'1. '. ';" ftuvvnvn. Tire. 0. .
. "TW Temtfiwtess of our situation from the
European world,-and the nature of pur re
publican Institutions will -generally eKempt
-us froni all the occasions of va offensive war.
-Shoold a. war evcr arise, with any of those
nations, our operations will principally as-
. sume a defensive character. Our coasts w ill
Jbe invaded,., and qur seaport "town's will be
bombarded, and againslT anf; casualties of
this sort it may perhaps -be good policy to
. prepare the' means,. of defence. These win
i mmiki Hiihfi- m n nniv which may change
its place of destination ; winch may advance
to meet the hostile fleet, or retire from its
power ;' which, may accompany it to differ
ent quarters and defend different points of
,our coast; or in forts and fortifications of
our harbour, which like a. stationary navy
upon the land may defwid the places where
they are erected though they-are unable to
shift thescene of action, defend other places,
or march against the- invader. The follow
ing extract from a New-York newspaper is
intended to illustrate the advantages of erect
ing timely fortifications- to- defend thai - har
bour, i '- ".
' Eir-YoRK, Dec. 17. "
Our Dm Friknd. The Jiritish Frigate.
Cambrian, Br ddlev, " 'Commander, returned
.liroln Hah fax. on ..Friday last, and tame, to :
a.r?thor wiin, the Nafrcws. This- isMIre
Same Bradley whorin the. same frigate, r
listed the visitation .of our .Health Officer,
impressed American seamen on the Quaran
tine Ground, trenched upon the Sovereignty
of this state,' and opposed the operation of
ths Revenue laws of the" United States.
rMr. Lang, the confidential friend" oF Col.
Barclay, u His Britannic Majesty's' Consul
, General for the Eastern States," has not con
descended' to Inform us whether Bradley or
his successor Bevesford, is again. to blockade'
our har6ourA insult bur laws', Impress our
semen, ipoiir grapeshop,'" moU valiantly
' into our'defehcelcss vessels, and plunder our
merchants. He still .finds us. however, in
our wonted unpr.nected condition and as
- vilfing as ever to hear whatever outrage it
any please this -servant of the crown to
. )ij the bye it way be worth while for Con
;rsss to enquire, now thnt they are in session,-
inin ti(i- exnKtlicTit Ti i not necessityroi cl-1"
"' fectually fortifying the haibour of New. York
We. h:ivc long en'o'.i h been the sport, and
',V2 are ever" day' liable to become the prey
6t forciorn n-itions.' Ths safety of-lliis xinu-
knt city, -perhaps "the tiaiujuillity of .the
t)uitC'l Sta'.es, imperiously solicits the atten
tion of Congress to Vn Mibjfct. We have
bvcu buffeted, and l.ickjd and Jfi'wTromthc
cxv'cuti.m of our laws, by the Camhvi ui, the
'Lt-imlrr and the L"!:;-; and to ndd to the
indelibility of the. di- i-.-ic, the minister of a
' fief -A 'r'.'.ui c has lU; tu-u-m-d us with three
. ,. . . . r
; " ----- . W
arrtVed here ycflcrtlaf -rom Gibraltar? in
43 days, from whom we have obtained the
following particulars V , V .
The. tevcr at Malag'y had nearly fubfi
dod, that at GrbfaltarnotTrhdre than 4 pr
5 died in 24 hotm, the Opulent part of the
inhabitants of Alicant had quitted that
City, : V;.
.v. , Capt. Drtimmond further ftates, that
it was believed at GIh.raltartjhat a. rup
ture bet ween, the -emperor of Morocco and.
the United States would fhorily occur.
It was not known at the timecaplairi D.
failed that any further attack had "been
made on Tripoli by thcAraeriC3nJqua
dron, but as, there are.a. number of letters
from the officers, we prefume lull 'details
of the operations ol the fquadron will be
prefented to the public in a few days. .
By Capt. p.. we. further Jcain, that there
was every appearance of wai between
Great-Brit ain-a'rid-,ipain, A-fcw-days
: before capt. D- failed an embargo was
laid on all. velfelj not cleared cut.
