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Title: The weekly register
Uniform Title: Weekly register (Baltimore, Md.)
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Creator: Niles, Hezekiah, 1777-1839
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Creation Date: January 16, 1813
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THE WEEKLY R EGISTEr

N0,: 20 OF V0o. II,] BALTIMO1RE, SATURDAY, J.VsuAII 16, 1813. [wnDI: 'xn. 72.

HIec olim smemiiisse iuvabit.--Vinrl.

Printed and published by HI. NILEzs, South-st. next door to the Merchants' Cofice 1oumse, at 5 per amin, n.

""* ,1 r Of I 1r, d1 .s o1f tlc tt fher oppressor nlay becompin,;-
S .. .t tihe :aw fit and gloom, mansions of the tomb;
T'r-- I ,,.I II and resolutions were intro-, whenever injuries and oppressioins, such as these are
S, '. ... of this state by Mr. Stephen, inflicted -y a foreign power, upon the persons and
on tle Saturday las previous to the .': .. .: : of our citizens, and an ap-pcdl to Ithe js-
ol'he legislature, M-ad, concurred in by that bodv, tice of such power to obtain redress piores wholly
oand sent to the house of delegates. 'Ihey were Iuseless anld unava: ilng; in such case it is the duty of
intended as a substitute for those passed by thet hose to whom the sacred trust of '; the
house of delegates on I 22d ult. I ,. ...... "' -'' o' the citizen and the honor r ... I. mn is
the President's requisition on the several state iconfided( to take such measure s as the exigency of
governments for their respective quotas of 100,000 the case shall require o protect the one and vilndi
Inilitia, in pursuance of aln et ....,'. of the cate tie other :-Therefore,
Utlh ofApril, 1812-(See page 273.) Rersolved, That the war waged by lthe Sta es
BY VE SEATE-JAN RY 2, 11. against Great Britain, is just, necessary 'il polite ,
Whereas it is the sind- ofthose to awhlom the peo- tlty ought to be supporte'l td y zile united strength
pie ofthese United Statels hae confdcd thie Im ini- and resoucrces of te nation, until tile grald obljct
station of our national concerns, to take efiectual is obtained for s hceh itin the lr-ed
neatsureis "to establish justice, insure domestic tra.- .Rsed, Tht he e ftll confi ce in the i
,l,,ll., provide for the common o e, e natio, and rejice tha he will again be rew
cie .t .:;I i .,. antd secrlle tile blessilngs of ith ni, and r jce hi t ill in be re i -
Sto s r psteit to enable the by the suffrages of his flloix citizens, foi Ihis able
r lihfc f'incTio ariies to execute this important trust tnd fit l services in the cause of his c try.
;"" '- "e n ustce asolved, That we acknowledge and assert the
anid to renpe ally enllro:lnlnlcnlts which te injustice r
Sto repel any ecrclient the injustice e ttional rilt ofthe resident of the United
or anlmbitio ofa foreign pomer lmi'y attempt to make co .st r s
pip Ionoiu Ulqnestionatle riig lt as free, sovereign t s to cll itoe seice ote same, e militia
,lI Dti, thllel0f under the anthlolity of congress, whIen-ever
and independent people, holding equal rak and pos- n exigencies enumerated the oell-
I ot.l, tiols Of in. hIs opinion tie exigenecis cnumerated in the con-
Sessng ~equal privileges with tie other le natoIs of i a requisition.
ti i iescrdhp'c'hae t wc e en tertain a high sense of thoe
tle world; the eonst tution of our country has 'I. eesoedt ,a ,ad. a
vested its rulers with the power of calling into ac- b uise :lo seTei a ghsm of ou ntl
tiol tle national resources, and oft direo.ltig t.lie al -l sti u perished al, sk ll andp ltiotism ofeoinced in
plication of them in such maniner as, may in tlihir coni leits aiti r billrv associates o evinced pli
judgment bt best cdr;cuated to attain iindim m f tt u hle h te victories obtained lve lim over tie piibl
injuries winch are past, and security iga'inst 'I. a .a fi th cr tit of the anid ntlusri s
recils'rence in future ; .. i -i.., 1 Iuld be ie ,hey lerit the gratitntl' (f itleir counlllr.
constant endeavor ofthe goveriunlent of'our country, Dv orders '' iluoS. ROGERS, L. er'a
to maintain entire and unimpaired the relations of
peace d a mittv wilh all the w'orltl, yet whenever. egisiatue of South Carolina.
thle pursuit of tlis paciiic policy is rendeeI('d utter ly
inuonsistent witli tile national int-rest, prospe-rity AN ACT TO PREVENT DUELING.
:lld iiap-i--'ss s, tile provokedd ilnjuries a ld law- The fllo'cii- bill wuiisfls.sred A the le-islai(t!re ofl/ ;
ie0s; aggressions off a forcig'n power ; wIhelever those sitae, at their hita scsvion, and la,, become a luv.
rights are assaiied, without lthe fill and perfect en- Be it emiuctde b the honiorbl e the saIaIIe anmd hloue
ijoyment of whiili a nation can no longer claim the of r'eieresennttives novt met oad siting i'a 'enerael a..
character andattributes ofsovereigty) and indcpend- selMbli, n id 6y ,. .. .f the wsne, That finron
cp c ; wh~ ct: i i .1 ... ;. of people t.. .. :t ... .: 1 ficr tle ....I. .. -e.. t et, if any pe son o:'
the commonly i, ., nations, for tile .. I resident in or buing a citizen of this t:.t;
tr."insporting and vending tile surplus pt .l, 1. !i .i ihllt ii tluel, or sa' ll sii or give or accept
their soil and industry a:t a foreign market is at- challenge to fight a lduel, or shall cause any sullcit
tempted to'be coitrofed-and sulbiected to such arbi- challenge to be sent, given or acceptedd within this
triarv rules and tyrannical regtulations,as tliejealousy state, or within the limits of ihe iUnited Statis, hi;i
or inrjistice ofa foreign powermay think proper to or their seconds and all anid every other ponson or
prescribe; whenever their citizens engaged inthe ex- persons, directly or indirectly concerned, in fight-.
e'rcise oftheii' ordinary occupa:tions, and laboring to ing, any duel, or sending-, g'viliig, accepting' or cair.
obtain the means of subsistence for themselves and ryingi or conveying any sucdl ch1lilcnge, licir' coun-
their fiamilies,aretorn. bythe ruthllesshand ofviolence sellers, alders and abetltors, iiton '. 1hereof
from their country, their connections, and their convicted, in any court Ihavilng jeiriSc;htion, shll:,
homes ; whenever the tender ties of parent and child, be impri'isoned fonr tV'-elv -iionths, :ind sh!ll 'evvr:dll
oif husband and wife are wholly i...- ..1.. I.- the forieit and pay a fine oft lub thousand dtc"s, iolh-
inexorable criielt' ,F :1,. ',. ''1;,.1 .I.'.ressor, who use oft' the stc, nad shalTf ta'ud conmitted until
,1 .' I .,f i ,... i.. and antici' such fine is paid, and until he or they siiall sev rally
i ,i.. i..rl,.',. i those i-: mT'ple security, to be 'l-p"-mvr"l i iCe of tihie
1 i .i ,,, i i a pr'emuatu,'d o'pl:Ianage and .- i,,, ,'- ~" of this ''. .,. stin of' tS.'
doowhood, not that .ii ..... I iwido'wlinoio which thousand "n '' 1 1 .
'"spring fro;n the gr.. ul.. '- ieed die 1 .. Ii hall foir'ever I t .. '; I '. .' I, '. '"
dsmg'eoins into .which. tlhv are c.lst, ,lmd corniT. '. i .. .'. i(.. of profit or tr-'..-L, j., r.-. P,.?T.i. ':. ,L \ i,: i,
Vot, IXL, '









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THE WEEKLY 1EGISTEtI-AMR, IUIINCY S SPEECH.


pr'ic issing lamw, pIhsic or diviniy, within this state gusted; .common sense and common prudence forbid.
Pri'so:dr.ld however, that in case any death shall hap. it: and, therefore, no project was less to be expect-
pen in conaeq'i'jncn of any duel, this act shall no. ed. But that was the very reason, he said, why he
be so co'strued as to save the oflende.'- ii.. I' ,: 11. i... it more likely to be suggested and adopted
:.dl penalties of the laws of the land .-.-.. -.1.1 I1., I. -, cabinet ; and, paradoxical and anamalous as
tLe pun:osmnit of homicide. it might seem, the reason why it was more likely to
.*!',d /* it firt'iltr clcte,1, yij the authori-ty fuore- succeed too.
said That al acts :and. pats of acts, repugnant to Out of twenty illustrations to which he could re-
tIi.s act be, and the same are '. 1 : 1.... sort, he would select only two upon this -:,l .., i
When the var came under consideration, no one be-
lieved that it was really a war for the conquest of
rl'. QLuiiincy S speech, Cainada,,or that our cabinet could seriously contem-
Splate a war against Great Britain any more than they
In t!e !louse of Repesentatives, on Tuesday .. ,.,, ;t China. A nation in the enjoyment of
5ii i'.tl the bill tfo raising additional military more than thirty years peace to encounter one in the
firce of 2)0,900 men, being under consideration, fill prosecution of a war already of twenty years'
Mr. Qhtni-iy rose and delivered the I. 11 "-:duration. A nation without resources ; without nan
spe:'ch; and though it is not iimmedo.iatel in reply .iamv; without a navy; without military force,science,
io 11'. !iil' in, but applies to the war genera/ii habits or discipline, to go to war with the most rich
w e p ire'Ur it to a place in this work. It is cop ied nd powerful I nation upon earth, which, without rais-
Sromi. the (niited Stites Gazette, for which it wNas ing one additional soldier or sailor, or equipping one
rp'lred. additional ship, could carry havoc and desolation
0la. Qri ,-y said th:;t lie had some opinions upon lov1c our slhores and into our cities. 'Even now, many
the bill, whllh lie wished to ofer in fill, though lie were pretty nearly in the same condition of mind as
Shl.,iH flil, lie feared, f'iom the want of heath. Th tiehe gentleman of Pennsylva nia, who insisted that the
dill, h i observed, proposed to .,y.. .. ..b .e.... y by existence of a declaration of war was all a federal
2i,000 men ilTisextension, : i., .1 i i .:ied with common sense and pru-
tlii ;rmyi to 55,000. It had been stated on tihat Iloor dence, they could not believe the invasion of Canada
by the committee of I., ;,. .. that the ex. ,. or that whatever hostile intention we might
irting military establishment wold answer all s .. w ,, to Great Britain, we could deliberately go to
purp'-ioses of ini.t-rnl nationii service, and that this iw rcak it on a race ofinoffensive colonists, with whom
new army otf 2,,000 men, was intended for lte teinva- th', people of our nation was on terms of friendly in-
S.sion i'f C,.nA t. his was ihe avowed purpose of tercourse, in the hi i.,i ..t, ,,.i .i ,...i ...- Iof acts
tic bil, hte.woild brig it into distinct considera- of iIl rh .',.1 ...... r., r I ... I i. marri-
{ii'w. The inva .si; and concu est of Canada as it g, I. flier, with so many inducements of
was ,desir.ab, iin itself, ind as it might he made con- lied and of heart to avoid hostilities--t could not
ducive to the attainment of peace. le !, I i. .,, bclieved-Tt could not be imagined, that exclu-
himseclf to his political friends, and to his 1... of these considerations we could think of going
nopon-enlts (i,! th, lrewere men on both sides wholw;itl a raw undisciplined militia against a country
totally disie'lie'ved that this was the object, and :1. I ,. .1 by at least twelve thousand regular vete-
"tierd iteir good hearts tliat it was a mInre threat ran troops besides its militia; and to marchli into it,
f riownl out to aid negociation) and lie bid then be- inviting treason by proclamation, in a quarter too,
w-ure how they acted pon that erroineous iliaginia- where such 'i -.. -.- m nld be retorted tpon us with
lion. Whoever coii'cfiried tllht the measure wasithe most -i. t seemed to be beyond the
:.. as ia m"eins of peace, or for any ri ..,, -;possibility : It never enters into their heads
but :an mn'siio oi Cianada, or that the war I tI,, ,, I this was connected wiitl the choice of elec-
not he. coiInItuc, Iwas grosly deceived. le warn- tors for the next president, and that the invasion of
ed his political opponents, who, though with up- Canada was only another mode of carrying on the
-,glit views submitted t to te dictates of the ca- election. llnt now all was revealed: now it was as
bi:et, to r0collccL Whati: iheir past experience must clear as day, plrovr'l to demonstration that the coun-
Ss" .iown themi 'l'hai.t no proposition which was try may be 'di;;gaced, and yet ite cabinet honored-
li::el to be obnoxious to public celsulre-no dose that tile comntir may- be ruined, Vet those who hold
vimc ;s likely to produce nausea, or to scour the its destinies be hapip'y.
popularity of the government, ever was administer- _Mr. Q. here revertedl to an expression of his, viz.
ed by thiem, but some under operator was employed that, paradoxical a: ;i i ,. _1, .1i1' ,,. measure was
to ... t that there was some .'I. ... I in it the more likely to -... I '. i .. contradictory
,!ian !:ie true I one, and to assure those whose sto- to colmmlon sense and common prudence. IHe said
n-chis turned at it, that it was not what they : i .... i, ~ there was something in flagrant audacity more
ii. O, his sort was the assurance gi'vcn on tlhe in- likely to accomplish certain purposes than either
-to-od nicton ', ,.,l..,-,.. law, v -hicli wai s inten.1. 1 .* genius :.and he ;... .- ..11. shame,
1 o pe'rate .. ... i ,-reatrit butits advo- undertok what never wasI I. I I....... or be-
cites ciune there a,,i ,li-'x.1 that it was merely in- fore sundert:aken, was most i.: -1_ I.. ..-...iplish it,
ie:ded id o saive t he t ,,, I resources of the country. The project now in the contemplation of the govern-
ind in like im:aulr the incipient steps to this war ment, he thought of this kind, and quite likely to
.e *-ic i .. ,'er by n assurance that Mr. PFoster succeed. It was feasible-an arms of 50,000 men
ad( : -. wiich would enable --.;. ,; ...... be obtained, he did believe-money might
'.0 settle al ii fiereuceg wih lin;: Minl! l ,I r ,.i ,I would be got bh loan-and then such an army
tary es(,! ,iislentt s desired, are said to be only .~ ..proper leader, animated by a conviction of
grand -. I stre'eigt! l, and of the .I ... l ... ..
lis lincy appealed to would not fil to gd lt fl et what they demanded, if not by
awarniltnTg voicc. T'o, aplt to rely cnt their own the votes of this house, by Ihe bayonet. Mr. Q. there-
wisdom, thev miamt;:i:ied that it could not bt he; f-e warned them to see 'te business as it really was.
was impossible ::dm!iis:jtrati:n could meditate tIe X scheme of invasion, which, as the French eCmperor
taking of Cainadia. Wlhre were the men ? Where one ce sid about ships and colonics-so.lis filicnds in
was the money ? T'i eastern statess would be dis- the AmericAin cabinet.









