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Separation of Maine Again.
The Senate of this Commonwealth have passed, with bat one dissenting vote, a l)ill providing Tor the erection of the Dis trict of Maine into an independent State ou certain conditions. The separation must be approved by a majority of a con vention of delegates, to be chosen in the manner of iepresentatives,aud to assemble at Brunswick on the 26th of August next. This convention must also conseut to the other conditions, which are to be incorpo ted into the constitution, which they are authorized to form for the new state. The constitution is to be submitted to the peo ple, who are to act on it by written votes, and to make return by the 1st of January next, at which time the convention are to be in session. The most important condi tions are, that all the public buildings of Massachusetts Proper, are to belong to the Commonwealth, and the public lands in the district are to be equally divided be tween the two states, the moiety assigned Massachusetts net to be taxed so loug as it remains her property—the remainder of the public property is to be holden by Massachusetts as security for the pay ment of the public debts, but on tire ad justment of the public debts, if there be a surplus, three fourth parts are to remain to Massachusetts and one fourth to Maine, if there be a deficiency, one quarter part thereof is to be paid by Maine. This bill is assigned for a second reading in the House this day—when finally acted on we shall publish it entire.—B. D. Adv. Norfolk, June 21. We have it from official source that the Whole amount of United States Military Stores deposited at Raleigh, and destroyed by the late distressing fir© at that place, did not exceed g 5000. The Raleigh pa pers have erroneously stated it at 30 or 40,000 dollars.—Hercdd. From the Mercantile Advertiser.* New-York, June 20. INTERESTING. Arrival of the Corvette John Adamt. Last evening, arrived at this port the U. S. corvette John Adams, Capt. Trenchard from Algiers, with Mr. Murray, bearer of dispatches for government. The John Adams sailed from Algiers on irth of May, in company with the U. S. squadron under the command of Com. Shaw, the whole of which were bound on •a cruize, except the sloop of war Onta rio, which sailed for Marseilles. We are informed that a serious misun derstanding had arisen between the Dey of Algiers and the Americans, from what par ticular causes we have not been able to learn ; but understand that the delay of the restoration of the brig of war, driven a shere by Com. Decatur, and seized by the Spaniards, was one of the causes; and that the Dey was to send out his fleet to cruise against the Americans, in violation of the late treaty of peace. Com. Shaw, apprised of the hostile in tentions of the Dey, proceeded with the whole America squadron in the Mediter ranean to the port of Algiers ; mid being well provided with fire ships, &c. threa tened immediate destruction to his rnajes ty‘s fleet, as well as his capital. Mr. Sha ler, the American consul, had previously repaired on board our fleet. This sudden and unexpected appearance of the squa dron caused confusion and fear ; the Dey, with his household fled to one of the forts, and when the work of destruction was a bout to commence, he sent out a flag of truce to Oom. Shaw, with assurances that he would adhere to the late treaty, and in vited M.r Shaler to return and resume his functions, which was agreed to for the pre sent. The American Consul at Gibralter had given public notice that American vessels might again pass up and down the Medi terranean without danger of molestation bj the Algerines. INTERESTING. Extract of a letter from, an intelligent gen tleman, to the Editors of the Georgia Journal, dated Fout-Stodumt, (U. 15th May, 1816. “ I have just heard o[thc safety of Mr. Tawson one of the Surveyors who was supposed to have been cut oft'by a party of the hostile*. He passed unmolested, though consider* himself fortunate ; the Indians were frequently near him, and often dis charged their rifles, &c. I doubt not they will commit some depredation at a period not very distant, notwithstanding every public exertion is made, and will be enfor ced, to suppress their present opposition to the completion of the Survey. The mur derers of Johnson and M’Gaskey have not been discovered, but such steps’are order ed to be taken as will doubtless ensure their apprehension. Recnnnoitering par ties will be kept out, with instructions to treat as erteifiics, every party of Indians found on the