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enemy by your d.vUhms i Will you not rather unite, banish party, and tieeome Americans ? Massachusetts, iu her proudest days, never ..Xxtbited a ticket more re'-pectable. The tal« en a and virtues of our re\olu'. ionary worthies, •eeei c me nitrated in thes* men Lft us then honor ourselves, uur Stale s'ul our country, by electing them. Let us remember that we are brcthiKii of the same family, and that in Union alone can we obtain peace. And may that Ah mighty Bring, who lias so often made bare his arm in defence of our fathers, turn our feet to the paths of wisdom, and direct us in the way of prosperity and peace. May he enable us U triumph ov-r ambition and Let ion ; make our country prosperous, its Liberty peitrct, its U. nion perpetual, and its destines glorious. BENJ AMIN LUEKNE, President. ALBION K. PAUi&IS, Sec’ry. VOICE OF NEW JERSEY. The following preamble and resolutions were adopted by both Mouses of tlie Legislature, on Saturday, tlie 12th instant ; in Council, without debate—in the House, alter a violent opposi tion. STATE OF NEW JERSEY. We, the Representatives of the state of New Jersey, in Council and Eeneral Assembly con vened, in order to prevent any misrepresenta tions a former Legislature may have mnde to the Government nr People of the United States, relative to tlie princ pies and opinions or our conwituents—deem it a duty to express our sentiments, respecting our national concerns ; therefore. Resolved, That peace on terms of equity, and reciprocity is at all times tlie dtsire of the poopta of this state, as well Us of the United S ates, and that war ought only to be resorttd to when ah other means of redressing our grievances or maintaining our rights have pro ved ineffectual. Resoived, That Great Britain, having long continued to heap insult upon aggression—at tempting to excite disunion of the states—re fusing satisfaction for past wrongs, or to guar antee against future injuries,has sully justified our government in having rt-c-mrse o arms. Resolved, That this Legislature regards with contempt and abhorrence the ravings of an in luriated faction, either as issuing lrom a Le gislative body, a maniac Governor, or discon tented or ambitious demagogues—that the friends of our country and government may *eat assured the people of this slate will meet . internal insurrection with the same prompt! tude they will the invasion of a cruel, vindic tive and savage foe. Resulted, That this Legislature view with •egret and disapprobation the conduct of those of our represents' ives in both Houses of Con gre-s, who, in attempting to thwart the mea sures ot government, paralize tlie energetic pr.'scout on of the war, and retard the speedy return of honorable pence lteso.*«.d, That whilst wc approve the prompt accept ance of uur government to renew the ne gotiations ot peace on an • •fl’er made by Great Britain, we repose an entire confidence in the wisdom, firmness and virtue of the Executive snd general government, and tear not to put to the hazard ot war all that roan holds dear, in defence ot the inestimable blessings oi liberty and independence. Council Chamber, Feb. 12, 1814. By order of Council, \VM. S. PENNINGTON, President. House of Asscrob y, Fch. 12, 1814. Read and concurred ill. By order of the Ilottee. Ephraim bateman, Speaker. MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS. 'flic Leg stature of that ^tate, who were (not) expected to take some decisive measures on tits subject of ihu petition of 38 towns against tlie embargo, the war, 8tm have concluded' to let tlnir oppugnation blow out in frothy resolves, under the magnanimous plea of giving time » to the general government to retrace its steps snd conform to the dictates of the Essex jun to ! They scold a vsiat deal in their report, but have so much wit in their anger as to put off the evil day of rebellion to another genera, tion. They say they have no doubt of the un just designs of government, tlie unconsti ution slity ol the embargo law, and the right and duty of the peopie of New England to oppose it; nut,as another leg.stature is to be chosen in M..v, they recommend to their petitioners to Wait with patience to see what further measures or strength of the people will appear, ue.orc they act on the memorial got up with so much ext-rti in and difficulty in 38 towns out of 400. This