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I transmit also Captain Hallowell's distressed circumstances, who looked letter, relating his proceedings, with to him for comfort and support. Among a list of the vessels burnt and cap- the wounded are Lieut. Tailour, of the tured. I have the honour to be, &c.
Tigre, and Lieat. Forster, of the Apollu,
• severely. COLLINGWOOD. . The brigs were directed to keep under P.S. I have charged Lieutenant weigh, and were in an admirable situaWaldegrave, of the Ville de Paris, tion at day-light to have given assistance, with the delivery of my dispatches; had it been necessary. an officer of great merit, and who I have the honour also to inclose, a commanded one of the boats emploved list of the officers employed on this seron this service.
vice, and I have only to state that their conduct, and that of the seamen and
marines under their command, was such His Majesty's Ship Tigre, off Cape St.
as to exceed any encomium from my Sebastian, Nov. 1, 1809. My Lord,--Iu obedience to your
pen, and entitles them to my warmest lordship's order of the 30th ult. I pro
thanks and approbation. I have the
* honour, &c. ceeded to the Bay of Rosas with the
1. B. HALLOWELL. ships and sluops named in the margin, *
A List of the Ships taken and destroyed. where fiudmg it impracticable to attack
Armed store ship, La Lemprove, of the enemy's convoy while under weigh, (the wind being at S. E. and a heavy
16 9-pounders, 116 meu, and 600 tons;
burnt.-- Bombard, La Victoire, of 14 swell) I anchored the ships of the squad
6-pounders, and 30 men ; burut.-Feron yesterday evening after dark, about fire miles off the town of Rosas, and
lucca, L'Alsacien, of 25 muskets and
20 men; burnt.-L'Union, of 150 tons; detached all the boats, under the command of Lieut. Tailour, First of the Ti
burnt, Le Bien Aime, of 150 tons, lagre, to destroy them. The spirited
den with biscuit; burnt.-Notre Dame manner in which he led them on to the
de Rosaire, of 150 tons; burnt.-Fe
lucca, Notre Dame de Grace, of 90 attack, commanded the adóiration of
tons; burnt.--Bombard, of 8 6-pounevery one present; and the gallant man
ders and 45 men, laden with biscoit; ner, in which he was supported reflects the highest bonour on every person em
taken.-Xebec, La Normande, of 10 ployed on this service.
4-pounders, and 48 men; taken.-Le I have the honour to inclose a list
Dragon, of 200 tons, laden with bism of vessels captured and destroyed on
cuit; takell.-L'Indien, of 200 tons, la
den witli corn and four; taken. this occasion, and when your lordship is informed that the enemy was aware
. B. HALLOWELL.
The total number of killed and wounof our intention to attack him, and had
ded in this action is 15 killed and 55 taken the precaution of fixing boarding nettings, and placing a launch with a
wounded; among the former were Lieut
Tait, of the Volontaire, and Mr. Calde gun in advance, to give him a notice of our approach, and that the vessels were
well, master's mate of the Tigre. also detended by the very strong batteries on shore. Iirust your lordship will The Gazette of the 5th. contains consider it equal in gallantry and judg- dispatches from Lord Collingwood, inent to any exploit that has occurred giving an account of the surrender under your lordship's command
of the l'rench garrisous in the Islands Our loss has been severe, and anong of Zante, Cephalonia, Ithaca, and · the list of killed I have to lament the loss of Lieut. Tait, of the Volontaire,
Cerigo to his Majesty's arms, and
i of whom Capt. Bullen speaks in high the declaration of the re-establishterins, as an officer who has distinguished ment of the government of the Septhimself upon many occasions, and Mr. Insular republic. Their reductionCaldwell, Master's Mate of the Tigre. was effected by several detachments The latter has left a widowed mother in from Sir J. Stewart's forces in Sicily, * Tigre, Cumberland, Volontaire, A
under the command of Brigadier-Gen. pollo, Topaze, Philomel, Scout, and
i Oswald.' Capt. W. Spranger, of the Tuscan.
