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: November 25, 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: VID00188
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 25097670
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Succeeded by: Bahama gazette (1812)

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No. 1i:




NASSAU: Printed by JoHN WELLS, at the Printing-Office on the BAY.


Anjrir to the BanIO ba TrTT, lya fritedaof
Mr. BRu i, Ihe rCelralil Traveller.
IF it lie doubted, whether Mr. Eruce hath
viitcd every ft)itt. of the Nile, I anfwer,
that pi ,hap, no Eng-li[fluh;n liatl taken this trou-
ble utlh regard to hll. fjutrce. of the Thames,
u"lich likL. mdII othle riv rs, i, probably derived
from many Iniings :ind lill, in dilcereit dirc-.
ti nl' '
'1Ti olier oljc;tln which I have often heard,
i, Ith Mr. li:uce hath mentioned in converia-
i ii, ihit the, Ahyfiiii.s cut a flice from the
1 '. I.. 4, i, c tl.milIg I t oll C of thliir g cteatlle

'J !I s toit of da:nit inidecd is nut (o confidired
in u'h:r it, io tile lobc; but every na iii
;i!.. I hath itl I'c l tsclia :t!l in l e loicc vl their

I I t .c c:it i7w l L-'rs wll in a ftcmll of
1 i, i ;,i hei t; ii'rati d Ir ili. t i.ig hid'. .\nd dll notl

L ,' i i l 1 t ,i %l h li p .ct- 'ii! l icin: d .iI I' l thi ;
S A i,\li ,.iu ? I ,) not c ok, l'.il ci.-
iI I. A i il, tl ti.t tlq cu c imi p flifl fur
S '1. nI i, a dlOl' o Ibir l IpI tit'' ?
'' I thl .\ b~ ll is i t t t it e I I raw llatc,
i d 1n v I !' l.(.]'., .l Jd I'.,aCVt ; jnlld the
I .I s t U tkhin lr l 11' I'. ll. M A llt l
L. ',i' it th i '1) tru.y ira lr.iin an t .VIOIIK i w ILa l
IV' It i i it'll I t ra o : fi)lL A li ftiliil to e Cairt,'
t'n, hc 1 ..;1 1 1ni l m l of ail OX IHIII k;Il-d, l dll ]
1. 1,,1i'i ,' l dt,1u 111 iy 1he 1i:11ul ,flea'illI 1 .
t lhr It.tln, I".lhall, fur th", uf.r!g n.ll y I,
lit l.'t htitat of tie cl;ilIatl, whlih Mill n:
I Idl meat to I u k pt a i'ulkit tie c tIue mIlta.i
r, v., v' ( 1, w 1, : :) and it is gi. i .ly "1V ,I-
i. *i, Itlit a. ti tl, drircd imm diata i ) Mr .'-r it
i ii, iit l ctir.lct i i C ri lu ctling, thlai p ifil
i I ur and twtIlv ho.liui
h i. 0, ti'le cxtr,.(lidiry that an All,-
i a e i ui inay really IlId (Ur fancl y)
I t I p cut. i ,h rom t the l ill thilit alhe, may iy
1 iln ,,.. tendIr, or have a b fitcr rclieb thlla if ;l
i i io uly kilhld ji hc i re iutci;t- u tiis 1
I .l ad, that according to the information
,lhi I hl.,, nIc'iid on thii head, Mr. Uruce',
a. ,o nlt I, thi, practice is much nifreprefenticd
I, the 0ii iiC. iti ho fui ppolfcd that the ox
1,' a ,.nlih d.l tiii e aftier lth fe |lic'sl are
< It 11 it. )When Jlcfe dainty bits, liowiMcr
I i,.. f nut to thile great iman's table, (and
v i i i:. r ti li.,ibly takt n fil,:n tlle flrhy partts)
>lu c.rll lhin .fllr\ t\p"',, "I" hc the tlh1t
.in; r t cc i lilt, i II p)ov;d[[: l' fli, or lIlld iht .-
rti, t ty ket, tit '
I 'p the 4hole, the nt giving credit to a
1 Mlh r. I, Lf h inli in an wiat E which i
I I I dill etst f.In 0 rs, (and is undlullbticdly
Sy babarous) Ie\ti I.athIa, ttu argue ignorance,
t lllan acuton n i.
'lhis i,;n,. to Imy ricollhLion the incredulity
v.:ich v,, i'.' ii to'.,oithr dillinguilhed travrel-
II, )r. s.haw, io having mentione.-d, in an
Oxford common U.,.1, that fumle f the Alge-
rincs %ere folid ol lion', fnlh, never could ob.
lain any ci'dit t afterward, fromn his brother-
i"n 7,, .,,i, ,1,t a.,n r ( tLa.l, b rebirb a ailer r
*/ i "?'/*~/- 1 fW *t ^^.0b"
't ; V o D.0'r, t,.f w,, >. m t io "
Csr,., of.q i a, .t. ied 6- *b "ith -e */fbet -m
itr/, .Al. itf,,f -1,1 U r otai ay erdt
hrCt Si., aft 6.vit, lOWl 4 &JW tter

