A report prevails here, that Capt. Biddle, in the Randolph frigate, was unfortunately blown up in an engagement with a very large English ship off Barbadoes, supposed to be the Portland, of fifty guns, and every soul on board perished; and by several concurring circumstances from Martinico, tis feared the account is too true.
On Saturday last, being the day of the annual election of a governor and council for this State, his Excellency Richard Caswell, Esqr. was again unanimously elected to that important office; and the Hon. Joseph Leech, Thomas Bonner, William Cray, Edward Starkey, Robert Bignall, Richard Henderson, and William Haywood, Esquires, were elected councillors.