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called upon them to rally around the unfurK
ed banners of their Country. Ttaia ap|>eal was not made in vain, for the moment* par* ty distinctions were forgotten ■ -every des cription of citizens^ the high* and the low, from the F.a«t and the West, and from the North and the South, animated bv one sen timent, came rushing on ; they surrounded their Capitol, the monument of their inde pendence, and swore they wAuld defend it. or die-A spectacle was exhibited most grateful to the friends of republican govern ment. It presented the proudest day which Virginia has seen since (he foundation of the Commonwealth. A few days only.elapsed before it became necessary »o arrest by another proclamation the influx of our martial citizens—And in <le«d upor ascertaining the numbers already arrived, multitudes were disbanded—Nor sveve the exertions’of our fellow.Citizens con fined within the limits of Virginia.—Wash* ingtnn and Baltimore also witnessed their patriotism and ardour; and in the defence of the latter, they acquitted themselves so ho notably as to attract the attention and re ceive the approbation of their commanding. GmerAi. As the assemblage of so large a force for the defence of the state bad rot been ftnticW pafed. many of these brave tnrn for weeks together, were deprived of every accommo da'ion. With no other shelter than the can opy of Heaven, they stretched themselves on the naked earth encountering every priva- i tiur. without o. murmur. And were the re cords of time to be explored, I know not the \ nation of any age which would bear the pr.lm from Virginia, for devotion to the laws, sub ordination it. discipline, acquiescence under privations, and distinguished proofs of zeal, and patriotism and courage. wnim candor requires we should admit that the conflict in which we are engaged is of the last important to the interest and hap piness of rur Country and calls for great sa crifices, bv th of personal service and money, yet we Olay look with confidence to the Is sue, when we reflect on the character of the A«rer:can people, who holdall things worth iest. when compared with their honor, »heir rights ami their independence-—that ho-ve. ver humiliating to us the conflict may be in ©ppc-sirg high'minded and honorable free mer, to the outcasts of every nation which compote the legions of the enemy, yet we are \» some degiee consoled by the reflection ! that in this very circumstance we see the most satisfactory assurances ol success—That it to this he added Union of Counsel andot ef» for* (which happily begins to prevail,) tbro, this widely extended Country-, we may hope without the charge of presumption, that we have, under Providence, the direction ©four own Although the state of things which brought together the force assembled at this place, he*- -omewbat chang'd by a portion of the enemy's fleet having loft our waters, yet tlie greater part of the miliria are still in service. This course has been dictated by various considerations—viz ; the enemy may.be prac. tising a finesse-; satisfactory intelligence hav« ingbeen received thee large reinforcements are daily expr cted on cuy Coast y a belief that whether hr returns or not, it is Important to avail ourselves of the opportunity which the occasion presents of imparting some portion of discipline to the troops, who upon their re* turii to their respective Counties would com* tnurdcate to others, and because, as the Le gislnturr was about to convene, an opportu nity would be presentee! to the Representa tives of the people, to adopt fcuoh a course a* the exigency of the 'crisis might call for. Whilst 1 a nr. disposed to believe that the General (y\ vernrrerr ft els the ptren^rst di- r positions o» acquit iisrlf «»f every obligation' it owes to Virginia, yet this it not the time to be. guided hv a calcinating pv’ir.y, which is ci ntent wiin drawing an abstract fine', marking with scrupulous nicety the limits where thr duty of on*- government termi nates, and that of the other begins. On the contrary it belongs, as well to the extra, ordinary times in which we are called to act as to the generosity of our character, to look, in part »o our ov n resources. To whati x tent they shall be empolyed, is a subject pro perly conftded to you- Under such auspices, no doubt can