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A Description of the Elephant lately presented to ber Majesly by Captain

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HE exa&t dimensions of the several parts of the young male elephant presented to her majesty.

Feet Inch. Height

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6 Length from the tip of his trunk to the tip of his tail

13 Length of his body from behind his ears to the root of his tail 6 Ditto of his neck, from between his ears to his Thoulders

31 Ditto of his face, from between his ears to the beginning of

his trunk Ditto of his trunk

3 Ditto of his tail

7 Ditto of the trunk of his body from his shoulders to his tail 4

6 Circumference of his body behind his fore-legs

7 Ditto of the middle of his body

8 Ditto of his body just before his hind-legs

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4 Ditto of his neck

4 Breadth of his body in the widest part

3 5 Ditto of his face between his ears

9 Ditto of ditto between his eyes

72 Length of one of his fore legs Circumference of ditto in the largest part

2 65 Ditto in the smallest part

10 The length of one of his hind-legs to his huckle-bone 3 9 Circumference of ditto in the largest part

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Ditto in the smallest part
Ditto of his trunk in the largest part
Ditto of ditto in the smallest

8 Length of one tooth Circumference of the largest part

6 The distance of the two outer points of his teeth

2 Length of one ear

6 Breadth of ditto Length of the bottom of one of his fore-feet

9 Breadth of ditto

97 Length of the bottom of his hind, ditto Breadth of ditto

65 Distance between the two eye-brows Breadth of the upper-part of the fore-head

55 He is seven years old, has five toes on each fore foot, and four toes on

each hind-foot,

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Some

Some drell Remarks on fashionable Words.

Sir,

morning cast for transportation by the IT is somewhat very entertaining, tho'routation at Guildhall.

not very edifying, to observe the rise This morning business obliged me to and .progress of fashions, whether they be enquire for a gentleman in Marlboroughfashions in dress, fashions in eating and Tquare, Westminster, when I was told drinking, fashions in physic, or fashions bis Worship was just gone out on bis zo. even in preaching and praying, curling ration, and might probably be found at and swearing, as well as in a thousand the Checquers in Peter - ftreet, or the other things. I have often observed par- Horse - and - Groom in Thieving-lane. Ia ticular words and pirases come much in- short, Sir, here is such a root at present to vogue, grow to be the mode among about rotation, that I am quite fick of it, polite people, and in a short time be- and I hope, as it is got into such very come universally fashionable among the low hands, it will soon be out of fashion. vulgar. This has lately been remarkable I remember the origin of bum bug, which of the word rotation introduced by ad- has reigned in high vogue for several years, vertisements from the Police relating to but I hope this will not prove to be an. the justices fiting by rctation, the felony- other humbug. rotation in Bow-fueet, and the patrole of The word police has made maoy bold thief - taking rotations, proposed to be attempts to get a fooring. I have seen it established on all the great roads. In more ihan once strongly recommended in short, nothing is done now but by ro- the papers ; but as neither the word tation. At the card-playing routs, in. nor thing itself are much understood in stead of cutting in to a party of whift, London, I fancy it will require a conhthey play thc rubbers by rotation : a fine derable time to bring it into fashion; lady returns her visits by rotation ; and the perhaps, from an averfion to the French, parson of our pasith declared yesterday, from whom this word is borrowed; that preaching every week was hard duty, and something, under the name of police, and therefore he, his curate, the lecturer, being already establithed in Scotland, and now and then a friend, would for English prejudice will not soon be rethe future preach by rotation. , A famous conciled to it. Not long ago, at a bagpolitician at Geore's lately observed, nio in Covent Garden, on my comthat the duke of Newcastle, Mr. Piti, plaining of some impofition, I was told Jord Bute, and Mr. G. Grenville, had by a lair North-Briton, that it was the each been ministers, and he did not doubt regular establimed police of the house. but they would all come in again in ro- This, I own, is the only time I have lation. An oyster wench t'other night, heard it used in any polite compary; nor at the corner of White-Fryars, being press do I believe it has yet made any con. sed by two or three customers ať opce, fiderable progress (except in the News who were each in a hurry to be served papers) beyond the purlieus of Coventfirst, very politely detired them to have Garden. patience, and the would serve them all in Oeconomy, patrictism, adequateness, prie rotation ; and I heard a bunter at the vilege, and a few other such like words, Horse-guards last Friday evening swear the have lately had their run, but now we would not venture into the Park, "for hear no more of them. I should not den my eyes (raid Me) the justices have wonder, however, is in a month's time ferit the conftables to go their routations they should all come about again, in wish a search warrant." She assured her relation, at the polite end of the town. companion, at the same time, that poor Ned Collins and Jack Simmons were that

Tom TIPSIT.

men.

