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The following correspondence has been
j/üb!ished by Cap't. Buinbridge. Algiers, 10th Oct. 1800. Si R , I wrote yop on the 25th ult. in forming lhat the arbitrary Dey of Algiers bad made a denimd, that the Ignited State-:, Ihip George Waihington under my com mand, (houkl carry his prefents to the Grand Signior at Conftantinoplc. - By my lc-'ter of the 25th you will fee the | r-fxmfibiiity this Regency confers the U:"*ud States at on tbis etnbaflyyalthough \ forccd into it by the power of the Regency. ] Every effort tint was poihble to fuggelt, | has beep attempted'by Conful O'Brien and , fnyfejf to obviate my going. | An Engltih/ihip >t war arrived here and j t>iTr d to carry the emba.Tv ; but her they Won'.l -not a: cent, fupiofnig they would be Ufl ;* i Ujuirt f)bligati'.|l)3 to the Britifh. 'i .he .'.t tlut this Regency looks on the (Jr. tea States is exactly this ; yon pay ■ t: unite, by tint you become my Haves, a 1 them T have a r'; ,h to order is I plcafe. Did the United States know thoeafy accels q? this barbarous coa[l called Barbary, the weaknefsnf their ganifons, and the effemi nacy of their people, I am fure they wonld , not be long tributary"to (o pitiful a race of infidels. Inclofed you have the letter of Richard O'Brien, Efq. ConfubGenerai, of the 9tl of October, to me on the bufinefe of thi< ernbalFy, my anlwer, and his reply, by which you will fee that I have no choice in ailing, but am governed by the tyrants here. Conful O'Brien and myfelf had a very i warm difpute with tiie Dey and Minifler of i Marine, (which was very near caufing a declaration of war) refpecling hoifting the million flag ; the Conful and mylelf infilled that if the Dey forced us to go, to weai our own flags, or if it was meant as a com pliment to the Minifler of Marine to hoift it at the fore-top-mall-head ; but no argu ments would avail, their defpOtic will muft be comolied with : the Minifler of Marine, came on board with his admiral, and feve raljilgerine captains, who went into the ;nain-top, and hauled 'down the American pennant, and hoilted the Algerine million flag. Hid we 10 or 12 frigates and Hoops in thofe feas, 1 am wHI convinced in my own mfnd that we fh mid not experience thofe mortifying degr: Actions that muft be cut ting to every American w.ho poffeffes an independent fpirit. This-forced c<-uife compelled by the Dey, wtll'coiV 14 or 16 thoufand dollars in ex petices for pay and provifions# and after -will have no tendency to promote thjir jntereftof the United States with this Regency- ; it is not in the nature of th.tft p' oph- to regard any favours done to them by a chriflian hiti'tn. I hope Sir, you will cor.filer the very un pleifant filiation that I was fixed in, hav ing no alternative but compliance or war 'hr fears of fiivery for myfelf and 131 under my command, was the leaft alarming to me ; but a valuable commerce in thofe fcis, that wonldfall a facrifi.e to the pirates of '.his port on account of our not having cmifcrs adjacent to prote£l it. I flnCerely hope on my return from the Levant that I fh ill fee fome of our frigates' ofif Algiers ; it is my candid opinion that! in no.part of the world there is more need to fhew them than in the Mediterranean fea. It is the opinion of Cohful O'Brien, (hould any accident happen to the Wafh ington, againft the intereft of Algiers, by whatever carfe it may be, the Algerine cruifers will immediately capture our vef fels, unlefs they are prevented by our cruif ers being in thefe feas. I candidly believe, on the fafety of the embafiy in the flip under my command, hangs the prefervation «f our peace with Barbary. I have the honor to be, With great refped, Your mod obedient fervaut, Wm. BAINBRIDGE . Hon. Benjamin Stoddart, Secretary of Navy. StR, The Dey of Algiers has this davi called for me to appear in his prefence, and demands that the United States fhip George