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Gazette of the United States.
For President and Vice President of
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Department of State.
Washington, nth Dec. 1800.
I enclose an additional Lift of the
Names of Imprefied Seamen, to be dis
posed of in the fame manner as that
which accompanied my letter of the
30th October last.
I am, Sir,
Very refpe&fully,
Your most obedt. servant,
TSttrge Latimer, Esquire,
(JoUccflor, PhilacJcTpbia.
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John Hamilton (negro) Gcrmantown
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'Two gmtlerpen travelling on the Lan
eafter road, at about 26 miles from the
city,got information of a Mad Dog having
bit several dogs anclhorfes on the roads—
That on their arrival near Schuylkill ferry,
the said dog pafled them, and they saw hipit
in his passage to this city, bite several df»g«
from which in eh mifchief may poflibly a
rit'e,—The said dog was yesterday killed in
Market street near Fourth street.
Captain Cl.iy, of the Delaware, from
Calcutta, informs.
That an expedition vras preparing at Ma
dias, to be commanded' by admiral Kainier,
deflination unknown.
A Mahratta war wu expetted.
The Biitilli troops in Fort William had
mutined. The mutiny was qnelled, and
the ringleaders punished.
Captain Clay has brought with him from
Calcutta a fnperb piece of Plate, value aooo
rupees, prei'cuted by the Riglit Honoura
ble Lord Mornington, Governor General of
the Britifli pofTeOions in India, to Captain
Watters, late commander of the fliip At
lantic of this port; as a tcftimony of their ,
gratitude for tlie service rendered the corr,-
Tueicial iritercfts ill India by his gallant de- |
fence made in that ftiip against a French
eruifer of vciy superior force, in confequenc*
«f which not only the Atlantic but a valu-|
able Britifli Indiaman was preferred from
the fanjs of the French. J
Contmerciai Information,
Extract of a Letter, dited Liverpool,
291<6 Qctobet, ItiGO. received by the
Perseverance, from lb at port.
BEING apprihenfive that the accounts
from this country may Teflderyou desirous
of knowing something lpecific refpe&ing
our real ticaariori, we embrace this oppor
tunity ps informing you, that from the
hkrh and progielTively advancing prices of
alnxjtl all provisions, it fee bis to be geji«?i
ally Apprehended,?ch#t our prcfent, or even
probable fuppliei, will prove inadequate to
the tonfumpfion, unlels foitie extraordinary
exertions are made. Indeed the flite of
the country at this time is truly Serious ,
foi* as it is deemed inexpedient to give the
prices enpefted by the farmers; and as they
refufe to accept such prices as the milters,
Etc. are willi.tg to give, the consequent in
conveniencies sustained by the c'onfuniers,
and more efpec'ully by the labour'rous poor,
are truely deplorable, In order, in some
degree, to counteract thrfe, some of the
moll produAive and fertile counties are
endeavouring to draw fuppliei of grain,
Sic. from the lea ports ; and such >s deemed
the exigency of our situation, that Parlia
ment is suddenly summoned to meet the
1 Ith of next month, when it is expe&ed
that one of the firft objefts will be to
coi:Gd?r what measures can be adop*
ted for increasing the quantity, and
reducing the prices of provilions general
ly. We have little doubt that confidcrable
encouragement -will be given (either by
granting bounties, or guaranteeing dated
prices) for the importation of grain, flour,
rice, See. and it is expe&:d that measures
will be adopted for improving the wjdte and
uuinclofed lands in this kingdom. We
.link it probable that the national
sentiment will be so much in favour of the
expediency, not to fay the necelfity of rtie
measure, that it will e recotnmendtd to all
classes to adopt a fyfteni of privation or lim
ited confiimption, resembling that which
feveial members of the legislature, ("m t'tjdr
priva'e and others, pledged
themselves to observe laA year. Seme coil
jefture way perhaps be formed of tWe fen
tiiscnts of adminillratiou, from the inclosed
letters, written by the Duke of Portland,
Secretary of State for the Home Depart*-
ment, and to these, we are sorry to add,
that there is confideralrfe reafun to fear,
that the crop of potatoes will prove defect
ive in this country, and dill more so in
Ireland, where they conftitijte the principal
article of food with a great proportion of
the people and from whence it is at prelent
deemed improbable that the Export of any
Grain will be permitted.
