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of the enemy I have not yet been campaign, in the acquisition to the able to ascertain, but it is consider. allied armies of this interesting point able; her officers say, about forty on the coast, and near the frontier. killed and wounded.

Captain Stewart of the royals, I have the honour to be, &c.

aide-de-camp

to major-general (Signed) J. F. Maples, Hay, who so greatly distinguished Commander. himself during the siege, is unfor

tunately among the killed since the

last returo. Extract of a letter from lieutenant I omitted in my last report to

general sir Thomas Graham, to mention my obligations to the the marquess of Wellington, dated great zeal of captain Smith of the Ernani, September 9, 1813. royal navy, who undertook and

executed the difficult task of getI have the satisfaction to report to ting guns up the steep scarp of your lordship, that the castle of San the island into a battery which was Sebastian has surrendered; and I manned by seamen under his comhave the honour to transmit the mand, and which was of much ser. capitulation, which, under all the vice. Captain Bloye, of the Lyra, circumstances of the case, I trust has been from the beginning conyour lordship will think I did right stantly and most actively employed to grant to a garrison which cer- on shore, and I feel greatly indebttainly made a very gallant defence. ed to his services.

Ever since the assault of the Besides the officers of artillery 31st ultimo, the vertical fire of formerly mentioned, who have conthe mortars, &c. of the right at- tinued to serve with equal distinctack, was occasionally kept up tion, I should not omit the names against the castle, occasioning a of Captains Morrison, Power, and very severe loss to the enemy; and Parker, who have been constantly yesterday morning a battery of in the breaching batteries, and in seventeen 24-pounders in the horn. the command of companies. I beg work, and another of threelpound. leave to repeat my former recomers, still more on the left, having mendation of captain Cameron of been completedbytheextraordinary the 9th-foot, who volunteered to exertions of the artillery and engi- command the attaek of the island, neers, aided by the indefatigable and who conducted himself so ably zeal of all the troops; the whole on that occasion, and during all of the ordnance, amounting to the time he commanded there. 54 pieces, including two 24-pounders, and one howitzer on the Island, Convention proposed for the caopened at 10 a. m. against the pitulation of the fort of La Motte

' m castle, and with such effect, that of San Sebastian, by the adjutantbefore 1 p. m. a flag of truce was commandant Chevalier de Son. hoisted at the Mirador battery by geon, chief of the staff to the the

enemy; and after some discus- troops stationed in the fort; charge sion, the terms of the surrendered with full powers by general were agreed on. Thus giving your Rey, commanding the said troops, lordship another great result of the on the one side; and by colonel

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de Lancey, deputy-quarter-master. This article shall be submitted to general, lieutenant-colonel Dick. the marquess of Wellington by : son, commanding the artillery, and sir Thomas Graham. lieut.-colonel Bouverie, charged Art. 6. The sick and wounded with full powers by lieut.-general shall be treated according to their sir Thomas Graham on the other rank, and taken care of as English side.

officers and soldiers. Answer: The above-named having ex. Agreed. changed their full powers, agreed Art. 7. The French troops shall as follows.

file out to morrow morning, by Art. 1. The French troops, form- the gate of Mirador, with all the ing the garrison of Fort La Motte honours of war, with arms and shall be prisoners of war to his baggage, and drums beating, to the majesty's troops and their allies.- outside, where they will lay down Answer: Agreed.

their arms; the officers of all ranks Art. 2. They shall be embarked preserving their swords, their serin his Britannic majesty's ships and vants, horses, and baggage, and conveyed to England direct, with the soldiers their knapsacks, as out being obliged to go further by mentioned in the third article. land than to the port of Passages. Answer: Agreed. - Answer: Agreed.

Art. 8. A detachment of the Art. 3. The general and other allied army, consisting of one hunsuperior officers, and the officer's dred men, shall occupy in the of regiments and of the staff, as evening the gate of the Mirador, well as the medical officers, shall a like detachment shall occupy the preserve their swords and their pri- gate of the governor's battery. váte baggage, and the non-com- These two ports shall be for that missioned officers and soldiers shall purpose evacuated by the French preserve their knapsacks.--Answer: troops as soon as the present capiAgreed.

