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of the United States, only such com- common origin, -- from their common inplaints as end in acquiescence and sub- terest, from their professed principles of mission, or are accompanied by sugges- freedom and independence,--the United tions for enabling France to give the sem- Slates were the last Power in which Great blance of a legal form to her usurpations, Britain could have expected to find a by converting them into municipal regu. willing instrument and abettor of French lations. This disposition of the Govern- tyranny.- Disappointed in this his just ment of the United States, this complete expectation, the Prince Regent will still subserviency to the Ruler of France, pursue the policy which the British Goa this hostile temper towards Great Britain, vernment has so long and invariably are evident in almost every page of the maintained, in repelling injustice, and in official correspondence of the American supporting the general rights of nations ; with the French Government. Against and, under the favour of Providence, rethis course of conduct, the real cause of lying on the justice of his cause, and the the present war, the Prince Regent so. tried loyalty and firinness of the British lemnly protests. Whilst contending against nation, his Royal Highness confidently France, in defence not only of the liber. looks forward to a successful issue to the ties of Great Britain, but of the world, contest in which he has thus been com. his Royal Highness was entitled to look pelled inost. reluctantly to engage. for a far different result. From their Westminster, Jan. 9, 1813,
INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. Admiralty-office, Dec. 22. A letter from Missing-Lieut.-gen. the Hon. Sir Europe Capt. Tobin, of the Andromache, off the Paget, K. B. Gironde, states that the Briton had, on the 15th inst. captured the Sans Souci French Admiralty-office, Dec. 26. privateer, of 14 guns, and 120 men.
Poictiers, at Sea, Oct. 23.
It is with the most bitter sorrow and Foreign-office, Dec. 26.- This Gazette distress I have to report to your Excelannounces that measures have been taken lency the capture of his Majesty's brig for the blockade of the ports and har- Frolic, by the ship Wasp belonging to the bours of the Bay of the Chesapeake, and United States of America, on the 18th of the River Delaware, in America. inst. Having under convoy the homeDowning-street, Dec. 26. Extract of a Dis- ward-bound trade from the Bay of Non
patch from Marquis Wellington, dated duras, and being in lat. 36 deg. N. and Frenada, Dec. 2.
64 deg. W. on the night of the 17th we I enclose the return of the killed, were overtaken by a most violent gale of wounded, and missing of the troops in wind, in which the Frolic carried away the operations from Salamanca to Ciudad her main-yard, lost her topsails, and Rodrigo, from Nov. 15, to 19.
sprung the main top-mast. On the morn. Total British Loss-2 captains, 2 ser- ing of the 13th, as we were repairing the jeants, 7 rank and Ble, 15 horses killed : damages sustained in the storm, and re2 captains, 2 lieutenants, 4 serjeanis, 86 assembling the scattered ships, a suspicirank and ble, 9 horses wounded ; 1 genc- ous ship came in sight, and gave chace ral staff, 3 serjeants, 2 drummers and to the convoy. The merchant ships contrumpeters, 106 rank and file, 58 horses, tinued their voyage before the wind under missing.
all sail; the Frolic dropped astern, and Total Portuguese Loss -1 ensign, 36 hoisted Spanish colours, in order to derank and file, killed; I lieutenant, 1 en- coy the stranger under her guns, and to sign, 3 serjeants, 40 rank and file, woundgive time for the convoy to escape. ed ; 66 rank and file, missing.
