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the 24th, and brings an account that
Swarzenburgh and Blucher are rallying
between Chalons and Troyes; but that
the negociations are proceeding !
JExtract of a Dispatch from the Hon.
- - Sir C. W. Stewart.
Chateau de Brienne, Feb. 2.
I am gratified in being enabled to send
your lordship a far better report of the
details of the battle of La Rothiere, than if
I had been so fortunate as to have been
myself in the field.
Colonel Lowe's detail is so satisfactory,
and so accurate, from his having had the
advantage of being with Marshal Blucher
in the advance during the whole day, that
there is little in the official reports that have
come in, which Col. Lowe has not already
If Marshal Blucher was not long since
immortalized, this day would have crowned
him in the ammals of fame, for whatever
were - the apprehensions entertained by
many for the result of the Prince Royal of
Wirtemberg's attack on the right, your
Hordship will see, by Col. Lowe's report,
the marshal steadily pursued the combina-
tion upon which the result of the day de-
pended ; this foresight, judgment, and deci-
sion, is done justice to by all the allied
army. The Russian artillery are spoken of
in the highest terms of praise ; the ground
was so covered with snow, and so deep,
that they were obliged to leave half their
guns in the rear, and by harnessing double
teams to the other half, they contrived to
bring them forward, and get a sufficient
intimber into action.
The allies had about seventy or eighty
thousand men in the battle; the other corps
of the army, which were not caumerated in
the report, were not up. The enemy are sup-
posed to have had about the same strength.
The enemy's last attack on the village of
La Rothiere was at two o'clock this morn-
ing; immediately after they seem to have
commenced their retreat, passing the Aube
river; they took up a very strong rear-
guard position at Lesmont with their right,
and extending behind the Voire.—Disposi-
tions were made to attack it with the corps
of the Prince Royal of Wirtemberg, and
Generals Wrede and Guilay, and there was
a sharp fire all this morning on this spot,
but the day was so very unfavourable, and
the fall of snow so excessive, the troops
could make no progress.
In the mean time Field-Marshal Prince
Schwartzenberg has made his arrangements
for the pursuit of the enemy, who have re-
tired on Vitry, Troyes, and Arcis.

Dispatches from Lord Burghersh, .* Bar sur Aubre, Feb. 2. My Lorp, In continuation of my report of yesterday, I have this day to anMounce to your lordship the retreat of the

enemy from all his positions abont Brienne, with the loss of seventy-three pieces of cannon, and about four thousand prisoners. Bonaparte continued the action of yesterday with considerable obstimacy till towards twelve at night; his principal efforts were directed to the re occupation of the village of La Rethiere; he directed himself the attack of the young guards upon that place, but was repulsed with considerable loss. Bafiled in the different attempts to regain the advantages he had lost, Bonaparte at last decided upon a retreat; his columns appear to have began their movements to the rear about one in the morning; his rearguard was however in occupation of the positions of Brienne at day-light. The troops of the allies have universally fought with the most distinguished gallantry; they merit the gratitude and admiration of the world. Bar sur Seine, Feb. 6. I have the satisfaction of being able to report to your lordship that the advanced guard of General D’Yorck made yesterday a successful attack upon the rear of Marshal Macdonald's army near La Chaussee, between Vitry and Chalons. Three cannon and several huudred prisoners were taken by the allies; the enemy was pursued on the roads to Chalons. Troyes, February 8, 1814. The important position and town of Troyes was yesterday taken possession of by the allies; the enemy retired from it the night preceding, and took his direction upon Nogent. ,” The number of roads leading from the different points of France, and uniting at Troyes, the resources of the place itself, with a population of thirty thousand inhabitauts, reuder its occupation of the greatest impportance. The Prince Royal of Wirtemberg was the first who entered the town with his corps; on the day preceding he had turned the enemy's position near Ruvigni, and had taken possession of the village of Lambrissei on his left. I have the satisfaction of reporting to your lordship, that a detachment from the corps of General D’Yorck, took possession of Vitry ou the 5th. General D’Yorck, as I have already inforined your lordship, attacked and defeated the rear guard of the corps of Marslal Biacdonald's army at Chaussee on the 5th. On the same Jay General D’Yorck pursued the enemy to the gates of Chalons, and bombarded the town. Marshal Macdonald entered into a capitulation for the evacuation of the place, which he effected on the morning of the 6th, retiring with his army, composed of the corps under his immediate orders, and of those of Generals Sebastiani and Arighi, to the left bank of

the Marue, Z2 Chaloms


Chalons sur Saone has been captured by the Austrians; General Le Grand was assembling a French force at that place; the Prince of Hesse Hombourg directed it to be attacked, some guns were captured in the town. General Łe Grand retired upon the road to Lyons, where Marshal Augereau has collected a force of about four thousand men.

