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nlw - york Mrzmxa POST, SATURDAY, MARCH 7. . Boston Cea" Mr. RusmII, ditc of th Boston Cotioel, hat replied to an article that lately appeared m this paper respecting th an tbortfaip of lb particular numbers of The Fede ralist, ia which it was imputed to him that he had discovered a disrespect for th memory of Bamiltoo, by publicly declaring that mora cre dit nidn to tho docnmaat said to b furnished by Madison, than to ooa respecting tho mat subject, left by the former Just before hi death, ad of which Mr. Rustall bad not before taken ,. thoUaat aotke. - Tothia imputation th editor of the Centime) make the following aniwer '' It i due to candor and truth to aar at ael - . Unf out however chargeable we may be with ; luaiteatioa for it that w aiwpprcbeuded the , document publtahed. by Mr. Gideon. At we .rood tho part ofhia not which ay 44 Mr, , Madison has been aa kind as to lend ms his copy of a, The Federalist,' with th name of the author of each numbtr prefixed tn At own hand - Wiling we did anderttand that Mr. M. had . furnished a copy iu which the authorship of each ' Bomber waa attested by the hand - writing of the ' author and it waa not nntil seeing the remark of the Eoentng Post, and a re - perusal or the let . tar. that we wereconrmcedof them'utake. Our lint imprestioa waa, that the aaatamenta previ - . Mtly made were errora of ftHfrecollectioo i and that now Mr. Gideon baa avaued bimsell of i document which established the fact of the indi , vidua! authorahlp of th number. Under this impression we made the itatement we did and , the hleoce or tho Evening Jfost oo the document , ta question for aeveral daya after it muit have - been received in New York, made oi consider ' it aa defLnitiv. Th document we find to be ' less authentic than we then coneidered it and it value mutt depend oo the opinion entertained of Mr. M'f power of recollection s a we will not believe that he bad any intention to rob Mr, . H. of hi well - earned Utarary honor. Th two documents, though at variance with each other. ought to ttand on tho earn elevation, until one or the other ia remove by contradictory or con tfrmatoryract." ' We should have been perfectly mlMed with tho eiplanation given, by Mr. Russell, bad he ' contented kunaelf to reat there I but when he , now aaji that " tho two documenti mutt ttand et tho torn elevation until one or th other it removed by contradictory or confirmatory fact," wo cannot aeo the marks of that candor or dis em meet which have usually characterised him, What ia meant by rtmeving the documenti, I do not precitely know ; but when be tayi that wore collateral fact" muit be taken ioto eoosideratioo before we can decide upon the question in dit - pute, I most ask b'tn ifh ha already forgot that thiihai been done f Haa it not been thewn that th friend of Mr. Maditon have advocated hit rlainu to a large thare of the paper at three different timet, and that every time their claims varied from one another i Did they not in the first list claim a paper of Mr. Jay's and for a long .time repeatedly persist in denying that Mr. Jay wrote it, until a circumstance transpired that convinced them it was unsafe to persist any longer? Did they not claim three particular number a written solely by Mr. Maditon, and at laat, have they not inadvertently admitted that Hamilton wrote part of (bote very number ? 1 may safely appeal to every one who was acquainted with the composition of this lamented statesman, If he ever touched a subject without entering into and discussing it merits nan ten git fiwd nan ornoril Copioumess was a charac - terittittic of hit style, and it was not in hi nature to treat any topic superficially. When, there - lore, ho stated that the three number were written jointly by Mr. Malisoo and himself, and when It w admitted that he did commit bis thoughts to writing, and communicate them to Mr. Maditon, none whoever knew him will entertain a doubt that the itatement it correct. As to what Mr. Russell aays of the lapse of years since these paper were written bring to groat that each might forget "the oulfiuringi of his own pen," hatha also forgot that th key left by Hamilton afreet precitely with one furnished by Mr. Royal Flint, sooa after tb numbers appear td, a gentle man and political writer of the time, and in habits of intimacy with all the parties? Let me then atk, whether these fact are not both "contradictory" of the claim set p on one sidet and confirmatory" of those on the other.' Cut, laying aside this circumstantial evidence, and supposing, at i. certainly the fact, whatever the cant of candor may affect to believe and to say, that the two claims are irreconcileably too tradictory, how can we avoid making it a ques tion depending upoo personal character I Was it not in such case allowed me to tpeak of the elevated mind of the one whose sacred re gard for truth was never under any circomttan - cet known to waver, and to avail myself of the fact that pretcoUd itself