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The army under Sir John Hope land- "his proceedings in South Beveland, by ed at South Beveland on the ist of this which their Lordships will perceive that month, and, by a letter from Sir Rich. the operations of the combined force ard Keats, of yesterday's date, I find, under the Rear-Admiral and Sir John the whole of the island is in our posess. Hope, have been very successful, and sion, the enemy's ships are all above that the important post of Bathz has Lillo, and those most advanced, as high been evacuated by the enemy. I came up as Antwerp. We are getting our here to forward this dispatch to England, flotilla through the slough into the Wes. and shall leave the command of this ditern Scheldt, to prevent succours being vision with Rear-Admiral Otway, and thrown into Flushing by the canal of return to the flotilla, which I conclude Ghent. When the Řamekens battery is now investing Flushing. It is my inis taken, we hope to pass the lighter tention to boise my flag in one of the vessels to the Western Scheldt, for the small vessels in the Slough, that I may purpose of following up the other ob- be near the head-quarters of Lord Chatjects of the expedition,
ham, and to conduct the various servi. I cannot conclude this letter without ces in the West Scheldt. acknowledging the assistance I have re
I am, &c. ceived from Rear-Admiral Otway, and
(Signed) R. J. STRACHAN. how much I approve of the arrange, Hon. W. W. Pole. ments he made for landing the division under Sir Eyre Coote, which was car
Sabrina, off South Beveland, Aug. 1, ried into effect by Lord Amelius Beau
SIR, clerc, and Captain Cockburn, with much I have the satisfaction to inform you skill and activity. Sir Richard Keats, that Sir John Hope, and seven thousand in the execution of the arduous duties of his division of the array, were landed he has had to perform, has shewn his ac on South Beveland this afternoon, since customed zeal and judgment. The Cap- which I have been informed by message tains, Officers, and crews of his Majesty's from him, that he was met, on his apships are indefatigable in the execution proach towards Gaes, by the magistrates, of their respective duties, and I have into which place he is at liberty to enter much pleasure in adding, that there is a whenever he pleases. Three of the enemost perfect co-operation of the army my's ships of the line, and six brigs, and navy.--I have, &c.
are at anchor off the cast end of South
R. J. STRACHAN. Beveland; the others, I conclude, have P. S.-I send this by Lieut. Duncan, moved higher up the Scheldt.
whose cutter, the Idas, was close in Three of the four sloops I brought up shore, and covered the landing. with me struck in coming up. I have
hoisted my flag in the Sabrina, and am Venerable, off the Vere Gat, Ang. 5. 1809. not without hopes of getting the remainSIR,
ing parts of the division on shore, and It is with great satisfaction that I am most part of the army supplied to.mor. enabled to inclose, for their Lordships row. I have, &c. information, a copy of the capitulation
(Signed) R. G. KEATS. of the fort of Ramekens which surren The substance of this letter was dered to his Majesty's forces under sent by telegraphic communication from Lieutenant General Fraser yesterday the Sabrina, at five c'clock. The six afternoon. The possession of this post brigs are getting under sail, and moving is of great importance to our further
up the Scheldt apparently, but the ships operations in the West Scheldt, as it will
of the line are still fast.
Sabriną, off Wemeldinge, Aug. 3. with the Camilla and Pallas, by the Soon after I landed I was informed by Slough, and which, I trust, will effectų. letter from Sir John Hope, that Bathz ally prevent any succours being thrown bad been evacuated in the night; and, into Flushing, either from Cadsand, or as be informed me, the communication by the Gheat Channel.
was open between Walcheren and this I have also the honour of forwarding island, and he had sent to Lord Chatham copies of Sir Richard Keats's account of an account of the eyacuation, I conclu
ded you would hear it from thence, and tenants, 4 Serjeant-Majors, 13 serjeants went on to Bathz with a view to make 4 touriers, 10 drummers, 3 pipers, 328 observations, and from which I am this soldiers. Naval, 1 Captain, I Master, moment returned. R. G. KEATS. 17 sailors, i boy, : serjeant, s corporal, Rear. Admiral Sir R.J. Strachan, Bart.
