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PORTSMOUTH: PrintEDp and PUBLI‘SH}@D by AN IEL FOWLE, at his Printing-Office in PAvED STREET.
Vol XXIX,]
A fartber colleion from London papers brought
by Capt. Manning, who arrived bere the 7th
- HA G UE, O&ober 20.
HE following letter of resigna
tion from his Highness the
Duke of Brunswick is address
ed to their High Mightinesses,
- dated O&ober 14, 1784.
: “ High and Puissant Sirs,
- %As | have had the honour to serve this
Republic in different high military departments,
for thirty two years, and am “fully conscious
that I have conduéted myfeif with zeal and
* fidelity, so as to have received thz most distin
guished marks of approbation and respect trom
your High Mightineflzs and the whole nation,
in the times of peace and union, posterity will
hardly believe, that I have endured for four
years the greatest trouble ; these continual at
tacks have often made me anxicus to departfrom
this country, but I thought it not proper to do
so without offering a complete refutation
of the calumony offered against me ; and | every
- day hoped and expeéted, notwithstanding the
severe resolutions entered into against me by
some provinces, to have obtained, either thar of
their High Mightinefles, or to be heard in my
own defence, which I requested in 2 refpelifal
‘and importunate manner, in my letter to the
~ five provinces which had not yet joined in the
severe resolutions. But the present state of things
and the open enmity which some provinces have
shewn against me, make me resolve not to de
ky My departure any further. ,
Wherefore, according to the terms I ex
pressly ieferved for myfelf on entering the ser
vice, whieli were, that | might at any time
leave the service when I found it convenient,
I resign, by these presents, into the' hands of
vour High Mightinefles, all my military offices
in the service of the State, declaring, that from
this time 1 confider myfelf as treed from
the oaths and service of this country 3 and
I at the fame time aequaint your High Mighti
nesses, that I have fen: to his Serene Highness
the Prince of Orange, without any reserve, as
Captain of the Union, all papers, charts, and
others plans, concerning the state and the de.
.. fence of the country, which were in my hands
cduring my former offices ; and moreover,]l have
sent the commander of the garrison of this city
_ to Major General and Commandant Douglas,
‘and have feat by him all my plans and papers
relative to that command. | ,
¢« After, then, withing your High Mighti.
nefles the greatest blefling from heaven, to
give prosperity to this country.
1 have the honour to be with all refped,
High and Puissant Sirs,
Your Highnefles’ most obedient servant,
» LO7 IS, Duke of Brunswick.”
Bois le Duc, Oflober 14, 1784. .. ..~
- In consequence of this letter, the resignation
of the field Marefchal was accepted, and the
names have been mentioned of several persons
who are to succeed to the vacant places. The
Duke of Brunswick, left Bois le Duc on Thurs.
g Bl
~ GHENT, (Germany) Oftober 1.
Here, as well as in other parts of the Auftri.
~ an Netherlands, great movements are oberved
FRIDAY, "Deeeuser 17, 1784,
among the difi’erenf“fifiwu and all circum
stances concur to indicate the spproach of some
great warlike obpperations ;..:¢ ‘we learn that
armies are on foot in divers parts of the Empe
ror’s other dominions.
O&ober 26. A correspondent, on the re
port of a new Coalition being in embrio, be
tween the Foxites and Pittites, only fays, thae
the nation would in such a case have a most
glorious profpe@, from the united force of the
two battalions, both of whom have equally sig
nalized their powers of disservice to their coun
try.— What an infernal hath must such a min
gle make ?—Glory be to thee, oh Neutrality |
And perith every ParTy !. Perith -every idea
but that of the greatest good of the wroLE |
OriciNn of the word HARLOT.
As Duke Robert of Normandy pafied through
Falaife, a market town of the fame Dukedom,
he behe!d among a company of young maids
whowere amusing themfelveswith a dance in the
evennig,a {kinner’s daughter of admirable shape
beauty, and vivacity. He was struck with her
charms, and had the address to procure the
pofleffion of them for one night. William rhe
First, furnaimed the Corqueror, for his conquest
of England, was the consequence of this night’s
amour. Ihe woman’s name was Arlit, and
from ipite to him, and disgrace to her who bore
him, the Englith gave the fame name to all the
most abandoned of the sex, which, from their
mode of pronunciation, was naturaly changed
into Harlos. _
Curious Anecdote of Dean SwiFr.—The
Dean in his lunacy had some intervals of sense,
at which time his guardians or phificians took
him out for the air ; when they came to the
Park, Swift remarked a new building, which
he had never seen, and asked what it was de
signed for, to which Dr. King{bury an{wered
‘¢ That, Mr. Dean, is the magazine for arms
and powder, for the security of the city.”” “Oh,
oh! {ays the Dean, pulling out his pocket book,
let me take an item 3 this is worth remarking
in my tablets,-as Hamlet fays, my tablets—me
mory put down that!’" which produced the
following lines; being the Jaft he ever wrote :
‘¢ Behold, a proot of Irith {fenfe !
