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BY SNOWDEN & THORNTON.
AND (FOR THE COUNTRY,) 05
TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS.
CORNER Or FAIRFAE-STBEKT *MI> PRINTER** ALLEY.
Daily Pa/ter, g8— Country Paper, 85, /*r annum
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1826.
VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE.
HOUSE OK DELEGATES, FEB. 8.
Mr. Powell, according to order, presented a
bill concerningthe 10th Judicial Circuit, which
was laid upon the table
Mr. Page of Gloucester then moved to take
up the proposition to suspend the 4th rule ^f
the House for the purpose of reconsidering the vote,
, rejecting a bill “concerning a Convention ” 1 he
proposition was taken up, and a few remarks
made upon it, when the question being put up
on suspending the rule, was determined in the
negative: avts 97, noes 101.
A motion was made by Mr. Cook, to amend
the 4th rule of this House by inserting at the
eud thereof, the following:—“unless by consent
of two thirds of the members present, nor shall
it be brought into discussion again unless mov
ed within one day therealler:”—whereupon, on
motion of Mr Davis of Hanover, the said pro
posed amendment was postponed until the 31st
of March next.
On motion of Mr. May, the resolution pre
scribing that when this House adjourns on the
20ih inst. ii will adjourn till the 31st day of
March next;—was taken up, and the question
being put thereuponjwas determined in the nc
ga ive.
On motion of Mr. Blackburn, the Preamble
and Resolutions offered by him on yesterday,
was taken up as follow-:
Whereas it appears to the General Assem
bly of Virginia, hv a communication from the
Chief Magistrate of this Commonwealth, that
Rembrandt Pcale, Esq. a native and celebrated
artist of a sister State, one of the last sun iving
painters who have taken the likeness of the fa
ther of his Country, George Washington, from
the life, has fortunately succeeded in produ ing
a portrait of that great man, which in the opi
nion of his most distinguished friends, coevals
and compatriots, has “most happily caught the
lineaments of his lace, the air of his person and
the character of his mind,” and has tendered
his services to this state to execute an accurate
copy of that work— \ud whereas, the advanta
ges of a personal and intimate acquaintance
with the original now fad* t<» the lot ol bu’ few,
and shortly must oe lost forever, the General
A ssembly of • irgiiwa, his native state, appre
ciating his services and revering his virtues as
thevdo,cannot view with indifference a moment
so propitious, cannot d«*nv the present gchtra
tion an offering so acceptable, or lo posterity
means so well calculated to perpetuate his mem
ory— .
Be it therefore Resolved, by the Senate ant.
House of Delegates, that the General Assembly
of Virginia, dot s most cheerfully and grateful
ly accept the serv ices of Re nbrandt Pcale, ten
dered as aforesaid and for the purposes afore
said: and it shall be the duty of the Executive
of this State, and they are hereby required,
forthwith to contract for and procure for the
use of this State, an accurate copy of said por
trait. .
Jnd Resolved, al>o, That when procured, it
shall be located in a situation the most secure,
convcnent and conspicuous in the Hall of the
House of Delegates.
The question being put upon the same, was
determined in the affirmative.
Ordered, that the Clerk communicate the
same to the Senate, and request their concur
rence.
