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some Cherokees, if they desire to be present; and when the Cherokee* think they are injured by the EnglHh in their nation, the Cherokees are not to take revenge themselves, but fliall make complaint to the commander of the next English fort, to be from thence transmitted to the English governor, who will right them therein, according to our laws ; and when ''re Cherokees injure any English among them, on the complaint thereof, the Cherokees shall right the injured; thus the guilty will only be punished on both fides; thus friendship, peace, and trade will be preserved ; but when they cease to observe this treaty, friendlhip, peace, and trade will also cease.
XII. That Attakullakulla communicate these stipulations to the nation on his return, and acquaint them, that in order to have these articles of ponce finally ratified and confirmed, so,that our old friendship may be renewed, and last as long as the fun seines aud rivers run ; some os the headmeh from the upper, the valley, the middle, and lower settlements shall come down to Charles-town, and confirm these stipulations, and then settle such matters, as concern the trade to be carried on with their nation.
Recount ofa late conspiracy against tkfking of Prussia. PuUisncd by authority.
ASIIÆSIAN gentleman, of the name of V\ argotseh, who has an estate near Strenlen, came often to the Pr.issan camp, whore he was well received by the king of Prussia, and by the officers. He informed himselt'.with great exactness.
of every thing that passed in the army ; and particularly, of the dispositions made of the troops in their quarters of cantonment; and, as the country thereabout was well known to him, he formed a project of surprising his Prussian majesty, in the night of the 1 Ct of December, which was to have been executed in this manner: a small body of resolute cavalry were to penetrate, in the night, into the suburbs of Strehlen, where his Prussian majesty lodged, to which they were immediately to set fire; and during the confusion that this must neceflarily occasion^ to endeavour to seize and carry off the. king of Prussia, which W argotseh thought was very pradUcable, as the quarters were, at that time, but slightly guarded.
The whole affair is reported to have been accidentally discovered by one of Wargotsch's own servants, who had often been employed to carry letters to a Popise priest, in a neighbouring village. These letters were directed to an Austrian lieut. col. and the priest had the care of transmitting them. The servant observing, when hii master gave him the last letter, he was uncommonly anxious about the safe delivery of it, and appeared to be in great agitation of mind, began to suspect that he was employed in a dangerous service; however he took the letter, and promised to deliver it as usual; but instead of that, carried it directly to Strenlen, where he put it into the hands of M. de Cruetmark, the adjutant-general, who immediately sent out two small parties of dragoons, to seize WargottVh and the priest, who were both made prisoners, but escaped afterwards. The trial of W argotseh, who has been cited to appear, was actually carrying
carrying on before the tribunal called tlvc Ober Ampt, in Breslau.
To the king's most excellent mnu esly.
The hunillc address of the lord?navor,' aldermen, and commons of tin: city of London, in common council
of your majesty's paternal attentioa to improve the happiness and security of your people, and to render the fame stable and permanent to posterity.
May the fame Providence long preserve your majesty, and your roval consort, to enjoy the fruits of this blessed marriage, in an uninterrupted course of conjugal felicity, and in »a numerous offspring, resembling; their illustrious parents, in every public, as well as private virtue. And may the imperial crown of these realms, be worn with undiminilhed lustre by their descendants, till time (hall be no more. His majesty's most gracious answer.
J Thank you most heartily for your dutiful and affectionate address. TJiisjresh mark of your attachment roj my person, and particularly the warm sentiments of joy and satisfaction .which you express on the happy choice J hare nfade of a queen for mit consort, , are most pleasing to me. 'The city of London may alirays depend on my unceasing care stir their welfare and prosperity.
The humlle address of the lord-
WE, his majesty's ever dutiful and loyal subjects, the lordmayor, aldermen, and commons us the city of London, in common council assembled, hurhbly beg leave to express, in your royal presence, „.... the ezr eeriing groat joy we scel at
hath so visibly guided and inspired your -majesty's safe arrival,; so arr royal breast. A choice, which clenlly wished for, and so imp»tithanksully acknowledge -the ■ Ont'y .e*pe£ted ;■ .and at the iu:ne str-j vest aud riiost accqitable i.roof i,lms to LCAi'ratulate ycur majesty's
RF, pleared, most gracious sovereic;n, to accept the cordial arid resv.e Vul congratulations of vour majesty's over dutiful and loyal suojcils, the ford-mayor, aldermen, and commons of the city of London, in common council assembled, on the solemnization of your majesty's most auspicious nuptials.
