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tween the garrison and the army. He 1st Batt. 430 Foot Lieutenants. M'Dearfound a division of ehe 9th corps at Junça, mid, which he drove before him across the ist Batt. 95th Foot-Hon. Duncan ArTurou and Duas Casas ; and he took from buthnot. them many prisoners. Captain Bull's troop of horse artillery did great execution 20 Batt. 5th Foot-Lieutenant St. Clair, upon this occasion. The enemy withdrew Ensign Williams, severely. in the night across the Agueda.- The Al. 1st Batt. 43rd Foot-Major Patrickson, lied army have taken up the position upon slightly ; Captain Dalzel and Lieutethe Duas Casas, which Brigadier-General nant Rylance, severely ; Lieutenant Craufurd occupied with bis advanced W. Frier, siightly; Lieutenant J. Creighguard in the latter part of the siege of lon, severely. Ciudad Rodrigo; having one advanced Ist Batt. 52d Foot-Captain P. Campbell post upon Gallegos and upon the Agueda. and Lieutenant J. Gurwood, severely, The Militia are at Ciuco Villas anil Mal. not dangerously. partida. The enemy have no communi- 95th Foot Lieutenant-Colonel Beckwith cation with the garrison of Almeida, from and Second Lieutenant W. Haggup, whence they have lately withdrawn the slightly. heavy artillery employed in the summer
MISSING. in the siege of that place. My last re 1st Portuguese Foot-Lieut-Col. Waters port from Cadiz is dated the 13th of March. (late 1st Foot.)
I have not heard from Sir Wm. Beres. ford since the 1st instant. At the time he
Spain. -BATTLE OF BARROSA.-Notes of the hoped to be able to blockade Badajoz on
Moniteur on Lord Liverpool's Letter to the the 3d. I learn by letters of the 30th
Lord Mayor of London. --April 4, 1811. March received this day from the South of Portugal, that after General Zayas had The Moniteur contains the following landed his corps at Huelva and Morguer, Noies upon the account of the Battle of the Duke d’Aremberg moved upon Mor: Barrosa, sent by Lord Liverpool to the guer from Seville with 3,000 infantry and Lord Mayor of London :800 cavalry, upon which the Spanish Letter.-" The army of Marshal Victor, troops embarked again. It is stated that composed of the two divisions of Ruffin the cavalry had lost some of their equip- and Laval.” ments. I have the honour to be, &c.
Moniteur-" There was only one bri(Signed) WelliNGTON. gade of each division, and each consisted Return of Killed, Wounded, and Missing of had been detached to reinforce the gar
of less than 2,500 men. Four battalions the British and Portuguese Forces in the
rison of Medina Sidonia." several Affairs with the French Army,
Letter" The enemy was completely from the 18th of March to the Tth of repulsed, with the loss of an eagle and April 1811.
six pieces of cannon.” Total British Loss. General Staff, 2 Moniteur" You mean two pieces of : Lieutenants, 1 Serjeant, 15 rank and cannon, and four caissoons, and you say
file, 8 horses, killed; i General Staft, nothing of your having lost four pieces | Major, 2 Captains, 5 Lieutenants, 2
of cannon, and three stand of colours.” Ensigns, 8 Serjeants, 2 Drummers, un
Letter" The General of Division, Ruf. rank and file, 11 horses, wounded ; 4 | fin, &c. and 480 rank and tile were made raok and file and 1 horse missing.
prisoners.” Total Portuguese Lossal rank and file Moniteur-" You took, at the most, 150 killed; 9 rank and file wounded; ]
wounded men, and you lost 720." Lieutenant-Colonel missing.
Letter" It appears that the enemy Officers Killed, Wounded and Missing. had about 8,000 men engaged.”
Moniteur." That is to say, less than 95th Foot-Brigade-Major Stewart (Lieu. 5,000.” tenant.)
(To be continued.)
