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but the enemy, on observing our in- hope that the variety of occurrences tentions, weighed and went close into necessary to be stated will plead my the shoal of St. Vaast, and imme- excuse. diately between the batteries of La
I have, &c. Hogue and 'Tatiliou. I determined,
CHARLES GRANT however, to go as close to her as [. could, without getting on shore, in
Donegal, Nov. 17. hopes soinerbing might be done; but SIR,-On the 14th inst. being near after twice standing in close alongside to Barfleur, Captain Loring, of the of her, sustaining the fire of the two Niobe, informed me that two large batteries, together with the frigate, French frigates had sail. d from Havre which hy this time had received con- on the night of the 12th, and had been siderable reinforcements of men from chased into La Hogile by the Diana the shore, I found the fire so very and Niobe. Next morning in comheavy, that I saw po hopes of doing pany with the Revenge, I joined the any thing effectual against her. At Diana off La Hogue, and observed this time Capt. Malcolm, of the Do- one of the enemy's frigates a-ground, negal, arrived with the Revenge and near St. Vaast (the day before she Niobe, and the attack was renewed by had been driven from her anchors in the four ships, who continued going the gale from the southward), the in alternately, and made every exer- other was anchored very near to the tion so long as the tide would permit shore, between the forts of La Hogue them to do so; and I have no doubt and Tatiliou ; it was impossible to the frigate must have received very approach her but under the fire of ber great injury from it. I am sure I need guns and those of the two batterie, not tell you how very mortified all on which are very considerable. We · board the Diana and Niobe are, that, tacked three times near to her, foring after our anxious blockade, we have our broadsides whilst going about; not been able to do more; but I trust the Revenge, Diana, and Niobe did you will believe that every thing has the same; and it is with pleasure ! been done that was in our power to inform you that the ships were maget possession of the frigates; and it næusred with the greatest precision, is some consolation to be able to say, although the shot and shells fell in that one of them is on the rocks of abundance around them, and the guns Saint Vaast, on her beam ends, and could only be brought to bear when last night fell over on her larboard head to wind. At one o'clock the tide side, having been before 'on her star- of ebb drifting us to leeward, obliged board, and i he other laying apparently us to desist from the attack, and we on the shoal near the Fort, and, I anchored out of gun-shot. Some of trust, not in a state to go to sea for a our rigging is cut, and a shot in the considerable length of time. It now head of ihe main-top-mast; but otherremains for me to say, that nothing wise our damages are not very macould exceed the steady behaviour of terial. The Donegal had three men my officers and inen of the Diana; wounded, and Revenge seven, two of and to Mr. Rowe, the First Lieute- whom are since dead. Having on nant, I feel particularly indebted for board some of Colonel Congrese's his assistance and exertion. Captain rockets, in the nigbt I sent the boa Loring speaks in the bighest terins of under the command of Mr. Taylor, his officers and men, partieularly First Lieutenant of the Donegal, who Lieut. Simpson. I am happy to say, fired several in the direction of the that though we were a long time un. frigate. Whether from their effect der so beavy a fire, we have only one or from the effects of our cannonade, niarine slightly wounded, but the ship I know not, but at dav- light we ob has suffered very considerably in her served her nearer to ibe shore, and masts, sails, hull, and rigging: Unless a-ground; the other was on her beamthey dismantle the enemy's frigate, I ends, and nearly dry at low water. As shall continue ou my present station they were pow perfectly protected by until I have the honour to receive the batteries, it did not appear to me your orders. I have to beg your for- that any further attempt could be giveness for the length of this, but made to destroy them; I therefore re
umed my station with the Revenge, night. It fell calm early in the evene leaving the Diana and Niobe to watch iny, and conceiving, from our distance he port of La Hogue. Capt. Grant from Grao, that the boats of the Ac. vill have detailed to you the tive (who was considerably in the particulars respecting his own ship offing) would not arrive in time, I ind the Niobe; I have only to say wrote to Captain Gordon to request hat the conduct of both, whilst acting they might be sent immediately; I with me, was such as was to be ex. mention this as it will account why pected from well appointed English that ship's boats and marines were not rigates. One of the frigates I con- in the station assigned them in the ider to be lost; she was first on her attack, and that no possible blame can tarboard beam-ends, and when raised be imputed to the officers and men ry the tide, fell over, on its leaving employed in them for their pot being jer, ou her larboard side; the other present, as distance alone prevented nust have suffered very considerably them. Captain Whitby, of the Cer, from our shot, and where she is berus, very hạndsomely volunteered ground, is exposed to the cast winds. bis services on this occasion; but I I have the honour to be, &c.
