Thus the feudal system in England, tho' ||“ the people, and every blessing of socie. | folemnly disavowed by his sovereign, and originally much more despotic and oppres. “ ty, depend so much upon an upright and that ample satisfaction will be made to the live than in most other European coun “ skilful administration of justice, that the

United States for the infult, as well as for tries, has been in a manner, checked and judicial power ought to be distin&t from the injury they have suffered by his order, balanced. The modern hereditary nobili " both the legislature and executive, and The friends of our adminiftration have ty seldom discover a great degree of capac independant upon both, that so it may been ready, as might naturally be expec. ity or enterprise.--Proudly relying on “ be a check upon both, as both should be ed, to take great credit to themselves for their wealth and titles ; nursed in the lap “ checks upon that. The judges, there. these apologetic papers, from the two for. of sloth, & enervated by debaucheries, they f fore, should always be men of learning eign ministers. To the nation it is of no are usually deficient in that energy and “ and experience in the laws, of exempla immediate importance what was the really thole talents, which are requisite for the “ ry morals, great patience, calmness and operative caule which induced the Mar. dispatch of weighty business. The young " attentior ; their minds should not be quis, and, what is yet more, the Citizen, er Tons of noblemen, together with many distracted with jarring interests ; they thus to humble themselves, and their

gov. others of thining talents, who sprung “ should not be dependent upon any man, ernments, before the rising spirit of our from common families, have, in latter " or body of men.

To thele ends they country. But it may fairly be remarked, years, been principally employed on the “ should hold estates for life in their offi that these diplomatic balsams were not apvenerable seats of justice, and as counsel ces, or, in other words, their commil plied, nor even prepared, until the meal. Jors, minifters of state and diplomatic a. ons should be during good behavior, ures proposed by the minority, in both gents.

" and their salaries ascertained and eftab. houses of Congrels, and the general exas. W. lished by law.

peration of the public, out of doors, had “ For misbehaviour, the grand inquest || forced our reluctant Executive into the o. “ of the colony, the house of representa pinion, that all was not peace and friend.

tives, should impeach them before the ship towards us, abroad—had compelled

governor and council, when they should Political.

him to assume some appearance of that vig“ have time and opportunity to make their our, which manifesled itself, in such en.

fence ; but if convicted, should be re ergy, throughout the country, and had oFROM THE CHIRLESTON COURIER.

" moved from their offices, and subjected | bliged his adherents, in the national senate to such other punishment as shall be

and house of representatives, to substitute, IT would take a long and laborious life,

thought proper."

at least, something, for the spirited relolu. to collect into one mass, and display in


tions and efficacious measures proposed by Now how is this change of opinion to be

Mr. Griswold and Mr. Rols. Had the their true colours, the endless inconfften. cies and contradictions of the anti-federal

accounted for ? Was Mr. Jefferson fo | minority in Congress, and the people in politicians and advocates. Here they are

young and inexperienced in 1776, that he general, been as tame and indifferent, un. found parading in fine robes, borrowed was incapable of making up his mind upon

der the conduct of the Spanish intendant, trom the tederal party when in office principles ? Certainly not-and that opinprinciples ? Certainly not-and that opin- | as the head of the Union appeared to be

, there we see them ftrutting in their own

ion of his, is a proof of it ; for so far as it until lashed into exertion by his political dowlas and tinsel. Here contradicting ev. goes, it is a just one ; indeed so just that he opponents at home, we should, in all

pro. ident matter of faćt, there contradičting || could hardly look into a book upon the sub- || bability, not have seen, at this day, those themselves. Yesterday asserting that black | jeet of constitutional rights, where the fame humble deprecations of the Marquis

, and is white, to-day that white is black. Now principle is not laid down. Then what can

principle is not laid down. Then what can those anxious expoftulations of citizen Pi. denying to the late administration the finall.

