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T rlU RSDAY, MARCH 23, 1797.
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HAGUE, Dec. i.
The difcudiom on the plan of a new con
ftttution for this republic, have Jailed in the
Bauian national afTembly, until the 28th
November. Never perhaps were opinions
(b decidedly, we may even fly fo equally
divided. Nobody It is true, maintain that
it is above erititiftn, or that it doesnot re
q.jire fome material alterations in ftveraVe
fpefts, -fuch efpecially, as an .afferitbly of
even peribns which under the name of
Council of ftate would not only enjoy execut.
ive but with refpect to the promulgation and
execution of thelaws would be veiled with
prohibitory powers of lo.muchjrhe greater
magnitude, as although the authority of (he
council of State would not exceed that of
""Tithe executive directory of France, yet the
l'flaricr hndv is not to have a permanent
feffion, and would berepfefented during its.
vacations by a Tmall deputation irom the
houfe of ancient. W ith refpeft tothe second
point in debJte,,Viz. that refpeaiogthe unity
and indivifibiluy . of t'ie republic-the
modifications of the plan fcy the eltabliuV
.jmcnt of department adtniniftrations, met
with as many oppolers as advocates, by rea
fon of the douhle difficulty mf making the ,
debts of fome of the ftates common to all
and of ascertaining the true ratio of the
relative means of each province (each having
different refources and means of fubftfting .
theirinhabitants) to best their equal pFOpor
" tionof the taxes and impofW XoVaoJh
was finally fixed upon to decide: under the
prefiJence of citizen Ybrand Van Hatnell
veld. This difficult and important tjueftion,
on which a number of citizens of different
towns had petitioned in favof cdaWolute
unity this ftep has procured they the gra
tification of au houoraU namxt
approving the tenor of their rcweifci.-----Some
members propoled to maxelhe plan
toe bfis of the? deliberations', and 4 to. ap
point a commiffion which within four Weeks,
fhoti'd bring 61 a report on ihe means of
effecting the aWolute unity with rejpett to
the general finances and taxes. But this
conciliatory proportion not being adopttd
after lome dilorder either m the aflembly
itfeltor in the galleries the nominal appeal
decided by a majority of 66 to 52 votes,
that the propoled plan of coftllituuonfhottlri
form the balis ot tne national anembiys
A letter from Vienna of Nov. 16 menti
on? that a nobleman had arrived from Italy,
with the news of the murderous battles, of
which we have had the details : On ac
count of the retreat of Alveniy,the Emperor
had determined to fend hiic a reinforcement
of 12,000 men.
By letters from Prefburg of Nov. 22,it ap
pears that the diet at Prefburg, have granted
to the Emperor the following fupphea for
the prolecution of the war : 50,000 Hun
garians, exclufive of thofe requitiie 10 com
plete the regiments already in the field
la,ooo 0en 10,000 .Horfes 2,4001000,
Bulhelsot gain 3,760,000. do. oats. And
in cafe the numbers at prelent granted, are
not fufficient to obtain an honorable peace,
a general railing en made," will be de
The Auflrian official account of the bat
tles in Italy nearly agree v.'h the French,
feat the former reprefeat the lofs on each
fide at nearly equaL Among the prifoners
taken by Davidovich at Rivolo, were two
French Generals, Florella and Valette.
A new convention between the French
republic and Genoa excludes the Englifh
from the Genoefe porta, during the w ar,
And the v-ffels of the latter are prohibited
to carry provifions to the britifh. Genoa is
to protect ber own forts and harbors, but
in cafe of neceffity, (he is to be aided by
French troops. It Genoa (ball be involved
in a war with England, France will under
take to protect her trade and navigation,
and will alfifi her with (hips ot war arid in
tercede for her in negciations for feace.
Genoa pays to France 2 millions of li vres
in. advances, and 1 millions to be refunded
1 after peace.
SALEM, February if.
WAR IN INDIA.
Between Tippoo Saib and the JSngUfh.
By captain Derby., in the brier Cadet, 67
days from the Capeof Good Hope j we are in.
med,that a few days previous- te44Mouch
t at the Cape, two Britifh. packets bad ar
rryed there, one from Calcutta, ana1 the other
irOm Bombay. That notwithflaodg8 pr
foiind fecrecy Was obferved refpediug the
intSligence they brought, it had t anipired
tatTippoo was making forhiidablc prepa
latioVstor war ; thac the Mahraitas 'were
tar houfe belonging to Meflrs. Tyler
Cafwell, boilipi over, which inttantly
caught fome hemp, contiguous the flame
bf which fpread fo rapidly, that notwith
ftanding the exertionsof the Citfeens toftop
its pronrefs, the ropewalks of Tyler and
Cal well, John Winthrop, Efq. Jefl'ery and
Rufl'cl, and four dwellirig houfes, were
confumed, together with nimmtnfe ftocfe
of bemp and cordage, the whole lofe com
puted to amount to 60,000 dollars By the
ufual exertions of toe cit it ens of this and of
our brethren in Roxbury. Charleflon, Cam
bridge and other neighboring towns, this
devouring element was lubdued.in about
hours. - -
dtfafBted, and were about tb join him. '
It was confetjuently reported that 4 or 500
French officers had been lent over by the way
of ihe iediterranean, tq ferve in 1 ippo's
army. Ity was not certain that hoUilities had
acnially commenced, but that the JBritifh eve
ry clay expe died an attack. Immediately af
ter the arrival of the packets, fjoer Bi itifli
regiments were ft ntpn in the outward bound
India fleet, confifling of 1 f fail under convoy
of one fhip ofwar and a -frigate., j 7
Tippoo can with eafe briiijr aw,lrmy of
20o,oco well difcipliped iifii into the field.