ceded territory, after allow jng those who are not provided for by the treaty of Fort-Jackson, but still remain within the United States limits, a reason able time to remove. For the moment this \yill create commotion, but there is sufficient force to crush any Indian tribe. Should the inurJerers of Johnson and M’Oaskey have taken refuge in Pensacola, they will be formally demanded j ami if re fused, I hope the government will take »uch stens as to have them forthcoming. “ The commissioners have as far as prac ticable, completed the boundary line be tween the Uuited States ami the Creek Nation. The government will have to treat with thp Chock-taws, Che-ro kces, & Chick-a-saws, before any thing more can be done ; those tribes object to the limits as defined by the treaty of Fort-Jarkson. You have doubtless, ere this, seen the treaty as concluded with the Deputation of the Che-ro-kees, subject to the ratificati on of the Nation—there is no doubt of it* being sanctioned. Comparing (hose li miU or boundaries with the treaty Jackson, we lose an immense tract of coun try. There will he a strong work erected on the Escambia, near the line of debarka tion with $p:tin, which it is to be hoped will prevent the present intercourse with our red brethren.” St. Stephens, (m. t.) May 3. TJiC following isan extract of a letter from Jlajor General K. i\ Gaines, at Camp, near Fort Jackson, to one of the editors “ Report says the Indians in this nati on, arc so much out of temper with the Big Warrior, that they are determined to bike his life, and that lie is obliged to sleep in tire bushes. lie is requested to accept an asylum in the tort. Tim murderers of Johnson and M'Gaskv. arc reported to be near the Apalachaco'la ; I have adopted measures for their detection. The line be tween the Coosa river and Georgia, has been corrected.” We are informed, that letters from Philadel • phia to a gentleman here, mention the nrrival of ! Luvahette in that city, sometime during the past week.—A*. Y. Col. Extract of a letter from an officer on hoard the American frigate Constellation, dated bay of Algiers, May 14. *• I wrote you last from Mahon; at present we are at anchor in the Bay of Algiers, where we arriv ed the 2d of th s month, and came to among a squadron of 17 sail of British ships, under com mand of Admiral Pclew (lord Exmouth) who, i is much to be regretted, on the score of huma* nit?, did not succeed in his demand for all Chris tian prisoners, but, on the contrary, received only one thousand, for which he pays from 500 to §$1000 per head. This, in our opinion, is a pitiful arrangement. 1 think we could have done better with our little squadron ; however, as the old maxim says, “ what is one man’s loss I is another’s gain,” i'or it Will only make our | bright stars shine with more brilliant lustre in the eyes of the world—and I can assure you, those stripes, which have so waved victoriously, still j continue to 9trike terror into the hearts of our sa vaire enemy. I At the departure of the British fleet the Dev, without alledgmg any cauie,began to show aucli • Igns of hostility as to make it prudent for our consul to come immediately on board with his family and effects. “ Com. Shaw considering it the best plan to | keeji tliese barbarians in awe, instantly commen ced preparations to give them a drubbing. B very boat in the squadron was ordered to be rea dy for immediate service, and put in tbe best pos sible condition for a bold, though necessary, en terprize i wiiich was to mount and scale those immense and terrible batteries, and to burn and destroy their fleet, which consisted of 4 frigates, with numerous sloops, corvetts and gun-Goats. The evening of our expediton arrived—all anx ious for the moment which was again to encir cle the brow of Columbia with another wreath of laurels—but while below, reflecting on my be loved home, 1 was surprized, in the midst of my reverie, by the information that the dev, dis covering our intentions, had sent off a flag of truce, slating that it was not otily entirely con trary to his wishes to make war with the Ame ricans, but tliat he ever was proud of their friend, •hip. » “ We have Since understood that his reason, for acting in a hostile manner, related to the capture of the brig Noba, the particulars of which 1 hare not time to give. Keport says some of us will continue to blockade Algiers till the \ deiermiuation of our government be known.” From the Baltimore Patriot of June 22. From the Mediterranean, Captain Shearman, of the brig Calypso, arrived at this port in 35 days from