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The House of Delegate have been enga
Kid during the two last day upon two ub
ject of tome importance. The on the Ken
tucky amendment to tot federal Unmuu-
C?tion t The other absolution, concerning the
United Mate. ' ,-
1 On the first question the House of Dele
gate! have not yet come to any decision. .
The aecond question -produced much dis
cussion and tome warmth. We shall at pre
teat submit no more, than the general result
before our readers; reserving a more expan
ded notice of this debate for a subsequent
paper. '".' - ..'r,-T--'. .v -'; ".'.'-'V
On Friday the 15th inat. Mr. J. II. Blake
laid the following resolution before the House !
Rtsohed, That the General Assembly of
Virginia have an entire, confidence in no wise
. diminished) but increased, in the patriotism of
the views anuLwisdom of ilie condoct"tf ttie
President of the United States; and that the
present, administration merit and ought to
receive the most cordial aupport' of this as
sembly. 'iW'.i ,' J'VVv'- ;
A motion being roado and earned, the pre
ceding, resolution was'referred to a select
committee, consisting of . Messrs. Baker,
Brooke, Nelson, Prunty, Smith.tof Wythej
Semplei C. B. Harrison, Miller,' (of Pow
hi tan) Blane, Love, Robemon, B. Harrison,
and Mcilenry, (of Washington.) .'".',:' ' ' :
OnThursday last Jr, JJJaker, chairman
? of the comniittee, presented the following1
ubstitute to the origi nal resolution :
Resolved That the General Assembly hate
4the highest coiiGdence in the" wisdom firm
ness and patriotism of the President .of the
United States. y, " ."T '
A motion was made by Mr. Kinney to
' postpone ibis resolution to the 3 1st March f
' which motion was supported by Msssr. Kin
ney, Archer, M'urdaugu,'knd, Srxother j and
opposed by Messrs. Smith, (of King and
' Queen) Baker, Foushee, (of Henrico) and
. Itobertson;- " ;''"V! '"v iy:-:
The question of postponement was lost
Aye 25-Nays 13 U . When the question re;
curnng upon the report of the committee, it
was eartied-r-Ay e t ?eUNaya 19.1 . ? ','
: Yesterday Mr. Robertson offered the fol
lowing resolution i ' .: . ; , " ' , ;
. Re$o!ved, That the Legiilatnre of Virginia,
continue to view wilh the highest' approba
tion, the firm, just and liberal policy, which
characterises the conduct of the government
of the United Slates low aid foreign nations
. A'mbilbu washisde to postpone thi rcsd-
Jntioo, till the 31st-ot March J 'which was
auoported bf Messrs.' Miller, (Powhatan)
Kinney j and oppoied by, Me rs. Baker, Ro
' bet'uou, Singleton, Smith, (K.; and Q.) arid
Foushee, (Henrico.) This motion being lqst;
Ayes 30., Nays 125 the question rerurred
Upon the'original resolution. Messrs. Nel-
. son and ' Lindsay r having delivered their res
- peclive leiniments, tlie question was put and
carried Ay el t In ays 3 J, y . . ,
' J r " BOSTON, Dec.' . ; ' '
T, he trial ot l nomas u. DcUiiaire, lor
. manslaughter, 'for tilling Charles Austin, on
the th jf August, 130S, commenced flan
Tuesday , and continued until Friday, 'o'clock,
- ?.' tt. The cae was opened in a fir and able
Tn't.n'r by the solicitor gencrul( and thehnn.
jiidije Packer, wjto prolded ajoneon the trial,
aig sr.grested that the fact ol killing be
Ir pi-oved, there was no more to be done in
the opninguy the government, until the dc
Isnee. was made, becauso all the tUtem
atancf i of justification or cacuse rested on
Mr. Gore and MrY Dexter then proceeded
to" ll3 defence, tnd gret ntirriber of wit
, litsse. were- tis.Viintd on . both side! I and
the Counsel fu the defendant engaged in ar.
gumcntt which lusted four hoiht. . V)n Fri
day raorning the attorney general closed the
cause oh the part tf the tovernmenr.' He
obierved., that in 1'is peculiar situation, noth
ing but sense of his official duty, ar.d a
compliance whli the public expectation, Could
have induced - him to undertake the task..