His foUliers (Seapoys)-are eqoaHo aiiy Eu-r-opeans
in that conntryi who ire fbon after
ttteir arrival eniervated by the JwWuatc. Heis
dreaded by the Engifli and is tleit mortal
anil declared enemy. lie tsa pi inae ot known
courage and addrefs, and very powerful. His
avowed' plan is to drive thele j,hi prrs (as
lie jnftly calls the jEnglifli) fjomgti'e lnjjan
territory altojrether-and.he h&a ft-ei, oure
4ear efErCtngStjirrijtfUiiu JLi&te. Ha
fujply of French officeVs is a valuable ecjui
fiiion, and what he molt ncrtded they were
undoubtedly fept by- tlie Eicecutive Direftory
of r ranee. Indeed this buhnels was always u
favourite contemplation ol that government ;
but which the revolution for a time hi9 pre
vented. Gen. Duadas has arrived at the Cape, to
fupercede gen. Craig ill the command of the
garri fon at that place. Lord Macartney was
expected daily. Gen.Cntig had received an
appointment in India, L was to go on there
imniediatelv afier LordMacauney's arrival.
This circumiluuce isjoyous to the inhabitants
of the Cape, ami aufpicinus to the Americans
who may arrive there. Gen Crai( treated
them with ineffable contempt, whenever they
folichedjhcleaft indulgence. When they en
tered his apartment, he afl'umed the air and
dignity of a Nabob, il rutted like u conceited
player as foon as their prayers were made
known, damned the American flag, and invo
ked the vengeance of heaven on their cutfed
beMdl This redoubtable general was an offi
cer in America during the war, and was
compelled to be prefent at York-t6wn, when
Comwallis refigned his fword to the if 1 nit .
rious Wafhin'non. Scotchmen have good me
mories, and the old general's will end only
with his life. The inhabitants anticipated
v ith pleafure the arrival of Lord Macartney,
who is a complete gentleman (the very re
verfe of Craig) and under whole government
they had no doubt of renewing their former
traue and intercom l"e with the Americans.
The late admiral Lucas, whofe heroifm
cannot now be fallied, was treated with evert
indignity by the inhabitants nt Cae.town,
Tor his dattardly conduct in delivering npthe
fleet under his command to the Enshfh.ai a
time when he might have immortahrtd his
fame, and revived the ancient glory of the
Hatavian flag. It is aflerted, that like the
Dutch governor of the Cape, he was charmed
by Eoclifli gold finches, and like another Ar
nold, bafcly betrayed his country,
BOSTON, February 27.
Saturday morning about half pad eight
o'clock, this town was alarmed at the cry
of FIRE, occafioned by the copper of the
PHILADELPHIA March 8. '
At a dinner given on Saturday, by the
merchants of this city, to General Wafh
ington, the foiluwintr toafls were drank,.
in addition to thofe in our paper of Monday,
By George Wafhington.
Profperity to ihe commerce of jpennfyl
vania, and ;o that of the United States ge.
IVIa a fpitit of juftice amOnc. nations.
fcOn difpel the clouds wiih which it is at
prefent overcaft' and conducted upon the
f.)id prnciples of honefty, and liberality .
May itsbleflingsbedifFufed thro the wcrltj-
By tbe ViceiPrefident. T
' ' JEternaJ union of fentimentj betvt'een the
commerce gnd agricultuie of our country.
The following were given by the public
mirtilfers and others .
May tins country of equality treat all ber
Succela to the purfuitt of the farmer of
Vount Vcrnou. . jj'v.
May Amend t.ike pride in herfelf.
May "every nation feel herlctf as inde
pendent of her f riends as of her enemies.
Public grauiude: May America ever
have realou to odebrate jt, as the fir A of
virtue and firft of duwes.
May love of country rife fupcricf to par
ty politics and tne idterettsof America be
the order of the day.
The Man whofe integrity merits the con.
6d?nce of us all.
The virtues of a public life crowned by
the happinefsof his country.
Good crops, oleafaut eales. and nn
' a ra w
times to the Farmer of Mount Vernon.
The t. itnds of America in every country.
A new edition of the old bOnk.
The claims of America : May they be
Vindicated with firmnefs, whilit founded in
Equality: May thofe whodefrand it, be
compelled to render it.
In acquitting our debts to our friends, let
us not forget what we owe to fturlelves.
The nun, Her s under the late Preldent
May their virtues and abilities be peipetu
May the Union, Liberty, and Profperity
of America, be rendered perpetual by an
adherence to the principles and policy of
At a Benefit given it the Button Thea.
t re, for the prifoners from Algiers, the fum
of eight hundred and eightyifeven dollars
was rsded. Excellcnfrxample.
During the entertainment at Albany, in
honor of the Prefidcnt's birth dy, the fob
lowing note addfefled tothe Governor, was
read from the chair, and thereupon three
chiefs were admitted to the honor of the
To the Great Sachem of the ftate of New.
Brother Attend !
By the goodnels of the Great Spirit we
are allowed to lee the birth day of the Fa
t her of the United States; which you cm-