Military Promotions.

pital-mate Robert H. Hett to be assistant-surgeon, vice Jones, promoted in the 40th foot. Sd West India regiment, William D. Barclay, gent. to be ensign, without purchase, vice Ridsdall, removed from the service. 2d garrison battalion: to be lieutenants, lieutenant Roger Finnan, from the 59th foot, vice Kelly, appointed to the 8th royal veteran batta. lion; ensign R. Garrett, from the 2d foot, vice Hehl, appointed to the 73d foot. 8tla Royal vet. Latt. lieut. R. Kelly, from the 2d garrison battalion, to be lieutenant. Royal Newfoundland fencibles, Charles Davis, gent, to be ensign, vice Kemble, promoted in the Glengarý fencibles. Nova Scotia fencibles, Edward Davidson, gent. to be ensign, vice Shaw, promoted in the Glengary fencibles. Canadian fencibles: to be lieutenants, ensign J. F. Gunter, vice Read, promoted; ensigu Benjamin de Lisle, vice Macdonnell, promoted in the Glengary fencibles; ensign Hugh Fitzmaurice, vice M'Millan, appointed to the Glengary fencibles: 1o be ensigns, Narcis Duchesnay, gent. vice Gurter; Edmund W. Antrubus, gent, vice De Lisle; John Carrol Peach, gent. vice Fitznaurice. The King's German legion, 2d regiment of dragoons, lieutenant William Seger to be captain of a troop, vice Usslar, killed in action; troop serjeant-major William Kalckreuth, from the Duke of Brunswick's cavalry, to be cornet, vice Kohlstedt, killed in action. 24 regiment of light dragoons, cornet Charles Wiebold to be lieutenant, vice Gruben, killed in action. 2d battalion of light infantry, ensign G. D. Grame to be lieutenant, vice Fincke, killed in action. 7th battalion of the line, ensign Henry Schaefer, from the de pôt company, to be ensign, vice Corlien, promoted. York liglit infantry volunteers: to be ensigns, without purchase, Phillippo Grassi, gent. Antonio Grassi, gent.

Staff. Lieutenant Jacob Hopper, from the 4th garrison battalion, to be adjutant of a recruiting district, vice Keane, who returns to bis former half-pay.-- Hospital Staff. Deputy inspector of hospitals Gabriel R. Redmond to be inspector of hospitals, vice Baillie, deceased; staff-surgeon William Lidderdale to be deputy inspector of hospitals; eurgeon John Erley, from the 42d foot, to be physician to the forces, vice Snow, deceased: to be snrgeons to the forces, surgeon William Hill, from the 4th foot; surgeon Thomas Donahoe, from the 38th foot; surgeon Charles Boatflower, from the 40th foot; surgeon. Alexander Baxter, from the 48th foot; surgeon John Cole from the 68th foot; surgeon John Maling, from the 52d foot, vice Lidderdale, promoted: to be apothecaries to the forces, acting apothecary Richard Morris; acting apothecary William Price: to be deputy parveyors to the forces, purveyor's clerk F. Bishop; purveyor's clerk T. Smyth.

2d regiment of royal East India volunteers, cnsign William Andrew Hunt to be lieutenant, vice Partridge resigned; William Moberly, gent. to be ensign, vice Hunt.

Memorandum. The resignation of lieutenant Finnan, of the 59th foot, as stated in the Gazette of the 15th ultimo, has not taken place. The appointment of lieutenant Robert Brownrigg, from the Wexford militia, to be ensign in the 29th foot, without purchase, as stated in the Gazette of the 8th instant, has not taken place.- - Erratum in the Gazette of the 15th ultimo, for assistant-surgeon Philip Walter, from the 1st foot, to be surgeon to the forces in Portugal, under the command of lieutenant-general Sie W. C. Beresford only, vice Robertson-read assistant-surgeon Philip Walter, from ditto, to be ditto, vice Thomas.

Commissions in the Bedford militia, signed by the lord lieutenant, Richard Hankin, gent, to be lieutenant, dated June 24, 1812. James Bridge, gent, to be ensign, dated July 18, 1812. Commissions in the 4th, or eastern regiment of Oxfordshire local militia, signed by the lord lieutenant, Henry Dixon, gent. to be lieutenant, dated August 4, 1812; George Rowland, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; James Hitchings, gent. to be ensign, dated August 17, 1812. Commissions in the North Hants regiment of militia, signd by the lord lieutenant of the county of Southampton, Christopher Morris, gent, to be ensign, dated June 21, 1812: William Viney, gent. to be ditlo, dated August 26, 1812.

