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7Tatty Gazette 7 Dollars.
Country Gazette 5 Dollars.
Tublic Sale.
% 9
On Tuesday next, the 28th inst. will b*
sold &t the Vendue Store, coiner of
Peiuce and Frirfax streets,
Simr in hogsheads and barrels
Nevv England rum in hhds. I? barrels
Imperial and ^ oung H vson 1 eas in
Lemons in boxes
London particular Tenenffe wine it
whole and halt pipes
Almonds in bags
Prunes in boxes
Que«n3;varein crates
Furniture, i^c.
A variety of Dry Goods, consisting oi
Imperial and Sennets cords
Irish linens
Co ten shirtings
Cambric and leno muslins
Domestic cottons
Madrass handkerchiefs, <|*c.
Sattins, levantines & Virginia silks.
P. G. MarsUlltr.
V May 25__
- On Tuesday the 28th of May, at S o1
clock, if fair, if not, the first fair day,
will be sold on the premises,
Mv Rope Walk and Stock on hand,
consisting of far’d \ arn VV hits \ arn
and Tar.
Nathaniel H Heath>
£§r Terms liberal, and made known
at the place of sale..
P. G. Marsieller.
May 13 ts
Cotton and Bice.
This Day tending from ti e slonp Emily ,
from Savannah,
Cotton and Kice, of a superior quality,
and for sale by
Bryan Hampsun & Co.
May 27
Naval Stores
Just received from Wa^hington, Nortb
129 barrels Pitch
96 ditto tar
25 ditto rosin
S ditto spirits turpeniiue.
500 barrels tar
S00 diito ror.in
100 ditto turpentine.
13 pipes eogniac brandy
5 ditto Holland gtn
S puncheons N. E. rum
5 pipes superior coguiac brandy
100 bags green coffee
20 seroons tallow
19 August ura bark
1 barrel green coffee
2 screons fiotant indigo
4 hogsheads Dutch madder
1200 o\e horns
50 tierces and half tierces nee
50 barrels prime pork
50 ditto ditto beef
6 tons round bolt iron
5 tons logwood
3 ditto lignumvitae
4 bales company long clothes
£0 pieces Hoi land sail duck
2 tons cordage 1
1 hothead soft shelled almonds
for &Jc ,?v
i'LYvON and DUN DAS.
Uay Z? 6t
' t West-Indies or Coastwise,
. The elegant and very fast sail*
&&&* 'gSloop Kmilt. L. Cross, mas
ter 5 wiii take a f.eight for the West In
dies o. Coastwise, on moderate terms.
She carries 7C0 barrels. Apply to
5 mo. 27 6t
For Freight,
. jr,vpjr f he fii e. faT-saiting brig Age
aSfaPflHfo Martin, master; burthen
fthotit 140ft barrels, will take freight for
*e We t Indies or South of Eu>opu on
* moderate term*. Apply to
5 mo. 27___
Hugh Smith and Co.
Pave received by late arrivals, a geti6
ral assortment id
\V A R E,
Which i» tow opening and for sale at
mluced prices. colm
>lay 15 t _T ..
• * Tl.e editor® of the Sa.iocal I»
Mli-eecer, Lee-bor* W a»hwgtor.ian
' S^inchester Gaxnte, are requested
% insert the above and sead their ac
counts to this office.
j Public Sale.
By vi tue of a deed of trust to the sub
-cribers, will be sold, at tue Alexandria
‘oftee-House. on Monday, the 17th of
‘une, that iarge and commodious thre<*
tory Warehouse and the Lot on vvhicl
t stands, situated on the north side of
\.ing- street, and next the dock that di
odes Irwin’s from Ramsay’s wharf,
nmting on Ramsay’s wharf forty feet,
md the same on King-street—at present
tccupied by John Adam and Jacob Mor
gan. Terms of sale cash.
R. I. Taylor, and
\\\ Herbert, junior,
May 16. dts
Ladies’ Shoe-Maker.
Informs the public, he has opened .
shop on King street, between Royal am
Pitt, opposite Mr. Beeler’s, confectioner
where all orders will be thankfully re
ceived and punctually attended.to. H
time will be principally occupied in b»
spoke work. Those who favor him wif
their custom, may depend that the mate
rials and workmanship will be inferior ti
none for fashion, neatness and durability
for cash only. The time spent and diffi
culty in collecting small accounts, mus
plead an apology for this determination
May 25 ^
Valuable Property J or Sale.
