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;:' e f . J .1 It ' 1:, - Sib I f V v. ' ) ' : Inlbub)o'OeipalWtioai - liiTrfjlWtUt - Aat of facta, by - a. mn.'jkmar& wtis aad vaevable uinitcr of truth, aa appeal to tmtAt to (ha fatlittcf covert? meet, which w are Wel assured tbi grateful and united with of tht ; Amrtc&n much desire to te cornea into immediate and full effect for if tuch sympa thy can b excited in the breast of a virtuou ' forUrnr toward the asserter of oar national ' freedom, what ought to be the feeling and graU - fade of the government and people who owe the set they occupy, and the happine (hey enjoy, - to the courage and fidelity of toes loog neglect - . d men farther protraction of their chum to thii equitable settlement of the half pay for life, ' would fix indelible reproach on the American name and nation. - .. - . - . Out toch to not the wish of (be people ; it cannot, therefore, be the policy of the government to protract a claim te Jiut and necessary at all . m relation. , i Ter the United Slate Guttle. ' . . " ; ' ' - REMARKS - On thepefitiem fe eongree bit the miring ejl - ten e the rwolutttnnry tear. - When the national legislature deliberate on very important object," it i the duty of indivsdu - ; alt te present their opinion with due respect ; tht more to, becaoie if wU founded, they are thoee of many thoueaad good and intelligent citi - tea, that bare not tenure or ability for political . writiag. In the present case, which relate to matter forty yean ago, coma of great moment can be duty Mlimatedonly by pcrton who wit nessed the calamitiee of thote time. Residing, at Swedish missionary, during the whole war. in New - Jersey, not far from Philadelphia, tharing in a groat measure the public sortering, and by sympathy the distress of other, I had both op - ' port unity and Inclination for attentive observa - . uon. ..... .; .. ' .The request of 'be officer it very equitable, ' Refusal of it would impair Ihe honor of the U, States i and may endanger their future ttfety. The firt will appear from the following state - inent i Iq countries that have (landing armirr, the oflicer eojoy their ralanes, more or less, before war, often many year, and with ease; they ' also have certain rowan! afjerit by half pay or pension. - Our officer had no mch advantage. They left profitable employment for protpect o( a future comfortable tnpport from vanou prole - siene. - TtMyhadnnaauranoeofcompennttioaon the return of peace, and would get nothing if the centeit, which w'a very dubiout, tbould prove unlortuoate. The military tervice wa attend - . ed with nncemmoa .tuflering by the deprecia tion or the oonbnenUal money, wtucn began very - ' eoon, and increated rapidly to an amaaing de - tree. Thit occaaioned many want. Provitlon were tcarcem tome pert of the country; and m tnoee that sad a antnciency, many told reluctantly forth bad money. ' C loathing became Incredibly dear, a not enough wa mad at home and little imported. Many officer paid n whole year1 allowance for a eJngl tak. The letter of general Washington to congret deecrib thete want u rery dutreming. '.. In be winter of 1778 ike wrote Sroa the cap at Valley Target : - Thi it tii iecond time in the preteat year (hat w have been upon the verge of dittolution for want of prormoo. To tee men, without clothe to cover their nakednese, without blanket to lie 1 en, without ehoee (to that their msrche roi - h' be traced by the blood from their feet) and ainvwt a often withoat provirien a with them, marching through frott and anow, without a bouse or hut to cover them, and submitting to it without . n armor, to a (nark of patience and obedience, which, in my opinion, can ecarc be paralclled." In the southern stales the tullry heat caused a great deal of sickness and mortality. Instincts of hunger were frequent there. A gentleman. who wa a major in the army, gat me the foh - lowtDg (act , Un tne eipcdiitoo in tuatt - r lon - da In the year . 1773, four captain of the first Sooth - Carolina regiment eat down to a plate of nee Witnoui salt, wtucn bad been taken from tne hospital tent, and eat it with one tpoon to make an equal u vuiea of it." He also related that in Charleston, 1786, he paid ix hundred dollar, hit annual salary, for a pair of beoU Congress baring failed in all attempt to bold op the paper money, wa obliged in 1780 to sanction, by law, - the depreciation at the rate ef 40 dollars for one in silver ; bnt it wa then current at 60 er 70, rose r next year to 150, speedily to some hundred, and then died bv a natural ilealh that all discerainjr pertoo bad Vonx foreseen Congrese, appreciaUnv the merit of the officers, and ana ioue to retain them in the service, promised, by retolvee, tot t77 80 - 81, half pay for life from Use lime of their reduction ; and in March 1783, in - stead of this reward, offered to those that should onuame te the end of the war, five year full pay, ilBer to money, or tn secunUe on interest at six per cent, annually, a eon grew should find most convenient leavmg tne cnosce to the officer, sot individually, but by line of the several (tales. Good motives canted Ihi alteration, but it was not Ponencsai to tn yonnger ana middle agedot&cere, wh might probably livo a long ' timet; and their costseot ira, therefor,' not by fre choio. When peace returned, ceogress bi no money and no power of taxation. Sup - phes from Use (tale