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that were in them. The lofs in all of these redoubts was confideráble, and in one the artillery drivers were at last obliged to fire the guns, but all the attacks were repulfed.

The enemy's right column, after occupying the two works which they had carried, pushed on between the dykes, to attack the left of the fecond line; but Prince Frederick of Orange, whofe gailant and judicious conduct cannot be fufficiently praifed, having rallied his brigade, placed a part of his infantry behind the dyke, which connects the third redoubt, from the left of the first line, with the work which is on the left of the fecond; and, in this fituation, he refifted the moft fevere attack that can be imagined upon his front, whilft thofe bodies of the enemy's infantry, which had pierced between the redoubts of the first line, were actually in his rear; he not only maintained his post, but completely checked the enemy's progrefs on this flank..

A great part of the troops on the left wing had been working in the trenches on the right of the Kinzig. General Latour, who commands the army of the fiege, formed three of thefe battalions which happened to be juft returning from work, and retook the village of Sundheim, which he maintained, though the enemy made great efforts to diflodge him. Lieutenant-General Staader, who -commands the left wing, drove back the enemy, who had advanced against the right of the fecond line of it, and retook the redoubt upon the left of Sundheim: and the Prince of Orange, advancing between the two dykes, defeat ed the column with which he had been fo feverely engaged, and recovered the redoubts it had carried. The enemy then retired into his intrenched camp.

The lofs of the Auftrians amounted to 40 officers, and about 1300 men, killed, wounded, and mifling, which, confidering that not more than half the let wing was engaged, is certainly confiderable; but that of the French muft have been much greater. The ground round the works was, in fome parts, covered with their dead bodies, and I am very much within bounds in ftating their lofs at 3000 men. During the time the French were in poffeflion of the redoubts on the left, they found means to carry off five pieces of cannon. The others were all retaken.

It is impoffible to attempt to do juftice to the conduct of the Archduke; he annimated the troops in retaking Sundheim, directed the attacks on the work that had been loft to the left of it, and, under the heaviest fire, gave his orders with the greatest coolness and the most perfect military knowledge.

Lieut. Proby, of his Majesty's 9th regiment of foot, (attached to Lieut. Colonel Craufurd's miffion,) was wounded by a musket-fhot; but I feel great fatisfaction in being able to add, that the wound is of a very flight nature, and will have no other confequence whatever than that of a very fhort confinement. I have the honour to be, &c. ROB. CRAUFURD. Head Quarters Offenburg, Nov. 23. My LORD, It is with much fatisfaction that I have the honour to inform your Lordship, that, after an interval of ten days without any advices from Italy, his Royal Highnefs the Archduke has this day received a report from General Alvinzy, the tenor of which is fuch as to confirm the hopes which his former difpatches infpired. This report, which is very thort, is dated Calabro, November 13, and is in fubftance as follows:

After the action of the 6th, near Baffano, the enemy continued to retreat, abandoned even the ftrong pofition of Montabello without refiftance, and croffed the Adige at Verona.

On the 11th, General Alvinzy arrived near Villanova, and the fame evening a confiderable part of the enemy's army, commanded by Buonaparte in perfou, advanced from Veróna, and took post in the neighbouring mountains.

Early on the 12th, Buonaparte commenced a general attack upon the whole line, which, though made with infinite violence, was refifted with the most perfet fleadiness and bravery.

Whilt Buonaparte was thus employed, in repeated, though ineffectual efforts, to force the front of the position, Gencrat Alvinzy detached a column againt each of his flanks. No fooner had thefe arrived at their point of attack, than the enemy retreated with precipitation; and a moft fevere and important. affair was thus completely decided in favour of the Auftrians.

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My Lord,

It is with much fatisfaction that I have the honour to inform your Lordfhip, that his Royal Highnefs the Archduke has this day received a report from General Davidovich, dated Provezano, Nov. 18. in which he gives an account of his having, on the preceding day, attacked and entirely defeated the enemy on the heights of Rivoli.

The attack commenced about feven in the morning of the 17th, and, after a moft obftinate refiftance, the enemy was entirely driven from his pofition, and .purfued as far as Cambara.

General Davidovich took 12 cannon, about 1100 prisoners, and many officers. Amongst the latter are Generals Florella and Valette. He praises, in the warmest terms, the conduct of his Generals, and the difcipline and remarkable bravery of his troops.

The enemy having, in the course of the night from the 17th to the 18th, received confiderable reinforcements, took another pofition on the heights near Cambara; in which General Davidovich attacked him the next morning, and drove him back beyond Pefchiera.

