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LONDON GAZETTES. 12th inttant, I discovered a frigate and a
Whitehall, May 21.

brig ftanding in to the feet, making the Extract of a letter from Major-General private fignal to speak with -me; they --Earl of Balcarres, to the Duke of Port- proved to be his Majesty's ship Pegatus land, dated Jaimaica, March 26. and Sylph Noop, whom I had ordered

I Have the fatisfaction to inform your to cruize off the Naze of Norwxy. Capt. Grace of the termination of the Maroon Donnelly came on board, and informed

me, that in consequence of the informaThirty-lix Trelawny Maroons, and all tion he had received on the 8th instant, the runaway negroes who had joined of the Dutch frigate Argo and three them in rebellion, surrendered their arms national brigs having left Frickeroe on the 17th and 21st of March.

the day before I immediately dispatched The Marons to windward, who had Capt. Halsted in the Phenix, together Mem a molt refractory and disobedient with the Leopard, Pegasus, and Sylph, fpirit fince the commencement of the to proceed to the northward of the rebellion, have made their submission, Texel, and spread the rest of the squaand on their knees, in the presence of dron. All the ships had just made fail commissioners, have sworn allegiance to about five o'clock, when the signal was his Majefty, I shall, by the packet, in- made for seeing the Dutch frigate and Close the commission, and the return up- brigs; made the signal for a general chace,

it then blowing strong at W.N. W. with The most perfect internal tranquillity very hazy weather. At a little before is restored to the island: The Naves on nine o'clock the Phænix got up with every plantation are obedient, contented, the Dutch frigate Argo, mounting 36 and happy.

guns, and manned with 237 men, and, Our operations against the rebels have after a fmart action of about half an been carried on with unremitting vigour. hour (during which time she made every In following the enemy into their new effort to get off), the struck to the Phoereceffes, the troops have undergone nix's superior fire; for the particulars of fatigue hardly to be credited; the last which, must beg to refer their Lordships to column which moved againit them were Capt. Halfted's letter herewith inclosed, five days without one drop of water, who, I have the pleasure to say, has on except what they found in the wild pines. this, and every other occasion, whilst

The rebels, worn out with fatigue, under my command, shewn himself to continually harrassed and disurbed in be a most active, zealous and excellent every new fettlement, have been con- officer. quered in a country where no European We continued in chace of the brigs, had ever thought of penetrating. leaving the Powerful to affift Capt. Hal

The very fortunate clofe of this war is fted in shifting the prisoners, &c. At to be ascribed to the activity and good ten o'clock we saw the Leander and Pes couduct of Major-Gen. Walpole, and I gafus near two of the brigs (which I most humbly recommend him to his have fince found to be the Echo of 18 Majesty's favour.

BALCARRES. guns, and the De Gier of 14 guns), but In the same Gazette Capt. Cayley, of it was so hazy, and blowing fo hard, we his Majesty's ihip Invincible writes, that foon loft fight of them; however, by the on the in instant April he captured the inclosed letter I received from Capt. Alexander French privateer of 10 guns Donnelly, their Lordships will be inand 66 men, out ten days, which had formed they were both run on shore near captured the Signior Montcalm, from Basch, about ten leagues to the eastward Lisbon, bound to the Brazils, which ship of the Texel. was also recaptured.

The Leander I find, stood as near the Extract of a letter from Adam Duncan, shore as she could with safety, and saw

Efq; Admiral of the Blue, and Com- one of the brigs a.ground; and from the mander in chief of his Majesty's fhips report of the master of the cutters I sent and vessels in the North Sea, to Mr in shore ofter, find one of them was Nepean, Secretary to the Admiralty, completely loft ; the other had beat over dated Venerable, at sea, May 16. At a Thoal, and got to an anchor, but as it noon, Texel, S. E. by E. distance 15 blew a perfect storm the next day on leagues.

shore, have reason to helieve she is loft. Be pleased to acquaint'the Lord: Com We stood after the other brig, and a millioners of the Admiralty, that, on the little before eleven she ftruck to the


