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'i'-. to « !i *£0 rir nit pres, nt* only a prrsever
'.nr course of bitter hostility to tltcir oun
«■ mntry. 1 'ilt*ss tlir lurc'tif h:ts cot^w!
ip oe a virtue, it is impossible to Mif.p so that
pity American can ad in re to mh.1i men, or wish
the enemy success in the contest.
Ealt. Amer.
The proposition which hud passed the House
r f lirpi vsentntircs oft he Assembly of this sf.tr,
io- building a frigate -nil corvette, has bet»
rejected in the Senate ; tl.rouyh what en.ic.
count ible inot'.i .•» nr cause.; we 1i„yc r.ot learn
ed ; wcrecoll. c! , however, that ti e senate, both
in the Issi year and in the present, passed o'te
cr tr.u vo'us i f resolution* to support tile
;igl ts ot the notion ami the war—with life anJ
fortune. Such conduct as lids m y secure the
im mh-rs their ros ltctii n, Imt it fixes an inde
lible stigma on the coininoiiwcnlth’ and on re
put licin jtoverniiienth—Mi ce the sincerity of
fcoveniments, auv nunc than of men, can lie
determined, not bv their professions, but by
tlic ir actions ; in Uie pre sent case, the rejection
of this fiu%l measure of an effective, kb d, at a
ii.oin nt when the state lias millions at its dis
posal, lying out at an i»ccnviolating' inti rt st, ex
hibits a spectacle of inconsistency and degi n
cr. cv in public an'aiis, that presents a subject
f«>r the most melancholy rellcctions to every
man devoted to the c »usc o! virtue, liberty and
An KriDEM.c—i.as' wi. u . a very alarm
in;' and la,at disease prevailed- in Connecticut
which the year before bail committed dreadful
ravages in the state o ‘ Vermont. Accounts
from Vlbany, llerkimer, and other inland towns
of New York, inform us that, a similar and c
qually fatal disease prevails in those places.
If we are correctly informed this disease is at
our very door anil lias caused many deaths in
Camden, N.,» whence some patients are said
to have been removed to this city and we do
certainly know that some of the most '-esp c
table practitioners i:i this city are apprehensive
of v ry s rious consequences—Quere ? What
are tlie powers and duties o the Hoard of
Health, or have they any in this case ?
l‘hil. Press.
Kohfoi.k, Feb 8.
Tlii* portin now effectually blockaded by t1 c
enemy's squadron under Admiral Warren.
Not :» vessel can pass from Hampton Hoads ei
ther up or down the Hay, without b ing inte r
cepted, unrl not a vessel bound from sea can
escape capture. Several v s*els attempting to
go out have been chased ha U, or captured;
a non £ those that have returned, were, Cats
Marin, Stover, and Hope, Williams, bo h bound
to N.-w-Y n*k.—Various conjectures are afloat
as to the intention of Vdmirul tVarrcn incom
ing1 into tin* Bav—some are oT opinion hut ' is
object is to obtain supplies ■■others that lie me
ditutrj nn attack upon this town, but the most
prevalent opinion t and of which there is no
doubt') is, that he is aiming to entrap the
French squadron (raid to be on its way to our
coast which will probably make for the Che
sapeake. This seems the more certain from
this circumstance :-T >c •‘‘hip Kmily,
captain Scott (with a Sidm utli licence) from
Uallimorc bound to l.ist on, was stopped ny the
squadron - id ordered hark ; this w s done no
doubt to prevent the French ships from obtain
ing informat ion of the blockade. It would be
difficult to assign any other reason f r so extra,
ord-narv a measure.
'fisc following prisoners were sent up irom
the tq'itvl on in i!i? Kmily. Captain Hui J anil
civ\v ot ■. : .»cp Arct'irus, from 3av:umul» bound
to Nc\v Y >rk, with a cargo of cotton and Log
wood, *» Bermuda —Captain Sellers, <>f
bchnomr Spencer, from Laguira bound to N.
York, also sent to Bermuda-Captain Scott
brought a letter from Admiral Warren to the
commandant of this post, f Co/. FreetnnnJ We
are uninformed of its contents, further than
that it relates to the exchange of prisoners.
Orders had been given by the admiral to .-nch
of the cuptuin-i to have one hundred muskets
extraordinary put in orthr for service.
