Bulletins and Other State Intelligence

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Compiled and arranged from the official documents published in the London gazette., 1794

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Page 57 - You will be pleased to inform the Lords' Commissioners of the Admiralty, that on the...
Page 86 - Sir, — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Page 218 - Brunswick having lost her mizen-rnast in the action, and drifted to leeward of the French retreating ships, w,as obliged to put away large to the northward from them. Not seeing her chased by the enemy in that predicament, I flatter myself she may arrive in safety at Plymouth. All the other twentyfour...
Page 11 - ... thereby be more at liberty to save themselves on the conflagration taking place around them. In this situation we continued to wait most anxiously for the hour concerted with the governor for the inflammation of the trains. The moment the signal was made, we had the satisfaction to see the flames rise in every quarter. Lieutenant Tupper was charged with the burning of the general magazine, the pitch, tar, tallow, and oil storehouses, and...
Page 220 - Commissioners of the Admiralty may at this time require. It is incumbent on me, nevertheless, now to add, that I am greatly indebted to him for his councils as well as conduct in every branch of my official duties; and I have similar assistance, in the later occurences, to acknowledge of my second captain, Sir Andrew Douglas.
Page 219 - Curtis, who is charged with this dispatch, will be able to give the farther information the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty may at this time require. It is incumbent on me...
Page 9 - Majesty's army and fleet, not only between the officers of all ranks, but between the seamen and soldiers also. I herewith transmit a copy of Sir Sydney Smith's letter to me, with a list of the officers employed under him, and also a return of officers and seamen killed and wounded at Fort Mulgrave on the 1 7th.
Page 218 - French, their force consisting of twenty-six ships of the line, opposed to his Majesty's fleet of twenty-five (the Audacious having parted company with the sternmost ship of the enemy's line, captured in the night of the 28th), waited for the action, and sustained the attack with their customary resolution. In less than an hour after the close action commenced in the centre...
Page 187 - My column consisted of seven battalions of British, five of Austrians, and two of Hessians, with six squadrons of light dragoons, and four of hussars. We moved forward from Templeuve to Lannoy, which we forced the enemy to evacuate after a short cannonade, in which I had the misfortune to lose Major Wright, of the royal artillery, a brave and deserving officer. Having left the two Hessian battalions at Lannoy, I proceeded to Roubaix, where we found the enemy in great strength both of men and cannon.
Page 351 - Hanoverian dragoons, one one squadron of the 10th Hanoverian light dragoons, and the legion de Damas, in the Dutch service. This sortie had every success which could be expected from it. The troops' advanced to the enemy's trenches under a very severe fire, and jumped into them without returning a shot. The loss of the enemy was almost entirely by the bayonet, and amounted to above five hundred men ; that of the British and Hanoverians will be seen by the enclosed return.

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