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Sylph : She proves to be the Mercury or from Ainsterdam, of the 24th instant, 16 guns (all of which, except two, the that, in consequence of the late disturhad thrown overboard during the chace), bance in that city, the French General and manned with 85 men. The day fol- Bournonville had thought it adviseable lowing, was rejoined by the Powerful, to propose putting a considerable numPhænix, and Brilliant, together with the ber of French troops in garrison in that Dutch frigate, and the Duke of York city; that the measure had at firft met bye-boat from Yarmouth to Hamburgli, with much opposition on the part of the which had been captured by the Argo burgbers of that city, who had claimed the day before, and retaken by the Pnce to themselves the right of settling their nix on the 12th. The frigate is in excel. own dispute, without the interference of lent condition, and in a few days might the French military ; that, however, they be got ready for sea, and made a com- had been obliged to yield, and that a plete cruizer. I am, &c.

considerable body of French troops had Adam DUNCAN. actually marched into Amsterdam. Then follows a letter from Capt. Don.

Whitehall, June 11. nely; and another from Capt. Halfted, gi By a dispatch from Major General ving the particulars of the action with the Gordon Forbes to the Rt Hon. Henry Argo, which concludes, “It is with infinite Dundas, one of his Majeity's principal pleasure, I assure you of the very steady Secretaries of State, dated Mole St Ni. and cool behaviour of the officers and cholas, St Domingo, April 10. 1796, it fhip's company I have the honour to appears, that a division of Britih and command, it being such as to merit colonial troops from the garrison at Portevery thing I can say in their praise. au-Prince were embarked, on the 17th

Our loss consists of one man killed and and 18th March, in order to proceed awounded; that of the enemy fix killed gainft the town and fortress of Leogane and twenty-eight wounded, some of in the same island. The troops were them dangerouily.

landed on the 21st, and a firing was 0The fails, standing, and running rig. pened on the following day from a tem. giug received some damage, as did the porary battery, which had been constructe enemy's, but not of so much confe- ed. The enemy having brought their quence, but was foon put to rights. The heavy artillery to flank this battery, it frigate and brigs were from Norway, was obliged to abandoned, with the bound to the Texel; the cutter which loss of one fix-pounder disabled, and awe retook is the Duke of York packet, nother spiked and left behind. On this from Yarmouth to the Elbe, taken by occasion, Lieutenant Bingham, of the them the day before. I have the honour artillery, loft his arm, and that corps, to be, &c.

L. W. HALSTED.” which behaved remarkably well, suffer-May 31. This day's gazette contains ed some triling lofs. A very heavy fire a letter from Capt. Thomas Freemantle, had been maintained during the greatest of his Majesty's ship Inconftant, dated part of the 22d, from the ships of war, April 23, giving an account of his cap- against the town and forts; but no imture of L’Unite, a corvette of 34 guns prelfion whatever having been made by and 258 men.--Also from Capt. N. Tom- them, and the plac, appearing much linton,

commander of his Majesty's Noop, stronger than it had been reprefented, La Suffisante, containing intelligence of the forces were judged inadequate to the the capture of the brig Revanche, pier- enterprize, and the troops, ftores, guns, ced for 14, and mounting 12, long four and ammunition of every kind, were, pounders, with 85 chosen men.And of therefore, re-embarked, without further the capture of La Fantasie, mounting 14 loss or accident. guns, with 75 men, by Sir J. B. Warren.

Admiralty-Office, June 11. June 7. This gazette contains the in- Extract of a letter from Rear-Admiral telligence of Capt. Mowat of his Ma Parker, Commanderin Chief of his Maa jefty's fhip Resistance, having taken Le jesty's fhips, &c. at Jamaica, to Mr Chaffeur privateer, pierced for 12 fix Nepean, dated Swiftlure, at Port-aupounders, but having only 4, and 42 men Prince, March 27.1796. on board, near New York.

