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and 43 rank and file, killed; and lieut. W. Mitchell, of the 71st re6 officers, 7 serjeants, 92 rank and giment.-Officers wounded, captain file, wounded ; and 9 missing; ma. Mackenzie, R. M. lieut. Sampking a total of 165; and scarce any son, St. Helena regiment; cart. of those misfortunes were occasion. Ogilvie, R. artillery ; licut. M'Do. ed except from the 'inhabitants, pald, ditto; lieut. col. Pack, lieut. on the tops of the houses and the Murray, ensigns Cognel and Lucas, churches. The enemy confesses (since dead,) all of the 71st regito have lost about 700 killed and ment. wounded, in the short couflict in the Statement of property captured streets; and if it had not been for at Buenos Ayres, but not removed, the inhabitants, I have little doubt, and which was recaptured on the (says sir H.) that the Spanish troops 12th of August. would have been completely defeat.
Dollars. ed, although seven times the num
Goods of the Philippine
100,000 ber of the British forces.--Nothing Debts due to dito : 1,011,337 is more difficult than to give their 4000 Arab. B. Tobacco,
at 6 dollars, sold for 16 24,000 lordships an idea of the number of
2000 ditio Parly ditto 12,000 men in arms; but from the best 50,000 Reams Paper (2 accounts we can obtain, it is
dollars) . .
100,000 thought Pueridon, and the other 5000 Quintals of Quick
50,000 principal people engaged in this wilver (40 dollars) , 200,000 plot, had collected from 8 to 10,000
40,000lbs. Spanish Snuff
- 1,679,97 though armed in various ways, Vessels and Floating Property 1,500,000 about 10,000, under the secret ar.
3,173,797 rangement of the magistrates.".
Note-No valuation is made, in -Lieutenants Groves, Herrick, and
this statement, of the timber, trea. Swaile, of the navy, receive great
sure in treasury, powder in the praise from sir. H. for their conduct
magazine, and of army and ord. in bringing out several vessels from
nance stores. the harbour.
The second letter, from sir H. The articles of capitulation agreed Popham, dated on-board the Dia. that the British troops should dem, relates merely to the capture march out with the honours of war, of the town and harbour of Maldo. and be embarked for England as nado, as described by col. Backprisoners; and that the Spanish house. --- A third letter, dated Oct. troops made prisoners by us on the 31, states the capture of the island of capture of the place, should be ex. Goretti, by sir Il. Popham, -Go. changed for the British officers ta. retti is a very strong position, de ken at the recapture. This capi. fended by 20 twenty-four pountulation, after being signed, was bro. ders, in four batteries, so placed as ken by the Spaniards, who march. to command the roadstead, the ed our troops up the country eastern passage between it and the
The officers killed, were capt. peninsula, and the only two pracKennett, of the R. engineers, and fical beaches for landing.
The Gazette of Feb. 14. con- to admire the decision of captain tains an order of the commander-in. Brisbane, in attempting the har. . chief, that, in addition to the per- bour, and the determined bravery mission recently granted to the 76th and conduct displayed by himself, regiment of foot, for placing the , the other three captains, and all word Hindoostan in their colours the officers and men under his com. and appointon nts, the regiment mand ; and is another strong in. shall be allowed to place the Ele, stance of the cool and determined phant in their colours and on their bravery of British seamen. appointments, inscribing the word Captain Brisbane being, from bis “ Hindoo tan” around it; as a dis. situation, obliged to act as gover. tinguished testimony of their good nor, I have, as an acknowledge. co duct and exemplary valour du. ment and high approbation of his ring their service in India.
conduct, continued him in that situ. ation until his majesty's pleasure shall be known; and request, in
the strongest manner, that their Capture of Curaçoa.
lordships will be pleased to recom.
mend him for that appointment. Admiralty-office, Feb. 2. Captain Lydiard (who will Captain Lydiard, of his majesto's have the honour of delivering this,
ship the Anson, arrived here this and who fully partook of the con. morning with dispatches from quest, and has before distinguished rice-admiral Dacres, commander. himself off the Havannah, I beg to in-chief of his majesty's ships and refer their lordships to for any tessels at Jamaica, io William information. I shall put an act. Marsden, esq. of which the follow. ing captain in the Anson until his ing are copies :
return, or I receive directions there. Shark, Port Royal, Jan. 1, 1807. on. SIR;
· I am, &c. I have much satisfaction in con
. (Signed) J. R. DACRES. gratulating my lords commisioners of the admiralty on the capture of Ilis Majesty's ship Arethusa, the island of Curaçoa, on New Sir, Curaçoa, Jan. 1, 1807. year's day, in the morning, by the It is with the most "lively and Sour frigates named in the margin *, heartfelt satisfaction I have the under the orders of captain Bris- honour to inform you, that his bane, of the Arethusa : a copy of majesty's squadron under my comwhose letter I inclose for their mand, has this day opened the lordships' information.
