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Latest ! oreign News,
By the Wheeler, from Liverpool , thi
Downing-Street, Sept. 25, 1806.
The king has been pleased to cause
it to be signified, by the Right Hon.
Lord Viscount Howick, his Majesty’s
Principal Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs, to the Ministers of friendly and
neutral powers, resident at this court,
that his Majesty having been pleased,
on the 16th of May last, to direct that
the necessary measures should lie taken
for the blockade of the coast, rivers, and
ports, from the river Elbe to the poit
of Brest, both inclusive ; his Majesty
is now pleased to declare, that so much
of such blockade as extended from the
P.iver Elbe to the River Inns, both in
clusive, is for the present discontinued ;
and that from the date hereof, the navi
gation of the coast, rivers, and ports,
from the River Elbe to the Rivet* lints,
both inclusive, is as free as il such block
ade had not taken place.
Admiralty-Office, Oct. 4, 1806.
Copy of a letter from sir Charles Cotton ,
Bart. Vice-Admiral of the Red , to Wil
liam Martsden, Lay. dated on hoard his
Majesty's ship San Josef, off Ushunt,
Sept. 30, 1806.
Sir —l have the honor to transmit !
you, for the information of the Lords j
Commissioners ot the Admirably, aco- j
py of a letter I have just received from j
Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Louis, in
forming me of the capture of the French
frigate Le President, by the ships of that
Squadron. I have the honor to he, &<:.
(Signed) CHARLES COTTON.
Canopus , at Sea, Sept. 29, 1806.
Sin—l have to inform you with my
filling in with the French shipLe Pre
sident, of 41 guns, 330 men, command
ed hv Monsieur Gallic!* Labvosse, on \
the 27th inst. in lat. 47 deg. 17 min. N.
long. 6 deg. 52 min. W . and after a
ch ice of 17 hours, she struck to his
Majesty’s squadron under my com
mand. 'l'he President is one of the
tlcb Uiul muß'O it out 1 uumv niiVi
the Regulus, Sybille, and Surveillante
corvette: separated in a gale of wind
on the 20th August, in lat. 22 deg. 26
min. N. and long. 55 deg. XV.
I have the honor to be, istc.
(Signed) THOS. LOUIS.
Sir Charles Cotton, Bart. life.
Copy of another letter from Sir Charles
Cotton, Bart. Vice-Admiral of the Red,
to Win. Marsden, Esq. dated on hoard
his majesty's ship San Josef, off' Ushunt,
30 th Sept. 1806.
Sir —l have the honor to transmit
you, for the information of the Lords
Commissioners of the Admiralty, a let
ter I have just received from Sir Sam
uel Hood, k. B. informing me of the
capture of four French frigates, by the
s ips of the squadron under his orders;
and I am sorry to add, that Sir Samuel
Hood has lost his right arm.
I have the honor to be, See.
Centaur, at sea, 26th Sept. 1806.
Sir—Yesterday morning, about one j
o’clock, I had the good fortune of fall- 1
i;.g in with a squadron of the enemy, J
standing to the westward ; the squad
ron under my orders being then on the
larboard tack, stretching in for Chaffer
on Light-House, six or seven leagues
from us, llie Revenge to windward, and
the Monarch to leeward, on the look i
out; the latter ship first making the
signal for an enemy, when I soon dis
covered seven sail to leeward of me ;
and considering them, in part, line of
battle ships, the signal was made to
form the line, and shortly after I ob
served them bearing up, making all
sail, and running to the S. S. \Y. The
signal was instantly made for a gener
al chase, and the Monarch, from her
position and good sailing, was enabled
to keep nearly within gun-shot, a mile
and a half, or little mote, ahead of the |
Centaur, and the Mars on the starboard
bow. At day light we made them out
five large French frigates, and two cor-|
vettes, one of which bearing a broad
pendant; at five the Monarch fired a
few chase shot: and at six the weath-i
ermost frigate hauled more to the west
ward, in pursuit of which I dispatched
the Mars; and 1 frigate with the two
corvettes, edged away to south cast ;
the remaining three frigates keeping in
close order, indicating the intention of
supporting etch other. At a quarter
past 10, the Monarch opened her star
board guns on the enemy, when a hea- ‘
vy cannonading commenced, and by the
enemy’s management of a running
fight, tlisy succeeded, in some mea
surt^iitfcAppling the Monarch’s sails
and riggfhg, before the Centaur could
get up. At eleven, we got within fair
range of two, and opened our fire from
the larboard guns, whilst the Monarch
kept engaging the third ship, and about
noon one of the two frigates struck, as
did the one opposed to the Monarch
It was just before this I received a
severe wound in my right arm, (since
amputed, and doing well I hope) which
obliged me to leave the deck; the Mars
previous to this, had succeeded in cap
turing her chase, and with her prize
hauled towards the Centaur, in chase
of, and firing at the French Commo
dore’s ship, and at three assisted in cap
turing her.—Those ships of the enemy
made an obstinate resistance, but the
result was, as may well be supposed,
attended with much slaughter, being
crowded with troops out of Rochfort
the evening before.
