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French appear, the alarm is given by the obliged to take shelter behind the Lahn, ringing of bells, when the peasants im- leaving the Auftrians masters of Dietz mediately assemble where they think and Limbourg. The Tirailleurs defendthey may be able to attack the enemy to ed themselves, however, in the suburbs advantage.

of the latter, with so much obstinacy, Downing Street, O&. 18.

that night came on before it was possible

to dislodge them. Dispatches, of which the following are From the resistance made at Limbourg,

copies, have been received from Capt. the Archduke was in hopes that the e. Anstruther and R. Craufurd, Efq; by nemy meant to risque an action in the Lord Grenville, dated Head-quarters position of Hadamar, and in consequence of his Royal Highness the Archduke the whole army asiembled before dayCharles, Haen, Sept. 19.

break, on the 17th, betwixt Dietz and MY LORD,

Limbourg, from which points it was de. His Royal Highnefs the Archduke termined that a general attack Mould be leaving a considerable corps in reserve made. A very thick mift, which preat Windecken, marched with the main vailed in the morning, prevented the body on the 12th to Friedberg. From troops advancing fo early as was intendthence General Kray pushed on with a' ed ; and when it was cleared away, the ftrong advanced guard to Wetzlar, on enemy was seen in full retreat, and al. the approach of which the enemy aban- ready at such a distance, as to leave no doned the town, and took poft on the hope of bringing him to action. He heights behind it. General Hotze was abandoned fucccessively, in the course detached at the same time towards of the day, all his posts on the Lahn, Weilbourg, but was not able to make those of the left and centre retiring tohimself master of the place.

wards the Sieg; and the division of the His Royal Highness, whose chief ope- right, and the corps which blockaded rations seemed hitherto to be directed Ehrenbreitstein, throwing themselves in. on Wetzlar, now turned to the left, and to the Tete de Pont at Neuwied, and following the great road to 'Limbourg, the entrenchments on the left bank of encamped on the 14th instant near the Rhine. Weyer. His object was to form a junc- No time was loft by the different Auftion with the corps under General Neu, trian corps in palling the Lahn in purwhich was advancing from Schwalback, suit of the enemy. General Kray was, and to endeavour to penetrate the cen- on the 19th, at Herboon, and pushes

on tre of the enemy's line at the points of towards Dellenbourg and Siegen. The Limbourg and Dietz, whilft Gen. Kray advanced guard of his Royal Highness' turned it by the left from Wetzlar, and column is this day at Hochftebach, in General Milius kept in check the right, the direction of Alte-Kirck, and General pofted near Naflau.

Neu is in the neighbourhood of Neu, On advancing to reconnoitre the ene wied. The pains which the enemy has my, his Royal Highness found him very bestowed in fortifying the latter place, advantageously posted, and a confider presents difficulties which it will perhaps able force on the heights in front of require time to peercome, but which, Limbourg; and as from the reports re- in the mean time, will not in any degree ceived from the advanced corps, there retard the progress of the army. was every occasion to believe that he The feeble resistance which the French meant to dispute the passage of the Lahn, have made in a poft lo important and it was judged adviseable to defer the at- so advantageous as that behind the Lahn, tack till the co-operation of Gen. Neu . and which they certainly had resolved was more certain, and the reserve; to defend, confirms, in the strongest which was now ordered up from Win- manner, the representation which I have decken, should arrive.

had the honour of making to your LordEarly on the 16th his Royal Highness fhip of the situation of their army. advanced against the front of the ene. Disorders of every kind have arisen to my's position, whilst General Neu, from such a height amongst them, that Joure Kirberg, turned it. The enemy, who dan thought it necessary to demand extaw himself in danger of being cut off, traordinary and unlimited powers of the abandoned the heights with precipita- Directory, without which it would be tion, and being closely pursued, was imposible for him to restore discipline