General Hubna occupies an extent of country from mear Grenoble on his left, by Hourg his centre, from the environs of Maçon on his right.

The advanced guard of General Wrede has this day followed the retreat of the enemy as far as Les Granges, on the road to Nogent. Several hundred prisoners have been taken since the enemy evacuated the town of Troyes.

Address of his Majesty the EMPERCR of
Russi A to his Forces.
Basie, Feb. 1.

“Soldiers!—Your courage and your discipline have brought you from the Oka to the Rhine, and the same qualities shall still Jead you onward. Having now passed the Rhine, we have entered on a country against which we are to wage an obstimate war. Already have we delivered onr native soil, and restored to freedom the greatest part of subjugated Europe; what yet remains to perfect that which we have undertaken is the acquisition of peace. Our desire is, that tranquillity may be regained by every nation, and that each State may be re-established in its former happy government; that in all countries the general welfare of the people, and the service of God, may be promoted, and that arts, manufactures, and consimerce, may again flourish. This is our wish, and to attain it we have prolonged the war. When the enemy invaded our territories, his crimes occasioned to us much misery, but the wrath of God has visited him. Do not let us imitate his example, but let us forget the sufferings we have endured from his enmity, and extend towards him the band of friendship and the olive of peace. The effulgence of Russian glory will be conspicuous in such a conquest over ourselves as well as our enemy. The religion that we cherish in our hearts commands us to forgive our enemies, and to do good to them that persecute us. Soldiers —I am firmly persuaded, that by your proper behaviour in an enemy's country, you will gain the affections of those whom you conquer by your valour. Remember, that by temperance and discipline, and Christian love, you will best promote the end we have in view, which is universal peace. I am satisfied that you will dutifully obey all the aegulations that shall be made for the direction of your coaduct, since you must be sonvinced that they have for their motive,

Public Affairs in February.

[March 1,

both the general good and your own hape
piness.” -
Believing such to be the excellent sen-
timents of Alexander, how deeply is it
to be deplored that he was induced to
join Prmssia in her attack on France in
1806, to obtain the cession of the King
of England's Electorate of Hanover—
which claim of Prussia was the cause of
the French crossing the Rhine, and has
since led to the deaths of nearly two mil-
lions of men in the field of battle, and to
the ruin of many of the finest countries
in Europe! N
spa i N. .
The following has been published as
an abstract of the contents of the treaty
which Napoleon concluded with Fer-
dinond. It is dated Valency, Dec. 11;
1813, and is comprised in fifteen arti-
cles. Some of them relate to the in-
dependence of Spain, and the restitution
of Ferdinand. The places occupied by
the French are to be restored in their
present state.—Ferdinand engages to
maintain the integrity of Spain in all her
possessions, particularly in those of Port
Mahon and Ceuta.-The English and
French troops are to evacuate the Pe-
ninsula at the same time.—Napoleon
and Ferdinand agree to maintain the
maritime rights of Europe, as they were
settled by the treaty of Utrecht, and as
they existed in 1792.—All the Spaniards
attached to Joseph are to be restored te
their country.—The garrison of Pampe-
luna, together with all prisoners at Ca-
diz, Corunna, &c. to be restored.— Fer.
dinand to pay his father and mother
thirty millions of rials annually; and at
the death of the father, two millions of
francs to be continued to the mother.—
A treaty of commerce between France
and Spain, similar to that which existed
before 1792, to be concluded. -
Dispatches have been this day received
from Lieutenant General Sir G. Prevost,
Bart. addressed to Earl Bathurst, one of
his Majesty's principal secretaries of
State. -
Head-quarters, Montreal, Dec. 12, 1813.
My Lord, Having had the honour to
report to your Lordship, on the 30th of
October and the 15th of November last,
the affairs which took place between his
Majesty's forces and the American armies
led on by Major-General Hampton, an
Major-General Wilkinson, I have now the
satistaction to inform your Lordship, that
the signal defeats experienced by the ene-
my on the Chateauguay river, in Lower
Casada, and Rego Chrysler's Farm, in Up-
- pot
shortly after the severe lesson his vanity.
had received from the corps of observation,
operated so powerfully as to induce him to
commence a precipitate retreat from our
shore to St. Regas, and up the Saliuoka
river, ai.d to abaaidon his avowed project
of passing his wister in Monti eai.
I have the honour to be, &c.
(Signed) Gock G. K. PR Evost.
The Gazette also coa ajo Col. Alur-
ray's report to Major Gen. Vincent, of
his having taken possession of Fort
George, at Niaga n, on the 12th of Da-
center, 1813, wit iroot opposition.

