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Captain Markham's purser; and Mr. Salt, | Admiralty, were puerile and inconsistens in a follower of Sir Jobo Troubridge's : and all the extreme; to suppose that the present the world must recollect the memorable at. I low rate of insurance is the best proof that tempt that was made, to drive Sir Andrew the Admiralty have done their duty, is no Hamood from his situation : and another justification at all, when the comparative has recently taken place to remove Com- | situation of affairs, at the commencement missioner Fanshaw, to bring in Captain of the late and the present contest is consiGrey. But the retirement of Sir William dered: Colonel Craufurd's reply to the Billingham from the Navy Office, with a Hon. Captain's futile defence, is certainly pension of £500 per annum, although in one of the best that could be advanced. good health, and endowed with every faculty Wishing that every success may attend your for the execation of his duty, because Cap labours, I remain your most humble sertain Markham's brother should be provided | vant,

L. V. for, has excited the surprise and indignation March 7, 1804 of every one. That the country should be burthened by pensions distributed in this

ANGLO-GALLIC CREDITORS. mander, (by those pretenders to economy and patriotism), calls loudly for an inquiry ;

SIR, Your observations on the letter indeed, it can be considered in no other signed a British Creditor inseried in your point of view, than a fraud on the public ; | Register of last week, instead of canvassing, and the instigators of it jusly merit the their claims by fair discussion, appear to punishment the law in those cases provides. mingle rather more of obloquy than is con.

Whenever any thing has been said in i sistent with candour and the truth of the opposition to the conduct of the Admiralty, | case. Why, otherwise, are these creditors, their partisans have requested the public pot styled “ Anjlo-gallic,” a sort of amphi. to form an opinion, till the reports of the bious race supposed to have half abjured Commissioners of Naval Inquiry were their country. They are not accused of brought forward. for then, said ihey, it will I knavery it scerns, or any other crime ; but, be found, baw shamefully the service has in the same sentence, you add, that their been conducied under the old system ! And debts, (ihat is to say, their property in the further hinted, that infamous frauds and French funds,) were incurred by the purabuses would be brought to light!! Whe. i chase of assignats, and other state paper more ther the statement of these tools of the Ad- than two-thirds below par; and that the semiralty will prove them to be correct or not, curity written on the back of this paper was time will show; but, I believe, it is now " the national domains of France." "If this prelty well discovered by the Commissioners be really so, the charge against them amounts themselves, that there has not been quite so co something more than knavery, and reaches much abuse going on as those disinterested even to high reason ; for you cannot be ig. journalists would have every one believe. | norant, that at the period of depreciation of ----- At Plymouth, where it was expected, the assignais, to which you allude, an act. frauds to the amount of thousands would

of Parliament had passed, and then existed, have been detected, a few pounds consider that made it high-reason to hold any corably short of an hundred, has been the respondence, or to have any money negotiawhole sum to which any ambiguity could

I tion with France : and the British creditors be attached. And I believe I may venture

in the French funds, however disposed to state, that in the case of the unfortunate they might have been not to refuse the only Mr. Marshall, of whom so much has been

security then offered to the other stocksaid, the Commissioners have not, with

holders) were actually precluded from acall powers of inquiry, been able to discover

ceping these national domains as an indeme that he has merited that disgrace and pil

nity tor the partial annibilation of their nishment under which he has laboured for

stock. I he fact is, thesc British claims, these last two years. Indeed, Sir, I have no

orihe grearest part of thein, subsisred long doubt, that a public inquiry into the con.

before this transaction; and the property, duct of the Admiralty, founded upon such

founded on the was vested either in Rintos information as may be afforded, would place

Vingeres, the 25 millions, or some other. them in a situation in which they would not

public French fund, and had nor, nor could be envied, even by those, whom they have

have any possible connexion with any so unrelentingly persecuted and degraded.

