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light. Although the enemy did not op. the Dutch fleet in the Nieuve Diep fex pole their landing, yet the first division into the hands of the English, amounting had scarcely begun to move forward be- to seven Mips of war, and abont thirteen fore they came into action, which conti- Indiamèn and iransports. Upon this nued from five in the morning until three event Admiral Mitchell fent to the Hel. o'clock in the afternoon, The enemy der-point for a sufficient number of pilots had assembled a very confiderable body of to conduct the British ships, to reduce infantry, cavalry and artillery near Cal. the remaining force of the Dutch fleet, lanstoog, and made repeated attacks on which he was determined to follow to the the right of the British troops with fresh walls of Amsterdam. Accordingly on forces. The position of the English was the 30th of August, he got the squadron upon a ridge of sand-hills, stretching along under weigh at five o'clock in the morn. the coast from north to south; their right ing, and immediately formed the line of fiank was unavoidably exposed to the battle, and prepared for action. He whole force of the enemy. The English continued his course along the Texel, in. had no where on their right fufficient the channel that leads to the Vleiter ; the ground to form more than a battalion in Dutch squadron lying at anchor in a line, line; yet on the whole the pofition, at the Red Buoy, in the east-south-east though fingular, was not disadvantageous. course. About half past ten, he fent
By the courage and perseverance of the Captain Bennie of the Victor with a fum- troops the enemy was
mons to the Dutch Admiral; and in her obliged to retire in the evening to a posi- way she picked up a flag of truce with tion two leagues in the rear.
two Dutch Captains from the Dutch Ad. teft was arduous, and the loss confidera- miral to him.' Captain Bennie brought ble. The English had to regret many them on board the English Admiral, who, valuable officers, who either fell or were from a conversation of a few minutes, disabled by their wounds.
was induced to anchor in a line, a short principally engaged were the reserve un- distance from the Dutch squadron, at der the command of Colonel Macdonald, their earnest request. They returned confifting of the 23d and 55th regiments. with Admiral Mitchell's positive orders The regiments of Major General Coote's not to alter the position of the fhips, nor brigade, which were much engaged, were do any thing whatsoever to them, and in the Queen's, the 27th, 29th and 85th one hour to submit, or take the conferegiments. Major General Oyley's bri. quences. gade was brought into the action towards In less than the time appointed they the close of the day, and sustained some returned with a verbal answer, that they loss. As the enemy still possessed the Hel. submitted according to the fummons, and der, with a garrison of near two thou- should consider themselves (the officers) fand men, it was determined to attack it on parole, until he heard from the Lord's before day-break, on the morning of the Commissioners of the Admiralty, and the 28th ; but about eight o'clock on the eve- Prince of Orange, for his further proning of the 27th, the Dutch fleet in the ceedings. Mars Diep got under weigh, and the gar- The Dutch Admiral Story accompanied rifon was withdrawn, having previously his fubmission with a letter to the English spiked the guns on the battery, and de. Admiral, wherein he states, that nei. stroyed some of the carriages; about ther the fuperiority of the latter, nor the nine at night Major General Moore took threat that the spilling of human blood poffeffion of this important poft. All should be laid to his account, could prethat part of the Dutch fleet in the Ni- vent his Mhewing what he could do for his euve "Diep, together with their paval sovereign, whom he acknowledged to be magazine at Nieuve Werk, fell into the no other than the Batavian people and hands of the conquerors. In this action its representatives. “ The traitors whom Lieutenant General Sir James Pulteney I commanded,” said he,“ refused to was wounded, and nearly twenty other fight!" and therefore nothing remained to officers. Lieutenant Colonel Smollett, him and his brave cfficers but vain rage, Lieutenant Colonel Hay, and Lieutenant and the dreadful reflection of their fituaCrow were killed : of the rank and file tion. He declared himself and officers to there were alsont fixty killed, and four be prisoners of var. hundred wounded. But the principal luc. The force of the ships that surrendered cess, and that obtained without loss of were :-blood, was the obtaining poffeffion of the
I of 74 guns, whole Dutch fitet. On the 28th of Au
68 - guft, in the morning, all that part of
2 of 44
747 The naval arsenal, containing 95 pieces were attacked the night of their arrival, of ordinance and stores, also fell into the but, owing to the darkness of the night, hands of the English.
