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cipate in oor commerce, which would not be the cafe, if we fpplyed ourselves, (he would certainly never humble herklf be fore us. Strange and absurd suppositions were made to lay the foundation on which to build this system. It was fnppofed that without any considerable distress of our citizens—without a (hock to public cre dit—without (hipping to export or im port—and, with a deficiency of commer cial capital we could divert, and that im mediately, half our commerce from its natural channels, while Great Britain, mull be ruined, or at lead compelled to submission, by a diversion of a (mall por tion of hers, altho' (lie had (hipping to transport thro' the world and more com mercial capital than any nation on earth. " Take care, fir, (aid lie,' I beseech you, that led astray by resentment, gratitude or refined theory, the curse of modern times, you do not dillipate your goodly inherit ance." Gentlemen had said, our consti tuents are improvident, that the exttntion of credit afforded the means of difllpation ; let usdeltroy th»fe means. " Strange doc trine laid he, and unfounded as strange ! We have no right to aflame the character of their guardians in this refpe£t. There are not as has been jultly (tated by a gen tleman from Virginia, (Mr. Lee) any mea. by which this can be justly done, bul ,jy giving liability to youi govern ment, and enforcing a prompt and im part; il execution of your laws, which indeed . . ... _er extend th.in limit cre- Was Great Britain to relinquifii her commercial connexion with us, though to Ijer it would be a misfortune, yet to us it would be a very unhappy event. Ever since he could remember, it had been the fafhionable cant to exclaim against credit ; yet under a system of credit, .America had enjoyed un :ampLd proipeiity. That in his op.nion, experience was the only un erring dire&or in political investigations. The commercial intercourse between G. Brita n and America would continue, should this system be adopted or it would cease In either cafe or in a mean between the two, the 'burthens created by it would fall principally if not wh6lly on our citizens—Should it con tinue, it w: uld be a charge on our imports and exports to be fatisfied by the labor and industry of our people. On our exports be cause in all foreign markets the produ&s of our country have to sustain a competition with the fame species of the produce of other countries —A hogshead of tobacco for instance has its price determined by the demand for it compared with the capacity of supplying that demand by this and other countries ; an indemnification for the additional expence .cannot be obtained in the sales; it must there fore be an expence in the labor and industry which produces the article. On our imports the fame will be the cafe, for a merchant will not continue to supply a market which will not indemnify him for all his expences, and besides afibrd him his usual profits. In this cafe also there would be no other source of indemnification but the labor and industry of the country. Under the preflure of these burttens the reduced price of exports and the ' enhanced price of imports, how altered from its present happy state, would be the condi tion of our'planters and farmers ?—lf the in tsrcoyrfe should not continue, thenftiould we destroy our best markets, deprive our people of the most valuable source of supply, and destroy too, the best means of supporting the public credit. It remained Mr. S. said, to be considered what effects would probably result from G. Britains meeting our regulations with coun teracting reftriftions. But previous to an immediate confederation of this question; it would be proper to enquire whether the com mercial conduct of that country towards this would jullify this measure as a mean of reta liation ? He said that he believed the condu# of G. Britain, had on this lubjedt of commere, been too limited and narrow. That this was particularly true as refpe&ed a commercial intercourse between America and G. Britain and her dominions in the Weft-Indies. But it should be remembered that she was an in dependent nation, and as such had a right to consult and pursue her own interest. That until she should be convinced that a more liberal and enlightened policy