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PUBLISHED (weekly) BY A. HALLVS.W. CLARK, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1804.
rot. rtu. so. 584.
; - FORGERY., : ' ' .
RICHMOND, April 25.
In our last nu mber some notice was taken
of a case that relates to a person previously
examined before a magistrates in this city,
on a charge of forging bank notes. .We were
then of opinion' that it was proper to express
, ourselves with tenderness, and no mention
was made of his name. A variety of circum
stances have since occurred to justify us in
naming the offender, and in stating such facts
v jw'are said to be true by persons of undoubt-
ved veracity. It appears, however, to be the
opinion of soni a people, that it is improper
to state the particulars of this case in a news
paper. They. say it is probable there are a
number of. persons concerned, and that a
hev-spaper statement1 will afford individuals
an opportunity of placing themselves beyond
the r,each of justice. This opinion cannot be
'correct. It is now about ten days since Tho
mas Logwood, late of the county of Bucking
hum, was examined and committed to jail.
And we will suppose, for instance, that 20
persons have been concerned .with him in
counterfeiting banknotes, eagles, & French
double guineas. Some of them we will say,
reside in the county of Buckingham, or per-,
haps not very far from Richmond. Admit
ting then this statement to be correct,, no
thing can be more probable, than that one or
two of them have given notice to all the rest,
t by sending letters, in every direction, by
post; It (locs.not therefore appear that there
can be any impropriety in informing our "iea-
. ders of some of the - most material circum--stances
ut this case. The respect that we
have for the feelings of the innocent family
' of this unfortunate nun, produces while we
are.writing.thii article, a momentary pause :
'..but it appears to ue our duty to proceed,
when we take into consideration the number
of families, that at different periods, have
been ruined by circulation of base coin, and
counterfeit I) ink notes. It is far from - our
intention to write one sentence for the pur
pose of making an improper impression on
th(i pu'dic mmi. We sinll only state such
facts as.in'our opinion, the citizens of the U
nited States o'lhtim.njclately to know.
On Mvvlay the lGthof April current,
Thomas Logwood was examined, and iieut.
Thomat Un ll-rtvoo-l was then employed bv
. the executive to proceed to the house of.
Logwood, in the county of IViclung'um, for
the purpise of m ikinj; every pmiblc disco
very. Mr. Un lervooj ro le n,ivuli of an
'hundred miles in the course of twelve hours !
lie was detained about two hours o:i the
wjy, in miking necemry arranm -nts ;
and in leHtth'tii fourteen hours after his de
y trtitre from Richmond, he was in posses
sion of eighteen thousand eight hun
.jlrel dollars in counterfeit bank notes,
and eigli'ecn pieces of base coin, all of w'lich
he found in the house of Thomas Logwaid.
A number of suitable mueri.il for nuking
papcr,and coin? metal, were also found
und brought to Richmond by Mr. Under
wood, who merits, in an eminent degree, the
tbanktolht tcllo-.r-cttiz-.'ns for his vigilance
and activity in performing an essentia! ser
vice to the comiunity. Among the coun
terfeit bank note found in the house of
Lo ;wood, ws -arc inf ormsd, that thirc ire
some, for the amount of five dollars; ani
N from that titsu. twenty, fifty, aabuitdrad,
'and on: note for a thousand dollars.
- -FrorrUhePOMTiCAt. UtposiToai.
' Mr. ttichardson, t
110 WEVKU unpleasant it may be to roc,
to intrude my humble name upon the atten
tion ol th; jfuh'ie, pel a duty whi h 1 owe to
JUiiyiMjltaii,wc!Usto uif r!nily and friends,
- .rcruirc thil I shoull take s mi; mesiiir tJ
correct the erroneous anrj Injurious reports,
which hare been circulated with rc.pcct to
my conlurt. in delecting and preventing the
execution of a dav'crouaplol against the in
Urt of the pu'ihc at Urge. And this ap-
par more necesary, as the destruction f
mv Tejmta'.iis:! icem to be the priiuipjl
thini; rditil ii. to defeat the operation ol
the li t. A rircumiantial detail oJthatH.dr
ill ptrhips tx? more proper in a court of
iiMlrc,thanat this time in a m-wpjptr. I
aha'l, UuT..,rr, sistc merely whut I think
njcesary, . r ITiCi thuc fahe impresiont,
whkli erroneous tnles, conjecture, surmit,
ftnd imiendoca, nny have nuJc to tny rc
jnJice. Intlictnomh of October list, tjvertoret
, were made to me, lo cn-rare plate to foun.
icrftit noitsofthe U.S. Department Bmkt.