13 priyates (serving as marines.)-ToArticles of capitulation for the surren
Terms of Capitulation of the Fortress of der of the town of Middleburgh to Ramakens, August 3. 1809. his Britannic Majesty's forces, in con
The garrison surrenders prisoners of sequence of a deputation from the
war, with every thing that belongs to Prefect and Burgomasters for that
the fortress, whether ammunition, canpurpose :
non, or government stores, belonging to I. Security to be granted to every the French and Dutch, of every sort person, public functionaries, citizens, and and kind. The garrison will lay down inhabitants, provided they conduct their arms this moment; and to be disthemselves, as peaceable citizens, and posed of aś the British Government . conform to such regulations as will be chuses.
hereafter established by the authority of The officers to keep their swords, the British Government. II. Protec- and will, with their soldiers; be permite tion to all private property whatsoever, ted to keep their private baggage. but all public property to be accounted Strength of the garrison. for to such Commissioners as will be
2 Captains, 1 Lieutenant, 4 serjeants named by the General commanding his y corporals, 2 drummers, uni privates, Britannic Majesty's forces. III. The armed citizens, or other inhabitants
Dispatches, of which the following who have done military dury, to be pro
are copies, have been received at tected in their persons and property, the office of Lord Viscount Castle, upon condition that their arms are gi.
reagh, one of his Majesty's Princi. ven to such persons as will be duly au.
pal Secretaries of State, from Lieu. thorised to receive them. . IV. Public
tent.General the Earl of Chatham, functionaries and their families are per.
K. G. mitted, if they desire it, to return to a
Head-quarters, Middleburgh, ny other part of Holland. V. All mili.
August 7. 1809. tary sick in hospital to remaini where
Nothing very material has occurred they are at present, and to be taken
since my last dispatch of the 3d instant. care of by their own medical people, we have been unremmittingly employ. out must be considered prisoners of war. (Signed) EYRE Coote, Lieut.-Gen. ammunition, and stores, to the vicinity
ed in bringing up the artillery of siege, Heights of Bree Sand, this
of Flushing, and the troops have been 31st day of July 1809.
occupied in the construction of the bat. Articles of capitulation granted by Gen. works before the place, but which have
teries, and in carrying in the several Mackenzie Fraser, to the fortress of been necessarily interrupted by the very Veer, Aug. 1. 1809.
heavy rains which have fallen here. The garrison to march out of the
is active and enterprising, town with all the honours of
and the garrison has certainly considerto ground their arms on the glacis, but able reinforcements from the opposite to be considered prisoners of war.- coast; nor has it been in the power of
The officers to keep their horses, the flotilla hitherto to prevent it. Unswords, and property, and the soldiers
der these circumstances it has been their knapsacks. All the artillery and
found necessary to land Lieut: General stores, and public property, to be de
Grosvenor's division, and the two light livered up.
battalions of the King's Germán legion Prisoners taken at Ter Veer,
have been also for the present brought Artillery-1 Lieut. Colonel, i Cap. on shore. tain, 4 Lieutenants, 7 serjeants, 2 cor Immediately on the fall of the Ram. porals, 6 fire-workers, 5 artificers, 65 akens, I determined, as soon as the negunners, 1 drummer. Infantry--4 Cap- "cessary arrangements were made, to pass tains, 4 first Lieutenants, 5 second Lieu. the infantry of Lieut-General the Earl
of Rosslyn's corps, together with Lieut. serjeant, 24 rank and file, wounded ; 4
Total-I Assistant Surgeon, 25 and to proceed in advance; but the very
rank and file, killed ; 1 Major, 6 severe blowing weather we have con Lieutenants, 2 Ensigns, 4 serstantly experienced, added to the great jeants, 1 14 rank and file, wounddifficulty of the navigation, has hitherto ed; 4 rank and file missing. batlled all their efforts.
Numes of officers killed and wounded, By letters from. Lieutenant Generai 26th Foot-Lieut. Maxwell, dangerSir John Hope, I find that the enemy ously wounded. had, on the sth instant, come down with 68th Foot-Major Thompson, dan. about: 28 gun.vessels before Batz, on gerously wounded ;---Lieutenant H. B. which place they kept up a smart can Muids and Ensign A. Thompson, slightnonade for some hours, but were forced ly wounded. to retire by the guns from the fort, and 71st Foot-Assist.-Surgeon H. Quin, every thing has since remained quiet in killed; Lieutenant D. Fletcher, slightly that quarter.
wounded. I have the honour to inclose a state. 8150 Foot Lieut, K. Montgomery, ment of the casualties that have occur- slightly wounded. red in the several corps before Flushing, 95th Foot-Lieut. Hambly, slightly since the last returns of killed and
wounded. wounded. I have the honour to be, &c. Embodied Detachment-Ensign Ado
CHATHAM, dison of the 6th regiment, slightly. Return of the rank and names of the of
Staff Corps-Lieut. A. Taylor, slightficers, and of the number of non-com- ly wounded. missioned officers and rank and file Officers returned wounded in last return, killed, wounded, and missing, since
but whose names were not then known, Jast return (August 2.) to August 6.