gambling specularions wirich might or might I will conclude by observing, that the argu

not take place in French assignats, as well ments which Captain Markham made use | as in congress paper. In what way the juso of the other evening, in vindication of the

tice and validity of these claims is affecich

by the merit or demerit of Mr. Pier, does by | desire of the Tribupate was, 'that a law for no means appear: nor do they depend on puoishing with death persons who should the treaty of 1786 merely, or any other con conceal Georges, or any of the sixty other vention; they are vested on the usages of na: 1 persons, charged with being his accomplices, tions, and the good faith of France; and al. | should be instantly promulgated. --Citizen though hitherto sacrificed by perfidy on the Duvidal had addressed the First Consul in one hand, and pusillanimity on the other, it the following speech :- " Citizen First remains to be seen, not by an appeal to the Consul.-- The Tribupate and the Legislative generosity of this country, so much as to a | Body have adopted measures to cut the last sense of its own honour, whether in some bond of the conspiracy. These measures future negotiation these British claims will would be vain, if they were not prompt. no: be supported with more energy and ber | Love of the country dietated to the Tribonate ter success. I am, yours, &c.

the wish which it has expressed for their ANOTHER BRITISH CREDITOR. being put into immediate execution. Every March 4, 1804.

thing is at stake when you are in danger, it is

the repose, the glory, the existence of the FRENCH CONSPIRACY.

republic, which must be saved by saving its

Chief from the attacks of crime. The French Tribuncte, 9 Ventôse, (29 Feb.) people have intimated to us their destinies; · The Legislative Body transmitted, by a you owe it to them ; and we require of you message, the plan of a law relative to those to take all means for preserving him, in who conceal Georges and his accomplices.-- whom concenter their wishes, their affecThe plan was referred to the Section of the tions, and their hopes."'--The First Con. Legislature, which was ordered to make its sul answered, that he would take the wish of report during the present sitting. The mem the Tribupate into early and serious con. bers of this section retired from the Hall, 10 -sideration. The Tribunate ordered, that the their usual place of sitting:-Some time af- speech of the President and the answer of terwards they returned, when Citizen Si- | the First Consul be printed. meon made a report, and proposed to adopt

Legislative Body. ' the law. The report was ordered to be The government speakers being introprinted. The law was put to the vote, and duced, Simeon made a report on the law, the adoptiod was voted unanimously. The respecting those who conceal Georges and speakers ordered to carry this vote to the his band. The report was ordered to be Legislative Body were Simeon, Jard Panvil printed; and the law was passed unani. liers, and Fabre (de l'Aude.) --At three mously, no other person attempting to quarters past three the sittings were resumed. I speak. --A secretary read a message from the Le Prefecture of Police. Paris, 9 Ventúse (Feb; gislative Body, announcing that the plan of 29.) the law against those who concealed Georges

Citizens, -The law which has been and his accomplices was decreed as law.- 'published condemns to death every indiviGarry.-" Citizens Tribunes, our weeping dual who conceals Georges and the assassins cogotry, at the sight of the crimes meditated who accompany him. Th:y are still in Pa. against our Chiet Magistrate, calls for these ris, where it will be impossible for them to measures against those who conceal the as- escape, the barriers and the roads being sassins or their accomplices,” He proceeded guarded with the greatest vigilance. Let to urge the necessity of prompt and severe every person make known to the police such measures, and concluded wih proposing the individuals as may be liable to suspicior, following decree: "The Tribunate con who re-i le with them or in their neighboursidering that ihe law of this day, relative to hood. Let those who have concealed themi, those who conceal Georges and his band of or who may conceal them, profit of the time sixty, will be of no effect unless it is instant- which the law grants them for the purpose of ly exccuted, expresses a wish that this law averting its axe, and concur in immediately may be promulgated this day." ---The pre. porgi:ng the capital of the monsters, paid by sent decree shall be carried to the govern our eternal enemies for renewing the horrors ment by the President and four Secretaries. which they had before attempted to cortThis proposition was unanimously adopted, summate, by means of the infernal machine and the sitting rose.

on the 3d Nivôse. Under these circut. Marsb 1. The President announced, that stances, the denunciation will be truly acts the deputation appointed yesterday to express of public justice.----Masters of furnished to the government the wish of the Tribunate houses are ordered to examine every indivihad been admitted to the First Consul. The dual they have lodging with them, and taste

they have complied with the regulations of by the then existing Government of the police, and there is nothing suspicious about same, shall be vested in such person or per. them. The drivers of hackney coaches are sons, and shall be exercised iir such manner informed, these persons-ipake use of their as the President of the United States shall carriages. I have promised a reward to direct, for- the maintaining and protecting those wbo'assist the police in seizing them; the inhabitants of Louisiana in the free enbut the sweetest reward to a Freiichman is joyment of their liberty, property, and relithe satisfaction of having done a good action gion; and the President of the United States to his country.

has, by his commission, bearing date the The Counsellor of State and Prefect of same 31st day of October, invested me with Police.

