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rigorous Administration, that he could have Lord Castlereagh said, that the object of had good grounds to look for better terms his question was, to know whether a conon a future Negociation, he should bare siderable part of the population of England hailed the rupture; but considering the cir- were really to be brought out and tramed, cumstances and the Administration of the according to the provisions of that Bill? country, he for one regrerted ils failure. Mr. Windham said, the Bill was already
Lord H. Petty, in answer to Mr. Canning, in execution, as far as the preliminary parts; justified the conduct of Ministers through and lists were now making out of persons out the transaction.
liable to come under its operation. Mr. Perceval took a review of the Nego- 9. Mr. Calcrait entered on some farther ciation; blanied Ministers for not having explanations relative to the Ordnance Estisooner put an end to it; and declared his mates;-after which several Bills were forconviction, that no peace could take place warded in their respective stages. with France worthy the acceptance of this 12. Lord Folksione presented a Petition country, as long as the force and councils ot from several Tanners, against the Oak Bark that country were directed by two such men Bill. as Buonaparte and Talleyrand.
The Exchequer Bills Bill was read a third After some explanations from Lord Howick time, and ordered to the Lords. and Mr. Ilutbread, the Audress was agreed Lord Castlereagh rose to submit his moa ts, and the amendment negatived.
tions to the House, rel: tive to the effective 6. Mr. Whitbread's notion for postponing strength of our Military Establishment. Atter the consideration of the Thetford petition recapitulating the heads of the different mo. was lost by a majority of 54 to 35.-The tions, (six in number,) he concluded with Dabliu petition was transferred io the 12th proposing the question on the first motion. , Alarch.
Mr. Windhain said, he was willing that 7. The Malt and Pension Duty Bills the llouse should receive every information were read a turd time and passed.
on the subject of the Military Establishment Lord Ossulstone informed the House, that 01' the Country;, but he did not wish that 10 his Majesty had been waited on with the obtain publicity, which might give knowAddresa; lv nbich hic had graciously answer. ledge to the enemy. It would probably be ed" That it gave him the highest satis- said, that that knowledge could be procured taction to find that bis faithful Commons by the enemy; but then it would not be in were convinced that the restoration of peace au otticial shape, nor would it be acted upon was not to be attained, owing to the ambition so confidently as it it were. On general and injustice of the enemy; and that hic re- principles, such motions ought to be aclied with confidence on the assurance of his quiesced in; but if the whole of the inforfaithful Communs, to support him in a vigo- mation were laid before the House, the sous prosecution of the war, till a peace enemy would know distinctly the uumber of could be obtained on safe and honourable black soldiers that were in each of the West
India Islands; and therefore lie would pre8. On the bringing up the Report of the ter a gross return to wat oi entering into Conumittee of Supply, includmg the Ord- particulars. uance Estimales,
Lord Casilereagh obscrved, that a pubMr. Johnstone made objections to several lication was tolerated of the strength and itenis, particularly a charge of 339,0006. for disposition not only on the Military but the gunpowde'r sent to Ceylon, and 76001. for Navy, with wlinci she enemy must be acluruscrews for the army in Ireland.
quainted; but, however, 10 do away any, 3Ir. Calerait answered, that the gunpowe apprehension on the subject, he had no obder jur Ceylon was always sent tromi ilus jection to move for the gross amount. country, msicad of trom India, and that no Mr. Windham said, it' such publications grant liad been made tur iurnscrens, dic. were improperly toleratca, he did not seu for several years.
that it was a reason why the House ought to Lord Casuereagh asked Mr. Windliam, persist in a mistake that was reprehensibic. whether it was the autention of Ministers to The Motion was then agreed to, and sevecarry into elect the Trainmg-Rill vluch had ral others, 10 ascertain the Military Strength Lucena passed last year; (:r whether they bart of the Country. It'I any uew mary measures to pro- On a question pur to Mr. Windham, whe.. puse?
ther or not it was intended to enforce the dir. Windham replied, that he did not General Training Act passed last Session? know of any other measure in the contemp- Mr. Windham said, that the returns were lation of Government, except that it might not made out with that expedition he could be trecessary to extend ibis ineasure in sub- have wished; otherwise a portion of the stance, althoughs
, perhaps, under some dif- population would have been called out last terent modifications and forms, auto Scotland.
