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give notice at Boulogne of his approach- ders were received to that effect from
cific. The Moniteur and Argus teemed Mr Ross arrived off Boulogne du with lectures and admonitions to Engring the time of the attack with the land, in which she is reminded that she rockets; he therefore changed his course, is now less powerful than at the rupture and sailed for Calais, wheie he was per- of the treaty of Amiens, and that if she mitted to land, and was conveyed in a hesitates about returning to the terms close carriage to Boulogne. The people of that treaty, she is lost. After laying were full of indignation against him on it down as an axiom “ that England account of the recent injury which their considers as the foundation of her greattown had suffered. He was confined in ness, and the source of her riches, the a guard-room at the back of Admiral influence she exercises upon the ContiLacrosse's house, the whole of the 9th, nent, the commercial connections she and was not suffered to depart until or- has in its States, and the confidential re
lation she keeps up in the Cabinets ;": * This refers to an attack which was these journalists assert, that " a single made on the night of the 8th October, wish of the Emperor of the French will by a British squadron of gun brigs and suffice to repel from the countries subsloups; they sent into the mouth of the' mitted to his influence, both English harbourof Boulogne about 40 boats, who agents and English merchandize." In threw in a great quantity of new-invent. the same breath the Moniteur maintains, ed rockets ;--they set fire to the town in that in concluding the treaty of Amiens, several places, and also to several of the we were determined to break it on the gun-boats. The attack was unexpected, first favourable opportunity, that the and continued for two hours, when the most splendid victories afford no solid boats retired without losing a man by advantages; and that while “ nothing the French batteries. Some further ac- can change the fortune of France, Eng. count of this experiment will be given land enjoys but an uncertain and proin our next.
blematical existence, and can only do a
slight injury to the enemy who mena: such a weight, that all the influence ac-* ces her with a mortal blow."
quired by France can hardly keep up the The refutation of these sentiments equilibrium. England makes immense would be no difficult task, but they are acquisitions, almost without drawing the only worthy of notice as they shew, sword; and when she makes Peace, she that while in the very heart of negocia. retains the useful conquests, and only tion, such sentiments are allowed to ap- returns ruined establishments." It is a pear in the official Journal of Bonaparte, doctrine which Bonaparte is very anno reliance can be placed on the candour xious to inculcate,ithat Europe has less and sincerity of his pacific professions. reason to dread him than she has to
It should be observed, however, that dread us; but the more anxiety he ma. when these articles were written, Bona nifests to inculcate the doctrine, the parte flattered himself that by the Peace less disposed, we imagine, will Europe with Russia, his domination on the Con- be to receive it. tinent was established on a basis not to But the politeness and chivalrous gal. be shaken.
lantry of the French writers have re. The wish for Peace, however, is im- ceived another direction, and the beau. patiently expressed throughout France. tiful and amiable Quien of Prussia is the Having no “ships, colonies, por com- object of their coarse and unmanly inmerce," the produce of the country re- vectives. Haugwitz and Lombard the mains on hand, and deputations have Prussian Ministers, are honest, pacific, been sent to Bonaparte from all the corn good kind of creatures the Duke of as well as the wine provinces, to repre. Brunswick and Mollendorff are anxious sent to him, that the accumulated har- · for Peace--the King is one of the hovests of two years are now upon hand, nestest men of his Court, and is averse that there is no demand either for corn to war--but all their pacific policy is or, wine, and that unless the Govern. · rendered unavailing. And then, these ment will accept payment of the duties gallant Frenchmen, that nation which in kind, the proprietors of the lands and boasts of the delicacy of its politesse and vineyards can no longer provide either its egards for the female sex ; which conthe territorial or indirect taxes. These siders and characterises the men of all deputations are noticed in the Moniteur. other nations as barbares, menace the
Respecting our success in South A. young and beautiful Queen of Prussia, merica, the Argus makes the following with the fate of the Queen of Naples, reflections :
and of their own Queen, whom they “ The capture of Buenos Ayres is an murdered.Who, they ask, was the event which was not to be expected, up- first cause of the French Revolution? on comparing the military strength and -What other personage at Naples population of that colony with the fee- caused the ruin of her House? These bleness of the English squadron : the questions are accompanied with an in. conquest of French colonies is a dearer sinuation against an illustrious personage atchievement. But as to the others, in this country, whom no French writer, the successes of this kind have so amaz. even in the brutal times of Robespierre, ingly multiplied in this war and the last, ventured to attack; we mean the Queen that it will soon be sufficient for the of England. “ What other, in fine, in British Admiralty to send notice to a London, is the principal cause of the con. Colony that it is in a state of capture, as tinuation of the war?” says the Argus. they notify that it is in a state of block- This is news indeed !--It may be ade.” The Argus evidently inserts this necessary here to remind our readers,
with a view to shew to Europe that that this extraordinary print, the Argus, · our power is increasing with astonish- has been published in Paris, in the Enging and alarming rapidity : and says, lish language, for some years, and that
whilst the Continental Powers are the editor is the noted Arthur O'Connor, squabbling about a village in Germany, of traitorous memory. Those who re. we are conquering Kingdoms in Asia and collect his political conduct and characAmerica--that the Continental Powers ter, both before and after his trial at have more reason to dread England Maidstone, will not be surprized at the than France, and that we have brought malignant effusions of his distempered into the political balance of Europe. brain.
NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. up. At eleven we got within fair range CAPTURE OF FRENCH FRIGATES.
of two, and opened our fire from the lar.
board guns, whilst the Monarch kept We have the satisfaction to announce engaging the third ship, and about noon the capture of five of the enemy's larg. one of the two frigates struck, as did the est frigates. One of them, the President ope opposed to the Monarch soon after. of 44 guns and 339 med, which, in con- It was just before this I received a se. cert with the Regulus, &c. did consi- vere wound in my right arm, (since amderable inischief on the coast of Africa, putated, and doing well I hope,) which was taken after a chace of 17 hours by obliged me to leave the deck; the Mars, Admiral Louis's squadron. Of ihe cap: previous to this, had succeeded in capture of the other four, which were full furing her chase, and with her prize, of troops, the following is Sir Samuel hauled towards the Centaur, in chace Hood's official account, from the London of, and firing at the French Commodore's Gazette, addressed to and transmitted ship, and at three, assisted in capturing by Admiral Cotton :
her. Those ships of the enemy made. Centaur, at Sea, 26th Sept. 1806. an obstinate resistance, but the result SIR-Yesterday morning, about one was, as may well be supposed, attended o'clock, I had the good fortune of fal. with much slaughter, being crowded ling in with a squadron of the enemy, with troops, out of Rochefort the evenstanding to the westward ; the squa. ing before. dron under my orders being then on I cannot add too much praise to the larboard tack, stretching in for Chas- Captain Lee, of the Monarch, for his seron lighit-house, six or seven leagues gallant and officer-like conduct, but I from us, the Revenge to windward, and am sorry to find his loss has been rather the Monarch to leeward, on the look. severe, the swell of the sea preventing, out, the latter ship first making the at times, the opening of the lower deck signal for an enemy, when I soon dis. ports. covered seven sail to leeward of me; To Captain Lukin, of the Mars, I and considering them, in part, line of feel thankful for his steady conduct and battle ships, the signal was made to attention; and I have also to express form the line, and shortly after I ob- my satisfaction at the endeavours of served them bearing up, making ail Captains Boyles, King, Sir John Gore, sail, and running to the S. S. W. The and Mansfield, in getting up with the signal:was instautly made for a general enemy, although they could not succhace, and the Monarch, from her po. ceed. The Revenge, from being well sition and good sailing, was enabled to to windward, became considerably akeep nearly within gun-shot, a mile and stern after bearing up. a half, or little more, a-head of the Cen. To Lieutenant Case, first of the Centaur, and the Mars on the starboard taur, I have to add my approbation of bow. At daylight we made them out his judicious conduct before and after five large French frigates, and two cor- my leaving the deck, and I also feel vettes, one of which bearing a broad much pleased at the steady exertions pendant. At five the Monarch fired a of all my officers, seamen and marines. few chace shot; and at six the weather. I enclose herewith, a return of the most frigate hauled more to the west- killed and wounded, and I also annex a ward, in pursuit of which I dispatched list of the enemy's ships captured, and the Mars; and one frigate, with the two will make a return of their loss as soon corvettes, edged away to the south east, as possible. I have the honour, &c. the remaining three frigates keeping in
SAM. Hood. close order, indicating an intention of Nire men were killed, and thirty-two supporting each other.
