"ach'' injurious eipretsionsj and that the
pr.rtial negative he is disposed to give, with
the reservations he wishes to make, are
prooFj that he has done the injury apecifijd
Col. Burr's request was in the first instance
proposed in a form the most simple, in order
that Gen. Hamilton might tve to the affair
that course to which he might be induced
"', by his temper and his knowledge of lacts. -
! Col. Burr trusted with confidence, that from
the frankness of a soldier and the candour of
a gentleman, he might expect an ingenuous
declaration, That if, as he had reason to
"believe Gen. H. had used t expressions
derogatory to his honor, he would have had
t!?emagnanimity to retract them: and that
; if, from his language, injurious in ftrences had
b "Mi improperly drawu, he would have per
ceived the propriety of correcting, errors,
which might thus have been widely diffused.
"With these impressions, Col. Burr was great
ly surprised, at -receiving a letter which he
' considered . evasive, ad which in manner
he deemed not altogether dettfrous. In one
expectation, however, h was not wholly de
ceived i for the close of Gen. H's letter con
tained an intimation that if Col. Burr should
dislike Wis -refusal to acknowledge' or deny,
.hi wa ready to meet the consequences--Thi
Col Burr deemed a sort 'of defiance and
-would have felt justified in making it the ba
sis of an immediate message. -But as tne
, communication1 Contained something con
cerning the indefinUeness of the request ; as
. he believed it rather the offspring of false
pride than of.reflection, and as he felt the ut-''
most reluctance to proceed to extremities,
while any other hope remained, his request
was repeated in terms more explicit. The
Teplies and propositions on the part of Gen.
Hamilton have in Col. Bun's opinionbeen
constantly in substance the same.
Col. Burr disavows all motives bf precle-
ermined hostility, a charge by which' he
: thinks insult added to injury ; he feels as a
gentleman should feel when' his honor is' im
peached cr assailed, and without sensations"
of hostility or wishes of revenge he is deter
mined to vindicate that honor at 'such hafard
as yht nature of the c9e demands.
The length to which this correspondence
has extended, only tending to prove that the,
satisfactory redress, earnestly desired, cannot
be obtained, he deems it useless to ofTer any
proposition except the simple message which
j shall now have the hortor to deliver.
I have the honor to be,
With great respect,
. Your obedient, and hurnble'serv't,
. W. P. VAN NESS.
Wednesday morning, June 57, :180t.
With this letter a message wis received,
such as was to be expected, containing an iti
itarion, wliich was accepted, an" Mr. P. in
formed Mr. V. N. h should hear from him
the nextdaf as. to f iitli-ir piricuUrs.
This letter was delivered to Gem. H. on
the same evening, and a very short conver
sation ensued between Kim and Mr. P. who
was to call on him early the next mon hg
for a further conference. When he did K,,
Gen. II. said he had not understood whether
the message and answer was definitively con-,
chided, or whether auothor meeting "was to
take place lor that purpose between 'Mr. P.
and 'Mr. V. N. Under the latter impression
and us the last letter contained matter that
naturally led to aniimdversion,' he gave Mr.
P. ft paper of remarks in t.is own hand
wnting, to le communicated to IWr. v . N.
if the Mate of the affair rendered it proper.
In the'ftmher interview with Mr. V.- N.
4h.it day, after explaining the causes "which
hid induced Gen. Hamilton to suppose that
the state of the affair did ' not render it.;
improper, he offered this paper to Mr. V.N. ;
but he declined receiving it, a'.ledging that
he considered the correspondence as closed
bv the acceptance o.'lhe message that he bad
Mr. P. informed Mr. V. N.of the induce
wcnl mentioned by Gcu. II. in those re
mirks, for the postponing the meeting until
the clo? of the Circuit j and us this was un
certain, Mr.P. wi.so lot him know when -it-would
be convenient. -
On Fridiy the Jtl of July, the Circuit he
Carobaceres : and to that of Arch Treasurer
the Consul Lebrun. ' :":.''
- Capt. Dagget, arrived from Marseilles, in
forms that an Italian yessl,which arrived at
Marseilles on the 2 1st of April, - brought in
telligence of the fitting out of several Tuni
sian ships ; and that the 'American Consul
had quitted that Regency. ,.
