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0 / 75
Sir Jofeph Yorke,:at the Hague, witJLfome Intelli
gence, which was immediately fent to his Majefty at
the Queen V Pallace. . -,
A Gentleman of Diftinetion has obtained a Grant
cf working the Royal Minta in the Province of
Newfoundland, on Condition of paying a Part of
the Produce to the Grown, ; ' :
N K W B E R,K; May
J5W, wf iwitf the following 'very important Intel--
T N E W.-P OR TV April :f
By a Gentleman fiomCambrtdge we are inform
ed, that 'between 11 and 1 sr o'Clock on Tuefday
Evening laft, V Detachment, confifting of the Ore
nadiers and light Infantry, amounting .to 1000 or
1500 Menv as is reported, embarked from Bolton in
the long, Boats belonging to the Ships of War and
tafled Charles River from the weftern Part of Bofton,
landed in Cambridge, . and immediately proceeded '
towards Concord through Minotamy and Lixington,
at which Place lalV mentioned, they arrived before
. Snn fet, and ;foufid;i66 Provincials under Arms-
The 'commanding Olftcer of the, advanced. Guards
" add tiffed 1 1 te m TnlKfm 5 ft ab li five eTmscal ling'
thvro damned Hecis &c. demanded of them what
, Bufinefs they Sad thqre $ arid upon being ahfw'cre'd
th';y were exercifing, commanded them tocUfpeffe,.
threatening tqli re upon them if they refufed. The
on ' aforefaid, then : in y Court, : except dmtjfiki ,
exprefslys,refufed to qualify to the fame, being all
of Opinion that fuch Qualification would be a das
tardly Condefcention which would for ever have dif
graced thenv: : ; v.-. . ':'';!'--. '-r
Defired that MrrDavii print thejabove is fpeei
dilv as pofflble. , y-; T:
N. B. ThTFurtherProceedrngr ofthTDay to :
be in our next. . .. ,: "a ..,.'';.
bail to the chairman of a committee appointed by
the mob, without whofc pafs no man can travel that
country. , . - . ' .
1 Apr 1 l , 13, . -
The following is the SubJIanxi- of Lor J Chatham''
fropofed Bill to he brought into Parliament, iniituU
gUA-rrovxiionai aror lettung tne 1 rouoiea
S I Re
in America and afferting the fupreme legillative - ?
.Authority and fuperintending Power ol Great- ' "
TrBritaivover ths Colonies;" .1- 1 " '
Pleafe to give a Place in yoor 'Gazette to the foM
.lowing Lines, and -yoo will oblige year cpnltant
Reader..., 2 , ; : '. .- '-J"
T his Seat, in this County, died, on'the 20th
Inft. a m w 1 iTSm it H77Efhhodr1iisi''
moral and locial Virtues was univerlally and deferv
edly lamented. His Remains were attended by a
confiderable Number of refpcttable Perfons,' and on
Friday was interred, as being a Colonel, with mili
tary Honours. The Lofs of fo ' ufeful a Member of 7
Society will be very great 1 He was the kind Huf- "
band, the' loving Father, and 1 the fin cere Friend.
In all the public Chara&ers that he. was in, he aced
, with Honour and : JuRicc, which" made his Funeral
a Scene of fincere Sorrow and Mourning. ;
: N E W - Y0 R K March 2 3 ,
On Monday afternoon expreiTes a; rived in town
; from the county of Cumberland," in, this provioct, .
( who bring accounts from thence of a very ejctraor
Caotain of the Provincials not irnmcdiatciy com- J dinary and alarming nature. -On Monday after-
the advanced Guard
two Fires upon 1 i
them, killed two or three, and wounded fix, whr
died the fame Da of their Wounds, upon which
""tbdirledr-'.-.Tv"-'' CT'; '
. The ReiofarsTmarchedbnto .CojoH where :
the Trunnions of a Cannon or two, demolimed one
' or two Gun Carriages, and moft heroically cut down
the Liberty Pole, which was erettedat that Place.
.By this Time a Number of Provincials had colled '
ed, upon which the Detachment began to retreat.?
