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THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 1 Smtik - JnurinTb following letter, receiy d from oo of our correrpondetit! at Wahing, too, rtnts this important subject in to inter esting, so just, and so imporiqg an aspect, ai should command the attention of every man who a due concern for hi country's welfare. , The ordinary business be "ore congress ee,M to be going oo as usual, and quietly theqoe. tion of a provision lor the earriyinj officer! of the iwvolutkmary army is (till depending, and what will be its form or fete is very ancertain. 1 f There are, however, beneath thi quiet eur - tmem two or three subjects of importance, which may be brought up, during the present esioo, and discusstd, with more animation and teal, than hitherto have appeared in the debate! of ; tho present winter. , No one of these subject it more extensive or surrounded by greater diffi culties than that relative to the independence of .. the patriot colonise. , ft it understood that the president feels BO ; indi.Tertnc respecting the exertioat of tbete colonies )o establish their independence ; but that be it nevertheless detiroui of punning a cautioui coarse relative to them, and which, while it ac - cordt with their view, thall not endanger the great ioterestt of the U. States. se "With a firm conviction that the independ ence of these colonies must materially promote the welfare and prosperity of the United States, , and that so long as the war is confined to Spain and the colonies, tbcre u little probability that Spain wiO be able to re - establith her dominion . over them, oor policy can hardly be mistaken. 44 If no other foreign power interfere, weshall best promote the views of these colonies and best consult our own welfare, by alio abstaining from all direct interference in the war, aud from very measure, which may not be retracted . with boner, or satisfactorily explained. , M It is scarcely to be doubted that the foreign governments have been sounded, and their poll cy as respects the war between Spain and the colonies, seems to be Impartial and neutral. - If, the United States pursue a different course, may not the powers which have charged themselves with the high police of Europe, instead of con fining their cares to the old world, be disposed to take into consideration the affairs of the new .' Altho in a question affecting the honor or essen tial rights of the nation, we ought not to be deterred by this consideration yet, in a concern, or calculation, of an interest merely eventual, and in which the main interest is that of a third party, the same should not be altogether disregarded. . Th knowledge, which is possessed by those who are best informed concerning the condition . pftb Spanish colonies, is surprisingly defective, and little satisfactory their situation may be better, and it may be worse, than it is supposed to be and the object of the commissioners sent out by the president, is to obtain full, and more precise,' intelligence on this subject To adopt any decisive or irrevocable measure, respecting pie colonies, in the present scanty and ambiguous state of the information concerning them, and when more authentic information may, at no distant day, be expected, would seem to be evi dence of restlessness and rashness, rather than of moderation and prudence. . M It mast not, however, be imagined, that the most decided friends of the Spanish colonies, are desirous that the U. Stales should take a part with them in the war with Spain ; on tho contrary, they admit the correctness of the policy that enjoins upon the United States to remain neutral ; but they allede, that without acknowledging the independence of these colonies, and thereby establishing between us and them the full relations existing between us and Spain, the notability is only nominal ; and they illustrate this allegation by facts, and observations, which, if not conclusive, are very plausible. Their counsel therefore is, and such, we are told, will be the advice that tbey will urge on congress to give to the president, that the United States should immediately acknowledge the independ . ence of one, or more, of the Spanish colonies, which, it is said, are now in the actual posses sion of independence ; and they assert that such acknowledgment is a measure, which can afford no ju - t cause of offence to Spain ; and that it is ttot only consistent with, but absolutely necessa ryto, an impartial system of neutrality. , That it is competent for the nation to follow ihit advice, nobody will doubt but all must also agre that, in doing so, we subject ourselves to all its hazards and uncertainties. - "In the actual posture of affairs, it may be expedient to suffer this complicated subject to remain w ith the president a little longer, undisturbed by the interference of congress. He