68th Foot-Capt. Crespigny. Lieuts. 1309, inclusive.
M‘Donald and J. Menzies, slightly. Head quarters, Middleburgh, 85th Foot-Lieutenant Buch, slight
Aug. 7. 1809. ly wounded. 2d Batt. Ist Foot---4 rank and file
35th Foot-Capt. Frederick, wound. killed ; 5 rank and file wounded.
ed as per lase return, since dead. 5th Foot-I rank and file killed; 20
R. LONG. Col. Adj. Gen. rank and file wounded.
Middleburgh, 8th August 1809. 14th Foot-2 rank and file wounded. My Lord,
26th Foot-5 rarik and file killed; Since closing my dispatch of yesterLieutenant, I serjeant, 19 rank and file day's date, the enemy, towards five o'wounded.
clock in the evening, in considerable 320 Foot-2 rank and file killed; 15 force, made a vigorous sortie upon the rank and file wounded.
right of our line, occupied by Major! -68th Foot-2 rank and file killed ; I General Graham's division. • Major, 1 Lieut nant, i Ensign, 6 rank The attack was principally directed and file wounded.
upon our advanced picquets, which were 7150 Foot - Assistant-Surgeon, 8 supported by the 3d battalion of the rank and file, killed; 2 Lieutenants, i Royals, the 5th and 35th regiments, un
der Colonel Hay. These corps, to 5th Foot-1 serjeant, 4 rank and file, gether with detachments of the royal ar killed ; 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Entillery, the 95th and light battalions of signs, 47 rank and file, wounded; 1 Bre. the King's German legion, received the vet-Major, 2 rank and file, missing. enemy with their accustomed intrepi. 35th Foot-3 rank and file killed ; 3 dity, and, after a sharp contest, of some serjeants, 51 rank and file, wounded; 2 duration, forced him to retire with very rank and file missing. considerable loss, in killed, wounded, 59th Foot-1 rank and file wounded. and prisoners.
76th Foot-I rank and file killed. In this affair, the enemy has had an 95th Foot-1 Lieutenant, 2 serjeant's, other opportunity of witnessing the su 4 rank and file, wounded. perior gallantry of British troops. In ist Light Battalion of the King's no instance has he succeeded in inaking German legion-4 rank and file killed, the least impression throughout our line, 1 Lieutenant, i Ensign, 12 rank and and, on this occasion, so far from profi. file, wounded. ting by his attempt, he has been obliged Total-i serjeant, 13 rank and file, to relinquish some very advantageous killed ; 1 Captain, 4 Lieutenants, 3 Enground, where our advanced posts are signs, 7 serjeants, 126 rank and file, now established.
wounded ; 1 Brevet-Major, 4 rank and I cannot too strongly express my sense file, missing, of the unremitting vigilance and ability Names of officers wounded and missing. manifested by Major General Graham,
Royal Artillery--Lieut, Grant slightin securing and maintaining his post a.
ly wounded. gainst the repeated attempts of the en. emy to dislodge him; and I have great sing, supposed, to be taken prisoner;
5th Foot-Brevet.Major Bird missatisfaction in acquainting your Lord. ship, that the Major-General mentions, ed ; Lieutenant C. Bird, Ensigns Gal
Captain Hamilton dangerously woundin terms of the warmest approbation, braith and Walton, slightly wounded. the distinguished conduct and gallantry of the officers and troops engaged on
95th Foot-Lieut. Clarke dangerous.' this
ly wounded. occasion. I am now.enabled to transmit, for your legion- Lieutenant Frederick Du Fay
ist Light Bat. of the King's German Lordship's information, an abstract re.
and Ensign Frederick Hedeman, danturn of the ordnance, ammunition, and stores, that have fallen into our hands gerously wounded. since our arrival in this island.
ADMIRALTY OFFICE,- Aug. 19. 1809. I am, &c.
CHATHAM. Dispatches, of which the following are (Here follows a list of ordnance, &c. copies, have been received at this of, taken at Haak, Veer, Ramakens, and fice from Sir Richard John Strachan, batteries on the coast, amounting to up Bart. K. B. Rear Admiral of the wards of 50 brass guns, 24 pounders, White, &c. addressed to the Hon. W. &c.; a number of mortars, cohorns, W. Pole. howitzers, muskets, swivels ; a vast
Kangaroo, in the West Scheldt, off quantity of ammunition, ball cartridges,
the Kaloot, Aug. 11. 1809. gun and travelling carriages, ordnance
SIR, stores, tools, cannon, &c. of every description.)
