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Military Promotions.

WAR OFFICE, August 15, 1812. 7th regiment of light dragoons, cornet Standish O'Grady to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice the Earl of Euston, who retires. 2d regiment of foot, lieutenant Patrick Carney to be captain of a company, vice Sir George Colquhoun, killed in action. 18th ditto, hospital-mate John Richardson to be assistant-surgeon, vice Seaman, proinoted in the 101st foot. 27th ditto, assistant-surgeon W. G. Wray to be surgeon, vice Smith, appointed to the 4th garrison battalion. 28th ditto, ensign George Ingram to be lieu.. tenant, without purchase, vice Nelson, who resigns. 29th ditto, eusign Edward Kearney to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Hillier, promoted in the royal African corps. 33d ditto: to be captains of conipanies, without purchase, lieutenant William M·Intyre, vice Todd, promoted; lieutenant Jobu Haigh, vice Young, deceased. 53d ditto, ene, sigo David Mac Pherson to be lieutenant, vice Devonish, dead of his wounds; volunteer Jeremiah Balfour, from the 79th foot, to be ensign, vice Mac Pherson 59tb ditto, ensign John Lucas to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Finnan, who resigns; William Pittman, gent. to be ensign, vice Lucas. 60th ditto, ensign Henry Heil to be lieutenant, vice Mackay, deceased; Jerome Cochran, gent. to be ensign, vice Heil. 71st ditto, ensign James Anderson to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice L'Estrange, promoted; ensign and adjutant William Anderson, to have the rank of lieutenant; William Elliot, gent, to be ensign, vice James Anderson. 78th ditto, ensign Alexander Waters to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Matheson, promoted ; quarter-master William Smith to be ensign, vice Waters; serjeant William Gunn to be quarter-master, vice Smith, 5th West India regiment, lieutenant A. F. Barbaald, from the 54th foot, to be captain of a company, without purchase, vice Stanford, who resigns; ensign James Smyth to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Prater, promoted; Robert Hughes, gent. to be ensign, vice Smyth. 4th garrison battalion, surgeon Edward Smith, from the 27th foot, to be surgeon, vice Manson, placed on half.pay. 7th royal veteran battalion, serjeant William Haywood, from the Coldstream regiinent of foot guards, to be ensign, vice Hewett, promoted. The royal staff corps, William Dillon, gent. to be ensign, without purchase, vice Boyd, promoted. Independent company of Foreigners, captain Courtois de St. Clair, to be captain, with temporary rank. To be first lieutenants with temporary rauk, lieutenant

Lavigne; lieutenant Regeni. To be second lieutenants with temporary rank, lieutenant Riccard; lieutenant Margullat.

Staff.- To be depoty assistant-commissaries-general to the forces, William Lithgow, gent. Henry Edward Andrew Sheppard, gent.

Hospital staff.--Garrison-surgeon James Roy to be surgeon to the forces; surgeon Willian Thomas, from the Portuguese service, to be assistant-surgeon in the forces, vice Robertson, deceased. To be surgeons to the forces in Portugal, under the command of lieutenant-general Sir W. C. Beresford only, assistant-surgeon Alexander Scheiky, from the 3d dragoon guards, vice Halliday, placed upon half-pay; assistant-surgeon Philip Walter, from the 1st foot, vice Robertson. To be hospital-inates for general service, David Jearrad, gent, vice Travers, promoted; Heury Fisher, gent, vice M'Curdy, pro. moled; warrant hospital-mate Robert Scott.

Memorandum.-Lieutenant William Cardiff, of the 2d Ceylon regiment, is superseded, being absent without leave.

The undermentioned appointments, as stated in the Gazettes of the 18th of February, and 26th of May 1812, have not taken place --- 47th foot, James Woods, gent. to be ensign, vice Cochrane. 9th light dragoons, W. F. Elliott, gent. to be cornet, vice Lord Guernsey. VOI, IV, NO. 23 .

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Erratum in the Gazette of the 26th of May 1812.- For Anderson, gent, to be ensign, without purchase, vice Forbes, promoted, read Thomas Andrews, gent, &c.

