was accordingly done. Thus did the capital of the French part of St.-Domingo fall into the same hands as Tiburon, Cape Nicolas-Mole, and Jérémie,
The loss sustained by the British, and which was incurred wholly at the storming of Fort Brissoton, was, one captain of infantry and eight privates killed, and one captain of infantry and two privates wounded ; also, on board the Hermione, five seamen killed and six wounded, and on board the Belliqueux, ten seamen and marines wounded. In the harbour of Port-au-Prince were found 16 ships and brigs, richly laden with colonial produce, and 16 others in ballast, two of which were of 600 and one of 700 tons.
The British post at Cape Tiburon was garrisoned by 450 men, chiefly colonial troops, under the command of Lieutenant George Bradford, of the 23d regiment of infantry. A small battery, mounting three long 18-pounders, scarcely in a serviceable state, and an armed merchant-ship, the King-George ("King Grey" in the Gazette), moored with springs on her cable at the entrance of the harbour, were the principal sea-defences of the place.
On the 25th of December, at daylight, a body of French and colonial troops from Aux-Cayes, amounting as supposed to 3000, including 800 regulars and artillery, and assisted by three armed vessels, commenced an attack upon the King-George, whose crew defended the harbour with much spirit. Finding more resistance from the ship than they expected, the French landed their artillery ; and, having erected a battery of one long 18 and one 8 pounder, with three smaller pieces and an 8-inch mortar, they opened a heavy fire upon the King-George; which, however, she still continued to return. At the end of a 48 hours' incessant cannonade, during which, at intervals of ten minutes, a 50 lb. shell was thrown from the mortar, the King-George, from the shot-holes in her hull, had sunk nearly up to her battery; when a red-hot shot striking the magazine, the ship blew up, and all on board, as far as we know, perished.
Having accomplished this their first object, the French turned their guns upon the lower battery, and very soon dismounted the two remaining 18-pounders, the third having burst on its first discharge. As soon as this battery was silenced, the French attacked the upper fort ; and, having thrown into it several shells, and killed and wounded about 100 of the garrison, they compelled the remainder to abandon their works and retire to Cape Donna-Maria.
COAST OF AFRICA.
On the 28th of September a French squadron from Brest, consisting of the 50-gun frigate, or cut-down 74, Expériment, Captain and senior officer Zacharie-Jacques-Théodore Allemand, frigates Vengeance and Félicité, brig-corvettes Mutine and
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