Exafperated to the higheft Degree by the daftardty;
mercile(sMa(Tacre of: "their" Brethren at Lixington,
they purfued, and fired upon the Regulars in their
- - Retreat. EaH Piercy, at the Head of a Reinforce
ment of 1000 Men, with two Field-Pieces, met the
firfl Detachment at Lixington, r. and fupported their
Retreat. , The Provincials Hill collefting, took to
the Fields, and from th? nc5.to.the 5idc of ihe Hills
galled the Regulars fsveje,ly oh their Retreat,- and
did not quit the Purfuit till they reached Charles-
.-town,-when the Regulars encamped upon what, is
. called Eunkers Hill, in the Afternoon of the fame "
Day. , By Order of General Gage a Proclamation
was read to the Inhabitants of that Town, purport
ingthat he would lay that Town in Ames if they
' cbftrufted the King's Troops in their Piffage. ' The
f'-r;'" ton. The Number killed. and wounded on both
j- " Sides was, not afcertaincd when the Perlon who
' brought this Account left Cambridge. A young
I jGentleman, who came out in tfie 2d Detachment,
; - and, who was taken Prifoher,' faid, the Regular loll
'. 1 about 200, and'the Provincials 40. A Number of
1 Provincials ftrrounded 13 Men, who guarded two
Waggons, and took them Prifoners. On Thurfday
i- - Evening, Five Thou land Provincials were aficmbled
1 '. .at Cambridge, a large Party at Roxbury, and a
j large Body at Mvftick.
i- Since the Arrival of this Account, we hear for
tain are alTerted in the verr Words of the
Declaratory At;, only that the Words in all Cafes
wbafoever, zri omitted, and in their Stead the -:
following inferted In ill Matters touching the gene
ral Weal of the -iJuhoU Dominion of the Imperial Cronun
of Great-Britain, and beyond the Competency of the 1
local Representative of a Diftricl Colony," el'peciall
for the Regulation of Navigation and Trade, and '
. keeping a Uanding Armyj or fuch regular Forces in
-any of the CoIbmeOTlme oFiyelce, &c.as his -'
Majeity may think proper, without Confent of anyr
Aflemblies of the faid Colonies : s-Nevertheleff
that the Colonies fliall not be liable to any. Tallage,'
Tax, or other Charge for his Majefty' Revenue,
without the Confent and Aft of their refpeclive .
, t That it fhall be lawful for the Delegates from the
refpeftive Pi-ovinces to meet jn General Congrefs
at Philadelphia on the ioth of May next, in order
. to-take into Confideration, and make due Recog
nition of the fupreme legillative Authority, and lu-
Court, leverai riotous and djfjrderly perfons, to
the number of between 80 zndji affembled at
the court-houfe, ! of . which they took" pc&ffion,.
"wUh JftaVowedZintent jof
i being held the next" d ayrm irtf bt tire nf h Id " if fifi 17
an d thofe who were unp rovided, f or were colicti n g .1
both arms andjamunition with all pofiir?5 difpatch. .
Many of the magiilrates having come to town, it
was thought advifable that the (hfcrift fhootd niake
. the ufo4i proclamation againft ; riotous aflt mblies,
and demand the pofieiriob of the' court-houfc and
gaol, which being refuted feveral times, about
nine o'clock at night a party affeinbled, in order
to difperfe the rioters:. Thefc preceded' with the
fheriff, and fome .magillrates to the court-houfe,
here proclamation was agaihmade by the fiierifF,
for the rioters to difperfe, and fundry attempts
wereiaJetQ get jnwithojiLj)fingre.arms i V-butl.
mis proving meuciuai, inrec guns were nrca over
the door, in hopes the rioters would, be intimidated,-
and' retire but to determined were they in
their undertaking, that the fire was immediately
returned from the , court.houfe, by which one 'of
the magi Urates was flightly wounded, and another
perfon Ihor through his clothes. The mapiltrates-
fecing the imminent 'danger they were in, : exerted
imreivci fo weirtnat tney lorced the fidnt door,
and after a very fmart engagement, wherein one of .
the rioters !was7kllted7iand, many perfons on both
fides wounded, proper meafurcs were taken to. pre
fer ve the peace for that night.
