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Downing Street, Nov. 29.
A Disnatch of-which the following is a
cony, has been received from Lieut. Gen.
S>r George Prevost Rart. addressed to
Earl Bathurst, one of His Majesty’s Prin
cipal Secretaries of State.
Head.Quarters, P/at tab urg,
Stute of j\e\u ■ York, Sc fit. 11. 1814.>
Mt Lord—Upon the arrival of the re
inforcements from the Garonne, I last no
tire- in assembling tlm e brigades on the
frontier of Lower Canada, ex’endiag from
the river Richelieu to the St Lawrence ;
and in forming them into a division under
the command of Major General Do Rotten*
burg, for the purpose of carrying i <to ef
fect His Royal Highness the Prince Re.
gent’s commands, which had been conveyed
to me by your Lordship in your disputch of
the 3d of June last. As the troops conc.en
trated and approached the line of separa
tion between this province and the U. States,
the American army abandoned i*s entrench
ed camp on the river Chazy, at Champlain;
a position I immediately seized, and oejn.
pied in force on the 3d instr The follow
ing day tne whole of the left division ad
vanced to the village of Chazy, without
meeting the least opposition from the ene
On the 5th it halted within 8 miles of this
place, having surmounted the “'Acuities
created by the obstructions in the road,
from the felling of tress, and the removal
of bridges. The next day, the division mo
ved upon Plattsburg in two columns, on
parallel roads ; the right column led by
major general Power’s brigade, supported
by four companies of light infantry, and a
demi.brigade under major general Robin*
son ; the left by major general Brisbane's
brig.de. The enemy’s militia supported
by his regulars, attempted to impede the
advance ot the right column, but were dri.
ven betore it from all their positions, and
the column entered Plattsburg. This rapid
movement having reversed the strong posi
tion taken up by the enemy at Dead Creek,
it was precipitately abandoned bv him, and
his gun-boats alone left to defend the lord,
and to prevent our restoring the bridges,
which had been imperfectly destroyed, an
inconvenience soon surmounted. Hero I
found the eirmv in the occupation of an e
tigi-I.C/.Tldg-*- rr-f ’..VI on ice South branch
of t e Saranac, crowned with three strong
redoubts anti other field works ar.d block
hou'-es, armed with heavy ordnance, with
tUeir flofilia, (the Saratoga, 26 guns ; Sur
prize, 20 guns ; Thunderer, 16 guns; Pre
ble, 7 guns; 10 gunVjoats, 16 guns,) at an
chor out of gun shot from the shore, con
aisting of a ship, a brig, a sellr. a sloop and
10gun-boats. I immediately communica
ted the circ«m5tauce to Captain Downie,
wV.u had been recently appointed to com
mand the vessel* on Lake Champlain, con
sisting of a ship, a brig, 2 sloops and 12
gun boats, (the Confiance, 36 guns ; Lin- '
net, 18 guns; Broke, 10 guns; Shannon.
10 guns; 12 gun-boats, 16 guns,) and re
quested his co-operation ; and in the mean
time batteries were constructed for the guns
brought from the rear.
On the morning of the 11th, our flotilla
was seen over the isthmus which j iinsCum
berland Head with the main land steering
for Plattsburgh bay, f immediately order
ed that part of the brigade under maj. gen.
Robinson, which had been brought forward,
consisting of four light infantry companies,
2d battalion, 27th and 79th regiments, and
major general Power's brigade, consisting
of the 3d, 5th, 1st battalion 2’th and 58'h
regiments, to force the ford of Saranac,
and advance, provided with scaling lad
ders, to escalade the enemy's works on the
heights; this force was placed under the
command of major general Robinson. The
batteries opened the fire the instant the
ships engaged.
It i* now, with deep concern I inform
your Lordship, that, notwithstanding the
intrepid v,der with which captain Downie
led his flotilla into action, my most sanguine
hopes ot complete success were, not long
afterwards, blasted, by a combination, as
it appealed to us, ot unfortunate events, to
which naval warfare is peculiarly exposed.