the attack at first was only partially fucThe General wrote from Skager. Brug, cessful. The English sustained some lofs on the lith of September, and stated, from the fire of the enemy, which contithat being apprized of the enemy's inten- nued heavy till next morning, when the tention to attack him, he daily improved posts were again attacked with perfect the advantages of his situation, and de- and rapid success. These posts gave the termined to remain till the expected re- British army a very strong pofition, and inforcements should arrive. On the oth, greatly confined that of the enemy, Ma. at day-break, the Dutch commenced an jor Colin Campbell, of the first native attack on his centre and right, from St. regiment, Lieutenants George Nixon and Martin's to Petten, in three columns, Falla, of his Majesty's 12th regiment, and apparently with their whole force. and Fitzgerald of the 33d were killed in
They advanced, particularly on their those attacks. left and centre, with great intrepidity, General Harris wrote allo from the and penetrated with the heads of their fame camp on the 18th of April, when columns to within a hundred yards of he informed Lord Mornington that Major the poft occupied by the British troops. General Floyd marched for Periapatam They were however every where repulsed, on the 6th of April, and on the 7th the owing to the strength of the position and cavalry of the enemy followed.
The the courage of the troops. -About ten English continued in quiet poffeffion of the o'clock they retired towards Alkmaar, polts which they had seized, and were leaving behind them many dead and some busily employed in preparing materials for wounded men, with one piece of cannon the works, during the absence of this and a number of waggons. The British detachment, which returned on the 14th, troops pursued them for some time, and accompanied by the Bombay army. A quickened their retreat. There was one very large body of the enemy's cavalry column of French, whom the two bri- had harassed their march, but without gades of Guards repulsed with great vi- attempting any determined attack. On gour. The loss of the enemy was com- the 16th General Stuart crossed the Ca.. puted at eight hundred menį but on the very, taking up a position extending from side of the British it did not exceed, in its northern bank towards the Eedgal; killed, wounded and missing, two hun- while General Floyd, with the left wing dred.
and cavalry, moved to the Delawo, Yery, Admiral Lord Nelson, in a letter dated a rank beyond Mysore, to cover a party August 1, Naples-bay, congratulated the sent out the preceding night to collect Lords of the Admiralty on the entire li. cattle and sheep, and to examine the new beration of the kingdom of Naples from fort of Mysore. The party returned the French Robbers; for, says his Lordship, with considerable success on the evening “ they can be called by no other name for of the 16th, and encamped near the line their conduct in this kingdom.” This of General Harris. Measures were im. event was brought about by part of the mediately taken by General Harris for crews .of his Majesty's ships under the erecting batteries and preparing for the command of Captain Trowbridge. attacking of Seringapatam. The bat,
The British power in the East Indies teries being finished, they began to has been augmented lately by the impor- batter in breach on the 30th of April, tant conquest of Seringapatam, the capi. and had, on the evening of the 3d of tal of the Mysore country, and by the May, so much destroyed the walls against death of Tippoo Sultan.
which they were directed, that the arrangeLieutenant General Harris, in a letter ment was made for assaulting the place to Lord Mornington, Governor General the next day, when the breach was re. of India, dated Camp before Seringapa- ported practicable. The troops intended tam, April 7, 1799, states, that after to be employed were stationed in the crossing the Cavery, on the 30th of trenches early on the morning of the March, at Sofelly, the army halted the 4til, that no extraordinary movement next day, and then advanced by easy might lead the enemy to expect the marches before Seringapatam, without affault, which General Harris had deter-opposition. Wishing to occupy the post, mined should be made in the heat of the where General Abercromby's piquets day, as the time best calculated to ensure were attacked in 1792, and the large success, as their troops would then be tope and village of Sulian Pett, both least prepared for making opposition.