Mr. Loyall observed, that he rose under em
barrassed feelings. He was about to discharge
a task which gave him pain—not from a sense
of the impropriety of the measure asked, but
from the nature of the task itself, and the me
Jane hoi v reasons which had rendered it neces
sary He rose to ask leave to bring in a bill au
thorising Thomas Jefferson to dispose of his
estate by Lottery. It would take no money
from the Treasury, nor abridge tin* right of any
individual. It was in favor of a man who had
devoted more than 60 years ol his Me to t.»c
pi>biic serv ice—a great benefactor of mankind
Ti e po r boon he asked, in the extremity of his
fc.t iiies, was to ‘w? allowed to do that, which
he rouid not do without an Act of the General
As rinbly. Would it be asked how he had be
come so involved? How, with a patrimony so
Jar ;e, he had becomejrcduced in his old age to
poverty? He had become so in the performance
of public services. Si* ce the dawn ol man
hood, he had devoted the energies of his soul
ai.d body to the service of his country, and the
Can e of mankind. Mr. Loyall proceeded in
an e-etjuent manner, to enumerate the causes
which nad impaired Mr. Jefferson's ample pa
trie. ony and to reduce him in the extremity of
Jiis oge, to the verge of Bankruptcy. Until his
retirement from the Presidency in 1808,his at
tention to public duties had been unremitted
from the Revolutionary War These duties
had necessarily excluded attention to his pri
vate affairs, and involved him in embarrass
ments which, continuing to this day, and in
creised bv his general, unavoidable, and muni
ficent hospitality, since his retreat to private
life had at length driven him to the necessity
of making this application to the Legislature
of his native State. Travellers from every part
of the Union, and of the civilized world, par
ticularly since the establishment of the L
niv ersitv, made pilgrimages to Monticello,
>iid it was not in the noble and geneious
nature of Mr. Jefferson to repress their visits,
or to curtail his hospitality I hi se expenses
were incident to his name and his character;
and who among us would desire that he should
do so, or for the few years that he might yet
linger among us, be compelled to seek some
hiding place in his mountain? How was it
proposed to relieve him ? By allowing him a
privilege which invaded the rights of no man
—which took nothing from the l reasury. Mr.
Loyall stated »hat within the last 40 years, more
than 70 examples of Lotteries authorized by
the State were to be found—that a counteract
ing policy would force us again to resort to
them—and that thousands were drawn annually
from Virginia to construct the roads and canals
of the northern States. He appealed to no po
litical feelings, but desired that the application
should rest on its intrinsic merits.
Mr. Morton moved that the resolution lie for
a day on the table.
Mr. Loyall had no design to take the House
by surprize—but the subject had been for seve
ral davs under private discussion. But if the
wish of a single member, though important
that it should be acted upon speedily, he would
acquiesce. It was not until the last extremity
of bis fortunes, that his situation had been
made known.
Mr. Blackburn stated that for one, he had
never heard of this propositi • i until yesterday
His mind was not made up—he was not pre
pared to meet it. But as it was a most impor
tant question—one in which he should know
no man—one that affected the whole communi
ty, he hoped the resolution would lie a few days
on the table.
Mr. Watkins of Powhatan expressed his
views in favor of laying the resolution on the
table.
The question on laying the resolution on the
table was carried in the affirmative: ayes
95, nots 94.
FEBRUARY 9.
Yesterday a communication was received
from the Senate, that they had passed the bill
amending the act authorising the erection ol a
bridge acioss the south branch ot the Shenan
doah river.
On motion of Mr. Wilton, the bill concern
ing the circuit courts, with the amendment re
ported from the Committee, was taken up 1 he
amendment proposed a radical change in the
system of our courts Mr. Wilson offered a
substitute for the bill, differing in some res
pects from the amendment, lie said its object
was to afford relief to many portions of the
state,now complaining. His proposition pro
vides for twenty Judges of the General Court;
the state to be divided into ten circuits, and
two of the Judges to be assigned to each cir
cuit, either of whom to be authorized to hold
the court. If the judges differ in any opinion
in a criminal case, that opinion shall prevail
which is most in favor of the criminal. It pro
vides for the appointment of clerks and repeals
the organizing parts of the present circuit |
court law. The chancellors now in commis- j
sion to be commissioned as judges of the gen
eral court, and the judges of the general court,
to be commissioned as judges in chancery.
The present chancery courts to he discontinu
ed—and a chancery court as well as a court of
law tobc held in each county—with the neces
sary details for the transfer of suits, &c. &c.
Mr. Wilson remarked that the plan might be
objected to, perhaps, on the ground ol expense,
of its being unconstitutional, or inexpedient,
and proceeded to answer the several objections
under these heads.
