, that on the 8th instant at day- light he made a signal of the enemy's coming out, and standing to the North- west ; I instantly made sig- nal to weigh, and having looked into the Bays Fort Royal and St. Pierre's, where no enemy's ships remained, I made the signal for a general chace, and before day- light came up with the enemy under Dominique, where both fleets were becalmed, and continued so for some time. The enemy first got the wind and flood towards Gua- daloupe : My van division under that gallant officer Rear Admiral Sir Samuel Hood received it next and stood after them. At nine the my began to cannonade my van, which turned with the greatest briskness. The baffling winds under Dominique did not permit part of the center division to get into action with the enemy's rear till half past eleven, and then only the ships next to me in the line of battle. Their Lordships may easily imagine the mor- tification it must have been to the sixteen gallant officers commanding the ships of the rear, who could only be spectators of an action in which it was not their power to join, being detained by the calms under Dominique. The enemy's cannonade ceased upon my rear's approach, but not before they had done consider- able damage to the ships of the van, and disabled the Royal Oak and Montague, and his Majesty had lost a gallant officer, viz. Captain Bayne of the Al- fred, and a number of officers and seamen, as mentioned in the account transmitted to their Lord ships; but such was the steady behaviour of Sir Samuel Hood, and the ships of the van, that the enemy received more damage than they occasioned The night of the 9th inst. the fleet lay to repair their damages. The 10th they continued to turn to windward under an easy sail, the enemy's fleet continuing to do the same, and always had it in their power to come to action, which they most cautiously avoided, and rendered it impossible for me to force them in the situation they were in, be- tween the Saints and the island of Dominique. On the 11 th of April, the enemy having gained con- siderably to windward, and the wind blowing a fresh and steady gale, I made the signal for a ge- neral chace to windward, which continued the whole day. Towards sun- set, some of the head- most ships of the fleet had approached near to one of the enemy's ships that had received damage in the late action, and had certainly taken her, if Count de Grasse had not bore down with his whole fleet for her protection, which brought him so near, that I flattered myself he would give me an opportunity of engaging him the next day. With that view I threw out the signal for the form of sailing, and stood with the whole fleet to the south- ward till two o'clock in the morning; then tacked, and had the happiness at day- light to find my most sanguine desire was near being accomplished, by my having It in my power to force the enemy to bat- tle. Not one moment was lost in putting it into execution: the consequence has been such as I have had the honour to represent in my former letter of this day ; and can say no more, than too much praise cannot be given to the gallant officers and men of the fleet I had the honour to command. I have the honour to be with great regard, S I R, your most obedient and Most humble servant, G. B. Rodney. ' N. B. Lord Cranston and Captain Byron relate, that the Caesar, one of the captured ships, soon after the was taken possession of, took fire by accident and blew up, and a considerable num- ber of the people on board her unfortunately pe- rished ; and that Lord Robert Manners died in his passage home in the Andromache. BANKRUPTS Roger Watkinson, late of Gainsbo rough, in Lincolnshire, merchant.— Moses Zuntz, of Fen- church- street, merchant Peter Maber, of Tobacco- roll- court, Gracechurch- street, bay factor.— Joseph Isaac, late of Crooked- lane, money- scrivener— Thomas Willetts, now or late of Stourbridge, in Worcestershire, miller— John Beake, of Oxford- street, timber merchant.— John Howard, of Letchwortb, in Hertfordshire, maltser.— Samuel Yeats, of Alderley, na Gloucestershire, clothier. — John Bewly Harris, of Clement's- lane, merchant.— George Thomson, of Duke- street, Westminster, mer- chant.— Robert Fitchett, of Bromley, in Kent, butcher. [ For the Remainder of the News of this Post, see our last Page.] AREPORT having been industriously circulatcd, that the Business at the old established SHOP of THOMAS and LLOYD HIRST, at the Corner of the White- lion- lane, will be shortly given up :— This is to inform the Public, that a fresh Assortment of every Arti- cle in the Linen Trade is just laid in, and that the said Bu- siness will be carried on as usual. NORWICH, May 17, 1782. A ROBBERY. WHEREAS some Person or Persons unknown did in the Night between the 16th and 17th of May, Instant, break open an Outhouse belonging to Mr. Robert Partridge, in St. George's Colgate, and stole thereout four Bundles of Eight- quarter clean Yarn, No. 10: Whoever will discover the Offender or Offenders, so that he or they may be convicted thereof, shall receive a Reward of FIVE GUINEAS by applying to the said ROBERT PARTRIDGE. JOHN ALDERSON, PLUMBER, GLAZIER, and HOUSE PAINTER, RETURNS his sincere Thanks to his Friends for Favours already received, and hopes for a Continu- ance of them ; he is removed to the Shop late Mr. CReASY'S, near the Pope's- Head, in the Upper- Market: Those who please to make Trial of his Abilities in the above Branches may depend on having their Orders exe- cuted in a Workman- like Manner, and on as reasonable Terms as elsewhere. N. B. A JOURNEYMAN that can be well recommend- ed may have constant Employ ; if single the more agreea- ble Like wise an APPRENTICE wanted immediately. TURNPIKE ROAD from NORWICH to SCOLE. THE next Meeting of the Trustees for the said Turnpike Road will be held at the Guildhall, in the City ot Norwich, on Thursday the thirtieth of this Inst. May, by Eleven o'Clock precisely ; at which Meet- ; a Committee of seven Trustees will be necessary. By Order of the Trustees, HENRY BROWNE, Clerk. NOTICE to DEBTORS. ALL Persons who stand indebted to the Estate and Effects of the late Mr. JOHN BRANCH, Liquor Merchant, Norwich, are hereby desired to pay the same on before the 24th Day of June, 1782, to Mr. J. Branch, at his House in St. Stephen's, Norwich, or to Mr. Robert Francis, the younger, or they will be sued for the same. NOTICE to CREDITORS. THE Creditors of JOSEPH HERRING, late of Hindolveston, in the County of Norfolk, Farmer, are requested to meet at the House of Mr. Girling, known hy the Sign of the King's Arms, in East Dereham, in the said County, on Tuesday, the 28th of this lost, May, by Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon of the said Day, that a State of his Affairs may be laid before them, and proper Measures concerned to, discharge his Debts. Such Creditors as cannot conveniently attend at the Time and Place above- mentioned, are desired to send Ac- counts of their Demands respectively, and the Nature of their respective Securities, to THOMAS MENDHAM, at Briston, in the County aforesaid. ALL Persons indebted on Notes, Bonds, Mort- gages, or other Securities made to the late Mr. GRANTHAM KILLINGWORTH in his Life- time, or since his Death transferred to Mrs. Lydia Killingworth, his Widow and Executrix, very lately deceafed, but who has almost ever since her Husband's Death been rendered in- capable of receiving or discharging any such Debts or Securities for the same, are required to pay the said Debts to Mr. Finch, of Norwich, who is the surviving Executor, and the only Person by Law entitled to receive such Debts, and give proper Discharges for the same : And if Persons so indebted to the said Mr. Killingworth as above- mentioned do not immediately apply about the Pay- ment of the said Debts to Mr. Finch, they will be sued without further Notice. GREAT RINGSTEAD INCLOSURE. NOTICE is hereby given, that the several Allotments intended to be made by the Cummission- ers appointed by an Act of Parliament lately passed, intitled, " An Act for exchanging, dividing, allotting, and in- " closing, the Lands and Grounds called Whole- year " Lands, Half- year Inclosures, Open- field Lands, Brecks, " Commons and Wastes, in Great Ringstead, in the " County of Norfolk, are staked out, and such Person or Persons as have any Objections to make thereto, or desirous of any Alterations therein, are required to apply to the Commissioners at their next Meeting, appointed to be held at the Duke's- Head, in King's- Lynn, in the said County, on Monday the 27th Day of May, Instant, for the Purpose of carrying the Powers of the said Act into Execution, of which all Persons concerned are desired to take Notice By Order of the said Commissioners, HENRY BELL, SOLICITOR. Burnham Overy ( Staith) Norfolk, May 16, 1782. To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, ALL that neat and commodious MESSUAGE, situate in Burnham Overy ( Staith) aforesaid, now in the Possession of Mr. John Harwood, Merchant, with the Yards, Gardens, Conveniences, and Appurtenances be- longing to the same and therewith used. And also all those five TENEMENTS adjoining, in the Tenure or Use of the Workmen employed in the Malt- house,& cr herein after mentioned. And also all that capacious Malt house adjoining, ( near as extensive as the famous House at Brancaster) calculated both for Foreign and Home Trade containing three working Floors ( the Carriage only six Feet from Floor to Floor) laid with Terras and Pavements; two Cis- terns, the one for Foreign Trade, 120 Comb Steep and Dry, on Tiles, the other for Home Trade, 115 Comb Steep and Dry, on Hair- Cloth and Tiles ; three Kilns, two for Foreign, one for Home Trade, each about 27 Feet over; upon any Emergency abrat 36 Lasts of Malt may be made and dried off at this Malthouse in eight Days. and Ships of usual Burden are loaded there with great Ease, a navi- gable Canal running by the Side of the same. Also an Oven for burning Cinders, and large Arches for the Lodgment of them when burnt. Also a convenient Coal- house that will hold near 400 Chaldron of Coals. The above Premisses are now under Lease to the said Mr. John Harwood, at the yearly Rent of 100l. the Lease expires at Michaelmas, 1783; they were all lately built by the present Proprietor, Mr. Fowley, consequently in excellent Repair, are all Freehold, pay only eight Shil- lings per Annum to the Land Tax, and have no Quit Rent or other Outgoings whatever. For Price and further Particulars please to apply to THOMAS MENDHAM, of Briston, in the said County. To be peremptorily SOLD by AUCTION, At the King's Arms in East Dereham, Norfolk, on Friday the 31st of May, Inst. between the Hours of ten and four of the said Day, subject to such Conditions of Sale as will be then and there produced ( unless be- fore disposed of by private Contract, THE perpetual Advowsons of two Rectories in the Neighbourhood of East Dereham aforesaid, ( well known to be a healthy Part of the said County) together of the yearly Value of 3351. N. B The Churches are within three Miles of each other, and the Livings are very moderately assessed to the Land Tax. J* To purchase the above by private Contract, or for further Particulars of the Advowsons, apply to Thomas Mendham, of Briston, in the said County. TO be SOLD, in Wymondham, in Norfolk, a MESSUAGE, fronting the Market- place, lately in the Use of Roger Dix, deceased, with the Yard and Gar- den thereunto belonging. Also the Mefiuage thereto adjoining, lately in the Use of William Payne, at the yearly Rent of . Also a Messuage in Market- street, lately in the Use of John Sowter, at 61. 