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force, during the night, and before mid-day the village was taken posscffion of by the 85th regiment. About one, general sir Ralph Abercrombie entered Egmonbop-'Zeq and in the evening the. Russians, under major-general D'Essen, advanced from the ground, where (as I have already stated) they had halted the preceding day, to Egmont-op-te-Hooff. Major-general Burrard, who, when the enemy retired from Bergen, had advanced to Koe Dyke, was ordered in the evening to occupy, with a detachment from his brigade, the town of Alkmaar, which had been abandoned by the enemy, and had been entered nearly at the same time by patroles from his and lieutenantgeneral firJames Pulteney's corps.

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