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rse-Guards, May 14. mined manner, led by the Brigadier
of a letter from Brig. General himself. They foon gained the top of 2.cols, dated Port Royal, Grenada, the ridge, the enemy then
toMarch 28. to Lieut. General Sir R. wards their redoubt, and
were fol Abercromby, K. B. and transmitted lowed by our people, who scrambled by him to the Rt Hon. H. Dundas. in at the embrasures, Capt. Clavy, of
I had the honour of writing to your the 29th regt. being the first that enexcellency on the 24th inftant; that day tered. The enemy then flew in the utI got on shore the detachment of the most terror in all directions, fome throw8th and 63d regiments, with a part of the ing themselves down precipices, whilst 3d or Buffs : I also got two fix pounders others tried to escape down the hill, and a five and a half inch howitzer to a through brush and other wood; but ridge south of Port Royal, and diftant there was so heavy a fire kept on them about 1000 yards ; a battery was made from the top by our people, that they in the night, by the great exertions of were forced to try to escape along a botBrevet Major M’Mara of the 38th regt. tom, where the detachment of the light: so that by day-light it opened upon the dragoons, under Capt. Black, and the enemies redoubt. I detached a strong St George's troop of light cavalry, unblack corps, with 50 of the 88th regt. der Capt. M. Burney (that had previoulon under Major Houston, to disodge fome ly been formed under the bill to profit by strong parties of the enemy; owing to any occasion that offered), seeing the ethe difficulty of the grouud, it was neār nemy flying, rushed on them through a two hours before they could get near fire of grape from the French fchooner, . the enemy; but so far from dislodging and cut down every man they saw, so the enemy, I saw with regret our black that very few, if any, escaped that had corps and the 88th regt. retiring, Major been in Port Royal. Houston having tried, without success, We have to regret the loss of some to accomplish the object he was sent on. gallant men, and of two officers, Major This obliged me to detach the 8th regi. Edwards and Licut. Williams, of the ment to support them, which it did ef- 3d, who fell leading their men on most fectually,
spiritedly. Col. Dawson, at the head of At this moment an alarming fire broke the 3d regt. was wounded through the out in our rear, near the place where all neck, before they got to the bottom of the stores we had landed were depofit- Port Royal hill. Major Baillie, of the ed; but by the exertions of our people, 63d regt. was then next in command to under the orders of Lieut. Col. Dyott, Brigadier-General Campbell, whose conthey were all preserved. The situation duct the General reports to be steady, of affairs was now fo critical, that an in. collected, and officer-like. ftant was not to be loft. I accordingly Inclosed is a return of our killed and directed Brigadier-General Campbell to wounded-Our success at Port Royal proceed to the assault, and I brought up has been followed by the evacuation of every thing in my power to support him: Pilot Hill by the enemy. He therefore advanced with only the Return of his Majesty's Troops Killed and Buffs and 63d regiment, the 8tk having Wounded at the attack of Port Royal, beèn detached on another service. I or- Grenada, March 25. 1796. déred up half of the 29th regiment to re- Total- Major, 1 Lieutenant, 18 place them, and half of the gih also to rank and file, and I horfc, killed; I aflift if necessary; but the 29th, that I Lieutenant-Colonel, 3 Lieutenants, i had to bring from Grand Bacolet, tho? Ensign, s ferjeants, i drummer, 83 rank they came as 'foon as possible, did not and file, i furgeon, and 2 horses, woundjoin him till after the Buffs had met with ed. a check, from the advantage the enemy Names of Officers Killed and Wounded. had of the ground, and from a very gal Killed Maior Edwards and Lieut. ling fire to which they were exposed; Williams, of the 3d (or Buffs.) they, however, foon formed again under Wounded-Lieut. Col. Dawson, 8th (or the cover of a hedge, and being then King's); Lieuts. Campbell and Harding, joined by the 29th regt, under Capt. 30.; Lieut. Tandy and Ensign ArbuthClavy, Brigadier-General Campbell or not, 29th ; and Surgeon (attached) Mordered the whole to advance to the af- rison, 63d. fault, which they did in the most deter- J. H. DREW, Major of Brigade.
