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PUBLISHED (weekly) ALLMAND HALL. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1 80S.
JMs0F RtPREStNTA TIVES,
The Hie went into a coramitte of the
' Mr. Teey in the chair,
- On men to recede to the tate of Vir
ginia and aryland, respectively, the juris
diction oiuch parta of territory of Co
lurribta, a re without the City of Washing
ton and let considergble debate thereon,
the comn ee rose, reported progress, aad
obtained re to ait again
-Sever sutionn teeadrod of a .pri
vate natu and.teferrcd. . . i
Mr. T apson, from , the. xomiwittes ap
pointed c he public buildings, at the City
of VVashi ton, predated a bill making an.
approprii n of : ' dollars for complet
ing thetth wing of the -Capital, and for
ther pu ses, which, was read the first and
second t :s and Committed.
- The 1 tse went into a committee of the
whole, o he motion to recede, to the states
of Virgi. and Maryland, the District of
cblumbii ind after considerable debate the
coin mitt rose, reported progress, and ob
tained le ! to sit again. , . , ,
... January 10.
- The h le went again into a committee of
the whol -On the motion to recede to the
states of rginia and Maryland respectively,
the juris tion of such pans of the territory
of Colui a, a are without tbe.limits.of the
City of 1 shington ; !and aftef consiflei able
debate t :ommittee rose, and reported their
, disagree :nt to the said motion.
The h then took up the business, ,
'Wher: Ji vision of tbc question wa called
for, ande question being t:ken that the
Mouse concur with the committee of
the who oue in their disagreement to the
first res iom it was decided in the affirm-
ali ve a dlowa : . ..
. Teas essrs, Alexander, Baldwin, Black
ledge, B , Brown, Bryan, G. W Campbell,
Casey, amberlin, .Chittenden, Clagett,
Clairbor Clopton, Conrad, Crowninshield,
Cuttar, 1 U, Davenport, Dennis, Dickson,
Dwiglit, iarle, Elliot, Eustis, Goddard,
Gregg, i GrUwold, RGriswotd,. Hastings,
Hclmes oln.es, Hugh, linger, Hunt, Jack
son, Kei dy, Lewis, jun. Livingston, Lown
des, Li i,- Lyon, M'Crcery, Mitchill, T.
Mpore, lson, New, Newton, jun. Platter,
Purviaii Saminons, Sanford, J. Smith,
S ithai Stanton, Stedman, Stephenson,
Tifjrar i'allmage, Tenny,Thomas,Thomp
ta, Ta , VanCortlandt, Van Home, Wads-
th, Walton, L. Williams, M. Williams,
I nnt ' inston, and Wynne 72.
Vajt. Mestv, Alston, jun. Anderson, Ar
. r, Uc ungef Bishop, Boyle, Butler, Clark,
! Cla, Dawson, Early, Elmer, F.ppes,
1 dley, l owler, Cray H anna, Hosbrouck,
Mkter, Hoge, Holland Jones, Lamed, Licb,
,ord, Mcrriwdher, IS. U. Moore, Mor
, Mott, Om, Palmer. J. Randolph, J.
E. U'cn a. t. mica, (icon.) Kichards,
C"r 5eTi" nroarj, amine, Stanford,
wart, Varnum, .Yciplanck, Whitebill,
W ilMn 46. ,
he second resolution contained in the mo-
i being under debate, . , -
Ir. Smilie moved to amend the same by
king out the words Vithvut tbc Lmtit of
fkmi ou the question io agree to tbc sajd
W I . I I . J . ".. i.
ciiumcm, u waucciuc ih me negative. .
1'he question was then lake u to concur,
hihe-committcc of thd whoIe"lroTie.iu"
r dissgretrment Ao the, second resolution,
decided id Uie aJTiruutivc-Ycas 6.
he romirtittee to wbom was referred a
(dnttranre and fetiiion of the represents-
Dl tbc tree men ol the territory of lot-
h.is discoarutd from the , farther cw-
erati'Ki thereof, and the reinonstrance
t petition wera itfrred to the commitue
Htitcd on that part of the Prcsklen's
taaue, relative to the amelioration of
form of government of the territory of
. January II.
