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tttne-Oiltisii,' frswi Tfavanns, Vat Burnt,
;bv rhi French firjates Medusa and Nymplv.
C Nov. 29. Brig C6mt,Alhn, of New-'
, Befo"r4,fi-oiti.SavanhHh, for England, has.
-been takeaby 4 French Privateer, and lost
" near Fee -Camp', France. The ship North '
t Star, of ttatbL, from St. Mary's for Eng-;
,v JandYwss taken' by "& French privateer and
"retaken; ' ; :rK 'x: ::tYV
r . ; The captain of the North Star, his son,
iV':. Vafl.1 the "chief mate, .were taken" on board
the.French ptivateerand carried to France.
,'. " Bh?j Pallas, Holbrook.of Boston, from,
V, : Jialngaors for Cadii, with 2800 bbls. ILiur,;
i " rand 'the bnsr F atne, Porrin&tonlfrom Bath,,
:.i 'e with titnWrrW Cado-i-wer both taken
f; A Wthtf French " in,, Februaryv carried into:
; v v Loear, cargoes soio4 vessels wicreu iurj
; (;. fV. sale and the".. eft wslniprisonedarid jtreat-j
.'-.: &4 Sed .with 'much- fohumanittfw'TsXv?'.-) '' C'J.
Vr;&''vy Brig JIanaafo, Dawson,, of New-York,';
ti-f from- Savannahs for England," has bcerivta;
i ''' kerf bv su French- privateer, and retaken.;
f H''t-''VThe American captain was stabbed, twice
.:'VH.Vv.Iflif the; French,' and thecrew barbarously
'Z i .fey -'':',; Shin Arunl " from TBOstonI for ' France,: '
- y was blundered byjqiJFFeach.frlgates and
, -. U brig, and afterwatds token bythe Eng.
ish. ' 'B:' x V- 'H''r t:
tVnep"AflantIc was takeg when bouhd
Wi-pojtfwfcilty: of France and con-J
' 'lemned by BonapartCi' :The captt jaynes,
; i yry , Jtf EmbarFtiJ- delivered in tecret iexsiwi
i : f-i-Be said4 that if ,h believed it obe a pfe
-V.rf t'.; .parition for. wjtf, he should ift $ less in-
llgnant' sense of the injury, than -he felt ,
Lnow", s'he deemed it a pure, unsophistiri
(i raieA. re-instated mhariroi'' The limitiv
.- .' i lion ui ov or v uays, give Hiiic cuuauirt
vf ; ' 'i tion tf hope Jto' him i because' he knew
lAirf aoiTv fVift 4wmi.iiflief -whlfb nr'iirx
a nated could continue this, oppressive mear'
.-f 'vuro. , ; A iVvj :r WX
lie said that . his objection was, that it
' S was not .'what it pretended to be and vptl
Y " , Vhat it pretended not . to be'that it wa
' embargo, preparatory, to war -but that jit
y'i'. was embargo as a substitute for th ques- '
u' - tion of -declaring war.' It was true that it
i Nvas advocated as a step iripipient to a state
of ,wari. and by way of preparation" foV it,
' . by, gentlemen - whose, 'sincerity ha- was
' Jbotjnd to rejspect. He could not' however,
' : 'yield the conviction" of liia senses and re
flection, to their asseverations,"nor declare
in compliance to any, . let them be as re-;
pectable as they , might, that he saw 'a
, this meaiurti more or less,' than itslc atures'
indicated..,"- :' ;''.V ' V ' ':
'. 1 this embargo what it pretends to be,
preparation for war? In the first place, no
sudden attack is expected from Great Bri
' tain. , ' It is not suggested that we have a
-tittle of evidence, relative to any. hostility
of her temper, which is not possessed by
Jhe whole community-the , president has
. jiot communicated to. us one document, or
. Reason," for the measure. C II is message
, cjerely notifies to us, his will and pleasure.
r , A'p embargo, as preparatory to war, pre-
iupposei s0me new and hidden danger not'
, ,known to the mercantile community. In
tuch case, when the government see a da
' ger, of which the merchant is Unapprised,
V it may , be "wise tf stay the departure "of
. propertj', until the nature and extent of.it
' : can be explained, but not a moment lonef.
Tor, Ictths state of things be that of war,
. - ' orpace,the principl! ta preciself the same,
the interest wliich the community has, in
' the property of individuals, i best preserv-
. ,d by leaving iu management to the thte
- , rest of he.im'Hedute proprietor, after he
is made acquainted with all the.circdm-
stances, at the time, which have a tendency
la increase its exposure. .
