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British troops should retire, and been such as to afford little or no promise not to attack Toulon; on opportunity of distinction for the which no assurance would be officers and men under my orders, given. Whilst these points were yet I cannot avoid expressing my discussing, a party of the na- sense of the zeal which animated tional guards having moved to all ranks, nor my obligations to St. Nazaire, had thus turned the the officers in command of bripass of Ollioules, which caused so gades, Col. Burrows and Col. much agitation, as having occur- Burke, and the officers of the red whilst Admiral Ganteaume staff, for their assistance to me in was treating, that Marquis de Ri- all preparatory arrangements, viere thought proper to withdraw particularly Major Sir Thomas it, whilst I collected my left co- Reade, Assistant Adjutant Genelumn and pushed forward an ad- ral, Major Pratt, Assistant Quarvance to support him, should the ter Master General, Major Gamcircumstance have brought forth ble, Royal Artillery, Major Gor. an attack. Finally, yesterday, the reyner, Military Secretary, Mr. submission of Marshal Brune and Cummings, of the Commissariat, his generals was received, but and Doctor Porteus. the regiments still refused to wear Lieutenant Colonel Faverges, the white cockade; and it was of the Italian Levy, who comonly this day, whilst at Ollioules manded the advance, merits likewith Admiral Lord Exmouth, the wise my best thanks, as also Ma. submission of the whole was no- jor Andreis, of the staff, and tified, and consent given to the Lieutenant Smith, of the Royal royalists and national guards oc- Engineers, by whom the duties of cupying the forts, in conjunction reconnoissance were principally with a portion only of the regu- exercised, and who executed them
with an activity and intelligence The garrison of Toulon con- that left me nothing to desire. sisted of six * regiments of the I can never sufficiently express line, a regiment of marines, a de- my obligations and gratitude to tachment of three hundred caval- Lord Exmouth and the navy in ry, artillery, veterans, &c. batta- general, for the cordial assistance lion of half-pay officers and fede- they have shown themselves disralists, called “Le Battalion Sa- posed to render on every occasion, cre," most of whom, with Mar- and for the aid in particular which shal Murat, and some of his ad- I received from the marines, of herents, were suffered to quit which a battalion was formed, Toulon, and absconded, it is not under the command of Major known where, on the eve of the Cox, and placed at my disposition, resolution being taken for hoist- Accounts have been received ing the white flag.
that Antibes has hoisted the white The nature of the operation in flag, so that there is now no de which I have been engaged, las clared enemy in the south of
* 9th, 13th, 14th; 16th, 35th, 166th, veterans.
This report will be delivered to your lordship by the honourable
Captain Arden, Deputy Assistant marines were landed and took Quarter Master General, who has possession of the forts and castle been very zealous and active in of St. Elmo, and united with the his assistance to me, and who can civic guard, and kept the city in a bring me the honour of any com- state of tolerable tranquillity until mands your lordship may have for the 23d, when the Austrian army my further proceedings.
made its public entry with Prince I have the honour to be, &c. Leopold, and next day the dif(Signed)
ferent forts were delivered over, H. Lowe, Major-Gen. and the marines embarked.
It is my intention to put the
government of King Ferdinand ADMIRALTY-OFFICE, Aug, 12.
the Fourth, on his arrival, in im
mediate possession of the naval Dispatches, of which the fol- arsenal, with the Vesuvius of lowing are copies and extracts, eighty guns, building at Castela, have been received at this office, lamare, and also of all the gun. addressed by Admiral Lord Ex- boats, stores, &c. in the arsenal mouth to John Wilson Croker, of Naples, which I think are abEsq.
solutely necessary for conducting
the affairs of government, until His Majesty's Ship Boyne, the pleasure of their Lordships
Naples Bay, May 25, shall be known.