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[1059 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.
troops may not be always present with
them, that there are thousands upon thouHOLLAND.INSURRECTIONS--Alas! sands within call; that they are stationed all the « fond hopes” of the Morning at convenient distances all oợer the country; Poat and of the « Fashionable Worlů," and that if the people were to hesitate one seem to have been dissipated since my moment to let the Judges and others rob last Number went to the press. Nothing them au nom de la loi, the soldiers would short of a complete deliverance of Europe be called in, and the work would be conwas then expected, and that, too, right summated at the point of the bayonet. speedily. We were taught to believe, -Oh, oh! these are their tricks, are that the Antwerp Fleet was hourly to be they! This is the way they do things in looked for coming down the Scheldt with Holland, and in Flanders! The soldiers the gallant crews in high mutiny, and in. do not actually take people's goods and tent upon the good work, the praise money from them and put them in jail worthy act of delivering the said fleet into and otherwise ill-treat tbem; but, they are our bands. To judge from the public within call, in great abundance, if the tame news-papers, the Anti-Jacobins seemed cheaters' meet with resistance. Poor to have pricked up their ears and to have Dutch ! Poor Flemings !---This is despobeen wholly recovered from the fit of ap- tism with a vengeance! It must be ten thouprehension, into which they had been sand times more provoking than if it was thrown by the dear Dollar. It was a carried on without any of the forms of law. sham, or a hum, or a hour; and here we These legal forms must make the most gallare, with all the “fond hopes," all the ing part of the system ; and, therefore, I sweet hopes, of beariog contirmed the did not at all wonder to hear that the people accounts of a geoeral insurrection in Hol had begun by seizing upon the judges. But, land and Flanders, though the Morning ala3 ! it was all false. It was all a faChronicle assured us, that the government brication, on the part of our stupid and had received authentic accounis of the time-serving news-papers, who are now matter, and that it (the Chronicle) trusted bringing themselves off with the most that what it had before reported was true. pitiful excuses.-On Friday last, the --All the story, therefore, about the COURIER and Morning Post told us that; Judges being seized by the people and " A Dutch Gentleman, just arrived from having their bauble, their humbug, their “ Holland, brings a letter dated the 21st cheating dress, their rabble-blinding gear, “ inst. from one of the first houses there, stripped off from their flabby carcases;
• which confirms the news of a complete all this story is false, and I dare say, that " insurrection having taken place from one these base miscreants, these very worst “ end of Holland to the other ; that 9000 of all the instruments of tyranny, are “ French have ulready been made to bite the going on cheating and oppressing and indust; and that both the fleets in Amstersulting and laughing at the poor Dutch as " dam and Antwerp are in a state of 126much as ever. It is not, however, the "tiny.”-On the next day, they came fault of these men, or their employers, down to the following account, which the balf so much as it is of the Dutch them- reader will do well to compare with the selves. Base dogs! why do they submit? one just given. « The chief cause of the Why do they not down with these tricked" late disturbances in Holland was, as we out instruments, these vile hypocrites, “ stated, that HORRIBLE LAW of crus these robbers and murderers au nom de "elty and blood, the CONSCRIPTION la loi (that is to say, in the name of the
« LAW. A vessel arrived yesterday, law); why do they not pull them down which sailed from the Dutch coast on and drag them along the kennel? “ Monday night, with several passengers Why, I shall be told, that they are, in " who got on board by stealth. . The mastae, guarded by troops ; for, though the “ ter states, that he was at Amsterdam on
