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NEVBERN, N. C.; SATUEDAY, APRIL 13, .1822.
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vr3 AN-3 PU3LISHEO weekLit, bf the cu!vert from the building, and for raneari, in the year T&15;
. ' . .partial repairs generally. , The jco.n-j.the'said Thomas P. Ctrodwi
PASTEUP J WAis,
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House or Representatives
Monday, Murch 25.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS. ,
ClacklEdge, from me com.
pit eeon public buildings j made the
follovrinj KCPOl IT accompanied by
a ,;!J. w fiich was read and committed :
Tut 1 1 1 h y have attentively examin-fj-t'se
tiblic'buildirigsanjl upon ex
j.(lii:,afi M find that the wojk on the
v.uc building lids progrfssjHl, but
j ls rit been brought ; to tliat'state of
jirrkiii ti which calculated by
tin- esti -nates of the last year, all how
tver t: it was anticipated -lias been
Jure, except covering wim copper, a
s n iii p'ortioii of the roof, oVer ihe ii
Li.iiv, and tiit? chimney, and some
tarred decorations,' and 'some pan
0:1 ?'if west projection ; and one
u,,,.t yUiint Oil the east jxrojtction.
T!k.- iaii :e to coa,niVti the whole
iv.r.. t:i:t w.is co.itenKlatel. is airi ih-
uifi b uih architect, ro the general
y. k ivhicfi prevailed 'ainon the
v 1 .:him, and several .of - the princi-
and that expiration1 of. bis term of' susnension
win also di- from service: imJ hpfnrp I.;.- -l
nilttee recommend an annronnatiori; n snm'p fim iiwthii m.n(i. r f,... ! ! t. . ? 1
r r T i " f f luc "uea ptaies; nor was anv terw
! ?f 200 lor intin- and construct.) ry, 1820, :at thejlavatia. "That the mission or leave of absence from the
?aiu ii?rMepniaining allegations tliat country given to Captain Barron at
wv..u vufjiaiu vuuics uni I Ull, f UU" at'J
Hug his suspensionbeing t Peniam- it further appears to the court that
v.wU,'UIU: hmmj iu mi. i-joii, urnisn M'c suspension oi UaptaTn Barron ex
Consul at jthat pl.ce, certain declara- j pi red on the Sth day of Februarv
the President and government of the
United States, hi?hlv improper and
unbecoming an nifir.fr-nC ihf HmtA Sprrntarv tU V',.! i
I states,) were communicated by tjie I. oi. them marked titivate, wliirh
Jnvir Oeparfment to the said Capt J -duly received a!t the Aavy Denaif.
--.. vuiiuii -Ajj.4ifiutm, aiio rtiiu copies oi wicii' f
copies thereot deliveied to. him in I e" ' ttiese pioceedius
if 3 or aniMjm half in advance. in the culvert,1 aijid for annual
j pairs, wnicn, in aunition to me unex-
pendej balance in the Prestdenrs
house.' will make 3,300 the sum re
quired. ! . I .
The committee! would have been
gratified if they could nave recommen
ded the appropriation '.necessary to
complete the south portico, but in
consequence of the lare appropria-
A 1 I Ml I '.f
1813, whilst he still remained' at Cd
penhagen and that on 22d of Jul v.
v.ciprdiii oarrou wrote to the
tion which will be necessary to tarry
on the centre building cf the capitol,
they cannot at present recomniend
f "siirh nn'irnnrlfii-n J "for tKf arp O tU
opinion that it is mpre for the interest
of tire public to brifi th capitol to
that state of progress towards comple
tion, which it is calculated to do, by
the estimate for thepreseut year, than
to complete the isoiith portico to the
piesident,!i house, iwhich cm', in its
(iresent state be 'protected from sus
taining much injuryj; u.itil such time
as the aooroDriaii va can be made
r ' f .
more conviste.jtlv with the public in
terest than at present.
I tie C'vrnuittee hive prepared a bill
making the a')oe inennoned appro
priations, which thejf have directed to
be reported to the House.
18I9,soon after his return to the U.
