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with foliage, after prints, paintings, or drawings, by boys or girls under fifteen years of age, two gineas-Nothing of fufficient merit produced. 62. For the fecond ditto, one guinea.-Nothing fufficient merit produced.

63. To the boy or girl under twenty years of ge, who fhall produce the best pattern of his or her invention for a Scots carpet, the pattern to be drawn upon defign-paper, from which the carpet can be put into the loom, two guineas.-Nothing produced.

64. To ditto for a damask carpet, two guineas. -Nothing produced.

65. To ditto for damask table-linen, two gui-Nothing produced.

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66. To ditto for flowered lawn, two guineas. Nothing produced.

67. For the best three pieces of printed cotton Loen, not under 26 yards each piece; one of he pieces to be two colours; one common pencil14 three or four colours; and a piece in chints cokors, a filver medal,—to James Reid at Gorgie.

62. For the greatest quantity of best fealingwax, not under twelve pound weight, one guinea, -to William Waterstone wax-chandler in Edin iurgh.

69. For the greatest quantity of beft fealingwafers, not under twelve pound weight, one guises-to the fame William Waterftone.

70. For the whiteft, best, and finest lace, commonly called Hamilton lace, of a new pattern, not under two yards in length, two guineas, Anne Henderfon at Hamilton.

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71. For the best dyed fhades, in worsted or woollen yarn, blue, green, and orange; three colours in each fhade, and a pound in each colour, five guineas,-to James Young dyer in Stirling.

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border, five guineas, -to Thomas Turnbull and company, at Hawick.

78. For the fecond ditto, four guineas, -to William Clerk weaver at Achtertuil, near Kitkaldy. 79. For the third ditto, three guineas.-Nothing produced.

80. For the three beft pieces of livery-lace, not under thirty yards each, as to work and pattern, two guineas,—to Patrick Bowie merchant in Edinburgh.

N. B. The livery-lace is completely manufactured.

72. For the fecond ditto, three guineas, -to William Chriftie dyer in Stirling.

73. For the best tent ftitch, or petit point, in worfted fades, on a fire-screen, five guineas, or a gold medal, to Mrs Forbes, wife of Mr Hugh Forbes one of the Principal Clerks of Seffion.

74. For the best imitation of Turky carpets, a to colour, pattern, and workmanship, of at last two yards long, and one and an half broad, fue quacas, given by Mifs Jenny Dalrymple, to Mrs Pateron, Miln's land, middle of the college wynd, Edinburgh.

N. B. She teaches this work. The carpet to which the premium was adjudged, may be feen at her house.

15. For the best carpet, all of wool, of the best danafk figure, beft colour and border, four gui

-to the Earl of Glencairn and company in the allen manufactory, Kilmarnock.

76. For the belt imitation of Wilton carpets, twelve yards long by three quarters of a yard we, with eighteen yards border to fuit the carpe three eighths of a yard wide, eight guineas. Mating produced.

17. For the best carpet of that kind called the Sts carpet, making forty-eight square yards, to bivided into any number of carpets, the firmchand beft made, best figure, best colour and

81. Second ditto, one guinea.-Nothing produced. 82. For the beft piece of gold lace, and beft piece of filver lace, as to work and pattern, to be given to the actual workman, two guineas,to John Roe and Valentine Knight, fervants to the above Mr Bowie, equally divided between them.

83. For the fecond ditto, one guinea,-to William Bowie, alfo fervant to the above Mr Bowie.

84. For the best half dozen blankets, in imitation of English blankets, not under three yards long by two and an half yards broad, five gui neas,-to George Sayers and company clothiers in Haddington.

85. For the next ditto, not under two and an half yards long by two yards broad, three guineas. Nothing produced.

86. For the best half dozen coarfe blankets, in imitation of English blankets, not under one and an half nor above two yards broad, and from two to two and an half yards long, three guineas. -Nothing produced.

87. For the fix beft pieces of fhalloon, each piece to confift of thirty yards, to be dreffed and finished off in the English manner, two of the pieces to be black, two to be blue, and two clothcoloured, three guineas, to William Gardiner dyer in Edinburgh.