Sir. Lena presented I bill to amend the
irter of Ceorjjrto n, which wts rrsd the
it and second tim, tod committed to a
nmittee of the wM.
Jhn House resolved itself into commit
: of the whole, Mr Crtptr in Uie Chair,
the report of the' iW-Mastcr Ccticr.l,
nreming the memorial of Robert Hen
trson. of South-Carolina, and alter some
rn sent tlx re in, the committee rose
twirttd prof rtis, a&d obtsmed leave 10 sit
Mr. Nkhulioa firescnted a petition from
i' Hccinaw, Major Butler, and other of
trA h tbe airny ol the United State!,
tstVed it New-Orleans atsllug that the
auht.tr.ee noref atlowrd ihera propor
ttonitrpon lU rstlotw was Inadequate le
vt 4tt and ptajtatf to have the same
etield w A sum equal to meet their beets
tf VsUtence Refem4 to the Secretary
it Vi ta ttpoa to the House tUereetw
A bill . wa$ received from the Senate for
imposing more specific duties on the impor
tation of certain articles, and also for levy
ing and collecting light money oh foreign
ships and Teasels, and for other purposes, was
read and referred to the committee of ways .
and means. ,
Ob the motlott of Mr, Hugcf, tfte House
resolved itself into a committee of the whole
on the report of the Post-Master General, on
the petition of Robert Henderson, complain
ing of his inability to execute his contract
for carrying the mail in South-Carolina, and
which, recommended a further .allowance
tft be made to him of 154,200. : '
The rporHaagreed eo and a;eonm)ittfe
of three was appointed to-bring in a bill con
formably therpto, r. - - .
On motion of Mr. Thompson, the House
went into a, committee of. the whole, on the
bill making an appropriation for compTetint
the South wing of the Capital and for other,"
purposes. t.jyir, Dawson in the chair.
. After some time spent in considering the
same, the committee rose and reported that
Si 10,000 be appropriated for the ptfrpose of
completing th flouth wing of the Capital -and
220,000 for otheripurposes, Which was
agreed to. by the, JIue,. and the bill was
ordered to .be engrossed for a third reading
to-m6rrovfV;'- ' '
On motion of 'Mr. Lattirhore, the Ioi!se
went into a committee of the whole, on the
bill for .regulating the .grants of land end
disposing of. the lands of the United States,
South of t he state of Tennessee. General
Vainum, in the Chair. A small amendment
was made thereto, -authorising the register
ing of the Spanish titles to lands witl'iin that
territory, and the, committee rose and re
ported, and ; the House having agreed to
the amendment, the bill was crdeied to be
engrossed for a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Newton, the House re
solved itself into a committee of the whole,
on the bill to prohibit the exaction of bail
upon cerlaiusuits, brought within the dis
trict of Columbia. After some time spent
in considering the tame, the committee rose
and reported the bill nith an amendment,
which being agreed o by the House, the
bill was ordered to be engrossed for a
third reading. . i .
The House went into a committee of the
whole, on the report of the committee" of
claims on the memorial of Captain Alexander
Murray," to which was added a report from
the Secretary of the Navy, msde to that
committee on their special application. The
raport was favourable to Capt.. Murray,
admitting that his claim was reasonable and
ought to . be granted. A discussion took
place on this subject, and it was evinced that
the law relating to the capture of French
armed vessels in 1799, and of the re-capture
of American vessels did not justify the pro
ceeding of Captain Murray in the capture
of a Danish ueutral," although 'his insume
tions from the then Secretary of the navy,'
appeared to authorise it. The committee
thereupon rose without-coming to a deter
mination, reported Prtr. lll i'mi
IcWc o Tt again.'
. Mr.' Rhea culled for the consideration of
Ms motion, which had bren some time laid
upon the table, requesting the Secretary nf j
War to lay fcetore the Home, a list ol the
officers and soldiers of the Army of the
'Vriitid States, during the years I8JJ iirtd
1804, and a statement of the Posts at which
they were stationed, Sec.
