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Weunderrtand that a Mr; Groat Kas
obtained a patent tor the exclu five ere3i-
r w-r i i . . v. , rtnnrru I n 1 1
)fl Of I eicgrapua m uu j
rooofes t o make
tW rxneriments. to demcm (Irate ' the
L:i KIc fort :hv ftyz fta'flfit
& - to be raifed on Fort ,1 n.dependence
Wrf "R'nrt.hill. and that he has further in
view the erection of a telegraphic line of
'i ' u.iron KnHfin ami
Martha V Vine-vard. it mere are bo m-
fu r moil ntable natural im pediments ; and
or 1.11. fn far in that . direation aVwill
i . r
f,'.; ifnfphe receint ot news iron
tencc. ... ' ,..v....:.r-; '
v : - ' December 26 v -. .-
"Orders, we learn,. have been tliued
:Oi.--tn fnfnend the e-
j-iuiti iuv i.' j - -v r- . ' .
'..;mrit rif our national lhips for tne
rctolieil lb lend so marine from brs own
uYipVand to iiifpaich the Patapfco n the
undertaking. On the iith inft. th Patapf
co entered the harour imidlt a very hea
vy fiie from the r rench . baticnesy which 1
ronlllteu oi. $ or owsx pounoers. 'fni.
me hat eiueredthe harbour'the ihufqoetry
tlSjle.rV'cU"(whD were fhehered be-
ftind rhe wans, ami m tne rrowies-eo moie;
ah tfels, & tbaYnoneof them were per-.
I forbesr.te ihjle any comiielni, on ' iKis
1 to load with anyprcKiyce.Oian N ihe UL
it-Ion being demanded of W'atkinti he I nited Stilei will-uVc the r.fcrTry mrafures
rtn hrtirdJ" and had an ODOortuiiit v. ot ob
. . r i , .. sv ,
fervint the conduct of .ihe; orhcery na
crew of toe Patapfco, jt aflf.orJs me peculi
ar pieaftire tb ltate their nthtifiarm ami
cos a i. t-?oo tnis occaufln-ati wnen
t is c(dhd-red that for near three hours
wp were within half gun (hot of he ene
my; 'who kfvpV up a continual ifchare, ot
niu'fif'fiei'ryt'ic ;.."i3 as. fi ovular as fortunaie,
t hat o'iy twie-ri..:n .wci c wounwt". -'i
the litft mttaitt. caotaiw Qednes lent 50
(aid, that heTound it necetsary o detain the to fecare to the Amertcah fijg ike xefpetl it.
TCfsels antil the reinforcement' arrived from merits. L-
Taniaica, until a proper court of admiralty "1 am fit " - ;
y,ti eltaWtftied at Gurracoa, bat after their ; Your obedient fprvantj . Ki "
bnfinels was invented, Uiry fhonld be WILLIAM D. ROBINSON. '
fufFered to depart, and in ! ut are . allowed, jj StoidarU Ufa. Secret mrv of r ".:! .
fhetpirit with which the l'atapleo kept-uprritan,i,cmaH..un, ... - v- , ; . , .V , ., r . .. , .
tliete for abut two hours, Completely .Indies.- i nus were 'u.. , - LEUIbLATURE OF VIRQINrIA- : ( r , j
(ileaced rhe eneniy." A !:was..apalle.nftef 01 war 001. iuic.H, Vpeplhwng Kejolution pojjld ' the boufer 7
oui Knowing ...c .uuc atn-... " "ZXrDeJebates.on the 32 " - k
.y, v,,wuTw.v-.. hereav the General aflemblv of ths -x u
. f 1 .. .rc 1- I common.wea ih ar their lemon, which commen-
racoa. and capture all American vefsels no I - , , ' '
. f . -i ui. ..: I ceo in uecenuer in tne year 1703. nailed lun- - ,
coes confiCU and the Merrimack and tlaf ' 7 ""-7 j
- ' . . ..c . r- A, protelt.arrainit the. act of Gdearefs. common y
tapfco had the morttfication to fee two or r r. j,,;" 1; 4 ' iX , f
thlee veJSels,captured.&.(enr in,,wi,hont failed led t.onlasi palpabk and
havinC it W their pbwer conUcnlwith their J f10" of.lhe Conlhtuuon of the-
friftnt tnpuaions, t. interfere 5, -; . . , v nr, r,;,-,,-
commonwealih,. at their feffipn, which com-
year 1799, rcPcat
command ot, tne lieutennvt of . marines ; 1 preuim
from fbe .fatapien ;; tncy were miqnc . a'. . S . . 'j l . 1-7 Z7.A hcahon of the ...reporTof a: lelVa colnmUtee.
nenmpfi tor r.urrarna arrivca inric uui 1 1. . ....
