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FROM TUK ENQUIftERl
Qftifral Miranda (a native Mtcoj js said
to have been in possession, of three million
of 'dollars an to haye, secretly jitud otd the
Lednder at)i fwo other vessels at Jtfew-VorK,
filled with arms ammunitioH, and torn troops,
7? of these- vessels, perhaps all, three, art
tsaid to have sailed frpr , A!tv-Tor. Vhot
,, w his destination has been tht anxious enqvi
i rJ for W 9T three loeeXs; fl somf of the north
. ern papers , , , , . . :- ..... ; :- : ),, ., ',
We shall lay wo conjectures on'y before,wr,rca'
... ders I. , ;. ' : . , - : " V -J ; ". -. .,-.;,; , ,'. :
Some of the northern papers have stated,
J. that the object ofQenfi Mirqnd ii to fevot
i tuniie Cuba ;jldt. ot: befiepe it,
$d. Is no thi ngiish Gwernnient privy to. his
.plan? This conjecture is founded 1st, upon
the report of"s, having received 60,000
Jioundsfrcm a htwse in eV'Trk, in .conse
quence of, afyMngljsh connexion, (for which
' thf ffljqpijfgJiarpgrapJtfatii life yiurpfaj. '
t?ind ydly,upo unknonvfl and wysttfrioast
destination of Sir flomet Pop ham's .su'uaJron ,t
., Trpetrthis jequaqiron, may rust have arrived
Buenos JyrsSy qs has ' bee&rcpcirtedM bufihtre
. . '.j are other landingiasis, in South Jineica bv
'tides Buenos Ayres. '';'
Another C0njecture. infinitely ' rnqre-.. important
Jhan these, and more- deeply connected jvtVi
the -affairs-' of ..our AVn country,, rise upon us,
JVemust have mere time to consider it. It if
, rnuch too tmpurtant to be Itghtly trusted to
public paper, ; . . ', .
By a letter from a friend Qt 'New-Yorh tve
Itarnan important fact, jtJi'ai General Miranda
who it said lately t$ have sailed from Nevi-Yurk
brought ieith him from England a Utter of crer
vdit en one house at New-Tor i for sixty thousaml
pound bterlir.i;. . H e shall bye and, bye get to
tli marrow of this business. , 'Aurora. .
" " . From ' Ihe Eiiquifcr of F-Mday last,
' GENERAL MIRANDA. ' ,
la giving the followiiy coyimunication to
thewoild, weloitwiib that cau'.ion wliicU
iho subject of it is calculated ,to inptre.
'i'iiat subject is wilhout ilcubt uncyu.nwIy
jnteresi'm. - The sailing of the lnJer and
ier consorts from NewAwk, tlio ritrtinT in
which they were equipped, ncl the, uli
N.in;i"vhith were attached to them. while
Jdwy wcr.- i P'rt, wcr evidently calculated
to.ruisc every thtnj nbout thcra, moie esp"
ciallf the point of lieutinstiori and:.thcttd pf
iObinguUir ail eijuiproent, into object of un
cominou curio'.iiy.. Tarty spirit lov stepped
in to aid the tutuiul impulse f the ccvro.
The federalists did not. fail to seize upon the
.mysterious cover in wjiitb the plan was -loped,
and to crcnH' tliimoft extruurdinary
" charges apain't the odroiuistm'.ion. 'I'hi
project of jjeii. Miranda, accorilinj to their
rjpiesentution, wkscilhet' directly promotel
or indirectly co-mived at. The federalists
therefore enquired, to collect the materials
for an attack J the Republicans, to defend.
'tLe administration, Lnder such circum
stances the expedition of pen. Mirnda has
. become an object of considerable interest.
Fables have been formed ; conjectures have
been offered ; almost every one has been
anxious to explrin, but none has yet post
tite'y ascertained, the objects of this myste
riojs enterprise. The held of conjecture
is yet open to the imagination and the race
of monstrous absurdities is not yet ended '
Wv i' l not thcrefre presume to vouch for t
the veracity of a single fact contained in the
, (oitodviny; communication. The author in.'
tleid profsses to be confident In the (ruth of
h theory, lie it an e-aaintance of Mi-'
, ratida ; conversant with his plans, and rote
tinted of their rcslity. l'millns is an affair
, between grn. MiraWa'and himself. ' Far be
it fro-n our with to make it a subject of con
" . tcntion between us and the pubhe. r We f;ie,
, it n thrm as it is given lo us. We are the
orpans but not autiiorsof the communlsailon. ,
It is put to the press under the persuasion,
that'll" it will not enlighten by it accuracy,
it may amuse by the novelty of the faM i
and that whether itcontaina fictions or facts,'
it may serve to invite the attention nf the pub
ic to the future dcvclopcmcnt of the lot t ,
COMMUNICATION. '
V That Miranda, hasembaiked atNew-York
that he has actually gone from thtner,
with the Ced drs'.n lo emancipate his coun
'.try from the yoke cf Spain, is a nototioua
fact. .
