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to every body that the above letters could not have made part of a genuine correspondence, ås they bear date on the 2d of May, and were inserted in the Jamaica newspapers, brought by the packet, which left that island the 23d of the same month.

As you have thought it neceffary to make use of my name in the newspapers (an honour I would rather have declined), I Mall be obliged to you to Mew that I am not usually " made a vehicle" for an attack upon any man; neither is it the usual mode of Lord Balcarras's proceeding.

I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your moft obedient humble servant,

C. YORKE. P.S. I think your unjust obfervation on the first Lord Hard. wicke's “ affection for the Highlanders," might as well have been (pared. You are under a great mistake. Scotland is the beft judge whether the laws palled at that time have not tended to promote the civilization and happiness of its northern extremity.

Letter from Admiral Langara to the Municipality of Toulon, YOUR letter of yesterday, which confirms your sentiments of

generosity at the moment of my departure, affords unequivocal proofs of the good reception which my nation and myself have received from the respectable municipality of Toulon, as well as from all the inhabitants of that place. · I cannot make a better reply than to testify, by sentiments of the most lively gratitude, how desirous I am of seizing every opportunity to demonstrate the fincere affection and citeem I entertain for.you; wishing at the same time success to the arıns of the Republic, which will infallibly procure an honourable peace, and cover. the French nation with prosperity and glory.

I address to you my particular respects. As you have imposed upon me the agreeable obligation of informing you of my success, and of my arrival in Spain, I hope, in return, that you will not neglect to inform me, by your correspondence, of the military advantages of a people who have given so many proofs of friendthip to their real allies—a friendship which i have so amply experienced on your part in this port, I pray God to preserve you for many years!

JUAN DE LANGARA. On board of the Most Holy Trinity,

Toulon Road, Dec. 16, 1796.

Order of Council relative to Trade to and from the Cape of Good

Hope.

all the Court at St. James's, the 28th of December, 1996, present

the King's 1101 Excelleni Majelly in Council. WHEREAS by an act passed in the present fellion of Par

liament, intituled, * An act to authorise his Majelty, for a limited time, to make regulations respecting the trade and commeree to and from the Cape of Good Hope," it is enacted, that it shall and may be lawful for his Majesty, by and with the advice of his privy council, by any order or orders to be issued from time to time, io give fuch directions, and make such regulations, touching the trade and commerce to and from the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope, and the territories and dependencies thereof, as to his Majelty in council fhall appear most expedient and falutary, any of the acts of Parliament therein referred to, or any usage, law, or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding : . And whereas during the time the said settleinent, with the tersi. tories and dipendencies thereof, were in the pollellion and under the government of the states general of the United Provinces, or of the honourable the General Ealt India Company in the Netherlands, it was usual to admit the hips and vessels belonging to the fubje&s of countries in amity with the laid United Provinces into the ports of the said fettlement, and of the territories and depende ocies thereof, for repair and refreshment, and with that view, to permit the said thips and velsels to carry on trade with the inliabitants of the faith fettlement, and of the territories and depen. dencies thereof : his Majelly is hereby pleased to order, by and with the advice of his privy council

, in pursuance of the powers vcfted in his Majelly by the above recited ad, and it is hereby ordered, that it shall be lawful, until further order, for all thips and vessels belonging to the fubjects of any country or flate in amity with his Majesty, to enter into the ports of the faid fettle. ment of the Cape of Good Hope, and of the territories and dependencies thereof, and to carry on trade and traffic with the inhabitants of the said settlement, and of the territories and dependencies thereof, and to import and export to and from the ports of the luid fettlement and of the territories and dependencies thereof, any goods, wares, or merchandise wharfoever, fubje& to the following exeeptions, and subject also to fuch duties, rules, regulations, and reftrictions, as shall be established by his Majesty, or by the governor of the said settlement, and of the territories and dependencies thereof, by virtue of authority derived from his Majelly; and in the mean time subject to such duties, rules, regulations, and restrictions, as sublisted and were in force before

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and at the time of the conquest of the said settlement by the arms of his Majesty, with such alterations as have been since made under the authority of the commander in chief of his Majesty's forces at the said settlement : but it is his Majesty's pleasure, that no goods, wares, or merchandise, which shall be imported into the faid fettlement, or the territories or dependencies thereof, from any part of his Majesty's dominions, shall be subject to any duty.

And it is his Majesty's pleasure, that no goods, wares, and merchandise, the growth, produce, or manufacture of the coun tries to the eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, be imported into the faid settlement, or the territories or dependencies thereof, except by the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies; and that no such goods, wares, or merchandise, be permitted to be exported from thence, except for sea stores only, or by the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, or by their licence.

