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nents fo funty dởe to the conduct of of extending the voluntarý services of thie my good and faithful Ally the Einperor Militia to Holland, would tend most inane of Ruffia ; to his magnanimity and wif. terially to accomplish the desirable end. dom, dirécling to lo many quarters of His Lordship then enumerated the gälä Europe the force of his extensive and Yant exploits of our various Commanders, powerful Empire, we are, in a great de and concluded with proposing an Adgree, indebted for the fuccess of our own dress the echo of the Speech. efforts, as well as for the rapid and fa- · Lord Amherst seconded the morion. vourable change in the general situation The question was then put, and the of affairs. I have directed copies to be Addir ss carried nem. dis. Jaid before you of tholé engag-ments, Lord Grenville moved, that there he which have consolidated and cemented a laid before the Houte copies and extracts tonnection to confonant to the perma- of correspondence between the feveral nent interests of my Empire, and lo im- Governors in India, the Prefidencies portant at the prefent moment to every there, and the Court of Directors, repart of the civiliz d world.
lative to Tippoo Sultan fince the arrival ** Gentlemen of the House of Com- of Lord Mornington in India; which mons.
motion was agreed to. “The ample Supplies which have
25. Several petitions respecting the granted to me in the course of the late hearing of appeals were presented, the Seffion will, I'trutt, fo nearly provide titles read, and ordered to lie upon the for the exigencies of the public service, James's with their Address to his Ma
table. Their Lord ships proceeded to sto even on the extensive scale which our present operations require, as to enable jesty, me, without further aid, to continue State Paper's relative to the treaties en
26. Lord Grenville presented several those exertions to the close of the pre: jered into between the Emperor of Ruffent year:~but in order to afford you fia and his Majesty.; and also papers rez the convenience of a longer recers, I re- lative to the late Indian war. "All of commend it to you to confider of pro- which were ordered to lie on the table, viding for the expences which will be and their Lordships adjourned. pecessary in the early part of the ensuing year; and with this view I have ordered HOUSE OF COMMONS.-Sept. 24. the proper Eftimates to be laid before
The Speaker having read kis Majeft you.
ty's Speech, “ My Lords and Gentlemen,
Mr Shari Lefevre rose to move an « In pursuance of your recommenda. Addrels to his Majesty thereon. tion, I judged it proper to communicate Colonel Elford Ieconded the motion. to my ivo Houses of Parliament in Iré as. Mr Shaw Lefevre brought up the Jand, at the close of their latt Sellion, Report of the Committee on the Addreis, the lentiments which you had exprified to which the House having agreed, to me respecting an incorporating Union Mr Pitt moved that his Majesty's with that kingdom. The experience of Speech be considered co-morrow. every dav confirms me in the persuasion Mr Plumer said, that there should be tha: fignal benefit would be derived to á call of the Houle, that the representaboth Countries from that important mea- tion of the people at large might be affüre ; and I trust that the disposition of forded every opportunity of confidering my Parliament there will be found to the measure intended to be proposed by correspond with that which you have Ministers relative to our Militia; that Dianifeftrd for the accomplishnient of a they might afrent to it or not as their work which would tend to much to add maiure judgments Mould guide them.to the security and happiness of all my One part of ihe principle certainly met Irish subjects, and to consolidate the his approbation, viz. that of reducing the, strength and prosperity of the Empire.” number of the militia, as Mould every His Majesty having retired,
measure that iended to decrease the ex.. The Marquis of Buckingham, in a penditure of the kingdom. But the other ipeech of much argument, went over part, viz. that of sending them out of the the grounds, which the wed the necefiry kingdom, inet his ftrongest dillike; for of tu:thering, with all our efforts, the he could not but doubt the utility of distinguished zeal of our Allies, and for transporting the lower of our army to this purpose his Lordslip was of opinion Holland. He then moved a call of the that the measure proporéut it the Speécli; House for to-morrow fortnight.
Mr Jones said, he cordially agreed in Mr Dundas, pursuant to his notice, sentiment with the last Hou. Gentleman, aaved for leave to bring in a Bill to en. and would as cordially second his mo able his Mjefty to accept the voluntary tion.
Tervices of additional men from his MiMr Pitt said, that he could not bring litia forcés. himself to believe that he Hon. Gentle. Tbe veftion being put, man meant to perlift in his motion; for, Mr Tierney, in oppoqrion to the ques. as the importance of the subject fuff. tion, and in opposition to its principie, ciently spoke for itself, he was convinced gave his most decided negative, and conthat was an argument as perfuafive to cluded with staring, that as he anticiurge the attendance of members who pated no ultimate good could possibly chose to appear in their seats, as any call arise from any thing on this topic that of the House couid poflibiy be.
he should advance, it was his determinaThe House then divided, for the ma- tion to be filent on the futuject here. tion, 4; againg it, 93 ; majority again after. it, 89.
