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London Gazette.-Dispatches from Marquis Wellington. in the attack of the works of the Retiro. This dispatch will be delivered by my aidde-camp major Burgh, who will be able to explain any further circumstances relating to our situation; and I beg leave to recommend him to your lordship’s protection,
P.S. Since writing this dispatch, I have received a letter of the 18th instant, from general Maitland, from Alicant, in which that officer informs me that he had on that day landed at that place.
Translation.-Capitulation proposed by General the Earl of Wellington, commanderin-chief of the allied army, and accepted by colonel La Fond, commandant of the fort. of La China, 14th August 1812. Article 1. The garrison shall march out of the fort. with the bonuurs of war, and shall lay down their arms on the Glacis.- Article II. The garrison, and persons of every description in the fort, shall be prisoners of war.–Article III. The officers shall be allowed to retain their swords, their baggage, and their horses, according to the number allowed them by the regulations of the French army; and the soldiers shall keep their knapsacks. Article IV. The magazines of the fort of every description shall be delivered to the officers of the respective departments, and the French commandants of artillery and of engineers, shall furnish lists of the contents of each depôt. The plans of the fort shall also be delivered to the commanding officer of the British engineers.—Article V. This capitulation shall take place at four o'clock in the afternoon, and the gates of the fort shall be occupied by the troops of the allied army as soon as this capitulation is ratified.—Signed on the part of General the Earl of Wellington, F. SOMERSET, Lt-col, and Mil. Sec. Ratified, WELLINGTON. Signed on the part of colonel La Fond,
R. DE LA BRUNE. This capitulation is ratified by the colonel commanding La China. La Fond.
Return of prisoners of war taken at the Fort de la China, in the Retiro, and in the general hospital la Atocha, on the 14th August 1812. Staff, 1 colonel, 2 captains, 2 subalterns, 7 staff, 3 civil officers, 16 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file. Artillery, 1 lieutenant-colonel, 8 captains, 10 subalterns, 355 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file, 46 horses and mules. Engineers, 1 lieutenant-colonel, 2 captains, 1 subaltern, 70 serjeants, druinmers, and rank and file. Detachments of several regiments of infantry forming the garrison, 1 colonel, 2 lieutenant-colonels, 9 captains, 19 subalterns, 1450 serjeants, drunmers, and rank and file. Independent garrison company, 1 captain, 3 subalterns, 91 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file. Total taken at the fort, 2 colonels, 4 lieutenant-colonels, 22 captains, 35 subalterns, 7 staff, 3 civil officers, 1982 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file, 46 horses and mules. Staff, 12 civil officers, 1 rank and file. Sick and convalescents, 1 captain, 5 subalterns, 4 civil officers, 428 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file. Total taken at the general hospital, 1 captain, 5 subalterns, 16 civil officers, 429 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file. General total taken, 2506.-Besides the above, 6 rank and file British; 6 officers, and 144 rank and file; Spaniards, were re-taken in tort La China.
J.WATERS, Lt-col. & A.A.G.
Return of killed, wounded, and missing of the army under the command of his excellency General tbe Earl of Wellington, K.B. in an affair with the enemy's cavalry, in front of the village of Majaloanda, the 11th of August 1812. Royal horse artillery, 6 rank and file, 2 horses, killed; 5 rank and file wounded; 1 captain, 12 rank and file, 33 horses, missing. Royal foot artillery, 1 rank and file wounded; 2 rank and file missing. 1st dragoons, King's German legion, 5 rank and file, 3 horses, killed; 2 captains, 1 lieutenant, 4 serjeants, 15 rank and file, 6 horses, wounded; 3 rank and file, 1 horse, missing. 3d ditto, ditto, 1 cornet, 1 serjeant, 7 rank and file, 7 borses, killed; 2 lieutenants, 1 serjeant, 15 rank and file, 6 horses, wounded; 1 liệatenant-colonel, 3 rank and file, 10 VOL. IY. NO. 24.
