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A'ev-York, May 4.
I Barry, who arrived at this ' a Sunday f >rri I -r.\, which ■he left on the Ith of March, ] informs us he rea I in trench ; a- St Madeira, that the Emperor -•eon }tad created Talleyrand .of Portugal. Marietta, April 27. We h received a communication stating that ii.rnaa Blatmerha; let! has been arrested and given bail I i appear at Chiilico.thc to am. indictment found against him in J.. --nuary last for a misde neanor. Judge Charlton', in the Superior Courl in Equity, Georgia, basis a writ of injunction to stay sales upon mtions, until tin; first day ol Sep tember, next—the complainant depo siting with the * Eh', whenrequireu to meet the day of sale, sufficient pro perty, the valuation of which to be a ained by the price at market, three months preceding the embargo The Madras Courier of December 16, contains a lengthy description «> a dreadful storm which has occasioned incalculable" injury along the coast. At Madras the canal forced its bonks and overflowed a great space of the country. A great number of lives were lost during its continuance, par ticularly among the natives, whose mud houses were, contiguous lo the shore. The inhabitants are reduced to general distress by this awful visi tation. The following extract from an English paper, fully describes the general sense ofth c fitofile. 1 EACE. A deputation left Eeedson Saturday morning for London, with ihe petition for peace. The signatui es to this pe tition exceed 28,000 the largest num ber ever signed to a similar document, in the West Hiding of Yorkshire. A petition for peace Is ii"W signing in Manchester, Sal ford and neighbor hood, and such has been the avidity with which it has been supported, that, from Thursday morning to Friday evening, upwards of 10.000 names wee subscribed : Another powerful proof of the feelings of the Working _lass at the present crisis. The most numerous public meeting ever held, perhaps, in the West Rid ing of Yorkshire look place last Tues day se'enight at Hud a rsfieltl. The object of the meeting was intake into consideration the propriety of peti tioning his majesty to take an early opportunity to terminate and distress occasioned by a long pro tracted war, and to seize the fit f&< vorable moment for reviving the reign vf peace. After reading the requisition the chairman recommended that a num ber of propositions, previously, should he read, ami the sense of the meeting should afterwards be taken on each. The propositions being read, previ ous lo their being put separately to the votes, the chairman wished that the tai question should be deter ed and said:—"Those who ate for peace, will signify the same by hold ing up their hands." In a moment, thousands of hands were raised, and the cheering cry of " Peace 1" spread Itself through the immense assemblage. On the con verse of this question being put, only one hand was held up, and ii was immediately explained to the meeting that the circumstance was entirely imputable to a misconception of the question. cral excellent resolutions were unanimously agreed to, the whole of which, we arc sorry we have uoi room for insertion ; the following are de serving of attention : « Thai the Eight of petition is the undoubted privilege of the Subjects of this realm, and that the King wears own by virtue of the same solemn compact by which this right is secur ed to his subjects; and therefore, wl oever attempts to control or oppose them, in the exercise of this right, is equally the enemy of the constitution, the King and the people. That should his Majesty be advised to reject the prayer of our petition, we will, from lime to time, exercise our constitu tional right of petitioning.*' Numerous and respectable meet bei n held at Thuriston and the Hingly at which similar reso lutions were passed. We Will not say, nor do we think that the moil to Who -c bands the ..Und id a ration of our public affairs is, at present entrusted, will ever make peace ; they and their party seem much more disposed to excite jealou sies and animosities both at home and | abroad, than to promote a spirit ol conciliation' ; but we are boh! to main tain, that before th i month .. (on the suppoidwi ihat the petition ing spirit is not suffered to droop) a hegociation for peace will, be set on , foot, and that such negociation will J terminate in peace, except, contrary '• to our expectations, the demands of | the enemy should be fdtlnd incompa tible with the security .utd essential interests of this country. (BY AUTHORITY.) AN ACT Supplemental to »' An act regulating the grants of land in the territory of Michigan.*' BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United ■States of America, in Cong'-e.ns assem bled. That every person claiming lands within that part oi'the Michigan territory to which the Indian title both been extinguished by virtue oft any legal grant made by the French j government prior to t.ic treaty of Pa .!- d" the te-ilh of Kebru ay, one thou sat ' seven hundred and sixty-three ; or of any legal grant made by the J3Mlish government subsequent to the said treaty, and prior to the treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain, of the third ofSepicm-j her, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three; or of the second section j of the act to which this act is a supplement, shall be allowed until j the first day of January next, to dcii- j ver to the register of the land office for the distiict of Detroit, a notice in writing, statin;; the nature and extent i of his claims, together with a plat or 1 plats of the tract or tracts claimed, ' and ifsuch person shall fail to deliver »ucll notice in writing, together with a plat of the tract claimed, all his right, so far as it may be derived from any act of Congress shall become void, and the coin . Esioners appointed for the purpose of ascertaining and de ciding the rights of person, claiming lands in the said district of Detroit, shall have the same pow. rs, and per form the duties in relation to the cEims, notices of which shall be thus filed as are provided by the act to which this act is a supple nent, in rela tion to the claims therein described, See. 2. And be it further enacted. That every person whose claim has been or shall be confirmed by the commissioners aforesaid, to a tract of land bordering on the river Detroit, and not exceeding in depth lorty ar pens. French measure, sin.ll be enti tled to a preference in becoming the purchaser of any vacant tract of land adjacent to, and back of his own tract, no exceeding forty arpens, Ereiu h measure, in depth, nor in quantity of land that which is contained in his own tract, at the same pi ice, and on j the same terms and conditions as are i provided by liw for the other public | lands in ihe said district. And the j surveyor general snail be, and he is | hereby authorized, us soon as may \ be, to cause to be survey cd, the tracts I claimed by virtue of this section, and in all casta, where, by reason of bends in the stun river, and of adjacent prior or pre-emption claims, each claimant ! cannot obtain a tract ejuui in quantity j atij.ua ,i tract already owned by hi n, to divide tne .vacant land, ap p lie able to that object*' between tne several claimants, in such manner as j to him will appear most equitable. And every person entitled to the be in lit of this section, shad on or before the first day of January next, deliver to the register of the land office for the district of Detroit, a notice in writing, stating the situation and ex tent of the tract ol land ne wisties to purchase, and deposit at the same time one-twentieth part of the pur chase money ; and snail also, within three montns after ihe return of the i v to the office of the said regis- i ter (>rcmuce to hi n a receipt bom I tne receiver pi punlic money for tne said district? for one-fourth |>ar. of tne purchase money. itid it any such person nhai. lai. io dea.er such notice, aid make Sticn deposit and payment, at the times above mentioned, his right of pre-emption shall cease and be come void. Sec. 3« And be it further enacted, Thai every person, who, being the of a fa'"iiy, did prior lo the it) sixth ol Match one thousand eigh' lumd.ed and lour, and doth at thi time ot the passage «1 Inis act, inhabit and cultivate a tract ot laud in | the territory of Michigan, not -claim- i ed b virtue of a iegai Ere,.en or Bri tish gran , or by the second section of the act to wiiicii this act is a supple ment, shail be entitled to a preference in becoming the purchaser from the United States ol Mien traci ot End j not exceeding one section, at the price at which the other public lands in ihe said territory are directed io be soiu; and payment may be made therefor in the same manner, and unclei the . conditions, as ne provided by for such other public lands* And < very person entitled 10 the benefit ot i this section, snaii ior before'the first day oi January next deliver to re ■rof the lai. . ouice for tfi_ uistli'Vt aforesaid, a notice in writing ol tne situation and extent oi tne tract ofj land he wishes to purchase. The | commissioners aforesaid are hereby '! authorised to c: c and decide the claims of every person claiming the benefit of this section, and when >er it shall appear to them that Pie cl lirtl ant is entitled to a right of pre-." 