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MO PA V, JANUARY 1 4 1 833.
T, t pjgiattire of this State, after a session of 54
lnrn.ui on tfxnmy lasi. i ne tmnK mil m
day
i re, ii:m"-
troducdhv Vlr' lj;irrM1Tr'' I"111 e nouse oi Lom-
, nn the fast day of the session, and has become
ahiv. The capita stock is to be two .millions of
dollars, the State owning one-half. The Principal
rqnL- to be located at Raleigh, with Branches in the
towns where Banks are now established. We shall,
soon as we obtain a copy of the law, publish it for
the information of our readers. No other bussiness
0f importance was transacted during the last week of
the sKion.
The recent change inour day of publication having
eii made with I he view of furnishing the earliest
legislative pr feedings, we shall hereafter, now that
the G' u ral Assembly ha.s adj turned, issue the Sen
tinel on Wednesday.
A dividend of twenty-five per cent, on the Capital,
has heen declared at a late Meeting of the Stockhol
der ofthe Bank of Newbern.
Supreme Court. James Taylor has been admit
, ted to practice Law in the Superior Courts, and John
' A. Backhouse in the County Courts of this State.
Maj Gen. Winfield Scott, and suite, of the U. S.
Armv, arrived here on Wednesday last from the
South and proceeded in the stage on that evening
for the seat of "government.
We hkvea letter from Washington City, in which
the writer remarks The Tariff bill reported by
Mr. Verplanck will, I ventre to predict, be passed y
a loU'vuf more tliau 1 j(J say 100 to 105 or 110 in the
affirmative.
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By trje arrival at New York of the packet ship
GeorgeJV.tsl!ington, from Liverpool, whence sne
sailed on ihe24ia 'of November, Loudon papers are
-received tot.'ie 23d oi thai month. Tuey contain the
important in'iuruiation of the kk Order of the day,'.' of
Gen. Cna to the garrison of Antwerp,. the surren
der ol' which was. lema tided by the French Marshal
Uirard on the &tri. i iie Belgian posts were re
kved by the French, 'whose line extended around
the citiUei, and it as understood thai Marshal Uirard
rcoui.i allow General Chasse 24 hours for his answer
The French officers say tliaithey can take the cita
del ui ten iays, out tne general opinion was that it
jwoula ue a wont of much greater length of time.
Two ih.rus o the nihamtau s have left, and those
who renamed had taken the precaution of filling all
thej, tanks, cisterns, &c. with water, m case the
ton n thouKi he lhed. . Very little hope was enter
tame tnatany compromise between the parties could
be e dec ted.
An att nipt was made on the 19th of November to
assassinate the iving ot the French. A pistol was
fired at him as he was on his way to the Chambers.
The following are the details as given in Galignani's
Messenger
"Amongst the persons, who on seeing the King
shouted the louuest acclamations, the spectators re
marked a man, ill dressed, aged about 30, of middle
size, who waved his hat with his right hand. At the
moment the King arrived opposite this individual, the
latter drew from his pbCKet a pistol, and presenting it
Qt his majesty with his lell hand, continued to wave
his hat with his right.
"A young woman near him, observing his 'move
ments, seized hold of his right arm, and thus change
the direction oi his shot. The assassin disappeared
immediately amongst groups composed of ill dressed
persons, who-appeared disposed to protect him. In
his flight he threw down the pistol which he had fired
and a second pistol which was loaded. The detona-
hon was very loud. The ball grazed the hat of M.
Gabriel Delessert,'Aide Major-General of the Nation
al Guards, who formed part of tne procession. A
movement of alarm was manifested among his Ma
jesty's suite.
''Disclosures made to the authorities have been the
means of tracing the assassin and a conspiracy of
which he was to have been the instrument. At the
hour at which we are writing (midnight) the Minis
ter of the Interior and the Procureur General are at
the house of the Prefect of the Police."
Liverpool Prices, Nov.. 23. COTTON, Upland,
t 'A n, Orleans, 6ra8f, Alabama, 6 a 74. Tur.
