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VOL. VI. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1818 No. 1566
T lHE members of the General Committee of
the Columbian Institute are hereby noti-
lied, that an adjourned meeting will be held at
the General 'ost Office Builaing, on Monday
next, the 19th dav of January current, at 7
o'clock P. M.
.:n 1 2-4t
HAS in the gaol of Washington a very like-
ly young negro man, about 21 years of age
which he wishes to dispose of He is well
grown, active and strong, a good waiter, cook,
hostler, & plantation servant-he has run away,
which is the cause of his being sold. B650 is
the lowest price for said negro. Any person
wishing to purchase, will please direct a note
to Dr. Ch. Bruce, at the Union tavern, George-
town. A negotiable note, with an approved
ep.dorser, at 60 or 90 days, will be accepted.
ON Saturday next, the;17th inst. will be sold
by public auction, at the store belonging
to R. C Weightman, Esq. on 6th street, near
Davis's hotel, an invoice of valuable articles, of
a good quality.
1 case B us-els rugs
I case imperial and plush do
I do docarpeting
1 do furniture chintz
12 pieces furniture calico
6 do double stockinet
I bale potter's sheeting
I do Russia do
1 do crash
2 ps blue cloth
2 pieces dimity
4 do coarse drab cloth
With other articles not here enumerated
The sale is peremptory; to commence st
11 o,clock a. m. in lots and by the piece, to
suitpurchasers,on a credit of 3 months for all
sums over 50 dollars.
D. BATES, auc'r.
Elegant Mlantle & Drawing RIoom
UST received and for ,ale by Geo. Beall,
Pennsylvania avenue, next door to the Pa-
triotic B .nk,
2 41 inches by 21 single plate
1 31 do by 20 do do
2 31 do by 20 double do
inn 12 -St
Desirable Dwelling H ullSu
Out Buildings,&c. near the Protestant Church,
by private contract.
FOR sale by private contract, a desirable 2
I story brick dwelling house, situated near
tiie Protestant church. The house is 25 feet
6 inches front, running back 36 feet. I con-
tains 8 good rooms-the kitchen is 16 ft square
---and has a good store room, together with a
convenient smoke house, all of brick, and of
the best workmanship. For further parsieu--
lars, and the terms of sale, which will be libe-
ral, inquire of
D. MALLORY, Auctioneer.
Georgetown, J n 12- 6t
ALL persons having claims against the estate
of the late Henry Hlerford, \who did not,
previous to their presenting to the Trustees,
duly authenticate them, are requested to do so,
and to present them to the subscriber, whom
the said Trustees have empowered to settle all
concerns in relation thereto. A dividend of one
third the amount is now ready to be made.
JAS. LAlINED, Adm'r.
RESPECTFULLY informs her customers
and the Ladies of Washington, George-
town, and its vicinity, that she has just recei-
ved from Philadelphia, in addition to her for.
ONE BOX ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
Hair Netis, Turbans, Pelisse Trimmings,
Combs, Rouge Tablet, & various other articles.
MIRS. COOLIDG E
IAS three pleasant rooms ttill remaining
vacant, in which a few boarders may be
agreeably accommodated. The situation is a
pleasant one, at the east corner of the Seven
20 DOLLARS REWARD.
I' TAS stolen out of my stable, on the night
V of the 8th inst. a large bay mare, up-
wards of 15 hands high, has a small star in her
forehead,&,as well as I recollect,the right hind
foot white. Has the appearance of having had
the scratches, the hair being off one of her an-
cles behind; is shod all round, the shoes new
on the hind feet; trots, paces and canters; but
her common gait is a pace, and is about 7 or 8
years old. I will give the above reward for
the mare and thief, or five dollars for the mare.
THOSE. FEN WICK,
Near the turnpike road between the city
and Bladensburg. 5
To be Sold on Commissioll,
AT the new store on the capitol hill, nearly
opposite Major Bailey's bell tavern, an
invoice of fashionable robes, laces, edgings,lace
caps, extra long and short kid gloves, and
handsome pearl Landeaux,which have been late-
ly received from France.
And a collection of handsome clocks, ala-
baster vasae, plated candlesticks, tea sets and
other articles, vertical jacks, some superior
fowling pieces in cases, with their implements
complete, sets of brass and polished steel, fire
irons, cunlery, Eau de Cologne, block tin dish
covers, some Brussels carpeting, paper hang-
ings, and gold and silver watches.
IHAVE appointed Mr. Joseph Brooks my A-
fe;t to rent hnd collect the rents of my
houses in Georgetown,
TO those who wish to make a fortune, or
obtain great bargains by the rent of pro-
perty. The subscriber,being involved in debt
and having such a multiplicity of business to
attend to, has given up the idea of keeping
Berkeley Springs next year; therefore he will
positively rent out for one year all the valua-
ble property at Bath Berkely Springs, Va. viz.
the large elegant stone and brick house which
I have a lease of from Mr. Abernathy, Nicholas
Orrick, Esq'rs white house, and the large yel-
low coffee house, together with all my houses
in the town, my farm adjoining, with elegant
meadows, all in good repair, and oneofthe most
superb gardens, of 2 acres of ground, in the
highest cultivation, and immediate possession
will be given, to the highest bidder, for what-
ever the property will bring, one half to be
paid in cash,and the balance in one year, before
the door of the Bell Tavern, in the City of
Washington, on Friday, the 30th of January,
1818, where due attention will be paid by the
public's humble servant,
50 Dollars Reward.
E t LOPED between Piscataway anud Port To-
bacco, on Friday, the 10th January, two
Negroes, one a very smart boy called Reuben,
fair completed, with corduroy pantaloons and
roundabout, about 14 years old; the other a
negro girl, about 18 years old, called Miriam,
very black ; she wore away a silk great coat,
and had a bundle of clothes with her. They
eloped from a gentleman that was to deliver
them at Occoquan mills, the girl to remain
there, and the boy to be sent home to me. I
yesterday received information that both were
gone; the boy has not yet returned, and it is
supposed that they both are now lurking in the
c-ty. The boy was lately purchased trunm Mr
King, and thie girl from Mr. Forrest, both of
this place. I forewarn all persons from harbor-
ing them, under the penalty of the law, and will
pay th t above reward if taken out of the Dis-
trict, or 520 within the District, and reasona-
ble charges paid by
111CK COPIPER, of 3-16, 4-16, or No. 5, by
1 the i'e,, of the first qualities, suitable for
the Ihoilrs of StcaIin EnginLs.
lest lpper-, of various dcsasriptions, for Ship.
building and Sheathing.
.Best Bira:ier's Copper, of various sizes.
Finebt Capper-, for Engravers, various sizes.
Orders for various descriptions of Copper, ad-
dressed to Thoinas Dobson, No. 41 south second
street, Philadelplhia, speedily executed, on mo-
M R. JAMES GODDA1i) offers his services
1..1. to the public as a Conveyancer, at his
res dence, near the junction of E street and the
His hours ofulciag business in the above line
will be from 3 to 0 o'clock p. m. His charges
are moderate. Titiings and extracts left with
him wil be promptly attended to.
jin 10 -witf
lITHERS &. W ASHINGTON, one door E.
I'V of the Patriotic BHank, have received a-
handsome assortment of Merino Shawls, cheap-
er thar ary ever offered in the District.
Also, Shephead's best superfine blue and
black cloths, figured India mull muslins, with
a general assortment of dry goods, which they)
offer for sale at the most reduced prices for
25 Dollars Reward,
ILL be given toany person who will appre-
head and secures German Redemptioner.
by the name of Frederick Schuman, who has
indented himself to me for a term of years;
who it is believed is now lurking in Alexan.
dria, as he was seen yesterday with a compan-
ion, who has this morning been appreh ended.
He has a sallow complexion, is much pitted
with the small pox. talks very fast, spit-
ting muc. at the same time, and is a lock
and gunsmith by trade. As he has no mo-
ney it is probable he will engage to work
in some shop, or armory. His object is to get
to Balt:more ; but it is not improbable that he
may hear of the apprehension of his compan-
ion this morning and make into the country or
across the river thro' Georgetown or the city
He speaks French and German, but no En-
glish; he is about 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high.
His clothes are not known, as it is ascertained
that he changed them all except a pair of new
velvet pantaloons, which he probably still has
on, in Alexandria. All persons lare forbid to
harbor the saidSchuman under the severest pe-
nalties of the law.
Apply to me at Mrs. Clark's, F street, Wash-
ROBERT S. GARNETT
too DOLLARS REWARD.
AN away from the subscriber, living in
Georgetown, D. C. on the 22d inst. a mu.
-.tto man slave, about 26 years old, called Tom.
He is 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, not a bright
mulatto, large boned, with high cheek bones,
and rather awkwardly made about the feet,
which are very large. Tom has been accus-
tomed to house work, can read and write, may
very possibly have a forged certificate of free-
dom, and calls himself Thomas Johnson; he
took with him a great coat of coarse shaggy
cloth, pantaloons of dark olive colored thick-
set, nearly new, and a roundabout ofgrey cloth,
much worn-pretty good hat and shoes. Fifty
dollars will be paid for his apprehension so that
I get him again, if taken 40 miles from home
or in the District, and 100 if beyond the state of
Maryland in a north east direction, or 100 miles
THOMAS T. GANTT.
Georgetown, dec 11-tf
Military and General Agency,
Washington City, Dec. 30, 1817.
LAIMS continue to be managed, and all bu-
siness of an agency nature to be transacted
with promptitude and punctuality.
Purchases and sales of soldiers' lands and
other lands throughout the United States, are
effected through the medium of the Land Bu-
reau attached to this agency. Forms of con-
veyance, and all other forms furnished.
Farmers and Mechanic's Bank,
Georgetown, Dec. 31, 1817,5
TIIE Board of Direcr ors have declared a di-
vidend of 5 percent. for the half year end-
ing this day. The same will be paid to the
Stockholders or their representatives on the 1st
C. SMITH, Cashier.
CARVING AND GILDING.
THE subscriber begs leave to inform the
public, that he has opened a shop in the
above line, nearly opposite the Centre market,
on the avenue, where he solicits its patronage.
He makes LookingGlasses and Picture Frames,
Window and Bed Cornices, &c. in the most
fashionable style. He has for sale an assort-
ment of Looking Glasses, and a few valuable
Prints and Faintings.
ONE hundred and thirty thousand SLATES,
of a superior quality, just received per
sloop Sally and Eliza,and for sale by
TH. H. HOWLAND.
Alexandria, 9th mo. 8th tf
A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF
AMONG ST which are the following articles,
4 quarter casks Madeira Wine
4 do Sh erry
2 do T:neriffe
2 do Malaga
2 do Lisbon
2 do Port
10 boxes Claret
2 puncheons Jamaica Spirit
S do W. India do
2 pipes old Cognac Brandy
15 boxes real Spanish Cigars
A few boxes common do
2 pipes Holland Gin
Hyson and I 1
Coftee, a few bags
Lump and SUGARS
5 casks Cheese
25 boxes spermaceti, mould and dipt Can-
A few boxes Soap and Wash Balls
15 to 2t kegs best English Mustard
A few boxes Raisins
Cask- fresh Currants
A ie' bbis Whiskey
Indigo and Fig Blue
A few reams waiting Paper
L.rge and small twist Tobacco
Sweet Oil, by the box, flask or bottle
And an assortment of glass, crockery &
All of which will be sold low at the sub-
scriber's store in Georgetown, opposite the
Post Office, Falls street, or in the city, next
door to the oilice of the National Intelligencer.
P. BEEDI1NG &. CO. have just received,
2 cases rich Merino Shawls, comprising
the largest and most elegant assortment of that
article that ever was offered in the district-
which will ;positively be sold extremely low,
for cash or to punctual dealers.
1 case superior Canton crapes
1 do rich worked and plain mull mulls
On sale, a general supply of fancy and sub-
Which they are determined to sell at the most
reduced prices, in order to reduce their stock
of goods by the spring. The public are invi-
ted to call at their store, as they may rely on
purchasing goods very low.
Bridge street, 2 doors below the-
Union Bank. 5
Georgetown, dec 20-tf
Central Bank of Georgetown and Wash-
OTICE is hereby given, that a dividend of
6 per cent. on the stock of this Bank, has
been this day declared, payable to the Stock-
holders or their legal representatives, on or af-
ter the first day of January, 1818.
By order of tle Board, Dec 30, 1817.
THOMAS T. GANTT, Cash'r.
HE Directors of the Georgetown Potomac
Bridge Company have this day declared a
dividend of four and a half dollars per share on
the stock of this institution, payable on or after
the first day of January, 1818.
Georgetown, dec 30-jan 3-3w
100 Dozen Old Madeira Wine.
LSO, Madeira in pipes, quarter and half-
Lisbon St. Julien Claret
Malaga and Vin de Grave and
Old Hock Frontinac.
French Brandy, Jamaica Spirits, Old Whis-
key, and Peach Brandy, for sale at the Wine
N. B. Orders from gentlemen residing in the
City of Washington, or in Georgetown, will be
attended to, by a careful person, without ex-
pense. A. R.
Georgetown, dec 2-tf
FOUR large and well finished THREE STO-
RY BRICK HOUSES, belonging to and
adjoining the residence of Col. John Cox, on
First Street. These Dwellings have all con-
venient out houses, and are calculated for
genteel families. Apply to
Prospect street, Georgetown.
Georgetown, nov 22-2m
T HE store occupied by Mr. J. Carmichael,
L directly opposite the Centre market, o'
which possession can be had on the 4th Nov'r.
next. For terms apply to Miss Campbell, as
the house adjoining the store, or to the subscri.
ber in Georgetown.
"Good Wine needs no bush."
Wine and Liquor Store.
