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eotnpamed \V Davis, and on bring aliown the ore. immediately pronounced it to be strongly irn pregnated \» itit Silvci—lie made a small experi ment (but would not permit any one to witness it) and the result was, that a piece of silver of a bout the size and value of an eighth of a dollar was produced—several other experiments were made (but equally secret) with the same success. To cover the deception more completely, a small piece of genuine ore (some of which he uo doubt carried with him for the purpose of deception) was sent to the shop ot Messrs. Hartman and Philips, silversmiths, who analysed it and fcuiul it to contain a valuable proportion of silver*. It was now that Vansicc’s plan was matured. Ftc however first made another experiment on a lar ger scale, avd produced a piece of silver of the value of S 2 hr 1-2 cents. Confident of the im mense value of the discovery, the rage for pro* curing shares was general. Vansice, by agree ment, was to be equally interested ; but observ ed, as he had not funds wherewith to defray his / proportion of the expense necessary to be inenr -.i red in building furnaces, &c. he would have no objection to dispose of a few shares. The offer I was embraced with avidity, and we are informed i several shares were immediately taken, i t-om one of the purchasers he received 123 dollars I cash ; how much more lie received, we are not informed. Preparations were now making to ! commence the building of a furnace, but before | unv expence was incurred, the gen tie man elop ed, and is now pursued by two ol the persons in terested.—It will naturally occur to the reader, ! that some of the genlUrnnn’s own coin, was in-1 troduced into the crucible, with the ore, on i which he was making experiments.—[That he ! was in possession of genuine ore, the more ef- i formally to cove, his deception, cannot be doubt- j ed.j The Said Vansice, is about 5 feet 7 inches • high ; dark complexion, und by attending par- i ticularly to his dialect, the German accent mav ’ be distinguished. > It wdl be well for the public to beware of the Villain ! Since the above was in type, an additional ex periment on seven ounces of the ore has i>*‘«*n made at the shop of Messrs. Hartman and Phi lips—The result was, that not a particle of Silver was extracted ! It is now evident, that in all the ] experiments which were before made, pieces of I coin must have been introduced into the crucible, ! or that Vansice was in possession of a small quantity of genuine ore. So great was tire rage I for procuring shares, and indeed, so flattering were the prospects, that it is believed, the fellow might have swindled to the amount of several thousand dollars—Luckily, however, lie pocket ed but 125 dollars ; which, we understand from one of the gentlemen interested, was the extent of his villainy. The persons in pursuit of the •windier, went as far as Frederick town, Md. hut he had gained too much head way, and they re turned.Gazette. ■ TUB 'ENQUIRER. RICHMOND. JULY 21, 1809. TO THE EDITOR OE THE ENQUIRER. Sin—I shall not fatigue you by a long account of the pains, which 1 suffered after my impressnieut. The story ot every thing would be disgusting. Hard fare, hard watch ing, hard treatment, and much punishment are trails in the life ol an impressed sea man, which are familiar to every one. The strict discipline, which prevails on board of a British ship of war, is almost too great tor description No one has a just idea of it, except those who have seen it.— It is not the least of i's aggravations, that v you are obliged to pay respect and obedience to men, whom you may believe to be. the weakest & most worthless of the whole crew. On land, you may to a certain extentj.-scape from this degradation. You may flee from the society of the proud and domineering'— you may in some sort shun the impurity .of the atmosphere which they breathe—even amidst the bustle of a camp, the cliuin ■wnich confines you to jour tent. Lota larger dimension than that which almost eternally subjee s you to the arrogant gaze of the offi cers of your ship. Every petty dignitary of a ship moving in his own little sphere, com pels the reverential observance of those ' who arc below him. It is not enough, that you implicltely obey every order which is issued for the management of the vessel—it is not enough that you hand every rope, and exe cute every command with