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post* and prostitutes ns Mrs. Clarke i Can
the Rvitwh arms be crowned with success,
when they are led by officers sclented by such
venality and “ indirection.'* Yet not ouly
such hold commissions, but his Koyal
Highness the Onke of York is (he Comman
der in Chitf. The man, who has possibly con
nived at such shhmeful practices—the nthn,
who has certainly written the silliest Love
Letters which have ever fallen even into that
proverbially silly class of compositions—a
man thus proved to be without merit and
without mind, Ya to lead the British arms to
glory. No wonder they have suffered dis
grace under such auspices. And yet mark
the issue—When Beresford is foiled before
Buenos Ayres, he is subjected to inquisition
—When Dalrymple concludes the conven
tion of Cintra, he is sent to answer tor it be
fore a military tribunal. But when the Duke
of York is disgraced in Holland, he escapes
with impunity—JYo enguiry% no trial, no re
primand. Such is the advantage of being a
Prince of the Blood—Such are the dispensati-'
ons qf a form of governmeht, which has of
ficers without responsibility, and privileged
folks that can “ do no wrong ////'*
These ideas naturally flow from the *u6
jet-t before us. They are calculated to make
us feel all the erectness and pride of being
the equal citizens of a republic.—As to the
Love Letters, which we now lay before our
readers, they will laugh at them as well as
we do. Hereditary princes are almost pro
verbially fools. The history of the Europe
an courts for years past displays the fact.
Now and then a comparatively great mind,
blest with some extraordinary opportunity,
shoots up among them—but whether it be
owing to birth or Education, the degeneracy
of this species of animals is notorious.— ■
Sometimes we are almost tempted to believe,
that it is principally the effect of birth—that
Nature has. thus compensated the artificial
splendorof their fortunes bya propovtionalmu
tulation of intellect—that'man, like a brute,
when put up into a pen by himself and set
apart from the community of his species,
degenerates from them—& that if it were not
♦or the profligacy of the breed, which causes
them to violate the sanctity of the matrimo
nial ties and mix their royal blood with the
impure streams of the vulgar, or for those
political convulsions, which introduce new
dynasties into Kingdoms, thrones would
be almost converted into bedlams, and kings
into idiots. Enquirer.
from the jYeso York Evening Post.
Tfie royal affair between the Duke of
-ori aiid inis, olarkc begins to excite as
•much interest among our readers here as it
has in England. Not having the papers
which contain the charge as it was formally
preferred against the Duke in the House of
Commons, it can only he collected from the
evidence, which nearly engosses fourteen
jpapera now before us. The following may
be considered apretty correct summary state
The Duke of York had supported as a
mistress during three years a Mrs. Clarke,
who had before separated from her husband
and who is represented as a fascinating as
well as a most artful and extravagant wo
man. ( His Royal -Highness has been mar
ried for several years; his Dutchess is a
live. Mark that ! !)—>.She lived at Glouces
ter House in a style of great expence and
splendor, had her town house and country
house, kept two carriages and nine, servants.
At length the Duke became weary or dis
gusted and left her. She applied to him
still for more money and intimated he was
in her power if he did not comply. He gave
more. She repeated her demands so often
that he found it would be impracticable to
continue to supply them, and determined to
stop where he was and brave consequences.
.She then offered that if he would pay all
her debts and settle an annuity for life of
4001. upon her, she would remain silent and
give up his letters. He refused ; she went
to a member of the House of Commons and
accused the Duke of York, as commander
In chief, with disposing of appointments in
the army through her influence, for which
ahe received pecuniary presents from the
applicants, 500 guineas from one, 400 from
another, 8cc. adding that it was by these
Sums of money thus received, she was ena
bl'd to support.her establishment, the Duke
only allowing her 1,0001. a year, and that
this was done with his knowledge and ap
probation : a charge that certainly involves
the Duke’s character very deeply, as it im
putes motives the mo,t me.-M and scanda
lous, if not corrupt and mercenary. But
finding himself in the power of this aban
doned and shameless woman, (who more
shameless and abandoned than his Grace ? J
lie resolved to abide the consequences of a
public investigation ; humbling himself by
a confession of the connection, but denying
the whole of the charges.
bne accordingly came forth in the face of
the nation, preferred the accusation at
the bar of the House of Commons, and
offered herself as the witness to criminate.