could aot be obtained, be - their own nance were in a bad condition, add the people, generally, wa either an - vnl'n or unable to raise money. The full pay ci fe yean was, therefore, impoesibl and ac - r - rlaice of the eecuritie became necenarv. J'b value ef these - wa from the first below the etmiual, and fell continually, because no funds Crtuld be procured for pay in r the uleretL Ther became like lottery ticket, a the weakness of tbe ieuerai governmnt portended it final dissolution. .Vaay of the officers were indigent, - having consumed theiroirn meant m the tervice, r coo tended heavy dobt. Several had no trades for support. .Some could commence ba - Sioess, bnt not without money. Thev were from the enaiet compelled t tell their securities at a bw rate, commonly for an eighth part of the nominal value, and even less Thus have defender of their country lost a reward earn! by tcdiou and bitter sufferings. They now request, Lot a full, but partial, compensatioo ; proposing to reiuDd tne wnole oociinai amount ot the sccu rities, and receiving in, lien thereof the arrear 4u of. half pay, without interest, is - money, oi government securities, with six per cent, yearly interest, and continuance of half pay for the ro - jaaiader of their k vee. , By the first oondrtioo uey retorn saany tunes more than they got from 'no tale of those depreciated ecnritie; and by wj remga a great amount of Inter - et Thie compromise to, therefore, Terr equitable. . Lfit n now consider the granting of the r tj - iest at fanpertant for the honour and future Tafety of the United 5lte - 8atisfection being dn cannot be a charitable gift. Distinction between richer or poorer is therefore improper, nor could be made with accuracy. Sympathy i floth, ruwever, aid the claim of Justice w this 7714 nh(f n,toe,vMhe eventne ef Jtfe, to tatu en the brink tf Ike grcre .' The gorercment of the United State to a ruardian of the national hoooor, which must be onblemish - .ed, respected at home and abroad. The i - t: ral eyee of Eorop observe this new empire xl.l no nation say, Mw appreciate our defend ers netter man. me American republic." . Principle of justice and honour are the solid pillar of empire, (storing the respectful affec - - Si of citiieue, attacbiug friendly nation, nod ,i trasvsng we notui. , a good and wit nation , w,ii nertr provoke wrsr, but always he prepared - icr tleicnc. .The, United State bar ne assur - ; e permanent pace. Disregard of men lor.t h?re done andiufiored se much for their ia - 'epfcybr .r - e and pro perity, may w futnTe dan - pr be k i trely felt but bonoitraU treat rot 1) t,.rmr.C'urnT n f other Inave I fen.lon, who know mat tn i'J' . .. a.. Jn... mumv.. - '' . . ... . v.ii. n M - resaoiere "J p9 JZ 1 rw ,.actor of the 8 wed. ch. Pbihwt .S - EW - TOHK ZVEKIXQ POST. WEDNESDAt, FEBRUARY 18. The hU fire '. W regrrt t hav meets to believe, that the ambignon manner in which oar editorial paragraph respecting th fir at th cornr of Broadway and Reed street, was word - ed, ha been th occasion of report injuriou tn n of th most respectable houses in thi city We are perfectly convinced that there wa not th least possible ground for th meet distant suspicious in that quarter ; , but that there wa nothing foul in (he transaction itoelf, h more than we will vouch for.' W ought to add, that this paragraph is aot written at th request of any one of th bouse alluded to, bat to the spontaneous sugg estioa of our own minds, that cannot rest ea sy under the (opposition that w may, however unwittingly, have been Uw cause of an ill and unmerited report. In compliance with the wi?h expressed in the close of the following article, enforced by a sense of duty, we cheerfully give it place. - Jonathan farki again. Unwilling to im peach the honesty of a man without th most conclusive evidence of hi guilt, and desirous of auording him a fair opportunity of exculpating his conduct, I, in December last, published an advertisement. In which 1 requested of Jonathan Parks certain information, under the assurance that if not received by the first of th present month, 1 should u be under tbe necessity of disclosing some, circumstances of the utmost importance to Aim, and not altogether unimportant to use public." l hat advertisement I requested my brother editor throughout th United States to republish i and my request has been very ge nerally complied with. , But I have aot yet re ceivd the information called for I have not yet heard from Jonathan Parks: I shall therefore proceed to perform the duty 1 imposed npon my' self a duty which vcrv man, similarly itua ted, imperiously owe to the public and which, if faithfully performed, would hav a powerful JenOency to render it feet frequently necessary Te the People tf the United Stale. Beware of a windier!!! Some time in Jul v last, a man who called himself Jonathan Park, came to thi place, and immediately commenced distributing about tbe street a variety of tract against dronkenne, profane (wearing, eabbath breaking, Ice. and under the garb of reliriou aeal, w completely enlisted the confidence of some of our citizens, as to enable him to worm himself into their debt to no inconsiderable amount, under the promise of i making payment ia the court of a fortnight That promise be has forfeited, a w hav sine Larnt h ban don mfcny similar one before, and as we have bnt too ampl evidence for belie vinr us wm umiuui