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foot, wounded; Lieut. Woodgate, 52d,
PROCLAMATION. severely. King's German Legion, Arthur Wellesley, General in Chief of Captain Delanring, killed. 2d Ditto-- the British army in Portugal, and Captain Langrelin, severely wounded, Marshal General of the armies of the Rifle Corps King's German Legion- Prince Regent : Lieut. Lodders, wounded.
66 Inhabitants of Oporto, In the passage of the Douro, on the 12th
“ As the French troops have been exof May.
pelled from this city by the bravery and Twenty-three rank and file, killed ; discipline of the army which I com2 General and Staff Officers, 3 Majors, mand, I require' from the inhabitants 2 Captains, Lieutenants, i Serjeant, that they shall comport themselves with 85 rank and file, wounded; 2 rank and file, missing.-- Total 23 killed, 96 wound compassion and bumaully towards the
said troops who may be made prisoners. ed, 2 missing-121.
By the laws of war, they are entitled to Oficers killed, wounded, and missing. my protection, and it is my duty to af..
Lieut. General Paget lost his arm, ford it.—It would be very inconsistent but doing well. Captain Hill, Aid.de- with the generosity and magnanimity camp to General Hill,.slightly.
of the Portuguese Nation, to revenge, 14th Light Dragoons--Major Her. upon unfortunate individuals, the outvey lost his right arm, but doing well; rages and calamities which it has sufferCaptain Hawker and Lieut. Knippe, ed. I direct the inhabitants of the ci. slightly. 3d Foot-Lieut. Monaghari, ty to remain tranquil in the town, and slightly. 48th Foot 2d Bat.—Major that no person that does not belong to Erskine, slightly. 66th Foot, 2d Bat. a military corps shall appear armed in -Major Murray, severely in the arm; the city.- In case of this order being Captain Binning, slightlyRoyal En- contravened, or of any attack being gineers.- First Lieut. Hamilton, severely: made upon the said individuals, persons
shall be punished as guilty of having Oporto, May 13. 1809. disobeyed iny orders.--I appointColonel Return of ordnance, ammunition, car- Trant Commandant of this city, unless
riages, and ordnance stores, &c, ta- the Government of his Royal Highness ken in the arsenal of Quartieri St shall object to this nomination. I or. Oviedo, on the 12th May 1809. der the Commander to use all the means
Brass guns, French, the carriages bro. necessary to enforce obedience to this ken to pieces--ten 12. pounders, twelve order, and to produce the effect of com. 8-pounders, eighteen 4 pounders, six. plete tranquillity and peace, for which teen 3-pounders; brass howitzers, French, I am so anxiously solicitous, one carriage good--two 8 inch, one 6
ARTHUR WELLESLEY." inch, French caissons-4 serviceable, “ Head.quarters, Oporto, May 13, 1809.'" 36 unserviceable ; 3000 whole barrels of English gunpowder; 300,000 Eng ish
Monte Alegre, May 18. 1809. musket cartridges; round shot, 2000 nine.pounders, 256 eighteen-pounders,
MY LORD, 508 twelve-pounders, 656 eight poun- When I determined upon the expedi. ders, 580 four pounders, 200 three-poun- tion to the north of Portugal against ders ; shells--400 six-inch, 600 flannel Marshal Soult, I was in hopes that the cartridges ; case shot-- 1 20 six-inch how- Portuguese General, Silviera, would be itzers ; wheels good-8 guns, 30 how. abie to hold his post upon the Tamaga itzers, 18 cars ; 60 handspikes, 12 tar- till he should be reinforced ; by which, paulins, 3000 French fints, 10 slow and by the possession of Chaves, the matches, 100 spunges, 30 copper ladies, 'enemy's retreat would have been cut off.
