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| (,-£t 7th, and is very pan cu.a) in lUtmg, that
I Moieaa was flill in 'he Appcrir.es, with one
| French a my ; ai d Cb»mpoiret at N ee, &c.
I wi hanoih r- Whereas at .li.tt moment, Moreau
■ was on his way to Paris, to take ti e command '
3 nf the army of the Rhine ; and Chanipionct
4 was eollttfling the remainsol thes,army if Ita'y
in the Gf.neofe territoiy. 1 litis the roa n thread
nf»thcfe fi e lpun fpeculations, which were to
defeat armies, and rtc< nqu r Countdes, is fever
ed ; and all the confluences Impended theieon
var.i/hedinto air— into thin air.”
ITall'en has left Egypt, and lias auived at
Malta.—He has loll an eye.
According to the report of the Directory to
I the Council of Five Hundred, the total ex*
j peme of the la it year was eftimated at fe»en
I hundred and twenty five millions. The utmoll
* imount of the receipts, would not erceed tour
( hundred and feventy five milti* r>*. leaving *
) deficiency of fr< m two hundred and forty to
two hundred and fifty million*.
n * ~~
* French Contribution'?.
f ZURICH, SXPT. 30, ’99.
We ire reconquered into liberty, md accord*
3 md) t' t tights of conqutfl are ufed over u».
l he con«]ueiipg Genetal has impofed upon u*
« a contribution of eight hundred thoufand
lJ franks ; payment, the whole in ninety.fix hours
g 1 licit alter—in order to gild the pill, goodty
"I Ions are alledged.—The lbldier has not received
I his pay for four months—The army wants eve
§j ry thing, and it is more eafy to put an impo’
|y lition on the city of Zurich, than to force the
H French treafury to fend funds. However, it is
■ noc on us alone, that the contribution falls.—
The inhabitants of St. Gall are to pay a C< n
tri' miori of 400,000 ftank'.
I Paris, Oft. 14—The French army has been
entirely fepported by the Helvetian Republic
firtee the treaty of aliance, and that in contempt
of the treaty, one article of which very flriftly
obliges the French government to be alone at
the charge of fupporting that army. The
French commiflarics and contractors habituated
to let the fetvice want, in order to rob the better,
have almoft entirely emptied the Helvetian
magazines. The Helvetic Republic has fur
niflied fince the commencement of the war, ah
mod all the horfes and Leatts of burtben. All
the necelfary carriages for tranfportation, and
7000 quintals of forage a month, without hav
ing been able hi'herto to obtain any payment
for thefe enormous advances. During two
months the Helvetic Republic has fupporced an
army of 31,000 men in the defence of the caufe.
In order to fupply a proportional contingent,
:he French Republic mull beep on foot an army
of i,8coo men, notwithftanding which theHel
vetic Republic is fo cruelly harrafl'cd by the
Verres of Fiance. To crown all, the towns of
Zurich and Sr. Gall, l#vc been compelled to
I pay a contribution of i:zoo,©co livrts i It is
thus that nations, who confide in the French
Republic, are treated by her.
Advices from the a'mies all agree, that the
Engiifh feem to (Hip themfelve', and that our
troops are at Pctiin, and in the Zyp ; that Gen.
Dacnde’s laft Wednefday entered Hoorn with
his divjlion ; that the Engiifh in the night
f'<>m Friday to Saturday, evacuated the city of
Enkhuyftn, after hiring burnt the Camels/
(machines to bring large Ih'ps over the fhoals
of'the Pampus) and two Indiamen, and haring
moftly emptied the magazines*
aiusi. i ii r'W—. 'jj-'i—i!
I Mifcellaneous Articles,
i OF NEWS, 5cc.

. Pbiladt'phia, Dec. 21.
