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AND ADVERTISER. PUBLISHED ON Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays9 BY SAMUEL SNOWDEN, ROYAL-STREET, ALEXANDRIA. AT g5 PER ANNUM. TUESDAY MORNING, DEC. 24. 7o the Freeholders of Loudoun and Fair fax* Mr. Fitzhugh’s term ot service in tbe Sule Senate will expire at the close ot its next session, and as he has declined a re election, l atn induced to offer myself as a candidate to represent you in that branch ot our Legislature. An extensive person al acquaintance in Loudoun and j airtax, iortued during a long residence in each, a promise of cordial support from many freeholders, and a wish to be honored with tbe couhdence of my teilovv citizens, are 4he reasons which Shave urged me* to a'i your suffrages at the approaching elec WM. M. McCARTY. Leesburg, Nov. 12, 1822. NAVAL EXPEDITION. Baltimore, D«c. 23—We understand •that Coin. Porter arrived here on Thursday evening last, and has already, before he was known to be in the city, purchased and sent off to Norfolk the whole squadron of light vessels intended for service against the Pirates in the West Indies, and has proceeded to the north in search of a suitable steam vessel. But it is painful to apprehend that the amount to which he is restricted—say D20,000, is by no means adequate to that object. [American. VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. Richmond, Dec 19—The house pro ceeded yesterday, by joint ballot with the ‘Senate, to execute the joint order ot the day, viz the election of a senator of the United States in the rqom of James Plea sants, jr. esq. elected poveinor. Colonel John Taylor ot Caroline iwas £ut in nomination by Metsrs. Bernard, oyall, Gordon and Epps: Gen. Henry Tucker, by Messrs. Page and Baldwin: and Mr. John Tyler by Messrs. Miller ot Goochland, and Garland. After much speaking, tbe election took place, and the ballot stood thus: for Taylor lit, Tuc ker 81, and Tyler 22. So Col. Taylor having a majority of the whole, was de clared duly elected* From ikeJ National GaztUc. LATEST FROM EUROPE By the ship Factor, capt. Sheed, ar rived at this port from Liverpool, whence she sailed on the 30th October, we have received Liverpool papers to the 29th, and London to the 28th of the same month, inclusive. They afford no positive intelligence of moment. It will be seen, by the extracts which we sub join, that the Greek insurrection wore «till an encouraging aspect. The fall of the French stocks is important in the cause to which it is ascribed, the ill* ness of Louis XVIII* Ilis death would be attended with serious embarrass ments for the congress of Verona. No official intelligence had been received at London from that Congress. The London Courier appears to give credit to the Paris article which makes the Emperor Alexander hold a new and strong language as regards the Turks. That paper of the 24th October, denies that “England is seeking to secure to itself the exclusive trade with Spain and her former coloniesbut adds— ‘‘At the same time there is no Go* vernment, nor any Statesman, in Eu rope, who is not convinced, that the po licy of Spain is to do that which seems to be dictated by sound wisdom and prudence, to acknowledge that which she has not the means of preventing —the complete independence of her A merican colonies. We have proved, <Sc she would prove, that such an indepen dence would strengthen, rather than, weaken, her resources and prosperity at home.” This language is diametrically oppo :§ite to that which the Courier has held j oq the same subject, within the las* 42 months. The palinode, as well as the new conviction of every government and every statesman in Europe, may be ascribed chiefly to the recognition of. the Spanish American States by our ; government. The accounts from the North of Spain are contradictory. Advices froimthe •Southof France, stated that the Spa nish constitutionalists were pushing with great activity, ther preparations for expelling the Royalists, it was thought that the Constitutional army in Catalonia, would amount to 50,000 elective men, before the end of Octo ber. The London Morning Chronicle of the 26ch of Oct.; says—“The Turks -are now driving once more from the Peloponnesus aud they have been beaten in & variety of engagements.” The Morning Chronicle contains a series of long letters from ‘‘The Ghost of the Marquess of Londonderry to the Right Hon. George Canning.” From the Courier, Oct. 28. We alluded