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The Emperor Alexander, in imisation Duroc, Great Mar-2

of Bonaparte, has ordered that no 1o. shal of the palaces

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reign merchandise shall be admitted in. to Russia, without certificates of origir,

signed by the Russian consuls at the Savary Duke of Rovigo

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magisirates of the place.

The Petersburgli Court Gazette has

published an account of the action off TURKEY.,

Baltic Port. It says that the Russians

fought with great courage, buit ihat, The news from this quarter is inte- from the superiority of the British squaFesting. Leiters of a late date from dron under Sir Samuel Hood, they were Vienna announce the iinportant iact of at last compelled to yield the palm of Mr Adair, the British Ambassador, ha: victory to the British. We scarcely ving reached the Dardanelles on the need remind our readers that Sir Samuel 10th of November, and having immedi. Hood had but two British sail of the ately entered upon negotiations to re- line under him ; that the Swedes did not store peace between England and the fire a shot, and that the Russians were Porte. In order to evince the pacific superior in nuruber to the combined disposition of this country towards the British and Swedish squadrons. Porte, Turkish ships are no longer mo. Jested by our cruizers. Letters from Trieste speak of it as

SWEDEN: no longer doubtful chat peace between England and Austria and Turkey would The contents of former Gottenburgh instantly be concluded, and that the mails gave us reason to believe that the iwo latter would certainly declare war armistice in Finland (as stated in our against France. Another letter states

last, p. 793.) would not terminate in a that the Turkish and Austrian Courts pacifie negotiation, and it is actually alhad united in a remonstrance to that of ready at an end. Russia on its recent conduct, and had Of the causes of this rupture of the declared that, should nu satisfactory as armistice, we are quite in the dark. It surances be given by the Russian Cabi. may have been an advantage wanten!y net respecting its future intentions, those taken of the Swedish inferiority by the powers would join Great Britain in the Russian General, whose troops have war against Russia. The last account conducted themselves disgracefully in is from Malta, and asserts that a defini- many instances in this campaign ; or it tive treaty of peace had actually been may be owing to the refusal of Alexanconcluded between the Vizier Bairac- der to ratify the a' mistice, either view. ter, and the British Ambassador; that ing the conquest of Finland as tolerably immediately after the Porte had decla, certain, or acting on the request of Bored war against France.

naparte, to allow no repose to a Monarch' who, while Emperors crouched

before the upstart usurper, disdained to RUSSIA.

join the servile groupe, and dared to

describe him as he is, and to bid defi. The Emperor Alexander arrived at ance to his power. Petersburgh from Erfurth on the 4th Hostilities have in consequence reNovember. He experienced a very cool commenced, but they have not been un reception, and the public discontent a- favourable to the Swedish arms, as will gainst the connexion with, or rather appear from the following official ac. subservience to, the Court of France, counts :was daily increasing. It is reported that

Stockholm, Nos. 11. the Grand Duke Constantine is to be His Roval Majesty has received the King of Poland, and that the Turkish following report from the Geveral in provinces of Bessarabia, Wallachia, and Chief of the Finnish army, including a re:

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port from Colonel Sandels, Chief of Bri. The following is an account of an acgade, touching a severe battle which tion between the Swedish and Russian has been fought in the vicinity of Iden. flotilla :saimni.

“ A division of the Swedish florilla, Since the armistice concluded be consisting of 35 gun-boats, under the tween the Swedish and Russian armies command of Lieui. Col. Brant, has had was declared to be at an end, yesterday an action with a Russian tiotilla, of 40 arrived a Russian Officer from Lieut... gun.boats and several armed country Gen. Tutchshoff, with sie intelligence barges, in the channel between Westerthat hostilities would be immediately by and Frisalo (between Abo and Nyrecommenced.