1 p tion, they shall give a certificate there id', directed to the'register of the land office* which certificate, together with a receipt from the receiver of public money, of at least one-fourth pari of the purchase money, siu.il, on or before the first day of January next, be produced by the claimant, to the register of Ute land office forthe said district. And if any person shall fail to deliver such notice in writing, or produce such certiticaie and receipt .within the times above mentioned, his right of pre-emption shall cease and become void. See. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the second sec ion |of the act to which this act is a stip ' pie ment, as provides that not more • than one tract or parcel of land shall be granted to any one person, shall be, and the same is hereby repeai j cd Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, j That the lands to which the Indian \ title has been extinguished, by the ) treaty made at Detroit, on the scven j teenth of November, one thousand i eight hundred and seven, shall be at j tached to and made a part of the district !of Detroit, and be offered for sale at j that place under the same exceptions I and regulations, at tiie same price, and on the same terms, as other lands lying in that district. J. B. VARNUM, Speaker of the House of Representatives. S. SMITH, President oj the Senate pro tempore. April 25, 1808. Approved, TEI: .'EFFERSON. A A ACT, Making a further appropriation for t-ompleafing Eight street cast. .13 E it enacted by the First ana Se cond Chambers of the City Council of Washington, That for compleating Eight Street, east, from M Street, south, to the Pennsylvania Avenue, further sum of one hundred and fifty ■ liars be, and the same is here by appropriated, to be laid out under the direction of the Mayor and City Commissioners. FRED. MAY, President of the Ti st Chamber. CII AXLES MINUTE, I . President of the Second Chamber. | Approved—April 29th, 1808. Robert Brent, Mayor A A ACT, . Authorizing the City Commissioners to to permit excavations and fitting up i of streets.. JLJE it enacted by the First and Se i cond Chambers of the City Council of Washington, That the City Commis : sioners each in his ward be, and they j are hereby authorised to permit mdi I vMuais to make excavations, remove j the earth to or Irom streets, when in I his judgment it shah be an improve- ' ment to the same, any former law to the contrary notwithstanding. FRET). MAY, President of the First Chamber. CHARLES MINIFIE, President of the Second Chamber. Approved—April 29th, 1808. Robert Buent, Mayor. ""NO . iCc. The Pre-1 eftt a Directors of thi I Washington Bridge Company will re j cetv, steal* pr p sals a- St tie's Hotel on Frhir.y th> 13th inst, for the deli I y-ry of 'lie win E or any pa l of thi foi ! lowing Bill of SCAN FLING : F c-t u..-g. inch. Inch. 140 Piles 36 11 by 14 140 40 11 14 280 18 11 U 200 40 11 14 I 60 38 12 12 I 15 Caps '27 IS 13 ! 190 ' 37 IS 13 ! 190 Mud SillaSr 10 12 I 3ko Braces 25 7 9 \ 38Q 20 9 9 I 00 String rs 52 8 16 i 1540 27 S 1.5 170.000 Superficial feet of fro- in. ' Plank, white pi >«S nr vnV< heart of yel I low pine, each plank 18 feet loti^;. Tne aft. c m trials, except the | ' phi. k, must be of the bVst heart, ll ird, j jvi How pin- , or of 'he b-st white oak, : '. fr c <>f s.n. The proposals to estimate iy the cubir footi Written Proposals will be received at the s me tittle for the Iron work, (-.i- C -rpent.-rs mi,'. L b>r-rs. Prop.. sds .nay b- h nuh (1 in before the day ilvvr nrt .-.ti aa I th Pr sih-nt. DKEIEECAUUOEE, ' Dn .Pre.. i A B. .til ih' ah for timb r to be sauar. d and delivertd imm diOtely. 4 - .» l:V ■ "* TAKE S"0 .CE. 2, RAY hi) •'• in h:. on t the J . v-f Waiting' n, li_,.u GREY HORSE, 11. is in very ko'U ■ nh-.