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   London Daily Advertiser (Newspaper) - November 8, 1834, London, Middlesex                                The paily Advcrtifet fc R t D A Y,   Nov EMBER ft, 1754. iHiii iintiuM nwaanwaValBV' JRelation of the Retreat of K. STANIS LA1J S wfhm Danuick j in a Letter written by btm-fetftoa Per/on of Great DijlinSmu IS t can eafily figure to myfclf your 1 Urrcafinefi jt my leaving Datttskk, I 'tis but juft that I relate to you the manner of it: The Zeal you have (hewn for my IntereA, claims this from me; and you will fee in it the all-powerful Hand of God, who can fupport us when every Human Afliftance fails, and we fcem inevitably loft. I am (corbie that it has been thought Inyndcnt in me, for continuing in that City till it was redu-odmtbelaft Extremity : but wben we act from Principles of Onf^^i ** Honour, and our Country's Love, may we be ajkra/d to arm ourselves againft Danger, and' to prefer the Security of our Perfbcs to thou: three Principles, which coofli-fatethe Man of Honour * ForbcAdes that I ezpecled Succour Daily, and a hafly JUnat would have put me out of Condition to receive them, I mould, by my leaving Danpcick. have open'd the Gates of it to the Enemy, the Magiftrates holding out the Siege from no other Motive than tp defend me.  Thus, laying afide the Vanity which a Confctoufnefi of Refblution and Intrepidity aught iofpire, I was oblig'd, dtber to continue in the City, in Order that the expecled Succours might have time to arrive; or bory my (elf in the Ruins of it, with thofc brave Citizens, and facte dear Polish Friends, who with their Wives and Children aWd sty Fate. -I peniiled in this Refutation till the infamous Santsder of Monde", the capitulating of which, fore'd the JJnatztcJeers, with my Cedent, to provide for their own Safety: upon whkb ocafion, finding they wete going to change Satt Sovereign, I thought my felf bound in Gratitude, not to expose them to the Grief of abandoning me, but to difpenfe -with their Fidelity by my leaving" their City, whic'j, howde-fprntea Refiftance focverhad been made, could not have held-, oat any longer ; not to mention my being follicited by all the Pofnh Noblemen, who made their Safety confift in my Prefer-ration ; (a that after the Enemy demanded the Surrender of my " ftofmas the firft Article of rise Capitulation, I refolv'd to leave tTwatondus ocafion I exTxricnc*d the Zeal of that who awtouuilr attach'd to any IntnwX, bjr the diffctcpt ProjecTs which were farm'd to facilitate toy Escape, inibmuch that a lady, confiding in a Pcafant of that Country whom fhe knew, was fo much a Heroine, as to offer to difguifc nerfclf as a Peasant, aad pais for my Wife.   . - Aac�her Expedient was propos'd to me, and this was, to put my self at the head of. an hundred intrepid A fen, and force a way thro* the Enemy: But I judg'd it impracticable, became of Cat Inundation, which extended three Leagues one way, and of the lines of Circumvallation on the other, which it would Bt rapofiibJe to pafs on Horfcback. The Method I concluded rat fated, was that which the A--r propos'd; and accordingly I went to his Houie, in order to put it in Execution, Ca the Evening of the 27th of June, being Sunday, upon pretence of (pending a quieT Night there, by removing out of Danger of the Bomb, which began to fall in that pan where I tended. At ten in the Evening, laving difgub'd my   the City�  But how great was my Surprize, to fee the Pea-"��� after they had ijow'd about a Quarter ot  League, carry  asa poor Hut which flood in the middle of the Waters, and A as, that we muff paf* all that Night and (he next Day in Jt� the Night being already too far advane'd for us to get to the VateSa before Day break f We were fore'd to obey, and ac-*"*�g*y bunded, but with heavy Hearts, became of the little �wot we made, and the evident fiazard we run. We went into the Room, and as the fight of it made the have no great Inclinations to fleep, there not being fo much as a Corner for me to reft my fclf, I took this Opportunity to get acquainted with my itiuftrious Company, which cWitted of four Perfara : The firft was our chief Guide, who apprar'd to me the moment I taw him (and I was not millaken in my Conjectures) a very filly Fellow: He aftum'd an Air of Autho-rtty, aad claiming Obedience to his Orders, would not fufTer my 90^X0 debate or argue. I fltould willingly have fubmitted to this Subordination, had I not perceiv'd that our Commander (though he was wholly unacquainted with fuch Potts of the Enemy as it was neceffary for us to avoid, fir'd by no other Motive than the large Reward thcAu.  .....-t had promit'u him) was determin'd to corihjA us at random. The fecond, whofe Name and Proftflion 1 enquir'd, anfwer'd, that be was a Merchant, but had fail'd: be fpoke the Pelilh Tongue, and appearM a Petfon ol Merit The other two wereSchnaphans f, and feem'd by theif~Air and Manner complete Vilfains. I /pent the reft of the Night on a Bench, leaning upon the Merchant, with whom I made myfelf motl familiar, by means of the Poiifa Tongue, which gava us an Opportunity of converging together wiih Eaftr. On Monday Morning, being the 28th, I left the Room, in order to take a View ot the City, which was Hill bombarding. When I reflected on its unhappy Fate, cfocciaUy as all the good faichfu] Friends I lenv in K would foon be oblig*d, againft toeirWiU, to declare thcmfelves my Enemies, I could not pof-fibly have felt greater Toriuret, had* my Entrails been torn away : But afterwards rcfleding on myfelf, not knowing whither to go, nor what to do� although I was Co hardiicd by Misfortunes, I yet mould have funk under'cm, had it not been for the immediate Aflitlance of the Almigmy. Whilft I was revolving thefe thing-, I heard the Enemy fire from all their Batteries and from their Fleet, accompanied with � general Diicnarge of their (mall Arms: I concluded that this was by way of rejoicing for the taking of Munde, which gave me no little DHquict; and indeed I .was in fuch deep Atntclion, that General Steenflietb was oblig'd to pull me by the Sleeve, and awake me as out of a deep. Sleep, in order to make me partake of,a poor Soup lie had drefs'd.  A little after a Sctina- !ihan landed I torn his little Boat, faying that hit Captain lud i-nt him, with a (hort Leuu: and two little pieces or dried Tongue, for General Stcenflictiv ^The Letter was ftnt to with him a goad Jounwy, out ute eoulu never ditepver who it came from, nor by what mcanaythe Schnaphan (bund us out. 1 drew a mournful Confcqucnee from hence, as ir fticw'd that our Departure from DanVkk was no longer a Secret 1 to which I added, the flow Progrcis we made > two important Ankles, the tailing ja which could portend no good. But Heaven was pKas'd to order it fo, -to .keep us fiwn confiding in human Meafures, and oblige us to rely on his Holy Providence only, by which he conducted us. I was very impatient all the Remainder of that Day till Night came, in the. beginning ot which we embark'd, rowing perpetually through Ricds and imprafticaVle places, being oWig'd every moment, where there was no Depth of Water, to draw the Uoat over Marines into the Ditches where there was tome. About Midnight we arriv'd, as we thought, near the Bank ol the Viitula, where our Con dttfiors oblig'd us to land, nnd thefe, alter holding Council together, without communicating the Particulars ul it to its, order'J General Stcenflieth to walk on foot along the Bank with our chief Conductor, and the Bankrupt Mi reliant who fpokc PoliA t alter which the two^napbans went again into the Boat with me, affuring me, that we mould meet with our Companions at about a League diftancc from the place where we then were._______ I was no way plea�'J with this Separation, fearing that I mould not meet again with General Steenrlicth. I iiippes'd, that being now arriv'd at the Viitula, we were to craft it at this Place ; but I was miitaken, for 'twas the farther fide ot the Neiring, whence there would lwve been no poflibi-lity of our getting away. After we had row'd on very painfully during t two Hour-, I enquiring after our Cotnradcs, was anfwer'd, qmt they were before, and that we fhould foun be up with (hem. Aii)ay began to peep, and all the Houfcs thereabout w^re frequented by Mufcovices or Coffacks, it would not be polhblc for us to reach, before the Gloom was difpell'd, the Plate where we were to crofs the Viitula j we therefore were fort'o to flop once more at a Houfe belonging to a Pcafant, with whom roy Cooduftors were acquaiutcd. As we were going in, the Pcafant was ask'd whether any Muscovites lodg'd in hi> Houfe, he anfwer'd there did not. but laid that feveral came to it in the Day-time; notwithiUnding this, we were forced to itav with him ; a moment after which my