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and subordination. This request was which the enemy had left in that coun.
not only refused by the Directory, but try, have made a number of prisoners,
he himself is removed from the com- and taken or destroyed a quantity of
mand, which is conferred on Bournon- baggage and amunition.
ville. This circumstance has added Accounts are received of the opera-
much to the discontent of all classes in tions of General La Tour down to the
the army. A number of the officers of 14th instant, by which it appears, that
highest rank and reputation has given in General Moreau quitted his position on
their resignations, and the desertion a- the left bank of the Yser on the roth and
mong the foldiers is prodigious. Un- rith inft. General La Tour followed
der these circumstances, it is rather to him closely, and was on the 12th at
be wished than expected, that the ene- Pfaffenhoven. As General Moreau seem-
my may attempt to make another stand' ed to direct his march towards Neuburg,
on this side of the Rhine,

where it was supposed he would repass
I feel infinite satisfaction in being able the Danube, General Nauendorff crossed
to state to your Lordship, that from the the river below that place, in order to
favourable accounts received of the fi- watch his motions; and on the 14th en-.
tuation of Colonel Craufurd, there is gaged a serious affair with his rear-,
every reason to hope, thas he will be guard, in which the Austrians took one
enabled to resume the function of his piece of cannon, and upwards of a
mifsion much sooner than was at first thousand prisoners. I have the honour
expected. I have the honour to be, &c. to be, &c. ROBERT ANSTRUTHER,

Captain 3d Guards. Captain 3d Guards. Head-quarters, Weinheim, Sept 28. My LORD,

Haen, Sept. 20. MY LORD, In my dispatch of the 20th A report is just received from Lieute. inst. I had the honour of mentioning to nant-General Hotze, in which he ftates, your Lord'hip the idea which prevailed, that in advancing yesterday evening to- that the enemy intended making a stand wards Hochftebach, he found means to in the position of Ukerath. On the 21st, bring on a serious affair with the rear however, positive information was reguard of the enemy, which terminated ceived, that only a rear-guard remained entirely in favour of the Austrians. on the Sieg, the main body having ta

Marceau, General of a division, and ken the direction of Dusseldorff, whilst diftinguished amongst the French for his two divisions of the right wing had acactivity and enterprise, is wounded and tually crossed the Rhine at Bonn. taken prisoner. His two Aides-de-Camp 'The Archduke now saw himself at li. have thared the same fate, and his Ad- berty to undertake the projected operajutant-General was left dead on the fieid. tion towards the Upper Rhine, and he A considerable number af inferior officers loft not a moment in making the necesa and privates are likewise brought in. sary arrangements for that purpose.

The enemy continues his retreat with Lieut.-General Wesnech, who come the utmolt precipitation. It is generally mands the army deftined for the defence supposed, however, that he will affemble of the Lahn, received orders to advance his whole force in the strong position of on the 22d to Ukerath and the Sieg, and

kraeth, and there make another stand. at the same time his Royal Highness be

This has induced the Archduke to gan hiş march towards the Maine, He bring nearer to the main body the corps crossed that river on the 25th inft. and, under General Kray, who, in confe- leaving a considerable reserve cantoned quence, encamps to-day at Hackenburg. betwixt Mayence and Frankfort, pro His Royal Highness will be this evening ceeds to the Upper Rhine. at Walrode, and the advanced guard of The latest reports from Lieut.-General General Hotze is pushed on to Alten- Petratch, after mentioning a number of kirchen and Weyerbusch.

successful expeditions, in which the loss A considerable corps, drawn from the of the enemy had been very confidergarrifons of Manheim and Philipíburg, able, state the unfortunate iffile of an ata and reinforced by the detachment of tempt upon Kehl on the 17th inst. The cavalry under Count Meerfeldt, has ado attack took place in two colamns, and vanced into the Margraviat of Baden, was at first completely successful. The and has met with much fuccess. They French were driven from the town and have surprised and dispersed the corps fort with great loss, and forced to take


