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timents of Rear-admiral Stopford regard- terior, would not admit of delay, I assumed
ing the object on which our joint services a firm tone; and, desiring Gen. Wiokle-
were employed, from the unreserved com man to be informed that personal respect
munication I had held with him. He had for the character of Gen. Jansens had
sailed for Sourabaya with the declared alone induced me to grant any terms to
intention of attacking Fort Louis, and of his army, announced to him that the ar-
returning to his station when the service mistice would cease at the appointed
was accomplished; and he was most hour, and the troops march forward at the
anxious for its speedy termination, as he same time.
bad informed me, he did not think ships Col. Agnew gave orders for this purpose
would be safe on the Northern coasts of in his presence; and informed him, that
Java after the 4th of October, unless if Gen. Jansens allowed the opportunity
Sourabaya was in our possession. of recapitulating now offered to escape,

All these considerations were strong in by not accepting the terins already premy mind against the delay of a reference pared, no other could be offered. Brig. to him; and, confident that the important Winkleman returned with all speed to object of attaining for Great Britain an Gen. Jansens, and Col. Gibbs marched . iminediate surrender of the island ought' with his detachment at six o'clock on the

not to be impeded or delayed by any point road to Soligata, where, after advancing
merely of form, I did not hesitate to act about five miles, he was met by Brig.
in lividually, and on my sole responsibi- Winkleman, bearing the capitulation,
Jity, for the interests of the State, I had confirmed by the signature of Gen, Jan-
also cause to fear, if the favourable mo sens, and accompanied by a letter, No.
ment was allowed to pass, that the allies 2, which strongly marked the acuteness of
of the Enemy might recover from their his feelings at being compelled, by the
panic, that General Jansens might learn desertion of his allies, and the destruction
the small amount of our force, that he of his army, to adopt this measure.
might again collect his troops and retire The detachment counter-marched im-
on Solo, where, profiting by the period of wediately, aud, after sending a company
the approaching rains, he might prolong (at the request of Brig. Winkleman) to
the contest; and, though I could not doubt secure the guns on the post of Soligata,
its ultimate success, a war in the interior moved back to Oonarang, whence on the
would have embarrassed our arrange- evening I returned to Samarang, just be.
ments, and have involved the affairs of fore Gen, Jansens had announced his in-
the colony in inextricable confusion, tention of joining me at the former place.

On the forenoon of the 17th of Septem The General, with great part of his offi. ber, the Commandeur De Kock, Briga cers, also reached Samarang that night. dier and Chief of the Staff of the French I visited him on the following day, and army in Java, arrived at Oonarang, with arranged for the equipment of a transport powers from Gen. Janseps to treat of a to convey him to Batavia, with his suite, capitulation, which I authorized Col. Ag on which they embarked this morning. new, the Adjutant-general of the Forces, I have dispatched Col. Gibbs to assume to discuss with him on my part: the re the command of the division of Sourabaya, sult was, the signature by them of the to which I have allotted his Majesty's 78th articles I have the honour to inclose, No. regiment, the 4th volunteer battalion, the 1, with which Gen. De Kock returned in light infantry battalion, and the royal arthe afternoon to obtain Gen. Jansens's ap- tillery. I have sent a small detachment proval.

under Major Yule, of the 20th Bengal reAt 3 o'clock in the morning of the 18th, giment, an officer on whose conduct I Brig. Winkleman arrived at my quarters have much reliance, to accoinpany the from Gen. Jansens, who declined to sign Prince of Samanap and his force to the the articles which had been agreed upon, island of Madnra, where I have directed adverting particularly to those which con the Major to assume command, subject cerned the debts of the Government to in to the general controul of Col. Gibbs; he dividuals. He requested that I would has been instructed to occupy the small meet the General half way, or stated that forts of Joanna and Rambang on his route ; he would, if preferred, come to my quar- and I have directed that of Japara to be ters at Oonarang, for the purpose of dis- occupied from Samarang. Idiamayo and cussion or explanation of those a.ticles. Pacalonga have been garrisoned by troops

As the situation in which it is evident from Cheribon. In mentioning the Prince he stood deprived him of all claim to of Samauap, it would be unjust to him those terms of capitulation which, had he not to report, that, prior to my march profited by the former invitations, made from Samarang to attack the Enemy, he while he still possessed the means of de sent to ask my orders, being, with 2000 fence, he might perhaps bave obtained; of his people, within a short distance at and as my situation, with a furce unequal Damak. He visited me on my return to to prosecute operations farther in the in. Saparang, and expressed an earnest wish ĢENT. Mag. January, 1812.


