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them replied, “ Soyez tranquille, les of the center part of the land of Cape * Anglois font de braves gens, nous les Sepet, I was afraid we should have been “ traiions bien; l'Admiral Anglois est obliged to make a tack, but as we drew de forti il y a quelque tems.” It may be near the shore, and were ready, the came more easily conceived than any words up two points, and just weathered the can express wliat I felt at the moment. Cape. As we passed very close along that The circumstance of our situation, of shore, the batteries kept up as brisk a fire course, was known throughout the ship as the wetness of the weather would admit. in an instant, and saying we were all When I could afford to keep the ship a prisoners, the Officers Toon got near me,
little from the wind, I ordered some guns to know our situationi. At the same time to be fired at a battery that had just opened a flaw of wind coming down the har. abreast of us, which quieted them a little. bour, Lieut. Webly, the Third Lieute We then stopped firing till we could keep nant of the ship, said to me, “ I believe, her away, with the wind abaft the beam, Sir, we shall be able to fetch out, if we when, for a few minutes, we kept up a
her under fail." I inmediately very brifk fire on the last battery we had perceived we hould have a chance of to pals, and which I believe mult othersaving the ship; at least, if we did not, we
wile have done us great damage. At half ought not to lose his Majesty's ship with. past twelve, being out of reach of their out some contention. I ordered every shot, the firing ceased : fortunately we liad person to their respective stations, and no perfon hurt. Sonie hot palled through the Frenchmen to be sent below: they the fails, part of the standing and running perceiving fomne bustle, two or three or rigging thot away, and two French 38 them began to draw their fabres; on pound Mot, that struck the hull, was áll which I ordered some of the marines to the damage we received. take the half pikes, and force them below,
Sam, Hood. which was soon done: I then ordered all the Maltele between decks, that we WHITEHALL, MARCH 11. might not have confusion with too many IT appears by dispatches which were men, I believe in an infant such a received yesterday by the Right Hon. change in people was never seen ; every Henry Dundas, his Majesty's Principal officer and man was at his duty, and í Secretary of State for the Home Dipart. do believe within three minutes every fail ment, from Vice Admiral Lord Hood and in the ship was fet, and the yards braced Lieutenant-General David Dundas, dated ready for cafting. The steady and active St. Fiorenzo in the Inand of Corsica, the alliltance of Lieutenant Turner and all 21st and 22d of February 1794, that the the Officers prevented any confulion from Tower and Garrison of Mortella surrenarisong in our critical situation. As soon dered on the roth of that month ; that as the cable was tort, I ordered it to be the strong redoubt and batteries of the cut, and had the good fortune to see the Convention were taken by storm on the ship fart from the shore; the head fails 17th, after a fevere cant nading of two were filled : a favourable' flaw of wind daye ; that the same night the enemy abancoming at the same time, got good way doned the Tower of Forneli and iwo conon her, and we had then every prospect of fiderable sea batteries dependent upon it; getting out, if the fonts did not disable that on the 19th they retreated from Si. us. To prevent our being retarded by Fiorenzo to Bastia ; that previous to their the boats, I ordered them to be cut adrifi, retreat one of their frigates was sunk, and as also the French boat. The moment anotlier burrit in the Gulph ; and that the brig faw us begin to loose fails, we the town, forts, and port, were taken could plainly fenecive the was getting her poffetlion of the same day by tiis Majelty's guns ready, and we allo faw lights on all land and sea forces. the batteries. When we had fhot far The loss of the British conists of 13 enough for the brig's guns to bear on killed and 39 wounded, beides fix failors pe, which was not inore than three ships of the Fortitude killed, and 56 woundec, lengths, the began to fires also a fort a from the fue of the Fort of Mortella, lule on the sta board bow, and foon after all of them, on both sides, as they WHITEHALL, MARCH 156 could bring their guns to bear. As foon By dispatches received on Thursday as the fails were well trimmed, I beat to last by the Rt. Hon. Henry Dundas, his qnarters to get our guns ready, but not Majetty's Principal Secretary of Stats with an intention of fring till we were for the Home Department, tiom Lie! fure of getting out. When we got abreast tenant Governor Williamlon, dared loVOL, XXV.
