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I have related the events, I had every rea- by two companies of the Fasileers, under son to be satisfied with the conduct of the the command of Captain Crowder, maingeneral officers and troops. The relation tained the village of Arapiles against all the which I have written of its events will give efforts of the enemy, previous to the attack a general idea of the share which each indi- upon their position by our troops. In a vidual had in them; and I cannot say too case in which the conduct of all bas been much in praise of the conduct of every in- conspicuously good, I regret that the nedividual in his station. I am much in cessary limits of a dispatch prevents me debted to Marshal Sir William Beresford from drawing your Lordship's notice to the for his friendly counsel and assistance, both conduct of a larger number of individuals ; previous to, and during the action; to but I can assure your Lordship, that there Lieuferiant-Generals Sir Stapleton Cotton, was no Officer of Corps engaged in this Leith, and Cole, and Major-Generals Clin action, who did not perform his duty by his ton, and the Honourable Edward Paken- Sovereign and his Country --The royal ham, for the manner in which they led the and German artillery, under Lieutenantdivisions of cavalry and infantry under their Colonel Framingham, distinguished themcommand respectively; to Major-General selves by the accuracy of their fire, wherHulse, commanding a brigade in the 6th ever it was possible to use them; and they division; Major-General G. Anson, com- advanced to the attack of the enemy's posinanding a brigade of cavalry; Colonel tion with the same gallantry as the other Hinde, Colonel the Honourable William troops. I am particularly indebted to Ponsonby, commanding Major General Le Lieutenant-Colonel De Lancy, the Deputy Afarchant's brigade, after the fall of that Quarter-Master-General, the head of the officer ; to Major-General William Anson, department present in the absence of the commanding a brigade in the 4th division; Quarter-Master-General, and to the officers Major-General Pringle, commanding a bri- of that department, and of the staff corps, gade in the 5th division, and the division for the assistance I received from them, after Lieutenant-General Leith was wound- particularly the Honourable Lientenant-Coed; Brigadier-General Bradford; Briga- lonel Dundas, and Lieutenant-Colonel Sturdier-General Spry, Colonel Stubbs, and geon of the latter, and Major Scovell of the Brigadier-General Power, of the Portuguese former; and to Lieutenant-Colonel Waters, sei vice; likewise to Lieutenant-Colonel at present at the head of the Adjutant GeCampbell, of the 94th, commanding a bri- neral's department at head-quarters, and to gade in the 3d division; Lieutenant-Colo- the officers of that department, as well at nel Williams, of the 60th foot ; Lieutenant-head-quarters as with the several divisions Colonel Wallace, of the 88th, commanding of the army; and Lieutenant-Colonel Lord a brigade in the 3d division ; Lieutenant Fitzroy Somerset, and the officers of my Colonel Ellis, of the 23d, commanding Ge- personal staff. Among the latter I partineral the Hon. Edward Pakenham's brigade cularly request your Lordship to draw the in the 4th division, during his absence in attention of His Royal Highness the Prince the command of the 3d division; the Hon. Regent to His Serene Highuess the HereLieutenant-Colonel Greville, of the 38th re- ditary Prince of Orange, whose conduct in giment, commanding Major-General Hay's the field, as well as upon every other occabrigade in the 5th division, during his ab- sion, entitles him to my highest commendasence on leave ; Brigadier-General Pack; tion, and has acquired for him the respect Brigadier-General the Conde de Rezendi, and regard of the whole army: I have of the Portuguese service ; Colonel Doug- had every reason to be satisfied with the las, of the 8th Portuguese regiment ; Lieu- conduct of the Mariscal del Campo Don tenant-Colonel the Conde de Ficalho, of the Carlos d'Espagna, and of Brigadier Don sanje regiment; and Lieutenant-Colonel Julion Sauchez, and with that of the troops Bingham, of the 53d regiment; likewise to under their command respectively; and Brigadier General d'Urban, and Lieutenant- with that of the Mariscal del Campo Don Colonel Hervey, of the 14th Light Dra. Miguel Alava, and of Brigadier Don Joseph goons; Colonel Lord Edward Somerset, O'Lawlor, employed with this army by the commanding the 4th Dragoons; and Lieut.- Spanish government, from whom, and from Colonel the Honourable Frederick Ponson- the Spanish authorities, and people in geneby, commanding the 12th Light Dragoons. ral, i received every assistance I could ex
