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e from him. And in a fubfequent let, and file, pofted on the hill, commando s, cated the işth, he informed me that ing the town of Gouyave; one fubaltern " dt covered the ship again to the lee. of which, with twenty men, were desort of him, when he captured her, af- tached along the ridge, running west maadion of half an hour, with the about two hundred yards from Captain

200C man killed, and several wound. Hamilton's poft, in order to prevent their tá a the Mermaid, and twenty killed, approach from coming up a valley in 20 everal wounded, of the enemy: their front, which had the desired effect, Tin both these vessels were Conven as Ensign Connor, of the 68th regiment, ra corvettes. The ship, named the a very fieady and brave officer, checked publican, mounting 18 guns, had on a column, intended againit him, by the pard 250 or 260 men at the commence. vigilance and fire of his advanced fen** of the action, with a French Ge- tries. The column then (as he fupposes) yai and his ftaff, destined to command directed their route towards the Cap& Grenada. In a letter wrote the fol- tain's poft, as a hot firing soon after Warteg day, he acquainted me, that, up- commenced there, during a heavy shower e his return to Gienada, with his of rain. This circumstance induced Enpout, he had the mortification to find sign Connor to march to the support of

the important poft of Gouyave, or that post; but on his arrival fell in with Calotte, had been taken by the enemy Captain Hamilton, who told him he dhe light before,

had been furrounded with a very supé.

rior body of the enemy, which had peAdmiralty-Ofice, Jan. 2.

netrated, and driven his party from the Ernd of a leiter from Rear-Admiral works; and that Lieutenant Carr, with se

Parker, at Jamaica, October 27. 1795. veral of his men, were badly wounded; morning his Majesty's ship the all which circumstances were confirmed fizer.ihal, returned from a cruize to Port to me by the arrival of Captain Hamilton Birtal, with two prizes, privateers, one at Gouyave house, who made me a fito Curention of 12 guns, and twenty. milar report. During this transaction a i neo; the other a schooner, of '8' report prevailed that the insurgents were AS, 2od fixty-fix men.

advancing from our rear, and the part

of the works below; and I was conExtra of a letter from Major-General firmed in it by firing being heard from Lab, to Mr Secretary D.incias, dated the latter mentioned place. Martinico, October 31. 1795.

This prevented me from calling up It is with real concern 1 inform you Colonel Webster's black corps, who had of the capture of the important post of the defence of the town and the proGuriyase, in the isand of Grenada; for tection of the hospital ; as alío Captain the particulars of which, I beg leave to Angus's black corps; who had been refer you to Brigadier Gen. Nicholls' let- posted to defend the sugar works (and,

of the : 80b initant, and to the leveral as I had been informed, had perceived reports made to him upon that event, co an enemy approaching) to make an at. pes of which I have the honour to in- tempt to recover the hill again. An atdute.

tempt, however, was made by all the Copy of a letter from Lieutenant Colo- ment ; but they were not able to ad

men I could muster of the 68th regi. Schaw, of the 68th regiment, to Brigadier General Nicholls, dated St tioned, on the left of the ridge, which

vance further than the poft already menGeorge's, O&ober 17. 1795.

was gained with great difficulty, from Sle, In obedience to your desire I the very steep and fiippery ftate, occa. fhould have earlier given you an account fioned by the constant rains; and findo tie particulars which obliged me to ing the enemy fo fuperior in numbers, cucuate the post of Gouyave, but wait- and in poffeßion of a field-piece, from ed to ascertain our loss, which I find to which they fired grape, as to make it be two ferjeants and thirty-four rank too hazardous, and no probability of ad lle mišing, with one Lieut. Carr, fuccess. opposed to be mortally wounced. It was then the general senfe of the

The infargents attacked a strong pic. officers under my command, whose opiqkt, conGiting of a captain, two subal- nions I severally took, to retreat to Sau1. rns, four ferjcants, and fixty rank teur, but that afterwards being found VOL. LVIII.




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impracticable, it was resolved to march greeing with me in the propriety of to St George's.

landing the troops, they were disem. This, Sir, is a detail of facts, as neare barked on the 3d, about four miles to ly as I can state to you, of this unfortu- the northward of Trincomale, without nate business, but which, however to be opposition. Jamented, will not, I trust, appear to Neither the garrison of Trincomale you, either to have proceeded from nor Oostenburgh have hitherto given us want of vigilance or neglect of duty on any moleftation in the laborious fervice

in which the troops have been employI have the honour to be, &c. ed, of conveying provisions, ordnance, (Signed) John B. SCHAW and stores, along a fteep sandy beech, Major of the 68th regiment. from a distance of three miles; nor has and Lieut.-Col.

any act of open hostility taken place.