About ten, both vessels being within hail, Oficers Killed, Wounded, and Missing. we lauled to the wind, and the battle be
British Killed – Capt. M'Cabe, bist gan. The superior fire of our guns gave regt. and Capt. H. Dawson, 52d regiment, every reason to expect its speedy termis 1st batt.
nation in our farour, but the gaffa head. Portuguese-Ensign Joa Joze Areveda, braces being shot away, and there being 2015 Portuguese regiment.
no sail on the main-mast, the brig beBritish Wounded-Lieut. G. Rideout, came unmanageable, and the Enemy 43d foot, ist batt. severely (leg ampu- succeeded in taking a position to rake tated); Lieut. H. M. Baillie, ditto, slight-' her, while she was unable to bring a gun ly; Capt. J. H. Currie, 52d ditto, Ist batt. to bear. After laying some time exditto ; Capt. T. Fuller, severely, not dan- posed to a most destructive fire, she fell gerously.
with the bowsprit betwixt the Enemy's Portuguese-Ensign T. Pinto de Casteo, main and inizen rigging, still unable to 19th Portuguese regim. 7t, slightly ; Lieut. return his fire. At length the Enemy G. de Carma Lima, 20 Portuguese Caga. boarded, and made himself master of dores, ditto.
the brig, every individual officer being Marshal Davoust's division was defeated wounded, and the greatest part of the and dispersed with great loss, Buonamen either killed or wounded, there not parte and the Marshal flying from the being 20 persons remaining unhurt. Al field of battle; and in the latter, Marsbal though I shall ever deplore the unhappy Ney's division, near the same place, said issue of this contest, it would be great to have consisted of 18,000'men, appears injustice to the merits of the officers and to leave been completely accounted for by crew if I failed to report that their bra- the numbers killed and wounded, in addi. very and coolness are deserving of every tion to those who afterwards laid down praise : and I am convinced, if the Frolic their arms. I also stated the general dishad not been crippled in the gale, I should tribution of the armies as they stood at have to make a very different report to that time.--I have now to acquaint your your Excellency. The Wasp was taken, Lordship, that General Field Marsbal and the Frolic re-captured the same after- Prince Kutuseff Smolensku reports, on noon, by his Majesty's ship the Poictiers. the 230 November, from Laviky Farm, Being separated from them, I cannot that Buonaparte, with his guards, left transmit at present a list of killed and Orsha on the 20th of November, and wounded. Mr. Charles M.Kay, the first marched on the road to Kochanoff; and lieutenant, and Mr. Stephens, the master, that on the 21st the remaining troops of have died of their wounds.
the Enemy marched out of the former Sir J. B. Warren. T. WHINYATES. place, leaving 26 guns, and some hospi
tals, in which were upwards of 50 woundSir, Poictiers, at Sea, Oct. 18. ed French officers.--Count Platoff is orHis Majesty's ship under my command dered to follow the army marching on has this day captured the American sloop Kochanoff.-A detachment under Major, of war Wasp, of 20 gins, and retaken gen. Ermaloff, consisting of 14 battalions bis Majesty's brig Frolie, Capt, Whin- of infantry, some cavalry, and two comyates, which she had captured, after an panies of artillery, is directed to move by action of 50 ininutes. I have thought it Orsha to reinforce Count Platoff. The my duty to collect the Frolic's convoy, advanced guard of the inain army, under and to see them in safety to Bermuda. the command of General Millaradovitch,
The conduct of Capt. Whinyates, who consisting of the 2d and 7th divisions of I regret to say is wounded, and of his infantry, and the 21 division of cavalry, crew, appears to have been so decidedly was to cross the Dnieper on the 23d, at gallant, that I have been induced to con- Kopys, and was to direct its march upon tinue bim in the command of the Frolic, Tolotchina to join Gen. Ermaloff's.The until your pleasure is known.
