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THURSDAY, APRIL 9. , Corporation petition. 1f following ii the articl t which 'we lately Oluded ia (he Uepob - lico Cbsooidc, of thil city, respecting the pe - , titioo from the common council, now before th legislature. " It cartaiuly is a subject to which . every nan matt b alive 1 nor should we hare ', delayed for m tingle day, to animadvert npoa thit extraordinary measure, were it out that we f .nut 14 alrottff iLwa a nnp tiftnrf in mn mim ad satisfactory manner. Not thai it i entirely dree from mistakes ia point of figure, bat be - , uevmg ll ngni in u. main, we give n ju - stands, tearing to these implicated to point out ' its error, if error there be. Taxtt ! Taxtt I Taxes I Our city corpora tion have tent up a law to the legislature, to lay a tax (hi year upon the city, of the enormous a - mount ol Are hundred and fifty tktnuand dtl - Un.'.'t Lot year, (he tax wa 180,000 dollar and that wa (he greatest Ui ever before ' Impoefd, and wa considered enormou. While . ihe City - Hall wa building, nothing like uch aa aDOTBlOU lux wu uicu iut. i.i vur uucm . be for ever aileep t Will they tee the aldermen - and common council, prodigally squandering their money opoo useless and improper object ? ' Our citizen (honld know that over and above tie amount ot thit enormou tai, the corporation receive yearly, for rents ef their house and Iota, ibrferrie, fir wharves. (Up, and piers, for itreet manure, market fees, and eicie licences, (over and above what it taken to pay the mayor1 sala ' ry,) an aggregate of about JiiOO.OOO, over and . above the um raited by taxet, Tn tVuv rcfAnni ia V,mniitl wiltiirt th truth. The corporation have some other tour cat of revenue, from fines, ftc. Uie amount of which i not accurately known, but exceeding tome thouniius of dollar, Now where doe all (hi money go to? Or rather, how on earth do they contrive way aud ' mean to tquander it all t It U not Aiir majuy, it beloug to the people of the eily. 1 lie corporation pur the watchmen, and they light the lamp, and thi ia the principal burthen of ex k ... u: i it. i :.. . : . be done lor about fifty tbeusand dollar a year. It it no, in necessary purpose that thi momy can be expended. ' 1 he corporation are very liberal ia ordering improvement aud altera) ions to be mado in streets, squares, avenue, etc. But tary nay no part of those improvement, (at thrv gre foilral luat money, we all know, u collect ad from the inhabitant living in the vicinity ol the improvement. And the contingent cxpeuiei - of the couniel of the board, the assessor's feu, surveyor1 feet, ftc. e. are all paid by he in - habitant, and not a cent by the corporation. In the trifling alteration at Ihe fork of Cherry and Pearl - itreeti, thoea fee aud expense of tht counsel, aeor, Ac. ftc. came to the um of upward of 2,000, over and above the value of the prrmie removed. The expenses only of improving Hudson - street, upwards of $60,000. The corporation fund tuffer no diminution on account of the opening of tliete avenue, itreet. fcc. Where then is their great expenditure ? W can trace tome of it in the following item. Four dollar per day to each alderinanwho tit iu the sessions. Four dollar per day to the police justice whenever ho is railed upon to sit in the sessions. " The police officer are salary, and an not entitled oy fate to thi extra compensation, yet the practice of paying it i connived at, ami allowed by the guardian! of Itie city treasury J lack - hire re vml belteiue.anddina there, Expense of several diimers at helloroe. For talaric and pensions to oificf r, created by, nd employed in and about the corporation, for what aorvire we are yet to learn, amounting to heal CW.Oliu per year, Uoat - hire, and provision and liquor, laid in by the clerk and crier, for the refreshment of the bon member ol the hoard, on their vQit, to the fortifications at atateu Island and other Ia c in the vicinity of the city, in or out of their JuntJictioo, from CI 000 to C iOOO per vnr. Expencee of the refreshmenta Helishe, uppers punch, cake, e ;ar, ho. in aid about the City - Hull, $5,000 per year. The unper are takr'n reiriiUrlv once week, by the member of the coloration, and by all the aiibordiiiaU officers. Commiit. ek have them ieveral time a week. The amiuirtof R5.000 for this contingency, jtcrrtanly wiuun bouml There in no mean of ascertaining acuralety what iheie items come to, a tliev an - ahvio s tlisiruiied in the corporation arcouiit undei tlie head of contingent expense tlalionary and leaning Hie Hait i The Dinner, on the 4th of July and the 25th Of November, are in honor of the city and no one cnmpl.iins of Uietn. But after diving about for all rational mode of accounting1 hotu - tllj fir tins treat . xpi - ndi - ture of public moniet, we are at a los. Al low iny; great extravagance to the corporation, still ilicreiiuirlit to be a irrcat gurplu The citizcui have a right to know what ia done with their money i and the Comptroller ought o fumLh a statement. Let him come out ltt us know how much i paid to the .t tie hii cling who swarm round the Counci! Chamber, and devour the substance of the f'i ty. Mow mucn is pma tor a. ring in carriages, and refir.limenu and liquors, c. Ifit can he nude manifest that Uie enormous tax of two