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policy, the avarice, the sanguinary barbarity, Gen. Staff, i capt, wounded. --Roral ar. of your generals. Listen to the voice, the tillery, 2 rank and file killed; 2 rank and cry of an arniy which has proved a man file, 2 horses, wounded.-Royal engineers, 1 may be a soldier, and yet humane; that in lieut. missing.-- 20th light dragoons, 1 lieut. the same heart may be united the most in- col. 19 rank and file, 30 horses, killed; trepid bravery, with religion and morality. 2 serjeants, 22 rank and file, 10 borses, What do you hope for from the Portuguese wounded; 1 capt. 1 drummer, 9 rank and armies, the brave English, or the high | file, i horse, missing. spirited Spaniards, our dear allies, sworn 1st brigade, major-gen. Hill.—5th foot, enemies to your government, which, with none killed or wounded.-9th foot, none the greatest atrocity bias outraged the one and killed or wounded. -381h foot, none killed persecdied the other ! - To forge chains for or wounded. your country, or to perish in the rield of 2d brigade, major-gen. Ferguson.--361h battle. What a frightful alternative! It is foot, 7 rank and file killed; 1 copt. 3 lients, nevertheless your fate; but an allied and I ensign, l staff, 1 serjeant, 1 drummer, betrayed prince! but an hospitable and pil. 34 raok and file wounded; I serjeant, I Jaged people ! but a pacific and assassinated rank and file missing. --40th foot, 6 rank in nation, demand oor vengeance! There re- and file killed; 1 capt. 1 lieut. 2 serjeants, mains but one way of avoiding so cruel a cala- 28 rank and file wounded; 6 rank and file mity! Abandon your colours, come and missing.--71st foot, 12 rank and file killed; join our army. If you do so in the name 2 capts. 4 lieuts. I ensign, I statt, 6 serof the prince and in the name of the people, jeants, 86 rank and file wounded. I promise, that you shall be treated as friends, 3d brigade. brig. gen. Nightingale.-29.h and that you shall one day have the pleasure foot, 2 rank and file killed'; 1 caç:. I sero of returning to your friends and io your jeant, 10 rank and tile wounded.-82d foot, families, who are distracted with grief at i lieut. 7 rank and file killed; 2 serjeants, having lost you. The advice can neither be 51 rank and file wounded. considered as contrary to honour or duty, if 4th brigade, brig. gen. Bowes --6th foot, it is properly understood. But, soldiers, if oone killed or wounded.-32d foot, none there be any among you who are so insen- killed or wounded. sible to the sweet emotions of religion and 5th brigade, brig. gen. Craufurd. - 45th humanity, that they will not leave their foot, none killed or wounded. 91st foot, posts-(such monsters are at least a heavy none killed or wounded. burden to the universe)--they are well wor- 6 h brigade, brig. gen. Fane.-30ih foot, thy of the cause they defend, and the re- I capt. 1 serjeant, 18 rank and file killed; compence that awaits them. Soldiers, 1 major, 3 lieuts. 1 serjeant, i drummer, i make your determination while you have 61 rank and file wounded; 2 rank and ble an opportunity-ours is made. Dared at the missing.-5th bat: 601b foot, 14 rank and file Head-quarters of the Portugiese Army, killed; 2 lieu:s. I serjeant, 31 rank and file Aug. 10, 1808. (Signed) BERNARDIM. wounded; 10 rank and file missing.- 2d bat. FREIRE D'ANDRADA.
95th foot; I serjeant, 5 rank and tile, killed;
i ensign, 13 rank and file wounded; 3 VICTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN For. rank and file missing.
TUGAL.- From the London Gazelle Er. 7th brigade, brig. gen.' Anstruther._20 traordinary, concluded from page 416. bat. gth foot, 3 rank and file killed; I ser
Lieut. col. G. Tucker, and lieut. col. Ba- jeani, 14 rank and file wounded.- 2d bat, thurst, and the officers in the departments 43d foot, 1 serjeant, 26 rank and file killed; of the adjutant and quarter-master-general, 1 major, 3 lieuts. 5 serjeants, 2 drummers, and lieut. col. Torrens, and the officers of 63 ránk and file wounded; I drumiper, niy personal staff, rendered me the greates! 12 rank and file missing.--2d bat. 52d fool, rssistance throughout the action.-I have 3 rank and file killed ; i lieut. 2 serjeauts, tie bonour, &c.—(Signed) A. Wellesley. 31 rank and file wounded; 2 rank and file
N. B. Since writing the above, I have missing.-9711 foot, 4 rank and file killed; been informed that a French gen. officer, 1 major, i licui. 2 serjeauts, 14 rank and 61.pposed to be gen. Thebault, the chief of file wounded. the stati', has been found dead upon the $th brigade, brig gen. Ackland.--2d or field of battle. A. W.
queen's, I serjeant, 6 rank and tile woundReturn of Killed, liounced, and Alissing of ed.--20th foot, 1 lieut. killed; 1 lieu. 5
the Army "rider the Command of Livalio rank and file wounded; I rank and file aanb-Gizorul the right non. Sir A. Willes- missing. ---Royal statt corps, none killed or 10!, K. B. on the 21st of August, 1806.- wounded. lead-quarters, 'Pimiera.