be eoterti-.jned but the result of your deliberations will b* stamped with energy. With such sentiments towards the Legislature', I n.ny be. permitted to suggest, without the imputation ot au arrogant intru sion of my Opinions, that the system to be a. dopted should correspond with the extent of ourrr.rams the power of the enemy with whnpy wc have to contend, and a conviction that nothing is to be ex* ected but a protract ed duration ot the war ; for the pursuit of tne ignis tatnns or a speedy return of pence, if farther indulged, wni lead to our undoing. Independently of the rumors that our Com. ir isvcinTS art' returning, without having ef. fectrtl tV.i.ir nLjeci, and that large reinforce ments ate daily looked o-r In our water*, —a reierence to the co ntinued aerie* ofag greson**1- practised on us by Great.Britain, which pnduc. d the w.ir, the barbarous spi rit whir1 has marked iu progress, the very great foi ne she ha:, now at her disposal, the known inveterate hostility she entertains to* ward* tts nnd our reptihlxan institutions— tc, above all, the character of her govern. Kent,watching wiih the sleepless eye ofdis« quieting jealousy, the growing prosperity of every commercial country-*- all inesistibly ]«atl to the conclusion, that no rational ground tetnainsou which to rest the expec* tationof peace. Under these impressions, it Is suhrnited to tke wisdom ot the Legislature to consider Whether the substitution of a permanent mi litary force, comi.mcd with fortifications a* found the places meant tobe defended, fur nished with adequate trains of Artillery, would n: t br preferable to calling out and Continuing in service lar-c masses of Militia; ‘•system £8 burthenson.e to our Citizens,as expensive to the Commonwealth.—Altho* it Ufeadily admitted, that some difficulties pre. sent themselves in opposition to such a force, it cannot be doubted that, by proper rej>re> senutions on the subject to the General Go* ▼eminent, such arrangraents might be made as would render the measure satisfactory to both Governments. . Arsenals should also be erected in some inaccessible pans of the Commonwealth, supplied with the whole apparatus of War, and particularly a large number of Rifles, the value of which, from the face of our country, is dally manifesting itself. I must preepos the Legislature the ne cessity of an early attention to pur fiscal af fairs. The border war which the enemy has kept up, has induced many commandants of Regiments to keep In service thro* the year, portions (and sometimes the whole) of their Regiments. The expences thereby accru ing had nearly exhausted the fund appro priated by the Legislature at their last ses sion to military purposes—when the last ef forts we were compelled to make far ex ceeded it. Altho* we were duly sensible of the high responsibility of adopting measures1 producing expenditures far beyoad those which had been provided for by taw, we, nevertheless, weighed the safety of the Com monwealth against every other considerati on, either public or private, and fearlessly encountered the consequences ; confiding in the known liberality of odr constituents, of which their representatives delight to give continual proofs. It is bat an act of justice to the Banks, to make known, that they have advanced, when the Treasury was entirely exhausted, considerable sums, bv which, together with the forbearance of individual claimants, we have beep enabled to keep up the present eifpensive military establishment. To provide for these claims, as well as the" pay of our felinw-ci*izens1n arms, needs on ly to be numtioned to receive the prompt attention or tn« Lrenerai Assembly. 1 he President of the U. States, having strong ly recommended to the attention of Con gress. a general revisal of our militia laws, 1 forbear to coll your attention to that sub» j«ct, till the pleasure of Congress is made known, which I hope will occur during the pi-esrnt rossion.