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Sone of their detachments were likewise on the right of the Pisuerga. I had expected they would make this movement as soon as I should get the troops together, when I undertook the march upon Madrid. By accounts from lieutenant-general Sir Rowland Hill of the 12th, it appears that General Drouet had drawn in his right from La Guarena, but he still held Hornachos. By accounts from Cadiz to the 6th instant, it appears that General Villatte had returned to the blockade. General Ballasteros had taken three hundred prisoners at Ossuna; and by the reports of the position of the troops, it appears that the road to Gibraltar is again open to him.

Admiralty-office, September 15, 1812.-Extract of a letter from captain J. G. Bremer, of his Majesty's sloop Bermuda, dated off Boulogne, the 11th instant, to Vice-admiral Foley, and transmitted by the last-mentioned officer to John W. Croker, esq.-I HAVE the honour to intorin you, that this morning at day-light, I saw a logger in the northwest, having French colours flying, chased by the Dwarf cutter and Pioneer schooner, the latter vessel far astern. At ten o'clock the lugger made an ineffectual attempt to cross the Bermuda's bow, and did not surrender till he had received several broadsides of grape from this vessel. The utmost gallantry was displayed by every officer and man employed in the boats of the Dwarf and Pioneer, and the animated zeal and laborious exertions of lieutenant Gordon and those who remained on board the cutter, exceed all praise. The prize is the privateer Le Bon Genie, of Boulogne, having on board sixteen guns (four only mounted) and sixty men; she sailed from Boulogne last night, and had not made any captures. The enemy made a desparate resistance, and his loss has been severe, there being three killed, and sixteen wounded, most of them severely.

War-office, September 15, 1812.-Fourth regiment of dragoon guards, lieutenant John Dexter, from the 21st light dragoons, to be lieutenant, without purchase; surgeon Robert Pyper, from the 13th light dragoons, to be surgeon, vice Wylde, appointed to the 4th dragnons. 13th regiment of light dragoons, surgeon Williain Caldwell, from the 1st foot, to be surgeon, vice Pyper, appointed to the 4th dragoon guards. 14th ditto, Samuel Rolle, esq. to be paymaster, vice Flanegan, who resigns. 15th ditto, cornet Henry Lane to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Carpenter, promoted. 19th ditto, John Hammersley, gent. to be cornet, by purchase, vice Skelton, who retires.

Third regiment of foot guards, hospital-mate John Lonsdale to be assistant surgeon, vice Jeffries, who resigns. 1st regiment of foot, surgeon Thomas Forster, from the 9th foot, to be surgeon, vice Caldwell, appointed to the 13th light dragoons. 2d ditto, David Griffith, gent. to be ensign, without purchase, vice Garrett, promoted in the 2d garrison battalion. 3d ditto, hospital-mate Alexander Bremner to be assistant surgeon, vice Browne, appointed to the 4th dragoon guards. 4th ditto, assistant-surgeon Joseph Desailly, from the 58th foot, to be surgeon, vice Hill, promoted. 8th ditto, captain Thomas Evans to be major, without purchase, vice Battersby, promoted in the Glengary fencibles: to be captains of companies, without purchase, lieutenant James H. Eustace, vice Macdonnell, promoted in the Glengary fencibles; lieutenant John Goldrisk, vice Evans: to be lieutenants without purchase, ensign Wainford Ridge, vice Leddell, promoted; ensign Robert Spiers, vice Eustace; ensign Robert D. Taylor, vice Goldrisk: to be easigns, without purchase, Alexander Greig, gent. vice Ridge; Thomas Russell, gent. vice Spiers; James O'Flanagan, gent. vice Charleton, promoted in the 89th foot; Henry Clarence Scarman, gent. vice Taylor. 9th ditto, assistant-surgeon John Williams, from the 52d foot, to be surgeon, vice Forster, appointed to the 1st foot. 10th ditto, William Ridsdale Bustin, gent. to be ensign, by purchase, vice Supple, promoted. 15th ditto, ensign J. T. Quill to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Stevens, who resigns; James Smith, gent, to be ensign, vice Quill. 23d ditto, Cudbert French, gent. to be second lieutenant, by purchase, vice Curties, who retires, 26th ditto, brevet lieutenar