The following Advices, by an Express from Sir Jeffery Amherst, Commander in

Chief of bis Majesty's Forces in North-America, daled Sept. 3, arrived at St. James's O&t. 14, 1763.

houses two men, who told him, the enemy Detail of obe A&tion of the 31st of July, com- had been there long, and were well apmanded by Capt. Dalyell

, againft ibe In

prized of our design. Capt. Grant then dian Nations, near Fort Detroit.

asked them the numbers: they said, above ON N the evening of the 30th of July, 300 ; and that they intended, as soon as

capt. Dalvell, Aid de Camp to General they had attacked us in the front, to get Amherst, being arrived here with the de- between us and the fort; which captain tachment rent under his command, and Grant told capt. Dalyell, who came to being fully persuaded that Pontiac, the him when the firing was over. And in Indian chief, with his tribes, would soon about an hour after he came to him again, abandon his design, and retire, infifted and cold captain Grant he was to retire, with the commandant, that they might and ordered him to march in the front, eafily be surprized in their camp, totally and post himself in an orchard. He then routed, and driven out of the settlement; marched, and about half a mile farther on and it was thereupon determined, that his retreat, he had some shots fired on his capt. Dalyell should march out with 247 Aank ; but got poffeffion of the orchard,

Accordingly we marched about which was well fenced ; and just as he half an hour after cwo in the morning, two got there, be heard a warm firing in the deep, along the great road by the river fide, rear, having, at the same time, a firing two boats up the river along More, with a on his own post, from the fences and patteraro in each, with orders to keep upcorn-fields behind it. Lieut. M‘Dougal, with the line of march, cover our retreat, who acted as adjutant to the detachment, and take off our killed and wounded; lieu. came up to him, captain Grant, and told tenant Bean, of the Queen's Independents, him, that captain Dalyell was killed, and being ordered with a rear guard to convey capt. Gray very much wounded, in making the dead and wounded to the boats. a pur on the enemy, and forcing them About a mile and a half from the fort we out of a strong breast-work of cord-wood, had o ders to form into platoops, and, if and an intrenchment which they had attacked in the front, to fire by ftreet- taken poffeffion of ; and that the comfirings. We then advanced, and in about mand then devolved upon him. Lieut. a mile farther, our advanced guard, com- Bean immediately came up, and told him, manded by licut. Brown, of the 55th re- that captain Rogers had desired him to tell giment, had been fired upon so close to the capt. Grant, that he had taken poffeffion enemy's breast-works and cover, that the of a house, and that he had better retire fire, being very heavy, not only killed and with what numbers he had, as be, capt. wounded some of his party, but reached Rogers, could not get off without the the main body, which put the whole into boats to cover him, he being hard pushed a little confufion; but they soon recovered by the enemy from the inclosures behind their order, and gave the enemy, or rather him, fome of which scoured the road thro' their works, it being very dark, a discharge which he must retire. Capt. Grant then or two from the front, commanded by cap- sent enfign Pauli with 20 men back to attain Gray. At the same time the rear, tack a part of the enemy which annoyed commanded by cap'ain Grant, were fired his own post a little, and galled those that upon from a house, and some fences, about were joining him, from the place where twen'y yards on his left; on which he capt. Dalyell was killed, and capr. Gray, ordered his own and captain Hopkins's lieutenants Brown and Luke, were woundcompanies to face to the left, and give a ed ; which enlign Pauli did, and killed full fire that way. After which, it ap- some of the enemy in their flight. Capt. pearing that the enemy gave way every

Orant at the same time detached all the where, captain Dalyell rent orders to cap- men he could get, and took poffeffion of rain Grant, to take poffeffion of the above- the inclosures, barns, sences, &c. leading faid houses and fences; which he immedi- from his own post to the fort, which posts afcly did i and found in one of the said he reinforced with the officers and men as

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