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[is'supposed to Farrndc in C™i^^Tovernment, we Un * demand, haveWent down queries to the country regarding the state of distress, the number of the destitute, the sums subscribed by the gentry, the sums sought for by loans from the Treasury, as well as with regard to the security, and the pro bable time of repayment. This intelli gence we communicate with great satis faction. We would earnestly call the attention of our fellow-citizens to the following heart-rending details. They have been furnished by the clergy and gentry of the respective Baronies and Parishes:-— Barony of Inchiqiiin.—Three thousand six hundred and nine individuals totally destitute of provisions, and without the means of purchasing. The number will be increased to 5,000 in another month, with not the most remote prospect of re paying any thing given by way of loan. Barony of Bunratty, Parish of Phe limigh.—Five hundred and fifty-five per sons requiring immediate assistance. Se veral families living on one scanty meal in the day for the last month : many of their families in a state of starvation : seven member ') of one family confined in typhus fever, without any means of sup port. Parishes of Bunratty and Dromline= Six hundred and sixty-seven inhabitants destitute of subsistence, or the means of procuring food, of whom one half will be able to repay in harvest. Parishes of Kiljintinan and Killeely One thousand two hundred and forty se ven in absolute want of food at present, one half of whom would oe able to repay a loan. Parish of Finloy.—-Contains eight hun dred and seventeen persons, six hundred and ninety-six of whom are in absolute want of food, and if not supplied, either gratuitously or by labour, they must starve. Parish of Rinlasula.—Six hundred have applied for immediate assistance, two thirds of whom are paupers, the remain ing third able to purchase at reduced prices, and repay in harvest. Barony of ClonderalawThirteen thou sand in actual want of food and seed po tatoes/ Parishes of Kilmaley and Clonlahon.— Fifteen hundred requiring assistance; one-third in absolute want of food at pre sent : one-third of the whole able to re pay something. Union of Quin.—Three thousand six hundred individuals at present in want of food, one third only able to repay in har vest. Half Barony of Tulla.—Seven thou sand five hundred and fifty-two in abso lute want of provisions and have no means of purchasing, of whom three thou sand two hundred and thirteen would be able to repay something. Barony of Ibrickane.—Five thousand, without any means whatever of purchas ing food. This number will be consider ably increased. Baronies of Corcomroe and Barren.— Ten thousand ; this number must increase as the season advances. Clareabbey.—Eleven hundred and se venty-nine inhabitants have applied to the committee for assistance, many of whom are reduced to one meal a day for a con siderable time. On the church door of *1,: „ T)~ * u c,. 11 * _ found the Sunday previous to Easter. We j give it verbatim, and without any altera- , tion in orthography, as we consider it, ! from its simplicity, a most powerful and pathetic appeal to humanity : “ Good charitable Quality.” £< The poor Inhabitants of Clare is ac tily starving in one meal in the Day and that same a bad meal, we are in hopes ye will doe something for us out of hand, we will actily Die with hunger. If ye Dont ! luck to us out of hand as them that has a little family must Rob before The die with hunger before their face, As the are half Dead before.” In addition to the extracts above given, we have heard several instances of Wretch ed families driven to the necessity of kill ing their only cow for food, from the cries of their starving children, and having no Other means of appeasing their hunger. The typhus fever, which is generally the companion of famine, has made its ap pearance in several parts of the country. LONDON, MAY 3. Intelligence of an important character, as regards the Turkish squadron, arrived yesterday from Vienna. It was brought by an extraordinary courier, the advices being of the very recent date of the 24th ult. We learn that ah official communica tion has baen made from St. Petersburg!! 