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policy, the avarice, tlie sanguinary barbarity, Gen. Staff, I capt. wounded.—Royal arof your generals. Listen to the voice, the tillery, 2 rank and file killed; 2 rank and cry of an army which has proved a man file, 2 horses, wounded.--Royal engineers, 1 may be a soldier, and yet humine; that in lieut, missing.- 20th light dragnons, 1 lieut. the same heart may be united the most in- col. 19 rank and file, 30 borses, killed; trepid bravery, with religion and morality. 2 serjeants, 22 rank and tile, 10 borses, What do you hope for from the Portuguese wounded; I capt. 1 drummer, 9 rauk and armies, the brave English, or the high-file, 1 horse, missing. spirited Spaniards, our dear allies, sworn Ist brigade, major-gen. H:11. – 5th foot, enemies to your government, which, with mone killed or wounded.-9th foot, pone the greatest atrocity has outraged the one and killed or wounded. --38ih foot, uone killed persecuied the other ! -To forge chains for or wounded. your country, or to perish in the field of 2d brigade, major-gen. Ferguson.-30th battle. What a frightful alternative! It is foot, 7 rank and ble killed; I capt. 3 lieuts, nevertheless your fate; but an allied and I ensign, l statt, 1 serjeant, I drunner, betrayed prince! but an hospitable and pil 34 rank and tile wounded; I serje:01, ! luged people! but a pacific and assassinated rank and file missing:0h foot, 6 rank nation, demand our 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, l staff, 6 serof the prince and in the name of the people, jeants, 8ô rank and file wounded. I promise, that you shall be treated as friends, 3d brigade. brig. gen, Nightingale.- 29th and that you shall one day have the pleasure foot, 2 rank and file killed ; 1 capt. 1 serof 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 tile killed; 2 serjeants, having lvst 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 foat, it is properly understood. But, soldiers, if none killed or wounded.-32d fool, 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, tlrat they will not leave their foot, vone killed or wounded.-1st foot, posts-(such monsters are at least a heavy none killed or wounded, burden to the universe) --they are well wor- Oh brigade, brig. gen. Fane.-301h fort, thy of the cause they defend, and the re- I capt. 1 serjeant, 18 rank and file killed; compence that awaits them, Soldiers, I major, 3 lieuts. I serjeant, i drummer, niake your determination while you have 01 rank and file wounded; 2 rank and file an opportunity-ours is maie. Dated at the missing.-- 5th bat. 00th foot, 14 rauk and fie Headquarters of the Portuguese Army, killed , 2 lieuts. I serjeaut, 31 rank and he Aug. 10, 1808. (Signed) BERNARDIM. wounded; 10 rank and file missing. -- 2d bal. FREIRE D'ANDRADA.

95th foot; 1 serjeant, 5 rank and tile, killed;

i ensign, 13 rank and file wounded; 3 VICTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN Por. rank and file missing.

TUGAL.- - From the London Gazelle Ex. 7th brigade, brig. gen. Anstruther.-2d traordinary, concluded from page 416. bat. gth foot, 3 rank and file killed; I ser

Lieut. col. G. Tucker, and lieut, col. Ba- jeant, 14 rank and file wounded.--20 bat. thurst, and the others in the departments 43d foot, / serjeant, 26 rank and tile killed; of the adjutant and quarter-master-general, 1 major, 3 lieuts. 5 serjeants, 2 drummers, and lieut. col. Torrens, and the officers of 03 rank and tile wounded; I drunner, my personal staff, rendered me the greatest 12 rank and tile missing. -21 bat. 52d foot, assistance throughout the action. I have 3 rank and file killed ; I lieut. 2 serjeants, tje honour, &c.—(Signed) A. WellesLEY. 31 rank and file wounded; 2 rank and file

N. B. Since writing the above,' I have missing.–97ih foot, 4 rank and tile killed; been informed that a French gev. officer, 1 major, i licut, 2 serjeauls, 14 rauk and supposed to be gen. Thebault, the chief of file wounded. the staff, has been found dead upon the 8th brigade, brig gen. Ackland -20 or ield of batt... A. W.

queen's, 1 serjeanı, o rank and file woundReturn of Kitled, Wounded, and Missing of ed.-201b fooi, 1 lieut, killed'; 1 lieut. 5

the Army under the Command of Lieutta rank and tile wounded ; I rank and file nant-lineral the righe non. Sir A. Willes missing. - Royal staff corps, nope killed or ley, K. B. on the 21st of August, 1898.com wounded. Herd quarters, l'imiera.

