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THE ALEXANDRIA HERALD.
_ _,I_>R1NTED DY J- CORSES J^f. ROUMSAVULL, ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS O'FRIDAYS, NEAR THE MARKET. ~ “ ~ 1 ‘ -_■ - ■ _ ___ [Vol~ I11] SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1814. [No. 413.] Conditions of the Hxkald. The subscription is Five Dollars per an- i num—payable by town subset ibers half yearly in advance. Country subscribers (from the difficulty of collecting at a distance) will be expect ed to pay the whole year in advance or the time for which they subscribe, or give a responsible friend in town. No subscription taken for less than six months. Communications, orders, See to be post paid. Arrearages must be paid off on discontinuance. Advertisements not exceeding a square, inserted three times for one doliar, and 25 cents for each succeeding insertion. All advertisement? sent to the office without having the number of time's fo» which they are to be inserted designated, will appear in every paper until otherwise ordered A libi-ral allowance made to those who advertise by the year. June 13, 1811. POTOMAC dPJSEJC PACKETS A regular line of Packets is establishcd to ply between here and Potomac Creek. Pas sengers will find this a cheap and pleasant route. G'lods will he receive.'! at Potomac Creek for conveyance by Mr. Sidney Wuh arl, and at this place by JOHN GIRD. February 28. UNION BANK OF ALEXANDRIA, 24ih February IS 14. Subscribers for the stock of this institution, are hereby notified that the 4th instalment of 'J'hree Dollars cn each share, becomes due and payable on Friday the 25th day of March next. C. T. CHAPMAN, Cashier. Alcx'a. Feb. 25. NOTICE. nniiE Stockholders of the Machanlcs* J-_ Bank of Alexandria, are hereby noti fied that a sixth instalment is called for, payable at the bank on Thursday 3 1st of March next. By order of the president and directors. WM. PATON, Jr Cashier. Fch. 28ept31 M. JUST KEC LIVED AND POK SALE, From 3 to 4,000 wt. first quality GO SHEN CHEESE. And one nundred bushels POTATOES, fit for SEED. ALSO, On hand, 14 or 15,000 wt. nice BACON, neat TONGUES, 1000 wt. superior pic kled VENISON HAMS, and a general assortment of groceries as usual. WM. GARNER. Feb. 21.__ dim. TO LETi A good Stable ai d Carriage House. For particulars apply to the Printers. HALF PINT TUMBLERS. 4 Cases containing 4000 Half Pint Tum blers just received, for sale by ADAMS, HERBERT, 8c Co. "furs and -peltries. LARGE quantity of valuable Furs and Peltries, and some other articles received from the United States’ Indian Trading Houses on the Missouri and Up per Mississippi, will be offered at Public Auction in Lots, at the store of the Super intendent of Indian Trade, at Georgetown, Columbia, on Monday the 4th day of April next. Among these, are 2800 Beaver, 4000 Racoons, a parcel of Muskrats, Olteis, Bearskins, Indian dressed Deerskins, I3uf i'aloc Robes and Indian Matts. Approved notes at ninety days will be re« reived in payment for all sums exceeding oue hundred dollars. JOHN TRAVERS, Auctioneer. March 4. ts FISHERIES. TO RENT, That well known SHAD ancl HERRING FISHF.R r, called SANDY BAR, Lately fished by Elisha Jones—Also, the two adjoining Landings, Cooper's-Point Indian-Queen. For particulars apply to the subscriber living near the premises. H. P. DAINGERFIELD. December 8 tf JUST PUBLISHED, And. received for eale at R. GRAY’S Book Store, a A t to lCork entitled A TREATISE expatriation. B u ice 50 Cents. February 9 AD V KRTISEMENT. 1 BE sold or rented, that elegant and il commodious two story BRICK HOUSE, on Frince street, now occupied l>y Mr. John Ci Ladd, 28 feet 7 1-4 irches ft out, by thirty-eight feetthiee incites deep, and the stories thirteen or fourteen Icet high, with cellars, kitchen, wash-house, smoke, and every other necessary house, complete, and finished in the best manner. Will also be sold, the adjoining LOT, there being chimneys in the house, by which thtcc walls will complete another building of equal size. And will also be sold, for i .*e ^accommodation of both lots, one other i LO i\ 22 feet 10 inches front, by 100 feel deep, on which is a good two story Brick Stable for four horses, with coach house, hayloft and servant’s room, all separate anti complete I he elevated situation, the plan of the lot, the design and taste ol the buildings, wttli two good water wells on the premises (of their size) are not equalled in Alexandria, and render it the most pleasing and healthy situation in this city. For terms apply to ROBERT BROCKET, or Col GEORGE DENEALE. March 14. 