,1 , X,- i ."I tame daybyah officep of theU; Swmy to ftevlatpvtn, .SefikUtlh 18t3. SIR-Xio consequence" of tour message to me, scrrrat' interviews were had between pur friends, it wa's at length agretd betweehjtheifn that :hejr ,;;OUlu uieci ai iis ursv uupsi; uuuvc .uic a uuawau. a bridee, and proceed, from thence to Great hit and to select a spot for, our meeting. On their ac- rival at that place on Saturday, propositions to noitpone the meetings were made on the partoii your : inenu wwi.ii tuuia nuv. uc itti-cucu i.u ujr mine wuhout consulting ine, and with thatview the were tomeet this morning at 8 o'clock at the Falls of Niagara at this place my friend punc. tually attendedi and now reports that neither your friend or any apology appeared, r ?,-, ; , This very extraordinary conduct ? on your part, toeether with the fact of your havingdisclosed the affair, in violation of the most solemn pledge of 1 1 1 1 . 1 i 1 secrecy ano wnicn nas peenmosi reiigiousiy -ad hered to on my part and that of my friend) to two or three persons besides your friend, and the in formation I have just received, that Geri. Van HeniseJaer. was made, acquainted with it, and in jton&equence of which, he has kept a watchful eye on all my actions she ws conclusively that you .Jiave trifled with me, and that it never was yodr intention to meet me and, I now declare that if you do not make me a suitable apology, I shall at a proper time publish you to the world as a pol troon, a cowardjuid a scoundrel i - I am, c. SOL VAN RENSSELAER. Lft B. JPqrter,Eag. Quarter Maatcr Ge- The Dublication threatened in the foreeoine: let ter has been withheld, as well in consequence : of the General contempt in which Porter ,is held, as from an unwillingness to enter into a newspaper controversy which might involve third persons, aM lead to the disclosure of facts and transactions of a delicate and confidential nature, connected with the interest of the service. For the saotffreasons I forbear to enter into fur jther particulars at present. If a fuller statement .should become necessary hereafter, it shall be gi ven without reserve. " It is presumed that' the printers who have published the article from the Columbian, will insert this statement also. SOL. VAN RENSSELAER. - 5th',- Mr. Jones this gentleman's pretensions arev aptly' illustrated in the decision of" the Ame. rican commissionsers in London, under , the sev enth article of 'the British treaty. . The executyie touch! JVashad -the jmagieal efTecf 6f transforming him into a, virtuous and enlightened citizen 6th.: iyir. VinWney rotlent to theTyery core ".touch him and he talis to pieces' ffi ateSDeeeh on the ne army bill, lie Ran dolph, ;the greatest orator of the age," speaking of. m ... " il .: toe inqunsj' nas inis. passage ww,iw theIndians are of our seeking' , The qhrisuans-of the couhtf f are in the habit of hunting the heathen as they are of hunting the deer, bear, or any other game's and- who are we who do it r pe v irgi Such are the men who are selected to direct the destinies ofhe rising Republic, which frdtn the very nature of the government, ought to have vir tue for its foundation. Can the country flourish ? Cah the government last ? It is true 'the' Jeffer sonian system, which is a branch of Napoleon's, cannot be 6uDDorted. but bv havihor such men at the head af affairs jf for to commit knavary, a knave 1 will nor ought to give up the rfght of search musi dc emiuysru , iv supuri an urgauiscu sys tem of falsehood, he whojfloes hot scruple to pro mulgate and patronize falsehoods, must direct affairs, but in the nature of things; such a govern ment cannot last. ; , ". ' of treason ta-believoohat ;tbe Indianiwertinatigit: ed bv th British, t No s thev were Invaded, hunt. ed, assailed ; and the f must fight or die" r It is to be feared here is too much t'rath. The; Indians will never. (njoy repose :while they nav;Jat lands artd but slender means, of deiendwg toem. Mr, Randolph asserts that England neither (iaii, .Postscript: ; S' LATEST FROM t'RANCE. ex 1 The schr. Kemp, capt- B Uvn, from Nantc. afi rived at:' Annapolrs yesterday, .She -jailed .from Nanli tne 23th DeCembeK;;,?2;;''.. , &-,:''h '.r' FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1813. THE VIRTUOUS CABINET. It is boasted, since the removal of Eustis and Hamiltdh, and the induction of Armstrong and 'in the transfer of certificates; and, contemplating NEW SYSTEM OF NAVIGATION. '.. In the Senate of the U. States, pn the 8th inst. the resolutions, submitted by Mr. Dana, from Con necticut, respecting a new sysiem of navigation, were referred to a committee of four, with instruc tions to report by bill or otherwise. These reso. lutions comprehend the following principles 1. That no vessel shall be recognized as bearing the flag of the TJ. States, unless known to be register ed Or enrolled, and officered and manned as requir ed bylaw. 