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I. j the■ frl'owing paragraph in a neigh
Kjad* PaPer:
*" ej5, the fountain of justice, ought to
j.ure from corruption, & free from
!’clV would add not only lustre,
r(l honor, but authority, to what
♦ ,311 ai»u
' congress The least appearance
'C ’L, when all ought to be virgin pu
execrable. I» Congress, all equity ,
' o si iin- l'l,rth »iti,out t!ie lea‘t clolui or
i W;ike the sun in his meridian glory.
a Ship, and it sails in a sea of (
If there were the smallest chink j
’vessel, corruption would flow in. But j
1' our low tt gunJiort» to let it in free- ,
™ ' ■ : s': ■. ..
Congress stand in need of such admoni- !
, j.. Corruption to be the order of the j
\rd [here more Henrys to be bribed ? '
'the administration afraid that some of
friends will abandon them, j
» jurats desert a sinking ship ?”
u further on the same Score ”
» Philadelphia Democratic P??ss, ad
p* »o the rumor that Mr. Foster h%s rc- *
] instructions to demand f;om cor go
,cnt the cause and objects of oui warlike ;
[res, observes:
;e wish it irav be so. Our c:»tise U juvt;
bjects Lit* and honorable, and we care j
10 knows them. Let our public men be !
::n, and the people will be immovable, j
ere be no wincing, no skulking, in con- j
Supposing it to be true th .1 Mr. Foster has j
made the demand spoken of* and that Mr. Ma- j
fcan* as above directed, should avow that it :s j
our intention to make War,—can it be ex-»
peeled that the British government would j
nit until wc have completed our prepara
National Hints, suited to the Times.
No. I.
Money being the w sinews of War,” a French
author has recently said that any nation mini
«d iti Wars when its tnonev fails. flow,
4 9
2en, ought America to rejoice, that herWu s
ay this rule, are so happily ended before the:
etbepin /—It is however true that many a
hunger will have to carry alt his heavy limb*
&Hithim through the sultry heat of the up
preoehing season, and that wives may conti
fee to scold only, who might have lamented
die glorious fate of their careless husbands*
fcj Quebec been stormed in earnest !
IMM T1 1 '■ iw ii— V ■■ ■■
Congress of the United States. !
il EDNSS D A / , Ji[)T'l 1, 1 b 1 2.
^r* h(.t 1 presented t;o petition of •> - am- J
oi \\ ire drawers. Referred to iLe con:-.
1,1tee ot commerce and Manufactures. j
Poindexter presented two petitions from t
i!'rsons P‘‘wi ,g compensation for services i
Peered. Referred to the committee of j
dr< brings offered the following 2 Re- j
r,v'dt.ru t!ie c*>m nittce to whom w.re \\ - ,
the nein'orhl of str.uhv inhabitants of J
e territory of Indiana, cottipicuning of the .
*‘-ry conduct of the governor thereof in
^boiUiujr jrs sanction to a law ofiheir le- :
^ 'ai,e* hr r.wl thev are hereby directed to
,, % % * *
llre the expediency of authorising a !
4,Ne of w r.u. ai d that they have leave to rc- 1
Ihlo,. }
. •-»» orothcrv >ce. Ador’d. !
r. *
»‘ ** L *tt had leave ct absence from :
1,(mt to the cr.d of tne session,
from the Senate providing for de
l surveying, kc. military bounty'
f ' re./i twice and referred to the com*
die public lands.
t tne Senate for improving the
r ^,f)U (,‘r the river Potomac, opposite the
Of \V ! • . '
t “^uiijgtoi., was read tv. ice and re
^td tft ,» . .
r, me committee on the District of
lj ig‘“? ‘he senate for the relief of Chs.
tfr, . 'Vi S rcy^ twice and referred to the
^ of chin,s. i
^‘rvst*d bill authorising the grant of
v ^a:v‘s in conformity to surveys ul
lh me district of Detioit, Sec. was
Ci*r! tim°a|,a
l<c m co»nnii ae of the whole, Mr.
1 *' c*)*kb*> resumed the consideratio i
f * p f
of the unfinished business of yesterday, a bill <
providing for the government of the Louisiana
The committee rose, reported the bill with
sundry amendments, which were agreed to by
the house and the bill ordered to be engross
ed and read a third time to-n orro\\\
The house in committee of the whole, Mr.
Bassett in the chair, on a bill to alter und es
tablish certain post offices and post roads.