10s. a Year. Also a Messuage in Damgate- street, now in the Use of Robert Howse, at the yearly Rent of 1l. 19s. To he Lett, and entered upon immediately, a FARM, at Fundenhall, ( near the Turnpike Road) within ten Miles of Norwich) containing 72 Acres of good Land, with convenient Buildings thereon. Enquire of Mr. Cooper, or Mr. Stoughton, both of Wymondham aforesaid. NORWICH MERCURY, SAFE and SPEEDY, well LIGHTED and GUARDED, From the White- Swan Inn, St. Peter's, NORWICH. THE Proprietors of this Carriage, deeply im- pressed with a Sense of Gratitude, beg leave to re- turn their sincere Thanks to a generous Public, for the great Encouragement they have met with ever since the first Establishment of their Coach ; and to assure their re- spectable Protectors, that they will continue to serve them with their usual Punctuality and Dispatch, to whom alone they attribute their Success, which they are hold to say has hitherto surpassed their most sanguine Expecta- tions. - For the better Accommodation of Ladies and Gentlemen travelling the London Road, and to prevent a Variety of Accidents, no Outside Passengers are permit- ted on the Top ; this being an Advantage peculiar to this Carriage alone, renders it preferable to every other. The NORWICH MERCURY sets out from the above Inn every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings, at Six o'Clock precisely, goes through Diss, Bury, and Sud bury, to the Plough Inn, Prince's street, Soho, London, and returns from thence every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Evenings, at Nine o'Clock precisely.—— For the Conveniency of Ladies and Gentlemen at the different Parts of the Town, Goods and Parcels are carefully book'd at the under- mentioned Coffee- houses, & c. London, viz. the Saracen's Head Inn, Aldgate; the Queen's Arms Tavern, Newgate- street ; and Seago's Coffee- house, Holborn. Performed by the Public's most obedient humble Ser vants, GREEN, Messrs KING, FOSTER and Comp. TO BE SOLD, A Valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate in Leziatt, and Bawsey, near King's Lynn, in the County of Norfolk, consisting of a good Farm House, a new built Barn, Stables, all convenient Sheds aud Out. houses, and about 277 Acres of Arable and Pasture Land ; a Warren of about 154 Acres, an extensive and va- luable Sheepwalk, and the Liberty of depasturing Cattle in Leziatt, Bawfey, Mintlyn aad Ashwicken. The Whole is now under Lease to Mr. Robert Morgan, for 14 Years from Michaelmas, 1777, at the yearly Rent of 1 50I. and is very moderately assessed to the Land Tax. Also fifty- five Acres of Pasture Land, lying at Albo- rough, near Aylsham, in the same County, much the greater Part Freehold, and the Rest Copyhold, now lett to a good Tenant, at the Rent of forty five Pounds, and the Pasturage 0/ a Horse throughout the Year. Tine Tenant is willing to take a twenty- oue Years Lease thereof at that Rent. There is an annual Rent Charge upon this Land of three Pounds, but it is very moderately assessed to the Land Tax. For further Particulars enquire of Thomas Fydell, Esq. at Boston, in Lincolnshire, Messrs. Bolton and Malt- by, Attornies, in the Old Jury, London, and Mr. Samuel Harmer, Attorney, at Norwich. To be SOLD by AUCTION, At the Angel Inn, in the Market- place at Yarmouth, on Monday the 27th of May, 1782 at Nine o'Clock in the Forenoon, THE following GOODS, lying there, and there to be delivered, being te entire Cargo of the Goods saved out of the ANNA MARIA, Capt. Laust Hans- sen Moller, from Ostend to Marseilles, and sold for Ac- count of the Insurers : 37 Bags of Ginger 156 Sacks Cocoa Nuts 78 Sacks Pimento 163 Sacks Black Pepper 33 Barrels 3 Sacks White Ditto 3 Boxes Spermacetci 1 Calk Camphire 4 Di. to Red Emery 3 Ditto Arsenic 1 Ditto Vitriol 2 Di to Balsam 1 Diao Isinglass 1 Box Opopenax 1 Cask Balsam of Tolu I Dragon's Blood 1 Chest Cinnabar 1 Chest Borax 1 1 Hhd. Gum Arabic 50 Casks salted pork 183 Whole Firkins of Butter 49 Double Firkins Ditto 2 Casks of Cutlery, English Manufactory 3 Casks do. Foreign do. For Exportation 1 Case of Nautical Instrumems 5 only. The above Goods to be seen from the 2oth Inst. to th Time of Sale, from the Hours of Ten to Twelve in th Morning, and Three to Five in the Afternooio, by appl ing at the Accompting- house of William Manning, Esq ot Yarmouth, where Catalogues may be had. M Wednesday and Thursday s Post. LONDON Tuesday, May 21. THE following letter was written by Sir George Brydges Rodney to his agent, P. Mailer, Esq. and received in the last dispatches from the West- Indies: " Formidable at sea, April 14. 1782. " My dear friend, the battle is over, and the British fleet victorious. De Grasse is now in my cabin. The Ville de Paris and four ships of the line are in our possession ; one sunk, their whole fleet completely mauled, and their loss in men must have been prodigious, as their whole army was on board, consisting of 5500 men. The battle lasted from six o'clock in the morning to seven o'clockat night, without intermission. I am now steering towards Jamaica, to protect that island, and give the Spaniards, a drubbing. I am yours, & c. G. R. Yesterday the letters brought over in the Andro- mache frigate, which is arrived at Bristol, were de livered at the Post- office. They make mention of a report being very prevalent at St. Lucia, that the Santa ArmOnica frigate had fallen in with, and captured m American privateer, commanded by Paul Jones, off Tortola. it is said, that he, in company with several privateers, had been plunder- ins this Island. Government have not received any official intelligence of this capture. These letters likewise add, that the London fleet, bound to Ja- maica, still remained at Gros Islet Bay, but were expected to sail from thence the 13th of April, Under convoy of the Princess Carolina, of 50 guns, and two 64 gun ships. It is not unlikely but Ad- miral Rodney will escort them down to Jamaica, as was repairing his fleet with great dispatch to go to that island, when the Andromache sailed fiom him. The French fleet were gone to Hispaniola, the place of their destination, to form a junction with the Spanish squadron ; but the disaster that has happened to the former, will, in all probability, in- duce them to decline any farther operations this year, relative to the attack of Jamaica. The Dons will be much mortified on this occasion, when they find themselves under ihe necessity of abandoning their darling object, the reduction of Jamaica. The Ville de Paris of 110 guns, captured by the brave Rodney, in the late severe conflict in the West- Indies, is said not only to be the latest, but the completest ship in the world. She was a pre- sent from the city of Paris to the French King, on the breaking out of the present war. By authen- tic letters which accompanied the late dispatches. We learn that our illustrious veteran forced his way through the thickest of the enemy's fire, till he came along- side of the Ville de Paris, which he en- gaged alone in the Formidable, of 90 gunS. Dur- ing the whole of the action he gave his orders with the most perfect composure, at the same time de- claring, in the most peremptory manner, to his offi- cers and men, that he would take the French Ad- miral or go to the bottom. In the annals of this country we do not find a greater instance of person- al valour than Sir George exhibited in his memora- ble battle, nor can there be a finer display of nauti- cal skill, than his manoeuvring the fleet for the pur- pose of bringing the enemy to close action. The Comte de Grasse, on being boarded by Sir Geoige Rodney, complained that he had been desert- ed by the division that were destined to support him ; and threw out the severest reflections on the particular conduct of Mons. Bougainville, his second in command. The Ville de Paris, in the late engagement in the West Indies, struck to the Formidable, the Glorieux to the Centaur, the Ardert to the Alcide, and the Cesar and Hector to the Barfleur and her second. The Ville de Paris struck her colours about ten minutes after Sir Samuel Hood came alongside of her in support of Sir George Rodney :— The shot of the Baufleur passed through both sides of the French flag ship. At the time the Ville de Paris struck her flag there remained only three mm upon deck but who were either killed or wounded, and the Comte de Grasse was one of the three. Twelve chests of money were found on board the - Ville de Paris, for the subsistance of the French troops destined for the descent against Jamaica. Capt. Blair, who was killed in the late action in the West- Indies, commanded the Dolphin frigate in the engagement between Admiral Parker and the Dutch fleet, near the Dogger Bark ; his conduct on that occasion was so gallant, that he was shortly after his return promoted to the command of ihe Anson, of 64 guns. This brave Officer was struck by a twenty- four pound shot, on his right side, shortly after the battle commenced, which had the shocking effect of dividing his body, and throwing the upper part of his remains on the opposite side of the quarter- deck. The accident by which the Caesar blew up, is said to have been owing to the carelessness of the car- penter, whose candle set fire to a rum- cask in draw- ing some spirits; and what is very extraordinary, of all the persons on board, he was the only one who was saved. The capture of De Grasse and Langara may be put in the opposite scale, to counterbalance the loss of two of our Commanders, in Chief, Burgoyne and Cornwallis. The number of prisoners which the late glorious victory has put into our hands ex- ceeds that of the British army that piled their arms at Saratoga: When General Burgoyne was consult- ing whether he should capitulate or not, he stated to the Council of War his effective force to be 3500 men. Now the returns of men on board the five prizes, made by Sir George Rodney, make our pri- soners greatly 10 exceed