chon, which have ornamented the columns it be, but a derermination to make every eit particle of merit-again, in the eager principle bend to the purposes of party, and of our newspapers. ness and impetuosity of self-applause, con

to his political designs ? The people will Viewing the subject in this light, the real

know what value to let upon men who can American patriot must rejoice at that sen. fesling what they so denied.

thus play fast and loose with principles, as sibility, and that vigour, which flowing But this inconsistency in inferior agents

it suits their

convenience, and answers from the circumference to the centre, 'inis harmless, when compared with that dil. played by the leading man of the country. their private views.

fpired the government with animation not

its own, and shamed our national rulers The people of America are so well aquaint

into something like rehttance. They have, ed with the sentiments of our President, and

indeed, while hurried along by the torrent his partizans in the senare, on the subject


of universal feeling, complained that it of the judiciary system, that it would be use

was rushing into war. But those letters, less trespass on the line of our readers to


which they now publish, exhibit lucid derepeat them : They have seen that judiciaSIR,

monftration, that a bold and undaunted ry receive a severe wound ; they have leen

THE two letters which have been offi. [pirit was the true line of pacific policy, 1:0 its right called in question and denied ; | cially published, from the Marquis de Cala less than of national honour. and a majority of the Legislature deciding

Yrujo, to the Secretary of State, and from There is a most essential advantage in conformity to the arguments and princi.

the citizen Pichon to the governor of which the Union will derive from the ples of thule who denied it. Now let them

Louisiana, must be truly gratitying to the temper displayed by the minority, in compare those opinions with the principles feelings of every genuine American. If

feelings of every genuine American. It Congress, and by the great majority of the laid down in 1776 by our President him.

they are not absolutely conclusive to prove people on this occasion. The Marquis fel:-(then pian Mr. Jefferson)-in a let.

thai che intendant of New.Orleans acted tells the Secretary of State that, from the ter to Jutge li ythe, of Virginia, written in

without authority from his Court, in de. first, he was satisfied the intendant's order reply is one from that Judge to him, when

priving our citizens of their right of de was unauthorised ; but, to remedy this acthe Conftitution was forming.

pofit there, at least they give us substantial knowledged injuflice and injury, he then reason to expect that the enjoyment of this only remon/irated to the intendant, and

right will inmediately be reitored to us ; ) dispatched a letter to the governor genera', ment in all its braaches, the inórals of that the procedure of the intendant will be at the Havanna. The result of these ex



cover a

pedients has shewn their inefficacy. "But the issue of remonftrance, and, in the

tain bill was once found, he will be enabled to disnow, (says the Marquis,) I fhall take upon meantime, formally to boast, in a speech to

strong presumptive proof" of duplicity myselt to adopt measures which must in Congress, of the continuance of peace and (not to call it by a worse name) in the character of a fure to the United States, the enjoyment friendship abroad. Is there a man in these certain great man. of all the rights ftipulated in the twenty

United States who can believe, that if the What will be the final result of the prosecutions second article of the treaty, ON THE @r. notice taken by our government and nation against the junior editor, we know not ; nor do we

wish, at present, to hazard a conjecture. His cace rival at Nexo-Orleans of the difpatches, sf this flagrant outrage comunitted by the which will be forwarded under ihis date. Spaniard, had rested there, we should ever involves a question of great magnii ude; and on its [March 10, 1803.]