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307


TTere he was called to order by a member. degree affect Great Britain to our advantage-on the
The speaker spoke, but we know not what speci- contrary, the invasion, so far from having a favorable,
fically was said by him, or by the member who called had a most inauspicious effect. It was tile invasion
Mr. Quincy to order-we imagined at the time, it of Canada that gave new strength to the British mi-
related to taking down Mr. Quincy's words from that nisters at the late election. The British people were
gentlemnin's reply, in which he said be was desirous willing to take ground with America on principle,
to be responsible for every word he said, and then re- but when they saw that we grasped at the first op-
peated them; 1, ,:..- i'..t it was right to call ria- portunity to carry tlie war among their harmless co-
tions at peace with us, and indeed all as one as in al- lonists, sympathy enlisted them on the side of the
lance, our friends. IHe spoke of their public rela- latter, and produ I. .1 ..' .I..|.. their temper,
tions. He had a right to do so, and therefore lie such as might be .. I' .. 1 ;., I,! .the considera-
would say what he had before attempted to say-"A tions were lost upon our cabinet. Even before the
scheme of invasion, of which, as the French emperor r war was declared, our army was marched against
said about ships and colonies, so his friends, the the Canadians. And it was not owing to our govern-
American cabinet, may say of Canada, that they were government, or their advocates in that house, that at
entering into a scope of policy. "I will -. ii 'endle- the moment Mr. Q. was speaking, the bones of the
men (continued Mr. Q.) that no government ever Canadians were not mixed with the ashes of their
vet was -ijured by fdlse innuendoes. The sting .1 I'. 0. .....I* "Since the invasions ofthe buccaneers"
sarcasm, and the strength of satire consist in the (said Mr. Q.) "there is nothing in history like this
truth of the remark." war. The disgrace of our armies is celestial glory,
S....., ., ,, l i. object of the bill to be what compared to the 1. . i ..... ..'. country by
it. .11 I, ,. .... .. taking Canada, Mr. Q. said this invasion- yet it is called a war for glory I Glo-
lh( would viewit in three distinct points: ry ? Yes, ....1, 1 ,., as that he t yger when he
lst. The invasion on its own merits. tears the ".. I t.... the lamb, filling the w ildcr-
2d. As a mean for the attainmentof peace. ness with its savage roars. The glory of Zengis
3d. As a mean for the advancement of the local Khan, without his greatness-the glory of Bona-
views of the continent. parte" Far from me, and mine, and far from my
As to the first point, lie said, lie was not uttering country (continued Mr. Q.) be such glory.
his own opinion only, but the confirmed sentiments Fame is no plan of mortal soil,
of the people in his portion of the union, that the in- '.
evasion of Canada was cruel, wanton, senseless. and ii...l ,i .. in brond raiorl es,
I',,I I, ,, I "1 ,I I t t ho sel pure er se,
wicked. IHe was not, as might be understood by... ., '... .11 u.igin' .ve,
gentlemen, one of those nlew politicians I .. l', vien lie pronoune eslastly on eaci dled.
produced, who worshiped in the temples where tCon- or suh fime as this be o 's e.
dorcet was priest, and Machiavel was god, who con- ML;. Q. said that not only all the duties, so far as
sidered that. the end justified the means-that the they have relation to that people, but those we owe
least possible good to ones self was a sufficient cause ourselves, our fellow-citizens, and our constitution,
for doina' mcRat evil to others-or .... i. i... :. i .... ,i we are the very last people on lthe fac
It ,1 i.: .. ..:. of a people three I .... .. ....l.. I. I .i.. r i. that should call together and embody
taut, we were justified in visiting with fire ... il.: l .t.. ... of the country, and put them under
sword, an innocent, unoffending people, who ..'.,1 ........., class of men "the choice spirits."-
tied to us by acts of friendly intercourse and ,-. I. I. the Inouse learn nothing from history ? Didit
borhood. What, though it were shown to the an- not tell them,with manifhet proofs, thick set through
thors of these evils that the invasion of Canada would ;its pages, that armies, placed under such men, when
produce no effect on the conduct ofthe Eritish cabi- thev come to know their strength, antd to understand
net-that there was no plunder to invite; no glory the power men derive from acting in concert, and.
to be obtained-it would not. To such I,. 1 .1 .. i ... t the comforts of a life of useless indolence,
principle, I I i,... pity, justice, were .c i .. cine to be disbanded, and so to sink into ,; I.
venge was every thing, cancer, will never consult old spinners and weavers,
Mr. Q. said that he knew of no legitimate basis of !he i plodding creatures c' 1. i. i r1 labor, and
political, but the moral duties-no spring from principle, blUt will take ....... I ..... their leader,
which to draw conclusions respecting either, but what thev shall next'do. "Re member," said Mr..Q.
from the nature of things, and the relations existing "reeemlier,- I warn you, he, who plants the Ameri-
among them. It would be said that the war gave a can standard on the walls of Quebec, plants it for
right to take the property of the hostile natitu, and himself, and will parcel it out into dukedoms and
that the tcdpendcnc.ies and colonies being' subjects, seignories and counties, to his followers. When I
their property was liable. But there were other re- contemplate the character and consequences of this
nations, he said, whii'h deserved attention-the rela- measure, it is : solace to me under my regrets, that
tions which nature hl:d established between the.Unit- mv section of the union has no hand in it-that- it
ed States and those colonies; antecedent to this abhors and eschews it-that we have done our utt-
wiar there subsisted between Canada: and the United most to drive the guilty authors of it from tlhei
Slates an intercourse of the most amicable and inte- seats-that our hands arc not enibrued in blood.
resting nature. TThe people on both sides of the St. -and that the souls senL to thllir untimely ree-
T,awrence were but as one family, -i, ,.I. :. ..ik ..i_- bv thie recent measures have not to ar*
parately, inl the cintant reciproc,' .' .. 'i. .. or bear w itnxess against us before the judg-
and tender offices-thiv even interm.arried with each mnit seat of heaven." 'his way of thinking, Mr.
Other. As enemies, ii thev had been so, (they were, Q. said. was not peculiar t' lhim, but was the opini-
in fact, till-now, friends) there was :.. 6'. '. ") fear on of all the moral esene, and of pine-tenths ofthe
from them. Seven millions of people had nothing l. ........ the section froitm whv.ich le came.-
to apprehend f'rosi not hail a million. 'Phmider was Some who are here, said e, fiom that quarter, some
not to be had there-- ., .1 .. t' ..' .l.' di te housteluld troops, xwho lounge for what they
be no glory ? Seven .... I. -, ....,, .. .' -I m pick up about the government house, will say
a giantrshin a pi Te int who cotldi glo- diFerentli---those who come here, and, with their fi-
rv in such a triumph, uist have a pigs m pinx irit, in- milics live and suck upon the breast of.te treasury
deed Nr wxas this :.l--.could a.l 10 --oa-'.l-eatl,';s whalive op elemosynaryy ill-purchas-








-08 TIHE WEEKLY REGISTER-.'MR. QUINCY'S SPEECH.

td courtesy, upon the palace--swallow great men laying those prejudices lyi the whole strength oft le
spittles,. and g'et jdgeships, and wonder ait thie ille present uadlministration-For- this rea son they never
. sights, and fine rooms, :ind fine company, and, most will let any topi c connected with thlat subject be fri-
of all, wonder how they themselves gvotticre-these weighed. i. .. ,.,ii,..tli-: against Britain to
creatures will tell you no- that, such as I de- bear onf opposition-circulating those antipathies
ascribe, ire not the sentiments of the people c-r New- and keeping them alive being-the whole object :of
England. ABlt I.sa.y. "look :t the elections In :s\I:t- theiir policy--for this the treat of 1804 was reject-
sachulsettsan indbi'idu'l :ic"-'l t whom there, was no. e!; flor this the treaty of 1807 was rejected; for
objection but h.- t...;i, ti ...r I to the cabinet alnd this the elmbairgo was laid ; and for this the treasu-
its system, was put out in favoril of a nan of another ry -wais squee7zled of 50,000 dollars to Helnry, il or-l-
stamp. Sir, 11 I. .n..-r. di' .n the question wilh der 10 aid the executive at the eve of an election,
:11on of all: iI. .-. l,]ir ..i., .r,.. parties in Massa- and to secure his own election to the chief mnagis-
clhusetts ; men hanging over the plough and on the trace by circulating that infamous calunny. TIhese
spade ; the twenty, thirty and fifty acre'men, and British antipathies were to the president and his
their answers have uniformly.been to the same effect friends, -what Peter's loaf in the t:le of the tib, was
--They have asked 'simply, 'what is the iinvsion to him, beef, mutton, veal, pudding, taits and.
for ? Is it for hind ? We 'have .cnonurh Plunder ? custards.
There is none there. New states! We have more F-rom the rejection of the treaty of 1804, the
i i. i. good for us. Territory ? If territory, there .Americin cabinet contrived previous to ever nego-
mliit hbe a standing army to keep it; and theie must citation to adopt some plan to prevent. it.s success.-
I.. i,- ;' i1..- .,'i,,'. t,'. i.. to watch that.' T'l(hse It recoernn.cnded the non-initercolurse iierelye to pre-
a're judicious, honest, patriotic, sober men, who, if' clule negociation ; the conseq!luenie w;,s, tl;a.t Great
it Were requisite, and- their sense of moral duly Iritain would not proceed til.it.was suspe-inded.; a
-went along with the war, would fly to the standruti treaty then ensued, and that treaty w::s rejected-
of .their county at the winding of a holrn-but heard then they had recourse to the embargo--then came
* Iii: witi.the same indifference they would have the arraligenicnt with Erskiic,. in order to gain po-
.hear d Jew'.-h!:arp or a-banjoo ; because they were pularity, for the new president,'. without ever asking
oa '; ...! .,. the mode of carrying on the war." the young man whether he haId credentials for the
T.he ,.,. .... .. of Mr. Q.. then, on this point, was, purpose. But there was a .mu:ch worse and more
that the. invasion of Canada w ;s cruel, as it brought provoking outrage practised to infiafine Great DBi-
fire and sword mnang-an innocent, unoffending p1eo- tain; :in insult personally to the British kihg i al in-
ple- nton, because it could produce no iniagina- sult, such as gentlemen do not bear frtii each other
le goald-senseless, as to this country, because it -no less than al assertion that the British monarch
colnmences a system,c which, once begin, can never did not kno'io what was his own honor so 1 ell as Mr.
.be closed, and the r'nmy of invasion will be tle con- ML:dison truly-andl this Mr. Smith, the secretary
iqui:'.-r ,-.F i .... --..d wicked, because it is pervert- of state, honestly avowed v..'.... .. was put. in by
.r,.- I I1.. and beneficence of God to the ruin Sr. Madisoi himself, andI .rut 1 ,'I tlie sole. view
to keep irriltation alive..
On 1 i ..i'. viz. as.the-measure was amean If there wavs any thing" to which mian could te.
of termi:lating thie war-M... Quincy said that this solemnly pledged, tie president was pledged both
;was'groumded on the expectation tlatit would ope- as a magistrate and a gcntleiiian, that the Berlin and
-rafe on Great Britain by fear. As to the fa.:;ibilitv Milil decrees were repealed on the Ist Nov. 1810-
If rh._ .i: n 1 1 he woutild s:,y nothing, Itirtli.r thali ot that assertion of his the renIcwe.d hostility to G.
'.: ,,1,,. .. I w e had the iimans- ut if Great liritain was iibunded; iadyet, behold when that
B r,t'. n i., it was'a threat we nim nt toexecute, Iost: litv was cominllnccd, Napoole n declared that
;l.nd was sure thi'it the conquest of Canada could be tlhe conditions he stipdl.lad being" conmplid with hy
effTcted-. ul-st in proportion as shhe was sure of .tht that hostility, then, tir the first time, and not till
- ilrthl'a.tpv~op(rtion Ias' there the less chance of her then, viz. in :March, 1811, the B.l-in -and Mila
*:.4n,.r -to- n eill icommoldation. Young politicians'in decrees were released; .Mr. Aladison said in his
that house, with the pin feathers yet unshud, and message, that in the repeal there was something
.!.,:.I t -I. I,.. 'I-,i ,, ..n theri-perfectly unfedg- r i, ., i Itwas time fr hinm to s:y 'and
S1, ,l J..i 1. ir .:*...I and' ceckled on the floor to think so, when the French emperor therein gave
*of congress, who iohrm f r uch extravagant and ii. I, tlie lie direct. As soon as the American cabi-
r.it i pinions of-a. ie.ry prolid nation ; a nation t1!'e nt found that Ithiorc was a mistake, they ought to
last-of all in 'the tr,-ld ... I... .,,,r,,, i ,. I, ,,, ,i I et Gre:t P.rtaiin half way in an accommoda..
infbrrmed:tihat the .fict, whilich above all others the I tion. If tihey h11d :1 real wish fir peace they would
history of England Tnost irncoitrovei-tibly establish-l have done so an"ld ag-eed to a cessation of hostilities,
ed,..is, that she alwh-as sacrifices the pr:"-e: t to their instead of which, Iwhen the governor of Canada pro-
fuiitre--th-at she ltv, ys'ni.etse d:il-er half wayv ; andil ose an armistice, he sent the whole forl~ of.the
that .1he ,.'l. ,, ,.r,.- +o menaces. T1iiw :a.s tlhe arml .- ,,c.t- tihat country, and did every thing to
b.isis ." r .and her fr'eaness. T'hiis, how in vosl t- l, ..: nintrv in ruin, havock and desolation.
lt.tli s; oevr known -,, ,i t' .' t .. .F congress, w ::si'is dlsisclosed a 'disposition out of the ordinary
well known by ouri c.aliriet and as well natie ue of course of inhumanity, and if it were not too la-
to their purposes---on that ground the present mrn-' im-ntable to be treated with Icyitv, might be com-
sure, like tlie attack on Caiada, was, not to :make pared to the disposition ascribed to the giant in the
pe ce, bi.to ensure.-war. Mr. Q. said lie meanlt to children's cld play-
judge truly, but t. was his privilege :od his duty, c,, faw,, rin,
as a;ilpblic man to dxpose tile ib: d.' principles of' the I sanll1 thi bloolorf an.British man,
cihil .. in Tis case the principle and tlie pr:cl.ic I will have so a l e
wass, 1ia ther e was no a tli pt to nrego.idate which lUnininimityv had beeln spoken of--lf by union .was
was not pr:ce-.ed. by solm siibtlety to prevent its meant concert in the conquest of Canada, he for
siccc,,ds-.anid looking iat. their rc.;ons it was tiis,: one would never lunte-it would be treason to.his
The wiay that party threw out their opponents and country. If one dollar was the offering, he would not
got into power, was by a:ssci:ting" them with poli- have upon him the guilt of it. But it government
tcal prejudices in avor of Great Britaii, I,: circu- would limit the armvy, sto this bill, and-its threats