I beg leave to acquaint you, før the
information of the Lords Commissioners Return of the rank and names of offi.
of the Admiralty, that I am this mocers, and of the number of non-commissioned officers, and rank and file, veland, which has been attacked by a
ment going up to Bathz, in South Be. killed, wounded, and missing, in the affair of the 7th August.
strong detachment of the enemy's Aotil
lạ, and which, by Sir Richard Keats's Middleburg, August $. 1809.
reports, consists of two frigates, one Royal Artillery-1 Lieut. 1 rank and bearing a Vice-Admiral's flag, thirty file, wounded.
brigs, eight luggers or schooners, and 3d Bat. Ist Foot-I rank and file fourteen gun boats. killed ; i serjeant 10 rank and file, I was under the necessity of detain. wounded,
ing. our flotilla, to prevent supplies be
ing thrown into the garrison at Flushing, Their Lordships must be aware, that and to assist in cutting off its commu. in this extensive and complicated sernication with Cadsand, which service vice, it is impossible for me to enter so was effectually done, except during the fully into detail as I could wish, espelate heavy gales, which drove the gun- cially as our arrangements must vary boats from their stations, and prevented in proportion with the movements of our ships entering the Scheldt, from the enemy. the circumstance of their not being able In my absence, I have directed Rearto weigh their anchors. Since the wea Admiral Otway to superintend the sether has moderated, the wind has pro- veral du ies relative to the investment vockingly drawn round to the south- of this island, and to correspond with east, which is the only obstacle that pre- the Admiralty on all matters of service. vents Lord William Stuart, with a Captain Dobbie, who acted in the squadron of ten heavy frigates, passing Pallas during the absence of Capt. SeyFlushing, as well as Rear Admiral Lord mour, is the bearer of this dispatch.-Gardner, with the effective line of bat. He had my flag for some time in that tle ships, taking up the anchorage in ship, and has been particularly attentive Dykeshook Bay, where I intend his to the public service. Lordship shall remain, with a view of In consequence of the protracted having the assistance of that squadron siege of Flushing, and the necessity for in our further operations against the e tne flotilla going up the Scheldt, I nemy, and eventually to proceed up the have ordered guns from the ships of Scheldt.
war, to fit twenty transports as gunThe divisions of the army under the ships, and with the launches of the ships Earl of Rosslyn and Marquis of Hunt- under Rear-Admiral Otway, to form a ly, landed on South Beveland on the flotilla for the lower part of the Scheldt, 9th.
which I trust their Lordships will apThe cavalry and ordnance ships, with prove. the brigs and some sloops of war, have You will please likewise to inform passed through the Slough, into the their Lordships, that Lord Gardner ha West Schelde, and are now availing ordered the Centaur and Theseus to themselves of every favourable tide to cruise off the Texel. proceed to Bathz. I am also endea I have the honour to be, &c. vouring to warp the Pallas and Circe
R. J.STRACHAN. through by the same channel, and with Hon. W. W. Pole. every probability of success.
Kangaroo, in the West Scheldt, Sir Home Popham was detached with SIR,
August | 2. 1809. some guo vessels, for the purpose of Having directed the frigates named sounding the river, and of joining Sir in the margin * to proceed up the West Richard Keats at Bathz.
Scheldt, under the orders of Lord Wil. The batteries are not yet ready to 0 liam Stuart, Captain of the Lavinia, the pen on Flushing, therefore I hope to be moment the wind was favourable, that here again in time to co-operate with zealous officer availed himself of a light the army in the attack on that garrison. air from the westward, on the afternoon
I am concerned to add, that the ene. of the 11th instant, notwithstanding the my has cut the dyke to the right of the tide was against his proceeding, and pastown, and the island is likely to be ina sed the batteries between Flushing and undated. I have ordered Rear-Admi- Cadsand; the ships were under the eneral Otway to send the Monmouth and my's fire nearly two hours. Agincourt to England for water, as The.gallant and seaman-like manner soon as they can be got down from in which this squadron was conducted, Zierickzee; and earnestly intreat that and their steady and well-directed fire, other means may be adopred for supply excited in my breast the warmest sensa. ing the army and navy from England, tions of admiration. The army witnessa as I apprehend all the water in this is.
ed land will be spoiled by the inundation, and that there is not more in the other * Lavinia, Heroine, Amethyst, Ro. islands than is necessary for the subsiste ta, Nymphen, L'Aigle, Euryalus, Stati ence of the inhabitants,
ra, Dryad, and Perlin.