Scarce y had His Majesty’s troops forced
a passage across the Saranac, and ascended
the height on which stand the enemy’s
works, when I had the extreme mortifica.
tion to bear the shout of victory from the
enemy's works, in consequence of the Bri.
tish Rag being lowered on board the Confl
ancc and Linnet ; and to -our gun bsats
seeking their safety in flight. This unlook
ed for event depriving me of the co-opera*
tion of the Heft, without which the further
prosecota n of the‘-ervice was become im
practicable, I did not hesitate to arrest
the Course of the troops advancing to the
attack, because the most complete success
would have been unavailing, and the pos
session of the enemy's works offered no
advantage to compensate for the loss ic
mu'd have sustained in acquiring possession
, of them.
I have otdered the batteries to be dis
mantled, ihe gars withdrawn, and the bng
8*g«. with the wounded men who can be
removed, to be sent hi the rear, in order
that the troops may be sent to Ciinr.y to
morrow, and on the following day to Cham,
ftlaln, where I propone to halt until l have
ascertain**; the use the enemy propose na
king of tht naval ascendancy they have ac
quired on Lake Champlain. I have the
honor to transmit herewith returns of the
loss sustained by the left division of the ar
my in its advance to Plattsburg, and in
forcing a passage across the river Saranac.
I have the honour to be, 8cc.
Right Hon. Earl Bathurst.
Admiralty •Office, .\ov. 26;
Cofiy of a letter from Commodore Sir J. L.
Yro, commander in chief of His Afajcs*
ty’s shifts and vessels on the Lakes of
Canada. to J. If Crocker, Esq. dated on
hoard His ATujesty's sh ifi St, Lawrence,
ct Kingston, 24th Seflteuber, 1814.
, T have the honour to transmit, for tdft
information of the Lords Commissioners of
the Admiralty, a copy of a letter from
Cantata Pring, late commander of His
Majesty’s brig Linnet, It appears to me,
and I have good reason to believe, that
Captain Dnwnie was urged, and his ship
hurried into action before she was in a fit
i* ate to meet the enemy. I am also of opi •
nion, that there was not the least necessity
■or our squadron giving the enemy such de
cided advantages, by going iu*o their bay
to engage them ; e»en had they been suc
cessful, it would not in the least have assis»
ted the troops in storming the butteries —
whereas, h id our troops tuk'u their batte
rr s firs-, it vould have ob’iged the enemy's
squadron to quit the buv, and give ours a
| :ata chance. I have the honour, xc.
Com norlore and Commander in Chief. I
Z*ond'jn% JSTox*. 26 —Paris pipers of WH
nest! iv just received. Six^nv entire
has i»'/en united to !*r»issia >ej'on ! al! doubt.
t»reat Britain acceded to i'. I'he French
torce intended to take possession of Bour
bon, sailed tro:n Basque Kouds on Tuesday |
last. _ _ |
We hear it is fully determined, that m i.
’ar gen. sir Geo-gu Murray should be sent
to America Several engineers officers,
ha*** lately been ordered to the Nether
T..e Earl of Livernool in the House of
Lords and Mr Vansi-tart in the House of
Commons, on Monday night declared that
the Negotiation at Ghent was still pending;
and both complained of the conduct of the ’
American government in publishing a par*
tial anil garbled account ot the commence
ment o! a na^otiat i>r. still in progress wh'Ch
could only be intended to strengthen toe
war party, against this country. In answer
to the Marquis of Lanslown, 'he Earl ot
Liverpool declared that Government had
no knowledge of the fact asserted bv the
American Secretary of State, re’ativ- to
s.aves being taken from the .American Slates
and sold by British subjects; but that an
enquiry was ordered to be m ide, and that
it auv person should be found guilty of so
atrocious an offence thay would be pun
Capt. F. Hickey is appointed to the St.
Lawrence, 100, carrying the broad pendant
of Sir Jam-s Yeo.
