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and the guardian, at the time of receiving each || petitions for the insolvent act. The time of the payment, must show that the child or children be assembly will be considerably occupied in hearing living

those petitions; and while they are extending ROBERT BRENT, the relief of the laws to cases of misfortune and Pay Master General. real poverty, they ought to be careful that the pro.

Aigate and fraudulent do not abuse their clemenRUODE-ISLAND LEGISLATURE.

cy, at the expense of the honest creditor.

Some amelioration has been formerly proposed The hon. general assembly of this state conven

of the law authorizing attachments to the full exed in this town on Tuesday last. At the opening tent of all the debtor's property, and it has been of the session, his excellency the governor com- thought that certain articles of absolute necessity municated the following message:

for the comfortable upholding of life, should be Gentlemen of the Senate, and

exempted in favor of his family: if any regulation of the House of Representatives,

of this kind can be devised, not liable to the abuAgreeably to an act of the general assembly, || ses of fraud, it might alleviate many cases of dispassed at last February session, the money receive tress, and perhaps not prove injurious to the sub. ed from the United States in reimbursement of the stantial rights of creditors, advance made by the state at the close of the war Though we are called upon to humble ourselves for the pay of the state troops in the U. States ser- before God, on account of his visitations in the vice, has been applied to the discharge of the loan coldness and dryness of the seasons, and in the a. made in September, 1814, and was received by the larming sickness with which many parts of our subscribers at the par of real money. The nego- | country have been afflicted; we have also to ex, ciation in this way was satisfactory to the subscri- | press our gratitude and thankfulness for his numbers, and saved to the state the depreciation on berless favors and blessings; particularly for his the money received from the U. States. In addi- || goodness in awakening the people at large to a tion to the satisfaction we must feel, at having thus more serious attention to their spiritual interests, discharged our obligations to creditors, who, at a and in turning many from the error of their ways, time of general despondency, had advanced money to serve the living and true God. for the defence of the state; we have to congratu. All christian people will find consolation and late ourselves on the condition of the general trea- renewed cause for acknowledgment of the divine sury. According to the report of the general trea: goodness, in the restoration of a general peace.sury, at the May session, the amount on hand will The Wars and fightings, proceeding from unruly be sufficient for all the current expenses; and may || passions of men, are the fruitful source of many of probably place it in the power of the general as- the greatest evils we have suffered, or still contisembly either to postpone the annual state tax; or nue to feel ; if men could view each other as if the ordinary tax should be imposed, to make brethren, and, as much as in them lies, would live some provision for paying the interest on tlie old peaceably with all, most of the evils I have alludstate debt, or for purchasing the principal, at an ed to, would be removed or mitigated, equitable price.

The earth, cultivated by virtuous men, regard, The competition with foreign nations in coming each other in the temper of the gospel, would merce and manufactures, produced by the restora. produce enough for the subsistence of its inhabi. tion of the relations of peace among the European tants; and habits of industry and good order powers, has operated unfavorable upon those im- I would meet their sure reward. May it please the portant interests in this country; and the benefi- | Almighty to avert far from us, and all other nations, cial results anticipated by some from the late com- the recurrence of the scenes of disorder, anarchy mercial treaty with Great Britain, have not been and bloodshed, which have deformed of late years realized. In addition to these circumstances, we the fairest portions of the globe ; and continue to still have to regret the fluctuating and depreci t- us.all the blessings consequent upon the restora, ing condition of the bank paper mediums, of ma- tion of peace and tranquillity. ny of the states; the uncertain and unequal value

WILLIAM JONES, of the different mediums, operates discouragingly Newport, June 17th, 1816. upon the efforts of regular and honest industry, and has produced the effect of unequal taxation

STATISTICAL. upon the states ; though by the constitution all du. ties and taxes ought to be uniform throughout the

Population, &c. of Austria. U. States. The same causes have produced an in- In the Indicature, a periodical work on statisequality in payments to public creditors, none of || tics, politics, and history, published at Vienna by whom can now obtain payment in paper, equal in the Baron de Lichtenstein, there is the following value to specie.