two achnaphans took me into the Garret, threw me a Bundle of Straw, and bid mc lie frill, laying, that they in the mean time would be upon the watch, and go in queft of my Companions. After being kept awake two Nigtrta, I waaadfclfawSWtpi but that was imputTible� and finding roy Bed my feud* X1% up, and look'd through a little Win^w^ wheaorl a^ateel, twenty Paces from me, two Mufcovhti, who W after their Horfes which fed in the Mejttittvt i An walking bp and down thereabouts, and a VwfM (fix in Number), pfs'd within half a dttmftmit* unpleafingSight oiiL'g'dme to retire mmediattlytoatf Bmjm;| of Stiaw, 10 rcltea on the Means how toextffott mjwfhiom  �lNafrieV I made her bslicvc whatever fhe pleasy.'; Bat 'aval aawfcwoffil when fhe told me, that her Houtc was in Danger, and taa| t|H| Mafcovites would burn her alive in cafe they found dta la ft*�f trembled at thefe Words, being afraid fhe would tun aat  ..:__ ss-- very cruel kind of Torment, which is, the bein^ iBQ^ a(\ when we are endued \vi:h the greiteft Acllvity� goat being oblig'd to watt, niojionleft. io_exp?ftation of la* / difinal Accidents.   This State of Inactivity foggeQed liar. gloomy Rtflettionj, in the rotdfl of which I r.mh two gave mc real Conloluion s firft, that God had iljpriv'd i   ^ General Stcenili-th, the only Man whocuuldaflitt tae.-Bwf-> f Pcafants who ramble about in Parties �ad rob Paflcngenv given us two hundred-Dueatvone hundred toStcenjUctlli one hundred formrr The moment we fhool, atlimr-*-to carry Money "bout me, and finding u heavy, 1 ttfi eafftnyfjitfcifst ttrttatrrty, indgiye it SteetnlktJl Wketb. ever, QQtwithttanding the cre^t Inclination {hadto ootllL'I yet (but howl cannot teii] delay *d giving it him t Atitmm we weref^nAtited, IconfidfrM the dreadful CoojJjrjon itliaw have Ijccfl'inihad I been -without a Penny about toe: -Wa^flt1 Circumftance reviv'd me, and made me firmly bciievt> diCl was under fhe immediate Protection of Heaven. " Quite nr'd with mv prtfent Situation, I Ceflse i& order to get fo;nc Inteiltgenee. from my Guidet. Thefe toaf me, that they knew General Steenflieth was not above afivtrjav of a League off, and would come up with us that very NtgJeV at the eroding of the. Yjlluja 1 and tfcattfce Boat was qaktft^f to carry us over 1 bur that as the Wind blew very hard, tfceV did not know whether it would be fa'e for us to CroO, U bflfeK but a very fmall Veddin I told tiwm, Uat we ha4 a� tiaaB for debating ; and that as we could nut run a girater Haaaal than in Haying when- we were, it was ebibhuoy-4icccf&ry fiat us to let out at all Adventures. Thkileiolatwn being-taken, the Moment it began rofgofa , dark we itepr into the Boat, and left it a quarter of a Lttjbm j farther at the Extremity of the Floods. We then W*lk^Ta | large League to rhe Viitula; it being a, Marib, we walk'J,tbm f grcatelt part of the way, up tuthe-Kueen in M'^d. _Ej;|�g got ^ to the Bank, one of my SchnnpiiMu biJ rue ft%y there w;�n'Jda- Comrade, fayjej^, that h'-, iu ifc mean time, wuy r ti;� Beat was at the Plac� he hatfi'pppirit^d.   There we waited 4 folj HaotJm him 1 whbn he at LlL ^rtirn^d, to tefi us," that ftfha^notiMsb! the Qvat, �nd that (he Mu'rovitc^ r.fuit have c�rhtd nr*Jf-Wiiat cuuld we do f only t^wunom whence He cama.~ Ac-curdmgly wc walk'd another 1 -igue back, aiaf at. jail got n a floulej the Landlord uf-witicb uppcai'd a raibnal, attivo, refolute Man. He tngag'd to procure me a Patfag*#bvci th� �Viilula, and was as gdoci as'tis Word 1 and htdurg im Itf^Jg Gar ax, he went (0 look fur a Boat, and 10 enquire Waciherat WOu'J be faie lor 10 to ctofj over. ; On Wednciday the 30th, not being able 10 fleep, at t �s�� ttanding at my Garret Wimlow, I had i..t l't�furtio ft. Qui chief Guide, who had wandcr'd with (IcOeralSur-tB^mh,Coawt into the 1 iout'e Immcdutcly I enquir'd after the GeinNaL awi was aniucr'd, that he went the Night before to tfirllredeawoae at thePafTage of the ViitaLi, where the Cbffackt tact Vat OO the Bank 1 that he himfcll ruJ taken to ha Heels a but at iW General Stcenflieth, he did not know what wasbeceoseef JKe* t Wltcacc 1 coociudcil, that I had quite foil him. Ncvcrtheicfa I befiAv'd with Courage under this new O&ppoioiment wi I rcnVcled, that unce I was thus abandon'd, it would be 1 Moments in draper of - ^derate U^tb are takenin at 
                            

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