alacrity and pre- , cision—but you must he equally studious to , pay, in the minutest article, the tribute of servile complaisance o the most distant re I presentative of Majesty. In such cases ; servility is aft essential to subordination as ! obedience itself. wnote weeks elapsed before I could ac quire even a knowledge of these essential ! forms of etiquette. My apprenticeship was of the severest sort. Nothing but hard knocks and corporal punishment could have at last reconciled me to the necessity of stu dying rhesort and quantity of respect which 1 v/as due to my superiors. I had passed ■ from a merchant vessel of mv country, i where every thing had been conducted on a j system of comparative equality. My Cap tain and mate had not thought it beneath ! their dignity occasionally to crack their jokes with the crew. 1 had traversed the same deck with them, without being oppres sively conscious of the weight of then pre sence. I had whistled—T had sung. My young spirits, yet volatile and elastic, had generally displayed themselves in all the en ergiesof a wtld and unconscious hilarity. I batl not yetielt the force of that beautiful maxim ot the Poet; that “ 77te duy which wakes man a slave, lakes half his worth away." How very different was the scene, to which I was now transported! i was shifted from a s!a: • i, where almost eveYy thing wore the airot a Republic, to a scene where all things bore the aspect of an absolute monarchy.— Cur captain was the Sublime I'ortc of this Empire—his officers were so many Pachas and A gas, not less anxious to maintain their own Province of power and respect, than ♦he dignity and force of the whole empire.! Everv petty midshipman bethought himself j a little Ciod. He was an proud of hi* miser j able epaulette—of his small hunch of gold j thread perched upon his left shomder—as it be wore the Hama of I hibet, or the sacred | < aif of the Egyptians. 1 durst never pas, I'tieof these fellows on the deck, without due ii>g off my hat as a token of my reverence. Eet me have been ever so much engaged in the affairs of the ship, the bow was just so indispensilde as the duty. Although i had a mpe in one hand, i was obliged, as l pass t il the person of his excellency, to lift tne n thertomy hat. Such acts of servile complai sance were as customarily performed, its is ** negroe's doffing his hat, when in live com pany ot white men. It he should unfortu nately lad in thisact of adoration, woe be to the heai er ot tiie hat! A blow from the back of a cutlass would soon remind hint ot Ins im piety. A'nvng those rites, which were most rigo rously exacted fit-in the crew, was a. respect u r the pnvacy of the Cabin.—No one dared to approach or eulei this sacred temple, with out calling down tlic’p cngeance rf the ofleif • ’ .. 'jt. ■' i'led deity, who dwelt within_One day. be fore my min'd was familiarised to these forms of etiquette. 1 had occasion to sneak to the captain. I had suffered from some wanton abuse of power on the part 6f an arrogant midshipman, and I was determined at once to bring my complaint before the Sultan of the ship. 1 was about to enter the cabin— when thecentinel, who was on duty, at the door, arrested me. Without atrial, without 'A heat ing, without a single apology being de« tnanded or received, I was ordered to the boatswain’s cat—my jacket and shirt were torn off—and a cool dozen was mercilessly inflicted upon my bare back—on me, a free citizen of the U. States; who had been torn from the decks of my country ; who was con fined, by compulsion, on board of a foreign ship, of whose customs I was ignorant, and whose authotity I was not bound to obey. , I am not prepared to deny but that the strictest subordination is essential on board of a ship of war. .Where the number of the crew is so much greater than that of the officers—where it is impossible, as it fre [quently is on the seas, to call-in any other force to repress the turbu.ent spirit of muti neers—where not only the real force of the ! ship is therefore in the crew, but the chances' of impunity are so Strong, it is Certainly ne cessary to be extremely rigid in exacting the performance of their duties. The line be | tween obedience and respect is too in many ; cases not easy to be drawn. It would be I difficult to make most seamen perform the | strict duties of a military ship, without i inspiring them with a more than ordinary | awe for their superior officers. But what had these considerations to do with me?