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Light Infantry Battalion of the Line. 320 Dirtoi-Lieut. A. M'Lean, Lieut. -Capt. Robertson, of the 35th Reg. of William Keith, wounded. Foot; Cipt. Hirchman, of the 34 Bat- 55th Do.-Major William Lumsden, talion of the 4th Foot, wounded. killed ; Lieut. W. H. Dixon, wounded.

3d Battalion of the int Guards.-Ma- Royal Navy.-- Lieut. Roward and jir Coleman, Ensign Spedding, Ensign three Seamen, wounded. Campb:li, woundeil.

Alexander Hope, 27th Foor.-Capt. Archibald M.Mur

Affifiant Adjutant General. do, A jutant and Lieut. George Tuthil, [The loss of the Russians amounts to Quarter- Mafter and Enlign John Ryan, 570 killed or taken prisoners, and 423 Enlign W. T. Brazier, wounded

wounded.-5c Horses kilied.) 29th Ditio.- Capi. White, Lieut. Tandy, Lieut. Rowan, Licụt. Bimfield,

Head Quarters, Alkmaar, 02.7. wounded.

Sir, 35th Ditto.--Licut. Nefter, killed ; The enemy, after the action of the 2d, Leut. Col. Ross, Capt. Bowen, Capt. having taken up the position between M'Intom, Lieut. Keilly, wounded. Beverwyck and Wyck.op-Zee, I deter

2d Battalion Royals.-Capt. Barnes, mined to endeavour to force him thence Capt. Hunter, Licut. Airflie, Lieut. Fra- before he had an opportunity of strengthzer, Lieut. Edmonstown, Lieut. Patton, ening by works the short and very de. Ensign Birmingham, wounded; Lieut. fensible line which he occupied, and to Hope, wounded and taken prisoner. oblige him still further to retire before he

25th Foor.Cap.ain Lieur. J. Weir could be joined by the reinforcements Johnston, Lieut. Hugh M‘Donald, kile which I had information were upon their led; Major S. V. Hinde, Capt. George march." Callander, Capi. F. P. Scott, Capt. F. C. Preparatory, therefore, to a general Carew, Lieut. Alexander W. Light, forward imovement, I ordered the advanLieut. James Peal, Lieut. John A. Grant, cell posts which the army took upon the Lieut. John Austin, wounded.

3d init. in front of this place, of Eg49th Foot.Capt. Archer, Ensign Gi- mont-op-te-Hooff and Egmont-op-Zec, on, killed; Major Hutchinson, Captain to be puted forward, which operation Sharp, Capt. Robins, Lieut. Urquhart, took place yesterday morning. At first Ensign Hill, wounded ; Lieut. Richard little oppofition was fhewn, and we fucJohnston, milling.

ceeded in taking poffeffion of the villages 79th Ditto.-Capt. James Campbell, of Schermerhoorn, Acher Sloot, Limof the Grenadiers, killed; Col. Alan Ca- men, Baccum, and of a pofition on the meron, Lieut. M.Donald, Lieut. M'Neil, Sand Hills near Wyck-op-Zee: the coLieut. Rose, wounded.

lumn of Russian troops under the com92d Ditto.--Capt. William M'Intosh, mand of Major General D'Effen, in cnLieut. Alexander Fraser, Lieut. Gordon deavouring to gain a height in front of M'Hardy, killed; Colonel Marquis of their intended advanced poft at Baccum, Huntley, Capt. John Cameron, Captain :(which was material to the security of Alexander Gordon, Capr. Peter Grant, that point,) was vigorously opposed and Lieut. G. Fraser, Lieur. Charles Chad, afterwards attacked by a strong body of Lieut. Donald M‘Donald, Ensign Chas. the enemy, which obliged Gen. Sir Ralph Cameron, Ensign John M.Pherson, £n- Abercromby to move up in support with sign James Bent, wounded; Capt. John the reserve of his corps. M.Lean, wounded, and taken prisoner. The Enemy on their part advanced

ad Battalion of the 17th Ditto.- their whole force ; the action became geLieurs. Wynne and Morrison wounded, neral along the whole line from Lirnmen

3d Battalion of the 40th Ditto.--Qurar. to the Sea, and was maintained with ter Master Philips, wounded.

great obftinacy on both sides until night, ift Battalion of the 20 h Ditto.-Cap- when the enemy retired, leaving us tain Pawlet, wounded.

