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CHRONOLOGICAL
HISTORIAN;

OR A

RECORD

OF

PUBLIC EVENTS,

HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, LITERARY, DOMESTIC,

AND

MISCELLANEOUS ;

PRINCIPALLY ILLUSTRATIVE OF

THE

ECCLESIASTICAL, CIVIL, NAVAL, AND MILITARY

HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN

AND

ITS DEPENDENCIES,

FROM THE

INVASION OF JULIUS CESAR

TO THE

PRESENT TIME;

IN

TWO VOLUMES.

BY W. TOONE, Esq.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

MESSRS. LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN.

1826.

747.

THE

CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORIAN.

GEORGE II.

CONTINUED.

1748, Jan. 7. An express arrived from Falmouth with advice, that M. de la Bourdonaye, late commander in chief of the French king's ships in India, was seized the 4th instant, on board a Dutch ship, called the Statianse Friendship, captain Decker, bound from St. Eustatia to Holland, which put into Falmouth the 22d past, by contrary winds.

Jan. 11. Above 900 sailors, belonging to the Bedford, Sterling-Castle, and Chatham men of war, went to St. James's, and delivered several petitions to his Majesty, in behalf of themselves and their brother seamen, on account of prize money; which were graciously received by his Majesty; on which the sailors gave three cheers, and were ordered to come again the next Monday. The guards were ordered out of the Palace-yard to make room for the seamen, at which his Majesty expressed great satisfaction.

Jan. 26. His Majesty's pardon passed the great seal unto John Mackenzie, commonly called lord Mac Leod, eldest son of the late earl of Cromartie, of all treasons, misprison of treason by him committed and on or before December 24, 1747.

Feb. 6. The right honourable the earl of Chesterfield resigned into the King's hands the seals of office of one of his Majesty's principal secretaries of state.

Feb. 18. His Majesty went to the House of Peers, and gave the royal assent to an act for granting to his Majesty a subsidy of poundage (of 51. per cent.) on all dry

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goods and merchandizes, to be imported into this kingdom, and for raising a certain sum of money by annuities and a lottery, to be charged on the said subsidy; and an act to revive and make perpetual two acts of parliament, to prevent frivolous and vexatious arrests.

The duke of Bedford, was appointed one of his Majesty's principal secretaries of state.

Feb. 24. This morning the Duke of Cumberland accompanied by several officers of distinction, set out from his apartments at St. James's for Harwich, to embark for Flanders, and take the command of the army.

The Magnanimous, a French man of war, was taken by the Nottingham and Portland, two of admiral Hawke's squadron.

The duke of Cumberland arrived at the Hague on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Accounts were received from captain Pocock, the commanding officer of his Majesty's ships at Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, dated Jan, 12, that his Majesty's ships in those parts had taken about thirty sail of the convoy that sailed from France with the French men of war which Sir Edward Hawke fell in with; and that about ten more of that convoy had also been taken by the privateers of the said islands: that a French privateer had been taken by his Majesty's ship the Ludlow castle, and that five French privateers had also been taken by his Majesty's ship the Centaur.

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34 two frigates, taken Oct. 1745 24 two frigates, drove ashore Oct. 1745, in Hodierne bay, by the York, and lost, (force not mentioned.)

37 Bien Aimé

39 Grand Turk 89 Inverness

40 Lys

41 Centurion's prize 42 Deptford's prize 43 Pembroke's prize

44 Peregrina
45 Rupert's prize

46 Sapphire's prize

64 The Solebay also retaken, April

A LIST OF FRENCH EAST INDIA AND SOUTH SEA SHIPS TAKEN, &C. SINCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR.

FRENCH INDIA SHIPS TAKEN, &c.

4 Four East India ships taken, 1744, by commodore Barnet.

5 La Frigate d'Affaires, of 300 tons, taken by ditto.

6 An East India ship homeward bound, taken by the Leostoff, Aug. 1744.

9 Three China ships, Dauphin, Hercules, and Jason, by commodore Barnet, Aug. 1745.

10 a ship from Manilla, ditto. 11 St. Louis from Canton, ditto. 13 Charmante, an East India ship, and Heron, from Bengal, taken Aug. 1745, off Cape Breton.

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