DUBOIS." all the powers, and charged me with the Paris, Marcb 6. ---General Paflet, espe. several duties heretofore held and exercised cially charged with the inspection of the by the Governor. General and Intendant of coast of the department of La Vendée, writes the Province: I have therefore thought fit that on the night of February 26, a pinnace, to issue this my proclamation, making known containing about a dozen brigands, passed the premises, and to declare that the Governslow'y along the coast for about three leagues, mert heretofore exercised over the said promaking several signals, and attempted three vince of Louisiana, as well under the authotimes to make a debarkation ; but perceivingrity of Spain as of the French Republic, bas the mounted chasseurs, who followed her ceased, and that of the United States of course, she sailed off. --They write from America is established over the same; that Hamburgh, that the English have employed the inhabitants thereof will be incorporated more than sixty millious in France. Drake, in the union of the United Stares, and adat Munich, Spencer Smith, at Stutgard, their miited as soon as possible, according to the agents at Hamburgh, franckfort, and other principles of the Foederal Constitution, to the places, have considerable sums at their dis- enjoyment of all the rights, advantages, and posal.----Moniteur,

immunities of citizens of the United States ;

that in the mean time they shall be maintained PUBLIC PAPERS.

and protec'ed in the free enjoyment of their

liberiy, property, and the religion which they PROCLAMATION issued at New Orleans on profess; that all laws and municipal regola

tbe 20tb of December, 1803, by bis Excel tions which were in existence at the cessalency W.C. CLAIBORNE, Governor of tbe tion of the late Government, remain in fall Mississippi Territory, exercising the Powers force, and all civil officers charged with their of Governor-General and Intendant of the execution, except those whose powers have Province of LOUISIANA, on TAKING Pos been specially vested in me, and except also SESSION OF THAT PROVINCE IN BEHALF such officers as bave been entrusted with the OF THE UNITED STATES.

collection of the revenue, are continued in Wbereas, by stipulations between the their functions during the pleasure of the Governments of France and Spain, the latter governor for the time being, or until proviceded to the former the colony and province sioo shall otherwise be made.And I do of Louisiana, with the same extent which it hereby exbort and enjoin all the inhabitants had at the date of the above-mentioned and other persons within the said province, treaty in the hands of Spain, and that it had to be faithful and true in their allegiance to when France possessed it, and such as it

the United States, and obedient to the laws onght to be after the treaties subsequently and authorities of the same, under full as. entered into between Spain and other stales; surance that their just righis will be under and whereas the Government of France has

the guardianship of the United States, and ceded the same to the United States by a treaty will be 'maintained from all force or vioduly ratified, and bearing date the 30ih of lence from without or within.Given at April in the present year, and the possession the City of New Orleans, the 20th day of of said colony and province is now in the December, 1803, and of the independence United States according to the tenor of the of the United States of America the 28th. Jast mentioned treaty; and whereas the Con

Wim C. C. CLAIBORNB. gress of the United States, on thic. 31st day of Ociober in the present year, did enact

DOMESTIC OFFICIAL PAPERS that until the expiration of the session of Congress then sitting (unless provisions for A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to Althe temporary governmeut of the said terri mighty God, -upon the Prospect of bis Me. torics be sooner made by Congress); all the jesty the King's Recovery from bis danger. military, civil, and judicial powers exercised ous Sickress. To be used at Morning and



Evening Service, after the General Thanks. General Assembly to the 24th January next; giving, broughout tbe Cities of London and it is hereby prorogued accordingly. and Westminster, and elsewbere witbin the Bills of Mortality, on Sunday the 26tb of

INTELLIGENCE. February, 1804, and in all Cburcbes and Chapels in ibe United Kingdom of England Foreign.„-It is reported on the contin and Ireland, on the first Sunday after the nent that the Emperor of Russia has expressMinisters tbercof receive the same; and ed his readiness to accede to a treaty with be continued Twenty Days after.