THE subscriber has just received, from the
house of P. Wager & Co. Philadelphia, a
choice selection of the following- articles:
Superior old Madeira in pipes 1
Do do bottled
Do port on tap and bottled Wines
Do Chateaux Margaux claret
Do Teneritfe, sherry and Lisbon)
Old Cogninc Brandy,Jamaica Spirits, and
All of which he will dispose of on reasonable
terms, a few doors east of Mr. Davis's hotel
JOHN GRAEFF, Jun,
0o-A few choice articles in the GROCERY
line are just received and offered on the most
N. B. The above articles are of unexception-
able character in the- District.
F OR sale a few thousand dollar of Western
bank notes. Tnquire at my Stock,Exchange
and Broker's Office, Bridge street, George-
THOMAS C. WRIGHT
From London, Liverpool and Bremen,
FV~HE following goods, which are offered for
3 sale at very low prices, viz.
10 bales superfine, line and common broad
cloths, assorted colors
5 bales double and single mill'd cassi-
3 do forest cloths and plains
1 do doublemill'd drab cloth
6 do Rose, point and stripe blankets
1 do Pelisse cloths
2 cases worsted and lamb's wool hose, ve-
2 do net suspenders
1 do ivory, tortoise shell and horn combs,
1 trunk elegant morocco pocket books
2 cases table mats and doyleys
4 do linen matrass tickings
2 do gilt, plated, glass and pearl buttons
2 do single and double barrelled fowling
2 do feathers and fashionable trimmings
10 casks cutlery, containing ivory handled,
self tin, tip, ,-,und buck, for buck,
gr'.: : ".m ad 1'.v. b," .r':"ea ,e, thrks
-fine and common pen, pocket and
desk knives, so;ssors, razors, &c.
3 cases fancy petrifactions
1 do sword tuck and plain walking canes
1 do champaign glassses
1 do eiegat gold chains, seals, keys and
1 do elegant gilt do and redicule clasps
I cask japanaed ware
2 do colle. minds
2 cases London dolls
4 do Nuremburg toys
1 do violins
10 bales Heeden rolls
1 do Dantzic linens
1 cask elegant plated castors
1 case silver plated, steel and tortoise shell
4 casks saws, chissels, gouges, hammers,
and various fine tools
1 case painted, Britannia and gilt snuff
300 M. needles, containing various kinds
and qualities, in tin cases
1 case Lancaster slates and german mem-
1 cask brass candlesticks and glass knobs,
elegant, with a variety of fancy arti-
cles, too numerous to particularize
1 case watch chrystals
2 cases cress a l Morlaix
2 bales of 4 bushel bbgs
He e.lv/icts in a few days,
9 packages arrived in Philadelphia, by the A-
lert from London, consisting of
1 bale Saxon wool cloths and cassimeres
2 do assorted hearth rugs
1 case extra fiae, fine and common mathe-
matical instruments, microscopes, te-
lescopes and opera glasses
1 case barometers and thermometers
1 do looking glasses
1 do cotton balls and patent wire thread
1 do patent colored and scotch sticking
1 package whalebone, for corsets
.lso, expected to arrive daily,
4 packages, containing London made ball
White velvet, for painting
Boot webb, carpet and other bindings
1 case small globes
1Also, on consignment,
2 cases domestic fine cloths and cassi-
6 do of Spanish segars, in whole and half
18 do Bordeaux wine
2 do old hock do
5 do Madeira
2 cases pins
1 cask nutmegs
13 do assorted shot
3 cases cabinet furniture
3 bales sheathing paper
2 do sugar wrapping paper, &c.
High Street, Georgetown.
ITHE subscriber will sell on reasonable terms
the following property inthecity of Wasl..
Lot No. 2 in square 43-lot 1 in square 60-
lot 3 in square 83-lot 6 in square 120---and
lot 9 in square 665.
Also, lots No. 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 in square
141-lots No- 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 15, 16 and 17,
in square 847-and lots No. 20 & 21 in square
882. An unquestionable title will be made to
the purchasers of the above property, by
Georgetown, April 22-tf
Bank of the Metropolis.
1HE B3od (f Directors have decl.'ed a dl-
vidend of 5 per cent. for the half year end-
ing this day, on all stock in s.id Rank, on
which, according to the rules of the Bank, a-
dopted in pursuance of theact ofincorporation,
a dividend is to be paid; and which is now-
ready to be paid at Bank when called for.
By ord'r of the Bliod.
ALEXANDER KERR, Cash'r'
Stone Seal Engraver, 65, South Thirdl
COATS of Arms, Crests, Initials, Heads, Fi-
NJ gures, Emblematic subjects, engraved in
Intag'lio or Ctnww.
Ladies' Seals engraved with fancy devices,
names, mottoes, &c.
Grders from any part of the United States,
punctually attended to.
SN Mr. Coombes's wha f, and for sale, 3000 ,
bushels of Hetli's best Coal, adapted ei-
ther for smith's use or the grate. For terri,
apply to Mr. George Sandford
Daily expected from Manchester, a cargo of
3000 bushels of Heth's grate Coal, of superior
quali y Those who wish to purchase wil please
to make application as above, or to Mr. Thom-
N. B. 8 kegs small twist Richmond chewing
Tobacco, of good quality, for sale on moderate
TO BE LET
FOR one or more years, one of the best gro-
F cery stands in Georgetown, situate on
Bridge street, between the Union Tavern and
the new bridge over Rock Creek, at present
occupied by Mr. C. Carlisle and Co. an, hbaa
been occupied by him for upwards of 5 years.
The store and cellars are large, with two sepa.
rate dwellings above. For terms, which will
be moderate,apply to Daniel Reirtzel, asq.near
the premises, or the subscriber; Possession
may be had the 15th of February next, or per-
haps sooner if desired.
200 Dollars Reward.
DAN away from the bsbscAiber, living in
Charlies County. Md. dining his absence
at Alexandria, on Friday, the 26th Dcc. 1817,
Two negroes, Mar) and Mason-Mary aged a-
bout 24 years, 4 feet 5 or 6 inches high ; she
has on her right breast a very la-rge scar, oc-
casioned by an imposthume. Mason is about
21 years of age, 5 fee- 7 or 8 inches high-
They are both very black end i:kely, and took
with them thrir fi'rr.ale infant bout 7 -ni., ,. -:
old, as als. a variety of clothing, but it r, .re
than probable they will exchianfte 'hm for
asat tlhein'--g- .t- -.
from their mrn:s 'res ,. :.r ,, .,-',, -.
may enable them them the more readily to do
so. I am inducedto believe they have obtain-
ed a pass.
The above reward will be paid if appre.
ended without the state or District of Colum-
bia, air secured in any gaol (so that I get them
again) within the state or district of Columbia,
or one hundred dollars for either. If appre.
ended within the state, and secured in gaol,
one hundred dollars will be given for both, or
fifty dollars for either.
jan 8 -
SOLD ERS' BOUNTY LANDS.
THE subscriber will purchase, and pay the
I. highest price, cash, for Soldiers' Bounty
Lands, inr the Illiois Territory. All 0iose who
may lihave Land Patents to sell, w 11i please to
call on him, as they may at all times get the
fair market price in cash for the Land. Per-
sons wishing to purchase any nmhberof Patents-
of those Lands, may at all times be supplied, in
any part of the Territory that they may wish,
and to any amount. Purchasers, also sellers,
are invited to call at my office, Bridge street,
I OTS in the City of Washington will be gi-
I ven in exchange for Military Bounty Lands
in the Illinois Territory.
The subscriber having a number of valuable
squares and lots in this city, will exchange
them for soldiers' land patents on very advan-
tageous terms. Those wishing to make an ex-
change will find it to their alvsantage to call
on the subscriber, near the nacy yard.
W M. 'ROUT.
KITCHEN SERVANT WANTED .
KITCHEN SERVANT, to cook and wash,
will meet with a regular situation and
good treatment, if approved. Application may
be made at the office of the National hntelli-
gencer. A woman without children would be
greatly preferred. None need apply who can.
not produce unexceptionable recommend.
APPLICATION is intended to be mnude fur
the renewal of the following certificates of
public debt issued by the Register of thie Trea.
sury, and lost or destroyed :
One certificate for 5,333 dollars tlirty-two
cents, fuitnded 6 per cent, stock, and one certifi-
cate for 2,666 dollars 66 cents, dlferred 6 per
cent. stock, in favor of Edmund Boelihm, of l.on-
Certificates No. 267, 268, 285, 286 8 n, d
288, for 3,000 dollars each; and No 2(4, 265,
266, n67, and 284, for 1&0 dollars each ; iall in
favor of Francis Baring, & Co. of London, uiner-
chants, and lHope, & Co. of Amsterdam, mer-
BOWIE & KURTZ.
Georgetown dec. 20-30-6w
CoRchee for Sale.
A HANDSOME second hand Coachee, lately
1 fitted up, newly painted, lined, &c. It
wilh be sold with or without harness, cheap for
cash, 60, 90 or 120 days. Inquire of -
DE DIEB ON COL. '.DI-l3SON'S CASI,
"c r, r usN- .] i .)
'MR. TUCK n, of Virginfi, said, there
was one thing at least in which he would mos
heartily concur with the gentleman from : ew
York, who lad offered these resolutions to the
house; that the Axercie .of the power of coin
mitting tor a couli.np-If this body, was of s
emiCarrassmng rh'.r-irer, and was in some re
aspects so little consonant with the general prin
ciples to which we yield our assent, that it wa
desirable another mode should be adopted o
punishing offences of so deep a dye, without
bringing the offender for his trial and punish
ment before the body whose privileges had bee
infringed, and whose dignity had been insulted
It was for this reason that on a former day h
had intimated an intention of submitting to th
consideration of the House a resolution, similar
to one of those now under consideration, d
resting a bill to be reported for- the punisbmen
of the offence of bribing, or attempting to coa
rupt a member of Congress. It was for thi
reason also, that, however heinous the offenc
of the party whose case was now' before th
SHouse, lie was on the present occasion dispose
to manifest towards him the greatest modern
tion and forbearance. He was so averse to th
exercise of a power to punish, where the o
fence and the punishment are so undefined, aii
where the tribunal which judges cannot fail t
be animated with indignation against the o
fender, that he was inclined, on the present
occasion, to dismiss the party, after the offenc
had been inquired into, without farther pun
ishment than the reprimand of the Speaker
and t.o provide for anv future case by the ena;
; tion of a law imposiug penalties adequate t
iBut while he was disposed to this course, h
could not assent to the proposition of he g n
tiestin from New York, which disavows an
authority in this House to punish the offence
as contempt., It appeared to him essential
that this power should exist in the House o
Representatives, though it might be wise i
them tQ relieve themselves for the future fror
the embarrassment of exercising the privilege
theniseivec, by providing for its punishment b
lizw Whilst lie could not doubt of the const
tptional powers of the House on this occasion
he would ask gentlemen what would be ou
situation, if we were without such powers
What would be the effect of promulgating t
the world that the House of Representalive
was at all tines to be approached, with impunit)
by the \ile.t c'rrnptiai ? That bribes might b
offered, v ithit i.ia'rd, by the most infamous
of mankind, and that the constitution had let
this body without the means of preserving pur
the fountains of legislation, and of protecting
iticlf In.m so vile a contamination He shliul
hesitate rin.ch before he should adopt a prtopo
sition a which might lead to such dangerous re
suits ; :nd lie should be diligent in examining
the paincipl-s of the constitution before h.
could give his assent to a doctrine which wonld
sap the purity of this body, for the preservation
of which that constitution was so solicitous.
Nor was he disposed to t coincide in the opinion
of the gentleman from Virginia, (Mr. Harbour
that,asitis at least doubtful whether we posses
the power asserted, we should decline thie ex
ercise of it. lie was not satisfied that their
-was a reasonable doubt of our powers. Inge
'.uity mayv throw obscuri y and difficulty irdun
every proposition. Nor did he perceive what
part of th- constitution prescribed to us as a
rule, to reject the exercise t, i every power
w he d,-dnhbt co'ild be tihro o ..round it. On
"-'th'-tern trary, in Ltaing the ih ,in oath to sup
t-..porktlhe constitution, to Ohii :' *r...Ather gentle
,.r- ,h -, a i*- lv 'i.J.-l' .1, h e fek hli;m
s-lf eq,'lt b ,b 'i |II r .cre-r : 11n the fi-deral
government, and to this body, their just pow-
Sers, as to guard against encroachment on the
rights of the states, or an extension of the pow.
ers of the union It was equally the duty of
every member of this body to p event the most
vigorous and useful branches from being lopped
oh, as to array himself in opposition to every
aiserli,,n *of.i .constitutional powers. Upon all
occ.4sn1 o thIis kind, however doubtfill and
embarrassed might be the question, it was the
asolein duty -of every member to examine it
a,.coir- hiig to the best lights which heaven has
given'i hn, maiJ to pronounce fearlessly the re-
sult. It w.as tilis course he should endeavor to
pursue in presenting a very few remarks on the
constitutional "pre '..f this House.
There were, h.- ,-.bierved, two kinds ofpow-
eis granted bL thn-- constitution: enumerated
power-, and iriC;dCri'al or accessary powers:
the fir.a espr- J; sp'..cfiedin the constitution,
the JtlIer Inlhlii.g ; ndI r the general gr:.nt of all
n wecissary and proper powers," which t-rmi-
i ates the.enumeration of the powers conferred
onAthe general government. The latter, ini
deed, would have existed independent of that
clause, since, according to the principles of
commtionreason, when a power is given to do
anu et, a power of employing the means neces-
s- ary to its execution is also given, by implicate
While, therefore, it is readily admitted, in
relation to these two classes of powers, that the
power now asserted is not expressly given, it is
confidently alleged to be fairly incidental to
the power of legislation; and it will be con-
That the power to punish bribery of a mem-
ber of this House, is vested somewhere in the
federal government; aind
hatthis powerof punishing belongss to the
House of Itepresentatives, independent of the
other branches of government.