, The rcaon of an embargo, considered
as art Incipient step to war, is either to save
. our property from depredation abroad, or
' kp property which we Want ik home
Now it happens that the nature of the great
mass of our exporu is euchthat there la
llulc danger or ilepredntion fro in the .ene-
'tny, "tro; pretend ti fear abroad, and little"
want of the articles, most likely to be ex
. posd at Ivorae. ,Th-lot:d export J'ot tlieT
jit )'ar amounted, j appears by the, re-
' jiortof the srerctary of the trcasur to 45
, riiUions of dollars. - It also appears by that
report, t'lat our c.tjwru to Great Britain
i nd her dependencies, and also to those tJ,
Spain and Portvig-d, were thirty eight mil
' Jion five hundred thousand d'jllaj-s nearly
ttvn eighth) in valnc of omr whole exports
' lare been, an J cohtia-je tu le,' to the do
' minions of tht verviKiwef, from which so '
m-.ici is fretended to hi prchendrd. j
Now, t is wtlllnown, tlwt rV . nuichs !
'nr-of vry great neiCisin and inporjnnce
to her and whrtjr ev'fn in ih! c-aif of ar.. j
tnal war between the two eoii'Duie, f '.rv-ii' '
Britain miiit rupture .inem, Wi-j'n uc
fiiiritionablr. But that she wonld capture
. tlirm oi the mrrr preparation, !- .mo
cjfc t, Is n5t 'inly : arircas6n;u!e, but iUa
lutely absurd, toeipect. This very com.
merce,' which by heasstnj of this bill,
you indicate; jtls her intention to prohibit
or destroy it is her obvious and, undenia
ble policy to .invite a.nd cherieb; besides,
the articles are, in a very great propor&oa,
perishable, which by this embargo are U be
prohibited from going o market, tych
Js best f Takeep themiit home a jpWr
ainjloss and probable- rniii, or adventure'
theni abroai td'aposslesi andhJlk-
lyproDaoie gtunt i- ass your mercaji
But l is saicfwe musrrtSirf oul
merchants.'' T lleaven help our merchants
kd'.n c vbxrz?- prifteclisi:, it is also taid
that the nresent condition of thintrs hai
; . i " Q r
been brought upon the country by the mef y
chnnts--tha it was their clamor ?bi'-1805
anditiOK which first but ebneress Xupott f
jthl$kptemjtfcoerc!ve Ye'stilctioii,f whichHeit!ecute'M. ' -f. :'i- .-y. A-
now so mucn compuun, ; - 19 'trueupt i
in uiosc ye-rs wic iiicrtjinw am peiiuon ii
embarrassment ind annikilationuV for
jirotection.; They f atat timf, really
thoischt, that this national eoveroment was
wmed fot protection jk;":ahd that it had at J
heart the prosperity; of al the great inte
; rests of the' country,' ; H it' was a griev.
qujffaytAgrieYPUsly havi'fthc jnerchaots
;and you sent them etnbarrtsstfient. ? They
I asked j'oufordefence,andyou imposed em
5argo: ney asicea Oftad,r ana jou"
'5 gave theitf 4 stone, They asked a hsh
ahd youi ' I gave 'them serjienU- CJrant
that, the fault was' great ; suppose .that they
did mistake1 the hiture and character of the
governmexir j i thi penalty hey incdVred
by this erof nevef to be remitted Permit
them ;oncer '.tb.escape and my word for it
they witt nver again give you an apology
J"or this destructiye protection j if tWdo
uicy, nut ri(.iuj unserve-ah mo misery,
which tinder the name of prbtecticn you
can find means, to heap upon them, i Your
Jtendef : mercies are-cpielties,,h5Jimer
.chants hate and Spurn this ruinous defence-
-Mr, tluincy then took notice of an inti
mation which had been thrown out h re
btion to an express "which had .beenT sent
off on the day preccdingthe message of
the Pf esident, giving information that: an
embargo would bo proposed the Waning
4ay, Vile said that there was no necessity
of speaking of that matter by distinct (illu
sion as if there Svai any thinjr that soiiffht
concealment.'' This is not an affair said Mr.
Quincy that'shuns the liffht I had the
lionor and happiness; In conjunction, .with..
another member ot this house trom New
York (Mr. Emmott) and a senator from
Massachusetts, (Mr. Lloyd) to transmit
that intelligence to Philadelphia N York
and Boston,' by en express which uatartcd
fon Tuesday afternoon : in doint of this
we violated no obligation even of the most
rcmotq and delicate kind. iThe fact that
the committee offorcijm relations had de
cided that an embiu-go should be proposed
on eanesuey was openly avowea here on
Tuesday by tarious members of that com
mittee to various members of this house.
