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was chaced by Admiral Duckworth off the line, two frigates, two brigs, and a the Cape de Verds; and it appears from cutter, arrived off Madeira the 15th the information of the prisoners taken at February, and continued cruising there St Domingo, that they were destined for on the 8th of March. It is said he has since Martinique, there to take on board Adm. gone to the Cape of Good Hope, from Villaret Joyeuse, as Commander in Chief, whence he is to proceed to the East Indies. and then to proceed to St Domingo, to Sir Richard Strachan's squadron, conjoin with those happily destroyed by us. sisting of seven sail of the line and two It is supposed the ultimate object of the frigates, arrived off Madeira on the oth united squadron, was to proceed to the of March, and remained off that island Havannah, to escort a quantity of trea on the 14th. sure to France.

The Gazette of the 5th April anThe third division of the Brest fleet nounces the following captures: is supposed to be destined for the East Lord Collingwood's fleet having been Indies.

driven by a strong east wind as far to One of the French divisions took off the westward as Cape St Mary's, four the Spanish coast a transport, with some French frigates and a brig escaped from officers and 150 men of the 2d regt. of Cadiz, on the evening of the 26th Feb. foot, bound for Gibraltar. They took The one most astern was cut off and out the troops and most of the provi. captured by the Hydra frigate ; she sions, and burnt the transport. The proved to be Le Furet, French man of

or another division took three war brig, of 18 (pierced for 20) nine ships, part of a large convoy which sail- pounders and 130 men, only four years ed from Corke in December. On board old, of the largest dimensions, and stored one of these, the Robert, were Generals and victualled for five months.-Capt. Balfour and Montresor, and Major Max- Loring, of the Niobe, on the 28th March, well, all of whom the French landed at gave chace to three French frigates, and Port Praya, one of the Cape de Verds, a brig, standing out of L'Orient, and and left them there. These officers for succeeded in cutting off and capturing tunately met with an American schoo- the sternmost, Le Nearque, national ner, on board of which they took their corvette, of 16 guns and 97 men, stored passage for Barbadoes, where they ar. and victualled for five months. The rived safe on the 18th of February. Glory and a frigate were left in chace

The Trio of Liverpool, the Lord of the hostile frigates, which are belieNelson, and the Favourite sloop of war, ved to be destined for the West Indies. were captured on the coast of Africa, in The Gazette contains a letter from January, by a French squadron of one Capt. Paget of the Egyptienne frigate, ship of the line and three frigates, sup- announcing a gallant action performed posed to be the Regulus, President, Sy. by the boats of that ship, in cutting out bille, and Surveillante, under M. L'Her. of the Bay of Muros, L'Alcide of Bourmite, from L'Orient, which are stated deaux, a frigate-built ship, pierced for to have arrived at Martinique.

34 guns, only two years old, and had, Whatever may be the object or des. when last at sea, a complement of 240 tination of these hostile squadrons, a men. Although she was moored close sufficient British force has been sent in to the beach, and under the protection pursuit of them. Besides Sir John of two batteries, which kept up an inDuckworth's, detached from Lord Col. cessant fire, we had not a man hurt. lingwood's fleet, and which has effected The Gazette also announces the capthe destruction of one French division, ture, by the King's Fisher sloop in the Sir J. Borlase Warren, and Sir Richard West Indies, of the Elizabeth, French Strachan, sailed in January from Ports. privateer, of 14 guns and 102 men. She mouth, with a force of seven ships of is a fine vessel, well armed and equipthe line each, with orders to cruize off ped, a very fast sailer, and had been a Madeira and to the southward. And great annoyance to our trade. The Admiral Harvey has sailed to the Gazette also contains a list of 26 vessels westward with eight sail of the line, to taken by Admiral Cochrane's squadron, scour the track homeward from the many of them armed; but most of them West Indies.

have been already separately announSir J. B. Warren, with seven sail of ced.

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The boats of the Colpoys schooner the Dutch coast. At Cuxhaven the have cut out of a small port on the Spa- tide rose 19 feet higher than at a common mish coast, three gun-luggers, having spring tide; the sea dikes were much troops on board, with valuable cargoes damaged; several vessels were lost with of flax and steel, under a heavy fire of their whole crews, and some, on the regrape, from a battery of six 24 pounders. ceding of the tide, were left a long way The boats had only two men wounded. up the country, and cannot be got off, The Spanish soldiers jumped overboard The vessels that suffered were mostly early in the action.

