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misal from the service, he return- ness of the day (the finest which ed to England, and was the bearer had taken place for many weeks) of a private letter to col. Fitzgerald, greatly increased the {plendour and the contents of which were, it is brilliancy of the fpe&acle. said, sufficient to induce the colo Long before day-light the houses nel, even at the risk of his life, to through which the procession passed make an effort to regain the young began to fill. lady; but his finances not enabling The military, consisting of the him to undertake the journey, he three brigades of foot guards, the borrowed a sum of money of an borse guards, not immediately em amiable woman, who ought ever to ployed about the king's person, the have been moft dear to him, un- volunteer corps of London and der the pretence of making a visit Westminster light horse, came upon to Dorsetshire. Thus accommo- duty at seven o'clock; the latter dated, he set out for the fister king, assembled in Hyde Park, and be dom, and arrived at the village of fore eight moved down ConstituKilworth, near Mitchelftown, the tion Hill, on their route through refidence of the noble family, the Pall-Mall and to the city. His maplace where the young lady was jesty, seeing them pass, did them then kept, and whose conduct was the honour to require them to counthen watched with particular vigi. termarch by the gate next Pimlico, lance.

where his majelty was pleased to An admiralty felions was held at stand to see them march past him. the Old Bailey, when three prisoners His majefty was moft graciously were tried, one of whom was capi. pleased to express his high confidetally convicted, viz. George Jay, ration of the corps in the most grafor that he, being a natural-born tifying terms. About feven, the subject of this kingdom, was, on the military moved to their ftations in 4th day of June latt, taken on board the different streets which they were a French privateer, fighting against appointed to line. The foot-guards the subjecis of this country, and re- took the duty from St. James's to ceived judgment of death. Two Temple Bar, in fide of which the were acquitted; and four discharged streets were lined by the two regiby proclamation.

ments of city militia, the two regi. Admiralty Office, Dec. 19. This ments of East India volunteers, and gazette contains an account of the several other corps of the same decapture of a faft-failing French fcription, to whole military and doprivateer La Mouche, of 18 guns 'corous conduct, we are happy we and 222 men, by his majesty's ship can bear the most decifive tefti. Diana, captain Faulknor.

mony. The national thanksgiving for the Ai eight o'clock, the seamen and three great naval victories of lords marines, chosen to escort the co. Howe, St. Vincent, and Duncan, lours, fo: ped before the admiralty, took place this morning. Never, They were fine-looking med; and perhaps, was there so fine a specta- the trophies of their bravery were cle exhibited ; and the recollection labeled June, 1794,” « Febru. of the ever memorable events which ary, 1797," " O&tober, 1797," &c. gave rise to it added in no small The procession began with two degree to the gaiety of the scene. colours taken from the French, three The remarkable beauty and clear- from the Spaniards, and four from

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the Dutch; the colours carried on risoned horses, except that of their artillery waggons, and each fet fol- majefties, which was drawn by lowed by a party of vaval lieute- eight creams. nants on foot, who had served in Household of the duke of Glou the several engagements in which

cefter, they were won. A very large de

The duke. tachment of marines, with mulic Household of the duke of Tork. playing, followed; and the whole

The duke. corps were ranged in the cathedral Houfehold of the duke of Clarence. from the west door to the choir.

The duke. The following admirals, in car

Queen's Houlihold. riages, brought up the rear of this First coach-ladies of the bed. part of the proceflion: Lord vif

chamber. count Duncan, fir Charles Thomp- Second coach-the maids of hofon, Gr Richard Onslow, fir Alan Gardner, fir Thomas Paisley, fir Third coach-equerries. Roger Curtis, sir Fioratio Nelson, Fourth coach-ladies of the bed lord Hugh Seymour, Caldwell,

chambor. Waldegrave, Hamilton, Goodall, Fifth coach-matter of the horse. Young, Lindsay, Gambier, Baze

King's Household ley, captain fir Henry Trollope. Sixth coach-gentlemen ushers of This was by far the most interesting the privy chamber. part of the spectacle. The deport Seventh coach-equerries. ment of these gailant fons of the Eighth coach-lord Iteward, &c. ocean was extremely dignified. Ninth coach-lords of the bede The lords and commons having

chamber. assembled at eight, their procession Tenth coach-master of the horse, begao soon afterwards in the fol Their MAJESTIES; lowing order:

with the mistress of the robes to the The commons in carriages followed queen, and the lady of the bedby the speaker in his state-car

chamber in waiting. riage, with his mace-bearer

PRINCESSES. and chaplain.

Attendants on the princeses.
Three knight marshalmen. The princelles were dressed in

Clerks of the crown. purple satins, trimmed with gold,
Masters in chancery. and wore bandeaus of purple and

The twelve judges. gold in their hair. The peers in the order of their rank, The horses of thọ twenty cars the youngest baron first, and the riages of state, amounting to 122, senior de ke bringing up the rear. formed, perhaps, the finest equer

Lord high chancellor. trian fight ever seen in any counThese parts of the procession try. Tbose of the duke of Glouhaving reached St. Paul's before cester were bays, of the duke of York nine, the firing of the Park guns white, of the dukeof Clarence roans, announced, soon after ten, that of their majesty's household black. their majesties had entered their car The crowd in the streets, from riages at St. James's; and

St. James's to the cathedral, was THE ROYAL PROCESSION immenfe ; but the carriage-way was began in the following order, each kept entirely clear for the procef, carriage being drawn by fix capa- fion, which reached the cathedral 1797.

