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APPOINTMENTS.

1st lieutenant R. Humphreys to be captain, i tillery, to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 24th December, 1818, vice Houston, deceased. 9th March, 1819.

Ist lieutenant vatbl. Young to be captain, ist Brevet captain Samuel Spotts, 1st lieutenant January, 1819, vice Wright, resigned.

corps of artillery, to be assistant commissary of 241 lieutenant Wilson Whatley, to be 1st lieu. subsistence, 9th March, 1819. tenant, 24th December, 1818, vice Humphreys, 1st lieutenant Richard Bache, corps of artillery, promoted.

to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th 20 lieutenant George W. Allen to be 1st lieu. 'March, 1819 tenant, 1st January, 1819, vice Young, promoted. Ist lieutenant Joseph P. Taylor, corps of artil

lery, to be assistant commissary of subsistence,

9th March, 1819. W. H. Livingston, S M. light artillery, to be 1st lieutenant Charles S. Merchant, corps of ar. post surgeon, 3d February, 1819.

tillery, to be assistant commissary of subsistence, Charles V‘Crudy to be surgeon's mate light ar- 9th March, 1819. tillery, 3i1 February, 1819.

Is lieutenant Timothy Green, corps of artillery, Rd. M Harrison, lieutenant 2d infantry, to be to be assistant commissary of subsisienice, 9th assistant deputy quartermaster general, 31 March, March, 1819. 1819.

Ist lieutenant N. G. Wilkinson, corps of artille. Abraham C Fowler to be 21 lieutenant corps lry, to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th of artillery, 3d March, 1819.

March, 1819. Joseph Hopkins to be 2d lieutenant corps of ar- Ist lieutenant II. H. Minton, corps of artillery, tillery, 3d March, 1819.

to be assistant commissary of subsistence, Ith David Van Ness to be 2d lieutenant corps of ar. March, 1819 tillery, 3d March, 1819.

Ist lieutenant H K. Mead, corps of artillery, to Joel Spencer to be 2d lieutenant corps of artil. be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, lery, 3d March, 1819.

1819. john R. Morgan to be 2d lieutenant corps of 1st lieutenant W. L. Booth, corps of artillery, artillery, 30 March, 1819.

to be assistant commissary of subsistence, Sih Thomas Barker to be 2d lieutenant 1st infantry, March, 1819. 3d February, 1819.

2d lieutenant W. B. Adams, corps of artillery, Elijah Davis to be 2d lieutenant 1st infantry, 3d to be assistant cominissary of subsistence, 9th February, 1819.

March, 1819. Bradford Bradly to be 2d lieutenant 1st infantry, 20 lieutenant J. P. Dieterich, corps of artillery, 3d March, 1819.

to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th Altred Mitchell to be 2d lie enant 1st infantry, March, 1819. 3d March, 1819.

1st lieutenant Christopher Keizer, ordnance, to Edwin V Sumner to be 2d lieutenant 2d infan. be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, try, 3d March, 1819.

1819. Samuel W. Hunt to be 2d lieutenant 3d infan. 1st lieutenant Elijah Lyon, light artillery, to be try, 3d February, 1919.

assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, Peter T. January to be 2d lieutenant 3d infan- 1819. try, 3d March, 1819.

20 lieutenant W. Smith, light artillery, to be Wm. H. Mann to be 2d lieutenant 4th infantry, | assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, 3d February, 1819.

1819. Robert B. A. Tate to be 2d lieutenant 4th in- 211 lieutenant Andrew M'Intire, light artillery, fantry, 3d March, 1819.

to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9ih R. H. Branch to be ad lieutenant 7th infantry, March, 1819. 3d February, 1819

2d lieutenant Thomas Barker, 1st infantry, to Solomon Chambliss to be 2d lieutenant 7th in-be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th Marcli, fantry, 3d March, 1819.

1819. Edward Webb to be 2d lieutenant 8th infantry, 2d lieutenant Bradford Bradly, 1st infantry, to 3d February, 1819.

be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, Frederick Lazarus to be 2d lieutenant 8th in- || 1819. fantry, 3d February, 1819.