—Many whole days have been con
sutned in her examination, as well as of
some £thef -witnesses called in to support
her. Witnesses have also been exam
ined on the other side, to invalidate her tes
timony ; to shew that instead of three thou
sand, twenty five thousand pounds have been
lavished on her, besides valuable presents -
(and whence did hit Grace obtain this
money ? Where—but from the pockets of
the poor peojrte of Britain and that.there
fore, the presumption set up against the
Duke, arising from the inadequacy of the
means he allowed her, must fail ; and last
ly, that she was so very worthless, that
while professing fidelity to the Duke, she
besto-.ved her favors on some others, through
whose influence over her the promotions
were • btallied. The proceedings have closed
before tiie commons, hut their decision has not
yet transpired. It is said the Duke has. de
termined to resign the office of Commander
in Chief, and have the matter brought so
lemnly before the House of Peers.
For the amusement of our fair readers,
•whose curiosity, murf, I am sure, be broad
awake on a subject that agitates the whole
British nation, I now present twoof the love
letter* which Mrs. Clarke offered in evi
dence to the House of Commons. I fear,
however, that our American ladies, especi
ally if they recollect the Duke of Cnmber
hud’s love letter to lady Crosvernor, will
form but a contemptuous opinion of the ta
lent of Princes in this way, ( or jn any ^
thrr, ivilhan exception here nr there scarce
•worth ta'kint; about J—n\u\ that thev will
f»-her think that Mrs. Clarke must/at a
»y rate, be but a foolish himey, if she could
ready esteem so very weak a man as the
writer evidently »». f Some of Mr. Cole
, patrons would have dibpt used with
:/te publication of these letter* and .hi* re
flection* ufioit (firm. What, hold tt/i to
scorn the non of hi* Majesty, and the bro
ther of the Prince of ~!'ales? Really this
picture q/'Royalty is too disgusting, not to
tHar the designs qf those mho would wish
to see it established in this country——-by
still further strengthening the goody old
prejudices qf our countrymen against it.)
•* Worthing, Am*. 5, 1805.
“ How can I express sufficiently to my
swe-test, my darling life, the delight which
hef darling, her pretty letter gave me ! or
how much I feel all the kind things she
says to me ! I can only say millions & mil
lions of thanks to my dearest angel! My
heart is so fully sensible of youfr affection,
that upon it depends my life. I am howe
ver quite hurt that my life did not go to
Lewc3 races. It was kind of her to think of
me on the occasion ; but I trust she knows
me too well not to be convinced that I can
not bear the idea of adding to her the sa
crifices, which I am too sensible she has
made to me. News, mv angel, cannot se
fiarate me from hence, & the life I lead here
n the family has such a tiresome sameness
about it that it is quite provoking, except
lord Chesterfield’s family, there is not a
single person here of note, which contri
butes to the tedium. Dr. O’Mara called up
on me, and he wishes to preach before Roy
alty. I shall endeavor to favor him in this
respect. What a time it appears since we
parted! How impatiently do I look for
ward to next Wednesday, when I shall
Clasp my angel in my arms ! In the mean
time God bless you my dear Life ! I must
now close or I shall lose past. Adieu my
dear Love, and believe me ever yours, and
yours as long as I breathe.
11 p**
Sandgate, Aug. 24.
How can I sufficiently express the thanks
of my heart to my Angel tor the assurance
of her love ! Oh ! my Angel, there never
was a woman adored as you are. livery
hour convinces me that my happiness de
pends upon you. With what impatience do
I look, forward till to-morrow, the moment 1
shall clasp her 1 love to my heart! How
happy l am to hear you are well! Claver
ing is mistaken, my Angel, that any new
i cgiments are to be raised ; only the second
battalions to be completed. You had better
tell him so.—Ten thousand thanks for the
handkerchiefs! How much I prize them,
when I think of the dear hands that made
them ! I have nothing new to communicate
to you. I find every thing here in a fine
state of order. Yesterday I was reviewing
the troops aud examining the coast here. I
had a fine view ot the French camp at Ca
lais. Yesterday I first reviewed the 14th
light dragoons. The troops were in high
spirits and in excellent order; and then I
went to Brabun Lees, where I reviewed
some regiments of militia. I am now setting
out for Hastings along the coast.—Adieu,
till the day after to-morrow, and be assured,
my dearest Angel, till the last hour of my
life I shall be yours and yours only. F.”