have seen the Marquis's letter, of the 10th decision rests, in a degree, the Liberty of the Press. If it is in the power of the Marquis, of March or citizen Pichon's letter to the It is a question in which every member of the comnow, to interfere, in a manner paramount governor of Louisiana ? If there be, it is | munity is deeply interested ; for if the publishing to the authority of the intendant, and to o. Turely a man who judges of events by other of truth concerning the elective officers of our gov. pen the navigation of the river, notwith principles than those of experience, and of ernment is a crime, punisliable by every inferior Itanding any opposition by him, it must men by other foundations than their con state court, the press is in serious danger. Silence have been equally in the Marquis's pow- duct. No, Sir. There is an in:ernal evi. or falskool must be ihe only resort ; and in such a er to have done the same thing, when he dence in the very history of these transac situation of affairs, how long can the people expect dispatched his first letter of remonftrance ; || tions, which speaks louder than all politi to re:ain their liberty ? that is in December last. If such was then cal prejudices, or all sophistical argument. But we must indulge a hope that Mr. Spencer's bis power, why did he not exert it ? Mr. While the rulers of our nation were tame attempts will be unavailing. Whatever may be our Jefferson has told us, that the produce, and pufillanimous, and humbly intreated own fate, we are still compelled to believe, that our from our Western country, has usually the Marquis to remonstrate, to dispatch a Attorney-General cannot even by the weight of all descended the river in February. Hai letter, to-do nothing at all; their fuc. his power and influence, prevent the circulation of the Marquis's first dispatch to the intend cels was exactly correspondent to their ex truth among the people. Nay! we believe it is as ant been peremptory—had his measures pedients. The intendant received the min . much impossible for him to smother the voice of then been such as to insure our enjoy. ister's reinonstrance, and treated them with truth, as it is to stifle the inward whispers of con

science. The first will, in thundering accents, ad. ment of our ftipulated rights, the ob- || affected contempt. When the temper of struction would have been removed, so the nation was apparently rouled, when the dress him in public, whilst the latter will hover that he produce might have come in its minority in both houses of Congress had round his pillow, and haunt his private reflections. accust omed period. By delaying his irre- || Suggested and advocated measures rather He may possibly, by multiplied and malignant perfiftible injunctions until the 10th of March, more energetic, when the French and Span. secutions, crush one press—he may destroy one pathe Marquis has co-operated with the in ish ministers b came convinced, that the per-he may ruin one printer. And does he ima. tendant to deprive us of the benefit of nav. nation would act with more vigour than its gine, after he has done this, that his conduct will igating the Mississippi for one entire sea Executive dared to speak, then we see them

be secure from scrutiny ? No! Let hiin rest assurfon, and, by the acknowledgment that this both not only take the proper steps to re

ed, that, however grating it may be to the ears of obftruction was “ without the colour of move our cause of complaint for the future,

tyrants, THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD ! and the a pretext," he has recognized the claim of but consent to the publication of their let

destruction of an individual cannot arrest its pro

gress. the United States upon his master for am. ters, to calm, by apologies and excuses, the ple indemnity from this injury. It is to rising, and just indignation of the Ameri

An attempt to shackle the press is but a misera.

ble proof of a man's integrity. Surely, the plane be hoped that our government will prop can people.

that shrinks from the rays of the sun, must have erly insist upon, and obtain this indemnity;

sprung up in a cloudy day, or under cover of the that they will take the benefit of that dig.

darkness of night. So the man who shudders at the nified and honourable spirit manifested by

voice of truth, can thrive only when the political the country, however ashamed they may

Balance Closet.

horizon is overspread with clouds, or when darkness be to acknowledge it ; that they will see

and delusion overshadow the earth. and avail themselves of this demonstration,

LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. that the way to obtain juftice, from tor

The wise, the honest and truth-telling Bee, says, eign nations, is to display the firm resolu.

No. X.

“ The federal party exulted mightily and croaked tion to obtain it.

IT is deemed unnecessary to add any comments

“ loudly, at the failure of the attorney general at the When they considered the occlusion of

" last election. How will they bear the mortificaconcerning Mr. Spencer's attempt to shackle the “ tion of losing the election of Mr. Van Ness ?" New Orleans as the merę unauthorised act of the intendant, it seems the only thing , editor under heavy bonds to keep the peace and be

press with previous restraints, by laying the junior It is strange that our potent attorney-general can. they thought of asking from the Marquis

not keep the Bee from running its head into such unof good behaviour. The fact speaks for itself; and lucky scrapes. Even Mr. Spencer's political ene.. was to remonftrate, to dispatch a letter.