G. HOWARTH. The loss of the bridge of Amaranthe, Brig.Gen. Royal Horse Artillery. however, on the 2d inst. altered our As soon as Oporto was given up by prospects. Gen. Beresford, who march. the enemy, the inhabitants rose, and we ed towards the upper part of the Douro understand massacred several of the on the sth, and arrived at Lamego on French, The following Proclamation the roth, however, baving obliged the was issued by Sir Arthur:
enenry's posts at Villa Real and Maisou
Frien to fall back with some loss, and him his sick and wounded; and the having crossed the Douro, drove in road from Penafiel to Monte Alegre is Gen. Loison's out-posts at the bridge of strewed with the carcases of horses and Amaranthe, and again acquired posses. mules, and French soldiers, who were sion of the left bank of the Tamaga on put to death by the peasantry "before the 12th. Loison retired from Ama- our advanced guard could save them.' ranthe on the morning of the 13th, as This last circumstance is the natural soon as he had heard of the events at effect of the species of warfare which Oporto, and met his advanced guard a the enemy have carried on in this counshort distance from the town. I was try. Their soldiers have plundered and unable to commence the pursuit of the murdered the peasantty at their pleaenemy till the morning of the 13il, sure; and I have seen many persons when the Hanoverian Legion moved to hanging on the trees by the sides of the Valonga, under Major-General Murray, road, executed for no reason that I On that evening, I was informed that could learn, excepting that they have the enemy had destroyed a great part not been friendly to the French invasion of his cannon at Penahel, and had dic and usurpation of the government of rected his march towards Braga, in con- their country; and the route of their sequence of Gen. Beresford's operations column, on their retreat, could be tra: upon the Tamaga ; and I marched on ced by the smoke of the villages' to the 24th, with the army in two columns which they set fire. towards the Minho. I directed General We have taken about 500 prisoners. Beresford upon Chaves, in case the ene. Upon the whole, the enemy has not lost my should turn to his right; and Major- less than a fourth of his army, and all General Murray to communicate with his artillery and equipments, since we General Beresford, if he should find that attacked him upon the Vonga. Loison remained in the neighbourhood I hope your Lordship will believe, of Amaranthé.
that no measure which I could take was Gen. Beresford had anticipated my omitted to intercept the enemy's retreat. orders to march his own corps upon It is obvious, however, that if an army Ohaves, and had already sent Gen. Sil- throws away all its canpon, equipments, viera to occupy the passes of Ruives and baggage, and every thing that can and Melgassey, near Salamonde, but he strengthen it, and can enable it to act was unfortunately too late. I arrived together as a body, and abandons all at Braga on the 15th (Gen. Murray be. those who are entiiled to its protection, ing at Guimaraens, and the enemy about but add to its weight and impede its fifteen miles in our front,) and at Sala- progress, it must be able to march by monde on the 16th. We had there an roads through which it cannot be folaffair with their rear guard. The Guards, lowed with any prospect of being overunder Lieut. General Sherbrooke, and taken by an army which has not made Brig.Gen. Campbell, attacked their po- the same sacrifices, sition late in the evening; and having It is impossible to say too much of turned their left flank by the heights, the exertions of the troops. The weathey abandoned it, leaving a gun and ther has been very bad indeed. Since some prisoners behind them. On the the 13th the rain has been very constant, 17th, we moved to Ruives, and on the and the roads, in this difficult country, 18th to this place. I here found that he almost impracticable. But they have had taken a road through the moun. persevered in the pursuit to the last, tains towards Orense, by which it would and have been generally on their march be difficult, if not impossible, for me to from day light in the morning till dark. overtake him, and on which I had no The brigade of Guards were at the means of stopping him. The enemy head of the column, and set a laudable commenced his retreat by destroying a example; and in the affair with the enegreat proportion of his guns and ammu- my's rear-guard, on the evening of the nition. He afterwards destroyed the 16th, they conducted themselves reremainder of both, and a great propor. markably well. tion of his baggage, and kept nothing
I have the honour to be, &c. excepting what the soldiers or a few mules could carry. He has left behind
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GENERAL ASSEM- Saturday, May 20. The draught of an BLY OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND.
answer to his Majesty's letter, and also
tlre draught of a dutiful and loyal adN Thursday, May 18. the Right dress to his Majesty, upon the present Commissioner to the General Assembly ving been prepared by the Committee of the Church of Scotland, walked from appointed for that purpose, were given the Highland Society Hall to the High in, read, and unanimously approved of; Church, in the usual state, the Inverness and his Grace the Commissioner, at the shire militia lining the street. His request of the Assembly, undertook to Giace was attended by the Earls of transmit them to his Majesty. Buchan and Leven ; Lord Viscount Monday, May 22. The Assembly took Cathcart; Lords Sinclar, Elibank, and into consideration the request of WilRobert Kerr; Admiral Sır Edinund liam Murray, Agent for the Church, Nagle; most of the North British Staff, and his letter being read, it was agreed a number of naval and military Officers, that the Assembly should accept of his and several other persons of distinction, resignation, and immediately proceed and was received by the Lord Provost to re-elect him, together with his soll, and Magistrates in their robes. The Mr John Murray, W. S. joint agents Rev. Dr Grant, one of the ministers of for the Church, with the survivancy Canongate, the last Moderator, preach to the longest liver of the two, which ed an excellent discourse from Psalm was done accordingly. cxlvii. 12--15.