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serjeants, 129 rank and file, 30 horses, kil- taken from the enemy. The ammunition led; 3 majors, 10 capii, 19 licuis, 3 e mins, waggons and cars contain a portion of pow2 staff, 27 serjeants, 4 drumumers, 100k der, shells, and stores of all descriptions, and file, 12 horses, wounded ; 1

capt. 1 and about twenty thousand pounds of musket lieut. 1 serjeant, 2 drummers, 46 rank and ammunition W Roge, Lt. Col. comfile, 1 horse, missing.

manding Royal Artillery. Names of Officers Killed, Wounded, and Missing, on the 21st of August, 1803 SPANISH REVOLUTION.- (Continued from Gen. Staft, capt. Hardinge, of the 57th P. 405.)- Oljcial Account of the Surrenfoot, deputy assistant quarter-master-general, der of General Dupont. Daled Baylen, wounded.

- Royal engineers, first lieut. July 22, 1808. Wells, missing ---20th light dragoons, lieut, To His Excellency Doo F. H. Castanos, col. Taylor killed; capt. Eustace missing. - Commander in Chief of the Army at An20th foor, lieut. Brooke killed ; lieut. dalusia. Hogg wounded.--29th foot, brig. major A. Most Excellent Sir,-Subsequently to the Creagh wounded. 36th foot, capt. Herbert 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 ihe attack made by the division under slightly wounded; lieut, and adjutant Poveah my cominand, 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, inajor Hearne wound- as the proximity of Baylen, and completely ed; capts. Ferguson, Brock, and Haver- defeated, and to the motives which had infieid 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 lock a position ed; lieuis. J. Kent, J. Wilson, and R. on that night, in which I was joined next Way wounded. 52 foot, capt. Ewart morning on the 18th by the second division wounded; lieut. Bell wounded.-- oth foot, under the command of the Camp-Marshal lieut. C. Kirk wounded; L. Reith wounded.-- the Marquis de Compigny ?lst, capt. A. Jones slightly wounded; 113

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up for that city, with a view to atjor Mackenzie slightly wounded; lieut. J. tack the eneiny if he occupied it.--ImneDi Pratt severely wounded; lients. W. diately on my arrival, in compliance with Hariley, R. Dudgeon, and A. S. M·lotyre your excellency's orders, I disposed the stighuy wounded; ensign W. Campbell columns of attack with a direction to Anduslightly wounded; acting adjutant R. MA jar ; but at three o'clock in the morning of pine severely wounded. -820, lieut. R. Done the 19th, and when our troops where kin, killed. —-951h, lieut. Pratt , wounded; forming for the march, Gen. Dupoint

, with ensiga W. Cox, wounded. -- 971h, major bis army, attacked our camps, and opened J. Wilson wounded; lieut. E. Kectlewell a tire with his artillery, in the hopes un

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- su vehement, that the first compudy of ed officers and drummers missing, 128 rank horse, and also foot, suffered greatly from and file killed; 406 rack and file wounded, 46 | the enemy. At the break of day our troops Jank and file missing ; 43 horses killed, wound- were already in pos;ession of the heiglii, ed, and missing.– Total officers,non-commiswhich they had occupied before, and the sioned officers and drummers, rank and tile, enemy attempted 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 bis columns under the cover of our fire,

Return of Ordnance and Amuunition taken by ibe superior position he occupied, under in the Action of the 21st instant.-) six-poud- protection of his artillery --He has been der, 4 four-pounders, 2 three-pounders, 6 driven from all points, and even pursued in fire-and-halt-inch howitzers. 2 ammunition defiance of all his vigorous attacks, wisich waggons. 21 Portugueze ammunition cars. 40 he reilarated without any farther interruphorses.. 4 mules, -The above is only, the tion than what arose from occasional reces-number already received in the park : but, sion and the formation of new columns, fron several accounts, there are eight more ustil balf-past twelve o'clock of the day,