States. " i'lliat Captain Barron passed
fef00! Baltimbffe in thf spring of
no answer was given by the
Secretary of the Navyoo- said- letter
nqr were any other communications
tne year IS 19, where the said Good- I received by the A a vy Departiiwiitfrom
,win men was; nut whether Captain captain tfa
1 . s j , ii.in-.iaem.s, wnicfi ticca.iiou
i-j ,n ucn iuu'i i ufjti.m and delay ; but
l Mtf.i'i ; ia xi lioiss "in the month oi
neiij1t r. the buildniE; was ttH'iedn
i.iit. tlirtt stiite it now ap. "aj s, v inch is
i.vi !tr snoit oi vvti.it was autiCiiicUed
I: Lie al esti u ite. ;
i expenditure has been kept whh-
i) i i - a. ,j(:i i, iiori. auJ tiie work
ht bt.f.i tx ecu led witii correctness
an mi tiny. i ne c.miruutee have
1 t .
;oi uuNieu tiie woiri wlncu was
t! i' m tiie Piesidei:ts house thei.ist
sm.;;i a id tmd it-x cnted with much
r.f..;jiess ; it is stati-d, howevVr,. by
fit aichitect, that hk) will be lieces
.- t.-v Mn.i Liu inu ii-wV -.. I r'ninii huil ivitK -it .r. ! . I c . .1 i . . . ,
y-: w,ui"yv jr- .nuitr jiereioiore, ai- uiai place, and with tlfc said Lewis
ii' j. " it uwn maue. I nev navp hPpn A I ,vnn th:.f H
. . . : . ... 1 1 1 1 1 r 1 - . ' J- ' n,i' v n,neses never
Jv tiie committee s renort. it wi i itn.ii lit from the nub he tor no nil
i 1 - 1 , . it "in j. ir.H j.ni viti nn
k seen that the expendftuie on the Tt"ci son than an impression that a pub- thine resnectinV thf i :
1. 1 . 1 . , ! I; : -.1 . 1 . ' . .- ' C ' ' - oinaji in
i it hi s uouse is not equal to the " ""o " uuout rue consent of (Jap
i; yrnpii iti n, and thA tiiere remains
u -.-x;ieo led, ttie sum of 1,100. The
MHii.t! of the old eiecuhve olice has
btrii rt:!i(J!eted. a;nl by the 'report til
t.fC jtiiiiitif, or.i,l03 33 less tiian
ti- taiiiii tie and ajipropi ia:?on.
la c nii'ju.'iet; iiave ieceived from
t :,f ui"!i let i the subjoined estimate
ti ii;' co't i I ibrao4l materials, ne-'
crvaiy to 'ii - t ute :he ivorl; cm the
c -.Ait' Otiddmi:, tiie present year, and
in tlie iaiprov iog and legulatlog tire
I 'Y L'ro:ind roan'd l he capitol i
tMti . .to lor the centre buil-f
)" ; cj.lt uiateJ, with a view to fay.
coinisniiee roou s, and to
cMniifi( tl. .4-oe dome over the
Ylilre lillii li.Ki 1 1 a . -...!. I I
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CASi OF CUPll BARROX.
From the National liiteHienrer.
The Proceediisoi'a Court of En
quiry, held at the
uarron saw tne said Uoodvvin, does
not-appear to the Court by the testi
mony; and it is stated by Captain
Barron that he did, not.
i nai it appears to the Court. th;.r
? PVy V iJJiam Lewis was a m m of
the stiictest lionor and inteVrity. and
u uiucer oj (ustin-uished merit; and
that the chaiactei of the said Good
win for truth anoveracity was highly
respectable, but that he was of a very
ardent temper, which was particular
ly manifested when excited by con-
veisauun on political subjects. And
the paid Lyon was" also a man of re
It farther appears to the Court, that
Captain Barron did not, during his
rsjuence ai rernambucco, in the year
lyn, ew-Vork, u-)o?i C'aprain Jamks j five witfi Mr. Lyon, the British
i iuios, of the United States' Vavy, Consul- there, as stated in said Good-
... n'.t, urjvt-ueeii recent i y puolistied, 3 Cr oui inai me said Uaptain
iv-iur- a j i i h ) i i i v oi ine iavy Uepart- u"l,u" loueu a part ol the time in
m.'nt. Hiey were uibt printed at this a;; tavern, .and the remainder of the
oilice, A, we have onl just seen them. J"ne in a house which he rented joint
The whole pamphlet makes Ml pa- . w,In Fernandez, wlio - was the
ges. Prefixeti to it is this note : j supercargo of the vessel in which
Captain barron went our to Braii as
master; and that it appears to the
' Conrt bv trimnnv nf tn?.. o.w....ui...-
1 he following proceedings are pub- witnesses, who wer ;,Jjr.,.J.K.