ui uo. iinui uih mrns os lunice shall arrest his career. After eo listing the confidence and rood wishes of many of our citizens, by hi apparent seal and disinterestedness in th cause of religion and mo rality, no commenceu to exhibition or an optical si iow, by which he must have amassed a considerable sum of money, many person con - uriDuung liberally, under the impression that he was really what be pretended to be em honeil ufn laborinv for the rood of his fellow men. Hie deportment in other place, from which we have heard, has been similar to what it was with us invariably characterised bv falsehood. duplicity and intrigue, thielded under the cloak of de votednes to a cause, for which, his actions plainly demonstrate, he hat norefard his route oniiormly marked by th complaint of those whom he ha defrauded. . He to peculiarly qualified to impose noon the good nature d credulity of the public, nature ha - ving doo to much for him in th way of singularity, a to indue a very rational supposition that tear of inevitable detection, would at least deter him from tramrrtssing thie law of justice, or violating the rule of propriety..4 But he who repose confidence ia him, will find that such re straint to but a feeble barrier against the duplicity of an accomplished windier. He to, from appearance, 35 or 40 year of age, 5 feet t or 3 inches high, the circumference of hi body about 8 feet, somewh&t debilitated in the left leg and arm, has sandy hair and whis kers, and in common, conversation (peak re - marxamy iouu. . in On, take him all mall. v ne'er shall se hi again." - II taid he wa from Hartford,' Connecticut ( had been through the state of Nw - York, and was travelling westward. ;' Thai a cfsm maw Vtm ,, A 1.!. V . ..... u I must request that every editor in th United States, will have th goodness to give the abov on er two insertion, and the favor will be cheerfully reciprocated. - - W.D.BELL, Editor of the Torch Light. Ilagen - towa, (Md.) Feb. 3, 1818. REMARK. Th conduct of on inch hypocrite does more injury to the cause of real religion than that of hundreds of the openly wicked, icA ire toithout God in lite world. The affectation of gravity to m device such people ascume a a convenient cloak for their designs. " Gravity," say Sterne, i an arrant scoundrel, and of the most dange rous kind too, because a sly out j and he verily believed more honest, well mtauing people, were babbled out of their goods and money by it in on twelfth month than Ij pocket picking and shop lifting in seven. In the naked tamper which a merry heart discovered ther wa no danger whereas the very ewrac of gravity wa derigu, and consequently deceit 'twas a taught trick to gain credit of the world for more than a man was worth. Mr. Philipp' benefit at the theatre, Philadel phia, which took place last Monday evening, produced between fourteen and fifteen hundred dollars, which plainly (how, say one of the Philadelphia paper, that th public know how to appreciate genuine merit, and that they can distinguish th difference between scientific singing, .combined with good acting, and that bawling, with a fin voice, (at it UcalleJJ with which our ear are often awailed.w Tbe capacity of the bouse, beitde th gal lery, which to IttU frequented, to about 1300 dollar. ' ' By an arrival at Charleston on the 10th Instant in three day from St. Mary's, we learn that all wa quiet at A melia - Mand. CoL Bankhead, in tbe capacity of military commander and civil ma - ri - trate, had given great satisfaction, by hi endeavor to da juitic to alL Cotninodor Anry, with hi two brig of war, the" Mexican Con gre and American Libre, wa expected to sail for South - America ia about 8 day. ' The governor ef th date of Connecticut ha tfliAT&r&&&tjDtch next, observed thronghout that its'.' t aV toh 'ttWHye4mgtieU - Vr; la Jt - terday't paper, there to aa error at "to the tisne of th day when the moon full on the SSd ftoX' into : It stands evenmg instead of inevwtnjf. Erveditiovt frwrrfltTig The Pest Coach Line which left Philadelphia yesterday morning between 4 and S o'clock, arrived ia this city at 3 o'clock ia the afternoon of the tame day. A TRAVELLER. ' ' ' Extract of a letter dated Wauioto. FebV. 13. 1818. Th bankrupt law wa thi day read the first time in the home of representative!, and will probably he taken p again on - Monday it has many op posers, and lU fate u very doubtful - . . . - ' 1 Mr. Meade' case U not yet taken up for consideration.' ' r" " No business of an important nature has as lyet been transacted in congress, although much ba been proposed and i unaer const deration t In truth, the present congre ha several characteristics, there are but about 40 old members, or In other words there about 110 new members in tbe house of represent. live : there are many members who possess abditie. but I think there is too Treat an anx iety to make the fact known by speeches upon all tubject. . s " An effort, to prevent th pusare of an act for the relief of the surviving officers and toldier ot tbe revolution, was made in the senate and defeated to - etay for postponing the act to July next, theyea were but 3, Ales. Barbour, Macon and Smith j the bill had pas sed the house ofrenrejenuti'et.and. Will pro bably become a law ; but whether it will an - swer anv purpose I know not, for it provide that relief i not to be given to any oflicer or oldier who i not in plain term a