The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1800 · 2
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Gazette of the United States. PHILADELPHIA MO*BAT KvrniHS, U«CFM»BK »/) MR. WAYNK, 1 SEND voti t' e eoncltilion of a ferni >ti preached by Dr. Wharton in St. M Yv's Church at Uurlmgton, on Sunday the inflant, th<; text was " Give an cacount of thy flewardlhip. ' A Sur.SCKIBKK. " BKYORIi we d.fiuifs this ('uhj-ci. it is natural tor us to rellrtt, my brethren, with mournful fennbility, th 1 1 on this very day of tlit- preted; !, .,t jr-ir, our beloved W.i'hin ;'t "i wis called upon t > give an account of his stew .ud'flip. We all knew the numer and talents with which he had heer intruded, and tVe use which he made of them ■will be eothlafoned in the faithful parses o' history, for t'ie admiration and exampl'- o ages yet unborn. But neither the'luftre n his achievements, nor the l.bours of hi: patriotism, nor the philofop[ncal commun, ot his .tffrctiotis, nor the blameless tenor o his life, would induce me on this day &c in thr place, to call your attention to his «ver-che rifhrd memory, were I not persuaded tha he ranked among those faithful few, who art habitually prepired to give an account o their ftewardftlip. There arc but two way: of arriving at the knowledge of human clia ra(\er. The one by a man's words and tin other by his anions. Let the character oi our Wafllinftton be examined by this test and his christian enemiesf, who have rt proached him with the cold apathies of D>- ism, and his unbelieving admirers, who will to rsdure his principles to the ftmdardo] their own sceptical indifference to religion, wc mull either blufli at their ignorance <u acknowledge their tniftake. A» to the public dec!ai.itions of this g'eat and »ood mar on the fuhjedt of religion, they were folenu: and explicit, such as no Deist could utter without the imputation of the deeprft hvp- ■ crify. From the very commencement of his public carer-r, to its gl lious termination, he appears to have lived under an awful conviftion of a fbp?ritltetlding Providence, tc have looked up to it continually as his councilor in di'ficultie?, and his protefW in danger. Did he evrr write an addrtfs 01 a disc >urf- to bit fellow-citizen; their Creator, without imploring upon hil beloved country the choicest blellings ol Heaven and fohc-itintr its diredlion in all oin national affairs ? What can be more in>- preffive than his solemn prayer to Almighty God, in his farewell ord-rs to the army 11 that he would rn .ft gricioufly be p!-."ifei to us all to do justice, to love mere) and to demean ourselves with th-.t charity humility and picifi - t-mpr of oiind, whicl "were the charaderiftics of the Di*iiie Authoi of ourbiefltd Religion, without a" humblimitation of whose example in these things ■we can never hope to be an happy nation.' w_Wereever the genuine ivax'ms, principles, spirit, and belief of Chriftimitv exprefled mJi-e hipiily or unequivocall) than in these few word? ? They are a: far removed from the hypocritical cant o 41 Cromwe4l on the one hand, as from th: atheistical ad lref> made to fortnne b} th« Invader of Egypt, on the other. Thcj express the lentiment of a mind correft in its id-as, and glowing u ; th the affettion: of true and vital religion ; Did ever Deism speak in language like tiiis. Under tin inafque of hypocrisy, indeed, even ab rotate may at one time proclaim aloud th< belief of G ds unity to die Mahometan, anc at another tli • belief of his son Jelus, tc the christian t but where is the man 'bole enough to nfiert that W ajfiijigtnn waj at hypocrite ? D'd ever bis anions run coui' ter to his prof, (fiors ? Was not the whult tenor of his en"du£l a bright comment upoi his principle." ? As no pr fane word eve dropt from his l ps, fj no ailioii of his lift ever indicat-d a w-.nt i,f refpett to Religion In the pirts of it, he wa: pui'idlHal and edifying, and I trust com plied with thrffl more from a sense of per ion aI, than of public duty. Ho indeed made no vain parade of his religious opiir ions, reserving the open proft flian of then to those f .lr-mn oc Cations, when they woulc probably be more edifying and impreflive and what Mmitelqnieu •■bferves of the i'ica Duke of Berwii k, applies with eqiirtl pro priety to our illuitrious 1.