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always so valuable, made his loss at paired. The noble Lord concluded with present an aggravated national calamity. submitting his motion ; which being read, If he had faults, they were not of any Mr. Canning bore testimony to the ordinary cast, for they sprung from no extraordinary merits of the great man ordinary source. They were not the whose death gave rise to the motion. It effect of any deficiency of understand- was true that the great man did not ing, or lowness of view-no, but of that possess that popularity which was too high-minded generosity which was his often as misapplied as it was transient; peculiar characteristick. His disinter- but he was persuaded that he would enestedness was wholly unquestionable. joy that which was much more valuable, Never did he appear to regard, in the namely, a lasting, unperishable reputaslightest degree, in what manner his tion. Ile had left an important exampublic conduct might affect himself, ple to public men, that the best way to how it might impair his character or deserve real reputation was, to pursue a his circumstances. Influenced alone by noble object by noble means, to do their what he conceived to be right, he stea- duty uninfluenced by petty, partial, or dily pursued it without any dread of con- temporary considerations. sequences. Here the noble Lord, ad- The notion was agreed to, and the verting to the conversation of Mr. writ ordered. Windham with Mr. Burke, panegyrised Mr. Rose obtained leave to bring in a the sentiments in which those two great Bill for the increase of merchant-seamen men participated, and deplored the loss by the establishment of naval sensinawhich the country had sustained by ries on the coast, where boys might their death. There were those, no have a due initiation into the profession doubt, who accused these two great men of a seaman for four or five years. The of prejudice; but, if it were prejudice source from whence boys should be that actuated tbeir conduct, that pre- drawn, he proposed to be that of the judice would be considered at least ex- parish paupers. Of these, there were cusable, which sprung from an ardent about 90,000, and their expence would attachment to the constitution of their not cost Government more than 51. country. There were some parts of the each. This supply would keep up a conduct of his excellent friend, which succession of seamen to the amount of few others, perhaps, had an opportu- 7000 every year. nity of observing, and which he meant Mr. Lyttelton then submitted three to have noticed, but he confessed him- Resolutions respecting Capt. Foskett ; self unable to proceed. (The noble Lord the two first declaratory of the facts of was in tears, and after a long pause he the case, and the third declaring that resumed). The House and the Country the Commander in Chief had not done had by his death sustained a loss, which his duty by the King and the Army in he much feared the youngest of those he this instance : the motion was negatived addressed would not live to see re- without a division.
INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. Admiralty-office, July 28. Copy of to oppose us, and thereby weaken the
Letter from Capt. Mends, of his Ma- interior of that province and St. Andero, jesty's ship the Arethusa, addressed or to suffer his sea-defences to be de to Admiral Lord Gambier, and trans- stroyed, and his supplies coastways cut mitted by his Lordship to John Wile off; the one or other alternative appearson Croker, Esq.
ing to me an inevitable result of such H. M. S. Arethusa, off Bermeo, July 11. movements. I have now the pleasure
MY LORD, After a consultation with of informing your Lordship, that we the Junta of Asturias on the 24th ult. have completely succeeded in the maria I consented to receive on board of the time part of the expedition without the squadron your Lordship has been loss of a single man, having destroyed pleased to place under my coinmand, all the batteries (with the exception of the Spanish Brig.-gen. Porlier, and five Castro) from St. Sebastian to St. Anhundred of his soldiers, with the inten- dero, on which were found about 100 tion of beating-up the enemy's quarters pieces of hcavy cannon altogether; and along the coast of Cantabria and Biscay, laid that whole extent of sea-ccast enin order to make a diversion of his tirely bare of defence. Communications troops towards the sea-ports in his pos- are thus opened with these provinces; session, and thus afford an opportunity and the zealous attachment of the infor a combined movement of the Spa- habitants to the independence of their nish armies in Asturias, by compelling country ascertained, should it hereafter the enemy to detach more of his forces be deemed experient to act on it. The