pauper. M Three memorial were thin day presented in the house of representatives, praying that a tract of vacant land may be tet apart for a settlement of emigrant from Ireland ; they were referred to the committee on public lands. Of one or these memorials, that from New York, I send you a copy, and will send you copies Qf th rest" THE MEMORIAL or TBE JWir - Ierfc Irvh Emigrant Aitocialion, To the honorable the senate and bouse of repre sentatives, in congress assembled, Respectfully sheweth . J bat your memorialist, while they presume most respectfully to solicit your attention to the helpless and suffering condition of th numerous breigners, who flying from a complicated mas oi want and misery, daily seek an asylum in the bosom of the United States, are emboldened by the recollection that a liberal encouragement to tne settlement of meritorious strangers, basal - ways chnracterued the rovernment and consti tuted authorities of this union. Th wis and brave fathers and founder of it independence, held out to the oppressed and suffering of every nation th consoling assurance, that in thi country, at least, thy tbould find a refuge and a home. The successors of the illustrious men have continued to redeem in calm and happier times, tbe pledge made to philosophy and benevolence amidst perilous scenes of distrese and dif - 1 ficulty. From this humane and beneficent policy, America ba reaped a rich and happy har vest., bh ha added to th national resource, the moral and physical strength to be derived from so many thousands and tens of thousand, who actuated by attachment to ber free constitution, have adopted the nation where liberty has made, and to making, her most gloriou itand, as the country of their choice - ' .' lour memortaurt, in addressinr your honor able body, need not seek to eoforco by argument the generally received maxim of political economy, that the wealth and solidity of a nation consist in the number, th social comforts, and th producti v industry of it people. In the dense and crowded states, and under the silting governments of Euro)., these sources of wealth and stability are not always found well combined t it frequently doe not happen that the social comfoilj, or even th productive industry, arc proportioned to the number of the people - In the extended territory and scattered population of the United Suites, however, and under their free and blessed institutions, it to an unquestionable and important truth, that every in - creat of inhabitant, when wisely and judiciously distributed and etlled, adds to the social comfort and productive industry of the whole, an1 that th excess of population which cannot be considered a giving stability to the various government of Europe, if suffered or encouraged to settle here, would incalculably increase our wealth and strength ; bnt that accession i doubly valuable which alio brings to th common fund, with a mas of laborious industry, unalterable attachment to the law and constitution of the country. And rarely to give a wise direction to that industry, and t secure by well placed kindnee that attachment, are amongst the noblest exercises of legislative authority. Tour memorialiit beg Teare respectfully to represent, that at no period since tbe establishment of American independence, hav the people of Europe, particularly th laboring classes, discovered so great a disposition, a at present, to emigrat to th United States. But th people of Ireland, from the peculiar pressure under which that country has so long been placed, hare flocked hither in the greatest numbers, and perhap tinder th most trying and necessitou circumstance. "They come, indeed, not to return and carry back the profits of casual speculation ; bat to dedicate to this land of llieir hopes, their persons, their families, their affections, their all. . It to, however, a truth regretted by those who hav the best mean of observation, that for want of goidc to their tepr, and congenial homes, whore all their honest energies might be railed at once into activity, and tbeir hardy enferpria turned to tlieirown advantage, as well as th general good; they remain perplexed, undecided, and dismayed by the novelty and difficulty of their situation : the v hav fled from want aad oppression ; they touch th toil of freedom and abundance ; but the manna of the wilderness melt in their sight. Before they can taste the fruit of happy industry; the tempter too often present to their lips the cup that turns man to brut, and th very energies which would have made th fields to blossom, make th cities groan. Individual benevolence cannot reach this evil. Individual may indeed solicit, bnt it belong to th hoseo guardian of th pnblic weal, to minister the cure ; nor to the misdirection or th destruction of the capabilities and industry of theee emigrant to be regretted only on it own account Th story of their blasted hope and fortunes to transmitted back and retailed with maliciou exaggeration. . Others, possessing more abundant mean, and snove prudent habits, wh hav been accustomed to look with longing eye toward thi free country, and contrast it bappine with the present Male of t. a rope, are aucoaraged aad deterred by their lafleriugs aad sjtisfortun, aad thuia larger current of active population and wealth inclined to flow into and enrich tbe Uaited Stat, to dam med up at th fountain head. , , . v ' A eerwee consideration