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out upon the matter of it in un informal conversation in January, and expressed m> recret that it should have been iriisappre S, i Canning immediately laid henueL. Air. b . . / that he was himself of opinion that the idea upon which that condition turns could no well find its way into a stipulation ; that he had nevertheless, believed it proper to pro pose the condition to the United States; that he should have been satisfied with the rtjectisn of it ; and that the consequence would have been that they should have in tercepted the commerce to which it refer red if anv such commerce should be at * , • tempted. _from CongrefBonal iEeg ifter. In Senate. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Mr. Pope presented a petition from the in habitants ol" lira Mississippi territory east of Pearl liver, praying for a division nf the terri tory. Ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Meigs gave nolire that to-morrow he should ask leave to bring in a bill to authorise the surveying and making of certain r.vails in the state of Ohio, as contemplated in the treaty ol Brownstown, in the Michegan territory Thursday, Dec. 14. Mr. Leib submitted the following motion for consideration : licsolved. That the president of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before the lenate a copy of the correspondence between him and the governor of Pennsylvania in the ease of Gideon Olmsted. The bill to prevent the abuse of the privileges and immunities enjoyed by foreign ministers ■within the United States was, on motion of Mr. Giles, recommitted to a select committee. The bill to extend the time for issuing and lo cating military warrants, was read a third time and passed. Agreeably to notice given. Mr. Meigs asked and obtained leave to bring in the above-men tioned bill, which was read, and passed to a se cond reading. Friday, Decernin' ! 5. The above-mentioned bill was read the se cond time and committed to Messfs. Meigs, Bradley and Pope, to consider and report there on to the senate. Mr. Bradley submitted for consideration the following resolution. Resolced, That the secretary of the treasury be and hereby is requested to lay before the senate a statement of the payments which have been m rde by the respective states of the direct tax; designating, as far as may be, what sums unaccounted for by the supervisor«, what sums are in the hands of collectors, and the in whose hands such monies are ; and are persons what sums are still due from any of the respec tive states. [Committee appointed agreeably to the 22d rule, far conducting business in the serfate ; Messrs. Gilman, Griswold and Mathewson.j Monday, Dec. 18. The bill from the house of representatives revive the act for the relief of the refugees from the British provinces of Canada and No \ va Scotia ; was read a first time and passed to a second reading. Mr. Smith of Md. agreeably to notice intro duced a bill for the relief of Joseph Stimmerl, Simon FhiHipson- William Hamon, Archibald M'Cali, avd Isaac Clason, which was read and passed to a second reading. Tht motion submitted by Mr. Bradley on Friday last was taken up and agreed to. Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom was recommitted the bill to prevent the abuse of the privileges and immunities enjoyed by foreign ministers within the United States, re ported the same with amendments ; which were read and ordered to lie on the table. Tuesday, Dec. 19. The vice president attended and took the chair of the senate. A message was received from the prescient of the United States enclosing the co res pondence between him and the governor of Pennsylvania relative to the case of Gideon Ohusiead, which was read and ordered lo be printed. The b'll to prevent the abuse of the privile ges and immunities enjoyed by foreign minis ters within the United States was read and or dered to he engrossed for a third reading. House of Representatives. Wednesday, Dec. 13, A report was received from the secrelttry of pursuance of ? ihe treasury, enclosing, in standing resolution of the house, a statement of the drawbacks payable un articles exported from the United States in the years 1806, 1807 and 1808, comp »red witli the mount of duties collected on the same respectively, statement the following abstract is made: From this ! ' ics ru 'd D, 'harks l lavable . 