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against the Cliff, but wc arc happy to state without doing any considerable damage. A great many casks of foreign brandy were driven on shore at the different parts of our coast, and were picked up by the populace; but they were afterwards generally taken possession of by the Revenue officers, and secured in his Majesty's warehouses.
A pipe of excellent port wine, found on Tuesday last near Blatchington, was drawn off in small casks by the persons who found it, and who safely conveyed it to their respective houses.
Repairs are actively applied to the different groynes, which, from the heavy press of the late swelling tides, have suffered considerably. On the Cliff leading to Rottingdean new and substantial railings have been placed, by which, though the pass is somewhat narrowed, its comforts, on the score of safety, are considerably increased.
Brighton, August 6, 1808.
The Steyne last night was not very full of company, the weather being unfavourable. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales entertained his usual party in the evening; the Earl and Countess of Kenmare were in the brilliant circle. At nine o'clock last evening Lord Burghersh, eldest son of the Earl of Westmorland, received an express at the Castle, from Portsmouth. His Lordship immediately set off, the expedition at that place being expected to sail at five o'clock this morning. There has been very little company out to-day ; Sir John Lade drove His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales's barouche, with four horses in hand, several times round the Steyne. At one o'clock His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales walked on the Steyne for near an hour, in company with Colonel Lee ; and, at half-past three, His Royal Highness mounted his grey pony, and, with Colonel Lee, took an airing towards Rottingdean; the Countess of Kenmare,
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