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A memorial is said to lave been presented by the vernment of the United States, a more satisfactory French Ambassador Talleyrand, in which it is de- proof of the conciliatory spirit of his Majesty's clared, that France having returned to her boun-Government cannot be given, than by not requiring daries in 1792, can recognize none of the aggran-9 any stipulation on those subjects, which, though disements of the ocher great Powers of Europe. most important in themselves, uo longer, in consesince that period, although not intending to oppose quence of the maritime pacification of Europe, them by war. These circumstances indicate that produce the same practical results. On the subé the new basis for the political system of Europe, ject of the Fisheries, the undersigned expressed will not be so speedily sell!ed as had been expected with so much frankness, at the couference already The principle thus assumed by France is
referred to, the views of their Government, that tensive in its effects, and opens a field for negocia- they consider any further observations on that topic tion much wider than had been anticipated. We as unnecessary at the present tiine. On the quesilıink it does not promise an aspect of immediate tion of the boundary between the dominions of his tranquillity 10 this Continent, and that it will dis Majesty and those of the United States, the uuderconcert particularly the incasures which Great Bri- signed are led to expect from the discussion which tain has been taking with regard to the future desti- this subject has already undergone, that the North nation of this country, among others, and to which Western boundary, from the Lake of the Woods to she has attached apparently much importance. the Mississipip (the intended arrangeinent of 1803) We have the lionour to be, with great respect, Sir, will be adınitted without objection. In regard your very humble servants, Joun Quincy Adams, to other boundaries, the American PlenipotenJ. A. Bayann, H. CLAY, JONA. Russell, tiaries, in their note of August 24, appeared in some ALBERT GALLATIN.
measure, to object to the propositions then made by the undersigned, as nut being on the basis of
uti possiuctis. The undersigned are willing to No. IX.-NOTE from the British to the American Ministers.-October 21, 1814.
treat on that basis, subject to such modification
as mutual convenience may be found to require; The undersigned have had the lionour of receiving and they trust that the American Plenipotentiaries Tenute of the true cican Plenipotentiartes, of the will shew, by their ready acceptance of this basis, 1' the instani, cu'nunicating the acceptance of their that they duly appreciate the moderation of his allicle, willie's the undersigned had prepared on the Majesty's Government in so far consulting the honor subject of the positiva on and rights of the Indian and fair pretensions of the United States, as in the Nilions, The undersigned are happy in being relative situation of the two countries, to authorise 11: relieved from the necessity of recurring to
such a proposition. The undersigned avail theinseveral topics, which though they arose in the selves of this opportunity to renew to the American Cons of their discussions, have only an incidental Plenipotentiaries the assurance of their high conConnection with the differences remaining to be sideration. (Signed) GAMBIER, HENRY Goula atjasted between the two countries, With a view
BORN, WILLIAM ADAM. 10 this adinstänent, the undersigned preferring, in the present state of the negotiation, a general slatement to the formal arrangement of articles, are
No, X.---NOTE from the Americau to the Bris
tish Ministers.---Oct. 24, 1814. willing so far to comply with the request of the American Plenipotentiaries, contained in their lası The undersigned have the honour to acknowledge note, as to waive the advantage to which they think the receipt of the Note of the British Plenipotenthey were fairly entitled, of requiring from them tiaries of the 21st instant. Amongst the general the first projel of a treaty. The undersigned have observations which the undersigned, in their Note ving stated at the first conference the points, upon of the 24th August, made on the propositions then which his Majesty's Government considered the brought forward on the part of the British Govern. discussions between the two countries as likely to ment, they remarked that those propositions were turn, cannot better satisfy the request of the founded neither on the basis of uti possidetis, nor American Plenipotentiaries than by referring them ou that of' status ante bellum. But so far were they to thai conferenee for a statement of the points, from suggesting the uti possidetis as the basis ou which in the opinion of his Majesty's Government, which they were disposed to treat, that in the same yet remain to be adjusted. With respect to the Note they expressly stated, that they had been forcible seizure of marines from on board merchant instructed to conclude a peace on the principle vessels on the high seas, and the right of the of both parties restoring whatever territory they King of Great Britain to the allegiance of all liis might have taken. The undersigned also declared, native subjects, and with respeci to the maritine in that Note, that they had vo authority to cede rights of the British Empire, the undersigned con- any part of the territory of the United States, and ceive, that after the pretensions asserted by the Go- that to no stipulatiou to that effect would they sub
