wolat, who immediately moved th refolutioat
tb IoIIowibj ettett, witk view 10 reler
tbea tt the emitt of hf wholkoj.
. f , Jteiolwi," Uut tie' ptbple oi the ynited
State are tatiiU&M tbrfie ivi(tMa of the
Niififippi.- r. - . . ... -. I .
t. Refolded, jhet thDiipti liljitTi
trr bit b-eii obftmS d by recent irregular
lunfuiei carried oa M New Ortudi.
j. R-folvea, that the tight of the people
( the United States to the free navigation of
-that tiver ought never to be abandoned.
4. RcColved, that a committee be appoint
ed to enquire whether any and what tigiflative
tncalatdi are neceiury to e Mien to ;ncur tne
free aavieatton 01 that river. '
V Thf queftion waa put on tiliog the fe refplu-
tioni into tou&detitioa "aai loliAyet a
- ' Noel SO. ' ,." . ;
.-Mr. Randolph then called for the order of
' the day on the coofidentlal tnelFiseoi the pre.
fcdeot rfpediog Ne w-Orlcanai. on' which tie
. gtlieriri rwere cleared ' at half pa t 'one o'cl ick,
. and the doora lemaiaed clofed during the ic
tnaioder of the thy.
r - The galleries were cleared about
r 1 half past- 1 1 o'clock, when the house
again resolved itself into a committee
of the whole', on the message of the
President of the ?2d and 30th tilt, and
the documents transmitted therewith,
Mr. Varnum in the chair ; w hen Mr;
Randolph's motion made on the 5th
irtst. With closed doors, was read, and
on which a debate of considerable
iength ensued, - during which various
propositions to amend were offered,
some verbal and others implicating
; ' principle, all of which were finally
? rejected. ; . -
The question was then taken on the
; "resolution and carried.
. . .Resolved, that the -injunction of se
crecy, so far as relates to the foregoing
. "-resolution," and the proceedings of the
house on the messages from the Pre
sident of the 22d and 30th, be taken
off.- Adj. . ' "
' " Monday, January 10,"'
Mr. Van Ness presented a. repre
sentation from Samuel Blodget on the
. ..subject of & Nationul University ; as
. ; follows : ,
The memorial of Samuel Blodget
late supervisor' of the City "of Wash
in e-toft represents, That owing his ap
pointment chiefly to his zeal in form-,j
ing several probationary plans for a;
National University,, he .conceived it,
- an in'dispcnsible duty after the death
iof Washington to follow the com
manding advice and noble example of
the common- father of his country so
, irresistably pourtrayed in his farewell j
address, and in the clause ol his Will
emnext to his liberal donation therefor.
In thus calling, most respectfully, the j
. attention of your honorable body to J
this part of the Will of Washington,
'ho fulfils a promise made jiLlla!!:i
ci more than one thousand suoscri
bers to the same object, whose respec
table names accompany this memo
rial, with a request that a committee
may be appointed to consider what
portion of the public lots ar.d of lands
- in the Western Territory of the Unit
ed States, shall" be appropriated by
Congress to this important institution i
. in addition to the contents ot either ot
this sites already contemplated there
for, witninthc City of Washington by
Washington himself, and by the com
n'usioners thereof. And, further to
consider the expediency (should it
comport with the monumental plan to
be adopted) of erecting the statue of
1783, or in lieu thereof an appropri
ate ami characteristic equestrian Eta-
s tu; of the original founder of the Na
tional University, as Abeaufiful centre
pnece for the intire plan, to, be sur
rounded by II all an J Colleges as they
may' be built in succession, by. the
fud to which the whole people of
America are now so liberally and so
honorably contributing by voluntary
subscriptions, from Maine to Georgia
incltrsive thus virtually following an,
' ancient custoln of the original Ameri
cans, who mci women and children
sdl carried U .stone to the monumental j
' pile of a beloved chief.
