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.U lie considers that other arithmetical i,roiHirtu*»»a »»»># with advantage, be Jiujitojed; auHM.g which he reckon* the duodecimal a* more convenient tlun the decimal, because the former admits of more useful divisions, anala jr0Us to the usages of human society and tbe modes of human knowledge, without the necessity of resorting to Iranian** Mr. Adams has not thought the •question of coins and currency emhra tvd hy the resolutions of Congress* iu pursuance uf which the Report has Vcu made ; and he has not, therefor®* entered formally into the consideration .it that topic: But in the Appendix* Hiiirh accompanies the Report, there i» *n interesting ** Note, on the propor. linstii 'alue of the pound sterling and tV dollar.” Impressed with the views v.ltii h the Note presents in relation to ;.n uiporunt subject, we shall present n to our readers at large, in our next ur a futuie paper. The Appendix contains some other useful documents, among which there is a Table shewing the differences in th<‘ weights and measures in use at the customhouses of the U. States. In ge neral, however, tho papers which it comprise* are only such as verify the farts which are stated in the Report itself. Died, At bis residence in Pittsfields, Mass, on bundayafternoon tbe S5th of Feb. last, alter an illness of a few days, Ur. TIMOTHY CHILDS, aged 73. He had long enjiyrd ibe confidence and esteem of bis fello v cit izens, and his death is a sere re public loss, and deep y regretted. As a Physician, he was eminently useful and skilful in his pro lejsiuii, always extending his aid to th* ie lietol the poor and tbe destitute, as re-dily as to tht a/nueni—At a public tnan, he was a (aiuitul, ablt?, and ardeni advocate uf tbe People s rights, and our republican fo.in of government: and during the struggle lor independence, he participated actively and zealously, by every means in bis power, to p omote the views and objects of the heroes and patriots of the revolution. Their triumphs in that glonous cause were, there tore, ever dear to bis heart; and be lived long enough to witness, in tbe structure oC our government, the fulfilment of all he had so tondly anticipated. As a testimony of the people s cuefideuce, they, for many years elected him to represent them in the Legislature o. this Commonwealth, both in the House of Representatives and ini the Senate, which stations he filled to tbe per mit satisfaction of his friends In bis last moments he was calm and resigned to the will ut Providence: enjoyed bis reason per lecty; and departed without a struggle. CdTThe Members of the new Hifl# Compawy, are requested to meet at s?0(i9 ♦00 Saturday EVEN ING, the I7th inst. at 7 o’clock. N. B. Those persons wishing to become members are invited to attend. march 5 \ Fscsh Dry Goods.* W. ASHSTON & Co. have just receiv ed a part ot their supply of Spring Goods, consisting of extra superfine cloatbs & Cas auners, white and coloured marseilis quil tings; calicoes, and sbambrays; white figur ed; jaconet and coloured muslins, jaconet cambrics; black sinchews and sar**t-neds; Irish linens and long lawns; linencambrics, superfine linen, damasks and diapers; silk and cotton hosiery; thread laces, edgings and inserting?; hand-one silk turbtnds and ladies hair caps. — Also an excellent as sortment ot white and coloured domestics; ca>sine’!«, bed tickings, burlaps, Kus-ia shil ling', tick linburgsand f)r<*gheda linens: allot which with a vaiiefy of other Goods are ( |Lre*l tor sale at the most reduced pri ces f«»r cash, march lo 6t hor Went, J will rent lor the ensuing year, or fur <* term of years it application be 1111 by the first Nov, next, 5UU \ZMm+ acres ot land, part of the tract up on which I live. There is a conilortable house t. H>n the premises, and a spring of excellent water quite contiguous to it.— I his larin is but Smiles from the Potonuc, I' trum Ah xandna, and £4 from the seat of government The situation is healthy, and convenient to some of the best maike's— In*- land fertile and w ell adapted to every Km.l of produce, For terms apply to BRNJ. DUL ANY. or to AFFRED PULANY, in the Town ot Port Tobacco. A!