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: On'tu. day' his Vajeit v V armed bng harlot: f
Lieut. Douglas, came in from a cruize. The Char
. lottee Teli Tii.'w fort, a-tet frnm Havannahjto
wmdward "iwts op Cunder convoy of tw aim
Kites, and cut off the hindmoft vtflel ; but-alte
takrng:imc:faiaU..ariui; &c,out,jvas obliged b;
one ot the friiates bearrn2qowTijrw.--. -r-.
Adams fell in with
Yelirrrdav the nriirateer FoUue Of W Of,
it n luniio eH He neoo e were an ion,
ring foJiii as toprevent the Severn's boats get
ting to their . aifittanc Hralfo-mentioned, that
rhe Severn had nken two ncn ouiwaiuuu
rifh Tiipsand fent t'fcm into the Mole. -
F hnmrv to. A Wrci-kinff'vrflel came in this morn
ins with a load of flour, faved from the wreck oi
a . . , n It T-l ... -
d , ;.tnr vnn r-hnmor in t on neneapr uci t w
public cares . jiaLbur sJiaveJB; uM.T to rrj
- wVtrt great fatisfaclion I re-tei've your additiona
eftimony, that as.a public man 1 have hot lived t
rThough my feekTng thai rcpore'wh'tch retirerheht
and the. public tranquil purfttit of rural affairs a rt
calculated to'aftcitd and which rhy Jfine of Ittc re
uires,ihe love of my country will indeed luffer no
abatement : its fafcty and profperity will be tllcn-
returned fiom a cruize. Capt
formed him that
Capt. Weft.'had driven the r reach .privateer Re
' - ... .i. . i- f u.irr"i-r. where
.aUCCJ-IOJflr iKtu "fcrTnTrficnrlio will fuccefnvelv achninilfer every branch
ita i J B
tial to the-enjoyment of my remaining y cars And
' cbuBde in the. difecrnment and pitriotilm of my
(ellow citizens for the choice of a wile and virtuou-
at or near-the wreck when ihe was falltn
The William of Baltimore, was
Jatelv fooken with in the paflaaes to windward,
whn WA tfirrp have reccml v been Come very ferious
Iturbances at the Cape, between the rrencn ana
rpHILADELPHIA, February 20.
' On Friday taft the Houle of Reprelenjtatives of
this coirimonwealth waited on the rrelident ot the
United States with the following addrefs: -
TO GEORGE WASHINGTON,
Trefident of tlx United States,
I THIi ADDRESS,
Of the Houfe of Reprefentatives of the Common
" wealth orPe'nnfylvania, in General Affembly met.
S1P,V --., .
WHEN we .contemplate the near approach of
your retirement from publ'c life, as announced to
your fellow citizens, irk your addrefs of the 1 7th
rSeptrrl aitr wr fbou Id. be ,lw anting; in ' duty to pu r
own feelings, and thole of our conilituenfs, if we
ciid not cordially embrace this law occaiiori, to join
t'ie gratcml voice ot the .Aiflencan nation iu the ac
knowleiljrment of your l ng fervicea and patriotic
"labours, in the atc-liWvemenrof pur independence,
;ailLtJ)jrJttfbjiment anUfflainenance of our peacej
.-liberty and M(ei v. ' .
I i the houfe where we now deliberate, could we
b- lilenr, its walls, if they had utterance, would
telif y tor ns, that they beheld you feated in bur
firtt CongreCs, "aiul. at their call, riling undaunted
to lead our inf'.mt r.rmies to victory1 or death, in the
caufe'-'of' liiierty.and oiir country ; t-hey-beheld-rau.
