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the general officers, and the proposal for our lee beam ; as the day opened, we aitacking Leogane discussed.
perceived them to be frigates
belonging On the 21st, the army was landed, in to the French nation, which I commutwo divitions, to the eartward 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 purpole and Cormorant and Syren Noops, with of giving him information of the enethe Africa and Leviathan placed against my's force. The statement of their suthe fort, and the Swift sure 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, mounting 36 guns and 300 men, &c: were re-embarked; but I am forry The ship which the Unicorn continued to add, that the army lost 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 muft go down to Jamaica to loss is very disproportionate to the ene. to have them made good.
my, having only two feamen killed, and Admiralty-Ofice, Yune 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 fince died.”. corvettes, one of 1o, the other of 16 Capt. Williams writes, after a clofe guns, by the squdron under his com- and obftinate fire, which lafted 35 mimand.
nutes, I observed that the enemy had It contains also letters from Vice-Ad- dropt on our quarter, was close bauled, miral Kingsmill, commander in chief of attempting, by a mafterly mancuvre, 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 thip laden with Dutch property ftantly throwing all aback, and giving from Surinam. And further informing the ship strong iternway, by which we of the capture of the Thames frigate, by passed 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 manœuvre of the Unicorn, being part of a squadron for the enemy's ship was completely dis
. 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 fait of ships about a mile on mounting 44 guns, though pierced for 48; on the main deck 26 twelves, on able accounts of the capture of Demethe 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 Ship is quite new, launched since the munth. (End of the Gazettes.) commencement of the war, fails extremely fast, is of large dimensions, being on the gun deck two feet broader and thir
LONDON. 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 memorsent 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 anhis orders, consisting of La Tribune, La nounce, that the treaty, between Great Proserpine, La Thames, and La Legere, Britain and America, was ratified in the of 20 nine pounders, had left Breft two House of Representatives, by a majority days only, and had taken nothing ; La of three voices. Proserpine 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 poffeffion of the Sir, Please to inform their Lordships, Pilot fchooner, under which description that on the 13th inft, we discovered a they were permitted to come along side 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 perfon 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 clofe action of forty-five the treachery of these favages were, minutes, the Atruck; 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 fon of 4 thirty-two pound carronades, with 348 the worthy Alderman,) who was bound men, commanded by Citizen Pevrieu ; to Bengal; à Midshipman, a Quarterfailed from Brest the 6th inst. in company master, and a feaman. They then fired with La Tribune, Thames, and La Le 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 Proferpine, 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, de This gazette also contains the agree. mounted to about L 15,000, which has
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been safely landed. Those for Bengal when the Lord Advocate was elected and Bencoolen were comparatively trifi- 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 Houie, 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, withthrough the mediation of his Majesty out presumption, attribute this addition. and the Duke of York.
al proof of their confidence to an appro
bation of his past public conduct. EDINBURGH.
16. A duel was fought in the neigh.
bourhood of this city, between Major June 4. This being the anniversary of Crichton and Mr Bennet surgeon in E. his 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, passed 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- fpeedy 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 disor- an elegant filver tea vase, and a handderly, throwing mud and pelting every fome word; on each of which is endecent 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 teftimony 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 statue 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 customs, received this day, it rick Campbell, Lord Adam Gordon, and appears, that a Dutch frigate, called the Staff were also present. Jason, mounting 36 guns, with upwards 20. This day, as the post boy with
of 200 men on board, was, on the 8th the mail from the west country, was : inst. brought into Greenock by her crew, coming along the North Bridge, his
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 carsquadrou which failed from the Texel ried to the Infirmary. in February last, 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 Jo 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 ensuing Parliament, and his companion: He says, that they
are of the Catabaw tribe of Indians; dress to his Majesty on his late providenthat they refided about 70 miles from tial preservation was also agreed to ;Charlestown, South Carolina ; and em. and an address on the happy delivery of ployed themselves in growing corn and her Royal Highness the Princess of making baskets, which they carried to Wales. To be transmitted to his MaCharlestown for sale; that, about 17 jeity by his Grace the Commissioner. weeks ago, they went on board a vessel The Assembly proceeded to conf. along with a man named Millan or Mil- der the reference from the Synod of Aler, who carried them to London, where berdeen, respecting ministers of Chapeis they were exhibited in public. ron of Eafe being elected members of church thence he brought them in a vessel to judicatories. After reasoning upon it, it Dundee, where he deserted them. Red- was moved and seconded, “That the Ge. head is about 30 years of age, of stout neral Affembly shall declare, that it ap. athletic make, 5 feet 6 inches high, or pears to this Afiembly, that miniiters of thereabout, of a copper colour, long Chapels of Ease being in the habitual black bair hanging loofe. His head is exercise of the functions of the miniftebound round the upper part with a rial office, are thereby disqualified from black filk handkerchief tied behind. fitting as lay members in the judicatories Round his neck he wears a collar of beau. of this church." And another motion tifully plaited beads of wampoon ;-his was made and seconded, " That a comjacket or frock is of American fabric, .mittee shall be appointed to prepare an stripped printed cotton, and hangs loofe. overture on this lubject, to be transmitHe has corduroy breeches; but a little ted to the different presbyteries of the above the knees and downwards, he church.” wears a fort of red nankeen