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the gallery was subsequently blown a few feet of him, were killed on up, it being discovered that the the spot. The troops immediately enemy were keeping watch in it: mounted to the assault, with the On the 14th, another mine under greatest order and steadiness, and, one of the bastions was exploded notwithstanding a determined optoo precipitately, and failed of its position, carried the breaches. The effect. Two more mines were left breach was the more difficult immediately driven into the same of the two; and at one moment, work, which were sprung on the where the ascent was steepest, the 16th so successfully, that with the 59th regiment, which led the ato aid of a day's battering they effect- tack, halted for an instant; but at ed an excellent breach, which was a cheer from their comrades behind, reported to be practicable. On they pressed on, and quickly surthe 17th, the mine under the mounted it, the grenadiers moving north-east angle was completed, up it slowly and resolutely without and the following day was fixed yet drawing a trigger in return for the storm.

for the vollies of round shot, grape, Early in the morning of the and musketry, which were poured 18th, the troops destined for the upon them. Some of the foremost assault established themselves in of the enemy defended the breach the advanced trenches unperceived for a few minutes with great rer by the enemy. The left breach solution, but,' as the explosion of was to be mounted by the brigade the mine had blown up three of general Nicolls, headed by the hundred of their companions, they 59th regiment ; that on the right were soon compelled to give way, by general Reynell's brigade, head- and were pursued along the ramed by the 14th regiment; the parts. Whenever they came to a explosion of the mine under the gun which they could move, they north-east angle was to be the turned it upon

their signal for the attack. At eight they were immediately killed by o'clock, the mine was exploded with the grenadiers, and the gun upset. terrific effect; the whole of the In two hours the whole rampart salient angle, and part of the stone surrounding the town, although cavalier in the rear, were lifted bravely defended at every gateinto the air, which for some time way and bastion, along with the was in total darkness ; but from command of the gates of the citadel

, the mine having exploded in an were in possession of the besiegers, unexpected direction, or from the and early in the afternoon, the troops having been stationed, in citadel itself surrendered. Brigaconsequence of miscalculation, too dier general Sleigh, commanding near it, the ejected stones and the cavalry, having been intrusted masses of earth killed, in their fall, with preventing the escape of the several men of the regiment at the enemy's troops, after the assault, head of the column of attack, and made' such a disposition of his severely wounded three officers; forces, that he succeeded in sethey fell so thick about lord Comé curing Doorjun Sal, who, with his bermere himself, that brigadier wife, two sons, and a hundred and general M-Combe, who was stand- sixty chosen horse, attempted to ing next to him, was knocked down, force a passage through the 8th and two sepoys, who were within light cavalry,

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The loss of the enemy could not between his own country and the be computed at less than four thou- sea, by suecessively attacking, and sand killed; and, owing to the dis- overpowering, the native princes in position of the cavalry, hardly a the British interest, and surprising man, bearing arms, escaped. Thus, British Accia. It was not possible as by the surrender of the town, for him, however, to make the ne all the stores, arms, and ammuni« cessary preparations, without the tion fell into the possession of the knowledge of the neighbouring vietor, the whole military power of chiefs, whose fears at length led the Bhurtpoor state might be con- them to supplicate assistance from sidered as annihilated. The forti- colonel Purdon, commanding at fications were demolished, the prin Cape Coast. They promised, if cipal bastions, and parts of several he would give them muskets and curtains were blown up on the 6th powder, to purchase an equal February, and it was left to the quantity from the merchants, raise rains to complete the ruin. The twelve thousand men, and put Futty Bourg, or “ Bastion of Vice themselves under his command; and tory," built, as the Bhurtporeans they engaged, in the most solemn vaunted, with the bones and blood manner, not to run away, as they of British soldiers who fell in the had done on the occasion of sir assault under lord Lake, was now Charles M-Carthy's unfortunate laid low, and among its destroyers defeat. Colonel Purdon, taking were some of those very men who, what assurances he could get, ac twenty years before, “had been cepted their offer, gave them what permitted,” in the boasting language assistance he could, and divided their of the natives, “ to fly from its force into five brigades, with two eternal walls.". All the other for- strong corps of observation, to protresses within the Rajah's domi- tect each flank. He then assembled nions immediately surrendered ;- such of the settlers, merchants, and the inhabitants returned to their civilians as he could, and formed abodes, and the prince was re-in- them into one corps as a reserve, stated in his authority. Lord Com- The only British troops he had bermere broke uphiscamp, toreturn were eighty men of the Royal to Calcutta, on the 20th Feb African corps, with four field ruary, and arrived there early in pieces, of six and three-pounders. April.