to thaw the lest steady regard lor moral rectitude jn the mind of the o - ! ther, which led him into a daring and wilful violation of veracity, in a matter of public moment, and to serve a torn .' - The man who ha been guilty of on uch enormity, cannot charge the world with injustice, if it suspects he will want firmness under temptation, to avoid committing another. Mr. Russell, however, has a salro at hand, a mode of testing veracity, eotircly bis own ; he seems to think that by giving gentle epithets to criminal actions, he can alter their ria'.uie. He says, that he baa " entire confi dence in th elevated integrity and veracity of Mr. Hamilton," bat he " will not admit that the iiplomatk aberration of Mr. Madison respecting the Berlin and Milan decreet, is fair ground for a cooclstion that he would falsify hit convictions o the sobcct m controversy, and commit a robbery en the i ropei ly of the deaJ And to h conclude that two document - the one prodoc. ed by a man of acknowedred integrity and veracity," another, by one guilty of "diplomatic a - btTralion," ought M to stand oo the tame eleva tion." Aberration, from what? Ti,. , - 4...:t. r . .: , . ""a1" ooerraiion J,tm truth. And do you, sir, hold this to te so vei al ao effener, that a man may be guUty of it wKiout derogation from hu moral character ? Or do you maintain ibai official turpitude it compatible with private integrity ? Such dit - linr - i'usaaa ff k.r a - 1 t I a T. . TV, . 'on ernav.ixpect - ed to find klh school of .fhiiniK - v u vj & ,u'. it u JturtdvM. than iafhasAoral cod of a CitisCVOfi New - England. ' I must roofest that I am unable to xprs myi surprise that aa inhabitant of th town of Boa - ton, which waa emphatically declared by th la mented Hamilton to both ''Head quarters of somd principles," should vol outer in behalf of Mr. Maditon, on a question depending on perso nal character, and maintain that h - ought to "stand on th earn elevation" a Hamilton be could to far Ibrget what was due to hi high of. See, when president, a to descend to the in finite meannet of hiring a calumniator to slander hi political adversaries s of paying a notorious vil lain and vagabond out of th national purse of giving him fifty thousand dollaii of th public money, taken out of the treasury, without any law to authorize it, basely to traduce the most respectable part of th community in th tame town of Boston by charging them with the crime of high treason, and then aasisting him to leave th country in precipitation and disguise. Is the man who ha been guilty of all thit, to be placed on the same elevation with Alexander Hamilton One word more, before I close a'cootroversy with one I have long teen accustomed to esteem, both individually and professionally. Mr. Russell take occasion to ray, that if, in my doting remark; about " courting the rising sun," I mean to insinuate he would "sacrifice truth to polity, h hold th insinuation in con tempt." I do not. Surely he must perceive the difference between voluntarily mii - stating fact, of which we do not believe him capable, and drawing an erroneous conclusion, which it mere operation of Ihe.mind, liable to be warp ed by extraneous considerations, oven udcon, sciously. And, he must forgive me, if I think I see evidence of thit disposition in the very article now before me. Theatrical.Slr. Philippe last evening made hi second appearance, and I need not say, was a second time loudly greeted by crowded boxes. Hit personation of Lord Aim worth, nu in some respect even better than when we taw it be fore. Of hi tongs, the effective bib) were Etc - Urn's Bower and Robin Adair; in the latter of which he excelled himself. Those who are al ready tolerable proficient in music, have now an opportunity to improve their last and man ner by the observance of uch a model a it it not to b expected will ever be teen on our board again. Mr. FbUipp bat already created a mu sical crain thit country. W copy the following from a neat little pa per, printed in the village of Worcester, (Mi.) that the member of our corporation may tee bow their iwmuh acts are spoken of in a neigh boring state. " It would tell veil in the detenntion rJ V.w. York, the largest city in the United State, that. by permission of the city authorities, swine go at large in the streets. A nuisance which almost every village lakes measure to prevent, it there tolerated by law. It would, however, be unfair not to state that it hat been the constant effort of uecenl people in Ihe city to thut up the hogs Not many mouths since, they tucceeded in obtaining an ordinance of the city council, forbidding twine' going at large after the first of J a - noary last. Thit ordinance, however, after a few days operation, waa repealed ! The editor of the Evening Pott now purpose to put the question of hogs or no haps, ta a fni - :i mi tne uat - vfactfoa orrity officers, " by designating the ticket for alderman and assistant;, that contains the names oi such as are in favour of the hogs at The Hog Ticket, aud