considered it as a fuir opportunity for (Signed) P. MALCOLM
my Second Lieutenant (Slaughter),
(the First Lieutenant being absent, to Sir Roger Curtis, Bart. &c.
having been detached on other ser
vice in the barge the day before), to ADMIRALTY OFFICE, NOV. 24.
distinguish himself, and he has fully Transmitted by Sir Charles Cotton. I had in him. The convoy were
in every way justified the confidence Amphion, Gulph of Trieste, Junc 2. moored in a river above the town of Sir. -A convoy of several vessels Grao, and it was absolutely necessary rom Trieste were chaced into the to be first in possession of it, the defarbour of Grao by the boats of the fences of the town were two old castles, Imphion yesterdav, and the officer, almost in ruins, with loop-boles for Lieutenant Slaughter) on his return, musquetry, and a deep ditch in their eported they were laden with naval front, extending from one castle to tores for the arsenal at Venice. As the other. The boats from the Am. he Italian government are making phion and Cerberus put off from the great exertions at the present moment ship about 40 minutes past eleven, o fit out their marine at that port, and the marines of both ships, under he capture of this convoy became an Lieutenants Moore and Braitle (of »bject of inportance, and I was the marines), and Lieutenant Dickenson more induced to attempt it, as its pro- of the Cerberus, the whole under the ection (it was said) consisted only in command of Lieutenant Slaughter, 15 soldiers stationed at Grao, an open landed without musket-shot to the own in the Friule; the sequel will right of the town before day-light, and hew that we were buth ceceived as to instantly advanced to the attack, the he number of the garrison and the launches with carronades, under trength of the place; and if I should Lieutenant O'Brien (Third of the uter too much into detail in relating Amphion), accompanying them along o you the circumstances attending shore. It had been intended that the is capture, I trust you will consider Amphion's and Active's should have t on my part as only an anxious de- landed to the right of the town, and ire to do justice to the gallant exer- the Cerberus to the left, but the ions of triose who were employed on former boats not arriving, Lieutenant be occasion. The shoals of Grao Slaughter very properlv took the Cervrevent the near approach of shipping berus's with him, and left the gig to if burtben; the capture of the convoy, direct the' Active's to the left; of herefore, was necessarily confined io course they had much further to row, joat service, and I telegraphed to his and, much to the regget of all, did not Majesty's ships Cerberus and Active get on shore till after the place was in the evening of the 28th, that their taken. A very heavy firing compoats and marines should asseinble menced about dawn of day, the enemy ilongside the Amphion by twelve that considerably stronger than was ima.
UNIVERSAL MAG. VOL. XIV. 3 H
gined, and, assisted by a numerous The same intrepidity which had peasantry, kept up a very destructive insured success before was equally fire on our men whilst advancing, who conspicuous on this second occasion, purposely retired a little to the left, About seven in the evening, I had taking shelter under some hillocks, the satisfaction of seeing the whele and what the unevenness of the ground detachments coming off to the squia. afforded; they were followed by the dron, which I anchored about four French troops, who, conceiving this miles from the town directly the to be a retreat of the boats, quitted wind allowed, and every thing was their advantageous position, and secured by eight o'clock. A service charged with the bayonet. It no of this nature has not been performed longer became a contest to be decided without loss; but every thing consiby musquetry; they were received dered, it falls short of what might with the steadiness and bravery in- have been expected from the obstie herent in Englishmen; both officers nate resistance met with. Lieutenant and men
were personally engaged Brattle, of the Royal Marines, of the hand to hand, and out of the number Cerberus, is severely wounded in killed of the enemy in this encounter, the thigb, but will, I trust, recover. eight were bayonet wounds, which He has (with every officer and man in will convince you, Sir, of the nature the party) distinguished bimself of the attack. A struggle of this kind greatly.