sudden lit of discretion in th Boston he— roeji is probably caused by tlie nomination of Mr. Dexter lor Governor at the approaching election, although it is doubtful whet Iter they could • ver “ screw tin ir courage to the stick ing place” of forcible resistance to the laws. Thiis " the m .trnuin in labor has produced a mouse,” «g honestly confessed by the editor ot tl»e Boston Daily Advertiser and Repertory, (k u. ’s ev deuce in the c s«-) in the annexed artieie, with which we conc.uJe the subject. Colum. From the Fort on Daily Atlvertiaer, f Feb. 21 Partnriunt monte*, mucitur ridhulut mu* TLe commute'- *o whom the memorials and re m ostranccs against the t-mbaygo were referred li:.ve made tlic following report, which, if si d >pted, will he a mos- imfr. gable evidence oi the harmless character ofthe federalism o* the Boston sump ! and will, we trust,for ever put * real tlie idle apprehensions that urc enter tained at the southward, of the treasonable in tenuous of:! Lm-su>Q rebels. OUTLINES OF A BILL TO RSTABs LISH A NA1IONAL BANK. T his hank is to lie established in the city of Washington, with a capital of thirty mil lions, to he divided into three hundred thou sand shares, each share to be one hundied dollars, ri*e charier to continue lor twen ty years. The President of the (J. State* to cause a subscription to he made to the stock, to an amount not exceeding six millions, nod the bank to loan the amount of sub ucriptinn at six percent as long as the Uni* trd States shall hold the stock ; four mill) ons to be reserved for the respective states, the Governor of each of which to cau»c a subscription to l»e made to the said stock as part of the capital stock. The bank to con sist of twenty five Directors, five of whom to he appointed by the President of the U. ?!at5*T7T13'r#xtors 'n the mean time to lie D ivid Clarkson, Jacob Barker, John Wei!*, C mr.es Wright, George Davis, JaaadLiw* rei.ee Wm. Gray, The*. Hasard, Jan. O. Brian. C Puce, J. S< argeant. M. F.yre, J&s. iW.,,h ,,e»««-.J ‘n>es A. Bt.rhannan, J M Kin Ko. Oliver, J Co*. Jno. M’Kinny, , " J;, \an *«*• K. Cutts, Hoberi Brent, Jno. 1 aylor, Walter Jones, an<» Thomas T. Grant. Vr FUK&IGN. /Vom the London Courier of Nov* 29. The Gazette of Saturday contains a dis* Satcl» from General Sir G. 1*revolt, tinted lontreal, Oct. 8 ; am ounciwg the prepara tkmz of the Amti icans, with twenty six thou sand nine hundred regulars, and ten thnu- j sand militia, to invade from different points Upper Canada. To resist this large force, Sir George had, besides regulars, a body of thirteen thousand militia. It appears that the disaster on Lake Erie arose from delay in the transmission of a dispatch sent by Sir G. l*re> ost, in June last, to SirJ. B. Warren, requesting a reinforcement of seamen. It had not been received for two months. The crews of two sloops had, however, arrived at the date ofSlrOeorge Prevost** dispatch es, and were distributed amongst the ship ping on Lakes Champlain and Ontario. Chauncry sailed on the 1st of October from Niagara; and Sir J. Yeo, apprized of it, sail M *n pursuit with s strong breeze at S. W. ?' dispatch gives no intimati on of the disaster reported to have befallen Gen. Proctor** U»rce, on its retreat from D«% troit. Pt ivate accounts from Quebec, of the 19th of October, state their surrender to have(tuken place in the vicinity of Moravia Prom late London Pefiert, The Duke of York recovers hU Bishoprick of Osnaburg, by the re*posses8ion of our Han overian dominions; the revenues of which, before the war, amounted to 50,000/. per an num. V The pay of an English field marshal has lately been raised from 9/. 9«. 6d. per day to 16/. tis. 9d. making ab< ut 60091. per annum. A shower of v >i»est from a thunder cloud, fHl on the l(rh ult. at Adair, in Limericks several of thtm weighed from 3 to 4 pounds —they were black on the outside, extreme ly heavy, and much burnt—-.when broken they are of a dingy grey. " * •‘cprat to state that another of those dreadful calamities, the blasting of a coal mine, occurred on Thursday last, at the Hay Pit, at Fairfield in the parish of Chester street, county of Durham. Upwards of 30 men and boys were killed. The Route of Orange—Wtu.of Nassau, prince of Ora. ge, formed the famous union of Utrecht, in 15r9. and was the first stadt holder ; he married, 1st, Anne of Egmont, 2d, Anne of Saxony, 3d, Charlotte of Bo«r bon. 4th Louisia Coligni. He was succeed, ed, as stadt holder, by Maurice, son of Aime of Saxony (after whom 'he Mauritius were named.) Maurice was succeeded by Frede rick Henry, son of Wm f. and Lnmsia C«tte ni, and married Amelia, daughter of the countess of Sohns. He was succeeded 6y William II. who married Mary, daughter of Charles I. king of England. WillUruIlL the next In succession, man ied Mary, daurh ter of James II of England and Anne Hyde. The next, William IV. was a great grand son of a daughter of William II. and mavri of Cicorge li king of En gland. William V. (the stadtholder, who m JSt «?p En?'