At one o'clock the troops moved from to camp. Immediate search was made the trenches, crossed the rocky bed of after the Sultan's body, which, after much the Cavery, under an extremely heavy difficulty, was found late in the evening, fire, passed the glacis and ditch and in one of the gates, under a heap of afcended the breaches in the fause braye flain, and soon after placed in the palace. and rampart of the fort, surmounting in The 'corpse was the next day recognized the most gallant manner every obstacle in by the family, and interred with the hotheir way, and were completely fuccess- nours due to his rank, in the mausoleum ful. Refftance continued to be made from of his father. the palace of Tippoo for some time after The loss of Europeans, in this af. all firing had cealed from the works : two sault, was about fixty killed, and two of his fons were there, who however, on hundred and fifty wounded, allorance of safety, surrendered to the Lord Mornington departed from Matroops furrounding them; and guards drass to arrange the new government : were placed for the protection of the fa- but it has not yet appeared how that gomily, most of whom were in the palace. vernment is to be constituted. It is
It was soon after reported that Tippoo thought that the former king of Myfore, Sultan had fallen; several other of the chiefs who had been dethroned by Hyder Ally, were alfo Slain. Measures were immediately and was detained in prison
by his adopted to stop the confusion at first un- fon Tippo Saib, will be restored to the avoidable in such a crowded city, taken sovereignty. by affauit.
The Princes were removed
ALPHABETICAL List of BANKRUPTCIEŚ and DIVIDENDS announced between the zoth of August, and the 20th of September, extracted from the London Gazettes. BANKRUPTCIES.
Bridgman, G. Dartmouth, scrivener, Nov. 26.
Bangham, W. Shrewsbury, linen-raper, Sept. 28. (The Solicitors' Names are between Parentheses)
Berry, G. Deanhoufe, clothier, utt. 2.
Lent, w. Pateruofter-row, book feller, Nov. 28.-final, ALIEN, J. South thields, merchant. (Mr. W. Atkifung
Bleckley, C. Godmanchefer, thop-keeper, oct. 18.
Cheriel, S. & T. Chefell, Holborn, horiers, Nov. 7
Day, P. David-street, builder, oct. s. Burbridge, H. Shternefs, ihopkeeper. (Nicholls and Net. Evans, J. Portsmouth, vintuer, Aug. 13. tietrip, Queen-fireet, Cheapfide).
Edge J. Blackburn, cotton-manufacturer, Sept. S. Brookes, J. Holborn, pawn-broker. (Egerton, Gray's-inn). Ellifon, J. Stovey-bank, stuti-maker, Oct. 3. Earretr, 5. Hungerford, grocer. (Finch and Eyre, Little Grimstaw, R. Gortont, & J. Grimshaw, Manchester, mer St. Helens).
chants, Sept. 25. Charton, w. Hodnett, hopkeeper.
Goodwin, s. Jun. Rainow, cotton-manufacturer, Sept. 25 Cole, J. Birminghair, buttoli-maker. (Sanderfon, Palf- Gill, J. Pinchbeck, butcher, Oct. 22. grave-place).
Hawkins, R. Sellack, maron, Sept. 14. Crois, W. Bury, Lancaster, corn-dealer. (Hodgson, Chan
T. Bruid, linen-draper, Sept. 14. cery kne).
Hutchinron. R. & G. Crnfton, Galeniead, grocers, Sept. 26. Dickson, W. Stamford, licen-draper. (Messrs. Weston, Heaton, E. Hoghton, Leland, calico-printer, Sept. B. Fenchurch-ftreet),
Jones, T. High Holborn, carver and gilder, Sept. 17.
Jackson, J. Broinpton, apothecary, Oct. 5.
King, J. South Kilworth, dealer, uct. 9.
Loggins, J. Jun. Newent, linen-draper, Oct. 3. Grips, w, Wickham, merchant. (Harman, Wine-Office- Langdale, J. Manchester, merchant, oct. 7. cour:).
Lloyd, D, Ely, Mop-keeper, oct. 11.--final. Gardner, G. Oxford-Street, linen-draper. (shawes, Tutor- Lilwall, J. R. & B. Kingston, Hereford, skinners, o&. 8. street):
Morris, E. Shrewsbury, line-draper, Sept. 28. Herefield, C. J. Manchester, linen-draper. (Edge, Tem. Money, J. Swafiham, scrivener, Sept. 23. ple).