Return of Colonial Troops Killed and Wound- Niger, near the Penmarks, April 27. ed in the Isand of Grenaa, from the
Sir, I have the honour to inform you, 23d to the 25th of March 1796. that from the time I made the fignai
Total-2 Captains, 6 rank and file, of the chace, being an enemy's cruizer, and 1 horfe, killed; I Captain, 1 Lieu- I continued working towards her. The to tenant, 30 rank and file, and 2 horfes, nemy feeing no poflibility ofcscape, run on wounded.
fore. I fent Meflis Long and Thompson,
the First and Third Lieutenants, Mr MorNames of Officers Killed and Wounded.
Killed Capt. Noel and Capt. John gan, master's mate, and Mr Patton, Forbes, of the Royal Black Rangers.
midshipman, in the barge and cutters, Wounded-Capt. Brander, of Capt.
with their crews and fix marines, giving Brander's Black Company; and Lieut. directions to Lieut. Long to feť fire to Porter, RƏyal Black Rangers.
the vessel if he could not bring her off.. J H. Drew, Major of Brigade. At half past ten, the boats returned,
with the lecond Captain, a Midshipman, Admiralty-Ofice, May 14.
and twenty-six men, having so effectually. Extract of a Letter from Admiral Sir performed this service, that at twenty
John Laforey, Bart. Commander in minutes past twelve the blew up. She Chief of his Majesty's ships and vessels proved a corvette, called L'Ecuriel, at the Lieward islands.
mounting eighteen four-pounders, comLa Pique and the Charon have sent manded by Mont. Rousseau, having 105 here a privateer big of 14 guns and 90 had only been launched two years.
men on board. She was coppered, and men, taken to the windward of Barba
(Signed) E. J. Foote. does; And I have intelligence that Capt.
Inclosed is a return of the wounded Vaughan, in the Alarm, with one of the
officers, feamen, and marines. Noops of war, has taken and destroyed three privateers in the gulf of Paria, and
Return of Wounded on board his Majesretaken four of their captures. Since
ty's ship Niger, April 26.
Lieut. Long, First Lieutenant, feveremy letter of 17th of January, a fourth sip, under Danish colours, has been ta- ly wounded on the head and hand. ken, attempting to convoy French peo.
Mr James Paton, Midshipman, on the
head, ple, from Havre de Grace into Guada
Three feamen and two marines fligiitloupe. This gazette also contains a letter from
SIR, Lieut. Richards of the Alfred, that the pa
Niger, at seo, May 8. tional corvette La Favourite, and two I had the honour to receive from you on
In compliance with the orders which merchant ships belonging to Admiral Cornwallis'
the 4th instant, I stood for the French which had been capconvoy,
coast, and by seven o'clock the next tured by the coryette were all taken by morning fetched clofe in with the eastern the Alfred.
Also an account from Vice-Admiral part of the INe Dieu, where I discovered, Kingsmill, of the capture of the French
and immediately gave chace to and ran
on shore, a French fchooner and Noop. national cutter Le Cigne of 14 guns and
The schooner was completely bilged ; 60 men, by his Majesty's ship Doris.
the floop, laden with wine and brandy, Admiralty-Office, May 17.
was brought off and taken in tow; but
in a short time she became so water-logExtract of a letter from Vice-Admiral ged that I fcuttled her.
Colpoys, dated on board his Majesty's Admiralty-Office, May 17. ship London, at Spithead, the 14th inft
. Copy of a letter from Admiral Peyton, to Mr Nepean, Secretary to the Ad.