November 23.—Government yesterday
received despatches from Lord Castlerea;h
dated the 11th instant. The only account
which transpired respecting their contents '
was “ that matters were going on well.**
.Yovcmhpr 28. —The court martial on S r
James Murray, is to be held on the 16th
January next.
A Hamburg paper states that the Gen.
Defoiir who was lately arrested in France,
was recruiting for the American States.
M<- Longman fk Co, have adv^r-for
publication Del, CHAKlXM VGNE, an
Epic F iem, by Lucien r».ua:>me.
Of Sfiain — The intelligence from Spain,
shews lie anxe v of the government >f t:;e
mother c untry as to her colonies ; and for
ced contributions have been exir.vd fmm
the merchants of Cadiz ni»« of whon has
paid 10 OtiO dollars to accelerate the annu
ment dost ned for S nttli America
Portsmouth. AW 25.—The Streatham,
which left Batavia on lie 20 h July, was de*.
tai :cd at th .t place in consequence of an
embargo which had been laij r.n accoant of
some American privateers being in that
quarter. One of the privateers, of 20 guns
and 200 meo, had been captured by the
Owen Gleiulower frigate. A prize to the
Hyder Ally, American privateer, (of llos^
ton) hid run into Saldana Bay, (Cape of
Good Hope) in distress, and was there ta*
ken possession of by the garrison. She wa»
; captured on the coast of Sumatra.
I firnna, Nov. 13.—It is believed the em .
peror Alexander, and the King of Prussia,
will depart for Berlm after the ceremony
shall hare taken place, reestablishing the
Imperial dignity of Germany in the House
| of Austria, If nothing interyen'; to proven*
it, this ceremony will take place on the
| 2'Jth. I he rights of the new Emperor will
| be chiefly honorary. The head of the em.
pine will call for declarations of war. will
receive proposals for peace, will com muni,
cate them to the General Diet, and will pro
pose to it every thing he may deem useful
to the interests of Germany. In codfcert
with the kings of the empire, he will watch
over the Germanic Constitution. Germany
will be divided into seven principal branen
cs of nations, or families; at the head of
each will be placed a monarch to direct the
military forcr. Two nations will be subnr.
dinate to Austria, two to Prussia, one to
Bavaria, another t*» Wirtemberg, and the
seventh to Hanover,
It is presumed that the medial princes of
Germany will be appointed grand dignila
ne» around the future c nperor, and the
organs of that head of k.ngs at the Geuer.d
\i to the imperial cities, it is asserted,
that those of their, mi/intained by the vote of j
the empire of ;803 will continue as such.—
T <cy are Frankfort, Nuremberg and Aug?«
burg. Dantzic will i>« Prussian.
The partition of t.te German districts a
long the Rhine *r. still unsettled. The foN
lowing appears the most probable scheme :
Tne Meuse will be the frontier of Holland;
the country between-the Meuse and the
Rhine will be ceded »*> Prussia, the mi l lie
Rhine to llavari.t, an l the soutoern part of
its left bank »■«> the (5rand Duke of B.i len ;
*'f*ota and Ivehl will become fortresses of
the empire.
There is more talk than ever of giving a
head to Switzerland ; that unfortunate couo
trv is agitated by domestic dissensions, which
it is full time to put an end to.
Dresden, Oct. 2S. — V le igth our lot is j
decided, and there no Ibngerexis's an E’ec-1
torste or Kingdom uf Saxony This hoe
capital, which has been so long the resi
dence of our august s tvereigns, will become
a mere provincial town.
The greater part of Sjx 'ov will be united
to Prussia, and we shall Os Prussian sub
rhe Dike of Stxe Weimar has certain
nortioiri tssignecl atm. a a compensati >n for
giving ,> iii*- evcutual cl »im to the succe«sl
-u of tue :r-v.vn ; but this prince is neither
t > h i ve t ie city of Leiptic ; nor the districts
»•' Nan n;mr», Mersebourg, and Zests, as
once repotted.