THE WEEKLY REGISTER--OFFICIAL PAP.ER. B0

ihp.V should have his support. ITe knew there wer .. ,.. .. I I.. I."a, .,:. I are. necessary. for. an
those who were ready to open upon him with the oi' .':.'. I -. 'i :men ?" it imay not be
Stale cvr of British connection. It was not eg:oti1m amiss to tate what is believed to have beefT the pro0
to .-p.. '. ... what belonged to hiis country.-It would portion o'folicers of these" grades ill. the .rievoliutior
ill become a rMenl wIhose ifailty had been itwo centu- Iry anitiy, anid what isaun dei'stood to be -the proppr-
rics settled in the state,: and 'whol'se interest, co.muec- tion at ti,:; time in European armies.
tions and cion' were exclusively Au'e ican, 'o In the first aunmy of the revolution, raised in 1773,
shrink fir;om is du.v .r trhe ycipin;s of thase blood we had a commander in chief, :four mniijor-geerais
homi'd mon"ngel': who we;'e kept 1in ]pay to hun't down 1 i.nd cight 1 ,.I In1776, five brigadiers were
all who opposed the court-4 pack of mang:y ho.und.s. ~ omoted to the rank of t'r..jor-generals, 'and tv.en-
of recent i npori,'lationls-tliir backs still sore with ty-thrce brigadiers.a;ppoineld. In 1777, six '-1. *!
the stripes of E;:rope:ii castig-Rition, and d ti1 ne to the r:nk df m:ojor-generaies, ani
niarkced with tl.h check collar. "'No (exclaimed eighteen brligadicrs ::ppointcd.
M1r. Q.) ma: Ileaven so deal with me as I :;ni faithful 'The loss of rp.::prs in the wvar-office, Iny fire in
.,o Tmy comunry, and ImaIy aLjust juiidg'ment. all on me 1800, renders it impossible to say, vwithl precision,
ii' I fil to bring to the public tribunal; those who are at itwhat particular periods rmaiy of these .general of-
bri-.ging that coitiitry to ruin." O'i he mni who com- iiccrs ief t lie service, but it is within my recoit ction
' B's the American cabince Mr. Q. s; id he knew but i tht on thie 28it of June, 1778, fomrtccn nw:'jof-g'cile-
little, und that little did not i.i ke him ambitious to irds and sixteen brigadiers were actually in the scr-
know more-but duty obliged him to look into the vice of tihe. United Stites. Ye't byI rieferrii' g. to ti'e
coTlsi.ruction o'it-do;rig ic, he found ihat the ties- official letters of general Washington, in 17T7B and
tinies of the couniltr had for twelve ye:rs been cx- 1779, it will be seent tlhat a further increase of ge-
c;l,, .. .1 ; 1.1l 1i three individuals-two Vi'rgini- ner;:1 ofeicri's was often and w arinly, i-conmm'nndt-d.
.. .,h' '...e ... : Out of twenty eight 'years The main arnmv 'iindcr the immediate conimand of
'f our governmcni's existence, Virginians had for general WIashington, it is believed, never Emouioted
Stwer!tv-four been presidents-to perpetuate .i l.i,.tv-fivc thousand men, and itis by no rnmins
.po.rer in the state wasasthe o t- t i certain, that this number was ever in service tato qe
a long time ago as secure of being appointed for a andi tlhe same tilhlc, in the. whole of what ivas de-
'second four years ;s the prince rcgentofE.l,... ., I tlih continental arr:." Yet atno period
the thrbneo otfis father ; :ind by a silmikr il.', .-i 1 i,.: ... I the iirst of'May, 1777, and the close of the
trigue the succe'ssiol is already fixed on ior James war, had we less than thirty general Jofidcrs iw
the second. civic. .
WI" i.his election the bill before the house was It was deenm(d nccessarv in the revolution, and it
r. !(.,,.-,l. Mr. Q. would show that the bill wass is understood to be the general practice i>-Europe at
hnt what it pretended to be, but something else.- i!us tuie, to ihave at least one I, I '. .'. "e .'. r I for
There was a great army to be raised by a great loan. every two thousand men, and one niajor-geehral foi-
It was natural to enquire by whom that army was t6 every four thousand. -
be co0nmmnded ? The answer distinctly was, by his cot e hv er gr eteen
the man who was destined for the next presidency. tI this commanderin c f and that ofn gr. IJ-ten:,,.e
if personal considerations governed him, Mr. Q(. Icte itdwas fondr nchessfand in the ***- ..'i.., .1
lience it. was found ne.essar ', in tlhe '. ,
Said, this was not the time to devrlope lis maclina- army," to give to the senior major-ger,. :. r.-m-,
ions; buy it w.a hs duty to lhew how we were mov- Ian f the right wing, and to the next in ran.kthnt
ing. on by degrees to standim arnmy 1. :... t ,, left; which frion thelimittcd nlimber of g,-
om documents he read, hie sowed. tolr neral officers, often left a division to a brigadier, a
laid plan tf tle c:iteL O tilhree, s to place one ol0 rigne to a colonel, and a regiment to a suibor 1
themselves ill in, omt,; z mand uf iiv armiy. And lie h ial
themselves ti 'v, ommancst *omai il th e a n lte field-oficer; but in Eu:rope this di.tficulty is ob-
appealed to ev-':" i-o?:nst mn:111 tIhe ousc, whither vi e ,,b ,he .ontment of general officers filigl-
thevy could mr:l.' i. l.on history the pace of our state er d- g-
managers, or .ctr suci a rapld progress of ii bi- bl .
lioni had ever bte:-, d.ve.loped, as in this free replub- From the best information I have been able to ob.
ic,' a cabinet of IO'nl tlhre mei, raising a n arillv of tain oil this subject, I have no hesita' ion in sa' inlg
55,000'men, and placing one of themselves at the that eight major-gc!ierals and sixteen brigadi--rs, -to
head of it. command tihe divisions a:id brigades of an arny of
For what he had sa'.i, Mr. Q. s(id, hei would be tlirty-five thousand men, is the lowest estimate
responsible to his stau .... aLd constitu-cnt. If they which the uniform practice of France, Russia, and
were content to be .'j, to men t lihe knew no.. England, will warrant, a!idthat'this is. inuch-below
th:no aloutt, he had lni. .l. nccusell himself of wlanht the proportion ofoilicers of these grades actually
of ei-ort to: isve them. i. bty the machinations of employed in the army of the revolution.
wicked ambitious m1en, his children should become As you have not required my opinion, whether .it
slaves, and be yoked with a negro to the carriage of he necessary to have a higher grade than that of
some soutiiern despot, they should at least have the imajor-generial I have not denied it-proper to touch
onsoati.to say-" our father is guiltless." this subject, and have confined myself to the nIu1m-
[Mr'. C'i:.'e (the speaker) speecE, particularly re- ber of major-generals and brigadiers necessary -to
ly ing to M'r. (Quu', shall iappi_ ar anol.]) command i nd e division nd brigades of an ar of
-- .l-- ithir v-five thousand men. I t may not, however, be.
C.:it a imp"Ipcr to remark, that if it is intended to have ito
.i l i hlier grade thian that of m:.j org-ener:l), their Ium-
cument a anin te bill repot her should be increased to eleve,. so as to give oin,
.,cument ccompanying n the billt ief co and, one for eal w np oe
n. n on the 219t o ecm eachI division of four thousand menh.
1812, m-ak;:ing provision for an additional numberach
of generate officers. I amn, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant'
An-T.ST-i(r-nrit.iis.M.'s ovIec:',. T H. CUSHING, t. r1!.
i.. .'. cit, 23dl .i'c. 1812.
t*r..3frr- ':iy to your 9,lcstio', hu a;i,';ny 3, e o:o T'.'/ie;oar;S; tlwe Secretary o^ ifar.







THE, WEEKLY REGISTER--FOREIGN GOLD, COINS,


Expenditure and Application of Monies.
STA'EMENT of' the expenditure and application of the moiies drawn from the Treasury by the Secre-
tary of War for the year ending on the 30th of September, 1812, in virtue of the appropriation laws fij
lhe year 1812, and of the unexpended balances of former appropriations for the m litary department,
renmaninng unexpended on tile 1st of October, 1811-Transmitted to the House of Represenltatives on
the.2d of January, 1813.

1. ~~ ~ .
gg, ,- ~C~tt


HIE.ADG' OF_ )3'EXDITU1?E.


,Pay-ftlher -ra.y .
i. i'the army
IForage of ditto
C ,ii ..... ditto
. .,i i,. : J iJ premiums
C:impp ...;i.,. -, &c. .
Medical and hospital department
Ordnance and ordnance stores .
Arsenals, mlagazincs, &c.
Quarter-master's department
Purchase ofhorses
Coltingeit expenses
Corps of artificers
Indian department .
Indian annuities
Pay, subsistence and forage, of rangers
M ilitia ; .
Arming and equiping militia
Volunteers
Fortifications
MNaps, plans, &c.
Clerks to military 'agents, &c.
Payment of balances .


935,000 757 60 935,757 60 806,445 10 129,312 50
1,549,000 4,690 53 1,653,690 1. ..,; 1 6. J2
25,000 7,178 7 32,178 7 30,705 2 1,4172 78
998,000 25,348 90 1,023,34.8 90 1,005,039 62 10,309 28
411,000 1,915 841 412,915 84 352,089 75 60,826 9

126,000 184. 81 126,184 81 125,4 l 81t 7 38
690,000 15,915 92 705,915 92 420,220 78285,695 14
341,000 2,360 7 343,360 7 333,24!) 2 10,111 5
990,00() 990,000 981,591 42 8,408 58
52,000 5,38 7 63 57,387 63 51,300 64 6,086 99
151,228 5,854 2 157,082 2 .156,117 42 964 60
2,000 2,000 114 71 1,885 29
175,000 11,584 58 186,584 58 164,628 98 21,955 60
55,975 37,140 48 93,115 48 29,956 51 63,158 97
108,772 108,772 60,400 48,372
406,800 406,800 405,094 53 1,705 47
140,000 27,745 10 167,745 10 151,700 16,045 10
210,000 210,000 177,893 65 32,106 35
260,000 15,405 9 275,405 9 274,411 99 993 10.
5,000 459 98 5,459 98 3,507 8 1,9532 90
3,500 1,446 28 4,9416 28 1,873 49 3,072 79
1,000 1,000 921 33 78 62

08,001,275i$ 192,221 20 3,1 93,406 207,439,937 77 753,558 43


(Signed) WILLiM dct. W on h'poinw.
Mar Depaernsmt, .4ii'cuntant's o:ce, -Dcc. 30, 1812.


Mint Establishment.
The following' report of the director of the Mint of
the United States, was laid. before congress by
Sthe president of the United States, on the 5th
inst.
.int of the Uidted States, Jan. 1, 1813.
SR--I have the holior of laying before you a re-
port o. the operations of the miint for the last 12
monl'ths Fiom the statement of tihe treasurer here
:-ith transmitted, it will appear that dining' tle
above period here have been struck at the 1int.--In
gold coins 58,037' pieces amlouniting to j .' --li.
sil ver coins 1,628,059 pieces amounting, I .! :,. .
50-1,j0.-In copper coills 1,075,500 pieces ane..ilnting-
to ;..i,755--Making in the whole 2,761,646 pieces
of ronl, amounting to 61,115,217 50-100.
T! i supply of gold and silver bullion still con-
tinues to be abundant, the deposits for coinage at
thi;, time in our vaults,, amounting to upwards of
half million of'dollars.
I have the honor to b,, &c.
ROI'ERT PATTERSON.
[To the above is added a' table showing the coins
struck in the several pari'rI'i of the year, of. no ge-


neral interest-Also a table sewing tie 'ordinairy
expenses" of the establishment for the last year,
amounting as fOllows-
For salaries 10,100
Wages 7,661 85
Incidentals 2. ,547 51

Total, 20,309 35

Foreign Gold poins.
Bv a letter from the secretary' of the treasury to
covering a communications frIom i1 iCk d'
l. -i .10 cint, conta ling "thie result ( ts ansae s
ot toreig'n gcld and silver coins nmade ;n p5;rsO c';
of the act of the 10th of April, 1806," the follow-
ing facts appear-
That the gold coins of Great Bii;i mid '..
are uniformly of the sanie qualiltv, and 'xiActlv the
same as those. of the United States. Tlbir il rinsrcm
value is 100 cellnts for 27 grains, or 88 cejits anti cifght
niftlhs of a Cent' Iper lnn w\ ig'l t.' .
The coins of lFanc',1 have nearly a unlifrim lq.l:U-
ty and are worth 87.43 cents per pennywei lt.
SThose of' Spain vI.ry a little in their quality, I>ii'
tre averaged as wrlith 84.12 cents tihe


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THE WEEKLY REGISTER-EASTP FLORIDA.


