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fired upon them, having re-hoifted her colours, and, making fail, ran farther into the port: the Magicienne re-called her boats; but lieutenant Rodney gallantly took a merchaut vessel from under the batteries, as he was returning. As foon as I could get the boats out, I fent them all, to be under the orders of captain Ogilvy, with directions for them to be fent under the orders of the fenior officer of this hip, lieutenant Hennah, to deftroy the corvette, having under his orders lieutenant Clyde, of this hip, and lieutenant Clarke of the Marlborough; and the boats were manned by the Captain and Marlborough's men. The enterprife was conducted with great ability by lieu enant Hennah, who, notwithstanding a heavy fire from the thore on all fides, bravely boarded the corvette, and, having set file to her, fie foon after blew up. He fpeaks in high terms of commendation of those under his orders; and admire the spirit that pervaded all the officers and men employed upon this occafion. No prifoners 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 fervice being ef. fected with very little lofs. R. J. STRACHAN. Lift of men killed and wounded in taking the veffels named below. One killed, belonging to the Suwarrow; seven wounded, belonging to the Captain.

4. Came on the election, in the prince's chamber, house of lords, of a Radcliffe travelling phyfician; when Dr. Vaughan, of All Souls' college in Oxford (fixth son of Dr. Vaughan of Leicester), was elected. Dr. Athe, of Holles-ftreet, made the prefent vacancy. There are two only of thefe medical travellers belonging to the univerity of Oxford; who hold the appointment for ten years, the first five of which they are required to spend in medical purfuits abroad. No one can be a candidate, who is not a graduate of the university of Oxford. There are two fpacious fuites of apartments in Univerfity college belonging to the Rade life phyficians, who become, by the appointment, fellows for the time being. Dr. Turton and fir Francis Millman formerly travelled under this appointment, which is reckoned the not honourable fituation that can be held by a phyfician in this or any other country. It often requires more interest to obtain this, than to become a member of parliament. The following great perfonages are the electors, by virtue of their office, viz. the archbishop of Canterbury, the lord chancellor, the chancellor of the university of Oxford. the two lord chief juftices of king's bench and common pleas, the two principal fecretaries of ftate, the mafter of the rolls, and the bishops of London and Winchefter.

Lift of veffels.

A fhip corvette, deftroyed by the boats of the fquadron; a merchant fhip, taken by the Magicienne's boat, under lieutenant Rodney, and afterwards burnt; a merchant veffel, taken by the Nile cutter, likewife burnt.

Admiralty Office, Dec. 6. Extracts from letters from lieutenant Bond, of his majefty's fchooner the Netley, to captain Halfted.

Netley, in the Tagus, Nov. 9. SIR,

I have to acquaint you, that in his majefty's fchooner we captured, on the 28th of September, the Spa(G1)


nih privateer Noftra Senora del Carmen La Confianza, of two guns and 26 men; and that on the 19th ult. we re-took the brig Mary, from Dublin, and the Lial Invicta Vianna, a Portuguese government lugger of feven 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 St. John's by a Spanish row-boat, the governor of Vianna thought it neceffary to intercept her; and, accordingly, fent the lugger on that fervice, when both fell into the hands of the French the crew of the Netley have in confequence given up, free of falvage, the Lial Invicta Vianna to the order of his excellency M. Pedro de Millo.

I am, &c. F. G. BOND. Netley, river Tagus, Nov. 18. SIR,

were at quarters. She is called the St. Miguel, alias Alertta, of nine guns, eighteens and fixes, and 65 men, and had been off the stocks about two months. We all three anchored within St. Julien's the fame day. F. G. BOND. Ancona, Oct. 27. His majesty's ftores, and English fhips and merchandize, at Leghorn, in value more than half a million fterling, have been faved from the plunder of the enemy. Amberg, Nov. 30, five o'clock P.M. In advancing towards Portaal, a few fmall detachments only of the enemy, of the divifion of Collaud, were met with between Ratisbon and Kelhaim, who were probably already on their march to Landshut, Colonel Walmoden furrounded the village of Lengenfeld, near Portfaal, and carried off the garrifon which was left there, confifting of feven officers, 200 cavalry and infantry, and 60 horfes. Colonel Walmoden found the garrifon of Kelhaim, which confifted of a few hundred men, retiring. The lofs of the Auftrians in this march has been very inconfiderable, Captain Scheibler, of the houlans de Meerveldt, pofted with a detachment of 60 horfe near Frey stadt, attacked in the morning of the 29th, near Pleinfield, the 7th regiment of French cuiraffiers of 300 men, during its march, put it into diforder, and made two officers and feven men prisoners : the colonel of the regiment was wounded, and two officers were killed. The lofs of the enemy has been 20 killed and wounded. Captain Scheibler, who was flightly wounded in the arm, had two men killed, and two made prifoners. Pleinfield is evacuated by the enemy, and none have paffed through it fince the laft column, which paffed through on the 29th.


