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Sevate of tki Unitko States-
l. A i Ion; ' "'
, Mr. Smith of Marland, submitted the fol-.
l' .following resoltfion, which was readj and
i ordered to lie far consideration.
Rtsahedf thatfrojpflod. aftr the
t day of . ynext, it shall not be lawful to
import into the.; United States, on board any
foreign ship,' any goods, wares, or mer
chandize, ' other than such, as are of the '
, growth, produce, or manufacture of the na
. lion to wft.cli such foreign ship shall belong,
except an board the hhips of such foreign na-
iuii vr.t auims me importation inro ineir
ports pf goods, although they are-not the
growth, produce, or manufacture of the U-
nitea btates, m the ship or vessels of the
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i.r.y HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES. -
Wednefday," Feb. 12.
Mr. Sloan. -Mr. Speaker I trnft I am
In laviniir tliat thm rnnrnt9.
tives of the'peoplc in Cojigrcfs affembled,
' are the only tribunal to whon they can
jut icuicis ui national grievances
and protection in their national' rights .
and fccondly, that every member as a com
ponent part of the national legllhture,
A lias a right to introduce refolutions' in fuch
.fbjiiw uiaj mum oca caicuiaieit 1
to rcdrefs exifting grievances ; or fecurev
them fro m future infuit and injury.
Notwithstanding fcveral refolutions ha.c
been laid on the tablfc refpefting the im
prefTment of our feanien by the comman
ders of Britiflt armed vehels, and their cs.
preditionson our commerce ; I have feen
none which I confiJer . fully adequate to
the pujpofc propofcJ V or couched in that
firm,iartd decifive language, that I con.
caivctjc nature of iha cafe requires. Un
der sjijipreflion I beg leave to offer. a
refofot&rt j and previous thereto, alk the
indulgence of the Maufa to offer, a few
Are not the people calling on us from
alraoft every part of the union I. Previous
io my leaving home to attend this feflion
I expected theimjuelTment of our feamen
by Dritilb armed velfels, and their depre
dations on our commerce would have been
the firft bufinefs taken up ; but, to my a
llonifhment more ihan ten weeks have c
Japfed, and we arc only preparing to dif
cufs this important fubjccl. Is thisgiv
jug immediate attention ro the fufFerings
tf our condiments i But, what aftonilh
es me flill more is, that by convention
I have h.i.1 with fame members, they ap
pear yet unprepared to do any thing dech,
One member (Mr. Nicholfon) who cf
ftreda refo'.irfion two days pa!t, object
ed to a furrnsr rtfolution offered by a
mcmbcrYrom pennfylvania (Mr. Gregp)
from an apprehenfioti that it would in
jure our revenue, 5,000,000 of dollars
(Here Mr. Nicaoifjn explained, Hating
that he had only f jjj that it would afTjct
it to that amount,) Another member from
Mairichufeuj, (Mr. CrowninfhicU) well
acquainted with mercantile bufiticfi, fup
poied it would not injure it more than
B it I hope Mr. Speaker, that however
pleating it may be u fee our debt dimi..
nilhirg, and our revenue incteafing j the
fear ct diminution of revenue, will never
deter t!u Congttfs of the United S:ai,
from fop porting 1 heir national righs. 1
liope we (lull not iWn.k from a tempo
rary evil, to ptocurc a, great and pcrma
In hearing ths conveifarlon of fome
members out ofdoors, and oLfervine the
ic!y that has taken place in the Houfe,
this query fs ettorted from me j where
the fpirir. thaf ailuatcd the noble patri.
oti of fcvcotf.fti, ai tt.e rifq'ie of life to
rppofc ti e unjult afgrclliini of Great- Dri.
tjin t II xi it fled lironj our land, or it it
unly flc;pin$J I hope the laiicr; ami,
Jlut it may fpecdilt awake, icfaflud, and
latioratrd by its long nap.