Thee overture, were made with the mot
insinuating ad lrr, and by person whose
tnamor and apncirance was well calculated
t engage confidence. WctltU wa ofTcred
to tnt tc rtify my avaricc$ honour cr
proni'.ir.l to ijrirify tnr vai.iiyj pleaturc
w.'re prpoel to cng'X my pnion, and
H.w(j'af i;i,uceee p!c4gtd, to protect me
in all mrcrijojiMcht.
I wad.Hrniiiicii, however 9 re.Nt all hi
importunities j yet considering that I wot
,eduf hi ccrrt,the dicovefy of which
I'C knew woul l ruin hit rrputaUan, I ihougnt
inyieif unafe it I did not appetr to hint to
.CbfTj'ly hh bit wtihci. I therefore g we
him to underftani that I might do the work,
btlt put him off from time to litre, until I could
determine what means were bed to prevent a
crime of fo deftruftive a nature. In order to
this, I confuliei with gentlemen of honour and.
talents, whofe . direction I could fafely follow,
The govermient bas beea duly apprifed of eve
ry flep which 1 have taken n this bufinefi, and
the foilowing-' from the Governor will (hew
in-what light my conduct is viewed by the ex
ecuiive, vho certainly poffeffci the beA infor
anaiion of the affair.
. SAMUEL BROOK?.
Rxhmond, April 20,-1804.
A yu have fo completely accomtdiih'rd
the important bufinefi of deiei'iing ihe forge
ries of Thoma Logwood, whofe leducirgarts
to'ga'iBj your aflillance, ai an eng aver of hit
plates, you not only refilled, but vtrtuo'jfly dif
covered 10 the Executive, and then pa ri'itically
complied with their withes, in the hazardous
exe'emioa of the plan, for procuring legal proof
of his fotging and .palling ceriain notes of five,
tal of ihe B atich banks of the United States,
I hive now 10 rrqutrll that you will go on with
the work of engraving-the feals for the Diftrift
Courts, in which you had obligingly engaged,
when toe executive confenied that it fliould be
ftilpended, till you could accomplifh a work of
more general importance. . The Council at
their fir ll full board, will eonftder the meritori
ous' fervices you have performed In ihs mean
time, I can only thank you for myfelt, ar.d in
behalf ofthetn and our country, and expreft my
wilh, that this State, arid the United States, and
enty bank ' within them, may. reward - your
faithful fervices ; and that the iociety of virtu
ous Engravers in .Mhiladelphiafirlay give you a
Golden medal, as a proof 01 their regard for
- j o ur i n ic g r it y . . . - . u
I am, Sir, your obedient fervant,
Mr. Samuel Brooks, EnO
Late Foreign Newt,
Further particulars respecting the French plot.
Tilt following article appears' in the Moni
teur of the i ut February, in ihe foim of a
nbie ujmn aextracl from the Morning Lhroni
cte, rela ive to a polling bill which was (lick
up in different pant of London, Mating the pro
bability ofihefpeedy alfadinaiion of Huouauarte
and ihe reftora'ion of Louis XVIII.
41 In our paper pf. Monday la it we infened
an ex rid fr m another London paper (Couri
er de Lo"drc) in which the aflination of
thf Kiril Lonful was openly flaitd ai likely
10 take p'aci .in a (h ti perod. Pcrtom wno
have arrived from Eng'and inform uiliat for
ihe tail finiiigh',it 11 every morning announced
on the earhange at London, ibat the Firfl Con
f il had j ill been adalTina ed ; and on ihefe c
cifions ihe name of Georges, Pichcgru, and
M.ir'au, were pabliclr m:nioneJ.k
44 Pichegru landed under the lighi.hoafe of
Bevillc on ihe 16 h of January, He ai rived
in Paris on ihe 5'hof Jmuary. It was no! un
ilr 8 h inflant that ihe Polite knew of hik be
ing in Paris, and went in purf nt of him. He
d nrJ, nn Th irfday the 9 H with hit brother,Li
jollaii and Coocberry, Th s brother of Piche
gru is in c'Uloiy. and in th ourfe of h a ea
amination ha admitted ihe far).
