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   General Advertiser (Newspaper) - October 10, 1846, London, Middlesex                                FRIDAY,   October 10,   1746. Deal* OEtober 8. �M AIN his Majefiy> Ships the Folkftone, Fox, and Gibraltar ; > aod Ferret and Scorpion Sloop* ; \ with the Matilda, Blaekwell -and Saudades, fikckabey. fori Lifbon ; Julias Cxfar, Williams, J for Oporto ; Charlotta, Miller, for Figura ; 'Halfey and Suttle, Howard, for,. Liverpool    Jo-1 fcph and Richard, Witts, for Rotterdam;  and the Homeward-bound Ships.    Wind N.byS. Grave find, OSt. 8. PaiTi'd by the HudfoVs Bay, Fow-Itr; and Mary, Coate^ from Hudfon's-Bay ; Peterball, Blink, from Coleberg ; Neptune, Belgard,; and Adventure, Wyatt, from Oporto ; Andrew and Elizabeth, Nes-kall'; Free Unity, Morrifon ; Hope, Sherlieve ; Anna Catherina, Jacobfan ; Grave Rice, Tufk; Anna Cathe-rina, Dall; Providentia, Dall; and Salvador, Thornpfon, from Norway. The John and Samuel, Fullertdn, from New-England, u arrived at Hull. The Friendfhip, Macky, from Montferrat, at New-Vork. Nice, Sept. 19. The French Cavalry have repaffed the \ar, on the 15th Inftant,'and the Spaniftj are preparing te do the famei Part of the latter have Orders to repair into Savoy, and the Reft, with, the French Horfe will be quarter'd in Province and Daaphiriy. Strojburgb^ 03. 6. Captain Ferret, a fame as Partifan of the Allied Army, has been lately difcovered and made Prifoner at Sarburgh. He is a Man of extraordinary Strength, and breaks the hardeft Metals as ea(y as the molt brittle Things. He was firft in Fifcher's free Company, in the Auftrian Service, and having fince. defened to the Duke of Cumberland's Company, he J> ,lp be tried for De-fertion. Great Strictnefs has been ufed in examining into theCaufe of his PafTage thro1 this Country; and in his Way from Sarburgh hither, he told M. Struckradt, who conducted him, ' Sir, ypu know not the Value of the  Capture yon have made ; my Misfortune, which is very ' great, will make your Fortune.1 In a few Days we (hall know if there is any Truth in what is given out ; viz. That he was going into a Province of South France, and had with him Secrtt Orders. L  O  N  D  ON. From the London Gazette Extraordinary. At the Camp o/Orondza, 051. 9, N.S. ThePaflage of the jaar was effected the 7th Inftant. The Army marched at Four in the Morning in eight Columns, the Artillery nakingthe grh. This March was made fo near the Enemy, that we gave them a fair Opportunity of attackiag what Part of the Army they plealed, and Meafures were taken to give them a good Reception. Sir John Legonier led the left Wing of the Horfe, and after they were patted, he remained with the Prince of Lofrain and the Marfhal at the Head of the Defile, till the Rear Guard and every thing was pafled without feeing an Enemy, tho' they heard the Alarm and the general Beat in their Camp. This being done, they wentiowards the Left to fee the Pofition of our new Camp. During which Time, the Enemy having polled Batteries where our Left was before, and alfo on the Rifing Grounds on this Side of the Jaar over-againlt the Prince of Waldeck's old Cwnp, feven Brigades of their Foot appeared on the Rifing Grounds, as alfo about 50 or 60 Squadrons of Horfe, and all their Light Troops. The Cannonade then began,' and was very hot on both Sides. The French were beginning to pafs the-River, and to/orm upon the Rifing Ground where theQutch were encamped in the Morning. The Prince and Marfhal Bathiani being come up with the eight Batulions and eight Squadrons commanded by Lieutenant-General Driiklehen, made fuch a Difpofitioh, and gave fuch Order?, that tho' our Iiregulars were a little roughly handled, being but few in Num? her, what had paffed of the French was immediately attacked, broken, and beaten back-into the Ravine. In she niean time our Army was ordered to be under Arms, ,2nd l3y fo all Night; the Enemy retired about Midnight, and Vefterday Morning we encamped, i'h.s Affair has colt us about 350 Men ; and the Enemy, who were repulfed, double the Number. The Hanoverian Troops have loit forne few Officer?, the Helium more Men ,in Proportion, Md the Englifh very .few.' J^hnfon'* Regiment' petitioned 10 attack the Enemy, and did it with fo good a Counte-�aQce, that they got great Rcputatioa.   There 'a not yet any Lift of the killed and wounded. Count ClermonU joined Marfhal Saxe Yefterday, fo that they are now in their full Force* and are reckoned to amount t.o* 194 Bat* talions. The three �nglifh Battalions under the. Command of Brigadier General Houghton* are tfr-be.thjs Day-at Maeftricht. Two Bavarian Battalions arrived Yefterday. Fawn tie Camp at Ambit wear Maejlricbt, OSober 12� N.S. Count Clermont having joined the Grand Armyf under Marjbal Saxe upon the 9th, the Enemy made a Motion upon the roth, and pafled the jaar that Afternoon . with their whole Force.   This Motion having convinced; us - that their Intention was to attack us, our heavy Bag-. gage was that flight fent to Maeftricht; Ordqp were gjyen I for the Foot to lie with their Accoutrements on; the Horfe to be jaddled, and the whole Army to be under Arms an : Hour before Day.   The Difpofitions were made at Prince Charles's Quarters for receiving the Enemy by the Prince 1 and Marfhal Bathiani, with great Skill ana Judgment, and \ every Perfon being at his Poft, early the next Morning( we perceived the Enemy in the Plain, inarching towards I as, their Foot being formed into three Columns, with a j large Tiain of Artillery at the Head of each Column, Our Right was extended upon a Plain half a Mile beyond Grondza, having-the Villages of Endift, Sling and Fexhe in their Front, which they occupied with 12 Battalions. Betwixt the laft, Village and Liers was a Plain, and vthis was in Front of the Haririoverian Infantry.   