—-I cannot, however, forbear to sngg* st, that the last law relating to the collection of Bnes, still admits of doubts, by which difficulties have interposed most i> ju. rious to the service, particularly as to the question what officer is to collect those fi tes. or enforce the judgement by imprisonment, in the ev$nt of iit«olvenry. From theexpe rience of several years I am induced to sug gest also the necessity ot the repeal ot so much of the Militia Laws as prevents the Executive from granting commissions to volunteer corps. Numerous are the instan ces »f tenders of service from such associ ations; the acceptance of which has been prevented from our incapacity to commissi on those under whom they were willing to serve. I would recommend to the Legislature to new model the divisions of the militia, so as to cause the number of Mwjor Generals, to conform to the organization of the United States/wlneh prescribes one Major General to two Brigadiers- Of the latter, since your last session, four have resigned, vie. Gene rals Black well| Biggs, Tate and Cohoon. The office of Register has become vacant by the death oi the former incumbent, Cbs. Biagrore, Esquire, which we forebore to supply, in consequence of your approaching session, An early attention to this subject would be a convenience to the public I have hIhq to communicate the death of Samuel Pleasants, Esq. Printer to the Common* wealth, which vacancy was not supplied for tbc like reason. As a few weeks will place me in the .con dition of a private citizen, this of course is the last time-1 shall have the honor of thus addressing you—-1 deem an apology unneces sary for embracing it to tender to you and our constituents an unfeigned expression of profound gratitude at the recollection of the numerous proofs of kindness, indulgence and : onfidence, I have received at the hands of roycountry, in the various situations in which I have been called to act. While in devotion to the faithful discharge of my duties I should dread a comparison with no man, I am well aware of the very li* mited capacity, which I have carried into the service of my country. While therefore I am constrained to tax anew that indulge ence I have so often experienced for those errors into which I have been .unintentionally betrayed, I repose with full confidence in the belief that all will do justice to mv mo” tives, and award to me the meed that the Whf.lz scope of my conduct, as far as in tention was concerne'*-. has been invariably directed to the best interests of my Country. I shall carry with me into retirement an in. de.jblfe impression of the favors I have ex perienced and unceasingly pray that a good providence may perpetually have in his holy keepings those to whom the destinies of my country may be confided, and that the Legislature ot Virginia may continue to he the sleepl -ss guardians of the liberty and honor of their Country JS. BARBOUR. Herald Office, Nokfok, Oct, 8. The report from the Look out, this morning is -~6 ships, one brig and 1 schooner name down the Imy yesterday morning and anchored off York spit—• Tlti* morning one of the ships, (a 71) got tinder Way stood downwards/' 'I’lie -videtteat York reports that “9 sail hove in sight ofT that place last e vening,’* in addition to the above, ma king in all 17 sail that descended the hay yesterday. * TO THE AD/. GEN/* OFFICE. /William*burg, Out 9. : Sir, ' * From correct information just received, the enemy’* forces off York river have been increased to 23 sail, among which there are hut 3 brig*, the rest are ships.—They lie from the point of Chew** Marshes, high op into Mob jack bay, • The barges have been within 6 or 8 miles of York town. * From a letter just received from a Naval Officer stationed at Foxhil), I am informed a 74 went to sea yester day morning.** I am, respectfully, Your obt. servant, ROBERT G. SCOTT, Lt. Commraaoding Videttes. TO READERS fit CQRRfcoPOXDENTS. The present reduced form of the Argus* it is to be regretted, oeMsstrily precludes the insertion of meey interesting arecles now before us, which shell he attended to as early as practicable. “ .Vl£LVtLTfE,*’is received. j; •* W.w shall have the first spare comer. g^"—ii i.*■ Kuusi.ua '.i rn NOTICE. Will be Sold, at Public Auction, On Tuesday the*25th ot the present month, at my plantation in Chesterfield County, A LI. MY STOCK of every kind, my crop of Corn and Fodder, Household 6c Kitch «n Furniture, Plantation Utensils, fcc. A credit of twelve months will be given tp pur chasers, for all sums above ten dollars, with bond 6c approved security, to carry Interest from the date, if not punctually paid. PETER BAUGH. N.„ B. The same day will be sold, MY TRACT OF I.AN1), where I now live.