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Constantinople, Jan ».
UPON the remonstrances made by his Brittanick Majesty's ambassador, jointly with the other foreign ministers residing at the Porte, against the uncivilized and inhuman behaviour of the Turkish officers, in contenancing rather than restraining :he mob in the barbarous scenes of rapine and outrage committed by them during the late dreaful fire at Smyrna; the Grand Signior expressed vciy h gh displeasure against the authors and abettors of those proceedings, so contrary to ancient privileges, so repugnant to hospitality, and so to'ally inconsistent with the good faith and friendship subsisting cf old between the crown os Grrat Britain and the Ottoman Porte; and an Officer of diftinction.was immediitely ordered to repair to Smyrna, bearing an imperial command, directing all possible means to be used for discovering the offenders, and punishing thrm in an exemplary manner, according to the degree of tbeir ©ffme, and ordering the plundered effects, as far as they could be distinguished and known, to be restored to the unhappy sufferers Though the imperial command has net perhaps, in this respect, produced all the effect that could be wished, yet as the Grand S'gnror has ordered it to be registered in the proper offices, t'i serve as a standing rule, and a public manifestation of his p!easure, and to be rigorcufly maintained and observed as such, there is nn doubt of its producing very falutarv consequences, ifever, in future times, the like calam ty should again besal that unha.-y city. Mustapha Pacha, who now succeeds to the Vizirat for the third time, i.-ri<frl here, from his late government of Aleppo, about a fortnight ago.
Copenhagen, Jan. si. The French amoaiTador, M. d'Ogier, has lately presented, in the name of the King his master, a gold billed sword to Capt Lamb, one of the seven Danish officers, who had leave tn serve on board the French fleet. Three of that number have been already gratified with the order for military It erit; and of ih* remaining three, two were ki'led in actn n, and the third died soon after his return hither.
Ccunt Schmettau, Lieut General of the cavalry in the Danish srrice, arr-ved here about len days ago from Hi.-Ifrein, ar.d is to have the chief command of the a mv in Norway, that post not hiving yet been srfied up fiace the dea h of Gen. Gruner, February 17*4.
Out of the regiments of foot guards and grenadiers, which were late'y broken, they ate now forming two life regiments; one under the title of Denmark, and the other of Norway: the fprmer of these, it i« said, is to be given to Prince Chr-rics of HcsseCassel, and the latter to Prince Frederick, as being superior, in some degree, to the regiments they command at present.
On the 15th inst died, after a shrrt il!nes>, and at the age of 68, his excellency M, d'Osten, Knight of the Order of the Elephant, and director of the Custom-house in the Sound.
Lieut. Cm. Moltke, Knight of the Order of Dannebro-?, ar.d governor os the fortress of Tronenbourg, died thrre the 20th inst, after a fliorr illness, at the age of about 6a. He was elder brother to the Grind Marshal.
An crdonnance, dated the 19th instant, is ceme out this morning, which renews and prolongs, to the end of this year, the general pardon offered the 30th of December 1761, to all Danish seamen, »bo, havi g seerrted themselves frem the e dominions during the late war, shall return again to the service within the time limited.
By the ofdonnante of the j 7th instant, the King alteis feme points in the canitationtax: The peasants a/e no longer to pay for the poor in the country, but the proprietors of land are to be»r that burthen : Children are exempted from taxation till the aee of 16: Bui all persons comprehended in the regulation of rank, are to furnish an annual conttibution in rhe following pr portions, viz. those of the 1 si class pay 8 rix-dollats each; of the 2d, 70; of the 3:1, 40; of the 4th, 14; of the 5th, 18 ; of the 6th, 15; of the 7th, 11; of the 8th, 8 ; and of the o'b, 6: Widows are to pay one hall', except when their income does not amount to 100 rix-dollars yearly. All the subaltern officers, both by sea and land, ar« to pav 24 Danish fhill.ngs (twelve pence Eng;ish) every month
Ratifbon, Jan. 23 Several wotkmen are arrived here from Vienna, in order to build twentv vessels, in which the Imperial C. urc proposes to descend thr Danube, on their return from Francsort: These vessels are to be ready by the I2'h of Apr l. The Chevalier de tuat arrived here from Paris on the 20th infant.
