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talents and such temper as Mr. Pinkney,
should have left the country. There never
was a minister xyhese patience and forbear,
ance had been more put to trial than'Mr.
Pinkney’s, and he thought that it would be
liardly possible to'find a negociator equal
to him, and not only for supporting the inter
ests ol bis own country, but for discussing
with fairness the points which were disput
ed between the two countries.” »
The Lord Chancellor..in reply to Mr.
Whitbread observed— ‘ With regard to our
commerce with America, Mr. P. believed
that n«» ’nan in this co intrv ever seriously
believed the Milan and Berlin Decrees ab.
Eolutely repealed. It was true, they had
been repealed prospectively and condition
ally, that is to say, ei'.hcr when Great Bri
tain should give op her Orders in Council
and slso her block. \dc. which was stated to
be a novelty. If we wool i consent to give j
op these and all the maritime rights on
wntcoour present power was tounueu, then
they wure to be repealed ; or if we refused i
to give up our maritime rights, and America
would take up arms against us, * then they'
were to stand repealed as to America, but !
not as to us. Could any man suppose, that !
this country would bear such an idea. as that j
u would endure any set of ministers • who !
could countenance such degrading proceed
iug upon such bare and doubtful evidence ? !
The manner in which the intelligence had 1
teen brought to us, was r.ot to be depended j
on; it came in such a questionable shape, a3
would by no n»";ins warrant us in reyealing
cur Orders in Council. ■ . j
Mr. A. Baring spoke at some length a
gainst the orders in council. lie thought
ministers might very safely .and properly
have rescinded on the declaration by France
to America, that the Milan and Berlin de
crees had been repealed. It was evident
frotq the conduct of. the French govern
ment, that Bonaparte was fearful wc should
think they were repealed,-and dreaded our
acting accordingly. He (Mr. J3 ) was of o
pinion, that if ministers had rescinded the
■Orders of Council at that time, Bonaparte
Would have been greatly mortified.
House ok Lords, June 5.
The Earl ot Liverpool gave notice of his
intention to move, on Friday the thanks of
the House to Lieutenant General Sir W
Beresford, and the allied army under his
command at the battle of Albuera.
House ok Commons, June 5.
Fetitions of the Manufacturers*
Colonel Stanley, after entering into a mi
nute inscription of the extreme distress
now suffered by the persons who had sign
ed the petitions on the table of the House,
moved, that they he referred to a select
committee of the House, to consist of 21
members, five of whom to constitute a quo.
Mr. A. Baring considered the situation
of the country, with relation to America, the
cause of all the distress, and though it would
not be inexpedient to appoint a committee
U? inquire into the general state of trade,
and the system upon which it had been
carried on.
Sit John Newport and Mr. VVilberforce
supported the motion.
•The question being put, was carried with
out a division; and Col Stanley moved
tarn the committee do consist ot the follow
ing persons :—
Colonel Stanley, Mr. Blackburn. Lord A.
Hamilton, Sir R. Peel, Mr. Wilbraham.
Bootle, Mr. Davenport, ,vlr. Rose. Mr
W stern, Mr. Bradshaw, Mr. VVilberforce.
Mr. Whitbread Mr Pattison, Mr. Patten!
?;ir J Shaw, Sir J Anstruther, Sir J. Gra
ham Sir John Newport, Mr. Pansonby, Mr.
Long. Mr. D. Giddy and Mr. Adam.
Lord A Hamilton moved, that the peti
tion ot the Paisley Manufacturers be refer*
bed to the same committee—Ordered.
New.York, July 2ft
Yesterday arrived here the Pilot boat
bchooner Matchless, in 32 days from Bor
tieaux, having sailed from that potion the
3?th June.
By this arrival the Editors of the Mer.
cantile Advertiser learn verbally, that all
the Amcric in v-susls in rhe ports of France
have been liberated, which arrived there
since the 2d of Novemtn. i, up n condition
ihat they take away the proceeds of ihtfr
tiutward cargoes in silks, wine, brandy,
We further learn, that Gen. Massena
passed through Bordeaux on the ti.li of
Tune, on his way to Pari# from his army in
No intelligence had reached Bordeaux
ru a war having broke ont between Trance
ft Russia,nor of any new battle's in Spain or
J’ottugal. v
We have received a file of French pa.
pers to the l^lhol .Tune but they are very
barren of news.
