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English Affairs, devoted to the service of their King and could scarce have been surpassed by the country, against the enemies of hoth. beft difciplined artillery men of Europe.

" I have frequently witnefled their Thus, a war has actually commenced characteristic valiui,-which was the ad- between Spain and Morocco. miration even of those whom they had Vanquish d. “' I seize with eagerness this present

ENGLAND. opportunity, to acknowledge with sincere gratitude, and heartfelt pleasure, my

During this month the preparations for personal obligations to chote noble and war have been carried on with unremit: heroic officers, and to those brave and ting activity. Additional ships have been well-discip.ined i gions,—to whom I am put in:o commiffion, the Guards have indebted for the victories which I have been drafted, and regiments embarked obtained, and for the honours to which with secret instructions. Nothing, how, I have been promoted.

ever, has appeared on the part of Spain “ It is impossible, that I Mould, on to give matters a more hoftile determinathe preseni occafion, refuse to unite with tion, if we except the infult offered by them in protesting against a decree which the Captain of a Spanish frigate, to the invads and annihilates the deareft and commander of the Trelawney Planter, most sacred rights.

a homeward bound Weft-Indiaman. “ I should be highly criminal, were I Whether it is meant to make this a to remain filent, and'ramely suffer the subject of complaint does not as yet apinterests of the crown and of the nobili. pear; but as the Ministry have thought ty to be wantonly invaded with impu: proper to make a particular investigation nity.

of the case, it is incumbent on us to give « Resolved, therefore, to observe the

our readers the result. folemn oath which. I have taken, and to discharge the several duties of Marechal de France,ếof a nobleman and father of Narrative of the Case of Captain MDoa numerous family,ấto whom it is in.

nald of the Trelawney Planter: cumbent on me to transmit the honours which have descended to me from my Captain James M.Donald, Command, ancestors,-) proteft again it the decree er of the thip Trelawney Planter, failed of the 19th of June last, which abolishes from Martha Brae, Jamaica, on the zift the hereditary nobility; and I will cause of Juiy last, bound for London with ore this proteft, properly attefied, to be ders from his owners to join the convoy lodged in the public Depois,-as a tefti- to windward at Port Anthony, if prac. mony, which shall evince to France, to ticable, by the 23d of that month. After Europe, and to pofterity,-my firm at- beating to windward for 24 hours, and tachment to a body of nobles so truly re- the ship gaining no ground, the wind at fpectable, and my affection for my chil. the fame time blowing very strong, and dren. (Signed)

the current adveríc, Capi. M Donald, Le Marechal Duc de BROGLIO. with the advice of his officers, thought, Treves, nug.1. 1790.

it prudent to bear away for the pallage

through the Gu'ph of Florida, which is WAR BE TWIXT SPAIN AND MOROCCO. the usual passage of loaded thips from Ja.

maica, particularly from thic lecward MALAGA, Sept. 9.

parts of the island. In consequence of the hostile inclina- Nothing material happened till the sth tions tefiined by the Emperor of Moroc- August, at 4 P. M. when the man at co to the Spanith nation, and the cruels the man-lead discovered a ficet a-fiern, ties excerciled upon such of his ministers the Tip then fteering N. E. by N. latias were favourable to our nation, our tude at noon, 25, 28. Capt. M•Donald court have ordered eight ships of the line, discovered with his glass, that one of the and three frigates to cruise off Cupe St leading ships was a man of war, and, by Spartel.

her fignals, supposed them to be part of A merchantman, who arrived here the Englif convoy from Jamiaca, which yefterday reports, that he has seen fix of might not have been able to make the these thips who were cannonading the windward paffage, and had borne away town of Tangier, and were answered by for the Gulph, as the Trelawney Planter, the forts with a very spirited fire, kept had done. WP with ardour and judgment, which All that night they had light winds


from the eaftward, the ship laying up At 3 P. M. having all the finall fails N. N. E. with the lead constantly going. fet, and a light breeze from the S. E. At 4 A. M. got foundings in 34 fathoms; Capt. M.Donald hauled up to the Eastand soon after in 25 fathoms water. At ward in order to keep clear of Cape Cafive, they discovered Florida fhore, stretch- naveral moal and the Spanish convoy. ing from North to East, diftant four or At 4 P. M. the Trelawney Planter five miles, with breakers between the failed faster than any of the Spanish merfhip and the shore, which Capt. M.Do chant ships, got to the windward of the nald found he could not weather on that fore-mentioned shoal, and palied on atack.--The Louifa, Capt. Steele (who head and to the windward the whole was in company, but to windward,) be- Spanish convoy, ing a sharper built vesel, and -laying up At fix, being about a quarter of a mile nearer the wind than the Trelawney a-head and on the weather and starboard Planter, weathered the breakers which bow of the leading frigate, Capt. M.Donare called the Carysfort Reef; and pro- ald observed her making more fail, and ceeded on her voyage without molefta- seeing no ship a-bead, conceived the tion from the Spanish convoy.