It would, in a certain degree, be he coderstood that ibero was nu disappro- carried into effect in the casuing spring, as balioa au Scotland to the principle of the far as the Executive Governmeat thought
necessary. Lurop. Mag. Vol. II, Jan. 1807.
13. The House resolved itself into a Sir J. Newport said, that Commissioners Committer on the Malt Duty Buil; and it had been appointed some time ago, to make was an instruction to the Committee to re
an inquiry into the situation of the Custom. ceive a clause of credit; and also a clause; House Department in Ireland, who had, in directing that the deficiency on the 25th consequence, reported that thinty-eight plaMarch, 1806, should be made good out of ces, described in the report, ought to be the supplies of 1807.
abolished, and twenty-six 10 be either abo14. Sir John Newport brought in the lished or regulated : he, therefore, moved Irish Controverted Election Bill, which was for leave to bring in a Bill for abolishing tead a first time.
certain offices in the Customs in Ireland, and General Gascoigne, observing Lord Howiek also for abolishing and regulating certain in his place, said, he rose for the purpose of other offices within the same Department. putting a question to his Lordship, respect- Leare granted. ing the American Negoc ation; and whether 16. Nr. Johnstone made some farther ube the restrictions on the Trade with this Coun. jections to the Army Estimates, and moved try, as adoped by Congress, were likely to that they should be printed in detail;-10 be taken off?
which Mr. Windhan objected. The conLord Howuck replied, that there was not versation took rather a personal Tum, in a doubt but the Treaty with the American consequence of a remark from Mr.S. Bourne, Commissioners would be ratified.
that Ministers liad changed their ideas re. 15. Ms. Biddulph gave notice that, on specting the information that House oughr Tuesday, he should submit a resolution to to receive, sinee they came into power. the following effec: “ That the House, being Mr. Johnstone archsed them of attecting sensible of the large amount of the supplie's economy, while they had considerably in. wanted for the year, and also of the enor- creased the salaries of their own places.-mous taxes already paid by the people, At length Mr. J. agreed to postpene his would take into its consideration some means motion, of diminishing these oppressive burdens, by Air. Biddulph postponed, sine die, his abolishing all useless and superfluous offi- notice of a motion relative to the abolition ces, salaries, fees, emoluruents, and pen- of places and pensions.--Adjourned to sions."
INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE.
ADMIRALTY OFFICE, DrE. SO. ship I command, and it was then that I witTHIS Gazette contains letters, transmitted nessed, with great sa'isfaction, a display of
by Vice-Admiral Dacres, Commander in skill and bravery, supported for four hours Chief of his Majesty's ships and vessels at Ja
and a half, which entiiles the parties to the maica, from Captain Inglefield, of his Majes- greatest praise. The two schooners within ty's sloop Hunter, stating the capture, by ihat pistol shot kept up a constant fire. La Superbe vessel, of the Spanish schooner San Josef seemg us to leeward, made many manauvres y Animas letter of marque, from Truxillo,
to escape, but was as orien foiled, Lieat. Kita bound to Batabano, laden with indigo and
ton carefully preserving the weather-gage; sarsaparilla ; from Captain Hall, of his Ma.