1st lieutenant James Young, 2d infantry, to be Wm. B. Everitt to be 2d lieutenant 8th infantry, | assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, 3d March, 1819.

1819. James W. Paxton to be surgeon's mate 8th in. 1st lieutenant Samuel B. Griswold, 2d infantry, fantry, 3d February, 1819,

to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th Gideon Lowe to be 2d lieutenant rifle regiment, | March, 1819. 3d February, 1819.

1st lieutenant Walter Bicker, 2d infantry, to be Daniel Kieth to be 20 lieutenant rifle regiment, | assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, 3d February, 1819.

1819. Wm D. M'Cray to be 2d lieutenant rifle regi. 1st lieutenant John B. Clark, 3d infantry, to be ment, 3d February, 1819.

assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, Orromel Johnston to be surgeon's mate rifle re- 1819. giment, 3d March, 1819. The officers promuted will report for duty ac,

1st lieutenant E. E. Brooks, 3d infantry, to be fording to their promotions

. Those appointed assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, have received special orders from this office. 1st lieutenant Felix Ansart, corps of artillery,

2d lieutenant Charles Harrison, 3d infantry, to to be assistant commissary of subsistence, och be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, March, 1819.

1819. 1st lieutenant Thomas C. Legate, corps of ar- Ist licutenant Francis V. Brady, 4th infantry, to be assistant commissary of subsistence, Oth subject. The prosaic pari, although not quite March, 1819.

so smooth as the rhymes, is unquestionably a 1st lieutenant Joseph Gleason, 5th infantry, to be assistant commissary of subsistence, Ith March,

sensible and intelligent an-note-ation. 1819.

To the Editors of the National Register. 1st lieutenant Nathan Clark, 5th infantry, to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, Spring's ou'rous flowers, and summer's thriving fields, 1919.

Autumn's rich iruits, and winter's bitter blast; 1st lieutenant T. Hunt, 5th infantry, to be as

All that a year, of pain or pleasure, yields,

Has been experienc'd-for a year has pastsistant commissary of subsistence, 9ih March, 1819.

Since my subscription I remitted last,

The printer's honest claim to liquidate; 1st lieutenant Robert H. Hammond, 5th in.

Iest he by creditors should be harras'd, fantry, to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, 1819.

And curse, in angry mood, his hapless fate: 2d lieutenant S. S. Stacy, 5th infantry, to be as

For that brings not relief, that brings relief too late. sistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, | Spread o'er a country of a vast extent, 1819.

The printer's claims are numerous, though small; 1st lieutenant Isaac Clark, 6th infantry, to be And otł, with heavy heart, does he lament assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, The small effect of his most pressing call. 1819.

How many worthy are thus doom'd to fall, 1st. lieutenant, lazen Bedel, 6th infantry, to be || Lingering victims of unjust delay; assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, Who in the cause embark'd their little all, 1819.

And now behold, with pain, from day to day, 2d lieutenant Charles Durbridge, 6th infantry, || The little that they have, glide like a stream away. to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th of

My small remittance now again I send, March, 1819.

A compensation for the useful sheet; 2u lieutenant H. S. Malory, 7th infantry, to be

A sheet, where politics and science blend, assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March,

And form a journal of the times complete 1819

A sheet with entertainment so replete', 20 lieutenant A. M. Houston, 7th infantry, to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 8th March, That every epicure his dish may chcose;

For here the grave and gay in concert meet, 1819. 20 lieutenant Wm. W. Bronaugh, 7th infantry: || Blends lier soft note-here pores philosophy abstruse.

And ever and anon the modest muse to be assistant commissary of subsistence, 9th March, 1819.

While I, at home, with satisfaction scan 20. lieutenant Edward Webb, 8th infantry, to His sage prognostics, his essays peruse, be assistant cummissary of subsistence, 9th March, || Shall I forget the labors of the man, 1819.

Whose skill selects for me this mass of news?
The assistant commissaries will report, by let. Shall I his confidence so far abuse,
ter, to col. George Gibson, commissary general | As to withhold the pittance justly due?
of subsistence, ai Washington, and receive his Sbail I to him his legal right refuse,
instructions relative to their dutics.