The fiffl time thai Pichegrir faw his bro
ther a Pari, he was accompanied by L-jol aii
nd (ieorges "
G'orgrs and Pichegru hid a joiae in'rrviear
with Moteau, Pchrgru, unaccompanied by
GfO'get, wenliwice in the evening 10 M "ei
houfj. Previous 10 the U(l inieivier, Frrnie'
evAlsreaij fcriarv,wot in acll of Pichev
gru, and, a, appear fio a g'ai number of dt
daiationi, 100K him along wiitt rum m a chaiu
be'ong'ng 10 ihe lady atwhnfa ho if e hs ldt;J. '
Wien ihe Grand Judge ilHied his war.
rant aund M eau, the Police, who knew Hc
aco(ii(a;y was g rg. forward, apprehended
cititrn Moreau, ihe firll inb.iraie,, and iht fe
cieiary Franierel. The Firfl Conful on leara
ing th't procreding, enij iircd of ihe grand jodgi
whether ih" brother and lecreiiry of Moreau
were aiffded by the informaiion received ?
and being anfwtied thai their nam's were not
mentioned ia il, b ordered tSat ibey (hould b
fet at hbeny For faid he, if ihe objetl
ofconfiJeration was in affair of flate policy,
of any of ihofs maUm in which ihe only :bmg
in b confjltcd is the fafeiy of the country, th
ennfpiratofi would have been apprehended, iti.
cd by couri-mtrtial, and ciecuied the fame
pigHi I bui this affair, aJJad he, it a (nhjetl
of only urjmary criminal procefi, and il is my
Jefire thai ill in forms thou Id b fcrupulouOy
observed," A f hoars cr, Frenitrti was
implicated by iha de pofuiom of leveral per
font and t cha'ges bectmi fulicien ly feri
out loindjc lbs g'and j iJgt to ifljia wariant
for iht acp'thenlioo of Ficnieiet. Dot hi had
a'rraJy fled, and bit do4 jet beta lakco iota
" li appetrt thai ih tha B ilhlh Leopardi
devmotd hr tapetlfd pray with eag'tantici
pst'O. The newt wat fiprft'd before ibe
meetirg of pliamni, tthich wit to lake plan
ia iba bcgiaairg of t'ebruary but it vat vary
probable that the Englifli imputed to ihe dim- .
cullies of communication, ihe delay of the grand
intelligence upon which ihey relied ; and they .
made ihemfelves To fure of the event, that they
rejoiced before-hancV in ihe affaffination,; which
they had meditated. Perhaps the moment may
come, when ihe bearihall wbifper in their ears, ,
that his Ikin is1 not yet to be fold.
,"""' farther appears that Pichegru, Lachanf
fer, & Abbe Ratel, have been entrufled lince lall
June with the honourable employment of con
rjutling the Englifli correfpondence. ' General
Savairy and the lub-prefetl of Akhevile have
jufl feized fome packets of letters & cyphers,
and have apprehended the agems in ifiis efpi
onage. Tiiis corre'pondence fhews that l'ichei
gru anJ the Abbe Ratel differed in opinion as
10 the pJaccs of landing., for the purpofe of car'"
fytngon lhrircornmunicaiioni. In the fame Cjoar.
f ter there has alfo been feized a certain number
of bills of exchange. The intercepted correfpon
rlence likewife furnilhcd proofs againfl ind'v du
aU uken up at Montreauil in ihe' beginning of
Sejtembei lafl, for aling as fpies between liou
logne and England Thefe vile fpies are lo be
tried by a court-martial, or the Ipecial criminal
Cibunal of the department of ihe Lower Seine.
TH K DEY'OF ALGIKRS.
Extrjel of a letter from an officer in Lord Nel
fon'j fleet, dated off Algiers, Jan." 18, 1804.
' On the night of the ifth, the Superb, com.,
manded by capt. Keats, anchored it Algiers,
having Mr. Falcon, the conful general on bondr
and a letter fiom lord Nelfon 10 the Dey, de
manding thai Mr- Falcon ihoutd again be ie
ceived as conful there, and that all the Maltefe
who have been Uvely captured by . the Dey 'a
cruizers, fliould be liberated, acid given up at
Briiiih fibjefts. On the following morning at
day break a falme was hred from the fort,
which, however, capi. Keats did not ieturn,
but fent a lieutenant on fliofe with a leiief' fo""
requcft an audience vtih the Dey, which was ac
oidingly granted. Capt. Keats, accompanied
by Mr. hcott,' chaplain 'to lord Nelfon, who
fpeaks ihe Arabic fluently, and who aftcd at in
terpreter there, wa'K?cTupon ihe Dey, and pre.
fented lord Neifon'a letter, with a fuiiable and
lpiriied remonflrance on ibe occalion.