and in the Note of the 9th September, after ceived. We have the honour to be, with perfect having shewn that the basis of uti possidetis, such respect, your ubedient servants, Joan QUINCY as it was known to exist at the commencement of Adams, J. A. BAYARD, H. CLAY, Jona, Rusa the negociation, gave no claim to his Britannic SELI; A, GALLATIN." Majesty to cessions of territory founded upon the right of conquest ; they added, that even if the No. XII.---NOTE from the British to the Amechances of war should give to the British arms
rican Ministers. October 31, 1814. a momentary possession of other parts of the terri
The undersigned have the honour to acknowledge tory of the United States, such eveots would not
the receipt of the note addressed to them by the alter their views with regard to the terms of peace American Plenipotentiaries on the 24th instant, in to which they would give their cansent.
which they object to the basis of uti possidetis prodersigned can now only repeat those declarations, and decline treating upon the basis of uti possidetis
, posed by the undersigned, as that on which they
are willing to treat in regard to part of the boundaor upon any other principle involving a cession of
ries betweci the dominions of his Diajesty and those any part of the territory of the United States. As of the United States. The American Plenipotentiam they have unitormily stared, they can treat only upon ries in their note of the 13th instant, sequested the the principles of a mutual restoration of whatever undersigned to cominunicate to them the projet of territory may have been taken by, either party.
a treaty, embracing all the points insisted on by From this principle they cannot recede; and the
Great Britain, engaging on their part to deliver undersigned, after the repeated declarations of the
to all the
immediately after a contra projet as British Plenipotentiaries, that Great Britain had articles to which they might not agree, and as to all no view to acquisition of territory in this negocia- the subjects deemed material by the United States, Lion, deem it necessary to add, that the utility of and omitted in the projet, of the undersigned. The its continuance depends on their adherence to this
undersigned were accordingly instructed to waive principle. The undersigned having declared in the question of etiquette, and the advantage which their Note of the 21st of August, that
might result from receiving the first communication, although instructed and prepared
and confiding in the engagement of the American into an amicable discussion of all the points
, Plenipotentiàries, communicated in their notes of on which differences or uncertainty had existed, the 21st instant, all the points upon which they are and which might hereafter tend to interrupt, the
instrucied to insist. The American Plenipotentiaharmony of the two countries, they would not make ries, have objected to one essential part of the prus me conclusion of the peace at att depend upon a
jet thus communicated, but before the undersigned successful result of the discussion ; and having since
can enter into the discussion of this objection, they agreed to the preliminary article proposed by the
nuust require from the American Plenipotentiaries British Government, had believed that the negotia- that
, pursuant to their' engagement, they will delition, already so long protracted, could not be brought
ver a contra-projet containing all their ubjections to an early conclusion otherwise than by the com
to the points submitted by the undersigned, togemunication of a projet, embracing all the other ther with a statement of such further points as the specific propositions which Great Britain intended | Goveriment of the United States consider to be to offer. They repeat their request in that respect, material
. The undersigned are authorised 10 siete and will have no objection to a simultaneous ex
distinctly, that the article as to the pacification change of the projets of both parties. This course
and rights of the Indian nations having been acceptwill bring fairly into discussion the other topics ed, they have brought forward their note of the embraced in the last note of the British Plenipoten- 21st instant; all the propositions they have to offer. tiaries, to which the undersigned have thought it They have no further in demands to inake, no other unnecessary to advert at the present time. The stipulations on which they are instructed to insist, undersigned renew.10 the British Plenipotentiaries and they are empowered to sign a Treaty of Peace the assurance of their high consideration. (Signed) forth with in conformity with those stated in their
John Quincy Adams, James A. BAYARD, former nute. The undersigned trust, therefore, HENRY CLAY, JonatHAN RUSSELL. A. Gal
that the American Plenipotentiaries will no longer hesitate to bring forward, in form of articles or
otherwise as they may prefer, those specific propoNo. XI.---Copy of a Letter from the American
sitions upon which they are empowered 10 sign a Commissioners to the Secretary of State, dated Treaty of Peace between the two conntries. The Ghent, October 31, 1814.