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refuge on the other side of the Rhine. Head-quarters, Schwetzingen, Sept. 30. Unluckily, the commanding officer of MY LORD, I have the honour to inone of the Auftrian columns was killed, form your Lordship, that General Moand that of the other taken prisoner dur- reau, after abandoning his position on ing the affair, and the troops, deprived the Leck, directed his retreat, with a of their leaders, fell into the greatest very confiderable part of the army, toconfufion; whilft the French, having re- wards Ulm. ceived a reinforcement from Strasbourg, Six Commissaries, and all the people paffed the bridge, which the Auttrians belonging to the bread department, were had neglected to destroy, and, falling on taken on the 22d inft. upon the roads them before they could be brought into leading from Ulm towards Conftadt and any degree of order, drove them in their Stutgard. They had been fent forward turn from the post which they had fo to prepare bread, at the two latter places, gailantly carried.

for four divisions of General Moreau's Lieut.-General Petrasch, after an un- army; from which circumstance, as well successful effort to dislodge the enemy, as from other intelligence, it was eviretired to his position at Bischofssheim; dent, that his intention was to cross the and, leaving a detachment to observe Danube at Ulm, and retreat by Stutgard Kehl, and guard the pass of the Knie- and Conftadt towards Kehl.-But Ma. bis and the valley of the Keutzig, he jor-General Nauendorf, advancing from marched with the rest of his corps to the neighbourhood of Nordlingen, arwards Stutgard, where his vanguard rived before Ulm time enough to frufe would arrive on the 24th inft.

trate General Moreau's defign, so that By reports from General La Tour, it when, on the 23d, a strong column of appears that Moreau, who, I had the the enemy defiled out of the town, they honour of mentioning to your Lordship, found the heights, commanding the road had retreated from the Yler, behind the towards Stutgard, already occupied, and Leck, made a forward movement on the did not attempt to force them. The the 17th inft. drove in the Austrian out- riext day General Nauendorff made his pofts, and extended himself as far as advanced guard (under Major General Landsberg on the Leck.

O'Reilly) attack this corps, and drove General Frolig, descending the Iller, it back to the gates of Ulm. occupied on the 17th, Immenstatt and The enemy, finding himself thus preKempen, and on the 19th advanced to vented from executing his intended Ifny, where he completely defeated the march to Constadt and Stutgard, abanenemy, made 500 prisoners, and disper.. doned Ulm on the 26th inft. leaving in it fèd the reit of the corps in the woods; a large magazine and a considerable numand thus the right of Moreau was com- ber of his pontoons, and proceeded apletely uncovered.

long the left bank of the Danube as far General Nauendorff, in the mean time, as Èrbach, where he again crossed the had advanced with a confiderable corps river, and directed his retreat (as it is to Nordlingen, from whence. he took fuppofed) towards the Forest Towas. poffession, on the 20th, of Donauwert General Nauendorff marched on the and the Schellenberg. His parties ex- gth by Blaubeuren towards Tubingen, tend to Dillingen, Ulm, and Gemund, where he would come into communicafrom whence he had put himself in con- tion with Major General Meerfeldt, who nection with the light troops of General was at Heckingen. Petrasch at Constadt.

Lieutenant General Petrasch, after beUnder these circumstances, Moreau ing informed of the enemy's having been felt the necessity of a retreat. In the frustrated in his attempt to retreat by night of the 20th he repassed the Leck Stutgard, directed his march by Horð at Augsbourg and Rain; on the 22d' his towards Villengen; a detachment from head-quarters were at Weifsenhom, and his corps, under Colonel D’Aspre, occuhe had occupied Ulm, which was com- pying the Kuciby and the valley of Kin. manded by General Nauendorff Ge- fig, the Rench, and the Murg. À corps neral La Tour had crossed the Leck on that had been detached by General Me> the 22d, and his advanced guard was at reau to reinforce the poft of Kehl, had Werthinger. I have the honourto be, &c. attempted to force the King valley, but

ROBËRT ANSTRUTHER, was repulsed and obliged to retreat by
Captain 3d Guards, Freyburg:


Generals Petrasch, Meerfeldt, and bia; General Nauendorf having, by his Nauendorff, in immediate and close co- different movements, obtained in those operation with each other, will endea- parts a decided superiority of position vour to fall upon the left fank of Ge over that of the enemy. General Moneral Moreau's retreat, whilft General reau's army, in the environs of DonnaLa Tour pursues him in front, and Ge- wert, Augiburg, and Ulm, is in such neral Frolich presses on his right. confusion and terror, that tliey have no.