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We will endeavour to give you early
information of any meaf res which Par
liament may adopt; and fmccrely wifli
it were now in our power to tranfrnit
fatisfactory acVices refpe£ting> Peace ;
but increaGngly desirable as that event
daily becomes, no information on the
fubjett is yet publilhed by our Govern
ment, and we (hould be afraid to hope
much from the late Negociation, if it
were not that the situation of the country
feenis now to render peace indifpcnfable.
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Copy of a letter from the Duke of Portland,
Secretiry of State for the Home De
partment, to the Mayor of Nottingh»sl.
LONDON, OCT. 7, 1800.
" I have received your letter of the
27th of September, in which was inelofed
the copy of an agreement entered into by
some very rrfpe&able gentlemen of the
town of Nottingham, with the fuins set op
posite to thair names, to the amount of
which they have refpe&Nely engaged to
indemnify a committee selected for the pur
pose of purchasing foreign corn, for in
crealing the supply of the Nottingham
market. I »*ry much approve the fublUuce
of that agreement, and am very willing to
enter into it, and support it, by engaging
to advance, upon the fame terms as they
have done, the lum of three hundred pounds,
upon the express condition, however, that
the «orn so bought il not offered to Tale at • left price
than the fame col\, with the additional ex
pence of carriage, unless the price of other
corn falls, and in which cafe this corn
fhoald be fold at a priee proportioned to
its comparative value with that of other
corn brought into the market, and I make
this an indispensable condition of my fub
fciiption, because I am confident that the
scarcity is not fi&itious; that this year's
' crop, when it is threlhed out and brought
regularly to market, must be managed and
hulbanded; and those who can afford to
fubinit to privations, must give up the use
of as much of it as they can, and avoid any
consumption of ic, which can be dispensed
with ; that inflead of forcing the farmer or
dealer by intimidation, or what will be call
ed lhaming him to bring his corn to market,
he mall be encouraged to it by a confidehce
in the security of his property and person ;
that great as the importation of foreign
corn has already been, and is still likely to
be beyond all precedent, it it not fuffici£nt
to-fupply the markets, and ought not to be
fuffered to do it to the exclulioil ofgrain of
our own growth, which must neceflarily be
betUr and more valuable ,• that it is extre
mely unwise and dangerous to tempt the
people to indulge thenifelves beyond what
the flock in .hand cap afford them the means
of doinir and to buoy them up with the
hopes of plenty, in which they mull bedif
| appointed at a time when the severity of the
| fealon will render themJefs able to contend
with the difficulties of their situation, and
no less impolitic than unjust to encourage
them toconfider the farmer as their enemy
and the perlon who preys upon their neces
sities. For these rcafons and for many more
with which I do not trouble the gentleman,
and which I know will suggest themselves
more readily to them than to me, I protest
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Spjainrt felling this foreign or my other corn
that.piay be brought for the supply cf the
market, upon lower terms than those I have
pointed out, and which I make the express
condition of my subscription. I cannot
conclmle this letter without expieffmg my
with.that the wurd exorbitant had not ap
peared in the preamble at' the agreement,
and that it could now be erased, and any
such epithet as high, very high,
unusually high, or any of ths like import
be substituted in its room, which could not
be construed to convey any opinion which
Ihiuld countenance the prejudices of the
people, or keep alive the appieheillioiif of
the growers 8t dealers in corn, or any other
article of prnvilian.
Copy ef a Letter
from the Duke of Portland, Secretary of
( ite for the home depaitment, to the
Duke of Marlborough, Lord Lieutenant
of the County of Oxford.
Whitehall, Sept. 29, 1800.
Mi Lord,
I have had the honor to receive
your graces letter of the Isth inft. and am
very gI»J to find that the dilpotition to
riot at Witncv, has beeß suppressed, and
that all is quiet there for the prelent. I
1 cannot however, advert to the cause so
1 which your grace is of opinion, that this
event may be ascribed, and to the confe
qnencrs which you seem to think would tol
low the removal of the troops which have
been sent into Oxfardlhire, without parti
cipating in your apprehensions, lo tar as to
alfure your grace that none of ihem will be
withdrawn until you are entirely fatisfied,
that no part either of the cfciltjf or city ot
Oxford is any longer exoofed to the rilk
of fuffering from the effedfs of popular tu
mult.—Btit notwitlvftanding these precaii
tions, and all the extern of the military and ,
civil powtr, which it now placed at your
grace's dil'pofal, considering the state of the
county, your grace will give me leave to
represent tp you the neceflity which I am
persuaded theie mull be, for the exertion ot
all your great influence and authority to
combat and counterail theprejudites which
have operated no less powerfully than un
fortunately, in difpoling a very large part
of the community, to believe that the late
scarcity «vas artificial, and has been owing
to,the views and fpeculationscf certain in- ]
terefted and raoaciou* men, who take ad
vantage of the ditficukies anl diftrefles of
the times, to enrich the'nfelves at the ex
pence of the public.
