Group Title: Bahama gazette (1784)
Title: The Bahama gazette
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Title: The Bahama gazette
Uniform Title: Bahama gazette (1784)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Printed by John Wells
Place of Publication: Nassau
Publication Date: January 14, 1786
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
Issuing Body: Printed Nov. 5, 1799-Feb. 14, 1800 by the friends of John Wells for the benefit of his heirs; Feb. 18, 1800- by Joseph Eve.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 4 (Aug. 14-21, 1784).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 17, no. 1415 (Dec. 30, 1800-Jan. 1, 1801).
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'\ No. 77;




NASSAU: Printed by JouN WELLS, at the Printing Office on the B.ty.
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European Intelligence.

LONDO N, OcTosIa 1y.
r3'HR Emperor's dispute with the Dutch was
(imply about boundaries of dominion, and
the frecdem of navigation. The King of Pruofia'n
tdlpote is of a two-fold nmtnric, viz. about tft-
tUih Ihe boundaries ofdlominionr between hinfelf
and the Dutch, and the regulation of their inter-
nal policy or political coilintution; that is, to fix
Ihe boundaries of power, preroiative, and pri
vilree, between them and their Chief Magiflrate
Ibe Prince Sadtlholler. This nrikee at thle root
oftllcir eiflnce ae a free independent nation. If
bil Prflian Majefly interferesin fixing and r ftllill-
g the powers of the Stadthuldcr, And the limits
of obedience due to him fr-m the people, thln
frnm that moment they take ilinir couflitution
from him, and not from tliemfclves a a people
skginatirig for thrmfclvee, and vtling the enecu-
tine tpctrr of the laws in a part of thcmfclves ;
and e all kloow that the KiLg of Prunfla, in fra-
aiu a atCv gvrcmreinm t, or reniovatiing an old one,
will Iean to the lide ot d( fpiotic power. Belies,
the SlJtadlholer being efl.thlilied and mailtaiined
In thr exc c'r of lii pji er by the Kiln of Pi flad,
lfllt c)itt( qIoIiltly b:c nie hil crtattre, tiepcl i.
dtt on lion, anti fubjerc to the will of his c ta
toar; a (lat lotill) incti np.ilihb with the heasl if
i fcc .inI inld tpcli det tinatlin. Thcitcfre the
Dutchl I ve nIcl te to ico fldtr well the pIobabic
and coi.i ig.lit I vei s, ltfr Iro they once rntcr in
to .. lit :-. -: .,., riicf t. TlC inlo
Ire t .l 1 i;: ii tl w il'i a i r oIir .u,,,....
crin;n. h r it iith l Ci ul;ll, utioi, lie tachitly g!v a
tp it, i f vrelidgnt) anit ini iepcndinry.
Tit or MI. Piltt' Is 1, which o() i;re gcn-
te'm-s t. fwar i0 their ;a cq.,irrl 1,
lu]i0.!, is jinill tAlciulated to prtv:nt tfie u lhailp
'dllr;i t' at a way, flpr:nz iin inlM.t lie a'n-'ic
Sa ,bilmnii. The hi:l hns Flt Iomnie lome ol tie
Culator., both civi and mi'ia~ly. whto have 'e-
inZ l 1t! ir (mplu)mcnts fo rorienrefaine, hb-
caufc thec faw that ihecr ii.i(..; oIt I),
wrnli, ,fi ttits, lie takti acogtiance tf: Thet
Itti, tog( 'm'lr with inh Oppotitint, look upIon i
s1 a miginty prievapce, that a itan fl:ould be iiil
id, oi, I return from the lafl, to give an ac-
ao t flis fortminc. Evrry nmai who is Afaidl
that hi o,i haul d 6, ie maide r ,aifjl, will. lb
'i the virtill'll at d the good will be glad of having
hereby ant opp rtunity oiaPiproTving his ctn,'u'l tio
h. iltlltiltf a'1 to his ncoutlti .-ll melt iane been
iruiiv if cruelty and opprtelion, i it notljift and
nL'it li!e iait they rhotild be puninled in piupno -
tion to th it de:merits If they have acquired im.
mncrr Ili.nit'I, at the e.pmnce of oJmanllty a d
jiet cr. i, it n. t rlhn- Jblc tbh.t lhey Iloulil be
amornailr 'o the laws of thrir country Moft fTu
ndly inne ivill ever iaif any oljtdions agaiii
thi> r'net irl 11th. ill, hilt thufe to whom all law and
atidr arc grilcvlncre, an I whi, reprobate ever)
illilitt,1 vw ilch layl any restraint upon iniquitous
I ht Hoat:d of Conroult, on the late appoint-
merit ol Sir Arn.lilia;d Canivibtll to. the governcm-
ment of Madilas, pafted a vote an the Iadiltn fIa-
tare of th,.ir intentions with rlfpc(l to Faft India
afirn, and which is fuippoed to be dtBi5ned for
an hi:t to their fuccrefor, whenever thlp)11
fq it if cc, that they will not give their content to
a,y iiticer in a fupclior or govetning capacity.
eiotiiiuiang in India more than haIec or lour yearn
atlhe mont.
A rtvifion of Eaft-India mAt.ers w't be among
the carlicll topics after the mietitlg oParliamOent,
alid tllhen probably will be a repeat of thatpart of
Ihe anf ad, appoitnthrlt aw'r*it"tlll1tft'' power or
tiqiry into ail the fortirsnto made in tldia. ;
I he returns from India of the present year fr'
nrcerd, the eapedations of the molt faDngine po-
liticians in oriental concerns. i
I he river is as full of outward-bound (hips as
etr was known. The trade of tis country,

