l *qs%3S=SS=9===S5SSSS=3= £ = F WANTED TO PURCHASE, any part of the Sea Coast of Carnarvon- ihire or Merionethshire, shire or Merionethshire, A BATHiNG LODGE, with 30 or 40 acres of Land adjoining to it; also an Estate of '*0 or three HUNDRD POUNDS per anntim .ntiguous to the Lodge, or within a short dis- 4uce of it. Application to be made to-theJRriater of this »l»er. Notice of Sale. MR. BROSTER, respectfully informs the Public, that Hit! very extensive LIBRARY, tAINTINGS, PRINTS, BUSTS, STATUES, and phi- %°Sop,ucAL APPARATUS, of the late Rev. JAS. ^JNfield, will be SOLD BY AUCTION, in .course of the Next Month, of which previous °t,pe will he given in this paper, and Catalogues be ready for delivery before f-e sale. The kn OWN TASTB and CLASSICAL KNOW- I Je°GG of that much respected Clergyman, ren- lecr 11 uuneceS £ itry t0 expatiate upon this col- TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, M»e Bull's Head Inn, in the town of Llan- fn' 'n "ie county °f Anglesey, on Friday the «0t'U Jay of April 1810, between the hours of and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, subject to lucl) conditions as shall he then produced, Unless disposed of in the mean time hy private CQntract, of which due notice will be given ON II: UN 01 V wED MO IETY OF Air. that MESSUAGE, TENEMENT, and LANDS, with the APPURTENANCES tl :retln.to belongll1g, situate lying and being in 1(i Parish of Llangrisf iolus, in the county of An- commonly called and known by the name el h Penrhose Issaf, now in the occupation of H ugb Roberts. or further particulars apply to, Mr. EVANS, ■^ttoruey, Carnarvon. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. WHEREAS Jane Jones and Catherine a Jones, both of Carnarvon, Druggists th ^'roccrs> have by Indenture assigned over e e,r Estate and Effects to a Trustee, for the j^'al benefit of such of I he Creditors of the said toalt Jones and Catherine Jones, as shall signify yie said Trustee or his Solicitor, their con- jJV to accept the benefit of the trusts of the said f Venture, and execute the same on or before e 1st day of June next. Notice is hereby Given, lat the said Indenture of Assignment is left at g ^office of Mr. Givnne Griffith, in Carnarvon, si lei or to t e saiti Trustee, for the perusal and j'Siature of such of the creditors of the said Jane °nes, and Catherine Jones, as may-think proper <> accept the provision thereby made for them "hin the time aforesaid. Carnarvon, 2Qlh March, 1810. I TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, 4t the Sportsman Inn, in the town of Carnarvon, Saturday the 21st day of April I81G, be- tween the hours of 3 and 5 o'clock in the after- noon, subject to such conditions as shall be Jhen produced, unless disposed of in the mean ''TOe private contract, of which due notice *'11 be given :— I^Hat MESSUAGE, TENEMENT, and SA LANDS, with the APPURTENANCES,; uate lying arid being in the parish of Llanrug, k 'he counly of Carnarvon, commonly called and I flown by the name of Tyddyn'rhiddig, now in ^^occupatioE of Edward Williams, as tenant at .1\ This farm adjoins those valuable commons and ,eel> walk called Rhosifig and Cetndu, upon '•h the tenant has an unlimitted right, and ,"fn the same are divided under a late Inclosure considerable allotments will be attached to the above tenement. j All those three dwelling-houses and large gar- rPUs, situate in southern Penrallt in the town of ■arnarvon, now in the occupation of Jane Jones, ^f'ffith Owen, and William Owen, as tenants at gardens are in a pleasant south aspect, k^0" which 16 or 18 good dwelling-houses may ^••ilt and set to great advantage. |> *nd all that dwelling-house, situate in northern |,et-talit in the said town of Carnarvon, now in Vp^fityOationof Henry Charles, mariner. J^.Urtber particulars may be had, by applying "Mr, EVANS'S Office, Carnarvon. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At the house of Elias Evans, at Bangar Quay, 00 Saturday the 7ttt day of April next, at four clockin the afternoon, subject to such con- ditions as shall he then produced ALL ifeat MESSUAGE, STABLE YARD, PASSAGE,, and PREMISES, situate and ft,e'ng in the Town of Bangor, in the County of Carnarvon, adjoining a certain house called the c;r°wn, now in the occupation of Mr.. James ru,ching and William Griffith, shoemaker, eon- "lilig in front 18 feet, and running backward feet or thereabouts, Also an that GARDEN-PLOT, Piece or ;Irc.el of Land, situate and being in L6n y popty, J,n the Town of Bangor aforesaid, containing in r°»t and along