' Your Grace need not he reminded of
the circumstances of the lalt year's harvest,
and nfthe unfavourable state of the ground
at the time of lowing wheat, to account for
the d:arnef» of that article, arid indeed of
every other fort of grain, and of all provi-
Gou> in general and although the quantity
of corn Which has bren imported, has far
exceeded the moiTlanguineexpectations,nei
ther in that refpert, nor in quality, does it,
or c a n-Jt ever, coinpenfate the deficiency
which was, and will be occationed by luch a
season, a< that of last year, not would it
have the.effcil "which mult be hoped to be
derived froin it, wait it to be brought with
out relitxve to market, in the fame quanti
ties in whifch it is lauded ; for from the bed
information that can be obtained of the
state of this year's crop throughout the king
dom, lam sorry t* lay, that according to
the molt- sanguine eftiinstion, the produce
of it is nat likely to amount to more than
three T fourths of an average crop, and it is
thought by many that it will not exceed
three fifths. But be the amount what it
may, it is, I fear, but too well alcertained,
that the whole produce of the grain in the
best of years, is not equal to the annual
consumption of the country.
'. I need not alk your giace what mud be
the consequence of fuffering the do&riues
which have of late been so unhappily re
ceived against the growers of coru,k dealeis
in that commodity, to prevail or of their
not beiuij difcouiftenaflsetrty
means that can be employed for that pur
pose, and it inull be to evident, that it is
indilpenfably nece(Taiy,withoutlof* of time,
or being influenced by any other conside
ration, to counteratt and expose the fohy ;
and injustice of their lalfe policy, to which
is to be attributed the aiTumption of a right,
to set prices on commodities brought to
market, of fixing a.maximum for the arti
cles of daily consumption, of entering into
atfociations (which is much the fame thing)
not to give more than a certain price tor
any of those articles; of obliging tjie grow
ers of corn , or dealers in other articles of
pravifion, to fell at a given price, and, what
is worst of all, going in bands to the houses
of farmers, and forcing them by threats,
and various other modes of intimida
tion, to eater into engagements, to bring
and dispose . of their commodities
at a given price, a proceeding which I
cannot advert to, without urging
y6ur grac# to prolecute without dil
tindtidn all perfor.s concerned in it, in the
mod rigorous, exemplary, and impressive
manner, which the power, military, as well
as iivil, under your command, will ill aft
fpeedity and effeflually enable you to do.
" It would be an unreatonable abuse of
your gri'ce's tiine, to enumerate the evils
which ronft unavoidably result from a con
tinuance of the proceedings which I have
taken the liberty of pointing out to you, a&:
requiring to be immediately fupprelfed. —
But if any thing could contribute to realize
the abfitrd notion of corn being destroyed
for the purpose of keeping »p the price, of
it, this wonld be more likely to effeft it
than any other niode that could l.e adopted,
as the life of a person poffelTed of corn, or
any other articles of pro»ifionj is rendered
no less insecure than his property, and it
wotild conlequently tend, as all other a£ts
of violence do, to the concealment, much
more than the production of the commodity;
the of which inuft be obvious
in tlie injury re fatting fro,a landed property
by difcouragmg tillage Sc every fort of agri-
by locking up,or diverting to auo
ther channel, that capital whic'a is perhaps
more beneficially employed in the improve
ment of la-dthanihany other mode—it would
so itppede & obftrudt the grea: source and |
means of the daily supplies of the country,that
famine would soon be substituted in the place
of lcarcity, and that distress and tonfufion
would soon ensue, which would debilitate
its inhabitants, and enervate all its powers
more fitally than any calamity with which
it has t;ecn visited for centuries, or than is
to be met with in the annals e£ its hiltory.