main army will cross the Dnieper at Sir J. B. Warren, Bt. J. P. BERESFORD. Kopys, cn the 24th, and march by Sta
rasel to Tsetzershioff, from whence it may A letter from Capt. Broke, of the Shan. be directed according to circumstances, no:), gives an account of the capture of either upon Bobra or Berezinoff.-Gen. the Thorn American privateer brig, of 18 Wittgenstein reports, Nov. 24, from the guns, long nine-pounders, and 140 men. village of Cherai, that Adm. Tchichagoff
A letter from Capt. Davies,of the Garland, was at Borisoff Nov. 24, whence Gen. reports the capture of the Poor Sailor, Langeron informed the Count, by letters, American privateer, of one long sixpounder of the 22d inst. that Gen. Count Lambert and 50 men, by the boats of the Garland, was at Borisoff on the 21st, where he under Lieut. Brake. -Two letters from defeated the whole corps of Dembroffski, Capt. Boss, of the Rhodian sloop, state taking six cannon, two colours, and 3000 the capture of the Dash American priva prisoners, driving them on upon the road to. teer, of one gun and 30 men. And also Orsha; that Count Lambert had also of the Sarah Ann American privateer, taken, at Kaidanoff, two guns, and from carrying one twelve-pounder, and 40 men. two to three thousand prisoners; and
A list of 33 other American vessels that, including the hospitals at Minsk, in taken by the squadron, between the 11th the last eight days, upwards of 11,000. of July and 22d of October, has also prisoners, and 24' guns, had been taken. been transmitted.
Victor and Oudinot have retired from
before Count Wittgenstein upon Borisoff; LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY. the latter is marching in pursuit of them, Foreign-office, Dec. 30.-Dispatches from and on the 23d took 800 prisoners and Viscount Cathcart, K. T.
many carriages. -Count Wittgenstein re. MY LORD, St. Petersburgh, Nov. 30. ports, that Gen. Platoff is marching In my dispatch of the 25th inst. I had against the great body of the Enemy's, the honour to state to your Lordship the corps upon Toulochinow, by which it apimportant and brilliant successes of bis pears thé Enemy is enclosed on three Imperial Majesty's arms in the affairs of sides :- Gen. Platoff in his rear, Admiralthe 17th and 18th, in the former of which Tchichagoff in their front; and Count
Wittgenstein on their Hank. A report supposed to be marching; and it scarcely was received yesterday or another general appears possible that the remains of his officer, whose name I have not heard, army can get through these difficulties in having been taken prisoner, and I have presence of so many troops, with artillery also understood that accounts are receive and cavalry, regular as well as irregular. ed, that Gen. Ertle was arrived at Egou
CATACART, men.-The detachment under Gen, Sachen is understood to be fully adequate to
St. Petersburgh, Dec. 7. keep Prince Schwartzenberg in check- My LORD, Wbile is the act of disThe attempt to blow up the cathedral of patching the messenger, I received from Smolensko failed, the match having gone the palace, a report from Admiral Tchi. out before it reached the mine.-The fate chayoff, dated the 29th of November, of Marshal Ney has not been ascertained. upon the march to Ostachow, detailing his
CATHCART. proceedings from the 21st of November,
and stating that, in concert wiih Counts St. Pelersburgh, Dec. 6. Wiigen;tein and Platoff, he is in pursuit My LORD, I have the honour to trans- of the French, whose force he estimates mit the report of the defeat of Victor's at seventy thousand men, including Oudi. Corps by General Count Wittyenstein, not and Victor, aid which, he says, is proNov. 27.-It would seem that this corps vided witia cavalry and artillery, had altered its direction from Borissow,
CATHCART. and was proceeding up the left bank of the Berezina, when it was charged by Journal of Military Operations, dated Count Wittgenstein. The 16th, at day
Head-quarlers, Kopys. break, the Count pursued Buonaparte on Nov. 7 ---Major-gen. Borosdini having à road leading to Vilna, still upon the driven the Enemy from Laeda, pursued left bank of the Berezina.- A bridge had them with a part of his detachment as far been thrown over the rivér, at a place as Bolschoi Kolotofsky, and with his Cošo about 30 versts froin Borisoff, where there sacks as far as Kosan, where they were was an advantageous. position for the relieved by those of the detachment com. Enemy's rear-guard, and for covering the manded by the Aid-de-camp Gen. Count passage.--In this day's march, the French Oscharofsky. "The Enemy lost in his lost the whole of their equipages and fight seven pieces of cannon, and a numplunder, and rere vigorously and repeat. ber of carriages.—The General of Cavalry, edly attacked at the bridge.--The posi- Count Platoff
