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will determine their ultimate definition, which is for PolauJ, unlets avail's change in tliat country. The king's retinue is very small, and confilts only of a iecrttary and a few oth cers of rank. The roval equipage and saddle horses have already left Berlin. The workmen are buiy day and night to prepare the fie'd equipage. BRUSSELS, Oa. j The Dutch army to the amount of 15,000 men, arrived here in three co lumns, with the Prince of Orange at their head, the 2d inlt. and encamp ed ou the heights beyond the gate of An derli height. It is impossible to conceive any thing more diflnclined to the cause in vhicb tiiry are engaged than tliefe troops. Not merely the private soldiers, but the officers complain of the service. The privates fay that they are dcltined to Bou theric, to the slaughter-house, for it is im pofiible for them to meet the multitudes that the Fiench pour forth for liber ty. The officers are tindfured with the fame spirit. They alcribe their misfor tune in their late retreat entirely to the o.nduCt of Gen. Bcaulieu, who did not fupjjort them and to Inch a length have they carried their accusation, that the liiatrs General have taken it up, and de manded that Gen. Beaulieu shall be tried for h:s conduit on the occasion, adding at the fame time, a figuificant hint, that u;.lcf» he (hall be brought to trial, they will not reinforce the army, which they neverthcl* r .i, mi interim, agree to furnifli, nor go ..tie Hep further in the concert un leis their requiiitiun (hall be complied with. Last night an officer of the regiment of La Tour arrived here, with dispatches from the P. ince of Saxe Cobourg, to the Hereditary Prince of Orange, dircfting h.;n to march forthwith towards Mons, to'T-jth.. with lumc battalions of Aultri an troops chat arrived iiue lalt uight from Louva:n. Accordingly, this morning, the 3d, the Dutch carr.p was raiftd, and are now 011 their march. The second attack has been made by the P. incc of Saxe Cbburg on the en trenched camp of tlie French at Mau benge, and with as little ftrcccfs as his firft attempt. He left nbout 180 men, and killed, as we believe, about 300 of the enemy, but without gaining any advan tage worth the blood. Gtn. Beaulieu is recalled from his com mand, and is expected here this day. He is to be tried by a council of war, before which he is to account for his conduct on the cccafion of the flight of the combi ned armies in Flanders. Hard fate for a veteran ! jourdan, who succeeds Houchard as Ge neral of the North, arrived on the lit inft. in the evening, at the Frencli army, with a reinforcement of 4000 cavaliy, of which the republicans were in great want. LONDON, Oftobcr y. War-Office, Oft. 2. His majesty has been pleased to appoint Colonel, his Royal Highness Prince Ed ward, to be Major-Geocral in the army. General Dournonville and the National CommifiionerS are confined in the fortrefs of Spielberg, near Brinn, in Moravia, to which place the two irunilL'rs, Semonville and Maret, have also been conducted. RIOTS AT BRISTOL. BY the accounts just received from Bnftol, we are informed, that the dread ful riots which laged to so alarming a de gree last week in that city, are now en tirely fublidcd. At the fame time it is much to be regretted, that so many indi viduals have fuffered in an affair (refpeft ingonly a few hundred pounds toll) which appears trifling when compared with the importance of the dissolution of one hu man being. The accounts which have been reported by various newspapers, and letters, assert, that near twenty persons have loft their lives, and about forty wounded (some dangercufly ) in these me lancholy commotions. From the Go/ken Repository. Mr. Westcott, I HAVE observed in your lafl paper our chairman hath publilhed an ac coun and interesting meeting lately held in this town ; which I think was proper and judicious for him to do ; and in order to induce the Republi can Citizen* in the neighboring towns and country, to ele& deputies to reprcfent them at our next meeting, and give them f«»me idea of the Uufinefs that will iugrofs tlieir deliberations so that men of corrtf ponding fentimeuts may be sent forward. I tzfee the liberty of incloiing to yoii for publication in your next paper, a fct of refolutiong which I intend to bring for ward at o'i.' next meeting, which are as follows, viz. Whereas, the President of the United States, in his late speech to Congress, hath intirely (for reafonsbeft known to himfclf) to mention the long, (liameful, and daring detention of the forts on our western frontiers, by one of the combined tyrants of Europe, Therefore resolved, that proper mea sures ought to be taken to humble the pride of the Britilh nation, and teach them a sense of their duty by immediately re quiring those polls to be given up as well as restitution to be made fur their illegal depredations and captures of our vefielß on the high seas, or else they may ex pec v to feel the weight of our hottelt difplea. sure. And whereas, (he important waters of the river Walkill, run through this town, which has communication with the At lantic Ocean : Therefore resolved, that where the said river is navigable, suitable armed cutters be built (as soon as our exports will admit) for the preservation of our eel wares, (from which are derived our principal exports and ftap'.e produce) and where the river is