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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - April 4, 1764, London, Middlesex N N T Vdi. XIV.] From WEDNESDAY, April 4, to FRIDAY, April 6, 1764. [Numb. 1051 THURSDAY, Aprils- LONDON. Eajl-hr&a Hwfa April 4, 1764. t^g^^^g^ Y ^the Company's fhip Royal y^S^^%^ George, which arrived at Spithead from Bengal on the 1 ft inft. the Court of Directors have received letters from that Prefidency, ria the following purport: Thrarthe difpate^ between the Company's ^kyants there, and the reigning Nabob, Coffiift Aly Cawn, had been produdlive of fuch animofi-lies and jealoafie's 6n the part of the latter, that it was judged highly ncceflary to life every means tp allay them ; for this purpofe Me� Amyatt and Hay, two Gentlemen of the Council, were deputed to wait upon the Nabob, with inftrudlions-to endeavour to adjuft the differences in an amicable manner. They accordingly arrived at Mongheer, the place of his refideftc&, -on .the 12th of Ma^t and had many conferences with him, in which he evidently fhewed a great averfenefs to an accommodation upon the terms offered to him. About this^timev a fupply of godflands of arms, gdingf to-Patna, was ftopped by the Nabob's o"fikers:, antf other afts of holtility were �6mftiitted; and .affairs being come to an ex-tf^mity, a war wthCofSm Aly was unavoidable. Mefo Amyatt and Hay were recalled, and meafures were taken at the Prefidency, to carry it on in the moll effe&ual manner. Mr. A*ny&& havk� .token te^vfeAf^jJabQh tlie^tfi of June, aftd.*�ceived the ufualpaff-ports, he fet out in boats for Calcutta, accompanied with MeC Amphlett, Wollafton, and Hutchinfon ; Lieutenants1 Jones* Gordon, and Cooper; end Do&or Crook, (MelT. Hay ar,d Guliton remaining with the Nabob as hof-tages). As the/boats were paffing the city of Moorfhedabad, they were attacked on tjie 3d of July by a number of troops? af-, fembled for that purpofe, on both fides the river, and. fome of the Gentlemen were killed in the boats. Mr. Amyatt immediately landed with a few Seapoys, which he forbid to fire, anci endeavoured to make the enemy's.troops understand thathewas furnifh-ed with the Nabob's -paflpcrts, and had no defign of committingany hciiilities ; but the enemy's horfe advancing, fome of the Seapoys fired, notwithflanding Mr. Amyatt's orders; apd a general confufio.n enfuing, that Gentleman, and moft of the fmall party who were with him, were cut to pieces. ! By the laft letters it further appears, that Mr. Ellis and his Council at Patna* having, with the approbation of Capt. Carftairs, agreed to attack that city early in the morning of the 25th cf June, it was accordingly executed and carried ; that they were in entire po'ffeffiort of the city for four hours, the Moorifh Governor and moft of his people having fled as far as F.utwa; that He there came to a refolution to return and attempt to regain the city, and having got in at the water-fide gate of the fort, he fucceeded in difpoffeffing our troops, owing to the Seapoys and Europeans being moftly difperfed in plundering. That upon their retiring into theia&ory, on account of t'ie difpiritednefs of the men, and a great delation among the Seapoys, it was found im- practicable to make any ftand there } and a refolution was therefore taken to proceed to Sujah Dowla's country ; that they accordingly croffed the river the 26th is* the evening, and met with no obftru&ion until they pafied Churpa; that then theylyere attacked on the 30th by the Phoufdar, with about 2000 men, whom they eafily routed ; but he being that evening joined from Budgepore with four or five hundred Seapoys, ?bd five or fix field-pieces, he attacked 'the party on the next e-vening, the lit of July, and entirely routed them, the Europeans haying quitted their ranks at the fini onfet; that in the whole there were about fifty Europeans killed, and -about eight or nine officer^ amongft the laft, Capt. Caritairs, who was killed by a cannon ball in the morning of the lit; that on the 2d, Mr. Ellis, with the officers and private men, were taken prifoners, and, by the lait