this number. On board the Ville de Paris there were 1300 men; the Hector had 750, and 150 soldiers; the Caesar as many, the Glorieux the same ; and the Ardent 650, and 100 soldiers: The total amounting to 4800 men; now admitting the very exaggerated account to be true, that there were 470 killed on board the Ville de Paris, and allowing 50 killed in each of the four prizes, the total of killed onboard the five will amount to 670; which deducted from 4800, leave the prisoners to us, 4130 or 630 men more than piled their arms at Saratoga. Extract of a letter from Aberdeen, May 13. " We have now the agreeable prospect of enjoy- ing seasonable weather; on Sunday the wind shifted to the south, and we have since had several warm and refreshing showers. We have heard from many parts of the high country, that their cattle are starv- ing for want of fodder ; and that several farmers have been obliged to kill great part of their stock." We know not how far our readers will allow inspiration to our present race of poets from the excellence of their writings; but certain we are, that at last one of them possesses something of the prophets spirit. As a proof of it we insert the fol- lowing extract of a poem, written by Lord Carlisle mote than eighteen years ago, while at Eton school, in praise of his school- fellows there at that period: HOW will my Fox alone, by strength of parts, Shake the loud Senate, animate the hearts Of fearful Statesmen ! while around you stand Both Peersand Commons, list'ning your command; While Tully's sense its weight to you affords, His nervous sweetness shall adorn your words : What praise to Pitt, to Townshend e'er was due, In future times, my Fox, shall wait on you. A few days ago a woman was committed to Man- mouth gaol for the murder of her two bastard chil- dren, being twins, about a fortnight ago. They were found hid in a hole in her house, where she used to keep wood ashes. From the LONDON GAZETTE. BANKRUPTS.— Joseph Robertson, late of Nicholas- lane, Insurance- broker — Simon Shearman, late of White- cross street, St. Giles, Cripplegate, Middlesex, victualler. — William Ponting, late of Cheapside, St Mary 1e Bow, pastry- cook.— Thomas Hutchins, late of Holbcrn. Middle- sex, vintner— John Pakin, late of Workington, Cum- berland, shopkeeper.— Joseph Stacpoole, of Essex- court. Middle- emple, and of the Inner- temple. money- scri- vener.— James Poyntz, late of Shepton Mallet, Somerset- shire, clothier. Friday's Post and Express. LONDON, Thursday, May 23. HOUSE of COMMONS. WEDNeSDAy, May 22. MR. Secretary Fox moved, " That the thanks of this House be given to Sir George Brydge Rodney, Bart Knight of the Most Hon. Order of the Bath, & c. for the very brilliant and important victory which he gained over the Frerch fleet in West Indies on the 12th of April last."— And. " That the thanks of that House be given Sir Samuel Hood, Rear Admiral Drake, Com- modore Affleck, Sir Charles Douglas," and the rest of the Captains who so gallantly distinguished them- selves in the action under Sir G. Rodney, and th . the Commander in Chief do acquaint them of the same." These motions were agreed to nemine contradicente. Mr. Fox then moved, as a resolution, " That the " House highly approved of, and do acknowledge " the signal conduct of the seamen in the fleet under " the command of Sir G. B. Rodney, in the late " great and decisive victory obtained over the enemy, " and that the Captains do. signify the thanks of that " House to their several crews." Mr. Secretary at War suggested to insert the words " and marines," which was accordingly done, and the motion passed, nemine contradicente. REMaInDer OF THF BUDGET. The order of the day being called for, the House resolved itsef into a Committee of the whole House, Mr. O'd in the Chair, when Lord John Cavendish rose, he said, upon an oc- casion which was very unpleasant to him, but which the duty of his office made necessary, which was to state to the House some taxes in lieu of those which he looked upon to be exceptionable. His Lordship then informed the House, that he looked upon the Play- house tax, as it was called, to be both unpro- ductive and unpopular, as the charges of collecting that tax, together with the mode of it, would never answer its original purpose he therefore should decline it. He should likewise in a degree decline the tax upon land and water carriage, as to the mode he would therefore propose, instead of a duty of 3d. upon each ton for every mile, to raise the tax upon the several turnpikes of the kingdom, at the rate of 50 per cent, for the land carriage, and annually for every ton by water carriage., In respect to the first of these, he had in a degree made the experi- ment, by sending men for that purpose through the different turnpikes of the kingdom, and he had made the calculation such as he was confident it would be productive, at the same time one third lighter on the subject than the former : and in respect to the water carriage, he looked upon the annual 2s. per ton to be so reasonable a tax, as not to be complained of as burthensome. These taxes, he supposed, would produce about 38O, OoO1. and to those he would further propose an additional duty of one pound on four- wheel carriages, which, with the former duty, would make the whole annual tax upon this species of carriages to amount tO 61. 12s Agreeable to these proportions he moved his first resolution. Lord Surry made a slight objection to the certainty of the turnpikes answering the whole of the tax, as well as to some distictions which he thought might be necessary to make in respect to the carriage of coals, lime, & c. Mr. Rolle, Sir Thomas Clavering, Sir W. Cun- ningham, and others, likewise threw out their opi- nions relative to the modifications of the tax, with- out disputing the principles or the necessity of it. Lord Mahon drew a comparison in favour of this tax, against that proposed some time since by Lord North, by saying this spread the tax more lightly and generally, whereas that of the noble Lord's in the end taxed every thing on the consumer. Lord North did nor rise, he said, to dispute the tax, but to defend himself from the charges of the noble Lord who spoke before. After this he con- fessed the noble Lord's ( Lord j. Cavendish) tax was lighter than his, provided it could be made as pro- ductive. After a conversation, rather than a debate, of some time, on this ground, Lord John Cavendish moved his several resolu- tions, which were agreed to. courage, and the whole directed by able and enterprising Ministy that possesses the confidence of the people. What may now be expected, when every individual seems eager to exert himself for the good of his country ? The lion is at last roused, and we trust nothing but an honourable peace will ever make him retire to his den. It is said, that an express is sent after Admiral Pigot to recall him from superceding the brave Rod- ney, who is to continue the supreme naval command in the West- Indies. On Tuesday night the Marquis de Foyga, a Co- lonel in ihe French service, taken in the fleet of de Grasse by Admiral Rodney, and brought here in the Andromache, arrived at the Royal Hotel in Pall- Mall, being authorized by Admiral de Grasse to prepare accommodations for him, he being expected in the next ship that arrives from the West Indies. The following is a comparative view of the strength of the English and French fleets in the late engagements in the West Indies, which ended se glo riously for the former 36 of the line, containing 2648 guns. Difference in favour of the French 8 guns, excla- sive of the- Minotaur of 74 guns, and Le Fier of 54 guns, armee en flute. As three of the French fleet were said to be out of repair, the force of the two fleets'may be considered as very nearly equal. Letters from Tripoli bring an account of the plague having broke- out there, and carried off great number of the inhabitants; that it was brought thereby a vessel which lately arrived from Con stantinople. According to the last advices from Constantinople no less than 50,000 people had died of the plague since the beginning of the year. Mr. Child, the banker, and his attendants, are returned, to town, after a vain pursuit of the Earl of Westmoreland, who carried off Miss Child early on Friday morning - - :— two of Mr. Child's pursuers came up with the amorous fugitives a little on the other side of Baldock, one of whose horses was in stantly shot under him by Lord Westmoreland's peo- ple, to prevent his getting, a- head of them, the man's intent bein. g to retain all the carriages at the next stage and thus stop the lovers progress; the other servants instantly turned tail, ard from that moment the pursuit was abandoned; so that there is not the smallest doubt but the young spirited heroine has before this time been hailed the lovely Countess of West- moreland. The last dispatches from Lord Howe contain ac- count's that the Dutch fleet had returned into the Texel, and that His Lordship, with the squadron un- der his command, was blocking them up. Government are waiting wiih great impatience for some further dispatches from Admiral Rodney, which we have every reason to believe will give us an account of his beating the Spaniards at Cape Francois. The last Gazette contains the most pleasing intelli- gence that has been given to the public during the present war; and from the situation of affairs, there is great reason to expect more good news will short- ly be received. The thick cloud that has been hang- ing over this country for some time, seems now 10 be dispelling, and Providence again appears to smile upon the British arms. It can be no small satisfac- tion to a man that loves his country to reflect on our present superiority over the enemy both in the East and West Indies, whilst at home our trade is pro- tected, a fleet under Admiral Kempenfelt blocks up the port of Brest, and another under Lord Howe makes the ungrateful Dutch to tremble. Unani- mity at home begins most generally to prevail, our navy begins to be inpired with a love for glory, our Commanders are men of the greatest experience and HOME NEWS. On Sunday morning an express arrived here with the very impoitsnt news of Sir G. B. Rodney hav- ing defeated the French fleet, under Compte de Grasse, which was confirmed by the papers that af- ternoon, and next morning by the Gazette. Every public demorstration of joy was expected to be ex- pessed on so momentuous sn occasion ; but lo ! the reverse— Only the house of Roger Kerrison, Esq; and one in St. Michael's at Plea, were illuminated in the evening. How does this indifference of the people correspond with their late animated addresses to the Throne ? Perhaps addresses are but the phrenzy of the day, and calculated by the few in their sen- ses as the best apology for past errors.