2. That merchant or coasting vessels shall not enjoy the respective privileges to which each description might be entitled, unless the offi cers and the whole of the crew, or at least a ma jority thereof shall be native born or adopted Ame rican citizens. 8. The mode of proving citizen ship to be fixed by law 4. All American mari. hers and apprentices to be comprehended and des cribed in an official sea-paper, which, after the return .voyage isJoj5eaccoyn ed. Similar documentary evidence to be furnished fishing and coasting vessels. And no cfllt-ctor hereafter to issue separate certificates of citizen ship. As the question at this time presents itself we are inclined to think very favorably of the forego " ing project. It would certainly tend to check Irauds IT , s The House of Representatives have rejected the bill making compensation to the officers and crew of the Constitution for the destruction of the .Goer tier. Vv'- - Government has purchased the Macedonian of Commodore Decatur and crew, for the - sum of - bn the lOih instant were counted the haUots ffi President and Vice Preaidf nt of the U, 8tateaq VUm k.1lA .fnivl lhn. ' ''!' ' "' ' Jones, that there has been, at no period since the union, so virtuous iand enlightened a cabinet. I st.: As , to Mf :. Madison '9 virtue. It would be jCnough to mention his false and degrading pro. tarnation, still unrevoked and persisted in to this flay. 1 That act alone shews a mind debased and capable of any thing, no matter what, il required to preserve his party,, The attempt upon Mr. Randolph, when leader of the majority to grati IJy the wants of France, with two miHions of dol- Jished a character for Mr. Madison which poster ty will do ample justice to. Upon these subjects ifthere will be but one opinion, twenty years hence. 2d. Mr. Gallalirt he is from a country, whose Istery name is a reproach in Europe- Flying from I poverty and persecution in his native land, he I sought an asylum in the United States, was re ceived with open arms, and soon honored with the Confidence of the people of Pennsylvania. The manner in which this man requited the Jiospital ty and unsuspecting kindness of his adopted coun try, was by stirring up insurrection, and figuring 5n the character of a rebel. So much for the yir tue of the second member of the cabinet, look ing over his repeated usurpations and acts of tyran ny in office, and leaving- to those of his own patty ead former friends, who commenced the enquiry, to explain the manner in which he has risen from indigence to affluence. - " -' ' " 3d. Col. Monroe this gtmlpmart cimeout of oliticat banishment, upon condition of surren de.ring his conscience into the keeping of the vir luoua Mr. Madison, abandoning the principles he brought with him from Europe, and became an the inclusion Of thewhole crew of a vessel in one protecting document it certainly bids fair to be a most effectual raeanjor preventing the impress ment of our own citizens and confounding them with foreign seamen. Congress would act wisely in trying the axperiment. NORTH-WESTERN ARMY. A total and bloody defeat has been experienced by that portion of the western force, which was under the immediate commanLof Brigadier Ge neral Winchester A detachment, under the or ders of Colonel Lewis, had been pushed forward as far as the river Raisin, where on the 13th Ja nuary, they had an affair with a company of Ca nadian militia and some hundreds of Indians. The action lasted from three o'clock in the afternoon until dark, when the rout of the enemy was com plete. The Canadian militia retreated early in the engagement ; but the Indians contended ob stinately, and it is believed suffered much On our side weieten killed, with two captains and twenty privates wounded. Col. Lewis's detach ment remained undisturcd until the 20:h, when Gene-al Winchester joined him