Mr. Loyal! called up the resolution, giving
leave to bring in a bill to authorise I liomas
Jefferson to dispose of his property by Lottery
—and made a few remarks in explanation of
the course he had taken.
Mr. Page of Gloucester, could not vote for
the resolution or any bill that might grow out
of it. With all his respect for Mr. Jefferson,
he felt hound to legislate in relation to him in
the same manner as he would legislate towards
all other persons, and towards all others in the
same manner as towards him. He would grant
the privilege to no other, and could not to him.
The resolution was adopted, ayes 90, nocs
86.
iwr. uowers cautu up ms resoiuuwn iui u-ave
to bring in a bill to modify the penalties impo
sed on a man for marrying the sister of nis
deceased wife, lie stated the great reluctance
lie had in making the proposition, lie had
known of an instance in which an unniformed
man had entered into such a connection, with
out know ing its illegality, and was now sufier
i ng under the law He only wished to modify
the penalties, and make them like all others,
bear a just proportion to the offence. II the
present severe penalties were permitted to re
main, they would operate a repeal of the law.
The resolve was opposed by Messrs Black
burn and Patterson of Buckingham, and sup
ported by Messrs. Bouldin and Taylor, and
agreed to, 108 to 68
The bill providing the mode of laying the
countv levy, See. was read the first time. \Ir
Watkins of Powhatan, thought the bill so full
of defective and ambiguous provisions, as to
be worst than no bill at all; and moved to post
pone it indefinitely.
Mr M acrae opposed the motion, and defend
ed the bill, as necessary to provide against t'ic
evils of the county levy in the hands of the
sheriffs, and against other defects in the pre
sent law on that subject, which he enumerated.
Messrs. Garland, Winston, and Blackburn
opposed the motion, and it was i cjccted, and
the bill was read again and committed.
s rATF. FINANCES—IN I F.RNAL IMPROVEMENT
Under this head, the editor of the Annapolis
Republican speaks in high terms of exultation
at the condition of the finances of Maryland, as
exhibited in the report of the Committee of
Ways and Means of the Hou-,e of Delegates,
presented on the 4th inst. 1 he editoi savs.—
1 he ways and means provided for the trea
sury, without a single new burden being im
posed upon the people, are adequate to meet ah
the usual expenses ol government, and to pay
the interest of two million ol dollars which
there is now no doubt, will this st .ssion be vot
ed towards the construction of canals and other
improvements. What a proud announcement
is this? Maryland is ready to commence her
march to prosperity—she will contribute her
full share towards the glorious destiny u* which
the nation is iuvited. How sincerely vve con
gratulate the people of Maryland, when we tell:
them this, and at the same time have it in our
power to tell them, that the local jealousies
which have so long retarded our progress, and
distracted our councils, have been reconciled, j
NTo longer c intending one against another,in the
selfish spirit of sectional feeling, the representa
tive* of the people have united upon a few leading
views, ivith a firm determination to hare them ac
rnmplizhed—AND ACCOMPLISHED THEY WILL HE.
Union was all that was necessary to its accom- (
plishment
There is sufficient of public spirit, of enter
prise and of capital in the state, to accomplish
the vast works of improvement proposed—In
ducements for their active employment have
long been pressed upon us—the impulse was
felt on every hand, but we wanted harmony be
tween the advocates of contending objects—
that harmony is at length obtained M <* rc-,
peat the fact with exultation and pride, that a
set of propositions have been agreed upon, and •
will be reported probably during the present
week, that we have little doubt "ill unite alii
hearts and all hands in its support—that will
give not only a direction hut actual motion to the
wheels of improvt merit that have so long stood
still. Marylanders rejoice! \ ou have statesmen
in your legislature, who deserve well of their
country. Let no man hear of this new era in our
history, without an honest glow of exultation
What a theme is it to those who truly love the
ligaments which bind the union together
which destroys geographical distinction and
makes of this great nation lint one people!