Gi braltar, considers the American commerce in the Mediterranean, in a very precarious situation—The Algerines are still restive, and have only agreed with Commodore Shaw, to observe the Treaty with the Uni ted States for three months. If a fleet is not sent to the Mediterranean sufficient to attack Algiers,and compel them to keep the peace, there will be more of our citi zens in slavery there before Fall. Small i vessels are of great importance in those 3eas’ ^'/ ordered to cruise in Summer in stead of lying in port,) for our large ships can watch the movements of their large shins, but not of their small craft. tie remembers when the schooner Enter prize was in the Mediterranean in the Tri politan war, that the Tripolitans approach ed no nearer to a sail when they discovered her to t»e a schooner. The Entcrprize, or rather her enterprizing commander, made a cruise down on the coast of Morocco, as far as bailee and La Nash, and prevented several marauders from fitting out of those ports against the Americans. Markets at Gibraltar verydull, flour g8, beef of first quality, 14, by retail, and eve ry other article proportiooably low. Charleston, June 18. Specie.-79,000 dollars were lately brought into this port, from Nassau $ and on Sunday last an arrival from the same place brought 40,000 dollars more. C Communicated for the Baltimore Patriot.) Extract of a tetter from .V. Orieani, .May 23. 41 Business is growing still more dull, and people preparing to leave the city. “ Sugar prime $17 , Cotton do. 32 : Tobacco 14 » Whiskey 60 io 62 ; Pork 16 to 17 i Flour 6 to 614 ; Hempen Yarns 9 ” Extract of a letter to a gentleman in BaU timore, dated Nf.w-Orleans, May 26. “ The river has fallen about one foot, and the water begins to recede from the ci ty.”— Tel. FORKIGN." From the J)Torfullc Ledger. .. . Juue 20. The ship Wilmington and Liverpool Packet, arrived yesterday, in 39 days from Liverpool ; the latest papers we have re ceived by this arrival are to the 4th of May; the contents are uninteresting, be ing p incipally occupied by details of the trial of Sir Robert Wilton and his associ ates, and accounts of the nuptials of the Princess Charlotte, which took place on the 2d of May. On this occasion there was a grand dinner at Clarence-Houte, < at which wert present most of the metn-j Sirs of the Family, the principal no 1 ntity, and the foreign ministers, amour 1 whom was Mr. Adams, ttm minister of the I United States. Grain was rising in England ; wheat i> (noted at twelve Shillings the AVinchestei :>ushe!-— Dollars wfere 4s. 11 1-2 per oz.— Portugal Gold at four pounds per oz. New-York, June 18. LATEST FROM LONDON. By the attention of our correspondent at Boston, the Editors of the New-York Ga zette have received London papers to the 12th of May, from which they have made the subsequent extracts. LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. In the British house of commons on the Sth ult. Mr. Brougham brought forward a motion, •« That leave be given to bring in a bill for securing and extending the liber ty of the press.”—After considerable de bate, leave was giveu to bring in the Rill. The great marriage having been consum mated, Parliament had voted addresses to the Queen, the Prince Regent k>c the Roy al pair on the auspicious event. Lonook, May 9. Last night we received the Paris papers [ ol Sunday, and this morning of Monday last. | The appeal lodged by the attorney gen eral against the acquittal of general Cam i bronue, had been rejected by the court of Revision, and the acquittal confirmed by three votes against two. The grounds of the judgment ol the court of Revision are 1 not stated. 1 The former Secretary of Maret (Bassa no,) has be$n taken up at Geneva, ami sent under an escort ot Gendarmes to the frontiers of France, where he was receiv. cd by another escort. Papers of the high est importance, says an article from Gene va, were found upon him. London, May H. The Paris papei'6 m.ike no allusion to the causes of discontent, which are said to abound in France. Nor do they menti on the multiplied arrests which are stated upon the authority of private advices, to have taken place last week in the capital Some of these ruinous may be exaggerated; but the silence of the French papers is no proof of their being false. In the mean time it appers that a sudden and extraordinary bustle prevails in the cantonments of the Army of Observation : and the Duke of Wellington, it is said, is about to commence a general inspection ol the whole, including th« Austrian troops in Alsace. We have letters from Malta, to nehr the end oMfarch: they state that Lord Ex mouth’s expedition was araply previded with those powerful arguments in reason ing with Corsnirs, shot, shells, Congreve’s rockets, &c. the show of which contribut ed mainly to his lordship’s ceasful ne gociations. The slaves released are men tioned at a number far beyond every pre vious computation ; and it is even affirmed that thousands had been already liberated. This is a glorious crusade. * ....... pAuzs, May?'