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NEW YORK, MARCH 22. ’Latent from Europe.—-By the arrival, last evening, of the ship Cadmus, capt. Whitlock, in 44 days from Liverpool, pa pers have been received to the 29th oi January. They contain nothing of much importance. It appears that a definitive arrangement has been offered by the Porte to the Emperor. ' The Porte has agreed to withdraw his troops from Wallachia, provided the Emperor would withdraw his from the frontiers of Turkey. It has also agreed to rebuild the churches oi the Greeks, and forgive their breach of alle giance. NEW YORK, MARCH 23. The Liverpool packet, capt. Coffin, sailed from Havre on the 6th of February. We have received Paris papers to the 3d, a London paper, the Observer, of the 29th January, but they furnish no political news of importance. The passengers state it was expected peace would not long be maintained in Europe. Among the pas sengers is admiral Graves, of the British navy. NEW YORK, MARCH 25. By the ship James Cropper, arrived about half past 12 o’clock, from Liver pool, we have received the Liverpool Mer cury of February 1, containing London dates to the evening of the 29th January. She sailed from the river on the 4th of February, but had no communication with the shore for three days previous to her departure. We discover no news of importance.-—Pont. Private letters oi December 27, trom Constantinople, state that the city remain ed in a state of tranquility. No change had taken place in public affairs, and the same uncertainty prevailed respecting the adjustment of the disputes with Rus sia. Nothing new respecting the affairs of Greece. Accounts from Vienna to January 14, says the Porte had received intelligence that the Persians had entirely ceased hos tilities, and peace might be considered as concluded between the two powers. The cholera morbus has broken out in Bagdad and neighborhood, and carried •off about 1000 persons in a few days. An unusual large amount of the duties had been paid in London, ou imports of hemp and flax, for the eight days prior to the 29th January. Very large shipments of British goods were making to southern parts of the 'j world, which the London papers say, had •the merit of keeping the manufacturers at work, but it was doubted whether the i*esult would be equally beneficial. There were rumors that a new foreign loan would soon be made public ; some said from Russia, and others from Ame rica. The report, however, did not seem i to have real foundation. It is reported that Mr. Canning is cer tainly going out to India. NEW YORK, MARCH 25. Captain Funk, from Porto Rico, in 14 days, informs, that a French corvette had touched there and sailed for Martinique, with two piratical schooners, which she captured in Samana Bay, St. Domingo. They had in possession a Bremen brig, Which they captured the day previous and plundered. Most of the piratical Crews escaped to the shore. There was a report at St. Johns, that the. French had taken St. Domingo, but it was not believed. NORFOLK, MARCH Zo. j Shameful /—Anxious that the good feelings now existing between our British neighbors and us should be perpetuated, we cannot but regret to learn what is re lated in the following article, namely, that the American commerce with Bermuda has been lately subjected to the most wan ton and unjustifiable system of sequestra tion by a British government vessel sta tioned at Bermuda—a system, which, if the facts are correctly slated, is very little better than downright buccaneering. The Captain of the vessel is stated to be coun tenanced and advised by the excellent go vernor Lumley, of whom honorable men tion hath been aforetime made in this pa per—and that accounts for it. It behoves the superiors of both of these worthies, however, to make restitution on the one hand and an example on the other, if it shall be satisfactorily proved that they have been guilty of foul play.—\ Her aid < From Bermuda.—Accounts from Ber muda are received at the Commercial Reading and News Room, as late as the 14th inst. at which time the markets were not as flattering as they had been. The great influx of American produce had re duced the article of flour to !