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88. For the fecond ditto, two guineas, liam Chriftie dyer in Stirling

89. For the two pieces of fhalloon, best whitened, dreffed, and finished in the English manner, each piece to confift of thirty yards, three guineas, -to the fame William Chriftie.

90. For the fecond ditto, two guineas,—to Wil liam Ranken dyer in Edinburgh.

91. For the best ten pieces of plain fuflian, five white, and five coloured, each piece to confift of twenty yards, dreffed and lapped after the Manchefter manner, four guineas,-to Archibald Bowie merchant in Edinburgh.

N. B. The coloured fuflians were dyed by Patrick Fairly dyer in Edinburgh. 92. For the fecond ditto, two guincas. Nothing produced.

93. For the fix beft pieces of linen for lining of hats, not under twenty yards each, best dycd, glazed, and dreffed, three pounds Sterling,-10 William Wemyss, ftiffener at Bonnyhaugh, near Edinburgh.

94. Second ditto, two pounds Sterling, to James Murray dyer in Edinburgh.

95. For the beft twelve grofs chair-web, fix grofs being blue and white, and fix grofs brown.

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96. For the best dozen of hats, to be fold at a price not exceeding one guinea cach, four guineas, to George and Thomas Nicels and company, batters at Albeyhill, near Edinburgh.

97. For the best dozen of felt hats, of Scots wool, four guineas, given by Melf. Buchanan jun. and company, at Glafgow who gained the prize for fine hats laft year, to McJ. Buchanan and company, batters at Glasgow. 98. Second ditto, three gincas.-Nothing produced.

99. Third ditto, two guineas. Nothing pro

duced.

100. For the greatest number of beft ftraw hats or bongraces, not under a dozen, five guineas. Nothing produced.

101. For the greateft quantity of best and clearest glue, not under fifty pound weight, three pounds Sterling-to Thomas Blair glover in Perth. 102. For the second ditto, two pounds Sterling, -to Crichton Profit skinner at Cellbridge, near Edine rgb

103. For the third ditto, one pound Sterling, to John Lindjay Skinner at Bell's mills, near Eainburgh.

104. For the greatest quantity of best buckram, not under fix pieces, of twenty-four yards each, three pounds Sterling-to the above William Wemyss fiffener at Bonnyhaugh.

105. For the fecond ditto, two pounds Sterling-Nothing of efficient merit produced.

106. For the third ditto, one pound Sterling, Nothing of fufficient merit produced.

107. For the greatest quantity of baked hair, for upholsterers, not under fifty pound weight the ftrongeft, cleaneft, and best cuiled, two guineas, to Peter Gilmour, ropemaker at Brijis, near Edinburgh.

108. For the fecond ditto, one guinea, -10 Robert Gilmour ropemaker there.

N. B. They purchase any quantity of hair fit for baking, &c.

109. For the best fix grofs of mohair buttons for cloaths, two guineas, to John Elder tailor in Cauergate.

110. For the best hundred weight of crown foap, a filver medal.-Nothing produced.

III. For the beft hundred weight of white foap, filver medal,-to James Mitchell at Allsa.

115. For the fecond ditto, one guinea, 115 Anne Waugh widow of James Smith glover in Edinburgh.

116. For the best two bread baskets made of willows of the growth of Scotland, one guinea,to Andrew Tough basketmaker in Edinburgh.

117. For the two beft cradles made of willows of the growth of Scotland, one guinea,— to the fame Andrew Tough.

118. To the perfon who shall manufacture the greatest number of hoops, made of willows or faughs of the growth of Scotland, to be proved to the fatisfaction of the fociety, five guineas,to the fame Andrew Tough.

119. To the perfon who fhall cure the greatest number of fmoky chimnies, to be proved to the fatisfaction of the fociety, a filver medal,-10 Alexander Carmichael mafon in Edinburgh.

N. B. A parcel manufactured by James Maccoull candlemaker at the back of the North Lech, Edinburgh, was nearly as good as the foap to which the premium was adjudged.

112. To the fkinner who fhall fell, and deliver to Scots glovers, the greatest quantity of Jamb-skins, fit for making womens gloves, with the grain-fide out, two guineas,-to Robert Somerville fkinner in Edinburgh.