Standing alone, this miht be deemed a
project of a mert ad.cntirtr t but ,cn we'
read the following abort b'ntorr of this man.
t mind mast trnd with wonder, that it,
- ItasbccndcUyrdsot'rtr. '
Ho lor; since aa 1767, tbere wcrt five de
If eatas from lite provinces ofS. America, at
' ladrid, sent t cmf bin ofifitolmbla fificr
Biitrj iwey were t5"rnfa rvartss Hiroj;"i
' Uiijjhtlnns and pridr, jM-st as rur
wtre, before ourdiiulei had ended by wr.
f)ietif thre drbfstts, w9t iitrtisied u
tnske consist propotitlont to t itrit-Untam.
I lrdChsi.sm(h bat! f-Min-tl whole fid.
' trtlftUtrati.m, utiJrr tmM lertm pinit
Trod the Lnj, that l,e ahodli luv Ids cn
; bounded confideace, during life) embraced
those propositions", 'gave tiW ajept '0QO.'
yearly, till the design should be carried into
effect s he was-pai(f: this pensibn nf longer '
than the1 life tithe of that' administration,
and theajjent was alonj; with 'tbe'other fouri
sacrificed 6 the resentment of Spain.r '-'
Ih 1783, Miranda, who was born in Cara
cas, a city about' 12 milei aoijth of Liguira,
made his appearance in this country ; - he is
wll known by many, pf our. most erninent.
citizens ; possessed a string mind.-, ami since
his travels thro' all Europe, be may .be sup-,
posed tojeual any m;m, now living, as to in-
tclligeiice and capacity, for tha'mostimpott
ant affairs. ' '. ; r t ; , -'
object' has, besti nothing,, short, and
nothing; else;' than 'td' deliver his country
fi'bma most hitblfcrablei and hXimilitir bon
dage.' Vhen England fitted out a lafge fleet
to aiipport their claims V Neutca Sound.
Miranda vas f ngaged to tio niore 'than aid
them in thosre cluims, but the expedition
wis .abandoned'; the cause! rriay'AA; conjee-'
tyretl, but time only will developo the facts.
- disappointed till the revolution had, crea;ed
war le?,Veeij, J'Vnnce and Spain, he went to
Paris ; ; became genera in their armies. -'That;
fatal,, defeat of ' tbe. left wing under
Demouricr, .which be comniaucjt'd, caused
suspicions, hatjiying come over I'rorri Eng
bind, they might have bctta betrayed, but nil,
the Americans i:Y Paris (aiivong vhom Tjfm.
Paine and Joel' Harlow) 'gave it 'hs their 4fj
cided opinfoiY, th.it hisnncipks were sti ii.t'
ly pure, ' honoiub!f ''and '.Kily Vepul licdn ; he
proved fdsij, 'that hi protested aguiust. the
moiltTof ktlauk' tho'Vi'fht before ih action,
ami tlmt' be refused Ucin'mirier'a pressit)
solicitations to. emigrate aloiig witlrhim.
lid would have enibarko:! with, Hi nt
from France1Xor the directory l'.djjii view,'
but no opportunity 'tdfered liii pi-ace wtti
ooticluded. . Intent on the same object, iic
once offered bis services to' Knjjatid ;, .t'.i'-y
were ones more arccnted, and lie vni l;ice
mbre deceived. When just upon ittibaiking I
he found, contrary to every previous and so
lemrt compact, that Mr.'Pitf meant conquest, i
4ri iiut iliv t iilii-Jtiviv.i vst nil vuainrti"
He renounced participation in thr ex;edition,
rent his 'cW.rnis.ion in pieces, rcp'oached
him wit!iperfidy,duplicity, and Lies, and em
barked for America
It is unnecessary to .any more .than that
the doors will be opened ip three province,
now organized ; they no our, exmnple
and will follow it ; no conditions remain
with the government of England j all nations
will be invited to their port, hone so mc.eli
desired a our own ; olTti of fraternity and
friendship will, if we are willing,' tinite thu
whole continent like the sol u' system, ,y one
common attraction; every part h"hling its
due proportion in its own orbit, giving beauty
and harmony to the whole.
