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. hers t prsc7e tha mv.iam uily to gratU '
fy spite agaimt G;n. YVilkitisin i that that
- - Eenileman was ablv represented twnhnii--
, and therefore necessity for delay existed.,
vuniudea wun unserving that Jhej woql4
go onwilb tbejrjq,$pn fo'rarule .w she caue
In lhi he was supported by Col. Burr in
sh3rvj)ce;h,ilJkph ,he coded, however,
'w.,liJ in S.h tne gehileouri; would
ia-im3iorifroceeaing witft to motion"
, -atJjrty fatthdit Gen.Vilkinsohh6ulf J
n0M tVttU hC W0Ul(1 ?t tO it. V :
- ' Mr 'rl1ey.ould notsppoit par. ;i
tcular tirn4 but were willinj to take up the :
.business, at .any moment when the General
should br abe to bt present that the favor
, toafcrred by 'ColBurr and his coansel was r
wipjd aAJr by thai eprolchint? him d !
hi coadjutors with it v that they aeeded not
, ihsir, cogent, .faqwerer, since Gen. WiikiiK
son stood io the, same aitsuttoa, at present, :
y as if, tM had Jae entered, and he was J
.ft0;w'i httwejws oin, winch asc thet;ourt
,yuUcertily alt hitniimYunwithe grauii
, jury shouU aicharge him.; ? ) '. .-If, ,
i declared that the coorY !
. oniidered nun sfandiug in that situation, '
aud entitled to time' eiardin ri :rHtnr
pj.id howaver, to prevent unnecessary delay,' J
r ,.v, no" po: jurnmueo. witn co;
pies , of the affidavit against torn; and Should
Y. JWar interrogatories lo be put to--fat i
wiuwtsesk.Wi, hqld br examined Jte-mo'r-
' 8erving;.tj ihe .Generaf the right of i
Still (artbiV, crost-oc mmiii( thma, after the
"'Fld JUT itiali have dwmisscd him $ and to
hii;counsef Ve; .right of introducing imme- j
i hilir; ;pher; witnesses ,to controvert their '
Mimpny. r Ue observed that the court, from ;
. nR'rw prihe affidavits, thought there was
- - pO jnecejsity fur Gn Wilkinson's presence j
av.alibuti a the counsel for1, the United i
J States dqsiirefiitjihe; arrangement proposed i
XiiJtSo.itrrfoalti answer every purpose ton--emulated
by them, and enable the busiftessl
,P4rt i:v r ,';, , :
" w ''arrangement Wat'4ie4ni6aced In On '
, ; .bojA,'7ide i wand, iaccordingty; the witnes-
.vara- to ;be ex iirimed on t Tuesday i to ?'
htctl dy (llo'clocs) the court adjourned. "i:
y he unparluled outrage lately committed
.:bylhtf iihitsh against the Independence of
Jlvo United States, in violation of the nRhts .
. of nations, has excited in the breast of every ;
true American, a s'uiprise mingled wiih in.'
'-diSnation.l 'At this ti-itical criki the
jncutsof thepcople seem to be unanimousI.
JJoh federalists and republicans bavt but one '
. .mind,, one soul, one will,and breathe only;
jrevenge upon the usurpers of their sacred -Timhtsi
the common enemy of their country,'
,; nd are disposed to encounter any hardship"
4o attain that object. Ij 1 ,.;.,. ., '
. The Inhabitants of .Wilmingfon; have
. .ahewn themselves coequal with their coun--Ufymen
of ;J4orfolsv Richmond, and Peters-
.( .burgk I A soon as the dreadful tidings reach-
ed their ears, the same impulse of patriotism
.prompted them to call a Town Meeting for
the purpose of appointing a committee, en-.
" trustpd with the care of corresponding with
. .the.legil Authorities, and of pursuing the
:brst measures for the geniral tafety. , ;.o "
.- The meeting took place on the 6th insU as
i .will be seen by the subjoined resolutions.
tTbe. Republicans eagerly -repaired thither.