Every one, the selfish miser himseft may re
joice on such an occasion—each rusty dollar
he has hoarded—is likely to lie polished by ci -
culation, in the hands of that industry and labor
which is about to receive a new impulse a
inongsi us.
The price of every acre of land in the state is
increased by a knowledge of the fact, that the
canals will be commenced, and that the ways
means are insured to the treasury to meet tSic
expenditures incident to their progress When
the canals are once in operation, like those ol
Xew-Yoi k, they will not only pay the interest,
hut soon discharge the principal they may cost
the slate, and be forever alter a source of in
come.
Mr Maxcy’s report shews that, so far from
tint having a dollar in the treasui y at the end of
the year, as was confidently predicted by some
speakers in the last legislature, and repeated in
debate in the convention which met at Balti
more on the subject of internal improvement;
tho*e is now upwards of Sld0,00() in hand, and
that nearly that sum of annual surplus may be
fairly calculated upon from existing laws.
On motion of Mr Merrick one thousand co
pies of the report was ordered to be printed.
A very interesting collection of Egyptian
Antiquities, have lately been received here in
a vessel from Alexandria, which we understand
were ordered to this country by the Pacha of
Egypt. There are four Mummies, one of which
has been opened by Dr. Warren in presence of
a number of other scientific gentlemen, who
pronounce it one of the most interesting speci
mens of antiquity that had been seen by them
cither in this country or Europe. The opened
mummy is a female of 25 or 30 years old, as all
the teeth are in fine preservation. The pysiog
nomy is uncommonly distinct, and the foldings
of 42 thicknesses of cloih have been developed,
exposing the hand and arm of the figure, and
showing the outline to great advantage. The
cases of sycamore wood,especially the inner one,
are uncommonly rich in those hieroglyphics
which it is known are painted on these coffins.
On the concave side the colors an as bright as
if they were recently laid on. There is a strong
presumption that the other mummies are in
equal good order. There is not a douM enter
tained by the scientific that they are authentic
relics from the catacombs of ancient Thebes
and are 2 or 30<~io years old.
v/lnt r CUI hi uictuiiiLuuii an u
tableaun, containing rude engravings of hiero
glyphics, somewhat similar in character to
those on the coffins. One of them in particular
has Greek letters inscribed upon it, and must
he of much interest to the antiquary,especially
as the inscription may have a tendency to solve
the mystery of the emblematic paintings, and
the other part of the engraving.
From a box came six embalmed cats curious
ly enveloped—the one which was opened is
very perfect. One Isis containing a mummy,
8<c.—one Osiris painted red—another small
statue—a statup in basso relievo of three figures.
A rude painting on sycamore wood—and a box
painted with figures of the same malerial-and
likewise a number of small earthen cups or va
ses taken from the catacombs
The whole collection is offered for sale, and
if the learned of the iar.d would devote their
attention to them collectively, for they should
not be separated with the assistance of the
lights lately thrown upon the subject in France
where it is supposed a key has been discovered
to the language and figures, we may anticipate
many historical, domestic, and other import
ant facts relative to the ancient Egyptians.
Boston Ev. Gaz.
Extract of Letter, received in Liverpool, dated
Jikrandria, (Egypt,) Oct. 25 1825.—“The ex
pedition to the .Ylorea, sailed on the 18th insi.
it consisted of 220 sail, having on board 14,000
well disciplined troops, of which 2000 were
cavalry The water of the Nile has risen to
no great height this year, and has already be
gun to recede; which will be attended with seri
ous losses. Cotton, of the new crop, begins to
arrive; the quality as formerly, but rather
whiter and cleaner. It is supposed that the
quality will exceed that of the last year. Gov
ernment has not as yet fixed the prices, and
seems rather inclined to sell, than export to
Europe on their own account. 1 he Crop of In
digo is estimated at 1200 boxes.”