This and the other letters excited in al
most every part of the House, a most extra
ordinary burst of laughter and meriment.
New York, April 20.
Last evening arrived at this port the brig
Cumberland, Captain Meserve, in 44 days
from Liverpool, which place the vessel left
on the 6th of March, and capt. M. has po
litely favored the Editor of the Mercan
tile Advertiser with a file of the Lon
don Courier to the evening of the 3d of March
from which we have copied the following ar
ticles of Intelligence.
Our London papers are nearly filled with
the examination of the witnesses against the
Duke of York.
London, March 1.
A question was asked by Mr. PonsonVy
in the House of Commons yeste-rday, whe
ther the Treaty which had been said to be
on the eve of being concluded with Spain,
had been as yet ratified ? And 2d whether
the report to which he had alluded on a for
mer night, viz. that the foice sent from Lis
bon had been refused admission into Cadiz,
was true or not ?
Mr. Canning replied to the first question,
that the ratification of the Treaty had not
been received; and to the second, that he
could not give any precise answer, though
he did not know of any such circumstance
having taken place.
The gallant Sir David feaird is immedi
ately to be elevated to the Peerage, with the
tit'e of Viscount.
Sir John Moore’s family are to have pen
L»en. Hope is to be made a Baronet, aud1
get the first Red Ribbon.
Conx, Feb. 26.
l he Expedition to sail from tliis port will,
we understand, be under the command of
Major General Beresford. It will consist
of six regiments, their destination is not
mentioned. T he transports have not yet ar
rived for their embarkation.
The troops under Major General Sher
brooke, still remain at Cove, waiting for
instructions to proceed on their destination.
D March 3.
react between Great Britain and Turkey.
Probability of war between Austria and
1 France.
Dutch Papers arrived this morning to the
28th alt. They contain very important in
i Whgence—War between Austria Sc France
is openly spoken of, and an article in the
, L«ydcn paper, of the 27th, informs us of
the measures which have been aopted by the
Cabinet of Vienna ; measures which can only
have been adopted in the contemplation of
j an immediate war.
I Peace has certainly been concluded be
tween Turkey and Gteat Britain—It was
signed by the Turkish Minister, Hakki Ef
fendi, and Mr. Adair. A fresh insurrecti
on had broken out at Constantinople, and the
Peace with England is said, in an article
from Vienna, to have been the immediate
! consequence of it. The Russian Generals,
as soon they were informed of the event,
broke off all negotiation with the Turks.
! Peace with Turkey was signed on tha 5th
j of January.
1 An article from Arragon, dated the 11th
!r,f Pchruary, mentions that there are 40,000
men in arms defendingSarragossa ; that Ju
not is beseiging it; that the works 2c trench
es are pushed on to the gates of the town, Sc a
bombardment kept up without intermission.
I he enemy hope to lorcc the place to sur
render by famine more than by force of
! * •
Lintz, Feb. 8, f Ay way of France.)
Pile anxiety which the repoi ts of a new
war in Austria had occasioned, has been aug
rsented l»y tkc lue men.ureLf *!».- 'Cov.v* »f .
Vienna. It is certain that pi*- light OMvp* ]
are to be formed, which will be sent tn j« ku
didorent regiments. ' Otbcrfnilitat y prepa
rations arc likewise making and magazines
are forming in Bohemia a»l Austria. M.
Fasbendcr, who in the latepimpaigns was
principal Commissary to tilt Austrian army,
has been again appointed tt that post, end
the Count de Guinne, formdly adjutant gen
■eral to Archduke Charles, jas been appoin
ted aujutaiit to the EmptfMh 'Hie Arch
duke Ferdirtuid is to take khc Chief Com
mand of an Austrian arny in Buhetula. if
war should break out, and V* uni Hellegarde
will command an arnrty it Cnrinthia and
Camiola. In the mean tine several Gene
rals who cortimanded on the Turkish fron
tiers, have been recalledto Vienna. Many
persons however doubt, yhether the Arch
duke Charles approves tke measures of the
Court, and will be williig to enter into a
new war. In the confidences which have
been held on the subject, and at which both
that Prince and the Archduke Ferdinand,
the Brother of thfe Express, were present, it
is said, a new general levy was spoken of,
and different measures proposed to render it
agreeable to the people. Those most expe
rienced in military affairs tstimate the whole
of «ur regular troops at 141,000 men—but it
is not practicable to find t train of artillery
sufficient tor an army of 60^00 men—Leudon
Courant, Feb. 27.
