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Iron guns, four pounder, 1 fwivel.

Shot, for light fix pounders, 143 round, 58 cafe, 39 grape.
ç flannel cartridges, filled with 1lb. and a quarter of powder.
Shot, for light three pounders, 111 round, 61 cafe.

102 flannel and paper cartridges, filled with 1lb. of powder.
Shells, for five and half inch howitzers, 92 empty, 92 filled.
252 fuzees.

Shells, for eight inch mortars, 27 filled, 8 empty.

88 fuzees.

Shells, for four and two-fifths inch mortars, 116 empty. 54 fuzees.

General Stores.

2 Drudging boxes.

2 Sets of powder measures.

1 Brafs quadrant.

1 Engine for drawing fuzees.

4 Boxes of musket ball cartridges, 3 of which are damaged. 4000 Mufket balls.

3 Powder horns.

Barrel of powder, damaged.

2 Ammunition waggons.
300 Twelvepenny nails.
400 Tenpenny ditto.
100 Mufket flints.


Brass Ordnance, on travelling carriages, which in general are unferviceable.

I light fix ponnder, 1 long and 2 light three pounders, 1 five and half inch howitzer.

Mortars on beds, 1 eight inch, 1 four and two-fifths inch.

Iron gun, 1 four pounder.

Shot, for light fix pounders, 24 round.

Shot, for light three pounders, 31 round.

Shells, for five and half inch howitzers, 32 empty. 175 fuzees.

Shells, for eight inch mortars, 67 empty.

Shells, for four two-fifths inch mortars, 158 empty. 66 fuzees.

VAUG. LLOYD, Brig. Gen.
Colonel of Artillery.

Return of the Killed and Wounded of bis Majefty's Forces in the Attack of the Vigie and adjacent Pofts, St. Vincent's, June 10, 1796.

Royal regiment of artillery-1 British and 2 Irish rank and file, wounded.

Royal engineers-1 captain, wounded.

3d regiment, or buffs-1 enfign, 6 rank and file, killed; I captain, 1 ferjeant, 15 rank and file, wounded.

34th regiment-2 ferjeants, 1 drummer, 6 rank and file, killed; # Heutenants, 9 ferjeants, 5 drummers, 16 rank and file, wounded.

40th regiment-1 rank and file, wounded.

42d regiment-1 ferjeant, 9 rank and file, killed; 1 lieutenant, 4 ferjeants, 1 drummer, 23 rank and file, wounded.

46th regiment-2 rank and file, killed; 1 rank and file, wounded. 59th regiment-1 captain, wounded.

2d Weft India-1 captain, 1 ferjeant, killed; 1 captain, 9 rank and file, wounded.

Lowenftein's Yagers-4 rank and file, killed; 1 lieutenant, 1 enfign, 10 rank and file, wounded.

York Rangers-2 rank and file, killed; 1 major, 1 ferjeant, 17 rank and file, wounded.

Lieutenant-colonel Haffey's Rangers-1 rank and file, killed; 1 captain, 10 rank and file, wounded."

Major Jackfon's Island Rangers-1 rank and file, killed; 4 rank and file, wounded.

Total-1 captain, 1 enfign, 4 ferjeants, 1 drummer, 31 rank and file, killed; 1 major, 5 captains, 4 lieutenants, 1 enlign, 15 ferjeants, 6 drummers, 109 rank and file, wounded.

In the absence of the Adj. General,
T. BUSBY, Dep. Adj. Gen.
Officers killed and wounded.

Captain Douglas, of the royal engineers, wounded.
Captain Johnstone and Enfign Houfton, of the 3d, or Buffs, killed.
Lieutenants O'Dononghue and Georges, of the 34th, wounded.
Volunteer Gordon, of the 34th wounded, (fince dead.)
Lieutenant Simon Frazer, jun. of the 42d, wounded.
Captain Wharton, of the 59th, wounded.

Captain M'Lean, of the 2d Weft India regiment, killed; and Captain Elrington, wounded.

Lieutenant Thirion, and Enfign Du Bec, of Lowenftein's Yagers, wounded.

Major De Lerval, of the York Rangers, wounded,

Captain Rofs and Volunteer Clayton, of Haffey's Rangers, wounded.