. 1 An expedition left Lisbon for Brazil on the 19th ult. composed ofa ship of the line two frigates, and several transports, havin<« on board 6000 troops. p Genera! Camoronne leftParis yesterday morning to proceed to Nantz for embarka tion. The Journal of Arau announces, that se veral exiled Frenchmen, who had fixed themselves in the large cities of the United States of America, have retired into the in terior of the new Continent. From the A'ev.J'ork Mercantile Advertiter.] Extract of a letter from Parit. C “x.A £ew marr,*3e i* already on foot for the Emperor of Austria. This uxori ous monarch is said to have cast his eye on the fair daughter of the King of Saxony to replace Ins late consort.” From th* hams. From London papers received at the office of the Uoston Palladium. The Prince Roya! of Wirtemburg, has been marned to Her Imperial Highness the brand Duchess Catharine of Russia. Louis 18, has nominated Marshals Ou dinot, St. Cyr, Victor, .Macdonald, and Marmont, Grand Crosses and Command ers of the order of St. Louis. An Embassy from the Sophi of Persia, lias arrived in France. Letters from Malta state that Savary and ballerand have received permission to em bark for the United States. Hamburgh paper* state that near 200 articles, principally manufactures, have been prohibited in Russia; but cloth, silk and cotton goods, as well as brandy, earth en ware, &c. are admitted, under high du ties. ° A Dutch paper says Eugene Rearharno is to have 25 millions of francs as a com pensation for property given him bv R„nn parte, but which has been reclaimed by the rigMful owners. Grain.—The spirits of the Agricultura lists in England were recovering, in conse quence of a great increase in the price of grain, ft had nearly got to the maximum at which importations are allowed by law. Grain has become so high in Prance, that (Treat encouragement is said to be given to importations, and much has been carried there from England. Grain had risen in England about 33 1-S percent. The free importation ofgrain into France was limited to the first of July. r aa*,e,nf Por??'^in England, that of Lord Sondes sold for 34 guineas ; Ld. Lyttleton 41 ; Mr. Murphv 83 ; Dr. Gold-! smith 127 ; Sir J. Reynolds 422, Sir R. Chambers 80 ; Mr. Garrick 375 ; Mr Ra* reti, 82 ; Dr. Burke 213; Dr. Johnson 1f noldi"7 * paintc<J Sjr J- Key *2-0^ ffyflirt the A* atutnal Jldvoeate. Havre. May 12, (Morning.) i , have tin* un ^ant arrived from Paris. Ulis consternat ion among the royalist* I'he jv-unle brea/Jie nothing but vengeance. The fritiunal s td Mood da it; no longer tir assemble. Tlt.ere has been within three days more th an 500 persona arrested, but they are afraid to try them in their lulls. j> e are on trie eve of a great explosion— pur separttiuti will not be as long as we ex* oected six mouths ago. Intelligence received from C'alcuttOy per ship Liverpnnl. Accounts from Amretsir, slate that Ku*i.ieet Sing was at Lahere. His attack on Rtijoory was postponed, as Akbar Khan had ottered obedience to him. Hiinjeet had requested Aubud Khan to proceed to Nairn, and the Gooridas to en ter his service ; but Abud hail declined the mission. Runjcct had avowed his intenti on of proceeding against Caslunere as soon as he should compel tlie Rajahs of Rujoory to join him. J l'he camp of Kolkar was at Casla Dust, about S Coss distance from Scarn Gurroh. Rapoojee Scindia, and Justwant Rao Bhao, were plundering KJiorah, and other countries of Holkar. A reinforcement had been sent to Bujna Bhan, to assist in de fending the port of Ghurzoon, wiiich had been garrisoned by 500 Arabs. A battle had been fought between Anam Sing, with the people of Rachund, and the Norkhaa at Khauda. Aiiieer Kfiawu was plundering the Jankho, and insisting on receiving his arrears of pay. Accounts from Jayporc state, thatgreat apprehensions were entertained from the approach of two hostile armies, one under Amher Khawn, and the other composed of the troops ofScindia : Preparations were making for the defence of Jaypore. London, May 9. Daring Robbery on the River Thame*. Last uiglit, between the hours