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Tnistia U Russia, $TFrance:-
' - The King of Prulfia, wiih his army
has, mall probably. joined tha Ruffians ja
7 - Inland ; but as we apprehend, tha yi&o
f jy laid to be gained ptfer the French by this
allied army, will turn out mere report of
; an exaggeration, we are inclined to pre.
; fume they have yet been hunted into Ruf
"V: fia. At any rate, Pro Hi i hat ceaTeJ to ex
ill. Her call upon'RiilBi," to fave her,
' will be of no avail. Alihoogh hunted f rofn
s.X 4 their, own dominions, and dwindled- to a
' fpiritlcts few, the Pruflianj,vby an union
with the Ruffians, it is fuppofed by many,
: will be able not only to make a turn (land,
f v 'blit. even to recover their country I ;-?Thu-"
' is a truly forbro, if not" a hopeMi.
"7 hope." A routed and unprovided army,
; k not my acceptable ally, .The juoc
' Hon mightnoT 7 be without, its effe&s.-i
r ; 7 'There was an iinltance of it at Aulterlitt.
h Thc Auftrn ixt&f was but a'jiepofitbry of
' panic j and the fubfequcat defeat ! of the
jlalluns has beeo imputed amonglt, rnilL
P f.tmary njsn, in no inconGJerable degree, to
this ettor.4 RulGa triay be a Very good if"..'
burihatheU a very InfufSicent prj.
gcipal, -;w, 1 A rn Tat-U fU r 1 1 1 a. Whatever
r is expected to be doneit mull be scknow
, Jedgtil, mud be expeieJ Jroro Ruflia.
?v : The Ruffian, indeed have nowia (till ber-
7i7 7..V tcr rooiive t ItniTuKdii their- defence;
'.;A.thao'tbeyJiadVtheaitiJc of Aufrerliu
dj , Ihe la i of. the rrujlun; Monarchy, and
. -"' ihe rubleoiient new partition pt Poland.
":V.o'frng Rullia and France into immediate
;: " contact. , . Kullii, theretDrr, Who lias hi
i'y : ; therto rather fought the batrW of others.
nt',r:win..havc'oow.'t fight her owb;- She will
v i fight in Poland and the eeut of the cyn.
'.'..itl wilt eltabJifli the 'fata' of Eurooe...
V What will ba the ultimate effeft f . thefe
-7 things ! ii may be dated in one word
vvumn a tew montasjpeinaps weeks
j . there v, u ba Ueneral reace, or the
vvFteoch w ill be it Peterfb'urgh in the pre-
, v : Ttiiit1 year l; ,Wh3t is to prevent theui i
, ' 'Is Ruflla equal to a cotjfclf witfr f tance I
: -, Wluievcr we "fie at f a.;, jdiftance, meel
7 com iso Tn juu propor iron, i ne power
of Italia isVtuch over.-rated-experience
:;f hat not corf ected Jhis-crror. . A great ex
' - .' tei.t of empire-has been con (iJcred fy.
. x' noftyDous wilh great power great popu-.'.V:V-.'
lationj, , jfreat military refoarccsv It ; is
; not (o wiih Ru(Di- Ruffia is' vtry thinly
v ' C5P compart loa or its extent.
" Thirty roiliionn of men are fpread over
- 'perhaps one fourth of 'ihecartb.VThii
', po'ii4Moni therefore, is not available in
a muary poMt.ot View, Kuliia caCnot
j - railea greater army that) Aultria.. Ruflia
i-. , in the late, campaign,' bsouimt her mmo
i J force iniV thc field three armit, -of ;a.
. 7 ; coo 'men ech. - .They were .fucceffivcly
. ; I fijbdurl by nearly eqnar arnie. ' ' fhey
"'.-."rfiiugRf well, .and they fought a rider "near.
V eo,i.ial tircumflances ' Yet the RtiHiao
.', , ' - anhy ws fuoductl, Hid compelled to iave
itfelt by .tight, , In pnlhing forwanf, ob-
' : taininir, and holing his. conqnvfls,K Boo
'' r.sparte does not imitate an ancient. King
- rf Sweden, who -was content with,con
' ; quciing and pufliiog on, iiliout fecurirg
."-' retreat. For, however rapidly and Cue
ctfstully he moves, lie fecurcs as he morel,
1 i Dy hjfeonfaipti and leaves no enemy in
.V . ; bis reir capable of tuttin-j off his retreat,
., i . . fhould it brcoma nscutlfary , -Gonapatte
- has conquered In this war in tha fame man
r.er and by exactly the fane means as io his
' preceding campaigns by his predominant
, .military genius, and the comparative rapi.