" the preceding Saturday, when the com- | to look on with seeming approbation, “motion took place. Some Conscripts of while their countrymen, the young fel“ the Jewish persuasion hucing recolled ; lows forced into the service, were so ill “ they were, after a considerable struggle, treated. Yet, we cannot justify the na“overpowered by the troops that escorted tion. They are base dogs for submitting to “them, and four of them shot by way of such treatment; and they deserve, richly " example to the others. This act of deserve, all they get, and more too." severity occasioned a numerous mob to as The COURIER then asks, “ is it to be be“ semble, chiefly consisting of women, “ lieved that SUCH a system can long “who pelled the French officers and soldiers “ exist.” And, he answers himself, and “ with stones and other missiles. One says, that “ it cannot be believed."—Why “ officer was severely wounded on the should it not? How long have the world “ head in the affray. The only act of seen tyranny quite equal to this existing “outrage committed besides, was the in many countries? It has in itself the “ cutting adrift some boats in which Con- seeds of destruction, we are told. Aye, but “ scripts were put for the security of con such seeds are often of very slow growth; " veyance. A strong French force con and the plant, unfortunately, too long in “ tinued to parade the streets from Saturday, ripening: The fact is, that this system “ until the time our informant left Am- will last just as long as the government has “ sterdam. What a HORRIBLE PIC a sufficiency of troops on its side. Men * TURE OF TYRANNY does the fore. without arms cannot face men with arms. “ going account exhibit ; and is it to be Troops are placed at convenient distances « believed (no, it cannot be believed) all over the country. Any rising is quelled " that SUCH a system can long exist, or in a moment. The revolters, who might " that it does not carry within itself the call themselves patriots, the government " seeds and elements of its speedy dissolution ?" would call rebels; the Judges would hang, -Look at this well, reader. So, then; or transport to Cayenne, all those who esthere being some Conscripts, that is to say, caped the bayonet or musket; and, what men who had been compelled to become is the most odious and detestable thing of soldiers ; there being some persons of this all, the great mass of the people would description, who revolted or mutinied, they stand by and utter not a word against any were, after some struggle, subdued by the of the government's proceedings; nay, foreign troops that the tyrant Napoleon had rather than be suspected of disaffection, sent into Holland. Four of them having they would applaud its most infamous and been shot, this act of severity occasioned cruel acts.So long as the government the people to assemble and pelt the foreign has a sufficient number of troops at its troops; and, that a STRONG PARTY OF command, the tyranny will go on; and, THESE TROOPS CONTINUED, FOR the time when the government will cease SOME TIME TO PARADE THE to have such a number of troops, is, when it STREETS.-Well, venal man, and what ceases to have money to pay them, and not then? What next? Look me in the face, one moment before. Therefore, it is shou venal man, and tell what of all this? all nonsense ; it is all beastly absurdity to Why; was it not a “horrible picture of talk about a revolt of the people in Hol“ tyranny YES ; yes, it was ; it was land, as long as the government is enabled a horrible picture of tyranny; and for to pay soldiers to shoot or stab the people. submitting to such tyranny a nation ought As long as it has money for this purpose, to be exterminated. Base dogs! What! it will find no difficulty in keeping the let these French foreigner troops beat people down. As long as it can pay a them about in this manner ? But, come; numerous army, it has nothing to fear from they did make a feeble attempt at resist the people ; and, the only wonder with ance at any rate. The Dutch did not take me is, that the despotism makes use of it quite in silence, and seem to bless those Judges, or of any of ihe forms of law; unwho had brought their oppressors amongst less, indeed, these are supposed to be the them. They did, or, at least, some of most efficacious of its tools. The soldiers, the women did, raise their voices and their perhaps, would have less method in mahands too, in behalf of the poor young naging the affairs of taxes and the like; fellows who had been forced to become and so one set of tools is put to assist the soldiers, and who had been goaded other; and thus is tyranny aggravated by on to revolt, or mutiny. The people its complexity. From this view of the of Amsterdam were not base enough matter it is evident, that no rational hope