511


East Florida. call "n experiment to remove the Americans, by
ftrce of arms, in preference to the slow mode of
Copy of letter from he governor of St. .3ug1-stine ; ;... ;" but, sir, unless you can show that col.
tlegovernor of the state of Georgia. (,l. .. ts already on his :.' I i, to St. Augustine,
ST. AvcusariE 12th )Dec. 1812. when this event took place, your subtcrfuge kill nlot
Sti-It is only liI... .ii, ; .1 I. i.. i,. Legis- avail you} and hadhe b." -, --.:n the cimp, at the
lature of Georb gia. i .-1. -.I ,I : 1.! ... I. ;-. you' time it happened, the p! ... i..... given you by go-
misrepresentations : .-.. t. the province of 14ast- vernor K;iI 1. l ,.1, i, ;..... -u 'r i*. ... '- j ..
Florida, and the part you have acted in that infam- would I .'. I.i i... ....... ., ..-
ous aggression on a friendly power, would not have termined, as you were, to avoid all measures of ac-
remained unanswered until now. It has been a pro- comniodation. Your excellence must be avi:re, from '
eminent feature in the conduct of all, who, like your- what has been said, that I have seen your correspoh-
self, have taken an active part in this scene of' ini- dence with that gentleman, I am tierefiore entitled
quit, to deprive us of the means of undeceiving to ask you, how you have ventured to ascertto your
the American people, by interrupting our communi- legislature, that thev would find, in die letters of
cation with Georgia; but truth will free its way in the secretary of state to vyo, dated the 21 andl 27th
spite of all your arts, and howeveryou may attempt of May, the reason why the troops were not with-
to disguise your 1, .:I..., it is evident from your drawn, when you are conscious, that you Iever once
speech, that you are now tortured with the convic- mentioiedtlhe subiect to governor Kindelan ? 'Thals
tion that your infamous conduct is filly disclosed, a governor may deceive his legislature, if they ale
even to the president, and that the world will soon credulous enough to take his ipse di.it, n'ay be per-
know how very unworthy he deems you of :1.ii., the tectly fair, for aught I know ; but for an oficcr i"
station of commissioner. state officially, what lie knows to be unfunded, f)e
Your discourse, sir, commences by an explicit de- the purpose of imposing upon his superiors, and pre-
claration of your hopes, that the g-eneral govern- judicing them against a i.. .. 1 power, I lkow of no
ment had demurred on the immediate occupation of epithet in the Engiish language, sufficiently strong
the whole province, as soon as the news of the revo- to express the abhorrence e mast feel for such a
lution reached you : this declaration is of more mo- person. In the same class of rank and t.uprincipied
ment than y ou are aware, as it gives us a key to ema- imposition, 1 p.lacc, without hesitation, the picture
ny of vouri.subsequent acts, when named the 1,i', j, .., are pleased to draw of the situation of this gar-
States' commissioner. For the present, .i1 .I... -..,1. mn, and the mode of warfare carried -o, for the
oni-he subject of your fears, for the 1. -' I' '-p .oseofalarmingy ourifetlow-ciizcns. At tle no-
disi-ress that might result to the state of Georgia, in men t I write, sir, there is more sobriety, alli Ilmore
case of the rebels fidlinT t.--.: n their point, 1 beg subordination to leg-ial authorities in St. Au'ustline,
to a-tk you, sir, if you .. .I *. t could seriously be- than in the town of Savannah; and, whatever alder-
lieve, what you were -IC -r-1-l- tt nig- to your legis- man Charlton, and his town-meetings, may say to
latuire ? Wherein lad I1.-. I i ........ of Ei ast-Florida the contrary, we feel ourselves very superior to him
eve- given the smallest cause of alarm, or what and his mob of incendiaries. Our mode of wrrhfre
means did she possess of annoying.the state of (Geor- was forced upon us, for we did not seek it; you
gin, to whom she had been a peaceable neighbor threatened to starve us, and you allowed 3our allies,
for twenty-eight years ? No, sir, you dreaded no- tile banditti, whom y ., .1 I l.-.1 1:...1 1. ,ll I.1 i to
tling- of this, but you hadl pre-determin ed the occu- proscribe, by procla.. i..i., il.. t ,' [ .. co-
panev of the province in your own mind, and it \was lor, who, you ought to know, form part of the mili-
iinditllrent to you by wliat neans it was )Irolghlt Lia in all Spanish colonies : afctr such conduct ou
a)0out ; trutll or fialsehood was the same to you, pro- have no right to prescribe to us, what arms we are
vided your end was attained, to make use of; as well might the mlld-night rufliin
On tie same principles, your conduct as commis- insist upon your 1 ..1 you bliundeLbuss, and
sioner was predicated. "You sent," you sayv "to St. meeting him 0o .., t equality withi pistols;
9.' ,'' -, iin compliance with the instructions vou retrace your steps, withdraw from our' country, and
ltAd received"-You sent what'? I will tell you : You you have nothing to fear from our "-*' troops; but
sent a letter, dated the'4th day of nLay, which was the Indians you say-well, sir, whxiy wantonly pro-
delivered by col. Cithlibert, on0 the 9th, a1id answeredd voke the Indians, if you dislike lthir rific andtoilmi-
the same day : as you have not published your letter hawk ? Gen. Matlthews told Paine, in the- square of
or the answer, I 11:hae communiOcated copies to one Latclhno, thai he intended to drive him from il!
who will gratify tile lAmerican people with a1 perusal land. ,M'lntosh sent :a message to Bovilegs, another
of them, and enable them to judge betwixt vou and Indian chief, that he intended to make him11 as a w0ail-
the Spanish commander. "And a correspondence be- ing man ; the Florida convention pr~tiioned Ilthir
tween the person then acting as governor and my- lands amongst their vloluteers, as appears by a ce -
self commenced, which, however, soon terminated tificate in my possession, signed by di;ectolr M'1ln-
in consequence &c. Sir, there was no further cor- tosh ; the Indian trade was destroyed by you and
respondence with dlat person, thin the letter men- your friends, and they found hlat, from he s:.me
tioned and its answer, to which you never gave a re- cause, they were to be deprived of tho1ir annual prC-
ply, because it was unanswverable, unless you had sents. These, sirre the provocations about whiic\\
dropped the mask. Col. C .( .i i I- .,, .. on his vou are silent. What are the olitragl-s introduced
word of' honor, to bring an answer in six days, and into your speech with so much solc'n:i ily of iction l
did not come ; in ilth miea1n iime tle rebels were per- The murder of a yoult, whose fathL r wa's en;i'r-.'ed
mitted, by tie American troops, to distress the citv, in the Florida rebellion. The province olf ias-.lo-
by capturing the fidierien; and wood-cutters, with- rida mayv be invaded in time of pIro'ound pcace, ti:e
in two miles of our walls : two iays after the period planters ruined, and tlhe population of the c;ipi;l
col. Cuthlibert was to have returned, these marauders starved, ai. 1. yoir doctrine, all is fth i;
S. ...ed, :mnd the American..l- ...- Fid .n.., (. i,' ... a -, .. .r if ty resist, with su1h1
SI I .i b lls reacied his can'l.. s .-.. i L.. I:',_ h ... they have in their power. The Indians are
two miles; this you call keeping tie ground; this to be insulted, threatened, and drive firom tihe
purely defensive act, on the part of the Spaniards, laids ; iftthey re .'. 1 : ,- less than extermin;,ti;o
wii1 ilho;-r usual regard to vetc:'i'y, you ,re pleacsd wo is to be their fte ; but. o-_ dLccive .s .. ir, 1i'







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you think the world is blind ,.ir ,i..;i. ,. it s not The public papers 6f the i-hited states having an-
long since thestate of Georgiahad a slice of Indian bouncedd 1le disapprobation of the hostile conduct of
lands, and the fever is again at its hight.. foin -ne "'1r1'al Mathews and comniodore Cam'pbell, I flat-
excellencr altogether pure-does not the lname .ic .. n .! myself that the Uuiited Statie troops wonld
Ges Y- hi-l!g a blush umn. your cheek ? Does it not have been withdrawn ere now:.--intil that takes place,
remind you that your character is in the power of all I can hold no treaty, and'in,the mean time; protest,
tile persons privy to lthe bargain ? as I h ive verPaly iinforrimed colonel Cuthtbert, ag'ai.st
Governor, T now take my leave of you.; what I, ..' happen, a I do0 not 1,. .
ilhav said is more for the .. .. ,. ir.,, .I .. ...* i ..ii.. authority on this side of I .
ailpar"-rL patriotism, than] from .any expectation of markedout by ,',i' .. ; ;, ;i. .
its ., ...... the determination of Congress.- ship, limits and "...'., '.1 _-'. Oct. 1795.
Whlatl- cvel assu'anlces youluay havereeeived from the God prreserve' you maiy years.
pi.'sid.-.nt, of hisi solicitude to "act with decision," 9th \lay, 1812.
if alll.oriscd by that body, we flatter ourselves, that (Signed.) JUAN JOSE DIE ESTRADA.
i poss.es.cs too mtuch virtue, to permit an act of in- Governor XiitWiell, Sttie of Georgia.
s tu:t stamp the Amlerican naime with .
S 'l .... iominatlion c& gen. Pinckney is an as-ri
s'l'r:il;,'e-t, toh contrary, as v/e, are convinced, that ,Our Naval Victories.
hi 'x o, ',.- will rleld hIis nme o authrse allili n c1 Ltion To relieve the sombre complexion of the Rrarsrl:n,
that nlig't 'driace his fair character. loaded with political matter, nw g-ladly devote a
l rilaii:,. yo'ar excellence's, very obedient scr- part of tills number to t) ..... I.i interesting ani
Vatl, l I -'. i ni- l-1-lils of the 1 i :i' J ie :t in
BENIGNO GARZIA. I, ,... ..i f. ,,r invaluable tars-l I'r11SS 2aa'TT MUST
G')vvrnior ,/fitche, State of Georgia. CEASIE.

S./,iyj of a letter f.im Governor JEitchel to the Go- n additionto-l, .i i ......... '* : I
5Vmrno of Yt. .juyl.sltiil'. and joy for our late nay.l i.
S t. Mti. 's, 4th Mafy, 1812. t-ell coilportcd with tlie I..-. I. il...- .
Silt--.The Presihlent of tile United States hals ...... .. ', we are proud to rec.. 1 I,_ I .1 :h I I '
,iissioned me to commnicatewithyou onthe trans- which reflects honor upo!' I I.. I .. .. ..1 I. ...
-iacions v"hicP;;, : ave recently taken pllact in East-Flo- artist, upoii the exertion il J ,j *. ..t '-'"
r: da;, ind in which the o):ces of tle United States managers, and likewise upon the piiblic .spirit :ind
h;:f bee' n iised, and lI :Ia aluthorised to assure ou, liberality of the citizens. On Thnrsday .1 ,. '
th::', tese o tl';nsictions were not authorized by the a ,bal was given to the commanders :i( .11. -.
g*o''I'tl .. o .r -. '. ... II ''. which for spklildOb r 'I *
ha'.ien to make this communication under the rati':.. n. t i ll, .... of company has neverr feen
f'll ".',f; ciide1nc' that it wdil be reccIved :Is evI- elI;alled in this country on any public occasion. 'Tihe
dci:ce oiI ft- f1iein dl .disposition ofl the governCI. eni city assenmbll room was ornamented with transparen-
cf I'l 1ied StatCs to lthat of Spain, and of their cies, and b1, a profl':.sioni of colors displayed tin a
d-:sire o n:a.nt1:3in alnd preserve, un.nterruptcd, that most beautiful and tasteful manner. At one endi ofthe
h.arml v'ich has so loin subsisted hlbclen ll tie room was a larig, transparent painting divided into
tw, n tions, three compartmnc ts ; tie hItt represented the Glv'r-
I siend m aid d! camp, coloiel Cuthbert, to you rier,, on fire, and the Conisitui0,o'i .1 ,.' sailing
"with thi:. Icter, v'ho will, if' you desire it, wait flor,, fL-omn h,'; te centre was appropriate 'ied to the capture
nd bring me you'r ,nswer, which I have to request of the .1rifcedr'ondi, and tile Jlriion was seen, with
in writing,. la thle metan lili, if' you are dispose ; h. topmlna:is gone, about lo coii'ess the superioril y
n.Uake an1vverbal co(1mu icatiol'ns to him, wit. i' i-101merican tars ; 1h, .-. 1 I the most id'
view' of 'coi: vin;ll to 1e Oll'r ''tllents eil. 'l. .;I action of the til I. 11 ving lost hle
wa,] on an.- point re:ari- the business .,. herdestructive tire upon the r 'llr,
which he is sent, ou mi11i have reli:a;ice upon) i:; hi o- just bletore (h:a'ving lost her masts by the board) the
or in .e :il' vo' wi..'hes, in th liat, respect. ltter struck to an inlirior force. 'The oppositeend
1 :!, sir, ilth liigh conlsideratiol, your very was a transparency representing the bald. i., sup-
bedient servl ant,. 1' i i byribllanIds passed il...... 1 Ib I and1
D. .il MIT 1'1hI'L. ... ,I extending' wings, three civic chaplets: in
',. itheo SvelO'.r oif ;'.ast-EFlorial, i St.. .* the centre chaietwas dscrib ed "/ll ii d the er-
i ere,"' iin the left "Dcrcai;;i aind t1he f.l'l1iCedoP;ii," :Ind
Trn, i:'tionI, of tlhe G'aC-li q of 1St. .IgI.ILuli-e's an- in the rig hIt "Joe.fI.S and1 l( tie 11to0i'" Th'Orphlat
's,.' to the fyreq'oi''. wl ei'blms ofiAmeric:''s power and iiajesty, was a pro-
1'-r ::-EITL TN srTI-This davy received byv your auction of Mr io i011: is !i""i'-t '"'s every eve
.'di e c:tp, colonel Cuthbert, your Ie' tc! dated il that beheld it conf U'scd "A i,' ,I !1 ;'d felt the
6.. Mai: ,-",';, Georina, 41h instant, by which you are grandeur of his subject, and that isminn d hald well
lc:n sid to iinfi rn :ne, that' you :,re commissioned seconded the powers of his pencil. The large side
i'." the p>"..sidelnt o0" the U'iiled St:.te.s to communi- window was occupied Iby an opaque 'picture of an
c.t 'I,.;!:h me on the stluject of thle transactions -'1, I. supp,.rt !ng a label scribc-d "n1r' children mre
". in thii. co1luntr), int co7nsc1qucnc< 0 1 -ope1rli f a-;1"' col'!try." T 'l is inlscrinptionl is.
thi: :ict.ve pirt tLkeln by the regi, ilar., o" (he Tnited toast oi' .... '. venerable parent, at a inner
S.a'c-,. whiiih 'roceedRin1cs have Icen disapproved give f Philadelplia, in clllmemo.
!I'v tl' -;'overml' enli, as it is del-srous of ,liiIntaIinI:g ratloil of the hurii'Ig 'f the frig-ate Philade)iphin by
te ood .. -.- hLas subsisted so .... '. nd li comrades in the Intrepid. TIe
b.t'''enic the nations, ., f all natin':, re attached to masts which
!,, n -ndea voroid to give proo- "' I. "ced rmind l them ,. formed a line in
.o0l. fu : t i. b v a I'l' I. ; I r I : .. .. .. [ 1 .. .. *I iitre : i i. 1h .i,, ',.r., w here w e re-
s.e the-c .re n .. ,, '., ... .. 1, i ,,, 1 1 m e beautiil '; colors, whose
: .vc',-. of TE,:;L Fl'oria, undr m chtar-c, ".viou,!d white ;r:nds a superb c.u'trl oim-na.ents most
Sben "xpi-.:e, t"- tlet in.ultts she h:is w.,. happ :i eAe"., 'kr ',gs ilh :-^s Ije