The Assembly next proceeded to After Divine Service, his Grace went consider a petition from the Rev. Mo to the Assembly Room, when the Memó Small and Kirk. Session of Stair, crabers proceeded to chuse a Moderator.- ving aid and support of the privileges The Rev. Dr Francis Nicoll, at Mains of Church Courts, against all interfer. and Strathmartine, was unanimously e- ence of the Commissary Courts of Glaslected. His Majesty's commission and gow, which they considered as infringletter, and also the warrant for One ing upon them. After some deliberation, thousand pounds, to be employed in the case was referred to the Committee propagating the Christian religion in the of public accounts to report thereupon. Highlands of Scotland, were read; after Wednesday, May 24. The Assembly which, his Grace the Commissioner o. had before them an overture from the pened the Assembly with a very ele- Synod of Glasgow and Ayr, respecting gant speech from the throne, to which the rights and jurisdictions of the Church The Moderator made a suitable reply. over the inferior Church officers, and a
Friday, May 19. The Assembly ap- petition from the Presbytery of Dumpointed a Committee to draw up an an- barton, and Mr John M.Ewan, minister swer to his Majesty's letter; and also of Baldernock, relating to the same suban address upon the present arduous sic ject; which having been read, and par. tuation of public affairs.
ries heard, the Assembly agreed to re· The following gentlemen were ap- fer the petition to the committee on pointed to preach before his Grace the publick accounts ; and at the same time Commissioner--Mr J. Tod, at Mauch. declared, that the cause is entitled to line, to lecture and preach on Sunday the countenance of the Church, and authe 21st, in the forenoun, and Dr Mit. thorised the Procurator, to appear in the chell, at Largs, in the afternoon. Mr civil court in behalf of the Church, a. Cannan, at Kirrymuir, to lecture and long with Mr M'Ewan. preach on the forenoon of Sunday the Sutur day, May 27. The thanks of the 28th, and Mr M'Gibbon, at Inverary, Assembly were given from the Chair to in the afternoon.
Sir Henry Moncrieff Wellwood, Gene. June 180g.
ral Collector of the Widow's Fund, for with the most profound respect and grathe diligence, attention, prudence, and titude. tenderness, with which he continued That your Majesty has again thought to discharge the duties of his office. fit to intrust to the Right Hon. Francis
The Assembly beard a petition for Lord Napier, your Commissioner, to the Right Hon. Lord Saltoun and o- represent your royal person on this so. thers, heritors and feuars in the parish lemn occasion, we regard as a renewed and town of Fraserburgh, appealing from mark of that gracious attention which a sentence of the Presbytery of Deer, your Majesty has been accustomed to dismissing a complaint brought against shew to our inierest and to our wishes. Mr William Bannerman, school master On former occasivris his conduct in the of Fraserburgh, accusing him of cruelty high office committed to him has coni. and improper behaviour to his scholars; manded our esteem; and on the preand als) from a sentence of the Synod sent, we are confident that it will be such of Aberdeen, refusing to receive an ap- as to call forth our merited approbation. peal taken from the sentence of the We place the most perfect reliance on, Presbytery of Deer. After hearing coun- the assurance which, by your Majesty's sel, the Assembly agreed, without a vote, command, he has again given us of your to dismiss the appeal as incompetent. unalterable attachment to those princi
Monday, May 29. The Assembly ples of religion which are alone the heard a petition from Colin Cameron means of directing the conduct of Prinand others, respecting a Gaelic and En. ces, those principles which are so inti. glish Chapel of Ease in Edinburgh ; the mately connected with the existence of Assembly unanimously agreed to grant ourincomparable constitution,and u hich, the desire of the perition, by erecting by being invariably maintained by your the Chapel of Ease in question. Majesty, have preserved it amidst the
The Assembly had transmitted to them destruction of all surrounding nations. a petition of Thos. White, Esq. of Wind. Of the inestimable blessings resulting to hill, against a sentence of the Presbytery this realm from your Majesiy's scrupu. of Hamilton, 25th April last, directing lous observance of the religious and pothe kirk-session of Avondale to refuse litical duties of your exalted station, we baptism to two of the peritioner's chil. are fully sensible ; and it is a subject of dren. The Assembly, considering the high satisfaction to us, that we live unspecial circumstances of the case, viz. der a Sovereign who so clearly perceives that Mr White has a concern in another the necessary connection of these duties parish, which obliges him to be frequent with each other, and so invariably ad. ly there in the end of the week, and that heres to them as the means of promu, he attends divine worship regularly in ting the prosperity of bis empiie. said parish, they agreed to recommend Your Majesty's solicitude to impress to Mr Scott to administer the ordinance us with the wise and enlightened senti, of baptism to Mr White's children, in ments entertained by vour Majesty on the parish church of Avondale; and this most important subject, will animate they recommend to Mr White to ats us to use our bestendeavours to preserve tend the ordinances of religion in the the portion of your subjects committed parish church, as often as circumstances to our pastoral charge, in that state of will permit.