In addition to my letter of yefterday's date, I acquaint you, that on my arrival off the Rock of Lisbon, on the 7th inftant, information was given of a Spanish privateer fchooner lurking in the neighbourhood, and that the Newfoundland convoy, being difperfed, were daily approach ing the Tagus. At night a pilot boat acquainted me of the recent capture of a brig loaded with falt fish, which induced me to clofe with the fhore, in the hope of intercepting her: fhe had been taken 18 hours before, during light winds, in fight of a remnant of the convoy then in the othing. The privateer and her prize, the Hunter of Greenock, were difcovered by us in the dark at anchor: while the boat was difparched to the brig, we ran the other on-board, dropped our anchor, and, without mifchief or firing, took poffeffion of her, though they

to do fo.

Extract of a letter from his royal as foon as circumstances enable me highnefs the archduke John, 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 advanced this morning, before day-break, with three columns, in order to attack them. We found them advantageoufly pofted on a rifing ground, and they defended themselves with the greateft obftinacy. Our attacks were repeatedly repulfed ; at length, however, our brave troops remained victorious, after ten hours refiftance on the part of the enemy, who difputed the ground inch by inch, but who were compelled to abandon us (in as far as I am at prefent inform ed) fix pieces of cannon and 800 prifoners. Our out-pofts are near Haag. From what I have been able to collect from the prifoners, the number of troops that oppofed us amounted to three divifions. Thofe who have particularly diftinguished themselves on this occafion are the regiment of Lacy, which had three ftaff-officers wounded; thofe of Weizy and Benioffscky huffars, the 60th regiment of infantry, the 3d battalion of Peter wardeiner, and the Gradifkaner, the Frontier huffars, and the artillery. Major-general Loppert, who commanded the vanguard, and captain Junger, of Weizy Auffars, at the head of his fquadron, attacked and carried one of the enemy's batteries. Field-marfhal lieutenant Klenau mentions his having paffed the Danube, pufhed on as far as Arbach, made feveral prifoners, and invefted Straubing and Ratisbon. Major-general Mufery took at Landshut a company of French grenadiers, and three officers. Our lofs in wounded is not inconfiderable. I shall send a deLailed account of the whole affair,

Downing-Street, Dec. 20. The following dispatches have been received from William Wickham, efq. by the right honourable lord Grenville.

Extract of a letter from William

Wickham, efq. to the right honourable lord Grenville, dated head-quarters, Ampfing, Nov. 30. On the 28th, after I had written my difpatch from Eggenfenden, the head-quarters were removed to Maffing on the Rodt. The headquarters were last night at Neumark, and arrived here this day about 12 o'clock: the roads being still in a moft dreadful state, a great part of the army is ftill behind. On the archduke's arrival here, he found the enemy in force on the heights immediately in front of the town. The tête-de-pont of Wafferbourg was attacked yesterday, and the enemy repulfed with fome lofs, after having entered the abbatis in front of the work.

Head-quarters, Haag, Dec. 2. MY LORD,

I have the honour to fend your lord hip the inclofed copy of a report I have this day received from his ferene highnefs the prince of Condé, containing an account of the attack which the enemy made yesterday on a part of his ferene highnefs's corps, commanded by the duke of Enghien, in front of Rofenheim. I am, &c.

WILLIAM WICKHAM. Account of the action at Rofenheim, December 1.

Our advanced pofts, on the left fide of the Inn, were attacked this day at noon; their right had been abfolutely uncovered for three days paft, and the enemy was already on the banks on that fide of the river. The advanced pofts, commanded (G4) by

by the duke d'Enghien, were engaged upwards of four hours, difputing the ground inch by inch. The whole corps was not affembled on the right fide of the Inn before five o'clock. A pretty ftrong column of the enemy having marched out of the town, it was allowed to advance till within the proper di ftance, when the prince of Condé ordered all the batteries to fire upon it at once: this fire, well-directed and well-fuftained, compelled this column to retreat into the town immediately. Lieutenant-colonel de Sartige, of the engineers, protected by the fire of the artillery, broke down the bridge, but in fuch a manner as that it could promptly be reestablished, if, as it is hoped, it fhould be neceffary. Our lofs is very fall; that of the enemy muft have been more confiderable. An artillery man was wounded by the fide of the duke d'Angoulême. No officers are known as yet to have been wounded, except Mr. de Vaffe, adjutant to the duke d'Angoulême, and the engineer de Caftre.

