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The enemy having come out so advisable to throw up a slight enfar as the nearest hill to the ridge, trenchment on my position on

to open a fire of matchlocks the ridge and first hill, which was
upon our party as they proceeded effected about dusk.
up the heights. On our gaining During the night the enemy
possession of a high part of the evacuated the stockade on Des
ridge, the enemy evacuated their boo-ka-Tibba, which was imme-
position upon the opposite hill, diately occupied by the picquets

and being instantaneously pur- of the light battalion.
sued by our troops, they fled suc- The stockade is situated on a
cessively over the whole of the steep rocky eminence, very diffi-
hills between the ridge and their cult of access on all sides, but par-
stockade, which appearing to me ticularly so in front, where it is
too strong to attempt without the almost perpendicular. The wall
assistance of our guns, I resolved is ten feet high on the outside,
to wait until the artillery came up. and four feet thick, composed of

The six pounders opened upon loose stones, extremely well built,
the place about four o'clock p. m. and three sides of it are surround-
and I was in hopes that as the ed by a high bamboo fence, at the
wall appeared to be composed only distance of two feet from the out-
of loose stones, it might have been side of the wall; within it is a
laid open before dusk; but after Pucha Mhut.
firing for about an hour, from a The position of the enemy at
distance of about five hundred Mungoo-ka-Dhar appears to be
yards, only a small part of the nearly two miles my post,
wall came down.

and the road to it very difficult, Having resolved to move the as well from unevenness as from battery to a nearer distance, the ascent. I have also been informfollowing morning the pioneersed, that the enemy have thrown were employed during the day in up stone breast-works and other paking fascines and gabions for obstacles at different parts of the

road, About a quarter of an hour, I have the honour to enclose a however, before sun-rise the fol- correct return of our casualties ; * lowing morning (the 29th) the those of the enemy, from the best enemy came down in great num- intelligence I have been able to bers from the Mungoo-ka-Dhar, procure, amount to one hundred with an 'apparent intention of and fifty killed, and about two forcing my position on the ridge, hundred and fifty.wounded. I had and also turning my left, so as to the pleasure yesterday to send in surround it. I am happy to add, two prisoners from Deboo-ka

that, in consequence of the warm , Y

reception they received from our was wounded in the affair of the troops they

y were soon obliged to 29th. retire with loss, Having now, The conduct of the officers and however, every reason to believe that Mungoo-ka-Dhar had been *Published in the London Gastrongly rejnforced, I thought it zette of 19th August last.


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men composing my detachment Inventories are taking, but as has been such as to merit my they will employ some time ) do warmest approbation.

not think it necessary to wait till I have the honour to be, &c. they are finished, as Colonel Ro

W. THOMPSON, Lieut.-Col. binson, who is appointed on our

Commanding the reserve. part, will remain, and send a copy, , Camp, Deboo-ka-Tibba,

when completed. There are two Dec. 31, 1814.

hundred and twenty-seven pieces of ordnance ; one hundred and

fifty-two of which are mounted, ADMIRALTY-OFFICE, SEPT. 19. and provisions remaining for near

three months. Copies of letters and their enclosures from Admiral Lord Ex- with the conclusion of this ser

In acquainting your Lordship mouth, K. C. B.Commander in vice, I cannot deny myself the Chief of his Majesty's ships in satisfaction of again expressing the Mediterranean, addressed to John Wilson Croker, Esq.

my sense of the zealous assistance

afforded to me by Captain Brace, • The first letters contain details while he continued under my or of the operations before Gaeta, ders, and Colonel Robinson, who which-terminated in a blockade ;

did so to the last moment; and the last letter contains an account without meaning to attach more of the submission of that fortress, iinportance or merit to the operaas follows:

tions in which we have been en

gaged, than they may be fairly His Majesty's ship Malta,

considered to deserve, I yet venGaeta Bay, Aug. 9.