-Oitain, after the ifluft of tiiat perilous but aufpici
ons combat, feated in the fame houfe, and prefiding
emi n "n 1 1 v i 1 1 u il r i o u sli in o ng t h e i 1 1 j It r i o u s bjtid p!
ftajdmen and patriot who framed the prelent hap
py coiiftituiion oF "tlie'Uhton ';";fbfbeaF,"Tr7'""a
detail of your fervices, as Well before, as fince the"
ccinnicacement ofithe revolution. Were we ade
t;irate to the talk it would fall mOre properly with
in the provinces of fome future hiltprian, who can
rot be (uibeited of perfonal aiFedlion or public ore-
It is our prefent duty only . to exprefs our grateful I
Itijic of your neneral fervices Prnrlenr. firm mA,'
rf D 3..-, - " F " UU
ot the government in filch manner as. under divint
provideiice to eilfure the g-neral happinefs..
For your affectionare wifties tor my prefent and
future felicity, accept, Gentlem my cordial thanks
who Tsto fuccerd fr the ffat'on 1 row 1 are tl-e ho
nour to hold, w ill leaveyqtr-nb roeui to regret my
ietif?menr7 " f"' '
or myljti accept, gentle,
men," nvy warmelt thanks :; "and liucti ely ..pray
that you may collectively and individually enjoy un
interrupted, honour, profperity aiid felicity.
GEORGiv W AbtllWU I UN.
Y ESTERDAY being the anniverfary of thebTth I 'iie.n, on your leavlni; a darion
day of tfie ' rehdent of the United States, in honourably filled as their Prefid
wHFHi-mmiiergn rn pejn year Of UIS age. U , W3T.
obferved here-asa Jay of-Te(livalndlieoicioCT-
It was ufhered in by ringing of bells and firing of
cannon. Molt ot the members ot Congrels and thi
Governor and the Legiflature of this State in ;
bypngratulated hi in on the occafion. The Of
ficers of the IiTuTalrieTaTtevenrTclock at the
Srate-houfe, and niarched from thence to' the houfe
of the Prehdeo . to whom theyprefented an ad
drefs, and received his anfwer, thereto. They, then
returned to the State-houfe, and accompanied the
bociety of Cincinnati in their viltt to the Prelident,
who klfo prelentetl to him an addrefs and received
h s anlfwer.f At twelve o'clock a fedeTal falute was
hred. 1 he procelhon was attended by the uniform
military corps, who performed a variety of evolu
tions on this occalion. '
l his day ias always been oblerved in this city by
marks of joyx. arid feltivity : . but this being the lalt
birth day which will return, to George Wash.
1 mg to m, as Chief Magittrate of the Union, it was
not only honoured by outward marks of ioy. bui by
leniaiions or a peculiar Kino, wnicu are oetter telt
than ejepreffej, they were -1 hofe ot gratitude - and
eiteem tor eminent lervices,
. In'the evening there was a ball on the occaGon
at Ricketts Amphitheatre, which for fplendor, tafte
andelegance, was perhaps, nevr excelled by arry fi
The addrefs of the Officers sof M'd'tja of the City And
County of Phkaiph'ia. ,. , ,
TO GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President of'-the jh if ei States of America.
wniL.c oaermgio you our. congratulations ofrr
the return oj-this aufpicidusday, we cannot retrain
from mingling an expreHTon'ol etrehienregferat
the approachine dole of your political life.
WhlelrWirohetd too arrtomm a tid e r i n e hie f of
the armies of America, leading us to victory and
the eltablilhnient of national independence ; a nd. at
ter having-accomplilhed this grand object, retiring
from your cxalud ttaiion,y;tand embracfai the un-
d i 1 1 i n gu ii flied tharact e r qt t st pryjte-citizeii, we be
TTeve the mealur e bf y ourfanie3
Senate of the United 5iaies, February 22;
"The anfvyer to the'Addrefs of the Vica-rtlident
of theJluited States on his retiring frbnTthc Senate
was yelteiday, agreed to as follows, "
- bi K,
The Senate of the United States would be, unjufi
to their own feelings, and deficient in their jJeiloriu ,
..nee of a duty their relation to govtniH.eiit & their .
couitr. impofes. (hould they fail to exprtls their
regard for your pei Ion, and their refnect for.' your
characrer, in anfwer to the adcirels you prelentcd to
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which you liave.lo
ent. : 7'-
f'he motives vou have been p.taied to dirclofe
evicc, at a time when yo.ir experience, taleus
nd virrues were peculiarly defirable, are as honour
'.ble for yourfelf, as from our confiderce in jorf
Sir we truft tlie refult will be beneficial to our bc-
loved cbuntry. VV".-' "
. When yon retired from your dignified feat in this .
