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porters admitted in'o the Hsiik having resign- j
ed his sent—a gentleman at le»st tqttkllv qua- ,
lifted with any that we have ever known; we
mean Mr. Join* Nonrcll—a vacancy now exists
in the seats provided for the accommodation of 1
stenographers, in which, we presume, Mr. I
'Richard* might place himself at i.o other ex- I
pence or trouble than that of asking for it. |
We are not, however, surprised at the abor
tive attempt made from a certain quarter to
raise a line and cry of political per occution. It
is nu.urai enough for those who, by getting
themselves persecuted, have made their for
Mtmes, to endeavor to raise another pretence of
^ being assailed ; to sow again the seed from
which they may hope to reap another gulden
harvest. In this case, however, we believe
■they will fail in the attempt. The people are
not quite bo stupid as they prove that they
think them, when thev attempt to cram such a
monstrous absurdity down their throats,as that
i hereunto/ room on the floor of the Represen
tative** JIall is a political persecution !
Nat. Lit.
LATEST FROM HALIFAX.
A gentleman arrived in Boston on Tues
day, who left Halifax the 1st instant. He
brought neither letters nor newspapers :—
hut has communicated the following verbal
information:—
A fleet of transports from F.iiglaiu!, with
troops, had gone up to Qucbcck, without
teaching at Halifax.—It was supposed thst
about 10,000 troops had gone to Quebeck
within the last fifteen days previous to his
leaving Halifax. A fleet of transports was
leaving the harbor when he came away.—
The Nymph and another frigate had sailed
to convoy a number of transports to Quebec.
A convoy, from the West-Indies, with from
1700 to 2000 troops, had arrived.
A cartel barque for Boston, with prison
ers, was to sail the first wind. A 74 and 2
frigates were in port. The 1'lantagenet 74,
disguised as a frigate, had sailed to cruize
off New-York. A 74 and a frigate were go
ing in the day lie left, with a prize brig and
schooner, both pierced for about 12 guns,
.and supposed to be from or bound to France.
A brig of war sailed same day. Ship Sally,
Baker, of Wiscasiet, sent in by La Hogue,
had been cleared. A ship with yellow sides,
from N. York, with flour had arrived sent
in for breach of blockade. The British ship
Duck, captured by the American privateer
<>ov. Pluroer, had been re taken and arri
ved.
From BcrmuJu, May 12.
“ This harbor is full of American vessels,
prizes to the English, and numbers are con
tinually coming in, and they sell very low.
There are no men of war here at present.
The Tartarus and Arathusa, with two mil
lions of dollars, sailed the 6th with a con
voy of American Prizes for'England. On
the last Court Day, the 30th April, the/ol
lowing American vessels were c#ndem*fed:
Ship Jefferson, of N. York; Franklin,*of
New-Orleans; brigs Mary. Barret, of Bos
ton ; Fame, of Belfast; privateer brig Re
venge, of Norfolk; schooner Sally, of Ro
chester; Christiana, of Alexandria; Ama
zon, of Duxbury; sloops Elizabeth, ol New
York ; and Revenue, of Groton.
From St Barts. May 1. " Great Britain
has ceded to Sweden, Guadaloupe and St.
-Martin's.”
LATE FROM LISBON.
Mew-Port Mercury Office. June 7.
Yesterday arrived, ship Pacificus, Capt.
Stanton, 35 days from Lisbon. Capt. S. has
favored us with papers to the 30th of April,
which we send you.
Mirant, jlfiril 14. Yesterday an engage
ment took place between the French under
Suchet, and the Allied Army under Gene
ral Murray, in this vicinity, which termin
ated in favor of the French.
From the Lisbon papers it appears that
Lord Wellington’s II. Q. remained at Fre
neidothe 21st April. The French had re
tired from the left of the Tagus, evacuating
Toledo, &c. and their troops were daily
leaving Spain for the North, their places
being supplied by conscripts.
A severe gale was experienced at Lisbon,
April 26th, But the shipping escaped with
out much damage.
Extract of letter from Lisbon, dated jlhril
2 9th.
xesteruay we had a gale ot wind as vi
olent as the one experienced here the 19th
of December Inst. The ship Golconda of
N. York struck adrift and on her way up
the Tagus, hooked the cables of two Kng
iish vessels, one of which went on shore,
and the other ran foul of an American and
lost both her masts.--The Golconda lost
her cables, drifted up the river and went
on shore, but I believe has received no ve
ry great injury in her hull or spars. Had
the Tagas been as full of shipping as it was
In December last, the damage would pro
bably have been as great as it was at that
lime."