advices, were all at Mongheer, excepting Captain Wilfon, EnfignsMackay and Armltrong, iVJr. Anderfon, Surgeon, an^l Mr. Peter Campbell, who then remained prifoners at Patna. Upon thefe and other a&s of hoftility a-gainii feveral of the Company's fettlements committed by Coffim Aly, it was determined to declare war againft him, and to reftore the former Nabob, Meer JafRer, to the Subah- | fhip, upon his entering into a new Treaty * with the Company. War was accordingly declared, and an advantageous Treaty was .concluded, the moft material articles whereof are a confirmation of his former,Treaty, and ; alio of the ' 'an agong* grante Coffim Ally, engaging to give 30 lacks of rupees to defray the expences and lofs accruing .to the Company from the "war, and engaging alfo to reimburse the amount of private per-fbns. loiTes. Meer Jaffier fet out a few days after to join the army under Major Adams, which was then oh its march' towards Moqrihedabad. TheJirft aftion which-happened, v/as on the 19th of July, oppofite to Cutwa, on the Qof-1 fimbuzar fide of the river. The Major having croffed the army the night before, in the : morning came up,""with a; large body of the enemy Vtroops, ;who. were ftrongly polled to oppofe His pro'grefs to .theicit'y; and having attacked them, they were .routed, after a fmall refiftance, and with an inconfiderable lofs on our fide. A detached party, under the command of Capt. Long, at the fame time pof-feffed themfelves of the-fort of Cutwa, on the other fide of the river ; and all the artillery they had there, as well as what they had brought into the field, fell into our hands -In thisaftion Mahomed Tuckey-C.a\vn>. v^hp;* it is faid, commanded the attack on Mr. A-myattV party, was mortally wounded, and died a few days after. The good effefts of this fuccefs were displayed in the ealy conqueft that followed o(t the city of Moorfhedabad, which the ar,my entered with a trifling oppofition the 24-th at night. Here the Major eflablifbed and.' .pror claimed the Nabob Meer Jaffier in due form, and halted fome days to rfcfrefh the army; - On the 28th of July, the Major continued his march towards Mongheer; and on the 2d of Auguft, having arrived hear a place called Sooty, at the head of the Coffimbuzar river, [Price T yorpehce Halfpenny. 1 r � a very obftiftateengagement' enfiied with a numerous army of the enemy's beft troops and artillery, who1 there occupied a very ftrong and advantageous poll. The ftand that thby made was refolute and uncommon for troops of this country, having ciofely engaged our forces for no lefs than four hours: however, by the intrepidity and good conduct of M;ijor Adams, and the remarkable bravery of tnc officers and men, the enemy fuftained a total' defeat. The lofs on oiu* fide was not fo cbn-fiderable as might have been* expected from fo fevere an aftion, confiftiug.only of fix officers and 40 Europeans, and zgz Seapoys and Black' Horfe killed ai\d wounded. On. the Tide of the enemy, a great number of men" werE killed and wounued, 23 pieces cf cannO^v, and about' i$o boats la4en with military and 0-ther ftores, tAkeri; ^njo^ft thefe, fail, were found all the artillery and'moft'of the Patina detachment; and wthih'fome.days, after die aftion, between 60 and 70 of die men, who were taken prifoners at Patna, /and iiad bee^t engaged by foul means arid; fair tofprve the enemy's gans,.returned to their a>lp,iJrp..,,, .5t Immediately after this fettie, thclfelalpraq-vanced with the army near Rgpig^Rtj about three or four miles frbrti which place the enemy.had thrown up ..a iirQpg^ntrggch-ment from the hUIs^^the^ifVer^.^difw^e lorcingof \yhich,ijtjwas  ^aniirAV"lii^eft raife is due to'hiqi froi^ ~~Vi'~rl ^.l,^ ood conduct in this eampa%n,-np$idj iw een attended with ex^raordii^ry^j^u' and fatigues on account df^the. 'ti&fyyjfe$G and the badnefs of the roads: and in which; by his abilitydn forqiing theplajv^^pffa^t^ck ! in fuch manner to take;pvei;y'td^aRtageft^^ . fituation of the.enemy 'admitted^ lie basing ves fu.cqefs of his.ope] fs of'njenpoffible |ic,add^ andintrepidity'ufifhaken in *liep#< action. � { ^ ;