■ ILL be sold to the highest bidder,
on the premises, on Thursday the
20th day of June,
1 liri UMOiN Juil.<LSf
situated on the North Branch of Rappa
hannock river, in the County of Culpep
per, about 28 miles above Fredericksburg,
and 11-2 miles below Norman’s Ford,
•tinning two pair of f> feet burr stones.
& a pair of country stones, with Evans’s
machinery, complete.—ALo. a Tract or
Land containing 400 acres, on whmlv
there is a dwelling-house,and other build-;
And on Saturday the 22d day ci June,
an the premises, one other Mill, situate
in Orange v pun tv, about 50 miles above
Fredericksburg, on the South Branch of
appahannock, running one pair of six
feet burr stones, and a pair of countn j
stones, with Evans's machinery, and h
wool carding machine, complete: with a
valuable Saw-Mill on the opposite side of
tire liver*
Attached to this property arc Tv\o
Lots of Ground containing about sk
acres, on which are a dwelling-house and
•ther buildings, and near it 450 acres
of wood land, heavily timbered with
pine and oak.
Both of the mills are in fine wheat
neighborhoods, and commanding in the
dryest seasons an abundance of w ater.
The terms will be made accommodating.
A private sale would be preferred, ir
which event due notice will be given.
John JUcocks.
Union Mills, CuJpeper,
Mavl8 —20 d4w
Shad and Herring.
Harper and Fendatl> have just receiv
ed and offer for sale,
750 barrels prime Herring
150 ditto ditto Shad.
Mav 15
Landing at Lawrason & Fowle’s wharf,
from the schooner Morning Star, P.
R. Page, master, frGin Havre de
1 case white and black crapes,
1 do Lavantine handkerchiefs? with
colored borders
Long black and white silk gloves
1 case men’s and women’s black
and white silk hose
2 do Florences, assorted colors
2 do Levantine do do
4 do taffetas do do
1 do ladies kid gloves, assorted
sizes bi d colors
3 do men’s leather gl ves
1 ditto green sewing silk for um
1 ditto sewing silk, assorted cols.
I Do. Oil skin hat covers,
1 Do. Cambrcs,
X Do. Long Lawns, Cambric hk».
Shirt buttons.
1 Do. White Chip Fats,
1 do. black and white crape, and
gauze fans,
The above goods were purchased wit’*
cash, a. d selected by the best houses at
Lyons and Paris, and will be sold at a
small advance by,
J. & i. Vowel],
Lawrason §■ Fow’e.
Landing from said Schooner and for salt'
{as above ;
25 pipes old cogniac brandy, of a
superior quality
1 &n cases champaine, 2 dozen each
60 ditto medoc claret, 2 dozen each
May 17
* JJipt Candles
• 64 boxes for sale.
Jhnieville and Larmonr.
Ma;- ir
, ' —k
From the Couranf.
The authority of ancient custom and
usage, has in a great many instances been
•ouT.d to be paramount to the authority
>f law. The boors of Russia readily al
lowed Peter the Great to be sole master
of their lives ; but his meddling with
rheir beards and with the manner of their
[dress, threw them into a furious rebet
« The excessive veneration the Chinese
have for the customs and usages of their
ancestors, utterly prevents improvement;
■ or all improvement is change, and the
least change in regard to ancient usages,
startles them, as it it were an act ol dar
• tig iinpietv.
What could 1 do ? It is the cus
tom s” was the answer of a Hindoo young
man to a Christian missionary, who re
oroved him for setting tire to the pile on
which his mother \v*»s placed, to be burnt
ive. Neither could a leained Brainin;
h ive given any better reason. It was
♦he custom of the country to burn wo
nen, along with the corpses of their bus
>ands ; a custom handed down Irom re—
note progenitor" : and that was enough,
mt only to satisfy an immense popula
"on, of its propriety, but t<» inflame them
•■"ith a furious zeal in its behalf.
The oldest race upon ihe face of the
arth, has retained its customs, usages &
manners, unaltered to the present oav.
The Arab now lias the san e customs. &
isa^es, and the tame distinct features of
character, that the Arab bad four thous
and years ago.
“ [n China, blows 3re felt, in sn far
as they are painful, and no other, f ifty
•lows of the bamboo, inflicted, to the na
ked body, is no disgrace; because there
it has been time out of mind a standing
custom to flog, not only the common sort
but even magistrates arm me mgnesi '
fleers of the realm 5 stripping them to;
that purpose, of nil but nature’s robe.