«o a HOtlSE and LOT in the town of Tort I Cbacco, for sale or rent. Apply as Shove_marrh lr»—l-twrtf__ To Rent, .,9°.reasonable terms, a neat brick • IOL SK, on Water s'reet. with a rsfij ^"°d garden, ami a pu'op ofexcel • •Anient solt water, suitable ft»r a small feuieel tamily. __3 mo 15 Inquire of WILLIAM YATES. tt Vinegar, ^ holesale ^ Net ail. PHK subscriber having pmchased the . ^st,,b!ishment. formerly the o#. if*'!? ot ^ • Rrooks, deceased, has gallons choice Vinegar, i , n#* *v,<' Impose ol upon accommor a ' y the barre*. gallon, or smaller iu ntuy, his store on Prince st opposite l i 0'T**H’s dwelling; where may also be a general assortment ot ^ (iroceriesf Liquors, $r. tpd with guatcare for family use. *arch 15—eo3t JAMES NORRIS. Bacon Lard JSfFerkin Butter* L| UME 4r McCLEAN, corner of King It XI Columbus sts opposite J. b J. Doug las, hare just received aud offer tor sale, 5ooo lbs. Sbenadoab bacon, excellent qua litp and cheap, looo lbs. Rockingham ter kio butter, made during the winter— lioo hbls. bog’s lard—as usual best family flour, march 16 Found YESTERDAY morning near Wm.Yates* garden, a bundle, containing men’s wearing apparel and other articles. The owner may have it by describing the same, and on paying the cost ot thi; adverli-ement, on application to WM. DAVIS, apposite the 1st Presbyterian Church, march 15 3t Notice A committee of the Common Council, and the superintendent ol police, are appointed to rent the FISH WHARF and WAREHOUSES, lor the ensuing season, and will attend for that purpose on the pre mises on MONDAY, the l^tli inst. at 10 o’clock, A M_march 15 _ BLACK BOTTLKS, «$c. In addition (o an extensive assorinent of Earthenware, China $ Glass. f | 'HE subscribers offer sor sale porter 4r X wine bottles in crates of 1 gruce each; a variety ot plated ware of best Sheffield manufacture, consisting of candlesticks, snuffers and snuffer trays, waiters, tea pots, sugars, creams, 4ic. japanned waiters, dif ferent qualities and sizes; eliptic brass fen ders—tin dish covers—liquor canns assort ed—window glass and pipes in boxes—de mijohns, 3 and 4 gallons, patent rivet fire buckets, an I a tew faggots Crowley steel, of approved quality. HUGH SMITH & CO, march 16 3taw4w More Good Luck ! / / iiminers Prize List. Of the Thirtieth day'» drawing LOTTERY 2167 a prize of 9686 0360 3253 6811 133 744 1,000 1,000 1,000 50 50 50 Whole tickets D.20 shares in proportion, lickets in a grea’ variety ot numbers un awn, for sale at J. H. Runnels’s Lottery Office King-street. Alexandria. Orders by mail addressed to J, H. HUM ELS, Alexandria, promptly attended to. Ail kinds of uncurrent notes taken at a ir discount. , _ . e N. B. A tew tickets in the Grata! State )tterv highest prize D loo.ooo.to be drawn e 2?d ot March. march 15 tf New Shoe § Hat Store. JOHN H RUNNELS, with pleasure tenders his sincere thanks to the ladies and gentlemen of »his town and its vicinity for the very liberal encouragement he met with while agent for Mr. Win. True, and would inform them, he has made arrange ments for a new stock to be made express ly for retailing, and by mer. that he thinks can be depended upon as to workmanship and durability, and from the long experi ence of business together with the promise ot being constantly supplied with the best that can be had, will be enabled to give as general satisfaction as the na’ure of the bu siness will admit; hoping his former friends and customers will give him a call at his new store opposite Mes«rs. Paton 4’ Butch ers, King street; which is now opened, where he hopes they will find as good an assortment as can be bad at any store in the district- It will ever be his greatest pleasure to have such as cannot fail to suit as to price and quality, and hopes by strict attention to business to share a part of the public patronage_march 14 3t Ten Dollars tteward, WILL be given for apprehending and committing to jail negro ANNA, who left m'y plantation «ome time last tall and has been harbored in Alexandria, and the neighborhood of Fairfax Churl House, until within a few days past, when she was brought home, and went off again the next day She is a dark mulatto woman, about 6 or 7 years of age, low and heavy built, er cloaihing cannot be described. I will give the above reward and pay all reasona ble charge? if delivered to me at Gale, No. 7, on the Littb River Turnpike Road.Lou don county, Virginia march 14—3t* STEPHEN