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Admiralty Office, Feb. 27.
, HIS Majesty's fbip under my command this day captured Le Cou reur, a corvette belonging to the government of France, and come manded by officers of the navy, but lent to the merchants for a priva. teer, She mounts 24 guns, and has 150 men.
. I have the honour to be, &c. CHA. STIRLING
1. Frorn the LONDON GAZETTE, March 3, 1798.
Admiralty Office, March 3. THE following letters from the Hon. Captain Stopford, transmitted by Lord Bridport; from Lieutenant Webb, through the hands of Capt. M.Douall, commanding at Yarmouth; and from Mr. G. Broad, through those of Admiral Peyton, were received at this office :'
· My Lord,
Phaeton, at Sca, Feb. 21. I HAVE the honour to inform your Lordship, that on the gth inftant, in consequence of the vigilance of Captain White, in keeping fight of and making fignals for a fail in the S. E. in very thick and iqually weather, I was enabled, in his Majesty's Mhip under my command, to come up with and capture a French flip privateer called La Legere, out 24 hours from L'Orient, bound to the West Indies, mounting 14 eight: paunders, and 4 thirty-two pound carronades, and manped with. 130 men. La Legere was built for a corvette, and has been employed as fuch until these few months, wben Die was fitted for a privateer, and fails fo well, that her capture would have been considerably delayed, if fhe had not carried away her fore and main topmafts during the chase. . :;! . I have the honour to be, &c.
ROB. STOPFORD. Ribt Hon. Lord Bridport, K. B.
My Lord, :
Phaeton, at Sea, Feb. 21. iN addition to my letter to your Lordship of this day's date, I have to inform you, that the Mermaid and Sylph being in chase in the S. W. have returned with an American flip from Bolton to Amsterdam, that Sad been taken by a French privateer. The American fhip (called the Eliza) is originally from Batavia, with a valuable cargo, and topped at Boston for fresh papers, without changing her cargo. 1 send the Nymphe into port with the two captured vessels. . . , I have the honour to be, &c.
ROB. STOPFORD., Right Haz. Lord Bricipert, K. B. Sir, .
His Majesty's armed Cutter Cobourg, Feb. 26. I HAVE the honour to inform you, that yesterday morning at seven o'clock, having Cromer bearing S. 67 W, distant fixteen leagues, we fell
in with, and after nine hours chase (during which we ran one hundred miles, one half the time blowing a hard gale of wind at W. N. W.), we came up alongside and captured La Revanche, French lugger privaa teer of 16 guns and 62 men, after a running fight of two hours, close alongside.
She attempted to board us twice, but being repulsed, and a well-dire&ted broadside having brought her main and mizen masts by the board, and Not her fore-yard away, they called for quarter. • We had no fooner taken possession of her, than, with the utmost difficulty, and all the exertion we possibly could make use of in getting the prisoners Shifted, and our own people back, when the sunk, having received above forty shot between wind and water. She had feven men killed and eight wounded. I am happy to add, we had only two men flightly wounded; the damage we sustained is mostly in our mafts, spars, fails and rigging. She was a remarkable fine faft-Sailing vefsel, had only cruised fix days, entirely new, fitted out for a month's cruise, and the largest lugger that failed out of Calais.
I ain particularly indebted to Mr. Jeffery, master, and Mr. Rolf, mate, for their attention, affiduity, and prompt execution of my orders, as well as all the officers and crew, who deferve the highest commendation for their alacrity in knotting, splicing, and shifting fail in variable weather, and through a variety of courses, having been exposed to a sharp and well-directed fire from the stern-chases and mulketry for near two hours before the action commenced.
I have the honour to be, &c. &c. &c. Robert M Douall, Esq.
Refolution Lugger, at Sea, Feb. 28. I BEG leave to acquaint you, at fix A. M. Boulogne bearing E. S. E. diktance about three leagues, the Dolphin armed cutter in company, I fell in with and captured, after a chase of four hours, Le Pou Epic, French lugger privateer, mounting four swivels, besides small arms, and maoned with 17 men, out two days from Dunkirk, but has made no captures. The lugger I sunk, me being to very leaky.. ' I am, &c.
GEORGE BROAD. Admiral Peyton, Downs, &c. &c.
From the LONDON GAZETTE, March 6, 1798.
Admiralty Office, March s. Copy of a Letter from Admiral Sir Richard King, Commander in Chief of
his Majesty's Ships and Villels at Plymouth, 20 Evan Nepean, Ej. dated March 3.
Sir, I HEREWITH transmit, for the information of my Lords Commis.
of his Majesty's fhip Charon, acquainting me of his having captured a French lugger privateer, named L'Alexandrine, carrying four swive!s, onle carriage gun, and 28 men,
I am, &c.
His Majesty's Ship Charon, off Torbay, March 2. I HAVE the honour to acquaint yoii, for the information of their Lordships, that this morning, the Bury Head being N. by W. (wo leagues, I chased for three hours, and captured a fast-failing lugger privateer called L'Alexandrine, coinmanded by Anjeline Septan, belonging to Breft, but last from Morlaix, niounting four swivels and one carriage gun, with 28 men : out Gx days, but had not taken any thing.
I have, &c. To Admiral Sir Richard King, Bart.
THOMAS MANBY. &c. &c. &c. at Plymouth.
Admiralty Office, March 6. Extract of a Letter from Admiral Sir Peter Parker, Bart. Commander in
Chief of his Majesty's Ships and Villels at Portsmouth, to Evan Nepean, Esq. dated the 4th inftant.