Commander in Chief of his Majesty's miralty.
ships in the Downs, to Mr Nepean, I bere with transmit you, for the infor
dated May 15. mation of my Lords Commissioners of SIR, You will be pleafed to acquaint the Admiralty, copies of two letters re- their Lordships, that the Flora armed ceived from Capt. Foote, of bis Majef- cutter, Lieut. Reddy, is just returned ty's ship Niger, giving me an account here from looking into Dunkirk, and has of his proceedings at different times I brought in with him L’Epervier French detached him in More on the coast of lugger, mounting 2 iwo pounders and France.
6 swivels, with 26 men, which he cap,
tured close in with Dunkirk.--She failed ter, and be kept to hard labour for the from Havre de Grace on the roth inft. space of five years; and within the first and had not taken any thing.
three months of that time, that you (End of the Gazettes.)
ftand in and upon the pillory for one hour, between the hours of eleven and
two in the afternoon, in some public LONDON.
ftreet in Gloucester, on a market day; April 15. MIr Pitt concluded his bars and that you give fureties in 100cl. for gain for the new loan, which is to be your good behaviour for the term of ten for feven millions and a half. The bar- years to be computed from the expira-, gain was made with Mr Boyd, Mr Ro- tion of the said five years; and that you barts, Mr Thelluffon, Mr Golulinid, be further imprisoned until you find the and Mr Salamon, for 7,500,000l. on the said fureties.” following terms.
11. Crossfield, Le Maitre, Iliggins, and 201. of 3 per cents confols at 67 8 Smith, were placed at the bar of the Old
3 per cents reduced 16 10 0 Bailey, charged with a conspiracy to afLong Annuity
sassinate the King. Crossfield pleaded Discount
70 generally Not Guilty. Le Maitre fajd,
he had good objections to make to the 103
69 indictment ; but, relying on his inno. To this borus is to be added full three cence, would not make them: he therequarters per cent, on account of the an. fore pleaded Not Guilty; as did George nuity commencing from the 5th January Higgins and John Smith. Some confiillait, to that the bonus is 4l. 15. gd. per tation was then held at the bar, when cent.
Le Maitre, Higgins, and Smith, were reHis Majefty, or the 17th ult. review- manded, and Crossfield was put on his ed the North fencible regiment, com- trial. The Attorney General address, manded
by the Duke of Gordon, in Hyde fed the Jury, and having laid down the Park. The King was attended to the law, and ftated the circumstances of field hy, all the male branches of the Roy, the case, proceeded to adduce the eal Family. They made, a very martial vidence on the part of the Crown. After appearance, and gave universal fatisfac- this, the trial was adjourned till next. tion to his Majesty, the Royal Family, day, when Mr Adam addressed the Juand a number of military officers, and ry in the prisoner's defence. Several others. The plaid dress, the aceompa- witnesses were examined, and the Attora niment of the bagpipe music, and the ney General replied to Mr Adam. After kueness of the day made it a very ergag- hearing the charge by the Judge, the ing spectacle.
Jury retired; and after deliberating aThe attempts, or supposed attempts bout two hours, brought in a verdict of the moncpcliffs, to keep up the price Not Guilty. of corn, have unfortunately excited riots 20. This day came on the trial of Jokin by misguided people at Hull, Portsmouth, Reeves, Esq; for a libel, before Lord, and other places. The prudence of the Kenyon and a Special Jury, at Guildmagiftrates, and the vigilant alacrity of hall. Our readers will remember, that the militia and volunteers, have hither, this profecution was instituted, in conto prevented any very serious conse- sequence of a resolution of the House of quences.
