SAT U R D A Y, September i7,..i796.
'TmmWlLLE .Published every SATURDAY by HODGE and BOYLAN, :
PHILADELPHIA, Auguft 29. ..
Teferday arrived- the Hoittburgh Packet , capt.Clay,
by whom vie trffavoured with. LotJen papers to
ing Intelligence. - . V',-: .-. V-
" Th E reports of peace, which wei e believed for
. feveral-dy s,- and .which (faya & Eclair) we only
.'repeated aftey ihe public voice, are attributed to the
-HH-ri vai in ,Parii f air An(lrhinecreTary6rieg"ation
" to Switzerland. We are alluredjiejame to prppgfe
- $ri armillice FhUt the conditions, could not be agre
(J on. This fecretary is returned. It is believed
that there is not now any open negpciation hei
'France and Auftria, r V
L- Adet, minifter plenipotentiary of the TRepublicto
jibe United States of-AmerJbWdenTanded' a Cue
c "celTor.. The Directory long fought for one. That
' cmbafty had been offered to fevera? citizens, who had
retbfed It, and particularly to Marey. Circumftan
es have .changed in America, and the anti-Englifh
, part v having recovered their influence, Adet has ex
. preyed a debre to retain hit fuuation, which the Di
rectory has complied with. ' ; . - .r..
. L6KD-ON, June 20. '
In the attack made by the French upon the prince
of Wirtemberg's corps, the Auftrian regiment of
lordis was cut to pieces, and u Uonnel tree corps
. fuffered. immenfcly, as did alfo Barco's huflars.
'. A letter from Copenhagen, of the irth inftant,
inform n, that the wcdifh fleet, compofed of 8
fhins of the line and frigates, and commanded by
vice-admiral Nordenfkiofd, arrived 'there on the
oth inftant, and Joined the Daaifh fanadron. The
. combined fleet is, for the prefent month, to be under
the orders ot the Damlh admiral de Kaas.
We have lull received The additional Paris jour
: ThefOrtreis loft only two meir during the block
ade.. Large reinforcements are now on their march
to the Rheinirao. to prevent the French crofting th I
tttiine near-BactieracBr-ToPO Amman are auo
polled at the Peterfberg, ppotite FJieiniels, ' .
Marflial Count Wurmier has jull received the
command of the army in Jtaly. The archduke
Charles will be commander in chief of the two
-armies of the Upper and Lower Rhine.
pals of the 35th, to thole wbiebcania to hand in
-- J W ninngr We Hop-tbe preur id" ton vey "fa the
' public the tol lowing letter from Buonaparte.7-7
Bumcptirte, getter at in
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at ttit Jirmf tn lttth.
the . xecutive utreitort.
ijcaJqnni ters jt TctkTcTnaT
1 ne intrant 1 neara tnai me campaign was o
pened on the Rhine, I marched' a column to the
Lske of Como, which ha taken and deftroyed the
ftrt of Fiieiites. r" ; : n ,
,-,!!Tbe Duke of Modeuajias given tooo fufees,wltb
tajpnets, and eigfit piece of cannon 44 pounders,
finpenpifccs 16 pounders, twelve 8 pounders, and
tonriern 4 pounders. - " n "
: J.lX'bllniwetial FiefstavrnE revolted-tneycom
mitted every excefs.The 1 chieff3j-igacIeLalhef
inarched.thither with t soc men; be burned the re
bel's houfes, and made the chiefs of them prifoners
Ho have been fhot. . . '
The fame-thing has taken place in the environs of
unona. 1 cauieo ntteen enters to oe arrelted.
jimgeu uy a muiiary commiiuon, ana mot. -.
Siunedl ; ' ,f. BUONAPARTE,
The Redacleur 0f the JJtlr has the follow inie ar-
" NB. The French Journals of Paris, wbo am
j!.. . . . . .. . . .
wsngured every day by publilning: the ridiculous re
latloni of the French .urnas.ojQ!ra!oth!s!
're at the devotion of the emierants. have announc
ed an inconceivable defeat of the army of Italy, irt
I r I A J " tin ... (
itvuiui. iv vuia uc noaive. vvnac is mnt ru
Oiarkable in this news, is its abfblute fallehood.
On the ad Of Tune; pen. Buonanarte artiiounccH from
Verona, , that he was poflcfledof all the bridges tif
yc oyuigcj 01s advanced tpiards were ten-leagues
irom thence. No battle, hail taUen nUro' nn h
The republican armv had advanced a I mod
Jrmj of the, bAMBRf. and MEUSE.
5smore and .Meuie, to the Executive Directory. -Head-quarters
at Coblsntz, Tune 20.
Gitiitni DirttUri. ? - ..