We are still employed in the fame ferHorse-Guards, Jan. 6. vice, as well as in preparing materials for

be Dispatches from Colonel Stuart, of which the conftruction of fuch works as may

the following are copięs, have been necessary to reduce the forts; and if the this day received by the Rt Hon. Hen- Commandant perfeveres in his refolution

to refuse us admittance as friends, I hope ry Dundas.

to have in my power to begin our apCamp before Trincomale, in the Island of proaches against the fort of Trincomale

Sir, Ceylon, August 17. 1795: to-morrow night. In obedience to the orders and in

I cannot too strongly express my oblistructions I received from the govern, gations to Commodore Rainier, for the ment of Fort St George, and Colonel readiness with which he has afforded Braithwaite, commanding the King's

every assistance which could be given and Company's forces on the coast of by the squadron of his Majesty's fhips Coromandel, I have the honour to ac. under his command, in conveying and quaint you, før his Majesty's informa. landing the troops,, ftores, and provition ; by the Royal Admiral under dif- fions, and in every part of the service patch for Europe, that the armament where his aid and co-operation could be with the command of which I am en- of use; and his zeal has been ably fetrusted, embarked the 30th ult. at Fort conded by the exertions of the offieers George, on board his Majesty's ships of and feamen employed in carrying his war upon that ftation, and the transports orders into effect. I have the honour to taken up for the purpose of conveying be, &c. it to this place.

J. STUART: The fleet arrived in Back Bay, to the northward of the forts of Trincomale Camp near Trincomale, August 30. 1795. and Oostenburgh, on the ist inftant; Sir, Soon after I had the honour to and as Commodore Rainier and I was address you on the 17th inftant, informparticularly anxious that the command. ing you of my intention to begin our ant of those forts should not misappre- approaches against the fort of Trincohend the object of the armament under male on the following day, circumstances my command, every precaution was tak- occurred which induced Commodore en to prevent any misapprehension upon Rainier and me to detain the ships then that head, by explaining to him the na- under dispatch, in the hope of that sucture of it ; and two days were spent in cess which I now have the honour to communications between the fort and announce. We broke ground on the Aeet for that purpose.

evening of the 18th, opened our bat- As the commandant, however, did taries on the 23d, and before twelve not think proper to accede to the requi- o'clock on Wednesday the 26th, comfitions made, in the name of the King, pleted a practicable breach. Commoby the Commodore and me, and refuf- dore Rainicr. and I then thought proed obeying the commands of his supe- per to summon the garrison to surren. pior, Mr Van Angelbeck, the governor der, while preparations were making of Columbo, to deliver up the port of for the assault. Terms were demanded Oostenburgh to a detachment of his Ma. which could not be allowed, and such jesty's troops, on account of an infor- as we thought consistent were transmitmality in the order, the Commodore ac ted in return; these not being accepted

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within a limited time, our fire recom- be delivered up, in their present condi-
menced, and in a few minutes the white tion, to the officers appointed by us to
Bag was displayed on the ramparts, the receive them.
cooditions we had offered were accept The garrifon to march out, and the
ed, figned and transmitted to camp, British troops to be put in poffeffion of
biwo Captains of the garrison as the fort, in one hour after this capitula-
Loftages for their performance.

tion is signed ; and two officers of the I have the honour to inclofe a copy garrison of the rank of Captain to be de of the capitulation offered to the garri- livered immediately as hostages for the f, and accepted of by the Command- performance of this agreement.' These 21, andof some explanatory articleswhich are the only terms we the undersigned were afterwards arranged, with a state officers, commanding his Britannic Maof the garrison, return of ordnance and jefty's forces, can grant. Major Fornmitores taken, and a list of the killed hauer, if he accepts the conditions, will and wounded of the forces under my fign this paper, and return it by the ofcommand.

ficers he fends as hostages, within halfan This evening the prisoners taken here hour from the time he receives it. will embark for Madras.' I shall imme Given under our hands, in camp, bediately take up a convenient position, fore Trincomale, this 27th day of August and begin the necessary preparations for 1795. the attack of fort Ooftenburgh, the com

(Signed) PETER RAINER. mandant of that garrison having refused

J. STUART. to furrender when summoned on the [The following articles of capitulation, rith inftant; and I have reafon to hope and those of the capitulation of Fort that that fort also will be very soon in Oostenburgh, are faithfully translated our poffeffion.

from the French originals contained His Majesty's and the hon. Company's

in the Gazette.) troops, forming the force under my com

Explanatory Articles., mand, have so uniformly distinguished Capitulation, according to which the them feires on every former occasion, fort of Trincomale will be surrenderthat I need only fay their zeal and gal ed to the troops of his Britannic Malanty on the present service has been jesty : weil exerted to maintain the reputation Art. I. The garrison shall march out to they have so justly acquired.

