PUBLISHED (wEEKLt) BY ALLMAND HALL. TUESDAY, JANUARY Is, 1805,
A Memorial pf.sundry manufactorersjof ,
. . t, rWv nnrt urate Of Nerf-
York, was read, praying that a drawback of j
duty may be aliovrca on ui imuhw4
foreign countries, of sugar refined within th
United States, equivalent to the daty on raw
.mnlnVf( in the manufacture of the
refined sugar so exported,under suciiJegu-.
iations as will tend eneciunj yU.w
An engrossed bill giving p? to the
stockholders of the marine inayitacf com
pany of Alexandria to ensure ajainst hre,
vas read the third time and passed.; '
An engrossed bill to amend tii 'act. enr.
MU, " n ct for thejpvcrtnwnt and re
gulation of seamen in the merchant ser
vice, was read the third time and passed." '
' December 21-
Mr. Rhea (of Ten.) moved that the secre
tary of War be directed" to lay before this
lloue a statement or the officers and pri
vates of the" several corps in the actual aer
vice of the United Stateduring the years
1803 and 1 8(54, and the names of the ports
and the number of the oncers and soldiers
- occupying the-aamt,.., also a detailed state
ment ofjhe monies expended on the several
fortifications, arsenals,, armories, and maga
zines of the United State during the afore
Gen. Vamum doubted whether the secre
tary of war could give all the information
required, particularly he could not make Up
returns of 1804 until some time in 1805.
Mr. Dana did notJs.now.that there was any
ii.'iliiMrv secret in. the disposal ot the small
. military force of the. United States, but he
did not think it prudent to give a written
document on this subject, lest any nations of
Indians should occasion some trouble to a
post but weakly niamu'd.
" Mr. Uhea of Ten. in answer loCen.Var
rum, replied that if the secretary at war
ould not give the information retired he
would say sos On the observation of Mr.
- Dana, he replied that in his opinion the
representatives of the nation ought to be
acquainted with the number of their troopa
and their respective stations. '
Mr. Eustis requested the resolution jmight
lay On the table till Monday.
Mr. Khea of Ten, acquiesced, and the m
lion lie accordingly.' f
Mr. Eustis repoitcd from the select torn- -tnittee
on the bill regulating the clearance of
armed merchant vtssels, several amendments
thereto, which being adopted, the bill as
amended was ordered to be engrossed for a
third reading on Monday next.
Aji embossed hill for istaMishing rules
and articles for the Rovernmcitpf the ar
mies or the United States, va read .the
thhd time and pasr.ci.
Mr. 3. Clay presented the petition of Oli
er Evans, stating hi many and very useful
Inventions for the improvement of merchant
tnilh ahd steam endues, praying an cxtcn
lion for his patent right to his mili machine
iv, and on motion was referred t the com
mittee of Commerce and Manufactures.
Mr. Ctopion presented a petition from,
iw'mdry British merchants and other Uiitish
viSjecU, praying a tribunal to be established
l'r the trial of suits for smaller sums than
; riidhm, claitMin this under the const i
tutioit ;nd under the fourth article of the,
Rclcrrcq .to tlcct committee ci itve
Mr. l.vi moved that a committee be ap
pointed to enquire into the expediency of
making provision by l.ttr to authorise the
collectors of the several port of the United
State, to deposit for collection the bonds
iccnved hy them for the payment or duties,
it the bunk of the United Stale or auy of
Ui branches, or in any of the chartered
hnnr.s of the several states. In support of
tlie reference he remarked that the resolu.
tlou contemplated an enquiry, and an impor.
tant one. The bank of the United States
and its brunches had usually a depositor the
InotnVs of "the fjovernmenl to the amount of
between four and five millions of dollars,
that bv meaus of this deposit that hank was
enabled nt onljr to h'.ld the mercttitilc in-icrc-st
tributary ti tie institution, but all
lhe banks of the States. His object was to
r 1 1. 1.e the benefits, and net to permit that
Institution to monopolize im eoormous pro
ti fitm the treasure f the nation, lie
wished to ofciier the bank institutions jje
urdly, and he hfprd the enquiry wouM
'i4 ,in, r nd b'lics ed the the bW due to
c United States wuld le cortf'illy col
J t'.l in th chartettd banks, wkicli sre
t!r inift time equally sccute, as that of
t'.te Uni'rd States or any of its branches.
