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ed and taken prisoner early in the day
-—when capt. Nathan Towson [of Bal timore] took command of the artillery. He fought as brave as Caesar, and mow ed down whole sections of the enemy with grape *hot—when we had not 3i>0 wen out ot 700 left standing, the white flag was hoisted—on which several of cur heroes cut it away, swearing they would never surrender. I had but sr venteen men left out of my whole com pany, 100, and they are prisoners !! I run to a bout full of wounded, we push ed off and crossed under a shower of grope. I escaped with one cut in the head from the sword of a British officer, whom mv servant shot dead. They have killed 400 of our men ; but we kil led as many of thci.’s.” The following is extracted from a letter from a gentleman at the southward, to another in Savannah, dated St. Mary's^ fGeo.J October 17 .* ** The only authentic news we have from Florida, since my last, is a few lines fiom col. Newman to gen. Floyd, (which I have seen) dated last Sunday, from the plantation of Mr Kingsly, ou the rirer St. John**, where he had just arrived from near the Lotchway town. He does not give any account ot his engagements with the Indians further than their anubuscading hirn on his re turn, when they killed two ol his ad vanced guard. Tb# main body imme diately charged and killed four Indians; the others broke, and many of them left U»cir arms oeiuuu. »• Newman has preserved all his sick md wounded, and begs general Floyd to join him with 100 men, which, with those now with him, will be sufficient to destroy the Lotchway towns. “ Gen. Floyd started from this place at one o’clock to-day, for Coleraine, with cd Scott and major Clark ; and to-roer rovr morning crosses tho river, with from 80 to 100 men, well armed and equipped, to join Newman. I regret much my business would not admit ot my being one ot the party. •* I have conversed with the express sent by Newman, who declares that Newman lest eight men in the different battles, and killed 50 Indians ; and a note fium major Smith to his wile, in this town, says, Kmgslj’s house is hand somclv decorated with Indian scalps; but docs not sav the number.” MEADV1LLE, (Penn.) Oct. 14. Tbt wretched quality of the state arms, put into »ho hands of a number of the companies who have joined this de tachment, the want of camp equipage, medical stores, and a variety of other articles, indispensably necessary for the comfort and safety of the troops, has, and still continues to delay the.r depar ture from this place. These articles must be got from a considerable dis tance. The aMrmst exert'tms are mak ing bv general Tannehilkt© remedy this deficiency as soon as possible. I i the mean time the most rigid attention is paid by the general to the order and dis cipline of tkc troops by confining officers and :o«n to the discharge of tneir re spective duties. A spirit of satisfaction seems to prevail throughout Iho camp ; all are. however anxious to arrive at the place of destination NEW HAVEN, October 27. Connecticut Lgtalature.—During a part of the last week the assembly were engaged on the details of u bill, which grew out of a resolve passed at the spe agfr c?al session o» August. tor organizing a 93f state coion of about i. SQO troops. The so Kr troops arc to ba paid, when in actinil m service, by the state, and to be subject I to the orders of the captain general on j ly. They arc particularly designed for ■ the protection of our maritime frontier, EH left defenceless l*v the general govern I ment’s having withdrawn all its effective I force for the conquest of Canada. The I bill as reported by the committee pave > rise to an animated debate il the house, 8 and underwent several amendments; 1 but on its final passage (by yeas 8c nays) HB obtained a vote t»l'great unanimity, there 88 being about L60 fur, v> 37 against it. iNEW-YGKK, October 30; Connecticut Legislature.-The Le gislature of the State of Connecticut have chosen Nathaniel Terry, Esq. Hon. Theodore i)*ignt, David Dagget, Cal vin Godd ud, Samuel B. Sherwood, Da me. Eutnam, J imes Gould, Stephen T. Iti>a«ner» and Jonathan Barnes, F.sqrs. Electors of President and Vice-Presi dent, all fedetal. By a letter from Capt. Zutll, of the cartel brig Isabella, of this port, dated at Bermuda, we learn that he had arrived safe at that place anu landed 3b*ut 100 Finish prisoners. * Capt. Zueli states that sunn after he left tins port, the pri rr,nc:s. t<> induce him u> put into some place where they might make their es cape, went into the h-. id and bored seve r: 1 holes in the bottom of the vessel, [.which caused the water to come in so pi 5 that the pumps could scaicclv keep Ithc vessel clear Cujat Zuell perceiv li.g how tilings were going, took an op fcorttmity, when the prisoners were be Bov, to fasten down the hatches ; he then ■old them they should stop the holes they Bad made or he would leave them to ■jink. Binding themselves thus situated, Bhc) soon stopped the leaks, and the cap Hin pursued bis vuyage without any fur BL - ■ trouble. Extract of a letter to a gentleman in thie city} dated Savannah. October 20, 1812. “ We had a sloop burnt in this port last night by a mob, because she had been