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poteon “ might hivo stood against the world—Now hes he low—and none so poor to do him reverence"—Ha that ••assumed the God,” hath not only fallen from the pm nacle of his high estate,' but the degrading & abject manner, (and the despicable eir cutnsUn :es of abdication Wit i hie,) o. ids fall, while it leaves to his dark spirit no thin| but the ravines* of memory, will teach to after-warrior# end usurp srs, a les son of humility—a sem.e of “ ambiti »ns less than littleness,” #uah as was never taught before. All evil spirit as thou art, It is enough to grieve the heart, To see tlnne ovyo unstrung, . To think, that God's fair world hath been The foot stool of a thing so mean. AVo rejoice moreover, as Christians anJ philanthropists, in the special manifesta tion of that Omnipotent mercy. which edu ces good out of evil, mi l regularity out of chans We exult in the passing testimonies of the fulfilment of the word, against which the hatre 1 of infidelity has conspired in vain, and against whieh it is written that the gates of hell shall not prevail. ft is matter for fervent transport, that after all the see »os of blood and devastation which have been prolonged through so considera bleandsn fair a portion of the civilised globe, there are auspicious reasons to be lieve, that in various essential points of view, religions, moral, and political, a fa vorable change will have been eventually pro 1 r ed in the con lUion of nations ,-p-that they who have sowed in tears are about to reap in joy that in countries once famous on t ie r.dlx of gl >rv, w ioso reputation has been l*nt in thraldom, sensuality and igno rance, we may now contemplate the reno v.ation o'' a pu ■« soirit an 1 manly character, avi:b a oi-hi c relief fro n "»e worst vesti g.-s o^tyranni'-el abuse an! barbarous in to! a ran*e •,— n 1 that, withal, the pledge c>f protection is now »n el to a ri'ional *r.»l for the p y • •»! improvement and amelioration, ten ling to create i blissful milleuiu n o i earth ; of which the present deliverin'*!1* raw be regirded as the.delight ful prelude and foretaste. For in this so lemn jubilee, under all the affecting iin prossions which the occasion excites, we may, indeed, exclaim in the language of inspiration—“ Toere is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful gladness lor such as are true-hearted ” MOTE. It is proper to state th i': t\ ■ f >rr;oing do33 not .embrace all that, Mr. Thomas sa-d on fhe occasion It however embra c r th ■ w I th of Ms rentnrf, s (and is opi i l from In ’ or gin d) relative to th* great events in Europe, which have term*anted v t the d >,v ‘fill of Ini Tyrant /Sap n. Aer the londusinn of Mr Thomas's v, f* 'n Orc.il >n. hr eook a !-u;ninaus and to-rip> ■ ts:v‘‘ •• ■ in ua extemporary \ a!.l-css of half an hour's length, of the J char a -t. ■ and poll y of the miserable ersa ! tures by whose misrule,our country has t> n brought to thj brink of run and d p-<idn‘; in whith he discovered a depth i f poitt.1 • <1 research, which ice hetiew-ifew on- i <‘1 i v flfjjff possest. H e have great cause to regret that time and ci reams! an c s prevented him from r-’r-'n-,; *hc en tire Oration to writing, for puol cation. Publisher. NKW Y011K. Aug. 12. ' Upwards of 11» Cadets, from West pomt. arrived here this morning on board r f i sloop, \\ io are to be encamped for 10 days on Gove:not s island. Evtract of a letter from N'ew-London, dotal August 10, to it gentleman in this City. «• Yesterday afternoon, three sdiips and •v brig moved off Stoningtmn, and it is said dem uided a surrender of the place, or an agreement that no opposition should be made to their destroying the shipping, un der penalty of the town being laid in ashes. The proposition was promptly re "pvted An express arrived about 3, with this aformaiion About 9, the firing com mon red with rockets and bombs, and con tinued until 1—commenced again at 5 or tj, and was kept up from the brig until 9 of 10 this morning when the brig hauled of it is said mac . injured. It is also said ta bailing were much injured, but none ot them destroyed I’ostscript to a lett.r from Nezc IJaven, d 1 tel on Wttinesday. We have -orue opareliensions that N. I Londo i is taken, from the a ; ruber of large 1 thtps oiTK^t evening, and the tremendous heavy firing. Our Correspondent at Now London, savs, “ Gojntnod >re Hardy sent in a tiig to de r.i'uv! a sarrendev of the f.