Danes and Swedes. The Colpoys brig has had a most gal On the roth March, during a violent Lant action with a ship of superior force gale, the Prosperous, Bens, of Whitha. off Ferrol almost under the batteries. She ven, was lost off the isle of Anglesea, and peppered the enemy so well, that she all on board perished. forced her to run ashore where she bil. Low indeed has the high spirit of the ged and sunk; the crew were saved by Spaniards sunk, if the following stateboats from the shore.

ment, which appears in all the London Letters received from an officer of the papers, be correct :Eagle, 74, Capt. Cayley, dated March Among the more important consth off Cadiz, state, that during the tents of dispatches lately received from late gales our blockading squadron was Lord Collingwood, is the correspondence blown off that port, when three Spanish between his Lordship and the Spanish frigates escaped, and a corvette; but the Admiral D'Oliva, who it will be recol. latter was taken by one of our cruisers. lected was taken in the battle of TraThe Eagle was to sail on the oth April falgar, but afterwards escaped in his ship to Messina, to convoy down to Malta to Cadiz. D'Oliva, we understand, deand Gibraltar the British troops under nies his being a prisoner, upon this unSir James H. Craig, which had arrived worthy pretence, that it was not his there from Naples.

sword, but that of his Captain, which Our squadron at Messina has been was carried to Admiral Collingwood. reinforced by two ships of the line ; and The fact is, that when his ship, after they ride at anchor in perfect security, having struck, was boarded by a Bri. at a distance of nine miles from the op- tish officer, D'Oliva was lying on the posite Calabrian shore, which is so low quarter-deck, dreadfully wounded, great and open, that any collection of the part of his face having been shot away, enemy's boats there might be easily de- and apparently in the agonies of death. stroyed. As to the passage between The British Lieutenant ordered him not Scylla and Charybdis, the current is to be disturbed, but desired to have strong, the shore rocky, and difficult of his sword, as a token of his surrender. access, and the landing almost impracti. A sword was accordingly delivered to cable.

him as that of the Admiral, and it is The Bloodhound gun brig was a few because this is now said to have been days since nearly carried by a coup.de- his Captain's, that this degenerate Spamain by a French privateer, full of men, niard, who rather indeed should be conwhile in the act of handing her sails, off sidered as an adopted Frenchman, now the South Foreland, previous to coming refuses to deliver himself up as a prito an anchor. About 40 of the priva- soner." reer's crew got on board the gun brig;

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. but as soon as our tars recovered from their first surprise, they were driven Several communications have been back to their own vessel, with the loss lately made by the French government of more than one third of their number. to the British Ministers. On the 17th

The enemy, crowding all sail, made her of March, a flag of truce came into Doescape, before the brig was in a situa ver from Boulogne, with a packet ada tion to pursue her.

dressed to Mr Secretary Fox, which the During the last days of February, a bearer (a naval officer) desired might hurricane of unexampled violence raged be forwarded without delay. Lord on the coast of Holland and North of Keith immediately transmitted it to the Germany.

We have already given Foreign Secretary's office. The subject some details of the damage sustained on underwent the consideration of three

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Cabinet Councils, and on Friday even ment for six years without interest, as
ing the 21st, a Note, written by Mr a consideration for the renewal of the
Fox , himself, addressed to M. Talley. Bank Charter for 21 years. The pro-
rand, was sent off to Lord Keith, to be posal was assented to without opposi
forwarded without delay to France. tion.
Other two communications of the

The Anniversary of the Benevolent
same kind have been received by Minis. Society of St Patrick's was celebrated
ters; but so strict is the secrecy observed on Monday March 17. The Duke of
regarding their contents, that nothing Sussex in the Chair. The Earl of Moira,
certain has transpired. It was at first and many distinguished characters, (up
supposed that they contained some pro wards of 600) were present. The sub.
posals for an exchange of prisoners; a scription amounted to the unprecedent-
circumstance extremely probable; but

ed sum of L. 1200.
the general conjecture is, that they re At last Lancaster assizes, Edward
late to matters of still higher impor Barlow, aged 69, (who has beenthe exe-
tance.

cutioner for that county for 20 years,
Some approximation towards an ex during which time he bas officiated upon
change of prisoners of war has however 84 criminals) was tried for horse-stealing,
taken place between our Government and found guilty,_Death.
and France.-Admiral Villeneuve, who
commanded the combined fleets in the

New MINISTRY.
memorable battle of Trafalgar, with se-
veral other French officers, have obtain. The death of that able and virtuous
ed permission to return to France on Minister, Mr Pitt, occasioned such a
their parole, and have accordingly been

blank in the executive government of
landed at Morlaix. Hopes are also cua the country, that it was generally look-
tertained, that the difficulties respecting ed to as a sign of the dissolution of his
the liberation of such of our country- Administration. In the present crisis
men as were detained in France, pre of affairs, it was absolutely requisite
vious to the commencement of hostili. that no interruption should be aliowed
ties, may be removed.--The Earl of to the public business; and accordingly
Elgin, the Earl of Yarmouth, ảnd Col. his Majesty, immediately after the above
Abercrombie, have been permitted to re event, desired a consultation with Lord
turn home, it is said, on their parole. Grenville. His Lordship, in a long con-

A Privy Council was held on Wednes ference with his Majesty on the 27th of day March 19. to investigate a charge January, was instructed to draw up a against Lieut. Stevens, of the Trident, plan of such arrangements as should be accused of having, in conjunction with agreeable to bis Lordship and his polithe first Lieutenant Rutherford, and tical friends, comprehending as far as without a court-martial, caused three was eligible, men of all parties. His seamen to be punished in the East In. Lordship, afrer several consultations dies, with such severity as to occasion with the Prince of Wales, Mr Fox, M: their death in a few hours after. Lieut. Windham and others, presented a list of Stevens, the surgeon, and other witnes a new administration to his Majesty, to ses, have been discharged, but bound which, after a few days deliberation, and over to give evidence against Lieut. some slight alteration in offices of infeRuthertord, who has absconded, and roir importance, he was pleased to give for whose apprehension a reward of his royal approbation. We understand L. 300 is offered by a proclamation in the only measure on which a difference the Gazette. : He has been since appre- of opinion arose in the new arrangement, hended at Scarborough.