undersigned avail theinselves of the present opportua SIR ---The detention of the Chauncey at Ostend, nity to renew to the Plenipotentiaries of the United enables us to send the inclosed Note from the States the assurance of their high cousideration, British 'Plenipotentiaries, which we have just re- (Signed) GAMBIER, H. GUULBORN, WM. ADAM,
Capt. Blakeley's offcial Account. i i ira dimus mpelled to forego the satisfaction of
*****trysis il prize. Our braces having been. Copy of a Letter from Jounson BLARELI:Y, Esq.
"LL ARAW, we kept off the wind until others could Corunander of the United States sloop of war to 0%, med vith the expectation of drawing the Wasp, to tie Secretary of the Navy, dated and borin um his companions, but in the last L'uited States' ship Wasp, September 11, 1814,
we were disappointed. The second brig contigued
to apprjach us until she came close to our stern, lat. 40. N. long. 16. ll.
when harler hy the ind, fired her brot SIR,---After a protracted and tedious stay at
which cut our Loing and dealers'). At", L'Orient, I liad at last the pleasure of leaving that shot avaş a k*5 main cosu ties pentruud place on Saturday the 27th August. On the 30th her steps to join ter certnorte when n'2 bies capturer' the British brig Letrice, Heirs Cockbain,
siiated abouton the prir:; he apiated : naster, and 31st August the British brig Bon every is ce a total wick. !. Co Accord, Adam Durny, master. In the morning of some time firing guns of distress, until probably the 1st September discovered a convoy of ten sail delivered by the two last vessels who made their ko leeward, in charge of the Armada, 74, and a
appearance. The second brig could have engaged bomb ship; stood for them, and socceeded in cit.
us if lie had thought proper, as hie neared us ting out the British brig Mary, John D. Alleii, mas
fast, but contented hiruseif with firing a broadside, ter, laden with brass cannon taken from the Spa- and imurediately - returned :0 his companions. niards, iron cannon and inilitary stores, from Gibral. It is with real satisfaction I have again the pleasure far to England, removed the prisoners, set her on
of bearing testiinong to the merits of Lieutenant Gre, and endeavoured to capture another of the Reilly, Tillinghurst, Baury, and sailing-inaster Cars: couroy, but was chased off by the Arınada. On and to the good conduct of every officer and man the evening of the same day, at half-past six, on board the Wasp. Their divisions and departWhile going tree, discovered tour vessels nearly at
ments were attended and supplied with the utmost the same time, two on the starboard, and two on regulaðity and abundanče, which, with the good The larboard bow, hauled up for the one most on the order maintained, together with the vivacity and starboard box, being tarthest to windward. At precision of their fre, reflects on them the greatest seven the chace (il brig) commenced making sig. credit. Our loss is two killed and one slightly nals with flags, which could not be distinguished wounded with a wad. The hull reccived four round for want of light, and spent'atier made various ones
slut, and Ilie foremast many grape slot. Our rigwith lanterns, suckers and guns. At 26 minutes ging and sails suffered a great deal. Every damage atler nine, having the clase under our lee bow, the was repaired the day after, with the exception of 12 pound carronade was directed to be üred into
our sails. Of the vessel with whom we were engabiin, which he returned; ran under this lec w pre-ged, nothing positive can be said, with regard to vent bis escaping, and at nine minutes after nine her name or force. Wiile hailing him previous te commenced the action. At 10 o'clock believing his being fired into, it was blowing fresh (and then the enensy to be silenced, orders were given tu going ten knots) and the name was not distinctly cease-firing, when I hailed and asked if he had understood. Of her force, the four shot which surrendereil. No answer being given to this and struck os are all thirty-two lbs, in weight; being nis tre having recommenced, it was again returned.
a pound and three quarters heavier than any we hud At 12 minutes after 10, the enemy having suite rent betonging to our vessel. From this circunstance, greatly and having made nu returi. to our two lost the anmber of men in her topy, her general appearbroadsides, I hailed him the second time, to know
anice and great length, she is beliered to one of if lie bad surrendered, when he answerest in the the largest briys in the British navy--I have the affirmative. The guns were then ordered to be
honour, &c. &c. secured, and the boat lowered to iake possession,
J. BLAKELEY. In tie act or lowering the bout a second brig was discovered a little distance a-stern and standing for P. S. I am told the eneng, after his surrender, u3. Senat ihe
to their quarters, prepared asked for assistance, and said he www.siuklug. Tlie. every thing for another action, and awaited his pro'sability of this is confirmed by his firing signal. coming ap; at 36 minutes after 10, discovered two guns for some time after liis capture. The action tuore sail a-stern standing, towards us.
took place in lat. 47. 30. N. long. 11 W.
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LONDON, SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 1815.
(130 HAMPSHIRE MEETING. that it first reached the High Sheriff,
notwithstanding that, in all other cases, Property Tar. ---Trick of the London an application to the former is looked Press.
upon, and, in law, is an application to HAVING taken a part personally at this the latter. meeting in my own county, it was not These circumstances would have been my intention to have made its proceed-almost' unworthy of notice, if they had ings a subject of observation in print, not had an effect upon the proceedings because it seems rather unfair to avail of the day; but, as will be seen presentmyself of an advantage, not possessed ly, they had a very material effect upon by those gentlemen, from whom I had those proceedings, and tended to shew, the misfortune to differ in opinion. But, in no very amiable light, the character I am compelled to do this, on the present and real views of the party, by whom occasion, in my own defence, seeing that the second Requisition was urged forthe London daily news-papers have ward. For my part, I signed neither of wholly misrepresented the proceedings; the Requisitions, and, until my arrival at have garbled every thing that they have Winchester, had had no communication touched; have suppressed the Petition with any one upon the subject. I had which I moved; have exhibited me as determined upon the course to pursue, guilty of the most glaring inconsistency, and left co-operation to chance, beand as having behaved in a disorderly ing ten thousand times more anxious to and even ridiculous manner. I shall, I inculcate a sound principle or two, as to trust, therefore, be excused for giving the rights and liberties of my country, an account of the Proceedings, through than to relieve myself from the Property the only channel that I have access to, Tax, and all the other taxes put togeespecially as the discussion embraced ther! some great political principles, in which About eleven o'clock, that is to say,about the nation are, of course, deeply inter- an hour before the Meeting took place, some ested. When I have given an account of gentlemen joined me at the inn where I the Proceedings, I will give an account was. Sometime after this, I drew up a of the Trick of the London daily Press, petition to offer to the Meeting, in case and endeavour to open the eyes of the the one to be presented by the Whigs, public to the true character of that ve- should not be such as I approved of. So nal instrument of all that is hypocritical far was I from having time to copy the and corrupt.