'' Hisargunient lasted from ten till one o'clock.
' which a cruwucd audience were, lrn the
- iuiportance'of the cite, held in a state of
. Judge Pm ker was one hour in summing up
the cause, in which, in an i in partial and learn-
' d rnannt-r, he i.uced it on these points, tin
The fctof killing bting proved, It waa ini"
' t.im!ent, on the defendant to prove, beyond
a reasonable doubt, that he mat under neces
sity to do it, to save his own life, or to avoid
. -some Kreat bodily harm intended by the de
ceased ! That should he have proved this;
cj if by" the evioPTe It appeurtd that the
defendant sought the quarrel, or with pre
meditation and expectation hsd'gone armed
on change for the purpose he was guilty if
manslaughter at least. ,',
, .There are report of 'the cast preparing,
in which the public will stf what the evi
dence is. The jury agreed in test than a
quarter tln hour, that Selfrido was not
CIIILICOTHE, (Ohio) Dec. 18. V
The following gentlemen were impannel
led and sworn on Friday last, as (rand ju
rors, in the case of .he 'sta'e against Daniel
Caisct,, 'via. Nathsaiet Willis, - fortmsn,
ti M'Coy. Jamel M'Dougal, (orgo Us
After the grand jury w iworn, kagt Tod "
Islivered hi charge; to them, v ; .
Oa. tho following; day, Saturday,) th
court met jn the forenoon t the gtaud Jury v
appeared, and were diviaca, ten oeiqg in u
vour of finding a bill , of indictment and
twelve against iU :',Tbe court then aidjoUrned
until three o'clock in the atterooon. in me
afternoon Mr. Casset appeared tn lb court,
and was admonished . for bis conduct, and
then discharged. . . '
Th couit observed, that trom the extreme
agitation of the public affairs, not. only "the
peace and tranquility of this slate waa at '
atake. but that of the whole tJnion. .That ho.
had conducted himself in. such a manner a
to excite suspicion, aRVThat it was highly ne
cessary t the . present momentous crisis, to
check every act' which pore the semblance
of hostility towards the peace and tranquili
ty of the state and that ot the United stales.
VVe nope trom ims example, inose con
cerned it this nefarious scheme will shudder .
at their situation, and ground those arms of
rebellion which they wished to hurl against
their own governme,nU;;;1"V''4;vr:fev';
A letter received in New-York, ated Tri-
nidad, Nov. 3 2, states that Miranda had gone
to Barbadoes thata British expedition for
thelSpahish Maine ,; wasipreparigguhere
that Miranda waa to receive a cpminission of .
Brigadier general, and that a number of hi
oBricers were also to receive commissions tit
the British service-"
Post. Masters V very important auestjon
has been agitated in the supreme cou&of
New-York, viz. Whtthtr tht fott-Mvltri
art liable for bank notes stolen by their eterkt
out of letters delivered at their cjictsto trant'
portathn bj the mail f"n England they are
not liable j but the provisions of our foat
ofGce law are different from those of Eng
land. : Judge, UVingston gave it at his decid-;
ed opinion, that our post-master were liable!
The rest bf the court gave no opinion upon -
this point, it not being in their opinion neces
sary to the case. - t he opinion ot Judge I...
i however highly important, as he it how ap
pointed one of the Judges of Hie supreme
court of the U. otates, the tribunal betere
hich the question must be ultimately decid
ed, v 1 .' FhiU taper.
(. iiaw tauii'nvi si iiiiwf "itiisii
Massie, John Waddle, John Pickens,
Macsn, John Hall, Wm. W'ilson,
rick, John Kerr, Win. Irwin, Robert Steele,
"Thomas Steele, Adsm Holier, t'phraim Doo
little, Joseph Scot', John Edminaon, Wm.