Lon y popty aforesaid, 29 feet ?! hereabouts, running in depth backward)!, feet or thereabouts, now in the occupation of Anomas Griffith, joiner. And also acompact FARM, with a Dwelling- £ Use and Outbuildings, called Tyn y lone, in Paris!) of Llanlleched, i« the said County of thrarvon, most advantageously situate within t?ree miles of the Town of Bangor, and adjoining -Ve Turnpike-road in leading from Bangor to ^Qn»ny, consisting of 17 A. OR. Oj?, or there- j °«*s, of excellent arable, meadow, and pasture now or late in the occupation of Wili'Uini 'js and other?. "he respective Tenants will shew the Prerai- ,s; and further particulars may he had onappli- to Mr. RG8S*TS, AUoruef and Notary Uangor, Valuable Freehold Estate in Flintshire. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, The latter end of May, or the beginning of June next: IN LOTS. AVery Valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, ./TL containing upwards hundred and fifty acres of arable, meadow, and pasture land, ¡ divided into several compact farms, with con- venient buildings, let to respectable tenants, and capable of great improvement; under several of the lots, there are seams of coal, one of which is j now working to great advantage. Also one third of the royalty of lead ore and coal, under several thousand acres of land, within the said parish of Mold, in which are included the valuable mines ofLlynypundû and Peny fron, and the Nant Mawr coal work. The estate is situate in the parish and vale of Mold, within the distance of 12 miles of the city of Chester, and the town of Wrexham, 9 miles from the town of Ruthin, and 6 from the port of Flint, and the whole of the property lies con- venient for lime. Particulars will be ready for delivery in the course of the month and in the mean time, any further information may be obtained at Mr. WYNNE'S office in Mold. Mold, I March 6, 1810. S CARNARVONSHIRE. RHOSHIPVVVAUN INCLOSURE. I the undersigned, the Commissioner ap- pointed by an Act of Parliament patscd in the 42d year of the reign of his present Majesty, entitled, "an Act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, a tract of com mom and waste lands, called Rhoshirwaun, situate in the several parishes of Aberdaron, Llanfaclrhys, and Bryucroes, in the county of Carnarvon." Do hereby give Notice, that the next public meeting for pnt ting the said Act into execution, will be held at the house of Mr. Dkvji) Ricc, known by the name of the Crown and Anchor inn, in the town of Pwllheli in the said counly of Carnarvon, on Wednesday the 25th day of April next, telien and ithere all such person and persons as have already purchased any part of the said, common and waste, lands, and whose contracts have not been forfeited and declared null and void, are requested to conte prepared to pay their respective purchaseTitoneg* Ai,d it being provided by the said Act, that the expences of obtaining and pa,sing. the sana; and all other incidental charges and expence-> wl af- MMive.r, for or by reason of, or preparatory t,j:t\ divjtling and inclosing of the said common and waste lands, aad of carrying the said Act into compleai. execution, shall be paid by sale of any part of the lands so to he inclosed the following additional portions of the said common, WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At the house of the said JNIr, DAVID RICE, on Wednesday-the wild 25thiiay of April next,, at the hour of 2 o afternoon oft he same day, subject to such conditions as shall he then and there produced: A. R. P. LOT t. A portion of the said common cotitainitig 8 3 10 2. ditto. i2 3 3 3. ditto.23 o 25 4. ditto 6 1 25 5. ditto );1 1 16 ft, ditto ] 7 1 14 %"ditto 77 3 8? ditto with 6 iucroachinents.. 68 3 4(L. The first seven lotg commence at Pant Pali near Rhyd Has Gate, and extend in a direct line on the south side along the intended new road, till it joins the road leading from Bryucroes to Aberdaron. Lot eight is situate on the east side of the road leading from Bryucroes to Aberdaron, and ad- joins the proueitipt. of Sir Robert Williams Vaughau, bart. and Richard Edwards, Esq. A. R. P. LoT 9. A portion of the said common containing 4 0 26 10. ditto. 8 2 3 These lots adjoin Tockyn Morgrig, on the south east side of the road, leading from Bryucroes to Aberdaron, and on the easterly side the intended new road from Meillionydd, to join the said road from Bryucroes to Aberdaron. A. R. P. 11. A portion of the said com- mon, with one incroach- nient, containing. 