— Ecquid te pu- det ? Last Monday evening the inhabitants of Loddon, On receiving the important intelligence of the victory obtained ovet the French fleet in the West Indies, by Sir George Brydges Rodney, displayed every de- monstration of joy, by ringing of bells, firing of guns, illuminations, & c. And by accounts from our correspondents at the principal towns and villages in this county we learn, that the general joy diffused on Monday last, on the arrival of the news of the defeat of the French fleet by the gallant Admiral Rodney, was such as has not been experienced since the glorious era of 1759: the day was spent with festivity, and the eve- ning concluded with ringing of bells, illuminations, bonfires, and other demonstrations of joy. Lord Robert Manners, who was dangerously wounded in the late engagement in the West Indies, and died on his passage home, was Captain of the Resolution, of 74 guns; hi commission is dated January 17, 1780. He was born February 6, 1758, the youngest son of the renowned Marquis of Gran- by, and brother of the present Duke of Rutland. In l78o, Sept. 14, he was chosen Knight of the Shire for the county of Cambridge, after a sharp contest, during which time, tho' lying off Ply- mouth, he never once quitted the command of his ship, declaring, ' that he had no intention of sleep- " ing ashore till he was an Admiral!" Lord Robert Manners having had both his legs, and one of his arms, shot off in the engagement, it is rather lucky that he did not survive this muti- lation. Lieutenant Charles Hobart, who was killed in the late desperate engagement in the West Indies, is third son to John Hobart, Esq. of St. James's- square, and was a youth of great expectation. The following French, Spanish, and Dutch ships of the line, now grace the British navy, besides se- veral frigates, sloops, & c. which have been taken this war: — " La Ville de Paris, 110 guns; Gibraltar, 80; Le Glorieux, 74; Le Hector, 74 ; Le Pegase, 74 ; Dilgence, 70; Monarch, 70; Princessa, 70; Pro- thee, 64; L'Auctionnaire, 64; Prince William, 64; and Prince Edward, 64 guns. A correspondent observes, that in the late signal victory obtained ever the French in the West In- dies, by Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney, and the fleet under his command, Great Britain has re- gained her former Ardour, snatched the Glory from the French, conquered Hector, and deftroyed Casar, made a Formidable attack on the City of Paris, and forced her to surrender at discretion. Monday last the West Suffolk regiment marched from this city to St. Edmund's Bury, And on Tuesday the first division of the East Norfolk came here from Yarmouth. Next day the remainder arrived ; and, we hear, they are to re- main till further orders. The West Norfolk regiment are at Yarmouth, of which parties are employed on the works carrying on there. It is expected, that not less than seven regiments will encamp some time next month in the vicinity of Yarmouth. Wednesday evening passed through this city, OH his way from Yarmouth to Eriswell, the Right Hon. the Earl of Orford. Yesterday se'nnight a meeting of the inhabitants of St. Stephen's parish, in this city, was held at the Rampant Horse, when a military association Was agreed to be entered into, and that Government should be applied to for arms. On Monday next the parishioners of St. George's Colgate will meet for the same laudable purpose, as will those of St. Saviour's, at the King's Head in Magdalen- street, on the same day. In our next paper will be given, a more liberal and comprehensive plan for establishing and regulat- ing companies of public- spirited citizens, than any that has yet appeared: It is founded on principles of loyally and patriotism, and free from any con- troul but such as it adopts. To be serviceable to our country, without putting Government to expence, is certainly the true meaning of Volunteer corps! Such of the woithy citizens as cannot conveniently afford to furnish themselves with arms, may be sup- plied by a subscription of the more opulent, but no one should bear arms that cannot accommodate him- self with suitable uniforms. Last Wednesday se'nnight a meeting of the inhabi- tants of Cambridge was held at the Shire- hall, to take into consideratiun the letter and plan of the Earl of Shelburne, for increasing the internal de- fence of the kingdom. The letter and plan having been read, Mr. White, after some very pertinent observations on the business, moved the following resolution : " RESOLVED, That in the present alarming and exposed state of the nation, the inhabitants of this own are ready and willing to comply with his Ma- jesty's recommendation, and to second the endea- vours of the present active Administration, by adopting any constitutional plan, under the sanction of Government, for the raising of a speedy and effec tive internal defence for this kingdom, subject to such local regulations is their situation and circum slances may require." Mr. Mortlock proposed to add, " And at the same time in the humblest manner beg leave to express to his Majesty the high sense of gratitude they feel at seeing those men taken into his councils, in whom the nation have the firmest reliance ; and desire this their dispositon may be signified to his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State." The Resolution thus amended, being moved by Mr. Mortlock, and seconded by Mr. White, passed unanimously, and the Mayor was desired to trans- mit a fair copy of it to the Earl of Shelburne, sign- ed by Mr. James Day, as Clerk of the meeting. Another meeting of the inhabitants was held the same morning, in order to form a plan of an inde- pendent volunteer association, something similar to those of London and Lynn. Extract of a letter from Lynn Regis. " On Monday the 20th inst. the Independent As- sociation of this town had a field day, and it is but justice to them to observe, that they made a most respectable appearance, and performed their exercise with a dexterity that would have done honour to the most experienced veterans. The light infantry, commanded by Capt. Taylor, appeared to great ad- vantage, and practised some new manoeuvres with singular address. " The condect of the Officers on this occasion, as well as in every other instance, deserves the warm- est: commendation, and the steady, uniform atten- tion of Capt. Day ( the Commanding Officer) to the improvement of this Association in military disci- pline, merits the highest eulogiums' Subscribers to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital published in the Norwich News- Mrs. Baret - Parish of Salhouse - Philip Stevens, Esq. . Mrs. Day, of Horsford Rev. Dr. Tanner - Mr. James Green - - Anonymous, by Mr. Alderson Rev. C. Mordaunt, of Little Massingham William Norris, Esq. ... The prisoners in Bury gaol return pounds of beef, and 5s. for beer, sent them by an unknown benefactor. On Tuesday last a sudden fire broke out at Farn- ham, near Bury, which burnt down a large farm- house, but by the assistance of the engines from Bury, it was happily extinguished. An unlucky accident happened during the re- joicings at Rochford, in Essex, last Tuesday even- ing ; some muskets being cut short, and mounted on carriages, to answer the purpose of cannon in miniature, were loaded with paper wadding, so ce- mented, that on their being ignorantly fired amongst the populace, three persons were wounded, one of them so dangerously, in the fleshy part of the thigh, that his life is dispaired of. Last week was committed to the Castle, bv Tho- mas Durrant. Esq. Martha Mack, of Hautboys Mag- na, charged with stealing a quantity of barley, the property of William Blake, of Scottow, Gent, which she has confessed, Sunday was committed to the Castle, by William Girling, Esq. Henry Cunningham, alias Fuller, an old offender, charged with having broke open a cart belonging to Mr. South, and stealing thereout a large quantity of goods, to the value of about 40I. most of which were found upon him. On Saturday last died at Burgh- castle, near Yar- mouth, Peter Kay, Gent, his many good qua- lities make his loss regretted by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Last Saturday died at Bracondale, near Norwich, Peast Hart, Gent, in the 74th year of his age, late of Bury St. Edmund's, and many years one of the capital Burgesses of that borough. Last Sunday died, at Ipswich, Mr. Robert Good- win, an apothecary, and one of the common council men of the corporation. Saturday last died, Philip Dennis, Esq; Major of the East EsseX regiment of militia. MAY 21, 1782. EAST DeREHAM SECOND SUBSCRIPTION ASSEMBLY will be on Tuesday the 4th of June next. Non- subscribers Tickets 3s. each. Tickets to be had at the King's Arms and George Inns, East Dereham. For the BENEFIT of Mr. and Mrs. MILLER. AT THE THEATRE- ROYAL, by his Majesty's Servants, on Saturday, May the 25th, 1782, will be presented a Comedy, called Th e WAY of the WORLD. of the Play a HORNPIPE, by Mr. MILLER. Between the play and Farce a Musical Interlude ( never performed here) called The ROVER ; Or, The RIVAL SHEPHERDESSES. End of the interlude an occasional PROLOGUE, by Mr. MILLER. To which will be added a Farce, ( not acted here these five Years) called The IRISH WIDOW. Widow BRADY, ( being her first Appearance in that Character) Mrs. MILLER. To begin at Half an Hour after Six o'Clock. Tickets to be had of Mr. and Mrs. Miller, at Miss Holmes's, near St. Stephen's Church, at the usual Places, and of Mr. Dove, at his Office, of whom Places for the Boxes. may be- taken. Norwich, May 25, 1782. NORFOLK MILITIA. WHEREAS there are at this Time a considerable Number of Vacancies remaining to be filled up for Parishes in the several Sub- divisions belonging to the First or Western Regiment of Norfolk Militia, ; for the Year 1782, it is therefore hereby earnestly re- quested by the Right Hon. the Earl of ORFORD, that the Gentlemen acting as Deputy Lieutenants in the said several Sub- divisions will take the earliest Oppor- tunity in their Militia Proceedings, that such Vacan- cies may be speedily and properly filled up, and the said Regiment compleated without further Delay. By Order of the Earl of Orford, EDWARD HARCOURT, Clerk of the General Norfolk Militia Meetings. For the BENEFIT of Mr. DOVE and Mrs. WESTON. AT the THEATRE- ROYAL, by his Majesty's Servant, 0n Monday, May the 27th, will b » pre- faced an Opera, Called NECESSITY; Or, A TRIP to YARMOUTH. End of the Play an Interlude, called The EPHESIAN MATRON. Between thePlay and farce SHAKESPEARE's SEVEN AGES, by Mr. DANCER. To will be added ( by Desire) a Farce, calltd The DIVORCE. To begin at half past Six o'clock. Tickets to be had of Mrs. Weston, at Mr. Hayton's, Baker, in the Upper Market, at the usual Places, and of Mr. Dove, of whom Places for the Boxes may be taken. Mr. MALSTER and Mr. CLIMENTS. AT the THEATRE- ROYAL, by his Majesty's Servants, on Wednesday May the 29th, will be pre sented a Comedy, called The PROVOK'D HUSBAND; Or, A JOURNEY to LONDON. Between the Play and Farce an Interlude, called LiNC0' s TRAVELS. To which will be added a Farce, called MISS in her TEENS. To begin at Hall an Hour after Six o'clock. Tickets to be had of Mr. Malster, opposite Dr. Dick's, of Mr. Climents, in St. James's, and of Mr. Love, at his Office, where Places for the Boxes may be taken. AT the THEATRE- ROYAL, by his Majesty's Servants, on Friday May the 31st, will be pre- sented a Tragedy, called GEORGE BARNWELL. The Part of Barnwell by a young Gentleman of Norwich, ( being his first Appearance on any Stage.) In Act I. a SONG by Mrs. WESTON. Between the Acts two SONGS, taken from the DUENNA, In IMITATION of Mr. LEONI, By a Person, being his first Appearance in Public. To which will be added ( for the last Time of performing) a Pantomime, called The ELECTION; Or, HARLEQUIN TRIUMPHANT. With the BAKERS in an UPROAR. To begin at Half an Hour past Six o'Clock. » .