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when, overcome by fatigue, without having regiments and individuals who distinguished been able to gain ground, althangh he had themselves on the occasion.)-(Signed) at intervals broke our lines 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, wbien were served on this day in a and Regent of the Province of the Monmanner that astonished and terrified the taignes, to the right hon. Lord Castie. enemy, and of which there are few parallel Teagh, Principal Secretary of State la instances, as they not only instantaneously his Britannic Mujesty. Lated Cumillias, dismounted bis whole artillery, but annihi- near Santander, July 23, 1808. lated every column in measure as they pre- My Lord ;-Having been appointed resented 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 seventh, attack was made by Gen. Dupont, who, governs and defends it against the invasion with the other generals, placed bimself at of the French, or rather against that monthe head of the colons, under the fire of ster of all monsters, Napoleon Buonaparte : the artillery, and was sustained with a firm. I feel the utmost satisfaction in having ness truly admirable, bit with no better the honour in quality of regent, of manisuccess, for by the account on the enemy, festing to your excellency the high respect he bad fourteen guns dismounted, two and sincere gratitude, which in common thousand men killed, and a vast number with all this province) I owe to the magnaniwounded, among whom are Gen. Dupont mous sovereign, of whom your excellency himself, with two other generals — Under is deemed worthy to be minister, for the such circumstances Gen. Dupont begged to frank intercourse, and generous supplies, capitulaie. Hostilities were accordingly tendered by the British nation to this prosuspended in both armies and it was stipula- vince, by major Roche, in his majesty's ted that each should maintain its respective name.- Nothing can contribute more strong. position. The fruits of the valour and per- | Jy to cement the harmony and amicable inseverance of the generous troops that com- tercourse which happily now exists between pose these two divisions, are the total rout both nations, than such generous corduct: of the eneiny, the army of Dupont being or can contribute more eitectually io sluoke made prisoners, and that of Wedel being off the oppression which Spain labours $ subjected to the same fate, without any der, owing to the artful intrigues of that in other distinction than that of the latter re- famous chief of robbers, assisted by our an. seiving their arms at the time of their em- cient had government.--It will be a source of barkation only, for having taken position infinite gratification to me, and to erery against military law, during the suspension good Spaniard, to see a cordial and reciproof arms conceded to him and to his com. cal good woderstanding established between mander-in-chief: Tie camp-marshal mar. Great Britain and this country.--I beg leave quis de Compigny, chief of the second to repeat, my lord, my best acknowledge. division, bas not only, in concert with me ments for what has already happily taken in the direction of the movemeots of this place, and to express niy hopes that your day, contributed to their successful termic excellency will encourage, by such means nation, but having selected the corps of as shall appear most expedient, a commerwbich I have made mention, he let them cial intercoarse between both nations, un in person to the hottest poiuts of the three der the protection of a British flag; and general attacks, and secured by his judg- here I owe it, in justice to the commanders Inent and gallant example the said happy of his majesty's ships upon this station, to result.-Brig Gen. Don Francisco Benegas, say, that they have the strongest claims to chief of the van of my division, placed on our esteem, for having shewn every dispomy right wing, disposed with skill, and sition to promote the intentions of the Brimuch presence of mind, the proper corps tish government; but, more particularly, I and artillery on all the points attacked by beg to have the honour of recommending ra the enemy, and, abiy contributed to repel your excellency's notice major Roche, whose him in all his partial successive attackó, as exertions in fulfilling his majesty's gracious well as in the last general and obstinate one, and generous views towards this countrs, by which he aiempied to turn the said have been unremitting-and who, in the wing, at the same time that he was attack- frequerit intercourse I have had with him, ing the centre.---The remainder of this has conducted himself entirely to my wishes. cument is merely recommendatory of the -- Accept, my tord, the assuraices of any gratitude, respect, and consideration : and 2000 barrels of powder thrown into a large may the Almighty prosper all your excellen- poud. The inhabitants 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 Ertraordinary.

