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Summary of Foreign Events. 5th of April. Earl Grey, and several English
gentlemen, were to be at Paris as evidences. Py the arrival at New-York from Liverpool, of
The fermentation in Lyons, and several of the the Ship Trident, in 35 days—London papers contiguous departments, continued; which had have been received of the 22d March, and Liver- excited just apprehensions in the minister of die pool of the 23d. They contain little news of inte- || allied powers in Paris.
It is stated that the Austrian troops are to ocrest.
The Ministers have been left in the minority on cupy the Saltzburg and Inverthiel, by the end of the question of the Property Tax, 201 toted for
March. A great part of the Bavarian army is its continuance and 238 against it
to be disbanded. On the 20th March, the Chancellor of the Es- The Prince of Hesse, Phillipstal, Captain Genechequer gave notice that on Monday next, in the ral of the Neapolitan army, died at Naples, on the Committee of Ways and Means, he did not intend || 15th February. to propose the continuance of the war duties up
FRENCH CILAMBER OF PEERS. on malt, (estimated at two millions,) the relliquishment of which he said he was convinced Bulletin of the sitting of Wednesday, February 22. could afford the most effectual relief to the agricultural interest ; and observed, that since he had the council of ministers, and the minister for ge.
The minister for foreign affairs, president of been deprived of so great a resource as the procneral police, were introduced. perty tax, and thereby compelled to have recourse to the money market, it was of little consequence the chambers on the part ?f the king, a letter
The first of these ministers communicated to that the loan should be incrcased by the amount
written to Madame Elizabeth, by the unfortunate of the calculated produce of the Malt Duty. Lord Castlereagh had inoved for leave to bring || death. This letter, entirely written in the queen's
queen, Maria Antoinette, five hours before her in two Bills—the one the more effectually to regulate the intercourse of neutral ships with the hand, was found among the papers of the ex-conisland of St. Helena, while Bonaparte should be I ventionalist, Courtois. His majesty wishes that detained on that Island. He observed that doubts the chamber of peers should receive the first had been entertained whether it was competent fac simile of it has been engraved, copies of which
communication of this interesting document. A to the Crown to detain a prisoner after the war; ||will, to morrow, be delivered to the peers and and though he did not partake of those doubts
deputies. himself, he proposed the bill with a view to re
LETTER move them.
From the Queen of France, Maria Antoinette, to London, March 22.
her sister, Madame Elizabeth. The queen's drawing room_Yesterday her má
OCTOBER 16-half past four. jesty held a drawing room at her palace in St. "I write to you, sister, for the last time; I have James' park, it being the first that has been held || just been condemned, not to a shameful death, it is this season, great curiosity was excited in the only so to the guilty, but to go and rejoin your bropublic mind, and an immense concourse of people ther, innocent as he was. I hope to shew the same were assembled in the park and its vicinity. fortitude as he did, in these last moments.
Her majesty left her private apartments about "I am calm, as one is when one's conscience does 2 o'clock, accompanied by the princesses Augusta | not reproach us. I feel deep sorrow, at abandoning and Mary, attended by their ladies in waiting, my poor children ; good and tender sister, you know maids of honour &c. Soon after Mr. Adams, the I lived but for them and you; by your affection, American ambassador, was introduced to the || you have sacrificed every thing to be with us. In queen by viscount Castlereagh. His excellency | what a situation do I leave you! I learnt, by the had afterwards a private audience of her majesty | pleadings in my case, that my daughter was sepaand delivered his cridentials, and was most gra- || rated from you. Alas! poor child, I dare not write ciously received.
to her-she would not receive my letter. I know Mrs. Adams, the lady of his excellency, was not whether this even will reach you. Receive for next introduced by the countess of Bathurst in the them both :ry blessing. rooin of viscountess Castlereagli, who had not Ar- “I hope one day, when they will be older, they rived at court previous to the queen entering the || will be able to rejoin you, and enjoy all your tender drawing room.