>rt and town, in halt' mi !io ir, or lie would destroy the town i ie commander of the little garrison re i turned n answer to the connivd-ie, “ that l.e w mid not give it up so long as he l*ad. j ^ ‘ a man to tiie a gun ; he had not got ' ; f to </ ;! with " They sent over! fct l or 2 oVlo-ii in the morning for am mu* I Iii>'.on as t ,ev had bu* a few rounds left. ” 'i e alarm at New London was great, as the tiring was in the night ; t io rockets I run! snells plainly seen, and the militia ail a lively repining to their posts, expecting an attack there We hear nothing of an)' attack on Saybrook, and presume there has not been any, notwith star, crag the r v. ir-- ( of a vij.it from the enemy to that post. Columbian. PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE. New London, Aug. 10. “ Toe country here is much alarmed. Tne miiitia are inarching, a brigade hav ing been ordered immediately to this place, i saw some of the companies ; they appear ed to be :n high spirits, and determined to defend the Un i of steady habits to the last; they continued to come throngh the wood# till 8 o'clock this morning. 1 heard the guns throughout last nignt. It was the bombardment of Stonington. I *aw a gen tium in who came from Stonmgto®, who in J formed me that the people thtfre tiad made a gallant defence. Tne force ol tne enemy is one 7V. two frigates and a brig; the enemy threw many hundred rockets, most . of them overreached the town, but some of them fire to the houses, which were much (1 imaged. Many buildings were des- | troyed by toe shot. i understand no shells j were thrown. A Britis i barge in attempt ing to approach the shore was sunk by a i shot from one of the 18 pounders and ad on hoard perished Frequent attentat s were made to land, by the British in mar ges, but they were always successfully re pelled bv the gallant yankees. T .e force at Stonington is but (wo 18 s ; having fir-i ed all last night, their ammunition became expended and teamsutarted from this place this forenoon at 11, to carry powder and ball. The next attack is supposed will be here The people seem to be much alarmed, ex presses arc living in every direction to give notice of the enemy. The defence of Ston-I ington is allowed to be the most gallant affair that has happened during the war.— Three or 1 of the inhabitants were wounded by the siiot but no person kilMd. T.ie ex pedition is commanded by Com Hardy.— Four or five horses were killed. They ex peet this night there will be hot vvoik; however preparations are making for the worst. ” E. Post. Postscript ts the V .T Lon&m Gaze,tie, uf IV: dries J n/ THE ENEMY AT STONINGTON. , At 8 o’clock last evening, (after this pa per was p A to pu s) an express arrived at: Gan. Ou.s'iiu he 1 quarters, front Stoir in pon ; with info, .nation that two frigate* and ii brig, had arrived in that harbour, and demanded the surrender of the town, or that it should be laid in >t' hes ; to which ! demand an answer was gite.u that tho in ; Ii ibitants would defend their lire sides with their lives At tho request of Gen Cush ing, Gen Yi kliam- ordered out the 8th and ! oOtn regiments for t!\e defence of that 1 town. Congreve flake's were fired on ! ■bore during rhe night, without injury ;| and ties in urn j»g at sun use, a c ion . tde co-nmc i ej, and still contin ics at 6 o'clock. Tiie militia have collected in such force as to prevent a landing, hut we fear the place will be nearly destroyed, as the ene my are lying within half gun shot, and our onlv df*ence is two long 13 pounders. The expedition is commanded by Com. Hardy. An express was received at New London on Wednesday, with information that the British brig Nimrod, was onshore, ifcueb cut to pieces. FURTHER FROM S TONINGTON. By an intelligent passenger who arrived l.i last night's stage from New Haven, we learn that the British off Stonington, on the morning of the lOlh inst sent m a flag of truce uem tnding a surrender of the town, giving the inhabitants till 2 o’clock to deside. Finding their demaud not acceded t.», the enemy commenced an attack by bombard ing, which was continued through the night. The brig Nimrod was considerably in jured, several shot having gone through b«»c A barge full of men was sunk. Three of our militia were wounded. On the morning of the 11th, finding their attack unsuccessful, the enemy departed. The report of the taking of Saybrook, is believed to be in :orrect, as there was n i account of it at New Haven yesterday morning. Gazette. NEW YORK, Aug. Id. tiie ENEMY HE IN roue ED * Reinforcements have arrived in the r mouth of Long Eland Sound. Our inform ant counted, on Sunday, in Gardner’s Bay, j ~ ninety -on ships, d seventy fours. 1- frig.! ate.