Ii.it periupi fomc may conclnde, itiat 1
with ui i.molve the United Slates in ar
Col forbid I want to prevent war
ith thofe hont.l irgincs rnat'e tu dtUioy
Ihf luinian fpecie. I want 10 prrvent it
by doin to all nations, as we would thty
hould do unto in ; are we fo doing whilU
we permit ci.e of the belligerent powers,
10 i.npiefi, ati.1 kep onboarJ lu r vtlUU
fcf war, three ihoufand c l our fdj"rncn, tu
fcfTnl in filling her battles with other tel.
liferent poners in omit? and fejee with
ui I I want the United States lo treat
ittn. Britain as lliey twulj treat art Indi.
dual, who in hi Uotirg hH e i lewtlf
Uctiimjuft j break of allii.icrcourf?, tin
lil rrpiiau.Mi is made for pal injunti ;
anJ fefiitity gUcn thai tlv flnll not l e
inrated In future. This l.ne ot condyO,
J cuncciie, ii draJ of producing war,
woulJ be the mofl certain tnnni of feiu.
lir.5 a permanent, and laflitg peacr." In
11 e prdenl State of Kurtpe, can Great.
r.ila?n d withal nor trade I Crrtali.Jf
flu cannot It Is orobalde i,it Umoiu.
jMrte has ere this time prohibited hct trade
wilh 1 cor.fidfrable part pf tur
ThuS CltC umllinrr.i. Iifmhlin 1.. I mm
vtrr eiiflfwe, if we make firm deter,
sine J tlcraaJ for irritation of CtmtiUm
my opinion U, that fhe dare not, that (he j
cahnot.Tior will not refufe. j
I will notdetairtthe Hoi-fe at this time,
with a more derailed inveftigation of the
fubjedl ; but knowing it la be., the deGre
of many of my conllituents, and hoping
that upon a full inveftigation, it will be
the determination fj)f this Houfe, to adopt
firfn and decifive meafures, for the pur
pofe of obtaining redrefs for injuries fuf.
tained, and to prevent the like. id future,
I offer t be following rcfolution, hoping
the lioufe will commit it to a committee
of the whole', On the (late of the'union.
Whereas the commanders of Britifli ar
med reirjU have imprelTed many Ameri
can feamen, and compelled them to bear
arms on board faid veflels, and afiift-Jn
fighting their battles with nations in ami-
ty and peace with the United Sates, and
alio brought into Britifh ports for adjud'u
cation, many merchant veflfels, failing un
der the flag, and owned by citizens of! the
faid United States, jv here fome hare, been
a long time unjullU' detained, and others
condemned, coniraty to juftice and the law
of nations. H
JFor remedy whereof,
- Refslvedy That in cafe the government
of Grcat-Britain lliall negleclj or refuTe
for months to reltorcjtll Arneri.
can feamen imprefled, and defined as a
forefaid, and alfo difcharg6 alt American
veffcls detained cpntrary to the law of na
tions, making compenfation for the lofs
fullained by fuch detention, and alfo for
, thofe condemned as prizes; all trade and
intercottrfe (hall thenceforth ceafc, and be
prohibited between thefe United States and
Great- Britain and its dependencies, until
equitable arrangements (hall be made .be,
tween the two governments, that lliall in
fure a return, or compenfation for the
, property unjuniy feized and condemned ;
and alfothe tefloration of American fea
men to liberty and theis; country. Provi
ded alfo, that-upon fuch arrangements bc-
' ing made the Prcfident of the U. States
fhall have power, by proclamation, to o
pentradeand commerce, upon the prin.
ciplc of (uch equitable arrangements be
tween the faid United Sta'es and Great
Britain, and her dependencies.
The rtfolution was immediately corfi.
dcred, and referred to a committee of the
whole on the flate of the union. L
Mr. Smilie fnbmittcJ two refolutions
for rtcttit-g the t1rii? cf Columbia, fi,
milar to thofe heretofore offeted, with
this difference that the prefent refolutions
include a receflionof the city of Wathit.g-
Mt. Snilit faid he had two objects in
view in offering theie rcfolutioiis. The
firfl was that Congrefs snighr be divelled
of that rou'ttfliciiy of bulincfs which a
rofe from the fiuiation of the tcrriiory,
which would incrcafe with the growth of
population and theprngrefs of fociety.