General Neu has lately driven back the thing left but to seek how to effect their enemy's posts near Mayence, and taken retreat over the Rhine. The Imperial a considerable number of prisoners. troops have taken possession of Stutgard

General Bournonville is arrived as and Constadt, and extend themselves all commander in chief of the French army along the Upper Rhine to Stallhoffen, of the Sambre and Meuse, in place of and even so far as to Kehl. All accounts General Jourdan; but he has not yet at- received from those parts are filled with tempted to advance. I have the honour particulars relative to the capture of difto be, &c. ROBERT CRAUFURD. ferent French Commissaries, together Leipkg, Sept. 18.

with their plunder and booty in money An estafette from Ratisbon is just .ar- and other objects of value, by the au. rived at this place, informing us, that, vanced Austrian troops. In this they on the 11th instant, the Austrian Gene- are most eagerly supported by the pea. rals Frolich and the Prince of Furstenberg fants of those countries, who vie one had made a successful attack on the ene with another in discovering every thing my's forces assembled near Munich, and concealed by the enemy, and also in forced them to a precipitate retreat, with leading the Imperial troops through all the loss of about 2000 men killed and dificult paffages; by all which means a wounded, and of 1500 taken prisoners. great number of the French fall daily in

-This victory was chiefly decided by a to the hands of their pursuers. kilful manæuvre of General Hotze, in Admiralty-ofice, Sept. 13. consequence of which he had effected a L'Andromaque, a French frigate of 48 passage over the Danube, near Dona- guns, and 300 men, and 6 trading vel werth with a considerable body of Impe- fels, burnt; and 3 taken, by the squarial troops, with whom he attacked mot dron under Sir J.B. Warren, on the coast vigorously the French corps belieging of France. Ingolstadt, and obliged them to raite the Likewife s French privateers by diffiege with great loss.

ferent cruizers. Wilhemsiadt, Sept. 21.--A report of Sept. 29. Two French privatecrs, one General Moreau's directing his retreat of 14 guns, the other of 8, and 4 trade through Franconia, in order to form a ing vessels retaken, which had been capjunction with Jourdan by Fulda, proves tured by last mentioned privateer, by a to have been industriously spread with a squadron of frigates, off the coast of Ire design to create alarm, but was, never- land. theless, founded on the circumitance of 084. 4. A French privateer, of 6 guns the enemy's having pushed a corps of and swivels, taken by his Majesty's floop cavalry as far as Aichstadt.

Racoon. The acts of licentious barbarity that O&. 8. A French cutter privateer, by have lately been committed by the ene- the Sylph floop. iny, even exceed every thing we have Ost. 13. A French privateer, of 12 guis heard of their cruelty before. Numbers and 75 men, by his Majesty's ship Inceof villages have been burnt, not in the fatigable. way of punishment, or to retard the pur- Admiralty-Ofice, 08. 15. fuit of the conqueror, but merely from Extract of a letter from Capt. Mowat, the delight they seem to take in wicked- of his Majesty's ship Affiítance, dated ness, as they frequently went out of their Halifax, Sept. 14. to Mr Nepean. road in order to set fire to them,

