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withítanding their multitude, from being able tu lief) appeared in sight, at the moment that the make any push towards the sea, or the imallest troops were taking poslenion of the works, and attempt upon the baggage.

there was then only one day's rice leti in ihe • Thus the victory was complete on all sides. English army. Many of its advantages were, however, lost, Trepaflore afforded some immediate relief, and through the victors being bereft of the means of the general finding that Hyder was in full force pursuit. If it were not for that unfortunate at about fixteen miles dillance, determined to atcircumstance, the whole of Hyder's artillery and tack him ; but was under a necessity of waiting stores would have fallen into their hand, and he to draw tome rice from Poonamalia. This iunwould undoublediy have been obliged to aban- ply being obtained he marched, to seek the ene. don the Carnatic. It was intolerably vexatious my; and Hyder upon his approach tell back a to those brave men, to behold the itrong and vi- few miles to the very ground where he had dgorous cattle of the flying enemy, carrying off feared Colonel Baillie. There he took a very their artillery at a full trol, while their own strong position ; but was more influenced, as it were scarcely able to drag the guns along. is reported, by a luperflicious confidence in it: be

The conduct and gallantry of Major General ing a lucky Ipot, than by the strength of the Sir Hector Muaro, who commanderlike first line' ground, in his determination to try the fortune da this day, was highly distinguished. Indeed of a second bacile. the behaviour of every individual in the army, Sir Eyre Cuote arrived in sighe of the from the commander'in chiet 10 the meancit enemy about eight o'clock in the morning ;

27th. Stpoy, was beyond all praile. Sir Eyre Coote and dilcovered him to be in great force, his army declares in a letter, that every individual of his drawn up in order of battle ready to receive bim, little aj my seemed to fet), that all the intereits and in posle fion of several very commanding and of the nation and the company were then at advantageous ports. This situation was renderci Azke; that falling as they already were, the most till more formidable, by the nature of the counextraodinary exertions were ncceflary to their try lying between both ai mies, which was intero support; and, to their credit, luid hc, “ every sected by several very deep watercourses ; 10 nerve was exerted to the very extent of posibili that nothing could be more arduous than the ap. ty."

proach of the croops to their object. The geneHyder left about 3,000 of his meo dead upon ral, in order to present a front to the enemy, the ground. His principal and favourite general, was under a neceflity of forming his line under a Meer Saib, was mortally wounded; and leveral very heavy cannonade, as well from several other of his leaders, and best officers, were a. batteries placed to great advantage, as from the mong the killed or wounded. Sir Eyre Coole guns in the enemies line. This was an arduous halted just beyond the enerny's ground, from his trial of the difcipline and firmness of the troop, inability to continue i he pursuit faither; and was and the general declared, that the ready valulr joined by the tecond line and the baggage about which they thewed upon this occasion, could net midnight The loss on his fide was far from have been lurpassed by the fist veierans of any being ciderable, conlidering the nature of the nation in Europe. action; and did not exceed 400 men in killed and They had full occasion for the continual extiwounded ; nor was theie any officer of note in cife of these qualities, during the course or o sither litt. Nothing could more fully thew Hy- very long and hard toughe day. The battle lali. der's cooviệtion of his inferiority in the field, ed from nine in the morning unuil it was near and his determination not to hazard another ac- sun-let. By that time Hyder was cured of his fion under any advantage of ground, than his fuperftition ; bis army were driven fuccefiivriy leaving the strong and important pati ot Purave- from all their strong poits, and obliged to ao naur open to the pursuit of the English when he bandon the field of battle with precipitacion. made his repeat through it in the evening. A. The loss sustained by the English army in this mong the immediate consequences of the victo. action was greater than on the iit of jviy, art ry, Tippoo Saib's railing the lege of Waode wath that of the enemy less ; which, behrestha was not the least.

caules we have seen, proceeded from their fhe!. Hyder withdrew with his army to the neigh-, tering themselves under the banks of tank, bourhood of Arcot, where he was joined by red from their poilelling in general tuch inequ?Tippoo Saib's detachment. bir Eyre Conce, lities of ground as a fforded much cover. 10

having thus freed the fouthern provinces from seems probable, that their artillery caused the > depredation and danger, inarched with his army principal lots in the English army. Genere to the northward, in order to meet the long ex