to East-Florida. Two of the mob were killed on the spot in boarding? and on® on board of the sloop. The city is in an uproar, and we expect the goal will be pulled down to night, to get at some gentlemen that have taken refuge there for safety. We fear another Baltimore tragedy.” PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31. The two ships seen under jury masts by Capt. Warnick, of the Bengal, were the Wasp, enpt. Jones, and the British sloop of war Fiolic, which had been cap-, tured by the Wasp, after an action of 43 minutes. Only 5 killed pn board the ; Wasp, many more on beard the Frolic, whose force was superior. The Wasp and her prize wore captured by the Poictiers 74, capt. Beresford, from Ha lifax, for Bermuda. Extract of a letter from Boston} dated October 28. “ A cartel has just arrived from Hali fax in 60 hours, several privateers have been recently sent in there, and several vessels bound to Lisbon, &c. having had their papers destroyed by American pri vateers.” ALEXANDRIA. FRIDAY, November 6. “ TO SHEW rHB VERY AGE Sc BODY OF THK TIME HI5 FORM AND PRESSURE. We had intended to have offered in our paper of this morning, a fG\v re marks upon the spirit and tendency of the President's Message : but the fol lowing concise though able review of its strongest features, from the pen of a highly respected siatesman and civilian, has superseded the necessity mid pro priety of any observations from us upon the same subject and at the same time. EVERLASTING WAR WITH ENGLAND. The President in his message has stated the coiditions on which an armis tice was offered to England and hereaf ter a peace might be made. He requires, 1st. That the orders in council, as they affected our neutral trade, should be repealed “ without a re vival of blockades violating acknowledg ed rules *s 2dly. That all American seamen here tofore impressed shall be discharged. 8dly. That Great Britain instantly cease to impress any seamen, even her own subjects, in American merchant ships, upon the high sea, and that some future arrangement shall be m^dc to prevent British seamen from being em p-oyed in American vessels, or Ameri can seamen in British vessels. Let these conditions be understood and considered with candor, and every one will hnti ini hopes ot peace are gore. The first condition is expressed in lan guage dark, indefinite and ambiguous. Few men who have not attended to the state papers, understand what is meant by the terms without revival of block ades violating acknowledged rules.— Great Britain and France disagree on the p::iat what is a legal blockade, and Pre sident Madison does not accede to the Biitish rules of blockade; consequently there are no acknowledged rules ol blockade on which the British and Ame rican governments agree. The British declare that to constitute a legal block ade, there must be an adequate naval force actually applied to obstruct the ingress and egress of vessels into or out of the enemies ports, and th \ such ade quate force may be afifilled to a fiart oj a coast, as lawfully as to a single harbor or seaport; but President Madison de nies this rule, fic insists w ith the French, that an extent of coast cannot he block aded—and further, that there must he a force by land operating with the force by sea. Until Great Britain shall exer cise her power of blockade, according to these French rules, approved and maintained by President Madison, there is to be no armistice, though he admits that the orders in council have been re pealed, which were a primary cause of the war. Whether in fact a considera ble extent of sea coast can be blockaded by the application of the British naval force, we shall I fear too soon know by sad experience during our war. Is it possible for President Madison to have expected his doctrine would have ac corded either with the seund sense of I civilians, or with the opinions of the British government. Fifty leagues may be blockaded in fact as truly as one, the former receiving the larger force. It is one of the great articles of the French doctrine in all her recent declarations, and for Great Britain to allow it, would be for her to give up her own defence and her means cf annoying her invete rate enemy. 2dly. All American seamen who have been impressed, ami arc on board of Bri tish ships, are required to be discharged. This was a proper condition of the pro posal of an armistice. But already our government have been ihformed by the British minister, that all Americans should be discharged as soon as such or ders could be executed, and already we have been informed that theBritish ships have discharged many impressed Ame ricans even since the war. To this mea. sureGreat-Britain fully assents, and con sequently the war is not continued for thi-s reason. But, thirdly, the President Madison, has required that Great-Britain shall im mediately cease her practice tf impress ing her own subjects on board of Ame rican merchant t hi fit upon the high seaf and having so ceased, then an armistice may iaKe piacc, anu me nations snail use their endeavors to come to some ar rangement to prevent American seamen from serving in British ships, and Bri 1 tUh seamen from serving in American ships. Great-Britain has