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[No. io i of Vol. IV.] THIS DAY IS PUBLISHED, By Mathew Carey, No. 118, Market-Stieet. Emsillihid with a MA? ot the present SEAT Of WAR, No. I, OF A NEW SYSTEM OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY: OR, A GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL. AND COMMERCIAL GRAMMAR ; And Present State ot" the Several KINGDOMS OK THE WORLD. CONTAINING I. The figures, motions, an.i distances of the plinets, according 10 the Newtonian fyftcm and the'latcft observations. IL A.general view of the earth conlidercd as a planet ; with fevers! ufeful geographical de finition! and problems. in. The grand dictions of the globe into land aad w»ier, tominenisjnd ifljndi. IV. Th» fuifaiinn and extern ot empires, king- doms, Uates, provinces, and colonics. V. Thar lit, - o*l, vegetable produc tions, metals, minerals, natural curiofittcs, seas, rivers, bays, capes, promontories, and lakes. VI, The birds and beasts peculiar to each coun- try. VII. Observations on the changes that have been any where observed upon 'he lace of nature ftnce the moll early periods of hillory. VIII. Thehiftory and origin ol nations ; their forms of government, religion, laws, revenues, taxes, naval and military lliength. IX. The genius, manners, culloms, and habits of the people. X. Their language, learning, arts, sciences, manufa&ures, and commerce. XI. The chief cities, ftruftures, ruins, and at-' tificial curiofuies. XII. The longitude, latitude, bearings, and dif tancesof principal places from Pniladelphia. TO WHICH ARE ADDED I. A Gioc t aph id a l Index, with the Names, and places alphabetically atranjied. Jl. A Taeli ol the Coins of all Nations, their Value tn English Money. 111. A Chronological Table of Remark able Eueius,lrorn the Creation- to ihe picCcm ">!*?• By WILLIAM GUTHRIE, Esq. The Astronomical Part by Ja,mes Jer gu»ON, F. R. S. To which have been add^d. The late Discoveries of Dr. Herjchel, and other eminent Astronomers. THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, CORRECT ED, IMPROVED, AND ORE ATI Y ENLARGED. The publijher oj this work, thaijiful for the patron age with which he has been honored, submits the present number to the infpeflion of his Jellow-ci tiipis, and lays before ihera The terms of publication : I. This geography shall be publ'fhed in for ty-eight weekly numbers, each containing twen ly-four pages of letter press, 11. In the course of publication will be de livered the following maps : l. The world. 2. Europe. 3. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. 4. Ruflia. fl. Scotland. 6! England and Wales. J. Ireland. 46. France. 9. Seven United Provinces. 10. Au ilrian and French Netherlands. 11. Germany* 19. Switzerland. 13. Poland. 14 Spain and Portugal. 15. I-aly. Turkey in Europe*. XI. Aha. 18. China. 19. Hindortan. 20. Af rica. 21. 22. British Amc -1 icd. 23. Well-Indies. 24. Sourh America, 25- PUu'ilphere of the earth. *26. Countries round the north pole. * 27. Dilcoveries made b\ Captains Cooke and Clerke. * 28. New- * 29. MjafT cjiufetts. *30 Con necticut. * 31. Rhode-Island. * 32. Vermont. *33 New-York. * 34. New-Jerfev. *35. Pemifylvania and Delaware. * 36. Maryland. * 37-. Virginia. * 38. North-Carolina. * '39. South-Carolina. * 40. Georgia. * 41. The Spheie. * 42. The Copernican system. N, B. All the maps marked with Oars are added to this edition, exclusive of those in the fail LoiuJon edition. Thai no difappoiot ment may arise from sub scribers expecting what the publilher neither )«"onnft s nor is able to perform, he gives this «aily and explicit notice, that <?f some of the it will be impollible tor him to give maps fully accurate,' no late (urveys having been made ; and it is hardly neeeffary to oMfive, that it falls not wiihin his plan to go to the exprnfe of lur v-rys. Bui in every instance; he will avail him (cliof the bejl materials extent: And such e»»- <iddit»r)iis, as his utraoft exertions fan pr«xure, (hill be made. JII. The geography of tVucUnited States, is un dertaken by gentlemen ot literary abilities, who have engaged to give a snore full and fa tisfafloiy account of it than any ever publish ed. h will extend to 250 or 300 pages, al though in the Bntifh edition, and even in that of 1792, it makes only about 30. IV. Should li e work exceed lory-eight num bers, the fur plus will be delivered gratis to the fubfci vlvts. V. The price ot cach number will be a quarter dollar, to be paia ou delivery. Saturday, May iB, 1795. VL S ucb fubd£r»b«p 3$ do not choose to r. ct i-. e ! the in utunbers, ,are to pa.y three dol lars at the tunc ot Cubfcrtbiug. The puntfcr, anx>ous to rende* this wo'lc as pe»tett as the nature ot it will allow, moitcar neftly requ that such gentlemen, throughout the United States, as have it in their oow< r, will furnilh him with documents for cone£tmgthe patt errors in the geography ol Amenc-t, <md for furnifliing a more complete system ot geo graphy than has yet appeared. The title page, lift ot fubicriber's with Ihe account of the Newtonian fyftcm, &c. &c. will be given in the 48 h nuinl^rs N. B. The subscribers, and the public in ge neral are requested to confidt r the following ve ry material circumstance—The,. London quarto cditiyn 15 lold here, tor fifteen