honuvsd asm nrrr tuoi - saxd dollars is absolutely necessary, why we muat ub rait If not, the citizens ought to ashxmblx and BosTaTE, atid petition the J.igislutu t not It hii the law. We fear wt have tittle to bope for any investigation being atarted by our City Delegation. It n.ay come from some - spirited and patriotic country member ; but of that there i no certainty. A few day delay. and the law will be passed. Citizens of New - York It is time to awake, to throw off the shackles, and to enquire into the acts of our public officers We muat iV our duty to ourselves first, and then call upon Hercules for help. We have been told by a member of the boa id, that this and the two former items are incorrectly stated. Ed. E. P. t This will remind the reaJer of " Mn. Mao - nry' tnjletf which a few years cost the city a fow thousand. .Inneer of Mr. Xoah. The following i the answer that the Advocate give to the ediuV paragraph retpecting the recorder. "Mr Coleman still threaten the recorder. We had almotl forgot the aftiir, imputing it simply to political hoMilityj but he contrive to "fan the embers" with much perseverance, auJ b determined not to retreat aud talks of the public good Lait from Si. Helena Captain Autin, of the ship Fawn, who arrived at Eoston la - t Tursday - ia 110 day from Bombay, parsed 6L Helena oi the 11th February. While off the island tv boarded by officers from the flag - ship, at ancho in that harbour who reported, that proviriou; werevry scarce, and that the inhabitant rre oa half aUowaocc, and no f.wh meat to be rro - curdUe BPpor u - Jo" weB " JttluUMjCariluv - geaiaat were cruizing for 8pnW pro ia the South - Atlantic. , - , ' Ship oumer, and thip muttrt lake notice. On the 4th of April, an act pawed coogre to esta - hiuh K. fl.r Athe United' State. It ordaim that from and after the 4th day of July aext, the flag of the United State be 13 horizontal (tripe, alternate red and white that the anion be JO stars, white, ia a bine field that, on the admission of every new itat into the onion, one (tarba added to the anion of the flag ; and that uch addition haU take effect on the 4lb day of Jaly then next iQcceeding such admission. A relenting thief. A few days ince, an old lady ia Baltimore, had her home robbed of $600, which was oearlv all she was worth ia the world. On the fact being mad known, through the medium of the paper, which luckily caught the thief's eye, ba instantly Celt the compunc tion of conscience), and so tar repented as to re turn $300 to the old lady, by throwing it into ber chamber window. The British frigate Sybelle, captain Malcomb, got Under way from the watering place this morning at about half past 8 o'clock, and went to sea. USURY LAWS - No. III. " 77i rich rulelh over Vie poor and the borrower it tervuni to tin lender.11 The right ol a society to make laws fixing the rale of interest cannot be doubted. The usury law are indeed often declaimed against, as equally tyrannical with law which should limit the productiveness of the earth, and as very partial in their operation on one class ol men only yet, as to the right of making usury law, one remark is enough: From the constitution of society, the legislature may prevent every thing which the welfare of the community, on the whole, requires to be prohibited power which is daily exerci sed, in hying discriminating duties oa import, aud in various other way. The first object to be mentioned, of fixing the maximum rate of interest, is to impede the too i lid accumulation of wealth by those who are dready rich, aud to enable the youog trader to procure a loan ol money at as low a rate a will consist with a reasonable inducement for the large capitalist to lend. The dispersion of capi a) in rmall proportion is of more benefit to oci. ety than it accumulation, because it serves to aid the labour of a great number of industrious men ; and as long as the inducement to capital ist i lulnciect to make them willing; to lend (heir wealth, it ia the policy of the law to make the interest a low a possible. Some, however, tipiiose, that if interest were not limited, it would, after a temporary rise, fall below the iowert rate which policy would suffer the law to nx Hut il i to be remmebered, that the market of loan would not experience the range of price winch that of other article does ; because the holder of capital, as a class, are not obliged, like the holders of other articles, to sell j for, be ing wealthy, they can keep their capital out of he market, uutil they regulate the rate of in - erestbut at the same time when they know hat the law will prevent their raising the rate of ulerest as they desire, they are willintr to ! nil tneir capital at the rale allowed by the law l he holder ol capital to loan being also fewer thao those ot other articles, could more easily produce the effect of a monopoly. Another purpose ol the laws against usury is, to prevent men from engagitig In hazardous trade beyoud their capital and ordinary credit Hazardous speculations, when succrful, are often the most profitable of any commercial one "ition ; but, wheu viewed iu their general eflect upon society, they are detrimental, as they breed a spirit of imprudent risk, and destroy the dependence opou a regular course ol persever ing industry. When this