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CHRONOLOGICAL SKFTCft Of the most remarkable events ojthe year 1309. JAI u lk It Y. 5. Treaty of Peace and Amity concluded at Constantlllople het ween ht Kiug ot Great Bri- tain and the Sul)li»ie Pori«. 12. The French colony of Cayenne capitulated to the British and Portuguese forces. 13. Sir John Moore arrived with his army at Corunna, having lost part of his baggage iu re- treating from the interior of Spain. 14. A formal treaty of peace, friendship, and alliance, between the British and Spanish nation, this day signed in Lenten 16. Battle of Corunn'i fought, wherein Sir J. Moore was killed, and Sir David Baird wounded. IT. The British army, under the command of Sir John Hope, embarked at Corunna for Eng- land, 19. The town of Corunna entered by the French. The British Parliament assembled in pur- suance of his Majesty's Proclamation. 21. Part of St. Jauie-s's Palace destroyed by fire. 23. The French frigate Topaze, of 44 gun laden with troops aud iii-ovigiohi lor the relief o of Cayenne, captured by his Majesty's cruizers. 21 The House of Coumior.s resolved to inves- (irate the conduct of tiis Rojal Highness the' Duke of York, as Commander in Chief. —. Ferrol taken possession of by the French. FEBRUARY. j it The Spanish Junta at SeviIlepublitiheda Decree, directing the Spanish troops to !Ive rõ cjuarter 10 «uch of !i»e French tro«ps as ha couiuiitted certainvexcesses in that country. 13. Don Pedro Ge«allo«, Ambassador tsxtra-' r iujary I'ro.n thn Supreme Junta of Spain, ar- '■ ved in England. 19. Junon Froch frigate, of 4.1 un" capture, ',y his f.¡jesty's ship Horatio, Cap!. Scotl. 21. The town of Saragossa taken by th French, a\"er it ioojf airel obstinate e.sis(ante. e I s I ii (I () r cal.-tiii-cti by h- Majesty's sea and ]f,ml forces. Drury-ianc I heat re totally destroyed ;1 fire. MARCH. 7. General Beresford appointed by the Prinet '?ercnt, Comuiaiuler ir. Chief of ihe PortHgne* armies. (lie re's ted and deprived the I'uacJimw of Govern nent. j His Rcyal li igl-ness the Duke of York resigne. he office of Commander in Chief, and Sir Davi. Mjmlas was appointed to succeed liiin. 25. The Portuguese 'ake Chaves from tlv Freiieh, with 870 prisoner*, besides a grea: ^lau'ity of arms antI anw\\¡¡¡Îtiou. Vigo retaken by the Spaniards, aided h the Lively and Venus frijra'es, and 1^00 Fnench • prisoners, who were in (he town, sent to EuS- land. 27,. A violent eruption of Mount Etiia. 20. Oporto taken by the French. APRIL. 6.The Archduke Charles, at Vienna, plilil,i.heel a Declaration of War against France, II. Four French ships of the line destroyed in Basque Roads by the boats of the British' fleet, under the command of Lord Cochrane. 13. Bonaparte set out from Paris to dined the movements of the French army in Gernfeany. 14. The Hatitpoult French ship of war captured in attempting to escape from the Saints, where it and several more French ships had beeu block- aded by Sir Alexander Cochrane. Died, Geilby Porfius, Lord Bishop of London. H. The Island of Saints, in the West Indies, I '•aptured by the British forces under Major G Maifland. 19. Mr. Erskine and Mr. Smith having adjust- ell the difference between Great Britain and Amerita, tbe President of the United States issued a Proclamation, authorising the Citizens to trade with this country. 22. Sir Artliui Wellesley arrived at Lisbon and assumed thccoinmand of the British forces iii Portugal. 1 29. His Majesty appointed the Right Hon. the Marquis Wellesley to he Amhassador Extra- ordinary to the Supreme Junta of Spain. MAY. 5. The Duke of Suderuiania created King of: Sweden. 10. His Excellency Count Stahremberg, Am-; bassador Extraordinary from the Conrt of Vicnna to the British Court, arrived in England. 12. Sir Arthur Wellesley, after beating the forces under Marshal Soult, delivers Oporto,, where he found a large quantity of French ord- nance. The French taken jwssession of Vienna. 15. Bonaparte addressed a Proclamation to the Hungarians, inviting them to elect a King of their own, and renounce their allegiance to tli2 House of Austria. 17. Bonaparte, by a Decree of this date, united the Papal States to the French Empire. 18. The Port of Trieste taken possession of hy a division -of French troops. 21. The Fortress of Laybach, after a hombard- ment, surrendered to the French forces with 4,000 men. tEt and 22. Affer two days hard fighting between the French and Austrians at the village of Astern, the hridges <0.0 the Danube were destroyed, and the French retreated. 