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commerce, so long as the real intention of the English court shall be unknown, there shall be laid a sequestration upon all property belonging to the English; and that it be observed, in the strictest manner, that none thereof be transported out of Ruflia without permiffion of his Majesty ; that, however, no part of the property be taken away from them, nor themselves be disturbed in their business ; according to all which, every one is to govern himselt in the most particular manner.

(Signed) SCHWART, Secretary Giver at Riga Senate-house,

ihe 29th August 1800.

Decree of the 11 September. THE Consuls of the republic, on the report of the Minister of

Marine and the Colonies, having heard the Council of State, decree,

Art. 1. All foreign seafaring men, resident in the territory of the republic, who have inarried French women, and sailed on board merchant-vessels, are liable to serve in the vessels belonging to the state.

2. The said seafaring men are bound to present themselves to the Committee of Maritime Inscription, of the quarter where they reside, and to inscribe themselves there.

3. After their inscription, they shall be considered as French failors, and thall enjoy as such, promotions, increase of pay, share of prizes, and pensions, granted by the laws to the failors of the republic.

4. The prefects shall make known, by the sub-prefects, mayors, and all other depositaries of the registers of the civil estate, the account of marriages contracted with French women since 1792, by foreign failors, actually resident in the territory of the republic. They shall send these statements, in the month subsequent to the publication of the present arreté, to the officers of the administration, and cause them to be placed on the maritime inscription of each quarter.

5. In future the aforesaid mayors, and their colleagues, fhell cause to be transınitted, at the cominencement of each month, to the administrators charged with the maritime infeription, a like statement of marriages contracted in the preceding month.

6. The said administrators shall produce, on the registers of the maritime inscription of their quarter, the names of the aforefaid foreign sailors, whose establishment in France shall be verified by the conditions above expressed, and they thall likewise contain the number of months service fixed by the law of the 20th of October, year 4, concerning maritime inscription.

7. The Minister of the Marine and the Colonies is charged with the execution of the present arreté, which shall be inserted in the bulletin of the laws.

The First Consul, BONAPARTE.
The Secretary of State, H. B. MARET.

Orders issued by the Emperor of Ruffia, Sept. 1.. THERE hall be two armies formed; one under the command

of Count Pahlen, in Lithuania; the other under the General of infantry, Golenischtschew Kukufow, in Volhynia :-the first to confift of thirteen regiments of cavalry, twenty-five of infantry, five of chasseurs, thirteen battalions of grenadiers, two regiments of artillery, two companies of flying artillery, three companies of pioneers, with appers, and miners, and fifteen regiments of Coffacks. The army in Volhynia is to confift of fourteen regiments of cavalry, twenty-four of infantry, fix of chasseurs, eleven battalions of grenadiers, one regiment and one battalion of artillery, with two companies of Aying artillery, three companies of pioneers, with miners and fappers, and fixteen regiments of Coffacks. With the army under Count Pahlen are the Generals Prince Alexander of Wirtemberg, Prince Charles of Mecklenberg, De Gervais, Baron Gersdorf, Baron Drechiel, -&c. and with the army under General Kukusow, the Generals Bowr, Ellen, Count Witgenstein, Sprengtporten, Count Longeron, Forster, Count Rolen, Mannteufel, &c.

His Imperial Highness, the Grand Duke Constantine is appointed inspector of the cavalry of St. Petersburgh ; Lieutenant-general Swetschin to be general of infantry and military governor of St. Petersburgh; and Prince Alexander of Wirtemberg to be a general of cavalry.

Extraet of a Dispatch from C. Alquier, Ambassador of the French

Republic at Madrid. Citizen Minister, St. Ildephonso, 14 Fructidor, Sept. 18 I TAKE the earlieft opportunity of transmitting to you official

dispatches respecting the splendid victory gained by the Spanish troops over 15,000 British, who landed between Corunna and

Ferrot. - This affair is exceedingly brilliant, for it is certain that the Spaniards opposed to the enemy only 4000 men, con lifting of soldiers and sailors who were at hand, and of a few of the militia of that part of the country. The gun-boats performed wonders. A Hoating battery of eight twenty-four pounders was begun and finished in five hours. The British, notwithstanding



the great superiority of their force, were obliged to reimbark in disorder, after having had a great number killed and wounded, besides sustaining a considerable loss in prisoners. They intended to surprise and burn Ferrol, to seize on fix fhips armed and equipped, which are ready to sail from that port, and to destroy those which are not yet in a state to put to sea. The bravery of the Spaniards has proved to them, that even with superior forces such an enterprise was an act of temerity.

Madrid Gazette Extraordinary. By extraordinary couriers dispatched by Don Francisco Melgarejo, commandant-general, per interim; of the marine department at Ferrol, dated the 25th, 26th; and 27th of this month (August), the King has been informed of the following details respecting the descent made by the British at a place called Doninos, in the environs of the said department.

In the morning of the 25th, the Vigie of Monte Ventoso deferied, at the distance of four or five leagues, a squadron and a convoy steering along the coast, in order to double Cape de Priotro. Soon after they were descried, the people on guard could count fixty-seven vessels, but it was not possible to determine with certainty what were their metal and force, on account of the calm and fog which covered the horizon. The squadron and the convoy proceeded towards the south with a light north wind, until one in the afternoon, when being at the distance of two or three miles to the north-west they took an eastern direction, tacking from north to fouth between Doninus and Los Rios, indicating by their manoeuvres that their intention was to inake a landing on the coast at Doninos.