A letter from Pttersburglf of the 2 5th' "of
April, says.." Count Woronzo, our Minister
at the court of London, is recalled, to fill a
place in our Ministry. The next couritr
from England is expected to bring an answer,
which will be immediately followed bv a de
claration of waragainst France. Louis XVTll
will be aaknowledged King of France by all
the Members of . .. the Coalition, and all con
quests but in his name will be renounced.
The Russian army on the frontiers of Po
dolia has been considerably reinforced ; and
on. the 7th of May, orders were issued to the
troops to hold themselves tri readiness to
"By the last accounts from Hamburgh,'!:
'was the general opinion'therc that a Conti
nental War weuld speedily , take place, 'and
that Russia will shortly declare herself. : The
Russian troops, it is said, ' are' feady. to;fct :
and the fleer at Sebastopoii is In a complete
state of equipment. A letter fronv Lemberg
also states, ' that great numbers of Russian
troops are assembling on the frontiers of Po-land-rOther
letters say that two more -Russian
frigates have fassed in the Dardanelles
for the Seven Wands.
Fovi Lang if Ci's New-York Gazttte of the
Last everting arrived here fromNantzwhich
place she left the l5thof June, the ship Lo
gan, capt. Matey. We have received by her
French papers to the 11th alt. They are
principally filled with official dicnm'ents, and
the proceedings oft the trial of the conspi
MoreanV fate is at last determined. ' 'He
.is to be imprisoned for two years.
In the last paper we find the fojowing de
cision of the Criminal Court atPaiis.
Court of Criminal Justice.
Bulletin ofthe proceedings of the Court of.
Criminal and Special" Justice, against Geor
ges, Moreau, ahd others, 1 5th sitting, -June
11, at 4 o'clock in the morning'
. ' The'Court of Criminal-Justice, after . 4
hours deliberation, have rendered a dtcree,
which condemns to the punishment of death
Georges Cadoudal, Bouvet de- Lozier, Sous-'
sillon, Rochelle, Armand Polignad, d'Hozier,
de Rtvierre.- Louis Ducorps, picot, Lojolais,
Coster St. Victor, Deville, Armand GaiHurd,
joyant, Burban,Lemercier, Lelanj Caduda'l,
To two years imprisonment Gfn. .Mo
reau,'Jules Polic;nac, LeridarU, Rolland,. Ili
zay the younger. i
Acquitted Victor Coucherry, David Her
ve, Lenohlc, Bubin Lagramaudiere, Noel
Ducorps,Datry,Evcn,Troche( father) Troche,
(the son,) Moutier and his w:fe,Den&ud and
h'rs wife, Caron, Galais and his wife. .
Denaud and his wife, Dubuisson and Iris
wife, and Verde, are remmded to' the Cor
' 30 & mm
NEW-YORK, July 23.
Favorable stcte of the health of the city.
IT is with the Vighest satisfaction that c
are able to represent the very favourable stite
ol the health of our city, with the flattering
prospects that this most valuable blessing is
likely to be continued through the summer,
and that there is every ground to intlulge a
' ratbUdl h. pe, that the season will pass awiy
' tf'thout the recurrence ofthe dreadful ' ma
lady with which wc were afflicted. We ni
Hier wish to appear presumptuous, nor to in
spire our ftllow-citr7.-ni with undue coiil
dtnee. Our hopes are founded as-well on tie
propitious influence of the temperate wea
ther, as.im"tlic extraordinary exertion of
the corporation to improve the city, and re
move every caute of nuisunce that could ci
t!nger the public health. To this end, a p
ncrai survey and accurate rtpni tu were maV,
bv intelligent inspectors, in the coarse of kst
winter, of the actual kutc of every house aid
creWs are i to be treated as p'rates, they will
tell no tales; We cannot forbear expressing
our apprehensions that the commerce of
this'country, is menaced with the most exten
sive'Vijury. IN. T. Paper.
'TJECREER'eiative" to vessels' bound to
such ports in the island oTSt.; Domingo as are
in possession of the Brigands dated . at Cua--
daloupe,' 16 Prairial. (June 17) the 2thryear
of the French Republic. ' . 1 '
A. Ernouf, General of .Division, ' Captain
General of Guadaloupe and its dependencies, .