16.875 10,"67,191 249. Years 1306 I8O7 1 9 09,8:13 1808 11,1 88,517 red to lie on tbe table. M Van I lorn called for the i)6 Ord , . consideration 1 j-u.uti >n - laid on tlie table by him a few «if r . . . Affeisome debate three of ti c resolutions wc . re , nl * r ed t0 the commit;« of commerce and manufactures, and two rejected, Those referred relate to the prohibition of the exportation of domestic produce in any other vessc | s than those owned and who ly navigated |, y citizens of the U. States; to laying an ad ditior.r.l d scriminating duty In favor of vessels o! tlmt description; and to modifying pealing the laws allowing drawback, , Those rejected relate to prohibiting exporta '-ion from our potts of foreign goods in Aineri ca , n vessels ; and .o prohibiting American ves sels from carrying articles ol foreign growth one foreign port to another. Mr. Gold, for the purpose of obtaining cor rect information relative to our affairs with En gland, submitted the following resolution, which after a debate, was carried—85 to 36. days ago relative to repealing drawbacks with a view of having them referred to a milice. com or rê Resdlved, That the President of the United States be requested to lay before this House such information contained in any dispatch from the American minister in London, relative to the instructions of Mr Canning to Mr / Erskine of the 23d of January. 1809, and rela tive to any communications and conversations between inister and Mr. Canning antecedent the Amen ur subsequent thereto on the same subject, as may not, in the opinion of the President, he improper to be communicated. Thursday, Dec. 14. Mr. Nelson, from the committee ap pointed on the subject, reported a bill for the relief of the infirm, disabled and super.« animated officers of the late revolutionary army, and of the present army of the U. States. YAZOO CLAIM. Mr. Bacon mmetl rhat the petition nf the New England Mississippi Land Com. pany should be referred to the committee of claims. After considerable debate the question was taken and it was carried—yeas 60, nays 56. [lu our next we shall record the names of the voters on 'his important question.] Friday, Dec. 1 5. The hill to revive an act for the relief of the British refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia, vvas read a third time and passed. Mr. Troup made a motion lor printing certain do. urn nt« of the state of Georgia, relative to the Yazoo Lands, which ordered to lie on the table. were Monday, Dre. 18. The following resolutions submitted few days since by Mr. M'Kim, were agam called up and adopted. Resolved, That the committee of commerce and ufact ures be instructed to enquire into the expedi ency of prohibiting, by law, the importation in foreign ships or vessels, of all goods- wares a*:d merchandise, not of ihe growth.produce or manufacture of he coun try to which the ship belongs, excepting in the ships of such countries as, by permanent regu'ation, permit our ships or vessels as freely and beneficially as their own, to impur into their territories, the produce and manufactures of foreign countries* Resolved, That the committee of commerce and manufactures, b* instructed to enquire into the expe diency of laying an additional import duty on distil ed spirits imported in foreign ships or vessels from ports or countries, in which American vessels are not per mitted. by permanent regulation to a fair participation in such trade and that the committee have leave to report on these resolutions, by bill or otherwise* A message from the president containing the letters from Mr. Pinkney, published in the prêt eding columns, were received and re. d. On motion of Mr. Poindexter, the house adopted a resolution instructing the com mittee on the public lands, to enquire into the expediency of repealing certain parts of the act to prevent the illegal settlements on, and to expel intruders from the public lands of the U. States. Mr. Fisk reported a bill, making provi sion for taking the third census of the people of the U. S. and their territories ; which was read twice, and refem d to a committee ot the whole on Monday next. Mr. Poindexter offered the following re solution, which was adop'ed : Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to lay before the House an abstract of all British pa tents, warrants, or orders of survey, filed in his office agreeably to the several acts of Congress, regulating grants of public lands south of Tennessee. n <J5a3ette. Unimington , December 