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The Mellage from Spain was no sooner The failing of our fleet may be attrimade known to Government, than, with buted to various causes; but it is believthat spirit of candour and integrity which ed that they are simply gone to fa for a universally marks its conduct, letters were short cruile to discipline the tips, and dispatched from the Secretary of State's try the new fy item of Gignals. The fleet Office to the Governors of the Bank, to is in three divisions: Ad niral Barringion the Lord Mayor, to the Marine Society's commands the van; Lord Howe the Office, &c.announcing to them the pro- centre; and Sir Alexander Hool the rear. spect of peace.

The disposition of the other figs is mereMr Grenville's Letter to the Lord

ly to regulate the failing of the fleet, and

that every part of it may profii from the Mayor was as follows:

instructions of a flag-officer, in case of “ Whiteball, Auz. 5, 1790. contingency. Thus the government of « MY LORD,

the van division will be aided by the ex« I have the honour to inform your ertions of Sir John Jervis; the centre by Lordship that a Mefienger is arrived from Lord Hood and Rear-Admiral Hotham; his Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and the rear by Sir Richard Bickertonat Madrid, with the account, that in an arrangement which must, in particucompliance with his Majefty's demand of lar, greatly facilitate the mancuvring of satisfaction for the capture of the British the whole fleet; and those who are in vessels at Nootka, a Declaration was fign- the least conversant in this business will el on the 24th of July, by Count Florida allow, that it must be frequently proBianca, in the name of his Catholic M2. ductive of very singular advantages. The jefty; and that the same was accepted in inftantaneous change of position may his Majefty's name, by his Majefty's Am- turn the tide of fortune; and the timely ballador, who was thereupon to proceed support of the weaker parts of a line of Lo the discussion of the matters depende battle may not only prevent a defeat, but ing between the two Courts, with a view be conducive to a victory.' to a definitive arrangement.

In all the history of our naval wars, “ The Declarations above referred to, there is no instance of fu many fireships will be immediately published in a Ga. being fitted out, as are equipped and co zette Extraordinary, which will be for: quipping at this moment. warded to your Lordfhip as soon as it is Besides the fleet now at sea under Lord printed. I am, my Lord,

Howe, there are ready equipped at the " Your Lordship's most obedient, different ports, and only waiting for a 66 And most humble Servant, few men to complete their complement,

“ W. W. GRENVILLE." eighteen sail of the line, viz.-fixat Spit" The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor

head-two at Portsmouth-three at Piyof London."

mouth-fix in the Medway--and one at

Woolwich. The preparations of our navy and ar: Of these, one is of ro guns-three of my, have received no check from this in- 98-ten of 74-and four of 64. formation : A proof of the extreme cau. tion with which it is viewed by the Miniftry.

SCOTLAND.
LONDON, August 20.
The fleet of Earl Howe put to lcą

EDINBURGH, Auguft16. from Torbay on Tuesday last; the num: Friday was married here, Andrew her of Mips of the line were thirty-one Reid, teacher in Edinburgh, to Mary fail, and frigates and smaller vessels, fixo Milne, daughter of the deceased Robert teen in number, made up the fleet to for. Milne of Montrose. Both being of the ty seven fail! 1

persuasion of Quakers, the nuptial cero. Previous to the failing of the fleet, Arlo monies, as is uiual with that fociety, miral Barrington and Sir John Jarvis were performed in their usual place of Lifted flags; the former from the Bar meeting in Blackfriar's wynd. They fleur into the Royal George, the latter afTembled between ten and eleven o'clock from the Carnatic into the Barfleur. forenoon, and sat in filent expectation till

Letters received yesterday morning near twelve, when Andrew Reid role, from Cadiz, that may be depended on, and taking his bride by the hand, with ftatc, that the Spanith fleet failed from an audible voice said, '“ Friends, in the that port on the 20th and 21st ult. “ fear of the Lord, and before this af

“ sembly, « sembly, I take this my friend Mary The Lady of Sir John Sinclair of Ulb“ Miine to be my wire, ani. I promise to fter, Bart. of a fon. « be unto her a faithful and loving hus