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colonel the honourable H. R. Pakenham, from the 7th West India regiment, to be lieutenant-colonel, by purchase, vice Maxwell, who retires. 31st ditto, ensign Eagar to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Butler, who retires. 32d ditto, hospital-mate James Knox to be assistant-surgeon, vice Jones, promoted in the 38th fout. 36th ditto, ensign W. H. Robertson to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Murchison, promoted; gen. tleman cadet James Cromie, from the Royal Military College, to be ensign, vice Robertson. 38th ditto, ensign John Wheatley to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Waddington, who resigns; assistant-surgeon Dillon Jones, from the 32d foot, to be sure geon, vice Donohoe, promoted. 40th ditto, ensign Thomas Canupbell to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Queade, promoted; assistant-surgeon William Jones from the 95th foot, to be surgeon, vice Boutflower, promoted. 42d ditto, surgeon Alexander M•LachJan, from the 71st foot, to be surgeon, vice Erley, promoted. 44th ditto, ensign Richard Perry to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Austen, who resigns. 45th ditto, captain Alarcus Richardson, from the 63d foot, to be captain of a company, vice Robinson, who exchanges. 46th ditto, captain Archibald Campbell to be maajor, without purchase, vice Campbell, promoted in the 3d West India regiment. 50th ditto, brevet major Herman Stapleton to be major, vice Armstrong, deceased; lieutenant V. R. Lovett to be captain of a company, vice Stapleton; ensign John W. Pluuket to be lieutenant, vice Lovett. 32d ditto, assistant-surgeon Thomas Walker to be surgeon, vice Maling, promoted; hospital-mate William Macartney to be assistant-surgeon, vice Williams, promoted in the 9th foot. 58th ditto, ensign James Whyte to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Hill, promoted in the 89th foot; James William Young, gent, to be ensigo, vice Wbyte; hospital-mate Charles St. John to be assistant-surgeon, vice Desailly, promoted in the 4th fout. 59th ditto: to be captains of companies, without purchase, lieutenant Alex: ander Nancor; lieutenant John Belches, from the 4th foot: to be lieutenants, without purchase, ensign Edward Mitchell; ensign Paterson O'Hara; ensign Charles N. Vevers; ensign Hugh Robison: to be ensigns, without purchase, Alexander Howard, gent. Edmund P. Duncan, gent. vice Mitchell; Edwards, gent. vice O'Hara; Peter Ro. bertson, gent, vice Vevers; George Dixon, gent, vice Robison. 60th ditto: to be lieutenants, without purchase, ensign James Keut, vice Hughes, promoted; ensigu J. W. Patterson, vice Tromback, promoted: to be ensigns, without purchase, Joseph Stewart, gent. vice Kept; John Hay Crawford, gent. vice Patterson. 61st ditto, hospital-mate David M'Loughlin to be assistant-surgeon, vice Fisher, deceased. 63d ditto, captain Johu Robinson, from the 45th foot, to be captain of a company, vice Richardson, whio exchanges. 67th regiment of foot: to be ensigns, without purehase, lieutenant Charles Rainsford, from the royal Westminster Middlesex militia; ensign Lucius French, from the Armagh militia, vice Bradford, deceased. 71st ditto, ensign Charles Moorhead to be lieutenant, vice Dillon, deceased; Edward Bovill, gent. to be ensign, vice Moorhead; assistant-surgeon A. Stewart, from the 88th foot, to be surgeon, vice M‘Lachlan, appointed to the 42d foot. 72d ditto, ensign James Gowan to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Bell, promoted; George Mackay, gent, to be ensign, vice Gowan. 88th ditto, ensign H. P. Delmé to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Weir, who retires; hospital-mate Andrew Gregg to be assistant-surgeon, vice Stewart, promoted in the 71st foot. 89th ditto: to be captains of companies, without purchase, lieutenant William Hill, from the 58th foot; lieutenant Ware Adamson, from the 3d West India regiment; to be lieutenants, ensign and adjutant Patrick Agnew; ensign J. S. Reynolds; ensiga Allen Stuart; ensign Robert Chapman: to be ensigns, Hewetson, gent. vice Reg. nolds; William Saunders, gent. vice Stuart; William Windham Phelan, vice Chapman, 91st ditto: to be ensigns, John Burcham, gent. by purchase, vice Macdougall, promoted; ensign D. Van Maghen, from the Renfrew militia, without purchase. 95th ditto, bosMilitary Promotions.