-, an ' ni'- la'eE been trinim d about h's tect. Whoever wi I r turn hm I • u-'scii rr shall nc i * htn Isome compen- ti of"" tin ir troub c. CHARLES H \ DEN, I Capitol HiH, \a a hlogt_n City, May 8. $t WASHINGTON CITY. MO A DAY, MAY 9. WASHLYG TO A COMMERCIAL CO MP A A Y. THE Commissioners ofihe " Wash ington Commercial Company," request a meeting of the Stockhold ers at Stetie's Hotel, on Monday the 1(i ti inst. for ihe purpose, of electing Twelve directors, agreeably to the constitution, to be kept open from 12 till 6 o'clock, P.M. A larch 6— 3t The President of the United States left the city on Friday on a short visit to Monticello. The following fists of characters recommended for Directors of the Commercial Company have been com municated for insertion. Samuel N. Small wood, George Blagden, John M'Gowan, Joseph Stretch, James Castin, John David son, James S. Stephenson, Samuel IE Smith, James D. Barry, Alexan der Kerr, Griffith Coombe, Henry Ingle. Thomas Tingey, James Cassin, James S. Stephenson, Geor.e Blag den, Adam Lindsay, Buller Cocke, James D. Barry, Henry Ing.c, John P. Van Ness, John M'Gowan, Joseph , Stretch, James M'Cormick. Thomas Tingey, Jan.es Cassin, j James S. Stephenson, Samuel 11. ' S niih, Joseph Stretch, James M'Cor nuek, I homas Young, William Prout, John M'Gowan, James D. Barry, Adam Lindsay, Peter Miller. Thomas Tingey, John P. Van Ness, James D. Barry, James Hoban, Peter tiller, John M'Gowan, Adam Lind say, Richard Forrest, Buller Cocke, Peter Lenox, William Prout, Micha el Nourse, Thomas C. Wright, Geo. Blagden, Thomas Munroe, Matthew, VVrigh , Charles Goidsborough, Wm. Brent, Andrew Way. SPIRIT OF IT-IE TIMES. State or Vermont. General Assembly, Aov. 9, 1807. Whereas it becomes the interest of the good people of this and the United States, as far as possible to encourage domestic manufactures, and more es pecially when the peace of this coun- . try is threatened by the nation with ' whom we have the greatest commer cial intercourse ; and whereas the most ready method of introducing such manufactures will be to tide's proper measures to make them fashi- i onabie—Therefore, Resolved, The Governor and Coun 6il concurring herein, that it be re commended to the Governor, mem bers of the Council and House of Re presenta'ives, to appear at the next session of the Legislature, cloathed in the manufactures of this or some of the United States. «_»■>-> -t-i LETTER Of Messrs. Monroe and Pinckney to Mr. Madison, accompanying the treaty concluded on the 3\st of De cember, 1806. LovnoN, Jan. 3, 1807. (Continued. ) The only mode in which it could be supposed to be possible that this tin-, pleasant distinction could be removed, | was by applying to the subject the rule of the most favored nation. Great Britain was not likely in her ! present situation, to stipulate against all export duties, or even to agree to a maximum. Neither was she likely }by considering the actual duties, as | originally & even now convoy duties i and therefore in their principle appv.- I cable only to ihe navigation which her | convoys protect, to relieve iron) them I wholly or in part such merchandize • as should be carried to our country in American vessels, and leave them to oppress her own tonnage : thus offer* -1 ing a bounty in favor of American j ships against her own. The rule of l the most favored nation was therefore i finally suggested with a hope that it would meet with no objection. It was however persevcringly opposed. We were told that the single effect of such an arrangement would be lot compel Great Britain to raise tin port duties against other countries, not ;to reduce them as to us, and that this would be of no advantage to the Unit ed States, but might be a serious em barrassment to G.eat Britain. It was urged on our part that if Great Britain could not give up entirely the excess of export duty now paid by us, it did not follow that it might not be fairly distributed among the consumers of her merchandize in every part of the world, so as still to produce the same revenue with more regard to justice ; that a* her best customers, we had a rigtit to be placed upon at least en. equal footing with other nations, md to complain if we were rather dis tinguished by the peculiar which she undertook to impose upou us ; that the discrimination