those who vote for a The Swiniih Multitude." To the Editor of tho Evening Foil. 5t Last evenine I happened to lake un vour valuable paper, wheu the essay of R. in favor ofimpritoomcut for debt, attracted my attention, aid i must contest, excited mv tururue. The author undertake to prove that our lawt do not permit a creditor to puniih a debtor, and then be asserts, that ifsouie provisions should be made lor giving the imprisoned debtor wmnthiag to eat, our law would be perfect t He also makes some sarcastic remarks on Mr. Coldeu and cov entor Clinton, for tbeir unpardonable audacity in p. - oposing Hn amelioration of our debtor's law and he highly approves of the caution of the seuate in framing an answer to the governor's speech, passing in silence over that paragraph reiaunr to me " mocking inhumanity" of our law again't debtors, i The author, whoever he may be, after having made those assertions, and openly avowed those principles, thews his good sene by concealing hit real name under the noted letter R.t and I pledge myself, if he will declare that he is sincere in hit principles and assertions, at established in his essays, that Doctor Mason would say he is sorry a a christian and the judges of the supreme court of our state would declare, on a lair hearing, that he is sorry as a lawyer. Doe not our law permit a creditor to punish a debtor ? What it the meaning of that terrible and common threat used by a creditor against his debtor "he is a dam d Jrnnre, and I'll keep him in jail to punish him ."' he has been guilty 1 jraua, ana ne snail tie tn jau 'til He rots ."' is not this punishment ! And who is most severely punished, the debtor confined without food, or uie criminal iu the state prison with a comfort able tupply of the first necessaries oflife .' Which i the most dreadful to the philanthropist the regulated settled punishment agreed on by the legislature of a free people s or the secret, awful, undefined punishment of a vindictive and malignant creditor, responsible only to that God whore law he despises i Fcr it is a solemn truth that no christian can hold hit fellow being in jail for a debt which that fellow being caiiuot j ay And every christian who doe so, tint against the law, or else the New Testament it a lie. Of all the instances of the triumph of prejudue over piety, I know of none so elarin?, and vet so intangible at that of the blind and apalling prejudice which permits one man, after having thrust bit fellow being into jail to starve, to kneel at a christian, and ask God "to forgive tu our detita at ue lorgiva eur debtors." And it Mr, R. it a christian and a believer in Christianity, put him the question, and I put it home to his conscience, is not the adrorate for such power as wicked in the eye of God aye, more wicked, than the man who uses tlf He who merely use that, power commits a single sin, but be who pleads for it, is accessary to all the horrible crimes lo winch it leads. But, Mr. R. will reply, no honest debtor ever impnwned. I hit anwer is common : i cam immediate ine worm rei unuer us oenei, ani i" irwu ine tongue an'i fail on mo ear oi I the mai - nStv of mn. .. .. . .U1. a. I'" m,v - t hartnles tjid in - ioc - nt rema - k. But how d. ceitiul U th running with which it is frvme 1, and how drcudlul and fatal to the debtor is th rrc - l - rtity With which it it received The rf - ofor eVnir it. Ho matter, he it not be - ierd ; he aUs tor a triid before a jury ; he cannot hare it. a a.Vifcir trial. nlM.l. int.tIinnUe fJ 7 j J, 7 i..r?" .Lureu. .,fie uA4vriurv uie recorder or any judge. On law w HI ot gv? him ibis right, ualoa two - is;nt of hia creditor consent. - Her wen we ha tha fad a debtor la imDrisooed. not be came ha owe a debt which he can not pay, (" what man that value t own aonl wul imprison another for mitfortun) bat becaate n s not hanut. He it Uierelor yuaiMM tor auooaeavj, without beinc pretested, indicted, tried, or sen tenced. And thit all happen every day under th no and eye of all our magutraui, wno are anlamnle aworn to snPDon inti coosmniwu which declare that ao man abaU be deprived of hi liberty, but by prtienlmen, indittment, trial, And now I chaueoge not only - r. K, But tne whole community, to disprove thit my last decla ration" The debtor it punwaett Dy in ereauor with a cruel, barbarous punishment, shocking to humanity, contrary to our established religion, and contrary to the spirit and th letter of our constitution. Ana I turuitr ateen, inaiuwre now in our debtor's lail a prisoner who hat been kept ther three year and four months, who hat for two years past been fee. vy in Humane society, who, I believe, it an honest man, and whose creditor. 