Pontine has advanced, 1960 brls. having brought m J
a 1Kb 4d. per cwt. American Tar has also been :
ill much demand, and 1800 bbls. have been dis .nao,i !
otat V2&&K 12s 9d for inferior, up to 14s per bbl.
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for gcod.
The Union party of South Carolina are buckling
on their armour nrenaratorv to the approaching cri-
sis. Their public meetings are rapidly extending
.l &
y all the means, in their power, any attempt to draft
'them in the field to fight against their whole country,
and a manly determination expressed to sustain their
officers from the indignity proposed by the tyrannical
Test Oath, at any and every hazard. The resolute
a'itude of the unionists, and the defections which
are constantly taking place in the ranks of the ad
vrse party, are, however, exercising a salutary in-
t
flupnee: and it in now verv crenerallv believed that
- j -j i bulimia eT '"fcu-'iuiy" dux simply as
nullifiers will not venture to resort to extremities, j throwing herself between the contending parties
corroboration oi this opinion, we copy from the -and tr'in toroitucc a Pause, and make peace be
Pen. 15 d ' , r m . c i f 1 twen them. 1 rue; other States mav do the same
rate's Pressthe fol owing extract of a letter from xTin, does not denv thIr l rmf;
CfiarU. . i r i Itr Virginia does not oenytneir rights but why should
narleston to a gentleman in Wilmington : ' Fears ( not she act ? Are there not indeed peculiar reasons
ere entertained by the lovers of g xxl order, that the j w hy she should do so? 4 Virginia ( says a correspon
Present state of things would not end without a colli- j lent) has always been foremost in the great struggle
S P- I i SnTherSSS
fwuscedem to any that could possibly take place beJ jn th centre ofthe Sea-line ofthe Union, anMnfluence
cen the State of of South Carolina and the General upon her right hand and upon her left. Like France
Government. . This, however, is no longer the case,
for Nullification is fast on the decline, and the period
fast approaching when the authors and supporters of
this offspring of an unhallowed, unbounded ambition,
will receive the hearty disapprobation of every honest
citizen of the State. Declarations are daily heard
to escape numbers that they have been deluded, in
being taught that nullification was to prove peacea
ble, and that in the time of civil commotion, they will
act w ith the union party. Indeed, it is confidently be
lieved, that the Union party, will put in new mem
bers to Congress."
A second Newspaper, Tfie People's Press, edited
by P. W. Fanning and T. Loring, and published by
Fanning and Hall, has just been established in Wil
mington. The first number appears on a handsome
imririu1 sahpt nnd rnntains the nnenini? address of
tfv editors, which is written with an ability t hat pro
mises well for the permanent respectability and use
fulness of the paper.
On the 4th inst. an operation was performed in
this town, for the gravel, by Dr. Washington, on a
youth ten years of age, son of Delancy Harper, Esq.
of Green countv. The stones extracted were two in
number, and weighed 13 pennyweights, 6 grains
The child had suffered severely for eight years under
this disease. He is nou doing well.
The reader is referred to our second page for an
amusing article from the pen of the Editor of the
Courtlan Herald. It is written in his best style.
Condy Ragcet, Esq. late Editor of the 'Banner
of the Constitution, has issue i proposals Pjr
a Daily a id Tri weekly Paper, to be entitled u Fhe
Examiner," the publication of which will be com
menced in Philadelphia as soon as a suhicient
number of subscribers shall have been obtained to se
cure its permanent establishment. We will publish
the Prospectus in our next.
The war of vituperation against General Jackson
has at length been abandoned in despair. The most
malignant of his late traducers, influenced by the
Ibrce of public opinion, have either ceased to speak o
him, or are yielding their reluctant testimony to the
worth and integrity of his character.
Among the various attractive periodicals of the day,
le.v, perhaps, enjoy a greater share of public favour
than is merited by " The Kmckerbacker or New
York Monthly Magazine" conducted by Messrs.