dollars, although it contains only 25 maps and plates, and of the Geography of the United Slates, as has been ob served above, only about 30 pages- —whereas, Carey's edition \yijl foniairi 32 mapsand plates, and have two hundred pjgesof letter pre fs more. And it need not be observed, that the fevenieen maps to be added, are of more importance to Americans b) far, than the 25 London ones. The obfervauon will apply w »ih equal toice to the letter press additions. maps will be p'ublffhcd in inch order of succession as they are eng'aveo, and directions will be primed tor the proper manner of pla cing 1 hem by the bookbinder. May 18 LAWS OF THE UNION. SECOND CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, AT THE SRC ON D SESSION, Begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in thp State of on Monday the fifth of November, onethoufand seven hundred and ninety-two. AN ACT to alter the times and places of holding the Circuit Courts in the Ealtern Diitrict, and in and for other purposes. BE itcnafted- by the Senate and Honfe of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress afiembled-, That the spring circuit courts of the eaftcrn diftritt, instead of being held at the times and places now eftabli fried by law for holding the feme, fhtall from henceforth be held at the times and places fallowing respectively, namely ; for the district of New-York, at New-York, 011 the fifth day of April; for the diftritft of Con necticut, at New-Haven, on the twenty-fifth day of April ; for the diflrict of Vermont, at V/indfor and Bennington alternately, begin ning at the firft, on the iath day cdi May ; for the diftrift of New-Hamplhire,«it Portimoi^tb> on thq twenty-feventb day of May ; for the rfmrift of MafFachufetts, at Boflon, on seventeenth day of June ; and for the dif trift of Rhode-Iflmd, at Newport, on the nineteenth day of June. And if any of the said days lhall happen on a Sunday, the courts, refpeftively, lha]l commence and be holden on the day following* And all causes now pending in the said courts, and all appeals, procefles and recog nizances returned, or returnable to the fame, and all officers,jurors, parties and wijjriefTes, shall be conformable to this act. And be it further enacted, That from and after the expiration of the session of the cir* cui.t court of the State of North-Carolina, which is to commence on the firit day-os Jone next (which fellion shall be held, any thing in this ast gotwith#anding, at Newberra) the stated feiHons of" the laid, court ihall be held at Wake court-houfe,either in the belonging to the said county, or in I'ome con venient building contiguous thereto, until there shall be convenient accommodations syr tfee laid pucpofc in the city of Raleigh, in the said State ; after which, and upon its be ing made so to appear to the said court, the said court is hereby authorized and directed at the close of the felfion then depending, to iiilj-'iirn the laid cou:ttomeet at its next ftaced feffiorv in the city of Raleigh ; which said city of Raleigh shall be the place at which the stated fefhons of the said circuit c ourt (hall be conftar.tly held. And be it further enacted, Inasmuch as there was not a fufficient quorum of judges to hold the circuit court for the diifr'nt of North- Carolina for the purpose ot doing business, at November term one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, that it shall and may be law ful for the diftiia judge of the State of Carolina to direct the clerk of the said 401 eoutt to issue such process for the purpose oi h avtfig jurymen summoned to attend the laid court at the term to commence on the firft day of June next, as he had before iflued tor the like purpose returnable to November term above mentioned ; that the jurymen or dered by the fa id process to be summoned (hall be ordered to be summoned in the fame proportion and from the lame counties as those jurymen-who were ordered to be sum moned by the process returnable at Novem ber term above-mentioned : And the marshal is to execute the said process, and the jury men legally summoned in consequence thereof, are to attend the said court, under the like penalties for disobedience as if the said pro cess had lieen ordered to be issued as usual, by the said court; and the marshal and the jurvmqn who atfeud the said court (hall be entitled to the like allowance for their ser vices refpe&ively. And it is hereby, declared, that all suits and proceedings of what nature or Kind soever which have been commenced in the said court, and not finifhed, Hull be proceeded on at the ensuing term in the fame mariner and to the fame effect, as ii the 1 aid circuit court bad been regularly held at No vember term aforefaid, and continuances had foren *,eguJarly held of all such suits and pro ceedings frt/'ii the said last mentioned term to tie enJoing term* JONATHAN TRUMBUI.L. Speaker oj the tiovfe of Representatives. JOHN LANGDON, Prejident pro tempore ot the Striate* \PPROVF.D, MARCH 2, *799. GEO. WASHINGTON, President of the United btatcs. AN ACT making addition to the convpenfation of certain Public Officers. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcprefeutatives of the United States of America in Congress afleaibled, That there be allowed to the Auditor of the Treasury, t|ie sum of five bundled cellars ; to the Com mHConer of the Revenue, the sum of five hundred- dollars; to the Comptroller of the flam of two hundred and fifty (wVWs, STtcHo live Regtftffr nf the Trea iiiJy, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars per annum* in addition to the compen ation al ready allowed to respectively, to com-' mence on the firftday of April next, payable in like manner as the prcfent compeufatipns are payable. JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker oj the. Houft oj Reprefevtathes. JOHN LANGDON, Pufdwvfiro tam/wre of .the Senate. AEBROVED MARCH 2, I GEO. WASHINGTON. Prefiderit oj the United States. Foreign Intelligence. FRANCE. NATIONAL CONVENTION. March 21. r r , HE miniiter of liie interior sub- JL id it ted the propriety of pre serving peace wi.cn Sweden and Den mark, oh account of the advantages of palling the loiind into the Baltic. He recommended the Convention to order Come measures to be taken to prevent American cargoes for France from being stopped by the Englilh. Referred to the diplomatic and com> mert:ial committees. The committee of finance made a report, Hating the neceflary expen ses incurred in I 793,* 604 millions 937 thousand livres, and the conn i butions of the fame year at 511 mil lions 500 thousand livres. The ex pen fes of' 93 may in fonie refpeifts fuffer a diminution, but again on the other hand tnuft encreafe in neatly the fame proportion. One of the principal caufe3ofthe gownefs of rcceipt arises from the inequality of the diib ibution among the departments. Th'« inequality has given tifc to remonilrances from 60 at'the departments. They re commended taking every nieafure to equalize the public buidesns ; which are best paiJ when tlaiqted in justice. Letter from Valence tu Dumouvie " General, " A violent blow on my right arm prevents my writing myfert". The infantry having, as you been repulsed twice, I myfelfcharg Whole No. 425.] Ed the enemy at the head of my ca valry : I patted through a body of the enemy, and received three fable cuts oil the head, one of which, than is however, 1 am told, not. mortal, has thrown my sCalp over my eyes. 1 am going lo Bruxelles, where ( hope to learn, that nothing has hap pened to you. if the left ■ had not given way, the right could have flood fiim, lamit ill in hopes of assisting .you if my wound permits me yet to follow you in this cam paign. (Signed) VALKNC'K." After the reading of the difpauhts from Gen. Dumourierand Valence, Marat cried out, " This is Hit) the artifice of treacherous chiefs : when tinfuccefsful ihey attempt to hide their mifcondaA by calumniating the patriotic foMiery. If an; thefiß have been committed, il is becanfe ihev have been tniflfd by' iheir trea cherous officers." Munnurs inter rupted Marat ; he, however, railing his voice, laid, " this is the mo- ment to tear the veil ; «p Vitive no disciplined troops to give batiie"— Murmurs re commenced with more violence. " Let him," said Mazuy er, " vomit the indecencies and the venom which devours him"—" My aim," continued Marat. " is to saVe the republic. We aught to Confine ourselves to the defence of our own territory, and I aflc to be added to the committee of general defence, to communicate a plan, the execu tion of which will render us invul nerable." The President obfetved, that every member was at liberty to communicate his fentimems to any of the committees. Lecontre Puyraueau added : "Gb ferve that the fame man who not long (ince proclaimed, that the con vention could not save the republic because part had 1 not the will and the other portion not t'j- power, tells us to day, that we have neither generals nor troops to oppose out enemies. What would he lead us to ?" The law agairift strangers was pafied. March 21 in the evening;, The foftion of ninety-two, pre sented to the convention C. Dnple fis who prtferved Thionville- si rnn being surprized ; who, attacked l by 10 huft'ars at Sierck, killed 4. and put the other 6 to flight ; who, en veloped by 6o intilke'eers, and fee ing the ax lifted over his head, re plied to their menaces by the cry of Success to the French Rept/biic. The fetftion have decreed him a civic crown and prelented him with a sword. The miniftcr at war had rewarded him with a commifiion ; the Frefident of the convention ho nored him with the fraternal em brace, and he was admitted to the honors of the fitting, amidst univer sal applanfe. A member announced, that re cruiting went on with the great eft vigor in the departments of Sevres and Vendee ; that, the national guards had attacked the rebels; a joflice of the. peace of the camon of St. Maixent, among others, plac ed hiinfelf at the head of fiity mar rid men, to inarch againlt the ie bels. Honorable mention. Jean Dcbry was elected Prelident. Aften I'ome opposition a letter jult received by a roiirier extraordinary from MarTeilles, was read, nearly as follows ; " Ye who voted for an appeal to the people, your perfidy it at its heighth. It is in vain that ypa have expected the fuccels of your base intrigues with tyrants, leagued a gainst: liberty ; ihe check we have ja It fuffered, only deepens ihe grave which will swallow up all traitors. Fly the fanc'tuary which you have too often polluted with your foul