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Fftu Calcutta pliers MO the 2tfla August, ro - . ' ceived at,'the office of the New - York Evening Yo. ; . 'j. - .v - V - " ; - ; ' L. CALCUTTA, August 4. ' From the Sydney Gaieties, receutl y arrived, vi. yubliih a paragraph containing an American V a' cjout of four European, who toad beta abandoned some year ago, by the captain of a Bri - "lih . on a small island off New Zealand. , It mprrs surprising tiat the survivors who made ths American - captain acquainted with th' ir condition, did not avail themselves ol the Mn.ukflrfM:tv m iinlt tha anot - mi whirh thev iltl . brie aiimculously preserved ! Atother article Vl'l 1 WIH - V - I I J descr biuy a smMl community ol thirteen mm - roreans. who preferred independence, to the so ciety of New South Wales, seems nor entitled 'to redit than the statement of the American ., crn aiu. - From, captain nam mood we learn, that thir teen KuniwaiM, most or all of whom have gone frooi these settlements, are lii ing on Kangaroo " bland hi a cm torn date of independence, baring; nothing to depend on for aabauteoce bullae wild bird that Inhabit it: A well known character of the name of Fiier u aauif them ; and though he might have obtained a passage miner, y from a dread ol emDarrassmenis wniumw ww discus courses bud lki heaped npon him, be chines rather to endure a condition of themost ' rigid privation than nr.i the hsxard of an Interview with hii old By Iney friends. "Chou Coffin, of the American ship Enterprise, givs tah'imation of his having met with three menoa one of the small islands called the Enarcs ff New Zealand who were tome yean eioce tefttherf by the Adventure schooner, capt. Krilh. of London, under the following circum - - rauc, as reprueented - by them to capt Coffin ; vi. that the Vlventure had been eating among tha islands, and falling shart of provisions the Captain ubmi'ed to their choice whether they would goon ahore.or tarve afloat stating it to be impossible for the provisionr to hold out for the whole of the crew 5 that they went on ahore much against tUelr will, taking a few potatoes, which they planted, and had since lived upon the produce of, together with birds . 1 i : Kn : V that their number was originally four, but one bad died, and all had tha tame dreary prospect ' before them, bat rYevidence had been kinder . than, their expectation and miraculously pre - , served them. These men bad written discharg - from the captain of the Advenlare : ar cap tain Coffiin assures us, and when it is considered - that that vessel murbt, by calling at either of the Settlements on Van Diemool Land, nave avoid - "ed the necessity of leaving four unhappy men in '. a condition so truly deplorable, we neither must discredit report, or bestow upon them a portion of that sympathy to which unmerited misfortune - prefers an undoubted claim." - f?at.niTTTA. Anr. 11.. ' 'TtJ. B. Hudson, Esp. I am atremelv sorrv to inform yoa that the hip Triton has been captured after an action of lour hours and 3V minutes in Kauwua w, a, and 14, St, VV. Lougitude, Cape St. Vincent bearing East 150 miles on the !6lh day of January IB 17, by the brig Tupac Amaro, Mercene Mooson, of New York, Commander, mounting 10 lone IS pouiidefs and two snort carronades, with a crew of I0S men and 13 umcers, entirely Americans, out 13 days from - Baltimore, North America, where she manned and .armed. The th miautaa ol our DTocfcedian durinc " j, - a v w tbe acuon. At duos on the4th saw a strange sail at N. W. apjareiitlr in cnase at 8 P. M. the stranger hailed us in KnglUb, we answered the 1'riton from Bengal - she answered His Majesty's brig Lnein - Mr, iron a cruise, after which they made sail a - bead. At day light, on the 25th, saw the straa - e - er on the weather quarter under English Colours and pendant, we hoisted Spanish Colours at 8 30 A. M. the stranger bore down on us, we ' shortened sail and boiled them, they answered as ... I .L. T..i In.. Ih.. oeiore, we tuivcni 1 w, j onested as to send our boat with ship's papers and Log book we replied - weoo noiunaer - ataod you," we remained with our courses up and otherwise ready to receive them either as a friend or an enemy, they having stood some distance from us aster we made sail on our cours - ' s, they tacked, stood after and Beared us at 9 30 he fired a blank cartridge, after which we L...1..1 .....miinm Arr. h ibxa fired a muiket ball, at the same time shifted his colours with a blue white and Une flag horizontally, and hailed as to strike our colours to the Republican brig of Buenos Ayres, at the same tinie steering in a po - - .. ii. whii'K arc maiiffiuvred to tire - vent, when we received a broadside and heavy fire of mu.ketry some of our men ma from their quarters, the ether laid down as per or - QBTly uout t lie 11 uioi wmwj - rallied our crew with promises and threats, returned the Are and exchanged several broadudes, then the brig hauled off (we bad one man killed and two wounded) and remained about 13 mi - SMites, then she bore down to rake os on the We, manoeuvred to prevent being raked and to rake her, in which we both tncceed d, and alter exchanging several broadsides tbe brig hauled off again with the loss of her fore royal mart t we wore and stood after her 1 she remain - doff nearly half an hour, then bore down a - gain ; we manoeuvred as before, but such was the advantage the brig bad from her superior sailing then, when she presented an opportunity for us to rake them, the wind being so very light before we Could come too to the wind, the brig ran under oar stern, from under our guns. At t 30 P. Jtf. they boarded us on the larboard ' quarter, and after such retutance at the officers and some of the crew could make against 60 or ?OofU.eoeaiy, the greatest part of our crew ruu from their quarters the moment the brig boarded as, and we most reluctantly became their prite. Myself and officers were taken on board the brig, where we now remain. " ttr it i nrcvions to the action was. 3 died oa the passage, 18 men sick of different diseases, 'five of whom only could give us any assistance ; and the rest of the crew much fatigued by a hea - wa Kail tunmirst tha Western Iilandi from the 18th to the 20th instant. The following is a list of killed and wounded : Killtiyit. B. Belling, SJ officer ; Arrapoo, carpenter j Peter Williams, seaman. 