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- -r--f.v RICHMOND; July ; i
j v ccordirg to public notice," a numerous,
' meeting of the Citizens of Richmond,'
Manchester and of their V icinh;ieC and.
of 'many other ' perfoni-ffom'diftnt
, places was held at the Capitol jn rthU,;
r , ' pity on Saturday Even,:ng,4,o'clock, for
- - , the purpofe of taking under their con-,
: iideratioflt the.latie) outrage committed
' i on the Frigate Cbcfaoeake. bra British
I ir'l v.fqaadron,i ot-lefa than fix or feven
I .. y ; ;, tondred petlons were prcieacr n more
I faybl.of more tripib1yj wag.
W47 ;f ;i.r-!jr-V.0-'r.-rt-a "if,- .tr.t
' : annoiMine a cnainnan ; an nuininaicu
We compare tbil bloody-vlolance. with
the careffes and attention which they are
even now the wing to out roinifters at theif
feafta in London ; and we behold a nitjohj
which to the picure of . black? and faag
piracy adds the fea'turea of fmiling i reai
chery and mean hypocrliy! A A' oatiori
which bv her actions prbclaiml the ' opi
olon, that we are. not only fo feeble as to
bejj)lahed and. putraget. with impunity,
hut fo weak and foolifb as to be amofed.
forcverlwith the 1 pfidioul iemb9t? of
AeoeijMA fir ikct edrtCi ot xiur wroncsl
tattle lor ihejattainment of net purpofetj
Willi " i nation of fuch principles and iuch
pra (Slice, we wifli no friehdfliip. no in
'V iheMob.:Sptftcer Roane., (Jeorge:Hay-4 ttrcoof fe 1 to fuch comphcated and mcef
'H-efq . feconded jhe motion, and Mr Roane, "M wrongs, .continually aggraTafed . in
" ? A .j. 1 . n L.j
, was unanimouuyeiecieo j v;: ' !
.'i .Thomas Richie was theft nonjinated ai
Ik'iittn'yMiM'wV:' (econded by
? loha Mayo, clq, and was unanimouuy
..1. elected. , y.-- f-.v: - l,- - .7:1 -iH'i-.
'f. William Rtcnardlbn; efq. then pfefent
. edaVletter addrefledl to -the Mayor and
Citizens of ;, Richmond', ffbm he 'correi
.Vponding fociety of Ndrfoik, enclofing the
"i V fcirrative of the outrages committed uoon
,' the Chefapeakeandthe refolutions adopted
: y.the citizens ol Norfolk. ; ,:
'.iV-rV.Mri'Jpfcn Baker jftioved. that the rea
l' V ::ding of the narratie Dioyld be difpenfed
i. -i with.'; He trufted that here was no man
prefent (b a Iruliffcrent: to , the inter eft ' of
- bU.country sno to hae eagerly perfued
f ffi. s jheV accounts which had been publiihed of
'fi' this out rageous t ranfafitio nynl
' ;;VjTite, refolutions hafing been'read,
" ' 'motion was made tor 'the appointment of
& committee, 10 - take into confutation
: j the outrages committed Ppon jthe Chefs.
PC'pealce. and t report immediarely to the.'
Inceiing ineirvicnnuicun unuis ivvjcuv
' -After fome , preliminary 'debate", -'the
meeting cime to a refolutioii tor the ap
" ' colntment of a committee of feten.' The
I - ;T;jt ln, Alexander 'McRae, ,Leut-:
' f v ; ' Gornorf the hon. Creed Tylori Chan
cellor John Page, ueorge Hay, William
' Foufliee, Wllliatn Wirt and Peyton, Ran.
, olph, fcsqri. :, -
, -The committee retirelfor about an hour
.' when Mr. Mc'Rae, reported the following
Keutioniananaarrit: , ( - .
Wetihe citizens now convened, have
J- Tead with horror and indignation the n'r
ratireof the attack made by the Britifb
Ihip Leopard o the United States' frigate
, Chcfapeake. ' The demand which pre
' ceded the attack was lawlefi In its nature
, and mofl in lute nt lotts manner. The at.
' tackltfetf was oot on'r lawlcfs and Info.