i upon the notion that the duty had re ference to convoy was a fallacy, since part of the discrimination was perma nent and of course a peace As well as* a war duty, since we who paid the duty derived no benefit from the con voy which was professed lo be the consideration of it, and since the pro tection of their own trade in thcEown 11 n igaiion being a general ai al concern, there was no sound reason why the relative expense of particu lar convoys should ] - gesi the relative me isur< of the du des, which were to supply the means ot affording thent. They replied to the idea of distributing the amount of tne discrimination among all the con sumers of their nietchaniiize by re ferring us to ihe present sta'e oi Eu rope. They reminded us that their own colonies in America paid the same export duty that was paid by us, and repeated thai as it was only the discrimination between the U. Stales and Europe, of which we could not demand to have any part of the duty against which we have any right to complain withdrawn from us, and we coulu gain nothing by forcing this country to add to the burthens of o thers already ovcrwhelnud and im poverished by the calamities of war. We were obliged though very reluc tantly to abandon this object. The sixth ar icle relates to die commerce with the W. Indies, which it was found impossible to arrange in a satisfactory manner. There were many serious obstacles to an agree ment on this point, some of which seemed lo be peculiarly applicable lo the present time. The British \> est India merchants had, at an early stage, represented that by the trade which our citizens enjoyed with the colo nies of their enemies, we had so com pletely stocked the markets of the continent with West-lluiia produc tions, as to shut those markets on them. They had remonstrated ear nestly against any arrangement of that point, which should sanction, in any degree, our trade with those, co lonies. This question had taken deep hoid of the mint sofa great proportion of mis community, among whom may be classed, not those in the me-can tile only, who were immediately en gaged in the trade, but the whole commercial interest, and many in other circles of great consideration in the country. Of this fact sufficient proof was furnished by the debate which look place in the Est session of parliament, on the bill for regulating the intercourse between the Eaiited States and the West Indies. ihe British comnii.sioners seemed to have taken from that debate, more especially from the support which, their opponents apparently received from the public, a very strong admo nition not to touch tin- subject by trea ty at this time. They were appre hensive Unit any regulation ot this trade, however fair E might be, which should accompany their sanction of that with ihe colonies of their ene mies, would produce tiie worst effect. with all parties, and endanger any treaty which might be formed. They were therelore desirous of postpon ing the subject for the present ; to which we agreed. In the stipulation whitn provides for the postponement} we have, as you wi.l perceive, in con formity with our instructions, reset v ed the right to our government to counteract any regulations by which the British government may exclude us horn a fair participation in that commerce. While the v. ar lasts we shall enjoy it in a certain degree by the consent of the British govern ment, by necessity. And the reser vation cannot fail to be considered by it as a powerful weapon of d_ fence, lo be used, when occasion calls for it. It most be seen that it win be impossible for the Congress to pronibit an inter course between the United States and the West Indies in British vessels, without producing a very serious ef fect on their whole navigation and commercial interests. We flatter ourselves therefore., that if may be found practicable, and perhaps net iiiihcui. to ai range this business h after, to the satisfaction of both coun tries. The seventh article relates to the appointment of consuls by each parly :in the territories and ports of tlie oiher. It was taken from the treaty of 1794. (Letter to be continued.) H.\ ,>v. -a-, i i>y |;e ;;. ■. t; 'ol p PSOnH s,, . cl •i r s, I maM j-fi ii t - will pros chi s the !■•• dirvCts, .11 ■) tsons '■ c j; a E■£ in thai > ■.> in ftt d ir o in., ing within ! with - g r gun GEO. CALVERT. May 9, 1808. Si