Masters of the field of Battle. The con2d Bartalion of Ditto.- Ensign Mills, Aict however has, I am concerned to wounded.

ftate, been so fevere, and has been atten63d Foot.-Capt. M-Niver, Lieut. ded with as serious a loss (in proportion Lee Gitte, Ensign llall, wounded. to the numbers engaged), as any of those

ift Battalion of the 4th Ditto. Enfign which have been fought by the brave T. B. Carruthers, wounded.

troops composing this army fince their 31st Foot. Ensign P. King, wound- arrival in Holland. The gallantry they ed.

displayed, and the perseverance with

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which they supported the fatigues of this ing to about fix thousand infantry, and day, rival their former exertions. of their having strengthened the position The Corps engaged were:

of Beverwyck, and fortified strongly in Major-General D'Oy!ey's Brigade of the rear of its point which it would ftill Guards,

be necessary to carry before Haerlem Major General Burrard's Ditto,

could be attacked. Mijor-General Earl Chatham's Brigade, It ought alfo to be stated, that the eneMajor-General Coote's Dirn,

my had retired a large force upon PurMajor General the Earl of Cavar's Bri- mirind in an almost inacceffible position,

garle, commanded by Major-General covered by an inundated country, and Huichinton,

the debouches from which were strongly The Reserve under the Command of fortified and in the hands of the enemy; Colunel M Donald,

and further, that as our army advanced Part of the 7ih and uth Dragoons, this corps was placed in our rear. And Seven Battalions of Ruffiane.

But such obstacles would have been To General Sir Ralph Abercromby, overcome, had not the ftate of the wesand the other General Officers in Com. ther, the ruined condition of the roads, mand of the Brigades before-mentioned, and total want of the necessary supplies as alloro Colonel M.Dunald, my warmeft arising from the above caufes, presented acknowledgments are due, for their fpi- difficulties which required the most feririted and judicious exertions during this ous confideration. affair ; nor ought I to omit the praise Having maturely weighed the circumdue to Colonel Clephane, commanding stances in which the army was thus four companies of the 3d and one of the placed, and having felt it my duty on a Coldstream Regiments of Guards, who, point of so much importance to consult by a spirited charge, drove Two Batta- with General Sir Ralph Abercromby and lions of the Enemy from the Poft of the Lieutenant-Generals of this army, I Acher Sloot, making Two Hundred Pri- could not but confider (and their opinion foners. I have fincerely to regret, that was unanimous on the subject) that it in the course of the action Major-Gene. would be for the benefit of the general ral Hutchinson received a musket-shot cause to withdraw the troops from their wound in the thigh, which, however, is advanced position, in order to wait his not serious.

Majesty's further instructions, I have not yet received any reports of I must request you will again represent the killed and wounded, but I am ap- to his Majesty the distinguished conduct prehenfive that the number of British is of his army i which, while acting under not less than five hundrei, and that the the pressure of uncommon difficulties, lofs of the Russian troops, as far as I can never for a moment cealed to be actualed understand, amounts to cwelve hundred by the nobleft feelings for the success of men. I thall, as early as circumstances the public cause, and the honour of the possibly admit, transmit particular, re. British arms.

As there are many points resulting The loss of the enemy upon this occa- from our present situation upon which fion has been very great; and, in addi- you may require particular intormation, tion to their killed and wounded, five and such details as cannot be brouglit hundred prisoners fell into our hands. within the compass of a letter, I have I am, &c.

thought it necessary to charge my secreo

Frederick. tary Colonel Brownrigg with this difThe Right Hon. Henry Dundas, &c. patch, who will be able to explain fully Head Quarters, Schagen Brug, 08. 9.

all matters relating to this army.

I transmit a return of killed, woun!. SIR,

ed, and missing of his Majesty's and the I have already acquainted you with the Rusian troops in the action of the 6th result of the action of the 6th inst. which inft. I most heartily lament that it has terminated successfully to the allied arms, again been so serious, and that so many and ac the same time, pointed out the brave and valuable men have fallen. neceffiry of the movement which produ.

I am, yours, ced this affair.

Frederick. From the prisoners taken upon the 6th [Then follows a list of killed and inft. I learnt the certainty of the enemy- wounded, of which the following is the having been reinforced since the action Total:] of the 2d by two demi-brigades, amount, 2 Litutenant Colonels, 2 Subalterns, 3

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Serjeants, 1 Drummer, 83 rank and file, Captain Williamson; Enlign Algeo, of 7 horses killed ; i Colonel, 1 Lieutenant the 3d Battalion of Ditto.

