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Thursday, June 10. H OUSEOF REPRESENTATIVES. C Concluded from our latt.J FRENCH DECREES. , Mr. Webster rose as he said, to call the at tention of the Mouse to a subject ofconsiderable importance—a task which he hoped would have fallen into the hands of some otlnr gentleman belter qualified than himself to under ake it. He then read the resolutions which will he f'omulU w. In o fibring thr«e resolutions, it wasiHflniis intention,-lie nai<\to enter into anv discussion or argument, or to advance any pro* position whatever, on w hicli j^ndeinen coiihl adopt different views or take dVlbrent sides. He would tnerelv rnttark, by w:\of explana all, that Liops jdcr* lie cause F tln» or 10 main had hecti rench (It" n was the wliat he lion, what would be remembered the subjects to which these fcsol led, were intimately coune of the present war. The reT dors in council of Croat Llrit point on which (lie war turned, n demanded for the reason that t crces lird censetl to exist. This point at issue. Mr. W. remarked ternieil the contradictory evidence on thishead, the letter of Mr. Champagiiy on one hand as setting the revocation, the speech of the Emp. eror to the free cities on the other, denyirg it —the decisions of the French admiralty courts on one hand and opposite dreisions of the same courts on the other. The whole matter, in short, was involved in doubt. But, on the de claration of war, and not until then, a decree appeared repealing the French decrees ; a de cree which, if issued, hail lain dormant, mere brutum f ulmen, until after the war commenced, •nd then oaly made its appearance. In March last, it would also be recollected, the President liad communicated to Congress, immediately before its adjournment, certain correspondence between our government and its minister in France, to prominent feature of which corres pondence was, that, Ip an interview between our minister and the French secretary for for eign affairs, which took place about the 1st of May, 181-2, it was stated by the latter, that the decree in question hud been put into the hands of our minister in France, ahd transmitted to the French minister in the United Su^r., at the time at which it bore date. To shed light on this transaction, Mr. \V. said it was that he mo., ved these resolves, in the discharge of what he decin-.tl a duty to his constituents and his coun try. <l'he declaration of die French minister had a great bearing on the refutation of the country-on the reputation ft those persons who in tlV’ir officinl cliaga terjfrepri-sentcd the dignity the nation. To pjffce their conduct in its proper light, he presented to the consi deration of^he House theJudlowing resoluti ons— t Jlttolird, That tlie^^BB^psioNtbe United States be reef less the public forbid sucb coir? mul in wlml man given to this govi government ot Fr of April, 1811, an tive repeal of tbe lan. ” sted MiBormthi*- Mouse, un itery* soun d jin hit opinion, cati«. “ jlicn, by whom, telligence was lent of tfl^dccrct of tlie bearii* da\c on the28:h fporting to |bc ft defini m Ai l Mi Ketolvtd, Thatglu^r^^idertdMne United States l>e requcajjbd iniOTW«©i^^touse, whe ther Mr. Russel Jlate Charge d’Afl'aires of tlio United States atllie court of France, hath ever admitted or denied to his government the cor rectness of the ifcclaration of the Duke of Bas sano to Mr. liarftnv, the lat^ minister of the U. States at that cAirt, as stated in Mr. Barlow’s letter of the 12w of May, 181?, to the Secreta ry of State, “ tlat the said decree of April 28th 1811, had heeiacommunicated to his (Mr. Bar low’s) prtdecAsors there ; ” and to lay before this Mouse aw correspondence with Mr. Rus sel relative tftliat subject, which it may not be imprope Ao communicate; and also, any •orrespondehce between Mr. Barlow Wnd Mr ltus3tl, on wiat subject, which may be in pos session of tre Department of State. J^atolvep, That the President of the United titatqkbe requested to inform this House, whe ther th* minister of Fr^Kjprtte*r>*kfeU States ever inf<JtmeJ this go^pCnent of tn^existencc of the suidodecree of ^eJfotli or April, 1811, and to lay ofeforc