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be good citizens and virtuous men. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN. Province of Texas, July, 18?3 FOREIGN. FROM A LATE LONDON PAPF.n Tbe following official documents, just ar rived, confirms what has been stated of the new order of things in Greece. Letter from the President of the Greek Gov ernment, Petrobeys, to his son (at Ancona.] ASTROS, APRIL 16. “My dearest Son—I have before writter to you on tbe affairs of our country. “To d4y I announce to you that the National Congress assembled on 19th oi March, has been occupied in disposing mat ters to the satisfaction of all. Having consti tuted itself, and elected me President of the Executive body; the Bishop Vrastena, Vice / President of the Congress, Theodorus Neg gris, Chancellor of State, and our learned friend, Stamatius, Vice Chacellor; its first operation has been to sanction as immutable from a conviction of their utility, the princi pie ol the organic law ot Epidaurns, and de cree merely that a committee, composed ol seven members, should perfect it by the requisite additions and alterations. Its second transaction has been to annul the insulated government, throughout the coun try and to decree that all the piovinces ol Greece should depend solely on the national government, and shall be administered by such Governors a9 it may send. It ha> third ly determined, that the titles of General in chief of the Army and of the Navy are inadmissable in the constitution, except in Case of an expedition, at the conclusion of Which the Archistrategi and Navarchi are tt return to the former rank. The supreme command of the land and sea forces belongs solely to the national government. The army Is lo be governed by the French mili tary code, with the modifications necessary to the present state of Greece. The fourth decree of the National Congress has been that a committee, composed of nine mem bers, be appointed to select out of the stat ute* of the Greek emperors the necessary criminal laws. Eclesiastical regulations have been proposed, and a resolution pas«ed that the minister of public worship should, after the consolidation of tbe National Gov ernment, lay before it a projet de loi, rela ting to the land and sea forces. It being now decreed that the second period of tbe government should be according to the law ofEpidaurus, nothing remains to the Nation al congress, before it breaks up, and leaves to the government to discharge its important duties, but to proclaim, in the name of tbe Greek nation, whose full power it bears, as it does proclaim anew peforeGod and man, the political existence and independence ol Greece, for the recovery of which the nation has shed, and is sheding torrents ofblood with the fixed' determiation of all—all ol us, either to win it back from the ravisher, and be acknowledge as a free nation, foi the glory of our Holy faith, and for the hap piness of mankind; or, with arms in out bands, all—all, to decend to the grave, but to decend Christians and free, as becomes a people struggling for the enjoyment of such blessings as political existence and indepen dence; as it/becomes a people living in a he roic land where every thing recalls to oui minds the glory and the virtues of our an cestors; as becomes a people which know how to repel barbarians, and conquer liber “Tbi* declaration the National Congress is charged by the free Greek nation to make to the world, upon the present national wai for independence, as well as upon the inten tion of the nation to regain the knowledge i' has lost, and to follow the example of the enlightened nations of Europe, from whose humanity, Greece still hopes for assistance The Congress is also charged hy the whole nation to thank the army and the navy whc during sixteen months, have fought wit! f glory and shed the blood of above ninety thousand of their enemies. It is finally charged to thank the last National Govern ment for the great toils they endured thi first period of 16 months; as well as the dis solved partial governments, viz: the Gerusi; of the Peloponnesus, that of the Wesleri Continent of Greece and the Areopagus. “The national Gongress, on breaking up raised its prayess to the living God lor happy destiny to the Gieek nation! “Given at Astros, April 18, 1823. (Sign ed) ‘Petrubeys MavromichaUs RRANKFORT, JUNE 17. While the Turkish fleet is gone to try i! Ibrtune in another expedition against th Greeks, the commanders in Macedonia be gin to collect their troops, in order to driv away th.e Greek soldiers who have sprea themselves in Thessaly. Accoiding to Ih latest accounts, however, the Turks nes Larina, which fortress they have constantly j kept possession of, does not exceed 4,000i men. * The last letter, from the Turkish fron tiers, viz. irons Semlin, of the 3d of June, make mention of reports which have been spread after the arrival of Tartars in Bel grade, to the effect that the Turkish fleet, soon after it quitted the Dardanelles, had i been attacked by the Greek fleet, and very | roughly handled, that the Greeks had even, cut ofTthe Captain Pacha with a frigate and! three brigs.