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prince; and my state of health not agreed on in the course of said permitting me to proceed as expe- negociations. ditiously as I wish ; I engage to I have the honour to be, &c. send to-morrow, before twelve
PEYMAN. o'clock, the articles relative to the Lord Cathcart, Commander of capitulation, and have, in the mean the British Troops. time, the honour to be, &c. (Signed) PEYMAN.
Copenhagen, September 6. Lord Cathcart, Commander-in-chief
MY LORD, of the British Troops.
as you shall be pleased
to appoint à neutral place out of IIcad-quarters, before Copen. the town where to meet on both Sir, hagen, Sept. 6. sides for regulating the articles of Having communicated to admiral capitulation, officers, provided with Gambier your letter received this full powers for negociating, shall be morning, together with those of last sent, and in the interim the armis. night, I have to acquaint you, that tice is considered as subsisting till we will consent to treat with you contrary orders shall be given. for the capitulation of Copenhagen, I have the honour to be, &c. on the basis of your delivering up
(Signed) PEYMAN. the Danish fleet.
Lord Cathcurt, Commander of But, as you have not forwarded the British Troops. articles of capitulation, oflicers of rank, in the sea and land service of Head-quarters before Copen. his Britannic majesty, shall be sent Sir,
hagen, Sept. 6. forth with, to prepare articles with The officers appointed to treat you, or with the officers you may with you are, major-general the appoint; and which may, if possi. right honourable sir Arthur Wel. ble, unite the objects you have in lesley, K. B. sir Home Popham, view, in regard to the occupation captain of the fleet, and lieutenant. of Copenhagen, with the perform. colonel Murray, deputy-quarterance of the service entrusted to master-general of the
officers are waiting at the barrier, I have the honour to bc, &c. and will meet the officers named by
(Signed) CATHCART. you, at any place you may appoint Major-general Peyman.
for immediate discussion, between
our advanced posts and your lines. Copenhagen, Sept. 6. Orders were given to desist from MY LORD,
the bombardment, and to cease firing, I accept of your proposal with re. the moment your first letter was respect to the delivering up of his ceived; but there has been no armajesty's fleet, as the fundamental mistice concluded ;
a proof of basis of negociations ; but with this which is, that a house in the suburbs proviso, that other English has been seen set on fire, within troops enter the city than those these few minutes, by your people, commissaries, officers, and military close to our centinels. men, who shall be stipulated and As we have already stated more
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than once, we can admit of no delay the shipping and fort, as well as in this business, and therefore it will musketry from the rocks: unimmediately appear, whether the ar. shaken, however, they advanced ; ticles proposed are of such a nature and having mounted the cliff, which as to warrant an armistice.--I have was most difficult of access, they at. the honour to be, &c.
tacked the fort with such intrepia (Signed) CATICART, Lieut-gen. dity, that the enemy did not think Major-general Peyman.
proper to await their closing, but, spiking their guns, rushed oui on
the one side, as our brave fellows Gallant Aition.- Letter from Cap. entered at the other. The battery
tain Mundy, of his Majesty's Ship contained four twenty-six pounders. Hydra, addressed to Vicecodiniral This gallant achievement gave me Lord Collingwood.
an opportunity of employing the His Majesty's Ship Hydra, broadside sol.ly on the vessels, from MY LORD, at Sea, Aug. 7. which a constant fire was still kept I have the honour to relate, that on our people on shore. I chased three armed polaccas into On gaining the guns, Mr. Drury the harbour of Begu, on the coast advanced with the seamen and a of Catalonia, late last niglit; and few marines to the town, leaving having reconnoitred this morning, Mr. Hayes and his party to retain deemed an attempt on them practic them, and to occupy the heights cable, although under the close pro. that commanded the decks of the tection of a battery and tower. At vessels, and fiom which he could fifty minutes after noon the ship was annoy the enemy, who were in anchored, with springs on the ca. great numbers on the opposite side bles, at the entrance of the port, of the harbour, which is extremely and began the attack ; a smart fire narrow. As soon as the town was was returned by the enemy, which cleared of the enemy, the crews however considerably abated after abandoned their vessels, but form. somewhat more than an honr's ac. ed in groups of musketry among tion; on perceiving which, 1 or. the rocks and bushes, firing on the dered a party of seamen and ma seamen, who had now seized the rines, under the command of the boats on the beach, and were board. second lieutenant (Mr. Drury), ing the polaccas, while another with lieutenants Bayes and Peo- party of the enemy had gained a gelly, of marines, Mr. Finlaison, height above the marines, and kept midshipman, Mr. Goddard, clerk, them continually engaged, notwith. volunteer, attended by Mr. Bailey, standing some guns were kept playassistant-surgeon, to land on the ing on then from the Hydra. flank of the enemy, and drive them At half past three, observing Mr. from their guns, keeping ap a beavy Drury in full possession of the fire from the Hydra, to cover the vessels, I sent the rest of the boats, boats; yet, not withstanding our under lieutenant Little, to assist in endeavours to draw the particular towing them out, and at four bad attention of the battery, the de. the satisfaction of seeing them round. tashments were soon exposed to a ing the point, when the marines recross discharge of landgrage from imbarked under a heavy discharge
of musketry, the enemy having col. through, a few in the hull, and the Yected their whole force to harass rigging triflingly cut, is all the da. the retreat.
