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London Gazette-Dispatches from Sir J. Saumarez.

of the enemy, which rendered this battle the more conspicuous, nine regiments of the enemy were completely cut down; above 1000 men, and upwards of 50 staff, and upper officers, made prisoners. The difficulties which the enemy had endeavoured to lay in the way of the operations of the second army are now removed. Nothing now stands in the way to prevent these two armies, with their united strength, from preparing for the swarm of their enemies the fate with which every desolating conqueror has ended, so far as the history of nations has taught us. This praise-worthy battle we can consider as the pledge for further brilliant deeds. While victory will conduct our feelings in a new battle the victims of our opponent will diminish their confidence in the fortune of war, as well as their power and inclination for making resistance.

Admiralty-office, August 15, 1812.—Extract of another letter from Vice-admiral Sir James Saumarez, Bart. and K.B. &c. to John Wilson Croker, Esq. dated on board the Victory, in Hawke Road, 7th August 1812.-HEREWITH I transmit a letter I have this morning received by express from Hano, from Rear-admiral Martin, dated Riga, the 27th ultimo, informing me of the junction of General Barclay de Tolli, commanderin-chief of the Russian army, with the corps of Prince Bagration.

Extract of a letter from Rear-admiral Martin to Vice-admiral Sir James Saumarez, dated at Riga, the 27th July 1812.-GENERAL Barclay de Tolli, the commander-inchief of the Russian army, has announced his junction, by forced marches, with the corps of Prince Bagration at Witepsk, where the messenger who is just arrived, left him on the 24th instant. The Emperor Alexander had himself reached Smolenski, probably to stimulate, by his presence, the natives of that loyal province to exertions suited to the danger with which they are threatened. The emperor's activity and earnestness in the prosecution of the war, affords an admirable example to his subjects who, in Old Russia, are devoted to his cause. The nobles of Moscow have offered to raise one hundred thousand men at their own expence, besides a voluntary contribution of two millions of silver rubles, to be at the emperor's disposal. We learn by the same messenger, that the peace with Turkey is ratified.

Admiralty-office, August 15, 1812.—Copy of another letter from Vice-admiral Sir James Saumarez, Bart. and K.B. &c. to John Wilson Croker, Esq. dated on board the Victory, in Hawke Road, 8th August 1812.-SIR,--HEREWITH I enclose a copy of intelligence of the operations of the Russian army, published at Riga, 15th (27th) July 1812, which I received yesterday evening from Rear-admiral Morris, to whom it had been transmitted by Rear-admiral Martin, in a merchant vessel, which you will please to lay before their lordships. I am, &c. J. SAUMAREZ.

Translation. Intelligence this day received of the operations of the army.-THE objects of the battle, which the advance of Prince Bagration's army victoriously sustained with the enemy, is accomplished. The first west army has effected a junction with that of Prince Bagration, and now both hasten mutually to the attack of the enemy. At the same time the agreeable intelligence of the final conclusion of peace with the Ottoman Porte, is received. With united force the Russian armies now stand opposite the enemy, whose operations have hitherto been confined to preventing their junction, but which objects they have been unable to accomplish. Their brethren in arms on the Danube, now turn from their conciliated opponents towards them, to take part in their deeds, from the result of which, Russia has to expect immortal glory, and oppressed Europe the dawn of freedom.

(Signed) ESSEN, Lieut.gen. and Gen. Gov, of Riga.

Military Promotions.

WAR OFFICE, August 15, 1812.