On (he question to ajrrct to the motion, the
House divided, and were ayes 36, navs ".'
wnicn no; ocuig a quorum, ine iioush u
juurncd. " ' '
Jnnuary 15, 1803.
The Speaker hU befoix the 1 louse a letter
from the Secretary of the Treasury, atcom
psnied by a suicruei.t-of the sums of money
counsel lor advice und asilance ta
the officers of tint department from the
cttsbliihment of the government down to
the prttent year. Ordered to be printed.
The bill appropriating a sum of monty
for fm'.hing the south wing of the Capital,
in the City of Washington, and for other pur
potes, was read the third time and patted,
as was likewise the bill regulating the grants
of land and disposal of the laud of the United
blste south ol the state of Tennessee.
The bill to prohibit the exaction of bail
upon certain suits within the district of Co
lumbia, was rod
The final passage of the bill w; opposed
by Mr. Coddard, Mr. Root, and Mr. Nelson,
and defended by Mr. Neion, as a proper
measure to prevent the oppression of ma
Mr. Kppei desired Mr. Reekie y to read
that part of the Constitution of the United
States relative to the extent of the judiciary
power, and that part of the taw establishing
the judiciary authority, of the district of
Columbia, with a view of shewing that the
bid wss not essentially necessary.
Mr. Early moved a recommitment of the
bill to select committee
Mr. Bedinger expressed his wish ihst the
bit) might go to a select committee, because
be considered the principle a vslusble one.
lie Inutmed, tawncr, tut the details wtrt
hot altogether perfect. He felt conceroed
on this subject on account of several of his
constituents, who had been tricked out of
tktes and bonds, for lancls in Kentucky,
Which had been advertised, and were no
longer available against, the drawers in that
state ; but should it so happen that business
called them to Washington, they might be
extremely harrassed for want of bail. .
The reference was opposed by Mr. R.
Griswold, as he was against the principle
of tHfc bill altogether. .
- On the question to recommit, it pa&scd in'
the negative Ayes 44, Noes 59.
. Th'e question. waa'iLheu taken tbepas-
sjc 6(.fhe? mllrandirwas", tiwrrafgcftij:'
but thirty member in its favourt- vt
Mr. Hoger from the committee appointed
for the purpufce, reported the bill authorising
the Post-Matter General to make fiirtlier
provision for carrying the mail berwecn Fay
etteville North-Carolina, and" Charleston,
South-Carolina, not exceeding 206' dolors'
per annum. ' The bill was read twice' idd
' On motion of Mc. Thomas, a commttte was
appointed to enquire w hot-he i' "any, ;Md .
any what alterations are 1 necessary in the
laws regulating the grants of land,' appropria
ted for the refugees from the British pro
vinces of Canada and Nova-Scotia with
liberty to report by bill or otherwise.' " '
IN SEN AT E
OF THE UNITED STATES.
January 14, ,
On motion 'of Mv. Ellery, r. '
Resolved, That the members of the Senate,
from a sincere desire of shewing every ru'-uk
of respect due to the memory of the honour
able Samtitl J. I'atter, deceabCd;late ft mem-"
bcr. thereof will go into mourning for him
one month, by the usual mode 6t wearing a
c.upe round the left arm. . . .'
