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Dalhousie was admirably conducted by his excepting the reserve under Gen. Villatte; Lordship, and executed by Major-Gen. which remained in front of our troops out Inglis and the troops composing his brigade; the great road from Irun. and that by Major-Gen. the Hon. Edward “ This attempt has been entirely fruse Pakenham and Major-Gen. Byng, and that trated by the operation of a part only of the by Lieut.-Gen. Sir Lowry Cole; and the allied army, and the enemy have sustained movement made by Sir T. Picton, merit a defeat, and suffered a severe loss in both my highest commendation.

officers and men. “ The latter officer co-operated in the at. “ The enemy's expectations of success, tack of the mountain by detaching troops to beyond the point of raising the blockade of his left, in which the Hon. Lieut.-Col. Pamplona, were certainly very sanguine. Trench was wounded, but I hope not seri- They brought into Spain a large body of ously.

cavalry, and a great number of guns, neither “ While these operations were going on, of which arms could be used to any great and in proportion as I observed their suc- extent by either party in the battle which cess, I detached troops to the support of took place. They sent off the guns to St Lieut.-Gen, Sir R. Hill. The enemy ap- Jean de Pied de Port on the evening of the peared in his front late in the morning, and 28th, which have thus returned to France immediately commenced an extended man. in safety." cuvre upon his left flank, which obliged him to withdraw from the height which he oc

Lezaca, Aug. 4. 1813. cupied behind Lizasso to the next range. He there, however, maintained himself. “ My Lord, I have to inform your Lord. I continued the pursuit of the enemy after ship, that the enemy still continued posted their retreat from the mountain to Olaque, in the morning of the 2d with a force of where I was at sunset, immediately in the two divisions on the Puerto de Echalar, rear of their attack upon Lieut.-Gen. Sir R. and nearly the whole army behind the Hill. They withdrew from his front in the Puerto, when the 4th, 7th, and light divinight, and yesterday took up a strong posi. sions advanced by the valley of the Bidas. tion, with two divisions, to cover their rear soa to the frontier, and I had determined to in the pass of Donna Maria.

dislodge them by a combined attack and “ Lieut.-Gen. Sir R. Hill, and the Earl movement of the three divisions. of Dalhousie, attacked and carried the pass, “ The seventh division, however, having notwithstanding the vigorous resistance of crossed the mountains from Sumbilla, and the enemy and the strength of their posi- having necessarily preceded the arrival of tion. I am concerned to add, that Lieut.. the 4th, Major-Gen. Barnesa's brigade was Gen. the Hon. William Stewart was wounded formed for the attack, and advanced, before upon this occasion.

the fourth and light divisions could co-oper. " In the mean time I moved with Maj., ate, with a regularity and gallantry which Gen. Byng's brigade and the 4th division I have seldom seen equalled, and actually under Lieut.-Gen. Sir L. Cole, by the pass drove the two divisions of the enemy, notof Velate upon Irurita, in order to turn the withstanding the resistance opposed to them, enemy's position on Dona Maria. Major- from those formidable heights. It is im• Gen. Byng took, in Elizondo, a large convoy possible that I can extol too highly the congoing to the enemy, and made many pri- duct of Major-Gen. Barnes, and these brare

troops, which was the admiration of all “ We have this day continued the pur- who were witnesses of it. suit of the enemy in the valley of the Bi- “ Major-Gen. Kempt's brigade of the dassoa, and many prisoners and much bag- Light Division likewise drove a very congage have been taken. Major-Gen. Byug siderable force from the rock which forms has possessed himself of the valley of Bastan, the left of the Puerto. and of the position on the Puerto de Maya, “ There is now no enemy in the field and the army will be this night nearly in within this part of the Spanish frontier." the same positions which they occupied on she 25th July. “I trust that his Royal Highness the

UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO STORN ST Prince Regent will be satisfied with the con

SEBASTIAN. duct of the troops of his Majesty and of his Extract of a dispatch from Sir T. Graham. Allies on this occasion. The enemy having been considerably reinforced and re-equip