*, A. courier sent off by cur Internuncio at
Constantinople, M. Sturmer, has brought
intelligence to the Government of a new in
surrection Qf the Janissaries which has been
very bloody, and by whicii the Porte was
obliged to conclude a peace with England_
The Courier left Constantinople on the 16th
January. The first consequence of this
event has bees that the Russian Generals
have broken eff all communication with the
The Gazette contains the following arti
cle under the head of Turkey :
On the 5ih of January, peace was conclu
ded between England and the Sublime Porte,
by the British Minister Mr. Adair and Hak
ki Effendi, in consequence of which all the
ports in the Turkish Empire are open to the
English ships. This important intelligence
was immediately transmitted to the principal
commercial towns in Europe, Asia and A
frica, and a great change may be expected
in the great towns of the Levant, and the
price of most commodities.Leudon Cou
rant. Feb. 28.
The Brest fleet have put into Rochefort.
he object of the Brest Fleet was, in the
first instance tn snrnrize our souadron off
Rochefort, consisting* of four sail of the line,
then to join the Rochefort, rind proceed from
thence to Ferrol, where, united to the Fer
mi squadron, their combined force would
have amounted to 20 sail of the line. It has
been reported, that on their passage to
Rochefort, the Brest Fleet called offL’Ori !
ent, and were joined by the squadron there
—but this, we understand, is not the fact;
they made their way direct to Rochefort.
The enemy had no sooner got into Basque
Roads than Admiral Stopford was joined by
3 sail of the line, which had been blockading
L’Orient.—The admiral has now under him
the Cxsar, Donegal, Defiance, Triumph,
Valiant, Revenge, and Theseus.—He would
soon be joined by the division under Admiral
Duckworth, which had been dispatched by
Lord Gambier to cruize off Cape Finisterre,
his Lordship very naturally supposing that
the enemy would push for Ferrol. The Ca
ledonia, his lordship’s ship supplied Admiral
Duckworth with all her provisions, which o
bliged her to return to Plymouth to procure
a fresh supply. The frigates belonging to
the Brest Fleet were a good way behind the !
hne of Battle ships, and hence we were en- J
abled to drive them under the batteries of!
the Sables d’Olonne. The Czsar was left'
keeping up a tremendous fire upon them, and
it was hoped would be able to effect their !
destruction The Brest Fleet was in Basque
Roads, and expectations, as we stated yes
terday, are entertained that their capture
or destruction may be effected.
Our communication with Sweden and the1
Baltic is at length opened, and this morning !
11 of the 16Gottenburgh mails due, arrived.
On the 22dof Decomber, 5 British & 3 Swe
dish ships of war, with a convoy of 12 mer
chant vessels, sailed for England, part of
which were lost by ice, and part captured by
the Danes—some of the prizes were also lost
in the same way.
The Stockholm Gazette, of Feb. 16th.
states, that intelligence had been received
from Schwerin, that Gen. Davoust had giv
en notice to the French consul in linstock,
that the embargo Hid on 51 merchantmen
lying in that port, is raised.
In the house of Commons, on the 2d March.
Mr Whitbread moved for an account of all
[ the duties levied on exportation, in conse
quence of the acts of last session, subsequent
to, and in pursuance of the system laid down
in the Orders in Council. Ordered. The
Hon. Gentleman then made some observati
ons on the subject of the papers relative to
America, which had been laid on the table
of the House not being printed. He thought
the correspondence between Mr. Canning,
Mr. Pinkney, Mr. Rose, and Madison, ought,
i from their importance, to have been in the
hands of every member of parliament; but
did not make aHy motion on the subject.
