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taxes, until the first day of June next. nature, we apprehend ourselves fully

That they be received until the first justified by the laws of God and man, day of June' next, into the continental in making retaliations and reprisals. loan offices, either on loan, or to be ex. We, therefore, the faid refugees and changed, at the election of the owners, other loyalists, do hereby declare ourfor other bills of the like tenor, to be felves the avowed enemies to, and that provided for that purpose.

we will from this time commence and That the bills lodged in the raid offi

odced in the said offi- carry on hoftilities against, the rebels bes to be so exchanged, be there regi. and their adherents, that are in oppofitered, and indented certificates thereof tion to our Sovereiga Lord the King, given to the owners by the respective bis laws and government. It is not our commiffioners of the said offices.

intention or design to involve the innoThat the commiffioners of the loan- cent with the guilty ; therefore, in any

ces make returns to the treasury: expedition or descent upon the rebels, Ecard, immediately after the ist day of if, through miltake, any peaceful loyal June next, of the amount of the bills fubject's property thould be injured, the received into their respective offices to directors of this allociation engage to be exchanged as aforesaid ; and that make good such damage ; and they hereproper bills to exchange the same be by offer all fincere friends to governfurnihed, and ready to be delivered out ment, who are difpoled to join, a full a their raid offices within fixty days participation of all privileges, benefits, from and after the faid ut day of June and advantages, that have or may be

That the first- mentioned bills, as they conferred on this determined band of He brought into the treasuries and loan- loyal associators. offices, be immediately crossed, and In behalf of the directors, I pledge fruck through with a circular punch of my faith and honour for the performone inch diameter, to be afterwards ex. ance of the above articles. amided, and burned, as Congress Mall

GE. LEONARD.. rea.

Newport, Jan. 18. 1779. (40.398.) CHARLES THOMSON, Sec.” The Marquis de la Fayette, with Cap.

In consequence of some letters that tain de Barras and the Chevalier de Raihad paffed between Sir Henry Clinton mondis, embarked at Boston, on the 7th and Gen, Washington for the exchange of January, on board the Alliance fride prisoners, a meeting was held at Perth gate, in order, as it is given out; to Amboy, on the nth of December last, make representations to his court in fabetween Cols o Hara and Hyde on the vour of the United States. He carried part of the King's troops, and Lt-Cols with him freih instructions to Dr Frank Harrison and Hamilton on the part of lin, with orders from the Congress to the Americans ; which however proved present the Marquis with an elegant ineffectual. On the return of the com- fword set with diamonds. mitioners, the officers out on their pa. A letter, dated, Fort Royal, in MarTole were ordered to be called in on tinico, gives the following account. [85.] ooth fides.

“ The King's squadron, under the m o n . command of Count d'Eitaign, Vice-Ad. Whereas the loyal refugees from the

the miral of France, left Boston the 4th of province of Massachuset's-bay, and o

November, and arrived the 8th of Dether loyalists, have suffered many inju- C

inir cember at Fort Royal in Martinico. ries and indigoities from rebels in gene

The 14th they learned at Fort Royal, tal; and particularly by two inhuman

non that on the 12th ten English regiments, ads of the usurped government of that

hot under the command of Gen. Grant, had province, by one of which our proper

· landed on the island of St Lucia, under ty is seized, and confiscated, for the ex- cove

cover of seven ships of war, cominanded press purpose of supporting and main

by Adm. Barrington Laining the present rebellion, and by the

The Count d'Estaign immediately or. other our persons are proscribed, and

å dered 4500 foldiers and about icco vofor ever banished from our native land,

lunteers to embark on board his fquanever to return under penalty of death: dron, and got under fail to go and acnudeaced by motives of lovalty. zea: tack the enemy, and retake St Lucia : bus for the good of his Majesty's ier. Wb