• TlCKEtS delivered by Mr. DAVIS and Mr. PRIOR will be admitted. The THEATRE at YARMOUTH will be opened on Wednesday the 5th of June. MARTIN CROCKET, BOOK BINDER and STATIONER, BEGs Leave to acquaint his Friends and the Public, that he has taken a Shop nearly opposite the Maid's Head, in St. Simon's, Norwich, and that he has laid in a large Stock of Books for the Instruction of Youth, with a Variety of other Articles of Entertain- ment and Amusement, which, with all Kinds of the most approved Medicines, and Stationary Wares, will be sold 0n the most reasonable Terms, and the utmost At- tention paid to all such Commands as he may have the Honour to be favoured with. N. B. Books bound in all the various Bindings, also Merchants Accompt Books made and ruled to any Pattern. Magazines, Reviews, and all other periodical Publications, carefully delivered to order. NORWICH and YARMOUTH DILIGENCE SETS out from the Duke's Palace precisely at Six o'Clock every Morning, to the White Horse Inn, near the Church, Yarmouth, and returns from Yarmouth at Four in the Afternoon, to carry three Inside Passengers, at 4s. each, and one Outside, at 2s — Parcels will be car- ried on the most reasonable Terms, and the greatest Care taken to have them safely delivered — Performed by ROBERT TURNER and Co. The above Diligence will continue during the Summer Season to set out every Morning precisely at Six, and return every Afternoon at Four o'Clock. A VERY CHEAP SALE. WILLIAM MATTHEWS, at the Glass Ware- house, Golden Key, in the Market- place, Nor- wich, intends declining that Branch of Trade ; the Stock, consisting of the following Articles, are now selling con- siderably under Prime Cost : a large Assortment of Wine Glasses, engraved, Diamond- cut, and plain, elegant Glass Candlesticks, Salvers, Syllabubs and Jellies, Confection- ary Glasses, Decanters, engraved and plain, Goblets, Rum- mers, Beer and Ale Glasses, Lamps of all Sorts, Globes, several Sets of handsome Casters, and every other Article in the Glass Trade. N B. Apothecaries may be served on the very lowest Terms with Specie Glasses, Phials, Gallipots, Tow and Corks. An APPRENTICE WANTED for a genteel Business in Norwich, a young Man of reputable Parents, and good Edu- cation. Apply to Messrs. Hudson and Hatfield, Bankers. TO be LETT, and entered upon at next Mi- chaelmas, O. S. a FARM at Grimston, in Norfolk, in the Occupation of William Trundle, jun. consisting of a very good House, with proper Barns, Stables, and ether Outhouses, and 800 Acres of Land adjoining, whereof 250 Acres are inclosed, and lie round the House, and the other 550 Acres adjoins the Inclosures, and not inter- mixed with any other Lands. All Tythe free, and Whole- year Land, Enquire of Alderman Case, of Lynn— Timothy Wink- field, of Geyton Thorpe, will shew the Premisses. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By JONATHAN GLEED, On Wednesday and Thursday, the 29th and 30th of this Instant, May, 1782, at the Dwelling house of Mr. Clement Ives, in St. Martin's at Palace, Norwich, THE HOUSHOLD FURNITURE, & C. of the said Mr. Ives ; confiding of Four- post and other Bedsteads, with Worsted, Damask, Check, and other Hangings, exceeding good Feather- beds and Bedding, Mahogany Dining and other Tables, Mahogany and other Chairs, with Hair Seats, & c. Pier and other Glasses, Plate, China, Kitchen Furniture, a beautiful Lead Figure of Fire, on a Pededal, & c. & c. The whole to be viewed on Tuesday the 28th, from Ten till Two.— Each Day's Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock. Catalogues to be had on Monday, at Jonathan Gleed's, the Auctioneer, and John Wright's, Appraiser. TROWSE TURNPIKE. THE Trustees for the said Turnpike are desired to meet at the Guildhall, in the city of Norwich, on Monday next, the 27th Inst. at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon. By Order of the Commissioners, WILLIAM DEWING, Clerk. turnpike RoaD From NORWICH tO WATTON. NOTICE is hereby given, that there being no Trustee present at the Meeting ordered to be held this Day at the Guildhall, in the City of Norwich, for carrying into Execution the Act of Parliament for amend jng and widening the said Road, I have therefore in pur- suance of the said Act appointed the said Trustees to meet at the said Guildhall, in the said City of Norwich, on Wednesday the fifth Day of June next, at Eleven o'Clock in the Morning, to proceed in the Execution of the said Act. Given under my Hand this twenty- second Day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty two. CAPEL BRINGLOE, Clerk to the Trustees. HEIGHAM, near Norwich, May 11, 1782. STOLEN or STRAYED, late on Saturday Night, the 11th, or early on Sunday Morning, the 12th of May, Inst. a GREY MARE, about fourteen Hands and a Half high, belonging to George Woods, in the Parish of Heigham, now rising nine Years old, switch Tail, banging Mane, a Speck upon the near Eye, thin Neck, a Scar upon her near Shoulder, and an Anberry upon the near Foot behind.— Whoever will bring the said Mare to the Owner shall be rewarded for their Trouble, and all reasonable Charges allowed. A CAPITAL FARM. TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, O. S. EAST- HALL FARM, at Sedgeford, in the County of Norfolk, late in the Occupation of Mr. Wacey Dunham ; consisting of a good Farm- house, Barns, Stables, and other convenient Outhouses, and one thousand and thirty- five Acres of Land, free from all rectorial Tythes, together with a Right of Fold- course of consider- able Extent. Also the rectorial Tythes of about two thousand Acres of Land in the said Parish of Sedgeford. For further Particulars ot this, which is a desirable Farm, enquire of Mr. Finch, of Norwich; Mr. Robert Whincop, of Lynn ; or Mr. Casey, at Heacham. THE FARM at SHERNBOURNE, in this County, which has hitherto been advertised to be lett, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, consisting of a Farm- house, Barns, Stables, and other Conveniences, with 448 Acres of Land, laying together, Tythe free, and Whole- year, is still to LETT; also one other FARM in Shernbourne is likewise to be LETT, and entered upon at the same Time, now in the Occupation of Francis Proctor, consisting of a good Farm- house, Barns, Stables, & c. with 325 Acres of Land, in very good Condition, laying together, Tythe free, and Whole- year. As these two Farms belong to the same Property, and adjoin upon each other, having no Person's Lands between them, they may with great Convenience be occupied together ; they will be lett together, or separate. Enquire of Mr. Scarse, sen, at Snettisham, or of Mr. Adam Burrell, at Anmer, NORWICH, May 24, 1782. TO be LETT, in St. Andrew's Parish, at Mid- summer next, two good DWELLING- HOUSES ; consisting of a Parlour, Dining room, Kitchen, and other Conveniencies to each House.— Rent at ten Guineas a Year each Enquire of Mr. Marston, Soap- boiler, in the said Parish, or of Roger Kerrison, Esq. FIR POLES to be SOLD. AS Foreign Fir Yew firs are very scarce and dear, any Person wanting to repair the Roofs of Barns, or outhouse, covered with Thatch, or wanting Rails to part Inclosures of Pasture, or make Hurdle- gates, may be sup- plied with English Fir Poles ef the best red Wood, very cheap, of sufficient Thickness, and above twenty Feet in length, by enquiring of Mr. James Hardy, Attorney, in Norwich, or of Mr. William Brown, Gardener, at Thorpe, near Norwich. To be SOLD, AN ESTATE in Seaming, in Norfolk, consist- ing of a Messunge, Barn, Stable, and other Out- houses, in gord Repair, and about sixteen Acres of very goed Arable and Pasture Land, and a Planting of about four Acres, in the Occupation of John Arnold, at the yearly Rent of 22I. For Price and further Particulars apply to Mr. Thomas Smyth, Attorney, at Dereham. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By H. K E Y M E R, On Wednesday the 5th of June, 1782, and two following Day., ALL the HOUSHOLD FURNITURE and Stock in Trade of Mr. John Rose, late of East Dereham, Norfolk, Sadler, deceased ; consisting of eight good Beds, Mahogany and other Tables, Chairs, Looking Glasses, Bureau and Book- case, Clocks, Coal- grates, Brewing- coppers, Kitchen Furniture, & c. alfo eight fine Cows and Steers, four Horses, Waggon, Market, Muck, and Turnip Carts, Plough, Harrows, & c. Men's and Side- saddles, new Bridles, Pelham Curb and other Bits, Stirrup Irons, Whips, Girths, Webs, Buckles, Rollers, Curry- combs, Horse Brushes, and other Sadlers Wares of all Sorts. Catalogues will beoutin due Time.— Begin each each Day at Ten o'Clock. Also to be SOLD by AUCTION, on Friday the 14th of June next, between the Hours of Three and Five in the Afternoon, at the Eagle, in Dereham aforesaid, the DWELLING HOUSE of the said John Rose, a modern well- built genteel House, well situated for Trade ; consist ing of five lower Rooms, five Chambers, and five good Garrets, a Yard and Stable. N. B. All persons who were indebted to the said John Rose at his Decease, are desired to pay the same to John Rose, his son and Administrator, within a Month, and those who have any Demands on him, are desired to send an Account thereof to John Rose, the Son, directly. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. VIENNA, M » y I. THE frost continues very rigorous, so that the trees and vines have suffered extreme- ly. A Courier arrived from Italy re- ports, that so great a quantity of snow has fallen there, that 200 men have been employed to clear the road through which the Com. de Nord was to pass. PARIS, May 10. The defeat of Admiral Bick- erton, on his departure from Port de Praya, is not confirmed. M. de Pluvinel has just brought to the King the flags taken from the English at Demerari. He hath also delivered to the Ministry a relation of the ope- rations of M. de Kersaint, from the 29' h of Janu- ary, to the 8th of February of this year, as well with respect to Demerari as to Essequibo, and the Berbices. AMSTERDAM, May 16. Yesterday in the af- ternoon a fleet of about fifteen or sixieen English ships of the line were seen passing the Texel; they came from the North, and directed their course to the West. Towards evening they were within sight of Gaats. This fleet is supposed to be that under the command of Lord Howe, and which the English had dispatched in consequence of the information which they had received of the departure of the squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Count de Byland, as they feared a ennterprize on the part of the Hollanders. In the afternoon the Admiral gave the signal for the Captains to come on board. There is no fear of any attack on the part of the English, because their ships are too large to approach our coast. There are missing from the squadron of the Count de Byland, which entered the Texel on Fri- day last, the Zuidebeveland, the Erf Prins, the Bel- lona, the Thetis, and the Jager packet- boat ; and we are uneasy about the Ziriskee of 60, and the Goes, of 50 pieces of cannon, which belong to the department of Zealand, and are said to have set sail. The letters received this day say that the English are again before the Texel. Vice Admiral Kindsbergen, who had departed express for the Hague, having learned on the road the arrival of the English fleet, immediately returned, and that officer arrived yesterday evening in the Helder. To be SOLD, ASmall FARM at Northwold, near Stoke, in Norfolk, consisting of a Dwelling- house, Barn, Stable, and other convenient Outhouses, and about forty- nine Acres of Arable Land, chiefly Freehold, with a Right of Commonage on an exceeding good Common for keeping Cattle and digging Firing, now in the Occupa- tion of Mr. James King, or his Undertenants, under an Agreement whereof six Years will be unexpired at Mi- chaelmas next, at twenty Guineas per Ann. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Cole, Attor- ney at Law, in Thetford. NORFOLK. TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately, in a pleasant Village near the Sea, a well established and old accustomed Grocer and Draper's SHOP, now in full Trade, and the Stock to be taken, which is all fresh, and in good Condition ; the present Proprietor being far advanced in Years, retires from Business. Further Particulars may be had by applying to Messrs. Hudson and Hatfield, Bankers, Norwich, or of Mr. James Kirby, Cromer. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By RICHARD BACON, At the Star in the Haymarket, Norwich, on Wednesday the 29th of May, inst. ALL that well- accustomed PUBLIC- HOUSE, situate in the said Haymarket, known by the Name of the BARLEY MOW The above has been in very considerable Trade for upwards of sixty Years, and is now Let at the Yearly Rent of Twenty- four Pounds. At the same time will be SOLD, an ESTATE in the Parish of St. John Timberhill, now lett at the Yearly Rent of Nine Pounds Eight Shillings. The Premisses may be viewed by applying to Mr. Coffey, at the Star aforesaid, or to the Auctioneer. To be SOLD by AUCTION, On Saturday the 8th of June next, at Twelve o'Clock, at the Angel, in the Market- place, in Yarmouth, unless sold before by private Contratt, THE FARM- HOUSE in Caister, near Yar- mouth, with the Barn, Stable, & c. and by Estima- mation thirty- three Acres of Arable Land, now in the Occu- pation of Thomas Rump ; also a Tenement near the said Messuage, in the Occupation of James Dawson. The Farm and Lands are under Lease, seven Years wherein will be unexpired at Michaelmas next.— This Estate adjoins to, and has Right of Commonage on Caister Commons; only one Acre Copyhold, Fine certain 2s. Quit Rent 1s. per Annum. The Parlour, Part of the Farm, and Gardens, are re- served to the Landlord.— Six or Seven Hundred Pounds, Part of the Purchase Money, will, if desired, be left on the Security of the Estate. Enquire of Mr. Samuel Watery of Ormesby, or of Thomas Clowes, Attorney, For Sprains, Bruises, Rheumatisms, & c. Dr. S TEER S's OPODELDOC. To Mr. STEERS, ChArING- CROSS. SIR, " the Advantage of the Public I think It my Duty to inform you, that a Month ago " I met with a Sprain in my Side, and the Small of my Back, which rendered me incapable of Business for se veral Days, till hearing of the Virtues of your Opo deldoc, I sent for one of the small Bottles, it is. 6d. which, through the Blessing of God, entirely removed my Pain, though very violent Indeed. I also inform you, that having the Rheumatism in my Shoulder, I applied the Opodeldoc, and found it far more effica cious than any thing I ever tried in that Complaint, which it cured in a few Times rubbing. " I am, Sir, your humble Servant, " Robinson's- lane, Chelsea, " JOHN GATES." " March 23, 1782." This Opodeldoc is sold by the Proprietors, H. Steers, ( Son of yhe late Dr. Steers,) at No. 9, Charing Cross ; and F. NeWBerrY, at the only Warehouse for Dr. James's Powder, No. 45, at the East End of St. Paul's, on the Coach Way, five Doors from Cheapside, towards Watling- street, in Bottles, Price 2s. 6d. and 1s 6d.. each. — Sold also by J. Crouse, B. Shreeve, and W. Chase and Co. at Norwich, and by the Country Venders of Mr. Newbery's other Medicines. As many Imitations of this Medicine are endea- voured to be obtruded upon the Public, all Purchasers are desired to observe, that on each Bottle of the Genuine is a Label, with the following Words :— dR. STFeRS's OpODeLDOC, PREPARED BY H. STEERS. A CAUTION to the PUBLIC. MR. HAYMAN, who lived with me as a Clerk seven Years, immediately after his Discharge published two Medicines by the Name, of Maredant's Drops and Vandour's Pills, declaring he assisted me in preparing them, which is absolutely false; his only Em- ployment was the regulating my Accounts : Can it be sup- posed, I should either shew him, or any other person how to make Maredant's Drops, & c. on which Myself and Family solely depend. What Judge can he be of Medi- cine, who was never a Phyfician, Surgeon or Apothecary I therefore hope that those afflicted with the Scurvy, or Nervous Complaints, will ( for their own Sakes) beware of counterfeit Medicines. There are two Impostors equally as ignorant; one was employed by me to distri- bute Pamphlets, and carry Boxes to the different Inns ; the other, that lives in Russel- Court, has told every Bo- dy he was an Apprentice to me seven Years, though ne- ver more than three or four Times in my House. Any Person calling in Golden Squaie, may be fully convinced of the Efficacy of Maredant's Drops, ( invented and prepared by Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, only) by a Reference to many responsible People that have been cu- red by them. MAREDANT's DROPS Are sold in Square Bottles, by Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, Golden Square, London; and at his Country House, at Smallberry Green, near Hounslow, at Half a Guinea and Six Shillings; each Bottle is wrapped in a Folio Bill of Direction and a Check, both signed by Mr. NORTON, i his own Hand- writing. The Half Guinea Bottles are sold at his House only. The Six Shilling Bottles are sold ( by his Appointment) by J. Crouse, Printer of this Paper, in the Market place, Norwich; Mr. Eaton, Yarmouth Messrs. Hollingworth and Co. and Mr. Whittingham, Lynn; and Mr. Clerk, at Thetford. Where may be likewise had VANDOUR's PILLS, at Two Shillings and Sixpence per Box; so efficacious in Nervous Complaints. FENDON's NERVOUS DROPS, at Six and Three Shillings per Bottle. As also WACE's ASTHMATIC DROPS, at Six and Three Shillings per Bottle. N. B. The first and last drawn Tickets are included. A Share at TWO GUINEAS will receive exactly DOUBLE the above Benefits. And a Share at HALF- A- GUINEA will receive ex- actly ONE HALF of the above Sums. *„* The above Shares partake of every Prize what- ever, throughout the whole Drawing, and have not two Blank, to a Prize. All Shares sold at the above Office will be stamped with the Crown, and round it," NICHOLSON- and Co.' » Lottery- Office." Letters ( Post Paid) punctually attended. — The Lottery begins Drawing June 24.— Schemes Gratis. The above Tickets and Shares may be had, without any additional Expence, by applying to J. CROUSE, PRINTER, In the MARKeT PLACE, NORWICH. Offered to the Public by MARY BUCK, Daughter of the late Mrs. HANNAH COCKRILL, of BECCLES, in Suffolk, Her incomparable OINTMENT for the ITCH, WHICH has been proved for upwards of fifty Years to eradicate that Complaint within EIGHT HOURS, by one Application only. Not the least In- convenience attends the Use of it ; but it is so innocent in its Nature that it may be applied to Infants at the Breast without the least Danger. It is universally allow- ed to be the best and most approved Remedy ever offered to the Public for that Complaint ; and was never known to fail. Price 1s. 6d. for grown Person,, and 1s. for Children, with printed Directions.