5erer Wounded William Beaty, boatswain ; Peter Mangerao ; Manuel Romaro, sea - , man 5 John Beachoo, ditto 1 Frederick Harcart, ditto ; Thomas Magovia, ditto. Sligkilg Wounded Mr. Jf. Crisp, 1st officer 1 John William, seaman ; John Vangetesta, ditto ; ' - 1 t ; I:.. Tha brur oolr rcDorted to have bad their Id Uaut' - nant killed and four seamen wounded. I am irld to think we hare had no more killed mt wounded, when 1 consider the heavy fire of the euemy, when they had in every gun 300 musket balls, bat oor greatest loss was at the time of bein; boarded. . , Tour obedient servant, DAVID PROODFOOT. Dated at sea, on board the brig ) . Tupac Amaro, Jan. 2, 1817 CAiXUl l S. ABSBSl II. We have cooied from the Bengal rierkaru a letter, which gives a circumstantial accmnl of tbe capture - m the ship Triton, a vessel which aii 4 frnm thi, nort. int vear. under Soanish enloars. bosad to OM Spain. It aivears from tbe etatenent alleded to, that this vessel has been captured by the brig Tapac Arooro, rarryiog the coiners of the South Aiaericaa independents, hni Koili in ftw United States. - commanded br ' a captain Monsnn, and snaaed by Ofricers and Crew, entirely North Americans and only 13 days from Baltimere, where, it is stated, the was manoed and armed. In addition to these n&rticn'arL we aaderttaad that she has been mne Mwidmned as Prize to aa Anvrieaa svhieci. who recently acted as Coasol of the United States 1 Kvnm Arret As tbe Tritoa hai beea larre - ry iasured in the Ca'catta Offices, the legality of . Ur capture oecomes m c,ieu9aw great isictm to (be Commercial boaj .of tha Commnaitj for, although the vessel and cargo were Spsui'b property, and bee been captured by persons, LkJL i4 um. svi a ffomal coo - mission trom toe persons eurciawg the power of fovemmeot at Buenos Arret ; it should seem to involve a question, whether subjects of tbe United States, while their country is at amity with Great Britain .and c.: En loritimal wlrurp. against the commeree of dpain, and virtually a - ik rnrvitjil of British subiecta i We are not aware that either America or Great Britain has yet acknowledged the independence of the Spanish Americans j but admit' ing that they are mnnit iuatifiml in retahatint: asawst their aso - thof rnuntrv. h nvvances of wiiich tbey com plain at tbe hasard or being treated as Rebels incase capture will tbe effort which tbey have m;de to establish aa independent government. warrant tbe euhjecta of other otates, la amiiT with their parent country, in engaging in hostile projects, under a banner not yet recognised by the uiter - nat tonal common - wealth f If the capture of the Tntoo be not actual Piracy, it teeiat difficult to give it any deflnate designation. Since writing tbe foregoing observations, we base beea favored with a perusal of the original of the latter published in tbe Hark am and of several other letters and documents relating to the caDtnre and coodemaatioa of tbe Tritoo. We collect that the Captor and Prise arrived in the rmw Plat on the lstof A mil. and that the Tri toa was condemned on tbe 18th of that tnunth to Messrs. D. forrest fit Co. as owners or the Drig Tapac Amaro. It appears that although tbe Tritoa arrived off Encanda 00 the 1st of April, the captain, officers and crew were kept 00 board tbe tang until tbe 14th, and the crew connnea in irons, without being permitted to have any communication whatever with the shore. A pe tition presented bv the supa cargo and naviga tor of the Triton to the supreme director at Buenos Ayres, described the Tapac Amaro, as a - vessel belonging to the United States, formerly called the Regent, and alleded that she was purchased, manned and armed in a port 01 tne United States, bv subjects of that country, and that she sailed from that port on the cruise, dur - mJ which the Tritoo was captured. I his pen tioa produced no ncnencial effect. Tbe boats wain, runner's mate and two seamen of the Tri ton, died of their wounds alter tbe capture. CALCUTTA, Aug. IB. Oa Monday night, about ten o'clock, afire broke out at Mazasron, in a large ranee of ware houses not far from tbe dock - yard. . The ware - hornet were chiefly filled with cordage, tail - cleth, damaier and other naval stores, the pro perty of Arabs, and of tome native inhabitants of Bombay. Soon after the' fire broke out, tbe explosion of a small quantity of gun - powder, which had been deposited in one of tbe lower a - partments, pnt to Sight a greater part of those Who had come from enriositv, but luckily did no farther harm. The progress of the flames was put an effectual stop to before sunrise, though not before about a third part of the range was bamt down. . ; .. , XEW - YOUK ErEJflXO POST. FRIDAY, JANUARY 9. Congreit. Ths house of representatives were occupied all last Tuesday en the bill to fix the compensation