“nd at the commence meat of the French revolution) married Frederica Sophia, princess of Prussia ; his V?\ uSC,,t Orange, (and Wm. VI.) who is n..w hailed " sovereign of the Netherlands, under the title ofWm. I. mar ned the sister of the present king of Prussia and the dutches of York ; and his son, the hereditary pnr.ee, is the gallant yomh who ton dl*t,aguwl;ed hiras«t under lord Wdiing ARTHUR, KlNCi OF SPAIN. Prom the Dublin Evening Pott. We are informed nv private letters from Spain, that the |>opiilarity of lord Welling ton among the Spaniards is approaching to enthusiasm.—An opinion begins to prevail, that it would be for the interest of Spain, Britain, and Europe, to tender to his lord ship, the crown of that country_Of epurse it would be on the condition, that lord Wel lington would become a Catholic, a proposi tion to which hjs lordship is very likely to accede—It is reported, and believed, that some of the leading Spanish grandees depu ted Castanos, who is a particular friend of lord Wellington, to sound tm lordship on the subjuct. Castanos delicately led the conver sation to the point, by asking his lordship wlia; was hi* opinion of the conduct of Ber nadottc, in changing his religion for the crown of Sweden ) His lordship replied, that a duty to a nation was, in his view, pa ramount to every thing else ; and that it was but a reasonable acquiescence in any man, to adopt the religion of a people, provided it was the Christian religion, when a people called him from private life, to place him and his descendants on a throne. French Bulletin. Prefecture q/ the Department tf the mouths of the Rhine. The prefect of the department of the 1 mouths of the Rhine, baron of the empire, chevalier of the legion of honor, hastens to communicate to the inhabitants of hi*de partment, the general order of the 25th mili tary division, addressed by the general of division count Merle to the colonel, baron of the empire, commanding the department. GENERAL ORDER. Eleven hundred thousand men are march* ing at this moment upon all the prints where the enemies of France present themselves. Six hundnd thousand men are advancing to the line of the Rhine. Five corps of observation, >00,000 men each have received a direction to Utrecht, Bordeaux. Toulouse, Turin and Metz.4 The prefect has this day transmitted as surances to his majesty,, that Jiis faithful subjects of the department of the mouths of the Rhine, await with tranquility,confidence and submission »he result of ihe grand mea sures ordered by the emperor and will se cond them wkh devotedness. (Signed) FRKMfN DE DEAUMONT. Rots le Due, AW. 20. UUn'1811 HRVRNUK. An official account, laid before the Honse of Ooitmums, biale* the amount of the net produce of thc'pcriTiancnt taxes of Cheat Britain lor the year ending the 25th Oct. >812, at38,743,428/. In# 8/</; and for the year ending the 25th Oct. 181.1, at 37,8.11,3f>6f. 12»ljrf; being a deficien cy °f sbnut 90v>,000/. 1 be name account atr.tca the total amount of the net produce of the war | tuxes for the year, ending the 25th Jan 1812, I u 21,82X532/. 14« end for 'hr *«r, end ing lb* 25th Oi l. IHta, at 22,7*»« M /. 4« id being an imm.sc lo about die amount ot tlar ileficii-iicy in the peroisii* nt taxes. Thu* thr net produce of the public revenue of ttreet Qri. tain, for die ye .r iiuUng the 25 4i Oof her, to 60,573,934/. 16«. ‘id. DOMESTIC. THE RECRUITING SERVICE. Great inducements are now offered to patriotic ettixena to All op the rank* oi the armies. The government hare right ear nestly put their shoulders to the wheels_ Besides good ration*, blankets and lodging, recruits have 96 dollars a i ear—124 dollars bounty, and 160 acres of laud. Now sup pose the war to end in one year, and caleu lating the land at two dollars per acr*, the recruit will have received equul to 54Q dol lars, or 45 dollars per mon'h. Thl* is pay ing them well. Reeuiting officer!