kind of trado is coo ft ied to men of large capital, as they do not work tieyoud their means, it does not teem proper lor the law to interfere and prevent their own dis .mi i ion of their wealth. These, however, are uot the chief adventurer in hazard thi class is composed of men with small capitals or with none, who hazard chiefly the property of their ct editor. These, when desirous of engaging eyond their capital and fair credit, tempt nme shylock with a g - olden bait, and by Dotting into w power the property iu their possession, ami by pledging their personal responsibility, general lytotho prejudice of their business creditors, inucure a lo - ia at an usurious rate. Now, the ysteui or hazardous trade managed by such Mauds, it is sound policy to prevent. If these urity of the merchant be rood, notwithstanding ihe adventure, it is l erta.nly right to prevent an iniisuaj raieot in' crest ; but il the adventure is 'eyon l the means aud fair credit of the trader, he ough' not to be permitted to try an unusual MHz.r,i it the risk, in fact, of regular business i editors. Another object of the uwry law is, to pre vi'tit men who are in failing circumstance, from lioMinr. np, by mean of usurious laws a do - eitful en (lit, until the usurer has devoured all ther properly, aud those who have been induced t" trust th m, are left without a cent to satisfy In ir debts. I ha most usual and plausible plea for usury i, thai a merchant is often in embar - assmenl in which he can well atlnru tn pay hi 'h interest ; th'tt of the propriety of this he is 'lie best jude, and that it is tyranny in the law to interfere with the concent. L'ut it is tn be ibf ervrd as a general rule, that a tnrrr limit, in embarrassment and in the fear of living his cre dit, i in no situation to exercise a cool judgment, whether it is better for him to impend hi busi ness or to proceed. There is an infatuation in 'uch rases similar to gaming. Mated with the hopes of grtttng on and of making up his loses ny some turn of prosperity, he burrows ai d adds u - ury to usury, until at length he finds all the property which he has been able to procure by means of the credit thus supiortid,r - ile1y lin ked up in the chct of the usurer. In those situations, he usurer ha' every advantage of the merchant : he can make his own terms : lor the sims fear of losing his credit whic h obliges the men h ml to resort to him at all, prevent the merchant from going about to obtain the competition of other loanersof money. I he usurer is atla to determine molly the state of the merchant's af fairs, and l ow long he will probably bear extor tion : and, when once a merchant in embarrass ments gets into Ihe hands of a uurer, the latter can susiwod and renew that euibarrassmmt ex actly as it suits his purpose, aud like a leech, he slicks to the body until it has become bloodless In the mean time, the business creditor ate de ceived by the appearances which the u'urer' loan supports: they trust m men nam wun nronertv. of which the usurer take care, until l lencth. total insolvency leave both the mer chant and hi other creditors to cur the hour when the first embarrassment w relieved. In confirmation of the remark on this part of Ihe subject I would notice the facts, that those who hive todo with usurer, generally pror totally insolvent m their tm - ineess dehtst ana mat a known connexion with a usurer will ruin the firmest credit. Better far would it b for the n'erri sof trade, that the merchant should fail t first, than that the u Hirer should be permitted to play bis cm. It i. true, the merchant duo sometimes rewrer, but most commonly the bleed ing prove latai. Th usury laws protect Uie yoong and the weak from fallinz victims to the mils Th rapidity o the sh - r - nmuhlioa of a debt o inter - men : it rolii oq uoMm. bat wi trial speed. The arpscl of things at the tima of borrowiugis always smcotn ana umpuog: sin"" are easily allured to borrow and easily embsrr rested by the scares oi tae crany, now uj kmiUi destrovad bv the unseen lira of usury Now to protect asea from evils, the magnitude of which tbey are not generally able to discover, i on of the first as well as noblest purpose ol society. ' " ''" ' ' ' But it will here be asked, why, since the em barrassed merchant or weak man, are not al lowed to pay usury, are they allowed to raise monev bv sacrificinr: property at a forced sale To this the answer is. that if the principle of the usury law be correct, it cannot ba applied to oth ?r articles. on account ol the fluctuations' in their price, and the van dies of their quality I but ia forced sales, there is a competition among buyers, which there caoBot be among lenders oi money, because the merchant's embarrassments must be concealed i ana sorcea sales oo not per mil the deceitful credit which usurious loans hold no. In all these particular, there is a pal pable difference between the cases of usury and rawing money at forced sales. Koch are the objects of the usury laws, indi vidually important and of controlling weight when viewtd collectively: objects, which every man in society noeseauie either feeling or pro denca must approve : object, the benefit ol which will be extended in proportion to the ex tent and effect of the operation of the usury laws, In our next number, we shall