Mr. Spencer's motives are well understood. Had mies have forborne to say a word about last year's And the good Marquis, who knew very

the object been attained, the junior editor would election ; but since Mr. Holt will be meddling, he well he could do more ; that he could, it

have been debarred from following his business, un. must be noticed.-Last year, Mr. Spencer was plache please, interpose with measures which

less he would have consented to act the part of a ed on the democratic ticket to give it weight-the . should insure to the United States the en.

democratic printer, and never publish any TRUTH weight was so great that the whole ticket sunk under joyment of their rights, was by no means

concerning the officers of government. One circumdisposed to works of supererogation-He stance, however, is deserving of notice. It should

it, and the attorney-general was actually the lowest of

the side, by a number of votes. This year, Mr. Van did what they required of him, and at

be recollected, that Mr. Spencer contended for lay. Ness had the bighest number of votes, on the federal tempted nothing more. Mr. Jefterson, ey

ing the defendant under the above mentioned bonds ticket ; and indeed the whole number of votes given er willing to repose upon the pillows of

on the ground that he was a libeller ; and that, tho' for him were sufficient to carry his election ; but by peace, ever lending a ready ear to the footh.

he had not been convicted of publishing a libel, still placing several ballots in the wrong box, and omiting lullabies of the dulcimer, and ever that the grand jury having found a bili against him, ning the W in others, he failed. shrinking with horror from the hoarse ex

was a strong presumptive proof thai he was a libel It was not in the year 1803 that a candidate for citements of the trampet, and the rattling ler. Now, if the reader will also recllect how a member of assembiy, gave a FIVE BOLLAR BILI terrors of the drum, was content to wait certain grand jury was once formed, and how a cer. fos -a very bonorable piirpuu.


small pox.


ger; and have therefore cause to fear.

But lightning, which has power to rive
the strongest oaks, and even the hardeft
rocks, seldom, if ever, passes between the From Poulson's American Daily Advertiser.
feathers, and pierces the bodies of birds. *
The latter, as if conscious of their sale.

ty ; and, at the same time, exhilarated by
the change of air, that begins to be purifi.

How to vaccinate several hundred persons with the
ed and sweetened by explosions from the

matter of a single ordinary Vaccine Pock. gathering clouds, discover marks of glee:

and they have indeed real cause for their FOR THE BALANCE.

A MEMBER of the London VACCINE exprcflions of joy.

INSTITUTION mixed the fluid of a single

Man, exalted by reason, and still more Cow-pock with a drachm measure of water ON WASILING AND CLEANSING THIE STEMS by religion, should in this, as in all other of about the temperature of 70 of FarenOF FRUIT TREES.

respeêts, act a higher part than the beasts heit. Of three subjects vaccinated with of the field and the fowls of the air. A this diluted matter, two took the disease in

thunder-tempest presents one of the fubli. the usual way. The remaining third was OBERT MARSHUM, Esq.

mest scenes in nature ; and its sublimity is yaccinated in each arm, with one puncture England) having mentioned some exper.

blended with a degree of awfulness pro- | with this diluted matter, and also in each iments which he made in washing trees, portionate to the danger to which it exposes arm, in like manner, with undiluted vacobserves, that all the ingredients in vege. ihe precious life of man. A thoughtless, | cine matter, but all these four punctures tation united, which are received from ihe and much more, a frolick some levity, dur- || failed to produce the disease, the subje&t be. roots, ftem, branches and leaves of a mol- | ing such a scene, tho' becoming birds, || ing an adult, and probably having had the sy and dirty tree, do not produce half the would be highly unbecoming men and wo. increase which another receives, whose

On the other hand, they should not The above is extracted from Tillok's stem is well cleansed. He thinks it clear discover the Itupid amazement, or the tran. Philosophical Magazine, and is ot so much that this greater share of nourilhn.ent can. cic fright of brutes.