theJBbidc arts' correspondence that may ha^takei£ufe with till said ntinis Vcr relative thecett^Viilh thea P.Vident may not think impro^katlba conuwunifcteil.l Jietolved, Th itjle*’i4sidcw of Ae united States be reque*jg<r-» chmsOTinicaA tM this House any otherinformation which i^#he in bis possession and whicMie may nad^ctn it injurious to the public int^hesfaiM^mctost-, re lative to the said decree of the, 28th of April, 1811, and tending to show at what time, by whom, and in what manner the said decree was first made known to this government or to any obits representatives or agents. Jietolxed, That the President be requested, in case the fact be, that the lirst information of the existence of said decree of the 28th of April, 1811, ever received by this government or any of its ministers or agents, wlp that communi cated in May, 1813, by the M-ike Of Bassano, to Mr. Barlow, and by him toYis government, as mentioned in his letteiuip t^ Secretary of State, of May 12th, 1812, anS^W^accumpany ingpapers, to inform this MousA whether the government of the United StateWiath ever re ceived from that of France any Aplanation of the reasons of that decree being cArcaled from this government and its minister for so lorg a time af cr its date; and, ifsucl^xplanation lisa been asked by this government*lias been omit ted to be given by that of FraiK whether this government has made any remltistrance, or ex pressed any dissatisfaction to the government of France, at such concealment.’ Mr. Grosvenor having required th© Yeas and Nays on the question of proceeding now m consider the resolution, they were found to be as follows s ' i Tor consideration 132 Against It r 28 „ The resolutions lisyjng liccn again rrnd f Mr. Bibb said he wit persuaded that on eve ry proper occasion the most perfect disposition would be manifested by the Mouse to ask tor a ny information solicited by one ot its members. It was unquestionably their right, and under certain circumstances their duty, to ask for in formation of the Executive, in relation to pub lic affairs ( but under other circumstances, it it he improper. ——We are therefore, said it. in exercising this right, to judge ofth? ■tetany call is likely to produce on • lie pub Me service. If it will not he prejud:cial, the rail ought to lie indulged j hut if it might do in jury,it would unquestionably be proper to re I fuse the call-. For myself, said Mr. If. I am un able to determine at present, from the great extent of the resolution, whether it would be proper to make the call or noA No injury could result from a day's delay -—qMr. II. therefore Moved that the rcso'u**ie*^^^Mhe table, & ordered to be printed. » Mr Webster said he had not least object i •n to this eourse. He was willing to give tl W gentleman every opportunity to examine resolutions, under the perfect conviction that he would find that nothing waa demanded which could hi any w«j be prejudicial to the public *eri ice The re»olvp* were ordered to lie on the tabl accordingly. A bill trom the Senate for the relief of Tlios Sloo, was twice read and referred to a commit tee of the whole. Friday, J Mr. Webster present racial of Renja lititm of milit <rs Ipsalifeit may be nr.clius s. |ray import inin Conner, respecting bridges, nnd praying thv made him therefor. Reft .Mr. Count'd presented Ash nnd Son, of Philariclplu ing that mi additional duty cd day pipes. Referred. Air. Ingersolt presented a '^tVOT’on fr&i Glen Drayton, ami others,officer* of tlic late Dentate* brig Vixen, in hclialf of themselves and others, ata tint; that since the capture of said vessel, they have been cornpvllcd to disburse considerably more mo ney than is alio wed to them by tho govern ineu.l and praying initeinnlfieutioo. Referred to the commit tee of Claims. Mr. Rhea presented the petition of Ri.hnrd M:tchell, who had become aecurity for n Collector >t" the Revenue who hud failed to fulfil his engage men's, and made said Mitchell liable ; anil praying relief. Referred. Several petitions embracing claims for revoluti. >nury service*, were presented and referred. Mr. Dawson, from the committee on the District >f Columbia, to whom was referred the