Warrior, of 74 guns, commanded the
naval part of the expedition, Zante, piers at the entrance of the basin Cephalonia, and Ithaca, shewed lit. were ready, the whole of the army, tle resistance. Cerigo made a despe- with the exception of the rear guards, rate, effort. Our loss was trivial. "A was embarked on the afternoon of the
quantity of cannon, ammunition, &c. 9th inst. .. ·bas fallen into our hands. The se- The mines were exploded yester
veral garrisons (amounting in all to day, at low water, and appear to 616) are made prisoners of war; have fully answered their object.
Further dispatches from Lord Col. The whole of the cast side of the lingwood give an account of a spiri- basin had been previously completely ted attack made by the boats of the destroyed; but as the port of FlushExcellent, Acorn, and Bustard, on ing west of the basin liesconsiderably a convoy of the enemy, which had below the high water mark, any anchored under a fortress at Duin, material injury of the west bank to the westward of Trieste, in which would have caused the immediate all the enemy's vessels, consisting of inundation of the whole town; there six gun-vessels and ten trabaccolas, fore our work on that side has been were taken. They also relate the confined to the demolition of the cacapture of five French privateers, by reening wharf and pits. It was at 'the Success, Ilalcyon, and Volage. first intended to defer the burning
of the storehouse and other buildings Admiralty-Office, Dec. 19. in the arsenal until our final de The following Dispatches, have been parture, but from the probability I received by John Wilson Croker, that with a strong east wind the
Esq. Secretary to the, Admiralty. flames might communicate to the
Cæsar, Flushing Roads, Dec.11. town, the whole was set fire to yes, SIR--I have the honour to com terday, and is totally destroyed... municate to you such circumstances Thus Flushing is rendered useless as have occurred previous to your to the enemy as a naval arsenal; arrival, and subsequent to my last and the basin, which afforded very official communication. The trans- secure retreat for several ships of the ports necessary for the embarkation line during the winter, is for the of the army having arrived the 25th present effcctually destroyed, and ult, on the following day the mea- can only be restored by great labour, sures that I had previously concerted and at an immense expence. with Lieut.-Gen. Don for the destruc- I cannot conclude without extion of the basin, arsenal, and sea pressing my great obligations to defences of Flushing, agreeable to Captain Moore, for the able assisthe instructions from the Earl of tance he has rendered me in the perLiverpool, dated the 13th and re- formance of a very complicated serceived on the 17th, were begun. On vice; and he speaks in terms highly this service 600 seainen and artificers satisfactory of the conduct of Capfrom the fleet were employed, under tains Tomlinson and Ilenderson, and the orders of Captain Moore, of his the other officers who served under Majesty's ship Marlborough, assisted his orders on shore. I have the hoby Captains Tomlinson and Hen- Dour to be, &c. derson, of the fire-ship service. The W. A. OTWAY, Rear-Admiral.
navy having completed the portion i of work allotted to them, and Lieut. Clyde, in the Veer Gat, Dec. 8.
Colone! Pilkington, commanding the SIR--Last night the enemy work royal engineers, having reported to . ed very hard at the battery on Licut.-General Don that his mines. Woolversdyke, notwithstanding the for the destruction of the gates and continued fire kept on it. At day
• Jight this morning, it was found he preventing the progress of the enemy
had opened four embrasures in it. 'on the Woolversdyke. I informed Captain Carteret, therefore, pushed Rear-Admiral Otway that the duty two divisions of the gun-boats for- being heavy on the division of gunward against it, which completely boats in advance, I had ordered that · succeeded in demolishing two of the of Acting Captain Rich to relieve it.
