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pcl, in the Endymion, to anchor A List of Turkish Ships and Vessels near the town, if the wind, which taken and destroyed at anchor off was light, would permit the ship to Point Pesquies, Feb. 19, 1807, stem the current, to convey the within the Forts of the Darda. ambassador's dispatches to the Sub.. nelles. lime Porte in the morning by a flag of truce; but he found it imprac. Burnt-One line of battle-ship, ticable to get within four miles, 64 guns ; four frigates, three cor. and consequently anchored at haif vettes, one brig, two gun-boats. past 11 P. M. I have now the Taken possession of, one corvette, highest satisfaction to add, that the one gun-boat. conduct of the officers and ships' [The letter, dated Feb. 28, men. companies of the squadron under tions an unfortunate attempt of the my command, has fully supported marines and boat's crews of the the character of the British navy, Canopus, Royal George, Windsor and is deserving of my warmest Castle, and Standard, who, under culogium. Having endeavoured to the command of captain Kent, were pay just tribute to those whose daty sent to take a party of 'Turks who necessarily called them into this were erecting a battery on the island service, I should feel myself very of Prota. Captain Kent had posi. deficient if I omitted to mention tive orders not to pursue the object that his majesty's minister, Mr. if he found it attended with any Arbuthnot, and lord Burghersh hazard; but it appeared that the (who had requested to take a cruize information of a few Turks only with me), were amongst the most baving remained on the island, was animated in the combat. To cap- entirely false, as nearly a hundred tain Biackwood, who, after the un. of them had retired to an old confortunate loss of the Ajax, volun. vent, from loop-holes in the walls teered to serve in the Royal George, of which they defended themselves great praise is due for his able as. with musketry. In this affair we sistance in regulating the fire of the had lieutenant Belli, a young of. middle and lower decks; and when ficer of the fairest promise, and the Royal George anchored, he four seamcn, one officer, and one most readily offered his services to private marine, killed; two officers, convey a message to the Endymion, three petty officers, and five sea. of great moment, her pilot having men; one officer, two non.comrefused to take charge of the ship. missioned officers, and six private From thence he gave his assistance marines, wounded.] to arrange the landing of the troops from the sixty-four, and setting her Return of Killed and Wounded on on fire: indeed, where active ser. bourd his Majesty's Ships under vice was to perform, there was his the orders of Vice-admiral Sir anxious desire to be placed. His John Thomas Duckworth, K, B. officers too requested to serve in the in forcing the Passage of the Dar. squadron, and their services, in danelles, on the 19th of February; passing the Dardanelles, met with at the Attack of Prota the 27tk; approbation.
and on returning through the Dar. I have the honour to be, &c. . danelles, on the 3d of March, (Signed) J. T. DUCKWORTA. 1807.
Royal George-Lieutenant G. L. Active-None killed ; Mr. M. Belli, six seamen, and two marines, Palmer, boatswain, badly wounded; killed; Mr. J. Forbes, first-lieute. four seamen and three marines, nant, slightly wounded ; lieute. wounded. nant N. J. Willoughby, badly Endymion-Three seamen, kil. wounded; Mr. G. Holbrook, led ; lieutenant J. Langdon, badly slightly wounded ; Mr. Furneaux, wounded ; eight seamen, and one Mr. Dalrymple, Mr. John Alex. marine, wounded. ander, Mr. Rouse, and Mr. Meteor--None killed ; lieuteCotesworth, midshipmen, badly nant G. E. Ballchild, of the marine wounded ; forty-five seamen, and artillery, badly wounded ; A. Fo. eight marines, wounded.
ley, and T. Coombes, gunners, Canopus~ Captain Kent, of the ditto ; J. Brown, artillery gunner, marines, four seamen, and one ma. slightly wounded; four seamen, rine, killed; Mr. J. Nichols, mas wounded. ter's-mate, Mr. G. Wray, midship. Totalm. Forty-two killed, 235 man, and Mr. G. Moore, pilot, wounded, and 4 missing. badly wounded; fifteen seamen, and eight marines, wounded ; one since dead.
Surrender of Alexandria.- A Dis. Pompee-Five seamen, wounded. patch, dated Alexandria, 25th Windsor Castle--Four seamen, March, 1807, andressed to the killed; Mr. Wm. Jones, master's. Right Hon. IV. Windham :mate, slightly wounded ; nineteen seamen wounded..