Amona others I was Informed" of it. I
shall always be grateful to the ."gentleman
who mv mrthat information. Indeed
(he whole commercial community are un'
der great obligations to .the members' of
the committee of loreign relations far thcl
feelins and patriotism in resolvinsron that
'fsclosure. It enabled us by antiscipatitig"
trie maw, to give an opportunity lor great
masses Ql property to escape from toe rum
our cabinet w meditating for them. Yes
Sir ta escaim into c jti r of the British
Lion and of the French Fotrer, which are
pbces of refuge, of joy ami delight, when
and i.ing of his
was the elect of
dclphia, the whole mercantile cbss was In
motion and 1 that had it in their power
were flying in all directions froni the com
ing mischief as though it Were a nlasue
and a pestilence, . Look, ntf this moment.
on the'rlvcT below Alexandria the poor
camcn itrw mg i;own incir vessels sratnsc
winu anu uue, anxious oniy to escspe from
a country which destroys, under the mask
of preserving. ; .... ;-.' i-., .a
' It is said that this embargo is 'mere
rvtic to the merchant. If u.ii were the
cc, why wll thnc pairit and Penaluea
Why these rricvouslunls imposed on our
coasting trade I If you really intend war,
h this measure is tirady preparation, and
not'a substitutefor ir, lay your embargo
Dnt let it bfc nv-ir general rrohibitien, with
out pcnulty. You will then bre done ycur
duty. ; (l they go nd rc captured, they
hare no cause ol comrlaint, But it is wid
hu!l we feed oar enemies 1' That ones
tinn unravels the tvhole'plot It Is an rm
bari f(r roercioii ami not foi prfjarationi
In reply, I say yes. Feed your enemies
if they are in no danger of bt iusj reduced ;
by fjiniu', and Ulhe title ff fuud Vou do j
not want, mit it tt will perish wiyioui a
market. . ' ,
Tlic gentlrmcn who advocate this bill
rem to he much offended that sotne of us
Co nut believe that it i a'a-ir fotmtm to
comparea wua ue grasp
Hyena embargo, t What
this information?, When it
deJare.xrar at the enl.of the rlmelinyted.
They treat, the suggestion as a reflection
pit their pjcrsona veracity. -r I question no
either the sincerity or veracity of the genr
,tlemed who make these declarations, cut
those gentlemen roust excuse me, if I pre
fer to reason concerning uture events, ra
ther from the nature of things, than from
t statc-of their 'mind'' I mak no sug
ge'sSon jdoncertiing the intehtions'of t!a
gendemen onithis flpor '.) b;"cpncelVig
the-intentions of our cabinet, and c6ncern
ing'ieiiJMfitir Iq illation, to': ctuar;war'
I sHalJ not hesitata both to tna' sugei
Conandto stat reasonings.' And I tnall
not deem rayielf ' precluded from the so
of my understanding' concerning the result
of measures, because roy calculations con
tradict any man's declared intentions. The-
pubuc'has- little concern about what you
Wav intfcnd. : It has much BwKaTI vou ina
v i say tjicnf.Xlistmctiy, xio not oeiiva
tnat tms emuargo is preparation. ior.war;
but I do believe that itjs a refuge from ther
question of declarincr warT JVIy reason tells
"me that warts not intended," because" of
yuur want ut; preijarairouTaiju ur yuutTier
cct ot tti'TTjit war we re.intendetr, would.
vjoAen at the helm have employed the five
inonuis paai ia s way J uiicny uiciulicul,
and Incoiisist'eht with such an anticipated
state ? 'What have' yomlonc duririft this
loner session t&but this couiitrvTihto that
farmo'r and attitadeo ostentatiously re-
commenuea ai in opcnuitr oi hi i.vyuas
have yod 4op Xy?hy you hav? thuty-
.FIVE TH0UI4KD MEHUfON PArESktauU 10
;hve . months you have ,auuea aooujt ion
Taai.iSHMEMT.. jinai is w say, you
i tHoysASD meW how on. vourariny
rolls.- You have othcers tn abundance, but
-where are the soldiers f We were told last
December' that on the first day of April
we should be before Quebec- And where
were we on that day f: 'WhyRETtaiHO
Behind eMB ARG0What prospect is there
that "your enlistments will be so tapid as
wlU enable you to raise more men in nintty
days which.' are to come," than' in the One
hundred and hlty which have past ! I Know
there it on the carpet a grand scheme, oi
enlistments, by reducing the time of service
from five years to eiRhteen months. 'But
how does this prognosticate as to the efll--cacy
of the fbrce.f Tliis proposition is per
fectly characteristic You want an embar
go and hot a fighting army. Ever.'-since
you appointed a Collector of "a Northern
sea-port; Major-General, I hate be
tiofied what you intended was, an army to,
fight smugglers and not Canadians. ' :
' You prepare tO;ga to war for coramer
'cial rights in ninety days? Where f IIoW i
Ahavy U out of the question, -And as" to
tlthougn that resolution was passed with
as much, I brlieve more unanimity than any
other of alt those proposed by the commit
tee of foreign relations, it has been laid a
leep in the tomm'tee j and1 not a' man
has ventured to suggest, even that it; was'
to be put into Parliamentary form, muih
less that it was to be carried into effect.