Peabody & Co. 219, Broadway. The plan of the
Knickerbacker assimilates to that of the London
Metropolitan, and, like that work, its contents present
a rich variety of light and agreeable, reading. The
first number may be seen at our Office.
The following exhibits a rather amusing picture of
the "spirit" which animates the nullifiers; the hus
band who could resist such prompting as this must be
a very bold or a very weak man. The letter is taken
rorn the Columbia, S. C. Telescope, of the 25th ult.
where it is published in all gravity.
Extract of a letter from a Lady in Charleston to
i t i .1 I ... r "V .
her nusuanu, a nieinuer ui ujc ucgiBiaiuic, -n vw-
umbia. j
Charleston, December 18th, 1832.
My dear Husband
" The President's proclamation was received here
on Sunday. You have, no doubt, seen by the papers
we are to have rive companies ot artillery sent on
against us immediately. The proclamation has not
ntimidated any of the fetate Rights Party, that is
judging from the Ladies I have seen ; they are
more determined than ever " to resist even unto
blood." Would it not be advisable to lay in provi
sions for a siege ? Our castle will be well filled, in
case of an attack. I have offered room to all our
nearest friends. 1 must lurnish rice, and we are to
get beef from Woodstock. We will have many
siout hearts among us. It is proposed to have som e
of our windows with iron . bars, (all in the lower
story) then we will feel quite safe, 1 confess that I
feel no fears at all. 1 dreaded the Cholera much
more, and hope and trust we will be guided through
our difficulties sooner than we expect."
"Stand by your country at all hazard, and I will
never desert you.
Yours with sincere affection."
The Augusta Chronicle, of the 22d ult, says
" We learn that twelve companies of the United
States troops are on their march from the South West
to the Arsenal in this place, from whence it is sup
posed they will leave for Charleston. These compa
nies, if full, would amount to 600."
The Richmond Whig mentions that Western Vir
ginia is in favor of the President's Proclamation. It
states also, that Mr. Tazewell was about to publish
in the Norfolk Herald, a review of that document, as
a refutation.
Native Gold. In a discussion which took place in
Congress, on the 19th ult. on a bill to establish As
say Offices in the gold region, Mr. Carson stated that
in 1830, the gold found in xorth Carolina amounted
w SOO00 dollars. In Georgia in amounted to
210,000 dollars. This amount, he was informed, had
been more than double 1 durincr the last vear.
From the Richmond Enquirer.
COURSE OF VIRGLMA.
Almost every eye in the Union is fixed on the move-
ments of Virginia,
Press after Press com me its up-
on ?er 4uties an,J ner measures. The interest she
t pTCites is uprv intones
Some ofthe Federal narjers to the North char-tre
her with arrogance. Some accuse her of an attempt
to play the Umpire. But she has never assumed
this office. Others charge her even with presump
tion, in wishing to mediate between the contending
parties. Mr. Walsh draws hair-breadth distinctions
on the occasion and avers that, "strictly speaking,
Virginia cannot mediate ; that she can only intercede,
interfere, interpose or intermeddle." Thw is triflinc
refinement. It is well understood irr wnnt lirriit she
' places herselfnot as w guaranteeinVnbt as "as-
on ult
in the centre of the great European powers, she is des-1
tined (said the sagacious Abbe Correa) by her very
position always to have great weight among her sis
ter States. She stands as a bold promontory between
two contending oceans; and I trust she will suceess
lully stay the silent encroachments of the one. and the
disturbed and restless movements of the other. 'Let
ner act as becomes her with moderation, but with
firmness. Let her not countenance th nn -- h-
indirection of the doctrines of Nullificationthat mule
remedy, which is neither one thing nor t'other or ra
th r that masked Medusa, which speaks peace' when
u means not peace ; out let ner seek also to press
upon her sister States in General Convention, such
amendments as will present successful bulwarks for
the Rights of the Statea, and secure a minority from
tne tyrannous domination ol interested majorities, and
from tne oppressions and exactions ot selhjsh legisla
tion."