of nine arul ten, one of the hoys belonging to the Cist India Company was proceedin'*down the River with upwards of 20 chests°of dol lar.,, in order to be put on board the Lady Campbell outward-bound ludiaiuan lying it Gravesend : when in Woohvich Ileach they were boarded by seven men in a large cutter, who overpowered tbe men on board the hoy, and confined them under the •latcliways ; they immediately hove seven :hests of dollars into their boat and rowed >*d oft*. We have not heard that any of hem have yet been taken. The whole ci ty officer? went down the River this morn ing in search, and a nu- :be<* of other offi cers from the different offices are in pursuit of the pirates. FROM MEXICO. Nkw-Youk, June 5. Me have received the following from our correspondent at New-Orleans : Mexican News.——The republican gen oral Morellos, made prisoner by the Roy alists, was carried before the tribunal of the Inquisition in the city of Mexico, and condemned as a heretic, atheist, deist, ma teria.ist, and for other crimes of the com petence of the holy tribunal ; lie was also condemned by the arch bishop, degraded in consequence, and given up to the milita ry tribunal, who condemned him to death, and lie was executed on the 22d of Decem ber last. It was in vain that the republican gov ernment by many pe*iti sns addressed to the vice Roy Callejas, reclaimed the ob servance of the laws of war ; in vain did it seek to employ the influence of the cabildo of the metropolis, to save at least the life ot the prisoner—tiie tyranny, superstition, and fanaticism, which exercises openly its •i way in the capital ot the new world, sacri ficed a most virtuous patriot, whose cour ageous valour had fixed the attention and merited the applause of the world in such a manner that the services and exertions of five years consecrated to the safety of Ins country, will cause him to live forever i in their hearts, and his name will be hand-! ed down to the latest posterity. Tlie Mexican patriots by a proclamati on of the government and circular to all the provinces have solemnly sworn to rA. venge the death of their illustrious defend er, protesting that they will always hold the vice roy and 60,000 Spaniards who in n Mtl!!.,rn^rSe„COt,atr^» resl*>nsible for the blood ot Morelioav .ne arms or me republic shine every where. Much blood has been shed at Pnmt^elRoy. The Royalists collected 5000 men to attack the position occupied by the I atriofs j twice they attacked and twice were their assaults repulsed with great loss: not being able to succeed by «. pen force, they had recourse to intrigue seduction. Joseph Maria Lascano, the lieutenant commanding the force which de fended the bridge, sold himself to general Miyarcs for fc fr,000. The garrison was incorruptible ; but seeing itself abandoned by Its perfidious leader, who had gone over to the encrny?s camp, it made dispositions b»r retreat, which was affected without o ther loss than that of the artillery of too heavy a calibre to be removed. By these means the Royalists saw themselves mas ters of the bridge, and passed with a rich convoy, which however did not arrive in • act at Vera-Cruz. Many skirmishes have taken place since, in which the royalists were completely de feated. General Victorio has lately beaten them in the neighborhood of VeraCruz._ Captain Francisco de Poulo intercepted a convoy which was on its way from Albara do to Vera Cruz, and put to the sword the eseort of 200 dragoons. Col. Pesos besiege* the garrisons ofOri zava and Cordova, and they are reduced to their narrow entrenchments. After hav ing overrun the whole province, and de feated all those who opposed him, he open ed the prisons and set at liberty, those who groaned in captivity. Col. Gomes has cut to pieces 1500 men who were assembled around Puebla , a^e bavin* defeated ft tlirtt»T<® cf tfW> »e met on the road from Mexico to T«jmt •jean ; aad lias since taken by surprise the itter, a place of great importance; not on* scaped of the garrison from the comma** Jer to the private. Marshal Qsorno attacked and took th* town of Apan. A division of 1000 tnea which marched from Mexico against him was obliged to retreat by forced inarches on Monte Alio; where the cbhiftunderS Ignacio. Sanchez and Pascasia Herce, had cut topiece* another division of 700 men Col. Teran.beat.C0.0 ■'Royalists at Topexi de la Sedas. Lieut. C61. Guvreno engaged an action at Disteca,. (^Province or Oxaca) in which lie defeated, man instant, mors than 1000 men by the sword anddance a lone. The provinces are now occupied in fh* constitutional election of deputies to form the Congress, which was before only provi sional.