The above sketch is to satisfy public curi
osity ;. it is enough for the moment ; as to
the mean, the place of destination, or p rts
o ue ursinpeneu, n wouki oe improper io
say any thing .further '; the plan is wcil tligev
ted 'miracles dt not come every day, and
unless a miracle does come, Miranda must
succeed.
AFKW STRICTURES.
The preceding communication Js without
doubt cilrcmcly cnmplimeutnry tvth doin
and character of (len. Miranda. Jiul it i'
incuin'.K: upon sto remark, that tline arc
other representations of a very difftrctit na
ture. With -respect to the deiijn, some hate
ventured to suggest that the object of Gen.
Miranda it not to'liberate his country ; but
to commit a predatory excursion wpn the
coast of. S. America, to sack the wealll city
wf.llutnos A) res, or to scire upon the treasu
ry of Peru ; while others bate dispatched
Litn on a commercial speculation, neither
su honorable as the emancipation of his coun
try, nir so lucrative as the scirure of its rich
If the design of Miranda be really what it
bvofestes to be, .tome have gone on to doubt
hit qualifif ationi for the accomplishment cf
his projects. They have called him, an ir
rant adscuturert they have piinicd him out
in the hiuory of the wars of France as a di.
grired and cahiercd general; they hnve
illustrated the incapacity of his Soul by the
repeated mUf arriae ol his plans, l ew like
our communicator have ventured to eatol h,
intcUigencii and capacit Lr tbe most int.
pcrtantalTairs,',
Hut let his pun be ever so noMr, or Ma
qualifications eter so great; many have
douhttd tlid p-Sabib!T of his tucrrrdinK hi ;
the emancipation efViis country. Wc Inow '
not, arI inr cwiinunicatof cartfullt asoids '
to touch upon, the point oT bis desi'instinn ; ,
whether it be Mckico, Ncw.Oenada, i',ru,
cr iiijenoa iiyrea, , liutm an tboi countries,
dilTw uliies would turr.und bim. The rao.
k.le ate tie, ducted slates oflhe Clrrv-y
aSi the Httanish tolnniea, and the V.leitf
are brmd by their rich lne(l:ei it tbe pre.
nt pnfrr ihingi. tyta nd,t'n.6l jrj.i.,
dircs are acsfcely lcsrnUlnat tbaii their
trrlcsiasticatl tbet bic m nrtss athrm
j themi thtir opprsssJons may bo grtbu
A- i I
thtf hit. Itfarfivil tr hp rnntnti(l- : I h VeTV
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monopoly of commerce wlriclv prevails a
' morvg them, has tneeffett of ahuttiii-g'OAJt an
ornna ""great means of 'improvement.
l ew atimgers visit their country anT tiie
miserable Meslee of Mexico and Pern has ,
m opportunity to profit by the dilcoverits '
'ot more civilised countries. ? ," '
But'why may not tbe Spanish colonies be---
'come as itilependent as the -"British colonies;
forrnerly did f We may reply, thjittberr coii-'
ditioft i's different in two important circum--stances-
- Not only was our people freer than .
J the" Spanish colonies are 1 at present ;' as
f much -freer at least, in proportion ' as the J
; Hfitisb governmer.t is more enliglvenerl than
the apanish but the government which was 1
established in our .colonies was much better"!
calculated to give autcess- to a rev.olutiot-
The legislatures, which were previously es-' ;
't'nbliahed in our own colonies, survhi.;! the? ,
downfalrof the British sovereignty, and were
admirably titled lor collecting together., the
f.'e'e of the nation. But in the Spanish cn.
Idie3 no such organization exists for the
conctntratioii of7 the pnblic force. The
whole business of legislation is in the hand
of Viceroys' or other ;subonliKHte' agents of
tlvii crown. Electors and-eledted, cbristitu
etrtisand repreMmtjAiiveHare names without a
moaning iiMhe HpanUti vocabulary. " V"'";'J .
These circumstance" at e '"strongly calcu
lated to produce a dowlt respecting the suc
cess of Miranda's enterprise, ' 'under'" the
present Blate of tbe Sptujiv.li colonies. On
this subject however, we are bound to spci k
with ullthu .humility ofdon't. We know
but little of the present state of tlie Spanish
colonies ; the strength" ol the government;
the character of its present officers, or its fni
liiary resouru-. We know siill less of Mi-'
ru'da's means c the lemiiccs uf bis ad her
evils. 11." three provinces" nreidready or-
!!!('! if. Miranda is assisted, if not by
in I re.'!..iTTV, a: least as it h s;tid lv the 'Ad- I
narafty oi l'-'igbuid : if three millions cf dol
li i's hnve been fu iuad by bis ,Ymerican a
s'tcialeb Or Enirlisli specnlatoVs ; if success
isoald oiiws bis first exertions and thi t'r'e'a
aury of the king of Spain should fall int ) his
fcnnda; if the militury hare of that country
be feeblo or its discipline, imp.rlect ; it is
certainly probable that Mirnn.'a may become
tlve Washington of his country. Vhat w
mean tov' assert is tlmf even if a " miraidc'
does" not "come," still Miraiidif'-in no:
aAiCceed." r- v-4"""
Manh 1.
