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ciliation had not been manifested towards “ That no private bills be read a first time the United States, bat Government had after the 24th of February next; and that asserted that the Berlin and Milan decrees
no report of a private bili be received after had been revoked by France: we had the 20th of April next.” Agreed to. denied it. He defied the Right Hon. Gen In consequence of some observations tleman to state a single fact that had oc from Mr. Creevey, relating to the offices curred since the 20 November 1810 to of Clerk of the Privy Council and the prove that those Decrees had not been Marshal of the Admiralty being conferred revoked. He ardently wished for peace, upon members of that House, and the and was of opinion the character of Buo
Paymastership of Widows' Pensions not naparte was no ground of objection to being abolished, a short discussion ennegotiating. Both countries were great, sued, which was terminated by the rejec. but England was a country of factitious tion of a motion for appointing a Commit. greatness, and France of natural great tee of Inquiry. ness. · Would to God she bad ships, co!o. Mr. Hutchinson gave notice, that on the nies, and commerce; for until she has first Tuesday in March he would move for each and all, he feared, there was no a Repeal of the Act of Legislative Union chance of peace to the rest of the world ! between Great Britain and Ireland.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer replied with warmth, that the concluding prayer House of Lords, Jan. 10. of the Hon. Gentleman afforded a clue to The Earl of Liverpool, in a neat speech, bis reasoning: if he thought it for the in which he warmly panegyrised the Goa interest of this country that Buonaparte vernor General of India, Sir S. Auchmury, should have ships, colonies, and com Gen. Abercrombie, and Coronels Ward merce, it was but natural that he should
and Gillespie, with Commodore Rowley, disapprove of all those means that may moved the Thanks of the House to “ Lord have been resorted to, to deprive the French Minto, for his zeal, wisdom, and ability, in Ruler of them. The Hon. Gentleman had attacking the Enemy's possessions in the complained of the present state of affairs East." in the Peninsula. Did he recollect the The Earl of Moira would not opposé state of these affairs at the commence the Vote, though he was adverse to the ·ment of the last Session ? and his pro system of Island conquests, which was phecies upon that occasion ? if he did, merely the purchase of a more extended bis confidence in his own foresight ought cemetery for our soldiers. to be a little shaken; instead of it, they Lord Grenville praised the speech of the find hiin prepared to re-prophesy.
Noble Secretary: be cordially supported “Destroy his web of sophistry in vain, the present Vote, which was for a distinThe creature's at his dirty work again.” guished union of political and military Before this time we were to have been success. swept from the face of the Peninsula,“mto The Earl of Buckinghamshire returned have been driven into the sea. Instead of thanks for the tribute paid to Lord Minto. which we have driven the French out of This motion being carried, was followed Portugal, and have kept possession of that by separate Votes of Thanks to Generals country in defiance of their hosts. He Auchmuty and Abercromby, Admirals was happy to state that the military force Bertie and Stopford, Lieut.-cols. Gillesat present in the Peninsula was by 10,000 pie and Wetherall, Commodores Rowley men more than it was at this time last and Broughton, and the officers, soldiers, year. The Hon. Gentleman concluded and marines, employed in the expedition with saying, that he should regret a war to Mauritius, Bourbon, and Java. with America, which would be injurious to us, but more so to America.
In the Commons, the same day, Mr. Gen. Tarleton, Mr. Creerey, and Mr.Hut Ryder gave notice of a motion for the chinson, spoke at some length ; after which appointment of a Committee to take into Mr. Creevey's motion, that tlie report be consideration the inadequacy of the Nightbrought up that day week, was negatived, ly Watch einployed in the Metropolis. the report itself read a first and second The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in time, and ordered to be presented to the moving the Thanks of the House to Lord Prince Regent.
Minto and Sir S. Auchmuty, for their ser
vices in the East, stated that the merit of Jan. 9.
having planned all the expeditions beLord J. Thynne brought up the Prince longed solely to the former. After noticRegent's Answer to the Address, thanking ing, in terms of high praise, the conduct the Commons for offering to provide amply of Commodore Rowley in wresting the súand suitably for the comfort and dignity of periority from the French in the Indian bis Royal Father under the calamity' wiih seas; the gallantry of Sir S. Auchmuty, which he was afflicted.
