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cases which may fall within its short course, line of battle consisted of the Arethusa, Laas to all others preceding and following it. tona, Anson, and Fisgard, and, soon after I cannot, therefore, but recommend the the break of day, I made all possible sail, suspension of this act for a reasonable in close order of battle, passing the whole time, on considerations of justice, amity, extensive line of sea batteries, and anchored and the public interests.
the squadron in a stile far surpassing my Dec, 3, 1806. TH. JEFFERSON. expectations. Being desirous of having the Dec. 4.- Mr. J. Randolph, Chairman of etfusion of human blood spared, I wrote the the Committee, to whom was referred the inclosed (No 1.) on the capstan of the ArePresident's Message, of yesterday, reported thusa, during the action, which was not rea Bill for suspending the Non-importation garded, as they did their utmost to destroy Act. It was twice read, and referred to Words cannot express the ability of the Committee of the whole to-morrow. the squadron. The harbour was defended
Dec. 6.—The Report of the Bill for sus- by regular fortifications of two tier of guis; pending the Non-importation Act, was Fort Amsterdam alone consisting of 66 taken into consideration.
pieces of cannon; the entrance only fifty Mr. Sloan opposed the filling up the yards wide, athwart which was the Dutch blank, with the words Dec. 31, 1807, and frigates Hatslar of 36 goins, and Surinam proposed July 1, which was agreed to. of 22, with two large schooners of war, The Bill was then read a third time and
commanded by a Dutch compassed, upon a division--Ayes, 101-- mander; a chain of forts was on Miselburg Noes, 5.
commanding height; and that almost im
pregnable fortress Fort Republique, within GAZETTE LETTERS.
the distance of grape shot, enfilading the The Gazette of Feb. 17, contains a whole harbour. At a quarter past six letter from Lord Cochrane, of His o'clock we entered the port; a severe and Majesty's ship Imperieuse, to Cem- destructive cannonade ensued; the frigate, modore Keats, informing that the sloop, and schooners were carried by boardboats of that ship under Lieutenant ing, the lower forts, the citadel, and town Mapleton had entered the Bason of of Amsterdam, by storm; all of which by Arcasson, on the French coast, and humanity sake I granted the annexed capi
seven o'clock were in our possession. For destroved Fort Roquette, which was tulation (No. 2.); and, at ten o'clock, the intended for the defence of the en- British flag was hoisted in Fort Republique. trance. A large quantity of military It is now become a pleasing part of my stores was destroyed, four 36-pounders, duty, although impossible, to do justice to two field pieces, and a thirteen-inch the merits, gallantry, and determination mortar spiked, and the platoons and of Captains Wood, Lydiard, and Bolton, carriages burned. Lord Cochrane who so nobly headed their respective ships' also mentions capturing eight and de- companies to the storm; and the same galstroying seven of the enemy's coasting lantry and determination are due to the ofvessels.
ficers, seamen, and marines for following A letter, dated Feb. 19, from Cap-up so glorious an example. The Dutch tain Farquhar, of His Majesty's frigate and the captain of the Surinam severely
coin modore was killed early in the action, Ariadne, gives an account of his cap- wounded. I have appointed, by proclamature of Le Chasseur French privateer, tion, Wednesday next, the 7th inst. for of 2 guns and 36 men; and another the inhabitants, (which amount to 30,000) from Captain Rainsey, of H. M. cuiter to take the oath of allegiance to our most Carrier, dated Feb. 20, of the capture graciouis Sovereign ; those that do not, will of Le Rigotin French privateer of 8 be instantly embarked as prisoners of war. guns and 29 men.
For any further particulars I must refer you The Gazette Extraordinary of Sun- to that gallant officer Captain Lydiard. I day, Feb. 29, contains a letter from have the honour to be, &c.
(Signed) CHARLES BRISBANE. Captain Brisbane to Admiral Dacres. The substance of which is as follows: To J.R. Dacres, Esq. Vice-admiral of
His Majesty's ship .irethusa, Jan. 1, 1806. the White, commander-in-chief, &c.
