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captain Caldwell, of the engitieers, and captain Prescott, of the artillery.
London Gazette Extraordiizary, September 16, 1799.
IIead-gztarters, Schagerz Brug, Septemlzer 11. Sir,
occupied on the lst instant, and having in view the certainty of speedy and powerful reinsorcements, I determined to remain until then on the desenfive.
From the information which we had received, we were apprized of the enemy's intention to attack us, and we were daily improving the advantages os our situation.
Yesterday morning, at daybreak, the enemy commenced an attack on our centre and right, srom St. _Mar.tin's to Petten, in three columns, and apparently' with their whole force.
The column on the right, composed of' Dutch troops, under the command of general Daendels, directed its attack on the village ot St. Martin's.
,The centre column of the enemy, under the orders of general de Monceau; likewise composed of Dutch troops, marched on to Crabþendam and Zuyper Sluys.