be ajle lor.fr to keep to large a portion of
his Military Force on the opposite coast of
lY-mce. We confesa ttiat we should almost
Tcrct any diversion, on the Continent that
would, prevent " the Usurper from making
bis loTig threatened Attack upon this coun
try ;JTcan5eLwe. should feel no uneasiness
a to the result of ,such an attempt ; and
should be happy to have an oportunity of
proving beyond all possibility of doubt, that
Great-Britain is fully able' to contend single
handed with France.
March 8. We arc sorry to "announce,
tint hit Majesty's' ship Arrow and a Womb
vessel, with twenty five sail out of thirty,
which were under convoy of the former,
and bound from Malta to Gibraltar, were
.l,..r rr Tnnlnn it lorn French frigates.
This intelligence was brought by the Live
ly, of Jersey, which arrived yesterday at
Portsmouth. It is not improbable that
these frigates belonged to the Toulon squa
dron, which is aid to have sailed frem that
port some time ajjo.
Thin morning arrived one Qottenburgh
mail, which brought Hamhuigh papers to the
17th and 19th wit.. v
'A letter from .Lyons, dated . Jan. 30th,
av9 that Port Mabon and the islapd of Ma-
a 1. .inuJ k llif Itl'ltl'sU.
jorca nave occn caynutu. UJ
-.i inat thtf Toulon squauron- "'"us
this intelligence returned Port This
quad.ron u said to have bee bound to Minor-
.t.i. ... . ,
va wun iroous anu stores
" xAgrcable to Lord Jlelvin's judicious ar
rangement, three admirals are to be station
ed in the East-Ind.es, those -ses being so
extensive that' it will require their united
sVrvice5----Sir Edward Pellew is Uj.be senior,
or first in command ; Sir Thomas Trou
bridgc second. The appointmentof thetkird
i yet unknown.
;r,j tamaus lor its impudent laue-
;March 9. A third mail from Gotten
burgh arrived yesterday afternoon ; but the
intelligence which it brought j of little im
portance. .'- . " .
ll repeats the rumour which we have alrea
dy noticed of the surrender of Minorca ; but
the authority is evidently the same-a pri
Tate lel'.er. from Lyons. Another report,
evidently abused, is that-which states the.
j-metion of the Uochefou squadron with the.
: ikest ..fl?ct. For this we have no better
o'.mrta than the Frankfort Journal, which
. The Channel a-t got under weigh From
Torbay, on Thursdty, with a favorable
breeze at south-cast. It consisted of sixteen
sailofthe line, four frigates and three cut
ters. It passed Plymouth the same evening
on its courte for Brest.
Aocounts were yesterday received from
our fleet off Ferrol, which state that five
large ships, with troopi en board, and two
smjller vessels, had been seen in ht. 40, and
an 1 long. 15, standm to the S. W. mppo-
foscd to be steering a course for the West
'I'lics. The tame accounts ad J, that the
French squadron inl'rirolwas ready for a
start, and it was supposed they would at
tempt la j;et out while the long n'fchts las
ted. Our squadron of course was proprs
tiombly vigihnt. -.Four Spanish ships were
fining out in the harbour of Ferrol, but they
. w.;re in total want of stores, from the French
having robbed the-n of every thing for the
equipment of their own ships.
FaaMitroaT. Feb. 12 Our Journal cal
led the Post-Office Gazette, contains tl-c fol
lowing article, the authenticity or which we
cannot vouch for :
Lroxt.Jan. 33 The English are inpo.
seiMon of Port Mihon and ill Island of Mi
norca. The flfct from Toulm was twelve
leagues from Mihon when it received this
intelligence, which occasioned it to return to
Letters f-nm Rochef is t mention the sailing
of the five ships of the line, and of their junc
tion at .a, with 21 ships of warlrom ilrest,
vhi-ti had on board JJ.OOfl troops. This
j wttion look place on the 1 3th of January.
' L.tTLST- F.tW EXiLASD.
Ton for btl.ey.ng that they have bee in
formed ot the war, & have put into the Ca
nar'iei orelfewhere. Thislsthe more pro
bable becaufe they. ought to have armed
here fin weeks ago.
