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: March 11, 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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Volume ID: VID00152
Source Institution: University of Florida
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No. 85.




NAssAU: Printed by JOHN WELLS, at the Printing Office on the BAT.



MADRI D, NovTeI ta i.
L ETTERS from Carthagena in South-Anmerica,
j givs an account of an earthquake, which was felt
in rhe city of Santa-Fe on the sthl of July lalt, at eight
o'clock in the morning. Two churches were entirely
delcrnyrd, and many public awl private buildings
greatly damaged. 'he hock was felt in the nciglbour-
ng towns and village% of Yugativa, Cazica, and others,
where the churches have alfu been left in ruin. Fortu-
inrtely the number of lives lo(t appear to have hern limall.
I n .ata-l c the perfons killed amounted only to f.urtten.
Tlie Archbifhop, who is likewiCe Vicerey ol .Sanra-
Fr. has i-dc over the whole revenues of his dsocrefe I r
the r .er of the fulfcrcer, and Iha received on thl; oc-
c :..,, tha I.ik of hii Carhlic Majefy. with liberty
to t w runrl le Royal'lreafury what fulther alitianim
lie i ay jca niceflary.
l.cno \, Novcnrlibr at. Intelligence arrived on
Saturtd y .'. Ic iha, biol:ght over-land, lfay, a battle
had been I uglt in the bMylyhr: country, between Ilip-
aoo Satl a:nd the .tt.l; ii, \ which the latter were
oinmpletely v ri s, c, mitlling l ippoo to Ily, t,
fav !I at c r luilt1. a i re t iaul lcb r of ment.
killed, couin ril, a :ld icird a tI i l. r, trgerflh wirh
hil siti,. y, c. np (ci.. pa,'e c. l s. o vIlory is in-
p rr ti 1 1 i t' I t .., bec.'r I I Ioi i, lie ally o t 'rant i',
and .hi. caIiI ic.'o l la r ,I. ir r, hltwcen hln arncI
the Niat r.', s, w 11 cv. :tua y i.iO'1uI 1C r.ln e and
E.n '-: J'. pcrhp, airl a y of auit aeriea, to
fil1 i Pr ther ri fei c c, .i I I,.s was tri. cute wi.rli
tLc war o11 i- ., under iGtc erl J.a rc nce aLil CLolouil
( s w..r 1 .rd) c'lv ; l at war was at lai t between
lth i ri' y pI c.n. bLu it ni.Cedc ii a uw r beliute
Ica' I a. o I o h ll .
E, ."i l r trIct hoIic I c fli-, Novec-ber 15.
.\:.r tlhe lign at ure i o iI te ili initivc r-ay be-
tw'ri hi Ri public and Frahce, chichi tiik p.-e at
J. ,tro o.u n ,i the 9th, at tn o'c ek at night, tho
Trrry df A Iarl icrween their I all fIgtitln til-
an, thel K.: g of France was alfo lipnrd n tIhe loth, Iby
w hv i h I,..c i i 1 ilthe ir lo f gi l tig l ties Iuth I
ati i.ur i .f Liii I, e. are guall tcs d by lhe i rncih r nI.
si.rclh I h i I ary oci ta..s tiftrcn or fixtel n artilih ,
int "li c I r .1 iii' 1 g i ci r thi ng frpuilated, that cll
ral'e his Rip i.ll. i artack.-d, Fai..ce is t.otornili theiri
vi h ['), H meni anI I an 2 cav..!r), togethti
S .I, 1 fiour tfli f ,r ild :lirce lrit:e. n; and in tolch '
I r farrcii is .>t. d this, R oil.,c ie to furnihil all th
fo cto h- Kr i, wdic hIl ty f.r their ingh Mlight-
atil-. to ih.'Iuc teeir ili, i hme in kinder oit nioney.
1l iireporttd to e l. te lfuillancr of thie tinaly whlh
w, brou lt frI l Pl'driSnl t acl pliar yllac e ia r. ill nt l
ar I ill 111e f, nt cls al aytor to- iurtrow to the Provniiyo
to re ,a' i t "
l.i'te'a t-0(;neral R.insfT th, the newly appointed
Gov o t..i. Ir. cri, ill le out for that garrdion
ine- : ') a>ltr Chr rin.ta. G iecral Lil.t wtlt, in-
tn d ,:ly afcl In ai: ival. f't off rct elly for .ii.giand,
wh' ai h- may be el1c iprtd about Miay, a he Is to vilit
M l lIrl -nd Paris on hs rout h.oe.