Ratl-dge, John Usviifjofl, Wro. Walhc
tad Gabriel Coil 3.
t :, Frankfort (Sen.) Dccmber 5.
The grand Jury are happy to inform the
court, that no viount disturbance of the pub-
Re tranquility; or breach ' of the law bat
come'to their knowledge? .' ' V: ;
having carttully exammed.and scrutinised all .
the testimony which has come before us, a .
well on the charges against Aaron uorr, as
these contained in the indictment preferred o
US against jonn laainnai mere nasueen no
testimony before u which does in the cnjal-
lett degree, criminate the conduct if either '
or those persons'; nor can we from all the en-
quiries and investigation of the subject, dis
cover that any thing improper qr injurious to
the interest ofjhe governmeuV of the United
States, or contrary to the laws thereof, is de
signed or contemplated by either of theiu. '
( December 5 tlu J-'--.
, . Abra. Hite, foreman.
: ; -William Steele,
Ceorrt Madison", r ! ' .'. '
John Patrick, ' . ' : -
Thomas Lewi, .' " : -
. '. Richard Apperson, 1 .
' P.. B..Ormsby,-, ' J
t. ' v- George Greer,. :. V'1' 1 ' i
-' E. M. Covington, -.
- Abraham Owen, .
. Thomas Johnston, j
Robert John Moo,
' ISichola lifou, i.
, - John Kenton, i
!-.- N. Miller, ( r
' ; ;' J. winwk, :"
. V' II ichard Price, ....
Thomat Respast. . ; - . t
. A tree copy from tha records of my .office
as clerk of the district court of the V. States
I .in and for the Kentucky district, tuiaithdar
of December, 1805, and of the independence
of the U. S. the thirty firsu
. . . Attest. . . , ; .
THOi TUN5TALI, e. k. b. c.
, Thers were seventeen witnesses, mostly
t'ae intim'lte friends of colonel Burr It ap
peared clearly on the examination that the
rumour circuited throughout the U. States,
that colonel Burr' object was to divide the
union, and to separate the eastern from the
western states, is totally; false . and -ground
,. The whole proceedings will be published in
a fw days, containing tlie testimony of alt
the w'unesie among whom are Street and
W(od, editors of the Western World which
will, w art authoriiedto say, give entire sa
tisfaction to the public as to colonel Durr, and
acquit him of all, suspicion and improper
rallaJium OJJLt, TuJtl, (Kou)
f.xtreet if a letter torn GjitrMr 'J'ijli, JUled
' Dee. 1 4, 1 80S, (a ihe Seeretsrj f War,
I hava Ihii niirKl reemtwmA Vixiri rf
' - o - - -
Qltti Of November, directing that 150 or 300
volunteer militia may be immediately raised
under the authority c-f tbeU. 3. to take post
at Marietta, fur the express purpose of pre
senting the flotilla frera moving from the
Muskingum river, which it btlieud to have
; i" '. . ,- . , ' -
been built with hostile views, and abierving
that the troop so raised shall while in service .
receive the pay and f SUons silo wed py la wr
MThesamemail that brought yours brought
me, also a commqpication from. Judge Meigt"
of Marietta, informing me that in obedience'
to my instructions sent to him by virtue of
a law of our state passed about a week ago
(an account of which I enclosed to the Pre-4
sident) a detachment of our militia on the .'
night of the, 1 0th Inat. seired ten of the bat
teaux as they were descending the Muskin
gum river, aud that four more remain on tbe
stock unfinished, which will be also arrested.