wounded in the British squadron. Of. At a quarter past ten the Monarch ficer killed - Mr Biden, midshipman, opened her starboard guns on the ene. Officers wounded-Sir Samuel Hood, of my, when a heavy cannonading com- the Centaur; and of the Monarch, Lieut. menced, and by the enemy's manage. Anderson, Mr Duff, boatswain, and Mr ment of a running fight, they succeed- Geary, midshipman. The captured vesed in crippling the Monarch's sails and sels are, the Gloire of 46 guns, and the sigging before the Centaur could get Indefatigable, Minerve, and Armida, of 44 Oct. 1806.
guns each, all very fine vessels, of large Lieut. C. Kerr of the Jason, were sent dimensions, mounting 24 French 18- on the ist of July to silence a small pounders on their main decks; 38-poun. fort on the coast of Porto Rico, which dercarronades on their quarter decks and bad annoyed the Maria very much the forecastles, and about 6 50 men (including day before. On landing close under the troops) in each ship, full of stores, arms, fort, the boats grounded at such a disammunition, and provisions, &c. La tance, that the men were up to their Themis frigate and two corvettes, of 18 middles in the water, by which all their guns, escaped.
ammunition was spoiled, and they conAll the prizes are safe arrived in port. sequently could not fire a single musThis capture is in every point of view ket against the enemy. The Spaniards inportant. Had the frigates proceed- kept up a smart and well directed fire, ed either to the West Indies or South which killed and wounded a number of America, they might have done much our people, and among others, the semischief. The gallant Sir Samuel Hood, cond in command, master of the Maria, we are happy to say, is doing well. was struck at once by four bullets, and
The President French frigate was ta. almost instantly expired. In this situa. ken in the Bay of Biscay on the 27th tion, Lieut. Kerr, considering that hesi. of Sept, by the squadron under Rear- tation or retreat were equally certain Admiral Sir T.Louis, after a chace of 17 destruction to the whole party, instant. hours. She is a fine ship of 44 guns, ly stormed the fort, and carried it with. with - 330 men, and commanded by out farther resistance; the Spaniards all Monsieur Gallier Labrosse. There was running off the moment our brave tars no loss on either side. She had parted began to advance. In the fort, instead from a ship of the line, and two frigates, of a single cannon, which they only her consorts, in' a hard gale of wind on supposed it to possess, were found five; the Carolina coast, on the 20th of Au- an iron 24 pounder, three brass twelves, gust.
and an iron 8-pounder. The first four On the 24th of August, the Pomona' were immediately spiked, and the last Spanish frigate, of 40 guns, from Vera turned against the Spaniards, who still Cruz, was taken about two leagues to lurked in the bushes near the fort. the eastward of the Moro Castle, by the When just about to leave the fort, by British frigates Arethusa and Anson, af- some unfortunate mistake, a cartridge, ter a close action of 16 minutes. The Spa- much too large, was brought from the nish frigate was assisted by 7 gun-boats magazine of the fort; the people eut it, (one of which was blown up and ano- and left the overplus powder on the ther sunk) and a battery of 18 guns. ground under the gun. On firing, some Previous to the action there was a con- sparks set this loose powder on fire, siderable quantity of money landed which communicated to the magazine, from the frigate, reported to be the pro- and blew it up, by which two of our perty of the King: but the English men were killed, and three badly woundfound in the ship half a million of dol. ed. - Lieut. Kerr was wounded in the Jars. The Captain of the Spanish frigate leg by a splinter, and had his face so lost his life in the action : the number much burnt, as to be in great danger of of others killed not known, but suppos- losing his sight. Of forty men who ed considerable, from the closeness of landed from the boats, twenty-two were the action, and heavy fire. At the time killed or wounded, besides those who of the action there was an 80 gun ship suffered by the explosion. Lieut, Kert in the harbour with her yards down, is since much recovered, and almost fit and could not get ready in time. The to resume his duty. Arethusa, Capt. Brisbane, had two men On the 12th of October, a most deskilled, and ten men wounded, the An- perate action took place off St Maloes, son, Capt Lydyard, nope.