importance to extend the blessings of vacci. not come from rain ; becaule the dirty Thunder and lightning are necessary a

nation, that the Printers of Newspapers it is ftem will retain the moisture longer than gents in the grand operations of nature :

hoped will generally republish this article. when clean ; and the nourishment drawn they are “ ministers of good” to man. from the roots, and imbibed by the bran- kind; and their general tendency is to The vaccine inoculation continues to ches and leaves must be the same to both save lite, rather ihan to destroy it. By || make rapid progress in Spain and Italy, trees.

killing noxious vapours, and clarifying || In Catalonia, 7000 persons were inoculated It is the opinion of this writer, that a and sweetening the air, they render it in the course of nine months ; and by its great fhare of vegetative ingredient is con wholsome, and prevent the spread of pesti- || means, the fatal ravages of the small pox veyed in dew : that the moss and diit, lence and other mortal diseases. For one have been stopped in the department of which furround the stems of trees, absorb | person, destroyed by lightning, thousands

person, destroyed by lightning, thousands | Milla, where, during three months only, the fineit particles of the dew ; and also and hundreds of thousands would be des. 12,000 persons have submitted to the vaca a&t as a kind of Icreen in depriving the troyed by poisons and mortal contagions in cine operation. tree of that share of air and fun which it the atmofphere, if this powerful inftru

[Montbly Magazine for December, 1862. requires.

ment to cleanse it were never used.

The fear arising from thunder-storms ihould therefore be, in a manner, loft in

gratitude for the general good, which they monitorial Department.

occafion : and parents instead of setting
before their children, on such occasions,

USEFUL AND CURIOUS. To aid the cause of virtue and religion.

an example of confternation and wild at.
fright, which would tend to render them From DOMESTIC ENCYCLOPEDIA.

miserable through life, mould endeavour

to fortify their minds by arguments drawn MR. BOULARD, architect at Lyons, has

from reafon, philosophy and religion. lately invented a very simple preparation, ON TIIE DREAD OF THUNDER.

attended with little expence or trouble, and * It is the pra&ice of some people al- || admirably calculated to detend wooden maEASTS discover a consciousness

ways to rise from their beds, when thun. terials from being consumed by flames, of danger at the approach of a thunder

der tempejts happen during the night- || though expoled to their influence for two tempeit : they leave their food; and their season ; whereas a bed, filled with fiath hours. After many tedious experiments, ers, is the safest situation that can be

he found that a solution of pot.alh is the looks and postures betray symptoms of fear and amazement. But birds, thielded from

most efficacious liquid for resiting the ac. found.

tion of fire, longer than any other fluid. the fatal bolts by their feathers, are fearless.

That observation induced him to apply that While the thunder roars, and the dark and

substance in a kind of paint or coating on heavy cloud is moving on towards them, APHORISM.-He, who is led by the wood, which was completely rendered fire. they are often seen in a playful frolick some paflionate, has three enemies to cope with proof, in the following ealy manner : dif. mood. Both are guided by an unerring during life-the contempt of the good. solve such a quantity of potah in cold wa. inftine. Beasts are sometimes struck the tyranny of his leaders, and rangling ter as that fluid is capable of holding in fodead by lightning: they are in real dan- discomuni.--Lavater.

lution, walh ur daub

with it all the boards,


wainscoating, shingles, &c. which are in


presenting him with the money, added, that tended to be prepared. Then dilute the

they hoped he would not make them, who same liquor with a little water ; add to it

were but a few, accountable for what the luch a portion of fine yellow clay as will


whole nation did fo many thousand years amake the mixture of the confiftence of the

go. common paint employed on wood; and

A certain governor of Egypt having oc This being all the governor wanted he lastly, stir it into a small quantity of flour casion for a sum of money, tell upon the took their money, for which he gave them paste, in order to combine both substances

following moft extraordinary method to (in the name of the Egyptians) a receipt in intimately. With this mixture all wood raise it.

