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Downing-street, December 31. Ex- 36 men, by the Pandora Sloop, Capt,
tract of a Dispatch, from Lieut.-gen. Visc. Ferguson.
Wellington, dated Cartaxo, Dec. 15.

No alteration has been made in the Downing-street, Jan. 14. The fol-
Enemy's position in front of this army lowing Dispatch was yesterday received
since I had the honour of addressing from Lieut.-gen. Viscount Wellington,
you on the 8th inst. and all the deser- dated Cartaxo, Dec. 22.
ters and prisoners continue to report My Lord, The Enemy still continue in
the distress which the troops suffer. their position at Santarem, in which no
The Enemy detached a body of cavalry, alteration of consequence has been 'made
consisting of four regiments, towards since I addressed your Lordship on the
Coimbra; but, finding that town occu- 15th instant-They continue to collect
pied by Gen. Baceliar, they have re- boats on the Zezere, over which river
turned again to their station in the rear they have now two or three bridges.-
of the right of their army. I am con- The Enemy have shewn themselves on
cerned to forward the inclosed report the Lower Coa, according to the last
from Marshal Sir Wm. Beresford, of accounts from General Silviera, but not,
the death of Cap. Fenwick, the late in his opinion, in such force as to pass
Commandant of Obidos. During the that river. The reports which I had re-
last two months he had been engaged ceived of the march of the troops of the

than twenty times with the 9th corps towards Madrid have not been Enemy's foraging parties, and I have confirmed. The last accounts which I had several opportunities of reporting have received from Cadiz are of the 8th his success. Upon this last occasion he inst.

WELLINGTON. had made an attack upon, and had The following Extract of a Dispatch driven in, a party, consisting of 80 gre- is dated Cartaxo, Dec. 29. Since I adnadiers, in the neighbourhood of Evora, dressed you on the 22d inst. I have renear Alcobaca, which had come there ceived reports that the Enemy's troops in search of provisions, having under which had retired from Lower Beira, in his command a detachment of the same the end of last and the beginning of this number of the militia of the garrison month, had crossed the Coa at Almeida, of Obidos, and was pursuing them, when on the 15th and 16th inåt. and had he was mortally wounded, and he died moved into Upper Beira, by the roads on the 10th; we have thus sustained a of Pinhel and Trancoso, and of Alverea great loss, and he in lamented by all and Celerico.--I have not been able to who had any knowledge of his gallantry ascertain exactly the strength of the and exertions. It is generally report- body of troops which have entered by ed that the battalions composing the this frontier; but it is stated to be 16 or 9th corps have marched towards Madrid, 17,000 men, and consists, I should where preparations were making for the imagine, not only of Gardanne's division, assembly of a large body of troops. It is but of some, if not the whole of the certain that all these troops, as well as troops of the 9th corps. By the last acGardanne's detachment, have retired counts I have of these troops, the adfroin the frontiers of Portugal.

vanced guard had arrived at Maceira, in Curtaro, Dec. 11. the valley of the Mondego, on the 22d, My Lord, It is with much regret that and their progress has not been rapid. I communicate to you the loss of Capt. But if they have continued their march, Fenwick (Lieutenant in the Bufts), they ought by this time to be in connnuwho died the following day of the nication with the Eneniy's post in the wounds be received in the attack he neighbourhood of Thoinar. - General made upon the Enemy at Evora, on the Silviera had retired with his division of 8th inst. Your Lordship will equally troops to Moimento de Beira; but he feel with me the loss of this enter- and General Miller and Colonel Wilson prizing allant young Oficer, who since were prepared to act across the Mondego the Eveniy’s being in their late and pre- upon the flanks and rear of the Enemy's sent position, has been of so much ser- troops, the whole of which, it appears, vice, and who has in such various in- were marching on the left of that river. stances given proofs of his talents and No alteration has been made in the poundaunted courage. W. G. BERESFORD. sition of the Enemy's troops in front of

this army, excepting that a detachment Admiralty-office, Jan. 5. Thiş Gazette of between 2 or 3000 cavalry and infanannounces the capture of the Chasseur try had moved into Luwer Beira, across Prench privateer cutter of 16 guns and the Zezere, towards Castello Branco, GENT. MAG. January, 1811. probably with a view to gain intelli9



gence. By accounts from Estremadura, and nine wounded. A letter from Capt. it appears that Generals Mendizabal Ayscough, of the Success stating the and Ballasteros have had some success destruction, on the 4th and 6th Oct. in their operations against a French di- of two of the Enemy's gun-boats, and 34 vision belonging to Mortier's corps, troop-vessels, on the coast of Naples, which had been stationed in Lierena. by the boats of the Success and other They have obliged this division to retire vessels, under Capt. Ayscough's orders. from Guadaleanal, with some loss.

