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petitions for the insolvent act. The time of the assembly will be considerably occupied in hearing those petitions; and while they are extending the relief of the laws to cases of misfortune and real poverty, they ought to be careful that the profligate and fraudulent do not abuse their clemency, at the expense of the honest creditor.
Gentlemen of the Senate, and
Some amelioration has been formerly proposed of the law authorizing attachments to the full extent of all the debtor's property, and it has been com-thought that certain articles of absolute necessity for the comfortable upholding of life, should be exempted in favor of his family: if any regulation of this kind can be devised, not liable to the abuses of fraud, it might alleviate many cases of distress, and perhaps not prove injurious to the substantial rights of creditors.
Though we are called upon to humble ourselves before God, on account of his visitations in the coldness and dryness of the seasons, and in the alarming sickness with which many parts of our country have been afflicted; we have also to exour gratitude and thankfulness for his numberless favors and blessings; particularly for his goodness in awakening the people at large to a more serious attention to their spiritual interests, and in turning many from the error of their ways, to serve the living and true God.
All christian people will find consolation and
of the House of Representatives, Agreeably to an act of the general assembly, passed at last February session, the money receiv. ed from the United States in reimbursement of the advance made by the state at the close of the war for the pay of the state troops in the U. States service, has been applied to the discharge of the loan made in September, 1814, and was received by the subscribers at the par of real money. The negociation in this way was satisfactory to the subscri-press bers, and saved to the state the depreciation on the money received from the U. States. In addition to the satisfaction we must feel, at having thus discharged our obligations to creditors, who, at a time of general despondency, had advanced money for the defence of the state; we have to congratu 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 the 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 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 inhabition of the relations of peace among the European tants; and habits of industry and good order powers, has operated unfavorable upon those im- 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 restoraing condition of the bank paper mediums, of ma- tion of peace and tranquillity. ny of the states, the uncertain and unequal value of the different mediums, operates discouragingly upon the efforts of regular and honest industry, and has produced the effect of unequal taxation upon the states; though by the constitution all duties and taxes ought to be uniform throughout the U. States. The same causes have produced an inequality in payments to public creditors, none of whom can now obtain payment in paper, equal in value to specie.
The earth, cultivated by virtuous men, regard
Newport, June 17th, 1816.
and the guardian, at the time of receiving each
The hon. general assembly of this state convened in this town on Tuesday last. At the opening of the session, his excellency the governor municated the following message:
However we may regret the existence of this state of things, it is not in our power to apply any remedy; they are evils, which the wisdom of the general government, aided by the increasing native resources of the country, and by a system of frugality in public expenditures, may in time re
Our prospects as to trade and manufactures are such as ought to induce a rigid economy in public and private affairs and a regular and systematic industry in all the occupations of life.
The changes which late events have produced, have probably tended to increase the number of
Population, &c. of Austria.
In the Indicature, a periodical work on statistics, politics, and history, published at Vienna by the Baron de Lichtenstein, there is the following statistical sketch, drawn from the best sources, of the provinces and population of the Austrian monarchy, as they stand since the Treaty with Bavaria on the 14th of April last:
1. Austrian States; 1. The country below the Ens, in extent 364 5-10ths square miles, with 1,043,000 inhabitants. The country above the Ens, including the Innivertel and the portions of the Hunsruckviertel, newly united, 203 6-10ths square miles, and 628,000 souls; the Duchy of Styria, 399 square miles, and 798,100 inhabitants; the duchy of Carinthia, 190 square miles, and 278,000 souls; the duchy of Carniola, with Idria, 190 square miles, and 377,000 souls; the county
and principality of the Tyrol, with the tribunal of
2. States of Bohemia: the kingdom of Bohemia, with the districts of Egra and Asch, 951 4-10ths square miles, and 3,203,000 souls; the margravate of Moravia, with the Austrian part of the duchy of Silesia, 551 8-10ths square miles, and 1,702,000 inhabitants.
3. The Kingdom of Galicia, including the Buckovine and the district of Tarnopol, recently reunited thereto, 1514 square miles, and 3,645,000 souls.
4. The kingdom of Hungary, with the provinces and districts of the kingdom, of Scalvonia and Croatia, 4112 square miles, and 7,920,000 souls. 5. The Grand Duchy Transylvania, with its annexed military frontier, 1046 8-10ths square miles, and 1,660,000 souls.
6. The Kingdom of Dalmatia, with the district of Ragusa and Cattaro, 304 square miles, 315,000 souls.
7. The Lombardo-Venetian kingdom, divided into the governments of Lombardy and Venice, 830 4-10ths square miles, and 4,290,000 souls.
8. The countries of the Austrian military fron-1. tier in Croatia: 1. the commandeins of Carlstadt 2. and Waradic, 231 square miles, and 295,000 souls. 2. The Bannat frontier, 47 3-10ths, square miles, and 95,000 souls. 3. The frontier province of Sclavonia, 135 square miles, and 230,090 souls. 5. The military frontier of Transylvania, 137,000 souls.-Total, 12,046 square miles, and 27,956,000 inhabitants.