maica, the 19th of January last, and from Prince's apartments, where it began, id Major Grant, of the same date, from the rest of the building, in the space of Mole St. Nicholas, in the island of St. seven or eight hours reduced the whole Domingo, it appears, that the united to a heap of alhes. The Royal Family parishes of Leogane, and the parishes of have happily escaped without accident; Arcahaye and Jean de Rabel, in that but the greater part of their valuable effects island, have surrendered to his Majesty, have been a prey to the flames. It is upon the same terms which had been not yet known what number of lives have granted to Jeremie, Cape St. Nicholas, been loft, but it is to be hoped, confiderand St. Marc; and that Mirebelais, near ing the rapidity of the conflagration, which Port-au-Princs, had solicited leave to was increased by a very strong wind, that hoist the British flag, which had been the number is not great. This Palace, complied with.
one of the most commodious and most [Here follows the lists of ordnance, fumptuoully furnished in Europe, was ftores, and ammunition, found in St. built in the Reign of Christian the Sixth, Marc and Jean de Rabel, transmitted by and is said to have coft (in building only) Major Grant.]
considerably above a million fterling : It
seems, therefore, not an exorbitant cal. ADMIRALTY-OFFICE, MARCH 15.
culation to suppose that, with the loss fuí. The following is an extract of a Let- tained by the hundreds of individuals by rer received on Thursday last from whom it was inhabited, the whole damage Commodore Ford, Commander in Chief may amount to two millions sterling. It of his Majcky's Mips at Jamaica, to Mr. is some consolation in so great a disaster, Stephens, dated Mole si. Nicholas, the that the Royal Library, consisting of be. 22d of January 1794.
tween 200,000 and 300,000 volumes, I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, which stood detached from the principal for the information of the Lords Com- pile, has been fortunately saved. Darmisioners of the Admiralty, that the ing the whole of this distressful scene, parishes of Jean Rabel, St. Marc, Ar- the Garrison and the Citizens were under cahaye, and Boucaslın, on the North, arms, and every effort was made, both and Leogane on the South side of the by the military and the sailors, to present Bight, are in our poffeflion by capitula- disorder and pillage. tion, and the British flag flying therein ;
His Danish Majesty is lodged for the and as our poft at Boucailin is within present in an apartment at Couns Beruje i2 or 14 miles of Port-au-Prince, I Itorff's, and the rest of the Royal Family procecded, without loss of time, with are difperted in different quarters of the the squadron under my command, to the town, where they will remain till houses neighbourhood thereof, in order to proper for their reception can be got give countenance and protection, accord ready. ing to the exigency of the case; and finding, on my arrival there, that the WHITEHALL, MARCH 16. Spaniards had taken poseslion of Borgoe,
THE following are Extracts of a Gonahives, Petite Rivierre, and Verrette,
Letter from Major-General Williamson I proceeded off Port-au-Prince, in order to the Right Hon. Henry Dundas, one of to induce a capitulation to the King
his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of my Master; and accordingly fent CapState, and of one inclosed therein from tain Rowley of the Penclope, on the ad Leutenant-Colonel Whitelocke, received inft. with a flag of truce, to the Civil this day : Commislary Santhonax, offering the fame Extract of a Letter from Major-General capitulation which the inhabitants of St. Adam Wiliamjon to the Right Hox. Mare had voluntarily accepted, but which Henry Duntes, dated King's Hesse, he refused in toto. As I found that in. Jamaica, Feb. 9, 1794: treaty had no effcet, I determined to I have thie honour to lend herewith an eftablish a blockade, which has continued Extract of a Letter from Colonel Whiteever since, and not a vellel of any de locke, with the particulars of the capture tcription entered.
of Cape Tiluron. The business was
spirited and well done. COPENHAGEN, MARCH 1.
This post is of the utmost importance ; On Wednesday cvening, about five it fecures the passage, and, with Cape o'clock, a dreadial fi-- bruke out in the Nichola Mole, commands that fine exRoyal Palace of Chritjar fourg, which tensive Bay. coinmunicating from the Hereditary It has aifo drove the Brigands as far
back as Aux Cayes, which leaves the The post of Irois being no longer neparishes of the Grand Ance in the most cessary, I have directed it to be dismantled. perfect focurity.