Aflagoftrucc from the squadron rnmea
shole at the Pleasure-House on Friday to land
prisoners ; ml shortly after a plundering party
landed at the l.ight-llouse onCupe-lh my, who
manfully attacked the pantry and smoke house
of Mi . Burroughs, the keeper, took dl his pro
visions, some cord igo,&.c. and retired to their
ho its with flying colors. This is the only hos
tile landing these heroes have as yet attempted ;
when they shall think proper to hind at a less
remote point, \/e venture to say they will be ta
ken care of.
The two seventy fours that formed a part of
the squadron got under way on Saturday even
ing and stood out to sea. Hsrald.
A serious af.air took place on Sa urdav even
ing, in Water-street, between some Spanish
and American sailors. The former, about 20
in number, having been roughly handled bv cu
Builurj in a fracas, the preceding evening.came
ashore expressly, it is s-iid, to he revenged;
f.;r which purpose they provided themselves
with Kuivtt, and soon provoked liicir adversa
ries to no affray, who, not suspecting, treache
ry, attacked only with the weapons which na
ture had given them. In a few minutes six of
the American sailors were stabbed, lot" whom
died on the spot, and another it is thought can
not survive. This was done before the guard
could repair to 'he sc.-m*. They however arri
ved in time to secure the greater p-.rt of the
murderers, whom they rescued from the enra
ged populace and committed to prison.—lb.
Ii would be well tor tl c country if Congress
could form a ertm-rt estimate of the value of
the time allotted for their session ; but so it is
that too many of the members evince a disposi
tion to coin time the precious period to the least
possible advantage. The Congressional re
porta by the last mails, prove that some of the
memb ra are air ady calculating upon an cx'ra
session ; they certainly appear to ! e in no bur
ly to get through the business before them in
the r< gular term. Each ot theie oppose every
body and every thing purely to satisfy the world
that lielias nn opinion of hiuown I—lienee, qurs
tions of the smallest import, and upon which,
one would think, it was impossible for any two
rational men to dilf- r, sh dl occupy the house
m vi mi hours in discus.deg them One mem
her will rite and with solemn formality declare
t.> “ Mr. Speaker” that he cannot reconcile it
to his conscience, nor to the duty he owes his
country, to supptess his sentiments upon so
important a question as that now before the
house, 8ic.— He is answered C*n a speech an
hour and a half long) by another member, who
is equally sensible of the in.fiorlnnce and mag
nitu '4ofthe question, but begs leave to differ
with the honorable gentleman last up,as to its
hearing, &c.—Me is followed by a third, who
moves an amendment. Here the discussion
branches—the original question is laid aside,
and the amendment is taken up to undergo, in
its turn, the ordeal of conflicting opinions.
Tints they go on puzzling, perpU xing and con
found ng matters that were already perfectly
clear, and starting difficulties,where none ever
existed,until some one or other of the thinling
and more en ighted part of the body, calls for
the question, and finally puts an end to the un
profitable expenditure of lime and v>orJi.—Jb.
i S.
It M tQ .VD:
TfiritSUW, KRISItU-VIlY 11, IS 1.1.
Extract of a Enter to the Erfitrr, da cd
H’jsniNG'roy, Frh. 9f/i, UI13.
“ Information i< thin in unent rtceivud iiv r<*
of a most n daticho’y character Gen Win
cluster, W’tli tho advance of Mirrisnn’s \r
mv, about one thotisan i in number, ne:rr the ri
ver II usln, on the m iming o< M»e 2 2d January,
'vns lisp.rsed by l6 or 1 li >0 I ml i nsaol 30'J
H- iiish ; t!-.e General kill i, scalped, mangled
anil nearly the whole of the p.u tv destroyed—
1 cannot detail particulars, hut I" ar it is tru • ill
the main. Itc. :nes in the Fivdo *i..n, (aChil
irpthc paper) dated l\-l». 2—IVoin lie acenunt
the surprise waicompie'e—Winchester three
fjuart* r; of a mil from his troops, and they
is no order;—the resistance was nothing. ”
SUPPORTER Oi'Fl 2F., Chilicothr,
F» l»' nary 1, il>i3.
Late last evening' an express ar' ived in town,
hearing letters from Gen. Ih.rrisou to Gov.