Mined at the request of Captain Bar- , co in the ear 181 1, and had frequent
ron ; and this request Would have been conversations tviih the said Got- Iwin '
complied with at any time heretofore at that
" Nduy Department
March 25A, 1S22.
Cap- said Goodwin's letter, to the Secretary
iron, until his return t. h
r t - , . . ' - w . . . . . w S!C
united States in 18 IS.
11 Joes ot ap:ear to the Court, that
ydpidin oarron made anv actual at
tempt to return to the United Stales
until the summer of the year Iil4,
when, in pursuance of the advice m'
tie honorable Henry Clay, one of the
ministers of the Uirited Slates, then in
Lurope to whom Capfaid Barron hud
expressed las earnest desire to return
to the United States, and serve in the;
war wiih Lngland, he proceeded from
Copenhagen to Gottenburg, and oh
the ilthof June, in that vear." apnlied
to Captain Samuel Angusyoi the Uni
ted States corvette; John Adams' for
a passage on board that vessel (a this
'I'hat Captain A ngus expressed h i m
selfwiiling to comply with tiie request,
but irpffire-ii font i .1 .
. . . yuj.i. uuiiuu iu ine rion
orable John Quiucy Adams, and the
honorable Jonathan Russell, -two of
the ministeisi of' the United - States,
(then about to embark on board said
corvette for the Texel,) tot their opin-
...I; ' . i . .... :. H
ion wneiner "tnis could be done !con
sistently- with the character of the said
ship tis a c.ii) tel. " .
' That Captain Barron stated to the
said ministers that his motive hr wish
ing to return to the United States at
Uiat time, was ins earnest desire to ot
ler his pi oessionaJ services to his
country m tlie war in winch she was
then engaged, and to claim employ-
..j me muikiii 10 winch, he iva
entitled in the navy ; but that tiie said
And it does not gppear that hp made
application to any of the ministers,
agents, or consuls, of theaJijited
States in Europe, or to any other per
sons, to obtain an advance ottheluntls
necessary to enable him to return
home. - .ior when he imported him
self for service in 1813, did he ajiply
to the Navy Department for funds, or
at any subsequent peu'od of his ab
sence, or make known his wants to 1
the Depaitment. tor conld any ap
plication to such ministers, a ents or
consuls, in their ollicial capacity, have
been successful as they hail no spe
cibl aiithotity to nifcke adyancts.
i tit : . 11 i n i v k
1 vou'u "improper, until of the Aavv; nor. did thev hear from ! immsts Mi themselves compelled
a unnl decision wasmde in his case, any other person or persons at that ! with reluctance,; to give it as
I .istiiuit of hnqmry was comj)o- place any reports orrrumduKs of such j Meupinioh to Captain An ms ,ji;it
T1 f Y"?1: te';,t rai)r- Eva,,s tl c.nvetulionS diaviog takeYi place be-! he cpH "ot. consistently 'with the
v-aPl -lorris. The Jbdi;e Advocate . tween (Tatkt.'ii.i li-... .....i . . ; terms m' tiiP nrui ; .......
., . . ft ri i a ' r t auusrtm I40ti, - t; , a ..passage ttw
. '"""'t q. as are sta.ed in said , tw .... i.. --captain liar ron. In r(.nol,..; ',
I - it nil iiii ir-a i ijiii hi ail
i nis case h is been !kn imirli tUa in
pic of discussion in the neu spap is,
and st) often alluded to even by mr
selvesj tiiar presed as ive nre I v ot'ier
matter, we let I oui !v-s bound to
make room for the eoifclusioiv of
pr.veetiingsol the Court, which is as
folly tt s ; 'I
I r'dav. Jah
; 4', 'ism.