N rociel)or .. T'he Prnie. hrecei Auguflui, Au-
gui t F oderick, hd Adull'hus Frederick, thliir Ma-
)jir es hlree yo unycil frni, arc all under a couple of
tuitnin f r public life; Prince Ernefl and hi, younger
lothlr i ma thirty election to the a, following
the example oif Pi nce William Hlenry, now comman-
der f t le Ilelhe frigate at 'orlfinuouith; while Prince
An r'tI. i a ch,.tl', in preferec-cc the land service, to
v i ih Le wtill st. howec r, be introduce d till he was
landl, 1 he age of fittece years; hIe i* now only on his
t' .1 te tiih year. Prince Ernell etcii(cs the navy next
f(pi g. he hving entered his fifteenth year. Prime
A,.,,l hmo, whoh a unly is his twelfth yrar ham tw..
years more to complete his fludics- For theo forwarding
of bheir knowledge in tea affairs a much asjoffible iti
the y., two very elegant model%, one a firf rate man
ot ar and the other a frigate, completely rigged and
ciqu',lpcd, have been profented them; the firit of which
it a n, I iicniout piece of workmanship, being con-
triol, fit r opct on one fide, as to Ihew all the inner
apar irnit- from the qritler deck to the hold.
'I he price of gold in France, particularly that whichis
coinrd, being to filvcr as 5 to 15. there is a queflion of
iving to louse d'ors a lef in.rinlii value than they now
bear, I y the eight and quality of the metal that is to
ccmiofc then, the louin d ors fill to efprcfent four fis
livre piect or 24 livrce Tournuis. A declaration of
the Soereign, which is to oe registered in a few days
at the Mint, cnaad that all thoer who have louis d'ogr

in their pofellinn, hall he obliged to brig thim to the
cEchange officer and thlre to receive an livrc2efor caII;
the fubjcdil will rgin ther-by, but the new louis d'ur
will be inifllr and the gold lefs pure ; m t-Jth is to he
taken from each, 4 louln donr will, *hen new coined,
mike five. 1 his fplyculatr~v precaution, which owe
i; origin to M. de Calonne, will brirg back much gold
tu France, and Leep the goldlm.ths from melting louis
in their crc ible, to fabricate jewels, &c.
On the zath illant died at Orton, in Weflmereland,
the Rev. Richard Burn, .L. L. Chancellor of the
llo, efe no C.i.-ilc, author of the juflicc of the Peace
and EccIf.lii.i l Law.
'lihroull :l.e whole of his life, the late Richard
riverr iF ;I ..vas hy allgood men Ietvred, by the wife
clleci.cll, by ihe gritrt fo(ntinet c:,reffed and even
flattel el, i 1 ni ew Ii ','eqth i fiiic-rc'y mIrlnted by
a., ,hi had rh i hanpill* to entlc'nll I r the integrity
,flcl chara, er. M!r. (Ilivtr, f,,r ula.irdl of to year-
paP, trough every vrilfitudc of fortune, cliilired the
moLt tirclu;ary firplicity of manners; having early
attained that perlit equainimity, which philocplhy
often recommends in the clofct, but which in rxpr-
ri'nec i t,> I eldoim exircifrd by other men in the tiff
if tri.l. In Mr. Glover were ulicrtd a wide compare. if
accutatc ii.foroiation in a3l mercantile co:c.ierns, w, hi
high intrclfccal powers of rind, joined to a copious
ilw of, ', rice .is an orator in thle -ioule I f Corn-
Io"u. .,i iilrinli he wit f.c..iJto nori olf nir I i-
glil r e:,, in hie l rimniiiiatinf dollicLoun zci.qn ir.ic' e
w.itl *II r :ent al w tll aB s litirature; wir.t Ils
lhis I ,conMa. Medea, H.iX.IcCa, a'.l Ion,!u., for, a-
vinp lorit' his ion ctcar enter in"ii the lheft in dc l of
the Cire': umter, lie hved .1a i he had 1brn bril a
itilcipl' ..f rate r ton 'iini nII of Arullide. I I1 ,.
