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killed wete Mr White, ad Lieutenant, man, seeing no chance ofescaping, hove md Mr Martin, Master. Among the his ship too, all sails standing, when she

wounded were Capt. Cathcart, severely, upset and sunk. About 16 or 14 of her z 7d Mr Harton, ist Lieutenant, dange. men were picked up by the frigate; the i usly, Letters have been received from remainder, about 30, went down with Capt. Cathcart, which state that the the ship. wounded men were recovering fast.

The Brazil Committee have received Capr. Cathcart of the Seagull, and bis the important communication from Mi** officers and men, have been tried by a nisters, That it is their intention to

Court martial, for the loss of the vessel. allow all goods, the growth, produce, The acquitral was of course as honour. or manufacture of countries or colonies able as the conduct of Capt. C. and his in amity with us, to be imported in Bribra ve associates was gallant and glorious. tish ships, or ships of the countries or Ca pt. c. is quite recovered from his colonies so in amity, without being made wounds, and has been made post from liable to the export duty, under the orthe date of the action.

der in cogucil act."-This measure will The Unite frigate, Captain Campbell, tend to make Great Britain the general has captured in the Mediterranean, the depot for the transfer of the produce of Ne ttuno and Teulie, Italian brigs, of the greatest part of the world; and is six teen 32 pounders, brass carronades, unquestionably a most wise and enlightand 1rs men each; a third was in com- ened proceeding. pae!, but escaped. These three vessels Last summer the Dane's captured a had been sent from Zara, for the pur. number of British ships, which had lost pose

of attacking the Unite, having their convoy, the crews of which were heard that she had so many men absent sent to prison, and treated with much and sick, that she must tall an easy prey; severity. The following narrative of but as soon as chased by the Unite, they the miraculous escape of Capts. Miller, wore, and stood for the channel of Zará. of Kirkcaldy; Raitt and Stewart, of Not withstanding the intricacy of the Dundee; Kidd, of Arbroath; Freeman, chana nel, and his unacquaintance with of Hull, and Davidson of Sunderland, it, Capt. C. determined to follow them. from Helstersbro' prison, in North Jut

first was knocked up by a single land, contains many interesting partibrez dside, and struck without firing a culars :

the people having run from their “ They made their escape on the qua ters. The other, after receiving a. evening of the 20th of June, by rolling

Shot, fired her broadside, struck her themselves down the bank of the field colours, and ran on shore, but was got in which they were permitted to walk,

-ithout the least damage. The U. and thus cluding the vigilance of their site

had not a man hurt; the enemy had guards. After travelling westward for 2

illed, 2 drowned, and 29 wounded! iwo nights, and hiding themselves a.

he Guerriere frigate has also taken mong the corn by day, they reached the che Perary French privateer, of twelve beach, not far from Bovenbergen, and Sebounder carronades, and 90 men. found a boat about thirty feet long, by She was discovered in the track of the seven feet. In this they put to sed, ha. valu alle Jamaica fleet, of the strength, ving with them only about a gallon of mum ber, and situation of which she had water, and a small quantity of bread obra_ined most correct information from broughit ? in their pockets. They had the master of an American brig, who neither cumpas's nor sails ; but the lathad himself claimed and received the

ter they supplied by taking six shirts to protection of that convoy, which he be pieces, and sewing ihem rogether with trayed to the enemy in 24 hours after parting company.

the yarn of their stockings. Their al

lowance of food was half a penny.loaf Another of a little squadron of French of bread a day, and half a tea cup full of corvettes fitting out at Bourdeaux with water night and morning, each mat. Stores and provisions from the West In. On the 24th, they found a haddock dies, has been lost. The Minerva fri

ing in the sea, which they divided gare discovered her about the zoth Oct. among them. The weather being at crossing the bay, and gaoi chace. After a short rud before the wind, the French

times very forgy, they were compelled to steer along at no great distance from





the shore, intending to make Heligo. CLOSE OF THE NEGOCIATION. , land. On the evening of the 26th, they

In our last Magazine, (p. 867,) wa ran within an island, and two of them

announced a proposition of a pacific najanded on the continent, and made, with ture having been made from the Gotheir bottles, towards a house about a

vernments of Russia and France to the mile distant, in search of water and British Court. But upon a farther exfood, but had only proceeded a short planation of the intentions of France to. way, when they were chased back to wards Spain, the insidious offer has been the boat by two French dragoons. ,Put- rejected. Mr Secretary Canning has ting off towards the island, they lay to, transmitted the following letter, with near it, during the night, being in a most

a copy of a Declaration of his Majesty, . distressing state, having had no water

to the Lord Mayor of London. for 16 hours, and suffering so much from

(Copy.) thirst that they could not swallow a morsel of bread. Fortunately it began to