of the members of tbe senate and bouse of representatives. The bill proposed nir,e dollars at a daily compensation, and the al lowance for travelling to and from the seat of government, at the rata of nine dollars for every twenty miles, Great efforts were mads to re duce it to 6 dollars per day, but to no purpose. It was finally fixed at 8 dollars per day for attendance in congress and $8 for every V) miles trass), by a rote oT 99 to 70, and the bill ordered to be engroeted for a third reading the next Ulay. . On the night of the J3J ult. the jewellery store of John W. Thomas & Co. of Petersburgh, (Vir.) was broken opon and robbed of gold and silver watches and jewellery to the amount of $5000. .A reward of f 1000 is offered for the recovery of the whole, or in that proportion, for any part of the goods. Far tfutJfew - York Evening Pott. Mr. Editor Allow me, through the medium of your press, to make a few remarks on an article, which made its appearance last Tuesday evening in the Foil. The writer, with a want of generosity, as well as good sense, which ill becomes A. r nrni to A me r iron LMtralwrt. en deavors, in the most miserable manner, to ruin the project of Mr. warden, late consul - general at Paris, for publishing, a geographical and sta tistical account of tbe Uni'ed States. We may judge from what feelings this illiberal opposition proceedc, when we find it has been thought pro per to write and privately circulate a pamphlet against a man, who projoses to add something to the stock of genera information, or to reduce it into a more regul. r and useful form. I forbear to say any thing of Mr. Warden, or bis capacity. He offers to appear at the liar ol the literary public, and shall ho not be beard? It is, forsooth, " a design upon American genius, liberality and understanding." - Certainly not of that stam'p which this literary stickler seems to pos - was the description ol our forest trees, the work of Mr. Michaux, a Frenchman, a de sign upon American genius ? The empire of let ters has no geography ; and if it bad, Mr. ar - den is an American citizen. I cannot sufficiently express my disgust, sir, at the little, wretched means employed by this Friend of uUeratwe, to ditcoarare and to rum the best efforts and the liveliest hopes. HVIias quoted some parts of a French geography an acquaintance with which must be entirely attrr - bated to tbe extent of bis critical information. He cites its blunders, palpable enough, it is true ; gives them as the proofs of tha extent ef geogra phical knowledge abroad, and leaves us to draw the charitable conclusion which even ht has not dared to commit to paper, that we are to expect a similar result from the pen of Mr. Warden. I am almost inclined to say something of the pro bable character of tne work which we anticipate from that gentleman ; but I forbear, because it is unnecessary ; and I leave this Friend to American Lilmturo, to reconcile hie assumed chancier with tbe practical illustration he bat thus afforded us. A Friend to Merit. Tbe Aurora makes the following remarks on ths documents rspubluhed on Wednesday even ing from tbe National Intnlligencer. In the National Intelligencer of Monday, there are published one resolution of both bouses of congress, ana tnree special laws, wnicn author ised tbe executive of the united ata'es, under such circumstances as shall be deemed sufficient inducements, to enter npon, seize, occupy, and keep possession of Florida, or any part thereof, rt remain tuoarf ieururiegetnos. am resolution is of date January 15, 181 1. The arst law correrpopdine with tbe resolu tion, is of the tome dato, and conditions the ex - ercite of the act of invasion, on a previous arrangement with the local Minority of Florida, oroaan attempt of anv foreign authority to occupy the territory, or' any part thereof: This law makes an appropriation of 100,000 dollars for the service ; and verts power w the president to establish military power first, tied power se - conn, and thinl judiciary power. , The second act is dated 3d MarcK 1811. and declares, that these acts thali not be pubUthtd until the end of the next sesnoa of coo "Teas, on - lass tbe president deems it necesrarj. V , third act is 4atedrb. re late to tbe country west of tbe Perdido alone ; tins it tbe boundary which was in uupuie nnaia.. . - - . - . v. J he injunction. 01 secrecy now ajiywu. w have beea taken off, in order to shew the u - iharihi auon which tbe president acted, in organ ainga military force to march in the direcuoa . in. . 01 r tonus. - ' On this occasion we cannot refrain from ex. rjressins - our Dleasure. at the discovery, that the wrmArnt did not. at we tuppoted be did, organ ise and commence warlike operations, opon lib own responsibility, nod in disregard of the constitutional powers of congress. We feel gratified, that aa act which we considered at a libel on all tbe professions and actions of bis past we, it not that act which from all the external ap pearances it appeared to be. 50 far as the ex ercise of a power kgally vested, it is clear the president has net, as all who were not in tha se cret tuppoted, usurped a most alai - ming military power; and so far as that goes, we are not only proud to do justice to the president, but to re joice that under a state of apathy so contempti ble as the nation displayed, that the precedeut of military usurps tioa is not established, at we apprehended ( and we trust that the congress of the United States will perceive in the cu - cum stances, just reason to guard against laws which sren ortHof. But farther than thit