I cannot add too much praise to cap
tain Lee of the Monarch, for his gal-
U nt and officer like conduct, but 1 am
sony to find his loss has been rather
sevue, the swell of the sea preventing,
at limes, the opening of the lower deck
To captain Lukin, of the Mars, I
fee! thankful, for his steady conduct
and attention ; and I have also to ex
j press my satisfaction at the endeavors
i of Captains Boyles, King, Sir John
■ Gore, and Masefield, in getting up with
| tlie enemy, although they could not
i succeed. The Revenge, from being
well to windward, became considerably
a stern after bearing up.
To lieutenant Case, first of the Cen
taur, 1 have to add my approbation of
his judicious conduct before and after
my leaving the deck, and I also feel
much pleased at the steady exertions
of all my officers, seamen, Sc marines.
I enclose herewith, a return of the
killed and wounded, and I also annex a
! list of the enemy s siiips captured, and
will make a return of their loss as soon
1 have the honor to be, Sec.
A return of killed and wounded.
Centaur— 1 seamen and 2 marines
killed ; capt. Sir Samuel Hook, K. B.
and 3 seamen wounded. Monarch —l
petty officer and 5 seamen killed; 1
lieutenant, 1 warrant officer, 4 petty of
ficers, and 15 seamen wounded ; I ser
geant, 2 corporals, and 4 private ma
rines wounded. Mars —None killed or
wounded. Total—9 killed, and 32
jYames of officers killed and wounded. J
Centaur— Capt. sir Samuel Hood, K. B. j
wounded. Monarch —Ml*. Bidden, mid- !
shipman, killed ; lieut. Anderson, Mr. j
Duffy, boatswain, and Mr. Geary, mid
(Signed) SAMUEL HOOD.
A list of the enemy’s shifts captured
La Gloire, of 44 guns, commanded by |
M. Soled, Captame de Vaisseau, car
rying a broad pendant. L‘lndefatiga
bie, of 44 guns, commanded by M. Gi
radiers, Captaine de Vasseau. La Mi- j
nerva, of 44 guns, quite new, com-!
manded by M. Collet, Captaine de Fre- i
l gate. L‘Armic!e, of 44 guns, two years
■ old, commanded by M. Langlois, Cap
taine de Frigate.
Remarkable fine ships, of large di
mensions, mounting 28 French 18 poun
ders on their main deck ; 30-pounder
carronades on their quarter decks and j
forecastles, and about 650 men (includ
ing troops) in each ship, full of stores,
arms, ammunition, and provisions, IVc.
La Themis, of 44 guns, old; La
Sylph, of 18 guns, new ; La Lynx, of
18 guns, new—Escaped.
Whitehall, Sept. 30.
The king has been pleased to con
stitute and appoint the Right Hon.
