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the United States." On motion, That the Secretary of the Senate be 4irr£led to procure from the Secretary for the Department of State, the secret in ttru-ftio >s given to the Commissioners for concluding a treaty between the United States and the King of Sweden. It parted in the negative. After progress in the consideration of the bill last mentioned, the further confi guration thereof at this time was poftpon cd. Mr. Vining reported from the commit tee op enrolled bills, that they had exa mined the enrolled " resolution proposing to the several states an amendment to the constitution of the United States refpeft ing the judicial power," and that it was duly enrolled. (To be continued.) AMERICA. Sr. JAGO de la VEGA, "January 30. Of the troops lately arrived, under Sir Charles Grey, upwards of 1100 are reported sick and unfit for duty. PHILADELPHIA, MARCH 18. Mr. Fenno, The following opinion of the Attorney Gene ral at Jamaica, throws some light upon an interesting and very important fubjeft— its publication is therefore requested. Opinion of the Attorney General of Jamaica. CASE.—Kingston, Feb. 12, 1794. " AN American veflel was loaded with flour by her owners in America, and sent to Port au Prince in Hifpaniola, where her car go was fold and by means thereof, and bills of exchange, a cargo was purchased on ac count of the owners, confiding among other things of the produce of Hifpaniola, in the months of October, November, December and January last. The veflel left Port au Prince on the 1 zth of January, and was taken by a Bricifh privateer on the fame day, and sent down to this Illand, where she arrived before the publishing the inftru&ion of the iix:h day of November. The cargo has been libelled as French pro perty —and your opinion and advice is quelted, whether under the foregoing circum stances, the cargo will be condemned, npt withftanding it is proved American property, and whether a claim fliould not be put in on behalf of the owners, notwithstanding the said inftrufUon." ANSWER. " I am of opinion the inftrufiion alluded to, does not intend the condemnation of it dire<sls to be flopped, and detained—Nor can the term " legal adjudicaton" be so understood with any propriety—l apprehend the obje»fl of the inftru&ion is to guard a gainst the too easy difmiflal of vessels and car goes by the commanders of ships of war, at their own discretion, and also to insure the interruption of the supply of provisions to the French colonies in hostility with Great Britain —If thereforfe the veflel and cargo should by the court be adjudged neutral pro perty, I am of opinion there can be condem nation as prize.' « ROBERT SEWELL." Attorney General. Signed FROM A CORRESPONDENT. In the present situation of the affairs of the United States, it is time to Jl'ifle allpoliticial and party resentments-, and to unite in adopt ing the bejlpoffible means that can be devised for the faf'ty of our common country. With regard to the imperious conduct of the British, in the IVefl-Indies, (which (was pojftbly dictated chiefly •with a view of diftreffmg the French; the government will no doubt try what can be done by negotiation, in order if pojfible to put a flop to such proceedings in future, and obtain reparation JorpaJl injuries. If our reprefen ationr are not attended to y the important quefl ion will naturally occur to the mind of eJt . y real American, in what manner we are to pro ceed as a nation, to make our rights re/peSed, and to obtain jujlict ? Monarcbial governments declaim on nation al honor, afinfults offered to their dignity, &c. lubitb are Jsmetimes merely ideal. This is net tbe language of Rebubjics; all tbey have to contend for is their rights, and to consider tbe real evils tbey either have, or are likley to fvjlaxn. It behoves every man to count the cojl difpaf ftGnatelybefore be consents to engage in a <war wijji nations who follow it as a trade. Let brm tbi kfertottjly what, and bow much the great body of the people are to gain or lose by tbe evntefi. In deliberating