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the very gates of the city, and remained on shore until the place surrendered: from his advice and local knowledge, I derived much useful information. Captain Wi. thers, of the royal navy, agent of transports, is also entitled to praise, for his activity in landing the troops, and for the exertions he afterwards made for supplying them with pro. visions. I send you herewith a return of the killed, wounded, and missing, together with returns of prisoners made, and of the public stores of different descriptions found in the several batteries and magazines.

I have the honour to be, &c.

(Signed) A. M. FRASER, Major-general.

P. S. The Apollo, with 19 mis. sing transports, came to anchor in Aboukir Bay on the morning of the 20th, and sir J. Duckworth's squadron arrived here on the 22d.

It is but due to lieutenant Hunter, and a small detachment of the 20th light dragoons, who were landed without their horses or arms, to mention the zeal and spirit with which they volunteered their services, and carried the scaling lad. ders on the night of the 13th.

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tain Hallowell, upon the following conditions:

1. All private property of indi viduals, whether on land, or em barked, shall be respected. The religion of the inhabitants, their mosques, and their laws, shall be respected, as well as their houses and families. 2. The commandant, his excellency Emen Bey, as well as the commandant of the marines, Satag Aga, and Mahamed Naim Ef. fendi, with all the official retinue of the government, the troops and crews of the vessels belonging to government, shall be sent to a port of Turkey, with the arms and baggage of individuals, but they are to consider themselves as prisoners of war, and shall not be engaged to take up arms against the British forces, or their allies, until exchanged. 3. The vessels belong. ing to government, and all public property, shall be given up to the British forces, and commissaries shall be appointed on both sides to make an inventory. 4. All Ottoman vessels belonging to individuals, and all property belonging to pri vate subjects of the Sublime Porte, which shall be found within Alexandria, shall be respected. Such per. sons as wish to remain in the country shall have the liberty to do so, if their conduct and character shall make it safe; and those who wish to depart may carry with them their properties, and shall be furnished with passports for landing in any port of Turkey, which shall not be blockaded. 5. There shall be a general amnesty for all the inhabitants, nor shall any notice be taken of the conduct they may have held during the defence of the place. 6. There shall be no seisure of the property of individuals, if they sha!!

not become enemies of Great-Bri

tain. 7. The gate of Rosetta shall
be placed in the hands of the forces
of his Britannic majesty, as well as
fort Cretin and fort Caffarellie.
From the camp without the city of
Alexandria, the 20th of March,
1807, or the 10th of the month
Maharen, of the year 1222.

(Signed) ALEX. M. FRASER, Maj.-
general, commanding

his Britannic majesty's
of his majesty's ship

Return of the Killed and Wounded
of the Army, in the Attack of the
isth of Mirch, 1807, under the
Commend of Major-gen. Fruser.
1st battalion 35th regiment, 2
rank and file killed; 1 subaltern,
1 serjeant, 4 rank and file, wound.
ed.-Reg. de Roil, 1 assistant sur-
geon, 2 rank and file, killed; 1
rank and file wounded.-Sicilian
volunteers, 2 rank and file killed.
-Royal artillery. 1 bombardier, 1
gunner, wounded.—Total, 1 officer,
6 rank and file, killed; 1 officer, 1
serjeant, & rank and file, wounded.
Assistant-surgeon, Catanazo, kil.
led; lieutenant Cammeron, wound.


Return of the Garrison of Alexandria previous to its Surrender, the 21st of March, 1807:

Soldiers of the line, 215; gun. ners, 44; sailors and marines, 208. Total, 467.

Escaped of the above number while the capitulation was pending, VOL. XLIX.

240. Tetal prisoners remaining, 227.

G. AIREY, Acting-Dep. Adj. gen.

[Here follows a letter from lord Collingwood, inclosing a dispatch. from captain Hallowell, of the Tigre, to sir J. Duckworth, the substance of which is as follows:-After mentioning the arrival of the ships on the 15th, off Arab's Tower, captain H. observes, that having received satisfactory assurances of the friendly disposition of the natives. and inhabitants, from major Misset, the British resident, and Mr. Briggs, the vice-consul, the transports anchored off the western harbour, and the landing was effected, as descri. bed in the letter of general Fraser. On the 19th, the Apollo, with the remainder of the transports, 19 sail, which had separated, arrived and proceeded to Aboukir Bay. Captain II., who was requested to remain on shore, by genera! Fraser, pays some high compliments to Mr. Fowel, his first-lieutenant, captain Withers, principal agent for transports, and all the officers and men of the Tigre and transports, as they performed an arduous service, in consequence of the distance they had to row, and the surf they en countered on the beach. Captain H. mentions, that the hips taken in the old western port were, two Turkish frigates and a corvette, all mounting brass guns; one of the 32, and the corvette, 16.] frigates carried 40 guns, the other