hl, p. iil t i n ot tmiil, :nrc h:I iiiw.. 'ed al. tiu t
a.u n I r al lfor h rig, hr aid i l ii. rtics if hli cenl-
cyr)-hlnci In lihearetlet clt.harilon whenni v he h dl to
airt th- ini ioni defign of tyrtantr i ai'i:ent time,
oi flr.iard, or in intidcri, difoated in licir ire!irius;
p.;r fre to i0r ripate liberty, or to trample on the uria-
lI :.a' lr rightr-il man,how lever reniotl in tini or flacc
irom hi in mi lite prefrn'e. In i f-w "i.ii, fIr the
ecMenof I... various rudition, lor hi- iuinalloyd pa.
triotlrm and for his daily ecrcife and infant pradlcc
o Xr, phnilo' philofophy, in his private as well as in
puli. ii e, hM. 1 (lover his left noin hi burial in the
ly. ali fne line it i.* fered nimy Ilap fr blo-e fach
icni l.r citv nii Ihall arife Nith rloql rc.c, ith cha-
rati.r .ond vnth poetry, like hi., tn a, re their riahis,
or to vindicate with equal powers the jut claims of
horn rien. Sltlice thi' t liniony at present, as the
weil earned mced of this truly virtuiou man, wbole
'i1 i waI cai frl'iv marked, aoii nlarrlrowy watched
by writer of the intregnioi hall tkerch. for hist a-
triaol iiury qtii tn;te (uritng ite Ii ig peri d in huinr-
Il.tI' i up iirl of 4 yela ; aild ilnw i rs ta" rotiAcoflly
ffrre.l .l, a vdluitary tI hUot, tnof 'li r I ail ;ni ur-
hlile-d ; bl: a iait ilrrar' jifly due to the mroinry of
fo, rchli t a Poit, .tattl:nn, and truck Philofi, her,
in lit and death the lane.
As thle late Sir Jamic Wright prelidrd in the pro-
vin-e of Georgia two and t1 cnty yeart, with diltlin
guifi.ed ability and integrity, it leems to lie a tribute
jcfliy uc to his ntemiory, to give tlis public teftimory
of fit merit as a faithful ervant of tir King and
country.-Before the th con actions in Anierica, his
example of industry anid fill in the cultivation and im-
provencmnt of Georgla was of eminer.t advantage, and
his faithful discharge of his s acutive and judicial cowm-
illtion wis univerfally acknowledged by the people
over whom he presided, @one of hio decrees as Chan-
cellor having ever beenC reverfcd.-Under all the diiii.
culties which attended the latter period of his Govern-
nient, his fpitited condud in defence of that province
was fing.ilarly ianife .-Hlis loft is deeply felt and
fincerely lamented by his family and friends, as w\ell as
by hisuntfostunate fellow fi tferer. Irem America, w haoe
caulc he moft afliliuoufly laboured to fipport and if li-
cit ; and the luacefi which acter.deil his adive it i.ns
in their behalf, afforded him real comfort, under li* lan-
guilhingftate of health, for fomen time before hi de. rf .
November S9. By a proclamation in Saturday's (Ga-
zette, the Parliament which was appointed to inct on
Thursday, the ift of December, is farther prorogued to
'lTufday the s4th of January.
November jo. Thegrand objed which at present
attraaes the attention of general politicians, is the agi-
tation of the German Empire; an objea of great alarm
to all Europe, as well as of concern to the panics in-
terefted in ts iffue and final fettlement. From the begin-
ning of the world to the prefcat time, fone Empi re or

Empiret have been gradually firetching over thr neigh-
bouring nations, and fwallofing up the hbortiic oL
mankind. Improvement in war, in polity, and we
may add in political and financial calculating, have
taught tie great powers on the Continent of kutope a
Icfron which may be pra&ifd to the endangering, if
not tothe fubvrflion of the independence of the nations.