where he arrived the Isih. T“, ai cured by the L :V8 of


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Pondicherry; but it was the zift before most particular manner obliged to Sir a sufficient number of troops were af. Edward Vernon, and his Majesty's squaJembled so that we could attempt to ad- dron, who most chearfully gave every voce. On this day we took pofleffion affiftance during the whole liege; and of the Bound Hedge, within cannon-fhot and when the afsault was resolved on, Sir of Pondicherry ; which prevented all Edward landed his marines, and 200 communication with the town by land. seamen, to allift in the attack. Oa the 6th and 7th of September we I have the honour of sending your broke ground, both on the north and Lordship herewith a return of the killed footh fide of the town, it having been and wounded on both fides, together determined to carry on two attacks; and with a list of cannon and stores taken in on the 18th we opened our batteries Pondicherry. with twenty-eight pieces of heavy artil. These dispatches will be delivered to kay and twenty-seven mortars. Though your Lord'hip by Enf. Rumhold, of the our fire on the town was very great, yet 6th regiment of foot, who obtained his tbe enemy's was equally so on us from Majesty's leave to come to India with his day-break till towards the evening; when father, the Governor of this settlement. our batterieshad apparentlythe advantage, He has acted as one of my aid-de-camps and the fire from the fortress decreafed since I have been on this coaft; and, as greatly. The approaches were continued I have great reason to be perfe&ly satiswitb the utmoit expedition possible ; but fied with his conduct, I beg leave to rethe obftinate defence of the garrison made commend him to your Lordship as a i incessary to act with caution, and the young man of merit. He takes with nolent rains that fell retarded the works. him the colours of Pondicherry, to have A gallery being carried into the ditch to the honour of laying them at his Majete fouthward, a breach made in the sty's feet. bation called L'Hofpital, and the face's I have the honour to be, &c. of the adjacent baltions being also de

HECTOR MUNRO." troyed, it was resolved to pass the ditch Weinsert the preliminary article, and by Deans of a bridge of boats made for the first article of the capitulation, with the purpose, and to assault the place; the answers, verbatim. stile, on the north attack, our batte- « Prelim. Art. Mr de Bellecombe, Tics bad ruined the east face of the north- Major-General in his Most Christian MaWcf baftion, and a float was prepared jesty's armies, General Commandant of to pass the troops over the ditch at the the French establishments in the Indies, 126 time ; another attack was to have Governor of Pondicherry, propofes to been made on the sea fide to northward, Maj. Gen. Munro,commanding the Engwhere they bad ftockades running into lish army, to surrender the place the the water. This was intended to have 25th of this month, if before that period been put into execution the 15th of Oc- he does not receive any succour; and tober before day-light: but in the fore- requires, that in the mean time hostilities Loon of the 14th, the water in the ditch be suspended on both sides, as also the to the southward was so raised by the works; and that there shall not be any raigs for two or three days before, that communication between the befiegers it forced itself into the gallery, broke it and belieged. down, and damaged the boats intended Answer. The fort of Pondicherry for the bridge. It required two days to muit be delivered up at twelve o'clock torepair the damage done ; and every thing morrow at noon, and the British troops being ready for the aflault, it would put in poffeffion of the Vellenore gate at have taken place on the 17th; but on the that time. 10th, M. Bellecombe sent me a letter by Art. I. The officers on the staff, the his aid-de-camp M. de Villette, relative garrison, and other inilitary perfons deto a capitulation, which was signed by fending Pondicherry, shall have the ho. both parties the next day. The gallant pours of war: They shall retire by the defence made by M. Bellecombe will e. fea-port with their arms and baggage, ter do him honour; and I beg leave, in colours Oying, drums beating, lighted justice to the troops I had the honour to matches, with fix cannons, two cast command, to aífure your Lordship, that mortars, which shall be put on board the they acted with the most determined re- vefrol in which M. de Bellecombe Mall Juiution on every occasion. I am in a embark ; each piece fall have fix char


ges, and each soldier Mall have fifteen Ant. Granted as long as they behave cartouches.

with propriety, and do not endeavour Answer. The gallant defence made to make converts from amongst people by Maj. Gen. Bellecombe and his garri- profefsing the Proteftant religion." son juftly demands every mark of honour: “ Art. 24. The present capitulation The garrifon are therefore allowed to shall extend as far as the articles of it are march out of the Vellenore gate with the capable, to all that relates to Chanderna honours of war; they will, on the gla- gore, and other French factories at Bent. cis, pile up their arms by order from gal, at Yanaon, and at Karical, which their own officers; where they will leave the English have seized, and at the fetthem, with their drums, the caonon, tlement of Masulipatain ; as also to the and mortars. The officers in general are French vessels which have been taken in allowed to keep their arms; and the re- the Ganges and on the coast of Coroman giment of Pondicherry, at Gen. Belle- del, since the first of July laft; the fail combe's particular request, are allowed ors of which, and those who were in the to keep their colours.”