Colonels Gillespie and M.Leod, the latter The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved, of whom died in carrying a redoubt; he
moved first, That Thanks be voted to Lord He then stated that greater dangers never Minto for the wisdom and ability with encompassed any army than those in which he had applied the resources in which Sir S. Auchmuty bad been involved. trusted to him, to the destruction of the That gallant General had no alternative French power in the East Indies; stating but a disgraceful and precipitate retreat, further, that the brilliant successes which or an assault by storm, in which the had attended our arms were owing to that safety of the whole army was at stake. vigorous system of operations which he He concluded by stating, that he thought had so wisely adopted and pursued. justice had not been done to Commodore
Mr. Sheridan thought the merits of Lord Rowley, who, by rallying our broken force Minto had not been made out: no neces in the Indian seas, paved the way for the sity had been stated for the Noble Lord subsequent successes. accompanying the expedition, and super Messrs. Yorke, Ryder, Freemantle, intending the military and naval opera Grant, and Elliott, supported the motions tions in person.
He disapproved of this which was opposed by Messrs. Whitbread, civil controul, which was too like the sys P. Moore, General Tarleton, and Sir H. tem adopted by the French in the revolu- Montgomery. tionary war, when civil deputies from the The motion was afterwards carried Convention were sent to superintend the without a division, as were separate votes commanders of armies. It was confessed of Thanks to the officers, soldiers, &e. that Lord Minto had undertaken the ex employed in the expedition to Jáva. Votes pedition contrary to the advice of every of thanks to Commodores Rowley and person, even of Admiral Drury himself. Broughton were likewise carried.
INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. Admiralty-office, Jan. 4. Admiral Sir on by the first Lieutenant, Eaton Travers Roger Curtis has transmitted a letter from and Lieut. Pipon, of the royal marines, Capt. Symes, of the sloop Thracian, giving forced their way into the battery in the an account of his having, on the 18th ult. most gallant style, under a very heavy driven. on shore, under Cape Levie, a large fire of musketry, obliging more than treble French lugger privateer, pierced for. 18 their numbers to fly in all directions, guns, and full of men, which was totally leaving behind about 30 men and 50 stand dashed to pieces on the rocks.
The guns, which were 24
pounders, were then thrown over the Almiralty-office, Jan. 11. A letter cliff, the magazines, &c. destroyed, and from Vice-admiral Sir Edward Pellew, the two remaining gun-vessels brought bart. Conimander-in-Chief of his Majes- off.-The zeal and gallantry of all the ofty's ships and vessels in the Mediterra ficers and crew in this affair could not pean, dated on board the Caledonia, at have been exceeded; but I cannot find Port Mahon, 7th Nov. 1811, incloses the words to express my admiration at the following account from the Hon. Capt. manner in which Lieut. Travers comDuncan, of the Imperieuse, stating the manded and headed the boats' crews and capture of three gun-boats, at Possitano, 'landing party, setting the most noble exin the Gulph of Salerno, on the 11th ult. ample of intrepidity to the officers and Sir, Imperieuse, Gulph of Salerno, men under him.-Owing to baffling winds, Oct. 11.
the ship was unavoidably exposed to a I have the honour to inform you, that raking fire going in; but the foretup-sailhis Majesty's ship under my command, yard shot away, is the only damage of this morning attacked three of the Ene any consequence.I have to regret the my's gun-vessels, carrying each an 18. loss of one marne killed, and two are pounder and $2 men, moored under the wounded, HENRY DUNCAN, Captain. walls of a strong fort, near the town of To Sir Edward Pellew, bart. Rc, &c. Possitano, in the Gulph of Salerno. The Killed and wounded.T.Workman, priImperieuse was anchored about 11 o'clock vate marine, killed; 0. Jones, slightly within range of grape, and in a few mi wounded; D. Jones, ditto. nutes the Enemy were driven from their
Henry DUNCAI, Captain. guns, and one of the gun-boats was sunk. Vice-adm. Sir Edward Pellew, bart. has It, however, became absolutely necessary transmitted a letter from Capt. J. S. Tetto get possession of the fort, the fire of ley, of the Guadaloupe sloop, giving an which, though silenced, yet (from its account of his having captured, Oct. 24, being regularly walled round on all sides) off Cape Blanco, after a chace of 13 hours, the ship could nit dislodge the soldiers the French schooner privateer Syrene, of and those of the vessel's crews who had six guns, pierced for 12, with a complemade their escape on shore and taken ment of 61 pien; eight days from Lego shelter in it; the marines and a party of horn, on her first cruise, and had made seamen were therefore landed, and, led no capture.