-ilow-citi»en, tha no man, in p> lite, " I'poLe less o religion, or pratticed more of it." *' Shew me tli J" faith, by thy works," fay: of all relL.ious ex< ellencc nothing costs less t< the indolence of our nature, or the afcen «!ency of our pafTions, thfl) high and evet extraordinary pretenfi ns to religion, ant how frequently these have evaporated int< nothing', or produced fruits more becoming 9 Pharisee than a Chriflian, let obf-rvatici and experienc; pronoi! -ce G d foibid tha I fliould be so tar lailimderftood, as caftinf any reflecti- 1 !) on religious conversation vlien ir.trodo'r ; wiili propiit ty, and appliet with difcr-tion. But there are certiii elevat-d ftitions 111 society in which action speak with peculiar energy in recommending religion and virtue, Persons in these fitua tions arc friJom fut rounded with eharadler of o rtligious cast of mind. Any attemp to obtrude f-icb sentiments upon then a, ass ft'tion, and confrquently lose it tff°e<s>. Uinl.-r tli'fe circun.ft-inces, wha was our Great Chief to purine, but ti model his whole conduct with such diligeoci and accuracy upon th? spirit and maxim cf the Gotpel, that all men bch' Iding it might glorify our FA Th KII, ivl)j is 11 JLuven.'' l'hictd at the head of anew fSeeAnti Jocubin Review. | See Buor,»p ric'i Pru«!amath>n in Italy am born indeed, but important' Nation, as full leader in war, arid ruler in peace, he conceived hinifait' -charged with a commilluin as burthenfome, as it was moni-n----tous, as dangerous as it was honour able. As the head of a iiatian, he regardit as a trud, and as an individual, as a fteward'hip, of which he was one day • to give ill a lev ere account. He found hiinl'elf called upon to intsrwe.ive'the intricacies of policy with the duties of o>nfcience, to blend the adUvity of the Stats fman with thi moderation of the Ghrifkia.i ? and accordingly we behold him in every ciicnmllnice and lituatibn the . treasures of his J great mind untainted with any of those ; weak [-(TeS, or depravities, w|ii«.h too often | debali: the deliberations of C ibinets and the I traiifadiiMis of nations. Hifl >ry, in tra| cing the virtues of this hero, will never find | thfin deviating from the maxims ef ch«iftian mt-grirv. In the midst ofapplauft, and (yrrotindtd by honours, such p'rhaps, as never fell to the lot of any mortal before liini, Ihe will behold hi in niodell, unarming and diffident. She will discover him controuling' all those inferior propenlities of onr mature which the gospel is calculated to nrodcrate or destroy. She will hehold him difintereflr-d and liberal refilling every pecuniary recompence for his Cervices, or returning it back into the bofoin of the public. She will behold him tifight in all his dealings temperate in all his enjoyments abounding in every good work, and void of off-nc b.-fa-c God and before Men. Such was the man, my brethern, whose memory every American is boundto hold in everlading veneration, whom the representatives of our nation may extol in the gates and whom the mimftert of religion may commemorate in the temples without the censure cf impropriety or flattery. © Wafhiugton ! the folernn addreft "give an account of thy flewardfhip," had we tiuiln* | terrors for thee. Th"U hadft preserved the fqitb, thou hadfl fin idled thy courfi?, and therefore there was laid up for thee a crown ; not for tbee only, hut for all who lnve the coming; of the LordJefus"to whom, &c. See. Shipment of Flour ta Eng'and. A merchant remarks on this fubjeil with a.hope of its beiny; ul*ful to his fellow citizens, and at. the fame time widiing them to oblerve every