, reports, under date of the tion on the left bank being continually 5th inst. that having on the 3d approached reinforced by fresh troops, was contested Smolensko, and having learnt from the till night, when it was eiacuated, and inhabitants, who were quitting it, that the bridge was destroyed as soon as the the Enemy occupied the Fauxbourg of rear-guard had passed. There is a cross Petersburgh, he gave immediate orders road from this point which leads to the to his troops to attack under cover of the great road tó Vilna, and it was the in- fire of the artillery of the Don.-Col. tention of Count Wittgenstein to pursue, Kaysaroff, after having with his chas. as soon as he either received pontuons, seurs broken the barrier which the Enea or re-established the bridge:--General my had placed, vigorously pursued thein Platoff had already got to the right bank, into the Fauxbourg itself, from whence probably to Borisoff.--Admiral Tchicha- they fled in alarm and disorder within the goft's quarters appear to have been at no walls of the fortress, where they were exgreat distance; but no particular report of posed to a fire of grape-shot from the the distribution or movements of this part neighbouring heights. Whilst the Cosof the force has as yet been received, sacks and the chasseurs were engaged in since the affair of Count Lambert.-It the Fauxbourg, the Enemy made a sortie appears, however, from the conclusion of in two columus, with eight pieces of canCount Witgenstein's last report, that he non and a mortar, resolutely determined exfects the concert and support both of to repossess themselves of the Fauxbourg : the Admiral and of Count Platoff
. -Gę. but Major. gen. Koutcinckoff with his CosMillaradovitch was stated to have arrived sacks, and Colonel Kaysaroff with his at Borisoff when the last accounts came chasseurs, fell upon them, and having away.-The head-quarters of the main repulsed tiie infantry, took their cannore army were still advancing on a line pa- The Fauxbourg was retaken, when night rallel to, and to the Southward of the put an end to the contest. On the 4th inain road from Smolensko to Minsk, but the Enemy established themselves be. considerably in the rear of Ibe present hind the palisadoes, keeping possession operations. There are long defiles !0 of the left bank of the Dnieper, whilst his pass on the road from Borisoff to Minsk, columns quitted the towu, with precipita. as well as on that upon which Buonaparie is tion. ---Count Platoft caused Te Deum to Gext. Mad. Junuary, 1815,
be sung in presence of the troops, ac- vanče, be suddenly opened upon them companied by a discharge of artillery and a tremendous fire of grape-shot, so that a hurrah of the soldiers. --The Enemy on confounded, and seeing it impossible to 'quitting the town, sprung the mines which pierce through to Loubawitzch, they they had formed under several places of ihrew themselves into the woods on the the fórttess, which set fire to the houses banks of the Dnieper, and covering their of the Fauxbourg of Petersburgh, which march by chasseurs, pressed along the bank were situated opposite the fortress. — The of Ihe river until the night was far advanced, Aid-de-camp, Genr. Baron Mettersako. and threw into it the four pieces of cannon melsky, reports, that the officer whom he which they had with them. The 8th, at Had detached with three squadrons, had about six o'clock in the morning, the addiscovered an Evemy's column at three vanced-guard came up with the Enemy versts from Winnisa-Louki, and having in advance of Dombrowna. He was again surrounded them, he sent the Staabs-Ritto received with grape-shot on coming out meister of the hussars of the Akimfeldt of a forest on the road. Our Cossacks, guards, with a proposal to lay down their profiting by the disorder of the Enemy,
This coinmission he execored with and the well-directed fire of our artillery, complete success-aihe number of prison- attacked with the lance, killing many, ers amounted to 2500 men.--utelligence and making eight hundred prisoners, has been received, that the detachment among which was a Commissary general under Count Oscharofsky, has occupied and ten officers. Marshal Ney, seeing his Mohilow, after having dislodged the Ene- total defeat, threw himself into the forests, my. Provisions and forage sufficient to and collecting the troops whom the atsubsist the whole army, during ten days, tack of our Cossacks had dispersed, he were found in the place.-Mead-quarters occupied the village of Jaroubuff, where at Romanoff, on the 8th.