lately to a Decree of the Portuguese Cortes, inviting speculative Legislators to devise a Civil Code of Laws for that regenerated country._ We now lay before our readers the terms of this Decree; and we must say,|h the prize it offers is a templing one. DECREE. ‘The King has published the follow ing ~ ** Tub CoarTBS, —Considering the urgent necessity at the presentjmo^ ment of proceeding to the formation of a new civil Code, &.c. •»lt was proposed and is resolved, to give a reward to the individual who. before the 1st |December, 1624, shall present the best project of a civil code for Portugal. The decision to be made by live persons to be appoiuted by the Cortes, in the first instance, and after wards to be revised by the Cortes whose determination shall fix the claim to the prize. “The prize shall be 30,000 golden crusades, payable in 20 years, and 600, 000 reas of annual revenue to be ap plied to this purpose; also a medal of the value of 50,000 reas. “The unsuccessful candidates shall be rewarded according to the recom mendation of the Cortes.” VVe regret to learn from the Irish papers received this morning, that the system of outrage still continues in the counties of Cork, Limerick, Carlow, Westmeath,and Leitrim. The follow ing remarks upon this subject are from the Dublin Evening Post of Tuesday last:—‘The accounts from the South of Ireland, since Saturday, are of a very unpleasant nature. Though the King's counsel are sitting at Special Sessions in Limerick and Cork, the work of destruction goes on as actively, almost as at any period during t .e last winter or spring. The infatuated and desperate peasantry are again collect IDO- arms; and again have the gentry, who were not able to remove to towns or to the capital, called upon the Go vernment for ass staiKe. But what can the government do more than it hai done?5' From the London Morning Chronicle, of October 26. Accounts havethis morning been re ceived from Greece of the most satis factory nature On the 24th of Sept, the Castle of Corinth surrendered to the Christians, and by this achievement the Morea has been again liberated from the Barbarians. This event will be considered important in history, be cause it has been preceded by the most brilliant successes on the part of the Greeks. The Turkish fleet, after the lo§8 4>t six ships which they sustained in action, with the Grecian navy, attempted in vain to gain the Dardanelles, and were forced back into the haven of Napoli di Romania, where the Greeks had assem bled all their forces round them. The j situation of the barbarians was highly : critical, for they were hourly exposedto an attack, and their destruction was ex tremely probable, for the Greeks recol* ; lecting the bloody scenes at Scio and Cyprus, were filled with the most de termined purpose of revenge, particu larly the islanders. London, Oct. 27.—'Thursday’s Pa* ris papers, which arrived yesterday, furnish no in veil gence of any impor tance from the Spanish frontier. The contending parties had not met, and ap pearances indicate that a decisive bat tle is not soon likely to be fought. Mi na’s policy seems rather to bo directed to prevent the troops of the Regency from extending themselves, and to shut them up in a part of the country where subsistence is difficult. If the follow ing extract of a letter rom Bayonne mav be credited, distrust and disaflec tionalready reign in the ranks of the Army of the Faith, and indicate its dis solution to be near at hand, without a defeat from the opponent?. Bayonne, Oct. 17.—-Col. Cabre, commander of the troops of the Faith in Navarre, arrived yesterday evening with several of the officers who had been under his orders. They had been abandoned by their soldiers, and pur sued in all directions by the Constitu tional troops. Gen. Eguia has commis sioned twelve officers to set out from Bayonne and attempt to rally the fugi» tives, but as the intelligence trom fct* Jean-Pied-de Port announces thatthoso who have not returned to their homeo luive taken re'uge in the French terri tory, they will uot be able to re-unite them without foreign aid. On the 14th it was estimated that at St. Jean Pied de port, Lecumberry and the neighbor hood, there were 500 or 600 of these fugitives, and the municipal bodies had 9 pplied for instructions tojsupenoi autho rity,in what manner they were to be disposed of, The fort of 1«ati, on 16th, was only occupied by about 50 men, and the Constitutionalists vvouldjproba