The United States’ Charge d’Affaires a! Bo
gota, writes under date of Nov. 18, 1825. “I
have the honor to state, from the Secretary for
Foreign Affairs, that, whenever the ratifica
tion of the treaty between Colombia and Great
Britain shall be officially communicated to the
executive, that simultaneously thereupon, or
ders will be issued to the officers ot the Cus
toms of the Republic, giving to the United
Stales and England equal commercial privile
ges.” y.Y.Mer.Mv.
THE EMPEROR OF RUSSIA.
Wc alluded yesterday, to a story of the ab
dication of bis right of accession by prince Con
stantine, in favour of his brother Nicholas. We
have received the following information on
this subject fioin an intelligent friend who re
sided some time in Russia. He understood that
the Grand Duke Constantine, the brother next
in age to Alexander, had relinquished his right
to the succession, on condition of being ap
pointed V’iceroy of Poland, and of receiving
permission to marry a Polish lady, to wnom he
was attached. 1 he Grand Duke Nicholas, the
next oldest brother, was commander of the Im
perial Guard, 60,000 men, the flower of the ar
my garrisoned at St. Petersburg!). He has a
son about eight years of age, and it was under
stood that he was to be the successor to the
emperor Alexander
If there is any thing in this story, it is a lit
tle remarkable that the arrangement has not
been made known, by the publication of such
documents as would be sufficient to attach cre
dit to it. None that ve know of have been
published It has bom understood to be the
settled law of succession to the crown of Russia
that the state is indivisible—that the sovereign
shall he ruler of no other kingdom—shall be of
the Greek church—and the inheritance descend
!>v right of primogeniture in the male and fe
male line. [Boston Daily Advertiser.
MERCANTILE ANOMALIES.
The Rum market is by no means lively
Brandies are flat; and there is very little doing
in Geneva—Several parcels of Lisbon have arriv
ed in the river; but mountains are generally low
_There have been considerable arrivals in oil;
Olive is considerably fallen since iast week—
There has been, also, a great fall upon Irish li
nens since yesterday—Hemp continues slack—
In sugars there have been some preity/m> spe
cimens of brown crush—Low lumps are much
higher than Monday—There is no quotation in
malt—Hops are in demand—Qnieksil er remains
steady—There are no sales made of canvass; hut
Ticking is in request— I ar may be quoted as per
last; hut Virginia may be had for 17s Sd—Pitch
hangs on hand —In Deals French Sorts are gene
rally called for—Red Pine is a shade better than
lastWeek—Horse-hair,in tales, is looked after—
Dates cannot he quoted—Isinglass is reviving
Dccr Skins are much cheaper that) they have
been; Paving stones b gin to look tip} and Feathers
arc extremely heavy.
Georgia Wedding.—It appears from the Da
rien paper that a Mr John Odena, lately invi
ted his friends to his wedding, and a Ball which
he gave in honor of the event. The company
assembled, the magistrate and fiddlers were
present, as well as the bride and bridegroom,
I'lie bride being solicited to receive the ring,
she peremptorily refused, observ ing that she
had changed her mind. The company think
ing the bride had only been seized with a mo
mentary whim, ordered the musicians to strike
up “haste to the wedding,” when she and John
Odena immediately began dancing, and all the
company joined in. 1 he bride after the dance
still continued to refuse her hand to John Ode
na, and the lady hostess of the house, fearful
perhaps; that some unpleasant disputes might
arise, entered the room with a club, and drove
the whole company into the street.
Congressmen mistaken in an important point of
Jimcricnn History—The Editor of the New
York Evening Post, makes the following re
marks:—
We cannot let this occasion pass without
saying, that never was a greatsr mistake, in
point of fact, than that stated by the Hon. mem
ber from Virginia, Mr. Moyd, in the course of
his speech, (through a defect of memory un
questionably, certainly not designedly) that
Washington, when he made the British treaty,
went first to the house and ascerrained whether
the requisite funds to carry it into effect would
bt- granted, and then made the treaty Diame
trically opposite to this was his conduct; he
concluded the treaty first by the adv'ce and
consent of the senate, whose exclusive province
it was to make i», and afterwards and not till
then, he applied to the house of representatives
for tl.e requisite funds to carry it into effect,
correctly considering that house hound by the
constitution to make the necessary grants —
We cannot permit this mistake of Mr Floyd’s
to pass unnoticed. Mr Livingston, too, we are
sorry to perceive by his speech has fallen into
a similar error.
