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PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY KVKNIMG, OCTOBER 22. The Seleft and Common Councils of the city met yesterday morning for the piirpofe of electing a Mayor. The fuf frages of the members being duly taken, it appeared th*t they were unanimously for the re-eleftion of our worthy fellow citizen, ROBERT WHARTON, Esq. which being immediately fignified to him, he made a communication to the two Council's, of which the- following is a copy: Philadelphia, Oclo. 21, 1800. SIR, PERMIT me through you to com municate to the Seleft and Common Councils, my acknowledgment for the additional mark of their esteem, by a gain electing of me, to the important office of Mayor of this city.—Whilst I feel, Sir, the strongest sense of obligation for xheir partiality,; I am compelled by private considerations to decline the ap pointment, the duties whereof are ex tremely 4rduous, and too confining for my health, or convenience. In thus retiring in a considerable de gree from public employment, I can with truth aver, that the general good of society has been my firft objeft ; and although in many instances I may have erred in my official capacity, yet I hope they will be viewed as they really were, " errors of the head and not of the heart." With great regard, I remain, Sir, Your sincere friend, ROBERT WHARTON. Henry Pratt, Esquire, President of the Seleft Council. The Councils then proceeded in a se cond election and unanimously elected John Ins Keep, Esq. Mayor of the City of Philadelphia—a committee were ap pointed to wait on Mr. Infkeep, to in form him of his election, and request to know of him if he would serve. On report being made, that Mr. Infkeep accepted the office, a joint committee was appointed, consisting of Abijah Dawes,Andrew Bayard, Thomas P.Cope, and James Milnor, Esquires, to present the Mayor eleft to tlit Governor, to be qualified according to law. The following Resolution was then agreed to UNANIMOUSLY, by the two Councils : Resolved that the thanks of the Citi zens of Philadelphia, be prelented to the late Mayor, Robert Wharton, Esq. for his vigilant, independent, just and ho norable discharge of the arduous duties of his office. Resolved, that the Presidents of the Select and Common Councils, be re quested to make the above resolution known to Mr. Wharton. Communication. On Monday evening we were favored with the Comedy of the " Will or School for Daughtersand the " Critic, cr a Tragedy rehearfedi" When Miss Weftray, from the New-York Theatre, made her firft appearance in the charac ter of Albinn Mandeville; though this lady chose a very arduous part, the vi vacity which Ihe generally displayed throughout the performance, was ex teedingly pleasing, and fully entitled her to the applause she received. Mrs. Shaw, in Mrs. Rigert, gave ge neral fatisfa&ion ; but there is nothing of consequence in the character to do justice to that lady's well known abili ties. Mr. Hopkins must have studied the art of knocking at a door with great at tention, we should be happy to fee this gentleman turn his abilities to objects of greater magnitude*—Did he think him felf of less consequence, than he does, liis playing would be more pleasing. The hint we gave to a " certain per former has not been taken notice of— if he attends to it, the advantage will be obvious. The play in general was well fupport ed —We think, however, that Mr. Coop er, in some of the feenes, did not enjoy that cafe, which the charafter requires. Mr. Bernard's Puff,\ was a very natur al one, but had he puffed his two friends, Dangle and Sneer, in anyother characters he certainly would have o'erfteped the bounds of veracity. For the Gazette Of the United StJtes. PROCLAMATION. By his Serene High nets, the Redoubtable Ifut', Prince of Vain Hopes, Marquis of all the Barratrarias, Major-general at pre sent, and Generaliffiino expedient, on the Meditated and intended change of gov ernment when it takes effect. WHERAS nothing can better eflahlifh the permanency of any Government more than a reciprocity of nfTe&ion and love, fub lifting between the head thereof and its mem bers ; and it being aght, jull, and befitting a Prince of true v«lour, and no ways degra ding or iuconliflent with his dignity or re nown, gratefully to acknowledge and confeis the love and favor of his fffbjedls at anytime manifefted towards turn. BE it therefore made known and authenticated to all people by these prefects, that we out of our prince ly grace and favour, and from our cert in knowledge and mere motion, have thought fit to express our grateful fcnfe of, and the high regard which we entertain for our lov ing lubjefts, by reason of their utianimousex altation of our felf to the Chair, at a late de mocratic meeting at Slab Town, held on the 20th of September last, aad in copfideraticn thereof, we do give unto our truly and well beloved St. Thomas and his foil Amos, our hand offellowlhip ; they by their exertions in our princely