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t^t»«rd;am! I know
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Lvstabiiity in Paris,
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pot his office, witu
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to owi. character and
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7«i to his count ry
hplace them in the
it of hen or and fair
dot Mr. Warden**
:cv. ci Consul at
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ThJiic should
know something. In the first place it
is well known that the United States,
neither has at present, nor has had for
maDy years past, any secretary of lega
tion abroad whatever. Certain Ameri
can gentlemen, who were desirous of
making a more distinguished appearauce
in society, or of travelling to advantage
in Europe, have ot late years, occasion
ally been dubbed Secretaries of Legation
by the complaisance and politeness o,
the American mini-ters ; hut they had
no legitimate title to that office, nor did
they ever perform the duties of it. One
of the persons alluded to in the letter in
question, was a clerk in Mr. Barlow’s
office, a Frenchman, who had resided
for some time in America, but who, pre
vious to Mr. Barlow's arrival in France,
was employed in a police office in one of
the northern dopartmems—the other is
an American, who some years ago was
consul at Havre, but had for some time
patt been displaced from that office, aud
never since held an appointment under
the United States. This gentleman was
left in Paiis by Mr. Barlow when ho
went to Wtlna, to assist his clerk in the
business »f bis office.
And these a. e the persons whom the
writer of this letter would have entrust
ed with the papers and the functions of
the American legation in France—Nei
ther of them enjoying the confidence, or
holding any office under the government
of the United State*.
But Mr. Warden is an United Irish -
reari) ami this, in the opinion of this stur
dv advocate of American honor, is a
great crime. I have heard that.Mr.
Waiden is an Irishman by birth, but that
he came very young to this country, ami
resided for many years in this state, pre
viously to his accompanying General
Armstrong to France. I know not whe
ther he w as one of that brave and patri
otic band who nobly dared, like the saint
ed heroes of American independence, to
attempt the emancipation of their coun
try, but who, alas ! were not like them
successful in their galhnt and virtuous
efforts.
The charge of not attending the meet
inc: of the American* to address Mrs.
Barlow, and to wear mourning, is too
ridiculous to deserve an answer;—and
with respect to the allusion to some
pieces published in one of the Is. York
pipers, more is meant than meets the
eye. That cortain consul alluded to,
now appears very desirous of giving a
sop to Cerberus, but he shall not clip it
in another’s dish. 1 can confidently af
firm, that Mr Warden is perfectly in
nocent of the ba*e accusation. He is
incapable of so mean and despicable a
trick.
It would be indelica'e to enter more
particularly into an investigation of that
natter, a3 it might revive a personal
controversy now entirely ai rest.
The writer of this defence of Mr.
Wurd »o, has I. ft his name with the prin
ters of the Nctv-York. Gazette, and he
trusts ttio^o printers who have publish*
«d the u extract of a letter from Paris,”
in which Mr. Warden is attacked in so
unmanly a manner, will have the gene
rosity and the justice to give publicity
to this answer. R.
J^rom the Boston Ccntinch April 21.
From Bermuda* April 7.—“ I
hate just arrived here from the C-he
sapeak, which we left the SOth uit.
in rompotiy with seven other prizes,
under convoy of the Junon frigate.
My shin wins cut out of James’ River,
lev i\\9 boats ot* the British blockad
ing squadron;and has been sent here
forjtrial. I have not been Allowed to
land yet: but learn, that a large force
is shortly expected from England;
with all the vessels and apparatus for
the bombardment of places—Some of
the ketches arc already here. We have
just heard that the Hornet has de
stroyed an English brig of war.—
'While or board the Mnrihorough, 74b
guns, in the Chesapeake, I jvns treat
ed with great politeness and atten
tion hy the Commander* Admiral
< ockhurn, who unites the gentleman
with the seaman.”
CHARLESTON, April 20 .
Extract of a Inter from St. J\Iarys} da
ted 10M instant, received by yester
day's Southern MaU*
%i1 suspect a new o*d“r of things will
l: ke place at Amelia shortly ; the patri
otic war, I presume, is finished—Gen
1jixcknky is expected here to-morrow, <
to atone for the misdeeds of Gen. Mat
thews, and to restore order.**
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7 o be bold at Public Vendue,
On the 19th of the next month, at *3
c*c! v k, at the Coflee House,
a va uab!e Water Lot,
Next be c-.v John Hunter*:* ShipYard
exterding i;cm the errner ol Water
out AV U< * i cct eastward to the river
. *; uttiwr'd tut- full breadth ol hall
>n'i »e •< <: h»urth of the nurchase
tm : v *o b*. pVid !*• h- nd ami the tc
••*«»»*»vO it*, payments,at six,ni**c
,1 n.on*ns vt » interest
oin ,w“ day «*r sAe, and security giver
i«-*- :sf;, ; he Directors ol the Bank o
Alexandra.