Newland, P. New Airesford, leather-feller, Aug. 31. Henderson, R. Sua-street, draper. (J. & R. Willis, Warn- Newman, F. Edinondton, victualler, 02. 11. furd-court).
Prior, 1. Hilmarton, thop-keeper, Sept. 24. Huntz, J. Fareham, plumber. (Williams & Brooks, Lin. Phillips, 6. Pair foud, inn-holder, Sept. 25. colá’s-inn).
Partridge, A. & W. llitt, Friday-street, currier, Nov. 18. Jenkins, J. c. Clock-mills, miller. (Pewtriss, Gray's. Pepwell, J. Wapping, suchor-smiti), Nov. 18.-final inn).
Palin, W. Chagrave. !! -hoider, oct. 216 Iugham, I, Rochdale, flour-dealer. (Wilson, Union-Street, Quincey, R. Holbeach, draper, Sept. 23. Borough).
Ramiden, R. Scarborough, grocers Sept. 27. King, w. Birmingham, Tailor. (Egerton Gray's-inn). Reynolds, R. &. T, Cheson, Bedington-corner, calico. Mintorn, I. Bristol, bookfeller. (4. Lewis, Gray's-inn). printers, vet. 12. Neild, W. Marple, shop-keeper. (Ellis, Cursitor-treet). Read T. Winslow, dealer, Oct. 2. Pascoe, J. of the Luthington Indiaman. (Loxley, Cheap. Smith, T. Liverpool, deater, Supt. 26.
Salinon, J. Sunderland, coal-filier, Oct. II. Phelps, G. Bredon, fell-monger. (French, Cattle-ftreet, Staplev, č. Speedhurd, butcher, Oct. 19. Holborn),
Shepherd, J. Bath, butcher, Nov. 1.-final. Rahbrook, s. Stratford, St. Mary, dealer. (Forbes, Ely- Sheldoo, D. Hill-itreet, Finsbury-iquare, dealer, Od. 13. place)
Turner, W. Surry-road, broker, Sept. 21.
Tyas, T. Broad-trees, filk-broker, os. s.
Warren, W. Jun. Fincking-hall, Superior. seedsman,
Wethers, J. Jun. Bristol, cordwainer, Sept. 25. Alcock, J. Butcher-row, tobacconiit, Sept. 21.
White, T. Nottingham, viellcr, Sept. 27. Addicon, J. Thirik, thop-keeper, Sept. 28.
Whceidon, Edmond, Haling house, dealer, Sept. 25. Asprey, M. Bury, iron-inonger, oct. 4,
Woodfield, R. & W. Orton, Coventry, grocer. Oct. 12. Briggs, J. High-ftreet, Burouch, Sept. 25.
final. Benbow. F. Ravens, large-owner, Sept. 23.
Whelaale, J. Holbeach, broker, 02. 13.
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MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN AND NEAR LONDON.
Married.] Mr. James Brandon of Covent Jolin Stephenson, Esq.
The Rev. William Gray of Oakingham, Aged 61, Mr. Serjeant of Green Atreet, Berks, to Miss Gisborne, of Baker (treet, Port- Grosvenor Square. man square.
Miss Sarah Moale, daughter of Mrs. Mole At St. George's, Hanover Square, Mr. T. of the Rainbow cottee-house, King street, Cunningham of Gracechurch street, to Miss Covent Garden. Lydia Pringle, daughter of Mr. James Prin- Mrs. Sarah Ridgeway, widow, of Carpen. gle of Belgrave Place, Pimlico.
tens' Hall, London Wall. Ac St. Mary-le-bonne Church, Lieutenant Mrs. J. Ideson, wife of J. W. Ideson, Esq. Colonel Chester, of the Coldstream regiment of Poland street. of guards, to Miss Clinton, daughter of the In Baker ítreet, Portman square, the Right late Sir Henry Clinton, K. B.