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for the protection and friendship of the rang shall bare arrived, and the report of British nation.

Capt. Robinson shall have warranted a As Col. Wood requested permission to judgment of the strength of 'these de* relinqnish the command of Samarang, and tachments. return to Bengal, appointed Lieut.-col, I embarked this morning in his Majes. Watson, of his Majesty's 14th regiment, ty's ship Modeste for Batavia, and shall to relieve him in the command. The 14th have the honour of receiving your Lordregiment, a small detachment of artillery, ship's personal commands, and discussing and part of the Sd volunteer battalion, with you the several military arrangehave been stationed at Samarang, and will ments which it may be necessary to make shortly, I trust, be reinforced by the ar for the security of the island of Java and rival of the detachments of the horse ar its dependencies, previous to my return to tillery, cavalry, and 89th regiment. Madras, which it is my wish to do without

I have detached Capt. Robinson, your delay. S. AUCUMUTY, Lieut.-Gen, Lordship's Aide-de-camp, with a small es To the Right Hon. Lord Minto, cort, to the courts of Solo and D'Jogocar Governor General, &c. ta, to deliver a letter from me to the Em (Here follow the Articles of Capitulaperor and Sultan, and announce the tion. They are highly favourable to this change that has taken place. I have also country; and at the same time reflect called upon the residents at their courts, great honour on the British character, The Van Braain and Englehard, to continue, European troops, ander Gen. Jansens, agreeably to the capitulation, the exercise surrendered at discretion, The Native of their functions in behalf of the British Princes, and their troops, who fought unGovernment, and to secure carefully the der them, are treated with great humanity public property of the late Government, and respect. There were only 2 killed at placed in the territories of the respective Jattee Allee, and 10 wounded. The ordPrinces at whose court they reside. nance found in the batteries between Sa.

I have also required the other public marang and Oonarang, and in the latter functionaries of the late Government to fort; amounts to 56 pieces of cannon.] continue in the temporary exercise of their [This Gazette likewise contains copies functions, which hitherto I have found no of letters from Rear-adm. Stopford, Capls. instance of their declining to perform. Beaver, Hillyard, and Harris, relative to

'It will be necessary soon to arrange for the co-operation of the naval force in the the guard of honour attached to the Em reduction of Java and its dependencies, peror and Sultan of the troops of the Eu The attack upon Sourabaya was suggested * ropean Government of Java, and for the by Adm. Stopford, who gives great praise occupation of the ,forts at their capital, to Capt. Harris, of the Sir Francis Drake, and on the lines of communication to and for his successful and able policy in debetween these; but this will be easily ar taching the Sultan of Madura from his al. ranged when the troops ordered to Sama liance with Gen. Jansens.

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE, The following extract of a letter froin The seamen claimed the boat, and could Capt. Morray, of the Medea, dated South not be prevailed upon to stop with me till Uist, Dec. 27, states the melancholy parti. day-light; and their importunity preculars of the loss of that vessel :- The vajled on me to take my chance with them. Medea is a total wreck. We sailed from I threw my papers into the boat wrapped Quebec on the 12th of October ; during up, and only waited a chance to get in, our voyage we lost several of our masts, when a boisterous sea broke over the vessails, &c, owing to the most tempestuous

sel, and buried them all in a watery grave, weather. On the morning of the 22d we | alone escaping, and an old man that was saw the land of this island. As the vessel

below sickly.” was nearly ungovernable, I endeavoured By the annexed article, brought by the to clear the land to run through some of the Anbolt Mails, the loss of the St. George many passages here; but, not having sails

and Defence ships of the line, with all or masts requisite, the sea drove her to their crews, except 18, is ascertained. Leeward, in spite of all our efforts. When On the morning of the 24th ult. they I saw my fate, and the breakers in all di.

struck on the coast of Jutland, and soon rections, ran to the clearest part I after we to pieces. Six only

the crew could see, and let go my best bower, and of the Defence reached the shore, and 12 wore away the most of the cable in 10 fa

of the St. George. There were between thoms water; I found the bottom rocky; 14 and 1500 men on board when the ships and at four a. m. the rocks cut the cable went down; and the sea was so boisterous, nigh the anchor, and cut what remained that all attempts to save them were fruiton board, to make her wear before the less.-