might wish to ipeak hiin. Capt. M•Donald being now close in It being needless to run with a loaded with these rocks, was obliged to make thip from a frigate which was nearly two tacks to the Southward to check his within gun-shot, Capt. M‘Donald thought Thips off fore, in order to weather the it prudent to back his mizen-topfail to reef.

allow her to come easily up with him, This brought his ship into the current as it was not in his power to get aof the stream again, and nearly abreast of way.. the leading thips they saw the evening It is the custom; even in time of war, before, at about three or four miles dif- when one ship chales another, and wishtance, and to windward, which were now es to bring her to, to fire a gun to leediscovered to be a Spanish convoy, con- ,ward ; if that has not the dired effects fisting of about 12 Fil

. Capt. M.Do- to fire a shot athwart her fore-foot (anald then hoisted his colours at the mi- head of the chased ship;)when if she does zen top maft-head, and kept them flying not new shorter fail, the other consider near two hours, but was never answered themselves at liberty to fire a broadside by the Spanish men of war, or any of the into her, ot take any other steps in their merchant ships, which is the usual com- power to bring her to. pliment expected on such occalions, In the present case, when Capt. Maco At this time the wind was at East, the Donald was laying with his mizen topTrelawney Planter laying up N. N. E. fail to the mait, and not running from on the same tack with the Spanih feet. the frigate, she came clofe under his lceCapt. M.Donald was now sailing in a quarter (within half a ship's lengih), and, peculiar fication, from which he could without hailing, wantonly fired two not then possibly extricate himself, viz. fot athwart the Trelawney Planter's with the Spanish fleet about four miles ftern, so close that it made all her ca. right to windward of him, and the Flori. bin windows rattle, and very nearly ftruck da fhore, being a lee-hire, clofe on board. her. In this pofition he was necessitated to con- As soon as Captain M'Donald had tinue failing on the fame tack with the brought his thip to, they hailed (in SpaSpanish convoy, which remained in fight nish) ordering him to hoist out his boat

immediately and come on board; afrer On the 6th of August, they were in Captain M.Donald had consulted his car: latitude 26, 14, with light winds from penter respecting the state of his boa sy the Eastw ırd, the Trelawney Planter he answered (by means of a Curracoa failor, drifting to the Northward, close on and his second mate, who underliood board the Florida shore, the Spanish con- Spanish), that his ship was leaky, and his voy still continuing in sight about three boat not in order. or four miles to windward and to the Whereupon the Spanish commander eastward.

ordered him to hoist out his long boat, On the gth of August, they had light if his small one was leaky, to waich variable winds from the s. E. quarter, Captain M‘Donald replied, it was importhe Spanish convoy ftill in fight, about á dle to hoist out his long boat, as it would league to windward, drifting together take every hand on board to effect it, and with the Gulph stream along the Florida as the pump required constant attendlore.

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English Affairs. fides it was then dark, and he did not M‘Donald's asking the reason of his dethink it safe or proper to leave his ship at tention, &c. the only answer he could obnight, particularly as she was but weak. tain was something fimilar to the above, ly manned ; to satisfy them, he would, with a great deal of ill language. Caphowever, keep close under thc frigate's tain M‘Donald very juftly replied that stem till next morning, and then hoist those seas were as free to him, a British out his boat, and come on board if prac• subject, as to the Spaniards--for they ticable.

were then out of soundings, and one fide The Commander of the Spanish fri- (the Bahama Ilands) belonged to the gate replied, that unless he hoisted out King of Great Britain, the other (the his boat and came on board instantly, Florida More ) to the King of Spain. he would pour in a broadside and fink Captain M‘Donald was now ordered his Thip.

on the quarter-deck, where he was conCaptain M‘Donald then ordered his fined all night between two guns, exmate and his inen who could be fpared posed to the wind and weather, and not from the pump, to clear the small-boat suffered to exercise himself by walking on of her lumber, in order to hoist her out; the deck, as a centinel was placed over but while they were about this bufiness, him to watch his motions, and keep him the mate discovered a boat coming from in that fituation till morning. Towards the frigate, upon which Captain M.Don. the morning it was very {qually, and ald ordered a rope to be got to heave to there was danger of the thip and frigate's the boat, alto lights and neceffary attend- parting; had a gale of wind come on ants, and upon the boat coming along they must inevitably have parted compafide, Captain M‘Donald went himself to ny, which might have been attended with the gang-way, to receive the officer; but the worst of consequences to the Trelawhe refuled to come on board the thip: ncy Planter, as the left Jamaica at a time