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king's chair, the ends of the flags kept the populace from preffing inbeing supported by those officers, to the line of proceffion, without the who immediately foliowed the bear- least appearance of heat, amidst

all ers in regular succession, advancing the confusion which such a spectato the altar, to deposit the trophies tle muft neceffarily have produced, of our naval success, which his ma 23. The gazette announces the jesty feemed to view with much at- capture of the French privateer brig, tention ; and the whole of the spec- Success, by captain Cunningham of tators appeared to partake in the the Clyde. royal feelings on this most happy 26. The gazette announces the occasion.

capture of la Dorade; 12 guns and A very excellent sermon was 93 men, by captain Cunningham, preached by the bishop of Lincoln, but the prize upset, and the master, dean of St. Paul's, from Samuel a midshipman, and seventeen sea

men were drowned. "And David spake unto the Lord Admiralty-office, Dec. 30. Copy the words of this song, in the day of a letter from captain Robert that the Lord had delivered him out Barlow, commander of his majesty's of the hands of all his enemies. Thip Phæbe, to Evan Nepean, esq.

“ The lord is my rock and my dated in Cawsand Bay; the 26th fortress, and my deliverer.

instant. ** And God of my rock, in him SIR, will I trust; he is my thield, and Be pleased to inform their lordthe born of my falvation."

ships, that on the 21st instant, at An anthem was fung, the same 10 A. M. being, with his majesty's as wheu queen Anne went to St. hip under my command, in lat. Paul's.

48' deg. 30 min. N. long. 1o deg. At half past two o'clock, a signal W. we discovered one of the enem being given from St. Paul's that the my's frigates, which, about line service was over, the Park guns o'clock ihe same evening we had were fired.

the good fortune to come up with In returning, the procession of and capture, after an action which the royal family's carriages was re- lafted upwards of two hours. To verfed, their majesties going first. account to their lordships for its

The whole conduct of the pro- continuing so long, it will be necession and the business of the day cellary to trouble them with some was such as reflected great credit on detail. The difference in point of those who superintended its arrange- failing between the two ships being ments.

inconfiderable, the damaged our Not any accident happened, that masts, fails, and rigging, very much, could tend to throw a cloud over with her ftern-chace guns, and, at the splendour of the day. The role the moment when we were nearly diery who lined the streets con- in a situation to commence our ata ducted themselves with the utmost tack, she put in stays, the Phæbe decorum. The populace thronged being at this time under a crowd of into the streets from all the avenues, fail; and as, from the darkness of and pressed upon the military with the night, the enemy's disposition great force; but the latter did not for tacking could not be discoverPuffer themselves to be provoked ed, a few minutes necessarily elapsed into any want of humanity ; but before we could tack to follow her,

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after exchanging broad Gdes on palf- art, of the marines, and Mr. Cole, ing. This manæurre increased our the master, were no less aệtive distance, and subjected us, a second and distinguished at their several time, to the fire of her stern-chase, stations. Our loss in killed and with which they were but too suc- wounded is 1 seaman, 2. marines, cessful in cutting up our fails and killed; 5 seainen, 5 marines, riggiug. At length, about ten o' wounded: that of the enemy aclock, we got fairly alongside of mounts to 20 men killed, and si her, when, after a handsome re wounded. fistance of three quarters of an

I am, &c. hour, the struck. She proves to

Rob. Barlow. be La Nereide, of thirty-fix guns; This gazette also contains an viz. 26 twelve-pounders on her account of the capture of two main deck, 8 fix-pounders, and 2 French privateers, by his majefthirty-two-pounder carronades on ty's Nip Latona, capt. Sotheron. the quarter deck, manned with 330 The first called L'Aigle, a schoo. men, commanded by captain Ca- ner, of Bourdeaux, mounting 12 non ; failed from Rochefort fifteen small carriage-guns, with 62 men, days before, and victualled for four commanded by Francis Harimenmonths. It is with the highest fa- dy. The other, L'Intrepide, a tisfaction I have to report the de. French corvette brig, fitted out gree of ardour and zeal manifested from Nantes as a privateer, piercby my officers and thip’s company ed for eighteen guns, carried 12 on this occasion, which, in my fix-pounders, 2 eighteen pounder judgment, could not be exceeded. carronades, and i long brafs twelveFrom my first lieutenant, Halli- pounder. She threw all of them day, I experienced all the support overboard during the chase, exwhich I with confidence expected cept the brass gun, and 1 fixfrom so gallant and skilful an offi- pounder, which she kept as ftern cer, which, amidst the difficulties chasers, and fired without effect to be contended with in a night until the Latona got nearly alongaction, was au incalculable ad- fide of her. She had eighty-three vantage ; and the lieutenants Hol.

on board, was commanded land and Vaillant, lieutenant Stew- by monsieur Jean Candeau.

The LONDON GENERAL BILL of CARISIENINGS and BUR I AL S, from December 14, 1796, to December 12, 1797.

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Decreas,in Burials (Females 8437 $17,014 this Year 1891.

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Christened ( Males 9615
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Beiweer 2 and 5 1422 30 and 40 - 1692 70 and 80 - 1069 102
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BIRTHS in the Year 1797. Jan. 1. Viscountess Deerhurst, a fon.

9. Lady of John Drummond, esq. a daughter,

10. Countess of Aylesford, twins, son and a daughter.

14. Vila

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