Foreign Ofice, Dec. 15. 1808. sain, and by the help of their shirts and MY LORD, sail, they collected about a gallon of dir- I have the honour to inclose to your ty water, which prevented them from Lordship a copy of a Declaration which delivering themselves up to the enemy, has been issued this day, by his Majesas otherwise they must have been ne. ty's command, announcing the termina. cessitated to do.

tion of the intercourse winch took place .“ After suffering much from the cold between his Majesty and the Governand rain, and the weather being unfa. ments of Russia and France, in conse vourable, and their provisions nearly quence of the overtures from Erfurth. expended, they made Newark Island in I have the honour to be, my Lord, the afternoon of the 27th, and ran past Your Lordship's most obedient, it to within half a mile of the shore,

humble servant, where they lay to, intending to land to.

GEORGE CANNING, procure water in the evening. Being The Right Hon. Lord Mayor. greatly exhausted, however, they all felí asleep in the night, and were awakened

DECLARATION OF HIS BRITANN by a Cuxhaven fisherman, who had wa

MAJESTY. ded to them from the shore. On stating The overtures made to his Majesty their case so him, he advised them to by the Governments of Russia and put off immediately, as otherwise they, France have not led to negociation; and would be in imminent danger of being the intercourse to which those overtures made prisoners by the French, and re. gave rise being terminated, bis Majesty commended their landing on Newark thinks it right thus promptly and pubIsland, where there were no troops. licly to make known its termination. They accordingly landed near a single The continued appearance of a Begohouse, where they replenished their bot- ciation, when peace has been found to tles with water, but could not prevail be utterly unaitainable, could be advanupon the people to supply them with tageous only to the enemy. any bread. They put off again from the It might enable France to sow disisland at one o'clock in the morning of trust and jealousy in the Councils of the 28th, and at seven the same even- those who are combined to resist her ing got aboard a vessel lying on the oppression :- and if, among the nations banks to the eastward of the Eibe, load. which groan under the tyranny of French ing shells for Hamburgh. On board this alliance, or among those which maintain vessel there were only two men, who against France a doubtful and precarious supplied them with water, a small com independence, there should be any which pass, and about two pounds of bread. even now are balancing between the At two next morning they left this ves. certain ruin of a prolonged inactivity, sel, and about seven in the morning of and the contingent dangers of an effort the 30th, to their great joy, came in to save themselves from that ruin ; to sight of Heligoland, where they arrived nations so situated, the delusive prosa

the same evening, and were treated with pect of a peace between Great Britain ; "the utmost kindness, by the governor, and France could not fait to be pecu. council, and inbabitants."

liarly injurious. Their preparations


might be relaxed by the vain hope of The reply returned by France to this returning tranquilivy, or their purpose proposition caşts offat once the thin disshaken by the apprehension of being left guise which had been assumed for a moto contend alone,

mentary purpose, and displays, with less That such was, in fact, the main ob- than ordinary reserve, the arrogance ject of France, in the proposals trans- and injustice of that Government. The mitted to his Majesty from Erfurth, his universal Spanish nation is described Majesty entertained a strong persuasion. by the degrading appellation of the

But at a moment, when results so aw. Spanish Insurgents," and the demand ful from their, importance, and so tre- for ihe admission of the Government of mendous from their uncertainty, might Spain as a party to any negociation, is be depending upon the decision of peace rejected as inadmissible and insulting. or war, the King felt it due to himself With astonishment, as well as with to ascertain, beyond the possibility of grief, his Majesty has received from the doubt, the views and intentions of bis Emperor of Russia a reply, similar in enemies.

effect, although less indecorous in tone It was difficult for his Majesty to be and manner. The Emperor of Russia lieve, that the Emperor of Russia had also stigmatizes as “ Insurrection" the devoted himself so blindly and fatally tu glorious efforts of the Spanish people in the violence and ambition of the power behalf of their legitimate Sovereign, and with which his Imperial Majesty had in defence of the independence of their unfortunately become allied, as to be country; and thus giving the sanction prepared openly to abet the usurpation of his imperial Majesty's authority to of the Spanish Monarchy; and to ac: an usurpation which has no parallel in knowledge and maintain the right, as. the history of the world. sumed by France, to depose and impri- The King would readily have embra.

