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in their masts, yards, and rigging, but nothing that will impede the voyage, or which cannot be repaired even here with fecurity.

The fate of the Infernal fire-fhip, and Terror bomb, deserves to be particularly related: they had come from the Isle of May two days before, and lay to the eastward, without all the hips, notwithstanding my orders in writing had been strictly given, and punctually communicated, for all the fmall ships to an chor within the reft. The Terror had sprung her bowsprit, and was fifhing of it, with her rigging loofe, when the enemy appeared, and one of the fixty-four gun fhips layed her on


The Terror catched fire, and the enemy durf not take poffeffion of her, though often invited fo to do by Captain Wood. She then cut her cable, and drove to sca, where the loft her bowfprit and toremast.

One of the French ships again followed her in this miferable condition, and fired feveral fhot at the Terror; yet Captain Wood feeing us preparing to come out, would not flrike his colours, but bravely contrived to set fome Atay fails, and slide off in that shattered con



The fire-ship went to fea, and was taken by the enemy, by what means I cannot relate; but I have good reason to believe fhe was afterwards either abandoned by the enemy, or re-taken by the crew, as the Jupi er faw her next day to leeward, and standing towards us, with her diftinguishing vanes and anfweringAag abro.d.


impossibility of joining the convoy if I had followed the enemy.

We fhall fail from this island to-morrow; and the Porto floop will be ready to proceed for England the day after with these dispatches. I am, with the greatest respect,


The Fortitude India ship behaved with un common bravery. She was boarded by the Artefien, who fired many guns into her; fe veral of the enemy's crew jumped on board the Fortitude; yet in this fituation Captain Jenkinson, of the 98th regiment, kept up a conftant fire with fmall arms; feveral of the enemy were thot on the shrouds, and two were forced over board, and taken up again into the Fortitude, after the two fhips had feparated.

The Hinchinbrook was alfo miferably cut and mangled by the Artefien, before the wes taken. Many of the other India fhips tuffered confiderable damages, particularly the Lord North, Ofterly and Afia; and the Edward victualler was nearly funk and carried out to fea, though afterwards abandoned.

Your Lordship's most obedient, And most humble fervant, GEO. JOHNSTONE. 13. Capt. Moutrie was tried by a court martial, held on board one of the King's fhips on the Jamaica ftation, just before the depar ture of that feet; and by this circumftance they were delayed from failing feveral days. After enquiring into all the particulars of the unfortunate capture of the large and valuable outward-bound fleet under his convoy, we hear he was, by the fentence of the court, fufpended. Admiralty-Office, June 15, 1781. Extract of a letter, received the 12tb inftant, from Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes, K. B. to Mr. Stephens, dated at Bombay, Jan. 2, 1781.

With great difficulty, after turning many days, we recovered this bay with the Fortitude, and we towed in the Hinchinbrook and Edward.

I have judged it proper to put Captain Sutton, of the Ifis, under an arreft.

Since writing the above account, the Infernal fire hip has joined us. The enemy had abandoned her on our app oach, having taken away Captain Darby, and five feamen and nine foldiers of the 98th regiment.

Lieutenant Hamilton has been ever fince turning up to gain this port, which shews the

On the 17th of October I failed from Ma dras-road, intending to proceed to the relief of Tellicherry on this coaft, (clofely invested by the Nairs, and a detachment of Hyder Ally's troops) and from thence to this port, to clean and refit the ships.

I arrived in Tellicherry-road on the 27th of November, where I found two of the company's armed fnows, and a transport ship. which had brought stores and ammunition to the garrifon a few days before: in the mean time, the a med boats of the fhips in Callicutroad, cut out and brought away one of Hyder Ally's fhips, and forced the other on fhore; but, in the course of their operation, the Sartine frigate being warped into fhoal water to cannonade the enemy's fhips, fruck on the rocks at low water, and filled, fo that she was totally lost.

After having left a Captain of Marines, with 4 officers, and 108 rank and file, with 1000 barrels of powder, at Tellicherry, for its defence, until a reinforcement should arrive from Bombay, I failed, with all the fquadron, towards Bombay, on the 5th of December laft.

On the 8th of December, being off Mangulore, the principal fea port of Hyder-Ally, on the Malabar Coaft, I faw two fhips, a large fnow, three ketches, and many fmalter veffels, at an anchor in the Road, with Hyder Ally's colours flying on board them; and, ftanding with the fquadron close into the Road, found them to be veffels of force, and all armed for war; on which I anchored as close to the ene my's veffels as poffible, with safety to the ships, and ordered the armed boats of the fquadron to attack and deftroy them, under cover of the fire of the company's two armed fnows, and of the prize-fhip cut out of Callicut-road, which were anchored in shoal-water, and clofe to the enemy's hips. This fervice was conducted, on the part of our boats, with a spirit


and activity that do much honour to the offi-
cers and men employed in them; and in two
hours they took and burnt the two ships, one
of 28, the other of 26 guns; one ketch, of 12
guns, was blown up by the enemy, at the in-
ftant our boats were hoarding her; another
ketch, of 10 guns, which cut her cables, and
endeavoured to put to fea, was taken; and
the third ketch, with the fmaller veffels, were
all freed on shore, the fnow only escaping into
the harbour, after having thrown every thing
overboard to lighten her. On this fervice the
fquadron loft Lieutenant Gomm, of the Bur-
ford, and ten men killed; Lieutenant Sutton,
of the Superb, Lieutenant Maclellan, of the
Eagle, and 5f men wounded, many of themed
fince dead.

