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   London Daily Post And General Advertiser (Newspaper) - June 30, 1743, London, Middlesex                                Tfe London Da% ly^-^d General Ad vertifef. MUM tffjPrt    r THUS SO A Y, June 30,   1743. J3to�\ June 2$. MAIN in the Downs his Ma-jetty's Ship* (he Dorfetfture and Shrewfbary? and the Matilda, Wild, for Gibraltar. Wind N.W. fyavtfemi, Jam 28.   Pafs'd 11>y the ^fohn and Efther, Fowler, from 'North Copen i and the Sarah, Kitteridge, from Narva. The Doddington, Preften, from Africa, is arrived at iJatbadoe*. LQNDON. Yefterday arrived the Mail from F ance. According to the Accoaot publifhed in Paris of the Battle of Dcttingen, it was the Houfhald Troops of France, with fome other Troops, that began the Engagement, and were very hard pat to it for a whi.e, until Marshal Noailles had brought over the River the reft of the Army ; which when done, .the French General made fo furious a Charge upon the Allies, that in three Hours after he obliged them to retire, and leave him Mailer of the Field : That the Allies left 5000 Men on the Field of Battle ; that the French took from them feveral Pieces of Cannon, the greateft Part of their Ammunition, the Hofpitals, in which were a great many Sick, 14 Pair of Colours, and a great Number of Prifoners} that they followed the Allies as far as Hanau, and then marched back to take Poff.-ffion of the Campat Afchaff-'oburgh. On their own Side they reckon 3000 Men killed, and 900 wounded. Amoag the former are the Duke de Ro-chechouart, the Marquis de Fleury, Meffrs. de Chabanne andSabran, and four Officers of the Life-Guards: The Prince de Dombes, the Count de Eu, the Marquis de Chabanne, the Dukes of Harcourt, Grammont, and Boufflers, and Meffrs. Dorgement and Chamant are wounded. They reckon that the Regiment of French Guards, Infantry, had about 50 Officers killed and wounded in it. Many other Officers are wounded, but they can't yet tell their Names. Whitehall, June 29. Laft Night Mr. Over, one of hh Majefty's Meflengers, arrived at his Grace the Duke of Newcastle's Office, with the following Advices from the Right Honourable the Lord Carteret, dated at Hanau, June the 20th* 1743, THE King having received certain Intelligence that the Marfhal de Noailles intended to endeavour to4 ' prevent the junction of the Hcfflan Troop, under the Command of Prince George of Hefte, and the eight Hanoverian Battallions under that of General Druchleben, with the main Body of the Army, font Orders to Prince George, and to the laid General, upon their March, to hak at Hanau, and determined to join them with the whole Army: . AccoriingJy^a the f| m the Efenia^     Majsty. �aVe \ Order* tnat the Army fhoald hold itfelf in Rcadtneisto^ march.$he next Morning early, and about Four the Troops-began to file off in two Columns,   when the Duke de Noadies perceiving this Motion, immediately ordered a  Detachment of his Army to march along the Mayn towards Seligenftadt, where the French Infantry pafled that River over two Bridges, and the Cavafry forded it a little above,the (aid Village, with a Defign to oppofe, with all bis Force, the Junction of our Armies, his Artillery forming theArriere Guard. As foon as it was in Reach of annoy-"ingour Army, it began to play upon us about half an Hour pait Ten in the Morning, and took us in Flank. This Fire laired near two Hours, and tho' we ere&ed Ibme Batteries in order to filencc thofe of the Enemy, yet they did not difcontinue firing. Notwithftanding which, our Army continued its March, and by Perfeverance arrived in a little Wood, behind which the French Army was ranged in Order of Battle; their Right Wing was covered by-the Mayn, and fopported by a Battery ere&ed near Maynfling, on the other Side of the River. The Left ex. tended itfelf towards the Hills, and had behind it a little Rivulet and the Village of Dettingen. The French Army, amounting to near 30,000 -Men, was drawn up in two Lines, and an Arriere Guard p it was Commanded by the Duke de Noailles, the Duke de Char-Ires,' and feveral other Princes of the Blood were prejent; asd the HooftoW Troops made the Center, fupported by the Infantry. . � The King having given his Orders to the reipc&ive Generals of the Army, with the greateft Calmnefs and Refb-ktion, placed himfelf on the Right Wing, at the Head of the Britrfh Infantry, on Foot, Sword in Hand. . Our Army drew up in Order of Battle, as well as it could in the Wood, and extended itfelf a�fart* the Front of the* Enemy as the Ground would alfow. On the Right of our Armr, at the Entrance of- thr Wood, the Hanoverians erected a. Battery, which flanked the Enemy,. 