COMMUNICATION
To the Lditfir nf the Enquirer,
S! H -1 am imt in the lubil ot making com-
llf,I.M Mil tilHli. ll.u ....l.liM 1 . . ........
i.iHHivuuininu.ii. l.jlll y IV u r 111 pi 1 I M w J
company, which are not Mi'pnortcd on iaels. I
The short narrutivc, us to Miranda's past
conduct, 1 know lo be perfectly true. 1 ought
to have added that be was ac(-:iiitd by a
court-mnri;.,t with liotior Mr. ILilow, w)0
ii'i resiiles in Washington, ran bear testi
mony of it. I have been u willies, ty some
.very imifjitant things, both in 1'ratire and
England, in which he shewed talents, i.itvg.
rity and perseverance.
1 Mtitsoiry to ve bim represented as atv
adventurer in any p.ipi-r in our country.
The limtijnittcter is approaching, whcii bis
chnrncter will be better known,
. Vnur i'.rirturc, therefore, may rest uncou.
trndkttd but that you miy,crrdit what I
hare advanced on this sul.ject, I have lift
a k-ttrr with Mr. Ilylton, the clerk of the
council, addressed to you. and to be (Mitred
when it can do no injury toihe cauic in ques
tion ; in which you will find Outlir-s of
the design; the place of rendezvous, tec. ijc.
You must not blame my caution in keeping
the port or place of destination from the pu!-
lic; fortlie minister of Spiii wouhl trld!r
e .. ...uu. ' .D '
11, imuj v.rvss, nilglll possluly pr
Ttnt tbe design. Yours, &c. i.
HALTIMOKt, rarch3.
The Elitor t.ndeii a tribute of Ma
warmed !harV totliccommercijlfrier.il,
who jioliitly foinifHed him with two dif.
tinclprlntel (hrcii, the conttntibl both.
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in rrencn and J'sluo, Pf wbuh the lol.
lowirg ar:tia-dated sopie. They ue
received by the late arrival of the Pars
irnii, at tliii poit, fr,.m Miliga, v,hich
the left 151I1 of Jan.
lllootly H.ittlc of ihc 1 Dec.
tiavttn the I'rtnh and .Witdfmti.
(Translated f.-rthe Amtricn.)
Cfr of alt 'trfrom Mat thai lUnhitr, Zlinu.,
if IV j end Mujr Ctr.tr J cf tht grvtj
It Mar if, J Mjssrna; ,
ToaTotu, Kth rrimatrc,
(5d Dec ) jear Uib.
I am impatient, msrba!, to svnd yu bisck
yvisr aid-denamp to announe'e tu jou tbe
briloatit sictoi' wbiih e have jtut gained
ter the. Russian army. Tiny were drawn
out in arry In-forr tis t tl number of ti1,
a mm, i.f ,kU H.ikk) wrie Austrian.
On tbe loth tb y i.iade a motion in their Uft
itift toMtack u. and In surround our ritM.
It was ttidi'tit they loidiuted an attar kmi the
1 ttb, ( 1 e tntp?rM', at ts usual with bun,
pr.ventru tl.U ly himielf iciiiu.tftcu.t; the
, attack at the break of day. The battle, 1 at
ted from seven o'clock, iu tlic morpiiuj; jiuuil
j S. in the. evening. . Tle. Auqaan irtiiy..w ,s
: eurly destro)ed, 25,000.: priaoners taken ;'
1 5,00 killed, and 13i pieces of Caum)n .ta
ken..posmei'aio;noT'ne.gltarda,Qf.t6tt j sian emperor wewe attacked byrtbosfc. i)f Jc
r eraperoriIapoleoj-j-They fcet enV'tly .
discomfited; the colonel and one third of ;bei
-eiFicefs taken, the standard bearer, aU their
j artillery, and in line, the whole body o.f. the:
guanis, as well horse aa foot, lo the amount
of 5000 men, were entirely cul'to pieces.
