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May every free nation corifidcr a p»blic eebt is a pubiir ctirje, and may the man who voulu aC'ert a contrary opinion be caßLiidcrea a» ai> enemy to his country. 11. The unfortunate vidtinls of Britilh ty ranny—the members of the Popular Con men tion of Scotland—May their fate recoil upon their persecutors, and may ■ those who hive L ught an afvlu r n in this country find in eve ry Ana?'lean a bfother and a friend. i, t. The dispersed friends of Liberty throjghout the u o' ld —May France be <ne rallying wht -e they may colled} their fc.ittered forees, arid wfi'enec jhey may sally forth to the ilcflruelioh of all the tyrants of the earth. By the Minister of the French Republic. May the principles Oi reason be universal as tlu y are eternal. By the Governor of Pennsylvania, Pe ace on the'f own terms to the French Republic. Tne Prefidems an 1 Vice Presidents of the filler i'ocieties prelifiei at the feaft, the pre parations for which do the honor to the managers. » After dinner the citizens formed a double line in a lane which led to the place cf enter tafnnsenf, and the Prelidtnt of the Demo cratic Society gave tlie fraternal embrace to the minifier of the French Republic, amid tbfc acclamations and most animated joy of all the company. The citizens then, fomtf time being spent in the eftyfions of mirth, frifndfhip, and good humonr, accompanied the Minister to town, in a regular order of mar;h,headed by music and the colours of the Republics and sccompanied by one of the companies of vo lunteer infantry of tbis city. 1 They partook of some refrefhments pro vided in the Minister's garden and preserving the.- line of march thro' part of the city,dil p- -r:d with perfedl good humour and tran quility before the State House. "I he pro visions which remained after the repast were diftrabuted, agreeably to order, 'asa jug the prisoners conlined in the goal of t'lit city. Foreign Intelligence. MADRID, January 25. The cares of government being no long er divided between Toulon and the Py renees, the operations in the latter will be puifued With vigor, for which purpose the army will be re-inforced with 7000 infan try and JOOO cavalry. \ BRUSSELS, February 28. Among tlie reports of the day it isfaid, that therear* accounts from France, dating that the column <jf republicans which was sent polt from Greville to Brest, was ftop pe.J«n their way, by a paity aflembled in j Eritk Hiy, and cut to p'eces. The fame letters slate Paris to be in an alarming fer ment, that the people, tired with the per petual 'a! IV accounts of the destruction of La Vendee, cry Treason, and insult the members of the Convention 111 the Itreets. FLORENCE, February 1. The Italians begin to be apprehensive that the French may pay them a viiit, and the Grand Duke of Tufcany, who was induced by us to the measure of fending away their Minister, seems now pretty firmly determined not to give the French asy farther reason to complain of him. A small, fleet of transports arrived a few days ago at Leghorn, from England, with troops aboard, that had been intend ed, for Toulon and, among them were about 1 oohorfes. The hoi fes had fuffer ed much from a long voyage, and it was abfdutely neceflary to get them on (here, forwh;cb purpose application was made to this government, but a positive refufa! was given to their being landed, and fourteen, I understand, are dead f.nce they have been in the harbor of Leghorn. 1 •> NATIONAL CONVENTION. Thursday, February ij. The convention were informed that 38 millions of aflignats would be burnt this da'v 3 ROYALISTS.—REPUBLICANS'. i The following letter was read from the representative. of the people with the army of the Weft to the co remittee of public fafety " Saumur 21 Pluvoife, 9th February. "We did not fuppcfe, citizens colleagues, that we Ihould have been obliged to write to you concerning the execrable La Vendee. We had conceived that the victorious army traversing for the second time this unhappy country, would have been only reduced to the neceflity of immolating to the manes of our brethren some vagabond hordes, and that the country would have been afterwards wholly 111 the power of the republic. " Things, however, have changed their appearance, without, however, wearing a menacing afpedl. Some of our columns have IV| becn defeated by the royalists, w ho are about 4000 strong. We hasten to inform you of thii c'rrumftance, because fre are fjre that the diikffeifted will endeavor to alarra the public mind, by magnifying t'he danger. ViSory, however, will soon attend Us, and our biave republicans will iaflidt a lign_l vengeance on these rebellious royalists." March 7. n A great number of rebels have been ar e rested at Havre-de-Giace, and conducted to Dieppe. Among those lately taken up at Paris, are, the famous Chapelier, [ exconllituent; St. Georgd, colonel of a regiment of Creoles ; M'adame de la Rey , mere 4 Madame de Choifenl; the wife of Monaco ; Francois arid Charles de Lo menil, and 13 priests from Chantilly. The total number of prifonersis 9100. I The military commission at Bourdeaux, has sentenced to the guillotine the two ex