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and the Thames was anchored of the island by the earliest oppors, across the mole-head, the Furieuse tunity. I have the honour to be, bringing up a little astern of her. &c.

Colonel Coffin' and the troops (Signed) CHARLES NAPIER. landed the same instant and push

Captain. ed for the height of a strong tower, Sir Robert Laurie, Bart. Captain into which the enemy had retreat- of his Majesty's, ship Ajax. ed, and their appearance together [Here follow the articles of ca, with the severe fire from the ships, pitulation, by which the garrison induced the governor to hoist a flag surrendered as prisoners of war.] of truce, and agree to the enclosed capitulation.

Supplement to the London Gazette, I have much pleasure in inform

June 5. ing you, that this service has been

WAR DEPARTMENT. performed without the loss of a Downing-street, June 5th, 1813. man in either profession;, our A dispatch, of which the fol. being hulled three times, and Fu- lowing is a copy, has been received rieuse twice, sails and rigging a by the earl Bathurst, one of his good deal cut, is the only damage majesty's principal secretaries of suffered.

state, from lieutenant-general The most perfect cordiality has right hon. lord William Caven, subsisted between the two services, dish Bentinck, K. B. his majesty's and I am much indebted to cap- envoy extraordinary and minister tain Mounsey for the excellent plenipotentiary to the court of Si, support he gave, and his quickness cily, and commander of his main following our motions; and if jesty's military forces in the Medithe resistance had been greater; terranean. and another battery (which was expected), I have little doubt but Palermo, April 9, 1813. we should have succeeded, parti- My lord ;-I have the honour to cularly with such a storming party transmit to your lordship, a report as colonel Cashell's regiment, and from lieutenant colonel Robertsuch a leader as colonel Coffin. son commanding at the island

I have much reason to be satis- of Lissa, stating to me the reducfied with my first lieutenant, Da- tion of the neighbouring islands of vies, officers, and ship's company; Agosta and Curzola, by a detachtheir steady conduct and excellent ment of the garrison under his firing, accounts for the smallness command. of our damage. Captain Mounsey I have the honour to be, &c. likewise speaks highly of lieuten, (Signed) W. C. BENTINCK, ant Croker, his officers and crew :

Lieut-Gen.' Mr. James Wilkinson, mate of this The Earl of Bathurst, &c. ship, I attached to colonel Coffin; and Mr. Black, of the Furieuse, I

Lissa, Feb. 23, 1813. entrusted with the charge of the My lord ;-I have the honour to landing

inform your lordship, that in conEnclosed is a return of prisoners, sequence of information having guns, &c. and I shall send a survey been received here, that several

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merchant vessels, bound to this · Apollo, volunteered his services on island, had been captured by a both these occasions. Having reFrench privateer, and carried intoceived certain intelligence that a the island of Lagosta, admiral detachment of three hundred men, Freemantle and myself judged it commanded by a lieutenant-coexpedient to lose no time in put- lonel, had marched from Ragusa, ting an end to a system which was to reinforce the garrison of Lalikely to become very detrimental gosta and being aware of the great to the prosperity of this island, and difficulty which would have atto our commercial interests in ge- tended the attempt to get batterneral. For this purpose I embark. ing artillery on the only hill which ed on board his majesty's frigate, commanded the fort, capt. Taylor Apollo, commanded by capt. Tay- and myself were induced to offer lor, on the 19th ult. with 'detach- favourable conditions to the French ments from this garrison amount. commandant, who, after soine heing to about 300 men, including sitation, agreed to surrender (toartillery, with two six-pounders, gether with the garrison consisting two howitzers, and two mountain of 139 men), on the terms, a copy guns. The troops, together with of which I have the honour to en. a detachment of seamen and ma- close your lordship. I have also rines, landed on the island of La- the honour to enclose your lord. gosta on the 21st, and marched to ship a return of the enemy's ordwards the principal work, con- nance, ammunition and stores, structed by the enemy for the de- which fell into our hands. It is fence of the island, from whence particularly gratifying to me to be the garrison opened a well-directed able to inform your lordship, that fire of shot and shells. As the during the whole of our operation, work in question is situated on the the inhabitants gave us the most summit of a high conical hill, com- unequivocal proofs of their attachmanding the town, I found it ne- ment, and rendered us the most cessary to take up a favourable po- efficacious assistance. sition, from whence I was enabled Finding that the French priva. to forward the preparations neces- teer, together with the prizes, had sary for the reduction of the fort. taken refuge in the island of CurDuring this interval, captains May, zola, captain Taylor 'and myself 35th, and Ronea, Calabrese Free immediately proceeded thither. corps, together with Mr. G. Bow. We landed (without delay) the en, first. lieutenant of his majesty's troops under my, command, with ship Apollo, with a party of forty one hundred and twenty seamen men, succeeded in spiking the and marines, together with a howguns of one of the enemy's lower itzer and field-piece. Major Slesbatteries, and in destroying a ma- sor, 35th, advanced at day break gazine of provisions, both of which with the flankers, and got posseswere within musket-shot of the sion of a fortified building on the fort. On this occasion à French height, which commands the town serjeant of artillery and two sol- within musket-shot. In this opediers were taken prisoners. Mr. ration he was supported by a seUllark, purser of his majesty's ship cond party, under the command of my military secretary, captain which we got possession of at Cura Ball, 81st regiment. The enemy zola. I have also the honour to opened a sharp fire of muşketry enclose your lordship a copy of the from their lines, as also from the terms of capitulation, which were windows and doors of the houses, signed at the moment that the and endeavoured to bring an 18- expected French corps intended to pounder into one of the towers of einforce the menaced islands apthe town wall, to bear on our po. peared on the peninsula of Sabionsition, which we prevented, by a cello, only a mile distant from the well-directed fire from the how- town of Curzola. itzer, 6-pounder, and musketry. To express my approbation of

