and, on the following day, received a satisfactory address from the united sections of the civil and military departments. On the 28th, also, the British at Lamalgue received a reinforcement of 1000 men from the Spanish fleet. Lord Hood appointed Rear-admiral Goodall governor of Toulon and its dependencies, and the Spanish Rear-admiral Gravina, commandant of the troops.
Having gained information that a detachment from Carteau's, army with ten pieces of cannon and some cavalry, was posted at Senary and Ollioules, two villages about five miles distant from Fort Lamalgue, Captain Elphinstone, on the 31st, sent directions to the committee of war at Toulon to forward to him a proportion of their best troops, with six pieces of artillery: he then marched at the head of 300 British, and the same number of Spanish troops, in the direction of Ollioules. The enemy was found very advantageously posted, with two pieces of cannon stationed on a bridge in his front; but, after a slight resistance, he abandoned his position, leaving in the hands of the conquerors his cannon, horses, ammunition, &c.
The French force consisted of between 700 and 800 men ; and their commander, citizen Mouret, had received orders to possess himself of the heights that commanded the powder magazine at Malaud. The British loss was Captain Douglas, of the 11th regiment, killed, and a sergeant and 12 privates wounded; the Spaniards lost three killed, and two wounded. On their war back to Lamalgue, the allied troops met the French royalist troops, who had been unavoidably delayed in their departure from Toulon. The success of Captain Elphinstone in this affair gained him many compliments on his knowledge of military tactics, so little expected in an officer of the navy.
During the early part of September, the increasing numbers of General Carteau's army on the west, and of General Lapoype's, or the army of Italy, on the east, kept the allied posts in a constant state of alarm. Nor was it at all lessened by the turbulent behaviour of the 5000 French seamen, lately belonging to the ships in port. Lord Hood, being determined to send these away. as quickly as possible, gave orders that four of the most unserviceable of the French 74s, the Entreprenant, Orion, Patriote, and Trajan, should be got ready for their reception. Each ship's guns, except two 8-pounders, with 20 cartridges of powder, for making signals, were sent on shore, as well as all the small arms. On the 14th the refractory seamen embarked, and the ships, being provided with passports, sailed under flags of truce ; the Orion bound to Rochefort, the Aquilon to Lorient, and the Patriote and Entreprenant to Brest: the two latter ships reached their destination on the 13th of October; a day or two previously to that date, the two former arrived at their respective ports. The 16-gun brig-corvette Pluvier, at the same time, was sent to Bordeaux.
On the 18th of September, in the morning, the republicans
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