strong port of Santona, and the nu- cers and soldiers, who on every occasion merous batteries round Bermeo, being were emulous for their own and coundismantled, our ships will have in fu- try's honour. I am now proceeding ture two good anchorages on the coast Westward, to land the General and his in Westerly gales, as it will be a work men at Ribadeo, and shall feel happy if of considerable time and labour to re- the complete success of this little expemount heavy cannon on the various dition, the zeal with which it has been entinences of those places, which must executed, and the principle on which it all be conveyed by sea, the country be- was undertaken, be honoured with your ing so extremely mountainous, and the Lordship's approbation. R. Mends. roads so bad, that land-carriage is al- Right Hon. Lord Gambier, most impracticable. - The brigade of Admiral of the Blue, 8%. seamen and marines from the squadron,
Narcissus, July 9, 1810. being commanded by the Hon. Capt. Sir, Herein I beg leave to detail the Aylmer, of the Narcissus, his Letter to proceedings of the battalion of seamen me of the 9th instant will inform your and royal marines which you did me Lordship of the events which took place the honour to place under my comon their landing at Santona, and during mand, acting in conjunction with, and the short time they occupied it. To the under the orders of, Brig:-gen. Porlier. zeal and ability of that excellent Officer On the morning of the 5th instant we I am much indebted, as well as to that landed with the Spanish force on the of Capt. Bowles, of the Medusa, who beach to the Westward of Santona, and most anxiously solicited to be attached immediately went forward to the town, to the brigade, and acted as second in which we entered without any loss, the command; Mr. Hugb Pearson, my first- French retiring across the river; our lieutenant, and Lieut. Desbrisay, com- advanced guard, under Lieut. Desbrisay, - manding the marines, distinguished of the Marines of the Amazon, with the themselves by their exemplary conduct, Spanish tirailleurs, succeeded in stopas, in short, did all the other officers ping a part of the rear-guard of the and men composing the brigade. The French, after killing two, and wounddispositiôn of the boats made by Capt. ing a few more, and taking some priGalway, of the Dryad, assisted by Capt. soners; in the
of the day, Joyce, of the Amazon, at our different Brig.-gen. Purlier sent off some of his... landings, was so judicious as to prevent men on the road to St. Andero, and either confusion or loss where the surf Lieut. Pearson, of the Arethusa, was was frequently extremely dangerous detached with a party of seamen to deto approach; nor were the services of stroy the guns in the forts, which was Capt. Digby, of the Cossack, less im- completely effected. The sixth was emportant in forwarding every part of the ployed in examining the place, in case various duties going on both night and of being attacked by the French, whoni day; and I have only to regret that the we had reason to expect would advance early retreat of the enemy on the 7th in force from St. Andero. On the morideprives me of an opportunity of an- ing of the 7th, we placed the boats' carpouncing to your Lordship his entire ronades on a hill which commanded the defeat and surrender.-Having by our isthmus leading to the town, and posted landing at Santona induced the enemy the men along the hedges and vineyards to abandon several positions in the inte- in front of the position, the Spaniards rior, as well as on the sca-coast, in order on the right on a sand-hill, and the to collect a sufficient force to prevent English, with the Spanish tirailleurs, our continuing in possession of that in the centre and left. At about eleven place, I shall be happy to find that the o'clock A.M. a firing was heard, and armies of Asturias, and of the moun- our advanced parties retired, closely tains of St. Andero, bave been put in followed by the French. The marines motion during the absence of the composing our out-post, under Lieut. French, which was the principle agreed Fennel, of the Arethusa, retired in the upon between the Junta of Asturias and most perfect order. Very shortly the myself, but as yet I have no informa- enemy was observed advancing rapidly tion on that head. This expedition has, in three columns, one making for the however, cost the enemy upwards of right, the other for the left, keeping two hundred men, besides an infinity the third in reserve; their principal obof trouble and marching, and added nigh ject appeared the right, where the Spa300 volunteers to Gen. Porlier's little niards were posted; but they were alarmy. I am also happy in having this most immediately checked by the steaopportunity of bearing testimony to the diness of the reception they there inet talents of that distinguished Officer, and with; and a few shot being fired from the gallantry of his small band of offin the battery, the other column on our