When General Davidovich sent off this report (the evening of the fecond affair,) he was encamped with his right towards the Lake of Garda, near Colla, and his left to the Adige; Pefchiera being in front of his right wing, and Verona in front of his left. I have the honour to be, &c.


Parliament-Street, Nov. 29. A dispatch from the Governor and Council of Madras, dated Fort St George, June 22, 1796, of which the following is a copy, has been received by the Court of Directors of the Eaft India Company, and by them communicated to the Right Hon. Henry Dundas.


We have particular fatisfaction in offering to you our fincere congratulations on the complete fuccefs which has attended the operations of Rear Admiral Rainier in the eastern feas; and judging that an early communication of this event might be of material ufe to his Majefty's Minifters, we have determined to forward this letter by the route of Bufforah.

It appears by the Rear-Admiral's difpatches, dated the 27th, of March and 11th of April laft, and which reached us on the 18th inft. by the Orpheus frigate, that the British troops were in poffeffion of the islands of Amboyna and Banda, with their several dependencies, comprizing, as it was thought, the whole of the Dutch Islands, excepting Fornaté, yeilding cloves, nutmegs and mace. This acquifition has been attained without the smallest lofs on our fide.

Amboyna and its dependencies were delivered up, on the 16th of February, and Banda and its dependencies on the 8th of March. Copies of the capitulations are inclosed.

The Admiral fpeaks in the handsomeft manner of the activity and alacrity with which every duty was performed by the forces under his command, both naval and military; and dwells particularly on the perfect harmony which all along fubfifted between the officers and men in both fervices. It behoves us on this occafion to convey to you the high fenfe we entertain of the able and fpirited conduct displayed by Rear-Admiral Rainier, whole hearty co-operation with us in every measure conducive to the public weal, demands our warmest acknowledgements; and whilft we feel affured of your entire apptobation of all the means employed by this Government, to give effect to the arrangements framed by his Majefty's Minifters for fecuring the Dutch fettlements in India, it is, nevertheless, incumbent upon us to declare, that the accomplishment of this great object has been chiefly obtained by the zealous, and cheerful fupport which we have had the good fortune to experience from the officer entrusted with the execution of it.

We fhall do ourselves the honour of tranfmitting, by the first fea conveyance, copies of all the papers received from the Admiral, which will enable you to form an accurate opinion of the value of those Islands. At prefent we can only give you a fummary of his proceedings.

The Admiral found in the treasury at Amboyna 81,112 rix dollars, and in store 515,940 pounds weight of cloves; in the treafury at Banda 66,675 rix dollars, and in ftore $4,777 pounds of nutmegs, 19,587 pounds of mace, besides merchandize and other ftores at each place, upon which no value had been then put.

We are preparing to fend a reinforcement of troops for the better protection of thofe valuable Mands; and, as the Admiral has advised us that he is fhort of provifions, and in want of a fupply of naval and military stores, it is our intention to forward an adequate flock of every neceffary article.


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We have great pleasure in acquainting you,
hat the Company's poffeffions on this coaft
are in a state of perfect tranquility; and that
we have no reason to believe that any defigns
are in agitation by the native powers hoftile
to your interefts. We have the honour to
be, &c.


Parliament-Street, Dec. 10. Difpatches, of which the following are extracts, have been received by the Right Hon. Henry Dundas, from Major-General Gordon Forbes, commanding his Majesty's troops in the island of St Domingo, dated Port-au-Prince, Oct. 9.

I am happy to have the power of affuring you, that our fituation in St Domingo is by far more favourable at this time than fince his Majefty has been in poffeffion of any part of it. The fuccefs of the very judicious ar arrangements made by Major General Bowyer, at Jeremie, and the divifions amongst the enemy in the fouth part of the island, where almost all the Republican whites have been maffacred fince their defeat, has affared the fafety of the important quarter of the

Grand Ance.

The fame spirit of difcord prevailing alfo in the north, and the fuccefs of our troops towards the Spanish frontiers, have encouraged the remains of Jeau Francois' army to co-operate with us. They have, in confequence, fought several battles with the Republican party, and have fent us a number of prifoners.

St Marc's and Mole St Nicholas are alfo

in a state of perfect fecurity, and the parish
of L'Arcahaye was never in a higher ftate
of cultivation, nor the negroes more peaceable
and orderly, than at this moment. Indeed
fuch is the public confidence, that the plan-
ters are now actually importing from Ja-
maica a confiderable number of new negroes.
Extract of a letter from Major-General For-
bes, to Mr Secretary Dundas, dated Port-
au-Prince, O. 9.