petition of he President and Directors of the Farmer’s Hank >f Alexandria, praying an extension of their rhar er, made u report “ that the praver of thn petiti oners might not to be granted. * Report aonrurred £Thi* vote was subsequently reconsidered.]] Dawson also reported a bill to authorize the Mr ule of the Glebe in the county of Alexandria, In lie district ofColumbia, ami to provide for the ad uslment of the adverse clr.ims to the same. Twice •end anil committed. On motion of Mr Eppcs, the committee of Way* inti Moans were discharged from the further coli liderutiou of the memorial for the cvtnblishinvflt of i new hank in this district, to discount at a rate of nterest let>s than six per cent.-And it was com mit ed to the District com mitten. Mr. Alston, from the cemmith-e to whom the inhjeet had bonn referreil, reported, in part, the btlnwiug resolution for tho adoption of tlic House. " Resolved, That a sum not exceeding two hun Ircil dollars lie, nnd is hereby appropriated out of he contingent fund of this House, for the purpose if making provision for the accommodation pf Ste rographri-s in the galleries <>f the House, and that, vh-turver »uc/i provision shall have been made, no Stenographers shall be admitted on the Jloor of the House." *■ The latter clause of tiis rcsoj jy Mr. Wright und Mr! M leccssarv and iuexpcilient—-V unend tfic rotolution by striki Italics; but the motion was was adopter! as above. A bill from the Senate for the ■oris cm|doycd in oerti tud referred to the cou) iniahed Husincsa. A bill front tho Senate to modal ion of the hosisehold of the 1 United Slates, whs twice read and •onuniltcd. NATURALIZATION LAWS. i sr*j opposed jjciu|f*both un ved to pis in nceom ulent of the Un motion 01 Mr. runoi rsew iovk, me itonse resumed the consideration of the bill to amend the Naturalization Laws. Mr. Burwell rose to say that lie had wared tor the present his intention of proposing amendments to this bill ; but^w wish« to givo notice that he should, not atlhis^nftt aalic next session of Con* gross, propose a radical Aange ufenr naturalizati on laws. He thought Mwns lliMwA of Congress to repeal intoto the lawsBiiaturaKimoii, or amend them in such n manner Ms drv A> the source* of collision with foreign poilct^, whiAthose laws as they now aland might aSlrd\JJ^B^irovisions he should pronoseal llio present bastion,pt he thought they would now receive he mature investigation which they merit. IIo liji sonsi^rable objections to the hill be^rc the IlijAe ns it stood, Unless which were removed hafnusLvofoaguintt it. The principal objection was/liat.)£ m>uld giro to the nu merous class of AreigV mwchalu, who have been ordered from the starortawthe aKrantage of avail ing themselves of alkie bon-fits otytizeAehip, and tho protection and J»ilere they ooArey, by mere ly declaring an intenp^ktdbeKmnjcitl^iis: Whilst the government haf rendered itl^pflfPblh for fo reign seamen to JseoonW citizen* of tbf United States, he felt grA returnee to extend/the bene fits of naumdizuAn to tho?a. who should seek na turalization merely in the w^^of^patle, to enable them to acquire wealth amount* with the greater facility. M Mr. Gaston^iid that he, too, Tile the gentlemah from Virginia (Mr. Burwell) had many objections to the principle ofthis bill, which he did not believe could he so inodifr_-d as to remove hisobjeoliens to the bill. But that would not prevent him frotu endeavoring to amend it. A proviso to the hill de nies the right of acquiring citizenship to every alien “ who shall not, before a certain day, declare his intention, kc.’’ The phraseology of low bill would at least admit of doubt wliei her a similar declarati on was not required, nfie^tne paisagb of this hill, from those who have heretofore made such a decla ration. To remove IbjS anihjgtiitv he moved min mendmciit, to iucludeBilso dneVaho have alrea dy made” the tiecessah- doclJWatians, ko. The amendment wi^ adopt*). W Mr. Shipherd said iwwas a fa<k which cards with in his knowledge, that n.»iiv peiwpns had bacn na turalized since the dsitwof the dV-himuon ■’ war, viz. the 18th of .lune lasft. It wnslight, he Anight, that those persona shoul\ha vccuiVd in thoftrivile ges of citizenship, withourUie addi^mi Muble of renewing their oath, ke. ke iliei emrojKvtal an amendment, the object of wifal^s^J^ieclarc all such naturalizations as Valid arlHRffle before that dar. I his motion was negatived without debate. Fur the motion 57 Against it 73 Mr. M con proposed an amendment, the object of wliioh was to confine the privilege of naturaliza tion to such persons os have already declarer! their intention to become citizens, sod going to take a way the indulgence proposed to be allowed to those who have not so declared. Mr. Grosvenor, after expressing his wish that thin hill should be amended by a competent commit tee with n refereneelo its btrjring on the law of last session and the policy of the measures then adopt cd^noved that the petition be referred to the corn jpitt«jc on foreign all' it s. Afroon agreed to, nem con. On motion of Mr. Hempstead, tlm committee ol publio lands were instructed to t-nqmre into the ex pediency ot' allowing further time lot the paytuenl for puldin lands in the distrist of Arksnsas, in the territory of Missouri ; with leave te report by bil «r otherwise. ^ FARMER'S BjpK OF ALEXANDRIA. A motion was iwson, to re.eon at Farmer's Hank _ ^ committer of the whole. '1 lie blH to incorporate a eompany to make i turnpike road in the county oi Washington, paseei tlirough a committee ol toe whole, Mr. .W/eon ii the chair, and vai ordered to bo cngroaiod for i third reading ; a* was also a bill to incorporate i company for making a turnpike road in the count] «f Alexandria, which had passed through a corn ruittee of the whole y esierdav. 1 lie House reeofred itself into a committee of thi whole, Mr jYchon in the chair, on bille to ineor porate two or three insurance companies in thi district | whieh were gone through and repoi t«* to the House. On motion of Mr. Roberta, these bills were or lered to lie on the table for examination, a* be eon oui*ed their prueiiiione to be tee indefinite aad uu roetrieted, he. A interned. der the rote, th; it to ho imtx podi tilentio, declarin' i cliartcr of tlx SENATE. Abttratt tf proettdin^t. Rlegins Fromentin, a Senator from Louisij na, took his seaton Tuesday last. On the same day the President of the Seaat communicated a letter from the Governor o the state of Connecticut, enclosing a copy <j the Resolution passed by the Legislature of iha state, that they do not agree to ratify and con firm an amendment proposed by Congress tt the constitution to titles of nobility On Thursday, \Vm ___ _m Delaware, in the place of Ja signed, appeared and took h Same day, Mr. Morrow ii ther extending the time fot ing military land warrants; was committed to Messrs. A ton ami Tail. On Friday, on motion of Mr .1... _■. . ... ... ted States relative , Senator from A. Iiayard, re ung ed n bill fur and locat jm next day Worthing ,. -— -_y, the mes sage of the President transmit!inff "certain le gislative nct-i of Pennsylvania, was referred to a select committee—to compose which Messrs. Horsey, I#eil>, Smith, Goldsborough and King were appointed. 't he Senate did not sit on Saturday. HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. Saturday, June 12. Mr. Miller presented the petition of praying a remission of certain pe nalties incurred under the non importation laws. — Referred to th» committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Archer presented the petition »if John Miller, stating the seizure and condemnation of a vessel belonging to him, the condemnation in relation to which had been reversed by the supreme court, and restitution rewarded ; liut previous to the decree of the supreme court, the property had been sold and the proceeds placed in the Treasury of the United States; and prayiag that the said proceeds may be re funded to him, in pursuance of said decree._ Referred. Mr. Speaker laid before the Douse a letter from G. F. Sultonstall, of North Carolina; stat ing that he is the author of several useful in ventions, Sec. and praying that Congress may take the subject matter thereof into consider* tion. There being no dcb*itive object stated H'bl*16 petition, it was oriN^to lie on the