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cient men to carry them out. The him with every necessary a gentleman
next morning came off a flag of truce ; stands in need of; the expence exceed.
from them I learn their loss was consi. ed isol. Steiling. Thus the same spi-
derable. I am happy to add, we had rit that produced the Patriotic Fund at
only one man badly wounded on the oc. Lloyd's, is not wanting to reward suffer.
casion. Two days after I captured a Spa. ing bravery in every corner of his Ma.
nish armed schooner, St John, of three jesty's widespread dominions.
guns, and 32 men, after a slight resis The Wolf sloop of war, Capt. Mac.
tance."

kenzie, was wrecked on the Coral Rock,
The Edgar, of Leith, Capt. Irving, off the east end of Heneaga, on the 4th
left that port, on a voyage to Jamaica, of September. The crew, after remain-
29th July last. On ihe 18th of Sep- ing for some time on the island in a
tember, she fell in with a French priva- very unpieasant situation, were taken
teer, and after a mos: desperate engage up by a Danish sloof, and landed safely
ment, which lasted one hour and I wenty at Port Royal.
minutes, the Edgar was obliged to strike, The Warren Hastings Indiaman,---- Of
having then only the master and three the capture of this valuable ship we
men who were able to keep the deck. have received the following account:-
They had one man killed, and twelve “ The Majestic transport, from the
wounded. All the passengers, except Cape of Good Hope, is arrived at Ports.
one, (who was severely wounded,) with mouth. She sailed from the Cape' on
the Captain, and those of the crew that the 22d September, touched at St. He-
could be removed, were taken on board lena, and sailed from thence on the roth
the privateer, after being plundered of October, from whence she bringsletters,
every article to the very shirts or their which confirm the capture of the War.
bodies. The second day after the en ren Hastings East Indiaman, by the Pied-
gagement, when within two miles of montaise frigate, after an action of
Guadaloupe, where they were to be four hours, and twenty minutes. The
landed, two English ships of war hove crew of the Warren Hastings fought her
in sight; one of them gave chace to with great courage, tho' the enemy was
the privateer, which escaped into Guada so much superior in men and metal.
loupe, while the other engaged and re Four times they beat her off, and were
took the Edgar, which was accompanied in expectation of getting away, but the
by the two ships to Barbadoes, where frigate having laid to only to repair her
they arrived the 20th of September. damages, came soon up with her from
The privateer had four killed, and 25 her superiority of sailing, when the en-
wounded. Great praise is due to Capt. gagement was renewed with great spi.
Irving and the crew, for their determin Unfortunately one of the masts of
ed and spirited conduct on this occa the Warren Hastings was so wounded
sion.

that it fell on the deck, so as to prevent The five unfortunate men left in the the men from working the guns with Edgar, were for twelve days without that effect that could be wished or ex. their wounds being dressed. They pected, when Captain Larkins ordered were all taken to the hospital at Barba- the colours to be struck, as farther re. does, except the wounded passenger, sistance would only endanger the lives who was happily recognized by some of more of the crew, without any real old friends that had known him in other benefit being derived ; the ship being circumstances, They most humanely altogether in a very crippled and unmaprocured the best lodging in the island nageable state. We are sorry to learn for their distressed countryman, and or that the enemy, on taking possession, dered a surgeon and sick nurse to attend wantonly stabbed all the officers on the him; and he was so much recovered by quarter-deck : whether any have lost their care and attention, as to be able their lives in consequence, we have not to write home, the 15th Nov, a detailed been able to ascertain.' account of this disaster. The Edgar “ The loss on board the Warren Haswas to proceed to Jamaica first convoy tings is seven men killed, and 18 wounMuch to the honour of these Caledo. ded. The Purser is killed, or dead of nians, besides the uncommon attention his wounds." shewn this passenger, they furnished “ Killed.-Mr John Edwick, purser;