Accordingly the Chinese arc a nation
without honour: they have not a par
t cle of what Europeans, and their A
merican descendants, call honour. |
And what wakes the difference r Cus
forrt. The Europeans, and we their de
scendants, are of Gothic ancestry, i he
Goths, who overturn and conquered wes-j
tern Europe, and incorporated in its
whole system tkeir own feelings, usage*!
|a d manners, was one of the most fero
IrioHS race* of savage neu that was ever
[known. They had rather die the:
cruellest of deaths, than receive an un-,
[revenged blow, I
1 The chronicle of the Cid, translated,
from the Spanish by Robert Southey, gives
a strong instance. In tho eleventh cen
tury—at a period when the feelings ancl^
the customs of the Spaniards v.cre al-;
together Gothic—Diego Lanez, chief o.
a noble hou-e, received 2 blow from the
count Don Gomez:—file consequences,
are described in the t’id, as follows! I
•4 Now' Diego was a man in years, and
his strength had passed from him, sOj
that he;could not take vengeance, and he
retired to his home to dwell there and*
N.ment 'iver his dishonour. And he took
no pleasure in his food, neither could he
3lrep bv the night, h< r would he lilt I’p]
his eves from the ground, nor stir out of
his house, nor commune with his friend*,
hut turned from them in silence as it
die breath of hi3 shame w»<u!d taiio
them.”—Diego continued, year after year
in this sullen melancholy mood, till kis
son Rodrigo coming ct age, went out ar.o
defied Don Gomez, and slew, him, ant
smote off his head, and carried it to his
father. *4 The old man was sitting at ta
ble, the food lying before him untastei .
! a, . . J .. 1 _1_1 I
v.iteri uoungo reiuniiu. jjviuifg *•■
the head w hich hung from the horse
collar, dropping blood, he hade him loJ
up, lor there w as the herb that bhtujii
restore him to appetite : the tongue,
quoth he, which insulteJ you, is no lon
ger a tongne, and the hand which wrong
ed you, is no longer a hand. And the
old man arose and embraced his son and
piaced him above him at the table, saying,
that he who had brought home that lie*.,
should be head ct the house of Layu
Cal vo.”
From the period of the genera* col)
quest of Western Europe by the Gothesj
• o the peuod of the Reformation, thatpor_
tmn of the r rid was in a condition oi i
i»or ibi<- barbarism : for though the
natiorn* ini abitinff it were cH'led bv 1
e> # t *
Christian name. their christianitv was a •
mere mummery of ritual and ceremony, '
that scarcely at all affected th.e heart m
the life. he Kcloru.ation. aided by the 4
newly inverted art of printing, spread ;
anidly abroad the knov. ledge of the doc
' ires amt precepts of the Divine Re- ’
deemer: and about toe same time Li- !
•eiature und the ai ls revived, and robbery 1
and piracy gave place to fair and peaceful 1
commerce, which bound together the na
tions in her golden chain. Gloiious wei e ‘
the consequences of these combined ]
causes. Many of ti e barbarous cutdoras 1
ot former ages we»e abandoned! some*
instantljr, and others gradually. A de- :
gree of pureness ot rooials succeeded to 1
an immoral and debasing supersti ution; *
civilization to barbarism ; refinement to 1
revolting coarseness \ and the mild, so- *
cial, anu domestic virtues, to the vaunt1* *
ol brutal strength and ferocious valour.
And yet one of the mosi barbarous cus-4
toms of our savage progenitors the1
Gothes, is still retained, and even held
in honour: I mean The Duel. 1 hi*
Gothic custom, disgraceful even to sa
vages, has field its ground for thirteen1
centuries y and, to tbe burning sname of
the ntrp. and country in which we live, i
-rill has its votaries among the uppci
classes of society, as a youag Hindo
Joses hi- Cast if he declines assisting n
the immolation ot his mother $ so a youn,
American "of rank is considered as de
graded it he refuses to spill the blood ot
anyone, evil a familar acquaintance,
that has affronted him !
Our readers will probably peruse with in
terest, the following sketch of the
once far fan ed 4* Mistress o.‘ tl.c
World*,” from the journal of an En
glish traveller :
_Alas!—Rude fragments now
Lie scatter’d where the shapely column
stoo<! ;
Her palaces are dust !