pital-mate Robert H. Hett to be assistant-surgeon, vice Jones, promoted in the 40th foot. 3d 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 Fionan, from the 59th foot, vice Kelly, appointed to the 8th royal veteran battalion; ensign R. Garrett, from the 2d foot, vice Hehl, appointed to the 73d foot. 8th Royal vet. batt. 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 Glengary feacibles. Nova Scotia fencibles, Edward Davidson, gent. to be ensign, vice Shaw, promoted in the Glengary fencibles. Canadian funcibles: to be lieutenants, ensign J. F. Gunter, vice Read, promoted; ensign Benjamin de Lisle, vice Macdonnell, promoted in the Glengary fencibles; ensign Hugh Fitzmaurice, rice MI‘Millan, appointed to the Glengary fencibles: 1o be ensigns, Narcis Duchesnay, gent. vice Gunter; Edmund W. Antrobus, gent, vice De Lisle; John Carrol Peach, gent. vice Fitzmaurice. 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. 2d 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 depôt company, to be ensign, vice Corlien, promoted. York light 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 his 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; gurgeon John Erley, from the 42d foot, to be physician to the forces, vice Snow, deceased: to be surgeons 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 18th 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 purveyors to the forces, purveyor's clerk F. Bishop; purveyor's clerk T. Smyth.

2d regiment of royal East India volunteers, ensign 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 Sic 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 licutenant, 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 ditto, 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.

IVhitehall, September 7, 1812.-The Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his 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 Henenge St. Paul, lieutenant. colonel-commandant of the Northumberland regiment of local militia; Charles Marimillian 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 empire, deceased, his Majesty's royal licence and authority, that they, upon whom 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 bonour; 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 of his Majesty's 15th regiment, or King's light dragoons, only son and heir ap. parent of Richard Vyse, esq. a general in the army, colonel of the 3d or Prince of Wales's regiment 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 bath, 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 affectionato 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 bis present surname, and bear the arms of Howard, quarterly with tlie arms of And also to order, that the said royal concession and declaration be recorded in his Majesty's college of arms.

LONDON GAZETTE, September 12, 1812. Downing-street, September 12, 1812. - Letters, of which the following are extracts, have been received by Earl Bathurst, from Colonel Sir Howard Douglas, dated Castrorontrigo, 29d, and Astorga the 19th August.-WHEN the Earl of Wellington transferred his head-quarters from Mojados to Cuellar, the Gallician divisions, then occupying La Nava 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 Santucildes 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 Zamura, and then to march to Astorga, to raise the siege, and baving withdrawa 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 bis force at Belver, on 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 hearing of the kuss of that garrison, which 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 commanded 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 cantonnuents on the Esla, in the towus and video lages near Villamanan,

Downing-street, September 12, 1812.-Letters, of which the following are extracts, have been received by Earl Bathurst from lieutenant-colonel William Parker Carrol, dated Zornoza, 24th August, and off 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 Duo rango to allack 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 regiment were to pass the river at Portugalette, and proceed to tbe 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 coinmenced 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 allacked the ene. my's right, arrived at the appointed time, the victory would have 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 on 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 Santa Lucia and Betuno. On the night of the 20t!ı, we received intelligence that the VOL, IV. No. 24.

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