Meigs. A number of letters have dsobrenie
Ccircd from officers in the army, « hich r attain i
the melancholy account of the total defeat of
t’’e advanced detachment under tiie connnand
of Gen. Winchester. Of the engagement at the
r*ver It asm, on the afternoon o; the l^lu of Jan.
and the taking possession of that place, by the .
force under 0 tlonel Lewis, we are altvdv in- 1
formed. General Winchester reinforced colo
nel l. wis with about 250men on the 20ili. On
the morning of tiica22<J, at day-break, the A—
merman lorce w;-.3 attack* vl hy the British and
Indians. The line was formed as expeditiously
as practicable, from the ir egular manner in
which our troops were encamped. To -he cen
tre were opposed the British with from three
to six pieces of cannon—the Indians on the
flanks. The Americans : re s ud to have fought
brav lv, until they had exhausted the r amimr |
niiion, of which Gen. Winchester liad not ta
ken the precaution of supp ying tlie troops ;
and they were scarcely able to fire five rounds.
Those who surrendered on the field of battle,
are said to be made prisoners by the British,
while those who attempted to make their escape
were pursued by the Indians on hoseback, to
mahawked and scalped. The slaughter was
great, and Kentucky has lost many valuable
citi/.erts and brave soldiers. The opinions are
various as to the force of the enemy—they a*e
ge icrally supposed, howe%er, to have been 1(>«J0
strong. Gd>. Winchester is said to have lodg
cd three-fourths of a mile from Camp, the night
preceding the engagement, and Ins ofTi-.-i rs
were principally at private houses. The rein
forcement sent forward by Gen Harrison, hud
notutr'.vi d at th ■ river Kaisin, at liter time of
the defeat; and were ordered back to the Ua
pidsofllie M ami, where tficy arrived on the
evening of the “2nd. On the morning of the !
23a1, at two o’clock, a retreat was ordered In*
Gen. Harrison. The troops have retired back !
hs f\r as the Portage river, at the crossings of
Hull’s road, where they ate well supplied with
provisions. The movement of Gen. Winches
ter to the river K.built was to secure a consi
derable (plant ity of provisions, and to protect
(Its inhabitants—it was without orders from
Gen. Harrison. Although this defeat ntnv, for
a .slioit time, retard the progress of the arnt»,
the country may, notwithstanding, safely con
fide in the exertions of the general, (lad not
his well arranged sysUnt been partially frus
trated by the precipitate movement of Gen.
Winchester, it would, to all human probabili
ty, have insured success.
Fr AVKUNTON.SHturdav, F.veuing, Jin. 30.
Ou the morning of the 2?nd. inst. the de
tachment under gen. Winchester was pit
tirely defit-ated at the river Raisin,‘by an In
dian and British force/ amounting to about
20(10. Winchester’s f..rce was about 900,
composed of purls of Scott's, Lewis’s and
Allen’s Regiments. The enemy commen
ced the attack in the morning immediately
after Reveillee, by throw ng shells amongst
our troops, before the officers and men had
risen from their beds. They were however
formed, but very inconveniently ported, &.
being entirely surrounded, tLev were bro
ken in twenty minutes. The General en
deavored to r,illy them after they had pass
ed the river, but without effect. Forty or
fifty, with the General br <ke through in
that direction, but from the depth of the
snow, those on foot were soon overtaken by
the Indians.
The General frequently attempted to
form them to oppose the Indians, but hisef
.oris were ineffectual, lie was killed and
horribly butchered. O ir loss is great; but
he precise number of killed not known.—
It is hoped that the greater part of our
troops were/.nken prisoners, General Har
rison has returned from the Miami Rapids,
15 miles, and intends making a stand there,
ilis troops are still in high spirits, and he
h pes to lie able to accomplish the principal
object of the campaign. It is well known
that litis detachment was sent to the River
R iisin Ivy Gin. Winchester, without the
knowledge, and contrary to t! e opinion of
(ien. Harrison. He was, h.nvcvcr, urged,
by liisi.fiiccrs, and agreed, perhaps contra
ry to his own judgment. He reinforced
tlie detachment, took the command and
fought and die i bravely.
Lient. Col. 19th Regt.lT. S. Inf.
