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ed their exertions with applause; and I Dryad, Capt. E. Galwey-None kil. am certain their Lordships will duly ap. led or wounded. preciate the services of Lord William
Rota, Capt. P. Somervill-None kil. Stuart, the captains, officers, seamen, led or wounded. and marines, on this occasion.
Berlin, Capt. William Thompson-2 No very material accident happened, wounded, except by a shell striking L’Aigle, and Total-2 killed, a wounded. which fell through her decks into the
R. J. STRACHAN. bread-room, where it exploded, one man
Names of the killed and wounded en was killed, and four others wounded ;
board a squadron of his Majesty's ships, her stern frame is much shattered,
under the direction of Captain Lord Lord William Stuart's modest letter
William Stuart, on the 11th of August accompanies this dispatch, together with 1809. a return of the killed and wounded, and Aniethyst-Michael Paterson, killed ; the damages sustained by his Majesty's Joseph Manfree, wounded. ships, in forcing the entrance of this ri. L'Aigle-Elisha Higgiuson, private of I have the honour to be, &c.
marines, killed; William White, landman, R. J. STRACHAN.
wounded; William Brownley, boy second
class, ditto ; H. L. Vine, Lieutenant royal Lavinia in the West Shelat
marines, ditto: Thomas Donovan, acting August 11. 1809. schoolmaster, ditto. I have the honour to inclose you a Heroine-2 men, not named, slightly report of the killed and wounded, and wounded. the damage sustained on board his Ma
(Signed) R. J. STRACHAN. jesiy's ships, which you did me the ho.
Kangaroo, in the West Scheldt: nour to place under my orders, to force
Aug. 13, 1809. through the passage of the Scheldt, be.
I had dispatched Sir Home Popham tween the batteries of Flushing and Cad. with the sloops, brigs, and vessels, named sand..
in the margin*, together with a light flotAs from your position you must have tilla, under Captains Lyford, Lowe, and been a witness to the execution of this Buck, up the West Scheldt, to sound and service, I have only to thank you for
buoy the channels of that river, to enable the honour you did me in placing the the larger ships to advance for the purpose squadron under my orders.
of putting in execution the ulterior objects
of this expedition. Sir Home Popham has I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
executed this service with his usual judgeWM, STUART.
ment and correctness. To Sir R. J. Strachan, Bart. K. B. I have the honour to enclose for their
Rear Admiral of the White, Com. Lordship's information, a copy of a letter mander in Chief, &c. &c.
I have received from Sir Richard Keats, to
whom I have given the command, of the A Return of Killed and Wounded on
naval part of our operations in the upper board a Squadron of his Majesty's part of both Scheldts, until I get the friships, led by Captain the Hon. gates advanced under Lord William Stuart, Lord William Stuart, past the and which will be done with the utmost Batteries of Flushing and Breskens, dispatch. on the 11th of August 1809.
I have the honour to be, &c. Lavinia, Capt. Lord William Stuart
(Signed) R. J. STRACHAN. None killed or wounded,
Fort Bathm, Aug. 12. 1809. Euryalis, Capt. the Hon. G. H. Dun I have the honour to inform you, that, das---None killed or wounded.
in pursuance of your directions, I arrived Amethyst, Capt. Sir M. Seymour-1 at Bathz yesterday, land in order to rene killed, I wounded.
der, if practicable, an attack on the enemy's L'Aigle, Capt. George Wolf-I killed, flotilla" more complete, I ordered thing 4 wounded.
flat boats, armed with carronades, and Nymphen, Capt. Keith Maxwell some other boats, from the ships under None killed or wounded.
my orders, to rendezvous at this place, and Statira, Capt. C. W. Boys None killed or wounded.
Skylark, Harpy, Challenger, La Fleeche, Heroine, Captain H. H. Christian-2 Pilot, Parthian, Daring, Thais, Cracker, wounded.
Bloodhound, Galgo (rocket ship.)
neet the focilla under Sir Home Popham, well as the confidence his Majesty feels
I trust they will not disappoint.
, what interruption he could to the pro
The enemy has continued to give were abandonded; five of which were de stroyed, and the other brought in.
gress of our works; but since the date The arrival of Sir Honte Popham, and of my last letter, he has attempted no my boats from the East Schelde, took place sortie in any force. He has endeavournearly at the same time; bat the enemy's ed to cause us some embarrassment by dotilla moved up to Lillo with the same opening the sluices of Flushing, and lete cide that brought ours to Bathz, one of ting in the salt water, but this bas been which was handsomely burned by the ad. attended as yet with little inconvenivanced gun-boats, almost amongst them.