.'hat a legislative body should exist without
any power to punish the ,,1ence of bribing its
members, is proposition which seems too nuno-
Inus to be alleged. 11ence it .is that gentle-
mnn s, m 1, lp.,..l ti acknowledge a poi er in
th,.I le.slatlire t. p r., a law which shall pre-
scribe a punishment tor thle offence, though they
deny the power of this House to proceed to
consider anti treat it lisa contempt. And where,
let me ask, can gentlemen who are so techni-
cally accurate in the constiction of the consti-
tution, discover tha.it clause, of the instrument
which expressly grants the power to enact such
sa law? 'I here is n'ne. The boundaries of the
constitution caniinot be laid down vitiu mathema-
lic.d prec'in. ii., 'g i square aw compass T'hey
Smuit i*e .cerrn..lby h the principles of sound
reasun ri., -.miii,.n sense, and by the exercise
of a juat dli.i etni'.n Whlile, therefore, we can-
ti. disedver the power even to legislate on tilhis
Smbjstec, an the express provision of the instru-
Smeit, t is doubt ess fairly iuicidenml to the
p.i' cr of legislation. It is inconceivable that
the convention which framined the constitution,
should have intended th creation of a legisla-
tive body, which should be without the power
of self-protection ; .titnout the right to asiuiiu
to itself freedom friiiidisomrbanee; withoiit the
means of sectirig order ,n its deliberations; and
Wlt'io;'t lihe privilege of preserving itself en-
tirely free from lthe influence of fear, or the
corruptiqons of gold. Some ofthese incidents to
Icgislatmon, gentlemen have been compelled to
admit. In what a situation shuoul.l we be, if our
deliberations were to beaffecced by the hisses
or the applause of the gallery ;-if an obnox-
jouts member were to be put down by tile thi eats
er tnnimlt of the audience, and a favorite speak-
(rchli'.r.. I on a favorite subject, by shouts of
approbation ? Cai gentleieii deny that we
Shave power to pICvent these things ? The
gentleman from Virgmln'i appears to confoin u.;, P -
'ven under these circumstances, to the iemedy ,
nf excluding those who a:re riotous. Withinuthe -. ':".
walls alone ne r o .' ). ,"ower ner t ..sid tieoii"" '-6 .
power to excl.i .ie-iot to s in i.. Suppose, 7 ,-." --
e then, the rioter returns, or betakes lnimnself to
t the street, and throws stones at your windows. .
He is'without your doors. Have you no power '
e over him ? IHave you not accessarily even those : ,.. "'
i- powers which every court of justice possesses,
o without the express provisions of law ? If) oU
h- have not, the situation of this body is deplora- '
- ble indeed. If you have, where will you draw 1
.s tl line of distinction ? What is more impor- --
if tant, even in the order and decorum of the
it House, than the preserving the mind of every THURSDAY, JAN ARY 15.
I- member free from the suggestions of fear-the
n seductions of profit-tiue grovelling desire of
1, gain-tlie influence of corruption ? What shall \t
e we say if an attempt be made to control, by AMELIA-ISLAND.
c threats or by a challenge, the free and delibera- i.
ar tive exercise of his judgment, by the represen- DOCUMENTS ACCOMPANYING THEit.ES-
i- tative of the people ? Though the challenge
it be given without the walls, is not its effect to be SAGEOF THK pItEiDENT t* CONGRISS,
r- felt within; and is it not this (and not the place ON 'THlE 12TH INSTANT,
is w here the ac; is done) which must be consider-
;e ed as determining the powers of Congress? 'The AcBEa Ts'rTET or .WA.R,
e principle on which it can interfere in any case, January 12th, 1818.
d is the right to prevent its deliberations from Sti-1 have the honor to transmit
i. being disturbed; and whether this disturbance
e be produced by an act in the g.dlery-in th, copies of the orders which have been gi-
f- street-in the highway, or in the closet, the ven by the acting Secretary of War to
d body must equally have the power to secure to Major Bankhead, in relation to taking
to itself the exercise of free will in the discharge possession of Amelia Island, and copies
f- of its legislative functions. And if these pnn- of the communications which have been
it ciples be correct-if they justify a right to pun- made to this Deartment by hat officer,
e ish occasional disorder how much mere impor.
i- ant the privilege of preventing the inroads of which embrace all the information in my
; co eruption, at the saue time so insi.iious and so pnsesssion.
c- fatal ? I have the honor to be, sir, with the
o But the gentlenagn from Virginia, who lhas ar- highest respect, your most obedient ser-
gued this question with his usual ability, relics
e very confidently on that clause of the constitu- van t,
n- tion which secures to membdIrs freedom, from C. CA OUN
y arrest; and frolml the expression of lthecp.',. ; 'he President of the United States.
e, contain ned in this clause, he argues that no other --
al privilege can be presumed to have been intend- U. S. Ship John Adams,
if ed. But, in an instrument like this, in which so Off Amelia, Dec. 22, 1817.
n many instances occur of surplussage, and of the SIn-We have received orders from our go-
i express grant of powers, which, (though not vernmcnt to take possession of Amela Islandh
e expressed) would have followed as incidental, and to occupy the Post of Fernandina with ia
y no fair argui ent can be deduced from the ex- part of our force, which will be moved over as
i- press mention of one privilege against the exis- soon as it will be convenient for your troops to
l, tence of others. To exemplify this position : ttW evacuate it.
r constitution gives the power of "' declaring 'o avoid unnecessary delay, we think pro-
? war," and the power of raising armies and per at this time to inform you, in the event of
o creating navies." Might not the power of ma itour acquiescence in this demand, that you will
-s king rules for the government of the laand and be at liberty to depart with the forces under
y, naval forces be fairly considered as incidental ? your command, a .d such property as belongs
e Could it have been intended bvy the conven ion unquestionably to them will be ,he!d sacred.
s to confer tihe power of raising an army without You are to leave the public property found
ft the power of governing it ? And \ et we lied by Gen. McGrcgor at Fernan,'ina, in the same
e that, though this power would have' been fairly condition it was taken, and the property of the
g considered as accessorial, yet it is inserted a- in.:abitants of Aiiehia Island must be restored
d monig the express or enumerated powers. Nor to them, where they have been forcibly dispos-
. is this the only instance in the constitution ; they messed of it, and no depredations on private
are frequent. They proceed from the imper- property from this period will be permitted
r fection of all human transactions, an imperfcc- with impunity. h
bo tion from which, in these respects, our consti- Should otn, contrary to the expectations of
d tuition is not free. the President of the United States, refuse toi
n It is not therefore fair to conclude, that we give us peaceable possession of thle Island, the
have, as a body, no other privileges, even if consequence of resistance must rest with you.
n some privileges be granted expressly by the We have the honor to be, very respectfiully,
) constitution. But there is, in truth, a distinc- your most obedient servants.
s tion between the privileges of members and the J. ) lEN1 NI' Y,
- privileges of the HIouse. The first would have Capt. in the Navv and could. in chief of the 1
e no existence but for the provision of the con. naval Ibrces of thle I S. oIl A ela.
- stituti6n, the latter cannot but i exist as an inci- JA BANKIIEA. ),
i dent to legislation. The former are those which Maj. 1Ist battalion Artillery, comd. land forces.
t are specified in the clause re-erred to ; the lat- Gen. AuR', Commuander in Chief
a ter are more extensive in their character, andoa of th forces at Fernandina.
r breach of them constitutes what is generally ---
considered and denominated a contempt. Head-quarters, Fernandina, I :lan-d of
Mr. T. said, that if it had been suificiently es- Amelia, Dec. 22d, 1817, and 8th e
- tabli.hced that the power ofpuin'shing an t tempt of t h Independence ,5 .
* to ouibe a member of this Hlouss; is vested by the GEN-T.Evmr I have hml the honor to rececii (
I constitution somewhere in the federal govern- your official letter of this day. The nature of its
- ment, it would be not less easy to prove that thle contents, requiring mature deliberation, I have
power must exist this house independently of submitted the same to the representatives of the
the other branches of the governnent.In ot: er republic, and, as soon as I shall have obtained
r words, however advisable it may be to pIovide their opinion, it shall be immediately sent to
by l'iw for the i.unisihment of the offence, this you.
IHouse may protect itself, even if there be no I can, however, state to you, gentlemen, that t
such law. For how do we deduce the power no opposition will be made to surrender tlie
to pass a law ? From the delegation of an ex- Island of Ameha, on the part of this government.
press power ? By no means :+but'from the ne- I have the honor to remain, with consider i
cessiny of its existence to enable the legislative tio., gentlemen, your obedient and humuole
t body to perform its high andi important tune- servant,
tiops, without the taint ofcorruption. If then AU'RY,
this necessity gives the power at all, it equal Commander in chief.
) ly requires time authority to exercise it to be Commodore J I). lHelev, Major .
estedin this House, independently of the Se- ll:nkhelad, &c. &c. on board
)iate and particularly of the Executive. For, if thle United States' ship Johnu
* the House of Representatives can only be pro Adams.
tected by thle passage of a la;w', it must depend
ftr its protection on the Senate at least, and Ilead-Quarters, Fernandina, Island of )
i perhaps on the Executive also. And what may Amelia, December 22, 1817, and t.
not be the situation of this House if it is here- the 8ti of the independence. 5
a* fterto depend for its privileges, and its pro- Gc-'t. xt:x--" have received your official t
tection from the influence of corruption, upon letter ofthis day, by which,in ,he name of the
the Executive branch of the government ? It government o thlie United States, you sununon I
Ss that branch of the government from us to evacuate this place, with the troops un- -
which, according to the true theory of'our free der my conimand, as possession thereof is to be t
3 constitution, the great danger of corruption is taken by thie fires under your commands, uin- t
to be feared. It iu from that branch of the go- der certain conditions therein specified. ,
. vernment that the purity ofthie legislative body This republic, that of Mexico, nor any other t
has been always most in danger, anid by which of South America, being at war witl the United c
it has been always most assai"ld. Genttlemnen States, oblige me tw state to you that the cou-
will not understand me as having the remotest tents of your letter have greatly surprised thisu v
allusion to the present executive, for whom, government, and the people of the Sbate. You ,
) under varying circumstances, whether popular ,have nevertheless intiniateil that, in case of our t
- or unpopular, I have always entertained re- acquiescence to your demand, we shall be per' -
specc. But we are told, and truly told, by tile mitted to evacuate this Island, which never was
gentleman from Virginia, (.Mr. Iarbour) that nor ever has bten a part of tile United States. I
laws and constitutions are made ftr bad men, Allow me, gentlemen, to observe to you, that L
and have their deep foundations laid in the ini- from the moment w e took Fernandiina by the il
quit of our nature. When the days of purity force of our arms we entered into the 'uill pos- S
and virtue shall have passed away, and an exec- session of all the rights, appertaining to our ene- i,
utive magistrate shall attempt to influence this my, and, that to this day, we have supported s
Hlouseor ansy its members, by its corruption, tuese rights, at the risk of our lives and for-
lhow deplorable will be the condition of this bo- tunes. The bound:ines of the Floridas and the
dy, if it nlustl depend upon such an executive to United States haling been'tairly settled by the T,
give its assent to laws to preserve the house of treaty of .tiiendship, limitss, and navigation, on
the people from such pollution! What are thIe the twenty-second of October, one thousand
petty attempts of such a man as John Anderson seven hundred and ninety-five : leave us at a j
to the dangerous and fatal influence and in- loss to ascertain your authority to interfere in
trigues of a designiing and artful chief magis- our internal concerns.
rate, if such should ever fill the presidential Our surprise increases when we reflect that
chair ? Can it be on such an one that thie con- your cmnimunicationi comes as authorised by the
ventionm could ever have intended we should government of people who glory in their res- t]
depend, for our protection f0om thIe assaults of pect for the rights of nations, whether great or -
violence, or thIe wiles of corruption ? Can that small, and who no doubt sympathise and wish hi
conveiuionm, whose work contains so many evi- success to their southern bretliren, in thIe strug- |
dences ofjealousy of Executive power an I in- gle fobr liberty and independence, in' which they m
fluence, nave intended that this body should are engaged, as were the iUnited States forty '
Isok tforits, power to.putiish a crime, to that years ago.
branch of the government which the history of Oun the other sile, you promise to hold sa- ,
thie world has taught us, is iun'r a constant cred such of our propertyas unqueustnabiy be d
temptation to commuitit ? I think not, sir; andi longs to our citizens. Who is to be thie judge d
while 1 feel satisfied that thie powu.v> to punish in this case c The United States, who cSral, by s
exists esuue.a/ali-/', th-u same tra,n of reasoning no means, elmimi any kind of jurisdictmou fro'm dl
conviuces me that that power exists here, rnde- the source of the River St. M 'ary's, down to thie u
pendent of every other branch of the govern- ocean, on this side of thle centrUe ofthte ciannsel ? km
ment, if we choose so to exert it. \VWe entertain to omuch veneration for your con- i
Mr.T'.', sau there were other views of the stitutionm to believe for a single moment that
subject whichit he had been desirou's of present- you, supposed already in possession of this Isl- ft
i.ig ; anidpartictuhrla so ,e remarks in reply to and, which lras never been ceded by the King e.
the latter part of lthe arguoaet o1 the gemnulm en of iSpain, or bv' its imihiaittaits to the United fi
fi-om Virginia, (Mr. lhIarbour) who secmc~i to States, can brnug with you a competent tribu- s,
have conceded, by some of his positions, v hat nal to decide uimon thus question. The only s
h'e lmit so strenuously 'opposedil ini the enomm-mnce- law you can adduce in your favor, is that offorce, a
ment of his observations. But he should lor- which is always repugnant to republican gov-
bear to detain thie house any longer, as oilier ernmeits and to tte ,'mu!c:)les ifa lust amd iii-
geintleimen were probably desirous of'ofering partial nation. The same ooservatioil ma) be
their views of the s;.bject. applied to your interference witii the property
(.T' be c at'u_el:. of the inhabitants, which we have always respec-
i 'iN ted and considered as sacred. P
You order us, aiso, as if we were subjects of k
OF EVEtY DESCItPTI!N EXECUTED AT your government, to leave behind, when Fer-i' w
THlIS O"FICEE. nandina is evacuated, all the public property c
that was found at i surrender. This demand
is directly contrary to the public ril-his tv:
w which a'l public property captured by thi ene-.
my ia avowedly that of tie captors-, when not o.
otherwise stipulated, Are you acting in the
name of the Kinl of Spain or his a:lics ? As we
consider lhe people oftthi' Uniuued States to be
unquestionably the only tree cpople on the sur-
ftcc of the globe, we cannot admit that you
have now become the adherents of a tyrant;
otherwise your demand is inadlnissable ani d
unjustifiable in the eyes of the world, and
if we must yield to it all the blame rests within
Permit me, therefore, gentlemen, to request
of you, to lay before the President of the Uni-
ted States these remarks, in order that a matter
of so serious a tendency may be reconsud(Ired.
