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The Recorder, which was to have been
publifhed on Saturday next, the 8th current,
i nubliflu’d this day, being Wednefdr,*'*, the
r,»h. and irt future, the latter will be the day of
out weekly publication. An alteration in
the arrangement of the crofs pcft roads has
produced a change of this nature in the tune
&f publifhing all tbc other Richmond news*
The brig Mary has arrived at New York*
with London, prints down to March i-’th.
England has become ferioufly alarmed at the
fufpenfion of the ratification of the treaty with
France. /mmen<e preparations are once
more making at Portsmouth, Plymouth, Ac.
A channel fleet \VaS to put to fea in a few duvs.
It was to confift of thirty fail of the line. Of
thefe, fifteen were three deckers. On Mat ch
9th the houfe of commons voted ihe enor
mous number of one hundred ANb thir
ty THOUSAND SEAMEN for the fervice of
two months from March 25th to May 25th.
There is juft now an important trial In
the diftri^l court of Brimfwick. Six men
tell upon a feventh, and gave him about eight
hundred laft’.es ot' which he expired the next
morning. Some of their abettors ha^e alfo
been impriforfed, and the whole gang are at
yrefent upon their trial for murder,
A GREA r number of newspapers of the
{aft fortnight contain an article about the im
provement of the Poll Office fvflem. Thefe
papers mention a report on this fubjeft from
the Senate of Congrets; and a letter about
it from Granger, the new poft-mafter gene
ral- Mail coaches between Philadelphia and
Baltimore have been eftablilhcd for feveral
years} the projedl has proved lucrative.
Granger propoles to extend them from New'
Hampftiire to Georgia. The article con
cludes iri the following Words;
“ ft is very properly luggefted by the pnft
“ mafter General, that ail other carriages tor
54 the transportation of pafiengc-rs fhould be
*4 compelled to rive way tc the MAIL
With leave of Mr, Jones, or without it,
wo {hall venture cnce more to meddle with
this poft-mafter general.* To be furc, he is
a democrat, and one of thefe cannot, you
know', be in the wrong ; and therefore, to
criticife him* is what the Examiner calls
apojlacy ; and what the Bloody run markfmart
would call FIEND-LIKE MALiOM'i'Y.f
'-ideed, this Democratical liberty of the
prefs, which is upon *be point of being fo
happily cftablkTcd in thb city, is one of the
tjueereft commodities that v e can remember
to have met with. If the 44 exj ring fa£hon/’
us Skelton J'OncS calls them„proceed w'ith 3s
much promptitude as fome of the true Re- I
publicans, it will be about impoffibk tor a
newsprinter to exift. To day, there comes
one Scatterbrain to tell you that he will in
Jlantly put any perfon to deafly who docs not
act entirely fo astopleaJe him. To-morrow,
there comes a lecond, to break eru, yy bene in
your Jr'in (.for thefe were thcvmy words),
uiilcfs yov fufter him to infult you in your
own houfe# Two days after, out comes a
third with an advertifement, that a Jjor/r
vuhip would hop or yon. At this rate, a toad i
tinder a harrow w'Otild be more eligibly polled j
than a Richmond printer.
We : turn to Liicleon Orarcger, and his
mail coAch. If Coiigref$/had rioc always been
in the habit of breaking the federal conflitu
;.ion, wc lhould fed fome furprife at a propo
fol of fuch unccmmcn infolence. Wc lhould
be gLul to hear what part of that conftitutron
author'd! 3 this pro'edt, and tor what realcin
anv printer give it ro the world, without cx
poling it confequenccs ? But fince 1'uch
polVniaflers ind fitch printers do cxift, all that
v/c tan do is to take proper notice of them.
W! y, ir, ti firft and mod probable C011
feq once wo ’id he, that every man who en
tered a ftngc, or ma;! coach, would enter ?
fit' J of bat!'e. ' ne mail coach driver would
go out of hi way to make a quarrel; and l
the rived ftage-d river would g«/ out of bis |
way to meet with ortev 1 he tv. » ji*urni<*s {
won' ! be vciv thort; and the a<! erfe jock*?v
would, is Milton terms it, Ir —y into the
vudjl of things, in a word, hey would
break each others bones, fornc o< kill each
others horfes, overfet the carriages, and
itcn the paflengefs out of their write, if !
not out of their lives. 1
cor what finge coach driver would f*ir an
* 'et i he Examiner of April ititr.
y \ Hid. '
inch ottt of his way, for the fake of fuch. an I
act of Congrefs, or what jury, poffefling com
moi: feme, would giVe damages for the breach
of fo infufferabie a ftatute ? Wherever two
coaches drive upon the fame road, there is
always a ipirit of jealoufy between them.