bly soon become masters ot it. A letter in these papers from Semlin. atiirms that the Divan has at length de termined to announce publicly the e*» vacuation of the Morea by the Turkish troops, but to attribute it solely to the failure of piovisions, arising from the exhausted state of the country. Letters from /ante of the 14th ult. given in the foreign papers, fully con firm the previous reports of the suc cesses of the Greeks in the Morea., The Turks after being defeated in tho "plains of Argos, by f’olcotroni, on the , 23d of July, and at the defile of Trete, j on the 2lth and 25th, entrenched them-* ! selves at St. George’s, where they re- j ceived reinforcements from Patrassand i Lepanto. The Greek army was, in the mean time, increased by volunteers i from all quarters to 25ooo men ; and they occupied all the passes leading to- i wards the isthmus. On the 6th and 7th * of August, the Turks sought to force a ’ passage upon Corinth* In the engage- v ment ©f the 6th they were attacked up-? on all points, and repulsed with great l loss j ia the battle of the 7lb, which. was very bloody, 3ooo Turks perished upon the held of battle; the genertl in chief, Ali Pacha, forme, iy grand vizier, was among the number. Mahmud Dramali, (native of Drama,) Pasha ot Thessaly, was made prisoner, with se veral Beys of the province, and of Ma cedonia. The rest of the Turkish ar« my dispersed itself upon three different points. A corps of about 25oo men gained the high road to Corinth, where they were pursued. Another corps of 2ooo men took flight towards Ilagion Oros, from whence they sought by a desperate effort, to regain the road to Napoli di Romania; but surprised by Nicitas, near Berbati, it was cut in pie ces, a very small number throwing themselves into the mountains, whence they eventually reached Corinth. A third corps, the mo6t considerable of all, and composed principally of Alba nians, was unable, from its desperate situation, to take any other course th n to precipitate itself on the route leading to Tripolitza ; overtaken in its flight between Agladocampes and the lake of Lerne, it was attacked, and left on the place more than 1C00 men ; the rest sur rendered at discretion. In the number ol prisoners was Aii Pacha, native of Napoli di Romania, ami Vizier ot Traccala, and Aslan Deuza, a very enterprising Alba nian chief. The Turks in Caud a have also sustained several defeats, and have been compelled to shut themselves up in the fortresses. Account from Constantinople confirm th' reports of a naval battle being lour.t between the Turks and the. Greeks, in which the latter were victorious, and cap tured six of the Turkish vessels. The Freuch papers contain a curious note, dated August 27, and said to have been presented to the government ot the Sublime Porte, by the British ambassador, Lord Stranglord.— This note complains that several British subjects have claims upon the property ot the Greeks, who have fled from the fear of massacre. These claims the l urks will not liqui date, because, according to the Mahome tan laws, a man’s property cannot be made answerable for bis debts, unieas bim selt be present to admit the justice ot the demands. “ Therefore,” says the British diplomatist to the court to which he is ac credited, li recall these fugitive indebted Greeks to their homes that my country wen may ne paid. Frontiers of Moldavia, Oct. 5.— l be last letters from Odessa confirm the ac count that Selim Pacha, with 15,000 men, had gone over to the Persians ; that seve ral severe actions ensued, in which the Turks were totally defeated, and lost all their artillery. The plague has made some progress in the course of the two last weeks, particu larly in the vilages boidering on the ca nal, and among the troops encamped near Bujukdere* Bara and G lata are not quite free from it, but no case lias yet appeared in*tbe hospitals £ _ Congress of the United States. SEVENTEENTH t ONGRF.SS—c2d SESSION. THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1822. IN SENATE. Mr* Ruggles, from the committee of Claims, made an untavorahle report on the petition of'Rebecca Hodgson (who prays that interest may be granted to her, on the long standing claim which was aT lowed to her by an act ot last sesion;)and the report was read and agreed to. In courtsey to Mr, Barbour,i(who being in the minority yesterday on the question, of course could not make the motion,) Mr. Ruggles moved a reconsideration ot the vote by