— jllad I voluntarily enlisted in his Majesty’s service, from the small temptations held out by his bounty, or his wages, or from the superior hopes of acquiring booty or reputa tion,tI should have known how to have borne the hardships of my situation without repi ning. Having*placed the cro.:s upon my own shoulders, I should not have profusely mur mured against the pressure which it impo sed But how different .was my'lot! My ■ hardships had not an atom of merit, from j their having been of my own seeking. I ; wu? impressed—net enlisted: I was a slave j l*rr tfged reluctantly into the scr\ ice. There j was not a single ingredient of will, understan jding, or volition, in the whole composition jot my destiny. It was impossible therefore, but my whole soul must rebel against every petty act or ceremony of authority which J weighed me down. . . . * riadl been impressed into the service of niv country—if such had been its practice—I could have borne it with more tranquility. 1 might then have, indulged the hope, that all this compulsion, all these hardships, were in some form or other calculated lor her benefit — Hut even this poor consolation was denied to me. 1 bad been dragged from a vessel of my own country into the service ol another—of one too, that had dissipated the blood and treasure of my own, in a se ven years’ war. 1 could, how ever, have for given thrue injuries. With the tomahawk, 1 could have buried all my resentments. Hut she would not peimit me. She wascontinu- j ally opcking the cicatrized wounds of my i country—and they were continually bleed- j ing al'iesh. Day after day was marked by some new and insolent encroachment. F.ve ; ry sea was disturbed by her presumption j and tyranny. There seemed to be an eter nal strife betwevn the extent of her power and the abuse of it. She interdicts the fair trade, which we pursue in the colonial pro- | duce of her, not our, enemies. She closes entire coasts against ns, by the mere virtue of paper blockades. Site condemns our ves sels. She impresses our countrymen—She drags them into bondage—of the hardships of which situation, 1 was abie to judge, be cause 1 niysclt had felt the “ iron penetrate into my soul.”—Surely tnere was nothing in all the.-e things to reconcile me to the severi ty of my destiny. isoi a nay passed over my ncad, without some new indignity upon my feelings. My Country was aspersed—its government was Covered with ridicule of execration—its glo rious revolution was insulted withthe name of rebellion. 1 was sneered at as a Rebel' a poor yankec ! an epicure in molasses 8c pork ! a mi serable dealer in cod-fish 8c herring ! lc was in vain that I attempted to rebut these contu melious expressions—it was in vain that I wished to retort upon them, me indignant contempt, which 1 ielt for the iniquities of their own government. It 1 but raised a whis per against his most sacred Majesty, George the 3d, or his wife, or any of his children, or his Jack-asses, or any thing that was his—the boatswain’s sceptre of au thority was raised upon riiy back. It was treason—rebellion—mutiny, for which I de served no other punishment than to he hung up at the yard-arm. What could I do?— Submit. The greatest of all my calamities was to be made a reluctant instrument in tne hands of these men, fur robbing and insulting my own country inc a.—Two of the most horrible j aspects, in which the impressment of Ame ricans presents itself, are, when these very nifii are called upon, to aid in the infliction ot i-.d'itish injustice upon their own citizens, and to take a part in the wars of Great Bri tain against her enemy,-wars, in which we have no interest, and an enemy, who is our friend.—It is indeed possible to conceive a worse si nation—when this very American victim may be made to take a part I in a war against his own country—when the ' arm of the father may lie lined against that of tlte son.—But thete hits been no war, no calamity ot this sort. It may however easi ly occur.—Cases ot the former descriptions frequently fell under my own observation. Yes, sir, I myself have been one of a press gang for the impressment of American Cm zees.