Mr. Nelson, from the <Vflpttce on Naval Affairs, reported a bill to rfcsflrd the officers and crew of the sloop of war Hornet; which was twice read and committed. Mr. Archer moved to commit to the commit tee of Ciaim^ so much of the Mport of the committee of ^fyifinished RusineA as relates to a bill concernint^Livalid Pensi<>yt\. This an nual bill, it wouWWjc recollected, (Massed tlii House at the l:«st\ession/ amended by the Sen-fle, hijj to this House in time \aJSc acted' adjournment —Motion ujjFecd to! \ contested/evkution. |^ing bee pturnei tiefor c, X V Into a c\imiiti-e of the Vermont, the un motion or Mr. House resolved itself whole, Mr. Dawson ip the chairijum the report of the committee oljfelcctions on tlie contested election of John PrHungerford, wHich report is in the followinj/words s The committee if Elections, to whom i»at re ferred the pillion of John Taliaferro com plaining of the undue election qfjohn P Run gorford, returned as one of the from Virginia in the present had the same under consider resentatives gross, have and election in aid John P. ed from the Wes* more iimhcrland, ‘•Nh inner was fl VlWinis REPORT: That at the last eongression that state for representatives, the Hungerford was returned as district composed of the conn land, Richmond, Lancaster, King George and Stafford, i also a candidate. The laws wis \ it- - inia pre* acribing the manner of conductingsiMi electi ons direct that “ the clerks of the polls shall enter in distinct columns, under the name of the person voted for, the name of each elector voting for sucli persons ” They further direct that “ the clerks of the polls, having first signed the same, and mode oath to the truth thereof, a certificate of which oath under tho hand of a magistrate, of the county, Bhall be subjoined shall cc. |Ts of the severl Ip pears ! name! general irol book ;\ind figure Id of the names ofl |the columns under I rcvtuencWor w| _are regist« deliver the same to the si Upon inspecting the [ ties, the following fact In Westmoreland,11 are all entered in one left Itsnd margin of t| numerical order, inst voters, are inserted in names of the candidat each rote is given. In Richmond, the vn on* column, ami a straight1 name of the votes, is inserted ti of tlu* candidate. In Stafford, the Christian name of the voter is no* written on the poll, the initial letter only is given. The same occurs partially in Lancas. ter. ,, , On the polls of Westmoreland, Richmond, Lancaster and StaflojiJrWootytificate is found of any oath havj#^>ccn admTrtistercd to the clerks keeping me same. The petition# contend ties and deri&tans from th f such a n k, and requil »er hand it ls^ of the law, an void the elccii held. On the o iWnoi - that th ; manner of kcVf>«i^ the the names of all the voter ting member, tha1 jec.ed to, sre justiftkd bv^jener? a new rged b, eei egulari visions render e to be he sit gs oh cc 5 and entering general c* Ilium, is sanctioned hy long usage: snd that in Stafford, the initial only of the Christian name of the electors had been entered on the poll* for several past elections. l he committee are sensible that trivial er" rors^commjtted by the lectiolM, resulting perlia lion of doubtful not to deprive any cl of rrpresertl&tion. Still it the elective fr positive law, in respect of bolding electi To enter the ously in one ry rgir1 taw positivelydirect dittinct columns,” and candidate vted for,” ia as i7 icers conducting e from a misconstrue of-the law ought ltiaent of the right imejplnce and light l\ be obscrv .tlicjtpters polf^^r 1 to be ^preserve limpljired, the •mems\of the fanner fest iscti !en the red in ante of thi a departure from the WW, as the sclrctioi?mf another tim* or another/)/ace, than that mentioned in the law. Nor can the com: flic prefixing the hit name to that of tli^famil voter, is a fair coimdianc intent of the lay which names of the voTOs shall tinct columns,"f&c. It that the object pf the law " duly entered”ls to exjhibi a scrutiny, who are the kteef'S*nceive, that y of tf^e Christian jtr surimme of the the jpirit and [cs *MJiat the intcrld in dis Lto he presumed, having tilt nam< t^jhe couiftry, ot> mtifiBrand to teat their title to a vote, by comparin^he poll with the land roll. aF ^nd when for cxanajple the initiaflotter ia I, it must he obvious, tliJl it may be taken to atand for John, or Joseph, or Jonathan, or Jo •bus, or Jeduthum, or Israel, Isaac or Jacob, or Isaiah, or Jeremiah* and it weald require no •mail share of p.