We have read his Excellency's Message at the
opening of Congress, with thie utmost con-
cern ; and hliae concluded that the political
situation ofthis republic hlas been greatly mis-
represented, in the United States, through thei
inrigues of our enemies. We have certainly .
right to be heard, for which purpose I shali
have the honor of tforwariiig to 3 our govern
eminent the necessary documents.
If you are not'disposed to let things re-
main in status qu, until the Pressdent s fur-
ther determination be known, I am authorised
to assure you that we respect and esteem too
highly time people of the United States to carry
matters to extremities.
1 have the honor to remain, with the highest
consideration, gentlemen, your obedient and
Commander in Chief
J. I) IHenley, Esq. Captain in
the Navy, and commanding the
United States Naval forces off
Amelia. James Bankhead, Esq.
Major of the 1st batlal.on of
artillery, U. S. Army, and cornm.
handing Military forces.
U. S. Shlip John Adams,
off Amelia Island, Dec. 23d, 1817.
Smn-We have had the honor to receive yvour
communication of Ithe 2 2d inst. and w ill briefl\i
remark that, as officers in the service ofthe Uni-
;il Staics, we are bound to obey the orders
emianwinig fromm the authorities ot our govern-
ucint, without any discussion or animadversion
on our part as to the cor rectness of them. Wce
have becn ordered by the President of the Uni-
ied States to take possession of Amelia Island,
and,as the Pre.ident has e-xpressed his soicituude
that the effision of blood may bu avoided, it
possible, it must be gratifying to us to be in-
formed by you that no resistance will be made
-We will again remark that private property
will be sacred, and timat our orders exttndi only
to the public property captured by Gen. Mc-
Gregor, at Fernandina.
We propose to land a force to-day, and to
hoist the American flag. Under that flag no
oppressive or unjust measures will ever be wit.
nessed; and we feel assuucd that there will be
no dilhiculties in thI arrangements made by us.
The squadron will inuntdiately sail into the
harbor, when the commanding officer of'h -
land forces will wait tn tlhe coimnuinder in chief
to n:make thle necessary arrangements for tihe
lamnmog ofthe troops.
We have tile honor to be, very respectfully,
your obedient servants,
.1. D. IIHNIEY,
Captain in the Xavy, and commander in
chief of thie J S. Naval forces off'
Major 1st battalion artillery, commander
land forces, &c.
Gefi 'Atir, commander in chief of
the forces at Fernandina.
HIead-Quarters, Fernandina, bIlanl')
of Amelia, Dt-c. 23d, 1817, 8
and 8th oft the Indepentlencee.
I have had the honor to receive your letter of
this date I am read) to surrender this place
to (he forces under your command, whenever.
you may judge proper to come and take pos-
S mission thereof.
I have the honor to be, very :e.l inc: %ll ;,
your most obedient servant,
Commander in chief.
1. D. Ils.rmv, Esq.
Captain ill tie Navy, &'c. &c.
whatever, and for purposes unfiecndtly'ft,-m,
incompatible with, the interests of tie Lniic;
States, he has decided to break up 'hat estab.
lishment, .wnii take temporary possession of A&
melia Island : for this purpose, the troops order-
ed to assemble at Point Petre, wi:l co-operate
with the naval force which has been ordered
to St. Mary's, under the command of captain
It is the anxious wish of the President,
that this should be accomplished without the
effusion of blood; and he confidently hopes,
that the force destined for the purpose will be
*Jf such an imposing character, as to induce
tliose persons who now have the military occu-
pation of til island, to abandon it without the
exercise of fori'ce ; but, if it should be found to
lie indispensable necessary, force must be used-
Yo'i will, therefore, immediately on the arrival
of captain Ilenley at St. Mar)''s, and, in con-
jincion willhi im, despatch ai officer to de-
mand tile abandonment of tile island, by thore
who now exercise authority there, and take
such other measures as may be deemed pro-
per to obtain the pea-ieable possession of it: al-
so for the preservation of the property of thoe'-
persons who were residents of the Island when
it was first captured hv general M'Gregor.
Should your demand for the evacuation of A.me-
lia be complied with, you will then occupy
with a part of your force the position of Fer-
nanlina, and take care that the cannon and other
implements of war which belonged to thle port
when captured by general M'Gregor, are not
If peaceble possession of the Island, how
ever, cannot be obtained, ard it should be the
opinion of captain Henleey and yourself, that
your joint forces are not competent to the
prompt and certain reduction of the naval and
military forces which may then occupy the har-
bor and post of Fernandina, yoi will, in that
event, make a requisition on general Floyd, or
such other officer as may command that division
of the militia of Georgia in which Point t'etre
is situated, for a force not exceeding five hun-
dred men, to be held in readiness to march at
a moment's warning, and await the arrival of
general Gaines, who has been ordered to Point
I'etre, fi;r ulterior measures
You \iill take with you from Charleston the
necessary military stores, and such heavy can-
non as maybe required for the reduction'of'the
fort on Amtelia Island, in the event of resistance.
As no answer h:is been received to the com-
munication ad ressed to you frim this depart-
mnent on the 17th July last, it hbcomes neces-
sary to request that the receipt of this may be
acknowledged, anud that you also advise this de-
partment regularly of your movenmenls.
I have the honor ia be, &c. &c.
Major J1 irES B13xKtrrAD,
Commanding at Charleston, S. C.
Pernanihe.a, Amelia Island, )
De,,mx-iber 21, 1817. S
Sin-I have the honor to lay before you the
correspondence held wiih (;en. Airy, th12 late
commander of this place, and to infermn you,
(dat thie American flag was raised here ) ester-
Several (lays will elapse before Geni Aurv
can withdraw his followers, but I have t:keti
every measure to ensure tranqliilitv. by ordler-
ing all hi black soldiers to he embarked on
board one of the ships lying in the port, and
by not suffering any person to appear in the
town with arms, but his officers; and the mo-
.: ent their-vessels are prepared to receive the
whole of them, they shall depart.
Most of the inhabitants of this place, at this
time, are followers of Aurv, and those persons
who have been drawn here from motives of spe-
culation, who are, I suspect, of that profligate
character generally enimaged ;u the violation or
evasion of our revenue laws. 1 sha 1, their, tore,
consult with couimodore Henley, and will en-
force such regulations as may be most likely to
preserve order, until I receive instructions from
the govi rnlment.
Until this place is completely evacuated by
this band of negroes and privateersmnen, 1 hav-
deemed it prudent to keep the whole of my
force here. On their departure I shall move
all but one company to Point Petre.
I have the honor to be, very respectfiflly,
Your most oid't servant.
Major 1st battalion artillery, S. D.
commanding detachment U. S.
GronRE GRnITAMr wES
JAS. rtAsq^ r -V 1 r. qq.
MIajoi 1st tat. &C. &C. Acting Secretary of War.
Fernandina, Amelha Island,
Department of War, DIec. 27, 1817. )
17th July, 1817 Sra-Trhad the honnr to forward to thle War
Si -Circumstances havingmade it necessary Department, on the 24th inst. a copy of the
t occupyv, without iela), Point Petre, and the correspondence with Gen. Aury, previous to
t Mary's rve, bva military and naval force, the landing of the troops under my command;
have to request tImt you ill instruct the ofli- iand I herewith send a duplicate of the same.
cer whom, in pursuance of the order issued Some diflicuity has arisen from a want ofcom-
hroug-hi the Adjutant General, you may detail petent authority, to settle the disputed claim-s
o take command at Poin i'etre, to co operate of the residents of this place against the late go-
vith tiie officer commamdioug' tihe naval force oin vernment and the followers of Aury, who do
hat satimon, in such measures as may he deema 1not seem disposed to comply with their en-
ed necessary for.the preservation of the peace gagements.
nmd tranqui'lty of tliat section of the country, One or two vessels have arrived here with
rtuc !n here is reason to apprehend may be d s. cargoes, which the owners are desirous It land,
urhed in consequence of the contest bet een ac.nd it might be improper to permit it without
tie patiishi ldo)ahlsts and Patriots, tor the oecu- obtaining security for the duties which the laws
paticn of li e adjacent territory 'he officer of the United Slates require ; amid their vessels
rill also he instructed to use due vigilance to loaded in this port have met with some delay
prevent the violation of tie revenue aws ot the i clearing for their destination ; but the coun-
nitel Stares, and in paructicular to prevent the sel of Gen. Gaines, who arrived here I st night,
lliciUt i production oft sla, es into the United will regulate my conduct, and will, in a great
States : and irt order to do this the more effee- measure, relieve myv anxiety.
uially, hle will prohibit all vessels tfeighted with I have been obliged to exercised my authority,
iaves from entering the river At. Mlar, 's. as comnmaiding officer at this place, to preserve
I have thle honor to be, &c. order ; and I am:n iappy to say, that nothing un-
GEO. GRlAIIAM. pleasant has occurred. I cannot sty when Gen.
'he officer commanding at Aury and his party wil sail. Their vessels are
Charleston, S. C. much outt of order, and their arrangements to
t -7 that effect progress but slowly. IThe morning
tract of a letter from eorge Graham, acting atfer I landed,l ordered all the bhlk and French
S'creiiri/ of I u'm, to major Jnume Bhantkheud, troops to be embarked on board some of their
Chale'ston, C. d,.ted .\ovmia zer12th, 1817. vessels ; but the crews of their privateers, and
I am instructed by the President t direct many others of all nations, whom it is diihicult to
oui to repair imnmediiiely to Point Petre, with restrain from violence and excess, are still here.
mhe eflective force uider your command, lena- Until I ami honored with vour in trmctions, [
ing only :iti officer and a few uien as a guard at hope that the course I ma'y pursue may ineet
lts iMoultrie and Johnson. Captain Wilson the approbation of the President.
as been ordered to repair with his company, Gen. Gaines leaves this for thle western fron-
ow at tort Johnson, North Carolina, to Point tier of Georgi the iay after to-mnorrow.
'etre, and a detachqnent of new recruits, under I have the rhoun to be, with high respect,
he command of captain Hook, whlo was oil his your most oledient servant,
route tojoin tile 4Ll infantry, has a'lso been or- JAS. ANKIEAi,
ered to that place. The troops enumerated Major 1st battalion artillery, a
above, and those now stationed au I'Fon1t i'etre, commandinaig this post.
ill colisttime a horce of more than two huu- To the lion. the Secretary of Mi.r.
red men, of which you will take til comnmand
Untl the arrival of general Gines. A remit. NAvy t, i 'ruAturnr.T,
dance of five thousand dollars has wbeen made to Jan. 1'ti, 181'.m
our battalion quartermaster, whom you l SI R-1 have the honor to en close, ere-
ike with yvoui : and you will make r'equisitions SI Iavete honor to enclose.here-
br the necessary supply of provisions, onm ie with, copies of orders to Capt. John H.
contractor's agents. It will be advisable to take Eltot, and Con. John D. Henley, in re-
'om Uluaieston ai supply of salted nciuet, a:icl a latiulon to Amelia Island : also a letter
iffieient tnautity of floir and Ihuad lreail, t from the latter olficer,conmmunicating in-
rleast."wo tunidrd and fifty men ior titirt) days formation of the surrender of th,it place
uto t te military and naval Iorce of the U_
)mrtnt of War, tited StatedmStates, together with the corres-
Nov. 12til 1817.W pIoti'decc which took place on that occa-
SIn-It appearing to the sati'f.iction of the suotn.
resident, that th'e persons who i h.ve lately ta- 1 have the honor to be, with the high-
ken possession of Amelia Ilhind, have doine it est respect, sir, your most obedient svt.
ith,i.ut thue sancti n of any cf the Spainish 11. WV CRtO \'NINSIll.-.,I).
colonies, or ,A any organiiod g'over.tmeniu Tio thie l'reside;ti'oft.:c ULi-e t States.
S-0 '-vo lvepar(tment, July I16, 1817.
S/ in-Procee.I immediately with the Unit
States' brig Saranac under your command
the river St. Mary's in Georgia, and inform t
military commander of your arrival, and of t
objects sped.ally designated to you in these o
The recent occupation of Amelia Island by
officer in the service of the Spanish revolution
is's, occasions just apprehensions, that fromtli
vicinity to the coast of Georgia, attempts w
be male to introduce slaves into the U. State
contrary to the existing laws; and further :
tempts at illicit trade in smuggling goods in vi
lation of our revenue laws.
You are hereby directed to dlt'ain and seanr
every vessel, under whatever flag, which m:
oltetr the river St. Mary's or be found hoverit
upon the coast under stipicious circumstance
and seize every vessel fregglihed with slaves,
whose doubtful character an l situation shalli
dictate an intntiwi ofsmugg.'li:g.
In the exectimi, of ithe-se orders, iou wW
take special cire int to nterript or detain as
vesCsels with -ll n-i'lar papers, and ofa nation
charrcter, tipoi I'ti fill vomya ges to or front a po
or "rts of the Unitedt States,.