tulation shall be accepted and ratiArt. 4. The women, the chil- fied by the commanding generals. dren, and the old men, not being - Answer: Agreed. military, shall be sent back to Art. 9. The plans and all the France, as well as the other non- papers regarding the fortifications combatants, preserving their pri- shall be given over to an English vate baggage.—Answer : Granted officer, and officers shall be named for the women and children. The equally on each side, to regulate old men and non-combatants must all that concerns the artillery, enbe examined.

gineer, and commissariat departArt. 5. Tive commissaire de ment.-- Answer: Agreed. Guerre, Barbier de Guilly, having Art. 10. The general commandwith him the wife and the two ing the French troops shall be audaughters of his brother, who died thorised to send to his excellency at Pamplona, requests sir Thomas Marshal Soult, an officer of the Graham to authorise his return to staff, who shall sign his parole of France, with the three above-named honour, for his exchange with a ladies, as he is their chief support. British officer of his rank. This He is not a military man.- Answer: officer shall be the bearer of a copy of

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the present capitulation. Answer: ing is an extract, has been receivSubmitted for the decision of lord ed by earl Bathurst, one of his Wellington. The officer to be majesty's principal secretaries of sent to marshal Soult shall be state, from lieutenant-general sir chosen by the commanding officer George Prevost, bart. of the French troops, Art. 11. If any difficulties or

Kingston, Upper Canada. misunderstandings shall arise in

July 3, 1813. the execution of the articles of this I have the honour to transmit to. capitulation, they shall be always your lordship copies of letters from decided in favour of the French colonel Vincent and lieutenant garrison.- Answer: Agreed. colonel Bisshopp, and of the papers

Made and concluded this 8th accompanying them, containing the, day of September, 1813.

highly gratifyingintelligence of the (Signed) Adjutant-commandant capture, on the 24th ult. of a body

Chevalier SONGEON. of the enemy's forces, consisting of (Signed) W. DE LANCEY, col. two field officers, 21 other officers (Signed) A. Dickson, lieut.- of different ranks, 27 non-commis

col. commanding the Artil. sioned officers, and 462 privates, (Signed) H. Bouverie, together with a stand of colours,

Lieut.-colonel. and two field-pieces. The details Approved, (Signed). Le general of this gallant affair, which reflects

Gouverneur Rey, so much credit on our Indian allies, (Signed) T. GRAHAM, as well as upon lieutenant Fitz

Lieut.-gen. gibbon, for the promptitude and Approved on the part of the royal decision with which he availed navy,

himself of the impression their Geo. COLLIER, commanding attack had made upon the enemy,

the squadron of his majesty's will, I have no doubt, be read by ships off St. Sebastian.

your lordship with great satisfacReturn of the French gurrison made tion. Since the surprise of the

prisoners of war by capitulation enemy's camp at Stoney Creek, on in the castle of St. Sebastian, on

the 6th ult, and their subsequent the 8th of September, 1813.

retreat from the Forty Mile Creek, Eighty officers, 1,756 serjeants, in which almost the whole of their drummers, and rank and file. - camp equipage, together with a Grand total, 1,836.

quantity of stores and provisions, N. B. 23 officers, and 512 men,

fell into our hands, major-general out of the above number, are sick Dearborn has withdrawn the troops and wounded in the hospital.

from Fort Erie, and has concentrated his forces at Fort George.

Colonel Vincenthasin consequence From the London Gazette,

made a forward movement from Sept. 11.

the head of the lake, in order to

support the light infantry and InCOLONIAL DEPARTMENT. dian warriors, who are employed

Downing-street, Sept. 7. in circumscribing the enemy, so as A dispatch, of which the follow, to compel them to make use of their own resources for the main whose address the capitulation was terance of their army. Major- entered into, may be attributed the general de Rottenburgh has as. surrender of the American force. sumed the command of the centre To major De Haren, for his speedy division of the army of Upper Ca- movement to the point of attack, nada. After the squadron under and execution of the arrangements commodore sir James Yeo had I had previously made with him, I shown itself off the Forty Mile am very much obliged. I have the Creek, which principally deter- honour to enclose the capitulation mined the enemy to retreat from entered into between col. Boerstler that position, it was very success, and myself, and a return of prifully employed in interrupting and soners taken, exclusive of wound

, cutting off their supplies going ed, not yet ascertained. I lost no from the Genesee river, and their time in forwarding my staff adjuother settlements upon the south- tant, lieut. Barnard, to communi. ern shore of the lake : five small cate to you this intelligence. He vessels, with provisions, clothing has been particularly active and and other articles, were taken, and useful to me upon all occasions. I several loaded boats were captured, take this opportunity of mentionand some destroyed.