Marshal Massena had arrived at Paris,
either to account lor his military conduct or
to assist at the ceremonial of the baptism
of t ie king ot Ihme, which took place on
the &;h.-—I ho Momteur contains a letter
from this General announcing a brilliant
.soitie from the Garrison of Almeida; but
nil 'he particular-! ot this transaction known
i.i France me collected hom London pa
pers to the 25th May, anti these are not
published in any ot ttie papers we have re
ceived ; which are principally occupied with
the names of the Archbishops, bishops, &
dignitaries of the empire, who have reach
ed Paria to join in the baptismal celebrati
on of young Napoleon.
The Matchless is the bearer of dispatches
to the Secretary of State.
. We onderstand, that scveiallctters tvere
received in town yesterday by the Matchless
stating that the trench Ooverunient have
it in immediate contemplation to reduce the
prt -ent duties sfci? half, (tobacco excepted)
t>n uli the produce of America going direct
to 1'ranee.
Extract<f a letter fVon, Jl^iaux^ dated
12th June, 7.311.
** V/e have hail a longseige here tinder
tery disagreeable circumstances not knov
ir g when we should hear of the confiscation I
of all American property. However, all
minds are in>w somewhat at ease, as vttl
have all bttw released upon conditio- that
Vf>- take two thirds of our procctdi n talks.)
'J'his has mined all our calculations, ..nd to i
pul a finishing Mow to our voyage*—«•-we
cannot give cotton ataxy 1 Merchants are j
afraid t. purchase, owing to tnormous ciu- j
nes. 1 hope i \ (»oct you will not venture to!
ttt.* CO„;,.rrf, l.rruix: v.t.jj'c po' ut*u ini
he facettmt is engaged in commefde to
France. Trade is completely annihilated
Lisbon, June 5
Extract of an Official Diafiatchjrom Ma r
shM Gen. Lord Wellington, of 50th May.
1811 .from hia head-guar tera at Grumi
cha, to hia Excellency D. Miguel Pereira
forj as,
* The city ot P.adajoz was closely invested
on the 25th inst. from the right bank of the
Guadiana, • > and the battering cannon
was advancing to the different points, with
every possible preparation to attack them
and make'-th^j attack geueraL—Trenches
were opene4*y?j»-~’ •» '
w The enen*y ifrtTdlen back upon Llerena,
with the main- w*dy of his tarmv, protecting
his advanced posts by a large body of horse,
placed at Usagre. IT.enclpse you a dispatch
I have received from the* Hon. Maj Gen
Win. Lumley, .giving an accounts of a very
severe action, which took place orsihe 25th
inst. near that place, between a division of
eavalrv of the allied army, and thaj^of^the!
enemy posted at Ustgre, which terminated !
very favorably to us—I cannot learn that the
enemy made any movements in Castile, since
1 last had the honor of addressing your Ex
cellency, but it is reported that the army i
of Portugal is about making a movement
tawards Evilaor the river Teso, and from !
the preparations they are making, there re-1
mains no doubt but they intend some move
My last advices from Cadiz are to the
25th inst. Vnur excellency will no doubt have
received from that ciry direct, the official
advices of the capture of Figucras.
The honorable Sir Wm, Lumsley, to
Marshal Beresford. dated at the Camp at
the Usagre. 26th May, 1811, at 2 A. M
I have the honor to inform you that I
! have succeeded in dislodging from Usagre,
| the rear guard of the enctny, 8e that I got
possession of this post in the night of the
24th instant, by placing a body of Spanish
tro >ps, in front of the town, and the Chas„
seurs, in the advance on both sides, and the
Portuguese and British cavalry, with 4, 6
pounders in the rear of the town—for on
one side thereof is a small rivulet, which
answers the purpose of a deep ditch, and
forms a long narrow defile.
At 6 in the morning, I was informed that
the cavalry of the enemy was advancing in
force and fhat there was every reason to
suppose, that they were supported by artil
lery and a body of infantry ;butas'such re
ports might have been exaggerated, I did
not chuse to abandon this place to an infe
rior force & therefore I ordered the 13th
light dragoons, with the brigade of Portu.
gue*e cavalry, commanded by Col. Otway,
to cross the rivulet on the left of the village,
by different passages, which they had pre
viously reconnoitered ; and I also detached
the brigade of Portuguese cavalry, comman
ded by Brig Gen. Madden, to cross in the
same way. mi the right, with ord rs to re
treat by the same passes, if it should be ne
cessary. The heavy British Horse Article
i ry remained to protect the rear of the town,
I As the enemy approached we could plainly
see that they advanced with all their cavalry
i and 5 or 6 pieces ofheavy artillery (8 poun
i ders) bat finding themselves discovered
they ordered the discharge of the first piece
;of cannon, npon which I gav. orders to fall
back, bv a slow movement which was done
in excellent order and without any
The Spanish troops filed off by the main
i stret-‘t of the town, which was destined for
them to occupy. A heavy cannonade was
I thru commenced from the opposite heights
and from the superiority of numbers and
calibre of their guns gave a decided advan
tage to the enemy, but by the superior
knowledge and the well directed fire of capt
Le Fevr and his little corps with only 4*
pieces of artillery (six pounds) an evident
and decisive advantage was soon obtained.
