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at the commencement of the Revolutionary war 1791 he emigrated, and served as an Officer in he was Adjutant General in the ariny of the the Army of the Prince de Conde. Pyrences. He was af erwards employed unler soite loy 30:1aparte President of the Court of Bonaparte in Italy, and it was Dessoles H10 Aupeal in Colinar. He led the same employbrought the Treaty of Campo Formio to Paris, Went after the first restoration, and during the for which he was promuted to the rank of Gene. iuj days he absented himself from France. . ral of Brigade. When hostilities commence in de Serre was President of the Chamber of Deptie 1799, Dessoles was the Chief of the stati in ties during the last session, and was within four Moreau's army, and was iis particular frienil: it votes of obtaining the same dignity this year. was Dessoles who' generally signed the othcial
M Port: 1, Viinister of Marine, was forigerly a reports of that late celebrated commander. Afier l merchant of great opulence, but held afterwards the peace of Luneville, in 1801, he was appoint- a situation in the Viarine Departmeni. Tie was ed counsellor of State, but having taken a friendly appointed a Counsellor of Siate in 1014, and has part in Moreau's affair, he incurred the Corsicau's been, for two years past, entrusted with the Di. displeasure, and was exiled for a short time from
rection of the Colonial Branch in the Department Paris. In 1805, he was, however, again taken of the Minister of Marine, over the whole of into favor, and was appointed Governor oi Ver which he is now appointed to preside. sailles. When Bonaparte assembled an army at Boulogne, in 1805, he ordered Dessoles to go there; on bis arrival having been informed that
From the Pitts! Gazette, of March 26, 1819. he was to act under Larines, he refused to accept Some of the south western members of Cona command, which again brought down on him | gress passed through this city on their way home his master's displeasure; he was ordered to leave a few days since. Mr. Clay, of Kentucky, and Boulogne, and retire to his estate at some dis- our worthy former townsman, Thomas Diltier, tance from Paris. He was not employed till esq. were arnong the number. In conversing on 1808, when he was ordered to take a command the probable result of the present oscination of in Spain. He was at the battles of Toledo in our trade, these gentlemen appear to have adopt1809, and at that of Ocana, in December same ed different opinions. Which of them is correct year. In 1810 he was appointed Military Gover-time only can show. The representative from nor of the province of Cordova, and soon after to Louisiana feels confident that the time is fast apa similar post at Seville. In 1811 he again incur proaching when the city of Orleans will import red Bonaparte's displeasure; he was recalled and the whole amount of merchandise consumed by afterwards exiled from Paris, and till 1814 he was the western states, and that this amount will be not employed He was appointed chief of the distributed through them by means of steam National Guard of Paris, after, the first entrance boats. He supports his opinion by the facts that of the Allies, and continued in that command there is much individual capital among the ineruntil Bonaparte's return from Elba, when he re. chants of Orleans; that many English and Scotch tired with the King to Ghent. After the second houses are about establishing agencies there, for restoration he was reinstated in his command. the purpose of attending to the sale of English After some time he was succeeded by General and Scotch goods imported by themselves, as in Oudinot; and the cause of his retirement was this case they will be receiving the profits of the said to be his refusal to accede to an unpopular | English merchant as well as that of the American organization of the national force of France. He importer; that about 400 vessels arrive yearly is distinguished as uniting extensive general cul- from Europe in the harbor of Orleans, for the pur. tivation with the knowledge of the military propose of taking in the cotton, sugar, and the other fession. Indeed those who bad Moreau's friend articles which float down the Mississippi; that ship were all men of good hearts and sound un- these vessels, which must naturally increase in derstandings.
number, have hitherto been only loaded in with M. Dessoles was created a Peer by bis Majesty crockery, and a few other articles, serving for in 1814, and enjoys the rank of Lieutenant Ge- | ballast, and that they certainly may as well come neral; bad he not been the friend of Moreau, be loaded with merchandise as empty, the voyage would have been created Marshal by Bonaparte. being as short as that to Philadelpwia, and the in.