SIRI proceeded in the execution of your orders, the 29th of November, with (No. 1.) Arethusa, Curacoa Harbour, Jan. 1. every possible avidity; but the adverse Sir The British squadron are here to wind and current prevented me from reach- protect, and not to conquer you; to preing this island before the 1st instant. In my serve to you your lives, liberty, and pro. way up I met Captain Bolton, of the Fis- perty. If a shot is fired at any of my squagard, going to Jainaica; took him under dron after this summons, I shall iinmcdi. By orders, according to your direction. My ately storin your batteries. You have five Disnutes to aceede to this determination. -- have surrendered to the arms of his BritanI have a honour to be, &c.
nic Majesty, as appears by the capitulation (Signed) C. BRISBANE which has been sgned by his Excellency This Excellency the Governor of Curacoa. Pierre Jean ( hanguion and me, on the 1st (16 %)
('usckcoa, jun. 1.
instan:, I ther<fore hereby require, that all Preluninary Articles of Capitulation : the buryin'rs and inhabitants of this island,
Art. l. The fort Ripubique shall inime. shall meet on Wednesday next, the ith inst. diately be surrender.d to the British force; at ten o'clock in the morning, at the G1the garrison shall march oui with the ho- vernient ilous, in order to take the oath polls of war, lay down their arms, and be of allegiance to luis Britannie Majesty afura. come prison.is of war-Auswer, G:aniel, saiet.
11. The Dutch garrison of Curacoa sirall Those who belong to the militia combe prisoners of war, and by his Britanic, faules will receive further order: from their Hlajesty setat 10 Holland, not to serve this Major, and are to conduct themselves acwar before they shall be regularly ex- cordingly. changed; and for the due performance of All those who fill public offices, of whar. this article the officers pledge their word of soever nature they may be, and all such as honour.---Granted.
do not belong to the militia companies, are III. The same terms as in the above ar- also required to meet at the Government ticle are granted to the officers and people House, at the hour, and for the purpose of the Dutch men of war.-Gramed. aforesaid.
IV. All the Civil Othicers may remain at I expect that the burghie s and inhabittheir respective appointments, if they think ants of this island will conduct themselves proper; and those who choose shall be sent in such a manner as to deserve my protece by his Britannic Majesty to llolland.- tion and favour; and, on my part, I shall Granted.
not fail, as far as in my power lies, to pro1. The Burghers, Merchants, Planters, mote the happiness and welfare of this anri other inhabiiants, without difference of island and its inhabitants; and I fatter niycolour or opinion, shall be respected in self that any endeavours in this case will be their persops and property, provided they crown:d with the gracious approbation of take the oath of allegiance to his Britannic my sovercign; and, I hope, to the satisPlajesty.olianted; neutral property be- faction of the inhabitants of this island and ing respected.
its dependencies. VI. All the merchant vessels, with their (Signe) CHARLES BRISBANE. 63 ses, in the harbour, of wliatsoever na. January 5, 1807. tion they belong to, shall be in the posses- A Letter from Captain Maling, of sion of their proper owner. Nugranted. his Majesty's sbip Diana, dated Feb.
VII. A detinitive capitulation shall be 25, to Lord keitli, gives an account of signed on this basis in Tort Imster- the capture of La Charlotte, French dum.-Galicd.
privateer, or 14 guns and 118 men. Curaco2, Jan 2, 1807. The foregoing Articles having this day published on Sunday, March 8, con
TheLondon Gazette Extraordinary, been millually read and ag
eed to, this capitulation is become definitive,
tains a letter from General the Baron Signed on the one pare by
de Benningsen, to his Majesty the Charles BRISBINE. Emperor of Russia, of which the folSigned on the other part by his lowing is a copy: Exceliency P.J. CHANGUION.