4. kmv but bafe and cowardly hecaufe it
wat made by k fbip of fifty guns, prepay
,n e4 for afl ion and" lupported by a BritiiH,
. fquadrdn, in time of .profound peace,
on an unfufpecled and - therefore unpte
r. pared friend, fe: fingle American Frigate
1 of Gx. and thirty gons (fuch are the glo.
t ictus triumphs rf the Brltiih navy I We
' , obferve that this attack flowed from t de-
' liberate order given by the Briti(h Admi
ral Beikely, at Halifax 1 We believe that
he would not hive dared to cbmpromit
'liia nation bv fo bokl and flaersnt a breach
' if national law, - without the prevbus
7 anQIon ami order ot hit government It
; We conlidcr it therefore as an ad of , the
JEritifli govrromeot. - We w compare thli
' . jtnsaftroui outrag (committed to the ffto
rhentof treaty,) with other aas of ufirr.
pation anJ, ggreGon, .praclifed upon -us
-1. fcy the fame nation their .ImprclTmcnu
Ot onr feamen fo long continued, and their
' profs and perpetual violation ot our cooi-
ce,' wbicfr they have the effrontery in
dvo? irora their. tribunals of Uw ;
therevieTfconlumsus in the better, that
the attack on the Chefapeske il no the
.a .k. nt Commodore DaueUs er
. "Admiral Beikelf, any mothashr aft,
of the oriental flavt wholkkithe duft from,.
ihefootofoefoxMifm, il ibe att of the
flave and not of tfi fWfpot ; bl hai this
1 'neck Is the act of the ikWfli govern
neat ; and Omplr another effufion of ,th
' f.me fpUU which rodiace,! thcif .ImprelT.
s mentl aftd eommercbi fpolianons. This
aa U of the fame ftamp and color with
' the red. ; We btbold In it "t a conGllent
. aticlore t i nation lofolent in he confcU.
, oufneft of her naval flrenRihi! piJlf rt
" ardlefs'of the rights of othcra totally re
iardlefs of all law,! reafon ind humanity
' deftirute of every motive, feeling aitd prin
' ' Mrh binds civilized patkma togetlv
' er and having no rule of attion. whatever
but Ulf.aggranditement anj liwgrauvca
. ' " tloo of hal osrn caprieet b bruial force.
proportion to our patience'we ,aie difpo.
Ted to fubmit "no longer. ?Wherefore 1 , ; V'
' rveioiveo unanimouuy, a fwti 1115
thank a of the citizens, ot RichmoodA be
communicated to our fellow Citizens of
Norfolk,: lit the -exemplary promptitude
and erirrgy wjiich they have difplajred on
thi occafion j 'and" that they be allured
that we unite with theto heart and hand,,
in all their fcefings and refolutions
I l?SL(oUi& unajiimotiflyisThat while,
we deprecate the horrors of . war and apl
prove all honorable, mean ! of averting .
themr wtj poflcss the" firm hope1 that the
government of the United plates wilf a-
venge this unparrelleled outrage with the
fpirit which becomer the tiatiop,' and
w Men the nation .feels belie vjpg as , we
do, ihat". however unequal our. nval
flrenrh, bur enemies have, neverthelefs,
vulnerable points within our reach, thro'
which we may be able to Unite them vital'
. selves, but for their country they fel that
they 'deltver ftbe setrtireenH bf the' nation J
and they are totiBdent that they t will, find a
.corresponding' emotion in the. bosom pt the
achief magistrate of the union. ; . a ,
;..kWhean act of. unequivocal hpslility has
been pupet rated; when Our armed vessels
-are not permitted to leave our own porta
with impunity a when a. British commandet
gives theelgnat from our very harbors, for '
xhe capture bfi our ships it becomes a quea
, Hon not of reason,' but of rttiiy .Wfiati-;
er.fnay'b' the grounds -of the contest in
,whiirir ar engKc..we ar eompeIU4.
close jnth at appeal to arma which haa becjn
ioadeby our adversary f'-j? It is impowible to
purioe a temporising , condoct, withoot e-,
gravug an endelible, tfl on our, national ,
character. t The reputation of our countny :
is af .ftake t and it..rnuat now be decided
whether 'we ahall assume the dignified at. ;
titudef qf "an independent stater Aor 'meanly ,
crouch, under the hub of an insolent foe 1
feation upon earth- baa so man y cpgent
Tcasotit for miDU)uriag aTriehdly intercourse
with the rest of the world, as the U. btatta.