I have to acquaint you, for the inforLeipfig, Sept. 23.--The situation of the mation of my Lords Commissioners of enemy's army, commanded by General the Admiralty, that on the 28th of lalt Moreau, is now such as to give no far- month the Thisbe, who had been sent ther apprehenfion whatever as to the fe- to look out in the north east quarter, curity of the whole circle of Franconia, made the fignal for three strange thups and also of a great part of that of Şua: in the east louth east ; upon which the


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Admirał immediately made the lignal ral defiled by the bridge of Villa IrpenFor a general chače. So very light was fa, and defeated their intention." the breeze, and witbal partial, that the General Angeräu arriving on the Toth Mhips did not Reer for lome time. Tlie of September before Porto Lenago, n. squadron continued in pursuit, and 4- veiled the place. 9.Gleneral Mairena Arbout half past five in the evening, the patched thither the brigade of General Topaze brought the nearest thip to ac- Vi&tor, to invest it on the side of Adize; tron, upon which tlse returned a broad- and after förne partes,

the garríton, 1673 lide, and hauled nown her colours. strong, furrendered themfelves prisonets Upon my taking poffeffion of her, I of war. "'The French found there 32 found ber to be L’Elizabeth, mounting pieces of field ordfhance, and the soo 36 guns ; 24 twelve pounders on her inen made prisoners by General Wurm. deck and forecafite, a large ship, said to means were delivery rea, who by thele be about 1000 tons. 10.)

On the 14th of September the divico

of General Mafuna fet out at day-break CONTINENTAL INTELLIGENCE. the road of Deu"

Caftelli, in order to

from Caitellato, towards Mantua, by For the movements and operations of seize the Fluxburg St George, and thus the armies of the Rhine and Danube, compel the Austrians to enter the place. we refer to the official accounts extrad. The engagement began at noon,

and the el from the gazettes, given op page 710, Austrians defcated the French with fome fi qe

loss. As no oficial accounts have arrived General Mairena' took, on the night since our last from the army in Italy, of the 14th, a position behind. On the we tall briefly mention the current re

morrow, at day break, the French learnt port.

that the Austrians had drawn out nearly On the 9th September, Gen. Wurm- all the garrison of Mantua to defend two fer learnt the arrival of the French Ge; important posts, called the Favourite, neial Maffena, at Vicenza. He felt that and St George ; and by this bold mea. he had not a moment more to lose, he sure to preserve the means of procuring defiled along the Adige, which he crof- forage for their numerous cavalry. At fed at Porto Legnago. On the 11th two o'clock in the afternoon, Generat General Buonaparte made dispositions Bon attacked the Austrians posted beto cut off the retreat of General Wurm- fore St George, on the left of the French fer. For that purpose a wing of his army. The French Generals Pigeon, army took the village and bridge of Victor, and Kilmaine,' marched by the Cerea. But some part of the French right to pass the Austrians: The battle troops taking a wrong roút, General began on all sides with great fpirit, but Wurmler was enabled to retake both the the French in a short time penetrated village and the bridge. Buonaparte the centre of the Austrians, and carried marcbed himself thither upon the first St George, and took 3000 prisoners, report of cannon, but it was too late. with 25 pieces of cannon

We must," said be, make a bridge € gold to an enemy,which sies, or op- CHAUEK ROME.16 viwili mie a barrier of Steel. The Austrians The peace concluded l between the turn made good their retrcat, who, from French republic and the Pope is attend

have, ed with very, beck. obliged that day to have laid down his Holiness does not wish to recall all their arms and surrendered themselves the briefs he has issued respeAing the at

: prisoners. Warmier defled all the night fairs of France mananfallibility:

' . rapidity, that in the morning lie arrived French governm wcüre the peace conclud.

infists upon this as a bridges of the Molinella were cut down, ed between them. Alteady all the Car: and that a French division waited for ditials have been afrembled and consult. him at Caftellaro. He perceived that it ed. The agent of the French republic, would be imprudent to force Çaftellaro, and the plenipotentiaries of the Pope, because at the dawn the French were in have gone to Flors on they can pursuit of him, but the Austrian Gene continue their cliclligna more peace


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