The enemy are now Mut out of our The trade between this Iand and St. poffeffions, there being no polt of conseDomingue is already prodigious ; and quence within 69 miles of Tiburon. the quantity of produce brought here, Return of the Killed and Wounded at tbe Attack will, I hope, on its arrival in Great
of Cape Tiburon, Feb. 3, 1794. Britain, add confiderably to the Revenue.
Total.--- 3 privates killed ; 1 captain, 'I Extra&t of a better from Lieutenant- subaltern, i volunteer, 1 lerjeant, and 7
Colonel Wbitelocke, of the 13th regi. privates, wounded. ment, commanding at Jeremie, to Ma
N. B. Hon. Capt. Colvill, of the 13th jor General Williamjon, dated Europa, regiment, wounded lightly in the leg; Lieut. eff Tiburon, Feb. 3, 1794.. The Commodore and his squadron in the hand, but not dangerously; Volug
Dana, of the 13th Light Infantry, wounded called at Jeremie on the morning of the
teci Dolphina dangerously wounded, 31tt ultimo; the troops were immediately embarked, and the whole failed in the Return of Ordnance taken at Cape Tiburon, Feb. evening.
3, 1794 We did not arrive off Tiburon till the 18 Eighteen Pounders, evening of the 2d, when the three frigates
4 Six or Eight Pounders, anchored near to the thore, in the Ance
i Field Piece, Four Pounder. du Mitau.
2 Field Pieces, Three Pounders. The enemy were strong, and seemed The Magazine complete with every to wait our landing; but after a few
description of Ammunition. broadades from the ships the Beach ap
A, WILLIAMSON. peared to be clear, and just before dark
(HERE END THE GAZETTEs.] I ordered the flank companies to land, and to take posseffion of a house about
FROM OTHER PAPERS. 150 paces from the Beach, and well fituat A letter from Lyons has the following ed for defence, and to protect the landing curious paragraph ; Jean Bap:ifte Vice of the whole.
torie Guilloune, M. D. formerly of LyMajor Spencer commanded the fank ons, was lately among the muititude who companies, and was 'not annoyed till have been executed here ; he was charged the moment the boats grounded, when with having corresponded with pertons at the Brigands appeared in line on the Turin. li is an extraordinary thing that Beach, and fired on the troops, who, by
he Mould suffer death by an inltrument of the Major's orders, were on thore in an
his own invention. He died with great inftant, charged, and in a minute routed
reluctance, and declared, that when he the enemy, and surrounded the poit. produced his instrument to the world, it I landed at day-light with the 13th and
was from motives of humanity alone.'' 20th, the Marines, and British Legion,
The following summons was issued by and found that the Brigands had eva
the French General, on his taking the cuated all the posts, and escaped to field, to the Prince of Cobourg: wards Aux Cayes, by the Mountain Road, General Picilegry to General CoBOURG, without burning or destroying property of
" General, any description.
“ I fummon you, in the name of the The numbers of the enemy were about French Republic, to give up immediately 659 Blacks, and 200 Mulattoes and Quesnoy, Valenciennes, and Condé ; Whires, very strongly polted. About oinerwide I shall attack and vanquish you. 150 more surrendered themselves, and re
“ PICHEGRU." pain. I understand so of thein were
The reasons that his Prusian Majesty kilicu and wounded
oppuies to a general armament of the I have only to add on this subject, that inhabitants of the Empire are the follow, the conduct of Major Spencer was highly ing, viz.-1. By employing the peasants bunuurable to him, and he was hand. against the enemy, agriculture will want formely supported by the officers and men hands.-2. That there are not arms fuffiof the tank companies.
cient to give to such a mass of people. I have left Lieut. Baskerfield to com. 3. That it is impossible, in fo fort a time, mand, with so nien of the 13th, the to teach the manual exercise to the inhabi, Colonial Ticops, and Jean Kino's corps tants.-4. It has been found by the expe.