we cannot go. We heard ef the authority given by tbe secret vote of 18U but when president Madison shrunk from the execution of the authority he sought, and disa rowed the design, we could not have supposed that tbe fates should inui remain aormont for tut years, to be acted upon without apprizing the nation of thetxutenee of tuchlaus. The nuWr must now perceive - with mortifi cation,' that this scheme of concealment, and the flimsy and - wretched documents lately laid on the tables of congress, are all of the same miserable, double dealing, duplicate, and odious system of expedients, which the late administration has left as an entaii to the present and tbe system of diplomatic deceit now appears in all its aa' kednett ; we now see the whole ehicantry revealed : here we see trAv ti teas deemed necessary to write paragraphs at Washington, letting the woriUrKnowtnaij , there was reason to believe, there was reason to eonjteture, there was reason to apprehend, That negotiation bad cloeed with Spain :. That the British minister had interfered : ; That England was adverse to the purchased ., territory ( . ; That Don Whiskerandot had knitted hit eyebrows : That John Bull't representative, grinned a ghastly smile, and tAewea At fern. ' We at length see the mouse which this moun - fain in labor has brought forth. We now can perceive that the pretexts set up to tbe prejudice of the South Americans, were all mere masks ; the subtilty of the correspondence of the collector of flew - urieans, and poor Mr. vi'intosh, ol beorgia, and all the absurdities a bout Galvezton, wore atonCicalcutated U put - tie every body, and astonish every body and at last to disgust every body!oai it is at this moment 1200 to one, that the deceit will perform the whole circle and the deceiver will also be deceived. Mark tlu end of it! . FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT. Patriot and Mercantile Advertiser Office, Baltimore, Jan. 7 noon. Latest from England. Enrliih papers to the 1th November, have been received by the ar rival at this port yesterday of the ship Walter, capt Wilkinson, in 45 days from Liverpool. They are almost exclusively occupied with the particulars of the decease of the princess Char lotte, and the extensive preparations making for the solemnisation ol the funeral. . The London Globe affectt to feel much re sentment, that the Paris Monitor, in its " usual cold and listless manner," merely transcribed tne account of tne death of the princess Unar lette, coutainxl la Ux LmAm OncvtS. The baron De Jacquin, one of the first nata raliils in Europe, and the rival and friend of Lin naeus, died at Vienna on the 25th October last, at the advanced age of 92. Afadame de Krudcner is rigorously watched at the inn where she dwells, at r noourg. All her Mo wen have been removed from her ex" cept three persons. The riieur Leonard, a merchant at Chateau - bin, in France, convicted of having, by fraudulent means, caused a rise in the price of core, had been condemned to two months imprisonment, to the payment of a fine of 1,000 francs, and the expenses of the procedure against him. The government of Parma has prohibited, under the severest penalties, everj person not connected with tbe military state, to wear mtu taehiot, or other military insignia ! The .Vadrid papers observe, in a very marked manner, that the relations of Spain with Kussia, become every day more intimate. Tbe Spanish minister of marine has promulgated a variety of arrangements relative to tbe re - establishment of the navy, but they serve only to show the utterj want of adequate funds. ' rrinca Leopold is said to be serioo?ly indis posed; and bulletins of his health are daily pub - UHied. . LIVERPOOL. 18th Nov. 1817. Dear Sirs A very unexpected change has taken place in our flour market, as you will see from our annexed quotations. It is now found that the new wheats are very inferior in yield and snort in quantity to what was expected, and we have no stock of good old grains left, although the chances are that our ports will shut . We are strongly under the persuasion they will reopen in February. The collector has just intimated that vessels cannot land flour and wheat for home use until be gets instructions from Loo - don, whether he is to consider the ports shutting en the 1 5th instant, provMeJ the average prove to be under 80s. or whether be must wait the arrival of the London Gazette to act upon, which will be received on tbe 23d. Tae last six weeks hare been a very uninteresting period in the cotton market, although the arrivals have not been heavy and the consump tion extensive, still the absence of the spinners and dealers bas produced a reduction of Id per lb. and now difficult to effect sales on those terms. Tobacco goes off very slowly to the trade our stock 11 increasing. Yours, with much respect, W.M. JAT1E3 BROWN k Co. Prices ol Liverpool, the 18fA Aon. 1817. Cott0o,'uplaod, 19 a 20d ; Orleans, Sid a 2s ; Sea Island, 22 a i 10. . Tobacco. Virginia leaf, 4 1 - 2 a 8 1 - 2J : stemmed, 7 3 - 4 a 9d ; Mar) land, none; Kentucky, 5aCd. Flour, per barrel, tweet, 62 a 63s ; tour 49 a 51. Wheat, foreign, per 70lb. 1 It 6d a 16s ; English, 12 a 16 ; Irish, 8s 6d a 12s 6d. Oats, 3s a 4s Cd. Rice, Caroline, 41 a 44i. Turpentine, 13s a IS 61. Tar, 15 a 17s. Ashes, pot, 0 a 51s; pearl, 60 a 61. ' New dollars, S 1 - 2 ; American 6 per cent, stork, 1Q5 ; American bank stock, none oa sale. We have received five wesks returns, to regulate tbe opening or shutting of ear ports ; the last weekVwasE0s4d; that ending the 15th int. ostrst be 84s 4d, or o ur ports will that, which we oouider most probable. W. fc J.B.tCo. " CONGRESS. .V SEJfA TE - Jsuuunj 5. . Mr. Storer presented a memorial from sundry merchants of Portsmouth, ia New - 41ampshire. praTiog ileini.'icstioo fur epoilstioos csommitted oa their property by tbe French erasers, in 1793, which was read and referred. The nreadest of the' senate communicated from the secrtary of war; a report , of monies transferred by that department trom one specioc appropriation to aixHUer, oyoraerjoi us prw dent of tbe United Slates 1 also a statement of all monies drawn from the treasury by the war department, forthepuUie service, for the year nrecedioe? Seot 30. 