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The terms upon which we pro- this notice shall continue to oppose to receive the colony, and pose the arms of his Britannit 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 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 subunit 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 'do
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. Every 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 LEITH. diately separate themselves from
P. C. DURHAM 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 Li. they shall be protected as well as nois and Baron Boyer de Peyre: their property.
leau. Every officer or soldier of the Conditions demanded by His 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 moss 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 Britannic 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 Linois. the French troops of the line,
BoyBR 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. II. 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-coAqswer.-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 prca Answer. 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, pr acts, and shall be (Signed) JAMES Leith. places under the protection of his Accepted the three above articles. Britannic Majesty
(Signed): Answert. No one shall be mo
LE COMTE De Lixots. lested by the British Government Boyer DPEYRELEAUX
Return of Killed, Wounded, and Esq.Acting Secretary to Govers
Missing, in an Attack on the Is- ment at the Presidency, dated land of Guadaloupe, on the 8th, Camp at Theend, Feb. 10, 1815. 9th, and 10th of August, 1815. I am directed to transmit to
you, for the purpose of being laid Total-1 serjeant, 15 rank and before his Excellency the Vice file, killed ; 1 captain, 1 subal- President in Council, the enclosed tern, 2' staff, 2 serjeänts, 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 INDIA BOARD, WHITEHALL,
operations of the division of the SEPT. 16, 1815.
army under that officer's command
subsequently to the 27th NoverA 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 operacil.
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 enclosing 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:1, 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 pries, '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 assitred,
Adam, Esq. Sectretary to Go. Colonel Ochterlony will turn to vernment, to John Moreton, the best account.'
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 officers to the Adjutant-General. and troops under his command. Sir, -On the 27th I had the
honour 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 terior. 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 eneproposed 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 hin 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 made on force of irregulars amounting to Licut-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 arrangements structed to attack, and that was
found so inačcessible, and so very force, the right covered by tbe much stronger than my informa- stockades which I had intended to tion had given me reason to ex. attack, and their left resting pect, that he very judiciously de- or towards the fort of Tarragurh. , termined not to risk the chance Apprehending that the enemy of an instantaneous assault, but might venture a second, 1 directto make use of his artillery. His ed Lieut.-Col. Lyons and the seletter, which I have the honour cond battalion of the 7th, with to enclose, together with a copy two six-pounders, to reinforce of my instructions, details his Lieut.-Col. Thompson, in the proceedings from that date, and hope of preventing it, or renderrenders it only necessary for me ing it ineffectual. They have, to express my approbation of however, remained stationary Lieut.-Col. Thompson's conduct, since their repulse. and entire satisfaction with that
I have, &c. of the detachment in general.
D. OCHTERLONY, Maj. Gen. I would, however, be unjust Camp Nehn, Dec. 31, 1814. not to mention, that the reports I received from Lieut. Lawtie, En- Report from Lieutenant-Colonel gineer, of the very great labour Thompson to Major-General and fatigue sustained with cheer- Ochterlony, enclosed in the prefulness by the pioneers, induced ceding me to express to Captain Baines, Sir,-Agreeably to your inLieutenant Armstrong, and their structions I have the honour to officers, who set them the meri- report, that after dusk on the evenDrious example, my particular ing of the 27th, I commenced my thanks, and to send a pecuniary march towards these heights with donation to the men.
the light battalion, and eight comLieutenant Lawtie, with his panies of the 2d battalion 3d reaccustomed zeal, accompanied the giment, native infantry, two sixdetachment, and on this, as on pounders, and a mountain train
every occasion, deserves my high- of two light howitzers. Although * est consideration ; from him I the night was extremely favoura
have the honour to transmit a ble, the whole of the artillery did slight sketch of the ground and not reach the opposite side of the point of attack.
ridge of hills, about one coss beIt remains only to add, that the low Deboo-ka-Tebha, until past enemy no sooner perceived the eight o'clock in the morning of movement to the right, and con- the 29th.' I then advanced up the templated its obvious object, than face of the hill with the light batthey evacuated all their stockades talion and four companies of the but the two small redoubts imme- 2d battalion 3d regiment, to gain diately under the fort, and risked possession of the ridge on my the attempt which Lient. Col. left, immediately opposite to the Thompson has detailed, and on enemy's stone stockade; from this its unsuccessful issue, retired to ridge the stockade is about seren "Munghooka Dhar, where he is' hundred yards, with four different now assembled with his 'whole heights intervening: