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conducted with great ability by Lieuienant Hennal, wlio, notwithstand ing a heavy fire from the thore on all sides, travely boarded the corvette, and having set fire to her, the foon after blew up. He speaks in high terms of commendation of those under his orders; and I admire the spirit that pervaded all the officers and men employed upon this occasion : no prisoners were taken, and the conduct of Captain Ogilvy in the guidance and management of the Magicienne, by drawing the fire of the batteries from the boats, contributed to the service being effected with very little lors.
I am, &c. The Earl of St. Vincent, K. B. &c. R. J. STRACHAN.
A List of Men killed and wounded in taking the Vessel named below.
List of Vefjels.
A merchant-fhip: taken by the Magicienne's boat under Lieutenant Rodney, and afterwards burnt.
A merchant-vefiel: taken by the Nile cutter, and afterwards burnt.
From the LONDON GAZETTE, December 6, 1800.
Almiralty Office, December 6. Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Bond, commanding his Majesty's Schooner the Netley, to Evan Nepean, Esq.; dated at Liloon, the 11th November
I HAVE the honour to forward, for the inspection of the Lords Comniissioners of the Admiralty, copies of two letters which I have written to Captain Halsted, of his Majesty's fhip Phænix And have the honour to be, &c.
F. G. BOND. Sir,
Netley, in the Tagus, November 9. AFTER receiving your orders to put myself under your command, I sailed hence on the 5th of September with a convoy for Oporto, at which place they arrived safe on the 11th following.
I have the pleasure to acquaint you, that in his Majesty's schooner we captured, on the 28th of the fame month, the Spanish privateer Noftra Senora del Carmen la Confianza, of two guns and 26 men; and that, on the 16th ult. we retvok the brig Mary, from Dublin, and the Lial Invicta Vianna, a Portuguese government lugger, of seven guns, both which had been captured the preceding day by a French privateer of 14 guns, the latter after an action of half an hour. ,
As the Mary had, on the 14th, been cut from her anchorage under the fort of Saint John's by a Spanish row-boat, the governor of Vianna thought it necessary to intercept her, and accordingly sent the lugger on that lervice, when both fell into the hands of the French : the crew of the Netley have in consequence given up, free of falvage, the Lial Invicta Vianna to the order of his Excellency M. Pedro de Millo. I have the honour to be, &c.
F. G. BOND,
Netley, River Tarus, November 18. IN addition to my letter of yesterday's date which I had the pleafure of writing, I beg leave to acquaint you, that on my arrival off the Rock of Lilbon, on the 7th instant, information was given of a Spanish privateer schooner lurking in the neighbourhood; and that the Newfoundland convoy being dispersed, were daily approaching the Tagus; at night a pilot-boat acquainted me of the recent capture of a brig loaded with salt fith, which induced me to close with the shore in the hope of intercepting her : she had been taken eighteen hours before, during light winds, in light of a remnant of the convoy then in the offing. The privateer and her prize, the Hunter of Greenock, were discovered by us in the dark at anchor; while the boat was dispatched to the brig, we run the other on board, dropped our anchor, and, without mischief or firing, took poffesfion of her, though they were at quarters. She is called the St. Miguel, alias Alertta, of nine guns, eighteens and fixes, and 65 men, had been off the stocks about two months, and failed from the river Pontevedra; we all tree anchored within St. Julien's the same day. I have the honour to be, &c.
F. G. BOND.
From the LONDON GAZETTE, December 16, 8oo.