son friendly. Sovereigns, and forcibly to ced an opportunity of negociation, which -, transfer to herself the allegiance of inmight have afforded any hopes or prosdependent nations. ,

pect of peace, compatible with justice When, therefore, it was proposed to and with honour. His Majesty deeply his Majesty to enter into negociation for laments an issue, by which the suffera general peace, in concert with bis Ma ings of Europe are aggravated and projesty's allies, to treat either on the basis longed. But neither the honour of his of the uti possidetis (heretofore the sub. Majesty, nor the generosity of the Brijeet of so much controversy), or on any tish nation, would admit of his Majesother basis, consistent with justice, ho- 'ty's consenting to commence négocianour, and equality, his Majesty deter, tion, by the abandonment of a brave and mined to meet this seeming fairness and loyal people, who are contending for the moderation, on his Majesty's part, real preservation of all that is dear to man; and sincere.

and whose exertions in a cause so unThe King professed his readiness to

questionably just, his Majesty has so. enter into such negociation, in concur. lemnly pledged bimself to sustain. rence with his allies; and undertook Festminster, December 15. 1868. forth with to communicate to them the proposals which bis Majesty had received. But as his Majesty was not con

DINNER IN HONOUR OF SPAIN. nected with Spain by a formal treaty of On Thursday August 4. a most splenalliance, bis Majesty thought it neces- ded entertainment was given in the sary to declare, that the engagements London Tavern, in Bishopsgate.street, which he had contracted, in the face of to the Deputies from the Spanish nathe world, with that natiou, were con- tion, in honour of their country, which sidered by his Majesty as no less sacred, was in all respects worthy of the Great and no less binding upon his Majesty, Capital in which it took place. Never, than the most solemn treaties; and to perhaps, was there a more respectable, express his Majesty's confidence that opulent, and dignified meeting, on any the Government of Spain, acting in the similar occasion. Indeed, the cause name of his Catholic Majesty Ferdinand which produced this meeting gives it a VII. was understood ta be a party to pre-eminence over almost every other, the negociation,

since it was to celebrate the efforts of a virtuous and gallant people, to resist &c. : the ornaments stood from seven the yoke of oppression, while that yoke tu eght feet high, pourtraying in one has been fixed upon so many surround. part the Battle of the Nile, with the ing states, and while so many others are blowing up of L’Orient; in another, troobliged to remain in timid submission, phies of Flavs, &c.; at the tops of all, lest they too should be brought into the Royal Standards of England and the same ignominious bondage. Spain: the whole finished with garlands

The expectation of this honourable and bouquets of flowers, China figures, festival had a powerful effect upon the vases, &c. &c. public feelings, and a vast crowd began The dinner was served exactly at to assemble early in the day before the seven o'clock, and consisted of every house in which it was to be given. luxury that the season could supply;

Among the chief persons present at but the chief gratification arose from this noble feast were the Lords Bathurst, the trelings of the company connected Cambden, Hawkesbury,Sidmouth, Mui. with the glorious cause that brought grave, Castlereagh, Erskine, the Chan. them together. As soon as the cloth cellor of the Exch quer, Mr Canning, was removed, the Chairman gave the Mr Dundas, Mr Sheridan, Mr Wind. following toasts : ham, Sir Thomas Dyer, the Lord “ The King. — The Queen. - The Mayor, Messrs. Shaw, Comb, Mellisii, Prince of Wales and Royal Family. Thornton, Sir Charles Price, Sir Wila Ferdinand the Vilth King of Spain. liam Curtis, and many other Gentle. --The Prince Regent of Portugal, and men well known to the Public, the the House of Braganza."-The King company amounting to 400 persons. of Sweden. - The King of the two

The Chair was taken by Sir Francis Sicilies. The president of the United Baring, and near him were placed the States of America ;" — all of wbich Spanish Deputies, Viscount Materosa, were received with the warmest ap. Don Diego de la Vega, Aumiral Apo- plause, but the last, which excited deep daca, General Jacomie, and six others. murmurs of general disapprobation; a The Portugueze Ambassador was also loud hiss was heard from every part of placed in 2 distinguished situation. the room ; and it was not till a Glee

The dinner consisted of one full ser- was sung by Dignum, that good hu. vice, with removes--a plan of dinner mour was restored. for so large a company infinitely better During the dinner the company were adapted to comfort than that of division gratified by the exertions of an excellent into several courses. It was served Band, who played several well known with the regularity of a private Board. martial and popular strains.-Messrs. There was dressed for the day 2500 lbs. Taylor, Dignum, Gibbon, and other weight of turtle, and the intervals be performers, gave Non Nobis Domine tween the tureens had every delicacy with fine effect, as well as God save the in season--the removes were haunches King, and Rule Britannia, which were of venison. The desert was extremely received with the warmest applause. magniticent in ices and fruits, and con- The following Song, written for the tained about 600 pines.

