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iA7 TE LLJGENCE.
Washington, Dec. 2, We hear that Mr. trlkine, the BritiHi M nifter, has received d.i itches fr m his government, containing the ultimatum of th t governme nt on all the fubjecr of negociation now pending between the two countries excepting the affair of the Chefapeake. This is to form a feparate objec t of negociation, for which a Miniffer Extraordinary will be difpa died by the Britilh court to this coun try We do not underftan 1 that Mr. Frfkine has laid this ultimatum befor * our government; nor have we heard the principles which it embraces. [ I! 'ash ir'fton Federalist.] into our own hands; tha* fliH, I however, the Bririfli. government was ready to ter into a difeuf fion of that act, if it could be , done fep.irately leaving their ge- j n ral claim to future negociation; 1 but as Mr. Montoe conlidered hi.nfeif unautho-ized to fettle this adt feparatJy, that govern-: ment wou’d enter,with him, into no explanations concerning it, 5 bur would fend a Mimfter to this place for that fpecial purpofe.— ! who may fuit them : their prin cipJe evidently goes to this ex tent. Is it then fufficient, to re ceive fatisfadfion for an adt done under one particular branch of this abule, without any afTurance' that it will not be repeated the next day under the others. I er tain it is, there never can be friendfhip, nor even a continu ance of peace with England, fo long as no American citizen can leave his own fhores, without danger of being fiezed by the firft Eritifh officer he meets, and made to ferve as a common Tea man on board their fhips of war: and equally fo, that if the general principle is not fettled now, we may give it up forever, and let our citizens underfland that they arc abandoned by their country , to the unbridled powTer of every Britifh naval commander. [National hittlligenccr.J Whether this is i mere manceu- I ; vie to void a fettlement, an.', lofe ‘ • the subject akogether in tlieend 1 lefs mazes of negociation, is to be judged of by f he promptitude ■ or the delay of this million. In ; the mean tim * our pc >ce is ] ft at the meicy of their officers,whole ; intend and wifh is war with a’l | mankind.. How can it be pre tended that the fubje&s have no i connexion ? They claim a right to take thofc whom they call thei; feamen (and under thatco i vcr ours alfo) wherever they can find them, even without their, own jurifdi&ton. And i ft. I heir I office s arc in the daily pra&ice | oi taking them fVom on board ! of our merchant veflcls, and with them many more of our., than of theirs. 2. They have r pcatedlv done the fame in foreign ports & countries, particularly in Canton, in 1 ilbofl, and now lately in Ma deira, going alhorc and feizing i them in the ftrects and houfes of the place. In the inltance now j in queftion, they have ex.ended i it to the taking them hy force from our national armed (hips. And 4 I he next llcp m iy be to pitrol by tiieir prefs-gangs, the ltrerts of N' w-Y.-rk &: Nortolk, , and take irom thence all thole We learn that our government received no letters from Mr. Monroe by the Britifh packet Jre!y arrived. It was before known, that on the 7th Sept. Mr. Monroe addrefled a note to Mr. Canning, i 1 co ifequence of his inftiu&ions by the Revenge,com plaining of rhe aggreflion on the Chcfapeake, calling on that go vernment for repar tion of the wrong, and for a final difeuflion and un.lerftanding on their claim to take uhomfoever they choofe to cal. their feamen, wh rever found ; anJ alluring him at the fam time, that he was authori zed to concur in arrangemen's iin. rady c lcu ated to take away all ground for that pradlice It i > now rumoured that the aufvver that by the PrefiJ nt*s pro clamation we had ta en the bu linels of fa i ,fact ion for the ag ^rellion oh the Lh.fa^eake (o far Genoa, Sept, i. Admiral Collingvvood is Hill in the Archipelago, where he colletts the whole naval force wInch vvas hitherto in the Levant and at Malta, in ord r either to renew the attack on the Darda nelles, it the Turks fhould not conelu !e a peace with England, or attack the Ruffian fleet under the command of Admiral Sinia vm, in cafe 'he emperor of Ruf fia fhould manifeftany hoftile in tentions againft England. Constantinople* Sept. 2. 'Die Ingliih Ambaflador, Ea get, has completely failed before the DarJane les Their fleet has not ventured to advance any fur ther. 1 he infidious proportions of the I ngliih cabinet have been, rejected with difdain.