Considering that those vessels which have
communication with the Rebels of St. Do
mingo can be regarded In no other light than
as the enemies of France, since all the neu
tral powers., Or those allied to the' Republic ;
have prohibited all Intercourse between their
Subjects and the brigands i
Decreesv-Art. 1. 'The privateersof Gua
daloupe shall detain alt vessels bound to the
ports of Sti) Domingo in possession of the
insurgents, "as well as those, coming from
them. 'That part of the island subject to
France, is xomprehended between Cape-'
Raphael and the Bay of Ocona.
Art. 2. Those vessels "whose destination
shall be proved for the ports, or coming'hotn
the ports in possession of the' rebels shall be
considered as the enemies.of France. They
shall consequently be declared lawful pr'ze,
and coimemned.accordingto the usual forms.
in?clocd. Mr. P. gave this-infornu'ion, 1 louhioughout the cuju-.umcrou'; ordi
irvFlliAt Gen. lrinVilifm would he rendv alTTii n'te hc"lcNl pat.d to remedy every
nr timi after the ."siiodjy followin . OnMon.
Uy jhe ptrticHbri wn origin cl, and the
puMic are bu to well acquainted with the
YLRV LATE FOREIGN XEWS.
On the lfith n't. arrive 1 at N'ewburr;yrt,
hi tHnH'4, Follmstie, 33 days from Liver
PV; by whin a London piprf ofthe lifih
f y int w'th twuor thrrt of prevhwi 'dates
arc received The foll'iwin is a summary of
th : to Ml iitterctii'i r. rli h.
On the 20thof May BaoOAparte was ro
cl iot'l F.miH-rcir,
A!l the O.ti'crs r the Phih lelph'a hare
Hcm r.tn-r,ur,l t "I'l'ijvdi on Ihr jntci ferrnre
if th?Fcen-.hlo'ivi!. Moreau It Mnie others
are (o be prdourd.
Th-: Frcnth Vrinrf n l IVmcve are to
k. adlrcMcd tytlie title of thir Impcip)
IlihacKK't i H the SiMcrtof the Emrn vrt
are ti enjoy the ame dignity. The (ireat
oT eriof the r.m;irearc t receive the title
of their Serene IlitMie, a-il ibry, a well a
Pri'icrs f In be i4 Iic-1 M ,mfignur."
t'.Ot. Caotih from Itidli, i4 Lypt and
Left f4 rd Nlvm with his fleet off
To'it.it, on the 211 of A pi if. all wcR,
lli I np.-ri d MijeMflnsnanonatcdtothe
tr.n'tf ol C.mhI Elector, Hit lmx-iil
H jihiiess Prin-t Jtrp't B-ionaparte i to that
ff AiLliChtnccl'urorilii Lmpirt,lLe Consul
NORFOLK, July 54.
CAPTURE OF THE. BRITISH SLOOP
OF WAR, LILLY.
Sunday morning last arrived here part of
the crew of the British sloop of war Lilly,
captured on the 15th inst. by the French
privateer -La Damme Am6ert, capt. Charles
Lemarque,' who, the day before,, capturt-d
the ship Mary, belonging to Liverpool, from
Africa to Savannah," with a valuable carfto
of slaves, ivorj', fcc. and a T,hip from Hon
duras to London, laden with mahogany
After taking out the most valuable part of
theMary's cargo, they gavethe crew aM deed
of gift" of her, and put the Lilly's and the ov
llier ship's men on board. They detained
Mr. Ashtpn, (captain ef the Mary) on board
the privateer, and purpose carrying him to
Guadaloupe as an evidence-for her condem
nation. - - . . ,::--:-,
WIL KING TO N, N. C.
TUESDAY, AUGUST- 7, 1804.
vil, an: to provide, as Mr k unman means
extend, against every hazard. The ' hearty
concurrence oi all cl jMei or citizens hav gi
ven coinplctc.tfficacy to these arts. More
h been accompli thed within a few month
past, toward the general improvement -of
the city, especially the ancient partt, by fil
ling up damp cellars, sunken lot, und rvino.
ving noxious nbt4iircs of every dctcripiion,
than has been done it any'formtr pniod.-
While the vigilance of our police continue
unremitted, and individual pervevtrt in their
attt-fdion to domestic cleanliness, wc may
rcaviiubly fl.itu-r oorvcht that the public
health may continue, undrr the smiles of
providenct, and that we wiy escape the
direful Kourgc of theycTow-fcvtr.