12 2 13 12. do. with 4 do. do. 13 I L5 13. do. with 1 do. 2 14. do. with 2 do. do. 10 2 6 15. do. with 4 do. do. 17 3 6 1ft. do. with 2 do. do. 75 0 27 IT. do. with 1 dot do. 14 3 0 18. do. with 2 do. do. 69 3 38 19. do. with 1 do. do. 5 3 37 20. do. with 2 do. do. IT 0 18 21. do. with 1 do. do. 10 0 35 22. do. with 1 do. do. 24 0 28 23. do. with 2 do. do. 32 3 80 24. do. with 4 do. do. 29 0 16 25. do do. 24 2 19 The last mentioned lots are bounded on the south west by Bryn hynog, the property of R. Edwards, Esq. on the westerly side by Tair Gwraig* the property of the said R.Edwards, on the northerly side by Caera, the property of Mr. Ellis Roberts,, and on the easterly side, by the properties of the Hon. Mrs, Finch, Sir Robt. Williames Vanghan, bart. and others, and are divided by the road leading from Boilgaea to Porth Colmon. liated this 6It day ol March, 1810. BEN. WYATT, Commissioner. For further particulars respecting the sale, apply to, the Commissioner, at his residence at Lime Grove, uearBangor; at the Office of Mr. Glynne Griffith, Solicitor, Carnarvon; to Mr. R. Owen, Land Surveyor, Llariengliciie(lic, Anglesey; amj at-the place of sale, where plans of the different allotments arc left fpr infection. I TO BE SOLD BY PRIV lTE CONTRACT. ALL that CAPITAL FARM, situate, lying- and being in the Parish of Llanllechid, in the county of Carnarvon, called by the name of TalyUynogwan, containinabout 1461 acres, now in Ihè. occupation of Morris Jones, and Jane Howell, as tenants at will. And all that valuable farm situate lying and bei ng, in the said parish of Llanllechid, called by the name of Talywaun, containing about 652 acres, with one half of Ogwan Pool, which is well supplied with the best Trout in North Wales,now in the occupation of Owen Evans, as tenant at will. The above Farms lie contiguous to the new post road, leading from Holyhead to Shrews- bury, and within a few miles of the new inn, at Capel Cerrig, about twelve miles from the market town of Bangor, and nine miles of Llanrwst. The land is capable pf great improvement at a small expence owing to the great travelling upon the new road, land near Cipet Cerrig is very much increased in value; these farms are well worth the attention of persons who are inclined to spe- culate in real property a new inn may be con- veniently built upon one of them: an additional inn near Capel Cerrig will answer well Further particulars may be had, by applying to Mr. J. EVANS, Attorney, Carnarvon. Sale of Stock BY AUCTION. Mr. PEKSOTT informs the Public, that he shaH sell by Auction, at Erhtsiock Hall near Over- ton, in the county of Denbigh, on Wednesday April llth, 1810. ALL the truly valuable LIVE STOCK, implements in husbandry and dairy utensils, the property of Jon-i EVANS, Esq. of Erbistock Hall aforesaid. Which consists of between twenty and thirty heads of tine useful dairy cows, a number of calving heifers, a capita.) three year old high bred bull, seven extremely handsome young draught horses and geering, two very good wag- gons, one cart, one tumbrel, plows, harrows, &c. which will be sold -without the least reserve, as Mr. EVANS has set the Farm. Catalogues, will be prepared ready for delivery within fourteen days of the Sale, and may be had at the Feathers Inn, Chester; liridgevrater Anns, Kllesmere; Cross Keys Oswestry; Bowling Green, Overton; and from Mr. Pen son, Wrexham. fV rex ham, Feb. 25, 1810. CARS .f RJ'QN. TO BE LET, AND ENTERED UPON IMMEDIATELY, rjWO commodious modern-built DWi'LL- .JL ING-HOUSES, situate in High-Street and Church-Street, in the town of Carnarvon. The House in High-Street consists of a capital entrance, a dining-parlour, and drawing-room, nearly 20 feet by 17; a break, fas,I)arloiit I7 feet by 16, a bed-room of the same size, with a dress- ing-room attached, and two other bed-rooms on the first floor five other bed-rooins in the attic story, with suitable gai-i-ets an excellent kitchen, a housekeeper's room, and other suitable offices. The House in Church-Street contains a large breakfast-parlour, dining-parlour, and tea-room, (with a racess) also two lodging-rooms on the same story with the tea-room, four excellent bed- rooms in tlw attic story, capital garrets, and a commodious kitchen. There are uncommon good vaults under each of the Dwelling-houses, and each of the Tenants may be accommodatedWith three acres of capital Laud, contiguous to the town of Carnarvon. For further particulars apply (if by letter, post-paid) to Mr. n. R. WILLIAM*, Solicitor, Carnarvon. (ONE PROPERTY.) NEW PLAN, WITH ADDITIONAL & SUPERIOR ADVANTAGES. STATE LOTTERY To be Drawn the 8th of JUNE, 1810. CONTRACTOR begs leave to call; JL the attention of the Public to the under- mentioned Scheme, containing, besides its No- velty, several grand Features and superior Bene- fits, which, it is conceived, will fully merit their approbation, and afford a chance to adventurers never given in any other Lottery, SCHEME. 