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tbev hud colonial produce: 1Wx'cft tf*cJ 0f British Islands, and that they K->tisP1^' cn by ‘ British vessels ?v Are IBJ evCtpt bv the Berlin and Milan Wk* cr,;ne(Vc k.»U they arc not.-They did ;1W municipal part of the decrees, rverc taken on the high s'as. ■:t-aie ' ;t m„v be said that the Courts u'c" in September, 1811, did not B"S vi the"Emperor had repealed his de Ht.‘tve shall, gentlemen, cut up this ar B^*- bv the roots. By our agent’s letter B?'“i6Jh of October, he tells us, that on the j®**. September his Majesty, by a special n®41" c<,„jirMed the decision of the council j Ha my former mimbers I supposed j B^peror interposed with a -special decree, j B* 1 5 mistaken—his courts condemned un- j Mr Beilin and Milan dcci ca-s, and he con- | f®f»alw ' PACIFICUS. I ! ■ " ALEXANDRIA. I! FRIDAY MORNING, March 13. “ TO SHEW thR VERY age and body of the time HIS FORM AND PRESSURE. * The U. S. Ship Wasp sailed on Monday ] last from New-Yoi’k tor i' rai.ee. From the National Intelligencer of yesterday. It is scarcely possible that a more disinge nuous paragraph could be composed, of no greater length, than that which follows : From the Alexandria Dally Gazette of Tues day “ The communication from the President yesterday occassioncd some amusement, anu at first, some little interest ; but when the reading was closed .ve Delieve all parts ot tlie House were disgusted. The federalists were doubtless gratified to find that not one ot that description was implicated, but disgust.-d that such trash should, for electioneers g or any other purposes, be brought before Congress. The democrats were disgusted at the satire ot themselves, anti ang-t v to find that it ail a mounted to nothing/’ To our readers, who already have the whole before them, we leave it to decide on the importance of that which is said to t; amount to nothing ” As tor the impression which the reading of the 1: e .sage produced on tho House, the above stateoient is a palpa ble perversion of the fact. We cannot suppress the expression of oni astonishment that the Editor should have per mitted so gross a misiatement to hat e polluted those columns which profess u to shew the wry age and body oi the time, its form and i pressure.” The fact is, there was too much truth in our paragraph to sit easy on the political stomach ol our neighbor, Mr. Gales. We stated that the reading of the corres pondence occasioned some an inner,: tit. This is perfectly true. There was a general laugh "here Kei ry says of democratic post-musters, mat such 13 their contempt of decency and mo hus, that they will break a seal witn ti»e same indifference they win break their words. This generally unjust sarcasm occasioned a general htigh. There were a dozen instance s where a smile or a laugh arose at the ridiculous Timings of the federalists, and of the demo “ All parts of the House were disgusted.” federal part of the blouse were disgusted the wretched expedient to raise a hue and cry against the federal sts, at this time, for ^ctioneeriog purposes. The den f crats disgusted, because no proof of guilt was r°ught forward against any federalist, but Proo‘ honorable to their character rather than ^graceful so that they were greatly diw.p P°intcd. •*»» 1 "at “ the federalists were gratified’’ to !* ^a* n°t a charge was brought against one |>f.J . ° o > party, is certainly true and that they disgusted ata such trash for clectionecr \ or oiher purposes” is also certainly true. ^hhctioneerii.-g or other purposes.”—.-We “cvc fe is already well ascertained to be the electioneering trirk, yes TRICK, which this time, every year, is placed off to j Cuie democratic ascendancy in the approach spring elections at the northward. We do 3 Relieve tha’ : will be found that this planof Gerry to which Mr Madison has ' t edo behove that Mr.Gerry sent this ^€re> that he proposed the plot to Madison, with the understanding, if not expression, that if the President would stoop to execute die plot; send the correspondence to Congress in the very nick of time, to reach old Massachu setts and the District of Maine : for the pur pose of securing Gerry’s re-election, on which (perhaps by agreement) should oy would de pend the support Massachusetts would give Mr. Madison at the approaching Presidential election. \Yc do not say that Mr. Gerry threatened Mr. Madison with the support of a Northern President, in case of his refusing to not keep his fingers clean in handling this very clean business; he may have only re commended. Such is our sincere belief, and we know Mr. Gales has net,or ought not to have, any dispo sition to prevent the open expression of such 'belief. Heaven above knows it is r.ot less [painful to us to be compelled to think thus meanly of men, whose deportment ought to correspond with the dignity of their of fices, than it is to him to sec such belief pub licly exhibited. But the high and responsible duty of conductors of presses to give the peo- ! pie important truths or opinions, makes the silence we wish a crime. That “the democrats were disgusted with the satire on themselves,” we presume Mr. Gales will nzt deny. If on any of cur .declarations there can be ?. doubt, it is, whether they were “ angry to find that all amounted to nothing.” It was doubtless expected after the solemn introduction by the President’s message, that some heavy charge was about to be fixed on | the whole federal party, or at least on some : distinguished federal characters ; or that some enormous crime would be proved against the British government. They were disappointed completely with respect to the first and se ! cond expectations ; as well as in a great | measure with regard to the last. All govern i ments have secret i.gents. Ours has. Such were sent to Florida ; witness Matthews.