—Certainly no description of mine could do justice to tliC'.e feelings which should agitate the bosom of an American Seaman, on such an occasion. I myself have been compelled to aid in the capture of my country’s vessels, tor daring ' to carry on their accustomed and lawful trade, in spite of the prohibitions of artificial blockade*. vessels, that have been engaged in a fair anti neutral commerce, laden with sugar and Coffee of the growth of the enemy ol tjreat Ih itnin, lint belonging to American citizens —have been taken under my eyes and with my co-operation. If I dared to whisper a word in their behalf, I was told ; “ that it was all right ; that the U. States had no fight to carry on a trade in a time of war, which is ch-sed in a time of peace ; and that .his was hut calculated to relieve their enemy *fom the pressure of the ivur upon them.” Did these men, however, forget that this very branch of trade had been expressly admitted by the Hritish government itself in the year IfiOl, from Lord Hftwkesbury to Mr. King f—Did they fotget, that if the war c /tent to us some new branches of trade, it also s/iu/h some old ones; as, for instance, /.O'.:', in atimeof wai4, could we send onr/in duce to the French West-Indies, which we •nay usually send in French vessels, during a peace;—unle.sn they were conveyed in our own vessels—because in a time of war, French vessels are forced to disa ppear from our ports—and whu would we send thither the quantity of pnxluce usually.sent in a time of peace, unless we were at liberty to export to the continent all that part of the sugar, coffee, &c. which is over and above our own consumption ? lio they likewise forget that there is no power in the world whicli no freely employs the privileges of the neutral bottom to relieve themselves from the pressure of the war, us then do—that there is scarce any other way for pushing their manufactures into the continent, than under the protection of our own or some other neutral flag—and that during the American war, a single house of Brussels neutralized more than 700 l'utch vessels? nut I will no longer fatigue you, sir, with j my sentiments and sufferings.—I will for bear Irotn a description of an engagement, which we had, with a French armed vessel_ or the dangers and hardships which 1 expe rienced.—1 will not plunge vou into the scenes of the capture of the fleet of Copen hagen. The complicated attrocities of that transaction, are known to the world. Thev are enough to damn the present ministry of G. Britain, even if there were no other act to stain their annals. The only reflection which ! may venture to suggest, is’this ; why should American Seamen he forced to participate in the guilt of such transactions? But I have done, Sir—I was determined to escape, it possible, . from such cruelty and hardships. After several painful and una vailing attempts, T was at length lucky enough to escape in the night by swimming from the ship, as slie lay off the island of Cuba. An American vessel has since brought me hack to my dear country. Reader ! faniiliar-.xc your imagination to the scenes, which I have here attemptet’to I pourtrav : Rcmember! there are now more thanSOOOofyour count rymenin'this situation ! BEN BUNTING. (fj* Jt .trow sc/ircc necessary to add—nhat in- \ deed is apparent on the very face of them—that , these letters are the worts of imagination—irtlrn- I ded. by their author, merely to draw the mind to j this subject. ; col/p DtF.IL. 'i'lie French had reached Passau c.n the Danube.—The 4 h Bulletin is dated at Bran nan.—Francis, the emperor of Austria, was at Lintz, between Passau and Vienna, calling the 2d requisition of his militia toarms. 11 is principal magazines are at Lintz. On the 23d April, Masse;ia was marching on the S. ot the Danube, and Davoust to the N. both towards this important post. Tliis is the first war with Austria, in which T* apoleon tests the efficacy ot the con federate system ot the Rhine His army comprises large corps of troops from Bavaria, Wirtem burg, £rc. They are said to display the utmost alacrity and zeal. Large re-inforcemcnts were continually passing through Strasburg for the Grand Ar my.— 1 he army of Reser ve was to ho form ed at Strasburg, under the Duke of Valmy (Keller man ) —at this point, all the con scripts in the S. and 13. of France will ren dezvous. .The troops of Austria were originally di vided into three great armies—one under Prince Ferdinand on the frontiers of War saw.—the centre, under Archduke Charles, in Bavaria—the 3d, under the Archduke John, in Italy. A detachment under Cas telar was in the Tyrol.-Charles has been driven to the borders of Bohemia.