4 of J £ 20,000 are £ Sn,000 4 5,000 20,000 12 1,000 12,000 20 500 10,000 20 100 2,000 44 50 2,200 36 900 4,860 1.5 72,900 And to the first drawn Prize above X 15, (not being one Of the undar-mentioned Numbers) will be given in addition to the above Money Prizes, if the said fortunate Number is of the Letter A, 100 Tickets comprised in No. 1,251 to 1,275 B, 100 ditto comprised in 3,001 to 3,025 C, 100 ditto comprised in 4,751 to 4,775 D, 100 ditto comprised in 2,501 to 2,525 With all the Prizes they may contain; upon this plan it is evident that one Ticket may gain > £ 100,000. In withdrawing so many Tickets from the quantity usually on Sale,Xalthough for the pur- pose of forming them into Four such distinguish- ed Prizes, possessing Chances hitherto unknown) the Contractor is hot insensible to the objections that may be started by those who could not pro- cure Tickets at the close of the lust Lottery,—1 he can only anticipate such Objections by an- nouncing that Tickets and Shares will be promptly distributed to every Lottery Office in the United fCingdera, j BOARD ASD LODGING. W ANTED, in a small genteel family V V (not dissenters) a Clergyman's will be preferred, in the town of Bangor, or the vicinity, for a Gentleman of respectability. Referrences will he expected and given. Terms to he tor. warded, addressed to Mr. G. Gray's Inn Coffee- House, London, which will he duly attended to. TURNPIKE TOLLS TO BE LETL Notice is hereby Given, FT1HAT the TOLLS arising at the several JL Toll Gates, known by the names of LUdiart- ysjiytty, Crickieth, Penygroes, and Tyddyn-y Coed Gates, in the county of Carnarvon, WILL BE LET BY AUCTION, to the best bidder, at the house o f D A v i D R ic c, known by the name of the Crown and Anchor, in the Town of Pwll- heli, in the county of Carnarvon, on Wednesday the 11th day of April next, between the hours of 11 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon; which Tolls produced laiit year, viz. £ s. d, Llidiartyspytty Gate and Crickieth 105 0 0 Pen y Grocs. 64 0 0 Tyddyn y Coed. 6 6 0 Above the expence of collecting them, and will be put up at those sums respectively. Whoever happens to be the best bidder, must at the same time give security with sufficient sure- ties to the satisfaction of the Trustees for the pay- ment of the Rent agreed for, and at such times as they shall direct. JOHN ELLIS, Clerk and Treasurer to the Trustees. March 24, 1810.
tHE BRITISH NAVY. A letter from Lord Melville to Mr. Perce- val, relative to the establishment of a Naval Arsenal at North fleet, is just published, a few extracts from which cannot be unacccpta- ble To our readers. Il begins lhus 11 S i it,-Jti pressed with a sense of the urgent necessity of the measure of establishing an exten- sive Naval Arsenal at NortlrHeet, I am axious to state to you the most prominent circumstances which have brought me to a decided conviction, and there is a criminal neglect on the part of his Majesty's Servants, every hour that there is any longer delay, in considering and acting upon the information which has been laid before his Ma- jesty respecting this great national object. I shall briefly explain to you the reason which, i4; consequence of the importance I attach to the subject, have impelled me to address you at the present moment," U- I)o-n the subject of the segmental ton of our Navy since the i-eign of Henry VI II. his Lord- ship thus proceeds;- The following short statement will remind you of (lie establishment of the different Royal Dock Yards now existing in the kingdom. They are six in number, Deptford, Woolwich, Chat- ham, Shecrncss, Portsmouth, and Plymouth. Deptford was built in the reign of Henry V I If, under whose sway, history tells us, this country possessed the first fleet, composed of ships of war, belonging to the King-, althoagh I have heard that some archives, recently disco- vered in the Tower, prove tbeexistence of a fleet of that kind in the reign of the preceding Monarch Henry Vil. h Woolwich Yard was formed under the aus- pices of the said Monarch. Chatham was founded by Queen Elizabeth, where the gun-wharf now is, and where there was only one small dock but that being too con- fined a spot, it was removed about the year 1622 to its present situation. Sheerness was formed in the reign of Charles n. Portsmouth by Henry VIII. being the third Dock Yard founded by him, Ptymouti) by William III. about the year 1691, and in 1693 money was voted by the House of Commons for completing it. The progressive advance of our Navy, win appear by attending to the following recital of its tonnage at different periods, from the reign of Henry VIII. to the present time. Year Tons about At the death of flenry VI I f. 1547- 12,400 Edward VI.. 1553- 11,000 Mary. 1558- 7,000 Elizabeth. 