betwixt the Constance sloop of war of Á letter from an officer in the Jason 34 guns, Capt. A. S. Burrowes, assisted frigate, commanded by the son of Admi- by the Sheldrake, Strenuous, and Bri
. ral Cochrane, states in substance as fol. tannia gunbrigs, and the Salamander lows:
French frigate, protected by strong bat“ The boats of the Jason, and of the teries on the shore. After a severe ac. Maria schooner, under the command of vion of three hours, the Salamander
struck, and was brought off; but in so the 4th of July. Next day, they took shattered a state, that it was found ne- and destroyed three loaded ships at cessary to destroy her, after taking out Montserrat, and attempted to sink four the prisoners. Capt. Burrowes was kil- light vessels, under Brimstonehill at St led, and there were 12 men killed, and Kitt's, but did not succeed. On the 12 wounded on board the Constance, 6th, they sent a boat to take soundings which was so much damaged, that she in the bay of Tortola, where a large drifted on shore among the rocks, and fleet of homeward - bound ships had afterwards sunk. The remainder of the assembled for convoy. But Admiral crew were saved, and made prisoners. Cochrane, who had collected his ships, The Sheldrake had one killed, and two appearing off the island in the course of wounded; the Strenuous five wounded. that day, the French suddenly abandonThe Salamander lost her first and se- ed their design, and steered with all cond Captains, and about 30 men. sail to the northward. The Admiral
A desperate, but unsuccessful attempt sent two frigates to watch their motions. was recently made by the boats of the On the 12th of July, Admiral Sir John Spitfire sloop, to cut out a large pri. Warren, (who sailed from Portsmouth vateer from under the batteries at Diep. on the 4th of June, with six sail of the pe. The enemy were perfectly prepar. line and two frigates), arrived at Bar. ed to receive thie attack, and our biave badoes, and wept in pursuit of the enetars were obliged to retire with consi- my, who, he was informed, was steerderable loss ;-the boatswain and seven ing home by the North American coast. men being killed, and two Lieutenants On the 19th of August, the Admiral and four men founded.
reached Newfoundland, but without We have at length received some in- meeting the enemy. On the 21st of telligence of the proceedings of the August, Sir John Warren's squadron French squadron under Admiral Guilla- was in the Bay of Bulls taking in water, met, which escaped out of Brest in De. in order to continue his cruize. cember last, and in which Jerome Bo. We learn with regret, that Jerome naparte commanded the Veteran of 74 Bonarte has escaped all our feets, guns. It appears that they ranged a. and arrived safe in a French port, afloog the African coasť for near three ter à cruize more successful in the end months, and took and destroyed several than it was in the outset. It appears, English merchantmen. They stood as that after a cruize of near seven months, far south as St Helena, and would have he became anxious to get home, and gone to the Cape, had they not learnt actually parted with his Admiral Guil. of its capture. In the beginning of lamet in the Gulph of Florida about the April
, they arrived at St Salvador in middle of July. On the 16th of August, the Brazils, where they took in provi- his ship, the Veteran, fell in off the sions and water, and sailed again on the Azores, with a homeward-bound fleet 29th of that month. From this date from Quebec and Halifax, consisting of no accounts were obtained of them for 22 ships, under convoy of the Cham." near two months, having still had the pion of 24 guns. The feet immediately good fortune to avoid the squadrons of separated by signal from the Champion, Sir Richard Strachan and Sir John B. but six of the most valuable ships, whose Warren, both of whom were in pursuit cargoes consisted of furs and timber for of them. At length dispatches were re. the navy, were unfortunately captured, ceived from Admiral Cochrane at Bar. Part of tbe cargoes were taken out, and badoes, announcing the arrival of the all the ships burnt. The crews were French squadron at Fort Royal in Mar- afterwards put on board of an American tinique, in separate divisions, from the ship, which landed them safe at Ports24th to the 29th of June. They con- mouth on the 26th of August. The sisted of seven ships of the line and Champion, three transports, with the four frigates. Admiral Cochrane's force, 6th regiment of foot on board, and the at this time, was only four ships of the other vessels escaped. The Veteran had line, and they were scattered among previously taker and destroyed a' West the islands. The French, however, as Indiaman bound to Dublin, and another fraid of being overtaken and blocked vessel from Newfoundland to Oporro, up in Martinique, left that island about with fish. On the 26th of August, the