Annual Register Volume 1782

Annual Register Volume 1782

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1783 edition. Excerpt: ...to_whom_ he was clerk, went to prove his hand-writing. 3. Capt. james proved an a reement with him to go toBoufogne for wines, at 15 guineas a trip. He also produced letters which he was to deliver to the commandant of the port, and a passport from Boulogne to Cherburgh. These contained intelligence of the sailing ofthe East and West India fleets, 'and of other important matters., He had little to say in his defence, but that what he had collected was no more than was daily to be gleaned from the public papers, and that his intelligence was directed to particular friends, who he knew would make no ill use of it, and that it rather led to deceive the enemy, and to mislead them, than to give any true in-_ formation, The judge and jury were, however, of-anqther opinion, and found him guilty.After he left Mr. Vowell, he went into partnership in the merchantile line, and had arrived to such high credit, as once to_ put up for member for Hindon. He afterwards procured a place in the Navy-office at Iffortsmouth, which proved his ruin. ss Advice was received at the admiralty of the safe arrival of the Leeward Island fleet under convoy of the Preston and Roebuck men of-war.-'. ridge was borne down by the flood.. Zth Letter: from Holland, 1 ' of this day's date, bringa melancholy account of the effects of the cold and _wet weather, conceived of a plentiful harvest all along the coasts of the Rhine. mst Commod. Hotham, with. ' eight sail of the line, and two frigates, failed from Portsmouth, as is supposed for the North Seas, to convoy home the' Baltie fleet. = This day Mr. Bosanquet was' chosen one of the directors of the East India Company, in the room of Mr. Gregory, who disqualified. This nighVs London Gazette, in an article from...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828585
  • 9781236828583