On the 28th of December I arrived with the fquadron in this harbour, and immediately fet about the docking and refitting the fhips for fervice, which I hope to acomplish all in the month of March.

18. Captain Frederick arrived this morning with difpatches at the Admiralty-Office from Capt. Fanshaw, of the Egmont, whom he left, the 3d inftant, 35 leagues to the weftward of Tory Inland, going with the Jamaica convoy, all well, round the Mull of Scotland. Capt. Fanfhaw dispatched a fhip with the trade for Ireland. The ship taken by the convoy, is the Marquis de Fayette; alfo recaptured the James and Rebecca, of Liverpool.

19. Thirty feven publick and private bills received the royal affent by virtue of a commiffion under the great feal for that purpose. Admiralty-Office, June 19. Extract of a letter from Capt Fanshaw, of the Egmont, to Mr. Stephens, dated at fea, the 31ft of last month.

In the course of our voyage from Jamaica, the Endymion took the French hip le Marquis de la Fayette, Galletha commander, 1200 tons, mounting 40 guns, (pierced for 60) 200 men, laden with arms and cloathing on account of the American congreft, and bound to Philadelphia, after a handfome running action of about two hours."

20. Late last night the Farl of Harrington arrived at Lord George Germain's office, in Pall-mall, with difpatches from Governor Dalling at Jamaica, brought over in the Gren ville packet, Capt. Tankerfield, which failed from thence the 28th of April. She brings intelligence of a great many Dutch veffels being captured by the flips on that flation, and likewife of two Spanish transports belonging to the expedition which went against Penfaco Ja, being taken by one of our frigates, and carried into Port Royal.

20. His Royal Highnefs the Duke of Gloucefter, accompanied by Colonel Lowther, and Lord Malden, arrived safe at Oftend, on

Wednesday laft, at five o'clock in the afternoon, after a paffage of 14 hours, in a neutral veffel from Dover. His Royal Highness obferved the stricteft incognito, and was dressed in plain blue, without a far; but was notwithItanding, immediately recognized,

The Emperor had left Oftend at three o'clock in the afternoon, and was to lie at Bruges that night. The Duke of Gloucester fet out, after his Imperial Majesty, at five o'clock the next morning, and arrived at Bruges a little before seven the fame day, and immediately fent Colonel Lowther to fignify his defire of an interview. The Duke hearing of the honour the Emperor intended him, receiv

him at the foot of the flair-cafe, and after conducting him into his apartments, the most perfect intercourse of cordiality and friendship took place, which was fucceeded by a long conference.


25. In last Saturday's Gazette there is publifhed a letter, dated Petersburgh, May 12, 1781, from Gen. Arnold, to Sir Henry Clinton, in which is given a detail of his opera tions in Virginia. April 25, marched to Petersburgh, were oppofed by 1000 militia, who were difperfed, with the lofs of 100 men. On the 26th deftroyed at Petersburgh 400 hogsheads of tobabco, one ship, and a number of fmall veffels on the flocks and in the river. Next day, at Cheflerfield Court House, burnt a range of barracks for 2000 men, and 300 barrels of flour. On the fame day at Of born's two thips, three brigantines, five floops, and two fchooners, loaded with tobacco, cordage, flour, &c. fell into our hands. Four ships, five brigantines, and a number of fmal veffels were funk and burnt. On board the whole flect, (none of which efcaped) were taken and deftroyed about 2000 hogheads of tobacco. At Manchester the 30th were destroyed 1200 hogfheads of tobacco. The fame evening we returned to Warwick, where we deftroyed a magazine of 500 barrels of flour, and Colonel Cary's fine mills were deftroyed in burning the magazine of flour. We alfo burnt feveral warehouses, with a hundred and fifty hogsheads of tobacco, a large fhip and a brigantine afloat, and three veffels on the flocks, a large range of public rope walks and forehouses, and fome tan and bark houfes full of bides and bark.

As foon as it is reduced to a certainty that Lord Cornwallis has crossed the Roanoke and is on his march for this place, the army will advance one or two days march from hence to meet his Lordship, and carry a fupply of provisions for his army. A confiderable magazine of flour and bread has fallen into our hands near this place, and the country abounds with cattic.

Lift of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in our next.

Lady's Magazine;



Entertaining Companion for the FAIR SEX, appropriated folely to their Ufe and Amusement.