The news from France by the Water
j Witch proves the truth of »»hat wc have
heretofore asserted, to wit: that the rctre.it
! of the French from Moscow was voluntary
, Napoleon has, it <eems, reached Wilnn, in
I the Russian dominion*, beyond which, it is
I presumed, he will not ntrogade. The rage
I which Jacob Wngncr was preparing for him
; at Georgetown, in the district of Columbia,
will, however, serve, as the British have not
: yet caught the Corsican, for the English
I dancing bear*, who were fidgeting nb >;;t in
Consequence of the imaginary triumphs of
John Bull ir* the north of Europe,
Bonaparte will now e xperience the bene
I fit of his Imperial Establishment for the pro
pagation of good homes. 'Flic wisdom of
j that man is remarkable in every thing. It is
I sonie year * *incc lie turned his attention to
! the subject; and the probability is th it lie
can collect, during the winter, from France
alone, a sufficient numlier of horres to supply
his losses in that respect in Russia, But what
are such losses compared to the resources of
all Europe, south ot the Vistula, organized
by great abilities and put at the disposition
of a great genius, who has for his hither-in- I
law the emperor of Austria? Woe to St.
Petersburgh in the spring, if Alexander does
not agree to a peace.
It is easy to understand the cause of the
lies of the British journalist* relative to Run
v-n *'iCCM«£*, which nop tory prints !nrp
copit (I and ranged over for a fortnight. The
pem-e of England wore to beguiled—a loan
I1" ia was to he ncgociated—money was
to be raided to derr v the war in America.
As soon us tli? min stry have fobbed the
nounds shil ir.gs and jienre John Bull will
5nd out for the millionth ti ne that he has
been dined I and that Napoleon is neither
beaten nor forced to retretit.
Poor '("ttst ’< rrat'fi / —When Canning, in
the British House of Commons charred i»is
I old fellow duelist with not sending out a suf
ficient force to America to chastise the Yan
kees, Cavllereagh, in the simplicity of his
heart, said thev hud no more ships to send !
What then, could the poor fellow do * These
“ nit)cc(i' rtt cf the ocean;” these maritime
pirates, it scents, have hecti tying like lords
all this time: They arc, it is now proved,
no more able to govern the se is than they
are able to govern, the air. Did not com
modore Ilodgers with an American squad
ron i.ail a quarter round the ocean ? To
he sine he did. And didn't every British
fvigate run away from him hke a hawd from
a justice of the peace ? To he sure she
did. V\ hat, then, is this mighty “ mistress
of the ocean !” Nothing fnu a coaster.—
Well might Canning say that a great por
tion o* British power consisted in the J)ini\>n
which the world enter! lined of it. But .lint
Vr*'"-" is broken liy the Spear of America;
anti the world will get more accurate i
1 he Ketaliathn Hill repotted by Mr.
Campbell to the Senate is a vise anti;; firm
measure: We hope it will be adopted at
ouce,1)v both branches of Congress. li the
British, to intimidate ndturuiizcd citizens
from bearing arm . i i the stroke of tff U.
S. will seize andexecute the natives of Ire
land anti Great Britain, who, by clue rest
deuce, marriage, &.c have b come citizens
ot tliis count r\, it is proper that'/i/e should
answer f r life. The Bill, nevertheless,
makes a just distinction: The lirst des
criptiou ot persons to be seized and execu
ted in retaliation are perjured traitors ; the
next are fortes and refugees, and, ir the last
report, British subjects ot any description—
* /inference, \vc hope, to be given, in this
respect, to English factors, pedlars,1 and
those birds of fiassugc, who come hither to
speculate, to get fat, and go home. Many
of these only serve to embroil the two nati
otis, and ought to be hung at any rate. ——
With regard to those upon whom retaliari*
on, on both sides, is to operate, the native
American, whilst lie is fulfilling the confi
f.ence which the naturalized citizen put in
him, by yielding the /protection promised by
the laws to foreigners who make this land
their horns—the native A nerican, we say,
lias nntliihg to apprehend: for.if the Bri
tish hung or shoot those whom they call sub
jects, and the United Stages hang or shoot
Hiitish subjects too, wliv, it is very clear,
that the whole of tho«e who are executed
will, according to the British doctrine, be
British subjects.