and it was not untilatier a desperate resistjesty's ship Diligence, stating the capture, by
until she was in a sinking state, and that vessel, of ihe French armed schooner,
when our fortunate leeward position presentle Nupoleor, bond to the city of St. Do
ed Turtlier flighi, thui the Frenchman ran his mingo, trom Samuna; and a letter from Capt. vessel upon the rocks in Ocoa Bay, and deNicholas, of the Drake', mention: the ca, lure,
serted her, accompanied by those of his wen on the 24th October, of the Frenci schooner
who were not either killed or dangerously privateer la Superbe, of 14 guns (two nme
wounded in the action.-In la Supertic's pounders and twelve six-prone ders) and 91
hold were found four nien already dead or men, commanded by MM. lloux, by Liput.
their wounds, and three whose stale affords Hitton, in the schooner Pitt. - Thuis Oficer, bitle hope'; they allow that 1.1 fell in the ac. (says Capt. N.) meeting li Superbe off Cape
tion, and, from ihe appearance of the decis, Nichola Mole on the 21011, after an arduquelias suffered in her sails aux rigging, and had
much bivod must have been shed The Part chase with swceps, gut within giin shut, and commenced a runumg fight, which he conti- two meu badly and six sightly wounded; and näed with little interinission, and in almost I am happy to add that we succeeded in getevery direction, unol the 26th, when at mine ting the prize off. AM Cape Maize bearing N.N.W. sıx leagues,
" I am, &c. ttrigé were discovered trùn the tops of the
« R. NICOLAS."
It also contains letters, transmitted by the Deux Freres lugger privateer, of 14 guns, font Hon. Riar-Admiral Sir A. Cochrane, K.B., of which only were mounted, the rest in the Commander in Chief of his Majesty's ships hold, and with 55 men. She was at the takand vessels at the Leeward Islands, from ing of the Friendship yesterday, in company Capt. Collier, of his Majesty's sloop Wolves with l'Espoir, another lugger, and which, I tene, stating the captare, by that vessel, of the am sorry to say, has escaped, as she had the French privateer Guadaloupe Packet, and Master and crew of the Friendship on board. the re-capture of the American brig Frank Having so many prisoners. I thought it neceslin; -froin Captain Spear, of his Majesty's sary to bear up with the logger for the Downs, sloop Dart, stating the capture, by that vessel, of whichl hope you will a; prove. The officers of la Jeune Gabrilla French privateer, last and crew behaved with every alacrity during from Guadaloupe :-froni Lielit. Barker, of the clase. his Majesty's arnied brig Grenada, stating the
I have, &c. rapture, by that vessel, of the French pri
R PARRY. vaicer schooners, la Désirée and la Maria anne, from Martinique; and from Lieutenant
ADMIRALTY OFTICE, JAN. 10. Brown, of his Majesty's schooner Morne Fortunée, giving an account of a skirmish between
[This Gazette contains a letter, transmitted that vessel and the national brig Arglis, in
by Admiral Young, at Plymonth, to Mr. which two of the schooner's crew were serie
Alarsden, from Lieut, Callaway, Commander ously wounded, and three slightly, by splin- ing the capture, north of the Lizard, of the
of his Majesty's schooner, the Pickle, reportlers. The enemy escaped under the battery at St. Pierre's.)
Favourite, French cutter privateer, of 14 guns, and 70 men; one of whom was killed, and
two wounded. The prize is well found, and ADMIRALTY OFFICE, JAN. 3.
only two months off the stochs. Mr.G. Alvey, Copies of Letters transmitted by Lord Keith, acting Blaster, and one scaman, of the Pickle, H. M. S. Clyde, Irulmer Road,
were badly wounded; Sub-lieutenant Charles
Hawkins, slightly wounded.