mage. When I review the circumstances To Mr. M'Kenzie, the first lieu. attending the debarkation of this tenant, who has served with me the handful of men, and reflect on the whole of the war, I feel much in. many difficulties they had to sur. debted for his assistance throughout mount in an attack on a fort strong. this little enterprise. A descriply defended by nature, as well as tion of the captured vessels, and tho art, there opposed to more than names of the killed and wounded, I. three times their force for two hours, enclose, for your lord-hip's ipfor. succeeding in possessing themselves mation. The prince Eugene and of the vessels, and deliberately lay. Caroline were returning to Mar. ing out hawsers to the very rocks seilles. that were occupied by the enemy, I have the honour to be, &c. and warping them out against a
(Signed) G. MUNDY. fresh breeze, exposed to a galling fire of musketry, I feel perfectly A List of Vessels captured by his incapable of writing a panegyric Majesty's Ship the Hydra, Aug. 7. equal to their merits ; but it has not Polacca ship Prince Eugene, of required this exploit to stamp these 16 guns (pierced for 20) and 130 officers with the character of cool men-Polacca brig La Belle Carojudgment and determined bra. line, of 10 guns (pierced for 14) very. During the term of four and 40 men.- Polacca brig El Car. years I have witnessed frequent in. men de Rosaria, of 4 .guns (pierced stances of the gallantry of lieute. for 10) and 20 men. nants Drury and Hayes; and lieu. Names of the Killed and Woundeil tenant Pengelly (though not of so belonging to his Majesty's Ship long a standing in the Hydra) has Hydra. ever bech a volunteer on such ser. H. Brown, seaman, killed. Mr. vices.
Goddard, clerk ; serjeant Bush, I have also the greatest pleasure and C. Simson, seaman, slightly in adding, that the above mention. wounded. Jer. M'Carthy, J. Sul. ed officers speak in enthusiastic livan, seamen, and G. Salisbury, terms of the behaviour of all em- marine, severely wounded. ployed under them : to your lord. ship's notice and protection, there. fore, I beg most strongly to recom. Extract of a Dispatch received from mend them. The conduct of the
Lieutenant-general the Right Hon, rest of the officers and ship's com Lord Cathcart, K. T. addressed pany, fully equalled my utmost to Lord Viscount Castlereagh, wishes ; to the tremendous fire they dated on-board the Africaine, kept up, I attribute the smallness Oct. 21. of our loss and damage, namely, As no sort of infraction of the one killed and two wounded on capitulation had been made by the board, and four wounded of the Danes, who, on the contrary, acted detachment: the fore and mizen- most honourably in the strict and topmasts, and foretop-sail-yard shot literal fulfilment of their engage. 3
Done at Copenhagen, this 7th nish general and lord Cathcart, and day of September, 1807.
myself, certain articles were agreed (Signed) ARTHUR WELLESLEY. upon, of which I have the honour
HOME POPHAM. to transmit you a copy. From these
GeoNGE MURRAY. their lordships will perceive, that Ratifié par moi,
all the Danish ships and vessels of (Signée) PEYMAUN.
