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I | X AN DRI a! I Jltrt lt_ I ~ “ TO SHEW „ 4TE and body OF the time i .15 VKR? AGE , »» I jJ.f0aji and raFssvKF.. I £ n'O/er// FIGHTLXG FOR ' THIS LITTLE NARRATIVE Mretsed to the man of sober rejection 15,1 rdd politician ; and none others are use it- Light, trivial affairs are *** ‘ | —to the winds,—are read as pas CUthought of no more; but when * ’ rt narrated which involve principles ol *L consideration to a government by sap 77 vitals of its revenue, and or course ^‘7nee ; it behoves every good citizen to ^Ifatke C.1USE, and if the evil be re *7kie w afi/dy the remedy. If the fault Constitution, t° alter it ; if in the ad ration, to turn them out, necK aim nv.™, * president Madison to the most insignt Zuivderhsad that dozes out his six dol day writing to his “ Officer” to “ take rJ isr of the creeters, repar the fences, and ,-nt the nentrvee”! \merchant of this town, Mr. Joseph Smith. *?e<l 57 hogsheads of Tobocco to Toningen j. jj09 and 10 : it was addressed to Messrs. ■ j;. Buck & Co. Hamburg, subject to the dier of Messrs. Vanstaphort & Co. of Am stniam. Alter the tanj was laid (which is Krth a small municipal regulation of Bona' site’s, whereby he takes from one half to tun eighths of the article itself, or the gross . xctds of it, when shipped to his dominions) :cTobacco was ordered to Hamburg and tri there in July, 1811. The result was, af 8 ,!ie charges of all descriptions were deduct r.it produced a loss oj the whole of the 1o Isnixo a deficit of 37W4,1 guilders ! ! a sum (being only Fourteen Hundred and Lkt’i-me Dollars 62 Cents J Mr. Smith is :■ pissted to, and will of course remit to his i respondent. The principal part of this 'incut was selected, prime Patuxent To* t'.CO. Amount of Invoice in Alexandria g2S48 87 Interest of the same 2 years 9 months 470 5 Deficit 1481 62 Ming a total compound less of 4,800 54 think this, as a comparative loss, out t>!r's any thing of the kind on record in this ftfict. We have heard of losses and total S5e*i but here they are not content, like ercii- | “Frobbers, with taking all there but Mr. "disordered to send a ^reat deal more J . c J But, gentle reader, how is he to ^ it, or pay it? We confess wc arc una L J *10 devise a mode of remittance : He accu- , ^dihe debt first by sending funds ; lie ( ^therefore pay it by sending funds ; tor | *ar$>” or claw of the dtril, will be. laid '^tever goes tbert; of course, the more \ iS'(he more he will be in debt. We wiil ; ’^e question, and perhaps some ingeni ^hool-boy mav answer it by some of his ^ h a merchant should ship to Holland ^Voiceot Goods amounting to g 2843 87 ^ er 2 or 3 years vexatious delay, it should m debt to the Consignee g!481 62 81 C‘1 more must he ship, export, receive, ^ Wei bring or carry, to pay the said con ^ lhe same rule ? ^ mcun xve will inform ©ur read ^ 1 n*atlc this rule and who maintains it | l‘le merchants of the United States, V,.C ^luvmg the question put to him in do ye so ? It is Napoleon Bona" t notorious robber who boasts that. ■***: mi ^ * ur* CJ cur country are in his K f* ac can expose them. On their i k nowledge that he has bu some *1 Q|» J Vi Gt Ul twisted his cords round them ’ y cut with the sword. Who is • Ul * tne gigantic villain V h [\ ,1 * lhose cords round us, but it is ’ ^ es * Americans ! the Im ^ cndd makes a cats paw of us lite rally) for he pinches us by the tail, and we fly at England !! SHORT RETROSPECT. We have heretofore compared our War hawks to the Shepherd’s Boy in the Fable ; with the view of cautioning our readers against unnecessary alarm at the valorous death-doing speeches of the present day. Wc have heard it asserted that Congress are now in earnest)—^ fully determined upon fighting. Yet what reason have we to conclude that they are more serious now than they were several years ago? Look at the speeches delivered on a motion to repeal the Embargo, in 1809, and you will find them as “ full of sound k fury”as the most violent philippics delivered this session. The subjoined extracts from Mr. Jackton’s speech on that subject, Feb. 6, 1809, will be suffici ent to prove that the yell of war lately set up is barely a new edition of the old cry. Mr. Jackson says :—u What, it is a^-ked, will be the object of war ? I answer, resistance# I will resist while these is one man living to aid me : it will be more honorable to die in the contest, than to crouch beneath the lash that penetrates to our vitals: we shall thereby avoid a lingering death, for death is inevitable I if we submit.”-Again :—“ With great ex ultation it is asked (said Mr. Jackson) what will be the effect of war upon Great Britain ? What profit will result to us ? A nation like us will never make war for the profits of it ? we profit more from peace ; not so with G. Britain ; her foreign wars are highly benefi cial to the government; they keep the people united, their minds engaged, and inattentive to the crying corruption of their ministry.