embrasures, and in injuring the This was done, and to-day every others very materially. About noon, embrasiire the enemy had opened is three mortars were brought down, said to be completely levelled by and, with a field-piece, opened against their fire. ' E. W. C. R. OWEN. our vessels (the brigs more especially); but, after about an hour's firing, Extract of a Letter from Commodore in which their shells were thrown Owen, Favourite, Dec. 11. with some precision, but without ef The enemy was very busy with * fect, they were completely silenced, the battery on Woolversdyke, which · and all our vessels kept their ground, if completed, would have rendered About this time the guard-boats en- the post I had taken on that side a tered the Cross Channel which unites very uneasy one; I therefore thought, the two passes of Woolversdyke, to under the present circumstances, endeavour to tow off a flat boat, every thing should be tried to keep which was lost last night from the it back, and the gun-boats have done Pallas's stern, being swampt and it well. If the enemy in our retreat overset; they got her in tow, but she treads too close on us, we feel conwas fast aground and could not be fident in our strength, and can form moved. The enemy's troops were as good a front as our channel will in number behind the Dyke, and a allow : feeling the necessity for my considerable fire of musketry was being myself in the rear, I have exchanged with them, I believe with hoisted my pendant in the Favourite our effect on either side ; some few cutter, leaving the care of the Clyde shot struck our boats.
to my first lieutenant. This I trust, The enemy's advanced gun-boats you will approve of. appeared to lie close together, and
E. W. C. R. Owes. . I ordered two of the Clyde's boats to , advance into the passage and throw
some rockets that way, in order that Letters from Lisbon by the Prince - the occasion might be taken to re- of Wales packet to the date of the connoitre them more closely. I find 18th ult. state that the progress of the enemy's batteries are not so far disease in the British army at Bain advance as I had supposed, and dajos is more rapid and more fatal · that their gun-boats are not nearer than at any former period. The fol.
than Cortjen. They are, however, lowing letter supplies some interest· erecting a battery on a point of the ing observations on Portuguese afi dyke which commands the channel, fairs, both naval and military. about half-way between that place
Lisbon, Nov. 16. and the outer battery. I have the “I am sorry to be under the painhonour, &c. .
. . ful necessity of continuing to inform . E. W. C. R. Owen, Commodore. you of the dreadful morality in the
': army. The latest accounts say, 60 1 . Favourite Cutter, Dec. 11. '. or 70 per day are 'huried. Lord - SIR-I am happy to find, by a Wellington has been for some days report of this day from Captain Car- at Seville with the junta, and the
teret, that the exertions of our gun-* Marquis his brother. Afterwards · boats have completely succcoded in - he accompanied the latter to Cadis,
from whence it is expected he will phalia, and Naples, and the Queens proceed to Badajos to join the ariny. of Spain, Holland, Westphalia, and Marshal Beresford has not left this Naples, followed by the persons of city yet, but he is to go from hence their court, were received in the hall in a short time for the purpose I be- of the throne by the princes grand fore told you, of inspecting the Por- dignitaries there assembled. tuguese army in its different canton- At half after six, their Imperial ments from Oporto to Elvas. After and Royal Majesties entered the ahe has performed this duty, he is to partments, amid shults of " long, mect Lord Wellington at Badajos, live the Emperor, long live the Emto whom he is to make 'his report of press,' and a few minutes after, the the condition, discipline, supplies, Emperor took his seat on the thrope &c. of the Portuguese troops." that had been prepared for him, and
The next extract from another after the acclamations excited by letter confirms some of the preceding his presence had somewhat subsided, particulars.' It will be seen that and the duke the governor, had rethe military duties of General Beres- ceived the commands of his Majesty, ford, mentioned in the former letter, the counsellor of state, the prefect of dre reduced to a very narrow com- the Seine, Frochot, delivered an orapass, as the entire population of tion, which, among other passages, Portugal can supply only 20,000 contained the following: men for the defence of that kingdom. “ The admiration, Sire, the ardent
Lisbon, Nov. 17. wishes, the extraordinary homage " A lassitude prevails in this city which are paid you on every side, and I fear I may say in this country, seem to supersede ours. Now that highly unfavourable to the cause of all hearts are French, we fear that independence. The people have no our affection and loyalty may apenergy, no, activity, and they will pear of less value. The hope which sleep, I am in great apprehension, your Majesty gave us, that during till they are waked by the artillery your absence you would never forget of the enemy. If the people had your good city of Paris, has not been their liberties at heart, is it to be falsified, though your Majesty in so believed, that out of such a popu- many other capitals received the lation only 20,000 men have been same homages of reverence and love raised ?