of these circumstances induce your mamorialitti to hope, and most earnestly, but respectl all v, to request oa behalf ot those, wnota interest tbey erg, that a portion of untold land may be tet apart, or granted to trustees, for th purpose of bein settled bv emigrant frea Ireland on an extended term of crtUM. Th coBdiueuof this grant roar mem. UXj 'lSh tobi India a V r?i hU ie tllir it entire bene lit, and may xciaae u ipecuktioa m ether, j s . ; - .y - - . ? i k. .I, hat Imts to taneet. after contem - - ur.K. th nruMi uncultivated tract which io - itvi labor of man. that situation peculiarly adapted for a settlement of that description, might be found amongtt th land lately purchased ia tbellliooM territory. . Vmr memarialuU are fully sensible that ra - ny of their most persuasive argument ia favor of their application, must be addressed, and will not be addressed in vain, to the benevolence and tympatbie of th legislature, but they alto eon KiImiiIv anneal to its wisdom and patriotism. Th land to which they bare aiiuuea .ucuiE frontier and remote, are neither likely to be pee - dily exposed to sale, to be rendered by cultivation subservient to th general prosperity, nor j t by tettlemeot conducive to tbe general sirengin Uie portion which tntgnl be granieu oa w tending credit, would probably be paid for al most as soon a bad not been brought into the market before Ks regular turn. JJunngtbai time, in which it would otherwise remain unpro - ductire, (and tlierefore unprofitable) thousands of families would hav acquired opulence, would have benefitted the country bv it cultivation, by the establishing of schools, the opening of road, and th other improvement oi socuu sou civilised life. They would form a noclcu round. which more abundant population would rapidly accumulate, and all th contiguous lands would be largely increased ia value. Th small loss which miffht anoear to be sustained by the suspension of interest on th credit of it should nave any xutnc, will b abunaanuy eompen sated bv th monev and labor that must te al most immediately expended on work of general utility, which the convenience and necessity of the settler will naturally induce them to accou plnh. . . ' But who can calculate the physical or moral, or even th pecuniary advaataeet m time of war, oi having such a itrong and embattled frontier ; tbe Irish emigrant; chemned ana proieciea oy the government of the United SUtes, will find his attachment to their interests increase in pro portion to th benefit he ha acquired ; he will, with enthusiasm, love the country that affords him th mean of honorable and successful enter prise, and permit him to enjoy unmolested and undiminished the fruits of his honest industry. Inrratitude is not the vice of Irishmen fully appreciating bis comparitlve comforts, and the seurce from whence they flow, the Irish emigrant will himself cherish, and will inculcate en hi children an unalterable devotion to hi adopted and their native country. Should hostilities approach him in that quarter, whether in the savage form of the tomahawk and seal pin; knife. or with th deadlier weapons of civilixod warfarethe Irish settler and their bardy son will promptly repel the invasion, drive back tbe war upon the enemy, and give to our extended Iron tier security and repose. , Tour memorialist thereforefor humbly pray your honorable body to receive and listen favorably to their application. For President Thomas Addis Emmet, First Vic President Daniel M'Cormick, Second Vice President James M'Bride, Secretaries, j ylfSSL,9. V ; Treasurer Andrew Morris. : Standing Committee. John Chambers, William Edgar, Jun. Matthew Carroll, Kobert Fox, John Meyher, James R. Mullany, Matthew L. Davis, Wm. James M'Neven, Dennis U. Doyle, Thomas Kirk, Dennis M'Carthy, John R. Skiddy, Robert 8 wanton, John Heoernan, James Sterling. Frem the Georgia Journal, February 3. Gen. Glascock passed here on Friday last, direct from the army, on his way to Augusta ; be intends hurry in jr on the new drafts as fast as possible, and also the few regularsthere under lieut Forsyth. The general we under stand, is authorised to accept the tervice of from 50 to 100 mounted riflemen or infantry thete he calculate on rasing from hi brigade. The new Fort called Early, (and not Blootpfield, at before stated,) i completed, and defended by forty men, half of them regulars, with two pieces of artillery. Li consequence of a request from col. Arbuckle commanding at fort Scott, that the garrison at fort Gsines should be reinforced, maj. Woodward, with a small party of volunteers and some fiithful Indians, had marched to their assistance The balance of the detachment of militia arrived at Hartford on the Sth, and with the exception of sixty,' (who volunteered to remain until relieved by other troops) have since been discharged. - For the immediate protection of the frontier, greatly exposed at this time to Indian hostility, the governor ha authorised gen. Gaine to call out, if necessary, for temporary erviee, the unlit ia of Pulaski county. MOBILE. Jaa. S. Captain Walter Bourke, stationed at Mobile Point, discovered a ship off the bar, supposed to be in distress. That philanthropic disposition that ha ever marked his character, urged him oa to the relief of bis fallow man a toldier of the army and a way - worn too ofthesca, were the volunteer companion of hi inauspicious voyage. Ere th