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comments on the contents, as formidable military and naval they are applicable to you, Sir, as force to place Guadaloupe under well as every other individual of the protection of his Britannic the colony.
Majesty. We are, Sir, yours, &c. The loyal and honourable sup(Sigued)
porters of Louis XVIII. will see, James Leiti, that after having done every Lieut.-Gen. Commander of thing which depended on us to
his Britannic Majesty's maintain the white flag, no other Land Forces, &c.
alternative remained, either for P. C. DURHAM, the salvation of Guadaloupe or for Commander-in-Chief of his our own security, but to hoist the
Britannic Majesty's Na- British standard.
We are not the less, however, To Le Comte De Linois, &c.
the allies of the legitimate go&c. &c. Guadaloupe.
vernment of France, and we in
vite all good and loyal Frenchmen PROCLAMATION.
to rally round us. (Translation.)
It is necessary to make known By Lieutenant-General Sir James to you the situation of Europe Leith, K.G.C.B. &c. &c. com- and France, which has, no doubt, manding in chief his Britannic been concealed from you by your Majesty's land forces in the revolutionary chiefs. Buonaparte Leeward Islands, and Rear-Ad- has been defeated by the Duke of miral Sir C. Durham, com- Wellington and Prince Blucher manding in chief his Majesty's in a great and decisive battle, naval forces.
fought on the 18th of June-his Inhabitants of Guadaloupe !- army annihilated, and all his arThe misrepresentations and arti- tillery and baggage taken. The fices which have been employed usurper fled with some of his perto deceive you with regard to the jured generals, and reached Paris, true situation of Europe, the prin- where, knowing how desperate ciples resulting at the same time was his situation, he abdicated from despotism and anarchy by the pretended Imperial Crown. which your revolutionary chiefs The allies were at La Fere and have conducted you to the brink Laon on the 24th of June, in full of the precipice on which you march on Paris, where they would stand, can no longer prevail. The arrive on the 26th ; there was nos veil is torn—your eyes are opened. thing to oppose them.
You are not ignorant that it The Austrians and Russians was the intention of our Sove. were penetrating into France, in reign to furnish every assistance mass, by Italy, Switzerland, and for the support of your legitimate Alsace. At the same time his government; but these generous Most Christian Majesty had rem offers - have been rejected by the entered France, and by the latest men who have misled you.
accounts was advancing from We consequently come with a Cambray, Vol. LVII.
The terms upon which we pro- this notice shall continue to op pose to receive the colony, and pose the arms of his Britanni the consequences which will re- Majesty shall be sent a prisoner of sult from a refusal are briefly war to England. these :
Every officer or soldier of miAs there is reason to believe litia, and every other inhabitant, that many officers and soldiers who after this proclamation shallof the line, have only yielded to be found in arms, shall be treatcircumstances, and serve undered as a prisoner of war, and sent the tri-coloured flag, merely with immediately out of the colony to the hope of seizing the first fa- be placed in confinement. vourable opportunity to evince Provided Guadaloupe shall imtheir loyalty; those who shall im- mediately submit to Ilis Britanmediately so declare themselves, nic Majesty's forces, and its inshall be admitted to the protection habitants shall take an oath of of the British flag, and shall be fidelity for the time the colony recommended in the strongest may remain under British domanner to Count Vaugirard, minion, the inhabitants and their Governor-General of the French private property shall be protectIslands, and Representative of his ed, and the commerce of the coMost Christian Majesty.
lony shall be placed upon a more All officers and soldiers of the advantageous footing than during line actually serving under the tri- the last war. coloured flag, who shall so de- The religion and laws of the clare and separate themselves country shall be respected. from the partizans of Napoleon No person who shall avail himBuonaparte, and who shall sur- self of the advantages of this Prorender with their arms to the clamation shall be molested on British forces, shall be sent to account of his opinions or politiFrance as prisoners of war, to be cal conduct, previous to the day disposed of according to the or- of its promulgation. ders of the Duke of Wellington. Everý person who shall not The officers and soldiers who shall immediately avail him of this prothus surrender themselves, shall clamation shall be treated, as well preserve their baggage.
as his property, according to the The militia and other inhabi- laws of war, and the right of tants, in arms under the tri- conquest. coloured flag, who shall imme- (Signed) James LEITA. cliately separate themselves from
P. C. DURHAN. the troops of the line serving under the revolutionary banner, and
(TRANSLATION.) lay down their arms, shall be Capitulation between His Excel. permitted to return immediately lency Sir J. Leith, G. C: B. to their respective homes, where &c. &c. and the Count de Lithey shall be protected as well as nois and Baron Boyer de Peyre: their property.