And a letter from the Hon. Capt. Admiralty-office, Jan. 15. Admiral Waldegrave, of the Thames frigate, giv$ir C. Cotton has transmitted a lettering an account of the boats of that ship, from Capt. Stewart, giving an account of and the Eclair sloop, having, on the 5th the capture of a French privateer, the Oct. brought out ten of the Enemy's Cæsar, of four guns and 59 men, by the empty transports collected near Agriboats of the Blossom sloop under the di- poli, in the Gulf of Salerno. -Capt. rections of Lieut. S. Davies and Messrs. Tobin, of the Princess Charlotte, has, Hambly and Marshall

, midshipmen. She in his letter to J. W. Croker, Esq. of was carried in a gallant manner by the 11th inst. given an account of his boarding, in which, and in the chace, having, on the 9th, captured at sea the the Lieutenant and three men were French privateer L’Aimable Flore, of killed, and Mr, Hambly and nine others Granville, mounting 14 six-pounders Founded'; the Enemy had four killed (pierced for 20), with 91 men on board.


OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. HOUSE OF COMMONS, Jan. I. besides dangerous, as tending to form a The House having resolved itself into party in the country, which might

Committee, Mr. Perceval, after a weaken and impede the powers of Gofew preliminary observations, in which vernment. He should therefore propuse, he dwelt upon the shock bis Majesty's as an amendment, that that part of the feelings would sustain upon recovery, if motion from the words “ Queen's Most he found any material alteration in his Excellent Majestyal should be omitted, Househoļd, and declared, that, if a sepatu and to insert in its place, “ together rate establishment for the Regent was with such direction of his Household as thought absolutely necessary, the ex- may be suitable for the care of his Majespence would not exceed 15,000l. sub- ty's Royal Person, and the maintenance mitted the following Resolution : "That of the Royal Dignity:** it appears to this Committee, that the An animated discussion ensued; the care of his Majesty's Royal Person, du- arguments uryed turning on the danger ring the continuance of his Majesty's of crippling the Executive Government, illness, should be committed to the by restricting the powers of the Regent, Queen's Most Excellent Majesty; and and endeavouring, by the above Resoluthat her Majesty should have power to tion, to embody an influence, under the semove from and to nominate and ap- pretext of being necessary for the propoint such persons as she shall think tection of the reigning King, but with proper, to the several Offices in his the view of serving the purposes of MiMajesty's Household, and ta dispose, nisters against the Government of his order, and manage, all other matters Representative. and things relating to the care of his Messrs. Canning, Stepher, and Wit Majesty's Royal Person, during the time berforce, spoke with much éloquence in aforesaid; and that, for the better ena- favour of the Resolution ; Lord Dysart, Þling ber Majesty to discharge this im- and Messrs. H. Addington and Fuller, portant trust, it is also expedient that a also supported it: Sir S. Romilly, Lord Council should be appointed, to advise Milton, and Mr. Whitbread, opposed it and assist ber Majesty in the several at great" length; Lord Castlereagh, matters aforesaid, and with power from Messrs. Johnstone, H. Martin, and time to time, as they may see cause, to Bathurst, were against it. examine upon oath the Physicians and The House divided on Lord Gower's others attending his Majesty's Person, Amendment, Ayes. 226, Noes 213 touching the state of bis Majesty's health, Majority against Ministers 18 and all matters relative thereto.". Lord Gower considered the expence

