Lid pablicly stow her fcntimcnti, in fdpportingr the American;
ofc, we but five mips of war in the world j would give
?r vote that inftant to declare war againft her, as thVonly repa
Son which' could fatisfy the injured honour of a gfeat nation."
f rtrnrhin concluded with movin?. That an humble ad-
,'.-. rfi.nfed to his Maieftv. molt dutifully reprefenune to
Hi Royal Wifdom, that this Houfeis deeply penetrated with the
rfimneiidinp ruin to this kingdom, from the continuation
r .. .;nn.Mifil war afrainft the Britifh Colonies in America, and
noil humbly to advife his Majefty to take the molt fpeedy and ef
fectual meafures for putting a flop to fuch fatal hofiilities, upon
t. a ;uft nd folid foundation : namely, the removal of accu
mulated grievances; And to aflure his Majefty, thkt this Houfe
will enter upon mis great uu uskcuijr
and difpatch, in order to open to his Majefty,; the oly means of
rtzair.bg the affeaions of the Britifti Colonies, and of fecuring
m Great-Britain the commercial advantages of thcife invaluable
POu"tfSoni.. Fully perluadecl mat to neai, ana 10 reurcis, ww oc
mere coagenitf to the gocdnefs and magnanimity of his Majefty,
and more prevalent over the hearts of generous and free-born fub
jffli, than the rigours of chaftifement and horrors of civil war,
i'i.vK KlfKprtn hve ferved only to fharpen refentment, and if
continued, nioft end in finally diifjiving ail ties bcWeca Great-
Britain and the Colonics. . j
j PHIL AD ELPH I A,
Pk&fc to publifh the two following-letters, and oblige your hurri-
1 . . ble Krvant, s i. ox. v,
SIR. - Philadelphia Augujl X-j-J-
I I HA Vis fcen your letter to Mr: Louden, prclakory to that of
Mr Li'ius to yon. Various have been the foments with re
fute! to the concluding paragraph, but it has been generally fup-pof-d
to contain ah insinuation that the officer to wham the de
fence of Ticonderoga was committed was not traff worthy, and
intended to convey mat iuca. inumu
it nor to'put a forced conftrudion upon it 1 therefor! leac it to
yocrfclf to explain, and that explanation, whatever it is, lex
pettyou will be good enough to return me by tbd bearer, ine
Ptctlemau ii one of my Aids de Camp, and wilt Wait for it.
i ' Iarri, Sir. your humble feryant,:
r . A R. S T. C L A I R.
Thtlhn. Msicr General Sullivan. . j .
S r R, ;' . Philadelphia, MgAl 777-
NOTHING but a fincre dtfire to convince General St. Clair
that I would no: wHh to fay any thing in the Gizctte way that
might operate in the lead againft an officer wKo it about to have
a trial by the proper judge's, would induce mc tO fxplam a gene
ral cbfervation in my Utter which the futj:Ct ledj to,- and vvhicn
mightwith asxhuch propriety be applied to one as another : but
to iatijfy you on this point, .l had not you in idea at the time,
aiid mould have made the fime cbfrrTations if Tfccnderoga
remained in our hand, or had never cxilUd. It w.asA3tural
obfenation, and the coi.ftruing it to pcint paitic'ulaily at you is
doing- vioknee to every rule ol conrlruction that 1 know any th;ng
about 1 " Sir, I am our very hurnbQe Servant, - ;
JOHN b 0 h 1 1 V A N,
Ye lis a. islajor General St. Clair. ; I
James Invir, Efq of this city, (iate Co!on-1 ofa Pcnnfyl-j
vaui bittalicn in the cociineuul Aim;,) ii aj ici;;tea a brigadier
General of this State. , -
t r n n n. u R S S. .7. 14.. J777-
"Rtfdved, That the FLAG cf the Uiutcd Srajes wT H I R
v i? m c T I? II P ; :1:pjna-e red and white: that the U-
nnn be T H L.R tT EEN S T All S Jwhiti xa a blue held,
ieprcientii a n w u'r.ftJllation. ' 1
tf-rtrafi frat the MlMi'lCS
l CHARLli'S-THOMSON J;decretary.
rn u r; r r s S . u?ufl 27, 777
: Ccngreff took" into corfidnatic n the'reurt tf the C, mmitteen
on the mcocof conuecl.i.g ih-enquiry ir.to thecaufes cf the eva
uationofTicondergaand Mount Independence, and into the
cendua cf the j;ntral fiicc- in the Nci them department a: the
time of the evacuaricc ; whea:u on, , , , r , ;
Refclvtd, That a Ccmraiacc.of th.ee member of Cpngreis be .
appointed and autiiciiuja to ccriclf ond wish cbhc Iwdcs, or
private prfons, fJv Ictier.cr JthcrW.fs, in this and the nrighbojr-y
instates, in order to colled the cfeaicil and fAileft evidence of,
the fiate of the army in the Northern department, and aUb cf the
fiate of the troops, xrilitary ftores and prpvifions at the laid poits,
before and at the time when the evacuation was determined up
on. ; k : ' ; ' : L 1 . ' ' ' V"- ' j
of the Council of War;
x o can iur iuu vAauiiu- j- . ,
and to enquire what orders were given, from time to time, oy tnc
Commander m Chid or tnat oepartaicn. . , a6,
To inquire particularly if the barracks and ftores were deftroy-
of the Ouarter Maftcr finpral. and Commlflkr
HnpraL what cuantrtv of-Dro virion had keen laid un it Ticon-i
deVoga, or ne;tr it, for the ufe ofrthe garrifon, and what ineafurea
were taken or taking for throwing in farther fuppli?3. . .i
To inform themfclves, as fully as poISble,- of the nuimbcrap4.