which the report ot the committee of Claims unfavorable to the petition of Jos. Janney was agreed to ; and the re consideration was agreed to, leaving the question open to future decision. [Mr. Janney prays compensation for buildings and other property destroyed by the ene my, during the late war, in consequence ot its occupancy by militia The resolutions submitted yesterday by Mr Williams of Tennessee,and Mr. Ware respectively, were severalb’ taken up and agreed to. , . . The following resolution, submitted yes terday by Mr. King, of Alabama, was ta ken up. Resolved, That the committee on the Judi ciary be instructed to inquire into the expcdien. cv of allowing to the state of Alabama three re presentatives in conformity with the second section of the act, entitled “An act for the ap portionment of representatives among the seve ral states according to the foul th census.” Mr. K. read to the Senate the section referred t<;,and adverted to the addit.onal return that had been made from Alabama to show the propriety ol the proposed in quiry. . The resolutian wag agreed to. Mr. R, M. Johnson,Jof Kentucky, sub mitted the following lor consideration : Resolved, That the committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expe diency of erecting a national armory on the western waters. The bill concerning the lands to be granted to the state of Missouri for the purposes ot education, and other public uses, was considered in committee of the whole, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. , 0 , The bill for the relief of Jacob Babbit, of Rhode Island, [to release to him lour yeaj3 interest on two custom house bonds, given for duties on certain sugars destroy ed by a storm and an inundation in Sept. 1815, provided be pay the principal of said bonds.] was examined in committee o( the whole, end ordered lo be engrossed for a third reading. Tbe senate took up, in committee of the whole, the bill for tbe relief of Walley ; and Foster, [authorising the issue to them of certain certificates of debenture, which j are withheld by reason of an accidental legal informality.] Mr. Lloyd, ot Mass, explained the cir cumstances of the case, and the ground on which the petitioners were entitled to re lief, and (tie bill w as ordered to be en grossed for a third reading The bill for the relief of John Byer3 was next taken up [This bill proposes to allow to the petitioner the difference between the par value ot moneys advan ced by the government and such as were expended by him in the supply ot rations in Connecticut, 4 c. from June, 181*4, to May, It 16, and confining the allowance to the actual loss in exchange. On this bill a pretty w ide debate took place, embracing the general question ot the equity ot indemnity lor losses incurred in time of war ; the circumstances ot this paiticular case tojustily its being made an exception to the customary rules, &c. &c. j Messrs. Ruggles, Holmes, ot Maine, Mor- j ril, Lanman, Brown, oi Ohio, Brown, ot Louisiana, Van Buren,and Chandler, took part in the debate ; but, before any ques tion was taken on it, the bill ;vas laid over to Monday, for the purpose ol having the report ol the committee printed* The Senate then adjourned. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES♦ Among the petitions this clay presented, Mr Stewart presented one from sundry in habitants of the state ot Pennsylvania, praying lor the aid and patronage ol Con gress in a plan for the improvement ot the navigation ol the river Potomac, from tide-water to Cumberland, in the state ot Maryland ; which was referred to the committee on Hoads and Canals. Mr Alex. Smyth, from the Joint Libra ry committee, made »he toilowing report : The committee of the Librar y, to whom was referred the letter of George VV. Lrving, Lsq. accompanying a collection ot medals, have had the same under consideration, and submit the following report : Resolved, That the speaker be directed to express to George VV. Lrving, L»q. the thanks of this house, for the liberal donation of French and American medals, made by him to Con gress, for the use ol the National Library. The report being read, theque-tion was taken to concur in the resolution therein submitted, and parsed in the affirmative, unanimously. The house having taken up the resolu tion yesterday moved by Mr. Johnston, ol Louisiana, requesting the Secretary ot Stale to communicate certain iuloimation respecting the territory at the mouib ol Columbia