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burning vessel was lengthened, served only as a means of shewing how vain all resistance is when British seamen and marines are led by their Officers in the way they were upon this occasion. Lieutenant Quin did not leave the brig until she was in a complete blaze in all parts, which ended in her partially blowing up, burning to the waters edge, and at last sinking in such a depth that not a particle of her is to be seen, her masts having fallen in the flames.
No language that I am master of can convey to you, Sir, an adequate idea of the intrepidity of the attack, which could only be equalled by the cool courage displayed during the time necessary to distribute the fire in all parts of a vessel under such circumstances. -
The Officers' names engaged in this service are subjoined, for as all did their duty so nobly on this occasion, and have on all former ones given me such perfect satisfaction, I cannot in justice particularize. They unite in speaking in the highest terms of the silence and good conduct of the men, who did not allow a whisper to be heard until the enemy's first round of grape, which they answered with three cheers.
I have great pleasure in adding, that notwithstanding so very different a return might have been expected, I have only to report to you a few men hurt by severe contusions, and none killed, chiefly to be attributed to the masterly manner the business was conducted in; the whole of the credit of which is due to Lieutenant Quin, to whom I confided the entire arrangement, and I hope you will honour him with your recommendation.
I have the honour to be, &c. (Signed) R. C. SPENCER, Captain. Sir Harry Neale, Bart. G. C. B. Vice-Admiral, &c. &c. &c.
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List of Officers and Midshipmen employed in thes Boats.
Lieutenant Michael Quin.
Foreign-Office, August 17, 1824.
- THE Right Honourable George Canning, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, has this day notified, by the command of His Majesty, to the Ministers of Foreign Powers resident at this Court, that, in consequence of the satisfactory issue of the negotiations between the Com
mander of His Majesty's Naval Forces off Algiers,
and the Government of that Regency, the blockade. of that port has been discontinued. .
At the Court at Carlton-House, the 14th of - August 1824,
PRESENT, The KING's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
WHEREAS by an, Act, passed in the fourth year of His present Majesty's reign, intituled “An Act to authorise His Majesty, under certain. “ circumstances, to regulate the duties and draw“backs on goods imported or exported in foreign “ vessels, and to exempt certain foreign vessels “ from pilotage,” His Majesty is authorised, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, or by His Majesty's Order or Orders in Council, to be published from time to time in the London Gazette, to authorise the importation into or exportation from the United Kingdom, or from any other of His Majesty's dominions, of any goods, wares, or merchandise which may be legally imported or exported in foreign vessels, upon payment of such . and the like duties only, and with the like drawbacks, bounties, and allowances as are charged or granted upon similar goods, wares, or merchandise when imported or exported in British vessels ; provided always, that before any such Order or Orders . shall be issued, satisfactory proof shall have been laid before His Majesty and His Privy Council, , that goods, wares, and merchandise imported into or exported from the foreign country in whose favour such remission of duties, or such drawbacks, bounties, or allowances shall be granted, are charged with the same duties, and are allowed the same drawbacks, bounties, or allowances when imported. into or exported from such foreign country in British vessels, as are levied or allowed on similar goods, wares,
wares, and merchandise when imported or exported in vessels of such country: And whereas by an Act, passed in the last session of Parliament, intituled “An Act to indemnify all persons con“ cerned in advising, issuing, or acting under a certain Order in Council, for regulating the tonnage duties on certain foreign vessels; and ** to amend an Act of the last session of Parlia“ ment, for authorising His Majesty, under certain circumstances, to regulate the duties and drawbacks on goods imported or exported in any foreign vessels,” His Majesty is authorised (in certain cases), by and with the advice of His Privy Council, or by His Majesty's Order or Orders in Council, to be published from time to time in the London Gazette, to permit and authorise the entry into any port or ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or of any other of His Majesty's dominions, of any foreign vessels, upon payment of such and the like duties of tonnage only as are or may be charged or granted upon or in respect of British vessels : And whereas satisfactory proof has been laid before His Majesty and His Privy Council, that goods, wares, and merchandise imported into or exported from the territories of the Free Hansiatic Republic of Bremen, are charged with the same duties, and are allowed the same drawbacks, bounties, or allowances, when imported or exported in British vessels, as are levied or allowed on similar goods, wares, and me: chandise when imported or exported from Biemen in Bremen vessels; and that British vessels are charged with no other or higher tonnage duties on their entrance into the territories of Bremen, than are levied on Bremen vessels; His Majesty, by virtue of the powers vested in him by the Acts above recited, and by and with the advice of His Privy Council, is pleased to * * all
and it is hereby ordered, that, from and after the tenth day of July last, Bremen vessels entering the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in ballast or laden, or departing from the ports of the said United Kingdom, together with the cargoes on board the same, such cargoes consisting of articles which may be legally imported or exported, shall not be subject to any other or higher duties or charges whatever, than are or shall be levied on British vessels entering or departing from such ports, or on similar articles when imported into or exported from such ports in British vessels; and also that such articles, when exported from the said ports in Bremen vessels, shall be entitled to the same bounties, drawbacks, and allowances that are granted on similar articles. when exported in British vessels:
And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
C. C. Greville.
At the Court at Carlton-House, the 14th of August 1824,
PRESENT, The KING's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
WHEREAS by an Act, passed in the fourth year of His present Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act to authorise His Majesty, “ under certain circumstances, to regulate the “ duties and drawbacks on goods imported or ‘‘ exported in foreign vessels, and to exempt cer“ tain