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   Courier (Newspaper) - December 6, 1809, London, Middlesex                                ---y^:-~-       - - -^-� �--- ,:ir�f(am,.Via>Adii|ital l o ..x.^K-�-  irheB fliiB'Wam from Mtfssi. �il|(inS;rfooj), and tr^s^    cari^ ii'ig rQogS^ in^l'i- 'tlife coAiovdud of Uriga-|^�ift.(^n��^fPsWl!d;:^ the Kime fi^et4fe  ]pefi|g4'at:W^ locirfknow. j iedg�M4 jnfl^^oce^iii'ft^ Go^iUry, I hoped would i ,Iiea3yant?g^ous'to the serwce.   Orders were also j vi^i ith�\C�rfa^uadr�ii. i "I^ve'^oW ^realjsatis^^^       in iufonniji� you, ,;^ir,of^Hi^ts'!JM�4U ^ operations: I have Hritti>n to ^107)0^09^ h^fuiictioW British resident with -t)i�7Vpvhlii^ iiotit.b^^^ the instructioas ' ' '-ri^^ist^'MinistiBrs. , Sir, the lcti?fj of Captain Spranger, ' [Ae several parts ..,;nr vi t& iicJi as . Vould suntpunt much greater ditTiculties than they could present.   I am,.&c. (Signed)      Coi.u?fGwooD. . JJJi Mi�j�'�l>*s i-hip Warrior, B.ij of '        /nr.te, Oclobfr H, l8nS). 5?in-have theidnour to acquaint you, for tlie iiifo>iuatton-of"the-^CommaDdcr m Cliitf, that, in pursuance of his fjordship's ortlers, 1 sailed from Messioa on th&'SSd ult in cpn^^iy tvith the sloop I'Mlcffiel, iwiargcgun-boats, and the transports,, with troops-under the cornmnnd of Brig.-Gm. Oswald, and proceeded dtf.Ci>pha!bnia, where we ar-nv*>3 on the 28th,;and covitinued in sight of the Island until the -Ist/pf October,.during witich days T^'e Wore jointed,'.ai'hafl been previously arranged, by il^e S*^)artaii ff^in MJaitai)'And the Afaguificent, lielle Pooicj" aiid K.ingsfiishcr, frein Cor/u, and anchoredtbt^^tia.theBay of Zinte, just with. ' out reach pjE^^^re^ battery. At day4>gM:oiii,tniB following morning, tlitt^^ issemb!^ s)psg$iide the 'WarrivTJ and under torer . of ilie STpartaa,;. Bcttc' Poole, ami gujdbeats., who sopn 5iltnce|dfte;l^^|ii^ s ifiHsioi^ of the [ army 4n the mbst:^ii6ffec4"i()*dcr, abeutj ihree 'mile9 ' fppm the tbvn^ri^Scbiist GendrittiC^wold was adU , va^'cing, Cap^Ein^^Hnfon BO jt'itk,Cdle>irt^^^^^^ Lictt-teqsht^ ^cfe iijI^Mii vOaS^tfyf^ hfkikf^n^ the em. '� my, vFb(>^^4#|^:f^ ui check, stu(tb^v^^j^:^^i#diii^ wheittiie ' whdfc i^nayjniofTJaiiiir^afil ait^ ;sia to that of France, and deprived at one blow of your iudepeitdeuce as a nation, and of }'our rigiits of free, domasmen. Wc demamVof you no exertions but snch as arc necessary foryour own liberation, no utheraid than what recip�0 d Octo-l)er, ISOO. (Signed)     By Brigadier-General Oswald, com-mnading a division of his Majesty's Forces, and " J. D. Sphvvgeu, Captain of theAVar. rior, and senior Naval Officer. ARTICI.KS OF x^AinxuLvrio^ Agrted uym bitwi'eo Lieui.-Coluurl Lowi*! <� |hc part of KriKadirr GcniTiil OsvTaul, coiiiniaiulin; :i division uf hU Uritaiuiic Majesty'li F"rf(�, and of ( xpi. Spiaiij^cr, oim-maniTiUK a squudruii �f his Miij< sty'i sht^ii iiiid ve^-li etn-pinyfd in (lie liberali<;a ut tlie l^iand  ( Zmile, and ilie l.i(>(it.