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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.

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