pended, and he would not agree to a ther its interference might be necesmoment's delay till the constitution sary.— Mr. C. Wyone thought it inwas restored. The motion had a ten- cuinbent on the flou e to see what its dency to bring the kingly office into real situation was, whether that of a contempt, to shew that the crown parliament or a convention. In what might be placed upon a cushion, and capacity they now were he knew not, every thing go on as well, and without and nothing but a paramount necesinterruption. The House was placed sity could justify them in doing any in an aukward predicament from its act. The first object was to establish neglect to do, in the first instance, its the necessity, and then they might dity-a duty which it was not difficult take up the question of expediency, to discover. The act, passed by a very whether to proceed to business, or to powerful faction respecting the Prince adjourn.-Mr. Sheridan was for the of Wales, should never have had liis adjournment, thinking that it would be sanction. If the same course were now most agreeable to the feelings of his attempted, he should resist it. He Majesty when he recovered; for though would not go back to the people, and this was the fourth attack of the disortell the:n that, after the constitution der, it should be recollected that the had been suspended for a fortnight, preceding recoveries gave hopes of one lie had voted that it should be sus in the present instance, pended for a fortnight longer. No Sir Samuel Romilly declared his effort should be lost on his part to re. intention of voting against the motion, store to the people the government of as, if it did not pass, the llouse would the constitution.

meet on the next day, and so on from Mr. Tiervey did not think that the day to day; which, in the present motion was founded upon suflicient, crisis, he thought to be the proper evidence, and contended that, when line of conduct. He had heard no Providence had deprived them of a reason advanced, why the House should King, it was unbecoming to deprive put it out of its power to meet for a theniselves, by their own act, ota par- fortnight; nor did he think that, when liament.-Lord Archibald Hamilton the people were deprived of the prowas decidedly of opinion, that the tecting care of bis Majesty, it was fit House, in such a crisis, should adjourn to tell the people that they should only from day to day, and should also, for a fortnight, be without the therefore vote against the motion. assistance and care of their repreMr. Fuller saw no disadvantage in ad- sentatives.-- Mr. Bathurst saw no adjourning, as the enemy could not put vantage in the House being adjourned a ship to sea, and the French were re- from day to day. But Mr. Elliot con. treating, he hoped, from Lord Wel- ceived ihe immediate assembling of lington.-Mr. Ponsonby stated, that he the House indispensible in the preshould not have objected to the ad- sent awful crisis, which onght not to journment inadc on the first day, had separate without a real knowledge of he been present at the meeting. The the fact, nor satisfy itself with the conduct of the mover had, he said, imperfect evidence on which the moplaced himn in a painful and delicate tion was grounded.-Mr. Wilberforce situation. He did not approve of objected to the meeting from day to laking a man's word upon such an oc- day, and saw no barm in the adjourncasion, yet, as the certificates of the ment; trusting, however, that they physicians gave hopes of recovery, he would be better prepareil, at the end could not oppose the motion.--Mr. of a fortnight, to consider the evidence Canning conceived this to be a ques. which might then be laid before them.' tion in which there might be differ. On the division, thcre appeared for ence of sentiment without impeach- the motiont 9.13 ; and against i1, 58.ment of motives. They could not Sir Francis Burdett was, according to proceed to any act except that of ad- the custom of the House, celler for the journing, without entering into any minority: and the noble spirit of the enquiry, which, for the present, might worthy Baronet, on his first meeting rather be dispensed with. He thought the House after their conduct towards it no dereliction of duey in the House him, will be highly pleasing to every to pause for a short time to see whe- lover of his king and country.






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Abrantes; but I conclude that the GAZETTE INTELLIGENCE.

rains which have fallen within these GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, NOV. 20.

few days will have swelled that river,

and that these troops will have retired Downin,g-street, Nov. 19, 1810. again. They are still reported to be The following dispatch, from Lieut. at work upon materials for a bridge