113. For the fecond ditto, one guinea. No thing produced.

114. For the best lamb-skin gloves for women, not under half a dozen pairs, two guineas, -to James Thomjon glover in Edinburgh.

3. 10. 120. Not determined. When determined, the articles, and the determinations, will be inferted.

13. 14. 18. 19. 20. 21. The time of determination not yet come. [xix. 161.]

Captures, &c. continued from vol. xix. p. 669. By British men of war, &c.

Taken from the London Gazette.

BY

Y the Adventure armed fhip, Capt. Bray The Machault, a privateer of Dunkirk, of 14 nine-pounders and 182 men, taken off Dugenefs, Jan. 1. The privateer had 40 men killed and wounded, and the Adventure one killed and two wounded.

By the America, Capt. Byron, and the Coventry: The John galley of Boflon, with tar and oil, retaken Dec. 9.; and the Neptune, with fith, from Gafpil bay, taken the 18th; both fent to Plymouth. They alfo took, on the 24th, the Dragon, a privateer of Bayonne, a new fhip, of 24 nine-pounders, many fwivels, and 284 mmen. The privateer had 4 men killed, and 10 or 12 wounded; and the Coventry only 6 wounded, one of whom died afterwards.

On the 19th of December, the Brilliant enga ged the Diamond, of 14 carriage-guns, from Quebeck, with a valuable cargo of the finest furs. In firing her ftern-chace, the Diamond took fire in the powder-room, burnt with great violence for half an hour, and then funk. Out of 70 hands no more than 24 could be fived, and thofe fo miferably burnt, that many of them died afterwards. On the 25th, the Brillant engaged the Intrepid a privateer of Bayonne, of 14 guns and 180 men The privateer having fuft fired into the Brilliant and wounded one man, the Brillant returned the fire, and funk her. The privateer had 8 or 1 men killed, the reft were faved by the Brilliant

boats.

By the Tartar, Capt. Lockhart, and the Mag nanime: Two French fhips from St Doming carried into Plymouth. These prizes failed from Cape François, Nov. 12. with 34 fail of mer chant-hips, under convoy of the Intrepide, Opt

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alatre, Sceptre, Greenwich, and three frigates *.
The prifoners informed Capt. Lockhart, that the
Edinburgh, Dreadnought, Augusta, and a floop,
having blocked up the harbour of Cape François
for fome weeks, the French fquadron failed Oct.
21. to drive the Britifh fhips off the coaft; that
be next day the two fquadrons came to a close
engagement, which continued till night, when the
French Squadron, having the land-breeze, with
the help of their frigates, were towed into port,
greatly disabled, and the Opiniatre difmafted; that
they had 300 men killed, and as many wounded;
that the French themselves owned, that the British
had acquired great honour, and that nothing but
the night, and the affiftance of their frigates, fa-
ved their squadron.—Besides the preceding, we
have the two following accounts of this action.
*Extra of a letter from Rear-Adm. Cotes to Mr
Clevland, dated on board the Marlborough,
Nev. 9. 1757, in Port-Royal harbour.

The 25th of last month, Capt. Forreft, in his Majefty's fhip the Augufta, with the Dreadacught, Capt. Sucking, and the Edinburgh, Capt. Langdon, under his command, returned from their cruife off Cape François. Capt. For reit gives me the following account of an action that happened the 2ift, between the fships under as command, and seven French ships of war.

At feven in the morning the Dreadnought made the fignal for fee ng the enemy's fleet coming out of Cape François. We made fail to difcover them plain; and at half past eight made feven fail of large fhips, a fchooner, and a pilotboat. I then made the fignal for the line ahead, and shortened fail, to let the enemy come up, and to preferve the weather-gage. At noon we law with great certainty they were four thips of the Ene, and three large frigates. I then made the Egual for the Captains Suckling and Langdon; who agreed with me to engage them. Accordingly we bore down. About twenty minutes after three the action began with great brifknefs on both sides, and continued for two hours and an half; when the French commodore made a fignal, and one of the frigates immediately came to tow him out of the line, and the rest of the French thips followed him. Our hips had fuffered fo much in their mafts, fails, and rigging, that we were in no condition to pursue them. Both officers and feamen behaved with the greatest refolution the whole time of the action, and were

unhappy at the conclufion of it, that the fhips were not in a condition to follow the French, who had frigates to tow them off. I am inform