Price of Stocks-3 per cent. Consuls for
money, 67$.
Baltimore, April 21.
A letter from Havanna of 5fh instant,
states, that 50 sail of American vessels from
the Ui ited Statos had arrived there within
that week, among which was the brig
Blanche, Richardson, from Baltimore. A
dutv of ten dollars perbbl. on flour had been
laid by the government to enable the holders
of it, that had bought at advanced prices, to
dispose on equal terms. Owing to the. Holy
rlays no business had ,'*ccn done ; no sale of
flour had heenefleetc ; the ] ?ice remained
unfixed Sugars (brown) had risen from
one and a half to four dollars.American.
Frc/intlie Boston Gazette, April 17.
Captain Freeman, of the Mercator, who arriv
ed here last Friday from Liverpool, state,,
the day before lie sailed (die 3 l March) bis mer
chants, Messrs. Morrill ai,d norland, of Liver
poo., showed him a lettei, which they had just
receiver from their correspondent in London
announcing, M That the evening before, lie bad
an interview with Mr. Pinkney, and was inform
ed ny him, that the difference* between Great
Britain and the 1/ States were amicably ad
justed and ditches sen*, to that effect, to the
U. States.
N A t iviN. J, I(C!’KLLIGEXCEK ekt i
WASHINGTON,' April 19, 18,)9.
Sitice the ru'ri vnlyof Mr. Oakclcy at Wash -
ington, Mr. Smith. Secretary of State, ami
Mr. Erskine, the British Minister, have been
! we understand, every day engaged in dis
cussions in relation to two points of difference
between the U. States and Great Britain,
which, i* seems, Mr. Erskine has been, au
thorised to arrange in virtue of powers re
ceived from his government l»y the nritish
sloop of war, now lying at Hampton, subject
to his orders. The following Notes shew the
happy result of these discussions.
(No? I )
Mr. Erskine to Mr. Smith.
Washington, lTth April, 1809.
I have the Ubnnr to inform you, that I
have received his Majesty’s commands, to
represent to the government of the United
States, that his Majesty is animated by the
most sincere desire for an adjustment of the
differences, which Have unhappily so long
prevailed between the two countries, the re
capitulation of which might have a tendency
to impede, if not prevent an amicable under
It having been represented to his Majes
ty’s government, that the Congress of the
U. States, in their proceedings at the open
ing of the last session, had evinced atl inten
tion of passing certain laws, which would
place the relations of Great Britain with the
U. States, upon an equal footing in all res
pects. with the other belligerent powers* I
have accordingly received hu Majesty’s com
mands, in the event of such law’s taking place,
to offer, on the part of his Majesty, an ho
norable reparation for the aggression, com
mitted by a British naval officer, in the at
tack on the U. States’frigate Chesapeake.
Considering the act, passed by the Con
gress of the U. States on the 1st of March,
(usually termed the non-intercourse act) as
having produced a state of equality, in the
relations of the two belligerent powers, with
respect to the U. States, I have to submit,
conformably to instructions, for the conside
ration of the American government, such
terms of satisfaction and reparation, as his
Majesty is induced to believe, will be ac
cepted, in the same spirit of conciliation, with
which they arc proposed.
In addition to the prompt disavowal made
by his Majesty, on being apprized of the
unauthorised act, committed by his naval
officer, whose recall, as a mark of the
King’s displeasure, from an highly Impor
tant and honorable command, immediately
ensued, his Majesty is willing to restore the
men forcibly taken out of the Chesapeake,
and, if acceptable to the American govern
ment, to make a suitable* provision for the
unfortunate sufferers on that occasion.
I have the honor to be,
With sentiments of the highest
Respect and consideration.
Your most obedient humble
The Hon. Robert SmiTu, E±q. Se
cretary of State, &c. tfc. Ifc.
(No. II.) I
Department of State, April 17, 1809.