fillu\\s of the fame college, though many of
ithei were learned men.
It is well known, however, though Dr.
Shaw lIates this circumflaLce in the publication
o1l his Travels, and that he is cited with the great-
ef approbation in alpmolt every part of Europe.
The natural caufe and progref of the incre-
dulity which a traveller generally experiences,
fcems to be the following :
Wlien he returns from a dillant, and little
frequented country, every one is impatient to
hear his narative, from which, ofcourfe, he
felecic the more hiking parts f, and particular-
ly the ufages which differ mcft from our aon.
Some of ith audience dilbelicving what the tra-
rvellr had mentioned, put qucllionl to him
which Islihc diltrufi. The travellchy this
treatintii become. s irritated, and anwcers fome
ofthin pcCieihly , others ironically, of which
tiwe itiiLrroigtors aftervwards take advantage to
hiis prdjudtc!'.
I lhav bi', a;t the trouble ofcollefing thlce
fEie \lich 1 have iindu;voutred to tfolbrcc
Ilh I-i:th olbirvations as occurred, flor being
til.v cidlirous of feecinlg Mr. lrucce's account uit
:\ lliiit, iho ccrtainlv no ccniton tra,'eler,
,nor a('1 tin' ipublication be a lupt ilkid one, ;as
'hie 6 idfed there fo long.
I 'I'!t NIL. Biuce li.hth great talents for thei
t:,tiuiit i thle Thelan harp, nll i.' Dri. it-
]i ht tli. iiif.,tcd in the tirll .l ithmec of is Ii I-
1ti uf Mullic, antd itn which Mr. llicc alits
.iloto.ts lciall of tlhe Abl'ffiniaii initruments.
MIr. lt uce moreover i, f.aid to bav a great fLid-
litv in ca iinug tianguagcs, and tilents for
dei ing, nor p, traps was any it her travel-
'let furnihied w;tilh ft large and fLicnii ic an
apparatus of inliruincnts. 'Il'li i ill add, that
'Mr. Blicc's fpirit and cnterprife will notbecafi-
ly equ:lkld.

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Niti ei, [i prrittatiC i dS I: /.iobt a.
.in //t al"' rin' ted d it". "* i
HE i(lurn i t ".xi' i;r n nor.,lt r k~wt n -r. '
,]a. .i ,/ f d .r ed ul u i *" ; 'p .d ; ;,',; d. ;s ; ,it
ii 5" ^ inn "J t t o i