Eut a law like this wonic make matters ten
hundred degrees worfe.
recommended* us to the hnout. We fhould ,
rather advife him to recommend the propofer !
oc fuch a law to three c*r four gentle jerks
between the fhouldcrs.
Shaktfpeare Emilia fays to Offiello,
w What ftiould fo great a fool
11 Do with fo good a
And, Cl Fhv Recorder,” in the fame ftile,
begs h*aV< to afk, * Wh it fo gnlat a fool as
Granger had to do with fo important aft
office ? And what Mr. Jefferfon could be
thinking o! when ]r* ho liked tins hunian being
into it ?
foot is.
* The tpiarrcl which produced this unfor
tunate duel commenced at an African bro
thel. It is fome years 1'ince we a feed this
quell ion : tFhy are not theft; rteeptacfrs of'
ittce, theft abyffis of abomination, ftpp re fid
by t>e v.igijirates What fhame,‘ what
matchlels d.fgrace, does their patronage re
flect upon this citv !
Prom the F ;1 min ft on Mirror.
' letter from capt. James Stevcnfon, dated
Port Republican, March \6, 1802, received
by a mercantile houfe in this Borough, Oates,
f hat a merchant of St Marc, who tod made
h^ ei ape from the camp of DeflalincSf fays,
that he had Ron capt. Guyer, of Wilmitw
ton; and a .act. Read, of New York, tied
together, and brought into the camp, and
murdered with the bayonet; that 16 Ameri
ric.ms were murdered rt the fame time, to
gethet wun ah the white Ptench, in their (the
blacks) poiTeifion ; ^30 in number.
I he merchant above mentioned owes *-he
prater\ ation of his life to the humanity of his
blacks, who covered him with grafs, where h.
lay concealed till the opportunity prefented
when he made his cfcane*
If is to he hoped that this Rory 1? a fib.
flow could this, merchant, while he was bid
under the grafs, fee two people brought into
the camp, and murdered r Or how could he
had the means of ascertaining that three
'!U^r,1'7 a>i^ J°rty-fx other peffons. were
k. lleu at the fame time ? There may be fome
foundation for the news; but part of it is
evidently not true. Practice truth ; perfec
tion fays the proverb. When an extra# of
f "tterXS?**ir is 111 the conftant habit of
te.. mg fictions, one would think that he fhould
learn to ted them with feme portion of fto
nJ!'C Lfv*r£"1 J°rtn cither received
great embellishment, or cife, nothing like it
ever happened before in England. = A well
eudt {tone houfe could hardly be blown down
by any conceivable ftcrrm that is known in
Ton/Taint’s three meflliges to
gr^cras J ,c Cierc, See. <.? another piece of ware
that we do not believe one word of. "By the.
a t accounts of Toy/Taint, he, and his'i?'
pnh/icanr, had b-en all beat to pieces; and
nobody could tell what had become of him.
i t'vre -:.m be veryjittle qucftioD-jthat, within
“x Wee.s-s, we /hall hear of his being either
/hot or hanged.—Of all kinds of tTurr.perv
wm-h can be publi/bed in a Virginia newi
pap( > there v;‘e romances from St. Domingo
are tire moft execrable. How, in the
name of common fenfc, could the black fel
K'f tic Ending fuch meflagcfi to Le Cierc*
weA‘,'ow tha bc and Chriflophc, with
■111 then followers, run away f,„a, Care F/an
901s, upon the Very fight of the french feett
VV c l,Jvc hc?' k'Terai jy careful in the fclec
uon of our St. Domingo news,andyet, three
:c4r,,ths o{ a;: we have printed, has, in the
l. iue, proved to be falfc. The conful tells
the ver y dilagrccabfe btuation in which all
thefe failles arc calculated to place him.
The Poii” and Phabe, of this port, t.cc'.j 1
commanded by rapt. Guyer, has not been
funA? as expedled, and lately Hated tn tliitspa
p r /he v>y. > driven on fti ore, previous to the
taking pofirfli.'ji of St, Marc, by the French*
but aftt r they fntci got po.Tcflion, flic was ^ot
(A. Kifelv moor.-d, and has not been injured.
She has been plundered by the blacks of 7 or
8oeo dollars fpecie j about 5o,oco wb coffee,
4.0 tierces fngar, and 50 bales Cotton hav
been plundered, loft, or tfcAtoycdb
Extract of a Letter frim Cape p, jtirois.
March 2/d, .So/. S *
fn a fi-w days there fails a fqtiadron of
French Abps of war for the Unit. J States.