If the employment of property is not l'ecure;
if every man does not feel that he has pow
er to retain what he pofTe«Tes as long as lie
pleaseS, and dispose of it fit the time, in the
manner, and for the price he chufes to fix
upon it, there mull be an end of confidence,
of industry, and of all valuable and virtuous
exertions of every description ■, for there is
no reason why a price may be fixed]!on the
watks of the handicraftfraan, mechanic, or
artifl, as well as upon those of the farmer,
giazier, gardener, &c.—and thus the whole
order ef things would be overturned and
destroyed ; your grace, therefore, will, I
hope, exeufe the earneltnefs with which I
address myfelf to you to refill these attempts
in their outfct,and to maintain the principle
of perfect freedom'of property, upon which
the prosperity of this country rests, and by
which it has rtl'en, under Providence, to the
extraordinary state of wealth and power
which it now enjoys.
' If this conclusion is *3 well founded as I
believe it to be, the neceflity of the protec
tion I recommend cannot be disputed ; and
1 am persuaded your Grace will admit-and
feel the occasion ts be worthy the exertion
of the intiuence I folic.it. The people will
be made l'enfible that their own interest, as
•ell as the law, require that the markets
(liould be tree and open, and that every
•nan ijhuuld dispose of what he brings there
at his own p'ice, or be at liberty to with
hold if, unless he is fatisfied with what is
offered him for it ; and the person who
brings his commodities to market will go
there with that confidence which can alone
secure his attendance at it.
I cannot but be fearful that I have tress
passed vtery unreafonabty upon your grace's
time, but the situation in which I have the
honour of (landing, having brought before
me the details of all tha dillurbances and
outrages occasioned 6y the prefiure of the
times, and the opinions against which I
have remonttrated, it may #e poflibly that I
may be more to the ten-dericy of their
eflfe&s than those who contemplate them
at a greater distance, and more at their
ease, but when 1 find reason to-infer that
your Grace entertained apprebfenfiofls not
much inferior to tl)ofe which 1 have des
cribed, I may, I think, refer myfelf toyour
candoar, to excuse the liberty 1 have taken
in opening my mind so fully on a I'Mbjeh,
in my conclulions on >vhich I ilva.ll feel my
filf a? fully jsftjjSed by yoiw concurrence,
as by the use you will make of your in
fluence and powefr in leftoring and fecaring
the tranquility and good order rtf the eonn
try, and that confidence which Is as essen
tial to the tranla&ioni of individuals, us to
these of a public nature.
I have the honour to be,
My Lord,
Your Grace's mod obedient hum
bit servant,
A Liverpool Price Current, of the 101H of
November, with which we have been favor
ed conta n» the following :
CoffVe, fine middling and fine, perait lbs.
142 a 1465.
Middling and good middling, a 1375.
Good and .fine ordinal y, 112 a 116s.
Triage, 80 a 88a.
Rejiaiikt.—The (lock on hand now,
considerably kfs than this time lift year, of
ccurfe we may look with confidence for a
very brisk spring trade. This being the
.great market to which they retort for conti
ni-nul supplies, wt~regrrvi itt'u aniois ai pe
culiarly -deserving your attention. This
year's trade opened continues briik,
though the stock wa» heavy} next year will
open under circumstances in evpry refpedl
more ptomifing,
Segar, muscovado, brown, 44 * 4~s.
middling, <o«.
Roed, SZi
fine, S4 s *
played, tatcs and terres, 50 a 525.
powders, 74 a 86s.
Havanna brown, 528565.
white, 78 a 85s.
Remarks.—Our supplies this year very
scanty ; much of the inferior qualities con
firmed by distillers ; we may therefore look
far a brisk demand next spring.
The fine forts of Havanna fold well all
the year; and as the stock is nearly off,
much may be expefled when our trade with
Hamburg opens. To sugar cf every de
scription, our obligations on coffee will in
a great measure apply, but with undimirtifh
ed force to the finer forts.
Flour, fuperfint, per bbL ■> 74* '
Fine, "
Oau, per qnarttt, 46 a jo*
Ryt,. 1 ■
Beam, •' ■ 73 • .