New year with what I humbly flat. Whilst I contemplate the immense ter myself will be deemed an enter. strength of the harbour of Amster, prise of considerable consequence dam, and the superior force con- to my country. tained in its different batteries op. I proceeded in the execution of posed to the entrance of the frin your orders the 29th of November, gates, I know not how sufliciently with every possible avidity ; but
tho * Arethusa, Latona, Anson, and Fisgard.
the adverse wind and current pre. entered the port; a severe and devented me from reaching this island structive cannonade ensued; the before the 1st instant. In my way frigate, sloop, and schooners, were up, I met captain Bolton, of the carried by boarding ; the lower Fisgard, going to Jamaica ; I took forts, the citadel and town of Ambim under my orders, according to sterdam, by storm; all of which, your directions, and proceeded by seven o'clock, were in our poswith the squadron off this port, ha session. For humanity-sake, I ving previously resolved on that granted the annexed capitulation; system of attack which British sea. and, at ten o'clock, the British flag men are so capable of executing. was hoisted in Fort Republique:My arrangements having been pre. the whole island is in our quiet pos. viously made known to the respec. session. The strength, commerce, tive captains, I was satisfied no. and value, I understand, is immense. thing further remained for me than It is now become a pleasing part of to put it in execution. My line of my duty, although impossible to do battle consisted of the Arethusa, justice to the merits, gallantry, and Latona, Anson, and Fisgard; and determination of captains Wood, very soon after the break of day, I Lydiard, and Bolton, who so pobly made all possible sail with the ships headed their respective ships' comin close order of battle, passing the panies to the storm; and the same whole extensive line of sea-batte- gallantry and determination are due ries, and anchored the squadron to the oficers, seamen, and main a stile far surpassing my expec. rines, for following up so glorious tations. Being still desirous of an example, Enclosed is a list of having the effusion of human blood the killed and wounded in his maspared, I wrote the inclosed, No. 1, jesty's squadron. I have not yet on the capstan of his majesty's ship been able to ascertain that of the Arethusa, during the action ; whic enemy, except those in the shipe. was not regarded, as they did their The Dutch commodore was killed utmost to destroy us. Words can early in the action, and the captain not express the ability of the squa- of the Surinam severely wounded. dron. The harbour was defended I have appointed, by proclamation, by regular fortifications, of two tier Wednesday next, the 7th instant, of guns, Fort Amsterdam alone for the inhabitants (which amount consisting of sixty-six pieces of can. to thirty thousand) to take the non; the entrance only fifty yards oath of allegiance to our most wide, athwart which was the Dutch gracious sovereign : those that do frigate Hatslar, of 36 guns; and not choose, will be instantly em. Surinam, of 22, with two large barked as prisoners of war. For any schooners of war, one commanded farther particulars, I must beg to by a Dutch commander; a chain of refer you to that gallant officer, forts was on Miselburg command. captain Lydiard. ing height; and that almost im- I have the honour to be, &c. pregnable fortress, Fort Republique, (Signed) CHARLES BRISBANE. within the distance of grape-shot, To James Richard Dacres, esq. enfilading the whole harbour.
Vice-admiral of the White, At a quarter past six o'clock, we Commander-in-chief, &c.
the officers and people of the Dutch His majesty's ship Arethusa, men of war.–Answer, granted. Curaçoa Harbour, Jan, 1, 1807. Art. IV. All the civil officers
may remain at their respective apThe British squadron are here to pointments, if they think proper; protect, and not to conquer you; and those who choose shall be sent to preserve to you your lives, liber. by his Britannic majesty to Hol.' ty, and property. If a shot is land. - Answer, granted. fired at any one of my squadron af. Art. V. The burghers, merter this summons, I shall immedi chants, planters, and other inhabi. ately storm your batteries. You tants, without difference of colour have five minutes to accede to this or opinion, shall be respected in determination.
their persons and property, provi. I have the honour to be &c. ded they take the oath of allegi(Signed) CHARLES BRISBANE. ance to his Britannic majesty.To his excellency the governor Answer, granted; neutral proper. of Curaços.
ty being respected. NUMBER II.