Those who differ front, them in political
..sentiments, but who feet the ' satne inter
' eit1n the welfare and the honor of their coun-'
-try put aside all 'diffjrensss to soneur In
the .same end. . . :f ... : ,
3-.We- are bowev-r aorry to state that some'
' .ciiizcna ami among them even a few who
. I have been, frequently .candidates for. public
favor,did not maki'their appearance Their
: motives for acting so are inconceivable..' If
. ley. were subject of Gre it-Uriiain we would
&; wnder at their Conduct, and could not
. .. j blame them but in American born citiaens
- or citizens of America, such condutt im
' olirs either a wsnt of oatriotism or a nsriiat.
. i'v to the British interest, and in both cases
y Is highly condemnable-, For their own sakr ,
and to prevent the injury they might receive
L. I from persisting in- acs sifevideotly hostile tai
1 the general sentiment, in charity we ad
jnooish' lhen to reflet! well on the duties
-v tbey owe their country. ; -, - .
. i Indeed any man of common: urtderstahdig
in the United States, must now know and be
:-coDvincedl'ihBt Great-Britain it a nation it.
ran enemy to this country, and is making us .
i f f every means m her power to bring about
'an opportunity of reestablishing a domln.
2 ion over us. , The apparent friendly diiposU
' t tions which .now and then -may have, been
shewn to us by that nation, arc but the smiles
of a false friend wbo'ls resdy to injure us as'
. Boon siafavorable opportunity may ofler itself.
Then it U not doing violence to truth to in
i ier, thst the same spirit of prejudice and cn
. mity which prevails in the British nation, pre.
dominates in the breast of those who, by thetr
s conduct seem to approve of her measures
?' and that should we be involved in war, we
' a should find enemies where we ought t look
. fjr friends and supporters. ,
At a meeting of the inhabitants '
;- its Fieiniivs convened, htthi;
J ; not ice , at the ' Court-House, on
Wednesday the 8th. July 180.
, 1 JOSHUA POTTS vas elect.
ed Cliairmani and JFILLJAM
V WATTS JONES, 'Secretary;
A Letter ,and it enclosure ftfwtn
-the Corresponding Committee
.of the Inhabitants of Mtfdk
. Portsmouth and ' fficinities
li. being read ',. " !-r"7' ' HM: : "f
tne hbhoiTof "otir hafibKal cnxr.. 1
; k , and.: our .rights s an Inde
pendent nation, ought, to b?' held
sacred and inviolable, and thatan
insult oa the one or an attack pn
the other,4 should be; repelled at
the hazard of every eyU, however
rore arid riressin?. tT t . "
let the circumstances' Which led to 1
;the recentjoutragfe' coramittfcd by ,
:v iiAS" 4Uiiur;uu at iMorioii
vv ar, or a
tunes to support and co-operate in.
. such ineasii tes bftedrhs;yihd
cation, or saVisfaCuOni; as thecon-'
stituted authorities of our country
ttay efcm proper to urs'ef f :
-Sd, Resolved unanimotislv. Thai
, moutn --ana tneir y lcmtie sj f. dis?
olaV a soirit bf nAtiftrtsffirttTvir
ef xJi''11 7 . V AJ vs sf "
the citizens ola frVe and ineoen '
'dtn't countryryhen its rights arc j
auALKcu, auu uicrciore meet our
Dation-. ' Xi-y'.fqyv.;--,
SO much - of their' re56ltitioria fl4
relate td interriaursci and supplies
c6astsT-off that rrtayicnter; otir
harbours, be adopted bV this, picet-ing.-
Wc shall therefore 4 deem,
arty person or peirtdh Enemies jto'
vur tuumry wno snau directly. or
indirectly hold sitclOrifercoursd
or. rehderrariy aid or assistance Jo
British ships ot VVar'J by suddIv-
irtg them' with provisions or neces-
j""'v.s ; ur uyjr jujiu . wiiaisoeverpN
until the sense -tif . our Onvcrti:
mentbe known.':; t, -;T r . v
; 5th. Rc$olvtd That the Com:'
misidners' of the rtovigatibn.yof
Cape-Fean .be rfiquested to' re.
commend to, thft pilots td . refraiii
V"af and PrivateeTS their, prdfe
siohal aid, uhtil fur'thii' ofders.
6th." Resolved linammouslr,! ihat
General Smith " John Bradlevi
Samuel 11: Jocclvn 0. Dudlev.