The late troubles in Biscay, provoke our
enquries into the condition of this Noi lhcrn
part of Spain. .It was not till commerce had
given this province its blessings that it fell
under the purer of Spain. It had seen the
flourishing state of Bilboa for nearly four
centuries before it was in even nominal
subjection. In 859 the Biscay ans : were
Roverned by .tbcir own Counts. Under
John the first, in 1 S9, they werc united to
the Crovn of Castile. The singular manner
in which they hare preserved their language,1
indicates their independence of their neigh
bours. The changes they have fLlt, from
their subjection have been few, and their"
character has pvevtrved the liberties which
they have never .accurately defined. Johnj
not so happy in regard to Portugal, as lie
was in his neutrality in regard to the elec
tions f the Cviuch, was advanced to the
throne while he had all tbc affections of the
Korthern parts of Spain. At Butgos be
was crowned, a pljcc iiumorallo by the
heroism of T.lci':or of Castile, who suikcd
poison fixnn the wound of the eh'cst 'son
ed by his wife in this city, and still more
famously by the Hero called the Cid, svho
has given imn.ortality to the genius of Cor
neilk'. ll lboa Ins 0OQ0 iiihnbiUintv, and
growing to,Ficher is situated In a plain on
the riht bmk of the river YbeUslielr two
leagues from the sea. The plain is so nar
row at.cve the city, that the passage appears,
closed by the mountains, and the plaiuis aho
contracted below, so that the city is upon
JJLUl'eg'Jlat td JjianKuJrpf4-And-n nu--
turn and winter h prewrivrd from he rains
and north wind, and wppienlly sunoended
by iitountau.s. Fischer travelled in this
cou:'ttv in 1'j7 and 1798, ami we may f.tro
'him, obtain an impartial outline of this
Province. He observes that' Biscay . is . a
province under the prelection, but not order
the absolute dominion of Spsln. It is a
little republic unittd to a Monarchy and the
authority of the Crown is not unlimited,
but respected. No . garrisons, customs,
stamp office, excisr, or donatives arc to be
found in Bixcoy. Under its own government
it has consented to admit a representative of
the King, and a commissioner of marines ;
but uo royal ders arc Iws without th
authority of their on magistrates. The
privileges of the province and the acts of
royal power are often in opposition, and in
turn prevail The Biscaysns assume the
name of noblemen, and eUim the pure blood
of Cambria. They admit no superiority
from the high opinion of their pure descent,
uncorrected by the floors or any foreign
nation. The highest oMkers -are electivcty
the majority of their parishes, and are annu
ally cbosen lery year, eight Reridora
are chosen, and they elect the other officers.
AH those offices must be flUd without rm
pensstion, though they have found out the
method of rewarding their own services.
.The pleadings before the Alcade are by
word of mouth, before the Cort ifidor only
by writing, the latter try civil csuit and
the former criminsl. laxes are scarcely
known. A moderate Isnd tat, and a olon
tsry cootnbutioo to the hospitals are all
they acknowledge, bnt they ara tiee from
excised poIl.taxr and'such iropo!uions-.TJ)
traveller . still confesscf, hat he ovrtM little
respectf to the provincial manners which b;ivc
little to ' recommend them' -to a cuHivattd
mind.: :: '- v ';:, , ; ,.
it is in thq compQtltion between the tvo
governments that the most serious evils ran
arise. As these evils arc -.fmpient, their,
can be judged of only by thow who posses'"
the history of ihep,, aiid thei- eiaot, temper
with wbicli they are conducted. . , 1 1 h. the' "
L . i e :. i.
resentment whichVthe Spanish government
has she wn -which -ivr the jauic. of iic cio'w-'
linual disdai'etsV TTfe'e?rnt4of the
soaiets. l tie ear
6f BiscajVis given tftf5 ?pamh '.llis fnnn'
smutv td "norUir nfrgi w; iM-'Mf- t?tst.
'The Spanish . roiie 'eual tia-. fotirXEnglittf
m'iles in the co'oiputaUon. ;
The European Gazettes Mmsh sdme cir
cumstances respectintj "iisjtwit1bn of
France and Russia.' In reply- to the "'avti'cltrs'
of charge against the French, the ' frltfch
impeachtheRussians forhcwing uncomr.uin
frijiiidsbip jo the political and dcniestlc 'te
mic.s , of France, and for assuming threatening
attitudes jtii 'the Ve:netia1v ' Islantls. J1 Is
added,, that Prussia is ictly.e ib preve nt 'a',,
rupture between the twij fKiwei' wnd. K&.'