pointment, and movements of the en eniy from the time -of their
landing to this time of evacuating the fort; and a!fo,of the'nurnf
ber, quality iand condition of the garrifon, and if any and what
meafures were taken to gain intelligence of the ftrength ofthe e
nemy, by the Commander in Chief,1 or the Comoadding Offi
cer at Ticbnderoga. ' "M1 - " ' . j
To inquire1 of the Clothier General what clothing, j from time
to time, hadbeen iiTued for the ufe of the Northern department ;
and from other public officers; into the expenditures of fuch ge
neral ifTue?; ,' , ... . 'I't ' ; ;. j "i - riy-' . '. I.
To inquire into the number, equipment, and behaviour of the
militiaf and the term of fervice for which they were engaged, at
and before the time of the evacuation ; into the fituaticn and con
dition of the! lines at Ticondercga, and the fortincatiens upon
Mount Independence. "What works had been thrown up by the
enemy, what prfts they had taken, and the diftancfof their Works ;
what ordersjhad been given by the Commanding Officer for di
rccling and regulating a Vetreat,1 and the manner tn which the re
treat was conducled j. what orders were given relative ,to the fick,
and what cat taken of them. Whether any -Continental ifoops,"
and uhat niirnber. were at Albany, or in theieiirnbourhood, j
how long they had been there, and why they wcte not ordrrcd to
Ticonderoga. . j . : r. j " . -Jul. J-
To inquire into the number and fxzs-of cannon, and whether i
any were removed before the evacuation ; the quantity and fpecies;
'of military- ftores ; the ftate of the arms, both of the Ccntinentilj
foldiers ahdjmiHtia ; 'whether the troops were fumifhed with bay-
onets, and (whether there wercany, .and what number of, pikea
. cr fpears proper for defending lines. , " - 1 r j "
That upon fuch inquiry and collection of fadls, a copy of the.
whole be trnfmitted, by the faid Committee, to General Wafh
ington, and that- thereupon he appoint a Court Martial, for thiei
trialcf th2 General Officers Who' were in the Northern j department
when Ticonderoga and Mouut Independence were evacuated, a--greeable
toj the rules and articles of war. - ,; ! ; j .
Augaji 28. Congrefs proceeded to the election of the Commit
tee uTcollea evidence and fads relative to the evacuation of Tf-
cocdero2a,l &c. and the ballots being, taken, ,
Henry - Lee, and Mr. John A-
Mr. JLaurens, Mr.
Jam; U.fr -!trV-
Publifbed by order of CovgreJs , , ,
1 I "V.
rJtf, 'ft am d trinchaHlIoufe in.BUBoa, wh have dif-
tiniuilhkd themltlves by their (zealous attachment to the Jfmerica
caufe, ' dnd juccejsful endea vour to jerque it. isaie i,xuj .
We iae only time at pre Pent to inform you of our having
this day received permiffioh from the Court of Spain to land arid
dift ofe eft' or fhip for any foreign porr, all the tobacco that may
be con fig ed to us from the Thirteen United States, of America.
As this if a privilege granted only to cur Houfe, we muft beg the
favour of jour.having it inferte'd in your news papers;, that "may
, Ka tnnuin ve 01 lucn-uas are wmme iu ictuwic u9
ri'.r;'4 l We are. &e. L
JOSEPH GARUOgl, anu iNO.
To all FORESTALLERS and R AISERS cf the price of
". 1 nnrtMctnT5 T'o Iri rk'At.fA thai W flnrm is hrp r.
ing againt you. Warding tbcfirjl. -v :r. . j ! j
.. ' ' ixr V v R1 F' R- N. October 1777. ;
In'ourjaft, we gave an Account of the Randolph; Frigate hav
ing carried a; large Ship int'o Charles-Town, which was firfl uk
tp by the Privateer Nancy, "of this Port, Capt. Palmer, and after
Jwards reltakcn by a large Ship frcm Jamaica; mounting 20 Guns;
bv Letters from Mr. Stanly's Agent ln.ynaries-.awn iucuv-
count 'U bonnrmed; the bhip is caliea tne oevern, roouuuug iu
Guns, IfJm Jamaica 10 unuui, .oi w,ww
Caut Palmer ' enoaged and took her at the head of the Jamaica
f Fleet on the 4th oi Acgult lait. 1 ne omer venci iasen ur v.
Palmer is a Snow called the la vermay,-from Jamaica to enuco-
la, wiih iiumdSUvesVfaid to be worth 35,000!: Proc. Capt.
Palmer conduaed her into Savannah, in Georgia j himielf , aad ij
preparing: for another Cruize. , , ; i
By a Gentleman frcm Williamfburg, 1 we are informed, that
iuft befofe he fet out, an Exprefs arrived there from Baltimore,
with an7Account, that General Howe having detached Party,,
about ztoo Men, to take Pofleffion of thegreat Lancafter Road,
which lay about 6 . or-8 Miles from hihv General Wafhington
;got timely Notice of the Movement, had a fufficient Party there
? ;. nsL fnrnxnAeA. killed and took every Manor
them. iThis Account was generally believed,-and that from the
Vicinity of the t woVArmies .they xnult, before this Time, have
n ccneral Knaeement. i - , -i.
cd, 01 left Xtandiu.