-Culi>)iel (iimmnndiog t))e FrriHth fiiiirisuu in tUc Ca>llfof IhcMiid UlaiMl. /aiUc. Vd Un. 18U9. Art. I. Tlie l-'rrurh garrison witt maioli out Kith the iu> noun of nar, :u-dt br cuiisidrrrd as pri�i)n.T�of wa^tuet- clia>ig rn their park-, ill. All public pruiMTly^ippprtninini; in ahyway to (be Ficiich (iuvvnunent.will bedi-tivi^cd to (iir OdioenfUqrcrd Kw., .MT |M"r^t>M m rivil cmpto)ibr|it the tfrrncH Go. vcfwuciit will Ik eoiiitdcrcd  n will 'he taken care n{, by a Modicxt OlGcrr to be left by thcin tor tli.tt purpiisf. VI. The upprr'part of the Casile will he orcapicd f�rth-willi liv a deiarhmeiil of hrili fti\VAMV4?rl}!ndier-nenerJVl, com-Hi-inJIi'g a l)eiai-hioi'i)t of hii i.\l�Jr>ty'i Forc'S. J. \V. St'K ANGER, Cnptniuof his Mnjelty'* !ih-p Warridr, iin.l Sciiinr Auviil UKcer. LicuJ.-Lol. AlANO(!aii:ii. N. B. The euiMiit'� tru>ip> iu Lepliuluoia surrender on the S<-inie terms the 4th'Oct. Rciuroof Gun� mounird on: the diflerent Rntterirs in the Tower of Zante, 2d t)ct. IH)9. Iron Cuiis.-ll'oieign2(J-pounder; 1 Knslish 21 pounVr; 2 Foreigu ^-pounders; � ditlo, 521-pouuders ; 1 ;lillo 13-poiiiiiter: 4 ditlu t5-|J0un -poundi}r{'3 ditto 4-p ui'd.-r.-'I'olal lb pieces n Pilenof �!toi or diiTcrent sizes. 6 Small gnuj, belongixg i� the privateer, and 2 6-inrh hni �mall giuis in llic tia(-ler'y, and a furimee for henting shot. . N. B., Sevcinl ^hergiii;saildiflVrcut batteries, which have nut beeu laLeii uiMx, i>iiiii of.  L.^iL.MOUR, Captain Royal Aitillrry. i!d Uxtitber 18J9. Uttura of French and Alhanian Troops iu tlie Island of Zuiile. Slaf, I Lifitt.-Colonel, 1 fllajor, 1 Captain, 2 Subalterns, 2 Star. 4tli Ifulian RrsimeiH, 1 C-Hptsiio, 76 tank and file. SeiXiiiHilar Artillerv, 1 Subaltern, itiRink uad tile. Albuuiuii!), S Subitlu-rus, 2U0 rank and tile. Tolal, � Ueut.-C�l.mel, I Major^ 51 Capiaiof, 11 Subalterns, y Stair, tSi rank and lile. Iiiduiiiip Vie followln<, Uiut.--,.Caioiie|.(; aHl, .Major de .Tlace, Adjntauti Se- c  the Cas-llf^iiredi'penml id the island. ' / , .Ills Mnjnl) 'S ship Wnrrior, Cep^ata|lfal, Orl. 5, JSflS. >; Siik^No tiioe: was lost after the giirrtutder of Ztntr, in estaldL'^bing ft Provistpn^I Qovenptot^nt, Tl^,�Rib�rk'ing the troops, and proceeitling 64t)ie4tb iiistaiot, with tike sqiiadroljj augmented by (he arri. rfi of the Ltiotiida^, to C<'ph�lonia,the port of wbidr vras entered^ with the Sen of war formed io� tyto colamiis^ and the transfporta in-the rear, and taken fUbs^sioD of, without ^ny opposition oit the {uiitof 'tite enemy, which indeed, froia the formi^table (Srcei hid tfiebooour t  comtnand, wasperfectty wiele^s. Aiid hating landed the-advancc tlw - same eTtOfog^ the Gene^ summonedl, tte Fort.of St. .Csooirge, situateti on a steep hiil, two leagues from jthetMrti, which immediately samqdered, on the same ,terros as those granted to the ^arrisom at Itm^f and both Islands vera fortunately occupied by his Majeste's ferctt wiUtoUt iiy loss whatever, andtheSi^lMnltr Fl^t^ tOgisther with the flrir tbh, to the il>�a;t joy of the inhabitants, displayed at each^ ^  At 2ante we ioolt one small French privateer, and'four othewirf* p�ijlat4y fkst sailing wnstruc-tioiiwi�eondi� stbc3csj adfd rttdy.fof; laaiidUiig^. ; . At CephahrtMa we wily foimd two llt^^ afldanEBgUskMptared ^ witli*|B^i aninWr of cotEting tii�d^n,>lB otw df ti)e finest'h&rhoiinira the warld, and tatpable of coutaiuing in safety the largest fleets.   