On the field of Battle, Preussick. His Excellency Lieut-Gen. Changhon,
SIRE, Eylau, Feb. 8, 1807. Governor and Conunander-in-Chiot of the I am truly happy to have it in my power Island of Caracoa and its dependencies, to inform your Imperial Majesty, that the Having refused to take the path of allegi- army, the command of which your Maance to his Britannic Majesty, and surren- jesty has deigned to contide to me, has dzied himself prisoner of war, I have been again victorious. The battle which thought proper to appoint myself Governor has just taken place has been bloody and of the said island and its dependencies, un- destructive. It began on ine 71h of FeLil the pleasure of the Commander-in-chief bruary, at three o'clock in the afternoon, is inade known; and I do hereby appoint and lasted until sis o'clock in the erening of myself accordingly.
the 9th of February. (Signed) CHARLES BRISBANE. The enemy was completely defeated; January 4, 1807.
one thousand prisoners, and twelve stand of Ty Charles Brisbane, Esq. Captain of his colours, which I have the honour herewith Majesti's ship Arethusa, and Senior Officer to transmit to your Majesty, fell into the of his Britannic Majesty's Squadron in hands of the conquerors. This day BonaCuracoa harbour.
parte attacked me with his best troops, on Whereas this island and its dependencies my centre, and on both wings, but he was
repulsed and beaten on all sides. His guards The Twenty-first is date! Berlin, repeatedly attacked my centre without the Oct. 28, and contains an account of smallest success Atier a very brisk fire, the entrance of Bonaparte into Berlin, they were repulsed at all points by the and his reception of the Constituted bayonet, and by changes of the cavalry; Authorities, the Foreign AmbassaSeveral columns of infantry, and picked dors, &c. In speaking to ('vunt l'on regiments of Cuirassiers, were destroyed
Neale, Bonaparte made use of these I shall not fail to transmit to your Ma
words, I shall reduce those noble jesty, as soon as possible, a detailed account of ihe memorable battle of Preussich- courtiers to such extreunities, that Eylau.
they shall be compelled to be their I think our loss may perhaps exceed six bread.” The bulletin then mentions thousand men, and I certainly do not exag. the relative positions of the French gerate, when I state the loss of the enemy and Prussian troops; and concludes at considerably more than twelve thousand with an account of a victory obtained
over the Russiaus, in Albania, It
also mentions Count Zastrow being BULLETINS OF THE FRENCH ARMY. presented to Bonaparte, and deliver[Continued from p. 158.)
ing a letter to him from the king of
Prussia. The Nineteenth is dated Charlotten
The Twenty-second is dated Berlin, burg, Oci. 27, and states that the for- Oc. 29, and gives an account of the tress of Spandau was capable of sus- battle of Prentzlow, fought between taining a siege of two months, after the Prince of Hohenlohe and Murai, the opening of the trenches. The the issue of which was the surrender reason the Prussian commandant did of the Prussian army, consisting of not defend it, was, that he had not 16,000 infantry, six regiments of careceived any orders; and the French valry, forty-five stand of colours, and arriving before he had received any sixty-four pieces of liarnessed artilaccount of the battle of Jena, the bat- lerv. The bulletin goes on at great teries were not in readiness, and the length to relate the details of this displace was in a manner disarmed. In astrous affair; but our room does not the palaces there was not the least permit us to give more than the suborder; the sword of the Great Fre
The Prince of llohenlohe, derick was easily found at Potzdam, the Prince of Mecklenburgh Schwewith the scarf which he wore during rin, Prince Augustus Ferdinand, the seven years war, and the insignia and several generals, are among the of the black eagle. Bonaparte took prisoners made by the French. these trophies with transport, saying
The Twenty-third is dated Berlin, “ I would rather have these ihan Nov. 2, repeats the leading features twenty millions." A great part of the of the preceding, and rela:es new effects, sent away from Berlin to Mag. successes over the remnant of the deburgh, was intercepted by the light Prussian army. It speaks of taking cavalry. Upwards of oo Schuyts have possession of the duchy of Brunswick, been brought back loaded with cioathi- and disarming all the duke's troops. ing, meal, and artillery.