It h i- i .n been promised, that Saxony
shall rev.: it its name, consti-.ation. liberties,
and finances : h it how can iii this bo re
conciled .von 'hr a. i nf Prussia, whch al
ways ten ia to osu uniform aim ? time v/di
shew w!t it this is.
JVjv. 11 — File 'O emu drlive-y o" the king*
dnm of Saxony to the Prussian An* borides,
tb*t is to say, t> their F.x .allencies the’
Minister of is it.- ia »n R.*rk and Major
■ s ueral Miron Gau Iv til • one provision* ly
the Civil Governor, the other Mihtary tyiv
ern .r of Sax j-y, by Prince lleputn, was
carried in.o eifect, on tlv-3 ,h instant, in the
s il vrnofthe Pal ice of linihl, in which a’I
the Saxon auviiorities. civil and military,
were assembled. It was in pres-ice of an
assembly of more than 200 person*, of the
first classes belonging to the State, that
Prince Kepuin pronounced his fire ve l a I.
dress, which affected his auditors with uve.
ly emotion.
[The speech of Prince Kepuin. here nl
lu led to. is very affectionate. lie begins
thus •] 6
“ A compact entered into by Russia and
Prussia, and to which Austria apd Engl.in 1
have acceded, places the future administra
tion of Saxony in the hands of hi* M jesty
the King of Prussia. It is therefore the last
time, gentlemen, t iat I appear among you
as the Deputy of Alexander, appointed to
watch over your weifar?, and indirect your
efforts to the sacred cau.-.e of the cm mcip
lion of Europe. For all the good that I have
had it in my power to do, while performing
t lis honorable task, I am indebted to you,
crave M ixons. J found 5300 troops ; on
V ur embus am, yoartruv German hearts,
iuipule l you to ilv to terns it1.lie first sum
nn.in--; and in ;r»e - * v. r . ica oi three
months, .ic > aid euher joined t’te
victorious legions tit Alexander and Frede
rick William, or were m iuil march to 4o
L'le then gnc3 on to mention other i n -
portan* services rendered by Saxony; »
mong o i»er.-, that, notwithstanding th ex
haunted state of the country, and that there
was no longer a public exchequer, yet, that
in the shot c space of six wetits, owin'*’ to
the zeal of the governors of the p.ovinces
numeious magazines i isured supplies ‘or
400,000 men returning to their country ; and
addressing his thunks t . the worthy inhabi
tants, lie says *’ \ ur active industry and
indefatigable ex-rfons have already erased
the most frightf d traces of war; it is by
you that the fields ;re mice m-re cultivated
—t 't it the villages ri .e ig tin from their ash
es” He speaks with tenderness of their
attachment to a Sovereign who for half a
century had preside* over their destinies,
; now diip-.iucsscd of his dominions; and con
j eludes w th die f >1 lowmg passage :]
“ A hippy futurity opens b-fo e you_
Saxony will c. ntinue Saxony—her frontiers
wilt remain untouched. A libera! con-titu
1 tion will ensure her political exi teoce & in
cl . idual prosperity ; and under the powerful
and pater.ial protection of Frederick Wil
liam and his descendants, she wll not be,
as heietofore, exposed every half century
to the ravages of war. With this cheering
conviction. I resign the government of your
; countrv into the hands of the g -vernnrs ap
pointed by his Majesty the King of Prus
sia. Frederick. William, a ju;,t and gene
rous Sovereign, great in adversity, magnan
imous in prosperity, will su; erintend vour
destinies; His powerful hand wiil protect
you: he has a right to your love, and to a
sincere and unbounded submission; Yon will
never be indifferent to my august Sove
reign ; by resigning ymi into the hand? of
his friend, he is certain of assuring your
; felicity.”
s^c%fi9tci Ucf 24 —• l lie brother of ;hf.
j of Prussia, his roval higoess Fred-nek Wil
liam, is to be Viceroy of Sixony. and to
marry an Austrian Prince*. The Consti u
tiou of Saxony will not be changed. Th*
return of the Icing is no more spoken of_
Wm, bear from Ber'in that be U retur ed '
toTreleric feld, where he has bespoke his
apartment for 3 mouths.