left scarcely advanced, but fired at a an opportunity of distinguishing themdistance; finding, probably, our prepa- selves by making a gallant charge upon rations made with more strength than a superior body of the enemy.--Upon they imagined, they faced about and mentioning the 1st Hussars, it is but retired, leaving several killed and justice to inform your Lordship, that wounded. The enemy's force' appeared they have been with the advanced guard to consist of between seven and eight throughout the winter, and have perhundred men ; and I have only to regret formed their duty in the most satisfacthat they did not advance nearer, for, tory manner.-The 3d battalion of Porhad they done so, I am convinced a tuguese Chasseurs, under Lieut.-col. most complete and entire destruction of Elder, had also an opportunity of shewtheir whole force would have taken ing their steadiness during this moveplace.-Brig.-gen. Porlier detached his ment of the advanced guard, and the sharp-shooters to harass their rear; they skirmishing of the enemy which atsucceeded in killing and wounding seve- tended it. The 1st Hussars had five ral, and making some prisoners; on men and three horses wounded, and the the whole, I conceive the loss of the 16th Light Dragoons three horses killed. French in the three several days, in
Alverca, July 11. killed, wounded, and prisoners, amounts Since I wrote to your Lordship this to about one hundred and fifty men.. day, I have received a report that CiuThe whole of the guns, &c. in Santona dad Rodrigo surrendered to the enemy and Laredo are destroyed, consisting of yesterday evening. There was a large twenty-two. 24-pounders, and four 13- practicable breach in the place, and the inch brass mortars. On the 8th in the enemy bad made preparations for a morning, according to your directions, storm; when, Marshal Ney having ofI. withdrew the guns and ammunition, fered terms of capitulation, the garrison &c. and re-embarked with the people, surrendered.—The enemy took up their without any loss; the Spaniards only ground before this place on the 26th having seven men wounded.-1 have April; they invested it completely on now to acknowledge the obligation I the Ilth June, and opened their fire am under to Capt. Bowles, of the Me- upon it on the 24th June ; and, advertdusa, for his indefatigable activity in ing to the nature and position of the getting every thing arranged, and hav- place, to the deficiency and defects of ing the men in such perfect order when its works, to the advantages which the the enemy advanced, as well as to ex- enemy had in their attack upon it, and press the great satisfaction I felt at the to the numbers and formidable equipsteadiness and firmness with which the ment by which it was attacked, I consimen awaited the attack. Lieut. Rees, der the defence of Ciudad Rodrigo to of the Dryad, who did the duty of Ad have been most honourable to the Go. jutant to the battalion, has also my vernor, Don Andres Hervasti, and its sincere thanks for the assistance he garrison; and to have been equally cregave me in the different directions, and ditable to the arms of Spain with the for his unremitted attention to the celebrated defence of other places by order of the whole. The only Officers which this nation has been illustrated who had the least opportunity to dis- during the existing contest for its indetinguish themselves, were, Lieuts. Des- pendence.—There was an affair between brisay and Fennel, of the Marines, who our piquets and those of the enemy this commanded the advanced guards dur- morning, in which the enemy lost two ing the two little affairs.
officers and 31 men, and 29 horses pri
F. W. AYLMER. soners. We have had the misfortune to To Capt. Mlends, Arethusa.
lose Licut.-col. Talbot, and eight men
of the 14th Light Dragoons killed, and Downing-street, July 31. Extract of a 23 men wounded.
Dispatch from Lieut.-gen. Lord Visc. Wellington to the Earl of Liverpool; Downing street, Aug. 2. Copy of a Disdated Alverca, Ilth of July, 1810. patch from Lieut.-gen. Sir J. Stuart to
The enemy passed the Agara in force Lord Liverpool. Messina, June 11. on the morning of the 4th instant, and MY LORD, It is with much pleasure obliged Brig.-gen. Craufurd to fall back that I have the honour of transmitting to with his advanced guard to the neigh your Lordship the within report from bourhood of the Port of La Conception, Capt. Reades of the 27th regiment, em. which had been occupied by a part of ployed in the command of the flotilla the third division of infantry.-In mak- of gun-boats attached to the servi. ing this Inovement, Capt. Krancken- ces of this army; and I hope the vi. burg and Cornet Cordeman, at the head gilant zeal and activity of this Officer of a small body of the 1st Hussars, had upon the present occasion, in which an GENT. MAG. August, 1810.
I am, &c.
ssential service has been rendered, and giving an account of an attack made. the gallantry of the officers and men on the batteries at the entrance of under his orders, and which was equally Agaye, and the capture of four French: displayed by those of his Sicilian Mas
vessels, by the boats of the Alceste, onjesty, will appear to your Lordship enti-. the 22d ultimo.
C. COTTON. tled to favourable consideration.
H.M.S. Alceste, off' Frejus Bay, May 26. I am, &c.
