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Magazine of Magazines.
The Whole forming
ACCOUNT of that Period.
· Vol. XIII.
An autbentic Account of the Siege and Surrender of St. PH[.
Lip's Fort, in the island of Minorca.
Sacuriley. April 27. ***HE garrison was alarm- The western signal house guard al
ed with, the firtt news so retired into the fort. All Col. T of a large fleet of French Cornwallis's regiment left Mahon, to
transports being in light. reinforce the garrison, and the Ge
Sunday 18. Part of neral detached Lt. Col. Bufane, with Col. Riche's regiment from the coun
to observe the enemy's ty, brought an account of the land- motion, who seeing no appearance ing of their troops at Cieutadella. of them in the day, staid at MaAll necessary precautions were. im- hon all night. mediately taken, the artillery and ad- Tuesday 20. The General detachditional gunners were stationed, and ed 100 men to reinforce Col. Bua resolute defence was determined. fane, and also detached a party to
Monday: 19. The remainder of drive all the cattle they could find Col. Riche's regiment arrived from in the country into the fort. Upon Cieutadella; from whence they had this expedition two of our men were retired, leaving a corporal behind, wounded by the Spaniards. Our who was made prisoner by the French. fcouts brought advice that 12,000