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vered. What may not therefore be hoped from him, when his judgement is thoroughly ripened by experi


The prince is an early riser. In the morning he goes on the parade, after which, if business permit, he either walks or rides out. The court sits down to dine at two o'clock, all is over by four, and, if not too long detained in the audience chamber, he goes twice a week to the playhouse. His majesty is generally there Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. The play is commonly finished by nine o'clock, except on particular occasions,-all is hush in the palace by eleven o'clock.

Count Bernstorff, as minister for foreign affairs, is well known all over Europe, for his knowledge and perspicuity in doing businefs. Count Schimmelman, finance minister, has perhaps the most arduous task to perform of any man in Denmark. The finances of this country, from a series of events, which would be tedious to repeat, and uninteresting to your readers, have been long in disorder. The revenues, though sufficient, have not been applied to effective purposes. Hence the crown has been obliged to contract foreign debts. When disorder happens at the fountain, the branches cannot be free. If we suppose, therefore, that before the prince royal took an active had increased, were. part in the government, these evils' increasing, and ought to be diminished,' is it to be wondered at, that Count Schimmelman, who was at that time called to be finance minister, fhould become an object of public raillery. Those who derived no emoluments from the abuses, think he has done too little, while those who profited by them, think he has done a great deal too much. An angel in that situation could not have escaped reproach. His talk was a most difficult one to perform; and there are circumstances that have rendered the task still more difficult, which I fhall explain at another time.

'Count Reventlow is an able afsistant to the finance minister, though in a different department. He is a man of a clear judgement and steady application. It is to him in part we owe the new regulations respecting the boors, which do honour to his feelings as a man, and his judgement as a minister.

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The arts, manufactures, and trade, have been deemed below the notice of gentlemen in Denmark. Agricul ture must of course fhare the same fate. It is, however, with pleasure I inform you, there is an appearance of 2 happy alteration in favour of these useful, and hitherto neglected profefsions. A superficial education has been the only accomplishment of a gentleman. To talk French, German, a little English,-to be able to dance gracefully, and play at cards, were all the requisites necefsary. To be acquainted with mankind, to know themselves, their own, or any other country, absolute folly. People of quality supposed those under them an inferior kind of beings, created for their purposes. The change which is daily observable in these opinions, originates with the prince royal, whose opinion appears to be, that actions, not rank, dignify the character.'

Thus far my ingenious correspondent, whose farther remarks on that country shall be reserved till another occasion. May this prince be preserved from the hands of the afsafsin, and long be spared to add to the happiness of his people, and the prosperity of his country!


AN American loyalist, who had been asked to purchase a ticket for general Burgoyne's benefit, at one of the theatres in London-replied- I have paid enough for his sword in America, and am determined to give nothing for his pen in England'

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Being an extract of a letter obligingly communicated to the Editor by a gentleman of eminence in Britain.

March 24. 1791.

IN N my last to you, by way of Batavia, I endeavoured to inform you of our wretched situation here; and acquainted you, that we had unanimously resolved to lengthen out the scanty remains of our provision, by our united exertions, in gardening, fishing, &c. By the diligent use of such means, we did not despair of being able to hold out until the supply should return from Batavia.

But we had dropped all thoughts of receiving any relief from England for some considerable time; as we judged such ships as might have sailed for this port were unfortunately lost.

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Our savings in the public store were but very small from all we could do, but still we continued chearful, and determined to persevere.

We were preparing to commemorate the birth day of our royal master, with his excellency the governor, when, about three in the afternoon, of the 3d of June, the flag, at the entrance of the harbour, was displayed, as a signal for a sail in sight; and in the evening of the same day the hip Lady Juliana came safely to an anchor in the lower part of the harbour.

• The glad tidings were soon communicated through our little town, and received with great joy and gratitude. And our pleasure was increased from the afsurance given us of his majesty's perfect recovery, from a late alarming, and almost fatal illness.

A day of thanksgiving to God for his happy recovery was ordered to be given here; and an addrefs was drawn

up, to which we almost all signed our names, and presented it to the governor to be forwarded to England.

'We are now informed that his majesty's fhip Guardian had struck an island of ice on her passage hither, and with the utmost difficulty returned back to the Cape of Good Hope, with the lofs of some lives, all the cattle, and the greatest part of both public and private property.

This unfortunate accident, which happened in December 1789, confirmed our suspicions of some mischance interve ning, and reducing us to the severe distresses which we suffered.

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The Lady Juliana had on board two hundred and twenty-five female convicts, with two years provisions for them only. So that, saving the good tidings of other ships being forwarded in their passage here, we had little to expect from any relief she could give us. They were re

markably healthy throughout the voyage, most likely from the judicious plan of affording them tea, sugar, and soap, with frequent refreshments by the way. Cleanliness and comforts ought to be attended to rigidly on a passage so distant and dangerous as this is, as many lives will certainly be sacrificed.

'We were entertaining ourselves with the abundance of news which had transpired, and anticipating the arrival of supplies, which we were given to understand could not be far distant, when, on Sunday the 20th of June, the Justinian of London, arrived safe in the cove, after a passage of five months, only, loaded with provisions for the settle


'This seasonable relief brought us full allowance, and dispelled that gloom, and fear of famine, which had been likely to visit us.

'By this, fhip, we learned, that part of a corps, raised for the service of this country, were forward on their passage,

in three transports, having on board a considerable body of convicts. And that the major commandant would hortly follow-in his majesty's fhip, Gorgon, with the remaining part of the troops.

'The marines, who are to be relieved by the new corps, feel great satisfaction at the prospect of getting home; but they are surprised to hear, that the cause of their being relieved is attributed to disagreements among the offi


That very unpleasant differences have taken place between their commandant and the governor, we are all well aware of. Who is right, or who wrong, will certainly hereafter be made known. But it is a grievous hardship,

that unconcerned individuals fhould, by misrepresentation, be involved in such affairs, or be deprived of that merit which is so dearly bought by their services in this country.

'Much credit is due to Mr Maitland, the master of the Justinian, for his expedition on the voyage, which he assured us would have been completed in four months, but for the untoward and boisterous weather he met with on this coast.

This ship was followed by the Surprise, on the 26th of June, and by the Neptune, and Scarborough transports, on the 29th, all of them after a passage of little more than five months.

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The Neptune embarked two officers of the troops, and forty-two soldiers, four hundred and thirty-three male convicts, seventy-eight females, six convicts wives, free women, and thirteen children. They lost on the passage one hundred and sixty-two, and landed two hundred and sixtynine sick at the hospital.

The Surprise had on board two officers and thirty-eight troops, one of whom died on the passage, and two hundred

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