And hear him still in rain for justice sue,
By order,

That he with lightsome heart his journey may pursue?
D. PARKER, Adj. & Insp. Gen.

No! far from me be such a callous heart, Mote. By general order, of 27th January, 1819, That would withhold so small a recompense; previous to the resignation of lieutenant colonel

When, though so small, it might relief'impart, Trimble, major Brooke, of the 4th infantry, and

And give new lustre to some excellenee: major Dinkins, of the 8th infantry, were transfer.

Might check the creditor's cold insolence, red on their mutual application.

Whose bold advances, whose address severc,

Might well alarm the printer's indigence-
MARINE CORPS.

Restrain him in his laudable career,
The following promotions and appointments were And e'en prove fatal to the “ National Register."

mans in the United States Marine Corps, on
the 3 instant:

A wretched lay! Anhony Gale to be lieutenant colonel com

I hcar you say; mandant.

Why, that I don't disputeFrancis D. Bellevue, Lyman Kellogs, to be

Did you ne'er see captains

A crooked tree

Produce delicious fruit? Elijah J. Weed, Charles R. Porter, Joseph C. llall, to be first lieutenants.

Then take the fruit, Charles C. Floyd, John M'Clure, Charles C.

If it will suitTupper, Charles Grymes, George D. Brewerion,

Apply it as you please; Ward Marston, to be second lieutenants.

Its proper use

May e'en produce

A momentary case.
A POEM, WITH NOTES.

[ March 6, 1819. We have just received the following verses from Gentlemen,---Enclosed you will receive five

a subscriber. It is seldom that we have met | dollars, on the Bank of Georgetown, (which I with so honest a poet, and one so true to nature. presume is good, as it passes current here,) as It must be confessed that he writes with great lioy subscription to the National Register, till the propriety and feeling, ou a very interesting li first of March, 1829.]

THE NATIONAL REGISTER.

192,

No. 12.)
WASHINGTON CITY, MARCH 20, 1819.

(Vol. Vn Printed and Published, every Saturday, by Lawrence, Wilson, & Co. at five dollars per annum.

and at Baltimore, have not obtained our approContents of this No. of the National Register. bation. The passions of the people, it is true, ORIGINAL-General Jackson, Mr. Lacock, Mr. Clay, and were, on this occasion, in unison with the sense Public Sentiment, 177,-Editor's Cabinet-Noah's Travels,

of the popular branch of the legislature: Bue, SELECTED.--Documents accompanying Mr. Secretary

Adams” letter to Mr. Erving, concerning the incidents then, these feastings were in the nature of of the Seminole War, 178.--List of the Acts passed at the late session of Congress, together with an abstract of their

an appeal from the constituted authorities, to several provisions, 182.- Foreign Affairs, 190.- Home Af the undefined sensations of the community: fairs, 192.

And if it may with propriety be resorted to General Jackson, Mr. Lacock, Mr. Clay, in this instance, it may, in the case of a fortuand Public Sentiment.

nate military chief, be resorted to in opposiThe contest, in relation to the conduct of Gene. tion to the regular dispensation of rewards and ral Jackson in the campaign against the Seminoles, || punishments from any and every branch of gohas not yet entirely subsided: but the force of the vernment. The evil effects of such complimentaconflict is broken; and what remains of the agi. || ry carousings has been felt at New York, in partitation is the mere swell of the passions occasion-cular. As if the people of that commonwealth ed by preceding controversies. From the mo. were not competent to determine as to the quali. ment that the House of Representatives, which is ties of their own state executive, the toast of gethe grand inquest of the nation, had decided, theneral Jackson is considered as fixing them. The question ceased to be important to the public. || public journals of the city of New York bave es. To those who are fond of political amusement, hibited the ridiculous spectacle of disputing, General Jackson's Strictures on Mr. Lacock's Re. | whether the general drank “De Witt Clinton, port to the Senate, and Mr. Lacock's Reply to governor of the great and patriolic state of New the Strictures, will, nevertheless, be attractive: York,” or “the great and patriotic De Witt ClinBut the elevated and enlightened statesman canton, governor of the state of New York;” in other view them in no other light, than as acrimonious words, whether the patriotism was meant to apply to discussions arising out of personal animosity. the governor or to the commonwealth! It is doubt.