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William Miller, John Wife, William leaves a respite to our trade in those Price, and John Miles, ordinary seamen; John Frost, and Phatham Lay On Wednesday, Nov. 26. the Papil. bourne, seamen.

lion lugger privateer, of Cherburg, of 6 “ Stabbed after possession was taken, guns and so men, was driven on shore Captain Thomas Larkins, commander; near Little Hampton, and wrecked. Mr John Wood, second officer; John Twenty-five of the crew took to the Barnes, surgeon ; James Bayton, mid. boat, and pulled towards France in a shipman; John Bell , boatswain's second tremendous sea. An English collier brig

running before the gale, too generously “ Wounded. Mr James Coxwell, hove to to save them. The Frenchmen chief officer, slightly; Mr Edward Da. seeing this, ran along-side, boarded the vies, third officer; Mr William Hope, brig, took possession of her, put her sixth officer ; Mr James Greville, sur head about, and steered for the French geon's mate, broken jaw; John Hoburg, coast, after putting the English crew, boatswain's first mate, very badly; Fre with all their private property, into the derick Christian, seaman, David Scoit, buat. captain's cook; Joseph Antonio and ATTACK ON BOULOGNE. Charles Williams, ordinary seamen, We briefly mentioned in a former Mag. slightly; John Mackay, badly; Lewis (p. 791.) an attack which had been made Perraw, and George Miller, seamen ; on Boulogne by means of a new invent. Henry Churchill, baker.

ed instrument of destruction ;-the fol. John Hoburg afterwards died of his lowing is a more circumstantial account: wounds. The others wounded, and On Wednesday October 8. an attack those stabbed, were in a fair way of re was made on the Boulogne flotilla, with covery. The following was the force some new invented fire works. These of the Piedmontaise :

are a species of rocket, invented about “ On her main deck--28 long French a year ago by Colonel Congreve. They 18-pounders. On her upper deck-10 were to have been used by Sir Sidney carronades, French 36-pounders, 4 long Smith, in his intended attack upon the English 9-pounders; a long brass French flotilla in the autunn of last year, but 8-pounders; 2 mortars, capable of throw. the experiment was prevented by a ing grape and cannister shot, of French very heavy gale of wind which came on 36 cwt.

just as the vessels were about to take “ In her tops were so men, with swi. their stations. Since that time a consivels and rifles: she is a very heavy fri. derable improvement has taken place in gate, and is quite new, having sailed the construction of these rockets, or from St Maloes in January last, and as they are sometimes called, pyrotechhad only been out from the Isle of France nic arrows. As soon as it was dark, ten days when she fell in with the War. 24 boats, each having on board a pumTen Hastings ; she is supposed to have ber of these rockets, stood into the har.. had about 12 men killed and 20 wounded. bour of Boulogne, unperceived by the

“ The Warren Hastings was carried enemy, (who were not in expectation of into the Mauritius, where she arrived an attack,) and having taken their staon the 4th of July, from whence Cap. tions, commenced a general discharge. tain Larkins, with his officers and mid. The surprise of the enemy must have shipmen, embarked on the 6th of Aug. been great, for although the boats conon board the American ship America, tinued on their station, continually for St Helena. The packets and public throwing the rockets, for upwards of letters on board the Warren Hastings, half an hour, not a shot was fired from were carefully sunk and destroyed. A any of the French batteries. At length quantity of stores, destined for St He they opened a tremendous fire ; but lena, was on board her when taken." our boats had by that time got beyond

The Bellona, French privateer, which the range of their shot, and did not sushas so long annoyed our trade in India, tain the smallest damage. It is impos. is at length taken by the Powerful, of sible to speak with precision of the da74 guns, in the Bay of Bengal. Her mage done to the enemy; but as the capture, with that of the Henrietta, rockets were discharged at an elevation

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which was calculated for a greater dis- post-horses at the ordinary stages. One tance, the consequence was, that they of the axletrees broke on the road, went over the inner harbour, and fell on which occasioned a considerable stop, the town, where they must have done and some other delays occurred; yet considerable mischief, as several conila the party reached Woolwich (a distance grations were seen.