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Madrid, Jan. 26. A register sli p, called La Galga, arrived at Cadiz the 15th of this month, in 69 da 9, from Cartagena in the Indies. The registered cargo for account of the commerce, consists of 1,817,706 dollars, seven chests tf wrought silver, ijjiserons of cacao, 130 chests of sugar, 20 of cascarilla, and 3? 16 hides.
Berlin, Jan, 31. The King supped a few days ago at Prince Frederick's of Brunswick. The first apartment into which he entered, re relented the hut of Baucis and Philemon; and a young peasant holding in his hand a piece of the bark of a tree, received him, conducted him towards a table covered with rural disties, and appearing animated with a divine fi;e, addressed him in some French y erks.
The young peasant then gave three blows with his piece of bark, on which the hut vanished, and a superb room appeared in its flcid, in which his Serene Highness Prince Frederick, accompanied by some of the first nobility of the kingdom, had the honour of supping with his Majesty
Rome, Jan. lS. There has lately been dug up in the neighbourhood of Albana, a staiue of Venus, of colossal dimensions, which, though mutilated in several parts, is admired by the connoisseurs for the excellency of the workmanship.
Warsaw, Jan. 18. H's Royal Highness Prince Charles of-Six ny, Duke of Courland, on the 25th ot' March, 1760, married, unknown 10 his father, a French lady of the family of Corvin Krasinflcy, descended from Marcus Valerius Corvinus, a noble Reman, and this marriage was acknowledged to be legitimate in 1763, by his Ri yal Highness the laM E'est. r of Saxony. Prince Charles eiecl.-ued his ma'riaj;e a few days ago to the grandees of the Republick, who went to pay their compliment! upon the occasion to the Princess.
Vienna, Jan, 18. The Prince de Lichtenstein, first Imperial Commissary in the electoral Diet, set out this morning fer Francfort, wrh a retinue of six coaches and six.
(.< r' ^■.•rnv'nr, the F.nLj 1.1 n minister, has leceivtn a cour er from his court, with dit121. !.rf- relative to the election of a bishop of Osnahviig, which will come on the 17th of xicv nio'nh.
V -ma, Jan. 21. Ccunt Bathiaai was J.is> Wednesday fce'rothed to the Coun'ess D .A'iH?.er d'Erdodi, born Countess ot'Ba'hiani, his niece. He paid 50,000 stcrins to the court of Rf me for a dispensation to enable him to contract this maniape, Vienna, January 28.
The Erf-press Queen having made a present cf the old castle of Gran in Hungary to the Arthbistiop of that see, and that prelate beiag determined to icfide for the suture 4" .
at Gran, has obtained leave of her Imperial Majesty to pull down that castle, and build a palace on the fame spot. In the foundation of the old palace the workmen found an earthen vase, containing 1258 Roman medals, 14 of whith were silver, and the rest copper. Those of silver are of the Emperors Gcrdian, Maximilian. Diocletian, and Ccnstantine ; and those of copper were struck in the reigns of Claduius, Tacitus, Probus, Carus, Carinus, Ac. There are also in this collection two medals of the Empress MagnaUrbic Augusta,, who is supposed to have been the wife of t'arinus.
