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   Dublin News-Letter (Newspaper) - October 4, 1840, Dublin, Dublin                                Vo?. R JC FIJRD R KILL I "?   *    t   '   �    +    r i s ,1 .2____i From Saturday October the 4th,  to Tuesday OSlobcr tu= 7: / 7 he following is an Account cf Sir George Rooks's  Expedition with the Fleet to Cadiz;  and the! Tranfaftions of a Body of Land Forces, under the Command cf tne Du!:; of Ormond, with a particular Acerunt of the ruining   the French Fleet and Scanifli Galk-ons at Vigo in ijoz. H E Ginduit of this Expedition uas committed to Sir George R.'oke, who befides the Command cf" the F.'ect, was app..n"i:tcd "\ ice Admiral made the Signal for al! the Cruifcr? to come in, and lent off the Urn.- Frigate lor intelligence. The next Morning, the Or:ord came into the Meet, from Admiral Fairbern, as the Admiral himle-f d:d, with his Sqaadron, about Noon, after havr.g been reduced to great Srrejghts for want of Prr.v.lions. Soon after the whole Fleet made the R:ck cf L fbon, toward which Place, Sir George lent tne Ken: and Pembroke Frigates. On the 9th trrcy returned, and the Admiral and General having received alt the Advice they could from Mr. Me:hue-, her Majdh's Admiral and Lieutenant of the Envoy at Lisbon and the Prince of licffe, (tne larter Admiralty of England, and lieu- of whom, tr-gether with the Son of the former, ar-ttnmt of the Fleets and Se:s of rived the 10th with the Adventure, L'Aylf.off and this Kirg':'"m. and theD^keof Ormond General of ; Lime) concerning the State of Cadrz, a Council of the Laid forces, which confided according to feme : War of Land and Sea Officers, was caHed the ele of ;cco E'l^'im and joco Dutch, ail wry �e.! ap- venth. The next Murnirg, the Cruizers brcugiu pointed. 'I'ho* feme Accounts make chem but to.oco three Tannins into the Fleet, and the Ifebella Yatcht in al'. I brought Advice from Lisbon, that four French Met, But by a particular Lilt, in the Appendix to the of War, and four Gallics were in that Harbour. firD: Volume of the Annals of Queen Anne, it ap- j The lame Morning Sir George Rocke made peirs that the Engliin were i/ic'uding Officers 9665 ,- ; hi? Signal, to draw up in a Line of Battle, and ttand and the Dutch 5924 exe'ufive of Officers; and there-.' away for Cadiz, which by Neon he taw about nx fore together 13,587 without tne Dutch Officers. j Leagues dttiant. About Five the fame (Vlr. Barchet The 30 of May, the Admiral cn Bjard the RoyaJ j hys the next) afternoon, the Fleet anchor'd in the Sovereign, having the Union Flag, on the Main j Biy of Bulls, about two Leagues from Cadiz, Rota Topmafr. head, came to Spithead together with Sir i bearing N. by F. and Cacrz �. N. E. Tkre frenci: Cioucefly Shovel, on B}irJ the Queen, and the gre,it' Men ot War and the Gaiiics which lay in the Bay, re Ships that Ly at the Twrc.   A: the lame time Rear ; tired within the Put.tais. Admiral Fairbern aimed ,'herc: from Ldind, uit'-ai     The 13th, an Hour before Day,, the Dak? of Squadnn of Men of W'hr, bung on Board feur   Ormond ie.u Sir Thomas Smith, Qu?rt> r Mafler G* Regirticnts of FoutsHcir.g part 0/ the Land Forces : nera!, with feveral Engineers and Officer?, to view above mentioned. ( ; the back Side of the (Hand of Leon, on. p-.:t The fir it of Jut*, the D.-ke of Ormond, w'v.h Admiral Clu-ft-hilL ar.d .~>ir iitnry Bell.-(is artived at Portsmouth, where his Rcvai Ilighneii the Prince came the next Day, and the Pay following reviewed the Forces, which lay encamped in the IHc of White. The 4'h he took a View of the whole Fhet. and ho- co found th Shore, and to find out the mcft convenient Place to make a DelVrn:, between the Ifland of St. Pedro and the Town of I aoiz. Sir Thomas was in a Birge with twelve Oar?, attended bv the Ifabella Yatcht aH two Frigates. He found at his Arrival near the JfWnds two hundred Spanilh Horfe, who marched who commanded them bf-'ng kii's' in the Ad lome of them were t. ken !'ri-me an.' tne re;': to the Flic;:.t. "the Dutch likewise received Ivrr.t Damage from their Fort, S:. Kar: e-'r.eY But the Lena, one cf our third P.a:e Yen cr" War. commanded bv Captain Jurr.re-, brrgirg her Broaditde to bear, fcon cb'rged tnem to retire. Oi.r imail Fri^ats, in th: me.;n Time, clr.virc; them trcm :ha Batteries, on the left, the L'utch rotVefild themfelvcs of the L'annrsn mounted upen tnem. The 16th the Forces marched towards Rota, whtcii furrendercd without ftrikirg a Bow, and the General taking his Quarters in the Caute, the Enemy encamped before the Ph:e. While tfaerfe thin"? were a ctoing on fhrjrr, a Council of War cf Fbg Onrcrrs wis herd on btr>rr! the Liberty, to cor.