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New York, April 12.
Letters are received in town from Amsterdam, which mention that a t em bargo was laid on all vessels in theTexcl on the first of March. During the last four days, not less than 115 sail of vessels have entered the harbour of New York, principally from foreign ports. Ofthis astonishing num ber, 22 were ships, 37 brigs, 40 schoon ers, and 1G sloops. In the ship Otis, captain Crocker, from London, which arrived at this port yesterday, came passeng r Richard iVnn, esq. formerly governor of Penn sylvania, and from whose illustrious ancestor the then province derived its name. By the ship Gold Hunter, capt. Vosc, m 2‘< days passage, wc have ric ived London papers and Lloyd’s lists to the evening ol the 20ih of March. Tin v contain nothing later from the armies in Poland. They state that the Russian army, under the command of general Michelson, was marching straight to Constantinople, and is already at Geor gia, heyond \\ iddin, where it engaged a I urkish corps, and killed 8000 mu o, biit it sustained itself a loss of 3(XX). l lte 1 urlcs are pn paring for war with as much activity and vigour as so weak a government is capable of—but long belore the preparations are completed, the Russians will have over-run the, empire, and have fixed their standards on the walls of Constantinople. The papers also state a change in the L ngl i s h administration. April 2-*. The ship Eliza arrived yesterday in 23 days from Bordeaux—Accounts by her mention that no new battles had occur red—that Bonaparte had visited the field ol the last battle—and that he had pronounced the slaughter dreadful, an awful scene,but a necessary less, n to the princes of Europe to deter them from engaging in war w ith the invincible sol diers of France !—It was the general belief at Bordeaux, thatthj French ar my had been si v relv beaten. Paris papers, under the head of Hague, March-1, give a very deplorable repvt scr.tuion of the effects of the gale in the Texcl of the 18di Fcl>. which it seems was followed by one nearly as destruc tive on the 26ill of the same month. On the 18th February, the French took possession of the small town of Naugartm—In this affair they I >st but ‘kiiK'n killed and 22 wounded—The Russians lost their cannon, 100 men killed, and 138 taken prisoners. It was reported that the Turks had gained a partial advantage over the Russians. Passwan Oglou has paid the debt of nature. Two of his principal officers, each with a considerable force, are con tending for the succession of Pacha of Widdin. The emperor of Austria perseveres in a strict neutrality. W 11 E E 1. I N Gy Thursday, 7th May, 1807. After repeated trials, Mr. Sullivan has at length obtained a majority of votes over Mr. Strong, for the office of Governor of Massachusetts. Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Liverpool, dated Feb. 1(:, 1807. “ I have very little news to send you, for trade is very dull here. The slave trade is to he abolished by an act of Parliament, just now passed the House of Lords, that no vessel can clear out alter the 30th of April-next—and it limits the sale in the West- Indies to the 1st of January, 1808; so that it will be a very severe check upon the trade in general here.” On Friday came on before the United States District Court in this citv, the trial o( the lion. James Workman, on a char c of high misdemeanor, in plan ning and setting on foot an expedition for the conquest and emancipation of Mexico. The evidence on the part of the United States having been gone through, Mr. Work man refused to exa mine a witness in his defence, and sub mitted his cause to the j ury without ar gument. The Jury retired, and in a few minutes returned with a Verdict— Not Guilty. (Orleans Gazette. J On Friday, Captain Walter Burling, aid-de-camp to Gen. Wilkinson, reach ed this city from Vera Cruz. Captain Burling, we understand, went from Nat chitoches to the city of Mexico, and hom thence to Vera Cruz, where he took shipping for this place. What was the obj -ct of his mission we know not ; nor do we learn whether he brings any news : all we have learnt is, that where cver he went he was received with di stinguished attention—and had an in terview with the Viceroy. (Ioid.J We understand that Edward Living ston, Esq. of this city, is preparing for the press, a view of the late extraordi nary occurrences that have taken place in this territory.—There is no doubt such a work from his pen would be re- • ceived with avidity by the public ; and we sincerely hope that our information on this subject may prove, as we believe it, correct. (Louisiana Gazette.) Vv e have conversed with a gentleman that left Kingston in Jamaica, 17th March, who informs us that eight French privateers, fitted out of St. Jago de-Cuba, were cruising off Jamaica, with tne avowed intention of capturing all neutral vessels bound to that island ; the British islands in consequence of Buonaparte’s decree being considered in a state of blockade. Several Ameri can vessels, whose cargoes were not very valuable, had arrived at Kingston^, and had been boarded by some of these privateers, on board of which the Amer' can masters learned the above intelli gence. 1 hese vessels were plundered of spare cordage, sails, and whatever was worth taking. \fforfolk LegerJ riie militia—The return of the mil'* tia of the United States, has been made for 1806-The rank and file are 418, 127, without Delaware and Maryland. We have enough ; hut we want a few more regular troops, that the militia may not he called upon on trifling occasions, nor to do ordinary military duty. In the militia returns of the United Slates, we observe particular mention of a great number of pieces of artillery, but nothing is said of any balls for them ; whereas, in the stating'of muskets, the number of cartridges with balls and loose balls, is mentioned. In many of the recent European con tests victories have been determined by the bayonet. It appears to have come much into fashion there ; but in case of invasion of the Mississippi territorv, it will appear a little extraordinary, if it should be repelled with this weapon. l4’or the official return gives 020 mus kets with only one bayonet. In some other state they are not much better off. In Ohio they have 5000 guns and 108 bayonets ; in Tennessee they have 500© muskets and 12 bayonets; in Kentucky they have 18,000 muskets and 130 bay onets. [Boat. Pal.]