I am, &c. i (Signed) - J. W. Spa.\sc;En. ' Rear-Adnnral MartinJ&c. &c. Iteturo of the French niid Albsiu'iun trno|is nlin ^nsm-ndcrcd ; i �      To the Island of LVphalonia, Oct. b, IS 1>. � �� FoiiT St. tJKdiuu;. 4tii Itnfian Reginieirf-^t Officer, VJ mak ar.d liU iAIhaitiaiJs-5,iitlicen, 05 rank aud tile. , : Tolal-^> (JJlicefs, 103 rank and file.  l.lXlvii 4th Italian ItegiroeDt-5 rank anJ lie. i Albauians-^ Dtfirerx, 52 rank ami ii;e. 1    TdtiU-2 Officers, 5/ rank anj ti.e. As.Mi. Albanian.'-1 OITieer, 28 rauk and file, j blalT-I Coiiiniuodaiit, 3 Majors de I'l.ice,! Captain Frercb Artillery. 1 C:ipiaiu.6ept liisoUiri-. 1^ (Signed) 1.0K(i,VZ() IMtRl, Cap. Bat. > Return/if'the Ordnance, Amnisiaition, aud ^ttores fuund in tb^diti'ereat Htitteriesat Ophalonia, Oct; 7 Ity.e) Iron Uninance.-^J old ltil^tjr-i�ree>puunder ; t idd i wrnty-lik-yo\mit-Tr-2^ tWriMy-fattNp tlndel�it �MiMim^ te'eii-p iuaanted); tdi>mi>iiiitedtw�Ive-ptMinderi 7 uiserviceable, of diliVreiil natures." Brass Ordaance.-2 seven-pinjo/liTS, motrntrd oa firltl-carriag'psj I disniouiited six iiirh how iuer ; -2 p:uiercrnes. Jl IJbrreli and a half of powilrrj :j8 cnririrtges, of �(lc-reiit natures, for the ab-ive oriliuiiirei dil riMind Hbot, of didereiit natures; a;� ciie shot f.ir =e\i-;i-pouuuers5 50i)0batl c:iririi*g.'g fur Atbauiaiii; lUU liainl greondes; 29 pig> uf lead. (Signed)        J. WlM.l.AMSON, Capt. R. Art. His iM.'ijrsly'i! ship Warrior, Zabtc Hay, Oct. 1809. Sin-I arrived here ye.sterday,. having beeu detained by strung soullierly wintU, and should have .sailed for Ccrigo, to assist in the redmiioii of that island this mornhig, had 1 nut received the accom-pauying di.spatch from Capfaia BreiitoJi, which so happily periads the onlers 1 had in comniaiid from his Lordship to execute, and restore tliese Inlands-totheir freedom, aud tlie lawful exorcise of their rights and liberties, under the protection, and by iJ^e Jissistance of his Majesty's arms. Certgo has long been a nest of privateers of the worst description, wh;�se piracies have hieii tiirfcfed against the trade of all nations, and, from its .^-itiia. tion, of singular annoyance to ours. Audi can-not conclude these iletails without obserxing,- that though (he resistance^has every wIktc Ueeii inconsiderable to what might h.ivo been cxpectcil from local a!.'d otJier advantages tlu' eiK-niv posst-ssetl, yet the zeal, activity, and perfi-ct hannooy that has j existed in both services was equal t- sunuount whatever could have been opposed to us. To the e.vperlence auil ability of Urii^HilitT-Gcrio. ral Oswald 1 am much iudcbtctl, aud am coniiiicnt we both unite iu one sentiment in rc.;artl to Mr. Forest!, his Majesty's Minister to the Sl'1)1" Luular Republic.- From tiii.~ (lentlemiln the most di�iiifore,stcd atul judicious CoutKi!