*!!'. fr..v u.l B^ntHrdment of Cadiz mfgr.t be moil t-fFer-t'.=-.'�/ pu-. i;i F.WJtion. The Field Pieces, witn lour \L.rear-, and pn t^-r Ammunition, as alio the Dra^ror.s .,nd TiHin Horit-s, fc^icg put on ihoar, betv\etn tut- 1 "th ana 19th, the rex: Ozy the Army m McherJ to Pert St. Viar>'1, r\ hrr!i rhev found A:freed by the Inhar^rants, but mil of KxT.es, witji which the Solciers made \rry free, and had their frting cf Piund-r for -fevera! Davs; the Pienty of Vv'tt e found ra?re, having, as ii was :a.J, in OfHcer?, renclei'd them unniven-ab .I- ::ca:tcn ot tne Two HundreJ CL-fenctft^ a So'diers who made a F;ir,t nf Houie, furrrrfi'-T'dr'a: Dit- 'ftion. '1 h�? Di.arpj'ir.irr.sr.t cf Nation's Hores from fhis f'x-rniti n. wa: certain^ :n a grcu: Mc f-.-e ~\v-iit- to th.t M;.m^p.3fi^r&e:;t ao-i v. :nt c." DitdHme, at Port'St Mary's. 'To fa'i i.tvr a fvr.ple ftais the Author of tne Life of C^fen Ann-} in that ivL\nBcr, whom they frtoirld five fretted ai Fnencif. ro rertfh tne N'un^, plunder pr,?ate Holies, ar.d ercn Chu'ches, cf prrrvcking th.t f be tx-petted afrer- qoured Sir George Rouke with his P;efenceat Dinner '' a,or,g *e Shore as be row'd by ; and Multitudes of en Board the Royal Sovereign. The 19;!! the F-eet weighed from Spithead, and came to an Anchor at St. Helen's. The 2 2 J Rear Admiral Fairbeni, and Rear Admiral Graydon, were detatched with 30 Englifh and   Dutch   Snips, nrfl to look into tne Men, Women and Children leaving the City of Cadiz in great Confirmation. Both the Town and the Battery fcr'd feveral Shot at them, but without doing them any Harm. At their Return about three in the Afternoon Sir Thomas brought his Grace the Report Groyne, and if they law any Squadron of French j ^nat tnrre �/as one i3rgs T* two imsFer Bays, very Ships there, to block them up ; but if they found proper to make a Decent, none, to Cruize r.fF of   Cape Fimftre,  a: ten or ! twel-e Leagues Dilfrmce, Northwtll; Bat the B> te but a fruir'c's A::err.rt oi Bsron Spar's on trie Mfttatorda, �n incoifiderab:e Forrover aoairtt the Puntsls ; f fhail therefore haiten ro a CncctuiioTt t:ri!ucccf>f*.! Expediricn, to ma;;e a!:c W: lV xor a nuoaber agreeJ with him, and all that the Duke of Ormond could fay to the contrary was of no effect. ; Force' betr.g reimbrktd, aCieneralCcanc-.l cf Sea and more pirttcu'ar Relation 0/ aaActicn which fucceee'ed ;c, era which ended more to tut Advantage cf the Con.'edenttes, as v.di as sllccnce'n'd :n ::. Alter a;! thefc Councils, MeiLges, Propofah and Letten, w'b'-u produced no Reiolution conducive to tee D'-ujjn m.d r.xjjedations of the Voyage and all the General Olucers. was held on b?ar< 1 the Rookc (continues the Biihop) feemed to be cf the ' Ear., fame mind with the Duke, but ail his Depend;;..rs 1 naia, where the Point under Coohdrration was, Whe-werc of another Opinion, fo this was thought to i ther it was advifeabJe to make a leconti Attempt in  We have the following Account nf the Finr     this f,-rn.- Sir George Rooke, Vice AJmirsJ i\ l".n?i" i, -ec. Chief AJmirp), in the Royal Sovereign, w .tii V:-... n a: her Mj'm-top-mafi Hesd. Vicr Ailtniral Hopfon, In the Prince G:cr.-�, w'.i'.i .1 Reti Ti.ig at hi*i Fotc-top-roaft Hea . .-.- Fire'fi ;" � t'n:''z.is, Bomb Sh'ty:, and Holpiraler!, Y.'fh's, Tt-anf; i:rir, Victua.'kr:., Tenjsr.i, &c, about :6o fail in al! The Engliib Ships of the Line were, the Aii�ciiiion, Won-noutb, �ile)t, Cambridge, PiinceGccrep, 0��'>
                            

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