favor having jullly merited the fame. And for th»fe hnd other good causes and considerations, us thereunto mo ving, we do for us, our heirs and fucceflors, invert thein with our inoft noble order of the garter, being a ribbon of yellow colour, in scribed with theft words in black letters, " dctettion, convifli«n, rejeftion, male diftion." To have and to hold the laid honor and dignity to theni the said Thomas and Aruos, and the heirs male, of their and ouch of their bodies (being peculators) for ever, and for want of such male heirs, arfor lack of due qualification, to sustain and en joy the said honourable appointment, we, of our further princely favour, da confirm and grant unto the other sons of the said Tho mas, to wit, Samuel and James and their male heirs, as aforefaid forever, the honor, aforefaid, on the condition aforefaid, with all rights and immunities to the fame be longing. And we of our !urther princely will do declare, that in all courts whatsoever throughout our vast and extended visionary dominion, this our charter of honor confer red as aforefaid, lliall be expounded again!!' us and our fucceflors in favor of the said pa tentees. And we of our further princely will do also declare and make knowp, that to take away all (lain or blemiih from our laid loving and highly deserving fubjeAs, Thorhas and Amos, we will in convenient and proper time cause all the records of the Supreme Court at Trenton, and of the Uni ted States, touching the ingenuity of our said loving lubjetts to be erased, and the names, of those juft.ces and the prosecutors of our said loving fiibje&s, whocaufed such records to lie made, to be held up to overlay ing infamy and contempt. And we also of our further princely will and favor, do make known unto all pec foils literate our peculiar esteem for all other our loving fubje&s who have been contributing in any manner to our princely exaltation, er aiding us in our el ectioneering purposes and schemes, whether by writing any sophisticated or lying piece in our tavor, or those whom we have thought fit to recommend corretting and superintend ing the press, printing, circulating or pub lishing the said pieces or writing's in any manner whatloever, and that none of our de serving fubjefls in all their labours, civil, political, religious or otherwise may br un noticed, we do hereby make honourable men tion of Ifuf, furnanied Do-little, heretofore colonel of a regiment ; Eftevan our prime Secretary, and would-br colonel of cavalry ; Tony Tool our bladder-blower; Doftor John our physician in ordinary, and liberal Tom my our plain Quaker looking friend, not on ly for their munificence, manifefted at a for mer democratic meeting .held at Julius Town, in paying the club of all thole who attended that meeting at their request in fa vor of us and our recommended friends, but for their intense fludy of Tom Paine's Age of Rtafon, and unwearied induflry in the propagation of the Heavenly dodlrine con tained in the fame ; but in a more particu lar manner we are indispensably bound to mention that comfortable religious opinion introduced by our said physician in ordinary, from his own country, that death is an eter nal sleep—a sentiment if well speculated on, by either ourfelf or any of our truly loving fubjefks, may enable us to attempt and ac complilh all things however difficult »r dreadful. Such essential services to us atld our extend-d and visionary principality in religious affairs actomplifh d by such adepts, aided by the elaborate refearche6 of the Vir ginian pfeilofopher, cannot be too highly ef ti mated. Asd we promise on the word of a prince that as soon as ourgovernmentfhall get into full operation and we are fixed in the saddle of Hate, we will reward Tommy with an in crease of his eight per cent. Stock, and such of his coadjutors as by their idleness, extra vagance, or improvident manner ot living have become needy. We will give such pe cuniary aid as to be on a footing with the mod favoured of our loving fubjedts. And we out of our princely indignatioh cannot forbear fignifyiag our stern displeasure at such chicken-hearted persons, who unmind ful of our clemency towards them, in ap i pointing them as corresponding committees, ; have not only receded from thole honourable ; appointments, but to the degradation and I debasement of us. and our loving fubjecls, have certified their dilapprobation of such our appointments and retufyl to ad under , them, as appears to our confulion and mor i tification in the public ncwfpapcrs. Provided' always'nevertheless That if it ftould so happen that (contrary to our san guine expe£\ation)thofe who bear rule flionld by the aid of their loyal and dutiful fubje&s abhorring our French principles of liberty and equality) defeat all ourfchemes and thro' their aristocratic laws occalion us and our faithful adheit-nts to be suspended between Heaven and Earth, or circumferibed with in the walls of a Penitentiary House—thin and in that cafe, or in cafe of similar