Hon. Elizabeth Countess Ferrers, wife of the At St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, present Earl. Abraham Wood, Esq. of Dartmouth ftreet, Aged 72, Mrs. Burnthwaite, of the Strand. to Miss Fry of Fleet Atreet.
In Charlotte street, Portman place, aged Mr., Thomas Deighton of Cateaton street, 83, Dr. Jolinfon. to Miss Mary Pocock, of the Terrace, Gray's At Hampton Court Palace, aged 15, MafInn Lane
ter Pechel, eldeit son of Major Pechel. At St. Mary le Strand, Mr. John Page, of Ať Clapham, aged 83, Mrs. Martha the Strand, to Miss Sarah Ruttley, of Ta- Honnor. vistock row.
At Pentonville, W. T. Reichinburgh, Esq. William Urquhart, Erq. of St. Mary Axe, At Hackney, aged 80, Mrs. Sarah. Till, to Miss Sarah Tathwel, of Plaistowe in reliet of the late Mr. S. Till, of WalEffex.
thamstow. Archibald Blair, Efq. to Miss Dixon of At Knightsbridge, Mrs. Ann Burton. Barwell Court.
At North End, Hampstead, L. Kilham, At St. George's, Hanover Square, Sir Esq. of Argyll' street. Henry Wilson of Chelsea Park, to the Right At Mortlake, aged 73, Henry Shaw, Esq. Hon. Lady F, E. B. Bruce, daughter of the many years an eminent Sollicitor in the Mida Right Hon. the Earl of Aylesbury.
dle Temple, highly cíteemed for lis lionesty At Paddington, Mr. John Roffey, of Ed- and integrity. ward Areet, Cavendish square, to Miss Down- At Aviary Hill, near Eltham, Mrs. Marward of Wincheiter.
garet Skinner, wife of Mr. Alderman SkinAt Stoke Newington, Mr. T. T. Wether- It may be said, with strict propriety of head, to Miis Rigby of that place.
this excellent lady, that her life was spent in At Haye's Place, in Kent, the Rey, J. W. doing good. Neither the allurements of Bourke, of Carshalton in Surry, to Mifs pomp, the force of faihion, nor the deceitfulKerr, of Upper Berkeley street, Portman ness of wealth, were able to corrupt the square,
fimplicity of her manners, or damp the zea. At Chelsea, T. Pennock, Esq. to Miss lous benevolence and unaffected piety of her Cartwright, eldest daughter of the late Ed- heart. Her contempt of oftentation has ward Cartwright, Esq. of Hampstead.
veiled from the world's eye her many good At Hington, the Rev. A. Collett, of Crat-' deeds : but in the breatts of her worthy field, Suffolk, to Miss Ann Curtis, of the hufband and her amiable family, the virtues former plice.
of the wife and the mother, will be ever At Bromley, Middlesex, William Tennant, felt: her encouraging affability will be reEsq; of Little Aston Hall, Staffordshire, to membered by the poorest of her acquaintance, Miss Debonnaire, of Bromley.
and the memory of her benevolence will long At St. Gregory's, Old Fish street, Mr. T. and often draw the tear of gratitude ; for her S. Surr, of Billiter lane, Fenchurch street, to bounty to the poor was limited only by the Miss Mary Ann Griffiths, fecond daughter of very extent of her means, and was surpassed Captain Griffiths, of Tenby, Pembrokeshire. only by the truly Christian humility with
At St. Luke's, Henry Card, Efq. of Pem- which it was bestowed. broke college, Oxford, to Mils Bulkely, of At his house at Peckham, Mr. William South Lambeth.
Swaine, hop factor, of the Borough: he was G. W. Groote, Esq. of Dean street, to well known in his family as a father-in Mrs. Godfrey, widow of George Godfrey, his parish, as the friend to the poor, and to efq. late of Ringmore Park, Suflex.
the world at large as the friend of his Died.] After a few days illness, James' country. Educated in the principles of the Sheridan, efq. of Great Rubíel ftreet, Bloomf- British Constitution, his constant with was bury, barrifter at law.
to preserve that political balance which enAged 66, Mr. John Baskerville of Bishopf- dears the king to his subjects, and the subgate. Itreet.
jects to their king, MONTHLY MAG, NO. 1.
