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Madrid, Sept. 14. The people of all orders and classes seem to vie with cach other in thcir contributions towards building of ships for the defence of the Kingdom. Already upwards of 1,799, oco piastres have been subscribed for that purpose.”

Madrid, Sept. 30. The Dean and Chapter of Soria have requested his Majesty to accept of the funds and filver plate of their college; offering, moreover, to devote to the service of the flate the greatest part of their revenues; the Grand Commander, and the Chapter of Commanders of the royal hospital without the walls of the city of Burgos, have represented to the King, That, without the least ncgle &t to the obligations of their institution, they can lay at his Majesty's feet a very considerable sum, namely, a million of reals, which they have in the funds of the corporations of trade in Madrid; Don FrancisAntoine Arbeteta, who lately obtained the benefice of Villaverde, valued at ycoo ducats revenue, hath made an of. jer of the greatest part of it towards the public expences; and many other per$ons have made generous qssers of their łives and fortunes.”

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