occasion, was sung by Dignum, and The parterre,or sand work, represent. highly applauded : ed in one place Britannia offering her assistance to Spain; in another, Fame

'Mid the tempest that o'er her horizon is supporting a medallion, on which was

spread, inscribed the names of the different pro

'Mid the bolts that around her in thun.

der are hurl'd, vinces of Spain who have stood ibe fore

Behold where Britannia raises her head, most in resisting the common enemy; And stands like a Tow'r the last hope of in another, the figure of Time crowning the world! 'the Spanish Patriot's flag with Laurel; in another, the figure of Hope leaning The nations of Europe, ah! where are they on the Rock of Justice ; in other parts,


They that shrunk from the lightning, er the Arms and Standards of Spain inter

bow'd to the blast? mixed with those of England, with dif Sull nearer and nearer the deluge rolls on, ferent mottos, such as Vincer o Mo.

High swoln with the ruins o'er which it rir!" * Success to the Sianish Heroes," has past.

But of day

But mark where at length a new promise pressive obeisance, and Mr Canding im

mediately rose to manifest their feelings Breaks bright in the East, and bids A- on the occasion. He said he was desinarchy cease;

red by the Noble Representatives of a As it rises in splendoor, the gloom shall gallant people to return their warmest give way

acknowledgements of respect and graTo Freedom's calm breeze, aud the sunshine of Peace.

titude. They were anxious to assure

the company, that the reception which True Sons of Iberia, boldly you arın, they had met with from the British na Your hoines and your altars from Rob- tion, which is so honourable to that pa. bers to save,

tiun, was in the highest degree gratifyWhile Beauty excites you, and miagles her ing to them and to their country. Nor charm,

could they doubt that such disinterested E'en in Chivalry's land, to inspirit the

generosity as Britain had displayed, brave.

would operate effecrually in procuring 'Tis in proud Usurpation's and Tyranny's ultimate success to the cause in which spite,

it bad been exerted, as it will give in'Gainst Ambition most lawless, 'gainst creased animation to the heroic struggles Treason most foul :

of their countrymen. “ They will not,". 'Tis for Loyalty, Laws, and Religion, you

said Mr Canning, “ be guilty of adulafight,

tion, in saying that their countrymen For all that can rouse or ennoble the soul.

would not have embarked in the comAnd shall you not conquer ? O! hear us, mon cause, without the assistance of kind Heaven,

Great Britain; but they might fairly say, (Thy aid we invoke, as in Thee is our that Great Britain, by that noble assis. trust,)

tance, was intitled to share in the hoTo Spain be tie Harvest, to us be but giv'n

nours of the expected triumph, as it had. The glory of aiding the Cause of the been an additional stimulus to the paJust.

triotism and loyalty which animated the Then think not in idle profusion we feast,

hearts of their countrymen. Their While our hearts with our toasts in pure countrymen must have continued the unison flow;

struggle uraided ; but whatever might New hopes shall inspire each illustrious bave been the issue, they were proud of Guest,

the co-operation of so gieat, so honour: And the story they tell shall prove death. able an ally as Great Britain. Finally, to the Foe.

they looked for success to that co-ope. Henceforward false int'rest shall se ver no ration, and hoped both Nations would

find an ample reward in an unextin. The Queen of the Indies and Queen of guishable friendsbip. the Waves,

The sense of acknowledgement and They honour their King, their Creator a. gratitude with which they were filled dore,

made them anxiously desire to express And of Tyrants the scourges, will never

their respect for his Majesty in the most be slaves,

marked way. They wished to disburThe Chairman then proposed the fol. den themselves of their feelings, and to lowing sentiments, which were drank embody them in a sentiment the most with an enthusiasm which it is impossi. congenial to those of the Companyble to describe.

and i hey therefore prayed him to pro“ Success to the Patriots of Spain, pose again as their toasi-The King"our brave associates in liberty and arms.' which was again drunk with enthusiasm

“ The health of our illustrious visi. -and God save the King played by the tors, and may their courage and loyalty band, for the second time. be crowned with success; and when The President then gave :they return to their country, may they “ May the united efforts of Great be rewarded by its affection and grati. Britain, Spain, and Portugal, rescue the tude.''

Continent from degradation and tyranAs soon as these sentiments were ex

ny." plained to the Noble Spaniards, they May the Spanish, Portuguese, Bri. testified their gratitude by the most ex- tish, and Swedish Powers, ever unite for



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