But there are other reasons which a'pplv with still
peculiar and irresistible force to her situation. Her
locality gives her every inducement to preserve this
Union. If divided, she will probably become a fron
tier State the battle-crround nerhans of three new
confederacies worse even than was the Northumber
land of old England. She finds in this relative situ
ation the strongest reason, and with all liberal men,
the best apology for our intermediation. Let us make
peace, then, and save 'he Union. Our own interests
combine with those of all America to call upon us for
this patriotic effort.
In what shape this effort will be made, it is irhpos
sible for us to say. It would require the spirit of Di
vination itself to predict what course our Legislature
will pursue. There are so many projects before t hem
so many clashing views such a diversity of politi
cal interests. We had hoped, that the course was
marked out before us by a pencil of light that we
should have protested in the strongest terms against
the Tariff and instructed our Senators, &c. to urge
its immediate reduction that we should have repro
bated in the most decided manner the remedy of Nul
lification, and respectfully requested South Carolina
to suspend her Ordinance, and await the result of
another combined effort for removing the evil of which
the whole South complains That we should re-assert
in the most emphatic terms our Resolutions of '99
protesting most firmly and distinctly against so
much of the Proclamation, as clashes with the 3d Re
solution of '99, respecting the origin of the Federal
compact, and the right of the States to Judgp and in
terpose for arresting the evil declaring at the same
time, that the South Carolina doctrine is an illegiti
mate and a dangerous inference from this resolution.
But whilst such are our own views views, which
we express with all the deference which becomes us,
but which at this time we owe it to our fellow citizens
frankly to express We have no idea that they will
perfectly agree with the opinions of any one. We
can scarcely hope, from the. vast variety of views we
have heard expressed, that they can square with the
opinions of a majority of the Legislature and, in
act, we should deceive our readers, n we attempted
to form any anticipations of the course which will be
ultimately adopted. I lme alone can solve the pro
blem.
PUBLIC MEETING.
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Trenton, Jones County, N. C. Jan uary 5, 1832.
ta numerous and respectable meeting of the citi
zens of this County, convened at the Court House, to
take into consideration the subject of Nullification, the
bouth Carolina Convention, and the President's Pro
clamation: On motion ofRisden M. McDaniel, Esq.,
Doctor J. r. LaKoque was called to the Chair, and
bredenck oscue, isq. appointed Secretary, anil
James E. LaRoque, assistant Secretary. A Com
mittee was appointed by the Chair, consisting of the
following gentlemen, to prepare a suitable preamble
and resolutions expressive of the sentiments of the
meeting: Messrs. Simmons Harrison, W' m. Gooding,
Risden M. McDaniel, Frederick Foscue, and John
Jones, Esqrs. The committee after having retired a
short time, reported the lollovving preamble and reso
lutions, which were unanimously adopted.
We a portion ol the People, obeying the admoni
tions of the father of his country, deem it our sacred
duty to discountenance whatever may suggest even
a suspicion that our national Union can in any event
be abandoned, and to indignantly frown upon the
most systematic effort to alien a portion of our country
from the rest, and to enfeeble the sacred ties which
now link together its various parts.
Therefore Resolved, 1 hat we consider the Union
of our country as ever dear and ever to be preserved,
even at the sacrifice ot considerable interest.
Resolved, That we disapprove the proceedings of
the nullification party lately assembled m convention
in bouth Carolina, as hasty and premature, and the
laws passed m pursuance of the Ordinance, by the
Legislature, as tyrannical, arbitrary and prescriptive,
and tending directly to a dissolution of the Union.
Resolved, I hat we approve the President's Procla
mation, and that we will cordially support him in eve
ry constitutional measure necessary for the execution
of the laws, and for maintaining the integrity of the
Union ; that we still fervently pray the Divine good
ncss to avert the
that in our iudgment
on the part of the;:President of the United States, if
lorcible resistance be made to the laws, to see never
theless, that the laws be duly executed.