- No credit can attach itself could not last long, and the French to me, Sir, for the success of this en. troops endeavoured, in great confu: terprize; but I hope I may be allowed sion, to regain their former position; to point out those to whose gallant they were closely pursued, and charged exertions it is owing; nor can I suffiin their turn, which decided the busi: ciently express my thanks to the comness, and the whole detachment of the manding Lieutenant Slaughter, who enemy, consisting of a Lieutenant, has on this, and on frequent instances Serjeant, and thirty-eight privates of before, given proofs of courage and the 81st regiment (all Frenchmen) conduct, which merit every encou. were made prisoners, leaving our ragement, and I beg leave to recombrave men in possession of the town, mend him in the strongest terms to and twenty-five vessels laden with your consideration. He expresses stores and merchandize. The Ac- himself in the handsomest manner tive's boats landed at this moment, of Lieutenants Dickenson of the and her marines, under Lieutenant Cerberus, and Moore and Brattle of Foley, were of great use in completely the Marines, and of every petty officer securing the advantages gained. Every and man employed. It is hard to exertion was now made to get the particularize where all distinguish convoy out of the river ; but it heing themselves; but the conduct of almost low water, it was late in the Lieutenant Moore, who commanded evening before they could be got the marines, (till the Active's landed) afloat, and much labour and fatigue is spoken of in such high terms by all, was occasioned, being obliged to shift that I feel it a duty to mention him, the cargoes into smaller vessels to get and I do it in that confidence of his them over the bar. About eleven worth which his exemplary behaviour o'clock in the forenoon an attack was during five years service together, has made on the town by a party of French long insured him. Opportunities do troops coming from Maran, a village not often occur where officers are per. in the interior; the force nearest them, sonally engaged; but in the one I under Lieutenants Slaughter, Moore, have endeavoured to describe, the and Mears, of the Active, instantly commanding Lieutenant, and his attacked, assisted by the launches in gallant associates (Moore and Dick the river; and the enemy, finding all enson) owe their lives to their own inresistance ineffectual, after losing two dividual bravery and strength. Jo. killed, threw down their arms and deed, the conduct of every one em. surrendered. In this latter business a ployed merits the warmest encomiLieutenant and 22 men of the 5th ums; and I regret I cannot have it in regiment of Light Infantry (all Freuch my power to particularize them. The troops) were made prisoners. vessels captured are chiefly laden with
steel, iron, and merchandize. The one individual was to be seen in prisoners in all are two lieutenants, the streets who was not attired in iwo serjeants, and fifty-six privates of mourning. the 5th and sist regimepis, which A more lively interest was never composed part
of General Marmoni's felt on a similar occasion. The appli. army, and distinguished themselves cations for tickets of admission to the in the late war with Austria, at the chapel were so numerous as to exceed battle of Wagram. I enclose returns all calculation. Originally it was of the killed and wounded, and have intended to issue 400 admissions ; but to regret four valuable marines subsequently, in consequence of the amongst the former. I also forward arrangements made for the funeral, it the returns of the officers employed was found necessary to limit the numon this service, with the vessels' ber to 300. Disappointed in their captured, and I have, &c.
hope of obtaining tickets, hundreds (Signed) W. Hoste.
now endeavoured to gain a view of
the interior of the chapel, but here Admiral Sir Charles Cotton, Bart.
again were disappointed. AugustaCommander in Chief, &c.
Lodge now became an object of Amphinu's list of seamen and ma- public curiosity, in front of which rines killed and wounded :
many persons appeared in the course Killed-D. Coles, T. Kenyon, J. of the day, who appeared to feel a M'Donough, T. Felix, marines. melancholy pleasure in contemplating
Wounded-J. Clarke, marine, se- the mansion in which her Royal verely; W. Jones, able seaman, ditto; Highness breathed her last. The G. Brown, able seaman, slightly. windows of the Lodge were closed, Enerny's luss, 10 killeri, 8 wounded, and the gloomy silence which reigned (Signed) W. Hoste, Captain.
around, tended not a little to heighten A list of marines wounded on board At an early hour the persous who
the mournful solemnity of the scene. his Majesty's ship Cerberus--J. Brat. were to walk in procession assembled tle, lieutenant, severely; W. Sharp, at Angusta Lodge. private,dangerously; S.Cunningham,
Between two and three o'clock the private, lost an arı; S. Haynes, pri- Castle-gates were closed against the vate, severely; H. Bentley, private, public, and guards stationed at each slightly.
avenue. This precaution was adopted Signed) HENRYWHITBY, Capt. in consequence of an order issued
List of enemy's vessels captured and in the morning by Lord Aylesford, to destroyed in the above action-Burnt prevent the admission of improper in the river, not being able to get persons, as also to guard against that. them over the Bar, 11; brought out excessive crowding from which so and sent to Lissa with cargoes, five; many inconveniences have arisen on small trading vessels, loaded from the similar occasions. At about five large vessels burnt, 14 or 15.