In Front of the Britifh and Heffian, Foot was the Village of Liers : In Front of the Hannoverian Cavalry was that of Warem, and betwixt the Scotch Grays and the Left of the Dutch Line was the Village of Roucoux.   Major General Zaftrow, with two Britifh, four Hannoverian, and two Heitian Battalions, having Brigadier Douglafs under him, was. ordered to defend thde three laft Villages, Prince Waldeck, who was to have defended that of, Roucoux, having been obliged to poft a great Detachment in the Suburbs of Liege,- upon Intelligence thai the French , designed to take Poft there that Night.   The Prince of j Heffe and General Howard, wkh the Fttot that remained, *� were to endeavour to fupport thefe three Villages, 'and ttw I Cavalry to fall upon any .of the French Horfe, that might > attempt to pafs-betwixt them, of at much as pofSble to protect our Flank to the Dutch. The Enemy Hi three Columns was by this Time advanced fo near; that three Batteries, which we bad erected, b�gan to play upon them. They immediately attacked Prince Waldeck's Left with great Fury, but were repulfed feveral Times with extraordinary Bravery by that Prince and the Troops under him. The Scotch Brigade particularly behaved extremely well: They were however overpowered by Numbers, and forced to give Way after a very gallant Defence. Our three Villages were at the fame Time attacked by 55 Batulions, in Columns, by Brigades; and as foon as one Brigade was repulfed, ano her came on : And our eight Battalions under Major General Zaft-row, after having done wonderfully well, were at laft obliged to abandon the Villages of Waiem and Roucoux, the Major General fupporting himfelf Hill at Liers, with the Battalions under Prince Frederick and Major General Howard. Sir John Ligonier rallied the Battalion], which had fuffered fo - much, the Hannoverian Regiment of Maidell, and the He&an Regiment of Manfpacb, having flood their Ground to the la!!, and refufed Quarter, fo that few of them efcaped. Th> Battalions of Boetflayer and Dortop fuffered likewife extremely, notwirhffandirrg which they rallied, and drove the Enemy, who were advancing into the Plain, back again to the Village. The Battalions of Graham and Howard, which were in Roucoux, loft alfo a great many Men, but to the laft maintain'd a hollow Way, where they were polled by Sir* John Ligonier, and were of gre3t Ufe, Brigadier Douglafs, who commanded them, having done every Thing that a good and gallant Officer could do. As foon as Prince Waldeck, whole Troops had begun to give Way, was informed that the Villages were loft, he retreated in good Order, and taking behind our Left, marched towards the Meule, by St. Peter's Berg. In thefe Circumfiances our Rstreat was refolved, and executed in the following Manner. The three Batulions, which Sir John Legonier had fent for in the Night from Maeftricht, and who arrived with Brigadier General Houghton as the Action was beginning, were placed in a right Angle with the SktQtcr^ Grays facing the Flank, which the Diuch had before, when this came even #ith the Prince rtf tleflV, he had Orders to join that. General'Somerfcidt had formed another Flank a Ji tie farther to receive us, and the Prince and^Iarfhal another under Prince Dourlich, and when we came there we found by the Prince's and Marfhal's Difpofiuon, a Rear-Guard of � 20 Squadrons, 12 Battalions, and 12 Companies of Gre nadiers; fo that in Spight of perhaps 100 Pieces of Cannon, and all the Mufket^hot they codd' bring to bear, the Retreat was made- with, great Regularity and Order'; the Rear-Guard conflfted of tne Imperialirtsi ^KeMarfhal infrfting upon it, as tUey had-not-luffered id- the Action. We have certainly quitted the Field witfc"is little Difact-vantage as could be in a Battle, if that-may be called a Battle, where two Thirds of odr Army ^efe, not engaged*, the Action beinjg wholly upon the LeftiJ TFneTEnemy did not think fit to purfue us; but horbeing^ ible, 'far War(t of Wood in this advancedSeafon; tb-ftay fjn the ptiier Sidejof the Meufe, we pafled that Rwer th'ii' Morning. We have not yet the Lilt of the Killed and Wounded ; the French cannot have loft lefs than ip/)oo Men, and'our Lofs,- iri theGrofs, is not more thin $&w. Th$> Cannd-nading was terrible on both Sides. . Count la Lippe. and Lieutenant-General Smiflart are wounded, Major-General Veldtman killed, Lieutenant-Colonel Montague is killed. Major Sowle wounded and taken, Major Kendall hat loft a Leg, Sir Harry Nifbet is ki led, and many others who are not as yet known. Mao-fpach's Regiment, has. fix Captains killed, and Maidell* has not one Officer left. The .Enemy had not lefs than 170 Battalions upon the Field of Battle. Our Cavalry (hewed the greateft Defire to fall upon that of the Enemy, but they kept themfeives conftandy under the Protection of their Foot and Cannon : and wheri the French Infantry came but upon the Plain, they gallop'd up with great Spirit to charge them. Lord Rothes being.at.the Head of the firft Line, and Lord L'raufurd at the Second of the Englifli; and drove them back Sword in Hand into the Hedges much ftfter than they came ori. What contributed greatly tp'our ill Soccefs in this Action, was, that the People of Liege had the Night be"-fore introduced the French into the Towri, and put them into PoffefTion of it, juft in Prince Waldeck's Back, whofer Di
                            

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