M. Louis, Minister of Finances, was, before the surance being cheaper; that experience has revolution, one of the Secretaries to the Parlia. | proved the complete practicability of navigating ment of Paris, and was an Abbe. He was attach- || the 'Mississippi with steam boats, with perfect ed to the principles of the first revolution, and success; that these boats are increasing in number officiated under Talleyrand at the religious rites every day, and that sufficient profit can be made performed on the grand federation day, in the by charging half the freight that is now customaChamp de Mars, in 1790. He disappeared from ry, while the present price is much lower than 1793 till 1805, when he was appointed, by Bona | land transportation; and finally, that it is now re. parte to an office in the Treasury Chief de-divis. duced to a certainty that three weeks may be ion) In 1811 he was created Counsellor of State, calculated upon as amply sufficient to make a which place he filled till the entry of the Allies trip from Orleans to Cincinnati, which is less than into Paris, in 1814; when, soon after, he was one half the usual time generally necessary to made Minister of Finances, in which capacity be transport merchandise from the cities to the same displayed much financial knowledge.
When place. Bonaparte returned from Elba, M Louis retired The gentleman from Kentucky combats bis poto Ghent, and was reinstated in his office after sition with much ability. His arguments have the King's second restoration, which he quitted | great weight with us, whether from their intrinsic in 1815, when Talleyrand and Fouche left the force, or from the reluctance we feel to give up Ministry
the pleasing hope of the future greatness of our M. de Serre, Keeper of the Seals, was, before native Pittsburg, we cannot decide. He appears the Revolution, an Advocate at Bordeaux, In "to have devoted great attention to the interests of his section of the country, and from the repu. From a London Paper of January 26, 1319. tation which this distinguished citizen deservedly | Report of the commissioners appointed for inquiring holds for brilliancy of talents, his opinions must into the mode of preventing the forgery of Bank merit great deference and respect. Among ma- Notes. ny other arguments in support of the position To nis Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales, that Orleans never can be a great importing city, Regent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain the following are the most prominent. It is ra and Ireland. dically unhealthy-a defect that never can be In obedience to the directions contained in his remedied there by art; this produces the effect, majesty's conmission, we proceeded, in the lat. which more than any thing else, militates against ter end of the month of July last, to consider the its rise as an importing city; capitalists will never important subject referred to us. settle there; life and health being the first desi- Our attention was first directed to the propos. derata among human beings, people will never als for improvement in the forın of the note issued jeopardize these blessings from choice; men of || by the Bank of England: and it being known that fortune, of course, who may succeed in any place, many plans had been submitted to that body, will not be likely to venture to inhale the mephi. | which they had not thought it expedient to adopt, tic exhalations of the Mississippi at the risk of we felt it proper, in the first instance, to obtain their own and their families' lives. That although correct information on this point; and we there. there is considerable individual capital in Louisi- || fore requested the court of directors to furnish ana, yet it does not possess those requisites ne. us with an account of such plans. They accord. cessary to operate so as to create an importing ingly did furnish us, without delay, with a detailed body.' Capital, to effect this, must be divided in account of one hundred and eight projects, reto many channels; the importer of dry goods | gularly classed and arranged; together with a cor. must not be the importer of hardware; experience respondence resp cting them, a statement of the proves that a variety in the prosecution of com. trials to which they had been subjected, and spe. merce is as necessary as division in the operation cimens of the proposed originals, and of the imi. of labor. That allowing that insurance (which tations, executed by order of the bank. They by the way is not so certain) will be as low to || also laid before us about seventy varieties of pa. Louisiana as to the Atlantic sea board, yet, that per made at their manufactory in experiments for the risk of life in Orleans will naturally be taken its improvement, in which almost every altera. into consideration, and be added as a reason for tion recommended for adoption had been tried, increasing the importing profit on merchandise; and, in some instances, anticipated by their own that in this event the greater cheapness of carri- || manufacturer. age in the steam boats, over transportation in We have also received and answered commu. wagons, will be of no avail, as probably one per | nications from about seventy individuals, which cent added to the price of goods in Orleans, will have been arranged and considered; and in some more than out-weigh ten per cent. difference in cases a personal interview has been requested the price of transportation; that a city never can and held. Several of these persons had been become great as an importing place without pos- | previously in communication with the banks; and sessing within her precincis all the variety of me. we find, that in the instance of some projects of chanics and artizans; this never can be the case superior promise, the directors bad furnished to with Orleans, as every species of mechanical pro- the proposers the pecuniary means of carrying duct can always be carried there fifty per cent. their ideas into effect. We have likewise sought cheaper than it ever can be made; that as to the || and obtained information as to the state of paper argument in favor of the practicability of making currency in other countries: but this bas proved it an importing city, deduced from the fact of so || of very little importance, with reference to the many nearly empty vessels arriving there yearly object of our present inquiry. From America, for the purpose of receiving the cotton, sugar, I which affords the closest parallel to the state of &c. &c. which vessels, it may be supposed, might England in this particular, no official return has as well arrive loaded as unloaded, a case perfect | yet been received, but we have reason to think, ly in point can be adduced. The city of Charles- that in several parts of the United States the ton, in South Carolina, has been for a great num- crime of forgery is prevalent, and that great ber of years the depot of the most valuable arti- ||efforts are now making to give to the notes such cles which America sends to Europe; vessels ar. a character as may baile the skill of the Ameri. rive there in the same way they do in Orleans, can forger. Specimens of these improved notes and yet, for the reasons stated above, which in a have been communicated to its by the agent of great measure apply to all our southern cities, the American patentee, and have received our it never has been attempted to make Charles- I particular attention, with regard to the practicaton an importing city, and it will probably al- ibilty of adopting the invention, in whole or in ways rank in the third or fourth class of American || part, so as to present a barrier to the art and skill towns.
