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18. Wednesday morning cariy, a messenger * soch

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arrived express from the court of Spain to his East Devon *East York

excellency the Spanish ambaffador, with letters *East Suffolk ! North York

of recall, in consequence of the Spanish court # Monmouth N. Glocelter

having made a formal declaration of war against Northamp. 14th.

his Britannic majesty, in conjunction with the Lincoln

court of France.
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Yesterday noon messengers were dispatched Those marked * are alrcauy encamped, and from the admiralty to the out- ports, for all the the remaider will march in as follows:

men of war, frigates, and loops of war, thar fucks and North York, this day.

are in condition, to be fitted for sea with ail Lincoln and Worcester, Wednesday.

possible disparch. North Gloucester, 6th and 14th, Thursday. Dorset and Devon, Friday.

From the LONDON GAZETTE, June 22. Ear Norfolk and Somerfes, Sar ay. Copy of a Letter from Major Gineral Matbee to

16. Monday morning Prince William Hen. General Sir Henry Clinton, dared Portmourt, sy, his majely's third fun, let off for Porti. Virgina, May 16, 1779. mouth, to go on board admiral Digby's thip,

SIR, the grand fleet going out on a cruize. His

After a very favourable pariage of four days, higboels goes as midihipman in the Prince we entered the Capes of Virgina the 8th inGeorge.

ftant, contrary winds prevented our lardo A liit of the grand fcet which failed from ing till he roth.

Portímouth to St. Helen's, under the com About three in the afternoon the army was mand of Sir Charles Hardy:

landed at the Glebe, on the Western More of Sbips. Guns. Commanders. Elizabeth River, jest out of cannon not of the Victory,

100% Admiral Sir C. Hards fort. As the troops landed, the column movCapt. Kempenfeld

ed to invest the fort. The enemy perceiving

that their retreat would be cut off, evacuated Britannia, Capt. Poole

it before we could reach the south branch of Admiral Ross

Elizabeth River.
Royal George. 100
Capt. Cálpoys

The artillery and flores, tiken in the fort Prince George, 90* Admiral Digby

and town, will appear by the returns I have

the honour to inclosc. Duke,

90'Sir Chailes Douglas. Having taken poffeffion of the fort, and Namur,

90 Cap. Fielding placed guards in the town, I encamped in two London,

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lines, right to the fort, and left to the souh Queen, 90 Innis

branch. Union,

Dal:ymple On the orth the filank companies of the Foudroyant, 80

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guards cook a t'rong position ten mles in front Altred, 74 Baine

of the right wing.' The volunteers of Ireland Alexander, 74 Lord Longford tonk one equally stron, leven miles in front Bedford, 74 Aerk

of the left wing. The center of the lige was Borw'ck,

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covered isy an'impenetrable fwamp.
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On the rzih ehe Guards marched at night to Cumberland,

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Suffolk, eighteen miles, and asrived at day. Courageux, 74 Lord Mulgraye bread. The town was hastily deter:ed; and Defence,

Symonds

rome velles, a very large magazine of proviEgmont, 74 Allen

font, with naval loies, and two pieces of can. Hector,

Hamilton

con, were detted. The returns, Sir, will Inviacible,

ascertain the quantities. Mr. barrett, volunia Monarch,

74
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reer, wich one light infantry, were wounded. Ramillies,

74
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The volunteers of Ireland have had tomc Shrewsbury,

Robinton fight skirmilbing, in which they have suflered Triumph, 74

lie le. The enemy have lost in killed, wound. Valiant,

74
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ed, aid prisoners, frur and twenty. Amcrica,

Thompron I am profecuting your excellency's further Bienfaisant, 64

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Polieve very many cfshe inhabitants will con. ing, and we took port: fion of the fort and tribute their affitoncs.

town of Portsmouth, as alfu of Norfolk (which I have the honour to be, &c.

is on the oppolice lide of the river) without che

Jealt opposition.
EDW. MATTHEW.