onghl but to andentand tho temper and the policy of foreign government ; his station enables him to , obtain information ; and his duty requires of him carefully to weigh the contradictory representa tions concerning the condition of these colon! His opinions are believed to be friendly to their independence, and the responsibility of his office is favorable to the prudence of hit decisions. If the president be pressed by congress to acknowledge the independence of any of the Spanish colonies, and to exchange minister with them, however innocent this proceeding may be , deemed by ns lobe, and whatever quotations we may make from the writers in public law. So prove our right, no man can believe that Spain will see our interference in the same just and ' 'harmless light ? u According to the colonial system of Spain, the t - ade with her colonies is a close monopoly ; and her practice under this i jstem lias been to . sctxe and confiscate the ships and cargoes ot all interlopers found cpoo the coasts of the colonics, - la the earl part of the last century, Lng - , laid made war on Spain to oUTge her to renounce this practice; she concluded the war " thsut effecGag hs object, and Spain has since a'rcoed H. ' Our acknowledgement of the independence a 7 cf these colonies, cannct abridge Uie a e, rights, of Spain, nor rostral her exertion to force her laws of trade, or to reduce the colonies to submission. ... .u . " But although it inay ikA lmrr the rights of Spain, a respects ourselves, it will placo oar trad and intercourse with the new states on the same fooling'as our trade and mtercoarse with EnjUad, Vraoce, or any other natioo ; and oar cilisens win have tho same right to can upon congress to protect them in this new, equally as in any other legitimate, branch of navigation and trade. Ibis collision could have but one result tome persons see nothing discouraging in a war with Spsio s and a war with Spain alone, would not be formidable but we cannot bo certain, nay we can hardly expect in the extraordinary con dition of Europe, that other powers may not be drawn in to take a part in a war having for its object the separation of the Spanish colonies. The probability of this event is not diminished by the notorious fact that Spain has taken great pains to circulate through the courts of Europe, an opinion that we are seeking an occasion to go to war with her ; that we covet her contiguous territory, and indulge in views still more extensive. "Although we know that this opinion is who! ly without foundation, and that the same is a shameful device which Spain makes use of to cover her injustice, in continuing to deny to us an adequate reparation for the multiplied inju ries she has done us ; still other do not know this fact ( and the opinion is on this account, not the lets influential in exciting jealousy, nor the less likely to lead certain power to interpose, first their mediation, and then their arms in a war brought on by our acknowledgement of the independence of the Spanish colonies; and then by the assistance, which our interference, may become the occasion of Spain! receiving, the difficulties of the colonies may be multiplied, the danger of their subjection encreased, and the period of their independence deferred. " So little are these views the result of timid conjecture, or of a visionary speculation, and therefore unworthy of the sober consideration of our statesmen, that they are derived from the only analogous case, with whose history we are well acquainted, the case of our own revolution, " We solicited France to recognize our inde pendence for a long time before she consented to do so. As soon, however, as she resolved on the step, instead of relying upon the innocence of the act, and ber right to avow it, she looked well in to the question, not only of what ought to be, but further, of what probably would be the conduct of England, when she should avow her ac acow - lodgement. Although she might have sent forth manifesto in justification of her conduct, de monstrating its innocence, and proving by cita lions from writers on the law of nations, that her recognition conld afford no just cause of offence to England ; still she well understood that it would be unwise and impolitic to rely on the ef ficacy of manifestoes, or to omit those measures of precaution, which in all probability would be, and which in fact proved to be, necessary. " When, therefore, the ambassador announced to the English government that France had acknowledged the independence of the United States, he added, " that being determined effi. caciously to protect the lawful commerce of her subjects, and to maintain the honor of her flag, France bad taken with the United States even tual measures for this purpose." there was dignity in this proceeding, and the event proved that there was equal wisdom. "Instead then of endeavouring