Total, i licut. col. 1 capt. 2 lieuts, a
serjeants, 123 rank and file, 30 horses, kil. taken from the enemy. The ammunition led; 3 majors, 10 capts. 19 lieuts. 3 ensigns, waggons and cars contain a portion of powa 2 staff, 27 serjeants, 4 drummers, 460 vauk der, shells, and stores of all descriptions, and file, 12 horses, wounded; 1 capt. 1 and aboui twenty thousand pounds of musket lieut. 1 serjeant, 2 drummers, 46 rank and ammunition, W. Robe, Lt. Col. comfile, 1 horse, missing.
manding Royal Artillery. Names of Officers Killed, Wounded, and Missing, on the 21st of August, 1809.-- SPANISu Revolution.-(Continued from Gen. Staft, capt. Hardinge, of the 57th p. 405.) - Official Account of the Surrenfoot, deputy assistant quarter-master-general, der of General Dupont. Dated Baylen, wounded. - Royal engineers, first lieut. July 22, 1808. Wells, missing.–20th light dragoons, lieut. To His Excellency Don F. H. Castanos, col. Taylor killed; capt. Eustace missing.- Commander in Chief of the Army at An2016 foot, lieut. Brooke killed ; lieut. dalusia. Hogg wounded.—29th foot, brig. major A. Most Excellent Sir, -Subsequently to the Creagh wounded. 36th foot, capt. Hierbert dispatch which I had the honour to transmit slightly wounded; lieuts. Hart, Lought, and to your excellency, on the 17th inst. relative Edwards, slightly wounded; ensign Bosell to the attack made by the division under slightly wounded; lieut. and adjutant Poveah my command, on that, of Gen. Gobert severely wounded.--40th foot, capt. Smith (killed in the action), which was dislodged slightly wounded; lieut. Frankeley slightly from all the positions it had oocupied, as far wounded.-—43d foot, major Hearne wound- as the proximity of Baylen, and completely ed; capts. Ferguson, Brock, and Haver- defeated, and to the motives which had infield wounded; lieut. Madden wounded; duced me to fall back on Menjibar, I reensign Wilson wounded.-50th foot, capt. passed on the evening of the same day the A. G. Cooke killed; major C. Hill wound- river of Guadalquivir, and took a position ed; lieuts. J. Kent, J. Wilson, and R. on that night, in which I was joined next Way "wounded. 520 foot, capt. Ewart morning on the 18th by the second division wounded ; lieut. Bell wounded.--Coth foot, under the command of the Camp-Marshal lieut. C. Kirk wounded; L. Reith wounded.- The Marquis de Compigoy:
We jointly plst, capt. A. Jones slightly wounded; ma- broke up for that city, with a view to atjor Mackenzie slightly wounded; lieut. J. tack the enemy if he occupied it.---ImoveD. Pratt severely wounded; lieuts. W. diately on my arrival, in compliance with Hartley, R. Dudgeon, and A. S. M·Intyre your excellency's orders, I disposed the slightly wounded; ensign W. Campbell columns of attack with a direction to Anduslightly wounded; acting adjutant R. MAL- jar ; but at ibree o'clock in the ļorning of pine severely wounded. -82d, lieut. R. Don- the 19th, and when our troops where kin, killed.-95th, lieut. Pratt, wounded; | formiug for the march, Gen. Dapont, with ensign W. Cox, wounded. -971h, major bis arıny, attacked our camps, and opened J. Wilson wounded; lieut. E. Kettleweil a fire with his artillery, in the hopes un. wounded.
