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It i> now (aid that the Parliament will meet for the’ dis
patch of business the latter end of November.
jfognft 30. His Maje&jr has appointed Robert Wood#
E(q; to have the management of affairs of the southern de
partment till pother principal Secretary if appointed in tho
room of the Earl of Rgremont; bat the Earl of Halifax
signs all the dispatches that go from the said office.
• We are informed that a great nobleman received an ano
nymous letter last week, by the pod, which occafionpd the
summoning together no leu than tao perfon* belonging to
the poft-omcc, in order to trace the above letter.
. It's reported that Lord Shelburne is to be the Chief of a
new department for a third Secretary of State# purely and
foidy for the colonies. *’ I ‘ ’
Advices from Dantzick of the 9th ult. make mention of
the present ferment in Russia.
September 1. This day his Royal Highness the Duke of
York, accompanied by Commodore Herrey, let out for
Plymouth, to take upon him the command of the fleet de-
Ain ed for the Mediterranean fcrvice.
Philadelphia, OSober 6.
VjQgQgQafESTERDAY arrived here the (hip Richmond,
j3?y3B( Capt. Younghulband, from Rotterdam and
fi Y P ort^ with upwards of 200 Germans.
08. 13. A letter from Carlifle of the 6th fays,
44 I greatly fear the communication between Fort
Pitt and Ligonier is cut off again, as the Indians have been
seen about Ligonier, and have killed one man, and done
fome other damage.—lt is upwards of five weeks since any
accounts from thence.’* * r .
Kingfion in Jamaica, Sept. 15. On Wednefiiay between
the hours of 1 and 2 P. M. the magazine at Fort Augufla
was fired, as it is supposed by lightening, the explosion
being immediately followed by a loud pea! of thunder; it
was laid to contain between 2 and 3000 barrels of gunpow
der, and the blast was so violent thar not a Angle stone of
the foundation, or of the walls that surrounded it, could be
observed on the place where it flood, mod of the guns (24
pounders) on the bastion contiguous were dismounted, part
aimoft buried in the rubbilh, and one of them carried more.
than 100 yards from the place. The lhock not only (bar
tered the works to a coufiderable diflance, but al(b threw
down the officers barracks, and moft of the small houses in
and about the garrison, the stones confidently damaged the
soldiers barracks, and killed and wounded a great number
of men, women, children, and negroes, within the works,
and two soldiers far up the bay were killed, and fome
wounded at the diflance of a mife, or a mile and a half. •
Capts. Talbot and Dunbar, and Ensign Keating of the 43d
regiment, were taken out dead from under the ruins, Lieuts.
Dunn and Monfell of the 74th regiment were very much
wounded, and several other officers who were in tne fame
barrack narrowly escaped with their live*. The number of
white pcrfons buried that evening amounted to it, several
are since dead of their wounds, the dreadful confufion in the
garrison occasioned by this melancholy accident, renders it
impossible f;r fome time to ascertain exa&ly the lo(s sustain
ed, or the number of lives loft.
St. Jag 9dt la Vega, Sept. 24. From Kingston we learn,
that the society of Free and Accepted Masons have m*A* a
collection for the poor wounded fufferers by the late dread
ful explosion at Fort Augufla. On Monday last several gen
tlemen of the society went to Port-Royal hospital, where,
after viewing their condition, they left upwards of 1201. to
be diilributed among ft those real objects of charity.
WiUiamJburgb in Virginia, 08. 14. The following is an
extraft of a letter from Col. Andrew Lewis to his Honour
the President, dated October 3d.
** Our men on duty have of late been continually harraf
fed by the enemy, especially those on Jackson’s river. The
lookouts in that quarter, about the end of August, discover
ed the tracks of a party of Indians on Green Brier. Afloon
as they made their report, I ordered Capts. Bowyer and
Moffat, with 100 men, to go in quest of them, who found
the Indians, about 20 in number, sorted in. Affoon as our
people fired on them, they took to their heels, though not
without returning the fire ; two of their men were however
Hilled on the spot, and many of those who nude their escape
About the 12th of last month, Capt. Ingles, wkh
of his men, fell in with ajparty of Indians, 20 in number
on New River, as they wdft reVvfthidg from the frontier, of
Halifax with 4 prifonerl. 3b horfos, and a considerable
quantity Os baggage: Tile Indians, being unwilling to
part with so valuable a booty, disputed the ground for near
half an hour, when Capt. Ingles remained mailer of the
field, ftalped two of the Indians, wounded many, released
the prisoners and brought in the horses and baggage.