to convince ourselves, and to persuade the public, that the acknowledgment of the independence of the Spanish Colonies, is a mere harmless and uncon sequential act, that we may lawfully do, and which ought not, and therefore will not give offence to others ; it behoves those who may be called on to examine this subject, to extend their enquiries a Utrfe further, to look into the influ ence of the passions on public measures, and to examine what, according to the course of human affairs, allowing to power, to pride, and to the mortification of disappointment, their natural influence, is likely to be the consequence of our acknowledgment of the independence of Die Spa. nish colonies. "If this be done, and it still be deemed both just and expedient to make such acknowledg ment, the president will forthwith enter into treaties of friendship and commerce with the new states, not to secure to the United States ex clusive commercial advantages, but to prevent such advantages being granted to others Whe ther he will also conclude with them treaties of alliance, having for their object the establishment of their indepeodence,and engaging mutual cooperation and succour, are questions of the highest political import, and the discussion of which will call for the most profound delibera lion He will furthermore give prompt and for mal notice to Spain, that he has acknowledged the icdependence of the new states ; that he has formed with them treaties of friendship and com. merce ; and that the United States being deter mined to protect the lawful commerce of their citizens, and to maintain the honor of their flag, have taken the neeessary measures for this pur pose. "Among these measures should be found the immediate re - eslabluhment of the internal tax including a land tax; the augmentation of the army ; and the equipment of our whole na val force. "He who believes, and endeavour to per saade the country that the United State can for. mally acknowledge the independence of the Spanish Colonies without adopting adequate measures of precaution, ought not to be regard ed as a sale and experienced counsellor. " If the United States resolve to acknowledge the independence of the Spanish Colonies be it so but let the nation be prepared manfully to maiotuo their ground when once taken and instead vf indulging in the hope that this can be effected by orations and manifettof, let them understand that it must be done by defiance and by arms. "That a general sympathy, and universal gcsJ. m iihcs in furor of the Saanish Colonies, la lie Jtrugle with jhir tjnnataral parent, do x - j 1st, and are chefUed throughout tho. United States, and this too with unexampled unanimity, no man who attend! to what is passing around him, will entertain a doubt and any measure which would promote their success, without 'V rolving tbo United Slate in great and complicated difficulties, would be universally approved. " But in the indulgence of these feelings, we most bo restrained by a paramount duty (be welfare and safely of oar own country,' are the objects of our first and higher care while the great interests and honor of the United States are violated, it fa to their vindication that the government should first attend; and no remote, or mere collateral policy, should direst, or with' draw it regards from this most urgent duty. " If the essential right and the sovereignty of the United Stales have been and continue to be violated by Spain ; if after long and patient no gotious, to obtain an adequate reparation of these in juries,, Spain not only persist in refusing satis faction, but from our forbearance, ha of late added iawlence to her refusal ; will the honor of the nation permit a further continuance of this disgraceful negotiation ? will not such contina anc sink as deeper in humiliation, Wl embol den Spain to rite still higher, if possible, in the tone of contempt and scorn ? " Rather than this let our minister in Spain be recalled, let all further negotiations both there and here be broken off let tho whole subject be brought before congress, and let them resolve to truckle to Spain, or to prepare to vindicate the national honor. "It is more than probable, that this course will have its proper effect on the Spanish coun cits those who know them best, will least doubt, a pacific and satisfactory result Should it prove otherwise, the interim will have been employed in those measures, which, after this proceeding, cannot be omitted and the war, will call for only a short exposition, to satisfy the world of its justice. " In inch a war, just and necessary, we can not presume that any other nation will interfere against us ; nor doubt, that by the vigour of our arms, and the favor of Heaven, it will be prose cuted to a speedy and honorable issue. " If Spain force us into this war, let South America remember that the enemy of her ene my, is