with 250 men, making in all 1000 effective troops, 1 he t.enerai then took the command. At reveille on the morn. ing of the 22nd, this force was attacked by a body of British and Indians, said to be 2000 strone, who succeeded in surprising Winchester. His men were routed in twenty minutes, and himself killed scalped, and his body hacked to pieces. Six hun- 200,000 dollars. A splendid reception was lately ffromBuffalorand itiviciftity, which concur irtita. o-ivn tn th rmmnHftw- nn entering his native tine thatutrt. Winchester is not killed, at report city, Philadelphia. -..v - ed frbm Ohio, but is among the prisoners i ukejl . : c - bv the British. Aw. Int. Extract of a tetter from New Orleans dated -'-'y ; Decembe" 13, vu;'-: " Mr. Fromentin has been appointed senator, in the room of Mr L?gruder. Our army,, in this ri iarter is augmenting very r fast. " We shall have 10,000 men by the first of March. None of our militia wilt volunteer or put themselves under the command of General Wilkinson Our reinforcments are from Tennessee arid Kentuc- , Naturalized Seamen. - It appears by. the tepoH of the Secretary of State, that in the nineteen years from 1793 to 1812 inclusive, there have been 1,530 naturalized citizens enrolled as American seamen in the custom houses of the United States. A letter from Albany, mentions,, that a caucus of democratick members of the Legislature met on the evening of the 21st inst. and nominated D'an iel D. Tompkins for governour, and John Taylor, for lieut. governour of the state, at the ensuing spring election - ;i Tsoy, Jan. 16 We are informed bf gentleman of this town, who receired his information from a person direct from Sackett's harbour, 'that a battle was fought there a few days since between about three hun dred sailors and a numerous body of the Militia, in which the sailors were defeated, having ona" of their number killed, and a great many wounded, some of them very badly. The sailors were ar med with clubs, we were hot informed what wea pons their opponents fought with. " Thirty men are said to have been left On the field after the battle. - -h FRACAS 111 ; v " A seridua affair took place on iaturdajr evehfog in water street, between some Spanish and Ameri can sailors. The former, about twentt in number, having been "roughly handled by our sailors in a fracas the preceedlng evening, came-ashore -expressly it is said, to be revenged ; for which pur pose they provided themselvel with knivet and soon provoked their adversaries to an affrar, who not suspecting treachery, attacked only with the weapons which nature had given them. In a few minutes six of the American sailors were stabbed, one of whom died 6n the snot, and another , it is thought cannot survive. vThis was done before the euard could repair to the scene. They howe. ver arrived in time to secure the greater part of the murderers, whom they rescued from the en raged pupulace and committed to prison. - - - Norfolk-Jierald. IMPORTANT, if true. A letter was received the day before yesterday, dred nf the ToOO shared the fate of thtir central : ana al- the others. except. perhaps about thirty,! by a gentleman in Washington trom his tnena wrre made" prisoners. It is said the General slept; in Baltimore, in which the writer says ' Mr. Ran- about a quarter of a mile from his men, and that dall(a mercaantot mitimorej nas just reccivu rniKrnfhffitri lodged in -Private houses m roer fcla'ichooner. Racer, airTved at A nnapdlfs. in "Vrt irvtlkinn. F M r. Mntm' dliTPnritSir hint thft neighborhood. 33 days from Bordeaux, positive accounts that ftelf in France, Ma recti by gen. nfcmgtdn, and i -This is a most disastrous event, ieariy equal toi Bonafiarte great battle at Smo the peculating charge for the court dress, his )r-- the unfortunate defeat ot Jit. Clair, in i7i. in lensk uaz. nauVi Sted exploits while aid de-camp to lord Sterling, ) that battleuO men were killed. Am pie revenge, and his reunitine (produced by the bribery of office) 1 kowever, wai afterwards taken by Wayne, near Accessary alter tne tact to antne misaeecis wntcn 1 have-4amned-W?eVerlastinfameheir8mhor 1 with those who drove , him into obscurity, suffi jciently indicate the virtuous dualities of this new tended id6l of democracy, f w - 4th. General Armstrong this gentleman is Admitted by his fiiends, to be the author of the h ui vuc nai iir iiiucpcir.icuur, iu iuiii iiitu I .swords )spon their country.