Rear-adm. Foley has transmitted a let. the proceedings of the army under my ter from Capt. George Downie, of the command. Royalist sloop, giving an account of his Immediately on receiving the intellihaving captured, Jan. 6, the French lug- gence of General Jansens's retreat from ger privateer Le Furet, of 14 guns and Bugtenzorg by an Eastern route, and the 56 men, off Folkestone, after a short occupation of that post by our troops, I chace. She had been two days out from placed a force consisting of the 3d batta. Calais, during which time she had made lion of Bengal volunteers, and a detach. no capture.
ment of artillery with two guns, under the Vice-adm. Otway has transmitted a let order of Colonel Wood, and directed his ter from Capt. Lewis Hole, giving an ac embarkation, in conmunication with Rear. count of his having captured, Dec. 30, Admiral Stopford, who ordered three fri. after a short chace, St. Abb's Head bear gates on this service, for the purpose of ing West 70 miles, the Danish cutier pri- occupying the fort of Cheribon. Transvateer Alvor, of 70 tons, having 14 guns ports were at the same time put in a state mounted, with a complement of 38 men; of preparation for a force, consisting of the out of North Bergen 15 days, without detachinent of the Royal, and a company having made any capture.
of Bengal artillery, a troop of his Majesty's 22d dragoons, bis Majesty's 14th and
78th regiments of foot, the 4th battalion LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY.
of Bengal volunteer Sepoys, the Madras Downing-street, Jan. 20. Capt. Harris, pioneers, and a small ordnance equip. commanding bis Majesty's ship Sir Fran ment, with which it was my intention to cis Drake, arrived last night at Lord embark, and accompanying Rear-admi. Liverpool's office, with a dispatch, in which ral Stopford with the squadron, for the the following were inclosures, addressed to attack of Sourabaya aud Fort Louis, to
his Lordship by Governor Farquhar, dated wards which place it was supposed the • Port Louis, Isle of France, Oct. 22, 1811, enemy had retired. Sir,
Batavia, Sept. 29. A large part of his Majesty's 14th regiI had the honour to acquaint you in my ment, the royal artillery, and six field. dispatch of the 1st inst. that the conquest pieces, were, by the kindness of Rearof Java was at that time substantially ac aclmiral Stopford, received on board his complished by the glorious and decisive Majesty's ships of war, and they, with victory of the 20th of August. I am hap the transports, sajled as they could be got py to announce to your Excellency the re ready for sea, with orders to rendezvous alization of those views, by the actual sur off the point of Sidayo, near the Western render of the island and its dependencies entrance of the harbour of Sourabaya. I by a capitulation concluded between their einbarked on the 4th of September ; and Excellencies Lieut.-gen. Sir S. Auchmuty early in the morning on the 5th, sailed to and Gen. Jansens, on the 18th September. join the troops in his Majesty's ship Mo. I have the honour to inclose a report wbich deste, which the Admiral, in attention to the Commander in Chief has addressed to my convenience, had allotted for my acme of the proceedings of the army subse commodation. quent to the 26th August, with its inclo On the 6th of September, when on the sures. Your Excellency will observe with point of Indermayo, I learned from an satisfaction, from these documents, that express-boat which had been boarded by the final pacification of the island has Commodore. Broughton, that Cheribon been hastened by fresh examples of the was in posse:sion of the frigates detached same spirit, decisiou, and judgment, on that service, having separated from the which bave marked the measures of his transport on board of which all their Excellency the Commander in Chief, and troops but the Commodore had embarked. of the same gallantry which has charac Captain Beaver, the senior officer of the terized the troops since the hour of their squadron, had landed the seamen and disembarkation on this coast. The Com marines, and occupied the fort, which mander in Chief will sail in a few days for surrendered to his summons in time to India, and I flatter myself that I shall be make a prisoner of Brigadier Jamelle, able to embark on board his Majesty's while passing on his route from Bugtenship Modeste, for Bengal, about the mid zorg, with many other officers and troops. dte of October.