April 30.
•' A report is current to day that Suchet
has been defeated by Gen. Murray, near
Valencia, and lost 400C men. The English
army move on Northward to-morrow. The
late gale of wind has done great damage to
the crops about Lisbon, and has probably
extrndM a considerable distance in the
country.1'
Washington City, June 14.
Copy of a despatch from Brigadier General
k Broun, to the Secretary oj Hrnr.
Head-Quarters, Sackett's Uarror,
June 1, 1813.
Sib,—
You will have received my despatch
of the 29th ult. written from the field of bat
tle, and stating generally, that this post had
been attacked by Sir George Fievost, end
that we had succeeded in repulsing him prin
cipally owing to the gallantry of Col. Backus
and the regular troops under his immediate
command. Now I beg leate to offer to you
the events of that day more in detail.
On the 25th ultimo I received a letter from
Gen. Dearborn, requesting rr.e to repair to
this post for the purpose of taking the com
mand. Knowing that Lieut. Col. Backus,
an officer of the first regiment of dragoons
and of experience, was here, I hesitated, as
I would do no act which might wound his
feelings. In the night of the 27th I received
a note from this officer by major Swan, de
puty quarter-master-general, joining in the
request already made by Major Gen. Dear
born. 1 could no longer hesitate, and ac
cordingly arrived at this post early In the
morning of the 28th. These circumstances
will explain how 1 came to ba in command
lpoa Urn occasion. Knowing well the t
ground, my arrangements for defence, in
lie event of an attack, were soon made.
In the course of the morning of the 28th,
Lieut. Chauncey of the navy came in from
the Lake firing guns of alarm. Those of
llie same character intended to bring in
the militia, \v ere fired from the posts. The
enemy’s fleet soon after appeared accompa
nied by a large number of boats. Believ
ing that he would hind on the peninstila,
commonly called Ilorse Island, I determin
ed to meet him at the water’s edge with
such militia as I could collect and the Alba
ny volunteers, under the command ofLieut.
Col. Mills ; Lieut. Col. Backus, with the re
gulars, formed a second line ; nnd the care
of Fort Tompkins was committed to the re
gular artillerists and some volunteers, and
that of Navy Point to Lieut. Chauttcy of the
navy. If driven from my position. Lieute
nant Col. Backus was ordered to advance
and meet the head of the enemy’s column,
while rallying my corps. I was to fall on its
flanks. If unable here to resist the enemy’s
attack, Lieutenant. Chauncey was in that
case to destroy the stores, &c. anti retire to
the south shore of the bay, east of Fort Vo
luutt er, while % I proceeded to occupy that :
fort as our dernier resource. ,
in me course of the 28th and during the !
nights of the 28th and 29th ult. n considera
ble militia force came in, and were ordered
to the water side near Horse Island, on
which was Lieut. Col. Mills nnd his volun
teers. Our strength at this point was now
tive hundred men—all anxious for battle,
as far as professions would go. The moment
It was light enough to discover the approach
of the enemy we found his ships in line be
tween Horse Island and Stoney Point, and
in a few minutes afterwards 33 large boats
filled with troops, came off to the the Larg
er Indian or Garden Island, under cover of
the fire of his gun-boa^ My orrBers were,
that the troop# nlioulsjjJ^ ^lose aml/eservc
their fire till the enemy had approached so
near that every shot might hit its object_
It is, however, impossible to execute such
orders with raw troops unaccustomed to
subordination. My orders were in this case
disobeyed. The whole line tired, and not
without effect—but in the moment while I
was contemplating this, to my utter asto
nishment, they rose from their cover and
Bed. Col. Mills fell gallantly in brave but
vain endeavours to stop his men. I was
personally more fortunate. Gathering to
gethsr about 100 militia, under the immedi
ate command of captain M’Nitt of that
corps, we threw ourselves on the rear of
the enemy's left flank, and, I trust, did some
execution. It was during this last move
ment that the regulars under col. Hackus
first engaged the enemy—nor was it long
before they defeated him. Hurrying to this
point of the action, I found the battle rag
ing, but with obvious advantage on our side.
