These reports, which have been given modern headlines, are as they appear (including spelling and use of capital letters) in the first surviving News Letter of October 3 1738 (October 14 modern calendar). Paper founded September 1737.
By letters from Portsmouth we hear, that a Court-Martial has sate(sic) every Day this Week on board the Princess Amelia, now lying at Spithead on the Trial of the three Captains of Men of War that are charged with Male Practices during their Command on the Irish Station; but that the Enquiries are of such important Consequence, as well as nice a Nature to get to the Bottom of the Affair, that it will take up more time than was expected.
The Prince and Princess of Wales have determined to set out on the 16th of next month, with a handsome retinue for the Bath.
[Prince Frederick was son of George II and father of George III but never reached the throne himself}
The bodily Indisposition of [the King of Sweden} was the Reason, tho. others have been assigned, for his remitting the Regency into the Hands of the Queen. This Event will have no consequences, forasmuch as Queen Ulrica is 50 Years of Age and upwards, and never has had a Child.
JAMES CRAIGE and ROBERT MOOR have lately commenced Copartners in carrying on Said Business, who undertake to dye Scarlet, Blues, Greens or any other common Colour, and dress woollen Cloths, as well and as expeditiously, as any in the North of Ireland N.B.That they have an experienced Workman from Dublin, who have set up a Wad Fat for Blues and Greens, and who scours Scarlets to Perfection