- dity ol bis motions. - Tin Ruffians will
fiht becauft they are forced j but they will
" '" fight to great' difadtfantage t Tby "will
' , v 'be in the fifuatton cf a General who
meets Ms enemy when he has only half
his forces. A character fo dacideJ as Buo.
a a o . a ... . . -
tiiparte s is, mo'l haye an incredible fupe.
riori'y over fuch oniUSle and fluctuating
Courfcls at thole of Rullia. RulTia has
rto General who csn cntet into a moment's
C';npcition with the French commanders.
The Rufti ins have noexperi(ice in Euro.
pean warfare ihe Turks' and Tartars
are a very .JitTcrent enemy ' froul the
French. In (borr, ihaulJ RuHla not make
a peace, anJfli jul l coma into tvtr-ctntaQ
with France, one of tha Houfe of Buo
naparte will ere long become the E np."
tor of the North." Such is our undifgui.
fed opinion. ' ' . -
r Auftria, it is fuppofe.1 by msny, will
agiln j jin the coalition ; as Die is faid to
have So, ooo rrbopi advancing towards the
borleiscf Silefia and Eafl-G aliicia f anl
a Frar.lTart article flafsi, that the Auf
Iriant werf .moving to the Hie where the
Ruflians are exptctei. , A'.l thii may be
true ( for Auria . we cenctive will oltL
miiely ba Involved in hofllUtles wiih
France and no -power fhoulJ the war
continue, will be able to maintain it neu
trality. But, all this will anlVvsrnft ef
ficient putofe it will only the fooner
place the dyaany In thi hands of Buona-
' psrtr, and becoms another prt of tbe
prand E mpire. '
- PARIS, Dec, 9. -
"Lttters from Bdflin.
dated November 18, received here tjtis inJ
Rant,.announce a brll engagement mPruf.
Han Poland, between the French and Ruf
fians ; in which the latter -have been mud
horribly , beaten, and completely routed.
The French are reeeived .with enthuQafoi
by the Poles i and tbo.ooo of tbem 'will
he immediately incorporated into" our ar '
mics. i no Kouun columns are retreat.'
ing by long marches,' in confequenco ' of
the good reception, which the French, hire;
given them.'1 '-'': : lv 7: V;; '
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i The imperial decree Upon the blockade
ef the Brui& iflands has already reeeived,
its execution in Holland, and throughout',
alt t he cou At ties of the north occupied by i
im r renca irsupi t ana me coou of manr
centuries and of many nations will doon
caufe the alarms of a fews moments and ,
wiles ot a tew individuals to be farpotton.
Ti:. t. .. . . t 0 -
1 iii9nicaiurc, -10 yioieni. in appear
ance, is a benefit . for future psflerationi.
if it brings all nations to acknowledge a
mong themfelves a maritime code confor
mable to that fpirit of the riglii of na.
tlons which hnmahitjr has catrfed to bo a
doptcJ in a continental war. " ..--'Ts
t HOUSE Of LORDS, DECEMBER 19
The House met at three o'clock and af
ter hearing Prayers, was occupied until four,
o'clock in swearing; in Peers ; among whom
we noticed their Royal Mistinesses tho Prince
of Wales. Dukes of York.' Clarence. Cum.
berland, arfd Cambridge, bii Highness the
Duke of Gloucester, JJuke of Portland, Earl ;
of Lauderdale, &c;' ' vvfgt!
. At four o'clock a Messaee was sent to the
" Commons, by Mri Quarme, .penuty Usher.
v mc uiai,b. iu, rcyuiniiK uieir aiicneance
at .the bar, to hear bia Majesty's Speech
.' The Speaker soon appeared attended by '
'Lord Howick, Mr. Sheridan, Mr." Alderman
'Shaw, and several other Members, when the -..following
most- graclqus, Speech, . which the "
Lord .CommiN.ioncr- (the. Archbishop of.
Canterbury x the Lord Chancellor, Earls
Winchelsea and Spencer) were authorised to
deliver in his Majesty's name, was read by tbe
Lord Chancellor. . , , f,
, ; My Lords and Gentlemen, . v . -
His Majesty has commanded,ns to asi
sire yon, that in the difficult, and arduoust
circumstances under which you are now as
sembled, it it' a great satisfaction to him, iu '
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recur 10 me uriiincii ana wtsuom ot UIS rtN
liamtnt, after so recent an opportunity of col.
lecting tue sense ot nis people. j , ' .