hopts of profiting ffotn 'the' ' piesvr.t (lis
.position of the Frenph: iti nrf'scquisiti-iHi of
territoi7. n France nothing is njyre Re
serving of notice,- than .the 'continued .t.n.
deavouis to promote a pacitic temper of tlnr
cL-rgy in the church. T.n'e' ' traiisWiMi of
the circular letter, signed louche, ai jests
attention. Ir ithis letter the alliance of Chun li
and State is evidently 'abRhtloned. Many
revolutions are named to justify subnirisior.
to the new' authority, and the, suVrMssiors
wliich will be required, is expiesdy, an
nounced. 'The senfimetir which is formed
upon the new establishment, is thus express-
ed : Freedom of religion is a law of
the Empire, and one of the rights of roan,
and i -it present tstablished in -every t n
lip.htened state. You are no Jongtr at.'IU
berty ta extend the conquests of religion,
of which you arc the chief ministers. Ex
cept by your talents and your evangelical
virtues. Jn the age In which we live, that'
may be denominated the best religion which
most forcibly inculcates the principle of
morality and obedience to the, laws." ' '
In regard to Holland, many inconsistent,
reports-are abroad. That a new domtstic
arrangement, is expected, may b; bdiwed,
but time is to explain it. In (.etmany it
is probable that greater changes wiil tr.ku .
plarc, 'and repeated exchanges of leniioiy
will be deemed convenient, but no serious
evils disturb the Empire.
Respecting the Island of St. Domingo,
various reports have currency. It is well
known to those who have lately been in that
Island, that Dessalaires did actually threat
en an invasion of that psrt of the Island now
in possession of the French and Spaniards,
and that he did consider the conquest as
easy, to the troops under his command.
That treasonable practices have been obtained
may uls9 be "probable, and that while enc
parly We consulted Dcssalaincs, the wilier
may have r.ontultsd the English, is to be
conjectured from facts already knowr. Bet
consequences from tnese'messhrci, or frpm ."
the deposition which led to them are not
known. That Dessalaines hss soberly tho't
upon a new establishment of Church and State
is known from his many attempts to con
tinue thcbabiti borrowed front the whites,'
which tend from the acquaintance the black
hare, with them, more lh.iu any oirr.
prmnnfe-theuetxisary civUiud!iV"ATd t'lial
circumMances truly ridiculous will arise in
the imitstknof Eut-openn Covcri'.m-,,is i;l
TJ0t.be questioned. .Still .it intul l consi
dcredthat DcMsLioes has great power Irom
the firm conviction of his troops that much
still depends upon the preservation of h-s
life for their prosperity. Th restrictions
on the Jamaica trade are announced, and
roust be expected.
Ezirait bf a Lttttr horn VaUain .John II
Awdsrw, ofiU brig C)th;a rthtt Pjtt
t hit ffvntrt daltd
' u St. Pierres, (Mart.) Dec. P, 1 104.
M Nothihg rtutcriil occurred until the 3d
December, being in Isu IS, long. 30, saw
two sail, one of which proved to be his Bri
tannic Msjcsty'a Urig Le Courier, of I ft
fcuns.Csptait Batswtrtb The first slot be
fired I 'look in tay sills Immediately hove
to he fired two more guns after I hove to.
' t i l', M. be time up and ordered me to
hoist out my boat and come rn bord with
my papers, which I conplifd with Imme
diatelyIn the time cf my gttur.g the host
out, he firrd several smsTl arm at t.e.
When 1 Kot on board 1 delivered m? piprta
lo the ofTter of the df ck the first lieuten
ant ordered roy tnen out out or li e Us,
and sent other men It I be went ct board of
the Cynthia. drot my mst li d all binds,
the cook Included, Into the boat, without giv
inf them time to gtl their proUtt.on. Af
ter being on board one hour, (the Catn.it
sending bis acrtaht up rcpeittdly to inter
rotate me) he then ordered tne down iho
cabin. Alter rectiving insult tpen insult,
fca MUt ruy Ut after Uie rUcctiuit, ltd