22. Prince Gallitzin, Commander in Chief of the Russian armies, enters Gallicia, and declares war against Austria." 24. AT r. Secretary Canning stated in the House of Commons, that the arrangements made by Mr. Erskinc with the American Government were contrary to his instructions. 3E in consequence of a Message from the Kin/j, the House pass a Vote of Credit of 3,000,0001. for the contingealcics of Austria, Spain, and Portugal. Stralsund assaulted and taken by the Dutch troops, and Colonel Schilt and one third of h's brave followers killed, after he h;:d raised con- tributions upon the territories of Jerome Bona. parte. JUNE. T. Marshal Ney defeated by a division of the Spanish army in Gallicia, 'under General Carrera and the Count de Norona, In consequence of which Ferrol and Corunna were evacuated by the French. 14. The Austrian army, under the command of the Arch-duke John, defeated at Raab by a division of the Freuch army, under the Viceroy of Italy. J5. Defeat of the Spanish army under Gen. Blake, at Saragossa. 17. The French compleat their bridges across the Danube. 18. Defeat of General Blake, at Belchite. 19. The Non-Intercourse Law, with respect to England as well as Frauce, re-enacted by Con- gress. 21. Parliament prorogued by a speech from the Throne. 24. Capitulation of Raab. *5. Capture of the islawl of hellia, bl Sir J. 8tuar. 27, Riots itt Liverpotil, occasioineil by a party of the 19th Light Dragoons having quarrelled with a press-gang in that town. 28. The British army in Portugal, under Sir Arthur Wellesley, set out by divisions on their march for Spain. 29. Coronation of the new King of Sweden. JULY. 3. Trial, before Lord Ellenborough, of the cause, Wright v. G. L. Wardle, Esq. Verdict found against the Defendant. 5. Bonaparte, during the night, crossed the Danube with the whole of his army. 6. Sir Arthur Wellesley made Marshal-General of the combined English and Portuguese forces, by decree of the Prince Regent of Portugal. Capture of La Furieuse French frigate, by Captain Monsey, of the Bonne Citojenne, after an action of nearly seven hours. 7. Capitulation and surrender of the City of Saint Domingo to the combined British and Spa- nish forces, under the command of General Car- miehael. 8. Defeat of the Austrian army at Wagram, after the severest conflict during that and the two preceding days. 7 and 8. Reduction of the French settlement of Senegal and Goree. 11. Mr. Jackson left town to embark for Ame- ica, as Minister to the United States. 12. Captain Barclay won his extraordinary iesfrian match, at 17 minutes past three in the afternoon. —. Armistice concluded between the French and Austrian arisn.es, at Znaim. 17. Intelligence received of the success of the British troops, unLIci-,Colouel St. Leger, in Tra- ;ancoi,e. 20. Junction of the British army, .under Sir Arthur Wellesley, with the Spanisharaty, under General Cuesta* at OropeGa. 22. Expedition to Holland, under Lord Chat- i,, o, sailei front the I)nwns. 26 riie trial of Adw, iral Lord Gambier came n at Portsmouth. 27. Accounts received of a Russian Convoy, from Riga to Revel, having been met by two i-uglish Frigates, and 18 sail, laden with provi- sion., captured. 27 and 28. Dc fea t of the French at Talavra V the combined English and Spanish armies un- der Sir A. Wellesley and General Cuesta. j AUGUST, l. A Meeting of the Court of Common Conn- r: for the purpose of coining to a division on a motion for rescinding Vote of Thanks to Colonel in iliich N;ei,e adolitee, coi)- .iroiiug <he former Vote. 1 3. Siege of Flushing commenced by the British 4. Trial of Lord Gambier closed; his Lordship honourably acquitted. 16. Surrender of Flushing to the Rritish arms. 25. Arrived in the Downs, the garrison of Flushing, in several men of war. 26. Sir Arthur Wellesley raised to the dignify of Baroti aud Viscount of the United Kingdom. SEPTEMBER. 4. Recommencement of the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius. iN. Arrived in town the Earl of Chatham, from the Island of Walcjit ren. 17. Treaty of Peace between Sweden and Russia concluded. ltf. Received intelligence from Persia that the French influence in that kingdom had been en- tirely IJroke8 by the perseverance of Sir Harford Jones. The new Theatre of Hovent Garden opened for the reception of the Public. 20. Transpired the res» £ «;»iH»n of Lord Castle- reagh, and that of the Duke of Portland also re* period. 24. Took place in the morning a duel between Sir. Canning and Lord Castlereagh in which the former was slightly wounded. 