§6 a bbl. and it was dull at that; corn 80 cents a bush el ; and bread, rice, pease and lumber, were proportion ably low. Vessels arriving at Bermuda, especial ly at St, Georges, about the time above mentioned, were much annoyed by a Bri tish 18 gun brig, called the Argus, which was stationed at St. Georges, and which suffered not a vessel to enter without de taining and overhauling her and her car go, and putting a prize crew on board to prevent the revenue laws from being in f fr acted. Among’ the American vessels thus detained, were, the schrs. Henry, of Thorn astown; Industry, Bradford, from Elizabeth City, (N. C.); and Ephraim, Briggs, from Norfolk. The Industry en tered her cargo and ship’s stores at the custom house, the latter, (her bacon, pork and beef,) weighing only 143 pounds, was considered by H. B. M. naval officers as too great a quantity, she was detained by them on suspicion of intending to smug gle the surplus 1 Another vessel was de tained for having on board only two bbls. lampblack—-another for having 8 or 10 pounds domestic (American rye) coffee, 20 pounds sugar, and about half a dozen pounds W. I. coffee—all of which articles had been entered upon their manifests and handed in at the custom house. The sch’r Ephraim had gone round from St. Georges to Hamilton, where she was dis charging at the date above mentioned, her prize crew having gone round and still remaining on board of her. The sch’r William & Mary, M’Grath, from East River, was at Hamilton, discharg ing; having arrived there direct from Virginia, had escaped the Argus eyes of ! the brig at St. Georges. The sch’r —-—, of and from Tappahannock, H. Young, of Norfolk, navigator, was at St. Georges discharging ; she also escaped detention, having got in before the brig in question arrived there. The sch’r Golden Age, of and for Plymouth, N. C. would sail in a few days, as a navigator was about enga ging to take her on, her captain having died. The brig Nautilus, Blair, of and from Norfolk, sailed about the 10th irist. to touch at Turks’ Island for salt. i nt* smiming ui uit ^uveniur juuiuiey was in no higher repute than formerly; and since the arrival of the Argus brig at St. Georges, (whither the go ernor had also removed from Hamilton, from the interest he had taken to aid her in her operations) perhaps not as much so. Dis affection among the inhabitants was daily augmenting, and presenting itself in a shape which is to be found only in those countries where the seeds of revolution have been sown. Placards were posted up in the most public places caricaturing sir William and his adherents (officers) and mock honors only were paid to him. The following is a literal copy of a pla card received at the Commercial Reading Room, which was taken down from the market place at St. Georges, and forward ed by a friend. In recording it here, it is done from no other motive than to shew to what a degrading dilemma a go vernor may bring himself into “ who for g-ets right” :—4 The subscriber proposes that the merchants enter into a general subscription for the purpose of purcha sing silk stoorings_/b?' the naval officers, as no vessel in the harbor will be safe while the governor and parson continue to give BALLS.” Latest from Jamaica.—A gentleman who arrived here yesterday from Kings ton, Jam. which he left on the 14th Feb ruary, states, that the inhabitants of Ja maica entertain but little hopes that any arrangements would be fnade with their government relative to any relaxation in their non-intercourse with the U. States. Their crops of sugar and coffee had failed greatly the last season in consequence of the drought, and it was supposed that not more than a third of the shipping in the Island for English ports would be able to obtain freight. Flour, which had been up to 18 o r <§19 a bbl. had got down again to 10. A severe malignant fever had pre vailed lately at Jamaica, which had car ried off nearly all the king’s troops, but at the time of the above gentleman’s leav ing, had greatly subsided. f Com. JYews Room Books. St. Domingo.—The Curracoa Courant of the 2d March contains an extract of a letter from St. Pierres, Martinique, dated February 14th, in which it is stated that on the preceding- day a ship of the line, 3 frigates, 3 gabarras, 4 brigs, and 4 schrs. having on board 2000 men and 50 pieces of artillery., had sailed from that port des tined for Samarra; where it is intended to throw up fortifications; and, wrhen rein forcements were received to attempt to retake Spanish St. Domingo from the Haytians. In the event of success, exten sive ulterior operations were talked of, or the entire overthrow of the sable govern ment. Emigrants were arriving every day at Martinique from St. Domingo, and the planters are represented to have been entirely ruined in consequence of their slaves having been declared free by the Haytian government. In addition to this it is stated on the authority of letters from St. Thomas, that the French fleet destined to reduce the Haytians, was seen passing to the north of that island on the 14th February. The King of Portugal has acknowledg ed the independence of Chili. Private letters from Paris state that Mr. Gallatin, who was expected home this spring-, had determined to remain another year in France. We consider this deter mination as advantageous to the United States, for there are few persons as well qualified as that gentleman to arrange the commercial differences between the two countries.