Laft evening, about nine o’clock, the city
was alarmed by the cry of fire. It proceeded
from Ricketts’ circus, which, in a few minutes
after the difeovtry, wa* entirely -enveloped in
flames. Thcfc communicating to a range of
revv three ftoiy brick buildings in fixth ftreet,
the wooden patt of five of them was nearly all
deftroyel. The flames alio communicated to
O’EHers’ hotel and left nothing but the bare
walls uncomftuTud. The fire originated in the
back part of the ftage, in the circus, juft as the
curtain was about riling for the performance of
Don Juan, and made fo rapid a progrefs among
the feenes, as to render ineffedual all efforts to
check \% There were about three hundred per
fi>ns in the circus at the time ; but, we are hap
py to learn, they all efcapeJ without injury.
Rourre, particular agent of the French di
rectory, at St. I)- mingo, has iffiied an auette,
dated at Cape Francois, the 30th Auguft, to
prevent the entry into the ports of that ilfand,
of neutral vefieL, arriving from the Biitilh col
onics, and H'i'ifh vcifitls under neutral colors.—
In canfecjuence, the Nantucket, C.<pt. Lewis,
arrived at ihe Cape, from Mattiniqtte, has been
compelled to dep.*rt, carrying with her die pro
duce of her files. Neutrtl vcfieL, arriving
from Arifs of weather, are to depart irnm:
diately. Englilh veiTcls to b: co ififcated
C.ipt. Edwards arrived at Bal imore, nom
Embden, which he left the 22 J Oftober brings
acc^un’s cf the retreat of the Anglo-Ruffians to
the Held r, where they were intrenching and
making winter quarters ; —and that the Gallo
R Batavians were making great prep-rations to
H alfail them. Capt. E. alfo informs, that the
king ot Prolh.i ic**a nltratea tue JLi.i• iIh
C urt apainll fome hr.ft;;e meafures of the i.n
glifli feanien in the Eins;—And further, that
, the Englifli and Scotch mil tia having pofi'ive
]y refuted to leave the kingdom, commotions
!yd enlvcd.
The Paris Papers, among a variety of rumours
v. ilh which they abound, hin1’, that the Breft
fleet is bound 10 Ireland; that Napper Tandy
is fuirendered to the Engl Ih by the Senate of
Hanib .igh, who tho-ight the Britifh were about
to triumph ; that Matlena has entered Swabia,
and gained a vidfory over Prince Charles; that
Gen. Ney has taken 300© Auflnacs near the
Rhine ; that the Emperor of Germany is jea
lous of Paul of Ruffia ; that tile Direflory has
embargoed all Hamburg yeflels in French ports;
that Brothier, is going an agent to Guadaloupe
inftead of St. Ledge ; that emigrants have
been landed on the coaft near Bieft ; that Bu
onaparte brings 200 Tnrkifh flandards.
The (hip Pacific, Ingraham, of Norwich,
from Calcutta, for Newyork, was captured
March 23, long. 89, 20, E. by an Ifle of France
privateer, and ordered for that Ifland. When
fhe came in fight of the ifland, fell in with an
Englifh fquadron, which chafed her on fliore,
took out her cargo, and burnt her. The officers
of the Pacific were kept on board the French
Privateer during her cruize, robbed of all their
fmall effeAs, and finally put on fliore at the Ifle
of France, without aiiy allowance to fubfift on.
After many efforts, they obtained leave, toge
ther with fcveral other unfortunate Americans
there, to depart in a ftiip for the Unitpd States,
and accordingly failed for Bofton. The gov
eminent and merchants ptetend they would
refpeft any American vdfel which might come
to their Ifland ; but they continue to lend Pci
vateers to lea with orders to capture all Ameri
can vcllels they meet with.
“ The Britilh army in Holland is in fuch
want of provifions, that they have been necefii
tated to liberate all their prilbners, undbndition
"ally, and it is thought (hould the wind continue
contraty three days longer, that the whole allied
forces mud furrender at difcretion." [This
intelligence is contained in a letter from a mer
cantile houfe of refpe&ability in Hamburgh,
received via Newytwk : and is in part corrobo
rated by a letter from Gen. Brune, interted in
the Hamburgh Gazette of OH 15 now in our
William Cobbett, alias Peter Porcupine, has
been convicted before the Supreme Court of
Pennfylvania, of publifljing a libel on Dr. Ruflr;
and f-nteticed to pay a fine of Five ThtufanA
DAlurs. Cobbett, by Counfel, applied lor a
new trial; but the Court rejefted the applica
1 - - - nrr 1 mm 1 1 m
National Legijiature.