J. STUART. Sir, I beg leave to inform you, that,
Messina, June 11. having chased several of the enemy's vesSir, In consequence of a report, re- sels into the Bay of Agaye, which is ceived from the Faro Telegraph on the protected by two batteries, one on each evening of the 9th instant, that a con- side the entrance, I determined, after a voy of the enemy's vessels were in sight good reconnoitre, to attempt carrying off Cape Vaticano, steering for Bagnara;. tbem by storm, as their height gave I have the honour to inform your Excel- them too great an advantage over the lency, that I got the flotilla under weigh, ship.-On the night of the 22d, two assisted by Capt. Robinson, Lieuts, Bass strong parties were landed; and the one and Thaine, and stood direct for Bagnara, on the right of the bay baving to march accompanied by a division of his Sici- through a very thick wood to get in the lian Majesty's fotilla, under the direc- rear of the fort, were attacked in the tion of Capt. Vatoli. At day-light the midst of it by one of the enemy's picfollowing morning we fortunately fell-in quets, when the Marines, under the with the enemy close to the Marisca, command of Lieuts. Loyd and Hawkey, betwixt Bagnara and Palmi; we at- opened a fire that very soon dislodged tacked them instantly, and I have great them; but, unfortunately, the guide, satisfaction in saying that we succeeded taking advantage of the firing, went off in capturing 14 large boats: three of and left the party, which compelled Mr. which are regular gun-boats, each carry Wilson, the senior lieutenant, to relining a long 18-pounder; the remainder quish the enterprize, and to re-embark. are store-boats, laden with field-pieces, the people, which, I am happy to say, ammunition, and provisions ; eight gun- he effected without the smallest loss. boats that were placed in front of Bag- The party on the left, under the comnara, at a distance of 100 yards from mand of Mr. Henry Bell, the master, each other, for the protection of the were so fortunate as to get close in the boats that were drawn up on-shore, rear of the battery undiscovered, which were sunk by the heavy and well-di- they attacked and carried in the most rected fire of our flotilla. I beg to re- spirited manner, spiked the guns, two port the good conduct of the officers
twenty-fours, broke their carriages, deand men, British and Sicilian; they be stroyed the magazines, and threw the haved with a degree of coolness that does shot into the sea : but as the other side them credit. Our loss is trifling, consi- had failed, were obliged to come off dering we were obliged to make the at. without any of the vessels, wbich we tack within grape-shot distance of three continued to watch, and finding they batteries; it consists in one man wounded, would not move whilst we kept so close and one scampavia sunk, the crew saved. in, I last night sent the barge and yawl During the engagement one of the Si- under Mr. Bell, accompanied by Mr. cilian gun-boats (which had got on- Day, master's - mate, and Mr. Adair, shore at the Faro Point early in the midshipman, to lie in a little cave we morning,) in endeavouring to join us had discovered near the harbour's mouth, was attacked, off Scylla, by 3 French whilst the ship stood some distance in Scampavias, and, I am sorry to say, was the offing. The Frenchmen, though so captured without the smallest resist. noted for cunning, swallowed the bait, ance. The convoy, which consisted of and came out this morning quite boldly. four gun-boats and forty store-boats, You may conceive, Sir, their astonishe. were 25 days from Naples.
ment, when our two boats, armed with T. READE,
a 12-pound carronade and 4-pound fieldCaptain commanding Flotilla. piece, made their unexpected. appear
ance among them; they captured four Admiralty-office, Aug. 4. Copy of a feluccas, two of which were armed, one Letter from Adm. Sir Charles Cotton, with six and the other with four guns, Bart, to J. W. Croker, esq. dated on- besides small arms; drove two npon the board his Majesty's ship San Josef, rocks, and the rest back into the haroff Toulon, June 16.