I must also mention Lieutenant-Col. pect.- -It is but justice likewise to draw Woodford, commanding the light battalion your Lordship's attention, upon this occaof the brigade of Guards, who, supported sion, to the merits of the officers of be civil departments of the army. Notwith was directing his march upon Segovia. I standing the increased distance of our ope- have not yet heard how far he had advancrations from our magazines, and that the ed. All accounts concur with regard to country is completely exhausted, we have the great loss sustained by the army of hitherto wanted nothing, owing to the dili- Portugal.-- - By accounts from Lieutenant. gence and attention of Commissary General General Sir Rowland Hill to the 24th inMr. Bisset, and the officers of the depart- stant, it appears, that the enemy had in ment under his direction. I have like some degree reinforced the troops in Estra, wise to mention, that by the attention and madura. The Lieutenant-General had reability of Doctor Mac Gregor, and of the moved to Zafra. ---It is reported, that officers of the department under his charge, General Ballasteros had marched on another our wounded, as well as those of the enemy expedition towards Malaga, and that he left in our hands, have been well taken was opposed by a division of the Army of care of; and I hope that many of these va- the South, under General Labal.--I have luable men will be saved to the service. not received detailed accounts of Commo
-Captain Lord Clinton will have the dore Sir Home Popham's operations on the honour of laying at the feet of His Royal coast since the capture of Sequeitio, but I Highness the Prince Regent, the eagles and understand that he has taken Castro Ur. colours taken from the enemy in this action. diales.
I enclose à return of the killed and wounded.
Names nf Officers killed and wounded, July 18,
1812. Olmedo, July 28, 1812.
KILLED.—27th Foot, Lieutenant Radcliffe, The army have continued their march in
WOUNDED.-Royal Horse Artillery, Liente. pursuit of the enemy since I addressed you nant Belson, severely.-3d Dragoons, Lieutenant on the 24th inst., and we have continued to Bramfield, slightly.---11th Lighi Dragoons, Lieutake many prisoners. A part of the ene tenant Bontein, slightly; Cornet Williams, semy's army crossed the Douro yesterday trick, severely. -14th Foot, Major Brotherton,
verely.--12th Light Dragoons, Adjutant Getnear Puente de Douro, and the remainder, Lieutenants Gwynne, Fowke, slightly.-16th their left wing, were in march towards the Foot, Lieutenant Baker, slightly. -1st Hussar bridge of Tudela this morning at nine King's German Legion, Barrack-Master Krauo'clock, when I last heard from our advanckenberg, Captain Muller, slightly; Captain Aly,
severely; Lieutenant Wisch, slighùy. - 7th ed posts. The main body of the allied Royal Fusileers, Lieutenant Nantes, slightly.-army is this day on the Adaja and Zapar- 27th Foot, Captain Mair, slightly.--40th Foot, diel rivers in this neighbourhood; the light Lieutenant Kelly, slightly. cavalry being in front, in pursuit of the Names of the Officers killed, wounded, and missing enemy. It appears that Joseph Buona
of the Allied Army, under the Command of His parte left Madrid on the 21st, with the
Eacellency General the Eurl of Wellington, ir army of the centre, supposed to consist of the Battle uear Salamanca, on the 22d July, froin ten to twelve thousand infantry and
1812. from two to three thousand cavalry, and
Head-Quarters, Flores de Arilas, July 25, 1812. he directed his march by the Escoriel, upon goonGnards, Capt.Osborn.-3dDragoons Liente
KILLED.-Major-Gen.LeMarchant-5th DraAlba de Tormes. He arrived at Blasco nant Selby.-12th Light_Dragoons, Captain Sancho, between Avila and Arevalo on the Dickens.--2d or Queen's, Ensign Denwoody.25th, where he heard of the defeat of Mar- 7th Fusileers, Captain Prescott.--11th Foot, 1st shal Marmont, and he retired in the even-jor Offey. -32d Foot, 1st Batt. Lienteuant Sey.