ENCLOSED is a letter from Captain Bowver, of the Cameleon sloop, which I received this morning by the officer who brought in La Souffleur . French privateer, captured by the faid Noop on the ed instant.
Cameleon, March 3. I BEG leave to inform you, that on Thursday the ist of March, at ten A. M. Guernsey bearing south eight leagues, I observed a cutter, gave chase, and at half past five P. M. it falling little wind, and by the help of her oars she escaped under the forts on the Isle of Bas. If I had got three leagues more distance to run, I fhould have captured her. At three A. M. of the 2d, faw a cutter, gave chate, and at four took porselfion of her. She proves to be the Souffleur, thirteen days from Cherbourg, mounting four carriage-guns, two swivels, and 40 men, and having captured this cruise the vessels as underneath, three of the masters being op board me; and I am in hopes to retake some of those vessels, the wind being louth.
I have, &c.
R. R. BOWYER. P.S. I have sent the privateer into port, and going in chase.
Peggy Noop, of Cardigan, James Prichard master, from Dover to Penzance, with wheat and barley.
Camilla brig, john M.Kenzie master, from Hull to Plymouth, with coals. .
Delaval, Charles Mann master, from Sunderland, loaded with coals, bound to Plumouth.
Betsey, of Guernsey, Thomas Townsend master, from Guerufey bound to Plymouth, with wine.
IN DE X.
ADAMS, Mr. his speech upon opening A the Congress, 162–His message upon the subject of the dispatches from the American ministers at Paris, 166-Communicates to the Congrefs the dispatches from Paris, 168-His message, communicating the particulars of the last interview between the American ministers and
the French minifter, 267 Address of General Augereau to his soldiers,
11-Of the minister of marine to the French seamen, 25-Of the commissary of the Directory to the inhabitants of Calais, 62-Of General Berthier to the Romans, on the rumours circulated against the French army, 112-Of the minister of the French republic to the people of Switzerland, on the intentions of France, 125-Of the Bernese deputies to their constituents, upon the revolution, 131
Of the government and people of Berne to the French Directory, requiring the withdrawing of the French troops from the frontiers, 134-Of Felix Desportes to the French Directory respecte ing the union of Geneva with the French republic, 147-Of Buonaparte to the Pacha of Egypt, on his expedition to Egypt, 438 — to the commander of the caravan, announcing his intention to enter Alexandria, 439-o the people of Egypt on the conduct of the Beys, ibid. - to the Cheiks of Cairo, 443–Of the French legislature on the law for raising 200,000
soldiers, 452 Agreement between the Irish government
and the state prisoners in the several gaols,
former arrêté respecting the crews of
Thips, 550 Augereau, General, his address to his fola
diers, 11 Austria, her vote in the congress at Raftade,
respecting the demands of France relative to Kehl, Caffel, and Ehrenbreitstein, 336 -Her vote on the free navigation of the Rhine, &c. 461-The Austrian minifter at Raftadt receives orders to consent to no new cessions, 476--The Austrian minister transmits the conclusum of the Empire, with the article respecting Ehrenbreitstein, to which he declines giving his fanction, 477–Notes from the Imperial minister consenting to the demolition of Ehrenbreitstein, 483-Auftrian vote, requiring every place on the right bank to remain to the Empire, 493-Note respecting the blockade of Ehrenbreitttein, 498-Conversation of the Austrian and French minifters respecting the blockade of Ehrenbreitstein, 500-Her vote reSpccting the menace of introducing French principles, 502-Decree respecting Ehren
breitstein, 507 Azarra, his letter to the ambassador Buona
parte on the disturbances at Rome, 104His answer to the Frerch minister of the interior's letter respecting the commerce with Spain, 347
Archbishop of Mechlin, his letter to the
commissioner of the Executive Directory
respecting the oath against royalty, 22 Arrêté of the Executive Directory, ordering
English prisoners in France to be confined, 79--Arrêté of the Directory respecting the crews of thips, 547-Arrêté of the Directory, deferring the execution of their
Batavian Constituent Assembly, their pro
clamation to the people, 70 Bavaria, her note to the congress at Rastadt,
requiring the French to renounce the for
tified poits on the right bank, 481 Beguinot, General, his proclamation on the
revolt in the Netherlands, 548 Bellamy, of Hamburgh, his letter upon the
American negotiation, 283 Belleville, his letter to the Ligurian govern
nent, requiring them to thut their ports
against the English, 346 Bernadotte, his first letter to Baron de Thugut on the disturbances at Vienna, and
the conduct of the populace towards the Bureau de Pusy, his declaration previoufly
Cardinal Secretary of State, his letter to the
of the Executive Directory of France for turbances at Rome, 103–His lerrer to
Cartel for the exchange of prisoners of war
poffeffion of the Capitol at Rome, 109 Cisalpine republic, limits of, defined by
His proclamation to the Cisalpines, specting the maintenance of public order,
13-The Council of Elders refuse to
Sardinian insurgents, 93–His letter to Treaty of alliance with France, X.-Of
the Emperor on the disturbances ac
Rome, his letter respecting the disturb. Convention, additional, to the treaty of peace
Council of Five Hundred, report to, on the
fpecting the Cisalpine republic, 7-His • Francs, 33—Their resolution on the care
is his delagu ta secure to him his reve England, 79-Of the Council of Soleure
to defend their libertics, 128