CONTRACTS FOR RUM, WINE, PEAS, OATS, AND COCOA.
Department of the Comptroller for
Victualling and Transport Services,
THE Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, do hereby give notice, that on Thursday the 14th instant, at one o'clock, they will be ready to treat with such persons as may be willing, to contract for supplying and delivering the following articles into His Majesty's Victualling Stores at Deptford, viz.
Rum, the produce of the British possessions in the West Indies, equal, by Sykes's hydrometer, to 75,000 gallons proof; to be delivered in the original casks as imported, and tenders to be made at a rate per proof gallon, and in parcels of not less than 3000 gallons; half to be delivered in a month, and the remainder in a month afterwards.
Wine, Spanish Red, 6000 gallons; half to be delivered in a fortnight, and the remainder in a fortnight afterwards.
Peas, 500 quarters; half to be delivered in a fortnight, and the remainder in a fortnight afterwards.
Oats, Scotch Potatoe, 300 quarters; to be delivered in a fortnight.
Cocoa, 30 to 40 tons; half to be delivered in three weeks, and the remainder in three weeks afterwards.
The Rum, Wine, and Cocoa will be exempted from the Customs' duties.
Samples of the wine (not less than, two bottles), of the peas and oats (not less than two quarts of each), and of the cocoa (not less than two pounds) must be produced by the parties tendering. The conditions of the contracts may be seen at the said Office.
No tender will be received after one o'clock on the day of treaty, nor any noticed, unless the party attends, or an agent for him duly authorised in writing.
Every tender must be delivered at the above Office, and those for wine and cocoa must be accompanied by a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Admiralty, at Somerset-place, and signed by a responsible person, engaging to become bound with the person tendering, in the sum of £25 per cent, on the value, for the due performance of the contracts.
THE Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland do hereby give notice, that on Thursday the 21st of January next, at two o'clock in the afternoon, they will put up to sale, at their Office in Somerset-place, His Majesty's ships and vessels hereunder mentioned, namely:
Lying at Deptford.
Dover, 5th rate, 692 tons burthen.
Lying at Chatham.
Martial, brig, 183 tons burthen.
Surly, lighter, 137 tons burthen.
Lying at Sheerness.
Dispatch, brig, 388 tons burthen.
Mercury, tender, 40 tons burthen.
Lying at Portsmouth.
Merlin, sloop, 395 tons burthen.
Rifleman, brig, 387 tons burthen.
Duchess of York, tender, 49 tons burthen.
Lying at Plymouth.
Captivity, 74 guns, 1613 tons burthen.
Elk, brig, 386 tons burthen.
Carnation, sloop, 385 tons burthen.
Barracouta, brig, 235 tons burthen.
Breakwater, lighter, No. 10, 28 tons burthen.
Persons wishing to view the ships and vessels, must apply to the Superintendents of the Dockyards for notes of admission for that purpose. Catalogues and conditions of sale may be had here and at the Yards.
SALE OF IRON BALLAST.
THE Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland do hereby give notice, that immediately after the sale of ships and vessels, advertised to take place at this Office, on Thursday the 21st instant, at two o'clock in the afternoon, they will put up to sale the following quantities of
Broken, irregular, and foreign Iron Ballast, viz.
141 Tons, lying at Woolwich.
40 Tons, lying at Sheerness.
200 Tons, lying at Chatham.
Persons wishing to view the lots, must apply to the Superintendents for notes of admission for that purpose.
Catalogues and conditions of sale may be had here and at the Yards.