of the forger in this country. These are among the strong points of view in Upon the general subject of the forgery, we do which both sides of this question may be examin- not think it necessary to recapitulate statements ed. A short time will be sufficient to decide the which are already before parliament and the pubcontest. We are of opinion, however, that a lic. It appeared to us, however, proper to oba great deal depends on the exertions of ourselves tain more particular information as to the course and Philadelphia, in giving a speedy termination which has been hitherto pursued by the bank, to the struggle. What effect the cession of the both with respect to the prevention, and with reFloridas may have is yet doubtful: Pensacola is || spect to the detection and punishment, of the represented as one of the finest harbors in North crime. Upon the former of these points, we have America; we believe the town is also healthy.- | received from the directors, in addition to the How long it may be before she may enter the Account before alluded to, clear and circumstanarena of competition cannot yet be decided. tial details. And it is but common justice to those gentlemen to state, that in every instance our in. formation before us, ve feel ourselves warranted quiries have been met by them in the most prompi in stating our opinion, that the great quantity of and satisfactory manner, and every sort of usefu'll forged small notes which have lately been found information readily furnished. We feel it also in circulation, have all issued from a very few proper to add our opinion, formed after an exa plates only; and that the fabrication of them is mination of all the projects which have been form chiefly confined to one particular part of the erly submitted to the bank for a change in the country, and carried on by men of skill and exform of their notes, that no one of these could || perience, and possessed of a very considerable have been adopted with such a prospect of solid command of capital. Upon a cursory observation, advantage to the public, as would compensate it appeared remarkable, that whilst so many utterthe evils necessarily attendant upon a change. ers are constantly brought to justice, the actual
The invention to which we refer in the latter forger should very rarely, indeed, be detected. part of this Report, and on which our attention | But further investigation has led us to think, that is now principally engaged, was laid before the this fact may be accounted for; and without en. Directors a short time previous to the issuing of || tering into details, which upon this point it is bet. his Majesty's Commission, and so far entertained ter to avoid, we think that it results naturally by them, that they advanced a large sum of mo. from the lamentable perfection of system to which ney to the author. The chief merit of this inven this fraudulent traffic has been brought; and we tion consisting in the extreme accuracy of the have seen no reason to doubt that the Directors machinery requisite, time and application are ne. of the Bank and their Officers, have used every cessary to bring it to such a state of perfection as
exertion in their power to bring the actual forappears likely to answer the purpose desired.
gers to justice, though unfortunately without sucUpon the latter of the two points above refer. cess, except in very few instances. We cannot red to, we have received from the chief inspector refrain, however, from adding to this statement, and chief investigator at the bank, and also from our opinion, that there must be some culpable rethe solicitor, accounts of the course pursued in missness in the local police of those districts their respective departments. For which purs within which the actual fabricators of Bank notes pose, we requested the personal attendance of are more than suspected to reside, and to carry each of those officers, and entered into such an on their trade with impunity. And before we examination of them, as appeared to us to be cal. I quit this part of the subject, we wish to suggest, culated to produce the necessary information. || for the consideration of those by whose judgment We have also been furnished by the Bank with such a question ma, be properly decided, whe. the means of judging of the actual state of forgery, ther it might not be expedient to offer a very and of that degree of skill which appears suffi. large reward for the apprehension and conviction cient to deceive the public, by the examination of of a person actually engaged in forging Bank forged notes of various kinds; and even of the notes. We are aware of the objections which tools and instruments used by one forger, which exist against the system of pecuniary rewards, were taken upon him.