Commissions signed by the lord lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire, Isaac Leatham, es 1.10 be deputy lieutenant, dated July 25, 1812; Thomas Robson, esq. to be ditto, dalrd as abore; Gray Rigse, esq. to be ditto, dated as above. Cominissions signed by the lord lieutenant of the county of Montgomery, Maurice Jones, esq. to be deputy lieutenant. dated August 8, 1810; John Pryce, clerk, to be ditto, dated Sep. tember 1, 1810; Daniel Williains, clerk, to be ditto, dated May 15, 1811. Royal re• gular nulitia, major John Davies to be lieutenant-colonel-commandant, vice Browne, deceased, dated July 22, 1811; captain Robert John Harrison to be major, vice Davies, promoted, dated July 24, 1811; George Jones, esq. to be captain, vice Harrison, promoted, dated February 17, 1812; Robert Owen Tudor, esq. to be captain, vice Wil. liames, resigned, dated April 7, 1812; James Wilson, gent. to be ensign, dated June 17, 1811; Richard Walford, gent to be ensign, dated June 27, 1812; Williain Swan, gent, to be surgeon, vice Mason, retired, dated February 17, 1612. Rogal eastern regiment of local militia, ensign Thomas Pryce to be lieutenant. Royal western regiment, John Sparrow, esq. to be captain, vice Evans, retired, dated February 27, 1811. Montgomeryshire yeomanry cavalry, lieutenant Richard Pryce to be captain of a troop, vice Williames, retired, dated October 1, 1809; Curnet Arthur David Jones to be lieutenant, dated as above; cornet Thomas Morgan to be ditto, dated as above; Robert Price, gent. to be cornet, dated as above; quarter-master Edward Parry to be ditto, dated as above; William Purry Richards, gent. to be ditio, dated October 16, 1810. Commission in the Huntingdonshire local militia, signed by the lord lieutenant, caprain Edward Noble Richard Bell to be adjutant, vice Hook, resigned, dated July 1, 1812.

OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, August 7, 1812. Royal regiment of artillery-1812_second captain David Storey to be captain, vice Fenwick, deceased, dated June 21; first lieutenant Charles Blachley to be second captain, vice Storey, dated as above; second lieutenant Frederick Bayley to be first lieu. tenant, vice Blachley, dated as above. Corps of royal military artificers, or sappers and miners, William Robertson, gent, to be sub-lieutenant, dated July 1. Royal Foreign artillery, Michael de St. Hypolite, gent. to be second lieutenant, vice D'Ozouville, dated August 1.

Commission signed by his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behall of his Majesty-1812– Edward Noble Richard Bell, to be adjutant to the Huntingdoushire regiment of local militia, vice Hook, resigned, dated August 4. Como missions in the 2d regiment of royal Surry militia, signed by the vice-lieutenant of Surry; George Payne, esq. to be major, vice Budgen, resigned, dated August 4; William Ryan, gent, to be lieutenant, on a vacancy, dated July 7; William Buchanan, gent. to be ditto, dated July 8; William Usher, gent. to be ensign, vice Ryan, promoted, dated July 7; Elias Handcock, gent. to be ditto, vice Buchanan, pronuled, dated Jaly &. Commissions in the Bite and Argyle militia, signed by the lord licutenant of the county of Bute, James Smith, gent. to be lieutenant, vice Thomson, resigned, dated July 8; Dougal Campbell, gent. to be ensign, vice M‘Dugald, appointed to the line, dated as above.

London Gazette.- Dispatches from Lord Ivel ington.

WAR DEPARTMENT. Downing-street, August 4, 1812. A dispatclı, of which the following is an extract, has been this day received at Lord Bathurst's office, addressed to his lordship, hy Ge. neral the Earl of Wellington, dated Rueda, July 14, 1812.-GENERAL BONNES joined the enemy on the evening of the 7th instant, and the army have since extended to their right as far as Toro, where they have been actively employed in repairing the bridge which they had before destroyed. Lieutenant-general Sir R. Hill broke up from Albuera upon the 2d instant, and moved upon the enemy, who retired before him towards Cordova. His last letter is of the 9th, from Llerena, and at that time part of the enemy's force had marched upon Fuente Ovejuna, from Berlanga; and General Drouet, with ten thousand men, with a very small proportion of artillery, had marched through Campillo upon Zalamea.. I have no authentic accounts of the siege of Astorga of a later date thau the 5th instant. It is reported that there are iwo breaches in the place.

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WAR OFFICE, August 4, 1812. 4th regiment of dragoon guards, captain George Bradshaw from the 22d light dragoons to be captain of a troop, vice Warren, who exchanges. 9th regiment of light dra. goons, captain John Gurwood, from the 63d foot, to be captain of a troop, vice Mackenzie, who exchanges. 16th ditto, lieutenant Robert Arnold, from the 4th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Keating, who exchanges. 22d ditio, captain Robert Warren, from the 4th dragoon guards, to be captain of a troop, vice Bradshaw, who exchanges.