war (of which I inclose a list), with the stores in the arsenal, were to be
delivered up to such persons as Dispatch from Admiral Gambier, should be appointed to receive them
Comin under-in-chief of his Majes. on the part of his majesty. I acty's Ships and Vessels in the Baltic; cordingly appointed sir Home Popaddressed to the llon. William
ham for this purpose; and having Wellesley Pole, Secretary to the made the necessary arrangements for Admiralty; dated Prince of Wales, equipping them with the utmost in Copenhagen Road, 7th Septem. dispatch, I have committed the ex. ber, 1807,
ecution of this service to vice-adSIR,
miral Stanhope, in whose ability The communications which I and exertions I can place the fullest have already had the honour to confidence. I am happy on this transmit to you, will have made the occasion to express the warm sense lords commissioners, of the admi. I entertain of the cordial co-opera. ralty acquainted with the proceed- tion of the army, by whose exer. ings of the fleet under my command tions, with the favourable concurdown to the 2d instant; I have now rence of circumstances, under Di. to add, ihat the mortar batteries vine Providence, ever since we left which have been crected by the England, our ultimate success has army in the several positions they been more immediately obtained. I had taken round Copenhagen, to. must also convey to their lordships, gether with the bomb-vessels, which in terms of the highest approbation were placed in convenient situations, and praise, the conspicuous zeal and began the bombardment in the earnest endeavours of every officer morning of that day, with such and man under my command for the power and effect, that in a short accomplishment of this service; and time the town was set on firc, and although the operations of the fleet by the repeated discharges of our have not been of a nature to afford artillery, was kept in flames in dif. me a general and brilliant occasion ferent places till the evening of the for adding fresh testimony to the
when a considerable part of it numerous records of the bravery of being consumed, and the conflagra. British seamen and marines, yet the tion having arrived at a great height, gallantry and energy displayed by threatening the speedly desiruc. the advanced squadron of sloops, tion of ihe whole city, the general bombs, gun-brigs, &c. which were commanding the garrison sent out employed under the command of a llag of truce, desiring an armis. captain Puget to cover the opera. ticf, to aford time to treat for a ca tions of the left wing of the army pituation. After some correspon. from the Danish flotilla, ought not dei.ce bad passed between the Da.. to be passed over in silence.
ceeded to join the guards, covered Sir, by its own flank companies, and by I have the honour to acquaint a piquet of the guards.”—IIis lord. you, for the information of the lords ship proceeds to state, that no troops commissioners of the Admiralty, of the enemy appeared, and that that the whole of the Danish fleet there was no concourse of inhabis being equipped (except two unser. tants. People of all ranks in the viceable ships of the line, and two city, in the villages, and on the pub- frigates, which have been destroy. lic road, were extremely civil. Had ed), and the arsenal cleared of the any disturbance been intended, or stores, the army has been re-em. had any beěn accidentally excited, barked ; and that I shall proceed the embarkation would have been with the first favourable wind to equally secure from insult, the carry into execution the instrucplace selected being open and level, tions I have received from the lord and out of the range of fire from viscount Castlereagh. Having so the crown battery or citadel, but far accomplished the service on commanded by his majesty's light which I have been employed, I ships of war. The brow, or stage feel it my duty to state the great itself, from which the troops em- activity, energy, and zeal, which barked, was judiciously and inge. have been shewn by vice-admiral niously contrived by sir Home Pop- Stanhope and rear-admiral sir Sam. ham, to answer equally the pur- Hood, in superintending the equipposes of embarkation and defence. ment of the Danish ships, and the A small vessel, a praam, and a float. embarkation of the stores from the ing battery, were fastened succes arsenal; nor has the same spirit sively to each other on the beach ; been less manifest in the captains, the two first being planked over, officers, seamen, and marines, whó and the last beyond them having have all executed their respective several guns of large calibre pre parts in the general exertion with a pared for action in an oblique di. promptitude and alacrity, which rection, and manned by seamen. have not only entitled them to my The flat-boats drew up on the two warmest thanks and praise, but will, sides of the praam, and the gun. I doubt not, when the aggregate reboats, which also received troops, sult of their labour is considered, were placed behind the floating bat. obtain for them the approbation of tery, so that, as soon as the brigade their sovereign, and the applause of of artillery was embarked, the the nation. In the space of six troops marched to their boats, and weeks, sixteen sail of the live, nine the whole put off to their respec. frigates, fourteen sloops of war, and tive ships ; after which the floating smaller vessels, beside gun-boats, battery and praam were destroyed. have been fitted for sea, and all the
large ships laden with masts, spars, Copy of a Letter from Admiral Game' timber, and other stores, from the
bier, to the Hon. W. W. Pole, arsenal, from whence also 92 car, dated on-board his Majesty's Ship goes have been shipped on-board the Prince of Wales, off Copenha. transports, and other vessels chargen, the 20th October, 1807. tered for the purpose, the sum of