ailal ters all the gifts and favors of honor, wealth, or preferment herein held topth, (hall be ab solutely Void and of none effedt, any thing heroin contained to the contrary notwith fta tiding.. Given at our Palace in the delegable if latid near Matinicunk the sixth day of the fii ll moon ot' our ideal exaltation, vulgarly called O&ober, and sealed with our linnet, containing our armorial bearings, to wit, on a field mottled or party coloured, en circled by flames, a Cherron Or, bearing near its acute point the Holy Bible, couch aiVt, bound down and fattened with an iron chain—Crell, Paine's Age of Real'on in the mouth of a Dragon; rampant, with a label llrestming from bis mouth,inferibed with the fo]lpyving words, " Comtf li(le« to me lupporters—oll the dsxter fide, Balaam, i. e. swallowing or devouring the people, on the fintfler, Allaroth, each of their temples bound with fillets of burning Brimstone, motto— Mit other God, save moniy. By command of his Highness, ESTEVAN, Secretary. Extract of a letter from Pittsburg. "All the enlightened part of our diftritt are oppofcd to d.illatin for the following reason viz. He is a foreigner, and came from France since the rfliabl/lhment of our Independence. He has always been antifederal, and there fore he opposes all the present doings of the present governmmt of the United States, He is endeavouring to excite another in furredlion hy circulating artful! misftate ments refped\ing the American debt. He is considered as the rfeal cause of the di rest tax, by tjrging for this mode in ex change for the "Stamp, excise and duties. He is atcuftd of wilhing to payoff our national debt, thereby to reduce the amount of our circulating medium—with the price of Lands, and every thing elie. He is accuTed "f betraying his trust as a commitee-man for Congress, on the business of the treafirry, by allowing his name 10 be annexed to specious falfehood in all the Jacobin papers &c. It is believed Col. Ne.vil being a native American, who fought for out independence, will have every honed vote in his favour ngainft de Political Sinner." William French, No. 48, Soura FROsr-srREpT, HAS JUST DECEIVED, Bjr the Pennsylvania, captain York, from LOUDON, An extensive and elegant assortment of LONDON SUPERFINE Broadcloths and Caflimeres. o<sUber ai 4W. New-Theatre. ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, October 22. Will be pref nted, (lor the firft time this season) a celebrated Tragedy in 5 a<Ss, called Pizarro ; Or, THE SPANIARDS IN PERU. Pizarro,Mr. Warren—Alonzo, Mr. Cain—Rolla, Mr. Cooper—Ataliba, Mr. Wood. Elvira, Mn, Merry—Cora, Miss E. Weftray. Afer the Tragedy, Minuet De La Coira, and a new Gavotto, by Matter Harris, (pupil to Mr. Francis) and Mil* Arnold. To which will be Added, A FAHCE, (in one a£t) called the Horse and Widow, CbnAn as Babe*. |C7* A NEW COMEDY is in Rehear sal, and will be speedily produced, with new Scenery, fee. %• Books of the Songs in Pizarrt, to be had at the Theatre. Box, one Dollar. Pit, three quarters of a Dol lar, and Gallery, half a Dollar. The Doors of the Theatre will open at 1 4 past 5, and the Curtain rife at 1-4 past 6 o'clock- Gentlemen and Ladiet are requefled to fend their fcrvant» to keep places in the boxes at a quarter past five o'clock. Just Received, By the George, Amiable and other late arrivals, AND FOR SALE, On low terms, by tie package, at N®. 48, South Front street, io Bales Rose Blankets; 5 bales DufTill ditto Ij bales Kendal Cottons 4 bales low priced Broadcloths 4 bales London fuperfiiie do. 1 bal«s Plains and Forest Cloths X bale fathionable fine Coatings a bales fafliionable Lionlkin do. ,1 Imall bales low priced Swanfdowns - 4 bales lngraio Yorlctfhire Carpets and ao hhd. Seiu Twiae. . i • Aise, An extenfivs aod choice aflortment of DRY GOODS— ' •• ■:9 T , K m. ■■ WILLIAM FRENCH. Q«obe»:»* '.=r . ■•••' -i4tW.W-4W. THE LATEST Foreign Intelligence. FURTHER EXTRACTS From London papers to September 9, re ceived at' Office of the New-York Daily Advertiser. Letter from Sir Sidney Smith to General Menou, Commander in chief of the French army in Egypt, dated, Joppa, June 2 id, 1800. Genera!,, " I received this evening the letter, da ted the 20th of June, which you have done me the honour to write me. At the mo ment at which I expetted to fee General Kleber under the mod fortunate aad favour able auspices, I'learn with the highest cha grin, and with the greatest grief, his tra gical death." I immediately communicated to the Grand Vizier and the Ottoman Mi nisters, in the terms in which you commu nicated to me this melancholy event, and no thing but the certainty and the details with which you gave me this intelligence, could have induced their excellencies to believe it. The Grand Vizer formally and officially declared to me, that he had not the leal! knowledge of those who committed this affaflißation, and I am very sure that his declaration is true and (incere, and without entering into the details of this melancholy event, which gives