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Jn their feveral Gates as he Senator of the United
firm fufheek IballW EhqwsoTra
Joe & abroad, TheW gi'ul pprot)atl0n of iny
cn.L, ; irr: .nd liberal tetthnony to the in
' deviating impwnalWy.irf-k,t4ii:lw; t"!.
, to their bedy charade, ' whtthvm every lane;
Pjihoh; above .11 o,
tliers to cultivate and merit; bas a tendency to
ver fash iHayurihaypilj eift ; an eftect aJ jmua
to ldcuiVdaiTd in; therrelentHituat ion. fourr
country, ardently to 4e promoted by all good citi.
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I pray the Senate to accept of my fincere thanks.
: ' ,,-1 , . '. . . '.' JOHN. ABAMS.
Fti. ti$. The numcf bos' recent captures of our
..r.r. 5. .k. w.u i.T.,.. has'iiecoaic fo iertous
- t; O N O O January v
Jxpv4 we yttteraay reccued rris pipers to.
hruitthr6ntentfrot 4irhich atVnot very ini
rc4li,u,.v.f--i-v.-.:'v: -V" v.-'w,vt,-...,,:.w;,.-,.;
' From Italy we learn, that tie blockade of lWantua
coninyei w.rtboiit interruption; and that nothing
reniarkible'has happened lincc the battle of Areo
la; "Buonapar tewas at Milan oh the i jth Dec.---
PrWei nt the Kmoire.who have made leparate trr-
jtirtJvith France, and who have cwnfequeotly refufed
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every information rfclatlve thereto tnuft be.wor-'attntioo-i
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ru r innTTmt ITitTT-XCOitJ ve iireGH
tory cannot deliberate, anl?fs three members at leaft
are prelent : and by the t j6th aTticW thatlhe fo
reign agents of the republic are'to exefcife their
lubject totiieii- authority and the t'sfth article,
fays, thtLtne niibfic Jnftiortat'ie4 oltbfirench
cojonies, (excet thole rtheiue ot r;rnvF h w.
uiioa) (hall be named by the DVreftory, until peace
iU"aii.ft'iiihed.- - : -
This being the law, it follows, that the recent
condemnation of the brij; Sofari and Polly, by an ar.
retdf the French adminidratioh, ' at Cape Francois
dated thetft Nivofe of the firft yjear,.figncd Dy
iSaqthoitax andRaimond.riili the fufrcptitioua fub
fcrl ?tlon of the fecretary VafcaU 1s llleVgit, well
at every other adjudication funaer ' ffmiTa,r, circom
'llinces. ' . ' " . '
Thefe particularsVwe think it proper to mark, ar
tlie" ealcs io quallion i are evident iiifrkftlons of the
French' conltirutioji, and arfuch, proper groontts for
rjrefdatations, on the part of bur citizens, to the
executive, in orJcr to be-reprefented to the French
government. ' ., ' "- ; "
It is" to' be observed, thit of the five members fent
from France to the Cape, Sanfhoriitx and Raimaild
alone remain there, ; Pouime is on the i (land , bat
has been for fame time x So leagues from the Cape ;
Gerraud has failed for France nearley three months,
and Le Blance has failed recently, as it may be lap
poledTo attend as witnefs on the trill bf Babaeuf;
he being on of the perfons named by Bebgeuf as an
evidence neceflary for his defence.
Murcfi . On Monday VViHiam Vans Murray,
was, by the Prelident With advice and concurrence
ot the Senate appointed Mintder Plenipotentiary,
tu tfie republic of Uatavia.
A bill has palled the lgiflature'of New-Jerfev, by
the calling vote of the Speaker, that all blacks, born
after the 4th day of July, next, fball be free at the
age. of ag ytars. ' x:
their contiiueflts to the Imperial Armf,
The crew of the hip of the line the Seduifant
were nbx laved, as has been reported. The twelve
hundred men pi" whom it confided all perilhed, with
the exception of from 55 to 6o. -r,,-. '
? It is certain that the Army of the Sambre and
M:ufe has entered in o winter quarwr ; as has alfo
rheAaUrianArmy :to whichit has been ppo
TheTfolIb wTna Ufficial Litter appeared in a Dub
lin Paper of the 301)1 ultimo.
