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rations r, n to half pay J that a provision may be made for widows and orphans, similar to that now made for those ofthe officers of the army ; that compensation to masters com mandant and midshipmen, be in' ed—Referred to a select committee. Mr. Basset called for the ord-cr of ( day on the bill concerning public j ( ontracts—Negatived, ayes 27. Mr. Cook —same motion on the bill ' for extinguishing debts due from the; On motion of Iktt'. Ac-rvton the: K< rise took up for consideration the j report of the committee ofthe whole] on the bill supplementary to the em bargo 1 The question having been put on ! an atnertdmenf lo the, 2d sect, as fol lows : I d in this • rretari/ of, aire a bond for boats under five tons', if in his opinion there ■nt necessity for t the same. I It was amended on motion of Mr. tiacon by ■ out the words in italic, and the following: Pro vided, however that the Secretary of ■ d he is hereby au ized to dispense with the require ' of any such bond. A motion was made by Mr. G out the word five in the amendment, and insert ten—Ncgativ aves 2". ■. D. R. Williams in some obscr o shew the hardship of the ely required by this all boats under five should give bond or not, at discre tion of the Secretary ofthe Treasury, ;h he was not here when the embargo law pas if he had been, he should have voted against il, conceiving it a pre mature measure ; but now it wasim ■d, now the nation had liftct' its 1, he thought it proper to support He said this much, Icit it should ■ b ■ 9 hat lie had a disposition ' to loosen the gripe of the embargo ; lie would hold on it till death, or till ' it should he ascertained whether or not it would answer the intended pur- There, could not be a man in i louse but who was determined ■Id on to the embargo as a nali isure, but it could not be ex pected that the nation would submit to it- if they imposed such extreme and harrassing regulations as to prevent any boat from st.iling from a planta tion to market, Bee. without giving lend. Mr. W. then made some for cible remarks to shew the peculi tuatioh ofthe South Carolina planter af, some-of whose boats can ied 600 bales of cotton, and could not sail to Charleston with produce, th • ~h on ly a few miles, withoul md. Mr. Taylor replied to the goatle i, his colleague, just sal down. In t lie course of his observations he re marked that in South Carol. single hour he could, by n contract with planters, den vessel in' waters deep ci to re celve a vessel of 500 tons bin I a complete freight. Their canal or bay boats might be manned and ; ed altogether by black people, a.c.l eyed down the bay to a vessel ty ing far out of the reach of custom house officers, without the knowledge nf any person who could be introduced as evidence in a court of justice ; Thus, in a very short lime could 10 or 15,000 bags of cotton be expi As to the provision itself Mr. T. be d that their constituents would not murmur at the provisions intend ed to render the embargo more ef- Jectual ; they would not strain at the nat when they had swallowed the ca mel. Mr. J. Clay read an amendment which would he found to do away all objection and answer the ideas of all gentlemen, which he would propose if the present amendment were re-; jected. Mr. D. R. Wiliiams avowed his I concurrence with the amendment , which the gentleman had read, as it I would remoye his objections. Mr. Trou/ifm some remarks in fa- ' vor ofa restriction, obsi rved that he ; had always thought the measure of the embargo was the heel for our si-. •uld have been devised, j had no doubt that if that measure hdd been followed up by a pertinent. it) of defence, it would have pro* I an honorable peace even by Id til (>. I'or the. same reason he d the embargo to he rendered tu'al. If the bill were pa without some restriction ofthe kind, Savannah would be made the depot stern and middle states, and c produce would be conveyed in to St. Angus' ii Mr. Newton, in the course of some ebservations on the amendnie.nl, oh d as to the general measure of embargo, he had always considered that it would be of advantage to the ' U. S. in which opinion he had been ; further confirmed by the file British ' and French decrees. Mr. N. also ac- ' i nflment read by Mr. J. Clay. I The Iment was negatived ; by a i ble majority; and Mr. '• Clay" to without a division. ' A motion was made by Mr. Cook i to recommit the bill to a committee 3 of the whole, and