on measures that may trrvolve t be fate of millions, be ought to consider ivbat are the true interejls of bis own country, independent of tbofe of any 0- iher nation• Gen. Ad. VALUE of the EXPORTS from Charleston, from the ift of OA. 1791, to 30th Sept. 1793, as taken from the Culloin House books of Charleston diftriit, and transmit ted to the Congress of the United States f Dots. (':s. From OA. to Dec. 1791, 377,796 68 Fnom Jan. to March, 1793, 1,602,035 51 From April to June, 1793, .873,113 1 From July to Sept. 1793, 259,471 23 THEATRE. OBSERVER No. XI. Mr. Fenno, THE Observer has been indulged so often, with room in your paper for his occasional (ketches, on the entertainments at the New Theatre ; that some of your readers may think an apology neceflary j especially as in a former number a repetition of observations was announced. The Observer has been one of those, who, altho' deeply irnprefled with the late calamitous licknefs in this city, wilh ed the New Theatre, not only to be opened, but the players to be encouraged. To sport with the feelings of such, as have fuffered the loss of relatives and friends* the Observer thinks himfelf incapable: And when human life, and all its attendants, are viewed in comparison with immortality, no man can be more fully imprefTed, than he is, with the relative appearance and import.—But when human nature is considered with the atten tion, worthy of a rational Observer, it will be found that dt'rverjions are abfolute'y neces sary, perhaps to existence ; but if not to e.\- iftence, certainly to the bappinefs of existence. To this idea may be added, as a consequence that mankind will inevitably pursue some mode of diversion. To direfl this mode, as rationally and vir tuously, as poflible, is the wilh of the Observ er ; may he not fay, is the wlfli of every good man ? To arreit the natural career of man kind towards a real or imaginary ha£>pinefs, is not the part of a wife or good man ; but to go with it, and attempt a regulation of its pallioris, and a dire&ion to a rational point. The Observer attends and encourages others to attend the Theatre, because he thinks, the tendency of improvement is greater, there, than in most of the diversions, which will certainly be indulged, if the Theatre is denied them : He hopes, to call the attention of the gay and unthinking of both sexes, to the ob jects which are aione proper for their con templation, at the refpeaive exhibitions ; to corre& their excels, and excite the exercif; of their goodness: To mark the excellencies of performance and performers; to hint the faults, if any occur, and, gently urge a cure; and most of all, he hopes, he shall be happy enough, to contribute at least, to the benevolent task, of wiftiing the tear from the eye of aftli&ion of lighting up a smile on the face of grief, and of alleviating the burdens of the " woe worn heart." A. B. People of the last description, it may be said, will not attend the Theatre; The Ob server replies, that they may at least venture to read his sketches, for they will contain no thing to offend modesty, or wound the heart of afili&ion. If the Observer can contribute to the hap piness of his fellow-citizens, if he can beguile any portion of time, however short, and place it to the account of virtue ; if he can " cheat expectation and sorrow, of one weary mo ment," and help to strew the paths of life, with the innocent rose-buds of delight; he has a confidence your readers may forgive him, and feels that his conscience will juftify him. With these views, and this apol >gy, the Observer, will occasionally ask, for a small portion of your paper, for his remarks on the New Theatre, and the persons and things, that therein may appear. By this Day's Mail. NEW-YORK March 17. Capt. Innes, who arrived here on Saturday in 42 days from Gibraltar, informs us that Lord Hood had not effedled the burning of all the French ships at Toulon as reported ; but that several of them were recovered by the French. SHIP NEWS. Arrived at this Port. Brig Susan and Polly, Innes, Gibraltar Schr. Prince