Alex. Hope. Colonel, 3 Majors, 7 Captains, 23 Subal

Affiftant Adjutani-Generali terns, 1 Staff, 23 Serjeants, 666 rank and [The Russians loft 382 killed or taken file, 13 horses wounded; 2 Lieutenant prisoners, and 735 wounded.] Colonels, i Major, 5 Captains, 11 Subal

Downing Street, O&. 15. terns, 13 Serjeants, 2 Drummers, 569 rank and file missing.

Dispatches, of which the following are

copies, have been received by the Right Names of Oficers killed. Lieutenant Colonel Pnilip Bainbridge

Hon. Henry Durdas, one of his Majef. and Ensign M\Curris, of the int Barik. ty's Principal Secretaries of State, from lion of the 20th Regiment of Foot.

Lieut. Gen. Trigge and Vice Admiral Lieutenant Colonel Dickson, of the ad the Right Hon. Lord Hugh Seymour, Battalion of the 4th Ditto.

Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Lieutenant Furfter, of the jd Battalion Land and Sea Forces in the Leeward and

Windward Charibbee Islands. of the 4th Ditto. Names of Oficers wounded.

Head Quarters Paramaribo, Aug. 23, Grenadier Baitalion Linc.--Lieut. SIR, Dunn, of the ist Battalion of the 4th It affords me very particular satisfacRug. of foor; Liut. Hamilton, of the ift. tion to have the honour of acquainting Battalion of the sth ditto.

you, that the colony of Surinam surrenLight Infantry Battalion. - Lieut. dered to his Maj-ity the 2016 inft, and Al: xander, of the 3d Battalion of the that the British troops took poffeffion of 4th Foot Lieut. Nicholson, of the 2d Fort New Amsterdam, the principal Battalion of the 35th ditto : Enlign Par. fortress, on the following day. On refons and Volunteer J. M Innis, of the ift ceiving your inftruct ons, of the 14th of Battalion of the gth do.

June, by Lord Hugh Seymour, I loft no Col. Maitland' and Ensign Burke, of time in making luch arrangements as the 3d Battalion of the in Guards.

were necessary for collecting troops from Surgeon Babington, of the ift Batta. Grenada and St. Lucia, which, with lion of the 3d dito.

those I proposed taking from MurtiniMajor Campbell

, Capt. Newman, que, would complete the number direct. Lieut. Stevens, and Enfiens Fevel and ed to be emploved in the reduction of Humphries, of the if Buttalion of the this settlement. The Admiral conceiving 20th Reg. of Foot.

it adviseable to dispatch Capt. Ekins in Capiains Mafters, Wallace, and Tor: the Amphitrite to examine this coaft, rence; and Ecfign Drurie, of the 2d and prevent any vessels getting in with Battalion of the 20th dirto.

intelligence, it afforded me an opportuCaptain-Lieutenant John Wardlow; nity of sending Lieut, Col. Shipley, Lieutenants Bennet, Pufcall, Sarkey, Commanding Engineer, to make such and MʻIntosh, of the 634 Reg. of Foot. observations as might be useful on the

Lieutenant-Colonel Hod, fon; Erfigns occafion.-The troops being assembled at Johnston, Carruther, and John Nicholls, Fort Royal, embarked the zoth of laft of the ift battalion of the 4th Ditto. month, on board the different ships ap

Captains Gilman and Palman; Lieu: pointed to receive them, and the iquadtenants Deare and Wilson; Ensigns ron, consisting of two line of battle thips, Highmore and Archibald, of the 2d and five frigates, with some small craft, Battalion of the 4th Ditto.

carrying stores and provisions, put to sea Majors Wynch and Horndon, of the on the 31st ult. On the rich of this 3d battalion of the 4th Ditto.

month we made the coast to windward Ensigns Williams, Johnston, and King, of the river Surinam, and fell in with the of the gift Reg. of Foot.

Amphitrite frigate, which had been sent Names of Officers mishng. forward from Martinique, for the purLieutenant-Colonel Lakė, of the 3d poles I have already mentioned. She was Battalion of the ift Guards.

afterwards on the 121h, and again on the Lieutenant-Colonel Cholmondeley; 14th, ordered to reconnotre the coast Major Pringle; Captains Archdail, and ascertain with precision the strength Brodie, Gilmore, Chaplin ; Lieutenants of the post at Bram's Point, which deGafley, Wilton, D-are, Wilbraham ; fends the entrance of the river. This Enligns B own, Elis, Hill, Anderson, fervice was executed by Lieut. Col. SnipM.Pherson, Tryor, or the 2d Battalion ley with great zeal and judgment; and, of the 4th loot.