The French funds are 6o feven tenths.
It is with, . concern we flate that the
Princes Charlotte, Logan, from Bengal,
has been captured by"the fquadrori of Ad
miral Linis, and carried into the Mauri
tius. t :. '. ." " ' ' ' -X
'"'"' x" . March tj.
It is we bep"eve, a facl, that Buonaparte
fent to the Emperor oj Ruffia a letter fi
milar to that which, he tranlmitted to the
King of England, tut ; the tfate of the for
mer letter was anteriorto that of the, lat
Jer. It is certain that hiiVIajety's mi
Tnitlers received tlwfirft iniimationjOf Buo-:
naparte's intention to make an overture to
fis, from the Court of Peteifburgby "and
je believe that the anfwer of the Court
:cf Petcrfburgh was communicated to ns.
Ubcfore the opening of the Parliimcnl. It
iwaiexaitlv fimihr to the langijjge ufedin
Majerly's fpeech. The fenumcnts
and intern ions ot the Conn tit Peterfbtri;h
were conveyed to our cabinet by M. No-.
vofiltzofF. He, we unJcriUnd, jwas em
powered to enicr into ' arraiigemen's with
our government ; but the decifjve anfwer
has not yet been received, and will not be
received until M. N.ovoli!iivfr', arrival
at Peierfburgh, of whiih n accountfi have
yet been brought, tlio' it is known, that he
reached Stockholm-on the ' 22d r of lalt
month, and immediately purfucd Iris jour
ney. It is true, we believe, ihat Tome
conferences, to which the Frencli wifiicd
to give the appearance and name vt an
aclual nepociation, took. place, between ths
Pru.liaii government amlihc Ri;(liari Am
baffador at Berlin, upon the fnjiit of the
differences between the twiV'powers. -Pruflia
undoubtedly was a'ixiuis io have
her mcd'ution acccpfcd, ami llx? was, it is
rumoured," employed by . B'iuu.iparie to
-uninu r;.e icm ktrc:ii : oi ine Kuui. r '.ain.
- net wi'h refpeft - m h tetc t'linL v. ieh
latter wi.iild ,onftit 'o i'.t "r--t-,:a-
biilhmer.t ot ver t, i
Nrer .f lie RulRft C '.-i'.ir.et
eJ to lieilm, ty the LVr.o.i
foi'e-, foon af'ci
v.- ,i i
0.'. v r.ici.i.
M. K V!i-"'t.'.c.l ftt r'r.
arid many were of piiiion that the Brest fleet
was on its way to Ireland. The American
Captain who brought the intelligence, is well
known at Lloyd's Coffee-House to be a man
of undoubted veracity, and incapable of
fabricating the account. He was yesterday,
interrogated many pf his friends whom
he most volemnly assured of the truth of his,
statement, x '
An important negociation is stated to be
on the tapis between the courts of St. Peters
burgh and Berlin. The exchange of dis
patches is more frequent than it has been
for the last year; and on the loth ult. the
Baron de Wmzengerode, the Emperor of
Russia's Aid de Camp, arrived at Berlin, and
had an audience of the King. The naval
magazines in the Texel are to be immediately
supplied with provisions again. The Com
missary of Marine has received orders from
the Commander in Chief to adopt the ne
cessary measures with respect to the com
pletion of all objects relative to the Texel
expedition Ow hundred and three of our
countrymen, who had been detaiued at Ver
dun, have been removed to Sarrclibre, for
merly, we belive, called Sarre Louis. The
motives of this removal are riot known;
Pjtionpparte was expected at Dijon about
the 10th iiist. and as he was to travel incognito
to Italy, hi3 journey will, no doubt, be very
rapid. X -
X,V ' ; , : i
yi't and enl'glilened eei.nitts 'r ierrTver
ry, for their lull recognition and pcu.eil
enjoy nicnt. For -your Lordkhip wts reserv
ed the happiness Of placing two ureal nation,
formed to be durably connected by lbs
bonds of reciprocal esteem and mutual inter
est, in the situation of ..friends, secured by
eqviality from their former causes of ditstrr
tion. Experience has abundantly proved
the wisdom of such liberaf policy ; t.A
th-benefits which have proceeded frc.M.th
Peace which you gave to your sullVrir?;
country, cannot but" have-amply compen
sated, in your mind, for all the temporary
obloquy which ktterided that necessary mea
sure. ' '
- The great man whose life and actions are.