per Canada, have relieved both Provinces • from the pressure of the armies invading them, and have obliged the divisions of General Hampton and General Wilkinson to retire to their own territory, and seek for winter quarters, under circumstances to highly disadvantageous as to have produced in both of them discontent, desertion, and disease. The well-timed appearance of a small fegular force in General Wilkinson's front, which I had pushed forward from the Co. u de Lac, to support and give considence Ko the Glengarry and Stormont militia, very


With Biographical

Memoirs of distinguished Characters recently deceased.

A GENTLE thaw having in the begix- view of the building for this month, which

ning of this month brought vast masses of floating ice and snow down tile Thames, the whole accumulated in one compact body, between London and Blackfriars bridges, so that on the return of the frost, that part of the Thames became firm and united. In consequence, for many toys, booths were erected on the ice, and thousands of people passed in all directions, and partook of the usual amusements ef a fair. The separation of the masses, after a few days, occasioned some accidents, but fewer than might have been expected from the hardihood of many, attd the numerous interstices which always presented themselves between the ice. Above Blackfriar's bridge, and below London bridge, there was no union of the unasses. . About six o'clock on Saturday morning, the 12th, the vast pile of building of the Custom House was discovered to be on tite, and in a few hôurs it was totally consumed, together with all its conteuis, including books and papers of every description. About eight o’clock the fire had made such rapid progress, that all attempts to save the building were given up, and the firemen directed their atteution to the warehouses opposite. About haif-past nine an explosion of gun-powder took place, which was heard and felt ten miles. The fire continued to burn with unabated fury till the interior of the Custom House was consumed. Of the athout of property lost, no conjecture can be formed, but it must have been immense. Various causes are assigned as to tire origin of this calamity; but there does not appear to be any reason to suppose that it was other than accidental. The first Custom House built in London, was in 1559; it was burnt down in 1718, and rebuilt the same year. We think it somewhat remarkable, that we should have presented our readers with a view of the new one in our last Magazine; and it so bappens, that we had prepared . i