As the navigation of the West Scheidt chce, as the necessary precautions for is now open as far as it can possibly be letting off the water through the sluices cleared by the navy, and a lotilla force of
in our possession at this place and at upwards of fifty sail'in the East Scheldt de Veer, I have no doubt will be found efmand attention, and I cán át any time te fectual. The several batteries will pro. turn in a few hours to this place, it is my bably be ready to open on the place intention to repair this morning to the sa. either the i2th or 13th, and I shall look perb, where I have ordered the boats of with great anxiety to the result, as the my division.
speedy reduction of Flushing (particuSir Home Popham iš examining the larly under present appearances) is of the channels.
last importance, as till then so very.large Although we are now masters of the nasvigation to Lillo, it may be proper to ob
a portion of the force under my comserve, that it is in the enemy's power,
mand is unavoidably detained before it. by sending a superior naval force, to de
The divisions of Licut.-Gen. Lord prive us of it, as far as Bathz (before some Rosslyn and Lieut. Gen. Lord Huntly, Farger ships ascend,) whenever he pleaset.
were landed, according to the inten
R.G. Kent's tion I mentioned in my last letter, in Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Strachun, Bart. South Beveland, on the morning of the K. B. &c. &c.
oth instant; but I am sorry to say, that Supplement to the London Gazetté, Aug. 19. valry and artillery horses, the heavy,ord
the division of transports, with the caDowning-Street, August 20. 1809. nance, ammunition, and stores of alldes. A dispatch, of which the following is a criptions, have not yet been brought
copy, has been received at the Office through the slow Passage. The moof Viscount Castlercagh, one of his ment they appear, it is my intention to Majesty's Principal Secretaries of proceed towards Bathz'; but as till then State, from Lieut.-General the Earl no operation can be undertaken, I have of Chatham, K. G. dated headiquar. thought my presence here was more ters Middleburg, Aug. 11. 1809. useful
Head-quarters, Middleburg, A large portion of the Aotilla has proMY LORD, IIth August 1809.
cceded up the river to Bathz, on which I received yesterday evening your place I learn that the enemy had again Lordship's dispatch of the 8th inst. by made an attack, but had been repulsed the messenger Mills, and I must intreát by the guns of the fort. of your Lordship, to offer my most
I have the honour to be, &c. dutiful acknowledgements to his Ma.
CHATHAM, jesty, for the gracious approbation he has been pleased to express of my hum.
Londan Garette Extraordinary. ble endeavours in his service, and I
Downing-Street, August 19. 1809. shall feel the greatest satisfaction in A dispatcb, of which the following is a communicating to Lieutenant:General copy, was this day received at the of. Sir Eyre Coote, and the General and fice of Lord Viscount Castlerèagh, other officers, and the troops employ one of his Majesty's principal Secre. ed here under my command, the sense taries of State, from Lieutenant-Ge. which his Majesty 'entertains of their neral the Earl of Chatham, K. G. dameritorious conduct in the servioes ted head-quarters Middleburgh, Au. i' which they have been engaged, as gust 16, 1809. August 1809
Head quarters, Middleburgh, walls of the town, taking one gun and MY LORD, August 16. 1809. 30 prisoners. I have the honour of acquainting your About two in the morning, the eneLordship, that on the 13th instant, the my demanded a suspension of arms for batteries before Flushing being comple- 48 hours, which was refused, and only ted, (and the frigates, bombs, and gun- two hours granted, when he agreed to vessels, having at the same time taken surrender according to the summons their stations,) a fire was opened at a sent in, on the basis of the garrison be. bout half.past one p. m. from fifty-two coming prisoners of war. pieces of heavy ordnance, which was I have now the satisfaction of ac. vigorously returned by the enemy. quainting your Lordship, that these An additional battery of six twenty- preliminaries being acceded to, as soon four pounders was completed the same as the Admiral landed in the morning, *night, and the whole continued to play Colonel Long, Adjutant-General, and upon the town, with little or no inter. Captain Cockburn of the royal navy, mission, till late on the following day. were appointed to negociate the further
On the morning of the 14th instant, articles of capitulation, which I have about ten o'clock, the line of battle now the honour to inclose. They were ships at anchor in the Durloo passage, ratified about three this morning, when led by Rear. Admiral Sir Richard Stra- detachments of the Royals on the right, chan, got under weigh, and ranging up and of his Majesty's 71st regiment on along the sea line of defence, kept up, the left, took possession of the gates of as they passed, a tremendous cannon. the town. The garrison will march ade on the town for several hours, with out to.morrow, and will be embarked as the greatest gallantry and effect. About speedily as possible. four in the afternoon, perceiving that I may now congratulate your Lord. the fire of the enemy had entirely cea- ship on the fall of a place so indispen. sed, and the town presenting a most sibly necessary to our future opera. awful scene of destruction, being on tions, as so large a proportion of our fire in almost every quarter, 1 directed force being required to carry on the Lieutenant General Sir Eyre Coote to siege with that degree of vigour and send in to summons the place : General dispatch, which the means of defence Monnet returned for answer, that he the enemy possessed, and particularly would reply to the summons as soon as his powers of inundation (which was ra. he had consulted a council of war. An pidly spreading to an alarming extent) · hour had been allowed him for the pur. rendered absolutely necessary.