Sixth CONGRESS of United States.
—. ■
DlCCMBtk l'6.
THE Imprffoned Debtors bill, Supplement
ary Land Tax bill, and New Cenfus bill, were
read twice, and committed for third readings.
Mr. Harrifon, delegate from the N. W. Ter
ritory, was admitted to debate, but not to wole j
iu the houfe.
oenerai j-.cc, \ci Virginia; movca ror a com-1
mittce to report on tire neceflary alterations of
the Militia Law. In prefacing his motion, the
General faid, he wilhed to call the attention of
the-houfe to a fubjcfl highly interefling to the j
citizens of the United Sb^ci, and dcferving the j
fcrious attention of its Leg'flat tire. - He thought
the fyftem heretofore ptirfued was radically
wrong—and viewed every toeafure which was
not predicated on the wifhes of the people, as
aniwcring but little cfFeft. He wilhed to fee
that fyftem of defence, which, growing out of
nature, (hall enable men to ferve without injur
irijrtheir families. The youth of our country !
flytbld alone be called upon, who would be fond
ffiaTclently adequate for its defence. Seventeen
and twenty fix were the ages of which the defen
ders of our country lhotild confift. When fa
tlurand fon are awayed in the fame ranks, a
wavering mull take place, and prefent an op
portunity for an impreflion from the enemy.
He concluded sf concife and elegant fpcccli, by
moving the above motion.
• Mr. S. Smith from the Committee of Com
merce and Man' futures, reported a bill prof
viding for falvage in cafe of recapture, which
was tend a fit ft and fecond time, and com
mitted to a committee of the whole houfe on
’ Mr. S. Smith prefented a petition from H
Stoper and Andrew Wallace, of Baltimore,
praying Ongrcfs to pal's a law, empowering
the Colleftors of the Revenue, to grant Regif
ters to vefl'cls captured by the French, and pur.
chafed by American merchants. Referred.
The bill to amend the Valuation Aft, wn
twice rend, agreed to wiihout amendment, and
ordered for a third reading to-morrow.
Mr. Speaker laid belore the Houfe a letter
fiom the Secretary of the Treafary, enclofing
an eftimate of the appropri iti n- r.ecelfary for
,-he fervkesof the year 1800; and a ft'atemcnt
of expenditures from ill Nov, ’9810 the ill
Nov. ’99.
j The Valuation Aft palled.
Monday, December 30, ’99.
- -^fwrr M»wr_ "'•TTTfTrr*-m
I 11 I 1
IT is the iriexpreflibly grievous taflc of
this day, to announce to the people of Maine,
the melancholy tidings of the Death ol the
illuftrioufly Great and Good
WI10 Died Suddenly,
Oa Saturday, the 14th of December, 1799*
At his Seat at Moant-Vernon,
The intelligence of this nfilifting event, fo
dillrefling to the bofems of Americans, was
brought to this town on Thuifday evening laft,
by Maj. Rome, of the U. S. Infantry. The
morning following, the Seleftroen, moved wi;h
the fame forrow which touched the hearts of
all the grateful inhabitans of the tow n, judging
they wilhed to manifefl their refpeft to the me
mory of that juflly efteetned man, recommended
a fufpenfion of bufinefs and amufements from
one o’clock 'till the clofc of the day, ordered the
bells to be tolled, and engaged the Rev. Dr.
Deane, to deliver a Funeral Oration |n the even
ing. on the folemr. occafton.‘„They judged right
ly—for the recommendation was almoll uni
verfally complied with ;—the (hops and (lores*
i as well as the public offices were clofed, and
tokens of grief very generally obferved. Mi
; nute guns were fired, and the U. S. flag dif
playcd at half malt from the (hipping-—It was
truly affefling to fee the change which fuddenl^
took place. The buttle of bufincfs gave way
at once to the filence of fympathetic forrow.—
The folemn fervices of the evening, which were
attended by a numerous aflemblage, were per.
formed to general fatisfa&ion. They were
commenced by a funefal hymn, A pathetic
and afleiling addrefs to the Supre^, Ving was
then made by the Rev. Mr. Ktllo .licit was
followed by another hymn. ASp.rtihent fune
ral oration, meriting the approbation ot the
audience, was then delivered by the Rev. Dr.