more than half her friend." By a report to congress from the treasury de partment, it appears there were exported from the UnitiJ States, from the 1st day of October, 1816, tothe 30th day of September, 1817, of the growth and manufacture of the U. S. 17,751,376 dollars worth of flour, aud 23,1z7,614 dollars worth of cotton : making in these two items a. lone, 40,178,990 dollars. The whole value of i ports for the same year, including foreign ar ticles, amount to 67,671,569 dollars. Of this sum, 18,707,433 was exported from the port of New - York. Summary of the value of exports from each state. states. Domestic. Foreign. Total, New - Hampshire Vermont Massachusetts Rhode - bland Connecticut New - York New - Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware Maryland 170599 26825 197424 913201 913201 5908416 6019581 11927997 577911 372556 - 950467 574290 29849 ' 604139 13660733 5046700 18707433 5849 5849 6538003 3197589 8735592 38771 6083 5887884 3046046 44854 8933930 1768653 5621442 Dist. of Columbia 1689102 Virginia 5561333 North - Carolina 955211 South - Carolina 9944343 Georgia 8530831 Ohio 7749 Louisiana 8241254 Territorv of U. S. 108115 79556 60204 1369 956580 428270 10372613 259883 8790714 7749 783558 9024812 108115 Total 68313500,19358069 87671569 Extract of a letter from a member of congress, from this itate, to bis friend in New - York, dated " WASHIN'GTO - V, Feb. II, 1818. " Yesterday in session court, the cause of and Barker was argued the attorney general on the one side, and D. B. Ogden on the other they both did well. We felt a little state pride to hear Ogden acquit himself so well. It was understood to be Virginia against New - York, and Ogden bore off the palm for sound argument and vigorous intellect this was gratify. ing, especially as Champlin had been here, as selected, by gov. Tompkins from New - York, to argue a cause, in which the state was deeply in. terested. 41 We had been sneering! asked if this was a sample of the bar of New - York ; and it was presumed it was our ktst, because il was a state selection. " Yon ought to be here and see the exultation of Virginia ; their satisfaction when they can depress New - York : it is however creating a state pride in us, and I hope time will come soon, when every New - Yorker will follow the exam ple of Virginia and maintain state character on every feeling of rivalship at home." From tht.Valumal Intelligencer, Feb. 17. VetwporJer Reporti. We find it currently if ported in the newspapers, thnt Mr. Gallatin is a. (out to retire from the situation of our minister to France ; and as it is said in private conversation. that, with all his well - known economical habits. he baa, like every other minister whom we have snot abroad, found the salary of his office wholly inadequate to his support, the rumor of his in tended rttuni is possibly not without foundation. It is probable there is less foundation tor tne various rumoert, whatever plausibility the merits of Uie ettntle man named mav (rive ( them. respecting Mr. Gallatin's successor, who certainly dhs not been designated, even in thonght, before the intentiou d Mr. (i. to retire is ascertain ed. Ia addition to Uie list of visitors to our city, of a Dubiic character, eiven a lew aav ssro. we ran mention the names of Judge Van Ness, of N. York, Judjre Lucas of Missouri. Col. Lawrence. CoLJestuii, Col. Wool, tod Maj. M'Donald, of the army, and Captains Llliot and Nicholson, of tne navy. The Senate bavins yesterday receded from it amendment to the eeocral military appropria tion bill, it now requires only the signature of the president, to become a law. The Qoestion respecting the establishment of a uniform system of bankruptcy is under debate in the bouse of representatives. If the debate be not too far extended, we shall publish it at large. We hope, however, it will escape the fate of se veral other profJoeUioe originated in the tame house d urine the present eeation. The commer cial part pf oor people imrlen is passage and we bat yet to learn wbtthf r, and wtrjr Hi vej - ! tion is demanded by any other great interest of. iI.a of.Mi.trw alia wu us1 j In the botrte of delegate of Virginia, the proposition to tax the branches Of the Book of o United State m tool slate, ess reewveu minded negative, by a vote of 127 to 24. i , i. "COKGRESS. , l CfMTP Pthrnirt IS. Hr."SanfofJ presented Uie memorial of the New - York Irish Emhrrant Association, prajm - that a portion of unsold land (in tho Illinois ter - ritnrvl mav be eranted to trustees, on an ex tended term ofcceiUUrfof the purpose of being settled by emigrant! from Ireland. Mr. Lacock presented the petition of sundry An mod traders and mMter - Uilors, of Philadel phia, representing certain grievance and evil nni!r which their business labors, from various causes, from which they pray relief; and also that additional duties may be imposed