C o.. in CI. .til. s St.'W:,U
C... I r !
gaf evidence has been produced torfie ! wn'c" CatHain Airbus declined ro.n-
Court, tending to prove the truth of the '' ",br,w,t Captain ;i;arron?s request
iillegations contained in said letter a,,lJ iie reiu.n.-d uj Copehiiagen'.'
, jAnd it further appears tq the. Court, ThaCCaptain Baf ron subsequently
that Captain James Barton left theiaf ,ied n-v.' ietter to; Air. Russell,: at
Uiiited Statess on or about the 6th tUv Client, during the s'ulnimer of .the Vear '
of A pril, I S 1 2, as master and super- j l bl4
cargo of the Brig Poitia, belonuhnMo Sae 11
L-a calclafd in the s,!.iiexl ei 'i V IvcUvr,
nititc-iuU, viz. stone, btick and t r U,,t:KO,i Ls(l Advocate.
v j. . 1 ri he minutes o .-i:
ff:n the -deliberation which the
counimtee have ijiveu the subject.
rt roaHiiend Uie dome to be built
vo'j.1, a.:d the apprupnatibn thev
f'M.e is l.-urtded on tiie estimaii fi.r
:VJine oi at d.-script.oni 'J he com-
f''' h.-.ve txamiru d tl f progress
a li;is (mo . ....,. . j 'i
ii raun uniff and
'crn,, tle ?rounj rouf)tj t()e ca
"iron mat the labor
' ,:'f,s ,Ke done in these two
K's of eijwnditure is not as morh
ii.J Ive been performed by the
r r j'liu.jiMis tvfiii.ii nave
e m ade for ihIr .
1 ';lf Cd'ilmlttua .
( ......ran; moreover Of o-
t.i It NIK!. nnnr...!..iirt...
rr'J ;!tl!!e tWnmltjKI.. .. !.:i
tt""la ' "lr, llllt lllfl tr
fu , '?s':, aqnaniity of stones and
D L i I I tVJ r jwl . t - i i
m.M rr-i lilt- v'lfkiiftii r
- AJMJIIir. Ill I i ! M I 1 iwf f i)lllilt.rr
and the-evidence with t.' -Hccomp.i-nynig
documents, were .p !,v tu
Judge Advocate, and ti Ctmrt uro-
cerued t) d. libeiate on jlhe case, and,
aiier cuteiully considernig the testi
mony, aret-d npon the loilowing
The Court havini pre ceeded to ex
amine iut, the u.i .teis , M . d in the
uairdtU Pom tjie hnt)i cihle Secretin v
of the K.tvy, dated the twentieth day
oj Aiaicli, -one tilouaiid (lahl hundu ii
land twenty-one, do report the follow
ing statement theieof as )t appears to
them : I i!
It appears to the Court, that Can-
tain James Ba, ron, was, by sentence
tjf a im-t I k, ; . . . ..
. . i.i.n.1111, ;ut jj ui" t.aie tiie
;sSr. .Armistead atid Kellvof Nor
folk, and proceeded to L;on, where
in s'udjbng inTthe bein-
i. nig ol
rtquest or a nas-
to the United States, in the cor
vette Jonti Adams, then King at the
Texel, and received a'li ansuer fVom
Mr.' Russell, stating -his and Air. Ad-
it. further appears tt)
that:Captain Bairon had, duri,. ih
war, the choice of 3 different routes by '
whichilie miiiht have returned to ti
The first was by wav of- Fn.d .n.i .
by which route it does not appear,"
jrom the testimony, that any pa.tif'u'
lar difficlties weie (exn-pr'at one pe- .
nod) interposed to the passa-e ((f clli- '
Zens ol the United Mates, not In the
M-rvKe ofthn.r ctMjutry. Bm seV, ral
witnesses slate their imoresMon il.r
a naval oflker, retinuinL- Imm l .m,,,.
to lhi United Mates, if liavellmo u.i-
der that avowed character. w.m.I.i
tainly be liable to, detention and im
prisonment; and, if travvlli,,., ...
merchant, under fcome citctmisfaiirH.
be exposed to mtir'
H he second was from sf.rn.. r,....
the north of Europe,, j., America,, or
neutral vessels. Jrdoes .lot appear
that uny ol our ou it itit i chant VesspU
escaped the vijlance of the . n'emy's
ci uize.s, alter the .let laratioi, of wsr
Was peneralfv ami . .i.i :..f i
o ; fui't'vt Ktiovn in
the noit h ol Liu ope, st as to ifee t
titbit lit ti . C. .1 t
i..... yujc iitini uie liallic or I'nl;
north sea. i he only opportimii v mil
uer itK? American Hag, of n-a
o.,3.ouoiry oy that route, which has
been brought to the untie ol the Com t
is the piUboat CAampfatnwluch was'
sent by certain merchants io ew-
ork- tn inn. in r. . : . . . ..