was for her benefit, it not be expe&ed that file would facrifice her own interest to our bene fit—-That she would be at the expence of maintaining and supporting her colonies, that we might participate in the profit. That all we could in realon demand of her was, that flie should not discriminate against us, but that her condudl should be as favorable to us as to other independent nations. Was her conduct influenced by the considerations which have produced the resolution before us ? did she single out America as the only objedt of her resentment, the ardor with which this measure was pursued, would have fusficient foundation for its juflification. ( Speech to be continued.) Foreign Intelligence. NATIONAL CONTENTION. Tuesday, December 24. Thuriot read the following Letter. " Oilioules, Dec. 19, 5 o'clock in the morn. " I arrived from Toulon, my dear friend, which a division of our troops entered about 3 o'clock in the morning. After having bombarded that infamous city durhig twelve hours, the enemy evacuated it with precipi tation, at the moment when the scaling lad ders were ready to feale it: but setting out, they set fire to those of our ships, which they could not carry along with them, as likewise to the Arsenals. The city is now all in flames, and exhibits the most horrid fpe&acle. Al most all the inhabitants fle^; and those that remain shall serve to appease the manes of our brave brothers who fought with so much va lour. " Adieu, dear friend ! (Signed) " SALICETTI." u Lyons, De vmber 21 " The representatives of the people at Albitte have received the news of the re-cap ture of the Port of Toulon by the army of the Republic. —This intelligence is the more interesting, as the patriots, whom aristocracy began to divide, will re-unite ltronger than ever. We only loft about 200 men in that imporfaut affair. The enemies set fire to some of our (hips, but many of them remain for us. The Spaniards are done for : we enter their country as we please. « SOULES." " Commiflioner of the Executive Power." (Signed) PHILADELPHIA, MARCH 19. It is reported that a Spanish frigate, hav ing on board three millions of dollars i 6 cap tured by a French frigate, and carried into Norfolk, Virginia. By this Day's Mail. NEW-YORK March 18, Baron Steuben has been to take a view of the harbor of this city, to ascertain, for his private fatisfa&ion, the bell place for ere&ing fortifications. We hear he is decidedly of opinion, the best place is at the Narrows, several miles from this city. This place was contemplated by the British, during the last war, in cafe they had been necefiitated to guard the city from an attack by sea. It is judged that resistance at that place will he as ef fe&ual as any other, and certainly a stand at a distance from the citv will be the moil eligible. A number of citizens inCharlefton (S. C.) have met and appointed a committee to draft a memorial to Congress, on the fubjeft of the depredations committed on our commerce by the Englifti. M. Mangount, the French Consul at Charleston (S.C.) has commenced a pro secution against Mr. Bowen, Printer of a Newspaper there, for (lander. ExtraS of a letter from Gibraltar Bay, dated January 17. " I suppose you must have heard of Lord Hood's getting pofTeflion of Tou lon ; which 1 now inform you he was un der the necessity of evacuating the 18th of December last. The fame evening they .burnt ten fail of the line of French (hips, ten frigates with their arsenals, &c. We brought off our (hip of an hundred and ten guns, two seventy-sour, four fix and thirty, four two and thirty gun fri gates, and eighteen gun (loops. We left undeftroyed nine fail of the line, three frigates and three hulks, which the Spa niards promised to destroy: but whether it was from fear or policy they left it un done, I (hall not pretend to fay. For the Gazette of the United States. Mr. Fenno, IN the heat of party rage, we are very apt to overlook every question which ought, to determine our proceedings. I would wifli to recal to the recolle<flion of our country men, that the firft insult and wrong since the commencement of this war, was given by this country against England—They will flop to refle<fl that in our eagerness to fulfil our treaty with the French, we fuffcred them (and have continued to doit to this mo