The two ships of the line, JoaMy letter of the 12th instant chim and Capri, which were enwill have infornied their Lord- tirely abandoned to Capt. Campships of my movements up to that bell by the late government, I date, and the arrangements I had have ordered to proceed to Malta, made with Lord William Ben- manned and conducted by the tinck, and the forces from Sicily, Alcmene, there to wait their Lord-, to co-operate with the Allied army ships' instructions. upon Naples : in continuation I beg to acquaint you, for their
Boyne, Genoa Bay, Lordships' further information,
July 3, 1815. that I arrived off Civita Vecchia I have the honour to acquaint on the evening of the 19th, where you, for their Lordships' informalearning from Mr. Cook (who tion, that I arrived at this anchorcame from Rome expressly for age this morning, with the ships the purpose) the rapid approach named in the margin, * having of the Austrians towards Naples, previously landed the first diviI continued my voyage, without sion of the Austrian troops at delay, for that place.
Leghorn. I reached Naples on the 20th, From the situation in which I finding the Tremendous and Alc- find affairs on the coast of Promene at anchor close to the Mole, vence, I have, in concert with and the two line of battle ships hauled out alongside of them. * Boyne, Impregnable, BomOn the 21st in the morning, the bay, and Pilot.
MajorMajor-General Sir Hudson Lowe, Authorities, with every manifesa come to the determination to pro- tation of joy. ceed immediately to Marseilles, On the 13th, the transports with about three thousand men from Genoa, under convoy of the of this garrison, * which embark Aboukir, anchored in the Bay; with the assent of the Sardinian the following morning the troops government, at our request, and it (about 3,000 men) debarked, and is my intention to take the trans- have occupied such positions as ports with the arms on board, to the general and myself have be emploved as may be found all thought most eligible. I have visable. I shall use every effort landed 500 marines from the line to afford all the assistance and co- of battle ships, who are doing operation in my power, to carry duty with the army. into effect the intentions of his The loyalty of the Marseillois Majesty's government, as detailed is very conspicuous, and the apin the papers accompanying your pearance of a British force, togeletter of the 30th of May last, ther with the arming the national which I have this morning had guard, which the Marquis de Rithe honour to receive from Sir viere has been enabled to accomHudson Lowe, who embarks on plish through my assistance, has board the Boyne: and I hope to produced the best effect in calling sail in the morning for Mar- forth professions of attachment to seilles.
the royal cause, which their unprotected and defenceless state un
til now compelled them to suppress. Boyne, of' Marseilles, July 18. Toulon still displays the triIn reference to my letter of the coloured flag under Marshal 3d instant, a duplicate of which Brune, and great excesses have accompanies this, I have the ho- been committed in raising contrinour to acquaint you, for their butions in that neighbourhood. Lordships' information, that we On the 13th, Marshal Murat, anchored in Marseilles Roads, on who is at Toulon, sent his Aidthe evening of the 10th, with the de-camp, Lieut.-General Rosetti, ships named in the margin. $ The to me to propose his being receirfollowing morning I went on ed on board one of the ships for shore, accompanied by Major- protection and safe conveyance to General Sir Hudson Lowe, where England. In reply, 1 charged we were received by the Marquis this officer to inform Murat, that de Riviere, the Members of the if he chose to go on board one of Royal Committee of Provence, the ships off Toulon, in order to acting in the name of his Majesty receive personal protection, it Louis XVIII. and all the other would be afforded, but that I
should not enter into any engage* 14th regiment, 800; Piedl- ments with him as to his destinamontaise, 600; Italian levy, 1,406; tion, leaving that point to be setartillery and cavalry, 200. tied by reference to England. I
† Boyne, Impregnable, Pom- have this day heard, that Murat, fée, and Bombay.
finding (on the return of I s offi
cer) he would not be received on I have no doubt but Toulon will board a British ship on the terms feel immediate benefit from the which he proposed, has left Tou- removal of Marshal Brune. lon, taking an eastern route to- I cannot close my letter with: wards Piedmont."
out expressing in the strongest
terms the high satisfaction and Boyne, of Marseilles, July 24, pleasure I have experienced in
serving with Major-General Sir 1815, 10 P. M.