and Liberty, Glad, St. Euftatia Capt. Innes come out under convoy of a Portuguese frigate, the Captain of which treated him very politely. NORFOLK, March 8. Extract of a letter from the Captain of a vel fel at St. Bartholomews, belonging to this port, dated February 9, 1794. " There has been 28 American veflelrcon demned in Montferat, a measure they have not dared to take in any other island, though they stop all they can lay hold of. Their or ders are to take all neutral veflels bound to or from a French Island, for legal adjudication ; which word has puzzled all the Judges in their Islands, except that of Montferat, who fays it means condemnation." NEWARK, (N. J.) March 6. .. At a refpefUble meeting, of the inha Dollars, 3,112,526 43 bitanti of the town of Newark, aflem bled at Mr. Seabury's tavern, agreeable to a notice inserted in yesterday's Newark Gazette, in the following words: ffj* " Those persons who are defirom of forming themselves into a Republican Society, are requelled to meet next Thurs day evening, at candle lighting, at Mr. Seabury's tavern : The conduct of a cer tain class of Citizens of late, render an inilitution of this kind at the present time peculiarly requisite." Wm. P. Smith, Esq. was chosen Chair man. The notice calling the inhabitants to gether being read, and the business of the meeting being opened, after fomc debate the following resolutions were adopted three or four only dilfenting. Kefolved I. That the Society proposed to be elVablifhed, for the purposes expres sed in the notice is improper and unneces sary. 2. That the latter clause in the advcr tifement which contains matter of reflec tion on the conduit of a certain clai's of Citizens in this Town, is illiberal and uniounded, and in the opinion of this meeting, the author thereof merits cen sure. Ordered, That ElilTia Boudinot, J. N. Camming, and David A. Ogden, Efqr's, be a Committee to publilli the above rtfo- lutions. BOSTON, March 10. The schooner Nancy, Captain Butman, arrived 2d instant at Salem, from Alexan dria : On her paflage (he took up the crew of a brig beloriging to Baltimore, which had met with a variety of disasters. She failed last fall for the Weft-Indies ; at Cape Francois they fold their cargo, and went to the Mole, where the mailer (Montgomery) and all the hands but one, died. The mate, Mr. Cain, then took charge of the veflel, (hipped another mate under him, and more men ; and tvas com ing home in ballast : on the homeward .passage, Mr. Cain died, and his mate took charge of the veflel. Falling to the north ward of their course the veflel (truck upon Nantucket Shoals, had her quarter stove in, bowsprit carried away and the sea swept the deck, which carried off Mr. Murray, the mate that was (hipped in the Weft-Indies ; the vessel beat over the reef after striking several times—the hands then hove her to, and got her clear, and in that situation (he was'met by the fehoon er which brought home the people. The above mentioned brig belonged to Meflieurs Oliver & Thomson, Merchants, Baltimore. [The Log-Book, Sea-Letters, and fume of capt.Montgomery's private papers, are partly in the polftffion of Mr. Norris, of Salem, and part in the care of Mr. Leach of Beverly,—owners of the schoon er Nancy. BALTIMORE, March I 5, IV• are informed that an Englijh Jloop of war cam; into Hampton Roads, on Monday lajl but from what part of the world, we have not been able to learn- Henry Rape _ Srate of Maryland. v. ) High Court of Chancery, Benjamin Gaither v March sth. 1794. and \ Basil Gaither The Complainant flutes in his bill that the defendants Benjamin Gai tlier and Rafil Gaither were seized in fee ifs tenants in common of a tratt of land in Fre derick County, called Hammond's Strict ; — that be ng so seised, Basil executed a power of attorney to Benjamin authorizing him to fell his, the said Bafii's int'crelt irl the fa d land, that afterwards the said Benjamin fold the said land to a certain William Gaither for the confederation of fix hundred pound; which hath been since paid, that the said William hath afligned to the