' His Majesty hat ordered the papers which
havr been exchanged in the course of the late
negotiations with France to be laid before
yon.-.. '' 7- -7 '. 4i '. ' "' 7
, His Majesty has employed .every effort for
the. restoration of general tranquility, on
terms consistent with the interests and hd '
hour of his people, and. with that iariolabte
good faith towards his allies "by which tbe
canduct of this country has strays been dis:
tinguished. 7., . ' , - i
' The ambition and injustice, of the enemy
disappointed these endeavours, - and in the
same moment kindled a fresh warn Europe;
the progress f which has been attended with
the most calamitous events. ' , v,
After witnessing tbe subversion of the sn
tient Constitution ol oermany, and the sub
juration of a large proportion of its most con.
siUerable Mates, rruva. louna Aerselt still-
more nearly threatened by that danger which '
she hid Vainly hoped to avert by so many ia
crifieei. She was tbersfore, at length com'
pelled to adopt the resolution of openly re
sitting this unremitted system of aggrandize
ment and conquest. But neither this deter
minaiion, nor the succeeding tneatires were
previously concerted with Iris Majesty ; nor
had any disposition been shewn to oiler any'
adeqeate satisfaction tor those aggressions
which had placed the two countriws in a state '
of mutual hostility, v " " " ' -
Yet in this situation his Majesty did not
hesitate to adopt, without delay, such mea
sures as were best calculated to unite their
councils and interests against the common e
nemy. . . , ' " ;
" The rspid course of tbe calamities which
ensued opposed insurmountable difficulties to
the execution of this purpose.
' In the midst of these disastrous events, end
under the most trying circumstances, the
-food faith of his Majesty's allien has remain
ed unshaken. The conduct of ' the King of
Rwerfen has been distinguished by the most
honourable firmness. Between his Majesty
aed the Emperourof Russia, the hsppiestn.
nion subsists t it his been cemented by reci
procal proofs - of' good faith and confidence
and his Majesty doubts not that you will par
ticipste in his anxiety to cultivate and confirm
an alliance which affords the best remaining
hope of safely for tbe continent of Europe.
7 . Gentlemen of the House of Commons. -,
. His Msjesty looks with confidence to ,
your assistance Ift those exertions which the '
honour and Independence of your country
demand. The necessity of adding . to tho
publick burthens will be painful to your feel
ings, and Is deeply distressing to Ms Majesty.
In considering tha estimates for the . various'
branches of the publick service, you will best
consult bis Msjsty's wishes by combining all
firactlcahle (economy with those efforts which
t is necistary to mskt against the formidable
. and Increasing power of the enemy.
. My Lords and Gentlemen,
The long aeries of misforteoei which had
fa3 y affect, H. on5 desreA J7 inipor.
tant interests of this country : ' ,
But under , every auccessfut tliculty, he
Majesty h'aa had the satrsfacYion of wimesv
4ng an increasing energy and firmness on the
part of h people, whose uniform and de
..termined resistance has been no less advan
tageous than' honourable to themselves, anf
has exhibited the most striking example to
the s urrouqding nations. The unconquera
ble valour and discipline of hia' Msjesty't
fleets and armies continue to be. displayed
with undiminished lustre i the great sources
of ou! prosperity and strength are unimpair
ed nor has the British nation been at aqy
time more united in sentiment and action, or
pore determined to maintain inviolate the in
dependence of the Empire and tbe dignity of
thenationsi character.. - - ' ; 7 ' C
--.With these advantages, and with an tmrn.
hie reliance on tbe protection, of the Divine
. Providence,, his Majesty is prepared to meet
the exigencies of this great crisis assured
tof receiving ths fullest support from the nis
.domot your deliberations, anairomtne tri
ed anectlon, loyalty, and publicV spirit of
: tU trive people. : f: H
J2' Divest yourselves, for, your own sakes, oL
.every prejudice or partiality for or against a
. ny foreign""naiion - and -consider, at least,;
your best interests be Americans in thought,
: word inA deed. . 7?i':; -( .''t 7;. "
It is not in your powernor in the power
ol all the nations ol the earth to stem the cur.
renttf events, produced by the wars of the.
Jsst fifteen years.