The Gazette of May 12, contains his majesty's grant to lord Collingwood, that he and his descendants way bear, in commemoration of the victory off Cape Trafalgar, the fol lowing augmentation to his arms, *U u


viz. a chief wavy, thereon a lion passant, guardant; and navally crowned, with the word "TRAFALGAR ;" and in addition to the family crest, the stern of a man-of-war, representing that of the Royal Sovereign between a branch of laurel and a branch of


Action at Rosetta.-The follow. ing intelligence was received by viscount Castlereagh, one of his majesty's principal secretaries of state, from major-gen. Alexander M'Kenzie Fraser, commanding his majes. ty's land forces in Egypt, transmitted in a letter from the right hon. general Fox, to the right hon. William Windham.

Extract of the Copy of a Letter from Major-gen. A. M. Fraser, to the Right Hon. W. Windham; dated Alexandria, April 6, 1807; transmitted to him by General Fox, the original not having been received. SIR,

My letter of the 27th ultimo has already informed you, that in consequence of the strong representation of major Missett, his majesty's resident here, (a copy of which I then transmitted,) stating the risk the inhabitants of Alexandria ran of being starved, unless Rosetta and Rahmanie were taken possession of by his majesty's troops, I had, with the concurrence of rear-admiral sir John Duckworth, detached the 31st Britanregiment and chasseurs niques, under major-gen. Wauchope and brigadier-gen. Meade, for that purpose.

I am now under the disagreeable necessity of acquainting you, that, contrary to all expectation, this measure did not succeed. Our troops

took possession of the heights of
Abourmandour (which command
the town) without any loss; but,
from circumstances as yet unexplain-
ed, the general, instead of keeping his
post there, unfortunately was tempt-
ed to go into the town, with his
whole force, without any previous
examination of it; when the troops
were so severely handled from the
windows and tops of the houses,
without ever seeing their enemy,
that it was thought expedient to re-
tire, more especially as major-gen.
Wauchope was unfortunately killed,
and the second in command, bri
Meade, severely

The troops, I understand, although certainly placed in a most trying and perilous situation, be haved extremely well; and after having suffered, I am sorry to say, very materially in killed and wound. ed (as you will see by the annexed returns), retired to Aboukir, in good order, without molestation, from whence I directed them to return to Alexandria.

This has certainly been a very heavy and unexpected stroke upon us; more especially as every infor mation led me to conclude, that the opposition, if any, would be trifling; and every precaution was recommended that prudence could suggest.

Finding, however, by the renew. ed representation of major Missett, corroborated by the personal appli. cation of the sorbagi, or chief ma. gistrate, in the name of the people at large, that a famine would be the certain and immediate consequence of our remaining at Alexandria without the occupation of Rosetta, I have, with the concurrence, ad. vice, and co-operation, of


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by his majesty's ship Thunderer, which will leave Alexandria very soon; and as I have not time to acquaint his majesty's ministers of this event by this opportunity, I must request you to have the good. ness to do it as soon as possible.

Extract of a Dispatch from Majorgeneral Fraser to General the Right Hon. H. E. Fox, dated onboard his Majesty's Ship Canopus, Aboukir Bay, April 24, 1807. I have the mortification to acquaint you, that the second attempt that I thought necessary to make against Rosetta has failed, owing to a great reinforcement of the enemy being sent down the Nile from Cairo, which overpowered our troops, and obliged them to fall back with the loss (I am grieved to say) of nearly 1000 men, in killed, wounded, and missing. Among the latter are, lieutenant-colonel M'Leod, major Vogelsang, and major Mohr. Brigadier general Stewart, who commanded the troops on this service, is only now upon his march towards Alexandra with the remainder of bis force, and has not yet sent me the details; but, as the admiral thinks it necessary to dispatch the Wizard brig immediately from this bay to Messina, I think it necessary to give you all the information I am at present in possession of, and shall send you the particulars of this unfortunate affair

Return of Killed and Wounded of the Arm in the Action of the 31st of March, 1807, at Rovetta. Killed.-Staff, 1 major-general: Royal artillery, 2 rank and file. 31st regiment, I captain, 3 ser jeants, 3 drummers, 69 rank and file. Chasseurs Britanniques, 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 3 serjeants, 2 drummers, 99 rank and fi e.- Potal, 1 major-general, captains, 1 lieutenant, 6 serjeants, 5 drummers, 170 rank and file.

