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arrender, I constructed, on the 28th, a battery of six 24-pounders, within 1000 yards of the south-east bastion of the citadel, which I was informed was in so weak a state that it might be easily breached. The parapet was soon in ruins, but the rampart received little injury, and I was soon convinced that my means were unequal to a regular iege; the only prospect of success that presented itself was, to erect a battery as near as possible to a wall by the south gate, that joins the works to the sea, and endeavour to breach it. This was effected by a six-gun battery, within 600 yards; and though it was exposed to a very superior fire from the enemy, which had been incessant during the whole of the siege, a breach was reported practicable on the 2d instant. Many reasons induced me not to delay the assault, though I was aware that the troops would be exposed to a very heavy fire in approaching and mounting the breach. Orders were issued for the attack an hour before day-break the ensuing morn. ing, and a summons was sent to the governor in the evening to surrender the town. To this measure no answer was returned.-The troops destined for the assault, consisted of the rifle corps under major Gar. dener, the light infantry under lieut..col. Brownrigg and major Trotter, the grenadiers under majors Campbell and Tucker, and the 38th regiment under lieut..col. Vassal and major Nugent.-They were supported by the 40th regiment under major Dalrymple, and the 87th under lieutenantcolonel Butler and major Miker. The whole were commanded by colonel Brownc. The remainder of my force, consisting of the 17th VOL. XLIX.

light dragoons, detachments of the 20th and 21st light dragoons, the 47th regiment, a company of the 71st, and a corps of 700 marines and seamen, were encamped under brigadier-general Lumley, to protect our rear.

"At the appointed hour the troops marched to the assault. They approached near the breach before they were discovered, when a destructive fire from every gun that could bear upon it, and from the musquetry of the garrison, opened upon them. Heavy as it was, our loss would have been com. paratively trilling, if the breach had been oper; but during the night, and under our fire, the enemy had barricaded it with hides, so as to render it nearly impracticable.— The night was extremely dark. The head of the column missed the breach; and when it was approached, it was so shut up, that it was mistaken for the untouched wall. In this situation the troops remained under a heavy fire for a quarter of an hour, when the breach was discerned by captain Renny, of the 40th light infantry, who pointed it out, and gloriously fell as he mounted it. Our gallant soldiers rushed to it, and, difficult as it was of access, forced their way into the town. Cannon were placed at the head of the principal strects, and their fire for a short time, was destructive; but the troops advanced in all directions, clearing the streets and batteries with their bayonets, and overturning their cannon. The 40th regiment, with colonel Browne, followed.-They also missed the breach, and twice passed through the fire of the batteries, before they found it.-The 87th regiment was posted near the north gate, which

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the troops who entered at the breach were to open for them, but their ardour was so great that they could not wait. They scaled the walls, and entered the town as the troops within approached it. At daylight, every thing was in our possession except the citadel, which made a show of resistance, but soon surrendered; and early in the morning the town was quiet, and the wo men were peaceably walking the

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"The gallantry displayed by the troops during the assault, and their forbearance and orderly behaviour in the town, speak so fully in their praise, that it is unnecessary for me to say how highly I am pleased with their conduct. The service they have been engaged in since we landed has been uncommonly severe and laborious, but not a murmur has escaped them; every thing I wished has been effected with order and cheerfulness. Our loss during the siege was trifling, particularly as we were not sheltered by approaches, and the enemy's fire of shot and shell was incessant. But it is painful for me to add, that it was great at the assault. Many most valuable officers are among the killed and wounded. Major Dal rymple, of the 40th, was the only field officer killed. Lieut.-cols. Vassal, and Brownrigg, and major Tucker, are among the wounded. I am deeply concerned to say, that the two former are severely so. The enemy's loss was very great, about 800 killed, 500 wounded, and the governor don P. R. Hul. dobro, with upwards of 2000 offieers and men, are prisoners. About 1500 escaped in boats, or secreted themselves in the town.

Lumley, and from col. Browne, 1 have received the most able and the most zealous assistance and sup port. The former protected the line from the enemy during our march, and covered our rear during the siege.

The latter conducted it with great judgement and determined bravery. -The established reputation of the royal artillery has been firmly supported by the com. pany under my orders; and I consider myself much indebted to captains Watson, Dickson, Carmichael, and Wilgress, for their zealous and able exertions. Captain Fanshaw, of the engineers, was equally zealous; and though young in the ser vice, conducted himself with such propriety, that I have no doubt of his proving a valuable officer.The captains and officers of the navy have been equally zealous to assist us; but I feel particularly indebted to captains Donnelly and Palmer for their great exertions. They commanded a corps of ma. rines and seamen that were landed, and were essentially useful to us with the guns, and in the batteries, as well as in bringing up the ord. nance and stores.-I have the ho nour to be, &c. S. AUCHMUTY,

Brigadier-general commanding." "P. S. I am extremely concern. ed to add, that lieut.-cols. Vassal and Brownrigg both died yesterday of their wounds. I had flattered myself with hopes of their recovery; but a rapid mortification has deprived his majesty of two most able and gallant officers.