The next morning all was tumult and diforder;
the judges, however, opened the court at the ufual
hour, and adjourned till three o'clock in the -afternoon
; but by mis time the body of rioters, begin-
mm mm k ' r mm
ntng to aiicmble in large parfier, from Mew-rlamp
(hire and places adiacent. and particularly from
Bennington, in the neighbouring county of Alba-
. ' L.i;i " ; ' - 1 . L' t. "
qy, wun an nnmic appearance, ana inc court iurc-
certainJthaithe-.Soldiersoa-their-Retreat. enteicdl.fceiog-nap.-obibility-of-being. able to-pnceed to
two or three Houfes. and mod barbarouflr . butcher
ed feveral very old and fick People.
ExtraQ of a CtHer. from Pr evidence, April iz
t Tk! Mniiif nr hivr i vrrv rrtain Arm ant.
that at 10 o'Clock 3000 Men afXembled at Mai fit-
, field, and cut off all Communication between that
Town (in which the Kingi Troops are) and the
Water; and prevented then getting on . Board th;
Cutter, difpatched from Bofton, to take them cff.
"One Man was killed that was'in the. Out-guards of
the Provincials. Lail Evening a Very great Light
was feen by fevetal Gentlemen, who were riding in
the Night, that appeared to be in or oear Mar(h
field, fo that it is conjeftured here that either the
King' Troops, or the Provincials, had fet Fire to
that Town. We hare likewife further Accoony,
and it may be depended upon, that General Gage
has (hut up all kind of Communication with Bolton,
. uo Perfon- fofiVed to go in or come out, fo that our
Friends in that Town are in the utmoft Diftrefs."
Ktwpert, Saturday, lb o'Clock.
,s The within is a Copy of a Lrtrer, and by an
Exprefs that arrived in Town this Evening from
Providence. As It came from a Gcntlctnan of Cre-
. ;3it, the Fads therein contained may be relied on as
. fuch. ,
At an Inferior Court of Pleat and garter Sejions held
for the County ef Pitt, April Term, 1775.
P- R E S E.N T,
. John Hardy, George Mey, Dempfty Grimes, Willi
an Robinfan, IVtUiam Bryant, Benjamin Bowers,
Zdmund Williams, John Williams, and John Tyfon.
ANEW Commiflion of the Peace was produced
and read in Court, whereby it appeared that
feveral of the moft refpe&able Gentlemen in the
County aforefaid, whp were in the former Commif
on, were defigncdly omitted j for which Reafon
everv Gentleman Aonnnatcd in the new Commit.
bufinefs. adi turned to next, term. The body of
rioters, which Coon amconted to upwards of five
hundred, furrounded the coutl houfe, took the
judges,. the judices," the flieriff, the xlcrk, : ahd as
many more of their friends 'as they could find, into
clofe cuftod, and fent pirties out vfco are daily
- returning with more prifoners ;" the roads and pal- .
fes were guarded with armed men," who indifenmi
nately laid hold 'of alt paiTcngers again It whom
. any of the party intimated the lealt fafpicion, and
the mob fti mutated by thtir leaders to the utraoft
fury and. revenge, breathed nothing but blood and
flaoghter , againft the unfrrtunate'perfona in their
power; the only thing whidrfuTp
"WPaiftefcTceo'pTiuos a. to thTmanner of
deftroyiog them, and Iwmthe violence and inhu
manity of the difpofition apparent in the rioters, it
- is prcatly to be feared thatJbme of, the worthy men
in confinement will fall a fc.ificc to the brutal
. furv of a band of ruffians, before any timely aid -
can be brought to their afiSIUnce; ,
March 33. An exprefs, lalt night arrived, brings
an account that the inhabitants of Cumberland ,
county are in the utmoll cenfufion and ditlrefs, and
that one of the judges, two magiltraiesy the IherilT,
the clerk, and four other perfons (whofe lives'were
providentially faved from the fury of the rioters by
the timely tnterpofition of a ftrong party of men
from New Himplhire) have been committed to the
gaol of the county of Hampshire, in the province of
the Maffachufctts Bay, efcorted by an armed party
of the rioters that all the Magnates' in Cumber
land, except two, ara exprefsly ordered by the riot
ers to ceafe the further execution of their offices, and
thefe two ire permitted by the mob to aft in crimi
nal cafes only, for the Purpofe of figning warrants
for the commitment offucb perfons as they (hall
bring before them and that there were 7 perfons,
whom' the mob had imprint!, let out on giving
: T ' -f 1 -' 7 -T"T rT T " 7 T
, Voiomes, as atoreiaia -i nat the uonereis be re-
squired, (over and above the ufual Charge for Sup
port of civil Gbvernment in the refpeftive Colonies)
;to rnake a per- - -
' liament, towards the Difcharge of the national
Debt. No Doubt being had but the juft free Aid ;
will, be in fuch honourable Proportion as may feera
me and becoming Irom great and flourilhing Co
lonies, toward a Parent States, labouring under the , ,
heavielt Burdens. ' ' .