Almost all the Russian generals have fallen
inta our hands.. ITbe Emptrofa o(Ru6sia
and Auttia4tad the greatest diflicrilty to savo.
themselves across the. nitrrshes. A conkide-.
rable (jnantity of men, stopped-by the mar
sshes and a lake, into which thy vhrewtheni-,
selves, were drowned experiencing the same
fate as the Turks who threw themselves Jntt
the sea at the battle of Atsourkir. Our troops'
are now pursuing" the $ma!l remains of thia.
army,once so arrogant. For further deuilts ,
your aid-de-ciimp will relaie :to-you what he
has Seen and heard. 1 hatebut barely. lirae
tparshal, to write to you tluu 'briefly,' aa yott;
know we have few moments to spat:e ibate
recWedjlie letter in-w4ich yoii informed mt
of youi-uocticavAvith gVi JMai'lu.'Kiti'
' The jk,:ian(itnral, 'a-.-rhJ. '';
(Signed).-. -.. M. BEHTHIER, .
- A true C'f'V, ' ' . . :
M. MASSENA.
A true Copy, General of 'Division, , ...
VEUDIEliV -
Extroct of a letter from his excellency Monsieur
De Beauharnoist Minister Plenipotentiary of
. the French Empire, ot the Court of Etruriat
to M. Verditr,UentraJ of Division, dated,
flortnce, llth hrimdire, lithyear,
j . , At I o'clock in the morning
A lettft from the( Minister of Exterior Re
lal.ons, dated VienQaTiheT2ilCErimaJre,'.inf '
forms nie, my dear general, of the grand,;
victory gained by our ai.gu&t sovereign on tbo
day of his anniversary the three j:mpej'ors
being present. The guard of the em pc rot1
Napoleou attacked that of the Emperor of
Russia, took itscclonel, one third of the offi
cers, all the artillery, and cut the rest to pie
ces. ' ' 1
The French troop? are now pursuing, tht
remains of ihe Russian and Austrian army.
The field of battle was at Austerlitz.
Napoleon, our'august sovcieign is wetland
was every where present.
C'.ood bv and love me.
1 ANUS 'l)E B E A U II A RNOIS.
A true Ccpy,
Central cf Division,
VERD1ER.
The nest advices from Europe should they
hr tiuiu Iai.i!nu or rails, as late ; H e -Olh
ot Jur.iiiti ), may biiiig'atctul.is f-the roro
nation if a king of 1'oUik! -jiot u M-uld not '
be at all surprising to us, iu heartbat the
an 1. di ke (.'l.utlcs n invested w'uh the im
perial dud 1 in toin dem the brow of Fiatxi
!! (Juror a.J
j MUNK.11. nA:. r.
At a late hour yesterday un ivtri here a l'tu,
tetiunt-colonrl of tbe staff, and aid-(it--.ai
to the emperor Napoleon, with ordtis from
the impel or himself, to inform the elector
that he bad made prisoners 40,0( 0 Rnstiant
put 26,000 men hvrs tlu tombat, 1 10 piecas of
cannon, The count def'ouiy was pre,
acnt during the whole affair. He ttutrttbat
the emperor, who had stationed himself on a.
height, noted onasl.stt of aaper l be num
ber of each regiment and corps, adding, in
lew words, w hat the regiment ot- corps, rmm
bervl was to esecutt. .An aid-de camp took,
charge of the pi-er, for li e purpose of car
ry inj; the .order into effect. The order cf
battle resembled exactly a game of cbees, or
drafia. The emperor cried out on a sudden,
Now I have them." lit then ordered a gt
ncral attack. Tbe marshes in the eatiron
ofOlmuti were of great service to Napoleon ;
a numerous divi don was driven to, and, for
the greater part, cut down in the maithct,
the remainder, fearing the same (atr wens
. compelled to lay down their arms. The eft.
loin I of the guards,' Mailot, died of hit
wuunda on the day of the battle.
VIENNA, Dec. I.
, Thus "1 the emperor Napoleon agam, a
third time, give peace not to France alone,
but to the c,tilintlil, and more particularly tr '
the Austrian stales. England ia at length
con pcred in her allies.
How then la the central pc tee to he oh
taiued, and rendered taiisfictory to all par
ties? What remains but that EngUm!
should consent to her share of sacrifices ?
The emperor ha conquered half of tbe A tit.
trim empire will he turrsm'tr it tihhMit e
piivalcntsf Shall Englai.d, skulking bh'md
hr dirty cbannrl, rmoungt the contir.ent
to r J Shall the shed tht blood, and, at far
at in her lie, tnhati't tbe treasury of Kran;r,
and uffr nutblng in return f , The tmptror
Nli4ein will im suffer I hit. Shall Austria
alone be the avfft, erf The emperor 1'iancis
will ool sufftt this. England Must if Cstroc-tbut-j
10 tbe common rtdstsptibh.
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