The enemy, by this surrender, loft several Copy of a Letter from Sir George Collier to General ships and vessels, which tell into our hands. dir Henry Clinton, dared Raifonatle, May 10, Some were burned by themselves, among

which were two large French Chips, who were SIR,

said to be loaded with a thousand hogsheads of After leaving New York the sth instant tobacco. with the men of war and transports under my Apprehending that many more rebel veliels command, I proceeded towards the pl ce of our had pushed up the river, I dispatched the Corn. destination with the most propitious winds, and wallis galley, two gun-boats, four flat boats, on the 4th day (from our failing) made the manned and armed, together with four privaCapes of Virginia. The feet anchored that Teers which had desired to receive orders from right between the lands near Willoughby me, under the command of lieutenant Bradley, Point, which they had hardly done, when the affitted by lieutenants Hitchcock and Johnson, most terrible Aurry of thunder, lighting, wind, in pursuit of them. They were very successand rain, came on, that I ever recollect : ils ful in their enterprise, taking and burning a continuance however was not more than half great number of the enemy's vessels, many of an hour, and the Chips were all fu fortunate as which were on the flocks ready for launchiog. to escape driving on shore. At fun-rise we saw Amongst the captures was the Black Spake, a fome rebel thips and veslels in Hampton road, rebel privateer of fourteen guns, who, after with their fails loole, who, as soon as the tide being cannonaded by the gun-boats, was caradmitted of it, got under weigh, and ran up ried by boarding, with the loss of some of the Elizabe h and James Rivers: our feet allo rebels; but on our side (wo men only were weighed, and the Raisonable anchored shortly wounded. after in Hampton Road, her great draught of I had sent some small tips under the direcwater not adonirting of her going further with tion of Captaic Creyk, of the Otter, up the conveniency. I immediately shifted my broad main branch of the Cherapeak, at the same pendant to the Rainbow, and proceeded wiih time I entered Elizabeth River. The moveibe Ricet up Elizabeth River, til a contrary ments of this little fquadron were fo judicious wind and the ebb ride obliged us to anchor. that the enemy were much harrassed and dis

The following morning being calm, prerented tressed; they destroyed many vessels, and capthe thips from moving with the food, on ac tured others, among which were two with a. count of the narrowress and intricacy of the. bout iwo hundred hogsheads of tobacco. channel; and as the intended place of delcent The Ra lunable remaining stationed before was not more than five or lix miles diftant, the the town of Hampton, with some armed general, anxious to lose no time, enbarked tenders, blor's; up that port, and the navigathe firft divifion in the first boals, and covered Lion of James River; Elizabeth River is already by the Cornwallis galley, and (wo gun, boars taken effe&ual care of, and Captain Creyk's that carried a six-pounder at each end, proceeded livile squadron renders the ingress and regress up, and landed without osposition at the Glebe, of the Chesapeak almost impracticable for the which is distant about threc miles from the rebel vellels without their being taken. town of Portsmou'h. The fort fired some hea. I have now informed your excellency of the vý guos at the galley, which the dilance ren- detail of our military operations by fea, to the dered of oo eficét. À favourable brecze having present time. Our luccess, and the present apasole brought the ships up, even before the firlt pearance of things, infini ely exceed our most divisje had got on thore ; and the remainder sanguine expectations; and if the various ac. of the troops, with the field artillery, &c, were counts the general and myself have received landed immediately with the utmost expedi- can be depended upon, the most fartering cion.

hopes of a return to obedience to their sovereiga The movements of the army afterwards ge may be expected from most of this province ; neral Malinows will best explain to your excel. the people seem importunately desirous that Jency; the rebels llil kep: their colours flying the royal Nandard may be erected, and they upon the fort, for which circumstance we give the mult positive' aflurances that all ranks juized they intended making fome defence, of men will resort to it. You are too good a ibough we did not expect much. To give judge, Sir, of the very great importance of this them however no time for throwing up frel pals we now hold, to render my faying much works, or for weiting to be reinforced by more upon that subject necessary; permit me, how. seb.I troops, it was agreed between the gene. ever, (as a fea officer) to observe, that this ral and myself, that the Rainbow should move purt of Portsmouth is að erceeding safe and up with the morning eide before the fort, and secure asylum for thips against an enemy, and that the troop, at the same time, should at- is not to be fo.ced even by great fuperierig. tack it on the land side. The enemy however the marine yard is large, and extremely cona feved us the trouble by quitting it that even. I vcnicnt, biaving a considerable ftock of scafon

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ed timber, besides great quantities of other 25. The East India company, with a spirit ftores.