Mr Sheridan entered brit fty into ob26. Mr Pitt moved the confideration servations, Mewing the madness (as he of his Majesty's Speech, which being termed it) of the prefent fyftem of warread from the chair,
fare; and, after some pointed remarks, Mr. Bragge moved a supply to the specified his resolution of reserving his King, and a Committee was ordered ultimate deciarations until the events of thereon to-morrow,
a few days furnished him with that which Mr Dundas, in compliments of the he already anticipated. highest strain of panegyric, moved the The Bil was brought in, and read a thanks of the House to the Governor first time, General of Bengal, to the Generals in Mr Dundas presented a copy of the the expedition againt Seringapatan, and treaty entered into between the Emperor to the oflicera and soldiers by whole of Russia and this country, which was ore bravery the late fuccefits in India were deresi to lie on the table. accomplished.--Agreed, nem. çon. He .27. Mr Dundas moved the second readthen moved that the thanks of this Houte ing of the Bill for enabling his Maj fty to be given to Sir Ralph Abercromby, and accept the Voluntary Services of a certain 13 Sir James Purteney, for their glorious, number of the Militia, which was agreed aichievements in carrying the Helder to, and the Bill ordered to be committed Paine in the face of the enemy, and to: on Monday. the officers, non-commissioned officers, The House resolved itself into a Com. and privates, serving under the above mittee, to iake his Majesty's Speech into Generals in the same expedition, which consideration, Mr Bragge in the chair. being also agreed to, nem. çon, the Right Mr. Pitt moved, that a supply be Hon. Secretary next proceeded to movs granted to his Majesty, which was agreed voles of thanks to Admiral Mitchell and to. the officers and leamen under his com 28. Mr Bragge brought up the Report mand, and that Lord Duncan be requells of the Committee, containing a Resoto communicate the fame, which like lution, that a Supply be granted to his wife was agreed to, nem. con.
Majelly, which was read and agreed to, Mr Dundas then, in terms of the warment and most expresive eulogium, On the motion of Mr Wallace, the entered into observations upon the gallant Navy Erimares for Jan, and Feb. 1800, prowels and singular valour of Sir Sidney were ordered to be laid before the House. Smith, together with the result thereof, Mr Rose moved, that there be laid and moved the thanks of the Hufe to before the Houfe the charges of Guards, bim, which being seconded by Mr Pict, Garrisons, and Ordnance, from S-pt. was carried nem. con. Thanks were 1999 to Sept. 1800; also the amount of then voted to his officers and leamen and Exchequer Bills issued. he was requested to communicate the These accounts were brought in imfame to thein,
FOR NOVEMBER 1799.
Intereting Intelligence from the London Gazettes.
Vienna, July 30. 1799.
General Meias has rent from the Lord Hendes an ihr Rght Hun. able news of the lusrender of that cita. Lord Wilam Bentin k, t which the del. An approa, h was made from the following are Copies an. Extracts, nave second paraliel again the GI cis on the been this day receive the Right Hon; night berw.en the 19th and on, and by Lord G.enville, his Majesty's Principal this means 30 paces were gained from Secretary of Siale for the Foreign De- the Glacis towards the covered way. partment.
As the bactéries of the second parallel
were nw finished, and the artillery plaCopy of a Letter from Lord Henley, to ced in them, the firing was re-commenLard Grenville, dated Vienna, July сed with the vimoft energy. 31. 1799.
The enemy then bandoned the covers
ed way, and retired within the works. MY LORD, I have the honour of enclofing to your ed way was now no longer necessary,
As the assault prejected against the coverLordship two Ex!raordinary Gozeties of Field-Marthal Lieut. Bellegarde derers this place, the one published yefterday mined on the following day to attack the evening with the important intelligence counter-guard, to maintain himself there, of the surrender of the Citadel of Alel and in the mean time to crown the fac sandria on the lift paft, and the other lient angles of the covered way, and to published this afternoon with the Arti- re-eftablith the necessary communica«. cles of Capitulation of that Fortress.
tions. The batteries against Mantua were
On the 2ift this work was completed finished on the 23d; and on the follow.. ing day a moft formidable and tremende upon the Talient angles, and especially ous fire was opened upon that place from upon that of the counter guard of the
ravelin between the bastions Beato AmaIII pieces of artillery.