'to the Court of Vienna, indicating on the part of the Emperor the most pacific sen timents, and a perfect acquiescence in the proposals submitted to him by the me diating powers, for the purpose of pre serving the peace of Europe. The exact nature of the arrangements suggested has not transpired ; but we are assured that the message from the Cabinet of St. Pe tersburgh was in a tone so conciliatory (at a period too, when perhaps contrary sentiments were anticipated) the messen gers were immediately despatched by the Austrian Government to convey the agree able intelligence to the different Courts of Europe which have taken an interest in the negotiations. There is little doubt that a congress—the expedient so often adopted for settling the affairs af Europe —is to be resorted to on this occasion, and that the period of its assembling is nnt far distant. As the scene of its deliberations is to be some city in Italy, it is to be hoped that an amelioration of the fate of the un happy Neapolitans, equally with a dicta tion of the terms on which Turkey is to continue a European Power, will form a part of them. We have received a Dutch mail, bring ing- papers to the 5th inst. The follow ing- are extracts: ALEXANDRIA, MARCH 20. The Turkish fleet arrived here last Friday, after having landed troops at Moron and Patras. The greater part of the ships sailed into the old harbour, while a violent storm arose; the larger vessels anchored in the new harbour: but scarcely had the whole fleet entered, when the fury of the storm increased, and did great damage. A Barbary corvette strand ed on the sand banks; another ship of Tripoli had the same fate, at the entrance of the new canal of Machomondi. The storm broke the cables of the Admi ral’s ship, the Viceroy, and drove it, with another Barbary ship, against the walls of the fort, where it was dashed to pieces. A frigate, belonging to the Sultan, sunk near Rosetta, and it is feared that others of the fleet, which bad not come in may have experienced the same fate. Plis Highness the Viceroy arrived here to-day from Cairo, and has declared to the Barbary captains, that he would in demnify them for the damage which they have sustained in his harbour. For the present he has given them the frigate Africa, another smaller frigate and a brig. VIENNA, APRIL 20. For some time past it has been observ ed,#that the French ambassador, the Mar quis of Caraman, has very frequent con ferences with Prince Metternich and with Baron Stumer, who is director of the Chancery of Foreign Affairs: it is even reported that some notes have passed be tween them. The attention of the pub lic is much excited by these negociations between the cabinet of the Tuilleries and ours. APRIL 19. The Counsellor of State Tatischeff had not his audience of leave of the Emperor until this afternoon. He sets out to-mor row for Petersburgh. His mission ap pears therefore to be finished, and it is generally asserted in public, that all the difference with the Porte will be amica bly adjusted. M. de Tatischeff did not think fit to wait for the courier from Count Lutzow. It appears that the news already in his possession sufficed to de termine his departure, which had been so often announced. The Turks continue to make defensive preparations in Mol davia and Walachia. Six hundred wa gons filled with ammunition arrived in the neigiibourhood of Silistria on the 5th of April. COPENHAGEN, APRIL 27. In the memory of man there was never so much damage done by storms as in the last winter. It is calculated that about 2,000 ships and 20,000 men have perished on the several coasts of Europe, of which 250 ships and 2,500 men were lost on the Danish coast alone. FROM FRANCE. NEW-YORK, JUNE 17. By the ship Draper, from Havre, we have received from our correspondent a file of Galignani’s Paris Paper to 3d of May; the extracts from which, though not of a late date, are still of interest. JVegrofiont, an important island in the Levant, has been taken by the Greeks, after several hard fought battles, in which they were assisted by the troops of the Peloponnessus. A large sum of money sent by the Porte to Chourchid Pacha has been intercepted by the inhabitants of Longonico. The Greeks appear on all sides to be gaining ground. The provisional govern ment is removed from Argos, to Corinth, and has issued a declaration of Indepen dence, and promulgated a new Constitu tion. Corinth is the centre and key of Greece. The preparations for war between Rus -sia and Turkey are still vigorously pro gressing. Europeans at Constantinople were gradually embarking. At Constantinople an embargo has been laid on all Turkish vessels trading to the mouth of the Danube. The Russian flotilla stationed in the Danube had sailed from Ismael, and is now at Reni, at the confluence of the Pruth and Danube. Russian Pontoons, trans ported by land, were daily arriving. The Emperor Alexander was at the head quarters of the Imperial Guard at Minsk ! In Spain the Cortes has adopted the proposition to make commercial regula tions with the American Colonies, “ which had obtained their independence.” His Holiness