Houfe, and took your leave of the members of the
Senate, we felt all thofe emotiorts of gratitude and
affeftion, which our knowledge and experience of
your abilities and undeviating impartiality ought
to infpire ; and we mould with pajntui reluclauce
endure the feparation, but for the confoling reflec
tion, that the. fame qualities which have rendered
you ufefut, as the Prefident of this branch of the Le
giflature, will enable y ou to be Hill more fo, in the
exalted Itation to which you have been called,
From you, Sir, in whom your country ha ve for a
long period, placed a tteady confidence, which has
never been betrayed or forfeited, and to whom they
have onr fo many occafions entrufted the care of their
dearelfs interelts, which have never been abirfed. -
From., vou wha Mldine tlielfecrihd fituatiiin under -
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the Conflitutionpf the United States, have lived InY'
uninterrupted harmony with him who has held the
From yon we receive with much fatisfaeYion the
t'eclai'ation which votr i.re ideafcd to maktof Hm -
opinion you entertain of .the character of the prefent .
Jenatorsand of that of-thofe -citizen who hav
been heretofore f'enators This declaration, were
other motives waij't n?. would afford rliem an1n..l
c ntive. to a virtuous perfeverance, in that line of
condui3 which has been honoured with your appro
miitn -.niinAna ii im f n aAM J-i1 t - I. t I
y "hi"xy iil y at "xvr' "cairiug 01 inepuonc
faiety in the worlt of times, nor elatedly fuccefs in
the bell, confi :ed in, and confided by your country,
your1 military charader, when the ereat n .tional
pui potes tor-whieh jitzwa(Iumed left yot4iber J
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rj"Ttj leeic your oeioved retirement! and with equal
glory quitting that retirement at the call of your
-fouSLriJtoexe:"16 its councils and command in
time of peace, the faithful guardian, and intelligent
ofganot its laws; maintaining its freedom, afler-
-tinsts honour anditideoeiidenefr7wh1.r.-t r-irt
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vot.r bell judgment, without any abatement of love
loTJroi,r conntiryj you conceived' that iheltiiutwas
come, when you might be fafely indulged in a final
return tfr thatetireiiient, whicXyouf-years afid
fet v ices merited,- then bequeathirig the frohs of our
wifdom .and experience in a farewell addrels, the
maxims and precepts of which we tru'fl will be re
garded as- the richelt4ega'cyT)f"a : father to his i chilr
dren and latelfpoUerity. The fame ardent affec
tion which leads us reluctantly to acqaiefce in your
approaching retiiejnent, : commands our fervehr
willies that you may.enjoy in this world the utmod
felicity of your heart, in beholding the perpetual
prolperity of your country, under a fucceflion of
wife and virtuous Itatcfmen, and rulers animated
TJyybuf examplepand thitwhenyou are.alled
from this world, yon may be' rewarded by the un-
bounded felicity of the world to comcr
. To which the Prefident gave the following an-
lwer j , t, :
f ; To. tht Houfe of Reprefentatives of the Commonwealth 1
The kindnefs of niv tef low-cinzens Has erven me
Trequent occalion to make my ackhovvledgTments
for their expreffions of confidence, attachment; and
'Affection; and for the honourable teltimonies that
But when the obedience to the voice bf your couri
y yougainrelinquillied the tweets of dbmeitic
and we beheld the Iforms winch threa
tened our happine s difpelled by the juftice, wifdim A
vigilance, and hrmnels or your conduct, public crc
"dit m.dtatrieaVbuTiaettiniabTe conftitution protecV '
ed, infurreclion crulhed, and the national peace pre;
ferved Language was-wanting-to exprefs the ful
"tiefs of 00 r feeiirrgs Under (uc h i m r fti onajira t
. as our confidence? isf-in your, fucceflor, we cannot but
lament the' reloluti6u have taken to refiun the
helm. " " ''
V And now, Sir; in our capacity as citizens and fol
dirs ; "everready
bur iouhtry we bid yoq a tender; and aftettibnate"
iareweii .while-we off er.bur.earhe(t . fu pplicat ipni
that every hour of your remaining years may be as
peaceful and happy to yourfelf, a the mqft'fplendid
period of your publie ftations have been i beneficial
to your country, we red with perfe confidence,
that the cloWr of a life, of virtue and of glory will
be crowned with an eternity oLbiift ineffJIde.