London Gazette.-Dispatches from Marquis Wellington.
horses, missing. Total British loss, 1 cornet, 1 serjeant, 18 rank and file, 12 horses, killed; 2 captains, 3 lieutenants, 5 serjeants, 36 rank and file, 12 horses, wounded; 1 lieutenant-colonel, 1 captain, 20 rank and file, 44 horses, missing. Total Portoguese loss, 1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 30 rank and file, 11 horses, killed; 2 lieutenant-colonels, 1 captain, 49 rank and file, 5 horses, wounded; 1 lieutenant-colonel, 1 quarter-master of cavalry, 21 rank and file, 37 korses, missing. General total, 1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 cornet, 1 serjeant, 48 rank and file, 23 horses, killed; 2 lieut-cols. 3 captains, 3 lieute. dants, 5 serjeants, 85 rank and file, 17 horses, wounded; 2 lieut.cols. 1 captain, 1 quarter master of cavalry, 41 rank and file, 81 horses, missing. J.Waters, Lt.col. & A A.G.
Names of officers killed, wounded, and missing in an affair with the enemy's cavalry, in front of the village of Majalaonda, the 11th August 1812. British killed, 2d dragoons, King's German legion, cornet Kohlstedt. Portuguese killed, 12th dragoons, captain Antonio de Souza; lieutenants Joaquim Perreira, Alvara de Moracs. British wounded, 1st dragoons, King's German legion, captain Uslar, slightly; captain Hattorf, lieutenant Witzendorf, severely. -2d ditto, lieutenant Poten, slightly; lieutenant Kuhls, severely. Portuguese wounded, 11th dragoons, lieutenant-colonel Domingo Bernardins; captain Ignatio Xavier. 12tb dragoons, lieutenant-colonel Viscount Barbacena, severely, and taken prisoner, bat has since joined the regiment. British missing, royal horse artillery, captain Dynely. 2d dragoons, King's German legion, lieutenant-colonel de Jonquier. Portuguese, 12th dragoons, lieutenant-colonel Francisco Tuxeira Lobo,wounded severely, and taken prisoner.
Return of killed and wounded of the army under the command of bis excellency General the Earl of Wellington, K.B. in the attack on the Retiro, on the evening of the 13th of August 1812. 51st foot, 1 rank and file wounded. 68th foot, 1 rank and file, wounded. Chasseurs Britanniques, 3 rank and file wounded. Brunswick corps, 1 rank and file killed; 4 rank and file wounded. Total British loss, 1 rank and file killed; 9 rank and file, wounded. Total Portuguese loss, 7 rank and file, wounded. Grand total, 1 rank and file killed; 16 rank and file wounded. J.WATERS, Lt-col. & A.A.G.
Madrid, August 14, 1812.-Return of ordnance, ammunition, and stores, found in the redoubt of La China, on the capitulation on the 14th instant. Army of the centreBrass guns, battering, 8 twenty-four-pounders, 2 twelve.pounders, 3 eight-pounders, 5 six-pounders, 6 four-pounders, 26 twelve-pounders. Brass guns, field, 29 eight-pounders, 3 six-pounders, 35 four-pounders, 1 three-pounder, 4 two-pounders. Brass guns, field mountain, 5 four-pounders, 1 three-pounder. Brass guns, marine, 7 two-pounders. Iron guns, bartering, 1 long eight-pounder, 2 four-pounders. Iron guns, marine, 1 fourpounder, 2 one-pounders, one and three-cighth inch diameter. Brass howitzers, battering, 2 eight-inch, 1 scven-inch. Brass howitzers, field, 20 six-inch, 10 five-and-half-inch. Brass mortars, ordinary, 3 twelve-inch, 2 eight-inch, 1 six-inch. Brass murtar, 1 chama bered conical. Total pieces of ordnance 181.--21,652 round shot of sorts. 1148 shells, empty, of sorts. 4703 case shot of sorts. 1804 shells for howitzers, of sorts. 165 empty grenades, 26,438 balls, cast-iron sorts, 149 gun and bowitzer carriages, ditto, 6 beds for mortars ditto, 22,677 musquets of several kinds serviceable and repairable, 1 carbine, 123 musquetoons, 453 pistols. Total small arms, 23,254.-6,736 bayonets of sorts, 1430 swords of ditio, 29 spontoons, 270 powder barrels, 5191 cartridges of sorts, billed for guns. 2,653,299 ball cartridges, 6000 blank ditto for exercise, 294,974 flints, 209,160 lbs. lead of sorts, 6 pontoons of wood, with carriages and apparatus, 76 casoods of different descriptions, 83 waggons, carts, forges, and other carriages. Army of PorLondon Gazette.-Various Dispatches.