This niorning there were rc. • vrd three
letters from i oxllalnt, one foe the general in
chief, one for general lioyer, and one for the
municipality, advifurg the inhabitants and
government to remove and embark their per
fons atfd property in eight days, or, at the end
of ih. 1 term he would come into the city,and
maflaCrc .-very white man, woman, and child,
n it. j
Money makers.
A company of money makers have beer*
routed within a few weeks pail, nt Hanover
M.i(T.)ami the neighbouring towns, in whole
pofTHHon were found two well executed plates,
one in imitation of the United States branch
bank ten dollar plate, and out in imitation of
the llartford bank five dollpr plate; alfo, a
complete fet of tools for the coining of Spa- !
nilh dollars. Four of the clan are fecured for
trial. It is frippofed that thi^ company had
j been organised more than a year, and great
mifehief would h ive accrued, had ir not been (
detected at Jus time. The hills they have
i executed arc badiv done ; and the dollars arc
principally of the dates of $6 and 97.
Extrutt of a Lttt*r front Liverpool, fun. 21.
“ Thurfuay night. We were vifited here
by the molt dreadful hurricane lad night that
can he remembered by theoldcft inhabitants.
A horrid night :t was indeed, and fhc day
light opened a' foene (hocking to behold ; ma
ny houfes are quite blown down, and detno
lnhed; innumerable others have had their
cliimnies thrown down in every part of the
town* many lives ate loft in the ruins; but
the navock made in the river Merle, furpalTes
all dcfcfiption s feveral veiTels this day, at tide
time, foundered in fight of the inhabitants
and fpc&ators on fhore ; and in iome initances
every attempt to lave the perishing Tailors
proved abortive! The river, and all the
Chefkire fhore prefenied a dreadful feent* in
deed: dead bodies thrown up, pieces of wreck,
floating here and there! Horror has been
depicted in every countenance; each peHon
afrai-J either t< go out in the (licet, for fear
>r being killed bv the falling of bricks, fl.ues.
ridgings, &c. and equally apprehenfive of his
life, by conftant expedtaa< 1 of his houfe
falling down over him. You may rely on
tnis hail/ ikcich being bv no means exagge
rated.” ' j
I' ILM'WG'IQAr, (fotlovuare) vfprii lofb.
>SioP K E E P 5 Jv :> an:? DEALERS
1'wo men were detedfed on Thhrfdav la ft,
in this town, in felling what is fuppofed to be
Starch, which by form procefs, had been dyed
fo as to approximate io near in its appearance
to Spanim Indigo, thatlevreralperfonshad been
Impcfed on bv the deception.
Some or the lame Kind as above mentioned^
nad been Ibid to fome of the ihep keepers in
this borough fome time fir.ee, by other hands
than the prelent venders, but who, no doubt,
belong to the lame hor.elt company of indigo
manufa&urers. ' •
'I his lptirious indigo is eafily diftmgOifhed
from the genuine, by its porous quality, and
ti.-e eafe with which it is di/Tolvcd, by nuttinp
it in water.
We have thought it proper to fav this much,
to giiard the public againft fuch wretched itn
«S 7 A\JN'j OArt March 29, 1802,
Michael Garber’s Patent Nail Machine,
e.ycfevi in f'.. town of Staunton, and if ate of
^ ,'rpin*‘b now in practical operation.
1 his machine receives the rod from the fire,
into its important jaw,; Where the haii is ,
lormetl, pointed, beaded, and emitted in two j
fecond* ot time; aj>d iris as parfeef, as thofe
P* ',fi -u f 1 cro trie hammer manuiadlcrics :
the preparatory time taken up by two atten
dants, (which are fufficient both for tiie ma
chine and fire) between the formation of nail
ar.u is c.Jculated at two feconds more; fo
on .-. moderate account, ihe will marus
fadtare fifteen nails a minute; and coTjfie-* :
qecmiv may P-" brought fo a greater degree
cl achvity, by the experience hands will f*ain
m attending her. A frnall ffream of water
works lier with fuiBcier.t force.
( Phenix.)
PORTLAND A pi il 12.
Extra El of a letter from Cdpt. Robert
Stoker, of the fhip Sachem, of this port,
to the editor, dated.
H -yheao, February it. 1S02,
J ern unhappy to inform von of my
misfortune in the iofs of the Sachem
near Ifolyhcad harbor, on the 2lfi and
22d January, As there ha^e been ma
ny flying reports that the crew of the
fhip perifhed, whith mult caufe much
anxiety to their friends, you will be fo
kind as to ptihlifii in your Gazette that
tiiey are all fate. V/care weil treated
by the inhabitant of this place. Our
fhip has been got off fince fhe was
wrecked, bur her bottom is totally out.