The result of the action, so glorious for the
officers and soldiers of the reg ilar army,
has already been com Tiumca'ed in my let
ter of the £Slli. Had not gen. P re vest re
trea'ed most rafiidly under the guns of his
vessels, he would never have returned to
Kingston.
One thing in this business is to be serious
ly regretted. In the midst oftlie conflict,
fire was ordered to be set to the navy bar
backs and stores. This was owing to the
infamous conduct of those <vho brought in
formation to lieut. Chauncey, that the bat
tle was lost, and that to prevent the stores
from falling into the enemy’s hands, they
must be destroyed.
The enemy’s force consisted of 1C00 pick
ed men, led by Sir George Prevost in per
son. Their fleet consisted of the new ship
Wolfe, the Koyal George, the Prince Re
gent, Earl of Moira, two armed schooners,
and their gun and other boats.
Of the officers who distinguished them
selves, I cannot but repeat the name of It.
col. Backus, who, praised be God 1 yet lives,
Capt. M’Nitt’s conduct was noble, he well
deserves to be placed in the regular army,
Major Swan, of the army', served as my ad
jutant gen. and was highly useful. Lieut.
Chauncey is a brave and honorable man.—
To hits no blame can attach for what hap
pened at Navy Point. He was deceived.—
Lieut, col. Tuttle was in march for this post,
but with every exertion was unable to reach
it in time to take pai* in the action. This
is felt by the color.cl and every officer of his
detachment, as a inisfoi tune.
/ki uic moment. i am uusing mu commit*
rication, com. Chauncey has arrived with
his squadron. This renders my longer stay
here unnecessary. I shall therefore imme
diately return to my home.
I am, Sir, with the highest respect, &c.
JACOB BROWN,
Brig. Gen. of lhe JV. Y. Militia.
The Hon. Gen. John Armstrong,
Secretary at Wav, Washington.
REPORT of the killed, wounded and mis.
sing in the action of the 29th May, 1813,
at Sackett’s Harbor.
KILLED—20 privates, regulars, ancl one
volunteer.
WOUNDED—1 Lieutenant Ctlonel, 3
2nd Lieutenants, 1 Ensign, 7 nnn-commis
sioned officers 1 musician and 63 privates,
regulars, and 1 musician and 2 privates vo
lunteers.
MISSING—2 non- commissioned officers,
7 privates, regulars ; 1 non commissioned
officer, 1 musician ami 15 privates, volun
teers.
Aggregate lost—110 regular* and 21 vo
lunteers. Number not known, but not to ex
ceed 25 militia.—Total 156.
Wm. SWANN,
Major 2d regt. Infantry and Act’g Adj. Gen.
StcKitrr's Jfj/moit, June 1, 1813.
N. B. About 400 of the regular troops sus
tained the heat of the action ; these consist
ed chiefly of the 1st rrg. light dragoons,
some of the 9th, 21st, aud a few of the 23d
infantry, 3d and light artillery.
REPORT of the enemy’s loss in the action
of the 29th May, 1*813. at Sackrtt’s
Harbor.
Adj. Gen Gray, Col. Moo<Iy, Major Ed
wards 1 captainjand 25 rank and iilo found
dead in the field.
2 Captains and 20 rank and file found
wounded in the field.
2 captains, 1 ensign and 32 rank and file
made prisoners.
In addition to the above many were kill
ed and wounded in their boats by the mili
tia and Albany volunteers while effecting a
landing ; a number were likewise carried off
the field by the enemy, previous to the com
mencement of his retreat. Wm. SWANN,
Major 2d Infan. & Act’g Adj. Gen.
Socket ft Harbor, June 1, 1813.
Extract 9f a letter from nil officer in ?/•
a™jy t0 ^te cidtorm of the ( Baltimore)
Nkwauk, U. C. May 30, !Sl3.
“ Before this touches your haiul, rumor
will have told you of the fall of fort George,
and this town on the 27th inst. The advanc
ed corps, under col. Scott, sustained a very
heavy fire on landing for abont twenty-five
minutes, when the British gave way. *
" When we marched for Queenstown on
the evening of the 28th, we found (what
intelligent men h*l told us at Newark) that
the enemy was far advanced on his retreat
by the back road towards the lower part
of the province, with abont 3000 men. The
British had evacuated their different posts
above and collected their lorce very ac
lively. **•••/#
* * * * * *
“ Gen. Boyd is a fine soldier and a hu
mane man. Col. Hcott and also major King
distinguished themselves on tiie 27th ; as
did almost every man who had a chance of
fighting the enemy.—Our friends herea
bouts are greatly relieved by our visit—they
had been terribly persecuted by the Scotch
myrmidons ol England. Their present joy
is equal to their past misery.