1 8 17 1 alao a letterfrom the secretary of war, transmitting for each member of the senate a copy of the register ef the army. Mr. BurrilTs resolution concerning the slave trade, was, on hit motion, further postponed to Monday next. " HOUSE Or RKPRESGJiTATirES, Monday, Jan. 5. - Mr. Taylor, of New - Vork, from tbe committee on elections, to whom was referred tbe petition of C. Hammond, contesting the election of Mr. Herrick, a membtx of this house from the state of Ohio, on the ground of his having held an office under the United States, subsequent to the fourth day of .tfarch last, made an elaborate report (hereon, temiinatiiig with a recommendation to the bouse to come to the following resolution : w Resolved, that Samuel Herrick is entitled to a teat in this house." ' The report was read, and referred to a committee of tbe whole. Mr. Taylor, from the tame committee, made a special repot t on the case of Ellas Earlc, who held the office of a deputy post - master subsequent to tbe fourth day of March last, declaring him also entitled to a seat in this house ; which was read and referred to the tame committee of tbe whole. Mr. Robertson, from the committee ef public lands, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of advancing the price at which the yublic lands are held for sale, made a report on that subject, concluding wilh a recommendation to the house to adopt tbe following resolution : Resolved, that it it inexpedient at the present time to increase the price ol those public lands required to be sola." The report was read, and ordered to be on tbe table. . Mr. Forsyth, front tbe committee on our fo reign relations, reported a bill in addition to tbe act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and to repeal the acts therein mentioned ; and the bill was twice read. Mr. Holmes, of Massachusetts, from the select committee appointed to consider the sub ject, reported a bill allowing compensation to the members of the senate and house of representatives ofthe United States f The bill fixes the compensation at the rate of nine dollars per diem, and nine dollars for every twenty miles travelling to and from congress. Tbe bill was twice read and committed. Mr. Johnson offered for consideration tbe fol lowing resolutions : . Resolvod, That the committee on the subject ofthe militia be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law lor organizing the general ttafl ol tbe nuhtia of the several states, upon the principle ofthe general staff of the army ofthe United States, as far as practicable. Resolved, That the committee on tbe militia be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by a law a system ol military disci pline lor tae annua 01 the several states and territories. Mr. Johnson said, it was generally known that a very great and radipal difference existed between the militia staff and tbe staff of the army ofthe United States; and be was anxious to bring the subject before the committee on the subject of the militia, that one might be made to conform to the other as far as practicable There was another subject of great importance, in hit opinion, and ttut was the want of some uniform system of military discipline for (be mi litia of the several states. For, within a very few years, the army of the United Slates had beea governed in its discipline by Steuben, by Duane's infantry and riflemen, by imyth't in fantry, and now by a late compilation by a court martial, which applies chiefly to tin infantry discipline. In tha mean time, no regular system bad been adopted for the militia, and he thought it was time that we should discharge the duty imposed npon congress by the constitution of the UniUil sy lUiagnpoo a modal luutorm disuplihe lor the militia ol the several state. The motion was agreed to. Mr. Johnron of Ky. moved that the committee on tha post - office and post - roads, be instructed to enquire into the expediency of increasing the salary 01 tne postmaster - general. Mr. Johnson said, he looked at the great re sponsibility and increasing duties of this ufficer. and he was anxious to bring the subject before the proper committee ; that many years had e - lapsed since the salary was fixed at present rate. It was well known that the postmaster - general bad the appointment of post - masters in various parts or the United states, amounting to nearly the number of four thousand ; that the contractors and other agents appointed and selected by bun amounted to thousand ; and tbe revenue, independently of defraying the expence of the establishment, had averaged about $150,000 per annum. In making this motion, Mr. J. said, he looked to these important duties and high responsibility of the poet - master - general ; but, had he taken into consideration the personal merits ofthe officer, and his faithful discharge of his various duties, his opinion would be confirmed, that no officer in the government was entitled