doubtedly of taking us by surprise ; but Abstract of the above return.-4 officers with the celerity of lightning, the troops of killed, 37 officers wounded, 2 officers mis- the different divisions, led on by their insing, 3 non-commissioned officers and drum- trepid chiefs, repaired to all the points of mers killed, 31 non-commissioned officers attack, assisted by artillery ; the shock was and drummers wounded, 3 non-commission- so vehement, that the first company of ed officers and drummers missing, 128 rank horse, and also foot, suffered greaily from and tile killed; 456 raokand file wounded, 40 the enemy. At the break of day our troops * rankand file missing; 43 horses killed, wound- were already in pasiession of the heighis, ed, and missing.-Total officers,non-commis. which they had occupied before, and the. sioped officers and drummers, rauk and file, enemy attempied his attack on various parts and horses, killed, wounded, and missing, of the line, having the advantage of form783.-G. B. TUCKER, Dep. Adj. Gen. ing his columus under the cover of our fire,
Return of Ordnance and ammunition taken by the superior position he occupied, under in the Action of the 21st instant. — 1 six-poun- protection of his artillery –He bas been der , 4 four-pounders, 2 three-pounders, 6 driven from all points
, and even pursued in fire-and-half-inch howitzers. 2 ammunition defiance of all his vigorous abucks, wiich Waggons. 21 Portugueze ammunition cars. 40. he reiterated without any fariler interruphorses, 4 moles. - The above is only the tion than what arose from occasional recesa number already received in the park: but, sion and the formation of nerv columns, from several accounts, there are eight more until half-p2st twelve o'clock of thọ day,
when, overcome by fatigue, without having regiments and individuals who distinguished been able to gain ground, alıhough he had themselves on the occasion.]-(Signed) at intervals broke our lives of defence with REDING, the courage peculiar to troops so accustomed Letter from the Most Illustrious Senor Don to vanquish, and even arrived at our bat- Raphael Thomas, Bishop of Santander, teries, which were served on this day in a and Regent of the Province of the lionmanner that astonished and terrified the taignes, to the right lon. Lord Castle. enemy, and of which there are few parallel reagh, Principal Secretary of State to instances, as they not only instantaneously his Britannic Mojesty. Laled Cumillies, dismounted bis whole artillery, but annihi- near Santunder, July 23, 1808. lated every column in measure as they pre- My Lord ;--Having been appointed re sented themselves, still protecting the points gent of the province of Santander, and attached, and varying its positions according president of the general assembly thereof, to the exigency of circumstances.---The last which, in the name of Ferdinand the serenth, attack was made by Gen. Dupont, who, governs and defends it against the invasion with the other generals, placed himself at of the French, or rather against that mos. the head of the coluns, under the fire of ster of all monsters, Napoleon Buonaparte: the artillery, and was sustained wiih a'tirm- I feel the utmost satisfaction in having ness truly admirable, but with no better the honour in quality of regent, of minisuccess, for by the account on the enenry, festing to your excellency the high respect he had fourtcen guns dismounted, two and sincere gratitude, which (in common thousand men killed, and a vast umber with all this province) I owe to the magnani. wounded, among whom are Gen. Dupont mous sovereign, of whom your excellency himself, with two other generals -- Under is deemed worthy to be riinister, for the such circumstances Gen. Dupont begyed to frank intercourse, and generous supplies, capitulate. Hostilities were accordingly tendered by the British nation to this prosuspended in both armies and it was stipula- | rince, by major Roche, in his majesty's ted that each should maintain its respective name.- Nothing cau contribute more strong, position. The fruits of the valour and per- ly to cement the harmony and amicable inseverance of the generous troops that com- tercourse which happily now exists bet steen pose these two divisions, are the total rout both nations, than such generous conduct : of the enerny, the army of Dupont being or can contribute more effectually to shake made prisoners, and that of Wedel being off the oppression which Spain labours unsubjected to the same fate, without any der, owing to the ariful intrignes of that inother distinction than that of the latter re. famous chief of robbers. assisted by our an. ceiving their arms at'he time of their em- cient bad government. It will be a source of barkation only, for having taken position infinite gratification to me, and to every against military law, during the suspension good Spaniard, to see a cordial and recipru. of arnis conceded to him and to his com- cal good understanding established between mander-in-chief.--Ti.e camp-marshal mar- Great Britain and this country. I bez leave quis de Compigny, chief of ibe second to repeat, my lord, my best acknowledge. division, has not only, in concert with me ments for what has already happily takes in the direction of the movements of this place, and to express niy hopes that your slay, contributed to their successful termic excellency will encourage, by such mears pation, but having selected the corps of as shali appear most expedient, a commerwhich I have inade mention, be led ibem cial intercourse between both nations, un: in person to the hottest points of the three der the protection of a British fag; and general attaeks, and secured by his judge here I owe it, in justice to the commandes Kent and gallant example the said happy of his majesty's ships upon this station, to result.-- Brig. Gen. Don Francisco Benegas, sz-y, that they have the strongest clains to chief of the van of my division, placed on our esteen, for having shewn every dispcmy right wing, disposed with skill, and sition to promote the intentions of the Br.: much presence of mind, the praper corps tish government ; but, more particularly, I and artillery on all the points attacked by beg to have the honour of recommending to the enemy, and ably contributed to repel your excellency's notice major Roche, whose bim in all his partial successive attacks, as exertions in fulfilling his majesty's gracious well as ip the last general and obstipate ane. and generous views towards this countri by which he attempted to turn the said have been unremitting-and who, in the wing, at the same time that he was attack- frequent intercourse I have bad with him, ing the centre.-(The remainder of this has conducted himself entirely to my ciocument is merely recomendatory of the --Accept, my lord, the assurances of #
gratitude, respect, and consideration : and 2000 barrels of powder thrown into a large may the Alnighty prosper ail your excellen- pond. The inbabitants of Madrid, on seecy's undertakings !-RAPHAEL THOMAS. ing themselves delivered from this destrucFlight of King Joseph. From the Oviedo
tive apparatus, gave thanks to the Supreme Gazette Extraordinary.