Jeau. Every officer or soldier of the Conditions demanded by 3s line who after the publication of Excellency Rear-adiniral Count
de Linois, Governor-general of on account of his political opiniGuadaloupe, and the Adjutant-. ons or conduct to the present mor general Boyer, second in com- ment. inand in that colony, addressed Art. V. The laws of the colony? to His Excellency Sir James and private property shall be reLeith, Commanding in Chief the spected, and placed under the British troops.
safeguard of his Britannie Majesty. Art. I, The Governor, the se- Answer: Granted. As far as cond, in command, and all the respects the laws and private proFrench troops of the line, shall perty on shore. be sent to France as prisoners of (Signed) JAMES Leith. war, as well as the persons com- Accepted the conditions proposing the military administra
posed by H. E. Sir James tion.
Leith, the 10th of August, Answer. The Count de Linois 1815. (Signed) and Baron Boyer de Peyreleau,
LE COMTE De Luxois. the French troops of the line, Boyba De PeYRELEAU. with the military administration, shall be sent to France to the CONDITIONS DEMANDED BY H. B. Duke of Wellington, as prisoners
SIR J. LEITH, &c. of war, according to the tenor of Art. I. All the forts, redoubts, the proclamation of Sir James and all other places furnished Leith.
with artillery in the colony, shall Art. Il. The officers shall keep be delivered up immediately to his their swords, and all the military Britannic Majesty's troops. their baggage.
Art. II. All the eagles, tri-coAnswer.-Refused, with the loured flags, the public treasure, exception of the baggage belong- archives, plans, every thing which ing personally to the military. appertains to the administration
Art. III. All the national guards civil and military, the magazines of the colony shall be allowed of every description, arms of all peaceably to remain at their kind, shall be immediately given homes.
up, as well as all other public preAnswer. The militia which perty, to Commissaries named by have already withdrawn to their the General in Chief. habitations shall be protected as Art. III. All persons under well as their respective property, arms, who are comprized under but such as are still in arms shall these stipulations, shall march be treated as prisoners of war, from their respective posts at and immediately sent away,
three o'clock this afternoon, to be Art. IV. No individual of Gua- removed to their places of destinadaloupe and its dependencies shall tion, having first surrendered be molested for his past political their arms. opinions or acts, and shall be (Signed) James LEITH. placed under the protection of his Accepted the three above articles. Britannic Majesty.
(Signed) Answem. No one shall be mo
Le Comte De Lixots. lested by the British Government BOYER D: PEYRELEAU ...
Return of Killed, Wounded, and Esq.Acting Secretary to Govere
Missing, in a» Attack on the Is- ment at the Presidency, daled land of Guadaloupe, on the Sth, Camp at Theend, Feb. 10,1315. 9th, and 10th of August, 1815. I am directed tồ transmit to
you, for the purpose of being laid Total-1 serjeant, 15 rank and before his Excellency the Five file, killed ; 1 captain, 1 subal- President in Council, the enclosed tern, 2 staff, 2 serjoints, 45 rank copy of a letter from the Adjutant and file, wounded; 4 rank and General, under date the sth infile, missing
stant, enclosing copies of disJ. H. BERKELEY, Dep. Adj. Gen. patches from Colonel Ochterlony,
and containing a statement of the
operations of the division of the INDIA BOARD, WHITEHALL,
army under that officer's command SEPT. 16, 1815.