' Thatrafrcr the Delegates"t
grcfi are fufficiently authorized by their , Conltitu
ents, to fettle and levy the refpecYive Quotas of
each Colony, for railing the propbfed Revenue,
-that iii order'tff authorize and malct their Proceed -ings
legal, it (hall be an indifpenfible Condition;
jbatjy duly recognize the fupreme; legiflative .
Authority and fuperintending Power of the Parlia
ment of Great-Britain over the Colonies as afore
faid That this free Grant of the Colonies to tho.
Crown j is not to be underflood as a Condition of
Redrcfs, but as a juft Teftimohy of Affedlion.
For Maternal TiNDtiwiss l-.-That from the
fime of palling this Provincial AGt of Parliament,
the Powers of Admiralty and Vice Admiralty Court!
in America, wall be rellrained wlthinthttr ancient
Limits j the; Trial by Jury in civil Cafes relldred,
that in capital Cafes, no American SubjecVfhall
be indited or tried, except in the Place were the
Faft was committed and by a Jury of his Peers of
the Vicinage that the three Bofton and the Que
bec Bills, the Aft relating to the quartering of
Soldiers, and fuch Parts of feveral other Afts at
were thought to be grievous, fhall be, and are here
by fufp ended, and to have no EfFeft or Execution
from the iJate of this Ad ; and from and after the
due Recognition of the fupreme legillative Autho
rity and fuperintending Power of the Parliament
ver.the-Colonies,-then to be finally-repealed and
annulled. . ' .
That the Judges in Courts of Laws in the Colo
nics of America, be appointed with Salaries from
the Crown, , and to hold their Places, as in Eng-
a m mm, m W
land, during good liebavtour.
That the American Colonies are jufily entitled .
to the Privileges,' Franchifes and Immunities,; ,
granted by( their feveral Charters and Confiitutions,
and that thisi ought not to be invaded or refum
ed, unlefs for Mifuler or fome other lega Ground of
" So (hall true Reconcilement avert-impeoding
Calamities, ahd this moft folemn national Accord
eiween G reat-Britain 4t n4-hr-Colon ies -ftand i
everlalling Monnment of Clemency and Magnanimity
in the benignant Father of his People, of If'idont and
Moderation in this great Nation, famed for Humani
ty as for Valour, and of Fidelity and grateful Af-
fcclion, from brave and loyal Colonies to their
Parent Kingdom, which will ever protect and .
cheriih them." '
- We hear from Flulhing, Long-Ifiand, that oa
the 4th Inft. at an annual Town Meeting, was
chofen, with only one diffenting Voice, a Deputy,
to meet the Deputies from the other Towns and
Counties, to form a Provincial Congrefs, on the
We hive Reafon to celieve that moft cf the
Townlhips, Precincts and Counties, in this Pro
vince, have. Already elected their respective Depu
ties to meet here on the 20th Inftant in Provincial
Congrefs. We have already received Accounts of '
the Elections in many Places (which Want of
Room prevents our mentioning particularly) a
mong tefe are the whole Counties of Suffolk, O-ringe,-
Ulfter and Weft.Chc&er. , In the laft of
thefe Counties, it was confidently averted no De
puties would be fent -but we bear, there wasa
Majority f:r the Meafuxe of near hvc to cue.
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