The united force amounted to less

than twelve thousand men. The IN AFRICA, during this year, our natives were composed of the folsettlements on the coast of Guinea lowing kings, nations, and tribes: were again threatened by the rest- Accatoo, king of Aquimbo; Adlessness of the Ashantees. Since the ononaqua, king of Aquapim : Donunfortunate battle with sir Charles gua, queen of Aikim; Cudjoe, king M'Carthy, which emboldened of Assin ; the king of Tuful, and them, by the death of the British many other caboceers, and captains commander, rather than discou+ of tribes. They brought into the raged them by the ultimate failure field about ten thousand men; to of the enterprise, the king of that whom, and the eighty men of the nation had silently been collecting regular troops, were added fivesupplies, and forming an army to hundred militia, British, Dutch, effect his favourite object of making and Danish, belonging to Accra himself master of all the territory and Cape Coast Castle. The

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the gallery was subsequently blown a few feet of him, were killed on up, it being discovered that the the spot. The troops immediately enemy were keeping watch in it. mounted to the assault, with the On the 14th, another mine under greatest order and steadiness, and, one of the bastions was exploded notwithstanding a determined optoo precipitately, and failed of its position, carried the breaches. The effect. Two more mines were left breach was the more difficult immediately driven into the same of the two; and at one moment, work, which were sprung on the where the ascent was steepest, the 16th so successfully, that with the 59th regiment, which led the ataid of a day's battering they effect- tack, halted for an instant; but at ed an excellent breach, which was a cheer from their comrades behind, reported to be practicable. On they pressed on, and quickly surthe 17th, the mine under the mounted it, the grenadiers moving north-east angle was completed, up it slowly and resolutely without and the following day was fixed yet drawing a trigger in return for the storm.

for the vollies of round shot, grape, Early in the morning of the and musketry, which were poured 18th, the troops destined for the upon them. Some of the foremost ässault established themselves in of the enemy defended the breach the advanced trenches unperceived for a few minutes with great reby the enemy. The left breach solution, but, as the explosion of was to be mounted by the brigade the mine had blown up threeof general Nicolls, headed by the hundred of their companions, they 59th regiment; that on the right were soon compelled to give way, by general Reynell's brigade, head- and were pursued along the ramed by the 14th regiment; the parts. Whenever they came to a explosion of the mine under the gun which they could move, they north-east angle was to be the turned it upon their pursuers, but signal for the attack. At eight they were immediately killed by o'clock, the mine was exploded with the grenadiers, and the gun upset. terrific effect; the whole of the In two hours the whole rampart salient angle, and part of the stone surrounding the town, although cavalier in the rear, were lifted bravely defended at every gateinto the air, which for some time way and bastion, along with the was in total darkness ; but from command of the gates of the citadel, the mine having exploded in an were in possession of the besiegers, unexpected direction, or from the and early in the afternoon, the troops having been stationed, in citadel itself surrendered. Brigaconsequence of miscalculation, too dier general Sleigh, commanding near it, the ejected stones and the cavalry, having been intrusted masses of earth killed, in their fall, with preventing the escape of the several men of the regiment at the enemy's troops, after the assault, head of the column of attack, and made such a disposition of his severely wounded three officers; forces, that he succeeded in sethey fell so thick about lord Com- curing Doorjun Sal, who, with his bermere himself, that brigadier wife, two sons, and a hundred and general M‘Combe, who was standa sixty chosen horse, attempted to ing next to him, was knocked down, force a passage through the 8th and two sepoys, who were within light cavalry,