Captain M‘Donald then repeated to when the expectation of war rendered him (by n.eans of his Curracoa failor) good seamen very difficult to be procured. the reasons for his not having complied She was therefore originally but weak. with the request of the Spanish Command- ly manned, and the loss of her Captain er, as fuily stated above, but that he and one seaman was a matter of confewould stay' by the frigate, and come on quence : the Captain also having all the board in the morning-io this the Officer Mip's papers in his pocket, made ber liapaid no respect, and, without asking for ble to seizure by any nation whatever, the hip's papers, peremptorily, and had me been met with at fea without eiseemingly in a menacing manner, order ther Captain or ed Captain M•Donald into the boat to go About six o'clock in the morning, the on board the frigate, with which Capt. frigate's boat was manned with two.offi. M•Donald thought proper to comply, cers, and seventeen men, and sent on rather than create any further alterca- board the Trelawney Planter, taking a tion--having first taken his ship's pa- Spanish negro with them, who spoke pers with him-and ordered his Curra. English, as an interpreter. On their arcoa failor into the boat, to serve as an in- rival on board the thip, the Spanish offiterpreter.

cers took the charge of her from the male, Before the boat left the Trelawney who, together with the seamen, now con Planter, the Spanish Officer ordered the fidered themselves as certainly captured. Maie to keep under the frigate's stern, The Sparish officers and seamen then and at his peril to part company. This rummaged the fisip, searching every place happened between leven and eighto'clock they could get at, opening the bags of in the evening.

pimento, water and provilion casks, &c. When Captain M.Donald arrived on &c. They also wanted to hoift out the board the frigate, he was ordered into the rum from between decks, to search her cabin,wherehe found hercommander, who lower deck for guns and fores; which began immediately to abuse him in Spa- they fufpected her to be loaded with. Af nili, for not hoitting out his boat and co- ter having done this, and making partiming on board agreeably to his orders, cular enquiries concerning whai naval telling Captain M.Donald that he had no force was left at Jamaica, abuut eight right to navigate in those feas, as they o'clock A. M. they hoilled out the Tre belonged to the King of Spain, his maf- lawney Planter's, boat, and towed her af ter. This was explained to Captain ter them to the frigate, taking nothing M‘Donald by his Curracoa sailor, who from the ship but four more of her crew, was present in the cabin. Upon Captain whom they detained near an hour on


board the frigate, then ordered them back frequent opportunities of relieving him, to the ship with the Curracoa sailor, who when their officers were not in that part had been on board the frigate all night, of the ship, by putting small wedges bewith instructions to return with the boat, tween the pieces of timber, thereby on the firft signal being made from the raising the upper part of the bilboes or frigate, which was complied with, stocks, which cafed him of the weight,

Prior to this, Captain M.Donald was and enabled him to breathe more freely; ordered by the Commander of the fri- they also wiped the sweat from his face gate, from the place where he had been which was so great, that, when released, confined all night, forward the forecastle, his shirt was entirely wet, the fun shining under a guard of marines, at which place all the time upon him; and the sailors there were two large pieces of timber, frequently came and placed their jackets each about fourteen feet long, and fix under his head to support it. inches thick, where they joined, having The Trelawney Planter's crew plainly places made in them for the neck and perceived with their giasses from the mip, legs, with a hinge at one end, and a clasp the torments their Commander was luf. and padlock at ihe other. The Spanis fering ; but they could only commiserate Commander then ordered Captain M.Do- his situation, for it was not in their pownald to be stripped of his coat, waistcoat, er to afford him any assistance.--In this neckcloth, and hat; after that was done, fate, Captain M.Donald was kept till he was laid on his back on the deck, and past eleven o'clock in the forenoon, when his neck put into the case of timber, it appearing he could not much longer which, by the thickness of the lower survive under the torments he suffered, piece of wood, raised his head about fix an oficer came forward and ordered his inches from the deck, near the foremast, neck and shoulders to be released, and and his feet to the lee gunwale of the fri- legs confined, in confequence of which gate, failing on the starboard tack, and the stocks were unlocked, and his orders ine fun, which was extremely warm, obryed. thining direct in his face.

This confinement, though bad enough, As soon as Captain M'Donald observed was a paradise compared to the latt, and the intention of the Spanish Commander, Capt. Macdonald recovered by degrees and previous to his being thus confined, his strength and recollection, which had he laid open his breast, anu requetted the nearly abandoned him. Commander would order his marines In this fituation he remained till about to moot bim, rather than offer such an twelve o'clock, when the frigate made indignity to the master of a British ship, the signal for the Trelawney Planter's by confining him in a situation so fhock boat to come alongside, which being ing and disgraceful to humanity, adding complied with, Capt. Macdonald was that in the course of last war, he had been releated and conducted into the cabin, taken a prisoner by the French, but never so very weak, that he could hardly creep experienced fuch treatment as he was along. then about to suffer, and that he had of- Here the Commander of the frigate tep had the Spanish Commander's coun- was at dinner with his officers, and Capt. trymen, and other priloners in his pow- Macdonald was again interrogated where er, but never allowed them to be treat he was bound to, what course he ed with the least cruelty.