conclude by an examination of the very popular objections to tha usury law, not already noticed. From the Philadelphia Union. Another Hero of the Revolution Depmrlrd. We have been favored with the perusal of letter from an officer on heard the United States frigate John Adams, at Amelia Island, announcing the arrival at Cumberland Island of Gen. HENRY LEE, from the West Indies his rapid decay, and death. The first letter, dated March 13, mentions his havinc arrived in Cumberland island, ana being hospitably received and entertained in the house of Mrs. thaw, the daughter of the late Gen, Greene. It tpeaks of dim as verv decrepid, and declaring that it was his "constant prayer tnai he might be suffered to die," not having, since his affair in Baltimore seen one well day. His object was to reach home, but in that he was dis appointed. Another letter of the S7th gives an account of his death, which happened on the 2Mh of March. In his last moment he aicmied tun cause oi ins death to the Baltimore mob. He was buried with military honors, Ihe fugate John Adams, which was in the vicinity, firing niinnte euus during the funeral. It affords us melancholy pleasure to learn and to relate that this revolutionary veteran, though poor, and cast among strangers, lar irotn Ins home and his family, received every possible ar commmlalion and comfort from his hospilablr host and hostess, as well as from the surgeon and older officers of the John Adams, who did every thing in their power to alleviate bis sufferings and to honor his memory. It is said that he has loft volnmniotis manu script papers, among which is believed tobe history of the recent war. in tne very commencement of which he may be sa d to have received his death wounds from an infuriate rabble of his ungrateful countrymen Tins is the second officer ol Uie army of the revolution who, in his old are, hag sar rifled hit life in attempting to defend, against cruel and lawless violence, those rigl ts and liberties which their youthful valor and patriotism had assisted in achieving. May the benedictions uf tin ir countrymen accompany to posterity the remembrance of their services. From the Botlon Palladium, April 7. from India. Capt. Austin, whoarrived yes terday from ttombay, fnvorcd us with papers to the Win Uec. ana a manuscript account of are volt against the British by the Rajah of Cerar whose troops, consisting of upwards of 20,000 men, made a tre ichorous attack on the British force at agpore, on the night ol the 2tilh No but were completely defeated, and the Rajah sued lor peace isgum. J ne British lorce u s(a led at only 1500 men and had U00 men killed and wounded. Among the former, are captain Saddler, lieutenant Grant and Clark, assistant surgeon Niveo, and mr. .Southerly. Among the woundnd.capU. Charlesworth, few and Lloyd, It, bayley, Thullier, Smith and Hearsay. Al ter the attack, the British were reinforced. . The above event was preceded by the revolt of the Paishwa of Poonah and a battle in which be was defeated with Uie loss of 60 men. Hi force, at the time, cou. - isted 0(30,000 that cl the Bntish 3000. The war with him continued The Br. obtained a victory over another ene' mv rMahraltasI at Keerkee mIhiuI the 5lh Nov. Hostilities still existed with the l'iudarees ; and different exigencies caused movements of troops it vanous directions. Capt. Austin tailed from Bombay on the 1?th of Dec. and inform, that the inhabitants of Uie country between .Madras and Bombay were in a stale ot insurrection, and i om jutting many mur ders aud other outrages. The earl of .Moira was marching against them with 90,000 troop. Eve. ry European officer and soldier had left Bombay, to join the army. . from Gibraltar Capt. Webber, who arrived yesterday from Gibraltar, sailed March 10. No new event of importance had occurred. Thi dreadful Algerine story was invalidated by let ters from the Bntish consul, which said nothing ol it. The wife of Prince Charles, brother to the kin; of .Spain, and daughter tn Uie king of Portugal, has been delivered ol a prince. None of the Atuencan sqtittdron had been at Gibraltar for tome time, nor wai it known where they were The Russinn squadron hid arrived ot Cadiz, Capt. W. brought despatches from our amba sador al Madrid. A letter from Gibralter, March 4. from Mr. Spr. guc, mentions that fluur had been 9 25, was up again tn 10 a 10 35 ; southern corn 2 50 per funcga, northern 2 74 a 3 ; rice 7 25. tales brandies ve,y high j dollors 3a !i 1 - 2 prcm ; U. d bills, par. GiatuiTiR, March 2. Markets very dull - Rice, nooflrrs for about 12 to 1300 tieices a rived in our Bar, in con sequence ot being turned off from the Spanish po ts, coming from l :harteton the last sales were at C7 50 per 112 lbs. for 111) tierces per liapid. t lour is steady at $10. Sales were made on the 2bth, of 400 bbta at $10 1 - 8 fruit very crce, both here and at Malaga small prceU are seiiii.g at the quotations. Tim brig Klua - Kietly, from iNorfolk, has ar rived at Molage. From 1'ie iiaratnah Kepubltrari, Marth 25. Otrural .Vina. We understand from a gentleman, llial coionel Melville, belonging to gen.'s st .tT, pts. - rd through this city on Thurs day last, on his way to Washington. Col. Mel - .l, in a conversation with our informant, con Irs, hi Is the account of Ihe rapture