Manchester Mercury - Tuesday 05 November 1799

Transcribed by G. Lamb, for the HRGS.

 

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Napper Tandy and his associates, were put on board his Majesty's frigate Xenophon, on the 1st inst. but were detained at Cuxhaven till the 9th, by contrary winds, when they failed, but had such unfavourable weather, that they did not reach the Nore till Monday last.  Their arrival was made known at the Admiralty by the telegraph, when Mr Rose, the messenger, attended by several fo the Bow-street officers, were dispatched in two post coaches and four to Sheerness, where they arrived about four o'clock on Tuesday morning, and about seven o'clock proceeded in the Port Admiral's Yatcht, [sic] attended by a six-oar'd barge, on board the Xenophon, at the Nore, and arrived soon after eight o'clock, when the prisoners were delivered into the custody of the officers, who having handcuffed them, proceeded with them to London.

A party of Captin Burgess's Sheppy yeomanry attended at the water-side to escort them to Sittingbourn.  Here they were delivered to a party of Sir Edward Knatchbull's yeomanry, who escorted them to Rochester, where they were received by Lord Darnley's troop of Cobham yeomonry [sic] cavalry, who conducted them into town. ...