— The above Oint- ment is not the least prejudicial to Linen. Sold by Appointment, by Adams, Luxfield Allum, Eye, Bedwell, Dehenham, Bray, Diss, Mrs. Burcham, Stowmarket Mrs. Church, Southwould, Crouse, Printer, Norwich, Crisp, Wrentham, Divers, Wangford, Fisk, Westacre, Gammage, Woodbrldge, Holmes, Loddon, Howard, Lowestoft, March, Printer, Yarmouth, Miller, Bungay, Oldham, Milton, Punchard; Bookeller, Ips- Rope, Hoxne, ( wich, Smiyh, Pakefield, Smith. Mendlesham, Tydeman, Needham Mar- Whiting, Harleston, ( ket, Wright, Framlingham, White, No. 120, Bishopsgate Without, LONDON. Sunday and Monday's Post Continued. HOUSE of COMMONS. Thursday, May 16. This day Mr. Pelham moved for leave to bring in a bill to put those who pay a fine of 10l. on a level, in point of privilege of not being called upon again till every man in the parish has served in the militia, with the man who finds a substi- tute. After a trifling opposition the motion was ' agreed to, and Mr. Pelham and Sir Charles Tur- ner ordered to prepare and bring in the same. Friday, May 17. EMANCIPATION of IRELAND. The House was remarkably full by about half past three o'clock, when the order, of the day was Called for, and the Houses went into a committee, Mr. Powis in the chair, The King's message, the declaration of rights of the people of Ireland, and the different papers relative to that business, were read ; after which Mr. Secretary fox rose and informed the House, that the sentiments he was going to offer were his own, and as such he desired the House would receive them. In the course of his speech he should have occasion to refer to the acts of the late Ministry, but he should not do it invidiously, he should only speak of it to shew, that by their mis conduct ( to call it by no harsher name) the con- cessions that Great Britain was going to make was chiefly to be attributed. He always had, and he was confident he always should hold it contrary to the rights of mankind, that any legis lature should make laws to bind a set of men con trary to their wishes ; he had spoke the same sen- timents with respect to America, and was certain, that had it not been for a wicked obstinacy in the late Ministry, we never should have lost those va- luable colonies, nor should we have had the pre- sent subject to dispute upon. He by no means blamed the people of Ireland for asking for what they had done, it seemed to him that they had asked for no more than their rights ; all that he thought bhmeable was, that the people of this country thould have given them occasion to com- plain. The power that was lodged in this country to bind Ireland should never have been exerted con- trary to the wishes and interests of that country ; for that was using the power contrary to the in- tent for which it was granted. The people of Ireland had complained, and very justly, that their Acts meant for the public good had been shame- fully mangled, and frequently rejected, without the merits of them being enquired into ; they cer- tainly had, and often he believed, by the advice and sole direction of one man, which undoubted- ly was contrtry to every principle of justice. The legislature of every country Was the most proper, to make laws for it, as they must be the best judges what laws it stood in need of; and for us to judge on matters to which we were total stran- gers, we must appear the same as all persons do that act upon questions on which they are totally ignorant. The people of Ireland, in their declaration, say, they with to share the fate of Britain, and to stand or fall with her; consequently they prove, that they do not want to shake off the connexion, but so make it stronger. They express, that no laws ought to bind them, except such as are made by the king, Lords, and Commons of Ireland ; and certainly they are right; for this country can- not be so good a judge of what is necessary to the welfare of that, as they are themselves. They wished for a repeal of the Act of the 6th of George the First, and certainly it ought to be granted to them ; for to maintain a right, which in fact you have not a power to assert is folly in the ex- treme : it was owing to the conduct of the British ' Parliament that they founded their complaints; for when they petitioned for only a small part of what they had a right to expect, the noble Lord in the blue ribbon refused to grant it, because he knew they were not in a condition to insist on it; but the next year, when he found necessity to protect themselves against a foreign foe had obli- ged them to take up arms, he made a virtue of ne- cessity, and not only granted them what they be- fore had a asked, but indeed more than they thought of having. He was exceeding happy to find that the people of Ireland had behaved so becoming sons of freedom, it was what every person ought to do when they found their liberties in danger. They had shewed themselves firm friends to their country, and not men armed for the purpose of overturning the constitution. In the midst of all their arming, they had expressed loyalty to his Majesty, and he firmly believed they were truly attached to his person, and the people of this country, as their interests were inseparable. The House of Commons of England ought to consider themselves as the representatives of the people of England, and not of Ireland, and whenever they assumed any other chararter, they were sure to be wrong. The passing of the Mutiny Bill, and ma- king it perpetual in Ireland, altbo' only temporary in England, was sufficient to alarm their jealou- sies, he said, and he did not wonder at their view- ing it in that light. The motions he was going to make, he hoped would be attended with the desired effect ; he hop- ed they would meet the approbation of Ireland, and place the union of that kingdom with this on the firmest basis possible; he wished to grant them their request handsomely, roundly, and entirely to their satisfaction, that in future there might be n0 room for jealousy or contention. The appel- lant jurisdiction to this country he could conceive as of no good effert to us, it answered no end, and only tended to create jealousies among the Irish, therefore it was a power of that sort that he could readily agree to give up ; and the same of Poyning's law. He was certain, he said, that a thorough union of the two kingdoms was essenti- ally necessary to the prosperity of both, and when good understanding, free from any jealousy, came to be established, we should receive such sources from that kingdom as we never yet expe- rienced ; trade and commerce would flourish, and instead of the frequent emigrations, there would be employment for all her people. Religion,- which had formerly divided Ireland, seemed now happily to be tolerated, and every rank of men were unanimouS in support of eaeh other's rights; he wished we were the same here, it would be much to our interests. That we could make Ire- land feel misery, and not grant them their request, was certain, for we had unfortunately established that doctrine with the Americans ; but would any except a madman say, that was a just or politic measure ? no, sure they would not, but that max- im had been followed by the late Ministry, for malice, instead of policy, seemed to be the rule by which they were guided. The Right Hon. Se- cretary spoke for upwards of an hour, during which time he shewed himself the able Statesman, and friend to liberty, and concluded with moving, " That it is the opinion of this Committee, *' that the act of the sixth of George the First, " declaring the right of Parliament to make laws " to bind Ireland, ought to be repealed." " That it is the opinion of this Committee, " that it is indispensably necessary for the interest " and happiness of both England and Ireland, " that the mutual consent should be given to a " plan for fixing the rights of each country on " a firm and permanent basis." He was seconded by Mr. T. Pitt, who was fol- lowed by Mr. Percival, Sir George Yonge, Gene- ral Burgoyne, Lord Beaucbamp, Mr. Burke, Mr. Eden, Mr. Courtenay, Lord Newhaven, and Mr. Dempster, and the motions were agreed to nem. con. Mr. Alderman Sawbridge moved, after a short speech, that leave be given to bring in a bill for shortening the duration of Parliaments. After some debate the question was put, when there ap- peared— Ayes, 61 ;— Noes, 149, Yesterday arrived the Mails from Holland, France, and Flanders. Amsterdam, May 13. The following is a copy of a letter from Mr. Fox, the British Secretary of State, to Mr. de Simolin, the Russian Ambassa- dor at that Court, dated St James's, May 4, 1782. " Sir, I did not delay laying before the King the communication you did me the honour to send me the first of this month ; his Majesty receives it as a fresh mark of friendship on the part of her Imperial Majesty, and as a proof of the sin- cere interest she takes in the re establishment of peace between Great Britain and her old ally. It is, Sir, I imagine, needless to remark to you that his Majesty hears the sentiments of her Imperial Majesty with the more satisfaction, as they con- tain councils exactly conformable to the steps his Majesty has already taken to second the good offi- ces of the Court of Petersburgh. The King thinks her Imperial Majesty will be pleased to hear that he has long anticipated her wise councils, by offer- ing the Dutch an entire freedom of navigation, conformable to the treaty of 1674, a treaty which establishes the principles of the armed neutrality between the contracting parties in their greatest latitude. His Majesty then makes no difficulty to say, that he accepts as the basis of a peace be- tween him and the States General the free naviga- tion upon the principles reclaimed by her Imperial Majesty in the Declaration of the 28th of Febru- ary, 1780. " Give me leave to remark, Sir, that in com- municating these his Majesty's sentiments to you, I think I do no more than repeat what I had the honour to write to you on the 29th of March last, If that letter has not produced the effects which her Imperial Majesty seemed to promise herself from such a step towards a reconciliation, " and " upon which alone, from the reports of her lm- " perial Majesty's Ministers at the Hague, the " Republic made a negociation for peace with " Great Britain to depend ; and if notwithstand- " ing the moderation it has pleased the King to " shew upon this subject, " in the most unequivo- cal terms, the Republic still persist in refusing all ideas of a separate peace ; yet the King will always have the satisfaction of having acted in such a manner as to prove the high value he sets upon the friendship of her Imperial Majesty, and the deference he pays to her Councils. 1 have the honour to be, & c. Signed C. J. Fox. The Supplement to this day's Gazette announces the ar- rival of Capt. Ball, late of his Majesty's ship the Superb, with dispatches from Sir Edward Hughes, Knight of the Bath, and Commander in Chief of his Majesty's ships in the East Indies, to Mr. Stephens. The Admiral's letter is dated on board the Superb, in Trincamale Bay, the 15th of January, 1782, and says, that Sir Hector Munro, K. B. having taken the command of the Company's troops in the Tanjore country, in order to co- operate with the fleet under his command it was deter- mined to attack Negapatam, although reinforced by a large detachment of Hyder Ally's troops, and the fortifications confiderably strengthehed. The Company's troops appear- ed on the coast at Majore on the 21st of October, and were joined by 1270 men, officers and men included, from the fleet. In the night of the 20th the strong lines which the enemy had thrown up were stormed, and carried. On the the 3d of November a battery of ten eighteen- pounders, within 3000 paces of the wall, being ready to open, the Dutch Governor was summoned to surrender, to which the second in command ( the Governor being Indisposed) re- turned for answer, that he was determined to defend the place with the force he had in hand. During the course of the siege the enemy made two desperate sailles, but were both times beat back into the town with much loss. On the nth, at day- light, eight eighteen- pounders having opened on the breach bastion the enemy demanded a parley, and sent out two Commissioners to the General in the camp with terms of capitulation, which the General sent on board to the Admiral, and at ten o'clock the next morning the General and Admiral agreed upon articles, and sent them into the town for the Governor and Council to ratify. In the articles which were agreed to it was stipulated, that the officers and men of the garrison should march out with all military honours, but to pile their arms and lay down their colours so soon as they passed the China- gate:— All officers and foidiers to be sent to Columbo, or Batavia, the expence to be defrayed by the States General, or Dutch East India Company, and to have liberty to carry with them their effects, families, slaves, and servants, without examina- tion :— Inhabitants of every denomination to be protected in their property, and to have liberty to remain, on taking the oath of allegiance to his Britannic Majesty :— The free exercise of the reformed Religion, as also the Romish church and Gentoo pagodas, as far as is consistent with the nature of the English Government:— The troops belong- ing to Hyder Ally to have a free pass to Combiconum on laying down their arms .