Not included in this return.

2 Rank and file, of the 59th regiment, wounded.

Major Colby and Volunteer Love, of the 63d regiment, wounded.


St. Vincent's, June 22, 1796. I HAD the honour to inform you, that, in concert with Majorgeneral Nicolls at Cariacou, the arrangement for the attack of Grenada was fettled. The troops were in confequence difembarked at Palmiste, near Goyave, where the enemy had their principal pofts, while Brigadiergeneral Campbell advanced from the windward fide of the island to attack the enemy's rear. Major-general Nicolls, in his letter of the 11th of June, reports to me that the commandant of the French troops at Goyave had furrendered himself, with part of the force under his command, and that the remainder, under Fedon, had retired to their ftrong hold in the high mountains above Goyave. He likewife informs me, that several of the most guilty of the old French inhabitants had furrendered themselves. In this part of our operations we have to regret the lofs of Major Du Ruvynes, of the royal artillery, who was

killed immediately after the disembarkation of the troops at Goyave. The fortunate iffue of the bufinefs at St. Vincent's permitted me to vifit Grenada, where I found Fedon invefted: his force is fuppofed not to exceed 300 men, without any regular fupply of provifions, but in a fituation very difficult of accefs. Major-General Nicolls was directed to straiten him as much as poffible, and not to grant him any terms fhort of unconditional fubmiffion. The atrocity of his character, and the crimes of which he has been guilty, render it impoffible to treat with him upon any other terms.

Before I left Grenada there appeared a general difpofition in the revolted to fubmit, and to throw themselves upon the mercy of the British government.

I cannot forbear mentioning, that Brigadier-general Hope, with his ufual zeal, offered his fervices in the operations at Grenada, and very much contributed to the fuccefs which followed. I have hitherto received no return of the killed and wounded, but I am happy to fay that the number is inconfiderable. Captain Scott, of his Majefty's fhip Hebe, conducted the difembarkation, and gave general fatisfaction.

This letter will be delivered to you by Captain Hay, of the royal engineers, who came out with this expedition as a volunteer: he has acted as my aide de camp, and as chief engineer at the attack of St. Lucie.

I have the honour to be, &c.


St. Vincent's, June 23, 1796.

SINCE I had the honour to write you yesterday, I have received the following enclofures from Major-general Nicolls at Grenada, which contains an additional proof of the good conduct and fpirit of the officers and men of his Majefty's troops employed on this fervice. We may now flatter ourfelves that the infurrection in the island of Grenada is nearly, if not altogether, quelled.

I have the honour to be, &c.

R. ABERCROMBY, Lt. Gen. Copy of a Letter from Major-General Nicolls to Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby, dated Goyave, June 21, 1796. SIR,

YOUR excellency knew that the weather being favourable the morning of the 18th, Brigadier-general Campbell's brigade, and the brigade commanded by Colonel Count D'Heillimer, had marched from their pofition on Mount St. John's and Chadeans; the former to force a poft the enemy had established at Michells, and afterwards to proceed against their camp at Aches, while the Count's brigade was to try to get above the enemy, and at the back of their redoubts on Morne Quaquo. Lieutenant-colonel Gladftanes, who was pofted with the 57th regiment at the head of Grand Roy Valley, (which is on the oppofite fide of Morne Quaquo to that on which Count D'Heillimer was to attack) was defired to fend a strong detachment on the back of the mountain, and, if he found the enemy's redoubts affailable, inftantly to attack them; but, if too ftrong to be entered without further prepara



tions, to take poft as near them as poffible, and there wait further inftructions. Such was the general difpofition made for the attack of their two strong pofitions on Morne Quaquo and Foret Noire, (commonly called Aches Camp) while a fmall detachment of three companies of the colonial black corps, and the grenadiers of the 38th regiment, went against a poft the enemy had at the head of Beau Sejour Valley.

The troops were fuccefsful every where, and nearly at the fame hour on the morning of the 19th, we were in full poffeffion of every established poft we heard the enemy had in this island. We were divided in fearch of the monsters in every direction: I can call them by no other name, as when they faw our men on the point of forcing what they thought their impregnable pofts on Morn Quaquo, they led out a number of white people they had prifoners, ftripped them, tied their hands behind their backs, and them murdered them. About 20 of them were put to death in this barbarous manner.