Ernani, July 17, 1813. ped after their late defeat, made a most “ The attack of the breach is the line formidable attempt to relieve the blockade wall on the left fank of San Sebastian took of Pamplona with the whole of their forces, place on the morning of the 25th, when the




fall of the tide left the foot of the wall dry, 38th Foot, 1st Batt.Lieutenant Carlisle. which was soon after day-light. I am sor Royal Artillery-Captain Dubourdieu. ry to say, that notwithstanding the distin 9th foot, 1st batt.Robertson, Assistant guished gallantry of the troops employed, Engineer, some of whom did force their way into the 38th foot, 1st batt.-Adjutant Hopper, town, the attack did not succeed. The ene

British Officers killed in action with the enemy occupied in force all the defences of the

my, from 25th July to 2d August incluplace which looked that way, and from

sive. which, and from all round the breach, they were enabled to bring so destructive a fire Staff_Major Roverea, Aide-de-Camp to

Licut.-Gen. Sir L. Cole. of grape and musketry, flanking and enfilading the column, and to throw over

6th Foot, 1st Batt.-Captain Brownlow. many hand-grenades on the troops, that it

7th Foot, 1st Batt.--Captain Fernie, Lieu.

tenant Knowles. became necessary to desist from the assault. “ The loss sustained was therefore se.

20th Foot, ---Captain M*Kenzie, Adjutant yere, especially by the third battalion Royal

Bnest, Ensign Wrixen. Scots, the leading one of Major-Gen. Hay's 23d Popt, 1st Batt.„Captains Stainforth,

and Walker, Volunteer Barnett. brigade, which being on duty in the trenches, formed the column of attack ; Major. 27th Foot, 3d Batt. Captain Whyte, AdGen. Spry's Portuguese brigade, that of

jutant Burne. Major-Gen. Robinson, and the 4th Caca.

28th Foot, 1st Batt.--Ensign Delmar. dores of Brig.-Gen. Wilson's being in re

34th Foot, 2d Batt.-Adjutant Day.

39th Foot, Ist Batt.--Lieutenants Lord and serve in the trenches: the whole under the

Williams, direction of Major-Gen. Oswald, command. ing the 5th division.

40th Foot, 1st Batt.Lieutenant Malone, “ Though this attack has failed, it would

Lieutenant Galway.

48th Foot, 1st Batt. - Lieutenant Lima, be great injustice not to assure your Lord. ship, that the troops conducted themselves

Ensign Parsons. with their usual gallantry, and only retired,

50th Foot, 1st Batt. Captain Rudkin, and when I thought a further perseverance in

Lieutenants Birchall and Deighton. the attack would have occasioned an useless

60th Foot, 5th Batt.Lieutenants Von sacrifice of brave men, Major-Gen. May,

Dahlmon and Joyce. Major Frazer, Colonel the Hon. C. F. Gre

68th Foot-Major Crespigny. yille, and Col. Cameron, commanding the

71st Peot, Ist Batt.--Lieutenants Duff and

Roberts. Royal Scotch, 38th, and 9th regiments, greatly distinguished themselves. Major Chasseurs Britanniques-Captain Tourne,

74th Foot-Captain Whitting. Frazer lost his life on the breach, with

fort. many of his brave comrades." Private letters from before St Sebastian,

King's German Legion, 1st Line Batt. mention the loss sustained in the unsuocess

Captain Avenant. ful assault of that place, to have been dread.

2d Reg. of the Line Portuguese-Major ful. The 3d battalion of Royals, 400 strong,

Lourenzo Martinho Pegado and Captain

M'Gibbon. mounted the breach, and 298 of them were either killed or wounded, including the

19th Regiment Line PortugueseCaptain whole grenadier company, not one of whom

Campbell returned safely from the assault.

The loss of the allies, in killed, wounded, Letters from an Officer in Lord Welling. and missing, at the siege of St Sebastian, ton's army, besides the general facts stated from the 7th to the 25th July inclusive, in the dispatches, furnish us with some parwas 1278.

ticulars that we were not before aware of, The total loss in the actions in the valley and that would seem almost incredible, if of Bastan, in killed, wounded, and missing, we had not the fullest confidence in the aer from the 25th July to the 2d August, in, curacy of the writer. He states, that prior clusive, was, 7114.

to the dates of the letters which compre

hend all the recent actions, there was such British Officers killed in the assault of St Se

a constant succession of rain, that there had bastian.

not been a single dry day for six weeks. Royal Engineers-Lieutenant Machell.