a ol the City
By order of the officers of the JVliliti
d county of Philadelphia. ;
...Win. MACPHERSON, Brig., Gen.
Feb. 22. . , . I
To which the Prefident rmrned the following aiP
TJthe OfjiarTonhetfititia of the City-and county of
WWpr- 1 ' -rr-
I RlElVlvaaf oughtrwith-great
congratulattonsbn this -day of fo refpectabfe a body,
as the officerslof the militia bf the city and county
fPKiladelpjyia.,.- . Vr: :'Cf .
; Your'fayourable fentiments f my exertions to
promote the profperity and happipels, of our coun
try, cannot botbe pleaflng to me: for be a fliired
grateful reward which can be offered. i'
; ne patriot im, uprigntneis ana abilities ot him
In your future courfe. we: entertain n7Tdou5t.
that your official conduct, will be meafured by the
Cptiflirution, and directed to the public goodyou
have therefore a right td entertain a confident reli
ance , that you w i 1 1 be liippor: ed , as wel I by t h e pep
pie at large as by thtirconflituted authorities '
We cordially reclpocate the wifhes which yon
exprefs for-our honour, health and happinefs, wV
join with tears, our fervent prayerslor the conti.
naatton of theijtte and TibeHteof of fellow-
Mzens; for thepubl c profperity and peace: and
or you wejmplore,the bell reward of virtuou
deeds, thegratef ul approiortof your conftituents
an4 the fmjles of li"eavnV H ."77.7.77373
Cappin r?arper war caftied InTorrjagtj by a7
French prirateer. After a detention of 30 days', &
J'?JP.? rle ver y tnng they gave up the
Jj'efle becauTe nobody' would purchafe her. ' '.
He leTt tnT.BlT6wing 'V eflels therer"1 '
' .Brig Woolwich of Philadelphia from Port-an-Prince,
Schooner Polly, do. do. Brig John, Tuck
er, New-York, from leremie.
7.' The above all .condemned. 3
The bng Lavinia, of Salem, from Aux Cayes
was fent in the day capt. Harper TaiTed7-73"'r
The fchooher Harriet, Captain Shields from his
port, is taken and carried into Port-de-Paix, where '
ihe was condemned. Thirty thoufand dollars were'
ihfured on this veflel. '
Extract of a letter from Cptinorrrof the ftipT"
Andromache, arrivedat New. YorlcTrom Cadiz.
' We were boarded on our pafTage by a French
privateer, who robbed and plundered the (hip of
every thing they wanted belonging to. the cargo,
fiich as wine, brandy, raifins, lemons, &c. bepde
robbing the fecond rnate & people of their clothes,
although they knew that the (hip had been out a
long time, "and was coming on the coatt at an incle
ment leafon, when mora than we had would be
wanted.' . .
The fcfiooner Kitty, Harper, from Jeremie for
P,hUadelphia7is taken ty the French atid fent intff
-Cuba. '3.,y,. v 3,7 3- T7V '3 ' '
:7JThe Ihip-, Capt. BuIl,"of New; York arrVred
there or. Xt x from Monte Chrifti, where me
had been fent in by a7 French privateer, ibd was;ta:
keh to the Cape for condemnation. She howeVefi
had a very narrow efdape from a Britifh 74, which
endeavpured4ocuther-off-from the bai4our;i,ii17
"There was no French' fhip bf war at the Cape,
except a corvette ; but there were four Euglifh 741
conftantly cruizinit off. one of which, and a Bermn
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