-We substitute to any temarks ol our own, the subjoined extracts Irom General Washington's address to the aruiy. extracts. He (Armstrong) had . another plan in vtewj SA which candor and liberality , of sentiment, re- fgard'to justice, and love of country have no part : r-j4 . . .... j i . ana ne was rignt to insinuate ine uarsesi suspi cion to effect the blackest design." - If peace tkes place, says he (Armstrong) i "Dever sheath your sworda until; ydu have obtained lull and ample justice (from their own coun try.) .This dreadful alternative (says Gen. Wash. Jngton) of either deserting, our country in the ex tremest hour of distress, or of turning our arms a gainst it,, which is the apparent object unless con gress can be; compelled into instant compliance, has something ao shocking in it, that humanity i ixevolts at the idea. My God ! (exclaimed the fa- thebfhjs country) what can this writer have in :iewi bv recommending acuh measures ? Can he Jbe a friend to , the army I Catt hi, at a ratEMo ro thx country .? rather is; he not an insidious emissary, perhaps from New-York, plotting the ruin of both, by sowing the seeds' of discord and feneration between the civil and military powers of J Gen. Armstrong iaT universally considered a I perfididus, designing, treacherous man j and the I JRianner in which he , furnished the federal party ith veapona) U attack and annoj dbln, the same spot. . ' ;. ' s5' General Harr1sons troops have returned bacc as far as the portage uver, at the crossings of Hull's road, where .they are well supplied with provis ions. The movement of gen. Winchester to the river Raisin wasto secure a considerable quantity of provisionsrand to protect the inhabitants. Col. Lewis and Col Aliens are supposed to have fallen. Gen. Harrison, at the Rapids on receiv inglhis information fell back about 1 miles, where his forces are concentrating. Gen. Topper has marched-to join4Iarrison. Gen Perkins, with his brigade, and Gen- LeTtwich and Gen. Crooks, with ithetr trigades are with Harrison. A small quansity of provisions, which could not be brought trotn the Rapids, as destroyed. The troops which were engaged were mostly iCentuckians. ' Saturday night Ihroiigft the British squadron at inlihoFlnsTd bould distinctly hear the centmels speak. ' Capt; Burton bathe up to the city last evening ind has favored us wlih a file of Paris papeb t1 we iai-wiMy... ,...vv ,-1. ... -frn:-' "-: The ehipcrbr Napoleon arrived at 'the Palace or the Thuilleries t 1 lo'clock on the night of the Ulh of iJec His arrival at Paris wax most pompously announced in the French papers. ' 'rV' V'pAais, Da'c. 20.- . !,HU'majeatthErj(iperbr irriyed at thepalao5 'the' Thuilleries at j I o'clock on the night ot of the tbei 18th; The approach of his happy return was announced during that day b values of t" Sev'erateietteri haVe oeei received in "this dfy The ballot stood thuv Ja mes M adiion, -Elbridge Gerry, De Witt Clinton, Jared Ingersoll, 12A? 131 Codinbvro, Jan. 24 Since, the 20t)i inst. 53 persons mostly British;: soldiers, have reported themselves jto Capt. Fop.- syth (Commanding officer at this post) as deser ters from Prescott or its viclncity. ( Several haves brought over their arms. , " ? Thespian Society; MEMBERS are req rtst . i t . ,n ;et at the Ir dian Queen Tavern to morrovV (Sa u 'day) . tv:n; ing, at X o'clock, on Business of the first impor tsnce to the interests of the Institution. By or-, der of the President, 4 4 Feb. 18.; T. W. LORRAIN, Sec. c I SAYS, SAYS I JUST RECEIVED, and for sale by John and bert Stuart, a few copies of the new novel, I Says, Says L V. BY THINKS I A O MYSELF, WHO ALSO, . Desilver's (spotted) PLAYING CARDI , . Feb. 19. U ' : A House arid Lois, in Raleiglu ;; ... ton $ALS. ,1 . , THE subscriber offers for sale, the house ant4 lot, on Fayetteville street, which he at present oc' cupies as a dwelling house and work shop. Also. -three losts, lying on Salisbury, MDowel arid Da vie streets. He also wishes to sell a likel v young Negro Woman, about 23 or 33 years of age, to ny person who lives In this neighborhood and who, is accustomed to treat negroes well. None olbety need apply. The terms will be trade known orj application to THOMAS EMONO , Feb. 19; 8l,3t Notice to Contractors. THE undersigned being a committee appolntetl by the county court of Granville, to conn act fot the buiTding of a JAIL for said county, do hereby give notice,, that on Friday the fifth day cf March next, they will let out to the lowest bidder at the court house in the town of Oxford, the building said Jail, all the mateiials whereof to be furnish ed by jhe undertaker. A plan of the building will be shewn at jmy time by the committee toan person desirous of undertaking. John Waahingtotlf ' .Sen. Bullock?: fViUim Smithf- OxfordrFeb.M813 JVathaniel Rubor da Thonuu B. Ufilejohn, Extract cf a letter from gentleman in Baltimore, to his friend, in tnia piace, aatea reoruary jo. si'. 