- ' -
' jnUUNGTON, N. C '
TUESDAY, JANUARY 4 5, lsusi
vBy; the last New-York 'papers-it appears
that apprehensions 'are 'entertained that a
conspiracy has been formed for the purpose
of burning the city, that the conflagration
which took place on the rfth ultimo, was the
result of tlesigu, and ; that subsequent at
tempts have been made for the accomplish
ment of a similar purpose. The Mayor of
New-York. has issued a proclamation offering
a reward of Five Hnndred Dollars for the de
tection 'bf such conspiracy, and a further re
"ward of Five Hundred Dollars for the disco
very of he"inctfidary or incendiaries who
may havc dccasioncd the fire on the let'li, or
any subsequent fire, or who shall hereafter
. -tet fire to the City.
The Mayor has issued another proclama
tion, setting fcrtlij that anonywious letters
have been sent to John Dufiie and, Ma
cheag, the former a Merchant the latter a
Groxer of New-York, advising them of an in
..tention ofj setting fire to certain parts of
the city ; and offering a reward of Two Hun-
, drcd Dollars for the discovery of the rrHtcra j
oi said letters.
Thfffricnd'. r.f a wide diT.ision of knoF-
Ict'pe, through propr srviinnrios, and of a I
vigorous syo em 01 r..f..iai uripifivemorts,
(says V..s National Ii.'vlligeiK.ii) hbv not
been disappointed in their cfcpcrfatiolift'Tt.af
these great objects v;- be pr'. molt:'. u:i
tici rtpuMitan .up.',,i, xvlth y7.nOT.tcd
States, ta3 arrived at Nantz; that a fe
days before he left 1Orient two Spanish
ships loaded, with linens, from St. Maldes to
Spain, were, captured by a British frigate.
When Capt, V. arrived at L'Orient, upwards
of oQ sail of Gun Brigs, Pinnances, &c. lay I
mere ; on, his departure, not more than ten
i remained and they dism anile d,1'aDout 25 had
been- recently captured and destroyed on
; their passage thence to Brest, by two British
f lrigates, the crews ot the Gun-Boats in gene- t
ral were very sickly owing" to the want of j
accommodation under deck. A fine ship j
oarryOuns was launched there .during"
his stay, and three-others in forwardnessv-on
the stocks, but-no seamen to man them. i
War with Russia was-strongly talked of
inthose tiircles where liberty of speech was
xcVcised, -and the lonij contemplated iiiva
; "sion of F.iigland generally scouted provi
sions plenty and cheap, but the once flourish
ing poft of L'6rient was totally bereft of
: its trade, and the ntfcrchants' extensive
stores occupied by the goernmtnt." K. T.
Fi?;.f Norfolk, Dec. 13.
Loss of the svfiQMcr Fatty and Peggy.
Ve are sorry to perform the painL'ul task
of announcinic the qm of the scli'i' Polly and
Peggy, captain Be!, of thiti poi tr from Aiili
gua, bound to this place. It appears that
this vpssel was r.ast awar on the night of
T lihrsday the 20th inst. near Currituck Inlet,
and distressing to pta'e,' it is bdifcved every
person on board pcrish.et!.- .Of the '-cargo,
coiihisting of rum, about sfventy or eighty
puncheons have 1! rifled on shore, and are sa
ved. The vessel has gone to pieces.
In addition to the preceding, our Marine
Memoranda will be found to contain details
of great distrrss on Cue coast, and we uppve
hend that yet lut ihi-v and rsater distress hns
'been suflert-d.1 for wedon.t recollect .at any
period for nuiy years past,. o imifh bad
weather as Ins been .experienced for the last
.'ten or fifteen ckiya'pasU
From. 'a pilot wc !carnlhat a 9ch'r has gone
vr) o Baltimore,, having the crew of a vrr.t.el
taken offa wreck a few days since; paviicu
lars wc have" not learned.
Arrived brig Superior, capt. Wallington,
w?5'.'da;s from Lisbon, .'.bound, to PJ)jJa.delphia.
in distress, has betti tw;ce within the capes of 1
Delaware, and fire times driftrd into the v
Gulphotream, and has been one month on
the coast. On 1 he 25th December, inlofa
tho:v: water, pickeo up rapt. Iv.i and crew
of the sli, V.!u a , t;ooi burrinum for Mew
i 'ort, hv rwr.jj r. It ak in a gale of wind, and
sunk. . -r.H. 's -.vis and crew were 48 hours
in -he boj'.,. h ( re they, y ere picked up by
A jeweller ontn&tpad il'Crrjtrc 1 rr.cfi."