T - - --JK ,,JT1T J... I"!1
U.Ua. I v0 " iaHJ 14I1UII!
From the GAZETTE $f the tlNifED
;'. . STAVES. . -.
-Philadelphia, Dec. 19. 1
:-: SIR, ,
That the pnVic mind may not be mttlrff
ny the dijtlerentil,vteriien.ts which -t ye been
' publvflied rtfpetting the capture of Curra-
roa, I requett you to nvicri , m
he codv ot a detail, whtcn i t atiiimttev1
i ili i-rtftnrv ol the- navv. on uu' arrival
At litis place.- ' ;:.:'
1 haejince received letters from Cnrra
cai. wiijchxenavile me to itU tiiat e
fpecie WhicJirvWas detatnetl by capran
ritan t.onful. bv order of L'ord H. Se.
. g 4 ' .
nuiur. ' X. .
, All American" veflels tbjjt wrein.;.!..
harbour of Cmracaa prcjird9o the ca; t.
talatioii, he been' ccSnPeU'eU to : pay
falvage to the. B-ltifli.-.
x I am St,- - t-y :
' Your obedlen rr anr,
The cap'urr of the Ychr. George, downed
1 1 -k - i ri '" r . . . r r r s '.
. fli ,re, wiuctv toiner wiVn ao "7 V,".;-" VV "V ' "I metlced h December in the
itu cxiraoruinary tutuimidiivt i i l- fl "
e; win met it lenom auenuon.-
' -V'"; f rc O P Y.1
On the 5tb Sep. ember the Frfnch forre
at 'Curro'coa eo'ininenccd : ffeuft ve nts .
. ftaioll t1ie.bn.tCh-,' .and pittcu!a:y inttuHi
. tedrlhe7r defittiS (ay a ni uijfctio) aaio
Ameriran perfous and property i O.., it.
6th, the A nerfeah coiiful rcqucll ;die t.
fjo to St. Kitts, ith a vicw.to pvcc-ir
tume aG.Uvc hcmi the United Sva.ei !(('
un that iHlifn. On the rh 1 arrive I
Sr. Kitts, and foun theie the f-itae. Joli
Adaan, and l;ops of wat Merr'unatk a..
Patjpffo To capt.'Crols cf the Jo. A
dams I preferred my papers," and explain
. ti the nai ure ttt my erran -tirjt-.hg.hiit
. immediately ;to-to d6wn to Cnrracod hr
v 'joined- me in opuuo'ii as ro the necelht'.
and lianuWity of tbd rale, but. exprefle
a delicacy at leaving his tlaf'on at tha
tine however, he t'leerfully eave hi
conleut for ihe.i.nmfdiil e dep irure of ii.t
ivvo aloftmen'iione.J lla psf wa", AfCO'd
- inly captains Br own and Geddt,' .(itil
prompirute tint evinced their tn tor tiw
fervice ) prepared- for Tea, and lailed tht
cnluiuii day., O i the ?jl inllam we ap
psarfd oft (heharbo ir o'fCurruo:t, Mhere
we dpcoere V n tiniilh Innate Iuir tc
w-ndaid of the port'; (he lent I er boat
; oo board the ' M.-rriatack, by which vr
le.irnt, that tl.e ifiand .had ciiphuhted or.
the 10. h inHam", to Kre lerick.Wa'kms, eftj.