7^* negroes for sale. rP'VO likeie young NEGRO MEN, a SL gcd about twenty years, both capable house servants, for sale. Enquire of the _PRINTERS FASHIOA'BLF. HAT FACTO 11Y. SAMUEL I). HARPER, bcirfax street, Alexandria, 87] AS on hand and intends constantly to id keep a general supply of the rnor.t fashionable- HATS, which he offers for sale, wholesale and retail, at reduced pri ces. lie ha3 also a large supply of WOOL !IA 1 S. which he will sell by the case or quantity. ROBERT GRAY, BOOKSELLER 1? STATIONER, OPPOSITE THE WASHINGTON TAVERN, IN KING'STHEST, ALEXANDRIA ; Has just received, for tale, Che follGwlntf PLAYS & FARCES : k NY-1 H1NG NEW ; Darkness Visi /JL Lie ; Boarding-House ; Music-Mad ; Apprentice; Marmion ; Turn-out; Orra ; D**eam ; Liege ; Sons of Erin ; Timour the Tartar; How to Die for Love; Right and Wrong ; Bridal Ring ; Hou?e of Morville ; Sultan ; Yankey Chronology ; Provoked Husbaud; Wonder; Sleep-Walker; High Lite below Stairs ; Wives as they were, and Maids as they are ; Renegade; Hun ter of the Alps ; Honest Thieves ; Too many Cooks ; Love and Money ; JEthiop ; Cure for the Heart-Ache ; Highland Reel ; One o’Clock ; Commissary; Knight’s; Lame Lover ; Taste ; Author ; Lyar ; English man in Paris ; Englishman Returned ;_ Beacon. Also—-The Rules and Articles of War ; I lie United Slates Kalentlar and Army and Navy Register, for 1813; Life of Cooke, the Player, by WiliiamDunlap. A Fishing Landing To Let. THE subscriber will let for the ensuing season, or for a term oT three years, the well known SWANHARBOR LAND ING , at the mouth of Swan Creek, about six miles below Alexandria. It lias two landing places for the nets, between that anti the two landing aein births adjoining the Fort Wharf, which arc under lease for the two coming seasons, to Nicholas Queen, 8c Co. The Swan Landing has a clean hard shore, without hangs, and close to the deep est channel. It is famous for the taking; of Herrings, conveniently situated for Craft or Country Purchasers, and has a good Fisherman’s House sbedded half round ; and will be shewn or agreed for by Henry Frazer living at the Fort Wharf, Warbur ton, or TIIO. DIGGES. Feb 4 cp2m Translated for the JY. York Mercantile Ad vertiser. CONSERVATIVE SENATE. SITTING OF MONDAY, DEC. 27, 1814. Presided by his serene highness the prince arch chancellor of the empire. In the name of the special committee ap pointed at the sitting of the 22d inst. count de Fontanes, Senator, one of its members made the following report s My lords and senators, The first duty of the senate towards the monaach and people is truth. The extra ordinary circumstances in which the coun try is now placed render this duty still more rigorous. The emperor himself invites ail the high bodies of the state to manifest their free opinion—A thought liuly royal ! asalutaiy devclopemenl of those monarchical institu tions where the power, united in the hands ol a single person, fortifying itself with the confidence of the national opinion, impres ses the people in their turn with the senti ment ol their dignity, a well deserved re ward ol their saci ifices ! Intentions so mag nanimous arc not to be deceived. Accordingly, your committee appointed at the sitting ol the 22d Dec and of w)\ich I hu\e the honor of beit.g the organ, has made the most serious investigation of the official papers laid before them by order ol his majesty the emperor. Negotiations for peace have begun. You doubtless arc acquainted with the progress ofit. Your judgment must not be biassed. A simple narration ol facts, in enlightening your opinion, will prepare that of France. " . When the Austrian cabinet ceased act mg the part of mediator, when every thing announcing that the congress of Prague was about breaking up, the eiuper< r wish ec. to make a last effort for the peace ol the continent. The duke of Hassano wrote u letter to prince Mctternick. He pro I posed to neutralize a point on the frontiei | and thereto resume the the negotiation ol | i rogue during even the course of hostili [ ucs. Unhappily his first ovcrtuics were I without effect. I i pcnotl of that pacific step is im , portam—it was the 18th day 0f August lust. 1 he recent battles of Lulzcn and ol i Bautzen were yet lrcsh in the rnind. This therefore, against the ^prolongation i 'var ,8»in a manner expressed at the date | ol two victories. The entreaties of the j French cabinet were fruitless, peace flew away, hostilities recommenced, events took a different turn Tne soldiers of the Gor ina,! princes, our late allies exhibited in more than one instance, in fighting under our colors, but a too equivocal faithfulness ; they alUt once ceased to fight, and went over to our enemies—From that moment the combinations ol a campaign so glorious ly opened could not obtain the expected success. The emperor was sensible it was time to order his French troops to cvacu ate Germany. lie came back with them, combatting every step, and, on the nar row passage when so many extraordinary defections and secret treasons impeded his march and his movements, trophies hav« still signalized his return. iv c loilowed him with some disquietude amidst so many obstacles over which be a lone could triumph. We have exultingly seen him return to his frontiers, not with his usual fortune, but not without heroism and glory. Airivcd in his capital, he turned his eyes from these fields of battles where the world admired him for fifteen years; he even laid aside all thoughts of the grand designs he had conceived. 