John janney, Trustee,
tor W m Hamtshokne.
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ALEXANDRIA.
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FRIDAY, April 30.
u TO SKEW
THE TTSRT AGE k BODT <)? THE TIM*
KIS FORM AND PRESSURE-”
.IMPORTANT.
We learn, from credible authority,
that the Post-Master-Cenefal at Wash
ington, received a letter on Wednesday
last, from the Post-Master at Warren,
in the state of Ohio, informing him, that
the inhabitants of that town were in great
consternation, in consequence of the in
telligence whieh had just reached that
place, of the total destruction, by the In
dians, of a detachment of 250 Americans,
on their march from Fort Defiance to
join the army at Fort Meigs. It is ad
ded, that Gen, Nftrrbon was with this
detachment, and shared their melancho
ly fate If this painful event has
happened, we may expect to hear some
confirmatory account of it in a few days.
THE CONTRAST.
In looking over some old papers we
accidentally met with the following ex
tract from Mr. Jefferson’s Inaugural
Speech of 1805, which a conspicuous
democratic paper of that day presents to
its readers, with several very comforta
ble reflections, as will be hereafter
seen.
extract.
4< At home, fellow citizens, vou best
know whether we have done well or ill.
The suppression of unnecessary offices
of useless establishments anti expenses,
enabled us to discontinue our internal
taxes. These covering our land with
officers and opening our doors to their
intrusions, had already begun that pro
cess of domiciliary vexatian which, mice
entered is scarcely to be restrained from
reaching successively every article of
produce and property.”
Here the Editor, filled with rapture
and astonishment at this picture of na
tional p>osperitv, exekims:
u What a contiast ! The American
repubiie happy, prosperous, 8cgr>win :
into mighty imp aiar-ee ; while destruc
tion, bankruptcy, ar.d oppressive bur
thens, threaten the annihilation of the
British nation. Tax upon tax is levied
upon all classes of pooplc—they must
be paid, and the payment robs them oi
that which thousands want t« procure
the necessaries of iife. But in America
it is very different. We msy use the
language bf our worthy President, and
ask, ‘‘ what farmer, what mechanic, what
laborer sees a tux-gatherer oi the United
States” ? Our wise and economical in
ternal and external regulations havr en
abled government to discontinue all in
ternal taxes, and at tl»e same time rapid
ly to diminish tho national debt. But in
G Britain, with a revenue oi 23,000,0001.
sterling, u loan of r.errfy that amount js
required to defray the extraordinny ex
penses of government. O prodigality
where is thy blush 1”
These at e precious morccaus, and de
serve a little chewing. The President
Jefferson rests his claim to the approba*
tion of his fellow citizens, upon the tufi
fircssion of u nnecessary offices, usds**
establishments 'of rxfiences, end Che d:sy
continuance of internal taxes. Now, as
the servant is not greater than his mas
ter, it is fair to put the claims of the
present Chief Magistrate upon the same
footing, k to test his conduct uy the same
criteria. But alas! how far short does he
Cali of the glory which his predecessor
has on this occasion se modestly taken
to himself.
A fatal war has multiplied be
yond example unnecessary r ffices, ti6e
less establishments, < normoes ixprnces,
and oppressive, internal taxes A host
of officers, placeman and contractors
swarm over the land and fetrcn upon
the labors of the people. An army of
sixty thousand men is to be raised, and
jour thousand officers are to ccrrrVnand
it. Each man of this imroensoanny in
cluding the officers, must be pan],
:c«ordingto the ex pence of the mi
litary establishment for the last ye;»r,
the sum of nine hundred dollars—-fif
ty millionSs should this vast army be
brought into ttie field, will scarce
ly defray its necessary expenccs. In
stead of diminishing the national debt?
the government has already increased it
by thirty millions of dollars borrowed u
relieve its immediate exigencies ; and to
discharge the inirr«/ of this sum, Tax
*s of the most oppressive kind are to be
levied upon “ all classes of the people.*’
These taxes must be paid, and every
»< Farmer” every Mechanic** every
k Laborer” must prepare to meet “the
A
S ’ . \
tax gatherer at his door.” Instead of
that -happy -exemption from “ Domi*
cilary vexatious,” of which Mr. Joffer'
son Bpeaks with so much satisfaction*
private and public sanctuaries have been
alike violated with impunity—ihe per
sons and property of American citizens
forcibly seized and carried off to distant
places—and a system of military ropaci
ty begun ; which will “ successively
reach every article of produce atari pro
perty.” “ What a contrast” 1 Verily,
the adversary bath written a book.