care. Let them both reflect upon what I have ne. On Wednesday the French ambassador had a ver ceased to instil into them, that the principles and long interview with lord Castlereagh at his office. exact execution of their duties, are the first basis of
Col. Fulton left London on 14th of March, with life; and that affection and mutual confidence, will dispatches for America. He is probably coming constitute the happiness of it. Let my daughter out in the Express Packet, as she sailed from feel, that at the age she is, she ought always to as. Falmouth on the 18th.
sist her brother, with the counsels which the greater The Paris Papers received in London were to experience she will have and her affection may sugthe 16th of March.
gest to her ; let my son, in his tum, administer to The sentence upon Col. Boyer had not yet been his sister all the solicitude and services which af. carried into execution, and it is said that the king's || fection can inspire ; finally, let them feel, that in clemency will be extended to him. Gen. Lauris- whatever position they may be, they cannot be truly ton is said to have interceded for his pardon. happy, but by their union. Let them take example
The chamber of French deputies was still oc- || by us. How often, in our miseries, has our affeccupied in discussing the budget.
tion afforded us consolation. In happiness, we have The French funds have fallen
a double enjoyment, when we can share it with a The trial of Sir Robert Wilson, and Messrs. || friend. And where can any be found more dear Hutchison and Bruce, was to have come on the Il and tonder than in one's own family!
"Let my son never forget the last words of his
KOTZEBUE. father, which I repeat expressly-let him never
London, January 20. seek to revenge our death!
A very curious work has lately been published "I have to speak to you of something very pain: || at Leipsic, by KOTZEBUE. It is written by his son, fulto my heart. I know how much pain this child
a young man who sailed round the globe, with has given you. Forgive him, my dear sister ; think || the late Russian expedition of discovery, and was of his age, how easy it is to make a child say what afterwards an officer attached to the staff of Genone pleases, and even what he does not understand,
eral Wittgenstein's army, in the memorable MosA day will come, I hope, when he only will fcel
cow campain of Bonaparte, but was taken prisonmore deeply the value of your goodness and tender
er while reconnoitering and sketching the plan of Dess for both.
a road, which communicated with the rear of the "It remains for me to confide to you my last French position at Polotzck.-Ile gives an account thoughts. I would have written them at the com
of his adventures, and the observations he made mencement of the process; but, besides that they
on his journey from Polotzck to Soissons, the dewould not suffer me to write, the march of events | pot of the Russian, prisoners in France. After has been so rapid, that I have not had, in reality, the being taken, young KotZEBUE" was carried before time. die in the catholic, apostolic and Roman reli- generals Wrede, and St. Cyr, the latter of whom
commanded the French division stationed at Pol. gion : in that of my fathers, in which I was brought otzck. He appears at first to have been received up, and which I have always preferred, having no spiritual consolation to expect-not knowing, if ||he should be searched for papers, but this was
with great jealousy. Gen. Wrede suggested that there still exist any priests of our religion; and e.
prevented by St. Cyr. Some time before he was ven the place where I am, would expose them too | taken, he had accidently formed an acquaintance mich, if they once entered it.
with the son of Massena, who happened to be “I sincerely ask pardon of God, for all the faults then at St. Cyr's head quarters. I may have committed since I was born I hope,
In relating this circumstance, the author says; that in his goodness, he will receive my last wishes, « With pleasure I observed young Massena, the as well as those I have long put up, that he will re.
son of the celebrated Marshal, among the Geneceive my soul in his mercy and goodness. I ask || ral's aides de camp. A few hours before the last pardon of all I know; and of you, sister, in particu- || battle
was fought, ive met and had a friendly parar, for all the pain I may, without meaning it, have | ticipation of a fask of wine at the out-posts. On
this first interview. on such an occasion, it was na"I forgive all my enemies the ill they have done tural that military events should form the objects Ine; I bid adieu here to my aunts, and all my bro.