Let us hope, however, that the Englis*
ministers will h ive a h tie prude ee in 'heir
fiolicy We know what thev are at—t’hev
wish to frighten the naturalized ci->zen
trom hearing arms in our Cause. •* r let
the lords of St. J^mcs beware 1 They may
begin, a.; Hos 'v.nd <’i,| die ri • B I
timore,but they may not be aide to end, the
bloody business. If America is «>uce roused
there are. independent !\ f prisoners of war,
at lea*t thousand i!i n c codes in tin
United St.ucs and their Territories — and
there are trees cnou h in the count ..
VA I RIO 1 ISM-Amongtht -e whono
Sly rallied in their country’s de ear.y and
marched to Norfolk at a moment’s warning
the name of the old revolutionary Patriot,
Gen. Jamks Wo u, of this city, ought to be
mentioned. He was among the fir?>t to vo
lunteer his services ; and nas thereby ad
ded another, t« the many proofs already
exhibited, ot his devotion to the welfare of
his uatii e State.
For the Argus.
1 lie proposed act of Congees*, relating
to the employment of British seamen aims
to place that subject u: on a fair and hon
ourable footing for both Countries—The
United States ought not to propose less—-the
British government ought not to ask more.
But it the British should resist this act, as a
reasonable and honourable preliminary,
that it will behove every man, of all par
ties to use every mean in his power to pro
secute the war with vigor and success—that
this will not ouly put to trial the sincerity
of the Bri.i«h Cabinet upon this subject—
but will teste the patriotism of cvetV A
merican—If fortunately the Riders of the
two Countries should be sincerely disposed
for peace, there can be no doubt that it
may he soon established upon the most hon
ourable principles. Commerce and the u
suat relations of social intercourse will be
There are other reasons why the pros
pects of peace are much more favorable.
They depend upon the state of the war on
the continent of Kurope. The repeal and
the discomfiture of the French armies, and
their total failure in the war against Russia,
proves not only that Bonaparte cannot now
enforce hts maratime code upon Rosssia,
and of course upon all the world—but the
unanimity and bravery exhibited by the Rus
sians, are pledges that lie never will be a
ble. to succeed Without invasion, they could
not he. subdued, and invasion will be dc
structive to the invaders.
The British will see in these events, a
guarantee for themselves, and will find less
inclination to enforce every rule deemed
| necessary for their own preservation.—
They will he disposed to devote all thei
force and resources, to prosecute the war
against Bonaparte, as well in the north as
| the south of Ruropc.—Common prudence
will, therefore, dictate the expediency of
embracing the prospects afforded by the
law already noticed, to restore the 'wi,
Count no* to peace and good understand
A free commercial intercourse will cut
sure them an ample supply of provisions—
a market for their manufactures—money
for their expenses—sailors for their fleets,
and soldiers for their armies—Nor is it un
likely, under such circumstances, that a
powerful army may he enlisted and organi
zed on tin* shores of the Baltic, to prosecute
the war in Spain.
Fortune teems now to be very busy_that
she may smile upon our land, and that wc
niav be blessed with peice «•»*! pros
perity, (yet upon honorable terms) might
to l>c the most ardent wish of every Amen
cm patriot.
A SornntR ok thk Hkvolutiov.
2Sih January, 182J.
A paiM‘r-.tinn signed “ I*. M. Porter,” has ap
peared i:» sundry public p-»n»«, in which the w*ri
ter professes to give a true recount of the promi
u nt transactions *>f i lie 36th Nov. in her, and
I is? December, at Mack Dock. i>\ me facts are
truly stated ; but wherever tlie writer gives
num'irr.t, hi* statements are t! must presume!
wilfully incorrect.
lie stat< * that on 27th November there were
collected ii -ar Hlack K nr k-1,500 effective
men under mv command; that on the 28th
2,000 or 2,60') were embarked; that on the
morning of the 1st l).-c mher, 4,000 men, w ith
out order or restraint, were discharging their
muskets at the Navy Yinl,
I affirm, that on the 2rth Nowmbcr, there
were co lectcd in tlie neighborhood <>f Hlack
Hock not more than 3,500 effective men, non
commissioned officers and privates, of every
coepH under nr command. Not more than l,5n0
of those wire liable to be ordered to cros- the
Niagara, according to opinions generally re
ceived.* On the 28th there were 105b good
troops embarked t nnd :•'.«» so many irregular
volunteers as occupied five boats, estimated at
150 O.i ilia morning of the 1st December the
number of men armed with muskets who were
at the Navy Yard, embarked or not embarked,
did notexceed 2,000 mitt
< ms suicmciu is a* corrcci us i can nmKf
anti is essentially correct.