negatived—Ayes , 32. A motion made by Mr. Dttrcll to . adjourn was negatived, 52 to 27. Mr. Milttor as he said he was una ble after the various and contradictory f amendments, which had taken place, .' to say what the bill was, moved to I postpone the farther consideration of \ the bill till Tuesday next, that it »'j might be printed as amended—Nega j tived, Ayes 19. .j Several amendments were offered 5' to the fifth section for the purpose of . , I lessening the burthen of the oath re- I quired.of the fishermen, and ncgaiiv j ed by large majorities. J Mr. Huron moved that the hill be recommitted to the committee of . Commerce and Manufactures. /• Mr. Alston said when the bill was .I on its third reading, it might be re* t committed if good reason could then ~ be shewn. 'j M;\ Qtiwey protested against this i dation without liitclli | genre ; he had listened wulh attention >uld not not precisely comprehend j r the whole extent of the operations of , the hid. Mr. Alston in reply observed that the gentleman had so often pro: inst this mode of legislation, and he , had seen it had so little effect on the [ nation or the House that he was sur prised he should persist in it. Mr. Gordenier in a speech of some . length,'' deprecated this measure, as . well as the original embargo law, a , mon«r many other observations de claring that the House, Jed on by an invisible hand, was taking part with l the Gallic conqueror. Mr. Bacon immediately withdrew , his motion, lest he should be consvder ■ cd as corresponding in sentiment with the gentleman who haujust spoken. Me. D. R. Williams renewed the motion ; and gave reasons in favor of , it as also did Mr. Dana. I Mr. Rhea moved that the House ad journ.—Negatived 55 to 25. j : Mr. Livermore advocated the re commitment. Mr. J. Alantgomery, after stating that a serious chai ge against the character of tlr House, heretofore rung tho' the Newspapers, had been again repealed by the gentleman from N. Y. (Mr. Gardenicr) which required a pointed ■ refutation ; and afterobscrvingthatthc * gentleman should be permitted to substantiate his assertion, in the event oi failing to do Which some other ' course might be taken with him, moved to adjourn. Carried, 53t0 23. [A sketch ofthe Debate on Mr. Ua ' con's motion for recommitment herc '■•l " i WASHINGTON CITY. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22. JLxtract of a letter front Mr. Lear to Mr. Gavino, dated Algiers, No vember 2 '• On the 18th of October, a frigate of this place, sailed on a cruize, having mal i he certificates of myself and the other consuls, which had been renewed the day previous to her sail ing. On the 28lh tilt, arrived here a , the Violet, of Boston, James Merrick, master, from Oporto, hound to Leghorn, which bad been captured by the aforesaid frigate off Minorca, on the 25th ult. and sent in here ; The captain, mate and two of the crew came in tiie brig, with 9 Algc rin'es, and three ofthe crew were de tained en board the frigate. " Upon enquiring into the cause of thi:- capture, I was informed that or ders h id been given to the frigate on | her sailing, to take Swedish, Danish and American vessels, on account ofthe annuities which were due fiom those nations to ihe Regency, and to take also Imperials and Russians as : enemies. j " I claimed the brig, as I had be* | fore offered to pay the one annuity due from us in cash, and had received ;no notice of their intention to make j captures (and the other consuls were norant of il) but was told I that she Could not be given up until the one annuity should arrive in stores ding to treaty. She remains in ! the port in charge ofthe captain and ' his crew. The captain says he was treated very well, and no pillage or ■ violence offered to his people or ves sel. " Capt. Merrick informs me that a sch r. belonging to \. York was cap tured at the same time, and that he parted with her only the day before he came in here ; the had weather since has pri vented her arrival. She was from IScllc Isle with a cargo of fish, bound to Leghorn. " I have done every thing in this business which is proper on my part, with firmness and decision ; and I have reason to suppose that they re gret their conduct very much. I shall wait the arrival of the schooner before 1 take any further steps. In the mean lime I have assured the go vernment here that this will be consi .; n act of hostility, and h will bt; retaliated on their ves sels by any of our ships of war which may meet