siad). The firing began at half-past Soon after I received a report that twelve on the zoth August, and contimy advanced posts had been attacked nued with great fury till half pasi six in by the Russians, and compelled, by the the evening, when the enemy was forenemy's great superiority in numbers, ced to retreat, and was pursurd till ato fall back to Werda-bridge, which bout nine o'clock, most of his gun-boais was soon after broken down after the having then struck their colours, nottroops had crossed it. A violent can. withstanding which they continued to nonade immediately commenced by the retreat in the greatest haste, till the ap. enemy from the neighbouring heights, proaching night, and the difficulty of which was vigorously returned from the navigation, made it dangerous for our side; and Prince Dolgorucki, who the Swedes to persevere in the pursuit, commanded tie Russian van, was mor- especialiy as the enemy might every tally wounded at the beginning of the moment have been reinforced. action, and expired soon after. In the “ However, the loss of the enemy mean time the enemy's chasseurs and during the action has been considerable. infantry crossed the bridge, which they One of kis gun-boats was blown up, and had repaired, formed in iine, and ad- eight sunk, with several of the smailer vanced against our troops, notwith vessels. His loss in men cannot be exstanding ihe vigorous cannonade which actly ascertained, but to judge from the was kept up from our batteries, which number found in the boats wrecked on they attempted to carry, but were re- the coast, it must have been very sepulsed by our troops with the utmost vere. Our loss has also been considerintrepidity and valour, and pursued as able.--It consists of two gun.boats, one far as Werda Bridge. In this action the blown up, and the other sunk, with four enemy's luss consisted in 360 men kiln officers killed, three wounded, and 200 led and wounded, and 70 vaken pri. men killed and wounded. There is sorers, among them two field officers. every hope that we may be able to save

“ According to the account of the the guns of our own as well as of the prisoners, the enemy's force, in the a- enemy's sunk boats." bove affair, which lasted six hours, ex- The Swedish Admiral Vane has receeded 6coomen, commanded by Lieuported to the King that he had inspecichant General Tutchskoff, and under ted Port Baltic, and found all the Rus. him Generals Rachmanvif, Prince Dol. sian fleet gone, except two frigates, goruchi, and Alexeije tf. At the close which li3d lowered their top gallant of the action the Russian Commanding masts. A large frigate lay stranded in General proposed a suspension of hosti. the bay, dismasted, and with no person lities for 24 hours to bury his dead, on board. which I was the more ready to grant, The following extract of a letter from as our loss was also considerable, con. an English traveller of distinction, dasisting of 130 killed and 250 wounded. ted Stockholm, Aug. 12. contains some

J. A. SANDELS, Chief of Brigade. interesting particulars : Brigade quarters, Idensalmi, Oct, 25."

" The day after my arrival at headquarters, I was presented to his Majes.

ty, who received me most handsomely, The Swedish Gazettes contain fur- and asked me if I would attend him at ther accounts of varinus sanguinary skir- the review, which being gratefully ac, mishes in Finland, without any decisive cepted, he ordered a horse for me from adyantage to either party.

his own stable. The sight was truly

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gratifying, not only on account of the The following very extraordinary exercise, which was gone through very swindling transaction is stated in. well indeed; but to see the countenances French newspaper to have recemily tả. of the men, as their beloved Gustavus ken place at Gottenburgh :approached them, was beyond descrip- "One of the first houses in Goisen tion--their eyes sparkled as fire, and fi- burgli received a letrer from London, lial love and settled courage darted in requesting them to inake diligenrieti. every look. The King seemed limself ries after a young Englishnan, whose pleased, and asking me how I was en. person was particularly described, and tertaines, I think I said no more than who had absconded from the house of a was just, when I observed, that such rich banker, with bank notes to the a. men deserve to be under the command

mount of L. 12,000 Sierling, and had of the best of Kings.

embarked for Sweden; as he was of a “I had twice the honour to dine with respectable family, it was requested him in a select party of friends, as he thai, if found, and, if he restored fire called it, and our little island was fre- plurder, 300 guineas in gold nigh: be quently the topic of conversation.- given him, for his conveyance in the When he speke of the British nation, he Indies, where no more would be heard expressed himself in terms that would of him. The Swedish merchant, to bave pleased both high and low to hear. whom the letter was addressed, was very He seemed well acquainted with our diligeut in his irquiries; and one day best institutions, and praised many of upon the Exchange discovered a young our internal regulations, but expressed man who answered to the description, a dislike to our penal laws. The table He addressed hiin, ard, seeing that he was neat and frugal, as beseemed a tent, was an Englishman, invited him to lol. and the King never drinks more than low him. The young man hesitated, two glasses of wine ai dinner, unless reddened, turned pale, and even sted he gives a toast, wlich he did both times tears; in a svord, before he had arrired I had the honour to ciie with him. He at the mercharit's house, he had contes. gave His august ally King George, sed all. Arrived in his closet, he thret and may he long live to erjoy the bless himself ai bis feet, begged of him put sings of his people." After dinner, as to be delivered up to justice, and gave also before we sat down, we all stood him the L. 12,003 Sterling, which was (as is the custom of this country) in si. still enclosed in a port.folio, with the Dent devotion, returning thanks to the seal of the banker.' The Swedish merAlmighty Giver of all good.

