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DESPATCHES, AND OTHER PAPERS,

OP

VISCOUNT CASTLEREAGH,

SECOND MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY.

EDITED BY

HIS BROTHER,

CHARLES WILLIAM VANE, MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY,

G.C.B., G.C.n., G.B.E., ETC.

SECOND SERIES.

MILITARY AND MISCELLANEOUS.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. VI.

LONDON:
WILLIAM SHOBERL, PUBLISHER,

20, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.
185J.

251542

CONTENTS

OF

THE SIXTH VOLUME. EXPEDITION TO THE NORTH OP GERMANY, AND
NEGOCIATIONS WITH PRUSSIA. 1805—1806. 1805. PAGE Preliminary Observations . . . .1 Sept. Memorandum for the consideration of the Cabinet, by Lord
Castlereagh, proposing an Expedition to the North of

Germany . . . . .6 Lord Castlereagh to the Duke of York, relative to the mili-

tary force required for the proposed Expedition . 8

Oil. 10. Lord Castlereagh to the Duke of York, respecting the em-
barkation of the German Legion, and the appointment
of a General . . . . .10 13. Lord Castlereagh to the Duke of York, proposing to send
General Don to Berlin, to ascertain the spirit of that

Court . . . . .11 13. Lord Castlereagh to the Baron Nicolai, requesting him to

write to apprize General Tolstoi, at Stralsund, of the in-

tended expedition • . . .13

16. Instructions to Lieutenant-General Don . . ib. 16. Memorandum relative to the Provision and Equipment of Transports . . .17

16. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith, respecting the embark-

ation of the troops . . . .18 16. Lord Castlereagh to the Earl of Chatham, requesting his presence in town . . . .19

17- Lord Castlereagh to the Duke of York, relative to em-

barkation of troops .... ib. 18. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith—Embarkation of troops . 21 19. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith, relative to sailing and convoy of the divisions . . . ib.
1805. PAGE Oct. 19. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don—Suggestions for the landing of the troops when in the Elbe . 22 19. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don—Further instructions .... ib. 19. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don—Directions for his proceedings . . .25 21. Memorandum relative to the projected Expedition for the consideration of the Cabinet. By Lord Castlereagh . ib.

21. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Barham, on the transport of troops from Ireland . . . .29 24. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don, directing him not to proceed to sea till further orders . . ib. 24. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith, directing arrangements for receiving troops on board King's ships . . 30 25. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don—Directs him not to proceed to Berlin, Lord Harrowby being sent on a

special mission . . . . ib.

26. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don, on the re-

cruiting of the German Legiou . .31

28. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don—Directions for his conduct . . . .32 29. Mr. Cooke to Lord Keith, relative to Johnson and Par-

sons . . . . .33

29. Lord Castlereagh to the Duke of York, signifying the King's commands that he should order the whole of the troops

embarked to proceed to the Elbe . . .34 30. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don, approving of arrangements proposed by him . . ib. 30. Mr. Cooke to Lieutenant-General Don, respecting em-

barkation of artillery and ammunition . . 35

Nov. 3. Lord Castlereagh to the Duke of York, signifying the King's

commands for the formation of the whole disposable force

into one connected army . . .36

Chronological Memorandum . . . ib. 10. Lord Keith to Lord Castlereagh, with report of Rob and

Muchett . . . .38

12. Lord Keith to Lord Castlereagh—Seizure of Rob and Muchett's lugger .... ib. 12. Lord Castlereagh to Baron Jacobi—Offer of Prussian ves-
sels to engage in the service of Government . . 39 14. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith, on the affair of Rob and Muchett . . . . .40 14. Lord Castlereagh to Count Miinster, signifying the King's
determination, on the conclusion of peace, to transfer the
German Legion to Hanover . . . ib.
1805. PAGE Nov. 14. Lord Castlereagh to Count Munster—Transfer of German Legion . . . . .41 19. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith, directing the disembark-
ation of troops at Bremerlehe . . .42 19. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Harrowby—Delay caused by con-
trary winds—Appropriation of transports—Views respect-
ing Holland — Disposition to attempt the reduction of
Walcheren—Disposable force . . .43 19. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don — Report
from Baron Decken—Importance of acting against Hol-
land—Arrangements for embarkation of cavalry . 47 22 Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith—Troops now embarked to proceed to Bremerlehe . . .48 26. Mr. Cooke to his Majesty's Consul at Embden, inquiring if the Court of Prussia has given permission for troops to
disembark in the Ems . . .49 27. Lord Castlereagh to the Duke of York, communicating the King's directions to send an additional force to the Con-
tinent, and Lord Cathcart to command the whole . ib. 27. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Harrowby, acquainting him with
the appointment of Lord Cathcart to the command of the
whole British army on the Continent . . 50 27. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Cathcart—General view of our relations with foreign powers . . .51 27. Lord Castlereagh to Lieutenant-General Don, acquainting
him with the orders for reinforcing the army on the Con-
tinent, and the appointment of Lord Cathcart to the com-
mand . . . . .56 27. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Chatham—Artillery and stores for reinforcements going to the Continent . . 58 28. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith—Outline of operations in-

tended and in progress . . ib.

28. Lord Castlereagh to Count Munster, introducing Mr. Engel-
barh as superintendent of bakeries for the army on the
Continent . . . . .60 28. Lord Castlereagh to the Consul at Embden, introducing Mr. Bullock as Deputy Commissary . . 61 29. Lord Castlereagh to the Lords of the Admiralty, on pro-

viding convoys for troops embarking . . ib. 29. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Keith, requesting him to assist
inquiries about the safety of entering the Ems with a
fleet of transports .... ib. Dec. 4. Mr. Cooke to Lord Keith—Embarkation of troops, ordnance stores, &c. . . . . .62

5. Lord Castlereagh to Lord Cathcart—Instructions in case of

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