--A letter from Shanghai
, of the 22d of May, informs us that Rear Admiral Protet
, who commanded the French squadron in the China Seas
, has been killed before Ningpo in a battle between the Allies and the Rebels
was at the head of the French
soldiers and marines when he received his death word.
He had on his right Admiral Hope
, the commander of the English
forces, and with whom he had always been on the most friendly terms.
was a brave and distinguished officer, and his heroic death has produced an immense sensation at Shanghai