purity of principle and rectitude of con, The Assembly was dissolved in the duct, which may long continue to them usual form, and the next Assembly ap- those blessings which they now enjoy pointed to meet on the 17th May 1810. and to impress them with a deep convic
The Assembly have had no material tion of the sincere and unshaken attachbusiness this year before them.
ment which your M jesty has never
ceased to entertain to ali your subjects, ADDRESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
but more particularly to that part of TO THE King.
them whose spiritual guidance is.comMay it please your Majesty,
mitted to our care. The very gracious letter with which We shall no: fail to assure them, that your Majesty has been pleased to ho. if, in the course of the contest which nour this General Assembly of our na. your Majesty has been compelled to tional Church, has been received by us maintain, they have suffered from the
burdens unavoidably occasioned by a
COURT OF SESSION.SECOND DIVISION. struggle so arduous and protracted, your Majesty has ever regretted these bur- Parish of Cockburnspath, v. Parish of Col. dens, and that it has only been your
dingham, conviction of the justice of your cause This was an important question réwhich has enforced their necessity. That specting the settlement of a pauper. In cause, we are firmly persuaded, is found.
the year 1800, Alex. M.Craw came ed on religion and political virtue ; with his family to the parish of Coldingand while your Majesty prosecutes it a. ham, and resided for upwards of three broad by all the means which the Al.
years, and thereby became a legal setmighty has placed in your lands, we tler. In the year 1803, Hugh M'Craw, shall cordially contribute at home our
his son, 14 years of age, was bound an efforts for its success, by our fervent
apprentice to an artificer in the parish prayers to the Sovereign Ruler of the of Cockburnspath, when, after sesiding Universe, by impressing sentiments of with his master three years, he was loyalty, unanimity, furutude, and per- struck with a disease which rendered severance on the people committed to him unable to continue at his trade, or our pastoral care, and, above all, by the contribute to his own subsistence. Dumost zealous' endeavours to recommend
ring the time of his residence with his to their acceptance the salutary and en- master,
his labour was inadequate to his nobling doctrines of tbe gospel, which
support, and he was supplied with ne. will continue to support them in the
cessaries by his father. Under these cirhour of trial. In the discharge of these cumstances, the question was, Whether our peculiar duties, it will be no small
a residence for three years constituted encouragement to us, that thus we shall
a settlement, or whether the settlement justify the reliance which your Majesty of this pauper must not be held the same condescends to place in our virtue and as that of his father? attachinent.
The question came before the SheWe receive with sincere gratitude riff of Berwickshire, who found, that:“ a your Majesty's donation of One Thour three years residence of a person, whesand Pounds for promoting religious ther child, apprentice, or grown to manknowledge in the Highlands and islands hood, without becoming a pauper upon of Scotland; and we shall endeavour to
any parish, gives a legal settlement, in apply this mark of your royal munifi
the parish where he so resided, for the cence in the manner best calculated for last three years, at one time; and therepromoting the pious purpose for which fore found, that Hugh M'Craw, by his it is bestowed.
three yeais residence in the parish of That Almighty God, the Father of Cockburnspath, has acquired a legal our Lord Jesus Christ, may protect settlement in that parish, and ordained your Majesiy and prolong your reign; the heritors and kirk-session to enrob that he may bless the Queen, the Prince him on their poor's list.” This sentence · and Princess of Wales, and all the Roy
was brought before the Court of Ses. al Family ; that he may ever direct your sion. Lord Glenlee, the Lord Ordina. Councils, and prosper the measures of ry, gave judgment, affirming the seriyour Government; that, after a long tence of the Sheriff, and the Court have and happy reign on earth, he may be- unanimously affirmed the judgment of stow on you a crown of glory in hea. the Sheriff and the Lord Ordinary. ven; and that Princes of the august House of Brunswick, formed on your
CIVIL PROMOTIONS. Majesty's example, may to latest posterity sway the sceptre of this realm, are Whitehall, April 26. The King has been the fervent prayers of, may it please pleased to nominate Lieutenant-General your Majesty, your Majesty's most
George Beckwith to be one of the Knights faithful, most obedient, and most loyal der of the Bath.
Companions of the Most Honourable Ora subjects, the Ministers and Elders met
(The Gazette of April 29. contains the in this national Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
ceremony of investing Lord Cochrane, Ge
neral Sir David Baird, General Spencer, Signed in our name, in our presence, and General Hon. John Hope, with the or. and at our appointment, by
der of the Bath. FRANCIS NI COLL, D.D. Moderator.