which we have so anxiously desired Paris, Dec.6.-The festival appoint.. to offer you. ed by the city of Paris for the celebra “But why these doubts? Who tion of the anniversary of the coro- . can love you more than we? What nation of his Majesty, of the con- other people has received from you clusion of peace with Austria, and so many benefits? What other peothe return of the Emperor to his ca- ple raised like us, by you, to the pital, was celebrated with the same height of their wishes, can equal us splendor as distinguished five years in gratitude, since every moment of ago the union of the Monarch and your life has been dedicated to prohis people, when admiration was cure'our happiness——to render France joined with affection and unchange the first of nations, and Paris the first able fidelity,
capital in the world." The general preparations and fit. When this discourse, which was ting up of the different halls was the heard with most lively interest, was same as at the last fete given in the concluded, the acclamations of Long Hotel de Ville.
live the Einperor! again resounded About five o'clock the Kings of on all sides. The Emperor then in Westemburg, Saxony, Holland, Westa ;
a most gracious manner returned the and in two hours it was decided ix following answer:
our favour. The Spaniards, encou“I consider it as a real festival, to raged by their superiority in numdine in the hotel of my good city, and bers, made a vigorous resistance ; thereby give an evident proof of my but they were attacked with such love to it. Its inhabitants must love irresitible valour by our troops, that me, and I believe in the sincerity of they soon gave way; their position what they say. Their interest and was carried, and they were thrown their happiness are in my heart into the utmost confusion.--All their Present or absent, I shall often think artillery and field equipage fell into of my good city, to bestow on it our hands; more than 50 pieces of whatever may be wanting to it, and cannon have already been brought thus render it worthy of myself and in; 15 stand of colours, and nume. my great people.”
rous prisoners, have been taken, C. At these words, the acclamations among whom are 9 generals, 6 coredoubled, and the Emperor passed lonels, and 700 inferior officers. The into another apartment, where seve- ground is covered with the slain, ral persons of distinction, public of and with more than 40,000 muskets, ficers, &c. were assembled; after They who escaped took to flight, which he returned into the hall of without arms, and without knowing
the throne, and from thence, accom- whither to direct their steps. · panied by the Empress and the Kings This morning the King gave the and Queens,wentinto the dining hall. command of the cavalry to General
Sebastiani, and the admirable manThe following report has been re- ner in which he maneuvred and ceived from the Marshal Duke of made his charges fully justified his Dalmatia:
Majesty's choice. General Milhaud TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE MINISTER also greatly distinguished himself, MEAT WAR.
and all the different commanders of Dos Burrios, Nov. 19, 1809. horse displayed the utmest intrepiThe troops of his imperial Majes- dity and valour. The Marshal ty have gained a signal victory. The Duke of Treviso commanded the inbattle was fought in the vicinity of fantry of the 4th and 5th corps: it Ocana, where the insurgents had is utterly impossible to behave in a assembled a force of 50,500 men, more gallant manner than he did; 700 of whom were horse, with a he received a contusion in the arm, numerous park of artillery. The but this did not prevent him from 4th army, joined by the 5th, under continuing the command. Our loss the orders of Marshal Duke of Tre- is proportional, and does not in viso, the division of dragoons com- my estimation exceed 400 men. The manded by Gen. Milhaud, the divi- Marshal Duke of Belluno is ordered sion of light horse under the com- this morning to cross the Tagus, bcmand of Gen. Beauregant, and the tween Villa-manrique and Fuente brigade of light horse of Gen. Paris, Duena. He is to attack the enemy the royal guards, and two batta- in the position he has taken up at lions of Spanish troops, marched Santa Cruz, and pursue in whatyesterday from Aranjuez to meet the ever direction he may choose to reenemy, who, according to every in- treat. He was this morning informtelligence received, had taken posted by letter, that the enemy had at Ocana. About nine o'clock this concentrated his force near Ocana, morning our advanced parties came and ordered to direct his march to in sight of the enemy's army; at that point. As he had to perform eleven o'clock the action commenced, 2 very long inarch, he could not