The other rcafon was al UI more impor.
tant. He wilhctl to'fee the jcople otthe
diflrid reflored to their political rights,
the deprivation of which was to !uw a
matter of grcafAegrer, and which could
not ! e remedied uomI there was a decided
' In their fituation. Alluding to
rcl.cnfion rf the inhabitants that
thi, ii.calure was conncatd with a rcmo.
valnf the feat of government, he drcla
rcd that this was not his object ; he, on
the contrary, believed the mcafure would
be highly beneficial to the 'city of Wafh.
- On confidcrin? the refolutions the Houfe
divided Ayrs 48 Noel 6. ,
MnSmilit inovtd itlcrcrce of them
to a committee of the whole on the ill day
Mr. Lrwit moved their roflpoofmeni In-
Mr. Li$n hoped an immrdlaie dtt-Tu
I t. W V I
would be had upon thm. .
Mr. Shan hoped fume time woulj be
allowed previous to their decifir n.
The Houfe determined to refer them to
a committee of the whole Ayts r 6.
Mr. CinraJ moved a hc ir leing made
the order U i the ill Monday in Aiifcult.
Motlon difagrecd to Ayri 44 Noes
On the ft h!onday of May Jofl
Mr. A'rV lolftn moved Monday net!. He
faid ihn there was much important bufinefs
relative to the territory before the Houfe,
und If tlc prrpofnioM of lereflloti were
p.-tmiiiel 10 remain unatled on, they
would ft,peifede all attention to the other
Mr. Smith,, acquieftirg In mallrg i)
tefwtutioi iU ordcrfur Monday nut, tl,c
Houlc fodctermir.cd withont adivifton.
WASlilNGnTJT, Uhruary so.
On Wcdrfday, the benate took up
the report cf the contmicre to whom was
tefcrrr filial patted the I'ltuMeol'i mef.
(ifi that itlatei lathe ifgrtruom tf Bri.
TU firfl refctutMft, whkh It ai fol-
was doptrd nmht tftfiJUmtt.
I'. Rtjohti, Thai lU capture and coo
d;nmauunt unJcr tl e wders of the Erhifli
s-mtrnrofw, aJ adjudication .cl their
courts of admiralty, of American eF
fciiai.4 licit larguci, ca the prctcit i f
their being employed in a trade with the
enemies of Great-Britain, prohibited fn
time of peace, is an unprovoked aggref
fion upon the property xf the citizens ot
thefe United Stales, , a violation of their
neutral ,rightsTand an encroachment upon
their national independence.
On the fecond refolution fome cdnver
fatrod arofe,, relative to the details. - To
the principle, contained in the rcfolution,
no oppofition was made. The Senate ad
journed at the ufual hour without coming
to any decifion. ,':.
Yestkbday, after fome.debate onfi
veral amendments offered, none of which
were agreed to, a debate commenced on
the refolution generally Meffrs Ifrael
Smith, S. Smith, Anderfon, Mitchill,
jBayatd-and Worthington fpoke ; when
the fenate adjourned without coming to a
On Friday the Senate resumed the consider
ration of the following resolution :
r2. Resolved, That the President .of the U
nited States be requested to demand and insist
upon the restoration of the property cf their
citizens, captured and condemned on the pretext
of iis being employed in a trade Ivith the enemies
of GreatJIxtiainy prohibited in limeofpeact :
anljifim the indemnification of such "American
citizens, for their losses and damages sustained
by these captures and condemnations : and toon.
ter into such arrangements with the British
government, on this and all other differen
ces subsisting between the two nations, (and
particularly respecting the impressment of
American seamen.Varmav he rnn:Utnt
with the honor and interests of the United!
Mates, ana manifest their earnest desire to
obtain for themselves and their citizens by a
micable negociation, that justice' to which
they are entitled. '
Messrs; WoKVinrtnn. Anv-i. s. c;,!,!.
... " 1 "nu)
. Adair, Pickering, ttayard, Tracy, Ander
son, aim Maclay delivered their sentiments.
When a motion to recommit the resolu
tion for the purpose of amending it, was lost
. Ayes 15 Xoes. 16.