chant made many semonstrances to him, “ The King is very strict in his at- but according to his instructions, gave tention to religious matters; every him the 300 guineas, and promised to morning and evening he is present at procure him a favourable opportunity the chorusses with his superior oficers, of going to Bengal. He made haste to when the soldiers are drawn up in a inform the banker in London that his square, and after prayers being read by property was recovered. It was alla one of the field.chaplains from a pulpit mystery to the banker, who wrote back made in an instant of drams, all join in to the Swedish merchant that he did not a hymn.

understand what he meant. Our Rea. * The King is nearly 30 years of age, ders will by this time understand it;and has a manly character. It seems he the penitent youth was a sharper, his is convinced that he shall gain in the 300 golden guineas were very good, end. I never saw him change counte. but the bank.notes which he left in the Barce, or be alarmed at any thing, un- hands of the Swede were all forged!!" sless when fresh reports were brought of the horrid conduct of the Russians in Finland, as they retreated; then he

DENMARK sighed, and looked as if his heart had acned grievously. But more of him The Spanish Marquis de la Romana when I see you again. Suffice it to say, wrote letter to the King of Denmark, I left this young monarch with a sense and sent him back 14 Danish prisoners, of esteem and veneration that shall fol. because they were carried away on low me to the grave.”.

board the transport which brought bim

to Sweden, and had been liberated by

PERSIA. bis interference ;--but this royal ape of The India Directors have received ttae imperial tyrant of France refused both the letter and prisoners, declaring has succeeded Mr Hine) at Bagdat,

recent accounts from Mr Rich (who that he would no longer receive any which are represented to be of a very toing or any person who had been con- favourable nature. The intrigues of ta minated by the society of the Eng. France in Persia are stated to have alish:

larmed the jealousy of the principal oa. The Spanish regiments of Princessa tives, whu, supported by popular opiang Asturias are to be confined in the ci- nion, had called the Persian cabinet to tadel of Copenhagen ; and Danish pri.

a sense of its interests, and the cultiva. vaie advices say, that' 150 officers and tion of a friendly intercourse with Bri. soldiers are to be shot, for having dared tish lodia. Some arrangements entered to resist the French Gen. Frerion, who into between the Bombay Government wanted to force them to abjure their and the Imaun of Muscat, are mentionallegiance to their lawául Sovereign. ed as having contributed to this event, All the Spaniards that remained in Ham by. exciting an alarm, that in the event burgh and Altona have been sent, dis

of any measure being adopted in Persia arina ed and prisoners, towards Mentz hostile to the interests of the English, and Wesel; officers and men were redu. they would assist the Imaun to shake off ced to rations of bread and water, and his nominal dependence. most of the privates were bound down Gombroon and Ormus, which it is rea in Evaggons, when they reached Harbue. ported Persia has ceded to France, are

but loosely attached to the Persian mo,

narchy, and are at present under the goHOLLAND.

Vernment of Syed Saad, Imaun of MusOn the 3d November the following notice was issued by the Minister of Jus

cat. On being informed of the intende

ed cession, the Imaun declared to the tice and Police at Amsterdam :- British Resident, that if such an event

The Minister hereby informs all should be attempted, he will surrender whom it raay concern, that in pursuance those districts to the English, together of a decree of his Majesty, dated Sept. with the island of Kishur, as he would 2.18 os, he is charged, in the first place, rather bave the English than the French eithe x by means of gens d'armes, or for neighbours. such other as he, the Minister, shallthink The people of Gombroon were lately proper, to cause to be conveyed beyond relieved from a state of famine by sucthe frontiers of this kingdom all passen- cours from the Malabar coast, and they

without distinction, who shall have feel in consequence attachment and grabeen landed here out of vessels proceed. titude towards our Government. The ingf

com England, or from any colonies isle of Khanick is a position of much lo. or te

rritories occupied by the British cal advantage, and is commanded by a power, and who cannot be sent off again Sheik friendly to the English, and it is in the vessels by which they may have believed, in case of emergency, that he arrived, which measure will be carried would follow the example of the Imaun. into exécution at their own expense, if they are io any respect in a condition to de fray it; and they are seriously ad. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. monisshed carefully to avoid again entering u pon this territory, on the pain of It being found too hazardous to atbeing more rigorously dealt with. Se tempt any further operations against the condly, to burn or destroy all letters ar- Russian feet at this unfavourable season riving from England, or any of the ter.

of the year, the British fleet have left ritories occupied by the British power, the Baltic.' Admiral Keates remains at of going to the said countries. in all ca. Gottenburgh, with a few ships, to guard ses where they are intercepted by the the trade from the Danish gun-boats. ministers of justice and police, without

Sir James Saumarez, in the Victory, any distinction as to their being addres- with the Centaur and Implacable,

is arSed to persons resident within or with vived in the Downs from the Baltic.