' gaged all his landed property 'o pv,' s.c dii
monds to the amount of 1.0'',0..W 0 r,cis (" "
0001.) and twelve hundred new v:ur-.;.s hn
been finished by the" coarhniaktrs on f
Boulevards alone, while double that numh'. -- -have
been ordered from Simons, of Brasscl.
There were' 2300 petitions presented to the
prefecLof police for leave toopeii new coffee
houses, and eighteen new theaters h;n-e al
ready been licensed for the time of carnival. ,
Out of beveral hundrscl . petiii&r.s to (ij tn
gaming-houfies, forty-four have been' !-rr.r.tid
and .ladies -of certain d'escripth-n- havt- ht n
allowed to receive a' reinforecmcnt oi' Severe 1'
thousands from the country.
:..The, Paris Moniteur contains the follow
ing remarks under date of frank fort,-July
17 : This year will be remat-kablie in tfc'e
annals of Meteorology, for the exiraordinary .
variations Of tilt- atmosphere ; nd the nimi-
ber of storms that huve , followed ; thunder,
.especially, hasniadc rayjgejLjjiihjLherri.
are but few examples, in Germany ; upward
of JOG house and edifices in various j lac s
have been struck, and fn 1 prti reduced t.
ashes," while .1 still greater number of peopi'e
have sustained hin:. ..We have before' tpoUcn
of the sudden inundations in-Saxony, SileVm,
Austria, and Hungary ; and of tbe ibwrhi ii,
the' western parts of Germany ; .while"1 in the"
cast the rains have been excessive and inces
sant. Wre may infer from,, this singular irre-;
gularity of the sear.on, that some revolotibn?
has occurred in the interior of the glclte, which
has deranged the uuri Kjnilibi-iwm, ai;d oc
, ciisiontd a sudd'-n Mid considerable increase
of the electric fluid" ill the atmosphere."
j ; 0. v.ie. t.ne uiu -iiw ivi raus r.0.11 me
Ri..g itiy mJiH'.t; !" Were the King his
m-.ater l pi. ..i !''CM 1 x.ecu:iun .he
Tni,;'.!'. !y us h! .r a ' co:trH;Utiou' etpihl in
am iu 'to a"V ?' 'n;:- which ho most tom-
s 1'' . 1 '. ... . .
p-?v! an"lc;l C iii ' iniio:i cuii!i cue ..
It ill i:o'( r vv'i'. ! , nvidc'aii'l safety, of the
nal'.o.. t- ': thvi u iiv.ccssarily txpt.sed to
San ;tr fr n jii'vvit. Perhaps -wc vi e more
valti'TiL-li thr.i utH'.hT part of the Union.
Ais ! ytt ." itsi.-.-ome of tha greatest im-p-riunce.
I'.vfry "one knnvs tlut the annual
revenue f t!ie Uni'vd S'.i!e! is jsmewhat less
than n.'O.OUO doli. Ofthiuni the pott
tfNfvf-Yorlrhas glnvrany yielded ahoni ft
th'u Knt 1 am tuf irnu'd, and I believe cor
fiictly. 'hat he commerce of this port riel'.cd,
the la.t 'purter, 1t little 'less than 1,5tX,O0O
tloU. w'lic i is at the ikk f 6t0.tv 0 per an
rum. or one half of th rsvenue of the United
hta'. s'. An.irt from t'.l other oiiMdrations I
Uku. do lift the receipt of our Ctu!om.ltutise '
re iuu e the ino-.t fHicatious,protettion ?
U is r.'t answvr to Siy that, under pretent
tlixuinsiuncts we hac nothing to frar fiom
witliout. We know, wc f.-il that we have
Vuffc-cd insult. Mid wc are sensible that by
the lesHl n wtll 'n tie greatest of Kuiopcan
naw-rsf o'.ir hanks unJ wealth) individits!
