The National Gazette from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 10, 1823 · 2
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7' A luchan; and whose history first cough to the lust blister, -inflicted upon every new comer turn. Relieved from this fire by lilure of ,thc ainmiinitiou, some bus country cenileman takes, you : j: and seizinr on vour button to heavens the tailors would sew them tighter plunges you incontinently into a sea of grand jury pontics, uuguuuuuj " rlism.tes ahoui came, the intricate ope rations of a turnpike act, intrigues for draining a duck-pond, and manoeuvres for inclosing a common " Veruro obi ove furto, raoi bo periere capella:, Spem mentita scges, bos est encotus araiulo;" it becomes almost impossible to hold out longer; and one is tempted not to wait for the " media de node, but to take one's horse at once, and be off at a tan- eent By this time, however, relief arrives in the shape of a luncheon (people who have nothing to do, always eat lun cheons) and then follows the tiresome, draireline, lounicinpr walk, without ob ject and without animation: or, perhaps, (worst ot all,) mat consummation, ui bore a drive to pay a visit. Oh: ye, who. inhabitine a ereat city, have no other ideas excited by these words, than a peregrination through Bond street , and the squares, dropping a ticket here and a compliment thdre, a " how d'ye , do" at one house, and a. " don't forget" at another, little do ye dream of the misery of a morning visit in the country. First, out come'the four horses and the outriders, all in apple-pie order;-the coachman's wig in full buckle, and the lady visitants in full demi-toilctte (excuse the bull):then off you set for seven or more miles of cold splashing through the deep ruts of by-roads and lanes; the carriage windows all closed, to stew you in your own steam, or lowered to intro duce the " winter's flaw," and give you the tooth-ach. On arrival, you find a cold drawing-room, with the fire just lighted, and smoking, of course. After some half quarter's preparation, enter the lady of the house, cold as her room, and formal as the regiment of chairs marl shalled with the drum-major of a sofa at their head, along its walls. The con versation a repetition of all you have already heard in the morning, with some episodes to give time for the entrance of the luncheon (mew. your second luncheon) which is never ready. At last the moment of parting arrives: you curi'sy, bob and return to your carriage to skelter back your seven mile home, with the additional agrement of a snow-storm and darkness. These are pleasant preliminaries for encountering at dinner the same laces you have been seeing every day till vour eves ache. All the good stories are moreover exhausted, the got-up vvi expended, and the prescribed topics of . the day discussed and worn out. Unless some one of the company has been kind enouirh to go out skaittngon horseback and has broken his own or bis horse's bones, for the amusement of the. party noihine remains but the claret for - eeltinff throusrh the long lone even incr. It is under these circumstances that we become acquainted with the full va lue of agreeability; and know the worth of the man who " in the worst of times" has within himself the sources of amuse inent. To describe what agreeability is in what it consists, is next to an im possibility. It is a quality rather to be felt than understood, and far-more sus ceptible of being enjoyed than analyzed. It is an aggregate of many particulars, differs in different subjects, and depends in some measure on the company as well as on the person himself in whom it is found. Generally speaking, an agreeable person should not be a man of strom? oassions, or ot deep views or feelings; he should have vanity enough to wish to please, and not sufficient to be wholly engaged with himself. There are men of the most lively and brilliant wit, with minds stored with anecdote, who are extremely wearisome in society, simply because they are not good listeners, and take no pains to make the company satisfied with themselves, to draw out each man in his turn, to return him his own thoughts in a new or a net- ter dress, and to flatter him with the fancy that the novelty is his own. With out the aid of some one possessed of this talent, society is apt to fall into the hands of some egregious coxcomb, who has no other qualification lor possessing " the general ear," than impudence and self-suflicience. Agreeability is a much rarer and more difficultly attainable excellence among women, than with men; owing to their more circumscribed intercourse with the world, and their more defective edu cation. We are indeed most frequently indebted to a slight dash of coquetry in females, when we pass our time agreea bly in