part payment for the borrowed jewels, and en materials ought to be coated three or four times, similar to painted work. Thus,

He issued out an order, commanding the

so left the same door open for any ot his fucwood will be secured from the action of

cessors, who may think proper to take the chief of all the Jews* settled in Egypt to

same steps to squeeze that poor unfortunate fire, though exposed to it for a time exceed appear before him on a certain day; on their being conducted into his presence,

people. ing two hours; but the greatest advantage of this excellent preparation consists in the

they found him surrounded with his Divan

or Council, and the Pentateuch in his hand circumstance, that it prevents the wood from ever bursting into flames. M. Bou

-he then asked them if they believed all lard remarks, that 20 lbs. fitted yellow clay,

that was written in that book, co which they Hitorical Sketches. 1 1-2lb. of flour for making the paste, and replied that they did, saying that it contain: ilb. pot-ash, are sufficient to prepare a

ed the precepts of their religion, on which
he turned to and read the 11th and 12th

AMONG all the instances of horrid fesquare rood (French meature and weight) of deal boards ; so that the expences, when chapters of Exodus, in which is recorded | rocity in battle, perhaps there is none furcompared with the importance of the obje&t, the account of the Jews', just before their passes the following.

In the year 1512, Henry VIII. King are indeed trifling. It is further deserving It is further deserving departure out of Egypt, borrowing of the

of England, sent out an English fleet unof notice, that even furniture made of wood, Egyptians their jewels of gold, silver &c.

der Admiral Knevet, which coasted near such as chairs, tables, &c. and particularly When he had finished, he told them that

the French fhores. This fleet having the fair-cases and flooring of dwelling- since they had confessed their forefathers

committed some depredations, a French houses, may be so far enabled to resist the had about 3000 years ago borrowed of the

fleet, dispatched by Francis King of ravages of the fire, that they are only redu forefathers of the Egyptains their jewels | France, iflued from Brest, under the comced to coals, or embers, without spreading &c. he had sent for them to know it those mand of Admiral Premauget. An enthe conflagration by additional flames : things had ever been returned, or satisfacmeanwhile, there are gained at least, two tion made for them : if not, he added, that presently seized the fhip of the French

gagement between them begun ; and fire hours, during which, all valuable effets it was now high time payment should be

Admiral, who finding his destruction inmay be removed to a place of fatety, and made, and that he, being the political father

made, and that he, being the political father | evitable, bore down upon the vessel of the the lives of the family at the same time, rer of that people, he was in duty bound to see cued from danger.

English Admiral, and grappling with her, that they had justice done them.

resolved to make her share his fate. In The poor astonished Jews stood filent and this situation, while the flames were con

knew not what to say, though they imme- il suming both vessels, their respective crews FROM THE AMERICAN MUSEUM. diately law through the drift of the avari. continued the horrid combat, in sight of

cious Governor. He, after waiting some both fleets which stood aloof from the awETHOD OF STAINING WOOD IN IMITA.

time tor an answer, dismissed them, but or ful engagement : and their furious shouts

dered them again before him in a few weeks, continued to be heard, till at last the TION OF MAHOGANY.

telling them that he gave them that time to French vessel blew up, and at the same

deliberate and to search their records, and time destroyed the English. TAKE a piece of eim or of plane ; stain it well with aquefortis : then take two

see whether or not they had ever returned

or made satisfaction to the Egyptians for the drams of powdered dragon's blood, one jewels they had borrowed.