; . 7o tie Lord Major if Dublin.
My LordThe bit accounts from general Dal.
rymple are byiiiLde-Campii CaptainJiordon, who
left Bahtry at ten A. M. Teufday, and arrived
here this mbrnine. Seventeen (ail of French fiiips
flQlieiinfe yrertJH lhaj time at anchor at the lower
Bear Idand, but at (och diftance as their torce
tould not be afcertained. The . lieutenant of a
French 4riate was driven on Ihore injbis boat, in
going frdin his ve(&l, whkb was dilm ailed) to the
Admiral. ' He confirm the -account of the Fleet be
ing French, and with viewijoftile to this country ;
but does not appear to know, whether the whole
FJee , (which contifted of. above feventeeo fail of
ttbe Imir, filteen trigates, and; "inclading tranlports
ana 1 iggara, amounting to nwy hh) were w 10 it
aflTembTc at Bant ry. Bay. General Hocha waa on
bbafd, conitna?id"iqg-a cgnfiderable lorce. '
I In. e the hpaaur to be, my Lord,
. -' ". ' Pel ham. '
i A Paris' paper of the 27th ult. mentions An
aid-.de-Camp, whom Hoche bad difpatched to Ire
4and, met, on hi ji return, our &eet, in the mouth of
the Englifli channel, and informed them that
f j,poo Irilhmen armed, waited tP cover their de
fcent i that they Qiould be .fupported by iofioo men
equallv.wfll dil'poted. ; r ' ' " ;" ' .
A fecohd naval armament is prepaVin
with the utmoil expedition and activity.
laft note ftateine.f ifigued, of the propofali of
Eglind, ttids iKucttei:T
i, The or'eleirvaiioD "61 the part; of Endanii of the
I he renuncjutton ptttne pari qi r ranee 01 ncr
alliance with flolland. r y-i. ""
j. The cf lEpn t England, of the Spanifli part
.-Th removal ot tbe leueitraiion irom tn
CH A R L EST O N, March .
Lad " evening arrived the Ihip Kederalili,,capf
Pratt, io 60 days from London. We have received
papers by this veffef tp
fj' England from his embafly to Paris, the negocii
tioti . which he had been emoloved in havinc fallen
tliroiigh. By a lengthy note pubUfhed by the di- (
reftory on his difmiinoii.Tit appears that the terms 1
the Bnuih mimfter propofed to France were deemed
highly inadmilfible; The demands made by Lord
Malmefbury, the French Hate to have. been as fol
lows t . .
Re(tiuHoii-tO; the Emperor eafflitaiEateara-'
they (bod before the war ; to diflblve the treaties
France haa-made w'tU a number oi German princes
curing the Xt the evacuatibn of Italy; to re-lrve-
court of Peterlburgb the rigtu of join-
lhg negeciat ion; when it thought proper--the
fatne right demanded for Portugar;. ap equivalent
to be . given to England for. ihe ccflibn . made to
France to the Spahim part of St. Domingo; certain
bafes relative to the rights of iitdividuaU, foppof
ed to mean the emigrants; and the reftoration ef
the (ladi holdir. On thefe demands being complied
with, the king of England offered to reftore-all the
conquers he had made from r'rance in the Eaft andt
WelUInds, and ilie ljUi'-yi'fxV-;.
A ietter,receivd in London from Paria; as late
as the :'i $th of December, which, mentioned tlat
general Pinckney had pot been received by the'Di
rectory on that, day. . It as doubtful . whether he
would be, hu from, fome circumltances it was pro
Daale that he would, - tnov , the fTeticU exprcfleq
E xi tall of' a letter froMtDutiiHj Dee. 20.