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masts were covered with laurel and cver-gre ..., s I :.1 .,, I, Wall-street to the City Hotel in lBroadwav'
festoons of.laurels, and American pendcnts : ... 'hey partook of a very excellent dinner in thfl
ed the whole. The ilag-staves reached the ceil- assembly room which was decorated in the samne
iwg, and ,wherever i eye was directed iti ncoun- manner as at the grand naval dinner given on Tues-
e'iLed the ensign of some nation. The appearance day the 28th ult. We understand that the boat-
f ti .. i..:. .... :,.11 picturesque and animated, swain of the frigale United States presided, and did
anrd 1. ... I. ornamllents was a favorable the honors of'the day very respectably.
-vidence of theo artist's skill and taste. The supper The corporation and the gentlemen who composed
r'om was intended to appear like the cabin of a ship the committee of the late grand naval dinner dined
of war, every part of tile walls being covered by a t',rhile in the tea room.
flag or a transparency. At the upper end wes a .' the procession the American colors were
lar.,e transparency representing Columbia, an armed displayed, a complete band of music attended, the
fcna!c, extending the hand of encouragement to two sc ecs were crowded with citizens, and loud bursts
ha.f- tak-ed boys, who 'Wvere hauling to shore a ship of applause to the gallant defenders of the country
of w-;r, on the top-mast of which a scroll was cntwin- were echoed and re-echocd from every quarter.
ed, inscribed sailors -ights ;" and Fame, with ide- teFr the procession had entered the :ssembli
lg.it,poclaCming to the world the new constellation roomn, Ie following address was delivered by John
of r publ can valor, "Iltl, Jones and DlecuatW." Vanderbilt, jun. esil. a member of the corporation.
A the lower end, another transparency exhibited
an inlnt HIercules roused from his slumber by the "'rae ,lielrcan Tars,
hile i .. 1. of two serpents, and .. 1,',.,- The corporation of the city of New-York, have
thli to .' ., il hands that had not vcl ... '' 0.. 0 you this enterlainienit.-It is gi ven as a tri-
heir fill i.e: At the upper end on the left.. ..|' 'T.> your valor displayed in tile capture of the
not: er transpairencv of an eagle resting ol a s igate the Macedonian.
to wai:ch was suspended the resolution of congress "Biold yonc'r miniature e .. -i w. r achieve-
to, p sent to "lieutenant Decatur a sword, and t tt lie rnent. Se '-orselves entwined in wnreiatlhs of lau-
oRicers antl crew of the ketch Intrepid, two months rels, witi the brave lid!, and Jon7s, and their valiant
pay, in consideration of their having Iburnt a Tripo- "c e-'. Einblems of our gratitude-tokens of honor
litan frigate of 44 guns." Lower dit n on the same vi'ch alone belong to the brave.
side, \was a large transparency of aia eaale rejoicing The burst of a applause which resounds from
over a scroll, inscribed "h~i!adl.irn a f"igc', JI,! G *eorgia to Maine, and the shout of your victory, pro-
Opposi't was i:toh:r of "Jones clmaied in the castle and the cottage, causes us to
... 1 I,1 .I ," ,n a knot of a cabe with a: ... min tle n, motionsns of j-y with the voice of every
anchor, cannon and other naval chbms: his '. .,'. .. '"". "; and hail you here as welcome guestso
and opposite the resolution, was a sixlh, of "' A:, and '' 0'' 5i ss of the ocean, boasting of her pow-
the Gwerriere," similarlv inc lu.cd, and suppor'i.d by er, i .* ..... to sinAglc coiabat and confident of her
similar and dilrerent anibilei. In !c,' cenire of the supeirioriy, has thrice beeil vanquished.
room was a -.i pillar, .upp:;rtng tile foiu colors You h.ve -' .'-. !. a lesson, that coming in
th:lt extld c.. i .he co: ',ers, nil oile niienCc stand- contact with -, I 1 of Yankee oak, they were
ard which formed :..:. ov)v the guet c 's table. not encountering the vasials of an European tyrant.
At each corner i : .,'Td fr n ,. *." """'iober then, ye va.liant Tars, that you wcrde
flag's, piiients : -; ; c .. I'' F freedom'ss cradle; enlisted voluntarily
.rvydirection, and o. .; "i. country's banners.
4tiachiid tie p.n;: ,. :.. :, w, e- No tI by a merciless press gang from yolu
cided theiir chlir:.ac. C :i, 'cic on, in. :s ,-, wiv''s allnd culldren, and dear conncctions--but, fired
v htas so ... "- ,i; ;itii>::r of 'e-iul ,util d eleanltly c ', : ardn aent zeal for glory, and to assert the rights
dressed fnemaLe been seeon; .early 300 ,dlics i '"'''. iured countryln, a un ish the haughty f~e,
down to supper, all of -.hlim weree splendidly dres- '' arrogate to themselves, rights inherent to
ed. The supper was plentiful mad 1 -. ,,, ut ow- us, b'y tle laws ofl:nations, the laws of nature, 'and of
'ing to the smallness :,' lie sroom nto gentlemen (ex- nature'ss God.
ceiptiig guests and ih'e managers) were pr iitted to You have nobly vindicated your country's honor
enter whilst the dies supped, so thalt the cup d'a.il n tihe occana-you have added new laurels to her
as'b haiful beyond description. Ano i nd cotry receives it as a pli rl"- that
W vre c.iloiodore and Mes, Decanur, c 'apt, i .'- are res)lvcd to support her rights; ..I1 1 .1. her
"were oimm tdote and Mrs, De t-, itpl' -qin .' i, a
licietenant .ichol.son andl general and I'is..d,,ta,,,, ',' shall never be tarnished by cowardice, nor
Tie expectation of a, fra wind that e-ri, r- struck, whilst ilerec is a shot.in tile locker.
vented the officers of tie United States I. .. fr "The laurels thus obtained by your bravery, shall
.......... the company with their preen e, 1 -- ever h e glen in the remembr;ace of every true
-!1 ,s le theabsence of captain .Jonea and i h. .' s.'- : '-, and wvhilst under the colmmalid of a t e-
cers, wxv wir-11h rv."-retted. This splendid entertain- cutitur, whose tried valor and skAl are manifest, (not
mcilit w.n: ..., t .i with remarkable regisluirity, al d only in tih late gloRiious conflict, but also, who made
too much credit cannot he given lo the managers and ihei body Tu'rk douse hlis colors in disgrace) )you
their assistants, \while ':r. Holland, the ,;rtistr, de- will1 always be sure of victory.
serves every expression of praise and admiration fbr Go on then as you have.begun, in the path of va.
his decor: ions; nor must fMr. Gibson and Mi-s. lor 2it d"uty. Yo co'unt-ry's reward aB at hIand;
'.. passed over in silence. and ay every Amer An ican Tar, animated byyourex-
[A'i.tilanal. dvocrae. ample and success, go and do likewise."
so'S DIrsit. To which the Boatswain replied nearly in the ;o'.
SAILO'own words.:
.Tranurry 8.-Yeslerday about 2 o'clock, P. M. the "In behalf of my shipmates 1 retiar' our sincere
gallon seamenc beoinglng- to the frigate Uniited thanks to the corporation of tie city of New-Vork
State, were landed at the N ewv Slip, about four ihun- for the honor whlic it ey have this day done us rc l
dred, very ne:. .iy dressed in sa:l!.;"' habit; and prc- asssured that i.t v ili bc'. lwaits our wish to -k-setrv:
cedd by a .:.. ..i .1.. r corpor'at'on, mnarchied in tlhe' good t0pin ioi bf olr. 'i ,, ;t
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token of their !pp. 1- I.. iii. i ..I.:- tIhe room i i .I f, 1- I in a manner that would have done ci-cr
three hearty cheers. to any professional orchestra. At -.. i. of the
At this moment the transparent paintings exhibit- transparencies representing the thi'ee naval victo-
l;. ...- 'turee glorious naval victories, w, .. 1 1. .,, ; 1 ; h bwJr,t upon their view at the .I'....
'I.. .- I by the dropping -of tie canvas i. i I.. I,,. .. 'themain sails, their joy was extrcy, alid
iore had concealed them. It is impossible for pen to repeated huzzas accompanied by the shrill whist.
describe the effect which it had upon the minds of lings of the boatswain's call, made the .o01o lri
our astonished sailors; their admiration was ex- agail. Directly afterwards tlie word was given 1~t
pressed by repeated huizzas, and enthusiastic accla- fidl o /! and for one hour the mos1 obstinate unl e-
mations. Silence was in a few minutes restored by liver in perpetual motion, would have been crll-
the boatswain's whistle, when the whole crew, to pletely ..I .I Soon after dinner, tlhe boatsnain
the number of 400 and upwards, commenced their piped all hands to si!ence,1 and llhe 'unner ilfoiLrmed
attack upon an excellent dinner, which was soon tlem by his speaking trumpet, that the connliolor.e
demolished, and in such a manner as left no room to was in the house and would shortly ppear, when
doubt "that thet could have done much more, if more nine cheers would be expected. He entered and took
had been required." 1 his standll at Ite w'rest ond of the room under tle tran-
Afier dinner the boatswain piped for silence, when sparencies, iwhen the cheers were '. .. eveIr nmn
the president gave the following toast: .. .. tiptoe and flourishiing his g'lzted hat
American ships all over the ocean.-3 cheers. lover his he; d in a manner peculiar to the 'iru sailor.
Com. Decatur shortly afterwards entered the room Many an appropriate and 11llman a heairtv toiast was.
accompanied by his first lieut. Mr. Allen, and ; l. tan some of them ii: luanglu:tg that could no,.
received by tie seamen in a manner that evinced the be list;iken by the dullest present. On th,: 11whle0
afftction and delig-ht with which they beheld lheir every things went off' extremelyl we;l, ;1and ait te. pro-
brave commander-after remaining a few minutes, per hour mostof them pu.:hed" oi' for the theaItre,
tile commodore gave a a toast, where tile mallnagels had liberally apipl'opialtd t.
"Free trade and no imprqssmenlt,"-9 cheers, them the whole pit.
By Mr. Allen.-"Captains Jones and Hull and their The avenues to lie house were almost literally
brave crews."-9 cheers. blocked up, so that admittance was scarcely pralti-
After the commodore retired, i.. .1- ,i .,I ave, cal. Evearv body seemed desirous to see how suiclh a
Commodore Decatur and Mr. -'I 11.. -- I.. body of sailors, coming directlI fromn ai jlly dinner,
A variety of volunteer toasts were given by dilTer- would behave. ThIe house wa;i: filled -. '. I .
ent seamen in true nautical style. in every part of it-nlot a nook or corner but what
At 6 o'clock, at the request of the managers of had its occupi.in. Thep it s rot quite so full as
the theatre, the jolly iari preceded in a body to the res of' the house, .;. we presunle, to sorne oi
that place of amusement, ill good order, where the them having got ia little bewildered when they left
pit had been exclusively devoted to their accommo- the hotel, so that th11. could not very readily find
datiopl. Tie front of the theatre was illuminated, their way to tllmepak, having" got so f;hr
and exhibited a transparency of the eng'agnlemint be- north into the Gulf Str''m ll hat tiey could not alter
tween the United States and Macedonian. The en- their course in title to get back to tlhe theatre before
tertainments consisted o'f "Fraternal Discord;" a tile tfll of the curtain. There were, perhaps' two-
patriotic sketch, called "Ame/rica, Comm:erce and thirds of them in tlie pit, hile ig'ullnr, witl bis spclak-
.Freedom ;" and "S ,riqs of Laurel." ing trnipcet, took his stand in the ccntre of the mid.
We do not recollect ever seeing the theatre so die bench to conliniland silence when necessary, 'nd
crowded. The pit was entirely occupied by the gal- the faihithil boatswain stood beside him willt his ,sil-
lant crevwof the frigate United States, who behaved verecall to second Iis commandis ; on ench side :'nd
with the utmost decorum. er. .Id. in front, the Amer c in flatg wavre i I ...
T''ley were muc li elated a(l t Yanilkee ( T 11 ti n _
THE FINISHIING COMPLINT. hearl, cheers testified their approbatiol of Mr. Per-
.'oan. 8.-Yesterday being tile da- on which tile rodssier'., efIorts. After suie tmne their cmoinnodlor
corpor0:tion: gave their public dimlller to the crew oft hc entered and took iii.i seal in, Iiie hIlir box Ifrom the
United States, they landed at the 'New Slip ,i .t f I LW twCe general Armstrong' and lieutenant
half past o'clock, and accompanied with -l. .. IIH. .- -.. sight of himl the crew rose iand gave 1'2
bandof music, proceeded in pairs .i ... -: Pearl-st. hearIty clieers, with all heir might.
up WVa!-strect to Gibson's hotel, where an excellent At l;ngthl tle play, instead of being a spectacle
dinner was prepared for the ocheo si stre.-, !. .i .,' but they paid lttle cr rather no attention to
were lined with ladies and gentlemen to witness .. they could not understand it wililut a much
appearance of men who had so nobly fought land tri- greater cxe 'ioni of intellect tI lanl they were disptosed
uniphled in their colltry's cause. But when thev ap- to make. T'he bolswain once or twice rous, d their
proached within a hundred yards of their place ofpiris, which iri, i seemed about to ilg, by an inispiri'ng
destination, it was with difficulty they could make bast ofhis whistle, rather inloppollunely as respect-
any further progress, so great was the conlcourse ed the play, but lnt so as respected his cllomrades,
wM'hichl tihe occasion had drawn together. Carriages who always rose aid gave three clearly cheers. [ut
cf every description, carts and waggons, hlad col- when iMrs. l)arley enteri.d as Julia B1'.1 trum, there
leclcd in the streets and were covered witl people, was at first dead silence, Lat icllnih several voices
P;!I thev resembled a hive of bees before ... rd fro diffl cllt parts of li!c pit. "G; .'
The band at the door contilned playing ..... a '. pr girl!./" "J'-o I :olidi] !orre "h .'"
V'whol:- crew, about 400, ad entered, andl had nben "r"i-a. du loev./'r tlut as soon a; she went oF,
.int:.dlced to their scats in the same elegant room they fell ii .. 1:0mo thelnli-elvs Iand m izzair.;" z
h are their officers lhad dined before, and fitted llp the boatswain's whistle. Towards tlie end oft tlih
in tihe same fanciful and appropriate manner. On piece their at mention was cau,1ht ll. y ,.ctk antd te
t!.I. occasion,-' i1 .. ,1 composigltheexcelent Captain, and Ihily -ppliiauded se. :i'e;. sceices w1'it
b:!i. of the 11th regiment, volunteered their scr- judgment t nll gSi'lee. After tle pl '. .
vice:, with gen. Tashiug'ton's old trumnpeteramong esl ... began. The view ot e scai of
t!ib:l ; and they were not backward in greeting' lle tran;pa:rencIy ofS tile eng'ag'cllen beciwren .1lt
tciie t tthe'i h c':ts content wilthl our btat inatiiuon:l United S-tates and Matc doniti.i, of t1';1 desccudi