Si it,
I have laid before the President your note,
in which you have, in the name and by the
order of his Britannic Mujestv declared that '
his Britannic Majesry is desirous of making !
an honorable reparation for the aggression
committed by a British naval officer in the
attack on the United States frigate the Ches
apeake ; that in addition to his prompt dis- j
avowal of the act, his Majesty, as a mark of
his displeasure, did immediately recall the
offending officer from a highly important and
honorable command ; and that he is willing
to restore the men forcibly taken out of the
Chesapeake, and, if acceptable to the Ame
rican government, to make a suitable provi
sion for ‘lie unfortunate sufferers on that oc
I he government of the United States hav
ing, at all times, entertained a sincere de
sire for an adjustment of the differences,
which have so long and so unhappily subsist
ed between the two countries, the President
cannot but receive with pleasure assurances
that his Britannic Majesty is animated by
the same disposition, and that he is ready,
in conformity to this disposition, to vnake
atonement for the insult and aggression com
mitted by one of his naval officers in the at
tack on the United States frigate the Ches
As it appears, at the same time, that, in
making this oflfer, his Britannic majesty de
rives a motive from the equality, how exist
ing, in the relations of the United States, with
the two belligerent powers, the President
owes it to the occasion, and to himself, to
let it be understood, that this equality is a
result incident to a state of tilings, growing
out of distinct considerations.
With this explanation, as' requisite as
it is frank, lam authorised to inform you,
that the President accepts the note deliver
ed by yon, in the name and by the order of
his Britannic Majesty, and will consider the
| same with the engagement contained there
I in, when fulfilled, as a satisfaction fo • the
insult and injury of which be has complain
ed- But I have it in express charge from
the President, to state, that while he for
bears to insist on a further punishment of the
offending of.iccr, he is not the less sensible
of the justice and utility of such an exam
ple, nor the P-ss persuaded that it would
best comport with what is due from his Bri
tannic Majesty to his own honor.
I have the honor to be,
VV ith the highest respect and
consideration. Sir,
Your most obedient serv't.
/Vic lion. Davnl AI. lirskinc, Run
J'- - >01/ Extraordinary o' Minister ■'
Plrnif/otentlanj of Hi,Britannic f
Ala j cot y. \
(Vo. IN.)
Mr. ].rskimp, to Mr. Smith.
Washington, April 18th, 1«09.
I hive the honor of informing you, that
his Majesty having been persuaded that
the honorable reparation which he hadcaus
,tn ,e tendered tor the unauthorized at
tack upon the American frigate Chesapeake,
world br. accepted by the government of the
mted States in the same spirit of concilia
"ZlrtV i' ' Whic,,il was Proposed, has i„
l.o.i r T* CXPre,s satisfaction,
should such a happy termination of that af
fair take place—not only as having removed
a painful cause of difference, but as afford
ing a fair prospect of a complete and cordi
.! Ik
\ \
al understand* -■. ?
the tw> cuwtrifi. •
> T!k- favi.r&ble change »n the rclntio ■* of.
his »\I. jesty with the United States, which
has lietn produced by liic Act (usually u-nn • 1
ed the Non-Inteicourse act) passed in the
last session of Congress, was also anticipated
by his majesty, and has encouraged a fur
ther hope, that a reconsideration of the ex
isting ditTorenc.cs might lead to their satis
factory adjustment.
On these grounds and expectations, 1 am
instructed to communicate to the American
government, his Majesty's determination'nf
sending to the United Slates, an Envoy Ivi
traordinary invested with full po-ver™ to
conclude a treaty on all the points of the re
lations between the two countries.
In the mean time, r.-ith a view to contri
bute to the attainment of so desirable an ob
ject ; his Majesty would be willing to with
draw his Orders in Council of January aid
November 1807, so far as respects the Uni
ted States, in the pursuasinn that the Pre
sident would issue a Proclamation for the
renewal of the intercourse with Great Bri
tain, and that whatever difference of opin
ion should arise in the interpretation of the.,
terms of such an agreement will be remov
ed in the proposed negotiation.
I have the honor to be with sentiments of
the highest consKeration and esteem.
Sir, your most obedient
humble servant,
Hon. Robert Smith,
t5*c. £s*c. £9*c.
(No. IV.)
Mr. Smith to Mr. JLrskike.
Department of State,
April 18tli, 1809.