44 On the 26th a more Bnlucky affair happened on Jack
son’s river, between Fort Dinwiddle and Fort Young. As
Capu. Moffat and Philip* (the latter from Louisa) were on*
their march with 60 men, to join Capt. Cuningham, they
were attacked by a for superior number of the enemy. The
engagement lasted a considerable time, but at last our men, ~
overprefled with numbers, were obliged to give way, leav * ~
ing 12 of their number dead on tho spot, one of them Capt.
Philips’s lieutenant. By all accounts the Indians mail have
loft a good many men.”
’ Brfin, 08. Saturday arrived here Capt. Wheel
wright from Halifax. By a gentleman who came passenger
we learn, that Lord Colvil was arrived there in the Rom
ney man of war in 20 days from England: That it was re
ported at Halifax that three large French store (hips were
gone up the river St. Lawrence, supposed to supply the
Indians with necessaries for carrying on a war.
Same day Capt. Haufe arrived from Gafpee, who in.
that his Majesty’s (hip Mermaid was come in there
with jury-masts, having last Wednesday three weeks met
with a violent gale of wind off Split Island, which carried
•way his bowsprit, and all her masts. .. • -
We learn from London, that the thoughts of fending a
bilhop to America is wholly laid aside.
Philadelphia, 08. 27.’ Saturday lift fome officers and
soldiers arrived here fjrojn Pittfourgh ; the garrison all well
whea they left the fort, nor were they interrupted on the
road by the Indians.
On Tuesday we received the following melancholy ad
vices from Northampton county. That on Sunday the 16th
the Laghowexin fettlemcnt, on a branch of the Delaware,
betwixt Wyoming and the Minifinks, was cutoff by the
Indians, When nine people were killed and four wounded,
£ n f oCwrtuch, and two boys, had got into Upper Smith
field : That on Thursday last a party of the enemy ruined
into a house in Allemingle town (hip, and tomahawked the
min, his wife, and four children, and a fifth is said to be
miffing: And that bn Saturday four men, a woman, and
a negroe wench, were killed in a flat going over to the Jer
seys ; two other men are miffing. The Indians, in number
about 20, swam intathe river, brought the flat afliore, and
lealped all the people excepting the negroe woman.— The
man, woman, and children, in Allemingle, were likewise
lealped, and cat and mangled in a moft inhuman manner.
And from Sussex county, in the Jerseys, we learn that the
Indians have been seen in different parts thereof, and that
the militia of that province are out after them.
* a letter from Paxton, in Lancaster county, dated 23d
mil. we learn, that the party under Capt. Clayton, is re
turned from Wyoming, where they met with no Indians,
but found the New-Englanders, who had been killed and
lealped a day or two before they got there; they buried the
dead, nine men and a woman, who had been moft cruelly,
butchered; the woman was roasted, and had two hinges in
her hands, supposed to be put in red hot; and several of the
m . cn aw^s into their eyes, and spears, arrows,
pitchforks, &c. flicking in their bodies. They burnt what
houfe* the Indians left, and destroyed a quantity of Indian
corn. The enemy's traAs were up the river towards Wlg
• New-Yerl, 08. y.- ThurlHay last his Excellency Sir-
Jeffery Amherst arrived here from Albany.
Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, dated zgth injl.
‘‘ Tha* afternoon arrived the Hope, Capt. Harkies, from
Bnuol, which he left the 12th of September. We havo
the London papers to the 10th. The nation flili in a fer
ment about the ministry. Mr. Pitt has had two or three
conferences with his Majesty, but his demands were so high
that his Majesty would not comply, on which the miniilry
waii fiturned according to the inclofed lift. It is still said the
other fide are making drone opposition, being determined
to have out the prefect ministry. Preparations for war are