'and did great Service kt the Heat of the Action; another was erected by the Engtinvoa the Left, and a Third bv the Aufirians in the Center. Such were we Difpofiuons of the two Armies till about Twwcifr'Clocky when the Army was advanced to charge the Enemy. The Troops of the Ffetfch Singes Houfbo'd attacked with great Vigour our Center, which gave Way a little, but foon rallied, repulfed them, and drove them before them till they beat them out Of the Field. Annexed is a Lift of the Prifoners, many of which are Oftfcers and Perfons of Quality ; a great Number were killed and wounded, and fothe Standard, and Colours taken ; and, after this Defeat of the Houfboid Troops-, the French Army perceiving itfelf attacked On all Sides, quitted the Field of Battle* paffed the Rivulet behind it, and polled itfelf in Order of Battle upon an Eminence commanding the Plain : But notwithftanding this advantageous Difpofi-tion, upon our Troops marching towards them with Refo-lution, and in Order, they abandoned that Pdft, retired to Kleinevelfheirn, and at laft recreated in great Difolfder towards the Village of Seligenftadt, where they paff.d the Mayn with Precipitation and Confufion ; feveral were drowned, and a great many died of their Wounds in the Purfuit. The great Number of the killed, that was found difperfed on all Sides, (hews, that their Lois muft be confi-derable, and it is computed at about 40^0 Men killed, wounded} drowned, and taken Prifoners. On oUr Side, our Lofs is computed to be near 1500 killed and wounded. Among the firlt is Lieutenant General Clayton, who was killed upon the Spotj equally regretted by the King, the Officers and Solders ; amongft the laft, his Royal High-nefs the Dukej commanding with great Bravery at his Poll of Major General, received a Mufket Ball, which went thro' his Leg ; the Duke d'Arembejg received one in his Breaft ; but neither of thefe Wounds is thought dangerous . Colonel Peers bad a dangerous Shot in the Throat. Major General Monroy of the Hanover Troops, and his Son, had each a Leg (hot off by the fame Cannon Bail; but none of the three are defpaired of. Brigadier liufke was a'fo (hot in the Heel ;� but though the Bon� is broken, his Wound is not thought dangerous. The Britiih Troops, and all the Forces of the Allied Army, who were engaged in this Aclion, behaved with, the utmolt Refolution, Bravery and Intrepidity. Lift tf the Killed and Wounded of Note in tbe French Any. Pfince de Dombes, wounded in the Tnigh. Duke of Boufflers, wounded in the Neck. M, de Sabran, Colonel of the Regiment of Conde, his Thigh fhet off. and killed. M. de BeufRers, jun. his Thigh (hot oft. Duke of Rochecouart, Colonel of a Regiment; the Major and the Captain of the Grenadiers of the fame Regiment, killed. Duke of Harcourt, M. du Chatel, mortally wounded. Three Major Generals loft. Meff. de Mongiboult, Chatenmaville, de Chauvighy, and de Chatelet, all Colonels, killed. M. de Lambilly, Captain in the Regiment of French Foot-Guards, mortally wounded, and his Brother, Second Major, killed. M. de Rofting, Firft Captain of Grenadiers in the French King's own Regiment, his two Thighs (hot off. M. de Cuftine, Colonel of the Regiment of Hainaut, *you�dedf�^ij[aw^beJW.-~yj^ ' ' >r ' M. ^toffiik&Ak w*u&fi;the taw-bone. Cormtd^frrkh'd" M.deTaub�oulti'Cbk^ of Dau- phiae, wounded in th/e Hand/ ;   -Daked'Ayen, afiaU:4hrolglihiiBelly. M- do. CRula, two Sbjtu through his Body. M. de Beuvrov, 4 Major-General, wou.�ded. And many Othersi>f DiftincliQn, as well as feveral Officers and others of trie French King's^yh^Id, either killed, wounded, or loft7^= ^     - ^ ,s:s . A lift tfthe Prifoett*/ ibf frtnt&J&ng* fyujbold, at the Camp ofDtittiigen, 7�a/*8iJV 6V 1743. M. de Montgibaut^Jftips Gen^;^CommaBder of the Troop of Harcourt.  ;* "   . 4;,,"\f' M. de la Sale, Adjattnt of thel^ng'js Mufqueteers, and Colonel of Horfe. M. de Chavoifv, a Qjai^ M
                            

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