Stuart loft a lég by a cannon fwt. Colenc a pected and wished for reinforcement from Ben- Browne, an old, able, and experienced officer,

gal, which, under the favour of Muodajee his life, by the same means; and Captain Hillots Brolla, and his fon, had inarched through bis one of the genaal's aid de camps, an active and territories in Oriffa, and were now airived io {pirited young officer, was killed, close to his the northern circar. This junction was happily lide, by a cannon fhot. These were the only effected in the beginning of Anguft, and the officers of Rote who fell. gener al being now enabled to act with vigour,

Icieemed as if defeat had wrought the extraina: ched to lay fiege to Trepaffore

. This place ordinary change in Hyder's disposition, of rencapitulated after a few days liege, and nothing dering him enamoured of field battles. For,

could be more timely or fortunate on the day month of the late action,
than the surrender; for besides that
he waited to be attacked by Sir Eyre

Sept. 27th. the possesion was of importance, the advance of affair was soon decided. The adion did not be

Coote, netr a place called Sholingur. But this Hyder's army (who was in full search co iis re

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army was completely routed. In this battle being artfully imposed upon with respect to their both his cavalry and infantry suffered extremely, strength, was terrified into a surrender, not only while the loss of the victors was so trilling as of that place, but of all the other Durch setolea Doc to deferve mention ; but the enemy's troops ments on the western coasts of Sumatra inco were now used to be beaten.

their hands. The general chen relieved Vellore, which was The Dutch settlement, in the town, port, reduced to the lait extremity; and afterwards and fortrets of Negapatam, in the Tanjore counbesiegel and took Chittor. The season for some try, could not even in time of peace, but be time occasioned a cessation of adion on both considered as some eye-fore to the company ;

but 6des ; but Vellore being again reduced to great in the present state of things, its being in the ditrers for provisions, the general was obliged in poletion of an enemy was full of danger. The the beginning of the year 1782, to march again consequences of such a fortress and port being to its relief,

open for the reception of the French Aeet and Repeated defeat was not capable of produc- army, and of its becoming a great naval and ing any remiflion of Hyder's vigour or vigilance. military magazine, for Hyder's constant supply, On Sir Eyre Coote's march to Vellore, as the as well as theirs, were indeed easily understood; army were palling through a deep morass, the · but the immediately dangerous state of affairs,

and urgent demands for every possible exertion Jan. Toth, enemy appeared in force on different

quarters, and commenced a distant in the Carnatic, seemed to render the application 1782.

but very heavy cannonade. Their of a timely preventive remedy, a matter of the obje& was, besides impeding the progress of greatest difficulty. the army to Vellore, (which was reduced to the The l'uccess of Sir Eyre Coote's arm, having Last day's provision) to cut off the baggage and happily leffened the difficulties on that lide, this convoy, while the troops were entangled in these new evil and danger became an object of the bad grounds. After an action, such as we have first confideration; it was, however, some time described, which lasted for four hours, the ene- before the design against Negapatam could be carmy being foiled in all their attempts, were at ried into effect; but during that interval, Sir length forced to abandon their objed, and retire Edward Hughes had, from his fuft knowledge of on all sides; the army, which had suffered the rupture with Holland, closely blocked up the very little in this action, pursued its course with place by lea. Major General Sir Hector Monour interruption to Vellore.

ro was appointed to conduct this enterprize in Upon the return of the army, three days after, concert with the adinisal; and the troops already theii indefatigable, and ever watchful enerhy, flationed in the Tanjore country, were the only war again prepared for their reception. On com- land force assigned to this service. The difficul.. ing up to the same morass, they found Hyder in ties which they had to encounter, required all full force on the other Gde, and determined to the abilities and exertion of both commanders. dispute their passage. They, however, passed The fortifications had already been considerably the lwamp, under the fire of his cannon, about strengthened by new works; the garrifua re-infour in the afternoon, and the general having forced by a large detachment of Hyder's troops ; immediately formed, and secured the bagsage, the and what was still a matter of more serious troops advanced with their usual alacrity upon consideration, the season was far advanced for the enemy. Theie made but a faint resistance; military operations, the shift of the monsoon they gave way on all sides, retreated with preci- being at hand. But the great importance of pilation, and were pursued with considerable the object warranted risque, and reduced the execution until dark. The vigour of Hyder's difficulties to nothing in the minds of the affail, exertions was no longer seconded by that of his troops.