23, 1809. MARRIED—On Saturday evening last, by tbe Rev. Mr. Prycej Mr. William Hickman, of Smyrna, (Del.) to Miss Elizabeth Cartmell, of Brandywine Hundred. -, on Thursday evening, by the same, Mr. John Day and Miss Sarah Cling, both of Christiana-Hun dred. ing, by the «amc, Mr. Jo seph Robinson and Miss Amelia Carter, bom of Bran dywine* the same The following very singular petition, with about eighty signatures from different parts of his state, we und.r.tand, says the Savannah Republican, lias made its appearance in the lenate, where it received a first reading, and was ordered to lie on the table. *• To the honorable the picsident of the s > na'e and speaker of the house of representatives and the members thereof, of the state of Geor gia, iii general assembly met, greeting — ■ he pi tbion of your petitioner*, humbly omble body to l.ike under your serious consideration, our present judiciary sys. tern and penal code of law?, and prate atm-pdinem* and alteration your h v cli Hierein,, as, in your wisdom and judgment, you may deem most con ducive to the peace, urctnily and happiness of die good citizens of thi is stale, so as to dispense and totally obliterate the most useless pests i/iat ever disarmed the human society, (to nuit, the lawyers) who have so successfully learnt the trade of living; and not only that, but some have been anful enough to nionoputir.e large estates at the ezpcncc of ether good citizens of this state ; and we, your petitioners, as npublicans, be, lieving in the equal rights of man, and also that the Deity tu the Creation, did not contemplate law g made no distinction in the forma tion of min, but lelt the lawyers as adequate to the pursuit of honosl labor as the rest of mankind. " VVe therefore think it a hardsh cm he devised Iters — p, if no plan whereby the good citizens of this state can, constitutionally, come at their just dues and demands, without being compelled to be swindled out of at least of them —having gone lining h the hands nf a crea ture called a lawyer. We therefore puy your honoroblc body, if compuibli with the consti tution, von would would extricate the good citizens out of the jaws of those devouring monsters —then the goo 1 citi zens of this stntc primitive state in which mankind slocd affected to each other, before any such creature ad a law yer existed, If has hcen said, that Sampson shiv his thousands with the jaw-bone of qfi ass, Lut, in our opinion , the jawbones of taw'jot's ( assisted by their tonguesJ have since devoured their millions to : stain by that of the ass. Only grant quest, as far as consistent , and ive your petitioners , as i/i duty bound, will pray.*' in a manner e third make such alterations as ill on' e more return to the an Burlington Pork .—Under date of Burlington, December 1, a gentleman gives thé following particulars .— I send you the weight of four extraordinary hogs, that were Weighed alive this morning in the hay scries of this place. They were littered in January 180', and aie the property of Mr. Ellis Wright, who has taken them lo Philadel phia. The weight of the largest is 7f) l lbs. second third fourth 770 74Q 723 J. otal The size of the largest is as follows : Height Length from the end of the snout to the root of the tail Round the girth The others are neatly the same size. These form part of a litter of 13, pir.tly of the Engli.h and partly of the Guinea breed — Four oi five of the litter were killed at II months old, and weighed near 400 each, sow when fatted and killed weighed 2.30, and the boar Was very small. From the great size of these hogs you may well conclude they are not fat. bo far arc they from it, that the owner is doubtful w hether he will kill them before next season. If he docs not they will average' 1006. They arc handsome clean lookmg hogs, almost white, and without that slouch look that l uge hogs commonly have, 3029 3 ft. S inches. 9 G 8 The James lirait l, of Pennsylvania, was tried at the Old Bailey, in England, on the 5th Ocic ber, and sentenced to twelve months imprison ment, and to pay 500 pounds sterling seducing a mechanic to come lo C that is, for telling ; live easier, cheaper in England. t-> give bond and surety Tile government of Great Britain ap ic-iy imitating the Egyptian gov ine, 1er his country— n ecqaintaiice.that lie Could and better in America than mechanic, on his part, had lot to leave the coun Th try. pears to he cl eminent of old —starving and oppressing the people at home, and rejus'np to let them go to the land " flowing with milk and honey." Trenton T. Amer. Marine 3Ugf* PORT OF WILMINGTON. AitntvtD. Schooner Poilv, Brader. from Cuba.