“ I Ids is a most charming country ; but its
uncertain destiny, together with the vexa
tions the farmers endured by being dragged
out in the millitia, has left the fields in a
great degree uncultivated.
** What for c the enemy may be able to
collect at the lower part of the province I
know not ; but it is supposed they can raise
a pret y large army—However, their In
dians are not of much ufc to them_they
run as soon as a battle grows hot I saw
but one of their Indians and one negro (with
the Glengary uniform) dead on the field ; a
proof that neither their black nor red allies
are very potent nor brave. Their 8th (a
royal regiment) fought very resolutely, and
suffered severely from the’fire of the des
Yankees."
EtWact of another Utter, same date.
“ Thfc volunteers were yesterday compli
mented in general orders’by general Boyd,
whose brigade they had Hanked. The Bal
timore company had but three men slightly
wounded, though exposed to a thick fire
while in the boat*.”
Bos'iox, June 3.
Information from llul ifax, to May 20 receiv
ed by the way of ftastport, says, the’ Plantagen.
et, 74 has arrived there with 7 or 8 transports
and 1500 German troops. The transports and
others with additional troops, were to sail im
mediately for Quebec. The Plantagenet was
to sail for the American coast. A frigate with
ten or twelve vessels of the Cork fleet, was just
entering Halifax harbor. The Diomede, prir.c,
from Manilla, had arrived ; also the Montgom
ery and alothcr privateer. It was reported an
India ship had been sent to Liverpool.
The transports for Quebec were conveyed by
3 frigates.
A letter of the 24th mentions that troops had
sailed for Quebec.
It has been proposed to send a flag of truce
to Halifax, to ascertain the fate of the officers
and crew of the Chesapeake, and the particu
lars of her capture. It is probable the flag will
sail this day.
It is the opinion of some gentlemen who saw
the late battle, that the Shannon ran onboard
the Chesapeake, the latter having taken a f o
sition across the bow of the former at a short
distance, for the purpose of raking her.
During the action between the Chesapeake
St Shannon, a Ashing boat from Plymouth was
so nigh, that some of the shot went over her, ft
at twelve o’clock, the same night a boat from
Plymouth was in great danger of being run
down by the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake was
ahead of the Shannon.
From Plymouth, June 6.—Captain Brewster,
arrived last evening, picked up 2 boats, suppo
sed to belong to the Chesapeake, one of them
very much injured heingvery full of shot holes,
the other very good, not the least hurt. She is
painted white bottom, black waist, and green
inside. Fou#d in the boat an old sword, mark
ed U. S. and a large shot; the boat is about 25
feet long.
New-York, June 10.
The Steam host from Albany arrived yester
day with a number of passengers, amongst whom
was colonel Dennis, of the nrmy, who left Fort
George oh the 2d inst. At that date our forces
were concentrating at Fort Georpe.
EVACUATION OE FORT ERIE.
About 4 o’clock in the afternoon of the 37th
ill t. an express arrived at Fort Erie, from the
British commander below.——It is understood
that the express brought orders fur all the re.
pillars to march immediately down to join pen.
V incent on his retreat— and also for niaj. War
ren (of the militia) to open a tire upon Black
Rock, and continue the same unt I the next
morning, and then burst his gun, blow up the
inapaaines, and dismiss his men. lie executed
his orders. The batteries before the fort im
mediately opened a fire upon Black Rock which
was returned, and continued at intervals dur
ing the nighty Early in the morning, the des
truction ot their military stores commenced:
all their magazines, all their barracks, public
stores, and storehouses, from Chippewa to
Point Abino, have been blown up or burnt.
Not a person was injured at the Hock during
the whole cannonade. The barracks and sev
eral private buildings received a few shot.
In the evening of Friday, lieut. col. J. Prest
on, commandant at Black Rock, crossed over
with his regiment, and entered Fort Erie.