Vienna, €>ct 28.— I tie crown of Poland
i will be placed on the head of the Emperor
| Alexander. Lord Cattlereagh opposed for
a Ion* time tbe union of Poland with Russia ;
as Austria did the annexation »t Saxony to
itboui elfect.
;n Prince of the Netherlands
300na, ;uiTitt the title of the
King of Belgium.
Hanover, jVvv. 14 —The prince Regent
of Engiand has issued * proclamation, that
i ie Whig’s OorgjarvStates will in future
t,.ro. tfir^ii'gdo n of Hanover, and his Ma
jesty’s ritfS he King of the United King.
1 Join of (ireat Britain and Ireland, King ol
Hanover, and Duke oi B u.uwick and Lu
uehurg, Cic.
Aninttelt, JVov. 4.—A public print his the
lii.u’im# o ill ’i/* I m rl.. t «.l \f_■_
Vienna a formal proposal to consent to re
ceive an indemnity for the Crown of N a*
pie1*, which would then be restored to its
ancient nassessor. The death of Queen Ca
roline of Sicily has diminished s'i** more
the s nail party of King Joachim, by all «.v.
ing the fears of those among the nobility
who were apprehensive that they should
not be able to recover the favor of that
Princess ”
tro:n Ttalu, Nov. I.—-The king of Sicily
is on the point of setting out for the Congress
at Vienna, where it is «:,id he will enforce
his claims to the kingdom of Naples.
Tuesday, Nov. 8.
17" The following is the conclusion of the
Prince Regen:s Speech, omitted in our last
— Irtrtist.
(lentlewt of the Home of Common*.
I regret the necessity of the large expen
diture rhich ve must be oreparsi to meet
io the course of the ensuing year ; but the
circumstances un ler which the long and
arduous contest in Europe has been carried
on and concluded, have unavoidably led to
i u*ge arrears, fur which you will see the
necessity of providing ; and the war still
subsisting with America, renders the con.
tinuance of great exertions indispensable.
Hi3 Royal Highness having finished the
reading of the Speech, and retire 1, the Earl
of Abingdon, after a variety of observa
tions, concluded by moving the Address,
which, as is usual, wa3 a mere ec 10 of the
R grot's Speech
Lm*d I) ir-dey could not approve of the
terms use 1 in *he Speech, with rss.icct to
V-nsrea. He conceived that the Naval
Administration of the country had oeen
badly conducted, and gave notice that he
shoal 1 feel it his duty to bring the subject
for ward as early as possible.
Lord Mel mile ’•eplied.
The 1) ’to of S’ *rt dk reo^ihate l the
glowing <er-ns in which the \merican war
•»'ns sunken of in - he Revent’s Speech,which
var he considered as trulv disastrous.
Lor I Grenville, in a speech of considera.
'>'■ up jo :d the Address, and c.on
Is nned ihs measures pur«ne l in A nerica
He siid, the war with 'hu coun ry had as
sumed a new character, and described the
burning of the civil buildings at Washing
ton as an act of barbarous warfare, incon*
si->tent with European manners.
Lord Liverpool replied to Lord G. and
the Address wa3 carried without amend
In tli; debate on the Address to the ?le
i«"t, Mr. W itsbread said—
“ I* might n it be useless to ask, what
was the ground of difference between the
t o countries—for what England was fight"
iog with America ? Before they were cal
•led on to pay the price of the battle he
•hought it would be wisdom to ascertain
for v/hat the battle was to be fought. Was
it respecting boundary—the principle gov*
erning the impressment of seamen —or the
general question of maritime rights > If
they were fighting for the maritime rights
of England—maritime rights, which, no
doubt would be defined by the Congress at
Vienna—it ought to be ascertained wheth
er they did not wish to exact more from
America than they tlssired from any other
power. Toe effects resulting fr.un the at
tack <>n Washington were very different
' fro n what it had been attempted to make
this country believe ; is it had enabled Mr.