of our conversation. Among other topics, the thers and sisters. "I had friends; the idea of being separated from | ted; finally we promised reciprocal aid, if such
possibility of being taken prisoner was not omitthem, forever, and their troubles, is one of the great
an event should occur, and exchanged addresses. est griefs I have in dying. Let them know, at least, | This was scarcely done when the trumpet sound. that to my last moment, I thought of them. ter reach you! Always think of me! I embrace you stances rushed suddenly on my recollection the "Good and tender sister, farewell! May this let-led,
each hastened to his post, and the sanguiwith all my heart, as well as my poor dear chil. dren. Oh, my God! what agony is it to quit them moment I saw
him. We embraced in the presence of the generals, who stared at us with as
tonishment, until the cause of this proceeding was "And now I will resign myself
wholly to my spi- | explained.” ritual duties. As I am not free in my actions, they will bring me perhaps a priest: but I protest here, that I will not say a word to him, and that I will
EMBASSY TO CHINA. treat him as a perfect stranger, Conformable to the original writing, entirely in || Lyra, capt. Basil Hall; and the hon. company's
On Thursday the Alceste, capt. Murry Maxwell; the hand-writing of the queen, Maria Antoinette.
ship Gen. Hewett, capt. Campbell, sailed as stated The minister of police,
in our last with a fair wind for China from Ports. Signed)
COMPTE DE CAZES. mouth, with the ambassador, lord Amherst, and his
suit. His excellency is instructed to assure the Paris, Feb. 25.
emperor of the amity and good will toward him, The deputation appointed by the chamber of subsisting in the breast of the prince regent; and deputies, in the sittings of yesterday to thank the to explain the nature and object of our late war king, for the communication of the testament with the Nepaulese. A letter from the prince to of Maria Antoinette, repaired this evening to the the emperor, repeating these assurances, will be Thuilleries.-His majesty made the following re-delivered to him by lord Amherst's son, as page to ply to the president's speech :
the embassy. The letter is most superbly illumi, " I sensibly feel the sentiments which the cham- | nated on vellum, and is enclosed in an elegant gold ber of deputies express to the communication 1 | box, the lid of which bears a miniature of the prince have made. No event ever more deeply affected regent (by Lawrence) encircled with a wreath of me than this discovery, I return thanks to that || diamonds. It was manufactured expressly for the providence which has revealed the virtues of her occasion by Rundell and Bridge, at an expense of of whom I was the subject, the brother, and 1 four thousand guineas. The magnificent presents may say the friend. I am confident that each of which are intended to give weight to assuranyou will carefully preserve the present which I || ces of consideration and esteem for the emperor, am about to give. Like ourself, you will do jus- || consist wholly of British manufactures ; elegantly tice to her to whom so little justice was done dur- cut glass vases, dishes, and bottles, have been ex ing her life.”
pected as likely to be the articles he would most ac.
ceptably receive. The ships will proceed to Can- Isaac Cox BARNET, of New Jersey to be Consul ton, and from thence immediatcly to the Yellow sea, || at Paris. and there land the embassy. The persons gone in TAOMAS Aridjo, to be consul at Cowes, in Eng: the suit of his excellency lord Amherst, are- land.
The hon. Mr. Amherst, Mr. Ellis, public secre- Josepu FICKLER, of Kentucky, to be consul at tary; Mr. Haynes, private secretary ; Rev. Mr St. Bartholomews. Griffiths, chaplain ; Mr. Abell, naturalist; Doctor Martin BEEKMAN, of New-Jersey, to be consul Lynn, physician; Mr. Murriage, mineralogist and for the Isle of France. assistant naturalist; Mr. Pole, draftsman; Sir THOMAS ENGLISH, to be consul at Dublin, in George Staunton will join the embassy at Canton. || Ireland.
It is expected they will be absent from England Jour LOVETT Harris, of Pennsylvania, to be about two years. The embassy hope to obtain per- consul at St. Petersburg. mission to return from Pekin to Canton through the Elisha Field, of Massachusetts, to be consul Chinese territory, which will give them an opportu- for the Cape de Verd Islands. nity of passing the great wall of China and Tartary, William GAMBLE, of New-JERSEY, to be consul and of viewing the internal appearance of 1500 for the Island of St. Eustatia. ** miles of that vast, and almost unknown country.This route appears the more necessary, as the
SPURIOUS BANK BILLS. ships which wait for their return cannot, for fear of We consider it a duty we owe to ourselves and the typhons, remain in the Yellow sea, whilst the sociéty, to give publicity to the following facts :embassy is at Pekin. It is expected the ships will We were applied to in the course of last Novemreach Canton in July: The expenses of the embas-ber, by a letter dated Oct. 20th, 1815, from Cin. sy are defrayed by the honorable East India Com- | cinnati, in the state of Ohib, to engrave various pany. It is estimated at 150,0001.
plates of bank notes, for a banking company with
the following title: Queen of Hayti's Dress-Consists of a petticoat | THE OHIO EXPORTING AND IMPORTof white satin, richly embroidered in gold sunflow.
