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The Maflachufetts Spy.
• Vol. I.] WEDNESDAY, 'Auguft 22. Const rs theTurkifo SINCE the inroads the Ruffians have made into the Morea, &c. our army has been reinforced from Alia, and now consists of 150,000 men. Trieste, [ltaly} May 12. It is now no longer a doubt that the Ruffians have taken Modon and Coron in the Morea. Prom the Weissel, May 13. The grand Ruffian army will entirely have pafled the Neifter .abbut the mid dle of this month, and will now hasten thtir operations against the Turks on every fide, viz. The Generals Romanzo on the Danube, Panin against Bender Berg against Crimea, Tottleben against Natolia whom the fleet at Afoph will aid, and afterwards in the Morea, and the head squadron of the Ruffian fleet in the Archipelago against Constantinople itfelf. General Stofteln has totally routed a Corps of 20,000 Turks who had ventured to cross the Danube, killed 3000 on the spot, took many prisoners, and all their baggage and artillery. Zx Venice, [ltaly] May 19. The face of affairs feeiiF entirely changed in the Morea. Coron is again in hands of the Turks, who are recovered of the confter hation into which they were thrown on the firft defeent of the Ruffians. While they were busied with the Epi rotes in re-taking Patras, advice was brought them that 4000 Mainotes were marching towards Achaia. The Ottomans dire&ly advanced to meet them, and killed 2000 of them on the spot, the rest being totally dispersed. By this vidory the whole Duchy of Claren, of which Pa tras is the capital, is again fubjedt to the Ottomans. AH the letters likewise received from that Peninsula, as well as from Zante, bring, that an army of 60,000 men, headed by a al ready'arrived at Corinth. Trieste, May 19. The following account is now given us of the demolition of PatraE, which is destroyed from very foundations. Ihe garrison in the castle which was blocked up, made on the 13th of April, at seven in the morning, a Tally, which being supported by* 6coo foot and 4000 horse, they made themselves matters of the Citv, and put all in it, able to bear arms, to. the sword. The resistance made to them was very small ; for the Turks having set fire to the city, in many different p’ace% such of the unfortunate inhabitants as could not escape became 3 prey either to the flame, 0/ the sword cf the barbarians. This carnage lasted several hours. Ibe foreign Consuls had the good fortune to escape to Zante, all except the son of the who had a good deal of d fficulty to get out of the hands efthe Turks t v^n g Gentleman being retired to his hotel with From Tuesday, August 21, to Thursday, August 23, 1770. two Nepolitan travellers, and several women and young Ladies belonging to the principal persons of the city, to the number of about seventy a body of Albanians, armed with hatchets, endeavoured to force his gates ; but he reprefentrng to them that his nation was in alliance with the Porte, they*condu&ed him to the cattie, together with all that were with him. In this fortrefs he saw a great number of persons heheaded, and but for the arri val of the Turkish commander, who knew him, would have undergone the fame fate. The Turkish officer or dered him to be conducted to his own apartments, where he remained till five in the evening, when he ordered him to be re-conveyed to his hotel, under a ttrong escort; but on his arrival there, be found it in ashes, so that about dusk, he withdrew to the lea fide with all his retinue, and one domeflic, and after three hours march on (he (here happily found a bark, into which he got with all who fled to him, and arrived fafe at Zante. The whole city is ceftroyed, together witfi ail the villages around, and most of the inhabitants murdered. \. ca P^ of Germany] Alay 19. By letters ; Canttantinople we learn, that the Ruffians, who i/efcent on the Morea, having been joined by a of Greeks on their advancing into the country, were attaked by a body Ottoman troops, which def. ted and cut many of them in pieces ; 10,000 Greeks were left on the field of battle. They add, that there has been a sea-sight in the Archipelago, be- tween the l urks aud in which four ships be longing to the latter had been funk, and another taken by the Ottoman squadron. London, Alay 29. An Address and Petition from the Parliament of Ireland, is preparing to be brought over *co be prefen(ed to bis Maiefly. . The Rufjans by their fuccefles the last campaign are matters of Chcczim, and so have a paflage open on that fide to enter the Turkish dominions when the season will permit ; they are *lfy matters ofWa'achia and Molda via ; they are in pcfleffion of every inch of ground on this fide the Nietter and the Danube, and have now o peoed a pafiage on the other fide the Mediterranean by the conquett of the greatett part of the Mcrea. June 2. It is an adlual truth that feme Gentlemen of fortune in the country of Midulefex are now mised to ccntefi the payment of the land tax. * This day came on at the trial of Mr Almon, for felling; the London Museum, in wl icll waScontamed Junius's letter; when the jury found hmi gut by, after being out two hours and * ha f. June 5. Yetterday fame important arrived in town from Governor Calden of Nea -York. [Numb. 9.