wiihtliem, when it shall he ances that this was not done as an act of hostility, and requested that no thing more might take place until the matter could be adjusted. I shall, a% I said before, let it rest until the arrival of the schooner; and in the mean time have seized this occa l sion to give you this notice to warn our vessels from coming into this sea until further advice ; and to request you to forward a copy of this to the Sccretury of State (to whom I have 1 not time to write the details at present) and to such other quarters as may be necessary, to warn our vessels against the evil. j " There are now at sea from this ' place ihree frigates, two large xebecs iof 36 and 22 guns, and two small corsairs of two guns each. The war with Tunis' is not yet finished, but seems to be suspended by the return of the troops to. this place. They talk however of renewing it alter Ramadam, winch has commenced this day." Extract of a letter from Mr. Lear to ' Mr. Gavino, dated Algiers, Decem ber 16. ! " Referring to the inclosed tlupli- . cate of what I had the pleasure of writing to you on the 2d ultimo, as ; well as to the circular which I have addressed to our consuls in the Medi terranean, I have only to add that during the fast of Ramadam, no one could have access to the Dey unless ' on business of the first importance lo himself, and that at tlic end of that ceremony I was attacked by a violent inflammatory fever which confined me to my bed till the day before yester day . " This day I had an audience of the ! Dey, and after discussing the business | respecting these vessels, he agreed to receive the annuities due him, in cash, and liberated the vessels which will sail to-morrow to their respective des tinations. The people on board them have received no molestation here, nor the vessels or cargoes the least damage, of the schooner we have yet heard nothing, ihree seamen belong ing to her who were brought here; in the frigate have gone on board the Eagle, Capl. Shaler." JOHN DICKENSON, another of our revolutionary patriots, has paid the debt of nature, at a good old age, St full i of glory. The various high stations fill ed by him, and the patriotic duties he i discharged, are fresh in the minds of his countrymen. Few men have ever lived that possessed more strength of I judgment, miscellaneous knowledge, J and cultivation of taste. These high attainments were tempered by an ele gance of manners, an habitual elo quence, and a benignity that made him ' the delight as well as the ornament of society. The infirmities of declining years long since detached him from the busy scenes of life. But in re tirement his patriotism felt no abate ment. The welfare of his country remained uppermost in his thoughts ; and he was as ready, as any of her sons, to make any sacrifice called for by her violated honor. Having viewed men and all their w r ays with a penetrating eye, he unequivocally avowed his pre ference for a republican government, and, as far as his voice went, invaria bly upheld republican men and mea sures. The existing administration, of. course, commanded his constant respect and affection. Over the ashes of such a man we may weep without the indulgence of immoderate grief. Having passed a long and illustrious life, he has left a name, which will, in future times, be often invoked on the side of principle and virtue. i The inhabitants of Lexington, Ken tucky, have given a Dinner to Mkhi- WK/i'HEit Lkw is, in testimony of their regard and respect for him. We have not room to insert the toasts drank on ' the occasion. The Military Court of Inquiry has, : we understand, during the last week, j had several meetings, at which seve ral witnesses, adduced by General ' Wilkinson, have been examined. At St. Croix, flour is 16 dollars,' beef 13 dollars, and pork 26 dollars a < barrel. A file of London papers to the 17lh < of December has been received at ] New York, by which it appears that I the Dutch government has passed a, i decree prohibiting the future negocia- ' tion of all bills drawn by or on any of' ( the subjects of Great Britain ; and or dering such other restrictions as go to the effectual interdiction of all com mercial intercourse, betwecen that I country and Holland. j ! A London date of the 16th says— ■ " A vessel arrived yesterday from ' Mcmel, after a very short passage. '• She brought no intelligence, except I some melancholy accounts ofthe ef- ' bets of a scarcity, which, it is said. I has Income