Rtsolved, That the best interests of our country,
demand a gradual reduction of the Tariff to the stan
dard of revenue, as proposed by the President in his
message to the present Congress.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be
signed by the Chairman, and Secretaries, and pub
lished in the Newbern Sentinel, and Spectator, the
Raleign papers, v ashington Globe, Richmond Ln
quirer, and all other papers friendly to the cause.
J. B. LAROGIUE, Chr'n.
Ebederick Fobcue, ) Secretaries.
J. L. LaRoque, $
In the bill reducing the duties on imposts, reported
by the Committee of Ways and Means, as published
in the Globe and in the other papers of this city,
cotton and wool are. by an error ofthe press, made
free of duty, this is wholly a mistake for cotton
wool, or raw cotton. Wool is provmeo lor at special,
though reduced rates of duty in the beginning of the
bill. Globe.
In the last number of the London Metropolitan there
is an article on Naval Architecture. The author
says in the outset:
" It is our intention to prove
" 1st. That we have always been inferior in this sci
ence of Naval Architecture to the French and Span
iards, and latterly to the Americans-
"2d. That our ship builders and navy board did
not pay that attention tofhe lessons which we received
from our enemies, and seldom copied from the superi
or models captured from the enemy.
" 3d. That although other nations were always in
advance of us in this science, that laterly our ship
builders have retrograded, instead of having advanced
in their construction of ships of war."
Some of the opposition papers in England are very
severe upon the Grey Ministry tor the course adopted
towards Holland. The Guardian ofthe 15th of Nov.
has a long editoriatarticle upon the Embargo, wh;c"
it denounces as unjtfst, impolitic and absurd. Among
the possible consequences, the following is, given, to
illustrate the fault of the British Government es
tablishing the blockade of the Dutch ports. N.- Y.
Standard.
A ship, carrying a bit of striped bunting at her
mast head, as Mr. Canning used to describe the
necessity ol resorting to torce ; but xr,a fnrthpr v, f h nr,ia.cra iu
, lt is a matter of absolute duty Jt, chnft .jmro . tiV . Mro Roo , . .
American flag, on entering th sKoH muu r5rh
cargo, almost unsaleable dseWherev and the return of
n.lii(h tn lfOT I Irlpano Rm.,U I 1 r- ... .
stopped by an English cruiser. 5 "
, i uu v.... ..,v.. fays me ii.ngiL?'
(( Vnn rann rvt on f or- hn.n !) .l i . . M L
Commander. '
Why?" asks brother Jonathan, in aS
vdice of anger and astonishment. I
"Holland is in a state of blockade," resrjdv
other ," by the combined fleets of France and GrrcatT
Britain."
" What! has war been declared against Holland?"
inquires the skipper from the far down West.
" No, not exactly that," replies Lieutiant Mal
colm, of the Firebrand: "not exactlv war, but Hol
land is blockaded nevertheless; we intend blowing up
the citidel at Antwerp for the honMtr of France, and
to ma;ntan the favou rite foreign policy" of Louis
f hi Hipp" and therefore you must sheer on.
The American. beinfrexHsnerated. scarcely' knows
what to do: he has not rend PifffrndorfF. VatteL
Sc rapsbottom , Um plesh rachen, or any of these cele
brated authors on the law of nations, and who, had he
read them, would inform him that no nation has a
right to blockade another, in order to advance the in
terests of a third party, unless the blockading Power
nave made the quarrel its own, and formally decla
rea war in the recognised form. He knows that the
valuable cargo which his shin contains is sent unon
consignment and speculation; and that not having
orders to proceed to any other market, and no discre
tionary power to dispose ot it to the best of his judg
ment, he, with the fear of beggary before his eyes.
must again steer lor the coast ot America. But it so
happens, that not far in the offing he meets an A
merican ship of war one of those spanking frig lies
carrying sixty gun-: which are the pride ofPthe Re
public. He submits his case to the captain of the fri
gate, who assures hun that as no war had been de
dared, he has aright to enter, the Scheldt, and that
he will protect him to the extent ol his power.