their society. Clever women are too often tranchantes, or too pedantic, to please; while a tool is the wnole antipodes away from agreeability. But when one finds a female truly agreeable, there is nothing in the round of life so fascinating-, so enjoyable! Beauty cloys; wit dazzles and fatigues; but genuine agree- ohilitv is as durable as it is -exquisite The male sex has nothing like it; no thing so winning, nothing so delightful, nothing so intoxicating. Hours, days, years under its influence, " roll unper-ceived away;" and a long life will not suffice to exhaust its powers. To be agreeable, the desire to please is not sufficient. Often, indeed, the very effort mars the design. Quoters, strainers after points and antitheses, are any thing on the face of the earth but agreeable: and it often occurs, that when even men of wit and celebrity are bvought together for the express purpose of m-ikine a charming oay ot it, mutual the society as dull as a Methodist meeting. ' . To be simple, and natural, , on the other hand, goes far; and it is not untl sual to find even aged females (those synonymes for bore, among the half witted,) extremely agreeable, upon no other fund than this simplicity and a little good sense. One source of the agreeable is sym pathy. A noisy, obstreperous, story-telling, song-singing invader of eais, is deemed agreeable in the club, of which he is the centre; and a prosing, long winded follower of the doublings of a hare, the patient historiographer of the clay's labour of a pointer are good com pany in the society of ' country-squires. To this cause we must attribute the rarity of agreeability among the cultivators of abtruse science, and among men of high-toned character, who have little in common with the mass of mankind, and whose thoughts, habitually turned inward, are incapublejof external demon stratioi), except on great occasions. Tor a somewhat similar reason, mo thers of large families are uniformly de ficient in the agreeable, being wholly pre-occupied with the cares and delights of maternity, and absorbed in contempla lion of the great qualities of Tommy, or the budding beauties ot the infant Jane. 1 he scarcity of agreeability exalts it in our estimation above far more important attributes. For, to be agreeable, implies, of necessity, no virtue, if it be not that of good nature; and a very agreeable creature may be a downright villain. Whatever value may be set upon the higher qualities of head or heart, we are still more intolerant of dulness than of vice, and prefer too often an agreeable companion to a true friend Nil ego contuIerimi;'cimd'o sanus amico. says Horace; and iii so saying bears involuntary testimony to the triumph of the agreeable over the estimable. king Xerxes; Oth, lastly, of the Pha raons. C)e Rational alette VillLADEIA'UlA. THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1823. Scientific and Literary Travels. Professor Nevi has been employed by the Emperor of Russia to make researches in the steppes of Independent Tartary, and to examine the course of the Oxus, and the towns of Balk and Sarmacand. The expedition will extend perhaps as far as the Lake Saisan. Am bassadors have been previously sent tu prepare the way in these countrie which are so little known; there is rca son to think, that at least much geo graphical knowledge will result from the expedition. That public-spirited nobleman, Count Komanzofi, who fitted out, at his" ow expense, the expedition .under kotze bue for circumnavigating the globe, ha sent out travellers to cross the ice from the eastern coast of Asia to the wescri coast ol America. Professor Rask, of Copenhagen, the author of an Icelandic and Anglo-gaxon Grammar, has been for some Urn studying Sanscrit at St. Petersburg with the view of proceeding to the Bir man empire, to study the Pali language and the sacred books of the Buddhists He proposes to inquire into the origin of the languages ot the north in the mountains of Caucasus. T. Lacour, the director of the free school of design and painting at I3or- deaux, has published an important Essay on Egyptian Hieroglyphics. He has adopted for his motto the following pas sage from Clement of Alexandria: " Sunt Hebraicis similia Egyptorum aenigmata. Indeed the whole of his system is comprehended in those few words. 