John Quincy then discusses the outcome of Napoleon's disastrous Egyptian campaign and alludes to the Battle of the Nile, which took place on 1--2 August and cost the French an estimated 1,700 men (including Vice-Admiral Brueys) and 3,000 captured. "[T]heir naval power has suffered in their late defeats a loss which it will not easily repair. The loss of its most valuable officers — The campaign has been the most glorious, and unquestionably the most advantageous to England, of any during the War. Ireland may be now considered as out of danger. Whether the conquest of Egypt will indemnify France for all this Time must discover."
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