Whole No. 127.
Tarborough, Edgecombe County, N. C. Saturday, January 27, f 827. Vol ULNo. 23,
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WAR IN EUROPE.
Nac- York, Jan. 12 Tlte pack
ets Florida ami Hudson have
come up this morning so rapidly
alter each other, that we have
found it impossible to keep pace
with the important news they have
brought. Jiy these arrivals copi
ous Hies of papers to the 16th Dec.
inclusive have been received.
These papers contain the high
ly importantintelligcnee, that in
consequence of the invasion oi
Portugal by Spanish troops, in
conjunction with the Portuguese
rebels, supplied by Spaing the
Princess Regent had applied to
England for assistance. This fact
was communicated to both houses
of Parliament, by a Royal mes
sage, on the 11th of December.
On the 12th, an answer to the ad
dress was moved in the House of
Lords, by Earl outburst, and in
the House of Commons by Mr.
Canning. At the close of the dis
cussion which took place in the
House of Commons, upon a motion-
by My. Canning. th nhiprt
ot which was to pledge the House
to support hfs 'Majesty in any
ihcasure for the presi n ation and
ucfare of Portugal Mr. Can
ning, in the course .of his remarks
"The. object of this measure is
not tear. The object of this mea
sure is to take the last chance of
peace. If England does not
promptly go to the aid of Portugal,
Portugal will be trampled upon,
and then war will come come,
too, in the train of degradation.
If we wait until Spain have cour
age to ripen her secret machina
tions into open hostility, we shall
have war we shall have the war
of the pacificators, and who then
can say when that war will end."
The motion was carried with
only 3 or 4 dissentients in the
House of Lords it passed unani
mously. The British troops were mov
ing with as much promptness as
the ministry have acted. The
Courier says: the amount of force
which will be despatched in the
first instance, and .upon the emer
gency of the occasion, is 5000.
Of the troops composing this
force, there are to be four squad-
which indicates that it is not con
templated their services will be
confined to garrison duty only.
The London papers speak of
this measure as though it were an
actual declaration of war against
Spain, and from the tone of some
of them, one would suppose that
there Was io be a speedy and gen
eral convulsion of the political ele
ments of Europe, Asia, and Afri
ca. The Morning Herald savs:
ses. A plan for attaining this ob
ject will be presented to you.
Imperfections have been re
marked in the organization of ju
ries. 1 shall cause to be submit
ted to you a new project for their
amelioration, for establishing re
gulations conformable to the na
ture of this institution.
The penalties enacted against
the slave trade are not efficacious.
and their application is capable of
. - ..I i i a i i .
--' J . it 1 " W UJ.
"Most of the papers call this a being eluded. A legislation more
".1.1 TT n '--a . i.
war wiin tne ivmg ot Spam we, complete was necessary. 1 have
directed the projects to be sub
mitted to you. '
I continue to receive from all
foreign governments, the assu
rance of the most amicable dispo
sitions and the most conforma
ble to my own sentiments for the
maintenance of peace.
Troubles have recently broken
put in the Peninsula. I shall unitn
my clforts to those of my allies to
hould call it a war with France."
Again, in another paragraph, the
same paper continues:
"We would ask whether 5000
English troops are a match, in
Portugal, for 50 or 100,000 French j
and bpamsh troops. We hope
the business will not be over be
fore our50U0 men get to Lisbon.
Cen. Quiroga is going. We hope
he will effect more than he did in
;-M)am, when the Duke of Ainrou- put an end to them, and to nrp.
leme made his appearance. It vent their consequences,
appears to us that France means The progressive increase of the
to take possession of Portugal as produce of the indirect taxes, will
well as Spain Austria of Italy & I permit us this year to augment the
Switzerland Russia of Greece, funds appropriated to the public
Turkey and Persia, and then the I services, by a sum equal to that
East Indies Prussia of Hanover, 'imposed by the last law of the
&c; and England will have an in-j finances.
crease of debt; and finally, proba-l This augmentation will be real
bly there will bean explosion of j relief to my people; it will ease
both debt and tithes." "We hope; the communes of the supplemen
ting Ireland will not break out in- tary dues which they pay to their
to rebellion, so as to oblige us tos official servants, and the indigent
recall the 5000 men." j classes will find abundant resour-
The Liverpool Chronicle of the; ccs in the new activity which will
10th says: "the report of the war be assumed in the public works,
has advanced the price of most ar-ion our great roads, our fortresses,
tides in our market, and it is very ;and our naval arsenals,
popular amongst all classes here."! I lmvo reason to hope that the
All public securities have fallen appropriation which will be made
much during the week South A-!or tne public services will be suf-
ncient to meet all their wants for
several years, and that I shall
henceforth be able to apply the
surplus produce to the reduction
of the most burdensome taxes."
A letter received in Philadelphia
says, the King of France icas shot
by one of his Guards, when on j)a
rade the ball grazed his sleeve,
and the Guard finding that he had
failed in his aim, drew another pis
tol with which he blew out his
merican have gone down full ten
France. On the 12th Dec. the
Kingof France opened the Cham
bers by the following
"Gentlemen: Important labours
have been prepared for this ses
sion. Certain of your zeal, I have
not hesitated to anticipate the or
dinary period ot your convocation
Two codes will be submitted
to your examination. They have
for their object to perfect legisla
tion of forests, and to fix the rules
of military jurisdiction. I have
permitted few innovations to be
made in this labor. The bases
are founded on the present sys
tem of the army, and on the or
domjance of my august ancestor
I could have wished that it had
been possible not to direct your
attention to the Press, but in pro
portion as the power of publish
ing writings is developed, it has
produced new abuses, which call
ed for more extensive and more
Russia. A letter from St. Pe
tersburg, dated Gth October, says:
"Uur rifmipotentiaries at Ackcr
man finished their commission ve
ry happily on the 25th Sept. old
style. 1 lie 1 urks have acceeded
to all the proposals of Russia.
The war against Persia is draw
ing to a close. The Persians
have already been beaten, and
driven back into their territory."
Greece. If the news from this
country caji be depended upon.thri
affairs of Greece are nnnninn- n
more favorable aspect. . On Ihe
16th of October, lbral iim P fichu
efficacious means of repression. was near Argos, 'on the Corinthi
It was time to put an end to its an road his soldiers without pay,
scandalous outrages, and to pre-'and himself without money. He
Rprve tho lihnrtvnf" thn nrnss itsnlf wnc nnf tr rntnv,
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rons of cavalry, -a circumstance' from the danger of its own exces-j the arrival of money from Egypt