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* The had pronounced against the Town. Mr. 'IRONSIDE, I think you would do an A&

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 moft 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 • Marcb, 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 Tuggbe 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 Damage in their Trade from the Port of Dunkirk, than from almost all the Ports of France, • either in the Ocean or in the Mediterranean.

• T'hat Fleets of above thirty Sail have come • together out of Dunkirk during the late War, • and taken Ships of War, as well as Merchant • Men.

(That the Pretender failed from thenee to Scotland; and that it is the only Port the i Frenob have till you come to Brest, for the

whole

. whole Length of St. George's Channel, where any considerable Naval Armament can be made.

. That destroying the Fortifications of Dunkirk is an inconsiderable Advantage to Eng. 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.

That the British Nation expect the imme diate Demolition of Dunkirk. That the Dutch, who suffered equally with us from those of Dunkirk, were probably 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 ' all Ships sailing on the Thames and Medway.

1 nat all the Suggestions, which the Sieur Tuggbe brings concerning the Dutch, are

falce ľ 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 thould be fo.

That when Dunkirk is demolished, the Power of France, on that fide, should it e 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 Ifland, which

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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 mult

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 Honelt, old NESTOR, and say all' • this; for what-ever half-witted hot Whigs c may think, we all value our Estates and Li. • berties, and every true Man of each Party 1 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 « not let the Credulity of an honest brave Peo< ple be thus infamously abused in our open

Streets.

. I cannot go on for Indignation ; but pray . God that our Mercy to France may not er:

pose us to the Mercy of France.

Your Humble Servant,

English Tory.

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In Defence of the

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Of Auguft the 7th, 1713.

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A LETTER to the Bailiff of Stockbridge.

Printed in the Year MDCCXV.

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