trousers, 24. The Affembly proceeded to the with a beaded garter under the knee, confideration of the cause of Mr Gillanfringed with yellow and green taffels. ders, minister of Fern, transmitted to These trousers are laced down the front them by their committee of bills. Parof the leg, and ornamented with various ties being called, there appeared Mr coloured beads, which branch out into Gillanders, the appellant, with Mr Rosa a variety of figures on the upper part of bert Corbett, Advocate, as his counsel. his mocuffens, or ihoes, which are made for the fynod of Angus and Mearns, of a soft leather resembling shamoy. He Mr Ferney at Kinnetties, Mr Macvicar wears a broad filver breaft.plate, and a at Dundee, and Mr George Cook at bracelet of filver on each arm, tied with Laurencekirk. Parties being fully heard, green ribbon. John Cappe, the young- upon a motion made, “ The General eft of the two, feems to be about 20 Affembly reverse the sentences of the years of age; is slender made, has an Presbytery of Brechin, and Synod of effeminate appearance, sweet face, and Angus and Mearns; disapprove of the poffefes a very bashful and modest man- manner in which the Presbytery have ner. He speaks no English; his dress conducted their visitation in the parilla is nearly fimilar to that of the other, of Fern; remit this cause to the Presbyonly the back of his jacket is ornamented tery, and ordain them, at their first ordiwith the figure of a woman on it. His nary meeting, to pronounce judgment on trousers are red cloth, and he has com- the accusation brought against Mr Gilmon fhoes above his mocussens, wears landers by Martha Lighton; and thereneither breast-plate nor bracelets. They after to summon the other perfons, acboth wear Mirts of coarse linen, painted cusers of Mr Gillanders, to come for. red on the neck and breast. The eldest ward, in terms of the form of process, one exprefled a strong defire to be fent with such of their charges as they Mall home, and the magistrates ordered a bed think proper, in form of a libel-on to be provided for them, and two tick- which libel the Presbytery are to judge; ets taken out for the fly to carry them enjoining the Presbytery, notwithstandto Glasgow in the morning; from thence ing any appeals that may be taken from it is thought they will go on to Green- their tentences, to pronounce judgment, ock, and, if poffible, obtain a passage on the relevancy of the libel, if any such home.
fhall be offered, before the meeting of
the fynod in April next." May 2r. The Affembly agreed on an 25. The Assembly had under .confi. answer to his Majesty's letter. An ad- deration the report of the committee
appointed by last Afrembly relating to adopted by the Assembly, and that the Chapels of Ease. The report bears faid regulations be transmitted to pref“ That in future, when a petition shall byteries as an overture, on which they be laid before any presbytery of this are required to send their opinions to church for the erection of a chapel of next Affembly. eafe, fuch prefbytery shall cite the mi. The Assembly unanimously agreed to mister and kirk-feflion, and the heretors dismiss the overture from the fynod of of the parish, and if there is a burgh in Perth and Stirling, respecting professors it, the magiftrates of the burgh, to at. in Universities being minifters of parishes tend the next meeting of prefbytery, where they cannot conveniently refide, and to appear for their interest in the as unnecessary, on account of the enacte subject of the petition, if they fhall see ting laws in Church and State on the caufe : That such presbytery, after hav- subject of residence. ing heard the parties, ihall fufficiently 27. The thanks of the Assembly were ascertain the circumstances on which the given to Sir Harry Moncrieff Wellwood, petition is founded; the facts stated as Collector of the Widows Fund, for his feasons for the necessity or expediency diligence and attention in the manageof the chapel intended ;--the general ment of it. plan of the chapel itself ;--the estimate The Affembly proceeded to confider of the expence to be incurred in com- the overture from the fynods of Fife and pleting it ;~-the scheme laid down for Moray, relative to the diffusion of the discharging debts which it may be Gospel. After long reasoning, the Al neceffary to contract ;--the plan on sembly, upon a vote, agreed to dismiss wbich it is proposed to dispose of the the same; but recommended to all the collections ;--the names and defigna- members of the Church, in their differtions of the perfons in whom the pro- ent stations, to take every competent perty is to be vefted ;-the mode pro- method of promoting, within the sphere posed for the election of the minifier; of their influence, the knowledge of the the ftipend to he provided to him, and gospel, and a just sense of the inestimable the fecurity offered for the regular pay- bleffings which it conveys. ment of it. That such presbytery Mall 28. The report of the committee apthereafter report the whole circumftan pointed to draw up a distinct state of ces of the case from their minutes to the Orkneygrievances (they consist of a next General Affembly; and shall not want of churches, public !chools, &c.) pronounce any final judgment on the being read and considered by the Afiempetition till they shall have received the bly, they did approve thereof, and auspecial directions of the Affembly there. thorised the Moderator to transmit coon; and that it shall be competent for pies of the said ftatement to the princithe petitiovers, and >all parties having pal heretors of the different parishes con. intereft, to be heard on the subject at cerned, accompanied with a respectful the bar of the Affembly.” After agree- letter; and appoint him to report to ing to an amendment, the Affembly una- next Asembly any answers which he nimously adopted the whole resolutions may have received. And the Affembly of the committee except the conclud- enjoin" the presbyteries within the ing clause, which, upon a vote, was al- bounds of the synod of Orkney to lay so adopted. From this judgment Dr before next Afrembly a state of the Erskine diffented, as it deprived pref- churches and parochial schools within byteries and fynods of their radical pow- their bounds. er of judging in an important matter. 30, The Assembly having finished all
26. The Afsembly, in pursuance of the public business before them, after their resolution of the former day, pro- going through the usual forms, was this ceeded to consider the form that might day dissolved. be moft competent for enacting the re
CIRCUITS.' gulations adopted respecting Chapels of April 9. The Circuit Court was opened Ease. After long reasoning, the Affem- at Perth by the Right Hon. Lord Justice bly unanimously
ordained, that in future, Clerk and Lord Craig, and proceeded if any petition shall be laid before any to the trial of Andrew Kellock, journey. presbytery of this church, for the erec- man weaver, accused of stealing a num. tion of a chapel of ease, the said presby- ber of webs of cloth from the warehouse tery thall strictly observe the regulations of Andrew Melville, manufacturer in