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the curbing and punishment of vice ; but creant, a disgrace to humanity, is sufferAill they are vastly defective in number- ed to escape with impunity ; nay, and less instances; and in none more than in glories in his execrable villainy.... This is the utter negle& of that species of crimi a crime of fo black a dye, that I have nals I have just now mentioned. How often wondered it should pass so long remarkably glaring does the defect, I had unnoticed : It certainly highly merits the almost said, partiality of the laws appear; most serious attention of the legislature : when we reflect upon the inflexible seve- and surely there might be some method rity they shew towards a poor wretch, fallen upon, if not intirely to prevent who having perhaps ten or a dozen this dreadful evil, at least to render it mouths besides his own to provide for, less frequent and less terrible in its conbeing thereby reduced to the dreadful al- sequences. But I fall not pretend to ternative of stealing or starving, is forced, offer any scheme for this purpose : this I through absolute want, to rob his more leave to abler heads, and shall be happy, wealthy neighbour of a cow or Meep, for and think all the pains I can possibly be which he must be hang'd; nay, even at, well rewarded, if, in pointing out the sometimes, for two shillings or half a evil, any thing I might chance to say, crown, to procure a meal to himself could contribute in any degree to awaken and his poor starving family: and the the attention of those in power, to so nevillain fall pass unpunished, who wan- cessary and glorious an undertaking, whose tonly and barbarously robs a virtuous, province it more properly is to apply the though too credulous girl, of the most in- remedy, estimable jewel the can be possess'd of,

I am, Gentlemen, her innocence; which is of more real worth than all the riches the world can

Your constant reader, bestow, and ought to be dearer to her

and humble servant, G. than life : and yet, I say, this vile mis

An Account of the Surrender of Belleille, by Capitulation, as published by Au

thority, in a London Gazette Extraordinary.


Wbitcball, June 14.

a copy of the articles of capitulation I I AST night m jor Rooke, and cap. have the honour to inclose you. I shall I tain Barton, arrived from Belleille, as speedily and conveniently as possible with the following letters froin major-ge send the French garrison to the Main, and neral Hodgson, and the hon. commodore keep the squadron under my orders, in Keppel, to the right hon. Mr. Secretary readiness for any commands his majesty

may have for it. Island of Belleifle, June 8, 1761. Major-general Hodgson, by his constant Sir,

approbation of the behaviour of the battaI have the honour to acquaint you, lion of marines landed from the Chips, and that the citadel of Palais surrendered put under his command, gives me the yesterday to his majesty's arms. This pleasing satisfaction of acquaintaing you letter, and the capitulation, I do myself of it, that his majesty may be informed the honour to send you by the hands of of the goodness and spirited behaviour of major Rooke, who will inform you of that corps. every particular relative to the fiege, that I have sent home captain Barton, who you may think fit to lay before his ma- will inform you of any particulars you jetty. I have the honour to be, &c. are desirous of knowing. I am, &c. S. HODGSON,

A. KEPPEL. Valiant, Belleijle Road, June 3, 1761. Capitulation for the Citadel of Belleifle, made Sir,

June 7, 1761. I have the pleasure to inform you of Preliminary Article.] The chevalier de the surrender of the citadel of Palais, and St. Croix, brigadier in the king's army,


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and commandant of the citadel of Relle with their baggage and effects ; as well as ide, proposes that the place thall surren- the three pieces of cannon, granted by the der on ihe 12th of June, in case no fuc- firft article." cours arrive before that time; and that, Article VI. After the expiration of the in the mean while, no works Mould be term mentioned in the first article, a gate carried on, on either side, nor any acts of of the citadel thall be delivered to the hoftility, nor any communication between troops of his Britannic maesty; at which the English besieging, and the French be- there shall be kept a French guard of equal fieged. Refused.

number, until the king's troops thall Article 1. The entire garrison mall march out to embark. Those guards shall march chro' the breach with the honours be ordered to permit no Englith foldier to of war, drums beating, colours flying, enter, nor no French soldier to go out. lighted matches, and three pieces of can- “ A gate shall be delivered to the troops non, with 12 rounds each. Each soldier of his Britannic majesty, the moment the Mall have 15 rounds in his cartouch box. capitulation is figned ; and an equal numAll the officers, ferjeants, soldiers, and in- ber of French troops thall occupy the said habitants, are to carry off their baggage: gate." the women to go with their husbands. Article VII. A vessel Mall he furnished Granted. In favour of the gallant de to the commiffaries at war, and to the trea. fence which the citadel has made, under furer, in which they may carry their the orders of the chevalier de St. Croix." baggage, with their secretaries, clerks, and