'.Whether the state of things is disagreeable
fir painful, or Indifferent to yon, matters not
the effect is still the same and the future
efTucts cannot be averted -events progress
steady, and certain as time, to consequences
'1 inv.ltakt. .nt tn.tttft.- V v .'.' .:7
. Wbata; by n fifty times anticipated upon,
speculative'opfinol is now avowedly become
! the declared an&'ttthded policy of the pow
der that controls the whole continent of Eu
rope. " " , .
f It ts declared that the 'uland of Britain will
le placed In a state of blockiule.- 7 7 '
preliminary the Baltic u ibsecL
her fcteats acenspiracy having, its rsralncar '
tuns in every part of the union, its adherent .
in every city and the most extraordinary
credits (tredulitj!) in even the most sedate ;
mercantile bouses i arms and stores to art ex. .7
traordinary amount provided, and a multitude
composed of the ftjittenng hloi of tbe nation .
embarked in it this comprehensive conspi.
racy is, in fact,tkstfoycd by a single operation , '
of a wise and discreet magistrate : individuals
were not apprehensive of ultimate danger 10
tke nation, but they were anxious lest the ex
ecutive should be deceived or not be sufficU "
ently guarded ; they felt for tbe man who, ' -
without resorting to tbe parade, of arms, or
the argumentation of cumbersome and tan.
fruitful establishments, called forth the pub-
lie voice the patriotism, and virtueK. of the,
country the voice was heard, and the trea-
son was blasted. . lielore such triumphs the
sangumary glories of AusttrUtt k Jtn fade ( "
i hey embrace a multitude or animating and
delighting causes iof national pride and true
glory 4 they wipe away from thenatioh thbV
stainof treachery and treason ;i they prove
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inc siaoiuiy, wie uwin connuence 01 m me
nation-thy establish the wisdom of apacl. : "
fic but a ateadfastjind well informed adminis v
tration. :"i7 r--:fjv:-y .7t J, I"' .v . ,-. . ;n;7:..
' " ,2"tChron.
The President in his messsge to the House? 1 7 7
of Representatives on the 10th ihsU relative p:t
lo gunboats, expressed a favorable -opinion . "r :
of the mode of defence by tbem; and enoteV
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uic axampic 01 oincr nations. , tus caiCUla- . -tiona
are, that there would be wanted for : "
the defence, of ' It'"'' ';-' '".: 1"1-?''-.7;i-";'
1 he Mississippi and the ittightjottring W
For, Savannah, Charleston tec,
For' the Chesapeake and its watera
For Delaware Bay t ;
f V.V.tr'. '.'7 vl
', Of 4JUBIUU
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j Already a British fleet is dispatched, to o
pen. avert, if poikible, the Closing uptfthe
Jialtit. . ,-. ';7.;;-7--. -- - , '
i '. AV hat will be the result of the expedition
ji( not difficult to foresee. The access to IIol
5teinSlcawkk and Jmland, by land forces,
T 1 . m srv j
trenaers it out .01 tne power 01 uenraark, it
JDcnmarkwere so disposed, to accord with
the views of the British commander. The
Island of Fuocn ia separated only by si chan
nel of halt a mile wide from the continent:
.Zealand from Funen by the Channel of the
Belt, is not rnuch broader. . This fleet .will
afford the Earopean dictator the temptation
ftnd justification for fending engineers aud ar.
mlei into Denmark ; and tbe rei hot balls of
Gibraltar and the iron rockets of BtAoene, will
erve as precedents for the use of similar mis
"shein defending Copenhagen ; the game of
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iuc ui ui i.iiiiuv w yJ cu ain vj m
' Second Nelson the fleet of England may
tommit destruction .on, Copenhagen and
.a .v. Aa. .asr t iaa m .
mails an 1 me rrcnen win men nnd a new
excuse for crossing into Scania, and Ilelsing
-brg, a position formerly very strong, and
still accessible of being strengthened by skill,
would, with the possession ot Meltinenoron
.the Danish side of the Channel, place the pas.
i spge ni me louna m me uicrciiou pi me pOS-
Lsessor 01 mose posiuons. t . 7
... The shutting of the Bsltie is an obieet of
muc interest in a particular view : it ia hv
no means of so much" moment as that of the
Look to the consequences mi be not footssttj
deluded to jour ovuruinl .. ."'.
When the ports of Europe are shut against '
the ships, and merchandise, and we should
not be at all astonished if Enilish merchants
were comprehended--what must be the ine
vitable result. ' ' ' , ;
dnunntrsol stagnation of commerce A wruk
I ( cBriiUk credits i "" 1 : ; ..' . .
I Hut even this is not all for as all Europe -
will be virtually at war with England, she will
necessarily be at war with all Europe. '
As her ships and merchandise will be ex
cluded from all the ports of Europe, and sf..
tcr the exsmpieof Englsnd in 1794, all ves
sels declared good prize that proceed to an"
island in blockade.- ' . :-
; ; Britain vjU be placed Kkt the buecannsers 0
two centuries she will declare all the
- continentin blockade $ and endeavour by bite
tannetring to avert the consequences of her
'own b)ckade. . I Ier necessities and her des
pair will render this recourse inevitable.