- commander-nl-Mhe tritfate-'Nereid, at
that the American conlul ,wuh .his la mil
was irHatd H VtEpt e, I-vimedtately went f-v i t h ,il ;
011 board the Nereid and had loVr.e confer.
fation with the commander flal our con-
ful relating to te capsulation, &c A'
, ter which I went on (hare,. waited on tne
governor, and other om;er, and --Haiti
the arrival ot the two Hoops of warr whofe
ohjeel was to protect tiie A nerican pet.
lout and proprty, I ne governor repli.
ed.that no effecTive relief cotild be'affordl
el anlrTs one of the fljops of war c'tnie
into ihs harbour. All - the offi.-ers both
ci-il ami military hafiwj; declared that the
filvatioh of tie iflmd- depended on the
American fhtps tiflini; ofrenfively. I gave
it as my opi uon, mat tne American com
man f were not authotied by their Jn
fli ticlions to attack the French in the pofi
tiny they ihe hell. The Roveroar aud
othej Tail, that nnlef lonnhing decifivt
was done te inhabit tn'i in ihe t;arrifon
as well as the A nerlcaat, would 'all hi
(artifi:el. That ! nihi I Rai I on Ihore
vwh view to alcertJiii the aclu il fituiti
on of tli, mi, an I olferved that a ? oufi 1?K
iiiue nu'iiher nr A'nerican citizens had v.
Iti-itee'e I their ler vices. ia-thelAftsod
were nUceJ at the principal hat eries, Trnni
wiifn.'e they could not retrra' (ofcnurlfl
wnul I have he'ti ferioufly fitnated, had 1 he
French taken th clacebvltonii. Under thefe
co ili lerr.tioiii I alvifed Mr, I'hilins'to fe
1 com.aend on of the flnpt ta be fent into
jhc ItKiboti 1 he coincided in my opinion,
ntid I went en board the -Mertimack, cap
tain BiOMyii, and after ttatinj tha urpci cy
atit) peculiarity' of the circumUiucf he
.1 io(f ori one win a of ihe batteries, w
in rtaCr'eif an attack on the lown. would
ivebeen the firirobiefl nf rflTdttasanco
conh IrnUy reported-ana eiicvea,.iji
the French, intended to niake 'an allault
har n'i;htr but 'while this, event was ex
beaedt'li.e French cut? '. was evacu,ated.
and takiiiixadvaitai'e ofihe tlarknels ut
hrtiinht.-they preripi ately embatked Le
ween 8 and i t o'clock; rot their cables arid
made 'aw.iy,. On ihe inoiiinB ot tne 251 n
the M rrimack Hootl clole mvi.b the
hti!j and had the mo' iification to fi.jtl t..e
nlace and which .the ..French velkls occu-
aie.J the day .preceding entirely evacuaieu ;
the'-BritifiVfrTgat e- difeo xVriuupJiiO nfee
he cafe; immediatelv made preparations
for ente I-,c tl e liarbor,. aiKl acordingly .
lout a olock ihe 2Sth "mfl, caine into
fhe port; anil took polK Hion vt the place
in the nuMC ot mrwnat.iijc ..njajeiiy.
1 From this reprelenia icil 10 is ' ot vions.
f' at the Brt ifli trigate Nereid rendered 1.0
-We t ' C all! I HICC l limn"imiii - 1
Juracoa, as -the'Tommaivder of, her 'did
;ht think proper to veniure the Oiip
- rou 'h the fi e of tlie French batieriTi
11 en e:in Si4ie h p or, nor dithhe deem
. . a , 1 a 1. . r..s
l ptutie t'.O a ncK tnereucu priai;-cr,
Honnn 1 lies I IV M-iucn a p'liumi hi rtn-
e the eturrprife. VfiafliT5le-nnd ea
!a it i p'eunned he id not wifhto
n any rilK U'. il he iceied a einforce
'enl lroiHjlami'iajrun I merely kept criii
!roj the pot t in vlevv .of the F. ench
cniip and el!elffc The frmaie had only
ln Jed fi ur leven ir,en and' wa holdmjj
..i'y rommuivcmidn with the Dii:ch jm
vernor, which the French from thcJi' fpu