advantage which the obje£t really h >lds out. That from the various documents publi(h«J by the government of Great Britain, their aim is evidently to exite alarm of scarcity, and thereby encourage a importation. It must be reco!le&ed that it has been the habit if Great Britain to become alarmed at the leafl appearance of scarcity and tha* until the hit year tliofe alarms ha*» jf -n.Tilly proved groundless to the ruin of numerous adventurers in grain, See. Until very lately our accounts from England have been that their crop was an abundant one, and under that impreflion, one barrel of flour was fold at 46i in Augult lad in the London market, without any bounty being allowed. Now if the fgarcitv is so great and so alurming as the Hmilh government hold out, whv do they not offer such bounties as will allure us that it is so and allure us if *e lliip tlii-in flour at 10 dollars per LUI A motion has been made in the Britilh House of Commons to allow such a bounty 011 flour as will make up 70s. per bsrrel, to the importer, taking toe average price of the three weeks preceding the veflels arrival. This is no security whatever, for it is pr-fumable that the price will progieflively fill with conliderable importations, so that the price of the 3 preceding weeks may a\erage 70s. and yet your flour may be fold at 4 6s. or peihaps much lower and you receive no bounty whatever. If indeed the price was made up 70s. place taking the average of the 3 fuccee'dmg weeks it would be a security and only a rea- I'onable one too ; when at )afl ten dollars here, flour will do little mire than save it. felf, and a peace would reader it a ruinous bufinsfsto the concerned. COMMUVIQAriOX. Remarks from the brig Polly & Mary Ann's Log-Book, from Tobago. On the 3111 OA. I 8' 1 0, being bound for j Tobago, and 111 fight of the lllmd, was cha| fed by an armed vefi\'l for four hours, who j after firing several (hot b.ought us too , I flic proved to be the Brititti sloop of war I Busy, who Cent a boat with an officer on j board, who overhaul'd my papers, and then i sent them on board the Busy for examinatii on ; he then fearvhed the veflel fore and aft, and after trea'ing m.• with insolence, Sc taking Robert RuiTel, a Teaman from me, I was permitted o proceed. By being detained by them two hours, brought on night, which had like to caulV the lots of my vessel and cargo, by getting 011 a reef, uiknown to in , going into Tobago harbour. On the full December, 10 leagues N.N. W. of it. Thomas, was brought too by the Britilh frigate Diana, capt. Beresford, who sent his boat on board with an officer, who o*e haul'd my papers, searched the vefTol fore and aft, gave me a specimen of his politenels, and took from me A/artin Quin, my Mate; I then hauled down my colors, and told th m I gave upthevelTel to them, as they had taken my only Officer, audi had but two lea men 011 board, it wa3 impoflible for me to reach my deflined port ; but all to noefleif\, they rrfade fail from me, and I 1 was obliged to do the bell I ceuld. Spoke 110 otner vefTel on my passage, but the Diana, 1 would fay his majesty's fliip Diana, but cannot without putting tyrannical to it. JOHN VANNEMAN, after of the brig Polly & Mary Ajiii, of Philadelphia. REMAtUES. •riii following remarks, copied from i liobdon paper, are cunrte&ed Ihe Currefpondence, publiihed in Saturday's Gazette. We have in his day's paier (fays the T,ond. n prim) inl'erud tlie snofl interesting articles of the very Important C( rrelpmdmce relativto ths late Overtures of Negotiation for Peace between this coimt'y and Franc e. The only p.rt »f it whi 'h, from its length and our with to prefcrve it entire, we are obliged to defer until to morrow, is the fiihlanre of the Conferences that tjok j/a e between Citizen Otto md Mr. Hammond. It is certainly of a na:urc, but as it relates m re to the private opinions and fjsatimeuts of M. Oito than to those of the French. Government, we art induce! to give the