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In June, therefore, we began to exhibit an Epitome of thefe Papers, as far
July contains an Hiftorical Account of the Conduct of the Dutch towards the
In Auguft, we gave a Circumftantial and Authentic Account of the Revolu
vannah, by Sir George Pococke; an Account of a Forgery committed by one
In October, we published an original and most extraordinry Letter, written
The Magazine for November contains, among other curious particulars, a
the Mifcellany. for the Year, the refpective Numbers of which are illustrated
HE difpute between the Dutch and English Eaft-India Companies, as published by authority -The Charge against the Dutch, as set forth by Gen. Yorke " ib. -The Reply to this Charge -Their right of fending troops to their own fettlements afferted ib. -The reasoning of both Companies confidered
-Other fubjects of complaint_pro
duced by the Dutch against the Engl.6 -Remarkable concluding paragraph ib Persuasive against throwing at cocks ib Story of the Lyar, a comedy of three acts, by Mr Foote
Particular account of an attempt made
-The story of the poem
Propofals for explanatory lectures on tock-jobbing
Rife and progress of public credit_zo -Dihonourable contrivances to fupport it
Expedients for raifing money
Dr Sherlock, late Bp of Lendor ib His manner of employing tie 24 -His public and private charities 25 The Death of ABEL, a facred poem, in tive books ib -An account of the original, and the tranflation ib On Monday, January 25, avas published, The SUPPLEMENT to the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, Vol. XXXI. Containing, besides the General Title, Preface, compleat Indexes, &c. a particular Account of M'Naughton, lately executed for the Murder o Mifs Knox in Ireaind; a correct Lift of "all his Majefly's Forces, with the FieldOfficers, c.
Same complaints having been made that the Series of Maps do not join exactly, let it be remembered, that in putting them together, fome jheets should be dumped; the frinking, a ty wetting for the prefs, being more in fume Papers than in others. If the
-Adam's defcript. of the firft ftorm 26
His Majefty's most gracious fpeech to Parliament, after adjournment ib. Story of Le Fever, from the 6th Vol. of Triftram Shandy 28 -The landlord's account of Le Fever's illness ib. -Captain Shandy's concern to know more of him 29 -Trim difcovers him to be a Lieutenant in the army ib. -A particular of his life remembered by the Captain
-The death of Le Fever, and the Cap-
A project for reducing the quantity
New improvement of the barometer 33 A cheap way of providing against famine at fea ib.
How to procure soldiers without presfing 34
Affront upon a commanding officer 35
Ode for the New Year. A familiar Epiftle. Epitaph on a murdered perfon
Foreign Hiflory, Surrender of Colberg;
-Death of the Empress of Ruia
For JANUARY 1762.
A particular Account of the Difpute be-
HE CHARGE of
About the begin-
In the mean time, a Dutch veffel, with European troops and Buggafes an board, arrived in the river, of which the Governor informed the Nabob, who difpatched an order to the Dutch, forbidding them to proceed, and another order to the Indian Governor of Hughley, called the Fouzdaar, ordering him to join Governor Clive with a body of troops, and again requiring the Governor's affiftance to prevent the Dutch from proceeding up the river.
The Dutch, upon receiving the Nabob's order, folemnly promiled to o bey it; and declared that the velfel came in, by accident, for water and provifions, being driven by ftrefs of weather befide the fort of Nagapatnam,
to which he was bound; and that both veffel and troops fhould quit the river, as foon as they had taken in their refreshments. an i A detachment of our troops, however, joined with thofe of the FouxA daar,took poffeffion of the fort of Tar na, & the battery of Charnoe, which lies over-against the fort, with orders tó ftop and vifit all veffels that should pals; parties were alfo fent out, on both fides the river, to prevent any foreign troops from advancing by land.
In confequence of thefe orders, all Dutch veffels were brought to,and those without troops were fuffered to pafs But one Zuydlands, an officer of the Dutch company, having refufed to bring to and be vifited, he was detained prifoner fome hours, and then, with the veffel, difcharged by the Gover nor's order; eighteen Puggoles were found concealed on board this veffel; who were alfo difmiffed.