Gen. Viscount Wellington, was re- both at Santarem and Barquinha: but ceived at the Earl of Liverpool's I have detached Major-General Fane office:

with a body of cavalry and infantry to Pero Negro, Nov. 3, 1810. the left of the Tagus, from whom I My Lord, I have not observed hope to receive accurate accounts of any alteration in the enemy's position what is passing opposite to him on this or numbers since I addressed you on side; and he will endeavour to destroy the 27th ult. They have a consider- these materials, if it should be pracable body of troops principally ca- ticable. It is reported by all the devalry, on the Tagus, between Pun- serters that the enemy's troops con hete and Santarem ; and I have reason tinue to suffer great distress from the io believe that Loison's division of in- want of provisions. It is impossible fantry had not marched in that direc- to form an estimate of the quantity of tion, as I reported to your lordship provisions which they found in the they had in my last dispatch; some villages on the ground which they alof the corps composing that division cupy; but it is certain that ther can have certainly remained in the camps draw none from any other part of the in front of this army. The enemy country, the whole being in the poshave pushed some troops across the session of our troops. The garrison Zezere above Punhete, principally of Peniche, and the garrison of Obidos, cavalry, apparently to reconnoitre the which place Captain Feowick, of the

Portuguese service, has lately occu- which Marshal Massena had reported pied, under the direction of Brigadier- to the emperor as having voluntarily General Blunt, and the British ca. entered the French service) had driven valry, continue to carry on a destruc- in the out-posts of the present gartive warfare in the rear of the enemy's rison at Almedia. right, while the high road from Coimbra by Leyria' is in the possession of Colonel Wilson's detachment. I

GALLANT ACTIONS. enclose a letter from Marshal Beres

LONDON GAZETTE, NOV. 20. [ford, on the effects of the operations

of Brigadier-General Blunt and Cap. Transmitted by Sir R. Curtis, Bart. tain Fenwick. I have received no

Diana, off La Hogue, Nov. 10. letter from General Silveira of a later SIR-I have the honour to inform date than the 19th of October. He you, that though the wind was strong bad not at that time heard of the from N. E. and N. E. by N. on Monmarch of any of the enemy's troops in day evening the 12th inst. with a very Castile. He occupied with his de. heavy sea, I thought it probable that tachment the roads from Almeida to the enemy's frigates might endeavour Trancoso, Celerico, and Guarda. He to push out, I therefore placed the had beard that General Bonnet had ships in the best position I could supevacuated the Asturias; and, it is pose, and at half past twelve on Tuessupposed, had moved into Biscay. 1 day inorning we found ourselves in have letters from Estremadura and shore of them; the wind having Castromarin of as late a date as the backed to N. by E. threw them con27th of October, stating that Mortier's siderably to windward of us, but precorps was still at Seville, in a very in- vented their getting round Barfleur; efficient state, and having many sick. we were so near as to fire two broad? My last accounts from Cadiz are of sides at them before they got under the 22d ult.

the batteries of Marcou. At that (Signed) WELLINGTON. time Capt. Loring, in the Niobe, had

pushed in shore, in hopes of cutting off the sternmost ship, which he had

nearly effected, but the wind blowing Downing-street, November 24.

fresh from the N. and E. with a heavy

sea, and the flood tide about to make, A dispatch, of which the following is we could not prevent their getting

an extract, was last night received through the narrow passage on the at Lord Liverpool's office, addressed west end of Marcou. On Tuesday to his lordship by Lieut.-General forepoon they weighed, and remained Viscount Wellington, dated Pero under sail, close under the batteries of Negro, Nov. 10, 1810.

Marcou for several hours, and in the Nothing of any importance has oc- evening got into La Hogue Roads, we curred since I addressed you on the having been driven to the N. of BarSd instant. The enemy reconnoitred fleur by the ebb tide, the wind Abrantes on the 5th inst. and under easterly. On the Wednesday morncover of that operation, moved a small ing I sent Captain Loring in the body of cavalry and infantry through Niobe to give Capt. Malcolm, in the Beira Basa towards Villa Velha, evi. Donegal, information of the situation dently with an intention of obtaining of the enemy's ships, and made all possession of the bridge on the Tagus sail in this ship to the anchorage off at that place. They found it, how. La Hogue, and, on my approaching ever, destroyed, and this detachment it, had the satisfaction to see one of returned to Sobriera Formosa. I have the enemy's frigates run on shore. I a letter from Gen. Silviera, of the 3d anchored at one P. M. and continued inst. from Francoso. He had his de- so until morning, wben ! perceived tachment on the Coa, and one of them that the other of the enemy's frigates (consisting of a battalion of the 24th seemed to be in a position where she regiment, which had been in garrison might be attacked, I weighed on the at Almeida during the siege, and first of the flood and inade sail for her,


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