BEARD. if For Norfolk, . The good sloop Orlando, captain Gillpatrick; having g< od accom odation for passengers and cargo—HK) bis. Will run as < regular packet. Sail n the 14th inst. For freight or passage ddIv to the captain on board, at Vowell’s h,rf. or . E CORNING,^ For Kirlmiimd, Schnr. FLIGHT. Cullumher, bur Ihen about 300 bbls. having half her cdgo engaged will take the balance on no derate terms, an1 will sail on Wednesday morning. For terms apply on board, or to JEREMIAH BOOTHE, march IX—3t Hazy’s Wbajf. Coffee, fei, £je, TOHtf H. LADD fe Co. have just refceiv O ed and offer for sale, 198 bags St. L'o mlngo coffee 7hds do do 10 chests imperial tea 19 boxes white Cuba sUgat 8 do brown do do 180 tons plaster For Freight, The brig VU.NC8, Kelley, master, burthen 900 bbls.| also. The schr. SUSAN, Bailer, bur then loooo barrels. ALSO, The schr. HOPE, Frisoy; burthen SnOb 700 bbls. all good vessels. Apply as above. march 14 St. Ubes Halt afloat. THE cargo of the brig Missionary from St. Ubes, of 6,500 bushels white St. Ubes Salt, Suitable for fisheries, for sale by WM. FOWLED CO. For Freight, The brig MISSIONARY. J. wQECTown. master; burthen about 2500 bbls. or 350 hhds. of tobacco, an excellent vessel, but one year old, and will be ready for the reception of a cargo in a tew days, march 12 _Apply as above. Salt, £>C. JOHN H LADD 4r Co. have now in store for sale, 7ooo bushels Liverpool coarse salt 5oo do Cadiz do 2 bales herring seine twine march 14 Wheat. ISRAEL JANNEY, jr. continues to pur purchase WHEAT, at the Phoenix Mill, (formerly Hartshorne’sjw here several thous and bushels are wanted,for which the high e*t price will be given in cash. A Just Received ND FOR SALE BY KERR frFITZ HUGH, Gunpowder Tea, in 6 lb boxes oi superior quality. ALSO, Fr«»eh CIovpt Seed tebruarv 9 Beef, i'ork, Whiskey, jc. SAMUEL MESSERSMITH, offers lor sale, 100 hbls, New York prime bee! and pork. 150 bhls. Baltimore whiskey 50 tihds. Muscovado sugar, 6o boxes superior gunpowder tea 25 qr. casks Sicily Madeira wine 15 do do Colrrenar do. 20 do sweet Malaga 3 pipes do 5 hbds. Antigua rum 2 pipes Holland gin 8o sacks Liverpool blown salt 90 reams wrapping 'j 4 do Kentish cap I ninnn 20 bundles sugar loaf I “ArlwK. 20 do sheathing 20 do band bex boards 7 bags black pepper 20 boxes mould candles 5 do soap 6 casks Goshen cheese, march 7 Bed House Landing. THE subscriber having Rented the cele brated Herring Lulling, known by the name of the Red Houu or Lear't Land ing, about four miles below Alexandria, gives notice to persons desirous of putting up Herrings, and to waggoners in particu lar, that every attention will be paid to supplying them on the lowest terms and shortest notice, as this landing has never been known to fail. The road to the land ing is good, and the distance so short that it must be an inducement to those who want good, sound, and fresh fish, to prefer it to the Alexandria market. Persons wishing Shad or Herrings put up for family use, by giving timely notice, will have them warranted of the best quali Who have on hand a well selected assort ment of GROCERIES, which will be sold low for casb. dec 6 Just Published \ ND forsr'le at John A. Stewart’s book store, ffrice 1 dollar, THK HIS I ORY or THR REFORMATION, Re.ing an abridgment of Burnet’s History of the Reformation of the Church of England. Together with sketches of tbe lives of Lu ther, Calvin, and Zuingle, the three celebra ted reformers ol tbe continent.— By the Rev. Benjam™ Allen, Rector of the Paiish of St. Aundre, Virginia. Recommendation. Having been favored with the perusal of an abridgment of the history of the reforma tion, prepared for publication by the Rev. B. Allen. I with pleasure comply with his request, in giving it iny humble recommen dation. It contains tbe history ot all the important tacts as narrated by Burnet, and to those who have not the time or the means of consulting that writer, must prove inter esting and valuable. There being a consi derable class of persons under these circum stances, such a work has been wanted, and ; | think, the present one will be highly ac* j cepuSI..., Tlie Steam Boat Dandy* Will commence running twice a day Irom Washington to Alexandria; leaving the Eas tern Branch, Commercial wharf. every day at 8 o’clock in the morning, for Alexandria; leave