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tures, who have so severely suffered from loaf each. This is liberality and charity that war. Whether the war was, on indeed.-.-But I hear of no onetimz3
. our part just or unjust, wise or foolish, is There used to be meetings for raising not here the question ; the question is money for soes and flannel shirts and trowwhether the poor unfortunate wretches sers and draivers, and all manner of things, who have suffered from it ought to be re
in order to make our alliescomfortable while lieved from this country, and this is a they were fighling against the French. The question, wisich, I think, must be decided very women and children used 10 subin the affirmative, unless, indeed, we could scrihe. But, now, alas! all that the make France aftòrd them relief, which poor Portuguesi: have got, or are likely is not very probable. There can be to get, in the way of voluntary contrino doubt, that, if it had not been for burion, is about 10 lines of doggerel from us, the poor creatures would not have had the pen of poet Fitzgerald ; and, he betheir country ravaged in the manner that ing a pensioner, even that cannot be called they have. To be sure, what we have coluntury. This is a sad falling off to be done, and are doing, is all for their good; sure. Why should not those, who met but, still, they ought to be compensated for the purpose of instigating the war, subfor their losses, because, as to individuals, scribe 20 or 30 thclusand pounds each ? at any rate, there is no satisfactory proof, And those, too, who Addressed the King that they invited us to their country.
upon his resolution to enter into the war. It may be said, that it is better for them to These are the men to indemnify the poor suffer loss of goods and chaiiels and even creatures in Portugal, who, if they had loss of life, than to let the French have the 12 or 18 guineas each 'given them, might government of the coury in their han's; get on again pretty well; but, really, to that, compared to this, hanging or drown- vote the people of Portugal a shilling each ing or shooting would be nothing. This is what I could not have expected. --Let is going a good way: farther than our us hope, however, that we shall see meetlife-and-fortune-men would like to go, Ilings held yet. Those who instigated the believe. But, let it be so, still we went to war, and who, no doubt, saw clearly the Portugal without being actually eno fir by profits of it, will, let us hope, not remain the people at large, and; therefore I am deaf to the tender voice of charity, espe
decidedly for their bing con cusate 1 cially when the goddess speaks through · for their losses and sufferings by us. But, the lips of a Wellesley. But, it is time for
then, I am for the mud pointe by the Lord them to begin to meet; for, the next disMarshall., tam for leaving the honour of patches may tellus, that the Lord Marshall relieving the Portuguese to those who were is again at his o!d work of drawing Massena for the war in Portugal. To them belongs after him ; and it would be very convenithe merit of making and abetur; the war, ent for the Portuguese to hear of our cha. and I would by no means irp.ive thein iritable movements before that takes place. the pleasure of paying the expences of it. -Before I quit ibis subject, I cannot --Not a word, however, do we hear of help remarking how urunimous the HouMEETINGS for this purpose !: Whither ourable House was as to the vote of a nunare fed all the choice spirits of good vid died thousand pounds to the Portuguese. full-blooded Anti-Jacobin times; No Mr. Ponsonby seconded the wation. All meetings at the Mansion House! No was harınony. And, in the oiber House, meetings at Lloyds!! No Turtie Patriòt the harmony was, if possible, still wore meetings; Why, the very Turtle and striking; and Lord Welleslty
, when Turbot and Venison and Wine that were he proposed the measure, talked about that swallowed upon the proclaiming of this distinguished warrior," his brother, in war would have fetched half the money strains that really were quite moving.now granted to the poor, miserable, naked, The daily newspapers have taken their starving and lacerated wretches that it has fill of victory; and, indeed, with some produced. What! A hundred thousand of them the two frequent effects of inordiPound ! Spirit of Voluntary Contributions, nate repletion seem to have followed. whither art thou fled! Art gone amongst The Times, which for some time seems to the worms to seek " the great statesman have been doing penance, in the hope of " now bo more:" What! A hundred working out ils salvation, has, upon this octhousand pounds! Why it is not above a casion, surpassed even the regular traders
: shilling a head for the poor creatures. It is
-It is, to be sure, shameful, to the last not enough to get them one single quartern degree, to hear boastings like those of the
last week. Why, what is it, after all ?