Sir Samuel Hood landed at Cromarty

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on the 4th November from the Baltic, bas laid me under the greatest obligae from whence he proceeded to Brahan tions. The assistance I received from Castle, the seat of Lord Seaforth, to join my gallant friend the First Lieut. Mo his iady.

Goddard Blennerhassetr, an officer of The Amethyst frigate, Captain Sey. great merit and ability, is beyond ail mour, has taken a large French frigate encomium. Lieuts. Hill and Crouch, called the Thetis, after one of the bra- and Mr Fair the master (whose adni. vest and most desperate actions which rable exertions, particularly at ibe close has been fought this war. The follow- of the action, when the enemy was on ing is Capt. Seymour's account of the fire, the boarders employed, and the sbip action, which he sent to the Admiralty, had suddenly made two feet water, sura dated November 22,

mounted all dificulties), are happily pre. ** I have the most sincere pleasure in served to add lustre to his Majesty's sere acquainting you, that his Majesty's ship vice. In justice to Monsieur Dede, the the Amethyst, under my coinniand, cap. surviving Commander of La Theris

, I tured, the icth inst. at night, the French must observe, he acted with much firm. frigate La Thetis, of 44 guns and a crew ness, and was the only Frenchman on the of 330 men, who had served years to- quarter-deck when we boarded her." gether, and 106 soldiers, from L'Orient Mr Gibvings, master's mate of the for Martinique, Being close to the Amethyst, a must promising youth of N. W. point of Groa, she was seen a 18, is dead of his wounds at Capt. Sey. quarter before seven P, M, and imme- mour's house at Plymouth. He was diately chased; and a close action be: mortally wounded when gallantly rush. gan before ten o'clock, which continued ing forward among the leading boarders with little intermission till twenty mi to take possession of the Thetis. He rutes after midnight. Having fallen on distinguished himself at the passage of board for a short time after ten, and the Dardanelles. Twenty one of the from a quarter past eleven, when she wounded prisoners in the Thetis hare intentionally laid us on board, till she died since their arrival, which makes surrendered (about an hour,) she lay the enormous tutal loss of 157 killed and fast alongside, the Auke of our best 100 wounded. bower anchor having entered her fore. The Gazeite also contains a letter most maindeck port, and she was, after from Captain Cathcart, late of the sloop great slaughter, boarded and taken pus. Seagull, dated Christiansand, June 20, session of, and some prisoners received 1808, giving an account of the capture from her, before we disengaged the of that vessel by the Danish brig of war ships. Shortly after, a ship of war was Lougen, of 20 guns, and six gun-boats, seen closing fast under a press of sail, most of them carrying two 24-pounders, which proved to be the Triumph, Sir and so to 70 men each, The Seagull Thomas Hardy. At half.past one o'clock chased the Lougen to the mouth of the Shannon joined, received prisoners Christiansand harbour, and would have from, and took La Thetis in tow. She is certainly taken ber, when unfortunate. wholly dismasted, dreadfully shattered, ly it became quite calm, which enabled and had her commander (Pisun, Capi. the gun boats to place themselves on taine de Vaisseau), and 135 men killed; each quarter, and take the Seagull every 102. wounded, amongst whom are all shut, while the brig had the same adher officers except three. The Ame. vantage on the larbaard bow. Five of thyst has lost 19 killed and sI wound the carronades on the Seagull's lar board ed; amongst the former is Lieui. Ber. side (the only one they could bring to nard Kindall, a most promising young bear on the enemy) being dismoudied, officer, of the royal marines, who suf every method to bring the vessel round fered greatly; and that invaluable off. failing, the rigging and sails all shot to cer, Lieut. s. I. Payne, dangerously pieces, five feet water in the hold, and wounded; the mizzen-mast shot away, eight men killed and 20 wounded, the and the ship much damaged and leaky, colours were hauled down; but there No language can convey an adequate was scarcely time to remove the woundidea of the cool and determined bravery ed before she sunk. Several of the shewn by every officer and man of this Danes perished in the Seagull

, so preship, and their truly noble behaviour cipitately did she go down. Among the

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