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ards fritter, o in its frrjevtr
a nee and patience to execute
f 1 having ittileri lit- two at rmpts, sreianu arc compicrsiy unpeueu, wjr
utiUttit F rain make me effort fa te.- the 1 -it attempt tSf the French to
tbni'iu Ye. anatiatien eHveen fVlbipport, or newly to enftamr, the
t.i o republics f ConHderthe dijagrer- .Irtfi rebellion, were toally defeated
remtumn.t tn wotti? the er-
in u. ' it: a. 1 g
vrrr.ment of the Lmted btattt has t
i. 1 a . . 'l- .
" A.w trvtnHttintfr Mated ana it ts
fjuits'itrd viu etivmt fail to lee the
-trorirtx andh'l'n f of this meaiure..
i jam, iti'm !aji letter, jl'tted to
you truIi what f conceived was wrif
iit!erri-Ad ' bttheen us, rej petting my j
return to the United States with the
overtures of trance, and he rj ending
a m in Iter thet e to eohiplrte the nego-
i,tv.n. How we could mijuiidt'r-
tneh other on thefe pants is to
;," iiicomlrehe4 bit.' He this a
this rfj ft
friii) h is not very "material who, is
If the lie titer of the proportions, if
thcy-are Juch tis-vttn be accepted by
the II. States.
Tm euauire, whether I dm .not
r rf$tte.. to ejttihlifh frjendlhip between
" lie two republics, and determined ' lo
r 'pari no pains to obtain this ilejip-a-
' 'hie objett ? Jmh f, v;tt, citzeu mi
- . rr wh ther I have hot taithi.ulfy
, :v difeharged my. duty in this repett.
rti, whether 1 am not uuiho
rifd to treat Jeparatey P Had ray
colleagues rtltriffuifiiitt their office,
been recalled, or by phyftciil means
been dij 'qualified, to atlt my powers
ivmld have been adequate to tt fcpa
. rate negeciation, and I would have
, entered en it tbithout delay. As mat
teri are circumjlanced I have no Juch
j ten on the Jiihjecl, I mtti abide by
If2!' mv own ludrment.
i'ou declare, that France, fupefior
to all rejentment, and only lijlening to
julice, manijejls a zeal to conclude a
treaty foid and mutually jatisfaflory.
, 'He ajfuredf titizen minijler, that the
V. Suites will with ardour -meet
juch a difpofition on the fart of
h ranee ; end that it cannot fail tit"
Jueeefs if accompanied with a f'Jpen
' Jim if the long and ruinous depreda
tions on our commerce and with pro
, per arrangements for negoetation.
In, my lai letter you will perceive
that ha ving particularly referred to
the mode adopted by the United States
with other nations, I could only allude
to that of deciding by comimfioners,
d'fpufes which could' not be adjuied
by direct means. ' Jt'ou have mif con
ceived my intention, ij you jttppojed it
exended to the eventual arbitration of
a third power
lw -rnnt nt nhhh rut t tint fir n ttnil'.
tiort. letter of late conduel for the
I'fllel. iiml her ei mtitiiin I mm lit
hurgo at Havre, have been altogether
unnoticed. I hopeyou-OfiH not -by the
j 1 i : 11 ti ,1 M At t fit c I j M It t...,i ..,.t. ,.r
condud render an explanation of it
Accept. Citizen Minifler. the af-
Jurances of my perletl refpetl.
(Signed) E. Oekk'K
To the Min'ijferof Foreign Affairs
of the treweh Republic.
(It be continued.)
From the Political Joursm. ot
hauibi.rh lor November, 1798.
' THIS empire aifotds 10 the world
the wonderful Ipt&ttte of power,
uh.ch, alter an tiduoui cot Htct ol
li years, hat, by its unparalleled
tx 1 mint, jby numerous victories and
bAnjl conn it . put iiltlf 111 a more
loimdable attitude than it ever ap
peartU'iii in ihe aunalsof hiftory. ii
imaus ot n.arly 800 vedeli ol war,
(i conlidcrable ouiitber wber.of coo"
llU sd Fnucb, bpamih and Dutch
pi having 300.000 iik 11 under
11 , ..id fup(ofuug a lylleui
fi iiMte, which nil all along been a
d - j me to the fbunence epeuces of
, urei oriiaiu is prepared lor
a fuilhrr couiiii.unce ol toe conflict,
and ftcU "o apprchenfton, li.ict thole
1 umiitvnt dangen which tne r . inch
I vf,uik. 111 bad lu loudly meiuceil,
tfvc u.ally (ii ap vf.,rf(. Uudir the
psMtriyti in Um UtfinUi dcett, uti Ui
Mr every lea,ibeprniliiclioiituf all
p rttotihe world htfely -r.ive io(ibc
1 hames, and krve uninterruptedly
tuauuteni the wealth ol the nation.