ition oblrved, cbnfcirtietitly Infl no time
nprer)atjr:j for the -;t Mi tilt ot the town
A'hirh ihev funiin'tfed hottibjrdin:; ut.li
he Anerica' flotps of var appeared off
'lie harbour, and on tliu . litoi r i'r had
iclually arlvanced with a principal part
if'rbeir force wnbia a lew hundred jardj
T ihe-oain fortification, with an intention
"o laSeit"by adult , ut,ft;eina; the tWo
doops of war, they wee Jisronrerrc I and
etrea'ed 10 their ramp; -What followed
nril 'thrir-evhcu-tion has been previoufly
'tat'-d lr therel.oie appeals, that had nor
he. American (h ps arrived a'.Curracoa on
;i.e 22 I inll. the ilhnd would to a erttain
v have been taken by.lhe French', atd 0'
C inrfc the caj.ii ul ttinu would l.ave been a
nullity. The Putapfco atid Merrimack
nve thetelore refcuel the iflmd. from a
!eriou$' drletnma,- as 1 have no doubt lur
1 principal pnrt if theiohabita' t together
tie- A' ericfn, wou'd'have bcei
facrifi.ed had the F' each lurcecdl. Tint
the (aid (lnps hve put cap;. Waikins in
?-ace.'ble poffrflion of the ifl md, does not
i(A iiie a little to ihe leeward of the harbor I c i''inS
hfe.payf. j;ejpiaia Watt
hearing ihai flie was al anchor, ferit down an
ufiicer anH. fome 'meni. took poflelTibn of, her
and brmight her mt portihe day.enluipff
an Englilh enHjn and pendanf wa'hoinea
Knil Lap I Uari f.i nafi 4 W.v AM 4 ftl4 i
uu uuiiu-ui uci"Hi'v mucriaiKi aii iou,ia It I- r - I r . V L - - ;
' " V . . r . O I n: I K., hprsln a rl if ml.l.nn t It :
of fa.d fchodrier waned on Said Watkins and I " r , - Y ,VV " K !?"MU-;' l,Ul'"
demandrdhi. reafomlor hoiftin lWHh h) rc P"' col,nfl"ce ana anect.on atnmg me
.:... l.-.j .u. ...,.'- u..j.j mejnbers ot th
UDIS UU UUdlU U1C VJCU'IJC., ilC ICUIiCU Willi
the realnrii.oh which thafit)eafiXre waj fotmd-Td,-afeportfH.ti
the m mberv compofiniJ
this urrfent Guieral AlTemblv lake Dleafure
in expreilifig their decided approbaitoa, not
only becawle of the pcrfpicuitv and irrelilli
blvlarce of lac arguments, which' it coniains;
a great, deal of hauteur, that he had good rea
loni tor lo aotnr,. but. he did nor wiln to be
bothered by them, and1 if they had any thih;.
to do or lay, on the i uMnels it. mull be done'
AtHQiigh - their, 'cM'Ll accordingly Mr. Phil
lips, accompanied by captains Blown
des, waited oh him, & alked his reafons fortak-
polK-IIion of the George, without any invef
was a damned hne fchooner,'sfnd he mufl V-V-,7 ' ft'. T A " X "r 7
f,av- heV to lend feme d.fpatches to EncUnd ' 1,H "7 WI .ini"clco
i ' i - - i l. . . r '
c .union, is uniformly pre-
ferved. 'x J-' . - . -. " - ', . ....
And whereas recent occurrences have taken.'
place j n fe veral pari s oft he U n i t cd S; at es ah d
particularly in: this commonwealth, Z wliich
joftify the apprehenfions exprelTcd by the laid.
genera htitnbl ierad-wli u hp.pveJDat. tafi.
fad ac't is as opprel!ire and' dahgerpns in.
practice; as it is .crro.aeops in principle. ?-jS.'
And whereas ihe4aid fall mentioned Gene v
ton frora; !his ilate in tKeCongreis" of ' he
U.n'ted States, to opp'ofe he palling of any law..' '
founded ort or t econtfing: the doctrine lately-,
advanted that the common Jaw bt'. England is
in fofce under the govcrnmenVof the Uiuved '
blaiea docti me WQich they truly .drclare 10
he novel in in principles and tremendous in
itjcoiilequenc'es : and ihe "members of the.