ture to express my hope, that My Lord, In my letter of the your Lordship will feel yourself 2d instant, 1 expressed my inten- at liberty to place them in such a tion of sending the next day to light before my Lords Commisthe Governor of Gaeta an account sioners of the Admiralty, as may of Buonaparte's surrender, which obtain their Lordships' favour and having been done, I have now the consideration towards Col. Robinpleasure to acquaint your Lord- son and the first Lieutenant of this ship, that it led to communications ship, who is a most deserving ofwhich termioated in the submis- ficer. si va of that fortress yesterday.-

I have the honour to be, &c. At six p.m. the sea-gate was taken

WILLIAM CHA. FAHIE. possession of by the marines of To the Right Hon. Admiral his Majesty's ship under my com

Lord Exmouth, K.C.B. mand, and the others by the Austrian and Sicilian troops, and this Articles of Submission of the day the garrison marched out, and Fortress of Gaeta, which the were disposed of according to the undersigned have established terms of submission (a copy of in consequence of the authoriwhich is berewith transmitted):

ties given them. the four first articles having been dictated by his Sicilian Majesty,

Art. 1. The Commandant, Mr.


Begani, commanding the fortress of conveyance by transports to of Gaeta, will surrender the said Capua, the place of their destinafortress to his Majesty Ferdinand tion. The families and equipages the Fourth, King of the Two Si- of the said officers will be likecilies, and all that it contains. wise embarked in the same day at

Art. 2. His Majesty grants his the Mole for Castel Volturno. pardon to Mr. Pegani, but he will Art. 9. The foreign officers and not admit him in luis service. He soldiers will embark the saine will submit himself to the gene- day, the 9th inst. at Castellone, rosity of his Majesty respecting for Leghorn, where they are to the necessary means (should he wait for their destination from be in want) to undertake imme- the Allied Powers. The said diately to travel out of the king- transports will be furnished at the dom.

expense of his Majesty. Art. 3. His Majesty grants to Art. 9. Three separate stalls all Neapolitan officers and soldiers will be made of the foreign troops, the same conditions which have as well as of the Neapolitans combeen granted to his subjects in posing the garrison. the capitulation of Capa Lanza Art. 10. The archives, plans,

Art. 4. The subjects of his Ma- 'papers, projects, chests, magajesty the Emperor of Austria and zines, provisions, ammunitions, those of nis Majesty Louis the artillery, fortifications, marineEighteenth will remain at the dis- hospitals, and arsenals, will be posal of their respective Sove- delivered to-day to the Commisreigns.

saries appointed for the same ; Art. 5. The fortress will be separate inventories in triplicate surrendered to-morrow the 9th will be made of such deliveries, įnstant, at 4 o'clock, p. m. The during which no person will be marine port gate, as well as that allowed either to enter the city, of the land will be occupied to- or to come out from the same. day, at six o'clock, p. m. by the Art. 11. The Cominandant, M. troops of the allies, and this even- Begani, and the Commissaries in ing the Commissaries will begin charge of the fortress will be to take charge of the magazines. strictly responsible that the whole

Art. 6. The garrison will march of the effects of government proout to-morrow the 9th instant, perty, as well as those of Murat, at four o'clock, p. m. by the land- which may be there, should be degate, and will lay down their arms livered to the Commissaries of his on the glacis. The officers will Majesty. keep their swords. The stand- Art. 12. The horses and carards and drums, as well as the riages of government property will musical instruments, will be left be delivered to the Coinmissaries in the fortress.

appointed for the same, as well as Art. 7. The Neapolitan officers those belonging to the foreign and soldiers will embark the same officers. The Neapolitan superior day at Castellone for Castel Vol- officers will keep their horses. turno, where they will find means Art. 13. The civil and military


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functionaries will continue to do Art. 19. To be recommended duty until further orders fronı his to the generosity of his Majesty, Majesty,

the individuals of Gaeta and Bur. Art. 14. The sick and wounded go who have lost in the bombardof the foreign troops will be treat- ment their houses, as well as those

ed with all hospitality, and they individuals who have lost on that will receive their allowances up occasion their parents, or any to their recovery.