— 100 000 dollars were appropriated this session tor secret agents, $;c. One member openly stated, when the bill was before the house, tha^ some of it might be wanted for Florida. An other member stated that money was already due for such services, or at least expected and in justice ought to be paid. And we doubt not there are now secret agents in Ca nada and elsewhere ; especially as we have avowed the intention of seducing the Cana, dians from their allegiance to the “constitut ed authorities” of their country. Gov. Ciuig, being grossly misinformed, believed that a se paration of the states was intended, in conse quence of the unconstitutional, oppressive & ruinous embargo laws He sent a private a gent to enquire if it was so, not to effect ii; and it be shoukl find a separation was intend ed, and British assistance wanted, he was to make known his credentials and ’offer co-ope ration. Fie discovered that disunion was not intended ; and, if intended, British assistance would not be received. Hence we consider ourselves correct in saying they were angry to line! tnat “ all amounted to nothing.” We now leave it to every candid reader to determine whether we have been u disinge nuous,” or have “ perverted a fact.” If not, the uisingenuousness and palpable perversion of Let recoils on the accuser, whose feelings will sufficiently suffer by this exposure with out the use of sarcastic epithets or further re proof We hope the Intelligencer will here, after, without further caution, be taught the exercise of more prudence. Wc regret thc necessity of saying so much ; but the reputa ■ tion of our publication for truth has hitherto been, and we trust always will be maintain ed. One thing is certain, no intentional mis' statement has ever been admitted to ourco ft lumns. - Of w gross mistatements” we could enu merate several in tiie two last numbers of the Intelligencer; but as we know some of them and perhaps.all may have arisen from that li ability to misunderstand members speaking, or other causes, wc will not new notice them. And there is a great difference between a mis tatement arising from misinformation or mis apprehension, and a cool, deliberate, down right—What shall we call it ?—The President in his message, says a £‘ secret agent was employed in Massachusetts in fomenting disaffection, and in INTR1GUKS with the *#? .v- ^ • DISAFFECTED for the purpose of bringing i about RESISTANCE TO THE LAWS— Now in all the documents produced, there is no jiroof of this, but of the contrary. , V A ;v‘- "V- ;\ , > *?;■ * Congress oj the United States. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. . Thursday March 12, 1812. [Reported for this Gazette.] Mr. Newton presented the petition of the Pilots of the District of Columbia, praying the passage of a law authorising them to col lect Pilotage in the District of Columbia. Re ferred to the committee on the District of Co lumbia. Mr. Little offered the following : Resolved that the committee on Post Offices and Post Roads be instructed to bring in a hill author ising the conveyance by mail free of Postage, i the message or he President with the accom panying documents. Mr. Rhea was opposed to the passage of the Resolution he deemed it unnecessary. It was subsequently withdrawn by the morer. The Speaker laid before the house a state ment of the emoluments of the officers of the Customs for the year 1811. Referred to the committee of Ways and Means and ordered j to ne printed I On motion of Mr. Gholson the report of the j Committee of Claims on the petition of Jared ! Shaituck was was recommitted to thtt com- j inuiee Mr. Harper offered the following : Resolv ed that a committee be appointed to enquire into the state of the Pubiic Printing for the house of Representatives, and report such re gulations fur the same as they deette expedient. Adopted and a committee of three appointed. An engrossed bill repeating the 10th section of the act incorporating the late Bank cf the U. States, was read a third time and passed. : Mr. Mitchill after making some prefatory I remarks, offered the following: Resolved by the Senate and House of Re-1 preservatives of the U. States of America m Congress assembled, two thirds of both hous es deeming it necessary, that the following articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several states as an amendment to the consti tution of the U. States,'which when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, shall ] be valid to all intents and purposes us part of the Constitution : to wit. .The Sentence consisting of the words, “no tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state,” in the ninth section of the first article of the Constitution, is hereby re pealed. And in the place thereof be inserted the following “ Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties Sc imposts as well upon exports as imperit.” Mr. Hall called for the consideration of his resolution