deo and St Carno. A demi-lappe was M. Fiorella, late Commandant of the also pushed forward in the centre, to Citade! of Turin, having endeavoured within 20 paces of the angle of the basto inculcate into the minds of the inha. tion Amadeo, and by means of three bitants of a small place near Verona, boyaux on the left wing, to within 30 where he refided on his parole, his own
paces of the paliisades. seditious principles, has been sent to the
In the mean time our batteries concattle of Ruffstein ; and it has been noti- tinued firing in the two parallels, and fied !o lome of the principal Cisalpine the enemy answered them briskiy. prisoners for the information of the
Gen. Gardanne, Commander of the French Directory, that if any cruelty be Citadel, seeing the approaching danger, exercised on any of the French Emigrants and probably unwilling to fuftain an alin the service of this country made pri- fault, fent, at three in the afternoon of foners by the French, severe reprisals the 21st, his Adjutant General Louis, will be made on them (the Cisalpines) with a letter to? Field-Marshal Lieut. and such other prisoners as were not na- Bellegarde, to the following efftet: tives of France.
" That the answer which he had give It is with great pleasure that I men.
en him to his first summons to surrender tion that the report of M. de Chastelet's
was such as his duty required of him, death, which was confidently reported, and such as the Field Marthal Lieutenant is not true.
would have made bad he beer in his fitu. I have the honour to be, &c.
ation :--but that now, being enabled to Henley. liften to the voice of humanity, without
atling against his conscience or fear of three guns and 21 men. Volterra and se prouch, he was disposed to enter into a the whole country about Rome are free; negociation for a Capitulation upon con and only Perugia and Civita Vecchia are dicions which Frenchmen could accept, occupied by the enemy, of whom, howwho knew how to sacrifice every thing ever, a great number are fled to Anfor their honour."
As the bearer had no full power, he Extract of a Letter from Lord Henley to was immedia:ely fent back with injunc.
Lord Grenville, dated Vienna, Aug. 3. tions to procure in Aructions, and full powers within two hours, and to inform It gives me the greatest satisfaction to the Commandant that he should be re
be enabled to close my official corresponfponlible for any loss occafioned by his
dence from this place, with the importdelay.
ant intelligence of the Surrender of at eight in the evening the firing Mantua to ihie Imperial Arms. A Covon both sides ceafed : the Capitulation rier is just arrived from Gen. Kray, with was concluded: the Garrison in confe. dispatches of the 30th ult. ftating, that quence was made prisoners of war ;
on the 27th the Horn work was taken ; they marched out on the 22d at foor in on the 28th the town was summoned; the afternoon, laid down their arms on
on the 19th the Capitulation signed; and the Glacis, and were sent by Pavia into on the 30th the place was occupied by the Hereditary States.
the Imperial troops. The Garrison are Gen. Melas means hereafter to tranf. prisoners of war; ihe privates have libermit the Articles ot Capitulation, together ty to return to France, on the condition with a lift of the effects found in the of not serving againfi the Emperor or Citadel, and an account of our lors dur. bis Allies till they are exchanged against ing this obftinate fiege.
an equal number of Austrians. The exBy an unfortunate accident General change, it is ftipulated, shall take place Chastelet was severely wounded by a
immediately ; and the Officers are to be ball in quitting the trenches.
kept for three months in this country as Field Marshal Lieut. Kray writes un. hostages for the exact fulfilment of this der date of the 221, that is batteries bad Stipulation. been constructed before Mantua, and
Permit me, my Lord, to convey to that the artillery would be placed in you my most fincere congratulations on ther the following night, in order to
This moft fortunate and important event, batiet the body of the fortress.
which will furnith such facilities to the
further progress of the Allied Arms; and Vienna, July 31, 1799.
to add my moft cordial wishes, that the General Melas has dispatched Baron successes of the Allies may be continued Ertel with fix pair of colours, taken with the same brilliancy and rapidity from the Garrison of Alessandria, and which have distinguished all the operawith the Articles of Copitulation:
tions of this remarkable campaign. [Then follows the Capirulation.]