1 he author s opinions are more tully developed in the following para graph of his introduction: " About twelve years ago, the examination of some Egyptian hieroglyphics suggested to me the idea of analyzing the Hebrew language, and ot comparing the prim tive elements of that language with those ot the hieroglyphics. Ihis comparison the more strongly excited my curiosity, as 1 was convinced that the Hebrew lan guage was very nearly the language which was spoken in Egypt at the period when the Israelites, under the guidance of Moses, left that country, after having sojourned in it aoove iour nunctreu years. A little further on, M. Lacour adds, that he is persuaded the Hebrew language was in Egypt the sacred lan guage, the language of the mysteries and symbols; and that he is equally satisfied that what is called the Copt was, on the contrary, the language of the lower orders of the people and of idolatry, 1 he labours of M. Champollion, iun. on the Egyptian Writing, advance pro gressively, and furnish new. results which are interesting both to archaeolo gy and historical criticism. His alphabet of the Phonetic hieroglyphics, by means ofwhich he has read on the monuments of Egypt the names of Gre"ek or Roman Emperors, has just been confirmed and extended by applying it to more ancient monuments, the dale of which it also serves to fix. We can already state, that guided by this hieroglyphic alphabet, M. Champollion has discovered and read the names ot the Pharaohs, that is to say, the kings of the Egyptian race, carved on the great nvnamenis of the first style. These names are, 1st, those of the five kings of the sixteenth dynasty; 2d, of Amasis, Ch6bron, Amenophis I., Amersis, Misphres, Misphragmuthosis, iuthmosis, Amenophis II., Horus, Ha rnesses I., Rathoris, Harnesses II., Amenophis, or Rrmesses III., of the eigh teenth dynasty; 3d, of Harnesses IV. lie great, He messes v., Amenophis, and Harnesses VI., of the nineteenth dynasty; 4th, Smendes, chief of the twenty-first dynasty; 5th, of Sesonchis and of Osorchon, of the twenty-second dynasty; 6.h, of Osorthos, of the twenty hird dynasty; 7th, of Psanunitichus I., Nechao, and Psammitichus II., of the ijiji"s vi. j z. . I '. . : 7 apprehension and mutual e3ort render j twenty-sixth dynasty; 8th, the Persian Our outside form contains a forcible and instructive address which is to submitted this evening to the meeting to be held at. Judd's Hotel. The subjec oftheChesapeake and Delaware Canal is one of great importance, and we,, there fore, request attention to the following additional information on the subject. 'lhe Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. As a meeting is called at Judd's Hotel This Evening, by which it is understood to be the intention of several public-spi rited gentlemen to bring forward plan by which the general support our fellow citizens may be secured to wards the execution of this work, a brie exposition of the measures recently ta ken by the Directors of the Company together with such as are now in the course of being executed, and others which are contemplated, may not be un acceptable or without advantage It is well known that the Directors of the Company, many years ago, after an examination of the ground by the most able Engineers then to be procured, had determined the route of the Western section of the canal, it being understood that the course by which it was to be continued eastwardly to the tvaters of the Delaware, should be the subject of ulterior consideration, l he progress made in its execution, and the causes o its suspension, have often been comma nicated to the Public. When, however, a general enthusi asm was manifested in favour of resum ing th work in the autumn of 182 1, the Board chosen during the succeed ing winter, comprising several new members, with the most active and zealous of the former board, unanimous ly determined that they would consider the route of the canal absolutely de novo free from all bias in consequence of the former decision: that with this view, the ablest engineers now to be had should be employed: that such parts of the Peninsula as had been less attended to, should be thoroughly explored: that re-surveys of the old route should also be made, and the supplies of water relied upon re-examined, and generally that such information should be obtain ed as would afford a minute topographi cal description of that part of the coun try through which the canal must pass with the hills, bottoms, streams, See, which it presents. For the accomplishment of this de sign, Mr. William Strickland was first employed by the Board. He was recom mended not only by his established re putution for zeal and ability, but by his having recently returned from Europe, where he had taken pains to acquaint himself with the principles and con struction of many oT the most famous canals in Great Britain, as well as some on the continent. His report, surveys, and map are before the Board. Next Mr. John Randel, Jr. of New York, was engaged, a gentleman like wise of undoubted talents and industry. tie has made his report, with map, estimates, &c. proposing a route and plan varying materially from Mr Strickland's, and from that which had been recommended by former Engineers. 