had it been necessary to effect a landing,


his observations would have proved of landia, and the town of Paramaribo, the the most essential service. Capi. Ekins, capital of this rectlement, were taken posof the Amphitriie, and Lieut. Senhouse, feffion of by the British troops in his Macommanding the R-quin, were generally jesty's name. It became impoffible, from empoyed as parties of observation, and the diftance of the river Marawina and have great merit for the zeal and activity Saramaca, to take immediate poffeffion which they evinced in the execution of of the several posts thereon fituared ; but the fatiguing and arduous duty entrusted the troops who formerly occupied them to them. The squadron stood in towards having fince entered into his Majesty's Surinam, on the 16th inft. and came to service, now hold them for the British anchor off the mouth of the river that Government. I am very happy to be enafternoon, when it was agreed between abled to add, that the troops found in Lord Hugh Seymour and myself to fum- this colony, as well as the inhabitants, mon the colony to surrender, which was evince the utmoft satisfaction, and appear accordingly done in the evening. But, as perfectly contented and happy in the the Governor requested 48 hours to con change that has taken place. I have also fider the propofáls, bis antwer was not great pleasure in acquainting you that received till the 18th, which was deli- our troops landed in perfect health, which vered by a Deputation from the Colony, is, in a great meature, to be attributed to con posed of some Military Officers and the attention they received from the navy Gentimien, inn abitants of the settlement, whilst on board ship. My knowledge of who were empowered to treat with us the Officers and men employed on this generally on the terms proposed, but not expedition warrants me in laying, that, authorized to conclude the capitulation, had there been occasion for greater exerfinally, the ratification of the leveral ar- tions than were tound necessary, his Maticles being reserved for the Governor. jesty would have had every reafon to be It being imposible, from the Mallowness satisfied with their services; as it is, of the water, to proceed up the river many must be content to have their mewith the line of battle ships, a difpofition rits unknown till some more crying occawas made on the morning of the Igth to fion shall prefent itself; for on this we remove the troops from the Prince of muft acknowledge, that the acquisition Wales and Invincible to the small craft, of this valuable colony is to be attributed which was immediately effected; when to the sente entertained by the people of they, with four frigates, (the Admiral the advantage of having the exercise of and mytelf being in one of them) got their religion, the execution of their laws, under weigh, and in the afternoon an- and the enjoyment of their property fe: chored two miles above the entrance of cured by the British Government, added the river. A detachment of the Coth re. to the abhorrence in which they have giment was then landed, and took por- long held French principles and French session of the redoubts and battery at oppreffion, rather than to the effect of Bram's Point, called Peic Keyn, which our exertions, or the dread of our force. had been previously abandoned. In the From there causes I am persuaded his fituation now delcribed, the squadron Majesty will find the inhabitants, loyal continued till the night of the 20th inft. Subjects, and the military, who enter into when the capitulation was returned finally his service, faithful servants. I am par. racified and confirmed by the Governor, ticularly indebted to Vice-Admiral Lord which enabled us to proceed on the fol. Hugh Seymour, for his cordial co-operalowing day with the ships and small craft tion during the whole of this undertak. Tying within the river, io Fort New Am. ing, and have great pleasure in acknow. Iterdam, which was then taken poffeffion legging my obligations to the Navy in of by 400 men of the 4th battalion of general. In the various arrangements the both, under the command of Major fince my arrival in the West Indies, on Dorfoer, the Acting Adjutant-Gineral, this and every other occation, I have de. Major Thomas having aito landeld with rived very effential affiftance from the this detachment. The garrilon of Fort knowledge and experience of Major New Amtterdam, confifted of abou: 750 Thomas, the Acting Adjutant-General, men, sco of whom were the Walloon acquired by his having served the greater Guards, and 250 Dutch troops who were part of the last and present wars in this allowed to march out with the honours country. Inclosed I have the honour of war.

On the 22! inft. the redoube to tranimit to you a return of the ordLeyden, and battery Friderici, the re- nance found in the feveral forts and voubt and battery Purmereat, Fort Zee batteries. I have charged my Aide-de


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Camp, Capt. Browne, with this dispatch, artillery carbines with bayone's.-38 Ofwho wil have the honour of giving you ficers' fuzees.-31 rifles.-37 short mufsuch fursher information as may be re- kets.--2 musketoons.--7 elpontoons.5I quired relative to the surrender of this piftols.-90 artillery fabres.--148 infalia Colony.

try labres.-50 Jager fabres.-5 baskets I have the honour to be, &c.

hilted swords.--100 boarding pikes.T. Trigge, Lieut. Gen.