was a proposition earnestly pressed by A General Court was held at the Lord Grenville, for the annexation of a Bank of England on Wednesday March Military Council to the office of Com19. when the usual dividend of 35 per mander in Chief, to which his Mlajesty, cent. was ordered to be paid. The Go- after some hesitation, gave his consent. vernor informed the proprietors, that it The change, by the new arrangecut, was the wish of Government that they is so very extensive through all the mashould retain at an interest of 3 per nisterial offices, that we deem a comcent. until six months after a peace, the prehensive view of the whole will be sum of three millions lent to Govern acceptable to our Readers.

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S Sir Francis Vincent

Mr Hammond
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Mr R. Ward Secretary Home Department Earl Spencer

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Mr King
Sec. Colonial Department Mr Windham

Lord Castlereagh
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Mr Penn
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Lord Eldoni
Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Henry Petty

Mr Pitt
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.Sir Philip Stephens

Admiral Gambier
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Mr Dickenson, jun.
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General Fitzpatrick Mr W. Dundas Treasurer of the Navy Mr Sheridan

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Joseph Hunt Esq.
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Hon. C. Ashley
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Marquis Hertford
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Hon. Henry Erskine Sir James Montgomery
John Clerk Esq.

Robert Blair Esq.
Charles Ross Esq.

David Boyle Esq.
William Clerk Esq.

George Ross Esq.
George Cranston Esq. Alex. Maconochie Esq.
William Inglis Esq.

Hugh Warrender Esq.
IRELAND.
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Earl of Hardwicke
Right Hon. Wm. Elliot Right Hon. Charles Long
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J. P. Curran Esq.

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f Earl of Donoughmore Marquis of Ely

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of people to the water side; the streets DUBLIN-CASTLE, March 28.

were lined by the regiments of infantry on

Dublin duty. The Earl of Hardwicke re The Duke of Bedford, who embarked at

ceived every demonstration of respect in Holyhead on Tuesday night the 25th inst.

passing through the streets from the people, on board his Majesty's yacht the Dorset, who testified their regard by repeated arrived in this harbour early this morning. wishes for his welfare and safe return to - His Grace, on his arrival in Dublin, was

England.

Lond. Gaz. received by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, The State liveries of the new Lord LieuSheriffs, and Commons of the city of Dub

tenant are very rich and splendid. Those lin. His Grace, attended by a squadron of for twelve of the principal servants cost 100 dragoons, proceeded to the castle, and the

guineas each suit. Council having assembled at three o'clock, The Duke of Bedford, the new Lord his Grace was introduced in form to his

Lieutenant, has dismissed those active offiExcellency the Earl of Hardwicke, who received him sitting under the canopy of from their official situations both at the

cers, Majors Sirr, Swan, and Sondes, state in the Presence Chamber. The Coun

Castle and as public Magistrates at the cil sitting, his Grace's commission was

head of the police in Ireland. He has orread, and the oath being administered to

dered the salaries they received from the him, his Grace was invested with the collar

revenue to be given as an augmentation of of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Pa- salary to the officers and soldiers attending trick, and received the Sword of State from the city of Dublin. the Earl of Hardwicke. His Grace after

On the 28th of March, all the State prin wards repaired to the Presence Chamber,

soners, ten in number, were brought up and received the compliments of the No from Kilmainham goal, before Mr Justice bility and other persons of distinction upon Day, and nine of them discharged, in conhis safe arrival, and taking upon him the

sequence of the expiration of the Habeas Government of Ireland.

Corpus Suspension Act. Mr Hevy, who March 30.--This day about threeo'clock, was the tenth, was remanded, a bill of in. the Earl of Hardwicke, late Lord Lieu. dictment having been found against him, tenant of Ireland, left the Castle, in order some time since, for High Treason. It is to embark on board his Majesty's yacht supposed that he will be tried or dischar. the Dorset, on his return to England. His ged at the ensuing Commission. Mr Hevy Grace the Duke of Bedford, Lord Lieute is the person who received 150 l. damages nant, and the Earl of Hardwicke, went to- against Major Sirr, for false imprisonment, gether from the Castle, in the State Coach, about four years ago. preceded by the leading coaches, in which On the oth of March the Weavers' corwere the Officers of State, to the south wal) poration of Dublin met to consider of a pewhere the yacht lay. They were escorted by tition to Parliament for the repeal of the a squadron of dragoons, and attended by a Union; but it being the sense of the great number of the nobility and persons of meeting, that such an application could distinction; the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, seve only tend to embarrass the Government, ral of the Aldermen and principal citizens the question was adjourned sine die. in their carriages, followed by a concourse April 1806.

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