morrow at four in the afternoon by the I am beyond meafure indebted to breach, with the honours of war, drums Commodore Rainier for his cordial co- beating, and colours flying, ) the troops operations, and the active aslistance of will lay down their arms on the glacis the navy in every department of the pu- All the officers, whether Europeans or tic service; and I have particular pleasure Indians, shall keep their swords. in a surihig you, that from perfect harmo The Creesses of the Malays shall be by subfifting between all descriptions of packed up in a chest, to be delivered to se naval and land forces employed here, them in case they should he sent back to every thing may be expected from this their own country, as being weapons pecivifion of his Majesty's troops, which culiarly belonging to them, which they

capable of being attained by their u. will never consent to part with.-Ans. The e exertions. i have the honour to garrison shall march out at sun-set this *, &c.

J. STUART. evening in the manner demanded ; but Tual15 killed; four officers, and 50 the redoubt, the cavalier on the flank of men wounded,

the breach, and the Zeeberg Bastion, TERMS OF CAPITULATION. must be immediately given up to the The garrison of Trincomale, in con- British troops, The Creefles of the MaKeration of the defence they have made, lays shall be difposed of in the manner

d be allowed to march out of the requested; and the whole of the officers krt with the honours of war, drums and men shall be considered as prisoners Seating and colours flying, to the glacis, of war.

ulo ba where they will ground their arms, and II. All the ammunition and other of forrender themselves prisoners of war, fects of the company thall be delivered the officers keeping their fwords. Pri- to the persons named on the part of his vzte property will be secured to them; Britannic Majesty's bat all public property, papers, guns, Granted. kores, and provifions of every kind, muft



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26. 1795:

III. The European officers shall not

Downing Street, Jan. 16. be sent to Europe contrary to their own

A dispatch, of which the following is consent.-A. Granted. IV. The effects'a3 well belonging to

an extract, has been received from the garrison as to individuals shall be pre

Lieutenant Colonel Craufurd by the ferved for them.--A. Granted.

Right Hon. Lord Grenville, dated V. The civil servants of the company

head-quarters of Marshal Clairfayt's thall be allowed to retire to another part

army, Creutzenach, the zift of Deof the island.-A. It is not in the power of the officers commanding the British In confequence of the advantages obforces to grant this article.

tained by Marshal Clairfayt, as ftated in VI. The sick and wounded shall be my last, General Jourdan, after having properly taken care of.-A. Certainly. attempted in vain, by different ma

VII. The garrison Mall not be subject næuvres, to fecure the right of his ar. to reprisals.- A. Granted.

my, began his retreat from the Nahe on The commandant demands permission the 13th inft. and upon the 15th he took to fend to the government of the island, a position upon the Hunfruck, occupying by a civil agent of the company, the all the principal pafles between Baschapapers relative to the fiege.

rah on the Rhine, and Tarbach on the i Copies of the papers to be submitted Moselle. to the British commanalers.

From the 15th to the present date feDone at the Fort of Trincomale, Aug. veral unimportant actions have taken

place between the advanced corps of (Signed) J. G. FORNHAUER. these two armies, and the Austrian light i. Signed by authority of Commodore troops have at different times fcoured Rainer and Col. Stuart.

the country from Birkenfeldt to Treves ; * P. G. AGNEW, Dep. Adj. Gen. but the strength of the enemy's pofition Camp at 7 rincomale, August 31. 1795. in the mountains, and the roads that Sir,

lead to it being rendered fo bad by the After closing my dispatch of yesterday late rains as to make the march of heaan officer was sent to me by the com- vy' artillery almoft impossible, has premandant of Fort Oostenburgh, requef- vented Marshal Clairfayt from underting that I would permit an officer to taking any operation of consequence. meet him this morning, for the purpose His Excellency's line now extends from of opening a negociation for the furren- Dreyckhaufen on the Rhiné, by Stromder of the fort. I accordingly fent Ma- burg, Kien,and Oberstein, to Birkenfeldt, jor Agnew, the Adjutant General of the from whence the left of his army is conforces under my command, and have the nected by a chain of light troops with satisfaction to inform you, that the gar- Marshal Wurmser's right, which occurison this day surrendered themselves pri- pies Kaiserslautern.-Marshał Wurmfer foners of war, and that a detachment of has drawn his line from Kaiserslautern, his Majesty's troops took poffeffion of by Neustadt, along the rivulet, called the fort, and the British colours were the Spirebach, to the Rhine. hoisted in it before fun-fet.