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18 Detached Thoughts


19 Trial of Mr. H. F. De la Motte 370
20 The Lady's Budget, No. III.
21 The Matron. No. 98.



22 The King's Speech


23 Card from Sabrina


24 Suite d'Hiftoire d'Epaminondas 379 25 Enigmatical Questions and Solutions 380 16 POETRY.-The Picture of a Play house, when honoured with the royal/ Prefence.-Prologue to the BaronEpilogue to the Same-The continuation of Telemachus-Lines on a Lady's refufing to fhew the Author fome Verfes-The Spring-Edwin and Henry-On a Woman of the Town 381-384 385



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27 Foreign News.

28 Home News

29 American News

36 Births-Marriages-Deaths 391,392

This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates, viz.

2. A beautiful hif

1. An elegant new Pattern for an Apron, or Handkerchief. torical Picture of Torrifmond, or the unfuccefsful Sportsman. And, 3. A new Song, let to Mufic by Mr. Hudson.

LONDON: Printed for G. Robinfon, No. 25, Paternofter-Row, where Favours from Correfpondents will be received.


W fupply is now exhaufted.

TE are under a neceffity to intimate to HR that her last

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The author of The Treacherous Hufband will, we hope, liften to the importunities of several of our female friends, for the continuation of his narrative.

In answer to an application from Emma Isabella Leonora for a Remedy to Cure the Sting of Gnats, we take leave to recommend a liniment of oil of fweetalmonds and vinegar, in equal proportions, perhaps a tea-spoonful of each, &c. which is to be applied with a feather, and bound with a clean linen rag.


In the profe department we are favoured with a few moral Reflections, by T. P. Cambridge. A Letter to a gay Friend, by Phillis. Enigmatical Lift of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac, by El. J—n; Gentlemen that came Home in th: laft Enft India Fleet, and Ladies Names admired ly Major A-k-n, by Maria Np. Lift of young Ladies in the Ifle of Ely; Gentlemen in Wilton, Wiltshire, and of Ladies in Somerfetfire, by a Female. List of Kingdoms in Europe, by E. T Towns and Villages in Northamptonshire, by G. K. Enigmatical Lift of Members of Parliament for Norfolk, by Roderic. Randem. Solutions to the nine Muses, by Roderic Random, Maria J. Francis Walfingham, R. B. E. Jordan; to the Enigmatical Lift of British Authors; to the Fixed Stars, by R. B. and J. Francis Walfingham Lift of Ladies Amusements, and Lift of Tuas, both by the fame.

In the poetic department, we are debtors for Lovely Jenret, a Song, by Recilieu of the Vale. Te druid ery-Ground, or City Promenaat, by One of the Company. The Reclufe, a moral Tale. Song, by donymus To MJ. Jy T-r N--m, by G. B. Verfes to a Friend, advising him to marry, by 7. N. To a young Lady, by H. Rebfon. A Paftoral, addrefied to Mijs C, by S. G. 10 Mifs A. By, near Lincoln, by T. Song, by Aminior. Solutions to a Rebus, page 327. Maria. T. C. and H. T. Colina, a Tule from Offian, by J. HongJon, aged fourteen. The two Linne's, addreffed to the Ladies. The Laureat Candidates. An Epitaph, by a young Ludy on a favourite Car; with a variety of other pieces too numerous to fpecity, but worthy the notice of the public at a future opportunity.

Lady's Magazine;

1781. JULY,







In a Series of Letters.
By a LADY.

(Continued from Pag 284.)


The Rev. POYNTZ to Lord FITZ


fame difpofitions every one ought to do, who enters upon matrimony, determined to be pleafed with whatever companions fate fhould think proper to allot me.


ORD Moreton's little mistress is difpofed of agreeable to your withes; but, before I have your thanks, it will be proper to acquaint your lordfhip to whom you are indebted for the management of this affair not to your friend Archibald, I assure you; but to an angel in the form of a woman Can you guess the fair one deferving this encomium? I will leave you to do fo, and proceed methodically on with the journal of my journey hither.

As I am not one of tafte fufficiently refined to think a felo party in a poft chaife, the molt agreeable mode of travelling; I accepted of a place in the humble vehicle, which admits a focial number; and, as company was my plan, entered the stage with the

The first five miles were unpropitious to travellers curious as myself. The morning had not dawned fufficiently to give me an idea of the dif pofitions of my companions, which, according to my mode of thinking, is generally indelibly imprinted on the countenance. When day-light difplayed us to each other, the filent fcrutiny began. A pretty female, in a nankeen riding-drefs, and black feathered-hat, eyed me with complacency. Her brother, a coxcomical youth, with a cockade, and face expreffive of military impudence feemed to enjoy the thoughts of fmoaking the country parfon. And an ancient Obadiah, in brown ruffet, and broad brim, beheld the young officer with contempt ineffable, as if he could have faid, "Mafter Tommy has got a commiffion in his pocket."..

The first village at which we stopped was not many miles diftant from FernAbbey. A young fellow, in genteel mourning, begged to be admitted an infide paflenger; but as the coachman had his complement, it was peremptorily refufed. It rained very much, and the youth appeared to be very frenuous for a feat, and therefore ventured to folicit the intereft of m

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