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deavours were bravely repulsed by the crew and passengers of the packet, and with considerable slaughter.
Mr. Curtis, Master of the packet, unfortunately lost his life early in the action, as did the Stewards and Monsieur Le Roy de la Grange, from St Domingo, Secretary to Colonel Loppinot, who was also on his passage to England. The Matc was shot through the body, but great hopes are entertained of his recovery ; the second Mate died of a fever, and the command of the packet devolved on the Boatswain, who, with the brave fellows left to support her, and the assistance of the passengers, resu pulsed the crew of the privateer in every attempt they made to board, which they perceiving, made an effort to cut away their grappling; but the Boatswain not being inclined to part with them, jumped aloft and lashed the privateer's square-sail-yard, to thé Antelope's fore-shroud, descended upon deck, and with his mess-mates gave the enemy a few vollies from their small arms, which obliged them to call out for quarter, which was complied with, notwithstanding they had the bloody flag hoisted during the whole of the action : The prize was taken immediate possession of, and at eleven o'clock the next morning, safely lodged in the harbour of Annetto Bay,
The following is a list of the killed and wounded on board the privateer :-Ist' Cap. tain wounded, since dead2d Captain wounded, since dead30 men killed during the action-3 since dead of their wounds14 wounded-16 unhurt-65 men, con sisting of French, American, and Irish,
L'Atlante was fitted out at Charlestown, and had been out a month, during which period, she had captured a Bermudian brig.
The behaviour of Mr. Nodin, formerly a midshipman, is said by Colonel Loppinot, to surpass description. He stood by the helm and worked the ship, armed with a musket and pike, which he alternately made use of; when he perceived the men climbing the quarters, ne quitted the helm, and with the pike dispatched all that came within his reach, returning at praper intervals to right the vessel. With this instrument and the musket he killed several men, and continued his astonishing exertions for more than an hour and a quarter.
When the enemy called for quarter more than 20 men lay dead on the decks, and sçveral more had fallen into the water; on boarding her, they found a very large quan. tity of ladies' and gentlemens' wearing apparel, pillaged, no doubt, from some vessels they had previously fallen in with.
A representation having been made to his Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, and to the House of Assembly, of the gallant conduct of the officers and crew belonging to the Antelope packet, the sum of 500 guineas was immediately voted to be distributed, as follows, viz.200 guineas to the widow and family of Mr. Curtis, the late master 300 to the Matem-100 to the Boatswain--and 10p-to the crew.'
LONDON, JANUARY 21, The Session of the Irish Parliament was opened by a Speech from the Lord Lieute nant, in which he informed both Houses, that
“ His Majesty's object is peace; and that he will exert himself, in concert with his Allies, whenever an occasion shall present itself, for obtaining this desirable end, without surrendering the honour of his crown, or sacrificing the present ar future ses curity of his people and the rest of Europe."
23. Accounts were received from Mr Beaver, who superintends the settlemert ļately formed on the island of Bulam in Africa. These accounts are dated the latter end of July, and mention, that in consequence of death, and particularly of desertion, their number was reduced to nine whites, and between twenty and thirty free natives; that there had not been a death on the settlement for the last six months, which plainly evinces that it was not the climate that caused the mortality at first, but the irregularity of their living, and making too free with raw spirits. He says he only wants a few well-disposed young men to make the settlement complete. Livestock of all kinds is in great plenty; so much so that they have been able to accommo. date the Gentlemen at the Sierra Leone Settlements with cattle. Elephants are in
great plenty-a drove of which he attacked, and killed two, the probascis of which is excellent food. Several very fine springs of watet have been lately discovered ; and he has not the least doubt but this settlement, in a few years will be equal, if not supe rior to any Colony in the West-Indies, if properly supported.
The society of Grand and Royal Arch Masons, held their anniversary at Freemason's Tavern. The meeting was respectable, at which his Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, Patron of the Order, presided. The day passed with the utmost conviviality and harmony. Feb. 1.