Article II. Two covered waggons shall servants, without being molested or visiebe provided, and the effects which they ed. They mall he conducted, as well as carry Thall be deposited in two covered the other troops, to the nearest port of boats, which are not to be visited. “The France. Granted, covered waggons are refused; but care Article VIII. Meff. de Taille, captainMall be taken to transport all the baggage general of the Garde Colte, Lamp, major, to the continent by the shortest way." two lieutenants of cannoneers of the

Article III. Vellels shall be furnished Garde Coste, and ninety bombardeers, for carrying the French troops by the cannoneers, serjeants, and fufileers, Garde shortest way into the nearest ports of Coftes of Belleise, paid by the king, hall France, by the first fair wind, Granted. have it in their choice to remain in the

Article IV. The French troops that are inand, as well as the other inhabitants, to embark, are to be victualled in the same without being molested, either as to their proportion with the troops of his Britan- persons or goods. And if they have a nic majesty; and the same proportion of mind to sell their goods, furniture, boats, tonnage is to be allowed to the officers nets, and in general, any effects which beand soldiers, which the English troops long to them, within fix months, and to have. Granted.

pass over to the continent, they shall not Article V. When the troops shall be be hindered; but, on the contrary, they embarked, a vefsel is to be furnished for shall have proper assistance, and necessary the chevalier de St. Croix, brigadier in the passports. “They shall remain in the king's army, to M. de la Ville, the king's isand under protection of the king of lieutenant, to M. de la Garique, colonel of Great Britain, as the other inhabitants, foot, with Brevet of commandant in the or shall be transported to the continent, absence of the chevalier de St. Croix, and if they please, with the garrison." to the field-officers, including those of the Article IX. M. Sarignon, clerk of the artillery, and engineers; as also for the treafury of the French troops, the arthree pieces of cannon, as well as for the role mourer, the bourgeois cannoneers, the diers of the Cour Royale, to be transported store-keepers, and all the workmen be. to Nantz, with their wives, servants, and longing to the engineers, may remain at the baggage which they have in the citadel, Belleise with their families, or go to the which is not to be visited. They are to continent, with the same privileges as be victualled in the same proportion with above-mentioned. “Granted. To remain the English officers of the same rank. in the island, upon the same footing with " Care shall be taken, that all those, who the other inhabitants, or to be transported are mentioned in this article, Thall be with the garrison to the continent, as they transported, without loss of time, to Nantz, shall think proper."



Artiele x. The Roman Catholic reli- After the signature, hoftages shall be gion shall be exercised in the island with sent on both fides, for the security of the the same freedom as under a French go. articles of capitulation. Granted. vernment. The churches shall be pre “All the nrchives, registers, public paserved, and the rectors and other priests pers, and writings, which have any relacontinued : and in case of death, they tion to the government of the island, Tall Thall be replaced by the bishop of Vannes. be faithfully given up to his Britannic They shall be maintained in their func- majesty's commiffary : two days Mall be tions, privileges, immunities, and reve- allowed for the evacuation of the citadel; nues. “ All the inhabitants, without di- and the transports, necessary for the emftin&tion, mall enjoy the free exercise of barkation, thall be ready to receive the their religion. The other part of this garrison and their effects. A French ofarticle must necefTarily depend on the ficer shall be ordered to deliver up all the pleasure of his Britannic majesty"

warlike stores and provifions; and, in geArticle XI. The officers and foldiers neral, every thing which belongs to his who are in the hospitals of the town and Mont Christian Majesty, to an English com, citadel, shall be treated in the same man- miffary appointed for that purpose. And ner as the garrison; and, after their reco- an officer shall be ordered to shew us all very, they shall be furnished with vessels the mines and souterains of the place." to carry them to France. In the mean S. Hodgson. A. KEPPEL. while, they shall be supplied with sublist

Le Chevalier de St. Croix. ence and remedies till their departure, according to the state which the comptroller and surgeons shall give in. Granted.

LIST of the Officers killed, wounded, and Arricle XII. After the term mention prisoners, at Belleisle, to June 4, 1761. ed in the preliminary article is expired, orders shall be given, that the commissa

KILL E D. ries of artillery, engineers, and provisions,

Burgoyne's light-horse, Capt. Sir W. P, shall make an inventory of what shall be

Williams. found in the king's magazines, out of

Lord Panmure's foot, lieut. Stone. which bread, wine and meat, shall be

Rufane's 2d battalion, lieut. Whittle. furnished to sublift the French troops to

Crayfurd's light infantry, lieut. Morson, the moment of their departure. “ They shall be furnished with necessary fubfin.

W O UN DE D. ance till their departure, on the same footing with the troops of his Britannic ma Brigadier Howe. jesty."