Far removed from-that bloody scene of am
bilion, which Edrope has exhibited lor cen.
turie j pursning the even tenor of hones! in.
; duatry 1 regardless of 1 that v illuaiva , glory
.which Is bnly to be obtained at lb eipenee
of happinej anxious only for that solid re
' nowni which iprings Irom an undet iaiing
- courie Of justice and virtue too Vim pie for
the insidiou'aiarts of courtly intrigue and
too rehned tar the exertion of lawless power 5
they, might have flattered thrmaclves .wjth
the hope, that tbey should escpe the ravage
n xh n tA h ;-r: ; v r.Mv t ' 1 f: if
CtrtfainTAoMtu P lrW, Jama JlTnAf, "
r tGmham, be appointed a Committee o
preparto and report, withput delays aoJn-,v , -'.tionSf
iprei of the aentimenta jof tlw
(ih5tii)g on the aubject submitted to them, j
ji The Committee having -retired for a few
inutea. returned, and reported the follow,
mg, :which ' were ttnanimuusly adopted tu ; ,
Wt i-' -i"' ''j 'iivw j
-f ficsolvftmil U" ie theaetUed opinion of '-",
lWl!rteeting. that t foreign power has' e
,ijght W atop, board, of search, thtf National ,
-wwh f il-UBiui; SutM, oa'emy pre-
j't'lice , iprhateveri; an4 that wo .will unite and- '
f foptributi, by, every, meanin Our power, io .
'resist atd defeat all attempt! to violate this ,
'prihoiple.TAV V-ii -Ritdlvii,
TbaUhe'iepeate . , ,
1 runes. Which have been of late ofiVri-il in nV ,.
' flip,' and ciliaens of the, United' States, bt-
ttritUb Commanders, presumed to act under
1 the sanction' of Jheir goremment; have eX- '
t cited our 1 indignation .and resentment to a
: pitch that scarcely admits of controul. ' .
in netonea, t nai 10 preserve our; national
1 honour, to maintain and defend our. national
rights, and loj protect .fte , citizent of the .'' '
United States in the eoj'iymentf.of thefr
. liyea,;$teftiea''an'&.prjoperty i:.a.ijiiong' the '
(first land most essential: duties of .Govcrii. "
ment, and that , for the security' of thesr in ,
Vcl iabIeA privileges, ': -our onlv rtlinc(, nekr
to Heaven, must be iiv the 'energy of out '
Counsels,' and' tbn resources,' strength, and
"pirit of the PeopIe,tr.);rfTX,.:.. , ,
6 t Jiesoivtd, That the attack made" ori the ' 4
3id of June last upon- the United 'States. '
of those Conflicts which lifjv' desolated the II ; frigate Chesapeake, Commodore Barron, by
old conuhent. America has tyery thing :toV.j the Leopard oliip of war, in ronert. with-a
deprecate from peace and every thiug to II aquadron under the ordera of Commodore
deprecate from war,,' But her growing com. II Douglas, and: the premeditated murder lor
. a ' 1 j a a : a j -1. a
.American ciiiz.cn on poarq me aaia ingate,
is a biKh, handed and daring aggression on
; JII. Refolved nnanitnoufly,that In
fupport of all meaftues directed to that
end, we pledge pur lives, our fortunea
and our facred honor," hailing with firm
and jofooa hearts, the tulpiclou omen
cprmcdauMtwelerriembered holf - I
t4edgei Wnai we did in the weaknefs of
infancy, it will be Orange U we cannot
repeatin the vigour of manhood I : - r .
I. . Refolved unanimouflr. That; a
committee be appointed to correlpood-'
with fuchi other committees as may be
appointed io the fevcral towns and coun.
ties in this Commonwealth, for the pur
pole of collecting the national fentlmcnt on
this Important occafion, V v t ,
V. Rtfolved oaanimoufly, That the ;
Chairman of this committee be requefled '
to comm,unicatt a copy of tbefe refolves
to the PreGdcnt of the United States, one
to the Executive of each State, one jo the
Chairman of the committee at Norfolk,,
and one, connected with a printed copy
of the narrative of the outrage, to every ,
General Officer and cominailant of a re
giment in this S'ate, to be communicated
by him In fuch manner as he may approve;
to thofe under hist command, ; ; :' .