From the humane mul salutary measures, a
dopted by col. Preston on his entrance into the
enemy's territory, in discriminating between
frienrls and enemies, and securing those well
disposed ip their persons and properly, we anti
cipate that lie will be very favorably received
by the inhabitants of Canada.
Buffalo Gazette.
To the editors qf the Mercantile Advertiser.
U. S. Cutter Active, 5 mile* ufi Ncw-Eondon
River, June 8th, 1813.
Meson, Crookes W Ilntler,
" We arrived here yesterday after a very
narrow escape from being captured by the
British squadron. They came within four
miles of us, but by superior sailing we got
into New-Londou. Com. Decatur, with
his squadron, lies five miles up the River,
where he is perfectly safe. He has got the
ships over a bar that has only eighteen feet
of water on it. The commodore and his
crew are all in high spirits. All that is
wanting is an equal force, but they are o
verpowered at present. Three Seventy
fours and one frigate came and anchored a
breast the Light yesterday-The Fort is
well manned, and troops are constantly com.
ing in—New-London was all in an uproar
yesterday.-— Every body that could get out
with their good®, were moving.” .
Extract of a Letter to vhc Editors of the
ATcrcantile jld'ocr'Jter, dated Hay brook,
June 9th, 4 P. AT.
“ J he English c.vnc into nur harbor at
11 o’clock, this morning, and boarded six*,
sloops, one of which (the Roxana) they go
out. Three they set on fire, but the inhabi
tants boardud and saved them. No lives
were lost on either bide.”
New London, June 8.
An unfounded and wicked report has been
industriously circulated, with what views
others may judge, that coni. Decatur had
been compelled to retire with his squadron
u p the Thames, in consequence of governor
Smith having refused Ins co-operation in
their defence. We state, it as a fact, for
which we pledge whatever of character wc
have for veracity, that there is nit the
smallest foundation for this iniamous report.
The truth is, those gentlemen have had the
most cordial understanding. His excellen
cy immediately on his arrival, came for
ward in the most frank and unequivocal
mauncr. lie requested the commodore to
inform him of the number and nature of the
troops which he deemed necessary for the
security of the squadron ; assuring him of
tile support of the whole of the militia of the
state if required. The commodore desig
nated the kinds and s'atcd tlve number lie
thought necessary ; which are ordered out
by the governor. Iiis excellency has re
,T|oyed his head-quarters to the immediate
vicinity of the squadron, the better to ena
ble him efficiently to co operate with com
modore Decatur.
On*Sunday last, the British squadron off
this port were reinforced by a ship of the
line and a frigate ; the former said to be of
90 guns. There were two ships of the line
and two frigates lying off and on, close in
with Fisher’s Island all this morning, with
a favorable wind for an attack. Although
we are not without serious apprehensions,
yet wca*c of opinion they will not venture
The city is now emptied of goods, and the
best of the furniture ; mam* families are gone
entirely, and most of the women and chil
dren. It is not supposed that this place
place would be intentionally burnt; but in
such an action as must take place, if the en
emy come into the harbor, the chances for
a general conflagration are much against
us. •
At 12 o’clock, two ships of the line and
two frigates appeared in full view of the
town ; and by their movements it was sup
posed they intended coming in. At one o’
clock, they bore up directly for the harbor;
signal guns were fired from Fort Trumbull,
and every thing in town that could move,
was in motion. The enemy approached with
in about five miles of Fort Trumbull, and
came to anchor at two o’clock, the wind
fair to come in. The military during this
time were in motion, and every preparation
possible was made to receive the enemy in
true Yankee stile. Four raiments of mili
tia were at this time on duty.
Five o’clock, P. M.—The Matross com
pany of Windham have just arrived; they
left Windham this morning; the residue of
that fine regiment will be here in the morn
ing. Wc arc now pefectly secure against a
landing—whatever may be done, must be
clone by broadsides.
Wednesday morning 4 o’clock—The Brit
ish ships remain at anchor, as they were
yesterday; wind light at W. The militia
arc in excellent spirits and equal to the task
of chastising the enemy, should they at
tempt to land.
Windsor, Yt. June T.
T he first battalion of the eleventh regiment,
five hundred strong, under the command of
maj. Upham, embarked from this post on .Mon
day last for White Hall, thence to Sackett’s
harbor.