1 he information and opinions given by each of these gentlemen are of vast importance; nor are they less acceptable cause they have arrived at different conclusions between themselves, and both differing from other Engineers. For this difference confirms, if confirma tion were necessary", what has always been said, that the practicability of the canal is undeniable; and that the only question to be finally decided is, vihat route ought to be preferred? And this mainly depends on comparative expense, and a due consideration of the advantages which are in a degree peculiar to each route. . Still the Board do not rest here. De terminedas far as in them lies, by every reasonable precaution to endeavour to fix upon the best and cheapest route, and . regarding themselves as acting under a high responsibility to the public, and to the Stockholders, who reasona bly desire that a canal shall be made with the least practicable expenditure, and in the most convenient and effectual manner under these impressions, the Directors have engaged the services of Mr. Beni. Wright of New I oi k, which it is expected will be had during the en suing month, together with such assist- ance as may be required from Mr, Randel. un ftir. Wright s judgment it is needless to say the Board place great reliance, because with scientific knowledge, it is known he combines great experience in the construction of Canals. -He has long been employed as a Chief Engineer in planning and execut- ng the New xork Canals. In the per formance of his duties there, he has given entire satisfaction, and received the ndivided approbation of the State Com missioners and the public; and, what reatly adds to his pretensions, he has been completely successful in accomplish- g much ot the greatest work ot the kind ever undertaken in any country, and within a time short above all pre cedent. The duty of Mr. Wright will be to re-examine the plans and estimates of is predecessors to weigh and com pare their respective reports to test heir accuracy by a view of the ground, nd finally to report to the Board that by cheapness, superior advantages, and easy and early execution. When this report is received, it is to be presumed, the Board will be prepared to act Until it is received, it would be hazardous to come to any decision upon the route; and it is understood that the Board, according collectively and individually with the public sentiment entertain no predeliction for any parti cular route, but. reserve themselves on this subject, until they have the means of deciding which is the best. That the Canal shall be made, they consider to be determined, by the voice of their fellow- citizens and the nation: how, is a second ary consideration. 'I hen as to the means the money and this must rest with the public. Ca nals are not constructed with words or good wishes. . ' Upon this subject we flatter ourselves with a belief that there will be no difficulty. Delaware, it is known, has already given 25,000 dollars; Maryland 50,000 dollars, and Pennsylvania 100,008 dollars; and it cannot be supposed that the inhabitants of this wealthy city are so indifferent to their own interests, either as members of the community, or as stockholders, as to refuse to contribute what, with the contributions from th States before mentioned, and the other resources of the company, will enable the Directors to proceed in the speedy execution of this great and useful link in the chain of intercourse. It is to be hoped then that the meet ing of this evening will be well attend ed; and, if the result of its proceedings Should be a well digested plan for seconding the efforts of the Directors by obtaining a liberal and general subscription from the citizens, those gentlemen who have 'convened it, and taken a zea lous part in the design, will merit and receive the public thanks. Another consideration probably had its weieht in flt-layiag the decision on tlte route. Shares to a largu amount are yet to be subscribed, anil it it desirable, that all who have an interest may have a voice in that important question. The late intelligence received at New York from Mexico, confirms what we published on Tuesday concerning the situation of Turbide. He was' on the verge of ruin, and if he has fallen into the hands of his adversaries, the loss of his crown is not all the penalty to which he may have been subjected. We do not think that any throne can stand on this continent. In a new scheme, or propos ed system of government, published at Vera Cruzt under the names of General Santa-Anna, and Guadalupe Victoria vengeance is denounced against Iturbide for his usurpation of power, his perju ries, intrigues, &c. The new Mexican Congress will organize free institutions God grant that these, may remain un disturbed; Our wishes are