OFFICIAL PAPERS. What have we gained ? Who have we beaten ? What place, or what men, or what
ENGLAND. cannon have we taken? When the French REPORT of the Queen's Council, on the State were following our army, we said, that
of His Majesty's Health.- Queen's Lodge, our General was not running away; but
Windsor, April 6, 1811. that he was drawing the French afier him. Present, the Archbishops of Canterbury Why do we not allow that the same may and York, Earl Winchelsea, Earl of Aylesnow be the case as to the enemy? What ford, Lord Eldon, Lord Ellenborough, Sir a shame! How foolish is this! What W. Grant, (the Duke of Montrose being shall we gain by it in the end? Is it not absent, on account of indisposition.) better to speak modestly and truly of such | We, the Members of the Council, here things ; and, especially until we know the present, appointed to assist Her Majesty result of the war. It is by the result that in the execution of the trust committed the victory is known. Besides, we to her Majesty, by virtue of the Statute always seem to forget the cost of this war. passed in the 51st year of His Majesty's We seem to forget, that the French Gene reign, entitled, “ An Act to provide for ral bas maintained bis army in the coun- the Administration of the Royal Authotry, and that ours has been maintained by rity, and for the care of His Majesty's the draining of England. Only consider Royal Person during the continuance of what shipping we have had attendant upon His Majesty's illness, and for the resumpthis our army, carrying it supplies of all tion of the exercise of the Royal Authority sorts, and having transports constantly at by His Majesty ;" having called before us hand to bring it off, if necessary. We and examined on oath the Physicians and seem to forget this. And, then we other persons attendant on His Majesty, maintain that all the people in Portugal and having ascertained the state of His are enemies of the French. So that they Majesty's health by such other ways and have all sorts of difficulties to encounter. means as appear to us to be necessary for *They are in an enemy's country; they that purpose, do hereby declare the state have no communication with bome; they of His Majesty's health, at the time of have no supplies but what they collect this our meeting, as follows:- That the upon the spot ; no shipping; no external indisposition with which His Majesty was resources; while we have a fleet the sea. afflicted at the time of the passing of the inen of which are half as numerous as said Act does still so far exist, that His their army; and, yet they have been able Majesty is not yet restored to such a state to keep their ground, to lie in front of us, of healib as to be capable of resuming the aye, and to hem us up for six months.-- personal exercise of his Royal Authority. But, after all, what was Massena to do, if --That His Majesty appears to have made we did not go out of our lines? If our ge- material progress towards recovery since neral resolved not to stir out, it was use- the passing of the Act; and that all His less for the French to lie where they were. Majesty's Physicians continue to express The question of victory is to be settled by their expectations of such recovery. the result; and a3 to that no man can yet (Signed) C. Cantuar', J. EBor’, WINCHILknow any thing. If, indeed, Spain and SEA, AYLESFORD, ELDON, ELLENBOROUGH, Portugal shall be finally freed of the W. GRANT. French, completely freed, and made independent, then it may be said, that we have been victorious; but, not 'till then. Anholt.-Letter from J. W. Maurice, come
manding a Detachment of Muries at And, in the mean while, I beseech my
Anholt, to Sir James Suumarez, viving credulous and easily-amused countrymen to remember how many cannon-Sirings
un Account of the Repulse of the Danes and illaminations and what huzzaings,
from that Island.-illurch 27, 18.1. took place for our victories, during the
(Concluded from p. 928.) American War.