I if ail tire t which retmord with
iuimciife properly from ihe tail In;
, c u;i ic; ol twenty Edt.india.
itifi, luurtecnof which came from
QnitM An exceedingly plentiful
fr.1,1 has a lo ipread amu-'nee over
tne whJe iiatid. The Krrl( ln''
unparallelcu nctoiy of Nc'iou, which
wtt ultbratcd on me ao'h N ivettt'
1 , Of day pf gfncial ibiil Igiv
M and by a Inleihu ptoteluoiioi
1 11 King to Si. Pant' , his 111 eJ MM
pk SIM umverul etubi ijii, mm
and the fdn erly dark protpe&t in
iW v"',,"k v,,v uiiiii .,jwi mw$ "u
w cpfnnni tne rrench neer, ana
iA -ft r . ft. . .
kne tirtfnner the noops Out were
The divilion, commanded by the
chtttplthe fuuadron, Bompard, and
, , , ,
Hup of -the line, La
jnd fcight f natet, Jailed
on the toh deptember,
ed Tcvrral heavy galt-s, and
win- frnitlefs uietrws ro
ronpsand anus on the IrihVr
nv ipH tKt"her it was
Britiili commodore War-
hail four Ihips of the line,
JCevtce Mhou ot four boor-.
e Fi ench (hip Lu H che to
itnke her cilour. Four of the frig-ties
the lao?e d had a fimilar
fate. Hot wwrre ai nc, fnll of
troopr, ttiiivi'iition. arim, and other
inffjttliMMits tfOHiliie to rffed a land
;tp ct with yignurt
On the 1 frh Udnbrr, the fif K
FitikIi fVi(Tre, th-t had lllil rr'ma'm.
pd on, the Ij iih colf, alfo ftirrendrr--td
atter a mrilt murderous h'.-mirt
f ur.y hi it ,i It nrinv fe j. t th 24th
Dcio.ier cht lixtti Flinch triga e, ui0
her return to ISrtlt, became a prey
to tne Briflih fru-ate Filhgnjrd, :if
tcr a blow. eiig;t tuct, near Qjief
Fajm ; lo that tn 8 days the whoh
Frenuh aifimmehr ame into the pol
fetUoo uf the lirit;fh, two frigate
only accepted, one tif whom ei'caoed
I by fi ght 10 rOnent, the other to
1 he French government had ne
vlectetl nothing to fnpply this exne.
union "Villi every thing that could fe-
cure its fortunate luccets : befides
r.unicrous tlvp's crews, there were on
board the rrench tieef jioo of ih
cno:celt land troopt, mfliely 300 m
every rtigjte, and the i;euiaittttn
3oo in tne blip of tnc line, Lj H cue ;
hic!i lat'er' had itlo on board tlx
tlillttary chett, containing in re than
one nnhion ol hvrea ia cath ; the
chief ol the fquadron, . iivfiipaid ;
the central 111 .chief, Hardy-;- the au-
ihcr oi the lriih rebellion, 1 hcobald
it;. .u t . .l .
mi 1 one , 1 lit. envoy .or me re
bels to Paris, Lewim, and about -jo
more ol the mott active members ol
the rebellion. '1 hi Heet moienvcr
carried amis and uniforms lor more
than 40,000 men ; a complete app
rams, iooies ana accoutrements tor
' 4 regiments of eavah 1 a fi eat cinan
liny ot Held artillery and Inrue lonnhr
" animunition, winch contributed to
' rc"ae"" the capture lo much more Va-
luable to the fintifli. and tin- r ,,
1 he whole expedition lo much more
bm dys afterwards, 2 Dutth frie
he l ury and Waakfamheed wcr
ukui lt,e tir,ti" gc Sirim n,
be North Sea, having on board 540
,men, 0000 iu vl of arms, a great
iqumtiy of atKmunition, and leveral
cheits ot money that were delimetl tor
Ireland A I ma II French Iquadron of
Ingates and 2 brigs, with about
i so mm, that made its appearance
jin the byo! JCWIala wslikewiiecap.
lured on ihe Infb cnaft. It islHhev
fcd ttot xhts will be the lab-attempt ot
France tu lecood a rebellion, which
may pow be looked upon as entirely
lupprcfled, and whicn hat lately been
conhned to were robberies and outra
get, after the lalt leaders of ionic
rebellious hordes, Hacket and Holt,
wire orerpowered, uf whom the
former has been are dy eairruied.