Captain Taylor, in order to ace, the conduct of captain Taylor çelerate the surrender of the town, throughout the whole of the expeundertook to silence the sea-bat. dition, I fulfil a duty which is teries, which he accomplished in peculiarly grateful to my feelings. the most brilliant and effectual He unremittingly aided me with manner, after a continued firing of his advice, and promoted very con. three hours, during which the siderably the success of the expeApollo was always within range of dition by his personal exertions on grape-shot from the batteries. This shore with the troops. I have the point being effected, capt. Taylor fullest reason to be satisfied with and myself judged it expedient to the support which I experienced şend major Slessor with a flag of from major. Slessor, of the 35th, truce into the town, proposing that and the whole of the officers. the women and children should be Lieutenant Rains, who had the allowed to quit it before we erected direction of the artillery, performour mortar batteries ; the enemyed the service allotted him with availed himself of this opportunity the greatest zeal. The services of to offer to capitulate on terms lieutenant M.Donald, of the 35th which with certain modifications, who had the direction of the gunwe agreed to; in consequence of boats which accompanied the exwhich the garrison, consisting of a pedition, were found of great utilieutenant-colonel, and about 100 lity. men, marched out of the town, I feel great satisfaction in comwhich we immediately occupied. municating to your lordship, that

We found, on taking possession during the whole of this service, of the town, that the French had which was rather severe, owing to packed up the church plate and the unusual coldness of the weabells of Lagosta and Curzola, for ther, the conduct of the troops the purpose of sending them to was highly praiseworthy, and they the continent, and capt. Taylor were ably supported by the seaand myself experienced the most men and marines who acted with heartfelt satisfaction in restoring us on shore. I have the honour them to the oppressed inhabitants. to be, &c. (Signed)

I have the honour to transmit G. D. ROBERTSON, Lieut-col. your lordship returns of the ord- To his excellency, Lieut-gen, nance, stores, and ammunition Lord Wm. Bentinck, &c.

The enemy

Supplement to the London Gazette, order to bring the light division of July 3.

and the troops under the command WAR DEPARTMENT.

of lieutenant-general sir Row. Downing Street, July 4, 1813. land Hill, across the Douro, By Dispatches, of which the follow the bridge of the town, and to close ing are copies and extracts, have up the rear, and bring the Gallician been received at earl Bathurst's army to join our left. We moved office, in the course of this day and again on the 4th. yesterday, addressed to his lordship

had commenced by field-marshal the marquis of collecting their troops towards the Wellington:

Douro, when they found that we Ainpudia, June 6, 1813. passed Ciudad Rodrigo; and they My lord ;--The troops have crossed the Douro at Tordesillas on continued to advance since I wrote the 1st and 2nd. The troops at Mato your lordship on the 31st of last drid and the detachments on the month, and were on the 1st at Za- Tagus broke up on the 27th, and mora, and on the 2nd at Toro. The crossed the Douro at the Ponte de English hussars, being in the ad- Douro on the 3rd, and Valladolid vanced guard, fell in, between was entirely evacuated on the 4th. Toro and Morales, with a con- The enemy left considerable masiderable body of the enemy's ca- gazines of grain at Arevale, and valry, which were immediately at- some ammunition at Valladolid, tacked by the 10th, supported by and Zamora. the 18th and 15th.