Deane ; and a funeral anthem doled the fo
lemnitie .—The mufic did credit to the per
formers. To them, as well as to the Rev
Orator, who readily compbed with the requeft
of the Selectmen, tho’ the notice given him was'
ffiort, and to the other Rev. Gentleman, and
alfo to Capt MoiJy and his company of artillery,
for their fervices, the Selectmen have dtlired
thus publicly to prtfent their thanks.
CONGRESS.—HOUSE, *c. Dec. 19,
Gentle vicn of the Hoi ft of Reprefeniativer,
The letter herewith tranfmittcd will infdrftt
you that it has pleafed Divine Providence to
remove from this life our excellent fellow citi
zen, George Washington, by the pUr.
ity of his charaifler, and a long feries of fcrvtce*
to his country, rendered illnflrious through the
world. It remains for an affectionate and grate
ful people, in whole hearts he can never die, to
pay luitable honor to his memoiy.
** Silt, “ MOUNT-VtRNON, nrc. i6,
“ IT is with inexprefllble grief, that I an
“ nounce to you the death of the ".rear an<l £not'
“ General Wash ington. He died 1 a it evening,
“between 10 and 11 o’clock, after a fliori illnefs of
“ about twenty four hours. Hi* diforder was an
“irflammatory foie throat',which eeded liom
“ a cold, of width herila.le butli’iie coni| laint
“ on Friday. On Saturday morning, about three
• o’clot k., he became ill. Dr. Dir1 attended hint
“ in the morning, and Dr. Ctaik, < f A xandria,
“ and Di. Brown of Port Tobacco, wcie foot) vif
“ ter called in. Every medical afliflance was of
“ fered, but w Irout. the defued effect. Hi* lafl
f.cnc correlponded w ith the whole tenor «>f hi*
“ life. Not a groan nor a cnmplaint efcaped him
“ though in extreme dillrcfs. With peffedt 1 ig»
“ nation, and full pofleffon of his realon, he clo
“led his well fjent life.”
“ I hare the honor to be, & c.
“ The PreftJeut of the United States.”
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Hire of Reprefentatives, Dec. 19.
Mr. Marfh.dl, with deep farrow on Its count,
tenanee, and in a low, pathetic tone of voice,
rofe and addrrfled the Huufe as follows:
The melancholy event w! ich wa* yeilerday
announced with doubt, ?ias b en rendered but
too cert ain. Our W ASH INGTON is no more !
T’ • hero, the faye, and tjie patr or of America
—ihe man on whom in times of danger, every
eye was tinned and all hopes were placed, lives
now oa’>y in his own great aflions, and in the
hearts oi an affectionate and affcCled people.
If, fir, it had not been ufoal, openly to tef
tify refpedt for the memory of thofe whom
heaven had filedled as ns ioftruments, fur dif
penfmg good to man s yet, luch has been the
uncommon worth, and fuch the extraordinary
incidents which have marked the life of him
whofe lofs we all deplore, that the whole A
merican nation, impelled by the fame fecl.ngs.
would call with one voice for a public manifef
taiion of that l'oirovv which is fo depp and l'o
More than any other individual and as much
as to one individual was pofliblc, has he contri
buted to found this our wide fpreading empire,
and to give to the Weftern world its indepen
dence and its freedom. Hiving effected the
great objeCt for which he was placed at the
head of our armies, we have feen him convert
the fword intp the plough fhare and voluntary
fink the foldier in the citizen.
When the debility of our federal fyflem hail
become manifelt, and the bonds which connec
ted the parts of ihi» vail continent were diffol
ving, we had feen him the Chief of thofe Patri
ots who formed for us a Conftitntion, which, by
prelhving the union, will, I trull, iubflantiate
ai d perpetuate thole bUffings our revolution
had premifed to bellow.