" I have the honour to inform you. that that tart
of the-armyhiclh was-to; retreat by: Nieuwied,
paUcd the river the day before yetterday in the
greateft order, and without lofing a fingle man. tlio'
in the prefence of fix reeiments of ihe enemy's ca.
valry, and of feveral battalions of infantry, fub-
ported by twelve pieces of cannon. ; Tlie enemy en
deavoured to deltroy the bridge by two rafts winch
tney lodged againll it; ,tbe Jii ft,, without breaking
it entirely, fo far deranged it, that it requited le
vera! hours to rc-eSallifb it j, buj this was loon done
by the zeal, activity, and talents, of fcjti?ert Tirlet,
captain of artillery who commanded -the workmen
on the bridge; the fecond raft was Hupped before
it reached 4ne bridge, ? ' ' . ;
While the.bria;e wasrepairiftg, the army re
moved and took a piifition on the Suynliach j whence
it refunded its inarch in the gieateft order; the re
treat was covered by the caviilrv and two battalions
of the 50th half brigade, wider the command of
brijadier Arnaud. Tbefe two .battalions and the
third regiment of light horle, led by colonel Grof
jan jaiiiingurineo tnemteiyettiyrTneicooinasana
precilion which they difplayed in their manauvfes,
.yEf-tedjindetihe fire of the enemy's
artllleryT At-leniTth, at eleven at mailt, that part
"of the bndce ol Nieuwied. which extends over the
right branch of the hhine, wasTeflored withoutac
cident. - , : - : -,-
nobody iinew their real deflinttion. At Nenftadt
as, luppoted, yelterday morning he quarters
wereojngroJLaEfceimsawn they Weix"dintctThg"
their marcn to atrattwrg. trom lucu unanimity
every thing is to be expected. .
I have jult left the commander in chief, as he Was
pafllng the Rhine. He will fend off an extraordi
nary courier to night with farther-particulars Io
this glorious expedition, "tr-iti
Health and greeting. HASSMAN.
Wr have at this time 53,000 mei) in Suabiai the
army of tonde is expoltd to ihe greate(t danger,
ana its retreat appears to re cut otr.
. ", Oen KIrber, who was retreating on the Sieg,
was ytfterday attacked in the poltr i'lkeradt, at,
two in the ihor'nmg. The enemy's attack was la
Iu4dni"tL'ay'eJ to rifk a:
battle, than to continue bis retreatr -Tie therefore
made the necefliry difpofitions," and marked agatnfl
the atfailanrs; he even beat back the heads voi the
enemy's firll columns, bur perceiving aconGdera
y'0J'ceparticulfrly in cavalry advancing On his
fwo flanks', he returned to his firltpofi t ion. and there
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niaHica Himietr, . v
" The aftion ceafed at three In the afternoon.-
The general was to r efunie his march in the night,
to"" gain the lines of Duffeldorf, Durinn our retreat.
feveral partial aclions took place, the particulars of
wnicn 1 cannot lend you, as I nave not yet received
them but our troops invariably difplayed both
'courage and fkill, and not a finglfi poll was forced,
P RAN K"P n t , t,,Wa V j 7 J
ine trench armv nnW n r.r-i.vr wh'wfi Y,A
0 rapidly advanr,i r ri, I.
Hlil more nrecinirntl.
Mwiciaorr. 1 be who. comttrf m the neiah-
boiirhood pf theLahn is now evacuated.. They
eaVBtIieir patroles and advanced pofls in their
places to conceal their retreat, and the greater part
ot them are confidently made prifoners. -.
ln, !'le aion of the 15 th near Wetzlar, "which
nas had the molt important confequences, gen. Bon
,rd Wled. On the part of the Amlrians,
"nt Scbafgotfch is dead of his wounds at Wetzlar,
. brot her of gen. Letevre was (hot, and his body
0fF by the inhabitants of Wherdorf, ' amid
mtrwer of balls, to be buried at Wherdorf, - On
"ei9th the French evacuated Keuwied r a fallr was
Mtif " tbcm from e fortrefsof fchrebbreitftein
"uqy treateti fcD3efQreititlUottlH
" Tcannot. "citizens direclors fufficicntlv nralfc
the couragc,coolnefs,and perfeveradce of the tropps;
who fGugbfof three da stid purfued their march
in tne nigtitj neither Itragglers nor fugitives were
to be feen ; never did the army appear to greater
.i-aiub iiiau minus; rcircBi. f aim II11S is llie
i'Te. J'!? i1 sonducl of both offievs and
private. - v,,;,
The general Officers nrit the bighefl commen
dations; by their talents, their courage, and-the
precifiort with which they executed my orders j they
Yelterday thefeaft of 'AgricdtturTwaTcelebrated
atPari,A.. J-- . r,rr-"Ms " .
