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Intelligence at St. John' s, Antigua


St˙ John' s, Antigua, December 18, 1776.

An American agent arrived at St˙ Kitts a few days ago, with two thousand pounds in dollars, to buy woolen stuffs, &c˙, to send to America this winter. Our merchants, who,


to a man, are all, by profession, opinionated in favour of Government, smiled at the sight of the dollars, which for a while suspending their loyalty, they supplied the American agent with every thing he wanted. Some days after the agent had safely landed his cargo at St˙ Eustatia, information was given to the Comrnander-in-Chief, who issued a proclamation, prohibiting the exportation of woolen stuff. Pray, whether is the policy of the Council, or the loyalty of the merchants, most visible?