In obedience to the general voice of his
country, calling on him to prefidc ever a great
people, we have feen him once mere quit the
retirement he loved, and in a feafon more llcrmy
and tempeiluous than war itfelf, with calm and
; wife determination purfue the true interefts of
the nation* and contnbnte, more than any other
could contribute to the eftablifhment of that
fyftem of policy which will, I tiuft, yet preferve
lour peace, our honor, and our independence.—
; Having been twice unanimoully chofen the
Chief Magiftrate of a free people, we lee hiih
1 at a time when his re eleClion with the univerfal
fuffrage could not have been doubted, affording
the world a rare inftance ot* moderation, by
withdrawing from his high ftation to the peace
ful walks of private life*
However public conhdenee may change and
the public affedions Huftuate with itfpeft to
others, yet with refpeft to him they have, in
war and in peace, in public and in private life,
been as Ready as his own firm mind, and is
conftant as his own exalted virtues.
Let us then, Mr. Speaker, pay the laft tribute
Of tefpcCt and affe&ion to our departed friend.
Let the grand council of the nation difplay
thofe ientiments which the naiion leels.
For this pirrpofe, I hold in my hand fame
reflations which I will take the liberty to offer
to thoJioufr.
RtjolvtJ, That this Houfe will wait on the
President of the United States, in condolence of.
the great event.
Rtfolvtd, That the Speaker's chair be frond-;
ed with black, and that the members and offi
cers of the houfe wear black during the feftion:
* Refolvid, That a Committee, in conjunction
wiih one from the benate, be appointed to con
fider on the moll fuitable manner of paying
honor to tffe memory of the roan FIRST IN
WAR, FIRST IN PEACE, and firft in tk*
HEARTS-of his country.”
[Sixteen members were appointed on the.:
third motion.]
Generals Marf .rl and Smith, having waked,
on the Piciidcnt to know when he woulJ be
ready to teceive them—The Prefident named i
one o’clock this day. The Houfe accordingly
waited on him, when the Speaker thus addreffed
the Prefidcni;
THE Houfe of Reprcfcntntives, penetrated
with a fenfe of the irreparable lofs fuilained by ,
the nation, by the death of that grew
and good Man, the illuftrious and beloved
WASHINGTON, waft on you, fir, to exprefs
their condolence on this melancholy and differed
ing event. /
To which THE PRESIDENT replied.
Gentlemen of the Ifoufe of Refrefentativei,
I RECEIVE with great relpeA and affeAion,;
rhe conJolence of the Houfe of Reprefenta
tives, on the melancholy and afflifling event in
the death of the mod illuftrious and beloved*
Perfonagt which the country ever produced. I*
fympatbiae with von—with the nation, and
with good men. thro’the world, in the irrepara
ble lofs fuilained by us all. JOHN ADAMS. j
[ flic Sena'e concurred with the Houfe in
the appointment of a joint committee— and
named leven members.]
The Prifideht, with deep regret announces;
to tl>e armv, the death of its beloved Cfnev
.Sharing in the grief which every heart mull
feel for fo he ivy and affl'A'ing a public lofs ;
and delirous to expref. his high fenfe of the vail
debt of gratitude which is due to the Virtues,
talents, and everinemorahle fervices of the
illuflrioui decealed, he .hreAs that MJNERAL
HONORS be paid to him at all the militaiy
lfations A' d that the Officers of the army
and of the feveral corps of volunteers wear
[crape on the 'eft arm, by way of mourning, for
lix months. M J t General Hamilton will give
the necelLry orders for carrying into clFefl the
foregoing direction*. ' •
Given at the lViir•Office of tfv United S.tntfi '
J A MES M’HENRY, Sec'y at It <>r
December iQth. t
General W ^siiinoton’s Death,
Ha* jnftly curfed a general and folemn mom
| ning throughout the Unitrd States. f’l10 1
! populous pi eces public aru>r V.* arc fufpen

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