tugal-Brass guns, battering—2 twelve-pounders, S eight-pounders, 1 four-pounder. · Brass howitzers, field, 2 six-inch. Total pieces of ordnance, 8. 1089 round shot of
254 case shot of sorts, 233 grape shot of sorts. 14 gun and howitzer carriages, cast iron sorts. 240 powder barrels, 2614 cartridges of sorts, filled for guns. Total average of powder, near 700 barrels. 761,520 ball cartridges, 40,060 Aints, 336 lbs. lead of sorts.
WILLIAM Robe, Lieut-col. commanding Royal Artillery.
Return of French engineer stores, taken in the works of the Retiro, Madrid, 14th of August 1812. 1922 spades and shovels, 170 pick-axes, 998 bill hooks, 400 lioes, 313 telling axes, 189 hand hatchets, 80 saws, 40 planes, 30 augers, 50 chissels, 70 baskets, 30 wheel-barrows, 1 fire engine, 30 band-barrows, 12 tackles, 5 forges complete, 8000 sand bags. A quantity of iron, steel, lead, timber, coal, and all smaller articles necessary for the construction of works.
J. F. BURGOYNE, Capt. R. E. and Lt-col.
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LONDON GAZETTE, September 1. Admiralty-office, September 1, 1812.–Vice-admiral Sir James Saumarez, bart. K.B. hath transmitted to John Wilson Croker, esq. a letter from rear-admiral Martin, dated Riga, August 10, 1812, of wbich the following is an extract.-IN my letter to you of the 5th instant, I mentioned that the division of gun-boats under Captain Stuart, associated with another division onder a Russian captain, had proceeded up the Boldero river, to co-operate with a body of troops from this place and the garrison of Dunamunde; the object of the expedition being, in the first place, to take the enemy by surprise, and, failing in that, to force them back from Sehlock, and if possible to penetrate to Mittau. The service chiefly assigned to the British was, to keep in advance, and if practicable, to destroy the bridges wbich were convenient for the retreat of the enemy; and the only bridge (that of Kaluazeen) was speedily and effectually rendered unserviceable. General Louis, who commanded the troops, gives the highest praise to Captain Stuart, and the British boats employed upon that service.
Admiralty-office, September 1, 1812.-Copy of a letter from Vice-admiral Sir James Saumarez, Bart. K.B. to John Wilson Cruker, esq. dated on board the Victory, in Hawke Road, August 20, 1812.-SIR-I ENCLOSE, for the information of the lords commise sioners of the Admiralty, the copy of a letter I have this morning received from rear. admiral Martin, dated the 11tl instant, enclosing one (a copy of which is also transmitted herewith) from General Essen, governor of Riga, comnunicating intelligence of the continued success of the Russian arms, and the junction of Prince Bagration with the main army at Smolensko, which you will lay before their lordships, J. SAUXÀREZ.
Riga, July 30, 1812.—SIR-I LOSE not a moment in communicating to your excel. iency a most agreeable piece of intelligence, which I have just received. The com. mander-in-chief of the third army, (Genera! Tormassoft) has obtained a victory over the enemy near Cobrin. Four stand of colours, eight pieces of artillery, with one ge. neral, in the service of Saxony, seventy officers, and three thousand troops, have fallen into the hands of the conquerors. I have the honour, &c. Essen, Gov, of Riga.
P.S. In addition to the foregoing intelligence, I have to acquaint your excellency, that the united forces of General Barclay and Prince Bagration are in the neighbourboud of Smolenskn. General Platoff commands the combined advanced guard.
London Gazette.-Various Dispatches, &c.