Return of the Killed, Wounded, and Missing of the Forces under the command of Brigadier-General Sir Sam. Auchmuty.

Between 16th and 20th ult. 1 lieute.

"From brig. gen. the hon. W. naut, 1 drummer, 18 rank and file,

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killed; 2 majors, 3 captains, 1 lieut. 2 serjeants, 1 drummer, 119 rank and file, wounded; 1 rank and file, missing. During the Siege, 1 captain, 3 rank and file. killed; 1 lieut., 1 ensign, 12 rank and file, wounded, 7 rank and file missing.-At the Assault, 1 major, 3 captains, 2 lieuts., 2 serjeants, 5 drummers, 105 rank and file, killed; 2 lieut. colonels, 3 captains, 8 licuts., 4 ensigns, 4 staff, 18 serjeants, 5 drummers, 235 rank and file, wounded. -Total, 1 major, 4 captains, 3 lieuts., 2 serjeants, 6 drummers, 126 rank and file, killed; 2 lieut.-colo. nels, 2 majors, 6 captains, 10 lieuts., 5 ensigns, 4 staff, 20 serjeants, 6 drummers, 366 rank and file, woun. ded; 8 rank and file missing.-Captains Wilgress and Crookshanks, 31 rank and file, included in the above, have since returned to their duty.

Officers Killed and Wounded. Killed upon Landing, lieut. Fitzpatrick, of the 40th.--Slightly Wounded upon Landing, major Trotter, of the 83d; major Campbell, of the 40th; capts. Wilgress, of the royal artillery; Crookshanks of the 38th; Rogers of the 40th; lieut Chawner, of the 95th.-Killed during the Siege, capt. Beaumont, of the 8th.Wounded during the Suge, lieut. O'Brien, of the 87th; the hon. C. Irby, midshipman.-Killed in the Assault, major Dalrymple, of the 40th ; capt. Rennie, of ditto; lieut. Alston, of ditto; capt. Mason, of the 38th; lieut. Irwine, of the 87th; capt. Dickenson, of the 95th.

Wounded in the assault-11th regt. lieut. col. Brownrigg, (since dead.) 40th, lieut. Smith, and ensign Cancern.-87th, lieut. Evans, and M'Rea.-38th, lieut. col. Vas

sal, (since dead,) capt. Shiplay, lieut. Brownon; ensigns White, Willshire, and Frazer, (the last since dead;) paymaster Willshire, adju tant Hewitt, and assistant surgeon Garratt,-40th. lieuts. Wallace, Johnson, and Ramus.-724, major Tucker.-95th, lieuts. Scanian and M'Namara.

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A dispatch from admiral Stirling, dated Feb. 8, relates his co-operation with the military forces; and mentions the landing of 800 marines to assist them. Finding he could not get near enough with the ships to produce any effect, he dis posed of them so as to prevent any escape from the harbour." The distance (says he,) which the ships lay from the shore, with the almost constant high winds and swell we had, and the great way every thing was to be dragged by the seamen, up a heavy sandy road, made the duty excessively laborious. squadron had almost daily 1400 men on shore, and this ship was often left with only 30 men on board. -The defence made by the enemy protracted the siege longer than was expected, and reduced our stock of powder so low, that the king's ships, with all the transports, and what a fleet of merchantmen had for sale, could not have furnished a further consumption for more than two days, when a practicable breach was fortunately made, and on the 3d inst. early in the morning, the town and citadel were most gal. lantly carried by storm."- [After many encomiums on the bravery of his officers and men, the admiral states his loss at six killed, 28 woun ded, and four missing, and gives a list of the prizes taken at Monte Video, comprising 57 ́ vessels, from 100 to 650 tons, besides 15 sloopTt2

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rigged gun-boats, and six row. boats with guns; among them are eight ships, from 20 to 28 guns each; four from 16 to 10 guns each; and the rest Indiamen and merchantmen. A sloop of war, with a vast quantity of treasure on board, was blown up during the storm.]

Gallant Enterprise.-Letter from
Captain Sayer, of his Majesty's
Ship Galatea:--

His Majesty's Ship Galatea, Coast of
Caraccas, Jan. 22, 1807.