I took the field with Major Torrens (who,
though wounded, insisted on accoinpany. WM. COBBETT.
ing me) and Lieutenant and Adjutant
Steele; but a3 our prisoners were so nuState Prison, Newgate, Tuesday
merous, and as we had no place of secuApril 16, 1811.
rity in which to place them, I could only employ on this occasion the brigade of howiizers under Lieutenants R. C. Steele | Master Fischer senior Suballern, Lieuteand Busant, of the Royal Marine Artil-nant and Adjutant Steele, Lieutenants lery, and part of the Light Company com. Stewart, Gray, Ford, Jellico, Atkinson, inanded by Lieutenant Turnbull. When and Curtayne, all merit my warmest acwe arrived at the west end of the island, knowledgments for the assistance they af. we found that the enemy had formed on forded me. Lieutenant Bezant, of the the beach, and were protected by fourteen R. M. Artillery, deserves every commend. gun-boats towed close to the shore. To ation I can give bim for his cool and able attack such a force, with four howitzers judgment in the direction of the guns on and forty men, seemed an useless sacrifice the Massareene battery. Lieutenant Turn. of bravé men's lives: I therefore with the bull, who acted as Captain of the Light advice of Major Torrens balted on the Company, when we pursued the reserve, bills, while I reluctantly saw the reserve manifested such zeal and energy, that I embarked under cover of the gun-boats, have no doubt, had we brought the enemy and the flotilla take a final leave of the again to action, he would have borne a island.--I am happy to say, our loss has very conspicuous part.--- I cannot sufficinot been so considerable as might have ently express my thanks to Captains been expected from so desperate an at- Baker and Stewart of the Tartar and Shel. tack, we baving only iwo killed and thirty drake, for their great exertions to get wounded. The enemy has suffered se- round to the Flotilla ; and had the wind verely; we hare buried between thirty the least favoured them they would have and forty of their dead, and bave receiv- destroyed the whole.--I am happy to add, ed in the hospital tweniy-three of their that the property belonging to the mere wounded, most of them have undergone chants has been fully protected without amputations, three since dead of their meeting with the least loss.-The expedjwounds, besides a great number which tion sailed from the Randers, commanded they carried off the field to their boats. by Major Melsteat (an officer of great disMajor Melsteat, the commandant, fell in tinction), and consisted of the following the field; Captain Borgen, the next in corps_2d Battalion of Jutland Sharp command, wounded in the arm; Captain Shooters, 4th Battalion 2d Regiment of Pruiz, Adjutant General to the Commander Jutland Yagers, Ist Regiment of Jutland of the forces in Jutland, lost both his legs; Infantry, with some others, the names of since dead. The most pleasing part of which cannot be ascertained. I have the my duty is to bear testimony to the zeal, bonour to inclose the article of surrender, energy, and intrepidity of the officers and a return of killed and wounded, and a list men I had the honour to command : to of Danish officers killed and taken. Also particularise would be impossible; the a return of ordnance stores taken.--I have same ardour inspired the whole. To Lieu. the bonour to be, &c.-J. W. MAURICE, tenant Baker, next in command, who will Commandant. have the honour of delivering this dis
Article of Surrender. patch, and will give you every informa. “ The Commanding Officer of the troops iion you may require, I am much indebt of his Danish Majesty occupied in the ated; his merit and zeal as an officer, which tack of Anholt, agrees to surrender priI have some years been acquainted with, soner of war at discretion, with all the and his volunteering with me on this ser troops, to the forces of His Britannic Mavice, claim my warmest esteem. Captain jesty, with the reserve that their personal Torrens, the senior officer of the Royal property shall be retained by them, and Marines, and who acted as Commandant ihat, at the convenience of the Comof the Garrison, bore a conspicuous part mander of the Island of Anholt, a cartel on this day, and although wounded, I did with ynsealed letters shall be sent to not lose his valuable service and able sup- Jutland. Given at Anholt, the 27th of port. The discipline and state of perfec- March, 1811.-BORGEN, Captain and tion to wbich he had brought the battalion Commander in Chief of the Danish troops is highly ereditable to him as an officer. on Anholt. Lieutenant R. C. Steele, senior Officer of Royal Marine Artillery, also claims my DENMARK.-Danish account of the attack warmest acknowledgments for the arrangements he made, which enabled us to