Madison to obtain those militias which was
before withheld, and conciliated those par*
ties which had bee 1 hosti e to the war and
the government. They h-*.ard nothing no w
of the separation of the Sa.es ; of the in*
c.rea«ed spread of the spirit of disunion ;
for, since the attack on Washington, ail had
united to revenge the common wrong. The
destruction which took place at Washing
ton, the capital of a rising empire—con
duce so unlike that of the Goths before the
walls of Rome—whether or not there was
any ground for retaliation, was quite un
worthy of a great, dignified and powerful
i nation.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer in re*
ply, and in justification of the burning at
Washington, said, “ What did the Ameri
cans at York, the Capital of Upper Cana
; da f Why, they not only burnt the house of
1 the Governor, but also every house belong
ing to the meanest individual, even to a
! shell, and left the populace in the most
j wretched condition !—\yt gross falsehood.]
HOUSE Of LORDS, Nov. 26.
The E irl of Donoughmnrc gave notice of
his intention to bring under their Lord*
ship’s consideration a tsubj«cc, upon which
it was of tlie utmost importance that the o"
pinion of that house should be speedily and
distinctly known He wished the subject
had fallen into bands better calculated to do
it justice, and he had waited for a consid
er i »le time to see whether any one else was
inclined to take it up before the recess—
but not fi i.iing that it was the intention of
a y <ther person to call their Lordship’s
attention to the matter at so early a period,
he teit it his duty to do so ; and, tlieielore,
gave uo <ce, that on Thursday next he
should suo.nit a resolution to this effect,—
that it was the duty of that house prompt*
ly and decidedly to declare its opinion upon
the system of spoliation and aggrandizmeut
whicn appeared to be pursued at the Con
gress at Vienna: Sc he moved, that Lords
be summoned for that day, which was or
dered accordingly.
November 14.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, alter
a high eulogium upon the late Gen. Ross,
noved that the Prince Regent be hereby
requested to give directions for the erec.
tion of a Monument to his memory. The ;
mo.ion was unanimously agreed to.
In the course of his remarks, the Chan**
cellnr of the Exchequer said,
lie could not help expressing a hope,
iji*c this vengeance, thus signally indicted,
[alluding to the destruction at Washing-*
ton] would be the last, and that to aggra*
vation would render a recourse no similar
measur*s necessary. He also would ti.k*
that oppot - ni'y of stating, that instruct
tions ha l been sent out to the coast of A*
merica, to abstain from further inflictions,
unless rendered necessary by fresh enorrni
r^es~',fl order which "he was satisfied.
(Jen. Koss, had he lived, would have felt
sincere pleasure in promulgating.”
Portamou'h, JVbv. 14.
Arrived, the Nereus, 36 Ca >t Dixon,
with a convo^ from the Brazils, and mo*
nev on hrard, 510(00 do’lars, mostly oa
account of Government. The Phebe fri.
gate, with the American frigate Essex, her
prize, sailed in co.
. Plymouth, Nov. 13.
* hia morning arrived the Phebe, 36. capt,
.lillyar, with the American frigate Essex,
her prize. 1 he Phebe, it is said, has spc«
t cie ou board. 1 tie Essex has made signals
to come up the harbour.
London, Nov. 24.
A pretty general rumour was current
yesterday toward the close of’Chauga,
that there had been some serious common
tion in France, although n • particulars of
time or p! ice could be collected.
\n order was given for the Ministers of
the Ex*E nperor to quit Paris. They have
not sub nitted r<» this order, saying that the
Constitution does not admit of arbitrary
ac.fs. - '
File grounds stated in the P rism i cir*
c’es f »r t.ie arrest of Gen. D f >ur are, that
he nade 4 very criminal proposal to a*cen
tmel on duty at the d .or of ais Majesty
and who had disclosed the fact After
wards, in order to silence this rumour it
was given out that he had been recruitin'
men lor the V n trican Government, a pro*
ceeding which the court would not permit.