He returns van fed by the frigate of sixty guns
and both are stopped at the mouth of the Scheldt.
What then? The American comm mder is wnrne
off nn peri ls he is fired upon perh i s he is cap
tured, if not sunk.
: The news soon crossesthe Atlantic, and then comes
a war with America.
A Lawyer in Trouble.-r-THh , Boston Atlas o
Friday last has the following.-' By an act of the
Legislaiure of the State, passed March 19th, 1831,
all persons are exempted front imprisonment for sums
less than ten lollars. A lawyer in the town of Mid
way, named Warren Lovering, had twodemanr:sof
five dollars each against :i man in that town which were
left with him for collection by different individuals.
With a view to enable him to proceed summarily in
the case, he en iorsed lone of the notes over to the
other, brought his action against the debtor who becom
ing acquainted with the unlawful means used to effect
his imprisonment, immediately commenced a suit
against Lovering, and at the session of the Court in
Norfolk County, obtained a verdict of four hundred
and fifty dollars damages."
The Legislature of Georgia have convicted Mr.
Bogan, the Commissioner ofthe Land Lottery,-of the
charges alleged against him, and sentenced him to
deprivation of office and disfranchisement for 20
years
Neiv York Senator. Silas Wright, Jr. Comptrol
ler of the State, was on the 5th inst. elected U. States
Senator by the Jew York Legislature, to supply the
vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Governor
Marcy.
Curiosity. The proprietor of a coffee house in
Pans, has offered vlade noiselle Bouryc the young
woman wno issaid to rr ve turned aside tne pistol lev
elled at the King, 40,000 francs to serve as a bar
maid lor six months.
71ie Grand Sultan. A correspondent ofthe Jour
nal of Commerce, on board the frigate Constellation,
dated Sept. 22, gives the following account 6f the
Sultan, written after a journey to Constantinople :
"Under the kind auspices of commodore Porter, to
whose hospitable attentions we are greatly indebted,
we had a fine opportunity of seeing the Grand Sul
tan. It was in the field where he is in the habit, on
certain days of the year, of practising at archery
and this being the day we repaired to the field. The
monarch soon arrived on horseback, surrounded by
several me ;bers of his court. Observing us, and
being informed that we were Americans, he sent an
officer to invite us nearer to the spot an invitation
which brought us within a few feet of his person.
Altera few shots from a few members ofthe court, he
descended from his horse, and took the bow, which he
drew with astonishing energy, for his third arrow
the last which he sped-vvent 856 yards. The distance
is incredible, but we saw it measured, and could
served to us that this was one of their ancient cus
toms, an amusement which he occasionally indulged
in. He inquired ol' commodore Porter, who had
beert ill, respecting his health, and observed to him
and Captain Reed that heshoul l be, happy in seeing
our men of war at Constantinople. He spoke in
praise of a model of of a ship which Mr. Eckford had
iustsent to his palace, and ordering us some mats in
vited us to be seated, and treated us to some excellent
coffee and ice cream. His manner was very easy
and affable, and nothing but the attentions of those
around, showed that we were in the presence of the
Grand Sultan. We left, soon after, having made as
handsome, a bow as lay in .ur power.
The Sultan appears to be about fifty years of age
his person is stately, with a muscular, firm set forma
tion. His eye is full of fire his lips betray firmness
the prevailing expression of his countenance is
indicative of care, fortitude, and energy. His dress
was simple. He wore a red cap, shaped precisely
like a hat without a' brim, with a blue tassel hang
ing from the centre of the crown. His Coat was a
blue roundabout, with a narrow, upright collar, and
buttoned close about him. His pantaloons were of
the same color, cut alter our fashion, with narrow
straps running under a square-toed boot. His
sword, which hung easily at his side, had a gold
scabbard, ami a belt blazing with diamonds. His
horse was a truly, noble an mal, and most richly
capurisoned. 1 he headstall of the bridle was studded
with jewels, and the stirrups of the embroidered sad
dle were of massive gold. And a more splendid
horseman than his Majesty thus mounted, I have
never se n.