LIBRARIES. dram oi alkanet root, and half a dram of

.When the Jews had retired, they, after AMONGST modern libraries, the four aloes : from these extract a tincture with

consulting among themselves how to ward

largest are supposed to be the Emperor's at halt a pint of spirits of wine : with a

off the blow, came to the resolution of rai. Vienna; the Vatician library ; the librapungedipe in this tincture wash the wood two or three times, and you will give it

fing a large sum of money, with which, on ry of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, at Flor

the day appointed they waited on the govthe colour of fine old mahogany.

ence, and that now belonging to the French ernor, and told him that since the time their Republic, at Paris. Of ancient libraries, But may not wood be more uniformly forefathers had borrowed those things of the the Alexandrian was the most celebrated. and durably coloured, whilst growing ? - Egyptians, their nation had undergone va Among the other ancient libraries, that of It is a well known fact, that madder rious revolutions, their temple had been Lucullus is faid to have been very confidroots give a permanent colour to the bones burnt, and their records destroyed, so that erable, as was also that of Trajan, which of animals that feed on them. Now, as it was impossible for them now to tell was called after hin the Ulpian library. the tubes, by which trees derive their nour whether or not the Egyprians had ever re But one of the most clegant was that founihment from the earth, are analagous to ceived satisfaction for their jewels, and ded at Rome by Simonicus, preceptor of the the mouths of animals, it is rot unlikely

Emperor Gordianus. It is said to have that the curious naturalist, who will en * Great numbers of Jews have been contained 8000 select volumes, and that the deavour to convey coloured juices into | settled in Egypt for upwards of 200 years, || appartment in which they were deposited the bodies of trees through this channel, and Dr. Pococre informs us that when was paved with gilt marble. The walls may have the pleasure of seeing his ex he was in the country in 1737, they had were composed of glass and ivory ; and the periments attended with the deared fuc.

no less than 37 Synagogues in Grand Cai- || shelves, cases, presles, and desks, made of cers.

ro only,

ebony and cedar. [Lady's Monitor.]

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government, his Majesty thinks it due to

EXTRACT OF A PRITATE LETEIR. the care and concern which he feels for

PARIS, MARCH 14. his faithful people, to omit no means in

« There was yefterday, as usual, a
power which

contribute to their
circle at the Thuilleries. The Ambaffa.

grand security.

dors of the different powers were in the SaBe it our weekly task, In pursuance, therefore, of the aas

loon, with a numerous assemblage of stran. To note the passing tidings of the times. of parliament enabling his Majesty to call

gers and ladies of diftinction, Generals, out and assemble the Militia of the United

Senators, Tribunes, Legislators, &c. &c. >>>>

Kingdom, his Majesty has thought it right

to make this communication to the House Latest Foreign Intelligence.

Bonaparte entered with an unusual alertof Commons, to the end that his Majesty | ness of manner, and after faluting the com may cause the said militia, or such part|pany, he addressed himself to Lord Whit:

worth in a tone sufficiently loud to be heard LONDON, MARCH 9. thereof as his Majesty shall think necessaHESSAGE FROM HIS MAJESIY. ry, to be forthwith drawn out and embod. by all who were present. You know, niy

Lord, that a terrible form has arisen be. The Chancellor of the Exchequer lhort- | ied, and to march as occafion shall re


"G. R." tween England and France." ly after he entered the House, placed him.

Lord Whitworth.-" Yes, General felf at the Bar, and brought up the follow


Conful, but it is to be hoped that this ing Message from his Majesty :

A circumstance of a very extraordinary

storm will be dissipated without any serious GEORGE R.

nature transpired yesterday, which, how- consequence." “ His Majesty thinks it necessary to ac ever, made no noise or impression on the · Bonaparte." It will be dissipated when quaint the House of Commons, that as ve. city. On Tuesday night, at half past 10 England shall have evacuated Malta. It ry considerable military preparations are o'clock, a person arrived exprels at the

not, the cloud will burst, and the bolt muft carrying on in the Ports of France and Admiralty from Brighton, with an account