Tei traffic in sltves is inciled to be restrain
ed, and, in the performance if this duty, y(
will exercise your sound judgment in regard
all vessels you may visit.
Communicate frequently to this Departmen
every event connected with this service, and,
it shall be found necessary, a further naval fore
will be sent, either to strengthen your conr
mand, or to relieve you so as to pursue yoi
original destination. If you find it necessary ui
on ,voor arrival at St. Mary's to employ a goc
pilot w>ll acquainted with the coast, rivers, an,
inlets, you are authrised to do so
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servan
B. W. CRO\WNINSlll;LU.
Captain John If. Elton,
Commanding United States'
brig Saranac, New York.
Navy Department, Nov. 14, 1817.
Sin-Having been appoi- ted to the command
of te United States' ship John Adams, ou ar
hereby ordered, in conformity to the wishes <
the President of the United States, to procce
forthwith to the port of St. Mary's, in Georgia
taking with you the United States' brigs Enter
prize and Prometheus, and the schooner Lynv,
if the two latter have arrived in Newt York, anm
are in a state of readiness to accompany you
but you will not procrastinate the departure c
the ship John Adams on account of these ves
sels, as any of them not fully prepared to pro
ceed with you shall be ordered to join you a
soon as practicable at St. Mary's, at which plac
you will find the United States' brig Saranac
Captain John H. Elton, and gun-boat No. 168
lieutenant commandant R. M'Call, both of whicl
vessels will act under your orders.
The object of the President of the Unites
States in ordering this naval tforce to St Mary's
is to remove from Amelia Island the pei'soo
who have lately taken possession thereof, and
as it is understood aid relieved, without autho
rity from the colonies, or any organized govern
ment whatever, and to the great annoyance o
the Un ted States. It has therefore been de
termined that these persons shall be removed
from that island, and th'.;p6ssession shall be ta
ken for the press, i.t, bO ti 'land and naval for
ces of the U it. d 'r,'-,Z V
On your arrival at St. Mary's, you wilt consul
with the officercoummanding the military force
v ho is instructed to co-operate with you in the
pertbrm:uce of this service.
It is hoped that these persons' will withdraw
without bloodshed; and you will, for this pur-
pose, should your relative rank be superior to
that of the commanding officer ot the hind for.
ces, make known to the chief commanding in
Amelia, the determination of he government
of the United States to take possession of the
island, and if the soid chief, and tile armed for.
ces under his command, will peaceably quitthe
island, vou will permit them so do, taking spe-
cial c-ure that no depredations be committed on
the inhabitants, whom it will be your duty to
protect from violation or injury, either in their
persons or property.
Should the force, however, now in command
of the island, contrary to all expectations, resist
and refuse absolutely to give up and abandon
the same, you are to co-operate with thie mili-
tary force of the United States, to proceed and
take possession ofIthe island, in the name and by
the authority of hec United States.
Should you fall in with, on your way to St.
Mary's, or find in Amelia, any vessels from the
United States, armed and equipped :,y Ameri-
can citizens, acting as privateers, contrary to the
laws ofthe United States, you will capture such,
and send them to Savannah, in Georgia, to be
dealt with according to law.
You will detain all prizes, or other vessels,
having slaves on b ard, as the presumption is
strong that they are intended to be smuggled
into the United States. You will report, from
-time to time, to this Department, the operations
of the force under your command.
I am, very respectfully, &c.
B. W. CROWNINSHIELD.
Coin. J. 1). Henley.
P. S These orders are not to be delivered to
U. S. Ship,.1ohn Adams
Off Amelia, Dec. 24,1817.5
Smy-I have the honor to transmit a copy of
Sthe correspondence, with general Aury, late
commander of this place, and to inform you that
the American flag was yesterday hoisted at
Fernandina, and thle Island of Amelia taken pos.
session of by the land forces inder major Bank-
kead, of the United States artillery.
The black troops of General Auiry have been
embarked on board one of their ships lying in
the port, ad the remainder of his followers
will be sent ifi' the lslaad, as soon as the neces-
sary arrangements can be made for the purpose.
They are new engaged in watering their ships,
and in the course of a week I hope to see all of
them over the bar.
Most of the respectable inhabitants of this
place retired on its capture by M'Gregor, and
those now here are principally adventurerswho
have been attracted by motives of speculation,
and, as I suspect ani have every reason to be-
lieve, been engaged in the violation of our re-
venue laws, tio prevent which in future such
precautions wil be taken as are within my pow-
er, and which will I presume be adequate to the
This will be sent by :n express to Darien, the
mail leaving this place but once a week.
I have the honorto be, very respectfituly,your
most obedient servant,
JOHN D. HENLEY.
The HIon. R. W. 'Crowninshield, as
Secretary of tle Navy. tio
U. S. ship John Adams, off Amelia, 1
Dec. 30, 1817. 3 cou
Srn-Since my arrival here 1 have been sto
much engaged that I have not had one moment 3
to write to my fitenids You no doubt, how- the
ever, have some idea of my situation ; and fiiom 4
my oitlcial reports know that. the American flag 5
is now lying on Amelia 1ilaind. As there are 6
.many novel cases which lnust present them- 7
selves's, I should have been better pleased had 8
lmy instrurctii-ns-beeiu full; but we are now left valt
.to act as circumstances may require ; anid I fear 9
that Aury and his followers will give us much 1
5. 'The memory .oft Wasington. pur,
P. 'eace, Cormterce and the Arts. gCr:Divine Service may be expected at tI
. National Honor-A gent of the brightest in the Praesbytcrian Cbuich, near lhe CpiLtol ned
[e. THIS EVENING, by the Rev. Mr. MLKamim.m.
.J'he Governor of the State ofNew-Yo;k. To commence precisely at 7- o'cock.
0. The-memoryot Benjamin Franklin. jan 15- ji
ro no CrrTrotmw-r. [ The very Valuabile Property
Wc elave on hatd many eom>,i,..,;i-. hr'.n va- wl'V i ,y j;ieh te s,( iber retsidf, 'a :tlid' cor-.
lued correspoiients. Without '-ima,,.I,. ,.,IH t,, r 14h strei west and Pennsylvanhii
sufilee it to sai stiat they shall Ie p-reeute alis'e'r'y Avenue, is offered ur sale on reasonable .terls
as. possible. .. to te ph,, --- T H. GILLISS.
trouble before they q'uit the island. I am sorry
to add that the Americans appear to be muce S O(
worse than any others. Shoul'rwe be able to
get through this business so as to meet the ap- IN SENATF.-,J 14..
probation of the department, I shall feel much But little business was done in the Se-
gratified; bhut I trust that should I err in any nate to day. A bill'as reported to de-
steps that I may take, it will be considered
by the President as an error of judgment; for vide the state of Pennsylvania into two
I do assure you that nothing would be so pleas. judicial districts and onte or two reports
ing to me as to have my conduct here approved on private claims were-acted on.
by the executive. I have endeavored to keep
as close to the letter of myinnstructions as pos- HOUSE OF REPRESEINTATIVES.
sible, and have avoided every difficulty that I wErDsrN)Y, JAN. 14.
possibly could. I regret very much the dilfi. .
crtvy of communicating with the government. Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of
We hae only one mail per week, and that does Ways and Means, made a report on the
not rentaiit in St. ,Miart's long enough to enable petition of Joseph Thorn, accompanied
its to answer letters tiat we may receive by it. by a bill for the relief of Joseph Thorn ;
The sit'attion of my sitp you are no doubt which bill was read and committed.
acquainted with, as I have written several times Mr. Lowndes also made an unfavota-
to the Secretary on that subject. I, however, Mr. also made an nao
do not wish to leave this place u;itil every thing ble report on the petition of Miary Graefi;
i. settled, and tliegoverninein have established which was concurred in.
some kind of police for the better govrnmnent Mr. L. also reported a bill making ap-
(f this place, which I am in hopes will take propriations lor the payment'of the ar-
place ere long. I am fearful that Ary expects ra s c he ben oteor
that the American government will relintq-lsh rearages which have been incurred for
Amelia; which impression will retard his de- the support of the Military Establish
parture. ment previous to the Ist January, 1817 ;
I have the honor to be, Sir, and also a hill making an- appropriation
Your most obedient servant, for the Military Establisl.mtent of the U.
J.D. HENLEY. States for the year 1818 : which bills
Ion. B. W. Cnowxv.Nsiurmt,
Secretary of the Navy, Washington. were committed.
Mr. T7'. M. Aelson, from the commit-
"Exti act from the c'tpitiilaion of the Island of tee, to whom had been referred the Sen-
Amelia" dated at Fernandiiia, 24tth June, ate's bill extending the time for locating
1817, and signed by "lFrancisco 'torales and Virginia Military Land WVarrants, and
JIoseph dc Yi-ibarren," attested by Beriar- '
do Segin" and approved' by "Gregor 'eturning the surveys thereon to the Ge-
MacGregor." neral Land Office, and for designating the 9
Brigadier General MacGregor, command. Western' boundary line of the Virginia
er in clhiefof all the forces,bothi naval anid nili- military tract, reported sundry amend- ,
tary, destined toteffect ile independence ofthlie ments thereto : which were read and ,.
lloridas, and allhorised ly' thle constituted au-
thorities of the lRepublics of tMexico, Buenos committed.
Avres, New-Grenada, and Venezitela, offers On motion of Mr. Tarr, it was
toi Don Francisco Morales, Capitan del rvegimen-. R'esolved. That the committee appointed on so c
to de Cuba, and commandant, civil and military, n-icli of the President's Message as relates to a
of the Island of Amelia, the following term, Roads and Canals and seminaries of learning, a
&c; &c." be instructed to enquire and report to this '
-- 1House, whether any and if any what further
Extract from a Proclamation of Gregor Mac- provisions are necessary by law fobr completing
Gregor ,dated at Hlead-Quarters, Amelia lsl- that part of tile United States' turnpike Roant
and, June 30, 1817, and signed Grcgor lying between Cumberland in the state of
MacGregor," attested by "J.os.Yribarren, se- Maryland, and Wheeling in the state of Vir-
"PROCLAMATION. .On motion of Mr. Parris, it was
Gregor MacGregor, Brigadier General of Resolved, That the committee oin the Judi-
the armies of tile United Provinces ofNew-Gre- clary be instructed to enquire into the expedi-
nada and Venezuela, and general in chiefof the ency o" requiring further security from the
armies of the two Floridas, commissioned by the Clerks of Lthe several Circuit and DUstrict
supreme Directorsof Mexico, South America," Courts of the United States; and of providing
&c. &e. by law for keeping the records'of said courts in
In the name ofthe independent governments the places where tihe same shall be respectively
ofSouth America, which I have the honor to holden.
represent, I thank you for this first proofofyour On motion of Mr. St/anfler, the corn
ardorand devotion to hercause,and I trust ihat, mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads ]
mpelled by the same noble principles, you will were instructed to enquice into the expc-
oon be able to'tree the whole of the Floridas diency of establishing a post road from g.
from tyranny and oppression." York, Pa. by way of McCall's Ferry
Extract of a letterfirom Gen. Aury toCapt. J. D. Bridge, over the busquehannah liver, to
Ilenley, commanding the United States naval Mount Pleasant post office, in Lancaster
forces off Amelia Island and to major James county, in said state.
Bankhead, commanding the United States On motion of Mr. Settle, the same
military forces off the same place, dated atcommittee were instructed to enquirer into
Head-quarters, Fernatdina, Island of Ame- committee were instructed to enquire into
lia, December 2d 1817." the expedieney of changing the post route tt
Allow me, gentlemen, to observe to vo.u, from Hillsborough, North Carolina, to w
hat from the moment we took Fernandin.a by Halifax C. H. in Virg nia, so as to pass f
he force of our arms, we entered into full pos' from tile Red H -use by Milton, in the P"
session of a!l the rights appertaining to our ene- le
nv, and that to this day we have supported these county of Caswell, to Cunningham's tn
rights at the risk of our lives alnd fortunes. The Store. A
boundaries of thlie Flrias and the United On motion of Mr. R:charda, the same
states, having been fairly settled by the treaty committee was instructed to enquire into
f friendship, limits, & navigation, oil the twenty the expe'dincy of establishing a post road
cventh of ctoier, oqe thousand seven lhium- from Bellows Fa s through Gra t.
red and ninety-five, leave us at a loss to ascer- J
ain your authority'to interfere in our internal Windham, Londonderry,uo Peru, in the B
concerns state of Vermont. cl
On motion of Mr. Crafls, the same i'
The letters from Liverpool (says the committee were instructed to enquire Pt
Boston Centinel) are filled with particu- into the expediency of establishing a post
ars of the pregnancy, death, burial, &c. road from Canaan, in the county of Essex,
f the Princess Charlotte of Wales ; from and state of Vermont, through the towns
ne dated Nov. 22d, we have made the of Lemington, Mirchead, Brunswick,
allowing extract:- &c. Maidstone, to Guildfhall, in said 1
" Every one here bears the semblance, county. 1
t least, of mourning, on account of the CASE OF COL. ANDERSON. "
recent demise in the royal family. The House resumed the consideration zo
"The Prince Regent is going to get a of the proposed proZeedings in the case
divorce. The Duchess of Cumberland of Col. John Anderson, and the Debate
who by the bye they will not let reign) was continued. ce
en faimille. The Duke of Kent isgoing Messrs. Cla.gett,Whitman, Ross,Rhea, wi
o marry the Princess Cobourg, and all Beechcr, Spencer, Forsyth,, and Bur- on
ie rest are looking out for wives. Inde ell, addressed the chair on te ain be
endent of PrinceCobourgbeing grieved question, and Mr. Hoipkinson and Mr.
this loss of the kingdomi,he was (contra- Storrs on incidental points. ry,
y.to the usul custom) attached to his The sitting was prolonged to m late
ife-so much so, that he will not let hei hour, the question being loudly called for
watch and other things be removed from in the interval between each member's
se place where she placed them previ speech; but an adjournment finally took
us to her being confined. They all find place, without having come to a decision,
tult with the Queen, for being at Bath on the motion of AM. Burwell, who, wvith-
stead of Claremont. The Doctors are many others, wished to have the preserit
I fi.und fault with. They did not de- shape of the proposition so varied as to tor
roy the child in season ; and many mar- enable the House, in their voting on it, ni
ed ladies here say-if they had been to express a definiteopinion. wit
ere it would not have happened." msa
ATTLE OF NEW-ORLEANS. The prosecutions mentioned by Mr. old
BATTLE OFNEW-ORLEANS. Hopkinson, on Tuesday, in the state of t ia
New York, were not, as was apprehend- i"'
NLW YORK, IA N. 9. ed, oin license bonds," but against re- he
'To celebrate the anniversary of this trailers of spirits, for not taking ourttheir
lendid triumph, as well as to mark an licenses. The penalty for that omission
ra of good feelings, the Editors and is o150, which has been remitted by the
roprietors of the daily papers publish- Secretary of the Treasury, almost as a is r
in this city pai'took of an elegant matter of course, on the parties taking ty,
pper at the Bank Coffee House, prepar- the license and paying the costs accrued
in Mr. Niblo's best style, in the prosecution. It was in thes,' ce-
On this occasion, it was gratifying to ses, it appears, that the fets referred to
serve the ascendancy of pure Ameri- had been charged. V
n feelings-feelings which proved that
difference of opinion in relation to pub Late Paris papers received in London,
men and public measures, should ne- say that,. the king, following up the --
r, impair the claims at private worth other proofs which :hie has recently given 'tu
individual friendship; and that con- of having again admitted prince Talley- tie
tency and principle in reference to rand into favor, honored him on Friday atc
litical doctrines, can be maintained with a private audience, at which the riax
thout violation, the harmony of society, prince presented to his majesty his bro- of.