-, and 1 brig—total 11 sail. Other ac : counts increase the number, by small ves sel to 15 sail in that neighborhood and off’, New London. Tnere was no transports, or troops on board the shipping, the crews ot which were sickly, and were to be land ed on Montauk Point, it was said, to the number of 500 or 600, to recover and re cruit. Whether the ships were direct from j Europe, or gathered from other parts of our coast, was not known. I Montauk is common pasture for about J500 cattle, 1100 sheep, and 200 horses, belonging to fi e citizens of E. Hampton, and would furn ish refreshment for the well as wall as the rick, if not removed bv the owners ] CA. The amor patriae now animates all elas ses of our citizens, and it is pleasing to wit ness with what alacrity they are volunteer ing thoir labour tor the construction of the piojected works of defence. Men of the \ , i;_a the humblest circle*—the ' hard • labourer and the mechanic—the j tradesman, whote roughest labor lias been in shifting silks and lawns from the shelf to the coun'er—and the young beau, whose soft hands have seldom been bared but to hand a lady to her carriage, or lead a fair damsel down the mazy dance *eli ; cheerfully suspend their business or their amusements, seize the bar, the pick-y.e and the spade, and join with as much ardor m the toil, as though they had been veter ans with liustavus Vasa in the mines of Dalecarlia. The work so effectually commenced on Tuesday, by capt. Bremner’s company and ■i number of volunteers, will progress daily by voluntary labor. Several associations have already tendered their services ; and ward meetings are called for the purpose of devising systematic means by which individuals can contribute mure etrectually to the general exertions. Among those who deserve credit lor the exemplary man ner in which they have ste.pt forward on this occasion, are the Journeymen ( abinet makers, who olfercd their services in a body, and were yesterday employed in throwing up the entrenchments on Brook, lyn Heights, which we trust will prove a wall of safety, and long remain a inonu incut of the patriotism of our citizens. ^ ■ibid. Commodore Decatur—It is with great pleasure we learn, that the gallant Com. Docatur has been directed by the Secreta ry of the. Navy to take command of all the naval force in this harbor and to remain here for its defence He has under him upwards of 1000 hardy seamen, well ac quainted with artillery duty, who will be employed with the other troops in manning our numerous forts and other defences. We j hasten to announce this fact as one calcu ] lated as much as almost any thing that could occur to inspire an universal eunti deuce. Where is the American sailor in, this city that would not hasten to place himself under this accomplished officer? W here is the soldier or citizen who will not j be inspired with additional ardor and cour age from knowing that Decatur and his gallant tr.rs will share with them in the. honor of defending this city ? Com. Adv. Albany Register O Tree. ? August 11.1811 S The Western mail of last evening fur nishes the following information : from Ike Buffalo Gaze*te} Extra of Au gust 5. It is with pleasure we announce a bril liant affair to our readers. On Wednesday morning last, the enemy crossed the Niagara river, below Squaw Is land, one mile below Black Rock, with a force said to he. rising iOOJ regulars, under heut col. Tu :ker. They approached Black R"-k, and were met at the Conjocketa creek, before day light, by major Morgan, with less than 300 riflemen ; apart of the enemy crossed the bridge over the creek, but were repulsed, and the bridge taken up. The firing continued nearly three : hours, when the enemy finding every effort to cross the creek unavailing, he recrossed the river. During the action the enemy threw a number of shot and shells across the ti-] ver. The loss of the enemy must have been rising 50 killed, wounded and missing. Se veral were found dead, and there were ap pearances of a number of bodies having been taken away, during the battle ; 6 pri soners taken and 3 deserted. Our loss was 2 killed and 0 or 7 wounded ; among whom were captain Hamilton and lieut. M Intosh, dangerously, and heut. Wadsworth, severe *y III this action major Morgan and his corps have covered themselves with honor. The major has been joined by captain Birdsall, with 150 riflemen, -unce the ac tion. ^ The enemy having been d appointed in gaining Buffalo, between ud 3 o’clock in the afternoon made a incut on our position at Fort Erie. They opened a fire on the Fort, from a largo piece of artillery placed on the point about a mile below, 1 which was answered from the Fort and a schooner in the harbor. The enemy at tacked our piquets with a large force, and marched into the open ground in rear of! the fort, and commenced a heavy tire of! musketry which was warmly returned, and j a brisk discharge from several pieces of ar- j tillery, soon compelled him to retreat in great contusion, leaving a number of his men on the field, as the price of his teme ! rity. The actual loss of the enemy we have not ascertained. We had a few wounded. LATEST THOM THE NIAGARA. From our Correspondent at Utica, Au gust 4. In this evening’s stags arried two of the British captains taken at the battle at Bridgewater, and Capt. -, of onr army. Capt.