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property taftroyd' inrtctii b which.remaining ptecfc - ably in their houfe and delivering their arms and ammunition ammunition when required, and behaving with propriety, in return for4he ItJity ihewn them j they flnli be perfectly perfectly fecu re, and p ;id .for whatever fhall be wanted for the King's fervice . ' ; - . l" f& ""' - K v Given unJcr W han'd frid Qparters, signed, ... K. im y O S m - - - ' . troops iitthe.FioriJas. ' rVftftript to Colonel White's Irttcr to Governor Houflon, . dated November 3, ; - . - ' " TJie vithiu Pro lamation accompanied Cel. Frevojis anf.vtr to my tetter, by an cfm - tr with a fla?,. who attended M - jor Haberfliam on his return. I gave a fticrt, verbal anlwer by the officer, fo this purpofc, " That as we to - r tally diftgrecd in political pntviplc?, and as a Soldier, " I had nothing to do with the aithi s of leti:kt jon - - - " therefore fhcuU tr.e matter to a de.ilion in the cc eIJ." In the morning of the z?th of November Colonel John M'Intofh, comm aiding cfKccr in Fort Morns, received the following from Lieut. Col. Fufer, commanding a body of Britirh rroops, who had the night before taken pal - It men of tne tipper tnu v inc iova - ji uuhi.ui;. Sunbury, Nov. 5, 1778. 2 o'clock in the morning. SIR, iOtJ cannot be ignorant that four arra:es are 111 motion to rfcdu.e province ; tne one is already under the guns of your fort, and may be joined when I tr.iiik proper by Col. Prevoii, v. - ?iois no.v at the Meeting - houfe. The reiift'ince you tan or intend to make, will on y bring definition definition upon this country. Oil the contrary, if you deliver deliver me the fort which you command, lay down your .'inns, and remain neuier until the f tte of America is determined, determined, yon ball, as well as all the inhabita ts of this parish, parish, remain in the peaceable potte ' 0:1 of your p oj ?rty. , Your anfwer, which I expccl in an hour's time, will determine determine the fate of this country, whether it is to belaid in alhes or remain as above propofed. I am, Sir, your mo ft obedient, &C L V. FUSE R, Col. 6th regiment, and Commander of his Malcfty's rocps in To Georgia, on his Majefty's fervice. Cnpt.iin Thomas Morris, Commander of the fort in Sunbury. On the OutjliU P S. Since this letter is clofed, fome of your people . have been 'tiring Scattering mot about the town. I am to inform yau, tnat if a ftcp is not put to fuch irregular proceedings, proceedings, I ihali burn a houfe for every (hot fo fired. . This letter was brought into the fore by Major Lane, who foon "returned with the following anfwer, which he delivered to Col. Fufer. Fort Morris, Nov. 25, 1778 S I R," XT B acknowledge we ?re.not ignorant that your army is in motion to ct.Mui'our to reduce this ft'ite : "we believe it entirely chimerical that Colon! Ptevoft is at the Mcing - hou:"e j " bur lliould it be f, we are in no degree apprehenlive of danger from a junction of i: is army with, yours. Ve have no property, compired with the objeft we contend. for, th - t we value a rulh, and woul l rather perifii in a vigorous defence than accept of your propofals. We, Sir, are figiiting the battle of America, and therefore therefore difdain to - remain neuter till its fate is dete mined. As to furrendering the ibrt, receive this laconic reply. COME AND TAKE IT. Major Lane, whom I fend with this letter, is directed to fatisfy you witn rtfpeft to tae irregular loofe firing mentioned on the back of your letter. I iiavt the honour to be, Sir, vour mo cbed'ent - &r J OH N.M'IN TOSH, Lieutenant Colone 4 of the Continental troops. Lieuf. Col. L. V. Fuse r, Of his Britannic Ala city's troops rh Georgia. About half paft eleven o'clock, A. M Major Lane returned, returned, after having ficniried to Col. Fufer. that the loofe firing complained of was intended to prevent the Britilh troops from plundering the town ; rnd as to his threatening threatening to burn a houfe for every (hot, the Major remonftrated to Col. Ffer, that fuch a pror - eediug would be rather fa - vage and inhuman j but if he was determined to do iu - - in crdtr to convince them ho - v little we were to be deterred by fuc; threats, as foon as he burnt a hoafe at one end of the town, we would apply a torch to the other, and U t the fumes meet in the center by a mutual Conflagration. u 11 - I CHARLE& - TOWN, (Sruth - Carolina,) December 1. : Since the receipt of the foregoing particulars, we learn, that the enemy have as luddenly aban ioned the ftate cf Georgia as they invaded it, and