preference to the Articles of Corrclpondence wh th arc officially authnnticate !. :'h*re has not occurred, at any period during th; war, not even in the management of t<>e nejje iations entrufteft t<j Maltnrsbilry, a Itiperior infiance < f fund n afoning, of firm aduerence to national d gnity, tempered hy th? true spirit of c in illiati n, and exprelfed in cneigetic and perfpicuons language, than the aofwes atid observations of the Britilh Mini ftry in the course or the i-it«difcuffiuns. A more infidioin and deltiulive fyft-m to the real intcrel's of Great B itai.i, could not be well de. vised than the Projafl communicated on the part of the Chief Cnf (•—We were, in fa<sl, required to yield every advantage obtained by the unrivaled exertions us our navy ; and, in return we wsre to throw ou'felves upon the candour asd the mercy .-f the government of France The propofai went to give every thing to the enemy, and to deprive ns, not only ot our fuperioiity, but of the means of fifety itfelf. Hit Majesty's reply is admirably fluted to ihe «cca fie:-. ; exposing thv ibfurdity and danger of the enemy's pretenfi ns, yet conceding more tn such prctenlions could be entitled to. 1 he Counter-pr jet, wlvih gave to France every 'le benefit c nfiltently with the just rights and Security of this country, will, we ire confident, be considered hy everv unprejudiced mind, an e.nrq tivocal de nonftaation on the part of the Government <o »fFefl the restoration ol tnr.qui iity. But it appeais that nothing but the breach of ».ir inott f.>l< aiu engagements cauM induce the Cfcief Cnnful to accept a propofai highly unfavorable to himfelf, and we h ve be n caJled upon to lay ourfrlvea proftra e at his ftet. by confentirg to the con ition o' a N vil Armilliie, or t" tear afun.ler every bond ! of alhanre from which we hape to contribute to ! the refioraiion ot the general tranquility of I Europi. The d frraceful alternates has Wen rejrfied by the wisdom and fiii/uitfs of Admiiiißration : were any thing wanting to convince the w»rld of the amlii ion and perfidy of the eiuiny, it would be found in :he prelim documents. Ir is remaikable that the French Governmentjiai, iu n official comments, condemned by anticipation the late iovalion of Tuscan . In the nore and ii< rtply »o our counterprojet we find this flrong nhfervation :—" It is liy means of the Anniftice that n en are raifling in Tufcany " 'lire levies of Tufca-y were there r »re fanwlinned by the admifli"ii of France herfelf—and uas not the entrance of the Republican tro ps inf> the Tuscan territories a dire£l violation ofthe principle of Armistice, which had been/u!ly recognized f y the consulate, an J indeed formed one of the chief bales of its condul in the late Ncg ciat'ons with rtfpefl to this country ? Frem the H'a/hingtun Ftderatijl. " See nation* flnwly wife, and ju(l, " To buried merit raise the tardy bull." Johrfeii's yanij y Human Wijhes When the Father of his country died, tlie lament*lions of general torro»v were • loudly exprefied, and re-rch.ird from oneeud cf tlie continent to the other ; the press teemed with elegy and prnegyric ; the so: rum,the pulp'<t and feitate rrfounJed with eulogy and p.thuic declamation. During ; the piaxifin of grief, the frpiefentativrs fcem| ed willing to. indulge the people's I and decierd to eiedt honourable tellimonies i ot a nation's veneration and regret. ' Washington has lift us hut twelve months I h'S remains lie yctg een in the earth ; and f< rrow has fubfidrd, feeling has grown cold, : and the remembrance of his services are fading into obfcui ity, like the objects of vision, I when the fun ha* funk below the horiaon. Thus (landsthe character ofAm.'rica.ifit may i be drawn from the condudt of her delegates. A few, with liberal spirit andenlarged views wish to display the general will with mag. nifictnee and giandnt'r suitable to the occafinn : o.hcri, regardless of national dignity and not justly apprrciating