therefore, does net appear to have blackened lnce
our ffparation with America, not our Ihipping to
be decreafed up the Mediterranean I for firch is
the fpirit of commerce, and the indullry four
countrymen, that when (ine refource In trade
fails, another is foon found oat ; and nil the
coffee hot les near the Ch nre are aeain full of
advertilinients of Tellc3 failing, and no lefs than
near eighty dlips age at this vey lime ipat the
Jamaica Coffce-ltoufe, bonnd for that Ifland.
Sir Andrew Snape Hammond is talked of to
succeed Sir Richarto Hnhes in the naval conm-
In.nd oni the Leeward l and flat on; to go cut
In March tneat.
Lord Mantr held's property, rer.rging in one
total hisn mortgage in Englnd and Irrlaidm the
Ciate in Middlefxn, &c. in computed at'Col.
Dr. Andcrfon, in his report of faM rela'mig to
the flheries, han clearly evinced the important
atrtiantages that may refult to the nation, if
Government fhotlil adopt his plan. The northern
part oif our Inaind iha been long negledled, and
every well-wifiter In his country would rejoice to
Ice commenrce- flourilhing amoig a rave people,
who have hitlierto been dilingfinled for thtei
poverly and dependence.
It is withl piafure we hear that the plan for
CitIiiig ont a trade with the natives of King
Gcoge't Soutid on the north well cinaf of Ameri-
ca, i likely to be attended will the happicfe effclis
t.o this country, as the scheme of tlif. trult pa
ttiitic advtnluinrs is not co-.nond tio that'coan
(hily, hut extended to the land ot Japan, the
It ad t of which at present the Eng!ifh a.e totalbl-
caccl (antd buth tlit'turld lhin part of the plan fiic-
i npoi rpeiition have lu t.reone on thr
ca, ncs adapted for Japanree traflc) it will be 0o
,n e cot lrquclce to this ne lion tn n ny coming r-
a e Ilifm hn nIi row trail g.
4 jn hLr In/lant of Priarl MAfa animitf.
-Whelc Quo.u Mar.a Therefi. mother of the
p efcitt Enipitir, wnsihbliged tothrow herrelfin-
to ithe arms of thiffe Hungirians for protection,
hlo hadl been treated with fnch feTcrity y heer
father and anctclorm, (he appeared before the
States, holding her child (the pittent Emperor) in
her arns, and addreflltg them in elegant Latin.
fr d--" Abandoned by my friends, perfecuted by
iy enmile, and attacked by my neareft vela-
tiont, I have ao other inource hut in your fideli.
ty-in your valour, and in my own resolution. I
thrrc F,ic deliver into your hlanils Ih-daughterand
ion if your Kingo, who place safety in you."
Ihtie whole Englibh nation at thattime became
animated in her favor, and Sarah, Dnchtfs
Dowager of Marlboroughl, lit a fitt'fcription on
foot ill England, and railed an hutndrcd tlioHshnd
polindl for the unfuntuniate Qgcen,-who, howr-
ve, in the midflt of her ditrclit, rrfiildl it. '5 I
cannot accept of anr.y money (faid fIt) from En-
glasnl, but what may be given by the Nation
flitmhlrd in Parliament "
It the new Emperor has sny of that greatnchf of
foul which his mother pofl'lEfed, he will now Rland
fulrth the champion for human nature in general,
and endeavotir to refter peace to the whole
world; for the whole world is, or Ihortly will he
a fcrne of blood And yet, fad refllction, atmoft
all the Weftcm wrMd call themitlvel Chriftiam !
a'" waeedt of Camrat LE-.T)hl1 brave but ec-
centric commander, had NfOh little,regard to the
ufual laws of politenafs and civility, that he always
fpoke his opinion without regarding the offence or
pain it might excite. Being one night at New-
York, drinking with a Scotch officer, when he
began to be mellow with the wine, he told him
that he had one fault, which he begged him to
overlook, which wan to abifi the Scotch when he
was in liqinor. In truth, replied the Caledonian, I
hall readily forgive your ftolt, if you will alfo
overlook mine I it it, that if I hear a perfon im-
pert:unntly abufing Scotland and Scotchmen,
whether I am drunk or fober, I cannot refraIn
laying my (ick foundly over his Ihouldere. Now
I wilf readily pardon that ofEncc, if you will put