Mr. LANG, of the G .zette, olliciated their, the duke of Talleyrand. Whatever dee
President, and Mr. NoAH, of the Na Talleyrand's demerits may have been to- 18e
nal Advocate, as Vice-President. The wards Louis XVI. the reigning monarchh
lowing toasts were drank :- is well aware that he had little chance of ansu
. The Army-A bright ornament to our ever sitting on the throne o( France, had tfor
General Andrew Jackson. it not been for the masterly manoauvre prol
. Jur Navy-A terrr' to its enemies, and by which Talleyrand distanced the friends into
admiral on ofthe wtorldt of young Napoleon, and agreeably disap- a hi
. Our Country-'ThIe Stranger's Ilome. pointed the intentions of the Emperors beam
. The President otthec UnitedStates. Alexander and Francis: and
MR S. KN I T EL,
Lately from Swilzerlatnd, a c'lebrateo
Performer on the Clartonrt.
IWW AS the honor to inform the Ladies and
Il. Gentlemen of Washington and George.
t,'in, that she will give a
On Saturday Evening, 17th inst.
At 7 o'clock, at the Union T ve-n,Georget.wn
Mr's. Knitel having performed with great fp
plause before respectable audiences at N.Yort.
Piladelpli'a and Baltimore, she hopes to give
gener alsatisfaction, and to merit the patronage
ofa generous public.,
Mrs. Knitel had intended giving her first
concert in the city, but the impossibility of ge-
ng a ,uitable room, prevents the accomplish
ient of her intention.
Ad-inttance S1-elt;hld"n half price. Tick
:ts to be had at l)r iP's, and Mr. Cooper'.
lusic and Book S-ore, Pennsylvanta Avenue,
t Dr. Ott's, in Georgetown, Mr. Milligan'.
bookstore, and at the bar of the Union tavern.
liwr parties ars, see bills.
AT AUCTION THIS 4)AY,
SItECTSIELY at 1 o'clock p. m before my
i.o e :. the iPennsyivania avenue, will Le
if red Nbr sate by public auction,
12 baskets Bordeaux Oil
14 boxes Capers. 0;ives and Anchovies,
1 do p- served Fruits
12 du Suaiish Sega. .
j: n 15-
IRST quality chewing Tobacco, warrant ed
to be equal to any ever offered for sale in
its District, or any ever manufactured in Vir.
inia, for sale at the store of the subscriber.
Pennsylvania avenue. -
1 GENTLEMAN trom the Eastern states, of
. liberal education, who can produce amnple
-tt-moniials of character, and qualifications,
ishes a situation as an instructor in a private
mly Application may be made through the
ost office o- A. H Washington City, or a line
t't with Benj mnin 0.Tylcr, Professor of Pen
nanship. opposite the Theatre, Peiinasylvani.
venue, will meet wth attention.
j ,1 15.-,f
i'OR SALm ,
E HE Hloue and Lot,ex teiiiit'.g300 feet back,
L with extensive back b'iiiihtgs, siluate in
ridge street, Georgetown, now occupied ;,s
hair store, b; Mr John Briuges Iosset-siti
say be haA on the first of Apro. F,;r iurhe.
near the Post Office, Washington City.
Tids is to give Notice,
rHAT the subscriber, living in Montgomery
r county, state of Marylalid, hath obtaine';
omin the Orphans' Court of said couiity, ltener.:
administration on the personal estate of hr
ad- cc Mag' under, late t' Montgomery Cou,-
All persons having claims again-t the said-de-
ased are hereby warned to exhibit the arne,
th the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber,
or before the let day of Augu!:t next; they
ay otherwise by law be, excluded from.all
te fit of said estate.
Given under my hand this 7th day of Janua-
District of Columibia,
athe shinton'County, to wit.
LN the 13ta of January, 1818, was brougo.
V to my view, by Edward Haodell, oversice,
* George Peter, Esq. at hits arm .about two
ile from Georgetown, a chesnut sorrel marc,
th blaze face, both bind feet white, hanging
ne and swi,.ch tail, without shoes-supoippsed
bebvut 13 Ihunds high, ei'gt or nine year
a, aid 1s iI good o:'der. Mr. Ran ell stated
.t said marecan.e t( said farm about 2 monti.
St, and ha:s been frequently trespassing on
e same. i
justice of the Peace for the Couii.y of Wash
Kiun, )District ot Columbia.
N. B.-The owner of the above named mare
req.ested to come forward, prove his proper-
pay charges, and take her away.
aluable Improved Property in
Washington lor Sale.
H-E Board oia DireCtors of the Bank of the
Metropolis, being desirous to erect a more t
able building for said Bank, offer for sale t
premises where the fBank now stands, con- 1
iag of three three story brick houses, an t
ellent brick stable for six horses, and a car. c
ge house; there "s a vacant lot to the rorth
50 feet, fronting on 15th street, by 100 feet
:p, to an alley. The block of budidings ha I d
rooms, with fire place;, independent of ex I
lent cellars and garres ; it is entirely on-
nected with auy other buildings, and would
wer for 3 separate dwellings, or together
an extensive boarding house or hotei. The
perty has been much improved since it came C
Sthe possession of the Bank, and is now in
gh state of repair.
'le situation is unqnestionsb'y among the
t in the city, fronting the 'Treasury Office -
corner off street. Any person wishing to
chase wi'l please tomake application to me
he Bank, when the premises can be extim
d, and the terms of sale made known.
ALEXANDER KERR, a
sn 15--eo6w .'
At Paris,'Count OTTO iE'eMOILOT. lie ac-
companied the Marquis de Luzerne to lhe Uni-
ted States in 1777, and was afterwards Charge
des Affaires. Ile,married Miss Livington, ao4l
after her death, the daughter of the then French
Consul General at New York.
SUCH ofthecitizensas are disposed to con-
t,.ibute to the reliefof the sufferers by the
iKe at the Point, on the 12th inst. wjil be plea-
sed to meet at Davis's hotel, This Evening, at
5 o'clock. /
ifivc Dollars Reward. -
LOST on the m morning of the 13th instant, t
L Greeinlt.'l' P-jiilt;, I.t'-.hl .iir, .tC. i -lver_
stop watch. iai the niAk r's name ,n tle 'aae,,
(Thoinas Wag .tat., London.) \% lhoeer e wilA.
deliver said A ich ito tthe -ubsuziber, shall relc
ceive the abuse relarJd. N.,
Jan 15- N.S 1
.-l RAY COWV,
,It OUT the 4th of January came ta ry hnous'"
it 'hlie lPe'nsylva.,ia Avenue, n-sr George
Town, a red Cow and Calf. The owner is de-
sired to come a-d prove property, pay charges
and take her awyv.
JDistrict of Columbia, f
Washington county, to wit 5
ON time petition of CHARLEsi GOL t a ins ol-
l vent debtor confined in thepri,ortof Wash- "
ington County for debt, Notice is hereby gi-
vni to the creditors of the said Charles Conty,
th't on Monday, the 19th of this month, at
11 o'clock a. m. in the court room in the ca-
1iitol,the oath prescribed by the act of-the Oon.
gress i f the United States, entitled "an act for
the relief of insolvent debtors within the Dis-
trict of Coiumbia," will be administered to the
,taid insolvent and a trustee appointed, unless
sufficient cause to the contrary be then,'and
Provided a copy of this notice be inserted
in the National Intelligencer 5 times previous
to said day. .
By order of the hon. James S. Morseil.an as-
sistant Judge of the Circuit Court of'the Dia-
trict of Columbia.
WM. DRENT, Cleric.
FURNITURE AND HOUSE. '-
W ILL be sold en ThI.ir-il.,, l i.l, n by or
der ofthe Orpiir.s'-' c' t- ut wshr .
County, at the late residence .,I J mis MrcK)t.
ceasedd op.wsiie-tie mir,,sr i..i., rA.-'--
i -re mclsis ,ig rf 4 or 5 ed, b dslteads, iantid
',I .,ri'(, .,;, a,,rdi --r ,. |..,k,ng l,,-t sg
.'ah gany tu'i-9. c uim, cm.ie a, &c.
Aiso, a frame ds eltimtg b'.'ie in tront of The
tAs'ern Branch market, on a leaseh.'d estate
'f 99 years, renewable forever. The front,
part .f this h. use has been occupied for astore-
Aiso, 51 shares in the late Coa merciil Com,
;s)ny of Washin1tn, one gig and harness, onep
silver watch,and several article finen's wea.-
jari 2-3t Auctioneer.;
Ir7*The above sa!e 'is postponed to
Tuesday, the 20thinst. 11 o'clock a. ri.
POSTPONE D )ALE.
Sale at Auction.
O N Saturdav the luth inst. at 11 o'clock, A.
S M. opposite the Center Market, at the
house of Francis Pic, will be sold a parcel of
household and Kitchen Furnitu e,. Beds ant
Bedsteads, Tables, Chairs, and some Dry Goods,
one Waggon aini Geer, one Horse, rvwD Billiard '
Tables Also, a Frame House, handsomely si-
tuated for a small grocery, two doors east of
Mr Wm. Wood's shop. Terms of sale are, all
sums under 20 dollars, cash ; above 20 dollar.i
to 50 dollars, tbrty days credit ; above 50, nine-
ty days will begiven, payment to be secured by
notes, w,th approved endorsers .
GEO ADAMS, Auct'r. ,
N B. Any person wishing, may view the pro.
perty by applying to F. Pic, r ho ,s authorized '
to dispose of any of the property before sale.
jan 5- "
.gcY-The above sale is postponed until,
Thursday next, the 15th inst.
.BY virtue and in pursuance of two warrants
trom thecnmptroller ofthetreasuryoftthe .
United States, to me directed, will be sold Q v
public auction, for cash, on Friday, the 16.,t
h*y of January, 1818, at 11 o'clock A. M at the -
Court house in Charles county, state of Mary-
and, the following valuable property, to wit-
1st. A Tract of Land called the Grange,
whereon Col. Francis Newman now lives, said
o contain about 800 acres.
-1. Another Tract of Land called Benfield,
also the property of the aforesaid Col. Francis
Newman, and said to conts:n about 900 acres.-
W'hich said Tracts of Land have been levied
ipon, and are to be sold pursuant to an eact of
Congress, passed on the 9th clay of January,
.815, for the payment of the Direct Tax due
o the United States from the said Col. Fran-
*is Newman, as Collector of the 6th District of
Miaryland, far the years 1815 and 1816.
On the full payment t the purc'.aie money,
leeds, conveying all the right acquired b tnhe
United States to the aforesaid land, (in virtue
.f the before recited act) will be executed.
Marshal District of Md.
districtt of Maryland,
Chat les C'ty,Dec. 22,1817.
BURR MILL STONES.
OHN S. BROWN & CO. inform the public.
that t'ey have oin hand a large supply of
liurr Mill Stoneq,which they continue to make
t their manufactory on Patrick, near King at.
od will warrant them to be enqual in quality
o any made in the United States, which they
iBlsellt t the most reduced prices for cash.
Ale1tsdri,, dec 3-w3m -
50 Dollars Reward,
IF apprehended out of the state, and twenty-
five in the statP. Ran away from the sub-
scribe.', living near Cedar, creek, Shaenandoah.
county, Va. on the 21st ult, a mulatto man by
the name of Harry, a b'a, k,,mith liy trade, *
feet 6 ircheq high, 25 years old, slender made,
marked with tie letters H. W. on the right
cheek, supposed :o bate been done with India
ink, which may be seen by close examination-
he has en his l t' arm, hbove his wrist, a scar,
occasioned by a burn, on the right leg, above
the ancle, a large .'car occasioned by the cut of
a scythe. lie is a inning, arifiul fellow, ca-
pable of much duplicity. He took with,.hiim
a dark blue coast, without pocke, fleps, and with,
white bullet buttons, also a dark drab great
c-:t, with a large? cape, and lined with black.
fl noel, blue striped pantaloon two white
w:.istco.,ts, and a half worn fiu,' h.t Whoever
a ila ;p.-ehend the said Harry so that get
him again, sha'l receive the abovereward, and.
all reasonable charges.