For the principal members of the
rebellion wno are to be iranlported
,.,,-r j.l.. ot trjnfpori mtt
, be aHigned becauie the government
; ot the UiiKed ftaiet hat refuted to
eive them udmiHion in Ameri-a. i
which romtiry it was intended at firft
to lenu in. in.
I he pfimipal oflicrri of Irebod,
ini3ug others the high char.cellot,
ord Clare, were in Euj-la.id, ior
oprrare toward the hiiendrd union
ot IrelspdNbh Greai-Bmain.
Continued llnrms have hitherto df
t nurd he hveral dmlkmi vf the
t'ljutiSM t in Engl ih harbcurt. 'k
hkCwiltKiarded the depart tire ot fir
bid ey Smitn, whn at to fail 00
buard the r'rgef, hrlt 10 Earl St.
Viiicem'f Meet, and then lo proceed
vilh Hirikliont to the new fcinpe.
ror ot M .r c 1. The h'rbuor of
Codifc st cNillantiy b -ckaded by
S . Vrnvewt's Hett, and the hero of
e diy, ord ifuo, wat exprcled
a I - .ftiu 1, r having been recei
e.l nt a .l ilinnilfir.l mini cr hy ihe
.ir f .' p'-, where he went o
it rc. C.niiai aal excrtioo wete
by feMirafc and m.Y.Br mnt.
felf ations of pbf e )o . At Cork in
Ireland one of the princ pa! ftreets
wa. called after 4l n.me. Oneofl
,h fi n .nrwii
houfe of parhament, bkh ha bern
convened on the 19th November,
was a totemn vote of thanks to admiral
Ne Hon, his officers and men.
In the Ea.l-Indian Seas, and on
their pafLge 'hither, were 4 (hint
- - - , B- . , v iii'
of war, oine-of which atehimihe
tine 13 ingares. in the iVlrdirer-
raneait triere tre oW 64 lirj iih
Ihipsof war, wherein are ihipa of
the line, and 19 frigam.
The BALANCE of FtmnJlF
Turned t by the HggraHtRzemeHt of
THE follow iag calcolations wii
fliew tha ti e French .re vriooo has,
by the force of arms, fncceeclrd in
acquiring more than the third part
ot tlve poluical power of Europe. It
1carcely neceflry to remark here,
hat it is hot the number of fquare
miles, by which the power of Uat.es
diMrmioed. Swjtden, for inftJUce
pofleiles a territory' 13 50 Gernfa '
iqinire mile , bm has not turee jtltnibn
.i iah-bitant, and the revenues j
tndii.it not to 13 millions of' florim.
lolfand poflVlfc l ferritorv of "01 il.
25 fquare miles, bUt has above 2 mi
ioflftOj inhabit. nits, and the revenues
xcecd 45 mili ons of" florins. The
lower o li ate lepehds on tne num
bet of inhabitants, their ludutiry and
ictivliy, and likf wile on the fertility
ot the foil
France governs at prefent the moU
ertile, populous, fva toeous and
opulent contitriet of Europe r th.'
beautiful provinces of Belgium which
a territory ot 471 Square miles.
maintain 2,000,000 of inhabitants ; the
upenor diltricts of Lombard v. which
even lurpj'ts the Wealth and popu-
. . ... '
ation et nelgium ; the once rich com.
nercial republics, Genua and Holland t
the formerly (p happy cantont of Swit.
zerlandjthe fruitful German countries
on the left fiJe of the Rhine coun.
rtes in which winesr grams; catfle,
imper, tnele molt valuat-le product .
- f the earth, were produced in
i he tollirwing retrofpe dive view,
will givr a ckar reprefentation of
the whole :
Square farther of Revenue
France miles, inbmtunts. imfiormi.
before ' J
on had tokQ0O3S00O,C00 3:0,000,000
jjor.it n I the
bjuk of the
She has at
2,000.000 a.j,ooo, 00c
3,oooxx 4 000,000
and Genoa 00
3 1 000,000
Total, 4.i 53 to.joo.omi 379,000,000
In ifis account are not uicliid.d
theforaser Vonetttn nl and iuanrAr
tUatML Corfu, oCatiir. Crohilonia
and the new Frtnoh ports ot Greece)
man, ueneva, hilhulen, and o
thcr Imail dlltridt tn the x (1, ih.