has siuce been adopted as a temporary Custon issouse, till the new one is frnisheu. M A R RIFY). At Thames Hjitton, the Hon. and Rev. F. P. Bouvelie, third son of the Earl of Radiior, to Eliza, youngest daughter of the late Sir R. J. Sullivan, bart. of Thames Ditton. R. Best, of Mereworth, to Harriet Read, second daughter of the late Lieut.-Col. A. R. of the Madras establishinent. At Hain:mersmith Church, Mr. T. Matthews, of Bristol, to Miss King, of Hammersmith 'i'crrace. At West Clandon, W. Lane, esq. of Send, near Guidiord, to Miss Pinion, of Clandon. Mr. Long, jitn. of Bisham i'ark, Berks, to Wiiss Westbrooke, of Stuł, bin: J. C. Herries, esq. the Commissary in Chief, to Miss S. Dorington, of Queensquare. C. Kent, esq. of Fulham, to Miss Parmeter, of Burgh. : Lieut. C. S. Ricketts, R. N. to Miss Eliz. Sophia Aubry, only daughter of the late Col. T. A. Mr. J. Gray, of Westham, brewer, to Lydia, youngest daughter of J. Shears, esq. of Keullington. At Tottetian, G. P. Holt, esq. of that place, to Chariotte Elizabeth, second daughter of M, Wharton, esq. of Edmonton. ' Mr. C. E. Burge, second son of G. B. esq. of Upper Ciaplon, to Miss Cockeli, of i)alston. R. Gooch, of Aldermanbury, M.D. (a Satah, third daughter of B. Travers, esq. of Shirley. Mir. J. Chamberlim, of the Park, Peck. haul, to Miss K. F. Hayward, of Fingest House. The Rev. W. Wodsworth, rector of St. Peter's, Sandwich, 10 Miss Barlow, daugh. ter of S. B. esq. of Jermyll-sireet, St. James's - - Mr. Havitt, coq, surgeon, of Norfolkstreet, 170 street, Strand, to Miss M. Bryan, fourth. daughter of Mr. W. Bryan, late of Hadlow. Mr. C. Barnes, of Hampton Wick, to Miss H. Jukes, of Mere. The Rev. Henry Moore, nephew to the Marquis of Drogheda, to Lucy, youngest daughter of the late Dr. Currie, of liverpool. Archer Newton Pottel, esq. to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Thomas Atkinson, of Backbarrow. Henry Peters, esq. eldest son of Henry P. esq. of Betchworth Castle, to Calo'ine Mary Susannah, daughter of J. Canipbell, esq. of Listom-hali, master in chancery. Capt. G. W. Willes, of his M.S. Bacchus, to A. E. Lacon, daughter of Sir E. L. of Yarmouth. T. Ciutterbuck, esq. of Bradford Leich, to Henrietta, eldest daughter of David Ricardo, esq. of Upper Brooke-street. W. L. Rogers, esq. of Lincolns Inn, to Georgiana Louisa, eldest daughter of G. Danieli, esq. of Lincoln's Inn Fields. C. Farebrother, esq. of Beaufort Buildings, to Miss Eliza Broadhurst, of Kenmington. Mr. Wall, of Turnham Green, to Miss Wells, of Hammersmith. W. Dunn, esq. of the Stock Fxchange, to IMiss Pearson, of Haberdasher's Ho. Hoxton. The Right Hon. Charles Arbuthnot, M.P. to Miss Harriet, youngest daughter of the late Hon. Henry Fame. The Right Hon. Thomas Wallace, M.P. to the Right Hon. Jane Viscountess Melville. Mr. G. Lathem, of his majesty's household, to Miss Charlotte Read, of Grosvenor Flace. John K. Powditch, esq. of Camberwell, to Miss Char. Hirst, of Chelsea. HDIER). Aged 73, the Rev. Dr. Duncan, late minister of the Scots Church, Peter-street, Golden-square. At Epsom, 64, J. S. Whiting, esq. In Sackville-street, Mrs. Grant, wife of J. L. G. esq. of Farnborough Hill. At Gloucester Terrace, Whitechapel, $6, in consequence of her clothes taking fire, Mary, the wife of Mr. J. Ball. Mrs. Hilliard, the wife of E. H. esq. of Cowley House, near Uxbridge. In Mortimer-street, Mrs. Markhum, relict of the late Archbishop of York. Aged 90, the Rev. P. Debary, vicar of Hurstborn Tarrans, Hants, and of Barbage, Wilts. Aged 58, E. Williams, esq. of Upper Berkeley-street, Portman-square, Commissioner of Hackney Coaches, Hawkers, &c. and formerly major in the 32d regt. Lady Maria Hamilton, eldest surviving daughter of the Marquis of Abercorn. At Staines, Emma, the daughter of S. Atkins, esq. At Twickenham, 50, Miss M. Wicks.


Marriages and Deaths in and near London. [March 1, At Turnham-green, 73, Mrs. Secar, wife.

of T. S. esq. At Sydenham, the Rev. W. Langford,

D.D. one of the Canons of Windsor, and

Fellow of Eton College.

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January last, 60, J. Warrell, esq. formerly

of the island of Barbadoes. IV. Beckley, esq. late of Fort street, Spitalfields, and of Maryland Point, Essex, 68. In South Audley-street, 78, the Rev. JV. Garstang, 46 years one of the chaplains of the Portuguese Chapel Royal,in this Country. At Trevereux, Limpsfield, Mr. R. Sandiland, 75. J. Smith, esq. eldest son of T. Smith, esq. of Stoke Newington, Middlesex. He had for some years been British Charge d'Affaires at Sardinia. At East Peckham, the Rev. Mr. Mitchett, Curate. At Sudbury, near Harrow, 95, Mrs. J. Moore, of the Queen's household. Mrs. Street, wife of Thomas Street, esq. and daughter of the late Rev. Archdeacon Riding. In Gray's Inn, W. Lyon, esq.