more lively than our hopes. In 'the New York Evening Post of Tuesday, a " Traveller" complains heavily of the New Jersey Turnpike Com pany for the stte of the road between Trenton andN w' Brunswick. " There no describing," he says, the terrific con. ition in which it is. Yet toll is demand ed. This is a gross imposition. Some means should be devised to render the great thorough-fare from Philadelphia to New York, at least passable without xtreme danger. Col. Steele White, of Savannah, was illed on the 29th ult. He was return ing trom a horse race, mounted on a pinted animal, which took fright, plunged into the woods, and dashed the rider against a tree. His death was al most instantaneous. The British naval commander on the Jamaica station has remonstrated against the intamous decree of Oeneral Morales. A Curacoa paper, however, of the 1st of March renders to that commander the following tribute of praise, to which we are inclined to think he is justly en titled: u He is a sober, perserving fellow, and has done much with tittle means. I understand he neither gambles, drinks wine, nor spends his time with or after women; and if all his opponents had these virtues without his vices, Colom bia would have been long, since free from him or any Spanish force." at The prevailing opinion at Vera Crua was, that he would be taken and beheaded, as several different forces were in pursuit. ,The last advices from Mexico were of the 14th of March; the Ernpe-: ror was then at Tacebaya, with all his forces, ammunition, state carriages, &c. on. his way to Valladolid. The whole country had turned against him, and the revolutionary army would soon enter Mexico. , , On the 26th of January, negotiations commenced on the part of the Imperial army then beseiging Vera Cruz, with Gen. St. Anna, the Republican Chief. Many propositions were made by Gen. Echavarii, the commander of the be seigingarmy, all of which were rejected, until the 1st of Feb. when the stipulations of St. Anna were complied with, and the siege raised. In the afternoon of that day, Gen. Echavarri entered the city, amidst the huzzas of the people -He was met by Gen. St. Anna at the gales of the city, and received with open arms, and was thence escorted to the Palace. On the following day he departed for Jalapa. On his anal there, a correspondence commeno, ' ircjtween him and the minister of wai i "ch resulted in nothing of importance On the ITih, the great Republican Chief, Guadeloupe Victoria, entered Vera Cuz, with every manifestation of joy. In anticipation of this event, the crown o I. ..;.!.. i 1 i i . ,- - iiuiuiuu uau uccu uurnc in me puolic square and the Tree of Liberty planted upon it, under which V ictoria passed on his way to the Palace. On arriving the palace, he with St. Anna, presente themselves at the balconies with wreath of laurels on their brows, which th people insisted upon their wearing. few davs after this, the Marnuis de Vi baneo, commander of the Imperial troops at Puebla, declared for V ictona St. Anna, and Liberty! lhe Lmperor, immediately on hi hearing ot this, dispatched to Puebl two Commissioners, Gen. Negrete, and Heriera, Secretary ot State, to tret't in some manner lor the preservation himself and his crown. On their arriva Gen. Negrete immediately embraced the popular cause, and Herrera return ed without any particular audience with the Republican Chiefs. The Emperor then proposed to establish the Congress and to proceed agreeably to its decrees This" was refused, and a demand was made of his crown, with a promise protection to his person, until a Con gress should convene, who alone should clirect in what manner he should be disposed of. On the 2tst of March, a despatch was received at Vera Cruz, dated at Puebla, on the 14th, stating that the army was to move from that place on the lolluwing day to surround llurbidc. The Republican army is divided and directed as follows: Gen. Bravo advances for Chaleo; Inclou for Toluca; Negrete lor Ayotto; Echavarri for Guadaloupe and Barragan for Guatillau. Another division was ordered for St. Augustine tie Las Caevas; Gen. Victoria command ed at Vera Cruz; Gen. Lobarto was at Guamanthe with 600 men. The whole Republican force was estimated at 7 to 8000; that of the Emperor consisted of 1000 to 1500. Gen. St. Anna sailed from the Island of Sacrifice (one league from Vera Cruz) on the 21st of March, with squadron of 1 brig and 4 schrs. having on board 300 to 400 troops, for Tampico. 1 he supposed object of this expedition was to intercept the shipment of a large sum of money, belonging to Iturbide, said to be on board a Spanish packet which was to sail next day for Itavanna 1 he squadron lately purchased in the United States by Iturbide, is entirely hauled up, with the exception of I gun boat and I schr. and the officers and men, with the exception of a very few, discharged. 