VIRGINIA ELECTIONS.
courjvvtD.
Cen. Hungerford is elected from the
district tately represented by Mr. Talia
ferro, by a majority of 24 votes.
In Westmoreland, Messrs. Bailey and
Carmichael, federalists, are elected to
the Assembly; and John Campbell, Esq
federalist, is eleated to the Senate, by
majority of 154 votes.
WASHINGTON CITY, April 29
We have seen letters from Fort
Meigs, tht Head Quarters of the North
Western Army, dated the 1 Sth inst. at
which time all was well. They v.ero in
; hourly expectation cf an attack fro w
the British forces, and were prepared
to give them a warm reception.
Jambs Rush, of Pennsylvania, ha?
been appointed by the President Trcn
sorer of tli® Mint of tnc Unhed State?,
vice Benjamin Rush, deceased.
Capt. DaGres, late of the Guerrier, has
bern appointed to be governor of the
British Noval Asylum-=-to a very lucra
tive situation —/t»«ton Ccntintl.
The Blscksmiths-of Philadelphia have
advet tised that Stone Coal is now selling
in that Chy, for owe dollar and twenty
Jive rents a bushel l ! This scarcity
must arise from the stoppage of com
munication with England, and with the
rivers of Virginia. Philadelphia used to
be supplied with coal irom Liverpool,
and James River.
\ letter from Pinckney villc, Missis
sippi Territory. dated 14th March; states
that the revolutionary troops in New-.
Mexico, were ai Labadie, surrounded by
a host of Spanish troops, and it was sup
posed the former would be taken arid
aunt to work in the mines. Col. M’Gee,
their commander, was dead.
A loiter datod RockhaN, Md. April
19, says—“ The order of requisition
was issued by Lieutenant Coi. Reed, on
Thursday last, about 11 o’clock A M.
(the enemy having made his fmt appear
mice off Annapolis, at 9 o’clock) and
sent express to the adjutant of the Low.
«r Regiment. The adjutant .nad left
home for th« upper parr of the county—
notwithstanding this disappointment, 4
full companies*, with their baggage, were
a' Rockhail by 9 o'clock at night, two
of them for Cbestertown on foot ; and
early on Fr iday, the whole regiment was
mustered and equipped and placed on
active duty. The troops are all well
organised, and stationed along the shore
from Eastern Neels. Island to Farlce
Point; head quarters here : camp in the
woods at Harris’ Cross Roads. The
staff officers have had incessant labor &
fatigue. The men are fast recovering
r _ .i _:_ r_.:_ _ u:._u _
11 v/11 v uiou iti ,v’
and will fight, if they offer a chance.
The barges have been constant in mo
tion up and down tbe'shores from Swan
Island, (which the seem to have Uken
pnssesrion ®f) as far up as Worton Point.
One of the ship* lay off GlanvilP*.—The
light ships arc mostly shifting about the
ship. They fir*d a few shots at on.*
guards on the bank on Saturday. The
balls were picked up. Thre* men de
serted and came on shore last night near
Hine’s from one of the brigs, in the
captain’s gig ; and are now under guard
They report, that four of them were in
the boat, that when the painter was cut
one gave the alarm and they hove him
overboard, and made their escape ”
JVatioxal Intelligencer.
From a London paper.
bonapartf.’s return from Russia.
From the moment that the great Ns
polion, the tutelary genius of Europe,
and the father of the hum in race, loft
Moscow, the whole of hi* attention wa*
bent on bis own personal safety—for the
attainment of this base and cowardly ob
ject one hundred thousand men have
died a thousand different deaths !—-Re
peatedly his situation wa* critical in the
extreme, even from the rengeance of
i is own starved follower*——they cursed
him as the author of t>.eir miseries—
For a long time he rode in a close car
riage, sui rounded by his half famished
r.r.d dispirited troops. At length the
men, indignant at seeing him sitting at
case a»<’ feeling no part of the calamities
he had so wantonly brought upon them,
cried aloud, **c has la voiture /** This ,
call was not to be slighted : Bonaparte
instantly quitted the vehicle, and mount
ed his horse, covered with his cloak and
muffled with fur. This condescension
did not however, appease his fellowers,
half naked,-and famish ng with cold
they again eritdtout “ a baa le manleau/’»
The great Napoleon, in compHar»C#
with the mandate of his soldiery, imme
diately threw off his cloak and fur, and
in conufikon with his men, exposed hi* '
person to, all the inclemencies *f th*
K■•oson.