7th regiment of light dragoons, cornet Standish O'Grady to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice the Earl of Euston, who retires. 2d regiment of foot, lieutenant Patrick Carney to be captain of a conrpany, vice Sir George Colquhoun, killed in action. 18th ditto, hospital-mate John Richardson to be assistant-surgeon, vice Seaman, promoted in the 101st foot. 27th ditto, assistant-surgeon W. G. Wray to be surgeon, vice Smith, appointed to the 4th garrison battalion. 28th ditto, ensign George Ingram to be lieus tenant, without purchase, vice Nelson, who resigns. 29th ditto, ensign Edward Kearney to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Hillier, promoted in the royal African corps. 33d ditto: to be captains of companies, without purchase, lieutenant William M'Intyre, vice Todd, promoted; lieutenant John Haigh, vice Young, deceased. 53d dittu, epsign David Mac Pherson to he lieutenant, vice Devonish, dead of his wounds; volunteer Jeremiah Balfour, from the 79th foot, to be ensign, vice Mac Pherson. 59th ditto, ensign John Lucas to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Finnan, who resigns; William Pittman, gent. to be ensign, vice Lucas. 60th ditto, ensign Henry Heil to be lieutenant, vice Mackay, deceased; Jerome Cochran, gent. to be cusign, vice Heil. 71st ditto, ensign James Anderson to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice L'Estrange, promoted; ensign and adjutant William Anderson, to have the rank of lieutenant; William Elliot, gent, to be ensign, vice James Anderson. 78th ditto, ensign Alexander Waters to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Matheson, promoted; quarter-master William Smith to be ensign, vice Waters; serjeant William Gunn to be quarter-master, vice Smith. 5th West India regiment, lieutenant A. F. Barbauld, from the 54th foot, to be captain of a company, without purchase, vice Stanford, who resigns; ensign James Smyth to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Prater, promoted; Robert Hughes, gent. to be ensign, vice Smyth. 4th garrison battalion, surgeon Edward Smith, from the 27th foot, to be surgeon, vice Manson, placed on half-pay. 7th royal veteran battalion, serjeant William Haywood, from the Coldstream regiment of foot guards, to be ensign, vice Hewett, promoted. The royal staff corps, William Dillon, gent. to be ensign, without purchase, vice Boyd, promoted. Independent company of Foreigners, captain Courtois de St. Clair, to be captain, with temporary rank. To be first lieutenants with temporary rank, lieutenant Lavigne; lieutenant Regent. To be second lieutenants with temporary rank, lieutenantRiccard; lieutenant Margullat. Staff.—To be deputy assistant-commissaries-general to the forces, William Lithgow, gent. Henry Edward Andrew Sheppard, gent.

Hospital staff-Garrison-surgeon James Roy to be surgeon to the forces; surgeon William Thomas, from the Portuguese service, to be assistant-surgeon to the forces, vice Robertson, deceased. To be surgeons to the forces in Portugal, under the command of lieutenant-general Sir W. C. Beresford only, assistant-surgeon Alexander Schetky, from the 3d dragoon guards, vice Halliday, placed upon half-pay; assistant-surgeon Philip Walter, from the 1st foot, vice Robertson. To be hospital-mates for general service, David Jearrad, gent. vice Travers, promoted; Henry Fisher, gent, vice M'Curdy, promoted; warrant hospital-mate Robert Scott.

Memorandum.-Lieutenant William Cardiff, of the 2d Ceylon regiment, is superseded, being absent without leave.

The undermentioned appointments, as stated in the Gazettes of the 18th of February, and 26th of May 1812, have not taken place-47th foot, James Woods, gent. to be ensign, vice Cochrane. 9th light dragoons, W. F. Elliott, gent. to be cornet, vice Lord Guernsey.

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Military Promotions.

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Erratum in the Gazette of the 26th of May 1812.-For eusign, without purchase, vice Forbes, promoted, read Thomas Andrews, gent, &c. Commissions signed by the lord lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire, Isaac Leatham, es . to be deputy lieutenant, dated July 25, 1812; Thomas Robson, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; Gray Rigge, esq. to be ditto, dated as above. Commissions signed by the lord lieutenant of the county of Montgomery, Maurice Jones, esq. to be deputy heutenant, dated August 8, 1810; John Pryce, clerk, to be ditto, dated September 1, 1810; Daniel Williams, clerk, to be ditto, dated May 15, 1811. Royal regular militia, major John Davies to be lieutenant-colonel-commandant, vice Browne, deceased, dated July 22, 1811; captain Robert John Harrison to be major, vice Davies, promoted, dated July 22, 1811; George Jones, esq. to be captain, vice Harrison, promoted, dated February 17, 1812; Robert Owen Tudor, esq. to be captain, vice Wil liames, resigned, dated April 7, 1812; James Wilson, gent. to be ensign, dated June 17, 1811; Richard Walford, gent to be ensign, dated June 27, 1812; William Swan, gent, to be surgeon, vice Mason, retired, dated February 17, 1812. Royal eastern regiment of local militia, ensign Thomas Pryce to be lieutenant. Royal western regiment, John Sparrow, esq. to be captain, vice Evans, retired, dated February 27, 1811. Montgomeryshire yeomanry cavalry, lieutenant Richard Pryce to be captain of a troop, vice Williames, retired, dated October 1, 1809; cornet Arthur David Jones to be lieutenant, dated as above; cornet Thomas Morgan to be ditto, dated as above; Robert Price, gent. to be cornet, dated as above; quarter-master Edward Parry to be ditto, dated as above; William Parry Richards, gent. to be ditto, dated October 16, 1810. Commission in the Huntingdonshire local militia, signed by the lord lieutenant, caprain Edward Noble Richard Bell to be adjutant, vice Hoak, resigned, dated July 1, 1812.

OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, August 7, 1812.

Royal regiment of artillery-1812-second captain David Storey to be captain, vice Fenwick, deceased, dated June 21; first lieutenant Charles Blachley to be second captain, vice Storey, dated as above; second lieutenant Frederick Bayley to be first lieu tenant, vice Blachley, dated as above. Corps of royal military artificers, or sappers and miners, William Robertson, gent, to be sub-lieutenant, dated July 1. Royal Foreign artillery, Michael de St. Hypolite, gent. to be second lieutenant, vice D'Ozouville, dated August 1.

Commission signed by his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty-1812-Edward Noble Richard Bell, to be adjutant to the Huntingdonshire regiment of local militia, vice Hook, resigned, dated August 4. Com missions in the 2d regiment of royal Surry militia, signed by the vice-lieutenant of Surry; George Payne, esq, to be major, vice Budgen, resigned, dated August 4; William Ryan, gent. to be lieutenant, on a vacancy, dated July 7; William Buchanan, gent. to be ditto, dated July 8; William Usher, gent. to be ensign, vice Ryan, promoted, dated July 7; Elias Handcock, gent. to be ditto, vice Buchanan, promoted, dated July 8, Commissions in the Bute and Argyle militia, signed by the lord lieutenant of the county of Bute, James Smith, gent. to be lieutenant, vice Thomson, resigned, dated July &; Dougal Campbell, gent. to be ensign, vice M'Dugald, appointed to the line, dated aa above.

London Gazette.-Dispatches from Lord Welington.

WAR DEPARTMENT.

Downing-street, August 4, 1812. A dispatch, of which the following is an extract, has been this day received at Lord Bathurst's office, addressed to his lordship, by General the Earl of Wellington, dated Rueda, July 14, 1812.-GENERAL BONNET joined the enemy on the evening of the 7th iustant, and the army have since extended to their right as far as Toro, where they have been actively employed in repairing the bridge which they had before destroyed. Lieutenant-general Sir R. Hill broke up from Albuera upon the 2d instant, and moved upon the enemy, who retired before him towards Cordova. His last letter is of the 9th, from Llerena, and at that time part of the enemy's force had marched upon Fuente Ovejuna, from Berlanga; and General Drouet, with ten thousand men, with a very small proportion of artillery, had marched through Campillo upon Zalamea. I have no authentic accounts of the siege of Astorga of a later date than the 5th instant. It is reported that there are two breaches in the place.

WAR OFFICE, August 4, 1812.

4th regiment of dragoon guards, captain George Bradshaw from the 22d light dragoons to be captain of a troop, vice Warren, who exchanges. 9th regiment of light dragoons, captain John Gurwood, from the 63d foot, to be captain of a troop, vice Mackenzie, who exchanges. 16th ditto, lieutenant Robert Arnold, from the 4th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Keating, who exchanges. 22d ditto, captain Robert Warren, from the 4th dragoon guards, to be captain of a troop, vice Bradshaw, who exchanges.

1st regiment of foot guards, major-general Henry Warde to be second major, vice Thornton, who retires; major-general William Henry Clinton to be third major, vice major-general Warde; brevet-major Samuel Coote Martin to be captain of a company, by purchase, vice major-general Clinton; ensign Thomas B. Barrett to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Martin. 1st regiment of foot, lieutenant Robert Dudgeon to be captain of a company, vice Duncan, deceased; ensign William Campbell to be lieutenant, vice Dudgeon. 4th ditto, lieutenant George Keating, from the 16th light dragoons, to be lieutenant, vice Arnold, who exchanges. 39th ditto, captain Samuel Thorpe, from the royal York rangers, to be captain of a company, vice Fry, who exchanges. 54th ditto, lieutenant Richard Beales, from the east Norfolk militia, to be ensign, without purchase. 58th ditto, James Goldsmid, gent. to be ensign, by purchase, vice Rogers, promoted. 63d ditty, captain Lewis Mackenzie, from the 9th light dragoons, to be captain of a company, vice Gurwood, who exchanges. 65th ditto, Henry Francis Sharp, gent. to be ensign, without purchase, vice Place, promoted. 66th ditto, ensign Thomas Chatterton to be lieutenant, vice Boyd, who resigns. 69th ditto, assistant-surgeon Alexander M'Kechnie, from the 89th foot, to be surgeon, vice Maguire, deceased. 81st ditto, ensign William Edyvean to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Pearson, promoted; hospital-mate William R. Gibb to be assistant-surgeon, vice Duncanson, who resigns. 91st ditto, ensign John Taylor, from the Kirkcudbright militia, to be ensign, without purchase. 94th ditto, captain William P. de Bathe, from the 3d West India regiment, to be captain of a company, vice Hamilton, who exchanges. 95th ditto, Samuel Curry, gent. to be second lieutenant, vice Knight, who resigns. 3d West India regiment, captain Jamnes Hamilton, from the 94th foot, to be captain of a company, vice De Bathe, who exchan ges. 6th ditto, lieutenant Richard Walsh to be captain of a company, vice Richardson, placed upon half-pay; ensign Robert Hutton to be lieutenant, vice Walsh; John Church,