George Tierney, the Right Honorable
George John Earl Spencer, Knight of
the most Noble Order of the Garter,
the Right Hon. William Windham, the
Right Hon. Charles Grey, (commonly
called \ iscount Howick) his Majesty’s
three Principal Secretaries of State ;
the Right Hon. William Windham,
Baron Grenville, First Commissioners
of his Majesty’s Treasury ; the Right
Hon. Henry Petty, (commonly called
Lord Henry Petty) Chancellor and Un
der Treasurer of his majesty’s Exche
quer ; the Right Hon. George Howard
(commonly called Viscount Morpeth)
the Right Hon. John Hiley Addington,
the Right Hon. John Sullivan, and the
Right Hon. John Joshua Earl of Ca
rysfort, Knight of the Illustrious Or
der of St. Patrick, to be his Majesty’s
Commissioners for the Management of
the Affairs of India.
PARIS, Sept. 26.
The Moniteur does not give any de
tailed account of the communications
which were made yesterday in the Con*
servative Senate; it is believed, howev
er, that his Imperial Majesty informed
the Senate of an intended marriage be
tween his Imperial Highness Prince Je
rome, and a Princess Royal of Wir
temberg. It is added, that in conse
quence of his Majesty’s message con
taining this communication, two letters
from the Emperor were read, one to
the Prince Primate of the Confedera
tion of the Rhine, and the other to the
King of Bavaria, announcing to him,
that in spite of sorpe court intrigues
the Emperor still hoped to preserve
peace wilh Prussia ; but in case that
power could not give a prompt and ca
tegorical answer to the demand for ex
planation which had been made, his
Imperial and Royal majesty was ready
to enter Germany at the head of 300,000
men. The Conservative Senate hold
another sitting this day.
LONDON, Sept. 30.
We have received French and Dutch
papers to the 26th inst. confirming the
intelligence of the departure of Bona
paktk and Talleyrand from Paris;
and communicating various other im
The Moniteur states the departure
of Bonaparte, in the following brief
“ Paris , Srfit. 26.
“ Their Imperial and Royal majes
ties set out from St. Cloud, in the night
between Wednesday and Thursday.—
The Emperor, it is supposed, proceeds
It was understood at Paris, that Tal
leyrand left that city on Friday, to fol
low iiis master; at least it was not
doubted that he would soon join him,
and it is equally certain that Bonafiarte
is gone to put himself at the head of
the army. From the whole tenor of
the intelligence contained by these pa
pers, war between France and Prussia
appears inevitable. It is impossible to
contemplate the approaching struggle,
without the livliest apprehension. The
French troops in Germany, probably
amount to 120,000 men, consisting of
eight separate corps, amounting to a
bout 15.000 each. This army may be
brought to bear upon Prussia, before
the latter can receive any aid from Rus
sia. The Prussian troops, however, on
the frontiers of Saxony, where the first
blow would probably be struck, are es
timated at 100,000 men, and the Hes
sian and Saxon auxiliaries at 50,000
men. The Moniteur contains articles
j from Cassel of the 13th, and Dresden
lof the 11th, accusing Prussia of an
| attempt to usurp over Hesse and Sax
; ony, a sovereignty more overbearing
| than was ever claimed or exercised by
the Emperor of Germany, os head of
the Germanic Body. The Paris edit
ors, perhaps, expect that the intrigues
of Bonaparte will be able to detach
these Powers from Prussia, as Bava
; ria was, in the late war, detached from
j Austria ; but there is no danger of any
i such defection. The Prussian troops
! have, in fact, taken possession of Sax
j ony. The whole of the Saxon army,
l on foot, has joined them. The Hes
i siun troops, to the number of 25,000
| men, have likewise joined the Prus
An English Courier passed through
1 Dresden on the 11th of September, on
| his way to London, from Vienna, said to
|be the bearer of dispatches from the
English Ambassador there containing
an account of the farther successes of
the English in Calabria.
French troops still continue to march
through the Roman State, towards Cal
abria, where the contest is described as
excessively obstinate and bloody. On
the western coast of the Neapolitan pen
insula, the French are apprehensive of
attempts by the English, and have ac
cordingly formed a cordon from Capua
ito Salerno, to oppose them. A very
great fermentation prevails in this ex
tensive tract of that unhappy country.