me intxpreffible uneasi ness, I (hall content myfelf with replying to the article? of your letter which treat of our affairs. " If the Grand Vizier has retained in his camp the aid de camp Baudot, who was sent to him at Je hill il Illam, it is because his excellency did not think it right to fuf fer any person to depart from his camp at the moment when he law himl'elf surround ed by his enein;es. Baudot was retained at Jehill il Illam as the Turkifli officers, de tained to serve as hoflages reciprocally with him, were retained at C.iro. " This aid de camp has been sent to the Ottoman fleet to be exchanged as you de sired, and in the mean time, his excellency the captain Pacha having arrived here, his absence from the fleet has caul'ed the desir ed exchange to be put off. When his ex cellency shall have returned to his fleet, as the aid de campt Baudot is before Alexan dria, the business of the exchange may be concluded if you think it proper. But I do not fee why you flioqld make it to de pend upon an affair which only concerns you and the Porte, the setting at liberty of 15c Englifli, who were ihipwrecked at Cape Brulos. I expedl from your good faith, and from your juflice, that according to the regulations agreed upon between our two nations, for the reciprocal exchange of our prisoners, which we are aathoriled to carry into effeft, you will permit the re turn of captain Butal, his officers, and crew. " The promises which you make me in the hope of reciprocal ones being nude by me, c.mnot be applied to this circu mft ince and I think it fuperfluous to offer you in return the promise of my good officers in favour of a person who finds himfelf in a dilagreeable fi,union, which I myfelt have experienced. I am purfuaded that the Grand Vizier will give the (lamp of his gt neious and high approbation to all the ho nourable proceedings we may have one with another. The stratagems of war are un known both to you and to us; and besides that, I (liall continue to comport mylelf to wards you with the fame franknefs, and the fame gocd faith that I have hitherto done, I (hall earnestly employ all my efforts to prevent any person with whom I have any influenee, from holding a conduft con trary to these principles. Be persuaded that the hostile dispositions which have been announced by the firft oppofnion to the execution of the treaty, and which has acquired both extent and publicity, may be done away by the means which the prei'ent dircumftances will furnilh to the two par ties et corresponding and mutually under (Vmding each other, and that in the end we shall be united by the bonds of a lincere friendfhip. In the mean time, we Ihall carry on war with the means which we have hitherto emplo/ed against you, and with thole farther ones which we can procure, ar.d we (hall endeavour to render ourfelws worthy of the esteem of your brjive troops. " The hostilities which you have com mitted without waiting, for the reply ef Lord Keith, who was not acquainted with the convention for the evacuation of Egypt, has served as the rule of our condutt. I had not aflced of my court its ratification. I had only endeavoured to obviate some un forefeen difficulties which opposed them selves to the return of the French into their country. " General Kleber, in the lad prelimina ries which were flopped, not having made it understood that the treaty which was to follow would require the ratification of the Consuls who now Govern France ; this con dition which you put into your prelimina ries appears to be a refufal to evacuate Egypt, and the Grand Vizier has charged me to demand from you on this subject a clear and precise answer. You defireas well as me the termination of the calamities of war which desolate the whole univerie. >< It is in your power to remove one of the obflacles which oppose the conctofi'>n of peace, by evacuating on the condi tions, agreed upon by General Kleber ; if you refufe this, we will emplov all our means, and all those of our allies, to oblige you to some conditions which may not.be so advantageous for ynu. J connot difient ble to you how much the diltharge of this duty will cost me, but the evacuation of Egypt being a poili wo imerefting to the and good of humanity, the way of tonferences correspondence for making the necefl'ary dispositions for this purpose is always open. " As the admiral, under whose orders I aft, is at a considerable distance from me, I am authorised to fubferibe to such arrange ments as circumstances may require, and though under the present circumstance I am not ip the situation of making any new proportion, yet 1 am ready to listen to any which you may be difpsfed to make to me J and I can officially allure you that I will use every means in my power to oppose every ineonfiderable step, arid every vexatious op pofitiori, from whatever quarter it may proceed. *' I will ftridlly perform the precise in ftruftions of my court : I know its princi ples are founded on the moll exatt equity and justice: My Conduit shall ftriftly con form to these principles, and all my efforts shall be employed in performing my duty, and promoting its interests.