and are fully impressed with a sense of the evils Whilst it is painful to observe the degree of that may arise from a too general adoption of it. talent thus perverted, it is at the same time to be But the circumstances under which the crime of remarked, that in many instances, the public suf- forgery exists in this country are peculiar; and it fer themselves to be deceived by very miserable || appears to us hardly possible that those evils, imitations; and it is to be feared that a similar | which might be anticipated from the offer of a recarelessness would very much lessen the good ward in the case of some other crines, could effects to be derived from the employment of su. || follow from such an offer in this case; and knowperior skill and workmanship in the formation of ing how m. iy individuals must be saved from a new note. Another fact appears proper to be punishment by the conviction of one actual noticed here, as forming an important ingredient forger, we venture to recommend the adoption of in the consideration of any proposed plan.--The this measure, to be concurrent with such an imissue of small notes by the Bank is necessarily provement in the form of the note as we hope to very uncertain and irregular in its amount. We see effected. find, that to keep up the usual supply, not less Having been furnished with such information than 50 plates are requisite; and it is considered as was within our reach, relative to the subject proper to have a much larger number in a state of our inquiry, we in the next place proceeded to of preparation. And as it is obviously necessary to examine nore in detail the several projects subpreserve, as much as possible, identity in the Imitted to us. In pursuing this examination, we notes, this circumstance alone preclucles the ap. I have not indulged the vain expectation of finding plication for this purpose of many ingenious plans, || any plan for a Bank note which shall not be imeven if there did not exist other insuperable ob- litable by the skill of British artists, and we have jections to them.
considered that it would be utterly unsafe to rely Resulting from the above statements and ex- for security against forgery, upon the employment aminations, some general observations have oc. of any process, the chief merit of which was to curred to us, which appear proper to be introdu-l consist in its being kept secret; of which several ced in this stage of the Report.
have been communicited to us. Our object has It has been very commonly imagined, that, in been, to select some plan, of which the process, consequence of the simplicity of execution in the when the principles of it are understood and the present Bank notes, the actual forgery of them machinery and implements provided, should be was very generally and extensively practised, and simple enough to be applied without interruption often by persons without money or talent: and to the extended operations of the Bank; and this idea has formed the basis of much of the rea. should at the same time comprise so much of soning used by many of the projectors, whose superior art as may oppose the greatest possible plans have been under our view The reverse ot || difficulties to the attempts of the forger, and may this we believe to be the fact; and from the in." present such points of accuracy and excellence in workmanship to the eye of any individual usina expectations be not disappointed, will afford a ordinary caution, as shall enable him to detect a specimen of great ingenuity in the fabric of the fraud by observing the absence of these points in paper, of great excellence in the workmanship, a fabricated note.
and of very peculiar invention, and difficult ma. In the mass of the schemes before us, there | chinery in the art of printing -We confidently are, of course, very various degrees of merit; and I hope, ibat no long time will elape before we are we endeavored to class them as well as circum- enabled to lay before your Royal Highness that stances woulu permit. From a very large portion result; and we have every reason to know, that of them it was obvious upon a first inspectio the Bank Directors are sincerely anxious to adopt that no beneficial result conld be expected. Of any plan, which shall be found, after patient exthe whole number, we find about twelve of su amination, to be worthy of adoption. In the perior skill and ingenuity, but anticipated by mean time, we have thought it right not to delay others ot higher merit; or merely ingenious, but | informing your Royal Highness of the course of inapplicaule in practice. And we consider nine
our proceedings. The investigation in which others to be either of such originality or ingen- we have been engaged, has strengthened ratlier ious combination of existing means, as to have than removed our feeling of the difficulties with requi. ed our more particular attention: and with which the whole subject is surrounded. We do respect to these much consideration has been
not wish to represent those difficulties as precluhal, !, in some instances, improvements and || ding the propriety of an attempt to remove the experiments suggested and tried.
existing evils, by a change in the form of the We have not considered, as decisive against notes issued by the Bank of England; but we do the merit of any particular plan, the single fact, || feel them to be such, as make it imperative upon that it may be imitated by superior art and ex. those with whoin the responsibility rests, 'to be pensive means. But when we have found in the fully satisfied that they shall produce an improve. case of specimens blbnitted to us, apparently of ment, before they venture to effect a change, great excellence and the result of a combination All which is humbly submitted to your Royal of talent or machinery, that a very good imitation | Highnes's consideration and judgment. has been produced in a short time without any
JOS, BANKS, peculiar expense, and by the application of means
WILLIAM CONGREVE, only, which are within the reach of very many
WILLIAM COURTENAY, artists and engravers in England; and when we
DAVIES GILBERT, reflect how very few hands the business of for
JER. HARMAN, gery appears to be at present confined, we cannot
WM. 11. WOLLASTON. doubt that in the event of Bank Notes being for.
