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According to my Promise when I took my Leave of you, I send you all the Pamphlets and Papers which have been Printed since the Dissolution of the last Parliament; among these you will find your Humble Servant no small Man, but spoken of more than once in Print: You will find I take' up whole Pages in the Examiner, and that there is a little Pamphlet written wholly upon me, and directed to me. As you are the Magistrate of the Town wherein, of all Places in the World, it concerns me most to appear a different Man, from the Person whom these Writers represent me; I address my Vindication to you, and at the same time to the whole Borough. In the first Place I must recommend to your Perusal a printed Paper, which was publifh'd in French on one side, and EngUjh on the other, and given Gratis in the open Streets: A Country Gentleman of my Acquaintance, who was going into Wales the next Day, receiv'd one of them from a Boy distributing them in Cheapfide, and made me a Present of it. I will trouble you only with the Englijh.

.A most Humble Address or Memorial presented U Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, by the Deputy of the Magistrates, of Dunkirk to H«r Majesty.

May it please your most Excellent Majesty, (THE Sieur Tuggbe, Deputy of the Magistrates of Dunkirk to your Majesty, to ( implore your Clemency in relation to the fn4 tended Demolition of the Fortifications and 4 Port of the said Town, had entertain'd Hopes

* that by the most humble Representations he 4 had presum'd to make, touching the extreme ( Misery to which the said Demolition willre

• dace Eighteen Thousand Families that make 4 upthatCity, your Majesty's Mercy m ight have 4 been moved, and that according to his most re*

< spectral Request, he might have o btain'd the

< Preservation at least of the Mole or Dikes of 4 that Port. But he was as it were Thunder4 struck by the Denunciation which my Lord 4 Viscount Bolingbroke made to him, that your 4 Majesty did not think fit to make any Alteration

< in the dreadful Sentence you have pronounc'd 4 against that Town, and that 'tis your Majesty's 4 Pleasure that Sentence should be executed in 4 its full Extent. Tho' stunn'd by this Blow, 4 the Sieur Tuggbe yet presumes to approach

< once more your Majesty's awful Throne, be4 ing thereto encouraged by the Benefit your Ma4 jesty's Clemency pours down on all the Na4 dons of the Earth; and with trembling to 4 represent to your Majesty, that he does not 4 demand that theWorks that may serve either for

* the Attack or Defence of Dunkirkbs preserved,

J either c either on the Landside, or towards the Sea. 4 The unfortunate Inhabitants of Dunkirk are no

* longer concern'd for those magnificent Works,

* that strike Terror on all the Beholders. The

* Magistrates only beg the Preservation of the 4 Mole and Dikes that form and keep up the Hat4 bour, thereby to preserve to their People only

* their necessary Subsistence, by enabling them 'to carry on their HerringFishing,and some other 4 smallTradealongtheGoast.

4 Your Majestyendued with Native Clemency { and Christian Charity, of which all Nations 4 feel the benign Influence, desiresnottoreturn

* Evil for Evil; nor does your Majesty admit it

* in your Resolutions any sarther than it is in4 dilpensably necessary according to Political 4 Views, and agreeable to the Welfare of your 4 own Subjects. The Sieur Tugghe will pre4 fume to observe to your Majesty that the Pre4 servation of the Harbour of Dunkirk, in the 4 naked Condition it has been Represented, will 4 neither be inconsistent either with the Politi4 cal Views of Great Britain, or the Welsare 4 and Good of the Brtti/h Subjects, but rather 4 Beneficial to both.

* Dunkirk has had the Misfortune to become

* the Object of Great Britain's Indignation,either 4 by the Sea Armaments the King made there,and 4 which during the late Wars may havedisturb'd 4 the Tranquility of your Majesty's Kingdoms, 4 and retarded the Execution of your Majesty's 4 Projects, or by the Privateering of its Inhabi4 tants, which has often annoy'd and molested 4 theTradeof your Majesty's Subjects. But in the 4 Condition to which your Petitioner begs its 4 Harbour to be reduc'd, that is, divested of all

C its 4 its Works and Fortifications, and its Mole 4 and Dikes only preserv'd, it will never bcable,

* whatever War (which God avert) may hap

* pen for the future, either to form any Obstacle 4 to your Majesty's Projects, or to disturb the 4 Trade of your Majesty's Subjects, since in 4 such a Condition it will be an open Town, 4 both on the Land and Sea side, abandon'd to

* thefirst Invader, defenceless for whom soever 4 shall possess it, and which any Enemy may en

* ter by Sea and by Land, in order to burn both

* the Ships that might be fitting out there, and

* even the Town and Harbour. Thus in such

* a Condition Dunkirk neither will nor even

* can be opposite either to your Majesty's Politi4 cal Views, or to the Welsare of your Maje4 fly's Subjects.

'The Preservation of the Harbour of Dun4 kirk without Works and Fortifications, may 4 in- fine be equally useful, and become even 4 absolutely necessary, both for your Majesty's 4 Political Views, and the Good of your Sub4 jests.

4 Your Majtsty's Political Views, chiefly in 'Times of Peace, center all in the Increase of 4 the Commerce of your Majesty's Subjects, 4 and at the same time the Welsare and Interest

* of yourSubjects lie in the Improvement of their 4 Trade. Therefore by proving that the Pre1 servation os the Harbour of Dunkirk will be 4 not only advantageous, but also necessary for

* the Commerce of the Subjects of Great Britain,

* your Petitioner hopes he shall prove all that's

* comain'd in his Second Proposition.

lFtr/l, Dunkirk is become ;he Object of the

* Jealousy of the Dutch, zivi the Dutch have

4 wish'd

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