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movement behind the Loire shall be effected within eight days.
Art. III. The French army shall take with it all its materiel, field artillery, military chest, horses, and property of regiments, without exception. All persons belonging to the depots shall also be removed, as well as those belonging to the different branches of administration, which belong to the army. Art. IV. The sick and wounded, and the medical officers whom it may be necessary to leave with them, are placed under the special protection of the Commanders-inchief of the English and Prussian armies.
Art. V. The military and those holding employments to whom the foregoing article relates, shall be at liberty immediately after their recovery to rejoin the corps to which they belong.
Art. VI. The wives and children of all individuals belonging to the French army, shall be at liberty to remain in Paris. The wives shall be allowed to quit Paris for the purpose of rejoining the army, and to carry with them their property, and that of their husbands.
Art. VII. The officers of the line employed with the Federés, or with the Tirailleurs of the National Guard, may either join the army or return to their homes, or the places of their birth.
Art. VIII. To-morrow, the 4th of July, at mid-day, St. Denis, St. Ouen, Clichy, and Neuilly, shall be given up. The day after to-morrow, the 5th, at the same hour, Montmartre shall be given up. The third day, the 6th, all the barriers shall be given up.
Art. IX. The duty of the city of
Paris shall continue to be done by the National Guard, and by the corps of the municipal gens d'armerie.
Art. X. The Commanders-inchief of the English and Prussian armies engage to respect, and to make those under their command respect, the actual authorities so long as they shall exist.
Art. XI. Public property, with the exception of that which relates to war, whether it belongs to the Government, or depends upon the Municipal Authority, shall be respected, and the Allied Powers will not interfere in any manner with its administration and management.
Art. XII. Private persons and property shall be equally respected, The inhabitants, and in general all individuals who shall be in the capital, shall continue to enjoy their rights and liberties without being disturbed or called to account either as to the situations which they hold, or may have held, or as to their conduct or political opinions.
Art. XIII. The foreign troops shall not interpose any obstacles to the provisioning of the capital, and will protect, on the contrary, the arrival and the free circulation of the articles which are destined for it.
Art. XIV. The present Convention shall be observed, and shall serve to regulate the mutual relations until the conclusion of peace. In case of rupture, it must be denounced in the usual forms, at least ten days beforehand.
Art. XV. If difficulties arise in the execution of any one of the articles of the present Convention,
the interpretation of it shall be made in favour of the French army and of the city of Paris.
Art. XVI. The present Convention is declared common to all the Allied Armies, provided it be ratified by the Powers on which these armies are dependant.
Art. XVII. The ratifications shall be exchanged to-morrow, the 4th of July, at six o'clock in the morning, at the bridge of Neuilly. Art. XVIII. Commissioners shall be named by the respective parties, in order to watch over the execution of the present Conven
Done and signed at St. Cloud, in triplicate, by the Commissioners above named, the day and year before mentioned.
Louvres, June 30, 1815.
My Lord, I have the honour of enclosing to your Lordship, the returns of the killed and wounded of the army, on the 16th, 17th, and 18th; lists of officers, &c.
Brigadier General Hardinge, who was employed by me with the Prussian army, is not included in these returns; but he received a severe wound in the battle of the
16th, and has lost his left hand. He had conducted himself during the time he was so employed, in such a manner, as to obtain the approbation of Marshal Prince Blucher, and the officers at the Prussian head quarters, as well as mine, and I greatly regret his misfortune.
I have the honour to be,
Total of the British Loss in the Action of the 16th ult.-1 general staff, 1 lieutenant colonel, 4 cap
tains, 14 lieutenants, 9 ensigns, 269 rank and file, 19 horses killed; 1 staff, 17 serjeants, 3 drummers, 4 lieutenant-colonels, 7 majors, 35 captains, 68 lieutenants, 23 ensigns, 4 staff, 100 serjeants, 5 drummers, 1,909 rank and file, 14 horses, wounded; 1 captain, 2 serjeants, 2 drummers, 27 rank and file, 1 horse, missing.
Total Loss of Hanoverians.lieutenants, 2 serjeants, 1 drummer, 29 rank and file, killed; 3 captains, 6 lieutenants, 5 ensigns, 11 serjeants, 193 rank and file, wounded; 1 captain, 2 ensigns, 4 serjeants, 142 rank and file, missing.
Total of British Loss on the 17th
ult.-1 lieutenant, 1 serjeant, 24 rank and file, 45 horses, killed; 1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 8 serjeants, 41 rank and file, 20 horses, wounded; 1 major, 2 eaptains, 1 lieutenant, 2 serjeants, 1 drummer, 30 rank and file, 33 horses, missing.
Total Hanoverian Loss.-9 rank and file, killed; 1 major, 1 captain, 2 ensigns, 5 serjeants, 74 rank and file, wounded; 1 serjeant, 1 drummer, 32 rank and file, missing.
Total British Loss on the 18th ult.-2 general staff, 1 colonel, 3 lieut.-colonels, 6 majors, 46 captains, 26 lieutenants, 19 ensigns, or cornets, 5 staff, 2 troop quarter-masters, 100 serjeants, 13 drummers, 1,536 rank and file, and 1,462 horses, killed; 10 general staff, 4 colonels, 21 lieut.colonels, 28 majors, 107 captains, 202 lieutenants, 47 cornets or ensigns, 17 staff, 3 troop quartermasters, 330 serjeants, 36 drummers, 5,087 rank and file, and 863 horses, wounded; 1 lieut.colonel, 4 captains, 5 lieutenants, 2 cornets, 17 serjeants, 15 drummers, 763 rank and file, 762 horses, missing.