CHARLES HATCHETT. med from any such specimens, an equal number | Soho square, January 15, 1819. at least of persons would very soon indeed be found capable of fabricating those notes to a con.
From the Quebec Gazette. siderable extent, and with a degree of skill quite An Extraordinary Cure of the Lock-Jaw." suficient to deceive the public. Another consi Mr. Nelson—The interests of suffering humanderation las also bad weight in inducing us to liity tending at all times to excite public attention, hesitate much, before we venture to recommend I send you the following case, which even the any specific plan.
Gentlemen of the faculty will not peruse with The adoption of any new form of note presen-indifference, and which the generosity of my two ting peculiar and characteristic marks, but the under mentioned brother doctors engages me to imitation of which we could not confidently feel | make public. It is well known with how little to be extremely difficult, would not only not do
cuccess the medical art has struggled, with that good, but would produce much evil; and would terrible disorder, known by the name of Tetanus induce a false security, by accustoming the public (Opisthotonos) especially when caused by a to rely upon the appearance of such marks and wound. peculiar character, rather than upon a cautious On the 15th of December last, Mary Saint and general observation of the whole note. Gelais, 19 years old, a servant of Mr Saul, fell Our remarks, however, as to imitation do not
on the glazed frost, and lacerated the integu. apply to all the specimens which have been of. ments of her right knee, but the wound not apfered to 113. There are a few of singular and su- | pearing dangerous, she continued ber usual ocperior merit pruiluced by means which it is very cupations; eighteen days after, although the improbable should ever come within the reach of wound appeared perfectly healed, she began to any single forger, and the imitation of which, complain of stiffness in the back of her neck, and except by those means, appear in a high degree a certain difficulty in moving her jaw; accompadifficult.
nicd with a pain in her knee, which the curing of Safety, or rather comparative safety, is to be the wound had not been able to dispel. The sought, to a certain extent, in a combination of pain having increased in an alarming manner excellence in various particulars; but chiefly, as during the day, the patient was carried in the we conceive, in the application of a principle evening to Dr. Blanchet, who prescribed somebeyond the reach of the Copperplate Engraver, thing for the right-Dr. Ifiland being called in, which in its different processes is possessed of the at Mr. Saul's desire, declared that the Tetanus most formidable powers of imitation.
was then complete. During three days he emOur plan, before alluded to, as apparently af. ployed every thing that the art prescribes in such fording this alvantage, has been, with the most cases, but perceiving all his efforts were useless, liberal assistance from the Bank, for some time he requested his friend, Doctor R. De Salles Lat. past, in a course of trial for its greater perfection, terriere, to form a consultation. Of this, the anal with a view to combination with other in- result was amputation, to which, nevertheless, provements, satisfactory experiments of which the patient and her relations positively refused Tuve ulicaily been effected. The result, if our their consent. They then contented themselves
with enlarging the wound, and dressing it with the white population seeking safety in other isthe cominon stimulants, leaving the patient with lands, or in the remote and healthiest part of this. such full conviction of her approaching deat, i assure you that every thing had a most gloomy that they thought it their duty to give her warn- appearance; and the disease was so contagious, ing of her extreme danger, and her relations of one man would hardly venture to touch another. the certainty of her death.
The William's crew, from their mutinous disposi, The disconsolate husband came to me soon lion, deserted her-some have since died, and after, in tears, and requested me to go and see some remain sick. The weather has become his wife, telling me she was at the last extremity; good within these fifteen days, and the health of without, however, mentioning one word of what the island is improving fast. had passed before. But on the road I met Dr. De Salles Latterriere, who informed me of what I By the schoonor Brilliant, Tullock, we are in: bad just related, adding that the case was quite || formed that the young queen of Spain died in desperate. Yet the success I had already met childbed the latter end of December. The Bril. with from copious bleeding in siinilar cases, pre liant put into Havana with despatches, announcing vailed on me again to try the same fortune. the fact officially.