The enemy from this moment undertook to
make a most imprudent attack or rather to
commit a gross error for which he was most
seriously punished, for notwithstanding two
pieces of artillery, which we had placed a
few paces distant from the main street, three
of their choice regiments. No. 4, 20, 25,
threw themselves into the town and rapidly
formed themselves on the Hank of the 3d
dt.igoons guards, which corps being conceal**
ed in a small space took advantage of their
position, by a rapid movement formed the ro
se ives in Iron* of the 4th Dragoons, by this
means presenting two fronts. A charge of
the od Dragoon guards was determined upon
and made at this moment, on the right and
a simultaneous one made by the 4th Dra
goon?, at the same instant, most judiciously
directed by brigadier geneiai Long, on the
, *•* whie'h f:irtunate movements soon deci
ded the point. The enemy’s cavalry, who
b'-tore were wavering, the moment ours
pressed upon them, which was almost at
the same instant, were thrown into confusion
and dispersed.
tne engagement took plat* on the banks !
of tne Inn, at a bridge immediately leading
into the town, which I had forbid our ca- |
yalrjr from passing • this prevented us pursu
ing them, & ascertaining the loss of the en
emy ; many oi the wounded made their re
treat good to the town, others made their
escape with their horses over the river,
ana many into the gardens—we however
made 78 prisoners and found 29 dead on
the held of battle, besides many that were
t.irow v over the bridge m\ny more found in
the main stieet besides thava peasant has
informed us that they had Sent from 30 to
C j wounded in the tear, sonic on horses
and some ia wagons. I cannot omit on
this occasion stating to your excellency that
a party ot Spanish cavaliy of those com
lit nded by Condtr rie Ptme VillarXmr, most
conspicuously distinguished themselves by
a gallant charge mad# on the left, of the
■ a d™fP°n Guards, and it is also made
known to me that a brigade of the corps un
der brig Gen, Madden, conducted them" i
pelves in the sajne manner on the rivht
1 he great dust caused by these charges |
prevented me from observing what h<*i>- i
pened on the flank. * 1 |
I am positively assured by the information 1
ot prisoner ! that the enemy have thirteen
rei;iinr-nts ot cavalry in Camp, conjis’inp
?! rom 290 to 300 men each, which gives
limi sojgreat a superiority over the force
under toy command, composed of three dif
ferent nations iomt of which are tofullv
miRcquimtcd with the tactics of the mlidrs,
■/’J, l K,n fu>ly Justified in saying, that if
lWB^LSfenfor|he rJ‘J,th t,,e «’^ev
U*'T dtf,e ,n ««bif
*’W-J * '■ V*/S Mgn »$;«$ to dcft'uj i
»ge, which was defensible only by iufautryi
rrotn the attack Trom the other side.
I have particular satisfaction in stating
that the action has not caused the loss of
much blood on our part, for in fact we were
only for a few minutes exposed to the reach
of their artillery.
[Herefollow Comfiliment* to hi* officer*]
The advantage obtained upon this occa
sion only can diminish the superior prowess
of the enemy, but I hope that after this de
feat, he will be more cautious in his future
I have the honour to be, 8cc.
W. LUMLEY, M. Gen.
The Generals, Massena, Lnison, March
and, Solignac, and other Geuerals of the
Artilery, set off from hence for France on
the xbth iust—Solamanclia paper.
The brig JTornet, Cofit. Adams, from Go. !
naives in 8t. Domingo, and schooner IVUii- i
am Yea ton, Cafit. Hefiburn, ffom New-:
York, arrival m the Eastern brauch on
VVe have tp'cn favored with several St. ;
Domingo papers and copies of decrees of
the Haytian chief, brought by the former
vessel. [ |
The contents of the decree of April 8, es
tablishing a »obility, have already been oub
lished. • , l v
An edict d the King of the 20th April
creates a Rcpal and Military . Order un
der the denomination of Saint Henry !