* may now be on the alert; no man most sleep at his post in idleness, and pocket the government money, without rendering the service expec ted from him. We hod much rather see an officer at the headxjf a smart recruiting par ty, harrangoing at the drum head on the glo ry to be acquired by the war, than see him figuring away in a ball f om, or prattling small talk to the ladies. An active officer can soon distinguish himself in the service of his country, if he has a laudable ambition to excel. If he has the spirit and life of a sol dier, acquires knowledge in his profession ; pay attention to his recruiting, to the health of his soldiers and their discipline, he will soon be distinguished and honored. To yoor posts, then young officers, and lose not a mo i incnt in filling up your ranks. Dot ton Yankee. New York, Feb. 24. Succett/ul Recruiting.—We intended yes terday. bill forgot, to copy from the Evening Post of Tuesday, a note of the success which has attended the recruiting service in this city since the last act for raising the bounty on enlistments. Such great numbers have joined thentandard of their country that a number of officers have raised fhcir quota already, and the Post says, that three have closed thair rendravous. It is evident that men enough arc now to be had for the mo* ne.y. And should there be any complaint of the want of money, as there formerly was of the want of men, we trust the deficiency will be promptly supplied by government from the resources put in their hands. Recruits *** raising here for the following different eerps: via 6th rtgt. infantrv, 41st do 3d ar tillery, Cora Lewis** flotilla, and Com. M’ Dnnnough’s squadron on lake Champlain, (and perhaps some not recollected.) besides ihe privateer York, and a number of letters of marque fitting for sea. Columbian. February 26. We are happy in having it in our power to state, that the Corvette John Adam*. Captain Angus, sailed yesterday afternoon j for Gottenburg. with Messrs. Clay and Rut- ' •ell, our peace Negociators, and their suites. The starting rale was favorable May her return (if not before received) bring us news favoring the prospect of a speedy and ho norable peace. treason exploded. What we anticipated, on the meeting of the Massachusetts legislature last month has already come to pass. We stated that the motion of Mr. Otis, was only th« preliminary measure of a new pjan of panic, in which the menaces of ef vil war and separation of the union, were to be brought into play, and that it was medtiated to produce, such a concert of assaults as to appal Congress and the Ex ecutive : This motive has been avawed. We stated that meetings were to be conven ed, and that a separation of the union, was to be the open and unqualified watch word: Meetings have been held, and a separation of the union openly and umlisguisedly re commended. We gave it as our opinion, that it would be' “ a wa? of words and placards:” It has been a war of words and placards. We asserted, confidently, that they dare at toon be damned, as put any one of their threats in execution; The following will shew whether we were not correct in this opinion also. from the Uoeton CentlneU The joint committee to whom has been re ferred the memorials of the several towns relative to the war. flee, yesterday made a report to the lion. Senate, where it was read; and a message wasaent to the Senate that the report might b* sent to the House— where it. was received and read. After some debate, a motion was made to postpone the subject to Tuesday next, eleven o’clock— and lost. Another motion was then made to postpone it until to morrow, ten o’clock, which obtained ; but the minority moved a reconsideration of the vote, which ultimate ly was carried— and the main question of ac cepting the report, passed, 138 to 3—ma jority 135. The length dT the report, and the late hour on which it whs accepted, precludes the pos sibility of giving it this day. I he preamide to the resolutions contains a very able review and statement of the grievances complained of by the memorial ists, and traces them to a determined spirit of hostility towards the eastern states, and to commerce ; shews the unconstitutional cha racter of the embargo acts—the improbabi llty of