ING COMPANY." ers, terminating at the bottom with a broad gold It now appears from very respectable informafringe, the train of white satin, embroidered like the tion, that no company of merchants, or other perpetticoat, looped up on each side (to form a drape-sons bearing the above title, now, or ever were ry) with gold tassels and bullion; a beautiful gold publicly known, to have existence, in or near the net falls from the left shoulder, and fastened under town of Cincinnati ; and that no such company do, the right arm, held up by large cords of bullion over or ever did exist. the shoulder, the corners and edges finished with The plates were engraved and paid for; but as tassels and fringe; a rich plume of white feathers, our names are annexed as the engravers, we deem ornamented by combs of immense value, completes it proper to warn all persons to be cautious in the the dress. This dress may be considered as a reception of such bills in future, as we are fully chef d'autre in the court-dress style, being by far impressed with a conviction of their spurious orithe richest and most elegant,' ever made in this orgin. Being in the habit of receiving and executing any other country.
orders relative to bank notes, from distant parts of
the Uniled States, our suspicions were not awakCONGRESS ADJOURNED.
ened respecting the pretended
“Ohio Exporting and Importing Company," Both houses of the National Legislature ad- until informed by gentlemen of undoubted verajoured on Tuesday last, the 30th ult. about four city, resident in Cincinnati, of the non-existence of o'clock, P. M. after a session of 148 days, having any such company. disposed of the business before them. They se The notes in circulation in this city and elseparated in the utmost harmony.
where, are signed as president by z. Sharp—the
cashiers name cannot be decyphered. APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT AND SENATE.
TANNER, KEARNY & TEABOUT. BANK OF THE UNITED STATES.
ACTIVITY The following named persons have been ap- At Richard Brown's woolen factory, Hollidays pointed by the President and Senate, to be Di. Cove, Va. 4 miles front Steubenville, the wool rectors of the Bank of the United States, on the was shorn from a sheep in the morning, washed, part of the United States.
carded, spun into yarn of 18 cuts to the pound, WM. Joxes, (Ex-Secretary of the Navy) Ste-wove, dyed, fulled, dried, shorn, and made into PHEN GIRARD, Pierce Butler of Philadelphia ; | 2 coat and wom, all in the space of 24 hours. JAMES A. BUCHANAN of Baltimore, (partner of Gen. | What think ye of this, Mr. Buli?--[W. Herald.. Samuel Smith, late Senator, and now a Member of the House of Representatives) and John JACOB Extract of a letter from a merchant at New Orleans, Astor, of New York,
dated 5th April
“Sugars are selling at 14 1-2 cents cash and Richard BLAND LEE, to be Commissioner of very few left in the country. the settlement of Claims for private property lost, Good Cotton 31 cents and purchased up for captured and destroyed whilst in the service of cash as fost as it arrives. the United States, during the late war.
Tobacco in demand at 15 cents, this price has SAMUEL LANE, to be Superintendant of the Pub- || just been refused for a parcel of 60 hhds. landed lic Buildings, &c. in the City of Washington un- a few days since from Kentucky, der the act lately passed.
74 vessels in port 31st March, BEVERLY DANIEL, re-appointed Marshal for the 35 sail arrived since, District of North Carolina, for four years.
-109 now at the Lovee."-[F. Gaz.
No. 11. VOL. 1.)
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1816. [WHOLE NO. 11. PUBLISHED WEEKLY, BY JOEL K. MEAD, AT FIVE DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
The battle of the 23d of December, in Mr. MAJOR LA TOUR'S HISTORY.