not navigable, that proper places of de fence be built oil the shores for the pur pose above-mentioned, and thus agreeably to the Preiident's speech "be placing oiirfelves in a condition of compleat de fence." And in order to convince the combined despots of Europe that we dis approve of their tyrannical system, that we are Rcvolutionifts, and avow the prin ciples of Republicans and supporters of the Rights of Man and the cause of France, Therefore resolved, we have a deiire to bccome the eighty fifth fe&ion of France, at leail as much so as is consistent with the alegiance we owe the Republican form only, of the government we live under. A Montgomery Sans Culottes, Montgomery, Dec. 20th, 1793. From the WESTERN STAR. [Pubiiihvcl -it Stockoridjjc, MalTachufetts.J A Correspondent wishes to inquire the reason affigntd by the Lieutenant Gover nor of this Commonwealth for his silence on the late impudent Protest against the proceedings of the Executive of the United States, by Citizen Dannery. The com munication of the C' J 'zen's performance, to him, has been made public, not only in this state, but throughout the Union.— Silent contempt of Citizen Dannery's conduct (continues our correspondent) is not fufficient—the incited dignity of Americans, at this period, when foreigners are boldly attempting to controul the measures of our Government, requires something more. Can the Lieutenant Governor poflibly be influenced by elec tioneering motives, and, by remaining neu ter, promise himfelf a general support ?— Surely no ! this cannot be the influencing principle, with fucli an object in view. The great majority of the people of this commonwealth are fedeialiils and they look forfederalifm in their public servants ; their attention, it is hoped, will ever be directed towards those who have wisdom to plan, and firmnefs to execute. In the flickered situations of life, an equivocal conduct may sometimes be available in the promotion of an hoped for object—but on that theatre where the public eye can ful ly survey the actions and the dearest inter ests of society impel men to ken the mo tives of those acting under their authori ty. open integrity, and a decided conduct, are the surest means to obtain the confi dence, and rivet the attachment, of a free and enlightened people. HONORIUS. From the American Minerva, 7'o the honorable Legislature of the United States, , The Petition of the antient Partici- ple STRICKEN, Mojl humify Jheiueth, THAT your petitioner was formerly a [errant of the Englirti nation, during a long course of time, apd in his (lalion de meaned himfelf with fobrietv, and great fidelity. For several hundred years your petitioner was never accused with having Jlriehtn a fellow servant or of any crime winterer. But your petitioner, growing 61J and well Jirkktn in years, was dlfcard ed as an inurm, worn-cut domestic, whose ugly afpeet disgusted all good company ; and for tlie many good services rendered the nation, your petitioner had a place as signed him by common consent of the na tion, in one corner of a majejiic building which was new covered andjhingled with Engli/b wood, in the reign of James I.*. In this venerable place, your petitioner has ever since spent his time, afibciating and convening with a few old friends,who oecajionally visit this antiquated jlruilure.— Your petitioner, happy in his retirement, is very unwilling to be summoned from hii tranquil abode, and again called into ser vice ; especially as his place is well suppli ed with a more convenient fen-ant, the participle Jlrucl, who is better acquainted with the modern fafhions and mhnners,and can much better wait upon company than your old, grey haired petitioner. Your petitioner therefore humbly prays, that he may no more be called upon to wait upon gentlemen, but that he may be Jlruci off the lift of your honors' domestics, and fuf fered to reft in peace in his venerable man sion. (Signed,) STRICKEN. * The Bible traijlatcdinto En«lijb, The following is the report of the Select Committee oh the Petition of Andrew Fraunces The committee of the House of Repre sentatives of the United States, confiding of Messrs. S. Smith, Giles, Findley, Cof fin, and Dayton, presented the following to the House, on the 29th ult. The committee, to whom was referred the memorial of Andrew G. Frauncis, with the accompanying papers, have pro ceeded to take the fame into considerati on, and to examine the late Treasurer, and several officers and clerks of the present department, refpe&ing thef ame; and, as the result of their inquiries, make the sol. lowing report: That about the month of May last, the Memorialist became pofleffed of two war rants, drawn by the late Board of Trea fnry; the one for 3.500 dollars, the other for 2,000 dollars : That in copfequence of an estimate for appropriations for the year 1789, certified by the Register of the Treafurv, an appropriation of 190,000 dollars was made for paying Warrants of the description of those in pofleffion of the memorialilt: That these warrants were not, however, particularized in the esti mate : That payments of fur.dry warrants, of the fame description, were made, pur suant to the appropriation, from Nov. 1789, to Nov. 1790, amounting, in the whole, to 157,630 dollars 94. cc»ts ; after which time, only two small warrants, a mounting to 183 dollars 33 cents, have been paid ; which warrants appeared to the officers