; For their Lordships information, I beg Downing Street, Yune 8. leave to acquaint you, that, agreeably to Extract of a Dispatch from Mr Fraser to my letter of the 28th ult. I proceeded to Ld Grenville, dated Hamburg, May 27. Port-au-Prince with Gen. Forbes; where,

Information has been received here upon our arrival, a meeting was called of VOL. LVIII.



the general officers, and the proposal for our lee beam ; as the day opened, we attacking Leogane discussed.

perceived them to be frigates belonging On the 21st, the army was landed, in to the French nation, which I commutwo divilions, to the eastward and weft. nicated to Captain Williams by signal, ward of the fort and town, covered to who immediaiely made fail to join me, the westward by the Ceres and Lark, and on his near approach made our figand to the eastward by the Iphigenia, nal to pass within hail, for the purpose and Cormorant and Syren Noops, with of giving him information of the enethe Africa and Leviathan placed against my's force. The ftatement of their futhe fort, and the Swiftsure to cannonade periority encouraged him in the eager the town.. The fire of the latter was in pursuit, having said that he would atterrupted in the course of half an hour tack the largest ship, and defiring me to from the situation of the army on shore; engage the next in strength. This noble but the two former kept up an unremit- example inspired every person with conting cannonade for near four hours a- fidence of success. At two o'clock, the gainst the fort, until dark, and the land Unicorn being on our weather beam, we wind coming fresh, the ships were mov- made fail, keeping up a running fight ed off to a proper anchorage.

till a quarter past four o'clock, when the The day following, the army were fternmost ship, finding it impossible to chiefly employed reconnoitring; and the escape, put his helm a-port, and endeanext day, from what they had observed, voured to rake us; but being fortunateand the intelligence gained, the enemy ly baffled in this effort, afforded us an were found so exceedingly numerous, opportunity of placing ourselves abreaft that it was thought best for his Majef- of him within pistol shot, when a quick ty's service to re-embark the army, &c. and well directed fire compelled him to and postpone the operation for the pre- surrender to his Majesty's ship in less sent.

than twenty minutes. She proved to be In the course of the night, and by the Thames, commanded by Citizen noon the next day, the artillery, army, Fraden, moupting 36 guns and 300 men, &c. were re-embarked; but I am sorry The ship which the Unicorn continued to add, that the army loft a few men, in chace of, is La Tribune, of 40 guns and that the Africa had one man killed and 320 men, bearing the broad penand seven wounded; and the Leviathan dant, Citizen Moulson, commander of a five killed and twelve wounded, two division; the other, which made off to fince dead, with damage done to the windward, is La Legere of 24 guns and mafts and yards of both ships, insomuch 180 men. I am glad to obferve, that our that they must go down to Jamaica to loss is very disproportionate to the eneto have them made good.

my, having only two seamen killed, and Admiralty-fice, June 18. the boatswain and two seamen wounded, The gazette of this date contains a and her's thirty-two killed, and nineteen letter from Sir Edward Pellew, inform- wounded, and many of the latter have ing of the capture of two national brig since died.”. corvettes, one of 1o, the other of 16 Capt. Williams writes, “after a clofe guns, by the squ dron under his com- and obstinate fire, which lafted 35 mi. mand.

nutes, I observed that the enemy had It contains also letters from Vice-Ad- dropt on our quarter, was close hauled, miral Kingsmill, commander in chief of attempting, by a mafterly maneuvre, his Majesty's ships and vessels at Cork, to cross our ftern, and gain the wind. wherein he informs of the capture of a This was happily prevented by our in, large fhip laden with Dutch property ftantly throwing all aback, and giving from Surinam. And further informing the ship strong fternway, by which we of the capture of the Thames frigate, by pafled his bow, regained our fituation, Captain Martin of the Santa Margaretta; and renewed the attack. The effects of and of La Tribune by Captain Williams our fire foon put an end to all maneuvre, of the Unicorn, being part of a squadron for the enemy's ship was completely dif. commanded by Commodore Moulson. mantled, her fire ceased, and all further