Riga, August 11, 1812.—I HAVE the lionour to enclose, for your information, a letter which I have this instant received from General Essen, communicating the agreeablo intelligence of the continued success of the Russian arms, and the junction of Prince Bagration's corps, with the main army at Smolensko. This information is from the commander-in-chief, General Barclay de Tolli, who dates his letter the 4th instant, at Smolensko. In addition to what is mentioned in the general's letter, I learn that General Tormassoff suddenly left the position which he had occupied for some time at Gitomirz or Zitomirz, in order to attack a corps of Saxons, stationed near Kubryn, twenty-four miles from Bryex Litowski, and about one hundred and thirty miles east of Warsaw, where he defeated the enemy, who retired towards Minsk.
Admiralty-office, September 1, 1812.-Vice-admiral Sir James Saumarez, bart. K.B. has transmitted to John Wilson Croker, esq. a letter from lieutenant J. C. Crawford, commanding bis Majesty's gun-brig Wrangler, off Seyer Island, August 1812, of which the enclosed is a copy.--Sır-IN pursuance of your orders of the 14th instant, I proceeded off Ranilers with your boats, and the cutter of the Locust, but not finding the French lugger there, I proceeded farther to the westward, off Mariager Fiord, to reconnoitre that port; a small Danish cruizer was perceived coming out, gave chase to her, when she bore up, and ran into Alborg: at night lieutenant Pelley, myself, and Mr. Curtis, (second master of the Locust) thought that she might be carried by the boats, which was agreed upon. Lieutenant Peiley then proceeded in shore, with the barge and cutter, in company with the Locust's boats, under charge of Mr. Curtis, her second master. About two o'clock in the morning they got alongside of her, and carried her from under a very heavy fire from the battery and musquetry from Halle's Fort, in the entrance of that river, without the loss of a single man. She is one of those cruisers that have been of great annoyance to our convoys off the Scaw; she mounts two brass six-pounders, one long two-pounder, and small arms, and commanded by lieutenant Tetens of the Danish navy, and commodore of a division of gun-boats off Flanstrand, with a complement of twenty-two men, who made their escape into the battery of Halle. They found her moored close under the muzzle of the guns of the battery, and could not prevent the lieutenant and men from making their escape, except one man, whom we have a prisoner. I stood in shore, as far as I could with safely, to cover the boats.
I have the honour to be, &c. J. C. CRAWFORD, Lieut-com.
War-office, September 1, 1812. Fourth regiment of dragoon guards, lieutenant John King to be captain of a troop, by purchase, vice Lally, who retires, 5th ditto, lieutenant John Brunskill to be captain of a troop, vice Osborne, killed in action; cornet John Clarke to be lieutenant, vice Brunskill; John Watson, gent. to be cornet, vice Clarke.
3d regiment of foot, William M. Minn, gent to be ensign, without purchase. 7th ditto, lieutenant Thomas Moses to be captain of a company, vice Prescott, killed in action. 10th ditto, brevet major John Carr, from the 5th garrison battalion, to be cap. tain of a company, vice Calthrop, who exchanges; ensign George Birch to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Hicks, promoted. 12th ditto, John Grover, gent, to be ensign, by purchase, vice Ellis, who retires. 29th ditto: tu be ensigns, without purchase, ensiga William Johnson, from the South Mayo militia; Dixon, gent. H4th dittu, lieute. nant John Ponsonby to be captain of a company, vice Berwick, killed in action; ensign John James Fenton to be lieutenant, vice Ponsonby; serjeant-major James Smith to be ensign, vice Standley, killed in action. 45th ditto, ensign T. Drew to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Reynett, promoted. 48th ditto, serjeant- Harford, from the 3d regiment of foot guards, to be ensign, without purchase, vice Warton, who resigns.