AT a meeting of sundry proprietors
and occupiers of Fisheries on the River
Potomac, held pursuant to Public Notice
at Brown's Hotel, in the town of Alexan
dria, on the 24th day of Nov. 1817, Gen
PHILIP SIruAwr was called to the chair
and FeKDINrs ruo FAiusuFx, Esq. was ap
Whereupon the following Memorial
to the Legislatures of Maryland and tir
ginia were proposed and adopted, unani
TO THE LEGISLATURE OF [VIRGINIA.]
The Memorial of the undersigned, proprie
tors and occupiers of Fisheries on the River
Potomac, and others, respectfully represents-
That, for two seasons past, your memorialists
have sustained much injury from Tide or Gil
.'ets which have been set in numerous places
on that river and its waters, by certain person;
who are,personally,unknown to your memorial
ists ; and who, they confidently believe, are no
even inhabitants of the vicinity of the places so
infested by them; but are strangers, for the
most part, from distant parts of the country, and
many of them, as your memorialists have beei
informed and believe, fi-om other states in the
union, whence they have been driven to avoid
the penalties of strict and just Laws, made spe-
cially to prevent the evil of which your memo-
rialists here complain. That those Nets (which
are of considerable length and depth) are -
k placed, as necessarily must and do obstruct the
passage ofFish up the said River and its branch-
es. and turn them back from their usual annual
Source; at the same time that they take but an
considerablee number comparatively with the
awful &'customary mode offi'hing pursued by
your memorialists, whilst those gillnets also kill
a' d -destroy a considerable part of what they
hangl"aind wlich afterwards become a nuisance
on thilandingi of your memorialistas-That the
maTiifest and undoubted effect of this practice,
for twdf seasons past, has been to lessen very con-
siderahly (and in so1me cases fully one half,
the quantity of fish, and in particular of Shad,
that.hefire had been usually taken on that river:
by xwhilch not only have the proprietors 'and te-
nants of-fishing landings suffered an unexpected
curtailment of the.r income, and been deprived
of the fair and justLprofits oftheirsheavy outfits
and laborious enterprise, but thie country at
large, which constantly depends on this re-
source to a considerable extent, has been dis.
appointed of its requisite supply ,ffishi; and iln
particular the labouritng poor on this river :mnid
"its waters, have severely felt the effect in th.,
enhanced price of that bountiful gift of Provi-
Your memorialists, therefore, cannot but re-
present to your honorable body, that the exis-
tence of those tide or gill nets, is a serious inju-
ry, tnit only to the persons immediately con-
cerned in fishing shores, but to the public at
large ;'sucl as calls loudly for the interference
of your honorable body ; especially as they are
advised, and believe, that the practice here
complained of, is contrary at least to the spirit
of the existing laws, both of .arlanldn and
Virginia, the only states that can regulate this
matter, as regards the Potomac. They beg
leave, however, further to represent, that the
reipedy, und-r those avs, is -very Jlr- short ofJ
w-harit the case demtands.- For, a case can exist,
which requires a prompt, summary, and effec-
tual ,redress against a vrong-doer, itmist be such
an one as this ; where so great a good to itle
community, & so large an amount of the just and
fair profit to individuals, depends upon the la-
hborious and unremitting application of talent
-dingdeuu.ty, fbr thlo-short apac.e of only 40
,days'of each year !-and where, consequently,
an unlawfulit eimeit th'w, min the way of
-suc eT o, ctitilwi-tte slow process of
Your memoiialists purpose to accompany this
their memorial with the laws touching this
matter, of such of the states as have specially
acted upon it, together with authentic informa-
tion of the operation of those laws, and the de-
fects therein, which experience has pointed out
for the greater satisfaction of your honorable
body relative to the justice and necessity of this
Your memorialists solemnly declare to your
honorable body, that, judging from the rapid
growth of the evil here complained of, in the
great multiplication of the tide nets last season,
beyond what had appeared the year before,
When they were little observed and less under
stoodawithin the peaceful sphere of your me.
morialists' lawful operations ; they apprehend
the most destructive effects from a similar anpd
even greater increase of the evil next season,
should longer impunity be allowed to the law-
Wherefore your memorialists respectfully
pray yoar honorable body, that you take the
subject into immediate consideration ; and
that you will enact such regulations and im-
pose such forfeitures and penalties, as shall ef-
fectually reach the case; granting such summa-
iy- mode ofenforcing the same as may speedily
suppress the practice herein complained of.
And your memorialists, as in duty boutid, will
TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
The Memorial of the undersigned, proprie-
tors and occupiers of Fisheries on the River
Potomac, and others, respectfully represents-
That it, has been suggested'by several expe-
rienced Fishermen on the said River, that the
running of Steam Boats operates to lessen the
quantity of Fish, particularly Shad, that is usu-.
allytaken at the Landings on that River; Where-
fore your memorialists pray your hon. body to ap-
point a committee to enquire into the propriety
of stopping the Steam Boats that run thereon,
dur'eA the time of the Spring Fisheries, say
from the first day of April to thIe middle of
May, each season; and that you would grant
such other relief in the premises,as to your oa-
orable body shall seem right and proper.
Thereupon Resolved, That Ged. H. Lanham
Dennis M. Lyles, James Hollis, of Maryland,
and Thomson Mason, W. Haywood Foote, amnd
George Mason, of Virginia, be a committee to
superintend the printing andl circulating' of the
said memorials for signature; and also to cause
the same to be presented to the Legislatures
respectively, at an early period of their next
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meet-
ing be published in the National Intelhigencer,
the Maryland Gazette, and Richmond Enquirer.
Signed in behalf of the meeting,
PHI-LIP STUART, Chairman.
F FAIRFAX, Secretary.
S0 DOLLARS REWARD.
AN away from the subscriber, on the 30th
of August last, a negro girl named ANN,
but sometimes calls herselfAnn Higgins. She
is about 20 years old, a dark mulatto, 5 feet
2 or 3 inches hIigh, supposed to be pregnant-
has a small scar near one of her eyes ; there is
reason t. suspect she has a pass with her.-
The above reward will be given to any person
who will secure said girl in gaol, so that I get
her again, and all reasonable charges if bro'
Near Montgomery Courthouse, Md.
SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPOSITORY, Navy Commissioners' Office,
s No. 112, William-street, New-York. Dec. 12, 1817.
r Thl Female Union Society for the
, promotion of Sabbath Schools," for the LOCUST AND LOCUST TREENAILS.
, accommodation of those who may wish to The Navy Commissioners will receive
commence the interesting work of Sun- proposals till the first d;y of February
day School teaching, have opened a De- next, for an extensive supply of Locust
- pository at Mrs. Brewster's, No. 112, Timber and Locust Treenails, of the
WVilliamstreet, where they willsell at a following description :
s small advance, for cash only, the various Locust for too timbers, for line of bat-
publications necessary for conducting tie ships and frigates, 14 to 16 feet in
Sabbath Schools. length, and 13 to 16 inches diameter in
The following publications, are now the middle.
ready for delivery: Locust Treenails, 24 to 40 inches in
Introduction to reading the holy scrip- length, with the necessary drift for an au-
tures, for the use of children and a- gur of 1 1-4 to 1 3-8 inches.
dults, in ibur sheets of 48 lessons, to 'JOHN RODGERS,
be pasted on pasteboard, price- per President of the eavy Board.
Single set S1r-f the Navy Board
l For three or more sets 10 dec 15
The same lessons in books, per hun-
s dried 8 00 20 DOLLARS REWARD.
Do per dozen 1 12 AN away from the subscriber, 7th instant,
Sunday School union spelling books, I a negro.of the name of Robert Delany
t per hundred 6 00 he iq about 18 years of age, yellow complexion,
e Do per dozen 75 stout made, about 5 feet 10 inches high, and
Sunday school union lessons, adapted a good countenance; he is well known in the
to collective teaching 75 city, having worked at the different rope walks
For 3 or more sets 68 there-I purchased him of Mr. Thomas Fen-
Watts's Divine Songs, and other wick about 6 months since. He had on when
hymns, for pasting, per doz. sheets 311 he went away anold black broadcloth coai,
- Do in books per hundred 2 75 blue pantaloons, striped cassimere waistcoat,
Do per dozen 374 high crown hat, with a small leaf, and coarse
The shorter catechism, with scripture shoes. His mother lives with a Mr. Boyd,
proofs, per hundred 4 75 in or about Queen Anne, and I have every rea-
- Do per dozen 6Si son to believe he will attempt to get there. I
Short catechism, by John Brown, per will give $5 for him if taken in the city o0
hundred 3 00 Georgetown, SI0 if taken out of the district,
Do per dozen 44 and S20 if taken in Baltimore.
Historical catechism, by Dr. Watts, JOHN DOBBYN.
with forms of prayer & hymns, per Georgetown, dec 20--tf
hundred 4 75
Do per dozen 50or -ci
Milk for babes, or catechism in verse. oFor Sale or Exchange,
per hundred 3 50 For merchandize or property in George-
Do per dozen 44 town or Washing-ton.
The catechism ofthe Protestant Epis- 5 T0 HE subscriber offers two farms for sale, in
copal Church, per hundred 50 I Montgomery county, both lying near Go-
Do per dozen a shen; one of the farms contains 194 acres,
A scriptural catechism, intended for about 85 acres of which is in clover, and have
the use of the Methodist societies, been so for two years, and has been twice plais-
per hundred 5 00 tered; about 100 acres of this tract is in wood
Do per dozen 68 it was formerly owned by Jesse Cromwell.-
A select list of scriptures, for schools The other tract contains 150 acres, about 90 ol
and families, perdoze which is in clover, and was formerly occupied
Per single one 61 by a Mr. Bates. The above places are only
[T us publication is principally in- about half a mile a part. Any person can see
tended to assist c-unday school teach- them by applying to Mr. John Ricketts, who
ers in the selection of those parts of live on the premises.
scripture to lie read by their classes, Also, a farm of 570 acres of very rich land,
which are most suited to convey in- near Eddyville, in the state of Kentucky, and
struction to the juvenile mind; only within 4 miles of navigable water, sufficient for
a few copies are necessary in a school.) vessels of 400 tons. On this land is a large
Numerical register books 1 12. distillery, with very heavy copper stills, that
Minute do 751 have cost upwards of S1000 ; a new grist mill
Class papers, per hundred 2 .0 and dwelling house, built of stone principally.
Do per dozen 314 Also, within about one mile of the above, a
Cards, which answer the purpose of tract of 200 acres of heavily timbered land,in a
tickets, per hundred 1 00 complete square.
A selection of scripture texts,foryoung The abova described property is well worth
persons to commit to memory, by the attention of those who wish to attend to
the Rev. Dr. Brown, intended for farming, &c. Being entirely out of my line of
the use of Sunday schools of all de- life, they may be had on low terms.
nominations, per hundred 12 00 THOS. C. WRIGHT.
Do per dozen 2 00 Georgetown, March 17-eotf
Hints tor tihe establishment of Sunday
schools, with forms of the books for
keeping a methodical account of 50 Dollars Reward.
the scholars 12s AN away from the subscriber, living in
Do persdoxcn 1 12 fLe Georgetown, on the 12th September last,
The constitution and rules of the Fe- a negro boy named Aaron, 14 years of age, 4 ft.
male Union Society 12, 7 or 8 inches high, has rather a flat nose-high
First annual report of do 123 forehead ; his hair is somewhat long, and thin
The Sunday school teacher's guideby onhis head. He has a small scar on or about
J. James 37. the centre of his forehead, and a large one on
Do per dozen 3 75 one of his arms, just above the wrist. Hlie is left
Do per hundred 30 00 handed, has a fine set of teeth and prominent
lymns tor Sunday school teachers, half lips, and pleasing countenance when spoken
bound 25 to. HIadon whenhe went away a pair of old
Do full bound 311 nankin pantaloons, a coarse linen shirt, and a
Do per hundred 16 00 large apron of coarse linen-he is without hat
Do perdozen 2 25 or shoes.
Do full bound, per hundred 25 00 I will give the above reward if delivered to
Do per dozen 3 00 me in Georgetown, or 25 dollars if secured in
A variety of tracts suitable for rewards any gaol so that I get him again. It is proba-
with neat printed covers, from (per ble that he is gone up into Montgomery county
hundred) S1 to 5 50 as I purchased him from the Berry estate about
Just published, and sold at the same place, a 4 years .ago.
Scripture Help, designed to assist in the read- LODOWICK SHEPPAED.
ing of the bible profitably, by the Rev. Edward jan 10-1m
Dickersteth, abridged by the author-price 25
cents single, per dozen 52 50,per hundred 216.
Those at a distance who have no correspond- TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
ent in New York are requested to send theiror- 11th June, 1817.
ders post paid, to Miss Oram, No. 15, Broadway. NOTICE is hereby given, that at a meet-
SThe Female Union Society are anx- ing of the Commissioners of the Sinking
ious to receive information of the different Fund, held on the 14th day of March,
Female Sunday School, Union or single 1817, it was determined that the provi-
sunday schools throughout the United sions of the act entitled "An act to pro-
States tht they may embody such infor- vide for the redemption of the public
nation in their next annual report. They debt," passed on the 3d day of March,
therefore particularly request the direc- 1817, should be carried into effect as far as
tors of the onion societies or superinten- the same might be practicable ; and that,
dents of single schools to transmit to them in pursuance of the said resolution, Rich-
post paid a short account of the use and ard Smith, Cashier of the Office of Dis-
progress of the schools under their care, count and Deposit at Washington, has
previous to the first of March 1818. been appointed agent, under the superin-
Reports of this society will be forwarded tendance of the Secretary of the Treasu-
to those who may have contributed in- ry, to make purchases of stock of the
formation. United Stateswithin the limits prescribed
N. B.-Editors throughout the United States, by a within the limits prescribed
who are willing to contribute their mite toward bylaw; and to whom all persons desirous
Sunday Schools,are requested to give the above of disposing of their stock will make ap-
one insertion., plication.
jan 2-2aw4w (Signed)
SWILLIAM H. CRAWFORD,
Very cheap Land for Sale. Sec'retay. C the TreaWRD,.