PORT OF XJEWBEHU.
ARRIVED,
Jan. 9, Brig Driver, Grimes, from Burmuda.
Jan.131 Packet sloop Convov, Ludlanr, in balast,
10 days from N. York, to J. M. Granadt , & Co.
io to D-u .i,, T.ni. Jortes, 11 days from
-ail. IUi 1. aiKCt Dlit. , " Mr .
N. York, to J. M. Granade, & Co. to V at-
son Wilcox, C. F. Wird, S,fn,n, P-ttman, Flan
ner. I.nnd Scott, Hunter, Outten, Loomi, Durand.
ner, Lund, Scott,
0 ' . Mrs. A M, . an owwini, iuosier u.
- m- mm m m
t, v!'Jiiken. M.asS. Morris and Mr. C. F.
Ward. Experienced seven w iher on the passage,
and sustained considerable tr gc in sails, &c.
CLEARED,
Scbr. Romeo & Juliet, Howes, Newbedford.
" ! hardly be mistaken. It was nearlv one hundred
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Commencement of hostilities.
fhe packet ship South America, arrived at New
York on Monday last from Liverpool : she sailed oir
the 5th of December, and has brought files of London
papers to the 4th inclusive. The intelligence respect
ing the affairs of Holland is highly important.
. HOLLAND.
tiostiliues, were commenced against Antwerp op
the 3dth of November. On the morning ofthar daw
Marshal Gerard sent the following summons to Gen
Chasse.
"General I have arrived lifn - .
, . . r t?, l. . . tiiauri oi Antwerp, i1iu
head of a FreiH h anpy eomniiss.oned by my Government to de
mand the execution of the treaty of the jstb of November 18S1
which guarantee, to the King of ,he BelgiU xZZtl'olZl
fortress, and also that of those dependent upon it at both sides of
the Scheldt. 1 hope you are disposed to admit the justice of Urn
riemv . If it should beotherwi.-e.l am commanded tn,...;n
th;tt I shall emptoy the means which are at my disposal 16 cet imi
session of the citadel of Antwerp. .
The oierationpf the siege shall be directed against the Ttma'.
sides of the citadel .- and, notwithstanding that the weakness of thf
foi tress ins the side or the city, and the shelter ot the houses offer
me great advantages y( attacking on that side, I shall not avail
myself of them.- I lave, therefore, a right to hope that, conforma
bly to the laws of war. and the usages generally observed, you wilr
abtam from every kind of hostility against the city. I am now in
the occupation of a part of it, with the sole object of preventing
that which might expose it to the fire of your artillery. A boro-
iar.t ment (of it) will he an act of useless barbarity, and a calamity
to the commerce ol all nations.
If, notwithstanding these considerations, yo fire on the cit
France and England will exact n indemnity equivalent to tbe
damage which may he done by the fire from the citadel, from thi"
forts, and also from the vessel- of wir. It is impossible that you
yourself should not be aware, that In that case you will be person
ally responsible fir the breach of a usage respected by all ciiliiei1
people and for the evils consequent thereupon. I wait your, an
swer, and I expect that you will agree immediately to enter Into
netrottai ions with me for deiiveringp to me the citadel of-Antwerp,
a -d the forts de; endent on it. Accept the assurance of my consi
deration. "Th.- Marshal Commander in-Chief of the armv of the North.
Count" GERARD."
The answer of Gen. Chasse was, that he would
defen I his position to the last extremity. Gen: Chasse
declared that if the French continued their work after
12 o'clock, he would fire.
At 12 oclock the first mm was neard in the citv of
,lw erP? 'arm ana agitation soon appeared on alt
A 1 i " . . - -f . .
o. x mis ttt;uii uir.mamci uay uie ruuiitry JKJI. -
pie. in the place fled as quick as possible, fearful of u
bombardment of the town.