Latour's estimation, was the salvation of New OrMajor Latour's history of the war in Louisiana, leans. The enemy having reached Villier's planwill be read with attention and interest, because | tation, effected a landing amounting to four thouit is a record of facts. But this author needed sand nine hundred and eighty men. These connot to have interwoven political reflections in a sisted of the first brigade, commanded by colonel work which professed to be a history of the war
Thornton, amounting to two thousand and eighty, in Louisiana. He must have been aware that on and the 21st, 44th, and 93d regiments of British the original question, whether war was expedi- fusileers, of 1750 men, and a number of artilleent in its outset, great and serious diversities of rists, amounting to 150 men, making in the whole wurton were entertained by the most intelligent ||4,980. When this intelligence was brought to men of both parties. This was an obstruction that
gen. Jackson, he immediately gave orders to put did not lie in the way of Mr. Latour. Whether it his forces in motion, determined to oppose the was prudent or proper to pass by the injuries re
enemy on his first landing. These forces consistceived from France, while we met those from Eng. cd of a detachment of mariners, a detachment of land by a declaration of war, is a question about artillery, with two six pounders—the 7th regiwhich men may honestly differ, but there can be butment under major Pierce, and the 4th commandone opinion entertained on this point, that when our | eid by captain Baker, in all 884, led by gen. Jackfresides and altars are invaded, they must be de
son in person. To these were attached major fended to the last. This was the state of the ques- Planche's division of 287 men-the battalion of tion presented to Mr. Latour, and here all parties the St. Domingo men, and the Choctaws, conwere united to a man. Louisiana was invaded, and taining 228, and the left division, commanded by it was surely unnecessary for this author to attempt gen. Coffee, amounting to 732, making in the whole to defend our administration, and thus to make two thousand one hundred and eighty-two men. his book obnoxious to a large portion of our fel- || Such was the celerity of the movements of the How citizens, when he might have received the American general, and so unexpected was his apapprobation of all. The question whether Loui- || proach, that the British forces had lain down to siana ought to be defended, or Canada su bdued, take their rest, and the outposts had lighted up is just as wide and distinct, as the repulse of an their fire, and were busily employed in cooking invading army is from the assaults of an army of their provisions. The late United States schoon. invasion. We cannot compliment this author on er, Carolina, commanded by com. Patterson, haythe possession of any extraordinary talent mani. ing dropped down the stream opposite the enemy, fested in the construction of his work. So far as | began a furious cannonade upon the camp. This regards the war in Louisiana ; so far as the facts | firing continued for ten minutes before the enemy which he relates fell under the cognizance of his could recover from his confusion. Congreve own senses, is his page a luminous and faithfully rockets and bombs were thrown in great profureflecting mirror. He is there a master of his sion at the schooner, but very little mjury was subject, and he writes Ike one per utdy whom
Before the Dnitish But when he ventures to step beyond his domi- || had well recovered from cile; when he ventures on questions of national po- || by the fire of the Carolina, the 7th regiment, licy, he displays an evident and palpable ignorance commanded by colonel Piatt, advanced and fell of his subject. He seems to have derived his in- upon one of the enemy's outposts, stationed on formation on these points from a hasty perusal the road. The outposts were driven in, but hav. of our public journals, and to have made their ing received a reinforcement of two hundred original vulgarity, his own by adoption. He seems men, returned to the charge. The 7th regt. then to have embraced the opinion at the outset, that formed in battalion before the engny, and kept our cabinet required the same defence as New | up a steady and well directed fire, and the 44th Orleans did, and to have drawn his pen for the regiment, arriving at the same time,formed on the protection of both. Whether our administration | left of the 7th. The British now began to extend was right or wrong, it is not our business to en
their line in the expectation of outflanking the left, quire ; but it would be a sacrifice of truth and of and the 44th regt. observing the manæuvre were candor to say, that they have, right or wrong, slowly obliquing to avoid it, when maj. Planche’s found a very unsuccessful champion in Mr. Latour." battalion coming up, protectedby the darkness of VOL.I.