[Douglas Duke of Hamilton, whose death Union. But this exclusion, though sanctioned was mentioned in page 658, was grandson of by the opinion of the first lawyers of this cen. James Duke of Hamilton, who died in 1743, tury, has, during the present administration, aged 41 years, and son of James Duke of Hamil- been conceived to be erroneous; and, on aa ton, who died in 1758, aged 33 years, and application to the House, the Duke was adbrother of George James Duke of Hamilton, mitted to his feat. This decision was highly who died in 1769, in the 15th year of his pleasing to the Peers of Scotland, as it has
His mother was the celebrated Miss opened to them an access to a permanent and Gunning, afterwards Duchess of Argyle. He hereditary seat in the British Senate. As fucceeded to the title when only 13 years of this young nobleman came into life with the age; and, after finishing his education, he advantage of an exalted rank, and an ample entered into the army. But, as his noble fortune, it might have been expected that he fortune made the emoluments of that profef- - would have rendered eflential service to his fion unworthy his notice, he only rose to the country: but these advantages were negiected rank of captain. The Duke made the tour and sacrificed to the degrading and wretched of Europe under the care of the ingenious Dr. ambition of being one of the first boxers of the Moore, and soon after his return he married age. This vitiated taste naturally led him (in 1778) Miss Elizabeth Burrel, sister to the into bad company: he contracted, of course, Duchess of Northumberland and Lord Gwydir. the habits of his associates, which, in the While a minor, he was, by his guardians, one end, brought him to his grave at the early of the claimants of the Douglas eitate, against age of forty-three. Yet to his credit it muit the present Lord Douglas, then also à minor. be said, that, in an age of diffipation and exen This conteft, well known by the appellation travagance, he had the resolution to keep his of the great Douglas cause, afforded ample fortune not only unincumbered, but even in scope for the exertion of the abilities of some a state of improvement. An attachment of the first lawyers of England and Scotland; which his Grace had formed with a celebrated and gave room for the rise of several others, actress, and the very incorrect life which he who may be said to owe their promotions to otherwise led, induced his Duchess to sue for the opportunity afforded them for a display of a divorce, which she obtained in 1794; and, their talents in this cause. It is well known as he liad no children by her, his title and that the Duke of Hamilton lost the suit. The the entailed estate defcend to his uncle Lord Duke, however, established, in his person, Archibald Hamilton, His Grace was a the right claimed by his ancestors to a seat in Knight of the most ancient order of the Thirthe House of Peers of Great Britain, which tle, heritable keeper of the royal palaces of had been denied to them since the creation by Holy-rood-house and Linlithgow, Lord Lieu. Queen Anne in 1711. The Dukedom of tenant of the County of Lanerk, and Colonel Brandon being bestowed on a Peer of Scotland, of a regiment of Fencibles lately raised.] was held to be contrary to the articles of the
H. D.'s Letter in Defence of a late celebrated Female is received; but we cannot think it judicious to revive the subject; at least, it does not suit our Miscellany.
The Writer of Remarks on the principal Italian Poets is respeEtfully informed, that the Omision of a Part of his Srictures on Ariosto, and particularly of bis Transation of a long Paliage from that elegant, though certainly unequal and extravagant, Poet, was an exercise of judgment on our parts, and intended to serve both his reputation and ours. Bejhall wait bis permission to continue his paper.
A Serious Observer's answer to Simplicius would certainly have been inserted bad it only reluted to him; but as it involves a controversy which we have had reason to determine abfolutely to discontinue, we must decline it.
ERRATAT In Mr. Lytton's Verses to Sir W. Jones, page 480, Vol. vii. for reeds, line 10, read Heads; for lea, line 24, read lea.
In Mr. Dyer's Letter, at page 624, instead of “ Drama as Pizarro," it ought to be “ Dramatist as Kotzebue.”
At page 665, column 1, Rutland, for Mr. read Mrs. Loakes.