Flei if mains he in tire entrance of the
harboi; I have lent you fume late papers,
aiul incioie yon one with fome account
of our hifaftcr."
The following particulars were in ano
ther letter from Capt. Slower, to his
friends in this town.
“ Twenty fix days after leaving Vir
• &mia we had a moll tremendous himi
[ cane. We were but twenty tfcil.•> f,
Dublin, when it came oh W. \V \ * ar
midnight (Jan. i \ ); we lay on our be.mi
ends 14 hours, driving on the boa ft. At
1 o’clock* on the 22b, we law the Inn
and breakers under our lec, which prov
ed to be Holyhead, * not more than ;•
mile diftanc; we attempted to make fail
but in vain. Moll of our fails were blown
from the yards, aftef being handed; and
fome of our men were beat out, and gave
them [elves up to the mercy of their mi "
ker. Finding that tve mult pcrilh in' a
few moments, or run the lhip afliore, v,v
put her Head cowards a fmall opening
lurfounded with breakers, wiiere we ft
go both anchors. The lea broke ovetf
our top matt head, and we rode but a feW
minutes before both our cables parted,
and the Qiip fell round on the rock-’
and upfet. A hioft terrible fea hove
her over the reef, btit providentially po
one was fwept from the wreck; in
a few moments Ihe ft ruck again when
we cut away all three mails • ihe therl
went down head foremoll and her ftent
hung by the rocks. Hundreds of pec d -
pie were on the fhore, anxious for cur
relief, but none could be given, rhe lea
making a breach over die wreck. At
fix o’clock in the evening, fome -
tiemen on (hore gave fifty guineas t$
li>: brave fellows to take us from thb
wrick. Their boat rook off our men
who had a narrow efcape. I female ft
behind with my fecond mate three
feamen for fourteen hours, no cntf*dali
ing to venture again for our relief till
the next day, by which time we had al
rnoll perifhed avith cold and hunger.!
tiien hove a rope on Ihore by winch l
had the good fortune to lave my ft; if, af
ter being nearly exhaufted. A boat fooft
after took the remainder afhare.
The ilorm whs dreadful. Sixty fail of
veffels loft, feveral houfes blown down,
trees torn up by (he roots* and great dc*
fcruclion dcjie in the country.
* Holyhead is a cape of the ifland of
Anglefea, in the North of Wales, pro*
jetting wefbvard into,the Irifh channel.
It is in Jar. jj, deg. 2 ■}. min. N. and *
long. 4 deg. 45 min. W. The fliorc
is foill and dangerous.
IN our paper of Saturday', we mentioned
the arrival of the fori of Mr. Lear as a palien
Kcr in the fchocnjer Harmony from Cayt*
h raticois, and the intention of oiir conful
general in^St. Domingo of ihortlr embarking
for'the. United States,—We 2re happy \r.
having it in our power, by the pindication of
the following extract of a letter, to liMovr.
at>v imprefilou which may ,\ave exiitci
of the intention of Mr. Lear having ariferi
from h;s receiving improper treatment from
the French government of the Ifland, or ex
periencing unnecellary impediments or em
baj afsmentSjin the difi.harge of official Julie 5
E x t raid of ii letter. dated Cafe Erunctir,
April %th, 1802‘i per the fckooner Harmony ,
Captain Levering. ■
“ I Li?n noyv (Benjamin L. Lear,) aH
the hot weather is coming on, and I am ap
prohenfive it will be very fickly in thcdiy,
horn the ruins of the buildings, the number '
confined in the few houlcs and Iheds, and
variety of otiier circurr.ft.mcet. J fhall fol
low myfelf in about Uk or eight weeks, far ,/
Wc can a/Ture our reader?, from tinqucft*
onable authority, that the accounts of the nr,!
treatment of American teamen at Cape Fran,
cois are greatly exaggerated, and that the
publications in American newspapers on th
lubji.6t, have been a cawfc ot ferious regret t.+
our conful at that place;* who afl'urer,that if
declarations of the officers of the French c\ '
vernment have uniformly been of the molt
pacific and friendly nature- The America;,
captains are not compelled to difpofe of thei*
cargoes to government,and arc not preventeo
fhould they disapprove of the tefms offeree
them by gen. LeCltTC,from1cav;ng the iflam /
The exportation of fperie is prohibited.
* The Recorder has always faid that they
were full offa Iff hoods.
Of a letter received tbit morUiftg from Tick,
wore by a Merchant of this Ini n.
u I he Anthony Mangin,* andRangcr, have
ar <vcd this dsy; the Anthony Mangmbr'itg
London papers to the irth March. Tf
Jiritifb were then making every preparafn.;*
for WAR, which war cxpc&ed to take place. >’

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