From a source which is entitled to credit,
we learn that Governor Prevost lias ordered
gen. Sheafi’e to England, atul has taken com
mand in person of the British forces in Upper
Canada.
Extract of u letter, dated, White IlaU,
June 3. j
“ About 600 of col. Chirk’s regiment, viz :
the eleventh regt. U. S. troops, from Bonington
left here this morning for .Sackett’s Harbor, in
fine health and spirits ; they are the finest bo
dy of healthy looking young men of the same
number I ever saw together j they are what arc
called the Green Mountain Hoys, from the north
part of Vermont *nd New Hampshire, all Y*n
kees—their appearance would do credit to nn
coiintry; I never haTe seen their equal in any
part ot Europe. ”
Nouraut, June 8.
Five hundred troops enlisted in North Carolina
and at this place, for the 5th and 10th U. 8. Hogi
menls, will depart in a I'cw days for the North, un
der the command of Capt. George M. Brooke
They are all hearty robust young men, ano for th«
short time they have keen in training1, very well dia
riplined.——'They were reviewed last evening hy
Gen. TAYLOK, who exprcsse<l much satisfaction
at their martial appeanu.ee, and early proficiency
in military duty.——It may not be amiss to remark
that these troops are not to he considered as a part
nt tho force detailed for the defence of this frontier.
The army now Iteteis sufficient to give an account
of the enemy if they should think proper to miiko
an attack. - llcraUl.
The Binokade of the bay cuts ofTall otir commit
ication with the Knatcrn Shore of this State, ex
cept by the tedious nnd ciccttitons route by the way
ot Baltimore ; our information of what is passing
on that coast, is consequently subject to a long de
lay. \Y c learn that on toe -J4t.il ult. two British
frigates raniu almost within gun shot of Ftingotcu
guc harbor, on the Acoomnok shore, scut their boais
in and cut out a small schooner. They attempted
to land, but were gallantly met by a company of
militia under eapt. Smith, and repulsed.———Two
of the militia were wounded; the enemy it was sup
posed, sulTcred severely, as thdy scarcely par ded
oarsmen enough to row back to their ships. - '—The
letter from which we obtain our information, is ve
ry deficient in purtieulars, but as much as is here
stated, may be relied on. . lb.
Washington Citt, June 15.
The Mails of yesterday afforded nothing
from the I.akes of a later date titan we have
already had- The situation of nfi'airs in tlm
quarter presents a most interesting aspect ;
and we h»ok forward with anxiety to the ac
counts we may expect from the neighbor
hood, and particularly to the ojterations at
Kingston, under an impression that there
inforcemects lately arrived at Halifax may
reach that post in time to aid in its defence.
After the fortunate, we may say gloriout re
sult of the recent conflict at Jacket’s har
bor, and the intrepidity displayed by our
troops in all their recent encounters with
the enemy, we place full reliance on their
ability and disposition to achieve any tking
to which their numbers are adequate.
tY •»» fort Meig-» wc learn that th*» -tv-s
uninterrupted tranquility reigns since the
repulse of the Allie**, who attempted to re
ilucc it. It is considered quite secure. Gen.
Harrison is busily engaged in arranging the
forces destined to cc» operate with his army,
detachments of which arc daily moving on
to t’nc frontiers. * Jfat.InC.
DESCRIPTION OF NEW-LONDON.
The town of Ncw-London is situated n*
the west side of the river Thames, three
utiles from Lung Island Sound, the river, at
the town is one mile wide; half a mile be
low tbe town there is a peninsula which
makes out at least half across the
the extent of which nature has plncecn^tigh
bluff or body of rocks, on which Fort Tmm •
bull is erected, and froasts sfrength and
commanding situation not easily to be
carried by an enemy, Griswold is on
the other side of the river, and directly op
posite the city of N. London, and is placed
half a mile from the water, and on so great
an eminence that it would be perhaps alto
gether impossible for ships to elevate their
guns sufficient to bear at all upon it. In ad
dition to which there is a smaller fort near
the river, which has a covered way leading
from it, in which a safe retreat may be
made up to the other fort. The depth of
water front the entrance of the harbor to
the city, is generally about 24 feet at hi,,li
water ; the tide falls four and a half feet,
with but little current; the main channel is
near the cast shore, which would compel
large vessels* when In a situation to injure
the city, to heat n considerable distance from
it, and directly under the gnus of Fort Gris
wold, and within grape shot of fort Trum
bull. From the uncommon tdvated sit
uation of fort Griswold, that alone fs con
sidered fully adequate to the protection of
the city, provided there is a supply of gun*
and ammunition.