advosates, Buroeip aud Bondin, and the two ex counfcllors of the parliament; 1 D'Ofeighac and D'Anglade. We learn from Perpignan, the Colonel of the regiment of Noailles has been guil -1 lotined in the mldft of the camp, because in his box were found croflfes of St. Louis, cockades, and a flag with thefieur.de-lys : ' in dying, he cried out, vtve le Rot! Ge , neial La Fitte has died in prison ; Gene ral Refniel, commandant of the place is dea 1; General Latcvrade has been carried off frorh the army, and that the Spaniards aflemble from all parts. A lettsr from L'ifle de France, dated October IJ, (fates, that fifteen privateers I belonging to that island make prizes con . tinually, among which are a Dutch Cor vette, a Dutch Eaft-Indiaman, pierced for 50 guns, with ingots of gold, coffee, groceries, See. valued at fix millions; an Englifli ship of 24guns, having on board 59 sacks of silver, iequins and ingots, a chelt of diamonds, a sack of jewels, &c. that the forces of the Englilh in that quarter conn ft in only one frigate and two lhips of the company. LONDON, March 4. Allied Force expeSed to take the field, in the Spring, againjl Franct. England to furnilh ) by sea and land, 3 100,000 Spain, ditto. 50,000 Hanover, ditto. 25,000 Empire and German princes, 120,000 Pruflia, 100,000 Emperor, Ho,ooo 20,000 Kuflia, sea and land, 60,000 Armed peasants, 150,000 Royalists, ready when ) opportunity offers, 3 150,000 Dutch, sea and land, 30,000 Portuguese, ditto. 30j000 Neapolitans and king > of Sai dinia, 5 40,000 Total, 1,000,000 HOUSE of COMMONS. Friday, February 21. Mr. Grey said, that, as he meant Ihortly to bring forward a motion relative to the conduct of government towards neutral pow ers, he wished to know whether the right honorable gentleman opposite, would have any objeaion to the produflicn of fueh pa pers as related to those powers. He (hould move for all the papers that palled between our ministers and the governments of Flo rence, Cjenoa,Denmark, Sweden and Ame rica i and for copies of the orders given to the commanders of veflels to seize on the Ihips belonging to those powers. Mr. Pitt said, he would have no objedlion to lay the last mentioned papers before the ' house ; but as to the others, he Ihould firft take time to consider of them. PORTSMOUTH, February 19. ! 1 his evening arrived a frigate from the Downs with 300 fail of lhips and Veflels un- ] der her convoy, among which are 11 fail of outward bound Eaft-Indiamen. This morning failed rear-admiral Mac- j bridge, with the following (hips under his t command, on a cruise off Cherbourg, &c Ships. Guns. Commanders. invincible, 74 C Rear admiral M'Bride \ o, r C Hon. T. Parkinfon. , Sheernefs, 44 Captain Fairfax. rei ent, 36 SiF J. Saumarez. t Arethufa, 36 SirE.Pellew. l l T' Sir J.B.Warren. U l n Halkett - f With two other sloops of war. ARMED JUDGES. 1 To tie Printer of the St. James's Chronicle. ] oIK, t IN your paper you inform us, that I every Judge in the Revolutionary Tribu nal ot 1- ranee is armed on the Bench with r a brace o loaded pistols in his girdle, and a a hanger byh.si.de. I take leave to ob- b IWfh V i was 3 time when the a Lnghft, j ud g tho ht k neccff protest themselves in the fame manner S.r John W.ddon, one of the Judges in a Queen Mary the First's reign, who is re- « membered for being the firft who rode to Weft'minftejvHaU on htrjfebaet (mules on [ ly being used previous to that period) and I his fellow juitiees; were aimed, and the ; counsel pleaded at the bar of the Courts of justice in Armour, on account of Wy att's rebellion and infurreftion ; nor did the Lord Chief Justice Jeffries think him i felf fafe without the fame precaution, , when he went in to the Weft of England for the trial of those who joined the un fortunate Duke of Monmouth, in the ■ days of King James the Second.4-The French we know, despise precedent? but some of their friends here may be pleased with, the above ; which is much at their , service to make the best use of they can- I am, Sir, your's Set. R. J. [ UNITED STATES. SALEM, April 7.' The town of Salem lias authorised its Selectmen to execute a quit claim deed, in favor of the United States, of the old fort, and fnch other land as shaM be neceflary in erefiing fortifications for the defence of the port. 'We hear, that the Lieut. Col. Com mandant of the Salem regiment has en joined on the officers to admit of no excuse whatever from the soldiers for a deficiency in the articles of equipment, and to 6b ferve a ftriit discipline in every refpeft the piefent alarming period requiring that the militia should be prepared for any emergency. BOSTON, April 24. The Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting for the choice of officers, elected the following gentlemen for the year ensuing: rfon. Thomas RufTell, Esq. President. Stephen Higginfon, Esq. fi'rft Vice- Ptefident. John Coffin Jones, Esq. Vice-Piefident. Mr. Henry Prentifs, Secretary. their standing committee for the month of April, were eledted Samuel Salisbury, David Greene, Joseph RufTell, jun. Theodore Lyman, JefTe Put nam. We hear that a duel was fought yester day, in or near this town, between Mr. J. Murray, of Newbury-Port, and Mr. N. Frazier of this town, in which the for mer was wounded in the thigh, and the latter in the breast. PHILADELPHIA, MAY 3. The following extraH contains a more intelli gibh account 6J the position of the Allied Armies in Flanders, than has appeared.