to greater consideration by the bouse. From ttie Charleston Times, Dee. 29. Four hundred and sixty - nine black and co lored persons we. re yetterday apprehended by the City Guard and placed in confinement. It appears that tbey had purchased a lot and erected a building thereon, for tbe purpose of Divine Woi - ship i but they conducted in a manner contrary to the law of tbe ttate, and pursued their exercises in a way calculated to be a nuisance to the neighbors.' Their meetings have been held for some time past, but no official notice was taken of them until yesterday. We trust the reprimand they received, will induce them to act with more discretion in future. They have all been discharged. From the Jfationol Advocate. Battle of Few - Orleans To celebrate tbe anniversary of thit splendid triumph, as well as to mark an era of good feelings, the editor and proprietors of the daily paper published in this city partook of an elegant nipper at the Hank Uotlee House, prepared in Mr. Ntblo'a best style. On this occasion it was gratifying 10 ouacrre uie ascenaency 01 pure American feelings feelings which proved that a difference of opinion, in relation to public men and public measures, should never impair the claim of private worth or individual friendship, and that consistency and principles in reference to political doctrines, can be main tamed without violating the harmony of society. Mr. Laxc. ofthe Gazette, officiated as Pre sident, and Mr Noaa, of the fsational Advo cate, as Vice President. The following toasts were drank: ' v 1st. The Army A bright ornament to our country. s . 2d. General Andrew Jackson, od. Our Astir A terror to ita enemies, aiul the admiration of the world. 4th. Our Ceunrjr The stranger' home. 5th. Tht President of the United States. 6th. TktMemorji ef tt mshtngton. 7th. Pears, Comturte and the Jlrts. 8th. Aeftenei Honor A rem ofthe bierhest value. th. The Governor of Hi Stmt ef - Vew - FsHt. 10th. TV Memorf of Benjamin Franklin. ' from tht UniSod States OaseUe. Extract of a letter froes aa A sfterican gentleman uLogiand, lotMstneadM rbiladelphia. dated Non 17. 1817. Thit nation is literally iatsajs for the death of1 tha rwmeest Charlotte, Jo woman ever died so universally lamented. Wfcli the prospect ofl re long being called to ins nm uirooe on mnu, she lived in retirement,' apparently onconscious nf hoe elevated rank. She was affable and gra - cious'to all around ber. 'She delighted in doing good. Married to a man she loved, sne retired from the pomp of courts, and lived in the full enjoyment 01 domestic nappuiew, mueuucui - ly of political coiisiderations, her death Is most sincerly to be lamented. Her eorrect and vir - innnt deportment must necessarily have produ ced a salutary effect on the higher ranks of soci ety. Her example must Dave nau a mora ien - dency, and would in time, no doubt, have corrected the vices of the day. As a princess, she was dignified, but affable : as a wile, affectiin - ale and exemplary. She was kind to the poor She was a strict attendant on public worship ; and her Sundays, after the l.curs of church, were passed in readi&g the brt i'lia'lish sermons. A few hours before her death, she had every pros - rect of sivins birth to a future sovereign of these realms. That hope was blasted by the death of the infnnt her constitution gave way sne resigned herself to God and exmred. On Welreday the 19th, lier remains are to be deposited in the church at Windsor, it win be a day of general mourning. All worldly occupation will be laid aside, and the whole nation wlli bow down nod worship God. I sincerely hope the solemn occasion on which they will be assembled, may turn many to rtpentance, and cause them to reflect that "in the midst of life they ar in death," Baitimore, Jan. 5. We understand, that the Postmaster Gen eral haSiilcspatclicd an agent along the eastern route, to ascertain tbe cause ot tbe irregular! ties in the 'transportation and arrival ofthe mails for some days past ; thus manifesting that promptness of attention to the public con venience, wbi h may be said to characterise the measures of that department of tbe go vernment Bcttaio, Dec. SO. Killed, in Pembroke, on Wedeesday the 17th insL by tbe fall of a tree whilst chopping. Lieut Ahsel Hastings, son of Soloman Hastings, aged 28 year, lie has left a wife and three small children to mourn hi untimely and irreparable loss. ' ' CaABLKSTOK, Dec 31. Murder. Ult. Clark Burgess, was murered at Georgetown, between the hours of 11 a 13 o'clock, on the night of the 24th inst. by a man named Richard Younr. The murderer has been apprehended, and committed to jail in that town. , January 1. Arrived yeaterday, the chr. Comet, Aatho - ny, Havana 7 day. A brig; trom Is. lork or Philadelphia, and the ichr. Young Sea - Horse, Morris, from Savannah, arrived at Havana a few days before the Comet sailed, both having been plundered by privateers, near the Baha ma Bank ; the former of nearly ber whole car go. On Mondav, the J7th ult. at 5 A M. in 1st. 30 45, long 79 30, capt. A. saw a brier bear. ing X. by W. distant 4 leagues , at half past meridian,' she hoisted the Spanish flatr, beintr at the distance of a mile ; soon after the Co met hoisted ber color and passed under the brig stern, when he immediately hailed and enquired wnei e we were from and was an swered, from Havana. He then ordered us to heist out our boat and bring our paper on board j at the same time a number of men with musket came upon Iter deck to fire on us, and levelled two guns. Meanwhile, 1 pretended to be hoisting out my boat and taking in