The troops being arrived at NaSuch was the surprising change which the ad. gore, a place on the lea coalt, near

OS. 2ist, mirable conduct and military abilities of Sir Negapaiam, Sir Hector Monro was

1781. Eyre Coote, seconded by some excellent officers, immediately landed to take the command ; and and supported by the unparalleled efforts of a at the same time, all the marines of the syuaImall but glorious army, had, in a fhort time, dron, amounting, with their officers, to 443, produced in the affairs of the Carnatic : and were likewise landed, and joined the company's such the events, of one of the most arduous

troops. On the following day, a detachınent of campaigns of which we have any knowledge. B27 feamen, with their proper officers, and com

During these transactions, an account of the manded by three naval captains, were landed, war with Holland having arrived in India during under orders from the admiral, to co-operate the month of August, ie fortuned soon after, that with the general to the vtmost, in every mea. five India thips from China, arrived, in their way sure for the attack of the place. The great difbome, at Fort Marlborough, on the coast officulty lay in landing the arruillery (which were Sumatra. The arrival of these thips excited the supplied by the iquadron) through a great and gentlemen of chat factory, to an enterprize a- dangerous iurf. This difficulty was furmounted, gainst the Dutch ferilements on that iftand. Mr. though with incredible labour, fatigue, and no Botham, one of the council, was appointed to Small danger, by the courage and activity of the tonduct this expedition, and Captain Clements, feamen. Catamarans, or rafts, were made commodose of the five ships ; the fort could with wonderful expedition, and with the aid of only spare cape. Mandeville, with a hundred the boals, 16 eighteen pounders, 2 twelve pourinen for the service. The address and good con- ders, with a heavy mortars, and 6 lighters todu&t of these gentlemen fo effectually supplied gether, with their carriages, shot, shells, powder, be want of force, that the governor of Padang, and all necessary artiltery stores, were, on the

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same day, under the superintendence of Captain diate happy effea, of Hyder's troops evacuating Ball of the Superbe, landed without the imallest all the forts and strong posts, which they held in loss or damage.

the Tanjore country and its borders. I likewise The garrison amounted to about 8,000 men of operated so strongly upon the Poligars of the all sorts, and far exceeded the beliegers in point Marawa and Tinnivelly countries, who renouncof number. It was composed of above 500 ing their forced obedience to the Nabob of Ara Europeans, 700 Malays, 4,500 Sepoys, and coi, had early joined Hyder, that they endea2,300 of Hyder's troopx; of the latter, a thou, voured to make their peace with the former fand were cavalry. The whole force of the upon the best terms which they could obtain. beliegers, including seamen and marines, did not The monsoon now set in with its utmoft fury, much exceed 4,000 men capable of effective and nothing could exceed the dreadful boisterouiservice. The lick were pretiy numerous; and the ness of weather which the feet endured, from troops suffered great incommodities from bad wea- the surrender of the place to near the end of the ther, and the dampness of the licuation; most following month. This violence was fo conof the wounded died; and several of the sea. Itant, that it was with the greatest difficulty, men and marines were carried off suddenly by and no small danger, that the admiral, in the violent cramps and spalms, occasioned by wet course of about three weeks, was able to recal to and fatigue.

their respective ships, thole leamen and marines On the night of the 29th of October, the who had affifted with so much honour and effect strong lines, flanked by redoubts, which the ene. in the lege, and to transmit to Madras only a my had thrown up to cover and defend the ap- part of the military prisoners. proaches to the town, were attacked and carried The weather becoming moderate toward the by storm. In this very brisk action, the feamen clole of the year, Sir Edward Hughes proceeded and marines left but little to be done by the to carry into execution the design which he had land forces ; ralling on with their usual intrepi- formed against the Dutch settlement of Trincadity, nothing could withit and the violence of male, in the illand of Ceylon. That island, cetheir attack for a moment. It was remarkable, lebrated from the earliest ages for its produce of that Hyder's cavalry were lo terrified at the fary the Cinnamon tree, has been long shut up from which they experienced in this rough encounter, the rest of the world, through the avidity of the that they run entirely away into the open coun- Dutch to engross and retain the whole commerce try, and never after joined the garrison.

and distribution of that precious spice entirely to On the 3d of November, the general opened themselves. For this purpose they seized and ground against the north face of the fort, and fortified the sea coafts, and having driven the the approaches were carried on with unutual ra. King of Candy and his subjects into the interior pidity; to which the alacrity of the leamen and parts of the inand; where he is allowed to retain marines contributed greatly. On the 7th a bat- such a degree of authority as is neceffary to their tery of 10 eighteen pounders, being ready to own purposes, they are effectually fecluded from open within 300 paces of the walls, the admi- all communication with the rest of mankind. ral and general feoc a juine letter of tummons to the island with relpect to commercial situation, the Dutch governor, which he answered with as well as to products, is capable of being one of great respect, but no less firmness.

the most valuable in the world. Trincamale The garilon made iwo desperate sallies with lies on the north east quarter of the island; its almoft their whole force, but were beat back harbour is reckoned the best and fineft in India; into the town with much los ja boch. A battery and is composed of several bays, where the most being opened with great effect on the face of a numerous fleets might anchor in the greatest iebaltion which was intended to be breached, the curity; but its being to closely shut up from the enemy demanded a parley, and commiflioners winds, may, in that climate, be well supposed Nov. 12th.

were sent out to settle the terms of to render it unhealthy.

capiculation with the admiral and Sir Edward Hughes was supplied by the genegeneral. By thele, the town and citadel, and ral on this expedition, with a detachment of a. every thing ibey contained, belonging to the go- bout soo volunteer sepoys, and an officer with verament or company, were furrendered; pri- 30 artillery-men, in order to garrifon the place vate property was secured, and the inhabitants in case of success. The fleet being arrived in to be protected in their houses and ellates, upon Trincomale bay, the marines, with two fixtaking the oath of allegiance ; the garrison were pounders, a detachment of artillery allowed military honoors, and then became pri- and two companies of sepoys, to act as

Jan. 5th, Soners of war; and the governor, council, and pioneers, were landed at about three

178. civil officers, were retained on parole.

miles diftance from the fort. There were immeHyder's infantry, with most of the other Se- diately followed by the battallion of leamen, poys, abandoned their arms, and had made their confitting of the same number of men and of escape out of the town, during the truce, on ficers as bad served at the attack of Negapatam ; the night preceding the surrender. The whole the fepoys closed the debarkation, and the whole lors of the beliegers, Europeans and natives, in party commanded by capt. Gell of the Monarca, killed, wounded, and miffing, during a service who was well assisted by Captain Montague, of of so much action and difficulty, amounted to no the Sea Horle, and Capt. Reynold-, of the Commore than 133 men. A numerous artillery, with bullion fue-thip. The seamen and marines, wit'i large quantities of shot, shells, military and ar. the guns and pioneers, immediately former, 10d uillery stores, were found in the place.

pused forward, though it was bear! (aik, The taking of Negapatan produced the imme.

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Trincamale fort ; and the company of the fected by this recal of past kindness and friendmarine grenadiers, with the guas, coming up ship, for it runs in the following form to the gateway, without any attention to regular " His Excellency, ibe generous, brave, and illuses forms, most resolutely forced their way through, trious Sir Edward Hughes," &c. &c. He did and in an instant becaine masters of the place. The not jultifs, nor avow a disposition to resttance garrison consisted only of three officers and forty in his answer, but placed it to the strictness of soldiers; but the fore was of consequence to their his orders, which were to defend the place to further operations, as it commanded the only the lalt; so that he could not answer for his conplace where the provisions and stores could be duct to his superiors, if he were to give it up in Janded from the ships.

any manner. Intelligence was received from the prisoners, Major Geils, the engineer, who was undoubt. that the enemy's remaining force was collected edily appointed to be the bearer of the letters of in fort Ostenburgh, situated on a high hill that summons, for the benefit of the observations cominanded the harbour, and holding an open which he might make, informed the admiral, communication with their thips, which lay under that he was strongly of opinion, that the lower its protection. The next day was employed in fort, at least, might be carried by assault ; come landing the necessary stores, provisions and bage of the higher works he had his doubts about; gage: for the troops, at Trincamale fort. On the but of the former, he spoke with confidence, following day, the commanding officers, with and the others must fall of course. This atsutMajor Geils, the engineer, were employed in ance, coming froin an officer of such experience reconnoitring, and in diicovering the best road and distinguished ability, afforded the highest for their approach to the heights; and every satisfaction to Sir Edward Hughes, who was thing being settled in that respect, the troops well aware of the labour, difficulty, and delay, marched early on the morning of the eighth to. which the dragging of heavy cannon up the wards a high hill which commanded the Often. heights, and the formal opperations of a liege, burgh fort, and on the top of which, the enemy would necessarily occasion. had a post defended by an officer's guard. The The necessary dispofitions being made, the hill was attacked in the night, and the poit, forming party, conhiting of 450 Icameo and which was within 200 yards of the fort, carried marines, under their proper officers, covered on and inaintained by a detachment of seamen and each flank by a company of pioneers, with 20 marines.

