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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.]

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