on imported ready made clothes, and mean de vised to prtvt the illegal inirouuciioo inereoi. A message, having been received from the bouse pf representatives, announcing their determination to adhere to their disagreement to the senate's amendment to the military appro - Driation bill - Mr. Campbell moved that the senate recede . .. r i . iron said anieoamem : wmcn muuuu w ucuu - d in the affirmative. So this amendment was accordingly withdrawn, and the secretary ordered to inform the bouse of representatives thereol. The senate postponed several subjects the or ders for this day i and then proceeded to the consideration of the Kill providing lor ui Surviving Revolutionary Soldiers. The question under consideration, was a mo tion made soma days aro, by mr. King, tor. commit the bill, with instructions to the commit tee so to amend it, a to confine its provisions to a rrant of hall pay for life to men ot tne surviv ins officer f alone") of the revolutionary army as served tor three years or to tne enu oi me war, including those entitled to half pay for life by any resolve of oonsrese. the half pay to be ascertain - ed according to rank by which the accounts of tne officers were finally sctuea. The debate was resumed on this subject, ana continued to a late hour ; in the course of which Mr. King withdrew his motion to recommit the bill. The question then recurred on the amendment reported to the bill by the military committee, (to confine its application to those who served to the end of tho war) ; wbon A motion was made by Mr. uoidsborougn, and agreed to, to amend the amendment, by inserting the words "or those who served years." mr. Unttenden moved to strike out the words " on continental establishment," so at to include the militia who served the requisite period ; which motion was pending when the senate ad journed. The gentlemen who took part in tho discus sion this day, were Messrs. Goldsborough, La - cock, Tichenor, Otis, Morrill, Eppes, Critten den, Daggett, Burrill, Macon and Smith. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Monday, Feb. 16. On motion of Mr. Dloorofield, the committee on foreign relations were instructed to enquire into the expediency of establishing; the residence of a Consul at Mogadore, in the Empire of Morocco. " f Mr. B. assiirned as a reason for this motion the advantage which would result from a consulate there, te. and particularly from the opportunity it would afford of redeeming from captivity our ship - wrecked mariner and other citizens, who might be unfortunate enough to fall into the hand of the Arabs, &c. Mr. Tarr ott ered for consideration a motion to the follominir effect : ' That the committee on military attain be instructed to enquire into the expediency of granting a tract of an hundred and sixty acres of land to each surviving; soldier oi the late re volutionary army, who enlisted for three years, and faithfully served out the term of their en I utt ment.1 Mr. & said that the class referred to was a very meritorious description of men, who had never been provided for heretofore, but who, he thought, ought now to be provided for in the manner which he proposed. The motion .vas agreed to, but not without a considerable number of negative votes. BANKRUPT LAW. The house then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Bloomficld in the chair, on the bill to establish a uniform Bank nipt Law, Mr. Hopkinson rose, and in an elaborate f peech, the delivery of which occupied from 1 until near 4 o'clock, spoke in support of the measure; when The committee rose, and reported progress ; and The House adjourned. From the Albany Daily Advertiser of Tuesday. Yesterday, in the House of Assembly, after the ordinary business of presenting petitions and receiving the reports of Committees was transacted, Mr. Pierson, of New - York, moved a reconsideration of the vote of the House on gator - day, rejecting the bill from the Senate, making an appropriation for the repair! of the Court Room in the Capita!. A debate arose upon this motion which lasted about 2 hour. The motion fioally prevailed. LEGISLATURE OF NEW - YORK. HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. Saturday. Feb. 14. The petition of Lieiitia Franklin and others, manager of a certain school, in the town oi Flushing, Queens county, praying for a portion of the school fund, was read and referred to the committee on colleges, acrdennes. tic Mr. Sargennt gave notice that he would on some future day, ask leave to bring in a bill to be entitled " an act to tax Bank Stock." Mr. Oakley proposed a rosolution. direct in the clerks, (should: the Senate agree) of the two two Houses, to procure the printing for the two nouses oi uie Legislature to Dedoae by contract. Laid on the table. The bill to amend the Insolvent Law, and the hill for ameodins an act oppointine commission. ers to lay out the road