upon Anhoult. -- Copenhagen, March 31,
1811., keep up so heavy and destructive a fire. Captain Steele, Lieutenant and Quarter
It was some time ago determined to make an attack upon the Island of An- ; Lieutenant Holsten on the other, com houll now in possession of the enemy, in menced the attack. The out-works were order to conquer the fort and establish already gained, and the troops were prements there erected. This intention would paring to get over the high walls, when have been put in execution in the fall of cartridge shot poured down on them from Jast year, but as the enemy's ships of war more than forty pieces of canaon. Major kept on their station until the frost and Von Melstedt ended his honourable career ice set in, this place was given up, being at the head of his troops. Captain V. found to be impracticable.-It was in the Ręydz then immediately took the comcommencement of this spring that the mand, and inspired new life into the brave attack was again resolved to be made; troops, who with the greasest steadiness, but the gun boals which were intended to stood the dreadful fire, and in conjunction
be used in the expedition were at that with the valiant Lieutenant Holsten, again ! ' time in winter quarters in the lakes, which renewed the attack. A cannon ball car
were this year for a long time covered ried away both of Captain V. Reydz's with ice; and which prevented the ves legs, and another put an end to the life sels being put into activity before the be- of Lieutenant Holsten, whilst leading his givning of the present month. The order brave seamen on to combat. The men for attack was given, and on the 23rd in- who had still to pass the inner and very stani, the flotilla and transports were as- deep ditch, were obliged to give way for sembled in Gierrila Bay. The island was the cartridge balls, but their retreat was reconnoitred, and it was found that there nevertheless conducted with the utmost was only one schooner lying on the sta- order. An English battery pursued the tion. We knew that the Light-house was fugitives, and the retreat was performed fortified, but no other part of the island. under a continual fire from the enemy. It was in consequence determined, that in the meantime, and very unexpectedly, the troops should be disembarked by a frigate was seen to the northward, which night, and on the morning march against stood round to the east of the island, a the Light-house Fort, and storm it, while brig steered to the west part, a schooner in the mean time the gun-boats were 'to came from the southward. It came to fire upon it from the rear, a formal siege blow hard, and the gun boats could no being found to be impracticable. On the longer keep their station. Endeavours 26th twelve gun-boats and twelve trans- were then made to reimbark as many port vessels sailed from Gierrila Bay, as possible of the troops, and to save baving on board the troops destined for such as had escaped from the enemy. The the expedition. On the 27th, at 4 in the transport vessels had something the apmorning, the troops were disembarked in pearance of gun-boats, and they were the greatest order. The first Lieut. Carl therefore caused to steer towards the TreHolsten, in the naval service, marched im- feord, in order thereby to decoy the fri. mediately with 200 seamen, along the gate to follow them, and thereby save the shore, but unfortunately he was disco- gun-boats, and the troops embarked on vered by a patrole of cavalry. The enemy board of them; but the wind increased, now fled into the fort, and it was not in and the gale became so violent, that the our power to cut him off. The intrepid gun-boats could scarcely be kept afloat. naval Licut. Holsten followed them, and To enter into an engagement with the stormed the fort, but was beaten off. enemy was not to be thought of, and it Major Melstedt then put himself at the would have been a useless loss of time to head of the 650 men under his command, have endeavoured, at this time, to collect and being joined by 150 men under Capt. the boats together. It was therefore deem. V. Reydz, and the seamen under Lieut. ed most expedient to let the flotilla disHolsten, undertook a general storm, but perse itself. Signal was accordingly made were again forced to relire. In the mean. for boats to reach the nearest shore, and while the flotilla were laid round the fort, the flotilla accordingly dispersed itself and commenced a firing on it, whilst the agreeably to orders given. The movetroops were preparing for a fresh attack. ment could not be perceived by the fri. The loss, which bad been sustained by gate, which was lying to the eastward of these warriors only tended to increase the island, on account of the reef which their ardour. Whilst the gun-boats kept run out from it.-Eight of the gun-boats up a brisk fire on the flank of the fort, that were nearest together, made the best Majos Melstedt on the one side, and of their way for Jutland, whilst the other