-rscverance and InJus'rr t< coatrut an election *hen such endless unccr tainty stands in the way of examination. The committee have not been satisGed, that *nch irregularities have ever been sanctioned on a scrutiny, either bv the Legislature ofVir. paia or of the United St «tes. When opposing candidates have not objected to them, they may nave passed sub silentio. We feel no he sitation in saying that custom ought not to jus toy a departure fromthe spirit and letter of positive law. M^ Upon a view of tin inittce, convinced of .. ing strictly to the prow as of the irregularitidT tion, respcctlully sub tions : Ret»/veJ, That the sa?—.......*,™,;,!, u„. aforesaid district in April !a«t, was Illegal and ought to be set aside. ftctolrej, That John P. Hungerford is not entitled to a seat in this Hoi The House were occupi mamdor of this dav in the <i. port, and adjourned without cision tliereon. round of I jdu< Ifol! , the com. nee of adher law, aa well this elcc ing resolu. In? ■ ectioiWield in tin* ig the re* of this re ‘ to any de MoNDi THE CONTES The House (aftel flier business, the <1 given in our next) of the day—the consij, of the committee of E J\ aJune_ TION. nrious o will be lie order tlie report , _on John Ta Iiaferro s petition, cont%pi;<- lie fiekiou of John P. Hungerford. In co;nnmt\e the' wliole, Mr. Bieckenridgc in the cUaia Ti.. u__. -mi _ iJ. wJF. 0 I he House sat till a late hour, onttiis re poi t, which underwent a full discussion. When the committee rose, a motion was made to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of the report and negatived. And lie House adjourned. VIRGINIA R 1 C H A THURSDAY. J The Governor of Massachusetts aiuMhejc deral or torv prints assert— 1. That allegiance is founded on nativity; and U 1 liat the common law sanctions the doc trine of allegiance. This, they affect ta think, settles the ques tion at issue between tbe U. Slates and Great Britain. Hut we will admit Utf^yo propositions, and shew that they prove im^Vcstiblv the in justice and illegality ot the^k^ji pructice of impressment—for, 1. If allegiance is founded nflknaiivitv, and the common law is the only law^Uiat sustains the doctrine of allegiance, then, obvious, that impressment is illegal; becaut— 2. The common law is not the law ofnati ons on the ocean. 3. The law of nations doe« not sanction the doctrine of allegiunce ; and, therefore, 4. Allegiance cannot lit||u)forced on the o «»n» "here the common las^Las noeperation, ®ml where the law of nations dots not sanction The only thing wa monies of the day, at Russian victories at of Columbia, w*9 at Iie cere h of the district ress for each of the orators, (Justis and Harper. It is sunp^^l^^Ut was originally intended to de cnrctflHp^Jhe one in the dress of a Cossack of th^Jon, and the other in that of a Hu&chkir Tartar The Cossack dress, however, could not be procured, for want of a Krim Tartary tailor; and as for that of the Daschle ir, the in tention was laid aside, inasmuch as there could not be found, in all Mr. Custis’s flock, a sheep of the (rue Tartar breed, of the skin of which it was necessary to make the coat for the ora tor intended to wear it; leaving the tail, inJult bloom wool, as an elegant appendage to the go vernment. Several painters were in attend ance, for the purpose of hitting off the happy wearer in this new costume, intending to trans mit it to hia Imperial M^ytv the Rmperor of all the Russ'us, for the special regalement of the ladies of his court. ’V I)ied, on Tuesday the lfiJPSisl^at his seat ' near this city, (ien.JtMKS member ' of the Kxecutive Council of ntis^Ple, and an old and very distinguished Revoreuonary Ofli cer. P.v the Last Mail's. r addressed to tuf. Canadians.! persons secUrcrt to ihrn» inviolate. Ho invites ad ■who mean to pursue this eo«iseto take it immedi ately, that they rosy be