ment* ) to fell their prizes in our ports, con trary to the usage of neutral nations in time of war, and not stipulated in any treaty with the FrencTi, and lately declared by our Fede ral court to be illegal ; (fee their late deter- mination) we did this even without giving any formal notice to the British court, and prizes have been fold, I believe nearly, if not quite equal in value to what property they may have in the Weft Indies of curs. The Bririih minrftry have complained of this, and have declared that they will look for restitution. Can we therefore vender that they have done the fame by us ? But I am not yet convinced that they have kept their intentions a secret from us, because I read in our papers, an extra<ft from the Bri tish papers of date the ill of Jan. which came by the way of the Weft Indies, wherein the people of England are infonned that their government were about to take such mea sures against American veiFels j and it was very finguiar that a newspaper should be in porfeffion of this intelligence, & Mr. Pinck ney could not obtain it. lam rather inclin ed to believe that the veflel which was to bring us the intelligence has been loft or tak en. This being the cafe, I would ask what right have we to seize any individual proper ty in this country, when we have been the firft to give the offence, and continue to do it without offering any excuse, palliation, or apology to the Britiih government. Ityh March, 1794. P. S. What has been the, conduct of the Danish government ? The privateers of France carried several Britilh prizes into their ports, and so far from fuffering them to fell them, they would not fuffer them to depart with them as is the usage, but gave them up to the owners again. * The writer is to ejlahlijh this fa&. N. B.—ln the last sentence of the Attor ney General of Jamaica's opinion, publiih ed in yesterday's paper, «the word No should have been inserted before the word " con demnation". SHIP NEWS. Late last night the brig Susanna, Capt. Ter ris, arrived in the river, below, from Bour deaux, which place ftie left the 18th of Janua ry last—The Capt. has since come up to town —It isreported that this vessel is come with dispatches to Congress, from the American sea Captains in Bourdeaux—The embargo there is still continued—and about one hundred fail of American veflcls are now detained in that port —many of which have been there three, four, and five months—The rumour there fore of the embargo's being taken off, it ap pears is without foundation. Capt. Terris informs, that the combined forces at Toulon, destroyed onlyfeven fail of the French .ships —the arsenal, and part of the town —That fifteen ships were recovered by the French army. An oyster boat arrived here, brings infor mation that on Friday morning last, the brig Mercury, Capt. Thompson of this port, bound to Falmouth, was spoke with in a leaky condition, on her return. We hear that a brig belonging to Boston, from Bourdeaux, is arrived in the river, loaded with brandy, on account of the French government —Several other vefTels we hear are below. Cape. Perry from Cadiz, on the 3d March, lat. 31, 26, long. 68. Spoke the (hip Jefle, Capt. Colman of Bolton, from the Isle of France, bound home—out 72 days—all well. February 13th, the Spanilh fleet failed from the Havanna, consisting of, four 74 gun (hips, two frigates and two ltore ships, besides two schooners and three sloops, all destined for the blockade of Hifpaniola, except two seven ty fours and one frigate, for Cadiz with mo ney as follows: The St. Pedeo, 74 guns, four million dol lars. The St. Lorengo, 74 do. four and a half do. The frigate Ceres, ao do. three and a half The Spaniards were fending troops to Flo rida. - The fubferibers agree ably to the direction of their fellow-citizens, hereby give public notice, that a meeting will be held at the City-Hall at 5 o'clock, on the afternoon of Thursday the 20th inft. to take into Consideration, and decide upon the report which was made on Saturday last, of an instrument exprefiive of the thanks of the citizens, for the services rendered by the com mittee of health, during the late calamity ; and of the measures proper to accompliih the obje&s that were recommended by that com mittee to the public attention. It is presumed that the feelings which were excitecf, and the sentiments which were ex pressed, during the fatal months of Septem ber, O<slober and November last, have not been extinguiflied or forgotten; and of course that every citizen will be happy in the pre sent opportunity, of personally acknowledg ing the debt of fraternal gratitude, and of perpetuating the example of civic virtue, a rifmg from the important, hazardous and fuccefsful ferv<ces of the Committee of Health. Thomas M i Kean > Jsbn Swamuick, A. J. Dallnj, Qbprla .jj id die, Anthony Morris, Witt'taM Rogers. Jon tf/.v n B. Smith, Philad. 