limb, whose loss would render Art. 15. Will be strongly re- them incapable to procure themcommended to the allied powers selves a living. all those Roman, Tuscan, and Art. 20. No civil or military in. Piedmontese officers and soldiers dividual will be molested for the who have no other trade than that last political opinion. of the army.-In the mean time Art. 21. The ceased royal fathey will be embarked with their mily, on quitting Gaeta, presenteffects for Leghorn, where they ed the Governor, M. Begani, with will wait for their destination, as some carriages which could not the other foreign officers.

be embarked for want of conveyArt. 16. It will be allowed to ance. The said Governor offers the foreign oflicers to send to them to his Majesty as a token of Capua a commissioner to take his perfect devotion. their effects, and to call for their Art. 22. 'The present capitulafamilies left in that fortress. lation is guaranteed from his Ma

Art. 17. All the baggage of the jesty and the Allied Powers. military men will be examined by Borgo di Gaeta, Aug. 8, 1815, a commission of officers of the (Signed) ChiTTI, Capo Bart. allied troops ; such examination

al 12 mo di Linca. will be made at the Marine-gate

Il Gente. Col. Comte at the time of the enbarkation of

del GENIO Vinci. the baggage. Such measure is

11 Barone COL ETTI, taken in consequence of a report

Colonello al 10mo which has been spread, and be

de Linca, lieved, that Murat had left consi

MURGITSCH, Comderable sums of money in the for

mandant Batt, de tress. The object of all this,

Spleny. therefore, is to preserve the de

Il Capo dello Stato corum of the besieged as well as

Magre. Cavre, del of the besiegers entering into the

Real Ordine del Mefortress, and not to cause the least

rito, CARLO DE LA injury to the garrison,

Art. 17. His Majesty will be

W. Robinson, Colonel recommended to be pleased to

commanding comgrant a month's pay to all the fo

bined flotilla before reign Officers composing the gar

Gaeta. rison to defray expenses of the Ratified. passage, in the same manner as

11 Maresciallo di Comit was practised with the others.

Governatore di


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Gaeta, Ispettore Ge Goorkah Chiefs in Kemaoon, by tegis!'

nerale d'Artigħeria, which, in return for peruxission :! This

Bit Com. del Real Or to retire across the Sirdal with

dine delle Due Sici.' their troops, they engage to eva

lie, Barone BEGANI. çnate all the fortified places in the (Signed) Barone de Lauer, Gen. province, in ten days, surrenderdi Brigata.

ing at the moment the fortresses Comte l'Asedio, bloc- immediately round the capital; co di Gaeta.

his Excellency is pleased to direct, WILLIAM CHARLES FA- that a royal salute be fired at all HIE,

commanding the principal stations of the army, British Squadron be- in honour of the signal and disfore Gaeta.

tinguished success of the British troops at Almorah, and the re.

duction to the British power of INDIA-BOARD, WHITEHALL,

the valuable and important pro

vince of Kemnaoon. Nov. 14, 1815. A dispatch, dated Futtyghur, the Governor-general.

By command of his Excellency lot of June, 1815, has been re

Published by command of the ceived at the East India-house Honourable the Vice-President in from General the Earl of Moira, Council. K.G. Governor-general and Commander in Chief of the British territories in India; together with General Order, by the Right Hon. the following enclosures.

the Governor-general. These enclosures consist of letters, from Colonel Nicolls and Futtyghur, May 3, 1815. Major Patton, detailing a variety

The Governor-general has sinof operations against the enemy gular satisfaction in acknowledy. in Nepaul, of which the result is ing the important service rendered related in the following

by Colonel Nicolls in the reduc

tion of the province of Kemacon. General Orders by his Excellency The judgment of Colonel Nithe Governor-general. colls in his preparatory measures,

the unremitting activity with Futtyghur, May 2, 1815, which he pursued the object in, "The Governor-general having trusted to his management, and received official advices of the the gallant promptitude' with capture, by assault, of the forti- which he seized and improved 'fied heights and town of Almora, every opening that could lead to der the on the liommand of Col. Nicolls, not only reflect the highest cre. of the total repulse of the enemy dit on himself, but afford so in a night attack on our positions salutary a lesson for the whole

, , of the conclusion, on the 27th ult. let slip the opportanity of recomof a convention with the principal mending it to their attention.


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