Warmly interested from every motive ofgratitude, as well as duty, 'in whatever can affect your royal mind, we enjoy the highest satisfaction, in the completion of our willies, by your majesty's happy union with a princess of the most exalted merit; a princess, who, by her descent from an illustrious lineac;? ('respectable for their firm and constant zeal for the protestant religion, and dear to u? for their particular attachment to your majesty's royal house) and above all, by her own most eminent virtue-, and amiable endowment-, was most worthy to t mTge \ our majesty 's esteem and affection, and to sc.'.iro the honours of the Britilh crown.
We adore the divine goodness, that, as in all your majesty's other endues, so more 'particularly in a choice of the highest importance to ,'o-ir majesty a:id your kingdoms, Mth so visibly guided ?.r.d inspired
we thankfully achnow'.ecig
most happy nuptial* with a monarch, whose early wisdom, forti
"rude, and piety, add lustre to the diadem he wears, and render him the darling, aj well as father, ot"l/is "people.
We'do, with that honest warmth
'and sincerity which characterizes the British nation, humbly assure your Majesty, that as the many virtu—i aud amiable endowments, which your majeliy possesses in so eminent a degree, cannot tail to bless our beloved sovereign with every- domestic happiness; so will they ever endear your majesty to a people, not more distinguished for their love of liberty, and their country, than for their inviolable loyalty and gratitude to those princes from whom they derive protection and prosperity.
•Long may your majesty live to share the felicity you are formed to inspire. And may your majeliy prove the happy mother of a race of princes to transmit the glories of this distinguished reign to the latest of our posterity.
Her majesty's most gracious answer.
/ Thank you for i/our kind congratulations, so full of duty to the king aud affection to me. ■ My warmest wishes will ever attend this great city.
Thehumbleaddressnftiiepeople called Quakers, presented October M.
To George the third, ihig nf Great Britain, and thedum i/iicns thereunto Ij'onging.
Mcy it please the ting
fPH) accept our congratulations
JL on the present happy o;ca
sion, ami our fervent wishes-that the royal nuptials may Ixj blefled with felicity, as permanent and unmixed as the joy they produce U universal.
From the evident marts we have seen of thy -attention to. the hap* pinese os thy people, guided by an uniform Oendinesi and prudence, we are persuaded, that in thy .illustrious consort are united those amiable qualities, which will alike contribute to the domestic happiness of our sovereign, and endear her to his subjects. . Impressed with such sentiments, we already regard the,queen with duty and affection, and we trust it wili be our constant endeavour la cultivate the like sentiments in those among whom we converse; promoting, by example, that dutiful lubmission to authority which renders government easy to the prince, and grateful to the people.
May it please the Most High, by whose wisdom king* r?ign, and princes decree justice, to conf-rm every virtuous purpose of thy heart, and to repleniih it with liability Mid fortitude superior to every exigency: Ion,?; may he vouchsafe to continue thee a blessing to these nations, and thy descendants, the guardians of liberty, civil and religious, to many generations.
Signed on the behalf of the said people in London, the 26th of the tenth month, 1161.
His majesty's most gracious answer. Hs'HsS address,"so j all of duty and q/section, is itery vgrecaiie to we. You may depend an v-y protection.
A letter from a right hon. person, to in the city.