Whilst the character of the country was at less desirable to enjoy the good opinion of enlightstake, we took, with a decision called for by the ened and virtuous men: But what are re to infer, occasion, the side of General Jackson; not as Ge- when the inhabitants of the Hudson appeal to the neral Jackson; but as the instrument which exe. l judgment of an individual residing in West Tencuted the orders of the government. With his nessee for the character of their chief magistrate! acquittal by the House of Representatives, ourThat general Jackson fights well, cannot be doubt. task ended. We do not feel disposed to follow | ed: that his mind is energetic, will not be quesin the trail of private squabbles, however they tioned; but that he is a good judge of the quali. may demonstrate themselves through the abused ties indispensable in a ruler, or well qualified for forms of legislation or bear the indicia of the la ruler himself, is not, in our opinion, so well ascommander in chief of the southern division of certained. He should never forget, that he owes

it to the wisdom and moderation of the adminis. sithough we are clearly of opinion that the tration that he is not now a discarded general, conduct of General Jackson was strictly justifiable If the incidents connected with general Jackin the invasion of Florida, yet we feel persuaded son's visit to New York, bare compelled us to that it required all the circumstances of the case make these animadversions, Mr. Lacock's report, to constitute that justification. The actual de froin the committee of the Senate, is equally open portment of the Spanish authorities, the general to reprehension. To make a report, without the course of policy pursued towards the United usual accompanying resolution; to bring it in at a States by the government of Spain, the terrible moment too late for discussion, or for being in any inroads and savage massacres by the Indians, and way disposed of; to leave it as a corrodling sting, the impossibility of reducing them withia the to destroy general Jackson's character; render limits of the United States, were all necessary to the course adopted by the committee of the sc. the justification of the General in seizing upon St. nate extremely censurable Even supposing geMarks and Pensacola.

neral Jackson to have transcended his authority is Farther than this we have not gone, nor do we Florida, does it follow that the Senate has a right intend to go General Jackson's journey to New to transcend its own? The great security wo indiYork, the feasting of him there, at l'hiladelphia,"vidual and public liberty, is the keeping every de

the army.

partment and branch of the government within its | zette.” It reminds its of the verdict of a Scotch legal limits. The excesses of a military chief are jury. When asked, whether they had found for indeed dangerous to freedom; but history teaches the plaintiff or the defendant, the foreman an. us, that military power has invariably risen on the swered, that he did not know any thing about the vices of the civil authorities. The disorderly pro:ll plaintiff or defendant, but that the jury found for ceedings of the British parliament, led the way to Mr. Ellis, the attorney. For ourselves, we enter. Cromwell's usurpation; and the despotism of Natolltain friendly sentiments for Mr. Clay: we have poleon was generated by the misconduct of the feared that he would ruin himself: And let him reexecutive directory and the national councils of Rect, that his political fate is in his own hands; France.

and that if he is destroyed, it will be his own fault. If general Jackson and Mr. Lacock are resolved The House of Representatives sustains the pro. upon a single combat, either by words or blows, priety of the conduct of General Jackson. Pub. let them fight it out: the newspaper arena is large lic sentiment sustains it. But public sentiment enough: but, as there is no constitutional princi- will not support either him or Mr. Lacock in ple involved in their broil, the people can have their private altercations. However small por.. little concern in it. This is not a feudal age, in tions of the community may be inflamed on such which men are compelled to enlist under the ban. | occasions, the great body of the people maintain ner of either a great lord or a petty baron. a cool and steady judgment in matters of this

One or two of the papers of Kentucky have kind. taken in high dudgeon that Mr. Clay should have been encountered and overthrown in his opposi.

DOCUMENTS tion to General Jackson and the administration. || Accompanying the letter of Mr Secretary Adams

to Mr. Erving, the minister of the United For our part, we have not found any thing sacred

States at Madrid, in relation to the invasion of in the person of Mr. Clay, more than in the per- Florida and the execution of Arbuthnott and son of any other citizen. We treat him as we

Armbrister.