Wounded.-Staff, 1 brigadier-general, 1 brigade-major. Royal artillery, 10 rank and file. 31st regiment, 1 captain, 6 subalterns, 7 scrjeants, 1 drummer, 129 rank and file. Chasseurs Britanniques, 4 captains, 5 subalterns, 1 adjutant, 4 serjeants, 111 rank and file. Staff corps, 1 rank and file.Total, I brigadier general, 1 jor, 5 captains, 10 lieutenants, 2 ensigns, 11 serjeants, 1 drummer, 251 rank and file.

Names of oicers killed.-Major. general Wauchope. 31st regiment, captain John Robertson, Chasseurs Britanniques, captain B de Serocourt, and lieutenant d'Amiel.

Names of officers wounded.—Brigadier-general the hon. Robert Meade. 31st regiment, captains Horsburgh, brigade-major, and Dowdall; lieutenants E. Knox,

Detachment of royal artillery, detachment of 20th light dragoons, detachment of seamen, light infantry battalion, 1st battalion of 35th regiment, 2d battalion of 78th regiment, regiment de Roll; amounting, in the whole, to about

2500 men.

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Fearon, Thornton, Sleddon, and Ryan; ensign Kirby. Chasseurs Britanniques, captains Dehautoy, de Combremont, de Calonne, and de Lafitte; lieutenants le Maitre, J. Spitz, de Sault, and Klinger; ensign Bousingault, adjutant.

(Signed) GEO. AIREY,

Acting-dep. Adj. Gen. N. B. Most of the wounded ofAcers and men are recovering.

Destruction of the Enemy's Ships at Batavia. Letter from Rear Admiral Sir E. Pellew, Bart. Commander-in-Chief of his Majesty's Ships and Vessels in the East In dies, to W. Marsden, Esq. dated on-board his Majesty's Ship Cul. loden, Batavia Roads, November 28, 1806.


Their lordships have been already apprised of my intention of proceeding to this quarter in search of the French squadron, which I had been led to believe would have ere this appeared in the Asiatic seasI was joined off the island of Eugeino, on the 23d instant, by his majesty's ship Sir Francis Drake, and proceeding through the straits of Sunda with the ships named in the margin,* on the 26th, captured off Bantam, the Dutch company's armed brig Maria Wilhelmina. On the following morning we arrived off Batavia, the Terpsichore leading the fleet through the very intricate navigation in a most judicious man. ner, preceded by the Sea Flower. I directed the frigates and brig to enter the roads between the island

of Onrust and Java, the line of battle ships taking a more circuitous passage. On discovering us as we approached, the Dutch national frigate Phoenix, Aventurier, and Zee Ploeg brigs, two of their company's armed ships, and two armed brigs, immediately run on shore, followed by the merchantmen; the William corvette having previously struck to the Torpsichore on passing Onrust. The shoal water prevented our 20choring sufficiently near to fire with effect on the batteries or the ships on shore. The boats of the squa dron accordingly assembled alongside the Terpsichore, which, with the Sir Francis Drake, had been placed as near as possible to cover them, and were led in to destroy the enemy's ships by captain Fleetwood Pellew, under a heavy fire from the ships and the batteries. On approaching the Phoenix, the crew abandoned her, and on board. ing she was found scuttled. The guns were immediately turned on the other ships, while the boats were destroying the remainder, when she was also set on fire and burnt, with the whole of the enemy's armed force, and nearly 20 merchantmen.

The gallant conduct of captain Fleetwood Pellew, lieutenant Wil. liam Fitzwilliam Owen, commander of the Sea Flower, and lieutenant Thomas Groule, first of the Culloden, the officers, seamen, and marines, employed under their command in this important duty, is deserving of every praise. The service was directed with great cool. ness and judgment, and executed in the most steady, zealous, and active manner. Though exposed to the

* Culloden, Powerful, Russel, Belliqueux, Sir Francis Drake, Terpsichore, and

Sea Flower.


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