-was sick with the measles, and riot in the battle at Bridgewater, which he statca to have heen a9 sanguinary as here tofore represented, and the British loss much greater than ours. Captain Kinne, son ot Mr. Newcomb Kinne of Norwich. (Con) was among our slain. Capt. states, that he met Gen Gaines at Canan j daigua, on liis way to assume the command ' of the army, which was ?o far from being in danger ol surrendering to the enemy, that no intention of recvossing tire Niagara existed ; that the army had received rein forcements since the last battle, equal to the number lost in that engagement. Ti.e armed vessels which lately arrived from Erie, (Pa; remained at Bufi'alo. General Brown was in good spirits, and intenced to resume tire command of the forces, as soon as his wounds would permit. Capt. A Spencer, jr. was living when capt. left Buffalo. Gen. Riall was at Buffalo, but about 200 British prisoners were on their march for Greenbush. Notwithstanding the number of brave men who had fallen in the two battle*, the spirit of the troops was rather elevated than depressed. PLATTSBURGH, Augusts. During the last five days many of our troops h .ve left their Cantonment, at this place, and joined the other troops com manded by Gen. Izard, at Champlain.— The ob ject of this movement is not distinct ! iy understood, but there ate intimations I ( we think) of an intention ro attack the ene I my'a position at La Cole. COAST OF NEW JERSEY. From Freehold, New-Jcrsty, August 8. The presnt force of the enemy off the coast of Monmouth, consists of two frigates, tlie Niemon and Narcissus- We are credi bly informed, that they do not land, hut have occasionally chased gchrs. and other 1 trading vessels on shore. They have in no instance molested the Fishermen, who pursue their usual avocations in perfect se curity around them. WASHINGTON CITY, August 12. There ivas no mail received from Buffa lo yesterday by the Express. It is stated that the rider on the extreme stage of the line has disappeared, in whftt manner not ' known, and no traces have been discover* I ed of him or the mail. It is owing to this circumstance probably, that we have re ceived no further report of Gen. Brown » late battle. Letters as late as the 5th inst. bave, however, been received from Presqu' Isle, ! through which we derive the following in telligence : Erie, (Penn) Augusts. This moment the captain of a small trad | in.; vessel, which sailed from Buffalo at 2 1 o'clock A. M. yesterday, came on chore*—. lie confirms the information of an attack on Fort Erie by the British ; and adds, that after heavy cannonading for t wo hours, the enemy were repulsed at all points, and left the ground before night; no damage sustained on our part—that of the enemy not known Two soldiers who crossed to Buffalo a Tier the action, stated that “the enemy were cut to pieces—driven at all j points, and cur troops ib the highest spir 1 its. It was generally believed the attack was supported by nearly the whole force of the enemy on the peninsula. WASHINGTON CITY. August 13. A volunteer corps of between sixty and severity dragoons, from Frederick and Washington couttieg, under the command of Major Cook, parsed through this city yesterday to the rendezvous at Bladens burgh. They were well mounted and e quipped, and form a part of the troops cal led out for the defence of this district and the country below. A detachment of about 300 men, under Col. Gettings, from Mont gomery county, have likewise reached Jiladensburgh where a large, and we trust , efficient, force will soon be assembled. ALEXANDRIA, August 12. A friend has favored us with the perusal of a letter dated Kinsale, Aug. 7. which stales, that the enemy came up to Kinsale on the 3d and destroyed all the buildings and vessels at that place except one echr. 1 an>l a whale boat, which they carried off. t They al so destroyed every vessel inside the mouth ofYeocomico. They were oppoged in their landing by capt. Henderson's com pany of militia, which was finally obliged to retreat after Laving one man killed — Several dead bodies of the enemy h*ve floated ashore since the engagement. The enemy's fleet got under weigh on the Cth and proceeded down as far as Core. [ Herald. RICHMOND, Va. August 10. FIRE!—About ten o’clock last night, the inhabitants of this city were roused sud denly by a general cry of Fire ! The alarm was goon Discovered to proceed from no trifling cause. The stable belonging to the house occupied by Joseph Marx, Esq. (formerly the residence of the late Mr. Thomas Gilliat, and ornamented by him with a variety of handsome improvements,) was perceived to be in flames. Being siiuated on the brow of Shockce Hill, near the Governor’s, the bright blaze produced by the burning hay was vividly reflected from the south east side of the Capitol on which it shone, and speedily attracted to the spot a vast concourse of pieople. The spectacle to the inhabitants of Manchester, from the elevated and conspicuous situation of the tire, must have been awfully inter esting. The whole of the buildings being of wood, and there being no tit e hboku ready to pull down the stable or first wing, the entire mass was rapidly consumed.— No lives were lost.