Mr. R. (IriiwoM recollectrd this subject
. s,m sugff s'td r.t a fvnvf seiinn, and a it
li.t I a rrh'ion It the man .t,ctncnt of our
fiti;irA l;t thought it wonld be more proper
rrftr it to the committee of Ways and
Mf.sns he mvle that motion SCCnrtliny
lr. 1 'i did not vc that the subject ne
tSHt ly ipjtrt aioed to tW conr.snittct of
Ways and Means. ItliadTTibTelation to"
the increase or decrease of the duties on
imports; but merely to thedepositjof the
bonds given by, the merchants to the col
lectors. His true object was to prevent a
monopoly, and he trusted gentlemen would
not be enabled to defeat it by this mode of
Mr. R. Griswold understood the motion
to relate to the deposit of the bonds, but it
would be proper to enquire into the safety '
-of such deposit before itrvas-authorified by":
law, and inhis. opinion the committee of
AVays and Means fro,m-the habits of their
- business was as competent to make the en-';
quiry as any select cpmmittte. ;
On the question" it "was referred to; the '
committee of Ways and Means, .51 behlg
favour of auch rt f, nee, and-41 againat it,"
The bill from tM Senate for the disposW
' tion of (certain copies of the Taws of the'
United $uctes,r went before'-a committee 6f
tne whole, which having made some amend
ments thereto rose and reported, and the
House having incorporated the amendments
' into the 'bill, it was ordered to be read a
third time on Monday.
Mr. Purviafice cave notice that oh the.
third Monday in January he intended to
'introduce a resolution giving the district of
Columbia a durable legislature of their own,
on, which the opinions of the' heads 6f dt'
partmens were to be obtained.
: December 24.
Mr. Leib from the committee appointed
for the purpose, reported oh the motion for
completing the arsenal on the Schuylkill,
a resolution that dollars be appro
priated for the "completion" of it; which le-
jng read, on. motion was referred to the com-, j
mittee of the wholf.
On the third reading of the 1ill regula
ting the clearance of armed merchant ves
sels, . a. debate of considerable length took.
' place. Messrs. Dana, R. (Iriswold and Den
nis spoke at considerable length against the
same, and were replied to by Messrs. Eppes
Srr.ilie, Jackson and E'.'sti. Tlte yeas nnd
nays on the passage of the bill aere calitd
tor by Mr. J. L-lay, and wei nyes r noes
36, and the bill was priced according!-)'.
A bill was received from the Senate for
dividing the Indiana territory, Into two ter
December 26. '
Mr... Speaker Tatd before the house a Vetch
he had received from Monsieur De Bourg
De Marevllle, of Eliiabcth-Town, (N.J.)
stating that he had discovered the means
of preserving the lives 'of persona shipwreck
ed at sea, and requesting Congress to pro
mote the extension of such an useful xlis
corery. The bill for disposina: of certain copies of
the laws-of the United States, received from
the Senate; and the bill for dividing 'e
Indiana territory into two governments, cre
read twice and rtTerrcd.
Mr. Boyle laid on the table a resolution to
amend the ruh-s of the House, by adding
that a standing committee should be erected
for the consideration of all matters relating
to the sale or distribution of vacant lands
belonging to the United States, to be styled
the Land Committee.
Mr. J..Randolph, from the Committee of
Ways and Means, reported a bill making an
appropriation for the support of the navy of
the United Slates for the year 1803, whith
fras read twice and referred.
Mr. Crowninshicld from the committee
of Commerce and Manufacturt a, reported a
"bill for carrying IrrrocomptotetfTect the 10th
article of the treaty wun Npam, which was
' December 7.