Captain Martin writes, that being in resistance appeared to be ineffectual; company with his Majesty's ship Uni- they called to us they had surrendered, corn, eighteen leagues west of Scilly, we The ship proves to be La Tribune, comdiscovered, at two o'clock in the morn- manded by Commodore John Moulfon, ing, three fail of thips about a mile on mounting 44 guns, though pierced for

48; on the main deck 26 twelves, on able accounts of the capture of Deme.
the quarter-deck and forecastle 16 long rary by Major Gen. White, with about
fixes, and 2 421b. carronades; had on 70 ships loaded with the produce of the
board at the commencement of the ac- country; and the operations of the
tion 337 men, 37 of whom are killed, troops at St Lucia, under Sir R. Aber-
13 badly, and 2 Nightly wounded. The cromby, both which will be given next
Thip is quite new, launched since the munth. (End of the Gazettes.)
commencement of the war, fails extreme-
ly fast, is of large dimensions, being on
the gun deck two feet broader and thir-

teen feet longer than the Unicorn. Com June 1. On Monday, during the
modore Moulson, who I am sorry to add whole day, there was a very violent
is among the wounded, is by birth an storm, which was particulary felt in St
American, but has served fixteen years James' and Hyde Parks, where the trees
in the French navy, and during the pre- have suffered more than in the memor-
sent war has always had the command able hurricane of November last.
of a division. The squadron late under 7. It is with great satisfaction we an-
his orders, consisting of La Tribune, La nounce, that the treaty, between Great
Proferpine, La Thames, and La Legere, Britain and America, was ratified in the
of 20 nine pounders, had left Brest two House of Representatives, by a majority
days only, and had taken nothing; La of three voices.
Proferpine separated the preceding e 14. Yesterday the poll for the city of
vening in a fog. While I congratulate Westminster finally closed; when the
myself upon the happy effects of their numbers appeared as follows:
valour in the capture of two of the ener For Mr Fox

5160 my's frigates, that have done so much

Admiral Gardner

4814 mischief to our commerce during the

John-Horne Tooke 2819. war, and on their present cruize were 21. Arrived the American fhip Sanson, likely to do so much more, you may ea. Captain Smith, which left Bengal the ad fily conceive what my feelings are, when of February, and brings the melancholy I inform you, Sir, this service is obtain particulars of the capture of the Triton ed without the loss of one of the brave East Indiaman, of 800 tons, on the 29th men in the ship under my command; of January, in the Balasore Roads, by a my happiness will be complete, if I find party of Frenchmen, in a schooner, the Santa Margaretta has been equally which had been captured a few days befortunate.”

fore by the Modeste French privatteer. Extract of a letter from Lord Amelius The whole number did not exceed 25,

Beauclerk, Captain of his Majesty's who it was proved had broken their pafhip Dryad, Plymouth Sound, June 17. role, escaped from Calcutta in a dingey, 1796, to Mr Nepean.

and contrived to get poffefsion of the Sur, Please to inform their Lordships, Pilot schooner, under which defcription that on the 13th inst, we discovered a they were permitted to come along fide sail ftanding towards us from the south of the Triton. The moment they had ward, but on nearing us hauled her wind boarded her, they killed every person and tacked. I immediately chaced, and who had the misfortune to be upon deck. came along-side of her at nine P. M. Those who unfortunately fell victims to when, after a close action of forty-five the treachery of these savages were, minutes, she ftruck; proves to be the Capt. Philip Burnyeate, the commander, national frigate La Proserpine, mount. a very meritorious officer; Lieut. Wm ing 26 eighteen pounders, 12 nines, and Pickett, of the infantry, (the only son of 4 thirty-two pound carronades, with 348 the worthy Alderman,) who was bound men, commanded by Citizen Pevrieu ; to Bengal; a Midshipman, a Quarterfailed from Brest the 6th inft. in company master, and a seaman. They then fired with La Tribune, Thames, and La Leo at the crew down the hatchway, and gere corvette ; had not taken any thing. wounded fix, who were at dinner; the it is with pleasure I add, that our loss reft called for quarter, and obtained it; confifted only of 2 killed, and 7 wounded; the remaining passengers, officers, and La Proserpine, 30 killed and 45 wound. crew, were put on board the Dianag ed. I have the honour to be, &c.