These batteaux were 40 feet long, very wide
covered and constructed to carry, one com
pany of men each. 100 barrels of proviiionx.
were on board those seized, and 1 00 more
not got on board. .. It appear notice had
been sent on of mr orders bcine issued
bV some spy. or other, and they were hurry-
mgoa y oui iney are nappuy lecurea.. com
fort Tyler (styled by his men col. "i'yler) was
lying with a riumber of fast rowing boats at
Blennerhasset'a, Islabd, and my informant
addswith a number of men (50 were coun ,
ted) armed indiscriminately with muske'ts,
pistols, cutlasses, tic waiting for the Mua
kingom flotilla id loiltthem. in! order to de :
acend the river th!at they were! alarmed np
..on bearing o( the militia being in morion,
and had cenllnel placed, and lanthorns bum
ing at different parta of. the" Island that
Bleonerliatsctt and Tyler have pushed down
the river, and left the, beat to follow them,
upon hearing of thou on Jhe Muskingum be
ing seized. f' - '', . , cvV''-. f '
4 In this state of things I have thoucbt it
best, which i hope will meet with your ap
probation, to sendofT an express this night
to Marietta, and another to Cincinnati. . At
Marietta I have appointed, by virtue of your
letter, 1 major, 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 1
ensign, and directed to be raised a company
of 60 non-commisioned officers, privates Sc
musicians, to guard the flotilla arrestedand
guard the river Ohio) and arrest any boat
or armaments which may come down. 1 At
Cincinnati i iiirve . directed to he raised two
companies, each consisting of I major, leap
tain, 1 lieutenant, 1 cftsign, and 90 non-commissioned
officers, private and musician.
These troops will be under arms in one day '
aiier.my expresses arrive, i nave at Cincm.
nati ordered 2 pieces of artillery to bcmUm-
ted on tbe bank of the river to keep spies
every ten mile op the wer to give notice of
the approach of the boats to throw si bridire
of boat across the river, and not suffer eV
boat to pass unexamined, or sink every one
which shall attempt forcibly to pass. -
I believe tbe Muskingum flotilla and
Comfort Tyler' flotilla, were the whole of
the boats prepared for this secret erpediiicm,
and thkt they, were to take troops on board
below our state, and depended on these boat
and provisions, See to enable them to prose
cute the enterprixe. We have therefore
completely frustrated their intentions. - .Ihe
Muskingum flotilla is secured,'' and I have no
doubt but that I shall toon give you a good
account of Tyler's. - .;
Extract of a Utter from Return lteigs Eta,
dated Marietta, Let, IT.' "
The governor of Ohio having commis
sioned me to carry into effect a law of tbe
state, passed the Cth inst. entitled M An act
to prevent certain acts hostile to the peace
and tranquility of the U. S. within the juris
diction of this state, I have on the 5.1, by
a detachment of .the lurlilia, fteieed fifteen
bmteaux and about two' hundred barrels of
provision prepared on the Muskingum river
(by Harnicr Blennerhaaset, a colleague of
Col. Burr) for military expedition against
the dominions of Spain, and Tor other pur
pose i. - 1 Issued a warrant for the apprehen
sion of Blennerhassrt, who resided thirteen
niiles below this, and without, the jurisdic
tion of this state. He fled immediately up.
on hearing of the seizure of the boats, in'
the night, with Comfort Tyler and about fif
ty men, in fast rowing boats. lie is puraued
by land in order to head him, at some point
on the Ohio. Tyler's flotilla passed Jhis in
the nigh'. Had not the mail failed us from
Washington fr a whole trip, we should have
received the President' proclamation in time
to have seired fclunncrbatsct, Tyler, and hi
whole party. .'.'.)( . ,
The batteaux preparing and prepared on
tlie Ohio, at different places, for a lengh of
600 wile, are all of the same model, and
will carry from o to 60 men, and are calcu
lated to ascend shallow rivers. .
. "Capt. Stoddtrt, with the U. 8. troom.
have. just leA this place; the ice retards hi
ptogres.- ' ' . . s
, In tbe Astembly of the province bf XamaU.
S onthe Jth October, a petition was pre
sented from William Tuner jun. and Jamea
Savage, citizen of the United State,' sta
ting that after numerous experiment and
much reflection! they arc convinced that they
can, whh proper cautions transport ice to"
tropical climates, and also preserve it there i
that the introduction of that article itito the
island of Jamaica will be attended with the
most, salutary effects; and that It Is a com
merce entirely new and never before carried .
or by any nation or individual! and praying
that the house will grant them tbe privilege
of importing ice and tnow Into this island
for lb period often year, exclusive of all
others, exefpt tbe subject of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Re
ferred to a committee :
CHARLESTON, January 16.