—These Tartars are stated to! have left Constantinople on the 29th of May. | According to letters from Pestle, it was also generally reported at Bucharest, that some great misfortune had befallen the Turkish fleet. Considering the unusual uncertainty of the accounts received by this channel, it J is taken for granted that these accounts re-, quire confirmation. TRIESTE. JUNE 8. | Letters fro Durazzo of 31st May assert that the brave defender of Patras, Jusaf Pa-1 cha, had left his second in command in that! place, and bad sailed for Prevesa to take the j command in Epirus. This would fully con firm the news of the raising of the blockade J by sea. Other letters received at Vienna from Calamara say, that the Castle ofLepan to has been taken by Mark Bozzaris, who however, was severely wounded in the at tack. Other accounts say the Turks had been defeated near Arta. 8F.MI.IN, JUNE 6. Letters from Bitoglia of the 25th May still speak of the march of Turkish troops, which commit dreadful excesses. Larissa has been strongly fortified by the Turks. The letters from Constantinople are only ; of the 13th May, and state the Captain Pacha ‘was at that time within the Dardanelles and | the Algerine flotilla at anchor near Mytilene. FROM FRENCH PAPERS RECEIVED PER CADMUS. i T reinstated for the JV. V. Daily Advertiser. ! Tortosa has been occupied by the Royal ists, which appears to have been effected by means of a communication with the interior .of the garrison, a part of which declared for the assailants, and the remainder took to I flight. Tortosa is an important place, the ’ neighbourhood of which is capable of de fence, and the principal fort might make a long resistance. It is situated on the Ebro, near the junction of the roads to Valencia, Barcelona, and Saragossa; but occupation loses some importance while Tarragona and | Lerida are in the hands of the Constitution alists, and consequently, the communication , of the 2d corps with Catalonia is difficult. To this is to be added that the forts of Vin aros. Peniscola, and probably Oropesa, al so, which guard the road to Tortosa and Valencia, are occupied by the enemy, and ! offer points of strength and magazines of . stores and munitions to the band which Ballasteros is said to have left in the mouus, tains of Segorbe and Morelia, which the di-i vision of Pampbili La Croir has been sent out against. Gen. Ballasteros, besides the corps which he detached before he left Valencia, appears to have placed 12 or 1300 men in the posi tion Jucar, according to Molitor's official report. What then has become of the as surances given by the ministerial journals, . that Ballasteros bad nearly lost his whole • army? And why should we not form the same conclusions concerning the representations they make of Morillo, Castel de los Riot and •oilier Spanish generals, whom they have de clared to have been abandoned? (At present, for the information of our rea ders, who are pursuing with much interest the movements of our army in Spain, confin ing ourselves to the statements in the official .report?, we shall mention some ol the strong i places which yet remain to be taken. They ; are St. Sebastians, Santona, Ciudad Rodri go, Astorga, Venasqne, Lerida, La, Seo, Ceve.ra, Cardona, Monzon, Figuieres, Ho ; talricb, Barcelona, Vinaros, Peniscola, Oro pesa, Alicante, Badajoz, Isle de Leon and Cadiz. I The Constitutional Chiefs who are still fighting for their country are Mina. Llobera, • Milans, Rotten, Manso, Morillo, Castel de j los Rios, Villa Campa, Lopez Banos, Zayas, and the guerrilla chiefs, Campillo, Jaurequi, the Empencienado, Palarea, he. When aii these fortresses have surcender- j ed, when all these generals and their troops ; are conquered, or have submitted, we will ' inquire whether all is done in Spain, as the 1 ministerial papers announced a few days ago; F'our battaux and three bomb ships have lately arrived at Marseilles, containing about 5,000 bombs. They were under con voy of the Grenade, and destined for Port s Venbre. FROM HAVANA. e Extract of a letter, dated “Havana. 24th 1 Aug. Ib23. You will, no doubt, and with u e.sual exagei ations, hear of a conspiracy hav r I ing lately been discovered here. The fact is true: and the object (or pretext) was tot establish Independence alter the manner of, the neighboring Spanish Colonies. Thisj was a rash plot of a few desperate villains,.1 altogether destitute of talleuts, money and ; credit, who had nothing to lose in the un dertaking but tbeir worthless existeuce in case of failure, (and perhaps also in case of success.) “it would seem that our governor had long ago the clew in his hand,and be await*' ed only for the moment when the chiefs would have been most deeply engaged, to detect and have them arrested at the same time that he wnnld have in his possession such undeniable proffs as ttrensure condign pun-’ isbment. “The names of L. and G. long