Jun.'-A. F.' MacNciil. ) Williarrt
Giles, and Joshua G AVright,' be
a viiuuiiicc lu ciirry inese
Resolutions Into en"ect, and also:
to correspond with the Governor
of:this State and the. Executive
of the-Uniied States, on the sub
ject of .Defence for this Port, and
I Iarbourr jind thanrmaioriir' of
j thii Colnmittee be competent to
' 'act as a Board. , :-' ' r- "
J 7th. Resolved uhariimoustyiThiX
thf , Chairmanf
these resolutions to the President
! of the United States, the Govern-
or of; North-Carolina, and the
Corresponding Committee' of .'the
citizens of Norfolk, Portsmouth
and their Vicinities. . , " ' "
, JOSHUA POTTS, Qiakmam
Attest , , , - j , i. '..':
.Tht foQmiif Prklamatit vat rtuhtdfo 'thi
rreitdent of the United States of America.
' ' DURING tha wars' tick, far s.. (UL
h.onPP'fjr pfttaritd mMif the jxett
vf Europe tfe Witedi , Statia ."rmerica,
rjn in their principles of peace- have endca
- soured by justice, by a regular discharge. of
.all their national apd social duties, and by e
vstry friendly office, their situation has admit
ted,: to maiotain, with all' th4eHigerents,
4he accustomed relations -of friendnhin.' hoc
;a)ity,1 and i commercial intercourse. v. Ta-
f in ins ijuMvium wnica animaia
. these powers against each other, hor permit.;
ling themselves to entertain a wish but for the
resjorattoh of general peace, they have obser.
'ved wth'godd faith the neutrafity they afctu
tned, and they believe that no Instance of a
departure from its duties can 1e justly impu
d to them by any nation A free oe of
-their harbours afd waters, the means tf re
. fitting and of refreshment, of succour to the'r
. sick an t suffering, have, at alt times, and on
qual principles, been extended to aH. ' and'
this tod amidst a tonslant recurrence of acts
tfinsubordinatida to the laws, cf iolence to
.tae persons,' and of , trespasses nn tb pro.
ptrty of our citizens, committed by Officers
of one of the belligerent, parties deceived a
bngst os, In truth these abusesofth taws
, f hospitalitr -have, with fe
ome habitual to the twrnmanders of the Bri-
vl v.. uvTfniijOT our coasui ana
reciuenting ow tarbdurs. (Jlwy baVe beeo
me suoject ot yefeaiird eprescntaUona to
their trovernmenUj ;:. Assuraote Have .been
given that proper orders should restrain them
within the limit of the rights and of .the res
pect due to a friendly nation buf IhW: or;
ders and asiurancea have been without, ef
w,?t ;no Instance "of . punishment for past
wrongs, has taken place. ' At length,' a ndeed
transcending afl we bave bit herb Wn or
s aufftred, braps the public sehsibirny fo' 1
-venous crisis and our forbesf aiice to k neces.
- sary paue. , A frigate oT Anited States
.trusting to a t4t of pea'ct, and tea'vmr be'r
llvK,DyJ Brikiab veisett supe.
.nhf waters nd covering tbe'Jl'ransacUoni hd
bert'niabled from se'rvlc'e with the Ibs'i bf
. .a.numpert men hilled and w'ounde'd,'--Tbfs
, enormity wainot only Without rovdcitifon or
- J6ab cSiiseV But was committed 'with the
avowed purpose of taking by force, from a
Ship oj war of the United Slates, a part of
her crewt and that bo circumstance might be
, wanting to mark its character, It had been
previously ascertained that the leameh de.
manded Wej;ehaHve citizens of the U. States.
Haying eflected this purpose, be: returned to
anchor with his squadrort filhinour jumdic.
lion. : liMpitanty undersuch circUms'tancel
ceases to be a duty; and a cohli'nuihce of it,
with' sbch uncontrolled abuses. Would tend oil.
ly, by touliiplying injuries and Irritations, to
b.ingon aroi5ittre'betWeen the two nations.
This extreme feirirt u lninir. AwtAMal a.
'"''vi1 AK " U. Iwuyw'cef of
ihm mailt IVlK,ll iV.-.:.!' - . .
I. . . ' i,"Ku,l,un on ine pan 0
.tne British government, In the thidstbfwhich
this outrage Mi beet) committed. ' In this
liht the subject cannot but present Itseir to
thlt government, k strentrihrn th tnm;...' .