:-" Copenhagen, Dec. 31. Advice pind for the clearest part of the Sound. has been received here of the English Ad.



miral's ship St. George, of, 98 guns, com cooking our breakfast, a prow we had manded by Adm. Reynolds, and the De been watching all the morning stood to: fence, of 74 guns, Capt. David Atkins, wards us, so I ordered every ihing to be having, on the morning of the 24th Dec. got ready. As she approached I observed been stranded on the coast of the Barony she was full of men, and therefore thought of Ryssenstaen, in the district of Ringkis- it prudent to get off; but I could not, for berg. The crew of the first-named ship the prow both out-sailed and out-rowed is said to have consisted of 850 men, and When she came near they began to that of the last, 530 men, exclusive of of. fire. I was now convinced they were pie ficers. lo half an hour after the Defence rates, and determined to board them, struck, she went entirely to pieces, and knowing that to be the only chance ; for, the whole of the crew were drowned, with if they took us, they would have put the the exception of five seamen and one ina. whole of us to death. As soon as we rine, who saved themselves on pieces of came alongside, we cleared our way with the wreck. The body of Capt. Atkins was our inuskets, and jumped on board the washed on shoré. In the afternoon of the prow. There were about 50 men in ber, following day, a part of the St. George's and we only nine, In about half an hour cabin and stern-frane, on which a num we cleared her. By this time we had ber of people were standing, was per drifted near the shore, and the few then ceived from the shore. A piece of the remaining jumped overboard. I observed mast being cut away, a number of people four or five reach the shore, most of them got upon it, of which it is supposed but wounded. I had two men killed; the very few can have escaped, as the waves other six had no wounds of consequence. and current, which ran strong Southerly, Just then the Leda appeared in the offing, with the wind at N. N. W. washed the peo and we took our prize on board her, and ple off it before they could reach the shore. got to the Barracouta about noon." Some endeavoured to save themselves on A small body of our troops signalized a raft, but who, according to report, had themselves by a brilliảnt achievement on perished. Accounts had likewise been the coast of Naples in the latter end of received from Lemvig, stating that the October. Two hundred and fifty soldiers St. George was entirely sunk, and only 12 of the 62d regiment, under Maj. Darley, men of her crew saved.

The ship was who bad embarked at Melazzo in the Imabove 300 fathoms off shore.--- The six pericuse and Thames frigales, with 50 mamen saved out of the Defence have, on rines, under Lieut. Pipon, landed in the examination, declared, that the first cause face of upwards of 900 of the Enerny, unof this misfortune was the St. George der the orders of Gen. Pignatelli, at Pahaving last month lost her masts in a gale linurus, attacked and took his position, of wind when off Holland, in the Belt, and not only maintained it, but, charging and consequently, when she came into the Enemy with fixed bayonets, put them the North Sea, she couid not easily be to fight; next destroyed the Enemy's brought into stays, or keep up with the batteries and cannon, and three gunfleet which came out from Wingoe Souud.” boats; captured six more, and 20 mer

To the above distressing intelligence we chantmen; and after staying two days regret to add the loss of the Hero, of 74 ashore, re-embarked and returned to Mes guns, Capt. Newman, in the dreadful lazzo with their prizes, gale of Dec. 24, which is said to have A communication from Cadiz notices a struck on the Haak sand, near the 'Texel, very gallant affair on the part of the armed where she foundered, and, it is stated, merchant-vessel Regent. She was atevery soul perished. The Grasshopper tacked on the 25th of November, off Aya'sloop struck also on the Haak, but got monte, by three French privateers, with over it, and was subsequently wrecked. which she sustained a smart action for a Capt. Fanshaw, the commander, and the considerable time, till, being at length officers' and crew, are, it is said, saved, able to bring the whole of her guns to bear but are made prisoners of war in Holland. on one of the assailants, she gave her such

A letter from G. Tyrrell, late Acting a broadside as sunk ber immediately ; Lieutenant of the Barracouta, and then whereupon her companions with difficulty. on board the Illustrious, in Batavia

made their escape.