Total Hanoverian Loss-1 lieutenant-colonel, 2 captains, 2 lieutenants, 3 cornets or ensigns, 7 serjeants, 273 rank and file, 33 horses, killed; 2 lieut.-colonels, 10 majors, 15 captains, 26 lieutenants, 13 cornets or ensigns, 2 staff, 31 serjeants, 11 drummers, 1,014 rank and file, 28 horses, wounded; 1 major, 1 lieutenant, 1 cornet or ensign, 5 staff, 12 serjeants, 17 drummers, 779 rank and file, 11 horses, missing.
[Transmitted by the Duke of Wellington.]
Gory, June 26, 1815.
My Lord,-Lieut.-Colonel Sir N. Campbell, (Major of the 54th regiment) having asked my leave to go to head quarters to request your Grace's permission to return to England, I beg leave to take the opportunity of mentioning, that I feel much obliged to him for his conduct in closing, in the town of Cambray, with the light companies of Major General Johnson's brigade, and in leading one of the columns of attack.
The one which he commanded escaladed, at the angle formed (on our right side) by the Valenciennes gateway, and the curtine of the body of the place.
A second, commandel by Colonel Sir William Douglas, of the 91st regiment, and directed by Lieutenant Gilbert, Royal Engineers, took advantage of the reduced height in that part of the escarpe (which, on an average, is on that side about 55 feet) by placing their ladders on a covereil communication from this place, to a large ravelin near the Amiens road.
The Valenciennes gate was broken open by Sir N. Campbell, and draw bridges let down in about half an hour, when, on entering the town, I found that the attack made by Colonel Mitchell's brigade on the side of the Paris gate, had also succeeded: the one directed by Captain Sharpe, Royal Engineers, forced the outer gates of the Corre Port in the hornwork, and passed both ditches, by means of the rails of the draw
bridges, which they scrambled over by the side; not being able to force the main gate, they escaladed by the breach (the state of which your Grace had observed) in the morning, and before which, although the ditch was said to have twelve feet water, a footing on dry ground was found, by wading through a narrow port in the angle of the gate, within the rampart. I have every reason to be satisfied with the light infantry of the division, who by their fire covered the attacks of the parties, of sixty men each, which preceded the column.
Downing-street, July 11.
A dispatch, of which the following is a copy, was this day received from Field-Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. addressed to Earl Bathurst, his Ma
Paris, July 8, 1815.
The three brigades of artillery of Lieutenant Colonel Webber Smith, and Majors Knott and Browne, under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel Hawker, made particularly good practice, and immediately silenced the fire of the enemy's artillery, except from two guns on each flank of the ci-jesty's Principal Secretary of State tadel, which could not be got at, for the War Department :— and two field pieces on the ramparts of the town, above the Valenciennes gate, and which played upon the troops as they debouched from the cover they had been posted in. Twenty prisoners were made at the horn work of the Paris gate, and about one hundred and thirty altogether in the town. Their fire was very slack, and even that, I foresaw, they were forced to, by the garrison of the citadel. I left the 23d and 91st regiments in town, with two guns, and a troop of Ensdorff hussars, and am much indebted to Sir William Douglas and Colonel Dalmer, for their assistance in preserving order. Some depredations were committed, but of no consequence,
My Lord,-In consequence of the convention with the enemy, of which I transmitted your Lordship the copy in my dispatch of the 4th, the troops under my command,
and that of Field Marshal Prince
Blucher, occupied the barriers of Paris on the 6th, and entered the city yesterday, which has ever since been perfectly quiet.
The King of France entered
I have the honour to be, &c.
Earl Bathurst, &c.
Admiralty-office, July 25. Extract of a letter from Captain Maitland, of his Majesty's ship Bellerophon, to John Wilson Croker, Esq. dated in Basque-roads, the 14th instant.
For the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, I have to acquaint you that the Count Las Casses and General Allemand, this day came on board his Majesty's ship under my command, with a proposal for me to receive on board Napoleon Buonaparte, for the purpose of throwing himself on the generosity of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent.
Conceiving myself authorized by their Lordships' secret order, I have acceded to the proposal, and he is to embark on board this ship to-morrow morning.
That no misunderstanding might arise, I have explicitly and clearly explained to the Count Las Casses, that I have no authority whatever for granting terms of any sort; but that all I can do is, to convey him and his suite to England, to be received in such manner as his Royal Highness may deem expedient.
Falmouth, arrived last night from the Gironde, bringing the satisfactory intelligence of that river having been successfully entered without loss on the 13th inst. by the Pactolus, Hebrus, and Falmouth.
I enclose, for their Lordship's information, a copy of the Hon. Captain Aylmer's letter, reporting his proceedings in the execution of this service, in which both Captain Palmer and he have shewn a commendable zeal.
I have the honour to be, &c. (Signed)
J. W. Croker, Esq.
P. S. I also enclose a copy of a letter from Captain Palmer, of the Hebrus.
His Majesty's ship Pactolus, in
the Gironde, July 14. My Lord-1 arrived off this port on the 3d inst. and, in compliance with the wishes of General Donnadieu, sent in a flag of truce, with an aide-de-camp of the General's, for the purpose of communicating with the General, Clausel, commanding at Bourdeaux; but as two days more elapsed without any answer or news of the aide-de-camp, I sent another flag into a corvette lying in the river; and I learnt from her commander that he had received the most positive orders from Gen. Clausel not to hold any kind of communication with us. In addition to this we received a proclamation, signed by that General, declaring Bourdeaux and its whole vicinity in a state of siege, and threatening with military execution any who manifested signs Sir,--Captain Knight, of the of disaffection to his government.
Admiralty-office, July 25, 1815.
Copy of a Letter from Admiral
Ville de Paris, in Hamoaze,