7 " - ni.'i mauon to me
: . . . i . . i i . .. . ' (
' ," tJantc o jitc? declar
of war, and in which one of the
nesses, Bicliard Law, .esquire, u
ed to the United States, in thi- ..n
iu the .iuuinn
1S12, where the out- ; ams !esu e,tu give eflect to t apt. Bar-
wrrd c;-!:o was disposed of, and thf I ton request, -hut that the British no-
pioceeoa r. initP d by him to f.on.iou ' vfrument would not cohsent to permit
avoiding to instructions 'froih the ow- 1 ai0' oiner 'persons than those attached
i Sth day of February, one thousand
tmems be m.le Ihis 'sf , "r 7' v,ce OI n,e u'
llie v,.v--hk-, .he! ' ,,'";S: , Ji'Vi'e,Vl'.terSac
laken of fl,i-c, """'r?'" Sald and an-
i r i
i -"""-e h ue
..'.VhO K.. .1... f I . I
t-u " ,,,c ney r
nexed to th-ir nroceedm iho a
lelferfjom William ' LivU. F,n ,o
do appropriation ol- 120,- i "T" "ti'"' -a4-
u. 7"c' in addition to the nnev- ! " rou?ti, Lsq. dated
iuceof the aonrnnriatlon I . cw oepiemoer, fi, 1 SI 7 ,
ecu!iv.,fo '::." ,ana a lelier fiom Mr. fl ho mas P.
---- ..lit, in uinr (Inn,;- .ir -. w
the Secretary of the Aavy were writ
ten by the persons whose signatures
they, hear, and received by the per
t.k,.;. ,. -"-:u in Drjnc me cen-
NJ v.. 7 ,nai ate winch is pro
. hie estimate. -
k: . c,,annifi.H. h i L r . i j
i ii .., urpi lunuhnea .. i .1
Sll'ii.. . . J a""3 lit WOUIIl I ll'V V rM H f 1 1 r t V r.rk
d,.. V" -uth unrt;rrt t .u. n I ut"rdu' Mipposea io nave been lost
;VC Hn the. United States brig Epervier.
nei-s, except a part of the ame which
tta-i iiivevttd in a cargo ofifiuit, with
which he saikd f()r &-i5 id urt:
Miere ne arrived on Sd day of Juiv,
I5i2; and from thence sailed to Co
, 1, - 1 . .
liman, vvnere tlie proceeds of ihe
caiqo went into tiie hands oi the Dan
ish iM-vernment. The vessel was sub
q i tiy isold for tite suni' of ?50u
dollars Veie retnitted bv.Cautain lr-
ron to the owiiers, and 50'J doil JS re
taijid by! him to pay his own expen
ses nod those of the crew. That' the.
news of the declaration of war by the
United States against Great Britain
reached Copenhagen some time, in
the month ol July, 1S12) 'and that
Capt; Barron was wholly dependant
upon his labor and. exertions': as a ship
master for his support and 'the maiu-
tenance ot his family, being suspended
irom nis pay and emoluments. 1
And it further appears to the Court,
that no order or proclamation was is
sued by the government of the United
States in consequence of the declara
tion of war, directing such officers
of the navy as were absent from the
country to return ; but a j 1 ocla.na
tion was issued by -the Pj evident of
. I IT . If. . .
uie unueo oiates, on We l'jtj day of
Juue, 1S12, announcing Ihe-ceclara-titm
of war, and enjoining ondi mil
itaiy and civil officers to be vigilant
in the; execution 0 their duties. That
no special order was sent by the Navy
Department or given: to Capt: Barron
inrecung nis return ; nor w ire any
to the Legation" at Ghent, to embark
on board m at shij).