Batt. Ensign Scott.230 Welch Fusileers, Ma. ing, aud between that time and the evening mour, Ensign Newton.--36th Foot, 1st Batt. of the 26th, he marched through Villa Cas- Captains Tullok and Middleton, Lieutenants tin to Espinar. A non-commissioned of. Parker and Barton.—38th Foot, ist Batt. Capficer's patrol of the 14th Light Dragoons 2d Bati. Captain Berwick, Ensign Standley.
tain Taylor, Lieutenant Broomfield.- 44th Foot, and the 1st Hussars, from Arevalo, took 61st Foot, ist Batt. Lieutenant-Colonel Barin Blascio Sancho on the evening of the low, Captains Horton and Stubbs, Lientenants 25th, shortly after Joseph Buonaparte had Chauner and Parker. – 68th Foot, 1st Batt. left the place, two officers and twenty-seven Brevet Major Murphy, Captain Hogan.-94th
Lieutenant Finncane.-88th Foot, 1st Batt. men of his own cavalry, who had been left foot, Lieutenant Inpes.--21 Light Batt. King's there to follow his rear-guard. I have German Legion, Lieutenant Fincke. reason to believe that Joseph Buonaparte WOUNDED.-Lieutenant-General Sir S. Cotton, had no regular account of the action of the severely; Lieutenant-General Leith, severely, 22d, till the passed the Puerte de Guadarra- able G. L. Cole, severely, not dangerously; Ma.
not dangerously; Lieutenant General Honourma yesterday, but he then returned, and jor-Gegeral Victor Alten, severely, not danger
ously.-Royal Horse Guards Blue, Lieutenant shall, severely ; Lieutenant Armstrong, slightly; Colonel Elley, A A. G. slightly.-88th Foot, Lientenant Johnson, severely; Ensigns Thatcher, Captain Tryon, D. A, A. G. sçverely.-1315 Warton, slightly; Ensign Le Mesurier, right Light Dragoons, Captain White, D. A. Š. M. G. arm amputated.--530 Foot, 24 Batt. Lieutenantseverely, since dead.-29th Foot, Lieutenant Colonel Bingham, Brigadier Lieutenant-Colonel Hay, Aid-de-Camp to Lieutenant-General Leith, and Captain Robinson, Captain Fehrsen, seslightly. 6th Dragoons, Captain Dawson), extra verely; Captain Poppleton, slightly ; Captaius A. D. c. to Lieutenant-General Leith, severely. Fernandez, Blackall, M'Dougal, Lieutenants 5th Dragoons, Captain Aiken, severely ; Lieu- Hinter, Nicholson, severely; Ensign Bunworth, tenant Christie, severely.—4th Dragoons, Lieu. Adjutant Carss, slighily.-60th Foot, 5th Batt. tenant Norcliffe, severely.-1st Hussars, King's Lieutenant-Colonel Williams, slightly; Major German Legion, Captains Muller and Decken, Galitfe, Ensign Licke, severely.-ilst Foot, ist slightly; Lieutenant Fueto, severely; Lieute- Batt. Major Downing, Capiains Oke, M-Leod, dant Cordemann, slightly; Cornet Behrends, Green, severely; Captain Faville, severely (since slightly.-Coldstream Guards, 1st Batt. Ensign dead); Lieutenant Falkener, severely; LienteHotham, slightly.-3d Gnards, 1st Batt. Cap- . nant Daniel, slightly; Lieutenant Chapman, setain White, severely.--1st Foot, or Royal Scots, verely; Lientenant Chipchase, slightly; LieuteLieutenant-Colonel Barnes, severely ; Captain nant Furnace, severely; Lieutenant Gloster, Logan, slightly; Lieutenants Kellett, O'Neil,, slightly; Lieutenant Collis, severely; Lieuteand Falk, severely; Lieutenant M'Killigan, nant Wolfe, slightly; Lieutenants Brackenburg, slightly; Lieutenant Clarke, severely; Ensign Royal, Toole, Ensigns Whyte, Beere, Singleton, Stoyte, severely.--21 Fout, or Queen's, Brevet severely.-68th Foot, Captain and Brevet Major Lientenant-Colonel Kingsbury, severely ; Major Millar, severely; Captain North, slightly.