Rome, June 10, 1813—.1 was at Rome
in the year 1791 : the city then contain
ed 100.000 inhabitants, the luxuriy in
equipage and liveries was considerable 5
in many of the great house- the foreignei
met with a hospitable reception, and eve
ry thing indicated a great and opulent
capital. I entered the city this time by
(he same road, at d instead of carriages,
was met by droves of oxen, goats & half
wild horses driven along by black eyed
I herdsmen armed with long pikes and
muffled up in (heir cloaks, they looked
like tartars. The dust raised by the cat
tle filled the air. *i hese herdsmen with
their charge, seek every evening, within
the wall*, a refuge from the pestiferous
atmosphere of the environs. They take
possession of the quarters and palaces
which are abandoned to them by the po
pulation, in proportion as it diminishes,
and is crowded together with the un
wholesome air into the centre of the ci
ty. The Porta Popuili, the Traustiberine
quarter, and those 0: the Quirinal & the!
Mountain oi tne l nmiy, are a eauy ue
scrtetl by their inhabitants, and country
people have settled xn them. The popu
lation of Rome is reduced to 100,000!
souls, and this number includes morej
than 40,000 vire dressers, herdsmen and
gardeners. Extensive districts of the ci
ty are transformed into villages, a*id are
occupied by rustics, driven by the insa
lubrity ot the atmosphere from their for
mer dwellings. Such a pi odigieus depo
pulation in the short space of 22 year s, is
almost unprecedented. I he political e
vents cl that period have doubtless con
tributed much to its diminu ion; but the
principal cause n ust be sought in the ge
neral relation of Rome, and in the effect*
of its noxious atmosphere. J his scourge
is every year making fresh encroach
ments ; every year overspreads street-,
places and quartets, and every year i'.^<
baneful influence must augment; because
it acts in an inverse ratio to the assist
ance opposed by the population. The
fewer the inhabitants, the greater the
number of victims; anil every funeral is
the avant courier cl many more. T ha’
period therefore is probably not far dis
tant, when this queen of cities will be
completely shorn of her splendor, and no
thing be left of her but that glorious name
which time cannot destroy. The travel
ler v ill then find at Rcn.<?, as he row
does at VoIte«a, nought L-uJ a vast col
lection of monuments, palaces and runis <
f every age. T lie markes of near ap
proaching dectruCtion are impressed upon
e\ery part of Rome. As thcie are many
mo<e lotuses than inhabitants, no | erson
thinks of repairing his own if it becomes
ruinous, he seeks another elsewhere ; to
mend a door, &c. would be deemed la
bour thrown away—they would tumble
down, anil as they fall are left lying- In
his v anner. numbers of convents are
uuw transformed into ruinous shc-!!r; ma
mV pa,aces are become uninhabited, <*. ml
one tases the trouble even to secure tbeii
<io<rs. This abandonment, this riaitei
population filling the streets with their
ca:tie, air- ady present striking charac
terises of decay and ruin.
Amid this neglect of private buildings,
a strong anxiety for the preservation of
antiquityas time has spared, is observa
b!e The government are carrying on
works upon en extensive plan, according
to which ail those which are partly co- i
vered with rubbi-h, are to be cleared.!
and to be connected ai d grouped, that
[these precious relics shall present a view
[at once picturesque and agreeable.
All the environs of the Vatican, with
the exception of the main street con- j
ducting to it, likewise abandoned to
herdsmen. I was particularly struck
v ith their desolute appearance, early .
one morning, when I set out to visit St
l eter’$. The sun had just risen when,
1 reached the great square, the doors < I
the Cathedral were s'ili shut; profound j.
silence **very where prevailed, except at ^
a distance 1 heard the bells of thecal- »
tie returing to their pasture. Not a man
wasto be^ seen, and! arrived in the jj
t ore -court without hiving met with one ‘
human being. The coolness of the morn r
ing, and the tints of the dawn, diffused .
an inexpressible charm Over the en a
chanting solitude. I beheld the tempi**,
its colonades, and the sky before me,
and never had my mind so deeply feel
the sublime magnificence of nature, at
the moment of separation between day
and n*ght.
At length the doors of the church open
ed, and its bells announced the opening
day, but in vain did their sound summon ■ A
the Christian to their devotions. Not a v
soul came to implore the blessing of hea
ven. Tl his temple, the most splendid
monument that the world ever raised ti
l”ie divinity, tMa tc»p!e. gW
“ a desert, the grass g,o ,s iB.f 7*
:iiurts, and moss springs ,.;>on
t already relates ti e glare ,lld
;er,ce cl past ages, and p ,pai(., ,‘,f 7
■‘aim to futuie generation, the,
"'d the piety ol the times a which it
»«u tided. v',‘ 'Vii
To aid the cause of virtu- and rdi*^
From the Evangelical 'epositury
Happy effects attending tiie distribukn
oi Religiuus Ti acts.