the Pope was recruiting in health,-—Ace Adv. PROM SOUTH AMERICA. NEW YORK, JUNE IT. The fast sailing ship Crisis, Capt. Storer, arrived here on Saturday, in 44 days from Monte Video. A passen ger has obligingly furnished us with a file of Buenos Ayres papers to the last of April. It was reported at tne La Plata, tnat a boat belonging- to the Franklin 74, had been lost on the coast of Chili, and with it, a lieutenant and boat’s crew. Com. Stewart, and lady, were said to be in good health at the last accounts. Admiral Cochrane, and the fleet under his command, had sailed from Lima, for the purpose, as was conjectured, of cruis ing on the coast of Mexico, in pursuit of two Spanish Ships. The political state of Affairs at Buenos Ayres, is represented as flourishing, and the members of the government harmoni ously engaged in completing the arrange ments for the security of the Indepen dence of the country, and the establish ment of Civil Liberty. The Congress were engaged in forming a code of laws, several of which is published in a paper called the Official Register, and appear to be such as would do credit to the most enlightened government. “ Happily, says our informant, this people appear to have become tired and disgusted with those scenes of interior broils and civil commo tion which so long pen aded that delight ful region ; their present government, I think, is founded on a sure basis, the con spicuous men of which seem actuated by the best of motives, particularly Mr. Ri vadavia, the Secretary of Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs.” Mr. ■ Forbes, the American Agent, was much respected by the government and people ; there, as well as by his own countrymen, j The Banda Oriental, or Monte Viclean Province, remained in quiet possession i of the Portuguese. The Director of Paraguay continued the same system as for several months past, with the apparent design of estab lishing a distinct independence for him self. It is said this man has never been excelled by any oriental nabob. He al lows every thing to enter his province that adventurers may carry, but nothing can depart—neither money, produce, nor even the persons who have endeavored to trade with him. This system entirely de prives the other provinces of his two high ly esteemed commodities, Yerba and To bacco, which is held as their greatest luxu ries, and of which the Brazils furnish them with but an indifferent substitute. General Artigas is held a prisoner in Paraguay; a deserted convent has been granted him for a residence. FROM MEXICO. PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 19. Yesterday arrived at this port, the schooner Highlander, Capt. Gibson, from the port of Alvarado, from which place she sailed on the 28th May ; and brings of ficial intelligence from the city of Mexico to the 25th of the same month—on which day the Mexican Congress assembled in that city, and declared Don Augustine Yturbide chief of that government, with the title of Emperor. We have received a copy of the Proclamation issued on the occasion published at Mexico. It appears by the advices through this channel, that, on the receipt of the intel ligence from Spain, by the. Governor of the castle of St. Juan d’UUoa at Vera Cruz, that the treaty entered into by the Viceroy O’Donohu with General Ytur bide, at Cordova, having been declared null and void, that the Congress of Mexi co resolved that every prospect of amica ble accommodation being at an end, de termined to proclaim total separation and independence of Spain, and the ex tinction of every title to allegiance to the royal authority of Spain; and to select a chief of their own country, and Yturbide was nominated. The royal general Davilla, at St. Juan d’Ulloa, had, prior to this act, declared war against the independents, and had issued orders to all the Europeans, par ticularly the troops that had capitulated, to take up arms in support of the royal authority. In several of the provinces these orders were obeyed, and some par tial insurrections followed, but in every instance the Independents triumphed, and general tranquillity was established, Colonel Bradburn, in the service of Mexico, who is the bearer of dispatches, brings official information, that a minister would shortly leave Mexico for the U. States and in case of any delay, that Col. Cortes, now in this city, would be invest ed with full powers. Information of the President’s Message to Congress, recommending the acknow ledgment of the independence of Spanish America, had been received in Mexico on the 1st of May, by Col. Bradburn, who carried important dispatches from Col. Cortes. The news was received with ex traordinary