XFAV HAMPSIITUE.
The Legislature of this stave met on Wed
nesday w«ek. Thomas W. Thompson, federal*
was chosen Speaker of the House of Rcpritien
t stives. Oliver Peahady Was chosen President
of the Senate. On counthig the votes taken at
the late Gubernatoirial Election, it appeared
tliat there were—
For John Taylor Gilman, Fed 18*I0r
William Plumcr, Pep. 17,410
Scattering 212
-35,729
It must be confessed that Federalism his* not
reason to boast of the strength of its majority
in this state.
John Robdaiiev was* on the Jtli, appointed
a Senator of the United States Irom Now Hamp
shire, vice Charles Cutts.
..... ■limn ——b»
At the call of the Vice-President oj the So •
ciety of Clmcinrmti on thtir Standing Conf}
mil tee who mel accordingly,
J RESENT
Major Jmo. iIutor, Vice-President*
Ma jotJas, GIb a o k. Treasurer,
M aklzj, Secretary,
When the dcall^^^Le President of their So*
ciety whs announclfl. Standing Commit
tee in testifying Iteir regret for the loss the
Society have sustained in the cmath of their late
President, Gen. JlS. WOOD, whose merits a*
a soldier of the Involution, were not less con
spicuous, than tjfnseof hia public and private
life since,—havel-esolvcd that it be recom
mended to the nremhera of the Society to wear
a crape on th^^ft arm for 30 days.
Capitol, June 17th, 1813.
For Sale.
THE TAVERN*. Charles City C. K.
with two hundred acres <M LAND (more or
less)-well adapted t/haculture of Corn or
Whsat.—Terms mule ImiM by application to
the subscribers living^n sight.
WATT 11. or JOHN TYLER.
June 17._ 6t.
20 Dollars lie ward*
RAN away from the Subscriber living in
Halifax, on Dan River, on the 3d of this month*
a Negro Man bv the name of
I) A N I R Ly
And a Cook by profesamn. He ia very blaek*
and slow of speech s aMmt 5 feet 3 inches high*
supposed to be Hbautmliirty years of age. Ilia
clothing when he leaf home w»9, a coat & pan
taloons of dark h> Jhespun filled Cloth, and a
striped waistcoat, m: haling but few others.
I purchased him / MrTlUchard C Wortham*
of Richmond, abc/it which place I presume he
may be lurking. 9l think he may attempt to get
on hoard some vessel on a foreign voyage, and
attempt to pass as a free man. All Owners of
vessels are cautioned against taking him on
board. Any person who will apprehend and
confine him in jail so that 1 get hitn again, shall
be entitled to Uie above reward.
ISAAC MEDLEY
qr.
June 17.
Juut received from C. Fairchild, a freth
tufifily of
Consisting of C
among which
ty. Mr. V i
the north
to return t
large assi
MADB C
The Su
nish them
larlv his old
IllUg
tcoats and Pantaloon*
sts of superior quail
s' on his business at
manner and expects
> the fall, with a very
TLRMEN’S UR A D'r
of every description,
s those who wish to fur*
i Cloathing and particiv
orners to call on W. H. HUM.
HAIID, who superintends in his absence.
C. FAIRCHILD.
June 17. w3w.
WAN I'Bl),
A £ood jromnle Cook,
OF MIDDLE JGE AND WITHOUT
CHILDHEN. MNqfiRn at thm Or*
tick.
(1m.)
WAMTE D%
£ 12,coo jfterling Hills
OX BNGLANI).
2000 ISi^nisli Hides.
JUS Tin I CEIVF. I)
CHAKLRS WI1CTLOCK.
June 12.
ATTENTION !
WASHING ION VOLUNT F.EHS!
You are hereby orJired to repair, with
all possible expeditief, io the Ci.y of Rich
mond, and report wurseivea to the com
manding Officer in Clamp.
I wish to get a /m-Mmmer and Fifer, for
the United htatea’Jfcrvicc,to whom liberal
pay svjll be givenf
RICHARD ROO KER,
Ca/itaM )V. Fi
Camp, 17th Juda,

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