Mrf Worthington then moved to strike out
the words in Italids from the 2nd to the llth
line. ' . ..
Messrs. S. Smith and White opposed the
motion.'wbich was disagreed to Yets 13
Nays 16. ...
Mr. Thruston moved to postpone the reso
lution for the purpose of previously takin up
and acting upon the third, which prohibits
the importation into the United States of a
variety of articles, the fcrowth, produce, or
manufacture of G. B. .after the day
f " ncxt un,e eqitahle arranpements
oiiunuc niuue uceween me t . Mates u Great
Bcitain. This motion was lost Ayes 15.
Messrs. Israel Smith and Bradley then
spoke against agreeing to the resolution.
The pi inciplc ground taken by them was that
it became the Sentte to Uke stronger ground,
and to adopt vigorous measures, before they
requested the executive to resume ntocia
tion. Mr. Tracy advocated the resolution. He
did not think ntgociuticn exhausted. lfe
thought it became the b'enate to make one
further attempt towards negotiating our dif
ferences, before a resort was li..d t watlike
measures. The president would be cnahlcd
to take this atep, by the Senate, who were a
branch of the war declaring power, express
ing their support of the measures he had ta
ken, at the same time that they requested
a renewal of the negotiation.
Mr. Mocrt. moved to strike out the words
" and ivist ;" wliU h motion prevailed.
Mr. H'orlhiugton said that, to modified, he
fchould vote for the resolution.
MeMrs. Lofcr., Kltchtll and Tickering
spoke in favor of the resolution, and Mr. Is
rael Smith, agninst it j when afief some ver
bat amendments, the question was taken up
on it, by Yras and Nays, and the resolution
carried Yeas S3 N'avs 7.
In the courie cf the remarks offered by
different gentlemen, the principle source of
difference appeared to he, vLcther.it was
proper un-lcr cxititi(j circurmUnccs tore
qucU the Lxecutive again to resort to ncpo.
cition. Those gentlemen whnnpposcd the re
solution thought it bi-rame the goternmcnr
totuke higher ground; to arm the TrcUdcnt
wj'h the rneuns of inforcing a compliance
villi our just demands, and to leave every
Hunt else to his e'.ucttsvon. On the other
hand, it was thought by the friends cf the re
aolution moM ehgihle, that the ' TWident,
suppoited by the lcKUlature, ith whom re.
sides the constitutional ris;hl of dcclarirg war,
should make one more !mn t ...v.
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justice of Britain.
The third resolution remains yet lobe ac
I OR SALE
THE Plamatien whereon Ktkhael
Sampfon, Efq. foimerly lived, on
Morgan CrecV In New. Hit over Coun.
iv, containing pear 10 hundrrd acres.
1 her are on Ull Plarnaiion abm 36 t.
Swamp undrr hank and di.ch and
dtvtdtd toifi two field,, quarter dralnfd,
now fit for the cultivation of Rice. TfcJ
tiplar.d is well calculatrtl for a H.xk ejuar
irr, having a jCeJ ranf for ,, J gnd
tattle. On the landfe ptlf Tire, very
valuable Tor the Wilmington atlct.
One, iv. 0 and three tfiti credit ninSesu
to.. Arnhcaiion 10 be made to the Printer
Jf Has CJatet.c, or Samutl K. Jocdvo,
Kfq. Anoiney at taw. ' '
Dcutr.hr j, ig,, ,
FOR SALE, -
13 0 Tierces of Rice,
which :an be delivered at a moment's no
tice. Appl to .
A.J. DE ROSSET.
Feb. 18. :
fmmTmlt k -P K C . J c M V."' . '
M vii uiv. uigiuajl UI .-ipilllicjil, Will
j. pe sow m the town ol Pituborough m
Chatham county, all the Shares of Stock in the
Cape-Fear and Deep and Haw River Naviga
tion, belonging to such subscribers as have
not paid the full sum of Twenty-Five Dollars
on each Share by them respectively claimed.
Those who suffer theiiLStock to behold will
forfeit all the monies that have -Jieretofore
been paid by them to the Corporation.