Vienna, Feb. 1. The contagion is spreading along the Adriatic coasts. It is feared that Trieste and Fiume, and even the Venetian territory, will seen be infected, as the mails due from those parts are not arrived. Our line of guards extends as far as Lanboch. Gradifca has lost most of its inhabitants; and there is a famine in the district of Friuli,
Hague, Feb. 7. Her Royal H;ghress the Hereditary Princess of Brunswick airived at Delft on Saturday morning last, on board the Prince of Orange's yatcht: Her Royal Highness was happily in perfect health, notwithstanding the very great fatigue slie had undergone in her passage. Their Serene Highnesses the Hereditary Prince and Prince Lewis went to Delft to receive her, and conduct her in the Prince of Orange's equipages, escorted by his Serene Highness's life guards, to the Palace of the Old Court, where his Serene Highness the Prince Stadtholder received her Ro) al Highness, and conducted her to her apartments. The States General, the states of Holland, and the council of state, upen news of her Royal Highness's arriva', nominated a deputation of their most distinguished members, to comp'iment 'heir Royal and S rene Highnesses upon their safe ai rival, and the happy conclusion of the r marriage: but as they were pleased to decline receiving the deputations in form, all the colleges had the honour to make their compliments without ceremony. The Prince of Orange has done his utmost to make their abode here as agreeable as possible.
Yesterday evening her R^yal Highness and the Hereditary Prince were graeirufly pleared to honour Sir Joseph Y rke, his Kritanniclc Majesty's Ambassador, with their present e at a bail at his house j where were likewise present their Highnesses Piince Lewis of B.nnfwick, Prince George of Mecklenbourg, and the Prince of Weilbourg, the foreign Ministers, and a \eiy numercus company of persons of distinction of both Sexes. Her Royal Highness's affability, condescension, and ease, have captivated all those who have had the honour to approach her; and it is impossible to express the satisfaction her presence at ihi*
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place has occasioned. Their Highnesses dined at Prince Lewises yesterday, and iup there thii evening.
Hague, Feb. 10. The Prince and Princess or We'lbourg, having expressed their wifl-.ea to the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Brunswick, thit they would be Consort to their new-hoin d- ..jhter, their Serene and Royal Highnesses were pleased to assist at the ceremony of the baptizing, ac the great church in thie town, on Wednesday evening last, when the young Princess was named Augusta Maria-Carolina. The Prince of Weilbourg gave a grand supper after the ceremony: The Hereditary Prince and Princess set out for Utrecht yesterday morning at nine o'clock, where they retted that evening. To-day 'hey proceed to Loo; to-morrow to Twickel; and the following days by Bentheim and Osnabrug to Lunebourg,
Abbeville, Feb. 5. This afternoon at two o'clock an unhappy accident happened. The Ponte Rue on the Somme is built of wood, and composed of three parts. The middle part is a draw-bridge, which it listed up to let barges, &c. pass. A barge, laden with
corn, having struck against the pile;, immediately funk. This brought a great crowd of people upon the bridge, whose weight broke that part which lifts up. Sixty or eighty fell into the river, some were drowned, and others hurt. It is thought there were in all about thirty lives loft.
Paris, Feb. I. The Archbishop of Paris having acknowledged the Pastoral Instruction, occasioned by the encroachments made on the authority of the Church by the secular Tribunals in the affair of the Jesuits, to be his ; the parliament ordered all the peers to be summnned for Monday, the 23d past, to consder of this matter. This affair being accordingly brought on the carpet, the first president (who had gone to alk the King that he would be pleased to be present in his parliamentth-s day)reported sr^m the King: •• That he had punished the Archbishop [by banishing h;m ;] and that it vis his pleasure that they should proceed no further against him." Whereupon the parliament resolved to present remonstrances on this head. The Instruction was burnt by the common hangman next day.
Saturday, Jan. a8.