Head quarters, Haag, Dec. 2. MY LORD,

The march of general Kienmayer towards the Ifer, and the direction which the whole army had first taken towards Landfhut, having drawn a confiderable part of general Moreau's force owards Aerding, the heights between Ampfing and Haag had been occupied by one fingle divifion under general Ney. In the courfe of laft night, however, general Moreau had reinforced his pofition with two more divifions, and had taken the command of the whole himself. Yesterday, at daybreak, the heights were attacked. After an obftinate refiftance on the part of the enemy, they were carried in fucceffion as far as the hill on the fide of Ramfau, where the

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troops were obliged to halt, from excellive fatigue, about fix 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 Ramfau was particularly favourable to the enemy, and confifted in heights covered with thick woods, and interfected by deep marthy valleys, where the Auftrian cavalry could not poffibly act. The Auftrians took 800 prifoners, and two pieces of cannon. The cannon were taken, with four others, by the huffars of Veczey, who diftinguifhed themfelves very much during the whole of the affair, throwing themselves into the woods, in places where it was thought impoffible for cavalry to have penetrated. The other four pieces of cannon were re-taken by a charge of the enemy's grenadiers, there not having been time to fend a fufficient force to fupport the huflars. The lofs of the Auftrians is computed to be near 1500 men in killed, wounded, and prifoners. General Moreau is faid by the prifoners to have received a mufket ball through his cloak. The archduke was on horfeback twelve hours, and flept in a hovel on the heights.

W. WICKHAM. Right hon. lord Grenville.

Admiralty Office, Dec. 20. A letter from the earl of St. Vincent introduces the following: Thames, Plymouth Sound, Dec. 13.


I have the honour to acquaint your lordship with the arrival of his majefty's fhip I command at this anchorage; and of her having, on the 30th of laft month, captured, fifteen leagues from the Tower of Corduan, after a chase of fix hours,

a French brig privateer, called L'Actif, of 14 fix-pounders, two long

long brafs twelves, and 137 men: the is a particularly fine new veffel, coppered, and had been out only one day on her first cruize. I learn from the prifoners, that only two English veffels have been carried into any of the French or Spanish ports within these three months; that one of them was carried into Rochelle, the other into Paffage. I conclude captain Hotham will have acquainted you of our having captured, on the 29th of October laft, at night, a fchooner letter of marque, from Guadaloupe to Bourdeaux, iaden with coffee, &c. having chafed her, in company with the Immor talité, all day. I am, &c.

W. LUKIN. [This gazette alfo contains an account of the capture of the St. Jago Spanish fchooner privateer, of 10 guns, and 60 men, by the Brilliant, captain Paget.]

Downing Street, Dec. 23. A difpatch, of which the following is an extract, dated Head-quarters, Muhldorf on the Inn, Thursday, Dec. 4, has been received from William Wickham, efq. by the right honourable lord Grenville.

The army marched in the night of Tuesday, and before day-break yefterday morning, towards Hohenlinden, in three columns; the centre along the great road to Munich, which paffed through Hohenlinden; the right and left in the woods on each fide of the great road. The corps of general Kienmayer, which was destined to take the enemy in flank, marched from Dorfen, in the direction of Schwaben. The columns ought all to have arrived at their deftination a little before day break, or, at the lateft, between eight and nine o' clock; but, from a heavy fall of fnow and fleet, which continued all

night and the greater part of the morning, the centre column only was at its deftination at eight o'clock, whilft both the left and right were still confiderably behind; and the left, under general Rifch, had, befides, loft its way, and marched to the left towards Eberfberg, instead of turning to the right, in the direction of Hohenlinden. In this ftate of things, it appears that the divifion of general Richepanfe pierced between the left and the centre about nine o'clock, got upon the great road behind the centre, and fell upon the left flank and rear of that column at the time that it had formed in front, and bad just begun to attack the enemy's pofition. I have not yet been able to obtain any accurate account of what passed afterwards; but it seems that the diforder foon became irretrievable, and that the retreat towards the heights of Ramfau was made with very heavy lofs, particularly in artillery. Generals Spaniorchi and Loppert are prifoners. I have not yet heard of the loss of any other officers of the fame rank. General Kienmayer was attacked, on his march, by two divifions from Aerding, and fuffered alfo feverely in his retreat, which he made upon Ifen in good order, on learning the difafter that had befallen the main army.

[This gazette aifo contains an account of the capture of L'Eclair French cutter privateer, carrying three two-pounders, small arms and 20 men, by his majesty's hired cutter Lord Duncan, captain Wells.]

Admiralty Office, Dec. 27. Extract of a letter from captain King, to earl St. Vincent. His majefty's fhip Sirius, at fea,

Dec. 12.

MY LORD, I beg leave to acquaint you, that


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