1st regiment of foot guards, major-general Henry Warde to be second major, vice Thornton, who retires; major-general William Henry Clinton to be third major, vice major-general Warde; brevet-major Samuel Coote Martin to be captain of a company, by purchase, vice major-general Clinton; ensign Thomas B. Barrett to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Martin. 1st regiment of foot, lieutenant Robert Dudgeon to be captain of a company, vice Duncan, deceased; ensign William Campbell to be lieutenant, vice Dudgeon. 4tb ditto, lieutenant George Keatiug, from the 16th light dragoons, to be lieu. tenant, vice Arnold, who exchanges. 39th ditto, captain Samuel Thorpe, from the royal

rangers, to be captain of a company, vice Fry, who exchanges. Bub ditio, lieutenant Richard Btales, from the east Norfolk militia, to be ensign, without purchase. 581h ditto, James Goldsmid, gent. to be ensign, by purchase, vice Rogers, promoted. 63d dittu, captain Lewis Mackenzie, from the 9th lighe dragoons, to be captain of a

company, vice Gurwood, wlio exchanges. 65th ditto, Henry Francis Sharp, gent. to be ensign, without purchase, vice Place, promoted. 66th ditto, ensign Thomas Chatterton to be lieutenant, vice Boyd, who resigns. 69th ditto, assistant-surgeon Alexander M.Kech. nie, from the 89th foot, to be surgeon, vice Maguire, deceased. 81st ditto, ensign William Edyvean to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Pearson, promoted; bospital-mate William R. Gibb to be assistant-surgeon, vice Duncanson, who resigns. 91st ditto, ensign John Taylor, from the Kirkcudbright militia, to be ensign, without purchase. 94th ditto, captain William P. de Bathe, from the 3d West India regiment, to be captain of a company, vice Hamilton, who exchanges. 95th ditto, Samuel Curry, gent. 10 be second lieutenant, vice Knight, wbo resigns. 3d West India regiment, captain James Hamilton, from the 94th foot, to be captain of a company, vice De Bathe, who exchan. ges. 6th ditto, lieutenant Richard Walsh to be captain of a company, vice Richardson, placed upon ball-pay; ensign Robert Hutton to be lieutenant, rice Walsh; John Church,

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gent, to be ensign, vice Hutton. Royal York rangers, captain Jobn Fry, from the 39th fuot, to be captain of a company, vice Thorpe, who exchanges. 2d garrison hattalion, quarter-master George Guy to be adjutant, (with the rank of. ensign) vice Kelly, who resigns the adjutantcy only; quarter-master-serjeant Edward Loggan to be quarter-master, vice Guy. 6th ditto, George Bertles, gent. to be ensign, vice Earle, appointed to the 5th royal veteran battalion. 3d royal veteran battalion, serjeant John M.Kay to be ensign, vice Garrett, who returns to his former half-pay. The King's German legion: 2d battalion of the line: to be ensigns, Alexander Patterson, gent. vice Schmidt, promoted; James Hamilton, gent. vice Bilch, promoted; Patrick Gairdner, gent. vice Queade, proinoted. 6th ditto, Edward Martin Müller, gent. to be ensign, vice Benne, promoted. Watteville's regiment, Joseph Pelican, gent. to be ensign, vice Delapierre, promoted. Southern Manx volunteers, Robert Stewart, esy. to be lieutenant-colonel. commandant, vice Taubman, deceased.

Staff.- Assistant-comunissary Augustus Schmidclien to be a deputy commissaiy-general to the forces.

OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, July 28, 1812. Royal Foreign artillery_1812-Charles Leneuf Lenox to be second lieutenant, vice Le Quiu, promoted, dated July 23. Royal artillery drivers, first lieutenant John Bate. man, to be captain, vice Heaton, deceased, dated June 13; second lieutenant John Dalton to be first lieutenant, vice Bateman, dated as above.

OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, July 30, 1812. Rogal regiment of artillery-1812-second captain William H. C. Beneyett to be captain, vice Napier, deceased, dated April 18; first lieutenant Alexander Maclachlane, to be second captain, vice Beneyett, dated June 17; second lieutenant Michael Tweedie to be first lieutenant, vice Maclachlane, dated as above; second captain Thomas A. Brandreth to be captain, vice Eligé, deceased, dated June 20; first lieutenant Thomas Scott to be second captain, vice Brandreth, dated as above; second lieutenant Cbarles H. Small to be first-lieutenant, vice Scott, dated as above. Royal artillery drivers, David Wilkie, gent. to be second lieutenant, vice Dalton, promoted, dated July 25.