2J. Increasing riot at Covont-garden Theatre. —. Co vent-garden closed for the purpose of referring the points in dispute to a select Com- mittee. 25. Received intelligence that Liniers had re- signed the Government or Buenos Ayrs. —. Left town two Messengers, the one to invite Lord Grenviile, and the other Lord Grey, to co- operate in the formation of a new Administra- tion. 27. Received accounts at the Admiralty thai the whole of (he Perrol fleet had been fitted out for sea, and sailed for Cadiz. 28. Parliament prorogued till the 2d of No vember. 29. Arrived in town Lord Grenviile, and in the ,afternoon of the same day had an interview with Mr- Perceval. OCTOBER. 4. Mr. Perceval kissed hands on being appoint- ed First Lord of the Treasury. 4. Covent-Garden Theatre re-opened. 9. Serious and alarmiug frays in the Pit of Covent-Garden Theatre. W. Lord Wellington landed at the Commercial Square, Lisbon. it. Lord Bathurst kissed hands as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Canning and Lord Castlereagh surrendered their Seats of Office. 14. Peace signed between France and Austria 19. The defeat of the French in Spain by the Duke del Parque. 20. Arrival of intelligence of the ratification of the Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and Turkey. 2;). The Jubilee in commemoration of his Majesty's entrance into the 50th year of his reign. 30. The Duke of Portland died at Burlington House, ia the 72d year of his age. NOVEMBER. 1. The Lord Mayor proceeded in state from Guildhall to St. James's to present, the Address of Congratulation to his Majesty on his entering into the 50th year of his reign. 3. Mr. Kemble made his motion in the Com- mon CouucH for rescinding the Resolutions of I the Court respecting the Vote of Thanks to jCol. Wardle, which was negatived. !3. Rupture or the Negociation in America, in consequence of an altercation between Mr. Smith, Secretary Jf State to the United Stales, and Mr. Jackson, who had succeeded Mr. Erskine as British Minister. 14. Bonaparte arrived at Paris. 29. Victory of the French over the Spaniards at Ocana. Proclamation of the King, proroguing the Par- liament from the 15th of December to Tuesday, the 23d day of January, for the dispatch of business. 26. Marquis Wcllesiey arrived at Portsmouth from Spain. 27. The Emperor of Austria returned to his capital. The Session of the American Congress opened with a Speech from the President; in which the rupture of the negociatioa with this country is announced. 29. Intelligence received of the destruction of a squadron and convoy from Toulon on the 25th of Oct. and 1st of November. DECEMBER. 3. The Legislative Body of France opened by a Speech from the fetaperor Napoleon. 5. A Court of Common Couneir held at Guild- hall, to consider on an Address to his Majesty respecting the Expedition to the Island of Walcheren. Before Lord Chief Justice Mansfield. An action for assault and faise imprisonment, brought by Henry Clifford, Esq. Barrister at Law, against James Brandon, Box Book Keeper, of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. Verdict for the PlaintiLf 51. Accounts received of the surrender of the Islands of Zante, Cephatonia, Ithaca, and Cerigo to his Majesty's arms, under thecommaad of Brigadier Gen. Oswald. 10. The arsenal and works about the basin of Flushing destroyed. I I Surrender of Gerona to the French. The indictment of Mary Anne Clarke and Daniel and Fraucis Wright, for a consjrtracy to obtain a verdietagaiiistColonel Wardle-Verdict Not. Guilty. 13 The Common Council reconsidered the Address to the Kiug, which had been carried at the last Meeting, 14. Termination of the disturbances at Covent Garden Theatre. A numerous meeting of the Livery of Lon- don held in Guildhall and an Address voted. Lord Grenviile elected Chancellor of the University of Oxfon'. 15. Seeoud Meeting of ttwe Common Council of London, to reconsider the Address to his Majes- ty, voted at their last meeting, — The Empress Josephine and the Emperoi Napofe >n dissolve their marriage at the Palace of the Thuilleries. 18. Subscription in behalf of Colonel Wardle opened at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand. 20. Address of the coininott Council of the City of London presented to his Majesty. The Persian Ambassador, presented his credentials to his Majesty at the Queen's Palace. 2J. Evacuation of Walchereu by the British forces. 24. The Austrian Messenger., Mr. Maynz, sailed for Calais, aecompatiicf) by Mt,. Powell, Secretary to the American Minister. 2, Mr. Powell returned, not being permitted to land.

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