Commerce of Boston in 1730,— The whole
number of vessels which entered the Port of
Boston in 1730, was Five Hundred antf Thirty
three; 6 were from Bristol, 4 from Ireland, 1
(ilasgow, 38 London, 6 Lisbon, 12 Madeira, 8
New Castle, 24 Surrinam, 17 Honduras, 23 Ja
maica, 13 Antigua, 19 Baibadoes, II Cape
Francois; the residue were from the other West
India Islands, and the now United States.
. [ Courier.
The King of Sardinia has caused researches
to be made on the Tusculan mountain, in order
to ascertain the true site of Tusculum. The
theatre was discovered some time since, and
new excavations have brought to light the walls
of the city, the road which led to it, that which
conducted to the theatre, and a military column.
An acqueduct has also just been discovered, a
public fountain, a bath, a head of Jupiter exe
cuted in very good style, as well as other mar
vles, antiques and pictures. [A YDaily Jd.
Philadelphia, Fch. 9—About three o’clock this
morning, the Farmers’s Brewery, at the corner
of Tenth and Filbert streets, was discovered to
lie on fire, hut in consequence of the prompt a
larm given by Class, a watchman of the City,
with the aid of other watchmen, some of the
people of the establishment, and citizens, the
flames were speedily extinguished.
We further know that the prompt and vigi
lant conduct of the Watchmen by giving the a
larm, probably saved the extensive and valua
ble Sugar Refinery of Messrs. Phillips and Lov
ering, in Vine street, early on Sunday morning.
Such conduct is highly praiseworthy and me
rits the thanks of the community.
It may not be improper here to remark how
generally acceptable and pleasing to the pub
lic, especially to females,is the resumption by
the watchmen of the old practice of calling the
hours throughout the night. Ooz.
Beacon Office, Norfolk, }
February 9. 2 P. M \
ARRIVAL OF THE SPARK,
i The Uniu-d States’brig Spark, Lieut. Com.
j Newton, from Vera Cruz, and last from Havana
anchored in Hampton Roads last night—offi
cers and crew all well. Wr are indebted to
\V. F. Zantzinger, esq. Purser of the Spark for
the following particulars of her cruize.
The Spark sailed from New-York on the j h!j
Jan. 1823, touched at Norfolk and sailed from
thence on the 10th March following, bound on
a cruize; made the island of Potto Rico, ran
down the south side of St Domingo, thence to
the liver St John, in the province of Nicara
gua, and from that place, (passing in sight of
the Island of Jamaica) to the Island of Cube,
on which coast, on the North as well as the
South side of the Island, she scoured the Keys
and former haunts of pirates, will.out seiim
| any pirates or hearing of an act of piracy, in
November last Capt Newton received an order
to proceed down the (Julf of Mexico, and cruise
for two months,during which time he visited
Vera Cruz and Tampico.
The Spark left the former place on the 29th
December and the latter on the 13fli Januurv,
for Havana, after a passage of eight days.—
She arrived at that port, and left it on the 29th
instant—She has had a passage ol 10 days.,
having reached soundings, in five days front
Havana.
1 he Spark s officers am! crew are in good
health. She has on board g 100,000 in specie,
for nierchanis in New-York.
Passengers—Mr. F M Di.woxn, American
Vice Consul at Havana, and Mr Zeuano of
Mexico.
Left at Havana, the U. S Frigate Constella
tion, Capt. Woolsey, to sail soon, on a cruise,
officers and crew, in giodhealht. The U. S.