The enemy

The enemy have passed the were overthrown, and pursued for Carrion, and are apparently on many miles, and 210 prisoners, their retreat towards Burgos. with many horses, and two officers, I have received no accounts from fell into our hands." I enclose col. Alicant since I addressed your Grant's report of this gallant affair, lordship last. which reflects great credit upon I have the honour to be, &c. major Robarts and the 10th hus- (Signed) WELLINGTON. sars, and upon colonel Grant, una' der whose direction they acted. [Enclosure in the preceding On the same evening Don Ju

Dispatch. lian Sanches surprised the enemy's

Morales, June 2, 1813. post at Castronuno, and took two My lord ;-I have the honour officers and thirty cavalry prison- to acquaint your lordship, that on ers, and he drove their posts from approaching Morales this morning, the ford at Pollos.

with the hussar brigade, the French The enemy 'had destroyed the cavalry appeared in considerable bridges of Zamora and Toro, and force near that place. the difficulties in the passage of The 10th royal hussars were the Esla, had retarded the move. immediately brought forward, unment of our rear, while the enemy der the orders of major Robarts, had concentrated their force to a who attacked the advanced squaconsiderable amount between Tor- drons of the enemy in the most relobaton and Tordesillas. I there. gallant manner : their front line fore halted on the 3rd at Toro, in made a determined resistance, but

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of my misitary secretary, captain slich re got possession of at Core Ball,' 8lst režiment. Tte eremy 204 I base a' so she bonour to opened a sharp fire of musketry enciose your lordship a copy of the frora their lines, 2 ajo from the terms of capituiatioa, hich were windows and doors of the houses, sigsed at the moment that the and endeavoured to bring an 18 expected Freach corps intended to pounder into one of the towers of reinforce the menaced islands apthe town mail, to beat on our po- peared on the peninsula of Sabiossition, wbich we prevented, by a ceio, only a mile distant from the well-directed fire from the bos- torn of Ćurzoia. itzer, 6-pounder, and musketry. To express my approbation of

Captain Taylor, in order to ac- the conduct of captain Taylor celerate the surrender of the town, throughout the abole of the expeundertook to siler.ce the sea-bai- dition, I fuil a daty which is teries, which he accomplished in peculiarly grateful to my feelings. the most brilliant and tñectual He unremittingly aided me with manner, after a continued firing of his advice, and promoted very conthree hours, during which the siderably the success of the expeApollo was always within range of dition by his personal exertions on grape-shot from the batteries. This shore with the troops. I have the point being effected, capt. Taylor fullest reason to be satisfied with and myself judged it expedient to the support which I experienced send major Slessor with a flag of fron major Slessor, of the 35th, truce into the town, proposing that and the whole of the officers. the women and children should be Lieutenant Rains, who had the allowed to quit it before we erected direction of the artillery, performour mortar' batteries; the enemy ed the service allotted him with availed himself of this opportunity the greatest zeal. The services of to offer to capitulate on terms lieutenant M.Donald, of the 35th which with certain modifications, who had the direction of the gunwe agreed to; in consequence of boats which accompanied the exwhich the garrison, consisting of a pedition, were found of great utilieutenant-colonel, and about 100 lity. men, marched out of the town, I feel great satisfaction in comwhich we immediately occupied. municating to your lordship, that

We found, on taking possession during the whole of this service, of the town, that the French bad which was rather severe, owing to packed up the church plate and the unusual coldness of the weabells of Lagosta and Curzola, for ther, the conduct of the troops the purpose of sending them to was highly praiseworthy, and they the continent, and capt. Taylor were ably supported by the seaand myself experienced the most men and marines who acted with heartfelt satisfaction in restoring us on shore. I have the honour them to the oppressed inhabitants. to be, &c. (Signed)

I have the honour to transmit G. D. ROBERTSON, Lieut-cola your lordship returns of the ord- To his excellency, Lieut-gen, nance, stores, and ammunition Lord Wm. Bentinck, &c.

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