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5 «C, The following appeared in on <ee\>)id Edition of Saturday last. EGYPT. ⦠OFFICIAL DISPATCH. FITOM ADMIRAL SiR BEACCHAMP SEYMOUR TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ADMIRALTY. The London Gazette contains a copy of the Allowing dispatch from Admiral Sir Beau- hamp Seymour, Commander-in-Chief of ;er Majesty's ships on the Mediterranean J tat ion :â Invincible, at Alexandria, July 14, 1882. Sir,âI have the honour to request that fou will acquaint the Lords Commissioners of ;he Admiralty that, in consequence of the arduous nature of my duties since the 11th inst., I regret I am unable to send a detailed account at present of the attack on the forts of Alexandria. Having failed to obtain compliance with the demands which I was directed to make on the defacto rulers of Egypt, I attacked the batteries on the northern face of Alexandria and the south- western works simultaneously on the morning of the 11th inst., and succeeded in silencing the forts at 5.30 pan., when I made signal to cease firing.' On the morning of the 12th I ordered the Temeraire and Inflexible to engage Fort Pharos, and after two or three shots had been fired a flag of truce was hoisted on Fort Ras-el-Tin, and I then sent my Hag- Lieutenant Hon. Hedworth Lambton in to discover the reason, and from his report there is no doubt it was simply a ruse to obtain time, and as negotiations failed, my demand being to surrender the batteries commanding the Boghaz Channel, one shot was fired into the Meka Battery earthwork, when the flag of truce was again hoisted. I then sent Lieut, and Commander Morrison into the harbour in the Helicon, and on his going on board the Khedive's yacht Maharoussa, he found she had been deserted, and he reported on his re-. turn, after dark, his belief that the town had been evacuated. Yesterday morning I steamed into the harbour in the Invincible, with the Penelope JDd Monarch following, and landed a party to take possession of Ras-el-Tin. I regret to say that the city of Alexan- dria has suffered greatly by fire and pillage. At a quarter to five o'clock his Highness the Khedive arrived, and proceeded to the Palace, where I placed a guard of seven hundred marines for his protection, and to occupy the Peninsula. In the evening a party of blue-jackets landed with a Gatling gun, and cleared some streets of the Arabs who were setting fire to and pillaging the town. "I have to express my great admiration of the manner in which the officers and men of the squadron carried out their various duties, reflecting the greatest credit on all concerned, and I would make especial mention of Captain Walter Hart Grubbe, C.B.,of the Sultan, and senior officer in command of the Northern Division. The Egyptians fought with determined bravery, replying to the hot fire poured into their forts from our heavy guns until they must have been quite decimated. A detailed account of my proceedings, with copies of correspondence, will be for- warded as soon as possible.âI have, &c., F. BEAU CHAMP SEYMOUR, Admiral and Commander-in-Chief. To the Secretary of the Admiralty."

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