Alexandria, March 25, 1807. Repulse- Ten seamen, killed; Mr. J. Magui, master's-mate, It is with much satisfaction I have slightly wounded; lieutenant Mar. the honour to inform you, that in Kall, of the marines, dangerously the afternoon of the 20th current, wounded; four seamen, and eight the town and fort of Alexandria, marines, wounded.
with two Turkish frigates and a Thunderer-Five seamén and one corvette, surrendered to his ma. maripe, killed ; lieutenant J. Wale jesty's arms by capitulation; and ler, badly wounded; lieutenant that they were taken possession of Colby, and Mr. Moore, midship. on the memorable morning of the man, slightly wounded ; nineteen 21st, by the troops under my com. seamen and six marines, wounded. mand. You are already apprised
Standard-Four seamen, killed, of my having been detached on this and four seamen, missing ; lieute service, with a body of troops from nant D. Harrington, badly wound. Messina, by his excellency general ed; lieutenant Fynmore, of the Fox, under convoy of his majesty's marines, ditto ; Mr. W. Shorbridge, ships Tigre and Apollo; and the boatswain, and Mr. J. Haines, mas. Wizard sloop was sent forward by ter's.mate, slightly wounded ; Mr. captain Hallowell, to get intelli. Wm. Smith, midshipman, badly gence from major Misset, whom I wounded ; Mr. C. Jay, midship. had been, by my instructions, di. man, slightly ; 42 seamer, and 7 rected to consult, as to the best marines, wounded.
plan of operations for effectiog the
purposes purposes of the expedition. I have only means of preventing the ear. now to acquaint you, that in the rison being reinforced by the Al. night of the 7th instant, (the day banians, who had actually been after we sailed,) the Apollo frigate, sent for, and might be expected in with 33 transports out of 49, which the course of twenty-four hours. conveyed the troops, parted com. These considerations led me to fol. pany, and that the other 16 with low his advice, and accordingly I the Tigre, came to an anchor to landed that evening (the 17th) as the westward of Alexandria, on the many troops as our small Bumber 16th. On our getting near the land of boats could convey, a few miles we saw the Wizard, and captain to the eastward of Marabout, with. Palmer immediately brought me the out opposition, though I could only intelligence he had received from take up a position for the night, as, major Misset, together with a letter before the next landing could be from him, stating that he had not effected, such a surf had arisen on come off himself, thinking his pre- the beach, as totally to prevent the sence in Alexandria absolutely ne. second division from approaching cessary to counteract the intrigues the shore. The next morning, how. of the French consul, who was en. ever, with infinite difficulty and risk deavouring to prevail upon the go. they were landed; but finding my vernor to admit a body of Alba. situation now, from the increased nians from Rosetta, to assist in the height of the surf, and appearance defence of the place. He earnestly of the weather, to be very preca. recommended me to land the troops rious, both with respect to getting immediately, as the inhabitants were provisions or stores on shore, or well affected towards us, and that having any communications with he had sanguinc hopes we should the transports, I determined at all be able to get possession of it with hazards to force my way to the out firing a shot.
western side, where I could receive Before I determined, however, supplies from Aboukir Bay, at the upon this measure, I deemed it pru. same time resolving to attempt (in dent to acquaint major Misset with passing) to get into the town even the very diminished state of my with the small force I had, and push force, and I therefore sent in my my way, if possible, into the forts aide-du-camp, captain A'Court, of that commanded it; a matter I had the 31st regiment, with a flag of reason to believe, from major Mis. truce to him, with a detailed ace set and others, would not be very count of it, and at the same time difficult to accomplish. a manifesto to the governor and in. I therefore moved forward about habitants, (a copy of which I in. eight o'clock in the evening of the close,) which had not the desired 18th, and in our way forced a paleffect; but, on the contrary, was lisaded entrenchment, with a deep treated by the governor with con. ditch in front of it, (that had been tempt. The major, however, in thrown up by the Turks, as a de. reply, strongly urged my immediate fence against the Mamelukes and landing ; still repeating that we Arabs on the western side,) stretchshould not meet with any resistance, ing from Fort des Bains to Lake and that my doing so would be the Mareotis, strengthened by three
batteries mounting eight guns, ex. of the weather completely prevented clusive of Fort des Bains on its right our receiving), our situation was, flank, mounting thirteen guns. This for some time, rather critical; and we effected with very little loss, I am happy to have it in my power though under a heavy fire of can. to bear testimony to the patience non and musketry, and proceeded and cheerfulness with which the within a few yards of Pompey's troops bore every privation, and Gate, where we found the garrison the ardour and spirit they showed prepared to receive us, the gate bar in the attack of the enemy's works, ricaded, and the walls lined with as well as the inclination and wish troops and armed inhabitants :- they displayed to have stormed the this, added to the smallness of my place, had I deemed that step ad. force, (not exceeding one thousand viseable. To major-general Wau. men of all descriptions,) led me to chope, brigadier-general Stuart, and think the risk too great, and I de- colonel Oswald, who landed with termined to proceed to the west. and accompanied me, I feel myself ward, as I had originally intended, under great obligations for their where I arrived on the morning of exertions and assistance io carrying the 19th, and took up my position on the service ; and I am much in. on the ground which the British debted to lieutenant-colonel Airey, troops occupied in the action of the acting as deputy adjutant-general, 21st, immediately sending detach. and captain Green, acting as de. ments to take possession of Aboukir puty quartermaster-general, for the castle, and the cut between the lakes great attention and zeal shewn by Maadie and Mareotis, by which them in forwarding and executing communication the reinforcement of the duties of their respective deAlbanians was expected in Alex. partments; and I think it but jus. andria : in both these attempts we tice to captain Pym, and to the succeeded.