26 pouches and belis for artillery.--133

slings for muskets.-323 cartouche boxes Return of Ordnance, Ammunition, and bards.- 1134 handipikes.-500 muskets

with belts.--518 shoulder belts with scabStores in the different Forts and Bat- in poffeffion of Dutch troops.-With a teries in the Colony of Surinam.

very large proportion of ordnance and

engineer ftores,
Brass ordnance, on travelling carriages,
14 heavy eighteen pounders, 6 heavy

Thomas Brady, Brigadier General twelve-pounders, 6 heavy fix pounders,

Commanding Royal Artillery. 4 medium three-pounders, 4 eight-inch Head Quarters, Paramaribo, Aug. 23. howitzers. On wood beds : 4 eight-inch mortars, 4 five and two ten-inch mor- SIR, tars.--Iron ordnance, on travelling care Inclosed we have the honour to transriages, 47 twenty-four pounders, 11 eigh. mit to you a copy of the Articles of Cateen-pounders, 21 iwelve pounders, 4 pitulation on which this Colony surren. eight-pounders, 19 fix-pounders, 42 three- dered to his Majesty, together with the pounders : on kids, 11 twenty-four poun. Papers relating to the parriculars thereot. ders, 26 eighteen-pounders, 9 eight- We have the honour to be, &c. pounders, 29 fix-pounders, 36 four-poun

Tho. Trigge, Lieut. Gen. ders, 17 three-pounders, 20 swivels.

Hugh Seymour, Vice Adm. Hazle-hooped powder, 147 whole barrels, 428 half barrels, 117 quarter barrels.

Right Hon. Henry Dundas, &c. Cartridges filled for eighteen and twelve. By Lieut Gen. Thomas Trigge and Vice pounders, 48 barrels.-12,950 musket

Admiral the Right Hon. Lord Hugh ball cartridges.-8 pounds paper car.

Seymour, Commander in Chief of his tridges filled, 1039 twenty-four pound-,

Britannic Majesty's land and sea forces ers, 6 ditto, 343 eighteen-pounders, 4

employed at the Windward and Letditto, 961 twelve-pounders, 2į ditto,

ward Isands: 118 eight-pounders, 2 ditto, 640 fix- A squadron of his Britannic Majesty's pounders, I ditro, 1325 three-pounders, ships being arrived upon the coaft of Su3 ditto, 28 eight-inch howitzer.-Round rinam with a very considerable military mot 6043 twenty-four pounders, 6582 force, we leize the first moment in offer tighteen-pounders, 8141 twelve pound. terms so evidently for the advantage of ers, 360 eight-pounders, 4034 fix-pound- the colony placed under your command, ers, 4537 three pounders.--Grape quilte that we trust they will immediately be ed fnor, 169 twenty-four pounders, 47 subscribed to; and particularly as the fieighteen-pounders, 6 I twelve-pounders, milar mark of our Sovereiyn's gracious 40 eight-pounders, 148 six-pounders, 168 disposition has been productive of every three-pounders,' 100 two pounders.-- pollible happiness and advantage to your Case shot, 69 twenty-four pounders, 48 late fifter Colony of Demerara. We eighteen-pounders, 159 twelve-pounders, have fent Capt. William Cagley, fenior 3 eight.pounders, 158 fix-pounders, 447 Caprain of the quadron, and Lieute three-pounders, 100 halt-poundeis.- Colonel the Baron De Roitenberg, comBails of iron, 20 barrels. Empty shells, mandling a battalion on this expedition, 490 ten-inch, 770 eight-inch, 455 five with these terms for your confiderarion, and two tenth-inch.-fixed shells, 98 and thall wait twenty-four hours for yeur cight-inch, 80 five and two tenth-inch.- decision on this subject. Should the ofite Light balls, 16 eight-inch, 12 five and made on our part in die name of his Bria trvo tenth-inch.--Muskec balls in boxes, tannic Majesty not be accepted, you must 5431 pounds.Pistol balls in boxes, 1806 yourself be answerable for the effufion of pounds.--5480 bird fhot for the Indians. blood and the loss of property which -259 carbines.-129 fuzees with bayo. ' may be the consequence of terms not néts.--891 murkets with bayonets.-69 being attended to in time, which are American muskets without bayoneta.- formed for the general welfare of the 19 blunder-buffes.---33 lip muskeis.-70 Colony over which you are placed, as


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