another prize, off Ganjam.-The invoice AM. BEAUCLERK, goods of the Triton, for Madras, ao This gazette also contains the agree. mounted to about L1 157000, which has

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been fafely landed. Those for Bengal when the Lord Advocate was elected and Bencoulen were comparatively trif- without a diffenting voice. After the ing.

election, his Lordship, in a concise and 25. A reconciliation having taken place elegant speech, returned thanks to the between the Prince and Princess of Freeholders, for the honour they had Wales, his Royal Highness came this conferred on him by again appointing day to Carleton House, and dined with him their Representative ; an honour a felect party of friends. This desirable which it had been his earliest ambition event is said to have been brought about to attain, and he hoped he might, witbthrough the mediation of his Majesty out presumption, attribute this addition. and the Duke of York.

al proof of their confidence to an approbation of his past public conduct.

16. A duel was fought in the neigh. EDINBURGI.

bourhood of this city, between Major June 4. This being the anniversary of Crichton and Mr Bennet furgeon in Ehis Majesty's birth, who enters his 59th dinburgh, when the Major was wounded. year, the great guns were fired at noon, The ball entered near the left fide of and the Royal Edinburgh Volunteers and the chest, pafled through part of the Hopetoun fencibles fired a feu de joye on pectoral muscle, and came out behind, the occasion. The ships in the roads near the edge of the blade bone. The likewise fired a salute at one o'clock. wound is not considered dangerous, and

The Lord Provoft and Magistrates met there is every reasonable hope of a in the Parliament House in the after speedy recovery. noon, which was fitted up in the usual The Royal Aberdeen Volunteers have ftile. - In the course of the evening the prefented Captain William Byres with mob was, as is usual, exceedingly difor- an elegant silver tea vase, and a handderly, throwing mud and pelting every fome sword; on each of which is en decent person that appeared on the graved the following inscription :street. Several gentlemen were very

« From the Aberdeen Volunteers, to much hurt. Some of the most active in Captain William Byres, in testimony of breaking the windows, &c. have been their sense of obligation for his attention apprehended.

and services to the corps, 1796.6. This day being the anniversary of The Rt Hon. the Lord Provoft, Ma. the birth of George Heriot, his ftatue giftrates and Council, unanimously voted was elegantly decorated with flowers; the freedom of this city to the Rt Hon. and the usual ceremonies gone through. the Earl of Errol, and the Chevalier The sermon was preached by the Rev. Cicciaporci, a nobleman of Rome. Mr Black,

19. The Royal Edinburgh Volunteers 9. By a letter from the collector had a grand field day. The Right Hon. and comptroller of the customs at Port Henry Dundas attended in his uniform. Glasgow, to the Commissioners of his The Duke of Buccleugh, Lord FredeMajesty's cuftoms, received this day, it rick Campbell, Lord Adam Gordon, and appears, that a Dutch frigate, called the Staff were alto present. Jafon, mounting 36 guns, with upwards 20. This day, as the poft boy with

of 200 men on board, was, on the 8th the mail from the west country, was : inft. brought into Greenock by her crew, coming along the North Bridge, bis

who had put their officers under confine- horse fell down with him, which broke ment. This frigate is part of a Dutch the boy's leg. He was immediately carsquadron which failed from the Texel ried to the Infirmary. in February lait, but baving met with Two Catabaw Indians arrived in town damages was obliged to put into Dron- on the 7th inft. attired in their native theim to refit. A great party of the drefs, the fingularity of which attracted Sutherland fencibles have marched from fo much notice, that they were taken Glasgow for Greenock, to take possession to the City Guard, having no settled of the frigate.

place of residence, to keep them from Io. This day a very numerous atten- the crowd which attended them on the dance of the Freeholders of the county streets. John Redhead, the oldest of the of Edinburgh took place in the Parlia. two, speaks tolerably good English, and ment Houte, in order to elect their Re- gives the following account of himself presentative for the casuing Parliament, and his companion : He says, that they


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