BBtween eight and nine o'clock at night, as Jonh Amphlett,Esq; of Hadley, in the paiisti of Omberfley, was returning home from W< rcefler marke', he was attacked ty a Angle highwayman in a cross-lane, near the turnpike to Droitwich, who presenting a pulol, Mr. Amphlett knocked it out of hia hicdwi'h a stick; upon which the high wayman knocked Mr. Amphtett off his horse, then dismounted himself, and began to rifle Mr. Amphlett's pockets; but some gentlemen on horseback happening to be on the road near the spot, and hearing the cry of murder, made up towards the place from whence they heard the noise; upon which the highwayman lest Mr. Amphlett without having time to rob him, mounted his horse again, and rode off full speed, leaving hit whip behind him. Mr Amph'et's breeches pocket was very much torn by the highwayman's endeavouring to get a purse that was io it, while Mr. Amphlett kept his hand close upon the pocket.
Tuisday Jan 31. About seven o'clock, a gentleman coining over Wirnhetnn common, observed a large ball of fire in the air of an uncommon brightness ; the fame was observed by another gentleman at Farnborou^h in Ken', where it butst io various stream: of fin: azure, and
left a sulphurous flench behind it: lightning and meteors in the air were obfetved in divert other places.
Thursday ^. A most extraordinary robbery was committed on Thursday morning last on Finchley Common, by a single footpad, who stopped a Gentleman's coach, in which there were two Ladies, a Counsel! r of eminence, and a Captain of soot. The fellow had no weapon but a large clasp knife, which he thrust into the coach, and swore instantly to prod, as he called it. into the Gentleman, if they made the least hesitation in delivering their purses: the counsellor gave him five guineas, and the officer three and a half. The ladies were all the time in the greatest agitation for fear the fellow would c mn.it some barbarity, and beid their money out, begging he might be content with it. and go about his business; but he had no sooner done with the Genlemen than he removed their uneasiness, by saying, "Nay, ladies, don't be frightened, I never did the least injury to a woman in my life, nor never will, damme; as for your money, keep it to yourselves; all that I shall ask from you will Le a kiss a-piece, and if you grudge me that, I am sure y >u are neither sensible nor Enod.humoi.:ed." The ladies having complied, be to k his leave very civ lly, declaring tbat wss ihe rust robP %. bery. 104 DOMESTIC INT
tcry he ever committed, and should be the laft; that he bad served on board one of bis Majesty's (hips the whole war, but that being foolish and extravagent, he had spent all his wa^cs, and was then utterly destitute of employment and breaV ; '* but ihis sum, says he, wll carry me home cleverly to I eland, and then I (hall be in no danger of wanting eithc, ac I have a good many friends." The whole transaction laded near five minute?, yet no passengers came up; and though there was a fcotman behind the coach, there was no attempt made f ir having the fellow seculed. He was a lusty well made man, near fix foot high, dressed in a blue jacket, and had but ve<y little of his country accent.
Yesterday the fix boys who were taken up, leing charged with picking of pockets, were re-examined befurs the Lord-Mayor j when his LornsiVp was pleased to dismiss: four of them on account of their youth; their friends, who are people of credit, promising to take care that they would prevent them from going nut to play at before; one was sent hack to the Poultry-Comber for further examination; and the boy who was first taken up ft.r picking the gentleman's, pocket, is committed to the above prison, in order to take his trial ih- next sessions at the Old Bailey ; some of them are not above twelve years of age.
Letters from Philad-lphia mention the safe arrival of MeiTrs. Mason and Dtxon. These gentlemen, by the appointment of the Royal Society, observed the Transit of Venus over the Sun at the Ca:e of Cood Hope in IjSi, and were sent last year, by the Right Hon. Lord Baltimore and the Hon. Mellis. Penn, to run the boundary lines between the provinces of Maryland and Pcnfylvania, on the recommendation of Dr. Bevis, who projected the plan of their operations, and directed the construction of theii instruments.