of a subversion of this tyranny can be en- , however, I do not agree with Sir RICHARD: tertained, so long as the government has I inean as to his remedy. He does not, inthe means of keeping in its pay a suffi- deed, seriously says, that the thing can be ciency of bayonets. The whole thing is done which he say would be efficacious, military. The government depends wholly if it were done. But, he talks as if it could upon the army; all the powers of oppres- be done; and, I am fully persuaded, that sion, in whatever way they may come, at he knows it cannot. It is, therefore, the people, depend upon the army; but wrong for him to sport with the feelings the army depends wholly upon its PAY. of the Old Lady; especially at a time Take from the despotism the means of like this.- In the meanwhile curious keeping the bayonets, and the nation is work is going on out of doors. I will free. To talk of any other mode of the here insert a string of paragraphs that poor Dutch or Flemings being able to ob- have appeared in the news papers of Lontain redress is worse than absurdity, be don, since the publication of my last cause it tends to excite false hopes and to Number; that the world may see, that we produce disappointment; nay, it might Inay have upon record, and that our chilpossibly induce some persons to expose dren and other countries may take warnthemselves to useless destruction in a con-ing from what is now passing here.-1. test with the despotism.--Such is my “ Nefarious Traffic in Gold. A seizure of view of the state of Holland and Flanders; “ 10,0001. was yesterday made at the and, my last word of advice to the people “ Custom-house, of gold, in bars, regu. of these countries would be: remain quiet, larly entered and sworn to at Guildhall 'till the day comes, when your despotism as foreign gold. The boxes had passed is left without the means of hiring bayonets, " the Custom-house, and were on board and then you will be free if you choose it. “ship when the discovery was made. It
I know, that, for this advice, I shall " is supposed that some person employed be exposed to the calumnies of our venal “ in the melting of it into bars, gave inwriters, who will accuse me of a wish to “ formation that guineas were melted with prevent the people of Holland from rising the foreign gold.
“the foreign gold. The Custom-bouse at all. No, you fools, I do not entertain “ Officers are still searching the vessel, it any such wish! I only wish the people being suspected that much has been senot to afford the despotism an excuse for cretly put amongst the other goods." murdering them in detail. I wish them --I.-" Alarming Riot at Sampford Pe. not to stir, till they are likely to succeed, “ derell. On Monday last a disturbance, knowing that, against a bayonet, an un “ of a very serious nature, occurred at armed man is nothing; and knowing that, Sampford' Peverell. The annual fair, by one means or another, all the people « for the sale of cattle, &c. was held there are disarmed.
“on that day. On the Saturday preced
“ing, a number of the workmen, employJUBILEE DOLLARS. In the news
“ed in excavating the bed of the Grand papers of this day, I see no less than forty “ Western Canal, assembled at Wellingtwo pamphlets advertised, the whole of " ton for the purpose of obtaining change which relate to the subject of Bank Notes for the payment of their wages, which and Bullion. -To-morrow the grand " there has been lately considerable diffidiscussion takes place in the Honourable "culty in procuring. Many of them inHouse. The RESOLUTIONS proposed, or to “dulged in inordinate drinking, and combe proposed, by Mr. HORNER, were in “ mitted various excesses at Tiverton, and serted in my Number of the 24th of April,“ other places to which they had gone for at page 1012. Those of the other side, “the purpose above stated. On Monday. which, it seems, come from Mr. Nicho. " the fair at Sampford seemed to afford a LAS VANSITTART, will be found in the " welcome opportunity for the gratificapresent Number.--- Here is fire against tion of their tumultuary, disposition. fire, you see. Bang for bung, except that “ Much rioting took place in the course Mr. Vansittart returns one more shot than “ of the day, and towards evening a body he receives.