1 he British sloop of war Ranger ar rived at Vera Cruz on the 22d of Feb. with a Mr. Mackay, an .agent mf the government on board, who was to have proceeded to the Emperor; but on find mg the country in the hands of the Republicans, he embarked on board the Ranger, and sailed, as was said, for Ha- vanna. of From the New York American, April 8. It has been for some time in contem plation by the sages in Albany, who, su perintend the interests of the Treasu ry, to convene a legislative caucus, for the purpose of getting the only indirect testimony it will be in their power to get of the disposition of New York to favour Mr. Crawford s views to the Presidency. 1 his is to be enected by a recommendation to the Congressional Representatives ot this State, that they meet in caucus at Washington, with other Republicans, and nominate a can didate, which candidate is also to be recommended to the Republicans of the State as the legitimate President of the party. Such is the amount of a project which we have known for some time to be in agitation, and which we are inclin ed to believe will be earned into effect, New York, April 9. From Mexico. The schr. Fly, Capt. Boyer, arrived at this port on Tuesday evening, in 15 days Irom Vera Cruz- sailed 25th March. The news by this vessel is of a very important nature. Another Revolution has taken place in that interesting country. The Emperor Iturbide had fled from Mexico for the interior, with about three hundred men. plan and route which are recommended, jHis imeniion w- to rMch Valladolid Port-au-Prince The official Gazette of Hayti of the 16th of March, contains a circular from the President to his officers, orchwing the strictest watch, fulness all along the coast, to prevent the introduction of sugar, molasses,, rum, Stc. from their neighbouring islands, to the discouragement of national industry and to the encouragement of slavery. . By official letters from the commandants of those districts, who, in compliance with the recommendation of the President, had personally inspected the agricultural concerns of the country, it appears that the crops are unusually large this season, and that the numerous young plantations of coffee, cane and cocoa, promise a proportionate increase for several succeeding seasons. Indeed, it seems probable that the intention bestowed on the interna! improvement of republic in various ways, must produce very extensive and valuable results. Farmers are rendered answerable for every idle person found on their pre mises, and probably to this in a great de gree is due the increase ot industry noticed by the officers. The old roads are in some places undergoing repairs, and the condition of the inhabitants is improving. We notice an advertise ment for a new school, in which will be taughfr reading, writing, French gram-mer, history, geography, mythology, and mathematics. POST OP PHILADELPHIA Arnn ltt Hiou WiTin, (to-day) 1 h. 12 min. CL KAHK I) I'KS'J 'K U OA Y, Schrs. Thomas & Eliza, W alliice, Newbern, N. C, Bevan 3 Porter; Susan, Wallace, Newborn, Snowden t9 Wagner; sloops Thomas Ijf Eliza, Ivey, Nrwbcm, ilo.j Ann, Salkeld, N. Castle, J. Le Fevre. CLKAUEJi rmS DAY, Brig Clio, Burkhart, Buenos Ayrcs, W. J. Paxson; Schrs. Joseph, Sears, St. Eustatia, L. R. Thai lier (J Co.; Fourth of July, Grover, Laguira, Haven IS Smith. BEJ.OIV, Ship America, Eldridge, 102 days from Madras. Brig Cyno, Tear, from Messina. Brig Fanny, Hidelins, from Buenos Ayres. ' Brig Feliciana, Brown, from New Orleans'. The ship Henry, Paleski, of and for Uks port, from Calcutta via Madras, put into Pon-dicherry with loss of anchors and cables fitted and sailed again 4 days before the Amt' rica. Arrived at Boston, brig Homer, Foster, 1 19 days from Calcutta. Ship Liverpool Packet, Bi khart, of Philadelphia, from Savannah for Liverpool, at Kin-sale in distress. Sloon Sally i Amelia, Dougherty, cleared at New York yesterday wv this port. Schr. pacific, Davis, hence at Penacola. Schr Eliza Jane, Cohb, cleared at Boston on Saturday for til is port. The ship Hannibal, Post, 60 days from the Brazil Banks, arrived at Sag Harbour 26tt ult. with PJOO bb'.s. whale oil, and 4000 lbs. of bone NEW YORK', April 9. Arrived, schr. Fly, Boy. r, Vera Cruz, 17 days Left 21st March, brin Neptune's Barire. of Neur Y.n t- schr. Junius, of Baltimore, a'-rived 15th, bound to Tampico. Schr. George Washington, Wilson, had sailed for Philad A French ship :ind Spanish brig of war were also in port The ship Rawlins, of London, ar. on the 25th Feb. with a v luaole cargo from Hamburg-, and, s iiled 2d of March for Atyarado, to take in specie for Jamaica. Befcw, packet ship Hercules, Gardner, fin. Liverpool; saili d Feb. 16.; Miip