of 400 miles) in 77 hours, the men ar“ These pyrotechnic arrows will fly riving in perfect condition for service. neariy two miles and a half, and are ca So great a journey was chosen, in order paule of communicating their fire for that sufficient observation might be neariy ten minutes after having reached made of the different effects, from length their point. They are prodigiously of stages, or quality of road. In conselarge, and have an iron-pointed socket quence of the accident which had hapat the end, which sticks in whatever it pened, a second experiment was directmay be aimed at. This socket has like. ed. The party went from Woolwich to wise a tube, for the purpose of contain- Southampton, and returned to Wool. ing the inflammable matter, with six wich in 24 hours without fatigue, the holes, through which it issues in a state distance travelled being 160 miles. The of liquefaction. The stick attached to experiment has proved that powder the rocket is nearly twenty feet icng.-- mv be thus carried without danger The ingredients of this destructive com from the friction, which has hitherto position are said to be of so powerful been apprehended from any great velo. and inflammable a nature, as almost to city of movement. The object of these defy the counteracting effect of water, trials has been to ascertain, whether, in which for some time seems rather to in case of an enemy's landing at any distant crease than extinguish the violence of point, where few or no guns might be its fury. The fuse with which they stationed, a powerful force of artillery are provided continues to burn for seven could not be transported to the spot, beor eight minutes after they are shot off, fore the invader should have made any when some of the rockets explode, and progress. The result has been satisfacact in the new capacity of shells. They fory, not only on this head, but promisare capable, we understand, of being es the means of considerable saving ; thrown with almost as much accuracy for, if artillery can be thus forwarded, by and precision as a shell, or carcass from securing a certain number of horses in a mortar, and with equal effect.” the neighbourhood, at given points, in

The expedition under General Crau. case of invasion, a material diminution furd has been unfortunate in the outset. might probably be made in the number One of the transports, returned to Fals constantly kept at the great ordnance mouth, reports that they had experienc- depots. We understand that the alteraed much foul weather, that several ves tion of the carriages is a very trifling exsels were damaged, and that the whole pence. fleet had probably steered for Ireland. The Middlesex Election closed on

The Ariadne frigate, having on board the 28th Nov. when the numbers were the Marquis of Douglas, our Ambassa- for Mr Mellish 3218, Mr Byng, 2304, dor to the Court of St Petersburgh, and Sir F. Burdett, 1197 ;--the two first Count Strogonoff, the Russian Ambas. were, of course, declared duly elected. sador, sailed from Yarmouth on Satur- In consequence of some language used day, Dec. 6. for St Petersburgh. on the hustings by Sir Francis, a duel

The Asturias frigate, having on board was likely to have taken place between Lord Hutchinson, and suite, has also him and Mr Redhead Yorke, but the sailed from Yarmouth for the Baltic. Magistrates having information of it,

Domestic INTELLIGENCE. the parties were bound over to keep the Quick Travelling Artillery.--An inte. peace. resting experiment has recently been The election of Members for Westmade in the Artillery. Lieut.-Col. minster commenced on Monday Nov. 3, Crichton, with two six-pounders, mounts and exhibited the usual scene of tumult ed on a new construction of his inven. and disorder. The candidates were Sir tion, together with the artillerymen at. Sam. Hood, Bart. Captain in the Navy, tached to them, was ordered to set out R. B. Sheridan, Esq. and Jas. Paul, Esq. from Edinburgh for Woolwich, taking formerly Member for Newtown, Hants,

