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Lieut. Pine therefore returned on board, Extract of a letter from Brig. Gen. Stehaving received a severe contufion on the wart to Maior-Gen. Hunter, dated breast from a musquet ball. As the tide Kingstown, Jan. 13. rose again it became practicable to make About three o'clock on the morning of a fecond attempt to burn the remaining the 8th inítant, the enemy made an atvefleis. Lieut. Pearson was accordingly tack on our left, where we had a threedetached for that purpose with the boats, pounder and a cohorn, placed upon a and I am happy to add, his gallant ex- tongue of land, which ran out about fitertions fucceeded to the utmost of my ty yards, thought, from the fteepnels on hopes, notwithstanding the renewed and each fide, to be almost inacceslible. On heavy fire of mufquetry from the thore. the first shot, I immediately ran out as This' fire was returned with great fpirit fast as the darkness would permit me, and evident good effect; and I was much 'an<l was met by Major Harcourt, fieldpleased with the conduct of Lieut. Gof- officer of the day. I found the men all ict, in the hired lugger, and Mr Knight, paraded, and Brigadier Gen. Strutt, who in the Diamond's launch, who covered had just then received a wound in his the approach and retreat of the boats. face, exerting himself much with the The vefiels were all burnt except an ar- 54th regimeni. I Will proceeded to the med lugger, which kept up her fire to left, but, from the darkness, could not the last.
distinguish the enemy from our own fol. Killed, 2 seamen.--Wounded, first Lieu. diers (about this time a French officer tenant Horace Pine, Lieutenant Carter got over our works, and was taken priof the marines, and five feamen. foner); and not being yet certain whe
ther the enemy had taken pofleffion of Horse Guards, March 17.
the battery to the left, I directed Major Extract of letter from Major Gen. Leigh Harcourt to reinforce that poit with the
to Mr Secretary Dundas, dated Mar- picquet of the 40ih ; but before this tinico, Jan. 21.
could be done, I had too much reason I this day received Brigadier-Gen. to believe it was taken, and immediately Stewari's faiement of the attack on his dispatched a messenger to Lieut. Col. camp at St Vincent's on the 8th instant, Graham, to bring up the whole or part and ihe return of the killed, wounded, of the second West India regiment; but and misling in that unfortunate afiair. before the messenger bad got many yards,
The Governor, and a committee of a firing was heard on the right from the the Legislature of St Vincent, having enemy, and all along the front. In this written to the Commanding Officer at situation, I left Capt Harrison of the Barbadoes, on the firft notice of this dif- light company of the 54th regiment, most after, Brig. Gen. Knox immediately fent actively employed in using every exerof 260 men of the 63d regiment, who tion to keep his men to their duiy, and had arrived there, under the command was proceeding to the right, by the of Lieut.-Col. Gower, to their ailistance. 4oth regiment, to know what was doing
there, but I had scarce reached this regiExtract of a letter from Major-Gen. ment, when I heard the battery I had
Hunter to Major-Gen. Leigh. left was taken. I instantly turned about,
Herewith I have the honour to inclofe directing Major Harcourt, with all the to your Lxcellency a letter from Briga- men I could collect, to follow me and dier-Gen. Stewart, with a list of the kil- retake the battery. I again met Brigaled, and wounded, and milling, in the dier-Gen. Strutt between fome men, who unfortunate action of the 8th init. informed me his leg was thattered, and
I have made the best arrangement I Capt. Harrison shot through the shoul. could think of for the safety of Fort der. I still pushed forward, uling my
Charlotte, and the protection of the best endeavours, with other officers, to * town, to effect which, I was under the animate the men to their duty, many of necessity of evacuating the new Vigie, whom, at that moment were killed anal perceiving the enemy's intention of cut- wounded. At this time, the troops in ting off our communication with it. the front and on the right of the line,
I much fear that I shall be under the gave way, and the enemy took poselitou neceflity of retiring with the troops into of the remaining battery. In this diFort Charlotte, which is a poft in my lemma nothing but a retreat could be opinion not to be taken by all the force thought of. the enemy can bring against it.