Deaths. « band, until it mall pleale the Lord to Mr John Knox, WIl known as the 66 separate us by death. After all which, Author of leveral Publications on the Mary Mlne, the bride, still holding her Britith Fisheries, &c. bridi groom by the hand, with much mo. The Rev. John Spence, Minifteri at defty, replied, “ Friends, in the fear of Orweli Prcfbytery of Dumferraline ; he « the Lord, and before this assembly, I succeeded Mr Mair one of the eight Se. “ take this my friend Andrew Reid to ceding Brethren who was deposed in * be my husband ; and I promise to be 1740 for disobedience to the judicatures “ unto him a faithful and loving wife, of the Church, and he hi: feit was fur. 66 until it shall please the Lord to sepa- pended from being a member of Church « rate us by death.”

Courts, in 1752 for much the same The bride and bridegroom having again crime ; the first was at the beginning of taken their seats, one of the members of the Secession, the other at the forming the Society rose, and read from a parch- wl at is called the Presbytery of Relief. ment roll, the records of the forms that Field Marthal Laudon, Commander had been gone through previous to the in Chief of the Austrian army in Mora. marriage, in which wos also ingrated the via, of a stranguary, in the 74th year of reciprocal declarations the parties then his age ; he was a native of Livonia. made, and which the bot! rubicribed in Major Wood of the Marines. prelince of the whole Society, many of Henry Buinby, Erg; Deputy Collector whom alio fubfcribed as witneles. The of the Customs in London.. bride and bridegroom were neatly attired, James Cranston, Eiq; a Captain in the with much fimplicity. In the bride, the Royal Navy. beautiful lines of the Poet were verified, The Rev. Robert Paterson at New that

Spynie, Elgin. Loveliness needs not the foreign aid of or

The Right Hon, Francis Earl Guild

ford, Treasurer to her Majesty, in the nament,

86th year of his age. But is, when unadorn'd, adorn'd the most.

Patrick Duncan, Efq; Sheriff substitute Prefirments.

of Perthshire. Major General Leland, Colonel of the The Rev. William Thom, Minister 64th Regt. in room of Lieut. General at Miekle Govan. Pomerov, deceaidd.

Captain Gore of Greenwich Hofpital, His Royai Ilignels the Prince of Wales he had been four times round the world, has appointed the Rev. William Finlay once with Byron and Wallace, and Miniter at Polmont, one of his Chap- twice wich Captain Cook. lains for Scotland.

The Counteis Dowager of Plymouth, The Magistrates of Aberdeen have e- her Ladyship was daughter of the late ledled Mr Hugh Hay to be one of their Lord Archer, and has left a numerous Minifters, in room of Mr George Aber- issue. crombie, deccaled.

The Rev. Mr Daling, Minister at Marriages.

Cleish, aged 78. Captain Irvine of the syth Regt, to The Lady of Sir Jofi ph Mawbey, Bart. Miss Diana Gordon of Leilinoir.

The Lady of Sir George Armytage, Births.

Bart. and daughter of Lord Suffield. The Right Hon. Lady Madelina Sinc Mr Jacob Hemit, Dentist to her Malair, of a lon and heir.

jefly. Mrs Scott of Galia, of a son.

The Rev. William M-Kenzie at GlenAt Nidry, Mrs Wauchope, of a daugh- muick. ter.

Mr Andrew Macdonald, author of the The Countess of Caithness, of a son. Tragedy of Vimonda, and soine satirical

The Righe Hon. Lady Charlotte Le- and humourous compositions. , nox, of a daughter.

The Hon. Captain Peregrine Bertie, The Hon. Lady Elizabeth Moncrieffe, M. P. for the city of Oxford. of a daughter.

Mr Alderman Swain of the city of The Right Hon. Lady North, of a London, on the 20th curreni, and not

before, as in our Magazine for last June. Mrs Hay of Montblairy, of a daugh- Mrs Ann Coward, New Chapel Sulies, ter.

aged 99 years.

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Edinburgh Magazine,

Ô R,
LITERARY MISCELL A NY,

FOR SEPTEMBER 1790.

With a View of DUNFERMLINE ABBÈY *:

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