the rx lt;d character, are wafting time in dejjrsding calcu- I lations of petty economy ; while the left I hope to delify'eveiyefficient plan, by propoling t> commit the memory, the fume, ; and the virtues of Wafliinjton to the fra«. gile temple of the human Ft:art. On an occ..fiun like the present, three pro- I tninentobjeds 01 conGderatim naturally present tiicmlclvrs. To honor tlte illnftriout dead, to evince a pcopl 's gratitude, and to ; decorate thr nicyopoli* honored by his name, Ipecimexs the us ful and imitative arts. It', in the wisdom of antiquity it has been cuitoirary to honor the memrtiy ut the superlatively wife and good, by foiuc sensible memorial, of ftiiking magnitude, and durable materials: has the cxp of mankind yet discovered the iinpro] rietv of the ura&ice, or imputed folly, extravagance, or fiiperftition to the principle ? If a nation chorlrs by outlaid fyn.bols to (hew its gratitude anid veneration ; ought not such reprefrntations to be obvioully difcriminstrd from others, t>y their superior granduer and sublimity ? and if it is honorable to incourage the elegant Arts, and congenial with the charafler of a refined and enlightened people to decorate with claflic taste the capital of thrir empire : what fitter opportunity or nobler lubjedls can be offered to the hand of genius, than to exhibit Columbia's feeling for her departed Hi'ro ! COMMUNICATION. Sir Benjamin West, whose letter w- inserted in yesterday's Fcderalifl, is a native i f; born of .objc.uK, .yet rei'pe&a- j |Ale parcrtts for the purity and simplicity of their lives and maimers. At an early period the Rev. Dr. William Smith discovered the dawiiinp.s of thof- talents which' have since raised him t6 the Presidency of the Royal Academy of Britain—and what is highly honorable both to Mr. Weft, and to his Royal Patron, he was, dining all the war, frequently permitted to deliver his patriotic opinions in favourof AmelMcar' independence, to the royal ear, without'reproach ; and altho' these sentiments of Mr. Weft were made life of, by his rivals, to remove him from hii IHtion as Historical Painter to the King, yet they did not succeed. The votes of the Electors of Rhode Island. contrary to all theprinted have been given as follow ; For John Adaras 4 C. O. Pintkoey 3 Johji Jay I A waer veftfid iy evening observed, that Jefferson (if the report of the day was true) had only the luck of many a good traveller to meet with a Sand-Burr. They are tick- Lsb at firft, but painful afterwards. Norfolk pap. The {hip Mercury,having on board a very valuable cargo, from the river La Plata, ijound to Philadelphia, is taken by the British and carried into Halifax ; 70,000 dollars in specie were landed from her at Ha lifax. A gentleman arrived at Baltimore from Kentucky, informs from good authority, that Mr. Burr will have 4 vot*s in that slate, Mr. JefFerfon 3, and the other vote will be thrown away. A letter from NafTiu, of the 27th ultimo, mentions, that a (l""p called the B-tfey, captain Tory, was 1 'ft on the Abaco Keys ; cargo fived, b.:t damaged. In of Commons, of N; Carolina, Mr. Fitt presented a bill for the timber taxing of Bachelors, and to forward the population of the (late, by promoting and encouraging matrimony. Six fail of Urge armed thips, with troops from Lo'dan for Surrinam, were spoken Nov. 8, lat. 27, long. 37, 3 ■>. Price Current at Havnnrtu Dec. t. Flour, 16 a 17 dolls per bbl. Beef, 18 a2O do do Pork, none at m.irket, and in great de. maud. Died, at York fwi, P nnfyWani*, on the 11ft inltant, after a tedious illness, tha honorable Thomas Hartlj, for a l"ng time a member of congress for the state of Pcnnfylvania, aged 52 years. Monf. Piertr Sainlo Duvvivier. yr.ns, one »f the prifonert from St. Domin>?o, brou>h in by the Trumbull. He was a commflary of national sequestrations at Petit Guave, and has left a widow and two children 111 captivity. "JpHE lubfcribcr in the decline of life, having I. determined to