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* The had pronounced against the Town. Mr. 6 IRONSIDE, I think you would do an Act « worthy your general Humanity, if you would • put the Sieur Tugghe right in this Matter, and « let him know, That her Majesty has pro( nounced no Sentence against the Town, but • his mof Christian Majesty has agreed that the * Town and Harbour shall be Demolished.
• That the British Nation expect the imme• diate Demolition of it.
That the very common People know, that • within two months after the signing of the ? Peace, the Works towards the Sea were to • be demolished, and within three Months after • it the Works towards the Land.
That the said Peace was signed the last of • March, O. S.
That the Parliament has been told from the • Queen, that the Equivalent for it is in the Hands of the French King. .
That the Sieur Tægghe has the Impudence • to ask the Queen to remit the most material • Part of the Articles of Peace between Her • Majesty and his Master.
(That the British Nation received more Da. • mage in their Trade from the Port of Dun• kirk, than from almost all the Ports of France, • either in the Ocean or in the Mediterra
* That Fleets of above thirty Sail have come • together out of Dunkirk during the late War,
and taken Ships of War, as well as Merchant
That the Pretender failed from thenee to & Scotland; and that it is the only Port the i Frenob have till you come to Breft, for the
whole Length of St. George's Channel, where • any considerable Naval Armament can be « made.
That destroying the Fortifications of Dun. • kirk is an inconsiderable Advantage to Eng. 6 land, in Comparison to the Advantage of de• Atroying the Mole, Dykes and Harbour, it be* ing the Naval Force from thence which on
ly can hurt the British Nation. i That the British Nation expe&t the imme diate Demolition of Dunkirk.
• That the Dutch, who suffered equally ' with us from those of Dunkirk, were proba
bly induced to sign the Treaty with France *from this Consideration, That the Town and ? Harbour of Dunkirk should be destroyed.
"That the Situation of Dunkirk is such, as • that it may always keep Runners to observe rall Ships sailing on the Thames and Medway.
" That all the Suggestions, which the Sicur • Tuggbe brings concerning the Dutch, are false " and scandalous. : "That whether it may be advantagious to • the Trade of Holland or not, that Dunkirk ( fhould be demolish'd, it is necessary for the • Safety, Honour and Liberty of England that • it should be fo.
That when Dunkirk is demolished, the Power of France, on that fide, should it co • ver be turned against us, will be removed
several hundred Miles further off of Great • Britain than it is at present..
"That after the Demolition there can be no considerable Preparation made at Sea by the • French in all the Channel but at Breft; and that Great Britain being an Island,' which
IRONS Dunkirk to Bricain as far
• cannot be attacked but by a Naval Power, " we may esteem France effectually removed by the Demolition from Great Britain as far as the Distance from Dunkirk to Breft.
• Pray, Mr. IRONSIDE, repeat this last • Particular, and put it in a different Letter, (That the Demolition of Dunkirk will remove • France many hundred Miles further off from • us; and then repeat again, That the British • Nation expects the Demolition of Dunkirk.
"I demand of you, as you Love and Ho. nour your Queen and Country, that you in• sert this Letter, or speak, to this purpose,
your own way; for in this all Parties must • agree, that however bound in Friendship one
Nation is with another, it is but prudent,
that, in case of a Rupture, they should be, • if possible, upon equal Terms.
. Be Honest, old NESTOR, and say all'
this; for what ever half-witted hot Whigs s may think, we all value our Estates and Li. 6 berties, and every true Man of each Party
must think himself concerned that Dunkirk • should be Demolished.
It lies upon all who have the Honour to • be in the Ministry to hasten this Matter, and o not let the Credulity of an honest brave Peoople be thus infamously abused in our open Streets.
. I cannot go on for Indignation; but pray • God that our Mercy to France may not cs. pose us to the Mercy of France.
Your Humble Servant,