Mr. Ucb presented a petition from the
board of director of the I'hiladclphia Typo
graphical Society, praying Congress to lay
an additional duty on all books imported into
the United States for sale. Referred.
The engrossed bill for the relief of Charlotte
Hazen, widow and relict of the l.'te brigddicr
general Muki liazcn, was read the third
time a"nd pushed.
On motion of Mr, Lewis, the House re
aolveJ itself into a committte of the whole
oti the hill to incorporate Ihc Washington
building and fire Insurance compsc.y. Gen.
Vamum in the chair. After going through
the tame and miking a few amendments
thereto, not afTectins the principle of the
bill, the cdmrnhtre roic an I rrportcd their
tsent to the same ; and the bill was ordered
to be engrossed.
Mr. CrowninshitM from the Committee of.
commerce and manufactures, reported a bill
supplementary to the act regulating the col
lection of duties on imposts and tonnage,
which was twice read and referred.
AN ENGLISH PAPER
MSI Tt rOLLOWtW REMARKS RMffCTlIO
THE lnf!iencerf Buonaparte ,st Rcilin,
and the imntni'y which Ms enmiaries were
ure to enjoy at the former capital of lohnd,
hew that the King of Trance was no longer
safe st Warsaw. But hardly had lonis
the XVHL rtmained, sis dy at (Jrvlno,
when-the same suspveipuscfiaraclerswbo
had hitherto watched his motions, made
Their appearance. In Russia, the law, of..
hospitality are inviolable j and the Polite: i
very severe; but, as he hvjd no proof of a
criminal design against those men, his most
christian - Majesty, pre ferred . to leave - his
quiet retreat, and become again a wanderer ; ,
a living example of the vicissitudes; of for
tune which gave him a right to the throne,
l;but refused him the humblest home ; rathcx'
h'atr1iy"Tns-stay"'lore the source of any uik
easiness to me uussuin government, nvcr
since the death of the Duke of Engli:er., th
young King of Sweden has preHgtd the King
of France to accept in his dominions an asy--'
lum. . His Maiasty, therefore, having utl
ted OrOdiiO at'iMKlnight, proceStled to Mit
tart irbere he remained a vessel was
hired at the nearest seaport, when Ive. em
barked for tlmar, jshxrv lus '-Majesty iu-,
;tends to 6x his residence thtre to wait, a'
change of fortune,. . .'
. Calmar, the capital of the coV.nty.of tlie
the same name, is silutittd.npou tb(e Baltic,
in the province of , Smojand, aud containe
about 600 inliabitahls. It is neatly built,
and has atnstlo in which his Majesty will
'reside. Being a frontier -town rnany bat
tles have been fought in its neighbourhood, '
between Sweden and Denmark, until, by the
victoriei of. Charles X. the former acquired
the province of Scaiia, Holland, and I!lekig
from the latter. It was there the union of
Calmar was concluded in the fifteenth cen
tury, which united uncle? tlie sceptre .of the
great Margaritta, called the Scniiramis .of
the North, the three kingdoms of Denmark,
Norway, and, Sweden ; at: union, aitrwardt
dissolved by the tnusr.acres of the Swedish
.nobilitybyv. the.. Danish. Ki.irgVClir.'V.iaiLJI.
The people here, hs in every other f art of
Sweden, ure poor, but hespitable, liveiy, and
fond of strangers, and in no kingdom of
Europe is the spirit of Chivalry so high.
Louis XVIIIth. therefore could not "chooae
an asylum more suited to his circumstances
and .his fortune. There is another reason
fortius preference given to Sweden :--Count
de Eerscn, formerly a Colonel of the regi
ment Royal Suedois, in the Trench service,
saved the life of his mot christian Majes
ty in June 17'Jl, by aiding his escape at
Valenciennes, when I.ouii the XVItJt a
rrrsted at Varenncs.
This nobleman is now one of the members'
of the Swedish Regency, during the abaepce.