Likewise a letter, transnitted by the same
Admiral, giving an account of the capture
of the Elize, French culler privateer, of 14 Mlajesty's sloop the Spitfire, reporting the
guns and 60 men, by the Plover sloop of war, capture of the French lugger privateer, which Capt. Brown. he intercepted on her return from Beachy
Also a letter transmitted by Admiral DougHead, having just before re-captured the
las, at Yarmouth, from Capt. P. Stoddart, of Friendship English brig from Mugadore,
his Majesty's sloop Cruiser, announcing the which had been taken by this privateer, in
capiure of le Jena French privateer of 16 coinpany with another vessel of the same de
guns. She had taken three English vessels off scription.--I have had frequent reason to
Flambro' Head, which it was ukoly would be coininend the vigilance of Lieut. Parry since
recaptured. I.e Jena was only 14 days off he was entrated with the command of this
the siocks, when taken: she is well found in sloop, as well as his perseverance in remaining on his station during the tempestuous wea
every thung, and sails remarkably fast.] ther we have lately experienced; and I should do him great injustice were I not to avail my
ADMIRALTY OFFICE, JAN. 13. self otchis occasion, to inform your Lordship
This Gazette contains the following letter, of the iuerit he has untiormly shown.
fro.. Captain Pearse, of his Majesty's ship I have, &c.
Halcyon, transmitted by Lord Collingwood : E.W.C. R. Owex.
Halcyon, Gibrultar Bay,
Dec. 18, 1806.
I heg leave to inform your Lordship, that on I beg leave to acquuint you, tor the in- the 13th instant, at Ight in the morning, forination of the Commander in Chiet, that I Cape St. ilaram's S. S. W su kragues, I per. had scarce dispatched the Friendship (received three sail standing out from the land captured brig) for the Downs, of which I towards me; being on contrary tacks, we had informed you by letter, but that I disco- closed fast; winen, with four or five inles, vered a sail m £. N.E. being then on our Ice I discovered they were vessels of war, (a ship, beann, to wluch I immediately gave clase, a brig, and a z beck,) and shortly atier steerag am happy to acquaint you, that by nalt ed directly for int. Seemg they were supepast live A. l. i got up with her; but in con- rior, and live setlees seen from the tops comsellence other temerityand perseverance, she ing from the same quarter, I judged it pru- .. would not ar ng-to till nearly under the muz- dent (as they seemed determined to bring zles on our guis,lny which ser Caplain and third me 10 action) to close with them as soon as. o ticer were bidea, and four men severely possible, and decide ine contest before any. wounded, one of who.n las had his amu ani. assistance could be given frou the other five. puiated by our Surgeon. She proves to be des At halt past ten (being ucarly within mnusket:
shot) they hoisted Spanish colours, and com- bring me to action) will ineet with your Lord. menced action; as soon as I got abreast of ship's approbation, knowing I could depend the second vessel, I got on the other tack, upon my oslicers and ship’s company, whose and brought them to closer action, which last- cool, brave, and steady conduci, un this, as ed till iwelve o'clock, whien their fire slack- on foroicr occasions, almost ensured me sucened ; at half past, being nearly a calm, the cess before the acriou commenced ;-bey brig and zebeck hauled away to the south- merit my warmest acknowledgnients. ward, assisted by their boats and swceps, the I cannot omit mentioning my having four ship then nearest us endeavouring to do the passengers:--Captain Sullivan, of the 81st same to the northward; we swept after her, regiment, who coinmanded the small arius; and in an hour got close alongside, when she Messrs. Purvis, Crokat, and Neapolitan struck her colours. She prored to be a Spa- Messenger, were all of great service, as we nish polacre ship (privateer) the Neptuno were sixteen short of complement. The obDios de los Mares, of 14 guns, and 72 men, ject of the eneniy's fire was mostly directed from Denia, going on a cruise between Mi- at our masts and rigging, in which I am sorry norca and the coast of Africa, with the other to say we suffered very materially, two in company, who, lam sorry to say, made The force opposed to the Halcyon was, their escape, but not before iheir fire had Neptuno Dios de los Mares, fourteen twelve. been silenced. The five settees, when within pounders, and 72 men; la Vergin di Solidad, three miles, seeing the ship deserted, returned fourleen twelye and eight-pounders, and 78 to the shore, and went into the port of Denia. men; el Vives, twelve eight and six-pound. Though extraordinary, I am happy to say we ers, and 65 men, had none killed, and only three wounded ;
I have the honour to be, &c. Lieutenant Briggs, my First, by a splinter, in
H. W. PEARSE. the arm, whom I beg leave to recommend to your Lordship's notice; Lieutenant Pearse, The Right Hon. C'. Lord Collingwood. who has been acting three years and a half in this vessel; and one seaman. The loss of the (There is also a letter from Captain enemy must be great. The wounded from James Brisbane, of the Alemene, transmitted the ship are doing well, nine in all. I give by Lord Gardner, giving an account of the your Lordship the full particulars of this event, capture, by that ship, on the 4th mstant, in and trust nuy attacking so very superior a force lat. 50 deg. N., long. 11 deg. W., of le Con(seeing they were resulutely determined to rier, French cutter privateer, of St. Maloes.]