After some time spent the committee rose
reported progress and had leave to sit again.
A confidential message was received from
the President of the United States, and the
galleries wore cl' aratl and doors closed.
Klw-York, March SO.
[[ • ’ Ai da'es to s‘«e 27th Ult.]
By fh- f *• Pi; 5 h< c<ifit. Book the editors
(J 'hr New* ' vk Gaz ette have "receiv'd
EonJv'? f ‘o the 277/, and Lloyd's J.ist
to the 2 'jilt rf jFcdrtt.r if, from which they
have gioei: cofkus extracts*
It w. s to be hoped, that news from England,
subs queni to li e Prince Regent being, clot li
ed with frail p wers, would, as far us respect
ed our relations w ith that country, have been
ofa more pacific cast; but Pic reverse is the
tVer. The Orders in Council are not only to
be continued, but to lie defended, if nec* ssary.
at the cannon's mouth. O i this subject. vr
refer readers to the remarks of the Chancel
lor "1 the Exchequer.
Eh? receipt ot the warlike proceedings of
Congress down to the 2d oi J mu ary, produc
ed considerable sensation in England, and af
forded a nrett} general belief there, iha: hosti
lities won hi ultimately ; rUse out of the exist
ing difficulties. May Heaven avert so dread
lui ?. calamity.
I nr. dispeacnes for government, per the Or
b!t, were sent oil by express, by Gen. Bailey, to
ivertaRe the rouii.
The United States sloop of war Hornet, did
not leave England for France until the 11th
The London Statesman, of tbs 13th uit.
contains a long article on the subject of A
»er:c: xn a [fairs, and obseives, tint it wos b •*
ieved, th^t Bonaparte intended to serai the
Scheldt fleet out half manned to the Unite1
States, where they were to receive a full com
pliment cf American seamen. Tin-editor no
tices t?iis with great sincerity, and rcodJy be
lieves the fact. To riv-e: this new cat
Gays the editor) our '.VISE and ENlv'GE
110 rulers have ord< red a number cf ships of
war to be commissioned, ai.d press wai rants
to raise seamen ; but let the pilots cf the na
tion beware, before it is too te, of the con
sequences <?f provoking hostilities with the U.
The English frigate Manilla, it appears, ha'
been lost on the Dutch Cc\,st, and ail her
c;ew made prisoners, except 12 men, who
perished. When it was found that she coni-:!
not br got off, six. was set on tire.
The talk of war between Fiance and Rus
sia, was still continued in England.
M ne Statesman oi the 1,5th uit notices the
contents cf Gov. Gerry’s Speech, and joins
him in the abuse oflhe British government.
Vac same paper says, “ It is said, *hut Joel
Barlow, the Arne, lean Minister at Paris, is
attempting to negoctaie a Loan in Holland for
the use of his government, and it is expected
he would so .’cot dr*’
In tie I' i giish House of Commons the 1ST. ;
of rv oruary, Hr. Whitbread brought for
ward i ;s pionpv (1 motion for the production
of paper? rohuinc: to the Orders in Council.
Mr. \\ in ids speech entered into a discus
sion ui the meritvcl the Orders, and of their
bearing upon Amor ca.
Mr. P.rcevai (the Premier) replied to Mr
"Whitbread. From the declarations of the Mi
nister in this speech, we have no hope of the
repeal of the orders in council. The follow
ing i-rc extracted from the speech :—
Mr. Perceval said, “ he agreed with the ho
norable gentleman (Mr. Whhbreud) in consi
dering tbe subject as one of extreme impor
tance and interest. It was, moreover, a sub
ject of great importance to us, whether it was
this country that should be forced into a \v«r
(if war could not be avoided) by America, or i
whether the war should proceed from any |
misconduct on the part of the British govern
ment. lie must, however, always maintain,
that as to the spirit-of conciliation always pro
fessed in the diplomatic correspondence be
tween the two countries, it was most sincere
upon our part. The government was alive to
all the ad*antages of reconciliation with Ame
rica ; but slid they felt it their imperious du
tv not to abandon those maritime rights wnieii
this country had ever maintained, and which, j
ii* once i v lincjuishetl, w«*)uii! leave the count.y ;
Lut Pith* more to give up.” " j
*• He thought the gentlemen who support- J
cd the original measure in 1806, [Mr. Fox’s I
blockade I ought not now to be the persons to !
raise thfc’T voice against the justice and ti e »
poiicy of the measures since pursued. He j
should be at ail times ready to maintain, tiup i
they were consistent with justice and policy, J
and with the relation which stales bcgi to each i
other, in the extraordinary circumstances in
which the world is placed at the present mo
ment. When the hon. gentleman talked of
mercantile distress, anti attributed it all to the
Outers in Council, he must positively deny
that it was occasioned by those measures: on
the contrary, it was owing to them that the
j distress was not much greater. It was to
| what was called the Continental system that
! this mercantile distress was owing ; and this
| system hud been much controlled and check
I ed in its progress by the orders in council.