Antwerp, Dec. f , 10 A. M. The French have
worked all nignt not withstanding the rain, and have
already completed abattery in' the garden called tJie,
Harmony, between Forts Montebello and St. Laju-
rtMit. During the night the darkness did not allow
tie Dutch to see the men at work. Few guns wen
beard after 10 o'clock. -
It is asserted on the best authority, that the French
works will be ready for operations in full to morrow.
The wet w eather will, it is feared do the troops more
injury than Chasse's fire..
half past 1 o'clock The division on the lelr
bank of the river under Geu. Sebastiani maintains it
communication with marshal Gerard by a bridge of
pontoons at the village oflvulbeck, a little in advance
of Hemixen. The object of that division being tu
clear the left bank, is likely to be delayed from tho
want of a flotilla. It can soon be united with the
chief corps of the army, in case the prince of Orange,
moves forward. &
The ten French baterries will be completed with
ffuris,- &c, to-night, and are expected. to open on the
citadel to-morrow. ;
There is great apprehension that the firing ffoin.
the fort Montebello will produce a bombard ment of tin
town. By-vssels, Dec. 1, 6 P. M. It was Lt. Col. Auy
ray, of Marshal Gerard's staff, who bore the summons
to Chasse, accompanied by a single trumpet. His
reception was cold, but civil, and the answer in the
negative: "Tell the Marshal, said he, that I shall
bury mysel f under the ruins of the citadel. As to the
neutrality of the city I promise nothing that will be
regulated by circumstances and events.".
From Portugal the news is unfavorable for Don
Pedro. Don Miguel had succeeded with his baiteriev
n closing up the passage of the river to Oporto.
In England, the Parliament was at length dissolv
ed, and writs issued for the first election under the
Reform law. The writs not being returnable till 29th
January, there will be no session till February.
Meantime, the country will be agitated from one ex
treme to the other, with warmly contested elections.
An order in Council was issued on the 3d of De
cember, declaring that the order issued on the 6th of
November, for the blockade ot the Dutch ports, doev
not extend to the ports belonging to the King ot the
Netherlands, either in the West orEai-t Indies, or it''
Africa or America.
ATTENTION !
THE First Town Company of
Militia will appear on parade on thv
Academy Green, on Wednesday, the 16th in6t.
at 10 o'clock A. M. equipped agreeably to law.
By order of the Captain,
WM. H. MORNING, O. Sctgt.
Newbern, Jan. 14,1833.
TOJV TIMBER.
FTTIHE highest Cash prices will be given af
JUL the EAGLE STEAM MILL for
500,000 fefet of Tori Timber of
good quality, of the following lengths : say
from 18 to SO feet long. Also, wanted.
one thousand cords of long leaf FINF
WOOD.
THOMAS B. WALLACE ti-Co
Newbern, January 14, 1833.
N. B. The longer and larger the Timber, th f
higher the price.
MAS just received from New York, in ad
dition to his former supply,
Studs for Gentlemen's shirt bosoms,
Fashionable steel Watch Chains and Keys,
Silk do.
Silver table, tea, salt, and mnstard' Spoons.
Silver Spectacles, to suit from 20 years up
to 80.
Plated and steel do.
Silver Pencil Cases -a few of them terV
beautiful,
Shields, &C.&C.
Very fine Beads for Ladies' fancy w'oik, &c.
Newbern, 24th December, 1B32.
THE FORM BOOK,
TIONTAINING Three Hundred ofthe most
Ly approYed Precedents for Conveyancing
Arbitration, Bills of Exchange, Promisorr
Notes, Receipts for Money, Letter of Attor
ney, Bonds, Copartnerships, Leases, petitions.
and Wills, besides many other subjects refer
red to in the Index. By. "Member of the
Philadelphia Bar: For sale y WATgoK
    

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