1603- 17,100 James 1 1625— 19,400 I ti -1 t Charles I. H549— uncertain At the Restoration* 1600— 57,460 Death of Charles IT. 1685-103,558 Abdication of Jainesll 16,88-101,900 Death of William III. 1702-159,000 A,r)iie 1714-167,170 George I. 1727—170,800 George II.. 1769-321,1200 On S 1st December, 1788. 413,660 —————————— 1806. 776,009 —————————— 1809 800.000 Thus it appears, that notwithstanding the vast increase of (itr Navy, not a single dock-yard has becnaclded to it since the reign of William III. about a hundred and nineteen years ago, at which time the tonnage of the naval force of this kingdom amounted to near 160,000 tons; it is now near 800,900 tons, or about live times as large," Upon the want of a sufficient depth of water in the Royal Dock-yard-, his Lordship says lllüw proceed to call your attention to the consideration of the material defects which attend our present doak-yards, as the most forcible ground for inducing you to apply to the only ef, fcctuat remedy, by the establishment of a new and extensive Naval Arsenal. The tirst great defect is the want of a suffi- cient depth of water in the vicinity of the present dock-yards, a defect which is the more alarming, from the consideration that the same causes, which have combined to produce it, continue to operate, and to produce their highly injurious ef- fects in an accelerated degree. The want of a sufficient depth of water, at j all the principal dock-yards, has been ascertained by the Surveys and Reports of Messrs. Rennie, Mylne, Huddart, "and Jessop, able Engineers, and by documents and reports obtained from various authentic sources, as well as by a compa- rison, in many casesj of solindings, recently'taken, I with those laid down on ani ient maps of authori- ty, altogether forming a body of concurring evi- dence, not only of the present deficiency of depth of water, hilt also of the alarmin fact of the harbours becoming rapidly more shallow, so as to threaten speedily the total unfitness for large ships, of no less 'hah three on! of »be four Eastern yards of this kingdom; nam/e.fy, -ho,e of I)rptfo., d, Woolwich, and Cha ham. This gradual decay of the Roval lyarhourt or this kingdom, and their diminution of depth of water, are imputable to various causes: —l'st,To the mud brought down by the floods; 2d, To'th» deposition of sand, and the mud from the tides 9 3d, To the numerous mooring chains which in- tersect our harbours, and catch the leaves and vegetable substances brought down by the rivers which run into them; 4th, To the accretion of matter from decayed vegetables; and, lastly, To the embankment of the mud lands around or uesr the harbours, thus diminishing the quantify of water which flows in, or ebbs out of the harbours which of course occasions a decrease of its ve- locity, and thereby renders it less able to re- move, or scour away the sand, mud, and gravel (so deposited), when it ebbs out of the harbours." Of the expence and delay, occasioned by the insufficient depth of water in the royal harbours, his Lordship says The very pernicious consequence arising from the want of depth of water in our Royal Harbours are numerous and important—whether considered as relating to the great expences ttiew give rise to, or the delay which they occasion ix the equipment of our ships for service at sea. No ships of the line, fitted out eitherat Dep ford, Woolwich, Chatham, or Portsmouth, can receive their stores on board, without firt proceeding to a considerable distance from each of those portt. Those fitted outat Deptford and Wool vicl-, isust go to Long Reach, Norfhfleef, or Gravesend, in order to lie in sufficient depth of water to admit of their receiving their guns, stores, and provi- sions on board; those fitted out at Chatham must proceed to Gillinglmm; and those ficed out at Portsmouth, to Spiihead, fo t'r purpose." His Lordship next proceeded so date the scri1, ous inconveniences in regard to