seainen armed with cutlastes, who carried the In these circumstances of advantage and fu- scaling ladders, and supported by three comp? periority, the adiniral, very early in the morn- nies of seamen, as inary marine“, with two ing, transmitted, through Capt. Gell, a letter fieldi piece, who formed ihe reserve, advanced of luminons to Mr. Homæd, the governor, at day break, on the eleventh of January, to the governor, stating his total inability of mako 'the assault. A small advanced, party under 3 ing any effectual rettance, and urging him in ferjeant, who might be conlidered as the forlora the strongest manner, to prevent, by a timely hope, having made their way through the emcapitulation, the fatal consequences of carrying bratures without discovery, were initundly clthings to the utmoft extremity, when the great lowed by the whole storming party, who fova zuperiority of discipline, as well as torce, toge- driving the enemy from their works, poliested ther with the koown and tried courage which be themselves of the fort, and procured the immefiad to oppose, would render every exertion of diate aflistance of the ships and vedleis in the hardefence ridiculous. The gover nor, however, bour. after stating the trust repoled in him, and ties or The humanity of the victors equalled, and tijelity by which he was bound, declared his re- was Rill more praileworthy, than even their solution of defending, at all events che place to gallantry. Notwithstanding the fall of a brave the last.

and favourite officer with 20 of their fellow, Sir Edward Hughes was still exceedingly un- befidies iwo officers, and double that aumber ewilling to proceed to extremities. Independence wounded; and not wilbitanding the heat and ly of the effect produced by national attachment, fury of a fury of a form, when discipline, resand by a sense of the long friendthip and alliance peót and coinmand are at an end, yet; under which had subsisted between both countries, he ihere circumitances the reamen and marines cif. was besides personally and intimately acquainted dained to train their fwords in the blood of a with Mr. Homed, and the principals of those fying and proftrate enemy.-Through this oner. along with him ; for the goodaets of the har. ampled magnanimity and clemency, sery few of bour having rendered Trincamaie a place of the garnison lost their lives. common rendezvouz, it is probable, that there A numerous artillery, a considerable number wa: scarcely an officer in the feet, who had nut, or small arms, a valuable stock of gun-powder, in the happier feafoo of peace, experienced, in a with a great quantity of shot, and of various Teater or less degree, fome portion of the ordnance and military Dores, were found in the Eiendship, hofpitality, or kindnels

. He accord- place. In the harbour two thips richly laulen, Engiv wrote a second letter to the Dutch governor, with a number of smaller veflei, were tak er, E' poftulating with him in kinder and more fa- The number of European military prisoners,

miliar terins on the danger he was running, and amounted to foreething near tou: hundred; Eritributing his own solicitation to its true cause, few Malay oficers were likewise faken, but we cu former attachment to himielf and his family, do not hear from any nativé troops they commande - well as to his other acquaintances in this place. ed. Et would seem, from the supertcription of the

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Jurnal of the Proceedings of the Third Scffion of fering the most flagrant abuses to be continued, sbe fifteenth Parliament of Great Britair. not under the sanction of parliament indeed, but (Continued from page 156.)

in direct opposition to its authority. Much had

been said of the violence done to the chartered HOUSE OF COMMONS. rights of the Company. What were the chara Monday, December 1.