(the name of the Emperor.)—It is prefaced
thus: •*. '• •<. -»w
“The oficers of our land & sea forces have
signalise* themselves by such extraordinary
acts of ralor and courage in the victories
with wiich it has pleased Divine Provi.
deuce ’o bless our arms and the justice of
the saired cause lor which we have fought;
that tae ordinary recompenses not sufficing
Pt exhibit the affection and gratitude which
we feel for their services, We have thought
it our duty toseek new means for re ward
ing their zeal and fidelity ; in this view we
hare proposed to ourselves to establish an
order purely military, which, besides the
exterior marks of honor which will attach
to it, will assure pensions to those who re
ceive admission into it, from the funds with
which we shall endow it. Therefore, we
have created, fife.’*
The decree goes on to create a military
order, of which the King is chief, to consist
ot the Prince ltoyal, sixteen of the Grand
Cross, thirty-two Commanders, and asma
ny Chevaliers as the King shall think pro»
per to appoint, Sfc. A profession of the
Catholic Religion to be essential to admis
sion. Its endowment is 300,000 livres, di
vided among the members according to rank
An Edict of the 7th April erects an
Archbishopric in the Capital of Hayti,
and Bishoprics in various cities of the king: ’
An edict of the 6th May regulates the es
tablishment of the Military House of the
king; consisting of 250 Body Guards divided
into two companies with suitable officers;
three companies of light-horse, viz. the
King’s,the Queen’s and ihfc Prince Royal’s,
each to consist of 100 men; the lluytian
Guards, 1200 men in five brigades ot 240
men each. The king to be captain of the
Body Guarus and Light Horse ; these troops
all to be independent of other controul as
well as of the general military establish
An edfet *f May 12 regulates the Domes
tic Establishment ot the king, t reating a
Grand Almoner, Arch Butter, Grand Pur
veyor, Grand Chancellor, Grand Marshal
of the Palace, nine Governors of the Pal
ace, seven Governors of Castles, a Grand
Chamberlain, tourteen Chamberlains, four
Secretaries of the king, a Librarian, a
Grand Equerry, 7 Equerries, a host of’in
ferior officers, &c
A similar parade of officers, &c. is de
creed for the Queen.
These various Edicts truly exhibit us all
the torm and senseless tinsel of an unquali
fied Despotism, the result ota long & san
guinary civil war, in the coursu of which a
great propoition of the population, being of
necessity soldiers, have contracted a passion
for military energy, rank, splendor a-d conr
sequent popular debasement.
There is a Royal Gazette established at
Cape Ilenry, the motto of which is a quo
tation from Voltaire, not inaptly applied
to Christophe*s having created himself a 1
“ Le premier gui fut Roi,fut un soldat
*« Qui Hcrt bicn son pays n'a pas besoin
Which may be anglicised thus :
'* The first king was a soldier of fortune.
—Who serves his country well has no need
of ancestors.”—Nat. Int.
Singular Accident.—On Monday last a
child between one and two years old, got up
into the third story of a house in New York, i
and crawled out of the window. It so hap
pened that it fell diiectly upon the back of
a woman who was stooping over a tub of
clothes below, and received no material in
jury. And the woman was less hurt than
frightened by the fortunate tv:ough rather lu
dicrous manner in which she probably sav
ed the child’s life.
We concluded In our last the publication
of a Review of Mr. Robert S(n*h'’s unpre
cedented production In so doing we have
completed a task of the most painful nature.
But duty required it at out hands, and we
have the authority of Mr Smith himself for
saying that "in all exertions of duty some
thing is to be hazarded.” It has been al
Icriged against us, by the republican and
federal friends of Mr Smith, that we have
used language too hath for the occasion.—
True, the Reviewers have not wrapped up
their meaning -n cobwebs, nr with a veil of
gossamer covered their sentiments. But the
occasion was such as to call for the severest
reprobation within *fce compass of the Eng.
lish language ; and better that we should
iu the expression of an honest indignation,
spe ik too warmly, than, affecting philiso.
phical calmness, clothe our thoughts in a
garb of indifference which we did not feel.
In tiie notice which lias been taken of Mr.
Smith's work, some things mr.y have esca_
peti the re viewers, tf it be necessary, they
shall be noticed hereafter. We by no meant.