The prefent of plate given to Capt. Lockbart [xix. 612.] is a cup and falver, curiously chafed and imbofled, with the feven French privateers, his own ship, and arms. On the falver, which is twenty-fix inches diameter, is the folbaing infeription. The gift of the two public mpanies, the underwriters and merchants of the ty of London, to Capt. John Lockhart, commander of the Tartar, for his fignal fervice in fupporting the trade, by dijireing the French privatters in the

Jer 1757.

ed the French had put on board the Sceptre her full complement of guns, either from the shore or out of the India fhip; had also mounted the Outardé ftorefhip with her full proportion of guns; and had taken not only the men out of the merchant-fhips, but foldiers from the garrifon, in hopes their appearance would frighten our fmall fquadron, and oblige them to leave their coaft clear for them to carry out their large convoy of merchant-fhips: but our captains were too gallant to be terrified at their formidable appcarance; and, far from avoiding them, bore down, and engaged with the greateft refolution and good conduct. And I have the pleasure to acquaint their Lordships, that the captains, officers, feamen, and marines, have done their duty on this occafion, much to their honour; and I hope their good behaviour will be approved by their Lordships."

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Kingston, Jamaica, Nov. 8. On the 21st of October, the Dreadnought, at day break, made the fignal for difcovering the enemy's fhips under the Cape, and flood toward them with all the fail fhe could croud, the other fhips following. At nine o'clock, having made them distinctly, in number nine fail, flanding toward us, the tacked to join her conforts, and prepare in every refpect for battle. The Edinburgh being to lecward, very properly tacked likewife, to make a trip and gain her itation; while Mr Forreft alfo tacked, reefed his topfails, and made the signal for the line ahead, standing from them under an ealy fail, juft fuficient to preferve the wind, draw then from their coaft, and permit them to come up.

The French now purfued with great pride, forming a very extenfive line of feven fail, the little tenders playing about their chief, and the whole came up very faft. However, we did no think they approached fast enough; and having now fecured the wind, we hauled up the forefail; which was no fooner done, than the enemy per. ceiving us in carneft to wait for them, tacked in fhore, and flood from us. We tacked after them. At two, Capt. Forrest perceiving they would not give us the advantage, by attacking, called a confultation, whether he fhould attack them. Never was a point fooner fettled. Capt. Forreft having observed, that the thips in view were certainly the fquadron come out from the Cape, prepared on purpofe to give us battle, Capt. Suckling, as next fenior captain, returned for antwer, it was a pity they thould be di.appointed. And without further hesitation, it was inftantly agreed to bear down and engage them, Capt. Suckling requetting he might have the lead. Immediately each party retired to his fhip, and made fail in a line for the enemy. In about a quar ter of an hour after, the enemy tacked towards us, to the northward, forming an extensive line as before, with this difference, that their Commodore now led. We continued our courfe until abreast of the third thip; when the fquadrom wore in a fweep, the Dreadnought ftill keeping. the lead, and lafking for the headmoft fhip. We now furled the mall fails, improper to engage under,

under, ftanding with forefail and topfails, at the diftance of two miles; when the enemy perceiving we actually intended to attack them, ordered the frigates out of the line, and the Sauvage to go ahead. This last motion left their spaces open a little their Commodore very foolishly brought to, foretopfail to the maft, and loft the command of his fhip; the fternmolt fhip, Opiniatre, as properly, let her topgallant fails too clofe. The opponents then flood as in the folJowing lift.

French.

Guns. Men. English.
Sauvage, 30 200
Intrepide, 74 900 Dreadnought, 60
400 Augusta,

60

Greenwich, 50
L'Unicorn, 30 200
Sceptre, 74
L'Outardé, 44
Opiniatre, 64 640

350

366 3440

When the Greenwich fhooting too near the Intrepide, they had like to have been on board each other. This threw them in confufion at the beginning, by obliging the Commodore to fill and fet his forefail; which again threw the Sauvage out of her station, and the Greenwich at the fame time backing her fails, widened the line in that part, fo that they could not improve the great advantages they had in receiving us, where the firft fhip runs the risk of being difabled before the can clofe with a connected line, befides the chance of raking the whole. However, as foon as poffible Monf. Kerfin recovered this diforder, and began to fire on the Dreadnought at three quarters past three; which fhip had now approach ed very near, fpringing her loof a little to fteer with him as he fet fail, the forefails were foon after hauled up on both fides, and being then within musket-thot, the fire was returned with equal fury.