Wafbington, under your command, will proceed for Conftantinople, with his am bafTador and prefents, and he declares that if thi3 requefl is not complied with, that he no longer holds to his friendfhip with thej United States of America. I have ftated "« t'ie the Dey and Miniftry all my and your objections on behalf yf the United ( State—But to notfllft. i 1 ain Sir, Your moft obedient Servant, (Signed) RICHARD O'BRIEN. Algiers, 9th October y 1 800. ■yvm. liainbridge, Elt;. Commander of the U. S. ihip George Waili ington. Algiers, 9th October, 1800. Sir, I have read your letter of this-day, . Hating the arbitrary demand of the Dey of Algiers - . As this bufinejs was in agitation fome days pall, my orders being then made known to the delpotic Dey, and every polli bl'j argument made ufe ot both by you and myfelf, pointing out the imoouibility of fuch a compliance on our part, thole rea ions Hated to him, and the arrival bf a Biitifh 24 gun (hip, who has offered toj carry his ambaffador and prefents, I was , in hopes would have relieved me from the t trtrly unpfeafant 'itnation I lind myf-if in. j Bound by the orders of my government on one hand, and viewing tiie lot* of property, 1 tnd flavery of our citizens on the other, brings me in a dilemma, that none can ex- j prefs but thofe who feel it. I now reply as I have verbally done, that I cannot ac cede to this deniand voluntarily. Your ( : ing experience of the government of thifc j regency leaves you a more cympatent judge ( .han I can poffibly can be, of the that would occur if the fhipunder my coni nand;did not proceed at. demanded. You ' tvill Ba pleafedto ftate your opinion fully, and make the requilition in behalf of the United States, for the compliance of laid demand.—Sir, I cannot help obferving the event of this day makes ntt: ponder on the words Independent United States. lam Sir, with great refpedt, Your moft obedient fervant, (Signed) Wm. BAINBRIDGE. ' Richard O'Brien, Efq. Conful General for the Uuited States. Sir, I have flated to you a narrative of fails relative to the Dey and Regency de manding per force, that the United States Ihip George Wafbington, under your com mand, (in thii port, and in the power of a faithlefs people) Ibould prodeed to Cpollan tinople with the ambaffador and prefents of this regency, and return to Algiers. 1 he coni'equence of a pofitive refufal would be—.war made immediately by this regen cy on the United States ; the Ihip under your command would be detained, and de tention and llavery would be the fate of yourfelf, officers, and crew ; the veflclr., property, and citizens of the United States would be captured, and condemned in this city of bondage ; the innocent would fuf ter not for the guilty, but for thof* that had no orders to a£t to prevent this cala mity ; but of two evils we will be obliged to take the lead, by accjuiefcirig to the forced demand. By, fir, proceeding with the fhip under your command to (vopftan- with the ambaffador and prefents of, Algiers, and returning, you will firft ex tricate you if' If, officers, crew, and fhip, and favt; th * peace of the Un ml States ; it is what all other nations at peace with this regency have done, at times, as a favor :to Algiers, and is what occalionally muft Ibe done by thofe that intend to keep their peace ; it is a cuflom ; and circumftanced as the United States are at prefent, in ar-j rears in debt, no fund.