The Regent.carries Roads, dated Aug. 30, says, “The Bar 12 guns, and 36 men. racouta lying at anchor at Bantam, some Accounts from Basque Roads state the of the natives came on board, and told us, loss of the boats of the Conquestadore and if we would send a boat to a place they Colossus, with about 100 men. The folpointed out, they would give us refresh- lowing particulars are communicated in a

I was sent in the launch, with letter from an officer on the station eight men armed to guard against trea " On the 27th ult. the boats of the Colos. chery. We at night arrived at the place, sus and Conquestadore, nder the combut the things were not ready, so we were mand of Lieut. Stackpole of the latter obliged to wait till morning. As we were vessel, and Lieut. Soady of the former,


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attacked an Enemy's convoy passing along and the vessels around them, our noble shore from the Northward, and would tars, disdaining to surrender to the gunhave accomplished its capture or destruc- brigs, pulled coolly towards the shore, tion, had not the wind suddenly shifted, where they were taken prisoners (being just as the boats were to the Southward of 104 in number), except those in the boat Chatillon Reef. This shifting of the wind with Lieut. Soady, which miraculously enabled the ships escorting the convoy, escaped. The Conquestadore and Piercer viz. three gun-brigs, an armed lugger, gun-brig were under weigh near the scene and several pinnaces, to attack the boats, of action, and witnessed every part of it, the crews of which made several gallant without being able to give our noble fel. attempts to board their opponents (and lows the least assistance. No more than particularly the lugger, in two instances), four or five were killed on this occasion, but the superiority in numbers on the part amongst whom was a Master's Mate, of the Enemy rendered every attempt in commanding one of the boats. Lieut. effectual. Undaunted by this superiority, Stackpole was ascertained to be well on or the galling fire from several batteries the 30th.

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ball having glanced aside, and lodged in The conscripts, and the troops of the the trunk of a tree; but he was nevertheRhenish Confederation, desert in such less dead ; Baving, it is conjectured, annumbers on their way to join the French ticipated by his terrors that fate whicla ármies in Spain, that Buonaparte bas he might otherwise have escaped. His found it necessary to issue special orders antagonist was wounded in the right arm. to the Prefects, Mayors, and other Civil An ordinance relative to the exterior Officers in the departments, to patrole and interior Police of the Parisian Theatres with strong parties of military, all the has been issued, expressly prohibiting all public and bye-roads in their jurisdiction, persons from re-selling tickets bought at and apprehend every person of suspicious the office, or selling such as have beet appearance. The hours for this service obtained from any other source. None are so varied, that, along a great extent are to disturb the audience by noise, ap. of country, there will always be several plause, or hissing, before the curtain military parties on duty, with civil officers rises, nor between the acts.

In the great at their he day and night.

theatres, during the whole representation, The Moniteur continues its fabrication no one is to keep his hat on after the curof the names of foreign invalids, said to tain rises. Every individual is to obey, have been discharged from our service, provisionally, the officer of the Police. and landed upon the Continent by our In consequence, when he is invited by him Government. The motive of this ma. to quit the theatre, he is to proceed imnæuvre is obvious: Buonaparte finds that mediately to the Police Office, to give the disposition of the foreigners in his such explanations as may be demanded army, to desert, is extremely prevalents of him. and this he tries to check, by attempting

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. . to induce a belief that foreigners are ill The death of Lieut. King, of the 13th treated by us.

Light Dragoons, which we noticed in p. The city of Lisle has purchased of Buo. 658 of our last volume, was attended with naparte, for a considerable suin, a new circumstances peculiarly aflicting and coat of arms. This is not so reprehensible extraordinary. Appointed to 'coinmand a mode of filling his coffers as has some the escort of a French captain in exchange times been adopted by the French Ruler. for Capt. Nixon, taken at the siege of Ba

The celebrated convent of La Trappe dajoz, he met the French escort, each was, on the 50th November, suppressed attended by trumpets as flags of truce, by a Decree of the Swiss Council.

and was induced, by civility to the French The Mayor of Vitrey, who is 78 years officer, to accompany them further towards of age, in walking last month through his Badajoz; about three miles from which woods, was attacked by a wolf, which, place they fell in with a party of mounted after a severe contest, during which he Spaniards, who commenced a fire upon was dragged on the ground, he killed. the party, especially upon the French The carcase of the aniinal weighed 120lbs. , trumpeter, some little way in the rear,

A duel took place last month at Bour- owing to his being mounted on a lamic cleaux, between two merchants. On the horse, which they shot. Lieut. King infirst fire, one of the parties fell, and the stantly galloped up to the Spaniards, and seconds inmediately approached, suppos- in their own language would have explained ing that he was mortally wounded; after the nature of the service they were upon, a close inspection they found that he had but they would not listen. They shot him agt sustained any injury, his antagonist's through the heart. Thus fell as brave a



youth as ever carried arms, in the lauda. had opened on the Eastern side of the
ble exercise of humanity, and the truly mountain, which emitted torrepts of burn-
Christian endeavour to preserve those ing matter, discharged with the greatest
whom he had frequently met in the field force from the interior of the volcano,
as eremies.