pose, but a considerable time beyond it Having hoped, had circumstances perhaving elapsed without any answer bę. mitted, to have proceeded up the river ing received, hostilities were ordered to at an earlier period, I had committed to recummence with the utmost vigour, Lieut.-General Sir Eyre Coote, the di. and about 11 o'clock at night, one of rection of the details of the siege, and the enemy's batteries, advanced upon of the operations before Flushing, and I the sea dyke in front of Lieutenant-Ge cannot sufficiently express my sense of neral Fraser's position, was most gal- the unremititng zeal and exertion with lantly carried, at the point of the bay. which he has conducted the arduous onet, by detachments from the 36th, service entrusted to him, in which he 71st, and light battalions of the King's was ably assisted by Lieut.-Colonels German legion, under Lieut.-Col. Pack, "Walsh and Offerey attached to him, as opposed to great superiority of numbers; assistants in the Adjutant and Quarter. they took 40 prisoners, and killed and Master General's department. wounded a great many of the enemy. I have every reason to be satisfied
I must not omit to mention, that, on with the judicious manner in which the the preceding evening, an intrenchment, General Officers have directed the se. in front of Major General Graham's po- veral operations, as well as with the sition, was also forced in a mannere, spirit and intelligence manifested by the qually undąunted, by the 14th regiment, Commanding Officers of corps, and the and detachments of the King's German zeal and ardour of all ranks of Officers legion under Lieut,-Col. Nicolls, who and mca. drove the enemy from it, and made a
CHATHAN. lodgement within musket-shot of the
Court or ExchEQUER.
Counsel for the defendant, the Dean
of Faculty, Adam Gillies, and Henry The KING v. the LORD CHIEF BARON.
Cockburn, Esqrs.; attorney, John Tay. ON
N Monday July 3. a cause of con- lor, Esq.
siderable importance came on be High COURT OF JUSTICIARY. fure the Court. The action was brought On Monday August 7. came on the at the instance of the Lords of the Trea- trial of William Steuart, clerk to Charles sury against the Right Hon. Robert Sidey, deputy postmaster at Perth, Dundas of Arniston, Lord Chief Baron accused of retaining and applying to of the Court of Exchequer, in Scotland, his own use the sum of 3l. gs. 30. for payment of 10,000l. as security out of the postages of letters transmitgranted by a bond in 1795 for Mess. ted from Edinburgh to Perth, and ilo Houston and Co.late merchants in Glas 25. od. out of the postage of letters gow. This house dealt deeply in the transmitted from Perth to Edinburgh. West India trade; and, in consequence After the diet was called, and the pana of great general distress, Government nel pleaded not guilty, the Lord Jus. was induced to aid the West Iodia mer- tice Clerk stated, that an objection to cantile interest by an issue of Exche. the form of the indictment had occurquer bills, upon proper security being red to the Court, as the pannel was granted; and in consequence of the charged with having defrauded the pubfailure of Houston and Co. the surety lic revenae, although, upon the show. was called upon to pay the amount of ing of the indictment, he was not in any the bond.
respect in its service; and the attention The defence offered by the defend of the Counsel for the prosecution and ant was, that he was released from the for the pannel was called to the objecobligation in his bond, in consequence tion suggested by the Court. The of the Lords of the Treasury having gi. Counsel for the pannel stated, that that ven several indulgencies to Mess. Hous- objection, and others, to the form of ton and Co. without the concurrence the indictment, had occurred to them; and against the consent of the defend. but that it was the earnest wish of their ant, and in the mean time heritable se. client that the trial should proceed; and curities had been granted by Mr Mac. his Counsel, participating in his feelings, Dowall and Mr Houston Rae, two of did not mean to offer any objections to the partners, on their estates, which les. the relevancy.--The Court adjourned sened the recourse Government and the till next day that they might consider surety would have had upon these es the objection. The Solicitor-General tates. Evidence was adduced upon informed the Court, that, in consequence these points. Very long and ingenious of inquiries he had thought it his daty pleadings took place, by the Lord Ad. to institute, from what had passed the vocate and Solicitor-General on the part day before, he was induced to abandon of the Crown, and by Mr Gillies and the prosecution. The Counsel for the Mr H. Cockburn on the part of the de. pannel then expressed their anxiety, in fendant.