of the Treasury not to have been of doubtful character: That no other warrants of the fame description were pre fentedfor payment, at the Treasury, un til the autumn of 1792 ; about which time several were presented : That some time after November, 1790, in the course of examining the proceedings of the late Board of Treasury, and the modes of doing business practised by them, together with some other circumstances falling within the knowledge of the accompting officers of the Treasury, doubts were entertained at the Treasury how far these warrants, and pthers of the fame description, consti tuted a good claim again ft the public ; and in consequence of the information, thus obtained, payments thereof were, from that time, suspended. The committee have thought it expedient not to detail the particular circumftanccs attending this de scription of warrants, which caused the determination of the Treasury officer to suspend payment, and refer the House to certain documents attending this report, for fall information relative thereto. It appears, that the warrants presented br the memorialists, for payment, had been pre vioufiy presented for payment at the Trea sury, by some other person, and that pay ment had been refufed, but the presentation acknowledged in the following words, written in red ink, on one of the warrants, " Presented to the Secretary of the Trea sury, on the 26th of December, 1792, by Jasper Mardock." It appeats that the Secretary of the Treasury refufed to pay the warrants to the memorialists, who presented them for that purpofc, in the month of May last ; and that he has been uniform in his refufal from that time to the present. The committee art of opinion that the reasons afligned by the Secretary of the Treasury, for refilling payment of the warrants, are fully fnflicient to juftify his condutt ; and that the Secretary of the Treasury, and other officers of theTrca fury, merit applaufr for their conduit in. the whole courie of this tranfa&ion. At the request of the Secretary of the Treasury, the committee have likewjfe proceeded to examine the charge made a gainst him, relative to the purchase of the pension of Baron de Glaubach, and are of opinion that it is wholly illiberal & ground less. UNITED STATES. NEW-YORK, January 6. Arrived here yesterday, the biigantini Sarah and Elizabeth, Edm. Luce, matter, from Nantz, which place (he failed from the 22d Ottobej Capt. Luce informs us, that 011 the day after he failed, he was brought too and boarded by an Algerine cruizer from Guemfy, and altho' he had no French goods, nor any French paflcn gers 011 board, was detained seven hours, wantonly insulted, and plundered of water, cabin (tores and a number of valuable ar- titles. (The English, as a nation, particular ly in their marine, pique themfetves much on their honor ; and no doubt the officers of King's (hips have every pretension to it—but their fuffering part of the nation to ast as a nest of pirates, mult be laid to their charge, and taken into the ac count. By this conduct they are laying up a (lore of wrath in the minds of our seamen, which should a rupture betwixt us unhappily take place, may be produc tive of bitter oonfequencee.) On the 2jth Oft. he fa* a small squa dron of French (hips of war cruizing oiT Ufhant. One of them, the Semilliante, boarded him, but did no more than exa mine his papers. The French officer in formed Capt. Luce, that they had taken 4 G.iernfey privateers, or rather pirates, and one English frigate. Tiie lat.tei; had hnd a severe engagement with a French frigate, from which (he separated in rhe night, and the day following fell in with this squadron, and after firing a few shot flruck her colours, being quite crippled in her engagement with the other frigate. On the sth Not. spoke the fhfp Anne and Catherine of New York, in lat. 41, long. 14, bound home from Bristol with a number of pafTengers. She was 14 days out all well. On the 2 sth Dec. he spoke the Schr. Nancy of New York, in lat. 35, long. 68, four days out, bound to St. Bartho lomews. On Sunday the 30th, fpofee the (loop Garland, Capt. Garland, from New Cat tle, to Martinique, in lat. 33, long. 69, 3 days out. Capt. Garland generously fparcd part of his provisions to Captain Luce, of which he began to feel the want. On Friday the 3d inft. spoke a (loop be longing to Newport, bound from Point Peter, to Alexandria in long. 74, lat. 36 30, thirty days out. The Sarah and Elizabeth was bound to Baltimore, but obliged by contrary winds to put into this port. Yesterday a sloop outward bound, with a number of French paflenp-ers, men, wo. men and children, wa3 overset in the East River, opposite Gorernor's I (land, by run ning against another veflitl, and a negro boy drowned. FAYETTEVILLE, Dec. 18. The committee from both house* of the Icgiflatu'.-e appointed to make enquiry into a report that, a contagious fever was ra ging in this town, (as mentioned in our extract t'om the journal of the house of Commoni) have reported, that they have made enquiry refpetting the health of the place agreeable to the resolves of both houses, and find there is no ground for the report of such a fever, or any infej3iou» disease prevailing in this town. AUGUSTA, Nov. 23. DIED] On Monday last, at her plan tation in Burke county, Mrs. Mart Hall, relist of the late Hon. Lvman Hall, Esq. On Thurfdty last, On), Jamis Williams, attorney at law.