;.When I see a. palpable failure in all the
means, natural and necessary,for .carrying
on the wart whetf I see the exposure bf
your seaboard t when I see the actual mi
litary force instead of being increased In
efficiency,' in fact reducing; neither pro
mises, nor asseverations, nor oaths, shall
make me believe that j ou will go. to war,
at the end of SO days. oj'PtisciT jUTvaa.
Nature has decided against you,' '' Instead
of that feast of wan to which we woe in
vited at the beginning of the session, we
have served up td us the old dish of restric
tions. , There is no. need of the spirit of
prophecy to tell the result.'. ' At the ehd of
ninety days vou will find that your prena
ration ia not sufficient. The horrors of war
will be preached up very assiduously dur
ing' our recess I'amiliaritv with embargo
will diminish iu 'dread The restrictive
system becomes identified with some per
sonal, local, paltry interest. The navijrat
ing states are sacrificed) and the spirit and
character of the country are prostrated in
the oust, by tear or by avarice. , . .. . ,
, This embargo will nor serve the Amcri
can people x but I will tell you wlwin it
may servej it will serve thaFrroch Ecnpe
reor His interest is apparent It operates
rni his enemy, by denyiug or produce to
her armies. But where is the American
interest Coercion on Great Britain is not
pretended. . If war with this power be rc
ally its' purpose, then much of this very
property ought to be got out of the coun
try. It is usclcw,- and mut ptih if h re
main Ta it 1 und the resources of the Coun
try and iu ability for war ar suijmtnted.
by the whole anvuut ol the returns winch
iu would prod are
Iri every point of view, I look on this
measure at a cruel abandonment of our na
tional rights as impolitic j as decepvive ;
s calculated to impress on the American
prople, an idea jhat it Is your intention to
maintain commercial rifthts, which, its true
diet is to abandon.' litre is anuiher ef
fect whicli it is calcnl jtel to produce, ami
wii:n oi aii oum.ii puso;, at f. Cl jvs ot tjus
-v :: ';. -
ia raise a Jealouif betwecnTCbe Southern v, '
ana eastern and Middle btates- the hour: - -T x
and produce of the Southern " States, have vf' . -j r ;
had, during the whole winter, an open trade ' ; 1 ; :' :
and free; market. ;cThoa''votheMiddl7V-': - ;
mi Eastern States! have been testained bv ':
climate, and wjnter. Nature is" just open- v- -ing
for our relief and the palsying hand of' ' i
government is now' to be extended, ii givftr.I
a death hlow - tc(our ' hopes Is itcby
course of policy of this kind: that youir.-.i .
.'tend to conciliate afftjetion, or. ejtcite confi ;
dene ?." Witt it not be said, Uiat your ow'.' .''- ifi-
to this embargo , as' a preparation for war i
nicQougn, PVen as sucn, jra. .uuuty is .tiuuij. : - :.r. a
ous. -I object-to because it is bo "efEci- r"4
int. preparation 1 1 because it'is not a proV 'V-ig
gress towards honorable ivar; but is a sub- V
terfuge from. this question. If, we" must -
pensn, in us pccibu oy suiy iiuiiu extepi pur r r
owni Any fate isbetter than self-slaughter. ;;
Arrived, (in the Iiav'.waitinff orderi.'y T,
the fast-sailing ;'shlp JMilo, Olover, '1 day :tx-'
.AUtll AJ!UUilll, AO II Milk f UI V tAUiUlU! ' ' , , -
njjic ui nu9 . jmliiium umt iu .uic lioui ' ,
arid Dubbntci'the 1st jnst.f The kbga
h: v.. .''.' t
h Lord Bonngdon made his motion in par- '. - ;
liamehty JSIarchJ J9th having ih'vipw ai&':$t
change ot jnioistcrs.,.! he majority; against ' - ; ;
him was .very great. 'f. ' . i. k-"i-.; 'i cK- '
, f.wvm MnaatoK ,ii 111 VUMMkU
continued tbbe pfesehted'tq SHrliamcDt; ;t'il W
Hr.Thewtdish, trobptf UV-ineTania lia1 ' "
been disarmed by Or? French. ,The''kine i v " i -
of Swedeh aint-transports to brinir themV.-lj-'V
heme, anc.an oniccr to -conler" wtthVthfr'-f.r'.K''
rrencn commander but the latter : would; ,?y,'' :.', .