relinquish the Printing Bufinefj, hs therefore off. rs at private fjle, two excellent Mahogany Printing Pr. flc«, with an extensive of Printing 1 ypes including as Hebrew and Greek Font, the whole anffnmjting to 34 fonts, well assorted, wuh every rtquifiu, in excellent order and in good condition, ea culated for extensive bo kwork, or a daily also, a geiural and us ful affnrtment of Flowers, Cuts an j Ornaments, with esery other implement in the printing bufmcfc He will also disp is* sf A tvvo-flory Brick House, On the corner of Latitii-Court and B.ack Horu Alley, which he now occupies as a Printing Office, *8 b y 3J ; the fecimd story ha< 8 large windows, 14 panes in each, and a lofty garret for drying paper ; wi h a cellar under the whole. The lituation and accommodations are inforior to none in this city, and may be f»'d feperate or tiig'rther to suit the purchafurs. For further particular apply to ROBERT AITKEN, Dec* 19 Toung Ladies Boarding and Day School. North Eighth urert, S«ckel's R«w, No. j6. MRS. bMI TH, at the request of many refpettablr Ladies in Philadelphia, will open her l'chool for the reception of young Ljdies from 4 y-ars of age, . n v.-ry moJe.ate terms, the firll of January—El g i(h and languages will be taught grammatically; writing, and every kind of ufetul and ornanwntal needlework., A (filled by an Englilh lady of acknowledged alilitic-, Mrs Smith bfgs leave to aflure fhdfe who (hill be pleated to entrust their children to her c.-.rc,that unremitted attention (hall be paid them—And file returns her mod grateful thank* to her friends for their kind exertions, and to those who have alrnadv done her to engage with her their children Mr. Smith's Drawing Academy isnow open for the reception of Ladi's and Gentlemen, in which drawing is taught in all its branches. I.ikrwife that ornamental painting which has become the lathi nable employment of the Ladies in Europe. Hours for Ladies Iron two to lour and for Gentlemen from four to fix and from fix to tight, lucfdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Mr. Smith holds in very grate:ul remembrance the attention ol his friends during his long affli&mg illness. and solicits them to uic their endeavors to get him fach employ as they may think ad apted to hit merits. Ladies atterded at their own apartments as usual deember 29 m&w tf i BRUTUS. Employment Wanted BY A CLERK, WHO can produce good recommendations. Enquire at ibe Office of the Gazette of the Uniti.d tattt. Dccfijiber 19 Jt Printing Office FOR SALE. No, ti, Market Href. m« th tf By this Day's Mails NEW-YORK, December 27. The Editor of the New.York Gazette was not able yesterday to notice the Translations from Paris Papers received by the (hip Argus—lndeed, they are not interesting, the papers being crouded with internal regulations, ol no contequer.ce to this country The following articles are translated troni a Paris piper of the 10th ult. Paris November 10.—The commercial relations between the United States and Denui.itk are daily iticreafing, the Court et Copenhagen, which hitherto had no Minillcr in America, has appointed M de BulcherbilTen Minister relident at W.ttnngten. Ihe Price ot Or. in has experienced a considerable declenlion. libid.} We are informed that a rich Lead Mine has been discovered at Faithlegg, in Ireland, on the ellate of M G. Balton. M. Cotzbue was for three years Dire&or of the Theatre at the Court of Vienna He was deprived of that office, together with 1000 florins, he could not spend out of the hereditary eflates. At present lie dire&s the Imperial Theatre at St. Peter- Iburg, in Russia, with an appointment of 12000 Rubles ; besides an eftablilhment, a roy.l carriage at his orders, the rank of Colonel, and several other advantages ; in addition to which, he is in possession of an eftaie belonging to the Crown, worth 3000 Rubles per annum. TRIBUTE TO LORD NELSON. London, Nov. 11. Yesterday, the newly appointed Lord Mayor, attended by a