! Signed on behalf f the meeting, f ;.
SPENCER ROANE, Chimin. ,
Telle, Thouai Richie Stcrtiary,
7 thi PrttUint $f $h Unit td Stat tt.
WE, the citizens of RUhmend, llmchttttt
and their cmi, and of many other P
sons from distant places, who have assembled
to take under consideration, the lata hostile
attack upon" the frigate Chesapeake, by a
British ship of war, and the murder of a
number of American seamen in a time of
peace, are Impelled by the strongest mo
tives to express those sentiments of indigna
tion which the occasion must naturally in
spire. "When se reflect upon the uniform
course of pscile conduct which has been
observed by the government ef the. United
States, towards all fortistt nstions j when we
recollect, on the other hand, the innumera
ble insuta-and aggressions, which Cresu
Britain bas inflicted on oar just and lawful
commerce 1 we can onlv discover in Ttiis re
cent act of violence, the consumption 01 a.
svstem which has for its object the prottra
lion of neutral rights, at the fect of a hauh-.
tr and ambitious power . , 1 be door of nezo-
ciation is finally closed V the int blow of.
war has been struck 1 and tbe people of A
meriea ara called uoon to decide, whether
thev will rallr around the stsndard of the
constitution, or resign ai once that er!ou
independence WMch wa purcttasea by iim
valbr of their lather, and cemented with
their blood. ' At a period of such rascntititde
at the pretent, It Is peculiarly eecetury tlut
the ar f '-AmirUd should display to tha
world the devotion which they feel to the
fre, mild and beneficent gerernment under.
which ihry lire, .and their Invincible deter
minetlon to resrst ta the utmost extremity.
tery outrage on their rights from whatever
quarter it may proceed. The persona who
now address yon, speak, nat poly for them.'
merce and mine: prosperity, therjahed by
the genial warmth pf freedom, were objects
too tempting to the rapacious eye of a power
who" arrogatea to herself the exclusive do
minion otitis seas. : From the moment when
our independence was established, Great'
Britain regarded with malignant jealousy, the
Irogrcea ot a nation whom she had once
eld in bonds te. From that: moment until
ilU pretenU. she h wagad an open or coni
ceaiea wr agatnat our inaispuuvt- rtghu
It would be auperSuous to dwell on the va
rious crimes which she haa committed a
gainst the law of nations f "but ' may it not
be proper to enumerate, a few more promi
nent than the rest, which marka the spirit
which has pervaded her whole conduct. She
has occupied posts within our territory which
ought to hare been surrendered by treaty 1
.the haa enlarged, the law of contraband,' be
yond the moti liberal construction of the law
of nations) she has seized our vessels laden
with provisions ahehss invented a new sys
tem of blockade, which rxtends not merely
to tingle ports actually invested, but to whole
countries with whom she might be atvsr,
she has modified, restrained and enlarged the
riehtt of neutrals according to her interest
or caprice,' while her courta of admiralty
hve rarriad her edicts Into rigid execution "
the haa denied to neutral nations the incon
testible r,ight, to, re-export to a belligerent
power the commodities which they have fair.
y purchased from a colony of the ssme now.
er and she ha blockaded our ports and im
pressed seamen from our vtsaels within our
lawful jurisdiction. But atrocious as these
acta mar seem, they are inienl&eant when
compared with the Oagrant outrage lately
committed on the frigate Chesapeake. The
most humble sycophant of Great-Britain haa
never yet asserted her right to earch a ship
of war belonging to a neutral paiion. A ves
sel of this description is at sacred as the ter
ritory itself its flag is. a psssport through
oat the world and an Inault offered to it it
a direct attack vpon the sovereignty of the
, Sate to which it belongs, A .conduct like,
this Can natther be defende J nor palliated
and it is necessary to meet tbe approaching
conflict with the decision becoming freemen.