statistical sketch, drawn from the best sources, of However we may regret the existence of this the provinoes and population of the Austrian state of things, it is not in our power to apply any monarchy, as they stand since the Treaty with remedy; they are evils, which the wisdom of the Bavaria on the 14th of April last :general government, aided by the increasing na- 1. Austrian States; 1. The country below the tive resources of the country, and by a system of Ens, in extent 364 5-10ths square miles, with frugality in public expenditures, may in time re- 1,043,000 inhabitants. The country above the move,

Ens, including the Innivertel and the portions of Our prospects as to trade and manufactures are the Hunsruckviertel, newly united, 203 6-10ths such as ought to induce a rigid economy in public square miles, and 628,000 souls; the Duchy of and private affairs and a regular and systematic in- Styria, 399 square miles, and 798,100 inhabitants; dustry in all the occupations of life.

the duchy of Carinthia, 190 square miles, and The changes which late events have produced, 278,000 souls; the duchy of Carniola, with Idria, have probably tended to increase the number ofll 190 square miles, and 377,000 souls, the county




and principality of the Tyrol, with the tribunal of

ORDINARY Wells, and the lordships of the Voralberg, ex

Land Tax 172,132,000 cepting that of Weiler, 514 square miles, and

Personal & 692,000 souls; the duchy of Salzburg, without the Direct

moveables districts of Luffen. Trisendorf, Titmanning, and

27,299,000 taxes

Doors, windows 12,892,000 Wagen, for the portions situated on the left bank

Patents of the rivers Salzach and Saal, 162 8-10ths square

15,416,000 miles, and 164,000 souls. 2. States of Bohemia: the kingdom of Bohemia, || Deduct losses and non

227,729,000 with the districts of Egra and Asch, 951 4-10ths


4,554,380 square miles, and 3,203,000 souls; the margravate of Moravia, with the Austrian part of the duchy || Twelve cents additional to the princi.

-223,174,420 of Silesia, 551 8-10ths square miles, and 1,702,000 inhabitants.

pal of the land and personal tax on

the 50 cents. levied in 1815, destin3. The Kingdom of Galicia, including the Buck

23,986,520 ovine and the district of Tarnopol, recently re

ed to departmental expenses

114,000,000 united thereto, 1514 square miles, and 3,645,000 || Woods

Registrations and domains

20,000,000 souls.

Salt 4. The kingdom of Hungary, with the provinces | Sundries-Lotteries, posts, and salt

35,000,000 and districts of the kingdom, of Scalvonia and

works of the east

20,000,000 Croatia, 4112 square miles, and 7,920,000 souls.

Indirect taxes 5. The Grand Duchy of Transylvania, with its | Tobacco and snuff

67,350,000 annexed military frontier, 1046 8-10ths square || Custom duties


20,000,000 miles, and 1,660,000 souls. 6. The Kingdom of Dalmatia, with the district of

570,454,940 Ragusa and Cattaro, 304 square miles, 315,000 Ordinary expenses

Ordinary receipts

548,252,520 souls, 7. The Lombardo. Venetian kingdom, divided

Difference 22,202,420 into the governments of Lombardy and Venice, 830 4-10ths square miles, and 4,290,000 souls.

EXTRAORDINARY EXPENSES. 8. The countries of the Austrian military fron. || 1. War contributions

140,000,000 tier in Croatia : 1. the commandeins of Carlstadt || 2. Expenses of maintaining 150,000 and Waradic, 231 square miles, and 295,000 souls.

130,000,000 2. The Bannat frontier, 47 3-10ths, square miles,|3 Payments to the houses of counts and 95,000 souls. 3. The frontier province of Bentheim and Steinfurth

809,000 Sclavonia, 135 square miles, and 230,090 souls. || 4. Re-payment of the half of 20 mil. 5. The military frontier of Transylvania, 137,000 lions advanced by the depart. souls.—Total, 12,046 square miles, and 27,956,- ments for the clothing and equip000 inhabitants.

ment of foreign troops

10,000,000 5. Aids granted by the king to the de.

partments which suffered the FRENCH BUDGET, AS FINALLY ADOPTED. most during the military occu

pations of 1816


Total 290,000,000 Perpetual debt Francs. Public debt Five per ct. consols

Floating debt

The extraordinary receipts,

including the excess of Civil List

25,000,000 the ordinary receipts are 201,243,141 Royal Family, (including the one mil.