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genius of America, of the temple of naval glory p < a A if C-
rising out of the ocean, excited livciy sensations and 'f c 6 *
were highly:applauded.--The letter dance by the M1IITIAI.Y
three children, who surprised them by their agility, On the 8th nit. gen. -n. H.;ison w-ith detaich nl
ad the icatness and dexterity of their steps, drew Pennslvaia and Virginia lines, trived at
forth still louder applauses ; but when they again Uppcr S.,lldus. The following ,lnitions of.wai
appeared bearing in their hands separate letters, m ittsburg have also arrived at Upper S.mdusk
-hich beingjoined, prodiccdin transparcncy,,IULL, --viz. Fie t s pounders ; eight i2 pouse.nder~. s
and on a second JONES, and on a third DECCATU:' I poi. Five s; tw 5 p1- eight 2I poil,. T,,e ,
thr ,ensat.ons wo unbounded their huz"a' .: o pouwdlers; two 5 1-2 inch howIt7zrj. Th1(h -e
thcr sensations were uLnbolnded, their huzzas al- e Virgia troops er h command f n.
`I of' nhee %llnt eoSlsl e(l '" t, S U II, ml "4, -)l.
most endless, d the boatswain stunned tli,e Le eftwicI, will leave Detawvare for Sandusky in a felx
Witl lhis call which he plavcd as skilfully as loud.-
After this, Mr. M'Farland came out in the character d at chiicot about the
of cot wenera J7,iiso te fl'lireil at Chslnicothre abous ti
of a clown and sg the following song: 26th ult. to consult wii governor Mires, it is stat-
TAINKtE FROLITS-A K E'iVSOS ed, on busiicss o imiorui'ce. The Sciata GazOet te
Ito more of your 1iabticrim nonsense, informs us that he w;ll not accept the commission
'Bottthle Nelsolls of olJdormy piull; ; i t 0
I'll sing you a song, 'lion my conscience, of a brgadier-general in the United State.is itmy,
"Bout Jones, and Decatur. and Hull. Iint contiine the canmpiel'n as major-general of the'
Dad Nepthone ihd .,,;.. i '1,, Kentucky cqutota, after which it is his intention to rc-
The trbuhlnt,: .1..I' tI inc ito plv'ivate lie. has resigned the govcr;i-
adiimied to control his slt tial. inent oi' ite Indiana. Territory, in a very liandsomne
Si", l..athe, a. j. -, el aob-r. nob, letter to the secretary of state. We trust tlhe :et-
in. :".' I... .. ..........' 'iie e;, vices of this beloved mnan, uniting in himself, the
Becalue wve lake -work by thie job entire confidence of the western people; whose pru-
There was Ieres, at vaunting and boasting, dence, patience and perseverance, has given security
But Iell, twit slooing;d roasing, to the frontiers, threatened .by the most formidable
Dispathel'd his proud frigate Guerriere! combinations of'while anld red savages that ever were
S S Ue t"lnlt e l I -.;"der, known, will not be lost to his country.
0, f,1'l ,- It- lio 'li I, .hoak;
And,whennto thebuttom ..u ..in .i.. One hundred waggon loads of lprovisions have
Had sent i,-. %,- i .ibi;.'il.,i ... ;i.., been sent from Erie to meet Harrison's army at the
H'.". ... t'onob, rapids of the Miami. We see nothing in the wen-st
Is te boy that will sr elt anmuxe ye, like going into winter quarters.
So velli he canjinish itic job. "We have the pleasure to learn that the patriotism
T'other day, worse than gout, fit. or cholic, of the western volunteers is steady,, continued and
Solhe i, ith Rudgers, Bill a.: d Jones invincible. They cheerfully hear their privations
I.. hi:i.--..bt, ,, i ...t.i.,... i without a IuIlimurr, and always read: in Res son and
She struck, what could lse ilo better? outof season to perform any duty reilolired. They
For tinme,there was none to delay, have 'cl ijctis nst proceed-
Indeed, it must terribly fret her have no "constitutional elections" against proceed-
Tosce she could not run away. ing to Canada, but all pant for the time to arrive
Sian lather 'iay io teel Gid niqy, when humbled .4allden shall atone for surrendered
f" Bave Joncs ot hlrgaie hrb-eeniob,
Is the lad that ill surely amae i/n Detroit.
So sell he canl ork by the joi. The: 1i;';i. ..;. goes on with great activity,
Now, to otmmelt our Irauve little navy, in general. A new spirit pervades the country. Tn
iDeca rdd le srg ch state, l ltiore, several able men are daily added to the
}eenutllr, u Witlotni allise or grx'ae,
Has dressed Alexander the Great! ranks.
By my soul, to prevent further trouble, The i.emocrnatic Pres. states that general lIull is
Aind save a disgraenall dowl ill, to lbe tried by a court martial at Philadelphiia, to open
-Since they" find all resistance a huhloci
They'llstrike without fighting nat ll. on the 1st of February.
Sing lathr aIway jnit cel andai/, A regiment of volunteers is raising in N'ew-.'orX;
I)eeafr to play hWt -nis ,b,
IWilnseveutree nninunt( on ,,,,- fr the defence of that city. At a laie parade they
luixu! 'twas. a yuicii.dledj)obi. tuirnedl out 1006 men, enlisted fiorone year, under
We leave the reader to guess the elect. Cries of the cominand of col. Sticher, all well clothed, with
lcnere! were incessant; nothing else could be heard; arms and accouttrements in complete order. The
no further proceedings permitted, until he returned recruiting continues, and it is intended to complete
to repeat the song, which he did in a few minutes the number of 1600.
in a sailor's dress, amidst the loudest shouts of ap- Ax AA"ry" asr.-A complete army list has been
plause. In the meantime, a naval column rose from desired by many of the readers of the RqeSistcr. A,
the stage, surmounted with the full length likeness yet, though exertions have been made for the pur..
of commodore Decatur, and the names of the three pose, it has not been obtained. It will not be no-
commanders engraven in capitals on its base ; which glected.
enabled him to add to the effort of the song. Mr. It appears that the whole country on the borders
)arley thjn sung Poll of Plymouth, th, i an excellent the lakes habeen uncommonly unhealthy during
style, and ~Mr. i'Farland concluded the whole with the latter end of the last autumnn; and that, in com-
a sailor's ho'npope ; which, making due allowance m"n with others, some of the soldiers have died.--
tbr.bulk and weight, was very well executed. The mortality among the troops, cas the crustot is,
:m Y. iE. Post. wvas prodigiously magnified and industriously pro-
pagated, to check the recruiting service, and palsy
the exertions of government. We are so well tised
TheJail of Colmnb.a, New-York.was. about the middle of last il qrte i
eloiit, ntirl ( rr'l of irisuios, either on criminalor civil ro-i to these things, that, by looking at the qualte'r tlice
ss. This cu.il y, by the census of 1810, contained 32,300 iahna- colne from, we at once know their worth-but setvc,
hiiaults. 'iber is no jiiralll for this iai y n con try but the U. Ial of the surgeons of the army, less callous than
'fatrs; iand thle inere mllelltion of tie naked fact is ;vorti a V o-
imtineorlspecllations. we to such tales, have condescended to refitte tmh
falsehoods published, and to state tle general atten-
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soldiery in their afflictions; and that they are now OIFFICIAL DESPATCt.
as healthy as could be hoped for. (coP .)
The various movements towards a and bout the ca- p Ja, es aoe S'er e
c.a7 ,p o4.'.3[i:in%.izl .a t:vo nidles above Silzer rfe[
pital of Easlt-Flurida indicate decisive measures.- J)lerembe' 12, 1812.
Our forces in the neighborhood of St. .'l.raustiee is r h of
o-nstantly augmenting, and the army is vLIry respect- UDain' Gtne-n Aftert F, r march of thrce
able. days and one night from ( r I arrived w:1h
the detachment under my command .t a town' o'
.A lit li fifrrpaper says, thntc r, ; I .i '1" i, ississiewa, thought by the spies to be Silher
,... 1 cnnon, powder, gun-locls, &c. have been hlels town; but proved to be a town settled by Lt
seized in jh..i town and its vicinity, which, r :, -' O,,. of Delawrare and Miami Indians.
was reason to suppose, were intended for exports.- About 8 o'clock on the morning of the 17th, un-
tion to the United States. discovered, a charge was made upon the town, when
To the Ed'sor of the fj ailiflo Gazette. many lied over the river, others surrendered--those
Sia-In thei account winch I gave, last week, of who fled made resistance after crossing, by) firing
the proceedings of the Ist of December, I find I was aciro;o., the river. l'hirty-seven prisoners arc taken,
un:er a mistake n slating that colonel Winder's regi- whom I shall bring in with me, 2.. i ... In, wo-
ment embarked three quarters of an hour bct, c any tmen and chhildren-seven warrior I .. After
ether cf the regular infantry. i :,.' the prisoners, I marched a pI.:'t of the
1 -* .. .. ...... I only, which I understood 1. i .i.. ... down the river, and burned !iree vil-
.:.,.... I r,,t'.. enter their bo.ts at the navy lages without resistance; I then returned and en-
yard. 'There lay adjoining a large number, and as I camped on the ground v.were etood the first village
supposed, the whole of the other boats intended for attacked.
the:.regular troops, and which were unoccupied for This morning about day iight, or a little before,
about. three fourths of an hour. I have since learnt my camp was attacked by a party of Indians (tlie
that the boats I ,. i .. ... had been taken a lit- number unknon, i, but supposed to be between two
tie distance up the creek, and that colonel Parker's and three hundred) on mny ;-ht line occupied by
iegaient, (then coiunnaded by lieuteiant-colonel major Bali's sIquadron, 'i I'. ,I .ril, resisted them
C, L.,) mnd colonel Winder's regnient ci.,l..1..C .bout three quarters of an hour when the Ih-
abou. thie same time-one at the navy arn.. ...I Hi. ,1;, .. retreated, after beir? I mo .-, I :l. ;.
other in .ie boats up the creek. It was a llrstake by capt. Trotter at the head of :. I.... I cavalry.
of ime nij.ght," which in juisice to colonel Coles' re- We lost in the first action one killed and one wound-
gimic,', I iost cheerfullycorrect. Yours, ed, (by accident the last)-in the action of this
Dceiiber.21. P. B. PORTER. morning, we have eight killed, and about twenty
rPIO t THE U1OSTON riATRJOT. five or thirty wounded ; not having yet gotten a ire
IHowever insignificant my signature may appear port, I am unable to state the number exactly. The
wlen pilt. in competaiiun with thet names of sir G(co. Idianis have lost about fbrty killed, from the dis-
Prcvoui and ge-n. Brock, yet I ca:not silently see coveries now made ; tie spies: re out lit present as-
i.isehioods tid by one and given currency to by tile certaining the number. I bave sent to (reenville
ot l received, wihtout raising iy voice ror a reinforcement, anm send you his hasty sketcht
in !...- I the olficial dispatlches of those A detailed report sl:il hecreaft:r be made known lo
general rel:ti.ing to the surrender of Detroit, and :yo", ... -.. par'ticul:aly tlhos'e companies aund indi-
the prior tr.iansactiois, it is stated that, in several vduials, who have distinguished i1 .' -
attempts to get possession of the ptost at thle river I anticipate another attack bel'.. i I 1.. i-
C'anard, (the AmeriCcans) were uniformly : ,-. I ;1 but rest assured, my dear general, they shall
with loss ; this assertion, which I affim to lie totally b. warmly received. I have a detachment composed
!dsci, I shall put down by a short but plain state- of the bravest follows, both officers and soldiers, in
mt:-it of tects, whnch do not rest entirely on my evi the world. Our return will be commenced this
enc, b;; can be corrioboriated by that of man ...im .' '" Among our killed 1 have to deplore the
cr., o ircspunsiilhity, wl ho we re present. Ih. brave capt. Pierce-licut. Waltz, of ciapt
i,.it one 'Oailtmpt was made bv the Amiericans *' i.. 's troop of cavalry is also mortally wounded
occ'.ov that post, and in that they were sticccssitu. .* 'alhant cldlict shall be noticed hereafter.
A detachinent consist ingi'o one c :ortiiTan l of liiiia Yours with the greatest respect and esteem,
i;nfiitry, one of'riflcnien and 50.of 'thel4th United (Siigned) JOHN B. CAMPBELL,
States regnm 1t, undi:r col. Miller, attacked ithe Bri- Lt co'. c 19h reg. U. S. Initfaiti.
t. .. .1 t atlthat place and completely rou'e.l Cen. -11L .Iarrisco, com. 1; ar my.
0t m I .i British were conimnlandd.tby' .. .I ,. OHIO VOLUNTEERS.
c pta:i Clavmoreof the 41st, an oficer ... -. '. I. overnCr A.lcis hai transmitted to colonel's .F'.i
ed by his polite ; ..I ,l ... .. I behaviour to gen:. hlir', Fin:dl: aend Cass, each, thefolloaing commutnica
Iull afi'., the' .' ,.I '. everr attempted t to el,' CirairenoTi:, Dec. 28th, 1812.
mnakea -tand within six hundred y::rds after being Sin-In compliance with request of the general
driven tfrom the bridge, and although lie had two assembly of the state of Ohio, I transmit you tlie
pieces of artillery, .. .1 i .i ... i e-. Seve- enclosed rt.sohltton.
r.d other reeoi oitering parties were detached frot. This act 1 perform with much satisfaction, because
the American camip,. ut iri no instance were they or- ihe principles expressed in the resolution,' I deem
dtered to occupy the bridge, nor did they ever retreat corecce,--and ki.oi -that the applause bestowed wias
bLfore t!he ecne my, except in one instance, when a trtul merited by thie V'olntecrs of Ohio.'-swhich,
party of mIilitia, under til:ajor Denni wee e 1 2 1 i .... il unfortunate, were brave and have exhibited
'ii I ', .-1 ,nd at tlat time, aid in that onlv .i.i 'aulable example of prolptiituide, ,cr ... :an
Ii.- .r-... I. (seyen m I '..illed and wauind- zeal, worthy the imitation of the who! 'i... It- i of
el..) At revety iolrier tey .1 ...I withoutt the loss of lie state.
a tmani. 'W.retched' indeed inlist be the ciuse, when. To the approbtition C.i general assembly, per-
s'td ir en.t a;: sir (eoor'ge Prevost and gen. Brock cant mit me, sir, to add my sincIre commeldation of ihe
descend to .} -. 1 ii i..i ..it .. oldierly iportment f i ..... I und r ar ci .-
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Be pleased, sir, to accept he assurance of my con- into irons, to be sent to lEngland 'and tried for hin
shlration. J R. E. MEIiS. life The.se things were unblbshiiigly coiummuicated
e.jlhi Cnrcen,iins- i-e conduct of the op.S of o- by the captain of the frigtei to an American gentle-
tillrfeJ)-.(I thi.s during' ua.nd peiou to. an whollas arrived at NeW'-Yo;k. "l ll aot GodG
u 117i' ,cifiae z,'ne uiderf the command of th .
Sd t m-hsounors are heaped upon our gallant seamen in all
Wwl.nr.as it is deemed of vital importance to every quarters. A resolution has passed the house of re.
rIepu pic:n government, that an ardent love of cou- presentatives of Pemnsl' ia to present an apprce
rv should characterize its inhabitants: Whereas lriate sword tco lieut. idrtle, ate of the t p, with
Iose ale especi all deserving F the gratitude of tlhe thanks of tie commonwealth, for his gallant con-
-,se are esooecoa-luc hich the c r p e e t W ,tnc.
th.ir co-try, who stand fort l-ear-y, and with ala- duct in the late engagement of that ship with the
critv in its deferncr : T-Anid whereas '-this general as- lic. g -i
scllbl- has been advised of the promptitde and ho. Captai tdn r6nr, at rie,- h:s four age 61 boat
1 O- 1 ,l -i 1 C. frno, .rwardstate. T1 oyaren fioiv cetsr ha
nest zeal li- lt which the corps of volunteers from a fo Ld state- Th re ifr d.et.stri ht rab.
jis s-tu (l.tel under thrl comii.and of 'crl bit keel' svent een feet beam, and five feet in thbe
Ihill) ass.c!nlled, -ere o-rgnized and march. ,I I.J to carIe 24's and r 32 p pouiders. These, with
ant. O,.rlk of t e d ..jeven vessels at the i'sai v tYard below b lamec
the enlem v's country, alnd oF their bravery' g ,l l, e '-
e end oC.' conduct,: The!eref Rock, rapidly fitting out b. lieutenant .'2n, w\ii
.lie i resolved y the senate an ih.e o f a good account of tche British on Erie when hos,
Sv f th stc f Oi"o,-"Tlat the aln... tli. opleriations re-com melnce, .
N YAL- pea tt et, hlathe Jti'im"..;_ .'. dI,1i
state are due to the officers eand soldiers tconmip- Th1e tim0 e for which the greater part of the crew
sing the said corps, for the patriotism, bravery anL I C.e. late United States ship W l ,ad entered, was
shing t t l h ct cd when theycarriv at Ieamsiiinon-cite.
"ehera.l good conduct which they evinceed .rintg "llb I expired when tiley als i'ed ats me tn-chit
eeir late arduous and disasteious expedition. h. -r pe,,t wsit was known that their late commander
"e it ,srlher resov, d That the govam.e ni of this 'Jones, was to take charge of the Mfucedonian, they
state, e requested to forward to each oi the l.ate gavie tire chelers and rc-entc-red t .e service.
commandants of tlu e three r-, ; e.its 11 e indebted to the "atiOual .Idvoeate, -
said corps, a. capy of theseresietes ; .. I .I,, ''1 1' e ew-york, for the following interesting
saidcorps, au p opy of thse resnitions;eie ie at il e
e take stch firtiher notice of thei in h .: i I he frigatee Unted Sties is. 176 feet
orders as comniiander in cilefof the mili. i I .. 1' 1,2 feetbelam ; her gu" lecck is 6 feet 6
111 she J lhas 15 pdrt hle, Is Oil a side, and
state, as propriety ma s direct. ',:'l,,i.s po; she hs 15 Prt- nlhcr. oslde no
SJOHIN POLLOCK, Sf enlher uc rries 24 pounders on her main deck. The arce. -
Of the houie y r : :- -" :, We dn is 166 ftet deck and 42 feet 8 inches beam
TsHOMA 1 l .; it ih i..' gun- deck is 6 feet 10 inches high; she lhas 15
Speaker of the : h. m '"' i..: ,on a side, and carries 18 pounders on her
Attest.--i OsatonN, cleSf, of thloe i. .l mail delic. The latter is said to be the best model
C. A. Nowrox, 'cerk: qf tMe senate. irl a fi'igate, and was accounted tie most completely
f litted vessel in the British service. .It firtlier al.'-
NAVAL. pears, that the British formerly used 24 pounders iu
The British squadron off the Cliesapeake have ca p- their r;' "r, blut have abandoned them for 18's, as
tiredd the \vir\e valuable brig herald from Bordeaux more certain ltleir fire and easier niiiag-ed. Capi.
for ciaptiiore. 'h i irinl had encountered a gale of Carden, while lying at Norfolk sorme time ago, obh
wind offithe W~escer!n islands, in wiich sh te :irrica set to conot e r, after examuiniig both
away her foire-top-mlast, m.Rt of her foremast, and hrigates, that he priefernred his own-and also said,
was otlierv:isve crilp ied. c:i. was bc.cahnd to tile vwhen the Amlneran officers have lird as inuchl ex-
Iee\M'id ofthie sitro adion, which cae down upon hler perenee as we haie hlad, tllhe too will e preer tile 18
\-ithi a slifrble(eze, mrld i(he did not take it until they pounders." 1Decatur did ve'ry -well with his 24's ;-
were wiillin 30: ya~. d:; oflier. Shte still attempted and it is best to ifolow t judge Petir advice, and in
an escape, and had *150 -!jlaht 'ired l t her before slhe all cases, "let i~er Wilal i ae."
struck -A sulb,cniption is opened in Virginia to buiiid a ship
Tle' schooner Price, of Baltimore, has arrived at of the line bI) private contributions uild makes a hap-
New-V-ork froit mianitz, w oith at very valuable cargo. py prlg-rcss. The /' will a ls1o "lend i h and."
On the second dav o it she was becalmed inr si'ht of' It is proposed to c I I I t VIr7 l J'IA. Vould not
thet Abereronbiu of.74 guns, who ni'nined 3 boats to the vessel be more aptly named the. "d-'egoci.'ator "
tke her. Whelc tle eicily arrived within musket (Cd We derive this hint from :n excellent carrilcatnre
shot, captain Staples.presented thilm with the con- print, published in .p'ew-,V'As, eailt d h'citl i's is-
tents of his six etri;oiiades4, and they immediately guociation5fior ,iierieani seamann" representing tile fri-
retired very well satisfied, without doing the 1 i lt.- ULnited Si:les.ii fine cuionditioin with all her sails
injury to lha schooner. .', toeing dlite Ahicedoniia: iundlr jiury masts, into
The privatecr ship America, of 18 guns, his re- port, v'ihi her flat unilion doBvn, aid.imuderieaTh tlhe
turned to Salem after. a.4 months cruise, in which stals 'oand stripes of CoClmbia-dist.re.ss ed and priize.
Lhe captured mail, valuable vessels. She was fif- An Am in privteer, nime unknown, appeared
Leen days in the English channel. oft' the harbor of Arrow shot, in the gut of Canso, .
-If any man can receive the followingg facts owith- on the 58th of November. After the captain of a
o"Ut emotion, his blood must be as cold as an adder's British government brig, of 10 g'nns, had as certain-
-o.. board, the British lr"- .. RIomulus, cruising ediher force (4 guns and 35 or, 40 mcnn) he took on
oftf Lisbon, were two .- r. o had been on board 20 volunteers, making his whole crew equal
board about two years, and Iwa.ys reliv:!ed to enter: to 60 men, and in company with a letter of marque
one of them was from Rhode Isianid, the other from ship, went to take tile privateer.:. 'The impudent
New-Castle. Hearing Of'the '.-ar, they asked pei- yankee kept his post;.and without attempting escape,
mission to be considered prisoners of war. They beat them off ltree timls, ,wJhen the. fiailly left him,
were replied to by an order from the captii_ **.i; i-';i e .-;i, i i .1 ill:ged, and heartily sick of the
them 'tarnE DOzEN sISZs3 each; whinich being .:. ,i in! .i .l. '11.: -.....i... .
ed,- the-New-4astle maan submitted-- butvthe Ilhiol Tii i cpt: DaCres ihid killed oait.
"tIder u-ing I ome q ;;n. te.ning language,, was ost Sttwvkb koe (see p.ge BS ia 2o;1d'iadcted.