On Saturday, Sophia Bacon was charged by John Hog, a pork-butcher in the Borough, with stealing out of his shop a pig's face, his property. From the evidence of several respectable persons who came forward on behalf of the trembling culprit, who was very big with child, the Magistrates had every reason to suppose, that the theft was committed more from a propensity peculiar to a woman in her situation, than a dishonest principle; in consequence of which, she was discharged.
5. Wednesday morning were executed before Newgate, pursuant to their sentence, Jobs Rabbitts and William Erown alias Bartlett, two very old offenders. The notoriety of the men drew together a very great concourse of spectators.
The sufferers conducted themselves with much decorum, confessing several robbe. ries, amongst which was that and the murder of Mr. Eaton in Berwick-street, Soho' ; of Mr. Woodcock, who was knocked down and robbed of his watch in Bedford-row; a Gentleman in or near Gough-square, whom also they knocked down and robbed, leaving him for dead, but on enquiry next morning they found he was recovered; and a Gentleman on the south side of Leicester-square was robbed in the same manner, of nine guineas, by Rabbitos alone. They strongly recommended both Mr. Vilette and Mr. Kirby to speak in favour of Beazley, who was convicted with them, declaring he was a young thief, and was always averse to going with them, protesting he would enter for a soldier; but of Driskill, who had turned King's evidence, they said, he was the promoter of their enormities.
6.' A mercantile house in the city, has received a letter from the Master of the Ant,' of Liverpool, which vessel had been captured by a French frigate, and carried into Havre de Grace ; it was dated the 24th of last month, from Havre, and state's that the crew of the Ant had been treated with much humanity ; that the Master had been liberated; and that, afier many interrogatories before a committee of Magistrates of the town, the command of a small vessel in the service of the Republic had been offered to him ; that it was intimated to him that the National Convention medi, tated a descent on Ireland,' and that it was the desire of that Assembly, to obtain as many persons as possible that were acquainted with the coasts of that kingdom.
He speaks of the armament going forward there as of great magnitude : there were 130 large transports lying in the harbour ready for the reception of troops, with which the town and neighbourhood were crowded, but of whose number he could form no just estimate.
The English prisoners at Havre amounted to about 400, and were on the point of being removed to Rouen, where near 2000 were confined.
Feb. 10. Mr. F. Palmer was put on board the vessel bound for Botany Bay with Messrs. Muir, Skirving, and Margarot. They were all hand-cuffed.
It appears by Lloyd's lists, that from the 1st of February 1793, to the ist of February 1794, 306 ships have been taken by all the Allied Powers from the French;. and that the French have taken from the Allied Powers 400. The balance, therefore, of captures, in favour of France, is 94.
Some new French guineas have already passed into this kingdom. They are a little heavier than ours, and very nearly resemble them, except that there is a small difference in the initial letter of the name of the King, which makes the letter G. appear: as a C.