therein mentioned, within the counties of Oneida and Jefferson, were seve - rany reaa a imra ume ana passeu. NEWPORT, Feb. 14 Extreme eold weather. - Tuesday last was the coldest day we have experienced the present winter. No vessels have been able to enter or depart from the port for several days past. The anchorage at the north end of our harbor is free from ice The bng Mary, I lowland. from the Coast of Patagonia, sailed yesterday for new - Bcdiora St. Stkphiks, (Auiswa.) Jan. 17. The General Court for the Alabama Territory held it session bst week in this place. No public business of an important nature came before it. The Grand Jury for the Alabama Territory found a bill of indictment ajrainst James Iloan for attempting to organize an expedition against Pensacola, and for accepting and exercising a commission under the revo lution uli of South A met ic. Gosh sw, Feb. If. Tal ;t care of your fire. On Sunday eveninr. the 8th inst a barn, belonirinir to David Ma pes. of Monroe, was accidentally destroyed by fire. together witn an its contents, consisting of nay, grain, horses, waggon, c Sic. We understand that Mr.Mapes had been busy in the evening, with a pan of coals, about a sick horse, in the stable, attached to the barn ; and although he had seemingly taken every necessary precaution against fire some time after he returnej to the house he discovered the barn jo flames. , JlntAtr raWam.About A " labouring man, in the employ of Mr. George Gala ay, of Monroe, choaked bimelf to death, I .tT Ml A& A in auempunjr u twsmow a pi ceo hi dinner. He wa laid to be a very greeay eater, and war amiewhat - intoxicitcd al the time. " '.'' . , V. ' - mirtoi, (Co?.JPebijl7 : Dangerovt counterfeit Bill A .few dy since a man by tbo Tiame of Robertson, ul Adj be from Barre, Mi. applied at V T ond'' changc - Office, in thii citv, to exchange $2000 in bills of the Gloucester Bank. " The bill offered were of Ihe denomination of 50 and $20. Mi - Pond bt - lievinir them to be counterfeit, carried them to theBank'in thi erty.and al though ome of the gentlemen thought mem eenuine, (so skilfully and perfectly were they executed) yet it was thought proper to secure the man until the fact could be known He was accordingly taken into custody by legal process. Two of the bill were immediately forwarded to Messrs. Gilbert ti Dean, of Bos - ton. who. after carefullv eiamininir them themselves, and shewing them to several of the Broker and clerks of the banks in tue town, they could not determine whether they were counterfeit or not the prevailing opinion was that they were. They therefore sent them to the cashier of the bank, who immedi ately returned them crossed a counterfeit They ia;e that the bills are so well executed, they are conscious they would pas among 910th of the people without suspicion. The genuine Bills has G. B. in a water mark, Washington, Feb. 14. Treasury Dtpartmenl, IGlh January, 1818. Sin I have the honor to transmit a siatement of ihe exports of the U. States, during the year ending tne ann sepiemuer, ion, ainouuung iu lite, on articles Of domestic produce or manufacture, to - - - - - 68.313,500 Of foreign produce or manufacture, to 1 9r55U,Ob9 537,671 56'J Which articles appear to have been exported to the following countries, vis. Domestie. Foreign. To the northern countries of Europe, 3,828.563 2,790,408 To the dominions of the Netherlands 3,397,775 2,387,543 Ditto of Great Britain 41 ,481, 168 2,(07,074 Ditto of France 9.717,423 3,717,395 Ditto of Spain 4,530,1 3,8'J;1,7UU Ditto of Portugal 1,601,239 333,58G AU other, 3,907,178 5,1'JU,S83 168,313,500 19,357,969 I have the honor to be, very respectfully, bir your most obedient servant, - WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD. The Hon. the Speaker of the House of Representatives. R. shall be attended to to - morrow. MARRIED, Last evening, at Jamaica, (L. I.) bv the Rev. Mr. Weed, Mr. Henry Mills, to Miss Sarah Smith. DIED, At Albany, on Sunday eveoine, after a Ions ai'd gainful illness, George B. Spencer, of the firm of (afford. Spencer ti Co. in the thirty - sixth year of his ace. Oo 1 hursdar last, Mr. Charles Vandtrvort. a - ged C4 yean. At Cusco, (Island of Cuba) on the 5th Oct. post captain Samuel N'ewhall, formerly of this city. ErEMXQ POST MARLVE LIST. CLEARED, Brig rrotection, Terry, Tappahanoock 1 licks, Jenkins il lo. - Schr Sea - Lion, Butler, Richmond Ann & Rebecca, Armstrong, Tappabannock Sloop Musidora, Griffin, Fredericksburg MO A RRIFALS THIS FOREMOST. The ship Washington was up as far as the narrows last evening, but' the wind and tide coming ahead was obliged to put back and an chor in the bay. Her passengers came up thia morning in a ferry - boat. The ship Thomas Wilson, and sch. Nassau that were ashore below, both floated ofT last night with the high tide, having sustained little injury. The following vessels sailed this morning Ships Corsair, fur Charleston Favorite, for Bordeaux Draper, for Liverpool : Goelet, for TencrifTe j Drummond, j brigs Joseph, N. Orleans ; Canada, Havre ; scbr. Lady Tomp kins, Richmond; Telegraph, Curracoa; Jas. Monroe, Norfolk. SIGNALS. 