Head quarters, Bosco, July 30. There were found in the Citadel one My LORD, hundred and three guns of a different I have the satisfaction to inclose the calibre ; the other stores were not par. Capitulation of Mantua. The trenches ticularized at the departure of the ex had been opened only 14 days. The press. The number of prisoners of war Garrisop I am informed amounis to near of the Garrison was 2460, except the 13.000 men; the sick, including the nonfick hat were lefr behind.
cumbatants, are about soo. The lors According to the reports of Gen. of the Austrians does not exceed more Kienau to Gen. Melas, dated the 20h, than 200 men. from Florence, the people of Tuscany, I have the honour to be, &c. encouraged by the victories of the In
W. Bentinck. perial armies, and by the love of their
[Then follows the Capitulation.] Country and of their Prince, and a hat. sed of the enemy, have invested Leghorn,
Admiralty Office, Aug. 13. Pisa, Lucca, and Pescia,
[A letrer from Lord Nelson, dated According to this report, the Insur- July 14, incloses the following copy of gents of Florence have invefed the For his letter to Lord Keith.] treffes of Antignano and Pombino, made Foudroyant, Bay of Naples, July 13. 200 Frenchmen prisoners of war, took MY LORD, eight guns, and a French privateer with I have the pleasure to inform you of Ed. Mag. Nov. 1799.
the surrender of Fort St. Elmo (on the Kent, at ancbor off the Texel, Aug. 28. terms of the inclosed Capitularion,) after Sir, open batteries of eight days, during
Be pleased to acquaint the Lords Comwhich time our heavy batteries were ad- miffioners of the Admiralty, that I Mall vanced within 180 yards of the ditch. go on from my letter of the 25th inftant, The very great strength of St Elmo, and and say it blew to fred on Sunday that its more formidable position, wiil mark we could not approach the land, but the with what fortitude, perseverance, and weather becoming more moderate on activity, the combined forces muft have Monday, the whole of the feel, with acted." Capt. Troubridge was the Offi: the transports, were at anchor clofe in cer selected for the command of all the thore by noon on that day. I shall not forces landed from the fquadron. Capt. enter into a detail of the landing the Ball affifted him for seven days till his troops, or what happened on Tuelday; services were wanted at Malta, when his
as their Lordships will have that stated place was ably supplied by Capt. Hallo. by Vice-Admiral Mitchell: fuffice it to well, an Officer of the most distinguished lay, the troops rowed towards the fhore merit, and to whom Capt Troubridge at day-break, and landed, though immeexpresses the highest obligation. Capt. diately opposed by trumbers, and from Hood, with a Garrison for the Castle that time till half past four P. M. were Nuovo, and to keep good order in the continually in action. However, the gal. Capital, an arduous tak at that time, lantry of the British troops surmounted was also landed from the squadron ; and all difficulties, and drove the chemy I have the pleasure to tell you, that do wherever they met them. capital is more quiet than Naples. I The Ratrizan Ruffian fhip got alhore transmit you Captain Troubridge's let. on the South Haik, in coming to the ter to me with Returns of Killed and anchorage, where the remained some Wounded. I have also to state to your time in great danger ; but by timely af Lordship; that although the abilities and fistance, and exertion of her Captain and Tesources of my brave friend Troubridge Officers, in getting out some of the guns are well known to all the world, yet even and lightening her, he was got foff, and he had difficulties to struggle with in eve- last night reported to be again fit for ferry way, which the ftate of the capital vice. will easily bring to your idea, that has At five P. M. the Belliqueux, with her raised his great character even higher convoy from the Downs, anchored. than it was before.
This day it blows strong from the I am, &c.
Westward with a great furf, so that I Nelson. fear little can be done ; but I am fure the
Vice-Admiral will avail himfeit of every [Then follows Captain Troubridge's letter, the Articles of Capitulation, and opportunity to carry on the service, as I the return of killed and wounded.]
never wiineffed more attention and per
severance in spite of most unfavourable Copy of a Letter from Rear. Admiral Lord weather, to get the troops landed; and
Nelson, K. B. to Vice- Admiral Lord nothing shall be wanting, on my part: Keith, K. B. dated Foudroyant, Naples towards furnishing him with every zid Bay, July 13th, 1799.
in my power, in order to bring the bulio My LORD,
ness to a happy determination. His Sicilian Majesty arrived in this
I am, &c. Duncan. Bay on the roch, and immediately hoift P. S. Eight P. M. The weather is still ed his standard on board the Foudroyant, bad; but å lugger is just returned with where his Majesty still remains with all an answer to a letter I wrote Vice-Adhis Ministers.
miral Mitchell this morning, by which I have the honour to be, &c. I find the Helder Point was last night e
Nelson. vacuated and the guns in it spiked up: Admiralty-Office, Aug. 21.
The Lieutenant of the lugger likewise
reports, that the General and Vice-AdLieutenant Clay, of his Majesty's ship miral had not sent off their dispatches; Kent, arrived this morning with a dil. and as I think it of the greatest consepatch from Admira! Lord Duncan, K. quence that Government should have the B. to Mr Nepean, Secretary of the Ado carliest notice, I dispatch a cutter with miralty, of which the following is a co- this interesting inteligence, although it
Was my original intention only to have