suspected were found really at the head of the conspi- ■ racy, but I have been much surprised to see; in that association our great African trader, P. the only man of some properly among them, who, under the new order of things, was to be General of Marine. They are all tecured, and every day brings to light other accomplices (none of them of any note ini the country) and some coming forward to I confess their fault and denounce tbeir form-; er friends. j *1 cannot speak to^jiighly of the vigilance, ; firmness and abilities displayed on the oc-1 ca-ion by our worthy governor. The cir-1 cumstance also lias called forlh such a burst! of sentiment from all parties as is decisive of public opinion: which is undoubted that of. adhesion to Spain, under any event, and the preservation of tranquility within. “The tranquility has not been disturbed lately in any other way, than by that kiud of rumor springing from surprise and curi osity. From Havana.—The Governor of Cuba, Vives, has issued a spirited and patriotic addresse to the inhabitants of Havana, in which he calls on them to adhere to the “Constitutional King and Cortes,’’ and stig matizes all those who are opposed to this as “a band of adventures and invading for igners, who wish to bow the neck of Spain under the galling yoke. The U. S sloop of war peacock sailed from Vera Cruz about the 16th ult. bound to Tampico, with #60.000 on board; she went there to take on board some more and return to Havana. A Jamaica fleet of 40 sail, under convoy of a ship of the line, frigate, and two men of war brigs, passed Cape Antonio on the 12tb ult. The frigate had touched at Havana and landed 100,000 dallars. FROM THE NEW-YORK AMERICAN, AUG. 13. FROM SPAIN. The arrival of a vessel at Philadelphia from Gib raltar, brings us the latest accounts from Cadiz, in which city are now centred the hopes of all the friends of S|>anish independence. The French ar my had already invested the city on the land side, and the French fleet maintained a strict blockade of the port. Port St. Mary’s, which is opposite to Cadiz was occupied by a detachment of the invading ar my: this however was to have been anticipated. It has not been the policy of the Spaniards to fight battles; but, if possible, to exhaust and wear their enemy out by ditficult.es and exposures. From this policy, dri'-en as the Spaniards are, to their last re sort, they would not certainly now depart, nor run the risk of weakening their small forces by any en gagement. Their game is to protract the contest; and if they can succeed in protracting it for some months, their chance of ultimate success is vastly iucrcased. The unopposed entry of the French into St. Mary’s we do not therefore consider as indica tive of weakness, or despondency on the part of the Constitutionalists. During the former siege of Cadiz vuatAu* wtre aiiueeu lurowo irom mis place into tne city; but owing to the great distance, (three miles) it became necessary to load the shells so heavily, that when they fell, they buried themselves to such a depth as to render them harmless, and defeat their explosion. From this source, therefore, no great annoyance is to be apprehended;—an ade q. ate supply of provisions is the chief matter—and as to tiieir possession of that, we can form no accur ate judgment. We should infer, however, from the low price of Hour at Gibraltar, considering its prox imity to a hesieged town, say ;9 per barrel, that for the present, at least, there is no dearth in Cadiz: and fr>m its contiguity and the facilities of a coast ing communication, we presume adventurers e- j nough will be found in Gibraltar, whom high prices may tempt hereafter to risk the danger of capture, j bv the blockading squadron. The King it seems had declared, or been made to declare the city in a state of siege, and vigorous measures were taking tor its defence. If the blood of those martyrs in their coun- i try’s cause, who perished in the olden times in Sa guntum—if that of those who in our day ennobled by their deaths the seige of Saragossa, yet flow in Spanish veins, we may hope, though in trembling, that Spain will still be free—that Cadiz, heroic Ca diz, will once more save the nation. EXTRACTS FROM THE SAKE. By the Columbia from Liverpool we have our papers of the I st ult. from that place and to the 29th June from London, together with Lloyd’s Lists, Periodicals, &e.