The author embarks for the Malabar coast and England, .arrival at Goa for a cargo
of pepper.. residence at Goa and Panjeem.. Mirzee.. Barcelore.. Onore, taken by
the English from Tippoo Sultaun.. pass the fortress when blockaded by the Sul-
taun's troops, without affording relief.. account of the siege, and defence of
Onore fort by captain Torriano.. conduct of the English after they had taken
it.. restitution of property, and care of the sick and wounded prisoners..
return of the inhabitants to Onore.. cession of Fortified Island to the English.,
success of general Mathews.. sad reverse.. loss of Bednore, Cundapore, and other
English conquests.. consequent measures at Onore.. arrival ofTippoo's troops
before Onore.. a summons to surrender.. commencement of the siege.. operation
after the enemies'batteries opened.. sickness in the garrison.. desertion of the
sepoys.. cessation of arms.. articles not adhered to by the enemy.. remonstrances
for want of provisions.. vigilant blockade by the Sultaun's troops.. arrival of Mr.
Cruso with letters from general M'Leod. . change of commanding officers in the
Sultaun's army.. of little advantage to the besieged.. alarming desertion and
dreadful sickness in the garrison.. desertion of a British officer to the enemy..
capitulation of Mangalore to Tippoo Sultaun. .consequent demands to surrender
Onore.. refusal, .accumulated distress of the garrison, and shocking condition of
the natives of Onore.. further proceedings in the fort.. letter to general M'Leod..
the garrison attacked by the scurvy, means adopted for the restoration of health..
..Fortified Island treacherously taken by the enemy.. evasive conduct of Maw
Mirza. .letter from the Madras commissioners.. peace with Tippoo Sultaun..
consequences at Onore.. general orders.. visits between the commandant of Onore
and Maw Mirza. .entertainment by the latter.. orders for evacuating Onore..
difficulties attending the safety of some brahmins under the English protection..
evacuation of the fort, and embarkation of the troops., the fleet sails for Bombay
.. public testimonies of the brave and gallant defence of the fortress of Onore,
the good conduct of the troops, and the promotion of captain Torriano, as a re-
ward for his gallant services ', 107