He save he is informed that Gen. Tannrhlli’.s
voUmt ers were ready to cross. I liatl in. niy
possession a return shewing that of 150 ollicei s
nt that hrip tie only 57 were willing to cr >-!
that onlv i’ll iiu-ii volunteered lire, ndiiionnllv,
and lf»5 on various conditions. A p:tit ol Gen.
I'annehill’s volunteers (I have been t«>ld 36p)
marched to the Navy Yard by a route I had
prescribed and were pr- 'ared to emba k. 'I lie
remainder went to lllack Hock by the wav of
Iluiraio, I presume to be spectators. It* tjiey
ever for a moment inten 'ed to cross the Niepn
rs, that intention was not communicated to me.
I4'there wore 4.5d>» effective nn-n near black
Hock, how will G' n Porter, in his capacity of
Contractor, answer to his country for having on
the .5 1th oqjv 55 barrels of Hour on hand; not
tvio pounds off.our to each man.
The hotilily of Gen. l’ortcr to myself {^rev/
out of the contract. Tin troops wer storrinj>
for provis ons;.J. the ofSi rrs comp'ained of un
air practices; that damaged dor was forced
on them;f tli.it * 1 >e lean bee I was stripped of
every morsel of fat ;|| that vinegar, cr.n'.le< and
snap, were not 'uruished; and in the sickly
state of the camp, tli >se wants w tc severely ti lt
Under such circumstances, a ter makin.r in
efi’ctual requisitions. I was compelled to order
purchases to be made.
If Confess d<-sire that our armies should
conquer, they will consider that “An armv i
“ :*n rdifi e of which the basis is the belly
and they will prescribe som ellVctu.tl niode
o lionesth and amply stipplviug onr armies
with pood and »hoi some provisions. Thev
will consider tint “the principe of victories
“ is discipline and subject to courts martial
o 'regular officers all the irregulars who join
the army.
It •sportfully vou* most r b’t.
The Editor ■<{ the Argus.
* I is an error to rely on my troops except
those w!to ar<* bound to obey. OfUnpt. Kieli
.ril..in’.: company of Riflemen, and the coni pa
nit-u of (ire os un.ler Cap’s. Powers, lYdltj",
fate, and 'Valkcr, tie re wme einhukcd bn
’lie 1st D. cevnber onlv Capt. Too, two lieute
nants and eipbt men of the Greens.
•j F »rtbis fact, I refer to Col. \\ mdcr.
i To I dent Col Bocrstler.
I To Col. Parker
Extract of a letter from William Pope, Esq a
member of the House of Delegates, to the liili
to» o/ the Argus, dated, Petersburg, January 9,
“ I am thus far on mv way to Vorfotk I
am sorry to have left the I legislature ; l>ut it
s -cuts to me that they would i ever have come
to a point. I luvdonc mv duty according to
the b' st rif'.nr judgment, and I hope 1 ah nil not
be blamed hv tny constituent for going into the
army You know, tny dear sir, that I have al
wa\s (teen for a state ofpr- paration, ftrail the
aid to the gen. government, fora regular force,
a’>d or raisingthe taxes 100 per ct nt or more
as tlie ca«e might he. I c i.tld not, on Sunday,
equip myself, and 1 found it was utterly out of
'tty power to over ;<k<* the troop ; and hecan e
1 returned and only meant to stav until Monday
to vote for the defence b II, and then proceed,
a great m-.ny ridiculous stdries and misrepre
sentations were made; hut yon and my friends
have always appreciated the motives of my
heart as they deserve. I shall continue in the
army as long ns necessary ; and this is not the
last time that I “hall grTdown if n»y native state
invaded. All mv friends know that l have
•always intended to join the army in case of in
vasion ”
The committee appointed by the Legislature
of Pennsylvania to examine the machine called
the Perpetual motion, invented by Mr. llediief
• er, have reported their c onviction that it is a
deceptions inventi n, and that Mr Relheff'erix
an impostor. Of the truth of their report there
is little doubt.