We have been positively as ureJ, that, in
point of tact, orders have bee s prepared, in
the respective departments of the French
military administration, for an additional
recruiting to a very large extent—80 or
100,00'J men, as it is stated to us. They
are. perhaos m a t t beu-,ed bvthediplyi
matic skill of l alley rand, as means* of
strengthening hi* arguments at the Con*
l i.e general opinion of tlie public rei nect
Ing the Date of Wellington’s embassy to
i iris will, wi havereasontosuupo e.be
venaed by his Grace’s recall. Ills life ,s
even said to exposed to some danger in
the French capital, from the civil passion*
winch h:s presence there has excited ; and
the most ordinary civilities or proposals are
received with CJldutss and caution, only
because they come from him. Report se"
leccs Lord ilu.-ro A’&y as tii- D-i:re’ . -ac
sessor in his present: employment-Lord
Mulgrave to be President of the council, ir.
tiie room of Lord Harrowby ; and the
Duke ol Wellington Mister-General oft le
Ordinance, in the place oi Lord \lul
. „ , _ London, Nov 23/
Pans Papers of Wednesday, are just re
ceived —Saxony, entire, has been united to
1 russia, beyond all doubt: —Great Britain
acceeded to it. 'File French force inten
ded to take possession of Bourbon, sailed
trorn Basque lioads on Tuesday lust.
The expedition fitted out at Batavia, a
gainst M icassar, under General Nightin
gale. has been ‘ucce<sful Part oi the trooo*
has returned to the Island.
We hear it is fully determined, that Mai.
General bir George Murry should be sent
to America. This Oificer was Quarter
,vlaster General to the Wellington army,
and me commander in chief was most par*
ticu^rly indebted to him on all cccfct
,k u \ .5‘neer ^“cers belonging to
the British Army have been lately ordered
to the Netherlands.
_ , .... November 25.
I he Duke of Wellington is said to have
remonstrated successfully against the ob
servations made in the Pans papers on the
capture of Washington / against the rev
ception of American armed vessels in the
ports ot France/ and even against tits
sending out of French commercial Con ulc
to tne ports of America during our blot-£«
ad . Reference was h id to tha Duka
obtain a pass through the blockade of the
ports ot America, to a French ship which
had been some time in readiness t> t*k«a
her departure from Havre d* Grace- Tina
application has b.en ineffectual ; and tha
j cause *f its ill success in ay be easily ex
plained, as there are about 300 Prench ON
Peers who have taken their passage b/ this
vessel, and who had applied to Mr Craw
ford, the Republican Minister at Paris, to
know whether tney c >u d acquire rank in
the army ot the U. States.
On Monday night landed, at Torbay,
Captain Craiue, ot Bisliopgate stivet, L >n«
don, late matter, and sole owner of the
brig Alexander, from Leghorn to London,
he was taken on the 14.ta inst.e'tfit or ten
leagues south of the Lixard by the Ameri
can privateer Leo, ot 275 tans, and only 4
guns—nine days fro n L’Orient. Captain
Craine was tour day* nn board the Leo, and
was informed by her commander that the
French government did not permit him ta
have any guns on board at the time he snip
[ rd, and that he paid Pilots 10M. to smuggle
' them off. Capt. C. was put on board a
Spanish ship, and from thence to the fi*h>
ing sloop that landed him.
Captain Bratt, master of the Swedish
brig Minerva, arrived at Milford, 8c bound
to Dublin, states that on the 8Ui ot Oct >
ber last, in lat. 3», 43 long. 16 12, he wa»
boarded bv the American privateer True
Blooded Yankee, and plundered oi every
valuable article on boa il, including clothes,
after which he was suffered to proceed—
and that the True Bmoded Yankee tv**
compelled to quit the Fi-euch shore in ro,.9

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