any effectual relief from Congress, un til the suffering states shall, by some regular and well concerted efforts, devise and insist I upon such amendments to the constitution as will ensure to them the enjoyment of equal l ignts. i he committee, however, forbear to recommend an immediate adoption of a* ny decisive measures lor the purpose of ef fecting these objects—principally for the reasons, 1st, That the people ought to be formally consulted upon a subject so mo mentous, tliuueh no doubts remain of their disposition—2d, That the unanimity ef the people ol New England and New York (and Pennsylvania) was daily and constantly in ci easing, and afforded an earnest of that ur nited determination, with which their con stitutiotial efforts to rescue themselves from ruin, would be pursued—3d)y, That as ne» gociations for peace were again promised, it I would be inexpedient to ajept measures | »*Wch might afford an apology to the gov * i‘im*ttt either for making a treaty sucrafic mg the best interests of this part of the country, or for imputing to the people of this common weal tit the rupture of negociatlon 8c the continuance of the war, although both should in f^os result from their own insince rity. The report recommends to the people a further exertion of their patience, and sup pression of their indignation, and concludes with various resolutions, expressive ef their sense of the oppressions of the measures of government, and recommends that the me morials be deposited with his excellency, 8c by him submitted to the next legislature in May, at an early day of the session. The reasons which these traitors give for saving their necks from the halter, are no less ludicrous than their attempt to appal Congress and the Executive by means of their puny threats and their silly gasconade —Thfcir first reason is, ‘that the people ought to be formally consulted upon a sub ject so momentoos/ ft appears then the people are yet held in some consideration —‘ the people must be COn suited’-j-a very wise determination indeed—-the junto have all this time been • calculating without their host’——they have perceived after all that they cannot proceed any longer without the people—and they have also discovered that out of 400 towns in Massachusetts, only fi»ur teen could be induced to pass the treasona ble resolutions which had been circulated over the state. We heartily agree, ho We ver, with the junto—we really think it good policy, on their partv, to ascertain how far they may venture in safety, for •A little treason is a dang'rous thing* Tht. second reason is quite as conclusive —it is neither more nor less than that New England—people and all—find them selves too weak to accomplish any thing se rieus of themselves—and mean to wait a while—until New York shall join them !— 4 Slow workeasure work,' says Poor Rich ard. How it came that Pennsylvania was denitd the honor of uniting with the people of New York and New England hi the groat work does not appear—particularly as 20 days have not passed over since it was as serted in the Massachusetts* Legislature, that Pennsylvania was ready to join New England in.separating the Union, but per haps the resolutions of the Pennsylvania Le gislature, together with a due consideration of their being backed by a majority of thir ty thousand Democrats may have deprived this state of the honor intended. We cannot ?rom»se them much betteT luck even in Nsw ork. The third reason is no less profound— it says that New York will not at this time separate Itself from the Union, because it 4 might afford an apology to the government for making a treaty sacrificing the best in terests of that part of the country.* Why need they care what treaty Congress makes after tliey throw themselves Into the arms of the mother country—.the more Con grevs relinquishes the more they would gain —but perhaps their fear is that Congress will permit them to form a separate govern ment, & trade (if trade they must) on their own bottom, and in their own productions. The recommendation to the people to * sup press th* ir indignation,” manifests so much of (hat Christian charity and pious forbear ance which governs the actions of these wondrous people, and teaches them to love their enemies better than themselves—that it would have been an injustice to pass it o ver wkhout giving due credit to the authors. But we apprehend these