distinguished from the ene my ; and, while he assures them that thsir interest and happiness will he MB|rilcd by the government of the United States fhn'^nlumnty warns those who mav obstinately imAo inimissl, that they are bringing on tliein*eh®|Uie most rigorons and disastrous consequence® s7jt hey will he pursued and treated with that sjWifciW retaliation which the treatment of the Ameriaan prisoners in the hands of the British »e justly inspires. JAMES P. PHE9TON, Lieut. Colonel 12th regt. Infantry, enramandiog at Fort IM^Iil rk Jtock and Buffalo, Ma^^kh, 1813. Buffalo, June 1. rrie finding the peo »tain special protecti ve a public declared* N Jdffn * hk, June 1ft. Cant. Drake, of the ship JolTn and Adam, wfis boarded on the l-Uli of Mar, in lat. 3ft, 18 long. 54, h. the U. S. frigate President, Com. Uodgers, on a ertiise. Mur .11, lat. 42, 2«, long, llj, was boarded bjr the British frigale Xeueijnp, capt. Parker, bwund to Nova Scotia lor w Wi^r having a full eornplemaiM litcly, ami got a supply of Block Island, wim basiled Capt. Parker, and offered understood the Orpheus provisions. June 10, off Ne hoarded by the blockading souadron, consisting ol the Valiant and Ilaiuilics, 7Vs, and frigate Aca*. la, treated politely, and supplied with a barrel and an half «f beef. The boarding officers informed i capt. II. of the capture of the frigate Choaapcake, by the Sli .niiou, and stated that Lite latter had a very fine crew. 'I hey farther stated, that they, } did not. intend to hotnhard N. London, and apparently not l was treated po ioii*. June 9, off Orpheus frigate, nf provisions— to llahfal lor •don light, was June 12. NDON. here which and at t wi 74, brought Latest rbom «em A small sloop has jul left N. London, yestcrdaMat o’clock waa captured ™ thWVall alongside her, and given up alter two hours de tention. The captain of the Valiant asked arveral (juestions respecting the situation of New Lon luti i and stated that he had sent to the South ward for two bomb vessels ; which he expecte* would shortly arrive, when he intended to bom hard the town, with a view to bring out ou fjuatlioa. The Rsmtdiee 74. and the Acaats 1rrigate were with IV VnPJn-t, anchor o^T. London light. Another frigate was .it anchor ofi Itlock island. A J6 oar launch, with » pound cnrronade, went into Mv*tic Harbor cn I hursdnv morning*, and cut out the schr Bri tannia of Providence, lo-ded with lime, which she rowed alongside the Valiant. All her crew le/l her previous to her capture. The Steam boat Paragon arrived this morn iiiR-. ^ She brings accounts that Gen. I^wis had left Fort George for York, with 2000 men, tor the purpose of cutting oH*the retreat of the enc» my. The frigate Gen. Pike was to be launched at Sackelt’s Harbor on Wednesday. FROM UPPER CANADA. Extract ofn letter to the Editors of die Mercantile Advertiser, from an officer in the Northern Ar my, dated Newark, May 30th. Although more lives were lost at tho capture ot York than at ihe demolition of Fot*tf«eorjr«* ve*t the former affair was hut a tcratc/i compared to the latter. _ ,V 0r,‘ l^.c mnr‘n‘nR of,ho 27th about 8000 brave fellows sailed tor the hostile shore, accompanied br tl.e fleet uaderCom Cliauneey. The schooners a lone oovci ed the landing wiih great skill; the ship auU the brig remained neutral. “ Phc force of the enemy was 2300 -—The acMon continued an hour from its commencement. I he conflict was severe. When tl.e British retreat ed, jT was done with rapidity. It is believed they m.xs tfone to Kingston, there to make their last stand Upper (.anada 1 be attacking i.ar'r w.s rii ‘ y GCn0raI H:*-Vd s ',ho* the manners of agt.itleioan, Unites the valor, skill,coolness and I„. trepidity so essential in the composition of a stu - •yesvf.i1 commander He was employed in cheer, mg Ins meidurmg the whole of the engagement Colonel Miller, of tho 4th, displayed great coul ntSje. Major .ving .s a brave fellow.' Colonel \F Clure gave many proofs of that gallant and intrepid •rrUl^ ‘|‘°*? who knew him best expect.