Wela re a (Tared, that a t the inflieation of t he Che
valier Azzara, envoy from the king of Spain, the
duke ot Parma has been comer ifrd in the treaty of
peace between Spam and France; Cohfcqoently 1 ,
jllnot inlilton the payment ol the contributions
which remain unpaid.- " -
It. is believed -that the, chevalier Azsara has aU."
ready figned'the preliminaries of peace in tlie Pope's
name. One of the molt curiousclaufes in this ta , ,
ty is that by which the-Holy Father undertakes to
put a Hop to the Iciilm which exilts between .the
churches of -France and'Kome. On the other hand
the Ami des Loix affirms that our troops arerrtarch- '" '
ingto Home. " '. v ,. .
The ilan of the campaign formed byfbe Auftri
an) is Known. They were ta force a paflaae near
Anfwiller and Tripftadt, take polleiTion.of the lines
of Landau, and immediately attck.ihe army on v
tne uniDc. 111m prajeci. was uucovcrca ana rrui
trated. Landau has provifions for fix months. It
is reperted thatoopo Atifttians. have been defeated
ipLtia y jjojheirJKayja join uMl4u4n wave-r:
fiu7i the fluices of MapigajLthat a revolt has -
broken out at Turin, and that the king has been o
bilged to take refuge with ihe French at Coni. Ve. .
repeat thefereporis without vouching for their au
tnenticity. -i-'; - ;
or FIVE HUNDRED.
June 28. The executive directory lent an anfwer
to the mefFige, in which the council had afked fof..
an explanation ef a, decree, relative to th com
pletion of the -ofljgcra of the navy. .';
. The (ljieclpry confuted the Charge of inaclivftyp
by comparing the ftate of the navy at prefent wiib
its llate fix months. ago, when it appeared that up
warf s of So vedsls have been equipped, anil that 49
fbips or frigates and 1 50 corvettes are actually at
Jea, or llationedtQ Ueland our coalts.
A nieflaEe vras received from the f xecutive direc
tory, conceived in nearly the following terms s .
- " Citizens If gifl At or,. we have lift recerved a
letter from gen. Joiirdan, informing us that the ar
my of the Rhine and Mofelle paffed the Rhine on
tbe 24th June. . .. .-. -, -, - -
" The falfe attacks made, by grnWoreau contri
buted not a little to facilitate this event, by draw.
orcier. ... ; . . " ; . . . - 1 - . - - '
iiim witb that confTilfiice which aver tfcdi rafter.
" rlealthand refpeft, , - - JQURDAN.
"ARMY or thp RHINE n.p-M0SELLE.
Haujfman, covtttffary (j the government, to the Exeat-
. '' VvA",. 'StRASBURGH, Tilly jC
" Your orders aje executed. The army paffed
the Rhine this morning at two o'clockLT" Kehl is
our own, with all its formidable batteries, Gene
rals Defaix, Eeaupon, and Fernio are pnrfuing the
enemy .with vigour.- The aftion flill continues. A
great extent of territory arid a number of villages,
are already ocebpted by our troops. - The cnemyjs
quite (lupified by an attack as warm as it was uae"x-
pefted- Trom five to fix hundred prifoners already I accounts farther (lat, that the column 'of . French
takent with feveral cpITboTOtTfh.d pieces of cannon. "- j retiring fronv Nieuwied is cutoff, and muft either
We. are mailers pf Fort Kehl, and theJrygeL
. - " We. (hall publifh farther particulars in the of
ficial journals." . . . . . . ' :.:.Z-',Z..
J The council decreed. on the motion Of Bp'tfiifr,
that the Rhine and fofelle had not sealed to d?fervlr
"g'ell of their country. .-..'- .' . r
LONDON. Tulr a. r
We yefterday received by exprefs Paris journals;
S, SOth ulr.. inciuiive. tsy theie we learn, tnac
Tht FrenctTvery unexpectedly crolied tbe Rhine at
btrafjburgh pn the 5d ult. with a very cnniirieranie
force,' and taking the .Auflrians by furprife'nvaile '
theOifflvea mafters of the ftrongfort of Kcbl, and
after, making from! 6 -to 70 prifoners. extended -their
deftruciive incurfious into the neighbpuring .
luntry. J . - ' ' . - . .:
.e Hambnrgh7tnau due yelterday arrived in
town this morning, and brought an account of fop'e ' :
farther" advantagri gained by. the victorious Auftri
an Ver ibe? flying French. ' k- '
- Different accounts from Frankfort of the 2 it
mention a fecond action to have been fought at Oke
rotb on the apth, ihid)i the Frencji e re defear--'.
ed vith the lofs of 100 nirn left dead on the fieldr";
7cx prilpners and leveral pieces ot cannon, . ineie 1
It is not ndfTible to beftow fufficlent commenda
tion oh the bravery of the army, .on the precifion,
and particularly on the dlfrrtion with which the
30,000 men were in the environs of Strafburg, and
furreniirr or be drowned in the Rhine. But it ap
pears from gen. JourvUn'a jairerta the Rireftpryy
Tbe Frehcbrre retreatinewith 1 precipitation to -
Duffeldorf, and the Aultrians are purfuiog thent tbi
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