In this bulleiin Bonaparte abuses that The Twentieth, also dated Charlot- gallant and veteran general the Dirke tenburgh, Oct. 27, states, that the of Brunswick, in the most gross manDuke of Berg, arrived at Zendenick on the 26th, and that the whole of the
The Twenty-fourth bears the same Prussian cavalry, under the Prince of date, and informs us that the French Hohenlohe, amounted only to 6000 had taken Stettin, one of the first coul.. men. They wereattacked by the French mercial towns in Prussia. They fourid generals Lasalle and Grouchy, and in it 160 pieces of cannon, consideradefeated with the loss of 1300 killed ble magazines, 6000 troops, and seveand 700 prisoners. Marshal Lasnes, ral generals. Of the whole of the however, was proceeding to support the Prussian army, which was 130,000 troops that were engaged. Bona
strong, not one man has crossed the parte, on his entrance into Berlin, is river Oder. The bulletin then abuses said by the bulletin, to have been re- the Russian soldiers, and savs, that ceived with the most general accla- the French long to see 100,000 of thcm, mations.
But thcy dare not inect Bonaparte. and Prince Jerome, with the Bavarian England is afterwards threatened and Wirtemberg troops, is proceeding with being compelled to make peace, to Silesia. General Clarke has becu while France will extend her federa- appointed governor of Berlin and all tive system, by including more states Prussia. The King of Ilolland is adand more coasts.
vancing into Hanover, and Mortier The Articles of Capitulation of into Cassel. Stettin follow, which are in the usual The Twenty-sixth is dated Berlin,
Oct. 31, and gives an account of 7000 The Twenty-fifih is dated Berlin, Prussian infantry and tive regiments Nov. 2, and announces the surren- of cavalry laying down their arnis at der of Custrin to Davoust. It is one Passewalk, which was mentioned beof the most important conquests fore in the 23d bulletin, and the sure of the French army. Ney is about to render of Stettin is again repeated besiege Magdeburg. The French from the 25th. This bulletin is signed troops have advanced into Poland, by Berthier. PROVINCIAL OCCURRENCES.
in Mathematics and Natural PhiloA ,
was tried on a capital indict- Gipps of St. John's, and Mr. Joliu ment, at the Assizes for Berkshire, Carr, of Trinity. held at Reading, for shooting at an
CUMBERLAND. other man, with intent to kill. The Died.) At Cockermouth, in the circumstances attending the case were 86th year of his age, William Giffard, singular. The prisoner had sold the Esq. who was, as he himself believed, produce of a cherry-orchard, at since the death of Macklin, Father Cockham, but he afterwards repented of the English Stage. He was the of the contract, and wished to cancel son of Mr. Giffard, proprietor of the the bargain. The purchaser repaired theatre at Goodman's Fields, who first to the orchard, when the fruit was fit introduced Garrick to a London pubto gather; and when in the act of lic: and had himself the honour, preplucking from the tree, the prisoner viously, of exhibiting that phenom appeared with a gun, and fashed the non at Ipswich, in a summer's expan at him. The man remained on cursion to that place with a company the tree, and the prisoner put in fresli of his father's comedians. Mr Gitpriming, discharged the piece, and fard performed on the different Lonlodged the contents in the body of the don theatres for a period of twenty purchaser, who, after a long illness, years, or upwards, and, it is underfrom the effects of the rash act of the stood, with considerable applause.prisoner, recovered. The prisoner He used to relate an anecdote, and was found guilty, and ordered for he did it but a very few days before execution.