displayed in this work, not oidy rivalled tho
most successful commanders, in conducting,
to its desired termination a war begun with
TU ESDAY M AY A, . 80 &
INIcte orological 8; Obituary Table.
couM n-ir-Mcr into anv
ir'.ul ..; I
rate nejj;ociiUo:is, hu: wou'd willipiy it",
fent to the eftabli.hment of a. Genera!
Congrcfs, at which the general Ibie ct
Europe might be difcuir.d anJ its fecmitv
and independence, more eft'.-clually ;
State of the
Thii wa in ftiM'ancc the an-
Losdoh, March 12.
tV-.rectlvel ' morning INrii pir-crs
cf !: 3l. Thif 'fo'cn's are of little
imruitanee. 'Yht f.!'o'in ate the ouly
articles in tbcin worth etrclin? t
Cadiz, Feb. 5.
Ve-ir IrfnrmeJ thai the Vt'uyrt of
P Ktf will ir.fpefl the aunarrcr.ti
iio ir pur in the Spring t he will be
l'ffe.UJ by AihnUil Grjin. Soersl
1 vi'ttrnti are pefl;J ai Cordova. Two
lh ps of the liiie and a friga'? om l.ng
' I, Juvf Ijicly pjdeJ the 0n to join
A'i niral Nclfon 1 aertirdir jj to fotrse ac
t'Miii'i iheyhave iroo4i on board, tut tint
ti reruin. ll.it ll it a (( h the
I 'li'ii miniver ii apprchenfive if a junc
t "n ,f iSc comSire I Si'iiHi ar.l Frrch
i'luet ni 1 he McJitcrianan. And, indecJ
lSn! I th'Toulon fUc i5 the arms
a Csttlugena and Cadiz, the Erg
f.it 'nthr le fniiwhi with "advafi'agf , IJ
il.; (!it vi (Gibraltar vonl I fH,n le clear
eJ or ih; cii.ife. il.n inftH wi..
C'nM;iJite OiJe, h' ronsnupiled he.
fire y-ir pori, rf.tltc.1 within ihcfe few
'fiil'tVaiche fumi Erulaud, which there
i rlMi 10 believe arc of great Impnr.
ii..e, for t,e imtiif.liiirU tranfmitiel
I'Hh inrtMiQionnoall the fhlpl cf wir,
LciS lt G'bialur sil l in the Gal.
- . arc in . cirrnation of fume iic!
m.oi Limi, and weltvc Drorg tea-
fwer of the Court cf Petcrfbu:'.h.
V r evoyante. Plymouth Sc.irJ, March 1 1 .
" On the 1 Ith of l'tbruaiv. the Cl.ild-rs
t Sloop arrivedi at Cibralcir, with the inul i-
gence that two I rcuch frigates had falun m
with the convoy from Malta which had sin k
the Arrow and'blown up the bomb, anil it was
feared that the greater purl of the convoy h-.'d
been captured. The riyuard frigate lying
in llmaltar Hay immedinc!y slipped her ca
ble, and proceeded to ca alter iliem, ngrtf
ably to tiit infontia!in she hnd received of
the route thev h.ul t?ken.
" Oil tho I3'h following, one of the con
voy which h:i.l ersped the enemy, arrived at
Gibraltar, and informed s that betwitn
Cape de Ciuu they fell in with two French
Frigates. An action inimedhttly comenced,
wf.cn himiclf and nineteen more oflieco.
voy stood to the naitl,v rd. The" whole of the
convoy dkpvrnd, and both nihl the enemy
had taktn l!ic Arrn and viic- itu huse of 'he
bomb j.i.st as he hut s:i,ht cf them. This
informuiKm wc cointniinicatcd to Sir John
Orde, off Cadiz, from whom we received Jis
patches for the ;.i!niiri.!ty.
