trade than that of the army. In the mean time they will be embarked with their effects for Leghorn, where they will wait for their destination, as the other foreign officers.

Art. 16 It will be allowed to the foreign officers to send to Capua a commissioner to take their effects, and to call for their families left in that fortress.

Art. 17. All the baggage of the military men will be examined by a commission of officers of the allied troops; such examination will be made at the Marine-gate at the time of the embarkation of the baggage. Such measure is taken in consequence of a report which has been spread, and believed, that Murat had left considerable sums of money in the fortress. The object of all this, therefore, is to preserve the decorum of the besieged as well as of the besiegers entering into the fortress, and not to cause the least injury to the garrison.

Art. 18. His Majesty will be recommended to be pleased to grant a month's pay to all the foreign officers composing the garrison, to defray expenses of the passage, in the same manner as it was practised with the others.

nor offers them to his Majesty as a token of his perfect devotion...

Art. 22. The present capitulation is guaranteed from his Majesty and the allied powers.

Borgi di Gaeta, Aug. 8, 1815. (Signed) CHIUTTI, Capo Bart. al 12mo di Linca.

Il Gente. Col. Comte
Il Barone COL ETTI,
Colonello al 10mo de
ant Batt. de Spleny.
II Capo dello Stato Ma-
gre. Cavre, del Real
Ordine del Merito,

Art. 19. To be recommended to the generosity of his majesty, the individuals of Gaeta and Burgo, who have lost in the bombardment their houses, as well as those individuals who have lost on that occasion their parents, or any limb, whose loss would render them incapable to procure themselves a living.

Art. 20. No civil or military individual will be molested for the last po litical opinion.

Art. 21. The ceased royal family, on quitting Gaeta, presented the governor, M. Begani, with some carriages which could not be embarked for want of conveyance. The said gover

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British territories in India; together with the following inclosures.

These inclosures consist of letters from Colonel Nicolls and Major Patton, detailing a variety of operations against the enemy in Nepaul, of which the result is related in the following

The judgment of Colonel Nicolls in his preparatory measures, the unremitting activity with which he pursued the object intrusted to his management, and the gallant promptitude with which he seized and improved


General Orders by his Excellency the every opening that could lead to the fulfilment of his instructions, not only reflect the highest credit on himself, but afford so salutary a lesson for the whole army, that his lordship cannot let slip the opportunity of recommending it to their attention.

The success of Colonel Nicolls (and the observation will be supported by the brilliant consequences which have attended similar exertions on the part of Major-general Ochterlony), under the complicated difficulties presented by the quality of the country, the fortifications by which its natural strength was assisted, and the obstinate resistance of a courageous enemy, should prove the superiority conferred by military service, and the certainty that a strenuous application of its principles must entail honourable distinction on

a commander.

Futtyghur, May 2, 1815. The governor-general having received official advices of the capture, by assault, of the fortified heights and town of Almora, on the 25th ultimo, by the forces under the command of Colonel Nicolls, of the total repulse of the enemy in a night attack on our positions in the night of the same day, and of the conclusion, on the 27th ultimo, of a convention with the principal Goorkah Chiefs in Kemaoon, by which, in return for permission to retire across the Sirdah with their troops, they engage to evacuate all the fortified places in the province, in ten days, surrendering at the moment the fortresses immediately round the capital; his excellency is pleased to direct, that a royal salute be fired at all the principal stations of the army, in honour of the signal and distin guished success of the British troops at Almorah, and the reduction to the British power of the valuable and important province of Kemaoon.

By command of his Excellency the Governor-general.

Published by command of the Honourable the Vice-President in Coun


satisfaction in acknowledging the important service rendered by Colonel Nicolls in the reduction of the province of Kemaoon.

Futtyghur, May 3, 1815. The Governor-general has singular

Warfare in a mountainous region offers embarrassments which, when viewed at a distance, appear insurmountable, but which dwindle into comparative insignificance under the grasp of vigour and genius. It is only in unusual situations, demanding readiness of resource and animated ef forts, that the difference between officer and officer can be displayed; and it ought to be always present to the mind of every military man, that he who in circumstances of perplexity


General Order by the Right Hon. the tries and fails, has to plead those chances from which no operation in war can be secured; his pretensions to the character of zeal and energy being in the mean time maintained;

while he who contents himself with urging difficulties as an excuse for doing nothing, voluntarily registers his own inefficiency.

The governor-general, in expressing his warm approbation of the excellent conduct of Colonel Nicolls, desires also to record the merits of those whose services in this enterprise have been indicated as possessing peculiar claims to notice.

and the behaviour of Captain Leys, marked equally by intrepidity and judgment at the head of the flank battalion.

Colonel Nicolls has earnestly represented the admirable management of Lieutenant-Colonel Gardner, at the head of his irregular corps, in forcing the enemy to abandon so many strong positions; and in finally establishing himself before Almora; the skill and spirited decision of Major Paton, commanding the 2d battalion 5th regiment, in the attack of the detached corps, which he defeated on the 23d of April: the exemplary valour manifested by Captain Faithful, commanding 1st battalion 4th regiment, in the successive assaults of the different works of the enemy on the 25th, nobly emulated by Lieutenant Wight;

Lieutenants Field and Purvis, of the 4th regiment, with Lieutenants Bell and Wilson, of the artillery, are also mentioned in terms of strong commendation.

To all those officers the governorgeneral offers his sincere applause, as likewise to all the other officers, (native as well as Europeans), non-commissioned officers and men, who have so becomingly supported the character of the British army in this laborious service; and his lordship trusts that this splendid proof of what a just confidence in their own powers can achieve, will satisfy our native troops of their own infinite superiority over the enemy with whom they have to cope.

By command of the Right Honourable the Governor-general. (Signed)

J. ADAM, Sec. to Gov.

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