General Pichegru has made fevera at. I have the honour to inclose the arti- tempts to oblige the Austrians to abancles of capitulation, but have it not at don the post of Kaisersautern, and on present in my power to tranfmit the fë- the 20th inf. he attacked it with very fiveral returns which will be necessary, as perior numbers; but, after an action of

Commodore Rainer and I do not think several hours, he was completely repulit proper to detain the Indiamen any fed, with the lots of near iwo thousand Tonger, particularly as the Commodore men and several cannon. The Auftrians proposes recommending to the govern- had, on this occafion, twenty-nine ofiment of Madras to dispatch the John cers, and between fix and feven hundred fchooner, in a few days, to Europe, as a non-commiffioned officers and privates more expeditious conveyance. I have killed and wounded. the honour to be, '&c.

The enemy fometimes make demon

J. STUART. ftrations from Dulleldorf, but the Auf Follows the articles of capitulation trian corps stationed upon the Sieg rivu

which are nearly the same as those let keep them completely in check oz is granted to the garrison of Trincomale.) that fide.


Part of Marsal Wurmfer's army and Early in the night he missed the Comthe Prince of Conde's corps defend the modore's lights, and by the fevere gale right bank of the Rhine from Philips- of wind which then raged, she was dribourg to Bafle.

ven on the Hannoaux rocks, near GuernDowning Street, Fan. 26.

sey, where she struck on Tuesday mornBy advices received from the Austrian from thence, was driven upon the isand

ing at four o'clock; and having got off army on the Rhine, dated December of Alderney, and ai half past nine ran on 30, it appears, that a suspension of arms fhore in the Bay of Praye, in that island. has been agreed upon between the Austrian It was luckily near high water, and by and French Generals in that quarter, waiting till the water was low; the crew with liberty to either party to pui an was fafely landed without losing a man. end to it, on giving ten days notice.

The three masts and bowsprit are gone, (End of ihe Gazettese)

but if t:le weather proves moderate the stores will probably

be saved. The people

of Alderney were extremely earnest in LONDON.

carrying warps and messengers to the The maroons iu Jamaica have received ship: but the sea ran fo very high that a very confiderable check from a force of they could not get near her, except one militia and regulars, under the command boat, which got under her quarter, and of Major General Walpole. Their dif- near enough to catch a rope, but was ferent parties, with the most deftructive unfortunately overset, and two of the fury, have destroyed a number of plant- men drowned; the four others were fiations, burning the houses, and carrying ved by the great exertions of their friends off provisions and other articles capable on shore, who made a chain of persons, of being transported to the huts, where through a most tremenduous surf, to they shelter themselves. In these depre. rescue them. The sailors' cleathes and dations faveral white people have lost bedding are all faved, and having their their lives; for putting an end to the ra- pockets full of money, very little reguvages of thefe banditti, commissioners Jation can take place among them to have been appointed for burning and long as it lasts. clearing the woods bordering on their The following afflicting intelligence cockpits.

was received from Cowes, Dec. 31st, In in the island of St Vincents, the the catalogue of human woes, which British had not met with equal fuc- hiftory records from the earlieft period cels ; although reduce to great straits of the creation, we do not remember to from want of provisions and other neces have heard of one, equal in misery, to faries, the Brigands continued fill for- the following account, handed to us by midable, and the utmost vigilance of the a friend, on whose veracity we place the military force was necefsary to guard stricteft reliance : againft their depredatory attempts. On Sunday last, 86 of the Somerset.

Jan. 1. Gen Paoli is arrived in this shire, and 29 of the Suffolk reduced Fencountry from Corsica, and hath been cibles, with five women, were put, at presented to his Majesty at the Levee. Jersey, on board a small veffel of 35 tons

Mr Brichwood the agent sent to pur- burthen, called the John and Elizabeth, chale corn at Canada, has written home, William Mitchell, master, belonging ta that the most he can obtain will amount Cowes, to return to England. to about 40,000 quarters.

In the passage they had very temper. 2. Admiral Hervey with a squadron tuous weather, and on Tuesday night, of thips arrived at Spithead from Qui- being not far diftani from land, a most beron Bay, he had under convoy tranf- violent hurricane came on, and continuports with the troops from Ille Dieu. ed with such force, that the matter seeing LOSS OF THE AMETHYST FRIGATE. inevitable destruction by running ashore

Captain Affieck, of the Amethyst fri- if he steered his course, put his veifel agate of 38 guns, arrived at the Admiralty bout and endeavoured to lay to. In this office, with the disagreeable intelligence position, every fea paling over

the deck, of the total loss of that fhip.

he judged it expedient, for the fafety of The Amethyst failed from Torhay the veiiel and lives on board, to, batten on Monday the 4th, in .company with down the hatches to prevent the water the Trusty, on a cruize in the Channel finking her.


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