general, and is severely '< felt in every part of the Prussian do- J minions." Lancaster, February 16. i On Wednesday last, the following it passed in the House of Representa tives, 41 to 37 :— Resolved, Ry the Senate and House of Representatives of the common- Wealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, 'That the Senators representing this state in the Con; of the United States, be hereby in structed, and that the Representatives from this stale in! he Congress afore said, be hereby requested, to endeavor to have the lonstitulion ofthe United States so amended, as that the judges of the courts thereof shall bold their offices for a term of years; that they ! shall be rtynoved by the President of the United States on an address of the majority of the members present of the Senate, and House of Representa tives ofthe United States in Cone assembled ; and that, on all trials of impcachmc.it, for high crimes k mis demeanors, a majority of the S< shall be competent to a conviction. ! From the Charleston City Ga February 9. A report was current yesterday in this city, ofthe death ofthe Kin ! England, said to have been brought by captain Mandells of the brig Sea- Ilorsc, which left Ramsgate on the 2 ltb of December ; who states, that a gentleman arrived that day at Rnnis gate, from London, who informed, that when he loft the city, the bell of St. Paul's church was tolling; 1 which circumstance, it is said, does not take place but on the death of some of the royal family ; and as the King had some clays before, been stat ed to be indiposed, it was concluded that he had tlicd. London papers of ! the 15th and 16th, make no mention !of his sickness ; but, on the contrary, state that he transacted business on the 14th, with the Duke of York. TRANSLATED FOR THE AMERICAN. NAPOLEON, by the grace of God, and by the Constitution, Emperor of the French, King of Italy and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine— Considering the dispositions de creed by the British government, j dated the 14th Nov. last past, which ! subject the vessels of friendly neutral nations, and also the allies of England not only to the visit of English crui i zers, but even to a particular station in England, and to an arbitrary impo i sition of a certain per centum on their cargoes to be established by the Eng lish Legislature : Considering that by this act, the j English government hath, deprived of j their distinctive national quality (de nazionalizzato) the vessels of all the na tions of Europe; that it is not in the ' power of any government, to suffer an ; infringement of its independence and rights—all the sovereigns of Europe being conjointly guarantees of the sovereignty and independence of their flags ; that if by an inexcusable weak-! ness, which would be an indelible stain in the eyes of posterity, such ty ranny were permitted to become a principle and consecrated by use, the English would from thence deduce a claim to establish it into a right, as they have already profited by the tole ration of governments, to establish the infante-us principle, that the flag dm s not cover merchandize) and to give to their right of blockade an extension arbitrary and derogatory to the sove reignty of every state : We have de creed, and do decree as follows : Article I. Every vessel, to what soever nation it may belong, which shall have suffered the visit of an English vessel, or shall have submit ted to a voyage to England, or shall have paid any duty whatever to the English government, is, for that rea son alone, declared to be deprived of her distinctive national quality, has lost the guarantee of her flag, and has become English property. 11. The above mentioned vessels thus deprived of their national dis tinction by the arbitrary measures of the English government, are declared to be good and lawful prizes, as well in j case they enter our ports, or those. ' of our allies, as also in case they fall in the power of our vessels of war or . privateers. 