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Tt is confidently stated in a Charleston paper, that himself of thus publicly returning his most sincere
the British frigate .Soulithamii on, and the- United thanks to the commodore for his hlum:lnity and be-
States brig Vircn (a prize) have' lately been ship- nevolence o him ; andalso to his gallantofficcrs and
wrecked upon the Cat Key, Bahama, Particulars seamenl (many of whom were personally acquainted
not mentioned. with the deceased's father) for having contributed
An ot1l couple, 70 or 80 years of age, residing in largely and honorably towards the support of the
Baltimore, who long have mourned their only son as said deceased's three orphan children,which clearly
dead,had a few days ago thle satisf action to hear that dmcons'trates that the brave American seamen are
ie lived, by a letter dated "on board his manjesjy's ship possessed of both courage and humanity, superior
.PIictire, 'off Cape IHenry,"' where he could look up- to any other nation. May the same spirit that act.-
on his native land and hope to reach it! He was im- rates the crew of the United States animate others
pressed many years :go. to tie like gallant conduct; and the American flag
The British government affords the most extensive wil soon reign triumphant by 1.:nd and sea.
protection to those semli-Jlnmerican vessels that seek In the action with the United States, (says the N.
it by licenses; though her naval officers, not under- Y. Columbian) an American seaman, who had been
standing the matter, frequently vex them, and send impressed into the British service, and was then on
them into port as prizes, where they are immediate- board the Macedonian, was shot with a round 24 lb.
Iv released. ball in the head, and his brains and blood dashed
A gentleman arrived at JA'ew-Yor-k, late op board against a beam and the spar-deck of the ship.. Oi-n
the .tluntat frigate, was infornied that four Ameri- our semen going on board the prize, some of the
cans, who were sent to England to be tried as de- comramdes' of theunfortunate tar pointed out the re-
sertcrs, Iad been cleared, and were than on board on mains of the poor fello\, when.each of the American
theiir returri to hadifaor. He understood they were sailors, and all who have since visited the spot, took
-some of the seamen for whom com. Rodgers had de- a portion of the still remaining gore from the place,
tainted twelve Englishmen as hostages. lie states and swore they would preserve the precious relic to
that tlie crew of the. 'tailenta were much alarmed at the end of their lives, as a stimulus to avenge the
the idea of falling in with the Esser. death oftheir brother on the despoilers of the ocean..
The A:merican account of the capture of the 31fa- Yesterday morning, (says a New-York paper of the
cedoinima has beeli published at ffakf/l-, without corn- 9th inst.) during the preparations for the sailors' dill-
mcnt. We, therefore, suppose that she was not "de- ner at the city hotel, a lady in the house was deli-
fictive." vered of a fine son, which Was presented to the gal-
Mi:iARlKAiit.E S.itLa-n .-`The privateer brig Ana- hint commodore in the course of the day, and named.
con.da, arrived at New-Lolidon from Hart-Island, i, l '. Jecatur.
eight hours, ai distance of 120 miles, which is the I'he privateer schooner Revenge, of 3 guns, (one
shol:test passage ever known. Capt. Shaler expect- of them a 12 pounder) capt. Sinclair, of this port,
ed to take a few additional :ands'there, and in one has been taken and carried into Halifax, after a brave
or two days proceed oil his cruise.-.\V Y. Coll. resistance. She was first attacked by a sloop that
A letter from Sackett's Harbor, dated the 28th went out, manned with about 100 volunteers, and
Sf December, says- carrying 6 gius, fib" the express purpose of taking
I"Our fleet has had heretofore entire command of her ; she maintained a running fight of four hours
tie L:ke, but the season prevents any further active with tlle sloop, and finally beat her off. A three
operations for the present. The enemy has suffici- lasted schooner or lugger; of 17 guns, Wras then
e.t force to cope with it, if they lhad sufficient expe- sent out, which succeeded in taking the privateer,
'iencc; teh;ey are devoid of both these requisites. after a short contest. In tie battle with tie sloop,
"The ptofies and men are in good spirits. The Bri- the lRevenge had one man (by the name of Warner)
tish fleet has gone into Kingston and laid iup there. killed, and 3 wounded. It is reported the sloop had
It isproba.lle we shall be attacked by tle enemy between 40 and 50 killed ad wounded. Sulsm pup.
wlen the navigation is sutficiently closed-we ex- Tile nautical skillof the officers of our navy has
pect they will cross on sledges witlh a view of des- been before proven and acknowledged by the enemy.
troving our shipping. Should they cross, we will The instance now offered to the public cannot be
use every exertion. for the preservation of the fleet. ungratiftving to the friends of a navy or to the
We shall rely principally upon thle sailors and regu- friends of the officer who conducted the retreat.-
la's, as there is no dependence to be placed upon The United States brig Argus, captain Sinclai, sail-
T fhe militia. I fear we shall not be able to oppose the ed li-om Hloston in company with the hUniled States.
force that may bie brought against us, oviing to the After parting witli hl:- consort .she proceeded to the
mor tality that prevails among tlhe troops; nearly one coast of'Brazil, down tile nortii coast of the country
half our0 force was reported this morning as unfit from St. Roquo to Suirinam, thence he passed to the
for duty." windward of the islands and iln .eery direction be-
RICIIAneI M. quarter-master, died on board tfween the Bermud:as, HaIlifix and tlih continent.-
the fi-igate President, Oct. 16. A few hours before After a lapse of 96 days, she has returned into port,
.iis death, hie informed con. Rodgers that lie had a having made five prizes valued at about 5200,000.-
wife and three children in Boston, depedepeent on him During her crlui:e sl.e fell in with a squadron of the
for support; and expressed considerable anxiety for leemy, consisting of six sail, two of which were of
..-,.i. knowing he had but little time to live. Soon the line, one of tlhcm a remarkable fhst sailer.--The
after his death, at the suggestion of com. Rodgers, favor of the moon cbenbling them to chase as well at
a subscription paper was opened, (which lie lhcaded) n.gt, as in (the day, the chase was continued for
and was handed through the ship to the officers and Itcre days, without intermission and under various
crew for subscription, when upwards of seven hun- circumstances, but the unrmenitted exertions of his
dricddollars -. i-i .- 1; r 111- i. subscribed by the ge- o,!icers and crew enabled himi to elude the pursuit.
nervous and -*.. I i t i... tilars, fbr the relief of '.essed on all sides by the number of the enemy and
poor .iMoss's widow ad children. :!e balloting and unsettled state of the weather, 'the
A.ddrtss rof. tlhaks.i-Tle .father. of the deceased \ rg.is was at one time withi" musket shot of a 74,
John Archibald, who fell in t!e -lat' galtli t action oin iind at iBlothier sori'onded'; the determined vigillanace
. hoard the frigate United States,. nnder the cooioand o~ captain Sinclair rescued her however friomt the
ou' the heroic commodore Steplren Decattl, > .,. I '. I