1 believe, ia a villain l and believe the capias it fin every city in the) union where it it allowed - ! freooentlv used br swindler to oppress men out of their money by depriving them of their personal liberty." And 1 promise in my next number to give instaneea of that last of op pression. February 26,1818. Extract of a letter, dated HARTFORD, March 4 " The great bridge acroe Connecticut Ri rer remain in about the lame (late it was last evening, and the danger from ice it over. It i hardly possible to give yon particular of the damage done, oo account of the height of the water , the meadow and bridg causeway are completely overflowed. Th bridge over the Connecticut River at Springfield it gone. It floated down past here last evening. Enfield bridge it safe." From the Albany Daily Advertiser, March 4. Tremendous flood. Iu consequence of the thaw which commenced oo r nuay, followed by a hea, vy rain on Saturday night and the whole f 8un day, the Hudson river rose to an uncemmon height : And yesterday morning at 8 o clock, the ice began to move In the river opposite thit city. Two or three small buildings on the dock near the upper part of the city, were twepl away. I be ice, however, (topped moiing in about twenty minulet At about two o'clock in the aflernoou, luring which time the water had been cootioualy and rapidly ruing, the ice again started and was hurried down the stream with tremendous force and rapidity. At four o'clock, the water had risen in the lower parti of the town to an alarming neighl. i be lower parti ol ratroon, Colum bia, Steuben, State, Hudson, Hamilton, and Ly diut - ttreets, and Maiden - lane, were deluged for several rods. Quay and Dock - atreeta were im passable, even with boats, in consequence of the ice, and for filty rode in 8outh Market - street, th water wat several leet deep, and m many place the current excessively rapid. During a considerable period, th scene was terrible almost beyond description. But few boat could be obtained to render assistance ; th cellar and lower stories of house ware fill ed with water, and female were teen in various directions, looking with trembling anxiety from the window, and crying for luceour. We have not heard that any live were lost. although a considerable number of wood build - in? have been crushed to niece, and tome of them hurried with irresistible force, down the impetuou torrent. About one third of Mr. Gibbon' market, at the upper part of the town, was swept away. An extensive lumber yard in the Colonic was gTeatly injured, and a number of buildinm at that place, occupied by stonecutter and blacksmiths, were entire - ingrngTo aVfrKinnikul, containing 150 bar rels prime beef, for the nary all of which was lost. Wt have not had time to learn particular of the extent of the damages, or the amount of the loste sustained ; but they must be very great It has been impossible to have any communication with Greenbush (opposite this city,) but we perceived that several buildings were either crushed to pieces, or greatly inju red. (Jne very large store in particular, we observed was moved from its tcite, and turned completely round The ice is piled like mountains upon our dock. At Schenectady, we learn that considerable damage was sustained, in consequence of the rise of the Mohawk. 1 here has been a rumor that the iplemlid bridge at that place was dus - troyed, but this report we believe it without toundation. A large two - story house, aituate - ed near the river, we learn was burnt, in con sequence or the water commumcatinir to a auantilv of untlacked lime in the lower ttorv We have heard of no damafre iiihmi the Hud son, above this city, although many plank and boards were diicoverrd in the ice, and we ob - terved a small building near the middle of the river, floating down the current. The ice stopped at tix o'clock i but when this paper went to press, the water continued rising. During: the contusion and alarm which fre quently prevail on these occasions, a singular instance of preservation occurred. In one oil the house in which the water was rushing in powerful torrents, a woman anxious fur her safety, effected her escape after several at temps, the had hardly reached a place of safety, when the recollected that lur infant had been left slumbering in the cradle, in the room from which she had just escaped : terri fied and almost distracted, the distressed and anxious mother retured with the view of res cuing the child s the water had filled the room, and the cradle floating on a cuke of ice, found its way down the current to a place of safety , and w here H nestling curious, there the infant lay Minlinrt. The sudden dissolution of a body of ice so extensive; the swelling ol the river; and rush ing of the impetuous torrents ; presented to gether a picture awfully grandand impressive, though a. Mom so threatening and destructive in .is aspect. No mail was received last evening from N York, as the river was impassable. Extract of a letter from Hartford. (Con.) dated n ft, i jm a. aa t ...... ' xi mnrcn, i sr. m.j iuio. " I have the unpleasant intelligence to com muaicate to you, of the destruction (by the ice) oi nearly one nan oi ine wood work ol the Hart ford bridge. The piers are solid, and have with stood the attack nf the enemy to admiration, although tomewhat battered on the upper tide. To give particulars, would