SIR,

under every disadvantage, with more than double their numbers, were twice repulsed by them. The boats now dropped, and poured through her stern and quarter-ports a destructive fire of musquetoons, and small arms, that cleared the deck of many of the enemy, who were all crowded aft; when, after an ar duous struggle (a third time) for a footing, our men rushed a-board, and in a few minutes drove all be fore them; the bowsprit and gib. boom were covered; some flew aloft, and others below; the captain and most of his officers were lying wounded on the decks, leaving the remainder of this handful of men in proud possession of the French imperial corvette, Le Lynx, of fourteen 24-pounders, carro. nades, and two long 9-pounders, chasers, pierced for 18 guns, and manned with 161 men, commanded by monsieur Jean M. Yarquest, with dispatches from Guadaloupe for the Caraccas: she is two years old, and a well equipped fine vessel, in all respects, for his majesty's ser. vice.

Yesterday morning we discovered from the mast-head a sail in the S. E. steering for la Guira, and soon compelled her to another course for Barcelona; about noon it was mostly calm, when she appeared to be a man-of-war, and, by her ma. nœuvre, an enemy; she had now the advantage of us by a breeze, and, with her lofty flying sails and sweeps, was leaving us fast. At two o'clock her top gallant sails were scarcely above the horizon, but in a situation between the ship and the coast that still afforded me hopes of her, by co-operation of the boats; they pushed off, under the direction of the first-lieutenant, William Combe, manned with five officers, 50 seamen, and 20 marines; and, after rowing about 12 leagues in eight hours (part of the time un. der a burning sun,) they came up with her, going, with a light land breeze, about two knots. Having first hailed her, our brave fellows instantly attempted to board on both quarters, but by the fire of her guns, which had been all trained aft in readiness, and having to combat, A låst of Killed and Wounded Off

At the head of our invaluable men's names who fell in this quarter of an hour's sharp contest, stands that of the second lieutenant, Harry Walker, of his third wound; of the officers commanding our five boats, only lieutenant Gibson was unhurt. It may be unnecessary to add lieutenant Combe's report, that every man did his duty.—I am satisfied they did.

I am, Sir, &c.

(Signed) GEO. SAYER. To Rear-admiral the Hon. Sir A. Cochrane, K. B. commander-inchief, &c. &c.

sers, Scamen, and Marines, onboard the Galatea and Le Lynx. Killed on-board the Galatea.-H. Walker, second-lieutenant; G. Vincent, J. Mildron, T. Whetheridge, R. M'Cann, and F. Plank, seamen; J. Mason, serjeant of marines; W. Cooper and D. Nicholls, privates of

marines.

Severely wounded on-board the Galatea.-W. Combe, first-lieutenant; B. Sarsfield, master's mate; R. Jobbin, petty officer; W. Cock, J. Fox, W. West, R. Haynes, and W. Mills, seamen; R. Bartlein, R. Thompson, and D. Jones, privates of marines.

Slightly wounded on board the Galatea-J. Green, master's mate; R. Berry, petty officer; R. Bailey, T. Whitaker, G. Griffiths, T. Jones, J. Bogg, J. Chapman, J. Norris, and J. Lewis, seamen ; T. Gordon, private of marines.

Total-9 killed, and 22 wounded-31.

Killed on-board Le Lynx-The third lieutenant, 13 petty officers, seamen, and soldiers.

Wounded on-board le Lynx-The commander, Monsieur M. Yarquest, and the first lieutenant, (both badly) 4 officers, and 14 scamen and sol. diers.

Total-14 killed, and 20 wounded, (most of them badly),-31.

(Signed) GEO. SAYER.

In the Gazette of April 18, his majesty grants his most gracious permission to the following regi. ments, viz. 19th light dragoons, the 74th and 78th foot, to assume, in addition to any other devices or badges to which they may be severally intitled, and to bear in their colours and on their appointments, the elephant, with the word "Assaye"

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Malmo, April 7.

Baron de Bojie, aid-du-camp to his majesty, arrived yesterday with dispatches from baron d'Essen, governor-general of Pomerania, of which the following is an extract:

"Having received certain infor mation of the enemy's having commenced his retreat from Pomerania by small detachments, I ordered the following troops to advance in two columns, for the purpose of forcing him to quit his intrenchments, and to abandon Swedish Pomerania. The first column, under my orders, was commanded by the chief of brigade, baron de Tavast, and consisted of eight squadrons of hussars, a detachment of flying artillery, and four battalions of infantry, with their divisions of chasseurs. The second column was of equal force with the first, and was commanded by the chief af bri- . Tt3 gade,

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