-,I H orn him. Indeed, every officer and every private as the enemy oh testify, “ did their duly’’* i.he wiU never fight us ..gain. I lie ilriush fleet arc out. If our* meet them we nlialiccrutihly l>e victorious. “ In a ft w days our troops, it is Expected, wiUgive opportunity of witnessing Van VVe could not but notice the cold and in different manner in which the federal pane s aniJunce /Aeyr/^/se tJthe c at s‘ck. ett^yiarbor—highly importai)t f- ST' fh* "fSackett’s HaCbor, u the p<*it most probably will turn the issue of the summer’*, campaign in Li uner Canada. VVe think that we cnri ; Vf> h!8ll'y appreciate tlfk victory. Fort Independence and Fort Warren announced the triumph by a di-charge of cannon, wni e our tones are as chopfalien as if Tecumseh had been taken .prisoner, or a detachment ot Russian Cossacks cut off. VVliat.are #e to think of a*set of people among us, \v|^ should j-o to an excessive expence in and rejoicing that the weather hud froecn the-uorth Europe, while repUITingvdf an invader of our territory Is passed over in sulky silence_Dorian J\i. expeuce in ru e\j ra*s|c scveH a P roii^ltfi r m Tfi tlic reins Inng« of Philadelphia, June li. Extract 0f a letter from an officer of the 16th irfantrj—dated , . Fort GEoncK.May 29.1S1S. “ Just as f was coming off guard, about two o’clock of the morning «,f the 27. h f was ordered to have my company in instant readiness to embark, each man to have h;s breakfast, and take knapsack, blanket ami haversack which were all they were allow ed to carry with them. The rest of the bag gage, camp equipage, &c. all the officers' baggage except what was on their backs, were left behind. , “We had ail our troops embarked about ix o clock, A. M. convoyed by our gallant little navy. We arrived on the beach Ixdow the town of Newark about ten o’clock, and landed under cover of the squadron. Our men landed. under a tremendous fire of grape, sannUter, musket and buck shot which whistled round my ears most musi cally—but neither balls, British nor Indians could damp the ardor and gallantry ot our troops, who mounted the bank in spite of all the force they brought against them, Sc cleared the field of the enemy die moment they charged. Our brigade, (the 1st) formerly com manded by the much lamented and brave gen. Tike, now by the no less gallant IJoyd was the first that landed after the advanced guard. The men consisted chiefly of Penn sylvanians: vi*. the 7th regiment unci' r the command of lieut. col. Miller, the 15ili under major King, and the ICth under col Pierce. There were five full companies of the latter: vie. Gray’s, M’Elroy’s, Scele’s, M’Euen's and Davenport’s. They fought nobly, and made a most deductive" fire a mong the enemy, whose los» amounted to 140 killed, (at lea*t wc buried that number of them this day) 1J0 wounded and 150 pri soners. They lost a number of officers. L One of ours was killed, and two or three slightly wounded, among them capt. Steele of the 16th, slightly on the hand. 1 escaped unhurt, but one of iny. brave fellows was shot through the head standing alongside of me. “ The loss on our side Is from 20 to 25 killed, and perhaps double the number slightly wounded. The enemy's force, it is generally supposed, consisted of 1000 men. They evacuated Fort George and the bat teries along the river Magana, and retreat ed on the road leading »o Queenstown. We followed them four or five miles and return ed to Fort george.' where we lav on the ground that night wiihout cover; but a fa tigued man can sleep any where. “ There is scarce n house in this town that is not perforated with bullets, which have done gc*t damage. The inhabitants had generally Left it before we took posses sion ; but they are returning daily, a* they appear to have every confidence in us. The enemy left a great a quantity of flour, pork, beef, liquor and stores of every kind_indeed his majesty has provided amply for our troops, and the worst of it is, that the ua ?;rateful Yankeet are not in the least thank ul to him for it. " I expect we shall hare warm work her* his summer. Our men are in excellent spirits, and have every confidence in their officers* “ Qncenston, aim, is evacuated by the British, and taken possession of by vur troops. —Colonel M'Clure is unhurt ” Ptur er J Flour, ’ is on. v. nsULPOTTS. •Aurora. June 17.