sail; but the Cornet shooting ahead of the brig, she hauled down Spanish and hoisted Carthagenian colors, and commenced firing into us with large guns and musketry. The third shot cut away our main peak halyard. fire brace, maintop - mast itay - sail halyards, and bolt rone on the mainsau. Mie continued her firing fbr aa hour and a half, the grape - shot Hying over us the whole tune ; but by great exertions on the part ofthe officers and crew, the comet succeeded in making her es cape, and consequently from being plundered by a pirate. - Capt A. was under the necessity of standing six hours to the eastward, out of bis course, until night, in order to avoid again fullisig in with bis unwelcome visitant. SAVANNAH, Dec. 29. The British brig Active, captain Brown, arrived last evening from Milford, (England) which place she left on tbe 1 1th of November. Capt. B. brought no papers, but be informs us that the day he sailed, news reached Millford that orders had been issued for sixty sail of the line to. be fitted out immediately ; and that this expedition was to be joined by a large military force which the emperor Alexander was to furnish. Its destination was euppose'd to be against the Turks and Algcriues. . POUGHKEErSIE, Jan.7.' We understand the rain on Saturday broke up the ice in the Hudsoo, quite to Albany. One of our packets arrived here from New - York on Mouday evening. SB We & York Chamber of Commeree. The fol lowing gentlemen are appointed to serve on the Monthly Committee, to adjust and deter mine all mercantile disputes which may be referred to them : . ' Faawcis TaoHrsojr, Joan Lavata; Wiluax Wilso - , Jobs L Paukb, . Ahdsiw FosTta. MARRIED, On MnnHav fvnin klh inal. hv ihm Raw Ril bert M'Leod, Parley Rice, to Mis Jane T. M'l.ilyre, both of this city. DIED, Yesterday morning, Mrs. Margaret Sturve - sant, relict of the late Mr. Stuyveant in the 80th year of ber age. The relations and friends ofthe deceased are respectfully invited to attend nertunerai, to - morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock. Last eveninr. after a short illness, cant. Ran dal Mac don aid. His friends and acquaintance are respectfully invited to attend bis funeral, at 4 o'clock to - morrow afternoon, from his late re sidence in Spring - street, next door to the comer of Greenwich - street. At Rochester, Genesee county, on the S9th ult. in tbe 23d year of his age, Mc Frederick A. cooper, of this city, ton of the late Rerd. Elias Cooper, of Yonkers. At Savannah, on the 24th instant. Mrs. Marie Ann Victoire Fritot Roma, in the 62d year of her age, consort of Mr. Francis Roma. EFEJslXOJOST MARINE LIST. CLEARED. Ship Erio,Dcvoe, New - Orleans P Renuen k Co Brig Laura Ann, Co Ilia Gibraltar N L l G tins wold Brig Sampson, L an don, West - Indies Stevens & Mactier Ketch Maria, Rainey, - Havana G G Si S Uowland Schr Uaioa, Mersereaa, Norfolk scbr baragoMSi, Rotani, - West - Indies J J Labon Use ARRIVED THIS FOREXVOW. Ship Wathinetoa. Killleran. of Boston. CO days from bottenhurg, with iron to Hicks, Jen kins CLo. Left there brig Triton, Brown, of omen, 10 rati in ciays. uec lain. lat.Mo. 30, N.lnog. 4 40, W - . spake brig Favorite, Hart, Of Boston. 33 davl from l.irenu ml far Hinim. aenr. w i:uam and t rederick, Butler, 8 days miiurui virv. wiu stune let and navwi - d. to the capt Schr. Hamminsr - Bird. Manhall. fmm P,tr, - bureb. and 4 davs from Norfolk trifh rnttm aoar 10 waist) ti. valla jner. Schr. (Vcitttl, Mix, 80 day from Smyrna, an 45 from Gibraltar, with fruit, fcc. to Cambrel,. Si Pearson. All the American squadron except the Erie skat at Gibraltar. Aa Algerine squad? ronof S coYvettsand 3 brigs were out oa a cruise. It wat reported that 4. or 6 Patriot privateers were cruising off Cadi. Capt. Mix brines despatches fton. the American Minister at Madrid also dispatches from tbe Spanish Government to the Spanish minister. , Sloop Susan, Sr.oyen, 31 days from Aux Cayes, with coffee to Mess. Beekman, Bray & Co. Linn, Ssoyen.G. S. Mumfurd, R. . Hallet, w Mitchell, W. H. Hardy, D.Sledd, and J.Uoner. The brig Eagle, capt. Durkce, from this port tor ."ew - untaQS, arrived in uie mississippi 0 theSUiDfc. - The bris Balance, Hudson, arrived at Bristol,' R. I. last Saturday in 80 days from Trieste and 45 from Gibraltar. BELOW, One schooner A RRIVF.D LAST EFE.YAYG'. Schr Tontine, Hoyt, 5 days from Charleston, with c.rttoo, rice and dry goods, to F k D Giraud, M Carter, S Uaieliesh, if Cowing, Saltus. Sonic Co. J Mount, Disbrow, Parish & Holbrook, Crar s & Babcock, Vandewater, Wheeler Ic Co. K Burri'l 4: W Cahoone, Geo. Booth, Saul Alii y, V Harsin Passengers. M Carter, and lady, Lieut. Shuhrick, of U. 6. Navy, E. Flagg, C. Barton, C I). 1 h"mpson, E. Hills, S. Mesury, J, Wilsan, and B T Roe. Sailed in co. brix Minerva, Tyler, for 5 York. Left, ship Radius, ofN York, at the bar, ready for sea; schr Margaret, Vail, lor New - York in 2 days ; ship Telegraph. Fanning, do. do, ship Corsair, Sutton, arrived from M. York tbe 1st January, in 5 days ; and a ship from Baltimore, do. do. Schr Clarissa, Burk, 7 days from Washington, N C with naval stores, to EBurbank. . fihr Mnrw Ann. Godfrey, from Darien to Geo. Gibbs. , Sloop Halcyon, Showell, 6 days fromWiotoo, N C with stives, to Waring Si Kimberly. Sloop Virginia Trader, Caswell, 5 day from , Richmond, and from the Capes, with flour, to Thorne & Hawxhurst, M Merritt, and others. . FROM OUR CO R R ESPOJf D EJfT. Office ofthe Federal Gaxette,? ' Baltimore, Jan. 7 Arrived, schr Franklin. Fitch, Sf days from A.iT.rM. Left. 14th Nov. schr James Hart - iett, of Ply month, Mat; sloop Lady Hamilton, fryer, or. lorK, wailing cargo, aenr. ruury, . Levely, of Baltimore, from South - America, via Martinique. Saw going in Aux Caves, schr. Constellation, or Constitution, of Philadelphia. Sailed in co with schri. rair riay, ciam, tor Baltimore, and Susan, Robertson, for Portland, parted off Cape Tv eron 16th December. Same day, spoke bries Cinci.inatus from J acme) for uape Aon ; ana venui, oi ruruuuu i,iu uu, Norfolk. 