prefent General ATTembly, after the moll ma
. IX. ' . I liirp fislllicratiiin ar -if nruniim itiii ih l.ii.-t
a- the articles be.ng deemed t rciSl-"J' j l-'C. r
.v..nJ ..4 r,nr.,.A ...I ,k -'.t.'.n 1 wuinif icnus uirc tu v .u uic lUDV.eruon or a
ur ' l tr.n ' .L. . r-.!:r. I tundatitotal article in the conllimtion. namelv'
.ion h .1 could beot was, .hat he ! would do VDi V c .c "J L' gm ' nt poneues no pow
as he pleafed, and if he did wronff he muft be -b" t.vh.ch are cxpteflly granted
iinfwefable for it, but that the fervice required
rlje fending of the. fchooner with difpatches
to cngiana. vapia-n oeuaes ana Mr. 1 nil
as ro ihccargo, he would " fend it to la
maica lor trial, where .he and no doubt u
would be condemned, as he had found corf
iraband, articles on board ?" he was requeO-,
rd to iia'me the articles he- called contraband',
and he produced ' ihree bales, marked W. P.
No. 52, 60, and 62, to f which were ac,
1 u ally an inferior fpccie of sfnabargi and
the. o her ticklepuurgs -p-t.. fhtlltpjiexprcU-
ed his lurpnie a- tne articles b
vvatHiDs. uuiiu uu cucu ; 111c oniy urijiin.- , . . n
... . . ... I Ihal lh (Trnrral ,wrrnm -nl iu, nm W
Relolved, That the Senators rom this ftate
in theCbr.gtefsJofthe U. bta cs,bc ialructed,
and that the reprefchratives be rcqoiflcd, to
avail ihemfelve of every opponunity ra obtain
a repeal of the fa id att of Congrefs, and tq(.
oppolt any law or rtfolution coauining a'
recogfiiion ot the faid doBrine.'
v r N O T 1 C E. -
THE fubferiber intending to leave this .
Sate in the' Spring, ami to be ab--
(ent dining the bummer months, cartielt-
lips look famples of ihe ariiclesTn queflion,!
wh'tcf'l'-have brought with me.' .Other vef"
fels have been recently. fent in, whofe fate is
unccr ain ; every bale of goods is torn open
and ranfacked, and Ihould'diere unfonuna e
ly be any German li'nen on board ,whofetex
tur-, is fufncirntly (Irong to make bat fail,
the velfel and cargo will be condemned. It it
a well knotfa fact, that the v.cfle! trading to I
therWefl-Itidies, carry more of. lefs of Ger-
; man linens, but according to captain .Wat I v reqUrlU thofe who are indehteit to him
kins s conllruftiop, all iticlearticles are eon lor to me late concern ot Lanndon and
itaband. The fol'owing breach of hoaor will Giles, t( make payment on or before' the
illullrue ih a very flrong point -of view the fiitl daypf April next;' a Unci compliance
caarader r.f the faid Watkihs., . with wllch, will eiftible him to dtkba.i j;e
Daring the period ihe capitulation was ne. the Quitclaims of hs and their creditors,
fficiaiing." things were inloalarminea Hate on . " til'G.,'4. r.y.
i Ihore as to induce Mr. Phillips 10 feek an I t, .1 ., . n .
: . - . . - ... . C. ... .. .. . I Th ri Willi It mutltf r., Mt Tnnnl
af-lotn Jor .himf-:f and his. family, on . board .! : , ' " ., " r " , - 'L
.he 'fr ga e. captain Wa ki , very pohtely ' k .h 1 H. "
tendered hi. cabin and - gave ever apparent ,f ' v, hnTV '
evidrnceof refpe 't ,0' .lr. Fndlips aAme. h5 f 7h 'f ( the Saw-Pits
j k ..w .w.w.m'w. iu..nLi V It w
"irdce.'uie pnnriiiuu in ine iiiuju, uucy iiui t . ,
herefoie admit of any, difpute, as the) ,n;",n,1!,vPr,c,e
. . . i fit laid VVjikih
. . f . I ; . L . . IT i r . nt'il- .
man lumui among inc cn.'ui 'vir. i tun us i .