(N. Orleans Gaz. I found the poor woman in so violent a paroxysm, that her whole dody was bent like a bow, || Extract of a letter, dated Tunis, Dec. 11, 1818, to and supported only on the back of the head, and
a gentleman in Boston, on the heels. The jaws were so closed that it The plague, after desolating the kingdom was impossible to introduce the blade of a knife; of Algiers, has appeared here also. It broke I confess that I also thought her on the very out early in October in this city, and has since point of expiring, yet her pulse, although weak spread through a great part of the kingdom.and rapid, and much resembling such a one as It is estimated that the Bey loses more than 2000 commonly accompanies the intiainmations of the subjects daily. In this city alone, whose populabrain, holding out tolerably well, I immediately tion does not much exceed 100,000 the number of came to the resolution of bleeding her until she || deaths per day is about 300. On one day last fainted. I was obliged to take from her 36 week it amounted to 350, and we think quite fa. ources of blood. The fainting fit lasted a long vorably of the public health when it descends totime, but the contraction of the jaws, and the wards 200. I will not attempt to depict to you general spasm yielded visibly to the powerful de- | the horrors of pestilence. My mind has been so pletion-1 then took advantage of the slackness occupied with them that it has lost all excitabiliof the jaws to make her swallow four ounces ofty, and all feeling of personal damage. The popu. castor oil, and I prescribed the same quantity in lation of the city has already suffered a diminution a clyster; after two hours she had two capious of more than 30,000 by death and emigration; prostools; she notwithstanding relapsed, and as vio- bably more than 15,000 have fallen victims to the lently as before. I repeated the bleeding, which || plague in the course of 3 months. One vast subwas followed by a fainting, after a fresh loss of 18 urb is literally dispeopled. You may form some ounces of blood.
idea of the ravages of the malady, and of the ex. During the three following days, she took each || actness with which justice is here administered in day an ounce and a half of good laudanum; the certain respects, from the remarkable fact that a fourth day her mouth again closed, and the same poor cobler was the other day summoned from his convulsions began; another bleeding, ad deli stall, at the corner of a neighboring street, to take quium, 30 ounces, and the patient found herself | possession, as sole inheritor, of twelve different relieved as if it were by enchantment. Her great | estates at once. As I sit in my parlor I hear durrepugnance to the Tincture of Opium, made me ling the day almost one unbroken song from the substitute in its place the pure opium, combined | funeral processions passing beneath the windows with calomel. The doses will appear more than like platoons of the same army, often bearing two extraordinary, and the success alone can justify bodies on the same bier, and of which no less than them; I gave her three days successively 60 90 have fallen under our observation in the course grains of opium alone; the calomel did not cause of a few hours. The burden of their hymn is freany salivation, it acted powerfully on the bowels, | quently that charitable text of the Koran, “Send, from which it expelled several worms of an as. O Allah, send death to the infidels.” The stilltonishing length. The woman is at present per- ness of night is broken by the shrieks of women, fectly cured of the Tetanus, though extremely heard from every quarter, lamenting in the orienweak.
JOS. PAINCHAUD, tal manner over the bodies of those who have just Quebec, Feb. 1, 1819.
ceased to live. It is, of course, impossible to cal.
culate the duration of this calamity; but there is VARIOUS ARTICLES OF INTELLIGENCE.
reason to fear it will increase in the spring. We
once read together Thucydides's account of the Extruet of a letter, dated Tobago, Feb. 9, 1819.
plague of Athens, little thinking at that time that The heavy rains which continued during the one of us should afterwards be called to witness a months of December and January almost inun- | similar scene. His description applies almost exdated the country, which brought on a most ra. | actly to the plague now raging here, and to that pid and fatal disease, which made its first appear. I refer you; or, if Greek is! unfashionable among ance in the fort, a short distance from the town, gentlemen of the law, you will find the same acconsisting of 212 men strong, and in 10 or 12 days count more at length in Lucretius, lib. 6. 45 of thât number were numbered with the dead. I came to this place with a becoming diffidence, The contagion was so rapid, that it soon spread | but I now think myself qualified to be minister at into the town, shipping, and the country, and Constantinople. 'i'o be serious, when a nation proved equally as fatal. The disorder was such, keeps constantly a display of power before these it taffed all medical aid. The alarming degrees barbarians, its representative has only to use comwere such, that business was nearly suspended—" mon sense and discretion or rather to abstain