ISyctpt Powtlof the sloop Mar)-, in 16
day friunX'.siulj'.oupc, we learn that few
djrUf.rc the Mary lailcd, a proclamation
had hern iurd by the Governor "of that I.
and whiih hectare all vessel trainir with
, the Island of St. Domingo pood and lawful
prize ; and moreover, that the crtwa tf the
vculi captured, shall L rontidctrd a pi
rates in concqucnte of which scvcralprU
vatrcis.n-.outithig fiom 16 to 18 gun were
f.tting out, with a pretended view to intercept
AmcricinveiieU bound to that Maud, ltdoe
not require much penetration to per:eie
what i?l be the t fleet produced by thi mea
sure t irM-U bound any where to leeward
wUJ be bound (9 St. Domingo, and a the
VRIBVVE tiF SgSFECf.
At a meeting held in this town by Capt.
Thomas N. Gautier's Company of Vol
unteers, in consequence of the melancholy
intelligence ofthe death of General Alexan
der HjuuroSi 'it wa unanimously agreed
that they wear Crape on their left arm for
thirty days, in order to evince their deep re
gret and to sympathise with their fellow-citizens
in the irreparable loss their country
has sustained bv the untimely death and un
fortunate termination of the career of thar
virtuous Soldier and Statesman.
General Hamilton has left eight children,
four sons and four daughters, the youngest
'Yesterday was observed ns a day of mourn
ing ; the Bells were rang muffled, the Colours
ofthe shipping in the harbour were displayed
half mast, he. agreeable to a resolve of the
'inhabitants ofthe city and suburbs, convened
at the Coffce-1 Touse on Monday the 1 7th inst.
in commemoration ofthe death of Alexan
dre Hamilton. Esq IViiLpcp.'JuljIS.
Information is received by an arrival et
the Lazaretto, Philadelphia, in 12 days fi cm
St. Thomas, ofthe defeat ofthe Haytian army
near St. Domingo, by the Frtnch and Span
iards, with the bis of 2000 men.
- On the I7ih ult. at the Tederat City, the
Osages chiefs in the presence of the Presi
dent, the heads of department and a large
; concriirse on.idjSl..ge.n.
a uiy tifUr,Ming spe ctacle,' pi Hictpally com
posed of the war dance in various formi
The spectacle was exhibited in an open area,
handsomely lighted by lamps, in which seats
were assigned the officers of government,
ladies, and the kin? of the Osaces. who was
k ------ - - o
il the only chief that did not take a part in tne
dance. Theentertaintncntwas accompanied
by the Italian band.
A gentleman of New-York ha received a
letter from his brother at A tigunta, (.Georgia)
mentioning that a disturbance had taken
place with the blacks, but their detiens be
ing timely discovered, vere presented from
doing any Injury. Several ofthe rinleaderi
had been executed. Great confusion prevail
ed among the inhabitants, who arc kept under
arms nigiti ana cay.
A gentleman at iscw-iiricans, wno it m
situation whith r'ivcs him an opportunity
of being well acquainted with the commer
cial and political interest of that province,
cive to iti friend In NewYoik in a litter
dated the 4th June, the following ititcrctin;
You know, I presume, that we claim
Mobile part of the cession from I ranee.
Spain object to thl and, being in power
mere, exact irom us tne ancient uuue
Congress, however, have pacd an act for
the regulation of thi pari of the province.
at u they were without apprchcnnoQ lbat
(heir right to do so wouW be disputed. The
governor-ge'heral, who resides at Pensacola,
has seen this act, and itha$ excittd much a
larin and ill-temper. 1 saw last; right, a
translation of hi letter to Governor Claiborne
on the subject, to be forwarded to th Presi
dent of the United States, in which he as
sumes a bold tone, and says he v-ews our
conduct as a serious -violation of the treaty,
and of the harmony that ought to subsist
between the two governments." Tie adds,
that he shall feel it his duty to resist witb
force of ar-ms every such violation, -lie theti
endeaVotirs to shew, by a variety of argu
ments,, that we have no right to that country
and hopes th?-President will be satisfied on
r due consideration that he (the Governor) is
correct in his opinion, and that the President
will take measures to abandon a claim so un-
founded ; but if not, and the American Co
verhmerit persist in the exercise of legislative
and -executive coiuroul ovtp that-cotintry,
however painful the alternative, he shall use
the force entrusted o him -to. repel with
nns every such unjustt:ncroachrfient.