«« Here Irith wit is seen ;
*¢¢ When nothing’s left that’s worth defence,
~ *We build 2 magazine ! :
And then put up his polket book, laughing
heartily at the conceit, and clinching it with,
“ After the steed’s stolen, shut the stable
door 3 ** after which heé never said afenfible
word 3 so that these lines may be said to have
been k¢ las speech and dying words of bis wirt |
O&ober 27. A curious circumitance hap
pened at the Pantheon, Spa, Fields; on Sunday
iaft, after evening service was finifhed 5 a very
good looking well dressed man rose in the gal
lery, and told the audience ¢ Now itis my
t:me to preach’’~—accordingly he in a manly
tone of voice, and with great propriety, admo
nithed ' the congregation to study and put into
praltice the moral duties ; to be honest, indus
trious, humane, and generous when they could
afford it, ‘but not before.. To be scrupulously
just in-paying every person to whom they stood
indebted, and live in peace with ali the world.
In short, to leave off their whining and canting,
and to be more of *the true religionift and less of
the hypocrite. This novel dottrine excited the
ire of a part of the congregation, who were for
kicking the preacher down stairs, but upon his
putting himfelf in apofture of defence they
desisted, and the preacher mmarched off in
OcéZober 28. We have the following account
of a dispute between a Venetian line of bartle
ship and two Eaglifh frigates, in & letter from
Tunis, dated Sepiember 14 :—
““ The Venetian {quadron arrived in this bay
the Isl of September, and remained thére five
days, without being able to adjust with the
regency the disputes which caused the expedi
tion ; the Dey still continuing firm resolved not
to make}peace’but on the conditions firft offered
by him. This squadron weighed anchor the
sth, and was thought to be destined against
Biferte, bur after having cruized fiix or {feven
days off Porto Farina, it veered off towards
Sardinia, as was supposed, to water, The
Admiral had left at the mouth of our bay a
ship of the line and a chebec, with orders to
visit all vessels chat should arrive, but not pre
vent them from entering the harbour: The
Englith frigates, the Thetis and the Sphinx,
having presented themselves the Bth, the Vene=
tian man of war fired five shots at them, on
which they immediately dropped an chor, and
the Englith Commander sent a letter to the
Venetian Commodore, to know if England was
at war with the Republic ot Venice ; if not the
meaning of the insult. The latter, on pretence
of not understanding Englith, sent the letter to
the Chevalier Emo by the chebec, and that
veflel not returning the next day, the Venetian
man of war got under fail, when the Englifli
ships imagining that she was rumning away,
made fail after her: They dropped anchor on
both sides, and were preparing for altion when
the chebec arrived. Soon atter the Comman
der of theVenitian squadron sent to apologize to
the Engiifh Captain, but was informed that ic
was too late. The next day the too Englifl
frigates entered the bay. What is singular in
this affair, is, that off Porto Farina, the Cheva~
lier Emo had assured the English Captain that
the port of Tunis was not blocked up. We
are curious to know how this matter will termid
pate”? . - ' "
HALIFAX, ORfober 29.
~ Since our last arrived the ship St. Lawrence,
Capt. Waytt in eight Weeks from London.—
In her came passengers his Excellency THO-<
MAS CARLETON, Efg; Governor, &c. of
his Majesty’s Province of New Brunfwick,to<
gether with his family, &ec. &c: &
A Brig, called the Northumiberland; from
Liverpool, in England, having on board twelve
Convicts (one, we are informed under sentence
of Death) has arrived here ; but we have the
pleasure to inform the public that Governot,
PARR, will not permit them to be landed.
ALEXANDRIA, November 11.
The {chooner Hope, from this port, lately
mentioned to havebeen quitred at sea bytheCaptd
and crew, was some time after taken in tow by
an Irith cutter, and the mate put on board to
steer her. In a very heavy gale of wind ;fi -‘
Capt. of the cutter was obliged to cast her looses -
but on his arrival, dispatched fomhe pilot boats
in quest of her, who found her. Unhappily,
some disputes arose between the mate and pilots, -
when the former was killed. The sch %
brought into the Eaflern Shore;
[ Vo, 1467,

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