intended to take, &c. &c. for his papers Captain Mr Donald was kept in the had never been looked at, nor even in.. above state of confinement about three quired for, although he had taken them hours and a half, enduring the most ex. on board in his pocket for the purpose of cruciating pain, as the place where his being examined. Captain Macdonald reneck and thoulders were confined, was so plied to the Commander, and complain, small, that he was nearly strangled, and ing of his inhuman treatment, informed the upper piece of the timber preling him he intended making the best of his hard on his breast, he could only breathe way to the English Channel, if he was with great difficulty ; his body being also allowed to depart. The Spaniin conrailed the thickneis of the lowest piece mander then ordered him away, sayingx of timber off the deck, was extremely if l:e caught him again near his convoy, painful to him, and he must inevitably he would carry him to Old Spain. Capa have perished under such a complication tain M.Donald answered, he might at of torture, had it not been for the hu- in that respect as be pleased, for

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ries of the day. Before Capt. Macdonald's departure, Seven miles he walked over in this rehe requefted to know the name of the gular manner ; but between Hammerfrigate, and who commanded her ; but I'mith and Kensington, his bottom seemthis the Spanish Captain peremptorily re-ed to fail him, and he fo lackened his fused, and abused him in a very gross pace as to excite fome doubts of his fucmanner, telling Captain M.Donald to cess. take care and avoid coming into his way This perhaps was the effect of art to again.

encourage berts, for he no sooner got Captain M Donald was then dischar- through Kenfington, than he cried out, ged, and ordered into his boat, after ha- “Now, my lads, l'il shew you fport." ving been confined on board the Spanish It would not be easy to impress upon frigate in the manner above related, and the minds of those who were not present his thip detained fixteen hours.

a belief of the agility with which the During the whole of the Captain's old man then sprung along. The most confinement, he endured the most excru- youthful of his attendants were seen pantciating pain, with!every insult and indiz. ing in their efforts to keep up with the nity thewn him by the Spanish Com- active veteran. mander that could be oficred.

Fame founded her trumpet in his proWhile under confinement, he under. gress, and gathered a croud, particularly food from a Spanish negro, belonging at Knightsbridge, which very much to the frigate, who spoke English, that checked him in his carreer. But, like a the frigate was a King's ship, of 36 guns, torrent gathering additional strength from called the Rousillon, commanded by momentary refiltance, as soon as he got Don Francisco Vidal-that there were through the croud at Knightsbridge, he *two register tips in company, with mo- moved, or rather fiew with haftier itrides ney on board, and about ten fail of mer. to the goal, which he reached in the chant ships that they had been from tive midst of loud huzzas, seven minutes and Havannah only four or five days, and a half before the proposed time. came from thence with twenty fail of When some of his iriends were congravell-ls, but fone of them had parted tulating him or his success, he said he company.

would undertake to walk from London Ai one P. M. Sunday, the 8th of Au- to York at the same rate, for a wager of gust 1799, Capt. M.Donald parted com- as many guineas as there were mile-itones pany with the Spanish convoy, lat. 28. on the road. 38. long. 79. and arrived in London This veteran, a few months ago, walkwithout further accident, on the 19th of ed from Inverness to London and back September toil wing.

again, and afterwards returned to the me

tropolis on foot. MACLEOD.

The King sometime afterwards figni. O&ober 8. This man, in the hun- fying a defire to fee this extraordinary dred and fifth year of his age, engaged veteran, he was accordingly presented to for a trifling wager, to walk from the ten his Majesty at Windfor, and honoured mile fone on the Brentford road to Hyde with the whole contents of the purt then Park Corner, in two hours and a hall. in his pocket, amounting to nine guineas

The train of persons, who attended as and a half. witneslės and spectators of this trial of

SCOTLAND. hoary-headel vigour, was numerous tho'

ABERDEEN, O&. 18. not very brilliant; and leemed to fill the The late meeting of the Northern old man's fails with a breath of popular Shooting Club, was very fully attended applaufe.

be a numerous company of ladies and Ai first Rariing, like an aged racer, he gentlemen, from different parts of the discovered some tifinefs; bui atier a little country, and the amusements of the exercil , and getting warm in the course, week were conducted with such order his and join's reg ined their wonts and regularity as intitled the Stewards ed suppleness and agility.

to no imall portion of praife. The ball It was highly pleasing to see with what on Monday evening was a combination nicety he regulated his motions, just walk of beauty and elegance-It was an obing a mile every quarter of an hour, and fervation of a member of Parliament who at each fone iurning round with an air was present, and in which many others of triumph, with a look of confidence, joined, that he no where had seem a


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