four, with the utmost bravery, engaged with their dependance upon the assistthe brig and schooner ; they detained the a ance of the country to supply the wants enemy in his progress, and brought hiin of the army, and particularly with the several points out of his course; one of degree to which the French armies dethese boats is safe, the fate of the other pend upon this assistance, must be aware three is still uncertain, possibiy they may of the distress which this system has occabe fallen into the enemy's hands. Als sioned to the enemy; and the official and though that this espedition has been un private letters which have been interceptsuccessful, yet the enemy will certainly ed, are filled with complaints of its efnot have to boast of having obtained an fects; which have been repeated in the easy victory ; eren during the retreat, the official papers published in the Moniteur schooner sustained so unuch damage, that at Paris.-It happened, unfortunately, that she was obliged to put in under the island, the Indian-corn harvest, which is the prin. and to seek to obtain assistance. Besides cipal support of the inhabitants of a large the three commanders, several other of part of Portugal, was on the ground at our Officers fell in the field of honour. - ihe moment of the enemy's invasion. Duriog the whole of the ariair, the most This of course could not be carried off; determined courage was shewn on our and where the enemy's troops have been, part, and the very considerable loss sus. they here, as usual, destroyed wbat they tained in killed and wounded in propor- could not consume; and nothing remains. tion to the corps eruplayed, will suffici. --If, therefore, the result of the campaign ently prove the determined resolution and should be to oblige the enemy to withcourage with which these brave men con- draw from Portugal, it is rauch to be aptinued the combat under such a heavy prehended that the greatest distress will fire; and have again, on this occasion, be felt in those districts through which the proved the ancient valour which is inse- enemy's troops have passed; which there parable from the character of the people are no means whatever in this country of of Denmark and Norway, who are always relieving.–Upon former occasions, the ready to shed their blood for their King wealthy inhabitants of Great Britain, and and native country.
of London in particular, bave stepped
forward to assist and relieve the distresses PORTUGAL.- Copy of a Dispatch from Vis- of foreign nations, whether suffering under count Wellington, to the Earl of Liter
the cala nities inflicted by Providence, or pool; dited Pero Negro, 27th October, by a cruel and powerful enemy. This 1910.---Luid before Parliament, April, charitable disposition of his Majesty's sub
jecis; and there never was a case, in My Lord.--Your Lordship has been which their assistance was 'required in a apprized of the measures which had been greater degree, whether the sufferings of adopted, to induce the inhabitants of Por- the people, 'or their fidelity to the cause tugal to quit that part of the country, they have espoused, and their attachment through which the enemy was likely to to his Majesty's subjects, be considered. pass, or which it was probable would be- -I declare, that I have scarcely known come the seat of his operations; carrying an instance in which any person in Por. off with them their valuable property, and togal, even of the lowest order, has had every thing which could tend to the ene- communication with the enemy, inconsistent my's subsistence, or to facilitate his pro. with his duty to his own Sovereign, or gress - There is no doubt that these inha- with the orders he had received. I would, bitants had sufficient knowledge, from for- therefore, beg leave to recommend the mer experience, of the treatment they unfortunate portion of the inhabitants, would receive from the enemy: and there who have suffered from the enemy's inva. is no instance of those of any town or vil sion, to your Lordship's protection; and I lage having remained, or of their baving request you to consider of the mode of failed to remove what might be useful to recommending them to the benevolent dispothe enemy, when they had sufficiently sition of his Majesty's subjects, at the moearly intimation of the wishes of government, which I hope niay be not far disment or of myself, that they should aban- tant, that the enemy may be under the Jon their houses, and carry away their necessity of evacuating the country. I property.--All those who are acquainted have, &c.-(Signed) WELLINGTON. with the nature of military operations,