MINTO. Letters intercepted on this occasion from ** To his Excellency R. T. Farquhar, Esq. General Japsens announced his intention &c. &c. &c. Isle of France.
to collect his remaining force near SamaMolesie, off" Samarang, Sept. 21. sang, and to retire on Solo. This intelliMy Lord,
gence det ed me to sail for Cheribon, I have the honour to submit to your where I arrived on the evening of the 7th Lorrlship a continuation of the report, of September ; and finding that no troops which it is my duty to lay before you, of had yet arrived, that a detachment of sea.
men and marines had marched inland on attack the town : a summons was first the Bugtenzorg road, and been successful sent to the Commandant, and it appeared in securing great numbers of the fugitives that the Enemy had (as at Batavia) evafrom thence, and gaining possession, on cuated the place, leaving it to be surrenterms of capitulation, of the post of Carong dered by the Commander of the BurghSambong on that route, I sent immediate ers. It was that night occupied by a de. orders for the march of reinforcements tachment under Colonel Gibbs; and all from the district of Batavia. The cavalry, the troops I could collect were landed on half of the horse artillery, and the detach the following day. ment of his Majesty's 89th regiment from It was ascertained that the Enemy had Bugtenzorg, were desired to join me at retired to a strong position, about six Samarang, by the route of Cheribon, and miles distance on the Solo road, carrying the light infantry volunteer battalion was with him all the chief civil as well as miliordered to embark at Batavia for the same tary officers of the district, and that he place.
was busied in completing batteries and I obtained from Captain Beaver, of his intrenchments in a pass of the hills, where Majesty's ship Nisus, the dispatch of ves he had collected the residue of his regular sels in every direction, to meet the strag- troops, some cannon, and a force, includgling transports on their route to Soura- ing the auxiliary troups of the native baya, and direct them all to rendezvous princes, exceeding eight hundred men, at Samarang; addressing a letter to the cavalry, infantry, and artillery, comHonourable Admiral Stopford, to Com- manded by many European officers of modore Broughton, and all the Captains rank. of his Majesty's ships, requesting them to As any check of the attempts of our give similar orders. I sailed the same troops at this important period might have evening in the Modeste, and, after meet been productive of the worst effects, I ing the Windham transport, and ordering thought it prudent to wait the hourly exher with the 3d volunteer battalion tu pected arrival of a larger force; but after Chcribon, directed my course to Sama two days passed at Samarang without their rang. I arrived there on the 9th, and
appearance, I resolved to risk an attack was shortly afterwards joined by Rear with the slender means at my disposal, adıniral Stopford, the Commodore, and a rather than to give the Eperny confidence few transports, having on board a part of by a longer delay, or afford them time to his Majesty's 14th regiment, half the 78th, complete their works, which were said to the artillery detachments, six field-pieces, be still imperfect. and the detachment of pioneers.
For these reasons, on the evening of the To ascertain the fact of General Jan. 14th, I had directed preparations to be sens's presence, and feel how far the cap made for an attack on the following day, ture of General Jamelle and the troops when intelligence arrived that the Windfrom Bagtenzorg might have changed bis ham had sailed for Cheribon with some plan, I repeated to him on the 10th, in troops, and several vessels were seen in concert with the Admiral, an invitation to the offing : I therefore countermanded the surrender the island on terms of capitula- orders, in the expectation of succours, but tion; and Captain Ellioit and Colonel the Admiral, anxious, on account of the Agnew were charged with the communi- approaching unfavourable season, to secation. They saw the General,-received cure a safe anchorage for the ships, sailed his reply,-ascertained that he had still in the morning, with two ships of the line with bim at least a numerous staff, and aud three frigates, to aitack Fort Louis, that he professed a determination to per- and, if successful, to occupy the harbour severe in the contest. The small force of Sourabaya. with me did not admit of my attempting The Windham alone arrived in the to assault the place, while it was supposed course of the night, and even the very to be thus occupied ; but an attack was slender reinforcenient wbich she brought made that night by the boats of the squad- was, siluated as we were, of great importron on several gumu vessels of the enemy ance, and it enabled me to withdraw all moored across the entrance of the rivers the European garrison from the fort of leading to the town end: the precipitation Samarang, and to add a company of Sewith which they were abandoned gave a poys to the field force, which thus strengthcharacter of probability to accounts which ened did not exceed one thousands one reached us from fishermen and others, hundred infantry, and the necessary arthat the General was occupied in with- tillery to man four six-pounders, with drawing his troops to the interior, and had some pioneers. fortified a position at a short distance on I did not think it proper to assume the the road towards Solo or Soercarta, the direct command of so small a detachment; residence of the Emperor of Java.
