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Rumours in New York

February 6.—Captain Gifford Dalley, of Morristown, in Jersey, says, that on the second instant Governor Livingston told him that he had received a letter from a gentleman in New York, informing the governor that in a late London paper which had just come in, it is asserted that the mob had rose in London, had pulled down and destroyed Lords Bute and North’s houses; that the mobs were frequent and violent against the King and Parliament; that his Majesty was frequently insulted, and to avoid the rage of the populace was obliged to keep himself retired; that no foreign troops are coming to America; that the manufacturers stamp their cloths with “American Liberty;” that several persons speaking in favor of ministerial measures had been killed by the mobs. The governor further added, that it is reported in New York that Lord Chatham was offered to be at the head of administration, which he declined unless the King and Parliament would confirm the independency of America; make peace with her at all events, and declare war against France.

[In consequence of the above important intelligence arriving at Lancaster, they had bonfires and a ball on the occasion. Such are the means taken by this people to impose upon the credulous and unwary: that to give their intelligence the appearance of truth they have either a feu de joie with a gill of whiskey in their camp, or some other kind of rejoicings; and yet it is hardly to be imagined, notwithstanding all their stratagems of this kind, that even the blind followers of these wicked votaries of rapine and murder can credit such absurd and notorious falsehoods.] 1


1 Pennsylvania Ledger, March 7.