tered rights of the company, but a grievous mo

popoly, which could never take place without THE order of the day for going into the encroaching on the chartered rights of every other

committee on the bill for vesting the af- British subject! He wished to see all such charfairs of the East India Company in the hands of tered rights abolished. Here he entered into a commiffioners being read,

detail of the ules the company had made of their Mr. Powys rose. He said, the question be- chartered rights, and shewed in the most friking fore the house was this, whether the affairs of colours, that they had actually fold every perthe East India Company were reduced to such a fon that confided in their fidelity; that they had ftate of desperation, as would justify the adopti- never made a treaty which they were not the first on of a syltem, which eminently threatens the to violate; and that every dation of people, liberties of this country? He was clearly against who entered into their alliance or connection, the question. If the servants of the Company were eventually ruined and undone by their are the cause of all the anarchy complained of, treachery. How unbeseeming, then, to cry out recall them. He called on the right hen. Secre- against violence and arbitrary measures, while tary to defend the principles of his bill, on those they perffted in those which could bear no other which had so eminently distinguished his parlia- epithet! mentary conduct, and had lo peculiarly drawn He protested, that the Court of Directors along with it the love, the admiration, and were as corrupt as their servants, and that cora gratitude of his countrymen. And he would ruption was provided for in the stamina of their here state the difference as it operated on his own : conftitution and concluded with a panegyric mind, between the champion of influence, and on the author of the bill ; who, by the part the man of the people. He imputed the pro- he had taken, had convinced the world, that his minent features of the bill, not to him, but to exertions were not calculated to court the pohis noble colleague; and he lamented to see pularity, but effectually, uniformly, and unequithose great and splendid talents perverted, vocally, directed to the jalvation of his coune which were wont to be exerted in the cause of try. liberty. The system, which the right hon. Se. Mr. Duncombe was sorry to differ from the cretary had reprobated from the beginning, was right honourable gentleman, who, he said, had the fystem now to be adopted. His voice was lost that confidence of the people, without indeed the voice of Jacob, but his hands were which, no member in this country can be luce' those of Eiau. He contested the competency cessful. The people, whose rights he so ably of the bill, declared it had no other principle defended, were forry to be convinced of that dewhatever, but that of patronage; but fubmitted reliction of principle, and profeflions to fair and it to the house, whether it were not better to honourable, that not to have believed in would grant the coalition a lease of their places, than have been criminal. He would not, he said, give the fanction of parliament to a measure, enter into the various and specific exceptions that that ultimately would terminate in the same were notoriously obvious against every part of thing? He said, the bill, for a very problema- this despotic business, which nothing but a relintical good, was pregnant with the greatest evil. quishment of principle could incline any man to That hardly a veitige of the compariy remained. juftify. He reprotated the bill in the leverest They were distrelled, and they came in their terms, and protested against diffolving the bond trouble for relief; they asked for their bond, of property in this kingdom, under the weak but they did not, like Shylock, ask for a pound pretence of reforming the abuses that have been of your fleih. concluded with fupplicating suffered to grow up in the government of India. the Speaker to keep his leat; for, by leaving Mr. Martin ascribed this defperate measure to the chair, he consigned the constitution, the lie the ruinous effects of the late coalition. He withberties, the glory, and the dignity of the British ed there wao a speaking Itarling parched upon the empire, to ultimate and certain ruin.

Speaker's chair, to hollow in the ears of the Pay-master-general [Mr. Burke) urged the house “ the cursed coalition." most prefüjag and indispensable necefüty in sup- Sir Grey Cooper, observed, that the language port of the measure. Things were now in their of the house on the first day of meeting was, laft ftage. Gentlemen were not aware of the that fomething decisive must be done.

No pado saft object to which the attention of the house liative, no half-measures ! But no sooner was was directed. This bill went to regulate the there something brought forth, even before its internal government of an extent of country features were hardly feen, that c is reprobated in eqral to that of the whole German empire, and the gross, as inadequate, implacable, and aborto rescue from the moft grievous tyranny, no

tive. He was, however, to strongly urged by less than thirty millions of people. The bill, the importance of the cale, and the pressure of therefore, whether coming from ministry or op- adopting it immediately, that though necefficy position, from friend or foe, from Jacob, or Erau, was the plea of tyranis, though it was the creed was entitled to the support of all who withed of Naves ; its operations, in the matter under well to the happiness of mankind. He preiled confideration, were not to be resisted. He askeut the neceffity of the measure, from the oppreffion the advocates of the company, if the most of the natives ; from the horrid injustice of süf- fanguioe of shem could say they had then proe Geri MaeApril 1785

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