Alexandria aiio o’clock, tortue toot of the Potomac Bridge, Lenox’s wharfs leave the bridge at two o’clock, P. M. for Alexandria; leave Alexandria at 4, for the Eastern Branch. Passage twenty-fiv** rents N. B. Any persons wishing to make a party of pleasured any further distauce, will please to give 3 days notice, march 9 For freight, J||y Three good SCHOONERS, one SsgrCairies looo, and the others 65o bbla-. eachj they will go to B'eitnuda or some eas tern ports in preference and will soon be ready to load. Apply to JOHN H. LADD * Co. Who have received for sale, !8o boxes Smoked Herrings march 9 For 8ale or Freight, , The packet schr DASH, H. Cun ___iningbam, master, burthen 860 bbl«. le is nearly five years old,built principally of seasoned white oak, and in complete or4 der for any voyge. The terms will be li beral. Should she not be sold in five days; freight will then be taken lor New York.— Apply to JOHN H. LADD <$• Cc. Who have ju«t received tor sale 30 bbls prime beef do do pork march 8 A. C. Cazeuove Co. HAVE for sale by the piece or package a large assortment of American'') India German Russia & | English J GOODS ALSO, Murdoch’s best London particular Madeira wine in pipes, half pipes and qr. casks do do market do in do Malaga wine in half qr. casks Cognac Brandy in pipes Molasses (best retailing) in bhds Caracas indigo Spanish sigars Swedes iron assorted Baltimore window gl 'ss, everyfTIe Dupont’s best Brandywine GUNPOWDER And a few cases of A/iJan white stones, Dutch slates, toys ana quills, which can be sold very cheap Tkty are purchatitif Maryland tobacco Ginseng Merino and skinner’s weol. J|T And want a vessel of 6 of 800 bbls. to load for an eastern port, march 3 For Freight, jff. The Rood schr. M\RY SPEAR, jfaiibcapt. Perry; borthen about 800 bbl*. mil soon be ready to load. ALSO, The schr. Allegro, John mmJBm Welsh, master; burthen about 900 bbls. and will soon be ready for a cargo. Apply to JOHN H. LADD £ Co. Who have just received 560 casks fresh Thomastown lime 4 M. boards 10 chests imperial tea march 3 For Boston, fcfi^The schr. REAPER, Silvanus Prince master; will begin to load in a few days, and take some freight, if application i3 made 9oon to WM. FO'VLE <$■ Co. Who bava for sale said scbr's cargo ot 25o tons plaister paris 46 hhds retailing molasses lo tons clean St Petersburg hemp 5o bolts 1st quality Russia duck Also, for Freight, VUT The new and superior brig SlL SBBiVESTER HEALY, £. Robinson master; carries about I loo bbls. is in com plete order, being her first voyage, and will iake a freight to any foreign port. And for sale said brigs cargo of 62ocasks Thomaston lime lo.ooo feet merchantable lumber march 2Apply asabote. For Freight, MffL The good schr. SPARTAN, £jaKWm, Carrick, master; burthen 320 bbls. will soon be ready to receive loading. Apply to JOHN H. LADD Jt Co. Who have for sale, received by said vessel, 10 tierces molasses 20 pieces Russia duck 300 pair men's coarse shoes 35 tons plaister 26 casks iresh Thomastown lime Few thousand boards 7000 bunches onions leb 27 For Freight, ifiv The superior schooner MILLER, T&JjfcR. Mason, master, carries lOOO bar rels, is nearly new, and in complete order for any voyage. Apply to WM. FOWLE & Co. Whohfve for sale, received per the brig Abby, capt. Potter, from Salem, 100 pieces Russia sheetings For Freight. fdpK The ikw miperior schooner WCCOLUMBUS, James Ross, Master, carries about 1000 barrels—in comple'e or der, and will take a freight either to the W. Indies ora southern port. Apply to W. FOWLE <t Co. For Freight, to the AVest-In dies or a Southern Port* Ajar The superior nchr ANN, Bar alwfirnabas Webb, master, burthen looo bbls. will be ready to receive a cargo in a few days. Apply to WM. FOWLE Or Co. Who have received, for sale, by the above vessel. Too casks Thomastown lime ftooo feet merchaaUWe lumber Sales at Auction. Public 8ttle. WILL l>c sold at public auction, on SATURDAY,thfe 2«th inst. it lair, it not, the first lair day, at Mount Hybla, in Fairfax county, four or five miles below Alexandria, a large portion of the personal estate of the J tfe Ken. Thomson .tfasob, de ceased'; cOn*tsting < f farming utensils apd stock of every kind; together vviib a burn* bet of Valuable negroes. A Valliable Fishery, Will at the same time, if not Sooner