1 ' ' o 1 o. , ') The news of the day is so important Bnd deep ly interesting to the whole civilized world, that I also lose no time in intonmngjou ot it; 1 nere are letters in . town of late .date from France, which give strong hopes that the report of Bona parte's death is true-4etters to Qapt Tenant, mention,' that business of all kinds is at a dead ptand that a universal consternation prevails, and the people say that nothing tan relieve them from their present state but news from the em perort-that they do not HE AR frm hmt and are ignorant as to his' movements, do not know Where he is, and finally that he is miaaing. Th situation of things there is such that they dare not say he is dead, but speak- irr that kind of myste rious way as amounts to the general belief that he is reallv no more. The opinion here is very general that some Russian stabbed him." Ibid Ct.sA( KTrti.fhf ir"lini cAswtLL coUin:r.,:.-.":-".':."7 . ".1 court or Vlkas and ojjartkr stssionsy JAKPARY TBKM 1813 Thomas Brooks and Mary Brooks'. ' " .. PETITION FOIL ArmstadFI'.ppinandJaneBrackin,adrBi- DISTRIBUTIVE nistratora oftha estate of Thomas Brooks, y . SHARES. 4ee. and Joseph Brackin. J T ; IT appearing to the satisiacuon ot tms courr that Armstead Flippin, one of the defendants, is, not an inhabitant of thh state, it is therefore order ed, that unlesss the said Armstead Flippin apperf at our next County Uourt 01 neas mo uaneR.,. Sessions to be held for the county aforesaid, at tl o court-house, on the. second Monday of April nex, j and plead or demur, the said petition will be hearm ex-parte as to him, and judgment be enteted ac cordinely and that this suit bejiadvertised three weeks in the Kaieign -winerva. a , 81 A MTJRPHEY, C. C. A steam boahs about to be-put into operation j Extract oj a letter from JVbrjolk. dated February 9, on the waters of the Potomac between Alexandria, Georgetown and the Federal city. There are numerous reports of the death of Bo naparte. They chiefly rest, however, on circum stances which would seem to give such a tale great probability. A short- time will decide-whether. these accounts; as former ones of -the same na ture, shall b confirmed,' or be found to have spo ken rather the wishes of the authors than the ac curacy of their intelligence. JThetes forHvesident and Vice President of the U. State s7 were" to have been counted in the representative chamber, before both houses of .congress, qa the 1.0th mstanft The Baltimore Revenue Cutter, capt. Travis, was taken off Back River Point, coming from York, by nine boats belonging to the blockading squadron. The Gutter fought about one noar ana an nan, but being calm the boats jucceeded in board ing. ' : ,. j P. 9. Since The above, was written; I understand the vessel mentioned to be taken to Be the Reve nue Cutter captured yest erday , prpves to be' the Letter of Marque schooner from baltimbre 4 ' :,: .;. :r:-MARRIED n Thnnslv. the 4th inst. at the seat of AlcKaoder Lone, Esa. near Salisbury, capt John IV. Bradley, ot Lynchburg? Virginia, W State of North.Carolina, (, ' CASWELL COUNTY. OURTr:TrtASWD-tfAT:SSSlOH JAnaAat TERM, Gforge Findley 1813. f. PETltlOiT T - (L.Imh' Tncanb 5nl TlA h wife Elilabetn. uavio sneiion, ixuvjr i ivvvuvAHinf -Shelton and Henry Shehon, hoirs si law t of David SheUoft. dec'd. ' ' .; . .' IT appearing, to the sattfactroti w Ibis CtrcrfV IhatJbeJefjendantsjnThiBijuit are hotmhabiupt of this state, it fstlieref6reWared,nhat inle!s1he- said defendants appear at our next Lourt, ro no held for said, county on the second Monday f A pril next, and plead or demur, . the , said pefitioo will be heard parte as to them, and judgment entered accordingly-and that this sutt.be advtrt tised three weeks in the Raleigh Minerva. t T? AMyRPilBX.C.