, The French officer brought th'is day a prifon
er to Dublntj was examined before the lord lieuten
ant, and declared, that the expedition to which he
belonged, cbrififted p Jo fail H li out had been di
vided off the Land's End, but whether, by acciderit'
or defigrt Ke knows not, tfnd that they came with
views hoitile to Ireland, the people of which, they
ahd they hoped,' if the cou4d effeft '' a landing, tp
fee the tree' bf liberty immediately planted.
f' Seventeen fall came to'ahchor off Beerhaven ;
& the pinnace on board or which he & fcven officers
wgie embarked, (as ptotliditig
Frrnch admiraLfor inrtruAions, but the fea ran fo
h'g V 5r : was judged too hazardous, and the feven
other officers returned on board, but the p i iter
jrb?&?hglivay officer and
r waive men; drifted on more; it was inllantly
batrdtd by a party of tne pealantry, who made the
officer and pinnace's crew, of twelve men, prifon
ers. -4n prouvnt them octore tne next maEUiraic
In an inltant the whole country wa up in
fearchTof irnisaid- weapons. ' hererere t jxxj
regular and militia troops ini the diftrift, who
marched indantly for Bantryc The hole countryj
inn hiph lnints. and the . ptalantrv Kaunch to a
rnuch.difpleafarc againfl fomenf the mtafures 6(hm
inc uaiec nm tiic rrencn vnaa paucu, -relative
to capturing "our ejfel bound to-England, was (Ml
in rirce. and it' was faid would be omil England
v up rt'e-'pradtefpfi Captii ing our vcflels bbiind
to France. r v ' " . ' , ; '
The new ; KmperoirtPf RuTHa ' has re'ltpred the
brave Ka ciuiko to his liberty, and granted him a
penliorf bf 12. coo roubles, on cp.ndirion that he did
not intrmieddle with the affairs of Poland.
land r;we refer. our readers
to paragraphs frotn the London papers, which fol-
JK- PARIS, 1 Nivofir? Deeem&er 21. '
. After haung run through all th'e c'nrcle of thei
evafive and dilatory relburces of his tartuout Diplo'
fmacyyLord Maluifbury has atUength.beenforced
as it appears, to explain himfilf catepOTically.
His propofitions were altogether contrary to the;
Conftitution, to the Laws, and to our Treati a. I t
propofed to France difgrace and perfidy. : .
As he did nothing at Paris bat.receive and
difpafch packets, he was enjoined to take his de
parture. ' .'V , " ''' A'
The'Direaory will however liften to the future
propofuioris of Lngland thr oogh the vehicle of cou
pee. afTWelifrarhifnnofflent-aflaal ly in
4andfH the expedition ha notfailed, but we re pofz.
t at ever nrobahilitv Is in favour of the rnternriz
De -Gallics, iathe Admiral bf the fleet and th 4
army is under the command of General lloche.
"h Genera) Jias in
proclamation, ;"to reply to theMdeftres of the Frencl
Republic, and t6 wreft .the commerce " of Europe
from the flavery t'P which Engliuid wiibes'toreduer
it.: : r. .; --r-v , . ;;
We did not. know till yefterday" all the Ccilfel'
nefsof Malmefbory in
ire to d y better informed of tie extcht than lie ha
given to themp - ' : ":'' jij, --.'V ' I whole Wufinefs, and the emceror aade him ithtiedl
Wtf have-beeh affiiredTh , ' .
WeJee bv tliirtKaT-Trthf feoniirdrheTerH
quellion of Belgium, nor of the inteiclls of the alliea
of England, altbough Mlm(bury ftd Vnho'unctd ba
iiis arrival ttr France,' that he propofed to treat i
their names upon the compenTations, as an indifpea
fable preliminary. ' '
: .The Directory, it is faid, defired Malmefbury to
declare, whether he acknowledged or not the pre
pofal contained in the (tatement annexed to his note
jjndiLwaain conlequence of M lolwer that the r
wasTrantmiitea 10 nqn yeneroay at. eigne -jtn-rto
eveningfan order ta quit the territorlea oli France
Neutrmlity of Saxonf. - :
The Executive Direclory have received the pfli
cial news that on the 3 2d November laft the eledef
of Saxony, and all the princes of the houie, acceded
to the convention' of neutrality, fettled by the kins
tit Prolha, and have in comcquence withdraws t
f Arm'tflice on the Lower Rime
Cologne, December' 10.