The conduct of Brigadier general Campbell and Count D'Heillimer has been officer-like and meritorious, and, as fuch, I take the liberty of mentioning them to your excellency; indeed, Couut D'Heillimer's difpofition for the attack was fo judiciously made, and fo well executed by Lowenftein's Yagers in particular, and the Royal Etrangers, who got up to the top of the mountain in the night, that when the enemy faw them, foon after day-light, in poffeffion of their upper small poft at the Vigie, their refiftance was afterwards feeble, and as our troops advanced, they abandoned their works, and fled into the woods, where the Yagers foon followed them. I cannot fpeak with any certainty of the enemy's lofs on the 19th, but yesterday Count D'Heillimer informed me, his different parties in the woods killed 109 brigands.

I fend a lift of the killed and wounded of our troops fince the landed on the 9th inftant.

The French inhabitants who, through fear or compulfion, as fome of them fay, or through inclination, as is generally believed here, had joined the infurgents, have come in, and given themfelves up to me. I have fent them all to the lieutenant-governor's, to be tried by the civil power.

If we have a few days of dry weather, we hope to clear the country fo far as to enable me to put the troops in comfortable quarters, agreeably to your excellency's orders.

We have taken, in their different pofts, fince the 9th inftant, above twenty pieces of cannon, many of them fo bad that, though they used them, our artillery men would not think it fafe to do fo. The ammunition we found in their batteries, was chiefly calculated for close attack, being grape and canister, made of pieces of cut iron; they had but few round fhot. I fend inclofed a copy of the terms of capitulation made with Captain Commandant Joffey, under which near 180 have furrendered, and are now on board a transport in this bay, waiting your further directions.



Captain Rutherford, of the engineers, wifhes to go to St. Vincent's and returns by the veffel that carries this. And I fend my major of brigade, Captain Drew, who is an intelligent officer, and is perfectly acquainted with every thing that has been done here, and able to anfwer


any questions your excellency may wish to afk, where I have not been particular or explicit enough.

I have the honour to be, &c.
Major General.

Mount Nefbit, June 10, 1796.

Terms ef Capitulation agreed upon by Major-General Oliver Nicolls, commanding his Majefty's Forces in the land of Grenada, and Captain Joffey, commanding the troops of the French Republic in the fame Iland.

Article I. The pofts under the command of the above Commandant Joffey, viz. Mabonia, or Dugaldstone, the Vigie, or the hill of Gouyave, and Dalincourt, fhall be furrendered to the arms of his Britannic Majefty.

Art. II. The battalion, of which the faid Captain Joffey is commandant, the artillery, and the commiffariat of the French Republic, comprehending, however, no perfon not formerly free, fhail be prifoners of war, and remain fo till exchanged.

Art. III. The garrifon of each poft fhall march out with the honours of war, and lay down their arms in fuch place as will be pointed out to them, after which they will be conducted to the most convenient place till they can be embarked.

Art. IV. All guns, ordnance ftores, commiffary's ftores, public papers, and effects belonging to the French Republic, or actually in the poits occupied by their troops, are to be delivered up faithfully to the proper officers who will be fent to receive them.

Art. V. The officers will retain their swords, and both officers and men their baggage.

Art. VI. The poft of Mabonia will be taken poffeffion of as foon. as the capitulation is figned; and of Gouyave an hour afterwards; the poft of Dalincourt at four o'clock this afternoon.


Major General.

Return of his Majefty's and Colonial Troops killed and wounded in the Iland of Grenada, from the 9th to the 19th of June, 1796.

Royal Artillery-1 major, 1 rank and file, wounded.

3d Regiment, (or Buffs)-1 rank and file, killed; 5 rank and file, wounded.

8th Regiment, (or King's)-1 rank and file, killed; 5 rank and file, wounded.

27th Regiment-1 rank and file, killed.

Lowenftein's Yagers-4 rank and file, killed; 1 captain, I fubaltern, 19 rank and file, wounded.

Royal Etrangers-2 rank and file, killed; 1 fubaltern, 24 rank and file, wounded.

Royal Black Rangers-1 fubaltern, I rank and file, wounded.


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