vindication of his character, to lay beMr Baron Norton summed up the e- fore the Court the circumstances of the vidence in a very candid and impartial case; but their Lordships being of opi
nion that this was not competent, as the The Jury, after deliberating for some trial had been dropped by the Crown, time, returned a verdict for the rd the diet against the pannel was desert. Chief Baron, the defendant.
ed simpliciter. Counsel for the Crown, the Lord Ad. Right Hon. WM. Pitt's Birth-Day. vocate, the Solicitor - General, J. H. Mr Pitt's birth-day having fallen on Mackenzie, and Robert Græme, Esqrs, Sunday the 28th of July, that event was
commemorated on Monday, the 29th, per accompaniments, by Mr Gow's exat Edinburgh, by a numerous and most cellent band, and suitable songs by Mr respectable meeting, wbere persons of - Incledon, Mr Trueman, and other genthe first rank, wealth, and distinguished tlemen. talents, were assembled, to shew their When the Health of Lord Melville veneration for the memory, and their was given, by the Marquis of Huntly, determination to maintain the political as the friend and coadjutor of Mr Pitt in principles of that great statesman. his great measures, his Lordship, in a
Five hundred and ninety-eight tic- most elegant and pathetic speech, gave kets were delivered by the Stewards, a short character of that eminent paby whose orders ample accommodation triot, and paid a handsome eulogium to was prepared in the Assembly Rooms, his memory, hoping that his bright exGeorge Street. His Grace the Duke ample would be imitated to the latest af Buccleuch, supported by the Lord posterity. The immortal memory of Provost, the Marquis of Huntly, the William Pitt, and the memories of our Earl of Haddington, and Lord Melville, departed heroes, Nelson, Abercromby, presided in the great room, and were and Moore, were each of them drunk admirably assisted by the Stewards in with the greatest enthusiasm, accompatbe other end of the room, the Earl of nied by solemn music. Dalkeith, Lord Doune, the Hon. Co When the health of the Marquis of lonel Douglas, Sir Alexander Don, and Huntly was given by the Earl of Dal. Capt. Johnstone Hope. Other Stew. keith, his Lordship observed, that the ards placed themselves at the differ. Marquis had shewn his warm attach. ent tables, where their attentions could ment to the cause of the meeting, by be most useful : in this room 400 per- performing a journey of 800 miles for sons dined.
the express purpose (being to return The large tea-room was also elegant. immediately to London.) The Marly fitted up. The Duke of Athole, a quis replied in a neat speech, that he long with a great proportion of rank thought no trouble too great to attend and distinction, filled this room. His such a meeting of friends to their coun. Grace was supported by Lord Gray, try and the constitution. Lord Seaforth, the Lord Advocate, the Mr Irreledon sung, with great effect, Lord Chief Baron, Sir Henry Hay Mak. Mr Canning's elegant song of
the Pidougald ; Donald Smith, William Ram. lot that weather'd the Storm-also God say, Andrew Bonar, Esqrs. &c. save the King-Britannia ' rules the
Among other Nóblemen, &c. were Waves.-Britons strike home-and many present the Earl of Kellie, Lord Elin other loyal and constitutional songs. bank, Lord Calthorpe, Lord Cathcart, So liberally was the meeting conduc. General Leslie, several of the North ted, that there was not during the whole British Staff, officers of the army, mili. of it the least asperity against any po. bia, &c, Rear-Admiral Sir Edmund Na- litical party whatever. gle, several of the Judges of the Court of Session, the Barons of Exchequer,
TOAST S. the Lord Advocate, and Solicitor Ge. The King.-The Queen. neral; the Lord Provost and Magis. The Prince and Princess of Wales, trates, Principal Baird, and several of and the test of the Royal Family. the Professors of the University, Prin The immortal memory of Mr Pitt. cipal Hill, and several of the Clergy. The King and Constitution--may the
The commemoration was conducted one live long, and the other last for ever. with the utmost propriety and good or The two Houses of Parliamept, der, and did the greatest honour to the Prosperity to the Uuited Kingdoms. Stewards. After dinner « Non Nobis Success to his Majesty's arms. ' Domine” was given, with great effect, His Majesty's Ministers--may they by. Mr Incledon; and the King's health maintain the principles of Me Pit, and being drunk, the whole company join. emulate his virtucs. ed the music in God save the King; The old and steady friend of Mr Pitt, many excellent, constitutional and ap. Lard Melville, was given by Lord propriate toasts were drunk, with pro Huntly.