A plant which grows in every field, called
t the Dug’s Tdngue, the Crnoghmtim OfHuinale
ofLinm us, haa been foitn'l to possess a very
valuable quality. IT gathered at the period
when the snp is in full vigour, bruised with a
hammer, ami laid in a house, barn, graftary, or
att' place infested by lats or mice, those (lest,
tructive vermin wi 1 shift their quarters. The
success of this method is equally speedy and
effectual. _____________
Port of Mio.imond.
EnTr A»rns ami Ct.E/tnAitCBS, from the
\nt of Feb. to the \Qth inn.
Pcbruarv 4th—Schooner Ililuti, Ireland, New
York ; Richmond. Cal tier, Ocracock ; H h,
Dart, Andrews, Baltimore ; Independent, Wil
liamson, New York; sloop Inlcrcourst, Ripley,
do ; 9th, brig Massasoit, Noyes, Port'and ; 10th,
ship William BArdin, Killeran, New-York.
February let—Sloop Sally, Stedly, Provi
doneeI sch’r Mafia, Mills, Philadelphia; 4th,
Phebe, Carrico, Salem; 5th, Madison, Bowie,
Baltimore; Friendship,‘tpear, Boston ; brig Syd
ney Crispin, Crowell, Norfolk.
Tub-company of silver cup.ys, are
requested to meet at tlic Washington
Tavern, on Friday next, at 4 o'clock, in the af
ternoon, for the purpose of filling tho vacancies
that have declined in the cumin ml, anti to
make necessary arrangements—all those that
may incline t*-join the said Company, St wl oae
age exempts them from military duty, are in
vited to enrol theinfcive* with the subscriber.
V M. KOBE HI" SON, Stc’.jr.
I\y U«t Eviwinr's
W.\suit: :ton f ity. Feu. 0.
'1 It? .,f !t’i | reM*i'iRtIvCS s.lt yesTT
dav the gie her p u t r.f the d .v with r me l
door*, non nit sagefron 'lie Sen*'**, pro
bably relating to the subject witch h->s oc
cupied the attention of t'a it body in* secret
sitting for sonic days previously.
Flic bill regulating the employment« f fo
reign seamen in the service of the U. States
was not yesterday taken up.
A committee of both Houses of C ngresn
has been appointed to concert the necessary
arrangements for counting < ut tiie votes » f
President and Vice President of the United
States, which ceremony, agreeably to the
constitutional provision, wiil take place to
morrow, in the presence of both Houses,cf
Congress.—A at. Jut.
Pittsburgh, Jan. 20.
By a gentleman of respectability just ar
rived in town, we have received the follow
ing important intelligence. Handbills had
been issued at ChiUicothe announcing the
particulars in a letter from gen. Harrison to
governor Meigs. Our informant had one
ol tile handbills in his possession, btn had
par'ed with it before his arrival here. Jt
stated that—
On the lKrlt in»t. advanced trocips ga the
Kentucky volunteers, commanded by col.
W . Lewis, at the River Raisin hud Attack
ed a party of Briti-dt and Indian*—that the
Rntisli had fKdon the approach <*f cdrtncL
Lewis, and carried offtheir cann n, leaving
tiie Indians to fight the buttle. I he action
commenced at three o'clock. P. M. and last
ed for an hour and a half. The loss on our
side was ten killed, and twenty wounded*
anting the latter, two captains. (ienerAl
\\ inchester hud t!« sj atched 1COO nu n to
the aid til ci'l Lewis, who had arrived with
in a short distance of the feid of ucti<t> —
i lie loss on the side of the Indians was con
s-durably it tie than ours. They fled with
|> rcc i | ita.ici.
Norfolk, February 8.
The Schooner Charlus, Captain Col, row;
of and from New-\ork, hound to S.ivannah, was
captured on the doth tilt, by the yunun tiigatc
—alter taking out the cargo, the Charles was
deslr ycd; Capt. Colton was put on shove iti
Princess Anne enmity, about 12 miles from this
place. The squadron in ourhaj were on 1 ri
day c mposeil of the following vessels:
San Domingo, A Imiral Warren, 74 guns,
Dragon, Capt. Collier, 741
S atira, Starkpolc, 38
•Vuuon, Saunders, 38
M lidslone, Ihirdetl, 36
Sv -eii schooner.