The Hamburgh mail, due on Wed
nesday, arrived at a late hour last night,
with letters and papers to the 27th ult.
announcing the important intelligence
“ of the departure of the King of Prussia
from Berlin, to put himself at the head
of his army ; and that the French Min
ister at Berlin, M. La Forest, had de
manded his passports,” His Majesty
set out on the 20th for Potsdam, and on
the 22d proceeded to Magdeburg, on
his way to head-quarters at Nauen
burgh. He was accompanied by the
Queen, who was to remain two days
with him at the latter place, and then
return to Berlin. The latest accounts
from that city, is dated the 23d, and
states, that the French Ambassador, in
answer to his demand cf passports, was
informed, that he should receive them,
when the Prussian minister at Paris,
General Enoblesdorfif, had received his.
This caution, on the part of the Prus
sian Cabinet, is well warranted, by tha
character of Bonaparte. His contempt
of the law of nations, and repeated vio
lation of the rights of ambassadors, will
disgrace, in the eyes of posterity, the
age in which he lived. We find also,
in the Hamburgh papers, decisive
proofs of the determination of Russia
not to be an idle spectator of the quarrel
between France and Prussia. Almost
all the Russian troops are encamped,
magazines are collecting for their use at
Warsaw, and every other preparation is
made, necessary for an army entering
upon a campaign. The departure of
the King of Sweden for Schonen, indu
ced an apprehension, that he had with
drawn from the common cause ; but a
letter from Elsineur, ofthe2oth, states,
that his Majesty would probably return
to Pomerania in a fortnight. r J he Swe
dish army remains in Pomerania atm
the Duchy of Lauenburgh, and we are
confident that this gallant Prince, will
persevere in the generous policy which
i lias hitherto guided his actions. The
Elector of Hesse, howevev, according to
report, has declared himself neutral;
hut this is said to have been done with
the consent of Prussia, in consideration
of his weakness. Bonaparte, aware of
the danger with which he is threatened,
has takened the necessary measures for
the organ zation of the Contingents of
his new vassals in the neighbourhood of
the Rhine; and the Duke ofClcvtsand
Berg, (Murat) is already employed in
forwarding his views in this respect.
ON the first day of January next, at
the residence of the subscriber,
between the hours of 10 and 2 o’clock,
the lands and negroes belonging to the
heirs of Henry Arinton, dec.
Will be Rented and Hired,
to the highest bidder, for one year,
bonds and notes, and approved security,
will be required for payment of the hire
and return of the property at the expi
ration of the year.
Likewise, the FERRY, at New Sa
December 13. 21
ON the Ist clay of January, Will be
Hired, at the subscriber’s Lower
Mill, sundry NEGROES, belonging to
the estate ofWm. Howell, dec.
Jos. Ware , Achn’r.
December 13. 21—
Jockey Club Races.
At a meeting of the augusta
jockey club o/i the 2o th inst.
RESOLVED, that the Races
for the ensuing year commence on the
last Wednesday in January, 1807, free
for any Horse, Mare or Gelding, from
any part of the world.
The Purses and Distances as Follows ,
First day’s running, four mile heats,
for a purse of gj 500.
Second clay’s running, three mile
heats, for a purse of S 300.
Third day’s running, two mile heats,
for a purse of §5 200.
Fourth day’s running, a sweepstake,
two mile heats, for the entrance money
and overplus, supposed to be worth
from S 250 to 350
The weights and regulations agreea
ble to the established rules.
By order of the Club.
GEO : S. HOUSTON, Sec'ry.
November 22, 1806. 18
Officers for the ensuing year.
John Catlett, President ,
Chesley Bostick, Vice President ,
Geo : S. Houston, Secretary ,
Geo: F. Randolph, Treasurer.
On the frst Tuesday in February next ,
in the town of JVayncsborough, be
tween the hours of 10 and 3 o'clock ,
Will be Sold,
TWO lots in the to T .vn
each, for the benefit of the heirs and
creditors of John Dickson, dec. agree
able to an order of the Honorable the
Inferior Court of Burke county.
Margaret Dixon, Adm’x.
September 27. It—-