Do you mean this? It is important, I think, to keep comments in context.
An extract from the 29th Bulletin of the Grande Armee, Berlin, 9 November 1806:
'The Warsaw mail brought many letters from Russia, which of course were intercepted. From these we perceive that the fabrications of the English journals meet with much credit in Russia. For instance, that Marshal Massena has been killed, that the city of Naples was taken and occupied by the Calabrians, that the King fled to Rome, and that the English, with 5,000 or 6,000 men, were masters of Italy; however, a little reflection will enable them to discover the fallacy of these reports. Does France no longer have an army of Italy? The King of Naples is in his capital; he has 80,000 French; he is master of the two Calabrias, while at Petersburg they imagine the Calabrians are at Rome. If a few galleys, armed and indoctrinated by this infamous Sidney Smith, the shame of the brave English military, killed unprotected individuals, massacred wealthy, unoffending and peaceable proprietors, the gendarmerie and the scaffold have done them justice! The English navy will not disavow in the least the title of infamous given to Sidney Smith. Generals Stuart and Fox, and all the officers of the land, are indignant at seeing the English name associated with such brigands! The brave General Stuart has even publicly protested against these outrages, which seems to make the noble work of war an exchange of assassinations and brigandry; but when Sidney Smith was selected to execute the Queen's fury, we can only perceive in him one of those unprincipled instruments which governments do often employ, but whom they always abandon to that contempt, which they are the first to feel for them. The Neapolitans will one day be informed in detail of the letters circulated by Sidney Smith, the commissions he has authorized and the money he has expended for the executions of atrocities, in which he himself is the chief agent.'
See pages 112-113 of Imperial Glory: The Bulletins of Napoleon's Grande Armee 1805-1814 by J David Markham