Against thefe tranfactions, the Dutch factory at Cbinfura remonftrated; and we replied, that we were authorized as principals, it all veffels going up by, the cuftom and law
of nations, the river, as they might introduce French troops into the country; and that, as auxiliaries to the Great Mo gul, we were bound by treaty to join his Viceroy in 'oppofing the introduc Etion of any European troops into Bengal
In the beginning of October the Nabob vifited the Governor at Bengali and, during his ftay, feven or eight o ther large Dutch veffels arrived, lower down the river, full of European fol diers and Buggofes; fome days after Fwards they began to come up the tiver; and the Dutch, at the fame time, were very bufy inlifting men of all forts at Chinfura, Caffembuzar, and Patna.
Our Governor then ordered the Calcutta, the Duke of Dorfet, and the Har
4''Disputes between the English and Dutch E. India Companies
and English forces came to a general action on fhore; and the action being decifive in our favour, the Dutch prayed a ceffation of hoftilities, and propofed terms of accommodation. A treaty was entered into, and things A brought to a speedy and amicable iffue. They difowned the proceedings of their hips down the river, owned themselves the aggreffors, and agreed to pay costs and damages; upon which the veffels we had taken were restored.
Hardwick, the only veffels in the river, to come before the town; he reinforced Tatna and Charnoe, and mounted heavy artillery there, and on the faces of the new fort which commands the river; and the militia were put under
The Dutch, as foon as they thought themselves in a condition to act, remonftrated again; and threatened to make reprisals, if we perfifted to vifit their fhips, and prevent their troops from coming up the river: We anfwered, that we had infringed none of their privileges; but that it was the Nabob's business to judge what was fit to be done with refpect to their introducing troops into Bengal; that it was under the flag of the Mogul, and by his troops, that their vellels had been vifited, and the troops prevented from coming up; and that, C therefore, they were to apply to his Viceroy, we being ready to interpofe our good offices.
Upon this, the Dutch commenced hoftilities lower down the river, by faring ball on our veffels, feizing feveral of them, pulling down our colours, and taking our people prifoners. They began also hoftilities on land, by taking down our colours at Fulta and Reapou, and burning the houses and effects of the company's tenants.
Governor Clive acquainted the Nabob with these proceedings; adding, that, as it was against us the Dutch had commenced war, he ought to confider the quarrel as fubfifting only between them and us.
Three days afterwards, the young Nabob came down with 7000 horse; upon which the Dutch, in great ter-` ror, requested Governor Clive to intercede for them, which he did; and the Nabob pardoned them upon the following conditions, to which they agreed:
1. Never to make war in the country. 2. Nor introduce, nor enlift troops, nor build forts there.
3. Nor keep on foot more than 125 foldiers, for the fervice of their factories at Chinfura, Ceffembuzar, and Patna: And,
4. To fend away all their veffels and troops immediately, upon pain of being expelled the country.
Every thing was now got ready for action, and the first blow ftruck against the Dutch was the taking poffeffion of Barnagore.
The Dutch veffels, in the mean time, advanced with their captures and prifoners; and our three veffels that followed them had orders to pafs them, and take post above the batteries; where every measure to destroy the Dutch fhips, if they fhould venture to país, was taken; but the Dutch commandant threatened the veffels, that, if they paffed, he would fire into them,
On the 21ft of November, the Dutch debarked 700 Europeans. and 800.Buggofes.
On the 24th, reftitution of our veffels was demanded, and refufed; upon which we attacked their fleet, and inirely defeated it. The fame day, the Butch attacked Col. Ford on fhore, and were there alfo repulfed with lofs.
The next day, the 25th, the Dutch
The REPLY to this CHARGE is to the
The Dutch did fhip troops at Batavia, in June 1759; but even allowing that this armament was projected a gainst Bengal, the English had no reason to imagine it was projected against them; for the Dutch have many fettlements at Bengal of great importance, for the protection of which, they are obliged to maintain troops there; which are increased, or diminished, as F circumstances require.
The Governor of Batavia therefore had a right to fend the neceffary complement of troops to Bengal; nor could any umbrage be jufly taken at it by the English.
An addition of troops was then neceflary, becaufe, during the war of the English against the French and the Pr. of Tanjour, the Dutch, though they obferved the ftrictett neutrality, fuffered greatly from the violence of the contending parties, of which many inftances are given.
That thefe troops were not intended against the English at Bengal, appears from their going firft to Coro mandel, where a reinforcement was also neceffary.
That the Englife had no right to ftop and vifit the Dutch veffels; and therefore