" On the I2'h or 13th of Fibruarv, the
G.wgt hound to M.-);iInre, pot under we;h,
ll.c indli;;hl. Asshcstmsdlhrouxhthe Hay
shCsfanitt ackltt by thrTrm-''"9tsl e apltred .
ndarried into Aleit as ; sl.e was aswall
ship with atk r ofiiorts and wcllirmcd. On
the 1 4th we (ihe P iv jnit) sailed from Gib
raltar, at nhch time no inure of the Ita
convoy had aiivcd. Tl, oldnt inhabi'.aiit '
hs not known su. h bad kathcr as has
Leen.epi-ririic: l tf lite at Gibraltar. Oitl.e
3th of Fcortnry, ti;iw,.r'!s of thirty vrssj ,
were 'iiiveii fmin t l-ir mioHngs, and the
Rrei'tr pait of thric carc.oti tmirrly lost.
J our of the Sjuiii'h p ite sunk it .heir
anchors, hut p irt cf th -ir cargoes will he pre.
serve l.'l h :.M il? it stilt Till of Spanish piu't
of i;rrat value. The hisof V,e Hatft U U'iftr
tunate; she w as Mircktd rirpc Sf 'Mary's
and the Amhhi had nearly sWed Ihe same
fa'e. Wc met the ,f4.ir mi )n goin t la
dir., t ct the crew exchanged ; not omman
5 I 71 !73 74
7 j 65 75 i 73
S j 70 75 73
fi;0 75 74
10 72 79 76
11 74 77 75
12 74 76 1 74
13 C6 72 70
Fair, with alight
Rain 4 A. M.
Fair all day
Fair in part
Heavy ram 4
A. M fair.
Heavy rain h wi
n'.; 4 a m. cloudy
2 A. M -iiUZ)
s. s. v.
S. b W.
S. b W.
S. b E.
S. b E.
S. b W.
S. S. E.
S. b w.
S. b v.
S. b v.
Tcta!, and names
of the diseased
: Hugh M'Kay,
drowned. - . -
M N'c I s March.
Mrs. Sail's Infant.
I.i ym root, Maacn 5.
A rrpf.it lU- 9 4.. nif of ! lirtsl tii
ws urtohtej tl rtju.hfcul the City on Satur ;
ly. It rtsel enhljr in ilt fiwiivf u
Ihi.rit) t Tin Aimrican ship neVecca,
Capt. Nunn arrived in the Downs from Ig
hirn In 3J d;v, wis m the llth In. po.
ken'with, in j.t, 44. long. 0, by the llro
man of war, in cninnsny with five other ships
of the line. The Master's Mat1 ef the Hem
Inferred Cspt. Nunn that the BrtU fiett
was out the uttic itj l e was spese with
by a frigstt, who (iVed him If he hd etr
Ike Ft uith flretn This tecoint ol.tsinsd
very little credit at ti e Admiralty. It vai
rot, Uwctcr, sl ;htly treated in lie Cuy,
rr.W of our readers, we preiume, have
had n opiwriunity of perusing the !hdtcc
tion prtfutd to the Iondon Edition of the
life of the (itneral. It is handsomely writ
ten; and passes io just an encomium on
this great character, thai it cannot prove uu
acceptable to thtm. .V. Y, 1)m!j Jut.
It tSt fui XlU William Mitrn,
. - . - - . . . -. . '
IN prcfialng your IrsMp's hTame (o n
English editioti of the life of Genei at Wash
ington, I f.a'ter myself that t shall not he
considered, by the public, having siolated
that trnse of propriety by which all anotiati
ons of eminent and illustrious iiamct ahould
Washington, after a lonR eriesof ihe most
g..rlus and patriotic servite to his country,
had the felicity cf seeing her liberty and inde
pendence placed beyond the reach of fortui
luusetenti, and ttily &Uin Iht reiuruvf
much rarer praise of averting the civil storm
which threatened to disunite those w horn dan
ger had confederated, and of fixing up. -n the
firm basis of the general gpod,ar.cw consti-
tution, which had no other support than pub
lic opinion. This he effected by that spirit
of prudence and moderation w hich is so es
sential to the management of discordant in
terests ; and, especially by that inviolate in
tegrily and pure patriotism, w hich gained Kim'
the entire confidence of his grateful country
men. Certainly, no statesman, cUhcr in nn- '
cient or modern times, eve"f acquired mora
honorably, or exercised more faithfully, the.