™r.M Y. Am. INTERESTING PROM HAYANA. The following- letter from the Havana announces, as will be seen, a most import ant measure which is about to be tak.Cn in regard to the commerce of that Island— it is no other than the establishment in that port of a free system of “ eiY-epot” for all the commodities of the world. [\/V. York Airier. “HAVANA, MARCH 2, 1822. “ Sir: We have the satisfaction of an nouncing to you that the measure which has been some time in contemplation, will now undoubtedly be carried into ef fect, having received the sanction of the Cortes in Spain, and of all the authorities here, viz: That of establishing in this place a deposit for merchandize of every description, with the liberty of re-export ation to any quarter, and with every flag, on t e payment of one per cent, on im port, aud one per cent on export only. The term of such deposit Will be any pe riod under twelve months and a day. “We anticipate the greatest benefit from such an arrangement, as well With regard to the already languishing com merce of this Island, as to our relations with other countries. The situation of this port, its superior harbour in all sea sons, and the tranquility, in a political point of view, which it continues to en joy, amid the storms which agitate the surrounding colonies, together, give it a decided preference over every other near us, whilst the immense exports from the AJ5ICU1U CiJdUIC US LU lUlTlL&LI ICIUIU5} I1UI only for the imports of internal consump tion, but also for such as may now be in troduced for the supplies of our neighbors. “Already the average yearly crops of sugar exceed 300,000 boxes of assorted, exclusive of Muscovado, which is consi derable; and of coffee thirty millions of pounds. Cotton is also raised, but not abundantly, and the tobacco of this island, the cultivation of which increases annual ly, forms already an important article in quality and quantity. The value of these may amount to twelve to fifteen millions ; and, when we add the logwood from Cam peachy, cochineal, indigo, bark, sarsapa rilla, and other products of €he Maine, most generally to be found here, the total value of exports from this place may be calculated to exceed twenty millions of dollars. “ Of this value a small part only has been met by that of the imports for the consumption of the island ; hence the ne cessity of remittances of specie to this quarter; of which several millions have been introduced during the last shipping season. Under the contemplated arrange ment, the facility of supplies of goods at prices free of duty, the situation of the port, and the similitude of customs, man ners, and language, must draw to this place purchasers from every part of the western continent; and, on the other hand, an immense field will be opened for provisions and India goods from the U. States, sheetings from Russi;, German linens of every description, the cotton goods of Glasgow and Manchester, in all their varieties ; crockery, glass-ware, iron, copper, &c.; and lastly, the linen and fancy goods of Dutch ancl French manu facture; in a word, all the usual articles of imports, but in quantities considerably greater. Such a mart will offer the most advantageous prices for goods from the concurrence of purchasers, while the pro duce of the Maine will be obtained at pri ces very little above those in the original ports, by which means a voyage can be terminated here to every advantage, with out the hazard to which the neighboring ports are subjected.” The Louisiana Advertiser of the 7th uit. contains an account of the proceed ings in the United States’ District Court, in the case of the Colombian privateer Centinelia, and French slave ship La Pen see, which were captured and sent in by the U. S. ship Hornet, capt. Henley. The LaPensee and cargo were libelled by capt. H. who claimed salvage for her recapture from the Centinelia. Judge Dick’s opi nion is given at length, in which he de crees that the Centinelia and La Pensee be restored to the claimants, together with every thing found on board at the tjme of their seizure by the Hornet. The question of damages and subject of costs, reserved for further consideration. Great fire at Ha-vanfia.—By the arrival of the brig Despatch from Havanna, we learn that a fire broke out in the suburbs, at that place, on the 1st inst. which des troyed two hundred buildings; a large quantity of sugar was also destroyed. Alabama Cotton.