h it liunibTy cdnccivclflKat noTur-
tlisr f.'nl will be necessary for your;
honorably body to give tilt in your wis- j
dom it maybe darned proper to fol-'j
1 iw the sublime and prophetic advice
of Washington, and to assume the in
tire, direction of the most important'
rbject ever eontrmpla'ed in the united J
encrts of sll parties, persuasions and
clawes of the American people, under ,
a firm belief that provided the fjnvern
WasalBgtoni and indubitably the best
monument toliisxternal fame, w now
&WT. pregrwsiogo-the? -;m mortal
Honor of thV Amecicanname, jno
does It reqVire iiifcommon-inspiration
to 'foretell, that as long as it shalloon.-,
tinue truethat paremta ar naturally
attached to the most amiable of their,
offspring, so long -will -the founders
throughout the union, themselves' and
their., posterity i "delightvto preserve a
noble fabrick which in itself .will unite.
the most 'sublime points that can with"
reason interest a generous, industriousi
and an enligJitened people, alid equal
ly endear them to their ' country
attd to each other. And so long' ak
the "divine principles that gave birth
and strength to the infancy ofc tfc'e u
niversity may continue, ' so long, ;by
turning the tide of emigration in" search
of learning, shall the American cha
racter be the pride and boast f the
liberal and learned f -all nations, and
the dread ol every foe to human excel
A synopsis for the university uniting
witn it a plan tor a tree college, a-
dopt'ing and combining therewith the
interest of the existing seminaries
throughout the l ion, accompany this
memorial, together with a description,
or duplicates.,of several nionuruental
plans which 'will remain before the
present committee of subscribers till
Congress "may .think" proper to assume
the entire direction of this object in
conformity, with 1 the ardent wishes
and earnest advice so irresistably en
forced by Washington.' '
The memorial was aecompanied by
a plin of the Equestrian statue of
v ashington, surrounded by halh and
colleges' regularly arranged, the wliole
to be stiled the Monument to Wash?
ington."' ' .""" 1 -,
Referred to a select tommtttee : ayes!
42 Noes 27.
Mr Randolph, from the committee
of Ways and Means made a favorable-
report on the petition, of Hugh Alex
ander, and others.
Referred to committee of the whole
Mr. Thompson presented A petition
from sundry inhabitants of Farquicr
Cdunty, Virginia, praytng. for the ts
tablishment of a nw Post-O flicei' '"" .
Mr. Hill movf J ' that a committee
be appointed W enquire into the ex
pediency of ejnguishing the claims
of the United States on certaihbalances
repotted to be due by certain states
with pqwtjr to report, by bill er other
wise. . ' - .
Ordered to lie on the tabic.'
Mr. Mitchell moved that the "Com
fnitlee of Commerce and Manufactures
be instructed to enquire into the ex
pediency of establishing a port of en
try at or near the mouth of Black-
river, New-ork. Carried.
A bill was received from the Senate
and read providing for the erection of
kimer, Davidson, and Skeiven, under
resolutions, of the old Congress.- "
Referred to the committee appoint
rd on a resolution for erecting a mo
nument to Cen. Ilarkimcr.
Mr. IJustis moved the following re
Ueiolven, that a monumcntbe e
rected to the memory of Central Jo.
scph Warner, slain ou Bunker's Aill,
and that the sum of be appro
Rcftrrcil tothc above committed.'
Mr. Gregg said he wished to sub
mit a rtesolutnn to Hid onsideration
of the hitisc,, on a subjret that rmist
be acted i n dm in the present session.
1 he a'-t t4;t!ihshuig a Mint. wUl cx
pireon the fourth day of March. . A
resolution now lu-s on the table for a
uoiisnmg mat institution eiuiri-iy. lie
was nt prepwl to vote in favor of
that resolution, neither did he feel
iiimtell stpcrft ct liberty on the infer
mat ion l.c now possessed, to vote f r
1 longer cunfinuajicc of the Taw. The
establishment it was true had been ex
pensive, but he expected that tinder
proper management it might be rcn
dered usefnl. The director in his an
nual report made to Congress at the
bmldints, aftd of the machinery nt
cessalryjfor cqnductiag ;the. opecatjonsij
on inr mrrcime or ST-am. . arncw. y
resoimim.-. - . .