power which his counjtry put into his, hands
or more nobly returned it into the source .
whence it sprung. ,
'1 hat accurate acquaintance with political
history, which has always distinguised your
Lordship, must have left you nothing ta
learn respecting pviblic transaction, civil
,and military, in which General Washington
took a le:llimr tinrt. It mav lip nriiiniP('-
.-3.1 ; i".
however, that your lordship, will not be dis
pleased .with reviewing, in a clear and con
nected narrative, the eventful. story of his ac
tions, and witli comparing them in your own
mind, with those of other great men, who
have successively appeared on the stupe of
the world, and thallejigcd the admiration of
posterity. Of such characters, very few wiil
nruuablv- be found, who ran rmiallv bear a
close inspection without any diminution of
tiieir iimie. iiiceco, ine mlnlllencs qi u uio
graphical record, like the present, is necessa
ry for conveying an adequate idea of the dif
ficulties with' which he had to struggle, and
of a peculiar merit of his public services.-
the more particularly the state of America,
before and after the accomplishment of. the
revolution, is considered, the more clearly it
will be seenthat just such a man as Washing
ton, in temper, principle, abilities, and repu-(tation,-was
essentially requisite for performing
the great task to which he was destined."
More ardour of constitution, more vivacity of
imaginaton, might only have tempted hms
to deviate from thai path, in which unshaken
firmness, calm perseverance, and vigilant
caution, were the true conductors. The
passionuse love of glory, how much soever ex-
cused ti " the infirmity of noble minds,"
might have led him into hazardous enter
prires, and hae finally terminated in the
vulgar ambition of acquiring uncontrolled
power, and dazzling title. He became truly
great by indifference to greatness ; and best
provided lor the perpetuity of an honorable
Fame. Whata lesson to those mhigh sta'.ions,
who hme hearts and understandings to re
ceive it !
The records of his private life will rot af
ford less nleasure tn those v ho love to' con-
j template virtue in its retreat, and to view the
' exertions of patriotism in the walks of hum
; ble utility. Your Lordship has obtained just
applause for that liberal patronage of icieneo
and literature, which befits a nobleman in
country far advanced in civilization. Wash
I ington perceived that the encouragement of
I aricuhutc, and the economical arts, was the
I pruperbusincssol an opulent American land
holder ; and that the example of a simple
mode of life, was the most useful cbji'ct of
imitation he could present to his neighbor
and countrymen. l'rob..Lly, for a long ei i
of year, nothing will le ,eo desirable to the
YranratlsnticHeptrplicjasthal Its Presents
and Generals should lc Cinrii.natl.returTiinjf
to the t-lou;;h, ar.d keeping indue honor that
state of mankind, which is always too soon ex
changed for the polish and luxury cf courts
and capitals. , ,
Your Lordship will pardon whatever of
f mpropricty there may be in addreising to ot
these preliminary observations, on a charac
ter which you must have contempla'.ed under
all the lights in which it it important to view
it. Cut it is difficult to speak at all of a
pmon.the object of our esteem andrenera
tion, without making a sketch of his por
trait j snd if the Idea of it here Riven shall
correspond with that already formed by your
ImttMp, ouch a coincidence will be the Utl
proof vl ill justncsi.
'In the hope that the work now offered U
ycur Lcr.lship'i acceptance, will entitle itself
to) our approbation,
t aBk. .in .-.! fv. r... .1 m. t m t
!'Ciiir irtinip s most oucoient, anu mon
.un.'deServint, TilL LDITOH.
Ca ARLttToy, Mir 7
Opt. Trippe, cf the schooner Down in
lived vestcrcay rooming from St. rlerre'a,
Martinique, was informed Nat the Cuitom.
Itoyse, the cay he clesred out, that a brig
bid .arrived at Trinity, Mart, in 31 day
frcmDrest, wkh information that the Brest
feet, consisting of 22 tail of the line, wbk
8J, 000 troops on board, wit out, and ha
Cot dear cf the clacnel thtir deiUBUieai