place, shall be transported to the le of By the other articles, the private pro. France. The papers and letters ad: :: perty of all the people in Pondicherry was drefled to Monf. de Bellecombe, which secured to them, and such as chose to take were taken in those ships, shall be faith the oaths of allegiance to his Britannic fully restored. Majesty might trade, if they chose it, un Ans. Inadmissible.” der the protection of the English Aag. “ Art. 26. (the last). The full and All the officers and soldiers were to be entire execution of the present capitula transported to France at the charge of tion Mall be observed bona fide, and that the government of Madrass, and all the be secured, not only by the signature dt Seapoys, &c. in arms to be permitted to Maj.-Gen. Munro and that of Commo go where they pleased, after delivering dore Vernon, but also by the governo up their arms; and were to be protected and council of Madras ; referring myid from the violence of their countrymen for the rest to the decilion of the courts by the company's troops. An inventory of France and of England, for a repara. was to be taken of all inilitary stores, tion proportioned to the violation of trea &c. found in the fort, and a duplicate ties, and of the right of nations, which to be given to the French governor, for has operated in Alia since the month of the future discussion of the courts of July last, by the orders of the governor England and France ; the fortifications and councils of Calcutta and of Madrass to remain in ftatu quo, only the breaches to the very great prejudice of the French to be made up, tillihe decision of the two nation, and of humanity. courts are known. We infert three Anf. This capitulation will be figned articles entire, viz.

by Sir Edward Vernon and Maj. Gen, “ Art. 13. The free exercise of the Munro, and they will be guarantees for Roman Catholic religion shall be entirely the ratification of the superior council of preferved. The churches fhall be re- Madrass.” spected, the ecclefiaftics and religious In the fort were found 181 iron guns orders shall be supported in the full en serviceable, 29 unserviceable ; 55 brafs joyment of their houses, and all their guns serviceable, 3 unserviceable ; 20 other property and privileges. Pro- brass mortars, 3 iron ones, and 6 how tections thall be given to this effect, itzers. principally to the Apoftolical Prefect, in Small arms. 5934 muskets with bay order that he may exercise, without fear, onets, 248 without bayonets, 108 rifc. and with decency, the functions of his barrel pieces ; 60 wall-pieces, 45 carbinese office. The missionaries shall be at li. 556 piftols, 930 swords, 80 barrels of berty to go from place to place, to pro- gun-powder, 100 lb. each, and 21,708 ceed in their respective functions, and ihot of different sizes. they shall receive under the Englih flag The total loss of the company's troops the like protection as they enjoyed under during the liege was 224 killed, 693 the French Aag. In particular, the Bi. wounded. The company's troops conShop of Tabraca, now at Pondicherry, fisted of 10,500 men, whereof isoo were shall have every regard paid to him, Europeans. which he merits by his piety still more [The London papers give the names than by his dignity.

of British officers külled and wounded in

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five fail bearing down upon us in a regu- 16th of August last by the Valentine ; ilar line abreast. We stood for them, and the winds and current prevented ine

forming our line ahead with the four regaining my station until the 20th at - hips, and at noon brought to so, ready midnight, when I anchored between Pon

to receive them. At three quarters paft dicherry and Cuddalore. About four of noon, the breeze shifting to the seaward, clock in the morning of the 21st, upon gave us the weather-gage, when I imme- fight of a strange fail standing in to the diately made the fignal to bear down up- squadron, I made the lignal, weighed, on the enemy, who had formed upon and gave chace : at day-light saw the the starboard tacks. I intended forming chace had French colours hoitted; which, our line on the larboard tack, till the on a few shot being fired at her from the leading ship had stretched abreast of their Rippon and Seahorse, were struck; the rear, then to have tacked, and formed proved to be the L'Aimable Nannett,


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