We reached Biabou with confiderable
lofs. The enemy hung on our rear and except the transports with troops, which right; but, from the judicious attention are to fail under convoy of the Vengeance of Lieut. Col. Fuller (who on every oc- man of war. casion afforded me the most ready aflil The Duke of York has abolished the tance) and Lieut.-Col. Graham, they regimental consolidated funds; a reforwere kept off.
mation by which the troops now get all Biabcu being upwards of twelve miles their pay without stoppages, to the tofrom Kingiiown, without provision, and tal prevention of all thost frauds, fo long hitle aminunition, it appeared by no practised both on the public and the folDicans prudent to take post here ; I there- diery. fore, as luon as the men had got fome The reports of the naval preparations lil rell, and it became dark (after hav- going forward in the ports of Holland, irg ordered fires to be kindled,) resumed with a view of affitting their new allies, our march towards Kingstown unmuiest- received ample confirmation by the aped.
pearance of their det at sea, and which Return of the Killed, Wounded, and Missing was of considerable force. On Tuesday, in the aitack of the enemy on the Camp Feb. 23. they were discovered coming b-fore Mount Williams, Illand of St out of the Texel by an English frigate Vincent, jan. 8.
and a cutier, ftationed to 'watch their Total-8 ferjeants, drummer, 45 motions; they corfifted of 6 two deckrank and file, killed; I major, 2 cap- ed ilips, 8 large frigates, and 3
maller tains, 10 subalterns, I surgeon, 6 fer- venels. Their destination was unknown; jtants, 2 drummers, 87 rank and file it was conjectured that they were either wounded; 10 ferjeants, I drummer, 180 bound for the North Seas, to convoy rank and file, misling.
home a Aeet of merchantmell, or to go Names of Oficers wounded.—Brigadier- north about and join the French fleets Gen. Strutt, Brigade-Major Stewart, at Breft or Toulon. The Admiralty im. Brigade Major Waiford (not included in mediately dispatched Admiral Duncan, the abuve return.)
with Admiral Prin; le', in quest of them. JA, STEWART, B. Gen. The Marquis del Campo left this Admiralty Office, March 18. country on the 29th for Paris, to assume Extract of a letter from the Hon. Robert his character as ambassador from Spain Siopford, Captain of bis Majetty's to the French republic.
March 8. were executed on board the thip Phaeton, to Mr Nepean, dated at lea, March 11. 1796, Cape Finister. Defiance man of war at Sheerness, five re, E. N. E. 40 leaglies.
of the mutineers, who were found guilty I Have to request you will inform niy by a court martial; four others received I ords Commissioners of the Admiralty, his Majesty's pardon. This awful specihat the French Corvette, called La Bon- tacle had a due effect upon the several pe Citoyevne, mounting 20 nine-ponn- ilips companies, who belaved in a very ders, and carrying 145 men, w-as cap- proper and becoming manner on the octured yesterday by the squadron under casion, my orders, Cape Finisterre E. by N. 58 10. This day came on at the East Inleagues.
dia House, the adjourned question be
tween the Direfiors of the East India LONDON.
Company and the old shipping owners, The difference of opinion which pre; mentation of the Court of Directors for
when, after a short debate, the recomvailed between the Board of Controul
hiring their ships by public contract was and the East India Company, with respect to Mr Hastings, is entirely remov
agreed to. ed, and it is at lengih agreed, that the larv expences of Mr Hastings thall be
EDINBURGH. di charged by the Company, and that, March 3. The Duke D'Angouleme as a compensation for his fervices, he attended the Theatre Royal this evenshall be allowed an annuiiy for life of ing for the first time, accompanied by socol.
her Grace the Duchets of Buccleugh. Feb. 23. Admiral Gardner in the 4. The Lord Provost received a re. Qacen, failed with the rest of the men fpiie in favour of John O'Neil, under of war under his command, with the fontence of diath for murder, for leven hiçt for the Welt Indies under convoy, says abier Wednesday the gth init.