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proposed by Sir Francis Burdett. For boriously to writing, for the purpose of the first eight days the latter candidate iusinuating pollution into the minds of was considerably a-head of Mr Sheri unknown and unsuspecting readers. It dan. But an union having taken place seems to be his (Mr Moore's) aim, to between the Baronet and Mr S. by impose corruption upon his readers, by which it was agreed that the friends of concealing it under the mask of refineeach should vote for the other, Mr She ment. It is doubly necessary to put ridan was at length successful, and at the the law in force against this delinquent, final close of the poll on the 15th day, since he has not only indicated a dispothe numbers stood as follow :-For Sir sition to do mischief, but seems unfor. Samuel Hood 5478, Mr Sheridan 4753, tunately to have found an opportunity." Mr Paul 4481. Whereupon the High The Reviewer concludes, "Such are the Bailiff declared the two tormer duly e demerits of this work, that we wish to lected. Mr Paul demanded a scrutiny, see it consigned to universal reproba. which the Bailiff refused, as the time tion.” fixed for making the return would not Mr Moore took offence at this cri. permit it. On this occasion, the speeches tique. He accordingly sought the au. from the hustings abounded in violence, thor; and Mr Jeffrey, then in London, personality, and invective. The expence came forward boldly, and avowed himto some of the candidates amounts to self the writer of the article- A chal. an enormous sum, to defray which, their lenge was the consequence; and the friends have opened subscriptions. parties agreed to meet at Chalk Farm,

The Duke of Queensberry has sent a a place not less famous for duels, than draft on his banker for a thousand Parnassus for poetry, when they were pounds to Mr Sheridan's Committee, apprehended. in aid of the-fund opened to defray the On Sunday, Oct. 12. a duel was expence of that gentleman's election. fought at Mount Edgecumbe by Mr

On Monday morning, Aug. 11. Iwo Armstrong, midshipman of the Prince gentlemen met at Chalk Farm, near of Wales, and Mr Long, midshipman of London, with an intention to fight a the Resistance frigate, in which the lat. duel, when they were immediately seiz ter was killed on the spot. His antagoed by three Bow-street officers, disarın. nist and the seconds left him immedi. ed, and carried before Justice Read, at ately after the fatal shot was fired, but the Police office, who admitted them to they have all been apprehended. bail to keep the peace, theniselves in On Thursday, Nov. 13. a duel was 400l. each, and two sureties in 200l. fought near Limerick, between Captain each. The parties were Francis Jeffrey Beeves, of the 69th regiment, and Capt. Esq. Advocate, of Edinburgh, and Thos. B. of the 6th West India regiment.Moore, Esq. known by the appellation The former, at the first fire, received a of Anacreon Moore.--The cause of the mortal wound, and died on the Tuesday meeting is stated to be as follows:

following. The Edinburgh Review, in its num. On Tuesday, Nov. 19. a duel took ber for July last, devoted its eighteenth place near Gosport, between Mess. Ott. article to a volume 4to. of Epistles, ley and Connell, first and second Lieu. Odes, and other Poems, published by tenants of his Majesty's ship Chichester, Thomas Moore, Esq. Among the nu. now repairing at said place; when the merous observations upon this former was shot through the head at the work of the author, we find the follow. first fire, and expired on the spot. Mr ing:

Connell and the seconds have decam ped. “ There is nothing, it will be allow On Tuesday night, the house of Col, ed, more indefensible, than a cold-blood. John Bannerman, in Gloucester place, ed attempt to corrupt the purity of an London, was broken open, and robbed innocent heart; and we can scarcely of jewels and plate to the amount of be.conceive any being more truly despica tween Two and Three Thousand Pounds, ble than he who, without the apology of The robbery being very mysterious, all unruly passion, or tumultuous desires, the servants were exammed by Justice sits down to ransack the impure place of Bond, when the circumstances against his memory for inflammatory images the under butler were so strong, that and expressions, and commits them la he was detained in custody,