London Gazette.--Dispatches from Sir Howard Douglas Erratum in a former Gazette, for captain John Gollen, to be major-read captain John Pollen to be major.

Il'hitehall, September 7, 1812.--The Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of bis Majesty, to give and grant unto Horace David Cholwell St. Paul, a lieutenant-colonel in the army, of Ewart-house in the county of Northumberland, and of Willingsworth hall, in the county of Stafford; Henry Hleneage St. Paul, lieutenantcolonel.commandant of the Northumberland regiment of local militia; Charles Maximillian St. Paul, a captain in the 69th regiment; and Anna Maria St. Paul, children of the late Horace St. Paul, of Ewart-house aforesaid, esq. count of the holy Roman em. pire, deceased, his Majesty's royal licence and authority, that they, upon wliom the dignity of count of the holy Roman empire shall have devolved, or shall devolve, in virtue of the limitations in the imperial letters patent, or diploma, granted by Francis the First, Emperor of Germany, and bearing date at Vienna, the 20th day of July 1759, unto the said Horace St. Paul, may avail themselves of the said honour; assume and use the title thereof in this country; and bear the armorial ensigns annexed thereto.-And also to order that this concession, and especial mark of his Majesty's favour, may be registered in his Majesty's college of arms.

Whitehall, September 14, 1812.—His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name, and on the behalf of his Majesty, to give and grant unto Richard William Howard Vyse, of Boughton house, in the parish of Boughton, in the county of Northampton, and Stoke Place, in the parish of Stoke Poges, in the county of Bucks, esquire, representative in parliament for the borough of Beverly, and a captain on the half-pay of his J1 ajesty's 15th regiment, or King's light dragoons, only son and heir apparent of Richard V'yse, esq. a general in the army, colonel of the 3d or Prince of Wales's Tegiment of dragoon guards, and comptroller of the household to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, by Anne his second wife, daughter and heir of Sir George Howard, a field-marshal in the army, and knight of the most honourable military order of the batlı, deceased, by Lucy luis first wife, daughter of Thomas Wentworth, and sister and coheir to William Wentworth, late Earls of Strafford, also deceased, bis Majesty's royal license and authority, that he and his issue may, out of grateful respect and affectionate regard to the memory of his maternal ancestors, and particularly of his said late grandfather Sir George Howard, take the surname of Howard, in addition to, and before his present surname, and bear the arms of Howard, quarterly with the arms of Vyse. And also to order, that the said royal concession and declaration be recorded in his Plajesty's college of arms.

LONDON GAZETTE, September 12, 1812. Downing-street, September 12, 1812.-Letters, of which the following are extracts, hare been received by Earl Bathurst, from Colonel Sir Howard Douglas, dated Castrorontrigo, 92d, and Astorga the 19th August.-WHEN the Earl of Wellington transferred bis head-quarters from Mojados to Cuellar, the Gallician divisions, then occupying La Nara and Pollos, crossed the Douro again, and General Santocildes established his headquarters in Valladolid. On the 7th instant Tordesillas capitulated, and the siege of Toro was undertaken, but with means very insufficient. On the 12th the enemy advanced with about seven thousand infantry and one thousand five hundred cavalry, from Palencia towards Valladolid, which was only occupied by one battalion. General Santocildes retired, taking the road by Torrelobaton towards Villalpando. The enemy now advanced towards Toro; and it was ascertained that their objects were to relieve Toro and Zamora, and then to march to Astorga, to raise the siege, and having withdraws the garrison, to destroy the works.

London Gazette.- Dispatches from Lord Wellington. The Spanish troops were withdrawn from before Toro, which the enemy immediately abandoned;

and General Santocildes having collected all his force at Belver, ou the Rio Seco, commenced his retreat on Benevente, near which place the enemy's cavalry came up with that of the 6th army, (about four hundred), and in the affair which followed we sustained some loss. On the 19th instant Astorga surrendered, when the enemy had already reached La Baneza, from which place they have since retired, on bearing of the loss of that garrison, wbich was of such importance as to lead them into these operations. I have no doubt, from the direction they have taken, that they will now withdraw the garrison of Zamora, and entirely abandon the line of the Douro. Astorga was com. manded by a general of. brigade, was defended by a lieutenant-colonel of engineers, and the garrison was composed of two battalions of the 23d, and one of the 1st infantry of the line-in all, one thousand two hundred effective, at the time of the surrender,

Astorga, August 29, 1812.—THE enemy retired from La Baneza on hearing of the fall of Astorga, and took the direction of Zamora; they evacuated the latter place on the morning of the 27th, retiring by Toro towards Valladolid. The Gallician army has again moved forward, and now occupies cantonments on the Esla, in the towus and vile lages near Villamanan.