subsequently to the 27th NovemA dispatch, dated Fort William, ber, up to which date they are alFebruary 20, 1815, together with ready known to the Vice President its enclosures, of which the fol- in Council, from 'the communilowing are extracts, have been re- cations which I had the honour to ceived, at the East India House, make to you from time to time. from the Vice-President in Coun- The general result of the operaeil.
tions detailed in the enclosed papers For a statement of the ope- has also been communicated to his rations of the division of the army, Excellency in Council, in my letter commanded by Colonel Ochter- to your address of the 5th instant, lony, from the 27th of November cnclosing Colonel Fagan's dispatch down to the close of December, of 2d instant. we have the honour to refer your The Vice President in Council honourable Court to a dispatch will perceive with satisfaction the from Mr. Secretary Ad:m, dated testimony borne by Lientenant the 10th of January.
Colonel Thompson to the troops' · The skill, judgment, persever- under his command, composing ance, and patience which have the reserve of Colonel Ochterdistinguished the conduct of Co-lony's division, in repulsing the lonel Ochterlony in the arduous determined attack made on their service in which he is employed, position by Ummer Sing, on the cannot fail to attract the particu- inorning of the 29th of December. lar 'notice of your Honourable Although the movement of the Court. The exertions of that able
reserve on the preceding day did officer still continued to be di- not completely effect the accomrected against the enemy's sup- plishment of the principal object pties, 'and such of his new posi. in Colonel Ochterlony's contemtions as might be found to be as- plation, it has nevertheless, his sailable.
Lordship conceives, been attend."
ed with considerable advantage, Extract of a Letter from John which, his Lordship is assured,
Adam, Esq. Sectretary to Go- Colonel Ochterlony will turn to vernment, to John Moreton, the best account.
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The Vice President in Council which could conduce to its sucwill concur in the opinion enter- cess, Colonel Ochterlony evinced tained by the Governor-General, his usual judgment and ability. of the credit due to Colonel Och- Colonel Ochterlony's operations terlony for the skill, judgment, will continue to be directed against perseverance, and patience mani- the enemy's supplies, and such of fested by him under circumstances his new positions as may be found of extraordinary difficulty, and to be assailable. will anticipate the happiest results from the continued exertion Copy ofa Letter from Major-Gen., of those qualities, seconded by the Sir David Ochterlony, K. C. B. skill and bravery of the offieers to the Adjutant-General. and troops under his command. Sir,-On the 27th I had the
bonour to report to you the arExtract of a Letter from the Adju- rival of the 2d battalion of the 7th
tant General to John Adam, Native infantry and the eighteen Esq dated Camp at Suffeedoon, pounders in this camp. February 8, 1815.
Our position in view of the fort The result of the first movement had compelled the enemy to bring against the enemy's position was their supplies from the eastward briefly reported in Colonel Och- by circuitous routes, but my interlony's dispatch of the 29th ult. formation led me to hope, that forwarded to you on the 2nd inst.; the possession of three points in I have now the honour to trans- front of our right would entirely mit the Colonel's more detailed cut off their supplies from Billasreport, dated the 31st ultimo, and pore, and generally from the in its enclosures, from which the ierior. In consequence I directed Governor-general will perceive, Lieut.-Col. Thompson to march that although the movement has as soon as it was dark on the night not realized the principal object of the 27th, and dislodge the ene. proposed in making it, in conse- my from the stockades they had quence of the enemy having been erected on two of those points, enabled, by evacuating nearly all and to occupy and maintain a his stockades, to concentrate his third which they had neglected. whole force on one of the intend- Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson ed points of attack, it terminated had with hiun fourteen companies, in the repulse, with considerable two six-pounders and two howitloss, of a determined attack which zers of the mountain train, and a a large part of his force maile on force of irregulars amounting to Lieut-col. Thompson's position, at least a thousand, but calculated sword in hand, on the morning of at 1,200 matchlocks. From the the 29th December. The conduct badness of the road, or rather of the officers and troops engaged foot-paths, and the great difficulon this occasion, have merited ties encountered, it was not till a and obtained the Commander in late hour in the morning of the Chief's entire approbation.
28th that Lieut.-Col. Thompson In the plan of the attack, and reached the first point he was inin all measures and arrangeinents structed to attack, and that was