Of hi sovereign. It war. this , nobleman,
.Uo, in October, 1793, at the; risk of hi life,
penetrated into the dungeon of the Con
ciergerie, at Paris, to administer consolation,
and- to offer deltvtrance to the disconsolate
widow of Loui XVI. the once beautiful
Maria Antoir.c'te, who, trusting to her rank,
her scr and her innocence, declined the
oiTcr, and became a victim to lur mistaken
confidence in the honour and justice of re
volutionary brigands. Since that period,
His Majesty Iris redded nt Brussels, at Cob-
lent, at Turin, at Verona, with l!ie army of.
Lotulr, in IJenmark, at Mittau, at Warsaw,
ai'.d at CJrodiio. The wandering. of the
Ktng of I ranre tit the no:ih oi Europe, do
not excite mre coinnnjon in the brr;sts
of the contiiH.ni al princes, iluu the wander
ings in the south of another exiled sovereign,
the King or Sardinia. They stam upon the
brink of an abyis into which every revolu
tionary blani threatens to plunge them : and
surrounaca wun uangert they sutler thm
selvcs to be amused with new titles, impo
litic fetes, and puerile shews.
Onboard the Mercedet-Spamsh-bipfatys
a london paper ol October 33) which blew
tip in the late action with our frigates, it is
painful to state,' that there were nineteen
ladies passenger, who perishtd with the
rest of the unfortunate penons on board.
The blowing up of La Mercedes is attributed
to the dangerous method of loading in Span
ish ships, which is by a shell from a cask
where the powder is kept loose.
The ship Spy, Capt. Clarke, from the
South Seas, (ay the same psper) arrived
last week al Portsmouth, was laden with
several tons of gold and silver, belonging
to Mr. Hurry, of Goiprt, being the uc-
tessful product of a cargo of British manu
factures with the inhabitants of South-America.
The bullion estimated at 100,0001. in
upwards of 100 large casks, was deposited
in the Gosport Bank, from which it was con
veyed on Tuesday last to the Hank of Eng
land, tinder a strong escort. Tart of the
cargo consists of 40,000 dollars, which, in
the present scarcity, must be considered ss
a fortunate acceuion.
Eitrott eft ittttr fro-n Birl$!tt to
tfxdatU itrtttititt hevit in EjHc, tinted
(htof-tr 50, 1804.
Agreeable to jcur request, 1 now for
wsrd you our prices j together with the new
irranemctit made, prohibiting the further
Importation of salted provisions, fli cT all
kinds, vp, candles, butter, lard Ac. by an
erdr which the Coscrnor has just received
fVim lis Earl of Csradn, cf kit 1.
"jeslyTprinc; pal'ecretaries- of StnteTtlate'?
6th Sept,- lso-i, whereof the following is an
xtraeUi 1 cm to instruct 'you r.ct to open
the ports fif the Iskv.d over, which jou pr-tside
fjr lh: "ddmtssicn of articiciftvm tin American"
; States, vjhich art; not uUcirid"' tb- ieJmfcrUvt .
h hiw ( except, in ctes of rial end vrty grtat
rirtrssily) end not to fjii in.afi,'trhifig'inc, in
tvery- Instance,, iviicrttn jju tla:.lxs9 iloy 'and
to State at tke se,r:p time,-the reason tviitA
induced jiti to adajt the medsuix.' ' '
In consequence of which, UieiovernoT
has issued his proclimatton, r.llow ing t!,c
following articles to beiimporiul, nnd no
vthcrs : scantling, boarilSf", plank; .ami squsr
ed timber. jioops, staves anu hctid'mghir.glea
horses, cnitle, sheep, hogs and pr;:itrv of
all sorts, breadr biscuit, flour, pease, bi'fnsj
potatoes, V'heat, rice, outs, lHiU;y, mu! r;in
of '.til sets s tc be (a fure for o;. year.
V Under these ti; Tunistahtea' I woVild not j
recommend ytur shipping any. clef articles', '
than those mentionett, for the same fnstviic
tions have gone to all the Governors of tlie
clutcrent British Colonies, and have extended '
even to Surritmm and Demarara. 1 think
deal lumber, and a quantity of dressed wood
hoops, sufficiently long tor sugar nogsh'eads,
will answer ; that a"iticle al present in stiling
at 50 and 56 dollars per m. and I tlb not
expect thfcy.,will be ' under from 40 to 50
dollars the , whole year.