Guns. Men.

750 Edinburgh,

375 390

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64 467 184 1232

Capt. Forrest, by the opening I have defcribed, was obliged to bear more immediately down up on his opponent, and suffered in the manner the Dreadnought might have expected, before fhe approached near enough to return the enemy's fire. This likewife obliged the Edinburgh either to have taken a large fweep, or lie as the did for fome time at the beginning of the action, without being able to do all the fervice he could have wifhed; fo that the Augufta had now the whole weight of the rear to fuftain.

However, the fire foon after became general on all fides; and the Dreadnought getting on the Intrepide's bow, kept the helm hard aftarboard to rake her, or if the proceeded, to fall on board in the most advantageous fituation poffible; but the chofe to bear up, and continued doing to the whole of the action, till fhe fell difabled aftern.

board her; while the Sceptre preffing on thef the whole heap were furioufly pelted by the Au gufta and Edinburgh, efpecially the Intrepide, ha ving then aboard a fignal for relief, lying muzzled in a fhattered condition. A frigate foon af ter endeavoured to take her in tow; but, from fome caufe unknown, he was prevented. The Outardé, before this, had got into the action, and played very brifkly upon the Edinburgh, both upper and lower deckers.

Capt. Forrest then perceiving the fhattered condition of the Dreadnought, and fenfible of the damage his own fhip had fuftained, and fatisfied with what the enemy had fuffered, he thought proper to withdraw from pursuing, fince in our condition it was impoffible to take them, and the lofs of a lower malt if we followed (in all the fhips much wounded) might lay us at the mercy of the frigates, and the Greenwich, who appeared lefs damaged in the rigging than any of the reft; imputed by us to her cowardly behaviour, continually bearing up out of the action, infomuch that it is reported by fome, the Commodore was forced to fire at her twice. Capt. Forreft therefore hailed the Dreadnought, (as he passed to windward of her), to endeavour to make fail; but the continued engaged for about a quarter of an hour thereafter, until the shifted to fet wherewithal to haul up with, when the Opini atre, her antagonist, at the fame time wore round on the heel. The Edinburgh, after the Augufla hauled off, got clofe to the enemy's rear, and was warmly and clofely engaged with the Intrepid, Sceptre, and l'Outarde for about twenty-five minutes, where the did confiderable damage, and afterwards followed the Augusta about a quarter paft fix; so that the action finished with the day.

Never was a battle more furious than the beginning. In two minutes there was not a rope or fail whole in either fhip. The French ufe a fhot which we neglect called langridge, which is very ferviceable in cutting the rigging.

By this bearing fhort upon her own fhip, thofe aftern were thrown into fresh diforder, which they never thoroughly recovered; and when the Intrepide dropped (relieved by the Opini atre), the Greenwich, fill in confufion, got en

The damages we fuftained are as follows: Augufta 9 men killed, amongst thefe the first licutenant, and 29 wounded, 12 dangeroufly; maits, fails, boats, and rigging moftly ufelefs, and many fhot in the hull. Dreadnought 9 killed and 30 wounded, 20 very dangerously; loft the mizen-topmaft in the action, and the mizen-yard fhot down, alfo the maintopmaft and top foon af ter it was over, every maft, fail, yard, rope, and boat unferviceable, except the foretopmaft and topfail-yard, and many fhot in the hull. The Eduburgh fuffered leaft, 5 killed and 30 woundded, her mafts, fails, and rigging much shattered, alfo fome shot in her hull. Every body behaved well; the Captains led on with fpirit and skill, and the people performed with chearfulness and alacrity. The Dreadnought had the first, the Au guita had the middle, and the Edinburgh: had the latter end.