that does the highest honour to that great comFrom these conGiderations, joined to many mercial body, have agreed to allow a bounty others, I am firmly of opinion, that it is a of three guineas for the first 2000 able feamen, meafure molt eflentiaily necessary for his ma two guineas to the first 2000 ordinary leamen, jesty's service that this port thould remain in and one guinea to the first 2000 landímen that our hands, fince it appears to me of more real tball enles on board his majesty's fleet, indepenconfequence and advantage than any other the dent of all other bounties; and to build three crown now posselies in America ; for by fe 74 gun fhips at the expence of the company, curing this, the whole trade of the Chelapeak for ihe ule of his majelly's navy: is at an end, and consequently the finews of the rebellion destroyed.

BIRTH S. I truit and hope, Sir, you will see this mat The lady of the Right Hon. Lord Craven, ter in the same important light I do, and give of a son. such directions for reinforcements to be sent June 23. The lady of Pennystone Powney, here as you may think necesary, in order for | Elq; of Maidenhead, of two sons. our pursuing and improving those advantages,

MARRIAGE S. which we have with so much good fortune acquired.

Mr. Nathaniel Polhill, eldest son of NathaGeneral Mathew proposing to write to you niel Polhill, Ely; member for Southwark, to by this expresa-boat, I shall leave to his pen to Miss Maitland, of King's-arms-yard, Coleinform you of the destructiou of the conlider man-free. able magazines in Suffolk (intended for the re Skeffington Thompson, Esq; of Greenmount, bel army) by a de achment of the king's troops in the kingdom of Ireland, to Mils Carter, onunder Colonel Garth; and before I conclude Ig daughter and fo'e heiress of the late Thomas my letter permit me to express my great fatis. Carter, Ely; of Rathnally, county of Meath, faction in the choice of the officers you were

in the said kingdom. pleased to name for co-operating with me on May 27, Bryant Barretr, Esq; of Stockwell, this expedition, as too much praise cannot be to Miss Tye s, of the same parish. given General Mathew for his indefatigable

28. Emerson Cornwell, Esq; banker, of zeal and attention for the king's service, and Ipfwich, to Mrs. Wallis, widow of the late I have the pleasure in acknowledging the per Miles Wallis, Esq; receiver general of the felt harmony and good understanding which land-tax for Suffolk. fubafts beiween his majesty's land and sea of Thomas Trewren, Erq; of Trewardeva, ficers.

Cornwall, and captain in the Queen's Light I have the honour to be, &c. Dragoons, to Miss Leigh of Winchester.

GEO. COLLIER. 31. Daniel Minet, Efq; of the Inner TemIn the fame Gazette is a long list of fores of ple, to Miss Rebecca Steri, second daughter of all kinds, o dnance, &c, ind about 30 vef Arthur Start, Esq; of John-street, Bedfordle's (many of them of force) tukea and de. stroyed

Richard Birgham Newland, [q; of Hayant, June 23. On Monday fome dispatches were in Hampshire, to Miss Hampton, of Chibrought to he admiralty office from admiral cheer. Hughes, with advice of his h vingtaken Gores, June 1. Anthony Chapman, Esq; of Kenand resek-n Senegal with all he stores there sington-square, to the Hon. Mils Charlotte in, which we e considerable, and also the gar. Carey, diugh'er of Lord Viscount Falkland. rison, who are made pisoners of wir. The 7. Thomas Fauquier, Edq; to Mrs. Norris, French on quitting S negal blew up the furt, relict of John Norris, Eid; of Witton, in ard retreared to Gee, where 300 were made Nortolk. pri'on rs. Lord S-atorin'slighland regiment, 9. Byron, Efq; e'den son of Admiral conulting of 1000 men, are now gritoned Byron, rolady Amelia d'Arcy, late Marchioness there, to prevent any atrempe from the French. of Carmarthen.