;. sri-e .tht-t iv monument be e-
rected U, the memory of general Hugh
Mercer, who. wa slaiQ at -Princeton,
on thil,.daT of January d777j and
thatthe mmof . dolIaTa be ap-
propriatd to that purpose
ileer;edto,Ute committee appoint-
ecj oh lt rec-Ioh of other monunvents!
'On 'motion-of -Mr. Nicholson", ihi
housew ent jnto. a committee ;of ,the
Ayholel Mr. Yafnum m the choirjNjn
thfi'rcorf ofa.eleQt cbmmiltee on the
petition of Tbomas llerty.
-The report authet-ised the purchase
f ;'"! '.'Conies ofllerty's Digest of
uic i-ip.w,s oi.ui?, vnjicu oiaLcs..'
'r The" rerjoftM'as supported by Messrs.
Nicltolsbn and an is .ess; and oppos
ed by" Messrs Macon .and Griswold.
Mr. Nicholson moved to fill the
tahk- wfth' 50Cf Ifst,.
ouccessivc niuiiuiii were men tnauc
to fill U with' SsO, '500, 100, and 2i ;
and all tpst ;
'j'-'Whe-ft a resolution,-was carried-di-.
fectingthe clerk, to piirchase for the
'use of the house 1 2 copies f the Di-
tes't'o'f Lavs. "' ' 0 '. - .
The first part of these proceedings!
trjoK place m committee, and the last
m-irfeho&se' - ' , ; . ' . v
Mr: Hill niQTed a resolution, for the
erection of 'at '-monument to the memo
ry of General Francis Nash "; slain in
the batf!e of -Germantown. I
Mr. Ot egg moved a resolution for the
erection efk monument to the'mcmory
of Gtjncf?(!' Richard Uutler.
Mr. Mitchell moved the erection of
a monument to the memory of Gene
ral Na:h'rrhiel "Woodlmll.;
Mr. Van' Cortlandt moved the erec
tion of a' monument to the memory
of the three individuals who intercept
ed Major WtulreV
the above four motions were re
ferred to tljc. rmmittce appointed on
the foregoing stated bill from the Se-
Mr. S. $mith," from the committee
of (mmerce and Manufactures, made
a reportonihat part of the President's
Message liiat relates to discriminating
and countervailing duties, and -the act
of the British i Parliament therecn.
which was referred to a commhtotrof
tne wnoie on r ruiay next.
Tuesdy. January !l 1.
"A message rwas'rectivicd from the
President, enclosing a report from the
director ot the mint. ,. 1 . j
I he comnuUcc ot- ejections '.report;
e d a Vl-solu tlmrfoT n s Sect-: t bn CJ oh n
P. Van Ness, havinjr accepted the office
ol major ot .militia within the districtj
of Clum!)r;n bad forfeited his right to
aBeV.ln the house. ' ' ' 1 "
Refcrod tS 4 committee '!oT tne
whtU dn Wotrdiiy neitt'.' ' ' '
ajrNuhoJlon reported, a hew bill
frprahcommitfeti to whom' was rc-
commtecKbiHfor tlretchcl ofinsol-
vent .deUoisrw-ithin the tlhtrict of Co
lumbia i.' ' ' .
ComrakfctKui a committee of' the
whole on Tiursdty. '
Mr. Griarold moved that the house
shoqld restive itself into a eonmittce
of the wholt on the- state of the union ;
declaring hs intention, in such event,
o move t his motion, had laid some
time sinc3)tttbc tablc, calling for pa
pers respecting the cession of Loui
siana shoira be takcp op.
length nsuJ in which Mr. Git's-
wold's motion was supported by
Mc?irs (ickwold, Hsna, (ioddard,
linger andHutl.-dge ; and opposed by
Messrs. Randolph and S. Smith.