Royal Family, (including the one mil-
of Deputies Foreign affairs, (including the 1,500, 000 francs voted by the law of the 28th March, 1816,)
Interest of public securities
Interest on royal bonds to expire
Marine, including the invalid chest at
Interior (including the 5 millions of increase for the clergy)
9,000,000 2,000,000 700,000
Twelve cents additional to the princi-
Deduct losses and non-
Sundries-Lotteries, posts, and salt
works of the east
Payments to the houses of counts
5. Aids granted by the king to the de-
8,000,000 Deduct for losses, &c..
The extraordinary receipts,
of the land-tax, the tax is
on persons & moveables 75,779,930
5 centimes on patents
EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS AND RESOURCES.
2. 110 centimes on the total amount of
the principal of doors and win
10 centimes on the principal of the tax on persons and moveables
Deduct for losses, &c.
3. Securities (cantonments) 4. Deductions from salaries 5. Renunciation by the king on the civil list, for the departments which suffered most during the military occupation in 1815
6. Increase of the custom duties 7. Increase on the stamps and registration
8. Sums to be recovered on communal property sold up to this date 9. Sums to be recovered on woods sold up to this date
10. Sums to be recovered on the discounts of national domains
11. Sum to be taken on the supplementary vote of credit of six millions of annuities
-24,282,540 50,633,000 13,000,000
Excess of the ordinary receipt above the ordinary expenses
Six per cent stock, issued for loans for defence,
Five per cent funded debt, Five per cent loans from the several banks,
Stock in the Union Bank,
Stock in the Boston Bank,
Thomas G. Waite's note, William Tudor's notes, 26,000,000 || O. Phelps,
The following is an official statement of the public debt of the state of Massachusetts, reported by the treasurer, June 6, 1816.
Leonard Jarvis's notes, 22,992,000 || Benjamin Fisk's bond, John Putnam's bond, 12,950,000 || Daniel Eppes's bond,
846,000 00 540,213 51
130,000 00 $1,525,213 51
Certificate No. 364, 7 per cent stock, new,
Certificate No. 469, 7 per cent stock,
March, 1815, on the two first above, unpaid,
Exhibit of property, exclusive of lands, belonging
W. Wetmore, J. Peck, and S. Waldo's
B. Haskell, P. Gilman, and N. Fay's notes,
Jeffrey and Russell's,
w. and R. McFarland's note, Waterman Thomas,
Silas Hazeltine's note to L. Jarvis, and
J. J. J. and M.. Clark, jr. and Wm.
Charles Blanchard's bond, small balance due,
Aaron Tufts and John Barker's bond,
Isaac Chamberlain's note,
John Leavitt and Charles Leavitt's note,
Bonds and mortgages lodged by the solicitor, received of Skinner's bondsmen, balance due thereon,
4,479 25 3,270 00
13,505 60 276 01
12 00 4,852 67
4,932 48 320 74 1,181 50 14,353 80
644 25 644 20 1,293 15
438 08 1,206 52
600 00 2,532 00
94 38 305 00
$ 105,477 59
The greater part of the above were given for lands, but the parties failing, the lands will revert to the commonwealth; and not more than $20,000 thereof can probably ever be collected in money.
No. 3. List of the salary officers of the state of Massachusetts, and their annual pay. His excellency the governor, His honor the lieut. governor, His honor the chief justice,
2,666 66 533 34 3,500 00
Four associate judges, at $3000 each, 12,000 00
Adjutant general and clerks,
State prison visitors,
Clerks of the senate and grants,
925 00 600 00
$ 46.875 00
9,328 36 400,000 00 600,000 00 Schedule of expenditures and revenue of the state of Massachusetts. $1,668,354 74 | Salary offices brought forward,
Apples, do. Potatoes, do. Butter, lbs.
RICHMOND, June 20.
ESTIMATE OF PRODUCE,
Received annually at New Orleans. do. 60,000 | Lard, 11,000 Soap, boxes Molasses, galls. 500,000 Candles, do. Tobacco, hhds. 7,000 Tallow Bushels, carrotts 10,000 75,000 Flour, bbls. Corn in the ear, bals. Meal, do. Rice, do.
Beeswax, lbs. Saltpetre, do. Gunpowder, bbls. Linseed oil, do. 1,000 Pot ashes, 9,000 Indigo, lbs. 3,000 Kettles & Cast
5,000 ings, pints
Nails, lbs. Tar, barrels
GOVERNOR. LT. GOVERNOR. Tompkins. King. Tayler. Tibbetts. 7868 6752 7888 6783 11205 9733 11241 9739 11099 10403 11108 10471 15114 11627 15175. 11654
Annual Census, of the Humane and Criminal Institutions in the city of New-York, collected by the attending minister, John Stanford, A. M.
Southern dist. Middle dist. Eastern dist. Western dist.