paper, I was drying the ink at the fire, Before we come to the Meeting itself, when word was brought us, that the we ought to notice the previous steps. A Meeting was begun. Cramming the paRequisition to the Sheriff, signed by 53 per into my pocket, without reading it gentlemen, was left with the Deputy even once over, I hastened to the Castle, Sheriff at Winchester. These gentlemen and entered the Court-house in the midwere, principally, land-owners as well as dle of a speech of Mr. PORTALL, who, farmers, but none of them distinguished I learnt, had opened the business of the as belonging to either of the Parties, as day. The fairest way for me to act as to they are usually termed. After this Re- this Speechi, is to insert the report of it quisition was set on foot, another was put as I find it in the Times newspaper of the in circulation by. what is, ludicrously 25th of January. The speech was an enough, called the Whigs; and, though hour long ; but, really, the reporter has the former petition was first in the hands had the ability to bring into about ten of the Deputy Sheriff, the Meeting was minutes compass all the material points called upon ihe latter, on the ground, of it. The Speech was delivered with
great clearness and eloquence; but, ge- “ wko by their mental energy, and bodily nerally speaking, there was nothing new “ health, were just in a condition to in it, which the report here inserted does “maintain their families, and from whom not contain:
“ much of the fruits of their industry • Mr. PORTALL came forward to was torn by the operation of this tar. move for a petition to be presented to “What could be more unjust, than that
the House of Commons, against the " such men should be obliged to pay the “ revival of this tax. He, as being a same tax for an income so acquired, as “ Commissioner for collecting this tax,
or if their income had been the regular " had many opportunities of consider-“ prodluce of large sums invested in the
ing the machinery of it, and witness- " fund's ? This was not like the other ing its unavoidable oppression: on this « taxes which were paid indirectly or
account, he did not hesitate to put collaterally. It was a tax on the thing “ himself forward on this occasion, al- " itself. If he had ten guineas on his ta.
' though there were many present of" ble, the tax-gatherer took one of them. . superior weight and property in the " This appeared in its principle to be county. He should begin by entirely “ something of a highwayman's-tar. It disclaiming all party motives, and I was extorted, not by the means of a therefore he should not consider who pistol, but by the surcharges and surwas the man who first proposed the veyors.
suzveyor administered to tax, or who it was that increased it. It “ the party the oath of puryution, and " he felt any confidence that this most “ then the inquisition followed. This
obnoxious tax would be suffered to die “ tax went to destroy all contidence beaway of itself at the period which the “ tween man and man. No man dared
legislature had marked out for its de- “ to speak of his circumstances, for fear “ cease, he should not have thought it “ of being exposed to the surveyor. In
1na necessary to disturb its expiring mo- " this country there were men who would ments. Ministers had, however, both" not be afraid to take a lion by the by their demeanour and their language beard, but who trembled before the .
in 'the House, as well as out of it, by surveyor, who is, in fact, the greatest " “their refusing to answer questions, and " bag-bear in the land, It might be
by their sending private letters to their “s asked, how came it that such a tax “ friends whom they supposed to have " was ever suffered ? It was because it “ considerable local interest, shewed was then stated that the enemy was at "pretty clearly to the country, that it our doors, and that every thing which was their intention to propose the re
we valued was at stake. Under such newal of the tax. If this tax was real- “ circumstances, the country was not
ly as good in itself as any other tax by "very particular in enquiring into the " which the necessary supplies were to means which were proposed for our “ be raised, he should not have such" safety. The Legislature had expressly “ great objections to it. He
“ stated those circumstances in the first convinced, however, that this tax which act, the 30th of the King, and men" professed to be equal and impartial, " tioned in the preamble, “that the
was in fact the most unequal and the safety of his Majesty's Crown, the sta “ most partial. It was said to be a tax"curity of our holy religion, our laws,
upon profits, and yet no deduction was “ lives, and properties, were at hazard.” * made on account of the uecessary ex
linisters now wished to renew the pense of repairs. Was the expense tax, it would be for them to stiew that " that a 'landlord or farmer was obliged " the same circumstauces now exist. The “ to incur for keeping the premises in re- Legislature, had always shewn the “pair, to be called their profits? Were "greatest anxiety about the time in which "the tlıree-fourths of the tax upon land “the act was to expire; and after fixing " which the farmers are obliged to pay
“ that time in all their acts, they added " to be called a tax upon their profits ? “and no longer.” The period at which « lVhen a lease was taken for 21 years, “its expiration was fixed, was the 6th "subject to a heavy fine on the renewal," of April, after the conclusion of the
no deduction was made on account of war ihen existing. If ever there was “ this fine. The case was still harder "a pledge given by the Legislature to the “ with professicnal men and tradesmen, 1" country, tliat a tax should expire at a