Jan. 2. of the two separate establishments as The Report of the Committee on the highly unnecessary: during his Majesty's State of the Nation was presented by Mr. retirement he would have no occasion Lushington. The Resolutions being read, for his present Housebold; and it was the question was put, that the Report be

received, received; when a long and animated dis- sion taking place on the Marquis a cussion arose, in which Lord Porchester, Lansdowne's Amendment to the first ReSirs S. Romilly and 7. Turton, Messrs. solution, there appeared for it. 105; Whitbread, Canning, Sheridan, Wynne, against it 102; Majority against MinisMorris, Mr. Secretary Ryder, and the ters 3. Master of the Rolls, participated. Lord The Earl of Liverpool then proposed Porchestoy proposed, as an Amendment an Amendment to the second Resolution, to the first Resolution, that the conclud- by omitting the power given to the Regent ing words“ subject to such limitations to appoint Peers in cases of naval or iniand exceptions as shall hereafter be pro- litary achievements; and extending the vided,” be left out; but no division took restrictions generally to the grant of place on it: and the Chancellor of the peerages, by which he met the wishes of Exchequer having moved an Amendmeut Lord Grenville : for the Amendment 106, to the same Resolution, which went to against it 100; Majority in favour of Mirestore it to its original state, it was lost nisters B. by a Majority of 3.

The third and fourth Resolutions were

carried without a division. HOUSE OF LORDS, Jan. 4.

An Amendment being proposed by In a Committee on the State of the Lord Liverpool to the fifth Resolutiorta Nation, the Earl of Liverpool moved the respecting the Household, restoring it to reading of the Resolutions which had its original state as proposed by the been brought up from the Commons. Chancellor of the Exchequer in the He disclaimed being actuated by any Lower House, the numbers were, Ayes thing like personal disrespect towards 97, Noes 110; Majority against Ministhe Personage to whom the Resolutions ters 13. most materially referred; but it could A discussion then ensued on a proponot be denied that he was liable to the sition, from the Ministerial side; to ada bias and impression of wrong advice. mit the votes of proxies ; and after con That great maxim of the Constitution, siderable argument, a division was called " the King can do no wrong," ought for : in favour of the respective votes by always to be kept in view; and applying proxy 99, against thens 102; Majority it to the Prince of Wales, should he, in against Ministers 3. the capacity of Regent, become possessed of regal power, care should be taken In the Commons, the same day, co that he should be made incapable of doing pies of the Correspondence between the wrong. His Lordship, after dwelling Treasury and Lord Grenville, Auditor upon the Resolutions, declared that the of the Exchequer, with respect to the isArst four had his perfect concurrence, syes of public money, were laid upon the but it would be necessary to amend the table. The facts stated are briefly these: fifth. He concluded by moving the ques The Lords of the Treasury requiring tion upon the first Resolution.

the sum of 500,0001. to be applied to the The Earl of Carlisle decidedly opposed service of the Navy, and unable to obtain the Resolutions, and questioned the me- it out of the Exchequer, during the prerits of Mr. Pitt's administration, alleging sent iodisposition of his Majesty, transthat it was one tissue of errors.

mitted a warrant tequiring the Auditor The Marquis of Lansdowne could not to draw upon the Bank of England for assent even to the first of the five Rego that sum. Lord Grenville declined; and Jutions, without detaching from the con- a case having been submitted to the Aç cluding words. After censuring the Re- torney and Solicitor General, they destrictions upon the Regent, he asked, clared the warrant of the Treasury, Was it constitutional thus to make Par- which took all responsibility upon itself, liament judges of the exercise of the pre- not impérative upon the Auditor, and rogative? The power of rewarding me- decided that he had no discretion. Subrit was to be withheld from the Regent; sequently Messrs. John and James Larwhile punishment, the most ungracious pent, Clerks of the Privy Seal, refused attribute of the State, was to be allowed to sign the warrant, as the necessary and him. He should move that all that part accompanying docket had not been reof the first Resolution, connected with turned to their office. The House havand following the words “subject to such ing resolved itself into a Committee, the limitations and rescrietions, as shall be Chancellor of the Exchequer moved, that provided," &c. be omitted.

three or four of the Lords of the TreaViscount Sidmouth, Lords Eldon, Gren- sury be authorised and required to issue ville, and Harrowby, and Earl Clancurty, their warrants to the Auditor of the Ex. supported the Resolutions, which were chequer for drawing the public money, opposed by Lords Erskine, Holland, Sel- and that the different officers of the Exo Birky and the Duke of Norfolk.A divis chequer be requested to pay obedience to