and execu tion ol Alma. He stales, that he left him at Quanaxuatn, on the iUtli day of November last, at which time his aff.irs were in a r - rr uroie - rout conditioo ; and that he had under his Com mand upwards f 5,000 men. (hir readers will recollect that Uie rapture ol Mina it said to have taken place on the 77th oi O;:lolx - r, one month tc)ore col. Melville ttate to have been with h'.m. We give this account as we received it, aud hope that it may be true. We aim understand that colonel M. on his arri val at Wa - bington city, int nds to contradict the Spaaitb Bulletin, .innoui i. g Uie execution of sea . Miua. lie" staled reason for not doing it in this place. CHARLESTON, Mirrh 31 From F ranee. Letters by the Vyaus, jrom Havre,' ar to the CUi of Ftbraarr - - - j They stale that no a mencaa nice uu - i - . - ..i, eh. ni. therefore nominally huh j but that tha first arrivals w.Hild knock" down. A lew oies onij oi uie uw - "r' : l .a ka mrtimli nf coarse BO correct estl - mate could be formed. Three or four cargoes of Cotton, fn.m this port, had been out atiout Zj days, when the Venus, Left Havre, and might be suomeouy expecneo. FROM OUR COkRESPOXDEXT. Steam Beat Hotel, Reading and Newt Room, ) Norfolk, .4 pril . ) Messrs. Allen. Fdes & Co. Gentlemen I am sorry that it again falls to my lot to give you aa accouot of another snip - wreck. A gentleman who has just come to this place from Currituck, states, that about the 20th of last taooth. a cbr. of between 50 and CO tons our then, drifted ashore about ten miles to the south of Currituck inlet ; but oo mark of her name, or clua by which U could be ascertained, could be fcund - il it raid that the bankrrt (the people who inhabit tha beach and live by oystering, 1 - hintr. and aooa the spoils of tha unfortunate) had scuttled her as soon as the came ashore, and it is supposed also tore off ber name. A trunk wa found upon ihe beach broken open and us oonteutt gone; a few wheel barrows bad also drilled ashore, and near them the part or a cm of lading by which it appears that a tchr. had jeared from f hiladeipbia lor Baltimore, ana that the captain's name was Lord, or something similar. It is supposed the vessel was capsized in the gale of tha 17th ult. and that the whole crew have been lost. My informant further states, that on Saturday last he fell in with a captain Miller, of the (be thinks) Nancy Cotton, of and for Edeoton, from Wilmington, HC who informed that a few days previous as he came in from sea over Ocra - cock bar, a cbr was a small distance ahead of him, having ia tow a dismasted schr which she had picked up at tea, loaded with molasses and salt, having no person on board could not learn where from, or where bound, or her name. Arrived, Bntish hermaphrodite brig Marga ret, Nicholas, 28 days from Grenada..' j I wo Spanish erentlenien arrived yeiterday morning from Havana. They were taken off the schr Commerce, (gone up to Baltimore) and broutiht here by a pilot boat. These gentlemen! state, that the Spanish irigate so long expected from VeraCnix, at Havana, with specie, and to intercept which the Buenos Ayrean squadron bnsl hen fur some time cruizing on Uie coast, had unfortunately got aground ; but that the specie had all been safely landed at Campeacliy. The fri gate it was expected, would be got off again. Sloop Howard Si James, Gariaway, 13 days from Augadilla, (Porto Rico.) Loft, 3schrs. Sally, Crawford, and Baltic, Bailey, for 1 urk s Island, the former in 7 davs, the latter in 10 ; also brig Fair American, Dunham, for Maya guez, to sail next day Markets very dull for American produce ; Island scarce and high - no coffee to be had. The following vessels have put in on account of heaj winds and inclemency of weather. - sell. Jane Maria, Mersereau, and sloop Ann Eliza, Davis, both from Petersburg, the former bound to N York, the latter to Philadelphia, Also sloop Java, Griffin, from Georgetown, D C bound to N Yoik. British bnz Ardent, Beg, has come up from Hampton Roads. crew mutinous. An American hermaphrodite brig anchord in Hampton Roads yesterday morning The following among a large number of other vessels of different denominations came in from tea and proceeded up to Baltimore on Saturday. Ships Chesapeake, trom Cunnn, and r ame, ot Guernsey, from Jamaica ; brig Dispatch, Gihbs, of Wareham, from ; and si hr Commerce, from Havana. respectfully, yours, W. G. LVVoilD. jYtOtf OUR COR R ESPOND EAT. Office of the Baltimore Patriot, ) April 7 nooo. From Corfu Captain Pitt, who arrived this morning, in the ship Scioto, 36 days from Cadis, informs, tbat the Russian fleet, of five 74'f mid (our frigates, arrived at Ladis, on the 33d r ebruary, four days be lore he sailed ; as also, two valuable ships Irom Lima, with dollars, Ice. Flour at Cadiz and Gibraltar, $9 1 - 2, and dull. Arrived below, ship Scioto, Pitt, 86 days from C:;diz. Left, ships Mohawk, Whitten, for i York, CO days; RiiUi St Wary, Brown, Philadelphia i Fair American, Brown, do ; biig Enicline, t.ibson, Baltimore fnrS America, uncertain s Ronton, ol Boston, uncertain , sclirs Dolphin, IliirgUs, New Orleans Sal in Hunt, from Messina i brig tmslerdim Pack et, oule, of Boston, fur the Mediterranean poke on soundings, brig Sukey, from N Orleans, bound to Boston In the bay, brig Ariadne, Cotirtland, 