Great Britain and Turkey, for the protection O Almighty God, we render unto thee of the Ottoman Empire: and that he has aca our unfeigned thanks and praise, that thou cordingly sent orders to the Russian feet in bast vouchsafed to be merciful and gracious the Black sea, to set sail immediately, with ail to this Kingdom, in granting to thy Servant, the transports of troops attached to it, for our Sovereign, the hope and prospect of a the Morea. It is also said, that he has dispeedy recovery from bis dangerous sick. rected an additional number of battalions of ness. Confirm and establish, we beseech | infantry and squadrons of cavalry to be callthee, O Lord, the work which thou hast ed into actual service, and marched into began. Make the light of thy countenance Lithuania, to join the army in that province. to shine upon him, and renew in him his -France is perfectly tranquil, notwithperfect strength. Grant that he may long standing the late conspiracy against the First continue a nursing father to thy church, Consul. Moreau is confined in the Temple, and thy minister for good to all his sub and has not yet been brought to trial : Pichejects; and that, in the present crisis, be may gru was arrested on the morning of the 28th be thy blessed instrument is restoring peace ult, in Rue Chabenais, where he was concealed; to the distracted world. And when thou and whence after an ineffectaal resistance, he hast lengthened his days on earth, in the was taken: Georges has, hitherto, escaped; enjoyment both of domestic happiness, and bat a reward has been offered for his appreof publie peace and prosperity, crown him hension, as well as that of his sixty assistO Lord, with everlasting glory in the life ants, and a decree has been enacted makto come, through Jesus Christ our Lord and ing it death for any person to harbour or conSaviour. Amen.

ccal any of them. Every avenue and outlet

from Paris is guarded; and throughout the SPEECH delivered by the GOVERNOR of Ja. whole city, the strictest search is carrying

MNICA torbe LEGISLATURE of tbat Island on for their discovery. The First Coosul is in December, 1803.

receiving congratulations from all the civil • Gentlemen of the Council.--Mr. Speaker, and military bodies, and all the departments and Gentlemen of the Assembly; -I am

of the Republic. ---The legislature of Jahappy to have it in my power to grant you maica has persisted in its refusal of the supa recess at this season of the year, when plies which the Governor had been directed your presence is so essentially necessary up-by Lord. Hobart to require for the defence of on your respective properties. Mr. Speak that island; and, in December last, were proer, and Gentlemen of the Assembly,--I am rogued in his Majesty's name to the 24th of niuch concerned that you have not given January, with a reproach from the Governor me an opportunity of thanking you for the which has excited considerable dissatisfaction. supplies regaired at this eventful period, in St. Domingo, according to the latest aid of the mother country, for your own de accounts from there, is in a very unsettled fence: but I trust that, upon more mature state. Cape-town has been ravaged and consideration, you will feel the propriety of plondered by the negroes, who have begun supporting Government in the most effec to divide themseles into tribes according to tual manner at your next meeting, and their African origin, and among wbot much thereby restore to yourselves its fullest con dissention prevails. The French commissafidence in your loyalty and patriotism. ries, at St. Jago de Ouha, have declared St. Gentlemen of the Council

, -Mr. Speaker, Domingo, in a state of siege, and have fitted and Gentlemen of the Assembly, I have out some privateers at that place, which give to recommend to you, in the most particu, annoyance to the trade of that island. lar manner, on your return to your several It has recently been proposed, in the Ameri. parishes, the pursuit of such provident mea- can House of Representatives, that a Comsures as may best promote the securits and mittee should be appointed to consider the tranquillity of the island.--I do therefore expediency of imposing duties on all foreigo how, in his Majesty's name, prorogue this ships encoring the ports of the United States,