Jiiiay.srl''ln''rliLai,c ftH" c'-' MZed -tu
h 2 rr jt.n.l. " We ouglriot tolr t te uier-"
kj of any owcr on rth. trlcJn CVaiw.
. NORFOLK, D.csmher J2.
Aho'it arc'k on rttuilJij mrtrnlr.p
".he inhkblui'is "wci alarm? I with the
nrr.rr.cl 't of fuel H h hv t;Ucn
".p! kr in tli-.i!w li1" -CJfc ni Mr. H
nii, (ii.ir.Hv. - hc fue l.al taken
ch uTr.'t'.i ftui 1. t re IK ivu were
ii xarsrf itj tsv" ftS'cilv h4(i tint-
to fj.e iVhiftlvsi Irem ti c i,tviiinf,etc.
ii.ct, h cb imn,s.';,itclf j.Tiainiiail
t.i M, W ait h .Iwcii'i-j r.'j.iii'ln,
4 k!.i;;, '.,h a'hhe mtuh 'udi, in j ih.'ft
t' nc, utf cntrtviy I'ei'tnvr!, rtntni'lt.
(1jV,i.h' ti i fcifc trt.j- -t a ult a' 1.
v hi 1 - ! 1 ti
t in.; a.ij ' ' .
v.r i.l:;'r. jKf fef iite i !
c I ir. Al t.finl Our
1 ,. .r
r;rt ; t .41 . h tvrii c .irrn
uu'.;t iotkaJ.L'), it .inilJWM 1)c
Wk are forrj tn trmit' , ihM ihi i thr
"f I Kv,r H iu-r i"' ' ten itrchi,
X; . HvsM In f..ft ml by fire.
t h II i e .HI I t tr.i.l! of
.-t'. Wnttni 'f j gtui
: it.t'.e tm.c to fat I.ii)t6.
i i I'. c ',m iiv
7.cal. The spirit wiii'-h h:T rep'tsvd in the
breavts of a small Ti'Ti.bcr of citiren, iji ra
pidly paiMug from oii: p' 't cf .the country
to a:r.iitr, and tsrit'ng an luinourb!e ri"nl.f
vy b.-twie'i .t!i' diffi rent mtrr'ars cf. the
union. Amor g the instunccs that it'et 'he
e.pa:idii.: view 01 our cnntrvT.cuv wc
notice with p'.ensuve the ".."Uiodur'ion Into
the kgisL'ure of Nor'narn'mif, t a ' ill
to empower co'.r.misJKuiers to contract for
the opening and t b:ish:r.: att.'rnpikc roari.
to pats through patt tl.i- ''.. 1 i tor y 'tielong
ing to the Cherokee lndi'!'s ; smd of another
bill to iticoiporate two i n.t, lit for the
purpose of cutting a nav,r Csnal from
tut: Hoanohe to the Mehcrrin nnd from
Betirict's I'rcek in Korih-Caroliua 10 Nansc
nio:id river in Vi'.ginia.
While e grttify anho:iet pvi'le in sttcM-
kig the li'jeral pf'.icy that is abbtit to give i
birth to these important improvements, wc
cannot refrain from expressing the humi
riation wc feel, at the trertlment whie.li the
University of North-Carolina has received
f.otnhove who should cons'dcr themxhc;.
i'.s best fiictuls and guardian. With the
examples of the munificent support of edu
cation, set by -the neighbouring Mates of
Sjuth-Carulma and Georgia, it was hopvd
that the tnuneiU of Notlh-Carotina would,
by a rtRUlar- puticnage, however limued,
-1mv WcriuloLeJuiily. rcaLseiAi p ar v within..
her limits. 'Ilcr Urn verity was founded
rmny years since. Tire existing resourcc-s
f the state not bfc'.ng extensive, the endow
men; was small. In nnler to increase i?,
Oic lci5ilai;re it a ihbsotunt periml, grant
ed the luiiilutiyii the proceeds arivng from
escheated and confiscated property. About
the t'.mc this funJ began to CTO1 produc
tive, the legislative repealed the Jaw grant
!'; it, an-1 tliettctJ the University of this
. The "Mend i of lhcxX7iiivcnity Vtive, rith
i pcrevcrirncc that does them honour, at
every subscrpcnl session, endeavoured ft
aUrzc the repealing law, and 'restore the
fund 41 islt.g from eicbeaied uud confisestCil
property. I'or tin ec successive yenrs the
itempt lui failed. lUncwed again at the
pri'setit session, it 1ms shared the same fate :
by a tnni'irlty however, so small, as to ani. I
rtntc rather thsn to repress taU The jus. )
jnty m a oKjy 01 oiw iiunureu anri ictcti
tec 11 it but six, .
tATn rour.iGN NUWS.