PRUSSIA V PROCLAMATION.
Armistice was concluded, his Prussian Ma.. A STATE Paper, was published in the jesty was obliged to refuse his consent to it,
Koningsburg Gazette of the 1st of because it was not in his power to stop the Decernber, by order of the King of Prussia, approach of the Russian armies. In iruth, in which he gives the reasons of his refusing as the Kiug of Prussia observes,“ if any alto ratify the armistice concluded by Luc- ternative remained for procuring Peace, ito chesini and General Zastrow on the 16th No- was one that implied the acconplishing of vember. The King states, that previous to impossibilities, viz. to invite the Cabinets of the conclusion of ihe armistice, a basis of St. James and St. Petersburgh to unite with peace had actually been agreed upon, but his Majesty, and agree upon the basis of a from which the continued successes of the Negotiation with the Emperor Napoleon French led Buonaparté to depart; and on for a general Peace. This has been done." account of his growing demands, no hopes of Feeble, however, indeed, must be the peace could be entertained. He says, that hopes of the success of such an attempt; after the acceptance of the conditions, every for by a note of Talleyrand, delivered to effort was made at Berlin to produce insur- the Prussian Plenipotentiaries after the rection and rebellion among the King's sub- · signing of the Armistice, it appears, that jects in South Prussia. Wherever the ene- Buona parté had resolved to keep the Prus. my's troops could find their way, the proper- sian States; and to make no Peace, unless ty of the King was taken possession of, the by extorting (as the price of evacnating royal treasures were seized, and it was them) from England, all the Dutch, Spanish, attempted to seduce the servants of his Man and French Colonies; and froin Russia, conjesty from their lawtil allegiance. All these, ditions respecting the Porte. The Kmg of and other things, raised a suspicion that Prussia, therefore, calls upon his subjects Buonaparté was not sincere in luis desire of in the most moving yet animatony termis, making peace. Buonaparlé next proposed an to exert their ancient spirit in their own de. Armistice, when it was thought that Peace lence, in which they are supported by the was to take place, and new and severe de- whole evergres of the Russian Empire. The mauds were made on Prussia, When the paper concludes in these words :
" In her former struggles in the seven future. Among those whose conduct is inost years' war, Pru-sia stood alone, or at least highly reprehensible arewithout any material assistance from any 1. All those licers who have more or oiber Power. Sic then stood up against the less påvicipaled in the npheard-of conduct first Powers in Europe. - In the present struga of the surrendes in the enemy of the gie she can reckon upon the assistance of fortresses of Stettin, Custrin, Spandau, and the powerful and magnanimous Alexander, Magdeburg: who wit'ı his whole strength stands forward 2. All those facrs who, not being present for the preservation of Prussia. Prussia at the capitulation of their respective corps, in this great struggle has only one interest in nevertheless offered themselves voluntarily common with Russia, both will staad and
to surrender, as belonging to such corps, jall together. With such an intimate union nay, even persuader their comrades and of both Posers, in such a holy struggle their Subalterns to take a similar scandalous against an enemy whose success has raised resolution. hin 10 such a giddy height, that he knows 3. Lastly, all those wlio, without having polimits to his career, the issue of the strug- received any furlough, or having been made gle cannot loug reman doubtful. Perseve prisoners, have absented themselves from tije rance in danger, according to the glorious armies, and went either lowe or elsewhere, exanple of our forefathers, can and will &c. alone lead us on to victory!"