— Terms made known on that day. P. B. Oct. 13. . (w2tp) Five Dollars Reward. QTRAYED QR STOLEN, from Lieute O nant Gordon, a DARK BAY MARE, | about 4 feet 8 or 9 inches, high. She has but | one eye, and is supposed to be 15 or 16 years old. She was taken or strayed near Rocketts, at Ricbmondr Site is marked with the letters, U, S.-—Any person who willde* liver her to me, at Camp Malvern Hills, or give me information so that I get her again, shall, by applying to me, receive the above reward. JOHN MORGAN, Capri* Stationed at Camp Malvern Hills. Oct 1?. (4t.) take notice. The Subscriber, agent for Oliver Evans, Esq., in pursuance of instructions received from him, begs le«ve to inform ail those who hare used his patent improvements, without having obtained hi* liotnio, that agreeable to his no tice published in the year 1813, he will exact for his license the price of the labour saved by by the use of his machinery in oh* year only, with interest thereon from the time they begari to use them within the patent terms, un. til paid; aiul further take notice also, that he published at the same time, that on the 22d day ot January 18l3,he began to charge a year, ly rent for the use of bin-improvement, equal to the first price, viz. the turn saved in labor each ye ar, and this ia in addition to bis first i)rjc&— offering however to take as follows, of those who will pay without a suit, viz. the first price with tiie interest thereon and also an interest of six ps: cent per annum on all lha rents for the year 1313 ami each year thereafter, the same as if the rents had been lent in money on Janu ary 22d ; each and every year forgiving or a bating tlier principals of the yearly rents. But of those whom he may be compelled to su«, lie 'Will conte ud for the first price, and alao lor the principles oi the yearly rents with in terest on both for each and every year, from the time they began to Hse his improvements within his patent term, which he conceives nil Juries will give him at the least, as his damages of those who infringe his rights in defiance of the laws, as it can be shown that the price of labour saved, is b t a small pro* portion of the whole gains by the use of the improvements, over or more than can be gain* ed without them. All those who have failed to pay for and ab» tain license agreeable to arrangements hereto* fore made with the subscriber, will be held bound according to this notification. Note—The. price of license to those who wish to adopt the use of said improvements is simply, the sum that will be saved to them in lal>or in one year, giving in all the rest to the patent term. JOHN MOODY. August 6. (3CJ — - ■ ' * F9R SjfLE, A HOUSE and LOT, In Manchester, ON the west side of the street joining the old Ware House Lot below, now occupied by Beiijn. Dennis, and the same which was formerly known by the name of •' Kaiiy’g Buildings," and which was conveyed by Sa muel Cobb and Philip Michaels, to Robert Carrington in his life time, in trust for the benefit of the Heirs and Representatives of George Mayo deceased. The sale will take place on Monday the 24th day of October next on the premises, when all the title pa« pers in eui* possession will be exhibited and the terms made known—As tba Subscribers sell as the Heirs and Representatives of R0* bert Carrington deceased, the Trustee, they will convey such title only as by the said Deed is vested in them. C. CARRINGTON, J. PRESTON. August 22d, l£l4.(oaftdg) Patent Portable Ilot 8a;Ji* THE inventor of this important Meitie.il tiri provemeot is now gone on to FhiladrlphiA ill order to provide a competent supply of Ap„ pant us—As soon as he can m *e the necessary arrangements. Agents will be employed to con. vey them throughout the United States. The pt ice which lie at first contemn] »ted was 20 dollars to private Citizens, to Physioi* ans 100 dollars. For a few months however, ha offered them at half pri<-^ to those persons who might afford him their aiu, whilst he was col lecting such facts and testimonies as the pub lic required. This period is now expired* mid the price in future will be as at first intended. Those who are able to pay for it, must admit these prices to be reasonable. For the relief of the poor, every agent will b« instructed to make provision in their respective neighbourhoods. In the city of Richmond, any poor person who