The stagnation of ctfnmtrte .viill be indeed
"'.short.' . ' ' . .
, The bucetnneering sjslen tannot rxul long
, Bul both vilt exist.
Look ab'eut you in time, he prepared for
eventsEvery American must perceive that
a real perfect neutrality is their true interest
, and policy. Let us be as wise as our native
lortditf, avoid the leviathan and the elephant,
within oar own shell we are secure against all
' Utf'raonsters of the earth and seas. But you
mast be Americans, calm and dignified vlsw.
ing all nations alike, enemies In war, in peace
' friends. - : ' 7 ' - , ,
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v"7.!"fi!!e.. i i 7:7v t. a Total, 300 ' -'
Of these the President observes, ti are al- '
ready built or building; of the remaining It, '
one half, he thinks, could be built during the - '
present year, and the other half in the course '
of the ensuing year;7'7'7. 7 .;"..; .'A
The message was accompanied by letteri '
fi-om generals Gates and Wilkinson, and com.
raodore Barront recommending the 4guni
boat system of delence.',' They were order
ed to be printed and lie on the table. ; , X
. ', .' ' ' . isalttmore American. ' , .
Hf an aft of Congrefs. It will be ob5 ; .
fervd, that the titxt Federal Circuit Court ..
foi thts diPrifl, will be held on, Tuef. ;
day the 1 at h of May, fnflcad of the aoth of..
Juue as heretofore; and that the faid court'
will be held. hereafter on the 1 2th of Mav .
& llthof Nov. In the fame aft in altera -
tion is a'fotnadeinthe times of holding the
uniriu vcuiii w ine . uuuea otaics 111
this State. ; '". ..." "" V '" ' T' '
The next court to be held tn thti citv.
will be the Superior Court of Wake coun
ty, on .'.Monday "theoth of March. .
Judge Hall attends the, firft court. '
f , II a ul,5 ' i"ii nwi wun.11 nan
htttct Uom MatZ oateJ December anictedthej CoaUatatof Europe, could as
tvesday march 10, i8or. ;; ;
- Received per. ship Isabella, Bernard, whet
left Guadeloupe the 8lh .February, tha general -opinion
then wa, that the English would "v
lay seige to tbe Island on the th they got "
Intelligence ly a neutral vessel, that 6000 '
troops had arrived at Barbadoes and was pre.
paring to embark Vither against Martinique '
or Guadeloupe, in consequence ofwhich '
they have called in all their troops from th
out porfs, and got all their Militia under ansa 7 '
both black and White, amounting to about
9000 men. and garrisoned BasaeUrt for an .
A attack. .7- . .7;- . ;
Ztstract of a letter from captain Gardner, duttd ;
; ; 1 . Gibraltar, Dec. 6. ' . . ' ' '
w Yesterday arrived tbe ship Mary, of Sa.
lem, from New-York. . She was captured tbe
34th nlu by a Spanish privateer, and anchor- '
ed under a Spanish battery. Tbe captain,
leapt. Win. Lander, acU not being willing1
(olose his property witbout a struggle, thot
proper to put the privateers men below 1 after
some resistance, tn which thtee of his people
were b"dly wounded, and the captain stabbed
in tha back, he arrived safe yesterday, and
received every attention from the English
ships of war in the harbour. The Spaniards
plunder every vessel th$y falj in with, or car- "
ry them into port and condemn tbem. t
A letter frctn Baltimore, dated, nth of'
Feb.' to a gentleman in this city," fays.
" I hope it will turn out that your ofScert"
are unnecffTarily alarmed at the imperial
decree. I hive jufl feen a letter fiotn a
gentleman in Bordeaux, to hit uncle here.
Uof a late date, wherein he fays, that they '
!.- n 1 f . f 1 ' r r- '
navejuu receives mrormauon irom erg .
land that ther have in coofequenceof that . .
decree, iiToed on'crs to , thir Cfulrers tcs ,
reTpcA the American &g and property,'? ' '
, , . . ; Phil. ap. .
Congress Is now obnoxioul to the federal
lata, as the executive was some time affo 1
the exreutive. to the erateful ami iovous dis.
appointment of his frknds, hasby knowing
tne understanding the feelings of his fellow
cltiaens verified even more than his anxious
-Ciptsln Haley, arlvedt New-Yota-;
ftom St. Bartholomews, inlorroi, "that
the French privateers are capturing all A-
meticanvclfcls they fall in wiih, and fca. -ding
them' loTJusJaloore and Martinique.
friends could expect to be accomplished so ' This ocwi rciwheJ St. Baits lu& at he was
effectually andby luchwtll arranged and 10. ' lailing. " , li'J.
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