rience of the two lait campaigns, that the
foldiers opposed to the French must be per. hope this scarcity will shortly ceale. fefly exercised to make head against them. la the Convention both Birrere and lo 5. Lastly, Independent of the above reasons, gendre have proposed the observazion of a it is in finitely Cangerous, at a time like the voluntary Leni, to save the consumption of present, wben the French are watching every meat, Barrere observed, that under the old advantage to inñnuate their principles, to are fyftem there were about fix months in the femble such a mass of men, whose ideas upon year that meat was not eaten, which made forms of government mult be various, and a difference of one half in the consumption among whom consequently diffentions might of that article; besides which, before the arise, disastrous their consequences both to war, all the country people lived upon the the armies and to the constitution of the produce of the earth, and now 1,200,000 Empire.
men eat meat daily ; La Vendee furnished a The accounts from Paris of the 27th of number of oxen and theep, and now fur. February bring a very melancholy detail of nishes pone. Legendre with great earneit, the fituarion of that capital with respect to nels urged the decreeing of the Leag al. provisions, particularly butcher's meat. I-dging that they would otherwise be obliged The people are driven to such a pitch, that to fatt in spite of themselves, for the time a lupply no lo per arrives in Paris, than the was at hand when they would have neither multitude se ze on it, and hare it among meat nor candles ; that the oxen killed lately them. A very poor small pullet lelis for ten did not afford tallow enough to light each livres, and the market of Poifly, which used other to their deaths; and that the provincial lately to fornith from 4000 to 8000 oxen, resources for cattle were exhausted, and the the last market day only produced 200. On foreign ones totally stopped. It was decreed the morning of the 21st iwo large waggon that the proposal of Barrere thould be taken loads of stinking fowls were exposed on the joto consideration, Quay of St. Valley, but the Commissaries of The French Convention have ordered all the Police ordered them to be thrown into the pleasure grounds to be cilled, or employed the river. The merchants, no' withftanding in pasture--and have adopted other meafures the Laws, ftill cantinue to monopolize ; ve. to put a stop to the present fcarcity of pro, getables are equally as scarce; however, from yifions. the measures adopted by the Magiltrates they
When the Court met, before the libel was T! "HE Right Hon. W. B. Ponsonby intro. read over, Mr. Gerald objected to the Lord
duced his promised Bill on the subject Justice Clerk fitting on the bench. Upon of a Parlianentary Reform in ihe Irin Com. this his Lordship rose, and Lord Henderland mons, on which a debate took place. At took the Chair. twelve the House divided on the motion of Sir Mr. Gerald then presented a written me Hercules Langrishe, that the Bill be read the nute, containing the specific objections to his second time ihe ist of August-Ayes 142 - Lordship's sitting on the Bench, and the faas Noes 44-Majority againit the Bill 98. which he offered to prove in support of these
MARCH 10. This day came on the trial objections:- They were, that bis Lordihin of joieph Gerald, Esq. late of Bloomsbury had prejudged his cause, inasmuch as, some Square, London. The accusation, at the in time since, when in the houre of Mr. Rtance of the Lord Advocate of Scotland, Rochead of Invei leith, he said, “ What would charged him with being a Member of a scdi. they think of fending Margarot to Botany rious Affociation, called “ THE BRITISH Bay, and giviog him a whipping alío ?”. This CO: VENTION," which met at Edinburgh in minute he desired might be entered on the Nvvember and December lalt; and that, on Records of the Court. the 21th and 29th of November he made Ad. Their Lordships in general were of opidreiles of a seditious nature to the Members nion, that the objection was not well found. of the said Cravention.--(These Speeches are ed, for the words alluded to were merely part givin ar length in the indicimeni.) The in of a conversation at table ; and could any maq disment also charge Mr. Gerald with being suppore, that such language could have any prefent in th: Convetition wheu the Magisa influence upon a Judicial Procedure? Would traces and Ser ff went to disperse the Mem. it be proper to give force to such a charge bers. The libel was restricted to an arbi founded on a few loose words, and not at all trary punishment.