Commons, on account of a pamphlet May 7. The judgment of the Court of published by Mr R. intituled, “Thoughts King's Bench was moved for by the At- on the English Government torney General against Kyd Wake, a which were the expreffions, “that the journeyman printer, who grossly insulted Kingly Government miglit go on, if and abused the King in his way to the Lords and Commons were lopped off;" Parliament House, in October last, when and stich other expressions as were deemJustice Allhurst pronounced fentence as ed a libel by the House. The Attorney follows, after addreffing the prifoner on General ftated the case on the part of the enormity of his crime, and the fri- the Crown, and left it to the Jury to volousness as well as futility of his de confider, whether the expressions alludfence : " That you be committed to the ed to were merely unadvised and errocuftody of the Keeper of the Penitentiary neous; or whether, considering the whole Honk in and for the county of Cloucel context of the pamphlet, they were, as charged, libellous, and tending to villify coat, waiftcoat, and shirt; opened the the Constitution. Mr Plumber, in be knees of his breeches, and talked of fighthalf of Mr Reeves, admitted the fact of ing. He (the deponent) then went to the publication; and contended, from the door of the carriage, and saw a dead man whole tenor of the work, and the known lying on the cushion. The people then character of Mr Reeves, and his enthu- came up, surrounded Lord Frederick; fiaftic admiration, and support against and took him to the watch-house.The democracy, of the British Conftitution, evidence was confirmed by the other that no imputation of libel could be fix- driver. Sir Edward Lacon, Mayor of ed on him.-Lord Kenyon delivered an Yarmouth, gave severai strong instances admirable charge to the Jury, who re- to prove insanity in both Lord Fredericks tired, and remained out of Court for up- and Lord Charles. Their behaviour to wards of an hour. When they return« each other, at Yarmouth, evinced every ed, the Foreman said, “ My Lord, the mark of mutual affection; but their con. Jury are of opinion, that the pamphlet; duct was such, that their friends wished which has been proved to have been writ. to get them out of Yarmouth as foon as ten by John Reeves, Efq; is a very im- poflible; and he himself had followed proper publication: but being of opinion, them to London in the mail coach, in that his motives were not such as laid in order to inform the Marquis, their fathe information, therefore-Not Guilty.” ther, of their fituation. Lord Frederick's
28. An examination took place yester- servant deposed, that his matter had been day, at the public office in Great Marl- confined for insanity two years ago, and borough-ftreet, respecting the sudden that from his behaviour at Yarmouth, and unfortunate death of Lord Charles he was apprehensive another fit was comTownthend, who had the very day be- ing on. It appeared, from the observafore been returned member for Yar. tions of Mr Kerrison, apprentice to Mr mouth in Norfolk, and was returning Barnham, chymist, No 330. in Oxfordthence with his brother Lord Frederick street, (to whole house the deceased was · Townshend, in their own chariot with conveyed) that the pistol must have been four poft-horses. The last stage was from put into the mouth, as the teeth were Ilford. One of the poftillions deposed, not injured ; but he could not fay whethat he was ordered to drive to Hano- ther it was suicide, or death by the hand ver-square, by a gentleman in black, of another: he thought the deceased had (Lord Frederick Townshend) he saw no been dead two hours. other gentleman in the carriage; and was positive that there was no other on the fear, because, if there had been, he
DUBLIN. mutt have seen him. The gentleman in
May 2. This day the court-martial black paid the Stratford turnpike. They that had been fitting on Lieut.-Col. Shaw,, then drove on, and he heard no noise fince the 4th of January, clofed its prowhatsoever, until they came near the ceedings, which terminated mcít ho-, Globe, at Mile-end, when he heard the rourably for that oficer. On seventeen report of a pistol in the carriage, and charges he was acquitted with honour; turning about, faw Lord Frederick throw he was found guilty of two, one of whicha the pistol out of the window into the did not deserve the least censure; the o. road; he still drove on, and he saw Lord ther was adjudged censurable, on account Frederick wave his hat, and heard him of irregularity. The President addrefred hollow feveral times, and make a great Lieut. Col. Shay, and acquainted him, deal of noise. When they arrived at the
“ that he had no order from government corner of Argyle-street, in Oxford-street, to convey any censure than the reading he alighted to ask the gentleman where of the sentence.". The Court-added to be was to drive him to? who said, to the the sentence, " That the prosecution apBinop of Norwich's; but upon saying peared to them to have originated more that he did not know where the Bishop from malicious notives than from any lived, the gentleman came cut of the attachment to his Majesty's service; féchariot, and struck him over the face, veral of the charges appeared frivilous and fwore he'd knock m down. ord and vexatious, and others not having Frederick walked about without at, been attempted to be fupported by evitempting to make off, and tripped off his dence."