2 ships, 1 brig and 2 schrs. There is an eastern built schooner ashore on the flats above Bobbins' reef inward bound, name unknown. ARRIVED LAST F.VEX1XG. . Ship Albion, Cox, from Liverpool, and 35 day from the land, with coal, crates, and some dry goods, to J A Willmk & Co. II Vos, J Stubs, G Uummcr & Co. T Tarns, J Homer, B Marshall, and S Strong & Son. Jan 3, laU 41 SO, long 59, spoke ship Atlantic, for Liver pool. Has been blown off the coast four times The steam - boat Nautilus, capt. De Forest, towed the ship Albion, ot 500 tons, from Gravesend Bay to the city in about 3 hours, against the tide. Brig Lovely Lydia, Hodgdon, 28 days from the City of St Domingo, and 28 hours from Lewistown, (Del.) with ligmimviuc, tic. to woouonage uajin, of Philadelphia, where the briir was bound. Two dav out. was hoarded by a patriot privateer, and treated politely. The Lovely Lvdia put in here for a harbour, being short of provisions, and nearly all the hands frostbitten. Left, Jan. 22th, brig Ann, Stone, of Ne wburyport, for the coast in 5 davs . sch Perseverance, do do in 15 j sloop Warren, mason, ot KenneDunk, for do in 3 days. Sch Maria, Latbam. 9 davs from Charleston. with rice, to Jones & Meerath. J B Durand. II Jacobs, and Calder, MXea !c Co. Passengers, Mr. A Frailer, and Mr. R M White of N Jer sey. From the 7th to the 8th inst - in lat. 40, long 75, experienced a continual gale from N. itc wu luaucu uie lore ricrtrinir is to carry it away, &c. Capt. L. returns his thunks . OO" O to the passengers for their able assistance du. ring the passage. Sch Cyane, Edlund. 10 davs from Richmond. and 4 from the Roads, with tobacco, flour and whiskey, to Robertson & Kelso, Walsh k. Gal - higher, T. Irvin, C. Dubois, Dakings t Boot - wright,C It Duffle, Strong & Havens, Smith, Blaiw.hard & Co. and Wm. II lmley. Met going into the Roads, the ship Constitution, or Norfolk, and sch Mary, of Charleston. Sch. Elixa, Wood, 10 days fi - om Georre - town, SC with cotton and rice, to E Burrill ti W Cahnone, and G Gibbs. SAVANNAH, eh. 9 Arrived brig Trajan, Neil, 14 davs from New - York. Brig Sally, Stow, 25 day from Philadelphia, The Sally has experienced very boisterous weather on the coast and m t,rr nm... ofl when in sight of Tybee, the last time i ir south si , St. Mary's. A square rigged B(j hermaphrodite brig were astern of the Sailv n - - f . Below, brir Polander. Ri.hAn!tfji - rm it. vaaa; brig Cicero, from Boston; tchr Laura. Moore, 21 days from New - York. "' " Cleared, brig Tybee, Cobb, Havre tht Cvs William Hem?. West? An,.S.A, - Z . JH Winslow, Liverpool; Rockirurham', vf.dhtms. alaouth ; PrcJeucr, rdU, N forli .igi Aa Brown, Barbados j Levant,' Wood, New - York ; scbr M. in, t amrmm, do. CHARLESTON, Feb. II. Arrived, British brig Jane, Roger, 60 days from Greenock. Dec 26, fat 34, 15, long 19, S5, was chased by a Mex icaa privateer schooner, who came p with ut, and took some article, for wnich they paid they behaved very politely. British ship Tiger, Uiggin.23 days from Bar. badnes. "ltchWp Susannah, Boston, 62 days from 'Antwerp.. :i u ! chip Dragon, Bacon, 68 days from Antwerp.'' Suited in company .with 'the brig Commodore Holt, WaPis, for Havana. Left at Antwerp, the shin Freedom, Blunt, of Portsmouth for Havre do Grace, in two or three dajs, in ballast; also, tho brig Sarah - Ann, Banks, of Portsmouth, for Charleston, in 5 days, in ballast. - . . Brig Hector, .bheldon, 18 day from Providence ft I. . . Sloop Elixa, Loycock, 1 day from Savannah. Ten miles from Tv bee, spoke the schooner Ltu. ra. 13 days from New - York, for Savannah had experienced bad weather, and had thrown part of her cargo overboard. Sloop Cynthia, BurrOws, 30 days from St. J. go de Cuba. ..... - . Cleared, thin Independence, Wood, Bremea : John Little Buchanan, Kingston ; brig Mary, Seaman, Cndis. ' NEWPORT, Feb. 14. - Cleared, brig Ste. phen, Smith, East - Indies; sloop Halcyon, Wal - den,NYork. . Arrived at this port on Saturday last, brig Mary, Howland, 82 days from the coast of Patagonia, bound to N Bedford, with 1300 hbls. tea. elephant oil. Left no American vessels on tht coast. Sailed in co. with brig William - Thirb - er, Tucker, for N Bedford, and parted co. 6 dijt after sailing. On Sunday, brig Hiram, Shearman, of this port, from the coast of Africa, via St. Eustatia, 23 days, with gold dust, ivory, Ac. Left no American vessels at Elmina. . Vessels left at 8.U Eustatia not later than before reported. Same day, sloop Fulton, Perry, 30 days from Fredericksburg, with flour, bound to NYork. NORFOLK, Fob. 13. Arrived, British brig Elmina, Stockman, Antigua, 20 days lost her fore - topmast in