-The question was taken, on the re
quisition cf Mr Griswold. bv yeas and
nays, and, carried in the ncgatire
V - -A
Mr. S. Sauth said he had n.tonv
municatior, io make, which in his o
pinion,, repeal ..secrecy ; whereupon
the galleries w ere cleared. ' ,
After a short time they wcr'e orn
ed; ,when Mr. tlruwokl's motion, a-
bove notketU Vas tokth up, and re
tobe.axteptea1 by the Presjdeivl of the-
United States; ot by the geiifal goj
vrrrmenU in case tie hist and hnou-
rable redreflsdemanded shall not be
ODtained. ,a .-. . '
- . . - -
An extract of a letter from a gentle
man of high respectability, Sr. stand
ing in the state of Ohio, Urone.of
"the members ot Congress, dated at
Chilicothe,24th Decl&02. '
. HoK.StR, ' .. .:"'-;'
J received teurs bf the 9th instant,
'in which you request to" know 'if go-
vi uui mm viair uiu nine inc. huuicas
to the Convenlion inclosed In yotirs-
1 1 assure you 'he did and you may
judge of the mdia-mition I feel in hear
ing it delivered but I have this day
received ofhcial information of his re
moval from office, and can assure yon
mat tne good people ot this territory
are highly gratified with the Presi
dent's conduct. f I think John Adams
(meaning the late president) did the
cause of republicanism more good by
etaimng him m othce contrary to the
wishes of our citizens, than I could
possibly have expected, thou&h l ex
pected much fromthat'circtims.tance ;
rny expectations are realized in its ful
est extent. With regard to the news
of this country, X must refer you to col.
Woi thmgtort, Who is sent by the con
vention ou a special emnassy,. and
which I hope all our good friends in
Congress will patronise. . -.Should he
succeed inr his mission, the affections
of our people will be so firmly united
to the present administration that the
state of Ohio will be ampngst the first
of the states of the united Americans
to afford its almost unanimous support ;
you may be . certain m calculating on
two republican senators and one re
presentative to the next Congress with
three votes to Mr., Jetlerson as Presi
dent at the next presidential election,
i . 'ii i i i !i-
aim mere win oe, l Deneve, no oppo
sition to the election of a republican
governor of any coiiscquesce, as the
character held tip to view in the seve
ral counties, stands on ground-that
cannot be disputed. .
X0t. tl4. w-4mpcrttnt'
LONDON, November 20.
toAspiracy . pgaint - the IwING
"Yesterday m9ining at iQoJclock, i
pri vy coyncil Was held at lord relhahi 'i
office, fot the purpose of investigating
the charges brought against- col.
Despard and his associates, who Were
apprenenaea in Uakley-strtet, ; ca
Tuesday evenings At 11 o'clock col.
Despard iwas brought in custodjr to
the office j but was asked very few
questions by the privy council. . The
greatest part of the day was taken; tip
in examining other persons, yrho were
privy to the proceedings of the meet
ing, when a great deal of usfyl mfcr
mation touching the business trans
pired. At 3 o'clock, "coloniDespnir!
wasordered to beconveyed toNewrate.
His wife atterfded him, but whs not
suffered to communicate with hi
1 except" in the presence of a thiid
e understand,' that it was the
object of the conspirators to make .an
attempt on the life of Lis niaiestv. ta
his' way to the parliament Iiov.se, ba
l ucsaay. ni ttvis horruLuiKltrtakinf,,
they were'to be joined by. SGOO of the
poor' of SpittalEtlds,. rnd about the
same number from bt. George'sFielcj,
kc. amounting in the v, hole to 10,QtiO
men. The attempt oh his majesty
was only mtended as the first scene in
this-frightful tragedy ; and it is said
that having succeeded in that, it was
their farther plan to seize the Tower,
where having amietl themselves, thev
, meant to return and take possession of
iuc uanr;; irenuntnce tneywerelo pro
ceed Buckingham house, and seize thi
rest of the royal family resident there.
is expected that a" special com.
mission will be immediately issued for
the . trial of the offender. It is almost
unnecessary to add, that he is the c..