The extraordinary expenlion voted by the law of the 28th of

290,800,000 March, 1816,)

9,000,000 Chamber of Peers 2,000,000 Difference in excess

543,111 of Deputies

700,000 Foreign affairs, (including the 1,500,

(Additional centime to be levied in 000 francs voted by the law of the

1815.) 28th March, 1816,)

8,000,000 || 1. Thirty-eight additional Interior (including the 5 millions of

centimes on the principal increase for the clergy)

51,000,000 of the land-tax, the tax is Departmental expenses


on persons & moveabies 75,779,930 War

180,000,000 10 centimes on doors and Marine, including the invalid chest at


1,289,000 1,900,000 fr.

48,000,000 5 centimes on patents 771,000 General Police

1,000,000 Finances 19,000,000

77,839,980 Interest of public securities

8,000,000 | Deduct for losses, &c.. 1,559,799 Negociation expenses 12,000,000

--75,285,181 Sinking Fund

20,000,000 Interest on royal bonds to expire 1,122,000


2. 110 centimes on the total amount of Total 548,252,520 patents 17,805,700 50 centimes on




the principal of doors and win.

Exhibit of property, exclusive of lands, belonging dows 6,446,000

to the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 10 centimes on the princi.

Balance of Robert Morris's bond, 4,479 25 pal of the tax on persons

Leonard Jarvis's notes,

3,270 00 and moveables


W. Wetmore, J. Peck, and S. Waldo's

23,127 82 26,980,600

B. Haskell, P. Gilman, and N. Fay's Deduct for losses, &c. 2,698,060


13,505 60 -24,282,540 Jeffrey and Russell's,

276 01 3. Securities (cantonments) 50,633,000 || W. and R. McFarland's note,

12 00 4. Deductions from salaries 13,000,000 || Waterman Thomas,

4,852 67 5. Renunciation by the king on the

Silas Hazeltine's note to L. Jarvis, and civil list, for the departments which


528 96 suffered most during the military

J. J. J. and M., Clark, jr. and Wm. occupation in 1815 10,000,000 Miizzey's note,

142 69 6. Increase of the custom duties 20,000,000 || Thomas G. Waite's note,

4,932 48 7. Increase on the stamps and regis

William Tudor's notes,

320 74 tration 26,000,000 |0. Phelps,

1,181 50 8. Sums to be recovered on commu

Leonard Jarvis's notes,

14,353 80 nal property sold up to this date 22,992,000 || Benjamin Fisk's bond,

644 25 9. Sums to be recovered on woods sold

John Putnam's bond,

644 20 up to this date 12,950,000 || Daniel Eppes's bond,

1,293 15 10. Sums to be recovered on the dis.

Charles Blanchard's bond, small balance counts of national domains 8,000,000 due,

438 08 11. Sum to be taken on the supplemen.

Aaron Tufts and John Barker's bond, 1,206 52 tary vote of credit of six millions of

Thomas Cobb's bond,

600 00 annuities 5,000,000 || Joseph Treat’s bond,

2,532 00 Isaac Chamberlain's note,

640 20 269,140,721 | Exon vs. J. Peck, W. Wetmore and Excess of the ordinary receipt above

W. Tudor,

2,658 36 the ordinary expenses

22,202,420 John Leavitt and Charles Leavitt's note, 94 38 Josiah Bachelder's note,

305 00 Total 291,343,141 John Watson, Harry Prentiss, and B. Cheever's note,

6,684 51 The following is an official statement of the public Bonds and mortgages lodged by the so

debt of the state of Massachusetts, reported by licitor, received of Skinner's bondsthe Treasurer, June 6, 1816.

men, balance due thereon,

16,709 47 Six per cent stock, issued for loans for defence, 846,000 00

$ 105,477 59 Five per cent funded debt,

540,213 51

The greater part of the above were given for Five per cent loans from the several

lands, but the parties failing, the lands will revert banks,

130,000 00

to the commonwealth; and not more than $20,000

thereof can probably ever be collected in money. $1,525,213 51

No. 3.
No. 2.

