when uttetrlployed may receive their
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
The question having been put on !
an atnertdmenf lo the, 2d sect, as fol
lows : I d in this •
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
■. 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
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-;
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
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
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
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22.
JLxtract of a letter front Mr. Lear
to Mr. Gavino, dated Algiers, No
'• 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
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
" 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
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
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
" 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
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 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 <
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
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
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
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 .
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'
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
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 *"
By the Emperor and King.
P t RTH NIG lIT BALI,
Thkuk Will be a Subscription
on B •
Tickets for gentleman to be had
at the Bar.
U . i. H
Win. Ste-ieart, *.
J. K. SmitJi, 't
' liißHi NiClil RALL. '
Tiikrk wi I ! ■ n Bdi cm
I. - s.'ut nut, th" Lee nd the
City • iiviti tl,
Ticket* for }£ the
Ball, the f mill be fios r ■
/toned to Thursday iht 3d OJ A.-arch
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
i i Duddißgton,
'1 HOSIAS IN; UMROE,
UXSS D I'-VKHY,
I Fb i'.heii icx May,
Sa'muki. II mmit:i,
■ l !.l.,
CuTin kut hew i,: l,
Eli sua Jaxkj<.y,
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
ALEXANDER IL BOTETER, Adihr.
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
10 pipes cogolac brandy, 4th proof, and
a smill supply of excellent
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