most solemnly and uniformly, in various documents, declar ed, tbat'even British subjects shall not be taken Sc impressed when on board Ameri | can public shifts of war. She has disclaim" | edthe right, Sc forbid her naval command ; ers to impress American seamen on board of any ships, but she insists on her light t* impress and bring into the 1 service of his country every British sea man who may be found in a merchant ship. The service of her subjects she has a right to claim during wnr. The service of her seamen is essential and indispensable to her defence against France. Her la\v does net permit a subject to desert his country in the hour of its trial and peril, and to fallow his seafaring vacation in alien ships. The President announces that the re pugnance of Great Britcin to accede to this condition, that is to say, her refusal instantly to ccasc her impressment of her own subjects out of American mer chant shifts, has prevented the armistice. In the name of humanity and of heaven, is there to be no cessation of hostility until Britain shall cease to take her own seamen from merchant ships, into the defence of their own country ? The President, Madison, declares there shall not. But will the people not change such a ruler, and place at their head a but ler and? a wiser man ? Will the peo ple support him in his endeavors to make our merchant ships an asylum for British seamen, who shall be willing so dishonorably to desert their own country during its w ar with France ? What more can France require us to do for her, than to carry on war until the right of blockading is limited to her rules, and until an American merchant ship shall be a sanctuary for British sea men ? With a President who has announced to us these as two of th* conditions of an armistice, no hope is left of seeing a peace in the days of his power. There is but one remedy—it is. in tho power of the people at this moment. Let them change, by their elections, the conductor of the nation, and place in his high sta tion some other worthy and distinguish ed citizen. CONGRESS. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. [Reportedfor the Alexandria Gazette.J Thursday, November 5. On motion of Mr. Mitchell, it was or dered that the usual standing committees be appointed. Mr. Dawson offered the following ;— / Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representative's of th* U. States tf America in Congress assembled, That the President of the U. Status be, and be is hereby requested to present* in the name of Congress, to Capt. Isaac Hull, \ •i- • a Gold Medal with suitable emblems and devices ; and that the sura of thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, to be distributed as prize money, to the officers And crew of the United States* frigate the Consti tution of 44 guns, according to the pro visions of u the act for the better go vernment of the navy of the U. States,” in testimony of the high sense, enter tertained by Congress of the gallantry, good conduct and services of Captain Hull, the officers ai d ciew of the said frigate Constitution, in attacking, van quishing, and capturing the British fri gate Guerricre, mounting 54 carriage guns, thereby exhibiting an example highly honorable to the American cha racter and instructive to our rising navy. Mr. Seybert after some observations moved to amend this resolution by in inserting after “ devices** and that a sil ver impression of the same be piesentcd to each officer, seaman and marine, who composed tiie crew of the frigate Con stitution in the gallant victory alluded to. Mr. Wright thought it would be bet ter to refer the resolution to a special committee. Mr. Chcvcs coincided with M»\ Wright and moved that it lie on the ta ble, till the President’s Message bad been disposed of, for the purpose ol referring it to the committee to whom that part of the Message which alludes f/. - t_T .1 I _ ... f_J ^ “'wv v? uni >inu u ivi uw iviCUCUi On motion of Mr. Widgery it was ordered that 2000 copies of the Presi dents Message of yesterday he printed. Mr. Goodwiu offered a resolution for the appointment of Chaplains for the session which was laid on the tabU. A resolution from the senate was read for appointing a joint committee to su perintend the purchasing books, See. for the Library. Also a message from the senate an nouncing the adoption of a resolution for the appointment of two chaplains to officiate in the two houses during the session. The resolution was agreed to by tho IIouj.0. Adjourned half past twelve o’clock. COMMUNICATED. Fall of Ram for Oclobrr !812. ins. t/ious. 3 Rain commenced abmit noon and continued, with little intermission tiil some time in the following night —this, together with a lit tle that fell the night pre ceding, amounted to 1 030 5. Rain commenced about 4 o* clock P. M. and commut'd a considerable part ol the night following 0 223 12. Slight lain—no apparent depth. 