as a compensation for the benefit of the great responsibility under which he acted, light-houses erected at the expense of the and he did not hesitate to become answerUnited States, of the same nature as those able for the measure which he was about to now imposed upon American vessels enter sanction. In the House of Commons, on ing British ports. The Mississippi Legisla the 71h instant, Sir Johu Wrottesley, in ture has passed a law against duelling, im pursuance of a notice which he had previousposing upon agressors a fine of one thousand ly given, moved that the House should go dollars, imprisonment for twelve months, into a Committee to investigate the conduct and a disqualification, for five years, for of the Irish Government relative to the 230 holding any office in the state: if either of of July, and their previous proceedings and The parties fall, the survivor, and his associ. preparations : this motion, after a very long ates to suffer death. Los

and interesting debate, was negatived. On DOMESTIC.-- According to the reports | the 14th Mr. Creevy brought forward five of the King's physicians his Majesty conti resolutions for papers relative to the causes mues in a state of convalescence. Their re. and conduct of the war carried on in the port on the 7th inst. was, that “ his Majesty island of Ceylon, against the King of Candy: "{ continued gradually to recover;" on the after some debate the previous question was &th that “ There is no material alteration in moveil upon the first of these motions and “his Majesty since yesterday;" on the oth the rest were withdrawn. On the same day that “ His Majesty continues to go on in a Mr. Francis proposed three motions relative "favourable way;" on the 10th that “ We to the causes and the conduct of the war care * continue to entertain a favourable opinion | ried on in the East Indies, against the Mab" of his Majesty's recovery;" on the lithratta princes : after some debate the motions that “ His Majesty is considerably better to were withdrawn). During the week, the at“ day than he has yet been since the begin tention of Parliament has, also, been occupi" ning of his illness ;" on the 12th tbated with the discussion of the new volunteer " His Majesty continues to recover;" on the bill, and a bill relating to the Irish revenue. 13th that “ His Majesty continues to reco. NAVAL.-An embargo has just ! 6 ver;" and on the 14th that “His Majesty laid upon all the shipping in the ports of the « recovers daily.” On the ulth and 141h, Batavian Republic:: and, last week, orders it is said, his Majesty walked a little in the | were sent from the Secratary of State's ofgarden, and on the 11th Mr. Addington hadice to the custom-house, for laying an eman audience; none of the royal family have, bargo on all vessels bound to any other ports however, been yet permitted to see the King. than those of Spain, Portugal, the MediterOn the gih inst, in the House of Lords, Earl ranean, Africa, America, and the East and Fitzwilliam, previous to the commission for West Ivdics. An expedition is preparing to granting the royal assent in several bills shut up the port of Boulogne or some of the which had passed through both Houses, said, ports of Holland. Eighteen or (wenty old that he had it from high authority that his vessels, some of which are of four hundred Majesty was not in such a state of mind astons burthen, have been collected, and loadepabled him to exercise so important a ed with stones, which are united by iron branch of his prerogative as that now about | bars and chains, so as to form one solid mass: to be gone into, and called for decisive in- these vessels are to be sent under the cover formation on the subject. In consequence of the blockading squadron, to the ports for of this, the Lord Chancellor said, that in so which they are intended, and are to be scutimportant a subject, he had proceeded with led there, side by side, so as to lay the found. all due caution, even with fear and trem- ation for an embankment of sand, by which bling; but he had thought it necessary to it is supposed, they will be completely shut have a personal interview with the King, up.-The London Gazettes of the last week which he obtained, and in the course of contain no account of captures by any of big which he had much serious discussion with Majesty's ships. "LOV Center woandet his Majesty relative to the bills to which he was called to give the royal assent; that the

. SUMMARY OF POLITICS. rasult of those discussions was to impress his mind with the thorough conviction that his ANGLO-GALLIC CREDITORS. This Majesty was competent to the personal ex. subject appeared to be closed, when the ercise of all the functions of royal authority, 1 letter, which will be found in page 392 and that, in bringing down the commission, of this sheet, was received by the Editor. he acted in obedience to his commands, and The public will have perceived, that these in a fair and conscientious discharge of his creditors have been very fairly dealt with. duty: he said, that he felt the weight of the Their remonstrances have been inserted ;


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