answer no purpose at present ; tomorrow morning may uofold a more extended held of destruction - although 1 hope and expect the great danger it over, at the ice which now runt, appeanto have come from a hove the I alls. Report tayt, Kntield bridge hat ihiiud jur iown Dnnge weni oo last night iut uiiuge uiarKei ureiy escaped." Extract of a letter from St. Eostatia, dated 13th jnnuary, ima. I went to Ncvit witii the balance of the car go nsfll(l, and made a good voyage. I wpnt from thence to St. Thomaa, where meeting witb a cheap purchase of corn meal, I wat induced te auveninre ana tailed lorrtevit. I wat admitted under tlw governor'i proclamation, bot bad ro sooner landed the goods than they were f.iied, and, after five ruonlhi detention, brought t j HjI and condemned. The rascality of tha proceedings was held in inch abhorrence by the pleu'ers and inhanit sots, that a tubscriplion was commenced to remunerate me ftir my lot, acd I trutt, shortly I shall be fully inceuiwfied." Frtn HU PICaeUlphiM Trvt American, Jftnh 5. Superb lime la publishing th following ex tract of a letter (root a gentleman of Virginia, w hop w commit no trespass pon tne taucn - r nf nrivata corrapoodvnc. .It it so complete - ly original, dux not quia wufw, mn awi. , . . . . . - - r onr readers wm oe atnoaea wun u. , virgiuuu are proverbial for their attachment to tin tors es ; arm u nat va Deen hwuwuju, uuw Uv these animal better than their wive : But with thit a uat lion w have nothing to do at pre ant. Tha resectable writer of this letter, if the extract should ever reach hit eyes, may be assured, that ao disrespect is intended by it pub lication. The vocabulary of Carver, James, or any other vetenarian, could not afford to precise and particular a description pi uu vaiuauie ani mal. "VIRGINIA, Feb. 20, 1318. " Dear Sir, " I have not yet been able to procure a pair of carriage hones, and have, therefore, to avail myself of your offer to send me a superb pair from Philadelphia, taking car that they conform to th following description. They must be large and strong, of lofty stature, and bodies long and round : not lank and witb too mucn day light under their bellies : they must be true to the drausht and free from tricks; and with these qualities, they must be highly active unltprigfU' ly, and highly elegant, both in form and carriage Take car to avoid thick legs and clumsy look' inr hoofs : thieht larte. of boldlv iwelling tnut - clet, and gracefully turned, with small leg and hoofs, are what I preler. Long ard finely rm ed necks and beads ; a high and proud carriage of th bead and tail ; matched in spirit ana tn quickness of steps. In short, I wish none but a Ant rate pair of carriage hone ; they must net be over seven year old. " A to color, I prefer either a blood bay, or a bright bay, without any white about them ; tho' if they have the other qualities above mentioned, I should not stand upon a white hoof, or a tai or blaze in the face, provided they match in these particular. Next to bay I should prefer iron grey. Next to thit color, dark chetnut sorrel. Then black or silver grey. The last three are net fa vorite colon witb me ; yet if the more important qualities can be found only in those three latter colon, I will not stand on color. I do not know whether you have ever seen com. L 's silver grey ; it yi u bare, they are in form and motion, (tho' not in color.) precisely such hones as I wish. As to price, I will give a liberal one for such none at i want. Don't look for th qualitiei I hav mentioned in a heavy lourh of a waggon hone. 1 want fellow of fire an ! spirit, witb a light, airy, loaty ttep ; yet well broke, not easily frightened, and free from every vicious trick 9 m m I beg you to exert yourself on this occasion, and oblige your friend. From the Aurora. . Mr. DuaneTM mditary order of major general Brown, issued at Washington, forbid' dine appeals to the public through the medium of public newspapers, by military officen, no doubt contains sound principles, ana would oe very proper if the general officen were governed by th principle! which you have laid down in your jutt remark upon th order. But on what military principle hat gen. Brown acted, seeing that he commands the nortisrn division, in issuing an order at Washington ; which u clearly under th command of general Jackson ! 