111. The British islands are de clared to be in a slate of blockade as j well by sea as by land. Every ves selof whatsoever nation or whatso ever be her cargo, coming from the , porta of England or from English co-, lonics, is a good prize, as contraven ing the present decree. They shall be captured by our vessels of war, or by our privateers and shall be ad- \ udged to the captor*. \\. These measures, which are | hut a just reciprocity for the barha- j rous system adopted by the English j government, which assimilates its le-; gislation to that of Algiers, shall j ■to have their effect with re spect to all those nations, which may succeed in compelling the British go- j vcrnment to respect their Hag. They shall continue to he in force during j all such time, as this government shall fail to return to the principles of the I ■of war, which govern the rela- j tions of civilized nations in a state pf' war. The dispositions ofthe present de- j shall be abrogated and null in j ment shall hive return.;! to t principles of the la wof nations, wide are equally the principles of justice and honor. V. All tli- ministers are charged with the execution ofthe present dc which shall be published, and inserted in the bulletin Ofthe laws. Given from our royal palace of Mi lan, the 17th day of December, 1 U 0 *" NAPOLEON. By the Emperor and King. The Minister A. ALDINI. P t RTH NIG lIT BALI, w». Thkuk Will be a Subscription on B • vern. Tickets for gentleman to be had at the Bar. John ■'.-' U . i. H Win. Ste-ieart, *. J. K. SmitJi, 't /:. S. il. February ' liißHi NiClil RALL. ' Tiikrk wi I ! ■ n Bdi cm will I. - s.'ut nut, th" Lee nd the City • iiviti tl, Ticket* for }£ the bar. February 17, CITY i In cons Ball, the f mill be fios r ■ /toned to Thursday iht 3d OJ A.-arch next, the Managers. Feb P, l ii it tOMAI oMth'U Ih; Appqintkd under the act<of.the Coa* press of Ihi United Slates, '« AothoiiH inp; tbe EftEcTiov of a BRIDGE over Hi',■ luviiu Potomac, within District of Columbia*' to receive Sub* sceipiioHS iie en cm., the si me, hereby give notice that thi I ro>.-x:p. tion, will be opened at Sicllt'a Hotel In the city ef VV >'■ n the 1 t Monday in April r,x.y.<, at 12 o'i at noon, and enviMi.'cpii unril 3 I POIUKT I.RKXT, Danikl Caufoll, i i Duddißgton, '1 HOSIAS IN; UMROE, UXSS D I'-VKHY, I Fb i'.heii icx May, Sa'muki. II mmit:i, Jona:i Thompson, athan bwfPT, ■ l !.l., CuTin kut hew i,: l, Eli sua Jaxkj<.y, CIiARLkS Ai-KXAM): The act of Cbngn -vises the Suscription of Two Ihousaud Shares,, and requires the piym< at of Ten dol lars on each share at the tire scription. Tlic r- i.hi Instalments of Tt*n dollars at ' P'.IW 'ilrlll fix BY \i! v nf a pow. rul attorney to me Riven by George N. Thi I will ofler for sde, on 'I u>isday Bth fiay of March next, if fair, and il the first fair day thereafter, Bridge across the V. .Mem Branch, audi on the south side • f the Bridge, I NEGRO MEN, for oashs These Ke groes are young and healthy, and of them is an excellent carpenter. RICHARD B. GARDINER. Fcbrutire 22— t8Mh is to tito Notice, tlii A Subscriber hath obtained from tin: Orphans Court of Prince (Aeorge'a county, in the state of Maryl.m . ofadministration on the estate of Chat-lea H nh;es, late i f seid .. oun'y, de rt. All those having chums a g dust tbe. said i -•"• are hereby v. Ed to exhibit them en cr before I*l h August in Xl, with the voucher's tin r t.f f to the si> scrlber, in Upper Marliiov • otherwise they may l-y law be excluded from all benefit i>f said c t .tt. All those whoureinrh bled to the s .'ul • s» t..te are hereby notified that suits wilt be instituted withcut respect to pel - sons, if iin ait di Ate payments are r.et made. ALEXANDER IL BOTETER, Adihr. '22—w6t LTC No'l iCfc Is hen by given to ail persons whe/ have any di in.mds against Peter Ft»or* his an insolvent debtor, that the sub scriber, assignee ofthe said Peter, will attend at lin House of J din B-iird, inn keeper, in the town of Hackensack, on Mouihiy tbii Ist day of Au ust ne:i 10 o'clock in tiie foyeiM >n, fnt the par. of examining and Hscertainhig debt; due from die said Peter to St.. hiscr. ditors t'b shall then and there at it ihelr demands. The ■ii.i r will also attend at the place n Thursday the l«t day of September next at 10 o'clock i-i fuel" op., i r tbe purpose of bYbls ■-v, of f.U - ftiOi cy ;is shall then have comu to IT .> hands, ot 'I;-■(-Mate ofthe a id Peter, of which those concerned wul please to take netic. . WILLIAM A. DE PEYSTER. Hack nsack N.J. F< b. 10lb, 1&U8. FRESH RAISIXS, TEA/>\ I Now landing from on b em! the schooner Citizen, Capt. Sturgta from New York, an.l for si le by W. ijf C. SMITH. 50 boxes fr-sh Musctel raidn.-, 30 cherts choice by .on, young hyson, hyson skin and imperial tt is, 10 quarter casks Lisbon win,', II boxes Prussian fig blue. Also just received, 10 puncheons well flavored Aiitijpiu rum, 10 pipes cogolac brandy, 4th proof, and a smill supply of excellent nutmegs.