5. This day the Royal Edinburgh Vo- nagers, who are to act along with the lunteers had a general field day, and executors, for carrying into effect a were reviewed by his Grace the Duke course of lectures in experimental phi. of Buccleugh, Lord Lieutenant of the losophy, such as he himself delivered for county,
many years with so much reputation. II. The foundation of the New Af- The apparatus, museum, library, &c. fembly Rooms in Glasgow, was laid in bequeathed by the Professor to this inpresence of the magiiratés, the com- ftitution, is féid to have cost him up. inittee of subscribers appointed for con. wards of three thousand pounds. ducting the building, and a number of 22. A letter from Dunbar says, that a other gentlemen.
brig and a cutter have taken three vefsels, On Saturday the 12th, David Downie and run one ashore to day, between this was liberated from the Castle, in confe. and St Abb's Head. quence of his Majesty's remision of the On the 24th was launched from Mr. fentence against him. We underland John Syme's yard, Leith, a fine veílel, he and his family have taken their de- named the Sufanna. She is the largeft parture for America,
ever built in Leith, measuring 90 feet We learn from Dumfries that on Sa- keel, 28 feet frame, and burden 352 tons turday the 12th a very great crowd of carpenters measure, or 600 tons dead people consisting chiefly of women and weight. She is the property of Mir boys, assembled and seized considerable Gladstones of Liverpool. quantities of meal, which was palling Lord Dundas, as Governor of the through the town for the purpose of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde NaThipping: It is but justice to state, that vigation), has given one hundred guineas this mob committed no fpecies of out- to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. rage, but that of seizing the meal, which No circumstance has lately occurred, was allowed to be soid to the inhabitants productive of more benefical effects to at the reduced price of 25. 4d. per stone. fociety, than the late rise in the price of The next forenoon, however, the mob fpirits. Our ítreets were frequently dif. aflèmbled again, and proceeded to fun- graced by miserable objecis reeling adiry farm-louses in the ftewartry, where bout, furious with whisky, or prostrate they seized and sent into towii feveral on the pavement. It is pleasant to relarge quantities of meal, which were mark, that no such fights are now to be properly houild. By the well timed inet with ; fobriety has taken the place exotions of the civil and military power of disipation, and industry, we hope, no further disturbances have taken place. that of idleness. Confidering the very liberal donations of It is mentioned as a fingular fact, that individuals, as well as public measures 'a man and his wife, who were born on taken for the relief of the poor, and sup- the fame day, baptized on the same day, plies of meal (every newspaper being til- had lived fifty-five years together, died led with accounts of them), it is astonim- lately in the parish of Sewarton, in Ayrel: ing that any tumults or disturbance fhould Mire, on the same day; and were bus happen any whert.
ried together. At a general meeting of the county of As a inan was driving a nail below Edinburgh, a committee was appointed a window in Drummond ftreet, four fto-; to meet with the Lord Provost and ma- ries high, he unfortunately fell into the u çiftrates, for the purpose of efablishing ftreet, and was killed on the spot. a weekly market in Edinburgli, or iis The inhabitants of this city are greatiy vicinity, for the sale of all forts of grain indebted to the Lord Provost and Mass and four, as also, to fix proper regula- giftrates for the well-timed act of Coun. tions for the conduct of the market, and cil regulating the flesh, včal, and fish the dues and fees, at a moderate rate, markets, ordering all these to be exposed 'to encourage farmers to come to market. in public market to prevent forestalling,
13. A further respite for one month the good effects of which have been at avas received for O'Neil, now under fens ready felt. tence of death in the tolbooth of this During this morth, the Theatre has city.
been indifferently attended; the princisis 22. The trufces of the will of the late pal performers are Mr Aiken and Mr Proft flor Anderson bell their first meet- iVoods, Mrs Twiilcton and Mrs Kemble. ing in the Tontive Tavern, Glasgow, The entertainments of the Circus are when they nominated nine ordinary mas erded. In general the company has
been respectable and numerous, and the whether leave to call at a port, means any entertainments applauded, particularly port, or only such a port 'as is in the tract the poney races.