1 make use of his own expressions, he turned towards his people, his heart opened itself, and in it we have read our own sentiments. He wish ed for peace ; and so soon as the hope of negotiation appeared possible, he hastened to improve it. The circumstances of war brought ba ron de St. Aignan at the head quarters or the coalesced power. There he saw the Austrain minister prince dc Melternich, and the Russian minister count de Ncssel rode. Both of them in the name of their court, laid before him, in a confidential conversation the preliminary basis of a ge neral peace. Tbo Knglish ambassador, lord Aberdeen, was present at that confer •nice. Pay a particular attention to this last fact, senators; it b of importance. # 1 ,1C baron de Saint Aignan, charged *ith transmitting to bis court every thing he lud hoard acquitted himself faithfully of n. 7 1 hough France had a right to expect other propositions, the emperor sacrificed every thing to the sincere desire of peace. He caused the duke of Bassano to write topiince Metternich that he admitted for the basis of negotiation the general princi ple contained in the confidential report of M. de St. Aignan to prince Metternich, in answering the duke of Bassano, seemed to think that there appeared something vague in the adhesion given by France.— 1 hen in order to level every difficulty, tho duke of Vicuna, after taking the orders of his majesty, made it known to the Aus trian cabinet, that his majesty adhered (o the general anti summary basis communicate td by Mr. St. Aiguan—The letter of the duke of Vicuna is of the 2d December, it was received on the 5th of the same month. Prince Metternich answered it on the 10th only. The date-s ought to be carefully at tended to, you will soon find that they are not without some consequence. One may conceive just hopes lor peace in reading prince Metternich’s answer to the dispatch of the duke of Vicuna; only that at the closing ol his letter tells that previous to the opening of the negotiation it is necessary to consult with the allies._ Now these allies can be no other but Eng lishmen. Therefore, their ambassador as sisted at the conference of which Mr. de Saint Aignan, had been a witness. We do not wish to excite mistrust, v. c relate tacts. \\ e have attentively noticed the date of the last correspondence between the French , cabinet and t.iat of Austria. We have re maikcd that the letter of the duke of Vi cence must have come to hand on the 5th Dec. and that the receipt of it was only ac knowledged on the 10th. 1 In the mean time a gazette, now under ine influence of the coalesced povv'rs, has published thoughout Europe a '-fcclaraiion said to be clothed with their authority, it would be sorrowful toLelievc it. 1 he declaration is of a character unusu al in the diplomacy of kings. It is no lon gcr to kings like themselves that they un Jk. then* gitevai.ces, and send their mani festoes; it is to the people they address tnem ; and to what purpose is so novel a sup adopted ? It is to divide the cause of the people and that of their chiefs, though every where social interest has blended them. Cannot such an example be fatal ? must it be given particularly at this time*, when the minds, worked up with all the diseases of pnde, have so much difficulty in bending under the authority that pro tects them in reprimanding their audacious ness . And against wnom is this indirect attack aimed ? against a great man, who deserved the acknowledgments of ail kin^s for in re establishing the throne of France’ he closed- up the crater of that volcano which threatened them all. It cannot be dissembled, that in some respects this extraordinary manifesto, is ol :* ir.f derate tone. This would serve to prove that the experience of coalitions has perfected itself. It may be recollected that the maniicsto ol the duke of Brunswick had provoked ,the i)nda of a B‘eat people. Those even, m lact, who di.l not partake in the prevail ing opinions of the times, in perusing this injurious manifesto, felt themselves wound ed in the national honor. Another tone, therefore, has been adro* cd. Europe, at present* tired out, is more in want of repose than of passion. But, if there exists so much modera tion m the councils of the enemy, why, speaking always of peace, do they conti nually threaten the frontiers they had promised to respect when the Rhine should be our only hairier ? II the enemies are 30 moderate, why have tlicy violated the capitulations of Dresden f why have they not done justice to the no ble complaints of the genera) commanding that place ? If they be so moderate, why have they not established the cartel of exchange conformably to all the usages of war ? If, in short, they be fc0 moderate, why have not these protectors of rights of nations, respected those of the Sub, can tons ? Why does that wise and free go vernment, that had declared itself neutral in the face of Europe, behold now j,,‘ peaceful vallics and mountains ravaged by the scourge of war ? 7 Moderation is sometimes nothing more than n diplomstic artifice. Were wc dis posed 10 use the same deception byaue* t ‘;'g jus»ioe and good faith, how < ..s^ would it be for us to drL-at uur av u. Aith their own weapon*.