The enemy's squadron was then seen to consist of ten ships, four of which were three-deckers, seven frigates, seven Doops, and the rest transports.

At four in the afternoon the enemy's squadron and convoy cast anchor in the bay : their first disposition was to detach ten boats with troops to effect a landing, in which they succeeded without opposition, being protected by two floops and a frigate, the fire of which reached the battery situated in that place, while the small detachment posted there had no other resource than to retire with all speed. The enemy then carried on Thore two field-pieces, as well as the rest of the troops, who immediately marched forwards to get poffeffion of the heights.

The Commandant-general of the department being informed of these circuinstances by different messages, which he received the same day from the Vigie of Monte Ventoso, and it being impor{ible for him to doubt of the enemy's intention, he immediately tranfinitted a report to the Commandant-general of the kingdom of Gallicia, Count de Donadio, commander of the flying camps,

and to the governor of the place, in order that they might cončur with efficacy in its defence, and in that of the arsenal, which was evidently ihe object against which the enemy's enterprise was directed.

The commandant, in consequence of this intelligence, made every exertion to furnilh all the allistance which he had at his dis. posal, after having secured the marine posts, and made those difpofitions which such a critical situation required, and which were determined in the plan of defence adopted by the ministry, agreeably to the opinion of a council of war, held in 1797, the president of which was Don Felix de Tejada, captain-general of the said department.

The Squadron commanded by Lieutenant-general Don Joachim Moreno, first landed goo men, endeavouring at the same time to take as favourable a position as poslible.

After having pursued all these measures to check the enemy, and having given orders that all the workmen and labourers should alfemble at the arsenal to be armed, and hold themselves in readiness to advance wherever their assistance might be necessary, and after having taken other proper measures, in concert with the 'commandant-general of the Squadron, Don Francisco Melgarejo, commandant, per interim, of the department, he dispatched, at nine in the evening, a courier extraordinary to inform his Majesty of every thing which had taken place till that moment.

The first movement of the enemy was to take possession of the heights of Brion, and Balon, which command the port and the town, but the detachment of 500 men from the squadron arrived in sufficient time to dispute iheir pallage. They combated with fury and fuccess, so as to check the march of the British, notwithstanding their small number, and the considerable force of the enemy.

While engaged, they effected a junction with the other corps of the army and marine, which had taken a position on the heights of Brion, under the command of Marihal Count de Donadio, that point being the most advantageous for repulfing the enemy.

In the night of ihe 25th, the workmen and labourers were employed in equipping floops and other vessels furnithed by the fquadron, and which conveyed to all the forts the most necessary articles taken from the paval magazines and the squadron, in order that all the posts on shore, as well as the gun-boats, might be fupplied with providiuns. The commandant-general ordered also that as great a quantity of provisions, as circumstances would admit, thould be taken from La Grana, and dispatched to the arsenal. The quantity taken thence was fufficient for the fubliftence of the naval and land forces, and every thing necessary was at the farne time sent to the governor of the place, and the comSandant of the flying camps.

The night of the 25th passed without any remarkable event till the morning of the following day, when the heights of Brion, occupied by our troops, were attacked by the enemy, very superior in number. We could not hope to retain that post, but it was of importance that we should dilgust the enemy with their enterprise, by rendering it necessary for them to dispute every inch of ground. The engagement was conducted with as much' spirit as obstinacy. The enemy accumulated their forces in that point, where they had already 8000 men. We fought foot to foot, and gave time to General Melgarejo to prepare at the arsenal a floating battery of eight 24 pounders, the unexpected fire of which did the most hurt to the enemy.

Don Antonio de Pilos, captain of a frigate, commanded this battery, as well as the brigantine Vivo. The gun-boats played with the greatest success. While the commandant of the maring was giving these orders, so proper for defeating the object of the enemy, he was at the same tiine taking other measures to procure to Government different succours of artillery, taken from the ship St. Ferdinand, and to cause to be transported on the opposite side all the gunpowder, after distributing such a quantity of it as was necessary for the service of the moment. The Commandanta general, per interim, of the kingdom of Gallicia, Don Francis de Negrete, reinforced the garrison of the place with a battalion of the regiment of Africa, and another of the volunteers of Arragon, by which means the garrison was augmented to 3000 men, fup. plied with provisions and cartouches.

The same day another considerable corps of the enemy began its march to attack St. Philip, but this attempt was also unsuccessful. The enemy, fatigued with so much resistance, renounced their projects, and about four in the afternoon we saw them retire towards the place of disembarkation. Count de Donadio passed the whole night before the gate of Canido, a point where it was presumed an attack might be made, though it was confirmed by the intelligence received, that all the enemy's troops reimbarked about one o'clock in the morning. They set fire to the wood, and the houses on the coast, comprehending the Vigie of Monte Ventofu, and carried with them all the catile they could: confining all their success to this disorder, the squadron and the convoy set fail.

By the declaration of a French failor who was a prisoner un board the enemy's fleet, and who found means to make his escape, we learned that the expedition consisted of fix fhips of war, three of them three-deckers, five frigates, and seventy transports, hav.. ing on board 15,000 troops.

The same prisoner adds, that the cause of the unexpected retreat of the enemy, notwithstanding their great fuperiority, was the vigorous resistance they had experienced contrary to their ex


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