The loss of the enemy could not between his own country and the be computed at less than four thou- sea, by successively attacking, and sand killed ; and, owing to the disa overpowering, the native princes in position of the cavalry, hardly a the British interest, and surprising man, bearing arms, escaped. Thus, British Accra. It was not possible as by the surrender of the town, for him, however, to make the ne all the stores, arms, and ammuni- cessary preparations, without the tion fell into the possession of the knowledge of the neighbouring vietor, the whole military power of chiefs, whose fears at length led the Bhurtpoor state might be con- them to supplicate assistance from sidered as annihilated. The forti colonel Purdon, commanding at fications were demolished, the prin- Cape Coast. They promised, if cipal bastions, and parts of several he would give them muskets and curtains were blown up on the 6th powder, to purchase an equal February, and it was left to the quantity from the merchants, raise rains to complete the ruin. The twelve thousand men, and put Futty Bourg, or “ Bastion of Vic themselves under his command; and tory," built, as the Bhurtporéans they engaged, in the most solemn vaunted, with the bones and blood manner, not to run away, as they of British soldiers who fell in the had done on the occasion of sir assault under lord Lake, was now Charles M'Carthy's unfortunate laid low ; and among its destroyers defeat. Colonel Purdon, taking were some of those very men who, what assurances he could get, actwenty years before, “had been cepted their offer, gave them what permitted,” in the boasting language assistance he could, and divided their of the natives, “ to fly from its force into five brigades, with two eternal walls." All the other for- strong corps of observation, to protresses within the Rajah's domi- tect each flank. He then assembled nions immediately surrendered ;- such of the settlers, merchants, and the inhabitants returned to their civilians as he could, and formed abodes, and the prince was re-in- them into one corps as a reserve. stated in his authority. Lord Com- The only British troops he had bermere broke uphiscamp, to return were eighty men of the Royal to Caleutta, on the 20th Feb African corps, with four field ruary, and arrived there early in pieces, of six and three-pounders. April

The united force amounted to less

than twelve thousand men. The IN AFRICA, during this year, our natives were composed of the folsettlements on the coast of Guinea lowing kings, nations, and tribes : were again threatened by the rest. Accatoo, king of Aquimbo ; Adlessness of the Ashantees. Since the ononaqua, king of Aquapim : Donunfortunate battle with sir Charles gua, queen of Aikim; Cudjoe, king M'Carthy, which emboldened of Assin ; the king of Tuful, and them, by the death of the British many other caboceers, and captains commander, rather than discou- of tribes. They brought into the raged them by the ultimate failure field about ten thousand men ; to of the enterprise, the king of that whom, and the eighty men of the nation had silently been collecting regular troops, were added fivesupplies, and forming an army to hundred militia, British, Dutch, effect his favourite object of making and Danish, belonging to Accra himself master of all the territory and Cape Coast Castle. The

the gallery was subsequently blown a few feet of him, were killed on up, it being discovered that the the spot. The troops immediately enemy were keeping watch in it. mounted to the assault, with the On the 14th, another mine under greatest order and steadiness, and, one of the bastions was exploded notwithstanding a determined optoo precipitately, and failed of its position, carried the breaches. The effect. Two more mines were left breach was the more difficult immediately driven into the same of the two; and at one moment, work, which were sprung on the where the ascent was steepest, the 16th so successfully, that with the 59th regiment, which led the ataid of a day's battering they effect- tack, halted for an instant; but at ed an excellent breach, which was a cheer from their comrades behind, reported to be practicable. On they pressed on, and quickly surthe 17th, the mine under the mounted it, the grenadiers moving north-east angle was completed, up it slowly and resolutely without and the following day was fixed yet drawing a trigger in return for the storm.

for the vollies of round shot, grape, Early in the morning of the and musketry, which were poured 18th, the troops destined for the upon them. Some of the foremost assault established themselves in of the enemy defended the breach the advanced trenches unperceived for a few minutes with great reby the enemy. The left breach solution, but, 'as the explosion of was to be mounted by the brigade the mine had blown up threeof general Nicolls, headed by the hundred of their companions, they 59th regiment; that on the right were soon compelled to give way, by general Reynell's brigade, head and were pursued along the ramed by the 14th regiment; the parts. Whenever they came to a explosion of the mine under the gun which they could move, they north-east angle was to be the turned it upon

their
pursuers,

but signal for the attack. At eight they were immediately killed by o'clock, the mine was exploded with the grenadiers, and the gun upset. terrific effect; the whole of the In two hours the whole rampart salient angle, and part of the stone surrounding the town, although cavalier in the rear, were lifted bravely defended at every gateinto the air, which for some time way and bastion, along with the was in total darkness ; but from command of the gates of the citadel, the mine having exploded in an were in possession of the besiegers, unexpected direction, or from the and early in the afternoon, the troops having been stationed, in citadel itself surrendered. Brigaconsequence of miscalculation, too dier general Sleigh, commanding near it, the ejected stones and the cavalry, having been intrusted masses of earth killed, in their fall, with preventing the escape of the several men of the regiment at the enemy's troops, after the assault, head of the column of attack, and made such a disposition of his severely wounded three officers; forces, that he succeeded in sethey fell so thick about lord Com- curing Doorjun Sal, who, with his bermere himself, that brigadier wife, two sons, and a hundred and general M'Combe, who was stand-sixty chosen horse, attempted to ing next to him, was knocked down, force a passage through the 8th and two sepoys, who were within light cavalry,

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