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their warrants, during his Majesty's indis, the invariable practice to require the ade
position. After a discussion, in which dition of the words “ called up to the
Lord Temple, Sir J. Sebright, Messrs. House of Peers.”—He then put the ques:
Rose, Ponsonby, Whitbread, Dundas, tion on Mr. Howard's motion, which, af-
Tierney, Wynne, "Horner, Yorke, and ter a short discussion between the Chan-
W. Smith, took a part, the motion was cellor of the Exchequer, against it, and
agreed to; with an Amendment, that the Sir S. Romilly, Messrs. Whitbread, Here
issues of public money should be confined ner, &c. in its favour, was negatived on
to the Army and Navy, and to no other a division, by six.
branch of the Government service.

Jan. 10.

The Deputation appointed to wait on The Lord President and the Lord her Majesty, proceeded to Windsor, with Privy Seal were appointed to attend the the Address of the Two Houses,expressing Prince of Wales with the Address, re- a hope that herMajestywould be graciously questing his Royal Highness to take upon pleased to undertake the important duhimself the Regency, in conformity with ties proposed to be invested in her Mathe terins of the Resolution; and Earls jesty, as soon as an Act of Parliament Harcourt and Morton to attend the should have passed for carrying the said Queen.

Resolution into effect. İler Majesty

graciously replied: In the Commons, the same day, Messrs. "My Lords and Gentlemen - That Perceval, Ryder, R. Dundas, and the sense of duty and gratitude to the King, Master of the Rolls, were appointed to and of obligation to this Country, whick accompany the "Lords President and induced me in the year 1789 readily to Privy Seal with the Address to the Prince promise my most earnest attention to of Wales; and Lords J. Thynne, Clive,' the anxious and momentous trust at tbat Palmerston, and Col. Disbrowe, to at time intended to be reposed in me by tend her Majesty.

Parliament, is strengthened, if possible,

by the uninterrupted enjoyment of those Jan. 9.

blessings which I have continued to exMr. Howard moved that the Speaker perience under the protection of His do issue his warrant for a new writ for Majesty since that period : and I should the election of a Knight of the Shire for be wanting to all my duties if I hesitated the County of Gloucester, in the room of to accept the sacred trust which is now Lord Dursley, now Earl Berkeley. offered to me. The assistance in point

The Speaker asked the Hon. Member of counsel and advice, which the wisdom whether he was prepared to add to his of Parliament proposes to provide for me, motion, the usual words used on such will make me undertake the charge with occasions, ".called up by writ of sum- greater hopes that I may be able satisfacmons to the House of Peers?"

torily to fulfil the important duties which Mr. Howard replied, that he was not, it inust impose upon me. Of the nature because, in point of fact, no such writ of and iupportance of that charge, I cannot summons had been issued. He imagined, but be duly sensible, involving, as it however, that no objection would be does, every thing which is valuable to made to his motion, as it was an esta- myself, as well as the highest interests blished fact that the representation for of a people endeared to me by so many the County of Gloucester was defective. ties and considerations, but by nothing That House, he was persuaded, would so strongly as by their steady, loyal, and not consider itself bound to wait the affectionate attachment to the best of forms of the other House respecting the Kings." issuing of such writ of summons, nor keep the County of Gloucester without a

Jan. 11. representative pending the suspension of At two o'clock the Deputation frotin such summons. But, if a doubt could the Two Houses went up to Carleton be entertained upon the subject, that House, to present to his Royal Highness doubt would be removed by the reference the Resolutions to which the two Houses, to the authority of a great man, who had after long discussion, had agreed to. The filled the chair of that House (he meant Lords and Gentlemen, all in full dress, Mr. Speaker Onslow), as it was to be were ushered through the superb suite collected from a nute in Mr. Hatsell's of rooms to the Drawing-room, where valuable book of Precedents,

his Royal Mighness stood. His Chan. The Speaker professed great deference cellor, Wm. Adam, esq. and Earl Moira to the authority of Mr. Speaker Onslow, on his right hand; the Duke of Cumbere but stated, that upon reference to the land and Mr. Sheridan on his left; beJournals it would be found to have been hind him four Officers af bis household,