An Afmiltice has jutt taken place on ditXfirer1
Rhine,' and the generals of both armies havc 'agrfeeV
to the following articles, lubject to a future faph-
"cation: :: ' ' J
- i. The troops of the refpeftive armlet ffialf ,g
into cantonments for the winter, the French behind
the Wupper and the Aultrians behind the Sieg. 4
2. The pofitibns occupied by the two armies re"
fpectiveLy at the moment the Armiftice fakes place,
thall be re occupied on the renewal of holHlhies. -
fill that period the pofitions (ball be guarded bjp,'
I oils not exceeding 25 men. .) ?
3. The Tete-du-Pont ar Netrwied (hall be difarn
ed, and the French (hall leave only a guard of 35
men." ' ' " I"
ijrhis . convention was figned on the 7th becHy .
generals Kray'and Kleber, and ihe troops have, ii
-onfequence, gone ino winter quarters. :'
A divifion otthe army of the Nrrth, who wercftaf
tioned near Mulhehn, go back into Holland It
ilfp underftood that the cavalry will be cantoned t
he didricl of Guelders. : , 4
January 1, A Spanifli fquadron left the port eT,
Cadiz on the 5th ult. confuting of twelve fail of the
liner four ffigates, and a confiderbble number of "
tranfports. fhey had titi board ti.ooomcn, anil
are believed to be deflined for America. ' y
..The Emperor of Morocco's cro'm rs, fince hit de
claration of war againfl the UnVfed States, bare ta
ken feveral (hips belonging to that country.
In one of the German papers it is faid that Man
taa had fallen and Wurmfer (bot bimfelf. In nb V
ther that the king or Naples bad reiufed to ratirjr
the treaty of peace with the French. . All-thcie ru
moars are equally unfounded. . ; V
Accounts were yefterday received, by letteri brar
hy the Lifbon packet, of the lofs of his majelr,'1
(hips Courageux, and Bombay Caflle, in the Qniplt !
of Gibraltar, two 74 gon (hips of 5ur John Jervis'a .
fleet; - : , - ,
B R E S T, 23 frlmaire. v if
The day before yefterday, admiral RicheryV
fquadron, onfifting of ten (hips of waf, ea(l anchor!
for him," bni. he fteered a different conrfef and eind -ed
their vigilance. It is faid, that the grand expe-' '
dition is on the; point of f tiling. .Richery (ba
id ron ! is to join them. He W to command tne firfc '
'ates and light velTelsi' which are to form tha ai
The wind has been favourable for their departnre
Ibr fome days, and it is to be hoped that it will con
inue fo. lPlt fhould change, and retarded the de
parture of the ffeet, epidemieaL difordert rnnft in-t-illibly
enfiie from the number' of troops onboard
he iraprports beHides, the conliimption of proti-'
otis' will be' enorniboaV'7 '' "rr-v, .... ..
P. S, The report of an InfurreWon among tht
failors is. void of foundation. So far from iti-every
man is in the higlidt fpirlts and burn. witt( cntbu
had. about two
onths before her' deiealc'. lormed the project oi ..
.excluding the. prefent emprrerjrom.tbe.fiiceffion to '1
theThrone on account of her pretending to navai
Ironereafonsto comnlaln of his conduct.. She com;
numcated her ideas on this head to C otrit Bedfno-'
f ki7" buOis rAihlU
rej, and the age of the grand duke, exerteil 1 Wtir
jnoft efforts to difliiade her from the. execution
her : planrFtef-hifith
having fouod the whole correfpoodenee carried ob J
between the emprefs and Count BeWborodKO-, wiw
relWctToblrpr'oTecl, Roc lorTtirti
tioned him on the fubiect. Ilie Count eonlefedthe'
sfaar'aiBni aitiaii ' i
ill 1 1 aavava vwav
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