1 he ship rerth-tul Captain Wills, hat ar.
lived stlletdr-UIn''. in tie Delaware, from
I.'Omt.N wheh tbre she tcs the Vlth ff
Oclohcr. By her, tll-s of m snd Nantr,
pnpers to the 2 1 it of that tnt.''1i rv uccived
in l'hilad Iphia, but,ro trhntlatiotis had been
mail! when tnc mail wWith rrs'hed us this
morniMr left iNre. ('upt Will, (savs the
I'll! fHlphUTif. Aroeri(fc!i)mfurrn.MTliat
the hij I lcn3.frii NcYink. viih Gm.
Anu'n?';, An,baiii'vr fion the V.'u;tc.t
Wc sr; informed by a gentleman from St.";
1 f.oir.f.;.- that th late distressing fire at.lhat
place, wao occasioned by th following cir
cutnotaiirik : A donu-siir. in the act nf fu
migating a ehajnbcr to clear ii of those pests
- of these climates, the muquetoes, Bceiden'ly
lei th" candh come, in contact with a mus-.,
ciuettc-nct. vJ ich being very combustible,
ws sooa iti fhiuKS, and spread rvcr the whole
rocm. I he lit roulcl not-be arrestee! ; and
it w: cJliuiattd that the loss of property oc
cioneJ' by this accident, exceeded a'even
' Phil. Paper,
There are letter in Hoston, fiom the River
cf Plaic, tlated the 12th of Atigust, which
imntioti that on the 6th of that month, the
Bciniti of pll the vessels in. the rivrr, ex
tc t,ng t-.vr, vvci c pressed, to reinforce the
ch-vs cf tin Sparjh frinates then lying at
Montevido, ladtn with ecic, nnd bound im
inrdiately for Cadiz. '.This circumstance is
I'ivtn ss enrro'.'f.rBiive cf tic Lnglish ac
count of the capture of the Spanish tteasure
ships. U is probable, the KnglishJ'ngtes
were stationed off the trie southern Azores
to enttrcept thcic vessels ; which they an
ticipated womM make iit. llary'fc their first
land-fall from tha coast, when bounii to Old
Srauu , , . ,
A-gentleman who resided soruc Tcari rn.
the Kio-dc-la-ria'a. mcnlioiiS, that during the
'lfl'.e war with Spin, there ttcupwan's of
30 miiliors cf dollars coilrtted t rrrtos
A)re?, at'd distined for the mother ccm try,
brr-nght fn-vn th interior, cn mules.
It Is probable, Irem the r.uroWr of w n V.'
Spanish cspltned fr'gaHs trn-k cn Wtrd in
the tivrr, they had Kara of an mprcwu rup
ture between Grvst-llrittin tnd Spun before
their rcpait mtnt. . ,
Those e,iintfiL tiith the Spsi.Wh navy
say, tl e I ; n.e, capured by (he LiT'itli, is
one 01 mc i.ntki nieate. in um- wciut. v.
X. 'T. Mac. .Jv.
, Ixndon, Of fc.hr r 4.
Nothmp, arrot-t'mp to ihr miner I'oris Mf the full sum which, Uie owner or keeper
journaji, l.uscvti rrju.Vled tl.e irrpui.tioi
lor tlx kppio-K.lui'K ccrotietion. The event
is rcpiTtu.'ed as rorcni-sr tl.c mctins of in-
rlfpt-fiiUnee lo tvtry induvtrious inhabitant
olthe I r-i-r I '-n nsl. It 11 aiicried that tirv
aniof J.u,rtt) itrsngers will I ptevint
on the occasion, of bom a.COOtCOo trt for
signers Apartments, it is adcd. Uva !.
rcadj been tngiiged for, 9,000,000 cf iiiir,
moir:M;wtibtn are rcpvntrtl to he 3 kinps
at.d It) inferior sovereign piii.ces. li e mil
linen and jewellers are ineciiMitlf ceeupiedt
one of the fotnirr, roadatne le Moine, ho
always kept in cmptuy fifty apprentices and
fiifcWutm. has tne,aged eighty additional
females from the provincial tones, and lis
I bed three large hottscs, which she l is &
Kd with the I'loJuttiutntyfltr art.