—Cocoa, castor oil and dye woods. —— Caroline.*of Vienna, Wim Mark ., from Lisbon.—Salt, fruit, 8cc.—Consigned to the owner on board. This vessel parted her best bower anchor the 10th inst. near the Brown in Dela ware bay, and grounded near Lewis Town reek, about 4 miles from the Light House. Saved all lier cargo, under the inspection of the revenue officer at Lewis Town, with little or no damage, or cost, except lighting the vessel. > on c A Grand Communication F the Grand Lodge of Delaware will be held at the town of Dover, in the O 1 county of Kent, on monda Y the 15th day of January next, at ten o'clock in the morn ing, at which time and place the Masters, Wardens and Past-Masters of the several Lodges in the state of Delaware are re. quested to attend. Published by order of Jesse Green, Esq. Right Worshipful Grand Master. EDW. ROCIIE, G. *r C . Wilmington, Dec. 23,. 1809. tin For Sale, Lot of Ground , S I 1 UATE at the corner of Walnut ard Second streets, in the borough of Wil mington, containing 34 perchis and a half ; on which there i.s a commodious two-story/ dwelling House, with Kitchen, Stable, Coach-house, Wash-house, Smoke-house, / Garden, and a pump of good water in the / 1 he terms ma r be known, upon ap- ! plication to Mr. Michael Dawson in Wil mington, or to the subscribers in Philadel phia. vai d. THOMAS MONTGOMERY. GEORGE LATIMER. December 23d, 1303. if To be Rented, And possession given on the 25th of March next, LARGE and very' convenient brick Dwelling-House, (with piazza and kitchen adjoining) situate in the village of Christiana-Bridgc, in New-Castle county, and state of Delaware : together with a large hay-house, carriage-house, and good sta ling lor horses and cattle. The dwell ing.house is 44 feel front, 20 deep ; finish ed in the best manner, and in complete re pair. A Also—about ten acres of LAND, in a very high slate of cultivation, adjoining the above described premises; which will be rented with, or separate from the may be agreeable to the person renting.— 1'or a further description nf the property, and terms, apply to Mr. Daniel Smith die tenant in possession, or to the subscriber in New-Castle. New Castle, Dec. 23, 1809. me, as JAMES COUPER. tf For Scde, '"UHF. cargo of the schooner Caroline, Captain Mark-lev, from Lisbon—con. taming <)0 Moys of Salt, of the first quality. 3000 lbs. Cotk Wood. bOO Groce Corks. 6' Jars Grapes. 41 Boxes Bloom Raisins. 30 Frails Pigs. A Quantity of Fancy Work Baskets. Apply to John Iledrick, Custom-House Wharf. Wilmington, Dec. 23. 4t NOTICE. ALT. those persons w-lio arc friendly t rr.oval of the seat of justice of New Castle ty, (torn its present to -a more centra! situation ; and more particularly tho«e who have petitions for said removal, in their possession, with fivna tures thereto—are hereby requested to attend (with such petitions) a meeting to he held at the house of Charles Allen, in the village of Chris tiana Bridge, on Thurniay the 23rii bist, to con cert measures for carrying the same into iffect, and to transact other business of the utmost im > a rc cour portance. Deo. 80. 3t To Sportsmen. T 7 ILL he let out for hunting, on Christ V V mas Day the 25th inst. nt 10 o'clock in the morning, ai the Indian Queen, corn er of Market and Queen streets, A Wild Deer, Where persons desirous of partaking of the pleasures of the chase are requested to at tend. Wilmington, Dec. 6, I8O9. 5t BREWING. T HE. ubscriber having commented Brewing fin the season, begs leave to n.foim his Town and Country Cmtrmcr., that lie has STRONG &■ TABLE TIE Ell rf an excellent quality constantly 011 Land, which he wi pose of at the usyial prices. All orders will be promptly attended to. to « 18 - of Joseph-B. Shipley, TVrhnbig ton,- Ko v. 1, 1,809. Sein Twine and White Rope Ma nufactory. LOUGH Lines, Plough Traces, Bed Cords, Halters, Bed Laces, Sewing and Seine Twine, warranted equal to any imported, for sale by P John Hedges. Dec. 6, .1809. Gin Notice I S hereby given, that the subscriber intends to apply to the Legislature of the State of Delaware, at its next Se'sion, for powering certain persons, therein to he to improve and straighten Murds-rhill Creek, in Kent county. a ta-,v cr.i am ed, Walter Douglass, il retint on Mills , Non. 4, I $09. tf.