River— Mr. Colden suggested that the letter ot Mr. Prevost bad been already published. Mr. Johnston, of Lou said, tie was a ■ ware the letter was published. The infor mation in that letter was not a mateiial . part of the resolution. It might he dis pensed with, though it was desirable to ! lay ail the information on the subject be* fore the house together. He said, the Bri ' tist North West Company had extended j their trade through Canada, to the west ! ward of the Kocky Mountains, so that it ; had been necessary to supply their lacto ne5* by the Pacific. The got-ds Lad been usually sent to Boston, aud then shipped . to the mouth of the Columbia, and ‘hence j to their factories. It was genially under ! Blood, that, about the rrf3r 1814. ti e pro* ■ prietors (our cib^ns) made an arrange ment with tbe North We«i Company, by which they s.ecame possessed ot the esta blishment, and through that channel their factories are now supplied. He wished to know the nature and character ot this ar rangement ; what sort of possession they had obtained ; and what measure was ne cessary to assert our claim to the country Mr. Floyd moved so to alter the resolu tion as to address the enquiry to the Pie* aident of the United States, 'nstead ot the Secretary of State* Mr. Johnston assented to this amend ment, and, after some debate, the resolu tion, as amended, was agreed to. The house then took up the resolution yesterday laid on the table, calling on the President of the United States lor inlor mation what steps had been taken by the Executive to carry into effect the act ol the last session, to abolish the Indiau Tra ding Establishment. Mr. Mallary suggested, that the Presi dent, in his message to the two houses of Congress, stated that measures had been taken to carry that act into execution; and that, when the information should be re ceived of tbe manner of its execution, lie would transmit it to Congress. Mr. M. doubted, under these circumstances, the propriety ot passing the resolution. On motion, the resolve was laid on tbe table ; but, subsequently. On motion of Mr. Metcalfe, tbe resolu tion was again taken up. and, on bis re presentation that its passage w* uld facili tate the dischaige of the duties of the com mittee on Indian Affairs, by procuring lor it such information as may be at this^ime received, without waiting until tbe whole should be received, the resolution was PASSED. Oil motion of Mr. Keia,ot utorgia, me report of a committee of the last se-sion, adverse to the Jong standing: claim ol the Georgia militia, for services rendered in 179?, *3 and ’4, and the report adverse to j the petition of Gen. Thomas Glasscock^ were taken up, and referred to a commit tee ot the whole. Mr, Little, in moving the following re so!•.tion, said, that it was represented to him that the relief intended to be afforded to sick and disabled seaman, by the laws of the United States, was not now afford ed in all cases. Whether this was owing to a detect in the law, or to a deficiency ot funds, he knew not. Certa'n it was, the fact was so ; and, deeming it a proper sub ject for inquiry, h« moved the adoption of the following : Kesohrd, That the committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the laws us will more effectually afford relief to sick and disabled seamen. The resolution was agreed to. Mr. Trimble submitted lor consideration the following resolution : Jiesolved, That the President of the United States be requested to inform this house what appropriations will be required to enable him to fortify Thompson’s Island, usually c. \ed Key West ; and whether a naval depot esta blished at that island, protected by fortifica tions, will not afford facilities in defending the commerce of the states, and in clearing the Gulf of Mexico and the adjacent seas, of pi rates. This resolution lies on the table one day, according to the rules. On motion of Mr. Colden, ot N. *oik, it was lleaoUcu. 1 hat the 0011)11,11160 ©n Nay j fairs be instructed to inquire into the .... cucy of continuing to the widow and ch./u r, the late capt. Jan es Lawrence, of the t s iNavy, the pensions heretofore allowed to lh|., ‘ On motion of Jir. Rle.ier, the report i the Committee ot claims, on the uetiti . of Andrew, Battle, km' leconunK to that committee. ” On motion of Mr. Cannon, the bi'l i provide for disciplining the militia 0| ,J United States, now lying crt the t5fco was referred tu a committee of the w < * bouse on the state ot the Union. ^ The House then proceeded t0 the R,,i of the Orders 0! the day. The 'f ject was .he hill" to aLolish impriso ! n.ent tor debt which was recoirmijulj to a select committee. 