., "V r
The Whole num bar of inhabitants
in Europe it climated at 150 aN oat 5
Frame rulct over more than 40 no I -
mnt. 1 hua the French dommation
bat under its coutroul, tnore than a
lourh part of ihe whole ratals of peo
ple In humps
The revenue of France, aecordm.
10 a c alcuiatloc. ( , he tcgolar revenues
01 tne continental powers, stceed the
iiKoateot the whole remainder of fcu-
rope, aa will appear iron, the ao.
nexed table, vig.
The revenues of Aulfi ia at
I r 1 b It aiiKunt to . 00,000,000
Do. ot Protta . . . 36,000,000
I'O. 01 the Lurnpean part
Ot Hums ....
Do. ot 1 be Coropcan
ot I'arhcy . ,
Do. of.Napiet . .
Do. of Pxmm
l)o' 04 Swe
0,on7 ' j J .
Do-of BTarim& the Pala-
tinate . . . , .
Do. of Hanor , .
D. of Wirrembcrg .
Dn. of Heffe Caflel f
Do of Hefie-ngrmftadt
Do. d BaNr .- . .
Do. of Anhatz . . ..
t. of Salzburg . . ,
The (u4ofjiMfoaIler Get
man If ate, which are not mentioned
here, arc inconOderable, and fcarcely
amount altogether to three . million
floruis. The three fpir it ual ele&o
rates of principal importance, Menu,
Treves and Cologne, are lor the molt
part in the hinds of the French, as
well as many other pouefftons oi Ger.
man princes on the left bar. k of the
Rhine. The regular flue revenue.
of which the French republic is pof
fefled, according to the foregomg
lUteraem, amount to , . f
Thofe of the other pow
ers of the continent of ,
Kuiope together, 389,000,00c
Surplus in. favour of 7
Thin (lands the balance of the feu
ropean powers, or rather (hot it: v
brates L the prefent fcalr. Now II
fume great powers mould by a peace
gain a few m iltons, how weight)
wool Ml ill be tlie oreoonderance o
France ! How eaiily could the French
republic, taking advantage of he
own Ihength and that lyftem of jea
loufywhich French cunning nevft
tails to ditruie among the prmcipa
courts ot ctirope, overpower an
(fate, that lhould hereafter dare 1 1
refid the French political def pot if m.
We have at ove dated only the re-
fular or ordinary relourcet of the
European powers. But let it be at
the fame time remembered, how ma
ny foreign relourcet r ranee hat Iatcl
ulurped ; how many thousand mil.
lions have been plundered abroad b)
the French! In a pamphlet, which
lately appeared in the French and
kngnih languages, under the title.
" Addreflet to the fovereignt of u-
rope. r toe amount ot an tne pro
perty in Europe, taken hy the 9rc nti.
without the l.tiMB ot their territories
until the end of 1797, ia eltimatec
at 42,293 millions ano 834 347 tivres.
Add to into, that the relcunet nt u
mauy count m-a have heen veduced to
5he worll condition t debility and im
potence, by rrench devitlatioiis, dt
predationi, contributions, requdi
tiont and other various exactions
We have made the calculation.
Let us lee, whether the orinua am
ilatefincti of Europe, will be capabh
tu relture the deranged equilibrium.
- " .
BALTIMORE, Feb. it.
Ihe Officers ol the lioon of
Baltimore, we learn, have all rctiui
ed, except the firft lieutenant, ti,.
lieutenant of inarm, s and the fur
geun'iroaie, and hav.-generally In
the Uiip ; and that ihe crew, dil
faoshed with their li nation, hav,
mot iiied, aud rctule to obey the or
dert of the otficeit who remain.
The veflei was lying, whoa left tv
the failiog-maitrr, captain hodgkiD
who arrived vcllerdav. at Gnusn
dlnd, from which they are determin
ed out a Air until their grievance
kre redrefted. In the mean titete,
tbay permit no boat to come alom.
nut with more than two perfont hi
her. Both the ofti-crl and crew ,
It M (aid, are irriuedot the ddmif.
hi 01 tneir n u CoinniaBder.
NOKKJLK, February St.