men alone will have reason to deprecate that indignation which they are so desirous to allay—when once exeked it is not difficult to perceive on whom it would fall—tljose only need fear it who have been misleading and abusing the people, and for years trying to goad them into a parricidal contention with their own Sverrroent—-a measure which could not 1 to terminate in the entire destruction of the leaders, and in the utter ruin of such persons as should have the temerity to join them. We therefore think it was not un wise to recommend to the people the • sup pression of their Hldignat on,* the more par ticularly as an important election is ap | preaching, at which the people may incline ! to take their affnirs out of the hands of the faction, intc their own keeping. Suppose, now (for argunarm sake) that congress would repeal the embargo law, so far as regards the New England states, & at the same time to interdict all cunmuiiica • t on between those states & the o hers—how long would it be before starvation would compel New England to adopt and enforce an embargo law i Suppose congress were ta permit the free importation of British cloths into the New England states—how long would it be before the people of those states would cry out for a non-importation act f Suppose the New England ship owners were permitted to push to sea, and to carry coffee and sugar to France—how long would it be ere the tables of congress would be a gain covered with petitions exclaiming a gainst the depredations of Britain, and a gainst i»*>severy orders in council and block ades which they now insist are repealed f Suppose a treaty were made which should protect alt American seamen (except those sailing from ports in New England) from i imprisonment—how many ships and seamen would New England boast of atthxend of twelve months f Is this kind of treaty fear ed by the rebels—•* which would sacrifice the best interests of that part of the coun try F* - Suppose New England were to declare herself independent, under the rule of king Josiah.ar any other Went; and the general go vernment refuse to acknowledge her hide pendence, to what part of the world would she trade—it could not be to France, Russia, Denmark, Sweden or to any part of Eu : rope, except England ; and what articles could New England furnish, In exchange for the productions «>f England t Would it be fish ? England does not per mit a Yankee caught cod fish to enter her dominions. Would it be wheat ? New England can not raise sufficient for her own consump tion. Would it be woollen and cotton manu factures f This would indeed be " taking coats to New Ca*t'<y*’ What then could there Mexclusively com mercial” people tarnish it.e Bulwark i. their religion —even if they allied thrmsclvt yith the bulwark f for there is hardly an thing possessed by either that is not comnru to both—without even excepting their hyp< crisies and their blasphemies, their pr» h» gicy and meanness—New England wouu. become a wretched start me: ctfor.y of Bn • tain, without any other privilege than that of fighting her battles—and tiring tythed at the inercy of an overgrown church— taxed at the will of the pnnee regent, »«»«< tm virtuous minister Castleresgh. Aurora. Pram the Philadelfihia True American. THE PESPATCHEA Government appears te be determined no* to publish the despatshes brought out by the Ann Alexander. We>ave however. a«ce** tsined the substance of them. They cno«ai* no •• preliminaries, ** nothing calcitlrijkd to produce an immediate armistice. (XtyMin isters in Kut%ia have expressed ihslr fmililun that Great Britain is sincerely helntd to Peace.. Thi British Government has Inti mated its willingness to make a connettis al treaty upon principles perfectly recipro cal, and to wave the question of impress nient for the present, reserving it as a sub ject of future negotiation. Mr. Madison thinks, this .would be abandoning the just claims of the United States, and therefore will not accede to it* But ho proposes va** nous modes compromising the great ques tion, some one of which, we are persuaded. Great Britain will accept. We still think Jj*?1 \etce will come, but come slowly.— rne late despatches neither brighten nor obscure the prospect of Peace. Savannah, Feb. 24. SMUGGLING DETECTED. Arrived at Cockspur roads oo the lfeth inst. the Portuguese brig Anna, Antonio de. Gosto, master, from Lisbon, in S3 days.