<p>The Franco-Dutch invasion of Jersey was an attempt to take over the island from the Kingdom of Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. However, the French failed to land.
By letters to the admiralty in the same Gazette, from Moses Corbet, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, and Admiral Arbuthnot, it appeared that that five large vessels, and a great number of boats, appeared on the coasts of that island in order by a coup de main to effect a landing; but that, by the spirited march of the 78th regiment, and the militia of the island, with some few of the artillery which they were able to drag through the heavy sands, the enemy were beat off, and obliged to pive up their hostile intentions without any other loss on the British side than a few men wounded by the bursting of a cannon. Upon this intelligence, however, orders were instantly dispatched to the commanding officers of his Majesty's ships at Portsmouth and Plymouth to send a number of frigates and sloops for the protection of the islands of Jersey and Guernsey; and in the mean time Admiral Arbuthnot had quitted his convoy, and advanced to their relief; but on finding a force sufficient there, under the command of</p>