The tops of the mountains were almost inRoyal Scots, 3d Batt-Major Fraser, Cap. variably covered with mists and fogs, some

tain Cameror Lieutenants Clarke, An times so thick as to render it impracticable

derson, and Massey, Adjutant Cluff. to move or to discern the way. Hail storms 9th Foot, 1st Batt-Captain Woodham, were frequent; and in some of them the Adjutant Thornhill.

hailstones are said to have been as large as


school-boy's marbles. In one of those has been further extended to the 1st of storms, which occurred in the night imme. September. According to a statement, diately preceding Soult's first attack, the however, from Dresden, of the 7th, the wind was so violent, that the soldiers tents French troops were to celebrate the birth. were mostly blown down. The cold was day of Napoleon on the 10th in place of the so severe one night, that the centinels were 15th, and the reason given is, lest notice generally benumbed ; and one was actually should be given before the latter day of the frozen to death on his post, close by the resumption of hostilities. It seems perfect. quarters of the officer from whose letters ly uncertain, therefore, what will be the reour intelligence is derived. Amidst all sult; but in the meantime all the parties these severities and difficulties of weather, interested continue to be actively employ. and of locality, the fierceness and obstina ed in providing for the worst that may hap. cy of the fighting was beyond any thing pen. that the most experienced officers of the The celebrated general Moreau has ararmy had ever witnessed. Whether in ad- rived in Sweden from America, and it is vancing or retreating; whether the French said, that in the event of the renewal of hosor the allies were the assailants, or acted on tilities he is to have the command of a force the defensive, one hill was gained or lost against the French. He is, in tbe mentonly to make way for a more obstinate time, with the Crown Prince of Sweden at struggle on another immediately adjoining. Stralsund. The bayonet was constantly employed on The mission of the merchants of Ham. both sides ; and although it is specially cal- burgh to Bonaparte to implore his clemency led the British weapon, and our troops fully in mitigating the enormous fine imposed up proved their superiority in the use of it, on them, was unsuccessful. They were the French evinced an ardour and a deter. told, it seems, that their treacherous conduct mination to close with it beyond what had deserved no mercy. The total impossibili. been known in any former instance. The ty, however, of raising such a sum of moofficers put themselves forward, cheering ney, has since induced Davoust, on the part and animating the men, while they remain. of his master, to compromise the contribu. ed in masses ; but more generally the fighl. tions demanded for fourteen millions of ing, from the uneven nature of the ground, francs, which sum the Hamburghers hare was divided into single combats, or small agreed to pay parties, in which the greatest personal address and bravery was required and mani. fested. The British superior strength of

SOUTH AMERICA. body, and their steadiness of hold, and dex- The situation of affairs in the Spanish terity in wielding the bayonet, told ulti- provinces of South America appears to be mately; and hence the great loss of the still very unsettled, and the contests be. enemy; which was in the proportion of tween the Revolutionists and the supporters four to one, compared with ours. There of the government of the mother country was, however, still some idea that Soult are occasionally renewed and carried on would make another attempt to relieve St with much fury and determination. It Sebastian and Pamplona.

is long since the government of Buenos Ayres established its independence; but

Monte Video, at the date of the last accounts, NORTHERN WAR.

still remained faithful to the Spanish giThe latest intelligence received from the vernment. About the middle of May, 4 theatre of war in Germany is contained in strong force of the Revolutionists was close. French papers of the 17th instant, from ly besieging it, and batteries were constructwhich it appears, that, although the hostile ed, which it was expected would soon come troops still rest on their arms, in the grand pel its surrender. work of peace, no great progress has been The people, from famine, as well as inmade. Plenipotentiaries from the belliger. clination, are stated to be desirous of con ent powers on the continent have been for forming to the new order of things, but the some time assembled at Prague, but their Government hitherto has prevented them, business, it is stated, has been entirely con- by holding out false hopes of the arrival fined to the exchanging of notes, and to

of 4000 men. The Monte Videans hare ceremonial visits. The armistice, which lost all their harvest, it having been reap-« should have expired on the 6th July, was ed by the opposite party, who gave a par. subsequently prolonged till the 10th Au tion of the corn to the reapers, and the gust ; and it is stated in an unofficial article rest they applied to the magazines belonging from Frankfort of the 9th, that its duration to the state of Buenos Ayres.