Extract of a letter from Plymouth, Jan. »o. It is now to be hoped that a speedy stop will be put to the many embezzlements committed in the King's jards. It is unnecessary to particularize to you what has long been the practice here ; canvas, rope, yarn, tar, bays, and in fact very many other articles, were continually made away wi'h, and all chargrd to the King, who they thought could well afford to be cheated. Quantities of stores have; been at various times found in the neighbourhood of this p'ace, as at Plimpton, Mutton Cow, Sec. Sec. On a search lately made, a coil of three inch and a half rope, which was made in the King's yard on the jd intrant, was on the 5th found in the possession of a man who has been many years foreman of a gang ; he was in course apprehended, and has given cool, bail for his appearance to ansiver the charge; if he is gu'liy, I hope his punishment will be a terror to ethers, and that this perpetual robbing the pulric will be pur,
a stop to. It >», indeed, and has lorg been a growing evil; during all the last war the stores aboard many King's ship were converted, in a great measure, to private use, and as bad examples are too often followed, even the red hays, allowed by she King for lining the fide-ropes, Sec. is converted to private use; but rhis trade is pietty well over, since so many (hips are paid oss.
Extnct of a letter from Philadelphia, Dec. 10.
Our Governors are not yet, it should seem, sufficiently rouzed, for the frontier inhabitants are left pretty much to themselves to resist a merciless enemy, 800 of our prov:ncial troops being the whole allotted to guard an extent of near 200 miles, from Delaware Forks to Maryland. Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, are also asleep, having hitherto contented themselves with sending detachments of militia to the frontiers; the last province supports 200 men there. The Merchants on your fide have drained us well of specie; for, by good authority, w ithin this year, 000,000 hard dollars hive been exported from Ph'lidelphia to Great Britain.
Extract from the Norwich Mercury.
Sir, on Wednesday, January the 25th, about twenty-five minutes after one o'clock at noon, as a gentleman was with his fervanc in his garden at Brooke (a village about six miles south of Norwich) they heard a noise wh ch at first appeared like the found of a large number of cannot at a great distance; hut upon a more close attention to it, it seemed to come under the earth as well as from the air above them; and at the fame time that they heard the found, they felt the earth move up and down like a wave of the sea, for the space of a few seconds. The found came from the north weft, continued for the fpace.of two minutes or longer, and both the gentleman and his servant observed that the air was remarkably warm at that time.
Hamburgh, Jan »o. A difference which had arisen between the ministers of Sweden and Prussia, has been happily rerminatei by a negociation between the Barons De Manceufel and De rlecht. As this affair is now settled, the Swelish and Prussian ministers to the States of Lower Saxony, Colonel de Bonlen and Baron de Coccei', have fixed their refpective depanures for the 23d inst.
Since the reform made in the troops of the teigning Duke of Brunswick, a considerable number of the troops of that principality have arrived hre, the greater part cf which have taken the route of Holftein, to inlilt themselves under General Luckner, in the C >rps d'Etrangerr, in the service of France,
According to lettets from Constantinople, dated Dec, l\ the new Virir, Mustafa* Easha, arri\ed there the 8th, and wen' immediately Mag.
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- - j-tly to watt on the Grand Sultan, by «kom ht was most graciously received. He •» also complimented by the Mufti, Captain h'hi, and other grand officers and ministers r; the Porte, who conducted him home to li palace. Scon after he went incog, to fe'••i' of the principal maikets, and gave strict aitn to the butcher, bakers, dec. to fell idi meat, bread, at the prices appo'nttd, without cheating, or monopolizers de-Hiding any one amongst them: that, in'■'nay sluuld be feurd guilty of the said 'uaa, he was determined to punish them rrerely.
Hitwich Feb 3. A dutiful address was •merited to their Serene Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Brunswick, by the Mayor, A'drrmen, and capital Burgesses of this town, « their arrival here list Friday in the asterGom ; to which her Royal ar>d Serene High«& wa) pleased to return the following ans'w set the Prince and herself.
'I thank you for this seasonable mark of 'roar attention to the Prince and me; for 'which we ate much obliged.'
They had all the honour to kiss her Royal sad Serene H ghnese's hand.