— From the Levden Gazett£, of March 7 ExtraS of a Utter from Brujfels, dated March 3. THE Conventional army, commanded by general Pichegru, has made a general movement in advance, wich leads us to suppose that the enemy will commence the campaign, by attacking us in our polls. The towns of weft Flanders, contibue Rot only to be menaced by Gene ral Van Damme, who has under his com mand, a body of 14 or 15 thousand men, but they also fear an attack by sea, at the fame time that they are on the land fide. We learn that they are diligently occupied at Dunkirk in equipping an armament of small veflels, such as gun boats, floating bat teries &c. destined for this enterprize—the works are carried on with great diligence at Fumes and Nieuport, to put those places in such a pasture of defence as to defeat the project of the French. In prosecuting what they have for a long time had in view, they daily renew their incursions into the province of Luxembourg, horn whence they carry off all the cattle and provisions which fall into their hands. The 13d of last month they surrounded and took pofieffion of an Austrian port of 20 men, in the village of Frifanges, which they afterwards pillaged. The 26th, they entered in great numbers the valley of Virion, from whence they took a great number of waggons loaded with grain and other commodities. Col. Mack after having made a gene ral survey of all the posts occupied by the allied troops, from the sea to Luxem bourg, returned to Valenciennes, where after his arrival, there was another coun cil of war held between the Generals. The following is the position of the armies which cover the frontiers—The center of the grand Austrian army com- /// > manded by Prince Saxe Cobourg covers Valenciennes, Conde and §>uefnoy. The tight under the orders of Count Clairfayt covers Tournny, Orchies and Marchiennes —while the left under Prince Hohenlohr, covers Mons tint] Chorltroi. A cordon of troops commanded by Generals Latour and Beaulieu, extends from the borders of the Meufe to Luxembourg. In Weft Flanders, the Englifli army occupies Courtray, Wevelghem and Menin, and the Hanoverians, Fumes and Nieuport A corps of ten thousand men is beyond this divifian, in cantonments at the ex tremes of the frontiers. The government is at this moment en gaged in. making arrangements with each of the Belgic provinces to raise a body of ten thousand men, intended to com pleat the Walloon regiments—The inlift ments we hear are to be only during the war—Brabant is to furnirti three thousand —Flanders four thousand, and the other three thousand will be raised by the Pro vinces, in proportion to their population —The hereditary prince of Orange, and the princess his wife, arrived here the day before yesterday—The fame day a body of Dutch troops arrived here. The celebrated Dr. Priestly is about to re move to this country. His opinions have given offence to the friends of monarchy in England. Extra# of a letter from England, dated Feb. *7j i 794 j received by the George Barclay. We afliired England has no concern in the Algerine business, and is mull sincerely disposed to cultivate the frieridihip of Ame rica." PORT OF PHILADELPHIA. ARRIVED. Snow Baltimore, Banfon, Liverpool Brig Yorick, M'Allifter, Antigua Sch r Swift, 1 lromas, Virginia Sally, Skinner, New-London Sloop Harmony, Elwood, Virginia CLEARED. Brig Floriday, Farrada, Savannah Schr. Rebecca,. Hill, Snowhill Fowler, , Camden Sloop Balloon, Marshall New-York Dolphin, Tunnel! Nancy, Denike, Alexandria Polly, Chapman,' Boftoij Rebecca, Snowhill Union, Sackett, New-York The snow Baltimore failed from Liver | pool the 7th of March, with the ftiip Po mona, Buchanan, and Sarah, for Philadelphia. Left at Liverpool, fliip Atlantic, Swaine, for Philadelphia, and > Clements, for Bolton, to fail in 3 days. A Ship, Snow, and Brig, were seen yesterday morning, about half way tip tjje i bay. POST OFFICE, _ Phrlad. May 3d, 1994. I Letters for England will be received at this office until Thursday the Bth May, at 12 o'clock noon. N. B. The inland postage to New-York I must be paid. To the Ele&Ors of the city and county of Philadelphia. Gentlemen, This being the last year of the prtfcrft Stierilf's time in office. I take the l ber ty to offer myfclf a Candidate, and solicit your votes and interests in my favor, to plare me on the return at the next general Election as his successor for said office; in doin K which' you will confer an obligation that will be' gratefully remembered, by Your moll obedient, and luimble servant, jOHN BAKER. M *y 3- estfc NEW THEATRE, BY DESIRE. THIS EVENING, May 3. Will be performed,, A COMEDY, called The Dramatist, O R, Stop him who Can! To which will be added, , A COMIC OPERA, written by the Author of the Poor Soldier, called Peeping Tom of Coventry. To conclude with the Federal March. Boxes, one dollar—PlTt, three quarters of a dollar—and Gallery, half a dollar.