. :.J - L....J-.L. t i "i"
reinforrtT.ent from Iansiea had never
uade ii t aprarancei in what manner the
inerican citizens have been trrafd.lor
hi efl.Mitial lervice, -will belt appear by
ttie Inliowitl detai'. ' ,
! In the alternnnn of the 25'h inll. cap tains
Brown and Geddes wai ed on cipt
Waikins, ud informed him.Jhai as ilieir
nhjeil ot Curracoa was the proUflKn of
American cllizrns and property, thfj- were
lefirons that nil the A-nerion vellcls
p.rt, fli'oul l prepsre for departure under
their convoy. : He replied, moll certain
ly, an' I that he had not ihefmsMell widi
to tlirow'the lead oh'.tacle ili their way,
hut that they niijiht fell, load, and depart,
s heretofore. The A nerican capiaini
were then adembled, and informed that
'he' Merrimnck and PatapfroooM ive
liein'convoy thro th J Mana'partiee hi ten
liys. This bein condu led, the laid Wa.
iUiiiiUtfdjga row n'Vnd Geddes.
;Jiat he received pnflti e in form i'lbn' of
mother cxpeinrmn having filled from
Gm laloupe for Curracna, hid requefle.l
t'.teni to n andcru'Z oft Ihe ifliu i while
he .American efsels were tetil m ready
fd'ihl r,g,e, 7" 1 'T " f crrjlng ,
, wh'ch he placed in the charge b.f n
is -a few dayt after this, Mr. The Lkt f
cafion io write a note oa fome ,l. U:m I i.,
of faid Waikins
Phillips' had occa
bAfiiiefi to Mr,. Corfer, his partner ; faid
no e .was iruQed to .he charge of one of the
dfTi.crs of ihe fr gate, who broke it open and
de ivertd ii toiapiain Watlins, the faid Wal.
kint then informed Mr. Phillips that he re
greitfd he was under the necefTny of tetaining
mpiemenTS comn ete v fixed
on the bnliiicls of lawtni tim
quintity of timber oii bnd.
No. at, bemc a VVater lot "on
the Hill, i liule below the alorefaid 1HII-.
houle lot. l ' ' i
' " ' R. LANG DON;
uheuPjCiCrhe nad.C0Lmh,it!,'a ,o hi$ charge' " anJ a Ncf Riding' Chair and Harnefi.
FOR -SALE. .
1 faddle or chair llorfc,-
Co the Printer.
ERHRAIM PAU0D1E, '
. BOqr-and SllOE-MAKKK, , '
Rr imi r ubii i iniornts ins oh pui
tooiera, and the public in general.
he bd dtfeovered thai he ws to.icerned in
bufinefs which was not juflifiible in an Ame
rican conlul. - . j -
Mr. P. a (Tared him 'hat by ihe laws of his
country he was entitled to profecute commerce,
and flaied his furprife at the viola ion ofcon
hdence he had repofed in him. .This hn'v-1 that he hA iuU arrived from. New.F.nc-
ever wouUnot avail; the money was ftilf laiid.with'.a complete aflortment cf LEA-
retained when I left Curracoa Among the THEll an I BOOT LEGS, and has re
individuals whofe feelings had led them to commenced his bufinefs of Boot and Shoe,
ufe foms harm txpreuMini.on.. the coRdtiA of Making' Wilmington,, North of the
fiid Waikim, was a captain Lambert, of Sa Court. Hoste, and nextloor fauth of Mr,
lem, wh"fe obfervatidns partook of more free- A. T. Browne's,' where he will be happy
3r.nfUlnnjOrreT i wit-im alHheme-to4fipl
f-iir fea ; ircordin fTy the two Oiips went dered leave 0 iflsnd 'direfllyy'arid if he white LaMU SKINS, fuitablfor Free
eut, and a tier criiliiteyUy returned altered a hngle infolent- esprefTion he would Mf,('' aroni, and afeivkei;s ol Mu.
to Curracoa..; hut to the fiirpnfe and niat,haie him to the gang-way and flo?gcd Capt. fattnred TOBACCO, by the kecz or fmal-
uucaii-;i oi mc nmcncafirommari ieri, ih?7 l,- was ot co",ne unaer iDC ncxcuiy ol depart- I lcr q innii.y. ,
Isarntthat'ar.trnbaigo wasUidoii allAmeri t$ frctn Curracoa . I N iv. ac -tf