Downing-street, Seplember 12, 1812.-Letters, of which the following are extracts, have been received by Earl Bathurst from lieutenant-colonel William Parker Carrol, dated Zornoza, 241h August, and vff Portugalette, 26th August.

Zornoza, August 24, 1812.-I HAVE the honour to acquaint you that, on the 13th in. stant, General Rouget, with a force of nearly three thousand men, advanced from Dų. sango to atlack Bilboa. General Renovales took up a position on the left bank of the river, having his right on the heights of Bolueta and Ollargan, defending the new bridge of Bolueta; his reserve at Castrejana. As soon as the enemy's force was ascertained, General Renovales formed his plan of attack: part of the vanguard and Campillo's regi. ment were to pass the river at Portugalette, and proceed to the heights of Santo Domin. go, to attack the enemy's right at day-break on the 14th, while General Porlier, with the van-guard, attacked the enemy who were in possession of the two bridges in the town, and the troops at the bridge of Bolueta and the heights of Ollargan, were to attack the enemy's left, which was strongly posted on the heights of Begona and El Morro.At three o'clock on the morning of the 14th, the attack commenced with great vigour, and after a heavy fire of four hours, the enemy was driven from the bridges of the town, and from the heights of Begona and Morro; and at nine o'clock, they commenced a precipitate retreat towards Zornoza, pursued by General Renovales's division, and the van guard, headed by Porlier: had the troops which were to have attacked the ene. my's right, arrived at the appointed time, the victory would háve been most complete, and probably General Rouget, with the greater part of his troops, would have been cut off from Durango. Their loss on this occasion far exceeded ours, which was twenty killed, and fifty wounded. It was highly gratifying to see the steadiness of the newlyraised troops of General Renovales's division. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on their chief, in whom they place the greatest confidence, and who is indefatigable in his exertions to complete and organize bis division. Since the 15th, we occupied Gal. dacano and Zornoza, our advance close to Durango, which point the enemy have strengthened, having two guns ou the bridge of Yurreta, and occupying several houses in the town; they have also an encampment on the left of the town, on the heights of Sauta Lucia and Betuno. On the night of the 20th, we received intelligence that the VOL. IV. No. 24.

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London Gazette.- Dispatches from Lord Wellington. enemy were moving to attack us, and that a column had marched to Orduna, the high road from which to Bilbua joins the road from Zornoza to Bilboa, about a mile from the latter town. General Mendizabal determined to full back and wait for the enemy on the left bank of the river, in nearly the same position as that occupied by General Renovales on the 14th instant. On the night of the 21st, the enemy advanced from Durango in three columns, two by Zornoza, the other by Villaro, with a view of possessing themselves of the heighits that led from Arrigorriaga, and Aanked those of Bolaeta, which was the right and the key of our position. Renovales's division occupied from the heights of Bolueta to those of Olaviaga, which supported our left, covering the bridges of St. Anton, the wooden bridge, and the bridge of boats. At day-break on the morning of the 22d, General Mendizabal, with part of the van-guard, proceeded to attack this columu, directing that the division of Iberia should meet us at Arrigorriaga. Dispositions were made, which seemed to ensure the destruction of this column. The enemy, on finding that we were in possession of the bridge of Arrigorriaga and roads leading to Bilboa, changed their direction, and by a most rapid march, favoured by the thickness of the woods, effected their junction with the second column, which was destined to make a simultaneous attack upon the bridge of Bolueta. General Mendizabal, with the van guard, and Longa's division, arrived in time to resist the enemy's attack; their prin. cipal efforts were to force the bridge of Bolueta, which was defended in the most gallant manner; the enemy suffering considerable loss, without being able to gain a foot of ground; their efforts on the left of our line proved equally unsuccessful. General Renovales, at the head of his brave peasant soldiers, met the attack at every point: the enemy at. tempted in vain to force the two bridges of the town, and that of boats; night coming on, The enemy retired to his position on the heights of St. Domingo el Morro, and Begona. • Arrangements were made for a combined attack upon the enemy's position; but finding that he had, upon being attacked by Renovales, who crossed the river in front of the heights of Banderas, early in the night commenced bis retreat: no time was lost in pursaing him, and notwithstanding the great advantage he had in point of time, from the rapidity with which the division of Iberia marched, we came up with him near the town of Zornoza, and attacked his rear with such vigour, that his retreat became a confused and disorderly flight; insomuch that they did not avail themselves, as they might have done, of several strong positions which the road from Zornoza to Durango presents. At one of the strongest of these positions they made an effort to stand, but the gallantry of the commandant general Longa, who at the head of his troops led the attack, animating them by his example, who charged the enemy with a few cavalry and a small body of infantry, obliged him to abandon this position, and fly for safety to the town of Durango. The enemy's loss has been very considerable; we have taken some horses and prisoners. As yet I am unable to give you a detail of this victory, as my attention was occupied on our right, and in the pursuit of the enemy with the division of Iberia. The general-inchief has not as yet received the details from the commanders of divisions. This victory has been highly creditable to the Spanish army. The advantages which will result, and the confidence it inspires in this newly-raised army, will, I have no doubt, produce the very best effects. The' enemy's force appears to have been from five to six thousand. We understand, from prisoners and deserters, that Rouget, Duvernette, and another general, lately from France, commanded in this action.