—The Vice-Koyof Italy, after an engagement, had stationed his troops on the hanks of the Pi hvc.—The cavalry of the main army, under the command of Bessieres, was in pursuit of allying detachment of the enemy, that had escaped from the battle of Abensburg—tow ards the Tyrol. Lefebvre was attempt ing to cut ofT the communication r.f the Archduke John with Vienna.-Without extreme good-fortune, the Archduke can not avoid being hemmed in between the troops of Heanharnois, Lefebvre and the Ty rolese detachment. The Hungarian Insurrection was atPres btng, oil the frontiers of their country'. It is thus, that Bonaparte has eternally been permitted to beat his enemy, one after theo ther, by detachment. I in- Empress of France has pitched her flrad Quarters at Stralburg on the Rhine. The queens of Holland and Westphalia have joined her court. Russia — is extending the Olive branch to Sweden—and preparing to wield the ex terminating sword against Turkey.-Her Emperor has sent to congratulate the Duke ot Sudermania on his late elevation—who, in his turn, has dispatched a minister, M. Schwerin, to Petersburgli, for the wise pur pose of accelera\ing n peace with Russia. The Russian armies are withdrawing from the borders of Sweden. The Emperor has made requisitions of the Porte, which it was presumed he would not comply with. He claims the provinces of Moldavia and Wallachia, on the left bank of the Danube. Under this concession, Turkey would not hold a loot of ground to the North ol that River.—These pretensions were for mally urged at the congress of Yassy, where the deputies of Russia and '.he Porte attended. The former declared, that it would be use less to prolong ncgociation, if the Porte was not prepared to accede to this proposition._ Requisitions were also made that the British minister should immediately quit Constanti nople, and u seizure of all the British mer chandize throughout the Ottoman Empire take place. These demands were sent to Constantinople about the 12th of April—hut no reply had been returned. The Russian regiments began to be in motion. i ne court ol nt. 1 eternburg has for ever bad an eye to the acquisition of Turkey. This lias been held as her true policy. Eton, in his survey of the Turkish Empire, states, that Catharine had shaped the education of her se cond grandson, Prince Constantine, to these designs. •* Greek women were given him for nurses, and he sueaed in with his milk theGreek language, in which he afterwards was perfected by learned Greek teachers; in short, his whole education was such as to fit him for the throne of Constantinople.” The acquisition of the /ions and coast* of the Turkish territory are beyond culculati on, important to Russia. Small istlieexient of her sen coast in /iro/iortton to that of her soil. The points in which she touches the water, aie, principally, the White Sea, a lew ports of the Baltic, a small portion ot the Rlack Sea.—Archangel, on the former, is closed, by the ice, from October to May._ The ports of Petersburg and Riga, on the second,carry on a large trade,hut are closed from 4 to 6 months in the year. Odessa and others, on the Black Sea, are mainly depen dent on the caprice and power of the Porte, for tlie navigation ol" the seas and strait.;, which connect them with the Mediterrane an.—In these points of view, is it wondertu! that Russia should aspire to the possession ot I urkey ?—<>r that she would preserve her alliance with France, since she lias so many interests tor this alliance f Will 'he Turkish Crescent long glitter ou the walls ol Constan tinople i • (£7* Important.—We stop the press to an nounce that London dates to the 22d May have reached Nori-.lk via Hai-t»a«l<»e.>.— I’ne following from the last date presents views of uie state oi the mam armies—Besides these, it is said, that after a sharp action oil the 19th April, Warsaw h«‘t surrendered to Ferdinand, whose hcad-quar ters on the 21st were at Rukan—that in na(> ihe Austrians had atfirsit successively Uke.il Vi<;eii "a ami Padua, ami advanced o’er tiie Adige ; Uie turn «ff alike s in Gennai y Luu however Im-* ced the A‘chdnke John to send dO.UUO troops thither his career was stopped and h> tne last accounts (2nd..May)Uie Austiiuns wereou tne otlier side of Vicenza.—Tj rol is said to he in “ a state ot general Insurrection oONncH, May 22.