. The sale will continue from day to day,
until-the whole is sold. '
HENRY BRANSON, President." '
.Feb. 2, 1806. 3wp.
I).i(bia of the United States, . V'
For the Dittrift of Cape-Fear.
WHEREAS Owen Tones, matter of
til. Qr! nnn.r 4 II... A..
halt of himfelf, the owners and mariner
of faid fchooner, hath filed a Libel in this
Court letting forth that in the month of
January laft pall on the high fcas, fell ia
with the Schooner Frederick, William
Appleton matter, difmafled and in great
diflreff, and that he the faid Owen Jones
towed the faid fchooner into Cape-Fear ri
ver. And whereas the faid Owen Jonec
hath by his faid Libel prayed an aDowanco
for fuch fervlces, by way of falvagc and
the Judge of faid Court having appointed
the firfl Tucfday in April next, to hear the
faid Libel, and the mattcrs and things there
in fet forth Therefore the faid William
Appleton, and all others interefted in the
faid Schooner Frederick, her cargo, &c.!
are hereby notified to be and appear before
the Judge of faid Court, at the court-boufe
in Wilmington, on the firft Tucfday ia
April next, then and there tq, fliew caufe,
if any they can, why the prayer of the li
belant fhould not be granted ; and why
the faid fchooner Frederick, her cargo, tVc.
fhould not he fold to fatisfy fuch decree as
the Court aforcfaid fliall make in the pre
mircs, in favor of the faid libcllant.
Herein. fail not.
Witnefs Henry Potter, Judge of faid
Court, at Wilmington this 15th "day of
February, i8o6 and in thf 30th year of
.; CARLETON WALKER, Clerk
and Regifterof faid Couit.
Wilmington, Feb. 25, 1806. f
IF Petsr M'Calll-m from the
Neighborhood of Tarbart in Arguile
Inire Kotth Britain, who in the fpring of
the year 1804, embarked at Grccncek, as
ft Seaman on board the Ship Mary, Cap
tain Bruce, bound to Korfo'k in Virgi
ns, and by lubfequcnt accounts went
from thence to Wilmitigton, North-Ca-rolina,
will apply to the Printer of this
Paper, he will fieai of his Family who
have lately arriiedin America; or any in
formal ion . concerning bim will be very
A VALUABLE Traa of Land in the
county cf Bladen, containing 640 a
cre cn ihc north-eafl Cdc of ihe North
well of Cape-Fear, twenty miles below
Fayenerille aud eighteen above Elizabeth,
on hich is a new dwelling Houfe neath
finiflied, 30 by 38 feet including Shed and
1 taizi, a iiory anu an nan Mgh ; a
Kitchen, fmole Houfe, Ice. kc. It is
well filuatcd and equal in fertility to any
Tra-Q on the River.
Four hundred acres back Land nearly
joining ihc above eltfciibed TraQ, which
abounds with I.ightwood for -Tar and
Pincifor Turptniine. Range lor cattle
and hogs ? this place, is nearly if rot
,uii j,"uu 111 m 10c liaie.
A further dcfcuption Is unr.ecefTary,
as any petfon inclineJ to punhafe would
reiu.fly wlfli to fee it. The eric ma
be loown by applying to the lubfctibcr
on the prcmifis. Cifltor Negroes will
be taken in payment, and poflcflion giv
en any limeputiuus to the fiiflday o A
Jiruaiy 17, i8c5.
TAKEN up and committed to jail In
this Ton, cn tha aoihinfl.a Mu
latto fclle w abe ut 5 feel 6 inclws Ngh,
uierab'y well let, Us a Tear over his tight
f)f, appears 10 be helwern 18 and iQyran
cf age and calls himfelf John. e fjyg
l.e tcW-s 10 Jtin Carman in Charlelfon,
and that he has Ucn runaway about fJc
weeks; cry Utile dicudcma-liowcver,
can t placed in what l.c fays. The t'ifil
owner is rebelled loctune anJprove hit
property, pay eharfra and uke him wu
, BENJAMIN SHEPARD.
Wliajirgtco l-tb. 3o:h iCc6.