116 days from Batavia. Steam boat Virginia, Ferguson, 2'i hours from Norfolk. In Hampton Roads, spoke ship Armata, 50 days Irom Liverpool, bound up. LEO IS LA IV RE OF JfEW - YORK. March 18. AN ACT, to amend an act entitled " An act for the inspection of r lour and Meal, and to esta blish the standard weight of grain therein men tiohed. Be it enacted by the people of the state of . .r i . " i ' . . l . .sew - 1 ir. representee in senate sou nitem - bly. That from and after the day of ' next, the inspector of flour and meal in the city of New - York, shall not be entitled to receive more than one cent for each and every ratk of flour and meal, and two cents for each and every hoirshrad of Indian meal he slinll inspect or examine, according to the provistoo of the act hereby amended. S. And be it further enacted. That the stand ard weight of barley told in this state, thall be pound nttt to Ihe bushel, and the standard weilit of oats pound netl to the liu'liel. 3. And be it further enacted, That o much of the tilth tertian of the act hereby amended, at i contrary tn the provisions ol (hit act be, and the tame i hereby lepealed. 7b preterrt ham, or other iiruxikcd meat, thro' Ihe rummer. Wrap up the meat in low, of either llax or hemp, after shaking out Uie loose shlves, and park it in a tierce or barrel, taking care that there be net the tierce, and between every piece of meat, a thick layer of tow packed in as close at possible ; then sit it away in a dry cellar, or upper room. It is enough that the barrel or tierce be tutficicut to keep the mice out as no fly er insert will enter the tow. Tow and flax are such bad conductor!' of heat, that a piece of ice will be preserved along time wrapped nn in tow. Cut straw a)?o answers extremel y well to keep bnras m. A 'he are apt to communicate a bad taste to meat. Care should be taken to prevent the flies from havirjg access to Uie meat before being packed away. A Philadelphia paper relates an ocrtrrenee which lately took place iii that city, which for its profanity and in lecency we believe it almost wilhont a parallel in this coui'try : A yuting man, disguised in a female dress, introduced himself into a meeting of the people called Quaker, who were engaged in the public worth 'p of God, and without exciting suspicion, stood up and preached a mock sermon, caricaturing the manner of some weak old women of that society, whose enthusiasm have led them to tpeak in their public assemblies. wretch to lost to shame and to thanufully violating the sanctuary of bis Maker, ought to be ferrited out that he might find an appropri - a'e punishment in the contempt and abhorrence of civilized tociety, from which be deserves to he banished. DIED, At the Wallsbeat, I.. I. oa the 6th inst Wil liam Cornell, j'tnr. ard 2G years. At r ayeltetilte, (N. C.) Wa. B. Grove, esq. 'resident of lb. Uuted Slats' tfaak at that place. KrEXIJfQ POST MARINE LIST. 1 CLEARED, n - Ship Laguira, Read N Orleans 7 F " . .. NL& GGriswoid Scbr Fair Trader, 0bom ' Philadelphia Thomas Tenant, Herbert, Gibralter Page & Triplet Mackeral, Holmes, ' Montegobay Slopp Hem, Potter, Btn. (Mass.) JHItlFEU THIS FOREXVU, Brig Orleans, Smith, of Porbmouth, N. H. from New - Or eans, 18 days from the Balize, with sugar, molasses, cotton and furs, to C Mc Evcrs, R Dickey, Laidlaw, Girault & Co. and J M'Bride. Sailed from Uie Balize in co with brig Marseilles Packet, Buckins,of and for Philadelphia. March 3, in the river, bound op, thip Frederick, Davis, of Portsmouth, N. H. s ship Farmer, Salter, of do ; ship Islington, Shack - Ibrd, of do brig Alert, Frost, ef do ; bip Caroline, of Philadelphia, from Turk - Ilaod; schr Perseverance, of Boston, from Aux Cayes. Left at the Balize. shin Missouri, Hart, of and for Bal timore, to sail same day : and about 20 sail of vessels, .name not ascertaiued. March 21st, off Havana, spoke a privateer brig under Spanish colours. 22J, lat 24, loa 80, spoke brig Two Brothers, Holmes, of Portsmouth, from New - Orleans, bound to Europe, out 6 days. In lat 37, lonz 79 1 - 2, spoke brig Marseilles Packet, out 9 day from the Balize. April 3, lat 39, 55, long 3, spoke ten cJizabeui. 4 days irom cotton bound to N Carolina. BELOW, Ship Erin, Hussey, 78 days from London, to Fish Ic Grinnell. Ship Loan, 63 days from Liverpool, to Jacob Barker. Ship Crutteoden, Turner, 134 day from Cal cutta, with salt petre, rnigar and dry goods, to Peter Remseo Si Co. Has been 3 days in sight of the Light flouse. Left Sands Head 25th No vember. Spoke r eb. 27, lat z, a. long suw, brig Canada, 74 days from Batavia, for Balti more, rasseoger, jur. Kicoard . vaoot, oi Boston. One ship unknown. ARRIVED LAST EVENIKV. Schr Robin, Hale, 14 days from Newbury - port, with fish, to the master. Sloop tllen, Baker, 2 days irom new - konuoo, with barley. Sloop Mary - Ann, Brooke:, I day irom Bridge port, with produce, to the master. Nfcvv - L,o."suti, April 7. Amvea, .ngnsn brig Experiment, Nasli, 8. days Irom Bermuda. Dioop Alice, Dtser, irom iiewpori lur .s mm. Sloop Lottery, J. Palmer, master, of Brauford, sailed in co. with the Experiment, from Bermuda, for North Carolina. Savahnah, March 30. Arrived, sen iliree Bro hers, Timmons, Havana 10 days. Cleared, ship Dawn, Golfer, Liverpool. Chirlkstok, March 31 Arrived French brig Venus, Dcs