List of the salary officers of the state of Massachu-
Stock belonging to the Commonwealth.

setts, and their annual pay. Balance of principal, 1st April, 1816,

His excellency the governor,

2,666 66 on certificate No. 4,352, 6 per cent

His honor the lieut. governor,

533 34 U. S. stock, present value,

14,162 00
His honor the chief justice,

3,500 00 Balance of principal, 1st April, 1816, on

Four associate judges, at $3000 each, 12,000 00 certificate No. 3239, deferrel 6 per

Secretary and clerks,

5,800 00 cent U. S. stock, present value, 217,500 00 | Treasurer and clerks,

4,600 00 Certificate, No. 3345, 3 per cent stock, 249,760 20

Attorney general,

2,000 00 Certificate No. 217, 6 per cent stock,

Solicitor genera,

2,000 00 new,

9,901 59
Adjutant general and clerks,

3,500 00 Certificate No. 364, 7 per cent stock,

Quartermaster general and clerks, 2,700 00 new, 9,328 00 || Reporter,

1,000 00 Certificate No. 469, 7 per cent stock, 9,328 00 | Judge Dawes,

750 00 Certificate No. 1,250,7 per cent stock, 19,766 00

State prison visitors,

300 00 Certificate No. 1,777, 7 per cent stock, 10,034 00

Clerks of the senate and grants,

925 00 Reimbursement and interest due 31st

Clerk of the house and grants,

600 00 December, 1814, on the two first a

Reporter of debates, walcut, keeper of bove, unpaid,

19,268 59

the state-house, messenger and assistReimbursement and interest due 31st

ants, and page,

4,000 00 March, 1815, on the two first above, unpaid, 9,328 36

$ 46,875 00 Stock in the Union Bank,

400,000 00 Stock in the Boston Bank,

600,000 00
Schedule of expenditures and revenue of the state of

$ 1,668,354 74 || Salary offices brought forward, 46,875 00

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Committee on accounts roll,

80,000 00

GOVERNOR. Lt. GOVERNOR. Average of pay rolls, last 5 years, 58,000 00

Tompkins. King. Tayler. Tibbetts. Quartermaster general's department, 13,000 00

Southern dist. 7888 6783 7868 6752 State prison,

10,500 00 Middle dist. 11241 9739 11205 9733 Interest on 5 per cent stock,

27,500 00 Eastern dist. 11108 10471 1109910403 Sundry balances to county treasurers,

Western dist. 15175. 11654 15114 11627 pensions, incidental expenses and grants,*

29,000 00

45412 38647 45356 38514 Interest on loans from banks, estimated

as they now stand-$130,000, 6,500 00|| Annual Census, of the Humane and Criminal Insti. Interest op loan for defence,

50,760 00 tutions in the city of New York, collected by the

attending minister, John Stanford, A. M. Total of annual expenditure, $ 322,135 00

State tax,

133,333 33
Bank tax,

113,000 00

42 -93 Bank dividend,

60,000 00

CITY ALMS HOUSE. Total of annual revenue,

$ 306,333 33

Including 199 children out at nurses:
White men

249 * In this item may be inclulal certain expenses arising out of

White women

297 the war; but there is no evidence in the treasury office by which the exact amount can be ascertained.

White boys

227 White girls

192 The bank dividends are stated at 6 per cent. although during the Black men

21 war they did not produce so much.- Portland Gaz.

Black women

46 Black boys

15 Black girls

6-1043, RICHMOND, June 20.