· No. 37. c. treat others on similar occasions: We comment

Fort Montgomery, June 2, 1818. on his speeches; applaud them when distinguishi.

I certify, that between the 5th and 7th of May, ed by soundness of remark and brilliancy of ex. 1818, whilst at Fort Gadsden, on the Appalachi. pression; and endeavor to expose them when of cola river, I was informed by a Mr. Larua and a contrary description. If he makes a speech in direct from, Pensacola, that at the time of their

Benneto Gassea, both citizens of, and at that time Congress, we make observations out of Congress; departure thence, there were 500 Indians in and and the observations go against the speech. The about Pensacola; and i further certify, that on my Hall of the House of Representatives is surely not

arrival at Pensacola, on the 23d of May, I was in. a political embalmery, which preserves all within || place, that on the 22d, which was the day before

formed by Mr. Skeets and other citizens of that it from the influence of the political elements || my arrival, Holmes, (a noted Red Stick) with his which subsist beyond its walls. With the Ken- || party, had left Pensacola to proceed to the Chock. lucky prints referred to, those, it seems, are pre- tawalchy for safety, having been for several days

previous in town. All which I certify on honor, sidential sycophants, satellites, and parasites, who

(olgueul) differ from Mr. Clay, and support administration. 1) Witness, WILLIAM S Folton, llas, then, the administration no rights of the Private Sec'ry. Gommunding General. press? Is the freedom of that great engine con.

No. 37. d. fined to its opponents? May administration not Province of West Florida, Town of Pensacola, appeal to the understandings of the people, in

September 18th, 1818.) vindication of its measures, against the assaults of In pursuance with an order to me directed by its antagonists? The language of the “ Kentucky colonel William King, civil and military gover.

nor of said province, (a copy whereof is hereto Gazette,” in this respect, is very remarkable. It || annexed) I caused to appear before me, at the is opposed to Mr. Clay, as it regards General Jack. I quarters of captain Hugh Young, of the army of son, and yel it condemns the commentaries on

the United States, in this town, the following Mr. Clay by those who entertain the same opinion | William Cooper, J. Dauphin, --Skeete, Felippe

viz: Manl. Gonzales, Dr. Brosnaham,

persons, with itself on that subject. That “Gazette,” it Prieto, Joachiin Barrelas, P. Alba, jr. Jose Bone. seems, venerates Mr. Clay personally, but is op-fal, (Marian) and Charles le Jean, to answer on posed lo nim, in General Jackson's case, political

oath, such interrogatories, not tending to criminate

themselves, as might be propounded to them by ly. It apprehends, we presume, that this gentle || captain Young, relating to the intercourse which inan's political character may be destroyed, and took place between the late Spanish authorities it seeks to preserve him upon personal considera of this province, and the hostile Indians, during

the recent war with the United States. tions. The “Gazette" is for Mr. Clay, at all

Joaclim Barrelas being duly sworn, declares, ezcuts, whatever may be his congressional course. that he has frequently seen parties of Indians in Such is ille republicanism of this " Kentucky Ga. "the town of Pensacola, since the month of No.

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vember, 1817; says, that parties of Indians have ltion to the Indians, from a store which was er. been provisioned by the late authorities at this | Pressly for that purpose here; that on the day place on several occasions; has frequently heard, that major Youngs attacked the Indians near this and believed that the Indians were in the habit of town, there was a considerable number encampbringing into this place, horses, cattle, &c. for led near the water side, in town, who, upon hear. the purpose of selling them and other plunderling the report of fire arms, crossed the bay in Says he was at Barrancas at the time that general their own boats, and in other larger boats, belongJackson came to Pensacola, in May last; deponenting to others. acted there as commissary, and knows that seve