Throughout ihe interview which lilled nearly
an hour, ihe Dey's ccnd'icl was very violent
and outrageous, and it concluded with his pofi
lively relufing o receive either Mr Falcon
hack ag on, or to give up any of ihe Maliefe in
On the 171I1 in the morning, our fleet of
ten fail of m lit"can: u fight 'of Al
giers, when capt. Keats again went on ftie
10 wait upon th- Dry, who, however retufed lo
fee him, he beir-g then bulily employed on the
linerici, and af er waiting for nearly two hours
citain Kea's returned on board, and on our
fleet cnienng the bay, went on board ihe Vic
lory, and c'lmmuntcaitd to Loid Ncllon all
thai had paffed wih the Dey.
" Under ihefe citcumilances his lordlnip did'
rot ibtnk it advifeabie to atiempi lur.hii in er.
cotrfe with the DcV," or to make vfe of any
threat he wat roi prepared to tealife, a,'ihonp!i
w could in a few hours have delinked his wh.xe
fleet, which was then lying in the Mole, and
have knocked down ihe town about their ears,
we might have crippled fome of our (hips in
f.ich a manner at to rcnde them unable 10 re
fome the blockade of Tou'ou at this feifon of
(he year, which was deemed a much mote im
portant objeft at ihe prefect women'. We
ihcrefou to day left A'gieti, on our way to Tou.
" The whole fq'iidron were nore difappoin
led ihan I can potfibly exprefs, at not being
peimitted 19 bumble the - Dey, and -ex irf ate -fir
a lime 'his nell of pirate. - Two hours
would have done ihe bwlincfs completely, and I
Irurt we (kail one day make the eiperiment. I
am perfrcily convinced from my own oblervi
.lion, and u was alfo ihepinion of the ab;e(l
office n In the fl'et. that lo fail of ib line'
would certainly deflrnr all their wrks, and all
iheii nay in one morniag, with very Utile loft.
They hive indeed a great number of guns mown,
led on iheir principal battery, which defends
the mote where ihcir Ceet it 'aid up, f nd it hat
a formidable appearance from the bay ; but it ia
lo injudirioufly conftrocied, that hue of banle
fljipt can anchor upon eaJt flank of i', wiihia
half pidol (ho', where not a gun could b brought
to brar upo thr m, ad ie wnich fiiua iort ihey
would foon lay the whole work in ruint. This
work it the fole defence of the town from ihe iea
fide, except a a old wall wuhoui a fmgle goa
moun'rd upon it, and which a law brwadudct
would crumble into dud,
' Tiic girrtfon doet not amount 10 above
foir ibould foldiert (if ihry can be ca'led
Juch) who bavf neither d(ciplme nor courage,
who particularly dread the tng!i(h ; not on y
from our naval (kill, but from an ancient pro.
plieiic tradiiioa thee hat among! ihrm, and
which they all nrnilv bl that A'giera it
to b taken anddeHroyed by the Lngitflt on
Sunday." The prapbecy may b ealily folfi!.
led by ut whenever mi cbufe, & w mud flion.
ly uk fomi d-ciied Arp 10 h.imhla th l)ttt
iifilefi w are eonuma lio pay bin tribute, lkt
m i.1 of ib ohar Eiropeia pvwert. No con.
ful now ran tvtr be fent back with honour or
ff7,til fatnfi'ttoa it owamtd foi ihe infultt
w hive recaivtd.
" The Dry of A'gier it emifely giide4 if
font Jtw mtrchaan itkjing at A'4ts.'
: JUDGE E OWE y.: y.
In addition to the detail', given in our last, of
the conduct of the Jude of the Superior
Court for the Eastern District of the State ;
of Georgia, we copy the ful owing particu
lars from a Savannah paper of the, 28th
ul:- After some introductory remarks, the
THE,-inexpediency of more particularly
animadverting upon the subject, induces us '
to proceed in the detai to our readers of the - .
papers analogous to the business, and which
of themselves will b'c found sufficiently expla? '
natovy. .The grand jury continued to meet
the court until Wednesday "morning,.'' when
they delivered io4.hejud.ge the' following pre
seiUive-it . . . . ' .; ..