Lsndoi, Havre - de - Grace 52 day Vessels up at Havre for the U. States, 1st. Feb. ship James M. Flemming for Philad. to sail 15th ; sh p Ariosto, Barry, N. York, immediately ; 3d Feb. brig Gov. Carver, Doten, for Boston, immediately j brig James Lambert, for NYork, do ; 5th Feb ship Golconda, Smith, for NYork, latter end Feb. , French brig Agnes, Vivan, for do. first wind. Cleared, British brig Young - Iialiday, Benn, Liverpool. April 1. Arrived, brig Gen. Riplev, Drew, Philadel phia 16 days and 9 from the Capes. On the 25th ult. olf Cape Hatteras, saw a sen. lying too, apparently in distress at the same time shipped a heavy tea, which stove the longboat to pieces. Brig Artow.Gilmore, Port au Prince 16 days. Left, Feb 16, ship Hebrus, Perkins, of Kenne - bunk, to sail in 10 dayt ; brigs Homer, Thomas, of BSUimore. to tail in 2 weeks ; Mercury, Covintrton, of Boston, uncertain i Patriot, Rich, of Savannah, disc ; sell Packet, M'Lclland, for Newbern, do ; Reindeer, Jones, ol Charleston, do. uncertain where bound i James, from New Tork, just arrived i Pet, on, Ashley, do. to sail in 10 day ; Attractive, Hickson, of N York, for Bordeaux, uncertain Polly 2 busan, trom Wilmington, NC. just arrived." Sloop Illinois, Bates, of N York for Marseilles, to tail in 10 davs. BOSTON, April 7. Arrived, the fine fast sailing ship Fawn, capt. Wm - Austin, 110 dayt iron) Bombay, with 1548 bales, and 188 half do. cotton &c. Left, Dec. 17, no American vessels. Piioke. Feb ?8lat2l, N. lone 27 15, W. ship lloe, 90 days from Canton for Philad. Brig Copernican, Wtbber, Gibraltar, 27days Spoke nothing. Sailed in co. with schr. C'ea - sar, Graves, lor Marblthead, and Resolution, Sylvester, for Boston. Left, March 10, ships Charlotte, Remington, 45 days from Providence, arrived Feb 23, leaky, discharged i Thomas, Kllery, of thit port, 33 Trom Charleston, ar. tame day and admitted to pratique 26th ; brigs Onsln, Hall, of do. 30 from do ar. 22d, admitted 26th, die. ; Abiooam, Moody, of BalUmore ; Rapid, of Boston ; ships Henry, and Support, discharg.; Exchange, lor Smyrna, next day ; schrs Nancy, Richards, 32 days from Charleston, arrived 23d, (turned off trom L'adii) admitted 27th; Ariadne, l enitieton, 3U days trom Savannah, arrived 23d, admitted 46th ; sloop Mahattan, Lambert, of N. York, (42 tons) 42 days from St. Marys, (Geo) arrived 22d, admitted z'tb. I he Six Brothers was to tail in about ten day for thi port ; Uie Thaddeu wa to (ail next day ; Ahlnoam, in a few dayt for Isle of May; Uie Rapid wa di charged; Ariadne, di; Nancy, Comet, Thomas, tc cargoes on hoard ; the Charlotte was hauled into dock to repair ; the Mary, of New bury port, to sail in 2 or 3 days; S. Carolina, of N Orleans, arrived 3 days previou ; discharging. Brig Adriatic, from Boston for TTrieste, (very crank,) passed Gibraltar about Feb S i brig Prudent, 26 days from thit port, had ar at Cadiz t sch. Washington, was at Malaga, last accounts saw an American sch. off Tarilfa, beating into the Gut. Left in Gibraltar bay, three Portuguese frigates, and a Tunisian sloop of war ard sch. which had been chased in there by them, and the sloop of war fired into. The Perla and Vcn - na were the namea of two of the frigates. Brig Planter, Riggs, 33 dayt from Trieste for Baltimore, ar. at Gibraltar Feb 13, and sailed again tame evening; brig Eliza, Ash - bridge, 27 dayt from o'mtrna, for Philadelphia ar. 20th, and tailed 29Ui ; sch Caesar, of Mar - biehewd, 12 dayt from Marseilles, ar. 23th. Ship Union, of NYork, and schr Tryal, Berry, of this port, bad arrived at Malaga, from Gibraltar. Ship Edward, of.NYork, for Barcelona, sailed 10 days before Brig Laura - Auu. sailed about the same time. Brig Ed. Foster, Conthour, of this port for Pernambuca aud Bahia, sailed about a week previous to the Coperuican : bries St Clair. Ni chols, for Cadiz, and Legal Tender, Lindsey, for Aiicani about 14 aayt before. - Capt. W. saw, this day, in Boston Bay, brig Rulhy, supposed from Gibraltar, which sailed a month previous the was then standing olf. Cleared at Gibralter, leb. 4 to 21, Ameri can ship Edward, Taber, Marseilles; brig Lau - ratAnu, Coffin, fauna; ship Union, Bowden, tiaiara. IVilticmtburgh Turnpike Road and Bridge Compisfiy. ffT - 'The stockholders are rea netted to at tend at the store of Miles Hitchcock, corner of Alaidea l.aoe and nassau - street from 12 to 2 o'clock oa Monday, the tlthday of May Best tor in purpnie oi electing nine directors, to a - uag the affairs of the company for toe year from that day. New - York, April 8tb, 1818. ham. USBUKN, Secretary. ap v ISW3W - A MEETING of the New - York Irish Emigrant Association, will ba held on Mooday evening. 