Scottish Chronicle.

HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY. Next day the Court met at 11 o'clock, On Monday, the 12th of July, came on when the jury returned their verdict, find

the trial of James Henry, midshipman, ing, by a plurality of voices, that the said serving on board the Maria impress tender James Henry has committed an act of jus. at Campbeltown, accused of murder, in so tifiable homicide. Some observations were far as having, in an affray, shot, ot caused made by their Lordships on the unusual to be shot, Agnes M.Lean, a young girl terms in which the verdict was couched, and about 13 years of age, one of the crowd who they recominended a strict adherence to the were assembled, under the alleged intention common mode, of finding the libel proven of deforcing the prisoner in the discharge of or not proven--guilty or not guilty. The his duty.

Lord Justice Clerk having admonished the It appeared, from the evidence, that, on prisoner, with regard to his future conduct, the 15th of March last, between eight and and recommended to him the most extreme nine o'clock in the evening, Mr Cole and caution and tenderness in the use of those Mr Henry were sent from the tender, which arms with which he was intrusted, especilay about half a mile from Campbeltown ally when used against his fellow-citizens, quay, with orders to land in different direc. he was assoilzied simpliciter and dismissed tions, and impress all the sea-faring people from the bar. they could find, but on no account to use On Thursday, the 15th of July, came on fire-arms, unless attacked in the discharge the trial of James Wilson, accused of rape of their duty. They landed accordingly, and assault. The doors were shut during and impressed eight men; but a mob assem the trial, which lasted till eleven at night. bled, rescued five of them, and wounded se It appeared from the indictment, that the veral of the gang with stones, particularly prisoner was a carter, and Janet Scott proone Johnston, who was knocked down and ceeded in his empty cart to go to Haddingforced to take shelter in a house, round ton. He was accused of assaulting her in a 'which the crowd collected, swearing ven very violent manner on the road. Thomas geance, and threatening to break open the Atkinson Mills, student of medicine at Edindoor. Johnston was accompanied on board burgh, who was passing on the high road at the Maria by several of the magistrates of the time, and who heard Janet Scott cry Campbeltown, to protect him from any fur out several times, “Murder;" having come ther violence; but previous to this, Henry, to her assistance, she made her escape, and who had returned to the ship with the three Wilson having followed Thomas Atkinson impressed men, was sent ashore again, in Mills to the public road, did attack and asconsequence of the vessel being hailed that sault him, and strike him several violent Johnston was in custody, with two marines blows, in consequence of which he was and five or six rounds of ball-cartridge, to knocked down, and the prisoner continued escort him in safety. An order was given to strike and kick him repeatedly, swearing, from the boat, on its approaching the shore, and threatening to take his life, until he to clear the quay, but this being disregard. was rescued by Charles Watt, carter in Haded, and a shower of stones thrown, which dington, whereby Mills was much hurt in struck one of the marines, and fell into the the head, and otherwise bruised and swell. boat, Henry gave them orders to fire, and ed; and Janet Scott having, in the meanalso fired several shots himself, by which while, taken refuge in the house of John Agnes M‘Lean, servant to Mrs Langlands, Duncan, at Sommerfield, Wilson, a very was killed.

short time thereafter, entered the said house, The evidence being closed, the Lord Ad and dragged her forth by violence, and for : vocate addressed the jury for the Crown, ced her to proceed along the public road toand Mr Cranstoun, in a most eloquent' wards Eladdington, and assaulted her again speech, replied in behalf of the prisoner; in a very violent manner. after which the Lord Justice Clerk summed Next day the jury returned their verdict, up the evidence with great candour. The all in one voice finding the said James Wil. jury were then enclosed, and ordered to re son guilty of the assault on Thomas Atkin. turn their verdict next dar,

son Mills; also by a great plurality of vojAugust 1813.


ces, guilty of the assault on Janet Scott; and, peals of thunder. The streets, during the by a plurality of voices, the rape not proven. shower, were rendered almost impassable;