bour, though completely exposed to the Sir, I inclose, for the information of fire of the batteries, a great number of the Lords Commissioners of the Admi- soldiers on the beach, and two armed ralty, the copy of a Letter addressed to
vessels, besides those taken, that were Sit Samuel Hood, from Capt. Maxwell, in the convoy. Mr. Bell speaks in the
highest commendation of every one with wet, the officers and men swam to the him, and states, that after he and Mr. beach with cutlasses in their mouths, Day bad boarded and carried the ves- when the enemy fired upon them from sels, Mr. Adair, with only two or three two long six-pounders and four wallmen in the barge, made such excellent pieces; they being secreted behind the use of the carronade, that their retreat rocks, were not perceived until the boats was covered, and the prizes brought out grounded. The enemy's fire served without a man being hurt on our side, only to increase the zeal of the party; which made their success doubly grati- and their perseverance so intimidated fying. (Signed) MURRAY MAXWELL. the enemy that they deserted their guns,
An Account of French Merchant Ves- and retreated to the houses which were sels captured in the Bay of Agaye by his near, keeping up a heavy fire of muskeMajesty's Ship Alceste, Murray Max- try from the windows; but being also well, Esq. Captain, May 26, 1810:- dislodged from them, they fled to the Santa Maria, of six guns, 20 men, and mountains. The guns were spiked, car90 tons, from Marseilles, bound to Na- riages destroyed, two vessels set on fire, ples, laden with wax, wire, leather, &c.;' their 'cargoes (which consisted of oil) Santa Maria, of 4 guns, 20 men, and stove, when they with difficulty launched 100 tons, from Marseilles, bound to the boats that were swamped, and re-: Naples, laden with wax, wire, leather, turned on-board. Lieut. Sartorius &c. ; Porto Salno, of 4 guns, 20 men, speaks in the highest terms of all the and 100 tons, from Marseilles, bound to petty officers, seamen, and royal maNaples, laden with wax, wire, leather, rines, under his orders, particularly of &c.; Notre Dame, of 12 men and 80 the conduct of Lieut. Oliver, Mr. George tons, from Marseilles, bound to Leghorn, Lewis Coates, master's mate of the laden with wine; San Josef, of 12 men. Espoir, and Mr. Richard Peace, master's : and 50 tons, from Marseilles, bound to mate of this ship. With concern I enGenoa, laden with hats, casks, and lea- close a list of the killed and drowned. ther. M. MAXWELL, Captain.
JOHN AYSCOUGH. Copy of a Letter from Capt. Ayscough, To J. Brenton, Esq. Captain of H.M.S.
of his Majesty's ship the Success, ad- Spartan, and Senior Officer of a dressed to Capt. Wrenson, of the Squadron on the coast of Calabria. Spartan, and transınitted by Adm. A Return of Vessels destroyed by the Sir C. Cotton, Bt. to J. W.Croker, Esq. Boats of his Majesty's ships Success and
Sir, I beg leave to acquaint you that, Espoir, between the 4th and 20th April, on the 4th instant, while running along 1810:--Two settees, names unknown, the coast of Calabria, at one P.M. and 100 tons each ; destroyed by fire off Casabreast of Castiglione, I observed three tiglione Beach; cargo, oil;--Santo Rosa vessels on the beach, and men loading sioop, 60 tons; scuttled off Ischia ; them. I thought it an object worth cargo, grass rope ;--a sloop unknown, while to attempt their destruction, as 60 tons; scuttled off Ischia, cargo, herthey appeared to me capable of carrying rings. (Signed) J. AYSCOUGH, Capt. 150 men each ; I immediately dispatched A Return of Killed and Drowned in' the boats of this ship (with volunteers), the Boats of his Majesty's Ships Sucunder the command of Mr. George Rose cess and Espoir, in action with the Sartorius, the third lieutenant, accom- Enemy, and setting Fire to 2 of their panied by the boats of the Espoir, under Vessels near Castiglione, on the coast the command of Lieut. Robert Oliver, of Calabria, on the 4th April, 1810 :the Success and Espoir covering their Success, William Newby, private malanding. I am sorry to say that, when rine, killed.Espoir, Philip Metz, priabout musket-shot from the shore, three vate marine, kiiled; Jaines Darley, boats swamped, having struck on a landman, drowned ; James Minkeworth, sunken reef; by which misfortune two gunner's-mate, ditto seamen belonging to the Espoir were (Signed) J. AYSCOUGH, drowned: all their ammunition being
Capt. H.M.S. Success.
ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN OCCURRENCES.
The English paper, The Argus, for The losses throughout the French army many years printed at Paris, terminated have been so great since Buonaparte's its career on the 31st ult. with a long tim Imperial accession, that by a late åc- rade against this country. count, accurately taken, of the present The repudiated Empress Josephine population in France, it appears that is about to retire to Italy; as ber sucm the females now exceed the males in cessor, who completely rules BuonaAumber, by mere than five millions ! parte, will bear no rival uear her throne,