Being, and immediately began to assume Madrid, Aug. 2.-On the 2gih ult. about for their badge, the portrait of Ferdinand four o'clock in the evening, it was reported VII. that Joseph Napoleon was marching, and Madrid, Aug. 6.-Yesterday the junta of that all the troops in the city were following council and alcaldes of the court, ordered bim. This report was confirmed by the that every one, from the age of 16 to 50, movements made by the French milliners and should immediately enlist and take up arms; all those of that nation who did not belong but we are assured that this order will not be to the army. The same evening they witho put in force, owing to the arrival of two drew from the hospitals, and conducted to aids-de-camp from General Castanos ; and Retiro all the infirm soldiers, They put in to-morrow a Te Deum is to be sung. It requisition all the carriages and horses that seeins the French have taken the road to could be found, and the iroops prepared to Navarre : and besides having put their mules march In fact, that very night and on the and borses to feed on our corn, they have oborning of the 30th, a greater part of the burned all the Indian corn, and sacked the army, the sick, milliners, tradespeople, &c.
This is the manner in which these of the French nation set out. On the whole ungrateful wretches bave repaid us for the day of the 30th, there followed preparations reception they got from us; but this ought for the march of Joseph and the remainder of not to astonish us, as they do not regard the the army. He dined at half past four in the welfare of their own nation. A well known afternoon, in order to proceed, in the dusk, milliner, in this city, sought the protection to sleep to Chamartin. The carriages were of her own countrymen, and proceeded with harnessed, and repaired to the court of the the army, carrying with her nany millions, palace, but the coachman and mule-drivers, the fruit of the ridiculous Spanish taste for and most of the attendants of the royal car- French fashions ; but on the road her proriages had disappeared !. On which account tectors robbed her, violated her person, Joseph could not depart that night, and was and afterwards murdered her! A party of obliged to suspend his journey to the morn- Andalusian smugglers who left this place in ing of the 31st, when he departed on horse- pursuit of the French, were fortunate back, as he was unable to put the carriages enough to overtake some suttlers that were in motion. The same morning he took with the army, and took from them 200,000 from the stables all the mules, horses, and reals with other effects. Two close coaches hargess, and shamefully sold all at the lowest entered here, and went immediately to the price. In the evening of the same day, new palace, where they left the equipage they forced open the gates of the public that they were conducting. They went treasury and bank, putting the people in afterwards to the jail of this city, where such terror, that we passed a most anxious they lodged the people that were in the carnight, thinking that a general pillage was riages, without our being able to know to about to take place They took from these this moment who they were. buildings above fourteen millions. At two Madrid, Aug. 10.-The armies of Vain the morning of the 1st instant was heard | lencia and Arragon entered this city yestera cannonade, which, though at first it was day. They came with the intention of taken for a fatal signal, was in fact but the driving out the French, and have now folprecursor of the brightest and happiest day lowed them towards the frontiers. All the that ever rose over Madrid. Oo this signal troops that were in the garrison have accomall the guards were withdrawn, and all the panied them, so that the police of this city French filed off towards the parade, whence is now carried on by the inhabitants, from they marched off, Scarcely did day appear, which duty no one is exempt, not even the when all the people ran through the streets, ecclesiastics.--An enlistment has been opand the posts of the guards, but nothing was dered, comprizing all males between the to be found. They passed to the Retiro, and ages of 15 and 50, without any exception. there they found only a few dying wretches, -The 24th will be a grand day in this capiand here and there a dead body. They be- tal and its vicinity, for on that day Ferdinand held with amazement, the ditches, pallisa- the VIlth will be proclaimed here and at does, and terrible batteries, directed against Toledo. this city. The gun-carriages were in flames, Madrid Gazette Extraordinary. aboye - 70 cannon were, spiked, and about This was published in consequence of