By adiices from Savannah, dat:d May 2, 10. John Spocrifwoode, Esq; of Sackvillewe have confirmation of the Bruilh troops have streei, to Miss Sirahan, of New ftreet. ing criven the rebel army from their advantage. 17. Matthew Sla nton, Fla; of Twickencus poft at Purysburgh, and now poltising in bam, to Miss Winthrop, of the fame place. the moft ferene tranquillity the whole province 18. Jacob Whitbread, Esq; of Afwoodbury, of Georgia, where law, order, and the Britilh Bucks, o M ( Hunde, eldest daughter of Jaconstitution are perfectly reftored, to the inex-cob Hinde, Esq; of Langham-hall, in the pressible relicity of the inhabitants. The re courty of Effex. bels have retired towards Charles-Towń, and I hn Small, jun. Erq; of South Lambeth, great numbers daily refort to the British Naod to Miss Mary White, of the fame place. ard. Some lesters from Georgia mention, that 20. John James Hamilton, Esq; nephew to an attack of Charles Town, South Carolina, the Earl of Abercorn, to Miss Catherine Copwas meditated, and would soon be carried into ley, second daughter of Sir Joseph Copley, erecution.

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TE have fuch a profufion of favours to acknowledge this month, that

we know not where to begin, or when to end. Some of our most ingenious correspondents muft therefore excuse us for poftponing their favours Prill a future opportunity, as their topics are of a permanent kind, and will be as profitable for years' hence, as they are at the present moment. This is

pot the case with temporary, with local subjects," which buz about the cars, but never reach the heart." We deal not with the tranfient glimmerings of the glow-worm, but fteal our fire, like Prometheus, immediately from the

Lin, without being guilty of impiety, or negligent of the innumerable favours, which we have received from our fair patronesses.

The writer of the Life of Emilia will excuse us for endeavouring to animate that quill, which now stands without motion in her ink-ftand; and sereral cor. respondents call upon her to fulfill her engagements with them, with us, and with the public at large.

We must once more request Henrietta to give us the winding up of L’Hiftoire d'Epaminondas, or if it be in print, to inform us where it may be purchafed, and from whence we can transcribe it.

We must inform our fair correspondent, that we do not remember to have received, A Letter to ibe Ladies, concerning tbe Violation of the third Commandment. We hope no ladies can be guilty of such a crime—and if we have received the piece, we are sorry to confess that it must have been misaid.

In answer to the query of the receipt of The Storm, e Paftoral, we must acknowledge that the piece has been received, and at the same time, with reluctance, must pronounce it to be too warm for the perusal of some of our fair readers.

Amidst a beautiful and numerous variety of other pieces in profe, we return our thanks for The natural Hiftory of ibe Nightingale, by J. L-g. Me ditations at Midnight, by the Same. Occafonal Letters to the Author of tbe Female Reformer, by G R-1-). Solution of the Queftion, Whether sbe bumar Heart be capable of Amendment after reiterated Crimes, by Indiana. Letter I, from Miss Seymour to Miss Reynolds, by the same. Letters between Miss C. Willoughby and Miss Harriet Wells, Letter 1. to Miss Harrior Wells, the first of anorber Series,

The Adventures of Sir Oddity, Letter I. by Anonymous. Three Letters from Miss Clifford to Miss Granby in continuation--and must beg leave to affure

our Correspondents that we have been lurched so often by calling a partner, that „we had rather play vole, than be based in the manner we have been on their accounts.-We are unable to express our gratitude to Lavinia, for the honour of the aphole Series of her Letters from Mrs. Percy, to Miss Willis, amounting to no less than NINETEEN ! Before we conclude this department, we must acknowledge the receipt of Lift of young Ladies in Wbite-Chapel, by Augusta sopbia, Of Ladies in Birmingham, by Rebus. Of Towns and Villages in Wiltfire, and of Women's Christian Namas, by Elizabeth L., &c,

In the poetic Walk we are indebted for the underwritten. Young Ladies in Exeter, and an Address to the Correspondents in the Lady's Magazine, by J. T. Mh. On Mortality, by Hebe M Lines spoken extempore on feing a Gentleman in a Zebra Coat, at Grantham, by a Constant Reader, On Summer, ad druffed to Laura, of Leicefter, by W. 4. On Miss W-s, of Stepney Causeway, byic N's. Acroflic by J. B. Stanzas on a young Lady in the eigbtb Year of her Age, by Clara, on the Morn of ber Departure, by the Sami, Reply to the above by a Youth of Fourlein, figned Juvenis, &c. &c. &c.

We are desired to correct the following Errata in our laft-P. 233 ). 42. for on read or ; p. 261. l. 33. read riches. We are obliged to our correspondent for interesting himself in our behalf, and hope that the worthy clereyman, his friend, will honour us with his correspondence.

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