But it is his Majesty's pleasure, that nothing in this order cont tained thall extend to prevent ships or vessels employed in the fouthern whale fishery from carrying on the fame, in such and the fame manner as might have been done if this order had not been made.

And it is also his Majesty's pleasure, that no arms or artillery, gunpowder or ammunition, of any sort, be allowed to be imported into the said settlement, or the territories or dependencies thereof, except by the said United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, or by licence from his Majesty.

And it is his Majesty's further pleasure, that the trade and commerce to and from the said settlement, and the territories and dependencies thereof, shall be subject to such of the laws of trade and navigation as would have affected the fame if this order had not been made, except fo far as such laws are contrary to this present order.

And the right honourable the lords commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, and the lords commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the neceffary directions herein as to them 'may re{pe&ively appertain

STEPHEN COTTRELL.

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Vol. V.

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EXPE.

EXPEDITION AGAINST IRELAND.

Dublin, December 27. The following is a Copy of a Letter received ón Sunday the 25th of

December, by the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Dublin,

MY LORD, I AM directed by my Lord Lieutenant to acquaint your Lordship,

that his Excellency has received intelligence from Lieutenantgeneral Dalrymple, stating, that a fleet had been seen steering for Bantry Bay, which it was supposed was French ; also, that the Kangaroo floop of war had passed through the faid fleet the 21st instant, and, having reported to Vice-admirał Kingsmill that it appeared to belong to the enemy, had sailed for England to give information to the Admiralty.

Under these circumstances his Excellency has thought it expedient to take all precautionary measures in case the enemy should attempt a landing, and his Exceilency has the fullest reliance on the zeal and loyalty of the citizens and inhabitants of Dublin, which has already been so conspicuous, to second and facilitate the measures which, in case of emergency, it will be necessary for the government to adopt. I have the honour to be, &c.

THOMAS PELHAM. Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, &c.

The following is a copy of a Letter addressed to the Sovereign of

Belfast.

SIR, I AM directed by my Lord Lieutenant to acquaint your Worship, that his Excellency has received intelligence from Lieu, tenant-general Dalrymple, ftating, that a filęęt had been seen steering for Bantry Bay, which it was supposed was French; also, that the Kangaroo floop of war had passed through the said fleet the 21st, and having reported to Vice-admiral Kingsmill that it appeared to belong to the enemy, had failed for England, to give information to the Admiralty.

Under these circumstances his Excellency has thought it expe. dient to take all precautionary measures in case the enemy should attempt a, landing, and his Excellency has the fullest reliance on the zeal and loyalty of all his Maje.ty's subjects to second and

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facili'ate the measures which, in case of emergency, it will be necesary for the government to adopt. I have the honour to be, &c. &c.

THOMAS PELHAM. The Sovereign of Belfast, Dec. 27.

To the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

MY LORD,

Dublin Caftle, Dec, 29, 1796. THE last accounts from General Dalrymple are by his aid-de-camp, Captain Gordon, who left Bantry at ten A. MJ on Tuesday, and arrived here this morning. Seventeen fail of French ships of the line were at that tiine at anchor at the lower part of Bear Island, but at such a distance as their force could not be ascertained. The lieutenant of a French frigate was driven on shore in his boat, in going from his vessel (which was dismalted) to the admiral. He confirms the account of the fleet being

French, and with views hostile to this country ; but does not . appear to know whether the whole facet (which conficted of about

seventeen sail of the line, fifteen frigates, and, including tranfports and luggers, amounting to fifiy fail) were all to reallemble at Bantry Bay. General Hoche was on board, commanding a considerable force. I have the honour to be, my Lord, &c.

T. PELHAM.

Refcript, published by Order of the King of Prusia, respecting the

Prusian Territories on the left Bank of the Rhine.

FREDERICK WILLIAM.
We having been informed that an opi

: ion has been propa, gated through a part of our state of Welphalia, situated on the left bank of the Rhine, to wit, the provinces of Cleves, Meurs, and Gueldres, in the actual posfellion of the French troops, that sufficient remonftrances and protestations had not been made on our part against the various innovations and oppressions which the French commissaries and agents exercise over our faithful subjects; we have therefore thought it good to make this public declaration, by means of our regency, jointly with our chamber of war and of territory; and we do publicly declare, that we have never ceased, nor shall we ever ceale, to interest ourselves in behalf of our faid subjects, by the interven. tion of our envoy to the French Republic ; and that it is far from H h 2

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