" How this disagreeable business will end,
I know not. On the truth of th fycls,'you
may place the most implicit cor'dence. -
T,he transUtion. ofthe letter is"attestvd by .the
interprefer to the governhit-nt ; and I expect .
will soon be pubhsbed in your papers Irom the
proper authority."' '
The above later, by later aefcrun'tstT
pears -tobe. perfectly correct. Five rtg .
nients have been ordered by the Spanish go
' vernment to repair to Pensacola, to keep pgs
' session for Spain. , " . ...
The British frigate Cambrian, which a few
mohthb ago bid defiance to the laws of na-
, tiotis, and shewed such marked disrespect to
our country, by making impressments in the
port of New-York i has been doing equal in- ,
jury on our coast. "It is said she has not met
a single 'veiiscl which has received decent
treatment and from which persons have not
been impressed : The ship Diana, from Li
verpool, -which arrived at New-York the 22d
ult,, we have to add' to the number. '" The
"following is the 'Statement of her Captain :
July 13, Sitndy Hook, N. N. W. distant
2 leagues', was brought to by the British fri
gate Cambrianwho took out six passcngei's,
ell reRpectable men and farmers, intending to
settle inf America ; 'their names are William
White, Joseph Dickins,ThomasDove, George
The remaining'passengers would have shared.
the same fate, but having families on board,
were permitted to remahvviz. Mr. William
I.ylhidl, Mis. M. 'Harris, Mrs. Bakewell
and four children, Mr. Adcot and wife, Mr.
1 and Mrs. iMusuon ahd Mother.
'In consequence of information given to the
Officers ofthe Revenue.' stating that a sch'r
called the Eliza,-alias the'Divina Pastora,
commanded by a- man raroed Bernard Jolin
Eon, had been tilted in this port (Charleston)
and was iruthdcd' to be converted into a
French -privateer ; she was sent after early
in this month by the Collector, to where she
Jay ar fc'nchOrnearSulli van's - Island-and -brought
back to town. A libel was filed a-
gainsthcr in the J ederal District Court, hold-
. .. 1 .! .. f J
uig Aumirauy juvisuiciion. tn i ucaay
last her trial came on, when arer a Hearing
of eight hours, the jury biought in a vcuhet
. . . .. . i i .. i . i. :
agiiinsi me vtsbti uuu iwrgu, wiuiu ic m
Consequence concemnca as torit iteu to me
United States for the said oflence againstthe
law ofthe United States.
Contain Johnson U now in confinement, ar.d
will be tritd at a Special Circuit Court.
Newbern, July 27.
The Superior Court for this District, pre
sent, the Hon, bpiucc m'Lay, i.sq. ccm
menced its tcssion cm the ICth inst. in this
tovn. Much civil business op a litigated
nature, and of considerable importance to the
parties has been done. W edncsday and ves-
.crday, were devoted to the trial of tate cau-
s Aucustu W heatle, and -Jorn- Itoach, -
-severally cjiarged with passing: counterfeit
money, were upon trial acquitted. An in-
jllcJnier.Uwas. presented in triccoyreormthe
court againt Mr. Jeremiah Maitin, of.
this place, preachcr(of theMcthodisI church)
upon a charge of publikhinii and di-flributitig
certain pamphlets, the tendency of which,
was deemed inimical to the security
of the citizens. The charge not
being uQjcicntly strong he received an ho
norable acquittal- hi counsel deemed it un
neifeitary toaddrcthe Court and Jury, in
his defence, and hi honor the Judge thought
the testimony fully exculpatory ofthe defen
dant from all criminal intention.
PORT OfIvilIiIKGTOX. ,
r.xTtaiD sixei ova last
Brig Wilmington Patkct, Dudley, Phili-
' Sch'r Venus, West, Ncw.oik
Brig Alexia, Allion, Greenock
Sch'r Cynthia, Alberry, . ' , Natim
Thetth'r John El)i, captain Dempief
Wadc,of Ncwbem, bound to Jamaica, with
cargo of provUiont and lumber, wa captu
red on the 4th of June, near Cape Kkhida
Mclr, by a Frtnch piUateer the capt. and
crew put on board tie privateer, ind the
chooner left tinder the manaRtment of
prize matter and a few men to natigate her.
T.Scnext day the privateer at rivet" at Dara
coa but it wa not until after tome time that
capt. Wade had the liberty to jo on shore-
hilu there he experienced .ver ill fftit