rejoicings, illuminations, and salvos of artillery were ordered through out the citadels and cities of Mexico. By these advices we learn that bishop Mier, who had been seized and confined in St. Juan d’Ulloa, had been released. His case was made a subject of deep interest in Congress; and the royal general was notified • that -twelve Spanish o? ficers of rank should be subjected to the like treatment as he should suffer; and the officers were set apart by lot, and • their names communicated. The venera ble bishop was thereupon released and restored to his country. He was at Al varado when the ship sailed. Gen. Wilkinson was at the city of Mexico and in good health. He is en tirely silent on politics, having business which requires abstraction wholly from such affairs .—Aurora. Njfcw-YORK, JUNK 17. Earthquake.—-Capt. Smith, of the schr. Indus, informs that another severe shock of an earthquake was felt at St. Jago de Cuba on the 20th ult. which injured about half of the houses in town ; the walls, of most of them were shattered. The walls of the house belonging to the Collector of the port tumbled in, and the Collector himself was severely injured, having his leg' broken. Capt. Bourne, ©f the Hippornenes, from Curraooa, informs, that on the same day, the earthquake was felt at Arubal, a small island near Curracoa, but did not learn particulars. We also learn, from Capt. Bourne, that a Spanish frigate, brig of war Hercules, and an armed schooner, sailed four days before for Porto Cavello, intending to raise the blockade of that place.-—■Gaz. We learn, by the arrival of the schoon er Mobile, Capt. Law, arrived at Boston, from Port au Prince, that when she sailed there was a suspicious vessel of 50 tons, armed with an 18 pounder, and having a crew of 30 persons, composed of people of all nations, detained. She purported to be from Margaretta ; but no legal papers authenticating her character had been found on board. A prize taken by her had been retaken by one of the government vessels belonging to Havti, which caused her temporary detention. However, she finally obtained permission to proceed to sea, but upon a prompt representation be ing made to President Boyer, by Mr. Arm strong, American agent at Port au Prince, he ordered her back into the harbor. This order being executed, the pretended offi cers of the vessel instituted a suit against the AmericanAgent, for His in strumental ity in detaining the vessel—damages laid $10,000. She would probably remain un til some United States’ ship of war should take her into custody and carry her to America for examination. It is said that some persons recognized the vessel and part of the crew as piratical depredators. PIRACY~ANDEBRUTALITY. The brig Elizabeth, Springer, arrived at Boston, spoke on the 21st May, in lat. 29b long. 86-£, brig Aurilla, Howland, of New York from Baltimore, for New Or leans, the Captain of which communicat ed the following: “On the 15th May, about 11 A. M. the Aurilla was fired upon by two piratical schooners, armed with one nine .pounder, brass piece, two sixes, one pivot gun each, and manned with about 40 or 50 men each —off Key Sal hove to and was boarded —passengers and crew were cruelly treat ed, beat with swords and pistols, one of the passengers was hung up to the yard arm, and then dropped into the water ap parently lifeless. The vessel plundered of every thing valuable, and indeed of al most every article scarcely of any value. The passengers were robbed of all their clothing, watches, breast pins, See. except what apparel they had on when captured. The women on board wrere brutally ra vished, and the most shocking excesses commited on their bodies. After commit ting the most wasteful and indiscriminat ing plunder, -and inflicting on the crew and passengers acts of the most barbaroiu enormity and shameful induk ordered the captain to ci be off, about ten o’clo^ Brigs Hiram, of^ Fair Rhf an cm and all Au rill a wal all the papers passengers Captain H. tell in v/uh t' Ipo S! i; . k, and aft to proceed capt. H. anprchcncnl^B arrival, having no pape^H course for Key Sal, to pirates.55 OWWOO «SS®Ss»* UNION, (pA.) JUNE Distressing Calamity.—On Wednesd^ last, about ten miles southwest of this bo rough, the house and household goods or Elias Parshall were completely destroy ed by the explosion of 22 lbs. of gun powder 1 The powder, it is supposed, was set on fire by a child, not quite three years old, whose mangled parts were found in different directions ! Fortunately the re mainder of the family were at dinner on the porch ; and only two more (children) were hurt, and they not seriously. 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