Ship Hornet, Capt W oodhouse, sailed a few
days before on a cruise. The U. S. Schooners
Grampus and Fox, were at Mntanzas, the
Shark on the south side of Cuba.
The Spark has been gone on this cruise i n
months from New York, and II months from
Norfolk, and during that time, has sailed up
wards of 14,000 miles.
Whilst at Tampico, Capt. Newton sent Lieut.
Wm C. YVetinore and Mid. John M. Doyle,
of the Spark to take charge of, and navigate
home, the Brig Leader, owned by Mr Peter
Harmony of New York, she having lost her
commander by fever, and her mate being still
loo unwell to do duly. The Leader sailed in
company, but parted next day.
The Spark has lost, duliner her cruise Jo
seph Kinshenet, Seaman; Michael Ximmcry,
(). S. Samuel King, O. S. James Farrel and
Samuel Thompson, Marines.
List of Officers in the Spark.
John T. Newton, Esq. Commander.
John E. Premiss. Lieutenant.
Wm. M Zantzinger, Parser.
Samuel M. Breckenridge, Midshipman, acting
Sailing Master.
John llaslctt, Surgeon's Male, acting as Sur
geon.
Midshipmen— Joseph Stallings, William C.G.
Carrington, John C. Carter, acting.
C Whitmore Smith, Captain's Clerk.
William Horten, acting Snilmnker.
Thomas Manahan, Purser's Steward.
Imss of the schooner Emulous.—The sc hr. Em
ulous, Harney, of and from Edcnton, N. C.and
last from Ocracock, whence she sailed 17th
ult. bound to Barbadoes, laden with staves,
foundered at sea 27th ult. in lat 27, Ion f>4 40,
having experienced a heavy gale from SSE. 4
days previous, during which she sprung aleak;
finding the leak increasing, threw overboard
the deck load. The crew remained on board
the wreck until 1st inst (during part of which
time they had nothing to subsist on but raw
meat and bread) when they were relieved from
their perilous situation bv the schr. Mariner,
Baker, of and for Baltimore, from Porto Hico,
who took them on board and landed them at
Old Point yesterday. Charles Gardner, one
of the crew, died on hoard of the wreck.
Captain Harney, in behalf of himself and
crew, tenders Captain Baker his warmest
thanks for his kind and polite treatment to them
whilst on board his vessel.
FROM JAMAICA.
Norfolk Feb. 8 —('apt. Allen, of the brig Agc
noria, from Turks Island, states, that a British
: schooner arrived there three days before he sai
led (24th January) in 7 days from Kingston,
(Jamaica,) the Captain of which informed that
' Floor tens selling al Kingston when he left at a
doubloon a barrel.
[Commercial News Room Rooks.
COLOMBIA.
Bogota papers to the 29th of December, and
Carthagena to the 7th of January, have been
received at New-York No election of a Vice
President of the republic was made by the peo
ple, and the choice will devolve upon the Con
gress, the session of which was soon to com
mence. It has been justly remarked that this
appointment may well be regarded as one of no
small consequence, vvh.le Bolivar, who has
again been elected into the chief magistracy,
continues to be occupied out of the country.
[ Balt. American.
SHIi'WKF.CK.
The brig Somers, Erisbie, from Cronstadt
for Boston, struck on Yoik Ledges, on l riday
night last, and is entirely lust—vessel and car
go, the latter said io be worth 80,000 90,0<>Q
dollars —The Captain and crew took to the
boat, and after being exposed to the inclemen
cy of the weather for five hours, were taken up
by sloop Elizabeth, Carter from Belfast lor
Boston, and landed at Gloucester, on Sunday
morning, all of them frost bitten. Capt. E.
reached Boston, on Sunday afternoon.
N. Y. Com. Adv.
Clover steed.
rSW-k/A BUSHELS clover »ted, for sale by
MJi) lit ■ 4] A. «. CAZExNOVE & Co

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