It is with the utmoft fatisfaction I have the

honour to inform you, that the enemy, who
had made ufe of the utmost exertion to col-
lect all their force in the fouthern parts of the
colony for the attack of Jeremie, in various
points at the fame time, have been defeated
every where, with very confiderable lofs on
their fide, and on our part fortunately very
trifling. Major-General Bowyer, whofe ac
count of the bufinefs I enclofe, has conducted
himself, in the difficult fituation of a com-
mand of very extenfive country and pofts, in

the most masterly and judicious manner; and
I beg leave to exprefs my marked admiration
of this moft meritorious officer, whofe conduct
on all occafions will, I am confident, highly
recommend him to his Majefty's gracious fa-
vour. I beg leave alfo to recommend all thofe
officers and men under his immediate com-
mand, particularly Lieutenant Gilman, of the
17th regiment of foot, of whom he speaks
in terms of high approbation. I am happy
to inform you, that the Major-General, who
was wounded in the above gallant defence of
the important quarter under his command, is
perfectly recovered.

This important defeat of the enemy affures the tranquility of Jeremie, and particularly as it is certain Rigaud, the chief of the blacks to the fouthward, has decidedly declared a gainst Santhonax and the Republic, and has caused almost all the white people in his power to be maffacred.

Major Gen. Bowyer, at the end of his account, adds, I have not hitherto been able to procure exact returns of the killed and wounded, but I conceive that the 17th regiment had about seven killed, and 14 or 15 wounded: None dangerously in my affair of the 19th ult. Lieut. Col. Hooke has not yet made his report; but I do not believe more than two was killed at Irois, and three or four wounded; fo that the enemy's shot and fhells had little effect.

I am forry to say that my Brigade-Major, Manners, received a ball through his thigh, but as it miffed the bone, no bad effects will, arife, and he is doing well.

Captures by bis Majesty's Ships. Dec. 12. A French privateer, of 2 guns, by the Marechal de Coubourg cutter, Lieutenant


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The following is General Berthier's reign on the 9th of July 1762. She was letter from Verona, of the 15th Novem- married to her late husband (whose unber, giving a boafting account of his fuc- happy fate is fo well known) while Duke cefs: "After the most difficult mancu- of Holftein Gottorp, in 1745. By bim vres, the most obftinate battles, eight he had the prefent Emperor, her fucdays without putting off our boots, we ceffor, formerly known as the. Great have beat General Alvinzy, and purfüed Duke of Ruffia. He was born in 1754, his corps as far as Vicenza. Five thou- and has been twice married. By his prefand prifoners, three thousand killed and feat wife, the Princess of Wirtemberg, wounded, four stand of colours, twelve now Emprefs, he has two fons, Alexanpieces of cannon, are the fruits of this der and Conftantine, and a daughter, victory. D'Alvinzy has rallied behind Alexandria Pawleona, the Brenta. Davidovich, ignorant of what has happened to Alvinzy, is on the right bank of the Adige, after having forced the divifion of Vaubois, and has advanced on the other fide from Rivoli: we doubt not but he will retire: if he preferves his pofition, he will foon be in our power with the 6000 men that he commands. Long live the army of Italy!-Prefently Mantua will be in our power. Never was a battle more bloody. We had two generals mortally wounded, and five who, it is hoped, may recover; two aid-de-camps of the general in chief, and an adjutant-general, killed. I have not time to fay more; we have again to fight; no repofe till the enemy is destroyed."


St Peterburgh, Nov. 18. Laft night her Imperial Majefty, who had been feized with an apoplectic fit on the preceding day, expired at a quarter before ten o'clock. Her feet had swollen very much previous to the attack, for which the had taken medicine. Immediately after, The felt severe pains in her bowels, and had retired into an inner apartment. Being miffed, her attendants fearched af ter her, and on opening the door of the clofet, they found her Majefty lying fenfelefs on the ground, with her feet toward the door. Immediately after her Imperial Majefty's deceafe, the Emperor Paul was proclaimed before the palace, in the ufual form, and the whole court, which was there affembled in anxious expectation, from the morning of the Emprefs's accident to the moment of her death, immediately took the oath of allegiance to the new fovereign, as did the four regiments of guards, and every thing paffed with the greatest order and tranquil lity. The late Emprefs was born on the 2d of May 1729, and commenced her




Nov. 24. In the Court of King'sbench, Mr Law prayed the judgment of the court upon Thomas Hall, Efq; a Magiftrate, and Major of Volunteer fencible corps at Berwick, and Alexander Macleane, Captain in the fame corps, for an abufe of their power as military officers, in keeping feveral foldiers in the fame regiment out of the way, under pretence of inilitary difcipline, in orde to prevent their voting at the election for mayor of the borough of Berwick.-Oa behalf of the defendants, a number of affidavits, made by very relpectable perfons, were produced and read in mitigation of punishment. In thefe affidavits, the defendants were reprefented to te gentlemen of honour, and who had for fome years paft rendered fone merito. rious fervices to their country. It ap peared that the expences of their trial had coft the defendants 5ool. After counfel were heard on both fides, the Court sentenced the two defendants to be imprisoned one month in the King's bench prifon, and as an additional pu nifhment, Major Hall was fined 5ol.