However, profiting by exp^rieue* th*
sagred squadron was immediately form
ed to protect the great emperor fro u
the rising it donation of his afriny, ttti a 1
c. ppertunuy should be afforded of male*
in? his final escape. Since h's arrival
at Paris, the same spirit of disaffectio *
has broken out among hit wretched sub
-cis. Y hen his bust was broken in lha
theatre, the cry was 44 a bat Ic scelerat!**
The watchword throughout Europe will
speedily be the same !
TO MY AULD COAT.
Farewell1 farewell 1 long hast thou wont,
Tho’thread-bare, clouted now, and torn,
A trusty servant* e’en and morn.
To me thou’st been ;
And gratefu* still I winna scorn.
My guid auld frien**
A bield thou wast in stormy weather,
And mony a blast we’ve brav’d tog««
thcr ;
And mony a time did I consider,
With dowie mane,
What may I wad procure anither.
When thou wast gane.
f 4
I ne’er iras fend of being braw,
And Poets maun na often sa*
To cast their duddy cUUe awa*
When they twin bare;
Their thraldrom aften is na sma’
Fro they get mair.
! Ancf on a day I was right vain
To countenance thee as my ain,
Ann to protect ince frae the rain,
Wi* jci kin blue,
That stormy weather might na stain
Thv srlossv hue.
Corroding Time ! thy tooth deTOtuti
The brazen walls of massy towers,
And levels potentates and powers
To low est8to ;
Nor strength nor beauty here insures
A belter fate.
Sine# the best things decay ar.d rot,
Need I repine that my auld coat
Is doom'd to share the common lot,
And yield to time ?
Like it I soon shall he forgot—
For a'my rhyme.
NEW SHAD.
2£>o bbls. extra size, prime
SHAD, No. 1.
fom sale nr
jos ph Mandeville.
Corner •/ King If Fairfax Strt
Apr! SO
M j - - - • - ■ ■ ■■ -■*
• aurcl Grove for Sale.
BY virtue of a d:ed of trust to me,
ji’em Bustirod \V: snington, jun.
I vii i .tispove of the above estate to any
person inclined <o purchase*. It lies in
Wfistmoftiar.d county, on the riv©r Fo*
| mmac, jiu is supposed to contain about
8m* ^cres. The soil is rich and well
adapted to the production of corn and
wheat I understand that ft is well im
proved by a good Dwelling House,
oUier out houses and orchards.
For term*, a Dp) v subscriber.
Bush. Washington,
Mount Vernon.
Vfarzh 9 t wtf
PUBLIC SALE.
Pursuant to a Decree of
the Unitrd Stales Circuit Court for the
C* •*»niy of Alexandria will be sold at
Public Auction, on the fourth day of *
May next, it fair, on the premises, all
the JRcnl Estate of George M Munn, de
ceased. subject by iU3 will to tiie pay
ment it «»is debts, viz:
A valuable Lot of Ground
•n tha not ih sid** ofKmg Si) vet front
ing therwon eixty-ene feet eight inches,
and rosining back 100 fvet to a twelve
foot alley. Tbi* property is immediate
ly opposite the Diagonal Pump, and (he
most flourishing part of the Town
Also a large Frame J-iOUse
and Lot, on the corner of Prince and
Royal Streets, an excellent stand for a -
Grocery Store • '
One other Lot on the cor
ner of Prince and Fairfax Streets, with
its improvements.
A Two Story Brick Store,
and Dwelling House on Prince between
Union and Water Streets
A Frame House and Lot,
on Water between King and Prince
Street®, next door to Win. Dunlap's re
sidence.
Also a Moiety, say one
ha^f of Thirteen Acres of Land in the
coimty of Alexandria, on the old George*
town Road, nearly opposite Wm. Fra
zier's. Terras of sale, 6, 12,* fc 18
months credit for approved Negotiable
Notes, with satisfactory Endorsers, and
a lien on the property til! paid.
Mordecai Miller,
Executor yf Geo. McMunny dec'd,
April 16. Sawtds.
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