From a Correspondent at lir'ah'uigton, under dlr
' ... December 8th.
" CONGRESS may be said to be literally
doing nothing. There is, indeed, little in
teresting business . before them. Atlerirpt
have been mide to muke'soine sort of provi- '
sion, for the mare effectual preservation of
peaeein the port, harbour.s, rnd. waters -un-ilr
the iu'risdiclion. of the United States.
but all have failed f'eretcfore, and the subject
stems to be pat to sletp, at least for the pre
sent .Tn like manner, there has been a com-, '
mitttr raised to take in'o ronVu.'eration. the
qucstioirof'sirmTngurT a bill has been ttportfd by them, which, after
havm occupied the House several days re
ceived a score of amendments, and gone even
to n; engrossment,' has just been recommit
ted to another -select committee, tnd the
whole business, I presume, is to be taken
up de rovvl i .
" Within these few days, the weather has
) very severe. The Potomac is this morn
ing f.-oifcen over. ' '."''
. 4t Accounts from most parts of the Contin
' ent leprencnt thectpps of corn as indifi'erertu '
The price ci'-vheai, mkI oiher grain, has tak
en u l is' '.uely in nvst of the sea ports.
" The tobacco crops are represented as
('iter Rodney member of Congress,
from the state of Delaware, on the opplica-
tion of ll.e Legislature of Pennsylvania, has
agreed to undertake to support the impeach
ment of t'.ie Judges of the Supreme Court,
beiure the Senate.
Messrs. Stockton ht M'Whorter, (ays the
editor of tnc American Citizen) two leadinje
federal larycrs of New-Jency, ha,ve aceeptcd
fees from Mr. Burr, to plead in las defence,
hi the eft of the indictment found strainst
him for hiving killed Mr. Hamilton in a
Mr. Harper, it is said, will appear as cours
ed for Judge Chase.
A Tig as killed by the Post-master at
Kintlci linfik, (N. Y.) on the lllh ulu WcU
when dressed, weighed sn hundred 'an4
twenty-four pounds'. .
LAWS of NORTH-CAROLINAr .
1 AN ACT" :rV-
T? raise a rextnut Jor the payment f the eitil-
Itst anJtontiffjtnt ihurgts of jptrnment Jr
' Bt it (fuute'j by th General Jtstmllf otke
itate cf Sorih-Caroliiu, end it it hertb) tjiOC.eJ
fa the amhorny tfike tame. That for the tar
1103 a .tax of eight pence on every hututed
acres of land within this slate, and a lax of
two shiihiixa n svery hundred jounJs value
of town lots with their improvements, and
tax af two shillini-s 011 every poll shall U
Icrud, collected and accounted lor in tha
same manner as such taxes hath heretofore
' Leeii levied, collected and ar counted for.
I....- j .... . mmiu, nab l uii ii
s'nd horses and jscV asves within this state
such suJ hone or jnck au shall Ask. demand
or receive lor tue season oine mtre aLo.il b
levied and collected is above.
And bt h further tncJeJ, That all free tnalea
Ulveen th aca of twentjr ona y:srs and
fifty and all slaves UUrtnthe agrsoflwctva
nd fifty years shall bt subject to a poll lax.
Andh ttfmtthtr ttaettJ, TUl each and c
tery person who shall hereafter e6Ue or
hawk goods in any ol the cov.B?ki of this
state, shall first obtain licence from tha
Clerk of some county in this state J under Ida
seal cf office, and the person so pedJUn;; atd
hawking goods shall pay to tht Clerk before
obtaining said licence the sum often poun-1
to the uc cf the state, tote Accounted furbjr
the Cletk in the same r.isrncr as 1st fees ar
accaunud far, and any liuucs sv oltainsd