— When we go to war, no mercenary calculation of dollars and cents will weigh down the scale ; it will be a question of country, of liberty, of independence. But, sir, we cun injure Great Britain, and also remove a cause from which much evil is to be apprehended : We can take Canadahe. See. See. This speech was delivered more than three years ago, and we have heard the same sort of gasconade in Congress more than three thousand times since. Mr. Jackson says that if we removed the embargo without going to war, we should lubmit and should inevitably fall a prey to a lingering death. We raised the Embargo, but still did not go to war ; so that we must have been submitting and linger ing for a loftg time. And in truth a “ pining atrophy” it has been. Tire remark of Mi\ Jackson, that foreign wars are highly benefi cial to the British government by drawing the attention of the people from the crying corrup tion of the ministry, is worthy of particular notice. In saying this, we by no means insi nuate that the example is about to be imitated here. It could not be believed—by many of their friends. The N York, Philadelphia and Baltimore democratic papers, however, do ever and anon put some pithy questions to the adminititttion ; but kis all labor lost; they are as mute as a mouse ; u Tacent; et ora pallor albus inficit, Msntesyue percutsx stupent It is well enough to recur, occasionally, to opinions which have been formerly expressed by party men, in order to discover whether they do not assume any shape to suit their pur poses. When the account reached this coun try of Bonaparte’s exaltation to the First Con sulship for life, the National Intelligencer de plored it as a most melancholy event, tending ! to overthrow the liberties of France. An o pinion is at the same time expressed, that the power of Bonaparte will be of short duration ; that his fall may be protracted, but cannot, be * averted. The Editor then proceeds : “ A view, still more interesting, which may be taken of this subject, respects its relation to this country. To us, il duly improved, it will be of great use. It will teach us the pro priety of resting on our own ground, and of avoiding all connections, other than those which are inevitable, with Euro/itan /lowers—-It will teach us also the dangers of military power, ! i which has always when strong enough, en slaved the country that cherished it. It will ‘ teach us that this remark is no less true in its application to the leader of an army, whose successes, it brilliant, always render him dan ! gerous, and generally hostile to freedom, than « to military establishments in the abstract. It ; will inspire us with additional abhorrence of 1FJAS which are not PURELY DEFEX- I SI YE, by teaching us that they have been the universal instruments and fore-runners of ty ranny and oppression.” How different are these sentiments from those at present uttered by the same party ! Ten years ago, War in any shape was viewed with abhorrence, and never could be counte nanced except when purely defensive. There is nothing talked of now, by the same men, but foreign conquests—invading Canada, tak ing possession of Florida, privateering, &c. he. Congress of the United States. HOUSE or REPRESENTATIVES. MoffDAr, April 13, 1812. , [Reported for this Gazette.] Mr*. Morrow presented the petition of the Delegates from Orleans territory, relative to lands claimed by citizens of that territory.— ‘ Referred to the committee on the public ! lands. Mr. Bacon from the committee of ways and means, reported a bill making additional ap ! propriations for the support of government for • the year 1812. Read twice and referred to a ! committee of the whole house for Wednesday ! next. On motion of Mr. Newton the committee ; of commerce and manufactures were discharg ed from the further consideration of the peti tion of John Taggart and others of the city of Baltimore. Mr. Wright from the committee on milita ry affairs made a report on the letter of Ed ! ward Clarke relative to his new and cheap in | vention for city defence by means of floating batteries, in which they recommend making ; an experiment under the direction of the Se cretary of the Navy to ascertain their utility and the appropriation of a sum not exceeding 1000 dollars'for that purpose. Referred to a committee of the whole house. Mr. Blackledge from the select committee, reported a bill relating to appeals from the district and circuit courts of the U. S. Read twice and referred to a committee of the whole house. The Speaker laid before the house a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, covering : a report of the Comptroller, relative to the Mint of the U. S. M»*. M’Kim offered a resolution, proposing an amendment to the constitution of the U. States, making the judges of the supreme and inferior courts removable by a joint vote of the two houses of Congress—laid on the table. Mr. Rhea offered the following :—Resolv ed, That the committee to whom was refer red certain papers relative to the conduct of Harry 1 oulrnin, a judge of the Mississippi Territory, be and they are hereby directed to report forthwith