—The Cahawba paper of the 4th inst. states that the cotton mar ket continues brisk, and sales are readily effected at 13 cents. The same paper adds, that flour is at 12 and Sl3 per bar rel, and much in demand. On the 18th and 19th of February, the inhabitants of Alabama were visited with violent storms of rain, accompanied with thunder and lightning. The whole coun try, say the papers, is literally inundated; all the streams have risen to an unprece dented height, sweepi ng off mills, cotton gins, bridges, &c. FROM CAftACCAS. C HA It LF.STON, MAR 0 H 3 I . We received yesterday from our polite and attentive correspondent, papers and ’ letters from Caraccas to the 8th February. ^ Private ad vices from the Liberator, Bo livar, dated at“ Pacification,” (about three days’journey to tne southward of Bogota) 1 the 17th December, announce, that, by letters which he had seen, Quito had been , occupied by the Republican armies—offi ciai accounts of which important event he : momently expected. By the last accounts, gen. La Torre was still in Coro, where a small force, under the Pali iot commander, Gomez, had ca pitulated to him, on account of the disaf fection that existed among his troops, all being Corianos, or natives of Coro, who are represented to have always been more enthusiastic Royalists than even the sa tellites of Ferdinand. On the 20th Jan. general Paez, that distinguished warrior, marched from Valencia upon St. Carlos and Barguisimeto, and, it is expected* will soon compel La Torre to abandon his marauding expedition. Gen. Marian no Montillo had also arrived at Maracay bo, from the provinces of Carthagena and St. Martha, with ample forces to co-ope rate against every point of Coro; and it was daily expected that naval forces, to effect a complete blockade of Porto Ca beilo, would arrive, which must, in such a case, immediately surrender. The port of Caraccas was, early in Feb ruary, molested by two Spanish priva teers, that had been cruizing off the port of La Guayra for some time. We have received the first four num bers of a new paper, entitled the “ Iris ds Venezuela.” We believe it is the only journal now published in Caraccas. Its execution is neat, and its principles libe ral - We discover nothing new or im portant in the perusal, except what may excite the admiration of our Military : The Congress of Colombia, duly consi dering the services which her soldiers and officers have rendered in the protection of her liberty, and the establishment of in dependence, decreed, on the 28th Janua-, ry last, in confirmation of a similar de cree on the 6th, the following salaries to all who have served from the campaign of 1816 to Feb. 1819 : To a General in Chief, §25,000; Gene ral of Division 20,000; General of Bri gade 15,000; Colonel 10,000; Lieutenant Colonel 9,000; Major 8,000; Captain 6,000; Lieutenant 4,000 ; Ensign (Subteniente) 3000; Sergeants, 1st and 2d, 1000 each; Corporal (Cabo) 700; and to a private soldier §500 per annum. If such liberal pay does not make men fight, what will ? What a clever fellow must be their Se cretary of the Treasury 1—\_City Gazette. LEXINGTON, KY. MARCH 14. a Arkansas Territory.—Robert Critten den, Esq. Secretary, who, in the absence of Governor Miller, administered the af fairs of the territory of Arkansas, has just arrived in this country, and from a con versation we had with him on the subject of the strength of that country, not the least danger is to be apprehended from the Indians. The Cherokees and Osages are at open war, but the former will only fight in open prairies on horseback, while the latter prefer the thickest woods, so that they are not likely to meet. The Cherokee,s surprised an Osage village in the absence of the warriors, in a hunting party, and made prisoners of nearly all the women and children, amounting to about ninety, some of whom were mur dered in the most shacking manner’7. The Osages have taken, in\horses and cattle, a much greater amount pf property; but the advantage in prisoners is still in favor of the Cherokees. Governor Miller or dered the latter to be at peace, but it was refused on the ground that the Cherokee nation was an independent, free people* and at liberty to wage war or make peace at pleasure. An American trader, resid* ing in the Indian country, has been mur dered by the Cherokees, and the murder ers were not given up by that nation. The government of the United States has fur nished complete armour for 200 horse men and about 800 infantry, who have been organized and prepared; besides there are about 400 men of the U. States* army stationed in the same country; a force sufficient to drive every Indian from the territory, if it should be necessary. The Cherokee tribes, on the west side of the Mississippi, are a part of the same na tion on the Tennessee river, who remov ed to the Arkansas since the year 1817. Lacoste, who was condemned in Bos ton to a fine of $3,000 and five years im prisonment, for being engaged in the slave trade, has been pardoned by the President, and the fine remitted, at the solicitation^ of Mr. Poinsett} member of Congress fromm South Carolina, who, with the pardon, sent a present of $50, to enable the crimi nal to return to his family in South Ca rolina.'—[Jf Y. Am. FOlTllENf, THE Store House lately in the occu pancy of Messrs. Morgan & Shutt, in the ware-house on the Shenandoah.— Possession may he had immediately. WILLIAM GRAHAM, f Anvil 3. s