retired into Eaft Florida. That their hafty retreat was occalibned by an exprefs fent to Col. Prtvofi, advifing him of a naval and Lmd force Coming ag.inft him frcm hence, who might Cut off his retreat retreat j and by the fudden appearance of fom? veffels,. at the fame time, oiFSunbury, which they apprehended to be our fleet : But that, previous to their going off,, thy had fent away near icoo head of cattle, fome lhcep, about oo hor fes, ac et - .roe?', and other plunder, i hat altho' the enemy enemy had destroyed almort every thing in their way, with jn a mile of each fide of the road fouth of Ogeachie, yet many buildines nd other property, fuppofed to have b en buret and deftroy ed, were after their departure, found untouched untouched : And that Col. Prevofl had, in fcveral inftances, lliswn that humaniry and generofity for which Britilh officers officers were formerly 'dill iHguiflied. That the land force which came againft Georgia, confifted ot 86 regulars and about 50 Sccfelites and ruigersin one body, who entered entered the country at Fort Howe, and marched on by land, uijrjer Col. Prevoft while between .4 and 500 regulars, in Another body, commanJed by Col. Fufer, landed up - m Colonel's ifland near Sunbury, fordakl at low - water, and marched into that towu. That the enemy's naval force conf! (ti of no more than the 11; ip Lord Germaineof 10 guns and vpsnnders) the brig Spitfire of i. the (loop Mufquitoof to, the flr.op Tonyn's Revengeof 8, a large galley with two iz or 18 pounders in her bow, a large flat, and st number of bo.ts, &e rrofuof them mounting 1 or fwivels, and ; enerally Jay at St Simon's inlet. And that after Col. Fufer withdrew from Sunbury, the two - bodies joined ai Newport ferry, where they intrenched, two coyer and give time to Hieir hunters to get off with the tattle and whn that wa.2 acccmphlhed they followed, A great Variety of coe&ure having been formed concerning concerning this expedition, we (Sail give our readers a few of them. One is, Thai they came only to forage 1 Another, Another, That it was tmdertakeu merely to pacity the clamours clamours of the difconteuted Scbfelitts, by giving thenyan - oppcrtunitv to plunder, 'til thep - and Icheme m which it '; . was intended to employ them mould be ripe : Another, Tnat they had fome more extenfive objett in view, and a part of their plan had failed tuem 5 perhaps their fcaip - ing brethren and the numerous bands of Tories they ex - . peeled to co - operate wirh them, did not appear at the time appointed : Another, that it was a prcjea, to itop - thc - fale of eaates of attainted perfons and endeavour to get oh? their flaves . Another, that the enemy were impelled impelled by the want of a fufficient fupply cf proviGoas, and the cenfequent dread of a famine, to rifk their who e 'ftrength to procure cattle But tr.e opinion that fi ems to be mod probable, is the following : That the late expedition expedition is only partVofonr, long fiMCe pro efted by rfrftlefs, artful, fpecioa and afpiring d.ferter and betrayer betrayer of his country, the .well - known Moses Kikkland, improved by Governor Tonyn, the Indian agent, and General General Grant, lor the conquell of thefe fouthern ftates, with a v.e,v to fhire the fpo 1 among A them, and with the Loyal. Refugees, as they flile Wie.jCl ves, who during the - prefent glorious coiHeit,4iave bafely deferted their countr, and put therrtfelves under the protection of the Britiih generals at Nw - York. That General Sir Henry Clinton, when convinced by experience that it would cot be poilibie for all the force of Britain to fubjugate America, fmJingthefc people both troublefome and txpenfive, willing willing to get rid of them as decently as poilibie, and defirous at the (ametime to 'prevent an increafe of penfiouers on the Bntifli government at taft fo tar adopted Mr. Kirk - land's plaD, as to form thTm into regiments, fumilh them with arms, and the means for an embarkation and invafi - on of thefe ftates, with full liberty to fpread devaluation and ruin to the extent cf their inclination and abilry, and a promife, if they can conquer, of the beft plantations & mofi valuable gangs of flaves, in proportion as they Hull diliinguilh themftlves, toethe - . with a government on the BritiiTieflal.Iiflim - .nt, an J fuch ofrker. (rora among them - felves) as the king mail be pleafed to approve of. lhat to forward thefe purpofes, orlers have ben fent to the troops and banditti in Eafi - Elorda, to make a rapid incurfion into Georgia at a fixed periol,' for fecuring the inoft