fall. The King of England has promised Holland, he has judged it expedient to a. of a French vellel having drifted on shore by Treaty to evacuate that place, and who adopt additional measures of precaution near that place ; she had it seems been de. is to violate the faith of treaties p" tor the security of his Dominions. Tho' lerted by the crew, except a boy, and hav Lord Whitworth (surprised on finding the precautions to which his Majesty re ing been boarded, was found to be laden himtelf questioned in this manner, and be ters, are avowedly directed to Colonial fer with about 100,000 stand of arms. Be fore so many persons)—But you know, vice, yet as discussions of great importance fore the crew left her, they threw a box on General Consul, the circumstances which are now subsisting between his Majesty | Thore near Shoreham, and found to contain have hitherto delayed the evacuation of and the French Government, the result of stands of green colours, suited to the I. Malta. The intention of my Sovereign is which must at present be uncertain, his rilh. These colours had the word Union to fulfil the Treaty of Amiens; and you alMajesty is induced to make this cominu. on them, and we have heard it stated, with lo know nication to his faithful Commons, in the a French and Irish hand united under

Bonaparte.--" You know (with impetfull persuasion that, whilst they partake of neath. This is the account which was in bis Majesty's earnest and unvarying folic. general circulation ; some faid the Thip ofty) that the French have carried on the itude for the continuance of Peace, he'may

war for ten years, and you cannot doubt was found off Cork. The Admiralty was

but that they are in a condition to wage it rely with perfect confidence in their public yesterday engaged in examining green col

again. Inform your court, that if, on the fpirit and liberality to enable his Majesty ours of the nature alluded to, but we

receipt of your dispatches, orders are not to adopt such mealures as circumstances doubt the reports of the quantity of arms. issued for the immediate surrender of Mal. may appear to require, for supporting the Those who have been able to investigate all

ta, then war is declared. I declare my honour of his Crown, and the eflential the circumstances, can judge whether this

firm resolution is, to see the Treaty carriinterests of his people. ship be a stratagem or not. Nothing is

ed into effe&t, and leave it to the ambassa. “ G. R.” more likely than that Bonaparte would

dors of the several powers who are present, As soon as the Message was read from send a vessel with arms, &c. apparently

to say who is in the wrong. You flattered the Chair, for the Irilh rebels, but really deftined to

yourselves that France would not dare to fall into our hands to create alarm, and The Chancellor of the Exchequer ob.

fhew her resentment whilst her squadrons have an influence on the negociation. At served, that he thought it his duty to ab

were at St. Domingo. I am happy thus the same time it is not to be forgotten, that lain at present from any particular reference to the gracious Message which he had nothing is more likely than that Bonaparte, publicly to undeceive you on that head. would send the Irish rebels succour if the

Lord Whitworth." But General, the just delivered to the House from his Majesty, and that he merely rose, to move

fears expressed in the King's message be negociation is not yet broken, and there is founded.

even reason to believe-" that the House ake it into consideration to-morrow morning.

Bonaparte.-"Ofwhat negociation does MARCH 19.

your Lordship speak ? Is it necessary to ne MARCH 11.

A Messenger arrived at a late hour on gociate what is conceded by treaty-tone: The Chancellor of the Exchequer yes.

Thursday night, with dispatches from our gociate the fulfilment of engagements and

Ambassador at Paris. As their nature has the duties of good faith. (Lord W. was terday delivered the following Message

not transpired, it is presumed that the an. about to reply, Bonaparte made a sign with from his Majesty to the House of Com.

swer was not decisive, and the hopes of con. his hand, and continued in a less elevated mons :

tinued peace encrease with every hour of tone)-My Lord, your Lady is indisposed. GEORGE R. delay. We are well informed, that the

She may most probably breathe her native “ In consequence of the preparations Firft Counsul was in every respect unpre air rather sooner than you or I expected. Carrying on in the ports of France and Hol pared for His Majesty's Message to Parlia I wish most ardently for peace, but if my land, while important discussions are fub. ment, and the remonftrance ot our Gov. l just demand be not instantly complied with, fisting between his Majesty and the French ernment of the same date.

then war must follow, and God will decide.

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