Art. VÍ. All the merchantCuracoa, January 1, 1807. vessels, with their cargoes, in the Preliminary articles of the capitula. harbour, of whatsoever nation they
tion agreed upon by Charles Bris. belong to, shall be in the possession bane, esq. captain of his majesty's of their proper owners.-Answer, ship Arethusa, and senior officer not granted. of a squadron of his majesty's ships Art. VII. A definitive capityat Curaçoa, on the one part; and lation shall be signed upon this ba. by his excellency Pierre Jean sis in Fort Amsterdam.-Answer, Changuion, governor of the Island granted. of Curaçod, and its dependencies,
Curaçoa, Jan. 2, 1807. on the other.
The foregoing articles have this Art. I. The Fort Republique day been mutually read and agreed shall immediately be surrendered to: this capitulation is become de. to the British force; the garrison finitive. shall march out with the honours of Signed, on the one part, by war, lay down their arms, and be.
CHARLES BRISBANE. come prisoners of war.-Answer, Signed on the other part by his granted.
excellency P. J. CHANGU ION. Art. II. The Dutch garrison at A list of killed and wounded on Curacoa shall be prisoners of war, board his majesty's squadron un. and by his Britannic majesty sent der my command, at the capture of to Holland, not to serve this the Island of Curaçoa, on the 1st war, before they shall be regularly of January, 1807. exchanged : and for the due perfor. Arethusa, 2 seamen killed, 5 seamance of this article, the officers men wounded. pledge their word of honour.–An. Latona, 1 seaman killed, 2 seamen swer, granted.
wounded. Art. III. The same terms as in Anson. None killed, 7 seamen the above article, are granted to wounded.
Fisgard, None killed, none woun: By Charles Brisbane, esq. captain of ded.
his majesty's ship Arethusa, and Total, 3 seamen killed, 11 sea. senior officer of his Britannic ma. men wounded.
jesty's squadron in Curaçou har. (Signed) CHARLES BRISBANE. bour.
Whereas this island and its de. . Curaçoa, Jan. 3, 1807. pendencies have surrendered to the List of killed and wounded un.board arms of his Britannic majesty, as
the Hatslar Frigate, Surinam appears by the capitulation which Sloop, and Flying Fish schooner. has been signed by his excellency
Hatslar, C. J. Evertz, comman. Pierre Jean Changuion and me on dant, killed ; G. B. Z. Gerond, the 1st instant, I therefore hereby second purser, ditto: A. Graaf, require, that all burghers and inhachief mate, badly wounded; J. J, bitants of this island shall meet on N. Giblesperd, steward, killed; Wednesday next, the 7th instant, William Maubers, seaman, ditto; at ten o'clock 'in the morning, at Henry Driel, seaman, ditto. . the government house, in order to
Surinam, Jan Van Nes, captain, take the oath of allegiance to his dangerously wounded ; Jean Bap. Britannic majesty aforesaid. Those tiste, lieutenant, ditto; G. B. Bal. who belong to the militia compa. mer,midshipman, dangerously woun. nies, will receive further orders ded; Alend Arers, seaman, ditto; from their major, and are to con. Ferdinand Ballatin, seaman, ditto, Juct themselves accordingly. All (since dead).
those who fill public offices, of what. Flying Fish, G. H. V. A. Hin. soever nature they may be, and all get, gunner, dead; M. S. Gible. such as do not belong to the militia spred, seaman, wounded.
companies, are also required to
meet at the government house, at By Charles Brisbane, .esq. captain the hour and for the purpose afore.
of his majesty's ship Arethusa, and said. I expect that the burghers senior officer of a'squadron of his ma. and inhabitants of this island will jesty's ships employed at Curaçoa. conduct themselves in such a man.
His excellency lieutenant-general ner as to deserve my protection and Changouin, governor and comman- favour; and, on my part, shall not der-in-chief of the Island of Cura. fail, as far as in my power lies, to coa and its dependencies, having promote the happiness and welfare refused to take the oath of alle of this island and its inhabitants ; giance to his Britannic majesty, and and I flatter myself that my endeasurrendered himself prisoner of war, vours in this case will be crowned I have thought proper to appoint with the gracious approbation of myself governor of the said Island my sovereign, and, I hope, to the and its dependencies, until the satisfaction of the inhabitants of pleasure of the commander-in-chief this island and its dependencies. is made known; and I do hereby Given uuder my hand, on-board appoint myself accordingly.
his majesty's ship Arethusa, in the Given under my hand at Cura. harbour of Curaçoa, this 5th day of çoa, this 4th of Jan. 1807.
January, 1807. (Signed) CHARLES BRISBANE.
(Signed) C. BRISBANE.