-;, no credit, and no) corfairs adjacent, there is no alternative, in my opinion, but to ar.quicfce ; and in fo doing, I am convinced you are, con fide ring all dilfttulties, acting for the belt, for the prefent interells of the United State*. I . (hall obferve to you, fir, that the United i States made their peace, in September 1795, i that the regency got impatient on account! of the cafh ftipulation not coming forward.' At this time Mr. Barlow and Donnaldfon thought proper, without orders toflipulate a 34 gun frigate, to preferve our affairs. The government of the United States ap "proved their conduct, and made good the > ftipulation. Atfhistime the United States had not paid the cafh for the peace, or had not fent forward the (lores (lipulated. It is true, of our citizens 100 were as yet in Algiers ; but the number is greater at pre-i fent in the power of a defpotic government I bound by no treaty or equity, dumb to rea fon, and fully determined to renounce his I friendfhip with the United States, if his demand was not complied with. Under til tliofe circumflances and evil# which ftionld happen in cafe of a pofitive refufal. jl do demand of you, fir, in the name, and ion behalf of the Unitjd States, that you will confider the purport of this lette/, and I think you will fee the necefiity oi-ucqui i eftn.g, lb tin tht* favour required of vol' by the Dey and regency of Algiers. Wjtnels niy hand and leal of office, at Algiers, this iO'.hdayof Oc tober, 1800. . I am very refpeclfully, Your nioftJtiumble fervant, (Signed) RICHARD O'BRIEN. Win. Bainbridge, com manderofthe U.S. George Wafhington, in the port of Algiers. A LIST of LETTERS . I I'emainiv.}' in the Post Officii Washington Citj, April 1, 1801. A Lieut. William Ajnory, Mrs. Eliza Ar thur, J'>hn Anderfon, Ilev. Michael Ar thur 2, Rev. David Auftin, Lieut. Addi l'on, B. Armlled, David Armour. B. John H. Barney 6, George Butler, A- Ujos Bird, Jofeph Boone 2, William Buth by, Capt. John Barney 2, Peregrine Boots, Benjamin P.etterton, Thomas Billingtou, Ignatius Boone, MelTrs. Burnett and Rig den, Eliflia Beall, Rev. John Bracken ridge, Commodore Barry, Wilfen Bryan Capt. Rofs Bird, Jonathan Bird, Zacheu Biggs, John Barrett 2, James Birth, James B-ntly, William Butler, William Bailey, Capt. S. Blackburn 2, Samuel Barron 3, Jofeph S. Belt, Joel Brown, William Brvne, John Brown, David Bril co, Mrs. J. Bath. DodV* Charles Br >wn, Wil'iam Bond, Patrick BrannefT, Marl Blair, Bela Badger, John Bogan, Mrs. Nancy Ballenger, Mr. Brown, John Buck ler, Doftor Bellfiove. C. Charles Cook 3, George Collard 2 Charles Campbell 4, William Clark, Bent Clark, Flora ('(inner, Meffrs. John Cator land Co. JohnCovle, John Conchy, Baron IV. Carnop, ( aptain Thomas Calvert 2, |George Cairies, Poet* Wafhington Craik, Michael Cooke, Robert Charles Slater, Barton Ennis, Henry CaUeu, John Chrif tian, Nicholas Coulon. I>. Mrs. Katharine Dexter 2, David Dob bin 2, Andrew Dexter, Chevalier Dr Yrujo, Patrick Dury, Mr. Dera Roge, James Dogherty, Jofeph Dennie, Samu 1 Davis, Samuel Dando, George Duck worth, Monf. Dularaque, Edward Day. Peter Dinnon, John Diew, Eliza Deinp fey, Lieut. Jofeph- S. Dwight, John IX fahunty, George Davis, William Davis, pelfy, William Duflles. E. E. Emmerfon, Lieut. Samuel Evans 2 Barton Ei'mis, Richard Elliot. F. Mrs. Sufannah Fou'k 2, Jcffe Frank ling, James Fbfter, Mrs. Jane Fulton J Mofes Fofter, Alhb'-l I. Feiiton, Mift Prudence and Polly Fuller, John Froft, Win. Foxton M'Carty Fitzhugh, Mrs. . Mary Fenwick, John Fulkerfon. William Given 2, Capt. Elijah Gil lenue iters, Capt. Ifaac Giron. T'noma: Grahm, Robert GUlelpie, John Covers, Philip Grymer 2, Rachel Grove, Thomas Griffith, Harj bah Goodwin, John Gar n r, Thomas L. Griffin, John Grant, Thomas G.ron, John M. Gantt, Francis Green. I ' ■ H. Dar.kl Ilaragan 3, Leonard Harbaugl 2, Lieut. Jffin Heilkeil, John Harris William Heth, William lieyl, Willianj Hamer, William H .1, Ceorge 1). Hand} 2, Jofeph Httftler, Lieut. James Houfe John Hollins, Lewis Haufe, John Heach itl, Patrick Hughes, Bicharti Hearding iTownfend W. Hunt, Jofhua Halving ; Henry Harlhman, Jam' s Hoban, Antho ny Hurtges, John Harris, Samuel Hodge jdon. 1. T. B. Johnfon, John Johnfon, Lieut. John Johnfon 5, Mrs. Mary Jones, Flen :ry Ingle, John Janey, Thouvas. Ingram, ' John Hboman, Rinaldo Johnlon, Wil -1 liam Tohqkin, Sftnuel Jackfon, Levi Job. K. 1 John Keene 2, John Kellen 3, James • Knott, John Karnes, Mary Kennaday, Conrad Kramer, John Kedgfce. L. James Lyon 4, Rev. Iho mas Lvell 3, ; Edward Langley, Lewis Leroy 2, Cap' llenry Ludington, Henry Lunt, Jofcrri 1 Lock wood, David Leech, John I/aw, Major Thomas Lewis, Wm. Lovel, George ' Lawrence 2, Evan Lewis, Williaru Lee, Capt. Limes,. Miojah Ixrwis, Elenor P. Lewis, Capt. James Eallwood,'John Lit tle. James Law, Robert Laing. M. Samuel M'K.