o'clock the king's own Staffordshire (Signed) W. Hoste, Captain. militia were marched from their bar
racks to Alank the procession. These
drawing up in front of the private enDEATH OF THE PRINCESS AMELIA, trance to St. George's chapel, lined Her Royal Highness, after a long burning tlambeau
the way thence to Augusta-Lodge. A
carried by and painful illness, departed this life at Windsor, on Friday, November 2, every seventh or eighth man, all the in the 28th year of ber age. Her these was very grand, as the light was
The effect of
way along the line. Royal Highness was the youngest not sufficiently strong to detract from daughter of their Majesties.
the gloom fitting such an occasion, On Tuesday, November 13, the while it served to show the various body was interred in St. George's groups of persons in black who mourns Chapel. A solemn silence pervaded fully paraded the Castle-yard. Shortly Windsor during the whole of the day, after the soldiers thus drew up, the All the shops were shut up, and scarce inoon arose iu. great splendour, and
ber silver rays, glittering on the bat- cession then moved op in the order tlements of the castle, had a beauti- which had previously been concerted. fully serıne appearance, which ren. The Choir, with burning tapers, dered the spectacle more picturesque walked before the comi, singing as and interesting, as furnishing a fine tliey advanced. A page also preceded contrast to the sable appearance of the body, bearing the coronet of the all around, though it in some mea- Princess Amelia on a cushion of black sure softened the awful aspect of the velvet trimmed with gold. whole.
The procession passed up the midBetween the hours of six and eight dle aisle, and the body being placed a great many carriages drew up at the on the tressels, the chief mourner private entrance to St. George's cha- seated herself at the head, and the pel. The principal mourners came dressers and attendants ranged them. in these, and among them several of selves on the sides. The stalls on the Royal Dukes. The ladies geve- each side of the chapel were occupied rally wore long white veils, but many by his Majesty's Ministers, the Nobiappeared in black ones. Most of the lity, and Gentry. gentlemen wore white ribbons on the Just below the seats occupied by right shoulder.
his Majesty's Mir isters, the Groomis The clock had no sooner struck of the Bed-chamber and her Royal eight than the procession moved from Highness's Physicians took their scais, Avgusta-Lodge. The servants of the The seats on a line with those last Royal Family came first on foot. Afler mentioned, at the lower part of the these, four trumpeters on white horses chapel, rere filled with the Master appeared slowly advancing, playing at Canons and Lay Clerks. In front of the same time" The Dead Marcli in these were the Dressers and the Saul.” They were followed by a de. Choir, and on a line with them the tachment of the Royal Blues, to which Equerries of the Royal Family. succeeded the body, in a plain bearse, At the lower end of the chapel those drawn by eight horses. The hearse of the Royal Family present took their was followed by a carriage, in which stations in their respective stalls. The were the Prince of Wales and Duke Prince of Wales sat to the left of the of Cambridge. The second carriage entrance. The Duke of Clarence was contained the Countess of Chester- seated on his left, the Duke of Cumfield (chief mourner) and her at. berland on the left of the Duke of tendants. The carriages of the Prince Clarence, and the Duke of Cambridge of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, to the left of the Duke of Cumber. each drawn by six horses, followed, land. To the right of the entrance and closed the sad cavalcade.
the Dukes of York, Kent, and Sussex, The procession moved slowly to the were seated. south entrance of St. George's chapel. The anthem concluded, the funeral A temporary porch had been there service was read by the Dean of erected, which was lined with black Windsor from the sufferance stall. cloth. Arriving there, eight yeomen, An appropriate dinge was then sung, who walked by ihe side of the hearse, and the body was deposited in a took out the coffin and bore it on temporary vault, where it is to remain their shoulders into the chapel, and till Cardinal Wolsey's Chapel is tiplaced it on tressels near the altar, nislied. At the conclusion of the and retired. The chapel wore a very ceremony, Sir Isaac Heard, King at gloomy appearance, the floor Leing Arms, pronounced the following covered with black cloth, and the pul words:pit and desks hung with the same.- “ Princess Amelia, aged 27, sixth The altar was covered with black, and daughter of his Majesty George the two flambeaux were placed on it. Third, King of Great Britain, to The grooms, trumpeters, and ser- whom God grant long life, health, vants filed off at the outer door, and and prosperity.". the body was received by the pages of Norbing could be more awfully the Royal Family, the Dean and Pre- impressive than the whole of this inebendary, and the Choir, and the pro- lancholy spectacle, as nothing could