Hudson Lowe, from whose active I hasten to communicate to intelligent mind the service has you, for the information of their derived every advantage. Lordships, that I am this moment returned from the Pass of Olionle, whither Major-General Sir Hud- Boyne, of Marseilles, Aug. 2. son Lowe and myself, accompa- The Marquis de Riviere's letnied the Marquis de Riviere (his ter, this moment received, anMajesty's Lieutenant in these nounces the actual departure of provinces) this morning from our Marshal Brune, accompanied by advanced post, to receive the ad- . an officer, as before intimated. hesion of the officers of the army and navy at Toulon, which was tendered to the Marquis, and the
INDIA-BOARD, white flag hoisted under a dis
Whitehall, Aug. 16. charge of one hundred pieces of cannon, and acknowledged by one
Dispatches, dated Fort William, of my frigates off the harbour. 25th of January, 1815, together
with their enclosures, of which
the following are extracts, have Boyne, off Marseilles, August 1. been received at the East India
Their lordships will be inform- House, from the Vice-President in ed by my last letter, of the 24th Council. of July, of the arrangement made “We have the honour to transon the 24th, between the Marquis mit to your honourable court code Riviere and Marshal Brune. pies of documents, in continua
The non-performance of the tion of the subject of our address stipulated removal of Marshal of the 27th ultimo, relating to the Brune and the disaffected regi- operations of the war with the ments, has occasioned a corres- state of Nepaul. pondence between General Sir The successful resistance which Hudson Lowe and myself, and the the enemy has hitherto opposed Marquis de Riviere; which has to the advance of the divisions of this morning happily terminated, Major-Generals Wood and Marby Marshal Brune delivering him- ley, and the disasters which have self into the hands of the Mar- occurred in the division comquis, to be sent (accompanied by manded by Major-General Marhis Aid-de-camp) to Paris. tindell, will be a subject of
The most evident good will deep regret to your honourable prevails amongst all classes of court; but your honourable court people immediately about us : and will derive great satisfaction from VOL. LVII.
the the success which has hitherto Mawby determined to dislodge attended the operations of the di- them from this position, and se
sevision under the command of lected Major Ludlow for the conMajor-General Ochterlony. duct of this service, which was
most ably and successfully ac
complished by that officer. Extract of a letter from the Ad- The conduct of Major Ludlox.
jutant-General to the Secretary deserves, in the opinion of the Comto Government, dated Head- mander-in-Chief, to be brought quarters, Moradabad, Decem- to the particular notice of his ber 10, 1814, relative to the lordship, not only as distinguishoperations of the 2d division of ed in this affair, but throughout the field arıny, under the tem- the whole of the service in the porary command of Colonel Dhoon: at the arduous and unMawby.
fortunate commencement of it, My last transmission of dis- his gallantry and exertions were patches from the officer com- most conspicuous, and it is known manding the troops in the Dhoon attracted the applause of the ilannounced the evacuation of the lustrious commander, who fell on fort of Kalunga on the morning that lamented occasion. Since of the 30th ultimo.
that period Major Ludlow has The garrison is now known to been employed on every service have suffered most severely from of difficulty and slanger that has the fire of the British artillery, occurred, and invariably conductand particularly from the shells ed himself with eminent courage, thrown from the mortars. The judgment, and zeal. place was found crowded with dead The officers who served under and wounded, whom the enemy Major Ludlow in the attack of was unable to carry off in his pre- Bulbudder Sing's position are also cipitate flight, during the course entitled to particular notice and of which his whole numbers commendation; and his Excelwere, with a very limited excep- lency accordingly begs leave to tion, either killed, wounded, or name the following officers, as taken prisoners, by the activity deserving to be honoured with the and gallantry of the different de- approbation of Government; Captachments which had been very tain Bucke, commanding the light judiciously placed by Col. Mawby, battalion, in the absence of Major to intercept his retreat.
Wilson; Ensigns Wilson, RichBulbudder Sing, the Killedar, mond, and Turner, doing duty effected his escape with about 70 with that battalion. The arduous followers, with whom he took and difficult nature of the service, post on a hill, at some distance the fatigues and privations the from the British camp, where he troops had for some time underwas joined by 300 Goorkahs, in- gone, and the strength of the enetended as a reinforcement for the my's position, demanded exemgarrison of Kalunga, and who plary exertions of activity, zeal, had been several days seen hover- and personal bravery from the ing in the mountains. Colonel European oflicers ; and they ap