his death, to the writer of this article,
which exhibited, in a stroug point of The Representatives for the Uni- view, one of those failings by which, versity propose to give two prizes of it is well known, the lustre of GarFifteen Guineas each, to two senior rick's transcendant merits was some. Bachelors of Arts, and the like to what obscured. He and that great two middle Bachelors, who shall com- hero were performing together in pose ihe best Exercises in Latin prose, Hamlet, and Giffard liad the part of and the Vice-Chancellor las ap- the Player King assigned him, which pointed the following subjects for this he acted to admiration, and with unyear: Forthe senior Bachelors, Ulrum ceasing and rapturous applause froin mores cirium emendet an corrumpat all parts of the house. On his retiring commercium ? and for the middle Ba- behind the scenes, he was greeted chelors, Utrum Literis prosit Librorum, with the cordial congratulation of his quanta nunc est, editorium copia ? fellow-performers; but one, more sage
The late Dr. Smith's two prizes of than the rest, observed, that though 25l. each, for two commencing Ba- he could not but witness his success chelors of Arts, the best proficients with pleasure, yet he feared that that
might prove one of the most unfortu. in the happiest period of his pencil; nate davs of his life, and that Carrick though a lare performance, a portrait and he would never be seen on the of Dr. Harrington (trom which an same boards together again; and," said excellent mezzotinto has been enM. Giliard, “bis fears were too well graved, must be equally admired. founded we never were," Mi Gif- His most celebrated work is a large fard abounded in the theatrical aner- picture of the domestics in the serdotes of his day, and liked much to vice of the late H. H. ('oxe, esq. of be questioned about them. He bad lemmore. This picture is now in the quitted the stage upwards of forty possession of Sir J: (oxe Hippisley,
Previous to his retiring to of Stoneiston. No one can contemCockermouth, which he did about plate this performance without hesifourteen years ago, he resided at tating which to prefer, the hand of Southampton, and, for some time, it the master or the pupil. To Mr. is believed, in the island of Guern- Beach's professional excellence we sey. It is somewhat sin ular to re- must add, that no man ever possessed late, at his time of life, that, since he a more ti vendiv and benevolent dispocame into Cumberland, his almost sition : he was a good choiar, ard only occupation and amusement was exemplary in the exercise of religion the reading of Latin; and he used o and charity ; vet no man more enspeak with a sort of fastidious con- joved the social circle, or more contempt of what he called “ mere Eng- tributed to its mirih. lish' readers." Hiis knowlerige of Latin was but slender; but he could
The trial of Sir Home Popham enjoy the beauties of the principal commenced on board the Gladiator, Roman authors, and used to dwell in Portsmouih harbour, on Friday the with great triumph on their supe- 6th of March, and concluded
on the riority to the moderus, in the arts of following Tuesdav.
After four or composition; and on the unspeak, five hours delibera jon, the Court able obligations which the latter owed them. This subsistence, of late, was a had been proved a ainst him ; but
pronounced sentence, that the charges small annuity; his good fortunes in consideration of circumstances, only having, from unknown causes, in the adjudged him to be severely repii, latter period of his lite, declined. – manded. [A report of the trial will At Hawksdale, near ('arlisle, John be given in our next Number.] Pearson, esq. aged 12. lie was formerly a lieutenant in the 59d regidient of foot, and distinguished him
A bill has recently been brought self in several actions with that corps
into Parliament, for enabling his Main the East Indies. His social dispo- jesty to grant the paiace situate in sition endeared bim to a nume:ous Greenwich Park to the Coninissicircle of acquaintance.
oners for the Governnent of the DORSETSHIRE.
Roval Naval Asylum, and for enabling Died.] At Dorchester, T. Beach, them to appoint a Chaplain to that esq. many years an eminent portrait- establishment. painier of Ba.h, aged 6s. lle was a There appeared at Sheerness lately native of Milton Abbey, a village a vessel of a peculiar construction; since converted into the noble man- she was interded for a bomb-versel, sion of the Earl of Dorchester. from and had a rudder and bow prii at each his earliest vears, Mr. Beach evince:l end, which were to have precluded a strong desire to be an artist; and the necessity of her putiing about under the patronage of the Dorches- she has three mast“, the two outerter family, he became a pupil of Sir most of which were alienately the Joshua Revvolds, in the year 1700, foremast; the bombs were fixed in How well be succeeded under that beds, which certainly had the effect of great master, his works, which in the keeping the shock from the vessel, neighbourhood of Bath are very nu- but i hev received so much of it them. merous, will fully testify: The pic- selves, that a few minutes fi ing split tures which he painted about twenty them. Afier repeated trials, this years ago, were certainly executed new-invented ship of war has been
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