officers and men of the detachment The next day, the 20th, I sent in of the royal artillery that was with (by a friendly Arab that had stolen me, to mention the very great zeal out of the town and joined us) a and alacrity which they displayed maoifesto, addressed to the inha. on cvery occasion, which I am con. bitants, warning them of the dan. fident would have been equally ger of implicating friends and foes, conspicuous on the part of captain io the event of taking the place by Burgoyne, and the officers of the assault, and urging them to force engineers, had circumstances per. the governor to capitulate. This mitted them to have acted. had the desired effect; a flag of To captain Hallowell, and the of. truce was sent out, and a capitula. ficers and seamen of his majesty's tion (of which I herewith enclose a ship Tigre, I cannot sufficiently ex. copy) was agreed to and signed. press my acknowledgments for the Although this service has fortunate. assistance they afforded me, and ly not been of loog duration, yet, for the readiness with which they from the scantiness of our numbers, stood forward on all occasions. and the scarcity of all sorts of sup. Captain Hallowell landed and plies, as well military stores as pro. marched with me to the attack of visions (wbich the boisterous state the enemy's entrenchmeats, and to
the very gates of the city, and re. tain Hallowell, upon the following mained on shore until the place conditions: surrendered: from his adviee and 1. All private property of indi. local knowledge, I derived much viduals, whether on land, or em. useful information. Captain Wi. barked, shall be respected. The thers, of the royal navy, agent of religion of the inhabitants, their transports, is also entitled to praise, mosques, and their laws, shall be for his activity in landing the troops, respected, as well as their houses and for the exertions he afterwards and families. 2. The commandant, made for supplying them with pro. his excellency Enep Bey, as well as visions. I send you herewith a the commandant of the marines, return of the killed, wounded, and Satag Aga, and Mahamed Naim Ef. missing, together with returns offendi, with all the official retinde of prisoners made, and of the public the government, the troops and stores of different descriptions found crews of the vessels belonging to in the several batteries and maga government, shall be sent to a port cines.
of Turkey, with the arms and bagI have the horour to be, &c. gage of individuals, but they are to (Signed) A. M. Fraser, consider themselves as prisoners of
Major-general. war, and shall not be engaged to P.S. The Apollo, with 19 mis take up arms against the British sing transports, came to anchor in forces, or their allies, until ex. Aboukir Bay on the morning of the changed. 3. The ressels belong. 30th, and sir J. Duckworth's squa- ing to government, and all public dron arrived here on the 22d. property,' shall be given up to the
It is but due to lieutenant Hun. British forces, and commissaries ter, and a sinall detachment of the shall be appointed on both sides to 20th light dragoons, who were make an inventory. 4. All Otto. landed without their horses or arms, man vessels belonging to individuals, to mention tbe zeal and spirit with and all property belonging to pri. which they volunteered their ser. vate subjects of the Sublime Porte, vices, and carried the scaling lad. which shall be found within Alei. ders on the night of the 13th. andria, shall be respected. Such per.
sons as wish to remain in the counArticles of the Capitulation for the try shall have the liberty to do so,
Surrender of the City of Alexan. if their conduct and character shall dria. Seed Mahamed Naim Ef. make it safe; and those who wish fendi being commissioned by his to depart may carry with them their Excellency Emen Bey, the Goter: properties, and shall be furnished nor, and Hagg Mahumet Katep with passports for landing in any and Sieg Ibrahim, Chieftains of the port of Turkey, which shall not be People, accompanied ly Signor An. blockaded. 5. There shall be a tonio Goddard, propose to place general amnesty for all the inhabi. the City and forts in the possession (ants, nor shall any notice be taken of the Commanders-in-Chief of the of the conduct they may have held Land and Naval Forces of his during the defence of the place. Britannic Majesty, his Excellency 6. There shall be no seisure of the Major general Fraser, and Cap- property of individuals, if they shall