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continued fire of the enemy, happily with little effect, the only loss sustained being one marine killed, one marine and three seamen wounded. The enemy's two remaining line-of battle ships had unfortunately quitted this anchorage, or must inevitably have shared a similar fate. The Dutch admiral was left at Baravia. I have landed the pri soners upon parole, under an assurance from the governor that they shall not serve again until regularly exchanged. The necessary destruction of the William corvette has deprived me of an opportunity of rewarding the services of lieutenant Owen on this occasion; I therefore beg leave to recommend him and lieutenant Thomas Groule, first of his majesty's ship Culloden (who were appointed to lead divisions on this service), to their lordships' protection. I inclose herewith a list of the enemy's ships destroyed and taken and a return of killed and wounded: and have the honour to be, &c.

(Signed) E. PELLEW. Ships destroyed and taken in Batavia

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Burnt.-National frigate Phoenix, captain Vander Sande, of 36 guns and 200 men, laden with naval stores for the ships at Crissy ;-National brig Avanturier, captain E. Coudere, of 18 guns, and 90 men; National brig Zee Ploeg, captain L. Febre, of 14 guns and 50 men ;— company's armed ship Patriot, of 18 guns, and 90 men ;-company's armed ship Arnistein, of 10 guns, and 50 men-company's armed brig Johanna Suzanna, of 8 guns, and 24 men ;-company's armed brig Snelheid, of 6 guns, and 24 men. Taken.-National corvette WilFam, captain Feteris, of 14 guns,

and 98 men ;-national brig Maria Wilhelmina, of 14 guns and 50 men -About 20 merchant-ships destroyed, and two taken.

N. B. The William corvette was afterwards destroyed, as unfit for his majesty's service.

A Return of Killed and Wounded in the Boats of his Majesty's Ship Culloden, in destroying the Enemy's Torce at Batavia, on Nov. 27, 1806.

William Richards, marine, killed; John Field, seaman, wounded; Christopher Moss, seaman, ditto; Thomas Brian, scaman, ditto; Robert Miles, marine, ditto.

Further Particulars from Egypt.

[See page 670.]

Dispatches from major-general A. M Kenzie Fraser, commanding his majesty's troops in Egypt; and from Brigadier sir S. Auchmuty, commanding in South America. Extract of a Letter from Major-Ge

neral A. M'Kenzie Frazer to Mr. Secretary Windham; dated Alexandria, May 1, 1807.

Sir,

I have now the honour to inclose you herewith, two dispatches from brigadier - general Stewart, commanding the troops before Rosetta ; and as he has been so very circumstantial, I scarcely need say any thing further, than that I feol as. sured, however unsuccessful we have been, no blame can possibly attach to the brave officers and men employed on this service. Brigadiergeneral Stewart, though wounded the very day of his arrival before the place, never quitted his post, but continued in the command till the last moment, with his usual activity and perseverance. I feel it but justice also to add my fullest

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testimony to the active zeal and cooperation of rear-admiral sir T. Louis. and the officers, seamen, and marines of the squadron under his command, without whose indefatigable exertions the most arduous pa t of the service could not have been carried on. To captain Hal. lowell, who accompanied this expedition, as he did the former one, I cannot sufficiently express my oblizations. Whatever success we have had since our operations commenced in this country, has been materially owing to his local information and active zeal; and I am well convinced, that, in our late reverses, our losses and misfortunes were materially lessened by his gal. lant and zealou co-operation.

Sir, Rosetta Lines, April 18, 1807. I have the honour of stating, that on the 3d inst. I marched, with the division of infantry under my command, from the eastern hights of Alexandria to the wells of Aboukir; the cavalry, artillery, and engineers' stores, had been previously forwarded to the caravansera. This post had been retained with much spirit by a detachment of the marines after the retreat of the army under lieutenant-colonel Bruce, and was of essential value to our present operations. The greatest part of the 4th inst. was employed in pas sing the infantry and camels to the caravansera, in landing guns and ammunition, and in substituting the Jatter and intrenching tools for camp equipage. A body of 200 seamen, under lieutenant Robinson, added to the army. Captain Hal. lowell kindly offered to accompany me; he has since continued with the army, and i cannot sufficiently express how infinitely obliged every