I As the honorable gentleman has proiessed
| not now to enter into the argument of the
! justice and policy of those measures, he
1 should also content himself with just
\ glancing, as he had done, at the reasons
which made him consider them neither unjust
nor impolitic. He deprecated hostilities with
America (if they could be avoided) as much
us any man ; for he agreed with the lion, gen
tleman, in believing that the true prosperity
of America would produce the prosperity ot
Britain ; and that there was much greater ad
vantage to be derived from the wealth ol A
roerica, in a friendly commerce, than could
be expected from provoking her to war. Un
der these impress d.-ns, he thought that peace
should he maintained and preserved as long
as it could he preserved, without abandoning
those maratime rights which this country had
always claimed and exercised. But, although
j he sy v great evil in a vv^r with America, yet
* he con d not conceive it an evil of so great a
j magnitude as itapp,ar».d to the honoraole
j geiii.yman, who looked to it as likely to pro
duce the rid of the Lkitish empire No one
j circumstance won d be i and in an the papers
j between Ameiicy and fra' oc. which shewed j
I t»»e i»*. st intention of cin»»mshing m any man
ner the real effect of the Berlin and Milan dc
i n\*rs. The CouLincntHl Svstein was to be
k .. *
| pres tv cl m all its xorcc, uRa mere was not
J to be the slightest relaxation, in favor of this
l c«Air.try, of a single point of it, even if it
[ should consent to abandon the Orders in Coun
T<*Ir. Perceval concluded by observing,
“ The honorable gentleman seemed to think,
tn .t the curresp ndence between the two
ciAintiies was now linaliy closed, and that
therefore, there cmiid be no danger in tlioi*
production, ih, for his part, hoped that the
correspondence was not finally closed ; and
while a hope ofth.it sort remained, how ever
slight, lie would wish to cherish it, and cl**
nothing which could increase irritation. 1L
■. thought it possible that there were points in
t !/«»•;«* dlbeus. iui.'J which might still be bro’t
! oa fav<- able issue, and which could hardly
: >e e xpected if <hose matters were public 1; !
! *scu:^cn in that house. lie was extremely j
| < esirous to believe that the final issue might j
I be different from what appeaned the present j
; state of things, and therefore, he did not ieel |
i himself nt liberty to go freely into such a i
j t Fcussion until the final determinuticn.-!
! There wtie many points in the conduct of A
i *ncr;c.a which lie could not now characterize
bv those epithets that he would conceive him
self justified in using, if an amicable settle
ment oi those poit..s became impossible/7
For the motion S3—against, 135.
The Print ? FypVt* in a letter dated
1 Feb. 13, In the Duke of York, (wi.ii a re
quest to shew it In Lords Grey 6: Green
i Ciflc) expresses bis determination, white
' there w?.su chance ofthe Ki:»;j*s recovery
| bis conclusion not io depart from the pre
> sent system, and hopes ior the aid ol those
pc» sons Vt 11.h whom he nnd associated m
his o«rly life, aided by a vigorous admin
j ist ration.
In the reply of Lords Grey anu Green- i
ville, in a letter of Feb. Xj, they state.
S That no sacrifices, except those of honor
• T= I duty, couhl appear too great to be
made, in affording their assistance by
healing the divisions of tlie country, and
uniting both government and people—but
tliey express, without reserve, the impos
sibility of their uniting with the present go
vernment—their differences were too ma
ny and too important to admit of such a u
February 18.
The restrictions expire this day,* hut
we cannot suffer them to pass away with
out saying that all ranks of persons, that
the Regent himself has reason to approve
of their having been adopted.
A Council was held this day at Carlton
house, and Mr. Perceval paid his dutiful
respects to his Royal Highness as bis de
clared Prime Minister upon the termina-;
tion of the restrictions.
A Mail from Anhalt arrived this morn- j
ing and strengthens the idea of an imme
diate war between Russia and France.