The Comigander at Custrin is in consr. The Note addressed 'hy Talleyrand to quence condemned to be slot; and those of Lucchesini and Zastrow, äties the signing the three other fortresses, to be discussed of the Armistice, wventions the extraordinary with disgrace, as well as several other sanderation of the Emperor in suffering kings Officers, gulty of various irregularities. to reign secure on their thrones, whony lie [lben follows a number of Ordinances had conquereid. lle was even now willing rospecting the future conduct of the distier'nt to display his extraordinary moderatiou. Hic Classes of the Army... Every Commander says, that France must retain her conqnests who shall not defend a place, according to oa the Continent, until the colonies which its resources, tu be shot...Oflicers leaving France, Spain, and Holland, have lost, shall the field without being wounded, 10 be be restored.
Besides, the Emperor must cashiered with infamy; every soldier, who obtain a guarantee for the independence of in fliglit shall throw away luis arins, 10 be shot. the Porte-Aud he cannot restore the con- as well as every Prussian subject found ia quered countries, until the full enjoyment the service of the enemy.--As as Escor. of the rights of the Porte over Wallachua RAGENENT TO MERIT, THAT PERSONS OY and Molavia is acknowledged, and its total WHATEVER BIRTII, SHALL BE PROMOTED. independence recognized aud guaranteed. IP THEY DISTINGUISH TITEITSF1.VEP.
(Signed) PRUSSIAN PROCLAMATION,
The King and Queen of Prussia were', Concerning the abolishing several Abuses in the
on the 20th. ult. at a small town Armics.
Koningsberg. The King supported the ciIn consequence of the unfortunate and traordinary reverse of fortune which he has almost total dissolution of several corps of the experienced, with composure and fortitude: army, sent into the field against the French, but the Queen appeared sensibly afill:cted ai it has been impossible for his Prussian the worful change in her condition. There Majesty, on account of a total want of were about 25,000 Prussian troops in that aathentic information, to distinguish truth vicinity: tronn falsehood, rumours from facts, to An article from Mecklenbutgh, dated teward merit, or to inflict punishment. Iis Dec. 9, savs, “The Duke and Ilereditary Majesty, therefore, must postpone drawing Prince returned a few days since from Berlin, any conclusions until that period when huis to wliich city he went for the purpose of Jlajesty shall be enabled to do so with more representing to his Majesty, the Emperor of certamy and precision. His Majesty is far the French and King of Italy, the wretched. troin the idea of ascribing to his brave armies ness of his country, occasioned by its being all the calamities and misfortunes which he the theatre of war, and the passage of four himself and his dominions have experienced. divisions of French troops."-- From this we It is, on the contrary, very satisfactory to his should conclude, that our Queen's brother Majesty, that many of his soldiers, trom the and family had not been driven froin his lughest to the lowest rank, have distinguished Principahiy. themselves by a steady courage, continued If we mistake not, the Queen, wlien young. perseverance, and a true sense of honour. and a Princess of Mecklenburyl, aduressed But, unturtunately, instances lave occurred a very pathetic letter to the Great Frederick, (proved by facts, that speak for themselves,) imploring relief from the oppressions of the of such a nature as not iu be passed over any military iben quariered on thic Jlecklenburgh longer in silence : on the contrary, they territory. With this letter, it is said, the Otthe most severely and most pablickly 10 King was so much pleased, that he recom. Es samadverted ou, as an example for the wended lier to our Sovereign; and from this