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department has been by his active co-operation. The village of Edko was understood to be favourable to us. A more certain supply of water, and a less precarious communication with our fleet, offered themselves by the lake than by the northern shore. To advance upon Rosetta by the route of Edko was preferred to that of Marabant. Lieutenantcolonel M'Leod, to whom I en. trusted the advance of the army, consisting of the light infantry battalion, three companies of the 78th regiment, two 6 pounders, and a detachment of dragoons, moved for. wards towards Edko on the evening of the 4th; he took a strong position behind that village early next morning. On the 5th the army advanced to the same position; captain Nicholls, of the marines, was left in command at the caravan. sera with a detachment of 40 rank and file. In consequence of information of the enemy being established in force at the village of Hamet, it was advisable to occupy that post on our advance to Aboumandour; our rear would by this measure be secured during operations against Rosetta, and an uninterrupted com. munication be established with the depôt on the lake Edko. nant-colonel M'Leod accordingly advanced upon Hamet on the oth instant; he met with some of the onemy's cavalry about a league from that village, whom he caused to retire after a slight skirmish; being rein. forced by the grenadiers of the 35th regiment and de Roll's, he pushed forward, and occupied the post without opposition. The enemy re. tired across the hill, with the loss of one or two horsemen; the main army followed, and halted for the night in the plain, the 78th regiment,

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forming the advanced line. Early which purpose a tem; o ary suspenon the 7th, lieutenant-colonel Msion of hostilities was proposed. It Leod's division was relieved in the not being expedient to accede to post of El llamet by a detachment this, we continued to batter the of 276 rank and file of de Roll's town; and, by the 10th, had two regiment, under the command of mortars, two 12-pounders, a howit major Vogelsang; it then marched zer, and 6-pounder in play; on across the plain to the height of the 12th a work for five 6-pounders Aboumandour; possession was ta. and 32-pound carronades was comken of this important post without pleted, immediately opposite the opposition. The main army arrived Alexandrian gate. Skirmishes on at the sand-hills which encircle Rosetta, about mid-day, and lost no time in investing the place. The corps advanced in succession from Aboumandour, and drove the enemy every where into the town in an animated manner. Our line lodged itself behind the sand-hills, within half-musket shot of the walls. From the great extent of the town, it was found impossible that our small army could invest more than one. half; an attack which the enemy made on us in the afternoon shewed the inadequacy of our means to attack a large proportion. A line was accordingly taken up from the Nile to the front of the Alexandrian gate, thence retiring towards the plain where our dragoons were posted. A mortar and some guns were brought into play early in the afternoon; these were answered by the shouts of the Albanians from their walls, and by incessant discharges of musquetry through the loop-holes and crevices, which were innumerable.

In conformity with your instructions, captain Hallowell and I sent, on the 8th inst, a summons, and favourable terms, to the civil and to the military governor, accompanied by an address to the inhabitants. We were requested by the former, in their answer, to await their re. ceiving instructions from Cairo, for

our left were in the mean time frequent, the cavalry having room there to act. On the 10th a more general demonstration was made, with the object of drawing us within the fire from the walls; on this occasion the dragoons and the 78th regiment repulsed them with much spirit on the left, while a rapid advance of the light infantry on the right again compelled them to retire within the town. The summons was repeated to the Albanian chiefs on the 12th; with the nature of their summons you are acquainted. Our flag of truce was thrice fired at; and it was only by means of a great reward that a common Arab could be induced to be the bearer of any communication with such enemies. Ha. ving been informed by you of the co-operation which was likely to exist between us and the Mameluke beys, I availed myself of this in our message to the enemy; he seemed, however, to be indifferent to it. Of either message or letter I have heard no more, and have reason to ap. prehend that the unfortunate Arab has been beheaded.

Symptoms of attack appearing against El Hamet, I detached ano. ther gun to that part, and rein. forced the detachment there to 300 men. From the 12th to the 18th, nothing extraordinary occurred. Relying on the approach of the *U u 4 Mameluke,

Mamelukes, every exertion was continued in getting up stores, ammu. nition, and provisions, from the depôt on the lake. This service was attended with considerable fa. tigue, the route being for a space of nearly seven miles over deep sands. In the execution of the service on the lake, I cannot sufficiently express the merit of lieutenant Tilly, of the Tigre, who had charge of this department: he was indefati. gable, and without his uncommou exertions on the muddy shore of a shallow lake, it would have been impossible for our army to have so long maintained its position before Roscita. On the 15th, the enemy gave our right flank considerable annoyance, by two guns, in sepa. rate batteries, on the opposite bauk of the river; of these it was nccessary to dispossess them. Major M'Donald, 78th regiment, was detached across the river, in front of Aboumandour mosque, before day. light on the 16th, with 250 men ; lieutenant Robinson, of the Tigre, accompanied the major with 40 seamen, whose services were par. ticularly valuable he made a circuitous march, and arrived in rear of the batteries by dawn of day; he captured and completely destroyed them, and fired several rounds into the town from their own guns; he then sent the guns, with twelve camels and a considerable number of tents, across the river. The