in agnificient procession, proceeded to Weltminfter Hall. Oa landing at Blackfriars, they were joined by the carriage of Lord Nelion, who was waiting to receive thnn ; but as soon as the populace difcovercd the vehicle, which was to convey the hero of tho Nile, they unharnelTed the horses, and drew him in triumph to Guild Hall. Between four and five thotifand ladies and gentlemen then fat down to dinner. Aftej fcveral toads had been given, Lord Nelion was requtfted to come forward that he might receive tbe Sword lately voted to him 011 account of his very exti aordinary fe-vices. Thf gailant of rhe Nile then pre. fened hiinfrlf to an admiring aflembl.igr, taking his (ituation, as rcquedrd, under a ii'iamphal arch, when he was thus addrelled by Mr Chamberlaine Clarke, fupporied by Mr. Crowther, the Comptioiler and Chamberlain. 4 Lord Nelson, ' In cheei lul obedience to an unaninou* refolutiou of the right hon. ths lord mayor, alderman and commons, of the city of London in common council allemoled, I prefenv your Lordship with the thanks of the court for the very importont vitWy obtained by a fqjadrnn i*f his rwaj Ity's Iliips under your command, ovei a superior French fleet, off the month of the Nile on the 'lft of (pleaded and deciiive—unexampled in naval hifl»ry—and the hu-heft honour 011 the courage ana abili ies of your loidlhip and your otKcera and "the discipline aud irrcfifta.ile bravery of Br tifli feauien, and which must beprodu&ive of the greatelt advantages to this country, and every of the civilize ,ed world by tending to fruftrate the dcllgnj ot' our implicable enemy, and by rowling o her nations to unite and reGnft their unprincipled ambition ! " And as farther testimony of the high esteem which the court entertains of your Lord (hip's public service; and of ihe eininenc advantages which you have ren.iered your country, I have the honor to prefenttoyour Lord (hip This Swo:;d 1 1 he consequences of the I am thus called on to applaud, are perhaps, unequaled in the hiflory of mankind ! A numerous army, which trimnpaei in Europe over brave and veteran troops commanded by officers cf the mod eltablilhed reputation, landed in Egypt, under the command or bun who now (\vays the G. llic sceptre, with designs of the moil ambitious and extensive nature. One of their objefts, as acknowledged by themfrlves, wa* to annihU lat« by degiees, the Englilh East India trade, and finally, to get into their polTeffion the '/hole commerce of Africa and Asia. " Such were the gigantic views of our implacable foe; and inch confidence had they in the fleet which convoyed them, and in the station it took on the coalt ot the devoted country, that it bade drfi.» llC e to the whole navy ot Britain. But at this momentuous period, the Almighty d.rested your Lordlhip, as his chosen instrument, to check therr pride, and crush their force, as a maritime power, during the present contest. 1 l,e cii cumfttnces attending this grand dilplay ot providential int-rpolhior. and Britilh prowels mull interell the feeling of ot Every Hid a space been chorm to exhibit to the world a 1W K ! C for fupenori ty innautkal Ik,II, and personal valor between the two greatest naval powers of the globe, none cauld ha/e been more happily felefled. The three grand divifiuns of the ancient world were witnelTes; and the rti ol es which had beheld the drftiu&ion of the Perlun navy by the Greeks, and the heroic ads of Sefoftris now resounded with the echo of Britilh thunder ! To your Lordlhip b -longs the praise of having added glory to such a Irene Ihe heroes appl aid would them, lelves have applauded us! and he, who ages iince led his three hundred againit an a[— molt countlels hod, might, on that proud day, have wished himfelf a Briton. " 'he thanks of your country, my Lord, attend you ; its honors await you j but a nigher praise than even these imply is yours, in the moment of jrourun-

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