TS I -.1 r
jcsiiurti w no was so long cennneu
The underfigneti charge de affairs
wf the French Republic to the Uni
ted States, for the information of
fiich riemontefe a? may re fide in
the faid .'States, makes public tile
following decree of the Confuls of
'he Republic,; fiich'perfons as were
within the 'provifloriJ of that de
cree, may on applying" io th com
mercial a-gt nts of the French Ke-
I'uwmc in me united ame, receive
l h cTe qui fi te paifport sof Vhier "tTic
ecurauors which are to'be made
HOUSE of LORDS, Nov..23. '
Thin day his majesty came to the
houst of Peers, and being in his roytl
robes, seated on the throne with the
usual solemnity, was pleased to iraU f
i ne joiicwing jnyost gracious Epett h :
" My Lords and Genlkmetiy
" It is highly gratifying to me to
resort to your advice and nssistar.te
after the opportunity which has bet n
recently afforded of collecting the
of my prnpl. .-.
. " The internal prosperity of the
country hasTenlised ourmost sanguine
in cale of a further refidence abrtud l hopes. "We have . experienced iU'
man is aiiouca by. me aiorciaul dc-
st session, stated that the lots onljccted by a considerable majority,
hich the mint now stands were not jj r m4m V
su(fn iently extensive and that the ma
ehlnfrfr was nearly worn 'out. He
said hs knew these tots, and he be-
1 . . . . 1:.. .1.1. . - r-.t. -
mt-ntnlftlan. and svnonsiS llicrcoi DC iicvcj tuai on mrcouni ni ne conver.i-
aturely considered and 'mly ad.pt-' encc cf their situation, they wight be
ei to. pronute the views of the s ige disposed of to gotj adrahtagcpcrhapi
an I provident Washington, namely, I r a sum suOificnt to purchaie as
'To da aw iv local attachments and mjch ground as wau;' be necessary
state prcjtiJiccs as far as the nature in another situation, and also, to erctt !
ofthings would or imUed ought tf , t.uitable buildings for the purpose. If
admi, from our national council," j tins crHild be done, there would he
and la short to promote true tmor t but liule additional expence incurred
p;tri as well as hc advancement. rf in continning the establishment. He
new arts and ttniversil sckTrrc in all thought it highly important to oHain
useful knowledge, while our youth 'every possible infovm lion on th! sub
"by ftssiating with each other fr . ject before wc'fcic called to act fix il,
" these purposes, and firming fiicnd. anil therefore for Ihe purpose of cb
M ,,,3,sn lheir juvt nite ytars still frre taining that information he would Sub
' themitlres from those narrow locsl jroit the fultowinir resolution,
"prejudices which, wheti errried to Mr. Gregg tbrn offered a rcsolu
M excess, are'ffcver fairiofe'tources tf tion instructs the committee of re-
M diiuiet to the public mind, k preg visa) and unfinished busincssto enquire
u nan,ofiS mst mischievous ton.c-
o,lencestotUUcotntry.,, ; -
Srj:h are thi principles under which
this lu'jlims Institution, fouadci f
(intotno amount. ior hirh ihewnic
proiertf of the mint, including the
groind and buildings, would sell ; and
the prgljwU ci pent of more suitable
WASHINGTON ClTY, Jfnuary 1
Wc understand. Uia the President
of the United States YCbtcrday norni
natcd to'lh Senate, James Moxaor,
asMmwttcr Extraordinary and rleni
potcntiary to.the'ilrst Consul
a k m m a
rrsnoamiTotht Ufsort ol uatinu in
asoc'ution ith' our Ministers to
1'rance and f pain, relative to the free
' . aa. t
In the House of Delegates cf Miry
land the Wiowiu resolutions have
brn Mibrafttcd Is a leading mem
. ttr. i
Rrvdttd, Tlftt Ills Ip'isUtnrc
hlp.ftly apptsivc t4 the prompt conduct
f the PraMidrntflf the United State!,
rektire todcftanihng redrew fromthc
Sanish ftvetnrr!ent at Ntsv-Orlcans,
fof the Infratt.on of the treaty of San
Lorenzo Real. '
RcolvM, That the state of Miry,
liml will sunpirt urh me ssurei as the
honour, t!rcyfcniy ndSntcrci.ts f the ;
United Stkteiy.iaj tinder r.rcessarf
. L. A, riCHON.
Geo. Towh, Jan. 8, 1803.
Paris, t'cih Meffidor, 10'thyear,
f29th jnnc, iSoi.)