—On the 9tli instant, the \aii ot the French army, under tlm Duke dt Alonlebello, (otarshal Lasucs,) was at Sigartskirchen, witnin twelve miles of Vi ennu, and Bonaparte had/ his head quar ters at St. Poliens, about twenty six miles from that Cap'cai. This important intelli gence is communicated in the sixth bulletin ot the French army. It appears, from these important documents, that on the 4th, the Duke ot Alonlebello crossed the river Kims, at Stcyer, and arrived at Austetteen on the Sih; on Molok on tiie 6th ; at St. Pollen on the 7th ; at Perschling on the titli ; from which place lie proceeded on the next day to Sigartskirchen. Bonaparte and his staff, were close mu the rear ot Marshal Lasnes. ! and tliat the duke of Auerstadt, (marshal ; Davoust) oneday’s marchbehindthat of Alas- j sena. Except a slight affair at Anstetten, ! the advancing army do not appear to have experienced the slightest resistance. On : their approach, the Austiians, under the • archduke Lewis, and General llaller, retrea- ' ted belore tliem, until (hey came to St. Pol- 1 ten, where they separated on the 7th. Two] thirds posted on the northern side of the Da- i niibe, at Frenis, and the other tliird proceed ed to \ tenna. With respect to the other French.corps, we find that Berhadotte’s corps is detained in Bohemia by the archduke Chs. and had entered Egra, and that of the duke ot iJaut/ic (marshal Lctcbvre) was march \ ic.g against the Tyrol. The anxiety produc ed by the insurrection in the North of Germany, headed by Cm. Schill, proves that it is of magnitude, and threatens serious ! consequences. A corps of observation is to be formed on the Elbe, under the duke of Valiny, to restrain it. It is to consist ot 60, 000 men. Schill’s lorce, according to the German papers, amounts to 40.000 men. That Bonaparte would fulfil his menace ] of entering Vienna a second time, lias al ways appeared to us highly probable ; but it will in no degree decide the result of the ! campaign, it the government and people of I Austria are united, firm, and determined. To THE £I) I r O it OF THE E X iker. • Sin, I The object of the present letter ^tlie puhli ! cation of which, I take the liberty wf requesting,) | is to call your attention, and that of your readers, (many of whom are interested in die subject) to the numerous abuses and impositions which j exist, and are daily practised in the great staple of our state, Tobacco.— These mil-practices commence when the article is brought to the Warehouse for Inspection, and do not cease un til it is delivered out for Exportation or Manu facturing— ’To trace the evu to its root, it must be observed that, the planter wlio brings bis ur tide to mai ket (frequently a poor man, who-e^ crop is limited to a single hhd.) is generally un der the necessity of bribing the negroes who are i hired to strip and re-cooper Tobacco, at a rate ; which often amounts to one per cent, on the va lue ol the article.—The penniless condition to which many a planter is reduced by accidents ft.• consequent detention on the road, compels him when arrived at the Warehouse to submit to this imposition, particularly when lie perceives that i otherwise lie must wait until those are served who adopt this inode of expediting business, I and reflects that the amount of expense incur- I red by the delay will be as great or greater than if properly, or rather improperly applied, would procure him immediate dispatch. By the manceu- 1 - -s that are practiced when the Inspector’s backs are turned, the rotation which the law di-1 rects is set at naught. The XVI Section of the act of 1792, makes it the duty of the Inspectors to enter the names of the owners of Tobacco, in the order it is brought to the Warehouse, and to j inspect it in similar succession. It is believed that at most of the Warehouses, no such rule is [ observed —The custom of breaking at certain parts of the hhd. is a lesson to many, bow to pack their I obucco, and it bus been generally observ ed, that the worst qualities are to be found in the centre and near the heads—Greater exactness should also he observed ill weighing, both as re spects Gross and Tare. All t liese neglects are trivial, compared with the injury the article frequently sustains from carelessness or mismanagement after it is turned from the scales. Very lew of the Warehouses are furnished with skids, and the dirt Hours be ing naturally damp, and in some instances lower than the yards, the part of the hhd that lies on the ground any considerable time, imbibes a de gree of moisture, becomes mouldy and is partial ly injured. Damage