M Our crop, will be Very ebur'dant, and by
the month of Jnuuury, Molussrs will come
in plenty to the markets, it is .expected to :
break at 3? jto 35 rents per gallon, the qua
lily is very good ; if any thing, .betlTi- than
Snninam. . '
' GRKKRAt price'!. SwperF.ne.flo(ir, 12
dollars; ship bread, 5, navy fl, ami pilot 7
dollars per bbb black. eyed. pcasclJUSL dollars'
per bushel, white ieant 2 dh. corn r'rfrl.
uhd oats 5 shiilins ; potatoes S clols. per '
burrel ; dcalpirnbe'r 26 dols. per r.. ml o; k
staves "0 dol$. per m. wooi hoops drt s- lc!,
40 teT"50 "clqls" per m." 'horses . inTiulViy,
from 70 to 120 dols. jesclr; cattle do. from
to to 0 do.
' Molasses none yet at mrrket ; Punr69
cents and expected to be as low as 50.'.
From Ilatanns, Ts'ov. 11, wc lecm that
the Americans viM not tc permitted to 'ex
port horses after the 20th Dec. inst.
We also learn from Hnyanna, that every
American vessel biund home, must take
two Trench soldier.s on board, before the
Spanish Government will permit her to clear"
out; the master are furniehed with a per
mit to deliver them to. some French com
mercial agent, on their arrival in the United
States. The French soldiers are part ot4
those which Were on beard the English car
tel ship from Jamaica, lately put in there in
distress, and which sunk in the harbour.
TA'ctrov, (Jam.) Dec. I.
JnCur.cU'isi day of Kovenfcr, 1804.
WHEREAS, i y a Rtfolutionu! Coun
cil, bearing date the 17th day t July, '
l3oo, his Honor the Lieutenant-Go-crtu
or was adfifed to recommend in tic feve
ral Officers of his Maj-ely's Ciiunm, at
the leteral pom ot tlm iflaiut, to permit
the lice importation rf Ihren, hogs, poul
try, fmall livestock of all kinds, and all
fnrtsof trutf, fibed andallotl et f-rtivilion
and lumber or every defciiption, ax well
in Britilh as in alf other vrfleN,. hthi- g
ing to neutral Hates i.i amity v iih Great.
Dritait from the day i f the cLte thereof,
until ihe3Ml day of Deiembtr i.ext enfu--rrrf,normt-ix-rronthioTTcrrronlftr
be pven lo the contrary upon ihelike
terms charges, and condiii,n, and fub
tett to the lame iu!es. ieru!a;ion. vlflu-
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tion andfearches, si sre obferved whh
rrfpfc"i io?cre!i importing provifioni to
this iflind t. And whereat pcrmillion was
the above articles, ui.dcf the authority of
the above refohition, 10 export rum and
molaSlcs from any port or pom, place vr
places of this ifUnd, upon the like lermf.
Imputations chargei and conditions, at
pre oberved with relped to the Ciitilh
v c tT I in the liVecafei.
Hefolved, that Lit Honor bercqeflej'
to nify to the principal Officers ol hit
Majcfle't Cuflomt, at ti e fcvcral pom of
this if and, that from and after the expira
tion of fit months i be computed Irom
the prtlent date, the fa id Kefolution of
Council, of the 171b cl July, 1S00, ii to
be no longer corfidered in force.
M. ATKINSON, O. Cone.
Alexander C. Milter,
lhairinx enj Pointing thru times a week or tf
tntr tf preferred, ot their Dwelling tt ca tht
Itrmi that Intent aretxenfir the I'tant Forte,
three or more with ti rrrate imtrvttien at th
tame hour, Mr hUller trill etlenj entht ternW
that he the 1 at his tgingu Tor urmi cffilf f
Mr I. Vante's, Jyitit.itrret,
, fi'dmingten, Jjn.lt ,lw