1 hit order, a to the place where issued, is be lieved to be a violation of all military principle, calculated to subvert every thing like good government in th army, and a such should be dis approved by every friend of the army. r. Worcbstib, (Mass.) March 4 - Freshet. On Monday we experienced one of the greatest freshets within our recollection The ram commenced on bunday, and continu Si h..h ai.ih jraqiiant mt ermissions. tliroutih le next day. VVa . . .rcticeu, tne earth was covered with a heavy body of ice and snow, which had accumulated during a long continued period of severe weather, which al most entirely disappeared in a tew hours. The water in our ponds and rivers rose to a height which we believe has been unknown be fore, and much damage nat been done to mills and bridges which have been exposed to the violence of the torrent anil to the operations of the ice whioh haa " broke from its moor ings." MiDDLt rowa - , (Con.) March 4. Breaking up of Connecticut fairer. The Storm that commenced last Saturday aitrht, has completely broke up the ice in our river. ana we tear has done incalculable mcuief We have received no mails from Hartford . yesterday we were informed that one division nf the bridge across the Connecticut at Hart ford was gone, and the whole of Uie Ilridir - a cross the river that runs through the city ; but that the Market adjoining on the west side remains firm This morning the river opposite this city, presented a most terrific aspect the ire, three and four feet thick, piled on the wharves in every direction At about 11 o'clock, just as our paper was going; to press, the east end of the Urge store belonging to Messrs. R. and D. tuna K (Jo. was started f rom it foundation, carried tcveral feet, and nearly turned over. It is now a complete wreck. Should the Wa ter continue to rise, there is no telling where uie business of distinction will end. Naw - Bncifswica, March 5. The navigation of tlie Rariton, which has been closed with ice since January; is again open, and trade will resume its regular clian nel. The ice gave way on Monday morning, ana navmg melted away so gradually, it bat disappeared without doing any injury. Boitobt, March 4. Since Saturday there ha been one of the most rapid thaw recollected for many years. The freshets of the river must be treat, and no doubt damage has been done to bridges, mius, etc NORFOLK, Feb. 27. We learn from a Captain of one of the Matthews County Packets, that the Pilot - Boat Schooner commanded by Mitchell, which slipped out of this port a ftw days tince, and it supposed to he encased in tome illicit enternriz. hat been taken pot session of by the Collector of r.ati mver. ine arms and ammunition which bad been, landed in North River, (in Matthews county) with Mitchell and seventeen of hit crew, were aflerwardt taken on board a sloop commanded by Capt, Walker, and conveyed (tup - posed) to Baltimore. CONGRESS. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, March S. The following messages, in writinr. were re ceived from the president of the U. Slates, by Mr. J.J. Monroe, severally read, and, with the documents accompanying the tame, ordered to ne printed. To the senate and house of representative of the United States. The comminiooen of the two rovemmenta. under the 4th article of ihe treaty ol Ghent, having come to a decision upon th questions lubmit - ted to them, I lay before coogrets copies of that decision, together with copies of tb declaration signed and reported by the commissiooen to thit government. JAMES MONROE. Washington, Fb. li. 1818. To the house of representative! of th United States, I lay before the House a report from the So etae nf 8tt. bethr with die MPN re lating to the claim of merchants of the United Htatea una tne arovernmeni or napm, m awr tomitv with the resolution of th House oil Ui 30ih of January last. . . ... . J AMU Oiu.inwf. Washington, Feb. 88, 1818. The sneaker also laid before the House aro nort nf the commissioner of claims, of the facts ' - . . . . ... in 103 claims for properly aesiroyca, oj uie late enemy on the Niagara frontier, in the state of New - York, witb the evidence in each case taken by a second commission, attended by a special agent or the United State ; wmcn report was referred to the committee of claims. i LEQISLA TVRE OFJfEfF - YORK. HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY March i. The petition of Thomas S. Strong and other, of the county of Suffolk, praying a repeal of th law granting premium for killing foxes. Referred to the memben from Suffolk. A message was received from his excellency the governor, inclosing a communication from George Clark, esq. daimiug reimbursements for expense incurred in consequence of the suit brought against him by the state. The suits wera commenced against Mr. Clark, rela tive to hi title to certain lands, in pursuance of a joint resolution of the senate and assembly in 1813, and have recently been determined in his favor by the unaiiimout opinion of the U 8. court. The message and documents were referred to the special cemmittee heretofore appointed upon the same subject, of which Mr. Oakley is chairman. Mr. Sharpe, from the committee to wnom wat referred the petition of Gan et Fountain, reported favorably thereon, and brought in a bill entitled " an act authorkinir the health commissioners of the city of New - York, to lay out a road on StaU - n Island," which a a read twice and committed to the committee of the whole. The engrossed bill from the hon. the Senate, u to incorporate the Franklin Life Insurance Company," with the amendments, was read a third time and ordered to lie on the tame. Pursuant to previous notice, Mr. Van Fossen