Commissions in the 2d Durham local militia, signed by the lord lieutenant-1819Thomas Burdon, esq. to be lieutenant-colonel-commandant, dated April 10; Joha Thomas Gosli, esq. to be lieutenant-colonel, dated as above; Robert Johnson, esq. tó be major, dated as above; Edward Hall Campbell, esq. to be captain, dated as above; John Johnson, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; George Greenwell, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; James Simpson, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; Thomas Loggan, esą. to be ditto, dated as above; Thomas Burdon, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; Robert Robinson Taylor, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; John Lipton Hutton, esq. to be ditto, dated June 24; Joseph Sowler, gent, to be lieutenant, dated April 10; George Cummins, gent. to be lieutenant, dated as above; William Hodson, gent, to be ditto, dated as above; William Harvey, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; Joseph Dalton, gent, to be ditto, dated as above; George Johnson, gent. to be dittu, dated as above; Thomas Lowry, gent, to be ditto, dated as above; Jolin Johnson, gent. to he ditto, dated as above; Matthew Ilall, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; Richard Willianz Elliot, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; Thomas Fenwick, gent, to be ensign, dated As above; Edward Baynes Fletcher, gent, to be ditto, dated as above; William Marley,

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gent. to be ditte, dated as above; Johu King, gent, to be ditto, dated as above; Richard Pybus, gent, to be ditto, dated as above; George Bold, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; Robert Matthew Parke, lieutenant by brevet, to be adjutant, dated as above; William Pybus, gent. to be quarter-master, dated as above; William Jackson, esq. to be surgeon, dated as above.

Commissions signed by the vice lieutenant of the county of Surry: 1st regiment of soyal Surry militia—1812_James B. Delap, esq. to be lieutenant-colonel, vice Thompson, displaced, dated July 28. 2d ditto, the honourable John Perceval to be lieutenant, on a vacancy, dated July 29.

WAR DEPARTMENT. Downing-street, July 27, 1812.-A dispatch, of which the following is an extract, has been this day received at Earl Bathurst's office, addressed to his lordship, by General the Earl of Wellington, dated Rueda, July 7, 1812.--THE army broke up from the encampment on the Guaren:s, ou the morning of the 1st instant, and the eneray having retired from Alaejos, encamped on the Trabancos, with the advanced guard at La Nava del Rey. Having heard that the enemy had destroyed the bridge of Tordesillas, our advanced guard crossed the Zapardiel, and moved upon Rueda, on the morning of the 2d, supported by the left of the army, while the right and centre moved towards Medina del Campo. The enemy, however, had not destroyed the bridge over the Douro, as reported; and the main body of the army had retired upon Tordesillas, leaving the sear guard at Rueda. Lieutenant-general Sir Stapleton Cotton immediately attacked the rear guard, with major-general Anson's, and major-general Victor Alten's brigades of cavalry, and drove them in upon the main body at Tordesillas. As the right and centre of the army were at a considerable distance, I could not bring up a sufficient body of troops in time to attack the enemy during their passage of the Douro, and they effected that operation without material loss; and took their position on that river, with their right on the heights opposite Pollos, their centre at Tordesillas, and their left at Simancas, on the Pisuerga. I moved our left to Pollos on the 3d, and obtained possession of the ford over the Douro at that place. But as the ford was scarcely practicable for infantry, and the enemy's corps was strongly posted, with a considerable quantity of cannon, on the heights which command the plain on which the troops must have formed after crossing the ford, and as I could not establish the army on the right of the Douro, till I should have adequate means of passing the river, I did not think it proper to push ous troops further.

General Bonnet was at Aquilar del Campo, in the end of last month.

Admiralty-office, July 28, 1812.-ADMIRAL LORD KEITH has transmitted to John Wilson Croker, esq. dispatches from captain Sir Home Popham, of his Majesty's ship Venerable, giving an account of his further proceedings subsequent 10 those reported in bis former letters, and inserted in the Gazette of the 14th instant. On the 2d, the squadron under his orders being off Guetaria, an attack was intended to be made upon that place, and two companies of royal marines were landed, under major Williams, accompanied by general Carrol, for the purpose of reconnoitring; but some parties of the enemy being discovered crossing the hills, and the guerillas, whose co-operation had been expected, being engaged with the enemy in a different quarter, the plan of attack was relinquished, and the marines re-embarked, but without loss. The guerillas had been employed in an action with a detachment of the enemy conducting eighty prisoDers from Asturias. One hundred and thirty of the enemy are stated to have been

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