— All deserters to be pardoned, and that four Gentlemen who were then in the camp of Hy- der Ally fhould enjoy the benefit of the capitulation, provided they returned with all possible expedition to Negapatnam, or surrender themselves at Madras. The garrsfon consisted in all of about 8000 men, of which about 500 were Europeans, regular and militia, 700 Malayes, 4500 Sepoys, and 2300 of Hyder Ally's troops, of whom 1000 were cavalry, and run away on the first charge at the attack of the enemy's lines, and never came near the place after, but kept at a distance, plundering and burning the villages ;, and most of the Melayes and Sepoys threw away the arms, and deferted the garrifon through the Western- gate, in, the night between the 11th and 12th, during the truce. In the town and citadel of Negapatnam were found iron ordnance, serviceable, 188; unserviceable, 7;— Brass ord- nance, serviceable, 16;— Brass mortars, 7; besides a vast quantity of shot, shells, and other military ftores. The squadron lost in this service 17 seamen killed, and 27 wounded ; 13 marines killed, and 29 Wounded ; most of the wounded have since died of their wounds, and many, both seamen and marines, were carried off suddlenly by vio- lent cramps and spasms brought on by wet and fatigue. The remainder of the month of November was taken up in embarking the seamen and marines who had done duty on shore during the siege, during which time the fleet ex- perienced all the vicissitudes of the Monsoon weather, much wind, heavy rains, and now and then a fine day. A detachment of the Company's land forces, for the pur- pose of garrifoning Trincamale, if taken, consisting of 30 European and native- artillery, and about 500 volunteer sea- poys, being embarked, the Admiral set sail with his Ma- jesty's ships Superb, Monarca, Exeter, Worcefter, Burford, Eagle, Combustion fireship, Nymph sloop, Essex Company sliip, and Expedition brig, from Negapatnam on the 2d of January, and arrived in Trincamale Bay on the 4th. The troops being disembarked early in the morning of the 5th, without any resistance, the marines, and the battalion of seamen, consisting of the same number as at the attack of Negapatnam, immediately followed. The seamen and ma- rines, with the guns and pioneers, immediately formed, and marched forward towards Trincamale Fort; and the same night the grenadier company of marines, with the guns, made themselves masters of the fort, by pushing re- solutely on through the gateway, while the Governor was drawing up on paper the terms of capitulation which he meant to propose. In this fort, which commanded the on- ly place where provisions could be landed, were found ten iron guns of different calibers, and three officers, with 40 men, were made prisoners; the enemy's whole remaining strength was drawn into Ostenburgh Fort, on the top of a high hill which commanded the harbour, and had an open communication with their ships. The Field Officers and Major Geils, the Engineer, hav- ing reconnoitred to find the best way to the heights, on the 8th the whole marched towards a high hill which com- manded Ostenburgh Fort, on the top of which the enemy had a post with an officer's guard. This post a detach- ment of seamen and marines drove the enemy from 011 the same night, and took possession of it within two hundred yards of Ostenburgh Fort. In order to slop the further ef- fusion of blood, Sir Edward Hughes summoned Albertus Homoed, Esq; the Dutch Governor, to surrender the Fort, which he absolutely refused to comply with ; but Major Geils, who carried the summons, being of opinion that the place could be taken by assault, and not willing to risque a repulse, determined the Admiral to send a second summons, to which a similar answer was returned. Majc. r Geils persisting in his opinion, that the lower part of the fort might be taken by assault, although not so clear respecting a cavalier, very high, mounting six pieces of cannon, the assault was ordered, and the necessary dis- positions made for the attack, to begin at day- light in the morning of the 11th ; and accordingly the storming party, composed of 450 feamen and marines, and their officers, with each flank covered by a company of pioneers, and 20 seamen carrying the scaling ladders, and armed with cut- lasses, with a reserve of three companies of seamen, and three companies of marines, with two field pieces to sup- port it, allowed by the Company's troops, advanced at day- light towards the fort, and the Serjeant's party in front getting in at the embrasures unpereived by the ene- my, followed by the whole of our storming party, soon drove the enemy from their works, and possessed themselves of the fort; and all the ships and vessels in the harbour im- mediately surrendered. In this assault we had the misfortune to lose Lieutenant George Long, the Admiral's second Lieutenant, a most worthy and deserving officer, who was killed in advancing bravely to the assault at the head of his company, and also twenty non- commissioned and private seamen and marines; Lieutenant Wolleley, who commanded a company of sea- men, Lieutenant Orr of the marines, who commanded their grenadier company, and did duty as Brigade Major, and 40 non- ccmmissioned and private seamen and marines wounded. The enemy lost but few men, as they mostly threw, down their arms, and their forfeited lives were spared by that disposition to mercy which ever distinguishes Bri- tons. In Forts Ostenburgh and Trincamale were found a very large quantity of serviceable brass and iron ordnance, toge- ther with shot, powder, and all sorts of military ftores. The prisoners taken in the garrison- were the Governor, 1 Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 3 Ensigns, 250 European infan- try, i Captain- lieutenant and Engineer, two subalterns, 50 European artillery, 55 seamen from the ships, and 10 arti- ficers, 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Ensigns, Malayes. In the harbour were found two of the enemy's ships, one of the Company's, the other private, both richly la- den, and several small vessels of no consequence. The fall of Negapatam fully answered every expectation, for immediately after Hyder Ally's troops evacuated the forts and strong posts they held in the Tanjore country, and the Polygars, or petty Princes, in the Marawa and Tri- havilly provinces, who, at the mitigation of Hyder, had rebelled againft the Nabob of the Carnatic, and taken up arms against us, are returning to their obedience on the best terms they can make for themselvcs. Sir Hector Munro, K. B. in his letter to the Earl of Hillsborough, says, The reduction of Negapatnam is at this period of the utmost consequence to the public, as it is to the interest of the East India Company; for should the French and Dutch, or either of them, in force. Come to the Coromandel coast, Negapatnan would not only have been their arsenal and granary, but the place from whence they would have commenced all their intended operations against the Company's forts and possessions in this part of India, and would have been . of as much consequence as Pondicherry would have been, had it not been taken and demolished. The total of the killed and wounded. Europeans and Na- tives, at the taking of Negapatnam, was 137. • TO BE SOLD, And entered upon at Midsummer next, or sooner, if desired. ALL that capital MANSION HOUSE in Cat- ton, in the County of Norfolk, and within a Mile and a half of the City of Norwich, lately occupied by Ro- BeRT ROGERS, Esq; deceased; consisting of a Vestibule, Dining Parlour, Withdrawing Room, Study, and Com- mon Parlour, very neatly fitted up on the Ground Floor, with Kitchen, Wash- house, Brewhouse, Dairy, two Coach houses, three Stables, and every Conveniency for a Family. The Gardens- and Plantations are very elegantly laid out and well planted, and contain about two Acres, with a handsome Octagon Temple at the upper End, and opposite to the Garden Front of the House. A large Green House, having five Sashes in Front, and a Garden- er's House with, two Chambers over it. There are also about five Acres of Arable and Pasture Land, occupied with the capital House, Part of which is a small Paddock, with a Stable in it. Also seven Tenements very lately built, and well tenanted and lett at the yearly Rent of twenty- nine Pounds five Shillings. Part of this Estate is Freehold, and Part Copyhold of the Manor of Cattan, the Quit Rents whereof are five Shillings and five Penee p « r Annum, and the whole Estate is very moderately as- sessed to the Land Tax. For further Particulars inquire of Mr. Samuel Harmer, Attorney, at Norwich. NORwich : Printed by JOHN CROUSE, in the Market- Place.— Price THREE PENCE. NORFOLK FARM. TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, O. S. or sooner, if desired, on proper Consi- derations, a FARM- HOUSE, with Barns, Stables, an* Other Conveniences, and a Farm, consisting of between 7 and 8oo Acres of Land, in Docking, near Burnham Market. For the Rent, and other Particulars, apply to Mr. Cony, at Lynn. IRISH STATE LOTTERY, 1782, begins drawing, in DUBLIN, JUNE 24. HORNSBY and Co. STOCKBROKERS, at No. 26, Cornhill; No. 16, Aldgate ; and No. 11, York- street, Covent Garden ; are now eelling TICKETS and SHARES of TICKETS, in the greatest Variety of Numbers, in HALVES, QUARTERS, EIGHTHS and SIXTEENTHS. Also the following msft advantn- geous a IRISH and ENGLISH State- Lotteries, TWO LOTTERIES in ONE Adventure/ At EIGHT Shillings and Six- pence, and at FOUR Shillings and Six- pence. CHANCES on the following eligible Plan are now Selling at the OLD OFFICES of M A R G R A Y and POPE, No. 139, FLEET- STREET, and No. 30, CORNHILL. LONDON.
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