Being, and immediately began to assume Madrid, Aug. 2.-On the 29th 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 shonid 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 with- 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-niorrow a Te Deum is to be sung. It requisition all the carriages and horses that seems the French have taken the road to could be found, and the troops prepared to Navarre : arid besides having put their mules march In fact, that very night and on the and horses to feed on our corn, they have morning of the 30tb, a greater part of the burned all the Indian corn, and sacked the army, the sick, milliners, tradespeople, &c. towns. This is the manner in which these of the French nation set out. On the whole ungrateful wretches have 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 many 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 ber prosiages 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 be vas onable to put the carriages enough to overtake some suttlers that wero in motion. The same morning he took with the army, and took from them 700,000 from the stables all the mules, horses, and I reals with other effects. Two close coaches barness, 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 anxioas they lodged the people that were in the carmight, thinking that a general pillage was riages, without our being able to know to about to take place They rook from these this moment who they were. buildings above fourieen 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 all 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 by the inhabit its, from they marched off. þcarcely 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 or. and 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 yllth will be proclaimed here and at does, and terrible batteries, directed against Toledo. this city. The gun-carriages were in flames, Madrid Gazette Ertraordinary.' above 70 cannon were spiked, and about This was published in consequence of

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tumults taking place after the departure of connt of the immensity of baggage and inthe French. We can only give the sub- | cambrances, arising chiefly from the spolistance. It is signed by the governor Don ation of his majesty's palaces and the town, Bartolome Munoz. 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 Englishnan. Marengo, Austerlitz, and Jena, not to stain Letier addressed to Messrs. Don Channel the reputation of the country by distur- Benito de Cannedo, and Don Felixe Gonbances. It then proceeds.-" The fate of zalez Pola, citizens at this royal consulate of the innocent victims of the 21 May, whose Corunn::--Corunna, August 10.—Gentle blood is still smoking on our ground, ought men,-You will be pleased to receive, and to warn us. The infanous perpetrator has deliver in my name, the sum of reals Veillon escaped us (Murat), but the vengeance of 45,176:17 10 the supreme Janta of this king, Heaven will overtake him."--The gazette dom, in order to the same being employed ! concludes with orders for raising men in the as they, together with the existing autbodifferent parishes, and regulations of much rities in Spain, which have formed a comenergy connected with this measure.

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mon cause againsi 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 those who may voluntarily enlist, Circular Letter trunsmilied by the Council of specifying their age and occupation, their Castile to the several provincial Govern. wisha 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 ihey undertake to groaned during more than four months subsist themselves, or demand pay. Tbose under the heavy and irresistible yoke of the who do not protter personal service, are to French army, begins to breathe again, specify whether they will undertake to sup. through an especial interference of Divine ply arms, money, or clothing. It is, how- Providence ; and the council which coull 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, aves 50 shall be enlisted without regard to their itself of the first moments of its liberti consent or refussl. Such persons as have state its sentiments to your excellency. 1: already been in the army, are to specify 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 beld. ble love of justice and reason which always His Excellency Don Gregorio De La Cuesta constituted its character, and have gained it To the Junia of Salamanca.

in all times the confidence of the nation. I 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 monstrous perfidy had designated from the capital, amounting to 22,000 men, them, further, perhaps, than circunstances which announced a general retreat, which is justified. The supreme tribunal does not attributed to the disturbances in their go- doubt that your excellency will be convinced vernment, and to the notice wbich they had l 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 been apprised of such event, they have effect- power its lawful sovereign and bis rights

, ed their departurotrom the capital, with all and those of the nation, as declared by the

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 council subunits them to the general judg: freed of all I'renchmen, of whatever cha. ment of the nation. At the same time tlat racier or description : Even the last divi. it carries into effect all the means which the sion passed, on the first, by the Inu de present critical circumstances permit

, it will Pesadilla, distant four leagues from the adopt, in conjunction with you, the plan cuurt., Their march will be slow, on ac- and ineasures bt defence wbich may be price

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