FINDING to my peat surprize, that the cause and manMs of my resigning the seals, is grossly misrepresented in the city, as well a? that the most gracious and spontaneous marks of his majesty's approbation of my services, which marks followed mv resignation, have been infamously traduced as a bargain for my forsaking the public, I am under a necessity of declaring the truth of both these facts, in a manner which I am sure no gentleman will contradict. A difference of opinion, with regard to measures to be taken against Spain, of the highest importance to the honour of the crown, and to the most clsential national interests, (and this founded on what that court may further intend to do) was the cause of ray resigning the seals. Lord Temple and I submitting in writing, and signed by us, our most humble sentiments to bis majesty; which being over-ruled by the united opinion of all the rest of the king's servants, I resigned the seals on Monday the 5th of this month*, in order not to remain responsible for measures, which I was no longer allowed to guide. Most gracious public marks of his majesty's approbation cf my services followed my resignation: they are unmerited and unsolicited, and I ssiall ever be proud to have received them frmn the best of sovereigns. • I will now only add, my dear Sir, that I have explained these matters only for the honour of truth; ret in any view to court return of
confidence from any man, wbo with a credulity a:; weak as it is injurious, has thought fit hastily to withdraw his good opinion, from one who has served his country with fidelity and success; and who justly reveres the upright and candid judgment of it; little solicitous about the censures «s the capricious atd the ungenerous. Accept my sincerest acknowledgments for all your kind friendship, and believe
My dear Sir,
Your faithful friend, isfe.
The answer of the hon. gentleman, to whom the aiott letter uas addressed, is os follows:
THE rity of London, as long as they have any memory, cannot forget that you accepted the seals when this nation was in the most deplorable circumstances to which any country can be reduced: that our armies were beaten, our navy inactive, our trade exposed to the enemy, our credit, as if we expected to become bankrupts, funk to the lowest pitch; that there was nothing to he found but despondency at home, and contempt abroad. The city must also for ever remember, that when you resigned the seals, our armies and navies were victorious, our trade secure, and flourishing more than in a peace, our public credit restored, and people readier to lend than ministers to borrow: that there was nothing but exultation at home, contusion and despair among our enemies, amazement and veneration •mong all neutral nations: that the French were reduced so low as to sue for a peace, which we, from humanity, were willing to grant; though their haughtiness was too great, and our successes too many, for any terms to be agreed on. Remembering this, the city cannot but lament that you have quitted the helm. But if knaves have taught fools to call your resignation (when you can no longer procure the fame success, being prevented from pursuing the same.measurps) a desertion of the public, and to look upon you, for accepting a reward, which can scarce bear that name, in the light of a pensioner; the cjly of London hope they (hall not be ranked by you among the one or the other. They are truly sensible, that tho' you cease to guide the helm, you have not deserted the vessel; and that, pensioner as you are, your inclinations to promote the public good, are still only to be equalled by your ability: that you sincerely with success to the new pilot, and will be ready, not only to warn him and the crew, of rocks and quicksands, but to assist in bringing the stiip through the storm into a safe harbour.
These, Sir, I am persuaded, are the rtal sentiments of the city of London; I am sore you believe them to be such of,
Dear Sir, Yours, tS*c.
The above letters are most certainly genuine and original.
At a court of common council, held the twenty-second os October, * motion. "*as made sor that court
to represent to thejr members, who serve for this city in parliament (by way of instruction) their sense on the present critical conjuncture. Also another motion, that the thanks of the court be given to tie right hon. Mr. Pitt, for the many and important services rendered to his king and country; and, a third, that the committee, in their thanks to Mr. Pitt, doiament his resignation, &c. These motions were agreed to unanimously, except the last, which, upon a division, passed in the affirmative; nine aldermen and one hundred commoners, to two aldermen and thirteen commoners.
The representation of the lord-mayor, aldermen, and commons of the city of London, in common court*
- cil assembled, to Sir Robert Ladbroke, Knt. Sir Richard Glyn, Knt. and Bart. William Beckford, Esq; and the Hon. Thomas Harley, Esq; this city's representatives in parliament.
WE, the lord-mayor, aldermen, and commons of the city of London in common council assembled, think it at this time our duty, as it is our natural and undoubted right, to lay before you, this city's representatives in' the great council of the nation, soon to be assembled in parliament, what we desire and espect from you, in discharge of the trust and confidence we and our fellow servant* have reposed in you.
That you entertain jost sentiments of the .importance of the conquests made this war by the British arms, at the expenceof so much blood and treasure; and that you will, to the utmost