-74th Graham, severely; Captain Scott, severely; Foot, Captain and Brevet Major Thompson, Lieutenant Gordon, severely; Lieutenant Wil. Lieutenant Ewing, severely:--831 Foot, 2d Batt. liams, slightly; Lieutenant Hudson, severely – Lieutenant Gascoigne, severely; Lientenant 4th Foot, 1st Batt. Major O'Halloran, slightly. Evans, slightly.--88th Foot, 2d Bitt, Captain -5th Foot, 1st Batt. Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Adair, Lieutenants Nichols, Meade, severely; Bird, slightly ; Captain Simcocks, severely; Lieutenant Kingsmill, slightly. – 941h Foot, Lieutenants Macpherson and Gunn, severely; Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell, Captain Cooke, Ensign Hamilton, slightly ; Ensign Pratt, se- Lieutenant Griffiths, severely.-1st Light Batt. verely.-5th Foot, zd Batt. Lieutenant O'Dell, King's German Legion, Captain Hilseman, severely; Lieutenant Hilliard, slightly. — 7th Lieutenant Hartwig, severely, -21 Light Batt. Royal Fusileers, Captain Hammerton, slightly; Ditto, Captain Haassman, slightly.-2d Line Lieutenants Hutchinson and Hartley, severely; Batt. Ditto, Captain Scharnhorst, Lientenant Lientenants Wallace, Nantes, Johnson, Knowles, Repke, severely:-5th Ditto, Ditto, Captain Henry, and Hannam, slightly; Adjutant Hay, Langresher, severely.-Brunswick Oels, Capseverely.-9th Foot, 1st Batt. Lieutenant Ack- tain Lueder, severely ; Licntenant Griesliam, land, slightly.-11th Foot, 1st Batt. Lieutenant- slightly.-1st Royal Scots, Volunteer M'Alpin, Colonel Cuyler, Major M'Gregor, Captains Por- severely.- 9th Foot, 1st Batt. Volunteer Perry, ter, Hamilton, and Gualy, severely; Lientenant severely.-53d Foot, 2d Batt. Volunteer MorfDonovan, slightly; Lieutenants Rynd, Williams, shell, severely. and Stephens, severely; Lieutenant Daniel, (Signed)
JOHN WATERS, slightly; Lieutenants Walker and Smith, se
Lieut, Col. and A. A. G. verely; Lieutenant Stewart, slightly ; Lieutenants Gethen and Read, severely.--230 Royal Welch Fusileers, Lieutenant-Colonel Ellis, Major Names of the Officers killed and wounded on the Dalmer, Lieutenants Enoch, Fryer, Cloyde,
23d of July, 1812. severely; Lieutenant Macdonald, slightly. KILLED.-1st Dragoons, King's German Le. 27th Foot, 3d Batt. Lieutenant Philip Gordon, gion, Lieutenants Voss and Heagell.—2d ditto, slightly.-30th Foot, 2d Batt. Lieutenant Garvey, ditto, Captain Usslar. slightly.--320 Foot, 1st Batt. Captains Roslew- Wounded.- Royal Artillery, Lieutenant-Coen, Toole, slightly; Lieutenants Greaves, Eason, lonel May, A. A. G. severely:-1st Dragoons, severely; Lieutenant R. Robinson, slightly; King's German Legion, Captain Decken, CorLieutenants Bowes, Butterworth, Ensign New- net 'Tappe, severely.--2d ditto, ditto, Lieuteton (2d) severely; Eusign Blood, slightly. -36th nant Fumeite, slightly. Foot, 1st Batt. Captain Fox, slightly ; Lieutepants Price, Hewart, Ensign Bouchier, severe. Abstract of Killed, Wounded, and Missing of the ly.-38th Foot, 1st Batt. Lieutenant-Colonel Army under the Command of the Earl of WellingMiles, severely; Captains Wilshire, Gallie, ton, near Castrajon, on the 18th July, 1812. slightly; Captain Fullarton, severely í Lieute
Killed. Wounded. Missing. nant Ince, slightly; Lieutenant Peddie, right British
297 27 amputated; Lieutevant Laws, Ensign
Portuguese : 34 96 27 Wheatley, severely; Ensigns Magie, Wilcocks, slightly; Ensign Byam, severely; Ensign Freer,
993 54 slightly.--38th Foot, 2d Batt. Lieut. M'Pherson, Ensign Anderson, severely.—40th Foot, 1st Abstract of Killed, Wounded, and Missing of the Batt. Lieutenants Gray, Hudson, severely ; Allied Army, under the Command of General the Lieutenants Brown, Turton, slightly ; Adjutant Eurl of Wellington, in the Battle fought near Bethel, severely.-430 Foot, isi Batt. Liente.