illuminating the horizon to a great distance.
The Spanish Cortes have acquitted Clouds of ashes also descended in the form
Lieutenant-general Don Manuel de Las of rain upon the city of Catana and its
pena, commander of the Spaniards in the environs, and upon the fields situate at a
battle of Barrosa, and declare that they very great distance. On the 18th of No.
are perfectly satisfied with his conduct on vember the eruption still continued, and
that day. As a proof of their high ap exhibited appearances of the most terrible
probation, they have conferred on him

the Great Cross of the order of Charles III. Tie magnificent church of Montreale,

A very daring attempt was made by the near Palermo, was burnt to the ground
Guerilla partizan Zaldivar, on the 8th of on the 11th December. It was an antique
last month, to seize and carry off Soult, structure, and contained many curious
as he was taking an airing in the public monuments of antient kings. The entraits
walk of Bella Flor, at Seville, The dea of St. Louis, who died before Tunis, and
sign had nearly succeeded; but, unluckily, whose body was conveyed to France, were
Soult was apprised by a shepherd of his deposited in it.
danger, as he was approaching the spot

in his coach ; upon which he immediately The Emperor Francis has met with some
returned to his quarters in the heart of the opposition from a party in the Hungarian

Diet. He has, however, attempted to
The Moniteur of the 25th ult. contained, intimidate them into submission, by an-
under the head of intelligence from the nouncing bis determination not to suffer
French armies in Spain, a short dispatch any resistance to his measures on the part
from General Suchet, by which the rumour of the States of Hungary. Francis would
that General Girard had shot himself hardly have used such language, if he did
proves to be unfounded. In palliating not presume upon the aid of a Freucla
his defeat, the French commander states, force in case of a revolt.
that his corps did not in the whole exceed A note transmitted by the Emperor of
1300 men, 800 of whom éscaped. (How Austria lo the Stadtholder of Lower Aus-
came it, then, that General Hill made tria, directs tirat free passage be given to
more than that nomber prisoners ?] such troops of the French Emperor as are

Lisbon papers to the 6th instant state, now passing through the Austrian territory,
that the head-quarters of the Allied Army and that proper supplies be granted them
remained at Freynada. General Hill, on their journey, The marching of these
after some skirmishing with the Enemy at troops in such a direction can scarcely
Los Novas, whom he defeated with the have any other object than the commence-
loss of 25 killed, 20 wounded, and 15 ment of hostilities against Russia.
prisoners, entered Merida on the 30th Several towns in the circles of Elbogen
ult. where he found considerable maga and Saatz, experienced, on the 12th Dec.
zines, the Enemy having previously re a severe shock of an earthqnake, which

lasted a minute, and was accompanied by
Letters from Oporto to the 12th instant, a noise resembling thunder.
communicate some particulars of interest DENMARK and SWEDEN.
respecting the armies in the Peninsula. We have advices from Stockholın to the
Lord Wellington was certainly preparing 13th, and from Goltenburgh to the 17th
to advance; and whatever latent views his inst, inclusive. They bring no confirma-
Lordship might have in contemplation, tion of the rumoured treaty of peace be-
such a movement, compelling Marmont tween Russia and Turkey ; but state, that
to concentrate his troops, would have an a battle had been fought between the
important effect on the Enemy's operations Turkish detachment of 20,000 men om
in the South and North-western provinces. the island of Slobodse and the Russians,
The force remaining with Marmont occu which had terminated in favour of the
pied, on the 28th Dec. a line extending latter. The date of this action is not
from Toledo to Talavera. The French assigned; but, from the fact of the Turks
head.quarters were at the latter place. having surrendered at discretion, we in-
Avila, Momboltan, Tietar, and other cline to think this is the engagement al-
places had been fortified. General Bren luded to in a preceding mail, and which
nier was at Placentia. The Central Army was supposed to have led to the reported
amounts to 42,000 men, but it is indif pacification.
ferently equipped.

On the 7th instant, the King of Sweden ITALY.

resumed the reiüs of goverument, on which A freeb eruption from Mount Etna took occasion the Prince Royal addressed a place on the 37th October. Several mouths long speech to his Majesty, congratulating



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