thereon. Rejected. Mr. Davis, Mr. Widgery and Mr. Fitch had leave of absence, the former for one week, and the two last to the end of the session. On motion ©f Mr. Pitkin, the papers laid on the table some days since, relative to the burning of the ship Asia and brig Gershom were referred to the Secretary of State. An engrossed bill to authorise the Secrets, ry of the Treasury to purchase or lease the Old City Hall in the city of New-York, was read a third time and passed. The amendments of the Senate to the bil^ for establishing a corps of artificers were read and with the bill committed to the committee on military affairs. An engrossed bill giving further time to claimants of land in the eastern district of Or. leans to register their claims, was read a third time and passed. Mr. Wright called for the order of the day on his bill relative to seamen. The House refused to take it up. The House in committee of the whole, Mr Piper in the chair, on a bill relative to lands in the territory of Orleans. The committee rose and reported the bill, and the House or dered it to a third reading. The House tn committee of the whole, Mr Bassett in the chair, on a bill incorporating Moses Austin k others into a.lead Gompany. Before the clerk had read the bill through, a confidential message was announced from the Senate, the Speaker resumed the chair the galleries were cleared and doors closed and remained so about half an hour, when the doors were opened and the consideration of the bill again resumed. Mr. Roberts and Mr. Troup were opposed to the bill on constitutional grounds, and Mr. Troup moved to strike out the first section? Carried—43 Ayes 35 Noes* The committee rose and reported the bii as amended. And the House took up the re port of the committee of the Whole House & concurred Ayes 46—Noes 43. Adjourned half past 2 o’clock. « MASSACHUSETTS ELECTION. The Boston Gazette of Thursday last con tains a list of votes for Governor, from 204 towns.—They are for Strong 32,361—Gerry 28733—majority for Strong 3628. In the same towns last year, Gore had 25,033 and Gerry 25,326. New Hampshire Election —■—The M Dart mouth Gazette,” received this morning, gives the final returns for Governor in Ncw-Kamp* shire. For Gilman (Fed.) 13,971 Plummer (Deni.) 13,428 Federal Majority 543 In that state, no candidate for Governor »» elected by the people, unless he receives more votes, than all other candidate.6 for the same office-Whether Mr. Gilman, the Fe deral candidate, is the Governor Eject, now depends on the fact, whether there arc as many as 543 scattering votes—a fact which will not be ascertained until the meeting of the Le gislature of that state. Last year, the Demo cratic candidate had a plurality of about 3000. This year, whether Gilman is elected or not, there is unquestionably a majority of l^lerat vote*. Departed this liie at 10 o’clock yesterday morning, Abel Janney, aged 57 years. Ilia friends and acquaintances are requested to at» tend his funeral this afternoon at 3 o’clock* from his late dweUing on Prince-street. ASSIZE OF BREAD. Made of Suficrjine Burr Flour, The $ pound loaf to be sold for 44 cts, 4 pound loaf *2 2 pound loaf 11 1 pound loaf 5 }*2 JAMES HARRIS'S, C. Af. April 14. THE PACKET SLOOf I DISPA T C‘ h, will leave Irvin’s Wharf, fop ' Norfolk on Wednesday morning next. For | Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on j board, or Newton Keene. April 14. JUST RECEIVED, ~ The Methodist Magazine, o * FOR JAXUARrCf FEBRVART, 181 1, Re-printed from the London Edition and for sale by subscription—price & 2 25 per aim. ALSO, ! The Rev. Mr. Dasbiel’s Sermon, OCCASIONED BY THE BURAING OF THE RICHMOND * THEATRE. Frice 25 Cents. James Kennedy, sen. April 14. ' eotf. THE SUBSCRIBER ’ Has just received, and offers for sale at his Store, Isiver end of Prince. Street, 150 busheis of excellent Rhode Island POIATOES, for family use, or for Seed. A. WILLIS. April 14. PUBLIC bALfc. THIS DAY, the 14th instant, at 3 o’clock;, will be sold, on Vowel’s Wharf, the CARGO of the schooner Emily, captain Spilman, from Jucmell; consisting of 52 LUids. first (juulity MO LASSE S} 560 Lags COFFEE. Terms will be made known at the time of sale, P. G. Marsteller. April u . n removal: Louis Beeler, Confectioner, KING SIHEKT, ALEXANDRIA, A\ A1Lj> himself ol this opportunity to manifest his thankfulness for past fa vors, and to inform his friends and th* pub lic, that he has removed to the house lately occupied by Mrs. Lumsdon, as a Glass and China store, a few doors from his former re sidence, where he has on hand and intends constantly to keep a general assortment of the very best quality of CONFECTION ARIES, Cukes. Preserves, Cordials of dif ferent kinds, &c. And has Iikrwise a few bags of FRESH ENGLISH WALNUTS, soft shell Al monds, Filberts, Groundnuts, Oranges, Le mon*, Raising Currants, Figs, Prunes, Cheese, best Spanish Cigars, &c. Ait orders will be gratefully received and executed with particular attention and dis patch. Cash given for empty wine and porter Cottles. April 14 _ eo PRINTING" Neatly executed at this Office.