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gerds on us, to forward the a subaltern and five men having escaped. Laatbe state with dispatch, utili- Thence he proceeded to Batan-rouge, e sotaal fatisfaction.".

which was tolerably well fortified, had Teri. NO. 12. The week be. 14 guns mounted, with 400 regular Ta thirty-five lovalifts. fome of troops, and 100 armed inhabitants. t were oeder sentence of death. Judging it impoffible to take this fort by their escape from Albany gaol,

'itorm, he resolved to batter it. Having ested the vigilant pursuit of the

finished his trenches and battery, his ar- Since the commencement of

of tillery began to play on the 21st of Sepched rebellion, eighteen persons

tember; and at half past three in the af.

ternoon, the fort was so much damaged f2 publicly executed in the city uy, for persevering in their loyal

* that the garrison demanded a capitula2 have perished in their gaol

tion; which was granted, they to march the extreme rigour with which out with the honours of war, and to be te treated, and want of the ne. priloners of war, and that the fort called Lue of life, which their friends durft Panmure, in the country of the Natches, fring, for fear of being fhut in to

with its garrison, confisting of 80 grena

diers, thould surrender at the same time: in company; instances of that mag frequently happened.”

but this post was evacuated. By this ads, Jan. 12. The American expedition is reduced to his Catholic

bare confiscated the estate of a Majelty's obedience, (lays this gazette), Riclop in Penosylvania, he having

in a country of 430 leagues, the most ferded in carrying on a corresponde

Stile of those which are watered by the 1 an officer in Sir Henry Clinton's N ippl, and where the belt lettlements

N lamieson attempted to make are, the natives being occupied in the Ex. but was taken on Shipboard. fur-trade. The Spaniards loft only one fa in prison, and it is thought he

man killed and two wounded ; that of the at his life."

English not known; but 550 regulars York. Noo.10. Advice is re. were made prisoners, including twentyboa Albany. that on the ad inft. eight officers, among whom were one z Johnson, with Col. Butler, and

lieutenant-colonel, five captains, ten blesh Brandt, at the head of lieutenants, &c.; and they took eight bralifts and Indian warriors, sur

boats laden with provisions, and several Lad took Fort Stanwix, in which barks, with upwards of fifty failors. were only at the time 100 Ameri

"6 One may judge (says the gazettecops, the greatest part of the garri.

e carri. writer) of the importance of this expediring been drawn out to aflift in

tion, by the contents of two letters interthing the lodian corps and wig.

cepted by Don Bernardo de Galves, one

written Sept. 9. by order of Maj.-Gen. * Madrid Gazette of Dec. 31.

Campbell, and the other Oct. r. by Brig. 1 an account of the taking of the

Stuart. Both are addretted to Capt Fortih forts on the Milfilippi by

stel, commandant of the fort of Panmure, saiards. According to this ac

and the district of Natches: he is order( Governor of Louifiana, Don

ed to keep himself in readiness with his de Galvez. on being informed company, and the inhabitants of the strepture between G. Britain and neiging

ind neighbouring parts, tojoin, at Manchack, ht, farmed an enterprise against the

Lt. Col. Dickion, commandant of the Falettlements in his neighbourhood.

fort of Batan-rouge, in order to act in sa to collect his troops on the

concert against the perfidious and im: lugnt; and, of old corps, re

placable enemies (the Spaniards); and * militia, Mulattoes, free Negroes,

he is informed of the preparations of fescan and Indian volunteers,

these two chiefs of his nation, to surprise,

&c. pd body of 1427 fighting men.

by hoftilities, these fame Spaniards, bethe time they arrived at Man

fore the declaration of war could come sa English poft, they were redui

to their knowledge. With that view Fabere than one third 'by fickness.

they disguised their preparations with obryth of September he surprised,

divers pretences, giving out that they statistika by airault, the fort of Man

were only meant againit the Ilinois. *; making prisoners one captain,

in In the fame manner they deceived the F itenant, and cighteen soldiers;

nation of the Chactaws, and other In

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parts as would remain suspended in the water for a time. The obtaining of those An extract from Dr Hunter's account of very small particles in sufficient quantity the FREE!

the FREE MARTIN, in the last volume seemed to him to be one of the principal of Philosophical Transactions, art. 20. desiderata in the experiment.

IT is a known fact, and, I believe, is The water being by this treatment understood to be universal, that when rendered very muddy, he poured the a cow brings forth two calves, and that fame into a clean earthen vessel, leaving one of them is a bull-calf, and the other the filings behind; and when the water a cow to appearance, the cow.calf is unhad stood long enough to become clear, fit for propagation. They are known not he poured it out carefully, without dir. to breed : they do not even thew the turbing such of the iron sediment as still least inclination for the bull; nor does the remained, which now appeared reduced bull ever take the least notice of them *: almost to impalpable powder. This but the bull.calf becomes a very proper powder was afterwards removed into an. bull. Other veffel, in order to dry it; but as This cow-calf is called in this country he had not obtained a proper quantity a free martin; and this fingularly is jult as thereof by this one step, he was obliged well known among the farmers as either to repeat the process many times.

cow or bull. Having at last procured enough of this This calf has all the external marks of very fine powder, the next thing to be a cow-calf. done was to make a paste of it, and that when the cow-calves are preserved, it with some vehicle which would contain a is not for propagation, but to yoke with considerable quantity of the phlogistic the oxen, or to fatten for the table t. principle : for this purpose he had re. They are much larger than either the course to lintfeed-oil, in preference to all bull or cow; and the horns grow larother fluids.

ger, being very similar to the horns of With these two ingredients only he an ox. made a stiff paste, and took particular The bellow of the free martin is similar care to knead it well before he moulded to that of an ox; which is not at all like it into convenient shapes.

that of a bull; it is more of the cow, alSometimes, whilft the parte continued though not exactly that. in its soft ftate, he would put the impres. The meat is also much finer in the sion of a seal upon the several pieces; one fibre than either the ball or cow; and of which is in the British Museum. they are more susceptible of growing fat

This pafte was then put upon wood, with good food. By fome they are supand sometimes on tiles, in order to bake posed to exceed the ox and heifer in deor dry it before a moderate fire, at a foot licacy of food, and bear a higher price at distance or thereabouts.

market. The Doctor found, that a moderate However, it seems that this is not 0fire was most proper, because a greater niversal : for I was lately informed by degree of heat made the composition fre. Charles Palmer, Esq; of Luckley in Berkquently crack in many places,

shire, that there was a 'free martin killed The time required for the baking or in his neighbourhood, and, from the gedrying of this paste was generally five or neral idea of its being better meat than fix hours before it attained a sufficient common, every neighbour bespoke a degree of hardness. When that was piece; which turned out nearly as bad done, and the several baked pieces were as bull-beef, at least worse than that of become cold, he gave them their magne- a cow. It is probable, that this might tic virtue in any direction he pleased, by arise from this one having more the proplacing them between the extreme ends perties of the bull than the cow; as we of his large magazine of artificial mag. fhall see hereafter, that they are somenets for a few seconds, or more, as he times more the one than the other I. law occasion.

Free By this method the virtue they acqui

• I need hardly observe here, that if a red was such, that when any one of those

cow has twins, and that they are both bulla pieces was held between two of his belt

calves, that they are in every respect perten-guinea bars, with its poles purpolely feat bulls; or, if they are both cow-calves, inverted, it immediately of itself turned that they are perfect cows. about to recover its natural direction, + Lellie on Husbandry, p. 98. 99. which the force of thote very powerful The Romans called the bull laurus : tbeya bars was not sufficient to counteract.


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