"The Cojiful of the Republic, tn
thA rcportof the Mir.iflers, decree.
Art. 1. A general jmnelty isgran
itd for afl political dclinqicntics
which may have been committed in
the 'fix departments of the 271I1 mi
litary divilion (tormecljr Pitmont.)
'Art. 2., No lill. of emigrants fhall
be made for the fix department of
Art. 3. All in Uviduals now ab
fent, tUfe even who tere in office
tipilcr the late Prince, mfy .return 10
their countty, until the i( of Ven
ifcmaircncxt (aid Sept. 182.)
Art. 4. On their, arrival they
lliail make before the Prefeft of
their department,' a declaration to
this efftel ; to renounce all connec
nori with the jioufe of Saypy wj:h
mrtign powers and tDey Hull take
the oath of fidelity to the confliiu
lion of t lie French people.
Ait 5. Such as by reifon rf hel'h
or on any other reafonible grounds,
would not have had ii in their paw.
er to teturn before the til of Ven,
dctnaire next, fhall make the fame
'echtation before the af;rnti of
France in the countries where they
Art. 6. Such is. on the t.1 Ven
Jdemaire next, conrinue emigrants
(hall be finally declared banifhed
and their eQates fhall be devolved to.
1 he public Ucmcfnc.
Art. 7 The minifters eich, in
'heir rrlnelive departments, fhall
fee that the prefect decree is emu.
The Tun Cnrf..?,
Ci the Fit A Con,'.!, the $, c. of Rate
' II. . MAKLT,
True copy, L. A. PICIION.
(For tUc yenr 1803, for (ale
nt this office.
.bounty of divine providence in the
produce ot an abundant harvest; the
i state of the manufactures, comrpact,,
and revenue rf the United Kit gdom
1 is flourishing without example, u.J
the loyalty and" attachment which are
manifested to myjicrson ard govern
mcnt afford the strongest indication
1 of the just sense that is entertain d
j of the numerous blessings , enjoyid
; under the protection of our harrr
" In my intercourse with forcij';
powers, 1 have been actuated bf &
sincere disposition forthc maintenance
of peace; it is, nevertheless, impos
sible for me to lose sicht cf that cs-
4 a t a k..
tBDiisnecl antr wise system of policy
by which the interests of other states
are connected with our own j and I
cannot, therefore, be indiffeienl to
any material change in tlu-ir rclativ
condition and strength. My conduct
will be invariably regulated by a due
.:.t. . . e ... 0
Luiisiucraiiou 01 tre nriuai suuation ot
Europe, and by watchful solicitude for
the permanent welfare cf my pccrle.
imi win 1 run .persurtlen, ntrrtc vth t
meinthirking that it is tneumbert i
upon ns toatlopt Jtlcse means of acu.4
rny wiucn are kst cairuiatcu to aKorti
the prr;spet;t bf preserving tb my
subjects the blcsMiigs of peare.
Gentlemen the ILdse cCmmcn:,
" I have crdefed the estimates for
"the ensuing year tobe laid before you,
and I rtly on your zeal and liberality
in providing fot the various branch; I
of the public 'service,, which, it in a
great satisfaction to me - to tl ir.k,
may bj fully fcecomptished without
any considerable addition to tint
burthens of my people.
" Mj Lords and Gentlemen.
u I contemplated with the utmr.st
I satisfaction, the ere at oad incrcasimr
I benefits produced by that important
; measure wbirh hu united the intcrt sts
land consolidated the resources' t,l
Great Britain and Ireland. The
improtmcnt nndeitension A thtu..
advantages will be objects of rr ir
unrcniiting care and tttention. T hs
trade and r ommerce of my subjects,
i tmeminl to the sur port of pviKh'e
c real it and 'of our maritime strength,
iil, I am persuaded, receive frt.m
you every possible encoprigrp', ar.d.
ssill readily lend your asi'ntarice in
afforthng, to mercantd lrr."kr'i.rt
in r'versr parrof ror United rinj;'n
all die facility and Vtwmmt;.'.n thtt
may be eonMsteTt siith the seeuiity tt
the jnjUic retcr.aea