Military Promotions.

gent, to be ensign, vice Hutton. Royal York rangers, captain John Fry, from the 39th foot, to be captain of a company, vice Thorpe, who exchanges. 2d garrison battalion, quarter-master George Guy to be adjutant, (with the rank of ensign) vice Kelly, who resigns the adjutantcy only; quarter-master-serjeant Edward Loggan to be quarter-master, vice Guy. 6th ditto, George Bertles, gent. to be ensign, vice Earle, appointed to the 5th royal veteran battalion. 3d royal veteran battalion, serjeant John M'Kay to be ensign, vice Garrett, who returns to his former half-pay. The King's German legion: 2d battalion of the line: to be ensigns, Alexander Patterson, gent. vice Schmidt, promoted; James Hamilton, gent. vice Bilch, promoted; Patrick Gairdner, gent. vice Queade, promoted. 6th ditto, Edward Martin Müller, gent. to be ensign, vice Benne, promoted. Watteville's regiment, Joseph Pelican, gent. to be ensign, vice Delapierre, promoted. Southern Manx volunteers, Robert Stewart, esq. to be lieutenant-colonelcommandant, vice Taubman, deceased.

Steff.-Assistant-commissary Augustus Schmidchen to be a deputy commissary-general

to the forces.

OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, July 28, 1812.

Royal Foreign artillery-1812-Charles Leneuf Lenox to be second lieutenant, vice Le Quiu, promoted, dated July 23. Royal artillery drivers, first lieutenant John Bateman, to be captain, vice Heaton, deceased, dated June 13; second lieutenant John Dalton to be first lieutenant, vice Bateman, dated as above.

OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, July 30, 1812.

Royal regiment of artillery-1812-second captain William H. C, Beneyett to be captain, vice Napier, deceased, dated April 18; first lieutenant Alexander Maclachlane, to be second captain, vice Beneyett, dated June 17; second lieutenant Michael Tweedie to be first lieutenant, vice Maclachlane, dated as above; second captain Thomas Á. Brandreth to be captain, vice Eligé, deceased, dated June 20; first lieutenant Thomas Scott to be second captain, vice Brandreth, dated as above; second lieutenant Charles H. Small to be first lieutenant, vice Scott, dated as above. Royal artillery drivers, David Wilkie, gent. to be second lieutenant, vice Dalton, promoted, dated July 25.

Commissions in the 2d Durham local militia, signed by the lord lieutenant-1812Thomas Burdon, esq. to be lieutenant-colonel-commandant, dated April 10; John Thomas Gosli, esq. to be lieutenant-colonel, dated as above; Robert Johnson, esq. to be major, dated as above; Edward Hall Campbell, esq. to be captain, dated as above; John Johnson, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; George Greenwell, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; James Simpson, esq to be ditto, dated as above; Thomas Loggan, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; Thomas Burdon, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; Robert Robinson Taylor, esq. to be ditto, dated as above; John Lipton Hutton, esq. to be ditto, dated June 24; Joseph Sowler, gent. to be lieutenant, dated April 10; George Cummins, gent. to be lieutenant, dated as above; William Hodson, gent, to be ditto, dated as above; William Harvey, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; Joseph Dalton, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; George Johnson, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; Thomas Lowry, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; John Johnson, gent. to he̟ ditto, dated as above; Matthew Hall, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; Richard William Elliot, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; Thomas Fenwick, gent, to be ensign, dated as above; Edward Baynes Fletcher, gent. to be ditto, dated as above; William Marley,

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