20th. southward of Crooked Island. spoke brig Fanny, Stevens, from Port - au - Prince for ttajumore. parted co. same aay. omiu island bearing W. spoke schr Coquette, of Georgetown for New - York. Schr Rebecca. Bunker, from saiem. Un tea - day, whilst beating up the bay, wind strong at H W. nearly abreast ol Annapolis, ai 11 o cwcx, A M the schr Lor v. B. Potter, of Oxford, com ing down free at the rate of 9 knot, ran on board at fore shrouds, carried away - fore chains, fore yards, injured the windlass, and ttovein the deck 4 or 5 feet, though repeatedly hailed when within one hundred yards, to put their helm down or up so as to clear us, they paid no attention. Schr raragon, 1 najer, o oays irom n s or, Schr. Biasing Star, Snow, 20 day from Cape - Henry. THEATRE. , Last Night but two of Mr. Cooper's Engagement KRIIMY EVENING, Jan. 9, Will be presented, the Comedy of tbe WHEEL OF FORTUNE. Pen ruddock. Mr. CooDer ' To which will be added, the Melo Drama of tht ' INN - KEErEK'b DAUGHTER. (7 - JOHN CUFFEbaviuetwoliabcd in tha Gasette of Jan. 7th, a statement tendinc to charge Mr. Arthur Hirst with beine an accom - Elice of Joseph Lee in defrauding him, and aving connected my name with theirs in the publication, I conceive it to be a duty which I owe to myself and Mr. Hirt, to make a and correct statement of the transaction, for tbe information of the public. Joseph Lee alias levy, called upon roe and declared that he .was in embarrassed circemstan - - ces, that be was daily called upon to pay hi board, but was unable to do it, unless be could obtain tbe money, by putting the clothes, which he ttien wore, into the possession of some gentleman, who would advance on such security, wbnt he wished. He said be had bartered with Cuffe for the clothes, by giving him a gold watch, and wished me to sell them immediately and put tbe balance over what I advanced, to his account. 1 suipo ted the property to be Lee's, and advanced tbe money without a moments hesitation. I then requested Mr. Hirst, as a friend, to dispose of the clothes in Charleston. After Lee had secreted himself, Cuffe caused the ship Morning Star to be searched. Tbe officers found Lee't trunk, and thm atked Mr. Hint if be had any clothe belonging to Lee in bis possession, tie answered he bad a tuit of clothes belonging to me, formerly Lee's He proi - sed having bis trunk examined to satisfy Cuffe and the Officers, before they suggested carrying it to the Police Office. Tbe request was not complied with, but the trunk was taken into court and all the contents examined. The clothes which I requested Mr. Hirsf to sell, were claimed by Cuff. As a witness, I stated the circumstances, already mentioned, te the court. ' . - They restored to Mr. Hirst every article co - taioed in his trunk, without passing the slightest censure upon hit conduct, and voluntarily directed his things to be sent on board. My claim to the property was considered honorable and it wat restored to me again. Mr. Hirsts conduct was not censured. Mr. Hirst thought himself - injured and openly expressed his detestation of . Curie's proceedings. I leave it to a candid public to judge whether Cuff bas acted honorably ia attacking an absent sentleman. that he acknowl edged in court was not connected with Lee i Iraud. Air. Hirst, did not know until Monday morning, that Lee had any intention of going to Charleston. Cuffe expressly state that Le tlept on board with Mr. Hint, and as positively assert a false hood. It is well known that Mr. Hint did cot. sleep on board until tbe second night after the search was made, it is astonishing that this John Cuffe, Merchant Taylor, 46 Broad - street. , snoara introduce we name of Mr, Amur aim., in a advertisement tending to injure him in Uie estimation of bis numerous sod respectable frieadt who are noacquainted wilh the circumstances, without reflectine, that an attack upon ae inno cent man will ultimately involve tbe accusers name in inevitable disgrace. Jan9 6t JOSHUA 8PURR. CO - PARTNERSHIP. The ubscriben have formed a cooaec - tion, for the purpot of transacting business ea commission in this city, under tbe firm of J NO. & GEO. W. LYNCH. ' JOHN LTNCH, GEO. W.LI NCII, New - York, 8th Jan 1818. . . . RxrEExacxs. - - ' Messrs. Le Roy, Bayard fc Co. 1 Messrs. Prime, Ward Si Sands, New - Tork. noa. jas. Liioyd, t - Messrs. Thos. C. Amory k Co. Boston. Messrs. Muosoo & Barnard, J jao 9 2awlm :.. . : . . f3 It appear by a communication in tb daily paper, that No. 5781, which once dretf a prire of 0,10,000, ha dwindled arsy to simple $50) ; if it continues dimifiisliinf this rapid rate, it will be a mere nothing tn a day or two. But it is not so with other nunv ber, as 4647, 4464, and 5701, which werewc only ten dollar prize, suddenly increased t thousands, and were then sold by R. WAITE, Jun. 136 Broadway. . Jan 9 A CARD. rrj Mr. WH ALE respectfully make know to the ladies and gentlemen, that bis next pubbc wiU lake place on Monday evening the 12th u - at tbe City Assembly Room, City - Hotel j io course of which several fancy dance wiU M dance! by Mr. W'j pupils, jaa9

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