—As it is not yet certain to what part I am going, I mutt beg yo* to fend your answer by two couriers, one to Alexandra, and the other to Jaffa, at the camp of the Grand Vizier." On Saturday morning Cable Robert, the commandei of a trading vessel unJer Pruf fiaii colaurs, laying in the river Thames, was arrefled under the alien aft by virtue of a warrant from Mr. Ford, before whom he was examined the fame day, when it ap peared by the testimony of a Mr. Wood, that in Oftober last he was captured by an Englilh vessel off Flamborough head, by I.* Republican, a French privateer ot 32 guns, of which the prisoner, Robert, was lecond captain ; that'during the time (14 days) he. Mr Wood, was 011 board La Republican, flie captured 14 other Briti/h vessels, among which was his majesty's cutter the Swan, to which La Republican firlt (truck, without firing a gun ; but while theSwan'wa* hold ing out her boat, La Republican poured a broadside into the Swan, which killed the captain and many others, and wounded so many of her crew that taking advantage of the confufion they had thus difgracefull/ created, they continued the aftion, and in the end boarded and took the Swan. The prisoner denied ever having been on board La Republican, although Mr. Wood related several circuniftances that t«ok place while lie was 011 board her, and particularly lii» dining with Robert every day He was committed for further examination. LONDON, Auguftjr. Government yesterday received accounts o£ increased exertions to prepare the Brest fleet for sea ; that conliderablc bodies of troops had been ordered thither from the interior, and that Bu onapaite was abour to repair to Brest to accele* rate and animate the mediated enterprizs. Lord St Vincent has moored his veflel in such a manner, that whilst the season will ad mit of his retaining his situation, it is impossible that a vtlTcl of any description can either leave or enter Brest—-Our tars were in high spirits &C the profpeA of more aftual service. The public funds yesterday experienced a further rife of one per cent- nndsr a prevalsnt opinion, that France had exprefled a desire to treat with the allies collevftively for a general peace. We are wholly unacquainted with the circumstances which have induced this impres sion. We are aflared, that Citizen Otto, the agent for French prisoners in this country who has been mentioned as the medium of yicific overtures from the French government 10 our cabinet has not, dire£My or indireflly, received from M. Talleyrand, or any other individual compefing the French executive, any commu nication which in the flighted degree invo ved the fubje& of negociation' September 9. The Bamberg Gazette has only published 31 articles of the preliminaries of peace, which havi been circulated among the Anglo Catholic party in Germany, in order to dispose the pub lic mind to the renewal of hostilities. The gaz ette of Hanau has published the remaining arti cles . The substance of them is, that the Em persr, in quality of head of the Empire, con sents to theccffion of the left bank of the Rhine to France ; and that if the peace of the Empire be not soon concluded, he will withdraw hi* contingent from the imperial army, and efta- ' blifli another for the purpose of forming a cor don —The Emperor also engages not to sup port the Pope or the King of Naples, fliould they continue to be at war with the French re public. The Hanau gazette slates these as the preliminaries proposed by France, and to which the Empire has confirmed. On Friday morning landed at Portsmouth from Cork, 300 rifllemen, commanded by ma jor George Callender, of the 6jd regiment. They were all picked from the Highland Fen cilile regiments in Ireland, and are the fined body of young men we have seen this war. From the London Gazett. Downing-Street, Sept. 6, ißco* Dispatch from Lieut. Gen. Sir James Pul teney, to the hen. Henry Dundas, dated Renown, at sea, August 27^,1800. Sir, I have the honour to inform you that the on board of which the tranfportt under my command were embarked, arrived before the Harbor of Ferrol on the 25th inft. I determined immediately to make a land ing, with a view, if prn&icable, to attempt the town of Ferrol, being certain, if I found either the llnngth of the place, or the force of the enemy \6 1 great to juftify an attack, that in the landing there was no conliderabls risk. The disembarkation was efftfled without opposition, in a small bty ncarSCape Prior ; the reserve followed by the other troops as they landed, immediately ascended a ridgr of hills adjoining to the bay ; jufl as they had gained the submit, the rifle corps fell in with 1 a part of the enemy which they drove back. I have to regiet that lieut. col. Stewart, who commanded this corps, was wounded | ui the occasion. At day break the follow ing morning, a body of the ene- sw, i.v- •/ I . I ?'