Mr. Tyrwhitt, Col. Macmahon, Col. Father's Crown, and the equat regard Bloomfield, and Gen. Turner. The de- I owe to the welfare of his people, I do putation advanced according to their not hesitate to accept the office and si. order of precedency. The Lord Presi- tuation proposed to me, restricted as they dent, the Lord Privy Seal, the Chancel- are, still retaining every opinion express. lor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary ed by me upon a former and similar Ryder, the President of the Board of

stressing occasion. In undertaking the Controul, and the Master of the Rolls ; proposed to me, I am well aware and they made the usual reverences, of the difficulties of the situation in The Lord President then read from a which I shall be placed ; but I shall rely paper in his hand." That they were a with confidence upon the Constitutional Committee appointed to attend his Royal advice of an enlightened Parliament, and Higliness with the Resolutions which the zealous support of a generous and had been agreed to by the Lords and loyal People. I will use all the means Commons, for the purpose of supplying left to me to merit both. the defeet of the personal exercise of the "My Lords and Gentlemen-You will Royal Authority, during his Majesty's communicate this my answer to the two illness, by empowering bis Royal High- Houses, accompanied by my most ferness to exercise that authority in the vent wishes and prayers, that the Divine name and on the behalf of bis Majesty, Will may extricate' us and the Nation subject to such limitations and restries from the grievous embarrassments of our tions as shall be provided. And that present condition, by the speedy restoras they were directed to express the hope tion of his Majesty's health." which the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons entertain, that his Royal In the House of Lords, the same day; Highness, from his regard to the inte- the Earl of Liverpool, after an explana rests of his Majesty, will be ready to un- tion stating that the names of the Duke dertake the weighty and important trust of York and one of his Royal Brothers proposed to be invested in his Royal had been omitted at their request, moved Highness, as soon as an Act of Parlia- the issuing of Letters Patent under the ment shall have been passed for carrying Great Seal for opening Parliament by the said Resolutions into effect."

Commission. To which bis Royal Highness made the Earl Grey would not, at this advanced following gracious reply:

stage of the business, cause any addi"My Lords, and Gentlemen-I receive tional delay; but rose to state his entire the communication which the Two concurrence in the opinions of those now Houses have directed you to make to ble Lords who had so ably and eloquently me, of their joint Resolutions, on the opposed the proceedings, and to enter subject of providing for the exercise of his protest against them, as justified by the Royal Authority during his Ma- no constitutional precedent, and furnishjesty's illness, with those sentiments of ing an example of the most perilous imregard which I must ever entertain for port on future emergencies. the united desires of the Two Houses. The House then divided on the motion With the sanie sentiments I receive the -Contents, 51; Non-contents, 33. expressed hopes of the Lords and Commons,'that, from ny regard for the inte- In the Commons the Sheriffs of London rest of His Majesty and the Nation, I presented the Petition of the Common should be ready to undertake the weighty Couneil against restrictions on the Regent. and important trust proposed to be in- The Committees appointed to wait on vested in me,' under the restrictions and the Prince of Wales and her Majesty, limitations stated in those Resolutions. reported their answers. -Conscious that every feeling of my heart would have prompted me, from du- HOUSE OF COMMONS, Jan. 14. tifül affection to my beloved Father and Mr Ald. Combe presented a Petition Sovereign, to have shewn all the reve- from the Livery, praying the appointrential delicacy towards him inculcated ment of the Prince of Wales as Regent, in those Resolutions, I cannot refrain without any limitation or restriction, from expressing my regret, that I should The House having resolved itself into a pot bave been allowed the opportunity of Committee on the State of the Nation, manifesting to his afflicted and loyal sub- Mr. Perceval, after alluding to the Rejects that such would have been my con- solution agreed to and transmitted by duct.-Deeply impressed, however, with the Lords on the expediency of Letters the pecessity of tranquillizing the public Patent passing under the Great Seal for mind, and determined to submit to assembling Parliament, moved the conevery personal sacrifice consistent with currence of that House in the Resolú the regard I owe to the security of my tion



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