laid on the table some days since. Authorising the states to furnish articles cf clothing £cc. in payment of taxes. The house refused to consider it. The house in committee cf the Whole, re sumed the consideration of the unfinished business of yesterday, the bill admitting the Mississippi Territory into the Union as a state. On motion of Mr. Poindexter a section was substituted in lieu of the 2d section of the bill, fixing the boundary of the state so as to cm Drace that part oftiie Country of West Florida v. birb has been taken possession of under the ProcLHiaJon of the president Oxr the U. States. O.i motion of Mr. Uiav (.Speaker) a provi so was added to the section which leaves the question of title to that country open to future uegociation. Several other amendments were made and blanks filled, when the committee rose and reported the bill, and i.he house adjourned. FRENCH FREE TRADE. It is considered a great boon by many of the democratic advocates of free trade, that American vessels with American cargoes are admitted into France, even on paving their enormous duties, and are allowed to take away just such a cargo of French produce as Bo naparte cluises to order. It is forgotten, that Mr. Russell, our minister, pronounced those ! duties and restricted exports, as u oppressive i and unprecedented burdens,” and that of the i innocent vessels he had such fond hopes nearly j a year ago would be released, scarce one of | them has been permitted to this day to leave i France. Yet we all recollect how greedily 1 the “ good news from France” which his let- ] ters of June,. 18 \ 1, contained, was swallowed and disseminated by certain retailers of such news. Boston Ccntinel, Newt-York, March 6. Araval engagement.—We learn from Cap tain Travis, of the schr. George, arrived this \ forenoon at this port from Port-au-Prince, that on the 12th February, off Cape Nichola Mole, he was boarded from the British brig Fire-Fly, then in company with three fri- , gates and a brig, having in tow one of the f Emperor Christophc’s frigates, a prize to ; Sir James Lucas Yeo, commander of the j British frigate South Hampton, which he had captured after a desperate engagement. The battle lasted two hours and an half, in which CiTfistophe’s frigate lo*t in killed and wound ed 3t)0 iv They were proceeding to Ja- ; maica with their prize..., . • - ' • • * -J \ Port of Alexandria. ENTERED, Ship Century, Finley, Gottenburg—bar iro& anti glass—to Phineas Janney and the master. Brig Margaret, Melius, Cadiz—salt—to tho master. | t IN COMMON COUNCIL, March 11, 1813. The following appointments were made fof the present year: George Cortell, 1 and > Assessors, CHA RLE sM'IlNIG Ht, J James Harris, Clerk of the Market, John Mandefillk, Superintendant Police, Samuel Snowden, Printer to the Corpora Hon, Ordered, That the laws and proceedings of Council be hereafter published in both news papers in the town of Alexandria. Ordered, That the bill presented by Dr. Simms, as Physician to the Poor-House, bo referred to Messrs. Gird and Marsteller. Ordered, That the members of Council* from each ward, do examine into the state of their respective wards, and report to Council a statement of such public work as may be required to be done daring the present year, so far as regards the removal of nuisar.oes and the repairs af pumps and streets; so that the superintendent of police may progress in the work in a moro speedy and advantageous manner, than lie could do in the advanced sea son. Extract from the minutes, Test, J. D. SIMMS, C. C. PUBLIC SALE. ON Tuesday next will be sold at the Vendue Store, Eight Barrels of Timothy Seed. | P. G. MARSTELLER. March 15 dts j PUBLIC S '.LE. ' ! ON Saturday next at 3 o'clock, will be sold ! or Mr. Hartshome's wharf, on a credit of two* and three months, for approved endorsed ne gotiable notes, fifty hogsheads of first quality SUGAR. P G. Marsteller. *T7* The Editors of the Spirit of *76 will please publish the above. March 13 ts jU-Si RECEIVED, Per Shift Century^ from UoUenburg, and foil s :l* bt Phineas Janney, 340 Tot>< Swedish Bar Iron assorted, 140 Cask* Atlum, 40 Boxes 10 by 12 Window Glass. March 13. * 7t. Whiskey, Sugars, c?c. 200 bids. Rye Whiskey j jO do Northern Rum j 10 puncheons 3d and 4th proof West \ India Rum r 15 barrels Country Gin 40 hhds. 1 3o barrels [■ Brown Sugars 20 Boxes J 7 hhds. Loaf and Lump do. 70 bags Almonds 40 boxes French Prunes 20 boxes and Cases Sallad Oil, in Bottles J and Flu ski 20 casks Goshen Cheese u to cwt. Codfish For sal* by Joseph Mandeville. Corner of King and Fairfax Streets. March 13 FOR FREIGHT, «THE NEW SHIP L Orion, ^ Robert Rogers, Master; r[Now in the river, burthen 3800 op 4000 barrels. Apply to Wm. Smith. Who has for sale on board said Ship, 19 Tons HAY in bundles. March 12 PUBLIC SALJt. " ON Monday next, the 16th inst. will be sold i at the late residence of Mr. Richd. Weight ! man, deed, on Prince street, all his HOUSE HOLD 8c KITCHEN FURNITURE. P. G. Marsteller. March 12 dts Walsh’s AMERICAN REVIEW Of History & Politics. THE filth number is just received Sc ready for delivery to subscribers, who are respect fully informed that the second payment of six dollars is become due, and payable on delivery of the present number. James Kennedy, Sen. Agent, •March 12_ _d6t ALMANACS, for 1812, Of different kinds, are just received and sale by James Kennedy, sen.