The garrison of Frankfort and other pla
ce'. have been ordered to proceed to Danlz
5c. The Prussian army it is apprehended
vrii’l join the French. Gen. Blucher is
said tv have resigned in disgust.
February 20.
The Offices in which it is certain (here
will be no change, are those ofFirst Lord
of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Ex
chequer, the Chanseliorship, the War De
pa r» meat, the Boards of Trade and con
February 20.
Lord Liverpool received the seals of the
foreign office yesterday, to bold in truit
till a successor is appointed.
The Marquis of \\ cllcsley yesterday re
signed the seals of office. Lords Sidmouth,
Custlereagh, and Buckinghamshire, will, we
understand, have seats in Uie cabinet.
The Farmers Bank of Alexandria, this day
declares a Dividend of profits on its Capital
Stock, paid in, ol 4 per cent, for the last six
months, payable to Stockholders or their Re
j presentaUves on Monday the 6th inst.
By order of the Board of Directors.
JOHN IiOOFF, Ca*hier.
April 1—2 eo2w
■ . ■ . , . ■ ^ - - - I.___!_■
John shortt & Co.
INFORM the inhabitants of Alexandria that
they have formed an establishment for the
manufacture of artificial MINERAL WA
TERS on King street, next door but one to
Messrs. Griffith Isf Dulamfx
The celebiity these waters have obtained m
Baltimore, manufactured b) John Shgrtt,
induces them to hope for tlie patronage of the
I.Iarch 30. 6t
From the Schooner Cleopatra, Z. Higgir^f
master, from Boston, and for Sale by
Jackson & Rumn;y.
March Si. 3t.
Li A N i> 1. W vjr
From the Prig Aircdondo. c pt. Jone*. from
Savannah, and for kale by Lawrasox and
130 i^ics prime Uplrnd Cotton,
30 l ierces Rice?
A Ho, fr m Schooner Lydia,
10*' bolls 'l Du l)
1 0 box.s Mould And Dipt Candles*
ix >-.toke,
5 r)r bushels Liverpool c<7*rse S>»t.
March °4.
--—.-- . -- ■— m.
izut Uiy but a R icard.
-iN AWAY liom the suosciiocr, on
n Monday the second nay of March, in
t .rics County, biate of Vuryhiul, a bright
uiatto Man b, the n>mc ofPPlL com
i moniy cailed PtilL WHEELER, about five
I tet eight or nine inches high, sioui and ac
| • ioe5 *<hout thirty ye .rs «.f age, hasremmk
; \blv grey eyes. lie is .. good fi id’er, arid
o/.rse ihoe-maker ; .ha*1 on a homespun
urn uni cotton round jacket and pantaloons;
• here it no doubt he wi4 change bis ^iothes;
t is therefore thought u necessary to de
eribe them more particular*}'* Phil is an
artful fe low, has two wives in the countvf
one at Mr. Wm Comas, Puxavraxo?*, th
ither at Mr Waiter J earn sons, near Por
I'obsicco Ten Dollar? will re given,
• alien in the County ; ?.r.d if out of t
and secured in any Jail ho that l t
um again, the above Reward, and all r
souabie c harge? paid, if brought home.
Thomas B. Tubm?
N B. All masters of vessels, ot
persons, r.re hereby forewarned f.,r:n i
mg <> • tmploving the above oes ri!
O I u
giY> rn..:i at their peril, or under the
penalties o* the law.
bdsrc'i £0
It * W A A/AY on th? 30th Ju
Jte (-stale of C^unici wi-C.u\/
Uie cm i?.y of \\ estmoreien
I Virrini , h Kegro vlt,n nam
| bcut thi; tv. five years of pge
h>n, < noiil six ltd high, a :>
I and u i r idarable scar ucv
notber on his head, a IiM
.cad ; he had on horn*
and cu .ton round
There is no doubt .un
clothes ; il is thei cfore
to d*vribe them me;
expected that he ha?
forged certificate of l
| from a neighborhood
! free negroes who w
might very reariih
pass* or certificate
dently expected th.
to some of lha no.
He was reen a sho’
of Baltimore- Ti
if taken in the cou
and secured in any
gain, the above ret
charge* paid, if brou,
N. B. All masters o
persons, arc heieby forev
ing or employing thcauot
Man, »t t heir peril, or unde
altics of the law.
September 16
Printing neatly e.
this Office.

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