Indian tot-n,-' • 70 x
Our harvest has been middling, our im
portations great, i'o that the recent advance
mirft in some measure be owing to individual
enterprise and\ governmental interference
—we think to both.. Parliament meet im
mediately, when it is expetldd more tflf::£tu
al measures than have hitherto been hit on,
will be refortcd to, as a fixed encourage
ment to the importer.
ladigo, per lb 2s 6d a js flationary
Cotton, Georgia, 29s a 33 6d
ses-Iflaild, 2s u a 3s id
New-Orleans, as 2d a 2s 24
St. Poiningo, as 4d a 2s
purchasers coining in, and the stock of the
year being all at Markets, is likely to be
something higher.
New Orleans and St. Domingo, judging
from lome late tales, the market is likely
to be regular, or fluttuate a little for %he
Foreign Intelligence.
BRUXELLES, October 16.
Serious intentions are entertained Of re
storing Antwerp to its former privileges.
We learn fro/n Middleburg that in the porti
of the Isle of Walcheren, th*y are fitting
out a squadron great attivity, and
vefiels of war are arming at Helvoet Sluys
and Rotterdam to join them' Letter® from
Calais fay, that the intercourse between
London and Paris has never been more
conflant. Troops continuhlly pals here to
the Camp of Arniens.
HAGUE, Oflober 18.
This day was celebrated with great pomp
in all the Republic, the Anniversary of the
retreat of the English from North Holland.
A sword, which cost 1300 florins was to
be given to genetal Brune by an aft of the
BOMBAY, June 28,
On Monday the failed from
the harbor, the American (hip John, Gapt.
Joseph Roper, far Tranquebar.
CALCUTTA, June 27.
OnTuefday accounts were received of
the arrival of the (hip Nancy, Capt. Allen,
of and from New-York, which (lie le ft the
15th of February.
No accounts of any privateers being in
the Straights.
The American brig Lydia, J. RufTel,
from New-York, alio arrived in the river
yefterdey, lafl from Madeira, whence (he ,
failed the 18th February, laden with wiae.
Mr. Thomas O(borne, 13 puTenger in this
July IT,
On Saturday last, arrived the (hip Unian,
Capain Cooke, from Rangoon, which (he
left the 22d ultimo.
By this vessel we learn that a French pri
vateer, a grab snow, had been crufing off"
that port for a considerable time, and bad
made fcVjsraf captures.
July 5.
The Auspicious of this port, captured by
the Clariffe captain SttrcoirflT, has been fold
at the Mauritius for 13,000 dollars.
July jO.
His Excellency Vice Admiral Rainier,
in hit- Maje.fty's (hip Intrepid, arrived at
Madras on the 21>t ult. and landed on the
following day under the afnal ialute.
His MLa -SytriW, captai*
Adarrj. arrived also on the 24th, from a
cruz e : and on the fame day, the Ameriraa .
(hip Herald, fiom . Uollon and Madeira,
which last place (he left 011 the 16th March.
While captain Biuny was at Amboyaa,
hit Majesty's frigate La Virgi' ie brought in
there a Dutch (hip and two brigs, which Ihe
had captured among the iflaiids ; their
value was estimated at 100,000 dollars.
Letters received from Tranquebar
mention the arrival there of two final
veflels had arrived there from, the Isle o£
France, from which place they had a ve
ry fp«ejy passage.
The commanders of the above men
tioned vessels reported, that prior to their
departure from the island, a corvette had
arr ved from Brest, the captain of which
was charged with letters from the First
Consul, to Mr- JV»alartic, informing him
th«t two frigates were on the point of
leaving France for Mauritius, on board
of which were coaimiflioners for final
ly sdjufting the gover msnt of the isl
ands on such terms a 8 mud meet with
the general approbation of the inhabi
On Sunday last ar;ived the American
fliio Eclipse, capt. Jon s, from Philadel
phia, whence (he failed on the 25th of
By A. Dickins,
opprficc Christ Church,
of the late Mr. Cliflfcon,
To ■which are prefixed the introductory notices of
th« life, character, and writings ot the auth«r, and
a beautifully engraved likenef-.
Price, bound and gilt, 1 dollar 25 cents.
December »3 • §
|C7* On account of the indisposition of
Mr.i. Merry, tic new Comedy of the KA3T
INDIAN is unuvoiddbljpostjxmed.
December 24.
Will be presented, a much admired Comedy,
in 5 acts, calbd
Or, a School far Daughters.
To which will he sdiled, not a<3edt(iis seas >:\
from tbs German of Kotztbue,
; The Wjld Go# Chafe,

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