he defended himself with obstinacy, until Nov. 9. - The Count Oscharofsky re- night, which put an end to the combat. ports, that a detachment sent by him Nov. 10.-Gen. Couut Platoff reports, pursued the rear-guard of the Enemy on on the 9th, that during the pursuit of the their retreat from Kosan. The Cossacks, Enemy to Orsha he made four hundred jn following it on each side of the great prisoners. The Enemy defends the pasroad, had cut off part of it from Dom- sage of the river with his artillery, while browna, and regardless of tlie fire of he gives the town up to the flames. The grape-shot, threw themselves, together Partizau Dasidoff attacked the Enemy on with the chasseurs, upon the Enemy's the 9th, at Kopys, and killing many, column, killed more than 1000 men, took made two hundred and eighty-five prifour pieces of cannon, with the caissons soners, besides taking a quantity of laden with grape, besides a considerable equipages; passing afterwards the river number of carts, and made 600 pri- by swimming, he sent various parties to soners. --Major-ġen. Borosdin reports, on Schkloff, Staroselije, and Orsha.The The 4th, that having with his detachment Count Platoff reports on the 91h, that the driven the Enemy from Dombrowna, he Enemy had, after some resistance, been had pursued him to Orsha, on which oc- driven from. Orsha, and that at one casion he took above four hundred men o'clock the town had been occupied by and eight officers. At Dombrowna was our troops. The Euemy left there lwenty found a small magazine of flour, oats, pieces of cannon, some provisions, and and hay.--Gen. Count Platoff reports on his hospitals, in which were found, of the 7th, that proceeding from Smolensko officers alone, fifty persons.-On the 11th to Dombrowia, he had destroyed a de- the grand army halted at Launike. tachment of the Enemy, which, after the defeat of the French army at Krasno, had Proceedings of the Military Operations of the · saved itself by flight, and passed over to
Russian Army. the right bank of the Dnieper, in order to Nov. 13.—The Aid-de-camp Gen. Count come up again with the main body. The Oscharoffsky, as he was proceeding on Count made 3000 prisoners, among whom the 12th, with part of the detachment is the late Chief Comipissary General at under his command, from Schkloff toSmolensko, de Puibusque. In a second wards Mohilow, was informed by some of report, Gen. Platoff states, that, con- the inhabitants, who had left that place, tinuing, on the 7th, his route to Dom- that the Enemy's troops which had rebrowna, he was informed that Marshal mained there, bad threatened to set on Ney was marching with the remains of fire all within their reach. In consehis corps to Louba witch, and had been quence of this information, Count' Oscha. seen in the afternoon at Gousuiroff. Have roffsky, without loss of time, ordered on ing' occupied this place witb his. Cos. the Cossacks from Paltawa, mounted the sacks on the left, Gen. Platoff ordered ritlemen, and arrived before night with masked batteries to be raised on the road; his cavalry and artillery, in time to save and having permitted the Enemy to 'ad- the town, from whence be immediately
drore drove the Enemy--thus at the same time very great, that he found it was unne. selieving the place, and many large ma- cessary to make any particular report on gazines which it contained, from the dan. the occasiou, as it seldom occurred that ger with which it was threatened.-Gen. be took less than a thousand prisoners Millaradovitch reports that, on the 12th,
each day. On the 13th, Gen. Platoff he shall be with part of his van-guard at reports, that Lieut.-gen. Martinott having Tototschin.--The grand army halted at attacked the Enemy, with Major-gen. Kopys.