to a much more serious, and truly alarming amount, is caused by Tobac co being left in the yards during a ruin, or placed m situations to receive the water from above or below, and unless the shipper chances to open his CH-,ks,tli3 damage is not discovered until he has incurred all the additional expenceof freight, insurance, frtc. and moreover lost the mean* of redress against the Inspectors which the XXXVltli Section of the abovenientionrd act, ponuedly gives him. The careless and imme thodical mode »i stowing Tobacco, causes not only tliis evil, but also the difficulty which gene rally exists ol finding it when demanded—The want of another Warehouse for (he reception of upper inspected Tobacco is generally tell—Per son* being compelled to resort to private Ware houses lor storage. The present Inspections should be entirely devoted to the care of their own Tobacco, and they would not be found more than sufficient to answer the propose effectually — I hey all require gutters, drams and skids, and also prizes in different parts of the building : which last would be found a great Convenience, and enable the ln*p< clors to keep their r anks in good order. '1 lie injuries to which Tobacco is now subjected calls loudly for a remedy._It is believed that under present circumstances the shipper would find it Ins interest to incur a don ole storage, by removing bis Tobacco liom the inapt r.tioii room to a private Waielumsc, and unless a remedy is found, tlion- who purchase prime Tobacco s' an advanced price will be com* pclled to adopt tins plan. Kvtiy additional ex pencetlia mi article is subjected to, must ulti mately fall on flie maker—"therefore it behoves the Planter, no less than the Merchant, to attend to the subject. It will not denied that the risk of Warehouse damage operates considers '•lyonthe price, and that the notes of some Warehouses an preferred to those of others, on ly In-cause the Inspector* are more careful. The recent diatom o* reviewing Tobacco, ho» introduced a p* which gives rise to 4 gres* imposition—If 1 he artirV when reviewed is found to be of very ntean quality, or even rotten, it is iu the power uftheowuurfUio* no man of coriecr. conduct would use it) to sell his uiinicrchaittsblo article by the far e of the note, to the great loss • il'the unsuspecting purchaser. Some of the In spectors have.very correctly adopted a rule of userting “ reviewed" in the note—it is desirable that this rule should become general, and that the Inspectors should refuse to open any hhd * until the Note or Manifest for it is produced. It might deserve inquiry, whether a greater sum than the I.sw allows, is not demanded aiul received hy the Inspectors, from the Shipper or Manufacturer. Much is it to be regretted that the attention this subject requires does not end here_The il legal anil'dishonest trailic carried on in Refused Tobacco has alrCadj been noticed in vour paper iu terms of just detestation, but public scorn has no terrors for those who pursue such traffic and so long as the infringement of a statute on this, or any other subject, shall contribute to make their purses more weighty, Law and Hon esty will not preponderate. In short the indul gence granted by the late Act, to planters whose Tobacco is refused, operates to destroy the very intention of Inspection, and to build the fortunes of Lawless Speculators on the injury of the Care ful Planter and die Honest Merchant. 1 am. Sir, Vour most obt. servt. _ r B. L. K. 1 0'-/ Mr. Wood, of Manchester, has issued Proposals, lor publishing, bv * Ascription, anew Theory <1 the Diurnal Rotation of the Earth, on the principles of the Cycloid and the Fpi-Cycloid. Mr. \'/. nas taken the opinions of some of thf Suvans on his subject—and we are happy to see that their replies are of a most flattering com plexion Mr. Madison the President of Win h Mary .en courages him to persevere in his design —Mr. Blackburn, tbe celebrated mathematician of the same College, ‘is pleased with the application of this principle of the Cvcloid to Physics" and professes his belief, “that it has not vet been viewed, iu that light, by any writer.”