' art honorable reparation of the wrong which
.... uceii uonc, sna to mat eftectdal control
orits; naval commanders, which alone can
justify the goternmenl bfihe United States
in the exercise of those bopitalitits it is how
constrained to dis-cohtinhe; - '
considdralibn oft hese cTrcumstances and
'of the right of every nation to regulate its
own police, to provide for its peace and' for
the safety of its citlr.en4, and consequently to
refuse the admission krarh,i i. s. In.
harbours and latersi either In 4urH hlihibers
or vi such description; s are Inconsistent
,'" or witn the maintenance bf the
aumorny 01 the !(, I have thought propK
In pursuance of th iiiint.,- I -J
.by law,id!.rte this rhy PROCLAMATION
"""l quiring an armeo! vessels - btsring
commtssiods under life government bf Great
Uritsm. now even within iha K.w,.,.. .
- . .... wui ur wa-
,ters of the United States; Immediately ahd
wiiliout delay to dep.rt from the same, and
tnlertilCtinir the ihlruiti-. .r .11 .1' .... .
hours and waters loth aM ,
. j . finficu vciieis.
tuj V lhV b,rin iontmiuionsundci
theau horny of the British government.
. And II ihm .tlA Wac.l. r
blM to depart a. .f.sli Wit
any tners, so interd.cled, shall hereafteren
,ier the waters or harbours aforesaid, I do In
that case forbid all intercourse with him or
anvoflhem. theiprt . .
.proh.blt .11 supplies Md ii(L front, ot?(
lin.l I J.J k m
'allUi Uliurciirvitirl rvt.l,. I. ' .s . . m i
flniftrr7,m or,wilhin ,h j'"i'ction;
Irm.ts of the United States shall afford anr
id to any such vessel, contrary to the probU
b.tion contained in this ProeUm.ioni?Uhef
In rep.irtnHiry gch ,ei.,l, or fci furnishmj
-- L j r ' w" auppnet of a.
ny kind, or in any manner whatsoever, or If
any xV shall assist id nsvigating any of the
aa.d armed vessel unlets it be for the pur.
pftofcsrrrif.c;tberi,(n the fir,, n,Unce
beyond the bmlts and jurisdiction of the Uni.
ted States, or Unless it be In lbs esse ef a ves.
el Treed by diitresi, or charged with pub
lic dispatches as hereinafter provided for.
!r PT?? 01 ,per,bM ln,U on, conviction
HEi?! . ' 'nd enl" b laws
--.. vm.v, tm, or military w th n of
lTuU ,tt,,Hri, of h United Aiates, and
an others, eitUeni or inhabitants thereof, or
being within the same, with vigilance and
.VrU lo exert lh.1, re.petUv, ,uiho!
rtties, and tou mm,s .:.!..!. r? ?. .
Provided nevertheless. tf,.i
jj . I'l .vi,; ','"'-"'; suwa vs
' el shall bq (orced iatb the harbours or wafers v ',
pof the United States by distress, by tbedan. 1
ger of theses, or by ibe pursuit. of an tnm -A i
my, or shall enter them ttharced ' with diw ! -'!
patches or business from their government .' - i
or shall be a public packet.fo tbexonveyanco ; . '
of letters and diipatcbes, the commanding', :-, V I
officer immediately reporting-, his vessel ti Vv
the collector of the. district, jstaUng the ob W
ject or causes' of entering theiaid harbotirtoc i v Pa
waters, and conTorming himself to the regu- -' -l'
lations fn that case prescribed under the at-P ; )
iuviiij ui me iaw, snaiioe anowea tne ber
nefit of such regulattonsrespectingrepairs
suppliei's, atay, intttcourse vand departure, as,
hall be permitted tinder the same authority.,.
In testimony whereof. I have caused thei.
sea) of the, United States to be sffixcdto these ,
presents,, and signed Ihe same, ; i '" "" M
s? f Given at the City of Washington tb:
Sdday of tuly," in iheyear of our:
scat.. LorJ l07, " and of the sovereignty'
. - ond indeptndehcenf the United Statea "
t. ' 1 ' Tftr JEFFER50N. Pa
5 Bi tht President. 1 - 1'
James Madisom, Secretary ef Slate, "- - 4
"Itisfrtqutntb utktd, mh$t 'power u given mJf&St
thi President f tht United Staiet W punish Hhtt 7l v
daring mirage, tommitledijthi British $ladj CCrt:
fon on pur Flag t A jeeurremt to thex Ait of'P'PP !