The note, which I had the hono” of re
ceiving from you this day, I lost no time in
laying before the President, who being sin
cerely desirous of a satisfactory adjustment
of the differences unhappily existing be
tween Great Britain and the United Slates,
has authorised me to assure you, that he
will meet with a disposition correspondent
with that of his Britannic Majesty, the de
| termination of his Majesty to send to the U
nited States a special Envoy, invested with
full powers to conclude a treaty-on all the
points of the relations between the two coun
1 am further authorised to assure you that
in casehis Britannic majesty, should, in the
mean time withdraw his orders in council of
January ar.d November, 1807, so far as re
spects the U. States, the President will not
fail to issue a Proclamation by virtue of the
authority and for the purposes speciiied in
the eleventh section of the statute, common
ly called the Non-Intercourse Act.
I have the honor, ixc. &c.
(Signed) R. SMITH.
(No. V.)
Mr. Erskjxe to Mr. Smith.
Washington, April 19, 1803.
Inconsequence of the acceptance, by tfie
President, as stated in your letter dated the 18lh
inst. of the proposals made by ms on the part
ot his Majesty, in my letter of the same d;« •, li-.r
t’ne renewal oi the intercourse between the res
pective countries, 1 am authorised to declare
that his Majesty’s orders in council of January
and November 1307, will have been withdrawn
as respects the United States on the lUth day of
June next.
1 have the honor to he,
With great respect and
> ' Consideration,
Your most oht. servt.
(Signed) D. M. ERSK.INE.
I Ion. Hob cut Smith,)
&.e. Stc. Lc. 5
(No. VI.)
Mr. Smith to Mu. Erskine.
Department or State, April 19, 1303.
Having- laid before the President your note
of this day, containing an assurance, that his
E,tannic Majesty will, on the tenth day of
June next, have withdrawn his Orders in Coun
cil of January and November 1807. so far as res
pect* the United States, I have the honor of in
forming you that the President will accordingly,
and in pursuance ol the eleventh section of the
statute, commonly called the Non Intercourse
act, issue a Proclamation, so that the trade of the
United Stales with Great Britain mav on the
same day be renewed, in the manner provided in
the said section.
I have the honor, S*c. &.c.
Whereas it is provided by the 11th section cf
t he act ot Congress entitled An act to interdict
the commerct ii intercourse between the United
Sutos and Gfe.it-Britain and France, cud their
dependencies; and for other purposes”—that
‘ in case cither France or G. Britain shall sore
voke or modify her edicts as that th y shall cease
to violate the mutral commerce of the United
States,” the President is authorized to declare
t sam : hy proclamation, alter which the trade
suspend?:! by the said act, and by an act layin
an embargo on all s iipn a»d vessels in the ports
and harbors of tbe United States and the several
acts supplementary thereto may be renewed with
'■'* .'V'. 90 And whereas the Hon.
David Av.mt igi.e Erskine, hi:: Britannic Majes
ty * Dm v Extraordinary and Minister Plenipp
tenliaiy, has bv Hie order and in the name of ids
Sovereign declared to this government that the
Iriiiih Orders in Council of January and Nov.
1«0“, wi.l have beer- withdrawn as respects the
• nilccl Staten, on tlie tenth rl.iy of June next —
Now, therefore, I, JAMES M ADISON, Presi.
d nt f t lho United States, do hereby proclaim
that the orders in council aforesaid, will have
been withdrawn <m the said tenth day of |on»
next ; after which day the trade of the United
States with Great-Britain, as suspended by th
art nl Congress above mentioned, and an act Ir.v
mg an I-moargo on all ships and vessels in the
pjrta .md harbors of tlie United St «t-i and t; ’
-ever d acts supplementary thereto, may |,e re
newed. ; ,
Given under my hand and the sen] 0rthe
United States, at Washington, the nine.
s . teentli day ot April, in the year of our
Dot'd, otic thousand eight hundred and
time, nml of the Independent of the
United Stutes, the thirty-third.
n ,u x, •, JAMKS MADISON,
By the President,
Robert Smith, Stcrrt iry .f State.
.. , Natchez, Feb. 1$
Extract of a letter from the hon. Judyc
t arr, of Natchitochc*, dated 6th day of
January. 7 J
‘‘In consequence of h late arrangement
between the Marquis Poranda find Mr. Ma
dison, our fugitive slaves who had taken re.
tugc in the dominions of his Catholic Ma
jesty, will |,c re tored to their respective
owners on application.”

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