Amberg, November 30, Five o'Clock, P. M. IN advađcing towards Portsaal, a few small detachments only of the enemy, of the division of Collaud, were met with between Ratisbon and Kelhaim, who were probably already on their march to Landshut. Colonel Walmoden surrounded the village of Lengenfeld, near Portsaal, and carried off the garrison which was left there, consisting of seven ofą ficers, 200 cavalry and infantry, and 60 horses: Colonel Walinoden found the garrison of Kelhaim, which consisted of a few hundred men, retiring. The loss of the Austrians in this inarch has been very inconsiderable. Captain Scheibler, of the Houlans de Meerveldt, pofted with a detachment of 60 horse near Freystadt, attacked in the morning of the 29th, at Pleinfeld, the 7th regiment of French cuirassiers, of 300 men, during its march, put it into disorder, and made two officers and seven men prisoners: the colonel of the regiment was wounded, and two officers were killed. The loss of the enemy has been 20 killed and wounded. Captain Scheibler, who was slightly wounded in the arm, had two men killed and two made prisoners. Pleinfeld is evacuated by the enemy, and none have passed through it since the last column, which passed through on the 29th. E.ctract of a Letter from his Royal Highness the Archduke Fohn, to the Council
of War at Vienna ; dated Haun, December 1. ACCORDING to the intention which I yesterday communicated to the council of war, I advancerl this morning, before daybreak, with three columns, in order to attack the enemy. We found them advantageously posted on a rising ground; and they defended themselves with the greatest obstinacy. Our attacks were repeatedly repulsed: at length, however, our brave troops remained victorious, after ten hours resistance on the part of the enemy, who disputed the ground inch by inch, but who were compelled to abandon to us (in as far as I am at present informed) fix pieces of cannon and 800 prisoners,
Our out-posts are near Haag. From what I have been able to collect from the prisoners, the number of troops that opposed us amounted to three divisions.
Those who have particularly distinguished themselves on this occafion, are the regiment of Lacy, which had three staff officers wounded ; tirose of Weizey and Benioffscky hussars, the both regiment of infantry, the 3d battalions of Peterwardeiner and the Gradiskaner, the frontier hullars, and the artillery.
Major-general Loppert, who commanded the vanguard, and Captain Junger of Weizey husfars, at the head of his squadron, attacked and carried one of the enemy's batteries. Field-marshal Lieutenant Klenau mentions his having pailed the Danube, pushed on as far as Arbach, made several prisoners, and invested Straubing and Ratisbon. Majorgeneral Musery took at Landthut a company of French grenadiers and itoree officers. Our loss in wounded is not inconsiderable. I thall send a detailed account of it, as well as of the whole affair, as soon as circumfances enable me to do so.
From the LONDON GAZETTE, December 20, 1800.
Downing Street, December 20. DISPATCHES, of which the following are extract and copies, have been received from William Wickham, Esq. by the Right Hon. Lord Grenville, his' Majesty's principal Secretary of State for the foreign department.
Extrait of a Letter from William Wickham, Elg. to the Right Hon. Lord
Grenvilk; dated Head-quarters, Amsing, 30th November, ON the 28th, after I had written my dispatch from Eggenfenden, the head-quarters were removed to Masling on the Rodt.
The head-quarters were last night at Neumark, and arrived here this day about twelve o'clock: the roads being still in a most dreadful state, a great part of the army is still behind.
On the Archduike's arrival here, he found the enemy in force on the heights inmediately in front of the town.
The tête de pont of Wallerbourg was attacked yesterday, and the enemy repulfed with some lofs, after having entered the abbatis in front of the work.
Head-quarters, Haag, 22 December. I HAVE the bonour to send your Lordship the enclofed copy of 4 report I have this day received from his Serene Highness the Prince of Condé, containing an account of the attack which the enemy made yelterday on a part of his Serene Highness's corps, commanded by the Duke of Enghien, in front of Roffenheim.
I have the honour to bę, &c. To the Right Hon. Lord Grenville, &c. WILLIAM WICKHAM.
Account of the Aflion at Rosenheim, on the ift of December. QUR advanced posts, on the left side of the Inn, were attacked this day'at noon; their right had been absolutely uncovered for three days
ast, and the enemy were already on the banks on that side of the river', he advanced posts, commanded by the Duke d'Enghien, were engaged 'pwards of four hours, difputing the ground inch by inch : the whole orps was not afsembled on the right side of the Inn before five o'clock.
pretty strong column of the enemy having marched out of the town, was allowed to advance till within the proper distance, when the Prince of Condé ordered all the batteries to fire upon it at once: this fire, well lirected and well fustained, compelled the colump to retreat into the town mmediately. Lieutenant-colonel De Sartige, of the engineers, protected by the fire of the artillery, broke down the bridge, but in such a manner is that it could promptly be re-established, if, as it is hoped, it should be necessary.