In this Number I have “ of these men, consisting of not less than aiso inserted a set of Aphorisms by Sir “ 300, had assembled in the village. Mr. RICHARD). PHILLIPS, which do certainly Chave (whose name we had occasion to contain, in my opinion, ten thousand times " mention in unravelling the imposture as much sense as both the sets of Resolu respecting the Sampford Ghost) was tions put together. In one respect," met on the road, and recognized by
“ gome of the party. Opprobrious lan-1" 1170 oz. gold coin; 2517 oz. silver coin. "guage was applied to him, but whether " For Ostend, 477 oz. gold coin ; 6467 oz. " on that subject, or not, we have not “ silver coin."-VI « Mock Bank Notes. « been informed. The rioters followed " A number of mock notes, for a penny, « him to the House, the windows of which “ fabricated obviously in imitation of the " they broke ; and, apprehensive of fur “one pound notes of the Bank of Eng“ther violence, Mr. Chave considered it " land, are at present in circulation. After “ necessary to his defence to discharge a " the words, “i for the Governor and Com“ loaded pistol at the assailants. This un. " « pany of the," the words “ King's « fortunately took effect, and one man fell «« Bench and Fleet" are inserted in an « dead on the spot. A pistol was also fired upper line, in very small characters ; “ by a person within the house, which so « and the remainder of the sentence con“severelywounded another man that his life “ cludes * Bank in (instead of of) Engo “ js despaired of. A carter, employed by « « land." The hackney-coachmen are ** Mr. Chave, was most dreadfully beaten the principal putters off of these notes.
by the mob. Additional numbers were " A person who asks change of a two “accumulating when our accounts were "pound note from one of these gentry, « sent off, and we understand their deter “ particularly at night, rarely escapes " mination was to pull down the house.” “ being cheated."-VII." New Dola III." Hoarding. A respectable corres " lars. On Friday the Bank issued new “pondent observes, that the hoarding of " stamped dollars to the several bankers, i cash by farmers, servants, and country " to the amount of 3001. each house. A * people, is of a magnitude beyond what “ further issue is expected in the course of
writers on the subject of specie are this week.” Here it is in all ways: * aware of; a robbery or death now and Alarms and threutnings and coaxings and ar then throws some light on the facts. In puffings. Aye ! but all will not do. If " the West of England, most of the this venal man (all the paragraphs are ** farmers keep by them from thirty to a from the Counter of the 27, 29, and 30th * hundred guineas in gold, and some con of April); if this venal man lie the cur" siderably more. A few days ago, a rent of the Thames back to Oxfordshire, "wealthy yeoman declared he had three then, indeed, I should begin to suppose it " thousand guineas in his house, the pos- possible for him to turn the current of the * session of which was more pleasure to paper money; but, until he can do the “ him than an accumulating interest. The foriner, he may be well assured that all " writer knows numerous servants, who his attempts at the latter will fail.. « have frem twenty to eighty guineas in am, however, pleased to see him at work
gold by them, and believes this hoard- in this way; for, as he writes for the in"ing to be general among the middling struction of the full-blooded Anti-Jacobins "and common class of the people. The in the country; asitis to them he looks for * amount of gold thus concealed must be customers, they may, perhaps, believe what, "immense ; perhaps the withholding this he says, and be thereby induced to go on "coin from circulation may have pre confiding in the Old Lady to the last. I hope "vented some from being clandestinely they will. This will be the proper, the just ** sent out of the kingdom; yet that evil and appropriate, punishment for them. " will bear no comparison to the detriment They will then be caught in their own " society experiences, by the entire dis- trap'; choaked in their own halter. " appearance and want of the intended They would, at this moment be in won
use designed by the Legislature.”---IV. derous high spirits, were it not for the
" New Silver Coinage. We are assured, Dollar, the dear Dollar! This hangs about *** from undoubted authority, that the new them, and damps their joy. Were it not *"Silver Coinage is in great forwardness, for this, they would be so insolent, that it "particularly dollars, which will be issued would be impossible to walk in the same "speedily; in consequence of which, the street with them. They would actually "holders of the old silver suffer greatly, trample people under their feet. This
as many of the shillings and sixpences hangs about them. This haunts them. “ will fall very short of their present value.” This weighs upon their mind. It comes
-V.“ Gold Exported. 'The following athwart them in the midst of their plea**'entries of Bullion were made at the sant reveries. Even while they are ex* Custom-house in the course of last week: uiting in the hope of being able to put
For Dunkirk, 1514 oz. of gold in bars; their feet on the necks of the Jacobins, it