letter and warrant for ioool. for pro. On the 27th ult. a fire at Jedburgh pagating the Protestant religion in the consumed a tan work, and several dwel- Highlands and INands of Scotland, being ling houses in the Smyth wynd. read, as usual, the Assembly was opened
A young gentleman belonging to a by an elegant speech from the throne, to banking house in town, dropped a par- which a very suitable reply was made by cel containing one thousand pounds. The the Moderator. The further proceedfame was found by a porter at the head ings of the Affembly, will be given next of the close leading from the Royal Bank, month. and returned.
20. This day a young man, well dressAt a meeting of the Quarter Seffions ed, fell from Salisbury Craigs, and was of the county of Edinburgh, the Lord killed on the spot. His name is Knox, Advocate, in a speech which did honour he was a gentleman's servant. to his feelings, declared, that he was A young woman was also found dead determined to exert all the power with within the sea-mark, a little to the eastwhich he was invested, to procure a ward of the Glasshouses. speedy relief to the poorer classes of the 26. This day the Right Hon. Henry community, who were the most affected Dundas, one of his Majesty's Principal by the present high prices of provisions. Secretaries of State, was unanimously He therefore moved, That a Committee elected Member of Parliament for this of the gentlemen of the county should cit;. The metropolis of Scotland is the be appointed, to confer with the Lord only borough which has the privilege of Provost and Magistrates of the city, in chusing its Representative immediately order to concert measures for procuring after the diffolution. All the other boa more plentiful supply to the markets, roughs in Scotland must elect on one day, and at reduced prices. The Committee which is thirty days after the tefte of the accordingly met, and came to several re- writs. ,folutions on the subject.
On the 3d the price of oat meal fell Helen Cameron, daughter of the late in Edinburgh market, one penny a peck Mr Cameron of Callart, and her husband, -the best is now fold at - 18d. And on against Ewan Cameron of Faffefern, Esq. the 4th, oats fell two shillings a boll in This was a claim made to a lease of part the corn market.
of the forfeited estate of Callart. The The Baltic trade and other vessels in Court of Seffion dismissed the claim; and Leith roads at present, are near one hun after the appellants counsel had finished, dred, which make a grand and pictur- the House of Lords affirmed the interloesque appearance.
cutors, without hearing the respondent's On the 6th, at the annual Belton fair counsel. of Rutherglen, there was the greateft 17. William Irving of Wifeby, against show of horses and black cattle almost Sir Robert Turing, Bart. and others, his ever remembered. The demand for creditors. Affirmed with L. 60 сofts.. horses was but small; those, however, 25. Sir Robert Anstruthér of Balcalkie, which were fold, brought very high appellant, against Sir John Anftruther, prices. The cows sold in general remar- -affirmed. kably well; one was sold for eighteen guineas.
April 2. The Circuit Court of Justia 19. This day the General Assembly of ciary was opened at Jedburgh by the the Church of Scotland met. The Right Right Hon. Lord Eskgrove. John Scott Hon. the Earl of Leven, his Majesty's was accused of forgery; the Jury found Commissioner, attended by several Noble. the libel not proven, and he was affoilmen and Gentlemen, walked from his zied and dismissed.-Elizabeth Elliot lodgings, New Assembly Close, to the was accused of child murder, on the 21st High Church, where he was received by act of the ad feffion of the ift Parliament the Magiftrates in their robes. The Rev. of King William and Queen Mary. The Dr James Meek preached. After sermon, pannel presented a petition, praying for his Grace went to the Assembly room, banishment; and the Advocate Depute, when the Rev. Dr William Greenfield, on the part of the public prosecutor, one of the ministers of this city, was having consented to her being banithed unanimously elected Moderator. His from Scotland for fourteen years, fenGrace's commiffion, and his Majeity's tence was paffed according!y.-John