50th ditto, captain Sir Einanuel Felix Agar, from the half-pay of the 100th foot, to be captain of a company, vice Lord Alvanley, who exchanges. 54th ditto: to be lieutenants, without purchase, ensign Bartholomew Donellan, vice Barbauld, promoted in the 5th West India regiment; ensign Robert Leacroft, vice Miles, superseded. 56th diuo, lieutenant George Sparks, from the 1st Surry militia, to be ensign, without purchase. 58th ditto, lieutenant Samuel M, Hobson to be adjutant, vice Shea, who resigns the adjutantcy only. , 67th ditto, lieutenant David Duff, from the Arinagh militia, to be ensign, without purchase. 720 ditto, lieutenant Whitford Bell to be captain of a company. vice Chisholm, deceased; ensign and adjutant Coventry to have the rank of lieutenant. 97th ditto, Robert Christie, gent. to be ensign, by purchase, vice Leslie, promoted. 89th ditto, lieutenant William Leader, from the Antrim militia, to be ensign, without purchase. 102d ditto, Jobn Williams, gent, to be ensign, by purchase, vice W. Lyster, promoted. 5th garrison battalion, captain Henry Calthrop, from the 10th foot, to be captain of a company, vice Carr, who exchanges. 10th royal veteran bat. talion, lieutenant John Everett, from the 2d veteran battalion, to be lieutenant. Nova Scotia fencibles, brevet lieutenant-colonel William Haly to be major, without purchase, vice Thesiger, appointed deputy barrack-master-general in Canada. Glengarry light infantry fencibles, colonel Edward Baynes, from the Nova Scotia fencibles, to be colond, major Francis Battersby, from the 8th foot, to be lieutenant-colonel; captain George Macdonnell, from the 8th foot, to be major: to be captains of companies, lieutenant Andrew Liddell, from the 8th foot; lieutenant Ronald Macdonnell, from the Canadian fencibles; lieutenant John Jenkins, from the 104th foot; lieutenant John Shaw, from the 49th foot; lieutenant Thomas Fitz Gerald, from the 41st foot; lieutenant R. M. Cochrane, from the Canadian sencibles: to be lieutenants, lieutenant Alexander M.Millan, from the Canadian fencibles; ensign James Stewart, from the 1001h foot; ensign Anthony Leslie from the 8th foot; ensign Henry F. Hughes, from the 35th foot; ensign Walter Ker, from the 41st foot; ensigo Æneas Shaw, from the Nova Scotia fencibles; ensign William Kemble, from the Newfoundland fencibles; Byland Smith, gent. with temporary rank: to be ensigns, Roderick Matheson, gent. Angus Macdonnell, gent. James Robins, gent. William Maclean, gent. to be adjutant, with the rank of ensign, serjeant major John Mackay, from the royal regiment of artillery: to be quarter-master, serjeant John Watson, from the royal regiment of artillery. The King's German legion, Ist dragoons, cadet-serjeant Struensee, from the Duke o Brunswick Oels' cavalry, to be cornet, vice Münchhausen, who resigns. 2d battalion of light infantry: to be lieutenants, ensign Peter Richard Andrew van Dyck, vice Schaumanı, promoted; ensign Jobn F. de Meuron, vice Egmont, who resigns. 5th battalion of the line, paymaster-serjeant L. Taenicke, from the Duke of Brunswick Oels' cavalry, to be ensign, vice Witte, promoted. De Roll's regiment, ensign Charles F. Graumann to be lieutenant, vice Hundheim, deceased; Jolin Baptiste Philip Stutzer, gent, to be ensign, vice Graumann,
Staff.- Francis Seymour Larpent, esq. to be deputy judge advocate of his Majesty's forces serving in Spain and Portugal.-Memorandum. Cornet R. M. Gibbons, of the 7th. light dragoons, is superseded, being absent without leave.
Commissions in the 4th, or eastern regiment of Oxfordshire local militia, signed by the lord licutenant:-1812-lieutenant Daniel Taunton to be captain, dated July 9; lieutenant Edward Lock, jun. to be ditto, dated July 10; Sir Paul Baghott, knt to be dicto, dated as above. Commissions in the South Hants regiment of yeomanry cavalry, signed by the lord lieutenant: cornet William Dale Budden to be lieutenant, dated August 24, 1812; William Jackson, gent, to be cornet, dated as above,