advantageous advantageous pofts to favour, future operatioas ; and :o the Indian fuperintendent, at the - f ime time, to pour the Savage Savage Allies of Britain, with the horrcrs of their warfare, warfare, into the heart of the fertiements, under the guidance of Richard Pears, &c. whj'e.rhe emiffaries cf Britain, difperfed thrcugn t.'iefe flstes under a variety of d fuifes, from the eaftem more of Alary land quite to Florida, mould prepare the ignorant, and tne wicked ou tea ft 8 of each, to repair to their ftandard : Eur, thr - t the E ft - Floridians, too eager to carry their part ot the plan into execution, had penetrated into the country rather precipitately ; be - . itig, perhaps, de wived by their reliance on the Indians, and the Tory embarkation providentially delayed, difperfed difperfed by a ftorrn, or prevented by the unexpected news of the Marquis de Bouille's operations in the Veft - Indies. Ee thefe conjectures wtll founded or not, it certainly behoves behoves us to be fpiritedly active, and thoroughly gu rde 1, aga nft every 'poftible ev 1 that may be brourht upon usr by our declared or infinitely more dangerous concealed enemies. Nov. 2?. Monday and Tuefday next are the days on. which we are to elect Senators and Members of the H jufe of Reprefentatives, under" the new Conftitutich, to ferve for two years - when, it is heped, every friend to fo glorious an eftablifliment, who has a right to vote, ill give tHat attention which is due to fo important ah object, andexer.ife his own judgment, uninfluenced in his choice by anyot: er confideration than who will moft ably, dif - infereftedly, diligently and faithfully ferve his country. B O S T O N, January 14. Extract of a letter from Providence, January " Laft Saturday a flag came from Newport to Warwick Neck, with letters from Prefcot to General Sullivan ; and on her return, meeting with a floop bound up here, laden with 500 bufhels of rye and a quamity of flour (commanded (commanded by two boys, the - men having gone sfliore) thought ; proper to order her. for Newport as it is fai.1. She is now in Newport. By their accounts, they have but twelve days breid and ten days rice and their army confifts of - coo, - including women and children j 5461 fighting mea among them." 1 - caua, ver him man, m a that Mr. D U N L A P, 7T HE R E are fome words which, almoft every day of late, I hear Applied in fuch a manner, as to me is fcarcely intelligible. Now, Sir, as I am not one of thofe zealots, who with to make war upon (he Englhh language, becaufe we are at war with the oaf ion, I mould think it btft to ufe words according'to their .old meanmg ; at leafl till lome new fixed meaning can be applied to them. The word gentleman, for Inftance, ufed to imply fame degree of civility, A certain refinement of raancers was found in the converfation of a gentleman y .which always gave pleafure, if not improvement. I with thofe, who at prefent hold the rank of gentlemen, would .give us leave to preferve the old idea : I wifh they woul ftudy more civility. civility. A rough, overbearing carriage, and a contempt of their fellow citizens are accompiifliments, which might be fpared from the character of gentlemen To argue or cfifpufe ufed once to import a calm, difpaf - fionate exertion of the powers ofre ifon in purfuit of truth. Now - a - days it confifts of loud, paftlonate lauguage aod in - fulting exprelHons j fuch as admit of fcarce any other anfwer anfwer than the argumentum baeculinum ; and fuch ar, there 13 reafon to Tear, will fhortly briag every qucftion to be de:ided by thaf - rnode of reafoning. Time was vhen an argument was not thought to be fortified by infult, and honeft men were net perfuaded by being treated as if they were villains and robbers. Honour is a word of old ftanding in our language. Honour, . f believe, till of late, was ever confidcrei as comprehending integrity. It was indeed fometh'ng mere than integrity ; but integrity was ever deemed an effential part of honour. Lord Clive, for inftance, with all his wealth and . fame, did not acquire the character of a man of honour; becaufe his wealth and. fame were built upon fuccefsful villainy : He was raid f integrity. Qn the tier poor cacy with lmg In held brave yet ims Sir, wert fuch the. if at the from wife the to the ion jen i part fent to to I or 1 Keep 10 S At and bu wo: A a an out , of The ( & to for J to fore this

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  1. The Pennsylvania Packet,
  2. 30 Jan 1779, Sat,
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