224 Received annually at New Orleans.


77-301 Cotton, bales 60,000 Lard, do. 250,000

DEBTORS PRISON. Sugar, hhds. 11,000 Soap, boxes 10,000 || In confinement including the Liberties—95 Molasses, galls. 500,000 Candles, do. 2,000 Tobacco, hhds. 7,000 Tallow

BRIDEWELL. Bushels, carrotts 10,000 Beeswax, lbs. 30,000

White men

104 Flour, bbls. 75,000 Saltpetre, do. 50,000

White women

Corn in the
Gunpowder, bbls. 4,500
Black men

Black women

30215. Meal, do. 1,000 Pot ashes,

STATE PRISON. Rice, do. 9,000 Indigo, lbs. 7,000

White men

441 Beans, do.

White women

19 Beef, do.

Black men

98 Pork, do. 4,000 Lead, cwt, 6,000

Black women

56-64 Bacon, Ibs. 700,000 Shot, do.

1,000 Hemp, cwt. 3,000 Bark, tanners


2014 Yards, reels of

cords 1,000 lbs.

Nails, lbs.

Cordage, cwt. 5,000 | Tar, barrels 7,000
Bailing, coils 3,000 Pitch, do.

3,000 Mr. Badger of this town, has just published Bagging, pieces 10,000 Rosin, do.

“the Naval Temple, containing a complete history Linen, coarse do. 2,500 Turpentine, do, 1,000 of the battles fought by the Navy of the United Whiskey, gals. 200,000 Masts and spars, States, from its establishment in 1794, to the preGin, do. 50,000 Plank,

sent time ; including the wars with France, and Taffia, do. 180,000 Staves,

with Tripoli, the late war with Great Britain, and Rum, do. Furs,

with Algiers; with elegant engravings, represent. Beer, barrels 1,000 Deer skins,

ing battles &c.” The following is his description Cider, do. 1,000 Hides,

6,000 of the plates contained in the volume: Apples, do. 5,000 Bear skins, 4,000 The frontispiece is a representation of the har. Potatoes, do. 5,000 Hogs,

1,000 || bour and rock of Gibraltar, with the American Butter, lbs. 10,000 Horses,

300 || squadron, consisting of thirteen vessels under Compiler. easy sail, returning, (in sight of an English squa

dron) from a victorious cruise against the Alge.


Plate second, is a vignette, emblematical of the

title, representing the portico of a temple, the base By the official canvass of the votes returned at of which is washed by the ocean, the top reachthe last election, we learn that Daniel D. Tomp- ing the clouds. At a distance is seen an American kins, the democratic candidate was elected by a frigate at anchor, the officers of which have ara majority of 6765 over Rufus King, the federal can- rived in her boat at the foot of the temple bearing didate. The following is the aggregate amount the victorious tidings, “We have met the enemy, and of votes in the several districts for governor and they are ours.” Between the pillars and on the lieutenant governor.

steps of the temple, stand two female figures re

60,000 Linseed oil, do.

ear, bals.

3,000 Kettles in tsast.}200000

ls of} 2,000

} 4,000

presenting America and Liberty, bidding welcome to the Lateran Church, (in Rome) she was suddenand bestowing honours on those worthies, who by ly seized with labor pains, and brought forth her their skill and valor have gained for themselves infant, in that part of the street which lies beand their country, a name of imperishable renown. tween the theatre and the church of St. Clement. Within the vestibule, stands a figure representing || She died on the spot ; having held the popedom Patriotism, baring his breast with one hand, in the two years, one month, and four days. Some wriother is a sword pointing towards those well earn- ters affirm, that, to this very day, whenever the ed laurels of our gallant Navy: his left arm rest-pope walks in procession to the Lateran church, ing upon the altar of patriotism, upon which is he constantly goes thither, by another way, to a. inscribed the names of our naval heroes.

void reviving the memory of the above mentioned Plate third, represents Capt. Sterrett in the detestable event; and that in order to prevent a schooner Enterprise, paying tribute to Tripoli in similar imposition, (that is, in order that the infalpowder and ball, August, 1801. Page 17. lible church may not again mistake the sex of her

Plate fourth, is the first view of the memorable | popes) the new elected pontiff is properly exambattle of Erie, in which is seen the intrepid Per-| ined by the Junior deacon, at the time of his holi. ry, passing in an open boat from the disabled Law- ness's first enthronement in St. Peter's chair rence toward the Niagara, exposed to the deadly fire of a superior foe. Page 159.