Natchez, fm-Bordeanx. Sailed this morning, bris Spartan, Dickinson, for Havre; Adums, Perk, for Antwerp; Hannah, Mason, for Tenerifie. BOSTON, April 7. Arrived, schr. Gprev, ' Harding, Havana, 12. Left, 26th ult. briga" Adiline. for Antwerp; Orion, from M bile; Hind, Flora, Echo, Levant, and Albeit, all loading for Portland; schr. Evergreen, from Salem, just arrived having been chased out of the Bay of Matanzas by two piratical boat and in running down fur Havana, was bli-fced to throw over her deck load, to get clear of a piratical schooner. The brig Alert, of Portsmouth, from New Orleans, ith a deck load of hogs, had just arrived Oil' the Moro, she was boarded in the night by two piratical boats, with six men each, and Captain Charles Blunt tutis kilted and thrtmtn overboard The cook was stabbed and thrown in among the hogs, and nearly eaten up before being discovered!! Several of the Crew were badly-wounded, and the brig robbecl. Also air. barque American, Bourne, from Campeachy. Also, schr. Rover, from Surinam. Left a number of Northern vessels. Mary, Shedden, from Wilmington, arrived at Brandt's Point 3d March. Spoke on Sunday, lat. 38, long. 72, schr. Naomi, of Fliilad. 22 hours from New York fur Port au Prince. Also, schr. Billow, Halifax, 6. 'Sloop Jav, 10 days from Ntfw York, arrived M arch 30- The late gale was experienced at Halifax, but no damage was done. DF.STJIUCTJO.Y OF .1 PIRATE. The schooner Scott, Capt Scott, of Balti- more, arrived at Charleston on the 1st inst. in 14 days from Kingston, Jamaica. March. 22d, Capentias, in Cuba, W. j S. 39 miles, was boarded bv H. B. M . cutter Grpirian. urlw, informed them of her having completely destroyed th.- famous piratical schr. La Cata, on the 20th ot Ma ch. off the Isle of Pinp.. ! about 20 minutes action. Stic had on boar.l 100 men, and 8 ctins it was sunDosed lhe ni- rate had 30 men killed three were made prisoners, and the rest made their escape on tha shore, where horses were in readiness to convey thern into the interior. Considerable quantities of goods were found on board the pirate, part of which were saved bv the Grecian, and the remainder were destroyed. She engaged the G. under piratical colours, namely red at the lore, with a black en sum and whit, iw,. dant, which she hoisted on firing the first gun she had the must destructive kind of shot on board. The G sustained but little damap-e. and but two of her men were but siio-htUr wounded The three piratical prisoners were to be taken to Jamaica. The Grecian was commanded by Lieut. John Cowley, havin-,; 50 men on board. '0 Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. -Those citizens who feel interested in enmplet-g the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, are re quested to attend a meeting to be held on. THIS EVENING, 10th inst at Jukl' Hotel, preciselv at half past 7 o'clock, to Uke into eon.iueradaa simple plan for effecting that grand object. ' - Delegation A meeting nf fh Delegates of the sevcr.l Hose ant Engine Companies, is reuuested on SaturHa evening next, the lith inn. at 7 o'clock, at the Hall of Uie Phiiix Hole Company, on important business. University of Pennsylvania. ijrofessor Rating, win de- li'rr the Intrwhn y Lecture to his Courses of " Mineralogy and eniistrv. anntied in th Arts," THIS EVfjJXN G, at six o'clock. The Members tp th American Philosophical Society, and ol th Andnny of Natural Sciences, are reapectfiillTrinvitel to attend. April 10lt J HE It, Thii morning, t the Pennsylvania Hospi tal, Richard Nesiit, hi the ruth year of Ins Geological Lectures in the AN Introductory Lecture to a Course of Lectures on Geology, will be delivered. ia the French Language on Saturday next, at seven o'clock. P. M. in the Court Runm under the Philadelphia Museum, by Dr. G. T ROOST, Professor of Mineralogy lo that Institution. Scientifio and literary guil.utco are respectfully invited to attend; Ajwillu. The Albion Newspaper. TUE next, or 43d No. of the Albiont ill contain, at full length, the late celebrated SPEKCHKS ol the Enr. of l.utRniot, the Ut. Hon. Mr. Peel, anil Ma. Uboushim, on the SPANISH QUESTION. AUo the SPEECH ot' the new Chancellor op trie Excrkcckr on OPENING THE BUDGET. An extra quantity ol' this number will be struck off to suppiy suca persons as are desirous of possessing those fine, uftdcis ol' Parliamentary elmjuence. Application may be made to MR. HAKNAKD, Agent fur the Alhion, at Jitdd's Hotel. Album Office, New York, April Sih, 18-23. April lO 13t ' Postponed Sale. No. VF, Freeman's Ileal Estate KegiMer. riMili sale of Real Estate in Wood M- street, which was to have taken puce This F.Tening, is unavoidauty postponed, until 'i'tsim. day Eftmn, the 12th inst. at ball past " o'clock April 10.

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