ship wa reached, the atmostpbere wa obscured by a fog the boat was swept along with the impetuosity of the current that paste tbe point to tea every exertion wat made to save the life of hit companions: the sailor was drowned first t then the brave but ill - fated Bourke, after mint every exertion, next gave pthe ghost. His last farewell to the oIer was truly characteristic of him: Bare yourself my brave fellow, j sun tone ;" ami - uiui Bourke found a watry gare the soldier clung to the boat and wa afterwards picked up by the schooner William. - ? , .. . - V . , NEW - HAVEN, Feb. 17. Sineuhtr Ptettmtion. Thursday, the 9lh in stant, a Mrs. Bradley, of Middle bury, ia this state, on going to the well for a pan of wate, found the bucket swinging without th curb o the side opposite to her : in assavinr to reach it. her feet (lipped, and she planted bead first into the wen. i A Mie (track th bottom, she says, she tamed herself, and came up in a poeitioo to to lay hold of the wall and prevent iinkuur a se rond time. In thi situation she remained 15 or tu minutes, whea her hatband fortunately discovered ber, and rescued her from this perilous situation. Mr. B. i a large woman, weighing a - boat 800, and sustained but little injury from the fall. The well it over SO feet deep, and contain ed 7 feet of water. There it usually a mat of are about couatry well at thi season, and the a - hove accident should operate a an effectual caution to all those who have occasion to use then. , 1 PATERSO!", (5. J.) Feb. 12. A rare instance of affection cod benevolence, from a danrhter to an ared parent found in distress, and of whom, from a lap of time ' and ber extreme youth, at the period of separation, the retained little or no recollection. Somo two or three week since, a lady of respectable appearance, called at the bous of the writer of the following narrative, and was very iaqotoitiv abont a certain Mr. , who she had heard resided somewhere ia thi a i arte from her description, the writer concluded he knew th person; - k1 sn formed ber, that if he proved to be th same, he was very poor, and loat n (tn writer; believed a town - charge So ianuired particularly whether his poverty proceeded from improper conduct, or from mis - ksrtunee lacsdenial to human nature Until the should ascertain this fact, it seemed. she did aot feel diiposed to acknowledge any re - latioaship; tbe writer being but pettially acquainted with the circumstance of the old gen - tiemaa, referred her to a ntigtiboring lady, who had resetted several year in the auae neirhbor - hood with bim, at a few mile distant from, thit . . . . . town, (rem wncm ipn leceur ; i0f,;rmatioe, ead afler travelling 400 mile et ooher wyothecittof York, i wu informed be had take hi rewdei , ;,.ir foaad him a w HIKl. nee for .w. ;..t.4 ffuMui him all du ItitM IrfilH nw wwimg. nut wnw I T - ter aa absence ol pwareu irony j.m.. Further particular eflhu mue ussier W wewrsiernw". ..Sometime during the revolutionary war. the aid Mr. , sailed out of the port of Salem, (Mas ) on a privateering voyage, whether a an officer or as a private seaman it not known , be ha however by tome mean obtained the title of CapUto, by which he still goes. He left behind a wife and three small oauguien, what circumstances has not been ascertained ; hi wifo however died during hi absence,: and the children became dispersed. After some time he returned from sea, came to New - Jersey, got married and resided many year in the neigh - bm - hood above mentioned, he ther lott hi se cond wife, and from what cause th narrator ha not been correctly inlormeu, became very indigent and finally a town charge. . in thie situation, with a beard of four or five month growth, and in Uttered garment, she (who proved to he hi own aaugmcr; souim bim. Tbe scene no doubt wa pathetic and nfrectinc Like the trood Samaritan she mured oil and wine into bis wounds Xhi left him necuniarV assistance to relieve his necessities if any should occur, until her return from tbe city, which was in a lew oavs, when she expended to the amount ol nlty dot. lars to clothe him in a suitable manner, she al so Drocured him comfortable board, and in ad dition fhe left with a respectable gentleman, money sufficient to discharge said board, and unnort him handsomely until (princr, when (he will either come or be neara from again . ... : . . . i . It anneara that the ladv in nuestion. had the good fortune to marry a wealthy man, thatdy - ing his estate became hers, and angel like, she . . I lTLI. f in distributing it to lue most lauaiuic oi pur - Doies. in travelline in search of finding and succoring a long lott and distressed parent Mav the parent of all (rood reward her, and so dispense his Meeting toward her, a she shall continue to dispense neracis oi pnuan. throphy and benevolence towards her neces sitous fellow creature. Sie - IUaaoua, (u I.) Feb 1. jln attempt at tire! An attempt wa made on Sunday night last, to set fire to the office of the American Eagle, by some worthless scoun drel, with a view to burn the new Presbytert an Church in this place. A treat Chieftain hat fallen .'Departed thi life on Monday evening: the 26th inat. at the house of Mr. Jos. Rogers, Colonel Richard Brown, (a Cherokee) aged 45 years, after an illness of eleven day. - Colonel Brown was one of the Delegation destined for Washington City, xbr the purpose of effecting as oon a