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THE

EDINBURGH

ANNUAL REGISTER,

For 1808.

VOL. FIRST-PART SECOND.

EDINBURGH:

Printed by James Ballantyne and To.
POR JOHN BALLANTYNE AND CO. EDINBURGH ;
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME; CADELL AND DAVIES;

WILLIAM MILLER; JOHN MURRAY; AND

ROBERT SCHOLEY, LONDON.

1810.

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CHRONICLE.

JANUARY

ready for his departure by the 28th,

and, when on the eve of sailing, the Ist. INTELLIGENCE of a very inte- aide-de-camp requested an audience resting nature has lately been receive of the prince on board his ship. He ed from Lisbon, respecting the flight was received by his Royal Highness of the Portuguese Court to the Bra- with politeness; but nothing further zils. Lord Strangford, on his return is mentioned with respect to the obto Lisbon, immediately directed his ject of the conference. It was supsteps to the palace, expecting to find posed to have been the object of the it occupied by its former inhabitants. aide-de-camp to amuse his Royal Nothing, however, could equal his Highness with new offers, until his surprise, when he learnt that the retreat should be cut off by the Royal Family were gone. Don Ro- French troops getting possession of derigo, and Don John D'Almeida, the forts St Julien and Cascaes, were on board the Principe Real, which, it appears, they were strenualong with his Royal Highness : A- ously endeavouring to accomplish. ranjo was in the Minerva frigate, By this time they had approached not, however, in disgrace, as was ge- within a few miles of the city ; but, nerally reported. The Prince is said fearing to create a sudden alarm, to have expressed great anxiety, that and, with a view, no doubt, to cover captain Moore, the officer appointed their real designs, instead of proto accompany him, might take only ceeding directly to the capital, they four sail of the line, and not proceed took a circuitous route to Loire, from beyond a certain latitude. The very which place they intended to have day on which the court embarked, marched towards fort St Julien and an aide-de-camp of Junot's reached Cascaes. The prince, in the mean the capital, and brought intelligence while, having dropped down the riof the arrival of 6000 French troops ver, lay with the ships, at single at Santarem, a place situated at the anchor, till the following morndistance of about fifty-six miles from ing, when the Frenchman was landLisbon. This information being con- ed, and his Royal Highness hafirmed, the prince got every thing ving joined Sir Sidney Smith, took

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