^ have L-ien receivcil. and the cordial reception we every wliiri- nut vvifh, among.st a �people30 long'acijuainted with hi-, character, is the tfc5t ptoof of the high cstTrntition lie is held in. Captain Brcaton's well known merit would make . it presumptuous in.me to uil^rge r)u it, and only renders it fie igni'd)      J. W. SfK-i.vgek. T� Ge�rge Mnrlin l-.s(|. Hral Adiunul uf ttie White,       &f.Sn: Spartan iff the Ulaod of Ceripo, Oct. 13, Sill,-in my lust from Z;mte I evpressed a hope that we might be able to reduce the Island of Cfv rigo wijhout any farther reinforcement. This idea was.strengthened by j)apers and phins found upon the late (Jovernor of the Island, made prisoner at Z:inte. Major Clarlie and myself decided upon making our lirst attack npoii the forts in the harbour of Avicmmeuo, in order to prevent the escape of any vessels wJiich might he-there. , The ForCs are those of St. Nicholas av;d St. Joaquin. The first is a stone building mou'itiiiir nine guns ; the latter an embrasure battery of four guns. At four p.f'i' on the l)th inst. we ran into the Bay. The Forts opened upon-us, but wt-re both silenced iu a few minutes by the .�hip and srhooiii r, whilst the troops under Major Clarke landini^ made .several prisoners. The enemy hiid cne killed mhI one w4>unded upori this occasion. Only one man of the 35th was,w;ounded on our side. Atday.lighl on the. 10th we wci;;lied with the intcntjon.s of immediately attacking the Castle of dfkpsal ill the Day of Cerign, but variable winds prevented our getting round. At two ^. m. the troops and marinc.s were landed in a small cove in the bay of St. Nicholas, and inarched forwards to-wardsth^ Castle, one watch of the .Spartan follow-i�g with tbrec.small held pieces. I i-indod with Uietrtjops that I might be enabled by signal to command the resources of the ship whhout the delay of sending messages, fores taiitat the posi- j tion the troops occupied, a height on a lot! with the castle, withiti~4Q0 yards of it, A fire commencd on both sides Avith, guns and musketry, which continued the greatest part of the day. In the eveniog some rockets were landed from the ship, and in tho ..course of. the flight siMne of them thrown at the-Citadel. . A* day-light j[ ordered two 12-pGundcrs to "be iabded from the ship, but before they could be djsembaxked a flag <�f ttticc came out with lSd to the enemy. I Am happy to say, our loss has beea much less, : than might h?rc beeti e.xpected. One. borabanlier : of the hcyal Artillery killed, two privates 0^1^* ' 35th regimptrt'SlwuiAA ' i.i j ^--^.^ theSpJirtan, dosk this letti^rwWfeiif "&yti^^ (hrtt~ \ Fort St. Joaquiuj of two /eightC-en and two- nine pounders, was t'ompletely sQetuied Iiy the galhiut; manner iu which lie attacked it inithc Prize Schooncu* under his. orders with a party 6f the;33th regiment on board. The inhabitants of the {sland received tls witli every demon.stration of joy. I have .sent Lieutenant Willcs in tbc> 'it^hoo^ with the dispatches, and shall femaln Off this place till i receive your farther directions. - 1 inclose for your information the iiftitftes of OU pitulation together with a list of artillety, ifeC. found on the island.   I have, kc,       - ' (Signed) ~ J.'.feltKStbs Captain Spraigor, his .Mnje^ivV ship Warrior;   '     ' ' Airnci.r.s ok caimtui.atIoW  Concluded-bfineen ('.i|Haiii 15rrrnon. coininaiiiiiiij; ht* Hrt-Idiiiiic Maj''>l> V Jliiji S,):i!tHii,aiid Major.Charles VViltianv < lai-kf of liis lirilaimtc .M.ijisiv's rilh r.-BtiB.-j|�j C�ini , (i privates, , Ku.