Lh thace yeand the surprise occasioncut
the night, engaged the advancing columns of the ed in the treaty. The American gen. contended, enemy within pistol shot distance. This furious that this included those slaves who had quitted the attack compelled the enemy's advancing column service of their masters, and joined the ranks of the to give way. This timely movement of major enemy. The British officer contended on the Planche prevented the left fank of gen. Jack- other hand, that these words were to be construed son's army from being turned by the enemy. | captured; that those who voluntarily joined the While the battle was thus raging, general Coffee's British ranks were to be considered as deserters, division, by a quick movement, attacked the enemy furiously in the rear, drore in their outposts, government. This debate is carried on between
and consequently entitled to the protection of his and following up the blow, penetrated to the very these two hostile commanders in a stile of supecentre of the enemy's camp. The boldness of|rior delicacy. We cannot read this correspondthis movement threw every thing into confusion ;
ence without emotion, of which our friends will parin the darkness of the night friends and focs could
ticipate when they peruse the following extracts : not be distinguished, and general Jackson not wishing to put every thing to hazard, called off Gen. Lambert writes to gen. Jackson on the 190k his troops, and retired to his first position, where Feb. “I beg leave to congratulate you on the he remained till four the next morning. This prospects of peace, and I hope I shall soon hare bold and decided attack was productive of the
to communicate to you the exchange of the ratifihappiest consequences—it confirmed the minds cations.” On the next day, the American general
addresses admiral Cochran in the following eleof our wavering countrymen, and gave them confidence in themselves; it taught them what raw.
vated language. “You will perceive that I perand unexperienced troops could do when led by fectly agree in the propriety of your remarks. a gallant and skilful commander, and animated That justice requires me to follow the example of by the sanctity of the cause in which they were
confidence given by yourself and gen. Lambert, engaged. On the other hand, it checked the in- in the delivery of the prisoners belonging to my solence and confidence of the invading foe, and army, previous to the receipt of those taken from taught him to reverence such bravery in an ene- you; a confidence always mutually due from enemies my. He was now more cautious in his approach who respect each other, and peculiarly proper bees, which gave the American general time to take liveen those who, in the probable course of events, that masterly position which he did afterwards, may soon cease to be such.” His excellency here aland which resulted in a triumph so glorious to ludes to the anticipated ratification of the the arms of our brave countryman, Gen. Jack-treaty by the president. Gen. Keene's sword son, who, if he was the author of those letters was lost in the attack on the American intrenchwhich bear his signature, (and we are inclined to ments, and as it was the gift of a friend, he rethink that he is) makes it difficult to decide the quested of generel Jackson its return. The Amequestion, whether his pen, or his sword, deserves | rican general writes thus to the secretary of war: public admiration the most, states in his account Major Gen. Keene having lost his sword in the of this battle, that “the gay rapidity of the action of the 8th of January, and having expressmarch, and the cheerful countenances of the offi-| ed a desire to regain it, valuing it as the present cers and men, would have induced a belief that of an esteemed friend, I thought it proper to have some festive entertainment, and not the strife of it restored to him, thinking it more honorable to the
Iznericom character to return it, after the expression of with so much eagerness and alacrity.” We all those wishes, than to retain it as a trophy of victory. I know that gens. Packenham and Gibbs afterwards believe, however, that it is a singular instance of fell, in the attempt to storm the American in- a British general soliciting the restoration of a trenchments, and that general Keene was severely sword fairly lost in battle.” The American genewounded. The command of the British army devol. || ral, after having received intelligence of the raved upon gen. Lambert. He declined making any | tification of the treaty, communicates it to gen. further attempt upon N. Orleans, and the treaty of|| Lambert with these remarks: “I deem it a duty Ghent finally put a stop to the further effusion of | without loss of time, to communicate the exact liuman blood. - A correspondence ensued between || state of these circumstances, that you might de. gens. Jackson and Lambert, on an interesting sub- || termine, whether they would not justify you in jeet, namely, whether in pursuance of the articles agreeing, by a cessation of all hostilities, to antiof the treaty the slaves slıould be restored to their cipate the happy return of peace between the two proper owners. The merits of this controversy | nations, which the first direct intelligence must rests upon the words “fallen into the hands || bring in an official form.” This heroic affair of the officers of either party," the phrase adopt-Il concludes thus : “ I pray you, with the assurance