brought in a bill entitled " an act entitled an act to amend an act regulating the tees ol certain officers and ministers of justice, within misstate; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. We have received Jamaica papers, via Nor folk, to the 5th February. FAMOUTH, (Jam.) Feb. 4. The Pacific sailed from New - York oo the 7th Dec On the 26th, off Cape Nicholas Mole, spoke a sloop of war, under American colon, mounting 18 gum, and full of men ; supposed to be a larlhagenian privateer. The Sybille frigate, of 48 gunt, captain Mal colm, bearing the flag of rear - admiral sir Hum fopham, K. C. II. and K. M. commander in chief of hit majesty' ship and ve.sel on this station, arrived at Port Royal on the 26th ult. Tb brig Alalanta, Tbew, from Charleston, with a cargo of lumber, has arrived at Moraul Bay. Ihe Buenos Ayrean brig Republic, of 16 f;uns, and 1 00 men, com. Lies, 1 8 days from A m - ia - lsland, bound to Bueno Ayres, put into Port Royal on the 29th ult. in distress, being leaky and short of provisiant. Jan 28. Entered, brig Duk of Wellington, Chancellor, Baltimore. 30th. Ship Pacific, Holder, NYork Arrived at Port Royal, Jan. 24, schr Robert, Anderson, from Philadelphia. 25'.h, schr Rover, Grovetcoe, from NYork. Slith, schr Young Dasher. Livingston, from Philadelphia. FROM OVR CORRESPONDENT. ' Freeman' Journal Office, Philadelphia. March 6. iiu.i... i ;. - toTcnoon, ship London trader, Harrison, 110 days from Canton Capt H. inform that he left at Canton, 7th Nov. ships Kosalie, Merry, of vork. for Ph ladelphia about the 15th Dec BenjuminKuah, Wiltberger, of and for Philadelphia 3 day s George & Albert, Donnaldaon, and Hope, Moore, of and tor do. 1st Dec. and several eas tern vessels. Nov 9th, off Vtacoa, spoke bound up, all well, ship Clothier, Phillips, and ship i nomas ccaliergood, Warrington of Philadelphia, from Liverpool, all well ship Staff. Adams, of HaUimore, and ship John & Wil liam, from ft York, all well. Capt. HarriMin came through the st aits of Sunda 5th l)t c. spoke nothing came into the Delaware on ednesday during the gale with a brie. name. ic. unknown. The London Trader has made her voyage in 9 months and 10 days. un Jnsepn s. Lewis, Nemos, hence for Gi - bralter and Genoa, lias been detained by a Spanish man of war brig, and carried into Car - lliagena. FROM OUR CORRESPONDS VT. Steam - Boat Hotel, Reading Si News Room, Norfolk, March 1. Arrived, British schr. Jan tz Sarah, New - bold, 14 day from Bermuda I hav received papen to tha 1 1th ult. by her. but they contain oo new. The wreck of the brig " Sarah, of n a h a a a . - . . ' cam," naa oeen come athwart or by the it. GeorgeH boat, and towed into a place of security. FROM OVR CORRESPONDENT. Merchant's Coffee - House Book, Baltimore, March 4. Arrived, British schr. Margaret. McDonald. 33 days from Kingston, Jam. Off Cap Tibe - ron was hoarded by a schr. oo of president Pe - tion's crnixen and treated politaly. Mails. On Southern and one Northern mail arrived this forenoon. There are now du 2 South of Philadelphia, 1 Eastern, and 1 North - em. We have received a note, requesting nitogiv netice, that a Sermon will be preached, and service performed, tomorrow morning, in Grace Church, for the benefit of the Bible and Com mo Prayer Book Society. EVENING POST MARINE LIST. CLEARED. ShipWeser, Hamilton, Bremen O. St T.Meyer. St, Marys II Eckford Mediterranean Rhind ti Tumbull Charlestoo AGPhelpj Com. Rogers, Sand Brig Boxer, Humphreys, William, Wilson Pocahontas. Post, Rising Sun, Lowe, Emerald, Rhodes, Mary - Aim, Lee, Londonderry Alexandria do. N Orleans WtC Proctor Fredericksburgh Hslifax Ward ti Bishop I jsbon E rT!.er Schr. Mary, Goold, Dougtais, Thomas Better, Turner Brother, Da Hart Norfolk NO ARRIVALS TIII9 FORENOON. We understand that the mast, tails, spars, Ire cot away from th ship Mary - Augusta, Pw - ter, from Savannah, bav drifted abor at 8an Jy - Hook. Below, one scooootr. ARRIVED LAST EVENING. Sloop Boston. Wood, S day from Nev - lht. font, with iron, fitb, candle, whalebone, tie to B Uck welll MTarlan, and the matter, fiatl ed in co. sloop Collector, Mercer, for N York NoarOLK, Feb. 28. Arrived sen Three Bro - ther, Rogers, New buryport 9 day. ( . i In Hampton Bosds yesterday Ship Drum - mond, Quarles, 8 days from New - York. PBiLiBSLraia, March 5. Arrived, shha ' Bingham, Myrick, from Batavit, Brig Menu. Elements, irom I tmiuad,Cuba. Brig Mary Jane, Hall, from Kingston, Jim with specie. Brig Savannah Packet, Eldrldge, (captain Barker having died on the passage home) from Lisbon. Left, 19th Jan. brie Two Catharine. of NYork, for Philadelphia. Sailed In co. sch Albion, Griffiths, for New - York. Sch Rampart, Arnold, from Cape Henry. Sch Mary Jane, Amaxeen, from St Thomas, Ship Phanix, M'Kibbon, of this port, from Liverpool, for Canton, passed Anjier, 17th Oct. last. . . - Capt Armstrong, of the Perseverance, a days from Havana to New Castle, left 19th Feb. sch Archer, tjuuer.n. rorKdtyt; brig Eliza Ann, Barber, just arrived in 17 days from New - York. THEATRE. Third night of Mr. Philipps engagement.! , On Saturday Evening, March 7, will be premt ta, me vumic vpera 01 THE DUENNA, Or th Double Elopement. v Carlos, ' Mr. Philipp In which character he will ung the ain of " Had I heart for laisenooa iramo," "Ah rare a pair was never seen," and introduce " Lev' Young Dream." To which will be added, THE POOR SOLDIER. . Patrick Mr. Philima In which character he will sing " How hapnv .l.q - i - i: 1, u u. l ...J - i. - i .. ' r. ine ouiuicr," pij iinsuu nuu iiiLnrr," aad introduce the grand Cantata composed by Brabant, of the death of Abercrombie, and the l ish roelod v of " Cash la ma chree." DR. MASONS CHURCH. rrT Pew no. 61, in the Middle Aisle, will be sold at the Tontine Coffee House, on Tuesday next, at 12 o'clock, by Franklin Si Minturn. mb 7 Zt , j For FRtlOU Tor CHARI ER, The ship ELIZABETH, Morrit A dam mutter, burthen 237 toot, now ready to receive a cargo ; will carry about 250 bblt. For tcrmt apply to uivita BiLinutti!. at cu. mh7 ; 92C. H.SKp. For S.t VANNA It. tR The packet ship RISING STATES, 32&Tboa. Swinbum, master, now loading at fine - street wharf, will meet with immediate dis patch, having a considerable part of her cargo engaged. For freight of about 200 bbl. or passage, having elegaU acromainilation, apply on board, or to - ' a TP. tAVMAf tA k UaTPO lai3WUUU3 at VUA1X.O, mh 7 68 South - t For Sale, Freight or Charter, The brig FINANCIER, Geo. Robin - MAManaia a flit PhifodftlnhiB. built vessel, burthen 3250 bbl. tail fait, is wU found, staunch and itrong, ana may oe eni va sea with little expence ahd without delay. Pnr terms, annlv to the captain on board of aid brig, lying at eaat tid Fly - market dock, or at bis lodging, corner Fulton and Cliff - streets. ucu. nunuiauH. mh 7 lw T03ACOO & RICE. 100 quintal Grat qua. lity Spanish Tobacco 44 tierce prime Rice, per schr. Sooth Carolina, for tale by j JONES & MEG RATH, tiihT "' 83 South - street. fllUMBLKHS 30 small cat btlf - pat JL tumblers, for sal in lots to tuit purcha. era, by G. & S. HOWLAND, men 7 77 Washiniton - st. H (JUS fc' - WIF K SHEKTINGS. Lie C. SUYlMM, No. 61 Maiden - lane, bare jutt opened t boxes 9'g and 5 - 4 wide new undressed house wile sheetings, at low prices ALSO, Stont and fine Irish Sheetings Irish linens j long lawnt Birdt eye diaper ; table diaper Damask cloth and napkin, and Superfine Scotch linen bed - ticks. Alio, for tale by the package, . Irish linen, sheetinci, diapers Long lawns, black and brown linens, sad Linen bed ticks, assorted. Oih 7 5t TO BAKERS. THE subscriber offers 100 bbl of choke Howard - street flour, the moat approved brands. GEO. M. WILSON, 1 inch 7 130 Water - rt. WRAPPING PAPER. A large PPlyof Wrapplns: Paper of various oualilir and sites, for tale in parcel to suit purchaser. Ap ply lO U. U.NS. HUWLAU I mn i .7 wasliington - Hreeu JO LKT, The three storv brick bwite No. 21 Wall ttreut, (excepting the rooms on the first floor). rot session given on the best ol April. J. P. LEMOINE, mh7 3t No. 27 Wall - street. , TO LET, Unit! A convenient 2 - story Hooe, in I - eot - ard, near Orange - street. Inquire of M. DITMla, I4H rearl street. mh 3 xw TO SPORTSMEN. FOR sale, a very superior double barrel Fow Ung Piece, bavins been used but one year - Patrick maker - Enquire at this office. mh 7 lw i A TAN'l'ED, a room suitable for aa office, V v and board in a private family in or near Hudson - street. Apply at this office. mh 7 3teod TRANSPARENT TRACING 8LATES. OR copying writings, drawings, Ac for teachinz children to write and draw cor rectly in a short time, by tracing exactly any copy, writing, drawing, landscape or patter placed ander it, with a pen and ink, black lead cr rommjo tlate pencil , and may be used as a common tlate for Arithmetic, Memorandums, EC. sc. Manufactured and sold wholesale and retail, h J. 120D. mn7 iwt wo. loo unerry - H. ew - iora. - rpilt Einigrant'i Guide to th western and X south - western state and territories, com - . Drisine a eeorranliical and statistical dtscription - of the state of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennes - ee, Kentucky, Ohio Tb territories of Alaba - , ma, Missouri, Illinois, and tne western pantos Virginia, Pennvlvania, and Nw - York. ac companied by a map of th United States, including Louisiana, projected and engraved ! . pretsly for this work, by Wm. Darby, prw 3, just received ad for tale by COLLINS ai H ANN AY, mch 7 230 IVari tt. NEW - BOOKS. KIRK t MERCEIN, 22 Wall lreet, b: just received and lor ale, . Rob Roy, Phila. foe edition ; do common Mandeviile. a Uie of the 17ih century, by VY as Goodwin Manners, a novel . Narrative of a Voyage iatb ship AlcerUW, the Yellow Sea, along the oast of Corear,. ty J hn M'CIeod, lurgeon of the Alcet. ' ' Thit day it pulUshed, the Emigres r. Guide, to the western und south western state anri te - ritnries. with a rolor.i man. incladmg Louisiana; I rni.iii,.: aUliami.. R!akl Srr hoBod, 3 dollars, boards, $i oO. SAB?

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