the fitting out and the return of ships of war to port, and thus concludes his observations upon this head "When ships therefore are to Ik> docked, off paid off, at any of these ports, the same evils ani inconveniencies are liable to arise, which occur in their outfit; with the additional one of the ex- pence incurred for the wages and victuals of their crews, while kept in a manner unemployed; and when it is consi(lered that the cost of the wli!:Cg and victuals of the crew of a 14 gun ship, for or) a week is not less than between five and six hun- dred pounds, some idea may be formed of the amount of what must be wasted, when a wliole fleet is paid off.t not when Hi* delay occasioned by the circumstances which have been detailed in getting the ships ready for that purpose, it is Hot uncommonly a month or five week*. On these occasions, the crews, beinganxioug to return on shore, after a long period of service at sea, and elatell with the prospect of some re- lief from their labours, are rarely to be pre vailed upon to exercise that degree of care and attention in un rigging their respective ships, which a duc regard to the preservation of the ptthiie stor-en would reqt, ire much riot and confusion generally ensue, and the stores reeeive considerable d- mage." Contending that the present harbours have not room to secure the fleet in time of peace, his Lordship ob%erves-- One head of the 15th Report is devoted to the consideration of this question; and after stating the unprecedented difficulties which Go- vernment experienced, even at the peace in 1802, in the endeavour to provide safe <tcco)nmoda'ioa for the fleet, on its being paid off on that occasi- OBi the Report proceeds to give detailed state- ments of the number of line of battle sttipsand frigates which could be safely moored in ordina- ry at each of the dock yards, and, by a compari- son of those numbers with the strength of the Navy at the time the Commissioners made their Report, the result shews that (even supposing an establishment of 20 sail of the line, 50 fri- gates, and 100 sloops, were to be kept in Com- mission in lime of peace) yet that rltoorins would still be wanting for 97 line of battle ships, and 88 frigates, besides for about 150 stoops, and 200 gunbrlgs, and other smaller vessels." After a very elaborate discussion of the ina- dequacy of the present dock-yards to the general purposes of the Navy, and 80-ne remarks upon the unfitness of I-alalouth, Atilrord Haven, South- ampton Water, and t.angstone Harbour, for mooring ships, liis Lordsliii) giveii the following reasons in favour of Northfleet-s "The particular advantages of that situation: may he thus de&cril)ed --that, without being si- tuated so far up the Thames, as to be subject, fo the incoavcniences to which Deptford and Won', which are liable, from the intricacy of that river, it is far enough from its mouth to he sheltered from the effects of stormy weather; that it is < n a weather shore in respect of the prevailing wii>d« in this country; that there is sufficient depth of water to admit of ships of the largest size sailing to or from it, with all their gwis and stores on board, with any wind, if not too strong; that an abundant stream ofexcelient water flows through the land in question, and in the most convenicnt. and desirable partof it,that there will be plenty of good brick earth, after leaving enough of the ex- cavated soil to raise the ground allotted for huild ing to a Futlkicllt height above the level of spring tiiles; ti),it the subsoil is of the most desirable kind for making good foundations for docks and buildings; and it is not so fur from the metropo- lis, as to render larger vessels necessary to bring the stores from thence, than what are now used in carrying ;hem to Deptford and Woolwich; that the situation is extremely healthy, and in the midst of a fertile and productive country-* that, from the natural advantages of the sur- rounding ground, it is capable of a strong de: fence, both on the side of the river and on that of the land, thns not only being in a well-protected place itself, biit forming an advanced military protection to the capital that the extent of rhe level ground is such as to allow of tin; Arsenal being made on as large a scale as can now be de- sired, with the capacity of further increase ht.reafter, if ever it should be thought necessary; and lastly, that the shape of the pcn i IIsula is perhaps the most desirable anrf convenient for the purpose of gllcral arrangement, that could he wished for."