While we are sensible of the evils which
must result from war, we are prepared to
encounter them, -in defence or our aesrest
riahtt .We are btit confident that but one
aentiment pervade the American people-
end that, however, they may be divided aa to
points of domestic policy, they are actuated
by one tout In repelling the aggression of a
foreign power, . Itremaina for the wisdom
.ff the constituted authorities, to direct with
efficacy the energies or tbe nation."" It It our;
part o declare, to you and to the wori I, that
we are .prepared to aupport,' with our liveti
and fortune a, the government of our choice'
gaint,fvery power upon earth. ,
'. . ..SPENCER ROANE, ClwtMiu
TeSi. Tlitcais, Stt'rj. , .
the sovereignty of the United States grata-
ly insuiuog to our character as an Indepen
dent People an unequivocal act of war, un
pi ecedented in'the usages of civilized nation
oh terms of. peace, and demanding a firm at .
titude of resistance and vengeance on the '
pari prpur. citizens and Governtoeot, and
that the attempt, arrogant and tmjuatiSaUe
lm iMttr waa ttut4 in m nii,r no lci TT' " '
insidious and barbarous, than disgraceful to
the character of the Britith navy. .. :.'-..;
Ritolvid, That the insolence of the British .
navy, exercised towards us on our coast, and ' '.
io our very porta and harbour, ought to ban
checked and that foreign armed Vesseli
ought not to be permitted to blockade our '
harbours, and to atop, search, and imprest
and murder our citizens, and that wilt -.
cheerfully and with alacrity unite in the tup. " '
port of any measure, and submit to an -sacrifices
that may be deemed necessary and s "
efficient, to prevent or revenge these eviU, ; - -
preserve our national character from tlis. ;
f:race, and our commerce-from wanton and
awless depredation 1 and we do in an es -pecial
manner,' aolemnly and zealously,' "'
pledge our penons, lives and fortunes," and " :
whatever e)e it dear to u, in aid of eu-Go
varomeoU and m co-operaiioa with them'",'
and our Fellow Citiatnt, in, the prosecution . ;
ol redrew for the grie voua . and intupporta .' .
ble Injuriea of which we now complain, , . .
fiisolved, That thia meeting cordially ap -'
prove of the Resolutions .entered into, and '
conduct pursued .on this occation bytbeir
brethren in Norfolk, and will do all in their
power to give them effect within the sphere,
of their influence.' '
Toaoti, That the .officer of the Militia
and the Volunteer Corps of this .Town and 1
iw vicinity, ba requested to hold their men
in readiness for actual service, and to hav
I them to disciplined and equipped, as to toba ,
able at a moments warning to obey the call of
their country. - ,,; ' .
Jtitotvii Al'boujh In the opinion of thia
meeting, the conduct of the Commander of
the Chesspeake, In not belnj prepared to
resist,' and in not making a spirited resi,' -
tance t the attack of the Leopard, is morti
fying to out pride, and requires explanation
vet from a respect to the eximple of the In. '
liabiuntt of Norfolk, and from principle of
humanity towards the unfortunate victim of
this Tnelancholy affair, that a eubscriptiot
be opened at the Oilce of the CoIIactorof
this port for (the relief of the wounded and
of the families of the Willed on board of tl
Chesapeake 1 4h proceeds to be remitted to '
the Committee at Nor tola, having the dircc
lion of that fund.
M ' AT A MEETING.
Or the Inhabitant of the town of NewLem
'on Monday the Cth Instant, called to take
Into eonidri'on certain P.esiHution of
tlf Qtirsns i-f .Norfolk, transmitted by
IhtlrComtnitfce, ... , ,
' General Taoua.1 A. Caixn, Cmirman-
' 3nn Sim. frrrfar
ji?iWe, That Uvl luttur, Dait,
Rtsthtd. That the Collector of this port be
requested to join the above Committee in an
S waring In behalf of the Citizens ef New
bem, tle letter, of th Cinmiuc of Cor,
rpondence of the Inhabitants of -Norfolk
and Portsmouth, and that he coclot a eapw
of these Revolutions to the m, to the PrTM
dent of tbe United St a tea, the Governor of
tkl State, and cause them to be publi,Utl hi .
THOMAS A. GREEN, CSairmttu
;01N SEARS, ,'
s i. . - aawat ( -
On thf evening of Saturday fast, si ton-'
Ermation of the fato of the Outspeak
reached Ihii place , ltjsf rHord )ur rttf
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