Our loss is very small; that of the enemy 'must have been more conliderable. An artillery-man was wounded by the side of the Duke d'An. goulême. No officers are known as yet to have been wounded, except Mr. de Vassé, adjutant to the Duke d'Angoulênie, and the Engineer De Castre.
Head-quarters, Haag, 2d December. The march of General Kienmayer towards the Iser, and the direction which the whole army had first taken towards Landshut, having drawn a considerable part of General Moreau's force towards Aerding, the heights between Ampfing and Haag had been occupied by one fingle division under General Ney.
In the course of last night, however, General Moreau had reinforced his position with two more divisions, and had taken the command of the wbole himself.
Yesterday at daybreak the heights were attacked. After an obstinate resistance on the part of the enemy, they were carried in succession as far as the hill on the side of Ramsau, where the troops were obliged to halt, from excessive fatigue, about six in the evening.
In the night General Moreau abandoned this place, and retired to his old position at Hohenlinden and Aerding.
The whole ground from Ampfing to Ramsau was particularly favourable to the enemy, and consisted in heights covered with thick woods, and intersected by deep marthy vallies, where the Austrian cavalry could not poflibly act.
The Austrians took 800 prisoners and two pieces of cannon: the cannon were taken with four others, by the husfars of Vecsey, who diftinguished themselves very much during the whole of the affair, throwing themselves into the woods in places where it was thought impossible for cavalry to have penetrated. The other four pieces of cannon were retaken by a charge of the enemy's grenadiers, there not having been time to send a sufficient force to support the hussars.
The loss of the Austrians is computed to be near 1500 men in killed, wounded, and prisoners. General Moreau is said by the prisoners to have received a musket-ball through his cloak.
The Archduke was on horseback twelve hours, and Nept in a hovel on the heights. Right Hon. Lord Grenville.
allniralty Ofice, December 20. Letter from Captain Lukin, of his Majesty's Skip Thames, to Earl St. Vince My Lord,
Thames, Plymouth Sound, 13th December I HAVE the honour to acquaint your Lordship with the arrival his Majesty's thip I command at this anchorage; and of her havics on the 30th of last month, captured, fifteen leagues from the tower Corduan, after a chase of fix hours, a French brig privateer called L'Aa.. of 14 fix-pounders, two long brass twelves, and 137 men. She is : particular tine new vefsel, coppered, and had been out only one day en her first cruise. I learn from the prisoners that only two English veties have been carried into any of the French or Spanish ports within the three months; that one of them was carried into Rochelle, the other in Patlage. I conclude Captain Hotham will have acquainted you of ou having captured on the 29th of O&tober laft, at night, a schooner lette of marque, from Guadaloupe to Bourdeaux, laden with coffee, & having chased her, in company with the Immortalité, all day.
I am, &c. Admiral the Earl St. Vincent, K. B.
Almiralty Office, December 20. Letter from the Honourable Captain Paget, of his Majesty's Ship Brillian,
to Earl St. Vincent. My Lord,
Brilliant, at Sea, November 20. I HAVE the honour to inform your Lordship, that on the Sun int. the St. Jago Spanith schooner privateer, of 10 guns and 60 men, w35 captured by his Majesty's fhip Brilliant, under my command.
I have the honour to be, &c.
From the LONDON GAZETTE, December 23, 18co.
Admiralty Office, December 22. Copy of a Letter from Vice-admiral Lutwidge, Commander in Chief of k:
Majesty's Slips and Veffels in the Downs, to Mr. Nepean; dated on beri the Overydel, December 20.
I DESIRE you will please to lay before the Lords Commiflioners of the Admirally ihe encloled letter from Lieutenant Wells, commanding his Majesty's liired cutter the Lord Duncan, giving me an account of his having captured the French cutter privateer L'Eclair, commanded by Jacquiere Toufaint le Terrier, carrying three guns and 20 men, having been out two days from Cherbourg, without taking any thing.
I am, &c.
His Majesty's hired Cutter Lord Duncan, Desa; Sir,
20th December. I BEG leave to acquaint you of my having seen the convoy fare in:0 St. Helen's, agreeably to your directions; and that on my return (Thur day the 18th inftant), being off Shoreliam in a thick fog, I fell in with