Yefterdajr arrived the tchoontr Ad.
venture. captain Uevereua. friwn Lon
don, hot bit from Lifbon, 40 daft. An
intelligent gentleman, p Hen ger in ih
Ichooner, informs that tbeCongrcfa
Rattadt bad broken sip after eon clad
ingast ratifying a MMfSm batweei
the rKKMH RkfUBLIC and tht
CLRMAN kklPlRK. A demard ba
M y K ranee and acceded t
oihon to inarch 100.000 men
through Spain to attack Portugal, and
that number ot men have receded or
dert 10 march Iron, the Hhine ice that
porpole. Ten regitMenrt wove mo
menity ripecletf at UMott trtnt Kof.
land, to replace thole dcftiBed lar Cai
breliar. The Seotsan ad Uoonapar I e'i
death as generally 4i kredii e at Id
ban. There hadbeeo acrmfmraev dil.
coeed at tavibraltar, to blow p the
fNe (Mole jiii, K,r the place uj. i the
Spanisinu, levrral of the inkahitfli.u
(prltteipoily Jews) were feiied end
nai.tu , i., u M. v iiwttttWrt , eon
uaa ;o Uibraltar.
atnaa from Condon pispers receif eA
bjthe brUr Zephyr, Captain Cham.
Main, from Martinique, brought
Wthe Jantiary packet,
I LONDON, n,
rtr 'A V Minors
erafcrnart, arrived in town yettenlay
thhrJr U" tftC rfenderofW
theBftand of Minorca to the Bhtifh
trddtS, WIthOUt the l0& Of . .nan 1.
oonWt. " w
id troopt deftined for f l. I
IJupon their amtin. u i-JT
le oodv rf ih. ..
. " upon
theMnd, but which iwatetl ofter a
(ho cannonade from the BritifiVT
trojps. The force waa then ditMle.!
onetoirt under the commnnd or" Gen.
tntftbe either. unrW k. - .... . .
U. '. . vnann ci
other extremity of che iK. A
Boti thefe Fortt capj kned on the '
lath, nd the Spanifh and.Swifc irotipt
werfe nade prifoners of war Ti.- .1 .
habtthts con0ratularl n. ...
in Cil btcceft. and ImimmI , .... ..
ilajl b be Bfiatn Ulidrr rrtrir nU
hi troopt cotrtmanrl-rl bv (W.
'tufcrl amounted to s.iom -ooo men
heibbanilh troops wfm veie n.;ile
(flitt ers r).4o.o Ubti 4ii.r nivm
us jhJ harbour of Mahon, one ot lire
"II 'II v'.(- A .'rtlll'l-riii..... -j
Trie fetereil (loon. V I' wna C-i-il
t.lditehed with the InteHiteivCf. and
vhth wat taken by Ul3p inds.
al Wtnken b
oiM Commodore 33
m ' T 1S IS UV 1 V I W
kejrt icked the Spanifh tordt.
Tli l Park and Tower guns were fl
ed ii the afternoon of veiloid.v ....
heti jceipt of the above tateUigence,
't a gazette extraordinary will be
pubiifced this day. . '
j pture of l'infuigrnt,
A lr:nch 44 gun frigate, me lame
hich Victor Hughes was put oil
1 5rljd Pbe lent, to-f rance-4 -
Kcntleman who left
C liarlcfto n HRTrtor WmI iii; "
nn I arrived here the clav be-
foieyefterday, informs that
3 fays before he left that
jcty, afchooner which came
wh the fleet from Stfc
15, unaer convoy oi the
Moktezuma and Bi ig Nor
lolkl arrived there: the can-
talrJof which laid that on
the - ult. they dikoveretl
twofhipstol t-t ward. The
onioy immediately m.ide
I, .... ' .
ngnfii wnich were aqiwer
tftl h one of the fliips, and
die Norfolk bore down to
fpeaMhem, which (he fouiitj
to be die American frigate
y Captain Truxion, with
icr ri-ize llnfurgcnt in tow.
Cahtain illiams went on
hoard the Conftdl fk)n &
was. informed by Captain
Truxton, that he fell ln wit h
i'lnfurgente off Nevis, an d
hoiiitd a fignal, which was
not anfwered, he then crave
chafe, and commenced Ur
ine until he broucht her to
clofc action which lafted 3-4
of an hour, when Plninr-
gjent having her nianiop-
maii mot away, 40 men kil
led and a number wounded
(truck to the CofMtellation.
On board ot the American
frigate 2 men were killed 3c
Capt. Truxton gave capt.
Williams a letter for the Se
cretary of State, which he
put oil board one of tire
convoy bound to Philadel
phia, & informed captain
w . that he intended to car
ry hit prize to St. Kitrsand'
refit her, and then fend her
to the United States.
The fubfbnce of thea
bove account was publiihed