In our lait, p. 788, we ftated the terms propofed by the minifter for the new loan. The fuccefs has exceeded all expectation. On the 5th the following mode was recommended and adopted by the Bank of England. One million was fubferibed by the bank in their cor porate capacity, and four hundred thou fand pounds by the Directors individu lý; and before the close of the books the firft day, five millions were fubfcribed by different merchants and others. At ten o'clock this morning (5th) the parlour doors at the bank were opened, before which time the lobby was crowded. Num


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bers could not get near the books at all; while others, to testify their zeal, called to the perfons at the books then figning, to put down their names for them, as they were fearful of being fhut out. At about twenty minutes past eleven the fubfcription was declared to be completely full, and hundreds in the room were reluctantly obliged to go away. By the poft innumerable orders came from the country for fubfcriptions to be put down, fcarcely one of which could be executed. And long after the fubfcription was clofed, perfons continued coming, and were obliged to depart difappointed. It is a curious fact, and well worth ftating, that the fubfcription completely filled in fifteen hours and twenty minutės:

Two hours on:

Six ditto on

Six ditto on

One ditto, 20 min..




Fifteen hours, 20 min.

The Duke of Bridgewater actually tendered a draft at fight on his banker, for the 100,000l. which he fubfcribed to the New Loan! which of courfe could not be accepted, as the act is not yet paffed. December 16.

Copy of the letter tranfmitted to all the Admirals and Captains, whofe names were mentioned in the Gazette by Earl Howe, as having fignalized themselves in the action of the ift of June 1794, accompanying a medal which has been prefented to them.

in London, his Majefty would have prefented the medal to each of them in perfon; but that being, from various causes, at this time impoffible, his Majefty, in order to obviate all further delay, has therefore been pleased to direct them to be forwarded in this manner.

Allow me to express the great fatisfaction I feel in being made the channel of communicating to your Lordship fo diftinguished a mark of his Majefty's approbation. I have the honour to be, &c. Admiralty, Nov. 30. SPENCER. The admirals to wear the medal fufpended by a ribband round their necks. The captains to wear the medal fufpended to a ribband, but fafened through the third and fourth button hole, on the left fide. The colour of the ribband blue and white.

My Lord, or Sir,

THE King having been pleafed to or der a certain number of gold medals to be ftruck, in commemoration of the victory obtained by his Majefty's fleet under the command of Earl Howe, over that of the enemy, in the actions of the 29th of May, and ift of June 1794, I am commanded by his Majefty to prefent to your Lordship one of the medals above mentioned, and to fignify his Majesty's pleafure, that you thould wear it when in your uniform, in the manner defcribed by the directions which (together with the medal and ribbands belonging to it) I have the honour to tranfmit to you.

21. This morning, when the turnkeys of Newgate were preparing to remove the convicts fentenced to Botany Bay, among whom was the noted Major Semple, who, it feems, had flattered himself with the hopes of a pardon, he requefted permiffion to return to his cell, which was granted. Under pretence of fearching for fome neceffaries, in the prefence of Mr Kirby, jun. he fuddenly drew a knife, and stabbed himself in the body. He now lies extremely ill, refufes every kind of fuftenance, and declares he is determined to put an end to his ex


folution cutter, arrived at the Admiralty, 22. Lieutenant Columbine, of the Rewith difpatches from Admiral Sir John Jervis, commander in chief of his Majefty's feet in the Mediterranean. They contain an official account of the evacuation of Corfica by our troops.


The following official letter appeared in a Dublin paper of the 30th.


“Dublin Castle, Dec. 29. 1796. "MY LORD, "The laft accounts from Gen. Dalrymple are by his Aid-de-Camp, Capt. Gordon, who left Bantry at ten A. M. on Tuesday, and arrived here this morning. Seventeen fail of French ships of the line were at that time at anchor at the lower part of Bear Ifland, but at fuch a distance, as their force could not be

I am also commanded by his Majefty to acquaint your Lordship, that, had it been poffible for all the officers on whom his Majesty is pleased to confer this mark

of his approbation, to attend perfonally afcertained. The Lieutenant of a French


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