<*e 5, Jacob' Mark 7, Phoinas Meredith 2, Samuel M'ln tire 2, Jan it I M'Neiil 4, Henry Miller 2', Jo s'epli Meckbn, Thomas Martin, Capt, ■vtants Morris, John Minor George Mercer, Mifs Abigal Monday, John Murray 3, Michael M'Farlan, Captaiu Hugh 'M'All, MithaT M'Kewan, El»e zanlcr M'Donald, John Mills, Thomas Miigg, Lewis Moiin, H. G. W. Miners, Walter M'lvvin, Notley Madox, Lieut, James W, Murdoch, John Marfhall. bla kfmith, Robert M'Munn, John James Maiihpl), Gideon Morris, Thomas Mit chain, John M'GifKn, Philip Mara, A lexander McDonald, James Mathers, John Mackellton. N. Francis 2, Sarah Norton, \ John Nir-:on, Thomas Niel, (Charles Ne vill, Jacob Nui i'er. O. John Oxlcy, John H. Ofwald, David Ogdsn 2, James O'Brien, Mifs M/ariai O'Connor, Harper Orrow, Robert Oliver, John Ogeer, Prefdy Obannon. P. Thomas 2, George Pixton 2, William Patter fan 2, Theodore Peters 2, Firce Fir eel 2, Jofinia Powell, IlVael Fierce, Benjamin Puterfon, F.nock Pel toil, John Paw ley, Lieut. P<-ters, John Price, James Pritchard, Richard Parrot, <Mia Pye, Thomas Pye, Benjamin Pear- Jbn, Benjamin Parks. R. Rind and Stewart 15, Jame« Rand .>, VaUn ine Reintzel, Robert M Pay, Tho mas Rhodes, Daniel Rine, James Reid, Conrad RedhetTer, Rutherford and Co. ' apt. George Reynolds, Mr. C. Houfldlon, James Robinfon, George Rowland 2, fames Riddle 4. s. - John Stewart 4, Richard Stanford, Ben-- jamin Stotber, Ifrael Smith, Mr. Sim mond, Wdli»»m S. Shaw, Jonas Stanberry, Capt. John Shaw, Dod. Jcdery D. Shan |y, Michael Shanks, Mils Ann Stuart, Henry Schnebly, M. de St. Hilaire, Peter Sybold, John Story, James W. Sloan. T. Commodore Truxton 11, Stephen Thoro 2, George W. Talbot 2, Prelly Thorn ton a, Margaret Twedy, William Tub man, John 1 aylor, William Thomas, James Tonkings, Cartwright Tippeit, Richard 1 bom as, Mrs. S. Tompkins. V. Monlieur Van Havre. W. Jofhua Ward 2, John M. White 3y John L. Willie 3, Thomas Watfon 2, John Willis, Hugh Wilfon, Thomas White, Joj'q)b Wheaton, Mr. Wictickus, Samuel Wliitnn, William Woodwaul, James Walker, Samuel WifTell, James Weftcot, John Wichel, William Whann, David Waterfon, Benjamin Wheeler, Gapt. Ell,ha O. Williams, Jofeph Wil on, Michael'Whealan, John [onesWal lo, Pat. White 2, Mrs. Walbertrh, Col. liiuel Ward, Francis White, William * Widerburn, Abel Wiley, James Welch, Steward Williams, William WorthirigtoSl* Y. William Young* m&tw 3 wm FOR SALE, THREE BRICK HOUSES, Oppolitc the Navy Office —They are three (lories high, with two parlours on the fir It floor. Immediate poflefiion may be given.. Enquire of William Dyer, either at the above-mentioned buildings, or at his houfe on 1 ftreet, north of the new War Office. April 17, 1801. tf. BUILDERS. ymiXIAM I.OVERING, of George-Town, % v and WiLLFAM DYER, of the City of Wafliington, having commenced partnerfhip in , the Architectural and Carpenter line of bufinefs, which they ?rc determined to carry oil with a/Ti duity, integrity and difpatch, hope for the pa tronage of their friends and the public. Having a number of the belt workmen now mployed, arc ready to execute any orders wfeieh i rhey are determined (hall be done iri th« beft workmen like manner for thofc who will pleafe. to favor them with Heir commands. Orders directed to W LOVERINO, Gay rcct near the Union Tavern, George 10-.vn, or to W. DYER, I Street, North of the new War Office, City of will be pumituilly i attended to. N. B Wm. LOVERING ha< lieen i:i the t pradice of drawing for and fbperinufudiflg great. part of the Buildings in the Cuy of Walhingtor and its Vicwyty. Wafhingtou, i. m tf.