Lord Macartney is arrived at Pekin ; he was well received by the Emperor, and his Lordsluip entertains great hopes of accomplishing his important mission,
PREFERMENTS. AMES CROMPTON, Esq. the Under Secondary, admitted one of the Attomies
of the Lord Mayor's-Court, on the resignation of William Chippindale, Esq. 'ine Rev. Peter Carleton, A. M. appointed to the Deanry of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, in the City of Dublin. Mr. Hodgson, of Reading, appointed Secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons. The Rev. William Farish, M. A. Fellow of Magdalen College, elected Professor of Chemistry in the University of Cambridge, iu Die room of Dr. Pennington, of St. Jolin's College, promoied to the Regius Professorship of Physic. The Right Rev. Dr. Madan, Bishop of Bristol, to the dee of Peterborough. The Hon. and Right Rev. Dr. Cornwallis, Bishop of Litchfield and Coveniry, to the Deanery of Durham. The Hon, and Right Rev. Dr. Sutton, Bishop of Norwich, to the Deanery of Windsor. Michaal Smith, Esq. to be Junior Baron of the Irish Court of Exchequer, in the room of Mr. Baron Hamilton. Tankerville Chamberlaine, Esq. to be a Justice of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, in the roomn oi Mr. Justice Hellen deceased. The Hou. Mr. Knox, son of the Earl of Northland, to be a Coinmissioner of the Irish Revenue, in the room of Mr. Bushe, deceased. Edward Saunders, Esq. to the first Seat in Council at Fort St. George. The Hon. W: Frederick Wyndham, to be his Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of Flo
William Jackson, Esq. to he a Commissioner of Excise. The Earl of Pembroke, elected High Steward of Salisbury. J. P. Rickets, Esq. appointed Governor of Barbadoes, in the i oom of David Parry, Esq. deceased. Riglit Hon. Lord Romney elected President of the Society for the Relief of Debtors, in the room of his father. John Richardson, Member for Newtownlimavady, appointed Usher of the Court of Chancery, and Accountant General of Ireland, in the room of the late Baron Power. In consequence of three vacancies of Royal Academicians, Messrs. Stothard, Lawrence, and Westall, elected 10 fill those vacancies. The Rev. Mr. Gauntlet, Fellow of Winchester College, Oxford, elected Warden of New College, in the room of the Revo john Oglander, D. D. deceased. The Rev. Mr. Dickinson, late of Clare-Hall, Cambridge, appointed Lecturer of St. Martin's in the Fields, in the room of the Rev. Mr. Harrison, ceceased. The Rev. James R. Deare, Chaplain to the Earl of Bute, to the Vicarage of Luton), in Bedfordshire. Dr. Edward Roberts elected Physician to St, Eartholomew's Hospital, in the room of Dr. Francis Biddulph, deceased.
MARRIAGES. William Currie, Esq. of East Horsham, Surrey, Member of Parliament for Gatton, to Miss Percy Core, youngest daughter of the late Col. Gore, Lieut. Governor of the Grenades. At Baia, Granado Pigot, of Abington Pigetts, Cambridgeshire, Esq. to Mrs. Eliz. Bertie, relict of the late Peregrine Bertie, Esq. of Layton, in Essex. Ed. ward Harvey, Adjutant-General of all the Land Forces, to Miss Farben, daughter of Thomas Farben, Esq. of Lewes. Richard Kenrick, Esq. junior ivajor in the Royal Denbighshire Militia, to Mrs. irwin, mistress of the Post-office, at Stratford upon Avon. At Melbury, Dorset, Thomas Mansel Tallot, Esq. of Margam Perice, in Glamorganshire, to the Rigiit Hon. Lady Mary Strangeways, second daughter of the Earl of lichester. "Ichabod Wright, Esq. of Nottingham, Banker, to Miss Day, of Catton, Norfolk.
DEATHS. The Right Hon. Viscount Mountstuart, eldest son of the Earl of Eute. At Barbadoes, Capt. Brigges, of the 61st reg. of toot. Kich. Potenger, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Aged 54, Mr. F. Viret, an eminent grazier in Oxfordshire ; he has lett a wicow, 10 daughters, and six scns. I Dickinson, isq. Captain of the Thishe frigate. Aged 109, and 9 months, Mrs. Lolly, of Bradiord, in Yorkshire. J. Tomkins, Esq. Banker of Abingdon. In Dublin, in her 75th year, the Right Hon. Lady Ann Daly, aunt to the Marquis of Clanrıcarde. G. Buck, Esq. Liet. Col. of the North Pevon militia. At Wilton, :car Salisbury, the Right Hon. Henry Herbert, Far! of Perrbrcke and Montgomery. Mr. Willis, of the Thatched House tavern, St. James's
At Rycotte, Oxfordshire, the Countess of Abington. The Lady of ir Tho. mas Hyde Page, Knight. At Lambeth palace, Lady i den. In this 83d ytar of his age, M. Arbuthnot, Admiral of the Blue. At Durham, Gen. Lambton.
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