Complainant Henry Rape the bond executed by the said Bet jainin for the conveyance of t.ie said land : The Com plainant now further dates (ard so appears to the Chancellor) that the defendant; are uon-refidents of the itate of Maryland, and therefore out <?f the reach of the process of this courr. It is the efore adjudged and ordeied, that the Complainant piocure a copy of" tins or der to be inferred in the new (paper of Angell and Sullivan, and in the United States Gazet e at least three weeks fucceflivelv, before the twentieth day of May next ; to the intent rhar the Defendants and all others, who may conceive t emlelves interested in the premis es, may hare notice to appear in this court, on or before the third Tuesday in September next, t> (hew can e wherefore a decree should not pafi for veft'ngin the Complainant« com plete legal title to the land aforefaid. Tetf, SAMUEL HARVEY HOWABD, ® Reg. Cur. Con itathSnJw Marc'.i «8 SIIIP NEWS. ARRIVED. Ship Industry, Perry, Cadiz Jo days Brig Patty, Wickman, Havannah 17 Five Sifters, Morrifon, N. York 3 George & Harriet, Bernett, do. 3 Sloop Thomas & Sally, Mitchell, Virginia. NEW THEATRE. TO-MORROW EVENING, March 19, Will be performed, A Comic Opera, called the Cajlle of Andalusia. ( Written by the Author of the Poor Soldier.) Don Scipio, Mr. Finch Don Cieiar, Mr. Darley. Don Fernando, Mr. Marshall. Don Juan, Mi. Morris. Don Alphonfo, Mr. Moreton. Pedrillo, Mr. Bates. Spado, Mr. Wignell. Sanguino, Mr. Green. Philippo, Mr. Darley, jun. Banditti, Meflrs. Harwood, Cleveland. Warrell, Blifiet, &c. &c. Mrs. Warrel. Mrs. Mai (hall. Mrs. Bates. Vi&oria, Lorenza, Ifitbella, Caialina, Miss. Broadhurft. The Scenes designed and executed by Mr. Melbourne. End of the Opera, a cha ra£teriftic Panto- mimical Dance, called the Sailors Landlady. OR, JACK in DISTRESS. J Mr. Francis. Ned Haulyard, (with a n:<w Song) Mr. Darley, jun. Sailors, Meflrs. Warrell, Bliflett, War rell, jun. Lee, Bason, and De Moulin. Lasses, Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Bates, Miss Rowfon and Miss. Willems. Landlady, Mrs. Rowfon. Orange Girl, Mrs. De Marque. To-which will be added, A FARCE, in two fy&s, called The SPOIL'D CtilLD Little Pickle, Old Pickle, Tag, John, Thomas, Miss Pickle, Maria, Margery, Susan, Just Published, n one handl'ome volume, umo. Pride 5». AND FOR SALE BV JOHN ORMROD, At Franklin s 11 Second Stmt, AN ESSAY ON THE Natural Equality of Men, On the Rights that result from it, and on the Duties which it imposes. To which a MEDAL was adjudged, by thi Teylerian Society at Haarlem. CorrcQed and Enlarged. By WILLIAM'LAWRENCE BROWN, D. D. Piofeflor of Moral Plulofophy, and the Law ol Nature, and of History ; and Minitlerof the Englith Cliuichat li tre ht. Aliquid Temper ad communt-m utilititem as. fiKnduin. Cic lro. The Firjl American Edition. THE grand principle of Equality, if right ly underllcmd, i» the only basis on which univerfa! jufticc, lie red order, and perfeift freedom, can be firmly bu'lt, and permanent ly (ecure'd. The view of it exhibited in this eflay, at the fame time that it reprefies the infolence'of oiiice, the tyranny of pride, and the outrages of oppreffioit ; confirm!, in the moll forcible manner, the neceflity of subor dination, and the just demands of lawfdf au thority. So far indeed, from loofeping the bands of- society, that itriaintainjinviolate, every nittural and every civil diftinAioh, diaws more closely every (btral tie, unites in one harmonious and justly poportioned sys tem, arid brings men together on the even ground of the inherent rights of human na iure, of reciprocal obligation, and of a com mon relation to the community. March 18. eodlwtn&ftf ADVERTISEMENT. A meeting of the Citizens is to be heldvn Tburfday next so'clock P Mjxt the City-Hall to decide on the Report made on saturday lajl, of an Instrument exprefve of the Thanks of the Citizens, for the fer-vices rendered by the Committee of Health, during the lan calamity. Mrs. Marrtiatl' Mi. Finch- Mr. Francis. Mr. Bliflet Mr. Darley- Mrs. Rowfon* Mrs. Cleveland. Mrs. Gates Miss Willems"