13th inst. at 7 o'clock, at Harmony - UaU. J. W. MULLIGAN, becry. . . ap 9 THEATRE. Friday evening April 10, will be presents - Tilt1. TEMPEST. W ok T9S jcacaAaTxu island. Pros pero. Mr. Pritchard Ferdinand, Stcpl.aoo, Caliban, . . Miranda, Doriuda, y nobertsoQ Barne .. - Hilsoa . Mrs. Grotboa jiibs John Mo. After which, (for the 1st time) the ballet chv.1 LITTLE RED RIDING HOOI) ,Dtd OR, A VISIT TO af Y OB AnDttOTnE. Lubin, (the Shepherd) Mr. park., LilUe Red RidioB Hood, . Mr,. pT.V' To which will be added, the Farce of THE SLEEP WALKER. . gn;B0 . Mr. Hilsoa Performance to commence at seven o'clock. Ariel, T On Sunday next, the 12th instant, n7, service at three o'clock, P. M. a collection m he made at the Moravian Church, in Folios street, a usual every balf year, lor the rapport of Uie mission of the United BreUirea amonrth, aCATBES; when the latest interesting accouhL respecting the present state and blessed courts of said missions, will be communicated. fLs assistance of Christians of all denominations, i aid in thit important work, is most retpecmjii! solicited. ' N. B. Should the weather ba unfavorable, ths collection will be postponed till the follow Sunday. BAo Jt j ujn OCT MRS. FREiXCH, lias tooforoTCr friends and the public, .that she must unavoidably postpone her Concert until Tuesday eventne 14'h inst. ap 9 ' FUR LUXDOJY, ', i" To tail positively on the 12th iut, MJTho ship MINERVA SMYTH. e. Jatne W. llea. For passage only, apph board at Pidc - ttreet wharf, or to aP9 ARCH. GRACIE It SONS. 1 KAS AT AUC'l lOV. " IN B08TOSJ, Off WEDNESDAY, 15TH UITAIT AT II o'clock. ' 900 chests fresh Hyson Skin Tea 200 halfchests do do tOO chests superior Souchong Tea, ia whole and three quarter chests. n liOVi 40,000 pieces short yellow nankins. l he above Teas were imported in the thipSif - folk, and are now landing and ttored at Ro.5t Ceniral Wharf, where (ample may be seen, br applying to J A M ES et THOMAS II. PERKINS, p9 4tj: Bottea. HEAL MADRA - SHI)KFs.4c." 3 trunk real Madrast Hdkf. 3 bale fine Cosat 4 case Lungee Roma! Canton Craiies 4 - 4 blk. nod crostbatr'd Hdkf. Sincheiv, tattins FArsntda L't dye and cloth color tewingsj suiter India mull rauiis 7 cases Cotton Hosiery, for sale by ISAAC S. HONE, 47 Fulton - street. p9 2t - HANDKKRCHI EFS. - 2 case Luugee Ro - mall hdkfs ; S do Bandannas, of tuptriof quality, just received aud for tale by JOS.OSBORN, ap 9 28 South st. M.I I) r IRA II l. K. jt Pipe L. P. Madeira wine, entiUed to debenture, for rale by CAMBRELENG & PEARSON, np 9 67 Sooth - st 7Q SUGAR. uOO Bag bright yellow and good griia Isle of France sugar, lauding from Franci Ilea, rietta, and 249 bags double boiled Calcutta sugar, entitled to debenture, for sale by CAMJ1RELLNG & PEARSON, ,ap 9 67 Sonth - st PAPER MILL KAUS - 34 bale tinea Rtf for tale low, by i JNO. MRACKAN, ep9 3t 82 1 - 2 Pearl - ttreet. CORN MEAL. 64 hlnlt. and 89 harreltbttt yellow Kiln dried corn Moal of Tomlintoa' brand, landing, and for tale by TUCKER ft LAURIES, , ap 9 39 South - street DRl'Gs. 3 cases superior Assalcctida, 4, Cases Borax f 6 cases (.urn Copal 3 do Salamomac do do Gum Benjamin . do Tragacaulb, just landed and for J. OSBORN, 23 South - street ale b 7 P NUTMEGS. 10 casks Nutmegs, just received, and for sale by GOODHUE & Cff. ap 9 44 Suuth - street O LTEIUOl 11 ltOLUNG CLOTHS. A gm - eJ eral assortment of Holland, warranted, Bolting Cloths, of the first quality, at uncom monly low prices, by T JNO. MCRACKAJf, 1 ap 9 3t 82 12 Pearl - stret. PHII I IPS' ASTKOMIMT. EIGHT familiar Lectures on Astronomy, intended as an introduction to the Science, for the uie of young persons with plates ted diagrams, by William Phillips, author ofOttthaet of Mineralogy and Geology, ic. for sale tt Bo. 3Wall - stBy C.WILEY C(X up 9 - AN Elegant Bay HORSE, gentle in harness, and superior under the Saddle, JJ old thit.summer. for tale. Apply at the bttba of . EVAN JONES, ap 9 Ct? ' No. 60 New - street run. stub, . , ANEW, neat, light, and superior fiaitbea Boston fashion CHAISE, at the cost. Apply at C. ELLIOTTS, StabU, ' ap 9 31 1 New - ttreet 'I EiN DOLLARS HEW ARD. , STOLEN, last eveniug from the Ijitry Houte .No. 309 Greenwich - street, a d olive Great Coat, with four capet and tete throughout, wilh black tattinet ; also two fists, one nearly new. Ptunbrokers and other si requested to stop said articles if oflered for ap9 1t 1 VALUABLE INFORMATION. ; To owners aud purchaser of Ihe Illinois Military Bounty Land. - IHEtao! complete detcription of tbejou, X water, timber and prairie of each W quarter section of the Military Land, be'r the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, fioia ueS" tic and oflkial documents, may be bad i appo vn to t Rmrfii,, Corner of beuar street. A. T. GOODRICH ft CO. ( With respect to Uie descriptionrteferretl i is deemed material to make the followto ttaie - ment of facts. ' , ' . .,1 It bt alwty been the practice of the orr or of the public land, oiler Uieyharecor" the urvey of a township, to" go over the taao variou dlectioo and to note la a boor prf dtd for the purpose, every matter or thing remarkable for iu novelty, or which, beiag monly valuable, might be rendered profits " U'The private notet of nearly all 1 the "Cj have been procured to acquire thit n,,au7 and copies of U official description at and of which indistinct and indentnte exirec only are in the general land office. .erl"iT tervatioa. al.o, bat added much to the eit'J valuable information here proffered to It cannot lie questioned then, that the tww ledge of these lands acquired ia thi T"J are authentic, and infinitely wore to on a useful, and of course valeable, tnaa cae inua inv oilier source. ap v VTTANTS a situation in. a re aJtW" - ; ... V V ly a Woman, that wisnet io of children and to do ihe plain fwin the bet ofrecomixwndatioB, wrtartiierparwm lari enquire at No. 94 Cbeiry - itxeet. apSlw 1

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