— Mr. Kemp the professor of Mathematics in the college of N. Y. has “ no doubt, that Urn application of tlie prop. •• • : of tin* Cvcloid to explain the phe notnen . of * u ides, winds, &e. will lead to a more rational t/ieb)y, than any we yet have." GEORGE \V a TT has just recei ved, and offers .f.91? Sicily Madeira, and Snerry H'JA h. by the 11 id. and £V cash. Green Coffee, Orlcan. Sugar by the Hhd ; German Plat,Has Srmplex by the piece or cast, half pint Glass Tum blers in cases cj 100 each, and New l'orh Soap and Ctm\Ucs. r ON HAND. Madeira Wine, Orleans and Mus covnuo Sugars, Green Coffee, Molasses, PR me Pork, Liverpool and Stone Ware, Souchong» Hy son. Shin, and Gunpowder Tea, Spanish Scrars. , **««• Almonds, Nut megs, Window Glass, Mens tr Women's Shoes, and Family Flour in •whole and half barrels ; which he will dispose of by wholesale on reasonable terms ' futy 22 tj . XTEW BOOKS.— fust published, and for sule x * a* J°hnR Jones’s NEW BOOK STO f F N. \V corner of the main street, *m! lhat lead mg to the head of the basin nearly opposite to tbe Eagle I avern, the following new ami interes ting works . 'JOHN de LANCASTER, a novel by Rich aru Cumberland, Estj 2 vols K 2. LOVERS OF LA VENDEE, or Revolution ary lyrnnv, 2 vols price g 2 RELEPUES OP ROBERT BURNS, con sisting . flv of original letters, poems,, and cri ticr.l ol-erv .uons on Scottish songs. R 1 ^5 WOMAN, OR IDA OF ATHENS, by Miss °w rnsnn. 2 vols. price g2 neatly bound. AN ESSAY, on the history of Civil society hv ..v’l‘T°" J' L.D.8 vo. rth edition S 2 THE HUNGARIAN BROTHERS, bv Miss I oru , author of Thaddeus of Wi.saw, 3 vols. neatly bound % 2. Till COMPLETE FARRIER, or gentle men s pockei Companion, with three elegant plates, price g 1 25. ESSAI ON SEPULCHRES, or a proposal for erecting some memorial of the illustrious dead in all ages, by Wm. Godwin, 50 cents. AMERICAN REGISTER, or General Re pository of history, politics, from Juiv to Dec. 1808, vol 4. $ 3 25. ^ U poem by Joel Barlow 2 vols. POEMS, by the Rev’d George Crahhe, S 1. NEW SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY, tor a school, by J, Oneill-maps, § 1 50. John R. Jones has also received a large editi on to his assortment of school books and sta tionary per captains Lew’? and Penison from Philadelphia, which lie offers to his friends and the public on the most reasonable terms. Or ders from the country executed wilb prompti tude ami fidelity BOOK BIND! A C, in all its various branches carried on as above, where merchants accounts, book? of every description, Sherriff’s books, ami all kinds of Blanks may be had at the most rea sonable rales. •Hy 2L w3t Gabriel l. haller-sih-a* 1 you are not h resident of tins Common wealth Take notice that on tire 14th day rtf August r>r\t, between the hours of 10 o’clock and sun "t— (by virtue of a commission for that purpose, awarded.) I shall proceed to take the depositions of George Williamson, Robert S. Garnett and Mucon Gie» n, at the Eagle Tavern in the city of Richm nd, to he read as evidence in an injunction now depending in the Chancery' District court i f Williamsburg in which myself and Nathaniel Sheppard are complainants! ami lioiudcr Hudgins, Gabriel L. H .Her and Mary Hundley his Wife, ami Rascow Parsons, are de fendant1;, and it the said depositions are not all taken the tirst day, l shall continue from day to day until they are. Yours* JOHN HOWE. July 21. 2t WANTED-A lll.nCKSMITH.-Onc that* » * is a compleat master of the trade, will meet encouragement by application to , , 4 SEW'ALL OSGOOD, BS. 21' lawtf i''I''HE subscriber residing in WiHu.msbuig X will practice law in the Chancery District Court held in that place ; Ik- continue! t , do bu sinessbn the county courts of Charles City, New K-ent, James City and York. VVm. BROWN, Jun J"tv SI._ Jm<[ I N DlittT,—At a quarterly scss >n» court, held 1 for Goochland county at the court house oa Monday the 2Uth day of March, 1809. John James, administrator of William Jamen, di’d Pl't. against James Vucc, lift. This day raine the plaintilT by his attorney and the defendant nut being u i • led on Un: pltin^ r* capiases award* d in this cause k not aptj/'i;•„ l to answer the pltfl’s action although sohoio 1. - , j e*l: Therefore on the inoti- n of tlntpiainv ph, tl H attorney it bordered that the aaid defer,i. m do appear here on tin- thud Moixi <y in August i c ,» and answer the plaintiff's action al> ri. ,»u or p, ,'t judgment will then he rendered against t.-m’i j default Of his appearance according to his d-y With interest and costs, and »; n furtl.ei or dereu that this order he puhhsl \ at three sue. cessive Court days at the dour of tlte c*nirt house of this county, and throe titties in the Vinrnfk Gazette. . * A Copy. Tate., July 21.