Consider ourselves urecluded, by what has
already been said, from replying to any ani
madversions which Mr. Smith or his friends
rnay think proper hereafter to mnk»- ; nor
;<*»scientiouftiy sallslicd as we. are, that the I
ix^mcury’spublitation is perfectly iu
;defensible in any aspect, shaft- we hesitate
to lend our aid if necessary in further expo"
sing its pernicious principle and evil ten
In the notice taken of the statement ol
Mr. Smith respecting Mr. F.rvlng’s business
in our last, a most material document was
omitted, vyhicli we now publish, following >t
with a few remarks. We call the atten
tion of our readers to this paper; the more
particularly as Mr. Smith has apparently
relied very m uch on the effect of his uucan
did statement of this case on the public ;
mind. The papers following are from
printed congressional documents, which, as
already hinted in the review, it required no
great sagacity to discover, ns they are in
the hands at least of every member of con
gress. & might have been obtained by any o„
ther person who chose to seek them.
IN SENATE. February 7.
On motion by Mr. Franklin,
Resolved, That the President of the Uni
ted States he requested to cause to he laid
before the Senate such information as he
! may fiossess relative to the accounts of G.
; IV. F.rv>ng for hie services and cchifiengti
j lion, for attending the board of commissio.
' ners, established under the seventh article
oj the British treaty.
TO the senate of the it hi ted states.
I I transmit 'o the Senate, a refiort of the.
secretary of the treasury, comfilying with
• their resolution of the 7:h ihst
February 11, 1811.
[Here followed the letters from the se
| cretary of the treasury and from Mr. Er
i vjng published in cur last. Attached to
I these was the following statement
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The above in a true copy of the original
onfie in this office.
For the Register,
( Signed)
Auditor's Office, Sept 30, 1808.
Com/droller’s Office, Sefit. 30. 1808.
The above balance, heretofore suspended
is to be admitted to Air Erving’s credit.
Department of State, Dec 1, 1810
Here, then we find this very account of
Mr. Erving, this identical allowance of ex
tra compensation which filled the bosom of
Mr. Smith, with so much "surprize and re
gret,”signed and passed by Mr Smith, as
secretary of state, in December last. Not
withstanding his pretended disgust at this
transaction, he sanctioned it with his author,
ity. We are aware that he or his friends
may and probably will sav, he was obliged
to do it as a secretary of state, bring to that
effect instructed by the president Be it so.
And will Mr. Smith acknowledge that, raJ
ther than resign his office, be consented to
give the sanction of hisjuame to a transaction
which he in his pamphlet more than insi
nuates to have been corrupt ? Where
then slept the punctilious regard to the pub
lie interest which now consumes the breast
of Mr. Smith? If he had such a horror of
a transaction, which twelve months before
he had “discovered” to be so iniquitous,
how wlil be excuse himself, before the tri
bunal of the public, for not refusing to sign
it and neglecting an appeal to the consti
tutional organ of impeachment ? But say
thatbeonly believed it an incorrect trans
action ; not corrupt or iniquitous ; and
therefore signed it as a ma'ter of duty, in
obedience to the direction ef the President
j Be.ter still! 'Mr. Smith then has done ore
| ciscly that with which he charges Mr.
Madison at a high misdemeanor, a $i;1 a*
Sainit the people. Mr. Madison, whilst> •
cretary of state, authorises the retention ••
the extra compensation by direction >.
the then president ; Air. Smith, in the
same station, sanctions its allowance at the
treasury in precisely the same manner.—
It Mr. Smith’s insinuations are Correct, he
participates in the olfence of which he accu
ses the president ; if he have uot acted
criminally in his high office, then lias he
nrefcrred a charge against Mr. Madison
demonstrated to be utterly baseless anti un
Of the Battle between the President and
the Little Pelt.
We are the better pleased at having with
held our remarks on the American commo
dore Rodgers’ long epistle to his government,
until this day’s paper, as since our last, the
arrival of H. M. ship Rattler, capt. Gor
don, in three weeks from Halifax, enables
us to inane our comments upon that curi*
ous production, with corrections as to matter
ot fac , (mm the very best authority.
1 he Little Pelt had arrived at Halifax,
in a shattered condition, some time previ
ous to the Rattler’s sailing. Capt. Gordon,
'ith 2 other captains of the navy on that
station, having by order of the senior officer
commanding, exa . ined eve v officer on
board of the Little Pelt, concerning her
conflict with the American frigate Preai.
dent, i lie following is in substance their ac
count, on oath, and cons qaently the most
correct one possible ot that affair.
On he 16.h oi May, the Little Bel:, capt.