THE Subscriber offers for sale, at a very June 12-wtf
moderate price, one hundred and forty
acres of Land, situate due north of the capitol
of the United States, and about four miles dis- Lands for Sale.
taunt.ds On this land is an eminence that corm- WISH to sell the three following mentioned
mands a vey extensive prospects of the sr- tracts of land, and if satisfactory security for
rounding country. On about one third of this the payment of tihe purchase money is given, a
land is a thriving young growth of wood and liberal credit may ie had, viz :
timber, chiefly of chestnut, and a great propor- A tract called the Resurvey on Thomas &
tion of which is now large enough for posts. It Mary, and the Meadows," lying in Prince
will be sold all together or divided, as may best Georges' county, Maryland, about three mil s
suit a purchaser, as the public road runs nearly from Bladcnsburg, adjoining the Lands of the
through the centre of it. It will be shown, and late Mr. Stoddert, intersected by the Beaver
the terms made known, by the subscriber, near Dam Branch, and the road leading from Bla-
the City of Washingtoni. densburg to Unnper Marlbrn' ant'l ,mntnhh,,-
100 Dollars Reward.
nAN away from the subscriber, residing on
ib the farm ot Mr. Isaac Duckett, in Prince
Georges' county, negro Jacob, formerly a fer-
ryman at Quinn's ferry, over South river, a ve-
ry black man, with a scar across his forehead,
about 30 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high,
an open good countenance, and generally well
behaved. Had on when he went awayi blue
roundabout and trowsers, but as he has other
clothes he will of course change them. It is
probable he is somewhere in the neighborhood
of Dr. Joseph Hall, Anne Arundel county,where
he has a wife, or has gone to Alleghany county
where he has a brother.
The above reward will he paid immediately
on my getting possession of the negro.
by a late survey, 407 3-4 acres. A large pai't
of this Landis in woods, and a considerable bo-
dy of iich meadow laid, formed by the Beaver
Daim running through it, may be reclaimed.
Arnold Hurley, living on this land, will shew
A tract called Jackson's Improvement and
Hard Struggle, lying in Montgomery county,
Maryhland, on the east side of the north west
branch of the Eastern Branch of Potomac, ad-
joining the land of Mr. Jasper Jackson, con-
taining about 246 acres. Thomas Cecil, the
tenant on this lan !, will shew it.
A tract ins Fairfax county, Virginia, lying ona
the north side of 'Pumrnmets' Run, about five
miles fiom Georgetown, adjoining the Lands of
Mr. Gantt, the Rev. Mr. Maflitt, and Mrs. A-
dams, containing about 200 acres. There is a
Mill Seat on this Land. Janus Falconer, the
tenant on this land, will shew it.
Georgetown, aug 13-wtf
Navy Commissioners' Office,
Washington, 30th dug. 1817.
The Board of Navy Commissioners
are still desirous of entering into contracts
for a further supply of live oak timber,
cut to moulds, for the building of Line of
Battle Ships and Frigates, to be delivered
at the United States' Navy Yards, for
which a liberal price will be given, and
each cargo paid for as delivered. Am-
ple time will be allowed for the perform-
ance of the contracts. Persons having
the means to execute, and the disposition
to engage in contracts, will find it to their
interest to.apply early.
President of the .Navy Board.
(5IThe printers of the Laws of the United
Statesat Boston, New York. Philadelphia, Bal-
timore, Norfolk, Wilmington, N. C, Charleston,
S. C. Savannah, Geo. and New Orleans, will be
pleased to publish the above once a week for six
months, and send their accounts to the Navy
sep 4 6mn
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WOUNDED
Pension Office, Dec. 23.
THE following evidence will be requi
red in all militia cases, and in cases of the
regular army, where the discharge and
surgeon's certificate have been lost or
destroyed, or where they have never been
originally granted, to enable the Secreta-
ry of War to grant pensions, viz :
In cases where the regular discharge
and the surgeon's certificate for disabili
ty, cannot be had, the applicant for a pen-
sion, whether he has been a soldier of the
regular army, or a militiaman in the ser-
vice of the United States, must produce
the sworn certificate of his captain, or
other officer under whom he served, sta-
ting distinctly the time and place of his
having been wounded, or otherwise disa-
bled, and that the same wounds or disa
abilities arose while in the service of the
United States, and in the line of his duty
with the affidavit of one or more surgeon,
or physicians, whether of the army or
citizens, accurately describing the wound,
and stating the degree of disability to
which the soldier n.ay be entitled under
it : these documents to be sworn to be-
fore a Judge of the United States' Court,
or some state Judge or Justice of the
Peace ; and if a state Judge or Justice
of the Peace, then under the seal of the
Clerk of the County in which such Judge
or Justice nay reside, and the name of
the paymaster who last paid the soldier
as belonging to the service of the United
States, to be in every instance furnished
by the applicant, in order to determine
the date of the commencement of his
gy Printers of the laws of the United States
are requested to insert the above two months,
and forward their accounts for payment to the
FINE FARMS GRATIS.
A NUMBER of French emigrants, who have
l. not been themselves practical farmers,
are desirous to share with good honest fami-
lies a portion of their grants, in consideration
of the experience and capacity of persons who.
have been habituated to agriculture. As eve-
ry kind of farming, the cultivation of cotton,
sugar, maize, wheat, potatoes and grain, and
vegetables of every kind, will, ofnecessity, be
carried on in the settlement, as well as those
of the vine and olive, persons who may be ac-
customed to any will be acceptable; and for
this purpose ONE HUNDRED FAMILIES of
persons accustomed to farming business, will
be presented each with a handsome farm lot
of ground, in fee- simple forever, and without
one dollar cost, only on the condition of the
family actually settling on and improving the
land by any husbandry that may be most ac-
ceptable to the settler.
These farms will be laid out on the grant of
Congress to the French emigrants, among the
new settlements on the Tombigby, in the Ala-
bama Territory; the richness of the soil, and
the salubrity of the climate are equal to any
in the world; the plain reason tor making
these gifts of land is to. obtain an additional,
vigorous and active population ; as the propri-
etors are perfectly awa.e that it is by a nu
merous population society is enriched, and its
comn.rts and security augmented.
Families with numerous children will be
preferred; and those who carry their wives
and families will be considered as entitled to
greater consideration, in proportion to their
number, he. lth and industry.
It need not be remarked, because it must
be perceived, that those who go upon these
terms obtain all the opportunities of better-
ing their condition, and profiting by the growth
of a new colony; and of obtaining gradually
wealthy settlements by their industry for theit
Application from persons who propose ac-
cefting these offers, must be made with re-
commendations from persons of credit, for none
but the sedate and industrious will be receiv-
V. M. GARESCHE,
No. 220, Market street, Philadelphia, and to
At Eagleville, the chief town of the new set-
tlement, who will be on the spot the beginning
of March next.
Philadelphia, dec 15-dlw,2awtf
FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.
) AN away on Saturday night last, a light
mulatto boy named ISAAC, about 17 or
18 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, or
thereabouts ; wore a great deal of straight and
long hair on his head, dark eyes, and turns
pale when slightly alarmed. Had on a dark
brown coat, and a fur hat. Took with him se-
veral linen shirts with ruffles, and a large dark
brown great coat, with belt and straps: other ,
clothing not known.
It is probable that he has gone on board one
of the Potomac wood boats, or-bas made his
way to Daltimore or Alexandria, with a view
to go to sea.
The above reward will be given to any per-
son who shall secure the above named slave in
any gaol without the limits of the District of
Columbia, so that I get him again, and twenty-.
live dollars if taken and secured within the
oct 17- H. CLAY.
Museum of the Metru lih
T HIS fine collection of Painting,. compose-
of tnc three great schools, Italian, Flen,
sh land French, with a few English l'aintili-.,
.will be exposed to the view of the Aniateiurs o'
the Fine Arts in the house form, v occunied
by Gen. Van Ness, near Peinnsylvan'a avemine.
This collection is certainly not equalled in
the United States, and it would doi liQnour to
any city in Europe. Itpossesscs al iosofure rae
antiques, viz. an Etrusean Vase, oi'the most an-
cient form, found in IIereulaneumn; and a smalt
vesselti'om Pompeii; also, some fine Cameos,
Mosaiques, and Bronzes; an Antique Marble
Head; a bass relief profile of the iPrincess of
Medics, composed of pearl and fine stones ; a
V irgin Mary, carved in ivory; and various other
curiosities. A Splendid \ork in seven vol-
umes 8vo. entitled "Le Musoe Napoleon," fil-
led with Copperplates, representing the Paint
ings that composed that Grand Callery; also,
the Dictionary of Painters, by Pilkington, wil!
lie on the table, to assist in explaining tl-e Paint-
ings, which are now to be viewed, at 50 cents
each visitor, and at half price to children ,; o
at two dollars per month to subscribing visitors
The Museum will be open daily, Sundays ex-
cepted, from 8 o'clock in the morning till 5 ir.
N. B.-Any person desirous of exhibiting
Paintings, Curiosities of Art or Nature, or any
of his ingenious works, shall find the utmost at-
tention paid to them ; and if any natural curio-
sities should be for sale, the subscriber will give
full value for them ; or if they should be pre-
sented to the Museum, the donor will be freely
The subscriber continues to take Likenesses
as usual, in oil or crayons. lie wilt also take a
few pupils to learn the art of Painting and
AUGUSTIN DE MILLIERE.
Y order of Montgomery Cotnty Court, the
subscribers, conimissioners to divide the
real estate of Lewis Ieilmnean, late of Montgo-
.nery County, deceased, will offer at Public
Sale on the premises, on Tnursday the 5th
day of February next, at 12 o'clock, parts of
two tracts called Valentine's Garden, enlarg-
ed, and the Two Brothers, containing in the
whole, about two hundred and forty acres.
This land lies on the stage road leading from
Georgetown to Fredericktown, about 2 miles
from Montgomery Court House; upon this
land there is a comfortable dwelling. house, and
other out houses. A large apple orchard of
choice fruit, and a number of never-falling
springs. The soil is well adapted to Timothy
and Clover. About one fourth of diis land is
well timbered; one third of Ute purchase ni-
ney to be paid in hand ; the remaining balance
in six, twelve and eighteen months from the
day of sale, with interest. Bonds with security
will be required, and possession given on the
first day of April next. A further description
of this land is thought unnecessary. Any per-
son wishing to purchase the property can view
it previous to the day of sale.
There is a crop of wheat and rye seeded on
wiI.LI A.M wNIrfSUAN,
BIAKEit WATi., 5 Commisrn
dec. 13, 1817.
City of Washington.
T HE subscriber begs leave to inform his
friends and the public generally, that ne
has taken that elegant spacious house, lately
built by Benismin G. Orr, Esq. on C street,
fronting the Pennsylvania av-nu e, a short dis-
tance north east of Davis's hotel, and central
from the Capitol and public ottffices, and will
be ready for the reception of travellers and
others on the 17th November ensuing, where
satisfactory accommodations shall be furnish-
ed. The proprietor assures those who may fa-
vor him with their custom that no pains will be
spared to render his establishment agreeable &
Gentlemen travelling with their families can
have separate apartments, such as dining and
drawing rooms, with bed chambers attached.
Stage will take passengers from the house
to almost any part of the union.
N. B.-Stabling for, horses, and excellent
Land for Sale,
WITHIN eight miles of the City of Wash-
ton, on a credit of 3, 6,9, 12, and 13
This tract contains between ninehue 'red and
a thousand acres, situated on the Past Road
from the City of Washington to Annapt lis, by
the way of Upper Marlborough, the seat rfjus-
tice for Prince George's County, State of Mary-
land; from which place it is distant about seven
miles. The village of Centreville is laid off on
part of this estate, which, from its position, is
likely to improve. Contiguous to the village, and
on part of this estate, is one of the finest springs
of water in Maryland. FNearly half this tract is
in wood, which might easily be taken to Wash-
ington or Alexandria, both of which places af-
ford an excellent market, and the road being
fine, a waggon might perform two trips a day;
the average price of this article is about six dol-
lars per cord. The land is generally level, well
watered,contains about 10 acres of well improve.
ed meadow, and forty or fifty more may be made
at a small expense. There is not a spot in Ma-
ryland more remarkable for health. It abounds
in fruit of various kinds, and is divided into three
or four separate tenements, on one of which the
improvements are calculated to accommodate a
genteel family. The others might be rendered
comfortable ata small expense.
The only motive for disposing of this valua-.
ble property, is to enable the proprietor to comn
ply with Ilia engagements, with which view a
great bargain may be had if application be im-
mediately made. For further particulars apply
to David M. Forrest, attorney at law, City ot
Washington, or the subscriber residing on the
The above tract will be divided to suit pur
chasers, if required.
100 Dollars Reward.
WILL give the above reward for the ap-
prehension of my negro man CLEM, and
his wife SOPHY, both of whom left my far-n
aboot the middle of May. Clem, who calls
himself Clem Hill, is a slim black fellow,abhout
6 feet high, and 22 or ,23 years of age. Sophy
a short trunchy girl, about 16 or IS years of
age, quite black, w,th thick heavy lips, gram
countenance, and apparently 5 or 6( months ad-
vanced in her pregnancy. I wll give the a-
bove reward to sany person who will secur--
.hem btth in any jail so thit I get them. ,r 70
4ir- cem and :itU for Sophy if taken aad del ver-
SAML. SP'RI; :
Bdeo.sbu'rg, June 6, 1817. S