14. Slight rain in the right 0 C15 15. Commenced raining about 3 P. M. and continued showery during the night 0 325 21. Showery during the night 0 095 22. Began to rain about sunset, and continued to lain with I considerable violence great j part of the night 0 945 25. Rain commenced about 9 A. Al. and continued mode rately, with scvural inter missions, through the. day 0 250 27 Bf'gan to rain about 11 A. M. and continued to rain, with little intermission, all duy, k a considerable part of the following night 1 $52 Total, 4 235 N. B. The tot I fall of rain in Wash ington, during the month of October, UIO, was 0 958. Matthew Lyon has come forward as a candidate lor Elector, and has published an address against the present adminis tration, containing much shrewdness k independence of mind.—Fed. Rc/iub. NEW-YORK, Nov. 3 INTERESTING REPORT. A letter from a ytiuiig gentleman in Utica, dated the 28th ult. has the follow ing postcript annexed, which we hope may prove n*ue, although from a consi deration of all circumstance s of the mail, the lino of expresses, and the steam-boat, we cannot yield it our full credit before another mail or other con veyance shall confirm or dissipate it. u An express from (Jen Smyth, on the great western turnpike, dt -tined to head quarters, states that he (Sn jth) had taken Port George and Fou Kuc.’* «* Columbian. TRENTON, Not. 2. On Thursday an act directing the mode of appointing Electors of Presir dent and Vice-President of the U. States on the part of this slate, passed both houses. By this act the Congress Election, which under the old law t8t7,V<ftild ba?6 taken place ®n Tuesday and Wtfl* nesdsy nett, is postponed to a future pc* riod. This will be an acceptable metis sure to the public. The hurrying of ong election so »oor. after another at this bit* *y season oi the year, was embarrassing and irksome to the people. It wai titt necessary, as the new members could wot take their seats till the 4th of Marti next. I he electors of P, esident and Vic<5 President will be appointed by the joidt meeting, according to the eld establish ed mode, when General Waohtr.gloii was ;:t our he.;d—Kver since this mode was departed from, the country has beeft going down hid to ruin. It wasjngh tune there was a change. HJ 8LIC~8aT.E. ^ ON Saturday next the 7th inih at half nast 3 o’clock, will be solcboti Merchants* Wharf, on a credit? without reserve, 42 Hhds. St Kitts Sugar, 5 do New-Urltans do; 21 BbJs do. do. I Tierce ar.4 9 Bags Coffee, 30 Boxes first quality Spanish Sega^Sj 6 quarter Casks London P. Teneriffd Wine. # Bales Cotton—and 1500 Bushels Ground Allum Suit. ' P-'HIdP G. M Uibi . LLKUs November 6 Jt AT 1 EN riOM Independent Blurs—In coiiscquenrd rt the notice given by the adjutant hi this day’s paper, there will be no mustbi* of the company unfit fir-her erdtrs. Hy order of rhe Cnfitai>i. John Boyer 1 si Scrgts Nov. 6. Cavalry Orders! ! The members of the Alexandria Cavalry are requested t» parade in complete lorm with arms and 9 round* of blank Cartridges, at nine o'clock in the fore* noon, at the Market Square, to march hom thence precisely at ten o’clock M \V ashington to join the other Cavalry of the Distiict ur.der the commaud of Gol« Commandant Taylor. By order of the Captain. November 6 11 •• -—— — ■■■ ■■■ iii . Fifty Cents Reward. RAN AWAY lrom the subscribed oft the 20th of September last, an Appier** lice bi y by the name of William Furncrtf bound to learn the shoe-making bu^fnesaf about twelve years of age, t^ell grown f had on when he went away a liomcspttrt yellow-striped jacket and pantiloonS* I will give the above reward to any per* son who will deliver b*m to me. I uti* dr r«tand he is now living at the Glass5 W ot ks in Baltimore. Wm. Revno'ds. N. B. I forewarn a?i persons fron? harboring him, suci maUe.-.s of vcrvelS from taking him a wav, as I am deter* mined to put the law in iwice pgatnSf all such offenders. \Y. R. November 6 • 3tA - -- —. — i , . - -* ^ l'Al^L GO;;j*vj. John Lloyd, Has received bn the shift .1rgn a very general assortn.enf of Seasonable GOODS, Consisting principally of Flann*fgj Blankets. Flushings, Coatings," Broad Cloths, Plains, Kersevs, Waistco.itingfcij Worsted uhd Colton Hosiery, Munched* try, Sec. &c.—most 0f them at lowest ...wi ...ij-i.n,.:._:11 :--U* |#i ivvo—-uim.u in «/v i vi*t< r for sale by the piece or package in a few days. September 29 - dlwjtawtf. ARROWSMIT*S GRAND MAPS OF THE WORLD AN» OP THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD, Elegantly executed, colored and var nished bv American Artists on can749 and rolkis, are just teceived for sde by JAMES KENNEDY, Sen. November 2 eofit 2000 Dollars. ON the 17ih of next month, the PO TOMAC and SHENANDOAH NAVIGATION LOTTERY com mence* drawing, when the first draw# number will be entitled to the handsom# sum of 2009 dollars. 77/4 SCHEME CONTAINS 1 prize of $ 20.000 .1 of 15,000 1 of 10,000 2 of 5/»00 4 of M 2 00# 10 of ICO ticlxcts. 15 of " ’ * 1.000 Pi e*cr.t price of Tickets $ 8 .50. Companies end individuals who pur chase at. hundred 'liefcets, will have 3 credit until thirty days after the drawing is completed, by giving a Rote with *p ' prurrd endorser* for the amount. A correct Check of the drawing will be kept. T'ukets mtnnined, Scheme# iuiidshed, and all information respecting the Lottery, turnwht-d.grais by R. Gray, Opposite the Wfoiling ton TavefHi ! R, GRAY has fnf He a few *amht r . fcd undrawn .TICKETS- in at\\ of tb* Lotteries now drawing in Baltimore* Jthtf at the Baltimore J>rke:j. i October 8 ;# i i ‘ .