Whitemore's foot, lieut, Chute. Article XIII. Major-general Craufurd, Lord George Beauclerk's foot, capt. Pate as well as all the English officers and fol terron, lieut. Hutchinson, diers, who have been made prisoners fince Loudoun's foot, lieut. Hen. Norton Ivers. the Sth of April 1761 inclusive, shall be Colvill's foot, major Nesbitt, capt. Faulkset at liberty after the signing of the ca- ner; lieutenants Bromhead, and Young. pitulation, and shall be disengaged from Artillery, Brigadier Desaguliers, captain their parole. The French officers of diffe Muckle ; lieutenants Kinderfly, and rent ranks, volunteers, ferjeants, and fol.

M'Kepzie. diers, who have been made prisoners since Marines, Lieut. Col. M'Kenzie. Captains the 8th of April, shall also be fet at liber Bell, Murry, Carruthers. Lieutenants ty, "The Englith officers and soldiers, Haddon, Conway, Hunt. prisoners of war in the citadel, are to be free the moment the capitulation is figned.

PRI S O N E R S. The French officers and soldiers, wbo are

Major-general Crausurd, capt. Preston, prisoners of war, shall be exchanged ac

and lieut. Eruce, bis Aid de Camp. cording to the cartel of Sluys." All the above articles fhall be executed

Lord George Beauclerk's, lieut. Majorifaithfully on both fides; and such as may

banks. be doubtful shall be fairly interpreted.

Major-general Crayfurd's light infantry, Granted.

captains, Gordon and Cope.

The .

The bumble Address of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of

London, in Common Council asembled, to the King, Moft Gracious Sovereign,

On our part, permit us humbly to af-, W ITH reverential awe and gratitude sure your majesty, that your faithful citi.

to the Supreme Giver of all victory, zens of London will, with unwearied we your majesty's most dutiful and loyal zeal and chearsulness, contribute to supsubjects, the lord Mayor, aldérmen, and port a vigorous prosecution of this just and commons of your city of London, in com- necessary war; until your majesty, havmon council assembled, humbly approach ing sufficiently vindicated the honour of your royal presence, to express our joy your crown, and secured the trade, naviand exultation, on the entire reduction of gation, and possessions of your subjects, the important island of Belleifle, by the fall enjoy the bleffing and the glory of conduct, intrepidity and perseverance of giving repose to Europe, of wholly attendyour majesty's land and naval forces : a ing to and promoting the virtue and hapconqueft, which after more than one fruit- piness of your people, and of cultivating less attempt in former times, seems to all the softer arts of peace. have been reserved by Divine Providence,

Signed by order of Court, to grace the auspicious beginning of your

JAMES Hodges. majesty's reign, and confirms our hopes of a long continuance of wise, steady, and To which address his Majesty was pleased successful measures.

to return this most gracious answer. A blow so humiliating to the pride and power of France, cannot but impress that I return you my hearty thanks for this haughty nation with a due sense of the fu- fresh mark of your affection to my person, periority of a patriot king, ruling over a and of your constant zeal for the lustre free, brave, and united people, and will, of my arms, and for the glory of my reign. we trust, convince them of the danger of Your repeated assurances of chearful and delaying to accept such terms of peace as steady support in the prosecution of this your majesty's equity, wisdom, and mode- neceffary war, are most highly pleasing to ration shall think fit to prescribe.

me, and cannot fail to promote the deliWhat therefore have we more to wish, rable object of peace, on just, honourable, but that your majesty may long, very and advantageous conditions. The city long, continue the guardian and protec- of London my always depend on my untor of the religious, civil, and commercial wearied endeavours, for the security and rights of Great-Britain, and her colonies; extention of their trade, navigation and and that your majesty's wisdom may ever commerce. be seconded by equally faithful, and spirited They were all received very gracicouncils; and your commands executed ouny, and had the honour to kiss his mawith no less ardour, emulation, and success. jesty's hand,

The Right Hon. Arthur Unflow's Answer, given in Writing to Sir Thomas Harrison, on bis

presenting bim with tbe Freedom of the City of London. “ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN!

don entertains of my sincere and dutiful “ I receive, with the truest sense of grati- endeavours to support, upon all proper oc

tude, this great mark of respect the city casions, the rights, privileges, and constiof London is pleased to thew towards me tutional independence of the commons of in their gift of the freedom, and which I Great Britain. can only impute to the high regard the ci- “I beg my Lord-Mayor, aldermen, and tizens of London bear to the house of the whole of the common-council, will accommons, and as a testimony of their cept my respectful and humbleft thanks up. esteem for those who faithfully perform on this occafion, and be assured of my contheir duty to the public there.

ftant and warmest wishes that this great “The expression of good will and kind- metropolis may ever flourith in all prospeness to me, which are used in conferringrity and a dignity that bethis honour upon me, however, little de- comes the metropolis of a great kingdom, ferving I may think myself of them, do in- and of which the city of London is fo condeed affect me extremely, as an argument fiderable and respectable a part," of the favourable opinion the city of Lon


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