not suffer him ,td land, -nor have any ton- o I !, : ;
ference with hithv noUow' the troops u -V V : - I
embark. Aft agent from Sweden had ar-'- -yf.K'-'V-'A
rived in En glati d aho a treaty, was. expe ctIii-rr:
;ed. A "British fleer was;;about . to iairfo " ?"
.-.-The' conservative senate was in, session.'. -'''C
'ahd reports had been made to Uby the mi- 1:1 wv ..
uisit rs 01 iraiiu oi lorciCTi sniairs. m
latter minister said, " free ships make free V' ;
pooda,w alludes to the British orders it v...
council as violating this principle, and the""'-'-'- ' -
ijenin anci wiuaa oecreea as tnc remedy ; -;
'that to have the dtsirtd tffcathey mut ' . . v
be every where eniorcravand tlisposablo--;' ;,.f.;.
troops must be t.ent to wherever tlie Brf- "' ,-
tish flag may be expected to enter." ' The " , 1 : . T
minister of.wnr says. "The 'greatest part ,; C
pt the troops have been called out 6f the-, ;; -v
cmpire,Mo deftnd'.tjidse ' great interest-v- y ,
wnicn insure me preponaerance ot tne em
pire, and maintain the Berlin and -Milan '
decrees, so fatal to England" ' t ' V -'
Ol Kussia, nothinj is said in the offichtl - '1
Freach' articlcsr' Not a word of Sweden -:
It is said, all' the male population of .
France, divided .into four classes, arf call ,
.edout,-- 4-:'-:'4 J
,The Dublin Freeman s Journal says, 44 it ,-. ",
J worthy of remark, that the Berlin and' . "
Milan decrees aie re-enated with all their
fury. , What will America say to this V " '
DbBiiif, March 30. Remtrdins he.::
pews of the-North, we have nothing more
recent than what tlie reader collected from ,
Napoleon's sute documents. . Thrre is one
circumstance, however, which we deem it ' .
wortbvto notice. It. is SAid thnt at Na- -
fioleon's levee, which is descrilKd ns hlg-" -
y magnificent, tlie ambassadors frcm "ill" -
nations. Were-present, except the Russian
plenlpotenriary.'-- A Btronlaet, and'wof-".!
jLttters from Parisof the 18th, reeotW '
that Bonaparte still remained in the tapii '.'"
taj, nut nis acpariure was snortiy expected.
jora iieivui,fl is omciauy , announcco.
First Lord of the Admiralty. . .'. 'f t
The Iiottcst press that has taken Dlaca .-
. for some years in Dublin, was on. the rii tr
on.thurxiay night and a numlirr oi tine
able-bodied seamen, were procured for thf u
vrvice. . ... .; ....(. , ., - - ,
v It is again said Bonaparte has left P aris, . .
appointing iTegency, and sending the cni; 7 i
prrs and his son wVuruw. 'f" ' 7" ' ' ,
y thp ilupatches tif.BaIlaitcro4; St apv ,
'pears he fus repidscd at Pradol de Rcy a .
division of the enemy.'. .' . -. " '
Some addiCsoul letter have if en fp'
ceivev frofa CJriinn, ofVne Onfe bf thc,k- J.
17th instant i from these w learn, hat a ' 0 ',
ConVidetubl quantity cf aris'.have hec ' ' "
tielivtred to the chiefmins of lb?, foirts im lj
Gallicia and iu neipldiorhooj, adUut tl.C ' -actirity
of the English, 1 imr.tmt . 4 ', '?
particular, had given great aatUfaeiion tu 1, . ,
tjie prov incial govemmtnt. . ." ' ", ' '
Shipwrecks alonj the const of Fnrn '
have been unUsuUy iiuinrrcua during tlio . '
late 'storm. . . ' . J' . , . ' .- '
The prince regent of Portuml has clvew "
the grand ordrr of the cros io grncraU
Uill, Graham and JBpcnCcr. , , ,
Llevtn thouisnd frame work nettrrs ef
.1. A . . I - t W ' .
pe win nu cwiwyui trcstrr, navep?
r.uonru l aniamcnt lor a repeal!
(Jcrs, ju foiiticiU