17th March, 1794. (EJ - For three days part, the deliberati ons of the House of" Representative» of the United States, have been private. Tho Naval Armar. ent Bill bat pajjed the Senate of the U. S. w : 'h amendments. " Fair play" To-morrow.— Advertisement. WI LL Ijc expoftd to pulii'C fair, on Se venth cay rhe 29th of thi« instant, at the late a welling house of R chard Ch«vney, dt ceaf ed r a plantation, firmte in rhe Township of Thornbury in the county of Delaware, and lying on I hester creek, containing 80 acres, 1 5 of which are good water* tl meadow, and more may be made at a fmallexpence, about 25 acres.of wond land, and the remander it good fertile land well fuppiied with water.—' There are on the prenii e*, a good fto: e dwelling House and kitchen, an excellent gll den, an orchard of 25 good bearing trees a good barn cellar'd under, a Jaw-mill, and an excellent feat for a grift or merchant mill, with a futficiency «>f water. Like wife a tract of wood land ajoining the above—lmmediate pofTetiion w.ll be given to the purchaser—'The sale to begin at 2 o'clock on fa id day, where attendance wtll be given, and conditions made known by JOHN CHEYNEY, ? Executo , s . WILLI AM CHEYNEY, $ March, !Q. d4t. NEW THEATRE. THIS EVENING, March iq, , Will be performed, A Comic Opera, called the CaJlle of Andalujia. (Written by the Author of the Poor Soldier.) Don Scipio, Don Caesar, Don Fernando, Mr. MarfliaflL Don Juan, Mt. Morris. Don Alphonfo, Mr. Moreton. Pedrillo, Mr. Bates. Spado, Mr. Wignell. Sanguino, Mr. Green. Phihppo, Mr. Darley, jun. Banditti, Meflrs. Harwood, Cleveland. Warrell,' Bliflet, &e. &e. Victoria, Mrs. Warrel. Lorenza, Mrs. Mai (hall. li'abella, Mrs. Bates. Catalina, Miss. Broadhurft. The Scenes designed and executed by Mr. Milbourne. End of the Opera, a charafteriftic Panto mimical Dance, called the Sailor s Landlady. OR, JACK in DISTRESS. Jack, Mr. Francis. Ned Haulyard, (• with a new Song) Mr. Darley, jun. Sailors, Meflrs. Warrell, Bliflett, War rell, jun. Lee, Bason, and De Moulin. Lafles, Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Bates, Miss Rowfon and Mil's. Willems. Landl.idy, Mis. Rowfon. Orange Girl, Mrs. De Marque. To which will be added, A FARCE, in two Acts, called The SPOIL'D CHILD Little Pickle, Old Pickle, Tag, John, Thomas, Miss Pickle, Maria, Margery, Susan, Ladies and Gentlemen are requeftcd to fend their servants to keep place*, it half an hour pall 4 o'clock, and to order them to withdraw, as soon as the company ate (eaaed, as they cannot on arty account be permitted to remain in the boxes, nor aay places kept after the firft a6l. N. B. No money or tickets to be returned, nor any person admitted on any accoun wbehind the scenes. As inconveniences to the public have arisen from the Box-book beieg open on the days of performance only, in future attend ance will be giv.n at the office in the Tbeatre every day from ten 'till one, and on the dayi of performance from ten till three o'clock in the afternoon. Applications for B oX es,iti« refpc&fully requested, may be addreiTed, to Mr. Franklin, at the Box Office. The managers request, to prevent confu fion, servants may be ordered to set down and take up with the horses* heads towards the Schuylkill, and drive off by Seventh-llreet. Places in the Boxes to be taken at the Box- Offiee of the Theatre, at any hour from nine in the morning till three o'clock in the after noon, m the day of performance*. Tickets to be had at the office near the Theatre, at the comer of Sixth-street, and at Carr & Co'» Muficalßepofitory, No. u;, Market-f«xeet. Mr. Finch Mr. Darley, Mrs. Marlhall. Mi. Finch. Mr. Francis. Mr. Bliffet. Mr. Darley. Mrs. Rowfon. Mrs. Cleveland. Mrs. Bates. Miss Willems.