On board his Majesty's ship Venerable, off Portugalette, August 26, 1819.-I HAVE the honour to acqnaint your lordship, that we have just received information that Caffarelli, who is much exasperated at the failure and defeat of Rouget, has rparched a force

London Gazette.- Various Dispatches. of from two thousand five hundred, to three thousand men to Durango, to reinforce Rouget, and that they purpose making another attack upon Bilboa. I am returning to join General Mendizabal. The troups are in the highest spirits.

Admiralty-office, Sept. 12, 1812.—Extracts of letters from the captains of his Majesty's ships Acasta, Colibri, and Emulous, addressed to vice-adm. Sawyer, commander-in-chief of his Majesty's ships and vessels at Halifax, and transmitted to John Wilson Croker, esq.

His Majesty's ship Acasta, at sea, July 24, 1812.-I BEG to acquaint you, that bis Majesty's ship Acasta, under my command, fell in with, and captured this day, in latitude 44, 15, N. and longitude 62, 30, W. after a short chase, the American privateer brig Curlew, pierced for twenty guns, but having only sixteen on board, with a complement of one hundred and seventy-two men.

His Majesty's sloop Colibri, Cape Sable bearing west 12 leugues, July 26, 1812.-I BEG leave to acquaint you, that on Sunday at eight A.M. we descried ?wo ships to the northward, and a schooner to the S.E. the former apparently steering a course for Halifax; hauled up in chace of the schooner; at noon exchanged numbers with his Majesty's schooner Bream; wore in chace of the ships to the northward, which we found bad hauled up for us, the headmost evidently a man of war, with an American ensign and pendant flying; she soun tacked and made sail from us, with a bark, her prize; we continued closing with her, and at a quarter before three o'clock we came alongside, when the action became general, and at three they called out for quarter; brought too, and took possession of the American ship privateer Catherine, from Boston, out eight days, .and had taken nothing but the said bark: she is a beautiful and well-equipped ship, pierced for sixteen guns, moonting fourteen long six-pounders, and a complement of eighty.eight men, commanded by Francis A. Burnham; she had one man killed, and one wounded; her men ran below, wbich accounts for their suffering so small a loss.

His Majesty's sloop Emulous, at sea, July 31, 1812.-HIS Majesty's sloop under my command, fell in with, yesterday evening, the American privateer brig Gossamer, of fourteen carriage guns, with one hundred men, and after a short chace came up with, and captured her. She lett Boston on the 24th instant, had made one capture, the ship Mary-Anne, of Greenock, from Jamaica, bound to Quebec.

Military Promotions.-Commissions signed by the lord-lieut. of the North Riding of Yorkshire, Sir Bellingham R.Graham, hart. to be deputy lieutenant, dated July 25, 1812. 3d reginsent of North York local militia, Thomas Barker, esq. to be captain, vice Pitt, résigned, dated August 14, 1812. Commissions signed by the lord lieutenant of the county of Dorset: Western battalion of Dorsetshire local militia, lieutenant George Frampton to be quarter-master, vice Wright, resigned, dated August 31, 1812. Dorsetshire yeo. manry cavalry, cornet George Morant to be lieutenant, vice Pitfield, resigned, dated August 27, 1812.

LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, September 10, 1812. Downing-street, September 10, 1812.- Major D'Oyly, aid-de-camp to Major-general Cooke, has this morning arrived with dispatches, addressed to Earl Bathurst by Major. general Cooke, dated Cadiz, 26th August, of which the following are a copy and an extract.MY LORD-I BEG' leave to refer your lordship to the enclosed copy of a letter to General the Earl of Wellington, reporting that the enemy abandoned his position

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