White men White women Black men
Mr. Badger of this town, has just published "the Naval Temple, containing a complete history of the battles fought by the Navy of the United States, from its establishment in 1794, to the present time; including the wars with France, and with Tripoli, the late war with Great Britain, and with Algiers; with elegant engravings, represent. ing battles &c." The following is his description 6,000 of the plates contained in the volume: 4,000
The frontispiece is a representation of the har bour and rock of Gibraltar, with the American squadron, consisting of thirteen vessels under easy sail, returning, (in sight of an English squadron) from a victorious cruise against the Algerines.
Plate second, is a vignette, emblematical of the title, representing the portico of a temple, the base of which is washed by the ocean, the top reach
By the official canvass of the votes returned at the 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 ar rived in her boat at the foot of the temple bearing majority of 6765 over Rufus King, the federal candidate. 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
presenting America and Liberty, bidding welcome to the Lateran Church, (in Rome) she was suddenand bestowing honours on those worthies, who byly 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 ainscribed the names of our naval heroes. void reviving the memory of the above mentioned detestable event; and that in order to prevent a similar imposition, (that is, in order that the infal 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 holiry, passing in an open boat from the disabled Law-ness's first enthronement in St. Peter's chairrence toward the Niagara, exposed to the deadly fire of a superior foe. Page 159.
Plate third, represents Capt. Sterrett in the schooner Enterprise, paying tribute to Tripoli in powder and ball, August, 1801. Page 17.
Plate fifth, is the second view of the same glorious engagement. The cool and determined Perry is seen passing with his single ship through the enemy's line, pouring, in his turn, destructive broadsides on the now surrendering enemy. Page
Plate sixth, represents the naval action on Lake Champlain, where modest M'Donough with his "Yankee cock boats" withstood for two hours and twenty minutes the fire of a vastly superior British fleet, and finally compelled them to surrender. Page 179.
Plate seventh, represents the battle of Plattsburgh, where fourteen thousand British troops, (Lord Wellington's invincibles included) being panick struck at the loss of their fleet, were routed and finally put to flight by a handful of American regulars, and two or three thousand Green Mountain volunteers. Page 245.
This said Mrs. Joan, (who called herself John VIII.) was successor in the popedom to Leo IV. who died A. D. 855: and she, herself, was succeeded by Benedict III. Was not this pope, at least, the" Whore of Babylon 2
"We have been on the eve of a most daring and glorious expedition. In consequence of misunderstandings respecting the prizes captured by the squadron under com. Decatur's orders, the Dey expressed great dissatisfaction, accompained with a threat of rejecting the treaty existing between the United States and Algiers. We were on the pinnacle of expectation. Commodore Shaw had planned and prepared an expedition of boats; the object of which was the destruction of the Algerine squadron in the Mole. Capt. Gordon was to lead us; and we were ardently and anxiously awaiting the moment which was to afford so brilliant a prospect for distinction. Yet the Dey was well aware of the spirit and enterprize which characterized the nation he had to deal with. He
I here insert, says this divine, the following extract, copied verbatim, by my own hand, from that scarce and curious old book, entitled, "The Nu-assured the commodore, (who now suffered none remburgh Chronicle ;" which was printed at Nuof 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 reformation by Lu.tility. He wished the affair to meet the decision of our government, confident that it would terminate satisfactorily to both parties.
"After the capture of the Algerine frigate and brig, they were sent to Carthagena. No sooner had peace been declared between the United States and Algiers, and the prizes were delivered up to their original owners, than the brig was seized by the Spaniards, under the plea that she was captured within their waters. This measure was sanctioned by the Court of Madrid.
"The Dey is a shrewd and penetrating man, yet in the prime of life, and exempt from most of those vices which are the general characteristics of his countrymen. He entertains an exalted opinion of the Americans-more so than of the EngThe Dutch and Spaniards he holds in contempt; the rest of the world at defiance. Considering the unbounded authority he possesses, and the horrid example of his predecessors, he may be styled an humane man. Uninterrupted in his career by the English, he lords the Mediterranean. His squadron, which is his most formidable in||strument, consists of five frigates, five corvettes,
ACCOUNT OF POPE JOAN,
Extracted from the work of a celebrated clergyman|| of the Church of England.
FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN.
Extract of a letter from an American officer to his friend in Richmond, dated U. S. Ship Constellation, Bay of Algiers, April 13.
"Johannes Anglicus," &c.
Translation." John, of English descent, but said to have been born at Mentz, obtained the popedom by sinister arts; for, she palmed herself upon the world as a man, when, in reality she was a woman. In her youth, she accompanied a learned lover of hers to Athens; and there, by attending the lectures of the best literary professors, she made so great a progress in erudition, that, on her arrival in Rome, she had few equals, and no superiors, in all kinds of theological knowledge. By her learned lectures, and by her masterly dis. putations, she acquired so much esteem and authority, that on the death of Leo, she was by uni-lish. versal consent, (as Martinius affirms,) created pope. Some time after her elevation to the pontifical dignity, she became criminally familiar with one of her domestics, and pregnancy was the consequence. She took care, by every precaution, to conceal this circumstance, as long as possible; until, at last, as she was walking (in public procession)