Congress toiU furnish the best answer to the quet ' , " , '
tion.J -t y Norfolk- Herald. '.i
Ektfatt frbJh: tb LaW of the United States U ; :
' V:-' Ch. too, Sec. 4, 3 and 6- -; v."r;T.
. 'And In order to prevent insults to the authors 17
V '.'. vniica, Motes, vnefeofr
wm nr " iwungcrta, u snou tr lavrjut for-
f rt'jMtrditt si pteasur-ethe entrant of
Aflrjjf-i and twsierj under the jurisdiction of tht
p foreign nation, and 6t forte M refit and move! 7
them, front the' tame' Thht nU,.. Jn ,'
fter geit -arnied vessel, 'commissioned tj er;.
foreign-jower, shall on the high seat tommitt :
t"lfh Vnittd Staiit, it thaU be tavjuf -A
Af fre-sidtytt of he United State or sicHT "
Other bet inn Hi km ,hnll AJ,. ...j. t n . .
purfos'to einylty 'such fate the land and -
- "-y, w.u., urine muni
thereof, as he shall deerh necessary to compel the
iaii arm widiodeatk i or if hi thai! think I
" - " same nation.',
onathe 'omcerkand tr:ekttr..r . al-i.-i.-i ,
oil svpplie, M aid being furnished rness,
ftta iruttuct the Collector of ' the District
fnrre ittfA criir3trinfli!fie, eniofanjanJ -exer
other Distt1ctrftkrUitt r,..Z -
r . - ------ v "ii.i)WrllIf .,
permission to any vesiel belonging mhe same Ham ' ;
r tonfoaV, w Amy fe, , ,flirf armed vessels shall .'
rewomiii the harbors or-voters tf the Unitci
dejtjitci'e ' the piAlte authority., i
y ; proceeding bcrcbio tfy yir
-pJeJBrim butrgc. -
- WORFbLki June ay. ' i
Extrccl, tf HUnrr tUmften, isUi '
:Uw; iV'j'i v ;V
.. " Wehive laie new ff0TO Bfitlfli
men of war by ibe Pildtk that were dir. i
chared I ,enerd.y.The declare, tbaf,f '
ihelr.syaterind proviliohsdo not come to -
them ufual, , tuHt iay three V
ur ahnZ t, Jt lUmpnk-fend thi, hrr '
flrr, mftd likrihtm bf httt Mb
Haroptonuni are cIDirg balls and makifi
cattrirfgeij to bid them welcctoe.M "
- fKtetn. aoavoiK, jut 4, i. , '
1 niidsV itthm-K r T..i- . . . : -
rr.,.i' j 7 v' ""iviko Anniversa-.
:.iv u.,c oeen at anchor cT Ly thavess ,
Bd hor yesterday, and at, no w d w.V, k .
KSr ln 11111 Pctkof
nipting a landing t - - '
th Tdi, Te ' ,lW'Snet reathlngtowa,
Im,..10' 10 . be compant2
IS. S SVermincd ,h Ml EnKuab lot! v.:,; :
tep shall longer polluu. Otaf.shoiss with lm,;-
C7TUl u! rtnttinUr tbat AUima. -
oro.tbes redoubted red toats," 4000 In ' 'S
T i! J" Vfxm50 w oston.-Utua r
SraaK at BehmngtonUUt bs rtmembe" '
et eacb man take bis tiee snd kill on-In . .
Art we to suffer them jo.end a .oatoT Z '
ofraovi,,os,n return,?Are wetopaj "
htm, to hire thenv with the luxuries 0f our
land, to cut our throats 1 Awsy with aucb
W,thla moderation pmeedsfrml r
n our band, snd ardour -
fcwdi to the butcberl-Ut thesn beware, la- .
m have no mora of this n stootaaTioir
iow-i4he storm Is up, and at the least nnlnr '
ft h wind It will orsrw btlin damutk trtisoa
niucourse, ... ; . . . . 4
i,?1 V"1'11" bo nadttbelr.
citapt from the UrltUh line of UtUs blp
Ibt Triumph, arrived httt. Qo Ubrtx
mioed, th,y tTI a, following accciJis ,
-r r ;