The best reflection on this affair will arife from confidering the ftrength of both squadrons, and the ftop it must put to their voyage to Europe, er at leaft leave the convoy to the mercy

f every privateer, numbers of which lie on 1) the coaft. A 74 gun fhip with us is reckoned douale the force of the Augufta and Dreadnought, both light nietalled fhips, and they have double the number of men and officers accordingly. If therefore we confider the combat before us by this impartial standard, I doubt not, it will appear as glorious an action as any on the English annals, and that this little fquadron, during the cruife, without regarding wealth, has performed as effential Ervice as any of the like number ever did."

By the Sterling Castle, the Effex, and the Loweeffe: Two French hips; one of 300 tuns, & guns, 23 feamen, and 19 foldiers; the other of 350 tuns, 20 carriage-guns, 10 fwivels, 61 feamen, and 20 foldiers, with provisions for Louif burg; both carried into Plymouth. These prizes filed from L'ifle d'Aix, with three other merchantmen, laden with provifions for Louisburg, oder convoy of the Prudente and Capricieux, and the Tripon and Heroine frigates; the two former of which parted company with them the day before they were taken.

By the Brilliant and the Coventry: Two French hips, one from St Domingo, the other from Cape Breton, carried into Plymouth.

By the Alcide: A St Domingo fhip, taken Jan. 9. fent into Plymouth.

By the Vanguard, Biddeford, and Dolphin: A privateer of Bayonne, of 22 guns, and a fhip from St Domingo.

By the Chichester: A privateer of 12 carriageguns and 70 men, carried into Portsmouth.

By the Dunkirk: Three French fhips; two from Rochelle for Louifburg, with provifions; and the third from Port Louis for St Domingo, with wine, oil, foap, and fome India goods; all carried into Portímouth.

By the Huffar, a new fir fhip of 20 guns, and near 200 men, Capt. Elliot, [fon to Lord Mintoj: The Vengeance, a privateer of St Maloes, of 24 twelve and nine pounders, but pierced for 32, about go swivels, and 319 men, taken Jan. 8. about 45 leagues weft of the Lizard,, after an enagement of an hour and three quarters; in which the privateer had five guns difmounted, 52 men killed, 37 wounded, main and mizen mafts gone, and the foremaft so much damaged, that it went way the next morning; and the Huffar had 6 men killed and 15 wounded, among which laft was the lieutenant of marines. This is the privawer that took the Terrible privateer, Capt. Death, zx. 53. 110. 494.], and has fince done very much burt to our trade.

Ey the Richmond, Flamborough, and William and Anne armed fhip: A French privateer of 10 farriage-guns, and 80 mcn, brought into the Downs.

By the Savage floop: A French cutter privaeer of 6 guns and 25 men, brought into the Downs.

By the Penguin, Capt. Man: The Fidelle, a privateer of Havre de-Grace, of 8 four-pounders, Ifw veis, and 48 men, taken Feb. 3. between the Bemyhead and Deadman. VOL. XX.

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By privateers, &c.

By the Howe of Guernsey, Howard: The Reprifai, a privateer of Bayonne, of 14 nine-pounders and 180 men, carried into Falmouth.

By the Severn and the Conftantine of Bristol: Le Roy David, of 400 tuns, 12 fix-pounders, and 32 men, from St Domingo for Bourdeaux, fent into Briftol. Three hours after this capture, a French frigate of 36 guns, bore down upon the privateers; but by fome accident overfet, and every foul on board perished.

By the Ancient Briton of Brifol, and the Earl of Grantham of Jerfey: The Angelique, of and from Rochelle for Louifburg, with provifions and foldiers, fent into Plymouth.

By the Spy of Liverpool, Pearce: A French privateer of 2 fix-pounders, 12 swivels, and 56 men, carried into Liverpool.

By the Earl of Granville of Jerfey: A French fhip from St Domingo for Bourdeaux, carried into Weymouth.

By the Conftantine of Briflol: The Folly, of 100 tuns, from St Domingo for Nantz, carried into Bristol.

By the Invincible of Bristol: A French privateer of 12 guns; and the Elifabeth, from St Domingo for Bourdeaux; both carried into Briftol.

By the Mars letter of marque of Bristol, Dolman: A large floep from St Domingo, carried into Corke.

By the Hawke, Wilfon, and the Fly privateer

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