practicable the object of tbe last Treaty. itogermue uatetie. Cant. Ray, from Trinidad, reports that a ves sel had arrived at Morant Bay, Jamaica, which spoke off the Western Island, tic latter part of December, a Russian fleet of about 50 sail m all, with troops, Sc. .bound to Buenos Ayrea. A Spanish schooner, with 30,000 dol lars in specie on board, had recently been captured off Cape Crux, by a Patriet privateer. A London paper mentions, that a daughter of the celebrated Mary - Ann Clark, it shortly to be married to one ofth wealthy baronet of the kingdom. Whatever may hav been the con duct of the mother m other particular, it is known, that in the education of her children the wa extremely strict ; and that her daughters are among the most accomplished and beautiful female ofth kingdom. MARRIED. At Hartford, (Coo.) oa Sunday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Flint, Cap. Chauncey Barnard, to Mis Eliiaheth Seymour; Mr. Ruiu Bunco, to Miss Rhoda Clapp. EyEJiVCQ POST MA Riff LIST. CLEARED, .... Ship Alex. Buchanan, Clement, ' Liverpool .AC. Buchanan Ship Radius, Delano, . ' London f. Sloorewood. Brig William, Rathbone, Surinam E8arrillfcWCahoon. Franklin, Lane, , . . - , j. : - St Jago ' .; - ) - hk HCary Schr Gen. A. Jackson, Christie, : Savannah Sloop Atlantic, Woodward do .iRRiy&D THM tVREtfOO. ' Sloop Leopard, Bulkley, from Fredericks - burr, via Norfolk, 3 day from th latter place, with wheat and flour, to - Robertso & Kelso, and Clapp & Hick. Sailed from the Road inco. with a schr and sloop for N York." BELOW, S ttTipt, and t schooner, unknown. Tbe schr Maria, Latham, from Charleston, and on other schr are still ia Gravesend bay, entirely blocked up with ic. By a gontleman who wa on board the Albion last vening, we are informed that she wa per fectly tale, but ana We to get under way for want of hand. Advertised in the Alebile Qaeetle, of Jon. X. For New - York, chr. Sandusky, Weeks j Gen Brown, Weldon ; Export, Chapman, and brig Savannah Packet, Fowler. For Boston, brig Adze. '!. , ARRIVED LAST EVENING. Brig Mechanic, Ray, 20 day from Trinidad, Cuba, with etigar and molasses, to Eugene M libra n. Left, Jan 4, sch. Nymph, Bingham, for Philadelphia. Feb. 15 brigs Barilla, Mor rison, ' do 20th i OroiWbo, Russell, Bristol, 17th i Prize, do March 1 1 Russell, Newton, just arrived, for Newport, March 10 1 Dec, Jones, of Urutol, Sir th Mediterranean March 1st The brig Melita, Clement, sailed for Phi. ladelpbia, Jan 16. The Spanish brig Henrique, arrived Dec Sr, from the South Pacific Ocean. A vessel had arrived at Morant Bay, Jam. that had spoken off the Western Islands, late in December, a Russian fleet, consisting of about fifty sail, with troops, stores, ezc for Buenos Ayres. Feb 7, in the Uuir, tell in with a brig, suppoaed to be the Melita, men tioned above. A Spanish sch. for Jamaica, had been captured off Cape Cruz, Jan 1Kb, with 430,000 in specie on board. The Mechanic has been blown off the coast twice, having maae tne una in 15 days. Brix Sailor Eov. Rodman, from New - Orleans. and 17 days from the Bilize,to Mr. Pratt, owner, of Philadelphia, and cotton and togar, to F. De - pau and Jaiaet Scott, of this city. Left Jaa 10, brie Marseille Packet, Bockius, loadinr up the riser for N York ; brig Patriot, Woodbary, of Boston lor the Mediterranean ; brie Kolla, Hooper, forMarbiehead in (even day ; brig Recover, Burnham, for N York in 3 ; brig Bliss. Bailey, for do in 10 1 schr Swifttnre for do in 3 brie Fi nancier, for do next day ; brig , Berriau, for do uncertain : ship Union. Blair, of Boston, for Greenock i ship Atta. of R. Island : ch Merino, fust arrived from Bath. Jan W. off the Baliza. spoke a sloop irom warren K 1 lor It Urlean ; and brig Ardent, 0 day from Hi! bo a for do ; Twenty mile outh of Bamegat, caw a black coppered brig on hore probably the John M'Cammnn - The ship Richmond, for PhiladeJ phi a tailed 8 day before. The biig South Carolina, Ware, of H Orleans, was to tail tame day for Franc. Lc ft about 500 sail of vessels at th towo. ' Freight low and scarce; Prodac was coming dowa the nrer very plentifsd ; bot very few ships taken p. Cotton 32 1 - 3 cents and n sing. Passenger, Mr Jonathan Gilfnore, of Louisiana. Brig Richmond, Turner, U day from Rich - mona, wua nour, urvte ueibune u uo Trokts, Davidson k Co. Walsh L Gajlagber, I t Vander aler, 'WLftler fc, Co - Buck lc Cok, Doorman & Johnston, 6 R Duflfie, and A Free - land, jua.The R. has been three times blown otr the coast . Sailed "ui co ch Halt, for v New - Torki .. British, ch Douglass; Thomas, 36 day from Trbidad,via. St Thomas, 2t days, with mo - lasses and pin, to Ward b Bishop. The brig Patriot, from N. York, arrived at.SVThome ' Jan. 20. A sch for Baltimore sailed about th ' 18th. Leff at St ,T chr.1 Elizabeth, and i Torpedo, both for Baltimore. . ' Sch. Retrieve, White, from Havana, and 7 day from Charleston, with rice,, to John W;.,,5 Richardson, owner. 