of the voyage ?-Decree afirmed, whereHIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY. by the Court found going to Hull, when 14. This day came on the trial of Wil- the voyage insured was from Virginia to liam Brown, carter in Leitb, indicted Holland, with leave to call at a port in for stealing fix bars of iron from the England, was not within the policy, yard of Meftrs John and William Craw. Appellants ordered to pay 100l. coits. ford, merchants in Leith, on the even Ommany and others, executors, of the, ing of the 15th, or morning of the 16th late Admiral șir Charles Douglas, aof September last, and being habit and gainit Mrs Bingham, Sir Charles eldest Tepute a thief.—The examination of wit- daughter: Decree reverjed. nelles being concluded, Mr Solicitor Gescral addrested the Jury in'a very able DURING this month the wind has, manner on the part of the Crown. He continued mostly at east. We had little mas followed by Mr James Ferguson, rain, but a good deal of hazy weather, for the pannel, in a very ingenious and which has brought on a fort of influenargumentative speech. The Lord Juf- za, particularly amongst children. The tice Clerk then fummed up the evidence range of the thermometer has been from sith his usual accuracy and candour, . 30° to 42° or 4.3°; on the 26th, a conleaving it entirely with the Jury to re- fiderable quantity of snow fell. Marturn fuch verdict'as, from the whole cir. kets, towards the end of the month, cumstances of the case, their own con- have rather been on the rise ; beit beef, sciences should dictate to them. . His sd.; mutton, 6d. ; 'veal, 6d.; the fitis Lordship, however, thought it neceflary have been in plenty, and in considerable particularly to mention, that, by the law variety. of Scotland, a person convicted of the The Englife reports from the fimost trifling theft, if he should at the veral districts, contain the agreeable insame time be proved habit and repute a formation, that far more wheat has been ibief, would render him liable to a ca. fown this year than usual, and that the pital punishment ; while simple theft, if farmers are already bulily engaged in cot to a very great extent, would only fowing their spring corn. Tuis circuin. infer an arbitrary punishment. What. stance, by the consumption of feed, canever, therefore, the opinion of the Jury not but tend for the present to occasion might be, as to the fealing of the fix a trising advance of grain in general, hars of iron, which, of itfelt, was not a though it must tend eveniually to a reCapital offence, he thought they must, duciion. No opinion of the next year's at any rate, find the habit and repute crop can as yet be formed from its present not proven.-The Jury returned their ful and proinising appearance, as, from verdict, finding, by a plurality of voices, the uncommon iniidness of the season, the libel not proven, whereupon the pan- and the late general rains, the rel was dimifred from the bar.
wheat promise tqually well in good and 21. This day came on the trial of bad foils, and whether properly or imLieutenant James Fyffe, of the Eigin properly cultivated. In consequence of fencibles, profecuted by Patrick Duff, the late mild weather, the land is now, of Carnousie, Eia; with concurrence of in excellent good order for breaking up his Majesty's Advocate, for perjury, in the wheat ftubble, and receiving the crops taking the trust oath (as alleged on a of barley and oats. Grafies, and every nominal qualification) at the election for kind of herbage, are in the inott luxuriant the couniy of Banff, in July 1795. Liey- and forward laie. In the grazing coun tenant Fyfie objected to the pursuer’s ties, there is a profufiod of turnip tops, :itle to prosccute in this infance, and and other winter greens : This cannot pieaded not guilty to the indiĉiment. fail in a short time to bring down the The arguments of the counsel on both price of mutton considerably. Milch. fides were extremely able and ingenious. cows and fat cattle were never so scarce The Court tas ordered printed informa- and dear, in the memory of experienced tion.
graziers, as at prefent; and they are À F PEALS.
likely to remain fo for fome time. The March 8. The House of Lores heard price of stores riil of course be on the couníct in the anneal from the Court of advance. Urefi horses, on account of Seflion, Rober.ion against Laired, being the continued demand for the arms, are an insurance qu:!ion, and generally this--- every where riGng in price.
In the island of Tobago, Mr James Collow,
fon of the late Mr John Collow, minister of MARRIAGES,
Penpont. March 1. At Huntiy, Joseph Forsyth, Elij;
Lately, at Sunnefide, in the county of of Kingston, Upper Canada, to Mifs Ani? Durham, Mr Joseph Borham, aged 10r. He Bell, daughter of the late Wm Bell, Esq; late had been formerly in the army, and mounted in Cocklarachie.
guard at Whitehall Sr years ago. 3. At Glasgow, Mr Robert Orr, manufac.