cpnnected with the proceedings of the Court,
nor delivered in the capacity of a Judge ? Naved, that far from venturing boldly to spe. If such objections were to be tolerated, they culate in politics, ir dares not so much as state might be attended with the most dangerous fails, but is obliged to supprefs them whenconsequences. It was throwing an indignity ever they would tell againit the existing Go. upon the Court, and was intended as a foul vernment, of this we have a striking in, afperfion upon the character of that respect. Itance in the case of the late Queen, whole able and learned Judge who was Vice Presi. trial no man has dared to publish in an un. dent of the Court, and who added honour lo garbled itate, the Beach. Suppose that such words really All the accounts of that extraordinary tria! had been spoken, how could they tend to which have been published in Paris say, that prejudice the cause of Mr. Gerald, when it when the President of the Revolutionary Triremained with a Jury to try him? One of bunal asked her whether the had any thing their Lorddhips remarked, that the charge more to say in her defence, her answer was against the defendant, if true, was highly ag. -“ Nothing;" and that when she had ut. gravated by the ill. founded charge he had tered this word the was removed from the now made opon that respectable Judge; and, bar, and carried back to prison. if a verdict were found againft him by the In this account the truth was shamefully Jury, be would not say but be might consider suppretted, because it was feared, that if told Fourteen Years Transportasign as too small a it would make such an impreslion upon the "puri hment to be inflicted. In the case of Mr. people, as might prompt them to rescue this Margarot, be hesitated much whether fourteen mluftrious vi&tim from the fury of the Jacoyears ought to be the punishment, or whether bins. The fact is, that ber Majesty gave to one more severe should be imposed; for, he the President's question-an answer that could confidered the conduct of that person, in the not be heard without omotion by any set of course of his trial, as highly reprehensible. men who still potleMed a particle of fenfibi. The accusation which the defendant now made lity, and therefore it was suppressed by those might originate in m-lice.
guardians of Liberiy, who had every thing to Their Lordships resumed the confideration fear if the press was left unfeltered. of the objection, and were or opinion that it The Queen's answer was as dignified as it was irrelevant, and ought to be rejcded. was pa hetic. Upon this Lord Chief Jultice Clerk wis called When the President of the Bloody Tribus to the Chair. The indictment was then read over, nal afised her whether the had any thing more to which the defendant pleaded - Not Guilty. to say in her defence, her answer was
Mr. Gillies then addressed the Court in de. Nothing I was a queen and you des fence of Mr. Gerald.
throned me I was a wife and you mur13. The High Court of Justiciary met dered my husband I was a mother and agreeable to adjournment of Monday, on the you tore me from my children. --Nothing frial of Joseph Gerald, for Sedition.
now is left me but my blood-Frenchmen, The pleadings on both fides continued till 'drink it-glut yourselves with it! All I eleven o'clock at night, when the Jury with ask is, that you will not keep me long in diew, and brought in a verdict next morning • pain, but put a speedy end to my sufat eleven o'clock, unanimouQy finding the
• ferings.' Pannel Guilly, wlien the Lords patsed len More than five bundred persons heard this lence of Banishment beyond Seas for four answer, and were so affected by it, that few teen Year's, &c. *
of tbem were able to refrain from tears; The Dict against Sinclair is deserted pro many of them applauded it, and shouts of loco sempre, on account of the imbecility bravo! bravo ! re-echoed from every part of of his mind.
the hall. Yet thuugh there were so many
witneffes of this fact, there was not in all THE LATE QUEEN OF Paris one single paper that dared to state it.
' Such is the Liberty of the Prels in France. In Paris, which the Conventionalists affect to call the seat of Liberiy, the press is so ens
As the fortune of this young gentleman arrests at the present period a confulerable Phare of the public curiosity; the following anecdotes cannot be unacceptable to our reader.
He was born in the West Indies, where he inherited considerable property. His first rendence in this country was under the roof of Dr. Parr, with whom he remained for a Dumber of years.
When he left the care of his learned instructor, he returned to the West Indies, where he married, and where his wife now resides. By this lady lic had two children, who are tow alive, and at school in this country.
Mr. Gecald is at this time no more than 34 years of age.