In Saville row, London, 71, General Sir

T. Trigge, H.B. Lieutenant-general of the Ordnance. * * In King's-square, Bristol, Richard Ivyleaf, esq. At Brighton, 84, Sir Richard Neave, bart. of Dagnam Park, a considerable and wealthy merchant, and many years a director of the Bauk of England. In


In Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, James Neild esq. one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for the counties of Buckingham, Kent, Middlesex, and the city and liberty of Westminster, Treasurer to the Society for the Relief of Persons confined for small Debts, and a gentleman well known for his ‘Active BENEvoleNoe in visiting all the prisons in this country, and doing every thing in his power to alleviate the distresses of their wretched inhabitants. We can speak of his worth in this respect, from personal knowledge, and can aver, that no man since How ARD has, in attention to prisons, merited more highly the public esteem and gratitude. He doubtless did much good, and more may be expected to result from his labours; but he experienced many mortifications from the indifference of his contemporaries, or the universai corruption of the departments of the administration which he zealously laboured to reform. His experience proved, what required little proof, that no part of a stream can be pure which is muddy at the source. In London-street, Fenchurch-street, 76, Baniel Nantes, esq. At Kensington, Frances, relict of James Unwin, esq. of Wotton Lodge. At his lodgings in Oxford street, the benevolent Francois Comte D'Albignac, bishop of Angouieme, in France, and one of the almoners of Louis XVI. He emigrated to this country at the commencement of the French Revolution. In Carmarthen-street, Lieutenant-Colonel Aubrey, formerly M.P. for Wallingford, and only brother of Sir J. Aubrey obart. M. P. He was an inspecting fic, d.o.ficer for Oxfordshire, and one of the oidest majors in his Majesty's service, having been appointed to that rank the 7th of June, 1782. At the battle of Bunker’s hill, in America, in 1775, he commanded a company in the 47th regin:ent of foot, and was one of the few officers present in that sanguinary action, who escaped without being wounded. In the 22d year of her age, Sarah, the beloved wife of George Buckton, jun. of Doctor's Commons, proctor, to whom she was married only in August last. She possessed every virtue that adorns the good while living, and was loved by all who knew her: and dead, she is by all sincerely, though unavailingly, move that plant to a soil more congenial for it.” In Bernard-street, of an apoplectic fit, Francis Rivers, esq. of Spring Gardens. John Wightwick, jun, esq. of the Ilmer Temple, and younger son of John Wightwick, esq. of Sandgate, near Chertsey. Major O'Neil, of the 9th regiment, and assistant quarter-master general to the forces.

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In Belgrave-place, 82, Alex. Yeates, esq.

In Somerset-street, 63, Thomas Greenwood Fothergill, esq. In Austin Friars, Dr. William Scott, late of the army medical establishment. In Smith's Square West, 39, Mr. Archi. bald Mac Gougan, late of the Canohue and Doris frigates. James Philipson, esq. of Owen's-place, Islington. At his chambers, Clifford's Int, JoJo's Po hitfield, esq. many years a performer on the London theatres, and though not the first in the miscic art, was always respectable, and through life was esteemed in ths character of an honest titan. In Alfred place, Bedford.square, Wm. A learander, esq. late of the island of St. Vincent's. in Jermyn street, 60, W. Cooper, esq. He had filled a situation in the Excise Of. fice between 40 and 50 years. In Portman Place, Paddington, Mr. Wit. ding, of New Bond-street. Suddenly, 64, Mr. T. Willett, of Penton Piace, Walworth. Anna Maria, eldest daughter of the Bishop of Sodor and Mann. In Cannon-row, Westminster, John Dawes, esq. At Kensington, Frances, wife of F. Magniac, esq. g In St. James's Place, 34, Eliza, the wife of W. iDacres Adams, esq. Aged 61, Mrs. Hooper, relict of the late Jas. H. esq. of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, whose death we noticed in our last. Aged 89, Mr. Peter Vincent, of Wardourstreet, Soho. Mrs. Murdoch, of Ham Place, Sloanestreet, Chelsea. Mrs. Eiz. Larent, wife of Mr. L. L. music-selier, New Bond-street. At his son's, Grafton-street, 66, Mr. C. Ray, of Wigtom. At Pak Place, Camberwell Grove, sincerely lametted by her fanniy and frientis, 65, Mrs. Barber, the wife of Mr. B. At Clapham, 22, Mr. Samuel Archdale Beddoma. At an advanced age, Mrs. Ray, of Russe!! House, Stieatham. Harriett, wife 9: Henry Richmond, esq. at his house in John-street, Bedword-row. Miss Clarke, only daughter of the late Esna C. esq. of Sadler's Hall. In Jubilee Place, Chelsea, Geo. Feagan, csq. many years second clerk in the Secretary's Office, Chelsea Hospital. Mrs. Fleming, wife of Richard F. esq. of the Terrace. Tottenham Court Road. At her house in St. James's Place, the Countess of Lucau, mother to the present Countess of Spencer. At Brighton, MRs. Bearcroft, widow of the late ilon. Edwald Bearcroft, chief justice of Chester. At Pimlico, Hr. Hilliam Stukeman. - 42,

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