Sir William Chambers, Surveyor General turer in Pailley, to Miss Mary Paterfon,
of the Kings Works. daughter of the late Mr Robert Paterson fhe
Emanuel Elem, of, Leeds, a Quaker, who riff substitute of Renfrew hire.
had by trade acquired a fortune of L. 200,000. 1. At Edinburgh, Francis Grant, Erg; of James Anderson, a tinker, at the astonishKilgrafton, to Miss Ann Oliphant, eldert ing age daughter of the deceased Robert Oliphant,
Mr Kelly, in the county of Meath, Ireland, Elg; of Rollie.
at the age of 105. 14 At Oban, Capt. Niel Livingstone, late
At Chailott in France, Ahbe Raynall, the of the brigantine, the Marquis of Lorn, to Miss celebrated historian, at the age of 84. Tcan Campbell, daughter of Mr Donald On the 15th ult. at Kilbryde, at 12 o'clock Campbell of Eriska,
noon, Mr Wm Wyllic, farmer and nater 15. At Greenwich, Major Hamilton, of there, aged $ı vears ; and at 12 o'clock at the royal artillery, to Mifs Charlotte Hardy, night, Ann Wyllie, his wise, aged 76 years. daughter of the late Coolul at Cadiz.
They had lived together 58 years in great 17. At Kintore, John Davidson, Efq; of harmony. They have left 14 grandfons, and Kebbaty, to Miss Farquhar, daughter of li grand-daughters. Baillie Farquhar, Kintore.
At London, Major James Campbell of the -At Pirniedde?, Mir Win Elack, mer
Marines. chant in Aberdeen, to Miss Jean Stephen,
At Kilmarnock, Miss Barbara Morris, daughter of Alexander Stephen, of Pitmed- daughter of the late Dr Wm Morris, in the den.
78th year of her age. 18. At Edinburgh, John Mackenzie, Esq;
At Hoy in Orkney, the Rev. Robert Sands, merchant in Glasgow, to Mifs Jane Maria minister of Hoy and Græmiay, in the 85th Stirling, daughter of Sir John Stirling of year of his age. Glorat, Bart.
March 7. At Ardlogie, Wm Stuart, Esq; 29. At Edinburgh, Wm Balderston, Esq;
of Loanhead, in 84th year of his age. clerk to the fignet, to Miss Helen Gilmour,
8. At Glasgow, Mr David Edmond, mersecond daughter of Wm Charles Little Gil chant. niour, Efq; of Liberton and Craigmillar.
9. At the manse of Crimond, the Rev. The Rev. Thomas Kennedy, of St Madoes, James Johnstone, minister of Crimind, in the to ivliss Sarah Morgan Murray, daughter, of 8 ad year of his age. the deceased Bailit Robert Murray, Cannon. (The remainder of the Lills, &c. will be giqon in gate.
next number.) BIRTHS
SEQUESTRATIONS. Feb. 28. Mrs Souter of Mount Pleasant,
March 1. Wm Fraser, merchant and caléna daughter.
dar-niau, in Glafyow, 11. The Lady of Sir William Elliot of
3. Nivian Alexander mason in Dundee, Stobbs, Bart. a son.
4. James Bajlingall, builder in Perth, 26 Ac Crathes, Lady Burnett, of Leys, a
25. Andrew Campbell, vintner, at Loche daughter."
gilp-head. 27 Ivirs Alexander of Ballamyle, a fon. 30. At Craigo, Mrs Taylor, wife, of john
Prices of Grain at Haddington, March 30. Taylor, Efq; lateof Jamaict, a son
Wheat, 535. Barley, 348. Oats, 28s, 31. At lieft quarter Huule
, Lady Bruce of Pease, 28s. Beans, 26s. Tares, 345. Stenhoule, a son
Edinburgh, March 31. Oat-meal, 1s. 81. DEATHS.
Bear-meal, 1s. 24d. Pease-meal, is, Iku. At Port-au-Prince, W m Sinclair, Esq; M.D. Purveyor to the hospitals, and fon to James
PRICES OF STOCKS.
fut fiis Majelty's thip Severn.
3 per cent red. shut
faut On the isth ult. Donald Cameron, in the 3 per cent. cons. 637 parish of Abernethy, Strathfpay, azed 102
4 per cent. conf.se
Shut He had fpe.it Ow years as a servant in India Stock shut
fut the family of Lan
david Lunds ss. dila.
45. 5 dif.