It does ot sppear by anv evidence
produced to the Court, tiiat Captain J and the' first part of the year 181
1 1 n 17 colui.. j. I f 1 if If'iffiOi . 1 l - . ... I
.. autipcqueni auernpi vu;',,-.'a,w" w,lu f.eguiar passports
of 1812; which oppo,tuuitv was con
noeniiidiy .made known to
f 1 1 - licrv.in I.. 1, !. .1 i
.... . ,w ,,,,,,. uoaj Mjjvcou-
Mgn.-d; but was not publicly known
at Uoenhageu.. nor ;.conMdeied safe
opportunity at that season. And that
the object tor which r:Hp.:ai ;ano,i
proposed to embaik, mi-iu haveWn
an objection to rtct .ving hjm on board
of a neutral vesel. . .
ihe third route, which cL;in
Barr..n might have se 1 ct( d to lef,',,
to the t inted States i'i,.t Y ....... i .
en, dorii. tiie continuance of tiiowiir
was to pioceed over land to some port
in France, or elsewhere in the s.inih
of Lurope, and tlipr. ;ol:.; .... ....
. ' ""Mil CO) I1JJ
jortunity of embarking m a letter of
niaique, or jjrivaieer, or other vessel.
l lie expenses oi such a Journey by
land, according to fhe testiiiiony w liich
has been pioduced to tlie Court, would
have varied from J00 to dollar!.,
according to the period and the cir
cumstances iu which it might be un
dertakei, and the manner iu which
it should be conducted. -
Jf appears that, in the year 1812.:
to return to the ignited States, but he j anU sufficient pecuniary means, might
remained at Copenhagen until the f have proceedeti fr m Conenha-ii tn
close of thi war! with Lowland, and ; France; exreiit lor the British "blork-
did not .return to this country until 1 u'Je C passages between the' Island
file latter part of the year 1818. ' eaJtiid, in which Copeidiapen
That Captain Barron has -been'-' paici. islands,1 and the c- ntinent ; whith
his half pay fjrom the bth day of I Vb- however, dose not appear to hav
r.uary, lSl-, to the 28th wf 'February.'! fnVnred .any ' considerable obstacle
tui, irora April, IM, to April, 1814,
the communications were extremely
efnbarrassed by the slate of thevar,&
the movements of the different armies.
After. April, 1814, there was no very
serious obstacle to his proceeding
from -Copenhagen to any pan of
Fiance; but the difficulty of em'bai k
ing in the pons bf that country for
the United States was proportionally
increased, for a short time, iu Conve-'
quence of some of those ports beiin
occupied by the Biitish, and othe.s
exposed to their controul and close
and full pay and ra
tions, from tne last-mentioned day,
to the 2 1 st of January, 1821. That
he drew on the accouiitant- of the ia
vy, at Copenhagen, on the 29th of
.November, 181, directing the said
accountant to pay to the order cd iWrs:
LlizabeJh Barronr or to that of Air.
Wilton Hope, of Hampton, Virginia.
any balancf his haif-pay thatmight
be due at tiki t tune. ' 1;
That it dos not appear to the Capt.
Court at what rate of exchangeia bilf
on the government of the U. States'
could have been negotiated at Copen
hagen during the late war ;, but that
it appears from the evidence extreme-1
iv difficult, i( not impossjbfe, to have
Hygoudieu 0111s on this eouutrv-
ridT. :.'"S,de f 011 "er return ho, horn the Medite !,her orGers 8lve a'LiFa''a''l distinctly appear,
fci 10 graduate and conitiuctj lCf Barron previous or subssquojS ta the 1
And, at all times before the peace
of Paris, in May, IS 14, there was'
very considerable difficulty in pro-.
curing passports for American rid. i
It further appears to the Court that P travel through that nan of
Barron was; in embarrassed circum continent of Kurope, and many
stances, arid in want of pecuiiHir' ' vexafi.ons.Knd interruptions irom the
means while at Copenhagen ; but (the Touce of different countries and the
precise exfent.of his embarrassments, movements bf troops; which latter
and of his means, at difierent periods. ostade did not entirely cease after
, me yuuiioeiuai peace.
IVo evideuce has been produced to