up with mine. This feafonable hint made the
General very civil for the reft of lhe evening.
A report is now evrry current at Parle, that it
is in the contemplation ofthe French Government
to relinquish the Iland rof ro lica, it being fonnd
a very unprofitable pofnifton, in confequence of
the inveterate and unconquerable enmily of the
naliver towards the French inliabitants, who be-
fidler hiing unable to keep them in fubordination
are carried off in great numbers by the unbcalthi-
neti of the climate.
The cimpronoife between the Emperor and the
Dntch feems to be a temporary expedient,
hereby a frunmdati n will he laid o for fuic hof-
tilties, which probably will ctrminate in the an-
nihilation of the Republic.
That a ilifapreemret, threatening to be pro-
luqolve of feiioni confequences, did a ihort time
fitllifi between onr Court d ha and that o ce,
will not admit of a moment' doubt; for the faCt
isevliently proved, hy lhe failing of the guard-
fl:pl olut of hanhsur : But the fperdy recall of
ithlofe lips ina palpable ind:cation of the continu-
ance of peace. It is with pleaflnre we announce
that all calfe rof lifpnte is removed, and tlt the
Minifterl of both conntri, Are now buRly occu-
pied in framing fuch a commercial treaty aI fall
operate tn the reciprocal benefi of their revenues
anld commerce.
The Clerrg nf Prance take a lively in'rrecn in
the rafair iif the cardinal de Rohan. They re-
alime, wilh refpetful firmnefs, the privileges of
the Epircopal body. His Mliehy has riven the
following ant'ert tothe rtprefentation which he
war pleaded gracioufly to receive on the alth of
t t fhial attendto the Memoir which the aIermn.
plcafed wllh llc -. ... .rt --lrne to I"--...n-
The Clerpy of my kingdom m.iy arlpelon mm
protelion and care, to preferve inviolate the
pitii!egcs which my predecifforn have granted to
Avarice, the charadteriic weaknefc of lhe
Dutch, has bhrnaight on all their d'ltrefles. From
pi inciples of avarice ihey Ai furnilited America
with arms, and other articles of war; from ava-
rice they loR two millions at Elunatia ; frim ava-
rice they formed a Frnch alliance, that ha, nearly
deflroyed the conflitution of their coon'ry by in-
ternal divilfon; and now we find them lipulating
tIn pay ten millions of lorins in cunfequence of
the fame principle.
Ifthis simple qirielion wan put to the American
Rcfident--" What Pov ers, ir. can you have to
conaclde even the moft trivial agreement ont
the part of the United states when vol mult
he confcious of the inability of your Congrefl
to bind any one of thofe States ?"-H. oduld nod
a.fsa r i-i-He known that the laft American prints
were illed with petitions from private bodies of
merchants to Ihelt refpalive Staten, intreiting
them to grant CongrefT a power of regulating
matters of commerce.-Doen not this prove that
Congreft has no fuch power at present ?-It would
be a farcafm on our Minitry, much feverer than
any their opponent have dared to hint, to afurfe
even for a moment, that they can fileta to propo-
fition* of any kind, from an g -nt fo perfc ly un-
provided with powers to treat. Let it iot be an-
fwered, that he will have ample powers ranted
him, when Congrefis (hall be provided with the
faculty of regulating fuch matter. Let him not
then be treated as In Ambafladur until hhi em-
n!oyera are enabled to grant him powers becom-
ing fuck a Alllon Let him live here as a per-oa
man I hll own abillties and refpefable chara&er
woOld nnlire him a hoflftable reception; but,
unfortnite u Great-Brltain has been In the late
war, (he does not certainly delerve the Infuit of
rcceivir g flach an Atsafadar.
The minifterlal Irlnit are brfingig on with
great celerity a commercial treaty between thin
country and the UniltedStates of Ameria -We
"belie-e the bell treaty we cold make with them
would be to trikc out a mode for thie to co

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