Soame Arouni ofthi Counr DE EaCiENNaS.
Is E Count dc Vrrgennce, formerly known

tone )onl ront of a prcrdent in t he paalia
et r iof );jon (which place alnwers to tdie
rank of a judge i this country). His family name
is Gravier,I id Ili ancestors, for several gelnera-
ioa, have ranked in itle province among. the
nolilcf de robe gentlemenn of the law). His
tidell brother, who has lately been promoted to
the rank of an ambaifador to Switzerland, was
tins,, h rminsn in hoJ ulvryn olaorn wql th
th bs ma of ad E/fa Portimaii djterlan wa~
ftS irf jw tuarb6

himfelf prcfident of the fame court, till the
promotion of his brother to the ministry of fo-
reign aflturs.
Mr. de Vergennes received the firf rudiments
in politics from Mr. de Chavigni, his uncle, a
man known in the beginning of this century as
the firli politicians in Europe.-After having
been employid in fIeveral ema:llies, Mr. de
Chaligni was confided by the French miniflry
in eveiCry occurrence where experience altd know-
ledge wucr irquiitie. Mr. de Vergennes was
brought up IlTider the tuition of that celebrated
negotiator, who died a few cars ago, at the age
of 96. 11is nephew, Count de Vcrgeines, is
now about 6; years old.
Count de Ma;urpas, who has lately been above
ten ycar;, the firit mniitilcr of France, after ha-
ving bet twenty-five yiarIn in eile, and before
that twenty y.iars a tnini ter, was the bofomn
fi cnd .i Mlr. de Chavigni. He appointed
Ciiunt dt V\tgennes to the residence of TrevCs
('ITi'. h!ilh his fire appointment ; then
tj tlili ht of Ratiibon; fiom wlhence lie was
trcalled after lis patron's difmillion, but foon
aftire ii.ds appoittied to the embaffy of Conflan-
tinople. Sunk in a kind of oblivion in the Tur.
kilh empire, lr le Compte de Vt rgennes em-
pl cid L lie time he paffed there in fludy, and li;s
lieen /ftcn head to declare, that he is indehted
to that kind of confinement for all his political
'1IThe xar between the iutlliant and the I 'urks
being of greict consequence to France, whenever
there is aity dispute on tilhe Continent, Mr. Ic
Compie dc Vergennlcs, at the breaking out oft
the late Geman war, embroded fo wellthe
l)ivan and the Cabinet of Peterburgh, and lha
lift fit good inflru ions to his fuccclfors, that.
cvir lince that time, tile Diain has been entire-
ly ftilfervicnt to tie views of France, whenever
Ihe lih had occasion to prevent thejoint efforts
of the Northern Confederacy againli her allies.
Three ficcefsful attempts of Mr. de Vergennes
liave ll.inpeLd his plans with the admiration, if
nlot the approbation of all the world.
Ditinng hir residence at Conllantinople, Mr.
de 'Vgennes was a united to a Grecian lady of
great beauty and talents, by whom he has had
two fons, who are both in the military line.
At the etnd of fourteen years, whilik Mr. de
Choilutil was the li-!l miniller of France, the
Coait dc Vcrgenics was recalled from Conflan-
tillople at his own defire, and' foon after cliofer
by Ihlat Miniler, who knew the extent ofconli-
dence that could he repofed in him, to go to
Stockholm, to detach ccitain men, by hii
political influence, from the interell of Rulia.
This negotiation succeeded fo well, that the
moll extraordinary revolution in the government
of that country which we have witneffed, was
effrAcd by that able negotiator's dire&ions.
At tihe death of LetWi XV. the Count do
Mairerpas, who was called by the prefent king
to a:fll him in the government ofhis kingdom,
feeing lie could not supportt long his nephew.
the )uke d'Aiguillah, as'minifter offoreign
affairs, thought of tlunt de Vergennes to fuc-
ceed to his departnit, and pointed him out to
his sovereign as te properetl man to fill that
high employment. The French Monarch ha-
ving an unbounded confidence in Count de
Maurepas, though he had the firmness to reject
the Duke d'Asguillon, the Coualt' ncphcSr

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