^.iaiis-1 lieutenant of the line, 2 non-coramrssloncd olicei =, as Kii k aad lile. \ ftu^ians t.iken at St. >."icholn.->9�b October.-1 nou-ciB^is- siaiicd oHirer, ti ra>ik and file. Island lialinUOii.-a olfirers, 17 rank Jind file. Alfiairef tvrij^), which .surrendered in i.Li iMiijebty** S�a and iwind lore** on the lOtlt Day of Oi-rolier 1809. Cro'lic of Capsali.-Inm fiini j one IS-pounderj one 15 pnun-d;'r. four 11 pound- r-, VD-pounders, one Muglish 9-|>oun-dcr, fimr tj-^^'nnderj, fn o V�pn�ndrr5.-Tutal, J.i.-38 bai-rel.: of p:ivkderi 2 barrels and a half of loaded shells; 4 bo|t.� of canvas for cartridges: I67iniisWel'j 1 pistol: betides a quantity of shot tif evprv'desrrijition. Fort St. Aicliolas : iropKons; oiie i;4-paniider, five 9-pout>-der -poun!len(, one lngli>h iS-puuudcr carronade, ones �i.i-l.-Total, 10; 6 mu>.kets. Fori St. Joaquim.-Two I'njilish nine pounders; 2 Venetian eig1it-pt>unders-Toial i. On iJ.e Ilejich.-9 Ki.gU.sh nioe-pounders; 1 eighteeo-poander carrouad'*.- I ot il r\ Recapitulaiibn of (inn.".-1 twenly-frnr pounder ; 3 cifh-teeii-ijoundrrs ; I fi tern-;io'inder ; 4 fourteen-iioiindefs,; 21 niiie-poundrrs ; 4 si(-ponnder.�: tHO pouiiders ; 1' ntie-poundci j and 2 cigliieeA-pouiiderttirromulr�.-Tutal'-^.   . (^S!gned; J. OltlilNTOX. His Maje*iv'5 ship Philomel, Ofiirr Jiarbaor of Ithnea, li>tli Ort�iNA> 1^,- Sir-I beg leave to inform you {Iiathis3abjestj''s sloop Philomel anchored here on the ^th ^instant, having been prevented from gaitliog the port-before by (ioutraTy winds. On workitjg into the harfjouf, 1 obi;*ved that the battery was so situated^, tO rendtff any attempt to destroy it by the gun& o^ jihe sloop/ impracticabli?; the detachment of traaps,^o. gether with the marine.s belonging to the; Phstptgef, were Therefore immediately landed ouder ^t^.Cpm-laand of Captaiu Church, accompanied by,aparty of seamen, which I conceived might .be .iofusi'j ' should the enemy be foolish-enough to fro^e^aiiy resistance. - .   , ' ,  . , The gun-boat having been previotisly du^C^ to keep tilt- enemy in chetrk, we immediatc^^o^d� i'd to a hetg.ht rommandiijg the, battefy,,?|i^An intention of taking it by storm, ftvlriph^Wd^^O^^ prevented by their making an unconditioo|j)^�>t|fj�fc-.;^ der immediately they obwrvwl us,- andia ^jM^iai^.:^ an hour from the time the Philomel ^At^^, w* had the satisfaction to ' iind ourselves in niil !pos-sessioQ of the islarjd. , A few shots wfre exc^angeil hetwc^.th^^M-.-boat and battr-ry which consisted of tvifpgunsiplyj ,-with a garrison of between 70and iki j^^'^^lilc^ . . was greatly reduced by the whole of tbeMjJiUfii;^ having deserted It. \ The cordiality and general- goiod �cpndn^t.c^^^^       . troop* and seamen, was- such; as. Lam fiilj^ .hpvC vincerl would ever ensniie success in any.'o|.oi}t cp^ . terprizcs ; Lhavemily to rt^ret thatthty fi^'^oita. greater opportutiity of evincing their rea>Ti�|0A^jifad    .. zeal.    -      .     ' . � -.     ;  Th^ inhabitant^ are apparently roachpl^sed^ta.,; the established provisional Government; :a(i^(^jirr'pE-',., the form of which you wjll lmr
                            

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