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each other in zeal and intrepidity, in attacking and defeating this band of ruffians, as well as of performing the harassing duty of guarding the portion of the frontier left to their charge. To Captain Broderick, and the detachments of the royal artillery and 34th regiment, from Amherstburgh, much praise is due for their alacrity and zeal. Of Captains Bell, Sparke, Leslie, Thebo, Elliott, and the militia under their command, as well as of many gentlemen of Sandwich, who assisted in the attack and defeat of the invading force, Colonel Prince makes honourable mention ; and to those officers, as well as to the other officers and men engaged, his Excellency returns his sincere thanks. These facts, in addition to the complete overthrow of the invading force at Prescott, cannot fail to undeqeive the criminal accomplices who remained behind their piratical associates, on the American shore, of the utter hopelessness of their attempts either to intimidate or corrupt the faithful and loyal people of Upper Canada, and if we have to appeal in vain to their feelings, and to the laws of both nations, which they so unjustly violate, in making unprovoked war upon this province, common prudence it may be hoped, will prevent their exposing themselves to the defeat and ignominious punishment which have hitherto attended their atrocious and infatuated attempts to invade Upper Canada. It is pleasing to his Excellency the LieutenantGovernor and Major-General Commanding to announce, that the loss of Her Majesty's subjects, with the exception of the victims of the murders before stated, has been very small, only two men being killed, and two slightly wounded, in the pursuit of the enemy. By command, C. FOSTER, Colonel, Assist. Adj. Gen.
Amherstburg, W. F., 12 o'clock at night, SIR, December 4, 1838.
I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, for the information of his Excellency the Major-General Commanding, that a party of brigands, amounting to three hundred and fifty men, as has been stated to me by the prisoners taken, and now lodged in the Sandwich Gaol, landed this morning by day-light a little above Windsor-ferry, about nineteen miles above this post, and about three from Sandwich. They immediately set fire to a hired house used as a Militia Barrack, a short distance out of the village, which was burnt to the ground. They also set fire to and burnt the steamer Thames, which, in consequence of having within the last few days burst her boiler, was laying at a small wharf close to the above house, without any one in her, preparatory to being repaired. Captain Sparke, of Incorporate Volunteer Company, and some militia under Colonel Prince, immediately turned out from Sandwich and proceeded against these ruffians, and, after a few exchanges of shot, dispersed them; the brigands crossing the fields and taking to the woods, where Colonel Prince did not consider it prudent to allow his men to follow them. On the first intimation of the landing, which was effected by the United States steamer Champlain, Colonel Prince informed me of it; I immediately sent up Captain Broderick, 34th Regiment, and one hundred men (in waggons), who had been ready all might to move at a moment's notice, and one nine pounder brass field gun, with a detachment of artillery. This party arrived at eleven A. M. and immediately ately proceeded in pursuit, but the brigands had so dispersed towards the woods that nothing could be seen of them, except in one boat crossing the river, which was fired upon by the gun, and one man killed and one wounded. The pursuit by parties of militia in the woods is still going on, but up to three hours ago, only nine prisoners had been taken, and are now lodged in Sandwich gael. It is with great regret that I have to report that Staff Assistant-Surgeon Hume was killed by these ruffians early in the morning. He went close up to them, seeing them drawn up in line three deep, with white cross belts on, imagining them to be provincial militia, when he was shot dead. His corpse was afterwards mangled and both his arms broken. The Erie, United States Steamer, with a detachment of United States troops on board, was very active in trying to cut off the brigands and take prisoners, and fired several shots at them. I rode up to Sandwich this evening and collected these details, but have not yet received the official report of the proceedings from Colonel Prince; but the number killed on the part of the brigands amounts, by Colonel Prince's verbal statement, to twenty-five-wounded unknown; but I saw three wounded amongst the prisoners, and it is stated several were carried off by their own party. On the part of the militia, there were two men burnt in the barracks, and one shot. During the time I was at Sandwich, General Brady sent over two Gentlemen, Judge Ingersoll and Mr. Elliot Grey, from Detroit, to state that it was the positive intention of the patriots to make an attack in force upon Amherstburg this night. I have consequently withdrawn Captain Broderick's party from Sandwich, especially as I do not suppose they will renew the attack there so soon. I have the honour to transmit copies of o etletters found in the pockets of one of the killed, which pretty clearly illustrate the feelings and projects of these villains. I have the honour to be, &c. (Signed) RICHARD AIREY, Lieut.-Col. 34th Regiment, Commanding W. F.
The Assistant Adjutant-General,
LONDON GAZETTE of JANUARY 29, 1839.
From the DUBLIN GAZETTE of Friday,
Crown and Hanaper-Office,
IN pursuance of an Act, passed in the fortieth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled “An Act to regulate the mode by which the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, on the part of Ireland, shall be summoned and returned to the said Parliament,” I do hereby give notice, that the Right Honourable John Viscount De Vesci has been chosen to be the Peer to sit and vote, on the part of Ireland, in the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, in the room of John Baron Farnham, deceased.
Whitehall, January 25, 1839.
The Queen has been pleased to appoint George Cornewall Lewis, Esq. one of the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales, in the room of the Right Honourable Thomas Frankland Lewis, resigned.
PWhitehall, January 29, 1839.
The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, granting unto Joseph Hawker, Esq. Norroy King of Arms, the office of Clarenceux King of Arms, and Principal Herald of the south, east, and west o of England, the same having become vacant y the decease of Edmund Lodge, Esq. late Clarenceux.
Whitehall, January 29, 1839.
The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, granting unto Francis Martin, Esq. Windsor Herald, the office of Norroy King of Arms, and Principal Herald of the north parts of England, vacant by the promotion of Joseph Hawker, Esq. to the office of Clarenceux King of Arms.