Mr. Murtlteim. a Jew, and anemi tEt
merchant, who has lour coti.[i!ii,g)lllUs 1
in ihe Mediterranean; one ’on tie J
uf Barbary, another at Smyrna, a Jv!
at Sandai van, in the Levant, ar.d ^
fourth at Mai'a, a-nib > i.s convert*
(o ctiiibtiaiiii}. To the L earing of ( j
upon one of the tracts ^ransiated iulo
Italian) published by the London Society
for promoting Christianity among \\\
Jews. The last inteilige cc of this U*
jliever in Jesus, states, that he is active.
|iy employed in endeavoring to extend to
others those blessings which he himself
has received. One of his conveits, ;;
Ciiam, a Jew of Barbarvy>b-erves,
jif all were known that Mr. M. [)U8 (;
I to spread the knowledge of the glorioi
gospel of Jesus Christ, he \ ould be copy.
;dered almost equal to oi:s if the Apcj*.
From a respectable Clergymen in l,
“ Mr. Tract boy, set o t yesterdav 0q
his travels, with his basket well £»led
w’iih Bibleg and Testaments, and chosen
i'racts*. It w ill amuse you to iiearthat
his favorite place is a Fair—where.u
soon as lie hears a bail *d singer wo.
claiming his vile ui:d corrupt trash,U
approaches the cro>\d, and Liidlt de.
elares the falsehood of what he *21 s; 2^
the-n reads some interesting account d 4
sudden death} 01 the conversion of a no*
(crious sinner The simplicity cf l.ij
manners, and the confidence of trr.fi,
which is evident in his whole conduct,
gain him many purchasers. Thosi v.b
cotrie with their halfper.ee to buy thevi
cioits song3, prefer the Tracts of this ex*
traordinary boy. Here intimi. aieli:e
weak things of the v/uiid raised up to
confound the wise P
From a Minister at a sea j'ort in f ore*
«* Some time ago f ventured to reprove
two naval Officers, v\h» were swearing in
I he most horrid manner ; the reproof
excited Mich indignation, that I thought
it prudent to retire, but flaiirg that £
l*i ujuiiice against religious peisofij-fiigM
remain cn their minds, I .ceot t! cm bine
tracts, with No. SO on the 3d command
ment uppermost 3; and requested by let
ter that they would accept of tl e excel
lent lines ol this tract as my apology for
reproving them. Under the Lies.org of
God, these little messeng.«■* ‘*1 i-wcf
accomplished more than all my argu
ments, for the next morning,! ;ecdud
a very handsome note apologizing
their ludeness, and thanking me for the
eproof and for t he present of little books)
he same day 1 went on biaid the slop,
ind was received with eveiy po.-siH#
it(e 11 lion, and left several tracts for ttf
Land for bale.
Jt Tract of lard is cSVred f? fit,
dtuate in Frederick county, Virpi-h
vithin one mile of Berryville,
78 acres This land was !c.i filerljt5e
iroperty of Col. Giiffin lav»er. ^
Merchants Bank Note?, or N,4e,f*
,ny *f the Banks of the, fiisliict of *>
uinbia will be received in pajnr.srt—
For further particulars
Apply to the Ira
May 16 " -
For Freight of
To the Wes&ndies cr Evrepa
rf'vS. i he brig Hichniocd/
CarTf. Malirre;
5^#£ (Phi.ad.lpM8 ^
tMg^ttvvccn t3 an4 M1(10 Ij 1:t:rc!>*
is in compute order, reauy lor tsi
eeplicn of a cargo. *n ift"’
If no annlication be vrrJz »" a, ,
davs, she will take fre«g!*4 l"i ll", t0
kihia or New York. For terms ^
it he Master on board or
. arose U&>{
I 1‘ebruarv Z7 , —
j For Sale.
Pursuant to a decree of the ^ ^
tourt of the District of CoI;,n."f ‘r ?crf
county of Alexandria, JT-ace 1 VWidt
Leroy Cash, against Y' ‘ jet*;fce
and others,, will be offered m ™ ^
highest bidder, for cash, on in ^ i ^
>es, on Monday the tki.u <*A
next, a I,of of Grmiucl situmf
■tree',, between Alfie;! ‘ ^-eet.—
and (routing £4 icet «•» r .'tlC|i,
-ale to commence at e £<'n
Thomsen *'• “!l
James M'iiw
Mav 20 .
Wanted to >■
1 Few P!,lls-.0; Jf^orJ8incf. !i'
/V spection oi 13»J> . jv to
which cash will be given. - f •
Alexander ' $
feb 22

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