The Prince and Princess of Brunswick refided at Griffith Davies's, Esq; on Friday and Satordiy last j and on Sunday, at ten o'do< k, the *cather being more moderate, their Highnfslet embarked on board ^different yachts, but a gale of wind arising, they could not fail that day. About five in the evening the Prince went to pay a visit to his Royal Cont*t, and a'terwards hii Serene Hithneft fane on (bore to lodge. The neat morning Mi. Danes carried a letter, that came from •be Princess Dowager of Wales, to her Highntii on board the yacht, when she desired Ji'm to tell the Prince that (he was in goed sfiriH, and had slept from nine ar night till seven that morning. On Monday his Serene Highness re-imbarkrd, and about two o'clock in the afternoon the yatchts fa led Ul a a 'air wind, and, in all probability, arrived in Holland the neat day t but as the *md ha» c mint ed in nearly the fame quarttr,neither packet not express had then arrived in,m Holland.
When their Highnesses embarked on Sunday, the Prince was dressed in blue c!oa h« ti mired with gold lace, and the Princess in fiatict dimafle, made up in the German fafciow.
Tor behaviour of Irs Srrerie Highr.es the rVed'tarv Prince ot Eiur.sv.itk. in every pWrwhee lie tested, till hie embarkation at Ha.»ith on S -n ay Iaf>, war se affable and "He, th.it it has gained him the esteem of all rar-k and degrees of people.
One i f the tnrrst affecting scenes at the deP» '»re of cur amiable Princess Augusta, w e WWd, wa; « fellows; wren fccr highness,
who had kept up her spirits furprieingly, wa, on the point of taking coach, in going thro the hall she found a'l her servants drawn up in a row, to take their last farewel of an indulgent and most dearly beloved mistress. The s-ght r>f them instantly melted her into tears, and clapping her handkerchief before her eyes, the hastened to her ca-riage, unable to express the emotions she felt in any other manner.
Extract of a letter from a Lady at Minorca, dated Jan 5.
We have had the Duke of York here, who has won all our hearts by his most amiable and engaging behaviour; it wa!, in some measure, fortuna'e f r US, that his highness staid but a week, or we should certainly have been danced to death ; not a day passed without a ball, as splendid as cur ifland could possibly render them ; the most particular was given by Commodore Hair fon, which was, in this part, beyond any thing ever seen ; the plate exhibited on the occasion cost upwards of 50001. Chnitmas-Assembly, Dublin, Jan. 20. 1164.*
Ordered, that the thanks of the Sheriffs and Commons of this city,in Common-Council assembled, be presented to the Right Hon. Lord Chief Justice Pratt, for the distinguished zeal and lo.alty which he has shewn in asserting and maintaining the rights and liber a t.es of the subject, in the high flat on which he now fills with temarka'le dignity j and for his particular services to this kingdom in the office of Attcrney-General.
Dublin, Jan. 14. Friday last the Hon Sir James Caldwell was veted the freedom of this city in a silver box, on ace unt of the signal services which he has perfoimr-d to his country, in raising, in the year 1750, a regiment of light-horse, at his own proper ex.ence, for the defence of this kingdom, when an invasion was threatened.
Extract of a letter from Amsterdam. The people of Holland are much surprised at the sudden departure of his Serene Highness the Prince ot Brunswick with his roval bride from London, especially as it is well known that he is particularly attached to ihe English nation. The Dutch are free speakers, and many conjectures ar« formed on the occasion, but a'l of them I think wide ot' the mark Ir is wh spered that he will again past thmugh Holland in his way to England before the re urn cf the wmter j hut ihis ii very improbable. His H ghnei's ha% it i« said, seen evety thing that is rcmaikable in and about Lrndon; a d such war his continued at ention arid unwearied assiduity in gratify rg that laucable curiosity, that some wags female not to assert, that after thia cam-a'gn he has an undoubted li^ht to fay WiibCjflar, frni, ftfi, wi.