LONDON, June 15.
French King has appointed the Mar
quis de Fenelon Governor of his Weft-
Wjgpiratf’ India i (lands rcftored by the peace.
©Kfl qp St. James's, June ic. His Maiefty in
council was this day pleased to order that
the parliament, which Rands prorogued
toThurfday the 23d inst. Ihould be fur
ther prorogued to Tuesday the 6th day
of September next.
Whitehall, June 18. The King has been pleased to ap
point William Henry Earl of Rochford, to go his Majesty's
Ambaflador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Ca
London , June 20. We hear that a foreign potentate has
made a demand of upwards of 700,000!. ot our court, which
he fays we are in arrear to him.
June 21. Saturday- last 5000 ounces of gold, and 100,000
of silver coin, were exported for Dunkirk.
June 23. Yesterday the Rev. Mr. Entick, Mr. Arthur
Beardmore, his clerk, and Meflrs. Wilson and Fell, were
difeharged by the court of King’s Bench, from the recog
nizance they-were obliged to enter into in lad Michaelmas
term, on account of the several numbers of the Monitor,
concerning which no prosecution has been carried on.
Paragraph in a letter from the Cape of Good Hope , dated Feb . t.
*• Some days past arrived here a French man of war, who
brings advice, that the Walpole, Fenner, Eaft-Indiaman,
bound to Bengal, was taken off the heights of Zeal van by
two French ships. A part of her cargo, particularly broad
cloth, is now very cheap, and five more French
men of war are daily’expetted.”
June 27. The regiments of Webb, Ganfell, and Lafcells,
which have been many years in America, are ordered to re
turn to Europe.
June 28. The poll-mailers general have added a fifth
}>acket-boat to the New-York Ration, in order to have a
peedier correspondence from London to any part of North-
Our troops took poffeflion of Portmahon on the 3 lit ult.
after being difpoflefled of it about eight years.
Orders are given for the 4th regiment of foot, called the
King's regiment, now at Guadalupe, to be sent from thence
to Dominica, St. Vincent and Tobago, ceded to us by the
late treaty of peace. .
July 4. We hear that a quadruple alliance is negociated,
and will soon be seen in the North, to the surprise ofall Eu-
T °*July 8. On Wednesday was determined at Guildhall,
before the Right Hon. Lojd Chief Justice Pratt, and aSpe
cial jury of eminent merchants, a cause wherein Mr. Wil
liam Hutchell, one of the journeymen printers, apprehend
ed on account of the North Briton No. XLV. was plaintiff,
and the King's meflengers defendants, when, after a hearing
of 12 hours, and many learned arguments on both fidea, a
Verdidl was given for the plaintiff in 300 1. damages, and
full eofts of suit. The council for the pontiff Mr *
Serjeant Glynn, Mr. Stow, Mr. Dunning, Mr. Wallace,
and Mr. Gardiner; for the defendants, Mr. Attorney and
Solicitor General, Mr. Serjeant Whitaker, Mr Ser
jeant Naircs, Mr. Serjeant Davy, and Mr. Yates. The a
- for the plaintiff was Mr. James Philipps of Cecil
ftreet, and for the defendants Philip Carteret Webb, bfq;
of the treasury, and Mr. Secondary Barnes.
After the trial was over a bill of exceptions was brought
by the Attorney and Solicitor General.
And yesterday morning came on the cau.e of James Lint -
fey, another of the printers seized by the said meflengers,
THURSDAY, October ao, 1763.
when the Lord Chief Justice enquiring of the council on ei
ther fide, whether they had any particular witnesses to call
more than they had yesterday, and being answered in the
negative, he gave his opinion, that, to prevent any further
trouble, the nrft trial mould decide the fate of the others,
and it being agreed to by the council on both sides, it ac
cordingly began, and after fome time the jury brought in
a verdift with aool. damages and costs of suit. Fourteen
actions were brought, the firit recovered 3001. and the others
2001. each; so that the damages amount to 29001. bcfidcs
costs of suit.
It appeared on these trials that the North Briton, No. 45,
was not printed by the master with whom these journeymen
worked, and that they had no concern in the printing It.
Yesterday 500 ounces of gold, and 29,000 of silver coin,
were entered for exportation to Flanders.
July 9. A gentleman in the city having laid a wager of
5001. that Dunkirk harbour and fortifications would not be
destroyed, determined to go over himfelf and examine. He
is now returned, and acknowledges his wager loft. The
whole fortifications and bafon, he fays, are completely de
stroyed, so as that they could not be reinft&tcd in 20 years
at least, if it were intended; and that what now is destroyed
since the peace cost upwards of five millions ftcrling at diffe
rent times to complete it.
July 11. Yesterday morning about one o'clock, a moft
dreadful fire broke out at a small beer brewhoufc at Shad
wcll-wall, which burnt so violently, that the flames soon
reached fome adjacent houses, and in about four hours (there
being a scarcity of water) consumed upwards of 100 dwel-
Kng-hotrio, great and small, besides out-houses and ware
houses, ifrlevcralof which there were pitch, tar, and other
combustibles, which made the flames so violent that there
was no flopping their progress; a fine new ftiip which was
just unmoored, and was to have failed out of the dock the
fame day, was also intirelv consumed.
July 13. Notwithstanding the assertion in yesterday's
papers, (copied from Lloyd’s Evening Poll) that the infor
mation in the King's Bench, against Mr. Wilkes, is with
drawn, we can allure the pubfick, that the prosecution of
this affair will be carried on with the perfcverance becoming
the dignity of the government.
July 14. As Mr. Wilkes has countermanded the notice
of trial, his suit against Mr. Webb and Mr. Wood cannot
come on till Michaelmas term.
If we may credit fome advices from France, they are do
ing all in their power to establish their colonies in America
upon a firm foundation, and expe£l 60 or 70,000 inhabitants
from Canada to fettle at New-Orleans, and on the weft fide
(which is the moft fruitful) of the Miflifippi.
July ic. On Wednesday Col. Cillaud killed his Maje
sty’s hand, on being appointed Brigadier-General in the
, t New-York, Sept. 1.
laft, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Caps.
2?*/* Baffct, an engineer, arrived here from i’ittf-
Sj F C 5 burg, express to his Excellency Sir JcfiVry'Ain
hcrlt, which place he left the 13th inst. The
TKs* jOR accoun t s brought by him, we hear, arc as fol
lows viz. That on the sth ult. in the evening, the troops
under Col. Bouquet, amounting to about 450, were attacked
by 400 Indians within a mile and a half of a place called
Busty Run, (26 miles from Pittlburg) the moft convenient
for an attack on all that road; but after a smart fire lor
fome time ni-ht obliged both parties to withdraw; that™.
UtTmoming of the 6th, by day-break, the ctagement