ing him to you, and beg the favour

of you to recommend him to his [Transmitted by colonel Vincent excellency sir G. Prevost, as an

Beaver Dam, June 24, 1813]. active and promising young offiSir ;-I have the honour to in. form you, that the troops you have I have the honour to be, &c. done me the honour to place under (Signed) Cecil BisSHOPP. my command, have succeeded this Lieut.-colonel, commanding day in taking prisoners a detach

the troops in advance. ment of the United States army, Brigadier.gen. Vincent, &c. &c. under the command of lieut. col. Boerstler. In this affair the Indian

Township of Louth, warriors under the command of

June 24, 1813. captain Kerr, were the only force Sir ;-At De Coris this morning, actually engaged; to them great about seven o'clock I received inmerit is due, and to them I feel formation that about 1,000 of the particularly obliged for their gallant enemy, with two guns, were adconduct on this occasion. 'On the vancing towards me from St. Daappearance of the detachment of vid's. I soon after heard a firing the 49th regiment, under Lieut. of cannon and musketry, and, in Fitzgibbon, and the light company consequence, rode in advance two of the 8th or king's regiment, the miles on the St. David's road: I two flank companies of the 104th, discovered by the firing, that the under major De Haren, and the enemy was moving for the road on provincial" cavalry under captain. the mountain. I sent off cornet Hall, the whole surrendered to his M'Kenny to order out my detachmajesty's forces. To the conductment of the 49th, consisting of a of Lieutenant Fitzgibbon, through subaltern and 46 rank and file, and

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closed upon the enemy to recon- officers and soldiers shall lay down noitre. I discovered him on the their arms at the head of the British mountain road, and took a position column, and become prisoners of on an eminence to the right of it. war. My men arrived and pushed on in 4th. That the militia and volunhis front to cut off bis retreat, teers, with lieut.-colonel Boerstler, under a fire from his guns, which, shall be permitted to return to the however, did no execution. After United States on parole. examining his positions, I was in- (Signed) Andw. M.Dowell. formed he expected reinforcements;

Captain, United States' I therefore decided upon sum

Light artillery. moning him to surrender. After Acceded to the exchange of several proposi- (Signed) P. G. Boerstler, tions, between lieutenant-colonel Lieut-colonel commanding deBoerstler and myself, in the name tachinent United States army, of lieutenant-colonel De Haren,

P. V. De Haren, lieut.-colonel Boerstler agreed to Major, Canadian Regiment. surrender on the terms stated in the articles of capitulation. On my Return of American prisoners taken return to my men to send on an near Fort George, June 24, 1813. officer to superintend the details Light dragoons-1 cornet, 1 serof the surrender, you arrived. jeant, 19 rank and file. Light

I have the honour to be, &c. artillery-1 captain, 1 lieutenant, (Signed) J. FITZGIBBON. 2 serjeants, 31 rank and file. 6th

Lieut. 49th foot. reg. infantry-1 captain, 1 lieuTo major De Haren, &c. &c. tenant, 3 serjeants, 54 rank and

file. 14th dittom lieutenant,June 24, 1813. colonel, 3 captains 11 lieutenants, Particulars of the capitulation 1 surgeon, 15 serjeants, 301 rank made between captain M.Dowell, and file. 20th ditto-1 major. on the part of lieutenant-colonel 23rd ditto-1 captain, 4 serjeants, Boerstler, of the United States 2 drummers, 57 rank and file. army, and major De Haren, of his Total - lieutenant-colonel, 1 Britannic majesty's Canadian regi- major, 6 captains, 13 lieutenants, 1 ment, on the part of lieut.-colonel cornet, 1 surgeon, 25 serjeants, 2 Bisshopp, commanding the advance drummers, 462 rank and Gle. of the British, respecting the force 30 militia released on parole, under the command of lieut.-col. not included in this return. Boerstler.

Ist. That lieutenant-colonel Return of ordnance, &c. taken. Boerstler, and the force under his One 12-pounder, one 6-pounder, command, shall surrender prisoners 2 cars, stand of colours of the 14th

United States' regiment. 2nd. That the officers shall re- (Signed) E. BAYNES, Adj.-gen. tain their arms, horses, and bag

The loss of the enemy

is

supgage.

posed to be about 100 in killed and 3rd. That the non-commissioned wounded.

of war.

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