To divide the fpsll of fome weaker ftate, to reap the
fruititwitout incurring the miferice and dangers of war,
is the policy of France, Auftria, and Ri.lia. The
Emprelf p'ufues one projed of agprandiemennt, the
Emperor a fccond, the French Kiug a third; and
concert is fornmid for mutual connivance, if not aid and
co if trtion. The Empref support his Imlcn-al Mhi
jefty in his clains to the Eleerate of Bavaria; his
Imperial Majefry lupporit the Emprefe in her encroach-
ments on the Tl'rkilh Empire; and the Court of Ver-
failles encourages an exchange of Bavaria for the Ne-
therlands, that the fineft and rihelt territory in Europe
being cut ofl from the powerful proteUiorn of the Au-
flrians, may at llt fiwell the grandeur nl the Houfe of
Bourhon. Tlhefe are apparent, and there are no doubt
otitr objeitd of ambition involved, which temnent
a temporary fricadibip among the greatell powers in
the world ; we fay TIuPoanr, bccaufe Ihiuld there
powerI be aiie too goon to parcel out among thtmlelves
the domanions, or, at leall the independence, which
is the laime tiling, of other Dates, the) inuflt 1al upon
oirc ntlh-r ar llft, and prolong hoflilitiws until it tIhuld
be dererr ice I c1 hich maler the old world was to obey,
the Rullis., ior the Princes of Bourbon. We here
iil p.lie iliha in the progress towards univerfal empire,
hli dllmniti s f the Aufnrians would he funk into the
I'recvil:ng ioniarchy of oneerorher of the two colnpe-
ritir Inr the loerreignry of the world. For there
lynlg I twenc the tcrritorits of France and of Ruflia,
a, iull prenrit dillerrnt objedoi of ambition and points
iofti,, t ti o dii ; and, the principle of partition being
fill piurrIud!, it night happen that an anm.ahlc concert
oli.L.t (to narlilace the domilnions of Aurlia, thatI hia
In.pecril Alajcr y might remain for a tine a dependent
.Lo:d noninral monarch like the King of Poland. At lalf
he would di.p into the sphere of whichever of lie two
contending power I(hould prevail in the great contest
for tht gallery of Europe. If the Emperor, in order
toi preFrvce .r prolong his independency, fhnuld jo.m
either F'rance in an attack on Ruffia, or Ruflia in an
attack i n Franc-r, lhe party might indeed prevail whom
he fliould favour, but he himself mul, fnon after, fall
to the Ilrengthinced arm of the vid6or. u, fuppolo
a thir.l cafe, that the Emperor mould endeavour to
iailntain bctwe-n its formidable ncighboure a balance
>if power. Before luth a lyflem of policy would be
adopted by the Court of Vienna, its power of carrying
it into eflcic would probably be annihilated. For.
iccrrdiig to the spirit of partitioa, the French and the
i un.lans wnuld have agreed on a partition of his domi-
niun.. Delides, it would be extremely difficult to turn
tlie lancee betrwen fuch enormous nmalci of matter.
Convnulions, imn lfel, agitations would rife that
vould fet all ratrmpt to counterpoife the one againlk
the other Iabo tive.
It is natural, in indulging there hypothefle, to fpe-
tulate concerning the probable condud and fate of our
own illard, with that of Irelard, which amidfr fuch
grand vwrw. and movements on the Continent, would
be left to the management of Great-Britain. WI, that is
our rerrocelportrity, would no doubt ad from a jea-
luify of our powerful neighbour the French, if, whicla
is not impollible, before Tuch a jundure of affaire we
Should not, according to the fate of liimdl, have be-
conm dependent the Continent. But, fuppoli g
that we Ihonll hjv preferred our independency, the
military spirit w ld have fled from thiscountry, aIrca.
dy enervated /luxury and beginning to laugh at the
h.;h point of onour, and all that we cold furilh to
our ally. nigld be money and fhfp. There however
would avail little in a contest for the lovereignty of
rurope. i that theatre, and not on the ocean. Men.
pinvifion atnm; thefe are the infiromento which the
gelnius or the contending parties would ufe i ftriving
for tile aftiery of the world. There is, aI we have
frequently ohfrrved, in the present age a rage for conm
mn-rce and n val power; but, after all, it is power on
TrlnA Fialta, it is continental power, that ia more
fItsl, and moft formidable.
Theft cnnjcikurre, which embrace to wide u extent
of time, Ipaul and contingenaci wiU no doobh
appear vague, certain, and perha whimnfcal, to
fome f eor reg trn And minifier orf at with their
clerks and commis who re intrufted with fome fecrar
and defigas of their re divte counr, musy adt gr

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