Salamanca, on the 22d Day of July, 1812. pant Ridout, slightly.-- 451h Foot, 1st Batt.
Wounded. Missing. Major Greenwell, severely; Lieutenant-Colonel
British Forbes, Captain Lightfoot, Lieutenant Coghlan,
Portuguese 304 1552 slightly; Ensign Rey, severely.-48th Foot, 1st
Spanish Bait. Captain Thwaite:, Lieutenant Stroud, slightly ; Lieutenants Leroux, Vincent, Mar
Abstract of Killed, Wounded, and Missing of the or returning with the honest proceeds of
Allied Army, under the Command of Lord Wel them, wrested from their lawful destina-
the organs of public law, but the instru
ments of arbitrary edicts; and their unforReturn of Ordnance, &c. taken at the Castle of tunate crews dispersed and lost, or forced Salamanca, July 22, 1812.
or inveigled in British ports into British 6 French eight-pounders, 1 French four-ponnd. Aeets ; whilst arguments are employed in er, 3 Spanish four-pounders, 1 Freuch six-inch support of these aggressions, which have howitzer.Total 11.
no foundation but in a principle equally 5 tumbrils with ammunition.
The exact quantity of ammunition carried on supporting a claim to regulate our external each tumbril vot yet ascertained.
commerce in all cases whatsoever.
We (Signed) HOYLET FRAMINGHAM. behold, in fine, on the side of Great BriLieut. Col. Royal Artillery. tain, a state of war against the United
States; and on the side of the United
States, a state of peace towards Great BriOFFICIAL PAPERS.
tain.- -Whether the United States shall AMERICAN States.- Message of President continue passive under these progressive
Madison to the Congress, 1st June, 1812, usurpations, and these accumulating wrongs; relative to the dispute with England. or, opposing force to force, in defence of (Continued from page 222.)
their natural rights, shall commit a just
cause into the hands of the Almighty Disterpositions heretofore furnished by the of- poser of events; avoiding all connexions ficers and agents of that Government. which might entangle it in the contests or Such is the spectacle of injuries and indig- views of other powers, and preserving a nities which have been heaped on our coun- constant readiness to concur in an honourtry; and such the crisis which its unex- able re-establishment of peace and friendampled forbearance and conciliatory efforts ship, is a solemn question, which the conhave not been able to avert. It might at stitution wisely confides to the Legislative least have been expected, that an enlight- Department of the Government. In recomened nation, if less urged by moral obliga- mending it to their early deliberations, I tions, or invited by friendly dispositions on am happy in the assurance that the decision the part of the United States, would have will be worthy the enlightened and pafound in its true interests alone a sufficient triotic councils of a virtuous, a free, and a motive to respect their rights and their powerful nation. Having presented this tranquillity on the high seas; that an en- view of the relations of the United States larged policy would have favoured the free with Great Britain, and of the solemn aland general circulation of commerce, in ternative growing out of them, I proceed which the British nation is at all times in- to remark that the communications last terested, and which in times of war is the made to Congress on the subject of our rebest alleviation of its calamities to herself, lations with France will have shown, that as well as the other belligerents; and more since the revocation of her decrees as they especially that the British Cabinet would violated the neutral rights of the United not, for the sake of a precarious and sur- States, her Government has authorized illereptitious intercourse with hostile markets, gal captures by its privateers and public have persevered in a course of measures ships, and that other outrages have been which necessarily put at hazard the inva- practised on our vessels and our citizens. luable market of a great and growing coun- it will have been seen also, that no indemtry, disposed to cultivate the mutual advan- nity had been provided, or satisfactorily tages of an active commerce. Other pledged, for the extensive spoliations comcouncils have prevailed. Our moderation mitted under the violent and retrospective and conciliation have had no other effect order of the French Government against the than to encourage perseverance, and to en- property of our Citizens seized within the large pretensions. We behold our sea- jurisdiction of France.--I abstain at this faring citizens still the daily victims of law-time from recommending to the consideraless violence committed on the great and tion of Congress definitive measures with common highway of nations, even within respect to that nation, in the expectation, sight of the country which owes them pro- that the result of unclosed discussions betection. We behold our vessels, freighted tween our Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris with the products of our soil and industry, and the French Government, will speedily enable Congress to decide with greater ad- minions, together with all persons and efvantage, on the course due to the rights, the fects on board all such ships and vessels; interests, the honour of our country. and that the Commanders of His Majesty's
ships of war and privateers do detain and
bring into port all ships and vessels belongAct of Congress, declaring War against ing to the citizens of the United States of England.
