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JANUARY

that the writers of them were on board

the ships under the orders of Rear. Ist. Moniteurs have arrived, con- Admiral D'Entrecasteaux, and that firming the unfortunate loss of the Mi- the letters therefore give no kind of notaur, of 74 guns, Captain Bartlett, off information with respect to M. de la the Texel, in the late tremendous gales Peyrouse. They contain nothing but Only one lieutenant and 110 men, by expressions of good wishes and friendthese accounts, were saved.

ship for those to whom they are ad. Paris. There was inserted in dressed, and may be obtained by apply. the Moniteur of the 15th of last No. ing to M. Poncer, head of the colo. vember, and from it in the other French nial office at Paris. journals, an extract from the English We regret to state the melancholy Gazette, under the title of La Pey- loss of his Majesty's sloop of war Sa rouse, announcing that there has been tellite, of 16 guns, commanded by the found, in Diemen's Land, a bottle bu. Hon. Willoughby Bertie, with all the ried at the foot of a tree, which con

She sailed from Spithead on tained letters that were supposed to Monday, the 17th ult., to join the afford some information respecting the ships that were cruising off La Hogue. fate of that navigator.

On the Wednesday following, at six These letters, five in number, have o'clock in the evening, she was in comreached the Minister of Marine at pany with the Vautour, Captain LawParis. One is signed Raoul, and ad. less. It was then blowing very hard; dressed to M. Villeneuve, surgeon at and in the course of the night the gale Treguier. Another, Bodelier, address- increased excessively, blowing in most ed to Madame Bois, et Lorient. One, tempestuous squalls. In one of these Villeneuve, to Madame Villeneuve, at sudden gusts (which have been expeVersailles. One, Forestier, addressed rienced, both at sea and on shore, in a to M. Forestier, commissary of ma- most extraordinary degree this winter,) rine at Versailles. The fifth is by she, it is supposed, upset, and every the

same, and is addressed to M. Fau- soul on board perished. The next quet, at Paris.

morning her boats, some spars, &c., All these letters are dated the 24th which were upon her deck, were pick. and 25th February, 1793, Adventure ed up by the Vautour ; but no other Bay, Diemen's Land. It is known vestige of her has ever been seen.

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Tuesday, a dreadful storm, accom- and to which the safety of the ship panied with thunder and lightning, may be principally attributed, the visited Bristol and its neighbourhood. court did adjudge him to be only adThe waters of the Froomo.overflowed monished to be more attentive in fu. its banks and the valley between ture; that no blame was imputable to Bristat and Stapleion, was

one conti- Mr Minto ; that great blame was imnued sheet of water:· The Welsh mails putable to the pilot, for general erwere prevented by the tempestuous roneous judgment and incautious conweather from crossing the passage, and duct during the night, and did adjudge several letters mention that an inunda- him to be severely censured, and imtion has been general in the surround. prisoned in the Marshalsea for three ing country:

months. Last week a court martial was held A maniac found his way into Carlat Portsmouth, on Capt. Woolcombe, ton-house on Saturday morning, upon Lieut. Umfreville, Mr Minto (master,) pretence of his bringing a message and Mr Hodgson, (pilot,) of his Ma- from the Queen to the Prince of Wales. jesty's ship Aimable, for running that His unhappy state, however, was soon ship on shore in Berwick Bay, on the discovered by one of the pages, and he morning of the 25th ult. They were was delivered over to the police. tried separately, that they might be On Saturday afternoon, all the aniexamined on oath, and both against mals brought as a present to his Maand for each other. It appears that jesty, by the Algerine ambassador, the ship was running for May Island, arrived in town from Portsmouth; conBerwick Bay, and that the pilot mis- sisting of three horses, two lions, four took a light on shore (the same lime. antelopes, a beautiful ostrich, a mounkiln which was the cause of the loss tain cow, and some others. The of the Nymphe and Pallas) for the horses were taken to the king's mews; light of the May, and he altered the the lions and other animals were conship's course accordingly. The ship veyed to the Tower. The mountain was then running nine knots; and an entire new animal in the coun. though the officer of the watch shorten-. try, and is a very singular curiosity. ed sail immediately on seeing the light, 2d.—Corn-EXCHANGE, LONDON. she struck the ground in about an hour -There are scarce any arrivals of grain and an half after. The court, having to.day of any kind, and, owing to the maturely considered all the circum- Thames navigation being stopped be. stances, adjudged, that Captain Wool- low bridge, hardly any sales are effectcombe be severely reprimanded, as it ed whatever : there are but few samappeared there was a want of sufficient ples shewn, and prices, considered alprecaution in him from trusting too most nominal. The weather continue's much to the pilot; that blame was dreadful. imputable to Lieut. Umfreville, in not Lucien Buonaparte arrived at Ludhaving informed the captain of the low about four o'clock on the evening light, supposed to be the May light, of Wednesday se'nnight, accompanied being seen, and of the course being by his nephew, an interpreter, secretaaltered, although he had, as officer of ry, Mr Mackenzie, and a few servants. the watch, the captain's order to attend He drove to the Angel inn, where he to the pilot's directions: to alter a ship’s dined and slept. On Thursday morn. course, without the captain's order, is ing he walked about the town, viewed to violate the naval instructions; but, in the castle, and some of the principal consideration of his prompt and officer- streets; but, as the weather was ralike conduct, after the land was seen, ther unfavourable, and public curiosity

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