We the Grand Jury-for'-the body of the
county of Chatham, having taken into.consi-
deration the political stricture delivered to us
yesterday as a charge by his honor judge
Bowen, do upon oaths present That it is
injudicial, insulting to our government, and
repugnant to the general interests of our
-country, by disseminaiing nrinciples that
may tend to involve the community in the
horrors ot domestic insurrection We there
fore without violence to ourconsciences, and
a total disregard of all the dearest ties of so
ciety and its welfare, cannot further pro
ceed with business and we are of opin
ion from the reasons above mentioned, .that
the said charge should-not receive publicfc- .
tion ; but recommend that a copy of th
Charge, and this our presentment be forwar
ded by the Clerk of the Superior Court to his
Excellency, the Governor, and be laid before
the next session of the Legislature for their
V in. SMITH, Foreman ; signed ols
; by the Grand Jury .
Inflamed at this temperate" yet digmfietl "
conduct of the grand jury, the judge instant
ly ordered the Sheriff to take thtm to goal.
They .were proceeding, when there arose a
partial cry of wo, no "they shall net p" -
whiclt.i'js immediately silenced by the de
termined depcrtment of tie grand jury. At
this cry the judge pulled from his pocket at
brace of pistols, impassionately exclaiming,
yire is the damr.'d rascal who dares sty .VC7,
shew him tj me and Til blew his trains out I"
The grand jury, however, proceeded to goal,
accompanied by most of the gentlemen of the
bar, who rose in a body and left the court
hontc dircctiy on their departure. This. 4
took place about 9 o'clock in the morning ;
the Har immediately had a meeting, and the
following are the minutes ol their proceedings
on the occasion :
At a meeting of the Attornies of the bar of
Savannah, held at the court-house n VoV
ncsdaythe 2?th of April, 1804, atll A. M.
Present, Gin. Mitchell, Charles Harris, John
Y.Noel. Thomas Gibbons, Joseph Walscher,
James E. Iluustoun. Hichard Leake, Charles
Ualdwin, Mon it Miller, Jeremiah Cuyltr,
John M. Berrien, George Allan, Alexander
M. All in, William II. Bullock, John Law
son, Hichard M. St ilea," Km gal T. Hyming,
Joveph Stoops, Thomas Nrthcrclift, James
Towiisend, William Davics, Esquire.
Genernl Mitchell wat chosen Chairman
and mimhvr of resolutions were adopted,
similar to thoie passed by the citizens of Sa
vannah, published in our lat.t paper--froru
which wc extract the following :
lies' Iver!, that it is die unanimous'
sense of the Bar, that the charge delivered by
judge Bowen, at the romiaenceuient rf iho
present term of he Superior Court of this
tointy.dnes contain prir.ciplrs In the highest
degree injurious to the interest of the good
people of this county. nd tern! to endanger
their lives and propci net, and subject them
to the horrors of dornettic insuircction
That the members of the Bar do in the most.,
ample manner, approve of the conduct of 1
the grand jury, a well in thi expression of
their sentiment on the charge of the judge
a in their determination to rccrde fiom fur
ther attendance of the court That they view
with the utmost abhorrence, the prostitution
of judicial dignity in judge Bowcn's drawing
and presenting a pistol against a multitude of
the citizens, and using the most profane and
indecent language, while on the bench, anl
during the sitting of the court ; and thereup
on unanimously resolve, that they will not
take their seats at the bar, during the present
term, nor answer to their names when called ;
but will attend without the bar at all limes,
when the grand jury shall be brought befortt
the court, fr the purpoie of affording such
counsel and advice at their circumstance
D. B, MITCHELL,
Copy of the proceeding.
THUS situated and taking lnf view the
heinously flagitiwu language cf the Judge, a
watrant was issued agaiust him foruaoaU
tempt to cache do.nestic insurrection , and
apprehended In the evening- between 9 and l9
o'clock; but before he wat take a to goal, be
attempted to make hit ttctpc, during which
l.c Bathed a loaded pittol at the thenflT.
The Celt raortiieg (Thursday) the frand