enemy receiving reinforcements, the major retired, and effected this service in equally good style; although under fire from the enemy, he reen barked the whole of his detach. ment in the best order, and had only four men wounded. I have particularly to state, that much of the good fortune which attended

this enterprise may be attributed to captain Hallowell; by his exertions a sufficiency of small craft was dis covered under water, were raised, and during the dark of the night of the 15th, were so well prepared, that nearly the whole of the de. tachment was conveyed from shore to shore at one turn. Twenty-five armed fellahs, who formed part of a large body detached against us from Cairo, were yesterday cap. tured near El Hamet. They had killed their own chief, and were wandering near our post more with a view to plunder than of hostility.

Nothing of moment has this day occurred. The general report of the approach of the Mamelukes, with which I have been favoured by you, and which I find confirmed by the emissaries that I send out (some of whom state that they are at Jerrana, and others that they are a Algam), induce me tu postvere in my present system of attack. We have dor e great damage to the town, and have not thrown less than 300 shells from mortars alone. The indifference, however, of the enemy to the miseries which are unavoidably caused to the inhabitants is manifest.

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not said to exceed 300 cavalry, 800 Albanians, and 1,000 armed inhabitants, yet, from the extent, and from the peculiar nature of his lines of defence, to attempt an assault is decidedly not an advisable measure: our success will depend on the arrival of the Mamelukes; in conjunction with whom a force may be immediately thrown on the opposite side of the Nile; the doing this at present is impossible. Our enemy is strong in cavalry, we have none; and the Delta is peculiarly calculated for that arm. In the

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mean time, the post of Hamet be- to this position with the remains of

comes of greater value, as our friends are expected to approach: every effort shall be made to retain it. I have the honour to inclose a list of the killed, wounded, and missing, to this day, inclusive; and I have the satisfaction to add, that the greater number of those who are wounded are only slight cases. (Signed). W. STEWART, Brig. Gen, Return of Killed, Wounded, and Missing, of the Army serving against Rosetta, from the 6th to the 18th of April, inclusive; 1807. Staff, 1 brigadier-general, i bri. gade-major, wounded.-Light in. fantry battalion, 2 rank and file killed; 1 lieutenant, 2 serjeants, 11 rank and file, wounded.-35th regiment, 1 rank and file killed; 1 captain, 3 serjeants, 26 rank and file, wounded.-78th regiment, 1 rank and file killed; 17 rank and file wounded.--De Roll's regiment, 1 serjeant, 1 rank and file, killed; 1 serjeant, 4 rank and file, wounded, 20th dragoons, 2 rank and file, 5 horses, wounded.Total, 1 ser. jeant, five rank and file, killed; 1 brigadier-general, 1 brigade-major, 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 6 serjeants, 60 rank and fi'e, 5 horses, wounded. Names of Officers Wounded.-Erigadier-general the hon. W. Stewart, commanding.-Lieutenant R. Cust, of the 1st battalion 35th regiment, brigade-major. Captain Jodderel, of the 2d battalion 35th regiment, since dead. Lieutenant Hemsworth, of the 31st light infantry battalion. (Signed) J. STEWART, Captain and Major of Brigade.

Camp, Eastern Heights, Alexan. SIR, dria, April 25, 1807. I have the honour of reporting to you, that I yesterday returned

the army lately under my command. The events which have attended the service on which that army has been engaged, have been of a peculiar nature, and the result has been as peculiarly unfortunate. I feel it therefore to be incumbent upon me, in justification of my own conduct, and in justice to those brave men who have been my companions in arins, to intrude upon your attention a more than ordinary detail of our proceedings. I had the honour of stating in my last, that the expectation of the junction of the Mamelukes had chiefly induced me to persevere in the attack of Ro. setla: every exertion was continued to be made by such artillery as we could command, in reducing the enemy to surrender, but without effect: the mistaken ground upon which we were acting respecting the Mamelukes, and the general deception of our informers, were now about to become manifest.-On the 19th, the enemy left his position opposite Hamet, and, crossing the river near Elfine, established himseif there. He advanced from Dibet against amet on the same day, and attacking major Vogelsang's position on the left, was repulsed with loss;

a diversion was made at the same time at Rosetra, in a sortie against the left of our lines, by about 80 cavalry and 200 infantry; the 35th regiment and the dragoons were engaged: they repulsed the enemy with much spirit, and drove him as usual to his walls. The 35th had in

this aflair 2 killed and 14 wounded. I this evening detached the light companies of the 35th and of De Roll's to the post of El Hamet, under the command of captain Tarle. ton of the former. His orders were,

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