dispos ed Of by private bargain,t>e let t'6r tbe pre* sent season on low terms, and the rent ta ken in fish—in the meadtime, any persons disposed to rent are requested to call on tbe subscriber. It. C MASON, inarch 12 t& For Sale* THE property now in tenure jof IlJvan P. Taylor, and tised by him as a Coachmaking Shop; fiti/flted on Fairfai street, between Duke 4» rrince street*, it) toe tdwn ot Alexandria; together with a Vacant lot adjoining the same. Should the above property Dot be sold before the Silt inst. it ill then be!of* fered at public sale. Terms liberal and made known op the day of sale, or can be known by applying: to march lO^dts NOBLET HEKBEkT. To Let That (wo storj briek store, and [dwelling house on Unioh street, late the residence of Jdr. J. Leap. I ALIO, une other two storY brick tenement, a(V Joining the above,well calculated for a small store alid dwelling. The situation of the above property (being near the wharf) is well established ai a place of business, being occupied as such tot ma ny years. For terms apply to ANN LEAP, or WM. N. MILLS; io Kent, That large and elegant thri>« sto ry brick dwelling house on the south side of King street* between Pitt and St. Asaph streets, now in tbe occt* pancy et H. Clagett. Possession may Ip had immediately. For terras anally to Mr. CUgHt.or _glYNN, Notice is hereby gireu* THAT application will be made to the president and directors of the Little River Turnpike Company, for the renew* al of two certificates of stock No 4S7 & 438, standing in the name ot Daniel C. Brent, deceased. march 12—im WM BRENT. Jrv For Sale, FOUR shares STOCK in the Totomte Steam boat. Apply to the Printer, march 13 tf House of Entertainment (AT THE SIGN OF THE BELL.) f 1 ''HE subscribers have opened a bottle of X entaiument at Lloydsburgj Nine miles from Alexandria, on the Little River Turnpike road, where they are pres pared to accommodate travellers and others in a neat and eomfortable style—They have laid in a stock of liquors of ibe best kind! also provender for horses, and intend pay* mg every attention in tbeir power to such persons as may favor them with their cus tom. Drovers will be accommodated with sta bles and lots for stock o!every kind. DORSE I 4* PHINCE. LfnydHnjrg. Fairfax County Va. F*b. 27. Independente a great security to Happinittl r I *HAT man is happy who is aUve want A —and the easiest accessible roaO to wealth i» to be :ound bv applying and pur chasing a Ticket of TYLER in the Grand National Canal Lottery, where the lii !i2n cy and the restlessness of floating Prizes manifest a strong desire to rend r son e, perhaps dependant individual above the necessities created by, and n-ul'ing fiom, an otherwise almost in.Hipportahl# pi reity. Tyler’s is the office where the splendor of prizes throws a radiance which iilun inatgts all around it, and which speak peace .>nd content to 'he mind of the lucky genius Who purchases ot them. His is the office where the fondest anticipations are realized j where blooming Hojpe, surrounded by htf lovely train, respectfully invites you to pay your devoirs, and become one o! the happy of the happiest, While she crowns v*>u by throwing over the mantle of Independence. Haste, then, to Tyler’s, and secure the glit tering gold—remember, “To-morrow is with Eternity.” 70,000 DOLLARS Will be deposited in the wheels of the GRAND NATIONAL CANAL LOT. TERY, now drawing in this city, after the nest drawing, which will take place on Wedoes day morning. The 6000 numbers aie now preparing to be returned into the wheel with the 40,000 dollar prize and SO of 1000. Only 55oo numbers remain to be drawn, and the following prises Vet to be drawn. 40,000 Collar*.. SO. 000 Dollar*, SO of 1,000 Dollarn. 7 of 5o0 Dollar*, and a great number of loo, 5o. itc. Gain of the wheel near D.5«»,ood. Seldom has there been presented to the public so favorable an opportunity for a splendid prize. No time, therefore, should oe lost in applying at Tyler’s temple of tortuae, where prizes to the anoUnt of D;66,ooo hate been sold and paid within a few days. In consequence of the richness of the wheels, and the‘Very few tickets which re mail unsold, the price of tickets has advan ced to D.2o. Cash advanced for prises as soon as drawn, by B. O. TYLER, Sole agent for Ike Managers, march 14— V % .