a gale on the 25th ult. off St. Kilts. British brig Woodland Castle, Roe, Barba - does, 26 days. Sloop constitution, Lefbrge, Fredericksburg, 5 days, bound to New - York. Came np from Booth's Bluff Shoals, where she was ashore from Monday until Tuesday night at 12 o'clock, packet tchr. Walton Gray, Sea. bnry, 5 days from Charleston, sustained no na. terial damage. Put into Hampton Roads yesterday morning for a pilot, schr Palestine, Boyintoo, 7 days frees New - York. The captain, who has had aioch experience at sea, declares that he never encountered such weather on our coast before. His vessel was, for several days, enveloped in ice. ' . We learn from a rilot who attempted to go up to City Point on Tuesday, that he was unable to proceed higher up than Day! point, Uie River being frozen entirely across at that place and on Wednesday, a vessel could not get higher up than Hog Island. f THEATRE. For the Benefit of Mr. WOODIIULL. . On Friday evening, February 20, will be pre sented (lor tne mm nme mere o jearsj uie in - sedvof MAHOMET. Zaphna, Mr. Woodhull raimira. nirs. oarers To which will be added, the Musical Farce f THE AGREEABLE SURPRISE. On Saturday the tragedy of Venice Preserved. On Monday ("the Anniversary of the birtb - dsv of Washington) will be presented the tragedy of r .... . O n. ,u Ai; - . r l UUHBTUIttO,VI ure UH1V1.IVI Villi KUUIlllJ, . r. .i t - .i. I l:. Alter, iiib r nuicrauiu uii v - miaren. American Soctety for tfie auouragement Domestic Manufactures. n - 9 Ths iwrnlar nuartar - vaarlv ma!inr of said society, will be held at Tarn many - Hall, on Wednesday evening next, the 25th instant, at 7 o'clock. The members are requested to be punctual in their attendance. P. H. SCHENCK, "n" Feb 19 61 NOTICE. frr - All persons bavins demands aeainst the estate of David Harrison, deceased, are requested to present the same, duly authenticated, to WILLIAM Bt I ff t - L,L. administrator, ixo. sz St. James - street And also, all persons indebted to the estate aforesaid are requested to make immediate payment of the same. Dated Feb. 19, 1818. WILLIAM BETH ELL, feb 19 Iw Administrator. STREET MANURE. ffy Sealed nroDosats will he received at the Comptroller's Office, City Hall, till Monday, 2d Marco next, at x o'clock, lor the street mauarc, in conformity withth Law of the corporation, dividing the city into two districts. The proposals will mention each district separately, either tor one year, or two yean Irom the 1st oi piarcn tothe 1st of January. Also, scaled proposals will be received at a - bove mentioned, for the manure of the city. The street to be swept and cleaned by the contractors; Each district to be divided into three division; to be swept and Ihe dirt removed one day in every week, from the 1st of March to the 1st of J salary. Particular information may he had at tht Comptroller1 Office. feb 19tMt DOCKS c SLIPS. Sealed proposals will be received at the Comptroller's Office, City Hall, till Monday the 9lh of March, at 3 o'clock, for renting the public Docks and Slips for one year from the 1st May next, agreeably to the new rates of wharfage established by the Common Council on the 16th inst. the particulars of which may be seen at the Comptroller's Office. feb 19 GOOD LUCK. fTP Ticket No. 978? cam up this morning the first drawn number in the Medical Scurare Lottery, and entitled to a prise of J 1000 The fortunate urn ber remained unsold at ALLEN'S truly lucky office, No. 122 Broadway. It is a fact that this ticket was one ol a lew which were offered for sale this morning five minutes before the prize was drawn for the trifling sum of fix, . and refuted. Messrs. Allen's advise ad rent or - ers, who wish a chance forth 10,000, also tw . of 1000, several of 500, 200, 100, 50, kc; which are floating, and the stationary prire of $3000 which will be drawn next Tuesday, to appiy soon, as they have less than 60 undrawn UcKtl't among which, very probably, are these rich prizes. Feb 19 OllCE. ... ALL persons indebted to the estate of Mr. . GEORGE CLEMEN, deceased, (! hV.F Vn 99 VVh;..rf1 ronnptted tO make immediate payment ; and those having demands against said estate will please to pre1 them, duly authenticated, to Mr.DAN'IEL E - LEY, atliis porter house, 307 Broadway. Ill All 1 feb 19 2w - For SaU, Freight or Charter, . .. . ... .k If!) A new pilot uooi scnonaer, iiasitons burthen, built in the best manner, w good materials, and copper fastened, a very fa" sailing vessel, ar.d may be sent to ea with om expeace. Jpply o. boa rd at BariirrfjP. h 19 86 South - street toil AJISTLRUAM, iri. ..: II I D I'. I n PT. caD - im uauntu uiig mij.x" - - , - i?lain Fork, has considerable part of c irgu enfuseo, nau wui oe uwp'a dcly. for freight or passage, apply ii. iu:, So. 74Wasliirtroo - treft.; oft J. C. ZlMME&y an fb 19 tf ffo. 7 Washiest - .street.

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