America, or bearing the flag of the said An Act, declaring War belween the United United States, except such as may be fur
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, nished with British licenses, which vessels and the Dependencies 'thereof, and the are allowed to proceed according to the teUnited States of America, and their Ter- nor of the said licenses ; but that the utmost ritories.
care be taken for the preservation of all and
every part of the cargoes on board any of Be it enacted, by the Senate and House the said ships or vessels, so that no damage of Representatives of the United States of or embezzlement whatever be sustained ; America, in Congress assembled, That and the Commanders of His Majesty's ships War be and the same is hereby declared to of war and privateers are hereby instructed exist between the United Kingdom of Great to detain and bring into port every such Britain and Ireland, and the Dependencies ship and vessel accordingly, except such as thereof, and the United States of America, are above excepted: and the Right Hon. and their Territories; and that the Presi- the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's dent of the United States be and he is Treasury, the Lords Commissioners of the hereby authorized to use the whole Land Admiralty, and Lord Warden of the and Naval Forces of the United States to Cinque Ports, are to give the necessary dicarry the same into effect; and to issue to rections herein as to them may respectively private armed vessels of the United States, appertain.
CHETWYND. Commissions or Letters of Marque and General Reprisal, in such form as he shall By the Commissioners for executing the think proper, and under the Seal of the
Office of Lord High Admiral of the United United States, against the vessels, goods,
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and effects of the Government of the said &c. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Subjects thereofos ,
Whereas by an Act, passed in the 43d
year of the reign of His present Majesty, June 18, 1812.-Approved,
for the better protection of the trade of the JAMES MADISON.
United Kingdom during the present hostiliWashington, June 18, 4 o'clock, þ.m. ties with France, a power is vested in us to
grant license to sail without convoy; and Sloppage of American Vessels in England. granted sundry licenses accordingly: and
we have, in pursuance of the said Act, At the Court at Carlton House, the 31st whereas we see fit to revoke certain of these of July, 1812, present his Royal Highness licenses, as hereinafter specified, we do the Prioce Regent in Council: It is this hereby revoke, and declare null and void, day ordered, by his Royal Highness the and of no effect, all licenses granted by us Prince Regent, in the name and on the be- to any ship or vessel to sail without convoy half of his Majesty, and by and with the to any port or place of North America, advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, that Newfoundland, the West Indies, or the no ship or vessel' belonging to any of His Gulph of Mexico, which ship or vessel Majesty's subjects, be permitted to enter shall not have cleared out before this revoand clear out for any of the ports within cation shall be known to the Collector or the territories of the United States of Ame- other officer of the Customs of the port at rica, until further order ; and liis Royal which such ship or vessel shall be. Given Highness is further, pleased, in the name under our hands, and the seal of the office and on the behalf of his Majesty, and by of Admiralty, the 31st of July, 1812. and with the advice aforesaid, to order,
MELVILLE, that a general embargo or stop be made of To all whom it may Wm. Domett, all ships and vessels whatsoever, belonging
Geo.J. HOPE to the citizens of the United States of America, now within, or which shall hereafter By command of their Lordships, come into any of the ports, harbours, or
J. W. Croker. roads, within any part of His Majesty's do.
(To be continued.)