Their Lordships, in delivering their opin and not an individual was to be seen on the nions on the degree of punishment proper Trongate. We understand that the lightto be inflicted in a case so highly aggravated, ning broke on a house in Bridgeton, and expressed their deep abhorrence of the cri. kindled some bed curtains. In Crown minal conduct of the prisoner, and their in. Street, Hutchesontown, the lightning struck dignation at the total disregard of all moral a house of three storeys high; in the upper feeling shewn by those people to whom Ja. flat, several panes of a window were broken net Scott applied for piotection from his -in the second flat, some clothes, which brutal violence, which they might have ea- were drying near the fire-place, were burnt sily afforded, and prevented her from being to ashes; a stool, which was standing about dragged from the house, and assaulted a se- two yards from the fire-place, was partly cond time.

burnt like a piece of charcoal: several of After a very impressive admonition from the nails in the door apyear as if they had the Lord Justice Clerk, sentence was pro- been recently burnt, and some of their heads nounced, ordaining the prisoner to be confi- as if melted: the upper hinge of the door ned in the tolbooth of Edinburgh, till the was torn off, and a piece of the wood, about 13th of August, and then to be taken to 2 inches by 12, thrown to a short distance; Haddington, and publicly whipped through the door and a part of the floor, are singed the streets of that Burgh, and thereafter in several places; in the ground-floor several transported beyond seas, for seven years, holes were perforated in a tea-cannister and under the usual certification.

in a snuff-cannister, which were standing on On Monday, the 2d of August, came on the chimney-piece. The lightning appears the trial of Janet, or Jessie Hislop, alias De- to have come down the chimnies. The lone, and James Hislop, accused of aiding woman who occupies the second fiat receithe escape of prisoners of war. They were ved, as she thought, a smart blow on the indicted upon the act of the 52d of his Ma- back of her neck, and, on looking round, jesty, by which this offence is made felony, · discovered her house in flames, when she and the criminals subjected to a sentence of ran down stairs and alarmed her neighbours; transportation.-Some objections being sta- by their timely assistance the flames were, ted to the relevancy of the indictment, the however, soon got under. A gentleman's Court ordered informations to be given in, house at the head of the Grecu, and another and adjourned the trial till the 1st of Sep in Virginia Street, wese also struck by the tember next.

lightning, but did no material damage; in the former, the curtains and roof of a bed,

on the second floor, were set on fire and There were many very loud peals of burnt to ashes, and part of the paper of a thunder, accompanied with very weighty room in a lodging in the same tenement, showers of rain, in the parish of Whithorn was torn off; the bell wires in both were and its vicinity, from one to two o'clock in broken; and, at the latter, there is a yelthe morning of Tuesday the 29th of June. lowish strain on the wall, several inches The thunder burst upon the farm of Bridge, broad, from near the roof to the ground, house, belonging to Mr Edward Young, in and the wall is a litile rent. same parish, and tore up the ground to a During one of the late thunder storms, very considerable extent, and killed a fine a large ash tree, at Barrochan, Renfrew. mare of seven, an excellent horse of four, shire, was struck by lightning, the bark and a young mare of two years old, being torn off, and the tree split to the ground; the whole of Mr Young's stock of horses.-- a hut in the wood was also struck and shiThey were all very much swelled, and two vered, in which a woman employed in bars. of them much singed about the head and ing trees was sitting ; she had the one side neck. Mr Young's loss is more than he of her cap burnt and the other singed, but can well bear; but, we are happy to under- she was not hurt. stand, his character as an industrious and honest man, have so much interested the It is with pain that we have to notice a gentlemen and respectable tenantry in the most attrocious murder, which was perpeneighbourhood in his behalf, that means trated at a colliery called Woodsess, near will be adopted to diminish, in some degree, Kirkimurhill, Lanarkshire, on the night be his calamity.

tween Thursday the 1st and Friday the 2d On the afternoon of Friday the 23d of of July. On Friday morning, about six July, between one and two o'clock, the city o'clock, one of the workmen on descending of Glasgow was visited by a very heavy into the coal-pit, discovered the corpse of Shoirer of rain, accompanied by tremendous Agnes Watson, who wrought at the said


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