Bingham, which liad been sent to join tue
Guerriere off the coast ot America, fell in
with the American frigate President
w»•«->» capt uingnam at first mistook for
the vessel be whs in search of. But finding
‘»’*■' signals not answered, anti that the un
known vessel was more than three times the
force of the JLiule Belt, he stood away to
the southward. On this the strange sail
gave him chase, from about no il till sun
set, when the Little Belt slackened sail to
let her come up: as the large vessel
from her superior sailing must have overta
ken her, and capt. Bingham wished to avoid,
thc risk of those accidents and misutuler-.
standings, that might take place, even be.
tween tricr.dly vessels, at‘ night, VVhea
within hailing disrance, capt. Bingham first
distinctly hailed the strange sail in the u~
seal way, ju/ict shift is that ? To this point
all the officers examined have positively
deposed, as a matter of certainty in which
they could not be mistaken. They were
equally clear in this, that ihe laige vesseL
janswered only by the question in return.—
And capt Bingham, being perhaps as tena
cious of naval etiqueUe, and doubtless to
the full as jealous of the honour of the flag
commuted to his charge, as commodore?.
Rodgers could possibly be, very patiently
waited for an answer to his questiou, which
had the priority in point ot time, belore h&
thought it necessary to answer that which/
was addressed to him.—The American ac
cordingly without further ceremony poured
a broad side into the Little Belt and an
action commenced which lasted upwards oE
40 minutes-—Di ring aa interval of firing, ths
American was informed from the little
Belt what vessel she was : The American
then asked, wlie her the Little Belt had
struck or hauled down her colours, to which
capt. Bingham answered, No. f'he Ame
rican however ceased to fire, and stood a
way, but remained in sight till morning;
when a message passed between the ships,
pretty much in the manner related by com
modore Ri dgers.
the Little Belt is what ?■? called a ship
sioop oi war, with a flush deck, carrying
exactly 18 thirty .‘.wo pounder carrortades&
2 long sixes. The American frigate Pic si.
dent cairies in all 58 guns. As the two
vessels lay aloBg side of each other, they
oi course presented a battery of 10 guns one
ride to oneot 29 on the other. It is only
astonishing that the Little Belt could so long
maintain so unequal a contest 1
In an article copied into several papers
frem the Baltimore Whig, it is asset* ed.
that the American government was about
shipping one million of dollars in specie to
France. We are authorized to state that
the assertion, although given on Democra
tic authority, is not strictly correct; that no
more than 220,COO dollars is to be sent, to
pay the interest on the debt due to private
individuals in Holland, commonly called
the Dutch debt: that the government has
endeavoured to negociate the payment of it
in billsol exchange, which has failed on
account of the interruption of commerce be
tween England and Holland, and on account
of the sequestration of all American pro
perty in Holland, which left no funds at the
disposal of the merchants. The present
remittance, is, therefore, of necessity, made
in specie.—Freman's Journal.
Boston, July If.
The Gottenburg .Yews.-We have the
satisfaction to possess some further parti
culars relating to the news from Gottenburg,
mentioned in our last.
Mr. Fogerty of Salem, has received a
letter from his supercargo at Gottenhufg,
dated May 10’h, infortning that his schooner
had arrived at Christiansand from Salem_
that he ordered her to Gottenburg, to take
on board her cargo, which she leli there
last autumn, consisting ol coffee, sugar, &r.
permission being granted to re_ship such
articles for Norway Copenhagen.
Nw Orlkans, June 21.
Five of the U. S. gun boats which lately
lay in Lake 1’onchartrain, off the mouth of
the Bayou St. John, sailed on Monday las*,
for Fort Stoddert—report says to convoy a
schr. laden with military stores for the troops
on the Tombigbee, past the fort of Mobile.
We understand that the U. S. vessels of
war now in our harbour will sail in a few
for the bay of St. Louis, probably to assist
those already in the lake, in case of opposi.
II. E. Gov. Claiborne, left this city ott
Saturday last—the Courier says, on a visit
to the parishes of St Tammany, &c.
June 27 —A vessel arrived from Villa Her
mo.a, (the capital of the province of To
basco) btings letter* which announce that
an insurrection has bioken out in that coun
try. 1'he Gov. it is said has been arrested
as well as several Europeans.— L'Ami dez
His excellency governor Claiborne (we
are informed by the Courier of ye*,terds” i
lias crossed the lake*, on a visit to some of
the polishes in West Florida. Jt is conjee*
iurcd by some, that his objr i , (if p.^u*
Jle) to accommodate matter» ivi’.h govern''*

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