may need the Bath may apply to Mr. John P. Shields, Capt: of the City Watch, or to Mr. John Maddox, with each of whom, there will be deposited systems to be devoted exclusively to the service of such. As this intended arrangement is completed, notification will be given from time to time, to those concerned. , No person will be permitted to see any of die Baths, who is not furnished with a proper li cense, so as to be prepared to grant dispensed* ons to every purchaser under the sigt*uue of the inventor or tut General Agent, as ever* Kuown violation of the patent privilege will b# prosecuted aoeording to law, ’ , SAMUEL K JENNINGS. July 15. If. P. S. Kobt C. Jennings, the General Agent, le umished with a supply of the Apparatus, at his office, lately occupied by James Brown, Esq LAND for SALE. ' I WILL SELL the LAND whereon I now re* •ide, in the counly of Buckingham, 2 mile# below New Canton, and the tame distance from Jaraea river i containing- by late surveys 852* acres, of which about 400 are yet covered with the original growth, and of an excellent quality for tobacco,. The cleared land it good, admi* rably adapted to the culture of core and small gram ; as susceptible of lasting improvement from clover as any soil in the state, and is divided mto four fields, enclosed with excellent fences. Of the cleared land between 60 and 70 acres are low creek ground, capable of being converted into first rate meadow The dwolUngbouse S TJr*°,USeS numcp°us 2d conre. !V*nV The,hea^hful *nd ^scellent water of the place its vicinity to New Canton and to several manufacturing mill, also, give it great A rnore.deui'ed description “ l“° \ unncce“*r> as .t is presumed any per* son desirous to pureh.se will view the premia SMITH PAYNE. I WILL AL$0 SELL A SMALL TRACT, In Goochland, containing 23T acres, on the we* teraol the Dig Bird creek.—Also, A Tract of 223 Acres, 0n_TSlat^pirert in Buckihghaih: Smile* above Canton, anti 5 from the*Virginia Also, a Tract of 1000 Acres, In the county of Wood, on the waters of the Kenawba. I will sell these lands or EXCHANGE them for land, near Louisville on the Ohio, or for boU tom land on the Kanawha, Buckingham August 22, 1814. \.f.) I 1%. vaiuaoie i ractor 1*AJND (FOA SALE. N pursuance of a deed of trust executed to - me, will be sold on Monday the 7th day of November next, before Mr. Powells’ Tavern in the Town of Petersburg-that VALUABLE 1 TRACT OF LAND, situated in Prince Edward County, on the waters of Hufl'aloe River and Spring Creek, containing five hundred and six ty six and an half Acres more or less, and boun ded by the lands of Mr. George Gillispie, Cant Carter, Mr.W A. Liley, Mrs. Elliot, and Mr Nathaniel Price—with all the tenements, here* ditaments and appurtenances thereunto belong, mg—This situation is agreeable and healthy the land furtile, being well adapted to the cul ture of Tobacco, Corn and Wheat—for minut* information those induced to purchase are re ferred to Mr. George May, near Petersburg, or to a view ef the premises, which will be shewn by any of the neighbors living moat convenient thereto. ’ The sale will be made to the highest bidder for ready money, in order to satisfy divers claims of Mr. Wm. B. Giles against Mr. George May s and it will commence at 12 o'clock on •he day aforesaid. Should any casualty prevent my attendance, I shall according to The provi visions of the said deed, appoint Mr Joshus Chaffin of Amelia, my attorney to conduct the sale. THOMAS FABB, Trustee for the October 5—2t. parties concerned. Twenty Dollars Reward DESERTED the 29th day of August, from Camp Holly, HENRY KERSEY, a private in my company of Virginia militia, ?40tb regi,. ment, from Leuisa county, and attached to my iT&SV**'* of AuSu,t iMt—Also JOHN KERSEY, jua. on the 12th day of this instant, deserted from Camp Malvern Hills, fid is also from the 40th regt. from Louisa, both in the ser vice of Uie U. States. The above reward of 20 dollars will be given for both o» the said desert era, or ten dollars each, upon the delivery of either of them to me, at Camp Malvern Hills, of \° °mcer commanding in the service of the United States. The officers, military and civil, ol Louisa county, are hereby desired to use their best endeavours to take up the said deserter* and bring them to justice. JOHN MORCAN. Captain. Commanding at Camp Malevro Hills.