I hese mi - joined on Saturday by the
fyclri-ern, Cupt. JSyrun, ' 36 guns.
Lauristinus, f Jordon, 24
On 1 hursduy, eight boats were manned hr
the squadron, -n d proct eded within 5 or <5
■'lilt:, o.' Id Point Com‘ort. where tlit-v disco*
v- the Constellation Frigate warping
up i: izrib. th River. I ihe wi duult id. Iisd
served, it was he intention «>f Admiral W’anen
to have attempted to cut out tiie Const* UaUon.
The v n Dt rinngo and Dragon, went to sea • n
Saturday evening, the remainder of the squad
ron rcm:ii~i in Lynliaven ltav. Ledgtr.
Admiral W \rrbv, has stopped sever: !
vessc n bound to Sp.in nd Portugal, and or
dered th* m to retain, inf.rniitig the mast** s,
hat ibo C! esapeake is in a ste of rigovciit
hlachutc. I l,e ships ucco dingly return
, <i. 1 hi- nitRiU'." i* equ.lv uneinerted And
uiuc -.uiit: ble, n il.e blockade is intended u be
pcrinai ent. If Creal Drituin required supplies
of provisions for the Peninsula, which her per
mitting our v »» ls t» pass unmolested proves
she did, how is the conduct of the Admiral to
be accounted for ? If we were permitted to
hazard a conjecture upon this subject, it would
be, that the blockade has been instituted under
th ixpectati m of a French fleet in the Chesa
peake, and vessels arc prevented from sailing
i t order that in orni atimi might not be obtain
ed, of the point where the iiritish force is sta
This is however only a conjecture on oiu;
mrt. for peril- n»t! c c' meter of the u- r is a
b t to b la g*Hi b< r»o we h ive f-it but
i' fe »fi self c ; u v a uab.e coasting fade,
whim is nior* impoitant, than many imagine,
lias as yet been subject to bat slight interrup
tions. Wiihtheib'C . whirli from the Dritish
prints, wc understand is on the way to one
coasts, "-c may l*H*k for a blockade from New*
York to St. Mary*-, _^ lb.
We understand that Admiral Warren has ad
dressed a letl rtoCnl. Preemav,commandant
at 'Ins place, notifying that the Chesapeake i«
in a state of r g rous blockade. Ib.
Co v firm a ' iov. This morning arrived the
■hip F.imlv, c .pt Scott, from flaliimore hon'd
to Lisbon. Oo the 6th iust. '.lie l'.mily was*
brought to by t* e pqn dron uml-r Adm. War
ren, and her register t odors •**.' in the following
wo-ds. “ I li r-diy certify that the Day and
II irfjors in flic Ch< «: pcvki-, were yestcrUay put
under a s-net and rigorous blockade.
(8 igned) J. M W A R It TV, Vic a
Admit . 1 of i e B ite, Commander
in Chief. ”
54th Day’s Drawing
(Irani! DouU «V;i:nbrr hollar,
Sun/uehanna Caua/,
SF.r:o\n r.i,ass
The 55lh day’s drawing' \» iI• be on the 19ih of
this prese nt month, (F«-l>.' when
TI1B first l)H\WM xu.mhkk
wu.i. RR eMTIti.ed "TO
60,000 l> liars,
20,000 Doi.i.vii f’uiZK
Should he Drawn to the first number on that
day—it wit.L pe ESTiTi.ro to
' 100,000 Dollars !
Vnd in two W «ks from the ahove clay, the
drawing will lie completed.
\ Few Tickets,
For Sglr at thr ,•!nevs f pf/cf, nlehwMuj
luldie Auction.
nrn.l, IlF. SOLD, nt pnhlic auction, on the
VV premise*, on Monday, lie 1st day of
March (iext.it fair, d ni>t, the in xt fair day—»
J 30 feet of Ground,
fronting on (he main sirect and running hack
to the common, on ttie riv'r, inclu dn^- ail the
Mouses, &c. He. I:»t**iy occup ed by John Tay
lor, <UcM. R|ass Founder -Terms ol s 1et
three eqttd payment*, at two, four ».n«l «•«
months, notrt with approv> d endorser.' , t.egtu
liable and payable in one of the Ranks of > ir
gmia,and a deed of trust upon toe property
to secure the payment, will be rt-nuir*<l br

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