Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh; Second Marquess of Londonderry Volume 2

Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh; Second Marquess of Londonderry Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... have just obtained the Report of the Committee of Secrecy. Mr. Wiakham to Lord Castlereagh. Whitehall, March 20, 1799. My Lord--I send your Lordship enclosed, by the direction of the Duke of Portland, extract of a letter from the Prince de Bouillon, to Mr. Secretary Dundas, containing secret information respecting the preparations carrying on in the port of Brest, and I am to request your Lordship will be pleased to lay the same before the Lord-Lieutenant for his Excellency's information. I have the honour to be, &c., 7 WILLIAM Wrcxnam. Substance of infonnation received the llth March, 1799, qf the movements at Brest, fiom the 25t/ February, to the 4t/1 March, inclusive. 7 _ l Jersey, March 12, 1799. Brest, February 25, 1799.--The corvettes l'Etonnant and la Mignonne sailed this morning to go and meet a convoy expected with wines from the Garonne; one was signalized in sight at the time they sailed. February 26.--The four frigates under orders make demonstrations daily of a disposition to proceed to sea the first favourable opportunity; the four line of battle ships, which, together with the above, formed the division ready for sea, under the orders of Citoyen Redon, are kept ready, but not expected to proceed with the frigates, upon whom the money lately arrived and some Irish oflicers are embarked. Waggons are arriving in large convoys every day from different quarters, loaded with cordage and requisition naval stores; 1,800 waggons are announced at the bureaux with such stores to complete the armament of the squadron equipped for Admiral Bruix to command, which is pressed to be ready early in Germinal. March 4.--Tirannicide, of 74 guns, and the frigate La Cocarde, are ready to go into the road. The Convention, the Mutine, more

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