41 5 The bill for making a road from thP \y. ami ot Lake Erie to the Connecticut \\ seive, was lor some time in committee of the whole, Mr. Little in the chair br w as deterred to another day until the n port accompanying the bill could be nri't* ed, * 1 The bi.l se coring to mechanics aP(] 0. thers in the District of Columbia, pay. n.ent for materials and labor employe ,,"1 building, passed through a committee of the whole, Mr. Dwight in the chair; ail} was amended, on motion ot Mr. Lat’hroj so as to require the contract, coi.siitulu,^ the iien on the property, to be in wriiir^ and recoided in the Clerk’s office of the Circuit Court before the completion ol tiie building. Thus amended, the bill wasor dered to be engrossed and read a third time on Monday next, by a vote cl 65 to 40 Several bilb were passed over without any one calling them up, among which was the bill to enable the people of the District ot Columbia to form a frame cf government, Lc. ADDITIONAL JUDGE OF MICHIGAN, The House then, on motion of Mr. bib. ley, resolved itself into a comnm'.te c! the whole. Mr. Wood in the chair, on the hill to provide for an additional Judge in the territory of Michigan. On the details ol the bilk (the general necessity tor which was fully explained by Mr. Sibley,) some debate arose be tween Mr. Sibley and Mr Cook. Mr. Cook moved to strike oui a proviso in the bill, which i9 in the following words: “ That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to give cognizance to the coint hereby established, cf cases of admiralitv and maritime jurisdiction, nor of cases wherein the United States shall be plaintifis.” The motion to strike out this proviso was decided in the negative. After some small amendment, The committee rose and sported the I bill to the House ; and the question bein,r on ordering the a third reading— Mr. K««Uft stated bis objections to the hill, whrh were, fir-i, that the other jud ge-' of the Territory, now three in number, ought to be compelled to discharge the ! duties proposed now to be conferred on this fourth Judge ; and that the poweisof ! this Judge wore to be different from those j of the other Judges of the territory* Mr. McCoy was not satisfied that this ! bill ought to pass. If it passed at all, be : wasol opinion with Mr. Cook, that officet* ! should be appointed to constitute a com* piete court. For the present be moved | that the bill do lie on the table. J This motion be withdr* w, to allow of a i motion lor recommitment ol the bill to he I made. Or this motion a debate took place, in I which the recommitment was advocate! by Mr. Little, and opposed by M-w-. Sibley, N^illiams.olN C. Golden 1’luoi* i er, of N. H and J S. Johnston The recommitment was supported oa the ground «la necessity for further in quiry, and a!so on the objection to untie* , cessarily multiplying public offices. The recommitment was opposed on the ground that the case in contemplation ot the bill was one which imperiously requi red a remedy—the people ol the country now suffering from the want ot a court, ! had at present to travel some one thoLsacu miles, soire 600, some 400, 4 c* to Dtp j troit. where tb* Supreme Court now ho.us ! its sessions, which was such a denial «stn amount to a refusal ot justice, 4*c. The Lill was not recommitted, hut was finally ordered to be engrossed and reau a third time to-morrow, On motion of Mr- McLane, the hi..: concerning the collection of the revenue, &c. passed over this morning, weie n stated in their place in the Gruel* d !iitf Day • The House then resolved itsell ‘f*:0 ; committee of the whoU on that suijt-c, Mr* Edwards in the chair* No debaie or objection being niaur - the bill to make peipelual the act ol ue 3d March, 181 5, for regulating !k * UfeC; tion of the duties on import?, i( was t‘ ported to the House, and ordered to he e grossed and read a third tinie to-m°rrcW ’ Ar.d the House adjourned. MARINE LIST,; r\ n PORT OP JiLJLA.JiJy — conr.D from tiif, reading-room % AILED. DF.C. 22. . Schr. New Priscilla, Crowell, no • deuce Sloop Maria, Moffett, Baltimore. Schr. Eliza. Ward, Newhaven-coo ? produce to Joel Crultenden, Oeoigt'o saijed, . Brig American, Peterson, Amsterdam. Schr. Cent. Pallet, Boston. Cotillion Party M R. 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