—This measure will put ari‘ end en tirely to the difference which tended ta disturb the peace and union of the patri ots. It will give to the legislative body that character which is necessary in order to merit the confidence of the people and other nations. Lojfnow, May 9, The letters by the French mail confirm the the intelligence we yesterday inserted, as to the free import of grain into France* that no corf duties would be levied on ships loaded with corn, and the export ar* tides in return would also be exported dutyfree. The decree is dated 12th A* pnl, and has been sent into all the de-‘ | pertinents. It has not yet been published jin any bf the French newspapers, to a j void exciting apprehensions iu the public I mind. I One ot the letters adds, that the tonage of goods exported duty free is not to ex ceed the tonnage of goods imported. The telcgr.iph frames at the top of the Admiralty are to be removed, and the im proved semaphor consisting of a hollow mast, from whence two arms project inju rious directions, will be erected in the stead.—Tiie utility of this invention is to be tried by way of experiment, in a few days, from London to Sheerness, and the number of nations, it is said will not ex* ceed nine i several are erected* A copy of a treasury minute, dated 23d February, 1816, printed by order of the House of Commons, di ects a sum of 20,000 l. out of the Droits of the Admiral ty, to be paid in aid of the privy purse of the Prince Regent, towards the discharge of the expence of additional buildings ami purchase of land made by his Royal .High ness, anil annexed to his private property, at Brighton ; and the further sum 50,000 L out ot the same, for the additional furni ture for the said additional buildings. The remains of Lord Arthur Somerset, who, we are sorry to learn, died on tho 20th ot last month at Lisbon, an* to be re moved from thence for interment* in th© family vault atTregothan, Cornwall. Cherries made their first appearance this season on the 7th inst. in Convent garden market. They were sold at two I guineas and a half per pound. The six frigates with troops, which late^ ly sailed for the West Indies from 'Ports rnouth, it is supposed, are bound to Provi dence, where we understand, a serious I commotion hail arisen among the blac!& troops. Paris, April 27. Creat ceremony is to He observed in es corting Princess Caroline to Paris; the Mayors of each city are to meet her at their gates—the Prefects and Sous-P.c fects are. to escort her f<*um the frontiers to the limits of thei* resniectivp departments, —the Civil and Military Officers pf every department are al*.o to be presented of her Royal Highness on her way. We find that in Burgundy they have now remaining of last year’s produce an immense quantity of com ami different sort* of gram, mme than they shall con sume before the next harvest. It is to be sent to America, etc. . ‘ Arts, 'Vpnl 2r». llts Majesty has desired letters to he Archbishops and Bishops, ordering a so-1 Ipmn thanksgiving to be celebrated in all the churches in the kingdom on the 3d of May, for his happy return to the throne. It is said that the Spanish Count Tor reno, with the whole of his household, has been arrested in Paris, lie was a mem ber of the Cortes. £ from of the 23d says— “ . 1. du hauthas, Honorary Counsellor of the Emperor of Hussia arrive I ex ores* from Pans last night, and embarked imine. diately for England.** A butcher of Apremont, on Easter Mon day. drank twenty lour glasses of brand? succe-sively for a wager. He died i£ consequence in about an hour afterwards. An American Society la about to e-.fa blish an Institution for flip deaf and dumb at Connecticut. M. Gallaurler has been sent to Paris, to learn the art of instat ing them from the AbbeSicard. The examination of General Mouton Duvernet baa commenced at Lynns. The second treaty between the Courts ot Austria and Havana was signed at Mu nich on the 13th inst. I he King of Naples has motored all the unsold property of those who were dcclar ed^emigrants by Joseph Bonaparte or Mu 1 he plague which was raging at Escla voma has now nearly ceased. Prince Metternich will remain some lime at Floronce, to conclude some impor tant riegoc.ations with the Minuter* of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. You will observe that the ’frnnclfp* per. made no mention of a con.niraov or .rreat, bar,retaken place at f'a,i,.7Tet ;t n certain that not less than son ,1’ 't. 1%W )9‘ Gov^mneut arc fearful of «g!