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T'ic-" had joined. i the chase an armed transport, of a government in:the Mssissippi territory, in obe-
with a view no doubt of distracting the attention dience to the provisions of the act supplemental to
and deceiving the chase, which being, discovered,he the last mentioned act. The bill was read and pass-
bore dowi upon her and compelled her to clear the ed to a second reading.
wav. Such was the confidence of captain Sinclair HOUSE Or IIi:PRESESTATIVES.
in the sailing of the Argus, that during the chase Thursday, Jani. 7.-The house as before resumed
ai, i,.., l1. at one time so closely pressed as to be com- the consideration of the bill for raising an additional
i. 11 d1 1. lighten his vessel, by throwing over his military force.
spare anchors and spars and deck boats, and start- IMr. D. R. Iti7liams with a view to propose certain
ing the salt water with which his casks had been fill- amendments wished to re-commit it to the conm
ed as the fi*esh had been used, and reduced n o the mittee of the whole, which Was agreed to.' Hte
last necessityof wetting his sails; vet did he pre- then moved to amend the bill by inserting "such
serve all hii guns, and one night during the chase number of regiments not exceeding twenty, as the
he found time to capture, man and dispatch a prize president might think necessary to the public scr-
So close was they 1upon his heels that when lie again vice,"-his object was (as this bill goes to repeal the
imtade sail, two of, the ships opened their batteries act f!r volunteers) that such number might be de-
pon hint. iucted fioom the amount as there were of volunteers
The Ar.gus was built at Boston about ten years etw in the service. The motion was agreed to.-
ago, and has not siuce undergone anv materarial re- IMr. JIL 4Clay moved that the time of enlistment
pairs-she has been wiith a short intermission con- should be for three years instead of one, i.:- i; ..1
stantlv in service, is admitted to be one of the finest by a large majority. Messrs. Bleeccker ,,.I '. -
vessels in the service of her class. During the late madge then spoke against the bill generally, and tile.
cruise we understand she complained a good deal, house adjourned.
and cannot proceed to sea without repairs. The Friday, Jan. 8.-Mr..Tennings after some pointed
model of such a vessel as the Argus is certainly in- renmrks on the state four frontiers, proposed three
estimable. Ja't. Intel. resolutions having aview to the raising of 12 com-
panies of rangers, ind for compensating such of the
Militia and volunteers as should ofler their services,
American Prizes, &c. which were laid upon the table.
'The house thell resumed the unfinished business
wiEteLY LIsT-CONTINUED FRPIOM i'PAs 302. of yesterday. Mr. If7heaton spoke against the bill.
"The winds and seas are Britain's i ide domain, 0n motion of Mr. M.A'Kee it was so amended as to
iAlld not a sail, but by plerni.i.rit spreads ,!
Anid not a saiil, but ty -pmi,,,i s, al egier p lac e the appointment of the other field officers as
311. BrigI)art, 8 guns, of and for Port Glascow, well as the colonels, in the president and senate.-
richly laden with runm, cotton and cocoa, captured Mr. Cla!y (the speaker) then spoke in favor of tlhe
near the western islands by the Amterica of Salem bill, and after proceeding about an hour, declared
and sent into that port. The America had captured himself exhausted, and obliged to stispenid his re-
two other very valuable vessels, which are expected mar-ks to a future opportunity. The committee then
daily; and at the time the prize left her had upwards rose, reported progress, and the house adjourned.
of'0b prisoners on board. Saturday, .Ja. 9.-Mr. Cheves, from the cc.m-
312. Ship Queen, 16 guns and 40 men, from Li- mitice of ways and means, among other bills re-
verpool, with a cargo inioiced at fi.om 70 to 100,000 ported a bill to increase the salaries of the secreta-
sterling, captured by the General Armstrong of N. ries of the war and navy departments (to a level with
York, but unfortunately wrecked off Nantucket.- t thtwo other secretaries) which was twice read.-
She was, perhaps, the most valuable prixe vet made. ''The house resumed the army bill, as before-M fr
This ship was bound to Surrinam, and was bravely Clay finished his observations. Mr. Quincy made a
defended, the captain, his first officer and nine of few remarks in rejoinder, and Mr. Sheffe wishing
"his crew being killed before sihe was surrendered.- to speak, it was agreed that the committee should
The Gen. Armstrong was not much injured by the rise, report progress and ask leave to sit again.
contest. Monday, .Tianuary, 11. The house resumed the
313. Brig James and Charlotte, from Liverpool army bill as before. Mri Sheffey spoke against it,
for St. John's, --- guns, with coal, dry goods, &c Land Mr. sRober.ton in support of it. The committee
sent into Salem by the America oflthat port. obtained leave to sit again;
314. Schooner --- laden with dry goods, &c. 'TuI'esdat Januaryj 12. The house again resumed_
from Jamaica fbo the Spanish Main-valuable-sent the atrry bill. AMr, Eiott spoke against the bill anid
jinio Savannah by thle Liherty of Baltimore. The against the war-Mr. Afacon replied.
prize carries two guns and lad thirty men--the pri- 1'Wednesday, January 13. After transacting some
steer had only one gun and forty nmen. other business, the house proceeded to consider the
army bill, as before-on the question, shail the bill
pass ?--Mr. Cutas spoke in reply to)-ftlrme remarks
Proceedings of Congrcss. of Mr.. Qui'nc,,, and in support of the bill. Mrl. A'Ke
S' followed on the same side. AAtd Mr. 'anidolph suc-
SF. o;N :-- .n' M t, Ara A Iei 1 1. cceded in opposition to it. No decision.
Mr. Bayard from Drlaware, appeared and trok his [(C'- On looking at the journal of congress for
seat. many days past, all persons will at least agree that
1tMr. Bradley, f'om the committee to whom was re- the freedom of debate is allowed its utmost latitude.
-conniitted.the Mississippi bill, reported in part, "a The discussion of the 'bill for creating an additional
bill to carry into effect thie report made to congress military force, has involved the whole police of the
in J'lebruairy, one thousand eight hundred and three, United States, f'oeipgz andi .domestc, past and pre-
byh.lamcs i:MdisOtn, then secretary of state, Albert sent. As every thing lhas been saiid that tan be said,
C allatin, secretary of the treasury, and Levi Lin- we trust, as a great deal is yet to do, th.t congress
coll, attorney-general of t.he U. States, commission will begin to act; for their time is short.]
ers appointed in pursuance of the.act entitled "An Thaursday, .Tan. 14.-Aftdr Messi-s. Stosw, Calhoun,
act for an amuic.able settlement of limits with the Key, :ad Clevcs had s'pokeni,'thle addition army bill
state f Georgia, and authitising' t~c estab!'lhment" w vs carried--yeas 77, iays 4v. Partileears Ihreafter.








.12V0 TH'E WEEKLY -.IEGSTER.---CHR.ONICL}.

Ohio iTir StonTes-. .I. ,inwseas of fedrkl" votes, rut tto e :c st;.;:'.
Ih i y the "republicans," who did n(o attend the
Always delighted to notice "he openiui To reso'ur. ..i i ..
our countDry, and happy with any incident-lihat re- A report prevailed in London about the L12th r
lieves our dependence forfareig-n supplies, it is Nov. that Mr. B 0oi-,, our minister in IF'rnc,, had
with unconioon pleasure that we give place to -1 .. :. to the head-qu.arters of tie emperor. to
fillowilng imiport:nt communication ironi a corres- obtain the loin of 12 sail o thie line cand 36 f'igates,
pondeun at Ciin:'i rair, well aOsured tihat is state- fori tie use of the United States during the prcseni'
menit may be implicitly relied on. war with Great Britain. The iniitstcrial editors are
"At a time like the lprcesscti, W.uen the injustice so clamorous on this that we plainly perceive their
and of Eiuroean nations have forced us fears. They talk lustily of "French influence" and
into t. rie nlainTLic.I nce o' our rights and our the like, as is their business to do. We know noth-
indepcndence, and. whOe ti-e establisihmce(t and f-- ,,,. 4 this proposition but froim the London papers,
tering support of every sp'ecies of domestic manu- and. these papers do inot always spe.k tile truth!i
fecture, is of the first importance, everN discovery, But if -,ce had the ninmber of vessels the enemy as-
-ihich .increases our knowledge of the internal re- sigs us bythis project, we il,.: ..- ,.1,r
sources of our country, :nd les sens our dependence soon be opened firomi their cannon's mouth that would
upon foreign .nations, will be iewe-d with sincere produce all we want--a safe and honorable peace, in
pleasure by every rel. American, as anloliler link to a, ery short time. If Gr(eait Jirilain shall fight u-;
the chain of, in'is.soeacc., which bids fair. at no into a naval pow er as she did into an independent
distantperiod, to encircle the wide etentaoc .,i n.... ,,, she willcqually repent it. -
itnd happy country. Tlihe news from ltussia is 'vaRue and uncertain. The
"From considerations, like these, it ciTords me generahty of the accounts received by way of Lon-
much pleasure to have it in my power to intuorm youl don, shew that the l'renclh'have met with some se-
that an extensive quarry of .'lmerican "Jliirs" has vere checks. But the 25th bulletin places the mat-
been discovered in this state, near the head of R.i- ter in a very different view-vet some account this
coon creek, about thirty-five miles, in a south-cast paper spurious. We c:-:xpct soine authentic intel-
iireci tion, from this place. It is found in rocks, -, I. .. fir our next.
the surface of 'le earth, large enough to make mill- Fro.mn Spahin w e learn that the British suffered
stones of any size. From these rocks a greatt mi 'ny ,1 at the si ge of JBurgos, without I' ,'
pair have already been made, aind taken to ..- ,..od. The French have re-taken .adrid; lord
p:.rts of the state. Owbing! to the plenty in which lliigstoin had retreated to ,utaiomincc, leaving his
Shese rocks, are found aft the surface, it has not yet sick, x wounded ad m cannon behind him. It was sup-
beein necessary o examine farther, bhut there can It--. .1 i would rel ire to Lisbon: he had called up-
no doubt, it is suhicivre ly extensive xelo warrant ,, people of S/,ain and 1'ortiugal to rise ent. asse.
belief that the cuoar'ry is inexhaustible. Thle mill- From;, hence a tolerable idea may be formed of the
5 oies made at th;iis quarry, be:.-' '. resetmbl real slate of thing s in the Penilnsula.
since to tie "Yreinch Buirs -....... i. them, ai The Russians have made great exertions t-. rn, --
rug'ged and cellular appearances. The substance cf' t.e urks onl their side against Flrance. I '
t!ce actionn creek Btir-i', appears to be fo-rmed of in- fiensive treaty of alliance tlicy offered to renounce all
-aina-erable fossils of the hardest kind of flint, cc- the countries s on the left side of the Pruth-but tle
lmenitcd, as if by the action of fire, into a mass, con- Grc:im( Turk turned a dea cart to their propositions.
Training numberless cavities, filled with loose .I. I c.. ,ew Russian province south of the the Pruti, a
and sand. 'Upon ,'. a piece of stec -li- i.l of Moldavia, has received the name of Bes-
-urf.cce, a stream of sparks follows the (..l ..- saraba.
These mill-stones are fund, upon Iria:l, to be, not The0 diet of Pl'cid, issued an order on tie 6th of
only cqtcal, but reaig sipei'ior' to the iFren'ch Burrs ; October fo'r raisingI a netw levy of 4c,.000 imeni, at the
the flour icing nicer, the stones riuninii loiiger .; -.. .. ; 'thie emperor of the :rnch.
-,ut dressing, :m ca grinding a g.'reatcr quantii in i tlIe ..
same time. So much is genera! \VWorhlington* con The Bitish 1 ,1I l. ., as usual.
vinced of t ric,' facts, that having procured a pair, A gentleman of Portseca (says a Lo.dicm paper) it
to do coimitri work at his merchant mill, near this is said, has i submitted to government a shell, that at.
place, lie fimnid them so much sulrriorn to lhis JFreonchl thle immense distance of three n:,'.ts will explode
uirrs, that lie has actually throvIo- the latter out, andl 20 balls of conibustibl mlnatter of three inches di-
sublstituted in their pi .. :' of IRacooni creek meter, and upwards of 1000 musket and pistol balls:
Burrs I1 From the reat: .. : .lheie iBurrs, tihey these will be scattered on lte horizon" within a cir-
are sold at the cqu1rry for from 0u 'to 120 dollars per cle whose diameter is 1400 yards. Thle eight, of
pair." tihe shell will be upwards of 2 1-2 cwt.
AV.._-'- -We understand (says a New York paper) that h:P.
'riE CH ONICLE. oloseph G. Chambers, of uitzern county, Pemnsylva-
ilci, lhica inveitted a uNv, which he c:an .1.... ill suhe
Cen. John .qrnmsiron g has been appointed secretl- a tmannier, that by a single operation t.I ,. u'igg'ero
rv at warx, nod ca:pt. I1 itliain .Jstnes, of Philadelphia, it will discharge several loads in succession, (say 6
an old an exper-ie!cd seaman, appointed secretary or 8) with a space between each sufficient to take
of tihe n;,vy. Periapls no two persons could be se- another aim. Tihis gun has but one barrel, and does
elected to bring into thr- executive more decision and not exceed a common gun in sizr. J'.. Y. Pap.
strength, than these gcitleomnci. A London paper states that betw'-een tlhirtv and
Richacrit kirm; f$Irav,h lra i ei, Tamnes i ask,' Charles fortY Ane.rican ships all rich l"adecn with iallic
-ich, Wiliamn and H'ii am C. Bnrade!, Esqrs. pro uce, are vina in Goitenrnvc wic:h port tley
republic-ns, 1;ha-e ICeen elected reT-presentatives .' as a place of safely. on lie ii of ;he War.
the 13th congress of the United SuAtes siy thea co-i a -
ple of Ver.umoi, by an average majority of 2 t0 votes., he British have lately ca ptCred sever o our
S.is4 id athe reduedCd not. was not owi,,g es els bound to and from I car-ncc-but not so many
,i t re s they used to do cIfo',e the declaration of the Vwr.
*Sid)tot.in Conpfi's, 't :bo, gii thie trade ha1i- been more active,