This said Mrs. Joan, (who called herself John Plate fifth, is the second view of the same glo- VIII.) was successor in the popedom to Leo IV. rious engagement. The cool and determined Per. | who died A. D. 855: and she, herself, was suc. ry is seen passing with his single ship through ceeded by Benedict III. Was not this pope, at the enemy's line, pouring, in his turn, destructive|| least, the “ Whore of Babylon 3 broadsides on the now surrendering enemy. Page 160.

FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN, Plate sixth, represents the naval action on Lake Champlain, where modest M'Donough with his Extract of a letter from an American officer to his Yankee cock boals” withstood for two hours and friend in Richmond, dated U. S. Ship Coustella. twenty minutes the fire of a vastly superior Bri- tion, Bay of Algiers, April 13. tish feet, and finally compelled them to surrender. “ We have been on the eye of a most daring Page 179.

and glorious expedition. In consequence of misPlate seventh, represents the battle of Platts- understandings respecting the prizes captured by burgh, where fourteen thousand British troops, the squadron under com. Decatur's orders, the (Lord Wellington's invincibles included) being| Dey expressed great dissatisfaction, accompained panick struck at the loss of their fleet, were rout- with a threat of rejecting the treaty existing beed and finally put to flight by a handful of Ameri-tween the United States and Algiers. We were can regulars, and two or three thousand Green on the pinnacle of expectation. Commodore Shaw Mountain volunteers. Page 245.

had planned and prepared an expedition of boats ; the object of which was the destruction of the Al

gerine squadron in the Mole. Capt. Gordon was ACCOUNT OF POPE JOAN,

to lead us; and we were ardently and anxiously Extracted from the work of a celebrated clergymun | awaiting the moment which was to afford so brilof the Church of England.

liant a prospect for distinction. Yet the Dey was I here insert, says this divine, the following ex

well aware of the spirit and enterprize which tract, copied verbatim, by my own hand, from that characterized the nation he had to deal with. He scarce and curious old book, entitled, “The Nu- || assured the commodore, (who now suffered none remburgh Chronicle ;" which was printed at Nu

of his boats to approach the shore, unless under remburgh, 1493, in a popish city, by popish print- the protection of the white flag,) that nothing was ers, and compiled by popish hands, no less than further from his intention than measures of hostwenty-four years before the reforination by Lutility. He wished the affair to meet the decision ther.

of our government, confident that it would termi. “Johannes Anglicus,” &c.

nate satisfactorily to both parties.

“ After the capture of the Algerine frigate and Translation.-“ John, of English descent, but | brig, they were sent to Carthagena. No sooner said to have been born at Mentz, obtained the had peace been declared between the United popedom by sinister arts ; for, she palmed herself States and Algiers, and the prizes were delivered upon the world as a man, when, in reality she was up to their original owners, than the brig was a woman. In her youth, she accompanied a learn- | seized by the Spaniards, under the plea that she ed lover of hers to Athens ; and there, by attend. was captured within their waters. This measure ing the lectures of the best literary professors, she was sanctioned by the Court of Madrid. made so great a progress in erudition, that, on “The Dey is a shrewd and penetrating man, yet her arrival in Rome, she had few equals, and no in the prime of life, and exempt from most of superiors, in all kinds of theological knowledge. those vices which are the general characteristics By her learned lectures, and by her masterly dis. of his countrymen. He entertains an exalted opiputations, she acquired so much esteem and au- nion of the Americans-more so than of the Eng. thority, that on the death of Leo, she was by uni-lish. The Dutch and Spaniards he holds in conversal consent, (as Martinius affirms,) created tempt; the rest of the world at defiance. Conpope. Some time after her elevation to the ponti-sidering the unbounded authority he possesses, and fical dignity, she became criminally familiar with the horrid example of his predecessors, he may be one of her domestics, and pregnancy was the con- styled an humane man. Uninterrupted in his casequence. She took care, by every precaution, to reer by the English, he lords the Mediterranean. conceal this circumstance, as long as possible; un. His squadron, which is his most formidable intil, at last, as she was walking (in public procession) || strument, consists of five frigates, five corvettes,

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