I confided it to Colonel Gibbs, of his MaOn the 12th of September, as no other jesty's 59th regiment, proceeding, howtroeps had arrived, it was determined to ever, with the troops, that I might be at
hand to profit by any fortunate result of tives with speed, the steepness of the road, the attack.
and the necessity for removing chevaux Experience had warranted my reposing de'frise with which the passage was ob. the fullest confidence in the salour and structed, gave time for the escape of the discipline of the troops I had the good Enemy, while our troops, exhausted by fortune to command, and taught me to their exertions, were recovering their appreciate those which the Enemy could breath. oppose to them. Many of the fugitives It was evident that their army was from Cornelius were in their ranks, and completely discuited; several officers, the rest of their forces were strongly im some of them of rank, were taken; their pressed, by their exaggerated accounts, native allies, panic struck, had abandonwith the dangers to be dreaded from the ed their officers, and only a few pieces of impetuosity of our troops. I did not, horse artillery remained of their field ordtherefore, feel apprehension of any un
With these they attempted to furtunate result from attacking the Enemy cover their retreat, pursued by Colonel with numbers so very disproportionate; Gibbs, who, with the detachment, passed but from our total want of cavalry, I did several incomplete and abandoned batte. not expect to derive from it any very de ries; and at noon, and after twelve milegi cisive advantage, beyond that of driving march over a rugged country, approached them from the position they had chosen. the village of Oonarang, in which, and in
The sinall party of cavalry, of which the small fort beyond it, the Enemy apI had been disappointed by the absence peared to have halted, and collected in of the transports which conveyed them, irregular masses. Small cannon from the would have been invaluable ; much of the fort and village opened on the line as it Enemy's force was mounted, and they advanced. Our field-pieces were brought had some horse artillery, while not even up to a commanding station, and by their the horses of my staff were arrived, and fire covered the formation of the troops, our artillery and ammunition were to be who, led by Colonel Gibbs, were advancmoved by hand by the lascars and pio ing to assault the fort, when it was evaneers, who for this purpose were attached cuated by the Enemy; alarmed by our to the field-pieces.
fire, they were seen to abandon it and its Colonel Gibbs marched at two o'clock vicinity in the utmost confusion, leaving on the morning of the 16th from Sama some light guns with much ammunition yang, and after ascending some steep hills, and provisions in the village, where they at the distance of near six miles, the fires had broken the bridge to impede pursuit; of the Enemy appeared a little before the the road beyond it was covered with the dawn of day extending along the summit caps, clothing, and military equipments of a hill, which crossed our front at Jattee of their troops, who seemed to have been Allee, and over part of which the road completely routed and dispersed. was cut; the doubtful light, and great A number of officers made prisoners height of the hill they occupied, made the confirmed this belief; our troops had position appear at first most formidable. however marched so far, that they were It was resolved to attack it immediately, unequal to a longer pursuit, and were and as the leading division or advance of quartered in the fort and the barracks the detachments moved forward to turn which the Enemy had quitted. the Enemy's left, a fire was opened on Early in the night, Brigadier Winklethem from many guns placed on the sum man, with some other officers, came into mit of the hill, and various positions ou my quarters with a flag of truce from its face, which completely cominanded General Jansens, who was stated to be the road ; these were answered by our fifteen miles in advance of my position, feld-pieces as they came up, with the Solatiga, on the road to Solo; the Brigaeffect, though fired from a considerable dier was charged to request an armistice, distance, and with great elevation, of that the Governor-General might commuconfusing the Enemy's artillery in direct- nicate with your Lordship on terms of ing their fire, from which a very trifting capitulation. He was informed by my loss was sustained. Their flank was turned direction, that he inust treat with me, and with little difficulty but what arose from that without delay; I, however, consent. the extreme steepness of the ascent, and ed, in consideration of the distance of his after a short but ineffectual attempt to position, to grant, for the express purstop, by the fire of some guns advan: agen pose of capitulation, an armistice of twenously posted across a deep ravine, the ty-four hours, to commence from six advance of the body of our detachment, o'clock on the following morning, and the Enemy abandoned the greatest part limited in its effects to the forces present. of their artillery, and were seen in great With this answer Brigadier Winkleman Numbers, and in great confusion, in full returnert, accepting the armistice proretreat.
posed. Qur want of cavalry to follow the fugi I was perfectly aware of the general sek.