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TRIAL of the Hon. ROBERT JOHNSON, one common pain he had to disclose to their at

of the Judges of the Court of Common tention, a case of the most singular and hi.
Pleas in Ireland, for a Libel, before the deous description. He had to bring before
Court of King's BENCH, and a Special them this day a Judge of the Empire, one
Jury, on Saturday, November 23. 1805." of his Majesty's Judges, charged with an

offence of the most mean species, that of MR ABBOT opened the pleadings, by stat being the concealed and anonymous author

ing, that this was an indictment against of a libel against the Government of his the Hon. Judge, charging, that he wickedly country. He should have thought that a contriving to bring his Majesty's Govern- Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in ment in Ireland into contempt and disre Ireland would have regarded his high rank pute, and to cause it to be believed by all

and station more; that he would have been the King's subjects, that Lord Hardwicke

more sensible of, and more alive to, all the was an unfit person to govern that part of dignity of his exalted station, than meanly the United Kingdom- the Lord Chancellor to dip his hands in the vile gall, of which Redesdale corrupt in his office-Mr Justice the libel he charged him with was só reOsborne ready to second every act of injus- markably characteristic. He then proceedtice on the part of the Irish Government ed with much force and ability to enlarge and Mr Marsden, the Under Secretary of upon the extreme impropriety of a man in State, a person equally venal-did publish the situation of a Judge, reviling, by the in a certain publication, called “ Cobbett's foulest libel, that Government it was his Weekly Register,” a libel signed Juverna. duty and interest to have supported. He

It was ushered in by a quotation from paid the highest compliments to the characLaocoon's address to the Trojans, in the ter of Lord Hardwicke and the Lord ChanÆneid of Virgil, “ Equo ne credita teneri," cellor Redesdale, both of whom he describand by referring to the wooden horse intro ed to be as superior to his eulogy as they duced by the Grecians into the city of were to the malice of the defendant. Of Troy; comparing that wooden machine the publication itself, he thought it unnewith the head of Lord Hardwicke, which, cessary to argue on its libellous tendency; though apparently innoxious, contained se it was so obvious, that he was persuaded cret mischief, and the means of destruction his Learned Friend, who had the defence of to the people. It then went on to revile the Learned Judge, would not attempt to his Lordship as a breeder of sheep in Cam: justify it. The only question then would bridgeshire; as well as the Lord Chancel- he, whether it had been published by the Yor, whom it styled a stout built Chancery defendant? This would be proved by the Pleader. It also accused hie Lordship of evidence of the manuscript itself, which transferring the fees of the office of the had been given up by Mr Cobbett, upon Master of the Rolls to his own; it drew his conviction as the publisher.—The moan invidious comparison between the late ment the original writing was in the hands Lord Kenyon and Judge Osborne, to the of the officers of the Crown, they set about prejudice of the latter, whom it charged endeavouring to discover whose it was, with having first corrupted the heart of and it had been ascertained by the unithe late Mr Emmett, and lashed with a

form and positive opinion of four gentlespeech to evidence the dying son of his that the style and character of it friend, who had made no defence. It also was that of the defendant. One of these accused Mr Marsden of participating in all persons, Mr Waller, was the Solicitor to a the peculations of the Government of Ire Board of Revenue in Ireland, at which the land.

defendant, Mr Johnson, had for many years The Attorney-General then addressed acted as an Assistant Barrister; in this cache Jury in a speech of great length. He pacity, he of course became intimately acset out with observing, that it was with un. quainted with his hand-writing, continually

being in the habit of seeing his written opi

nions, as well as his notes and letters, which, * This highly interesting and important as a Member of the Irish Parliament, he case would have appeared sooner in our franked. The other witnesses, three in Miscellany, but was reserved until the Hon. number, were, from their official situations, Defendant should be brought up to receive equally able to speak with certainty to the the sentence of the Court, in consequence fact. If this was made out, the province of the verdict of Guilty being found against of the Jury would be at an end, as they him by the Jury. We have however late- would have no alternative but that of findly learnt, that all further proceedings against ing such a verdict as would transfer to the him have been quashed, and that he has Court the power of punishing the libel as been allowed to retire from office, with a it justly merited. pension of L.1300 a year.

Mr White, the Solicitor for the Treasury, Dec. 1806.

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