1 ' ' '' - st - i itf A letter from St. Thomas, mentions the ar - rival of the ship Chase, Forbes, at St Croix," i in 14 day from New - York, all well. 1 T, ( The brig Commerce, Littell, from N Tork - arrived at St Croix on 'the' 11th - ult. after a', passage of 14 day. . : ". ' ; SAVANNAH, Feb. T. - Arrived, ship to . Ions, Chase, Liverpool, 54 day. On the 3d; inst. off Port Royal, tpoke the echr. High ny - r, of Baltimore, 64 day from the River Plata, b J lott her rudder inthe Gulf Stream, and wa try . ing to max Charleston or Savannah.. The Ea - T ulout baa experienced bad weather, aad has losC ber maintopmat, topail yard and aosa sails. She ba been off tbe coast lor the last te day s, a great part or which time she ha bea at anchor : - to the southward ef tbe bar. Capt C. saw several veel off the coat, endeavoring to get ia, but from bad weather wa forced to stand off. ' Brig Gov. Hopkins, Prat, Providence, R. L SSdav. Spoke the ship Dido, Maxwell, 44 ' , day from Liverpool, bound to Philadelphia. Sloop Mary U Elite, Coit, St. Mary't - she wa bound to New - Orleans, but put in here by tres of weather. 1 CHALron, Feb. 10. Arrived sch. Fa - , vorite, Shaw, Hondura. 24 day. . . ;i Sloon James. Vincent, St Marvt 3 day.." Left there U 8 brig Saranac, and Prometheu,' for thi port, to sail first fair, wind. , All wa quiet at Amelia - hland. Col. Bankhead, in the capacity of Military Commander and Civil Ma - gistrate - , had given great satisfaction, by hk endeavors to do justice to an. commodore Aurv. with his two brigs of war, tbe Mexican Congress, and American Libre, was expected to sail for South America in about 8 day. J - Below. British ihip Jane, trora lreenock t British hir Tisrer. from Barbadoe : Russian ship Susannah, Bossou, from Antwerp: brig Dragon, from Flushing 1 and a brig irom Rhode IilunJ, long passage. 3 1 , . Cleared, sch Tontine, Hoyt, KYork. ' ' Went to sea yesterday, British ship HaraiK - . ton, Bathgate, for Liverpool brig Swanwick, Graves, for Cork - The (loop Cynthia, from St Jago deCuba, ' and last from Bull's Bay, wa beating up hut evening. .. ;' ' : ' The tloop Syren, ounston, lor flew - York, went tosea on Saturday last - . .. . Bostoh, Feb, 13. Below, brig Ellen - Maria. Stacy, 19 day from Havana, Sailed 24th, and . left, not before reported, brigs Betsey, Ropes,, Salem unc; Sarali, Lester, NYork, do Belvi - dere, Jocelm, do. 8 day 1 Venus, Saunders, do 6 days. - " 1 ' Sailed, shin Acattut, nurnnam, lor Amster - dm. - 5he went out through the Narrows, which passage to now open. ' - THEATRE. BssssMwsaamBjVjassasswassa On Wednesday evening, Febrayy 18, will be ' . preseniea ue oagwy or : . , k RICHARD 111. Richard, Mr. Woodhull Hi first appearance this season . Queen Elisabeth, Mr. Barn To which will bo added, tbe farce of - RAISING THE WIND. Jeremy Diddter, . : Mr. Simpeea Dutolultm tf Vt partnertktp. " XT The co partnership heretofore existing - under the firm of Molenaor k M'Dooald, Is this day dissolved by mutual censeatt The basinets - of th concern will b rlmert hf - VKUUun Mole ; aaor, who to solely authorised to settle th same. . MlUljlAiu wuiicnaun. ' , ALEXANDER M'DONALD. ' Feb 18 ft NOTICE. - ! rrs ii rrixnER M'DONALD. fa about opening a store at the comer of Dutch and Fl ' tun - streets, where he will have for sale a general . .rrsnrrnirs . M4r.t. iwmi " reo 10 si . NOTICE. ffT - Tbe Creditor of SAMUEL ALLEN, and SAMUEL ALLEN A CO. are hereby ap nriul Ihif a rfivi.inn nf IheifMtata will be mad 00 the 14th day ofoext month, (March) at Griffith's, Hotel, in the village of Ueneoa. ' s . J . ' J03F.PH. JONES, '. , Geeeva, id mo. 12th, 18I&V . - . ' feb 18 law3w .'"' 1 ' XttYork Retigum Tract Society; . ;& fTr The sixth Anniversary of thi Institu tion, will be celebrated ia th Assembly Boom oftheCity - Hotel. Broadway, on Wednesday .' Evening, the 18th inst The Annual Report ' will be read, a number of Addresses delivered, and a Collection taken up, tor the benem l the Society. The Exercise will comments precisely at 7 o'clock.. : r Ladies and Gentlemen friendly to th InsU - - tution, are respectfully invited to attend tht celebration. , ;. , . . 7T ., Zechariah Lewis, Committee; ' . Leonard Bleccker, v . . , . of , ,' ;. Joseph Otis, . , j Arrangements., feb 18 It . ON Monday next the 24tb instant, at th Mer -, Itnlal in Wall. Hill ha told bv order of the Sheriff, a laree ouantitvof Wine) . . - . - - . and Groceries. 7 Alto, the numerous article of elegant boa - inMl ia the bbuI kiiUl. eoAttot' ing of fooking glasses, tables, chairs, beds. bed aini.eic. - - . J - Also, after the sale of fursiture, the unexpired ; imrwm in fha laM nf the uid holeL heine? aifl . year from tbe first of May next, will 3 told. C - onalUOTll may do uwwb uj ayyijiu m . barofUiMerchanUHutel. feb 18 ; For HAVANA, Th brig MARY, capt J. Brewster, a reeular trader. For freight or pat - sage, apply oa board, at Pine - street wharf, or t . . N. AD. TALCOTT, f Feb 18 - 64 South - street. . 1 Oil A NANKIN. - , ., lasUU Fieces V.u nankhw, of very sepe - rior quality, entitled to debenture, far al 77 Washington - . . ' Febl8 HUw.'"' K QUERCITRON BARK. t A ej ton Cot quality bark, for 'sale by - . :. G. G. tl S. HOWLND, ' Feb 18 77 Washiogtoa - t 1 tOLliNXi CL01US. " , A COMPLETE assortment of warranted Bolting Cloth, of auperior quality - - J received from the manufactorie, for the most reduced price, by ' JltJ.. JNO. M'CRACKAy,' . s Feb 18 3t 8 l - t eiri - et APER MILL RAGS ii SPO - NGlTi. - ' bale linen Rag ! ' , 10 bale uperfme Sponge r sale very low by . JNO. MCRACIUff. " feb 13 3t t i - a s" - r Ull'tS 2t) cave superior rflmancaa bin (tripe, forsaleby the ..' ' COMM1SSIOX COM PANT, F.bl8 DJtC . 148Fart - t.v . HOPS. 14 bale of tint quality, growth of 18ir, for sale by ' " , . . ANDLR3UN JC SMEARf - R, feb 19 ? . 131 Water - treeV

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