— On the 19th a Pilot boat achlbelonginr to Robert Key and Noah B, Sission, pilots for the river Savannah, went down within a bout one quarter of a mile this side of said brig, 8c during the night, forty bales, trnnks and cases of British dry goods were taken from on board said brig, and put on board of the Pilot Boat, brought up and landed at a small island near Augustine Creek. 'The U. S. barge commanded by It. H. B. Jones, of the Sea Fencibles, an active and enter prising officer, was at anchor in Cockspur roads, and heard the people on board the. brig at work almost the whole of the night, but did not interfere until morning, in order to let them discharge all the goodatpd then take possession. The Bagge followed the schr. and found she had pta the hoods on this small island, at the' h*o* of the Au gustine Creek— sent t* Felt fcekson for assistance, and lieut. Slaughter, Ida prompt manner, reftaired to the pMe MfisTri ihr cre w of tltfdpirge to kecpIaMqafal of the schooner and the £ooda|fF%|» time the collector received int^Wfoce, and imme* diately dispatched a boat tn Mfoe said good* and to proceed to Codfo^nr and take post* session of the brte—The brig. Pilot Boat and goods are now-foi possession of the col lector. Supposed value 30,060 tfolars. We have not been able to find out to whom the vessel was consigned or the ow ner of the goods. The public may rest as* sured however, should we be able to escer* tain this point, and the names of the unwor> thy beings concerned, shall be publicly ex* posed We will screen no man or set of men from such shameless conduct—such Anti* American proceedings. Jieflub, Norfolk, March 1. By a flag of truce which went down to the British squadron on Friday, and return ed on Sunday, we learn, that the Albion, 74, (with Admiral Cockburnc on board !) tw« frigates, a brig, and a schooner are in Lyn haven Bay : and a 74, a brig, and a schoom er off New Point Comfort ; bat they are continually chaugiog their ground. The en - emy have made .very few captures since the embargo; they have, however, some prisoners on board, whom the Admiral will not release until they are exchanged tor a like number of English —— In the' meat* time they are suffering great privations — The schoonev Hiram, Clunie, of Philadel | phia, which left this for Washington City* | on the 30th ult. with a toad of coal, was rap* j tured by the barges of the squadron, and the Captain and crew taken on board the Albion. flt/* Mr. John M. White, of Baltimore, is a prisoner on board the Albion. March 2. The Swedish ship Galatea, Capt; Osteiw berg, from Liverpool, bound to Pensacola, ' with a cargo of wine, hardware, Irish linnen, crockery ware, £tc. 8tc. has been captured . by the privateer Chasseur, Cf.pt. Wada, oC Baltimore, and sent into Beaufort, N. C — If this cargo should be British property, we shall have an opportunity of deciding in our own courrsthe question of " free ships make free goods.** Ledger, CONGRESS. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Saturday, Feb. 26. The Speaker laid before the house a let ter from the Secretary of War, communica ting a list cf the clerks employed in the war office, their salaries, 6cc The engrossed bill supplementary to the act for the relief of Thomas Wilson ; and the engrossed bill for the better organisation of the courts of the United States in the dis» trict of New York, were severally rtfad the third time and passed. The bill for the reiief ofSimuel Ellis pas sed through a committee of the whole house. Mr. Lew is in the chair, and was ordered to a third reading. The House proceeded to consider the re solution submitted by Mr. Eppes on the 24th mst. for the appointment of an additional standing committee, to be called A commit tee for public expenditures. Mr F.p]>es explained his object in submit ting his resolution ; stating that the dutiea contemplated to be assigned to this commit- 1 • et would fully occupy it during the session, and was necessary to relieve the committee (»f Ways and Means from mud. of the bus iness at present referred to it, and which it /as unable properly to consider, icc. The resolution was then passed without ' p posit ion ; and, on motion of Mr. Eppes, •he committee of Ways and Means was '•charged from the consideration of such luties as are embraced by the resolution, •id the same referred to the committee for t'uhlic Expenditures.