tumults taking place after the departure of connt of the immensity of baggage and inthe French. We can only give the sub- | cumbrances, arising chietly from the spolistance. It is signed by the governor Don ation of his majesty's palaces and the town, Bartolome Monoz. It commences with an which they have plundered, as well as the animated appeal to the Castilian character, general treasury and treasury of consolidaand beseeches the people, at a moment when tion.--GREGORIO De La Cuesta.QuarFame is publishing the glorious victories of ters general at Munoz, Aug. 5d 1808. their brother Patriots over the invincibles of Trait of Generosity of an Englishman. Marengo, Austerlitz, and Jena, not to stain Letter addressed to Messrs. Don Channel the reputation of the country by distur- Benito de Cannedo, and Don Felixe Gonbauces. It then proceeds. The fate of zalez Pola, citizens at this royal consulate of the innocent victims of the 2d May, whose Corunna :-Corunna, August 10.-Gentle. blood is still smoking on our ground, ought men,--You will be pleased to receive, and to warn us. The infamous perpetrator has deliver in my name, ihe sum of reals Veillon escaped us (Murat), but the vengeance of 45,176:17 to the supreme Junta of this king. Heaven will overlake him." -The gazette dom, in order to the same being employed concludes with orders for raising men in the as tbey, togeiher with the existing authodifferent parishes, and regulations of much rities in Spain, which have formed a comenergy connected with this measure. It en
mon cause against France, shall best direct. acts that an alcalde shall, with a notary, go I have the honour to be, &c. FREDERIC round each parish, and in a book enter the GKELLOT, of London. names of thiose who may voluntarily enlist, Circular Letter trunsmilied by the Couneil of specifying their age and occupation, their Castile to the several provincial Goverawish either for the infantry or cavalry, what ments of the Country, dated Madrid, slug 4. description of arms they may be in pos- Excellent Signor ; --Madrid, which has session of, and whether they undertake to groaned during more than four months subsist themselves, or demand pay. Those under the heavy and irresistible yoke of the who do not proffer personal service, are to French army, begins to breathe again, specify whether they will undertake to sup. through an especial interference of Divine piy arms, money, or clothing. It is, how- Providence ; and the council which could ever, intimated, that if their country shall not fail to be involved in a great degree in want their services, all from the age of 15 to the consequences of this subjection, avails 50 shall be enlisted without regard to their itself of the first moments of its liberty to consent or refussl. Such persons as have state its sentiments to your excellency. It already been in the army, are to specify 1 is certain, that these cannot but correspond whether they are incapable of further ser- with the immutable loyalty and the indelivice, and the rank they formerly held. ble love of justice and reason which always His Excellency Don Gregorio De La Cuesta constituted its character, and have gained it To the Junta of Salamanca.
in all times the confidence of the nation. It Excellent Sirs ! The general directory of is this which has supported them in the the port of Madrid has under yesterday's midst of the greatest dangers, and added date communicated to me by express, that firmness to the constancy with which they on the 30th day of July, a considerable stir refused to recognise the king whom the was observed among the. French troops in most mopstrous perfidy had designated from tbe capital, amounting to 22,000 men, them, further, perhaps, than circumstances which announced a general retreat, which is justified. The supreme tribunal does not altributed to the disturbances in their go. doubt that your excellency will be convinced vernment, and to the notice which they had of this truth, as well as of the sincerity with received of the capitulation of their army in which it has now the felicity to be able Andalusia under the command of general openly to avow, that firm resolution which Dupont, Within 64 hours of their having it had always kept, to support with all its beey apprised of such event, they have effect power its lawful sovereign and his rights, ed their depayture from the capital, with all and those of the nation, as declared by the the sick that were able to follow together law. The sentiments and desires of the with all the French vatives resident in Ma- most faithful city are the same, and the drid, so that the capital has been completely conncil submits them to the generat judg. freed of all Frenchmen, of whatever cha- ment of the nation. At thie same time that racier or description : Even the last divi- it carries into'effect all the means which the sion, passed, on the first, by the Inn de present critical circumstancès permit, “It will Pesadilla, distapt four: leagues from the adopt, in conjunction with you, the plau court. Their march will be, slow, on ac- and measures of defence which may be pFac