II his fcldom been our duty to record tlr
cumflincci (o dlfgraccful to humauiiy
or mor calculated to - route the tadignft
tion of every feeling mind, than tlicfe'
-we ari now about to detail : . : .
1 ; The (hfp Cletfatra,lohh Burmarr, maf.'.'" ,
ter -and R. V. Law Ion, (upercargo, ar V
tived in this port on Sunday laft, with 1
cargo of flae$i from Africa Thirteen
of her crew were landed the next day, 'and '.
conveyed to-the Marine Hefpital,' in a ;
molt pitiable fituation, liom the wounds,
and barbarous treatment they had receiv
ed on the toy age. It appears front their :
evidence, taken before j a met CciViham, '
efq.-ibal three feamen were Crueli bea- -ten,
and kiHeJ at Tea ; that thofe who
have reiuifned," are much" maimed j'that "
fome of them have been burnt in the fac ;
with fire' -brands ; other were beat" with'
hammer one than had his arm cut with' '
a billet of wood, and t wifted round near- -ly
out of its fotket, in confcqoer.ee of? "
which a mortification took p!acepf which i '
he; died l(l evening another wai flrip'
ped naked, and two blood-hounds let'"
Kofe upon hitn, who haye feverely toro1
his flelh The dog were thrown ovcr
board two day before the fhipanived in
poruj; ,For three or four day they were
iometimei (hut down,' and no provifion.
or water given to them and tbey were
otten compelled to eat their pork and beef '
without having it dreffed. 'Thefe unfor
tunate men relate many other in (lances of 4
(wanton and deliberate cruelty j but a the '
caufe will be brought before j the Federal
Court in May next,, where the' culprits ,'
:, who have been committed to gao!r will '
be i urged by the law! bt. the country. w
"deem it not propa to inflame. the public
- .1 he boatlwam or . the (hip.,, Daniel
Saunders, was this morning committed tc -
mate, etiareing hun with having killed
one of the fcatntn, by the name of An
cei Ion.' '.--f '? A a - .- C-',-, '
A jury of ipduell " was held yefterdav '
evening at the Marine Hofplla', upon the? :
body of one ct thefe poor feliowi, whe
died yefierdy morning; ' The fyHowlhff !
That the deceafed Oldf!' Groaning
came tu his death by the cruel and ill
t,reatmsnt of captain Eutman and R. V,
Law foil, by fevere beatings, and particu
larly 'by Mr. Law Ton dabbing him under '
tbe left arm with the tormentors, or
cook's fotk, it having entered the .throat,
byi wliich ho Iangoi(bed and died There
being the marks of eight blows infliclcd
cm his armsi hand and feet, and faid to be '
inflideJ by laid Lawfon, with a billet of
firewood, and the pump-bolt on board faid
veffcl.,,t -. . . ;": ':-'V.'.v.-i. .
" Ahotheif of "the crew" died evening
A jury oHnqucfl haye brought in the fol
lowing verdict t ; ' . ; , 1 - '
1 Daniel Meyer, a native of Denmark
a mariner ort bond the (hip Cleopatra,
dpt. J. Butaun, and R. V. Lawfon, v
fupercargo, came to his death frvm ihw
cruel and ill treatment, wounds and
bruIfcJ, particularly by thecaptsin, jwifl
in g and hruifirg his; right arm, frotn
which a mortification took p1ce; and a -number
of bruifei on his arms arid legf,'
which depriveJ bint of the life of thetri '
intlicled by Mr. Liwfon and the captain
jointly, n bord, of which he died in the
Marine Hofpital laft evening:" .
'-We rea'in that hone bf the feamen hovV
at ihe Hofpital,' are confidercd in a dange
rous fituation. : They are all foreigners
moll of thent Germans 1 '. .. '"
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Wilmiogtoo, January 6.
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