Koutepikoft's brigade, as he was march. Nou, 14.-Gen. Platoff reports that on ing on the high road, killed 500 of them, the 12th, some of the Enemy's troops, and made 400 prisoners, amongst whom which had separated from the corps un- vas Gen, Dseworofsky.-Head-quarters der Marshal Ney, and had taken the at Staroselije, road to Loubawitnte, surrendered, to the [Report from the General of Cavalry, number of eight hundred men. The Ene- Count Wittgenstein, dated Staroe Borymy's, loss in prisoners was, indeed, so soff, Nov. 29, shall appear in our next.]
ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN OCCURRENCES.
be hopeless. To prove to Europe his deThe successes of the Russians have votion to Buonaparte, the King of Prussia been attended with the very important had sent Prince De Hatzfeld on a mission consenueyce of the defectiou of the whole to Paris. Much verbiage is employed of the Prussian army, (supposed to for the purpose of setting forth his sorrow amount to nearly 30,000 men,) with its and indignation at this act of disobedience commanders, Generals D’York and Mis. on the part of his Generals and his troops. senbach. From the Paris Journals we It is said, in private letters, that the collect the following particulars: the 10th Prussian troops, having actually joined corps, which included the Prussian con- the Russians, had advanced towards tingent, was employed in the blockade of Dantzic. On this account, the Prussian Riga, under Marshal Macdonald; when fortresses have been declared by the the disasters' which overwhelmed and an- French in a state of Siege! nihilated the French Grand Army, and Private accounts from Berlin not only the advance of the vietorious Russians confirm the representation that the king under Count Wittgenstein, obliged it to was a prisoner in the hands of Gen. Deretreat. Macdonald, with about 6000 saix, the French Commandant; but add, French, which had, to overawe the others, that in consequence of the suspicions en. been attached to the corps, and one divi. tertained of the Prussian soldiery, an atsion of the Prussians under Gen. Missen- tempt had been made to disarm them.--' bach, reached Tilsit, leaving the main This was resisted ; many lives had been bouy of the Prussians. - Gen. D’York, lost; and the result was that some hunpressed by the Russians, and not bearing, dreds had been marched to Magdeburgh, it may be supposed, much affection to to be incorporated in:o other regiments. the French service, entered into a Con- Domiciliary visits had been instituted by vention with Count Wittgenstein, by which the police of Berlin; and all the Russian he was permitted to occupy Eastern Prus. prisoners had been ordered to be removed sia, and form a neutral corps. But what from the Prussian states. There is certainly is of more importance, and proves that an insurrection in Silesia ; but we have he was well acquainted with the senti- no precise infornuation of the numbers or ments of his countrymen is, that he en- situation of those engaged in it. The adgages for the obedience of another divi. vance of the Russians will probably kinsion of Prussians under Missenbach, and dle the dame of independence throughout which was then with Macdonald at Tilsit. the Prussian and Saxon States. And this division, on the first summons,
A letter from Stockholm, dated the 9th yields obedience, and drparts for Eastern inst, communicates the following importPrussia without Macdonald (Duke of 'Ta
ant facts :rento) being able to prevent it by force ! “ Accounts from Konigsberg; by the -It was provided by the Convention, in way of Germany, state the arrival there case of the treaty not being ratified, that of 70 Generals, 10 Colonels, and about the Prussians should not serve against 1000 other Officers, without troops, or Rnssia for two months.--The King of hardly any, who have reached that capiPrussia (b-ing still in the power of France) tal, some on horseback, come on foot, and had refused his assent-had ordered Gen. all in the most wretched situation. The. D'York to be arrested as a traitor, and same accounts, which are quite authen. tried for contumacy if he did not appear tic, mention the arrival of Murat with
had delegated the command of the con- two battalions of the French guards, which, tingent to Gen. Kleist, with orders to however, contained only two compacies, withdraw the men, which is admitted to of 150 men each. It is said, thai the few