(Signed) CARLOS LAVALLE. ral Indians went from town down to Barrancas with the Spanish forces and took refuge in the William Cooper, being duly sworn, declares: fort; that, at the same time, several sinall parties That he has resided in Pensacola since Novem. were encampted about the Barrancas; that upon ber, 1817; d'uring which period he has frequently the arrival of general Jackson before the Barran seen in town, and its vicinity, several parties of cas, Tapaulca and family were also in the fort; Indians; saw one in particular, with some sheet deponent has seen said chief several times in lead; and bus heard, that the lodjans had introdu. Pensacola, and believes him to be either a Creek ced some clothes into town that looked like Ame. or Seminole Indian; that while deponent was at rican manufacture. States, also, that Tapaulca Barrancas, and subsequently to the said month of was a Red Stick chief, and had been frequentiy November, 1817, he saw an Indian named Luna about Pensacola for several years past. an express from St. Marks, cross over from Santa

(Signed) WILLIAM COOPER. Rosa island to Barrancas. with despatches for the governor here: says that since the said month of

Pensacola, September 19th, 1818. November 1817, governor Mazot being himself at I certify, that the aforegoing depositions were Barrancas, did order this deponent to give rations | sworn to and subscribed before me on this day. to several parties of lodians then there, of at least

(Signed) M M KENNEY, Sen. from thirty to forty strong, men, women, and

I. P. in and for town of Pensacola, children.

West Florida.
(Signed)
JOAQN BARELES.

(Copy) George Skeate being duly sworn, declares,

No. 37. e that he has constantly resided in the town of John Duffy being duly sworn, declares as fol. Pensacola since November, 1817, since which he || lo:vs: has repeatedly seen at different times, in said Question. Have you resided in and about Pen. town, from thirty lo forty Indians; has not seen | sacola since November, 181.? any ammunition given to the Indians, within the Answer. I have. period alluded to; jas heard and believes that Question. Have you seen in said town, or its horses, cattle, &c. were brought into this place, || vicinity, within or since that period any Indians? by the Indians and sold, which deponent however Answer. I have. did not see.

Deponent believes that the late Question. How many did you see at any par. governor Mazot was well acquainted with the se- ticular time? veral murders that were committed on the neigh- Answer. About the latter end of that spring I boring American froncier; knows of no supplies | aw in town froin fifty to sixty Indians; but few of furnished by order of the Spanish government, I these were armed because they were probibited

law atrou the month of mareti, 1817, when a || from coining into town armed. I suppose their supply of knives, a few blankets, and some copper arms were left in their camps in the neighborhood. ketiles were furnished, and delivered to a party Question. How did these Indians subsist themof Indians, for the purpose, as was then said, of selves, and bow did they procure ammunition! acting against the insurgents, who were expected: Answer. Probably from the government here; tbat the said party of Indians, shortly disappeared, of this however I am not certain and nothing more was heard of them. Deponent Question Did you see any horses, cattle, or saw, on the day that major Youngs attacked a other plunder brought into this place by the Inparty of Indians in the neighborhood of this town, dians? a number of Indians whom he believes were sent Answer. No. (or went themselves) across the bay, in a boat Question. How many Indians were in Pensacola belonging to Don Antonio Molina, captain of the and its neighborhood at the time that major port.

Youngs attacked a party near this town? (Signed) GEORGE SKEATE. Answer Of all descriptions, viz: men, women,

and children, there must have been a considera. Mr. Charles Le Jeune, being duly sworn, declares: || ble number, not less probably than one bundred

That he has resided in Pensacola since Novem- and fifiy or sixty. ber, 1817; since which he has frequently seen, in Question. When major Youngs attacked a party this town or its vicinity, parlies of upwards of an near own, how did those in town find ineans tó hundred Indians encamped; that these parties | escape across the bay? were armed, either with rifles or with the arms Answer I have understood and believe that that were furnished them by the English; that they were set across the bay by oriler of the yo. although he cannot state that those parties had vernor. (Signed) SANTIAGO DAUPHIN. received ammunition from the Spanish govern

R. K. Call, A. 1). C. meni here, he nevertheless can and does state, that the said parties were provisioned from the || Joseph Bonefi being duly sworn, declares as fola king's stores, by Prieto, king's storekeeper; that

lows, vis. previous to November, 1817, the government Question. Have you lived in Pensacola sinca

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