—these, together with files receiv ed by the Cortes also arrived yesterday, bring up the chain of intelligence. The result of all we can gather is however after ajl not very decisive. By accounts direct from Gibraltar we are in possession of later news from Cadiz than these arrivals fur nish, and taking them all together we must confess our fears exceed our hopes as to the result of the Spanish contest. Cadiz is indeed strong, and if pro visioned may be long defended, and particularly if the statements of the treatment inflicted «pon the king at Seville previously to his removal be correct, the personal safety of those who compelled him to go will induce them to make the mi»_ a forts to maintain themselves and their Cadi*. * • • • • Cotton had advanced, and very extensivi ness was doing in it. Return goods are not The importations from England are much. Those therefore who hold are likely to realize a fair profit. FROM tbs BA ..TIMURS AMERICAN, AOS. lflk From the Jam. Covrant. / KINGSTON, JOLT 28. The United States schooners of war Greyhound ' and Beagle, of 3 guns each, Lieutenants Commas, dants Kearney and Newton, came to anchor at Port ; - *> Royal on Saturday afternoon. They left Thomp. son’s Island seven weeks ago, and have been cruiz. ing within the Keys on the south side of Cuba, ae far as Cape Cruz, touching at all the intermediate ports on tne Island, to intercept pirates. On the 21st iust. they came to anchor off Cape Cruz, and Lieut. Com. Kearney went in his boat to reconnoitre the shore when he was fired on by a party of pirates, who were concealed among the bushes. A fire was also opened from several pieces of cannon, erected on a hill a short distance off. The boat returned, and five or six others were manned from the vessels, and pushed off for the shore, but a very heavy can. nonade being kept up by the pirates on the heights, as well as from the beach, the boats were cotnpell. ed to retreat. The two schooners were then warped in, when they discharged several broadsides, and covered the landing of the boats. After a short time, the pirates retreated to a hill that was well Iottified. A small hamlet, in which the pirates resided, were set fire to, and destroyed. Three gnus, one a four pounder, and two large swivels, with several pistols, cutlasses, &c. and eight large boats, were captured. A cave, about 159 feet deep, was discov» ered near where the houses were, and after tonsi .1_Ll l'/r__ . e uv.uwKuuuvuiiy) n pan; vi ecauicu gui W lll« nut* tom, where were found an immense quantity of plunder, consisting of broad cloths, dry goods,’ tie male dresses, saddlery, &c. Sic. Many human bone* were also in the cave, supposed to have been unfor tunate persons who were taken and put to death. A great deal of the articles were brought away, and the rest destroyed. About forty pirates escaped to the heights, but many were supposed to have been killed from the fire of the schooners, as well at from the men who lauded. The bushes were so thick that it was impossible to go after them. Severaloth er caves are in the neighbourhood, in which it is conjectured they occasionally take shelter. From their houses being burnt, aDd their boats taken a way, it is hoped they will be obliged to retire from this place, as they will be without the means of an noying vessels passing by. -- "1T.ITfff" ft “ "l' mi UNITED STATES REVENUE. The value of imports into the city of Phil adelphia. for the nine months ending 30th June, 1823, was $10,497,784. Phila. Gaz. It appears from (he books at the Custom House, New-York, that during the half year from the first of January, 1823, to the 30th of June,' 1823, the amount of revenue has been as follows: Bonds taken .... $4,600,000 Cash dues . . 30,000 Amount to be bonded . . 600,000 Total.85,230,000 The Secretary of the Treasury, in his last annual report, estimates the amount of the customs for the year 1823, at 19,000,000. By the foregoing statement it appears, (bat at the port of New York alone, within the last half year, more than one-fourth of (be whole estimate of revenue arising from this source has already accrued; and that if the receipts for the remaining half year shall be equally favorable, the commerce of this great and flourishing city will supply eleven nine, teenths, or considerably more than one half of the Treasury estimaie.—Should the a mount of duties at other ports bear any pro portion to that of New-York, there is reason to hope the estimates for the year will be more than realized, and the next annual re port present a favorable state of the national finances. Phila. Reg. At the late national anniversary celebra tion in Tennessee, the following election* eering toast was given—and contains more ingenuity and point than nine-tenths of the ebullitions on the subject:—Col. Cent. “Freemen! cheer the Hickory tree; In storms its boughs have sheltered thee: O’er Freedom’s land its branches wave, ’Twas planted on a Lion’s grave.*' State of Mississippi, Lawrence County. WAS committed to the goal of said coun ty on the 22d of this inst. a runaway negro man, named SIMON, about 35 or 40 years of age, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, straight made, rather slender, some of his upper and under fore teeth out, his little toe on each foot off; his clotbeing consists of a home spun hunting shirt, yellow striped and linen pan taloons much worne, bat and shoes also, worne:—Says be belongs to Allen Spurlock, Amite county, state aforesaid. The owner is requested to come forward, comply with the law and take him away. WM. BEARD, GoalerL. C. Sept. 27.-25-6m BLANK DECLARATIONS For Sale at this Office. WRITING PAPER FOR SALE at this office.